Race Results From Coast to Coast

Berth, Loehr, Goeden and Rick Scheffler win at PDTR 5-21-16

By: Amy Juech

Cellcom B Mods were out first this evening. Jeremy Walvoored (Howards Grove) and Cody Eickberg (Plymouth) brought the field to the green. Eickberg jumped out to and early lead with Brandon Berth (Cascade) behind. Quick caution waved for a car that spun. Eickberg had another strong restart with Berth right behind who attempted to pass. Walvoord and Justin Bauer (Sheboygan Falls) are side by side for fourth. Berth passed Eickerg for the lead. Glen Blanke (Sheboygan Falls) worked his way around Walvoord for third. Berth and Eickberg pulled away from the field with over a front stretch lead. Brandon Knepprath (Kewaskum) passed Blanke for fourth; Blanke lost momentum quickly and spun in turn two bringing out a caution. Berth controlled the restart with Eickberg behind. Lap ten Bauer and Brian Konitzer (Sheboygan) collided bringing out a caution. Berth attempted a restart only to be brought back with a caution for Patrick Hanson (Sheboygan Falls) who spun and left the track under the second unassisted spin rule. Eickberg was right behind Berth on the restart but mechanical issues made him slow on the back stretch and another caution waved. Gary Glander (Sheboygan Falls) avoided Eickberg and ended up sideways on the back stretch. Berth led the field back to the green with Larry Zirbel (Iron Ridge) trailing behind. Spencer Long (Sheboygan Falls) brought out a caution after spinning in turn two. Driver’s notified next flag is also the checkers, time limit was reached. Berth remained in control with Zirbel right behind. Walvoord, Knepprath and Glander competed for third through fifth place. Spensor Long spun bringing out the last caution as the checkers flew. Brandon Berth won, followed by Larry Zirbel, Jeremy Walvoord, Brandon Knepprath, and Gary Glander. Hard charger passing 9 was Larry Zirbel. Heat Winners: Cody Eickberg and Larry Zirbel

Grand nationals were out next with Matt Loehr (Mt. Clavary) and Tim Simon (Fond du Lac) setting the pace of this 25 lap feature event. Loehr took control of the field early, Dan Sorce (West Allis) tucked in behind. An extensive caution waved on lap one for Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Matt Jackson (Sheboygan) and Mark Fieber (Cascade) tangling and hooked together in turn four. Loehr stayed out front on the restart. Donny Singer (Waldo) had mechanical issues and slowed in turn four. Loehr was still out front over Dan Sorce. Tyler Kulow (New Holstein), Steven Weber (Plymouth) and Matt Yancey (Sheboygan) were three wide for fourth place on lap three. Brad Weiss (Cascade) brought out a caution for mechanical issues in turn one. Loehr was over Dan Sorce on the restart. Patrick Marcott (Menomonee Falls) and Don Sorce tangle; resulted in Marcott black flagged for unsportsman like conduct. Sorce attempted to pass Loehr on the restart, Brian Giles (Plymouth) spun in turn four without getting another lap completed. Yancey and Weber battled for fourth then Brian Cesar (Sheboygan) joined in. Another caution waved, driver’s notified next flag is checkered time limit has been reached. Loehr has another strong restart with Dan Sorce and Yancey looked in. Jackson and Kulow swapped sixth place. Don Sorce steadily worked his way through traffic. Final caution waved bringing out the checkers on lap 11. Winner was Matt Loehr over Dan Sorce followed by Matt Yancey, Brian Cesar and Steven Weber. Hard chargers passing 7 each were Brian Cesar and Josh Pierce. B-Main Results: Justin Erickson, Josh Pierce, Richard Hed, Patrick Marcott, Melissa Singer and Shane Long Heat Winners: Dan Sorce, Don Sorce Jr. and Matt Jackson

Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum) and Doug Wondra (Oakfield) made up the front row of the Aldag –Honald Mechanical Sprints. Wenninger snuck out to an early lead over Lance Fassbender (Burnett). Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) worked on Wondra for fourth. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) went outside Kurt Davis (West Allis) for tenth. Randy Walters (Cascade) and Will Gerrites (Waupun) collided but manage to keep racing. Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) and Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac) swapped seventeenth place. Wenninger slowly pulled away and gained on lap traffic. Paul Pokorski (West Bend) spun between turns three and four, collected Anthony Knierim (Franksville) which brought out a caution. Wenninger had new company of Tim Haddy (Waupun) on the restart. Dr. Brandon McMullen (Plymouth), Davis and Goeden competed for sixth. Wondra brought out a caution, and then Mitchell Yurmanovich (Cascade) spun on the restart, results in another quick caution. Goeden passed Wenninger on the outside for the lead. Davis and McMullen both attempted and successfully passed Melis. Westphal, Karnitz and Dannon Tessmer (Allenton) swapped positions in the back. Fassbender and Danny Schlafer (Sussex) both passed Haddy for third and fourth. Goeden was flying and caught lapped traffic of Spyder Akright (Sheboygan Falls) and Will Gerritts. Fassbender worked on Wenninger and managed to pass for second. Goeden was caught up in lapped traffic when Fassbender went outside in an attempt to pass Goeden on the white flag lap. Checkers flew for Goeden, followed by Lance Fassbender, Danny Schlafer, Shane Wenninger and Kurt Davis. Hard chargers passing 10 cars each were Donny Goeden and Danny Schlafer. B-Main Results: Dannon Tessmer, Ken Jay Fiedler, Kevin Karnitz, Andrew Westphal, Will Gerrist and Randy Walter Heat Winners: Chris Clayton, Donny Goeden, Jim Melis and Lance Fassbender

Johnsonville Sausage Late Models rolled trackside last with Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah) and Rick Scheffler (Waukesha) setting the pace. Chris Carlson (Union Grove) and Phil Rehberg (Waukesha) spun in turn two for our first caution before we even had a lap in. Rick Scheffler controlled the field over Russ Scheffler (Waukesha) and Buhler on the restart. On lap one David Jaeger (West Bend), Charlie Schmidt (Oostburg) and Adam Janke (Bear Creek) tangled in turn four. Rick Scheffler pulled out to an early lead on the restart. Buhler looked outside Russ Scheffler for second. There were many drivers swapping positions sixth on back running two and three wide at times. Turk Letezia (Milwaukee) and Taylor Scheffler battled for fifth. Justin Schmidt (Cleveland) attempted to join in the battle. Joel Bennett (Hortonville) and Billy Rezutek (Big Bend) swapped ninth. Rick Scheffler slowly pulled away from the pack with a front stretch lead over second, caught lapped traffic. Taylor Scheffler moved up to fifth place. Eric Michaels (Cleveland) pulled into the infield with mechanical issues. Rehberg and Schmidt battled to stay on the lead lap. Jim Schmidt (Cleveland) looked outside Buhler for third. Brad Mueller (Random Lake) and Tony Peterson (Big Bend) swapped tenth place. Randy Markwardt (Sheboygan), Bennett and Peterson attempted three wide for a whole lap. Rick Scheffler placed two lapped cars between himself and Russ Scheffler. Russ Scheffler attempted everything to pass Rick on the outside. Rick Scheffler crossed the double checkers first followed by Russ Scheffler, Tim Buhler, Jim Schmidt and Taylor Scheffler. Hard chargers passing six cars each were Taylor Scheffler and Brad Mueller. Heat Winners: Chris Carlson, TimBuhler and Russ Scheffler

Special thank you to A-1 Appliance Repair for being the evening trophy sponsor. Please join us next week for Military Night. All kids get a free flag. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO May 22, 2016

By: Dean Reichel

For Immediate Release--

Randy Martin made his first visit to Double-X Speedway Sunday night one for the books as he parked his #14 winged sprint car in victory lane for a slightly emotional and crowd pleasing feature win. Starting third on the grid, Martin settled into third behind leader Jonathan Cornell and young shoe Ben Brown. The sprint car veteran passed young Brown on lap 5 and began to look for Cornell who had opened up a straightaway lead on the field. In an uncharacteristic slip, Cornell spun a 360 degree spin in turn 1 which caused an automatic caution flag on the track relegating him to the end of the lead lap cars. Martin inherited the lead on the ensuing restart which was negated as Taylor Walton tumbled off of turn 4 bringing out the red flag. Racing resumed on lap six with Martin in the lead and Cornell moving up through the field. After a caution on lap nine Martin still led followed by Brown, TJ Muths and Cornell. A lap later Cornell would move into third and on lap twelve he would overtake Brown for the second spot. By this time, Martin had a comfortable lead but a yellow after the completion of lap fifteen would bring Cornell to the rear bumper of the #14. Martin lead the next six laps with Cornell trying to mount a challenge. Meanwhile Tyler Blank had moved into third bringing Evan Martin to fourth with Muths holding the number five spot. The red flag flew at the completion of lap 21 as Ben Brown made contact with the front stretch wall and continued his string of tough luck this season with a dramatic flip at the flag stand. A four lap dash would decide the outcome of the event, with Cornell trying every move he could, the veteran Martin claimed the victory. In victory lane Martin congratulated the hard charging Cornell and also credited his brother Ronnie Martin for putting the winning setup under the black #14. Following Martin and Cornell under the checkered flag, Blank came home a strong third, Evan Martin claimed fourth and youngster Miles Paulus was fifth. Another young shoe Broc Elliott was sixth at the stripe. Ben Brown and Cornell claimed the heat races for the evening.

The very competitive street stock class saw another "old guy" claim his first victory at Double-X in 2016. Steve Beach of Eldon, put his #10 machine into victory lane in his second trip to the track this year. Beach had to keep hard charging Cole Henson at bay throughout the 15 lap affair. The duo would run 1-2 the entire event with a lot of shuffling and racing taking place behind them. Point leader Derek Henson would ultimately claim third, with visitor Dean Willie finishing fourth and last week's feature winner Harlan Dowell rounding out the top five. Beach and Cole Henson were victorious in the heat races.

The 600cc Micro Sprints saw a familiar face in victory lane at Warrensburg driver Kameron Key put the 7JR machine in victory lane. Jimmy Dowell drove a great race claiming second over hard charging Nick Rasa. Garrett Hulsey was fourth in his first visit to Double X in 2016 and Randy Corpening was fifth in his debut as well. Dowell claimed the lone heat race in the class.

Rudy Wirts continued his winning ways in the Hobby Stock class, claiming his fourth feature win in as many tries. He had to work his way around veteran Mike Schrader who led early and came home second with Chuck Coffey third, Laura Atkinson fourth and Chris Brockert completing the top five. Wirts also captured the heat race victory.

Next Sunday night the ASCS Warrior Region cars take to the track for the annual "Tribute to Jesse and Daniel" event featuring the "Take it to the Tail Hockett Style Challenge" Be sure to attend one of the highlight events on the Warrior schedule.

The owners and staff of Double-X extend a great thanks to the racers and fans that attend each week. Thanks to the efforts of all we are getting the races done in a timely manner. Your continued support is very appreciated. Be sure to keep up with the Double-X Speedway Fan Page on Facebook for information.

Double-X Speedway Results May 22, 2016--

Winged Sprint Cars= Feature- 1. 14- Randy Martin, California; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 3. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 4. 4-Evan Martin, California; 5. 48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 6. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 7. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia; 8. 12c-Nic Crank, Sedalia; 9. 56H-Dean Hathman, Rocheport; 10. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 11. 49-Tyler Elliott, California; 12. 93- Taylor Walton, Warrensburg Heat 1- 1. Brown; 2. R. Martin; 3. Blank; 4. E. Martin; 5. Hathman; 6. B. Elliott Heat 2- 1. Cornell; 2. Muths; 3. Paulus;4. Walton; 5. T. Elliott; 6. Crank

Street Stocks= Feature- 1. 10- Steve Beach, Eldon; 2. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 3. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 4. 7X-Dean Willie, Warrensburg; 5. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 6. 8- John Clancy,Jr., California; 7. 7- Evan Hays, California; 8. 29D- Destiny Dowell, Tipton; 9. 8UP- Jeff Offerman, California; 10, 30C- Terry Schultz, Sedalia; 11. H3-Andrew Roark, Henley Heat 1- 1. Beach; 2. Roark; 3. Schultz; 4. Clancy,Jr.; 5. D. Dowell; 6. Hays Heat 2- 1. C. Henson; 2. Willie; 3. D.Henson; 4 Offerman; 5. H. Dowell

Hobby Stocks= Feature- 1. 2X-Rudy Wirts, California; 2. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 3. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 4. 4A-Laura Atkinson, Eldon; 5. 82- Chris Brockert, Versailles; 6. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; (DNS) 10-Curtis Schaeffer, Lincoln Heat Race- 1. Wirts; 2. Schrader; 3. Atkinson; 4. Coffey; 5. Brockert; 6. Wallingford; (DNS) Schaeffer

600cc Micro Sprints= Feature- 1. 7JRK- Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 2. 88J-Jimmy Dowell, Boonville; 3. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 4. 88G-Garrett Hulsey, Lone Jack; 5.20-Randy Corpening, Versailles; 6. 37-Ethan Green, Boonville; 7. 749-Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City Heat Race- 1. Dowell; 2. Key; 3.Schlotz; 4. Rasa; 5. Hulsey; 6. Corpening; 7. Green(DNS)

 

 

Michelle Melton Scores First Career Sprint Series of Oklahoma Victory!

Ardmore, Oklahoma – May 20, 2016 - Twenty-three-year-old Michelle Melton made her first appearance at Southern Oklahoma Speedway a memorable one as the Flower Mound, Texas driver took the lead at the start and never looked back to claim her first career Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver sprint car victory Friday night in Ardmore, Oklahoma in that series portion of the tracks second “Fast 5 Friday” event of the season.

Melton and Jerry Hammock started on the front row for the twenty lap feature with Melton taking the lead as the green flag fell. Hammock would give chase throughout the feature and despite being nervous starting on the pole, Melton was up to the challenge. “I tend to physic myself out when I start on the pole plus I had people like (John) Carney behind me who has been dominating the 305 stuff and you sit and think about how you need to drive,” said Melton, who has been racing sprint cars for five years off and on due to school with 2016 being a full-time driver.

About midway through the feature her Eagle chassis began getting tight, causing her to change her line and allowing Hammock and third starting Carney to close the gap. “My wing slider had broken off of my wing tree and my wing pushed all the way back, but I was able to calm down and drive smart.”

With five laps to go the red flag would wave for a Chad Wilson flip, allowing a five lap dash to the checkered and the field right on her rear bumper. But she would hold her line those last few laps to put her Pro-Tech Service Co./Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville/Simpsons/Snider’s Paint and Body into victory lane.

Hammock would settle for second while Carney, who raced with no brakes most of the event, held on for third. Jake Martens came home fourth while eighth starting Joe Wood, Jr. rounded out the top five.

The three, eight lap heat races for the twenty-six car field were won by Cody Whitworth, Martens and Wilson with Chris Kelly taking home the twelve lap “B” feature.

Next scheduled event for the SSO will be a double-header weekend in the southern part of the state. It all kicks off on Friday night, June 17, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and their third appearance of the season. From there the tour will make their only appearance of the season at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma

May 20, 2016

26 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Cody Whitworth, 2) Joe Wood, Jr., 3) Andy Shouse, 4) Kevin Ramey, 5) Chris Kelly, 6) Shayla Waddell, 7) Alison Slaton, 8) Blake Scott, 9) Junior Jenkins

2nd Heat: 1) Jake Martens, 2) Jerry Hammock, 3) Marcus Thomas, 4) Sterling Hoff, 5) Gary Owens, 6) Blake Dacus, 7) Loyd Clevenger, 8) Ty Williams, 9) Justin Fisk

3rd Heat: 1) Chad Wilson, 2) John Carney II, 3) John Ricketts, 4) Michelle Melton, 5) Gary Kelly, 6) Robert Vetter, 7) Drew Wright, 8) Jerry Jumper

B Feature: 1) Chris Kelly, 2) Ty Williams, 3) Robert Vetter, 4) Alison Slaton, 5) Blake Scott, 6) Jerry Jumper, 7) Michael Wright, 8) Loyd Clevenger, 9) Justin Fisk, 10) Junior Jenkins

A Feature: 1) Michelle Melton, 2) Jerry Hammock, 3) John Carney II, 4) Jake Martens, 5) Joe Wood, Jr., 6) Cody Whitworth, 7) Andy Shouse, 8) Marcus Thomas, 9) John Ricketts, 10) Gary Owens, 11) Shayla Waddell, 12) Blake Dacus, 13) Sterling Hoff, 14) Chris Kelly, 15) Ty Williams, 16) Robert Vetter, 17) Gary Kelley, 18) Alison Slaton, 19) Chad Wilson, 20) Kevin Ramey

 

 

Brian Smith thrills huge SOD crowd with Butler finish line pass!

Erie, Michigan (May 22, 2016) - Doug Zimmerman led 99.5% of the race, but Fremont, Ohio’s Brian Smith pulled off a dramatic finish line win in the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP WWIII feature at Butler Speedway Saturday night.

The feature got off to a rocky start when Quentin Blonde spun in turn three on the first lap and Brad Lamberson had no place to go and collided with Blonde. Both cars had to be towed off the track and race officials called a fuel-only red flag due to the twenty-lap clean up delay. A second attempt to start the feature didn’t fare much better, but cleanup was quick, and the restart had Doug Zimmerman charge into the lead from the pole position ahead of Bill Jacoby after original pole-starter Quentin Blonde was eliminated in the first lap crash.

Zimmerman, rejoining former car owner Tom Dale this season after taking 2015 off, quickly developed a huge lead and masterfully worked through heavy traffic. With everyone watching Zimmerman’s impressive drive, no one noticed Fremont, Ohio’s Brian Smith, top contender for 2016 SOD RockAuto.com Series Rookie of the Year quietly moving forward to second. A late race caution erased Zimmerman’s huge lead, and Smith, now in second, started pressuring the leader, but in spite of pulling alongside Zimmerman once when Zimmerman bobbled coming out of turn 2 late in the race, Smith couldn’t overtake the leader.

With five laps to go the last caution flew, and on the restart, it looked like Zimmerman’s race long advantage coming off turn two would be enough to hold off Smith. About four car lengths behind Zimmerman going into turn three on the last lap, the large crowd was on its feet as Smith made a seemingly impossible charge high through the corner and outraced Zimmerman to the win by .068 of a second!

The excited crowd was ecstatic when Smith did a “dirt angel” (you know, like a snow angel) on the front straight.

The new Sprints On Dirt spec Hoosier Racing Tire rear tires have produced exciting racing in the first two races, Friday at Hartford and Saturday at Butler, and have received rave reviews from competitors. Not only did the tires perform flawlessly, but Butler winner Smith ran the same set of tires Friday on Hartford’s big track and for his Butler win.

Butler Speedway, May 21 results:

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 (4 transfer to feature, top 2 redraw) – 19Z Doug Zimmerman, 4T Joshua Turner, 4K Craig Karazim, 3 Kyle Locke, 47 Robert Bulloch, 1 Eric Smith, 6 Tyler Bearden

Lane Automotive Heat 2 (4 transfer to feature, top 2 redraw) – 44J Bill Jacoby, 12 Mike Baker, 5 MaxStambaugh, 81 John Gall, 49T Gregg Dalman, 19J Linden Jones, (DNS) 10J Jarrod DeLong

COMP Cams Heat 3 (4 transfer to feature, top 2 redraw) – 3 Kyle Locke, 19 Brett Mann, 5QB Quentin Blonde, 71H Brad Lamberson, 27 Shelby Bilton, 0 Stevie Irwin, 4X Brady Locke, 52 Zac Broughman

Engine Pro Heat 4 (4 transfer to feature, top 2 redraw) – 25M Ken Mackey, 2+ Brian Smith, 20A Andy Chehowski, 1A Mark Aldrich, 46 Robert Huisken, 8 Justin Ward

B Main (4 transfer to feature) – 49T Gregg Dalman, 47 Robert Bulloch, 0 Stevie Irwin, 19J Linden Jones, 10J Jarrod DeLong, 4X Brady Locke, 46 Robert Huisken, 8 Justin Ward, 1 Eric Smith, 52 Zac Broughman, 6 Tyler Bearden

Feature – 2+ Brian Smith, 19Z Doug Zimmerman, 3 Kyle Locke, 4K Craig Karazim, 25M Ken Mackey, 27 Shelby Bilton, 49T Gregg Dalman, 20A Andy Chehowski, 81 John Gall, 0 Stevie Irwin, 12 Mike Baker, 47 Robert Bulloch, 19 Brett Mann, 44J Bill Jacoby, 19J Linden Jones, 1A Mark Aldrich, 5QB Quentin Blonde, 71H Brad Lamberson, 5 MaxStambaugh, 4T Joshua Turner

Engine Pro Lucky Dog Award – Gregg Dalman KSE Race Products Hard Charger Award – Kyle Locke Kistler Racing Products contingency awards: Josh Turner, Brett Mann COMP Cams contingency award: Mike Baker BR Motorsports contingency award: Craig Karazim Keizer Aluminum Wheels contingency award: Mark Aldrich Allstar Performance contingency award: John Gall Schoenfeld Headers contingency award: Quentin Blonde Rod End Supply contingency awards: Brian Smith, Doug Zimmerman Racing Optics contingency award: Craig Karazim ATL Fuel Cells contingency award: Ken Mackey King Racing Products contingency award: Andy Chehowski Ti22 Performance contingency award: Brian Smith DMI contingency award: Brett Mann

For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. The full 2016 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, driver member form, news, and other information can be read at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

 

Gerster Completes Must See Racing Weekend Sweep in Ohio; Wins Inaugural Stop at Spitzer

MANSFIELD, Ohio – Brian Gerster completed a weekend sweep of Must See Racing action on Sunday afternoon at Spitzer Motor Speedway of Mansfield, using a three-wide maneuver to catapult himself from third to first in the opening corner of the 30-lap A-Main and never looking back from there.

The two-time series champion pulled out to a near-five second lead at times, but faded back to the field late after fighting overheating issues and held off a fast-charging McCune for the win by just 0.702 of a second in round four of the six-race American Sprint Cup mini-series.

The win was Gerster’s second of the weekend in the Buckeye State after also dominating the previous night’s main event at Shady Bowl Speedway, and extended his series wins record to 16.

“The front row took off but our Mopar (engine) had a little bit more steam on the start, there,” said Gerster, who led all 50 laps despite his late-race struggles. “I’m not sure if Jacob (Wilson) just stumbled a bit or what, but we got going and once we were past the cone I took the look going down into (turn) one. I knew it would be easy if we could get him by the time we got there and it worked out that way.”

“The motor got real warm there at the end so I was taking it pretty easy, trying to give it as much air as I could. I know they were catching us, but we nursed it home and got another win – and at the end of the day, that’s what this whole team is about, no matter how we got there.”

Wilson led the field to the green flag after an invert of four placed fast qualifier Bobby Santos back on the outside of row two, but stumbled on the initial start and lost momentum entering turn one, allowing Gerster the inside lane and a lead he would never relinquish.

From there, a caution-free race – one that took just seven minutes and 25 seconds to complete – meant there was little time for anyone to mount a charge, despite McCune working his way from seventh on the grid to the runner-up position by lap 16.

Though the reigning series champion hammered three seconds out of the deficit as Gerster saved his motor, it wasn’t enough to give him a third win in four races to start the season.

“We just struggled again today,” McCune admitted. “We changed a motor this morning and then lost the first hot laps session because of a driver error … and plugged some nozzles up in qualifying because we hadn’t run this motor in almost a year, so we were just playing catch-up all day. To come home second, though, I’m real pleased with it. We raced our tails off and I’m real proud of the effort by our whole team.”

Wilson hung on for his first Must See Racing podium finish of the season, giving him a shot of momentum heading into Little 500 week at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway.

“I think the timing messed up; I think they couldn’t see the car and we actually won the race with everyone a lap down,” Wilson joked about his camouflage-painted sprinter. “We just didn’t have the best start though. That hurt us the rest of the race, but we had a good go of it after the first turn there. Solid day, and we’ll take it going into the Little 500 … try to win there for a third time next weekend.”

Santos, the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, finished right where he started in fourth after smashing the Spitzer track record to kick off the afternoon’s racing program.

The Franklin, Massachusetts veteran toured the historic half-mile oval in 12.881 seconds (139.741 mph), marking the first-ever 12 second lap at the facility and breaking the old mark of 13.124 set by Cameron Dodson in 2006, but didn’t have the race pace to contend at the front after being inverted back into traffic.

Two-time USAC Eastern Midget Series champion Chris Lamb rounded out the top five, a career-best finish for the series rookie after hauling north from Greensboro, N.C.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action for their fifth race of the 2016 season on Wednesday, May 25 with the running of the Must See Racing 60 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. McCune is the three-time defending series winner at the high-banked quarter-mile.

For more information on Must See Racing, including schedule information, driver and team profiles, series rules and more, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Spitzer Motor Speedway of Mansfield; May 22, 2016

Engine Pro Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #22A – Bobby Santos III, 12.881 seconds (139.741 mph; new all-time track record); 2. #50M – Brian Gerster, 13.231; 3. #9 – Chris Lamb, 13.481; 4. #07W – Jacob Wilson, 13.553; 5. #45 – Ryan Gillenwater, 13.560; 6. #07 – Johnny Bridges, 13.706; 7. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.804; 8. #22S – Derek Snyder, 14.029; 9. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 14.211; 10. #42 – Jason Blonde, 14.214; 11. #75C – Jerry Caryer, 14.541; 12. #88N – Frank Neill, 14.569.

Mahle Heat Race #1 (eight laps, all transfer): 1. Jimmy McCune, 2. Ryan Gillenwater, 3. Chris Lamb, 4. Jerry Caryer, 5. Bobby Santos III, 6. Jeff Bloom.

SpeedPro Heat Race #2 (eight laps, all transfer): 1. Johnny Bridges, 2. Brian Gerster, 3. Derek Snyder, 4. Jacob Wilson, 5. Frank Neill, 6. Jason Blonde.

Engine Pro A-Feature (30 laps): 1. Brian Gerster [3], 2. Jimmy McCune [7], 3. Jacob Wilson [1], 4. Bobby Santos III [4], 5. Chris Lamb [2], 6. Jason Blonde [10], 7. Ryan Gillenwater [5], 8. Derek Snyder [8], 9. Jerry Caryer [11], 10. Frank Neill [12], 11. Johnny Bridges [6], 12. Jeff Bloom [9].

Lead Changes: One between two drivers.

Lap Leaders: Wilson Grid; Gerster 1-30.

Laps Led: Gerster – 30

Time of Feature: 7:25.

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS PR: MITCH BROWN WINS SOS SEASON OPENER AT BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY

By Greg Calnan (Saturday, May 21, 2016) – Brighton, Ontario – For the third straight year Mitch Brown started the Southern Ontario Sprints season in victory lane. He led from green to checkers to capture the win over Dain Naida and Rick Wilson at Brighton Speedway.

Brown and Wilson led the 18 car field to the green flag in race one of the 2016 SOS tour. The defending champion jumped to the early lead and distanced himself from the field until a lap ten caution for Kyle Fraser. The White Lake, Ontario native damaged the front end of his car in a frontstetch melee.

The caution allowed Dain Naida to reel in the leader for a chance at the top spot. Brown was strong on the restart though and pulled away quickly from the pack. A second caution on lap 15 for a spin by Dylan Westbrook gave Naida another chance to pass the leader, however he was unable to keep pace when the field went back to green.

Brown drove the final ten laps to perfection and scored his first win of 2016 and seventh career SOS A-Main. The victory was his second in a row with the SOS after claiming the checkers in the 2015 season finale at Merrittville Speedway.

Naida was second while Wilson, Glenn Styres and Ryan Turner completed top five.

The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their 2016 season on Saturday, June 4th at South Buxton Raceway in Merlin, Ontario and Sunday, June 5th at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2016 SEASON EVENT #1 – SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown) 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken ON 01 Kyle Fraser – White Lake ON 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford ON 11j Chris Jones – Picton ON 11t Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London ON 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville ON 17x Dain Naida – Tecumseh MI 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy ON 42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville ON 47x Dylan Westbrook – Oakland ON 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope ON 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON 77x Alex Hill – Six Nations ON 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON 98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville ON 1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (2) 2. 17x Dain Naida (5) 3. 91 Ryan Turner (3) 4. 15aw April Wilson (1) 5. 11J Chris Jones (6) 6. 98 Paul Pekkonen (4) No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 42w Rick Wilson (3) 2. 01 Kyle Fraser (4) 3. 11 Jamie Turner (2) 4. 97 Cory Turner (5) 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6) 6. 15 Michael Ferrell (1) No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (1) 2. 1-10 Jake Brown (2) 3. 77x Alex Hill (4) 4. 25 Warren Mahoney (3) 5. 66 Frank Baranowski (5) 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (6) No Time

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (1) 2. 17x Dain Naida (3) 3. 42w Rick Wilson (2) 4. 0 Glenn Styres (6) 5. 91 Ryan Turner (5) 6. 11 Jamie Turner (7) 7. 97 Cory Turner (11) 8. 77x Alex Hill (9) 9. 11J Chris Jones (13) 10. 47x Dylan Westbrook (14) 11. 98 Paul Pekkonen (16) 12. 1-10 Jake Brown (8) 13. 15AW April Wilson (10) 14. 66 Frank Baranowski (15) 15. 15 Mike Ferrell (17) DNF. 01 Kyle Fraser (4) DNF. 25 Warren Mahoney (12) DNS Shawn Sliter No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mitch Brown (1-25) Hard Charger – Paul Pekkonen (+5)

2016 SOS SEASON FEATURE WINNERS: Mitch Brown – 1 (Brighton May 21)

UP NEXT: Saturday, June 4, 2016: South Buxton Raceway – Merlin ON Sunday, June 5, 2016: Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne ON

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2016 marks the 21st year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and www.OnDirtRacingNews.com

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

 

 

Fremont’s Shane Golobic charges to victory during an exciting Ocean Speedway Taco Bravo shootout on Friday night

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – May 22, 2016…Two-time Ocean Sprints champion Shane Golobic of Fremont left nothing on the table this past Friday night, executing some pinpoint & precision based late-race moves en route to his second Taco Bravo Winged 360 victory of the season at Ocean Speedway.

Golobic and his Keith Trucking No. 22 team have been a mark of consistency so far this year at the quarter-mile oval, with two wins and a pair of runner up finishes in the four events that have taken place in 2016. The 24-year-old became the third different leader of the race on Friday night when he claimed the top-spot with just four-laps remaining in the A-main.

“I really have to give my hats off to Ocean Speedway for giving us such a great track to race on in the feature,” Golobic commented on the front stretch. “That was so much fun tonight being able to race like that with those guys in the top-five. Having the opportunity to slide each other and move around on the track is what you want as a driver. We’ve had a great start to the season here in Watsonville and I really want to give a huge thanks to everyone that supports this 22 race team. Thanks also to the fans that came out tonight and braved the cold weather.”

Prior to the feature extensive track work went on following the heat races and produced an outstanding surface, which lent itself to the best racing we have seen so far in 2016 at Ocean Speedway. Early on it was Dash winner Andy Forsberg of Auburn who sat out front. His lead was short lived however, when a lapped car spun directly in front of him, resulting in the Forsberg Racing No. 92N making contact and coming to a stop. This handed the lead to Easton’s Tommy Tarlton, who has gained speed each week and looked like the driver to beat when going back green.

The action behind him was extremely intense though, with positions changing regularly on both ends of the speedway. The drivers throughout the top-10 performed slide job after slide job and thrilled the crowd that was on hand. Golobic battled with a number of drivers and made his move on lap 26, fighting by Tarlton with a masterful pass.

With just two-laps left a lapped car then spun in turn two, wiping out Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, who had a great run going in third and fifth place Tony Gualda of Hollister, who was also having a fine run. Sander’s was ultra fast once again and had also been a challenger for Tarlton at times in the feature.

The green white checkered restart was all Golobic, who took the Ed Entz checkered flag by 1.474 seconds over Stockton’s Brad Furr, who had gotten by Tarlton on lap 27. It was a great run for the former Ocean Sprints champ aboard the Price Rite Restaurant Equipment/ Brad Furr Racing No. 2 machine. The past World of Outlaws regular was very aggressive in the main event and fun to watch. If Furr can continue the same kind of speed it shouldn’t be long before he visits victory lane.

Tarlton crossed the stripe in third to earn his second straight podium finish in the Executive Auto Sales/ Elite Landscape Construction No. 21 Sprinter. The two-time Ocean champ is another one that is closing in on a victory. Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid was impressive again and came home fourth, while Hanford’s DJ Netto had a nice rebound to score fifth. Netto had spent time running in the top-three, before banging the cushion and spinning to a stop on lap 15. The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Fresno’s Kyler & Koen Shaw, Cobble Hill, BC’s Robbie Price and Forsberg, who came back after lap-five incident.

As noted Forsberg won the Dash, while the three eight-lap Heat Races were picked off by DJ Netto, Tommy Tarlton and Shane Golobic. Forsberg kicked-off the night by setting the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award in the 23-car field. The eight-time Civil War champ toured the quarter-mile in 11.932 seconds. Full results are available at www.racepmg.com

A-main finish: 1. 22 Shane Golobic, 2. 2 Brad Furr, 3. 21 Tommy Tarlton, 4. 4S Buddy Kofoid, 5. 88n DJ Netto, 6. 72w Kurt Nelson, 7. 92 Kyler Shaw, 8. 88 Koen Shaw, 9. 21p Robbie Price, 10. 92N Andy Forsberg, 11. 8 Jeremy Chisum, 12. 25z Jason Chisum, 13. 58m Matt Barber, 14. 9j Dustin Golobic, 15. 33 Lucas Ashe, 16. 91c Shawn Conde, 17. 17 Justin Sanders, 18. 99 Tony Gualda, 19. 10 Anthony Simone, 20. 6 Jimmy Christian, 21. 5 Collin Markle, 22. 58 Jerry Bonnema, 23. 73 Craig Frandsen

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will now be off for a couple weekends, before resuming action with round five on Friday June 10.

The Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Flowmaster, Budweiser and Kaeding Performance for their support.

 

 

First-time winners highlight large field at Lincoln Park Speedway

By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE – A deep orange, full moon rose over Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night and with it came several first time winners.
After a two-week hiatus due to rain, the Putnamville oval roared back to life Saturday night with Jeff Bland Jr. capturing the sprint car A-main from the pole. Derek Groomer was able to do the same in the UMP Modified feature as Steve Peeden picked up the UMP Super Stock win with Ryan Freeland adding his first bomber win of the year.
Bland won the opening heat race of the evening with Shane Cockrum and Shane Cottle also winning their heats in the 24-car field. Cole Smith scored the B-main win to make the show and set the A-main.
Bland and Cockrum started on the front row with Cottle and Kyle Simon in tow behind them. When the field went green for the first two laps it was Bland and Cottle duking it out before JJ Hughes rolled over in turn three to bring out the red flag. He was uninjured in the incident and was actually able to re-start from the back of the pack with no damage.
Bland got off to a strong re-start and had the bottom line mastered on his way to a solid lead. Cottle ripped around the top line in pursuit, but Cockrum found the bottom to his liking as well and made it to second-place. Cottle drew even with Cockrum by the 10th circuit as the leaders caught lapped traffic.
Bland began to build on his advantage as the field strung out behind him. Cockrum regained second-place briefly with Cottle, Nate McMillin and Kyle Simon all battling for a top-five spot. McMillin and Simon were side-by-side over the final laps as Tyler Hewitt made his way to sixth ahead of a charging Casey Shuman.
Over the final five laps of the 25-lapper, Bland pulled away to pick up his first win of 2016 as Cottle regained the second spot ahead of Cockrum, McMillin and Simon at the line.
Thirty-four UMP Modifieds unloaded at LPS this week with Groomer, Bradley Sterrett, Jordan Wever and Travis Shoulders winning the four heats. Cullen Goodman and Schuyler Nahre picked up B-main wins to set the starting lineup for the A-main feature.
Groomer and Sterrett appeared set for a big time battle up front with the two opening a gap on the third-place running Wever.
However, six laps into the fray, Sterrett suffered a mechanical problem and pulled off the track leaving Groomer by himself on the point. He had caught up to lapped traffic at the midway point before a caution re-set the field.
When the field went green again however, Groomer held down the top spot over the final six laps to claim the win ahead of Wever, Shoulders, Shuman and Kenny Carmichael Jr.
Twenty-three UMP Super Stocks were on hand in pursuit of the checkered flag Saturday as Paul Wright, Jonathon Newgent and Josh Boller won the heat races and Steve Peeden raced to the win in the B-main.
Peeden’s heat race issues set him up for an exciting A-main run with a 16th-place start as Josh McDaniel, McCullough, Randy Brawley and Boller made up the first two rows.
McCullough was on pace to repeat his feature win of two weeks ago as he got to the bottom groove first and led Boller the first four laps. However, Boller found the briefest of openings on the fifth lap and shoehorned his way underneath of McCullough off turn four and got to the lead. Boller and McCullough set a solid pace up front of Paul Wright and Newgent, but Peeden had made his way to sixth after 10 laps.
A lap 12 caution bunched the field back up and opened the door for Peeden to make a quick dash into contention. He made the pass for the second spot with six laps to go and found his own opening under Boller for the lead with five laps to go. From there, Peeden was able to hold off Boller’s attempts at regaining the top spot the final circuits to gain the win. McCullough came home third ahead of Wright and Newgent with Larry Raines in sixth.
In the bomber main event, Freeland was the beneficiary of a caution with just four laps to go as James Walters came to a stop after leading half of the A-main.
Ron Smith started from the pole position, but within the first five circuits the dogged pack of Walters, Freeland and Jordan Almanza had found their way into the front pack. Walters took over the lead and had that spot locked in despite Freeland’s challenges through the middle 10 laps. Almanza was close on the bumper of Freeland as Curt Leonard, Cody Wright and Scott Crouch were in tow. David Wallen advanced from 16th to seventh through 10 laps.
A lap 12 caution re-set the field, but for Walters, a tire issue, ended his shot at a victory.
When the field went green once again, Freeland would hold off a challenge from Almanza across the finish line as Leonard, Wright and Crouch wrapped the top-five.
This weekend the Midwest Sprint Car Series will pay $2,500 to the winner with modifieds, super stocks and bombers also on the card.

Lincoln Park Speedway
Sprint car feature
1. Jeff Bland Jr., 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Shane Cockrum, 4. Nate McMillin, 5. Kyle Simon, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Casey Shuman, 8. Jamie Williams, 9. Bill Rose, 10. Chris Phillips, 11. Mike Gass, 12. Charlie Belden Jr., 13. Lee Underwood, 14. JJ Hughes, 15. Shelby Vangilder, 16. Jared Chastain, 17. Ben Phillips, 18. Lukas Smith, 19. Matt McDonald, 20. Cole Smith
B-main winner: Smith
Heat winners: Bland Jr., Cockrum, Cottle

 

 

Kobs Scores Four at CLS on Big Night for Viebrock Family New Richmond, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-21-16)

On an absolutely fantastic spring evening for the Chase Viebrock Benefit Night at the Cedar Lake Speedway, veteran Deer Park racer Rick Kobs continued to his own "benefit" with his fourth UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series victory in five nights at the western Wisconsin dirt oval and his fifth over all win in eight races for the popular wingless series this season. Another driver with tons of laps of racing experience, Jimmy Kouba of Byron, Minnesota, made it close on the final lap with the margin of victory less than a car length at the checkers. For Kobs and his Dan Olson owned team, parking his #81 Traditional sprinter in Rock Auto Victory Lane at the end of the night has become commonplace during the early part of this racing season. Kobs stated after the races, "I heard Jimmy behind me during those last few laps, so I knew I needed to be up on the wheel." The Traditional sprints venture out to a variety of different tracks over the course of the next month, so Kobs will have to wait until July 2 in order to see if he can continue his winning ways at Cedar Lake.

Fans and drivers did a tremendous job and their generosity poured out for the young New Richmond driver, Chase Viebrock, who was injured in a series of flips the previous Saturday at CLS. Chase was on hand during the evening, attending the Traditional sprint car driver's meeting ahead of time and then spending a good share of the night on the west side of the track. Marty Gallagher conducted a very nice interview with Chase during the intermission, as funds were raised from a variety of sources. All of the Traditional sprint car drivers went into the stands with their helmets during the intermission to collect money for the Viebrock family in order to help with some of the medical costs associated with his road to recovery. A raffle was also held during the evening for some very nice donated posters, photos and t-shirts along with the sale of "Get Well Soon" decals. In all, several thousand dollars was raised and the Viebrock family wishes to extend their sincere thank you to everyone who donated, helped during the evening, and to all of those who were on hand to be a part of this very special night at their home track. The support was tremendous!

The strong field of (20) Traditional sprint cars signed into the pits. Three heat races with passing and finishing points determined the starting lineup for the 25 lap main event. Heat races were won by James Giossi, Blake Anderson and 2014 TSCS Champion Cam Schafer. The all-important top four in points following the heats saw Schafer draw the pole position with Anderson to his outside. Kobs and Johnny Parsons III made up row two. Parsons was returning to action for the first time since his opening night flip in his familiar blue #12 sprinter.

At the drop of the green flag for the feature, Blake Anderson jumped up on the cushion with Schafer on the bottom. Entering turn three, Kobs slid up alongside Anderson, and although there did not appear to be any contact, Anderson's car spun around and bounced off the turn four wall. A dejected Anderson saw his car hauled off on the wrecker and the race restarted with the outside row sliding up. Schafer led the first three circuits before Jimmy Kouba took his turn up front. Kouba led the next four laps. On lap 8, Kobs worked by Kouba for the top spot. On the following lap entering turn one, rookie driver Ty Sampair and Parsons made contact with Sampair getting upside down. Sampair was okay, but his Liquid Nitro #N1 sprinter was out of action. Parsons' crew made repairs to the front end of his car in the work area under the red flag and he returned to the race at the tail end for the restart. The race would then run 17 laps nonstop to the finish.

During the green flag run to the checkers, Kobs would sometimes stretch his lead to several car lengths or more over Jimmy Kouba, and Kouba would on occasion narrow the gap down to just a few car lengths. Late in the race, the leaders began lapping a few cars near the tail of the field. On the final lap, Kouba really closed in on Kobs over in turns 1-2, slipped back just slightly down the back stretch, and then made a serious bid for the win on the final corner coming off turn four to Jeff Stacken's double checkers. At the line, the margin of victory was just slightly over 1/10 of a second (less than one car length) in what turned out to be an exciting finish. Giossi was strong in third just behind the lead duo. Jimmy Kouba's son Jake came from 10th to finish fourth. Schafer rounded out the top five. Mike Mueller advanced nine positions to ride home in sixth, but once again it was Anna Hippe winning the $100 GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award with a +10 performance, coming from 17th to seventh! Scott Brandt, Jason Schill and Jeremy Kerzman completed the top ten. Sixteen of the twenty starters were still running at the finish.

James Giossi won the $100 GRP Motorsports Highest Finishing Past Champion/Rookie Award with his third place finish. Cam Schafer picked up the special $50 Viebrock Award from GRP for his fifth place finish. During the driver's meeting, GRP presented an honorary combined Hard Charger and Highest Finisher Award ($50 each) to Chase Viebrock. Vince Peterson at Track Rat Photos produced two great-looking posters replicating the driver hand-out card he did for Chase earlier this season for the raffle drawing. Bill Taylor Photography contributed two awesome 8x10 photos for the raffle, and the UMSS donated two t-shirts signed by all of the drivers on hand, including Chase Viebrock, for the drawing as well. Jake Alton made up the decals, as sales were strong for the "Get Well Soon" stickers. Indeed, it was a great night at CLS as the racing community came together to show their support for Chase and his family. In fact, Chase stated he was already looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of a "winged" sprint car next season.

A big weekend of racing action is on tap to kick off the long Memorial Day Holiday weekend with stops on Friday May 27 at the Red Cedar Speedway and Saturday May 28 at the Rice Lake Speedway. Both the UMSS Traditional sprints and winged sprint cars will be in action next weekend at both tracks! At Red Cedar on Friday, it will be the second appearance for the Traditional sprint cars and the inaugural appearance for the winged sprints at the 1/3 mile oval located in Menomonie. The following night will be the annual double division race held at the Rice Lake Speedway on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend with another benefit planned to take place at Rice Lake for Chase Viebrock. Check out the schedule, results, points and other news for the Traditional Sprint Car Series on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the blue logo or follow us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway May 21, 2016 (Race #8)

GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[3]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[6]; 3. 11-James Giossi[7]; 4. 6-Jake Kouba[10]; 5. 14-Cam Schafer[1]; 6. 87-Mike Mueller[15]; 7. 16-Anna Hippe[17]; 8. 7B-Scott Brandt[11]; 9. 22-Jason Schill[9]; 10. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[8]; 11. 69S-Jon Lewerer[14]; 12. 12W-Kyle Wehking[13]; 13. 99-Bryan Roach[12]; 14. 12-Johnny Parsons III[4]; 15. 21J-Jori Hughes[16]; 16. 29-Hunter Custer[19]; 17. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[20]; 18. (DNF) 24-Brian Vanmeveren[18]; 19. (DNF) N1-Ty Sampair[5]; 20. (DNF) 12X-Blake Anderson[2].

Lap Leaders: Schafer 1-3, Jimmy Kouba 4-7, Kobs 8-25. Cautions: (1) yellow for 12x into turn 4 wall on opening lap & (1) red for N1 rollover in turn 1 after contact with 12 on lap 9. GRP Motorsports $100 Hard Charger=Hippe, GRP Motorsports Highest Finishing Past Champ/Rookie=Giossi & GRP Motorsports Special $50 for 5th Viebrock Award=Schafer.

Track Rat Photos Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[1]; 2. 81-Rick Kobs[4]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[3]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach[2]; 5. 12W-Kyle Wehking[5]; (DNS) 90-Tony Klose.

Lap Leader: Giossi 1-10. No cautions.

Meeks Video Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 12X-Blake Anderson[2]; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III[4]; 3. 7B-Scott Brandt[1]; 4. 22-Jason Schill[6]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller[3]; 6. 21J-Jori Hughes[5]; 7. (DNF) 24-Brian Vanmeveren[7.

Lap Leader: Anderson 1-10. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 14-Cam Schafer[2]; 2. N1-Ty Sampair[4]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[6]; 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[7]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer[5]; 6. 16-Anna Hippe[3]; 7. 29-Hunter Custer[1].

Lap Leader: Schafer 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Kody Graham Pulls Away Late to Earn First Independent Front End Supermodified Victory at Oswego Since 2007

OSWEGO, NY (May 22, 2016) – Oswego Speedway’s Road to the Championship continued on Saturday night with Liverpool, NY driver Kody Graham snaring the lead from Joe Gosek on lap 14 to eventually pull away to his fifth career Novelis Supermodified victory at Oswego, and the first for an independent front end machine since 2007, on Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront Fan Appreciation Night.

Graham, who blew the engine in his primary roadster one week ago and crashed his former No. 21 in the opener, was piloting his father Ray Graham’s No. 90 on Saturday, renumbered No. 21. The machine debuted in 2016 with a fury helping Kody to outlast late pressure by Brandon Bellinger and Otto Sitterly to score a 3.3-second margin of victory.

Graham’s victory places him in a tie for 40th on the Speedway’s all-time Supermodified win list with Sam Sessions, Dave Shullick Sr., Jim Winks, Russ Wood, Dave Shullick Jr., and Dave Gruel.

Opening night winner Michael Barnes and Tim Devendorf closed the top five positions on Saturday.

Post-race, Graham spoke with infield announcer Keith Zehr in Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane.

“We were struggling all day with being loose so we took a swing to see if we could fix it and for the most part I think it did,” said Graham. “It was pretty snug for most of the race until we hit lapped traffic then it freed up a ton. I was just kind of riding at that point just waiting for them to show me a wheel.”

Kody went on to talk about the process of being in this machine on Saturday.

“First and foremost I have to thank my dad,” said Graham. “I blew up one car and I wrecked the other car. This is his new one and he was supposed to race it but he let me have it this weekend and so far it’s 1 for 1, so that’s a good record. I have to thank all my guys. They have been slaving away on three different cars for me and this one is for them.”

Michael Muldoon, Dan Connors Jr., Gruel, Aric Iosue, and Keith Shampine secured top ten positions on Saturday.

Gosek and Graham led 19 Novelis Supermodifieds to the Cam’s Pizzeria green flag on Saturday with Gosek gaining the early advantage in the No. 00.

Gosek, who recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his official qualifying entry in the Indianapolis 500 in 1996, once again struggled with fuel issues early in the day but rebounded after leaving the Speedway for a brief time to return to his shop. Gosek arrived at the track in time for his heat race to earn a handicap position, and led the early portion of the 50-lap main.

Gosek and Graham pulled away from the field early on, but eventually Gosek got a bit out of shape in the first turn giving Graham the room he needed to steal the lead in the No. 21 on lap 14. Graham would use that opportunity to quickly build a lead.

However, just one lap later the engine in the Gosek No. 00 let loose on the front stretch just before the start finish line sending the Gosek machine into a spin toward the first turn foam.

Gosek managed to keep the racer off the wall but Dave Danzer was not so lucky.

Riding in the third position, Danzer had no choice but to hit the oil streak left by the Gosek machine, spinning wildly into the first turn foam inflicting damage once again to the rear of the No. 52.

Both Gosek and Danzer were OK after the mishap, but each were done for the night.

After a red flag to clean up the oil on the front stretch Graham led Bellinger, Devendorf, Dave McKnight, Sitterly, Barnes, Connors, Muldoon, Pat Lavery, and Iosue to the green.

Only one lap after the green lights came back on Jerry Curran would find the foam in turn one in the No. 24. Curran’s car would also be hooked off the Speedway, out for the night.

On the next restart Muldoon was able to jump past the Connors No. 01 to take seventh position as Graham was again able to pull a nice advantage out of the Pole Position Raceway Firing Point.

As Graham built as much as a 3.5 second lead by halfway, the Sitterly No. 7 decided it was time to make a charge, making a move on the McKnight No. 70 in turn four on lap 32 to steal fourth.

McKnight, who was making his first start of the season in the Gary Morton No. 70 impressed right away. Running in the 16-second bracket all day, McKnight took fourth in his qualifying heat race and was one of nine cars to dip into the 16-second bracket in the main event, running in the top five for 20-laps.

Unfortunately on lap 37 McKnight was forced to the pit area while running fifth for what appeared to be an overheating issue with the No. 70.

As McKnight pulled to the pits Graham was mired in lapped traffic after having built a seven second advantage on Bellinger, running in second.

Before long Bellinger was closing in with the No. 02 as Graham patiently worked traffic in the No. 21.

The fans began to rise to their feet in the late going as it seemed certain that Bellinger, Devendorf, and Sitterly would close on Graham as the lapped traffic intensified.

They would in fact close on the leader, but as the result of a yellow flag for Graham’s teammate Lavery who spun the No. 12 in turn one.

While the caution helped Bellinger to draw to the rear bumper of Graham, most could tell that a clean track would again be an advantage for the No. 21.

On the restart Graham would lead Bellinger, Devendorf, Sitterly, Barnes, Muldoon, Connors, Shampine, Gruel, and Lavery.

With green lights back on Sitterly immediately jumped to the top side of the Speedway to steal third from Devendorf, and would now set his sights on Bellinger for second as Graham again jumped to a fine restart out front.

Graham would go on to prove that he had the car to beat on this night, quickly steaming to a 3.3-second lead, sailing under the checkered flag ahead of Bellinger and Sitterly for the win.

Runner-up Bellinger was hoping that he would have a shot at Graham in lapped traffic.

“We were a lot better than last week but I wish that last caution wouldn’t have come out,” said Bellinger, who like Graham was sporting an independent front end. “It looked like he was starting to slip around a little bit in lapped traffic, having a hard time, we caught up a big gap there and I would have liked to have had a chance there but the caution came out and once he got in clear track he was definitely a little faster than we were.”

Sitterly once again found a podium position with the IFS No. 7.

“Near the mid to late stages of the race it was coming along,” said Sitterly. “Overall it was just a good point night. Congratulations to Kody and the Bellingers. We’ll take it, just one week at a time.”

Kreig Heroth once again took the green flag in the Mike Muldoon Racing No. 14 Supermodified while Keith Shampine made his debut in the all-new Osetek Racing Technologies No. 55.

Shampine showed speed right out of the gate in the new racecar, which was built in North Carolina, turning laps of 16.5-seconds in his qualifying heat race.

Unfortunately a minor oil leak on the car kept Shampine from turning every lap of the night, but the team is certainly optimistic about their new machine.

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race victories went to Muldoon, Sitterly, and Danzer.

The Radical Race Gear Lap Leader Award went to Graham with Devendorf scoring the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer and Gruel earning the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger.

Gruel would also score an extra $50 cash from the Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing Series for being the last car on the lead lap.

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Saturday, May 28 with the second running of the Port City ‘Super Spectacle’ featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds, ISMA Supermodifieds, and the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers.

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

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

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Fan Appreciation Night - $10 Admission presented Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodifieds (50-laps): 1. 21 - Kody Graham, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 6. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 7. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 8. 50 - Dave Gruel, 9. 11 - Aric Iosue, 10. 55 - Keith Shampine, 11. 12 - Pat Lavery, 12. 70 - Dave McKnight, 13. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 14. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 15. 24 - Jerry Curran, 16. 00 - Joe Gosek, 17. 52 - Dave Danzer, 18. 05 - Jeff Abold, 19. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #50 - Dave Gruel

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #5 - Tim Devendorf

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #21 - Kody Graham

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on Lead Lap: #50 - Dave Gruel

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 21 - Kody Graham, 3. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 4. 05 - Jeff Abold, 5. 24 - Jerry Curran, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 11 - Aric Iosue, 4. 70 - Dave McKnight, 5. 12 - Pat Lavery, 6. 50 - Dave Gruel

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 4. 00 - Joe Gosek, 5. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 6. 55 - Keith Shampine, 7. 14 - Kreig Heroth

 

 

Mark Smith Takes Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Checkers at Outlaw Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

DUNDEE, NY – Mark Smith has figured out the New York slick track and that could

be trouble for the rest of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) campaigners. The

Sunbury, Pa., driver has been known for his success on the Pennsylvania Sprint

Car Circuit and now he’s starting to make a name for himself in New York as

well.

Smith, teaming up with car owner Patrick Vigneault, dominated the 25-lap event

on Friday night at the Outlaw Speedway. Smith got the lead early and never

looked back on his way to his fifth career series win of his career in the NAPA

Auto Parts Tour of the U.S. main-event. The victory was worth $2,275.

“This is pretty cool,” said Smith after the win. “I’m starting to figure out

this dirt. This stuff is so much different than what we are used to. Tonight

was a little tackier than normal but it was still slick.”

Shawn Donath opened the race leading the first lap from the outside of the front

row. He worked by Larry Kelleher on the top of the speedway to take the lead.

Before a second lap could be completed Sammy Reakes IV, Paulie Colagiovanni and

Denny Peebles got together causing Peebles to get over on his side. All drivers

were okay.

Donath was back in command when action resumed jumping in front while Smith made

his move on the restart. In two laps Smith was able to go from fourth after

starting eighth up to the runner-up spot on lap four.

Smith was closing on Donath once he got to traffic on lap seven. He stalked

Donath waiting for his opportunity to make a move on by. Smith never had to

make that move as Donath slowed on lap nine surrendering the lead and bringing

out the caution.

“I was waiting on traffic to get him messing up and I was going to take

advantage of that, but I didn’t have to,” commented Smith. “Something broke on

his car and I hate to see that happen. I would have liked to fight it out with

him instead of him breaking.”

From there Smith was in command of the race. He bolted away from the field as

Jared Zimbardi and Jason Barney both tried the wrestle the lead away from him.

Smith ran the middle groove while his challengers kept trying to work the inner

part of the speedway.

Smith got to traffic on lap 15 and he began using whichever lane he had to in

order to navigate his way through lapped cars. Whether it was high or low it

didn’t seem to be of much difference for Smith as his car was able to make the

transition.

“Traffic wasn’t that bad as long they didn’t change lanes every lap and stayed where

they are supposed to,” he said. “It wasn’t so bad.”

By lap 20 Smith was solidly out in front in heavy traffic while Zimbardi, Barney

and now Steve Poirier were waging a three car battle for the second spot. The

three swapped slides jobs while making moves through slower traffic to gain the

advantage.

At the checkers it was Smith by a healthy margin with Bradford, Pa., driver

Zimbardi taking home the second position. Zimbardi won the last Empire Super

Sprint event back in 2014. He was strong throughout but just couldn’t get close

enough to muster a challenge on Smith.

“The car was really good again to be able to come from tenth to second,” said

Zimbardi. “I think if we could have had some clean air we would have been

alright, but that is how it goes sometimes. Black Rock (Outlaw Speedway) has

been pretty good to us so we are happy with a second tonight.”

Poirier ended up third after struggling early in the main-event. He found

something on the top allowing him to get into the mix near the conclusion of the

race battling with Zimbardi and Poirier.

“I was going nowhere at the beginning so I thought it was going to be a long

night,” said the six-time champion. “When the car got less fuel in it the car

started performing better. I got racing with Jason (Barney) and Jared

(Zimbardi) and it was a lot of fun. In the past I didn’t like racing here but

that was the most fun I’ve had on a race track.

Barney ended up falling back and finishing in the fourth position with Jonathan

Preston, of Romulus, N.Y., having one of his strongest Empire Super Sprint

finishes as he completed the top five.

ESS/Outlaw Notes: The make up date from the April 22 rain out proved very successful with a huge 36 car field…Making first ever ESS starts were Josh Azzi, Dan Kuhn, Brandon Kidd and Nick Cooper…For Azzi it was a night he like to forget as he flipped wildly during hot laps, he walked away…Steve Collins turned fast time on hot lap group 1 but a magneto issue forced him on the sidelines for the night…Smith claimed $200 for taking the 7-12 Challenge, he started in eighth…Memorial Weekend will see two big events with a $3,000 to win, $300 to start A-Main at Thunder Mountain and then a $2,000 to win event at Utica-Rome.

Lucas Oil A-Main 25 Laps – Mark Smith ($2,275), Jared Zimbardi($1,025), Steve Poirier ($825), Jason Barney ($705), Jonathan Preston ($565), Parker Evans ($660), George Suprick ($505), Bryan Howland ($470), Tommy Wickham ($485), Larry Kelleher ($425), Chad Miller ($510), Paul Kinney ($145), Sammy Reakes IV ($350), Keith Granholm ($290), Dave Axton ($285), Tim Axton ($280), Ryan Kissinger ($325), Matt Tanner ($270), Mike Walter ($315), Pete Richardson ($260), Mike Stelter ($305), Shawn Donath ($250), Paulie Colagiovanni ($75), Tyler Graves ($250), James Hanson ($450), Denny Peebles ($250)

Did Not Qualify – Steve Glover, Daryl Ruggles, Josh Azzi, Dan Bennett, Dan Kuhn, Jeff Cook, Rob Dietrick, Nick Cooper, Brandon Kidd, Steve Collins

Lap Leaders – Shawn Donath 1-8, Smith 9-25

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Kelleher, Granholm, D. Axton, Hanson, Graves

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Howland, Stelter, Evans, Miller, Richardson

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Barmey, Donath, Poirier, Suprick, Reakes IV

Car Mate Trailers Heat 4 – Zimbardi, Preston, Smith, Kissinger, Peebles

Lane’s Yamah/Cobra Coaches Dash – Miller, Suprick, Hanson, Kissinger

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main -. Walter, T. Axton, Tanner, Wickham

Provisonal – Kinney, Colagiovanni

BONUSES:

Pitre Painting/Cobra Coaches Dash - Miller ($125), Suprick ($75), Hanson ($50),

Kissinger ($50)

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger - Wickham (15 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway - Smith $50

E&V Energy - Barney $50, Reakes IV $50

Lacaillade Masonry - Walter $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary - Stelter $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Preston $35

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time - Collins, Smith, Poirier, Howland $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Kelleher, Howland, Barney, Zimbardi $25

911 Restoration – Wickham, Miller $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge - Smith - $200 - $100 at Thunder Mtn, May 28.

Hoosier Tires - Hanson $200

Vahlco Wheels - Evans $190.

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Panther Frameworx, YorkMont Auctions,, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Bayston Breaks Through with New Team

Macon, IL- Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, Indiana finally broke through to claim his first POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory in 2016 and his first with new team, Keith Kunz Curb-Agajanian Motorsports. After three third place finishes in a row, including both nights of the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals and Friday night's show at Fayette County Speedway, Bayston took the checkers leading every circuit of the 30 lap main event at Macon Speedway.

In a caution filled main event, Daniel Robinson led the field to green only to have the start called back after Carson Macedo slowed in turns three and four. Completely restarting the field, Bayston powered into the lead off turn four to lead lap one. With six laps in the books, Daniel Robinson looped his machine off the turn two cushion collecting Zach Daum and Andrew Felker. Returning to racing Colten Cottle and Terry Babb would slide past Kyle Schuett for second and third as Bayston closed in on lap traffic. With 11 laps down, Andrew Felker would bring out the third caution of the evening as his machine sat off turn four. Coming back to green Cottle worked to reel in Bayston only to have the caution fly four laps later as Tanner Thorson sat off turn four.

On the restart, Jake Neuman and Dereck King would collect each other exiting turn two, piling up Carson Macedo and Dayne Kingshott. With the field lined back up, Terry Babb would take a shot at Cottle, but Cottle would return. On lap 21 Carson Macedo brought out the sixth caution as his machine sat spun off turn two. Just as soon as racing returned, the action would be halted as Brayton Lynch sat looped off turn four. On lap 24 the action would be halted again as Tucker Klaasmeyer looped his machine entering turn three, collecting Kyle Schuett. Ryan Robinson was also involved.

Still out front, Spencer Bayston endured two more cautions and a final red flag on his way to victory. On lap 25 Zach Daum collected Andrew Felker, Tanner Thorson, Jake Neuman, and Daniel Adler. Two laps later as Justin Peck pressured Terry Babb for second, the caution flew as Tucker Klaasmeyer and Zach Daum sat off turn two. Returning to racing Dave Camfield, Jr. would find himself upside down in turn two bringing out the red flag. With three laps left, a shootout would ensue as Justin Peck made his way to second, while Colten Cottle rounded out the top three. Terry Babb took fourth, while Matt Ponder took fifth, a career-best.

"[Carson's] the new kid on the block and he got the win before me," said Spencer Bayston. "We're really close, so that makes us competitive, which is really good because we actually motivate ourselves. I just can't thank Big Al, Keith, Pete and everyone at the shop. I'm glad we got this one out of the way. We got it done and that's what counts."

"I was wide open around the top," Justin Peck stated. "I was trying to throw some sliders there and some were probably questionable, but we brought it home second with a bad fast racecar." "We kind of have a little bit of momentum going there," explained Colten Cottle. "Last night we had a good run at Gas City, ran third for a little while, so we carried that over tonight."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 91 - DERECK KING, Heat 2: 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON, Heat 3: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, Heat 4: 7A - ANDREW FELKER

Semi Feature Winner: 71K - CARSON MACEDO

Great Clips Feature Winner: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 2. 5X - JUSTIN PECK 3. 5C - COLTEN COTTLE 4. 88 - TERRY BABB 5. 5H - MATT PONDER 6. 24 - DAYNE KINGSHOTT 7. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 8. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 9. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 10. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 11. 7A - ANDREW FELKER 12. 50 - DANIEL ADLER 13. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 14. 20 - CODY WEISENSEL 15. 82 - ERIC JOHNSON 16. 71K - CARSON MACEDO 17. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 18. 16 - DAVE CAMFIELD JR 19. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 20. 5D - ZACH DAUM 21. 67 - TANNER THORSON 22. 91 - DERECK KING 23. 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON

For more information, visit www.powri.com

 

 

Gerster Dominates at Shady Bowl for First Must See Win of 2016

DEGRAFF, Ohio – Brian Gerster took back the reins of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series from reigning champion and two-time season winner Jimmy McCune on Saturday night, turning in a stunning performance in the series’ inaugural visit to Shady Bowl Speedway.

Gerster passed early race leader and former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos on lap 10 of the 50-lap Battle at the Bowl, and once he was out front, the Dick Myers-owned “Mopar Missile” lived up to its nickname.

The two-time series champion paced the remainder of the distance with startling speed, lapping all but the top four cars and motoring to a 7.716 second victory over seven-time Super Sprints champion Jason Blonde.

All told, the feature ran caution-free and took a scant 10 minutes and three seconds to complete. The race also served as round four of the six-race American Sprint Cup mini-series.

“This car was really, really good tonight,” Gerster said in Engine Pro Victory Lane. “The McCune family kicked our (tails) down in the Carolinas, so Dick Myers and our engineer went back to work and got us a little bit faster for the race tonight. It’s pretty awesome to get this win too, because I’ve got some of my buddies here watching that are gonna be on my pit crew for the Little 500 next week, so I’m glad I could deliver and give them something to push for (at Anderson).”

“Thanks to Must See Racing and Shady Bowl for putting this series on and kudos to all the fans who stuck out the early weather from today to see us race. We couldn’t do it without you guys and I really hope you enjoyed the show.”

Engine Pro polesitter Jerry Caryer and former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos led the field to the green flag, and it was Santos who got the early advantage as he rolled from the outside to the lead on the opening lap.

By the time another circuit was in the books, the Dick Fieler Racing driver had opened up a one second advantage over the field as a furious scramble for second was underway behind him.

That advantage would not last, however.

By lap five, Gerster had worked his way from sixth on the grid to second, and he quickly axed the margin from a second down to two car lengths in just two laps. By the ninth round, Gerster was knocking on the tail tank of the No. 22A and the next time by, he had worked clear of Santos in turn three to assume the lead for good.

As Gerster worked his way through traffic and away from the field, Santos was left to deal with Blonde for the last two-thirds of the race. While the modified ace was able to hold Blonde at bay through halfway and into the final 20 laps, Blonde finally worked his way past with 13 laps to go but finished a distant second at the twin checkers.

“The car just wasn’t rotating in the corner like I needed it to,” explained Blonde. “It was just really tight on entry and got loose from the center off. By the time I finally got to second he (Gerster) was long gone. Congrats to those guys, though; they’re the best there’s been in asphalt sprint car racing the last few years and to finish second – for this team – feels like a win to us.”

McCune was able to follow Blonde past Santos, finishing right where he started in third after falling back in the first half of the race.

“We were junk all night, to be honest,” McCune said. “These tight, bullring-type places are tough on us, setup-wise. We struggled, plain and simple. That’s just the name of the game and it’s why we race. From where we started though, and to end up here on the front stretch, I can’t complain too badly at that.”

Santos hung onto a fading car to finish fourth, the last car on the lead lap. Two-time Little 500 champion Jacob Wilson rounded out the top five, competing in his first Must See Racing event in over a year.

After setting a new track record of 10.666 seconds (101.256 mph) in Engine Pro Time Trials, breaking Dave Baumgartner’s old mark of 10.830 set on Sept. 18, 2010, Johnny Bridges’ run at glory was stalled by the invert die.

Bridges rolled an eight, placing him on the outside of the fourth row for the feature, fell off the lead lap on the 26th circuit and could never recover. He limped home to an eighth-place finish.

With the win, Gerster assumes the points lead by five tallies over McCune, with Bridges nine points further back in third.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action on Sunday, May 22, with round four of the season taking place at Spitzer Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio.

For more information on Must See Racing, including results, schedule information and the latest driver and team news, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Shady Bowl Speedway; DeGraff, Ohio; May 21, 2016

Engine Pro Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #07 – Johnny Bridges, 10.666 seconds (new all-time track record); 2. #50M – Brian Gerster, 10.729; 3. #07W – Jacob Wilson, 10.819; 4. #42 – Jason Blonde, 10.974; 5. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 11.051; 6. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 11.129; 7. #22A – Bobby Santos III, 11.300; 8. #75C – Jerry Caryer, 11.405; 9. #22S – Derek Snyder, 11.431; 10. #9 – Chris Lamb, 11.477; 11. #9L – Kris Leming, 11.964; 12. #11G – Tom Geren, 12.464; 13. #42S – Joe Speakman, NT.

Mahle Heat Race #1 (10 laps, all transfer): 1. Jacob Wilson, 2. Bobby Santos, 3. Johnny Bridges, 4. Jeff Bloom, 5. Derek Snyder, 6. Kris Leming.

SpeedPro Heat Race #2 (10 laps, all transfer): 1. Brian Gerster, 2. Jimmy McCune, 3. Jerry Caryer, 4. Jason Blonde, 5. Chris Lamb, 6. Tom Geren.

Engine Pro A-Feature (50 laps): 1. Brian Gerster [6], 2. Jason Blonde [4], 3. Jimmy McCune [3], 4. Bobby Santos [2], 5. Jacob Wilson [5], 6. Jerry Caryer [1], 7. Chris Lamb [9], 8. Johnny Bridges [8], 9. Derek Snyder [8], 10. Tom Geren [10], 11. Jeff Bloom [11].

Time of Feature: 10:03.

Lap Leaders: Santos 1-9, Gerster 10-50.

 

 

Velasquez Nabs First DCRP Sprint Car Win of the Year

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 21, 2016) – Saturday night’s 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature boiled down to a tense duel between the defending track champion and the current points leader atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

When the checkered flag finally flew on the full moon event, it was current points leader Taylor Velasquez getting the better of reigning champ Luke Cranston on a lap 14 restart to capture his first win of the year aboard the Bearcat Well Service/Fronk Oil Company No. 21x Sprint Car.

While Velasquez topped a wild nightcap, Cole Traugott extended his recent domination of the IMCA Modified ranks, Mike Roach emerged atop a hard-fought IMCA Sport Modified main event, Michael Pepper pounced on another IMCA Stock Car win and Cody Davis delivered another IMCA Hobby Stock victory.

After the initial four feature events of the night ran off in relatively smooth fashion, the full moon came into full effect when the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars 20-lap feature hit the track.

“I think that’s the most yellows we’ve had out here all year combined,” Velasquez said after becoming the fourth different winner in as many DCRP Sprint Car events this season.

In this case, the cautions worked out in the Turpin, Oklahoma racer’s favor while to the detriment of Cranston.

“I had his starts pretty well figured out,” Velasquez said. “He was setting a pretty fast pace and I was liking that, I was really able to get my momentum up.”

The feature started off inauspiciously with a multi-car melee getting into the opening turn. Ray Seemann and Koby Walters got the worst of it with Craig Jecha and Barry Crane eliminated from action as well as all drivers walked away without injury.

On the second try to start the race, pole starter Cranston outdueled front row mate Brian Herbert for the early lead as Velasquez worked his way from the seventh starting position to fifth in the opening pair of laps before another caution flew.

Beginning a trend, Velasquez slid past Lance Davis for fourth on the lap three restart and then took advantage of both Herbert and second-runner Mike Peters to jump up to second on a lap five restart.

With the high line the fast way around, Velasquez chased Cranston and tried unsuccessfully after another pair of restarts along the way to slide by for the lead in turns three and four. And, after Cranston had denied the sliders, he was able to slip away.

A final caution for a harmless spin with six laps to go wasn’t so harmless for Cranston, as this time Velasquez tried the big slide in turns one and two and made it stick. Cranston tried to counter getting into turn three, but fell short.

Velasquez rode the cushion relentlessly the rest of the way for his first win since last year’s season-ending Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event with Cranston settling for second. Veteran shoe Peters held third with Ty Williams and Herbert rounding out the top five.

Starting five rows deep in the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature did little to deter Woodward, Oklahoma’s Cole Traugott.

Traugott needed just eight laps to chase down early leader Tom Beavers and then checked out on the field to convincingly capture his third triumph in the last four DCRP events in the non-stop affair.

Traugott built up a full half-lap advantage past the midway point as Beavers tried to tend off William Nusser and Troy Gemmill in a heated battle for second. Gemmill used the high side to surge into second in the final handful of laps and shaved off a portion of the lead, although Traugott still crossed the stripe with a healthy straightaway advantage as he worked heavy lapped traffic in the latter stages.

“I about lost the race a time or two in traffic there, it got pretty close,” Traugott commented.

Even with a close call or two, Traugott crossed the stripe with ample breathing room ahead of Gemmill as Nusser worked his way past Beavers for third. Beavers was fourth with David Solberg rounding out the top five.

Another Woodward shoe found victory lane as well with Mike Roach working his way from the tenth starting position to add his name to the list of IMCA Sport Modified feature winners at DCRP thus far in 2016.

Roach, who won last year’s Sport Modified Mayhem event at DCRP, worked his way to second by the time the caution flew after 14 laps and then pounced on nephew Kaleb Roach on the restart to snare the lead and the win in the 20-lapper.

While Mike Roach started a handful of rows deep, Daylon Bergeron led from the pole for eight laps before losing power and handing the lead over to Kaleb Roach. It soon became a three-car battle for the point between Kaleb Roach, Jeff Kaup and Brandon Kenny as Mike Roach worked his way towards the lead pack.

Kaup challenged Kaleb Roach for the point on the 14th lap only to spin after clipping an infield tire and incurring race-ending damage exiting turn two on the 15th round. Sitting second on the restart, Mike Roach took advantage and never looked back as he raced to the stripe ahead of Kenny, Darren Hacker, DCRP points leader Kevin Tabor and Austin Walker as Kaleb Roach slipped to sixth in the closing rounds.

Lakin’s Michael Pepper wasted little time moving to the front in the 12-lap IMCA Stock Car feature to capture his second win of the year.

Starting inside the second row, defending track champ Pepper used the low side to charge into the lead on the opening lap and then held off Dusty Witthuhn the rest of the way as Chris Oliver fought off Marlin Hogie the entire distance to secure show honors.

In IMCA Hobby Stock action, defending track champion Cody Davis raced around Tobby Schield on the third round and went on to become the first repeat winner of the season through five rounds of competition.

After taking the lead from Schield, Davis kept Matt O’Hair at bay over the closing circuits to secure the win with Shield setting for the show position.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, June 4, with the NCRA Late Models along with IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park

May 21 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Williams, 2. 11-Keefe Hemel, 3. 72-Ray Seemann, 4. 49-Kris Moore, 5. 11k-Tyler Knight, 6. 30c-Barry Crane, 7. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 8. 7r-Beau Ricke.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 9d-Lance Davis, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 3-Ryan Walters, 5. 17x-Craig Jecha, 6. 20J-Brandy Jones, 7. 67-Damien Cain.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Mike Peters, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 007-Jordan Randles, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. E85-Kade Hagans.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 911-Ty Williams, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 49-Kris Moore, 7. 9d-Lance Davis, 8. 11k-Tyler Knight, 9. 11-Keefe Hemel, 10. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 11. 10-Jordan Knight, 12. 3-Ryan Walters, 13. 1x-Cody Lampe, 14. 20J-Brandy Jones, 15. 7r-Beau Ricke, 16. 007-Jordan Randles, 17. E85-Kade Hagans, 18. 72-Ray Seemann, 19. 33-Koby Walters, 20. 17x-Craig Jecha, 21. 30c-Barry Crane. DNS: 67-Damien Cain.

 

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: BROWN, HUNSINGER, BAILEY, & MAAS TAKE WINS IN ACKLAND INSURANCE SEASON OPENER

by Tommy Goudge (May 20, 2016) – 111 drivers signed in to race in the 21st Ohsweken Speedway Season Opener presented by Ackland Insurance on Friday. Jake Brown, Ryan Hunsinger, Dave Bailey, Mark Bazuin*, and Jake Maas visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
21ST SEASON OPENER
PRESENTED BY ACKLAND INSURANCE
TOTAL ENTRIES – 111

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KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (21 entries)
Two pairs of teammates raced at the front for much of the 360 Sprint Car feature, with Dylan Westbrook pacing the field for the first 18 laps ahead of Mitch Brown, Jake Brown, and Glenn Styres.

Mitch passed brother Jake with 3 laps left in the race and attempted to steal the win away from Westbrook, but both spun after contact in turn three. The result was a yellow flag, and a two lap dash to the finish, which saw the field jumbled up after spins by Styres and Jamie Turner, who had restarted with a flat left front tire.

Ahead of the melee, Jake Brown was able to lock down his first 360 Sprint Car feature win in his first career start in that division. Dane Lorenc recovered from nearly going upside down earlier in the race to claim the runner-up spot, followed by Ryan Turner, 17th starter Cory Turner, and 11th starter Dave Dykstra.

Heat race wins went to Dylan Westbrook, Jamie Turner, and Mitch Brown, while Mitch Brown also won the Ackland Insurance "Top Gun" Award.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown (4)
2. 00 Dane Lorenc (8)
3. 91 Ryan Turner (3)
4. 97 Cory Turner (17)
5. 5d Dave Dykstra (11)
6. 17x Dain Naida (19)
7. 0 Glenn Styres (14)
8. 10 Mitch Brown (6)
9. 47x Dylan Westbrook (1)
10. 77x Alex Hill (18)
11. 14h Jim Huppunen (15)
12. 49 Todd Hoddick (7)
13. 27z Stan Zanchin (21)
14. 6 Curis Gartly (20)
15. 11 Jamie Turner (5)
16. 2 Lee Winger (13)
17. 81 Derek Jonathan (9)
18. 9 Steve Lyons (16)
DNF. 38 Tyler Hendricks (12)
DNF. 5c Conor Mahoney (10)
DNF. 7m Justin Martin (2)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook (1-18), Jake Brown (19-20)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (1), 2. 7m Justin Martin, Rodney ON (2), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY (4), 4. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (3), 5. 2 Lee Winger, Hamilton ON (7), 6. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (5), DNF. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (6). No Time

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (4), 3. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (1), 4. 00 Dane Lorenc, Lancaster NY (7), 5. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (5), 6. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (3), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (6). Time - 1:57.442

STRICKLAND'S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (4), 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre (2), 3. 5c Conor Mahoney, Hamilton ON (1), 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (3), 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (7), 6. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (5), 7. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (6). Time - 2:00.462

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150): 10 Mitch Brown

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STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (16 entries)
2014 champ Ryan Hunsinger dominated the Crate Sprint Car feature and set a 20 lap track record in the process. 6th starter Brad Herron moved up from 6th to finish 6 seconds behind Hunsinger in the runner-up position, followed by pole-sitter Aaron Turkey, 11th starter Jesse McDonald, and Holly Porter.

Heat race wins went to Ryan Hunsinger and Brad Herron, while Mike Thorne won the Ackland Insurance "Top Gun" Award.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (3)
2. 12 Brad Herron (6)
3. 68 Aaron Turkey (1)
4. 88 Jesse McDonald (11)
5. 1 Holly Porter (4)
6. 87x Shone Evans (9)
7. 55 Mike Thorne (2)
8. 18 Josh Shantz (5)
9. 8 Hannah Ferrell (12)
10. 99 Jordan Hill (10)
11. 5 Alex Schuts (13)
12. 00 Mark Czuba (7)
13. 49h Jerry Hill (14)
14. 51 Brent Wheller (16)
15. 04x Mike Bell, Jr. (15)
DNS. 4 Mack DeMan (8)
Time - 5:37.963 NEW TRACK RECORD
A-Feature Lap Leaders - Ryan Hunsinger (1-20)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (1), 2. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (2), 3. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (4), 4. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (5), 5. 00 Mark Czuba, Burlington ON (3), 6. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (7), 7. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (6), 8. 04x Mike Bell, Jr., Hagersville ON (8). No Time

MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF BRANTFORD & PARIS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Caledonia ON (1), 2. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (5), 3. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (4), 4. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa ON (7), 5. 99 Jordan Hill, Ohsweken ON (6), DNF. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland ON (3), DNF. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (2), DNS. 51 Brent Wheller, Etobicoke ON (8). Time - 1:34.206

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($100): 55 Mike Thorne

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Fan Appreciation Night - $10 Admission presented Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodifieds (50-laps): 1. 21 - Kody Graham, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 6. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 7. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 8. 50 - Dave Gruel, 9. 11 - Aric Iosue, 10. 55 - Keith Shampine, 11. 12 - Pat Lavery, 12. 70 - Dave McKnight, 13. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 14. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 15. 24 - Jerry Curran, 16. 00 - Joe Gosek, 17. 52 - Dave Danzer, 18. 05 - Jeff Abold, 19. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #50 - Dave Gruel

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #5 - Tim Devendorf

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #21 - Kody Graham

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on Lead Lap: #50 - Dave Gruel

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 21 - Kody Graham, 3. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 4. 05 - Jeff Abold, 5. 24 - Jerry Curran, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 11 - Aric Iosue, 4. 70 - Dave McKnight, 5. 12 - Pat Lavery, 6. 50 - Dave Gruel

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 4. 00 - Joe Gosek, 5. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 6. 55 - Keith Shampine, 7. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Pathfinder Bank SBS (30-laps): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 54 - Camden Proud, 3. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 4. 50 - Dave Cliff, 5. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 6. 74 - Mike Bond, 7. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 8. 9 - Jack Patrick, 9. 2 - Rob Pullen, 10. 88 - Brad Haynes, 11. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 12. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 13. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 14. 15 - James Babcock, 15. 76 - Scott Shafer, 16. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 17. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 18. 14 - Alex McRae, 19. 23 - Cameron Black, 20. 37 - Jesse Bearup

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #88 - Brad Haynes

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

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

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #22 - Mike Bruce

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #90 - Greg O'Connor

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 9 - Jack Patrick, 3. 54 - Camden Proud, 4. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 5. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 6. 77 - Cameron Rowe

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 2. 50 - Dave Cliff, 3. 2 - Rob Pullen, 4. 76 - Scott Shafer, 5. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 6. 15 - James Babcock, 7. 88 - Brad Haynes

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 2. 74 - Mike Bond, 3. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 4. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 5. 37 - Jesse Bearup, 6. 23 - Cameron Black, 7. 14 - Alex McRae

Next Race: Saturday, May 28 Port City 160 'Super Spectacle' Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial 75 ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial 50 Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial 35

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Wooster, Ohio’s Broc Martin watched a huge lead wiped out late in the 410 sprint feature at Fremont Speedway. But, he got a tremendous restart, hit his marks and went on to dominate for his second career win on Root’s Poultry Night.

Martin had built a 3.2 second lead late in the 30-lap feature for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints. But a red flag with seven laps to go put Cole Duncan – who had been chipping away at the lead by .2 seconds every lap – right on Martin’s rear bumper. Martin focused and drove away for the victory, leading all 30 laps.

“I have to thank a real special friend of ours. Health wise he’s had some issues here lately and that’s Jim Smith Enterprises…Smitty…he’s been a huge influence on my career and my life in general. I have to thank Guerne Heights Drive In, a great please to eat if you’re down in the Wooster area. I have to thank Orrville Trucking and Grading, Santmyer Oil, Keizer Wheels, my friends Rick and Barb…Mt. Dew Rick, he helps a ton. I have to thank my buddies Wayne and Matt and my parents. My mom retired and got a second job just so we can do this. My dad works 55 hours a week,” Martin said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“I want to thank all the fans and folks at Fremont Speedway. I drive past a track 20 minutes from my home to come up here because I run with some of the best drivers in the country at one of the best facilities in the country. Everyone here has treated me like a member of the family,” Martin concluded.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint Feature couldn’t get more exciting. Dundee, Michigan’s Dan McCarron held off 15th place starter Nate Dussel to earn his first career Fremont victory. It was by the narrowest of margins - .01 seconds.

“I have a lot of people to thank, mainly my wife Kate who helps me out on this car night in and night out…every night. My dad and my sister are usually here. Blake Smith is just awesome help. We’ve really struggled but tonight I think we hit the balance. I don’t know what we did but Blake’s not changing it,” said McCarron beside his McCarron Sales and Promotions, All Star Performance, XYZ Machining, Timken, Rod End Supply, Engler Machine & Tool backed #22M.

Delta, Ohio’s Ky Harper would dominate the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model feature, though he had a close call late in the race with a couple of lapped cars. He would dig his way through for his second win of the season and the seventh of his career.

“I wasn’t breathing there when I almost tangled with those lapped cars. This car isn’t anything like the car we had last year. We’ve had to do a ton of work on it. We’re getting it closer. That’s two victories in last two outings,” said Harper beside his Handy Grafix, Cut Right Lawn Care, Jed’s Twist T-Freez, Rocket Chassis, Childress Collision, Classic Industries backed #34.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti would battle with Cory McCaughey throughout the 15 laps of the Burmeister Trophies Dirt Truck feature before driving to his second win of the season. It is Valenti’s 27th career win at Fremont and moves him into 16th on the track’s all-time win list.

“When I was a little kid sitting up there in the stands just hoping one day I could be standing out here on the front stretch let alone collect 27 of them…it’s pretty amazing,” said Valenti who was involved in a multi-car crash in the 410 sprint feature earlier.

“I have to thank Jeff Babcock for putting me in this thing. I have to thank Craig Miller Trucking, Gressman Powersports, JP Enterprise, KS Sales and Service, Real Geese Decoys…it feels good to be back up here,” added Valenti.

The start of the 30 lap 410 sprint feature got off to a horrendous start as seven cars were involved in a vicious crash on the back stretch. It would eliminate the cars of Dean Jacobs, Valenti, Caleb Griffith, Duane Zablocki and Stuart Williams with Cale Thomas and Jody Keegan making repairs to rejoin the field. On the second attempt at green Ben Rutan would spin.

On the third attempt Martin battled with Trey Jacobs with Duncan, Stuart Brubaker, Brian Lay and Travis Philo in tow. Martin began to build up a sizeable lead over Jacobs and Duncan with Lay moving into fourth on lap four.

Martin caught the back of the field with just seven laps scored but his lead grew over Jacobs and Duncan with a great battle shaping up for fourth with Lay, Brubaker and Philo. By the half-way point Martin’s lead was over three seconds as Jacobs and Duncan battled for second followed by Lay, Philo, Brubaker, Jack Sodeman, Jordan Ryan and Tyler Gunn.

Duncan would take second on lap 18 but Martin had built a four second lead. Duncan was closing lap after lap when, on lap 23, Gunn made contact with the front stretch wall, flipping hard. He would emerge okay.

Martin got a tremendous restart and began rebuilding his lead. Duncan and Jacobs would battle again for second with Lay, Philo, Brubaker and Ryan in tow. With just three laps remaining Martin had built his lead back to over two seconds as he would drive to the win.

Duncan, Jacobs, Lay and Brubaker would round out the top five.

“You (pointing to announcer Brian Liskai) were freaking me out…I could hear you saying he was chopping of two tenths of a second. I know Cole, he’s a heck of a racer, and last year when I won I had to do almost the same thing except Byron (Reed) had to come all the way from fifth to second. I knew Cole was definitely going to be a challenge. I knew as long as I could hit my marks…and to be honest with you probably with about five laps to go I messed up in three and four but in one and two I was nailing it. It’s tough when you’re leading like that because you don’t know which lane to chose but I guess it worked,” Martin said.

McCarron and Steve Rando brought the field to green in the 25-lap 305 sprint feature with McCarron gaining the advantage. Alvin Roepke and Brian Gibbs would tangle after a lap was scored necessitating a single-file restart. McCarron would rocket back into the lead while Bobby Clark would slip past Rando for second with Luke Griffith ready to pounce in fourth.

Griffith would move into third on lap four but would spin with five laps scored. The restart order was McCarron, Clark, Rando, Jamie Miller and Dustin Stroup, Ricky Peterson, Paul Weaver and Nate Dussel.

Once again McCarron would pull away from Clark with Rando and Miller in tow. A great battle was underway for fifth involving Stroup, Weaver and Dussel. Griffith would bring out another caution with 10 laps scored. When the green flew so did McCarron over Clark, Rando, Miller, Weaver, Dussel and Stroup.

As McCarron pulled away slightly, Clark and Rando would battle for second. A quick caution for a Dustin Rall spin on lap 14 was the only thing keeping the rest of the field close to McCarron who had driven a flawless race to that point.

On the restart McCarron hit his marks as Rando drove around Clark for second with Dussel up to fourth followed by Miller, Weaver, and Roepke from the back of the field. The final caution flew on lap 19 for Gibbs.

McCarron now had his hands full when the green flew as Dussel drove from fourth to second with Rando challenging as well. With four laps to go McCarron, Dussel and Rando were neck-and-neck for the lead with Weaver, Clark and Roepke battling in their tire tracks. Two laps from the end Dussel was racing right on McCarron’s rear bumper.

As they took the white flag, McCarron dove to the bottom to block Dussel’s advance. As they raced into the final two turns McCarron slipped off the bottom just enough to give Dussel a shot. The duo had a drag race to the checkers with McCarron winning by less than a bumper.

Dussel, Rando, Weaver, and Clark would round out the top five.

“Before the last restart (with six laps to go) my crew guy Blake told me to keep it wound up into three. I thought if I could just carry enough momentum and then even if I had to slide I’d be alright. Luckily I was. Nate is a heck of a driver and has won a ton of races here. He didn’t run me up and I appreciate that,” McCarron said.

Harper and Chester Fitch brought the field to green for the 15-lap late model feature but before a lap could be completed Jamie Miller would spin. On the ensuing restart Harper would battle with Fitch before wrestling the top spot with Brandon Perkins, Steve Sabo and Matt Shipley in tow.

The race would go caution-free the rest of the way. Harper would build a sizeable lead over Fitch with Sabo taking third on lap two, bringing Shipley to fourth. Shipley would drive into third on lap five.

The only thing that would slow Harper was two lapped cars with three laps to go as he nearly made contact. Harper was able to negotiate through the traffic and drove to the win over Fitch, Shipley, Steve Sabo and John Brooks.

Jim Holcomb and Cory McCaughey brought the field to green for the 15 lap dirt truck feature. It was immediately a seven truck battle for the lead with McCaughey holding the slight advantage over Holcomb and Dana Fry. Eighth starter Valenti would drive into fourth on lap two and around Fry into second a lap later.

Valenti took the lead using the high line on lap five with McCaughey continuing to battle to his inside. Frey, Kent Brewer and Brandon Leighton remained within striking distance. The event’s only caution flew on lap six for a Brad Stuckey spin.

When the green flew the battle between Valenti and McCaughey resumed with Frey racing with Brewer for third while Leighton and Dustin Keegan waged war for fifth. With five laps to go Brewer now challenged Frey for third as Valenti moved to the low groove to try and block McCaughey’s advance.

McCaughey gave Valenti all he could handle but when the checkers flew Valenti took the win. Brewer would come in third followed by Frey and Jeff Ward.

Fremont Speedway will host a double-header weekend Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. On Saturday the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service will compete in the richest purse in the organization’s eight year history with the winner of the 410 feature taking home $5,000. The 305 sprints will battle for $1,000 to win with the dirt trucks also in action. Sunday will see the second appearance of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint cars battling for $5,000 to win for the 2nd Annual Mike Hensel Memorial. Once again the 305 sprints will compete for $1,000 to win with the late models also in action.

There is a special two-day ticket package available. Go to www.fremontohspeedway.com for more information.

Fremont Speedway

Root’s Poultry Night

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Fricker’s Qualifying

1.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.303; 2.45L-Brian Lay, 12.397; 3.23JR-Jack Sodeman, 12.398; 4.91-Cale Thomas, 12.411; 5.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.418; 6.22-Cole Duncan, 12.449; 7.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.541; 8.83M-Broc Martin, 12.551; 9.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.669; 10.51-Roger Campbell, 12.672; 11.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.674; 12.5T-Travis Philo, 12.719; 13.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.823; 14.60-Jody Keegan, 12.825; 15.23-DJ Foos, 12.881; 16.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.900; 17.46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.960; 18.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.312; 19.27K-Ben Rutan, 13.396; 20.7K-Troy Kingan, 13.521; 21.51B-Karl Baker, 13.590; 22.14-Daryl Daugherty, 14.499; 23.99-Frank Moser, 15.085;

Heat 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 6. 51-Roger Campbell[3] ; 7. 27K-Ben Rutan[7] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 2. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 6. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 7. 7K-Troy Kingan[7] ; 8. 99-Frank Moser[8]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[6] ; 2. 9-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 7. 51B-Karl Baker[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 51-Roger Campbell[2] ; 3. 27K-Ben Rutan[4] ; 4. 7K-Troy Kingan[5] ; 5. 51B-Karl Baker[6] ; 6. 14-Daryl Daugherty[7] ; 7. 99-Frank Moser[8] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 7. 9-Jordan Ryan[17] ; 8. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[6] ; 9. 51-Roger Campbell[12] ; 10. 60-Jody Keegan[14] ; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13] ; 12. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 13. 51B-Karl Baker[20] ; 14. 7K-Troy Kingan[19] ; 15. 97-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9] ; 17. 33M-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 18. 7-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 19. 46AU-Stuart Williams[16] ; 20. 27K-Ben Rutan[18]

Hard Charger: Jordan Ryan +10

305 Sprints – Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 3. 75-Jerry Dahms[3] ; 4. 10X-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 6. 1X-Dustin Dinan[9] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[4] ; 9. 41-Thomas Schinderle[6] ; 10. 12-Tyler Capodice[10]

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

1. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 3. 87-Brian Gibbs[1] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 6. 18N-Frank Neill[2] ; 7. 10-Josh Harrison[7] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 9. 12G-Darin Gallagher[10] ; 10. 44-Kyle Farmer[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 4. 39C-Scott Riley[1] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[9] ; 6. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 8. 99-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 9. 97-Kyle Peters[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 2. 1X-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[9] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[12] ; 7. 41-Thomas Schinderle[10] ; 8. 18N-Frank Neill[2] ; 9. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 10. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[7] ; 11. 12-Tyler Capodice[13] ; 12. 12G-Darin Gallagher[11] ; 13. 44-Kyle Farmer[14] ; 14. 10-Josh Harrison[5]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)

1. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[15] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[9] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[19] ; 7. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 8. 1X-Dustin Dinan[17] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 10. 77I-John Ivy[18] ; 11. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 12. 36-Seth Schneider[16] ; 13. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 14. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[20] ; 15. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 16. 25-Jason Keckler[14] ; 17. 9R-Dustin Rall[13] ; 18. 87-Brian Gibbs[10] ; 19. 39C-Scott Riley[12] ; 20. 11G-Luke Griffith[6]

Hard Charger: Nate Dussel +13

 

 

Mike Mueller is the Master of Granite City Traditional Sprints Sauk Rapids, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-20-16)

When the UMSS Traditional sprint cars make their annual visit to the Granite City Speedway, it is a common occurrence to see Mike Mueller of Stacy, Minnesota sitting in Rock Auto Victory Lane at the end of the feature event. For the third time in his four appearances with his #87 Traditional sprint car, Mike Mueller celebrated a victory at the Sauk Rapids track in what proved to be another entertaining race for this popular division. A field of (17) cars were on hand and the feature race was only slowed once under caution. In fact, in the five times the series has visited the track, this was the first caution in a feature event. The track was well-prepared with a top and bottom lane for most of the race. For Mueller, it was his sixth career Traditional Sprint Car Series victory and first since the 2014 racing season when he won at Granite City on July 20. Indeed, Mueller is becoming "The Master" of Granite City working his "magic" at the 1/3 mile dirt oval for a .750 winning percentage!

The three Traditional sprint car heat races were won by Rick Kobs, Ty Sampair and Mueller. Although Sampair is a rookie this year in the Traditional sprints, he is a two-time UMSS micro sprint champion and is running stronger and stronger each night out in his non-winged sprint car. Sampair had the most passing and finishing points following the heat races and drew the number three pill. Rick Kobs, who already has four wins this season, drew the pole position with Jimmy Kouba to his outside. Mueller started fourth. Misfortune for the second time this season fell upon Neal Matuska in his heat race. A second blown engine, possibly from the same cause, ended his night early while running second in the third heat. Another rookie driver, Hunter Custer, led three laps in the second heat race before finishing in third.

Kobs bolted into the early lead generally running up on the cushion. Mueller worked his way past Sampair and Kouba to settle into the second position in the early going. Mueller, of course, was running his "patented" bottom groove at Granite City. James Giossi soon jumped up top on the cushion and began moving forward. With laps clicking off under the green, Giossi closed on Mueller in second with both drivers gaining on the leader. The battle up front was a good one, as the race approached the halfway mark. Also making a notable move forward was thirteenth starter Jeremy Kerzman up on the cushion.

On lap 17, Mueller ducked under Kobs coming off turn four and took the lead with Giossi close behind. Giossi also moved past Kobs coming off turn two and a very good battle for the lead continued. The race was slowed under caution with 18 laps scored for a spin in turn two by Hunter Custer. This seemed to change the complexion of the race a bit, as both Giossi and Kerzman were kind of neutral for the final seven laps. The car on the move during the latter stages of the race was once again, like the previous week at CLS, Anna Hippe. Anna had fallen back several positions in the early laps but stormed back on the bottom. Mueller led the final seven circuits for the win and Kobs regained second. Hippe passed Giossi for third a few laps from the finish and closed in on the leaders. Once again, she ran out of laps but turned in a solid third place finish. Giossi and Kerzman completed the top five. Only two of the sixteen starters dropped out with all cars still on the lead lap at the finish. Rookie driver Kyle Wehking was impressive with his first top ten, as he drove to an eighth place finish. The crop of rookies continues to be impressive in this division just seven races into the season.

Earning GRP Motorsports bonus money on this night was Jeremy Kerzman with the $100 Hard Charger Award, having advanced eight positions to finish fifth. Mike Mueller earned the $100 Highest Finishing Past Champion/Rookie bonus for his victory. GRP also paid Anna Hippe $100 from the previous week for her Hard Charger Award at CLS. The drivers held an autograph session during intermission and several of them went into the stands to collect funds for injured driver Chase Viebrock. It was a great gesture on the part of Granite City Speedway, and a decent amount was collected from a good-sized crowd on hand on what turned out to be a fantastic spring evening for racing.

The UMSS Traditional sprints will complete their double header weekend with their fifth appearance of the season slated for the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday night May 21 with another big event planned for Chase Viebrock. Rick Kobs has won three out of the four races at CLS so far. The Traditional sprints return the following weekend May 27-28 with yet another double header scheduled for Friday night May 27 at the Red Cedar Speedway and Saturday night May 28 at the Rice Lake Speedway. Both the May 27 & 28 programs will also feature the UMSS winged sprints in a true double-double Memorial Day Weekend sprint car mania at the two popular Wisconsin tracks. Stay updated on the Traditional sprints by checking out our website at www.umsprints.com with a click on the blue logo or you can follow the wingless warriors on our Facebook page.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Granite City Speedway May 20, 2016 (Race #7)

GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[4]; 2. 81-Rick Kobs[1]; 3. 16-Anna Hippe[6]; 4. 11-James Giossi[5]; 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[13]; 6. N1-Ty Sampair[3]; 7. 24-Brian VanMeveren[9]; 8. 12W-Kyle Wehking[11]; 9. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[2]; 10. 95-Kevin Bradwell[16]; 11. 6-Jake Kouba[7]; 12. 69S-Jon Lewerer[8]; 13. 7B-Scott Brandt[10]; 14. 29-Hunter Custer[12]; 15. (DNF) 99-Bryan Roach[14]; 16. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[15]; (DNS) 48-Neal Matuska.

Lap Leaders: Kobs 1-16, Mueller 17-25. Cautions: (1) with 18 laps in for 29 spin turn 2. GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award - Kerzman +8. GRP Motorsports Highest Finishing Past Champ/Rookie - Mueller.

Track Rat Photos Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[1]; 2. 11-James Giossi[2]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[3]; 4. 24-Brian VanMeveren[5]; 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[4]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach[6].

Lap Leader: Kobs 1-10. No cautions.

Meeks Video Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. N1-Ty Sampair[4]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[3]; 3. 29-Hunter Custer[1]; 4. 7B-Scott Brandt[5]; 5. 90-Tony Klose[6]; 6. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[2].

Lap Leaders: Bradwell 1-3, Custer 4-6, Sampair 7-10. Cautions: (1) with 3 laps in for 95 into infield tire in turn 4.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 2. 16-Anna Hippe[1]; 3. 69S-Jon Lewerer[3]; 4. 12W-Kyle Wehking[5]; 5. (DNF) 48-Neal Matuska[4].

Lap Leader: Mueller 1-10. Cautions: (1) with 4 laps in for blown engine on 48, done for the night.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP

By T.J. Buffenbarger

Hartford, MI – (Friday May 20, 2016) – Ryan Ruhl kicked off the 2016 Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP season with a spectacular, rim riding display in route to a dominating feature win Friday night at Hartford Motor Speedway. Ruhl from Coldwater, Michigan started on the front row and drove away just inches from Hartford’s unforgiving concrete wall every lap in route to the victory.

“The car was awesome. I didn’t know what to expect with the (new) tires and the track being reconfigured,” said Ruhl following the first feature for SOD with its new open rule package with narrower spec tires Hartford’s first sprint car race on its widened race track. “We did the same thing we always do and it was pretty close right off the bat. Terry (Stewart) is awesome at getting (the car) to do whatever I tell him.”

For Ruhl the dominating victory was a bit of a surprise considering Hartford’s size and utilizing his 360 cubic inch engine against a number of cars with larger power plants.

“Because this track is huge, I figured more motor would help anyone else here. So when we were keeping up with the 410’s in hot laps I thought, ‘Maybe we’ve got a shot’.”

Dash winner and RockAuto.com SOD Series Rookie of the Year candidate Brian Smith started on the front row for the 20-lap main event. Smith got the jump initially at the start before Ruhl gained momentum through turns one and two to take the lead coming off turn two. Behind Ruhl and Smith Jay Steinebach and Steve Irwin raced for the third spot with Irwin getting a run on Steinebach off turn four on the bottom of the speedway to take away the second position.

Ruhl had motored away to a straightaway lead until encountering a group of slower cars on lap 13. This allowed Smith to close briefly until Ruhl found an opening around the slower cars and motored away. From there it was all Ruhl in dominating fashion lapping up to fourth position. Smith claimed the runner up spot with Irwin, Joe Swanson, and Steinebach rounding out the top five.

Ruhl and Irwin won the heat race events while Smith won the dash.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP

Hartford Motor Speedway

Hartford, MI

Friday May 25, 2016

Engine Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 71H – Brad Lamberson, 3. 10S – Jay Steinebach, 4.2+ - Brian Smith, 5. 46 – Robert Huisken, 6. 7 – Joe Swanson, 7. 8 – Justin Ward, 8. 7X – Nic Rogers. DNS: 19 – Brett Mann. (First 3 finishers transferred to dash)

Lane Automotive Heat Race #2 (8 laps): 1. 0 – Steve Irwin, 2. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 3. 4 – Josh Turner, 4. 19X – Linden Jones, 5. 4 – Craig Karazim, 6. 1 – Eric Smith. DNS: 81 – John Gall, 49T – Gregg Dalman. (First 3 finishers transferred to dash)

Comp Cams Dash (6 Laps): 1. 2+ - Brian Smith, 2. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 3. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 4. 10S – Jay Steinebach, 5. 46 – Robert Huisken, 6. 0 – Steve Irwin. (Finish determines the first six starting spots in the A-Main)

A-Main (20 Laps): 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 2+ - Brian Smith, 3. 0 – Steve Irwin, 4. 7 – Joe Swanson, 5. 10S – Jay Steinebach, 6. 4T – Josh Turner, 7. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 8. 46 – Robert Huisken, 9. 8 – Justin Ward. 10. 1 – Eric Smith, 11. 19J – Linden Jones. DNS: 7X – Nic Rogers, 49T – Gregg Dalman, 81 – John Gall, 71H – Brad Lamberson, 19 – Brett Mann, 4 – Craig Karazim.

Lap Leaders: Ruhl 1 - 20

Engine Pro Lucky Dog: Josh Turner

KSE Race Products Hard Charger Award: Joe Swanson

Kistler Racing Products contingency awards: Brad Lamberson, Ryan Ruhl

COMP Cams contingency award: Mark Aldrich

BR Motorsports contingency award: Jay Steinebach

Allstar Performance contingency award: Josh Turner

Schoenfeld Headers contingency award: Mark Aldrich

Rod End Supply contingency awards: Ryan Ruhl, Brian Smith, Steve Irwin

Racing Optics contingency award: Joe Swanson

ATL Fuel Cells contingency award: Jay Steinebach

King Racing Products contingency award: Josh Turner

Ti22 Performance contingency award: Brian Smith

DMI contingency award: Brad Lamberson

 

 

Fayette County Produces Two First Time Winners in First Completed Event Since 2012

Brownstown, IL- In the first time that POWRi has ran a race at Fayette County Speedway since 2012, the high-banked ¼ mile produced two first time winners. Carson Macedo took the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series win, while veteran Shelby Bosie earned his first-career POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series victory.

Macedo would start outside the front row, alongside Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Tanner Thorson. Thorson would have the advantage over Macedo coming to the line for lap one, growing his lead and approaching lap traffic until Ryan Robinson brought out the yellow, falling off the pace exiting turn two on lap eight.

Coming back to green, Thorson caught lap traffic by lap 14, only to lose the lead after spinning from contact with a lap car exiting turn two.

Inheriting the lead just a little past the half way point, Carson Macedo lined up in front of Andrew Felker and Zach Daum. At the drop of the green flag, Daum would pounce on Felker for second, taking the position on lap 17 while Spencer Bayston chased the top three, eventually moving into third on lap 21. The following lap Devin Camfield would spin off turn four bringing out the final caution of the evening and line the field up for an eight lap shootout. With multiple attempts, Daum tried sliding Macedo for the lead while struggling to keep his machine out of the turn two wall. However Daum ran out of laps as Macedo crossed the line first. Spencer Bayston rounded out the podium with his third straight, third place finish. Andrew Felker took fourth, while Justin Peck finished fifth.

"We were off to a slow start at the beginning of the season," said Carson Macedo. "Everybody at Keith Kunz Racing just does a great job. To be here in victory lane for our first midget win, it's really awesome and I hope we get many more. This is probably one of the funnest tracks I've ever raced at. To get right up on the fence like that, just awesome racing." "We scrambled around to get this backup car ready," stated Zach Daum who finished second after starting 22nd. "We were the last one to the grid and we hardly looked at the racetrack. I burned my stuff up way too early there and I didn't have anything left at the end. I threw everything I had at her."

"We're stuck on this third place finish," said Spencer Bayston. "I've finished third these last few races now. Big Al gave me a really, really good car tonight. I don't think I ever got one lap in the clear that I didn't have to battle someone. I think our car's a lot faster than what I showed, but I just couldn't put Zach away to deal with Carson."

Midgets Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, Heat 2: 67 - TANNER THORSON, Heat 3: 5X - JUSTIN PECK

Great Clips Feature Winner: 71K - CARSON MACEDO

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71K - CARSON MACEDO, 2. 5D - ZACH DAUM, 3. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, 4. 7A - ANDREW FELKER, 5. 5X - JUSTIN PECK, 6. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN, 7. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN, 8. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT, 9. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, 10. 67 - TANNER THORSON, 11. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON, 12. 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON, 13. 50 - DANIEL ADLER, 14. 86C - DALTON CAMFIELD, 15. 35 - TYLER ROBBINS, 16. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH, 17. 16 - DAVE CAMFIELD, JR., 18. 20 - CODY WEISENSEL, 19. 82 - ERIC JOHNSON, 20. 17C - DEVIN CAMFIELD, 21. 55 - NICK KNEPPER, 22. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, 23. 76 - KELLEN CONOVER, 24. DAYNE KINGSHOTT

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Dollansky, Friedrichsen and Ballenger Record Feature Wins during Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 20, 2016) - Craig Dollansky dominated the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars portion of the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals on Friday at Jackson Motorplex, where he claimed the $10,000 top prize and the National Sprint League points lead following a strong performance during the season-opening event at the recently renovated facility.

Casey Friedrichsen led all 20 laps to capture the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars feature and Dusty Ballenger led the final seven laps of the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars main event on an action-packed night at the half-mile oval.

"This track is beautiful," Dollansky said. "Tod Quiring and everyone who has done this hard work to build this facility, it's an honor to be here. That was a fun race. We're a smaller budget team. To come in and perform like that is a testament to the hard work that goes on behind the scenes."

Dollansky was a man on a mission as he opening the marquee event by setting quick time during qualifying. He then advanced from sixth to third place in a heat race and finished second in the dash to earn enough combined points to start the 25-lap main event on the pole.

Dollansky quickly powered into the lead and he maintained the top spot despite two cautions - the first for Aaron Reutzel, who blew a tire while running fifth with 10 laps remaining, and the second for a crash involving Brian Brown and Tim Kaeding, who were competing for 10th place with four laps remaining.

Defending series champion Danny Lasoski took advantage of the late-race restart to pass Ian Madsen for the runner-up position, but Lasoski was unable to close to Dollansky's bumper before the checkered flag was waved.

"Everybody was equaling out and everybody was using their tires up," Lasoski said. "Hats off to what (Quiring has) done here. It's a phenomenal facility and we sure enjoyed racing here."

Madsen held off his brother, Kerry Madsen, to finish on the podium. Bill Balog rounded out the top five.

Bargain Barn Tire Center sponsored the heat races and provided a minimum of $300 to win and at least $50 for everyone who started a heat. Austin McCarl, Kaeding and Tasker Phillips each won a heat race.

Ian Madsen claimed the Weikert's Livestock Dash presented by Midwest Truck Insurance and Transportation Insurance Services. All 10 dash drivers were presented a $100 bonus.

The National Sprint League will make its season debut at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. with qualifying at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets for the event at Knoxville Raceway are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 13 to 19 and free for ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $25.

The Cushion will provide live Pay-Per-View video from the race at http://www.TheCushion.com.

Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars

Friedrichsen led from flag to flag to score the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars, which featured the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region, victory during the season opener at Jackson Motorplex.

"They have a very nice facility here, a good track," he said. "There's not a complaint from us. When you start out front you have to make it count right away. This is our first race of the year. Coming out with a 'W' is a big success for us."

Skylar Prochaska maneuvered from seventh to the second-place finish with Lee Grosz placing third. Kaley Gharst ended fourth and Chris Martin was fifth.

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

Ballenger took advantage of a restart on Lap 9 to pounce on the leader, capitalize with a slide job and pull away for the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars main event triumph.

Ballenger, who started the 15-lap feature sixth, advanced into fourth place on Lap 2. He moved up a spot on the ensuing lap before taking over the runner-up spot on Lap 5. Ballenger maintained that position until the restart provided the opportunity.

"The yellow definitely saved me on that deal," he said. "The 305s are so equal you have to drive them so straight and try not to lose any speed. That was a fun race."

Jesse Lindberg gave Ballenger a battle in the closing laps as the duo were side by side in turn two multiple times. Lindberg finished second with Michael Stien, who led the first eight laps, garnering a third-place result.

Nate Eakin and Brandon Allen rounded out the top five, respectively.

NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE NOTES : Craig Dollansky earned a $200 bonus from Deberg Concrete and a $50 certificate from Slade Shock Technology for setting quick time during time trials. … Austin McCarl garnered a $100 certificate from Walker Filtration Performance for winning a heat race. … Tim Kaeding scored a $100 certificate from Kaeding Performance for winning a heat race. … Tasker Phillips captured a certificate from Keizer Aluminum Wheels for winning a heat race. … Davey Heskin was the So Close Award winner and received a certificate from Rod End Supply for being the highest starting NSL driver who missed the feature redraw. … Brooke Tatnell picked up a $50 certificate from KSE Racing Products for being the Hard Charger in the A Main. …. Brian Brown was selected for a $100 certificate from Ti22 Performance for the Hard Luck Award.

National Sprint League Sprint Car Series Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 20, 2016 -

Deberg Concrete/Slade Shock Technology Time Trials: 1. 2ks-Craig Dollansky 15.816; 2. 19p-Paige Polyak 15.831; 3. 55l-Aaron Reutzel 15.850; 4. 18-Ian Madsen 15.855; 5. 12-Lynton Jeffrey 15.858; 6. 17b-Bill Balog 15.894; 7. 2-Danny Lasoski 15.903; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen 15.916; 9. 21-Brian Brown 15.950; 10. 56n-Davey Heskin 16.053; 11. 16-Travis Whitney 16.155; 12. 13-Mark Dobmeier 16.155; 13. 09-Matt Juhl 16.174; 14. 7-Kaley Gharst 16.180; 15. 24-Terry McCarl 16.252; 16. 17a-Austin McCarl 16.283; 17. 3-Tim Kaeding 16.286; 18. 7w-Tasker Phillips 16.297; 19. 55-Brooke Tatnell 16.361; 20. 35l-Skylar Prochaska 16.377; 21. 10-Dakota Hendrickson 16.442; 22. 19w-Bob Weuve 16.737; 23. 19l-Rob Caho 17.358; 24. 25-Dylan Peterson 17.395; 25. 9-Jared Goerges 17.437; 26. 14-Jody Rosenboom No Time.

Walker Performance Filtration Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 17a-Austin McCarl (1); 2. 09-Matt Juhl (2); 3. 2ks-Craig Dollansky (6); 4. 2-Danny Lasoski (4); 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell (7); 6. 18-Ian Madsen (5); 7. 56n-Davey Heskin (3); 8. 19w-Bob Weuve (8); 9. 9-Jared Goerges (9).

Kaeding Performance Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Tim Kaeding (1); 2. 7-Kaley Gharst (2); 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (5); 4. 29-Kerry Madsen (4); 5. 19p-Paige Polyak (6); 6. 16-Travis Whitney (3); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 8. Rob Caho (8).

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 7w-Tasker Phillips (1); 2. 24-Terry McCarl (2); 3. 21-Brian Brown (4); 4. 13-Mark Dobmeier (3); 5. 17b-Bill Balog (5); 6. 55l-Aaron Reutzel (6); 7. 10-Dakota Hendrickson (7); 8. 25-Dylan Peterson (8).

Weikert's Livestock Dash presented by Midwest Truck Insurance and Transportation Insurance Services (6 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 2. 2ks-Craig Dollansky (2); 3. 2-Danny Lasoski (4); 4. 29-Kerry Madsen (7); 5. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. 55l-Aaron Reutzel (3); 7. 17b-Bill Balog (6); 8. 17a-Austin McCarl (8); 9. 19p-Paige Polyak (9); 10. 21-Brian Brown (10).

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2ks-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 2-Danny Lasoski (5); 3. 18-Ian Madsen (3); 4. 29-Kerry Madsen (7); 5. 17b-Bill Balog (8); 6. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (2); 7. 13-Mark Dobmeier (13); 8. 56n-Davey Heskin (11); 9. 19p-Paige Polyak (4); 10. 24-Terry McCarl (16); 11. 55l-Aaron Reutzel (6); 12. 55-Brooke Tatnell (19); 13. 3-Tim Kaeding (17); 14. 7-Kaley Gharst (15); 15. 7w-Tasker Phillips (18); 16. 35-Skylar Prochaska (20); 17. 17a-Austin McCarl (10); 18. 09-Matt Juhl (14); 19. 19l-Rob Caho (23); 20. 19w-Bob Weuve (22); 21. 9-Jared Goerges (25); 22. 21-Brian Brown (8); 23. 16-Travis Whitney (12); 24. 10-Dakota Hendrickson (21); 25. 25-Dylan Peterson (DNS); 26. 14-Jody Rosenboom (DNS). Laps led: Craig Dollansky 1-25.

UNOFFICIAL NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE TOP 10 IN POINTS AFTER ROUND 2 -

.1. 2ks-Craig Dollansky 836; 2. 2-Danny Lasoski 786; 3. 24-Terry McCarl 720; 4. 21-Brian Brown 655; 5. 18-Ian Madsen 642; 6. 12-Lynton Jeffrey 632; 7. 3-Tim Kaeding 582; 8. 17a-Austin McCarl 578; 9. 17b-Bill Balog 573; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell 555.

GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 20, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 4j-Lee Grosz (2); 2. 2h-Bill Boles (1); 3. 2-Derrik Lusk (4); 4. 11x-Gregg Bakker (3); 5. 20g-Chris Graf (7); 6. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (5); 7. 32-Matt Julh (8); 8. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (6).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Martin (1); 2. 35-Skylar Prochaska (2); 3. 20-Casey Freidrichsen (5); 4. 7-Kaley Gharst (7); 5. 33-James Broty (6); 6. 2k-Kevin Ingle (4); 7. 1-Dean Brown (3).

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (3); 2. 75c-Casey Heser (5); 3. 42-Kevin Flowers (7); 4. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (6); 5. 29-Brandon Stevenson (2); 6. 97-Alan Gilbertson (4); 7. 64-Brandon Bosma (1).

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (1); 2. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 3. 4j-Lee Grosz (6); 4. 7-Kaley Gharst (8); 5. 44-Chris Martin (2); 6. 75c-Casey Heser (3); 7. 11x-Gregg Bakker (13); 8. 2h-Bill Boles (9); 9. 2-Derrik Lusk (10); 10. 33-James Broty (14); 11. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (21); 12. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (11); 13. 32-Matt Juhl (17); 14. 42-Kevin Flowers (4); 15. 2k-Kevin Ingle (18); 16. 97-Alan Gilbertson (19); 17. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (16); 18. 29-Brandon Stevenson (15); 19. 1-Dean Brown (20); 20. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (5); 21. 20g-Chris Graf (12); 22. 64-Brandon Bosma (22). Laps led: Casey Friedrichsen 1-20.

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 20, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Trevor Serbus (8); 2. 1aj-Trevor Mell (2); 3. 14k-Victoria Knutson (1); 4. 4s-Michael Stien (7); 5. 11-Dalyn Cody (3); 6. 10s-Gary Serbus (9); 7. 33s-Jeremy Schultz (6); 8. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (5); 9. 5k-Jim Klinghagen (4).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 4sn-Nate Eakin (1); 2. 05a-Brandon Allen (2); 3. 11a-Bruce Anderson (3); 4. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (6); 5. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (7); 6. 05-Collin Smith (5); 7. 7d-Dave Becker (9); 8. 51-Corey Kautz (8); 9. 22-Kaleb Johnson (4).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 2d-Dusty Ballenger; 2. 7l-Jesse Lindberg; 3. 4s-Michael Stien; 4. 4sn-Nate Eakin; 5. 05a-Brandon Allen; 6. 11a-Bruce Anderson; 7. 10-Trevor Serbus; 8. 14k-Victoria Knutson; 9. 51a-Elliot Amdahl; 10. 11-Dayln Cody; 11. 51-Corey Kautz; 12. 05-Collin Smith; 13. 5k-Jim Klinghagen; 14. 10s-Gary Serbus; 15. 1aj-Trevor Mell; 16. 33s-Jeremy Schultz; 17. 7d-Dave Becker; 18. 22-Kaleb Johnson. Laps led: Michael Stien 1-8; Dusty Ballenger 9-15.

NEXT EVENT -

NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE : Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

GOMUDDY.COM NSL 360 TRI-STATE REGION : May 27 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX : Saturday featuring IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts

MEDIA LINKS -

NSL Website: http://www.NationalSprintLeague.com

NSL Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/NSLSeries

NSL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSLSeries

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

NSL 360 Tri-State Website: http://www.NationalSprintLeague.com/GOMUDDY360s

NSL 360 Tri-State Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSL360TriState

NSL 360 Tri-State Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoMuddycom-NSL-360-Tri-State-Region-1490426007931342/

NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE MARKETING PARTNERS -

The National Sprint League would like to thank Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP, Arnold Motor Supply, Bank Midwest, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Deberg Concrete, Hepfner Racing Products, Hooker Harness, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Max Papis Innovations, MyRacePass, Rod End Supply, Rossie Feed & Grain, Slade Shock Technology, Ti22 Performance, TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants, Vortex Wings and Walker Performance Filtration for support throughout the 2016 season.

NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE -

The National Sprint League was established in 2015 as a premier 410ci winged sprint car series focusing on the Midwest. In 2016, the series branches into the 360ci winged sprint car ranks with the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series as well as multiple regions across the United States. For the latest news and information among all the NSL entities, visit http://www.NationalSprintLeague.com .

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays and Saturdays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360ci winged sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

CASH BOWL -

The GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series has more than $500,000 up for grabs during the 2016 season. The series established the 'Cash Bowl' in an effort to allow racers from across the country a great opportunity to generate money. Any driver who competes in at least one national race and 15 regional races or 90 percent of any region's events is eligible for the Cash Bowl, which pays $10 per point. The final night of a national event provides 120 points to win and eight points to start the main event. Regional races deliver 30 points to win and two points to start.

Additionally, the top five drivers in overall national and regional points at the end of the 2016 season will split more than $50,000 in bonus money with the national champion pocketing $20,000.

 

 

Weyant wins Sedalia

Sedalia, MO (May 20, 2015)- Moving from his third starting spot into the lead on the opening lap, Korey Weyant picked up the Boss Chassis WAR Series win at the Missouri State Fair Speedway on Friday night. Weyant moved past polesitter Riley Kreisel and second starting Clinton Boyles on lap one and set a torrid pace on the fast half-mile. Fellow Illinois driver Shane Cockrum also showed muscle early as he worked his way into second. Lap by lap, Weyant extended his lead as he hit heavy lapped traffic around lap ten. Weyant was finishing lap thirteen when he made contact with the lapped car of Chris Desselle. The contact sent Desselle into a series of wild flips down the frontstretch just past the flagstand. Desselle was able to walk from his demolished car, but it was then determined that he needed to be airlifted for further tests. With twelve laps officially complete, Weyant would have the cushion of two lapped cars between himself and second place Cockrum. Weyant again set a torrid pace on the restart as Cockrum disposed of the lapped cars and set his sights on Weyant. Weyant was too strong as he went on to take the $1000 first prize in his Ealey Transportation/Mahan's Fiberglass Eagle with Automotive Machine power under the hood. Cockrum, in his second ever WAR start aboard the Helm Racing Wesmar-powered Eagle, was a strong second. Hagar made a late charge to finish third in the DKM Motorsports Maxim with Stanton-Mopar power. Boyles extended his string of consecutive top-five finishes to seven by finishing fourth in the Hockett Racing/Lucas Oil Maxim with RMS power. Kreisel would round out the top five in his Smith Racing/R&K Express Engine Connection-powered MRP. Chris Parkinson was sixth in his 54th Street Bar and Grill/Country Kids Daycare DRC with power from Kevin's Liberty Machine. Thirteenth-starting TJ Muths was the Indy Race Parts Hard Charger as he finished seventh in his Quality Body Shop Maxim with power from a Scott Engine. Warren Johnson was eighth in his Watowa-Weber Racing/Mike's Body Shop Bullet with a 305 engine under the hood. Kenny Potter was ninth in his Dayco Painting Triple X with Wesmar power. Rounding out the top ten was Patrick Budde in the APT Powdercoating/Loyet Landscape Maintenance Maxim with Budde power. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will make their third appearance of the year at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO on Saturday June 4.

Boss Chassis WAR Series 5/20/16 Missouri State Fair Speedway-15 cars

Hinchman Racewear Heat One- 8 laps 1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1); 2. 12-Shane Cockrum, Benton, IL (2); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (3); 4. 75K-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (5); 5. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (5); 6. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (6); 7. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (8); 8. 10-Will Register, Sedalia, MO (8) Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat Two- 8 laps 1. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (2); 2. 90X-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (6); 3. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (4); 4. 90-Patrick Budde, Bartelso, IL (3); 5. 7L-Lee Lengel, Spring Hill, KS (1); 6. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville, MO (5); 7. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (7) A-Main- 20 laps 1. 99-Weyant (3); 2. 12-Cockrum (4); 3. 75K-Hagar (7); 4. 77-Boyles (2); 5. 90X-Kreisel (1); 6. 65-Parkinson (6); 7. 65M-Muths (13); 8. 42-Johnson (11); 9. 55-Potter (9); 10. 90-Budde (8); 11. 7L-Lengel (10); 12. 21C-Desselle (5)-DNF; 13. 27-Thoman (12)-DNF; 14. 10-Register (15); 15. 8-Wingate (14)

 

 

Jared Miley and AJ Flick stay ahead of attrition to win Mat Williamson steals a win in the Diehl Mods from

Sarver, PA (May 20, 2016) On a night in which we paid tribute to our beloved PA Announcer Dow Carnahan, the Action Track lived up to its moniker with a pair of wild features in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models and Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints. Jared Miley passed early leader Michael Lake and then held off Russ King late to score his first win of the season and the 24th of his career; surpassing Hall of Famer Blackie Watt and Bob Wearing Jr. for sixth all time in the division. AJ Flick also had to make a pass of an early leader in the form of Adam Kekich and the two battled wheel-to-wheel for a few laps before Flick pulled away slightly. The action heated up quickly behind him and the attrition claimed multiple cars as Flick cruised to his first win of the season. In between those two features was a good, clean race with minimal cautions, but a scintillating finish as Defending Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Track Champion Mat Williamson stole a win from Jimmy Weller at the flagstand after Weller led 24.999 laps; the margin of victory was just .004 seconds! Corey McPherson started on the pole and finished in Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane for the second time this season in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman.

5.20.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo 2. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg 3. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton 4. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City 5. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum 6. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City 7. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver 8. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown 9. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington 10. (19) Caleb Grubb, Loysburg 11. (51B) Karl Baker, York 12. (G1) Mike Miller, Chicora 13. (40) George Hobaugh Jr. , Chicora 14. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH 15. (76) Davey Jones, Baden 16. (55W) Michael Wagner, Harrisonville 17. (5K) Adam Kekich, Hermitage 18. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum 19. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver 20. (27) Zach Morrow, Mars Heat Winners: Brandon Spithaler, Jack Sodeman Jr., AJ Flick B-Main Winner: George Hobaugh Jr.

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (H1) Jared Miley, Pittsburgh 2. (56) Russell King, Bristolville, OH 3. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg 4. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin 5. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park 6. (88) Chuck Sarver, West Sunburry 7. (8S) Tommy Schirnhofer, Dormont 8. (B1) Brandon Wearing, Callery 9. (54) Eric Andrus, West Spring Creek 10. (4) Ed Ferree, Valencia 11. (33X) Greg Beech, Greece City 12. (4T8) John Flinner, Zelienople 13. (7) Scott Gunn, North Fayette 14. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver 15. (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport

16. (27) Michael Lake, Uniontown 17. (44S) Dave Hess Jr., Waterford 18. (36) Tony Musolino, Pittsburgh 19. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars 20. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr., Wexford Heat Winners: Russ King, Alex Ferree, Jared Miley

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (6) Mat Williamson, St Catharines ONT 2. (23) Jimmy Weller, Liberty, OH 3. (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler 4. (777) Kevin Bolland, New Brighton 5. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg 6. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk 7. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH 8. (3E) Eric Gabany, Mercer 9. (45) Steve Feder, Butler 10. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City 11. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian 12. (96) Mike Turner, Herman 13. (3K) Shawn Kozar, Renfrew 14. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City 15. (13) Rick Regalski, Slippery Rock 16. (03) Mark Frankhouser, Philipsburg 17. (27R) Dave Reges, Butler 18. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars 19. (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler 20. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver DNS (29E) Erik Martin, Evans City Heat Winners: Jimmy Weller, Brian Swartzlander

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Feature: (20 Laps) 1. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum 2. (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning 3. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler 4. (27) Brandon Wearing, Callery 5. (948) Joe Zambotti, Kittanning 6. (25) Brett McDonald, Saxonburg 7. (35) Tyler Dietz, Saxonburg 8. (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights 9. (3S) Paul Schreckengost, Creighton 10. (9S) Brian Stivenson, Freeport 11. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant 12. (5M) Joe Gombach, Claridge 13. (31) Noah Brunnell, New Alexandria 14. (29B) Scott Byers, Butler 15. (10) John Hartman, Cabot 16. (26) Mike Bordt, Mars 17. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg 18. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler 19. (23) Colin Burke, Sarver Heat Winners: Joey Zambotti, Corey McPherson

Car Count Total: 87 Peoples TWP Sprints: 25 Precise Late Models: 26 Diehl Modifieds: 20 Pic-A-Part Sportsman: 16

 

Arndt Wins with Last Lap Pass at Big Diamond

www.ardcmidget.com 5/20/2016 Pottsville, PA

Brett Arndt notched his second win of the ARDC season and first at Big Diamond with a thrilling last lap pass of Trevor Kobylardz.

The Steward racing number 33 of Danny Stratton and the Hyper racing number 4 of Ryan Greth lead the field to the green with Stratton jumping out to the early lead. Stratton looked strong in the early stages until Trevor Kobylardz showed him a nose going into turn one of lap five. Contact between the leaders sent Stratton spinning into the infield coming out of turn four bringing out the yellow flag and giving Kobylardz the race lead.

The Cafe Waldorf number 14 of Kobylardz took the green on lap six as the leader with Arndt and Alex Bright following. Kobylardz stretched his lead as the top five battled for position. Arndt slowly started to reel in the leader and moved under Kobylardz going into turn one of lap seventeen. Trevor pulled ahead with Arndt and Bright ready to pounce. As the field took the white flag Kobylardz slightly slowed up for the lap car of Shelby Harper and Arndt drove under him taking the lead on the back stretch. The leaders would go into the last turn with Kobylardz trying to dive back under Ardnt but it wasn’t enough as Arndt took the checkers for the win.

Alex Bright crossed the line 3rd, Billy Pauch Jr. in the Heffner racing #27 was 4th and Ryan Wilson finished 5th after battling Pauch for 4th.

ARDC Big Diamond Results:

#46 Brett Arndt #14 Trevor Kobylardz #77 Alex Bright #27 Billy Pauch Jr. #27 Ryan Wilson #92 Brenden Bright #78 Nick Wean #4 Ryan Greth #25 Kyle Spence #99g Justin Grosz #95 Jim Radney #22 Johnny Heydenreich #4x Shelby Harper #11 Eric Heydenreich #33 Danny Stratton #44 Brett Wanner #20 Carey Becker

DNS: #5 P.J. Gargulio, #21k Tommy Kunsman

Danny Stratton and Ryan Greth took the heat race wins

 

Ian Madsen Repeats at Iowa State Fair Speedway with Sprint Invaders Sweep!

(Bill W) May 18, 2016 – Ian Madsen was the class of the field Wednesday night with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia driver swept the night’s events by winning his heat, the Dash and the $1,500 feature in the KCP Racing #18. It was his second career Sprint Invaders win. His previous victory also came in Des Moines.

When the 25-lap feature went green, John Klabunde and Austin Johnson would bring out the caution flag in the first corner. On the next try, Chris Martin was penalized a row for jumping. Once the event finally went green for good, Matt Moro would lead Madsen and Jamie Ball from his pole position.

The leaders entered lapped traffic on the fifth circuit and Madsen went to work on the leader. He would stick the bottom to move to the point on lap six. When Nate Van Haaften spun with eight laps in the books, the restart saw Madsen leading Moro, Ball, Logan Forler and Cody Ledger back to green flag racing.

Forler moved into third shortly after the restart, but Madsen would pull away from the field. The rest of the feature went non-stop, with Madsen winning by more than a straightaway over Moro. Forler was third ahead of hard-charger Martin and Ball. Ledger, Austin Johnson back from the tail, Jon Agan, Jarrod Schneiderman and Ryan Bowers rounded out the top ten. Ball, Madsen and Moro won heat races, while Madsen also took the Shake-up Dash.

“It’s a really cool track,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “We always have fun at the big fairgrounds. They are really cool to race on. I had an awesome racecar thanks to the whole KCP Racing team. (Matt Moro) was fast all night. I was kind of worried when he got out in front, but we were lucky enough to catch a break there in traffic.”

“Ian was just the class of the field tonight,” said Moro. “We had a great car. This was our first night on this car and motor. This is actually our backup stuff, and it was awful good. The track was great tonight. It had a lot of moisture and a nice big cushion. That made it fun. Jaymie Moyle builds one heck of an engine for us. It just thumps all the time. We’re happy. We haven’t had the best luck in the past here with the Sprint Invaders.”

“The bottom was really good in the three and four the whole race,” said the third running Forler. “The bottom of one and two was there at the beginning. Overall, it went well. We just had to start a long way back. It turned out o.k.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders next event will be Sunday, May 29 at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (3) 2. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (1) 3. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (7) 4. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (10) 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (4) 6. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (6) 7. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (11) 8. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (9) 9. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (13) 10. 199, Ryan Bowers, Ham Lake, MN (2) 11. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (5) 12. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (8) 13. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (19) 14. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (15) 15. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (18) 16. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (16) 17. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (12) 18. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (20) 19. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (17) 20. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (14) Lap Leaders: Moro 1-5, Madsen 6-25. KSE Hard-charger: Martin.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Jamie Ball (1) 2. Cody Ledger (2) 3. Logan Forler (5) 4. Chris Martin (6) 5. Jarrod Schneiderman (4) 6. Nate Van Haaften (7) 7. Harold Pohren (3)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Ian Madsen (2) 2. Ryan Bowers (4) 3. John Schulz (5) 4. Austin Johnson (7) 5. Chase Wanner (3) 6. Andy Krieger (1) 7. Rob Weuve (6)

Fraise Mowersports Heat three (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Matt Moro (4) 2. John Klabunde (1) 3. Jon Agan (6) 4. Tim Moore (2) 5. Dave Getchell (5) 6. Justin Buchholz (3)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Ian Madsen (1) 2. Jamie Ball (2) 3. John Klabunde (3) 4. Cody Ledger (4) 5. Matt Moro (5) 6. Ryan Bowers (6)

 

 

Reigning Taco Bravo champion Justin Sanders back in Ocean Speedway victory lane on Friday night

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – May 16, 2016…Returning to the Ocean Speedway on Friday night Watsonville’s Justin Sanders proceeded to put on a masterful drive through lapped traffic and scored his first victory of the season with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo.

Sanders had missed the previous round, but came back this past Friday evening and didn’t skip a beat aboard the North County Plastering/ Fire Protection Management No. 17 Sprinter. The 23-year-old is coming off a season that saw him win nine times en route to the Ocean Sprints title.

“I’m definitely happy to get a victory tonight for all my guys,” Sanders said on the front stretch. “We’ve been working really hard on these cars to find more speed and I can feel us making gains. It’s been a bit different bouncing back and forth between the 360 & 410, but I think we’re starting to build some momentum. I want to thank all my sponsors and each & every person that supports this race team.”

Sanders started from the outside of the front row, but it was pole sitter & dash winner Kurt Nelson that took command from the waving of the green flag. Sanders soon made his move however, and sliced his way to the lead on lap-five. Fremont’s Shane Golobic was able to get around Nelson on lap 12 and then gave chase after the leader, who was working traffic to perfection.

Nelson’s strong run would come to a tough end when he got into a spin on lap 21 while running third. Following that Sanders held command while Easton’s Tommy Tarlton challenged Golobic for the runner up spot. The pair exchanged the position in exciting fashion with five-laps left, until Golobic won out and solidified the second spot. He closed in on the lead, but would run out of time as Sanders took the Ed Entz checkered flag by just 0.788 seconds.

Golobic has finished no worse than second in the three Ocean Sprints events held thus far, which includes a win on opening night. Tarlton once again showed speed all night long and crossed the stripe in third, with Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid and Stockton’s Brad Furr completing the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 was rounded out by Salinas brothers Jason & Jeremy Chisum, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema and Sacramento’s DJ Freitas.

The three heat races held were picked off by Justin Sanders, Buddy Kofoid and Jerry Bonnema. Tommy Tarlton opened the night by setting the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time with a lap of 12.131. Full results will be available at www.racepmg.com

The Ocean Sprints & Ocean Speedway is held under the management of Prentice Motorsports Group, which also operates the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos & the All Star Modified Tour.

The Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Flowmaster, Budweiser and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

 

 

Double X Speedway California,MO May 15, 2016

by: Dean Reichel

The third night of Sunday Night Thunder 2016 is in the books and saw some new winners gracing victory lane and some familiar faces as well. Jonathan Cornell continued his mastery of the 1/4 mile clay by claiming his second victory of the season in the Winged Sprint Car division. The Sedalia, MO wheel man started on the pole alongside Corey Nelson and Cornell would win the drag race into turn one taking a lead he would not relinquish. Nelson would give chase the entire but was overcome by fifth starting Cody Baker who would run down Cornell but came up short of making the pass for the lead and settled for second at the finish. Nelson would finish third, Zach Daum claimed fourth and Tyler Blank recovered from a heat race flip to finish a strong fifth. Cornell and Nelson claimed the heat race victories.

Some fan favorites at Double-X made their first appearances at the track this season. A new face graced victory lane as Harlan Dowell of Tipton claimed the victory. Dowell held off the hard charging Steve Beach as the two veteran drivers raced each other hard for the entire main event. Andrew Roark had a strong run to take third, Clayton Campbell was tight on Roark's rear bumper to finish fourth and Derek Henson claimed fifth. Beach and Dowell claimed the heat race victories. Two time winner Cole Henson saw his chance for a three peat go away after a spin in turn four on lap one saw him bang the inside wall and sustain enough damage to end his feature event.

The Hobby Stock feature saw Rudy Wirts claim victory number three for the season. Wirts passed veteran Mike Schrader on lap four to secure the victory. Laura Atkinson ran a great race to claim second, Chris Brockert finished a strong third, Schrader was credited with fourth and Katie Goodson earned fifth. Schrader won the lone heat race in the class.

The 600cc Micro Sprint class featured four cars but they are four of he strongest drivers in the division. Kansas City, MO shoe Jackson Frisbie claimed the victory over hard charging Kameron Key. Nick Rasa claimed third and Kyle Schlotz was fourth. Frisbie also claimed the heat race.

Racing continues every Sunday night. Be sure to keep up to date by following the Double-X Speedway Fan Page on Facebook. Thanks to everyone who has been in the stands and the pits so far this season and we hope to see you back each and every week for Sunday Night Thunder.

Double-X Speedway Results- May 15, 2016

Winged Sprint Cars- Feature- 1. 28- Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 3. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 4. 75K-Zach Daum, Pocohontas,IL; 5. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 6. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 7. 48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 8. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 9. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown; 10. 56H-Dean Hathman, Columbia; 11. 41-Scott Comstock, Prairie Home; 12. 8X-John Manley, California; 13. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall (DNS)

Heat 1- 1. Cornell; 2. Paulus; 3. Baker; 4. Walton; 5. Manley; 6. Comstock; 7. Elliott (DNS) Heat 2- 1. Nelson; 2. Daum; 3. Wingate; 4. Hathman; 5. Brown (DNF); 6. Blank (DNF)

Street Stock- Feature- 1. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 2. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 3. H3-Andrew Roark, Henley; 4. 30C-Clayton Campbell, Otterville; 5. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 6. 7-Evan Hays, California; 7. 29D-Destiney Dowell, Tipton; 8. 52J-James Keeran, California; 9. 43-Joe Miller, Centertown (DNF); 10. 8-John Clancy, Jr., California; 11. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville (DNF)

Heat 1- 1. Beach; 2. C. Henson; 3. Campbell; 4. Clancy,Jr.; 5. Roark; 6. Hays Heat 2- 1. H. Dowell; 2. D. Henson; 3. Miller; 4. Keeran; 5. D. Dowell

Hobby Stock- Feature- 1. 2X-Rudy Wirts, California; 2. 4A-Laura Atkinson, Eldon; 3. 82-Chris Brockert, Versailles; 4. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia (DNF); 5. 15-Katie Goodson, Sedalia; 6. 10-Curtis Schaeffer, Lincoln;(DNF) 7. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor (DNF); 8. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home (DNF)

Heat 1- 1. Schrader; 2. Coffey; 3. Brockert; 4. Goodson; 5. Wirts; 6. Atkinson; 7. Wallingford; 8. Schaeffer

600cc Micro Sprints- Feature- 1. 38-Jackson Firisbie, Kansas City, MO; 2. 7JR- Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 3. 26B-Nick Rasa, Marshall; 4. 749-Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City

Heat 1- 1. Jackson; 2. Key; 3. Rasa; 4. Schlotz

 

 

Wiesz Gets Win #56 at Marysville

 Marysville, CA (May 14, 2016)…Nothing was going to deny Colfax driver Colby Wiesz his 56th feature event win at Marysville, not even a blackout. Around 8 pm the fourth turn lights would not come on. The staff worked for an hour to get the lights back on. For Wiesz, thankfully they did because he thrilled the fans at Marysville Raceway Saturday when he passed Jeremy Burt in the final turn on the final lap. Burt had been the driver to beat for the majority of the race but lapped traffic proved to be his downfall. Going into the final turn Burt chose the bottom of three and four and followed a slower car. Wiesz had a good run down the back straight and used the momentum he gathered to shoot around the top of Burt and take the lead coming out of turn four. Wiesz led the final 100 yards and stole the win. Burt should be commended for his composure and steady performance this year at Marysville. Nights like this can build a champion and Burt will leave the track as the continued point leader. Tyler Seavey continues to impress and drove the #18 into a third place finish. He is a driver that should start getting some recognition in the winged sprint car racing community. Courtney Dozier continued to be a dominant force at Marysville and finished fourth. Cody Lamar earned his second fast time award of the year and ended up fifth in the main event. A total of 20 cars attended the Saturday night show.

Buddy Olschowka led the first 10 laps of the dwarf car main event and was a top driver all night. However, Shawn Jones took the lead just past the half-way point and went on to secure the popular win. Olschowka never gave up and finished less than a second behind Jones at the finish line. Mike Grenert has always been one of the best dwarf car drivers. He was on point during the main event and finished third. Kevin Bender has been the most consistent dwarf car driver at Marysville and finished fourth tonight. Scott Dahlgren is also a veteran of this division and finished fifth. Tonight was another stout field of cars and drivers as a total of 22 dwarf cars entertained the fans.

Todd Cooper led all 20 laps to win the IMCA Sport Mods main event. The race was a testament to his tenacity and holding off two drivers on the prowl including Phillip Shelby and Brian Cooper. Shelby was all over Cooper during the first half of the race. Brain Cooper got around Shelby with about six laps to go and tried to close in on his brother for the win. At the end, Todd held over a one second advantage over Brian. Shelby finished in the third spot. Raymond Benkowski drove a smart race and finished fourth. Jim Waller continued his solid performance to start 2016 and finished fifth.

Peter Paulson won his second wingless spec main event in a row and he did so in dominant fashion. Paulson held a three second lead at the checkered flag over Johnny Burns. Josh Vieira did all he could do but was never able to pass Burns for second. Timmy Sherman Jr. crossed the line in fourth spot while Misty Castleberry rounded out the top five.

Greg Rayl won the 15 lap hobby stock main event. The race was the final of the night and the sparse crowd that remained saw a good race. While Rayl had a decent lead at the finish the real race was for second on back. Shannon Collins had it for a while but soon Cameron Hammett worked his way up through the field and with three laps to go moved into second. Hammett finished in the second spot while Collins finished third. Jim Speck came home in fourth and Ethan Benzel came home fifth. Anthony Doubledee was the sixth place finisher.

Full results can be found at https://www.mylaps.com/en/events/1265754

 

 

GRAVEL TOPS THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS AT THE CLASS TRACK

Haubstadt, IN - May 14 - David Gravel won the 40 lap World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car feature Saturday night at the Tri-State Speedway. It was his second win of the 2016 campaign and first ever win at the Class Track. Gravel led every lap. He proved in qualifications for the 30 drivers that he had the fastest car. He set quick time at 12.155 seconds. He then finished second in the first heat and second in the pole dash. The outside front row starting spot for the feature backed up by a flawless run was all that he needed. His closest pursuers included runner-up Brady Bacon and Parker Price-Miller. At times the two were in their own race for second. Twenty four starters provided plenty of traffic for the leaders to negotiate. Gravel who hails from Watertown, Connecticut, was at the wheel of the David Gravel / CJB Motorsports Sprinter sponsored by Big Game Tree Stands. It is just his fourth year to compete with the World of Outlaws. He was the series Rookie of the Year in 2013. “Our car was really good here! I could see Brady. It was hard to pass the lapped cars. I am happy I could hold him off.” Brady Bacon finished second in the WoO feature at Tri-State Speedway for a second season in a row. “David got a couple of breaks in traffic. In open traffic I could catch back up to him. This track is one of our best chances each year to take a win!” Bacon made a valiant effort over the last 24 laps. Parker Price-Miller turned in a career best WoO finish with the third. Donny Schatz was fourth in the feature and Kerry Madsen was fifth, Points leader Brad Sweet led a second five including Kraig Kinser, Joey Saldana, Terry McCarl, and Shane Stewart. Jamie Veal took the Hard Charger Award with an overall improvement of seven spots. Parker Price-Miller, Donny Schatz, and Kerry Madsen won the three heats. Madsen also won the Dash for the top six competitors. Logan Schuchart won the Last Chance Race.

Mark Lamont of Crossville, IL, raced to victory in the UMP Open Wheel Modified feature. Lamont started on the front row and led the entire 25 laps. The main event for the modifieds quickly became a four car dash out front as the leaders pulled away from the bulk of the field. Lamont had the speed to hold off Matt Lane, Levi Kissinger, and Tyler Nicely. The foursome finished in that order. The victory was worth $1,000. Tyler Nicely, Mark Lamont, and Levi Kissinger took the three modified heat races. Steven Schnapf won the B Main. Thirteen of the 29 drivers present started the B hoping to earn one of the three remaining transfer spots. Clay Lane was the only scratch. His car expired in a cloud of smoke as he was leading the first heat race. Stan Beadles had a similar problem in the feature. Flames under his car had to be extinguished in the infield. Beadles had been running fifth.

The modifieds will return for the next race at Tri-State Speedway which will be on Memorial Day Weekend. The Memorial Weekend Classic on Sunday May 29th will also feature the MSCS Sprint Cars and the MMSA Mini-Sprints. The sprint car feature will pay $2,500 to win.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

SUMMARY Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN May 14, 2016

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars: (30 Entries)

Top Qualifier - 5 David Gravel, 12.155 seconds

First Heat - 2x Parker Price-Miller, 5 David Gravel, 11k Kraig Kinser, 83 Joey Saldana, 7x Critter Malone, 41 Jason Johnson

Second Heat - 15 Donny Schatz, 49 Brad Sweet, 9 Daryn Pittman, 7 Paul McMahan, 2 Shane Stewart, 17w Bryan Clauson

Third Heat -29 Kerry Madsen, 99 Brady Bacon, W20 Greg Wilson, 20n Hunter Schuerenberg, 24 Terry McCarl, 7s Jason Sides

Dash - 29 Madsen, 5 Gravel, 15 Schatz, 2x Price-Miller, 99 Bacon, 49 Sweet

Last Chance Race - 1s Logan Schuchart, 71 Jamie Veal, 4k Kody Kinser, 19 Paige Polyak, 71m Paul May, 1a Jacob Allen

Feature (40 Laps) - 5 Gravel, 99 Bacon, 2x Price-Miller, 15 Schatz, 29 Madsen, 49 Sweet, 11k Kr. Kinser ,83 Saldana, 24 McCarl, 2 Stewart W20 Wilson, 7x Malone, 71 Veal, 7 McMahan, 41 Johnson, 19 Polyak, 9 Pittman, 17w Clauson, 7s Sides, 20n Schuerenberg 4k Ko. Kinser, 1s Schuchart, 71m May, 1a Allen

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds (29 Entries)

First Heat - 25 Tyler Nicely, 84 Stan Beadles, 1s Brian Shaw, 75 Dustin Beck, 14 Willie Madison

Second Heat - 7 Mark Lamont, 10y Trent Young, 62k Joel Jenson, 1 Zach Fair, 54 Josh McPherson

Third Heat - 8k Levi Kissinger, 32 Matt Lane, 16c Josh Harris, 8m Carl McGowin, 41 Lance Foreman

B Main - 77 Steven Schnapf, 5 Steve Brooks, 57 Matt Hines, 95 Larry Anderson, 28 Paul Miles

Feature (25 Laps) - 7 Lamont , 32 M. Lane, 8k Kissinger, 25 Nicely, 16c Harris, 10y Young, 1 Fair, 14 Madison, 75 Beck, 77 Schnapf, 8m McGowin, 62k Jenson, 41 Foreman, 57 Hines, 54 McPherson, 5 Brooks, 84 Beadles, 1s Shaw

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #4 and #6 5-14-2016 IMCA
RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Division
Shenandoah Speedway Shenandoah. Va.
Twin 20s Twice as Nice
A rain delay on April 30th after the trophy dash meant a changeup format was put in to play as the sprinters hit the track for twin twenty lap features this week. Rain moved through in the afternoon but was early enough for the track to be ready on time but it left behind cool temps and winds up to forty miles an hour. The first feature had Glenn Worrell and Tony Harris on the front row with Harris out first. Bill Rice was strong up high right behind them and got Worrell first and Harris on lap six but Anthony Linkenhoker was coming on hard as well. Linkenhoker was in second by lap ten and in the lead for good two laps later as Worrell was pressing Rice as laps ran out with Anthony Linkenhoker out front at the checkers. At the line Anthony Linkenhoker, Bill Rice, Glenn Worrell, French Grimes, Josh Perreault, Jerald Harris, Ron Moyers and Tony Harris.
Feature number two had Glenn Worrell and Tony Harris on the point as the green waved with Worrell out front on the bottom and Harris mid track and the two traded the lead lap after lap with Worrell gaining the upper hand on lap eight. Bill Rice moved to second but was no match as Worrell was smooth and fast out front to take his first pavement win. At the line it was Glenn Worrell, Bill Rice, Anthony Linkenhoker, Jerald Harris, Tony Harris, French Grimes, Josh Perreault and Ron Moyers.
Next Week it’s back to Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro, Va. on Saturday night May 21st for another dirt track show.

 

“The Shark” Sean Becker strikes in last lap thriller at Placerville Speedway


Written by Brad Kennedy *
Placerville, CA...(May 14) A packed house was treated to an impressive driving display to conclude the sixth scheduled event of the Red Hawk Casino Championship point season.
20 Thompson's Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars were on hand for the evening. Justin Johnson of Shingle Springs sat on the pole of the 25 lap feature event, but it was current Placerville Speedway points leader Mason Moore of Princeton who got the jump into turn 1. Johnson fell in line in second, while Sean Becker moved from his fifth starting spot to 3rd, with Logan Seavey 4th. Action was slowed on lap 5 for Roseville’s Scott Hall who jumped the cushion in turn 1 and came to a stop.
When the race resumed, Moore maintained his lead while Johnson and Becker battled it out for the runner up position for much of the next 15 laps. Johnson stayed glued to the bottom of the ¼ mile oval and held on until Becker found momentum on top on lap 16 to take over second place. Johnson would retake second briefly in the waning laps of the race, before Becker would return the favor with a few circuits left.
Meanwhile, Mason Moore stretched out his lead to over a second before he encountered heavy lapped traffic, which allowed Becker to reel in Moore and challenge for the lead. On lap 24, Becker applied heavy pressure with Moore choosing the bottom while Becker remained upstairs. With the white flag flying, Becker passed Moore down the backstretch and shut the door entering turn three to pick up his first win of 2016 after five consecutive podium finishes. Justin Johnson came across the line in third, with Greg DeCaires 4th, and Logan Seavey 5th. Jimmy Trulli’s 6th place finish up from the 13th starting spot was good enough for the AL Driveline Hard Charger bonus.
05_14_2016_300c “This is so awesome to finally win this year”, explained Becker in victory lane, after climbing the front stretch catch fence in celebration. “I know Mason was good on the bottom and I was searching the track and kept having to inch my wing back to get more traction. I just kept hammering the top of the track,’’ he continued. “I thought I was going to junk it when I jumped the curb in turn three in traffic, but I settled it down and kept digging. Then I saw the opening in turn one on the final lap, and I just threaded the needle, shut the door on Mason in turn 3 and went on to win.”
Heat race victories went to Moore, Becker, and Adam Walters while the Adco Driveline & Exhaust Fast Time award went to Greg Decaires with an elapsed time of 10.720 seconds.
14 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models signed in to the Placerville pits for the night. Noticeably absent were series point leader Ryan McDaniel and second place in points Ray Trimble.
Wayne Trimble and Jay Norton had the front row of the 20 lap main event, with Norton getting the jump to lead the first lap. Throughout the race Norton held off many challenges for the lead by the trio of Will McMillan, Wayne Trimble and Matt Micheli, but was never seriously challenged on his way to a wire-to-wire win. 05_14_2016_285c
“The track was hooked up and fast tonight, and there are some good cars and drivers here”, Norton stated after the race.“ We just pointed the car to the bottom of the track and were solid all 20 laps. In the heat race we battled fuel problems and just had a tough time”, he continued. “But, the team got it figured out, and now I'm smiling on the front stretch after a victory”.
Norton’s first victory of the year came over Matt Micheli, Will McMillan, who rebounded to 3rd after a flat tire early in the event, while Mike Lightfoot, and Paul Gugleimoni rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Tyler Lightfoot and Micheli, while Micheli also earned the RMI Hard Charger bonus by improving 6 positions in the feature.
17 Jay’s mobile Welding & Fabrication Pure Stocks took the green flag for their 20 lap feature event with Dan Jinkerson taking command over Travis Emery on the opening lap. Dan Smith moved into 3rd immediately from his row 2 outside position and began pressing Emery for second. Emery remained second until he spun off of turn 2 on lap 5, bringing out the caution.
When the race resumed, last weekend’s winner Jason Palmer pushed past Smith for second, then trailed closely behind the leader until lap 12 when the lapped car of Mike Stoeckle spun in front of Jinkerson, giving Palmer the lead.
05_14_2016_244c Palmer fended off challenges in the waning laps from Smith and eventual second place finisher Orville Owens to win his second consecutive Pure Stock feature at Placerville. Smith came home 3rd with Russ Murphy and Rick Grunert rounding out the top five.
“The car has been fast the last two weeks”, the jubilant Palmer explained in the winner’s circle. “It is tough to beat guys like Dan Jinkerson, Dan Smith, Scott Grunert and the others, so to win 2 in a row is huge for my guys and myself. Hopefully we can come back next weekend and make it three in a row,” he said confidently.
The two heat winners were Scott Grunert and point leader Nick Baldwin. Orville Owens was the evening's RMI Hard Charger on the basis of a 2nd place finish up from his 9th starting spot.
The third visit of the year for the BCRA Midget Lite Series to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds saw 17 drivers entered for the evening. Tim Kinser and Terry Bergstrom occupied the front row and led the field to green as Bergstrom grabbed the lead. Meanwhile, Scotty Males would move to second on the start from his 4th starting position, while Kyle Offill took over 3rd on the opening lap, with Kinser falling to 4th. A lap later, Kinser brought out the caution after spinning off of turn 2.
On the ensuing restart, Bergstrom led Males and Offill but got sideways in turns 3&4 a lap later which allowed both Males and Offill to get by with Offill taking over the point.
From there, Offill was never seriously challenged on his way to his second feature win in three starts at Placerville, over last weekend’s winner Charlie Caraccilo, Scotty Males, Craig Dillard and Chris Hansen.
“I’m still trying to get a handle on this track. It’s fast and it’s fun to race on. The car seemed to be real good and had a lot of forward bite, which was an advantage,” Offill said in victory lane.
Placerville Speedway returns next week with the annual Thompson's Auto Group "Fan Appreciation Day" . Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM. 4 divisions will be in competition with the Thompson's Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, the Jay's Mobile Welding Pure Stocks, as well as the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Series.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
Join the over 7500 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.
* Additional writing contributions by Dean Mills

 

 

Michael Barnes Outlasts Lengthy Rain Delay to Score Oswego’s Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off

OSWEGO, NY (May 15, 2016) – Despite cold and windy conditions and a rain delay of nearly five hours, Mexico, NY driver Michael Barnes, known as “The Hustler”, wheeled the Syrell Racing No. 68 Novelis Supermodified to his eighth career Oswego Supermodified main event win on Saturday, his first ever score on opening night.

With weather conditions forcing a late start to the evening, Supermodified time trials were scrapped in favor of a heat race draw and top twelve redraw for the feature. Based on the luck of the draw, Barnes drew the pole position for the 50-lap Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off, presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press of Oswego, and never looked back leading all 50 circuits on his way to the win.

While a brand new independent front suspension Supermodified is being prepared for Barnes and the Syrell team, Barnes drove to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane on Saturday driving the older straight axle racer to defeat seven-time Speedway champion Otto Sitterly in his updated IFS machine, Tim Devendorf, sophomore driver Aric Iosue, and Pat Lavery in the top five positions.

Recently engaged to be married just one week ago, Barnes was all smiles in Oswego victory lane following his hard charging feature win.

“The car was really good all night,” said Barnes, who now has three wins driving for car owners Gary and Eric Syrell. “We haven’t run early in the season in the past and work was trying to call me away again, but we want to run all the races this season. I’d say we’re off to a good start. Thanks to the Syrell team and all of our sponsors, this is a great way to start the season.”

Michael Muldoon, Jeff Abold, Dave Gruel, Jerry Curran, and Hal LaTulip crossed the Pole Position Raceway Finish Line in the front ten spots at the conclusion of the 50-lap opening night main.

A total of 18 Novelis Supermodifieds made the main event call Saturday night with Barnes and Iosue leading the field to the Cam’s Pizzeria green flag, followed by Sitterly, Devendorf, Dave Danzer, and Curran.

At the start it was no surprise to see Barnes surge to the lead in the No. 68, but it was a surprise to see Sitterly start slowly, allowing both Iosue and Devendorf to slide to the inside and ahead of the Sitterly No. 7 in the early going to snag the second and third positions, relegating Sitterly to fourth.

Over the first handful of laps Barnes found his pace, gaining a bit of an advantage over a bumper to bumper battle for second between Iosue, Devendorf, Sitterly, and Danzer.

With Barnes leading, Gruel began to position himself in the No. 50, darting to the inside of Curran in turn one on lap eight to snag sixth.

Just one lap later however the night’s first caution would wave as Phoenix, AZ shoe Joey Moriarty found the front stretch wall in the Total Seal No. 51 machine. Moriarty, who also ran into issues in his qualifying heat race, was attempting a low side move on Lou LeVea Jr., when the two cars touched sending the Moriarty ride head on into the main straight steel.

After spinning some two or three times down the front straight, Moriarty’s car finally came to rest past the start/finish line, with Moriarty climbing out of the ride uninjured.

Both LeVea and Moriarty would be done for the night, finishing 16th and 17th respectively.

The restart order would see Barnes leading Iosue, Devendorf, Sitterly, Danzer, Gruel, Abold, Curran, Lavery, and Joe Gosek.

The first restart of the night was a wild one with cars darting all over the racing surface looking for racing room.

Danzer would eventually try a move on Sitterly into the third turn, but just behind the Abold No. 05 suddenly appeared sideways and facing in the wrong direction with the field bearing down on him.

Several cars spun to avoid the machine including Curran, Gosek, Lavery, Brandon Bellinger, Dan Connors Jr., and Kody Graham.

All cars would resume except for the Graham No. 90, which found the outside foam. Graham’s incident was the conclusion of a rough night for the Liverpool, NY shoe as his primary No. 21 ride lost an engine at the conclusion of his heat race after finishing second.

Father Ray Graham would then give up the seat of the No. 90 for Kody to take over in the feature. His night lasted only nine laps.

On the ensuing restart Iosue came to life in the No. 11, giving chase to the Barnes No. 68 as the two hooked up to begin to pull away from Devendorf, Sitterly, and Danzer.

Further back in the field the all black No. 00 of Gosek was making his presence known.

Driving a revamped machine with IFS and new sheet metal, Gosek did not turn any hot laps and only three circuits in his heat race due to a fuel pick-up issue. But, after starting 15th in the feature, Gosek darted low under Lavery into turn three on lap ten to take over the sixth position and immediately began to give chase to the top five runners.

Unfortunately for Gosek his woes continued as on lap 16 the No. 00 pulled low down the back stretch and into the pits, out for the night.

Meanwhile out front Iosue, who had never driven a racecar prior to hopping in the No. 11 Supermodified in 2015, was on occasion turning faster laps than leader Barnes. But, as the field approached halfway the entire top five began to tighten up including Devendorf, Sitterly, and Danzer on lapped traffic.

The first four front runners managed to work their way through, but Danzer was not so fortunate.

As Danzer rolled to the outside of LaTulip into the third turn the rear end of the No. 52 stepped out, sending the Danzer machine backwards into the third turn foam. The damage to Danzer’s rear tail wing was too much to overcome, putting Danzer out for the evening on lap 24 in 12th position.

At halfway the field surged down the front stretch with Barnes leading Iosue, Devendorf, Sitterly, Lavery, Muldoon, Gruel, Connors, Abold, and Curran.

It was at this point that Sitterly turned up the wick in the Royal Purple/Nicotra Racing No. 7.

Once the lap counter hit 33 it took Sitterly only two laps to blast to the runner-up spot, first driving under Devendorf in turn one before sliding under Iosue for second in turn four.

Now the race was on for the point, but did Sitterly have enough time?

In chase mode, Sitterly turned the fastest lap of the main event on lap 40 with a time of 16.749 seconds as he tried to reel in the race leader. However, Barnes ripped off a 16.906 second circuit on the same exact lap as Sitterly, keeping himself at just enough of an advantage to beat Sitterly by just under one second at the finish for his eighth career Supermodified win.

With the victory Barnes joins Norm Mackereth, Dave Paul, Bob Smith, Ray Graham, and Chris Perley in a tie for 27th on the Speedway’s all-time Supermodified win list.

Sitterly, who stands at 37 career Super wins, said the handling was a bit off on his IFS racer this day.

“We had some new car blues tonight,” said Sitterly. “The car would not turn. It was a strange race for me, as everything is new to me in this car, so we’re still getting used to it. I think in the long-run this design will be the way to go, but tonight I think the right car was sitting in the pits.”

Devendorf made a charge at race end to slip past Iosue for third to take a podium position.

“We had a good car but not good enough for those guys (Barnes, Sitterly) tonight,” said Devendorf. “We were just a bit too tight. We struggled all day but we finally got it going by the end of the night.”

Overall there were a total of 20 Novelis Supermodifieds in the pit area including the back-up Nicotra Racing No. 7 and the Graham Racing No. 21 which did not take the main event green flag.

The back-up Mike Muldoon Racing Supermodified did take the green on Saturday with 2012 Pathfinder Bank SBS Series champion Kreig Heroth at the controls of the No. 14.

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race victories went to Danzer, Connors, and Gruel.

The Radical Race Gear Lap Leader Award went to Barnes with Devendorf scoring the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer and LaTulip earning the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger.

Gruel would also score an extra $50 cash from the Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing Series for being the last car on the lead lap.

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Saturday, May 21 with a fan appreciation night special featuring just $10 admission.

The Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS will be on the card with racing to get underway at 6:30 p.m.

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

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

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

66th annual Opening Night

presented by Mitchell's Speedway Press

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off (50-laps): 1. 68 - Michael Barnes, 2. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 3. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 4. 11 - Aric Iosue, 5. 12 - Pat Lavery, 6. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 7. 05 - Jeff Abold, 8. 50 - Dave Gruel, 9. 24 - Jerry Curran, 10. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 11. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 12. 52 - Dave Danzer, 13. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 14. 00 - Joe Gosek, 15. 90 - Kody Graham, 16. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 17. 51 - Joey Moriarty, 18. 14 - Kreig Heroth DNS: Ray Graham

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #56 - Hal LaTulip

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #5 - Tim Devendorf

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #68 - Michael Barnes

Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing Series Last Car on Lead Lap: #50 - Dave Gruel

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 11 - Aric Iosue, 4. 90 - Ray Graham, 5. 24 - Jerry Curran, 6. 51 - Joey Moriarty, 7. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 2. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 12 - Pat Lavery, 5. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 50 - Dave Gruel, 2. 21 - Kody Graham, 3. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 4. 05 - Jeff Abold, 5. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 6. 00 - Joe Gosek

 

 

Number Three for Rick Kobs at CLS in Front of Huge School Bus Night Crowd New Richmond, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-14-16)

Despite temperatures and windy conditions that felt much more like March weather than May, a huge crowd descended upon the Cedar Lake Speedway for the 12th Annual School Bus Night at the popular western Wisconsin dirt oval. For the first time at this event, the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series was part of the program and drew a field of 19 cars. For the third time this season at CLS and the fourth time already during the early stages of the 2016 campaign, veteran racer Rick Kobs from Deer Park found his way to Rock Auto Victory Lane at the conclusion of the feature race. Kobs passed race leader Mike Mueller just past the halfway mark and went on to lead the second half of the race. Nobody in the history of the track has won feature races in eight different racing divisions other than Kobs, and his versatility and competitive nature as a driver continues to standout over 30 years from when he first started in the sport at a young age.

The distance in the Traditional sprint main event was cut down to 20 laps from the usual 25 laps due in part to a long red flag period just four laps into the race when young Chase Viebrock of New Richmond flipped wildly down the backstretch after contact with the outside concrete wall exiting turn two. Viebrock was taken by ambulance to New Richmond and later transferred to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with what was reported, on his Facebook page, to be five broken bones in his back. Viebrock will be out of action for several months as he recovers, hopefully in a speedy fashion.

When the feature returned to green flag racing, Mike Mueller continued to lead with a group of cars close behind. A caution two laps later for Hunter Custer in turn two slowed the pace. Fifth starter Rick Kobs was slowly working his way to the front. Five green flag laps later while exiting turn four on lap 11 Kobs got by Mueller for the top spot. A couple of cautions on laps 15 and 16 for spins once again slowed the pace, and following the third yellow series officials decided to cut the distance to 20 laps with the large crowd anxiously awaiting the Battle of the Busses feature event. Following the four lap dash to the checkers, another veteran racer, Jimmy Kouba ended up in second behind Kobs. Young James Giossi, Brian VanMeveren and 14th starter Anne Hippe rounded out the top five. Hippe was clearly one of the fastest cars on the track during the latter stages of the race and very likely would have continued her march forward should the race have run the full distance.

In order to save some time on the race program, the Traditional sprint cars ran two heat races with the usual passing and finishing points in play. The 10 lap heats were won by Mueller and Kobs. The top four drivers in points after the heats redrew for starting spots in the first two rows of the feature event. Besides first heat winner Mueller, three drivers had advanced several positions in their heats. VanMeveren was the high point car and drew the number four pill. Mueller drew two while third place point earner Jimmy Kouba had the good fortune of pulling the pole position. Giossi would start third. An incident in heat two sidelined rookie driver Kyle Wehking for the remainder of the evening with left rear damage on his car. Making his season debut was Elk Mound racer Blake Anderson.

The UMSS Traditional sprints return to action next weekend on May 20-21 with another scheduled double header. The exciting series will make its lone appearance of the season at the Granite City Speedway on Friday night May 20. The sixth race of the season at the Cedar Lake Speedway follows the next night. GRP Motorsports decided to move some bonus money to this weekend instead of what usually is a hectic night at CLS for the bus races, so there will be some Hard Charger Awards and past champion/rookie bonuses in effect for May 20-21. Check out the schedule, results, points and other news for the Traditional Sprint Car Series on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the blue logo or follow us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway May 14, 2016 (Race #6)

GRP Motorsports A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[5]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[1]; 3. 11-James Giossi[3]; 4. 24-Brian VanMeveren[4]; 5. 16-Anna Hippe[14]; 6. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[12]; 7. 6-Jake Kouba[8]; 8. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 9. 95-Kevin Bradwell[6]; 10. 7B-Scott Brandt[13]; 11. 69S-Jon Lewerer[10]; 12. N1-Ty Sampair[15]; 13. 99-Bryan Roach[16]; 14. (DNF) 12X-Blake Anderson[11]; 15. (DNF) 14-Cam Schafer[7]; 16. (DNF) 29-Hunter Custer[18]; 17. (DNF) 50-Chase Viebrock[9]; 18. (DNF) 21J-Jori Hughes[17]; (DNS) 12W-Kyle Wehking.

Lap Leaders: Mueller 1-10, Kobs 11-20. Cautions: (1) red & (3) yellows Red flag with 4 laps scored for 50 flip on backstretch. Yellow #1 for 29 stopped turn 2 6 laps in. Yellow #2 for 12x sideways turn 4 15 laps in. Yellow #3 for 69s spun turn 1 16 laps in. Race reduced to 20 laps at this point due to long red flag for 50 flip + 3 cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[3]; 2. 14-Cam Schafer[1]; 3. 11-James Giossi[6]; 4. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[9]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer[4]; 6. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[5]; 7. 7B-Scott Brandt[8]; 8. 99-Bryan Roach[2]; 9. 21J-Jori Hughes[7].

Lap Leaders: Schafer 1, Mueller 2-10. No cautions.

Meeks Video Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[1]; 2. 24-Brian VanMeveren[8]; 3. 50-Chase Viebrock[2]; 4. 6-Jake Kouba[6]; 5. 95-Kevin Bradwell[9]; 6. 12X-Blake Anderson[10]; 7. 16-Anna Hippe[4]; 8. N1-Ty Sampair[7]; 9. 29-Hunter Custer[3]; 10. (DNF) 12W-Kyle Wehking[5].

Lap Leader: Kobs 1-10. Cautions: (1) yellow for 29 & 12w turn 3. 12w on hook with left rear damage, done for the night.

 

 

Canadian Youngster Robbie Price Scores Huge NSRA Win At Ephrata By Ben Deatherage

 Ephrata, Washington- While mother nature reigned supreme at several race tracks in the Pacific Northwest the Royal Purple NSRA Sprints Cars managed to get their season started on Saturday May 14th at Ephrata Raceway Park. The central Washington ¼-mile paved oval would host the Rebel Jackson Memorial honoring Northwest racing icon Rebel Jackson and it was the first time the NSRA had visited Ephrata since 2011. Fourteen teams made the trip representing the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The opening laps of the feature would see pole sitter Andy Alberding blaze the trail in the early goings. Alberding, in his Rockmount Nassau Welding Solutions/Davis Auto Parts/WSK Machine #76 entry, won the first edition of the Rebel Jackson Memorial in 2003 as well as in 2005. The Roseburg, Oregon native would set a rapid pace and the only thing that seemed to try and slow him down was the lapped traffic.

As the race continued to stay under green flag conditions it allowed some drivers to make some big moves towards the front. One driver was Canadian teenager Robbie Price from Cobble Hill, British Columbia. Price, who started seventh, began to put pressure on Alberding for the top spot. The two drivers would do battle in traffic with a lapped car making it interesting. Price made a bonsai maneuver on the top side, while three wide, to snatch the lead from Alberding around lap thirty.

Price would stay out in front the rest of the distance to win the feature. It would be a huge victory for the third-generation Sprint Car star and the Shark Racing Engines/Taylor Metal Craft/Millstone Heating and Sheetmetal #14 team owned by Ron Rendle.

“It’s always a great way to start off and win the first show,” said Price afterwards, “I won the first two shows at Skagit (Speedway) last year and that was a real confidence boost and it really helps out a lot. We haven’t been doing too well on the dirt this year so this really helps the morale and hopefully we can get a couple more.”

“We weren’t very good at the beginning but I moved the wing back and we started picking off cars. I got a lot of good momentum going and got up to (Matt) Hein and (Andy) Alberding. I knew Andy was going to be tough because he’s a consistent racer so I knew if I wanted to get around him I had to do it in traffic. I just want to thank the Rendles, my dad, and everyone that makes this all happen.”

Andy Alberding would be a respectable second followed by the Coastline West Insulation/Cam Cat Tractor/Independent Motor Rebuilders/Long’s Building Supply #98H entry of Matt Hein, who also happens to be from Roseburg, Oregon. Redmond’s Robert Beck would place fourth, in his Westlake Commercial Properties/Signature Texture/Millennium Motors #3 car, while Randy DuBois, from Poulsbo, was fifth in the Geico Insurance/DuBois Construction/First Line Systems #7D machine.

Two heat races were ran and the winners were Wenatchee, Washington’s Tim Halliday, in the Alverez Auto Sales/Central Coast Airbrush/KATS FM 94.5 #2H, and Randy DuBois. DuBois was victorious in the B Dash while getting the job done in the A Dash would be Robert Beck.

The Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Cars will take the rest of the month off before they return to action on June 3rd and 4th for the Diamond Cup at Idaho’s Meridian Speedway. Be sure and stay up to date with the NSRA 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 Summary: Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Car Race #1 Saturday May 14th, 2016 Ephrata Raceway Park Ephrata, Washington

A Feature: 1. 14-Robbie Price; 2. 76-Andy Alberding; 3. 98H-Matt Hein; 4. 3-Robert Beck; 5. 7D-Randy Dubois; 6. 7-Joe Smith; 7. 2H-Tim Halliday; 8. 41-Aaron Willison; 9. 33-Kyle Alberding; 10. 65-Levi Rose; 11. 7M-Richard Miranda; 12. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 13. 84-Don Williams; (DNS) 77-Matt Elliott

A Dash: 1. 3-Robert Beck; 2. 14-Robbie Price; 3. 98H-Matt Hein; 4. 7-Joe Smith

B Dash: 1. 7D-Randy Dubois; 2. 2H-Tim Halliday; 3. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 4. 41-Aaron Willison

Heat 1: 1. 2H-Tim Halliday; 2. 98H-Matt Hein; 3. 41-Aaron Willison; 4. 65-Levi Rose; 5. 3-Robert Beck; 6. 84-Don Williams

Heat 2: 1. 7D-Randy Dubois; 2. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 3. 76-Andy Alberding; 4. 7-Joe Smith; 5. 14-Robbie Price; 6. 33-Kyle Alberding; 7. 7M-Richard Miranda

 

 

Parkinson Wires Winston

Winston, MO (May 14, 2016)-Taking the lead at the drop of the green flag, Chris Parkinson scored a dominant win with the Boss Chassis WAR Series at I-35 Speedway on Saturday night as he led all 25 laps. Parkinson beat fellow front-row starter Rob Caho Jr. down the frontstretch and would lead lap one before action was halted for a Mike Dapra spin. Dapra would spin again before another lap was completed ending his evening. Once green, Parkinson set a torrid pace as Steve Thomas, Ryan Kitchen, Caho Jr, and Clinton Boyles battled for position behind him. Parkinson continued to lead as Thomas moved into the second spot with Kitchen in third. Throughout the race, Parkinson would not be challenged as he went on to his seventh career win with the Boss Chassis WAR Series tying him with Mitchell Moore and WAR owner Casey Shuman for the all-time lead in his 54th Street Bar and Grill/Country Kids Daycare #65. Thomas was a solid second in his Bell Helmets/K1 Racegear #20. Kitchen was third in his #21, with Boyles moving up to fourth from his ninth starting spot in the Jesse Hockett Racing/Lucas Oil #77 making him the night's hard charger. Kameron Key, making his first start in the Helm Racing #12, rounded out the top five. TJ Muths, back from a scary flip at Lakeside Speedway on May 5th, was sixth followed by Caho Jr. Rounding out the top ten were Kenny Potter, Andrew Genkinger, and Chris Desselle. Parkinson won the Hinchman Racewear Heat #1 with Caho Jr. picking up the Wilwood Disc Brakes Second Heat. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will be back in action this Friday May 20 as they make their first ever appearance at the Sedalia State Fair Speedway in Sedalia.

I-35 Speedway- 13 cars Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (3); 2. 12-Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO (2); 3. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (5); 4. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (1); 5. 09-Andrew Genkinger-Mt. Pleasant, IA (6); 6. 38-Mike Dapra, Knoxville, IA (7); 7. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Ballwin, MO (4)-DNF Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr, Wyoming, MN (2); 2. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (3); 3. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (6); 4. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (5); 5. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (4); 6. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (1)-DNF A-Main-25 laps 1. 65-Parkinson (1); 2. 20-Thomas (4); 3. 21-Kitchen (3); 4. 77-Boyles (9); 5. 12-Key (6); 6. 65M-TJ Muths (10); 7. 78-Caho Jr. (2); 8. 55-Potter (5); 9. 09-Genkinger (8); 10. 21C-Desselle (7); 11. 70-Palazzolo (13)-DNF; 12. 42-Johnson (12)-DNF; 13. 38-Dapra (11)-DNF

 

 

Bundy Beats Mother Nature for Emotional Win at Skagit Speedway

5/14/16

Alger, WA – Mother Nature and 19 other Sportsman Sprint cars tried to interrupt the Bundy family birthday celebration on Saturday night, but none could deny James Bundy a trip to victory lane on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway. The 25 year old Marysville, WA driver parker the Bullet Racing #57 in victory lane on his Grandpa / Car Owner Jerry Bundy’s 70th birthday to score an emotional win on a night delayed by a 20 minute rain shower.

Despite Mother Nature acting as a second water truck on the night, the track was wide but slick through the middle for the 25 lap Sportsman Sprint feature. Greg Otis took the point and held serve for the first 12 laps before Bundy found traction underneath him in turn two of lap 13 to take the lead. James weaved through slower cars for four laps until a yellow flag on lap 17 for Bert Johnson Jr stacked the field up behind him. James was great on the restart, as well the restart on lap 20 after Dan Lauden slowed and a restart on lap 24 too as he took the checkered flag and the win, dedicating it to Grandpa Jerry, who sold his Harley this offseason to fund a new engine for James’ car. Zach McCabe was second and Steve Parker was third. Bill Rude set quick time, with McCabe, Otis and Joe Lyon winning heats.

Graham Cook picked up an improbable win in the High Society Modifieds. Chris Beaulieu picked up the lead on lap five after a Delaware style restart played out perfectly in front of him, allowing him to rocket from fifth to first in one lap. Chris was checked out on the field with a near half-track lead, but in the final corner of the final lap, spun to a stop in turn four. At the same time, Cook had just passed Rick Smith for second, and as the field gathered for a green – white – checkered restart. Lawrence O’Conner gave Graham a challenge on the restart, but Cook held strong to take his first Skagit Speedway win, followed by O’Conner and Tyler Ketchum. O’Conner and Beaulieu won the heats.

Travis Meins became the third different winner in three nights of Outlaw Tuner racing on the season, dominating the main event, leading all but the first lap en route to the win. Brian Michelson was second with Clint Meins winning a spirited battle for third. Travis was also a heat winner along with Jon Gunderson.

Sportsman Sprint Cars

Fast Time – Bill Rude 12.626

Heat 1 – Zach McCabe, Roger Oudman, Bill Rude, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Chris Ochs, Dave Mead,

Heat 2 – Greg Otis, James Bundy, Derek Roberts, Victoria Cantu, Bert Johnson Jr, Dustin Johnson, Paul Burdick

Heat 3 – Joe Lyon, Steve Parker, Adam Hinds, Clayton Sibley, Cale Brooke, Julian Fuentes, Dan Lauden

Main – James Bundy, McCabe, Parker, Roberts, Lyon, Otis, Brooke, Kirkpatrick, Oudman, Sibley, Rude, Ochs, B Johnson, Fuentes, Burdick, Lauden, D Johnson, Mead, Cantu, Hinds

Lap Leaders – Otis 1-12 Bundy 13-26

High Society Modifieds

Heat 1 – Lawrence O’Conner, Mel Decker, Tyler Ketchum, Branden Nutter, Tom Warner, Louis Nutter Sr, Becky Boudreau

Heat 2 – Chris Beaulieu, Rick Smith, Mike Knox Jr, Graham Cook, Carl Franssen, Louis Nutter Jr, Jeff Blanton

Main – Graham Cook, O’Conner, Ketchum, Blanton, Decker, Nutter Jr, Beaulieu, Smith, Nutter, Knox Jr, Franssen, Warner, Nutter Sr, Boudreau

Lap Leaders – Knox Jr 1-3 Beaulieu 4-24 Cook 25-26

Outlaw Tuners

Heat 1 – Jon Gunderson, Clint Meins, Brian Michelson, Vance Hibbard, Howard Vos, Terra Arnett

Heat 2 – Travis Meins, Kevin Reuter, Eric Thibert, Dalton Taylor, Jermaine Barnes Jr

Main – Travis Meins, Michelson, C Meins, Gunderson, Thibert, Reuter, Hibbard, Vos, Taylor, Arnett

Lap Leaders – Thibert 1-4 T Meins 5-17

 

 

D. Redmond And King Win During Firday Night Thriller At CGS

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- If you missed the May 13th $5.00 Fast Friday then you missed one of the best races of the whole season. Despite only two classes on the card a great turnout of forty-eight cars would fill the pit area. The two classes were the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints and Dwarf Cars.

Sixteen Clark Printing Extreme Sprints signed in on the registration sheets and they had a thrilling race. Medford teenager Bailey Hibbard showed the way for the most laps. Hibbard, in his Hansen & Sons Trucking/Outlaw Powdercoating/Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators/PJW Trucking #1 XXX, took the lead on the opening lap and it seemed was on his way to his first career victory. Two cautions would keep the field bunched up but Bailey was good on the restarts.

As the race started to enter the final stages some heavy lapped traffic was approaching the leaders. Roseburg’s Dusty Redmond was able to somehow find a way to master the bottom, when the high side seemed to be the fastest way around, and got past Hibbard with just a few laps to go. Redmond managed to create a little bit of space to have some breathing room. When the checkered flag was dropped it would be Redmond with the victory and the second time that the Whit Log Trailers/Redmond Trucking/Double R Powdercoating #57 Rocket entry has visited victory lane in 2016.

The Umpqua Sand & Gravel/Double R Powdercoating/Redmond Trucking #12 machine of Orion Redmond, also from Roseburg and Dusty’s son, edged out Bailey Hibbard for second place at the line. The rest of the top five was made up of fourth finishing Albany teenager Bricen James, driving the Myers Logging/Eugene Denture Clinic #51 entry for car owner Tim Galloway, and Eugene’s Raquel Ivie in fifth piloting her Three Rivers Casino & Resort/Bi-Mart/MSD Ignitions/Puddle Jumper Towing #70 XXX.

Raquel Ivie was fast time of the night and the winner of the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash was the Hansen & Sons Trucking/Outlaw Powdercoating/Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators/PJW Trucking #3 Zeitler of Medford native Dave Hibbard. Heat race winners were the BC Motorsports/Rocket Designs/Auto Stitch Embrodary #6N Zeitler of Medford’s Brandi Crockett and Ricky Ashley from Thurston in his Todd’s Auto Body/Clark Printing/Double R Powdercoating/Fastenal #85 Maxim.

A whopping thirty-two Dwarf Cars would make the trip from the states of Oregon, Washington, and California. Kelso, Washington’s Jess Turner Sr. was the leader of lap one in the JT’s Go Fast Shoppe #21K JT. Turner would lose the lead on lap three to Eagle Point chauffeur Brock Peters. Peters, in his Brock Peters Painting/PPG Paints/Chandler Custom Fabrication #2S M&M, looked to complete a clean sweep after dominating preliminary action.

Unfortunately for Brock Peters he would be passed on lap nine by Josh King. King, who now resides in Red Bluff, California, would check out from the rest of the field but several cautions would not allow him to build too big of a lead. He briefly would lose the lead to the Brock Peters Painting/Dave Morton Auto Sales #18S M&M, of Medford’s Kalvin Morton, but the yellow would come out giving the lead back to King. King would master the rest of the restarts to put his D&R Race Cars/Teddy Bear Racing/NGK Spark Plugs/St. John Family Tree Farm #109S D&R in the winner’s circle.

Kalvin Morton was the runner-up while third went to Brock Peters. The Corbin Family Racing #1 entry of Molalla’s Henry Corbin III crossed the fourth and Jess Turner Sr. ended his night in fifth. Heat races were won by Josh King, the Iron Oar Bar & Grill/Wrapped Graphix #17S Hot Rod of Rob Gergel from Grants Pass, Brock Peters, and Kalvin Morton. Peters was able to top the field in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash while Grant Pass driver Kaycee Sheeler, in her Rogue River Denture/Sheeler Racing #95S M&M, was victorious in the consolation feature.

 

 

 

Allard Back in Victory Lane at Chico

Chico, CA (May 13, 2016)…Chico’s Jonathan Allard scored his 68th career win at Silver Dollar Speedway Friday night during the 9th Annual Bill Brownell Memorial. The win marked Allard’s first win of 2016 at his home track. With the win, Allard became the ninth different winner of the Brownell Memorial. “It’s been a rough start to the year but I am thankful my car owners and crew have stuck behind me,” said Allard.

Allard led all 25-laps to secure the popular win. Sean Becker crossed the line in second. Andy Forsberg started 8th and drove up to a third place finish. The night’s fastest qualifier was Kyle Hirst and he finished in the fourth spot. Seth Nunes was the highest finishing rookie and come home in the fifth spot. Mason Moore and his team completed a motor swap in time to get him a chance at starting the 25-lap main event. Moore raced his way up to a sixth place finish.

Orland’s Tony Richards captured his second win in a row at Silver Dollar Speedway. For the second time he also held off Terry Schank Jr. for the win. On lap 14, Schank took the lead for less than a lap. Richards drove back by Schank for the lead. The crowd was treated to an incredible wingless spec sprint main event. Barry Pries Jr. continued his strong finishes and grabbed the third spot. Give credit to Don Emery for his fourth place finish. Emery was solid all night. Angelique Bell rounded out the top five.

Phillip Shelby had a remarkable night. He won his eight lap IMCA Sport Modified heat race that seemed to catapult his confidence in winning the 20 lap feature event. Shelby was a good as I’ve seen him at Chico. He stayed cool, calm and collected in holding off one of the sports best driver/team combinations in Brian Cooper. Cooper should be commended for driving up through the field after he had spun out early in the race. The same could be said for his brother Todd. The other Cooper spun too and then proceeded to charge his way back up through the field also. Todd wound up finishing third. Mike Merritt has been solid all season and finished fourth. After struggling in his heat race and the better part of the main event, Mark Abouzeid worked his way up to a fifth place finish. Once again, this division brought 20 competitors and close tight knit racing that is gaining in popularity.

Chris Storey fulfilled a storybook like night. Storey won the winged economy sprint car main event. It was his first win ever at any form of competitive racing. Before the race even started Wyatt Brown and Mike Sayre made contact causing damage to both race cars. Mike Ficklin came home second but was over five seconds behind Storey at the finish.

Rescue, CA driver Ken Clifford won the Vintage Hardtop main event.

Full results can be found at http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/

 

 

Stewart, Koz, and Douglas celebrate Limaland Anniversary with wins

Lima OH
05/13/16
Limaland Motorsports Park celebrated its 81st year in existence in style on Friday night, with JR Stewart, Jeff Koz, and Chris Douglas picking up feature wins at the quarter-mile bullring.
Kicking off the nights racing was the McDonalds Dash for Cash. This week, the Bud Thunderstocks would run the dash with #82 Chris Douglas, #21H Jordan Conover, #27 Frank Paladino, and #22T Tony Anderson running the 5 lap dash. Douglas would grab the quick money, setting the stage for a big night for he and his team.
The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders would kick off feature action with JR Stewart and #22R Kevin Roberts JR leading the field to green. #30 Hud Horton would charge to the early lead, and would hold it throughout the first half of the 25 lap affair. #17 Jared Horstman would begin his charge immediately, moving up from his 10th place start to battle for 5th in the first 2 laps. Caution would wave for #6Sean Hosey, and #15 Brandon Ferguson on lap 8, as the 2 would tangle and come to a stop in turn 2. Both cars would be finished for the night. On the restart, Stewart would start his bid for the lead, battling side by side with Horton before grabbing the lead for good on lap 14. A yellow flag for #49 Shawn Dancer, and #35 Ronnie Blair spinning in turn 4 would bunch the field back up on lap 23 for one final restart. Stewart would hold on over Horstman, Horton, #5M Max Stambaugh, and #11 Tim Allison.
In the K&N Filters UMP Modified feature, #3w Dylan Woodling and #65 Todd Sherman would lead the field to green, with Sherman grabbing the early point. Woodling would spin on lap 2, bringing out the caution and sending him to the tail. Starting on lap 3 and all throughout the feature, #22T Tony Anderson and #16 Jeff Koz would hound Sherman, with each of the 3 leading laps during the 20 lap affair. A second caution for Woodling would set the field for a green-white-checkered finish that would see Koz go to the top to grab the lead and pick up the win over Sherman, Anderson, #111 Curt Spalding, and #4 Mike Learman.
Wrapping up the nights features were the Bud Thunderstocks. #26 Justin Long, and #82 Chris Douglas would lead the field to green. Long would lead the first lap and a half before Douglas would make his move to the point. Long and #22T Tony Anderson would stay close to Douglas and keep the challenge throughout the race. Caution waved for separate incidents on laps 6 and 7, giving Anderson and Long chances to close on Douglas, but neither were able to get by. Douglas would grab his first career Limaland feature win over Anderson, #27 Frank Paladino, Long, and #00 Daniel Sanchez would complete the top 5.

Limaland is back in action next Friday night May 20th when Fritche Asphalt and Paving presents the 17th Annual Steve Brown Memorial. The Bud Thunderstocks will race for a top prize of $1000 in the feature celebrating the life of Steve Brown. Also in action will be the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, and the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds. Visit Limaland.com for all the details.


Limaland Motorsports Park - 5/13/2016
Alexander & Bebout Night

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer; 3. 23-Devon Dobie; 4. 17-Jared Horstman; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap; 6. OO-Dane Lorenc; 7. 16-Jerrod Wilson

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)
1. 35R-Ron Blair; 2. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr; 3. 11-Tim Allison; 4. 6-Sean Hosey; 5. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 6. 22H-Randy Hannagan

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)
1. 30-Hud Horton; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart; 3. 28-Phil Gressman; 4. 2-Kyle Sauder; 5. 12-Nick Roberts; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 6S-Jr Stewart[1]; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[10]; 3. 30-Hud Horton[4]; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh[6]; 5. 11-Tim Allison[8]; 6. 23-Devon Dobie[7]; 7. 2-Kyle Sauder[12]; 8. 22H-Randy Hannagan[17]; 9. 28-Phil Gressman[9]; 10. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr[2]; 11. 57-Mike Dunlap[13]; 12. OO-Dane Lorenc[16]; 13. 35R-Ron Blair[5]; 14. 12-Nick Roberts[15]; 15. 49-Shawn Dancer[3]; 16. 6-Sean Hosey[11]; 17. 15-Brandon Ferguson[14]; 18. 5W-Jeff Williams[18]; 19. 16-Jerrod Wilson[19]

K&N UMP Modifieds
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)
1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 3. 22L-Bill Lewis; 4. O1-Jared Spalding; 5. 34X-Andy Bibler; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler; 7. O%-Derrick Austin

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)
1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. 111-Curt Spalding; 3. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 4. 19-Ryan Ordway; 5. 4G-Bill Griffith; 6. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 7. 1-Will Norris

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)
1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 96-Pete Wormcastle; 3. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 4. 4-Mike Learman; 5. 17T-Mike Tarlton; 6. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 7. 10B-Scott Bowersock

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 16-Jeff Koz[3]; 2. 65-Todd Sherman[2]; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[4]; 4. 111-Curt Spalding[5]; 5. 4-Mike Learman[12]; 6. 11H-Mike Hoblein[9]; 7. 34X-Andy Bibler[13]; 8. O1-Jared Spalding[10]; 9. 10B-Scott Bowersock[21]; 10. 96-Pete Wormcastle[6]; 11. 17T-Mike Tarlton[15]; 12. 4G-Bill Griffith[14]; 13. 22L-Bill Lewis[7]; 14. 19-Ryan Ordway[11]; 15. 1-Will Norris[20]; 16. 36-Brandon Vaughon[17]; 17. 20K-Bill Keeler[16]; 18. 12B-Kelly Bowlby[8]; 19. 19B-Brandon Ordway[18]; 20. 3W-Dylan Woodling[1]; 21. O%-Derrick Austin[19]

Bud Thunderstocks
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)
1. 82-Chris Douglas; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 1-Justin Hamilton; 4. OO-Daniel Sanchez; 5. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 6. 1J-Jason Jimison; 7. 1W-Mark Wooten; 8. T18-Thomas Foust

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)
1. 26-Justin Long; 2. 27-Frank Paladino; 3. 17-Jeremy Creech; 4. O1-Dalton Bayer; 5. 89-Keith Shockency; 6. 21H-Jordan Conover; 7. 99-Andy King

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)
1. 19-Bill Reimund; 2. 67-Eddie Shaner; 3. 2-Blake Spalding; 4. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.; 5. 5T-Dwayne Treon; 6. O9-Dane Arvin; 7. 1M-Jeff Matheny

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 82-Chris Douglas[2]; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson[4]; 3. 27-Frank Paladino[5]; 4. 26-Justin Long[1]; 5. OO-Daniel Sanchez[10]; 6. 89-Keith Shockency[14]; 7. 17-Jeremy Creech[8]; 8. 67-Eddie Shaner[6]; 9. 17J-Jarrod Klay[13]; 10. 1J-Jason Jimison[16]; 11. 2-Blake Spalding[9]; 12. 21H-Jordan Conover[17]; 13. 5T-Dwayne Treon[15]; 14. 1-Justin Hamilton[7]; 15. 19-Bill Reimund[3]; 16. O1-Dalton Bayer[11]; 17. 99-Andy King[20]; 18. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.[12]; 19. O9-Dane Arvin[18]; 20. 1W-Mark Wooten[19]

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild wins a wild, Friday the 13th All Star Sprint Feature
 

Sarver, PA (May 13, 2016) It’s not a cliché, it was truly a crazy Friday the 13th at the Action Track, but at the end of the night, Sheldon Haudenschild stood victorious in Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane; winning his first Arctic Cat All Star Sprint feature of 2016 and his first ever at Lernerville Speedway. Haudenschild was already pacing the field, but a lap 22 red flag brought about a fuel stop and Haudenschild checked out on the restart as Tim Shaffer slid under Chad Kemenah and challenged Danny Holtgraver in turns one & two. Holtgraver reeled in Haudenschild one last time in the final two laps, but the Wooster, OH native never flinched in lapped traffic to secure the $5,000 feature win.

In other action, Joe Kelley won his 52nd career Lernerville feature win after a spirited challenge by Aaron Easler for most of the race in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman. Brian Schaffer scored his first career RUSH Sportsman Modified feature in a caution riddled 15-lap feature.

5.13.16

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars A-Main: (30 Laps)
1. (93) Sheldon Haudenshild, Wooster, OH
2. (70) Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh
3. (10H) Chad Kemenah, Findlay, OH
4. (49) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa
5. (57X) Andrew Palker, Lodi, OH
6. (21) Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH
7. (1) Dale Blaney, Fowler, OH
8. (22) Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH
9. (11K) Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN
10. (7C) Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN
11. (81) Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH
12. (7W) Logan Wagner, Harrisonville
13. (8M) TJ Michael, West Plano, TX
14. (4) Danny Smith, Danville, IN
15. (23JR) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH
16. (40) Caleb Helms, Findlay, OH
17. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum
18. (35) Jared Zimbardi, Bradford
19. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum
20. (5K) Adam Kekich, Hermitage
21. (8D) Billy Dietrich, Biglerville
22. (51) John Garvin, Sarver
23. (7) Eric Williams, Kinsmen, OH
24. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver
25. (49H) Bradley Howard, Etters
26. (22S) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City
27. (8) Bryan Sebetto, Fremont, OH
28. (46) Michael Bauer, Pittsburgh
Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney – 12.720
Heat Race Winners: Tim Shaffer, Bryan Sebetto, Eric Williams, Logan Wagner
Dash Winner: Tim Shaffer
B-Main Winner: Michael Bauer

RUSH Sportsman Modifieds Feature: (15 Laps)
1. (41) Brian Schaffer, Boyers
2. (77N) Nick Ritchey, Oil City
3. (10) Chelsie Kriegisch, Ellwood City
4. (8) Kyle Martell, Rootstown, OH
5. (0) Larry Kugel, Aliquippa
6. (3G) Michael Sparks, Warren, OH
7. (58) Tiffany Williams, Warren, OH
8. (14S) Justin Shea, Franklin
9. (35) Steve Slater, Butler
10. (6R) Rocky Kugel, East Liverpool, OH
11. (24S) Jessica Shea, Franklin
12. (84) Josh Seippel, Franklin
13. (35W) Jeremy Weaver, Stoneboro
14. (63) Jessica Kriegisch, Ellwood City
15. (C3) Chas Wolbert, Warren, OH
16. (2) Kole Holden, Tiona
17. (4) Will Schaffer, Ellwood City
18. (43JR) Blaze Myers, Franklin
19. (14) Jerry Schaffer, Ellwood City
20. DNS (JD57) Jordan Ehrenberg, Ellwood City
Heat Race Winners: Nick Ritchey, Brian Schaffer

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Feature: (20 Laps)
1. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant
2. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler
3. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum
4. (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning
5. (27) Bill Henney, Huntington
6. (3S) Paul Schreckengost, Creighton
7. (25) Brett McDonald, Saxonburg
8. (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights
9. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg
10. (10) John Hartman, Cabot
11. (26) Mike Bordt, Mars
12. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler
13. (31) Noah Brunnell, New Alexandria
14. (35) Tyler Dietz, Saxonburg
15. (948) Joe Zambotti, Kittanning
16. DNS (29B) Scott Byers, Butler
17. DNS (9R) Brian Stivenson, Freeport
Heat Race Winners: Terry Young, Joey Zambotti

Car Count Total: 77
All Star Sprints: 40
RUSH Modifieds: 20
Pic-A-Part Sportsman: 17

 

 

Stewart, Koz, and Douglas celebrate Limaland Anniversary with wins

Lima OH

05/13/16

Limaland Motorsports Park celebrated its 81st year in existence in style on Friday night, with JR Stewart, Jeff Koz, and Chris Douglas picking up feature wins at the quarter-mile bullring.

Kicking off the nights racing was the McDonalds Dash for Cash. This week, the Bud Thunderstocks would run the dash with #82 Chris Douglas, #21H Jordan Conover, #27 Frank Paladino, and #22T Tony Anderson running the 5 lap dash. Douglas would grab the quick money, setting the stage for a big night for he and his team.

The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders would kick off feature action with JR Stewart and #22R Kevin Roberts JR leading the field to green. #30 Hud Horton would charge to the early lead, and would hold it throughout the first half of the 25 lap affair. #17 Jared Horstman would begin his charge immediately, moving up from his 10th place start to battle for 5th in the first 2 laps. Caution would wave for #6Sean Hosey, and #15 Brandon Ferguson on lap 8, as the 2 would tangle and come to a stop in turn 2. Both cars would be finished for the night. On the restart, Stewart would start his bid for the lead, battling side by side with Horton before grabbing the lead for good on lap 14. A yellow flag for #49 Shawn Dancer, and #35 Ronnie Blair spinning in turn 4 would bunch the field back up on lap 23 for one final restart. Stewart would hold on over Horstman, Horton, #5M Max Stambaugh, and #11 Tim Allison.

In the K&N Filters UMP Modified feature, #3w Dylan Woodling and #65 Todd Sherman would lead the field to green, with Sherman grabbing the early point. Woodling would spin on lap 2, bringing out the caution and sending him to the tail. Starting on lap 3 and all throughout the feature, #22T Tony Anderson and #16 Jeff Koz would hound Sherman, with each of the 3 leading laps during the 20 lap affair. A second caution for Woodling would set the field for a green-white-checkered finish that would see Koz go to the top to grab the lead and pick up the win over Sherman, Anderson, #111 Curt Spalding, and #4 Mike Learman.

Wrapping up the nights features were the Bud Thunderstocks. #26 Justin Long, and #82 Chris Douglas would lead the field to green. Long would lead the first lap and a half before Douglas would make his move to the point. Long and #22T Tony Anderson would stay close to Douglas and keep the challenge throughout the race. Caution waved for separate incidents on laps 6 and 7, giving Anderson and Long chances to close on Douglas, but neither were able to get by. Douglas would grab his first career Limaland feature win over Anderson, #27 Frank Paladino, Long, and #00 Daniel Sanchez would complete the top 5.

Limaland is back in action next Friday night May 20th when Fritche Asphalt and Paving presents the 17th Annual Steve Brown Memorial. The Bud Thunderstocks will race for a top prize of $1000 in the feature celebrating the life of Steve Brown. Also in action will be the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, and the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds. Visit Limaland.com for all the details.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 5/13/2016

Alexander & Bebout Night

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)

1. 5M-Max Stambaugh; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer; 3. 23-Devon Dobie; 4. 17-Jared Horstman; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap; 6. OO-Dane Lorenc; 7. 16-Jerrod Wilson

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)

1. 35R-Ron Blair; 2. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr; 3. 11-Tim Allison; 4. 6-Sean Hosey; 5. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 6. 22H-Randy Hannagan

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)

1. 30-Hud Horton; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart; 3. 28-Phil Gressman; 4. 2-Kyle Sauder; 5. 12-Nick Roberts; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

1. 6S-Jr Stewart[1]; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[10]; 3. 30-Hud Horton[4]; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh[6]; 5. 11-Tim Allison[8]; 6. 23-Devon Dobie[7]; 7. 2-Kyle Sauder[12]; 8. 22H-Randy Hannagan[17]; 9. 28-Phil Gressman[9]; 10. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr[2]; 11. 57-Mike Dunlap[13]; 12. OO-Dane Lorenc[16]; 13. 35R-Ron Blair[5]; 14. 12-Nick Roberts[15]; 15. 49-Shawn Dancer[3]; 16. 6-Sean Hosey[11]; 17. 15-Brandon Ferguson[14]; 18. 5W-Jeff Williams[18]; 19. 16-Jerrod Wilson[19]

K&N UMP Modifieds

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)

1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 3. 22L-Bill Lewis; 4. O1-Jared Spalding; 5. 34X-Andy Bibler; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler; 7. O%-Derrick Austin

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)

1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. 111-Curt Spalding; 3. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 4. 19-Ryan Ordway; 5. 4G-Bill Griffith; 6. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 7. 1-Will Norris

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)

1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 96-Pete Wormcastle; 3. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 4. 4-Mike Learman; 5. 17T-Mike Tarlton; 6. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 7. 10B-Scott Bowersock

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

1. 16-Jeff Koz[3]; 2. 65-Todd Sherman[2]; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[4]; 4. 111-Curt Spalding[5]; 5. 4-Mike Learman[12]; 6. 11H-Mike Hoblein[9]; 7. 34X-Andy Bibler[13]; 8. O1-Jared Spalding[10]; 9. 10B-Scott Bowersock[21]; 10. 96-Pete Wormcastle[6]; 11. 17T-Mike Tarlton[15]; 12. 4G-Bill Griffith[14]; 13. 22L-Bill Lewis[7]; 14. 19-Ryan Ordway[11]; 15. 1-Will Norris[20]; 16. 36-Brandon Vaughon[17]; 17. 20K-Bill Keeler[16]; 18. 12B-Kelly Bowlby[8]; 19. 19B-Brandon Ordway[18]; 20. 3W-Dylan Woodling[1]; 21. O%-Derrick Austin[19]

Bud Thunderstocks

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)

1. 82-Chris Douglas; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 1-Justin Hamilton; 4. OO-Daniel Sanchez; 5. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 6. 1J-Jason Jimison; 7. 1W-Mark Wooten; 8. T18-Thomas Foust

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)

1. 26-Justin Long; 2. 27-Frank Paladino; 3. 17-Jeremy Creech; 4. O1-Dalton Bayer; 5. 89-Keith Shockency; 6. 21H-Jordan Conover; 7. 99-Andy King

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)

1. 19-Bill Reimund; 2. 67-Eddie Shaner; 3. 2-Blake Spalding; 4. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.; 5. 5T-Dwayne Treon; 6. O9-Dane Arvin; 7. 1M-Jeff Matheny

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

1. 82-Chris Douglas[2]; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson[4]; 3. 27-Frank Paladino[5]; 4. 26-Justin Long[1]; 5. OO-Daniel Sanchez[10]; 6. 89-Keith Shockency[14]; 7. 17-Jeremy Creech[8]; 8. 67-Eddie Shaner[6]; 9. 17J-Jarrod Klay[13]; 10. 1J-Jason Jimison[16]; 11. 2-Blake Spalding[9]; 12. 21H-Jordan Conover[17]; 13. 5T-Dwayne Treon[15]; 14. 1-Justin Hamilton[7]; 15. 19-Bill Reimund[3]; 16. O1-Dalton Bayer[11]; 17. 99-Andy King[20]; 18. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.[12]; 19. O9-Dane Arvin[18]; 20. 1W-Mark Wooten[19]

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Chris Andrews executed a daring bonsai move on a restart with two laps to go to take the lead and the win in the 410 sprint feature on the Eric Phillips 28th Anniversary Classic Presented by American Powersports/Merrill Lynch Night at Attica Raceway Park.

The drama in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature began with two laps to go when Travis Philo and Byron Reed, while battling for second, made contact with a lapped machine, sending both spinning. Up until that point Caleb Griffith looked to be on his way to his second feature win of the year at Attica.

That moved Sandusky, Ohio’s Andrews from fourth to second on the restart. When the ensuing green flew, Andrews drove to the bottom of turns one and two and slid up in front of Griffith. The pair would race side by side down the back stretch and through three and four with Andrews leading to the white flag and going on to his seventh career Attica win.

A disappointed Griffith, who led laps 1 through 28, would fail to go to the scales after the feature and was disqualified.

“We were fourth and the track as slick as it was, there weren’t many options to gain anything then a couple of guys wreck there and I was behind Caleb. I slid him and he point it on me…he did what he had to do. He really left me no choice. If I lifted I’d probably be sitting in the pit stands. We stayed in it and look like a hero,” said Andrews beside his Sennebogen, Aircraft by Armbruster backed #73.

“We’ve hit it off here, me and Joe Armbruster. Andrew Barman is just taking the wrenches and going with it and Doug Berryman getting the shocks going and Paul Kistler…this is our first night on his motor. It’s just really going good. I can’t thank everyone enough,” added Andrews.

The win garnered Andrews value points in the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service.

The drivers in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models put on just as an exciting feature ending as the sprints. Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown would battle last week’s winner Matt Irey the last five laps before taking the lead with just three laps remaining and went on to his second win of the season and the 15th of his career at Attica.

“This didn’t help any…it hurt the car getting into the corner,” said Drown pointing to a wrinkled in right rear fender. “I have to thank my dad, my brother, Dan, Steve for getting the car perfect and Leroy Hall for supporting us and letting me drive for him. I want to thank my whole family and my wife for the support.”

“I’m on the road a lot and today was the first day I saw the car all week. It’s a group effort here. I want to thank Wooster Glass, Halls Auto Sales, Kar Konnections, Nationwide Vehicle Protection, Keith Berner with the shocks, and Malcuit Racing Engines…it’s a heck of a motor. Also Swartz Race Cars…I’m impressed so far, it’s been a real good piece and I feel that every race we’ve been in this year we could have won,” added Drown.

In the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature, Fremont, Ohio’s Bobby Clark led every lap to score his first win of the year. It was the 20th of his career in the 305 sprints at Attica. The victory also puts Clark in contention for a second straight JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro title.

“I kept watching who was behind me and I saw Nate Dussel snuck up in there. I was pretty good…I wasn’t real worried until I saw someone. I just made sure I ran it as hard as I could those last few laps. I gave one away early in the year so I had to redeem myself. We’ve been changing some things and these guys had the car really good tonight,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence, Kear’s Speed Shop, B&L Plumbing, Shellukes Bar, Big D’s Pizza, Miller Rigging, Nagy’s Equipment Sales, Willies Towing, Schiets Motorsports backed #8.

Griffith and Trey Jacobs brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature. Griffith would drive into the lead with Jacobs, Mitch Harble, Travis Philo and Broc Martin in pursuit. Harble would spin while running third on lap 3 to bring out the first caution. A lap later and seventh running Stuart Brubaker would spin.

On the ensuing restart Griffith would drive off while Jacobs would surrender second to Philo. Reed would take third on lap eight with Jacobs, Andrews, Craig Mintz and DJ Foos in tow. Just as he was ready to run into heavy lapped traffic, Ryan Broughton would spin, collecting Brian Lay who flipped but was uninjured.

The restart would see Griffith hold off Philo with Reed, Andrews, Jacobs, Mintz, Foos, Jordan Ryan and Jimmy Colvin giving chase. At the half-way point Griffith held a commanding lead while Philo and Reed battled for second. Griffith would slip off the cushion in turn two, allowing Philo and Reed to close as Mintz moved into fourth.

Griffith would hit lapped traffic with 10 laps to go with Philo, Reed, Andrews, Foos and Mintz staying close. Mintz would slip over the banking in turn three, losing a couple of positions on lap 21. With five laps to go Griffith had picked his way through traffic and appeared to be on his way to victory. Philo and Reed began dicing it up for second with Andrews, Foos, Mintz and Ryan in tow.

Just as the leaders hit turn one after completing the 28th lap, Philo attempted to get around a lapped car and made contact, sending him spinning and collecting Reed. Philo was done for the race while Reed went to the tail.

The restart order for the two lap shoot out was Griffith, Andrews, Foos and Mintz. When the green flew Andrews dove low in turn one and slide in front of Griffith. Andrews would hold off Griffith for the win. Because of the disqualification, Mintz would be credited with a rebounding second followed by Foos, Ryan and Martin in the top five.

Last week’s winner Matt Irey and Kyle Moore brought the field to green in the 25 lap late model feature. But, a multi-car pile-up involving Nate Potts, Jon Henry, John Bores and Ryan Markham would necessitate another attempt at the start. That too was nullified when Moore coasted to a stop. On the third attempt it was Mike Bores who drove into the lead over Irey, John Volpe, Rick Bond, Larry Kingseed, Rob Anderzack and Devin Shiels.

Bores would pull away as Irey ran comfortably in second with Volpe in third. The battle for fourth was intense involving Bond, Anderzack, Kingseed, Shiels and 11th starting Drown. It would go on over the next 12 laps.

Disaster struck for Bores on lap 12 as he attempted to lap his father, John, the pair would make contact and Mike would lose several positions as Irey took the lead. Volpe would run second with a charging Drown in third.

The caution flew on lap 17 as Kent Brewer spun right in front of the leaders. Irey led Volpe, Drown, Shiels, Kingseed and Doug Eck, who had started 19th. On the ensuing restart Drown drove to Irey’s inside and the pair would race side by side over the next hand full of laps before Drown took the lead with three circuits remaining.

Once in the lead Drown pulled away to take the win over Irey, Shiels, Volpe and Kingseed.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature, Ricky Peterson and Clark paced the field with Clark gaining the advantage. Clark began to pull away from Peterson with Steve Rando, Matt Foos, Kyle Capodice, Nate Dussel and John Ivy in tow.

Jamie Miller would bring out the first caution on lap six with Clark leading Peterson, Rando, Foos, Dussel, Capodice and Dustin Dinan. Rando would take second on lap nine with Dussel sliding into fourth on lap seven. Rando would take second on lap nine but could not close on Clark.

Following a Kyle Farmer spin on lap 12, Clark would get a great restart to lead Rando, Dussel, Foos, Peterson, Dinan and Paul Weaver. Foos’ great run would end on lap 19 when mechanical problems put him in the pits.

The restart with six laps to go would see Clark again pull away from Rando with Dussel, Dinan, Weaver, Peterson and Seth Schneider giving chase.

Clark would go unchallenged to the checkers with Rando, Dussel, Dinan and Weaver rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 20 with Scout Night. The 410 sprints, 305 sprints and late models will be in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com, follow the track on Twitter at twitter.com/atticaracewyprk and Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark.

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, May 13, 2016

American Powersports/Merrill Lynch

Starting position [*]

O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints -

Qualifying

1.73-Chris Andrews, 12.507; 2.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.605; 3.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.691; 4.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.699; 5.45L-Brian Lay, 12.714; 6.23-DJ Foos, 12.736; 7.83M-Broc Martin, 12.736; 8.15H-Mitch Harble, 12.750; 9.09-Craig Mintz, 12.763; 10.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.765; 11.9R-Jordan Ryan, 12.857; 12.5T-Travis Philo, 12.860; 13.8-Kevin Shelbo, 12.864; 14.60-Jody Keegan, 12.876; 15.5R-Byron Reed, 12.945; 16.22-Ryan Broughton, 12.945; 17.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.000; 18.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.030; 19.7B-Shawn Valenti, 13.031; 20.9-Jimmy Colvin, 13.203; 21.25M-Ken Mackey, 13.243; 22.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.376; 23.89-George Hawkins, 14.496; 24.14-Daryl Daugherty, 16.531;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 15H-Mitch Harble[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 6. 89-George Hawkins[8] ; 7. 8-Kevin Shelbo[7] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[1] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 5. 9R-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 7. 25M-Ken Mackey[7] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 73-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 22-Ryan Broughton[2] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[7] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[8] ; 8. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6]

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

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 4. 89-George Hawkins[1] ; 5. 8-Kevin Shelbo[4] ; 6. 25M-Ken Mackey[5] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8] ; 9. 7B-Shawn Valenti[9]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 73-Chris Andrews[7] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[8] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[11] ; 4. 9R-Jordan Ryan[14] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[17] ; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[15] ; 9. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 10. 9x-Rob Chaney[10] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[16] ; 12. 5R-Byron Reed[9] ; 13. 60-Jody Keegan[18] ; 14. 89-George Hawkins[19] ; 15. 15H-Mitch Harble[4] ; 16. 8-Kevin Shelbo[20] ; 17. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 18. 22-Ryan Broughton[13] ; 19. 45L-Brian Lay[12] ; 20. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1]

Hard Charger: Jordan Ryan +10

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 41-Thomas Schinderle[6] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 5. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[9] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[10] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[2] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 9. 20B-Cody Bova[8] ; 10. 39C-Scott Riley[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 44-Kyle Farmer[3] ; 4. 18N-Frank Neill[6] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 6. 11X-George Englert[7] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[5] ; 8. 42-Kevin Shirey[1] ; 9. 7-Dylan Kingan[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 3. 1X-Dustin Dinan[8] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 5. 27-Cody Gallogly[3] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[4] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 9. 66-Jamie Miller[1]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[9] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[8] ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin[6] ; 8. 6-Ray Thurston[4] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 2. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 5. 20B-Cody Bova[9] ; 6. 87-Brian Gibbs[6] ; 7. 11X-George Englert[4] ; 8. 42-Kevin Shirey[8] ; 9. 39C-Scott Riley[11] ; 10. 32H-Dan Hennig[5] ; 11. 7-Dylan Kingan[10]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[9] ; 4. 27-Cody Gallogly[1] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[10] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 9. 15-Gary Benjamin[6] ; 10. 6-Ray Thurston[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 4. 1X-Dustin Dinan[11] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[15] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[13] ; 8. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[19] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[10] ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 11. 10X-Dustin Stroup[18] ; 12. 4*-Tyler Street[12] ; 13. 99-Alvin Roepke[17] ; 14. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 15. 66-Jamie Miller[22] ; 16. 97-Kyle Peters[20] ; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[16] ; 18. 18N-Frank Neill[14] ; 19. 44-Kyle Farmer[9] ; 20. 7M-Brandon Moore[21] ; 21. 41-Thomas Schinderle[4] ; 22. 2F-Matt Foos[5]

Hard Charger: Paul Weaver +10

Late Models -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[5] ; 2. 53-John Volpe[1] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 4. 007-Rick Bond[4] ; 5. 48-John Bores[6] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[3] ; 7. 99-Doug Eck[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 15-Jon Henry[2] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed[1] ; 3. 2*-Kyle Moore[6] ; 4. 71-Dave Hornikel[4] ; 5. 59-Larry Bellman[3] ; 6. 03-Jim Gingery[7] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 3. 36-Matt Irey[7] ; 4. 8-Rob Anderzack[4] ; 5. 00-Mathew Chapman[6] ; 6. 12-Kent Brewer[2] ; 7. 12M-Bobby Michaels[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[11] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[7] ; 4. 53-John Volpe[3] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed[5] ; 6. 99-Doug Eck[19] ; 7. 15B-Mike Bores[4] ; 8. 8-Rob Anderzack[8] ; 9. 007-Rick Bond[6] ; 10. Mathew Chapman [15]; 11. 59-Larry Bellman[14] ; 12. 03-Jim Gingery[17] ; 13. 12-Kent Brewer[18] ; 14. 69R-Doug Baird[16] ; 15. 48-John Bores[13] ; 16. 12M-Bobby Michaels[21] ; 17. 2*-Kyle Moore[2] ; 18. 15-Jon Henry[10] ; 19. 71-Dave Hornikel[9] ; 20. 5M-Ryan Markham[12] ; 21. 30-Nate Potts[20]

Hard Charger: Doug Eck +13

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO May 8, 2016

Submitted by Dean Reichel For immediate release-

With rain around the Central Missouri area, things looked doubtful, but the owners and personnel at Double-X Speedway were determined to put on a show for the fans that came out to celebrate Mother's Day, a family tradition on Sunday nights for 27 seasons. With a competitive field of cars on hand a fast track awaited the drivers on hand. It looked that repeat winners would be the order of the evening.

Showing that off season hard work can pay dividends, Cole Henson went two for two in the young season by picking up the victory in the feature event. The fleet red 31c of Henson put on a determined drive on the bottom of the track, holding off the strong challenges of brother Derek Henson who claimed the runner up spot for the second week in a row. John Clancy Jr. recovered from an opening lap bobble and raced back to a strong third place finish at the checker. Dale Berry finished fourth in his first outing at the track this season. Harlan Dowell rounded out the top five. Cole Henson claimed the heat race victory in the division.

In the Hobby Stock class, California, MO driver Rudy Wirts made in two wins on the season and two for his career by passing early race leader Mike Schrader on lap four and holding off the veteran driver over the remainder of the 12 lap event to claim the victory. Schrader finished second holding off the challenges of Chuck Coffey who finished third. Laura Atkinson of Eldon was fourth and rookie driver Curtis Schaeffer rounded out the top 5. Wirts also claimed the victory in the heat race.

Ayrton Gennetten claimed his second feature in a row at XX for 2016, with a convincing win in the 600cc Micro Sprint class. Warrensburg driver Kameron Key gave a valiant effort but could not mount a serious charge on the leader and finished in second place. Kyle Schlotz made his first trip to XX a success by claiming third, Nick Schaefer advanced from 8th to finish fourth edging out fifth place Nick Rasa by a bumper at the finish. Key and Gennetten claimed the qualifying heat races.

Fans were eagerly awaiting the feature event in the Winged Sprint Cars with Pocohontas,IL driver Zach Daum starting alongside perennial front runner Jonathan Cornell. With opening night victor Tyler Thomas starting in row two, the feature pace would be fast around the quarter mile oval. At the drop of the green flag, Cornell took the point with Daum and Thomas in chase. Through a series of early caution flags the running order remained the same. Cornell maintained his lead opening up 2 to 3 car lengths on second place Daum. On lap 15 the caution came out as Daum slowed in turn two and stopped on the back stretch, only to retire to the pit area with mechanical woes. On the restart Tyler Thomas was on Cornell’s rear bumper but the shoe from Sedalia wad not to be caught as Cornell was not to be denied. Thomas brought his 86 machine home second, California’s Tyler Blank came home a solid third, Corey Nelson was fourth and Broc Elliott rounded out the top five. Be sure to join us every Sunday night at Double-X Speedway for the 27th season of "Sunday Night Thunder". Follow the information on the Double-X Speedway Fan Page on Facebook. Double-X Speedway Results May 8, 2016 Street Stocks Feature 1)31c Cole Henson, Russellville; 2. 27d Derek Henson, Russellville; 3. 8jr John Clancy Jr, California; 4. 05 Dale Berry,Tuscumbia; 5. 29 Harlan Dowell Jr, Tipton; 6. 8up Jeff Offerman, California; 7. 7 Evan Hays, California Heat 1. C. Henson; 2. Clancy; 3. D. Henson; 4. Berry; 5. Dowell; 6. Offerman; 7. Hays

Hobby Stocks Feature 1) 2x Rudy Wirts, California; 2) 11 Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 3) 171 Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 4) 4a Laura Atkinson, Eldon; 5) 10 Curtis Schaeffer, Lincoln; 6) 82 Chris Brockert, Versailles

Heat 1)Wirts; 2)Schrader; 3)Atkinson; 4)Schaeffer; 5)Coffey; 6)Brockert

600cc Micro Sprints Feature 1) 3 Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills; 2) 7kjr Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 3)749 Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City; 4) 9s Nick Schaeffer, Marshall; 5) 26b Nick Rasa, Marshall; 6) 92 Brian Wood, California; 7) 88j Jimmy Dowell, Boonville; 8) 7jr Gregory Bledsoe,Marshall; 9) 38 Jackson Frisbie, Kansas City; 10) 4 Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack; 11) 72 Casey Kempker, Jefferson City

Heat 1 1)Key;2)Schlotz;3)Wood; 4)Rasa; 5)Schaefer; 6)Dowell Heat 2 1)Gennetten; 2)Cromwell; 3)Bledsoe;4)Frisbie;5)Kempker

Winged Sprint Cars Feature 1) 28 Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2)86 Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK; 3) 75 Tyler Blank, California; 4) 34 Corey Nelson, Eugene; 5)75e Broc Elliott, California; 6) 48 Miles Paulus, Marshall; 7) 5d Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL; 8) 12c Faron Crank, Sedalia; 9) 49 Tyler Elliott, California; 10) 49b Ben Brown, Marshall; 11. 44 Taylor Walton, Warrensburg

Heat 1 1)Daum;2)Thomas; 3)Brown; 4) Nelson;5)T. Elliott; 6)Crank Heat 2 1)Cornell;2)B.Elliott;3)Blank;4)Paulus; 5)Walton

 

 

Scheffler, Zirbel, Cesar and Goeden win on opening night at PDTR
By: Amy Juech
5-7-2016

First feature event of the year was Johnsonville Sausage Late Models who rolled trackside with Billy Rezutek and Justin Schmidt setting the pace. Rezutek took the lead early with Brad Mueller in second. Joel Bennett went high making them three wide, passed Russ Scheffler for third then passed Mueller for second. Jim Schmidt and Charlie Schmidt were side by side for eighth. Mueller went to the outside of Bennett and Russ Scheffler. First caution waved for Mueller and Scheffler spinning in turn 4, both drivers were able to continue. Rezutek regained control of the field on the restart with Taylor Scheffler tight behind. Another quick caution waved for Phil Rehberg and Eric Michaels tangling in turn 3, Michaels unfortunately needed a hook. Taylor Scheffler tried everything to pass Rezutek on the final restart to no success. On lap 18 Taylor Scheffler passed Rezutek and immediately pulled away from the pack. Double checkers waved for Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha) followed by Billy Rezutek (Big Bend), Russ Scheffler (Wauksha), Justin Schmidt (Cleveland) and Joel Bennett (Hortonville). Hard Charger passing 7 was Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha).
Heat Winners: Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha), Russ Scheffler (Waukesha)

One of the new divisions; Cellcom B Mods came out next with Larry Zirbel and Rick Kretschmann who set the pace. Zirbel broke out to an early lead as Kretschmann and Cody Eickberg trailed behind. Brandon Berth, Jeremy Walvoord and Justin Green attempted to go three wide multiple times. Patrick Hanson retired to the pits for mechanical issues. Spencer Long spun by himself bringing out a caution on lap 5. Zirbel led the restart with Eickberg taking control of second place. Berth and Green swapped positions a few more times as they worked on Walvoord for fourth. Eickberg gained on Zirbel in the corners and lost him on the front and back stretch. Eickberg even managed to bump Zirbel a few times in an attempt to get the top spot. Long spun and pulled into the infield. Justin Bauer left the track to the attention of his crew. Green finally cleared Walvoord and placed some ground between them. Zirbel caught lapped traffic placing a car between himself and hard competitor of Eickberg. Checkers flew for Larry Zirbel (Iron Ridge) followed by Cody Eickberg (Plymouth), Rick Kretschmann (Sheboygan Falls), Justin Green (Sheboygan Falls) and Jeremy Walvoord (Howards Grove). Hard Charger was Justin Green (Sheboygan Falls) passing 4.
Heat Winner: Rick Kretschmann (Sheboygan Falls)

Brian Cesar and Kevin Lubach set the pace for the Grand Nationals. Cesar led the pack with Luback and Matt Yancey close behind. Black flag waved for Shane Long leaking excessive fuel and then a caution came out because the fuel was an issue. Cesar restarted very strong with Yancy in second. A pile up occurred in turn 2 resulting in Jesse Cullen, Matt Loehr, Jonathon Singer and Jamie Theobald restarting at the rear. Lubach left to the attention of his crew for a flat left front. Cesar had a very strong restart, Don Sorce Jr. passed Yancey for second. Justin Erickson finally managed to pass Jeff Lammers for tenth. Josh Pierce passed Tyler Kulow for seventh. Sorce tried everything to pass Cesar. Mark Fieber attempted four wide in turn 4. Unfortunately caution waved for Richard Hed, James Pagel and Josh Pierce colliding. Time limit was reached on the restart, next flag finished the race. Cesar restarted lap 17 with Sorce right behind, Fieber and Steven Weber swapped third place. Sorce finally passed Cesar but a caution waved for Tyler Kulow. Lap wasn’t completed so we have to go back to last completed lap. Winner is Brian Cesar (Sheboygan), second goes to Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), followed by Mark Fieber (Cascade), Matt Yancey (Sheboygan) and Steven Weber (Plymouth). Hard Charger passing 14 cars was Jeff Lammers (Plymouth).
B-Main Results: Justin Erickson (Plymouth), Steven Weber (Plymouth), Matt Jackson (Sheboygan), Jeff Lammers (Plymouth), Brad Weiss (Cascade) and Donny Singer (Waldo)
Heat Winners: Matt Yancey (Sheboygan), Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis) and Brian Cesar (Sheboygan)

Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprints were last out for the evening with Jim Melis and Donny Goeden setting the pace. Melis pulled out to an early lead with Kurt Davis in second for a lap until being passed by Goeden. Eleventh place was contested by Dannon Tessmer and Anthony Knierim. Caution waved for Kevin Karnitz in turn 1 after his cars throttle stuck. Restart was loaded with over 100 years of experience between the top 5 drivers. Melis regained control of the field with Goeden tight behind, even jumping Melis’s rear wheel in turns 1 & 2. Danny Schlafer went outside Tim Haddy for fifth. Goeden went outside Melis on laps 10 and 11 with no success. Lapped cars forced Melis to go high, Goeden managed to get past. Lance Fassbender and Brandon McMullen battled for twelfth. Davis passed Melis to take over second. Zac Rentmeester pulled into the pits to the attention of his crew. Paul Pokorski attempted to pass Melis for third. Goeden had a half track lead over third place. Davis was using lapped cars to gain on Goeden. Double checkers waved for Donny Goeden (Kewaskum), followed by Kurt Davis (West Allis), Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Tim Haddy (Waupun) and Paul Pokorski (West Bend). Hard Charger passing 8 cars was Justin Miller (Plymouth).
B-Main Results: Justin Miller (Plymouth), Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac), Samantha Portschy (Sheboygan Falls), Doug Pietz (Milwaukee), Zak Rentmeester (Glenbeulah), Will Gerrits (Waupun).
Heat Winners: Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Spyder Akright (Sheboygan Falls), Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) and Paul Pokorski (West Bend).

Special thank you to Cellcom for being the evening trophy sponsor and sharing evening nightly sponsorship with Aldag-Honald Mechanical since last week’s activities were cancelled due to weather. Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Steve Poirier wins PST American Series Opener at Canandaigua Motorsports Park

(Canandaigua, NY) Steve Poirier made the trip all the way down from Quebec to the Ontario Fairgrounds Facility to pick up his now 14th career win under the Patriot Sprint Tour banner, and his second at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Poirier used a lap 9 restart to gain momentum on Bryan Howland to eventually take the lead on lap 11 where he then never looked back. “I thought I was going to need the lap traffic to get by Bryan (Howland), but my car was so good in the middle so I am pretty happy because tonight we were able to try some different things with the car and it worked out” commented Poirier in victory lane. “We were supposed to be limiting our racing program this year but with three starts and already two wins, it is difficult to do that.” The field was ignited by Dane Lorenc and Chuck Hebing, who was racing for the first time in 2016 after recovering from a shoulder injury that was suffered during the off season. Hebing wasted no time on the first lap jumping out to the early race lead but a caution that involved Josh Azzi and Pete Richardson on turn three brought the field to a complete stop as Richardson was put on his side. Hebing then had another superb restart but as the field entered the back stretch, Hebing was all of a sudden off the pace which left Bryan Howland as the new race leader on lap two. Seven more laps then ticked away for race leader Howland where lap traffic then went into effect and Poirier was able get underneath Howland to take the lead as another yellow was displayed on the speedway which still gave Howland the lead on the restart. After a lap nine restart, Poirier was finally able to get by Howland as he pulled even terms with him heading down the back stretch and the drivers exited turn four Poirier would have the advantage. Poirier would go on to lead the remaining 14 laps but not without pressure from both Howland and third place finisher, Jason Barney. Jared Zimbardi battled Dane Lorenc for the fourth position for the majority of the race as they would both complete the top five. Heat wins were claimed by Chuck Hebing, Paulie Colagiovanni, and Jason Barney. Poirier also received the Shuttleworth’s Seals the deal 50 dollars’ winner’s bonus. Claiming the Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher’ 50-dollar bonus was Alex Hill, and winning the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night’ award was Joe Trenca. The Patriot Sprint Tour will set its attention to another two-day weekend show this coming weekend the series heads to the brand new Outlaw Speedway on Friday, May 13, and the Woodhull Raceway on Saturday May 14. Details for all upcoming Patriot Sprint Tour events can found by liking us on facebook, and following @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter. You can also visit patriotsprinttour.com. The Patriot Sprint tour is 360 Sprint Car series that tours facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada.

Results- May 7, 2016 Canandaigua Motorsports Park Heat 1- 45 Chuck Hebing, 47 Kyle Drum, 51 Bryan Howland, 54j Dave Just, 97 Cory Turner, 17z Josh Azzi, 26 Lee Sanders, 80 Dave Wickham, X Dan Bennett, 121 Steve Glover Heat 2- 10cx Paulie Colagiovanni, 48jr Darryl Ruggles, 00 Dane Lorenc, 10c Jeff Cook, 10 Mitch Brown, 36x Mike Stelter, 67r Pete Richardson, 1j Derek Juliano Heat 3- 87* Jason Barney, 25h Paul Habeck, 28fm Steve Poirier, 35 Jared Zimbardi, 36 Steve Doell, 17 Sammy Reakes, 25g Tyler Graves, 77x Alex Hill, 54jr Scott Just B-Main (Top 4 Qualify)- 98 Joe Trenca, 77x Alex Hill, 67r Pete Richardson, 25g Tyler Graves, 26 Lee Sanders, 54jr Scott Just, 1j Derek Juliano, X Dan Bennett, 80 Dave Wickham, 121 Steve Glover, 22 Jonathan Preston ESE Dash- Paul Habeck, Kyle Drum, Jared Zimbardi, Cory Turner, Mitch Brown, Dave Just A-Main- STEVE POIRIER, Bryan Howland, Jason Barney, Jared Zimbardi, Dane Lorenc, Paulie Colagiovanni, Paul Habeck, Steve Doell, Jeff Cook, Mitch Brown, Mike Stelter, Cory Turner, Joe Trenca, Sammy Reakes IV, Josh Azzi, Darryl Ruggles, Alex Hill, Kyle Drum, Dave Just, Scott Just, Tyler Graves, Chuck Hebing, Pete Richardson Lap Leaders- Chuck Hebing 1-2, Bryan Howland 3-10, Steve Poirier 11-25

Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ winners Bonus ($50): Steve Poirier Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher’ award ($50): Alex Hill Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night’ ($50): Joe Trenca

 

 

Droud Dominate in Dodge City NCRA/NSL Appearance!

Dodge City, Kansas – May 7, 2016 - Current series point leader Don Droud, Jr. grabbed the lead at the start and never looked back in claiming his second National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products/gomuddy.com National Sprint League 360-ci sprint car feature win in a row Saturday night at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas.

Defending series champion C.J. Johnson and Droud started on the front row for the twenty lap feature with Droud, aboard the Ochs Brothers #1x, taking the lead entering turns one and two. That was all that was needed ad he would lead all twenty laps to win his second straight tour victory and the seventh different NCRA sprint car winner in the last seven events held at DCRP.

Johnson held off Jeremy Campbell to finish second while fourth starting Tony Bruce, Jr. brought the Danny King #88 sprinter home fourth. J.D. Johnson rounded out the top five.

The two, eight lap heat races for the fourteen car field were won by C.J. Johnson and Droud.

The next event for the NCRA/NSL 360-ci sprinters will be a Memorial Day weekend, kicking off on Friday night, May 27, at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas before heading back to 81 Speedway in Park City for the tracks third series event for the 2016 race season.

NCRA/NSL 360’s

Dodge City Raceway Park/Dodge City, Kansas

May 07, 2016

14 Cars

1st Heat: 1) 45x-C.J. Johnson, 2) 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 3) 51-Josh Fairbank, 4) 72-Ray Seemann, 5) 81-Jon Freeman, 6) 11k-Tyler Knight, 7) 91-Jeff Stasa. 2nd Heat: 1) 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 2) 88-Tony Bruce, Jr., 3) 98-J.D. Johnson, 4) 85-Forrest Sutherland, 5) 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6) 20-Luke Cranston, 7) 28-Tracey Hill. A Featutre: 1) 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 2) 45x-C.J. Johnson, 3) 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 4) 88-Tony Bruce, Jr., 5) 98-J.D. Johnson, 6) 85-Forrest Sutherland, 7) 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 8) 72-Ray Seemann, 9) 81-Jon Freeman, 10) 11k-Tyler Knight, 11) 91-Jeff Stasa, 12) 51-Josh Fairbank. DNS: 20-Luke Cranston, 28-Tracey Hill.

 

 

Placerville Speedway Prevails Over Mother Nature

Written by Brad Kennedy *
Placerville, CA - May 7, 2016...Despite a mid-afternoon rain shower that all but doomed the night's event, new Placerville Speedway promoters Scott Russell and Kami Arnold persevered and completed Saturday's racing program. 54 cars signed into the pit area for the evening for the first of four Placerville Posse Challenge events.
23 Thompson’s Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars signed into the pit area for the evening. With the KWS 410 Sprint Car Series getting rained out in Petaluma, drivers Andy Forsberg of Auburn, Jonathan Allard, of Chico, Roseville’s Sean Becker and Fresno's Dominic Scelzi all were surprise entrants for the evening, after making motor changes.
The 25 lap feature event saw Andy Forsberg and Sean Becker on the front row. Becker got the initial jump over Forsberg, but Matt Petersen got sideways in turn 1 and collected Robbie Price, Matt Barber, and Jimmy Trulli, resulting in a complete restart.
On the ensuing restart, it was Forsberg first to turn 1 over Becker, but the red flag flew due to Jake Morgan of Fair Oaks flipping in turns 1 & 2 without injury after contact from Michael Kofoid.
A third attempt at starting the feature saw Forsberg getting the jump over Becker again and setting a torrid pace. It took just 5 laps for Forsberg to catch traffic, where he threw a huge slide job on John Clark in turn 3. However, Forsberg got trapped behind Justin Henry which allowed Sean Becker to slip past all three to claim the lead. Unfortunately, Chase Majdic spun simultaneously in turn 1 to bring out the caution, putting Forsberg back in the lead.
When racing resumed, the red flag waved yet again on lap 6 as John Clark and Cory Elliason tumbled in turns three and four in separate incidents. Both drivers climbed out okay.
A lap 12 restart had Forsberg resume his blistering pace while Dominic Scelzi overtook Becker for second. In lapped traffic, Scelzi had reeled in the leader with 3 laps to go, but got sideways, relinquishing second back to Becker. Forsberg held on for the win over Becker, Scelzi, Mason Moore, and Jonathan Allard. Greg DeCaires had crossed the line in 4th, but failed to go to scales in the pits and was penalized to the tail of the lead lap, finishing 11th. 05_07_2016_217w
"Did ya miss me, Placerville?", a jubilant Andy Forsberg exclaimed in victory lane, after his first Placerville win of the year. "I can’t thank Scott Russell and Kami Arnold enough for getting this race in tonight with the weather conditions. To pull this off tonight really shows their dedication and love for this sport".
Forsberg was the evening's fast qualifier and earned $100 courtesy of ADCO Driveline & Exhaust with a lap time of 10.952. Heat race winners were defending track champion Greg DeCaires, Allard and Scelzi. Justin Johnson earned the RMI / AL Driveline Hard Charger bonus by improving from 15th to 7th.
14 Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks were on hand for the night. In the 20 lap feature, Les Friend grabbed the lead from his outside front row starting spot over pole sitter Jason Palmer and led without challenge until lap 13 when his left front tire flattened. As Friend reached lapped traffic on lap 15, Palmer went around Friend in turns three and four to take the lead. A lap later the yellow flew for Travis Emery who went up in smoke in turn 2. After Friend pitted during the caution and relinquished second to Matt Tilford, Palmer ran off and hid on his way to the win over Tilford, Scott Grunert, Jeff Sly and new point leader Nick Baldwin.
In the winner's circle, Palmer stated, "It's always good to get that first win of the year out of the way. Thanks to all my sponsors, Cloud IX, Bud's Towing, Horizon Glass, because without them this wouldn't be possible".
Heat race winners were Greg Rayl and Nick Baldwin, while 6th place feature finisher Ted Ahart won the RMI Hard Charger bonus after starting 14th.
9 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models were on hand for the night. Last week's winner Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst had the pole, but left early on the initial start, which was called back. Head official Doug Runkle moved McDaniel back a row, putting Tyler Lightfoot on the pole next to Will McMillan. On the second attempt at a start, McMillan grabbed the lead over Lightfoot, McDaniel, Matt Micheli and Ray Trimble. On lap 5, Micheli got by McDaniel for 3rd, but McDaniel passed both Micheli and Lightfoot on lap 10 to move back into second.
05_07_2016_194wMcMillan led all 20 laps to score his second win of the year ahead of McDaniel, Lightfoot, Trimble and Micheli. McMillan also won the lone heat race for the Late Models, and was the evening's RMI Hard Charger.
“We pretty much destroyed the car last week, so we got this car out tonight and it worked out great for us", admitted McMillan in his post-race interview. "We just need to find our rhythm and get rolling the rest of the year".
14 BCRA Midget Lites entered the Placerville Speedway, for their second visit of the season. When the green flag dropped to start the 20-lap feature, #87 of Charlie Caraccilo jumped to the lead from his outside row 1 starting spot and was never challenged on his way to the victory. The only stoppage of the event came on lap 12 when original pole sitter Roy Moody flipped off of turn 2 without injury. Caraccilo took the checkered flag over Craig Stidham, Kyle Offill, Chris Hansen, and Greg DeCaires V.
"At 3PM this afternoon I was skeptical whether we'd be racing tonight", Caraccilo said flatly. "I'd like to thank my crew, my Uncle Dave and Tony. They must have scraped 100 pounds of mud off this car tonight, but we got it done".
Caraccilo also won the first heat while Scotty Males won heat 2. Kyle Offill was the RMI Hard Charger, by improving from his 8th starting spot to 3rd.
Racing action returns again next Saturday, May 14th, to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, featuring the normal three classes as well as the third visit of the year by the BCRA Midget Lite division. Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
Join the over 7500 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.
*Additional writing contributions by Dean Mills

 

Daum is dominant at Lucas Oil

Wheatland, MO (May 7, 2016)-Getting by leader Clinton Boyles on lap eight, Zach Daum picked up his second career Boss Chassis WAR Series victory at Lucas Oil Speedway Saturday. Boyles set the pace early as Daum was in a battle for second with Derek Hagar and David Stephenson. With a handful of laps in the books, the action would be halted for Vinny Ward and Tyler Shoemaker, who got together in turn two ending the evening for both drivers. Once green again, Boyles set the pace with Stephenson, Daum, Hagar, and Terry Babb behind him. The action would again be halted a few laps later for Taylor Walton and Ryan Kitchen, who tangled in between turns three and four. Both drivers were done for the night. The yellow was what was needed for Daum as he was able to get by Boyles shortly after the green. The final yellow of the race would come out on lap eight for Zach Clark, who suffered front end damage and came to a stop on the edge of the infield just off of turn four. Daum was too strong on the night as he extended his lead and went on to his second career win with WAR in his DKM Motorsports #75K. Korey Weyant made a great charge in the later stages to move up to second in his Ealey Transportation/Moore Automotive #99. Boyles continued his string of top five finishes running third in the Jesse Hockett Racing/Rod End Supply #77. Babb was a solid fourth in his KCBJ Motorsports #8D with Kyle Clark rounding out the top five in the Same Day Auto Repair #9$. Mitchell Moore was sixth as he was followed by Chris Parkinson. Glen Passmore, Katlynn Leer, and Riley Kreisel rounded out the top ten. Heat race winners for the thirty-two car field were Danny Smith, Babb, Hagar, and Boyles while Craig Carroll took the B-Main. Danny Thoman and Michael Tyre both flipped in heat race action. Both drivers were uninjured. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will next be in action at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO on Saturday May 14, followed by their first ever appearance at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, MO on Friday May 20.

Boss Chassis WAR Series at Lucas Oil Speedway 5/7/16 32 cars

Hinchman Racewear Heat One- 8 laps 1. 5$-Danny Smith, Sapulpa, OK (1); 2. 75K-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (7); 3. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (5); 4. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IL (6); 5. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (8); 6. 31X-Noah Adams, Leawood, KS (2); 7. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (3)-DNF; 8. 12-Danny Thoman, Higginsville, MO (4)-DNF Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat Two- 8 laps 1. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (1); 2. 22-David Stephenson, Porter, OK (4); 3. 69-Glen Passmore, Afton, OK (3); 4. 31-Casey Wills, Sperry, OK (5); 5. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (7); 6. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (8); 7. 4-Joshua Tyre, Kiefer, OK (6); 8. 8X-John Manley, California, MO (2) Bell Helmets Heat Three- 8 laps 1. 7JR-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (3); 2. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (1); 3. 9$-Kyle Clark, Sapulpa, OK (7); 4. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (5); 5. 2-Zach Clark, Olathe, KS (4); 6. 99L-Michael Ell, Raymore, MO (2); 7. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (8); 8. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (6) SchureBuilt Suspensions Heat Four- 8 laps 1. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (6); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (2); 3. 93- Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (3); 4. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (8); 5. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (5); 6. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (1); 7. 7L-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (4); 8. 11-Michael Tyre, Kiefer, OK (7) B-Main- 12 laps 1. 24C-Carroll (1); 2. 90-Kreisel (10); 3. 21-Kitchen (6); 4. 8-Wingate (3); 5. 2-Clark (5); 6. 55-Potter (2); 7. 9-Baker (4); 8. 99L-Ell (7); 9. 12-Thoman (11); 10. 31X-Adams (8); 11. 4-J. Tyre (9); 12. 8X-Manley (12); DNS: 7L-Black, 24L-Himebaugh, 11-M.Tyre, 21C-Desselle A-Main- 25 laps 1. 75K-Daum (2); 2. 99-Weyant (9); 3. 77-Boyles (1); 4. 8D-Babb (7); 5. 9$-K. Clark (4); 6. 51-Moore (11); 7. 65-Parkinson (8); 8. 69-Passmore (12); 9. 8K-Leer (13); 10. 90-Kreisel (16); 11. 24C-Carroll (17); 12. Stephenson (5); 13. 8-Wingate (18); 14. 7JR-Hagar (3)-DNF; 15. 2- Z.Clark (20)-DNF; 16. 31-Wills (14)-DNF; 17. 21-Kitchen (19)-DNF; 18. 93-Walton (15)-DNF; 19. 82-Ward (6); 20. 1T-Shoemaker (10)-DNF

 

 

MARKHAM, HAUDENSCHILD & THOMPSON WIN 2nd NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY FEATURES; WILSON & B. HENSEL SCORE 1st WINS

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, May 7, 2016 By Mike Swanger

It was a night of wild racing action on Bechtel Services night that included a hour plus rain delay between the heat races and the features for the five class’ of cars at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night. It was the second night for the Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Challenge with 2014 Series champ Ryan Markham starting on the pole with Brad Malcuit alongside as Markham would grab the point at the drop of the green. Friday’s winner at ARP, Matt Irey would power past Malcuit on lap three and run in Markham’s tire tracks as they set a blistering pace to pull away from the field. Malcuit, Larry Bellman, Corey Conley and Rick Bond put on a four car battle for third. With seven circuits to go, Irey drove low into turn one and squeezed into the lead past Markham and started to pull away. At the same time, Bellman and Conley passed Malcuit for third as they dueled for third. Taking the white flag, Irey had a half a straightaway lead for the win but as he went into turn two, hit the guardrail, flattening his right front tire and sliding off the backside of the track. Before he could gather himself back together, Markham and his Ashland based, H &T Demolition, Harriger Towing and Innovative Graphics #5m sped by to post his second Harriger Towing Super Late Model win of the season. Bellman held off Conley for second as Irey limped to the finish line for fourth as Malcuit took fifth. Conley and Bond topped the heats. After the 1st week end of the ARP/WCS challenge, Irey has a three point lead over Markham.The next races for the challenge will be the weekend of July 8th and 9th. Danny Mumaw took the pole position of the Fisher Performance Sprint main event and rocketed to a straightaway lead early in the feature as Jordan Ryan and Millersburg’s Brad Haudenschild battled for second. Finishing up lap 11, Mumaw would spin out in turn four giving up the lead to Ryan. Getting back to fourth two laps later, disaster would end Mumaw’s night as he tagged the guardrail in turn one and went nose over tail three times, ending up on the wrong side of the guardrail to stop the action. As the racing resumed, Ryan would set the pace with first heat winner Haudenschild looking for an opening and with eight laps to go, overpowered second heat winner Ryan for the lead and then drove away aboard the Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire & Ice Pub and Simpson & Ham Signs #38k for his second win of the year. Nick Patterson moved up five spots from starting 8th to finish third behind Ryan as Jim Morris and Jason Dolick rounded out the top five. Streetsboro’s Tyler Thompson cruised to his second Action Auto Body Super Stock win of season as he won his heat and started outside front row and was never challenged after the green flag dropped. As the Action Auto Body, R & T Fence Company and REM Finishes #T2 pulled away, a great battle for second ensued as Tyler Nicely and Chase Alexander went nose to tail and side by side all race long with Nicely edging out Alexander at the line for second. Ryan Leathers took a career best fourth place as Chris Albright collected fifth. Jordan James won a heat and finished sixth in the feature. After a week’s rain delayed ‘Summer Series’ opener for the Kar Connection Rush Late Models, It was like Rush hour on the freeway at the start of the feature as pole sitter Ryan Markham, Eric Wilson, Justin Chance, Charlie Duncan and Jim Nicely were all bunched together within three car lengths of each other. With some beating and banging going on, Markham would receive a flat tire to send him to the pits for new rubber. Cortland’s Wilson would take over the lead with Chance trying to take over the top spot on the restart, but he would slip high in turn one on lap four and that allowed Duncan to move into the runner up position with Markham quickly back to third with Chance dropping to fourth. Driving the Mark Thomas Ford, Pennzoil and Hovis Tire & Automotive #27w, Wilson would maintain a five car length lead over Duncan to secure his first NAPA WCS checker flag. Markham and Chance finished third and fourth as Matt Aber finished fifth in his first appearance in the Rush Late Models. It was a back and forth battle for the WQKT Mini Stock main as Smithville’s Brad Hensel and Wes Staley, both heat winners, would exchange the lead through out the race Hensel and his M & S Concrete, DJ Directional Services and Joy Ride Transportation #28 was the leader on the opening five laps but Staley was scored the leader on laps 6 – 9 before Hensel retook the point and held off Staley at the finish line. Dale Beckett moved into the third slot at the halfway mark and then kept Gary Hensel Jr. and Doug Hensel at bay as they rounded out the top five. Jamie Johnson won the Flat Track Cart feature. Drivers were once again competing for over $100,000 yearly awards from the Contingency Connection program. Next Saturday night, May 14th, the Ohio Sprint Car Series will roll into NAPA Wayne County Speedway for a $2,500 to win feature with all four other class’ in action also. It will be School Spirit night also with the local High School showing the most spirit winning $250 for it’s athletic department. Check the website for the latest happenings at the track at www.waynecountyspeedway.com and on facebook/waynecountyspeedway

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, May 7,2016 HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Corey Conley, Matt Irey, Larry Bellman, Kyle Moore, Vic Hottinger, Cody Endlich, Derrick Hubbard Heat 2 Rick Bond, Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, Larry Kingseed, Jerry Aber, Brandon Gardner, Randy Davis Feature Ryan Markham, Larry Bellman, Corey Conley, Matt Irey, Brad Malcuit, Rick Bond, Larry Kingseed, Kyle Moore, Brandon Gardner, Jerry Aber, Cody Endlich, Randy Davis, Derrick Hubbard, Vic Hottinger

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Heat 1 Brad Haudenschild, Jim Morris, Mitch Harble, Clay Riney, Tyler Dunn Heat 2 Jordan Ryan, Danny Mumaw, Jason Dolick, Nick Patterson, Scott Riley Feature Brad Haudenschild, Jordan Ryan, Nick Patterson, Jim Morris, Jason Dolick, Clay Riney, Scott Riley, Danny Mumaw, Tyler Dunn, Mitch Harble

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Jordan James, Chase Alexander, Brad Eagle, Chris Albright, Todd Sherwin, Tod Beviloqua, Steve Ott dns Heat 2 Tyler Thompson, Tyler Nicely, Ryan Leathers, Don Rutt, Paul Kern Feature Tyler Thompson, Tyler Nicely, Chase Alexander, Ryan Leathers, Chris Albright, Jordan James, Todd Sherwin, Paul Kern, Don Rutt, Tod Beviloqua, Brad Eagle, Steve Ott

KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Eric Wilson, Justin Chance, Charlie Duncan, Hiram Bachmann, Jim Nicely, Matt Aber, Vern Mardis Feature Eric Wilson, Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham, Justin Chance, Matt Aber, Jim Nicely, Hiram Bachmann, Vern Mardis

WQKT MINI STOCKS Heat 1 Brad Hensel, Stephen Crowe, Cory Staley, Briana Hensel, Braden Wert, Brian Tomblin, Jess Hensel, Kendra St. John, Zach Chaffin dns Heat 2 Wes Staley, Dale Beckett, Gary Hensel Jr., Billy Parsons, David Keagy, Mitch Reichard, Rick Bays, Jim Burns, Doug Hensel Feature Brad Hensel, Wes Staley, Dale Beckett, Gary Hensel Jr., Doug Hensel, Mitch Reichard, Stephen Crowe, Rick Bays, Cory Staley, Jess Hensel, Brian Tomblin, Kendra St. John, David Keagy, Braden Wert, Briana Hensel dns, Billy Parsons dns, Jim Burns dns, Zach Chaffin dns

FLAT TRACK CARTS Heat 1 Dan Hoffer, Chris Hoffer, Jamie Johnson, Coty Conway, Ron Jeffers, Alec Ousley Heat 2 Chuck Conway, Brandon Gardner, Austin Johnson, Darryl Conkle, Ethan Rutherford Feature Jamie Johnson, Dan Hoffer, Chuck Conway, Brandon Gardner, Darryl Conkle, Chris Hoffer, Coty Conway, Ron Jeffers, Alec Ousley, Austin Johnson, Ethan Rutherford

 

 

Richert Opens UMSS Season With Gale Patterson Memorial Win at CLS New Richmond, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-7-16)

The father-son relationship in the world of motorsports is very common, and it was only fitting that a son from the famous Richert racing family of Forest Lake, Minnesota earned his way to Rock Auto Victory Lane on Saturday night May 7 at the Cedar Lake Speedway to win the Gale Patterson Memorial. A beautiful spring day brought a good-sized crowd and a strong field of 22 UMSS winged sprint cars to the track for the lid lifter on the 2016 racing season for the UMSS winged sprint division. Richert, driving the potent Donnohue Designs sprinter, took the lead on lap 15 from rookie winged sprint racer Chase Viebrock of New Richmond and led the remainder of the distance in the 25 lap main event. In the closing laps, and especially on the final lap, Derrik Lusk of Jackson put the pressure on in an attempt to wrestle the lead from Richert. Stated Richert after the race, "I heard Lusk right behind me on that final lap and really drove hard to keep him there. This was a great night, and I am very pleased to have won this special race." The wily veteran withstood the challenge and celebrated with his crew and Chad Patterson in Rock Auto Victory Lane following his 19th career UMSS feature win and second at the legendary western Wisconsin dirt track. Richert's only previous UMSS win at Cedar Lake came back in the inaugural season of 2009 when he won the final event at the Legendary 100.

Over $3,000 was added to the UMSS purse in the form of money and product sponsorship. Every pay position in the feature race for the cars that were able to start (19 of the 22) ended with the number 15 which was Chad's car number throughout his racing career. Tony Norem earned the $600 Hard Charger Award in the Gale Patterson Memorial feature and actually was the leading money winner on the evening. An always smiling Tony Norem stated afterwards, "There was room for improvement." Indeed, two more positions. Tony and the Seidenkranz Brothers racing team were very pleased nonetheless. In a random draw following the drivers meeting, long-time Chad Patterson sponsor GRP Motorsports drew a number from a hat held by Chad Patterson which contained all father-son combos in the sport who were on hand at CLS for his dad's memorial race. GRP drew Derrik Lusk's name from the hat and Chad promptly headed over to their pits to present them with the special $200 Father/Son Award. Richert's feature win paid $1,015.

The UMSS utilized their familiar double round of qualifying races with Ultimate Sprint Heats won by Norem, Richert and Lusk. Two Challenge Races with a good share of the field in each one inverted from the heat race finishes saw Wade Nygaard and young Chase Viebrock earn the victories. Viebrock was making just his fourth career start in winged sprint car, but he does have two full seasons under his belt in the popular Traditional sprint car division. Following the double round of qualifiers, Lusk, Viebrock, Nygaard and Richert were the top four drivers in passing and finishing points. Viebrock drew the pole with Nygaard to his outside. Nygaard's night went downhill following his Challenge Race win when his team discovered a broken push rod. They worked feverishly to try and make repairs in time for the feature race, but they just simply did not have enough time and ultimately Nygaard had to scratch from a coveted starting spot. This moved Lusk up to the outside front row with Richert and Dave Glennon in row two.

Viebrock bolted into the lead running up on the cushion at both ends of the track and looked like he might be a candidate to pull off what some might call an upset. Richert worked his way past Lusk and followed for several laps. Nearing the halfway mark, Richert began closing in on Viebrock. On lap 15, Richert made what would be the winning pass coming off turn four for the lead. The only two cautions that slowed the pace came with 17 laps scored for a couple of spins in turn two. When the race resumed under green, Viebrock continued to fade back some with what was later reported to be a tire going down. Lusk suddenly was getting stronger and stronger and closed the gap on Richert in the waning laps. With traffic in front of the leaders, Lusk pulled up behind Richert on the final lap in a bid for the victory, but the three-time UMSS Champion Richert held off his attempt to kick off the season in fine fashion with a win.

Following the lead duo across the finish line in the 25 lap Gale Patterson Memorial feature was Tony Norem from his eighth starting spot, 2015 UMSS Champion Ryan Bowers and North Dakota racer Dave Glennon in the top five. 2009 UMSS Champion Leigh Thomas turned in a solid performance to finish sixth ahead of Viebrock, Dean Brown, Jamey Ogston and 2010 UMSS Champion Cody Hahn. In fact, all former UMSS Champions were on hand. Sixteen of the nineteen starters were still running at the finish with the top nine cars on the lead lap. Three cars were unable to start the feature. Along with Nygaard's misfortune, 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf blew an engine in hot laps and was done for the night while Bob McVitty reported no brakes following his Challenge Race and parked his car for the feature.

Chad Patterson and the UMSS wishes to thank the following for their contributions: Jon Hunter, GRP Motorsports, Kurt Gaber of Gaber Signs, Jared Goerges and Precision Tool Technologies, JT Auto Sales of Cumberland, WI, Minnesota Mafia, Hahn Motorsports, Ron Olson Motorsports, the Kouba family, Dale Streiff, Cedar Lake Speedway, Track Rat Photos, Meeks Video, Dairy Queen of New Richmond, WI, Star Prairie Sports Bar, Gibson Motorsports, Jeff Pellersels, Graf Motorsports, Atomic Sheet Metal, Brad Barickman, Ryan Bowers, the Patterson family and friends. Without their support, this event would not have reached the magnitude that it did. Also a special thanks to the racers and fans who came out and supported this event. Indeed, it was a very memorable and special evening for Chad and his family and turned out to be a wonderful evening of sprint car racing. If it's possible, I think somewhere up above Gale Patterson had a big smile on his face.

Next up for the UMSS winged sprint car division is a double header weekend on May 27-28 when the winged warriors make their first-ever appearance at the Red Cedar Speedway on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and return for their eighth show dating back to 2010 the next night at the Rice Lake Speedway. The Red Cedar purse features added money from Midwest Power Equipment and GRP Motorsports with $2,000 to win and $1,000 for second while Rice Lake pays $1,000 to win thanks to some help from GRP. Check out the schedule, results, points and other news for the UMSS winged sprint car division on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the red logo or follow us on Facebook.

UMSS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway May 7, 2016 (Race #1)

GRP Motorsports Gale Patterson Memorial Feature (25 Laps): 1. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[3]; 2. 2-Derrik Lusk[2]; 3. B1ST-Tony Norem[8]; 4. 199-Ryan Bowers[5]; 5. 5G-Dave Glennon[4]; 6. 29-Leigh Thomas[6]; 7. 50-Chase Viebrock[1]; 8. 1D-Dean Brown[7]; 9. 03-Jamey Ogston[9]; 10. 34-Cody Hahn[10]; 11. 5-Anna Hippe[12]; 12. 1-Jeff Pellersels[11]; 13. N1-Ty Sampair[16]; 14. 91A-Reed Allex[13]; 15. 74-Roger McVitty[17]; 16. 85-Adam Tough[18]; 17. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[15]; 18. (DNF) 9-Jared Goerges[14]; 19. (DNF) 3-Tony Kaus[19]; DNS 9N-Wade Nygaard; DNS 7M-Bob McVitty; DNS 20G-Chris Graf

Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1-14, Richert 15-25. Cautions: (2) with 17 laps scored for 95 spin turn 2 and on restart for 85 spin turn 2. Tony Norem earned $600 Hard Charger Award. Derrik Lusk earned $200 Father/Son Award.

Precision Tool Challenge Race 1 (10 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard[4]; 2. 03-Jamey Ogston[1]; 3. 29-Leigh Thomas[8]; 4. 5G-Dave Glennon[5]; 5. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[7]; 6. 5-Anna Hippe[2]; 7. N1-Ty Sampair[10]; 8. 91A-Reed Allex[3]; 9. 74-Roger McVitty[11]; 10. (DNF) 9-Jared Goerges[6]; 11. (DNF) 3-Tony Kaus[9]

Lap Leaders: Ogston 1-9, Nygaard 10-11. Cautions: (1) for 9 stopped turn 4 coming to white flag resulting in a green-white-checker finish.

Precision Tool Challenge Race 2 (10 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock[4]; 2. 1D-Dean Brown[2]; 3. 2-Derrik Lusk[6]; 4. 199-Ryan Bowers[3]; 5. 1-Jeff Pellersels[1]; 6. 34-Cody Hahn[5]; 7. B1ST-Tony Norem[7]; 8. 95-Kevin Bradwell[9]; 9. 7M-Bob McVitty[8]; 10. 85-Adam Tough[10]; DNS 20G-Chris Graf

Lap Leaders: Brown 1-3, Viebrock 4-10. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. B1ST-Tony Norem[1]; 2. 9-Jared Goerges[2]; 3. 34-Cody Hahn[3]; 4. 9N-Wade Nygaard[7]; 5. 1D-Dean Brown[4]; 6. 03-Jamey Ogston[5]; 7. 29-Leigh Thomas[6]; 8. N1-Ty Sampair[8]

Lap Leader: Norem 1-8. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[2]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[5]; 3. 91A-Reed Allex[1]; 4. 1-Jeff Pellersels[3]; 5. 7M-Bob McVitty[4]; 6. 85-Adam Tough[6]; DNS 20G-Chris Graf

Lap Leader: Richert 1-7. No cautions. Chris Graf scratched for the night with a blown engine in hot laps.

Meeks Video Heat 3 (7 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk[6]; 2. 5G-Dave Glennon[3]; 3. 199-Ryan Bowers[5]; 4. 5-Anna Hippe[1]; 5. 3-Tony Kaus[4]; 6. 95-Kevin Bradwell[2]; DNS 74-Roger McVitty

Lap Leader: Lusk 1-7. No cautions.

 

 

 

House of Horrors No More: Van Dam Wins at Skagit Speedway

5/7/16

Alger, WA – Henry Van Dam has experienced nothing but bad luck over the years at Skagit Speedway. Whether it was “one of them racing deals” or random mechanical failure, the 62 year old 3/10 mile clay oval is a place where the Enumclaw WA based driver has never had much success. On Saturday night, Van Dam finally conquered his personal House of Horrors by going wire to wire at Skagit Speedway over the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series for a $2,000 win.

The most dry slick surface Skagit Speedway has seen in years provided great racing and plenty of excitement as Van Dam sat outside row one with Steve Parker following the top eight redraw. Henry made use of his starting spot, driving into the early lead on the high side of the track. With room on the bottom to pass slower traffic, Henry began weaving in, our, around and through the slower cars when a caution flew on lap 10 for Luke Didiuk, Reece Goetz and Jake Helsel. On the restart, Jason Solwold put a slider on Eric Fisher out of turn four to take second spot and began his attempts at catching Henry. Lap 15 saw a red for a flipping Michael Bollinger, which would lead to an open red as cleanup crews went to work. Van Dam was just as strong after the open red, stretching his advantage again until a red with seven laps left after third place running Fisher and Colton Heath made contact, resulting in Fisher upside down. On the subsequent restart, Van Dam again escaped from Solwold and kept enough distance between the two to take the $2,000 top prize. Solwold closed to within three car lengths at the final flag but settled for second after starting eighth with Heath coming home third. Skylar Gee, Lance Sargent, Cam Smith and Tayler Malsam were heat winners. Solwold set quick time. Steve Reeves won the B Main.

The Triple X Northwest Focus Midget Series brought 28 cars to Skagit Speedway and the drivers put on a thrilling show for the fans with great racing in both the front, middle and back of the pack. 21 cars started the A Main and when it was all said and done, defending Skagit Speedway and Northwest Focus Midget Series Champion Tristin Thomas took home the win after passing Chance Crum for the lead on lap five. Thomas was all by himself like the chess club president on prom night at the front of the field, while racing behind him was fast and furious. Nick Evans, Eric Turner and Garrett Thomas clashed for the runner up spot, With Evans finally taking it for good while Turner took third after advancing nine positions on the field. The B Feature had the crowd on their feet as well, with Shane Biles making a late race pass of Al Goldie to get the win and Michael Hodel coming from nearly dead last to get Goldie for second. Heat race winners were Michael Millard, Ryan Cully, Tristin Thomas and Garrett Thomas.

It was a family affair in the Outlaw Tuner A Main with Clint Meins leading father Travis Meins around at high speeds. Clint took the lead on lap two from Vance Hibbard with Travis finding his way past shortly thereafter. Travis trailed Clint by just a car length but could never find the combo to get around his son, as Clint scored his second career tuner win. Brandon Berg joined the podium by placing third. Heat winners were Clint Meins and Cliff Ballenger.

Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Fast Time – Jason Solwold 12.182 Heat 1 – Skylar Gee, Henry Van Dam, Jason Solwold, Steve Parker, Steve Vague, Luke Didiuk Heat 2 – Lance Sargent, Eric Fisher, Greg Hamilton, Bricen James, Trevor Cook, Michael Bollinger Heat 3 – Cam Smith, JJ Hickle, Colton Heath, Bud Ashe, Steve Reeves, Nate Vaughn Heat 4 – Tayler Malsam, Travis Jacobson, Cody Ridge, Justin Youngquist, Jake Helsel B Main – Steve Reeves, Helsel, Didiuk, Reece Goetz, Vague, Bollinger, Cook, Vaughn A Main – Henry Van Dam, Solwold, Heath, Youngquist, Hickle, Hamilton, Gee, Parker, Smith, Malsam, Vague, Ridge, James, Sargent, Ashe, Reeves, Helsel, Jacobson, Fisher, Bollinger, Didiuk, Goetz Lap Leaders – Van Dam 1-25

Triple X Northwest Focus Midget Series Heat 1 – Michael Millard, Hannah Lindquist, Nate Vaughn, Renee Angel, Al Goldie, Randy Hodel, Kenzi Thomas, Chris Bullock Heat 2 – Ryan Cully, Nick Evans, Chance Crum, Ronnie Cox, Thomas Walker, Michael Hodel Heat 3 – Tristin Thomas, Mike Vollbrecht, Tanner Holm, Jared Gundersen, Derek Holmwood, Shane Biles, Ray Stebbins Heat 4 – Garrett Thomas, Jacob Brown, Doug Davison, Eric Turner, Todd Hartmann, Brian Aune, Brian Hays, Ali Pyles B Main – Shane Biles, M Hodel, Goldie, Walker, Hartmann, Aune, R Hodel, Pyles, Hays, Stebbins A Main – Tristin Thomas, Evans, Turner, G Thomas, Crum, Brown, Millard, Cox, Gundersen, Cully, Vollbrecht, M Hodel, Holmwood, Angel, Walker, Goldie, Holm, Biles, Vaughn, Lindquist, Davison Lap Leaders – Crum 1-4 T Thomas 5-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Clint Meins, Brandon Berg, Howard Vos, Eric Thibert, Dalton Taylor Heat 2 – Cliff Ballenger, Jon Gunderson, Brian Michelson, Vance Hibbard Main – Clint Meins, Travis Meins, Berg, Thibert, Michelson, Hibbard, Vos, Gunderson Lap Leaders – Hibbard 1 C Meins 2-17

 

 

Thorson, Hanks and Dahm prevail at Lucas Oil Speedway Open Wheel Showdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Lyndal Scranton (Lscranton755@gmail.com) Wheatland, Missouri (May 8, 2016) - Tanner Thorson celebrated his 20th birthday with the best possible present - a victory in the Lucas Oil POWRi Midget feature Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Thorson, of Minden, Nevada, completed a sweep of the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals after capturing the POWRi feature win a night earlier at Valley Speedway.

The POWRi Midgets' lone visit to Lucas Oil Speedway was part of the 5th annual Impact Signs Awnings Wraps Open Wheel Showdown.

Brandon Hanks (Lucas Oil ASCS Warrior/Red River Region Sprints) and Zach Dahm (Boss Chassic WAR Sprints) prevailed in the other features in front of about 4,000 fans.

The pits were filled with 104 cars in the three divisions.

Thorson, driving a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports car, took the lead on lap seven and held it the rest of the way. He had to withstand a re-start after a lap 23 caution that wiped out his sizable lead, but was able to navigate the final seven laps for the win.

"This track is pretty sweet," Thorson said after his fifth career POWRi Midgets win. "I can't thank all the fans enough for coming out. This is crazy to get all these people to come out."

As for winning on his birthday, Thorson said, "Just another day. But it is pretty cool to be able to win on your birthday. I think I've won on all my birthdays so that's a trend I hope continues."

A night earlier at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Thorson advanced from a 12th starting position to win his first feature of the season.

Carson Macedo of Lamar, Calif., was second and Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, Ind., would up third as the Kunz Motorsports team swept the first three spots.

Justin Peck made an impressive run from 14th to fourth in the feature.

Brandon Hanks led start-to-finish Saturday night to win the Lucas Oil ASCS Warrior/Red River Region feature at the Open Wheel Showdown. (Chris Bork photo) In the ASCS feature, Hanks was an impressive wire-to-wire winner for his third ASCS victory of the season.

"I had an idea about 2016. We're going to call it the sweet 16 because it's the best year I've ever had," Hanks said. "Before tonight, I can't even tell you the last time I made a show here."

A bean farmer from Burlison, Tenn., the 20-year-old Hanks joked in victory lane that it felt good to win in front of "my people" in the middle of Missouri farm country.

The race lost a contender on lap six when veteran Johnny Herrera, the ASCS National Tour points leader, rolled his car onto its side in turn two when a car suddenly slowed in front of him. Herrera was running second at the time.

Derek Hager of Marion, Ark., a past winner at Lucas Oil Speedway, was a distant second with Josh Baughman of Odessa, Texas, third.

In the first B main for the ASCS cars, Ricky Lee Stangl brought out the red flag with a hard crash, flipping his car on the front stretch after clobbering the turn-four wall. Stangl, of Lee's Summit, climbed out of the mangled car without apparent injury.

Dahm grabbed the lead away from Clinton Boyles just before the midpoint of the WAR Sprint feature and went on to earn the victory. Dahm, of Pocahontas, Ill., finished ahead of runner-up Korey Weyant of Springfield, Ill.

"The first few laps we were biding our time," Dahm said. "I went back to the top (of the track) and was like 'we have a good car now.' He kind of bobbled and I got by him and, after that, I just tried to hit my marks."

Boyles, seeking his third straight series win, settled for third.

Racing at Lucas Oil Speedway resumes next Saturday, May 14 with the Budweiser Weekly Championship Series back in action. Presented by Nichols Media, Inc. and Sport Boats USA, the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds will be featured and run a $750-to-win, 25-lap feature.

Also on the program will be the Carson's Corner NAPA Auto Street Stocks, the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30.

To inquire about availability of VIP Suites for next Saturday's program, contact Anna Harnden at (417) 282-5984 or via email at anna@lucasoilspeedway.com.

For complete event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit lucasoilspeedway.com

RESULTS SATURDAY MAY 7, 2016 5th ANNUAL IMPACT SIGNS AWNINGS WRAPS OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN

POWRi LUCAS OIL MIDGETS Feature - 1, Tanner Thorson. 2, Carson Macedo. 3, Spencer Bayston. 4, Justin Peck. 5, Zach Dahm. 6, Tyler Thomas. 7, Tucker Klaasmeyer. 8, Andrew Felker. 9, Holly Shelton. 10, Jake Neuman. 11, Michelle Decker. 12, Chett Gehrke. 13, Alex Sewell. 14, Chance Morotn. 15, Ty Hulsey. 16, Ariel Biggs. 17, Ryan Robinson. 18, Austin Brown. 19, Grady Chandler. 20, Brayton Lynch. 21, Blake Edwards. 22, Jason McDougal. 23, Nick Bailey.

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Carson Macedo. Heat 2: Zach Daum. Heat 3: Andrew Felker. Heat 4: Tyler Thomas.

B Main winner: Nick Bailey.

LUCAS OIL ASCS SPRINTS Feature - 1, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, Tenn. 2, Derek Hager, Marion, Ark. 3, Josh Baughamn, Odessa, Texas. 4, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, Iowa. 5, Zach Daum, Pocahontas, Ill. 6, Jack Dover, Springfield, Neb. 7, Matt Covington, Glenpool, Okla. 8, Cody Baker, Lone Jack, Mo. 9, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, Mo. 10, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, Okla. 11, Jay Russell, Elwood, Kan. 12, Chris Morgan, Topeka, Kan. 13, Corey Nelson, Eugene, Mo. 14, Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, Okla. 15, Chance Morton, Coweta, Okla. 16, Evan Martin, Lohman, Mo. 17, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, N.M. 18, Kyle Bellm, Nixa, Mo. 19, Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville, Mo. 20, Randy Martin, California, Mo.

For complete results, see www.ASCSracing.com

BOSS CHASSIS WAR SPRINTS 1, Zach Daum, Pocahontas, Ill., 2, Korey Weyant, Springfield, Ill. 3, Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, Mo. 4, Terry Babb, Decatur, Ill. 5, Kyle Clark, Sand Springs, Okla. 6, Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, Kan. 7, Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, Mo. 8, Glen Passmore Jr., Affton, Okla. 9, Katlynn Leer, Moulton, Iowa, 10, Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, Mo. 11, Craig Carroll, Collinsville, Okla., 12, David Stephenson, Porter, Okla. 13, Jeff Wingate, Centertown, Mo. 14, Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. 15, Zach Clark, Olathe, Kan. 16, Casey Willis, Sperry, Okla. 17, Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, Neb. 18, Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, Mo. 19, Vincent Ward, Warrenton, Mo. 20, Tyler Shoemaker, Deer Creek, Ind.

Complete results at www.WARSprints.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 it's 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 www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

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Thorson Wins Lucas Oil, Gets Birthday Wish

Wheatland, MO - After taking the opening night of the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals at Valley Speedway on Friday night, Tanner Thorson ran away with night number two at Lucas Oil Speedway. Saturday night's win resulted in a weekend sweep for Thorson and a complete podium sweep for Keith Kunz Motorsports. Thorson's fifth career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory came on his birthday, no less.

Starting on the front row, Tyler Thomas showed the field to green sharing the front row with Jason McDougal. At the drop of the green, Thomas would get the advantage over McDougal with Carson Macedo in tow. As Macedo closed in on Thomas, Tanner Thorson would move into the third spot after starting seventh. Utilizing the high side of the 3/8 mile Lucas Oil Speedway, Thorson would edge past Macedo on lap six coming off turn four, and the following lap take the lead away from Thomas coming off turn four. As Thomas and Macedo struggled to keep up with Thorson's blistering pace, Spencer Bayston moved into the fourth position, eventually taking third away from Tyler Thomas on lap 11.

As the battle for second through fourth continued on, Justin Peck who started in the 14th position closed in on Zach Daum for fifth, taking the position off turn four after Daum bobbled running on the cushion. Entering lap traffic, Thorson continued to navigate with skill, keeping Macedo and Bayston far behind until the only yellow flew for Ryan Robinson atop turn two. With 23 laps down Thorson took off again setting a torrential pace for the final seven laps of the feature on his way to a birthday victory. Carson Macedo crossed in second with Spencer Bayston rounding out the podium for the second night in a row. Justin Peck took home fourth after starting 14th, while Zach Daum ended up fifth.

"This track is pretty sweet," said Tanner Thorson. "Keith and Big Al put an awesome car underneath me. It's pretty cool to be able to win on your birthday. These guys have five cars out here. It's pretty crazy for these guys. They work their butts off at the shop and we come out here and it gets pretty hectic sometimes, but it pays off. "

"It feels good," Carson Macedo stated. "I'm just really happy for this team. For Keith to finish one, two, three is pretty awesome. Just goes to show all the hard work they put in. Everyone at Keith Kunz Motorsports works really hard for this. I'm just glad to be a part of it." "I was really hoping after a strong run last night, we could get the win tonight, but hats off to Tanner and Carson," said Spencer Bayston. "I enjoy racing with these guys, I've gotten pretty close with both of them."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71K - CARSON MACEDO, Heat 2: 5D - ZACH DAUM, Heat 3: 11A - ANDREW FELKER, Heat 4: 91T - TYLER THOMAS

Semi-Feature Winner: 89 - NICK BAILEY

Great Clips Feature Winner: 67 - TANNER THORSON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps):1. 67 - TANNER THORSON 2. 71K - CARSON MACEDO 3. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 4. 5X - JUSTIN PECK 5. 5D - ZACH DAUM 6. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 7. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 8. 11A - ANDREW FELKER 9. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 10. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 11. 4M - MICHELLE DECKER 12. 11C - CHETT GEHRKE 13. 8 - ALEX SEWELL 14. 7M - CHANCE MORTON 15. 21 - TY HULSEY 16. 5B - ARIEL BIGGS 17. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 18. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 19. 72 - GRADY CHANDLER 20. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 21. 17E - BLAKE EDWARDS 22. 73 - JASON MCDOUGAL 23. 89 - NICK BAILEY

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Droud Decimates NCRA/NSL Sprint Cars at Dodge City

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 7, 2016) – Don Droud, Jr., decimated Saturday night’s NCRA/NSL 360 Sprint Car field by wiring the 20-lap feature atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval for his second consecutive series triumph.

While the Lincoln, Nebraska racer dominated the Sprint Car ranks, Cole Traugott picked off his second IMCA Modified score of the year with first-time DCRP winners of 2016 including Darren Hacker in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Jason Rogers in IMCA Stock Cars and Matt O’Hair in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the NCRA/NSL 360 Sprint Car feature, Droud, Jr., led all 20 laps aboard the Ochs Brothers MAP Inc. Crop Insurance/Heeke Farms No. 1x Sprint Car.

After winning his heat race, Droud, Jr., gridded the field outside the front row. Pole starter C.J Johnson won the race to the first turn, but Droud, Jr., powered by on the high side and led the way off of turn two.

That essentially sealed the deal for Droud, Jr., who stretched his lead to a full straightaway within the opening handful of laps and held a half-lap lead by the time the checkered flag flew in the non-stop affair.

In the leader’s wake, Johnson outdueled Jeremy Campbell for runner-up honors with Tony Bruce, Jr., and J.D. Johnson rounding out the top five.

In IMCA Modified action, Woodward’s Cole Traugott raced by Arizona native Tanner Black on the top side three laps in and led the rest of the way in the 20-lapper for his second score of the season over a field of 25 entries.

While Black took the initial lead from the pole position, Traugott wasted little time rallying from the sixth starting into the lead. With Traugott and Black pacing the field ahead of Jack Kirchoff and Trent Gray much of the way, the trio of Clay Sellard, Clay Money and Cody Gearhart were battling their way through the field.

By the time a final caution flew with three laps to go, Sellard had worked his way to third in front of Money and Gearhart. Traugott took off to secure the win with Money cashing in on the final opportunity to snare runner-up honors from the 11th starting position ahead of Black, Gearhart and Sellard.

Woodward, Oklahoma reached victory lane as well in the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature with Darren Hacker besting the 24-car field.

After starting tenth, Hacker chased down early pacesetter Toby Witthuhn on the seventh round and utilized the top side the rest of the way to fend off middle runner Witthuhn and bottom feeder Mike Appel for the win.

Witthuhn did pull alongside to challenge unsuccessfully on the 16th round with Appel slipping underneath for second the next time around.

Hacker was up to all challenges, taking the checkered flag just ahead of Appel and Witthuhn with Brian May in fourth and Josh Appel fighting his way into fifth in the final rounds.

In the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature, Selden’s Jason Rogers needed just two laps to chase down Michael Pepper for the point and paced the field the rest of the way for his first DCRP win of the year.

While Rogers cruised out front, Colorado’s Angel Munoz picked off a handful of positions over the final circuits to capture runner-up honors with Darren Pfeifer, Dusty Witthuhn and Pepper rounding out the top five.

The IMCA Hobby Stocks offered up a fourth different winner in as many events with Laverne, Oklahoma’s Matt O’Hair racing into the lead on the fourth circuit en route to his first DCRP triumph since August of last year.

After starting fifth, O’Hair rallied past early pacesetter Bryan Habiger early on and cruised out front the rest of the way for his first triumph after capturing four DCRP victories last year. Habiger crossed the stripe second with Ruben Eichman emerging atop a wild four-car battle for third ahead of Cody Davis, Reagan Sellard and Shay Simoneu.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, May 21, with a full slate of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park

May 7 Results:

NCRA/NSL 360 Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 2. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 3. 51-Josh Fairbank, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 81-Jon Freeman, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 91-Jeff Stasa.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 2. 88-Tony Bruce, Jr., 3. 98-J.D. Johnson, 4. 85-Forrest Sutherland, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 20-Luke Cranston, 7. 28-Tracey Hill.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 2. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 3. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 4. 88-Tony Bruce, Jr., 5. 98-J.D. Johnson, 6. 85-Forrest Sutherland, 7. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 8. 72-Ray Seemann, 9. 81-Jon Freeman, 10. 11k-Tyler Knight, 11. 91-Jeff Stasa, 12. 51-Josh Fairbank. DNS: 20-Luke Cranston, 28-Tracey Hill.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 44T-Tanner Black, 2. 7-Clay Money, 3. 16-Kevin Gray, 4. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 5. 44-Mike Lunow, 6. 75-Randle McRoberts, 7. 1n-Nick Link, 8. 01-Jesse Smith, 9. 52-Clayton Hogie.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 9-Cole Traugott, 2. 87-Kenny Sweet, 3. 25-Kale Beavers, 4. 3h-Ryan Heger, 5. K98-Danny Keller, 6. 2L-Tracy Link, 7. 22k-Brad Keller, 8. 7s-David Solberg.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 7n-William Nusser, 2. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 3. 85c-Clay Sellard, 4. 22T-Trent Gray, 5. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 6. 57-Joel Lane, 7. 8r-Jesse Richter, 8. 25b-Tom Beavers.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 9-Cole Traugott, 2. 7-Clay Money, 3. 44T-Tanner Black, 4. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 5. 85c-Clay Sellard, 6. 22T-Trent Gray, 7. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 8. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 9. 16-Kevin Gray, 10. 1n-Nick Link, 11. 25-Kale Beavers, 12. 8r-Jesse Richter, 13. 22k-Brad Keller, 14. 2L-Tracy Link, 15. 75-Randle McRoberts, 16. 3h-Ryan Heger, 17. 7s-David Solberg, 18. 01-Jesse Smith, 19. 87-Kenny Sweet, 20. 25b-Tom Beavers, 21. 7n-William Nusser, 22. 52-Clayton Hogie, 23. K98-Danny Keller, 24. 57-Joel Lane. DNS: 44-Mike Lunow.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 65J-Josh Appel, 2. 56m-Mike Appel, 3. 18-Kyle Wiens, 4. 33k-Jason Lunow, 5. 16-Dustin Donley, 6. 48-Jeff McIntosh, 7. 10-Alex Wiens, 8. 3s-Adam Stenzel.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 2. 8-Brian May, 3. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 4. 12-Kevin Tabor, 5. 5-Claude Roach, 6. 50-Garrett Donley, 7. 33hx-Rayce Hacker, 8. 4-Scott Claussen.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 7J-Jamie French, 2. 33h-Darren Hacker, 3. 37-Bart Baker, 4. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 5. 4x-C.J. Pfannenstiel, 6. 57-Tanner Brunson, 7. 92-Jeff Kaup. DNS: 83x-Michael Shenberger.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 33h-Darren Hacker, 2. 56m-Mike Appel, 3. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 4. 8-Brian May, 5. 65J-Josh Appel, 6. 7J-Jamie French, 7. 12-Kevin Tabor, 8. 37-Bart Baker, 9. 4x-C.J. Pfannenstiel, 10. 16-Dustin Donley, 11. 5-Claude Roach, 12. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 13. 18-Kyle Wiens, 14. 10-Alex Wiens, 15. 50-Garrett Donley, 16. 33k-Jason Lunow, 17. 4-Scott Claussen, 18. 57-Tanner Brunson, 19. 48-Jeff McIntosh, 20. 33hx-Rayce Hacker, 21. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 22. 4p-Daylon Bergeron. DNS: 92-Jeff Kaup, 83x-Michael Shenberger.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 37-Jason Rogers, 3. 55h-Ron Hartman, 4. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 5. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie, 7. 19-Brett Copeland.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 22-Michael Pepper, 2. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 3. 11J-Justin Lewis, 4. 95-Tyler Tipton, 5. 2z-Cody Zimmerman, 6. 3-Chris Oliver, 7. 11-Ron Rich.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 37-Jason Rogers, 2. 2m-Angel Munoz, 3. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 4. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 5. 22-Michael Pepper, 6. 55h-Ron Hartman, 7. 33-Marlin Hogie, 8. 2z-Cody Zimmerman, 9. 11J-Justin Lewis, 10. 19-Brett Copeland, 11. 95-Tyler Tipton, 12. 11-Ron Rich, 13. 3-Chris Oliver, 14. 17m-Shannon Maughlin.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 22ss-Shay Simoneau, 2. 72T-Tobby Schield, 3. 007-Bryan Habiger, 4. 22r-Lyle Russell, 5. 69-Danny Schulte, 6. 22-Ruben Eichman, 7. 20-Tyler Walker, 8. 55-Jacob Huse. DNS: 6x-Roger Garrison.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 2. 711-Brady Bencken, 3. 91d-Cody Davis, 4. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 5. 45p-Michael Penrod, 6. 26T-Travis McLemore, 7. 42-Zachary McLemore, 8. 7-Tom Reed. DNS: 44b-David Berger.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 2. 007-Bryan Habiger, 3. 22-Ruben Eichman, 4. 91d-Cody Davis, 5. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 6. 22ss-Shay Simoneau, 7. 711-Brady Bencken, 8. 26T-Travis McLemore, 9. 22r-Lyle Russell, 10. 72T-Tobby Schield, 11. 45p-Michael Penrod, 12. 20-Tyler Walker, 13. 55-Jacob Huse, 14. 7-Tom Reed, 15. 42-Zachary McLemore, 16. 69-Danny Schulte. DNS: 6x-Roger Garrison, 44b-David Berger.

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Cooper Clouse and Tyler Gunn tangled battling for the lead of the Rick’s Truck & Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) season opener at Fremont Speedway Saturday. Gunn would end up on the hook while Clouse would drive to the victory on Smith Family Foods Night.

For the 17-year-old Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio, it was his second career BOSS win and his first at “The Track That Action Built.”

“I hate to win like this. I’m sorry guys. I want to offer my truest apologies to Tyler Gunn. My throttle was sticking at the beginning and I know that’s why I ended up running the top. I did not mean to do that,” said a contrite Clouse in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“This is my second win in Ohio. I hate to win this way but I wouldn’t want to win any place else but here. I want to thank Hawk Chassis, Burtch Seed, Mark Basab, Craig Critten, SJA Transport and K Buildings,” added Clouse.

Bradner, Ohio’s Nate Dussel didn’t know if he would have a sprint car ride in 2016. After having a very good rookie year in 2015 in the 410 sprints, that team would disband. Dussel and his family decided to put the 305 sprint back together. Then, Nate’s dad George suffered health problems that left him clinging for his life. George would not only survive, but was in victory lane Saturday with Nate.

Nate Dussel would execute a spectacular “flier” on leader Jamie Miller on a restart with seven laps to go to take the lead in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature. He drove to his 18th career Fremont victory.

“This is 100 percent for my dad. Our family went through the hardest week or two of our lives as he was in a coma. One of the first things he said when he came out is ‘we have to race this year.’ That’s why we’re here. Without him and without Al Davis coming on board to help us out and Scott Gressman…Bill Berrier busts his ass all the time for us. We just got Industrial Movers put on the wing…I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun this year,” Dussel said beside his Foster Fabrication, Real Geese, Kistler Racing Products, Berrier Custom Fabrication, Al Davis Carpet and Lament, Gressman Powersports backed machine.

“I could just tell Jamie was kind of nursing it through that hole in turn three so I knew that was my best opportunity. I probably wasn’t close enough to slide but I knew how much he was slowing up getting in so I figured I’d go for it and at worse he would cross me over,” Dussel said about his winning move.

Fremont’s Keith Sorg made it three wins in a row behind the wheel of his dirt truck as he won two weeks ago at Fremont, Friday at Attica and now Saturday again at Fremont. He would battle with defending track champion Kent Brewer the entire race before securing the victory in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks.

“I joked with my wife and kids before I left that if I won again we’re burning down the house and roasting marshmallows. I can’t believe this is happening,” said Sorg beside his Fremont Fence, M&L Excavating, Advanced Auto Parts backed truck.

Last time Ky Harper visited the Engine Pro Victory Lane at Fremont Speedway it was after flipping his late model across the checkers. On Saturday the Delta, Ohio driver took the lead on lap six after a battle with John Brooks and drove to his sixth career Fremont win in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models.

“I want to give these to my mom for Mother’s Day,” Harper said handing his mom a bouquet of flowers in victory lane.

“The first week out it wasn’t very fast. We broke and had some problems in the heat race but we got it figured out I hope so we can get a lot more of these,” added Harper beside his Handy Grafix, Cut Right Lawn Care, Jed’s Twist T-Freez, Rocket Chassis, Childress Collision, Classic Industries backed late model.

Clouse and Gunn brought the field to green for the 25 lap BOSS feature but before a lap could be scored a multi-car pile-up involving four cars would necessitate a complete restart. On the next green Brandon Moore would stop bringing about a third try.

When the green flew Clouse would grave the lead with Gunn challenging while Dustin Smith, Michael Fischesser, Cody Gardner and Brian Smith gave chase. The car on the move early was Brandon Spithaler who moved from his 11th starting position to fourth by the second lap.

Clouse and Gunn would battle side by side with Gunn making hard contact with the front stretch wall at one point. That wouldn’t slow Gunn who took the lead on lap five with Cooper, Dustin Smith, Spithaler, Fischesser, Brian Smith and Gardner in pursuit.

A caution on lap eight would put Clouse on the rear bumper of Gunn, whose battered sprint car began to exhibit sounds of engine woes. On the restart Clouse would get into the side of Gunn as the pair battled for the lead in turn three, sending Gunn into the outside softwall, ending his night. On the ensuing restart Spithaler and Gardner would get together.

When the green flew again Clouse lead Dustin Smith, Fischesser, Brian Smith, Carmen Perigo and Chris Andrews. Steve Little would bring out another caution a lap later. This time when the green flew Clouse lead Dustin Smith, Fischesser, Perigo, and Brian Smith. Perigo would drive into third on lap 11 with Andrews moving into the top five.

Clouse began to pull away from the field while Perigo took second on lap 15. The leaders would find lapped traffic with eight laps to go with Clouse leading Perigo, Dustin Smith, Shawn Westerfeld (who was involved in the opening lap tangle that sent him to the tail) and Fischesser.

Dustin Smith would stop on the track with six laps to go for the final caution. On the green Clouse would pull away again from Perigo, Westerfeld, Fischesser and Brian Smith. Clouse would drive to the win over Perigo, Westerfeld, Brian Smith and Fischesser.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature Frank Neill and Jamie Miller would bring the field to green but before a lapped could be scored Neill would spin on the restart John Ivy would battle with Miller and Trey Jacobs for the lead. Ivy would lead the first two circuits before Miller drove around him with Dussel moving into third.

Just as Miller was preparing to race into heavy lapped traffic on lap 7, Dustin Dinan would bring out the caution. When the green reappeared Miller would lead as Dussel slipped past Ivy for the runner-up spot. Lapped traffic would come into play on lap 12 as Dussel closed on Miller with Ivy, Ricky Peterson, Steve Rando, Paul Weaver and Alvin Roepke in tow.

With 10 laps to go Jason Keckler would make contact with an infield tire, bringing about a caution. The restart order was Miller, Dussel, Ivy, Peterson, Rando, Weaver, Roepke, Matt Foos and Bobby Clark. Kyle Capodice and Keckler would tangle on lap 17, setting up Dussel’s winning move.

When the green flew Dussel would drive deep into turn three and slid up in front of Miller for the lead. The only thing that would slow his march to the win was a caution for Brandon Moore on lap 19. On the restart Dussel drove away from Miller, Ivy, Peterson, Clark (up from 16th), Weaver, Rando and Foos.

At the checkers it was Dussel, Miller, Ivy, Peterson and Clark rounding out the top five.

In the 15-lap truck feature, only one caution – on lap four – would slow the race pace. Brad Stuckey would grab the early lead, but Kent Brewer would take the top spot on lap two. Brewer, Stuckey, Keith Sorg and Jim Holcomb would wage a terrific battle over the next hand full of laps. Sorg would take the lead on lap four and he and Brewer would battle the rest of the way.

Sorg would edge Brewer out for the win with Cory McCaughey coming from the tail for third while Stuckey and Jeff Ward rounded out the top five.

After Kyle Dukeshire tumbled to start the late model feature – he was uninjured – John Brooks would capture the lead over Dustin Keegan, Tim Sabo, Harper, Steve Sabo and Matt Shipley. Harper would drive into second on lap 4 and closed quickly on Brooks.

Following a caution on lap five, Harper would drive around Brooks for the lead on the ensuing restart. Only one final caution on lap 10 would stop Harper’s march to the win. He would take the checkers ahead of Shipley, Chester Fitch, Brooks and Keegan.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, May 14 for the Baumann Auto Group Night. It’s the Race Into Summer event with 10,000 free admission tickets distributed to all the schools in Sandusky County.

It will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service point night for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints. It is also a JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro point night for the 305 sprints. The late models and dirt trucks are also in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or like Fremont Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway and on Twitter @FremontSpeedway.

Fremont Speedway

Smith Family Foods Night

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Starting Position [*]

BOSS non-wing sprints

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 4-Michael Fischesser[1] ; 2. 53-Steve Little[2] ; 3. 46-Cody Gardener[4] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[5] ; 5. 18-Arnie Kent[9] ; 6. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 7. 3-Joe Butera[6] ; 8. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8] ; 9. 12X-Mike Flynn[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 14C-Cooper Clouse[7] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 4. 4J-Justin Owen[4] ; 5. 2-Mike Galajda[1] ; 6. 48M-Mike Moore[3] ; 7. 71-Straton Briggs[5] ; 8. 14-Chad Wilson[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[4] ; 2. 77-Dustin Smith[2] ; 3. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[7] ; 4. 21-Carmen Perigo[3] ; 5. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[5] ; 6. 9X-Chris Andrews[8] ; 7. 48-Mike Burkin[6] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillen[1]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 74-Drew Rader[1] ; 2. 16-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 3. 69R-Todd Kane[6] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 5. 32M-Derek Hastings[5] ; 6. 97-Scott Hardman[2] ; 7. J1-Mark Shultz[7] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 18-Arnie Kent[1] ; 2. 9X-Chris Andrews[7] ; 3. 2-Mike Galajda[2] ; 4. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[3] ; 5. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[5] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[14] ; 7. 32M-Derek Hastings[4] ; 8. 97-Scott Hardman[8] ; 9. 48-Mike Burkin[11] ; 10. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[13] ; 11. 71-Straton Briggs[10] ; 12. 48M-Mike Moore[6] ; 13. 3-Joe Butera[9] ; 14. J1-Mark Shultz[12] ; 15. 12X-Mike Flynn[17]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 14C-Cooper Clouse[1] ; 2. 21-Carmen Perigo[15] ; 3. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[5] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 5. 4-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 6. 18-Arnie Kent[17] ; 7. 2-Mike Galajda[19] ; 8. 46-Cody Gardener[9] ; 9. 9X-Chris Andrews[18] ; 10. 4J-Justin Owen[14] ; 11. 14-Chad Wilson[22] ; 12. 74-Drew Rader[7] ; 13. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 14. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[21] ; 15. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[20] ; 16. 53-Steve Little[8] ; 17. 16-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 18. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 19. 08-Andy Feil[13] ; 20. 7M-Brandon Moore[16]

Hard Charger: Carman Perigo +13

305 Sprints – Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 1XX-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 3. 41-Thomas Schinderle[1] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison[7] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[8]

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

1. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 2. 18N-Frank Neill[1] ; 3. 1X-Dustin Dinan[8] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 5. 27-Cody Gallogly[5] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 7. 45-Trevor baker[7] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 9. 9R-Dustin Rall[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[8] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 8. 44-Kyle Farmer[7] ; 9. 87-Brian Gibbs[9]

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

1. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[9] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 9. 9R-Dustin Rall[11] ; 10. 45-Trevor baker[5] ; 11. 87-Brian Gibbs[12] ; 12. 10-Josh Harrison[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[16] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[10] ; 7. 2F-Matt Foos[8] ; 8. 10X-Dustin Stroup[13] ; 9. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 10. 36-Seth Schneider[15] ; 11. 1X-Dustin Dinan[9] ; 12. 41-Thomas Schinderle[11] ; 13. 99-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[19] ; 15. 7M-Brandon Moore[20] ; 16. 18N-Frank Neill[1] ; 17. 12-Kyle Capodice[17] ; 18. 25-Jason Keckler[18] ; 19. 27-Cody Gallogly[14] ; 20. 1XX-Trey Jacobs[3]

Hard Charger: Bobby Clark +8

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 2. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 3. 7f-Dana Frey[3] ; 4. 22-Brandon Leighton[6] ; 5. 4x-Matt Foos[2] ; 6. 99-Gene Potridge[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[2] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 4. 33-Jeff Ward[3] ; 5. 36M-Cory McCaughey[5]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 3. 36M-Cory McCaughey[10] ; 4. 5s-Brad Stuckey[1] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[8] ; 6. 7f-Dana Frey[3] ; 7. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 8. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 9. 22-Brandon Leighton[7] ; 10. 99-Gene Potridge[11] ; 11. 4x-Matt Foos[9]

Hard Charger: Cory McCaughey +7

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 44-Matt Shipley[2] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[4] ; 3. 00-John Brooks[6] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[5] ; 5. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[1] ; 6. 43K-Louis Alan[3] ; 7. 32-Brandon Myers[7]

Heat 2 - (6 Laps)

1. 101-Chester Fitch[1] ; 2. 98-Tim Sabo[2] ; 3. 01-Brandon Perkins[5] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 5. 4M-Jamie Miller[6] ; 6. 04-Jeff Hites[4]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 34-Ky Harper[5] ; 2. 44-Matt Shipley[7] ; 3. 101-Chester Fitch[6] ; 4. 00-John Brooks[2] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 6. 98-Tim Sabo[4] ; 7. 4M-Jamie Miller[10] ; 8. 01-Brandon Perkins[8] ; 9. 16-Steve Sabo[3] ; 10. 43K-Louis Alan[11] ; 11. 04-Jeff Hites[12] ; 12. 32-Brandon Myers[13] ; 13. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[9]

Hard Charger: Matt Shipley +5

 

 

Madsen Sweeps World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Events at Eldora Speedway

Boespflug Wins USAC Sprint Car Event In Front of Large Crown for #LetsRaceTwo

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 7, 2016) – Australian driver Kerry Madsen swept the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series weekend at Eldora Speedway leading all 30 laps of Saturday night’s #LetRaceTwo Feature race.

Madsen, the 2014 Kings Royal winner, also scored a victory in Friday night’s race matching Donny Schatz’s feat from 2015.

“We’ve been quick all year, but we just haven’t been able to showcase it,” Madsen said. “The guys did great. This thing was a rocket ship all weekend. To get two wins is fantastic. I’ve got to thank all the guys. I almost junked it once, but we were able to come out on top.”

Chad Kemenah, from Findlay, Ohio challenged Madsen before settling for second for the second night in a row after moving up from his 11th starting spot. Pole sitter Daryn Pittman was third, while David Gravel and Shane Stewart rounded out the top-five.

Chad Boespflug scored a big victory in the USAC Sprint Car division after starting on the pole and leading all 30 laps.

It was his second USAC Sprint Car victory and his first at Eldora.

“This is huge,” said Boespflug, who hails from Plainfield, Indiana. “I did some ride jumping last year and I kind of had it in my mind that I wanted to do my own thing. It’s hard and it costs a lot of money, so to get another win, especially here is great. I was telling people I didn’t want to be a one-hit wonder. I guess we’re not that now.”

Brady Bacon, from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, started 10th and worked his way to a second place finish. Thomas Meseraull, from San Jose, California, started ninth and ended up third. C.J. Leary started 13th and finished fourth, while Tyler Courtney started 12th and finished fifth.

There were several stoppages during the USAC race including a large accident on lap three when reigning series champion, Robert Ballou, from Rocklin, California, and Chris Windom, from Canton, Illinois collided as they entered turn two. Friday’s USAC Sprint Car winner Bryan Clauson was also involved as all three cars were in the top-six. Ballou and Windom’s cars were done, while Clauson rallied to finished sixth.

Late in the race, Dallas Hewitt, from Troy, Ohio got together with Cole Ketcham in turn four.

The next race on tap for Eldora is the Aaron’s Family FIREWORKS Night on May 21 featuring the UMP Modifieds and the Eldora Stock Cars.

Admission gates will open at 5 p.m. (EDT), with hot laps 6:30 p.m. and a complete racing program beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will be an autograph session in the fan zone at 5 p.m. There will also be a bounce house, balloon twisting clowns and other assorted activities. Following the racing, the largest fireworks show in Eldora history will take place.

Tickets can be bought at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, by phone at (937) 338-3815 or at the box office at the race track. It’s just $8 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.

The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63nd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

#LetsRaceTwo – Night 2 May 7, 2016

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Qualifying 1.83-Joey Saldana, 13.160; 2.29-Kerry Madsen, 13.183; 3.9-Daryn Pittman, 13.271; 4.41-Jason Johnson, 13.278; 5.5-David Gravel, 13.282; 6.7S-Jason Sides, 13.292; 7.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.335; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.338; 9.71-Jamie Veal, 13.349; 10.19M-Brent Marks, 13.355; 11.49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.362; 12.15-Donny Schatz, 13.365; 13.2-Shane Stewart, 13.370; 14.1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.373; 15.23-Trey Starks, 13.373; 16.49-Brad Sweet, 13.376; 17.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.394; 18.1-Sammy Swindell, 13.396; 19.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.407; 20.1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.428; 21.7-Paul McMahan, 13.455; 22.19P-Paige Polyak, 13.462; 23.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.496; 24.20W-Greg Wilson, 13.509; 25.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.519; 26.1A-Jacob Allen, 13.544; 27.23C-Tyler Courtney, 13.576; 28.99-Brady Bacon, 13.578; 29.5T-Travis Philo, 13.656; 30.2X-Parker Price-Miller, 13.660; 31.21-Cap Henry, 13.667; 32.40-Caleb Helms, 13.667; 33.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.731; 34.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.760; 35.71MX-Paul May, 13.853; 36.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 13.883; 37.49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.965; 38.35X-Wes McGlumphy, 13.997; 39.07-Jacob Wilson, 14.270; 40.33M-Caleb Griffith, 99.991;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[1] ; 2. 2-Shane Stewart[4] ; 3. 7S-Jason Sides[2] ; 4. 19M-Brent Marks[3] ; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 6. 23C-Tyler Courtney[7] ; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak[6] ; 8. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[9] ; 9. 2X-Parker Price-Miller[8] ; 10. 07-Jacob Wilson[10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 5-David Gravel[1] ; 2. 23-Trey Starks[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 7-Paul McMahan[5] ; 6. 99-Brady Bacon[7] ; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen[6] ; 8. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer[9] ; 10. 33M-Caleb Griffith[10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 41-Jason Johnson[2] ; 2. 83-Joey Saldana[1] ; 3. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart[4] ; 5. 20W-Greg Wilson[7] ; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson[5] ; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 8. 71MX-Paul May[10] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 10. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 8. 35X-Wes McGlumphy[10] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9]

Dash - (1 Laps) 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[1] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[2] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[3] ; 5. 83-Joey Saldana[6] ; 6. 2-Shane Stewart[5] ; 7. 15-Donny Schatz[8] ; 8. 23-Trey Starks[7]

C-Feature - (10 Laps) 1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[2] ; 3. 49D-Shawn Dancer[3] ; 4. 35X-Wes McGlumphy[8] ; 5. 07-Jacob Wilson[5] ; 6. 71MX-Paul May[6] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4]

B-Feature - (12 Laps) 1. 19P-Paige Polyak[1] ; 2. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[7] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 6. 23C-Tyler Courtney[5] ; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[14] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[12] ; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen[3] ; 10. 21-Cap Henry[11] ; 11. 2X-Parker Price-Miller[9] ; 12. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 13. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[13]

A-Feature - (30 Laps) 1. 29-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[11] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman[1] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[4] ; 5. 2-Shane Stewart[6] ; 6. 41-Jason Johnson[3] ; 7. 15-Donny Schatz[7] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 9. 49-Brad Sweet[12] ; 10. 20W-Greg Wilson[18] ; 11. 49X-Tim Shaffer[15] ; 12. 17W-Bryan Clauson[22] ; 13. 19M-Brent Marks[13] ; 14. 99-Brady Bacon[24] ; 15. 7S-Jason Sides[9] ; 16. 71-Jamie Veal[10] ; 17. 7-Paul McMahan[19] ; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart[14] ; 19. 23-Trey Starks[8] ; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell[17] ; 21. 70-Danny Holtgraver[20] ; 22. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[23] ; 23. 19P-Paige Polyak[21] ; 24. 83-Joey Saldana[5]

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USAC National Sprint Cars

Qualifying 1.40-Chris Windom, 15.983; 2.66-Thomas Meseraull, 15.985; 3.1-Robert Ballou, 16.027; 4.17-Max McGhee, 16.048; 5.63-Bryan Clauson, 16.056; 6.32-Chase Stockon, 16.057; 7.15F-Aaron Farney, 16.106; 8.63X-Kody Swanson, 16.113; 9.98E-Chad Boespflug, 16.123; 10.3R-Kyle Cummins, 16.147; 11.69-Brady Bacon, 16.190; 12.23C-Tyler Courtney, 16.198; 13.17GP-CJ Leary, 16.204; 14.21-Carson Short, 16.204; 15.50-Tony DiMattia, 16.218; 16.11-Dave Darland, 16.363; 17.10-Aric Gentry, 16.369; 18.57-Shane Cottle, 16.394; 19.24-Landon Simon, 16.475; 20.52-Issac Chapple, 16.543; 21.18X-Scotty Weir, 16.546; 22.38-Matt Westfall, 16.583; 23.15-Brandon Whited, 16.724; 24.5-Dallas Hewitt, 16.750; 25.41K-Cole Ketcham, 16.881; 26.97-Bret Mellenberndt, 16.980; 27.39-Matt Goodnight, 17.410; 28.96-Riley VanHise, 17.655;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 18X-Scotty Weir[1] ; 2. 98E-Chad Boespflug[4] ; 3. 21-Carson Short[3] ; 4. 40-Chris Windom[6] ; 5. 63-Bryan Clauson[5] ; 6. 10-Aric Gentry[2] ; 7. 41K-Cole Ketcham[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 57-Shane Cottle[2] ; 2. 32-Chase Stockon[5] ; 3. 38-Matt Westfall[1] ; 4. 3R-Kyle Cummins[4] ; 5. 17GP-CJ Leary[3] ; 6. 66-Thomas Meseraull[6] ; 7. 97-Bret Mellenberndt[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 1-Robert Ballou[6] ; 2. 24-Landon Simon[2] ; 3. 50-Tony DiMattia[3] ; 4. 15F-Aaron Farney[5] ; 5. 15-Brandon Whited[1] ; 6. 39-Matt Goodnight[7] ; 7. 69-Brady Bacon[4]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 11-Dave Darland[3] ; 2. 23C-Tyler Courtney[4] ; 3. 63X-Kody Swanson[5] ; 4. 52-Issac Chapple[2] ; 5. 96-Riley VanHise[7] ; 6. 17-Max McGhee[6]

B-Feature - (12 Laps) 1. 69-Brady Bacon[2] ; 2. 63-Bryan Clauson[1] ; 3. 66-Thomas Meseraull[10] ; 4. 17GP-CJ Leary[12] ; 5. 41K-Cole Ketcham[6] ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited[5] ; 7. 52-Issac Chapple[4] ; 8. 10-Aric Gentry[3] ; 9. 97-Bret Mellenberndt[7] ; 10. 17-Max McGhee[11] ; 11. 39-Matt Goodnight[8] ; 12. 96-Riley VanHise[9]

A-Feature - (30 Laps) 1. 98E-Chad Boespflug[1] ; 2. 69-Brady Bacon[10] ; 3. 66-Thomas Meseraull[7] ; 4. 17GP-CJ Leary[13] ; 5. 23C-Tyler Courtney[11] ; 6. 63-Bryan Clauson[8] ; 7. 63X-Kody Swanson[2] ; 8. 21-Carson Short[12] ; 9. 32-Chase Stockon[4] ; 10. 18X-Scotty Weir[18] ; 11. 15-Brandon Whited[20] ; 12. 15F-Aaron Farney[3] ; 13. 11-Dave Darland[15] ; 14. 57-Shane Cottle[16] ; 15. 5-Dallas Hewitt[21] ; 16. 41K-Cole Ketcham[22] ; 17. 50-Tony DiMattia[14] ; 18. 17-Max McGhee[23] ; 19. 3R-Kyle Cummins[9] ; 20. 38-Matt Westfall[19] ; 21. 24-Landon Simon[17] ; 22. 40-Chris Windom[6] ; 23. 1-Robert Ballou[5]

 

 

Tanner Thorson Steals Night One of Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals

Grain Valley, MO - Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada started in the 12th position and stole the 30 lap co-sanctioned Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series and Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series feature after an intense battle with Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate, Spencer Bayston. Thorson's victory credits him with night number one of the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals at Valley Speedway, and puts a tally on the board in the National column for the National versus West series friendly battle.

Starting on the pole with Terry Babb to his outside, Spencer Bayston would lead the field to green with a strong start holding Justin Peck at bay. With two laps in the books, Andrew Deal would bring out the caution just as Zach Daum closed in on Peck. With Bayston out front, Peck would have to fend off Daum on the restart, succumbing to the 5D machine on lap six. Two laps later the yellow would fly again as Holly Shelton's machine sat spun off turn two. Coming back to green Bayston would lead Daum and Tanner Thorson, already up to the third position by lap eight. On lap nine, the caution would fly for Austin Brown in the middle of three and four.

By lap nine, Thorson would sneak his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet past both Daum and Bayston utilizing the bottom side of the ¼ mile Valley Speedway, igniting the duel between teammates that would play out for the rest of the race. On lap 14, Bayston would work back by Thorson screaming around the top side of the track. Four laps later, Riley Kreisel slowed on the front stretch directly in front of the leaders, as they closed in on lap traffic. Thorson, Bayston and Daum would narrowly avoid being involved.

With 18 laps in the books and the field bunched back up, Bayston would continue screaming the top side as Thorson navigated the bottom. As the two drivers worked their preferred lines, they would come inches from one another at the flag stand every lap with Thorson officially taking the lead on lap 21. Three laps later the final yellow of the evening would fly as Justin Peck slowed off turn two with a flat tire, setting the field for the final duel between teammates. Coming back to green, Thorson took back to the bottom side, while Zach Daum setup Spencer Bayston for second. Diving into turn three and four, Daum took to the high side for the final turn and narrowly sneaked past him at the line for second, by six hundredths. Tyler Thomas took home fourth, while Tucker Klaasmeyer finished fifth.

"I can't thank these guys enough," stated Tanner Thorson. "Keith, Pete, Big Al, Chuckie, all the guys in the pits. They work their butts off. We have five cars out here, so it gets pretty hectic in the pits. It was getting pretty frustrating to not win a race in so long. It feels pretty good to win this race."

"I just couldn't chalk up like they could on the bottom, especially off three," explained Zach Daum. "That was really the only spot I could see they were beating us at. The cushion went almost off the track in turn four. It wasn't terrible, I just hate getting beat by those guys. We haven't won a race yet all year."

"In the beginning, my line was good, then his burnt up and then my line burnt up," said Spencer Bayston. "It was disappointing. There at the end, we just got beat. My line burnt up and then I was out of ideas. He had that bottom rolling pretty well. He's a good driver and he's a lot of fun to race with, but I hate losing."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 93K - RILEY KRIESEL, Heat 2: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, Heat 3: 5X - JUSTIN PECK, Heat 4: 7 - AUSTIN BROWN, Heat 5: 28 - KORY SCHUDY

Semi Feature Winners: Semi 1: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, Semi 2: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN

Great Clips Feature Winner: 67 - TANNER THORSON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - TANNER THORSON 2. 5D - ZACH DAUM 3. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 4. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 5. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 6. 71K - CARSON MACEDO 7. 72 - GRADY CHANDLER 8. 8 - ALEX SEWELL 9. 88 - TERRY BABB 10. 11A - ANDREW FELKER 11. 11C - CHETT GEHRKE 12. 93K - RILEY KRIESEL 13. 73 - JASON MCDOUGAL 14. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 15. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 16. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 17. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 18. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 19. 5X - JUSTIN PECK 20. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 21. 82M - STEVEN SHEBESTER 22. 4M - MICHELLE DECKER 23. 52 - ANDREW DEAL 24. 17E - BLAKE EDWARDS For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Koz wins Modified Mayhem, Horstman and Anderson also winners

Allentown, OH May 6, 2016 After 2 weeks of Mother Nature pouring down on the ¼ mile of Thunder at Limaland Motorsports Park, the fans and teams alike were ready for a great night of racing. They definitely didn’t leave disappointed with Jeff Koz picking up the win in the rescheduled Modified Mayhem event. Jared Horstman would win the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader A Main, and Tony Anderson would grab the Bud Thunderstock feature. Kicking off the nights racing action were the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders with the McDonalds Dash for Cash. #6s JR Stewart, #2 Kyle Sauder, #5m “Mad”Max Stambaugh, and #17 Jared Horstman would start and finish the dash in that order. Next up the fans were treated with some time to mingle with the drivers, thanks to Post Printing presenting Meet the Drivers Night. Drivers from all classes came to the general admission side of the track, and signed autographs, and gave goodies to the fans. After heat races and B Mains, the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds would be first in feature action, battling for the $1000 top prize in the 16th Annual “Modified Mayhem” event, presented by K&N. Mayhem was the key word in the modifieds as a pileup ensued at the drop of the green flag with the #01 of UNOH Racer Jared Spalding nearly getting upside down on the frontstretch. Spalding would be able to keep his car rolling, but #10 Scott Bowersock, #22L Bill Lewis, and #57 Tyler Fitzpatrick would stop on the frontstretch, bringing out the caution. On the complete restart, #10L Nathan Loney would get out to the lead with #17n Dylan Nusbaum, and #34x Andy Bibler in tow. A lap 10 caution for debris would allow the field to tighten back up, with the restart nearly ending in disaster as Bibler got a great run on the top of turns 1 and 2, then lopst the handle, as the #34x Ferris mowers machine would spin in front of the entire field. Bibler would battle back to grab 9th. Race leader Loney would would have problems and relegate the lead to Koz who battled 3 wide for several laps with #35 Bobby Stremme, and Nusbaum. Koz would pull away for the win over Nusbaum, Stremme, #65 Todd Sherman who won B Main #1 and started 17th. 5th was #22T Tony Anderson. Heat races were won by Stremme, #3w Dylan Woodling, Bibler, and Anderson. Next up was the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader A Main. The front row of #2Kyle Sauder and #11 Tim Allison would lead the field to green, but the yellow flag would wave for #57 Mike Dunlap, and #10 Mitch Brown. Dunlap would be able to refire, with Brown’s night ending on the wrecker. After a complete restart, Allison would take off with the lead with Sauder right behind. Horstman would move up to 3rd on lap 3 and the leaders would race their way to lapped traffic on lap 10, as the battle for the lead heated up. Sauder would close to the bumper of Allison a few times, but Allison made the best of lapped traffic and looked to be pulling away until caution waved once again on lap 15 for #6 Sean Hosey spinning in turn 3. On the restart, Sauder powered by Allison up high in turn 1 to grab the lead, and the yellow flag waved again on lap 16 for debris. On the restart Horstman was able to power by Allison as well, and set to stalking Sauder for the lead. On lap 22, Horstman would pull the trigger and make his move with a slidejob in turns 1 and 2. Sauder attempted to turn back under Horstman, but would do a 360 in front of the rest of the field, gathering the car up to remain in 4th. Horstman would stretch out to the win over Allison, Sauder, JR Stewart, and Stambaugh. Heat races were won by #23 Devon Dobie, #27 Brad Lamberson, and Allison Closing out the night was the Bud Thunderstock A Main. #1 Justin Hamilton, and #67 Eddie Shaner would lead the field to green with carnage ensuing right away as #82 “Big Daddy”Chris Douglas would get spun on the front stretch and come to a stop. On the restart The field would make it a half lap before #74 Craig Dippman, #54 Dan Wooten, and #17L Jarrod Klay would tangle hard on the backstretch with Dippman being assisted from his car but did not require treatment. His car and Wootens, however were done for the night. As the race finally got rolling, it was Shaner who would pull out to the early advantage, with Anderson working the bottom to get to 2nd. Shaner would bring out a caution on lap 5 as he slowed in front of the field with apparent front end issues. That would hand the lead to Anderson, who would take off on the restart but have a great show going on behind him with #27 Frank Paladino, Hamilton, and #19 Bill Reimund battling 3 wide for several laps for the 2nd spot. Hamilton would pound the backstretch wall and lose several spots, but a caution on the same lap would revert the field back to their previous lap order. On the restart, Anderson would take off again but this time with Paladino close behind. Anderson would survive a single lap shoot out after a final caution on lap 14 slowed the field. Paladino would come home 2nd, followed by #1J Jason Jimison, #17 Jeremy Creech, and #2 Blake Spalding completing the top 5. Heat races were won by Dippman, Paladino and Anderson. Limaland Motorsports Park roars back to life on Friday May 13th when Alexander and Bebout present the 81st Anniversary Race, featuring the K&L Ready Mix Sprint Invaders, K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, and the Bud Thunderstocks. Details on this and all events at Limaland can be found at www.limaland.com Limaland Motorsports Park - 5/6/2016 Post Printing Night K&N UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 35-Bobby Stremme; 2. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum; 3. 20-Josh Morton; 4. 111-Curt Spalding; 5. 65-Todd Sherman; 6. 4G-Bill Griffith; 7. 5-Scott Fitzpatrick; 8. 17-Nick Felkey; 9. 41-Jason Mccoy

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 2. 10L-Nathon Loney; 3. 19-Ryan Ordway; 4. O1-Jared Spalding; 5. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 6. 18-Randy Lines; 7. 22L-Bill Lewis; 8. L5-Casey Luedeke

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 34X-Andy Bibler; 2. 4-Mike Learman; 3. 1-Will Norris; 4. 23-Ryan Cripe; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler; 6. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 7. 7-Jeff Geis; 8. 18S-Ryan Sutter

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 16-Jeff Koz; 3. 57F-Tyler Fitzpatrick; 4. 17T-Mike Tarlton; 5. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 6. 10B-Scott Bowersock; 7. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 8. 57-Josh Malott

B-Main #1 - (8 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 22L-Bill Lewis; 3. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 4. L5-Casey Luedeke; 5. 4G-Bill Griffith; 6. 17-Nick Felkey; 7. 41-Jason Mccoy; 8. 5-Scott Fitzpatrick; 9. 18-Randy Lines

B-Main #2 - (8 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. 10B-Scott Bowersock; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler; 3. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 4. 57-Josh Malott; 5. 18S-Ryan Sutter; 6. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 7. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 8. 7-Jeff Geis

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 16-Jeff Koz[8]; 2. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum[2]; 3. 35-Bobby Stremme[6]; 4. 65-Todd Sherman[17]; 5. 22T-Tony Anderson[3]; 6. 4-Mike Learman[7]; 7. 3W-Dylan Woodling[5]; 8. 111-Curt Spalding[13]; 9. 34X-Andy Bibler[4]; 10. 1-Will Norris[11]; 11. 23-Ryan Cripe[15]; 12. 19-Ryan Ordway[10]; 13. 57F-Tyler Fitzpatrick[12]; 14. 17T-Mike Tarlton[16]; 15. 10L-Nathon Loney[1]; 16. 20K-Bill Keeler[20]; 17. 20-Josh Morton[9]; 18. O1-Jared Spalding[14]; 19. 10B-Scott Bowersock[18]; 20. 22L-Bill Lewis[19]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 23-Devon Dobie; 2. 2-Kyle Sauder; 3. 12-Nick Roberts; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh; 5. 28-Phil Gressman; 6. OO-Dane Lorenc; 7. 5W-Jeff Williams

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 27-Brad Lamberson; 2. 17-Jared Horstman; 3. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 4. 6S-Jr Stewart; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer; 6. 57-Mike Dunlap; 7. 10J-Jarrod Delong

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 11-Tim Allison; 2. B20-Butch Schroeder; 3. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr; 4. 10-Mitch Brown; 5. 30-Hud Horton; 6. 6-Sean Hosey

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 17-Jared Horstman[5]; 2. 11-Tim Allison[2]; 3. 2-Kyle Sauder[1]; 4. 6S-Jr Stewart[11]; 5. 5M-Max Stambaugh[10]; 6. 23-Devon Dobie[4]; 7. OO-Dane Lorenc[16]; 8. B20-Butch Schroeder[6]; 9. 30-Hud Horton[15]; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer[14]; 11. 27-Brad Lamberson[3]; 12. 15-Brandon Ferguson[8]; 13. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr[9]; 14. 12-Nick Roberts[7]; 15. 28-Phil Gressman[13]; 16. 6-Sean Hosey[18]; 17. 57-Mike Dunlap[17]; 18. 5W-Jeff Williams[19]; 19. 10-Mitch Brown[12]

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 74D-Craig Dippman; 2. 19-Bill Reimund; 3. 89-Keith Shockency; 4. OO-Daniel Sanchez; 5. O9-Dane Arvin; 6. 1W-Mark Wooten; 7. 1J-Jason Jimison; 8. 22X-R.K. Smith

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 27-Frank Paladino; 2. 67-Eddie Shaner; 3. 21H-Jordan Conover; 4. 2-Blake Spalding; 5. 54-Dan Wooten; 6. T18-Thomas Foust; 7. 99-Andy King; 8. 26-Justin Long

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 1-Justin Hamilton; 3. 17-Jeremy Creech; 4. 82-Chris Douglas; 5. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 6. O1-Dalton Bayer; 7. 14-Corey Million

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[4]; 2. 27-Frank Paladino[5]; 3. 1J-Jason Jimison[19]; 4. 17-Jeremy Creech[9]; 5. 2-Blake Spalding[11]; 6. 19-Bill Reimund[3]; 7. 89-Keith Shockency[7]; 8. O9-Dane Arvin[13]; 9. 82-Chris Douglas[12]; 10. OO-Daniel Sanchez[10]; 11. O1-Dalton Bayer[18]; 12. 1-Justin Hamilton[1]; 13. 14-Corey Million[21]; 14. 99-Andy King[20]; 15. 21H-Jordan Conover[8]; 16. 67-Eddie Shaner[2]; 17. 17J-Jarrod Klay[15]; 18. 74D-Craig Dippman[6]; 19. 54-Dan Wooten[14]; 20. T18-Thomas Foust[17]; 21. 1W-Mark Wooten[16]

 

 

Clauson Scores USAC Sprint Car Victory; Madsen Wins World of Outlaws Race at Eldora

#LetsRaceTwo Night Two Takes Place on Saturday; Tickets Just $28; Kids 12 and Under Free!

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 6, 2016) – Bryan Clauson, from Noblesville, Indiana, survived a late restart and brushed the turn four wall, but won the United States Auto Club Sprint Car Feature at Eldora Speedway during Night #1 of the #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader Weekend.

Clauson, who started sixth, worked his way through to third through the first 20 laps of the A-Feature. As the leader raced through traffic with 10 laps to go, Clauson first passed Thomas Meseraull for second-place in turn four and then, one lap later, moved past leader C.J. Leary.

“We’ve been so close in the past, it was nice to get it done,” said Clauson, who scored his first USAC Sprint Car Series win at Eldora. “I almost gave it away there – I about put it in the fence there in turn four. It’s kind of tough because you’re really fast, but it’s because your banging the boards up there and sometimes you hit them a little too hard.”

Leary, from Greenfield, Indiana, was second, while Meseraull, Dallas Hewitt and Brady Bacon rounded out the top-five.

There was just one accident in the USAC Sprint Car A-Feature, as defending series champion, Robert Ballou, from Rocklin, California, tumbled in turn two and was hit by Jarett Andretti of Mooresville, N.C., which just three laps to go. Neither driver was injured.

The second half of the #LetsRaceTwo saw Kerry Madsen, who hails from Australia, but lives in Knoxville, Iowa, charge from the pole position to lead all 30 laps of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A-Feature.

“The car was unbelievable,” Madsen said. “It was a great win. The guys worked so hard. We’ve been pulling our hair out trying to get fast and it’s nice to get it done tonight. When I got to lapped cars, I couldn’t quite whip around them and had to change my line a bit. But it was a great win.”

Chad Kemenah, from Findley, Ohio, started 10th and finished a close second, while David Gravel, from Watertown, Connecticut pulled to third. Daryn Pittman was fourth and Kraig Kinser, who started 12th, was fifth.

Clauson finished 11th in his second race of the night.

During qualifying veteran Dave Blaney hit the turn one wall and flipped several times before his car landed in turn two.

He was transported via ground to a local hospital but was released later in the night.

The racing at Eldora continues on Saturday, May 7 with the Final Night of the #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader Weekend featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the USAC National Sprint Cars.

Admission gates will open at 2 p.m. (EDT), with hot laps 6 p.m. and a complete racing program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, by phone at (937) 338-3815 or at the box office at the race track. It’s $28 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.

The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63nd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

#LetsRaceTwo – Night 1 May 6, 2016

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Qualifying 1.83-Joey Saldana, 13.947; 2.22D-Cole Duncan, 14.097; 3.49-Brad Sweet, 14.168; 4.9-Daryn Pittman, 14.271; 5.1-Sammy Swindell, 14.312; 6.1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.312; 7.29-Kerry Madsen, 14.367; 8.5-David Gravel, 14.376; 9.99-Brady Bacon, 14.417; 10.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.426; 11.15-Donny Schatz, 14.478; 12.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.485; 13.71M-Dave Blaney, 14.493; 14.2-Shane Stewart, 14.501; 15.7-Paul McMahan, 14.515; 16.17W-Bryan Clauson, 14.547; 17.20W-Greg Wilson, 14.577; 18.71-Jamie Veal, 14.600; 19.41-Jason Johnson, 14.609; 20.49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.614; 21.82-Dusty Zomer, 14.672; 22.7S-Jason Sides, 14.705; 23.23-Trey Starks, 14.808; 24.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.827; 25.71MX-Paul May, 14.881; 26.1ST-Gary Taylor, 14.950; 27.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.007; 28.19M-Brent Marks, 15.044; 29.21-Cap Henry, 15.129; 30.07-Jacob Wilson, 15.131; 31.23X-DJ Foos, 15.132; 32.19-Paige Polyak, 15.185; 33.33M-Caleb Griffith, 15.200; 34.23C-Tyler Courtney, 15.315; 35.70-Danny Holtgraver, 15.347; 36.5T-Travis Philo, 15.357; 37.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.431; 38.97-Dean Jacobs, 15.447; 39.11N-Randy Hannagan, 15.538; 40.2X-Parker Price-Miller, 15.539; 41.1A-Jacob Allen, 15.545; 42.40-Caleb Helms, 15.654; 43.35-Stuart Brubaker, 16.152; 44.35X-Wes McGlumphy, 17.050; 45.57-Gary Edwards, 17.275;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 49-Brad Sweet[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 3. 83-Joey Saldana[1] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 6. 23-Trey Starks[6] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 8. 19M-Brent Marks[7] ; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan[10] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[11]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 22D-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 3. 82-Dusty Zomer[5] ; 4. 7-Paul McMahan[3] ; 5. 71-Jamie Veal[4] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 8. 23C-Tyler Courtney[8] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen[10] ; 11. 57-Gary Edwards[11]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[1] ; 2. 5-David Gravel[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 4. 2-Shane Stewart[4] ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides[6] ; 6. 20W-Greg Wilson[5] ; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[11] ; 9. 19-Paige Polyak[9] ; 10. 07-Jacob Wilson[8] ; 11. 71MX-Paul May[7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 4. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell[4] ; 7. 2X-Parker Price-Miller[10] ; 8. 23X-DJ Foos[8] ; 9. 41-Jason Johnson[5] ; 10. 35X-Wes McGlumphy[11] ; 11. 70-Danny Holtgraver[9]

Dash - (6 Laps) 1. 29-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[1] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[3] ; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart[5] ; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman[7] ; 7. 22D-Cole Duncan[6] ; 8. 49-Brad Sweet[8]

C-Feature - (10 Laps) 1. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 6. 2X-Parker Price-Miller[6] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen[5] ; 9. 35X-Wes McGlumphy[10]

B-Feature - (12 Laps) 1. 23-Trey Starks[1] ; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell[2] ; 3. 20W-Greg Wilson[4] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[3] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[13] ; 6. 19M-Brent Marks[5] ; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[6] ; 8. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan[15] ; 10. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[16] ; 11. 71MX-Paul May[8] ; 12. 23C-Tyler Courtney[11] ; 13. 19-Paige Polyak[14] ; 14. 33M-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 15. 07-Jacob Wilson[10] ; 16. 23X-DJ Foos[12]

A-Feature - (30 Laps) 1. 29-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 3. 5-David Gravel[4] ; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman[6] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[12] ; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart[5] ; 7. 20W-Greg Wilson[23] ; 8. 99-Brady Bacon[3] ; 9. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 10. 22D-Cole Duncan[7] ; 11. 17W-Bryan Clauson[13] ; 12. 49-Brad Sweet[8] ; 13. 7S-Jason Sides[18] ; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer[17] ; 15. 1ST-Gary Taylor[24] ; 16. 83-Joey Saldana[9] ; 17. 82-Dusty Zomer[11] ; 18. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[20] ; 19. 2-Shane Stewart[14] ; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell[22] ; 21. 71-Jamie Veal[19] ; 22. 7-Paul McMahan[15] ; 23. 41-Jason Johnson[25] ; 24. 23-Trey Starks[21] ; 25. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[16]

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USAC National Sprint Cars

Qualifying 1.63-Bryan Clauson, 16.611; 2.98E-Chad Boespflug, 16.805; 3.66-Thomas Meseraull, 16.867; 4.18X-Scotty Weir, 16.898; 5.23C-Tyler Courtney, 17.039; 6.17GP-CJ Leary, 17.068; 7.16-Dallas Hewitt, 17.122; 8.69-Brady Bacon, 17.125; 9.1-Robert Ballou, 17.267; 10.5-Justin Grant, 17.303; 11.17-Max McGhee, 17.420; 12.57-Shane Cottle, 17.547; 13.11-Dave Darland, 17.575; 14.63X-Kody Swanson, 17.646; 15.4J-Kevin Thomas Jr, 17.661; 16.18A-Jarett Andretti, 17.677; 17.15F-Aaron Farney, 17.719; 18.40-Chris Windom, 17.823; 19.10E-Jerry Coons Jr, 17.879; 20.50-Tony DiMattia, 17.952; 21.21-Carson Short, 18.136; 22.24L-Lee Underwood, 18.176; 23.46-Cody Gardner, 18.186; 24.41K-Cole Ketcham, 18.189; 25.32-Chase Stockon, 18.263; 26.24-Landon Simon, 18.395; 27.97-Bret Mellenberndt, 18.621; 28.96-Riley VanHise, 18.725; 29.29-Logan Jarrett, 18.736; 30.15-Brandon Whited, 18.760; 31.3R-Kyle Cummins, 18.811; 32.39-Matt Goodnight, 18.981; 33.10-Aric Gentry, 19.116; 34.52-Issac Chapple, 19.218; 35.38-Matt Westfall, 99.999;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 11-Dave Darland[3] ; 2. 1-Robert Ballou[4] ; 3. 21-Carson Short[1] ; 4. 63-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 5. 32-Chase Stockon[7] ; 6. 23C-Tyler Courtney[5] ; 7. 15F-Aaron Farney[2] ; 8. 10-Aric Gentry[9] ; 9. 29-Logan Jarrett[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 40-Chris Windom[2] ; 2. 98E-Chad Boespflug[6] ; 3. 17GP-CJ Leary[5] ; 4. 5-Justin Grant[4] ; 5. 63X-Kody Swanson[3] ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited[8] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ; 8. 52-Issac Chapple[9] ; 9. 24-Landon Simon[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 46-Cody Gardner[1] ; 2. 16-Dallas Hewitt[5] ; 3. 66-Thomas Meseraull[6] ; 4. 4J-Kevin Thomas Jr[3] ; 5. 17-Max McGhee[4] ; 6. 3R-Kyle Cummins[8] ; 7. 38-Matt Westfall[9] ; 8. 97-Bret Mellenberndt[7] ; 9. 10E-Jerry Coons Jr[2]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 57-Shane Cottle[4] ; 2. 69-Brady Bacon[5] ; 3. 18A-Jarett Andretti[3] ; 4. 18X-Scotty Weir[6] ; 5. 50-Tony DiMattia[2] ; 6. 41K-Cole Ketcham[1] ; 7. 96-Riley VanHise[7] ; 8. 39-Matt Goodnight[8]

B-Feature - (12 Laps) 1. 23C-Tyler Courtney[1] ; 2. 63X-Kody Swanson[3] ; 3. 17-Max McGhee[2] ; 4. 10E-Jerry Coons Jr[5] ; 5. 15F-Aaron Farney[4] ; 6. 50-Tony DiMattia[6] ; 7. 24-Landon Simon[10] ; 8. 3R-Kyle Cummins[14] ; 9. 41K-Cole Ketcham[8] ; 10. 32-Chase Stockon[9] ; 11. 15-Brandon Whited[13] ; 12. 38-Matt Westfall[18] ; 13. 96-Riley VanHise[12] ; 14. 24L-Lee Underwood[7] ; 15. 52-Issac Chapple[17] ; 16. 39-Matt Goodnight[15] ; 17. 10-Aric Gentry[16] ; 18. 97-Bret Mellenberndt[11]

A-Feature - (30 Laps) 1. 17GP-CJ Leary[2] ; 2. 66-Thomas Meseraull[4] ; 3. 16-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 4. 69-Brady Bacon[8] ; 5. 23C-Tyler Courtney[7] ; 6. 98E-Chad Boespflug[5] ; 7. 57-Shane Cottle[12] ; 8. 11-Dave Darland[13] ; 9. 63X-Kody Swanson[14] ; 10. 17-Max McGhee[11] ; 11. 32-Chase Stockon[23] ; 12. 40-Chris Windom[22] ; 13. 18X-Scotty Weir[3] ; 14. 4J-Kevin Thomas Jr[15] ; 15. 3R-Kyle Cummins[24] ; 16. 5-Justin Grant[10] ; 17. 15F-Aaron Farney[17] ; 18. 21-Carson Short[21] ; 19. 10E-Jerry Coons Jr[19] ; 20. 46-Cody Gardner[18] ; 21. 1-Robert Ballou[9] ; 22. 18A-Jarett Andretti[16] ; 23. 50-Tony DiMattia[20] ; DNF. 63-Bryan Clauson[6]

 

 

Attica Raceway Park
 

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Matt Irey just needed one little break Friday, May 6 at Attica Raceway Park on Bazell Fuels/Croghan Colonial Bank Night. He got it on a restart with just six laps to go.

The Mansfield, Ohio driver took advantage of leader Devin Shiels slight bobble on the cushion in turns three and four to drive into the lead. He then held off a late race rally by Shiels to score his second career win at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model division. It was the first race of the season for the Attica/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge.

“The car was good all night. I knew the top would be treacherous…I saw that cushion building and building and I saw him (Shiels) bobble and knew I had to go for it. I switched chassis this year and I love it,” said Irey beside his Sensmeier Oil, Fultz Fabrication, Sluss Realty and Robin Jackubic, Rod Eddleblute’s Garage backed machine.

“I have to thank my mom and dad too. Actually my mom is in Vegas tonight so she has missed both my wins now. I always tell her ‘maybe you should stay home, I have better luck,’” Irey joked.

In the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature Paul Weaver would utilize the high line to take the lead on lap 12, survived a couple of late race cautions and held off Kyle Capodice for his 34th career win in the division. Weaver leads the 305 sprint division in all-time wins at Attica.

“I got it right on the cushion 10 out of 25 laps. I saw that young kid (Capodice) behind me and I said to myself ‘he can’t win two in a row.’ Luck was on my side tonight. We changed the tires tonight…I couldn’t stand the other ones and I changed the top wing, and that helped a bunch,” said Weaver beside his M&L Excavating, Hampshire Racing Engines, Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance Center backed sprint car.

Fremont, Ohio’s Keith Sorg has been racing six years in the dirt trucks without a win. A couple of weeks ago he got his first at Fremont Speedway. He scored his second straight win Friday at Attica after a great battle with Cory McCaughey throughout the feature.

“It doesn’t get any better than this. That battle with Cory wore me out. I have to thank my mom and dad, Fremont Fence, Advance Auto, Westend Tire, M&L Excavating and Level Performance,” said Sorg.

Ryan Markham and Shiels brought the field to green for the 25-lap late model feature. Shiels would gain the advantage over Markham, Rob Anderzack, Cody Scott and Dave Hornikel. Action would grind to a halt when John Bores got out of shape in turn two with J.R. Gentry making contact and flipping onto the car of Ken Hahn. No one was hurt.

When the race resumed Shiels continued to lead Markham who had his hands full with Anderzack while Scott, Hornikel, Rick Bond and Irey gave chase. Rocky Owens would stop on the track with three laps in for another caution. On the restart Markham and Anderzack both applied pressure to Shiels with Scott, Bond, Hornikel and Irey in tow.

Markham continued to hound Shiels when a debris caution flew on lap 10. Meanwhile Irey, who started seventh, had worked his way to fourth. Another car on the move was Doug Drown. A late arrival at the track, Drown had started last in the B-main and won, and started the A-main in 16th and had worked his way to seventh by lap 10.

On the ensuing restart Shiels got a great jump while Markham had to deal with Anderzack and Irey. With 13 laps scored Markham was racing right on Shiels’ rear bumper. But, a costly stumble on the cushion in turn two on lap 16 by Markham allowed Shiels to get away as Anderzack raced into second.

With seven laps to go Shiels held a four car length lead while Anderzack, Irey, Markham and Drown waged an entertaining battle for second. Irey would move into second on lap 19 as Anderzack spun, collecting Drown. That would wipe out a comfortable lead for Shiels.

When the green flew, Shiels would make a costly error on the cushion in turns three and four as Irey drove into the lead with Markham taking second and Shiels moving back to third. As the laps wound down, Shiels and Markham began to close on Irey. Irey would hold them off for the win with Scott coming home fourth and Bond rounding out the top five.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature Trey Jacobs and Trevor Baker brought the field to green with Jacobs – who plans to run mostly 410 sprints this year – taking the lead. Seth Schneider would make contact with an infield tire on lap three to keep the field close.

On the restart Jacobs would continue to lead Baker while Kyle Capodice and Paul Weaver battled for third. Weaver would rim-rid into third on lap five and after a great battle with Baker, took second on lap 10 as Baker made contact with an infield barrier, ending his night.

When the green flew Weaver drove to Jacobs’ outside and would drive into the lead on lap 12 with Capodice staying close in third. Meanwhile Dustin Dinan had charged from his 13th starting spot to fourth with Dan McCarron, Dustin Stroup, Steve Rando and Jamie Miller giving chase.

Just as Weaver began to pull away, another caution would fly for Luke Griffith on lap 14. Jacobs would drive to Weaver’s inside on the restart with Capodice, McCarron, Dinan and Stroup staying close. Capodice would take second on lap 16 and closed on Weaver.

With just four laps to go Thomas Schinderle would stop setting up a four lap shoot out. Weaver would go right to the cushion on the restart with Capodice continuing to drive the bottom groove. The pair ran side by side to the end. Weaver would get the close victory with Jacobs settling for third and Dinan and McCarron rounding out the top five.

Sorg and McCaughey would lead the charge to the green in the 15-lap dirt truck feature. After an opening lap incident involving Brian Arnold and John Jones, the race would go green the rest of the distance.

McCaughey grabbed the early lead but Sorg applied pressure with Dustin Keegan and Brad Stuckey staying close. McCaughey and Sorg race each other clean and hard over the first eight laps until Sorg finally got past on lap nine.

Sorg would hold off McCaughey for his first career Attica win with Stuckey taking third over Keegan and Curt Inks.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 13 for the Eric Phillips 28th Anniversary Classic presented by American Powersports and Merrill Lynch. It will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service point night for the 410 sprints and a JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro for the 305 sprints as they vie for $1,000 to win thanks to Gressman Powersports. The UMP Late Models will also be in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com, follow the track on Twitter at twitter.com/atticaracewyprk and Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark.

Attica Raceway Park

Bazell Race Fuels/Croghan Colonial Bank Night

May 6, 2016

Starting position [*]

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 2. 41-Thomas Schinderle[5] ; 3. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[1] ; 4. 1X-Dustin Dinan[8] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 6. 27-Cody Gallogly[9] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 8. 7-Dylan Kingan[6] ; 9. 2L-Landon LaLonde[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 1XX-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 3. 18N-Frank Neill[4] ; 4. 66-Jamie Miller[8] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[2] ; 8. 6-Ray Thurston[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 6. 14-Rick Daugherty[2] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 8. 94K-Kevin Mingus[3]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 3. 45-Trevor Baker[3] ; 4. 87-Brian Gibbs[1] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 6. 44-Kyle Farmer[2] ; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[7] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[8]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 4. 27-Cody Gallogly[3] ; 5. 13-Jeremy Duposki[6] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[9] ; 8. 6-Ray Thurston[8] ; 9. 7-Dylan Kingan[7]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 3. 44-Kyle Farmer[4] ; 4. 14-Rick Daugherty[3] ; 5. 39C-Scott Riley[6] ; 6. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[7] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[10] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 3. 1XX-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 4. 1X-Dustin Dinan[13] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 8. 66-Jamie Miller[14] ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[18] ; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson[12] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[11] ; 12. 77I-John Ivy[15] ; 13. 4*-Tyler Street[19] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[21] ; 15. 25-Jason Keckler[17] ; 16. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[20] ; 17. 41-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 18. 44-Kyle Farmer[22] ; 19. 18N-Frank Neill[5] ; 20. 87-Brian Gibbs[16] ; 21. 45-Trevor Baker[2] ; 22. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[9]

Hard Charger: Paul Weaver +9

Summit Equipment UMP Late Models -

Qualifying

1.36-Matt Irey, 14.562; 2.15B-Mike Bores, 14.607; 3.71-Dave Hornikel, 14.771; 4.240-Doug Drown, 14.798; 5.92-Cody Scott, 14.800; 6.007-Rick Bond, 14.811; 7.29-Rocky Owens, 14.865; 8.48-John Bores, 14.993; 9.51-Devin Shiels, 14.998; 10.5M-Ryan Markham, 15.003; 11.1N-Casey Noonan, 15.052; 12.21-Larry Kingseed, 15.145; 13.8-Rob Anderzack, 15.190; 14.00-Mathew Chapman, 15.342; 15.RH21-Gregg Haskell, 15.465; 16.14-JR Gentry, 15.493; 17.03-Jim Gingery, 15.501; 18.27-Ken Hahn, 15.505; 19.95-Jerry Bowersock, 15.574; 20.97-Greg Walters, 15.591; 21.30-Nate Potts, 15.657; 22.12-Kent Brewer, 15.760; 23.12M-Bobby Michaels, 16.029; 24.6-Graeme Short, 16.134; 25.24-Jerry Aber, 16.186; 26.69R-Doug Baird, 16.476;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 36-Matt Irey[4] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 3. 29-Rocky Owens[3] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[5] ; 5. 97-Greg Walters[6] ; 6. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[7] ; 8. 12-Kent Brewer[8] ; 9. 6-Graeme Short[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 8-Rob Anderzack[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 3. 007-Rick Bond[4] ; 4. 14-JR Gentry[6] ; 5. 95-Jerry Bowersock[7] ; 6. 00-Mathew Chapman[1] ; 7. RH21-Gregg Haskell[5] ; 8. 12M-Bobby Michaels[8] ; 9. 24-Jerry Aber[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 92-Cody Scott[1] ; 2. 71-Dave Hornikel[3] ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[4] ; 4. 48-John Bores[5] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed[7] ; 6. 1N-Casey Noonan[6] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[8]

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

1. 240-Doug Drown[11] ; 2. 1N-Casey Noonan[3] ; 3. 00-Mathew Chapman[2] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 5. RH21-Gregg Haskell[5] ; 6. 30-Nate Potts[4] ; 7. 12-Kent Brewer[7] ; 8. 12M-Bobby Michaels[8] ; 9. 24-Jerry Aber[10] ; 10. 6-Graeme Short[9] ; 11. 69R-Doug Baird[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 36-Matt Irey[7] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 4. 92-Cody Scott[4] ; 5. 007-Rick Bond[6] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed[14] ; 7. 71-Dave Hornikel[5] ; 8. 1N-Casey Noonan[17] ; 9. 8-Rob Anderzack[3] ; 10. 15B-Mike Bores[10] ; 11. 95-Jerry Bowersock[13] ; 12. 240-Doug Drown[16] ; 13. 97-Greg Walters[15] ; 14. 00-Mathew Chapman[18] ; 15. RH21-Gregg Haskell[20] ; 16. 29-Rocky Owens[8] ; 17. 48-John Bores[9] ; 18. 14-JR Gentry[12] ; 19. 27-Ken Hahn[11] ; 20. 03-Jim Gingery[19]

Hard Charger: Casey Noonan +9

Dirt Trucks -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 5S-Brad Stuckey[1] ; 2. 4S-Keith Sorg[6] ; 3. 7F-Dana Frey[4] ; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[7] ; 6. 8KB-Kody Brewer[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 33-Brian Arnold[2] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 3. 22-Brandon Leighton[6] ; 4. 33W-Jeff Ward[5] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[3] ; 6. J7-John Jones[4]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 4S-Keith Sorg[3] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 3. 5S-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[9] ; 6. J7-John Jones[12] ; 7. 8KB-Kody Brewer[11] ; 8. 22-Brandon Leighton[4] ; 9. 33W-Jeff Ward[8] ; 10. 26-Kyle Lagrou[10] ; 11. 33-Brian Arnold[5]

Hard Charger: John Jones +6

 

 

Boyles Wins WAR at Lakeside

Kansas City, KS (May 5, 2016)-Taking over the top spot after leader Terry Babb broke an axle on lap 22, Clinton Boyles picked up his second straight Boss Chassis WAR Series win on Thursday at Lakeside Speedway. Polesitter Babb set the pace early as he was pressured by second-starting Ryan Kitchen and Zach Daum. Babb would lead the first three laps with Kitchen assuming command on lap four. The action was furious between Kitchen, Babb, Daum, Riley Kreisel, and Aaron Reutzel. Kitchen would lead laps four and five with Babb battling back and assuming control on lap six. Behind Babb, a torrid battle developed among Kitchen, Kreisel, Daum, Reutzel, and tenth starting Boyles. Babb would continue to lead while the battle continued for position behind him. The wild action would come to a halt on lap fourteen for TJ Muths, who took a vicious flip down the frontstretch. Muths would emerge from his badly damaged car, much to the delight of those in attendance. The action would be halted again before another lap could be completed as Wyatt Burks stopped on the frontstretch. Burks would be towed to the pits ending his evening. Once green again, Babb assumed command. He would remain in control over the next handful of laps as the action would again be halted for a Warren Johnson flip in between turns three and four. Babb again assumed control as the driver now on the move was Boyles, who had worked his way up to second from his tenth starting spot. With twenty one laps in the books, it appeared Babb was on his way to his second win of 2016 when an axle broke sending him into the turn two wall and ending his evening in the KCBJ Motorsports #8D. On the restart, Boyles took off running the high side with Kreisel on his bumper. Kreisel kept pace until the white flag lap when he got too high and nearly into the wall in turn one as Boyles moved on to his second win of 2016 in only his fifth career start with WAR in his Jesse Hockett Racing #77. Kreisel, in his first WAR start of 2016, was second in the Rick and Deb Smith-owned/R&K Express MRP with Engine Connection power. Kitchen was third, but would be disqualified after coming up light at the scales in his #21. This moved Reutzel up to third in his Blackened Motorsports #7JR. Danny Thoman, subbing in the Helm Racing #12 for the first time, was fourth with Daum rounding out the top five in the DKM Motorsports #75K. Moore would end up sixth as he was followed by Chris Parkinson, who came from sixteenth. Rounding out the top ten were JD Black, Zach Clark, and Kenny Potter. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will be in action on Saturday May 7 at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO as part of the 5th Annual Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown.

Boss Chassis WAR Series at Lakeside Speedway results 5/5/16 Hinchman Racewear Heat 1- 8 laps 1. 7JR-Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (4); 2. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (2); 3. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (4); 4. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (7); 5. 12-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO (9); 6. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (3); 7. 2-Zach Clark, Olathe, KS (6); 8. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (8); 9. 11R-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (5) Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat 2- 8 laps 1. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (3); 2. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (7); 3. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (1); 4. 75K-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (8); 5. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (4); 6.7L- JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (6); 7. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (9); 8. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (5); 9. 99-Michael Ell, Raymore, MO (2) Country Kids Daycare A-Main- 25 laps 1. 77-Boyles (10); 2. 90-Kreisel (5); 3. 7JR-Reutzel (4); 4. 12-Thoman (9); 5. 75K- Daum (3); 6. 51-Moore (6); 7. 65-Parkinson (16); 8. 7L-Black (12); 9. 2-Clark (14); 10. 55-Potter (11); 11. 99-Ell (17); 12. 8K-Leer (8); 13. 21C-Desselle (15); 14. 8D-Babb (1)-DNF; 15. 42-Johnson (13)-DNF; 16. 65M-Muths (7)-DNF; 17. 11R-Burks (18)-DNF; 18. 21-Kitchen (2)-DQ

 

 

Terry McCarl Claims Sprint Invaders Event in Oskaloosa!

(Bill W) May 4, 2016 – Terry McCarl led wire to wire to record his tenth career Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders win. The victory came at the Southern Iowa Speedway and was worth $1,500 for the Altoona, Iowa driver.

McCarl inherited the pole from John Schulz, who fell ill during the evening. While McCarl shot out to an early lead, last year’s winner at this event, Jamie Ball trailed him ahead of Wayne Johnson, Jarrod Schneiderman and Chris Martin.

McCarl was masterful in traffic, and by lap twelve, had six cars between himself and Ball. That lead evaporated at that point, however, when Ricky Montgomery got into the fence in lapped traffic and crashed hard. Though the car did not survive, Ricky was o.k.

When the green fell again, McCarl took off in clean air. Five laps later, Martin’s night came to an end when he shredded his left rear tire while running fourth. McCarl would pull away the final eight laps. A slip by Ball allowed Wayne Johnson to pass him for second late. Jarrod Schneiderman was fourth, while Jon Agan grabbed fifth in the last corner. Nate Van Haaften, Austin Johnson, hard-charger Josh Schneiderman, Ryan Jamison and Dave Getchell rounded out the top ten.

“I have to thank Don Long of Searsboro Telephone Company and Jaymie Moyle for this engine,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “This is actually a different one than the one we won the 360 Nationals with. I appreciate everyone coming out, and hope you had fun.”

“Our car was still not where we wanted to be,” said the second place Johnson. “The front end was flying really bad in dirty air and I just can’t steer the thing on entry. Jamie just messed up there late in the race and missed the rubber. I was close enough to capitalize on the deal, but other than that, he was better than us.”

“I just got a little conservative there at the end with the lapped cars,” said Ball. “Wayne Johnson just got the best of me. He has more experience and is a hell of a racer. To finish third to the likes of Terry and Wayne…I can’t hang my head too much about that. The car was excellent. I just lacked a little experience. Those guys have been racing longer than I’ve been alive.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders next event will be Wednesday, May 18 at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3) 2. 2c, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK (6) 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (2) 4. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (5) 5. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (9) 6. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (12) 7. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (7) 8. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (21) 9. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (13) 10. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (10) 11. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (17) 12. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (14) 13. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (11) 14. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (20) 15. 98, JC Bland, Springfield, IL (18) 16. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (16) 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4) 18. 83x, Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA (15) 19. 9m, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (8) 20. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (19) 21. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (1). Lap Leader: McCarl 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Jo. Schneiderman.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Terry McCarl (2) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (1) 3. Austin Johnson (4) 4. Dave Getchell (3) 5. Ryan Jamison (5) 6. Alan Zoutte (6) DNS – Josh Schneiderman

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Wayne Johnson (6) 2. Jamie Ball (3) 3. Ricky Montgomery (4) 4. Tim Moore (2) 5. Justin Buchholz (1) 6. Harold Pohren (7) 7. Rob Weuve (5)

Fraise Mowersports Heat three (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Chris Martin (1) 2. John Schulz (3) 3. Jon Agan (5) 4. Nate Van Haaften (6) 5. Damian Getchell (2) 6. JC Bland (4) 7. John Greenwood (7)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Jamie Ball (2) 2. Terry McCarl (6) 3. Chris Martin (1) 4. Jarrod Schneiderman (3) 5. Wayne Johnson (4) 6. John Schulz (5)

 

 

Tiner, Laney, Spainhoward, and Johnson Score at Keller Auto Speedway

(Hanford, CA)- A great night of racing on Friday night a the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA culminated with familiar faces finding victory lane as Steven Tiner, Cody Laney, Nick Spainhoward, and Steven Johnson each picking up wins in their respective divisions.

In the first of six Battle For the Milk Can events in the King of Kings Winged 360 series, it was déjà vu of the season opening event two weeks ago as Steven Tiner and Blake Robertson again battled for the top spot.

From the front row, Robertson would mash the throttle and set a torrid pace in clean air as race one winner, Steven Tiner began working his way forward from his second row starting position.

As Tiner worked his way by Craig Stidham and Gio Scelzi, he began to chase down Robertson who had built up over a second lead on a very well prepared Keller Auto Speedway surface. Robertson’s sizeable lead would see him get into traffic, and as he went to work, Tiner was able to close up the gap and make a bid for the lead.

With just over 10-laps to go in the race, Tiner would make a big time move in lapped traffic that would propel him to the lead, which he would never relinquish as he quickly distanced himself from the rest of the field en route to his second consecutive win at the Keller Auto Speedway.

Behind the leader, Stidham and Mitchell Faccinto would also make some moves in traffic as they worked into the second and third positions, as Scelzi was able to overtake Robertson for the fourth spot late in the race, as Robertson rounded out the Top-Five.

Robertson would get the night started off by setting fast time during qualifying time trials, as Scelzi and Steven Kent would each win heat races.

The IMCA Mods would put on a great show up front as Cody Laney and Paul Stone went toe-to-toe for the duration of the 20-lap A Main event. For much of the race it was Stone leading the way as Laney ran in his wake but it looked as if Stone would not be denied on this night.

In the race’s waning laps, Stone would dive low on the 3/8 mile track and Laney would commit to the high groove, and it would pay off for him as he was able to drive around Stone to take over the top spot as he went on to capture the win.

Stone would hang on to finish second as Roger Holder, Ethan Dotson, and Ricky Childress would round out the Top-Five.

Nick Spainhoward continues to be the man to beat in the IMCA Sport Mod division, but on Friday night he had his work cut out for him. After two dominating wins led him into Friday’s event, Spainhoward would battle Gary Dutton during an action pack feature event.

The two driver would run side by side for much of the night as Rick Diaz and Bryon Holder sat in the cat birds seat just behind the lead duo. Just as Laney did in the IMCA Mod feature, Spainhoward would also make the high side of the speedway work to his advantage as he cleared Dutton and picked up yet another IMCA Sport Mod feature event win.

Dutton would finish second as Diaz, Holder, and Matt Mayo also tallied Top-Five finishes.

Steven Johnson was the man to beat in the 20-lap Stock Car feature event as he would turn in a dominating performance that saw him win by over 2.5 seconds. Tory Patee would finish in the second spot, Mike Hill would finish third, Alan Mendes fourth, and Loren DeArmond would round out the Top-Five.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will take this weekend off before coming back with another action packed night of racing on May 13th with the second installment of the Battle For The Milk Can with the King of Kings Winged 360’s, as well as the IMCA Mods and IMCA Sport Mods.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Keller Auto Speedway by visiting the website at www.kellerautospeedway.com, by following us on Twitter @KellerAutoSpeed, or by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KingsSpeedwayOfficialSite. The Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230.

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO May 1, 2016

Submitted by: Dean Reichel

For Immediate Release-

The 2016 season of Sunday Night Thunder at Double-X Speedway roared to life Sunday night with some third generation drivers claiming the spotlight on the 1/4 mile oval. Cool temperatures did not keep away the die hard fans and race teams from opening night. First on the card was the Super Stock division with several drivers debuting new cars for the 2016 season. Claiming the first feature of the new season was third generation driver Cole Henson of Russellville, MO. Cole took the lead at the drop of the green and drove a masterful race to take the first checkered flag of the season. Henson survived a couple of yellow flag restarts and the challenge of his older brother Derek Henson in claiming the victory. Following the Henson brothers under the checker were hard charging John Clancy, Jr in third, Joe Miller in fourth and pole sitter Harlan Dowell in fifth. Dowell claimed the heat race to open the night.

The Hobby Stocks were the next on the order of events. California, MO driver Rudy Wirts claimed a popular victory, his first feature win in the division. Early race leader Mike Schrader claimed second, John Willard was third, Laura Atkinson claimed fourth and Chris Brockert rounded out the top five. Wirts also claimed the heat race in the division to sweep the night.

A large field of 600cc Winged Micro Sprints opened the year for the division. Another third generation shoe, Ayrton Gennetten put the rest of the field on notice that he is going to be a strong contender again this season with a convincing victory in the feature event. Gennetten's fleet #3 machine was followed under the checkered flag by Andy Bishop, Nick Rasa, Tom Curran and Jonathan Hughes in the top five. Kameron Key and Gennetten claimed the heat race victories.

The Winged Sprint Cars completed the card for the evening and it was Collinville, Oklahoma's Tyler Thomas claiming the feature in a wire to wire, green to checkered manner. It was no cake walk as Thomas and Jonathan Cornell were bumper to bumper as the class of the field Sunday night. Following these two hard chargers to the line were Corey Nelson in third, Taylor Walton in fourth and youngster Ben Brown capping a great opening night in fifth.

Racing continues every Sunday night at Double-X with next week honoring all mother's for Mother's Day. Be sure to follow us on Facebook on the Double-X Speedway page or by checking out www.xxspeedway.com

Double-X Speedway Results May 1, 2016

Super Stocks Feature 1. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 2. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 3. 8JR- John Clancy, Jr., California; 4. 43-Joe Miller, Centertown; 5. 29D-Harlan Dowell, Jr., Tipton; 6. 8UP- Jeff Offerman, California; 7. H3-Andrew Roark, Henley

Heat Race 1. Dowell; 2. C. Henson; 3. Roark; 4. D. Henson; 5. Miller; 6. Clancy; 7. Offerman

Hobby Stocks Feature 1. 2X-Rudy Wirts, California; 2. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 3. 1/2-John Willard, St. Joseph; 4. 4A-Laura Atkinson, Eldon; 5. 82-Chris Brockert, Versailles; 6. 10-Curtis Schaffer, Lincoln; 7. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 8. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home

Heat Race 1. Wirts; 2. Schrader; 3. Willard; 4. Brockert; 5. Atkinson; 6. Coffey; 7. Schaffer; 8. Wallingford

600cc Winged Micro Sprints Feature 1. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Versailles; 2. 42-Andy Bishop, Harrisburg, IL; 3. 26B-Nick Rasa, Marshall; 4. 11- Tom Curran, Kansas City, MO; 5. 67-Jonathan Hughes, Knoxville,IA; 6. 4-Braydon Cromwell, Lees Summit; 7. 8-Brian Lunsford, Marshall; 8. 22L-Marty Ballenger, Malta Bend; 9. 7R-Andy Rein, Kewaskum, WI; 10. 5-Paul Alberson, Marshall; 11. 7JRK-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 12. 7JR-Gregory Bledsoe, Sweet Springs; 13. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 14. 71S-Austin Schaeffer, Kansas City, MO

Heat 1 1. Key; 2. Rein; 3. Bishop; 4. Curran; 5. Hughes; 6. Cromwell; 7. Schaeffer Heat 2 1. Gennetten; 2. Bledsoe; 3. Lunsford; 4. Arnold; 5. Ballenger; 6. Alberson; 7. Rasa

Winged Sprint Cars Feature 1. 86-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville,OK;2. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 3. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 4. 44-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 5. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 6. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 7. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 8. 48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 9. 35-Dwayne Benson, Sweet Springs; 10. 8-Jeff Wingate, California; 11. 49-Tyler Elliott, California; 12. 8X-John Manley, California; 13. 31-Quinton Benson, Sweet Springs (DNS); 14. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack (DNS)

Heat 1 1. Thomas; 2. Wingate; 3. B. Elliott; 4. Paulus; 5. Blank; 6. Q. Benson (DNF); 7. Baker (DNS) Heat 2 1. Cornell; 2. Brown; 3.Nelson; 4. Walton; 5. T. Elliott; 6. D. Benson; 7. Manley (DNF)

 

 

BG Products Southern Sprintcar Series by TRUFUEL
Showtime Speedway
April 30, 2016

A-Main Results
1. 33 Dave Steele
2. 15 Shane Butler
3. 88 Sport Allen
4. 5 Mickey Kempgens
5. 55 Tommy Nichols
6. 79 Jason Kimball
7. 2 Clayton Donaldson
8. 63 Carlie Yent
9. J1 Michael Tharp
10. 18 Troy Thompson
11. 44 Gary Wiggins
12. 4 Travis Bliemeister
13. 14Jr Justin Appleby
14. 14 Richie Corr
15. 44p Bill Pettijohn
16. 59x John Inman -DNS

BG Products Heat #1 -
1. Dave Steele, 2. Tommy Nichols, 3. Sport Allen, 4. 63 Carlie Yent
5. 18 Troy Thompson, 6. J1 Michael Tharp, 7. 44 Gary Wiggins 8. 14jr Justin Appleby

TRUFUEL Heat #2
1) 5 Mickey Kempgens 2) 15 Shane Butler 3) 79 Jason Kimball 4) 2 Clayton Donaldson 5) 14 Richie Corr 6) 4 Travis Bliemeister 7) 44p Bill Pettijohn 8) 59x John Inman

 

 

Hibbard, Wauge, Braaten, Sine, And Corley Capture Cottage Grove Chamber Night Victories

By Ben Deatherage

 Cottage Grove, Oregon- After a weekend off due to bad weather the Cottage Grove Speedway was excited to get back to racing with gorgeous conditions in the forecast on Saturday April 30th. The historic ¼-mile clay oval would host Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Night and attract another great crowd along with a very full pit area. Five classes were scheduled for racing including the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, and Qaulity RV Repair Hornets.

When the Clark Printing Extreme Sprint feature got the green flag it was all Dave Hibbard from the get go. Hibbard, of Medford, was able to seize the lead on the initial start and go right to work on pulling away from the rest of the field. The only thing that would slow him down would be two red flag incidents that would bring everyone to a halt. But on the ensuing restarts Hibbard would retain the race lead each time and stayed out in front the entire distance to park his Hanson & Sons Trucking/Outlaw Powdercoating/Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators/Tangible Real Estate #3 Zeitler in victory lane.

Allison Journey, now residing in Boston, Massachusetts, would place second in her Journey Built Homes #4J KPC while finishing in third was the Faye Stewart for United States Senate/Cedric Ross Hayden for Oregon State Representative/M.D. Yearous Logging/Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law #5D KPC of Cottage Grove’s Patrick Dills. Anderson, California teenager Chelsea Blevins crossed the wire fourth, in her BC Motorsports/Ron Peters Cabinetry #1B entry, followed by the Double R Powdercoating/BC Motorsports/Rocket Designs #10 XXX of Don Waddell, from Roseburg, in fifth.

Dave Hibbard started the night off on the right note by setting fast time of the night while Chelsea Blevins was the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash winner. In heat race competition the victors would be Blevins and the Todd’s Autobody/Clark Printing/Double R Powdercoating/Fastenal #85 Maxim of Thurston’s Ricky Ashley.

A full field of IMCA Modifieds were in the house for their third race of the year and Mark Wauge would take full advantage of his front row starting position. The Rodgers Racing Engines/Hoppes Motorsports/Payroll Specialties Inc./Willamette Valley Bank #1M PCD, of Wauge, would successfully navigate the tricky track and build a sizable leads. Unfortunately for his sake the intervals would be erased due to so many cautions occurring in the feature. Nonetheless Wauge managed to master each and every restart and would go unchallenged to lead every single lap of the main event.

Steven Sturdevant of Springfield was the runner-up, in his Springfield Point S Tire Factory/KMC Wheels/Pyramid Brewing/Fastenal #11 X-Factor, while ending the night third would be Cottage Grove’s Curtis Towns chauffeuring the Superior Fuel Cells/West End Performance/BSB Manufacturing/Slicker Graphics #24 Superior. The rest of the top five would be made up of Kreg Britton, also of Cottage Grove, finishing fourth in the Eugene Mortgage Brokers/Commonwealth Financial Network/Aspen Chiropractic/Dot’s Trophy Shop #77 X-Factor while grabbing fifth was Jasper’s Eric Ashley in his Mackin Street Customs & RV’s/Absolute Air & Auto Repair/Furniture Options/A-1 Auto Supply #84 Shaw.

Mark Wauge was fastest in time trials while the victor in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash was the Payroll Specialties Inc./Lucas Oil Products/Hoppes Constructions #F1 PCD of Medford veteran Monte Bischoff. Heat race winners were Steven Sturdevant, Mark Wauge, and Curtis Towns.

The iMCA Sport Mod main event would be an absolute barn burner. Springfield ace Daniel Ray would get the initial lead on the first lap in his Brad’s Car Tunes/Quality RV Repair/D&L Truck Parts/MTD Motorsports #01 Harris. But Ray would get passed on the second lap by Andrew Mathers of Eugene. Mathers, in the Kiwi Fab/Ashley Family Racing #7M D&M and only in his second career Modified race, would lead the charge for the majority of the race.

The feature would come down to the final couple of laps as Central Point’s Jorddon Braaten began to reel Mathers in. The two cars would be neck and neck at the start finish line at the drop of white flag only for Braaten to edge Mathers out of the first set of turns. Braaten would secure the lead on the back straightaway to come across the line in first to win his second straight feature in the class for him and the Quench & Drench Car Wash/Miller Paint Company/Schaeffer’s Racing Oil/Advanced Door & Hardware #84 Dirt Works team.

Andrew Mathers was a respectable second place followed by the 1400 KNND AM/Vintage Inn Family Restaurant/D&D Automotive/Oregon Taxi #13 Shaw, of Cottage Grove’s Shawn Hand, in third. Gene Ashley, from Jasper, was fourth in his Ashley Family Racing/A-1 Auto Supply #85 entry while Daniel Ray ended his evening in fifth.

Andrew Mathers was the fastest qualifier and the Quality RV Repair/Springfield Point S Tire Factory/Fastenal/Matco Tools #51N Harris, of Springfield’s Jayson Nelson, was the winner in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash. Heat race victors included Jorrdon Braaten and Mathers.

A good crop of Street Stocks would assemble for the night with several new faces making their 2016 debuts. Matt King, now living in Springfield, would get to the front early in his Warp Graphix/Augustine Racing/King Family Racing #7K Oldsmobile Cutlass. King would get passed on lap two by Chris Sine and Sine would be incredibly fast, practically going unchallenged the rest of the way. A handful of cautions would bunch the field up but each time there was a restart Chris Sine would reestablish a commanding lead. Sine would get his second straight victory in the Murphy Plywood/Pure Romance by April/Pro Auto Racing #24 Camaro despite being one of the last cars to show up due to reassembling an engine.

Jasper’s Andrew Langan was second, in his D&L Truck Parts/A-1 Radiator/Api Paint Inc. #74 Chevelle, while behind him, in third, was the D&L Truck Parts/Robert Howell Logging/Dean Schultz Heating & Air/Cottage Grove Customs #85 machine of Evan Britton from Cottage Grove. The balance of the top five would consist of Coos Bay’s Daniel Land in fourth, driving his Augustine Racing/AMS Oil with Kerry Rouske/Shake N Burger/Les Schwab Tire Center #2D entry, with fifth going to Matt King.

Fast time of the night would belong to Evan Britton and getting the job done in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash was Coquille’s Steve Dubisar in his Lil’ Stinker Portable Toilets/West Coast Pressure Washing/Kyota & Luscombe Construction/Dave Chappelle Enterprises #10 Monte Carlo. Chris Sine would win the one and only heat race during the evening.

Last but not least the Quality RV Repair Hornets would put on a good show. Phoenix youngster Justin McCreadie put together an incredible performance in only his second time ever in a race car. The Big Time Paint/Jahnke Heating & Air Conditioning #15J Chevy Cavalier, of McCreadie, was the car to beat for a good number of laps. McCreadie would lead until lap seven but even then he would hang with the new leader, that leader was Westfir’s Josh Corley.

Corley would weave in and out traffic only for McCreadie and a couple others to stick right with him. A few stoppages would keep everyone close to Corley but the J&M Racing #7C Nissan 200SX was just a little bit better on the restarts. Corley would end the evening in the winner’s circle for the second straight occasion.

The George M Sutton RV/Castle Storage #80 entry of Harrisburg’s James McClure was second followed by Justin McCreadie in third. James Simmons, of Eugene, would place his It Works by Kayla Simmons/A+ Towing/This Little Light Of Mine Photography #16 machine in fourth followed by Cottage Grove’s Mike Simmons in fifth, driving the Kimwood Corporation/Industrial Finishes/It Works by Kayla Simmons/Quality RV Repair #1N Honda Prelude.

The Quantum Mechanics/Big B Tires #30 entry, of Springfield native K.C. Scott, was fast time of the night and Josh Corley was victorious in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash. The Fin’s Drive In #23 Toyota Echo of Marcola’s Anthony Wahto, Josh Corley, and Eugene’s Ray Nikzat, in his Rick L Racing machine, were the three heat race winners.

Cottage Grove Speedway returns to racing on Friday May 6th for the first Kage Kart race of the year after the original April 22nd event was rained out. General Admission is FREE and Pit Passes are $10.00 and Car and Driver fees will be $35.00. The Pit Gate will open up around 3:00 PM and the Pit Meeting is at 6:00 PM with Hot Laps and Racing to follow.

The ¼-mile will be back in action on Saturday May 6th with the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets on the card.

Tickets are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $10.00, Youth (6-12) - $5.00, Family Pass $30.00, and Children 5 or under are FREE. Pit Passes will be offered for $30.00 each. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to start around 6:30. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com and check out the track’s Facebook page and click “Like”.

 

Four New Winners Break into Victory Lane at Placerville Speedway

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By: Brad Kennedy
Placerville, CA – April 30, 2016…The third contested round of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship season saw a total of 68 cars sign into the pits amongst the 4 divisions on hand, and saw 4 new faces land in victory lane.
Twenty-Four Thompson's Auto Group Sprint Cars were in attendance and were greeted with an old-school slick surface to a thick cushion for the night's 25 lap feature. Outside pole sitter Mason Moore of Princeton, aboard his Geico Local Offices #x1, got the jump on the start and was never seriously challenged on the way to his first victory of the season. Logan Seavey finished second over Tyler Seavey, Matt Peterson, and Jimmy Trulli.
"Everything is falling into place and working well for us this season", remarked Moore in victory lane. "(Car Owner) Alan Bradway wasn't all that pleased with my efforts in qualifying, but we put it all together in the heat race to put us in the re-draw, which put us on the front row for the feature. It feels great to win. I'm very fortunate to have Geico Local Offices and Econo Lube N' Tube on board with the F&F Racing Team." 04_30_2016_251w
Andy Gregg was the evening's Fast Qualifier and picked up the Adco Driveline & Custom Exhaust bonus. Heat Races were won by Kyler Shaw, Logan Seavey, and Greg DeCaires, while the AL Driveline Hard Charger was Adam Walters, who improved 5 positions from his 22nd starting spot.
Only nine Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models were on hand for the night, but the 20 lap feature was a thrilling one that saw pole sitter Will McMillan spin in turn 1 and then collected third place starter Ryan McDaniel, as well as Jay Bryant and Ryan Peter. However, McDaniel tagged the tail of the field and by lap 4 had moved back to third, then took advantage of a spin on the ensuing restart by leader Wayne Trimble. McDaniel slid new race leader Eddie Gardner for the lead in turn 1 on lap 9, then ran away from the field over the course of the final few laps to win his first of the year at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds over Mike Lightfoot, Jay Norton, Trimble, who rebounded for 4th, and Gardner.
"We got lucky after getting tangled up on the start", Ryan said following the race. After driving through the field back to the front in just five laps, McDaniel admitted that the incident on the opening lap lit a fire under him. "I was pretty upset after that first lap. But, it feels good to win last night at Chico, and then again tonight. I'll take it."
Will McMillan won the lone heat race, while Mike Lightfoot earned the RMI Hard Charger Bonus with his 2nd place finish after starting 7th.
A stout field of 22 Jay's Mobile Welding Pure Stocks took the green for the 20 lap feature, but it was outside front row starter Dan Smith of Vacaville who led all 15 laps of the curfew shortened feature. Smith fended off multiple advances of both Scott Grunert and Russ Murphy until late race contact ended Grunert and Murphy's bid for victory. Despite multiple cautions that shortened the event, it was Smith who ended up in victory lane over Greg Rayl, Dave Silva, Travis Emery, and Dan Jinkerson to round out the top five.
04_30_2016_193awIn the winner's circle, Smith was happy with his first victory. "It feels good to finally put all the laps together in the main to win. I have to thank all my sponsors, BRC Race cars, Vick's Harbor Machine, and Oates' Country Store for all their support."
Orville Owens, Smith, and Scott Grunert were heat race victors while Greg Rayl earned the RMI Hard Charger Bonus by starting 18th and finishing second.
For their first visit to Placerville in the 2016 season, 13 IMCA Sport Mods took to the 1/4 mile, with 6th starting Brian Cooper of Yuba City aboard his Friesen Chevrolet #17c winning the shortened event. Cooper inherited the lead and the victory on lap 12 after his brother Todd Cooper made contact with the infield berm trying to avoid the spun lapped car of Lonnie Leonard. Despite having led the majority of the race, Todd Cooper's night was over with rear suspension damage. For Brian Cooper, the win came over Howard Law, Dave Gibson, Alan Furuta, and Chuck Golden, who were the top five finishers.
"My brother Todd had the race won", Brian Cooper said wistfully, on the front stretch after. "Unfortunately, his night came to an abrupt end trying to avoid contact with the lapper, which gave me the win. Obviously, it didn't end the way he wanted it to, but it gave us good notes on the race track and what the cars liked and didn't like. Now we have a good baseline set up that can be used for next time."
04_30_2016_213Heat races were taken by Raymond Benkowski and Cooper, while the RMI Hard Charger was awarded to 5th place feature finisher Chuck Golden who improved 7 positions during the race.
Racing action returns again next Saturday, May 7th, to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds with the second scheduled Placerville Posse event, featuring the normal three classes as well as the second visit of the year by the BCRA Midget Lite division. Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
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Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.

 

 

Young rising star Michael “Buddy” Kofoid races to first career Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo win on Friday night

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – April 29, 2016…Up until two weeks ago 14-year-old Outlaw Kart graduate “Buddy” Kofoid had never even competed at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. The Penngrove, CA competitor then returned this past Friday night and thrilled the crowd by becoming the youngest winner on Ocean Sprints history.

Kofoid is currently in his first full season of Winged 360 Sprint Car racing in the Golden State and will be common sight at the Ocean Speedway this year. The victory on Friday came aboard the Dan Simpson Racing/ DES Inc. No. 4s machine. It also marked the first California Winged Sprint car triumph for car owner Dan Simpson.

“This is such an awesome feeling right now I don’t even know what to say,” said Kofoid on the front stretch. “I really focused on hitting my marks once I found the rubber and tried to keep my composure during all the yellow flag periods. I want to thank Dan Simpson, my parents and everyone that works so hard on this car. I’m really at a loss for words right now. I can’t believe we got it done tonight and couldn’t be happier.”

Fremont’s Shane Golobic led a number of laps early on and had challenges from Easton’s Tommy Tarlton. Tarlton’s bid at taking the lead though came up just short, as contact between the two resulted in the No. 21 Sprinter suffering damage and forcing him to the work area. Golobic would then lead the race until Kofoid was able to make a great move off turn four to take command. The two-time Ocean Sprints champ stayed close the remainder of the race and came home second at the stripe.

Salinas, CA driver Jason Chisum put together one of the finest runs of his Sprint Car by charging from 10th to third in the feature. It was great to see Chisum have a strong run, as he and his team are some of the biggest supporters of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. Fresno’s Kyle Shaw also had a strong night, setting the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award to begin the evening and then capping it with a fourth place finish in the A-main. Oakdale’s Shawn Conde was impressive in the feature and rounded out the top five in the 30-lapper after starting 11th. For Conde it was just his second ever Ocean Sprints start.

Rounding out the top-10 were Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Stockton’s Brad Furr, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe and Salinas, CA’s Jeremy Chisum.

A-main finish: 1. 4s Buddy Kofoid, 2. 22 Shane Golobic, 3. 25Z Jason Chisum, 4. 92 Kyler Shaw, 5. 91c Shawn Conde, 6. 9j Dustin Golobic, 7. 2 Brad Furr, 8. 88 Koen Shaw, 9. 33 Lucas Ashe, 10. 8 Jeremy Chisum, 11. 55 Danny Malfatti, 12. 6 Jimmy Christian, 13. 4 Burt Foland Jr., 14. 21 Tommy Tarlton, 15. 34 Darrell Taylor, 16. 99 Tony Gualda, 17. 72w Kurt Nelson, 18. 73 Craig Frandsen, 19. 10 Anthony Simone

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to action this coming Friday night for round three.

The Ocean Sprints & Ocean Speedway is held under the management of Prentice Motorsports Group, which also operates the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos & the All Star Modified Tour.

The Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Flowmaster, Budweiser and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

 

 

Kyle Hirst Triumphant at Last at The Bradway Memorial
By: Jacob Perkins & Elijah Jones
Rico Abreu started the night out with the fastest lap around the Silver Dollar Speedway with a lap of 11.849. He earned $1000 cash courtesy of Kyle Larson Racing, Manny & Gloria Avilla, Petesen Media, Mancamp Motorsports, John Luther, and David Anderson.
Rico Abreu, Willie Croft, Andy Forsberg, and Sean Becker claimed heat race victories. Each heat winner earned $500 cash courtesy of Rico Abreu Racing, plus a Right Rear Tire & Five Sleeves of tear offs courtesy of Hoserville, and a small trophy to give to a young fan in the grandstands courtesy of Arnolds for Awards, Inc.
Sean Becker won the dash & claimed $1000 cash from Rico Abreu Racing. Justyn Cox was victorious in the last chance qualifier & earned $1000 cash also courtesy of Rico Abreu Racing.
The A-Main Event saw Kyle Hirst hold of Sean Becker in a thrilling race and finish. The victory was Hirst's first win behind the wheel of the Tarlton Motorsports #21X and his first triumph in the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial. Becker would cross the line second in the Menne Motorsports #75. With the Abreu Vineyards #24 of Rico Abreu rounding out the podium in the third spot. Kyle Hirst pocketed a minimum of $4500 for his efforts behind the wheel. Justin Sanders had a solid run in the 4th position. Willie Croft scored a top five finish with his 5th place effort. While Shane Golobic finished 6th, Bud Kaeding 7th, Justyn Cox 8th, Jonathan Allard 9th, and DJ Netto Rounded out the Top Ten.
Cory Eliason picked up the $1000 hard charger award courtesy of Rico Abreu Racing. Eliason started in the 18th spot and passed seven cars to finish 11th. Richard Brace Jr. was awarded the $300 Hard Luck Award after suffering from Engine problems in the B-Main event. That award came courtesy of Dan & Laurel Belton.
The King of the West Sprint Car Series returns to action next Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway for points race #3. The tour will be back at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday June 4th for the fourth annual David Tarter Memorial.
26th Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Results – Silver Dollar Speedway April 30th
33 – Cars
Fast time: Rico Abreu 11.849
Heat one: 1. 24 Rico Abreu, 2. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 3. 88N D.J. Netto, 4. 19W Keith Bloom Jr., 5. 25 Bobby McMahan, 6. 0 Bud Kaeding, 7. 49 Mike Monahan, 8. 30 Casey McClain
Heat two: 1. 29 Willie Croft, 2. 21X Kyle Hirst, 3. 11 Roger Crockett, 4. 68 Chase Johnson, 5. 31C Justyn Cox, 6. 8 Jim Richardson, 7. 2R Richard Brace Jr., 8. M21 Kalib Henry
Heat three: 1. 92 Andy Forsberg, 2. 22 Shane Golobic, 3. 5H Cory Eliason, 4. 21P Robbie Price, 5. 22A Cori Andrews, 6. 7K Kenny Allen, 7. 87JR Tim Sherman Jr., 8. 12 Jarrett Soares
Heat four: 1. 75 Sean Becker, 2. 3C Jonathan Allard, 3. 17 Justin Sanders, 4. 19 Colby Copeland, 5. 00 Jason Statler, 6. 5V Seth Nunes, 7. 98 Sean Watts, 8. 15 Pat Harvey
Dash: 1. 75 Sean Becker, 2. 92 Andy Forsberg, 3. 29 Willie Croft, 4. 21x Kyle Hirst, 5. 22 Shane Golobic, 6. 17 Justin Sanders, 7. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 8. 24 Rico Abreu
LCQ: 1. 31C Justyn Cox, 2. 0 Bud Kaeding, 3. 5 Bobby McMahan, 4. M21 Kalib Henry, 5. 00 Jason Statler, 6. 12 Jarrett Soares, 7. 49 Mike Monahan, 8. 98 Sean Watts, 9. 5V Seth Nunes, 10. 30 Casey McClain, 11. 8 Jim Richardson, 12. 22A Cori Andrews, 13. 87JR Tim Sherman Jr. 14. 15 Pat Harvey Jr. 15. 7K Kenny Allen, 16. 2R Richard Brace Jr.
A-main: 1. 21X Kyle Hirst, 2. 75 Sean Becker, 3. 24 Rico Abreu, 4. 17 Justin Sanders, 5. 29 Willie Croft, 6. 22 Shane Golobic, 7. 0 Bud Kaeding, 8. 31C Justyn Cox, 9. 3C Jonathan Allard, 10. 88N D.J. Netto, 11. 5H Cory Eliason, 12. 11 Roger Crockett, 13. 19 Colby Copeland, 14. 68 Chase Johnson, 15. 21P Robbie Price, 16. 19W Keith Bloom, 17. 25 Bobby McMahan, 18. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 19. M21 Kalib Henery, 20. 92 Andy Forsberg, 21. 12 Jarrett Soares, 22. 00 Jason Statler

 

It's Jimmy Kouba Up Top At Cedar Lake In Traditional Sprints New Richmond, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (4-30-16)

Different track, similar results to complete the double header weekend in late April. There is no substitute for experience, and Jimmy Kouba of Byron, Minnesota likely has more laps in a sprint car than all of the rest of the field combined. Granted a vast majority of those are in a winged sprint, but on a cold, windy spring evening at the Cedar Lake Speedway the veteran racer picked up his second career Traditional sprint car victory at the western Wisconsin dirt track and fifth over all in this popular series. Kouba started the 25 lap feature outside front row next to his son Jake. At the drop of the green, he planted his familiar number 2K sprinter up top and went to work. Following an early caution with one lap in the books, the race ran 24 laps nonstop to the checkers and in the end another very experienced racer, Jimmy Kouba, pulled into Rock Auto Victory Lane to celebrate his first win of the season. Also of interest, Jimmy Kouba was the 1997 Cedar Lake Speedway track champion in the winged sprint division.

With (19) Traditional sprint cars on hand, three heat races saw Jake Kouba, Jason Schill and Brian VanMeveren run up front. Schill, who has raced super stocks, modifieds and late models over the years at CLS, was making his fourth start ever in a sprint car and hadn't sat in one for a few years. Schill was subbing for Jeff Pellersels and ran strong to hold off Mike Mueller for his first-ever heat race win in this division. His pole-to-checkers triumph wasn't quite enough though, as he ended up fifth in passing and finishing points to just miss the top four redraw. The redraw saw the son and father combo of Jake and Jimmy Kouba in row one with young James Giossi and VanMeveren in row two for the feature. All three 10 lap heat races ran caution-free.

On the initial start attempt to get the feature race underway, 2014 champion Cam Schafer, who was making his season debut in the Tommy Kamrath sprinter, was called for jumping the start and put back two rows. The next attempt was good and the race went green. Only one lap was in the books when rookie driver Bryan Roach spun sideways in turn two. There would be no more cautions after that for a long green flag sprint to flagman Jeff Stacken's checkers. Jimmy Kouba jumped up top on both ends of the track and drove into the lead, a lead he would not relinquish. However, in the closing laps as the leaders approached traffic, James Giossi closed in on Kouba to make it close in the end. A winded Jimmy Kouba stated to several fellow competitors after the race that he was about "ready to fall out of the seat" after working hard on the 3/8 mile high-banked dirt oval. Giossi, who also won last July at CLS on the big WoO weekend along with Jimmy Kouba, came up a few car lengths short at the finish. Mike Mueller was strong in third ahead of Jake Kouba and three-time series champion Rob Caho, Jr. to complete the top five. Sixteen of the eighteen starters finished with only one car lapped in what truly is a very competitive division. Last week's feature winner Jeremy Kerzman along with Scott Brandt advanced the most positions in the main event (6).

The UMSS Traditional sprints will take the Mothers Day weekend off and return to action at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday night May 14. One of the largest crowds of the season is typically on hand for the extremely popular School Bus Night, as the Traditional sprints will have the opportunity to put on another entertaining race in front of a big crowd that night. GRP Motorsports will be adding some money to the purse for this show. Check out the schedule, results, points and other news for the Traditional Sprint Car Series on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the blue logo or follow us on Facebook. See you on May 14 at Cedar Lake, as a few more Traditional sprints should be ready to make their season debut.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway April 30, 2016 (Race #5)

Rock Auto A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[2]; 2. 11-James Giossi[3]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller[6]; 4. 6-Jake Kouba[1]; 5. 78-Rob Caho Jr[7]; 6. 81-Rick Kobs[9]; 7. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[4]; 8. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[14]; 9. 69S-Jon Lewerer[12]; 10. 7B-Scott Brandt[16]; 11. 22-Jason Schill[5]; 12. 95-Kevin Bradwell[15]; 13. N1-Ty Sampair[11]; 14. 14-Cam Schafer[10]; 15. 99-Bryan Roach[17]; 16. 29-Hunter Custer[8]; 17. (DNF) 16-Anna Hippe[13]; 18. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[18]; DNS 12W-Kyle Wehking

Lap Leader: Jimmy Kouba 1-25. Cautions: (1) for 99 spin turn 2 with 1 lap scored, race then ran 24 laps nonstop! Initial start called back when 14 jumped and was penalized two rows.

GRP Motorsports Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba[1]; 2. 11-James Giossi[5]; 3. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer[2]; 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[3]; 6. 7B-Scott Brandt[6]; 7. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[7]

Lap Leaders: Lewerer 1-3, Jake Kouba 4-10. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 22-Jason Schill[1]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 3. 29-Hunter Custer[4]; 4. 81-Rick Kobs[5]; 5. 95-Kevin Bradwell[3]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach[6]

Lap Leader: Schill 1-10. No cautions.

Meeks Video Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[2]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[5]; 3. 14-Cam Schafer[1]; 4. N1-Ty Sampair[3]; 5. 16-Anna Hippe[4]; 6. (DNF) 12W-Kyle Wehking[6]

Lap Leader: VanMeveren 1-10. No cautions. 12W broke torque tube, done for the night.

 

 

CLARKE SPARKS TO WIN 50-LAPPER

Official release: Valvoline Raceway April 30, 2016

Adam Clarke stormed to his first ever Carline Automotive 50-Lapper victory at Valvoline Raceway to avenge the disappointment of having one previously slip from his fingers.

“I’ve led this race before until turn three on the final lap and got beaten so this one makes up for that. It’s great to finally get a win in this race. It means a lot to me and our team,” grinned the four times Aussie champ.

For Clarke it was particularly sweet to defeat his archrival Nathan Smee.

“I made the mistake of showing him the inside line,” Smee lamented, “Clarkie’s a smart driver and the minute I got down there he saw me. From then on I knew it was going to be really tough.”

Smee and Clarke may well have chased home Kiwi Michael Pickens had the Australian champion not tangled with a spun lapped car whilst leading handsomely earlier in the race.

Pickens was ripping through turns three and four on lap 28 in the Sirrom Racing King Chassis when he encountered a spun car that he unfortunately slammed into and rolled over.

“When you have these cars committed to a slide they’re really difficult to just pull up and turn in the opposite direction,” Pickens explained from the crash scene, “it’s just one of those things that happens in racing. I’m disappointed for Brett Morris and our team that it ended this way.”

Race leaders early were the impressive (Speedcar) rookie Jackson Delamont who did a superb job on debut showing similar potency to his usual Saturday night escapades in his Ultimate Sprintcar and Queenslander Scott Doyle in the Bob Smith owned #3 entry.

It was Michael Stewart though who stood the biggest chance to cause a major upset after taking the lead in the Howard Revell #2 Berco tribute car on lap eight.

The Bungendore second-generation youngster held sway until lap eighteen before Pickens eventually passed him and then Clarke and Smee smuggled by.

Stewart would eventually run a tremendous third place in a result that clearly delighted him.

“This is such a great result for our team and for Howard Revell who we honoured tonight, I’m so happy to get a podium finish behind Adam and Nathan.”

Matt Smith smoked from the ninth row of the grid just ahead of Smee and Clarke to eventually run fourth in the #70 Precision Air entry that was wheeled by American Brady Bacon during the Australian title.

Darren Jenkins was also rapid to finish fifth ahead of the impressive Jackson Delamont in sixth, Aidan Corish’s solid drive for seventh, Marulan (NSW) teenager Braydan Willmington in eighth, WA teenager Nick Rowe in ninth, Newcastle charger Dean Meadows in tenth and Wollongong’s Gary Rooke placed as the final finisher in eleventh.

DNF’s were unfortunately Matt Jackson, Reid Mackay, Paul Murphy, Troy Jenkins, Michael Pickens, Todd Waddell, Paul Farrell, Scott Doyle, Anthony Chaffey, Hayden Williams and Rodney Harders.

Jay Hall’s impressive debut in the #98 car ended in bruising fashion with a hard flip on the main straight that left him feeling the effects shortly after.

Anthony Chaffey too took a ride on the wild side after contact with Troy Jenkins on the back straight. Jenkins continued for many laps in a herculean drive to overcome the effects of a broken left front shock mount in the BOC Gases Toyota.

Livewire NZ gasser Hayden Williams had a brutal night in the CJR Mopar Stanton with a scary moment in his first heat when the steering wheel came off in his hands as sped through turn three and four.

Williams ploughed head first into the main straight wall but fortunately emerged OK. The night didn’t improve however with a roll on the main straight when he got caught up with Jenkins and Chaffey’s crash in the A-Main.

1. Adam Clarke 2. Nathan Smee 3. Michael Stewart 4. Matt Smith 5. Darren Jenkins 6. Jackson Delamont 7. Aidan Corish 8. Brayden Willmington 9. Nick Rowe 10. Dean Meadows 11. Gary Rooke 12. Matt Jackson DNF 13. Reid Mackay DNF 14. Paul Murphy DNF 15. Troy Jenkins DNF 16. Michael Pickens DNF 17. Todd Waddell DNF 18. Paul Farrell DNF 19. Scott Doyle DNF 20. Rodney Harders DNF 21. Jay Hall DNF 22. Anthony Chaffey DNF 23. Hayden Williams DNF 24. Jaimie McKinlay DNF

Sydney veteran David Doherty rammed home another main event win at home base with a consistent performance on the fast groove to hold out hard charging central coast racer Ryan Fenech in second place and the ever-improving Bruce Mackenzie in third.

Mackenzie pinched the final spot on the podium from Darryl Grimson ahead of Michael Hickey and Katelyn Hickey over seventh placed Anthony Vysma.

1. David Doherty 2. Ryan Fenech 3. Bruce McKenzie 4. Darryl Grimson 5. Michael Hickey 6. Katelyn Hickey 7. Anthony Vysma 8. Ron Pyne DNF 9. Ben Nicastri DNF 10. Nathan Disney DNF

The Lightning Sprint A-Main was won by “the flying Fish” Darren Salmon to lead home Matt Reed in second place and teenager Matt Geering in his final race in that class at VR before moving into Ultimate Sprintcars next season.

1. Darren Salmon 2. Matt Reed 3. Matt Geering 4. Dean Eden 5. Rodney Waters 6. Brett Davies 7. Scott Moir 8. Shane Cooper 9. Chris Davis 10. David Atwood

 

 

Heath Caps Fantastic Opening Night with Win

4/30/16

Alger, WA – Colton Heat capped a fantastic night of racing at Skagit Speedway with a win in the 360 division to win the opening race of the 2016 season. Thrilling racing occurred in all four classes, with Logan Forler winning the Sportsman Sprints, Kevin Smith beating his brother Rick for a win in the High Society Modifieds and Brian Michelson achieving a seven year dream by winning the Outlaw Tuners.

A slick and wide surface awaited the 360 Sprints for their 25 lap feature and on the initial start, Eric Fisher beat Heath out of turn two to take the lead. A yellow for a spinning Greg Hamilton brought the field to a complete restart, and this time Heath would beat Fisher out of turn two to grab the point. Colton executed his game plan of racing in clean air in the high groove while using the bottom to slide past slower traffic, as the race behind him for second intensified, as Travis Jacobson and Jason Solwold diced in and out of traffic in pursuit of second. Both drivers eventually passed Eric who encountered mechanical trouble and dropped from the contest. A lap 17 yellow for a slowing Michael Bollinger bunched the field together for one last restart, but Colton would get away from Travis before a little traffic hindered him at the end and allowed Jacobson to close within five or so car lengths. Heath would pick the correct lines consistently and parked his car in victory lane for the win with Jacobson and Solwold taking second and third. Heat race winners were Jacobson and Bollinger. Time trials on the evening were cancelled due to scoring loop malfunction, so all cars lined up via pill draw for heats.

The thrills continued in the Sportsman Sprint main event, as Bill Rude worked to fend off ASCS star Logan Forler who came to town running Doug Rutz’ potent ride. Forler was all over Rude, but the former track champ was up to the challenge until lap 11 when he spun by himself in turn two, handing the lead to Logan. The race was marred by stoppages after that, as the race halted four more times before track officials deemed a lap 24 green white checkered restart would be the last restart of the race. Forler would bring the field back to green slowly, and the field stacked up behind him with the result being a red flag that ended the race one lap early and gave Logan the victory. Greg Otis capped a strong night with second and Steve Parker ended up third. Otis, Roger Oudman and Derek Roberts won the heat.

The Smith Brothers brought their sibling rivalry to the High Society Modified division for a 25 lap main and as the dust settled, it was Kevin coming out on top of Rick. Rick held point for the first five laps until losing the handle on the outside of turn four, allowing Kevin to take the lead. Kevin held the lead for the next twelve laps while Rick drifted back as far as fifth before finding a good line around the outside of the speedway and working back up to third. Following a Carl Franssen spin on lap 18, the field bunched up for a Delaware style restart where Rick would blast around the outside of Mel Decker and brother Kevin to take the lead. Kevin rallied back down low and would go side by side with Rick until lap 22 when he slid past him to retake the top spot. Rick returned the favor back to Kevin by again putting his right rear on the cushion and claiming the lead on lap 23. Kevin (who mentioned in victory lane that he’d lost braked around lap 15) then barreled deep into the first turn on the 24th lap and took his brothers line away by washing up high, securing the lead for the final time coming to the white flag. In the end, the large Skagit Speedway crowd cheered both brothers as they came to a 1-2 finish, followed by Decker in third. Kevin and Lawrence O’Conner won the heats.

Brian Michelson has been racing an Outlaw Tuner at Skagit Speedway full time since 2009 and on opening night of 2016, picked up his first career win by leading all 17 laps of the feature. Eric Thibert ran second with Brandon Berg taking third. Berg and Clint Meins won the heats, with Meins challenging Michelson in the main event until encountering mechanical gremlins.

360 Sprint Cars Heat 1 – Travis Jacobson, Greg Hamilton, Colton Heath, Jason Solwold, Luke Didiuk, Bud Ashe, Steve Reeves, Daniel Cernich Heat 2 – Michael Bollinger, Logan Forler, Eric Fisher, Lawrance Kirkham, Nate Vaughn, Justin Youngquist, Cale Brooke, Trevor Cook Main – Colton Heath, Jacobson, Solwold, Forler, Ashe, Hamilton, Youngquist, Vaughn, Didiuk, Cook, Brooke, Fisher, Bollinger, Kirkham, Reeves, Cernich Lap Leaders – Heath 1-25

Sportsman Sprint Cars Heat 1 – Greg Otis, Logan Forler, James Bundy, Paul Burdick, Chris Ochs, Julian Fuentes, Freddie Vela Heat 2 – Roger Oudman, Devin Barnes, Glenn Reinstra, Victoria Cantu, Clayton Sibley, Dave Mead Heat 3 – Derek Roberts, Bill Rude, Bert Johnson Jr, Steve Parker, Adam Hinds Main – Logan Forler, Otis, Parker, Bundy, Johnson Jr, Lyon, Cantu, Mead, Ochs, Rude, Sibley, Fuentes, Barnes, Burdick, Oudman, Hinds, Roberts, Reinstra Lap Leaders – Rude 1-10 Forler 11-24

High Society Modifieds Heat 1 – Kevin Smith, Rick Smith, Mel Decker, Louis Nutter, Mike Knox Jr Heat 2 – Lawrence O’Conner, Branden Nutter, Tyler Ketchum, Jeff Jansma, Becky Boudreau, Tom Warner, Carl Franssen Main – Kevin Smith, R Smith, Decker, Knox Jr, Franssen, L Nutter, Warner, Boudreau, Ketchum, Jansma, B Nutter, O’Conner Lap Leaders – R Smith 1-5 K Smith 6-18 R Smith 19-21 K Smith 22 R Smith 23 K Smith 24-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Brandon Berg, Eric Thibert, Brian Michelson, Dan Butenschoen, Kevin Reuter Heat 2 – Clint Meins, Jack Desrosier, Vance Hibbard, Dalton Taylor Main – Brian Michelson, Thibert, Berg, Butenschoen, Reuter, Meins, Desrosier, Hibbard Lap Leaders – Michelson 1-17

 

 

Brenden Bright Wins on a Wing(less) and a Prayer

York Haven, PA 4/30/2016

Brenden Bright took his second Hooiser Tire Mid Atlantic ARDC presented by Auto Bahn Indoor Speedway victory of the season Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway but it came with some guessing. Brenden stood behind his #92 midget before the 20 lap feature tools in hand not really sure what changes to make. “I guess I’ll throw something at it and hope it works,” said Bright. The Collegeville,PA wheelman made the right changes and rode the perfectly prepared Susquehanna Speedway high side to win number two of the young season. The Steward racing number 33 of Danny Stratton and the Hyper Racing number 4 of Ryan Greth lead the twenty car field to the green with Greth jumping to the early lead. Greth set the pace riding the curb lap after lap until a lap 4 yellow came out for a second place running Stratton due to a mud packed wheel. The lap 5 restart saw Greth continue to pace the field with the action getting hot and heavy behind the leader for the rest of the top five. B. Bright took second on the restart and set his site on the leader while his brother Alex and 2013 ARDC champion Trevor Kobylardz traded slide jobs for fourth position. Lap number seven saw the 4 of Greth jump the cushion coming out of turn two and that was all Brenden Bright needed to get by and take the lead. Bright would lead the final thirteen laps to beat the rest of the field and the rain. Behind the leaders saw some great racing with slide jobs between Alex Bright, Trevor Kobylardz, Brett Arndt and Tommy Kunsman. Lap after lap the four drivers showed why ARDC is “side by side and three wide” and some of the most exciting racing on the east coast. Arndt backed up his win at Linda’s with a top three finish with Alex Bright and Tommy Kunsman rounding out the top five. ARDC Susquehanna Speedway finish: 92,4,46,77,21,5,99,14,29,20,29s,11,4x,74,78,33,95,44,14b,4T Next Race: Linda’s Speedway on May 6th www.ardcmidget.com for more info

 

 

Felker and Benson Take Wins at Belle-Clair

Belleville, IL - Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Missouri overtook Zach Daum in the final laps of the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series feature event to earn his sixth-career victory with the series, on a two-in-a-row victory streak after his win last week at Macon Speedway. Nathan Benson of Concordia, Missouri utilized lap traffic to pick off Slater Helt for his second Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series victory of 2016, his 17th victory with the series.

In typical thrilling Belle-Vegas fashion, Felker would come from eighth, as Christopher Bell and Austin Brown shared the front row for the start of the 30 lap feature. At the drop of the green, Bell would take the lead with Zach Daum in tow. Struggling to keep the front wheels on the ground, Daum worked overtime to reel in Bell. The gap between the two drivers would shorten as Bell quickly closed in on lap traffic and the caution flew for Holly Shelton spun at the bottom of turn two.

With 13 laps in the books, Bell would quickly use the two lap cars between himself and Daum to create a large gap between first and second place, all the while as Felker worked his way into the top three. Working lap traffic, Bell would hit misfortune as he found himself upside down exiting turn four, diminishing his chances for victory. He would be alright and would restart at the tail end of the field.

Zach Daum would inherit the lead with 19 laps down, followed by Andrew Felker and the veteran driver Terry Babb of Decatur, Illinois. Coming back to green flag racing, Daum would quickly distance himself from Felker, until Garrett Aitken took a wild ride down the front stretch bringing out the second red of the evening. Dereck King was also involved. Both drivers would be alright, but the damage to their machines was extensive enough to put an end to their evenings. Returning to green, Felker's Stanton SR-11-powered BOSS Chassis would begin to smoke, but that was not enough to deter the head of steam that Felker had as he took the lead on lap 23 from Daum. Terry Babb would bring home the third position, while Bryan Clauson was fourth. Tucker Klaasmeyer rounded out the top five.

"We're out of sponsorship," said Andrew Felker. "We have to win just to keep showing up. I think this shows how much work we put in over the off season. We have a good package here."
"Turn one killed us tonight," explained Zach Daum. "I kept hitting that hole and we just couldn't find a way to get through it. It cost us the race."

"I had Bryan Clauson all over me. I've got to thank him for running me clean. He gave me room every time. Coming off four that one time, he could have crashed me. That's what you want when you run with a good racecar driver."

In Speedway Motors POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro Series competition, Nathan Benson would have to wait patiently for the lap traffic in order to steal the win away from Slater Helt. On the initial start of the 20 lap main event, Helt would power into the lead only to have the red flag appear for Breanna Wirth who took a tumble down the front stretch. She would be alright, but done for the night. With one lap in the books, Helt would get a solid restart and put distance between himself and Benson, while Joe B. Miller worked his way to third. As Helt closed in on lap traffic, a blanket could be thrown over the top three as they all diced their way through the field. Looking for just the right moment, Benson would wait until Helt was pinned behind a lap car to make his move to the front, taking the lead on lap 14. With 17 laps down, Shelby Bosie would bring out the caution as his machine sat in turns one and two. Coming back to green, a three lap shootout would ensue until the yellow flew a final time for Zeb Wise spun in turns three and four. Coming back to green for the final lap, Benson would take the win, followed by Helt and Joe B. Miller. Ayrton Gennetten would bring home fourth, followed by Tyler Vantoll.

"We came out of the box quick with this thing," explained Nathan Benson. "All I want to talk about is Dave Byers; the guy that's up and down the road with me. His dad passed away last weekend and this is for him. I wasn't even going to come today. I thought it was going to rain out."

"I really wanted to get the win tonight, but nice job to Nathan," stated Slater Helt. "He was on it. If we could have got by lap traffic a little quicker there in the beginning, we might have been alright. But, it happens."

"Congrats to Nathan and Slater," said Joe B. Miller. "We're just going to have to step it up a bit. We're behind the ball now, but we'll pick it up here in the next couple of weeks and show them what we've got."
Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71W - CHRISTOPHER BELL, Heat 2: 63 - BRYAN CLAUSON, Heat 3: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 4: 7 - AUSTIN BROWN, Heat 5: 5D - ZACH DAUM

Semi-Feature Winners: 67 - TANNER THORSON, 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON
Great Clips Feature Winner: 11A - ANDREW FELKER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 11A - ANDREW FELKER 2. 5D - ZACH DAUM 3. 88 - TERRY BABB 4. 63 - BRYAN CLAUSON 5. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 6. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 7. 67 - TANNER THORSON 8. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 9. 71K - CARSON MACEDO 10. 71W - CHRISTOPHER BELL 11. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 12. 5X - JUSTIN PECK 13. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 14. 50 - DANIEL ADLER 15. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 16. 5C - COLTEN COTTLE 17. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 18. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 19. 32 - GARRETT AITKEN 20. 91 - DERECK KING 21. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 22. 55 - NICK KNEPPER 23. 41 - AUSTIN PROCK

Micros

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 9S - AUSTIN STEWART, Heat 2: 33M - RYAN MUELLER, Heat 3: 2B - NATHAN BENSON, Heat 4: 3B - SHELBY BOSIE, Heat 5: 6A - AIDEN ROOSEVANS

Semi-Feature Winners: 30T - TYLER VANTOLL, 99 - ALEC LONG
Great Clips Feature Winner: 2B - NATHAN BENSON

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 laps): 1. 2B - NATHAN BENSON 2. 22S - SLATER HELT 3. 51B - JOE B MILLER 4. 3 - AYRTON GENNETTEN 5. 30T - TYLER VANTOLL 6. 79J - JACOB PATTON 7. 33M - RYAN MUELLER 8. 6A - AIDEN ROOSEVANS 9. N2 - NIC HARRIS 10. 12C - CARLEE GRESS 11. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 12. 08C - ALLEN COPE 13. 65E - CHAD ELLIOTT 14. 21 - TY HULSEY 15. 42 - ANDY BISHOP 16. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 17. 99 - ALEC LONG 18. 16 - GARRETT BRITTON 19. 01 - ZEB WISE 20. 16R - DANIEL ROBINSON 21. 9W - NICK WORLEY 22. 8W - BREANNA WIRTH 23. 9S - AUSTIN STEWART

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

AHG Sprint Series  SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016

DESPITE only racing a few times this season Trent Pigdon won the final race of the AHG Easy As 123 Triple Crown series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Pigdon only recently teamed up with Diamond Bay Motorsport and despite limited track time, has been very impressive in the W26 that was driven by for much of the season by South Australian Luke Dillon.

He won the final from Jason Kendrick, Brad Maiolo and Jamie Maiolo who collected enough points to win the season-ending mini-series.

Pigdon put himself in the best possible position from the start of the show, being the only driver to crack into the 12-second zone in qualifying.

He then took a second in his heat race and won the Top 8 Knockout series, to start from pole in the main event, on the inside of Carl Dowling who was the early leader and into lapped traffic after just three laps.

Five laps in Bradford got the #57 on its back wheels and lost a spot.

The race stopped on lap 12 when contact between Mitchell Wormall and Tim Van Ginneken saw the latter going over on the approach to the main straight.

There was a caution period after contact with Jake Beard-Miller and Robert Watson on lap 19.

On the restart Pigdon launched a challenge on Dowling but was unable to make it stick.

Unfortunately for Dowling it all came unstuck with nine laps remaining when he blew a left rear tyre on the back straight, and as he came to a stop, he was clipped at high-speed by Shaun Bradford who flipped hard.

The race was stopped again with four laps left after Robert Watson junior went into the pits bend.

On the race to the checkers Pigdon powered away for the win from Kendrick, who found a gap between the Maiolos to muscle from fourth to second in a spectacular move.

Brad Maiolo put in a stellar drive for his third after starting from P15 and earlier in the night dropped valuable points when the team was forced to change an engine.

Jamie Maiolo also dug deep after starting from P10 while Dillon started 14h and moved up to sixth.

Andrew Priolo yet again drove well at the business end of the night, this time coming from P17 to seven.

Kye Scroop (from P13) was eighth from Jason Pryde and Taylor Milling.

Qualifying: Trent Pigdon 12.992, Tim Van Ginneken 13.096, Callum Williamson 13.160, Cameron Gessner 13.168, Ben Ellement 13.211, Daryl Clayden 13.217, Taylor Milling 13.220, Lee Nash 13.287, Carl Dowling 13.310, Shaun Bradford 13.319, David Priolo 13.331, Jason Kendrick 13.454, Jamie Maiolo 13.369, Andrew Priolo 13.399, Mitchell Wormall 13.436, Robert Watson junior 13.447, Brad Maiolo 13.464, Scott Chatwin 13.465, Luke Dillon 13.517, Jason Pryde 13.579, Kye Scroop 13.609, Michael Keen 13.622, Lee Redmond 13.657, Aldo De Paoli 13.677, AJ Nash 13.893, Jake Beard-Miller 15.155.

Heat 1: 1st Carl Dowling, 2nd Trent Pigdon, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th David Priolo, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Luke Dillon, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Kye Scroop, 9th AJ Nash. DNF: Taylor Milling, Ben Ellement and Lee Redmond. DNS: Brad Maiolo.

Heat 2: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Lee Nash, 4th Daryl Clayden, 5th Cameron Gessner, 6th Cameron Gessner, 7th Jake Beard-Miller, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Robert Watson, 10th Jason Pryde, 11th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Aldo De Paoli.

Midpack Madness 1: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Robert Watson junior, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Scott Chatwin, 7th Jake Beard-Miller. DNF: Lee Redmond and Callum Williamson.

Midpack Madness 2: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Luke Dillon, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Jason Pryde, 6th AJ Nash, DNF: Ben Ellement.

Feature: 1st Trent Pigdon, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Bradley Maiolo, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th David Priolo, 6th Luke Dillon, 7th Andrew Priolo, 8th Kye Scroop, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Taylor Milling. DNF: Callum Williamson, Robert Watson junior, Carl Dowling, Shaun Bradford, Cameron Gessner, Jake Beard-Miller, Scott Chatwin, Tim Van Ginneken, Mitchell Wormall, Ben Ellement, Lee Nash, Daryl Clayden, Lee Redmond and AJ Nash. DNS: Michael Keen and Aldo De Paoli.

 

Steve Poirier Outlasts Varin for Season Opening Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win at Fulton Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

FULTON, NY – Steve Poirier won Friday night’s opening event for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints at the Fulton Speedway. The St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., driver worked hard over the course of the 25-lap feature to first secure the lead from Danny Varin and then to hold off his advances in the later stages.

It was the 54th time Poirier has parked his No. 28FM in Victory Lane with the series and it was the third of his career with the club at the facility. Poirier took home $2,050 for his efforts in the NAPA Auto Parts Tour of the States, SUNY Canton Series A-Main.

“This feels good,” smiled Poirier. “The winter was long. We didn’t do anything except the race last week. It feels great to be back in shape. I feel like driver wise I need to work out because I was tired at the end.”

The race got off to a rocky start as Will Glover caused a red flag on lap one when he clipped a tire on the bottom of the speedway in turn two. This broke his front end and caused him to roll several times. He walked away from the crash.

The second attempt at a green went smoothly with Varin able to shoot to the lead on the top of the speedway as he got around pole starter Justin Barger. Varin used the cushion in turn four to wrestle the lead from Barger.

Varin encountered traffic on lap seven and before another lap could be scored the second red flag of the event was necessary as Cory Turner spun sideways which saw his tires dig into the surface. This caused him to flop over lightly onto his side. He suffered no injuries.

When action was ready to resume Varin was the leader while Poirier ran second. Varin elected the outside for the green with Poirier down low. Poirier got the lead slightly off of turn two on the bottom before Varin rocketed back by on the top of turns three and four to remain the leader on lap eight.

At that point it was a two car race at the front with Poirier chasing Varin. Varin worked the top while Poirier worked all three grooves trying to close in on the Fonda, N.Y., driver. His opportunity presented itself again on lap 12 as Varin caught traffic for the second time.

Varin made quick work of several slower cars before coming up on a car that was running his lane. He struggled to get by the car allowing Poirier to close in. Then, on lap 17, Poirier pulled the slide job on both Varin and the slower car to take command of the event.

“I found a lane in the middle of one and two where I could maneuver,” stated Poirier. “I didn’t want to cut his line too much, I didn’t want to touch him and make him wreck. The traffic was really hard. Everybody was battling for the outside so finally I just got an opportunity to get by so I took it.”

After Poirier took over the race lead Varin stayed right with him. The two cars remained glued together. The race remained tight when both drivers were nearly collected in a crash. Paulie Colagiovanni and Dave Axton made contact as they raced for position which sent Axton flipping after he spun. This occurred right in front of the lead battle as they were attempting to put the pair a lap down. Both just missed being involved. Axton was not hurt.

“That was just luck,” said Poirier about missing the incident. “I kind of closed my eyes and picked a hole. There was a blue car on the inside and Dave (Axton) was flipping. I just had enough room to get through there. I was pretty lucky that time.”

Poirier selected the top lane for the restart and shot to the cushion in turns one and two. Varin tried to slide up in front at the green but couldn’t get the momentum to beat Poirier to the top side of turn two. Poirier opened the advantage on Varin as he worked to find a lane to get back to Poirier. It was to no avail as Poirier went on for the victory.

Varin was disappointed with the second place finish after the battle with Poirier. He felt the slower car played a factor in the outcome of the race. Next time he plans on being more aggressive in traffic.

“I was trying to be too nice,” Varin said of traffic. “Next time I’m going to have to slide him and whatever happens, happens. We had a real fast car. We bought this car off Freddie Rahmer and he helped us out a lot. We learned a few things tonight, but we got a few more things to learn.”

Bryan Howland, of Union Springs, N.Y., finished third. Howland was very solid on the inside lane of the speedway. He worked the lane late in the race and it allowed him to hang with the lead duo.

“We set the car up for the top but the bottom was working so well for me,” commented Howland. “I just stayed down there. The car was worked good all night long. My hats off to the guys in the pits. They worked all night long. We got a good team, we’ve worked together for a long time. Things worked out pretty good tonight.”

Jason Barney worked his way from the 14th starting spot to finish in the fourth position and Barger fell back from the pole to complete the top five.

ESS/Fulton Notes – Despite threatening weather that cancelled almost every event in the Northeast, 32 sprints filled the pits for ESS’ first point show of the season…Larry Kelleher hit wall hard during timed hot laps and was out for the night…Shawn Donath was late arriving after hauler issues, his night got worse with a flip during his heat and a oil leak during the B-Main. He turned down his provisional…David Just blew his engine during timed hot laps ending his night early as well…Next up will be a $2,000 to win event at Can-Am Motorsports Park on May 14.

Lucas Oil A-Main 25 Laps - Steve Poirier ($2,050), Danny Varin ($1,075), Bryan

Howland ($825), Jason Barney ($705), Justin Barger ($565), Larry Wight ($560),

Paul Kinney ($455), Tommy Wickham ($420), Matt Tanner ($435), Parker Evans

($500), Chad Miller ($585), Paulie Colagiovanni ($320), Yan Bilodeau ($425), Dan

Douville ($390), Mike Stelter ($215), Jonathan Preston ($280), Denny Peebles

($275), James Hanson ($270), Dave Axton ($90), Zach Weigand ($260), Sam Reakes

IV ($355), Cory Turner ($325), Will Glover ($250).

Did Not Qualify - Pete Richardson, Derrick Juliano, Dan Bennett, David Just,

Larry Kelleher, Shawn Donath, Mike Mahaney, Darryl Ruggles, Keith Granholm

Lap Leaders - Varin 1-16, Poirier 17-25

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 - Howland, Glover, Miller, Bilodeau, Colagiovanni

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 - Kinney, Peebles, Douville, Turner, Preston

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 - Poirier, Wight, Barger, Barney, Weigand

Car Mate Trailers Heat 4 - Tanner, Varin, Wickham, Reakes IV, Hanson

Pitre Painting/Cobra Coaches Dash - Bilodeau, Barney, Turner, Reakes IV

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Evans, Stelter.

Provisonal - Axton

BONUSES:

Pitre Painting/Cobra Coaches Dash - Bilodeau ($125), Barney ($75), Turner ($50),

Reakes IV ($50)

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger - Evans (11 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway - Varin $50

E&V Energy - Douville $50, Douville $50

Lacaillade Masonry - Evans $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary - Reakes IV $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Barger $35

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time - Stelter, Turner, Poirier, Varin $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats - Howland, Kinney, Poirier, Tanner $25

911 Restoration - Tanner, Miller $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge - Carries Over - $200 at Can-Am May 14.

Hoosier Tires - Miller $200

Vahlco Wheels - Wight $190.

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints:
Web: www.empiresupersprints.com
Twitter: @ESSprints

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmpireSuperSprints

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

 

ESS   Fulton NY 4/29

Lucas Oil A-Main 25 Laps - Steve Poirier ($2,050), Danny Varin ($1,075), Bryan Howland ($825), Jason Barney ($705), Justin Barger ($565), Larry Wight ($560), Paul Kinney ($455), Tommy Wickham ($420), Matt Tanner ($435), Parker Evans ($500), Chad Miller ($585), Paulie Colagiovanni ($320), Yan Bilodeau ($425), Dan Douville ($390), Mike Stelter ($215), Jonathan Preston ($280), Denny Peebles ($275), James Hanson ($270), Dave Axton ($90), Zach Weigand ($260), Sam Reakes IV ($355), Cory Turner ($325), Will Glover ($250).

Did Not Qualify - Pete Richardson, Derrick Juliano, Dan Bennett, David Just, Larry Kelleher, Shawn Donath, Mike Mahaney, Darryl Ruggles, Keith Granholm

Lap Leaders - Varin 1-16, Poirier 17-25

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 - Howland, Glover, Miller, Bilodeau, Colagiovammi Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 - Kinney, Peebles, Douville, Turner, Preston Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 - Poirier, Wight, Barger, Barney, Weigand Car Mate Trailers Heat 4 - Tanner, Varin, Wickham, Reakes IV, Hanson Pitre Painting/Cobra Coaches Dash - Bilodeau, Barney, Turner, Reakes IV Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Evans, Stelter. Provisonal - Axton

BONUSES: Pitre Painting/Cobra Coaches Dash - Bilodeau ($125), Barney ($75), Turner ($50), Reakes IV ($50) Insinger Fuels Hard Charger - Evans (11 pos.) $50 Engler Machine and Tool Halfway - Varin $50 E&V Energy - Douville $50, Douville $50 Lacaillade Masonry - Evans $50 Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary - Reakes IV $50 Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Barger $35 Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time - Stelter, Turner, Poirier, Varin $25 Car Mate Trailers Heats - Howland, Kinney, Poirier, Tanner $25 911 Restoration - Tanner, Miller $25 Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge - Carries Over - $200 at Can-Am May 14. Hoosier Tires - Miller $200 Vahlco Wheels - Wight $190.

 

 

Rick Kobs Rides The Rim For Princeton Traditional Sprint Win Princeton, MN

 By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (4-29-16)

Rick Kobs is no stranger to running any line on a race track that provides the fastest way around, and the veteran racer from Deer Park, Wisconsin draws upon his 30+ years of racing experience to quickly adapt. Such was the case on Friday night April 29 at the Princeton Speedway. Kobs was one of the first drivers to venture up top on the high-banked 1/4 mile dirt oval in the early stages of the 25 lap UMSS Traditional sprint car feature and rode the rim to his third victory of the season. Kobs came from his ninth starting spot to the lead in just eight laps, as he passed race leader Mike Mueller and never looked back on his way to Rock Auto Victory Lane. The race was slowed three times under caution on laps 12, 16 & 18. Following Kobs to the checkers was three-time series champion Rob Caho, Jr. in second ahead of Chase Viebrock, Mueller and 2015 Rookie of the Year James Giossi. A total of (18) Traditional sprints were on hand on a clear spring evening that turned a bit cool once the sun went down.

All three Traditional sprint car heat races were won by the outside pole starter. Mueller, rookie Bryan Roach, and Caho each earned the same amount of passing and finishing points. Second place finisher in heat two, Jake Kouba, may have benefited from an inadvertent yellow which reverted back to a white flag lap finish. His good fortune meant that he was fourth in passing and finishing points in a tie-breaker with Giossi. Jake parlayed that into a pole starting spot in the feature with Mueller to his outside. Caho and Roach made up row two. Jake Kouba's night wouldn't go so well in the feature though, as the young driver from the popular racing family had a couple of off-track adventures in turn four.

Mueller grabbed the early lead when he beat Jake Kouba to the bottom lane coming out of turn two on the opening lap and held the top spot for the first seven circuits. The driver on the move though was Rick Kobs from his inside row five starting position! Kobs was up top early with the "kite string out" and flying around the high side. As Kobs passed car after car, he quickly gathered a following up on the cushion. On lap 8, Kobs blew around Mueller in turns 3-4 and was really never seriously challenged after that. The only feature race Kobs hasn't won so far this season is the one he was not able to race in last week when a blown engine sidelined his car following the heat race. Kobs wasn't the only driver to advance eight positions in the feature race at Princeton, as 15th starter Kevin Bradwell, the inaugural Traditional Sprint Car Series champion in 2011, had a nice run forward to finish seventh.

The UMSS Traditional sprints will complete their double header weekend with their fourth appearance of the season slated for the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday night April 30. The Traditional sprints will take the Mothers Day Weekend off before returning to action at Cedar Lake on May 14. The May 14 program is the hugely popular School Bus Night at CLS which always draws one of the largest crowds during the racing season. GRP Motorsports will be adding some money to the purse for the May 14 show. There are still several Traditional sprint teams working towards making their season debuts in the upcoming weeks, as the popularity of this series has grown to around three dozen cars available on any given race night.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Princeton Speedway April 29, 2016 (Race #4)

Rock Auto A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[9]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[3]; 3. 50-Chase Viebrock[6]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 5. 11-James Giossi[5]; 6. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[8]; 7. 95-Kevin Bradwell[15]; 8. 16-Anna Hippe[14]; 9. 99-Bryan Roach[4]; 10. 69S-Jon Lewerer[12]; 11. 7B-Scott Brandt[10]; 12. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[7]; 13. 29-Hunter Custer[16]; 14. 12W-Kyle Wehking[17]; 15. N1-Ty Sampair[13]; 16. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[11]; 17. 6-Jake Kouba[1]; 18. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[18]

Lap Leaders: Mueller 1-7, Kobs 8-25. Cautions: (3) for 90+24 tangled on backstretch lap 12, 7B nosed into infield tire turn 2 lap 16, and 6 over turn 4 berm and spun lap 18.

GRP Motorsports Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[3]; 3. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[4]; 4. 7B-Scott Brandt[5]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer[6]; 6. 29-Hunter Custer[1]

Lap Leader: Mueller 1-10. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 99-Bryan Roach[2]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[4]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[3]; 4. N1-Ty Sampair[1]; 5. 95-Kevin Bradwell[5]; 6. 12W-Kyle Wehking[6]

Lap Leaders: Sampair 1-2, Roach 3-9. Cautions: (1) on final lap when UMSS official Ron B inadvertently called a yellow and the finish reverted back to the white flag lap.

Meeks Video Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[2]; 2. 11-James Giossi[4]; 3. 81-Rick Kobs[3]; 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[5]; 5. 16-Anna Hippe[1]; 6. 90-Tony Klose[6]

Lap Leader: Caho 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Action well worth the wait as Shingledecker holds off McCreadie
Brandon Spithaler runs away and hides with Peoples Sprint feature
 

Sarver, PA (April 22, 2016) If you stayed home because of the weather Friday Night, shame on you for six weeks! Despite an hour and 45-minute rain delay after just a few hot lap sessions, the Action Track Prep Crew provided a fast and tacky racing surface that provided some great action on the track that was well worth the wait!

Jeremiah Shingledecker held off one of the most talented drivers in the country in Tim McCreadie for the majority of the 25-lap Diehl Modified feature. McCreadie crashed the party due to Sharon’s rainout and he jumped into Brian Swartzlander’s backup car much to the pleasure of his fans that were decked out in their T-Mac attire Friday Night. Defending Track Champion Mat Williamson finished second after getting around McCreadie in the closing laps.

Brandon Spithaler absolutely dominated the Peoples Sprint feature, leading every lap, posting lap time almost a whole second faster than second place Jack Sodeman Jr., and lapping the entire field except Sodeman and George Hobaugh, (who had a great run to finish on the podium).

Joey Zambotti held off a late charge from Aaron Easler to score a win in the Pic-A-Part Sportsman feature and Kole Holden stole a late race win from a very impressive Chelsie Kriegisch in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds; Kriegisch led the first 18 laps before giving way to Holden.

4.22.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City
2. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH
3. (40) George Hobaugh Jr. , Chicora
4. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg
5. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver
6. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum
7. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsy
8. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver
9. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington
10. (G1) Mike Miller, Chicora
11. (5) Bob McMillan, Apollo
12. (41) Matthew Gardina,
13. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot
14. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton
15. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum
16. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo
17. (40X) Cory Good, Smicksburg
Heat Winners: Scott Priester, Brandon Spithaler

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk
2. (6M) Mat Williamson, St. Catharines ONT
3. (83X) Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY
4. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian
5. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH
6. (777) Kevin Bolland, New Brighton
7. (23) Jimmy Weller, Liberty, OH
8. (13) Rick Regalski, Slippery Rock
9. (65) Rex King Sr., Bristolville, OH
10. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City
11. (96) Mike Turner, Herman
12. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg
13. (45) Steve Feder, Butler
14. (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler
15. (3K) Shawn Kozar, Renfrew
16. (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler
17. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars
18. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City
19. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver
DNS (96B) Bob Warren, Slippery Rock
Heat Winners: Rex King Jr., Garrett Krummert

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Feature: (20 Laps)
1. (948) Joe Zambotti, Kittanning
2. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler
3. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant
4. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler
5. (27) Brandon Wearing, Callery
6. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum
7. (25) Brett McDonald, Saxonburg
8. (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning
9. (10) Jim Fosnaught, Tarentum
10. (380) Pat Hanley, Monroeville
11. (17R) Stan Riggle, Ford City
12. (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights
13. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg
14. (26) Mike Bordt, Mars
15. (31) Noah Brunell, New Alexandria
16. (35) Tyler Dietz, Saxonburg
17. (3S) Paul Schreckengost, Creighton
DNS (29B) Scott Byers, Butler
DNS (9R) Roger Stivenson, Freeport
Heat Winners: Tyler Dietz, Joey Zambotti

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (2) Kole Holden
2. (10) Chelsie Kriegisch
3. (14) Jerry Schaffer
4. (35W) Jeremy Weaver
5. (77N) Nick Ritchey
6. (10D) Darin Gallagher
7. (41) Brian Schaffer
8. (35) Steve Slater
9. (84) Joshua Seippel
10. (24S) Jessica Shea
11. (JD57) Jordan Ehrenberg
12. (63) Jessica Kriegisch
13. (4) Will Schaffer
14. (8) Kyle Martell
15. (14S) Justin Shea
Heat Winners: Kole Holden, Nick Ritchey

Car Count Total: 71
Peoples TWP Sprints: 17
Diehl Modifieds: 20
Pic-A-Part Sportsman: 19
RUSH Sportsman Mods: 15

 

 

Tony Seidelman Wins WMRA Opener At Ephrata

By Ben Deatherage

Ephrata, Washington- With pretty much the entire Pacific Northwest getting rained out the Washington Midget Racing Association was able to open their 2016 campaign up on Saturday April 23rd. The WMRA would travel to Ephrata Raceway Park, located in central Washington, which is nestled on the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountain range. A total of seven entries would report representing the state of Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Abbottsford, British Columbia’s Sawyer Lind would be the early race leader when the main event would get under way. Before too long he would be overtaken by Orting pilot Skeeter Flake. Flake would set the pace for some time but would be challenged by Tony Seidelman.

Flake and Seidelman would contest for the lead in close quarter fashion as they separated from the main body of the field. Seidelman, now residing in Marysville, was able to capitalize on a slight error from Flake and made the pass around lap eighteen. Seidelman, after fighting fuel issues for the majority of the night, would construct a large lead and would go on to win the race.

Skeeter Flake was second followed by Abbottsford, British Columbia veteran Troy Globe, in third. The rest of the top five would consist of Sawyer Lind in fourth and fifth finishing Shawn Breitzman of Spanaway.

Skeeter Flake was quickest in time trials while Shawn Breitzman was victorious in the Trophy Dash. Only one heat race was ran and Tony Seidelman got the job done and won it.

The WMRA will take a few weeks off before traveling to Agassiz Speedway, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, on May 14th. For the latest news and information log on to http://www.wmraracing.wix.com/wmra . Also follow he Washington Midget Racing Association via Facebook by clicking “Like” on their page to follow them on your favorite mobile devices

Race Summary

Fast Time: 81-Skeeter Flake

Trophy Dash Winner: 4-Shawn Breitzman

Heat Race Winner: 84-Tony Seidelman

A-Main: 1. 84-Tony Seidelman, 2. 81-Skeeter Flake; 3. 11-Troy Globe; 4. 9-Sawyer Lind; 5. 4-Shawn Breitzman; 6. 7-Bobby Bird; DNS 2-Kenny Wood

 

 

Steven Richardson Scores First URSS Win Of 2016 At WaKeeney Speedway

The URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series rolled into Wakeeney Speedway Sunday night for round number two of the 2016 racing season. Fourteen teams made the trek to the 3/8’s mile oval and the fans were not disappointed as the Rebels put on a show with Liberal, Kansas driver Steven Richardson taking the win in a three lap shoot out with Ness City, Kansas driver Luke Cranston.

Nate Berry led the field to the green but the yellow flag flew before a lap could be scored as Craig Jecha spun in turn four to bring out the caution. Berry once again brought the field to the green with Steven Richardson taking the point with Berry, Lance Davis, CJ Johnson and Jeff Radcliffe rounding out the top five after the first circuit. With Richardson out front second running Berry pulled off the backstretch on lap three allowing Davis, Johnson, Radcliffe and Luke Cranston to move up into the top five. Cranston soon was on the nerf bar of Radcliffe taking away the fourth spot on lap five. Lap six saw third place CJ Johnson pull off the track with mechanical issues while back in the pack fourteenth starter Brian Herbert started making his way to the front weaving through traffic making up spots each lap.

John Webster made his way to fifth spot and set his sights on Jeff Radcliffe, with Jed Werner and Zach Blurton hot on their heels. Up front Richardson continued to lead with Lance Davis and Luke Cranston were starting to reel the leader in. Davis started to catch Richardson in lapped traffic and made it to the leader but could never make the move on Richardson. Meanwhile Cranston was right in the tire tracks of Davis using every bit of racetrack to take the runner up spot away. On lap eighteen Cranston made the pass stick and took over the second position relegating Davis to third.

The battle for the lead started to really heat up as Cranston put the pressure on Richardson. The pair diced it up for several laps with Cranston never quite making the pass when on lap twenty two the caution fell for the last time setting up a three lap shootout for the win. With the field bunched up once again Richardson took the point but this time Cranston was right on his tail tank. The pair battled it out as Cranston tried everything he could to gain the advantage on Richardson and as the white flag was waved Cranston made one final charge going into turn one. Richardson dove to the bottom to protect his line with Cranston trying to pull past Richardson coming off of turn two.

Behind them the race for the fifth spot was on as John Webster and Zach Blurton diced it out in turns three and for a Blurton tried to use the low line to dive under Webster to no avail. As the checkers fell it was Richardson taking his first win of the 2016 season with Cranston, Davis, Radcliffe and Webster rounding out the top five.

Steven Richardson also was victorious the in the Cash Dash. Willie and Kelsey Wynn sponsored he six car dash with the winner picking up $200.00 for the win. Steven Richardson, Ken Lutters, Jed Werner, Lance Davis, Craig Jecha and Aaron Ploussard were the six drivers in the dash.

Heat race winners were Ken Lutters and Lance Davis.

The Keizer Aluminum Racing Wheels Hard Charger Award went the Brian Herbert who came from his fourteenth starting position picking up seven spots to finish seventh.

Wakeeney KS results 4/24 1 Steven Richardson 2 Luke Cranston 3 Lance Davis 4 Jeff Radcliffe 5 John Webster 6 Zach Blurton 7 Brian Herbert 8 Jed Werner 9 Cody Lampe 10 Aaron Ploussard 11 CJ Johnson 12 Ken Lutters DNF 13 Craig Jecha DNF 14 Nate Berry DNF

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Swanson, Allison, Scott, Hicks, Glasgow Take Opening Night Wins April 23, 2016

 WAYNESFEILD, Ohio (4/23/16) – The 2016 season opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio was a playground for a fleet of rookie drivers looking to get their start in the dirt racing arena. Drivers, some as young as thirteen years of age, flocked to the small town of Waynesfield for a season opener filled with nothing short of excitement and fun.

The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprint Cars was a mixed field of rookie and veterans trying to set themselves up early in the point standings. Mike Miller and Kyle Simon, two weekly competitors, led the field of 19 to the opener green flag. Mike “Magic Man” Miller led the field into turn one and led the opening lap. Kody Swason, who has raced all across the country with USAC, began to make a run on Miller for the lead. The move was successful as Sawson came away with the lead pushing Miller back to second. Kyle Simon turned on the jets as he began to make it a three-way battle for the top spot. The battle would be cutoff for a series of caution flags involving cars in turns three and four. On the final restart, Swason got a great jump and pulled away from the field. Sawson, who never looked back, picked up the victory. Copper Clouse, who came up through the field late in the race, came home second. Mike Miller finished in third. Chad Wilson and Dustin Ingle picked up the heat race victories.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints had the largest showing of rookie drivers. A powerful field of 22 cars signed in to compete with the AMSA series. After two false starts by rookies Dylan Troyer and Kobe Allison, veteran drivers Anthony Haas and Chase Dunham led the field to green. Dunham won the drag race into turn one and would lead the opening laps. Gunnar Lucius and Ty Tilton, both started in row three, got together exiting turn three and brought out the caution. Both drivers were battling for spots just inside the top five. Lucius’ bad luck was not over as he rolled the car upside down in the same spot midway in the race. The bad luck streak for the leaders claimed another victim with just four laps remaining. Chas Dunham spun around on the back stretch giving up the lead and victory to Kobe Allison. Rod Henning finished in second and Brad Strunk finished in third. Strunk, Henning, and Tilton picked up the heat race wins.

In Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modified action, Tim Cornett and Casey Luedeke led the field of twenty to the opening green flag. Cornett and Luedeke battled up front for the top spot as the rest of the field stacked up two-by-two behind them. The field was so tightly bunched together in the opening laps; some would have thought the cars were coming to the green. The field began to spread out around the 1/3rd mile when Josh Scott, who started on the outside of row four, took the top spot. Luedeke, now in second, had to continue his battle with Cornett and hold off Bill Keeler who was approaching quickly. After clearing Cornett, Luedeke set his sights on Keeler to hold onto the runner-up spot. The pair battled down to the wire but Keeler was just too strong to hold off. Josh Scott picked up the win. Bill Keeler came home second with Casey Luedeke coming home third. Darryl Banks, Zach Schroeder, and Josh Scott picked up the heat race victories.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks took the track with a strong field of 20, packed with rookie competitors. North-central Ohio drivers Chris Hicks and Derrick Hole led the field the start. Hicks won the drag race into turn one and began to pull away from the field. Brother and fellow competitor Mike Hicks turned on the jets and began to plow through the field from his inside row three starting spot. Hicks found ways around Hole and Twining moving into the second spot early in the race. Chris Hicks began to catch lap traffic causing him to lose some of the gap between him and his brother Mike. With five laps to go, traffic was extremely heavy moving Mike up and down the banking in every part of the track. The traffic was too great giving Chris Hicks the visit to victory lane. Mike Hicks finished in second with Matt Twining finishing third. Gabe Twining, Mike Hicks, and Neal Carter picked up the heat race wins.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts rounded out the season opener. Keith Staley and Chris Tuttle led the field to the green flag. Staley won the drag race into turn one and led the opening lap. Weekly competitor James Sorrell began to make a charge through the field but was stopped short when he came up on Austin Scott. Scott, making his Compact debut, made a run for the lead. Staley was overpowered and began to fall back in the pack. Nick Glasgow, another driver who started deep in the field, made a charge through the field late in the race. After a battle with Sorrell and Scott, Glasgow found himself in the lead and taking home the checkered flag for the first time in his five-year racing history. Austin Scott came home second with James Sorrell taking third. Sorrell and Glasgow took home the heat race victories.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will be back in action next Saturday, April 30th with a full program of racing from the Satellite Connection Non Wing Sprints, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. Gates open at 4PM with racing action at 7PM. All the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park news and results can be found online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter by following @OfficialWRP.

RACE RESULTS

Satellite Connection Non Wing Sprints

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 14W-Chad Wilson[3] ; 2. 23S-Kyle Simon[5] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[7] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[6] ; 6. 24A-Austin Troyer[8] ; 7. 23L-Corbin Loggins[4] ; 8. 37-Noah Dunlap[2] ; 9. 9N-Luke Hall[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 3. 14C-Cooper Clouse[6] ; 4. 21-Kody Swanson[3] ; 5. 74-Drew Rader[1] ; 6. 63D-Jim Dues[8] ; 7. 17-Kevin Myers[7] ; 8. 87-Paul Dues[4]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps) 1. 21-Kody Swanson[8] ; 2. 14C-Cooper Clouse[6] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 4. 14W-Chad Wilson[4] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[16] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 7. 23S-Kyle Simon[2] ; 8. 74-Drew Rader[10] ; 9. 5A-Toby Alfrey[9] ; 10. 53-Steve Little[5] ; 11. 17-Kevin Myers[14] ; 12. 24A-Austin Troyer[11] ; 13. 37-Noah Dunlap[15] ; 14. 63D-Jim Dues[12] ; 15. 24L-Lee Underwood[7] ; 16. 23L-Corbin Loggins[13] ; 17. 9N-Luke Hall[17]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 23S-Brad Strunk[1] ; 2. 22-Gunnar Lucius[4] ; 3. 22A-Kobe Allison[6] ; 4. 21B-Ryan Barr[7] ; 5. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[5] ; 6. 328-Becca Stiefel[3] ; 7. 22K-Justin Kirk[2] ; 8. 44-Audisty Brunk[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 15-Rod Hennings[1] ; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[5] ; 3. 48D-Dylan Troyer[3] ; 4. 12-Christopher Whipple[2] ; 5. 17P-Austin Powell[7] ; 6. 4X-Bradley Ashford[4] ; 7. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[3] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] ; 3. 11-Corey Bedwell[6] ; 4. 7M-Mike Hessel[1] ; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[4] ; 6. 65-Chris Bound[2] ; 7. 7X-Taylor Cox[7]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps) 1. 22A-Kobe Allison[2] ; 2. 15-Rod Hennings[7] ; 3. 23S-Brad Strunk[8] ; 4. 65-Chris Bound[18] ; 5. 42-Ty Tilton[6] ; 6. 28K-Ron Kimmel[15] ; 7. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[20] ; 8. 11-Corey Bedwell[9] ; 9. 66-Chase Dunham[4] ; 10. 328-Becca Stiefel[16] ; 11. 48D-Dylan Troyer[1] ; 12. 81H-Anthony Haas[3] ; 13. 12-Christopher Whipple[11] ; 14. 17P-Austin Powell[14] ; 15. 22K-Justin Kirk[19] ; 16. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[13] ; 17. 21B-Ryan Barr[10] ; 18. 22-Gunnar Lucius[5] ; 19. 4X-Bradley Ashford[17] ; 20. 44-Audisty Brunk[22]

 

 

Zac Taylor Takes URSS Colorado Motor Sports Park Win

The 2016 URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series Colorado Region kicked off at the Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers Colorado with eighteen teams checking in at the pit gate. A strong contingent of Colorado teams as well as some from the Kansas Region made the trek to the 3/8’s mile oval to ear the first IMCA Colorado State points in the Sprint Car division in decades.

Mike Taylor and Zac Taylor led the field to the green flag with Taylor charging into the lead with Mark Walinder, Mike Taylor, Jed Werner and Coby Pierce rounding out the top five at the end of lap one. Adam Trimble and Austin Mclean powered their way past Pierce with Brian Hardman in tow on lap two. Lap five saw the leaders start to catch lap traffic Zac Taylor put the lapped car of Ryan Oerter between himself and second place Walinder. Back in the pack Mclean recaptured the sixth position with Hardman and Zach Blurton on his heels.

Lapped traffic was still in play as Zac Taylor opened up a substantial lead on second place Walinder as the cagey veteran had to weave his way through to catch up to the leader. Farther back in the pack, Mike Taylor, Jed Werner, Adam Trimble, Austin Mclean and Zach Blurton were all battling for position with Mike Taylor holding down the third spot with Werner hot on his nerf bar. Werner closed the gap and took over the third spot on lap fourteen. Trimble held off Mclean for the fifth position while the battle for the sixth spot heated up with Blurton taking the position away from Mike Taylor on lap eighteen.

As the laps wound down it was Zac Taylor still on the point with Walinder, Werner, Trimble and Mclean rounding out the top five. When the checkers fell it was Zac Taylor taking his first win of the 2016 season and claiming the first IMCA Colorado State points.

Heat race winners: Mark Walinder, Adam Trimble and Zach Blurton. The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award went to Adam Trimble, moving up 4 spots.

A Feature 1- Zac Taylor 2- Mark Walinder 3- Jed Werner 4- Adam Trimble 5- Austin McLean 6- Zach Blurton 7- Mike Taylor 8- Brian Hardman 9- Justin Medlock 10- Keven Schramek 11- Mark Bensenberg 12- Ryan Oerter 13- Scott Rhoades 14- Clint Shubert DNF 15- Coby Pearce DNF 16- Luke Lucero DNS 17- Travis Alban DNS 18- Nic Sutton DNS

 

 

BACON BRINGS IT HOME IN MONTPELIER'S USAC SPRINT DEBUT

Brady Bacon methodically maneuvered his way from his sixth starting spot and, in a three-lap stretch a third of the way into the 30-lap feature, drove from fourth to first, passing Dave Darland on lap 12 and held off a late charge from Kyle Cummins to take the victory in front of a standing-room only crowd in the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship’s debut at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway Saturday night.

Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma earned ProSource Fast Qualifying honors in the early going, putting him outside of row three for the feature event. But, it was Darland, from his pole starting position, who quickly established the point at the start with Shane Cottle and Cummins in tow.

By lap five, the freight train of Darland, Cummins and Cottle ran nose-to-tail as they each took to the high side to pull away from the pack. Meanwhile, Bacon went to the bottom, hugging the infield tires as he rapidly reeled in third-running Cottle.

By the tenth lap, Bacon had disposed of Cottle for third, then ran down Cummins for the second spot one lap later before nearly getting by Darland, trailing by about a foot in a dead heat at the start/finish line before claiming the lead just moment later going into turn one on lap 12.

As Bacon blew by the top-three for the lead on the bottom, the trio of Darland, Cummins and Cottle followed suit by heading to the inside line on lap 13 when Cummins got by Darland for second. Cummins moved his car from the bottom to the top and back to the bottom in search of the fast way around as the race crossed the midway point.

An A.J. Hopkins backwards spin on the front-straightaway with 10 to go closed the gap between Bacon in first and second-running Cummins. On the restart, Bacon and Cummins both went to the inside with Cummins hounding Bacon, shadowing his every move, readying himself to pounce on any single slip-up that Bacon might encounter in the closing laps.

With seven laps to go, Cummins was able to get his right front wheel inside of Bacon’s left rear in turn two, nearly making contact, but was unable to make it stick, falling back roughly four car-lengths as the two headed into turn three, but a Bret Mellenberndt turn two spin brought out a yellow, providing Cummins with another shot.

After a restart with six to go, Cummins was looking to gain an inch, a yard, anything that would give him an opportunity to gain valuable ground on Bacon at the end, but he was never close enough to mount a serious challenge in the final laps as Bacon never blinked, distancing himself from the fading Cummins and taking the win in his Dynamics, Inc./Mean Green – Lykins Oil/Triple X/Williams Mopar.

With the victory, Bacon became the sixth different driver to win in the series’ first seven races of the 2016 season and, with his 14th career win in the number 69 car, became the all-time winningest driver in USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship “points-paying” races for the venerable Hoffman family team.

“I knew the bottom was a little greasy, so I was trying to drive around it in (turns) one and two; (turns) three and four were good from the start,” Bacon, the 2014 series champ, said. “Once it came in in (turns) one and two, I was able to drive by those guys and, from then on, just had to hold on. The car got a little evil right before and after that red (flag), but luckily, I didn’t make a mistake big enough for him to get around me. I made some mistakes, but we were able to keep it down on the low line and keep him behind us. We’re working hard because we haven’t had the start to the season we wanted, so we made some changes to the car and the first race out we won. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going into the summer.”

Princeton, Indiana’s Kyle Cummins once again put himself in a position to win, but came up just a little short of scoring his initial USAC victory in the Hank Byram/Vincennes University – Tim Mason ReMax/Mach-1/Cummins. In seven series races thus far in the 2016 season, it was his third 2nd place finish and his fifth top-three result, exemplifying how close he is to finally breaking through for that elusive triumph.

“Everything has been consistent with the car,” Cummins beamed. “I just have to thank these guys for working on the car. Everybody is working together and it makes my job easy because I can just focus on the racecar. It’s been a good start to the year; I’m hopeful we can just keep knocking them off.”

Dave Darland, of Lincoln, Indiana, led the first 12 laps of the feature in his Jeff Walker-Curb-Agajanian Racing/Jam-It-In Storage – Hoosier Tire/Maxim/Claxton before relenting the spot to Bacon, ultimately ending up third, which moved him into the top-five of the series point standings.

“It was tough to go from the lead to third after the top was so good,” Darland said. “Then, we were a little too tight to run the bottom. We had a good car, but I got into a rut down in turn one a couple times and it shoved the front end. Things didn’t go all that well at some points, but to get out of here with a third, we’re pretty happy.”

Contingency award winners included Brady Bacon (ProSource Fast Qualifier), A.J. Hopkins (Simpson Race Products First Heat), Robert Ballou (Competition Suspension (CSI) Second Heat), C.J. Leary (Benic Enterprises Third Heat & KSE Racing Products “Hard Charger”), Jerry Coons, Jr. (Indy Race Parts Semi), Chad Boespflug (Wilwood Brakes 13th place finisher).

USAC Amsoil National Sprints Cars 25 Entries 1. Brady Bacon, – Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 2. Kyle Cummins, – Princeton, Indiana 3. Dave Darland, – Lincoln, Indiana 4. Shane Cottle, – Kokomo. Indiana 5. Chase Stockon, – Haubstadt, Indiana 6. C.J. Leary, – Greenfield, Indiana 7. Jerry Coons, Jr., – Tuscon, Arizona 8. Carson Short, – Marion, Illinois 9. Jon Stanbrough, – Avon, Indiana 10. Justin Grant, – Ione, California 11. Thomas Meseraull, – San Jose, California 12. Robert Ballou, – Rocklin, California 13. Chad Boespflug, – Hanford, California 14. Aaron Farney, – Brookston, Indiana 15. Max McGhee, – Camby, Indiana 16. Colten Cottle, – Kansas, Illinios 17. Cole Ketcham, – Muncie, Indiana 18. A.J. Hopkins, – Plainfield, Indiana 19. Matt Goodnight, – Winchester, Indiana 20. Bret Mellenberndt, – Sioux Falls, South Dakota 21. Landon Simon, – Tipp City, Ohio 22. Isaac Chapple. – Willow Branch, Indiana FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 Darland, Laps 12-30 Bacon. KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: C.J. Leary (15th to 6th) INDY RACE PARTS SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Coons, 2. Stanbrough, 3. C.Cottle, 4. Goodnight, 5. Ketcham, 6. Simon, 7. Mellenberndt, 8. Spencer, 9. Hanft SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hopkins, 2. Farney, 3. Darland, 4. Bacon, 5. C.Short, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Goodnight, 8. Ketcham, 9. Hanft. 2:29.30 COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Grant, 3. Meseraull, 4. Chapple, 5. S.Cottle, 6. Weir, 7. Simon, 8. Coons. NT BENIC ENTERPRISES THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Stockon, 3. Boespflug, 4. Cummins, 5. McGhee, 6. C.Cottle, 7. Mellenberndt, 8. Spencer. NT PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.199; 2. Thomas Meseraull, 66, Amati-14.209; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-14.255; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 81, Stanbrough-14.284; 5. Shane Cottle, 57, Hazen-14.297; 6. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Byram-14.330; 7. Dave Darland, 11, Walker/Curb-Agajanian-14.367; 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-14.374; 9. Chad Boespflug, 98E, NineEight/EZR-14.378; 10. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.385; 11. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-14.449; 12. Colten Cottle, 1RL, Lambertson-14.465; 13. A.J. Hopkins, 42G, Jackson-14.513; 14. Robert Ballou, 1, Ballou-14.521; 15. C.J. Leary, 17GP, Dutcher-14.585; 16. Aaron Farney, 15, Farney-14.588; 17. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR-14.642; 18. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-14.645; 19. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-14.712; 20. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-14.715; 21. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-14.772; 22. Cole Ketcham, 41K, Ketcham-14.777; 23. Scotty Weir, 18w, Keen-14.874; 24. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-14.901; 25. Stuart Hanft, 69H, Hanft-15.569.

 

 

Barney Claims Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Opener at Merrittville
By Clayton Johns

THOROLD, Ont. – Jason Barney engineered his outside pole starting position in to his first feature win of the season in the non-stop 25-lap PST Fine Touch Collision Canadian Tour opener at the Merrittville Speedway on Saturday night.

Pole sitter Matt Tanner led the opening three laps before Barney claimed the point position at the exit of turn four on lap four. The two drivers battled side-by-side for two laps before Barney pulled away as the leaders reached lapped traffic.

Tanner handed the second spot to Quebec-native Steve Poirier on lap seven when he went over the berm in turn four. Defending Southern Ontario Sprints champion Mitch Brown didn’t allow Poirier the runner-up spot for long as he took the position on lap 11.

Brown pulled Pennsylvania native Jared Zimbardi along with him as the two drivers battled side-by-side amidst lapped traffic over the final 14 laps of the race. The battle allowed Barney to open a three-second lead over the two runner-up cars.

Barney escaped lapped traffic over the final five laps and cruised to the victory. Zimbardi edged Brown at the line for second as Poirier and Cory Turner completed the top-five. Barney also received the Shuttleworth’s Asphalt “Seals the Deal” winners bonus of $50 for his victorious efforts.

Heat winners were collected by Dane Lorenc, Jason Barney and Steve Poirier. Picking up the Evingham Site Excavation four lap Dash was Cory Turner.

The next event on the Patriot Sprint Tour schedule is next Sunday, May 1 where the series returns to the historic Five Mile Point Speedway for the first time since April of 2005. It will be the first full points show for the A-Verdi Storage Containers PST American Tour.

Be sure to ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook and to follow @PatriotSprints on both Twitter and Instagram. You can also log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com<http://www.patriotsprinttour.com/> for updated point standings, schedule information and other series news.

The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling 360 Sprint Car series that visits facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and the Ontario province.

Complete Results – Merrittville Speedway Spring Sizzler

Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 87 Jason Barney, 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi, 3. 10 Mitch Brown, 4. 28FM Steve Poirier, 5. 97 Cory Turner, 6. 90 Matt Tanner, 7. 11 Jamie Turner, 8. 14H Jim Huppunen, 9. 22 Jim Porter, 10. 00 Dane Lorenc, 11. 17 Sammy Reakes, 12. 17x Dain Naida, 13. 33k Kyle Patrick, 14. 71s Shawn Sliter, 15. 01 Kyle Fraser, 16. 01k Mikey Kruchka, 17. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 18. 49 Todd Hoddick, 19. 7 Tom Huppunen, 20. 67R Pete Richardson, 21. 11J Chris Jones, 22. 27z Stan Zanchin, 23. 81 Derek Jonathan, 24. 67 Steve Collins.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 00 Dane Lorenc, 2. 81 Derek Jonathan, 3. 11 Jamie Turner, 4. 71s Shawn Sliter, 5. 67R Pete Richardson, 6. 27z Stan Zanchin, 7. 51L Lee Ladouceur, 8. 7 Tom Huppunen, 9. 3 Denny Peebles, 10. 91 Ryan Turner (DNS).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 87 Jason Barney, 2. 90 Matt Tanner, 3. 10b Mitch Brown, 4. 33k Kyle Patrick, 5. 22 Jim Porter, 6. 67 Steve Collins, 7. 49 Todd Hoddick, 8. 17x Dain Naida, 9. X Dan Bennett, 10. 77x Alex Hill.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28FM Steve Poirier , 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi, 3. 17 Sammy Reakes, 4. 01k Mikey Kruchka, 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, 6. 97 Cory Turner, 7. 47x Dylan Westbrook, 8. 11J Chris Jones, 9. 7m Justin Martin, 10. 01 Kyle Fraser.

Evingham Site & Excavation Dash (4 Laps): 1. 97 Cory Turner, 2. 81 Derek Jonathan, 3. 01k Mikey Kruchka, 5. 33k Kyle Patrick, 6. 22 Jim Porter.

Patriot Sprint Tour B-Main (10 Laps - Top 4 Transfer): 1. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 2. 17x Dain Naida, 3. 7 Tom Huppunen, 4. 49 Todd Hoddick, 5. 3 Denny Peebles, 6. 11J Chris Jones (Provisional), 7. 01 Kyle Fraser (Provisional), 8. X Dan Bennett, 9. 7m Justin Martin, 10. 47x Dylan Westbrook, 11. 77x Alex Hill

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #3 Saturday April 23rd 2016
IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic
Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, Va.
Jerald Harris Does a Wing Dance
The Harris boys are trying some new wing mounts on their cars and they seem to be working as Jerald Harris went to the front and stayed there. Heats kicked off the clear cool evening with Troy Severin and Tony Harris taking wins before it was off to the feature. Tony Harris and Bill Rice paced the field at the start with Harris out front on the low line with Rice taking his high line. Jerald Harris made his way to third and worked on Rice until getting by on lap five and taking off after Tony leaving Rice to battle Humphries. Jerald dove low and to the lead as Tony was getting loose and now had to hold off Humphries. Jerald was pacing the field as Humphries got under Tony but lost it the following turn taking Tony Harris with him. Jerald Harris took off after the quick yellow and Troy Severin got by Glenn Worrell for second and that’s how it would stay as Jerald Harris took his first win of the year. At the line it was Jerald Harris, Troy Severin, Glenn Worrell, Brian Lawson, Anthony Linkenhoker, Kevin Fletcher, Daren Bolac, Michael Keeton, JD Coats, Josh Perreault, Tony Harris, Bill Rice and Tom Humphries.
Next Week its back to Shenandoah Speedway Saturday night April 30th
Thanks you for your support Jim Haines
Virginia Sprint Series
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Shane Cockrum wins at the line in sprint car feature at Lincoln Park Speedway - Jordan Almanza claims ‘Bomber Spring Fling’; Jake Humphrey and Josh Boller also score wins

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – A lightning quick track was the setting for Saturday’s battle for the checkered flag over four classes of action at Lincoln Park Speedway. Shane Cockrum won the sprint car A-main by barely a car length over Brady Short. Jake Humphrey was the UMP Modified winner with Josh Boller winning his second UMP Super Stock feature of the season. Jordan Almanza parlayed a bit of good fortune into a $500 victory in the “Bomber Spring Fling.” Cockrum and Jeff Bland put on a show for the fans at the Putnamville oval during the first half of the 25-lap sprint car main event. The pair swapped the lead and went wheel-to-wheel into lapped traffic at the 12-lap mark as Kevin Thomas Jr. reeled the pair in ahead of Nate McMillin and Brady Short. With 10 laps to go, the leaders went 3-wide with a lapped car into turn four, but came out the other side still entangled in a struggle for the top spot. Cockrum and Bland’s battle for the lead drew most of the attention from the rapidly closing Thomas and Short, who entered the fray. Just six laps remained when some contact between the leaders led to a displeased Bland pulling to the pits. On the re-start, Cockrum maintained the lead, but Thomas and Short were hot on his tail tank to the white flag. As the leaders rocketed through turn three, Cockrum stayed on the bottom groove and on the throttle as he bounced a couple of times through turn four. However, he maintained enough momentum to edge Short at the line ahead of Thomas. Mario Clouser won the B-main and powered through the field for the fourth spot ahead of McMillin. Jake Humphrey has made many an exciting charge through traffic running the cushion at Lincoln Park Speedway during his young career. However, on Saturday night, Humphrey made the bottom work to his advantage, powering to the lead several laps into the A-main and holding off the advances of Cullen Goodman over the last 15 laps to pick up the victory. Humphrey started alongside JR Watkins on the front row and took over the point quickly as Goodman had his hands full with Brecken Prince during the first seven laps. Brent Hudson and Tyler Loughmiller were wheel-to-wheel behind the group in a battle for the fourth spot as Jay Humphrey and Josh McDaniel gave chase. By the midway point, Humphrey was working his way through traffic before a caution flag flew with five laps remaining. On the re-start, Humphrey mashed the throttle to stave off a last effort from Goodman for the lead. Humphrey went on to take the checkered flag with Prince placing third ahead of Loughmiller and Hudson in the top-five. Boller made it two-for-two with his UMP Super Stock feature win Saturday night on a very fast track at LPS. However, the fastest line proved to be the one that Boller was best on too as he held off Steve Hawkins and Steve Peeden at the finish line. Doug McCullough led the first couple of laps before pulling off the track with Boller assuming the lead after an early caution. From there, Boller stayed out front of the challengers on his way to his second win in as many races in Putnamville this year. Josh McDaniel would place fourth ahead of John Shidler in the top-five. The “Bomber Spring Fling” was a super-sized 25-lapper with $500 at stake for the winner of the feature that was an extra 10 laps compared to the usual weekly A-main. The field grew to 28 total cars that took the green flag. Megan Cavaness and C.J. Bryan started on the front row ahead of Josh Litton and Carlos Bumgardner Sr. After a couple of early cautions delayed the start, the field really got rolling as Bryan lead Bumgardner to the line. The pair created a bit of space out front as Bumgardner went to the high side looking for the pass on Bryan, who ran the bottom groove. Behind the pair, Almanza moved up to the third spot as Litton was giving him all he could handle from the fourth spot ahead of Cavaness. As the laps ticked off, the leaders tracked down the back of the field as lapped traffic became a factor. Bumgardner made his move to the lead at the halfway point and half a lap later Bryan slowed and pulled off the track. Bumgardner looked like he might have a comfortable advantage after he slipped by several lapped cars and got a re-start with them in between himself and the second-running Almanza. Litton was still on his bumper however, as a bunched group of challengers that included Cavaness, Cody Wright, James Walters and David Wallen, jockeyed for the third spot. Almanza ticked off the lappers and advanced into a spot to challenge Bumgardner with four laps to go. One lap later, Bumgardner’s hopes of a win were derailed by mechanical woes and he pulled off the track at speed as Almanza took over the top spot. Despite Litton’s attempts over the final two circuits, Almanza found his first win of the season as Litton, Wright, Walters and Wallen rounded out an exciting A-main.

Sprint car feature 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Brady Short, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4. Mario Clouser, 5. Nate McMillin, 6. Brandon Mattox, 7. Mitch Wissmiller, 8. Charlie Belden Jr., 9. Brandon Morin, 10. Tyler Hewitt, 11. Jamie Williams, 12. JJ Hughes, 13. Lukas Smith, 14. Shelby VanGilder, 15. Jeff Bland, 16. Conner Donelson, 17. Matt Brannin, 18. Lance Grimes, 19. Hunter ONeal, 20. Tim Creech II Heat winners: Jamie Williams, Nate McMillin, Jeff Bland

UMP Modified feature 1. Jake Humphrey, 2. Cullen Goodman, 3. Brecken Prince, 4. Tyler Loughmiller, 5. Brent Hudson, 6. Josh McDaniel, 7. Roger Mills, 8. Scott Ricketts, 9. JR Watkins, 10. David Baldwin, 11. Jay Humphrey Jr., 12. Josh Settles, 13. Kenny Weaver, 14. RJ Pruitt, 15. Sydney Landes, 16. Jerry Bland Jr., 17. Gary Ricketts, 18. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 19. Kile Meadows, 20. Travis Shoulders, 21. Randy Shuman, 22. Kenny Carmichael Sr. Heat winners: Brecken Prince, Kenny Carmichael Jr., Jake Humphrey

Super Stock feature 1. Josh Boller, 2. Steve Hawkins, 3. Steve Peeden, 4. Josh McDaniel, 5. John Shidler, 6. Scotty Massie, 7. Larry Raines, 8. DJ Smiley, 9. Randy Brawley, 10. Michael Clark, 11. Jonathon Newgent, 12. Paul Wright, 13. Jack Campbell, 14. Chris Campbell, 15. D.J. McCullough, 16. Kenny Fields, 17. Matt Jordan, 18. Jaylen Frye, 19. Doug McCullough, 20. Jeff Starks

Bomber feature “Bomber Spring Fling” 1. Jordan Almanza, 2. Josh Litton, 3. Cody Wright, 4. James Walters, 5. David Wallen, 6. Megan Cavaness, 7. Kyle Prince, 8. Glenn Ogden, 9. Travis Heramb, 10. David Bumgardner, 11. Scott Crouch, 12. Ron Smith, 13. Mark Dickerson, 14. Justin Bumgardner, 15. Bob Farris, 16. Adam Farr, 17. Alex Reid, 18. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 19. Chucky Walden, 20. Tom Plemons, 21. Ryan Freeland, 22. C.J. Bryan, 23. Larry Hutto, 24. Jerry Hutto, 25. Tom Courtney, 26. DJ Smiley, 27. Bobby Tarrh Jr., 28. Chad Casassa, 29. Joe Cash Heat winners: Carlos Bumgardner Sr., Josh Litton, C.J. Bryan

 

 

Martens Holds Wood for Sprint Series of Oklahoma Victory!

Meeker, Oklahoma – April 23, 2016 - Jake Martens took the lead at the start and then held off a hard-charging Joe Wood, Jr. to claim his first Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver sprint victory of the season as the tour made their first ever appearance at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker, Oklahoma on Saturday night.

After a redraw of the first four rows for starting positions, Martens started on the pole for the twenty lap feature while Loyd Clevenger was slated to start along-side. However, mechanical gremlins forced Clevenger to start at the tail of the nineteen car field moving Andy Shouse to the outside, front row position.

Martens got the lead at the start and quickly jumped out front as Shouse and fourth starting Sterling Huff battled for the runner up position. While both drivers were battling for second, Martens opened a half stretch advantage before reaching slower cars on lap seven.

Fifth starting Joe Wood, Jr. had worked his way past Shouse for third on lap five and on lap eight passed Huff for the runner-up position.

At the races midway point, it was still Martens with a sizeable lead, followed by Wood, Huff, Shouse and seventh starting Blake Dacus.

On lap twelve the first and only caution of the feature finale fell when Brandon Long came to a stop at the top of turns three and four.

On the final restart Martens, aboard the Paul Martens owned, Martens Machine Shop/Fortune Auto and Truck Supply sponsored #48, got the jump on Wood and opened a five car length lead.

Martens approached slower cars on lap eighteen allowing Wood to cut his deficit down to three car lengths. Heading down the backstretch on the final lap, Wood got a run on Martens coming out of turn four but the Fairview, Oklahoma driver would hold on to take the two car length victory.

Shouse would settled for third while Huff and tenth starting Chris Kelly rounded out the top five.

The three, eight lap heat races for the nineteen car field were won by Martens, Huff and Shayla Waddell.

Next up for the Sprint Series will be Friday night, May 20, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma for their second appearance of the season as part of the tracks “Fast 5 Friday” series.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Brill Motor Speedway/Meeker, Oklahoma

April 23, 2016

19 Cars

Martens Machine First Heat: 1) Jake Martens, 2) Joe Wood, Jr., 3) Cody Whitworth, 4) Chris Kelly, 5) Brandon Long, 6) Chuck Bellefeville, 7) Jerry Jumper

Messmer Racing Second Heat: 1) Sterling Huff, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Blake Dacus, 4) Chad Koch, 5) Mark Rogers, 6) Brandon Jennings

Martens Machine and Messmer Racing Third Heat: 1) Shayla Waddell, 2) Loyd Clevenger, 3) Gary Owens, 4) Robert Vetter, 5) Gary Kelley, 6) Blake Scott

A Feature: 1) Jake Martens, 2) Joe Wood, Jr., 3) Andy Shouse, 4) Sterling Huff, 5) Blake Dacus, 6) Gary Owens, 7) Chad Koch, 8) Robert Vetter, 9) Shayla Waddell, 10) Cody Whitworth, 11) Chad Koch, 12) Gary Kelly, 13) Chad Bellefeville, 14) Jerry Jumper, 15) Brandon Long, 16) Mark Rogers, 17) Brandon Jennings, 18) Loyd Clevenger, 19) Blake Scott

Lap Leaders: Martens 1-20

 

 

Kaeding scores first career Placerville KWS victory

By Gary Thomas
Placerville, CA – April 23, 2016…Willie Croft’s misfortune was Bud Kaeding’s gain on Saturday night when the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series officially kicked-off the 2016 season at the always action packed Placerville Speedway.
After winning the six-lap Dash to earn the pole position in the feature, Croft was able to hold command out front, all the while racing through heavy traffic on the tight quarter-mile. Kaeding would keep him honest in traffic however, stalking the rear bumper of the familiar Holy Smokes BBQ No. 29 mount.
The pair raced closely together for the majority of the race, weaving in & out of the slower traffic, until the complexion of the main event changed on lap 25. As the leaders charged into turn one, lapped cars ahead of them came together, leaving Croft no place to go and resulting in him making contact and coming to a stop.
After inheriting the lead it was clear sailing out front for Kaeding, who took the Ed Entz checkered flag by 1.135 seconds over Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan. For Kaeding it marked his first series win at the track and the 13th of his KWS career, which gives him sole possession of ninth all-time. It was a solid way for the Campbell, CA driver to start out the season after missing out on the title by just 12-markers last year. 04_23_2016_201
“It feels great to start out the season in victory lane and for it to be in Placerville is pretty cool,” Kaeding commented. “This hasn’t always been my best track, but to win championships you have to be good everywhere. That was a tough break for Willie Croft because he was good all night. I can’t thank Morrie & Katie Williams enough for the opportunity to drive this car. We’ll now go and try to win the Bradway again next week in Chico.”
The runner up effort for McMahan was his best King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series finish since the 2014 season. The veteran began his Sprint Car career at the Placerville bullring way back in 1982. Chico’s Jonathan Allard charged from 14th to third in the feature. The three-time King of the West champ looked strong in the 30-lapper.
Penngrove’s Chase Johnson earned his career best KWS finish by running fourth. It was an impressive effort put together by the 20-year-old second year series competitor. The top-five was rounded out by 16th starter Dominic Scelzi of Fresno. The 18-year-old made a nice rebound in the feature to earn the solid finish.
The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by 20th starter Shane Golobic of Fremont, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Fresno’s Cory Eliason and Hanford’s DJ Netto. It was also a nice recovery by Netto, who had gotten into a spin following a chain reaction in front of him while running third early on.
Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto captured the LCQ, with Croft claiming the Dash as noted. The three 10-lap heats were picked off by DJ Netto, Bobby McMahan and Willie Croft. Cory Eliason opened the night by setting fast time with a lap of 10.726 around the quarter-mile. Full results will be available at www.placervillespeedway.com.
In the companion BCRA Midget Lite Feature, Kyle Offill took advantage of a lap 9 restart to take the lead away from pole sitter Scott Kinney in turns 1 & 2. Kinney returned the favor in turn 3, but Offill came across the stripe on lap 10 as the new leader. Despite a challenge from veteran Craig Dillard of Oakdale over the course of the final few laps, Offill held on for the win. Dillard finished second with Scotty Males, Dakota Albright and Greg DeCaires V rounding out the top five. 04_23_2016_215
In victory lane, Offill was almost speechless when describing his first victory at Placerville. "The car was fast all night. It really was digging", he said. "It feels good to get a win."
Racing action returns to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds next Saturday, April 30th, with a four division program consisting of the Thompson's Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, Jay's Mobile Welding and Fabricating Pure Stocks, as well as the first appearance of the season for the Sport Mods. Pit gates will open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.

 

HAUDENSCHILD, MARKHAM, THOMPSON, CHANCE & BECKETT BEST OF NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, April 23, 2016

By Mike Swanger

The 2016 season long points races got underway Saturday night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway on VP Racing Fuel night. Two time defending track champion of the Fisher Performance Sprints, Brad Haudenschild of Millersburg would start on the outside front row with Jordan Ryan on the pole and those two would go side by side for the opening lap and after a lap one caution for Troy Kingan and Jason Dolick as those two touched coming out of turn four and into the frontstretch wall. Both had flat tires but would return to the race. On the restart, Ryan made a couple of attempts on the low side of turn two to take the lead but Haudenschild used the extreme highside of the track to start to pull away as Danny Mumaw began to close in on Ryan for second. A caution on lap 13 for a spun Mitch Harble bunched the field back together and the return of the green would see Mumaw powering past Ryan for second as the yellow would fly one lap later for Scott Riley spin. Haudenschild and his Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire & Ice Pub and All Things Retro #38k opened up a six car length lead as Mumaw would close in on the last two laps and when the checkered flag flew, was right on the rear of Haudenschild’s sprinter. Ryan would hold off a challenge from Chris Myers for third as Harble recovered from his spin to take fifth. Myers and Mumaw claimed the heat wins In his 52nd year of racing, Blaine Aber started the Harriger Towing Super Late Model feature on the pole and set the pace for the first two laps before Brad Malcuit would take over the top spot as lap four would see Ashland’s Ryan Markham take over second from Aber. On the restart following a caution for Justin Collett, Mike Bores and Matt Irey worked their way into third and fourth to join Malcuit and Markham for the lead. Markham would secure the lead from Malcuit on lap ten and then start to expand his lead aboard the H&T Demolition, Harriger Towing and Innovative Graphics #5m. At the halfway mark, Irey would slip past Bores for third and two circuits later captured second from Malcuit and tried to chase down Markham but could not make a serious run to catch the 5 time NAPA WCS champion. Malcuit held on to third in front of Bores as Larry Bellman finished fifth. Markham, who is in his 25th year of racing and Bores topped the heats. Defending track champ Doug Drown blew an engine while leading the 1st heat and did not start the feature. Streetsboro’s Tyler Thompson made it hard on himself when he spun while leading on the opening lap of the Action Auto Body Super Stock main and went to the tail but was helped with six other cautions in the first 8 laps of the feature. Third starting Gary Hensel Jr, would be the leader for the opening 8 laps but on the restart on lap eight, Brandon Gardner would power past Hensel Jr. in turn two to take control of the race but as he went down the frontstretch on lap 13, Gardner’s power plant went up in smoke, ending his chances at a win. On the final restart, Hensel Jr. had reinherited the lead with Thompson and his Action Auto Body, Nella Enterprises and Ofex of Ohio, #T2 in second . As they took the white flag, they made contact and Hensel Jr wiggled as Thompson as against the guardrail but slipped past for the win with Hensel Jr in second followed by Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley and Todd Sherwin. Eric Eicholtz won the 1st heat but was dq’ed for being to light at the scales as Nicely was awarded the win with Thompson the other heat winner. Alan Dellinger and heat winner and defending Kar Connection Rush Late Model champ, Charlie Duncan would start on the front row and Duncan set the pace for the opening five laps when he suffered a flat tire. When the green flag reappeared, Lexington’s Justin Chance picked off Dellinger, Jamie Wrightsman and Ryan Markham on the ensuing lap and then lead the rest of the way for the win aboard the State Farm Insurance, Innovative Graphics and Accu Force Shocks #01. It would be a battle for top five finishes following Chance as Dellinger would drop out with a flat tire as first time visitor Will Thomas took second away from Markham with four laps to go only to have Markham reclaimed with two to go and finish second with Thomas in third. Duncan recovered for fourth with Wrightsman in fifth. The WQKT Mini Stocks would start their season out with the 1st of five ‘Summer Series’ races with Directional Hydraulics sponsoring the $300 to win feature. Millersburg’s Dale Beckett and his Kaufman Country Market and M & S Concrete #4 started on the pole and would lead the caution free 15 laps to pocket the win. It did not come easy for Beckett as Casey Butler hounded him all race long but could never get past the winner. Zach Chaffin ran a strong third with moving up from his 8th starting position to take fourth as Moose Workman filled out the top five. Brad Hensel, Wes Staley, Doug Hensel and Butler won the heat races as Dustin Bedlion paced the last chance race. Scott Delaney went flag to flag to win the Flat Track Cart feature with Chuck Conway, Eric Eicholtz, Mike Winters and Coty Conway following. Delaney and Chuck Conway won the heats. Next Saturday night, April 30th, will see another regular night of racing with all six divisions in action with the Kar Connection Rush Late Models starting their ‘Summer Series’ with $800 to win feature. Check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information about the speedway.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, April 23, 2016 FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Heat 1 Chris Myers, Nick Patterson, Andre Layfield, Scott Riley, Andy Fike, Mitch Harble Heat 2 Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Brad Haudenschild, Troy Kingan, Jamie Myers, Jason Dolick Feature Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Chris Myers, Mitch Harble, Andre Layfield, Jamie Myers, Nick Patterson, Jason Dolick, Troy Kingan, Andy Fike, Scott Riley

HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Blaine Aber, Ken Hahn, Cody Scott, Drew Smith, Doug Drown, Rick Bond Heat 2 Mike Bores, Brad Malcuit, Larry Bellman, Matt Irey, Jerry Aber, Randy Davis, Justin Collett Feature Ryan Markham, Matt Irey, Brad Malcuit, Mike Bores, Larry Bellman, Cody Scott, Rick Bond, Ken Hahn, Jerry Aber, Drew Smith, Randy Davis, Blaine Aber, Justin Collett, Doug Drown dns

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley, Paul Kern, Brandon Gardner, Eric Eicholtz dq’ed, Todd Sherwin dns Heat 2 Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr., Chris Albright, Jordan James, Tod Beviloqua, Ryan Leathers Feature Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley, Todd Sherwin, Paul Kern, Jordan James, Tod Beviloqua, Ryan Leathers, Brandon Gardner, Chris Albright, Eric Eicholtz dns

KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS Heat 1 Charlie Duncan, Jamie Wrightsman, Ryan Markham, Alan Dellinger, Justin Chance, Will Thomas, Josh Stoica, Jim Nicely, Hiram Bachman, Chase Alexander Feature Justin Chance, Ryan Markham, Will Thomas, Charlie Duncan, Jamie Wrightsman, Jim Nicely, Chase Alexander, Hiram Bachman, Josh Stoica, Alan Dellinger

WQKT MINI STOCKS Heat 1 Brad Hensel, Zach Chaffin, Cory Staley, Brian Tomblin, Dustin Bedlion, Fred Snyder, Richard Retton Heat 2 Wes Staley, Dale Beckett, Jerry Adkins, Chris Priebe, Jeff Barker, Jim Burns, Mitch Reichard Heat 3 Doug Hensel, Moose Workman, Stephen Crowe, Jeff Edwards, Dakota Wells, Briana Hensel, Jess Hensel Heat 4 Casey Butler, Rick Bays, Braden Wert, Mike Maylor, David Keagy, Jordan James B Main Dustin Bedlion, Jeff Barker, Dakota Wells, Mitch Reichard, Briana Hensel, Jim Burns, Jess Hensel, Richard Retton, Fred Snyder, Jordan James dns, David Keagy dns Feature Dale Beckett, Casey Butler, Zach Chaffin, Doug Hensel, Moose Workman, Wes Staley, Brad Hensel, Stephen Crowe, Jerry Adkins, Dakota Wells, Mitch Reichard, Dustin Bedlion, Brian Tomblin, Chris Priebe, Cory Staley, Jeff Edwards, Jeff Barker, Rick Bays, Braden Wert dns, Mike Maylor dns

 

 

Kerzman Crates Off Traditional Sprint Win At Cedar Lake New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (4-23-16)

Just as the first heat race for the evening was lined up in the staging area, a couple of light rain showers moved over the Cedar Lake Speedway causing a delay to the start of the Saturday night racing program on April 23. Fortunately, the track was located just far enough to the south that only the very bottom edge of the rainy weather clipped the speedway. Once the light showers moved off to the east, the weather cooperated for the remainder of the evening and the third race of the season was able to be completed. Jeremy Kerzman of Gray Eagle, Minnesota passed race leader Rob Caho, Jr. on lap 18 of the 25 lap feature and went on to record his first win in a Traditional sprint car at Cedar Lake and his second ever in the popular non-winged UMSS division. Kerzman commented on the race in his Rock Auto Victory Lane interview and chatted afterwards about the Pace Performance Chevrolet 602 crate engine in his car.

Kerzman dropped out of the feature the previous Saturday night at CLS with electrical issues. He and his team chased those electrical problems all week long, as they could not seem to get his car to stay running. Working frantically throughout the morning hours and into the early afternoon, Kerzman said, "the car finally stayed running about mid afternoon so we loaded it into the trailer and headed south to Cedar Lake in hopes that it would run." Run it did, as the former super stock, Midwest modified and winged sprint driver who has a good number of laps around the western Wisconsin dirt oval in his racing career put his brightly colored number 3k sprinter in Rock Auto Victory Lane in what was another very good feature race.

The Traditional sprints had the high car count for the evening with 21 non-winged warriors on hand. Three ten lap heat races were run with James Giossi, Caho and Kerzman showing the way in each. The top four in passing and finishing points drew for the 1-4 starting spots in the exact order they earned the top points, so it would be Giossi and Caho on the front row of the feature with Scott Brandt and Kerzman sitting in row two. Brandt, in his third season behind the wheel of a Traditional sprint, was making his season debut after a sore back sidelined him during the opening weekend. Also racing for the first time this season was Jimmy Kouba, Tony Klose, rookie driver Kyle Wehking and Shaun Kelley subbing for Ty Sampair in the Liquid Nitro car. Engine issues sidelined opening weekend double winner Rick Kobs and Neal Matuska in their heat races, as their nights ended early.

Pole starter Giossi grabbed the early lead and looked strong up front, as he was trying to win for the second time in his young career at Cedar Lake in a Traditional sprint. In his rookie season last year, Giossi won during the first night of the WoO weekend in July. Caho rode second behind Giossi until lap 9. While racing through turn four on the bottom lane, Giossi did a complete 360 spin and was able to keep going. Luckily he had built up enough of a lead at the time that no other cars were involved; however, the loss of momentum allowed Caho to pass him for the top spot coming off turn four. A couple of cautions slowed the pace with ten and twelve laps completed for spins in turn four, as Caho continued to lead Kerzman with Giossi and Jake Kouba just behind the lead duo. Kerzman made the winning pass while coming off the top side of turn two on lap 18, ducked in front of Caho on the low lane entering turn three, and held off the three-time champion during the remaining laps. Caho, Jake Kouba, Giossi and Chase Viebrock completed the top five finishers. Jimmy Kouba, rookie Bryan Roach and Jon Lewerer advanced the most positions (4) from their original starting spots in the feature.

The UMSS Traditional sprints are slated for another double header weekend on April 29-30, as they make their first of four scheduled appearances in 2016 at the Princeton Speedway on Friday night April 29 and return for their fourth show of the season at Cedar Lake Speedway the following night. Several more Traditional sprints will be making their season debuts in the upcoming weeks, as the popularity of these local area non-winged sprint cars continues to build. Racers and fans can check results, points, the schedule and much more regarding the UMSS Traditional sprints 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 April 23, 2016 (Race #3)

Rock Auto A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[4]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[2]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[7]; 4. 11-James Giossi[1]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock[6]; 6. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[5]; 7. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[11]; 8. 7B-Scott Brandt[3]; 9. 16-Anna Hippe[10]; 10. 87-Mike Mueller[9]; 11. 22-Jeff Pellersels[8]; 12. 21J-Jori Hughes[13]; 13. 99-Bryan Roach[17]; 14. 69S-Jon Lewerer[18]; 15. 95-Kevin Bradwell[12]; 16. 29-Hunter Custer[15]; 17. 12W-Kyle Wehking[16]; 18. (DNF) N1-Shawn Kelley[14]; 19. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[19]; DNS 48-Neal Matuska; DNS 81-Rick Kobs.

Lap Leaders: Giossi 1-8, Caho 9-17, Kerzman 18-25. Cautions: (2) Yellow with 10 laps scored for 29 spin turn 4. Yellow with 12 laps scored for 95 spin turn 4.

GRP Motorsports Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[2]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[1]; 3. 22-Jeff Pellersels[4]; 4. 16-Anna Hippe[6]; 5. 21J-Jori Hughes[3]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach[7]; 7. (DNF) N1-Shawn Kelley[5].

Lap Leader: Giossi 1-10. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[2]; 2. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[3]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller[4]; 4. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[5]; 5. 29-Hunter Custer[7]; 6. (DNF) 48-Neal Matuska[1]; 7. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[6].

Lap Leader: Caho 1-9. Cautions: (1) Yellow on final lap for 48 blown engine. Finish reverted back to white flag lap.

Meeks Video Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[1]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[2]; 3. 7B-Scott Brandt[6]; 4. 95-Kevin Bradwell[4]; 5. 12W-Kyle Wehking[6]; 6. (DNF) 81-Rick Kobs[5]; DNS 69S-Jon Lewerer.

Lap Leader: Kerzman 1-10. Cautions: (1) Yellow with 1 lap scored for 81 stopped turn 4 with engine issue.

 

 

Atomic Speedway

Wild Child, Moran, Boggs, Trout Atomic Victors

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-"The Wild Child" Jac Haudenschild of Millersburg, Ohio claimed the $2500 Ohio Sprint Car Series event at the Atomic

Speedway Saturday over a stellar field of cars. Devin Moran, Dresden, Ohio claimed the AMRA Late Model main, Jackie Boggs of Grayson,

Kentucky won the AMRA Modified feature, and Andy Trout took home top honors in the AMRA Sport Mod class.

Great racing and big name drivers have set the bar for the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS), which quickly is gaining momentum in

the region as a viable, first class venture.

Haudenschild, aboard the Jamie Miller 6m, took the early lead and except for the brief moment that Cale Thomas led, powered to

the win. Cole Duncan came on fast late in the race, but ran out of laps, while Danny Smith passed for third with two laps to go.

Haudenschild said, "I haven't felt good in a car for a while and tonight this car was right. I saw the scoreboard and knew the

91, the 22, and the 4 were behind me so I knew I had to get up on the wheel. I'd like to thank Jamie and Larry and the team for getting

this car right. They give me a ride whenever I need one and tonight it worked out for us all."

Duncan said, " I screwed up early and that cost me. I just ran out of time. The car was great at the finish so next week maybe

we can pick up a spot and be here in victory lane."

"We were coming on at the end but Cole and Jac were just too far gone." said third place Danny Smith. "I love this track and

love coming here. All these decals (sponsors) on the car is what makes it happen. Maybe we can come back next week and get the win."

Eddie Carrier, Jr. and Duane Chamberlain got the late race caution they were looking for in the AMRA Late Model main, but

youngster Devin Moran led every lap to bring home his first-ever Atomic Speedway win. Moran was running a 99F in memory of fallen race

driver Charlie Floyd, whose family joined him in victory lane.

"It's great to finally get my first win here! I love this place! It's one of the first tracks my dad brought me to when I was

little, so it is a special win."

Moran added, "This really isn't about me, but I ran the 99F tonight in memory of Charlie Floyd. What happened to Charlie wasn't

all for nothing. It made all of us in this business think about safety and I dedicate this win to him."

Jackie Boggs brought home his third win in the AMRA Modiifed division despite a great comeback by Brian Whiteman, who made it

close at the finish.

Andy Trout had a race-long battle with Gary Griffith in the AMRA modified main. Griffith went pitside with two laps to go

allowing Bob Crace, Jr. and Tony Seibert to make a run for the win. Trout held them off for his first Atomic Win.Steve Nobile was hard

charger in a 16th to fourth place run.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located

12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

THE SUMMARY:

Graphic Creations OSCS 410 Sprints (24)

Fast Time: Cole Duncan 11:988

Heat One-Danny Smith, Jim Nier, Beau Stewart, Ryan Myers, Todd Kane, Mike Terry, Dave Smith, Brandy Bower

Heat Two-Jac Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Dallas Hewitt, Ryan Broughton, Ron Blair, Wes McGlumphy, Mark Coleman

Heat Three-Hunter Schuerenberg, Cale Thomas, Nate Reeser, Bryan Nuckles, Mark Imler, Josh Davis, Dean Kester

Feature: Jac Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Danny Smith, Cale Thomas, Hunter Schuerenberg, Dallas Hewitt, Ryan Broughton, Jim Nier, Ryan

Myers, Todd Kane, Beau Stewart, Mike Terry, Josh Davis, David Smith, Brandy Bower, Mark Imler, Nate Reeser, Wes McGlumphy, Mark

Coleman, Ron Blair, Dean Kester

Phantom Race Gear AMRA LATE MODELS (25)

Fast Time: R.J. Conley 13:755

Heat One-Jason Montgomery, Rod Conley, R.J. Conley, Billy Gullion, Mike Wilson, Graeme Short, Paul Moore,

Heat Two- Devin Moran, Duane Chamberlain, Mike Benedum, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Greggie Oliver, Billy Staker, Brad Butler

Heat Three-Mark Frazier, Delmas Conley, Nick Latham, Chris Shannon, Ralph Withem, Rusty Yarger

Feature: Devin Moran, Duane Chamberlain, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Rod Conley, R.J. Conley, Nick Latham, Billy Gullion, Greggie Oliver, Mike

Benedum, Chris Shannon, Mark Frazier, Billy Staker, Ralph Withem, Rusty Yarger, Graeme Short, Mike Wilson, Brad Butler, Jason

Montgomery, Delmas Conley, Paul Moore

Precision Grading AMRA MODIFIEDS (27)

Fast Time:

Heat One-Jackie Boggs, Brian Whiteman, Greggie Oliver, Nathon Loney, Jimmy Lennex, Adam Jordan, Andy Bond, Travis Carr, Dustin Gilbert

Heat Two-Dave Jamison, Jason Montgomery, John Burdette, Steve Clemmons, Dave McWilliams, Dean Boyd, Adam Colley, Bud Frazier, Ben

Adkins

Heat Three-Mark Dickson, Kenny Johnson, Harrison Hall, Clint Keenan, Seth Daniels, Mike Conkle, Pete Brunton, Trevor Chaney

B-Main-Dean Boyd, Adam Jordan, Andy Bond, Ben Adkins, Mike Conkle, Adam Colley, Travis Carr, Dustin Gilbert, Bud Frazier

Feature: Jackie Boggs, Brian Whiteman, John Burdette, Nathon Loney, Greggie Oliver, Adam Jordan, Clint Keenan, Mark Dickson, Dave

Jamison, Jimmy Lennex, Kenny Johnson, Dave McWilliams, Ben Adkins, Andy Bond, Harrison Hall, Seth Daniels, Mike Conkle, Steve Clemmons,

Adam Colley, Dean Boyd

C & M Racing AMRA SPORT MODS

Heat One- Gary Griffith, Joel Richendollar, Tony Seibert, Tonka Harris, Bob Crace, Brandon Allen, Patrick Hayes

Heat Two- Billy Bowles, Andy Trout, Brad Dickson, Keith Shanks, J.D. Broughton, Jack Harris, Nick Phillips, Butch Eblin

Feature: Andy Trout, Bob Crace, Jr., Tony Siebert, Steve Nobile, Joel Richendollar, Brad Dickson, Keith Shanks, Brandon Allen, Tonka

Harris, John Cuckler, J.D. Broughton, Butch Eblin, Jack Harris, Gary Griffith, Billy Bowles, Nick Phillips

Enduro

Feature: Brandon Allen, Tim Howard, Noah McNaughton, Barry Crabtree, Paul Coe.

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Byron Reed wasn’t planning on racing at Fremont Speedway Saturday. He was supposed to be at his son’s sporting event. But, circumstances changed and Reed ended up at “The Track That Action Built” and he proceeded to claim his 28th career victory.

Reed, the defending and six time Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint champion at Fremont, took the lead from Dean Jacobs with 10 laps remaining and held off a charging Craig Mintz to score the win on Tank’s Meats Night. Reed now ranks 15th on Fremont Speedway’s all-time win list.

“This is the first year in 27 years I decided I have to back it down a little bit and my family is getting busy and involved in all kinds of stuff. I don’t want to be a guy that missing all his kids’ stuff. I was going to miss the races tonight but about the middle of the night my son got sick so I figured I could stay home with him during the day and my wife could stay home with him during the night so I went racing,” said Reed in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“We are going to miss a couple of races in the next couple of weeks. But, we’ll be around….there’s no retirement date set. Just backing it down a little bit to do some stuff with the family,” added Reed.

“I do not like leading all this stuff like last week (he was passed on the last lap). I’d rather be the hunter than the hunted. I have to thank Crown Battery, Kistler Engines and Kistler Racing Products. And I want to thank all the fans….short track racing in Northwestern Ohio is making a come-back. I have to thank the crew at Fremont Speedway. They couldn’t have made the track any nicer,” concluded Reed.

The victory will have Reed atop the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service point standings. He is the defending and three time FAST Champion. The FAST Championship Series will have a double-header next weekend, competing at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, April 29 and Fremont on Saturday, April 30.

Fremont’s John Ivy took the lad on lap five and held on through a handful of restarts to drive to the victory in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. The victory is Ivy’s 51st at the track as he sits sixth on the all-time win list.

“I think we finally figured something out with this race car. I have to thank everyone who works on this….Joey, my brother, Sonny, Ronny, the Sipes family gives us great equipment, Gressman Powersports, Adkins Group, Sonny’s Machine and Welding…everybody that helps us out. This is so much fun right now…I hope we can keep it going,” said Ivy beside his S&S Racing, OC Detailing, CA Kustoms, Johnson’s Hunting and Fishing, Tiffany’s Furniture, Keller Hardware, Sipes Oceola Garage, L&R Farms, Rohr Total Lawn Care backed #77I.

The win will put Ivy atop the JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro standings.

Fremont’s Keith Sorg held off a defending track champion Kent Brewer following a caution with just two laps to go to win his first career feature in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks. And he did it while fighting the flu as well.

“I saw Matt Foos up on the wall and he told me to go down low and I figured I’d take his advice. This would be a lot better if I felt better but I’m sure it will hit me that I finally won later tonight,” said Sorg beside his Fremont Fence, M&L Excavating, D&R Transmissions, Advanced Auto Parts, West End Tire backed #4s.

“I have to thank my dad for working so hard all week to get the motor back together and everyone else that helps out,” added Sorg.

Tiffin, Ohio’s Chester Fitch led all 15 laps to score the victory in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models. It was his fourth career Fremont win.

“I’ve been doing this stuff for 29 years and this is a blast. I want to thank Danner’s Auto Wrecking, Tiffin Auto Auction, Hi-Way 101, my mom and dad and my family and MB…without everybody I couldn’t do this,” said Fitch.

Chris Andrews and Parker Price Miller brought the field to green for the 30 lap 410 sprint feature with Andrews gaining the advantage. Price Miller would pressure Andrews while Broc Martin, Paige Polyak, Dean Jacobs and Reed battled right behind them. Price Miller would slide off the high side of turn two on lap five, allowing Jacobs to take second with Polyak, Reed and Martin in tow.

Andrews watched his lead disappear when the caution flew for a DJ Foos spin on lap six. On the restart Jacobs drove around Andrews for the lead with Reed, Polyak, Martin and Jody Keegan in pursuit. Jess Stiger would bring out the caution on lap eight. On the ensuing restart Andrews pressured Jacobs for the lead as Reed also challenged.

Reed would take the runner-up spot on lap 10 as Jacobs maintained his lead. Reed would slowly begin reeling Jacobs in and by the half-way point the pair were side by side. Meanwhile Andrews, Martin, Polyak, Keegan, Duane Zablocki and Craig Mintz were also closing.

Lapped traffic would come into play with 13 laps remaining which allowed Jacobs to maintain his lead over Reed, Andrews, Martin and Polyak. Reed would pounce on lap 20, diving low in turns three and four to take the lead.

Zablocki would bring out the caution with five laps to go with the running order Reed, Jacobs, Andrews, Martin and Mintz (up from 16th starting position). Mintz, who started 16th, would grab fourth with three laps to go as Jacobs challenged Reed for the lead. Jacobs’ run would end with two laps remaining as he coast to a stop, setting up a two lap battle to the checkers.

As the green reappeared, Reed would lead as Mintz drove around Andrews for second. Reed would stay glued to the bottom of track and drove to the win over Mintz, Andrews, Martin and Caleb Griffith.

Seth Schneider and Dustin Stroup paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature. Stroup would bolt into the lead with Ivy moving into second with Schneider, Paul Weaver, Alvin Roepke and Jason Keckler in tow. Ivy would battle with Stroup for a handful of laps before taking the lead on lap five.

Following a caution with six laps recorded for a Landon LaLonde spin, Ivy would start to pull away with Stroup, Schneider, Keckler, Roepke, Weaver, Nate Dussel and Bobby Clark trying to keep pace. Trevor Baker would bring out the caution on lap 11 and again on the restart. On the second attempt to go green, Steve Rando would experience problems.

When the green stayed out, Ivy would drive away from Stroup with Schneider trying to hold off Keckler, Roepke, Dussel and Luke Griffith. The car on the move was Dustin Dinan who had worked his way from 20th starting spot to eighth.

The final caution flew with 9 laps to go for Matt Foos wiping out a big lead for Ivy. On the restart Ivy would hold off Stroup with Schneider, Dussel, Keckler Roepke, Dinan and Clark keeping pace. As the laps ticked off Ivy began to pull away while Stroup ran comfortably in second while Schneider and Dussel battled for third.

Ivy would cruise to the win over Stroup, Schneider, Dussel and Dinan.

In the dirt truck feature a multi-truck pile-up on the start would delay the exciting race. On the ensuing restart Keith Sorg would drive from outside front row starting spot into the lead over Brandon Leighton, Jim Holcomb, Cory McCaughey and Brian Sorg.

As Keith Sorg pulled away, McCaughey drove into second on lap four while Kent Brewer and opening night winner Shawn Valenti charged through the field. With seven laps scored Sorg now led Brewer, McCaughey, Valenti, Leighton, Jim Ward and Holcomb.

Brewer closed on Sorg quickly before the caution came out with two laps to go for McCaughey who had mechanical issues. On the restart Sorg would keep his truck glued to the bottom and held off Brewer for the win. Ward, Valenti and Leighton would round out the top five.

Fitch and Matt Shipley brought the field to green for the 15 lap late model feature but several crashes in the opening laps slowed the race pace. With four laps recorded there were four cautions with the running order Fitch, Ky Harper, Tim Sabo, Mike Dukeshire, Shipley, Brandon Perkins and Steve Sabo.

The race would go the final 11 laps caution free. Fitch would stick to his line while Harper, Tim Sabo and Shipley gave chase. Harper would experience mechanical woes with two laps to go, moving Tim Sabo into second.

Fitch would drive to the win over Tim Sabo, Shipley, Dukeshire and Steve Sabo.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, April 30 for Adkins Fence and Sanitation Night. It will be a FAST 410 point night with the 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models also in action. Mascots from several area businesses and schools will be on hand.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or like Fremont Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway and on Twitter @FremontSpeedway.

For more information on the FAST Championship Series go to www.fastondirt.com

Fremont Speedway

Tanks Meats Night

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Fricker’s Qualifying

1.83M-Broc Martin, 12.601; 2.19-Paige Polyak, 12.676; 3.2-Parker Price-Miller, 12.688; 4.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.715; 5.73-Chris Andrews, 12.788; 6.5-Byron Reed, 12.794; 7.60-Jody Keegan, 12.851; 8.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.893; 9.6-Bill Rose, 12.918; 10.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.960; 11.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.071; 12.45L-Brian Lay, 13.133; 13.2+-Brian Smith, 13.146; 14.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.182; 15.38-Matt Westfall, 13.206; 16.09-Craig Mintz, 13.213; 17.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.335; 18.23-DJ Foos, 13.362; 19.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.365; 20.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.961; 21.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 99.000; 22.16-Stuart Brubaker, 99.990;

Kistler Engines Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 8 to A)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[5] ; 8. 16-Stuart Brubaker[8]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 7 to A)

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 2. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 4. 73-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 19-Paige Polyak[6] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7]

Hoosier Tires Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 7 to A)

1. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 2. 38-Matt Westfall[2] ; 3. 6-Bill Rose[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller[6] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 7. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[16] ; 3. 73-Chris Andrews[1] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[10] ; 6. 19-Paige Polyak[3] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[13] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[19] ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[20] ; 11. 16-Stuart Brubaker[22] ; 12. 45L-Brian Lay[12] ; 13. 6-Bill Rose[8] ; 14. 38-Matt Westfall[15] ; 15. 23-DJ Foos[18] ; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich[11] ; 17. 7-Shawn Valenti[17] ; 18. 97-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 19. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9] ; 20. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[21] ; 21. 2-Parker Price-Miller[2] ; 22. 8J-Jess Stiger[14]

Hard Charger: Craig Mintz +14

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Kistler Engines Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 45-Trevor baker[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 5. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 6. 11X-George Englert[5] ; 7. 41-Thomas Schinderle[8] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison[9] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[6]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 3. 20B-Cody Bova[8] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 6. 48M-Mike Moore[3] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[7] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[4]

Hoosier Tires Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 3. 2L-Landon Lalonde[2] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[8] ; 6. 87-Brian Gibbs[5] ; 7. 27-Cody Gallogly[7] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[6]

Computer Man Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 5. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 8. 18-Frank Neill[8]

Firestone Auto Care B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 2F-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 4. 11X-George Englert[4] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[8] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle[5] ; 9. 48M-Mike Moore[7]

Firestone Auto Care B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 1X-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 4. 18-Frank Neill[8] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[7] ; 7. 27-Cody Gallogly[5] ; 8. 87-Brian Gibbs[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[12] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[20] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[16] ; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron[14] ; 10. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 11. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 12. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 13. 66-Jamie Miller[18] ; 14. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 15. 2F-Matt Foos[17] ; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson[15] ; 17. 19R-Steve Rando[13] ; 18. 45-Trevor baker[10] ; 19. 2L-Landon Lalonde[11] ; 20. 10-Josh Harrison[19]

Hard Charger: Dustin Dinan +15

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Kistler Engines Heat 1 - (6 Laps, top 8 to A)

1. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[4] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[3] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 5. 99-Gene Potridge[6] ; 6. 33-Jeff Ward[1] ; 7. 72-Eric Potridge[5] ; 8. 221-Jeff Warnick[8]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (6 Laps, top 8 to A)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 4x-Brian Sorg[1] ; 4. 22-Brandon Leighton[6] ; 5. 5s-Brad Stuckey[5] ; 6. 7f-Dana Frey[8] ; 7. 26-Kyle Lagrou[4] ; 8. 721-John Martis[7]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[11] ; 4. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 5. 22-Brandon Leighton[1] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[5] ; 7. 4x-Brian Sorg[6] ; 8. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 9. 721-John Martis[16] ; 10. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[7] ; 11. 99-Gene Potridge[9] ; 12. 5s-Brad Stuckey[10] ; 13. 7f-Dana Frey[12] ; 14. 72-Eric Potridge[13] ; 15. 26-Kyle Lagrou[14] ; 16. 221-Jeff Warnick[15]

Hard Charger: Jeff Ward +8

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Kistler Engines Heat 1 - (6 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[1] ; 2. 44-Matt Shipley[6] ; 3. 01-Brandon Perkins[2] ; 4. 98-Tim Sabo[5] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[4]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (6 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 00-John Brooks[1] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[5] ; 3. 34-Ky Harper[4] ; 4. 4M-Jamie Miller[2] ; 5. 04-Jeff Hites[3]; 6. 32-Brandon Myers [6]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 101-Chester Fitch[1] ; 2. 98-Tim Sabo[7] ; 3. 44-Matt Shipley[2] ; 4. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[5] ; 5. 16-Steve Sabo[11] ; 6. 04-Jeff Hites[10] ; 7. 17x-Dustin Keegan[9] ; 8. 34-Ky Harper[3] ; 9. 01-Brandon Perkins[6] ; 10. 00-John Brooks[4] ; 11. 4M-Jamie Miller[8]; 12. 32-Brandon Myers [12]

 

 

Jerrod Hull Claims Jacksonville Checkers

Jerrod Hull claims MOWA A-Main win and is the third different different winner in 3 events so far this year. AJ Bruns and Jerrod Hull started on the front row with AJ taking the early lead. AJ gave up the lead to Bryan Clauson, until Clauson collided with a lap car and flipped coming off of turn turn. Bryan was unhurt but turned the lead of to Jerrod Hull. Hull lead the rest of the 25 lap feature holding off the late charge of Ian Madsen. Joe B Miller finished off the podium with Carson Mecedo and AJ Bruns rounding out the top 5.

Neal Tire Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Store Results from Jacksonville Speedway 4-22-2016 (31 Cars Entered)

25 Lap Feature: 1. #12H Jerrod Hull; 2. #18 Ian Madsen; 3. #51B Joe B Miller; 4. #99M Carson Macedo; 5. #44 AJ Bruns; 6. #5D Zach Daum; 7. #79J Jacob Patton; 8. #22 Bret Tripplett; 9. #6R Ryan Bunton; 10. #07 Jacob Wilson; 11. #1m Jim Moughan; 12. #29 Joey Moughan; 13. #49 Josh Schneiderman; 14. #8D Terry Babb; 15. #99W Korey Weyant; 16. #25 Jake Blackhurst; 17. #2 Parker Price-Miller; 18. #17W Bryan Clauson; 19. #47 Brett Samonds; 20. #05 Brad Loyet

Heat 1 Finish: (Top 3 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #18 Ian Madsen; 2. #12H Jerrod Hull; 3. #99m Carson Macedo; 4. #2 Parker Price-Miller; 5. #22 Bret Tripplett; 6. #77u Chris Urish; 7. #47 Brett Samonds; 8. #42 Cory Bruns

Heat 2 Finish: (Top 3 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #05 Brad Loyet; 2. #44 A. J. Bruns; 3. #6R Ryan Bunton; 4. #8D Terry Babb; 5. #07 Jacob Wilson; 6. #84 Ben Wagoner; 7. #10s Jeremy Standridge; 8. #22s Robbie Standridge

Heat 3 Finish: (Top 3 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #17W Bryan Clauson; 2. #51B Joe B Miller; 3. #79J Jacob Patton; 4. #29 Joey Moughan; 5. #99W Korey Weyant; 6. #5 Dave Glennon; 7. #8 Jeff Wingate; 8. #17 James Scott

Heat 4 Finish: (Top 3 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #5D Zach Daum; 2. #35 Jimmy Hurley; 3. #49 Josh Schneiderman; 4. #83 Aaron Andruskevitch; 5. #1m Jim Moughan; 6. #25 Jake Blackhurst; 7. #52F Logan Faucon

B-Main #1 Finish: (Top 4 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #2 Parker Price-Miller; 2. #8D Terry Babb; 3. #22 Bret Tripplett; 4. #07 Jacob Wilson; 5. #47 Brett Samonds; 6. #42 Cory Bruns; 7. #77U Chris Urish; (DNF)8. #84 Ben Wagoner; (DNF)9. #10s Jeremy Standridge;(DNF) 10. #22s Robbie Standridge(DNF)

B-Main #2 Finish: (Top 4 Advanced to A-Main) 1. #29 Joey Moughan; 2. #1m Jim Moughan; 3. #99w Korey Weyant; 4. #25 Jake Blackhurst; 5. #5 Dave Glennon; 6. #83 Aaron Andruskevitch; 7. #8 Jeff Wingate; 8. #52F Logan Faucon

Jimmy Hurley Scratched before the A-Main, which Advanced 5th Place Finisher in B-Main #1 Brett Samonds to the A-Main.

Contingencies went to: Racing Optics Tear Offs (5th Place Finisher in A-Main) #44 AJ Bruns; Vahlco Wheels Hard Luck Award -Jeremy Standridge; BMRS Hard Charger Award - Bret Tripplett (16th to 8th in A-Main); and DMI 10th Place Finisher in A-Main #07 Jacob Wilson.

Qualifying: 1. #12H Jerrod Hull 10.718; 2. #44 AJ Bruns 10.761; 3. #51B Joe B Miller 11.075; 4. #25 Jake Blackhurst 11.145; 5. #18 Ian Madsen 11.159; 6. #05 Brad Loyet 11.161; 7. #17W Bryan Clauson 11.181; 8. #5D Zach Daum 11.202; 9. #2 Parker Price-Miller 11.272; 10. #07 Jacob Wilson 11.285; 11. #79J Jacob Patton 11.288; 12. #49 Josh Schneiderman 11.292; 13. #22 Bret Tripplett 11.382; 14. #8D Terry Babb 11.399; 15. #29 Joey Moughan 11.421; 16. #35 Jimmy Hurley 11.464; 17. #99M Carson Macedo 11.523; 18. #84 Ben Wagoner 11.527; 19. #99W Korey Weyant 11.573; 20. #83 Aaron Andruskevitch 11.587; 21. #77u Chris Urish 11.682; 22. #6R Ryan Bunton 11.712; 23. #5 Dave Glennon 11.766; 24. #1m Jim Moughan 11.792; 25. #42 Cory Bruns 11.797; 26. #22s Robbie Standridge 11.803; 27. #8 Jeff Wingate 11.881; 28. #52F Logan Faucon 11.894; 29. #47 Brett Samonds 11.945; 30. #10s Jeremy Standridge 12.392; 31. #17 James Scott NT

 

 

Spithaler Scores at Mercer Raceway Park for Second Win of Weekend Holden, Gomola, Hurrelbrink, Webb, Hanlon, and McHenry also Succeed

(Mercer, PA April 23,2016): Brandon Spithaler, from nearby Evans City, PA, got his second win of the weekend at Mercer Raceway Park. After dominating the action the night before at Lernerville Speedway, Spithaler did the double. Ironically, those were the only two races that he has finished this season.

Defending champion Jimmy Holden made it two wins in a row in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Jacob Gomola earned his first career win at Mercer Raceway Park in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. William Hurrelbrink prevailed in the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks.

The earlybird features went to Shane Webb in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, Todd Hanlon in the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks, and Chase McHenry in the Elder's Tractor Sales and Service Junior Sprints.

"If we can keep this going well, we will be in good shape," said an excited Spithaler in victory lane. His recent success may be a matter of the pieces to the puzzle coming together. He switched chassis brands and has a new shock package. But, the real catalyst seems to be the help that he got with the engine and fueling system. His engine builder, Charlie Fisher, and fellow competitor, Chad Kemenah, corrected some issues that have been hampering him for the past three seasons.

Eric Williams got out to an early lead in the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints. Jack Sodeman, Jr. raced in second, but the man with a plan was Brandon Spithaler. He swooped into the lead on lap seven, and never looked back. Meanwhile, Williams and Sodeman put on a spirited duel for second, with Williams eventually coming out on top.

Brandon Matus raced home in the fourth position. A.J. Flick came across the line in fifth. Michael Bauer had the advantage over Scott Priester, Davey Jones, Brent Matus, and Alex Paden at the conclusion of the contest.

The pair of preliminaries went to Brandon Matus and Spithaler. There was no B Main.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Jimmy Holden found the bite in the top of the track. He used the outside groove to rocket from fourth to second following the first restart. Then, he rode the cushion to take the lead from Kyle Fink after the next interruption of the action.

"We weren't overly happy with the way it handled last week, and we came into this week and weren't real happy with the car in the heat again. But, we made some changes." Still, Holden was unsure what he had when the feature began, but he soon found out just how good the new car was, especially on the high side of the track.

"I kinda ended up on the top on a restart and I remembered how I did good up there on the initial start, so I just brought it in a little harder, sat on it a little harder, and stood on it, and it stuck."

Fink maintained the second position to the finish. Lonnie Riggs climbed up to third. Michael Maresco outpaced J.R. McGinley for fourth. Jeff Schaffer, Jr. was scored in sixth, ahead of Frank Guidace, Tommy Kristyak, Kevin Green, and Sid Unverzagt, Jr.

The two heat winners were McGinley and Fink. There was no B Main.

In the Bonnel's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors feature, Jacob Gomola regained the lead when George Hobaugh pitted under caution following a skirmish with Vincent Daugherty in turn four under the yellow. Daugherty had spun on lap 15 to bring out a yellow, but Hobaugh was unable to squeeze by. Hobaugh had survived another incident in turn two several laps before. While battling for second, Mike Marano, II spun and Hobaugh clipped him as he went by. It did not slow him at all, as he was able to chase down Gomola before the misfortune in turn four.

Gomola led all but a couple of laps in the middle of this contest. Ralph Engel, Jr. was second, with Gregg McCandless getting third after a decade out of the sport. Darin Gallagher and Greg Dobrosky were fourth and fifth. Gary Kriess, Devin Litwiler, Andrew Fescemyer, Eric L. Williams, and C.J. Jones had the next five positions at the checkers.

Marano and Gomola copped their heats. There was no B Main. Andy Priest, last week's winner, was uninjured when he took a tumble in turn two on the opening lap of the feature.

Orange is indeed the hot color for the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks. William Hurrelbrink continued the trend, steering his machine to victory. Hurrelbrink took command on lap two and led the rest of the way. Andy Buckley charged through the field, coming from fifteenth to second. Pat Fielding, Curt Bish, and Gary Fisher were bunched together for positions in the top five. Terry Wheeler, Garrett Calvert, Bryan Wagner, Joe Stajnrajh, and Dave McMannus rounded out the top ten. The heat victories went to Bish and Hurrelbrink. There was no B Main.

Shane Webb took advantage of his pole starting position in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Although he led every lap, he had pressure throughout from former champion and opening night winner Shane Pfeuffer. Webb's margin of victory in the non-stop affair was a scant 0.178 seconds. Doug Jones was third, Levi Spinneweber fourth, and Jacob Bova fifth. Positions six through ten belonged to Jason Johnson, Kurt Eckstrom, Vivian Jones, Josh Christopher, and Dusty Frantz. The heats belonged to Doug Jones and Pfeuffer. There was no B Main.

Todd Hanlon also went green to checkers in the Mini Stocks presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Tyler Fulton chased him home. Shane Shook was a close third. Isaac Paden and Steve Longwell, Sr. completed the top five. Ed Haylett topped Tyler Young for sixth. Matthew Rubright, Mike Barr, and Jacob Rice were next to finish. Heat winners Fulton and Hanlon. There was no B Main.

In the Elder Tractor Sales and Service Junior Sprints, Chase McHenry passed early leader Ayden Cipriano with just two laps remaining and went on to victory. Cipriano was second, with Jodan Simmons, Austin Cavanaugh, and Roman Jones finishing in the top five. Alivia Bish was sixth. McHenry also won the heat race. There was no B Main.

Next week will be Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night. Courtesy of Elder Tractor Sales and Service, all club members in good standing will be admitted free to the stands. It will be a Saturday Night Live! event, with earlybird racing at 5:30. The headliners will appear at 7 p.m.

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

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Mercer Hardware, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, Pizza Joe's, Sharon Auto Wrecking, Inc., AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Ritenour Equipment Co., Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.< /div>

4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints: Brandon Spithaler, Eric Williams, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Brandon Matus, A.J. Flick, Michael Bauer, Scott Priester, Davey Jones, Brent Matus, Alex Paden, Mike Miller, Jim Morris, Gale Ruth, Sr., John Garvin, Jr.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Kyle Fink, Lonnie Riggs, Michael Maresco, J.R. McGinley, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Frank Guidace, Tommy Kristyak, Kevin Green, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Richard Whitney.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Jacob Gomola, Ralph Engel, Jr., Gregg McCandless, Darin Gallagher, Greg Dobrosky, Gary Kriess, Devin Litwiler, Andrew Fescemyer, Eric L. Williams, C.J. Jones, George Hobaugh, Vincent Daugherty, Mike Marano, II, Rod Jones, Andy Priest.

Precise Racing Products Open Stocks: William Hurrelbrink, Andy Buckley, Pat Fielding, Curt Bish, Gary Fisher, Terry Wheeler, Garrett Clavert, Bryan Wagner, Joe Stajnrajh, Dave McMannus, David Baker, Mark Sanders, Ryan Moyer, Richard Chess, Mike Case, Shawn Smith (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Shane Webb, Shane Pfeuffer, Doug Jones, Levi Spinneweber, Jacob Bova, Jason Johnson, Kurt Eckstrom, Vivian Jones, Josh Christopher, Dusty Frantz, Keith Smith, Bill Stivason (DNS).

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Todd Hanlon, Tyler Fulton, Shane Shook, Isaac Paden, Steve Longwell, Sr., Ed Haylett, Tyler Young, Matthew Rubright, Mike Barr, Jacob Rice, William Haylett, Pat Hanlon, Tim Callahan, Roger Wigton (DNS).

Elder's Tractor Sales and Service Junior Sprints: Chase McHenry, Ayden Cipriano, Jodan Simmons, Austin Cavanaugh, Roman Jones, Alivia Bish, Sam Darby (DNS).

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016

Veal wins second round of Triple Crown

WORLD Series Sprintcars champion Jamie Veal continued his stellar season when he won the second round of the AHG Easy As 123 Triple Crown at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

The Victorian was hired to drive the WA-owned Monte Motorsport W17 for the event and he rewarded the team with a solid win from South Australian Luke Dillon and local ace Jamie Maiolo.

Veal set up the win in the 30-lap feature after he started from pole position on the back of being second overall in qualifying and fourth in his heat race.

He survived some advances in traffic at the business end of the race that proved to be one of attrition and brutal on some of the drivers chasing down a podium placing.

James Inglis was one of the first casualties, going over at the start of the race and being hit by Lee Redmond.

Mitchell Wormall was one of the first drivers to suffer from tyre failure when his left rear tyre expired on lap seven.

New WA champion Tim Van Ginneken was struggling in the W56 after he spun around early, and despite getting a restart from the rear, spun around again after having a damaged front right end.

Jason Kendrick was the big mover in the race, starting from P13 and had stormed his way up to second when the car let out a big puff of smoke and he quickly pulled up on the main straight with fire crews racing to the #11 machine.

Late in the race Daryl Clayden went over on the back straight but landed on his wheels on the infield.

With a huge number of rolling laps officials made the call to pause the race, allowing crews to top up fuel loads on the cars.

The track took its toll on left rear tyres late in the race on a handful of cars.

Dillon, driving the W53 Muir Motorsport entry, was very solid, after starting from P12 and claiming second.

Jamie Maiolo was also strong late to take third after starting from P9.

Cameron Gessner started and finished fourth while Jake Beard-Miller took fifth after started from P16.

Andrew Priolo claimed some credibility after starting from P23 and taking sixth, from Jason Pryde (from P15), Taylor Milling (from P20), Aldo De Paoli (from P17) and Scott Chatwin (from P22).


Qualifying: Carl Dowling 13.150, Jamie Veal 13.292, Luke Dillon 13.412, David Priolo 14.435, Cameron Gessner 13.440, Jamie Maiolo 13.480, Jason Kendrick 13.484, Tim Van Ginneken 13.515, Bradley Maiolo 13.551, Lee Nash 13.565, Trent Pigdon 13.569, Daryl Clayden 13.606, Kye Scroop 13.659, Jake Beard-Miller 13.710, Ben Ellement 13.723, Mitchell Wormall 13.762, Andrew Priolo 13.762, Andrew Priolo 13.766, Jason Pryde 13.806, Taylor Milling 13.809, Aldo De Paoli 13.850, Scott Chatwin 14.011, Lee Redmond 14.032, James Inglis 14.094

Heat 1: 1st Trent Pigdon, 2nd Bradley Maiolo, 3rd Cameron Gessner, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Carl Dowling, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Luke Dillon, 8th Ben Ellement, 9th Taylor Milling, 10th Andrew Priolo, DNF: James Inglis and Scott Chatwin.

Heat 2: 1st Tim Van Ginneken, 2nd Lee Nash, 3rd David Priolo, 4th Jamie Veal, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Mitchell Wormall, 8th Jamie Maiolo, 9th Lee Redmond. DNF: Jake Beard-Miller, Aldo De Paoli.

Midpack 1: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Aldo De Paoli, 6th James Inglis, 7th Lee Redmond. DNF: Andrew Priolo.

Midpack 2: 1st Daryl Clayden,2nd Luke Dillon, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Jake Beard-Miller, 5th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Taylor Milling and Scott Chatwin.

Feature: 1st Jamie Veal, 2nd Luke Dillon, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Cameron Gessner, 5th Jake Beard-Miller, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Aldo De Paoli, 10th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Lee Nash, Bradley Maiolo, Jason Kendrick, Trent Pigdon, Daryl Clayden, Carl Dowling, Tim Van Ginneken, Lee Redmond, Mitchell Wormall, Ben Ellement, David Priolo, James Inglis and Kye Scroop.

 

 

Action well worth the wait as Shingledecker holds off McCreadie Brandon Spithaler runs away and hides with Peoples Sprint feature Joey Zambotti leads wire-to-wire, Kole Holden steals a win late

Sarver, PA (April 22, 2016) If you stayed home because of the weather Friday Night, shame on you for six weeks! Despite an hour and 45-minute rain delay after just a few hot lap sessions, the Action Track Prep Crew provided a fast and tacky racing surface that provided some great action on the track that was well worth the wait!

Jeremiah Shingledecker held off one of the most talented drivers in the country in Tim McCreadie for the majority of the 25-lap Diehl Modified feature. McCreadie crashed the party due to Sharon’s rainout and he jumped into Brian Swartzlander’s backup car much to the pleasure of his fans that were decked out in their T-Mac attire Friday Night. Defending Track Champion Mat Williamson finished second after getting around McCreadie in the closing laps.

Brandon Spithaler absolutely dominated the Peoples Sprint feature, leading every lap, posting lap time almost a whole second faster than second place Jack Sodeman Jr., and lapping the entire field except Sodeman and George Hobaugh, (who had a great run to finish on the podium).

Joey Zambotti held off a late charge from Aaron Easler to score a win in the Pic-A-Part Sportsman feature and Kole Holden stole a late race win from a very impressive Chelsie Kriegisch in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds; Kriegisch led the first 18 laps before giving way to Holden.

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Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City 2. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH 3. (40) George Hobaugh Jr. , Chicora 4. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg 5. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver 6. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum 7. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsy 8. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver 9. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington 10. (G1) Mike Miller, Chicora 11. (5) Bob McMillan, Apollo 12. (41) Matthew Gardina, 13. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot 14. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton 15. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum 16. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo 17. (40X) Cory Good, Smicksburg Heat Winners: Scott Priester, Brandon Spithaler

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk 2. (6M) Mat Williamson, St. Catharines ONT 3. (83X) Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY 4. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian 5. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH 6. (777) Kevin Bolland, New Brighton 7. (23) Jimmy Weller, Liberty, OH 8. (13) Rick Regalski, Slippery Rock 9. (65) Rex King Sr., Bristolville, OH 10. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City 11. (96) Mike Turner, Herman 12. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg 13. (45) Steve Feder, Butler 14. (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler 15. (3K) Shawn Kozar, Renfrew 16. (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler 17. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars 18. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City 19. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver DNS (96B) Bob Warren, Slippery Rock Heat Winners: Rex King Jr., Garrett Krummert

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Feature: (20 Laps) 1. (948) Joe Zambotti, Kittanning 2. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler 3. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant 4. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler 5. (27) Brandon Wearing, Callery 6. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum 7. (25) Brett McDonald, Saxonburg 8. (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning 9. (10) Jim Fosnaught, Tarentum 10. (380) Pat Hanley, Monroeville 11. (17R) Stan Riggle, Ford City 12. (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights 13. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg 14. (26) Mike Bordt, Mars 15. (31) Noah Brunell, New Alexandria 16. (35) Tyler Dietz, Saxonburg 17. (3S) Paul Schreckengost, Creighton DNS (29B) Scott Byers, Butler DNS (9R) Roger Stivenson, Freeport Heat Winners: Tyler Dietz, Joey Zambotti

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (2) Kole Holden 2. (10) Chelsie Kriegisch 3. (14) Jerry Schaffer 4. (35W) Jeremy Weaver 5. (77N) Nick Ritchey 6. (10D) Darin Gallagher 7. (41) Brian Schaffer 8. (35) Steve Slater 9. (84) Joshua Seippel 10. (24S) Jessica Shea 11. (JD57) Jordan Ehrenberg 12. (63) Jessica Kriegisch 13. (4) Will Schaffer 14. (8) Kyle Martell 15. (14S) Justin Shea Heat Winners: Kole Holden, Nick Ritchey

Car Count Total: 71 Peoples TWP Sprints: 17 Diehl Modifieds: 20 Pic-A-Part Sportsman: 19 RUSH Sportsman Mods: 15

 

 

Hey race fans, here's your St. Francois County Raceway Auto Plaza Group Race Recap for Saturday, April 16th, 2016!

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL weather and warmer temps made for a FANtastic night at The Bullring, as we welcomed the Boss Chassis WAR Sprint Car Series to town. We also found that the perfect weather had presented us the opportunity for something else that we have been extremely excited about, and with that, we were pleased to unveil the newest addition to the show, one of the Auto Plaza Group Monster Pace Trucks!!

Non-Wing sprint cars are extremely exciting to watch at any track, because without the wings, the cars are harder to handle and have to be driven differently than the winged cars, which have downforce and can stay in the throttle longer entering the turns. 2 totally different driving techniques. What's even more exciting is watching drivers switch back and forth as they race in both classes in the same night, showing just how talented these guys and gals really are! But unfortunately, when non-wing cars wreck, they usually wreck big, as we saw in the opening lap of the nights WAR Heat races when Zach Clark(2) took a nasty ride down the back straight, tumbling up and over the fence. The car landed on the secondary safety fence, an additional safety barrier fence between the racetrack fence and the pit side grandstands. No one was injured in the accident. The track crews replaced a damaged fence pole and a strand of cable, and made other repairs before racing resumed. Joe B Miller piloted his #51B machine to the 1st WAR Heat Race win, over Korey Weyant(99) and Kevin Petty(72). Pocohantas, IL driver Zach Daum(75K) won the 2nd WAR Heat Race over Sprint Car veteran Terry Babb(8D) and Clinton Boyles(77). The veteran proved to be a handful for the young guns in the WAR A-Main, as Terry Babb picked up the win over Weyant, Miller, Daum, and Boyles.

In the Super Street division, Chuck Adams(99) raced to the checkers ahead of Marshall Yount(45) and Joe Merritt(71) in the first Heat Race. Matt Brown(11) carried those checkers in the next one, winning Heat Race 2 over Jason Neel(94) and Travis Goodman(76). Brown later parked his #11 in Victory Lane, winning the A-Main, followed by Adams, Neel, Merritt, and David Baker(00).

In the A-Modified division, Greg Swaringim(25S) won the first Heat Race over Terry Johnson(32J) and Jeff Asher(56). Heat 2 saw Brent Thompson(18) picking up the win over Billy Smith(14) and Brian Wolfmeier(37). Kasey Nations(26) won the 3rd Heat over Tim Nash(7) and Matt Dotson(45). Smith won the Dash, earning him the the front row inside starting position for the A-Main, with Nations to his outside. After 20 intense laps and tight battles throughout the field, Smith won a "nail biter" over Nations. Swaringim was 3rd, Thompson 4th, and Dotson 5th.

In the 410 Winged Sprint Car division, Jason Keith(28) won the first Heat Race over Joey Montgomery(12X) and Adam Parmley(21P). Timmy Montgomery(32) picked up the 2nd Heat Race win over Zach Daum(5D) and Jimmy Hurley(35). The Heat 3 win went to Robbie Standridge(22), followed by Jimmy Bridgeman(14T) and Dustin Adams(3). Standridge won the Dash, earning the Pole starting position for the A-Main. After several late cautions in the A-Main, the crowd was on their feet as "The Fredericktown Flash" Timmy Montgomery was back, parking his familiar #32 in victory lane (in Timmy's words, "Man it's been awhile!"). He was followed by Daum, Hurley, Bridgeman, and Joey Boyd(67).

The B-Modified division saw Kyle Stolzer(147) picking up the first Heat Race win over Kodi Savage(13) and Chuck Adams(99). Heat Race 2 had Rudy Slade carrying the checkers, with Jeremy Welborne(27W) finishing second and Mark Crady(70) third. Aaron Canterberry(19C) won Heat 3 over Scott Jarrett(4M) and Paul Butler(28B). After a very intense A-Main, with 6 late-race restarts trying to knock out the final three laps, it was Kodi Savage getting his first mod win at SFCR, one he'd been chasing for a very long time. Savage was followed by Stolzer, Slade, Adams, and Canterberry.

Full Results and current Point Standings can be found on our website, www.sfcraceway.com. While you're surfing, don't forget to follow us on the socials @SFCRaceway and "Like" us on Facebook!

Coming up next, All Classes PLUS the Gateway Vintage Cars this Saturday, April 23rd! Gates open at 4, Racing at 7! General Admission - $12 Adults Kids 12 & under FREE! Hope to see y'all there!

4/16/2016 Results

WAR HEAT 1 1. 51B- Joe B Miller 2. 99- Korey Weyant 3. 72- Kevin Petty 4. 65- TJ Muths 5. 55- Kenny Potter 6. 82- Vinny Ward 7. 09- Andrew Genkinger 8. 12- Tyler Nelson 9. 2- Zach Clark HEAT 2 1. 75k- Zach Daum 2. 8d - Terry Babb 3. 77- Clinton Boyles 4. 65 - Chris Parkinson 5. 70- Pete Palazzolo 6. 8k- Katlynn Leer 7. 87- Kent Buckley 8. 90- Patrick Budde FEATURE 1. 8D - Terry Babb 2. 99- Korey Weyant 3. 51b- Joe B. Miller 4. 75k-Zach Daum 5. 77 Clinton Boyles 6. 65m- TJ Muths 7. 87- Kent Buckley 8. 55 Kenny Potter 9. 65- Chris Parkinson 10. 8k- Katlynn Leer 11. 72- Kevin Petty 12. 82- Vinny Ward 13. 90- Patrick Budde 14. 09- Andrew Genkinger 15. 70- Pete Palazzolo

SUPER STREET HEAT 1 1. 99- Chuck Adams 2. 45 Marshall Yount 3. 71- Joe Merritt 4. 32 Robert Hicks 5. 44r- Ricky McCullough 6. 21w- Brad Callahan(NF) HEAT 2 1. 11- Matt Brown 2. 94- Jason Neel 3. 76- Travis Goodman 4. 44m- Marty McCullough 5. 00 David Baker(NF) 6. 81h- Mike Hurst(NF) FEATURE 1. 11- Matt Brown 2. 99- Chuck Adams 3. 94- Jason Neel 4. 71- Joe Merritt 5. 00- David Baker 6. 76- Travis Goodman 7. 44m- Marty McCullough 8. 32- Robert Hicks(NF) 9. 45 Marshall Yount(NF) 10. 44r- Ricky McCullough(NF) 11. 81h- Mike Hurst(NS) 12. 21w- Brad Callahan(NS)

A-MOD HEAT 1 1. 25s- Greg Swaringim 2.32j- Terry Johnson 3. 56- Jeff Asher 4. 47- Chuck Huff 5. 10- Richie Standridge 6. 15- Danny Resinger(NF) HEAT2 1. 18- Brent Thompson 2. 14- Billy Smith 3. 37- Brian Wolfmeier 4. 32c- Chris Hays 5. 69x- Dave Chilton 6. 51- Dean Resinger(NS) HEAT 3 1. 26- Kasey Nations 2. 7- Tim Nash 3. 45- matt Dotson 4. 13- Mike Savage 5. 12m- Ben Gerdes 6. 24- Matt Denoyer(NF) DASH 1. 14- Billy Smith 2. 26- Kasey Nations 3. 18- Brent Thompson 4. 25s- Greg Swaringim 5. 7- Tim Nash 6. 32j- Terry Johnson FEATURE 1. 14- Billy Smith 2. 26- Kasey Nations 3. 25s- Greg Swaringim 4.18- Brent Thompson 5. 45- Matt Dotson 6. 37 Brian Wolfmeier 7. 56- Jeff Asher 8. 7- Tim Nash 9. 32j- Terry Johnson 10. 32c- Chris Hays 11. 15- Danny Resinger 12 .69x- Dave Chilton 13. 12m- Ben Gerdes 14. 13- Mike Savage(NF) 15. 47- Chuck Hulf(NF) 16. 10- Richie Standridge(NF) 17. 24- Matt Denoyer(NF) 18. 51 Dean Resinger(NS)

SPRINTS HEAT 1 1. 28- Jason Keith 2. 12x- Joey Montgomery 3. 21p- Adam Parmley 4. 16g- Scottie Gretzmacher 5. 72- Kevin Petty 6. 67- Joey Boyd 7. 606- John Epperson HEAT 2 1. 32- Timmy Montgomery 2. 5d- Zach Daum 3. 35- Jimmy Hurley 4. 88- Jeff Wurst 5. 97- Tommy Worley 6. 7z- Matt Zimmerly 7. 15*-Jeffery Masson 8. 55- Kevin Todd HEAT 3 1. 22 Robbie Standridge 2. 14t- Jimmy Bridgeman 3. 3- Dustin Adams 4. 87- Kent Buckley 5. 47- Brett Samonds 6. 44t- Adam Carylon 7. 51b- Joe B Miller(NF) DASH 1.22- Robbie Standridge 2. 5d- Zach Daum 3. 14t- Jimmy Bridgeman 4. 12x- Joey Montgomery 5. 28- Jason Keith 6. 32 Tim Montgomery(NS) FEATURE 1. 32- Timmy Montgomery 2. 5d- Zach Daum 3. 35- Jimmy Hurley 4. 14t- Jimmy Bridgeman 5. 67- Joey Boyd 6. 3- Dustin Adams 7. 16g- Scottie Gretzmacher 8. 88- Jeff Wurst 9. 21p- Adam Parmley 10. 72- Kevin Petty 11. 606- John Epperson 12. 7z- Matt Zimmerly 13. 44t- Adam Carylon 14. 15*- Jeffery Masson 15. 55- Kevin Todd 16. 22- Robbie Standridge(NF) 17. 87- Kent Buckley(NF) 18. 12x- Joey Montgomery(NF) 19. 97- Tommy Worley(NF) 20. 47- Brett Samonds(NF) 21. 28- Jason Keith(NF)

B-MODS HEAT 1 1. 147- Kyle Stolzer 2. 13- Kodi Savage 3. 99- Chuck Adams 4. 05- Randall Stevens 5. 10b-Colby Benson(NF) HEAT 2 1. 21r- Rudy Slade 2. 27w- Jeremy Welborn 3. 70- Mark Crady 4. 67h- Jim Hartzel 5. 2- Eric Sarakas 6. 2a- Adam DeClue(NF) 7. 42jr- Larry Baker(NF) HEAT 3 1. 19C- Aaron Canterberry 2. 4m- Scott Jarrett 3. 28B- Paul Butler 4. 67- Scott Winters 5. 81- Joshua Gibson 6. 27j-Jonny Crump 7. 44- Darryll Dickerson(NS) FEATURE 1. 13- Kodi Savage 2. 147- Kyle Stolzer 3. 21r- Rudy Slade 4. 99- Chuck Adams 5. 19c- Aaron Canterberry 6. 27w- Jeremy Welborn 7. 2- Eric Sarakas 8. 44- Daryll Dickerson 9. 67h- Jim Hartzel 10. 4m- Scott Jarrett 11. 10b- Colby Benson 12. 28b- Paul Butler 13. 70 Mark Crady 14. 27j- Jonny Crump 15. 05- Randall Stevens 16. 81- Joshua Gibson(NF) 17. 42jr- Larry Baker(NF) 18. 67- Scott Winters(NF)

 

 

STOCKON WINS THE “SPRING SHOWDOWN” FOR USAC AND MSCS

Haubstadt, IN - April 16, 2016 - Chase Stockon, now of Haubstadt, IN, was victorious in the 30 lap main event for sprint cars at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. It was the season opener for the quarter mile racing facility. The “Spring Showdown” has become an annual match-up for drivers competing with USAC and those participating with MSCS. Twenty five competitors were on hand for the contest.

The night’s feature victory was worth $5,000. Stockon took the lead on lap 12 and turned in a flawless performance to maintain that lead. Fast qualifier Kyle Cummins stayed in hot pursuit but would finish as the runner-up. Carson Short took third place honors.

Chase Stockon was piloting the TBI Racing Superior Tank and Trailer sponsored DRC powered by Fisher. “It feels great to win one close to home. This place has always been a home track to me.” It was here that he won the final MSCS feature last season. “Tonight this thing was on a rail.” The ride took him to his tenth MSCS career victory and he is now fifth on the all time list in MSCS wins!

C.J. Leary lead the first lap in the Dutcher 17GP. Thomas Meseraull took the lead on lap two in the Amati 66. The two drivers had started on the front row. Meseraull led another 9 laps. Stockon was already challenging for the top spot by lap 5.

Chad Boespflug and C.J. Leary rounded out the top five for the feature. Brady Bacon was sixth followed by Robert Ballou, Brady Short, Thomas Meseraull, and Kent Schmidt. Dakota Jackson received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for his eleventh place finish.

Robert Ballou was the MSCS Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race. He had started sixteenth in a back-up car and moved up 9 spots which was almost twice as many positions as any other driver gained in the 22 car field. Ballou was the MSCS Hard Charger of the Year last season. It was a “Never give up” performance!

The Rod Supply heat race winners were Max McGhee, Kent Schmidt, and Chase Stockon. McGhee’s feature effort ended early with a smoking engine. Brady Short won the 12 lap semi feature. The results from that event transferred the top 7 finishers to the feature line-up. No provisional starting spots were needed by drivers of either organization.

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MSCS will race next on April 30 and then again May 1. The first race of the weekend will be at Tri-State Speedway on a Saturday evening. It will be the inaugural “Midwest Madness” event which is a new addition to the track’s schedule. Sunday the action moves to the Terre Haute Action Track for the annual MSCS “Spring Fling.”

Provided as News and Information for MSCS. KISSINGER TOPS MODIFIEDS

Levi Kissinger of Mt. Vernon, IN, won the hotly contested UMP Open Wheel Modified feature. The 25 lap season opening event played out in interesting phases. Matt Lane grabbed the early lead and was stretching it out with a fast car when he spun in turn two. That was on lap 18. That realigned the field under the caution.

A close three way battle soon developed between new leader Zach Fair, Mark Lamont, and Levi Kissinger. Contact on the front stretch sent Lamont’s car spinning sideways. With only 3 laps left Lamont headed to the pit area. Kissinger passed Fair after that final restart. Zach Fair finished second ahead of Clay Lane, Matt Lane, and Josh Harris. Matt Lane was making substantial progress in just 7 laps after having restarted on the tail.

Kissinger described the action to the fans from victory lane. “It was tight racing. We were all layered. The competition here is tougher than ever. I had to drive the wheels off the last 5 to 7 laps to make something happen!”

The four heat races were won in succession by Matt Lane, Levi Kissinger, Mark Lamont, and former NASCAR competitor Kenny Schrader. Willie Madison won the B Main. A large field of 31 cars participated. The UMP modifieds will appear again April 30th along with the addition of the MMSA Mini-Sprints.

SUMMARY Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN April 16, 2016

MSCS & USAC Sprint Cars: (25 Entries)

Top Qualifier - 3R Kyle Cummins, 13.512 seconds First Heat - 17 Max McGhee, 69 Brady Bacon, 66 Thomas Meseraull, 3R Kyle Cummins, 11 Dave Darland, 1 Robert Ballou, 98 Brandon Morin, 97 Bret Mellenberndt, 11A Nevil Algie, Second Heat - 5K Kent Schmidt, 15F Aaron Farney, 21 Carson Short, 5 Justin Grant, 17gp C.J. Leary, 98e Chad Boespflug, 52 Isaac Chapple, 52c Jared Chastain Third Heat - 32 Chase Stockon, 3 Dakota Jackson, 24 Landon Simon, 71p Kody Swanson, 39 Matt Goodnight, 11x James Lyerla, 11p Brady Short, 41 Jim Shelton Semi Feature - 11p Brady Short, 1 Robert Ballou, 52 Isaac Chapple, 98e Chad Boespflug, 11x James Lyerla, 11A Nevil Algie, 98 Brandon Morin, 97 Bret Mellenberndt, 41 Jim Shelton, 52c Jared Chastain Feature (30 Laps) - 32 Chase Stockon, 3R Kyle Cummins, 21 Carson Short, 98e Chad Boespflug, 17gp C.J. Leary, 69 Brady Bacon, 1 Robert Ballou, 11p Brady Short, 66 Thomas Meseraull, 5K Kent Schmidt, 3 Dakota Jackson, 5 Justin Grant, 24 Landon Simon, 11 Dave Darland, 11x James Lyerla, 52 Isaac Chapple, 15F Aaron Farney, 39 Matt Goodnight, 98 Brandon Morin, 71p Kody Swanson, 11A Nevil Algie, 17 Max McGhee

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: (31 Entries)

First Heat - 32 Matt Lane, 16c Josh Harris, 10Y Trent Young, 77 Stephen Schnapf Second Heat - 8k Levi Kissinger, 1 Zach Fair, 25c Clay Lane, 62k Joel Jenson Third Heat - 7 Mark Lamont, 75 Dustin Beck, 0J Bryce Jewell, 8M Carl McGowin Fourth Heat - 9 Kenny Schrader, 54 Josh McPherson, 110 Chase Copeland, 00x John Lane, B Main - 14 Willie Madison, 84 Stan Beadles, 87 Tyler Weiss, 16jc John Clippinger

A Main (25 Laps) - 8k Levi Kissinger, 1 Zach Fair, 25c Clay Lane, 32 Matt Lane, 16c Josh Harris, 75 Dustin Beck, 62k Joel Jenson, 9 Kenny Schrader, 77 Stephen Schnapf, 00x John Lane, 16jc John Clippinger, 7 Mark Lamont, 84 Stan Beadles, 87 Tyler Weiss, 54 Josh McPherson, 10Y Trent Young, 0j Bryce Jewell, 14 Willie Madison, 110 Chase Copeland DNS, 8M Carl McGowan DNS

 

 

 

Rico Abreu returns to Placerville to take Red Hawk Casino Championship Round 2
By Brad Kennedy
04_16_2016_257Placerville, CA (4-16-16) After a week off due to rain, “The Fastest ¼ Mile in California” returned to action for the second Red Hawk Casino point series race on the calendar. 85 cars signed into the pit area between all four divisions, with the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stocks, the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars traveling series.
Twenty-four 360 Sprints were counted in the pit area to battle it out on another exciting night at Placerville Speedway. Mason Moore would be the fastest car in time trials with a nice lap of 10.829. Moore would be presented with $100 courtesy of ADCO Drivelines and Exhaust.
Moore has shown speed in his return to the seat of the F&F Racing X1 mount, picking up heat 1 from the 4th starting position. Jonathan Allard, Justyn Cox, and Sean Becker were the remaining heat race winners, while Greg DeCaires came back after a fourth heat skirmish with Bobby Butler to win the 10 lap semi.
The 25-lap feature event saw Rico Abreu and Ryan Robinson on the front row with Abreu getting the jump and setting the pace. Meanwhile, Jonathan Allard got by Robinson through turns one and two to get the second spot. Through the first 11 laps, Allard closed on Abreu in traffic and pulled off a masterful slide job to take the lead on lap 12. However, fourth and fifth place runners Andy Gregg of Placerville and outside front row starter Ryan Robinson both got tangled up with a lapped car, causing Gregg to flip violently down the front chute as Robinson suffered front end damage. Both drivers were uninjured.
The ensuing restart saw Abreu get an excellent restart over Allard who spun his tires off of turn four allowing Princeton, California driver Mason Moore to take the runner up spot. Abreu managed a three car length lead over Moore during the middle portion of the race, but Moore closed the gap as Abreu fought his way through traffic. Moore chased the rear bumper of Abreu to the checkered, but Rico proved too tough to tame, leading all 25 laps and scoring the popular victory over Moore, Allard, defending Placerville Speedway Champion Greg DeCaires and Kirt Organ, who rounded out the top five. Jake Morgan charged from his 19th starting position to finish 6th and picked up the RMI Hard Charger Award, and earning a $100 gift certificate to AL Driveline products.
Abreu was very pleased with his second victory in as many nights after a rough Outlaw swing. “Glad I could put on a show after a disappointing race when the Outlaws were here,” Rico acknowledged. “It’s great to win at Chico last night and then come here to win tonight.”
28 Nor-Cal Dwarf cars signed into the pits for their first visit of 2016 to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Sean Jones of San Jose put on a dominating performance in the feature after taking the race lead early in the 20 lap A-Main. Jones went on to win by a straightaway to secure the victory, and credited his ability to maneuver through traffic to secure the victory in the winner’s circle. “I just had to be very aware while in traffic because you roll up so fast on the tail end of the field.” Jones explained in detail. “I pushed hard on the cushion multiple times in the first handful of laps, and finally just started tossing the car hard in the corners to let the right rear hit the cushion, so I would not push the nose and I would have good forward bite on exit.”
The race long battle for second between Mike Grenert, Ryan Winter, and Kevin Bender thrilled the fans, while the three traded slide jobs for multiple laps. Grenert got the best end of the deal, finishing second. Bender was credited with third, while fourth went to Winter, and Brian Quilty rounded out the top five in the feature cut to 15 laps due to time constraints.
Heat Race wins went to Grenert, Bender, Shawn Jones, and Buddy Olschowka.
The Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stocks had 21 cars in attendance and put another great battle on in the main event. Nick Baldwin and two-time track champion Scott Grunert fought for most of the race until late in the 20 lapper, when Grunert jumped the cushion and allowed Baldwin to escape to victory for the first time in 2016. Dan Jinkerson, Dan Smith, and Greg Rayl rounded out the top five.
“I knew my car wasn’t good on restarts, and the only way I could get past Scotty (Grunert) is if I tried to diamond the corners because he was too good up top”, Baldwin theorized in victory lane. “I’m glad we got the win tonight because the car was good in the season opener and we just had some bad luck early in the race. Fortunately, we managed to get back to the top 5”.
Heat race winners included Tim Mack, Dan Jinkerson, and Grunert. The RMI Hard Charger award went to Greg Rayl, who charged from the 19th starting spot to finish fifth.
The Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models saw 12 cars in the pit area for round two of their championship season and they did not disappoint during the 20 lap feature event. From the drop of the green flag, Will McMillan danced around the cushion as Ryan McDaniel worked the bottom of the surface. The two raced side by side for 11 straight laps until the first caution. Once again, on the restart McMillan flirted with the curb in his #29 as McDaniel “catfished” around the bottom.
A lap 14 restart saw McDaniel try a slide job in turn one, but the car got tight on the right front causing the seasoned veteran to hop the edge of the track allowing McMillan to get away. McDaniel regrouped and continued to chase McMillan, but the number 29 was too fast on the cushion and cruised to his first win in 2016 at the fairgrounds. McDaniel finished second over Ray Trimble, RMI Hard Charger award winner Mike Lightfoot (moving up from 8th to 4th), and Paul Guglielmoni, who rounded out the top five.
In victory lane, a very happy McMillan talked about how he enjoyed the 11 lap door to door race with McDaniel. “I just had to be perfect and not miss my mark. I knew if I messed up, Ryan would drive by and I would never be able to get back by him.”
Heat race wins went to Eddie Gardner and McMillan.
The next race on the schedule will be April 23rd featuring the King of the West sprint cars and BCRA Midget Lites. Pit gates open at 2PM, Ticket Sales and Grandstands open at 3PM, Racing begins at 7PM.
Track Sponsors: Red Hawk Casino, Capitol Ace Hardware, Coors Light, Thompson’s Auto Group, Domco Plumbing, Jay's Mobile Welding & Fabrication, Mountain Democrat, ADCO Drivelines & Exhaust, Arnolds for Awards, Riebes Auto Parts, Les Schwab Tires, Fords Only, AL Driveline, Cal Star, The Paint Spot, Cal.Net

 

Shane Cottle wins the sprint car feature on opening night at Lincoln Park Speedway in the ‘Bill Gardner Indiana Open Wheel Racin’ Fest - Randy Shuman picks up UMP Modified victory, Josh Boller wins UMP Super Stocks and A.J. Smith and Zane Fields win bomber A-mains

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Lincoln Park Speedway raised the curtain on the 2016 racing season Saturday night with an outstanding field of 105 cars over four classes. Shane Cottle piloted the Paul Hazen No. 57 sprinter to victory lane to capture the “Bill Gardner Memorial” 30-lap feature for sprint cars. Randy Shuman was the UMP modified victor with Josh Boller claiming the UMP Super Stock A-main. A.J. Smith picked up the bomber feature as Zane Fields recorded his first career feature win in the second bomber feature to wrap up the evening. Cottle parlayed a win in the first sprint car heat race into a pole spot for the feature and was able to hold that spot despite a mid-race battle with Kevin Thomas Jr. Jeff Bland, Kevin Studley and Jordan Kinser started with Cottle in the top two rows to begin the A-main and it was Bland that challenged for the lead early. However, a near spin on lap 11 cost Bland his runner-up spot. Cottle held a solid lead at that point, but lapped traffic aided Thomas’ charge to close the gap. On lap 16, Thomas made his move with a slider in turn four, but Cottle crossed back over and regained the top spot and held it the remainder of the race for the victory. Stanbrough held down the third spot after starting ninth as Jordan Kinser recorded a fourth-place finish ahead of Shane Cockrum. In the UMP Modified A-main, Shuman took over the lead on lap five and held off Roger Mills over the middle portion of the feature. The pair ran side-by-side ahead of Roy Bruce Jr. with Jake and Jay Humphrey battling wheel-to-wheel for several laps for the third spot. Mills’ challenge for the top spot was derailed by a spin on lap 12 that sent him to the back. He would eventually make his way back to ninth at the checkered flag. Up front, Shuman was able to hold off a challenge over the final eight laps from Roy Bruce as Jay Humphrey came home third ahead of Travis Shoulders and Tyler Loughmiller. In the UMP Super Stock feature, defending track champion Josh Boller started 2016 the same way he started and ended last season, with a victory. Boller had Steve Peeden right on his bumper for the entire race, but held him off to gain the win. Peeden tried several different racing lines and showed his nose underneath to Boller’s door panel in pursuit of the win. Several different re-starts gave Peeden a chance, but Boller remained steadfast in his pursuit of the victory and picked up win number one of the season. Peeden came home second ahead of Josh McDaniel, Jonathon Newgent and Larry Raines. In the first bomber feature of the night, Smith and Cody Wright raced door-to-door over the final eight laps. Smith edged into the lead in lapped traffic over the final two laps and won the charge to the checkered flag. Jordan Almanza placed third ahead of James Walters and Travis Heramb. In the final feature of the night, Fields started fourth and was able to quickly challenge the leader and take over the top spot and pick up his first win. Harvey Whitaker was second with Cole Parker and Matthew Grimes in the top-four. This weekend will feature the Bomber Spring Fling with $500 going to the feature winner and $50 to start. Sprints, modifieds and super stocks are also on the card.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Jordan Kinser, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. Jeff Bland, 7. Kyle Robbins, 8. Logan Jarrett, 9. Kevin Studley, 10. Cole Ketcham, 11. JJ Hughes, 12. Colton Cottle, 13. Mitch Wissmiller, 14. Ethan Barrow, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Tim Creech II, 17. Nate McMillin, 18. Tony Dimattia, 19. Chris Babcock, 20. Tyler Hewitt B-main winner: Ethan Barrow Heat winners: Shane Cottle, Jeff Bland, Kevin Studley

UMP Modified feature 1. Randy Shuman, 2. Roy Bruce Jr., 3. Jay Humphrey, 4. Travis Shoulders, 5. Tyler Loughmiller, 6. Cullen Goodman, 7. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 8. Josh McDaniel, 9. Roger Mills, 10. Brent Hudson, 11. Scott Ricketts, 12. Jason Clark, 13. RJ Pruitt, 14. JR Watkins, 15. Sydney Landes, 16. Jake Humphrey, 17. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 18. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 19. Gary Ricketts, 20. Josh Settles, 21. Michael Fish, 22. Jerry Bland Jr. Heat winners: Jake Humphrey, Randy Shuman, Roger Mills

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Josh Boller, 2. Steve Peeden, 3. Josh McDaniel, 4. Jonathon Newgent, 5. Larry Raines, 6. Chris Harcourt, 7. Paul Wright, 8. Jack Campbell, 9. Jeff Beggs, 10. D.J. McCullough, 11. Chris Hillman, 12. Doug McCullough, 13. Steve Johnson Jr., 14. Matt Jordan, 15. Hayden Rogers, 16. Scotty Maddie, 17. Michael Clark, 18. Chris Campbell, 19. Kris Starks, 20. Terry Leitzman B-main winner: Steve Johnson Jr. Heat winners: Steve Peeden, Josh Boller, Doug McCullough

Bomber feature 1. A.J. Smith, 2. Cody Wright, 3. Jordan Almanza, 4. James Walters, 5. Travis Heramb, 6. Scott Crouch, 7. Glenn Ogden, 8. Alex Reid, 9. Mike Swango, 10. Charles Shipley, 11. Larry Hutto, 12. Adam Farr, 13. Kyle Prince, 14. Tom Cox, 15. Josh Litton, 16. Justin Litton, 17. Michael Conner, 18. Tom Courtney, 19. Joe Cash, 20. Megan Cavaness B-main winner: Mike Swango Heat winners: Josh Litton, James Walters, Jordan Almanza, Cody Wright

Bomber second feature 1. Zane Fields, 2. Harvey Whitaker, 3. Cole Parker, 4. Matthew Grimes, 5. Justin Bumgardner, 6. Bobby Tarrh Jr., 7. Mark Dickerson, 8. Chad Casassa, 9. Jerry Hutto, 10. David Wallen, 11. Bob Farris, 12. DJ Smiley

 

 

Redmond, Hanson, Braaten, And Corley Collect CGS Victories; $10.00 Special Returns For April 23rd
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions)
Cottage Grove, Oregon- Another great turnout of race fans would be in attendance for the Saturday April 23rd races at Cottage Grove Speedway. The pits would see a wonderful turnout of competitors with teams traveling from all over the state of Oregon as well as Washington and California. Classes in action included the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, and Quality RV Repair Hornets.

The Clark Printing Extreme Sprints would be on hand for their first race of 2016. The Double R Powdercoating/BC Motorsports/Rocket Designs #10 XXX of Roseburg driver Don Waddell and Medford’s Bailey Hibbard, in his Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators/Tangible Real Estate Investments/PJ & W Trucking/BC Motorsports #1 XXX, would share the front row. Hibbard would take the lead only to have a caution occur in the opening start. On the second attempt Dusty Redmond, from Roseburg, would put his Whit-Log Trailers/Double R Powdercoating/Redmond Trucking #57 Rocket out in front.

Redmond would be challenged on several occasions but kept all potential threats in check. A late race restart with seven laps to go gave second on back a chance to challenge but Redmond would get the job done in the end. With the victory it marked the first career triumph for Dusty Redmond after coming so close over the years.

The Three Rivers Casion/Bi-Mart/MSD Ignitions/Cascade Farm & Outdoor #70 XXX of Eugene pilot Raquel Ivie was second followed by Dave Hibbard of Medford, in his Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators/Tangible Real Estate Investments/Outlaw Powdercoating/Hansen & Sons Trucking #3 Zeitler, in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of Thurston’s Ricky Ashley, driving the Todd’s Autobody/Clark Printing/Fastenal/Double R Powdercoating #85 Maxim, in fourth and fifth finishing Chelsea Blevins, of Anderson, California, in her BC Motorsports/Ron Peters Cabinetry #1B Maxim.

Fast time of the night was Cottage Grove native Patrick Dills in the Cedric Ross Hayden For Oregon State Representative/Faye Stewart For United States Senate/Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law/Oregon Research Consultants/M.D. Yearous Logging #5D KPC. Chelsea Blevins was victorious in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dashes while heat races were won by Patrick Dills and Raquel Ivie.

The IMCA Modifieds would have a caution filled main event. Springfield’s Steven Sturdevant would put up an impressive effort in his Springfield Point S Tire Factory/KMC Wheels/Pyramid Brewing #11 X-Factor. Sturdevant would battle fiercely for the coveted top position with the Mackin Street Customs & RV’s/Furniture Options/Ashley Family Racing/A-1 Auto Supply #84 Shaw of Jasper’s Eric Ashley.

Sturdevant would secure the lead on lap eleven for much of the race till constant pressure continued to build. With the quantity of the caution flags it would eliminate the possibility of lapped traffic and wipe away all of the progress Sturdevant had made on building up a decent sized lead. Sturdevant would lose the top spot on lap twenty-one to Craig Hanson of Albany. Hanson would build some momentum via the high side of the race track to make the pass coming out of turn four. The Virgil Hanson Automotive Machine/Best Pots Inc./A&B Septic/Superior Fuel Cells #33C Victory Circle, of Hanson, would show the field the rest of the way to win his first race of the year.

Steve Sturdevant would finish a respectable second while third was the Natures Images/Lithia Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge of Medford/JDM Racing Solutions/Mr. Smith’s Bar & Grill #54N GRT of Nick Trenchard from Klamath Falls, driving for car owners Rich and Nicky Biehn. Redmond’s Mark Carrell crossed the line fourth, in his Mark’s Autobody #27 GRT by Phillips entry, while the Ken’s Glass/Cinda Badger/Dave’s Truck Repair #11K Rayburn of Ft. Jones, California chauffeur Kyle Casson was fifth.

Monte Bischoff, from Medford, would be fast time of the night in his Payroll Specialties Inc./Lucas Oil Products/Hoppes Motorsports #F1 PCD. Nick Trenchard would pick up the victory in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash while heat races would be won by Craig Hanson, the Reser’s Fine Foods/Wayne Martin Floor Covering/Western Pacific Wood Trim #19 Shaw of Warren’s Brad Martin, and Bischoff.

A good crop of IMCA Sport Mods was in attendance for their first race of the campaign. Six different drivers would lead at the start-finish line and it was great to see some new faces in the division. One of those new faces was Springfield driver Shawn Hand taking the lead early. The 1400 KNND AM/D&D Automotive/Vintage Inn Family Restaurant/Oregon Taxi #13 Shaw, of Hand, would lead the first lap but was passed on lap two by Mike Medel from Medford. Medel, driving the Rogue Boilerworks/Southern Oregon Archery/Morton’s Sports Bar/Jahnke Heating & Air #30M Rayburn, would lose the top spot to Hand on the next lap.

Shortly after a lap three restart Shawn Hand would again lose the lead. But this time it would be to the Kiwi Fabrication #7M D&M of Eugene’s Andrew Mathers. Mathers, in his first career Modified start, looked very impressive and would build a decent size gab between him and the rest of the field but unfortunately all of his hard work would vanish due to several cautions occurring.

Chris Frisbie, of Vancouver, Washington, would get past Mathers on lap ten after battling back and forth. Frisbie a few laps later would himself get passed by Jorddon Braaten from Central Point. Braaten would stay in the position the rest of the way to pick up the win in his Quench & Drench Car Wash/Miller Paint Company/Advanced Door & Hardware/Don Braaten Painting #84 Dirtworks.

The Frisbie Motorsports/Clark Printing/Discount Race Car Parts/Harbor Rail Services Company #17 Shaw, of Chris Frisbie, was second and Jasper veteran Gene Ashley was third in his Ashley Family Racing/Furniture Options/Hanke Racing #85 machine. The rest of the top five would consist of Shawn Hand and Mike Medel in fourth and fifth.

Jorddon Braaten would have a perfect night with being the fastest in qualifying and winning the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash. Braaten and Chris Frisbie were the heat race winners.

Last but not least the Quality RV Repair Hornets would put on an entertaining race. No doubt one of the most impressive performances was Veneta driver Brad Moffett leading for much of the feature. Moffett, in his Edge Motorsports/Tire Sport #65 Volkswagon Golf, would be the car to beat for the first sixteen laps of the scheduled twenty. Moffett would be overtaken by Joe Maricle of Veneta.

The More of Everything Racing Collectibles #11 Honda Accord, of Maricle, had to come from the back earlier in the race due to jumping a start. It looked as if Maricle was well on his way to the win but a late race restart would have the Corley Racing #7C Nissan 200SX of Josh Corley get to the front. Corley, of Westfir, would hold on for the final lap to pick up his first win of the season in his first start.

Joe Maricle was second while the Kimwood Corporation/Industrial Finishes/It Works by Kayla Simmons/Quality RV Repair #1N Honda Prelude of Mike Simmons, from Cottage Grove, was third. Redmond’s Ray Augustine would place the Augustine Racing #8 entry in fourth and the Quantum Mechanics/Big B Tires #30 machine of K.C. Scott, of Springfield, placed fifth.

Dexter’s Mike Swaim would set quick time in his Rapid Delivery Service/Bigg Dogg Recycling/More of Everything Racing Collectibles #48 Toyota Celica. Mike Simmons got the job done in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash and heat race winners were Swaim, Mike Simmons, and the It Works by Kayla Simmons/A+ Towing/This Little Light Of Mine Photography #16 entry of James Simmons from Eugene.

Cottage Grove Speedway returns to racing on Friday April 22nd for the first Kage Kart race of the year. General Admission is FREE and Pit Passes are $10.00 and Car and Driver fees will be $35.00. The Pit Gate will open up around 3:00 PM and the Pit Meeting is at 6:00 PM with Hot Laps and Racing to follow.

The ¼-mile will be back in action on Saturday April 23rd for the Spring Showdown. The 360 Sprints will return for the first leg of the Interstate Sprint Car Series Triple Crown along with Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets.

The track will again be offering a special $10.00 admission for everyone ages 13 years and up. Children 12-6 are $5.00 and 5 and Under is FREE as always. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to start around 6:30. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com and check out the track’s Facebook page and click “Like”.

 

 

Two-time Taco Bravo champ Shane Golobic takes Ocean Sprints season-opener over Justin Sanders & Brad Furr on Friday night

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, Ca – April 15, 2016…After inheriting the lead early on Fremont’s Shane Golobic proceeded to run a near perfect race through traffic, before holding off a hard charging Justin Sanders to claim opening night of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo season on Friday.

Golobic, the 2012 & ’14 Taco Bravo champion carved his way to second early in the race and got the break he needed when misfortune struck leader Ryan Robinson in lapped traffic. Robinson, the talented 15-year-old had taken the lead at the start, but got over a right rear tire while trying to trying to lap a car, which resulted in him getting upside down on lap eight. The Foresthill, CA youngster was very impressive driving the Rod Tiner Racing No. 83sa and certainly showed why he’s one of the brightest up & coming prospects from the Golden State.

Following that things were fairly uneventful up front for Golobic, until Sanders made it interesting late in the race. The victory for Golobic came aboard the familiar Keith Day Trucking/ Gabilan Ag Service No. 22 Sprint Car and marked his second overall triumph of the year, after claiming the USAC National Midget Series sanctioned Shamrock Classic in Illinois on March 19.

“We always love coming out here to Ocean Speedway and racing in front of our home track fans,” Golobic commented after the race. “Early on we had a break when Ryan Robinson got upside down and after that I really focused on running my own race and getting through traffic well. I had a feeling Justin Sanders was going to be coming on the top and I knew I’d have to get going even harder if I heard him. Thankfully we were able to come out on top and we’ll be back next Friday looking to do it again. I can’t thank all my guys enough for their hard work & support.”

A year after winning a record nine main events with the Ocean Sprints, Sanders kicked-off his title defense with a runner up effort at the helm of the North County Plastering/ Fire Protection Management No. 17 machine. The 24-year-old was exciting to watch, as he charged hard around the high-side of the quarter-mile, getting into second on lap 20. Sanders then got close at one point, but couldn’t get the opportunity he needed and Golobic took the checkered flag by 0.883 seconds.

Stockton’s Brad Furr captured the dash and ended up third in the feature behind the wheel of the Price Rite Restaurant/ Brad Furr Racing No. 2 mount. The 2013 Ocean Sprints champ had to hold off a relentless late race challenge from Campbell’s Brent Kaeding, who came home fourth in the Al’s Roofing Supply No. 69 Sprinter. Kaeding, a two-time Ocean Sprints titlist ran close to Furr’s tail tank, but couldn’t quite find a way by.

Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson had a solid run in the feature to round out the top-five in the Taco Bravo Racing No. 72w machine. Nelson battled with Easton’s Tommy Tarlton over the course of the race, before making the final pass late in the going. The top-10 was rounded out by Tarlton, Fresno’s Kyler Shaw, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, 20th starter Jason Chisum of Salinas and Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe.

For Gualda it was a nice charge back through the field after catching a rut and bicycling on the opening lap while battling for the lead, which forced him to come to a stop, bringing out a yellow. After changing the left rear tire in the work area the 16-year-old returned to the track and put together a solid run. It was also a strong rebound for Ashe, who was making his very first start in a Sprint Car. The 15-year-old got upside down in his heat race, before coming back and recording a top-10 finish in the feature.

As noted Furr won the night’s dash and the $300 that went along with it courtesy of Norm Martin Motorsports. The three heat races were picked off by Ryan Robinson, Kyler Shaw and Brent Kaeding. Furr kicked-off the night by earning the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award with a clocking of 11.815 around the quarter-mile bullring. Full results will be available at www.racepmg.com

A-main finish: 1. #22 Shane Golobic, 2. #17 Justin Sanders, 3. #2 Brad Furr, 4. #69 Brent Kaeding, 5. #72W Kurt Nelson, 6. #21 Tommy Tarlton, 7. #92 Kyler Shaw, 8. #99 Tony Gualda, 9. #25Z Jason Chisum, 10. #33 Lucas Ashe, 11. #4S Michael Kofoid, 12. #9J Dustin Golobic, 13. #10 Anthony Simone, 14. #91C Shawn Conde, 15. #34 Darrell Taylor, 16. #73 Craig Frandsen, 17. #83SA Ryan Robinson, 18. #8 Jeremy Chisum, 19. #88 Koen Shaw, 20. #4 Burt Foland Jr, 21. #3 Kaleb Montgomery, 22. #55 Danny Malfatti

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo return to action next Friday night April 22 for round two.

The Ocean Sprints & Ocean Speedway is held under the management of Prentice Motorsports Group, which also operates the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos, the All Star Modified Tour.

The Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Flowmaster, Budweiser and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

 

 

JAC HAUDENSCHILD SWEEPS NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY ALL STARS; SCOTT WIN SECOND RoD FEATURE; HENSEL JR. HANGS ON TO SUPER STOCK CHECKER

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, April 16, 2016

By Tyler Altmeyer, RoD, & Mike Swanger

In front of a full house on opening night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway, the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild lived up to his prestige on Saturday night as he swept the entire Arctic Cat All Star program in fantastic fashion. The Wooster driver kicked off the evening by setting a new track record of 14.125 seconds during qualifying and then won his heat race, the dash and led all 30 laps of the $5,000 to win main event. Haudenschild’s Arctic Cat All Star win was the 1st of his career at NAPA Wayne County Speedway, raising the overall bar to 29 victories with the series during his storied career. The pilot of the Jamie Miller owned #6 utilized the very topside of the speedway, earning the victory by 2.221 second over Danny Holtgraver and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney. “We’ve been struggling a little bit, but this certainly feels good,” explained Jac Haudenschild in victory lane. “Always feels great coming back here and it always feels great to get a win. Jamie Miller always comes through for me. With a little help from Bonzai Bruns and the crew, we got this thing together in time for tonight. This is really special. I’ve always loved coming to Wayne County Speedway. Hopefully we can get back here and do it again soon.” Pittsburgh’s Danny Holtgraver followed Jac Haudenschild to the checkers on Saturday night. The pilot of the Pete Grove owned Premiere Motorsports #70 started 4th on the feature grid, but raced inside the top three the entire 30 lap distance. “Downtown” battled for the final podium spot for the first 15 circuits, racing close behind Jac and Sheldon Haudenschild until inheriting the runner up spot during a lap 16 caution. On lap 16, while chasing his father through traffic, Sheldon Haudenschild made contact with a lapped car, bringing the Haudenschild Racing, Southern Pacific Farms #93 to a stop between turns three and four. The five time Arctic Cat All Star winner in 2015 would be forced to restart at the tail of the field after starting on the front row beside his dad. The Renegade of Modifieds ‘Heritage 101’ would wrap up their three race weekend and despite the evident signs of attrition that took its toll on the trimmed down car count, the race action was excellent. The night got off to a fast start as Jacob Hawkins set a new track record of 18.027 seconds and then went out and won heat one while second heat was a barn burner between Las Cruces New Mexico’s brothers Johnny and Stormy Scott as they would go side by side all race long with Johnny winning at the line. Jacob Hawkins won the redraw to start on the pole of the 25 lap feature with Johnny Scott along side as those two were separated by just 13 points as they battled for the overall three race prize. Hawkins grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag but Scott quickly pulled along side and the would go back and forth with the lead as Scott would take the higher line around the speedway to take the lead for good on lap 14 and go on to put the Ranch Milagro Racing, Allgayer Inc. and Mizsilla Valley Transport #1st in victory circle for the second night in a row. Stormy Scott finished third with Rich Michael Jr and DJ Cline filled out the top five. Hawkins held on to the points win and on the front stretch after the race, elected to take the $10,101 over the S&P Harley Davidson motorcycle. “As much as I would love to ride this bike back to Fairmont WV., I’m happy to announce that me and my wife have a baby on the way, so I have to take the cash”. The Action Auto Body Super Stocks saw their first action of the season with Applecreek’s Gary Hensel Jr. leading all 15 laps of the caution marred feature. The Lochvale Farms, DJ Directional, and J&M Carpentry #28h of Hensel Jr. started on the pole with Frank Oriti along side. A couple of cautions in the first four laps for spun cars kept the field bunched together plus Tyler Thompson got sideways while running third and collected Chaz O’Dell and Jordan James with those two having to be hauled back to the pits. As the green flag waved again, Oriti would try to squeeze underneath of Hensel Jr on lap five in turn four as both would spin. Oriti was charged with the caution and Hensel Jr. held on to the lead. Early contenders Chase Alexander, Brandon Gardner and Tyler Nicely had mechanical issues as they dropped out midway in the race. Tyler Thompson recovered from his early spin to finish second with Paul Kern, Cliff Staley and Chris Albright rounding out the top five. Heat winners were Alexander and Hensel Jr. The season long points battle for the Fisher Performance Sprints, the Harriger Towing Super Late Models, the Action Auto Body Super Stocks, the Kar Konnection Rush Late Models and the WQKT Mini Stocks, who will be running the 1st of their ‘Summer Series’ races with $300 to win, along with the Flat Track Carts will begin next Saturday, April 23 at NAPA WCS.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, April 16, 2016 ARCTIC CAT ALL STARS Quick Timer Jac Haudenschild 14.125 (ntr) Heat 1 Jac Haudenschild, Rob Chaney, Caleb Armstrong, Brent Marks, Danny Holtgraver, Lee Jacobs, Hunter Schuerenburg, Shawn Dancer, Joe Kubiniec, Kraig Kinser Heat 2 Sheldon Haudenschild, Cap Henry, Kory Crabtree, Brandon Spithaler, TJ Michael, Ryan Smith, Caleb Helms, Travis Philo, Andrew Palker, Troy Kingan Heat 3 Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, Dale Blaney, Brad Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Tyler Courtney, Danny Mumaw, Nick Patterson, Brad Howard, Bryan Sebetto dns, Mitch Harble dns Dash Jac Haudenschild, Sheldon Haudenschild, Dale Blaney, Danny Holtgraver, Cap Henry, Rob Chaney, Caleb Armstrong, Cole Duncan B Main Caleb Helms, Andrew Palker, Hunter Schuerenburg, Travis Philo, Danny Mumaw, Brad Howard, Kraig Kinser, Joe Kubiniec, Nick Patterson, Troy Kingan, Shawn Dancer, Bryan Sebetto, Mitch Harble dns Feature Jac Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver, Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, Cap Henry, Cole Duncan, Tim Shaffer, Rob Chaney, Brent Marks, Brad Haudenschild, Caleb Armstrong, TJ Michael, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kory Crabtree, Caleb Helms, Ryan Smith, Tyler Courtney, Danny Mumaw, Travis Philo, Brandon Spithaler, Lee Jacobs, Andrew Palker, Hunter Schuerenburg, Brad Howard

RENEGADE OF DIRT MODIFIEDS Quick Timer Jacob Hawkins 18.027 (ntr) Heat 1 Jacob Hawkins, Rich Michael Jr., Jesse Wisecarver, Kevin Miller, Justin Hart Heat 2 Johnny Scott, Stormy Scott, Denny Benjamin, DJ Cline Feature Johnny Scott, Jacob Hawkins, Stormy Scott, Rich Michael Jr., DJ Cline, Jesse Wisecarver, Denny Benjamin, Kevin Miller, Justin Hart

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Chase Alexander, Frank Oriti, Tyler Thompson, Brandon Gardner, Cliff Staley, Chris Albright, Jordan James, Paul Kern Heat 2 Gary Hensel Jr., Chaz O’Dell, Tyler Nicely, Tod Bevilocqua, Don Rutt, TA Perrine, Jim Nicely dns, Ryan Leathers dns Feature Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Thompson, Paul Kern, Cliff Staley, Chris Albright, Tod Bevilocqua, Frank Oriti, Chase Alexander, Brandon Gardner, Ryan Leathers, Tyler Nicely, Jordan James, Chaz O’Dell, Don Rutt, TA Perrine dns, Jim Nicely dns

 

 

Kobs Completes Opening Weekend Sweep In Traditional Sprints At CLS
New Richmond, WI
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (4-16-16)

In what will go down in the record books as one of the more exciting and entertaining UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series feature races seen since the inception of the series back in 2011, the 25 lap nonstop feature on Saturday night April 16 saw four lead changes amongst three drivers with plenty of drama playing out in the closing laps. Rick Kobs from Deer Park completed his weekend sweep in dramatic fashion at the legendary Cedar Lake Speedway before a good-sized crowd on a pleasant spring evening. For Kobs, it was his fourth career win in the Traditional sprints and his back-to-back wins on opening weekend at Cedar Lake gave him a confirmed eight different divisions that he has won feature races in during his career at this famous western Wisconsin dirt oval. That in itself is an incredible feat! Once again Kobs commented on the race in his Rock Auto Victory Lane interview and told the fans how much fun it is to race in this division.

Seventeen Traditional sprints signed into the pits at CLS for their second race of the season. Rick Kobs passed Jeff Pellersels on lap eight to win the first heat while three-time series champion Rob Caho, Jr. came from fifth to first with a lap seven pass of Chase Viebrock in the second heat. Passing and finishing points in the heats saw Caho, Kobs, Jake Kouba and Pellersels earn the right to redraw for one of the top four starting spots in the feature. For the second night in a row, Kobs drew the #1 pill followed by Kouba, Pellersels and Caho.

All seventeen cars took Jeff Stacken's green flag to start the feature. Kobs grabbed the early lead with Jake Kouba applying the pressure. Kouba got by Kobs to lead laps 3 & 4. Significant contact between the two leaders on the next lap amazingly saw each of them continue on as if almost nothing had happened, something you don't get by with too often in sprint car racing. Kobs held the top spot for the next nine laps when suddenly 2015 champion Caho came roaring past. Caho would lead the next eight laps, as the leaders began working lapped traffic. The racing up front was exceptionally good with Caho and Kobs battling for the top spot. In heavy traffic as the laps were winding down, Kobs was able to retake the lead on lap 22 from Caho and went on to record the victory. On the final lap, Viebrock blasted into second past Caho. After the race, Caho reported that a large rock ended up getting wedged underneath his accelerator pedal, so he was only able to run about 3/4 throttle during the last 4-5 laps of the race. Rounding out the top five finishers were Jake Kouba and Mike Mueller. Fifteen of the seventeen starters finished the race with ten cars still on the lead lap. 2011 champion Kevin Bradwell advanced the most positions (6) in the feature coming from 14th to 8th.

With two complete shows in the books at CLS, the Traditional sprints ran four heat races and two features for a total of 90 laps of racing with only one caution in a heat race on Friday night. Yes they did have one red flag when Johnny Parsons III flipped while on the warm-up lap prior to the first heat race on Friday, but that is still an incredibly good number of laps run under the green flag with two nonstop features! The UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series has eleven races remaining during the 2016 season at the Cedar Lake Speedway, and the thrilling racing action typical of this popular non-winged sprint car division means race fans will definitely want to be on hand at Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday nights. The next race for the Traditional sprints is next Saturday, April 23 at Cedar Lake. More Traditional sprints will reportedly make their season debut next Saturday. Fans can check results, points, the schedule and much more regarding the UMSS Traditional sprints 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 April 16, 2016 (Race #2)

Rock Auto A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[1]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[5]; 3. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 4. 6-Jake Kouba[2]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller[8]; 6. 11-James Giossi[6]; 7. 22-Jeff Pellersels[3]; 8. 95-Kevin Bradwell[14]; 9. 48-Neal Matuska[11]; 10. 21J-Jori Hughes[12]; 11. N1-Ty Sampair[9]; 12. 16-Anna Hippe[13]; 13. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[17]; 14. 99-Bryan Roach[16]; 15. 29-Hunter Custer[15]; 16. (DNF) 69S-Jon Lewerer[10]; 17. (DNF) 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[7]

Lap Leaders: Kobs 1-2, Kouba 3-4, Kobs 5-13, Caho 14-21, Kobs 22-25. No cautions! Note: One of the most outstanding Traditional sprint car features seen since the inception of this series back in 2011. Special thanks to Ron Schaefer for adding $100 to the top three finishing positions.

GRP Motorsports Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[4]; 2. 22-Jeff Pellersels[2]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 4. N1-Ty Sampair[1]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer[3]; 6. 48-Neal Matuska[6]; 7. 16-Anna Hippe[7]; 8. 29-Hunter Custer[8]; DNS 24-Brian Vanmeveren

Lap Leaders: Pellersels 1-7, Kobs 8-10. No cautions!

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[5]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[1]; 3. 11-James Giossi[3]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller[4]; 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[7]; 6. 21J-Jori Hughes[2]; 7. 95-Kevin Bradwell[6]; 8. 99-Bryan Roach[8]

Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1-6, Caho 7-10. No cautions!

 

 

JAMIE SEALS THE DEAL… Official release: Valvoline Raceway April 16, 2016

It was appropriate really.

Ultimately the best driver in the country would become the Ultimate Sprintcar Champion, and last night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway 26 year old Jamie Veal recorded his 16th main event success this season and in the process wrapped up the USC Chase Series.

Though he was only able to secure the point position late in the 35-lap Championship finale it looked inevitable much earlier in the race as the #35 SWI Engineering Maxim methodically picked its way through the traffic from the original fifth row starting spot.

Veal would pinch the #1 spot in the dying laps from the speedy James Thompson in the #22 Stahlwille Tools QT Chassis to prevent the previous season’s track champion from scoring his second main event win this season.

It wasn't an easy night for the WSS and Warrnambool Classic Champion as an exploding right rear tyre saw him miss the transfer and have to win a restart plagued B-Main.

Young’s Jackson Delamont began a late race charge to claim a potent third place finish in the Mad Harry’s Steel Maxim.

James McFadden began storming through the field from a deep starting position but a critical restart situation stole the momentum he had rolling and prevented what may have been a better finish than his eventual fourth place.

Robbie Farr controlled the feature for the majority in the #7 Hi-Tec Oils Cool but by his own admission the car was ‘free for most of the race’ and he was unable to hold on as the late race chargers stormed him – he would eventually finish 5th and claim second place in the USC overall.

Troy Little had perhaps his best night this season with a front row start and his share of the race lead in the Steve Lynch owned Pit Stop Autos entry before eventually finishing 7th.

Sam Walsh’s bogey corner at Valvoline Raceway appears to be turn one.

The #92 Rocket Industries Maxim inexplicably spun on it’s own whilst leading the main comfortably, causing Walsh and Dad John to ponder just what had caused his third spin in the same corner whilst leading as many feature races.

Max Dumesny continued his superb run of top ten results with sixth place in the main event and a win in the USC NSW Championship in the process.

On the night that honoured his “Pa” Jordyn Brazier was certainly racy and determinedly aiming at a possible podium finish on the Steve Brazier legend night but a big flip in turn three after contact with Grant Anderson unfortunately ended that.

Both Brazier Jr and Anderson were retirements from the race in that incident.

A giant sized cushion in turn four and also in turn one claimed its share of cars with several right rear wheels packing full of clay and causing race-ending vibrations for their pilots.

Toby Bellbowen and Marcus Dumesny were two notable incidents. Queensland teenager Lachlan McHugh was again impressive moving forward several positions in the main but an unfortunate flip in turn one after contact with Matt Dumesny ended the night on a disappointing note.

Sydney teenager Daniel Sayre too looked rapid in the #28 Maxim but he too crashed spectacularly on the main straight in a separate incident whilst having earlier impressed with his first appearance in the Pole Shootout.

A big crowd reveled in the Grand Final nature of the USC Chase Finale with some truly courageous racing and some fearless competition combining for a fitting conclusion to the historic USC. Fans stood in ovation as Jamie Veal climbed to the top wing of his fearsome #35 Maxim and claimed the USC title.

The season ended with Veal as USC Champion followed by Robbie Farr in second and James McFadden third overall.

Farr’s win in the USC Queensland and runner up in USC overall was indeed a great result for the gritty Sydney veteran.

Max Dumesny’s win in USC NSW was a fitting result for the legendary throttle stomper who has at least committed to the next season and an assessment of what happens after that in terms of his racing future.

VR Managing Director was delighted with the inaugural year of the USC.

“I think it’s exceeded our expectations on many levels,” says Green, “the car counts, the TV exposure, the fan support, the USC merchandise sales and the general excitement surrounding the USC in Victoria, Queensland and here in NSW has been incredible. We’re already working on next season.”

Support racing for the USC final in the form of AMCA Nationals and Legend Cars was tremendous.

Legend Car racing was again dominated by the tremendously talented Reagan Angel who won his 6th consecutive main event in what must surely be a Legend Car record.

Angel led home a young rising star in 16 year old Tyson Williams driving the Trevor Hawkins owned #11 to come from outside the top five to a stirring second place finish.

Former Inex Champion Robbie Rawlings filled out the final position on the podium for third place.

The AMCA National main event saw a delighted Shane Cartwright finally end the winning streak of dominant Newcastle veteran Darrell Kime in second place and an in-form Terry Pankhurst third.

Next Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway (April 23) sees the final of the Speedcar Super Series with an historic A-Main paying $11,000 across the positions.

 

 

Norick Nabs ASCS Southwest Loot at CSP

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (April 16, 2016) – Lance Norick found his way to Canyon Speedway Park victory lane by topping Saturday night’s 25-lap ASCS Southwest Region Sprint Car event atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While Norick topped the ASCS Southwest ranks, Cody Cambensy captured NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Car honors, George Fronsman knocked off another IMCA Stock Car win, Shon Deskins defeated the Micro Sprints and Tony Martin downed the Dwarf Cars.

After starting eighth, Norick took the lead away from wingless ace Stevie Sussex in the opening handful of laps of the ASCS Southwest Region feature event. Norick raced on to the stripe ahead of Colby Copeland with Ryan Linder, Sussex and perennial series champ Rick Ziehl rounding out the top five.

Cody Cambensy capitalized on the pole starting position in the NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Car feature by racing to victory lane ahead of sixth-starter Matt Lundy with Cody Batten, Johnny Shelton, Jr., and 11th-starter Tanner Grau rounding out the top five.

George Fronsman continued his mastery of the Allscapes IMCA Stock Car vs. SCRA Stock Car ranks by racing from the eighth starting position for his third consecutive win ahead of Cody Center, 12th-starter Lonnie Foss, Michael Wrightsman and Steve Shumaker.

USAC Southwest Sprint car shoe Shon Deskins became the sixth different winner in as many Micro Sprint events at CSP by taking the checkered flag ahead of Ray Herrera and Paul Martin while Tony Martin snared his first Dwarf Car win of the year at CSP by rallying from 13th for victory honors ahead of 12th-starter Cory Brown and Steven Keith.

Racing action continues at Canyon Speedway Park on Saturday night, April 30, with the Sixth Annual Canyon Clash featuring the USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Cars along with a full slate of Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades presented by Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive, Micro Sprints and Western Mod Lites.

Canyon Speedway Park

April 16, 2016

ASCS Southwest Region Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 91-Casey Buckman, 2. 22b-Jesse Baker, 3. 90-Lance Norick, 4. 01-Kaylene Verville, 5. 4h-James Aragon, 6. 14-Cody Sickles, 7. 0J-Jeremy McCune.

Heat Two: 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 2. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 3. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 4. 12-James Mosher, 5. 75x-T.J. Imperial, 6. 20-Shon Deskins, 7. 7-Danny Mathis.

Heat Three: 1. 18n-Colby Copeland, 2. 9-Ryan Linder, 3. 74-Colton Hardy, 4. 17k-Kyle Danielson, 5. 19-Wes Wofford, 6. 29s-Darrell Sickles.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 90-Lance Norick, 2. 18n-Colby Copeland, 3. 9-Ryan Linder, 4. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 5. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 6. 19-Wes Wofford, 7. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 8. 74-Colton Hardy, 9. 22b-Jesse Baker, 10. 12-James Mosher, 11. 20-Shon Deskins, 12. 01-Kaylene Verville, 13. 4h-James Aragon, 14. 91-Casey Buckman, 15. 0J-Jeremy McCune, 16. 17k-Kyle Danielson, 17. 7-Danny Mathis, 18. 14-Cody Sickles, 19. 29s-Darrell Sickles, 20. 75x-T.J. Imperial.

NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 2. 71b-Cody Batten, 3. 2-Joshua Shipley, 4. 99-Kyle Shipley, 5. 63-Don Kessler, 6. 34-Tanner Grau, 7. 53-Tom Lee, 8. 7k-Robert King, 9. 40-Vince Perez.

Heat Two: 1. 51-Cody Cambensy, 2. 98-Matt Lundy, 3. 5-Mike Visser, 4. 22-Dustin Cormany, 5. 25-Rick Shuman, 6. 42-Katherine Aragon, 7. 17-Joe Scheopner, 8. 15-Steve Wagner, 9. 65-John Romero.

“A” Feature: 1. 51-Cody Cambensy, 2. 98-Matt Lundy, 3. 71b-Cody Batten, 4. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 5. 34-Tanner Grau, 6. 7k-Robert King, 7. 5-Mike Visser, 8. 63-Don Kessler, 9. 53-Tom Lee, 10. 42-Katherine Aragon, 11. 35-Steve Wagner, 12. 17-Joe Scheopner, 13. 25-Rick Shuman, 14. 2-Joshua Shipley, 15. 65-John Romero, 16. 45k-Lace Salo, 17. 22-Dustin Cormany, 18. 99-Kyle Shipley, 19. 40-Vince Perez.

Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars:

Heat One: 1. 7-Steve Bitting, 2. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 3. 28x-Donnie Yates, 4. 21jr-Scott Gunn, Jr., 5. 18-Terry Skorick, 6. 505-Brittany Manson, 7. 31w-Kyle Williams, 8. 00k-Bill Drake, 9. 8w-Kenny Wyman, Jr.

Heat Two: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 75-Jason Suchta, 3. 501-Ted Armstrong, 4. $-Cody Center, 5. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 6. 00-Lonnie Foss, 7. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 8. 91-Chris Boulware.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. $-Cody Center, 3. 00-Lonnie Foss, 4. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 5. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 6. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 7. 75-Jason Suchta, 8. 00k-Bill Drake, 9. 21jr-Scott Gunn, Jr., 10. 18-Terry Skorick, 11. 91-Chris Boulware, 12. 501-Ted Armstrong, 13. 505-Brittany Manson, 14. 7-Steve Bitting, 15. 8w-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 16. 28x-Donnie Yates, 17. 31w-Kyle Williams.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 88-Tyler Merrill, 2. 50-Ray Herrera, 3. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 4. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 5. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 6. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 7. 91T-James La Rose.

Heat Two: 1. 29az-Paul Martin, 2. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 11m-A.J. Miller, 5. 52-Cameron La Rose, 6. 7-Kevin Keefer, 7. 99x-Jake Branum.

Heat Three: 1. 21-Brandon Sutton, 2. 81-Tyler Dean, 3. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 4. 04J-Dale Eliason, Jr., 5. 16-Pat Wing, 6. 28-Mark Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 20-Shon Deskins, 2. 50-Ray Herrera, 3. 29az-Paul Martin, 4. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 5. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 6. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 7. 04j-Dale Eliason, Jr., 8. 21-Brandon Sutton, 9. 11m-A.J. Miller, 10. 28-Mark Morin, 11. 88-Tyler Merrill, 12. 7-Kevin Keefer, 13. 52-Cameron La Rose, 14. 99x-Jake Branum, 15. 16-Pat Wing, 16. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 17. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 18. 91t-James La Rose, 19. 81-Tyler Dean, 20. 11k-Tyler Congleton.

Dwarf Cars:

Heat One: 1. 24-Steven Keith, 2. 12-Pat Hennessey, 3. 05-Brian Stehr, 4. 88-Ed Schule, 5. 7-Eric Muse, 6. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 7. 91-Chris Vernon, 8. 66-Frank Rhodes, 9. 11-Heather Hennessey.

Heat Two: 1. 46-Kevin Davis, 2. 71-David Cooke, 3. 08-Chris Trimino, 4. 23-Jesse Kuntz, 5. 41-Tony Martin, 6. 20-Levi Rudy, 7. 84-Brian Storment, 8. 55-John Levitt, 9. 87-Robert Atencino.

Heat Three: 1. 27-Rusty Degroat, 2. 47-Steve Kapaun, 3. 15-Jimmy Schroder, 4. 29-Cory Brown, 5. 96-Tyler Inscore, 6. 37v-Robert Sanders, 7. 64-Sunny Degroat, 8. 10-Helen Hennessey, 9. 2n-Cale Rudy.

“B” Feature: 1. 41-Tony Martin, 2. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 3. 66-Frank Rhodes, 4. 11-Heather Hennessey, 5. 96-Tyler Inscore, 6. 20-Levi Rudy, 7. 55-John Levitt, 8. 84-Brian Storment, 9. 10-Helen Hennessey, 10. 64-Sunny Degroat, 11. 91-Chris Vernon, 12. 87-Robert Atencino, 13. 7-Eric Muse, 14. 37v-Robert Sanders.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-Tony Martin, 2. 29-Cory Brown, 3. 24-Steven Keith, 4. 66-Frank Rhodes, 5. 20-Levi Rudy, 6. 87-Robert Atencino, 7. 12-Pat Hennessey, 8. 08-Chris Trimino, 9. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 10. 10-Helen Hennessey, 11. 84-Brian Storment, 12. 64-Sunny Degroat, 13. 91-Chris Vernon, 14. 27-Rusty Degroat, 15. 47-Steve Kapaun, 16. 15-Jimmy Schroder, 17. 71-David Cooke, 18. 23-Jesse Kuntz, 19. 88-Ed Schule, 20. 46-Kevin Davis, 21. 05-Brian Stehr, 22. 11-Heather Hennessey, 23. 96-Tyler Inscore, 24. 55-John Levitt.

 

 

Brandon Matus Wins 410 Sprint Opener at Mercer Raceway Park;
Holden, Priest, Wheeler, Pfeuffer and Hanlon also Score

(Mercer, PA April 16, 2016): "Let's Go Racing!" was heard loud and clear at Mercer Raceway Park. Heeding the call was Brandon "the Wheelman" Matus, who captured the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Car feature. He earned $3,000 courtesy of Bonnell's Rod Shop. Also taking wins were Jimmy Holden (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Andy Priest (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Leigh Wheeler (Precise Racing Products Open Stocks), Shane Pfeuffer (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), Todd Hanlon (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks).

The night marked the debut of the speedway's unique, new two-tiered format, with racing starting at 5:30 for certain classes, and the remainder scheduled to go off at the usual 7 p.m. starting time. "We have a few bugs to work out," said track owner Bill Altman, "but we met our desired objective of completing the program by 10 p.m." And, "the track was in great shape all night long," he said proudly. Indeed, there was even a brief intermission before the final two action-packed features.

For Brandon Matus, it was a rare early-season triumph. He usually heats up some time after the Mid-season Championships. "This was my first opening night win anywhere." However, Matus had a bit of a scare during the feature when he thought that he had broken a shock. "The car was terrible, I tried using the whole track." Although Matus thought he was in trouble, it was really the rest of the field that suffered.

Matus jumped out to the early lead, with Dan Kuriger in second. Jack Sodeman, Jr. had the retro look on his Sprint Car in tribute to his father, but there was no doubt that it had all of the latest technology. While those three racers maintained their positions throughout the contest, other spots in the top ten were changing hands early and often.

Despite a couple of interruptions, Matus raced to the win, with Kuriger and Sodeman in tow. Scott Priester climbed into fourth and Michael Bauer followed him to fifth. Dan Shetler nipped Carl Bowser and A.J. Flick. Andy Feil and Alex Paden were ninth and tenth.

The evening's fastest qualifier was Eric Williams, with a lap of 13.822. Brandon Matus captured the heat for the six fastest qualifiers. Other heat winners were Bauer and Bowser. There was no B Main.

Jimmy Holden, the defending champion of the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, was a bit apprehensive at the start of the night. "The heat race had me concerned a little, this was a new car, and we did not know what it would do." Fans may remember that he passed up the Chiller Thriller a few weeks ago, and the the new format does not allow for hot laps on race night. His fears went for naught, as the veteran team made all of the right adjustments for the feature.

Holden jumped out front and led the entire twenty laps to gain the win. Lonny Riggs gave chase early, but he faded near the midway mark. Over the final stages of the race, Kyle Fink narrowed the gap, and was just a car length or two behind Holden at the checkers. "He's a good racer," Holden said, "and, I figured that he would be reeling me in at the end." Still, Holden had enough of an advantage that Fink was not a serious threat this night.

Tommy Kristyak turned in a steady run to take the third position, followed by Riggs and Frank Guidace. Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Rich Whitney and Kevin Green were the remaining runners. Green was heartbroken after the feature. He had just made a couple of strong moves to take fourth when his new engine broke. "I think it was the crankshaft," he said dejectedly.

The solo heat win went to Fink. There was no B Main.

Andy Priest romped to victory in the first race of the season for the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. He climbed from last to first in a mere 8 laps. Taking second was C.J. Jones, ahead of George Hobaugh. Vincent Daugherty had a career-best fourth, after leading in the early going. Taking fifth was Ralph Engel, Jr. Positions six through ten were occupied by Darin Gallagher, Gregg McCandless, making his first start in eight years, Mike Marano, II, Eric L. Williams, and Dakota Schweikart. The pair of preliminaries were scored by Daugherty and Bova. There was no B Main.

Leigh Wheeler passed early leader Shawn Smith on lap six and maintained control of the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks the rest of the way. Defending track champion Ryan Moyer came on for second. William Hurrelbrink held off Pat Fielding for third. Shawn Smith was fifth. Garrett Calvert, Tyler Dietz, Dave McMannus, Terry Wheeler, and David Baker had top ten runs. The heats went to Leigh Wheeler and Hurrelbrink. There was no B Main.

The Mini Stock feature was the first of the afternoon, and it was presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Todd Hanlon was back in his familiar car, the number 7H, but he picked up where he left off in the Chiller Thriller. Hanlon cruised to victory, leading all twelve laps. Isaac Paden was second, with Tyler Fulton in third. Jacob Rice, and Shane Shook completed the top five. Sixth went to Rick Ferry, Karlee Longwell, William Haylett, Pat Hanlon, and Summer Pitts rounded out the top ten. Heats went to Todd Hanlon and Paden. There was no B Main.

In the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, former champion Shane Pfeuffer captured the win. He benefited from the misfortune of Mark Marcucci, who dropped out while holding a commanding lead. Levi Spinnewebber took second, with Doug Jones, Shane Webb, and Jacob Bova next to finish. Glenn Teeter, Kurt Eckstrom, Jason Johnston, Vivian Jones, and Dusty Frantz were in the top ten. The heat winners were Pfeuffer and Marcucci were victorious in the preliminaries. There was no B Main.

Next week will be another Saturday Night Live! event. All seven divisions will be in action, with the Elder Tractor Sales and Service Junior Sprints taking the first green flag of the night at 5:30 p.m. Joining them will be the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks and the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Then, at 7 p.m., the four star thunder will take over, featuring the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints, the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, and Precise Racing Products Open Stocks. April 30 will be another Saturday Night Live! event, but all members in good standing of the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club will be admitted free in the grandstands courtesy of Elder Tractor Sales and Service.

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

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Mercer Hardware, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, Pizza Joe's, Sharon Auto Wrecking, Inc., AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Ritenour Equipment Co., Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

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

4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars: Brandon Matus, Dan Kuriger, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Scott Priester, Michael Bauer, Dan Shetler, Carl Bowser, A.J. Flick, Andy Feil, Alex Paden, Brent Matus, Bill Jones, Jr., Davey Jones, John Garvin, Jr., Eric Williams, Darren Pifer.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Kyle Fink, Tommy Kristyak, Lonnie Riggs, Frank Guidace, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Rich Whitney, Kevin Green.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Andy Priest, C.J. Jones, George Hobaugh, Vincent Daugherty, Ralph Engel, Jr., Darin Gallagher, Gregg McCandless, Mike Marano, II, Eric L. Williams, Dakota Schweikart, Rod Jones, Eric Persch, Devin Litwiler, Cody Bova (DNS), Gary Kriess (DNS), Mike Miller (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Open Stocks: Leigh Wheeler, Ryan Moyer, William Hurrelbrink, Pat Fielding, Shawn Smith, Garrett Calvert, Tyler Dietz, Dave McMannus, Terry Wheeler, David Baker, Richard Chess, Jake Cunliffe, Gary Fisher, Curt Bish.

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Todd Hanlon, Isaac Paden, Tyler Fulton, Jacob Rice, Shane Shook, Rick Ferry, Karlee Longwell, William Haylett, Pat Hanlon, Summer Pitts, Josh Rathbun, Ed Haylett (DNS), Donny Adkins (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Shane Pfeuffer, Levi Spinnewebber, Doug Jones, Shane Webb, Jacob Bova, Glenn Teeter, Kurt Eckstrom, Jason Johnston, Vivian Jones, Dusty Frantz, Mark Marcucci, Keith Smith, Bill Stivason, Cody Cooper, Josh Christopher (DNS).

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #2 Saturday April 16th 2016
IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic
Natural Bridge Speedway, Va.
Home Town Boy Does Good
Anthony Linkenhoker was always at Natural Bridge Speedway growing up living only ten miles from the track but this time he was standing on the front stretch as a winner. Heats started the night with Anthony Linkenhoker and Jerald Harris taking those. The feature was paced by Linkenhoker and Tony Harris with Linkenhoker out first and Tony and Jerald Harris all in a row. Linkenhoker was smooth out front running mid track with Tony high and Jerald low. On lap ten Jerald went low and in to second with Tom Humphries getting to third two laps later. The top three were still in a train until Humphries started to fade allowing Brian Lawson to close in. As the checkered flag was waving Anthony Linkenhoker stayed on line as Jerald tried one last time but could only get to the rear of the car as they crossed the stripe just as Lawson passed for third. At the line it was Anthony Linkenhoker, Jerald Harris, Brian Lawson, Tom Humphries, Tony Harris, Bill Rice, Troy Severin, Glenn Worrell, Daren Bolac and Josh Perreault. On next Saturday night April 23rd the dirt season continues at Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, Va.

Thank you for your support Jim Haines
Virginia Sprint Series
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

 

King Bros. sweep Opening Night again
Jared Zimbardi returns beat Bowser and Flick
Corey McPherson rolls past Egley and Wearing for 25th win

Sarver, PA (April 15, 2016) Mother nature was a race fan for the Opening Night of Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas Friday night under a clear sky and comfortable temperatures. And when the dust settled, Bradford, PA’s Jared Zimbardi found himself in Dlubak Powder Coating Victory Lane with a convincing performance in a caution free Peoples Sprint feature while Russ King wasted no time in putting the Precise Late Model field to bed for his 10th career victory at Lernerville. Keeping it in the family, Rex King Jr. managed to hold off a hard charging Erick Rudolph to collect the Diehl Modified feature and Corey McPherson picked up right where he left off in 2015 earning the Pic-A-Part Sportsman honors following an exciting battle with Bob Egley and Brandon Wearing for the greater part of 20 laps.

Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Cars

Having a great starting position may be a great thing, but it's only as good as a driver can keep a hungry pack behind him. Jared Zimbardi did that and more en route to the opening night win on Friday night. Zimbardi drew the outside pole and headed for the high side on the opening lap putting pole sitter Brent Matus behind him with relative ease. Zimbardi then stretched out to a three second lead in the early laps while behind him Carl Bowser and AJ Flick were set to do battle for the second spot once they made their way around Matus in the early going.

Zimbardi encountered lapped traffic on lap six and he was flawless as he maneuvered in all three grooves to keep Bowser and Flick at bay. Behind them, Jack Sodeman Jr. was making a move towards the front from his 14th starting position. He climbed to a sixth place finish in the end and was the only driver making any dramatic forward charge throughout the 25 lap feature as Zimbardi kept putting one piece of lapped traffic behind him after another.

As the laps wound down, Carl Bowser looked to be headed home with a second place finish with a decent amount of distance between himself and Flick running third. The 2015 track champion then desperately tried to make up ground as he made for the bottom and began to erase the gap. By the time the white flag was displayed, Flick was in position to take the second spot on the podium and did so coming out of the last set of turns beating Bowser to the flag stand in a thrilling drag race to the checkers. But the night belonged to Zimbardi who simply would not be caught and made it look easy in the win.

"We won down here a while ago, back in 2014, and we struggled in the 410's last year so we ran mostly 360 stuff and we changed chassis this year," Zimbardi said following his second career Lernerville victory. "I could go anywhere with the car and I watched a lot of youtube videos of Dale Blaney and watch the success he's had over the years here and I try to mimic that."

Top 10:
1. Jared Zimbardi
2. AJ Flick
3. Carl Bowser
4. Brent Matus
5. John Garvin Jr.
6. Jack Sodeman Jr.
7. Dan Kuriger
8. Brandon Matus
9. Scott Priester
10. Davey Jones

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models

It's a different year, with the same driver and same result as for the third year in a row, Russ King put his car in Dlubak Powder Coating Victory Lane on Opening Night. But on this night, King had to hold off a different opponent as Michael Lake made his presence known both in his heat and in the main event. Lake and Kenny Schaltenbrand brought the field to the green flag and early on it was Lake who seemed destined for victory. The action came to a halt when perennial favorite Jared Miley went over the top of the turn three banking on lap two.

On the ensuing restart, Michael Norris grabbed the lead briefly after splitting cars of Schaltenbrand and Lake coming out of turn two, but Lake would take it back in the next set of turns and would lead the early laps while behind him, King was on the move from his seventh starting spot. He made his way around Schaltenbrand on lap three and went to work in the low groove of the race track where he would pass Norris for second on lap six and then Lake on lap seven to take the top spot going into the middle portion of the race.

King would enter lapped traffic on lap 10 and went to the top side to weave his way though while keeping Lake at bay until the caution flag was unfurled two laps later for Clayton Kennedy who was stopped at the bottom of turn three.

Meanwhile, the man on the move was one Dave Hess Jr. who had charged from his 20th starting spot to ninth in the first 11 laps of action. The race resumed on lap 12, and with the field re-racked, King resumed his torrid pace, easing his car through the turns with a feather touch while behind him, all eyes were watching the battle between Lake, Norris and Mike Pegher Jr. which would feature a door handle to door handle battle between Lake and Norris for the final ten laps. Lake held on to take the second spot after King had crossed the finish line with a convincing win.

Top 10:
1. Russ King
2. Michael Lake
3. Michael Norris
4. Dave Hess Jr.
5. Mike Pegher Jr.
6. Alex Ferree
7. Matt Lux
8. Kenny Schaltenbrand
9. Charles Powell Jr.
10. Doug Glessner

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds

Rex King Jr. has made a statement two races into the 2016 campaign with two wins against formidable competition. That statement probably reads something along the lines of a declaration that he has resumed the level of his capability that saw him win two track championships and a BRP Modified Tour championship in 2014. King started up front and never looked back on Friday night as for the second race in a row, he kept Ransomville, New York native Erick Rudolph bay to go two for two on the young season; having won previously at Mercer Raceway Park.

Ironically enough, both drivers would comprise the front row in the main event as King took the early lead. And it was a battle of different grooves early on as King took up a residence on the top side of the speedway while Rudolph worked the bottom in the early laps. Behind them Kevin Bolland, Jeremiah Shingledecker and Mat Williamson made up the remaining top five positions. However, there were no intense battles in the early going as the top five seemingly stretched out over half of the surface while King kept the ship running steady at the front.

The leader found his first steady dose of lapped traffic on lap 12 and made his way through with precision as Rudolph looked for anything he could find to close the gap between himself and King. Rudolph was able to gain some ground at different points over the final ten laps, but it almost seemed as if King was toying with him, stretching back out to a comfortable margin when he dispatched the lapped cars.

On lap 18, Rudolph clipped a yuke tire in turn four but was able to keep moving forward and made one last gasp at the lap 22 mark which would fall short. The eyes then turned to a battle between an oncoming Shingledecker who let it all hang out in the final lap in an attempt to get past Bolland for the third spot. Bolland was able to barely edge his car over the line ahead of Shingledecker's to take the final podium spot.

Top 10:
1. Rex King Jr.
2. Erick Rudolph
3. Kevin Bolland
4. Jeremiah Shingledecker
5. Mat Williamson
6. Randy Chrysler
7. Garrett Krummert
8. Brian Swartzlander
9. Eric Gabany
10. Dave Murdick

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Crate Sportsman

To say the Pic-A-Part Crate Sportsman feature was a bit caution marred would be an understatement on this night. To say that it didn't have its thrilling four wide battles for positions would be false. But no matter how anyone in attendance might have observed Friday night's Sportsman feature, they were left entertained by a field of cars that normally put on one of the best shows of the evening.

Corey McPherson has been the reason some fans have had more fun watching a battle for second place in recent seasons. But on this night, the Three-Time and Defending Track Champion had his hands full and then some as Bob Egley threw everything but the kitchen sink at McPherson to keep him at bay.

Paul Schreckengost and Aaron Easler lead the field to the green flag but it was Egley who jumped out to the early lead while Brandon Wearing and McPherson made it a three way battle for the lead. Egley went to work on the top shelf normally occupied by McPherson while Wearing made the most of what was left of the low side.

By the midpoint of the race, Egley was playing defense as best he could in an attempt to hold off McPherson and Wearing. But following a lap 10 restart, McPherson found his way to the outside of Egley and never looked back despite more cautions and restarts.

The Opening Night win was the 25th of Corey McPherson’s career and was all captured by an LA Film Crew that has been profiling McPherson (and a handful of other drivers) this week with the intent to develop a pilot for a reality show that will be pitched to networks for consideration to become a weekly series.

Top 10:
1. Corey McPherson
2. Bob Egley
3. Brandon Wearing
4. Joey Zambotti
5. Tyler Dietz
6. Paul Schreckengost
7. Brett McDonald
8. Terry Young
9. Aaron Easler
10. Stan Riggle

 

 

Macedo gets thrilling last lap pass for Fremont win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Before Saturday Carson Macedo had never seen Fremont Speedway. The 19-year-old sprint car driver from Lemoore, California wasn’t intimated by the “The Track That Action Built” and the reputation for being difficult to figure out and having some of the toughest competition in the country. He battled with six time track champion Byron Reed and lapped traffic before executing a last lap pass to score the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint win to open the track’s 65th season.

Macedo’s win on Gressman Powersports/Level Performance Night also opened the eighth year for the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service.

A huge crowd roared their approval as Macedo executed victory “donuts” before stopping in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“I was really afraid I was going to let one get away there. Mike and Steven Linder, Craig and Les Mintz….everyone gave me an awesome race car. I knew I had the car to win. If I didn’t win I was going to be pretty upset. This car was a dream to drive. I’ll never forget that one…that was a lot of fun,” said Macedo beside his Mintz Motorsports, Real Geese Decoys, Eagle Ignition Products, Real Archery Targets, KS Sales and Service, Ti22, Shetzer Insurance, Story Equipment, S&S Builders, Linder’s Speed Equipment backed #09x.

“Everything’s new for me lately. I moved from California to Indy and I live with Pete Willoughby and drive for Keith Kunz in the midget. This is kind of a fill in thing for me with the Craig and Les ….man I want to run it a lot more. I love these winged cars,” added Macedo.

Wayne, Ohio’s John Brooks had pretty much decided to quit racing due to the cost. But when Fremont Speedway started a crate late model division last year he decided to give the sport another shot. And it paid off as he drove to his first win in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models to go with two victories he has at the track in modified racing.

“Those modifieds got too expensive and when you guys started this crate class we figured hell we’d give it a shot. My wife’s right there but I think we have about $12,000 in this and we start out with a win,” said Brooks beside his Snack Time Vending, Foster Auto Repair backed #00.

Fremont’s Jamie Miller chose to honor his late uncle George over the off season. The team painted the purple and white and changed the number to 66 – the same color and number the Fremont Speedway Hall of Famer carried during his career. The change worked as Jamie took the lead on lap 14 and drove to his 12th career Fremont win in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprints.

“I think Uncle George was with me tonight. I loved every bit of this track tonight. I kind of slid Paul (Weaver) a little dirty there but I just wanted to get going in case someone was coming behind me,” said Miller beside his Fostoria Mod Shop, Crown Battery, Pioneer Quik Lube, Western Lake Erie Insulation, Advanced Industrial Supply, Jamie Miller Trucking, Dick’s Auto Supply, Handy Grafix backed machine.

While his night in the 410 sprint didn’t go as planned, Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti made the most of his race behind the wheel of a dirt truck. The former Fremont track champion dominated the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature, leading all but the first lap to score his 26th career Fremont win to sit tied for 17th on the all-time win list.

“I’m trying to get some laps back in a 410 so we got this thing back out to try and keep some confidence up. I have to thank Jeff Babcock, Craig Miller Trucking, Dave Story, Les Mintz with Real Geese, Kevin Shammo at KS Sales…without them it wouldn’t be possible,” said Valenti.

At the start of the 410 sprint feature, Duane Zablocki and Reed brought the field to green with Reed gaining the edge. Third starting Craig Mintz would move into second on lap four with sixth starting Macedo taking third two laps later.

Reed would race into lapped traffic by lap 7 with Mintz and Macedo closing while Zablocki battled with Stuart Brubaker and 12th starting rookie Trey Jacobs. The first caution would fly for Chris Andrews on lap 11 with the running order Reed, Mintz, Macedo, Zablocki, Brubaker and Jacobs.

On the ensuing restart Macedo would drive under Mintz into second with Jacobs blasting into fourth, bringing Broc Martin into fifth. Adam Kekich would slow to a stop on lap 13 for the final caution of the race.

This time on the restart Reed had his hands full with Macedo while Mintz, Martin, Jacobs, Brubaker and 14th starting Jody Keegan in pursuit. As the leaders prepared to race into lapped traffic by lap 19, Macedo was all over Reed’s back bumper.

As the pair sliced and diced through traffic, Reed would catch a rut in turn three which allowed Macedo to drive into the lead. Reed would fight back as the pair raced side by side over the next three laps. Reed would regain the lead with five laps left with Macedo and now Martin within striking distance.

After taking the white flag, Reed took the high line in turns one and two and Macedo saw his opportunity. The youngster dove low and rocketed off the bottom of turn two to take the lead and held off Reed for the win. Martin would come home third followed by Mintz and Keegan.

Weaver and Seth Schneider brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature with Weaver taking the lead over Schneider, Miller, Kyle Capodice and Dustin Dinan. After two laps were scored Thomas Schinderle would spin to bring out the yellow flag.

After the green fell on the restart Weaver pulled away as Schneider and Miller battled. But, George Englert would flip on lap four to bring the action to halt. The Pennsylvania driver was okay.

When the green reappeared it would stay that way until the end of the race. Weaver would lead on the restart with Miller taking second over Schneider, Capodice, Steve Rando, Nate Dussel (up from 14th) and Dinan. Rando would drive into third by lap seven as the leaders raced into lapped traffic.

On lap 14 Miller would drive the high line around Weaver for the lead as Rando would dive low for the runner-up spot. Weaver would regain second on lap 16, but Miller had checked out.

Miller would hold a commanding advantage the rest of the way for the win with Weaver, Rando, Dussel and Bobby Clark rounding out the top five.

After a couple of spins at the start by various drivers, Miller and Dustin Keegan would bring the field to green for the 15-lap late model feature with Miller taking the point over Keegan, Brooks, Brandon Perkins and Tim Sabo. Brooks would take second on lap two with Perkins moving into third a lap later.

The caution would fly for debris on lap five with Miller leading Brooks, Perkins, Tim Sabo and Keegan. On the ensuing restart Brooks drove under Miller for the lead. Only a caution with seven laps to go would slow Brooks.

Brooks would drive to the victory over Miller, Tim Sabo, Keegan and Steve Sabo.

The 20-lap dirt truck feature would find Valenti and Brad Stuckey on the front row. After a Josh Kiser spin on the initial start, Stuckey would edge Valenti to the line to lead the first lap with Keith Sorg, Jeff Ward and Cory McCaughey in pursuit.

Valenti would utilize the high side to take the lead on the second lap as Sorg moved into second. Following a caution for Brian Sorg on lap three, Valenti would pull away from Keith Sorg who had his hands full with Ward and McCaughey. Ward would move into the runner-up spot on lap 10 just as the caution flew for McCaughey.

When the green flew again, so did Valenti, pulling away as Ward, Stuckey, Dustin Keegan and Jim Holcomb gave chase. Keegan would move into third by lap 14 as Valenti continued to lead Ward. Nothing would slow Valenti’s march to the checkered over Ward and Keegan.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, April 23 on Adkins Fence and Sanitation Night. There will be free camping available for the fans in the North Street Campground and the Make It Fit Foundation’s Autism Awareness Campaign will be a part of the night’s events. It will also be a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service point night for the 410 sprints with the 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models also in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or like Fremont Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway and on Twitter @FremontSpeedway.

For more information on the FAST Championship Series go to www.fastondirt.com

Fremont Speedway

Gressman Powersports/Level Performance Night

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Fricker’s Qualifying

1.19-Paige Polyak, 12.642; 2.73-Chris Andrews, 12.693; 3.09X-Carson Macedo, 12.758; 4.83-Broc Martin, 12.767; 5.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.781; 6.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.823; 7.09-Craig Mintz, 12.864; 8.5-Byron Reed, 12.969; 9.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.999; 10.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.017; 11.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.023; 12.6-Bill Rose, 13.060; 13.45L-Brian Lay, 13.073; 14.60-Jody Keegan, 13.115; 15.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.124; 16.2+-Brian Smith, 13.132; 17.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.216; 18.23-DJ Foos, 13.239; 19.7V-Shawn Valenti, 13.246; 20.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.310; 21.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.580; 22.19G-George Prosser, 14.327; 23.7-Joe Swanson, 15.450; 24.51-Roger Campbell, 26.988; 25.38-Matt Westfall, 99.990;

Kistler Engines Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[1] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 4. 83-Broc Martin[5] ; 5. 19-Paige Polyak[6] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 7. 7V-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 8. 19G-George Prosser[8]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 7. 33K-Kyle Patrick[7] ; 8. 7-Joe Swanson[8]

Hoosier Tires Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 9-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 3. 09X-Carson Macedo[6] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 5. 6-Bill Rose[3] ; 6. 38-Matt Westfall[9] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[5] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 9. 8J-Jess Stiger[7]

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

1. 5K-Adam Kekich[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 3. 7V-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 6. 38-Matt Westfall[10] ; 7. 33K-Kyle Patrick[5] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[9] ; 9. 19G-George Prosser[7] ; 10. 7-Joe Swanson[8]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 09X-Carson Macedo[6] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 83-Broc Martin[5] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[14] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[12] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[17] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[16] ; 9. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 10. 45L-Brian Lay[10] ; 11. 19-Paige Polyak[8] ; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 13. 6-Bill Rose[9] ; 14. 5K-Adam Kekich[11] ; 15. 23-DJ Foos[18] ; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13] ; 17. 8J-Jess Stiger[20] ; 18. 7V-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 19. 9-Jordan Ryan[15] ; 20. 73-Chris Andrews[7]

Hard Charger: Caleb Griffith +10

305 Sprints - Burmeister Trophy

Kistler Engines Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 3. 1X-Dustin Dinan[7] ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 5. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 6. 45-Trevor baker[8] ; 7. 27-Cody Gallogly[5] ; 8. 48M-Mike Moore[9]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 3. 11X-George Englert[4] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[9] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 8. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 9. 9W-Don Whitney[1]

Hoosier Tires Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 4. 41-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 5. 75-Jerrry Dahms[2] ; 6. 77X-Alex Hill[7] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 8. 15-Gary Benjamin[5]

Computer Man Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 6. 18-Frank Neill[1] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[5] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[8] ; 5. 27-Cody Gallogly[5] ; 6. 48M-Mike Moore[7] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 8. 45-Trevor baker[3] ; 9. 9W-Don Whitney[9] ; 10. 7P-Evan Patynko[10]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 3. 77X-Alex Hill[3] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[8] ; 5. 75-Jerrry Dahms[1] ; 6. 87-Brian Gibbs[6] ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin[7] ; 8. 18-Frank Neill[4]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[14] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[9] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 7. 1X-Dustin Dinan[10] ; 8. 77I-John Ivy[17] ; 9. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 10. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[16] ; 12. 10X-Dustin Stroup[18] ; 13. 11G-Luke Griffith[12] ; 14. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 16. 10-Josh Harrison[13] ; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[20] ; 18. 97-Kyle Peters[19] ; 19. 41-Thomas Schinderle[15] ; 20. 11X-George Englert[11]

Hard Charger: Nate Dussel +10

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Kistler Engines Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 7 to A)

1. 7f-Dana Frey[2] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[4] ; 3. 99-Gene Potridge[1] ; 4. 4x-Brian Sorg[5] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[6] ; 6. 22-Brandon Leighton[3] ; 7. 16-Jim Holcomb[7]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[3] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[4] ; 6. 22J-Josh Kiser[5]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[10] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 4. 5s-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 5. 16-Jim Holcomb[13] ; 6. 22-Brandon Leighton[11] ; 7. 4x-Brian Sorg[7] ; 8. 26-Kyle Lagrou[9] ; 9. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[8] ; 10. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 11. 22J-Josh Kiser[12]

Hard Charger: Jeff Ward +8

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Kistler Engines Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 44-Matt Shipley[1] ; 2. 23-Dustin Sautter[3] ; 3. 00-John Brooks[5] ; 4. 98-Tim Sabo[2] ; 5. 04-Jeff Hites[6] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[4]

Pub 400 Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[5] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 4. 01-Brandon Perkins[4] ; 5. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[3]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 00-John Brooks[5] ; 2. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[7] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 5. 16-Steve Sabo[11] ; 6. 01-Brandon Perkins[8] ; 7. 04-Jeff Hites[9] ; 8. 44-Matt Shipley[3] ; 9. 23-Dustin Sautter[6] ; 10. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[10] ; 11. 101-Chester Fitch[4]

Hard Charger: Steve Sabo +6

 

 

 

McCune Completes Southern Sweep of Must See Racing's Opening Weekend With Win at Hickory

NEWTON, N.C. -- Jimmy McCune completed a sweep of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series' opening weekend on Saturday night, leading all 50 laps at Hickory Motor Speedway to notch his second series win in two races to open the inaugural American Sprint Cup mini-series.

The win did not come without contest, however, as McCune had to hold off the advances of a determined Johnny Bridges and his sideways 360 c.i. dirt sprint car before the reigning MSRSCS champion could park his No. 88 Abe's Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers entry on the frontstretch and accept the winner's trophy.

"First off, I have to say wow," grinned the Toledo, Ohio veteran after his 13th career series victory. "What Bridges can do in that dirt car, going sideways every lap and wheeling it like he does ... unreal. He is an unbelievable race car driver and that was an absolute blast to be racing with him all night long."

McCune had to endure two restarts -- after cautions on laps 28 and 36 -- that closed Bridges right up to his tail tank, but both times was able to get away and resume a comfortable lead over the rest of his challengers.

"I wasn't happy to see those cautions, that's for sure. Especially that last one ... my dad was throwing a fit, so I must have had a little bit of a lead. I don't know where to start, though. What an incredible weekend. This is why we work so hard, and I'm beyond pumped to see how it's paid off the last two days."

The outside lane was the place to be for much of the night, as McCune surged from the second-starting position to take the lead from polesitter Jeff Bloom on the initial start, a position he would never relinquish again. Meanwhile, Bridges came from fourth to second on the opening lap and quickly set his sights on the race leader.

The duo battled through early traffic as cars began to fall one lap down or more. McCune's lead ebbed and flowed around one second for much of the opening run, but it wasn't until the halfway point at lap 25 that Bridges really began to start eating into the deficit. Just as he got to McCune's back bumper to make a move, however, both leaders had to take evasive action to avoid the spinning car of Kris Leming exiting turn four.

McCune nearly made contact with both Leming and the wall, but was able to escape unscathed and held the top spot for a restart with 22 laps to go. Once the green flag dropped, he again established control, but could never get more than five car lengths clear as Bridges stayed with him all the way around the track.

Clipping the grass in turn four with 15 rounds left, it appeared as if Bridges' chances might be over -- but a timely caution on the next lap, when Brad Wyatt spun to a stop off turn two after contact with hometown favorite Greg Smyre, allowed him to close the gap one final time.

However, it wouldn't be enough for Bridges, who could only close to within a couple of car lengths during the final 14 lap run to the checkers. Ultimately, the home state driver faded to 1.873 seconds back at the race's conclusion, but it was still a remarkable showing out of the Ford-powered "small-block" 360 machine.

"I don't know if the cautions helped us or hurt us, to be honest," Bridges admitted. "I think I would have preferred it going green the whole way. I was getting pretty tired at the end, but man, that was fun. I'm unbelievably happy with how this dirt car did against a field like this. I know there were some really fast guys behind us too, so it's great to be up front and I feel like I have a lot to be proud of."

"Jimmy, man, he was fast. I don't know if we really had anything for him. A couple times I got up on him in lapped traffic, and I tried to go down through the grass a few times to try and pass him, but it just wouldn't stick. All in all, though, this was a tremendous weekend and I'm so thankful to Must See Racing for putting on this great series. This is a great place to race and I'm looking forward to more of it in the future."

2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos rallied past defending Hickory winner Jeff Bloom on the final restart to come home third, with Bloom and Brian Gerster rounding out the top five.

Earlier in the day, Gerster set the all-time Hickory Motor Speedway track record with a lap of 12.071 seconds (108.259 mph) in Engine Pro Time Trials, breaking Kevin Swindell's 11-year old mark of 12.112 seconds from June 16, 2005.

Jerry Caryer and Santos each won their respective 10-lap heat races, helping to further cement the main event lineup. After Gerster rolled a four on the Engine Pro Inversion Die, Jeff Bloom garnered the pole starting spot for the second-consecutive night.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro and the six-race American Sprint Cup mini-series continue on Saturday, May 21 with the Brawl at the Bowl from Shady Bowl Speedway in DeGraff, Ohio.

For more information on the series, including news, race results, driver and team interviews and more, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; American Sprint Cup Round Two; Hickory Motor Speedway; April 16, 2016

Jimmy McCune Johnny Bridges Bobby Santos III Jeff Bloom Brian Gerster Grant Galloway Terry Gray Greg Smyre Chris Lamb Brad Wyatt Jerry Caryer Joe Speakman Kris Leming Ike Beasley (DNS)

 

 

East Bay Raceway

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway it was Matt Kurtz winning in the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints with Thomas Pratt winning in the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks, Mavrick Varnadore in the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Robert Kissam in the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers and Mark Steve in the Florida Old Time Modifieds.

In the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints 25-lap feature it was Matt Kutz picking up the win over Hayden Campbell and Anthony D’Alessio.

For the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks 15-lap feature it was Thomas Pratt over Ronnie Heard and Buck Woodhouse for third.

In the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds 15-lap feature it was Mavrick Varnadore picking up his second win of the year over Austin Sanders and Roger Crouse.

The Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers 15-lap feature it was Robert Kissam picking up his first win of the year over Kevin Grant and Thomas Adams.

And in the Florida Old Time Modified's 12-lap feature it was Mark Steve winning over Dan Darnell and Tom McDonald.

Action continues next Saturday April 23rd as the Late Models, Limited Late Models, Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers and the 6th Annual World Street Stock Championship 50-lap make-up race from the Winternationals PLUS a regular Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stock feature PLUS Kids bicycle races at Intermission for kids 12 & under. For information, visit eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223.

EAST BAY RACEWAY Saturday's results

Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints (25-lap feature) 1. 82 Matt Kurtz 2. 5 Hayden Campbell 3. 01 Anthony D’Alessio 4. 55 Kurt Taylor 5. 3k Guy Bos 6. 17c Aileen Collins-Love 7. 07 Clint Reynolds 8. 50 Joe Zeczek 9. 28 Garrett Green 10. 31 Andrew Griffin 11. 3 Dennis Misuraca 12. 83 Mark Ruel,Jr. 13. 12 David Kelley 14. 96 Nicole Voisey 15. 02 Gene Lasker 16. 38 Tony Agin 17. 20 Frank Carlsson 18. 23d Dylan Colding 19. 19 Keith Butler 20. 3t Johnny Alexander 21. 1* Tim George

 

 

Kobs Kicks Off Season With Traditional Sprint Win At CLS
New Richmond, WI
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (4-15-16)

 
Rick Kobs continued his winning ways at the Cedar Lake Speedway when the veteran racer from Deer Park won for the very first time at the legendary track in a non-winged sprint car.  Kobs picked up his third career win in the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series, but his opening night victory to kick off the 2016 racing season on Friday night April 15 meant that the versatile driver has now won in at least seven different divisions throughout his nearly 30 year racing career at Cedar Lake.  Kobs, driving the Dan Olson #81 sprinter, started on the pole in the 25 lap feature but quickly was overtaken by second year driver James Giossi from New Richmond.  Giossi, driving one of two cars owned by his dad Jim, led the first six laps until Kobs got going and took the top spot on lap seven.  The race ran nonstop to the checkers with Kobs driving the bottom line to victory.  Kobs commented on the race in his Rock Auto Victory Lane interview and indicated he was glad to be a part of this exciting division once again in 2016.
 
A decent field of sixteen Traditional sprints were on hand at CLS for the first race.  The night got off to a rough start for the driver who has the second most wins in the Traditional Sprint Car Series since its inception in 2011.  While on the hot lap prior to lining up for the first heat race, Johnny Parsons III hit the turn three wall and flipped over.  JP3 climbed out of his battered car under his own power, but his night ended early.  Heat race wins went to Kobs from sixth to first in the first heat and Giossi in the second heat.  Giossi is a previous winner at CLS having won last July in his first season that helped earn in the 2015 TSCS Rookie of the Year honors.  Passing and finishing points in the heats saw Kobs, Giossi, Chase Viebrock and Mike Mueller in the top four in points.  Kobs drew the #1 pill while Viebrock ended out outside front row.  Giossi and Mueller would start in row two; however, Mueller required a second push to start and was relegated to the tail of the field for the start.
 
Following Kobs to Jeff Stacken's checkered flag was Jake Kouba.  Kouba won the Richert Memorial last September at CLS and looked strong throughout the night.  Kouba got by Giossi on for second on lap 22.  Giossi finished third with three-time and defending series champion Rob Caho, Jr. riding home in fourth ahead of Viebrock.  Thirteen of the fifteen starters finished the race with only two cars a lap down.  Jake Kouba advanced the most positions (4) in the feature.
 
The Traditional sprints are scheduled for twelve more shows at the Cedar Lake Speedway in 2016.  Season opening weekend continues on Saturday night April 16 with another complete Traditional sprint show in addition to the other four weekly divisions at Cedar Lake.  Keep tabs on all of the UMSS Traditional sprint action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com or by liking us on Facebook.
 
UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway April 15, 2016 (Race #1)
 
RockAuto.com A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[6]; 3. 11-James Giossi[3]; 4. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock[2]; 6. 21J-Jori Hughes[9]; 7. 48-Neal Matuska[7]; 8. 22-Jeff Pellersels[11]; 9. N1-Ty Sampair[10]; 10. 95-Kevin Bradwell[12]; 11. 69S-Jon Lewerer[8]; 12. 29-Hunter Custer[14]; 13. 99-Bryan Roach[13]; 14. (DNF) 24-Brian Vanmeveren[6]; 15. (DNF) 87-Mike Mueller[15]; DNS 12-Johnny Parsons III
 
Lap Leaders: Giossi 1-6, Kobs 7-25. No cautions! Note: Mueller scheduled to start 4th but required a second push-start, so he had to tag the tail. Parsons DNS following heat race crash.
 
GRP Motorsports Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[6]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[3]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller[5]; 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer[1]; 5. 21J-Jori Hughes[2]; 6. 22-Jeff Pellersels[4]; 7. 99-Bryan Roach[7]; DNS 12-Johnny Parsons III
 
Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1, Kobs 2-10. No cautions! Note: Parsons hit turn 3 wall on warm-up lap prior to start of heat race and flipped over. Red flag flew. Car done for the night.
 
Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[3]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[1]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[2]; 4. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[5]; 5. 48-Neal Matuska[7]; 6. 95-Kevin Bradwell[4]; 7. N1-Ty Sampair[6]; 8. 29-Hunter Custer[8]
 
Lap Leaders: Caho 1, Giossi 2-10. Cautions: (1) for Sampair spin turn 3 at halfway mark.
 

 

 

Cottrell Conquers Wingless Sprints at Southern Oklahoma Speedway!

Ardmore, Oklahoma – April 15, 2016 - Dereck Cottrell took advantage of Dillion Burks misfortune to claim the Wingless Oklahoma Sprint feature finale Friday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma as they were a part of the tracks special “Fast Friday” event.

Cottrell and McDuffee started on the front row for the twenty lap feature with Cottrell taking the lead as the green flag fell. McDuffee, Mike Scott and Lee Wade gave chase with Cottrell opening a five car length lead before the first caution of the feature fell for a Randy Marcee spin in turn two.

Two attempted restarts were thwarted by cautions, once race action finally resumed on lap three, McDuffee drove around the leader coming out of turn two and down the backstretch and would hold on to take the lead by two car lengths on lap four. Yet, eyes were glued to the #02 of Dillion Burks as he worked the very top of the cushion and would inch between McDuffee and the front stretch wall to take the lead on lap seven.

Burks began approaching slower cars on lap fourteen, where he had opened a sizeable half stretch lead. However, while in the midst of working his way through the field, he would suddenly drop to the infield off of turn four with mechanical gremlins to end his night.

Cottrell who had worked his way past McDuffee a couple laps earlier for the runner-up position, then inherited the lead and would go on to claim the ten car length victory. Sheldon Leesekamp seemed to have the fastest car on the track and proved it in the feature as he started fourteenth and would finish second. McDuffee settled for third while Wade held on to finish a strong fourth. Tenth starting David Baxter would round up the top five.

The two, six lap heat races for the fifteen car field were won by Koby Barksdale and Mike Scott while Cottrell won the five lap “Dash.”

During the dash, Ryan Dean executed a series of flips off turns one and two. He was uninjured and done for the night. Wingless Oklahoma Sprints

Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma

04/16/16

15 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Koby Barksdale, 2) David McDuffee, 3) Duane Baker, 4) Randy Marcee, 5) Steve Smith, 6) David Baxter, 7) Stephen Meadows, DNS) Sheldon Leesekamp

2nd Heat: 1) Mike Scott, 2) Dereck Cottrell, 3) Ryan Dean, 4) Dillion Burks, 5) Lee Wade, 6) Josh Buscher, 7) Brent Stapp

Dash: 1) Dereck Cottrell, 2) David McDuffee, 3) Dillion Burks, 4) Mike Scott, 5) Duane Baker, 6) Ryan Dean

A Feature: 1) Dereck Cottrell, 2) Sheldon Leesekamp, 3) David McDuffee, 4) Lee Wade, 5) David Baxter, 6) Brent Stapp, 7) Josh Buscher, 8) Mike Scott, 9) Dillion Burks, 10) Randy Marcee, 11) Duane Baker, DNS: Steve Smith, Koby Barksdale, Stephen Meadows, Ryan Dean

Lap Leaders: Cottrell 1-3, 15-20; McDuffee 4-6; Burks 7-14

 

 

Miller Tops WAR at Belle-Clair

Belleville, IL(April 15, 2016)-In a race that saw three drivers lead at least eight laps each, Joe B. Miller led the final seven laps to pick up his first career Boss Chassis WAR Series win. Rookie Clinton Boyles paced the field early from his second starting spot as he moved by Tucker Klaasmeyer going into turn one. Boyles set a furious pace on the fifth-mile oval as he was chased early on by Terry Babb. With the leaders in heavy lapped traffic, Boyles would get a little high and into the wall allowing Babb to move by on lap thirteen. The first stoppage of the race would happen with sixteen laps complete as Austin Brown got upside down in turn two ending the Millstadt, IL driver's evening. Babb set the pace on the restart as Miller was on the move. The two drivers gave the fans their money's worth as Miller would move by Babb in one turn to have Babb return the favor in the next turn. Miller would lead lap twenty one with Babb moving back by to lead laps twenty-two and twenty three. Babb's great run would come to and end on lap twenty four as a car spun in front of the leaders in turn four. Miller ran up on the wall to avoid the car and Babb came to a stop on the frontstretch ending his evening. Once the field went green again, Miller was the class of the field as he went on to the win in his #51B. Boyles was a strong second in his first ever WAR start with Zach Daum in the third spot. Shane Cockrum was fourth with Klaasmyer rounding out the top five. TJ Muths was sixth followed by hard charger Warren Johnson coming from nineteenth to seventh. Rounding out the top ten were Kenny Potter, Pete Palazzolo, and Kent Buckley. Heat winners for the nineteen car field were Chris Parkinson, Klaasmyer, and Daum. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will be in action again tonight Saturday April 16th at the St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, MO.

Boss Chassis WAR Series Belle Clair Speedway-Belleville, IL 19 cars

A-Main- 30 laps 1. 51B-Joe B. Miller-Millersville, MO (4); 2. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (2); 3. 75K-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (6); 4. 12-Shane Cockrum, Benton, IL (8); 5. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (1); 6. 65M- TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (10); 7. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (19); 8. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (12); 9. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Ballwin, MO (13); 10. 87-Kent Buckley, Farmington, MO (16); 11. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (9); 12. 45-Tony Lawrence, Cambria, IL (11); 13. 2-Zach Clark, Olathe, KS (18); 14. 90-Patrick Budde, Bartelso, IL (17); 15. 09-Andrew Genkinger, Mount Pleasant, IA (15); 16. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (14); 17. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (5)-DNF; 18. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (3)-DNF; 19. 7-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (7)-DNF

 

 

Blaney Holds off Kemenah for Attica All Star win

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – When a sprint car driver is leading, sometimes it puts him at a disadvantage…not knowing where the best groove is or where to make a pass. For Dale Blaney, it took another driver to show him where the track was taking rubber Friday night at Attica Raceway Park.

Blaney, a six-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, would battle with two time series champ Chad Kemenah while dealing with a rubber-down racing surface and lapped traffic to earn his 128th career All Star win.

Blaney’s 24th career Attica win – 17 of which have been All Star victories – came on the rescheduled HD Supply Spring Nationals Presented by Fisher Performance and Underground Utilities Inc.

“I smelled it (rubber) off of two early as soon as I got a straight away from lapped traffic. I kinda didn’t know really where to run. They were all running through the middle here (turns three and four) and I thought I might be able to clear a few of them up. All of sudden Chad got a run and went by. I picked the pace up in a different spot. I knew I wasn’t very good and I knew I had to get going and he kind of showed me where to run,” said Blaney, pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Tree stands, CH Motorsports #1.

“CH Motorsports….Janet (Holbrook), Aaron (Call), Todd Quiring and everybody at Big Game and Muddy...we have a great situation. George and Skippy and Donny are killer on the car. I just have to drive this thing. Ninety-eight percent of the time it’s really good…20 percent of the time I’m really good so I was 20 percent tonight. Glad we started up front tonight. Track position meant a lot. I love coming to Attica….you fans have treated me great the past 28 years of my life and I appreciate it,” added Blaney.

At one point – from lap 13 through lap 17 – Blaney and Kemenah would trade sliders while battling in lapped traffic. It was frustrating for Kemenah, who sits fourth on Attica’s all-time win list right behind Blaney.

“The track took rubber and then we got behind someone who, in my mind, probably shouldn’t be out there but we just make things up as we go along but we’ll have that. I want to thank all these fans. I’m really proud of my team. Rob Hunter gives us a great race car. I want to thank Scott Bonnell for coming on board this year, JRC Transport…we have a big team effort going on right now and to get off this good of a start is awesome,” said Kemenah.

Lee Jacobs, who ran second during the early stages of the 40-lap feature, would stay within striking distance but would come home third.

“This place and Fremont were both home tracks to me for a long time and laps around here meant a lot tonight. When the track gets slick like that you know where you have to move and when you have to move. About half way through I saw Dale begin to gain speed and he passed Chad on the bottom and got a hint of rubber down there so I moved and then it was hold on to position and don’t miss the bottom,” said Jacobs beside his Simcox Grinding and Steel, Amanda J. Lewis Attorney at Law, Crown investments backed #81.

“I can’t thank Johnny Lewis enough and the two guys helping me Brian Shane and Steve Shane. This is an unbelievable first night with the All Stars. I’m making all the calls on my own so to do this and end up on the front stretch is pretty damn awesome,” added Jacobs.

In the 30-lap Sunoco American Late Model Series feature which had only one caution, Doug Drown would utilize the high line to take the lead from Rusty Schlenk on lap 17 after a very spirited battle, and went on to claim his 14th career Attica win. For the defending track champion, the victory moves him into second on the Attica all-time win list.

“This thing was great any where we went on the track. I have to thank Keith Berner for building a heck of a shock and helping us out on things to do and Dave Hornikel for the help with the Swartz chassis…I really had no clue what we were doing but the car was awesome,” said Drown beside his Hall’s Auto Sales, Wooster Glass, Kar Konnections, Malcuit Racing Engines backed #240.

“I have to thank Leroy Hall for believing in us to do a switch after the year we had,” Drown. “I’ve always struggled in slick so to have a car we can maneuver around and beat Rusty who is one of the best in the business in the slick…hopefully we can keep working and get better.”

Young Kyle Capodice showed the maturity of a season veteran in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint Feature. At the drop of the green, he let pole sitter Jamie Miller pull ahead going into turn one, and then he turned under him to the bottom and took the lead. The Sandusky, Ohio driver was then patient with lapped traffic and made another veteran move on a lapped car with four laps remaining to drive to his first career sprint car win.

“I’m speechless…. I want to thank Franklin Sanitation and Joe Darmofal of Dramofal Racing, Fred Wolfe Auctioneer, Alvin Roepke at Vision Quest, my dad for all the hours he puts in the shop with me, my brother, my girlfriend and most of all the man above,” said Capodice.

For the Arctic Cat All Star feature, Blaney and Jacobs would bring the field to green with Blaney gaining the advantage. Jacobs, opening week winner Caleb Griffith, Byron Reed and Kemenah would stay close. The action would slow on lap 7 for a Broc Martin spin. On the restart Blaney would lead Jacobs and Griffith with Kemenah getting around Reed.

Kemenah had found something on that restart as he immediately then took second on lap 10 and began reeling in Blaney. On lap 15 Kemenah executed a slider for the lead in turns three and four with Blaney returning the favor in one and two and Kemenah moving back into the lead on lap 16. Blaney would drive to the bottom of turns three and four to regain the lead on lap 17 as the leaders entered lapped traffic.

Kemenah stayed close to Blaney with Jacobs, Reed and Griffith in tow while Chris Andrews, Bryan Sebetto, Sheldon Haudenschild and Ryan Smith waged a terrific battle behind the leaders. With 12 laps to go, Blaney muscled his way around a lapped car to put a little distance between himself and Kemenah.

Blaney would stay in the rubber the remainder of the race for the win over Kemenah, Jacobs, Reed, Griffith, Smith, Haudenschild, Sebetto, Travis Philo (up from 18th) and Andrews.

In the ALMS feature, Schlenk and Rocky Owens brought the field to green with Owens gaining the advantage over Schlenk, Drown and Matt Irey, the top four would entertain the big crowd with Schlenk taking the lead on lap three while Owens continued to race to his inside with Drown ready to pounce.

Drown was able to squeeze under Owens for second on lap 14 and then used a lapped car to drive around Schlenk for the lead on lap 17. The only caution would fly for Bob Mayer on lap 19 with Drown leading Schlenk, Owens, Irey and Jeep VanWormer. The car on the move was opening night winner Mike Bores who had worked his way to 7th from his 17th starting position.

Drown was able to pull away the final 11 laps for the win over Schlenk, Owens, VanWormer and Irey.

Jamie Miller and Capodice would lead the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, but C.J. Jones would tangle with Kelsey Ivy sending Ivy against the wall in turn one and Jones upside down. On the ensuing restart Capodice would drive under Miller for the lead as Nate Dussel rocketed into second before the caution flew for Jerry Dahms. On the restart Alex Hill would spin. The race would go green the rest of the way.

Capodice would pull away slightly from Dussel as Ricky Peterson took third on lap three. Paul Weaver would drive around Miller into fourth by lap six. The car on the move was Dustin Dinan who drove into six from his 15th starting spot.

Capodice encountered heavy lapped traffic by the half-way point as Dussel and now Weaver closed. Capodice showed patience beyond his years as he stayed glued to the bottom despite the lapped cars. With four laps to go Dussel was within a car length with Weaver, Peterson, Miller and Dinan closing.

Capodice was finally able to dispatch a lapped car with two laps to go and drove away to his first win over Dussel, who edged out Weaver, Peterson and Miller.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, April 22 on Kear’s Speed Shop/Merrill Lynch Night. It will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service event for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints and a JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro event for the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models will also be on the card.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com, follow the track on Twitter at twitter.com/atticaracewyprk and Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark.

HD Supply Spring Nationals

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

40 cars

Starting position [*]

Attica 04-15-2016

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410 Sprints - UNOH

Qualifying

1.09x-Carson Macedo, 12.198; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 12.315; 3.22-Cole Duncan, 12.329; 4.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.337; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.344; 6.23c-Tyler Courtney, 12.366; 7.40-Caleb Helms, 12.389; 8.94-Ryan Smith, 12.439; 9.8M-TJ Michael, 12.445; 10.5T-Travis Philo, 12.446; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.482; 12.8-Bryan Sebetto, 12.518; 13.23-DJ Foos, 12.526; 14.5-Byron Reed, 12.527; 15.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.540; 16.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.541; 17.45L-Brian Lay, 12.599; 18.73-Chris Andrews, 12.611; 19.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.637; 20.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.641; 21.9-Jordan Ryan, 12.680; 22.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.702; 23.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.707; 24.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.716; 25.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.784; 26.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.836; 27.6-Bill Rose, 12.846; 28.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.853; 29.60K-Jody Keegan, 12.939; 30.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.048; 31.19-Joe Kubiniec, 13.151; 32.38-Matt Westfall, 13.168; 33.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.234; 34.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.237; 35.83M-Broc Martin, 13.394; 36.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.450; 37.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.713; 38.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.996; 39.21-Cap Henry, 13.997; 40.70-Danny Holtgraver, 99.390;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 8-Bryan Sebetto[2] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 4. 73-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 10. 19-Joe Kubiniec[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 60K-Jody Keegan[6] ; 4. 23c-Tyler Courtney[3] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[9] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 7. 09x-Carson Macedo[4] ; 8. 38-Matt Westfall[8] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 10. 21-Cap Henry[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[10] ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[9] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[4]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[10] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 9. 6-Bill Rose[6] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[9]

Dash 1 (8 Laps, finish determines A-main line-up)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[5] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 8. 8-Bryan Sebetto[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 09x-Carson Macedo[1] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[9] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 7. 6-Bill Rose[8] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 10. 70-Danny Holtgraver[19] ; 11. 21-Cap Henry[18] ; 12. 38-Matt Westfall[12] ; 13. 7-Shawn Valenti[16] ; 14. 19-Joe Kubiniec[11] ; 15. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[13] ; 16. 8J-Jess Stiger[17] ; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[15] ; 18. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser[10] ; 20. 22-Cole Duncan[20]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[10] ; 8. 8-Bryan Sebetto[8] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[18] ; 10. 73-Chris Andrews[14] ; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 12. 49-Tim Shaffer[17] ; 13. 23c-Tyler Courtney[15] ; 14. 60K-Jody Keegan[12] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn[20] ; 17. 45L-Brian Lay[9] ; 18. 9x-Rob Chaney[13] ; 19. 23-DJ Foos[16] ; 20. 21-Cap Henry[26] ; 21. 16-Stuart Brubaker[22] ; 22. 09x-Carson Macedo[21] ; 23. 70-Danny Holtgraver[25] ; 24. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[23] ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker[24] ; 26. 83M-Broc Martin[19]

 

 

Jared Zimbardi dominates the Peoples Sprint Feature

Sarver, PA (April 15, 2016) A long, but pleasantly mild winter finally gave way to Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Opening Night 2016 and a huge crowd was on hand to see Jared Zimbardi, Russ King, Rex King Jr. and Corey McPherson claim the first checkered flag of the season in the respective divisions.

Jared Zimbardi started on the outside row of the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprint feature, and despite having AJ Flick and Carl Bowser breathing down his neck on the second row of the original feature lineup, drove away from the 2015 and 2014 Track Champions on a slick, tricky surface. For the second consecutive season, the King Bros. treated mom Sis King with back-to-back feature wins in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models and Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds, respectively.

Finally, with the bright lights of an LA camera crew shooting a pilot for a reality show featuring a handful of drivers, Three-Time and Defending Track Champion Corey McPherson gave them the perfect ending with a hard earned trip to Dlubak Powder Coating Victory Lane. McPherson survived several restarts and ran down Bob Egley who was fending off Brandon Wearing during the first half of the race. McPherson even had to run an extra lap to win the race, after the final caution waved while he thundered down the back straightaway on what should have been the final lap; resulting in a green-white-checkered restart and thus a 21-lap A-Main.

4.15.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (35z) Jared Zimbardi, Bradford 2. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo 3. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver 4. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum 5. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver 6. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH 7. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton 8. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum 9. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg 10. (76) Davey Jones, Baden 11. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsy 12. (46) Michael Bauer, Clarion 13. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City 14. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington 15. (5) Bob McMillan, Apollo 16. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot DNS (40X) Cory Good, Smicksburg DNS (44) Pete Landrum, Jeannette Heat Winners: AJ Flick, Brandon Matus

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (56) Russell King, Bristolville, OH 2. (27) Michael Lake, Uniontown 3. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver 4. (4) Dave Hess Jr., Waterford 5. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr., Wexford 6. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg 7. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin 8. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver 9. (94) Charles Powell Jr., Brookville 10. (17G) Doug Glessner, Boswell 11. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park 12. (8S) Tommy Schirnhofer, Dormont 13. (H1) Jared Miley, Pittsburgh 14. (B1) Brandon Wearing, Callery 15. (4T8) John Flinner, Zelienople 16. (88) Chuck Sarver, West Sunburry 17. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora 18. (33X) Greg Beech, Greece City 19. (09) Bill Kressler, Cranberry Twp. 20. (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport

21. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars Heat Winners: Mike Pegher Jr., Michael Lake

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH 2. (25) Eric Rudolph, Ransomville, NY 3. (777) Kevin Bolland, New Brighton 4. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk 5. (6M) Mat Williamson, St. Catharines, ONT 6. (21K) Randy Chrysler, Tuscarora, NY 7. (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler 8. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg 9. (3E) Eric Gabany, Mercer 10. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian 11. (88P) Shayne Pierce, St. Catharines, ONT 12. (96) Mike Turner, Herman 13. (66F) Kyle Fink, Strattanville 14. (66M) JR McGinley, Frogtown 15. (65) Rex King Sr., Bristolville, OH 16. (23) Jimmy Weller, Liberty, OH 17. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars 18. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver 19. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City Heat Winners: Eric Gabany, Mat Williamson, Jeremiah Shingledecker B-Main Winner: Steve Feder

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Feature: (20 Laps) 1. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum 2. (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning 3. (27) Brandon Wearing, Callery 4. (948) Joe Zambotti, Kittanning 5. (35) Tyler Dietz, Saxonburg 6. (3S) Paul Schreckengost, Creighton 7. (25) Brett McDonald, Saxonburg 8. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler 9. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler 10. (17R) Stan Riggle, Ford City 11. (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights 12. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant 13. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg 14. (31) Noah Brunnell, New Alexandria 15. (10) John Hartman, Cabot 16. (5M) Joe Gombach, Claridge 17. (114) Dave McManus, Elizabeth DNS (29B) Scott Byers, Butler DNS (26) Mike Bordt, Mars Heat Winners: Tyler Dietz, Joey Zambotti

Car Count Total: 84 Peoples TWP Sprints: 18 Precise Late Models: 21 Diehl Modifieds: 25 Pic-A-Part Sportsman: 20

 

 

McCune Scores Season-Opening Must See Racing Sprint Win in South Carolina

WILLIAMSTON, S.C. -- From one Anderson to another, reigning Must See Racing Sprint Car Series (MSRSCS) champion Jimmy McCune kicked off the 2016 season the same way he ended 2015 -- on top of the heap.

McCune charged past outside polesitter Jeff Bloom going down the backstretch on lap 12 of Friday night's season-opening 50-lap feature at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway and never looked back, extending his lead out to as much as 3.5 seconds at times before finally crossing 2.475 seconds ahead of two-time series champion Brian Gerster at the twin checkers.

The dominating performance saw the Toledo, Ohio veteran put all but the top five drivers a lap or more down at the finish, en route to his 12th career series victory.

McCune won three times at the quarter-mile Anderson Speedway in Indiana last year, but relished the opportunity to become the first 410 sprint car driver to taste victory at the similarly-named, three-eighths mile South Carolina speed plant.

"Our car was great tonight," McCune said in Engine Pro Victory Lane. "It handled well in clean air, but it was good working behind (slower) cars too and that's what you want. It started to lose (the handle) a little bit there late in the race, and I had to bide my time making passes and pick the right opportunities, but it all worked out pretty well."

"Jeff was getting real loose up off both ends (of the race track), so I just had to be patient early on until I could get up underneath him. We were really, really strong on the bottom of the race track tonight and I think it showed. This is a great way to kick off our 2016 season -- on top, just like we were last year -- and hopefully we can keep it going into the rest of the weekend and the rest of the season as well."

After a five-car inversion put West Bloomfield, Michigan's Ike Beasley on the Engine Pro Pole Position and relegated fast qualifier Johnny Bridges to fifth, Beasley led a 15-car field to the green flag with National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom to his outside. Bloom took off like a rocketship on the initial start, grabbing the lead and pulling out to a full second's advantage, while McCune was left to scrap for second with Gerster and Beasley early on.

The race's only caution flag would erase Bloom's lead, however, when Joe Speakman slowed to a stop on the backstretch and drew the yellow rag over the speedway with six circuits complete.

McCune restarted on Bloom's tailtank and nearly got by for the lead on the restart, but Bloom slammed the door in turn one and would lead the next five laps before the No. 88 Abe's Auto Parts/B&B Machinery sprinter finally worked clear of the No. 26 Eldora Speedway Special at the 12th round.

Once McCune was clear on the inside of the backstretch, he drove off into another zip code as Gerster worked over Bloom for the runner-up position. The Fishers, Indiana veteran finally got around Bloom at lap 17, but was hard-pressed to catch McCune for the win with traffic between he and the leader.

Ultimately, the all-time series wins leader (14) and quick qualifier (21) was forced to settle for second, unable to get through slower traffic as easily as McCune did through the second half of the main event.

"We just never got going at the start as well as Jimmy did, and then the lap cars just killed our chances," Gerster lamented. "Hats off to those guys -- they beat us heads-up tonight -- but this team will regroup and come back stronger tomorrow at Hickory. We were good, he was just a little bit better this go-round."

Bloom brought home the final podium position in third, with fast timer and Cherryville, North Carolina native Bridges finishing fourth as the highest-placed 360 c.i. sprint car against the Midwestern 410s. Fellow 360 pilot and 15-time national sprint car champion Terry Gray, from Bartlett, Tennessee, rounded out the top five and the lead lap machines.

2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos III finished sixth, a lap off the pace, and Beasley faded to seventh after his pole start.

Earlier in the day, Bridges scored his first-career MSRSCS Engine Pro Fast Time Award, posting a lap of 13.041 seconds (103.520 mph) that was a thousandth of a second (0.001) off of his own track record, set on July 26, 2014. Gray, Beasley and Santos each won their respective 10-lap heat races, that helped to set the field for the main event.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action on Saturday night, April 16 for race two of their 2016 season and round two of the American Sprint Cup at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, North Carolina.

Bloom is the defending winner of the Hickory event, scoring his maiden MSRSCS victory on April 4, 2015 in the series' inaugural race at the 0.363-mile oval that serves as NASCAR's oldest weekly short track.

For more information on Must See Racing, visit the series on the web at www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; American Sprint Cup Round One; Anderson Motor Speedway; April 16, 2016

1. #88 - Jimmy McCune 2. #50- Brian Gerster 3. #26 - Jeff Bloom 4. #07 - Johnny Bridges 5. #10 - Terry Gray 6. #22A - Bobby Santos III 7. #97 - Ike Beasley 8. #81 - Brad Wyatt 9. #12 - Grant Galloway 10. #9L - Chris Lamb 11. #75C - Jerry Caryer 12. #9 - Kris Leming 13. #51 - Jay Dunham 14. #72S - Joe Speakman 15. #59 - Johnny Petrozelle (DNS)

 

 

Hey Race Fans! Here’s your St. Francois County Raceway AUTO PLAZA GROUP Race Recap for Saturday, April 9th, 2016!

The air was cool but the racing was HOT! Several weekend cancelations made for slim pickings if you’re a dirt track fan in the Midwest. Some due to rain, some due to cold temps. Down here in St. Francois County, we throw on our long johns, grab our carharrts, and head to the race track for some fun!

These cancelations of local tracks and traveling series’ resulted in a good field of cars here at The Bullring! Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, OK said that we were the only track racing 410 Sprint Cars within 8 hours of his house, so he loaded up and came to race! Brady wasn’t the only one though. Bryan Clauson, a man who has wheeled just about everything with tires on it, is on his Race for 200 Tour, and he pulled into The Bullring to get one step closer to that 200, and to also check out the new surface in preparation for the upcoming NSL Shows later in the year. ASCS National Tour driver Brad Loyet came down and picked up his 2nd win in as many attempts, holding off a very hard last lap charge from Clauson. More on that in a minute…

In the Super Street division, Travis Goodman (76) got his first Heat Win of the season, edging out last weeks feature winner David Baker(00) who finished 2nd, and Robert Hicks(32) who finished 3rd. Marshall Yount(45) won an exciting battle in Heat 2 over Joe Merritt(71) and Mike Hurst(81H). Baker fired back in the Feature, going to Victory Lane for the 2nd week in a row. He was followed by Merritt, Goodman, Hurst, and Yount.

Track closures in the area brought a few other Modifieds to do battle on the new ¼ mile red clay. In the A-Mod division, last weeks feature winner Greg Swaringim(25S) held off a hard charge to win the first Heat race over Brent Thompson(18) and Billy Smith(14). Tim Nash(7) carried the checkers in Heat 2, beating Matt Dotson(45) and Danny Resinger(15) to the line. Dotson fired back, picking up the dash win and earning himself the #1 Starting Spot for the A-Main. With Billy Smith starting on his outside, and a stacked field behind them, the green flag flew and 20 laps of battle ensued. Smith came out on top and “Parked It” in the winners circle, with Dotson finishing 2nd, Thompson 3rd, Swaringim 4th, and Dave Armstrong(34) finishing 5th.

27 410 Winged Sprint Cars came to do battle for the $2,000 to win! These local guys are always tough, and the “outsiders” know it. Joey Montgomery(12X) picked up the win in Heat Race #1 over Bryan Clauson(17W) and Dustin Adams(3). Tommy Worley(97) picked up the win in Heat 2 over Brad Loyet(o5) and Jimmy Hurley(35). “The Tank” Jimmy Bridgeman won Heat 3 over Kasey Burch(20) and Scottie Gretzmacher(16G). Heat 4 went to Kent Buckley(87), who was followed by Robbie Standridge(22) and Kevin Petty(72). Bridgeman won the Dash over Loyet, Buckley, Worley, Clauson, J. Montgomery, Standridge, and Burch. Brady Bacon(99) found himself in the Semi, after a spin in Heat 1, and fought his way back up to 5th, just missing a transfer position. Not this time around. Bacon picked up the win in the Semi over Joe B Miller(7C), Joey Boyd(67) and Terry Babb(8D). Bacon made a hard charge from the 17th starting position in the A-Main, but wasn’t quite enough. Picking up 10 spots and finishing 7th, he definitely figured out the way around The Bullring. It was Brad Loyet who picked up the Win, holding off a final hard charge from Clauson, who finished 2nd. They were followed by Hurley, Bridgeman, J. Montgomery, Worley, and Bacon.

In the B-Mod division, Dusty Homan(10) picked up the Heat 1 Win over Rudy Slade(21R) and Scott Jarrett(4M). Chuck Goodman(327) picked up the checkers in Heat 2 over Jeremy Welborn(27W) and Jim Hartzell(67). Kodi Savage(13) won Heat 3 over Shane Blair(1) and Kyle Jarrett(10X). Homan parked his #10 car in victory lane, winning the Feature over K. Savage, Blair, Goodman, and Darryll Dickerson(44).

Full results can be found on our website, www. Sfcraceway.com. Check us out on Facebook, and Follow us on all the other socials @SFCRaceway!

Coming up next, the Boss Chassis W.A.R. Series invades The Bullring this week, bringing Non-Wing Sprint Cars to join the the Winged 410’s, A-Mods, B-Mods, and SuperStreets! General Admission is just $12 for Adults, kids 12 & under are FREE! Gates open at 4pm, Racing at 7!! Hope to see y’all at The Fastest Bullring in Missouri, the St. Francois County Raceway!!

Results from 4/9/2016

SUPERSTREET
HEAT1
1. 76- Travis Goodman
2. 00- David Baker
3. 32- Robert Hicks
4. 21w- Brad Callahan
5. 44m- Marty McCulbugh
HEAT2
1. 45- Marshall Yount
2. 71- Joe Merritt
3. 81H- Mike Hurst
4. 44r- Ricky McCullough
FEATURE
1. 00- David Baker
2. 71- Joe Merritt
3. 76- Travis Goodman
4. 81H- Mike Hurst
5. 45- Marhsall Yount
6. 32- Robert Hicks
7. 21w- Brad Callahan
8. 44r- Ricky McCullough
9. 44m- Marty McCulbough
A-MODS
HEAT 1
1. 25s- Greg Swaringim
2. 18- Brent Thompson
3. 14- Billy Smith
4. 34- Dave Armstrong
5. 26- Kasey Nations
6. 69x- Dave Chilton
7. 12m- Ben Gerdes
8. 10- Richie Standrige(NF)
9. 99- Bobby Burrows(NF)
HEAT 2
1. 7- Tim Nash
2. 45- Matt Dotson
3. 15- Danny Resinger
4. 47- Chuck Huff
5. 227- Booby DeSpain
6. 56- Jeff Asher
7. 24t-(NF)
8. 51- Dean Resinger
DASH
1. 45- Matt Dotson
2. 15- Danny Resinger
3. 14- Billy Smith
4. 25s- Greg Swaringim
5. 18- Brent Thompson
6. 7- Tim Nash
FEATURE
1. 14- Billy Smith
2. 45- Matt Dotson
3. 18- Brent Thompson
4. 25s- Greg Swaringim
5. 34- Dave Armstrong
6. 56- Jeff Asher
7. 15- Danny Resinger
8. 227- Booby DeSpain
9. 69x- Dave Chilton
10. 12m- Ben Gerdes
11. 99- Bobby Burrows
12. 7- Tim Nash(NF)
13. 26- Kasey Nations(NF)
14. 24T(NF)
15. 47- Chuck Huff(NF)
16. 51- Dean Resinger(NF)
17. 10- Richie Standrige(NF)
SPRINTS
HEAT 1
1. 12x- Joey Montgomery
2. 17w- Bryan Clauson
3. 3- Dustin Adams
4. 88- Jeff Wurst
5. 99- Brady Bacon
6. 8d-Terry Babb
7. 15*- Jeffery Masson
HEAT 2
1. 97- Tommy Worley
2. 05- Brad Loyet
3. 35- Jimmy Hurley
4. 28- Jason Keith
5. 2k- Ryan Kempin
6. 67- Joey Boyd
7. 32- Timmy Montgomery(NS)
HEAT 3
1. 14t- Jimmy Bridgeman
2. 20- Kasey Burch
3. 16g- Scottie Gretzmacher
4. 7z- Matt Zimmerly
5. 7d- Dylen Dejournett
6. 44t- Adam Carylon
7. 55- Kevin Todd(NS)
HEAT 4
1. 87- Kent Buckley
2. 22- Robbie Standrige
3. 72- Kevin Petty
4. 17- James Scott
5. 21p- Adam Parmley(NF)
6. 7c- Joe B. Miller(NF)
DASH
1. 14t- Jimmy Bridgeman
2. 05- Brad Loyet
3. 87- Kent Buckley
4. 97- Tommy Worley
5. 17w-Bryan Clauson
6. 12x- Joey Montgomery
7. 22- Robbie Standrige
8. 20- Kasey Burch(NS)
B-MAIN
1. 99- Brady Bacon
2. 7c- Joe B. Miller
3. 67- Joey Boyd
4. 8d- Terry Babb
5. 21p- Adam Parmley
6. 15*- Jeffery Masson
7. 44t- Adam Carlyon
8. 55- Kevin Todd
9. 7d- Dylen Dejournett(NF)
10. 2k- Ryan Kempin(NS)
FEATURE
1. 05- Brad Loyet
2. 17w- Bryan Clauson
3. 35- Jimmy Hurley
4. 14t- Jimmy Bridgeman
5. 12x- Joey Montgomery
6. 97- Tommy Worley
7. 99- Brady Bacon
8. 20- Kasey Burch
9. 28- Jason Keith
10. 87- Kent Buckley
11. 67- Joey Boyd
12. 16g- Scottie Gretzmacher
13. 3- Dustin Adams
14. 22- Robbie Standrige
15. 7z- Matt Zimmerly
16. 88- Jeff Wurst(NF)
17. 8d- Terry Babb(NF)
18. 7c- Joe B. Miller(NF)
19. 72- Kevin Petty (NF)
20. 17- James Scott(NF)
B-Mods
HEAT 1
1. 10- Dusty Homan
2. 21r- Rudy Slade
3. 4m- Scott Jarrett
4. 44- Darryll Dickerson
5. 19c- Aaron Canterberry
6. 25 - Josh Hauf
7. 12e- Duane Eckhoff
8. 66- Cody Govreau
HEAT 2
1. 327- Chuck Goodman
2. 27w- Jeremy Welborn
3. 67h- Jim Hartzell
4. 27j - Johnny Crome
5. 36w- Gary Williams
6. 81- Joshua Gibson
7. 2- Eric Sarakas(NF)
8. 10b- Colby Benson(BF)
HEAT 3
1. 13 Kodi Savage
2. 1- Shane Blair
3. 10x-Kyle Jarrett
4. 29- Arron Darby
5. R7- Randy Forster
6. 67 - Scott Winters
7. 39- Kyle Wilde(NF)
8. 77t- Jimmy Thurman(NF)
FEATURE
1. 10- Dusty Homan
2. 13- Kodi Savage
3. 1- Shane Blair
4. 327- Chuck Goodman
5. 44- Darryll Dickerson
6. 27w- Jeremy Welborn
7. 10x- Kyle Jarrett
8. 29 - Aaron Darby
9. 4m- Scott Jarrett
10. 67h- Jim Hartzell
11. 36w- Gary Williams
12. 2- Eric Sarakas
13. R7- Randy Forster
14. 27j- Johnny Crome
15. 12e- Duane Eckhoff
16. 77t- Jimmy Thurman(NF)
17. 19c- Aaron Canterberry(NF)
18. 21r- Rudy Slade(NF)
19. 10b- Colby Benson(BF)
20. 81- Joshua Gibson(NS)
21. 67- Scott Winters(NS)

 

 

Traugott Stampedes at DCRP as C.J. Johnson Takes Sprint Car Honors

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 9, 2016) – Cole Traugott emerged atop a hard-fought 30-lap IMCA Modified feature event to take the $1,200 winner’s share in Saturday night’s Fourth Annual Modified Stampede atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While the Woodward, Oklahoma racer took the big Modified money, C.J. Johnson raced into the lead midway through the 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature en route to victory lane with Jeff Kaup besting the IMCA Sport Modifieds and Cody Davis taking IMCA Hobby Stock honors.

The Modified Stampede lived up to all the hype and then some, with Traugott escaping contact with past IMCA National champion David Murray and then recapturing the lead from Nick Link in the closing circuits to capture his first DCRP win since June of last year.

“It got a little rougher than I had hoped for, but a win is a win,” Traugott commented afterward.

After winning his heat race, Traugott started the feature from the front outside when original front row starter Cody Gearhart couldn’t make the call for the main event.

Traugott gunned into the early lead and paced the early rounds as Murray moved into second by the third round. Traugott paced the field comfortably ahead of Murray and Clay Sellard until a caution flew after a dozen laps, negating his half straightaway advantage.

Gunning for a third Modified Stampede title in four years, Murray turned up the heat on the leader on the restart and slipped underneath exiting turn two to take command on the 14th round. Traugott countered though, returning the favor by slipping underneath Murray exiting turn two the next time around.

The duo raced side-by-side into turn three with contact made that resulted in Murray spinning to the top side and collecting third-runner Sellard in the process. Sellard was done while Murray returned at the tail of the remaining 15 cars after hasty repairs.

Back out front, the race was far from secure for Traugott as Nick Link surged forward and then battled into the lead on the 19th round. But when a caution flew with seven laps remaining, Traugott moved to the high side on the restart to recapture the lead.

Traugott paced the field the final six laps to take the checkered flag ahead of Link as Murray raced back through the field to round out the podium. After winning the “B” Main, Mike Lunow worked the high side of the track to race from 15th to fourth with Jesse Richter rounding out the top five.

Along with $1,200 winner’s share, Traugott picked up a $500 certificate from Elgin Power Packages while Link was awarded a $200 certificate from JE Pistons for runner-up honors and Murray picked up a $150 certificate for third from K&N.

In Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car action, Quinter’s C.J. Johnson raced past Steven Richardson at the midway point of the non-stop 20-lapper and then survived some dicey moments through lapped traffic in the closing laps to hold off Luke Cranston and Zach Blurton for the victory.

“These don’t come easy, so it’s good to get ‘em any way you can,” Johnson commented in victory lane.

While Johnson started the feature inside the second row, Richardson gunned into the lead from the pole position with Johnson working past reigning track champion Cranston for second in the opening pair of rounds.

Richardson paced the early rounds ahead of Johnson and Blurton as Cranston slipped back to fifth by the midway point.

With traffic in play a half dozen laps in, Johnson closed in and put the pressure on Richardson until slipping by on the tenth round with Blurton following suit a lap later.

Blurton stalked Johnson for the point with Cranston surging past Jake Martens and Richardson to reclaim third by the 12th circuit.

While Johnson successfully kept his challengers at bay through traffic, opportunity for Blurton and Cranston presented itself as the white flag flew with a pair of lapped cars directly in front of the leader.

Johnson didn’t let it get away though, adeptly slipping by both cars exiting turn two to secure the victory with Cranston taking advantage of traffic to steal second from Blurton in the final corner. Richardson faded to fourth with Taylor Velasquez battling past Martens on the final circuit to round out the top five.

In IMCA Sport Modified action, three-time and reigning track champion Jeff Kaup put an end to the streak of 14 consecutive different winners dating back to the 2014 season finale by blistering the field in the 15-lapper for his first DCRP win since the second night of action last year.

After starting fifth, Kaup took the lead away from Brian May on the third round and never looked back en route to a convincing victory despite some front end damage.

“I clipped that tire getting into one in the first lap or two and the steering was way off after that,” Kaup said afterward.

It showed little ill effect, as Kaup took the checkered flag a straightaway ahead of May. Another straightaway back, Bart Baker emerged atop a heated battle for third ahead of Jeremy Sigler and Adam Stenzel.

Reigning IMCA Hobby Stock champion Cody Davis bounced back from a trying opening night the previous Saturday to win the 15-lap feature event.

Following a caution two laps into the race, Davis pounced on early leader Michael Penrod to take command on the third lap and checked out to secure his first win of the year after posting a pair of wins last year.

After starting ninth, Matt O’Hair worked his way up to second by the midway point. But Davis was too far gone to be challenged, racing on to the stripe with a half straightaway advantage over O’Hair with David Berger, Duane Wahrman and Tobby Schield rounding out the top five.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway on Saturday night, April 23, with a full slate of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park

April 9 Results:

IMCA Modifieds – Fourth Annual Dodge City Modified Stampede:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 3h-Ryan Heger, 2. 8r-Jesse Richter, 3. 85c-Clay Sellard, 4. 05-Rick Taylor, 5. 01-Jesse Smith, 6. 52-Clayton Hogie, 7. 22T-Trent Gray.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 97m-David Murray, 2. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 3. 1n-Nick Link, 4. 25-Kale Beavers, 5. 44-Mike Lunow, 6. 16-Kevin Gray, 7. 25b-Tom Beavers.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 9-Cole Traugott, 2. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 5. 44T-Tanner Black, 6. 9x-Danton O’Dell. DNS: 2L-Tracy Link.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 0-Kyle Rohleder, 2. 57-Joel Lane, 3. 3c-Dale Wanger, 4. 75-Randle McRoberts, 5. 27-Grant Florence, 6. 7s-David Solberg. DNS: 4p-Kelly Perry.

“B” Main (15 Laps): 1. 44-Mike Lunow, 2. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 3. 01-Jesse Smith, 4. 75-Randle McRoberts, 5. 25-Kale Beavers, 6. 9x-Danton O’Dell, 7. 16-Kevin Gray, 8. 27-Grant Florence, 9. 25b-Tom Beavers, 10. 22T-Trent Gray, 11. 05-Rick Taylor, 12. 7s-David Solberg, 13. 52-Clayton Hogie, 14. 44T-Tanner Black. DNS: 2L-Tracy Link, 4p-Kelly Perry.

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 9-Cole Traugott, 2. 1n-Nick Link, 3. 97m-David Murray, 4. 44-Mike Lunow, 5. 8r-Jesse Richter, 6. 3h-Ryan Heger, 7. 57-Joel Lane, 8. 3c-Dale Wanger, 9. 01-Jesse Smith, 10. 25-Kale Beavers, 11. 16-Kevin Gray, 12. 75-Randle McRoberts, 13. 9x-Danton O’Dell, 14. 0-Kyle Rohleder, 15. 7n-William Nusser, 16. 85c-Clay Sellard, 17. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 18. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 19. 27-Grant Florence, 20. 1m-Cody Gearhart (DNS).

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 6-Kaden Taylor, 5. 9d-Lance Davis, 6. 20j-Brandy Jones, 7. 3-Ryan Walters, 8. 67-Damien Cain.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2j-Zach Blurton, 2. 49x-Mike Peters, 3. E85-Kade Hagans, 4. 17x-Craig Jecha, 5. 7r-Beau Ricke, 6. 49-Kris Moore, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 10-Jordan Knight.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 28-Tracey Hill, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 33-Koby Walters, 7. 33x-Kris Miller, 8. 1x-Cody Lampe.

“B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 9d-Lance Davis, 2. 49-Kris Moore, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 3-Ryan Walters, 5. 20j-Brandy Jones, 6. 10-Jordan Knight, 7. 33x-Kris Miller, 8. 18-Brandon Sprott, 9. 1x-Cody Lampe. DNS: 67-Damien Cain.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 2j-Zach Blurton, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 48-Jake Martens, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 11k-Tyler Knight, 9. 49x-Mike Peters, 10. 28-Tracy Hill, 11. 33-Koby Walters, 12. 49-Kris Moore, 13. E85-Kade Hagans, 14. 7r-Beau Ricke, 15. 17x-Craig Jecha, 16. 9d-Lance Davis, 17. 20j-Brandy Jones, 18. 10-Jordan Knight, 19. 3-Ryan Walters, 20. 6-Kaden Taylor.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 18-Kyle Wiens, 2. 12-Kevin Tabor, 3. 8-Brian May, 4. 7j-Jamie French, 5. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 6. 10-Alex Wiens.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 37-Bart Baker, 3. 21J-Jeremy Sigler, 4. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 5. 4-Scott Claussen, 6. 57-Tanner Brunson. DNS: 56m-Mike Appel.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 8-Brian May, 3. 37-Bart Baker, 4. 21j-Jeremy Sigler, 5. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 6. 18-Kyle Wiens, 7. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 8. 12-Kevin Tabor, 9. 7j-Jamie French, 10. 10-Alex Wiens, 11. 4-Scott Claussen. DNS: 57-Tanner Brunson, 56m-Mike Appel.

 

 

MCFADDEN CLIMBS ON BOARD THE CHASE TRAIN

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

April 10, 2016

James McFadden put an end to his car-destroying streak to score victory at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway last night pocketing some valuable USC Chase points and $10,000 in the process.

After two consecutive weekends where his racecar was destroyed in respective crashes where he was battling for the lead McFadden was delighted to cross the line first in front of a crack VR field.

“I can’t tell you how good it is to finally get a win,” grinned the Westralian Diamond Drillers pilot, “it’s great for Moth, for Scott and Stephanie Milling, for our all our sponsors and everyone who believes in this team. It’s been a rough few weeks.”

McFadden took the win but he almost coughed it up on the final lap when he nearly spun the #25 Cool.

“I almost lost it there in turn one and two. That would’ve been difficult to swallow if I’d lost it completely.”

Trailing home in second and right on the tail tank of the leader was Jamie Veal who had come from the fifth row of the grid to nearly snaffle the win.

“After the run James and I have been having lately I wasn’t game to get too close,” Veal explained, “considering the way night started for us this second place was a good result.”

After setting quick time in his group for Qualifying the USC Chase leader (Veal) changed motors to attempt to solve a vibration in the car but in the process a steering box was also replaced and he missed his heat race.

This meant the Warrnambool whiz would have to come from the B-Main in order to chase his 17th main event success for the season. After winning the B-Main his qualifying time saw him elevated to position #9 in the A-Main.

Whilst Veal and McFadden were pleased with their end result Robbie Farr could hardly concur.

Going into the penultimate USC Chase round in second place behind Veal, and with the USC QLD title in his pocket, Farr had every reason to feel confident.

Winning the Pole Shootout and starting alongside McFadden for the 35-lap A-Main Farr took his #7 Hi-Tec Oils Cool into an early lead but when McFadden passed him on the outside on the exit to turn four the pair made contact going into turn one.

“When I went around the outside of Robbie and we got to turn one I could see Sam (Walsh) on the outside going into the corner so I dropped to the bottom. We must have made contact because the next thing I know we’re both spinning.”

McFadden kept his car going but Farr spun into the path of the hapless lapped car of Michael Jordan and the resultant impact tore the front end out of the Farr #7 ending his night on an extremely disappointing level.

The battle for the final podium positions behind McFadden were fought out in hectic fashion between Veal, Max Dumesny, James Thompson and Troy Little.

Dumesny would eventually claim third despite an ongoing painful neck injury that he’s played down over the last few weeks.

James Thompson claimed fourth with a powerhouse run to move forward and finish just ahead of the lively Troy Little in fifth, Jackson Delamont sixth, Toby Bellbowen seventh, Matt Smith eighth, Garry Brazier ninth and Grant Anderson rounding out the top ten after a huge pedal from the last row of the grid.

Sam Walsh brought the Rocket Maxim home in eleventh ahead of Matt Dumesny, Grant Tunks, Jay Waugh, Brian Czuzci and Peter Bourke as the last classified finishing car.

DNF’s were Ferguson, Atkinson, Linigen, Jordyn Brazier, Farr, Jordan, Reidy and Matt Thomas.

Highlight of the night was the historic battle in the Pole Shootout between Garry and Jordyn Brazier that Garry won.

A-Main Final Results

1. James McFadden

2. Jamie Veal

3. Max Dumesny

4. James Thompson

5. Troy Little

6. Jackson Delamont

7. Toby Bellbowen

8. Matt Smith

9. Garry Brazier

10. Grant Anderson

11. Sam Walsh

12. Matt Dumesny

13. Grant Tunks

14. Jay Waugh

15. Brian Czuczi

16. Peter Bourke

17. Warren Ferguson DNF

18. Ben Atkinson DNF

19. Kelly Linigen DNF

20. Jordyn Brazier DNF

21. Robbie Farr DNF

22. Michael Jordan DNF

23. Danny Reidy DNF

24. Matt Thomas DNF

Disappointment came in the form of Danny Reidy developing a vibration in the #5 Desert Palms Resort Maxim that saw him withdraw from the main event early and relinquish valuable USC Chase points.

The Legend Car main event saw Reagan Angel score his fifth victory in a row and defeat arch rival James Duckworth (who himself is a Legend Car powerhouse and won the previous weekend’s main event at Toowoomba) in second place and the ever consistent Robbie Rawlings in third.

Glen Philpott was typically consistent for fourth, Glen Arnold fifth, Hayden Pascoe sixth, Nathan Camilleri seventh, Jake Griffin eighth, Braydan Willmington ninth and Brett Mitchell tenth.

1. Reagan Angel

2. James Duckworth

3. Robbie Rawlings

4. Glen Arnold

5. Hayden Pascoe

6. Nathan Camilleri

7. Jake Griffin

8. Braydan Willmington

9. Brett Mitchell

10. Linden Martin

11. Steve McLintock

12. Dan Morris

13. Brad Rawlings

14. Stuart Bond

15. Scott Keane

16. Warren Maybury

17. Scott Sullivan

18. Aaron Chippendale

19. Jim McCabe

20. Jess Cassidy

21. Troy Bolton

22. Clint McKenzie

23. Greg Morris

The final round of the USC Chase is this Saturday, April 16 at Valvoline Raceway.

 

 

AHG Series SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016

IN his first ever race at the Perth Motorplex, Victorian Tim Van Ginneken claimed the WA Sprintcar Championship on Saturday night from Jamie Maiolo and Daryl Clayden.

After only winning his first 410ci sprintcar feature race on the east coast only a few weeks earlier, Van Ginneken flew to WA to drive the W56 owned by Steve Crabbe from Mandurah.

He started from P3 for the 30-lap final that was scheduled earlier in the show than usual after the threat of rain.

Corey Hunter and Jason Pryde were the first casualties, out in the first lap after they came together when the field bunched up in front of them and they had nowhere to go.

Carl Dowling started on pole after he set quick time at the start of the night and also claimed a win in the heats.

Shaun Bradford started alongside Dowling for the main event after he also won a heat race.

Unfortunately for Bradford he struggled to get away on the start and fell back very quickly.

Jason Kendrick, who started P11, spun to the infield in high-speed fashion to avoid the carnage in front of him.

He managed to continue, albeit from the rear, on the restart.

Trent Pigdon, who was in his first drive in the Diamond Bay Motorsport W26, also headed infield as the field regrouped.

Ryan Farrell went into the fence in turn two on lap eight and as he tried to pull down to the infield and out of harm’s way, he was collected by Mitchell Wormall on the back straight.

Farrell then threw his steering wheel at Cameron Gessner who was rolling around in third.

Lee Redmond forced another restart with 10 laps remaining after he spun the #13, his first drive for the Wormall team.

Shaun Bradford attempted a massive slide job in pits bend soon afterwards but came up against slower cars that saw quite a few hit and damaged.

Dowling, who was still in a podium position, headed infield before the field raced away again.

Gessner was also out of the show after blowing a left-rear tyre with nine to go.

Ben Ellement was on a charge and back up to second, challenging Van Ginneken for the lead when he went into the fence hard, flipped and was out of the contest.

Jamie Maiolo, who started from P9, dug deep in the latter stages and crossed the line only 0.955 of a second behind Van Ginneken.

Clayden, who started from P12, did well to claim a podium position.

Callum Williamson put in a wormanlike effort, starting from P25 to get his way to fourth.

Taylor Milling started P8 and finished fifth, ahead of Aldo De Paoli (started from P24), Troy Lawson (from P19), Redmond and Scott Chatwin.

Jacob Lucas didn’t even make it past the heats, pulling a massive wheelstand and as the care came back down, flipped violently.

Qualifying: Carl Dowling 12.942, Tim Van Ginneken 13.166, Shaun Bradford 13.169, David Priolo 13.188, Cameron Gessner 13.249, Ryan Farrell 13.271, Brad Maiolo 13.300, Taylor Milling 13.327, Trent Pigdon 13.343, Ben Ellement 13.364, Jason Kendrick 13.368, Jamie Maiolo 13.403, Daryl Clayden 13.424, Mitchell Wormall 13.470, Scott Chatwin 13.507, Corey Hunter 13.526, Lee Redmond 13.537, Kye Scroop 13.538, Lee Nash 13.545, Jason Pryde 13.568, Andrew Priolo 13.585, Troy Lawson 13.624, Aldo De Paoli 13.676, James Inglis 13.687, Jacob Lucas 13.698 and Callum Williamson 13.704.

Heat 1: 1st Carl Dowling, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Lee Nash, 5th Daryl Clayden, 6th Troy Lawson, 7th Corey Hunter. DNF: David Priolo and Jacob Lucas.

Heat 2: 1st Cameron Gessner, 2nd Tim Van Ginneken, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Aldo De Paoli, 9th Lee Redmond.

Heat 3: 1st Shaun Bradford, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Trent Pigdon, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Scott Chatwin, 7th James Inglis, 8th Andrew Priolo.

Final: 1st Tim Van Ginneken, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Daryl Clayden, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Aldo De Paoli, 7th Troy Lawson, 8th Lee Redmond, 9th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Andrew Priolo, Kye Scroop, Ben Ellement, Cameron Gessner, Shaun Bradford, David Priolo, Lee Nash, Carl Dowling, James Inglis, Jason Kendrick, Mitchell Wormall, Ryan Farrell, Bradley Maiolo, Trent Pigdon, Jason Pryde and Corey Hunter.

 

 

Long Victorious in Sprint Series of Oklahoma Red River Event!

Wichita Falls, Texas – April 3, 2016 - Brandon Long utilized his outside, front row starting position to his advantage as he took the lead at the start and never looked back in claiming the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver feature Sunday evening at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas.

John Kelly started on the pole for the twenty-five lap feature but it was Long taking the lead as the green flag fell. Touring regular Chris Kelly, aboard the Anthony’s Family Clinic sponsored, #32k Triple X chassis, worked his way from his third starting position to finish second while thirteenth starting Logan Scherb came home third. Eleventh starting Chad Koch worked his way to a fourth place finish while J. Kelly rounded out the top five.

The next event for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver sprint series will feature two races at two different Oklahoma venues. It all kicks off on Friday night, April 15, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma as the tour will be part of the tracks “Fast Friday” series. Then on Saturday night the tour will load up and head northwest to the beautiful Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Oklahoma where they will meet the United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) in a co-sanctioned event at the Jessie Hoskins owned, three-eighths mile oval.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Red River Speedway/Wichita Falls, Texas

April 3, 2016

19 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Chris Kelley, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) John James, 4) Gary Kelley, 5) Shayla Waddell, 6) Chip Graham,

2nd Heat: 1) John Kelly, 2) Steven Elliott, 3) Martin Edwards, 4) Chad Koch, 5) Bob Odom, 6) Chad Wilson

3rd Heat: 1) Brandon Long, 2) Sterling Hoff, 3) Loyd Clevenger, 4) Ty Williams, 5) Chase Parson, 6) Logan Schreb

A Feature: 1) Brandon Long, 2) Chris Kelly, 3) Logan Scherb, 4) Chad Koch, 5) John Kelly, 6) Ty Williams, 7) Sterling Hoff, 8) Shayla Waddell, 9) Chase Parson, 10) Jerry Jumper, 11) Andy Shouse, 12) Chip Graham, 13) Loyd Clevenger, 14) Martin Edwards, 15) John James, 16) Chad Wilson, 17) Steven Elliott, 18) Gary Kelley, 19) Bob Odom

Lap Leaders: Long 1-25

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway Opening Night Race Recap, 4-2-2016.

It’s been a long and tiring winter, but we were very excited to finally kick off our 2016 Season here at The Fastest Bullring in Missouri! 79 awesome race cars and Thousands of amazing fans came out to brave the strong winds and chilly temps. NASCAR Veteran Kenny Wallace and ASCS National Sprint driver Brad Loyet were a couple of those drivers who came to try out the new track surface.

SuperStreet Driver David Baker (00) started the year off right, picking up the checkers in heat race #1 and later racing his way to his first ever victory lane celebration at SFCR! Heat 1 had the 99 car of Chuck Adams coming in 2nd behind Baker, followed by 81H Mike Hurst, 5B Mike Williams, and the 44R of Ricky McCullough. The 71 of Joe Merritt won the 2nd Heat race, followed by the 94 of Jason Neel, 45 Marshall Yount, 32 Robert Hicks, and 21w Brad Callahan. Baker’s Feature Win victory lane celebration was an exciting and well deserved moment for him and the crew. He was followed across the finish line by Jason Neel, Joe Merritt, Chuck Adams, and Marshall Yount.

In the A-Modified division, Jeff Asher (56) started the year off with a strong showing, picking up his Heat Race(1) win over Brent Thompson(18), Danny Resinger(15), Kasey Nations(26), and Kenny Wallace(36). Heat Race #2 was won by the 25S of Greg Swaringim, followed by team mate Tim Nash(7), Billy Smith(14), Terry Johnson(32J), and Bobby Burrows(99). Heat Race #3 saw Chase Copeland(110) carrying the checkers, ahead of Tim Radford(10R), Bobby Despain(227), Chuck Huff(47), and Dean Resinger(51). Tim Nash won the A-Mod Dash, with Swaringim finishing 2nd, Radford 3rd, Thompson 4th, Copeland 5th, and Jeff Asher lost a bolt in the throttle linkage causing him to forfeit that race early. Keeping with the 1&2 Finishes all night, Greg Swaringim picked up the feature win with Tim Nash 2nd, Brent Thompson 3rd, Kenny Wallace 4th, and Kasey Nations 5th.

In the 410 Winged Sprint Car Division, Andy McElhannon (#42) of Nesbit Mississippi picked up the win in Heat Race #1, followed by the 72 of Kevin Petty, 7c Joe B. Miller, 79J Jacob Patton, and 16G Scottie Gretzmacher. Heat Race #2 was won by Sunset Hills, MO driver Brad Loyet (o5), followed by the Montgomery Brothers Joey (12x) finishing 2nd and Timmy (32) finishing 3rd, Kent Buckley(87) 4th, and Kasey Burch(20) finishing 5th. Heat Race 3 had Farmington’s Tommy Worley Jr(97) picking up the win, followed by Jimmy Bridgeman(14T), Ryan Kempin(2K), Robbie Standridge(22), and Adam Parmely(21P). Worley won the dash, followed by Loyet, McElhannon, Joey Montgomery, Kevin Petty, and Jimmy Bridgeman had a last lap mishap due to a broken shock mount and turned his racecar over after leading the whole race. The B-main had 9 cars line up for one more shot at making the show. Jeff Wurst(88) won the B, followed by Dustin Adams(3), John Epperson(606), Joey Boyd(67), and Tim Taylor(99). Brad Loyet found the fast line around the new surface and raced his way to the winners circle in the A-Main, followed by Worley, McElhannon, Kempin, and Gretzmacher.

In the B-Modified Division, Dusty Homan(10) picked up the first heat race win over team mate Shane Blair(1), Jeremy Welborn(27W), Mark Crady(70), and Colby Benson(10B). Heat Race #2 went to Kyle Jarrett(10X), followed by Chuck Adams(99), Darryll Dickerson(44), Scott Winters(67), and Aaron Canterberry(19C). Heat Race #3 saw Kodi Savage(13) carrying the checkers, winning over Scott Jarrett(4M), Eric Sarakas(2), Clint Ladd(56), and Rob Umfleet(57). Homan parked it in victory lane winning the feature over Blair, Savage, Adams, and Kyle Jarrett.

Full results can be found on our website, www.sfcraceway.com.

We congratulate all the winners, and we thank each and every one of you for coming out and supporting our opening night! Thank you to all of our locals and regular drivers, and thank you also to the travelers who came to race with us. Thank you FANS!!! McElhannon, Wallace, Loyet, Thank You guys for coming, we appreciate you all! We’re looking forward to a fantastic year here at SFCR!

Next up, Saturday April 9th! Gates open at 4! Come early and see who’s cars are on display this week!! Also “Like” us on Facebook, and Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SFCRaceway for any upcoming news!!

 

 

 

Richard Out Duels Jace as Vander Weerd’s Battle During Keller Auto Speedway Opener

(Hanford, CA)- Saturday night in Hanford, CA, Richard and Jace Vander Weerd put on a battle for the ages as the two brothers went toe-to-toe during a thrilling five lap battle that ended with Richard Vander Weerd scoring the victory as he shared victory lane with Mike Schott, Bobby Hogge, and Ron Hurt during Keller Auto Speedway’s 2016 season opener.

The USAC West Coast 360 Series feature event saw Visalia, CA driver, Jace Vander Weerd lead the field to green, but an opening lap tangle behind him would slow the race and alter the starting line up.

When the race came to life, J. Vander Weerd was hard on the throttle and jumped out to the early lead as he worked around a tricky Keller Auto Speedway surface that greeted the competitors on this night.

Fending off challenges from Tristan Guardino, Trey Marcham, and a hard charging Austin Liggett, Vander Weerd would soon feel pressure in a familiar foe.

Moving into the second spot, Richard Vander Weerd began challenging Jace, and the final five laps of the feature event would see the duo run side by side, as they swapped the top spot lap after lap.

On the white flag lap, Richard Vander Weerd would get into the lead and create some space, but Jace made it interesting coming to the checkered, but it was Richard getting the edge as he claimed the feature event win. Jace Vander Weerd would finish second, Marcham, DJ Johnson, Kyle Smith, Max Adams, Ryan Timmons, Guardino, Jeff Sibley, and Cody Majors would round out the Top-10.

Early in the night it was Brody Roa kicking the action off by earning quick time honors with heat race wins going to Liggett, Danny Faria, and Ricky Kirkbride.

The Racesaver 305 feature was picked up by Mike Schott, as he withstood multiple cautions and stoppages that hampered the class much of the night. Though hampered with multiple restarts, Schott did not let it get to him as he was able to pick up the win over Vaughn Schott, Matthew Moles, George Tristao, and Cole Danell.

Bobby Hogge picked up where he left off in 2015, as he backed his Dirt Nationals triumph in October with an IMCA Modified win on Saturday night over Cody Laneu and Duane Cleveland.

Ron Hurt was dominant during the IMCA Stock Car feature as he bested Troy Patee, Loren DeArmond, Dave Bauer, and Mike Hill.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will take this weekend off before the action picks back up on April 16th with the King of Kings 360 season opener as they will be joined by the IMCA Modifieds, and the IMCA Sport Mods.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Keller Auto Speedway by visiting the website at www.kellerautospeedway.com, by following us on Twitter @KellerAutoSpeed, or by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KingsSpeedwayOfficialSite. The Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230.

 

 

Chris Martin Dominates Sprint Invaders Opener at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) April 3, 2016 – Eighteen-year-old Chris Martin picked up his second career Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders event Sunday night at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The Ankeny, Iowa driver led all 25 laps on his way to his first career victory at the 3/8-mile oval.

While Martin shot out to an early lead from his starting spot on the pole of the main event, there was plenty of action behind him. Harold Pohren ran a strong second the first five circuits. At that point, Cody Wehrle would spin inside of turn two bringing the caution flag. On the restart, John Schulz shot from fourth to the runner-up position and began his pursuit of Martin.

Martin pulled away, however, and was in dense traffic when Josh Schneiderman came to a stop with ten laps down. The restart saw Martin leading Schulz, Jake Blackhurst and Pohren back to green.

Martin was smooth on both ends and shot away from the field when the green flew again. He avoided disaster after contact with the lapped car of Ryan Jamison at one point. Dave Getchell would tag the wall with six laps to go, bringing a final caution. Martin was masterful, while the lead four would stay the same the last six laps, with Jamie Ball completing the top five. Jordan Goldesberry, Jarrod Schneiderman, Wehrle, Nate Van Haaften and Jon Agan would round out the top ten.

“Dennis (Moore Jr.) and Brett really had me hooked up,” said Martin of his win. “They worked their butts off all night. The had the car perfect for me. It was on rails on night. Traffic got tricky at times. It was dusty and hard to see at times. There were cars racing each other, so I had to make my moves as clean as possible.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders next event will be held in conjunction with the NSL Show-Me Region at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa on Friday, April 8. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1) 2. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (6) 3. 25, Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL (8) 4. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (2) 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3) 6. 14P, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (10) 7. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7) 8. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (14) 9. 33, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (5) 10. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (18) 11. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (11) 12. 83x, Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA (12) 13. 59, Jacob Glasgow, West Burlington, IA (13) 14. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (20) 15. 75, Broc Elliott, California, MO (15) 16. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (16) 17. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (4) 18. 49, Josh Scheiderman, West Burlington, IA (9) 19. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (17) 20. 17, Shane Quam, Gladstone, IL (19) 21. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (21) 22. 09, Andrew Genkinger, Mt. Pleasant, IA (22). Lap Leader: Martin 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Agan.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2) 2. Harold Pohren (6) 3. Jarrod Schneiderman (8) 4. Jordan Goldesberry (3) 5. Jacob Glasgow (1) 6. Tim Moore (7) 7. Shane Quam (5) 8. Ryan Jamison (4)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Jamie Ball (4) 2. Dave Getchell (2) 3. Jake Blackhurst (6) 4. Justin Buchholz (3) 5. Cody Wehrle (5) 6. Rob Weuve (7) 7. Jon Agan (1)

Fraise Mowersports Heat three (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Chris Martin (6) 2. John Schulz (5) 3. Josh Schneiderman (1) 4. Damian Getchell (4) 5. Broc Elliott (3) 6. Andrew Genkinger (5) DNS – Andy Krieger

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. John Schulz (2) 2. Chris Martin (1) 3. Harold Pohren (3) 4. Jamie Ball (4) 5. Dave Getchell (5) DNS – Nate Van Haaften

Contingencies

Weld – Josh Schneiderman

Saldana Racing Products – Jacob Glasgow

Kreitz Oval Track Parts – Andy Krieger

 

 

Starks Storms to Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Win

4/2/16 Yakima, WA – The thunder and lightning were on the track, not in the sky as a beautiful Yakima Valley day helped provide picturesque conditions for night two of the Yakima Valley Sprintcar Challenge at Central Washington State Fair Raceway. When the dust settled, Trey Starks emerged with a fatter bank account after pocketing $3,200 in payout and bonuses. Starting in the fifth position, Starks moved quickly to the top of the raceway in turn one and two and raced his way to third. Exploring the bottom of turns three and four, the Puyallup, WA driver dispatched of polesitter Michael Bollinger for second and set his sights on running down early leader Steve Vague, who was setting a torrid pace. Vague saw his near straightaway lead evaporate slowly as Starks charged forward. Trey used a groove half a car lower than Vague in te first couple of turns to pull alongside down the back straightaway on lap 15, then pulled past him coming out of four to take the lead. With slower traffic looming, Vague would pull even with Starks again on both lap sixteen and seventeen amongst the slower cars, but Starks was too strong and held off the challenge and asserted his lead as the pair hit clean air. A few laps later, Jason Solwold would clear Vague and take his shot at capturing Starks but it was not to be as Trey collected his first STSS win of 2016. Solwold settled for second after starting eighth with JJ Hickle taking third. Solwold was fast time with a lap of 16.190. Heat winners were Henry Van Dam, Joe Ramaker, Jared Peterson and Robbie Price. As was the case at the 2015 event, the Washington Modified Tour tried to steal the show with their ultra entertaining 25 lap main. Jesse Williamson set out to a large early advantage as Mark Carrell worked his way through to the pack and began reeling in your race leader. Williamson rode the rim while Carrell worked his way patiently around the inside groove, cutting into the advantage by about a tenth of a second per lap. At the lap 15 mark, Carrell pulled even with Williamson in turn two and for the following two laps would go door panel to door panel with the race leader, passing him for the lead coming out of turn two on lap 18. It was not to be however, as a stopped car on the back straight away caused a caution before Carrell could complete the lap, giving Williamson the lead back for a Delaware style restart. Knowing Carrell would be coming strong on the inside, Williamson move down to the bottom of the first corner to block him, allowing Jason Beaulieu a clear path in the outside groove. The Canadian hot shot took full advantage passing Williamson around the outside of turn two. Carrell would pass Williamson shortly thereafter and again set sail for the leader, closing the gap on Beaulieu in an attempt to take the lead one more time. As the white flag flew, Carrell pulled even with Beaulieu out of two, but Beaulieu had superior drive off the corner and slammed the door shut on Carrell off the final corner to score his first win with the Washington Modified Tour as well as his first win in alomsot two and a half years. Carrell settled for a hard fought second with Williamson settling for third. Beaulieu, Carrell, Williamson and Don Jenner were the heat winners.

WASHINGTON MODIFIED TOUR HEAT 1: Jason Beaulieu, Scott Winebarger, Don Martin, Andy Miller HEAT 2: Mark Carrell, Collen Winebarger, Matt Jenner, Grey Ferrando HEAT 3: Don Jenner, Monte Bischoff, Danny O’Neil, Brett James HEAT 4: Jesse Williamson, Jerry Schram, Blair Shoemaker, Kyle Yeack B MAIN: Craig Hanson, Lawrence O’Conner, Chris Beaulieu, John Campos, Morgan Criswell, BJ Wild, Jeremy Martin, Brandon Potter, Jeff Lovell, James Wolford, Kyler Moore, Sam Carlisle, Aaron Weston, Brian Harding, Branden Nutter, Louis Nutter Sr., Thomas Warner, Mike Knox, Tiana Berkeley A MAIN: Jason Beaulieu, Mark Carrell, Jesse Williamson, Collen Winebarger, Chris Beaulieu, Don Jenner, Blair Shoemaker, Brett James, Kyle Yeack, Lawrence O’Conner, Don Martin, Jerry Schram, Danny O’Neil, Craig Hanson, Grey Ferrando, Andy Miller, Monte Bischoff, Matt Jenner, John Campos, Scott Winebarger LAP LEADERS: Jesse Williamson 1 – 17, Jason Beaulieu 18 - 25

SUMMER THUNDER SPRINT SERIES FAST TIME: Jason Solwold 16.190 HEAT 1: Henry Van Dam, Jason Solwold, Rob Lindsey, Steve Vague HEAT 2: Joe Ramaker, Justin Youngquist, Travis Jacobson, JJ Hickle HEAT 3: Jared Peterson, Trey Starks, Lance Sargeant, Michael Bollinger HEAT 4: Robbie Price, Colton Heath, Cam Smith, Jake Helsel A MAIN: Trey Starks, Jason Solwold, JJ Hickle, Travis Jacobson, Steve Vague, Robbie Price, Jared Peterson, Joe Ramaker, Justin Youngquist, Henry Van Dam, Bricen James, Rob Lindsey, Steve Reeves, Cam Smith, Colton Heath, Lance Sargent, Luke Didiuk, Michael Bollinger, Bud Ashe LAP LEADERS: Steve Vague 1 – 15, Trey Starks 16 - 30

 

 

McDougal Captures Victory in Turnpike Challenge Finale

Tulsa, OK - Jason McDougal relentlessly battled with Tanner Thorson before claiming his first Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series victory for the final night of the Turnpike Challenge at Port City Raceway. McDougal came from inside the fifth row of the POWRi West Midget Series co-sanctioned event.

Leading the field to green, Logan Seavey would start from the pole position with Tanner Thorson to his outside. Heading into turn one, Thorson would take the lead with Seavey in tow. On lap three, Justin Peck would work into the mix and slide for second just as the caution would fly for Seavey atop turn two. Returning to green flag racing, Thorson would power off with Peck close behind, only for the yellow to fly again two laps later for Holly Shelton on the front stretch.

Coming back to green, Thorson and Peck would both take to the high side as Jonathan Beason made his way into the top three. On lap 11, Beason would move past Peck, sliding for second entering turn one and taking the position off turn two. As Beason looked to be catching Thorson, the yellow would fly for Austin Shores caught on the berm in turns one and two. Returning to racing, Thorson would take off with Beason in striking distance only for the yellow to come back out for Tucker Klaasmeyer and Harli White in turn two.

With Thorson out front, Jason McDougal would apply pressure right from the restart on Beason, taking the second position off four while Andrew Felker pressured Beason for third, eventually taking the position off turn four, as well. On lap 15, Harli White would bring out another caution as her machine sat disabled on the back stretch with a broken front end.

McDougal would be in prime position to strike for the lead with the field bunched back up. Returning to racing, McDougal would catfish the bottom side of the 1/8th mile Port City oval as Thorson rode the rim. Right before the duo entered lap traffic, McDougal would make his move and power into the lead off turn four, as the stands erupted with cheers for the hometown driver. While the drivers worked traffic, McDougal would lose the lead on lap 31, relinquishing the position back to Thorson.

On lap 35 Austin Brown would slow off turn four bringing out the caution. McDougal would again be in a prime position to strike and coming back to green he would pressure for the lead as Felker stayed close to the two drivers. On lap 38 Holly Shelton would loop it on the berm in turn two, bringing out the final caution of the evening, creating a two lap shootout to the finish. Thorson would lead the field to green, only for McDougal to dig deep and slide for the lead entering turn three to take the lead off turn four. Heading into one, both drivers would dive to the bottom side as McDougal worked to protect the position. Going into three and four for the final time, contact was made, but it wasn't enough to keep McDougal out of victory lane in front of the hometown crowd. Tanner Thorson would bring home second as Andrew Felker rounded out the podium. Justin Peck would improve one position from the night before, bringing home fourth, while Zach Daum finished out the top five after starting 13th.

"That took everything I had to hold him off," said first place finisher Jason McDougal. "I'm speechless. I'd been struggling coming off three and four, so I knew I couldn't fully commit, but I knew I was going to throw it. This is amazing, doing it in my hometown and to have everyone here supporting us to do this."

"That was one hell of a racetrack," Tanner Thorson said. "This promoter puts on an awesome race. Congratulations to Jason McDougal. I tried my hardest to get by him and it didn't work. This is his track. He deserves this."

"We had a good car," explained Andrew Felker. "Early we were picking them off in a hurry and then Jason drove by us like we were stupid. He had the car of the field. He was flying down on the bottom early. I knew the slider was going to be interesting on the last lap, but I just wasn't close enough to capitalize on it. Standing on the podium is not a bad way to end the night." Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 67K - Holly Shelton, Heat 2: 8J - Jonathan Beason, Heat 3: 5X - Justin Peck, Heat 4: 5D - Zach Daum, Heat 5: 8 - Alex Sewell, Heat 6: 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer, Heat 7: 11A - Andrew Felker

C Main Winner: 7M - Chance Morton

Semi Feature Winners: 93 - Dustin Morgan, 97 - Spencer Bayston

Great Clips Feature Winner: 73 - Jason McDougal

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (40 laps): 1. 73 - Jason McDougal 2. 67 - Tanner Thorson 3. 11A - Andrew Felker 4. 5X - Justin Peck 5. 5D - Zach Daum 6. 97 - Spencer Bayston 7. 17E - Blake Edwards 8. 8X - Austin Shores 9. 11H - Chase Hill 10. 8J - Jonathan Beason 11. 17 - Logan Seavey 12. 67K - Holly Shelton 13. 71K - Carson Macedo 14. 14B - Kevin Bayer 15. 71 - Ryan Robinson 16. 1K - Brayton Lynch 17. 98 - Clinton Boyles 18. 93 - Dustin Morgan 19. 7 - Austin Brown 20. 4M - Michelle Decker 21. 8 - Alex Sewell 22. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 23. 17W - Harli White 24. 3N - Jake Neuman

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Herbert Hangs on to Win DCRP Season Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 2, 2016) – Hometown shoe Brian Herbert caught a timely late caution to hang on to the win in Saturday night’s season-opening 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Herbert captured his first DCRP feature win since May of 2013, Cody Gearhart made a late move to snare IMCA Modified honors, Dakota Sproul took IMCA Sport Modified honors in the closing stages, Tyler Tipton topped the IMCA Stock Cars and Iowa’s Shannon Anderson bested the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the DCRP Sprint Car feature, Herbert gunned into the lead at the outset from the pole position and led all 20 laps aboard the Myers Racing Engines No. 97 entry.

But, if not for a caution with just four laps to go, the victory may have slipped from Herbert’s grasp.

“That track wore me out,” Herbert commented. “That caution really saved me, without that I might have ended up fifth or something like that.”

Herbert paced the field with ease in the early going, weathering a pair of cautions four laps into the going. Soon after the midway point though, Tyler Knight began reeling in the leader while Jake Bubak worked past Mike Peters for third by the 15th round.

With Knight all over Herbert for the point, Bubak challenged Knight on the inside for second exiting turn two on the 17th round only to spin after contact. Bubak was done for the night.

Given a quick breather with four laps to go, Herbert raced on to the checkered flag ahead of Knight with Peters, Taylor Velasquez and Steven Richardson rounding out the top five. Defending track champion Luke Cranston was sixth with Ray Seemann, Tracey Hill, Zach Blurton and Ty Williams completing the top ten.

In IMCA Modified action, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Cody Gearhart squeezed by race-long leader Beau Davis on the 17th circuit to capture his first DCRP victory since June of 2013.

“That really was a tale of two races,” Gearhart said in victory lane after the 20-lapper. “I was getting passed at one point, then things all worked out.”

Gearhart spent the early portion of the race chasing Davis, who gunned into the lead from the front row outside.

Gearhart briefly fell back a spot when William Nusser battled by to claim second at the midway point. Nusser looped it the next time around in turn four, collecting fourth-runner Cole Traugott in the process.

Back up to second, Gearhart kept the pressure on Davis and capitalized when the leader bobbled in turns thee and four on the 16th lap. With the bobble, Gearhart was able to pull alongside and then motored ahead through turns one and two.

Gearhart took the checkered flag ahead of Nick Link, who edged Davis at the line for runner-up honors. Ryan Heger and 13th-starter Brendon Gemmill rounded out the top five.

In the 15-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature event, Dakota Sproul of Ellis, KS, battled past Kevin Tabor on the 12th round to become the 14th different Spot Mod winner in as many races at DCRP dating back to the 2014 season finale.

While Tabor led the way from the pole starting position, Sproul worked his way forward from the eighth starting position. Sproul needed just a half dozen laps to climb to third before taking second from Austin Walker on the eighth lap.

Four laps later, Sproul raced by Tabor and went to post his second career feature win. Tabor settled for second with three-time and reigning track champion Jeff Kaup picking off a pair of positions late to round out the podium in third. Walker and Tristen Barton rounded out the top five.

Weskan, KS, shoe Tyler Tipton battled into the lead on the third round and led the rest of the way in the 15-lapper to take IMCA Stock Car honors.

Kyle Pfeifer outgunned Tipton for the early lead only to have Tipton race back by to take command on the third lap. Tipton paced the field the rest of the way to secure the win ahead of Pfeifer, defending track champion Michael Pepper, Angel Munoz and Dusty Witthuhn.

Shannon Anderson made the trip from Des Moines, IA, worth it by racing to victory lane in the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock main event.

After starting fourth, Anderson raced by Will Bauer on the second lap and then held off a late charge from Matt O’Hair to take the victory by less than two car-lengths. Reagan Sellard chased Anderson and O’Hair to the line with Tobby Schield and Bryan Habiger rounding out the top five.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday night, April 9, with the $1,200-to-win Fourth Annual Modified Stampede with DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks in action as well.

Dodge City Raceway Park – 2016 Season Opener

April 2 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 20-Luke Cranston, 5. 911-Ty Williams, 6. 10-Jordan Knight, 7. 1x-Cody Lampe, 8. 6-Kaden Taylor, 9. 2-James Riner.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 11k-Tyler Knight, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 2j-Zach Blurton, 5. 11-Keefe Hemel, 6. E85-Kade Hagans, 7. 49-Kris Moore, 8. 7r-Beau Ricke, 9. 17x-Craig Jecha.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 28-Tracey Hill, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 33x-Kris Miller, 5. 112-Richie Dewell, 6. 30c-Barry Crane, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 3-Ryan Walters. DNS: 20J-Brandy Jones.

“B” Main (8 Laps): 1. E85-Kade Hagans, 2. 49-Kris Moore, 3. 30c-Barry Crane, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 7r-Beau Ricke, 6. 20J-Brandy Jones, 7. 17x-Craig Jecha, 8. 6-Kaden Taylor, 9. 2-James Riner, 10. 3-Ryan Walters, 11. 18-Brandon Sprott.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 11k-Tyler Knight, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 5. 0-Steven Richardson, 6. 20-Luke Cranston, 7. 72-Ray Seemann, 8. 28-Tracey Hill, 9. 2j-Zach Blurton, 10. 911-Ty Williams, 11. 33x-Kris Miller, 12. 1x-Cody Lampe, 13. 11-Keefe Hemel, 14. 30c-Barry Crane, 15. 10-Jordan Knight, 16. 9x-Jake Bubak, 17. 49-Kris Moore, 18. 112-Richie Dewell, 19. 33-Koby Walters, 20. E85-Kade Hagans.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 01x-Beau Davis, 2. 9-Cole Traugott, 3. 05-Rick Taylor, 4. 25-Kale Beavers, 5. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 6. 22T-Trent Gray, 7. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 8. 01-Jesse Smith, 9. 16-Kevin Gray, 10. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 1n-Nick Link, 2. 7n-William Nusser, 3. 3h-Ryan Heger, 4. 25b-Tom Beavers, 5. 57-Joel Lane, 6. 2L-Tracy Link, 7. 44-Mike Lunow, 8. 7-Clay Money, 9. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 10. 75-Randle McRoberts.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 2. 1n-Nick Link, 3. 01x-Beau Davis, 4. 3h-Ryan Heger, 5. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 6. 57-Joel Lane, 7. 44-Mike Lunow, 8. 25-Kale Beavers, 9. 7-Clay Money, 10. 01-Jesse Smith, 11. 05-Rick Taylor, 12. 25b-Tom Beavers, 13. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 14. 16-Kevin Gray, 15. 22T-Trent Gray, 16. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 17. 2L-Tracy Link, 18. 7n-William Nusser, 19. 9-Cole Traugott. DNS: 75-Randle McRoberts.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 8-Brian May, 2. 44-Austin Walker, 3. 81T-Tristen Barton, 4. 3m-Eric Munoz, 5. 57-Tanner Brunson, 6. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 7. 10-Alex Wiens.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 08-Dakota Sproul, 3. 56m-Mike Appel, 4. 18-Kyle Wiens, 5. 12-Kevin Tabor, 6. 3s-Adam Stenzel.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 08-Dakota Sproul, 2. 12-Kevin Tabor, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 44-Austin Walker, 5. 81T-Tristen Barton, 6. 8-Brian May, 7. 56m-Mike Appel, 8. 18-Kyle Wiens, 9. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 10. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 11. 57-Tanner Brunson, 12. 10-Alex Wiens. DNS: 3s-Adam Stenzel.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 2. 2x-Trevor Schmidt, 3. 16-Aaron Gray, 4. 01w-Bruce Plumisto, 5. 95-Tyler Tipton, 6. 19-Brett Copeland, 7. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 8. 52T-Travis Baird.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 22-Michael Pepper, 2. 2m-Angel Munoz, 3. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 4. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 5. 51w-Barrett Wagoner, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie, 7. 57-Josh Crombie, 8. 3-Chris Oliver.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 95-Tyler Tipton, 2. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 3. 22-Michael Pepper, 4. 2m-Angel Munoz, 5. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 6. 16-Aaron Gray, 7. 01w-Bruce Plumisto, 8. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 9. 51w-Barrett Wagoner, 10. 57-Josh Crombie, 11. 33-Marlin Hogie, 12. 19-Brett Copeland, 13. 3-Chris Oliver, 14. 52T-Travis Baird. DNS: 97x-Ondre Rexford, 2x-Trevor Schmidt.

 

 

Solwold’s Sizzling Speeds Scorch Central Washington State Fair Raceway

4/1/16

Yakima, WA - Jason Solwold played a great April’s Fools Day Joke on the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Friday Night, hiding his extreme speed at Central Washington State Fair Raceway until he needed it in the A Main on his way to a victory on night one of the Yakima Valley Sprintcar Challenge.

Starting fifth in the feature, Solwold began his march to the front early, driving his way to third in the early going while the field went through numerous cautions. After passing second place Trey Starks right before a lap seven caution, Jason turned up the heat even higher, blowing past race leader Jared Peterson on lap eight on the inside of turn two to take the lead. From there, Solwold was unstoppable, turning a fast lap of 15.1 seconds around the half mile dirt oval, an average of over 119mph on his way to a margin of victory that was over half the track long. Peterson would capture second with Cam Smith finishing third. For his win, Solwold took home $2,000 in winnings and another $200 in bonuses. Austen Wheatley was the fast qualifier on the night, turning a lap of 14.702 seconds, an average of over 122mph. Wheatley, Smith, Steve Vague and Colton Heath were heat race winners.

The Washington Modified Tour also made its season debut on Friday night, with Jesse Williamson collecting a dominant win. Williamson took the lead from Craig Hanson on lap seven and outside of a few restarts, was never seriously challenged on his way to the win. Collen Winebarger raced from deep in the pack to take second with John Campos coming out on top of a very competitive battle for third. Jerry Schram, Hanson, Grey Ferrando and Kyle Yeack were the heat winners.

Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Fast Time – Austen Wheatley 14.702 Heat 1 – Austen Wheatley, JJ Hickle, Justin Youngquist, Rob Lindsey, Bud Ashe Heat 2 – Cam Smith, Trey Starks, Travis Jacobson, Bricen James, Lance Sargent Heat 3 – Steve Vague, Jake Helsel, Jared Peterson, Michael Bollinger, Henry Van Dam Heat 4 – Colton Heath, Robbie Price, Jason Solwold, Steve Reeves, Joe Ramaker Main – Jason Solwold, Peterson, Smith, Hickle, Price, Van Dam, Helsel, Ramaker, Reeves, Lindsey, James, Heath, Bollinger, Starks, Wheatley, Sargent, Jacobson, Ashe, Youngquist, Vague Lap Leaders – Peterson 1-7 Solwold 8-25

Washington Modified Tour Heat 1 – Jerry Schram, Jesse Williamson, Mark Carrell, Collen Winebarger, Matt Jenner, Chris Beaulieu, Aaron Weston, Tiana Berkeley Heat 2 – Craig Hanson, Don Martin, Monte Bischoff, Lawrence O’Connor, Jeremy Martin, Don Jenner, Kyler Moore, Andy Miller, Dave Soulek Heat 3 – Grey Ferrando, John Campos, Nick Bessette, Danny O’Neil, James Wolford, Louis Nutter Sr, Tom Warner, Brian Harding, Joey Tanner Heat 4 – Kyle Yeack, Sam Carlisle, Scott Winebarger, Morgan Criswell, Jeff Lovell, Mike Knox Jr, Brett James, Blair Shoemaker B Main – D Jenner, J Martin, Lovell, Beaulieu, Wolford, Shoemaker, James, Knox, Nutter Sr, Weston, Warner, Harding, Berkeley, M Jenner, Nutter, Moore, Soulek A Main – Jesse Williamson, C Winebarger, Campos, Bischoff, D Jenner, O’Connor, Lovell, Yeack, Schram, Criswell, Carlisle, J Martin, Hanson, Bessette, Beaulieu, D Martin, Ferrando, Carrell, S Winebarger, O’Neil Lap Leaders – Hanson 1-6 Williamson 7-25

 

 

Sherrell Takes Career First National Victory at Port City

Tulsa, OK - Matt Sherrell of Owasso, Oklahoma inherited the lead late after starting inside row five and made POWRi history, claiming night one of the Turn Pike Challenge, co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Series. Sherrell is the only driver other than Christopher Bell to claim a Turnpike Challenge victory.

Rookie Chase Hill driving the Danny Felker BOSS Chassis entry shared the front row with Tyler Thomas to lead the field to green. Heading into turn one, Thomas would take to the high side and charge into the lead as Tanner Thorson took the second position. On lap three, coming off turn four, Thorson would utilize the bottom to power past Thomas and gain control of the lead. Before lap four could be completed, Carson Macedo would bring out the caution, looping his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet entering turn one, collecting Dustin Morgan, Kevin Bayer, and Cody Brewer.

Coming back to green, Tyler Thomas would mount a challenge entering turn one on the high side of the 1/8th mile Port City Raceway oval while Thorson worked the bottom. Austin Brown entered the picture, creating a battle for second. By lap five, Brown would work past Thomas and into the second position, setting his sights on Thorson. As Brown worked to reel in Thorson, Thorson closed in on lap traffic, allowing Brown to close quicker and apply pressure, all the while as Matt Sherrell worked into the third position. After getting pinned behind lap traffic, Brown would make a dive to the bottom of turn three on a lap machine, only to make contact and spin in turn three, bringing out the yellow.

With 21 laps in the books, Thorson looked dominant leading the field back to green as Matt Sherrell commanded the second position. The action would be stopped on lap 23 as Andrew Felker got upside down in turn three, bringing out the red. Felker would be alright and restart at the tail. Returning to racing, Thorson appeared to have the race all but won, until the rear end locked up aboard his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet entering turn three. Thorson would re-fire and join the tail of the field, as Matt Sherrell inherited the lead on lap 28.

Capitalizing on Thorson's misfortune, Sherrell would dominantly hold off Zach Daum for the final two laps in route to his first career Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series victory. Jason McDougal of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma would round out the podium after starting deep in the 15th position and Tyler Thomas took home fourth. Justin Peck of Monrovia, Indiana completed the top five.

"It feels good," stated a victorious Sherrell. "It feels like it's been a long time coming. We're fast at places and we have a lot of good runs, but we finally put it together. I've got to thank my family for always sticking behind me. My pregnant wife, we're due May 19th with a little boy, so we're excited about that. I've got to thank all my sponsors, and both series for putting on this race."

"Huggie pole around the bottom like that isn't a lot of fun for anybody," explained second place finisher Zach Daum. "That's the racetrack we had, so that's what we had to race on. We weren't very good tonight and we lucked in the second. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Some of those lap cars don't have any respect. When you're a lap car, normally you don't try to race the leaders. That's just common courtesy and some of these guys don't have that yet." "That was pretty fun," third place finisher Jason McDougal said. "Just to stay conservative for that long of a race and not get caught up in any of those wrecks, it's a blessing to be here. I'd like to thank BOSS Chassis, Tommy Gray with CTE, Factor One Racing, Hoosier Tire, Butler Built Seats, and Hinchman Suits."

Midgets Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 11H - Chase Hill, Heat 2: 5X - Justin Peck, Heat 3: 93 - Dustin Morgan, Heat 4: 91T - Tyler Thomas, Heat 5: 5D - Zach Daum, Heat 6: 21 - Ty Hulsey, Heat 7: 8 - Alex Sewell

C Main Winner: 14B - Kevin Bayer

Semi Feature Winners: 73 - Jason McDougal, 17 - Logan Seavey

Great Clips Feature Winner: 35 - Matt Sherrell

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 35 - Matt Sherrell 2. 5D - Zach Daum 3. 73 - Jason McDougal 4. 91T - Tyler Thomas 5. 5X - Justin Peck 6. 97 - Spencer Bayston 7. 8 - Alex Sewell 8. 21 - Ty Hulsey 9. 67K - Holly Shelton 10. 17 - Logan Seavey 11. 8J - Jonathon Beason 12. 96 - Cody Brewer 13. 3N - Jake Neuman 14. 11A - Andrew Felker 15. 11H - Chase Hill 16. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 17. 67 - Tanner Thorson 18. 7 - Austin Brown 19. 7S - Pat Schudy 20. 14S - Grady Chandler 21. 14B - Kevin Bayer 22. 71K - Carson Macedo 23. 71 - Ryan Robinson 24. 93 - Dustin Morgan

 

 

Hagar Sweeps to Ten to Win NCRA/NSL Victory!

Park City, Kansas – March 26, 2016 - Derek Hagar made the long tow from his Marion, Arkansas home a worthwhile journey as he led every lap in claiming the richest payout for sprints in track history, claiming the sixth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Park City in the season opener for both the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products and gomuddy.com National Sprint League 360-ci sprint car series on Saturday night.

The $10,000 paycheck was the biggest in Hagar’s career and coupled with his wire-to-wire victory in Friday night’s event, it was a $11.500 weekend for the Arkansas hot-shoe.

Ian Madsen and Hagar started on the front row for the thirty-five lap feature with Hagar taking the lead as the green flag fell. Only one lap was complete before the red flag quickly appeared when Norman, Oklahoma’s Danny Wood got pinched into the front stretch wall and executed a series of flips down the front stretch. Wood was uninjured.

On the restart it was Hagar, followed by Madsen, sixth starting Don Droud, Jr., Danny Lasoski and Parker Price-Miller the top five with Hagar throttling away from the field. By lap five Hagar opened up a commanding full-stretch advantage and began approaching slower cars on lap eight. While working through the slower cars, Madsen and Lasoski battled for the runner-up position allowing the leader to keep his comfortable advantage.

The caution would slow the pace on lap fourteen when Forrest Southerland spun at the top of turns three and four.

Despite the competition now on his rear bumper on the restart, Hagar showed no signs of being detoured as, once again, he would open a half stretch lead by the races half-way mark on lap eighteen and once again approached slower traffic on lap twenty-one. As the race went to the ten laps to go mark, Madsen began to reel in Hagar and was set to make a serious challenge for the lead entering turns three and four with just six laps to go. But Madsens bid to make a challenge for the lead was all for not as the final caution flag of the night fell when Taylor Velasquez slowed at the top of turns three and four.

The race now became a six lap shootout and Hagar was up to the challenge and with a clean track, led the final laps to take the five car length victory and a $10,000 paycheck.

“Maybe I’ll have to take Monday off because I’m sure we’ll be doing a little bit of partying,” Hagar beamed in Victory Lane. “I was just trying to save my tires. I had to put my silver crown experience into play. I knew I had to get my elbows up the last 10 laps. It paid off tonight. We’re sitting on the front straightaway $10,000 richer.” Madsen settled for second while fifth starting Brian Brown got past Lasoski late to claim third. Miller would round up fifth in his first ever appearance at 81 Speedway.

The five, eight lap heat races were won by Madsen, Justin Henderson, Lasoski, Chris Morgan and Cody Ledger with the four, ten lap qualifiers being won by Droud, Luke Cranston, Wood and Madsen. Jordan Mallett and Tyler Thomas won the two, twelve lap “B” features.

The next event for the NCRA and NSL 360-ci sprint car division will be held on Saturday night, April 16, at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Several notes from the sixth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout.” Over the two-day weekend, forty-five different drivers from eleven states, as well as Canada and Australia…His first ever appearance at 81 Speedway and in NCRA competition proved profitable for Collinsville, Oklahoma’s Tyler Thomas as he drove the Jerry and Jeff Smith owned #86 went from eighteenth to ninth in the championship feature finale earning the NSL’s Slade Shock Technology hard charger award. This is the same entry Kevin Swindell used to claim the 2014 event…..NCRA president and 81 Speedway track owner C Ray Hall also confirmed the seventh annual rendition of the “Park City Cup/Air/ Capital Shootout” will ‘at least’ pay $10,000 to win. “I stated when we started this event it would grow each year. I have some plans and we will have an announcement soon for the 2017 event.” Once again this race will be held the last weekend in March, as has been the case since its inception six years ago.

NCRA/NSL 360’s

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

03/26/16

38 Cars

1st Heat: 1) (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 2. 21-Brian Brown (3); 3. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (4); 4. 81w-Danny Wood (5); 5. 76-Jay Russell (6); 6. 75-Tommy Barber (2); 7. 4j-John Carney II (7); 8. 50z-Zach Chappell (DNS).

2nd Heat: 2) (8 Laps): 1. 24bh-Justin Henderson (3); 2. 14m-Jordon Mallett (6); 3. 9n-Wade Nygaard (8); 4. 85-Forrest Sutherland (7); 5. 28-Tracey Hill (4); 6. 33-Kris Miller (5); 7. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 8. 17w-Harli White (1).

3rd Heat: 1) (8 Laps): 1. 33l-Danny Lasoski (1); 2. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (2); 3. 9jr-Derek Hagar (8); 4. 81-Jon Freeman (5); 5. 45x-C.J. Johnson (7); 6. 81s-Stu Snyder (6); 7. 47-Brant O’Bannion (4); 8. 20g-Jake Greider (3).

4th Heat: 1) (8 Laps): 1. 81a-Chris Morgan (4); 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller (5); 3. 86-Tyler Thomas (6); 4. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (7); 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (3); 6. 6-Kaden Taylor (1); 7. 4jx-Lee Grosz (DNS).

5th Heat: 1) (8 Laps): 1. 35L-Cody Ledger (6); 2. 75k-Zach Daum (2); 3. 20-Luke Cranston (3); 4. 72-Ray Seemann (7); 5. 14-Josh Riggins (5); 6. 51-Josh Fairbank (4); 7. 91-Jeff Stasa (1).

Qualifier #1 (10 Laps): 1. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (2); 2. 33l-Danny Lasoski (4); 3. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (3); 4. 24bh-Justin Henderson (5); 5. 45x-C.J. Johnson (1); 6. 35l-Cody Ledger (6); 7. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (7); 8. 75-Tommy Barber (8); 9. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (DNS); 10. 50z-Zach Chappell (DNS).

Qualifier #2 (10 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston (2); 2. 21-Brian Brown (4); 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller (5); 4. 76-Jay Russell (1); 5. 4j-John Carney II (8); 6. 75k-Zach Daum (3); 7. 14m-Jordon Mallett (6); 8. 81s-Stu Synder (7); 9. 91-Jeff Stasa (DNS); 10. 4jx-Lee Grosz (DNS).

Qualifier #3 (10 Laps): 1. 81w-Danny Wood (2); 2. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (3); 3. 85-Forrest Sutherland (4); 4. 81a-Chris Morgan (5); 5. 9n-Wade Nygaard (6); 6. 33-Kris Miller (7); 7. 14-Josh Riggins (1); 8. 20g-Jake Greider (9); 9. 6-Kaden Taylor (8).

Qualifier #4 (10 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen (5); 2. 81-Jon Freeman (2); 3. 9jr-Derek Hagar (6); 4. 86-Tyler Thomas (3); 5. 47-Brant O’Bannion (8); 6. 72-Ray Seemann (4); 7. 51-Josh Fairbank (7); 8. 28-Tracey Hill (1); 9. 17w-Harli White (DNS).

1st B Feature: 1) (10 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 14m-Jordon Mallett (1); 2. 4j-John Carney II (4); 3. 76-Jay Russell (3); 4. 72-Ray Seemann (2); 5. 81s-Stu Synder (7); 6. 33-Kris Miller (5); 7. 20g-Jake Greider (9); 8. 14-Josh Riggins (DNS); 9. 75-Tommy Barber (DNS); 10. 17w-Harli White (DNS); 11. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (DNS).

2nd B Feature: 1) (10 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 86-Tyler Thomas (1); 2. 45x-C.J. Johnson (3); 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (5); 4. 47-Brant O’Bannion (4); 5. 91-Jeff Stasa (9); 6. 75k-Zach Daum (2); 7. 6-Kaden Taylor (8); 8. 28-Tracey Hill (7); 9. 51-Josh Fairbank (DNS); 10. 4jx-Lee Grosz (DNS); 11. 50z-Zach Chappell (DNS).

A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2); 2. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 3. 21-Brian Brown (5); 4. 33l-Danny Lasoski (4); 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller (3); 6. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (6); 7. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (11); 8. 9n-Wade Nygaard (13); 9. 86-Tyler Thomas (18); 10. 20-Luke Cranston (8); 11. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (15); 12. 4j-John Carney II (19); 13. 81a-Chris Morgan (12); 14. 24bh-Justin Henderson (7); 15. 14m-Jordon Mallett (17); 16. 85-Forrest Sutherland (14); 17. 72-Ray Seemann (23); 18. 47-Brant O’Bannion (24); 19. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (22); 20. 81-Jon Freeman (16); 21. 76-Jay Russell (21); 22. 45x-C.J. Johnson (20); 23. 81w-Danny Wood (10); 24. 35l-Cody Ledger (9).

Laps led: Derek Hagar 1-35.

 

 

Drueke tops Sprint Series of Nebraska opener

By Greg Soukup

RISING CITY, Neb. (March 25) ­– The winner of last season’s Sprint Series of Nebraska finale now has an IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car tour streak of two straight checkers.

Tyler Drueke held off Joey Danley to top the 2016 SSN opener Friday at Butler County Speed­way. The victory paid $700.

After restarting third following a caution with seven circuits to go in the 25-lapper, Drueke passed Danley on the top side in the first set of turns, then drove by Jason Martin for the lead on the ex­treme lower line.

The white flag was out when Danley got back alongside but Drueke took advantage of a lapped car in the final turn and won the dash to the finish line.

Doug Lovegrove and then Terry Richards were the early leaders. Martin got the lead on lap nine but Clint Benson and Boyd Petersen looped it in turn three. 
Martin grabbed the lead again on the restart.

Drueke moved to third the next time around.
 Danley cracked the top four on the ensuing restart. Drueke advanced to second and ran there before giving way to Danley five laps later.

Another caution set up the seven-lap contest.

Martin, Richards and Benson completed the top five. Sixth was defending series champion Adam Gullion.

Drueke had ended the 2015 SSN campaign by winning the September show at I-80 Speedway.

Feature results ­– 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle; 2. Joey Danley, Lincoln; 3. Jason Martin, Lincoln; 4. Terry Richards, Denton; 5. Clint Benson, Papillion; 6. Adam Gullion, Lincoln; 7. Jason Danley, Lincoln; 8. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa; 9. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly; 10. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan.; 11. Shayle Bade, Lincoln; 12. Nathan Weiler, Omaha; 13. Toby Chapman, Pan­ama; 14. Roger Sluka, Lincoln; 15. Nick Bryan, Lincoln; 16. Ryan King, Bennet; 17. Blain Pe­tersen, Essex, Iowa; 18. Rick Hansen, Omaha; 19. Boyd Peterson, Ithaca; 20. Keith Dragoo, Lin­coln; 21. Chase Weiler, Lincoln; 22. Justin Hanson, Platte Center.

 

 

Willie Croft Wins Thrilling Civil War Series Season Opener

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Chico, CA)- As the curtain went up on the 2016 Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster season on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, it was Roseville, CA driver, Willie Croft, celebrating in victory lane after a thrilling battle with Kyle Hirst.

By way of his Dash win, Hirst would lead the field to green for the 30-lap feature event. Taking a liking to the cushion, Hirst would set an early pace as Cory Eliason, Croft, and Justin Sanders flanked him.

A couple of early cautions would slow the race’s initial pace, and on the ninth lap Croft would move into the second spot as he began to chase after the race leader. Out front, Hirst was strong as he quickly reached lapped traffic and was able to work his way through the fray with precision.

As Croft would get close to Hirst in the thick traffic, the battle for third was just as good, as 2015 Series Champion, Andy Forsberg, was giving Justin Sanders all he could handle for the final spot on the podium.

Lap 25 would see the race’s final caution flag of the night fly and the ensuing restart would bring fans to their feet for the final five laps. When the green flag waived, Croft was able to get the run he was looking for and get the lead getting into turns one and two.

Using the bottom of the speedway to take command of the race, Hirst would stay committed to the top as the duo raced side-by-side fighting for the lead.

To the crowd’s delight, Hirst would take several shots and Croft trying to reclaim the lead, but on this night Croft would fend him off and pick up a very hard fought win.

“This race was special, and is one I am going to remember,” Croft said in victory lane. “To race with my brother-in-law Kyle Hirst like that for that last few laps battling for the win was awesome and it feels good to get the win.”

Hirst would hang to finish second after dominating the early part of the race. “We had a really good car, and I have to thank the Finely’s for letting me bring their car out and have some fun,” Hirst noted. “I really want to thank my buddies and my dad for all of their help. We had a good car, but we just got beat. I want to congratulate Willie on the win, he did a heckuva job.”

In the race’s closing laps, Forsberg would get by Sanders and keep his hot start to the season alive with a third place finish.

“It was a hard fought battle,” Forsberg said. “We fell back early in the race and were able to get moving through the field as the race went on. We had a really strong PT Shocks car and we had two of California’s best finish ahead of us so we will take it and look forward to the next one.”

Sanders would finish fourth, followed by Mason Moore, Jason Statler, Robbie Price, Skyler Gee, Chase Majdic, and Geoff Ensign rounding out the Top-10.

All in all 43 cars checked into the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night for the series’ first race of the season and Colby Copeland was the night’s fast time qualifier.

Heat race wins went to Justin Sanders, Steven Tiner, Michael Faccinto, and Cory Eliason.

In preliminary action, Tony Gualda would win the ‘C’ Main and move into the ‘B’ Main along with Koen Shaw. Ryan Robinson would win the night’s ‘B’, and transfer into the A along with Geoff Ensign, Kenny Allen, Tony Gualda, who came from the back, Chris Martin, Garren Linder, and Koen Shaw.

Gualda’s impressive charge from the C Main would end with him finishing 12th in the feature event.

2016 Schedule

May 28th- Marysville Raceway (Mel Hall Memorial)

May 29th- Silver Dollar Speedway (Fair Race)

June 11th- Placerville Speedway

June 18th- Petaluma Speedway

July 15th- Ocean Speedway (Howard Kaeding Classic)

August 6th- Placerville Speedway (Mark Forni Classic)

August 20th- Ocean Speedway (Johnny Key Classic)

September 7th- Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup)

September 17th- Marysville Raceway

September 24th- Petaluma Speedway

November 5th- Stockton Dirt Track (Tribute To GP)

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will return to action at the Marysville Raceway on May 28th for the Mel Hall Memorial.

WINNERS: Willie Croft (March 25th, Silver Dollar Speedway)

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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 2016, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 12 events at 6 different tracks around California.

 

 

Marysville Raceway Troy Hennig Lamar Wins Second Career Sprint Car Main Event

Marysville, CA (March 26, 2016) – Rio Linda’s Cody Lamar won the 25-lap 360 sprint main event Saturday night at Marysville Speedway. It marked his second career sprint car feature win. Lamar bested a large field of 28 other sprint care competitors. Lamar led all 25 laps of the event. Chasing him the majority of the night was D.J. Freitas. Near the end of the race Skylar Gee was able to pass Freitas and assume the second position. While Gee was maneuvering around Freitas, Lamar had built up a solid lead and held a two-second lead at the finish line. Kyler Shaw was able to hold the bottom line to perfection and had a career best Marysville finish. Shaw ended the night in the fourth spot. Jeremy Burt had a solid opening night and finished fifth.

Cautions plagued the early part of the sprint car main event. Mason Moore spun on the opening lap but redeemed himself with a nice charge through the field and finished eighth. Brad Bumgarner encountered a front issue after contact with another driver and never gave up in search of a better finish. Justin Sanders spun as part of the Bumgarner issue but rebounded to finish ninth. Post-race him and Colby Wiesz exchanged displeasure with each other on the track. Wiesz passed a ton of cars tonight after winning the B main and finishing sixth in the main event.

The best feature of the night belonged to the Super Stocks. While most other divisions suffered through numerous spins and cautions the Super Stock drivers went flag to flag during their 15 lap extravaganza. To watch a main event start and finish within five minutes was amazing and welcomed. Plus the on track racing was great. Ryan McDaniel led the majority of the main event. With five laps to go Courtney Dozier began to close in. It was apparent that Dozier was the faster car and made his move with two to go. Dozier passed McDaniel and went on to win by nearly two seconds. Following the top two were Phillip Shelby and a photo finish between Jerry Bartlett and James Castleberry.

As with the Super Stocks, the Hobby Stocks ripped off a lot of green flag laps to finish off the long night of racing. The feature ended up being a three driver battle between Jason Palmer, Orville Owens and Brian Compton. While Palmer was never passed for the lead, Owens and Compton applied enough pressure to make it entertaining. Shannon Collins came home in the fourth spot while James Johns was listed in the fifth position. After a disappointing car count during 2015, tonight the division bounced back with a plethora of cars and good racing.

Brain Cooper was dominant in his win during the IMCA Sport Mod main event. Cooper held a four-second lead over Jerry Bartlett at the finish line. Bartlett was the iron man tonight, doing double duty in two divisions. Jimmy Ford is a solid competitor and showed his grit by finishing in the third spot. Kurt Lorenzini escaped from an early spin to come back and finish fourth. Alan Furuta enjoyed a solid night to finish fifth.

Kevin Bender led all 25 laps to capture the dwarf car main event. Shawn Jones battled his way up to second. Ryan Winter ran in the third spot. Scott Dahlgren finished fourth and Jeff Fitch was fifth. The top drivers put on a good show and raced very hard. Unfortunately the back half of the division caused numerous yellows that slowed and prolonged what could have been a very entertaining feature. Bender should be commended for have the mental strength to withstand numerous stoppages. Jones is always spectacular and Winter is as good as it gets when it comes to any driver in any division.

 

 

Sussex ‘Eggcelent’ in CSP Eggstravaganza

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (March 26, 2016) – Stevie Sussex continued his strong start to the 2016 USAC Southwest Sprint Car season by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 30-lap “Easter Eggstravaganza” feature event atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Sussex padded his USAC Southwest points lead, other “Easter Eggstravaganza” winners included Sean Bray in Late Models, Ray Czumaj in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Dustin Cormany in Micro Sprints and Brenden Priest in Mod Lites.

A winner of a pair of USAC Southwest events at CSP last year, Tempe’s Sussex raced from the fifth starting position and took the lead away from Charles Davis, Jr., at the midway point en route to victory lane aboard Mike Burkhart’s No. 21az entry.

Sussex raced to the stripe to collect the $2,000 winner’s share ahead of eighth-starter Josh Pelkey with reigning series champion R.J. Johnson, Matt Rossi and Thomas Ogle rounding out the top five.

With the Late Models making their first CSP appearance of the year, Tucson’s Sean Bray raced from fifth to take top honors ahead of John Cornell, Craig Parker, Dana Fite and Brad Williams.

Ray Czumaj capitalized on the front row outside starting position to win the IMCA Sport Modified feature ahead of Jason George and Mike Goodwin, with Dustin Cormany capturing his first CSP Micro Sprint win of the year ahead of A.J. Miller and Paul Martin while Brenden Priest took Mod Lite laurels from ninth ahead of Steve Moriarty and Hayden Bender.

Racing action continues at Canyon Speedway Park next Saturday night, April 2, with a full slate of Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds, Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades presented by Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive, Dwarf Cars and Micro Sprints.

Canyon Speedway Park

March 26, 2016 – Easter Eggstravaganza Results

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 7k-Bruce St. James, 3. 12-Josh Pelkey, 4. 13-Dennis Gile, 5. 34-Tanner Grau, 6. 99-Kyle Shipley, 7. 18-Asa Kesterson.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. 2. 02-Matt Rossi, 3. 27-Nick Aiuto, 4. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 5. 22b-Brian Hosford, 6. 11c-Michael Curtis, 7. 54-Landon Cling.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 48-Thomas Ogle, 3. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 4. 98-Matt Lundy, 5. 78-Chris Bonneau, 6. 5-Tye Mihocko, 7. 14az-Dustin Burkhart.

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 2. 12-Josh Pelkey, 3. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 4. 02-Matt Rossi, 5. 48-Thomas Ogle, 6. 27-Nick Aiuto, 7. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 8. 7k-Bruce St. James, 9. 16-Mike Martin, 10. 78-Chris Bonneau, 11. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 12. 5-Tye Mihocko, 13. 13-Dennis Gile, 14. 22b-Brian Hosford, 15. 11c-Michael Curtis, 16. 98-Matt Lundy, 17. 34-Tanner Grau, 18. 14az-Dustin Burkhart, 19. 99-Kyle Shipley, 20. 54-Landon Cling, 21. 18-Asa Kesterson.

Late Models:

Heat One: 1. 8p-Lonnie Parker, Jr., 2. 40-Dana Fite, 3. 14-Sean Bray, 4. 28-John Cornell, 5. 23-Brad Willams, 6. 29-Jerry Fincher, 7. 4z-Don Curtis.

Heat Two: 1. 17-Craig Parker, 2. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher, 3. 89L-James Laing, 4. 5-Monty Montana, 5. 57-Joe Sarginger, 6. 12-Greg Jelvick, 7. 777-Michael Anderson.

“A” Feature: 1. 14-Sean Bray, 2. 28-John Cornell, 3. 17-Craig Parker, 4. 40-Dana Fite, 5. 23-Brad Williams, 6. 8p-Lonnie Parker, Jr., 7. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher, 8. 12-Greg Jelvick, 9. 29-Jerry Fincher, 10. 5-Monty Montana, 11. 57-Joe Sarginger, 12. 4z-Don Curtis, 13. 777-Michael Anderson, 14. 89L-James Laing.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 7g-Dennis Gates, 2. 99-Adam Echter, 3. 81-Ray Czumaj, 4. 47-Virgil McArthur, 5. 44-Eric Winemiller, 6. 1x-Justin Thornton.

Heat Two: 1. 84-Mike Goodwin, 2. 2J-Jason George, 3. 56-Terry Bahr, 4. 23sr-Erik Shaw, 5. 6i-Dale Irby.

“A” Feature: 1. 81-Ray Czumaj, 2. 2J-Jason George, 3. 84-Mike Goodwin, 4. 44-Eric Winemiller, 5. 99-Adam Echter, 6. 1x-Justin Thornton, 7. 7g-Dennis Gates, 8. 56-Terry Bahr, 9. 23sr-Erik Shaw, 10. 47-Virgil McArthur, 11. 6i-Dale Irby.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 81-Tyler Dean, 2. 78-Johnathon Patrick, 3. 29-Paul Martin, 4. 7-Kevin Keefer, 5. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 6. 99x-Jake Branum, 7. 20az-Jarrett Martin.

Heat Two: 1. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 2. 88-Tyler Merrill, 3. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 4. 50-Ray Herrera, 5. 4-Ryan Walter, 6. 04J-Dale Eliason, Jr., 7. 23-Stephen Simpson III.

Heat Three: 1. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 2. 11m-A.J. Miller, 3. 28-Mark Morin, 4. 16-Pat Wing, 5. 41h-Colton Hardy, 6. 91T-James LaRose, 7. 52-Cameron LaRose.

“A” Feature: 1. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 2. 11m-A.J. Miller, 3. 29-Paul Martin, 4. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 5. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 6. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 7. 50-Ray Herrera, 8. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 9. 88-Tyler Merrill, 10. 04J-Dale Eliason, Jr., 11. 7-Kevin Keefer, 12. 41h-Colton Hardy, 13. 4-Ryan Walter, 14. 78-Johnathon Patrick, 15. 99x-Jake Branum, 16. 28-Mark Morin, 17. 81-Tyler Dean, 18. 91T-James LaRose, 19. 16-Pat Wing, 20. 52-Cameron LaRose, 21. 23-Stephen Simpson III.

Mod Lites:

Heat One: 1. 51-John Priest, 2. 116-Jim Hock, 3. 95-Collin Bender, 4. 28-Fred Donaldson, 5. 33-Mike Schmidt, 6. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 7. 23-Joeleen Storck.

Heat Two: 1. 52-Brenden Priest, 2. 17-Steve Moriarty, 3. 26-Jake Boyle, 4. 15-Ken Young, 5. 34-Robert Beebe, 6. 53az-Karl Ackley, 7. 98-Jeff Lowe.

Heat Three: 1. 57-Chase Alvez, 2. 96-Hayden Bender, 3. 114-Sean Conyers, 4. 91-Sarah Houton, 5. 7-Dave Lems, 6. 55-Mike Opoka.

“A” Feature: 1. 52-Brenden Priest, 2. 17-Steve Moriarty, 3. 96-Hayden Bender, 4. 51-John Priest, 5. 26-Jake Boyle, 6. 57-Chase Alvez, 7. 15-Ken Young, 8. 95-Collin Bender, 9. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 10. 91-Sarah Houton, 11. 28-Fred Donaldson, 12. 98-Jeff Lowe, 13. 33-Mike Schmidt, 14. 53az-Karl Ackley, 15. 55-Mike Opoka, 16. 23-Joeleen Storck, 17. 114-Sean Conyers, 18. 34-Robert Beebe, 19. 116-Jim Hock, 20. 7-Dave Lems.

 

 

Second time winners Griffith, Bores, Keckler open Attica season

 Saturday, March 26, 2016

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – For Caleb Griffith (410 sprints), Mike Bores (late models) and Jason Keckler (305 sprints) opening night at Attica Raceway Park was a big success. All three earned their second career feature wins in front of a huge crowd on Construction Equipment and Supply Night.

Sandusky, Ohio’s Griffith survived a restart with six laps to go – the only caution in the 30-lap O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature – to take the win over six-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlest Dale Blaney and Brian Lay. Griffith, Attica’s 2014 track champion, led every lap of the feature.

“There were a couple of laps where I missed and got sloppy in traffic and I’m thinking ‘Dale’s (Blaney) going to make you pay so you had better get up on the wheel.’ Then the yellow comes out and I see Red 45 (Lay) is running second and Stewie (Brubaker) is running third and I’m thinking ‘yeah we got local fellows up on the podium tonight.’ I don’t know how it ended up but Red (Lay) rolled under me a lap or two on the restart but once we got rolling I figured we had enough to go the distance,” said Griffith beside his Ray Marshall Motorsports, Buckeye Machine Fabricators, J&J Auto Racing, K&N Filters, Fastenal of Kenton, John and Tammy Updegraff’s Blue Room, DPI Ink, Hempy Water of Forest, Lima Powdercoating backed #33m.

“This is huge. I’ve wanted to win an opener for as long as I’ve been doing this. This is huge for this race team, Ray Marshall, Jamie Adams, Craig Brickner, Vic Eilrich my old crew chief came on to help for a couple of nights to help get us off on the right foot,” added Griffith.

It took a few tries to get the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature rolling but when it did, so did Bellevue, Ohio’s Mike Bores as he led all 25 laps. He had a couple of tense moments though. While trying to lap his father, John, the pair made contact and then there was a restart with only one lap to go.

“My helmet was fogging up and I was like ‘come on let’s get this thing going.’ He (John Bores) would go to the high side and I’d go to the bottom and he would pinch me off and I was like what’s going on and I don’t know where the 27 (Eric Spangler) is…I gotta go. This is pretty cool to come out with a new car and get the opening night win. I would like to thank Roeder Racing, Underground Utilities, Fultz Fabrication, York Fabrications, Cam Tech, Accu Force, Burns Electric, Brent and Eddie and all my guys,” said Bores.

In the Fremont Fence 305 sprint feature it looked like Bobby Clark was on his way to another feature win. But, Fremont, Ohio’s Jason Keckler would find the high line to his liking and took the lead with five laps to go to score the victory. For Keckler the win was even more special as he had contemplated quitting racing over the winter.

“We were 90 percent done and in late January we decided to get a new car and try it. I’m trying to get over the fact that I passed Bobby Clark to win a race. The car was pretty good all night long. Driver error was the biggest thing. After that last caution (with 10 laps to go) I just moved up a foot and it just took off and I started catching Bobby. Once I got to him it was like ‘don’t mess up, don’t mess up.’ Then when I got ahead of him I messed up almost ever lap after. I have to thank my mom and dad…he puts a ton of work into this…Rick, my sister, my grandparents, Meggit Farms, Level Performance, Bob Foos,” said Keckler.

“What probably got us racing again was at the end of January my grandfather passed away so to be able to win the first race after his passing means a whole lot to me,” added Jason Keckler.

Griffith and Jody Keegan led the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature with Griffith rim-ridding into the lead. Lay would drive into second on lap two with Keegan, Chris Andrews, Stuart Brubaker, Blaney, Brandon Matus and Max Stambaugh in tow. Griffith would catch the back of the pack by lap five and had a comfortable lead over Lay, Keegan, Brubaker and Andrews. Brubaker would drive into third on lap six with Blaney moving into fifth by lap seven.

With just 10 laps scored, Griffith encountered heavy lapped traffic as he continued to lead Lay, Brubaker, Blaney, Keegan, Byron Reed (up from his 15th starting position) and Andrews. Griffith patiently picked his way through the traffic as Lay, Brubaker and Blaney gave chase. Reed would crack the top five by lap 13 and was closing on Blaney until he spun on lap 24 for the feature’s only caution. Griffith now had a clear track but had Lay and Brubaker on his rear bumper. The car on the move now was Travis Philo who had worked his way to six from his 12th starting spot.

When the green flew Lay tried to drive under Griffith several times but his front wing collapsed and Griffith was able to pull away the remaining three laps. Blaney would nip Lay at the checkers for second with Brubaker and Philo rounding out the top five.

In the late model feature, Mike Bores and Eric Spangler would bring the field to green. After a lap was completed Bobby Michaels would spin. On the restart Scott Phillips and Kent Brewer would tangle. On the ensuing restart Phillips and Dave Hornikel would spin. When lap two was finally scored Bores led Spangler, Matt Irey, Cody Scott and Jon Henry. With four laps scored Nate Potts, Hornikel and Doug Baird would tangle for another caution with the running order Bores, Spangler, Irey, Henry and Ryan Markham.

When the green reappeared Bores would pull away slightly from Spangler with Irey comfortably in third while Markham and Henry waged a great battle for fourth. Bores would catch the rear of the field by lap 11 but Spangler could not close with Irey, Markham, Henry and Devin Shiels in tow. Bores would catch up to his father with five laps to go and made contact as he tried to lap him. Spangler closed to within a couple of car lengths with Irey and Markham also closing. Once he got by, Mike Bores pulled away once again. It was, however, short lived as Michaels would spin on the white flag lap.

Bores would hold off Spangler, Markham, Irey and Shiels the final lap for the win.

Tyler Street and Seth Schneider would bring the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature but before a lap could be completed Dan McCarron made contact with the front stretch wall and flipped. He was not injured. On the ensuing restart Dustin Dinan would slide off turn one, necessitating a third start. This time fourth starting Clark would vault into the lead over Street, Keckler, Luke Griffith, George Englert and Ricky Peterson.

The caution would fly on lap four for Thomas Schinderle who would bring out another caution a lap later. Matt Foos would spin on lap seven to slow the pace of the race. Clark would continue to lead on the ensuing restart over Street, Keckler, Griffith, Kyle Capodice, Englert, John Ivy and Paul Weaver. Dinan would bring out the final caution on lap 14. On the restart Keckler would drive around Street for second and started to close quickly on Clark.

With five laps to go Keckler was racing to Clark’s outside as they entered heavy lapped traffic. Keckler would drive into the lead on lap 21 with Clark, Street, Ivy and Griffith giving chase. Once in the lead, Keckler would continue to rim-ride to the checkers with Clark, Street, Ivy and Steve Rando rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, April 1. Racing on Fisher Performance Night will be the 410 and 305 sprints and late models. For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com, follow the track on Twitter at twitter.com/atticaracewyprk and Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark.

Attica Raceway Park

Construction Equipment and Supply Night

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Starting position [*]

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O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints -

Qualifying

1.73-Chris Andrews, 13.225; 2.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.226; 3.1-Dale Blaney, 13.257; 4.6-Bill Rose, 13.343; 5.5T-Travis Philo, 13.422; 6.19-Doug Zimmerman, 13.475; 7.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.481; 8.13-Brandon Matus, 13.502; 9.67-Tanner Thorson, 13.507; 10.45L-Brian Lay, 13.525; 11.5M-Max Stambaugh, 13.532; 12.60-Jody Keegan, 13.608; 13.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.620; 14.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.746; 15.23-DJ Foos, 13.751; 16.5R-Byron Reed, 13.859; 17.49-Shawn Dancer, 13.959; 18.94R-Robbie Pribnow, 13.994; 19.9-Jordan Ryan, 14.049; 20.33K-Kyle Patrick, 14.310; 21.33-Brent Matus, 14.478; 22.3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.554; 23.7-Shawn Valenti, 14.592; 24.51-Johnny Garvin, 14.597; 25.8J-Jess Stiger, 14.626; 26.11R-Chase Ridenour, 14.706;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[1] ; 3. 73-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 5. 67-Tanner Thorson[5] ; 6. 94R-Robbie Pribnow[7] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[8] ; 8. 51-Johnny Garvin[9] ; 9. 19-Doug Zimmerman[2]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 5M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 4. 6-Bill Rose[4] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer[6] ; 7. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour[9] ; 9. 33K-Kyle Patrick[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[8] ; 8. 7-Shawn Valenti[7]

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

1. 94R-Robbie Pribnow[1] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[2] ; 3. 9-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 5. 33-Brent Matus[4] ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 7. 11R-Chase Ridenour[8] ; 8. 51-Johnny Garvin[7] ; 9. 33K-Kyle Patrick[11] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[9] ; 11. 19-Doug Zimmerman[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[12] ; 6. 73-Chris Andrews[5] ; 7. 5R-Byron Reed[15] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[6] ; 9. 94R-Robbie Pribnow[16] ; 10. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[10] ; 12. 23-DJ Foos[19] ; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs[14] ; 14. 67-Tanner Thorson[13] ; 15. 6-Bill Rose[8] ; 16. 9-Jordan Ryan[18] ; 17. 49-Shawn Dancer[17] ; 18. 33-Brent Matus[20] ; 19. 5M-Max Stambaugh[9] ; 20. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11]

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 2. 1X-Dustin Dinan[6] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 7. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 8. 20P-Eric Persch[9] ; 9. 7J-Andy Priest[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 5. 41-Thomas Schinderle[1] ; 6. 15-Gary Benjamin[2] ; 7. 7-Dylan Kingan[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 3. 11X-George Englert[6] ; 4. 18-Frank Neill[2] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[3] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7] ; 8. 87-Brian Gibbs[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 4. 39C-Scott Riley[5] ; 5. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus[8] ; 7. 42-Kevin Shirey[1]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 41-Thomas Schinderle[2] ; 2. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 5. 7-Dylan Kingan[6] ; 6. 20P-Eric Persch[7] ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin[4]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 3. 13-Jeremy Duposki[3] ; 4. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 5. 94K-Kevin Mingus[4] ; 6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[5] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[7] ; 8. 42-Kevin Shirey[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[13] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[10] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[14] ; 11. 10X-Dustin Stroup[20] ; 12. 11X-George Englert[11] ; 13. 2F-Matt Foos[19] ; 14. 13-Jeremy Duposki[22] ; 15. 9R-Dustin Rall[18] ; 16. 18-Frank Neill[15] ; 17. 39C-Scott Riley[16] ; 18. 1X-Dustin Dinan[9] ; 19. 41-Thomas Schinderle[17] ; 20. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 22. 75-Jerry Dahms[21]

Summit Equipment UMP Late Models -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 15-Jon Henry[5] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 3. 87-Josh Knoll[4] ; 4. 12M-Bobby Michaels[3] ; 5. P33-Josh Robertson[7] ; 6. 30-Nate Potts[1] ; 7. 1F-Justin Collet[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 2. 92-Cody Scott[2] ; 3. 36-Matt Irey[6] ; 4. 27-Eric Spangler[5] ; 5. 12-Kent Brewer[1] ; 6. 69-Doug Baird[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 71-Dave Hornikel[2] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 3. 007-Rick Bond[5] ; 4. 00-Mathew Chapman[3] ; 5. 48-John Bores[4] ; 6. 50-Scott Phillips[7] ; 7. 06-Jake Rendel[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[1] ; 2. 27-Eric Spangler[2] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[8] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[4] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[11] ; 6. 00-Mathew Chapman[9] ; 7. 15-Jon Henry[10] ; 8. 92-Cody Scott[5] ; 9. 007-Rick Bond[12] ; 10. 48-John Bores[15] ; 11. 30-Nate Potts[16] ; 12. 06-Jake Rendel[20] ; 13. 69-Doug Baird[17] ; 14. 12M-Bobby Michaels[3] ; 15. 71-Dave Hornikel[6] ; 16. 87-Josh Knoll[7] ; 17. 12-Kent Brewer[14] ; 18. 50-Scott Phillips[18] ; 19. P33-Josh Robertson[13]

 

 

Hagar Opens NCRA/NSL Weekend with Wire-to-Wire Victory!

Park City, Kansas – March 15, 2016 - The 2016 season opener for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products and the gomuddy.com National Sprint League 360 sprint car divisions kicked off the sixth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout Friday night at 81 Speedway in Park City and when the checkered fell on the night it was Derek Hagar picking up his second career series victory.

John Carney II and Hagar started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature with Hagar taking the lead as the green flag fell. Hagar kept out front of the twenty-four car field throughout the first half of the event, reaching slower cars for the first time on lap fourteen. It was that point the windy-weather conditions played a factor with the track surface and drivers as four caution flags slowed the feature in the final seven laps. That fourth and final caution flag fell on the final lap just as Hagar and second place running Danny Wood were battling for the lead, setting up a green, white and checkered.

On the final restart Hagar got the jump on Wood he needed and went on to claim the $1500 victory. “It seemed like it took forever, but it all worked out,” Hagar said in his postrace interview. “I knew I had to outsmart (Wood) on that restart so I changed up my routine a bit. We just need to do it tomorrow night when it counts for that $10,000.”

The feature had come to a stop on lap twenty when J.D. Johnson, Harli White and Cody Ledger got together with Johnson taking a hard tumble. The red flag was to Woods advantage and he got past race runner-up Carney II for the runner up position enabling him to challenge Hagar for the final five laps.

Carney settled for third while Justin Henderson and Brian Brown rounded out the top five.

The five heat races for the forty-five car field were won by Forrest Sutherland, Zach Daum, defending NCRA champion C.J. Johnson, Lee Grosz and Thomas Kennedy.

The four qualifiers were won by Hagar, Carney, Henderson and Wood while Kennedy and Taylor Velasquez won the two, twelve lap “B” features.

It is back at 81 Speedway tonight (Saturday) for the sixth annual, $10,000 to win “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” with a special start time of 6:00 PM.

NCRA/NSL 360

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

03/25/16

45 Cars

1st Heat (10 Laps): 1. 85-Forrest Sutherland (1); 2. 33l-Danny Lasoski (3); 3. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (5); 4. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (2); 5. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (6); 6. 20-Luke Cranston (9); 7. 33-Kris Miller (7); 8. 6-Kaden Taylor (8); 9. 50-Randy Woodside (4).

2nd Heat (10 Laps): 1. 75k-Zach Daum (2); 2. 24bh-Justin Henderson (3); 3. 9jr-Derek Hagar (9); 4. 98-J.D. Johnson (4); 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller (8); 6. 40-Howard Moore (6); 7. 76-Jay Russell (5); 8. 1-Sean McClelland (7); 9. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (1).

3rd Heat (10 Laps): 1. 45x-C.J. Johnson (2); 2. 81w-Danny Wood (3); 3. 21k-Lou Kennedy Jr. (9); 4. 17w-Harli White (5); 5. 72-Ray Seemann (6); 6. 47-Brant O’Bannion (8); 7. 20g-Jake Greider (1); 8. 51-Josh Fairbank (7); 9. 75-Tommy Barber (4).

4th Heat (10 Laps): 1. 4jx-Lee Grosz (3); 2. 4j-John Carney II (9); 3. 18-Ian Madsen (6); 4. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (5); 5. 91-Jeff Stasa (7); 6. 81s-Stu Snyder (4); 7. 28-Tracey Hill (8); 8. 14-Josh Riggins (2); 9. 29-Brandon Stevenson (1).

5th Heat (10 Laps): 1. 20k-Thomas Kennedy (1); 2. 9n-Wade Nygaard (2); 3. 81a-Chris Morgan (3); 4. 86-Tyler Thomas (6); 5. 21-Brian Brown (8); 6. 35l-Cody Ledger (5); 7. 50z-Zach Chappell (4); 8. 14m-Jordon Mallett (9); 9. 81-Jon Freeman (7).

Qualifier #1 (12 Laps): 1. 4j-John Carney II (6); 2. 21-Brian Brown (2); 3. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (3); 4. 20k-Thomas Kennedy (4); 5. 91-Jeff Stasa (1); 6. 35l-Cody Ledger (8); 7. 14m-Jordon Mallett (9); 8. 51-Josh Fairbank (10); 9. 20-Luke Cranston (7); 10. 81-Jon Freeman (11); 11. 75k-Zach Daum (5); 12. 50-Randy Woodside (DNS).

Qualifier #2 (12 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (6); 2. 9n-Wade Nygaard (3); 3. 98-J.D. Johnson (1); 4. 45x-C.J. Johnson (5); 5. 81a-Chris Morgan (2); 6. 75-Tommy Barber (11); 7. 76-Jay Russell (9); 8. 20g-Jake Greider (10); 9. 47-Brant O’Banion (7); 10. 28-Tracey Hill (8); 11. 33l-Danny Lasoski (4).

Qualifier #3 (12 Laps): 1. 24bh-Justin Henderson (4); 2. 86-Tyler Thomas (3); 3. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (7); 4. 18-Ian Madsen (5); 5. 81s-Stu Snyder (8); 6. 72-Ray Seemann (1); 7. 17w-Harli White (2); 8. 50z-Zach Chappell (9); 9. 21k-Lou Kennedy Jr. (6); 10. 6-Kaden Taylor (10); 11. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (DNS).

Qualifier #4 (12 Laps): 1. 81w-Danny Wood (4); 2. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (2); 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller (3); 4. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (1); 5. 4jx-Lee Grosz (6); 6. 40-Howard Moore (7); 7. 85-Forrest Sutherland (5); 8. 1-Sean McClelland (9); 9. 14-Josh Riggins (10); 10. 33-Kris Miller (8); 11. 29-Brandon Stevenson (DNS).

1st B Feature (12 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 21k-Lou Kennedy Jr. (1); 2. 35l-Cody Ledger (4); 3. 81s-Stu Snyder (3); 4. 72-Ray Seemann (5); 5. 20g-Jake Greider (10); 6. 14m-Jordon Mallett (7); 7. 33-Kris Miller (12); 8. 47-Brant O’Bannion (9); 9. 75-Tommy Barber (6); 10. 6-Kaden Taylor (13); 11. 81a-Chris Morgan (2); 12. 33l-Danny Lasoski (DNS); 13. 1-Sean McClelland (DNS); 14. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (DNS); 15. 50-Randy Woodside (DNS).

2nd B Feature (12 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (2); 2. 40-Howard Moore (4); 3. 91-Jeff Stasa (3); 4. 17w-Harli White (5); 5. 50z-Zach Chappell (10); 6. 51-Josh Fairbank (9); 7. 81-Jon Freeman (13); 8. 76-Jay Russell (7); 9. 28-Tracey Hill (11); 10. 14-Josh Riggins (12); 11. 20-Luke Cranston (8); 12. 85-Forrest Sutherland (1); 13. 75-Zach Daum (6); 14. 29-Brandon Stevenson (DNS).

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2); 2. 81w-Danny Wood (4); 3. 4j-John Carney II (1); 4. 24bh-Justin Henderson (3); 5. 21-Brian Brown (11); 6. 45x-C.J. Johnson (6); 7. 9n-Wade Nygaard (5); 8. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (10); 9. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (13); 10. 86-Tyler Thomas (7); 11. 4jx-Lee Grosz (8); 12. 21k-Lou Kennedy Jr. (17); 13. 2-Parker Price-Miller (15); 14. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (18); 15. 91-Jeff Stasa (22); 16. 17w-Harli White (24); 17. 72-Ray Seemann (23); 18. 20k-Thomas Kennedy (12); 19. 81s-Stu Snyder (21); 20. 98-J.D. Johnson (16); 21. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (14); 22. 35l-Cody Ledger (19); 23. 18-Ian Madsen (9); 24. 40-Howard Moore (20).

Laps led: Derek Hagar 1-25.

 

 

Veal Wins Chase Round Two, Milburn Secures Eureka Series Championship.

Jamie Veal’s domination of the 2015-16 Premier Speedway season continued tonight when he again proved the cream of the crop in a star-studded field claiming Round 2 of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Chase, while Brett Milburn all but sealed the deal as far as securing his maiden Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series Championship was concerned.

Veal was made to fight all the way to the finish in the 30 lap final that was punctuated by a number of tallow flag situations, including a couple within six laps of the race being completed.

At the drop of the Green it was the two Chase combatants, Veal and Robbie Farr, who diced for the ascendancy with the hard charging duo of Steven Lines and James McFadden also providing more than a handful as they traded slide jobs consistently lap after lap.

McFadden, who would eventually wind up with a second place finish, provided one of the highlights of the night, perfecting a monster slide job in turn three that real set up the battle between he and Veal.

Behind the leading trio of Veal, McFadden and the persistent Farr, Lines and Eureka Garages and Sheds Series Leader Brett Milburn were also coming on strong while John Vogels and found his niche on the Premier Speedway high banks after having transferred from the B-Main earlier in the program.

With a number of mid-pack battles, the race fans were spoilt for choice throughout the 30 lap final, with the likes of Daniel Pestka, Tim Hutchins, Ian Loudoun and Ryan Jones all battling for position.

The hard luck stories of the race began on the first lap when contact with another car resulted in Luke Dillon coming to rest precariously against the catch fence, thus putting an end to his night.

Also falling victim as a casualty of this incident was Cameron Gessner who had prior to that looked strong all night long.

On lap 16 David Murcott all but saw his hopes of snatching victory from Jamie Veal in the 2015-16 Parr Motorsports USC Victoria Premier Speedway Track Championship evaporate as he too was forced to watch the second half of the race from the infield after he too made contact with the turn one concrete fence.

Late race casualties were Ben Atkinson, Tim Rankin and the unfortunate Daniel Pestka who’s hard charging night at the office came to a close as the Victory Lane Racegear V88 slowed dramatically and retired to the in field.

The end result was Veal winning from James McFadden, who incidentally won a feature race less than 24 hours earlier at the Perth Motorplex aboard the Krikke Motorsport W2 entry, with Robbie Farr home in third.

Fourth was Steven Lines, just ahead of Brett Milburn with John Vogels, Ryan Jones, Tim Hutchins, Ian Loudoun and Jye O’Keeffe rounding out the top ten.

Danny Reidy and Darren Mollenoyux were the remaining cars to complete the journey.

Earlier in the night the heat wins went to Steven Lines, Brett Milburn, Ian Loudoun, James Gardiner, Ben Atkinson, Cameron Gessner, Jake Smith, Danny Reidy, Robbie Farr and Jack Lee.

Brad Warren won the last chance C-Main from Brayden Parr, Max Dumesny and Dion Bellman.

The B-Main saw victory go to Cameron Gessner from the newly crowned Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion – Luke Dillon, Danny Reidy, Darren Mollenoyux, Jye O’Keeffe while John Vogels claimed the sixth and final transfer spot.

The top six-shootout saw Robbie Farr record a lap of 11.580 to claim pole-position from Jamie Veal (11.596), Steven Lines (11.666), James McFadden (11.778), Brett Milburn (11.858) and Daniel Pestka (11.930).

The Eureka Garages and Sheds Series now moves onto Simpson Speedway next weekend for the Series Finale and Night Two of the Labour Clash which will also feature a $5,000.00 A-Main event.

Earlier in the night the Late Models and V8 Dirt Modified’s produced some spirited heat racing before Western Australia’s Paul Stubber showed his class in claiming the 20 lap Late Model final just ahead of Sydney’s David Doherty who showed all his class to hold out Victoria’s Justin Pearson.

The Late Models won many fans with racing around Sungold Stadium, which will have many penciling in the 2017 Australian Championship at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool ahead of their February 24 and 25 show down next year.

In the V8 Dirt Modified’s it was Daryl Hickson who led from green to checker to take the win from Paul Tindal and Craig Wicks.

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool is on Sunday March 27, 2016 for Night 3 of the Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail which will also feature the Super Rod Cup and a massive season ending Fireworks display as engineered by our good friends at Profire Pyrotechnics.

Tickets for this event can be pre-purchased via the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au or at the gate on race day.

 

 

Forler Flies to CSP Victory Lane

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (March 12, 2016) – Logan Forler flew to his second American Sprint Car Series Southwest Region victory in a row by wiring the field in Saturday night’s season-opening opening event atop the 1/3-mle Canyon Speedway Park clay oval

While the Washington native bested the ASCS Southwest Sprint Car ranks, other CSP Season Opener winners included Bubba Stafford in IMCA Modifieds, Chuck Thornton in Hobby Stock action, Ed Schule in Dwarf Cars and Paul Martin in Micro Sprints.

Orting, WA, native Logan Forler started on the front row outside and fought off 11th-starter Dusty Zomer from South Dakota to take ASCS Southwest Sprint Car honors ahead of J.T. Imperial with 16th-starter Wes Wofford and wingless ace R.J. Johnson rounding out the top five.

In Arizona Differential IMCA Modified action, Bubba Stafford, Jr., made the most of his front row outside starting position by racing to victory lane ahead of Joey Moriarty and NASCAR drop-in Kenny Wallace, who made his way to the show position after starting tenth.

Chuck Thornton capitalized on the pole starting position in IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades presented by Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive action by taking the checkered flag ahead of Jacob Madrid and Jason Crowe.

In Dwarf Car action, Ed Schule raced from 12th to post his second CSP win in a row ahead of 10th-starter Cory Brown and Robert Atencino while Paul Martin rallied from ninth to win the Micro Sprint feature ahead of Kyle Huttenhow and Ryan Walter.

Action continues at Canyon Speedway Park with the Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday night, March 26, featuring the USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Cars along with Western Mod-Lites, Micro Sprints and IMCA Sport Modifieds.

Canyon Speedway Park

March 12, 2016 – Season Opener Results

ASCS Southwest Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 20z-Rick Zeihl, 2. 18w-Lorne Wofford, 3. 75x-T.J. Imperial, 4. 82-Dusty Zomer, 5. 51J-R.J. Johnson, 6. 74-Colton Hardy, 7. 19-Wes Wofford, 8. 17k-Kyle Danielson.

Heat Two: 1. 2L-Logan Forler, 2. 9-Ryan Linder, 3. 91-Casey Buckman, 4. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 5. 5c-Billy Chester, 6. 14-Cody Sickles, 7. 22b-Jesse Baker, 8. 12-James Mosher.

Heat Three: 1. 4h-James Aragon, 2. 0j-Jeremy McCune, 3. 56-Barry Martinez, 4. 7-Danny Mathis, 5. 4x-Rickey Hood, 6. 01-Kaylene Verville, 7. 2-Shad Peterson, 8. 90-Lance Norick.

“B” Main: 1. 51J-R.J. Johnson, 2. 74-Colton Hardy, 3. 5c-Billy Chester, 4. 19-Wes Wofford, 5. 4x-Rickey Hood, 6. 22b-Jess Baker, 7. 90-Lance Norick, 8. 12-James Mosher, 9. 17k-Kyle Danielson, 10. 2-Shad Peterson, 11. 14-Cody Sickles, 12. 01-Kaylene Verville.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler, 2. 82-Dusty Zomer, 3. 75x-T.J. Imperial, 4. 19-Wes Wofford, 5. 51J-R.J. Johnson, 6. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 7. 90-Lance Norick, 8. 9-Ryan Linder, 9. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 10. 22b-Jesse Baker, 11. 56-Barry Martinez, 12. 91-Casey Buckman, 13. 5c-Billy Chester, 14. 0j-Jeremy McCune, 15. 7-Denny Mathis, 16. 18w-Lorne Wofford, 17. 12-James Mosher, 18. 4x-Rickey Hood, 19. 4h-James Aragon, 20. 74-Colton Hardy.

Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 2. 5z-Zack Madrid, 3. 78-Steve Stultz, 4. 82-John Parmeley, 5. 65-Tim Palmer, 6. 4r-Ross Statham, 7. 44-Michael McDowell, 8. 25-Paul Nelson.

Heat Two: 1. 36-Kenny Wallace, 2. 12-Guy Norton, 3. 00-Nate Warren, 4. 51-Joey Moriarty, 5. 55-Nick Gann, 6. 1d-Mike Strobl, 7. 97-Josh Sneed.

“A” Feature: 1. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 2. 51-Joey Moriarty, 3. 36-Kenny Wallace, 4. 5z-Zack Madrid, 5. 12-Guy Norton, 6. 1d-Mike Strobl, 7. 00-Nate Warren, 8. 78-Steve Stultz, 9. 44-Michael McDowell, 10. 55-Nick Gann, 11. 97-Josh Sneed, 12. 4r-Ross Statham, 13. 82-John Parmeley, 14. 65-Tim Palmer, 15. 25-Paul Nelson.

IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades presented by Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive:

Heat One: 1. 15J-Jacob Madrid, 2. XX-Chuck Thornton, 3. 55-Merle Zachrison, 4. 16b-Richard Bennett, 5. 54-James Turensky, 6. 08-Michelle Halfill.

Heat Two: 1. 09-Paul O’Connor, 2. 99-Trenton Setelin, 3. 45k-Mark Kilian, 4. 13-Jason Crowe, 5. 24L-Ross Langer, 6. 91-Chris Boulware.

“A” Feature: 1. XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 3. 13-Jason Crowe, 4. 45k-Mark Kilian, 5. 55-Merle Zachrison, 6. 9-Paul O’Connor, 7. 99-Trenton Setelin, 8. 16b-Richard Bennett, 9. 08-Michelle Halfhill, 10. 24L-Ross Langer, 11. 54-James Turensky, 12. 91-Chris Boulware.

Dwarf Cars:

Heat One: 1. 87-Robert Antencino, 2. 93-A.J. Breau, 3. 61-John Ogden, 4. 11-Heather Hennessey, 5. 05-Brian Stehr, 6. 23-Jesse Kuntz, 7. 2n-Cale Rudy, 8. 96-Tyler Inscore.

Heat Two: 1. 29-Cory Brown, 2. 66-Frank Rhodes, 3. 38-Jeff Foster, 4. 46n-Mike Moyer, 5. 22-Daniel Lamm, 6. 46-Kevin Davis, 7. 47-Steve Kapaun, 8. 64-Sunny Degroat.

Heat Three: 1. 10-Helen Hennessey, 2. 88-Ed Schule, 3. 43-Tim Cotherman, 4. 27-Rusty Degroat, 5. 12-Pat Hennessey, 6. 0-Brian Hattlestad, 7. 20-Levi Rudy, 8. 26-Justin Fletcher.

“A” Feature: 1. 88-Ed Schule, 2. 29-Cory Brown, 3. 87-Robert Atencino, 4. 05-Brian Stehr, 5. 46-Kevin Davis, 6. 27-Rusty Degroat, 7. 10-Helen Hennessey, 8. 43-Tim Cothreman, 9. 11-Heather Hennessey, 10. 61-John Ogden, 11. 12-Pat Hennessey, 12. 66-Frank Rhodes, 13. 0-Brian Hattlestad, 14. 38-Jeff Foster, 15. 47-Steve Kapaun, 16. 93-A.J. Breau, 17. 46n-Mike Moyer, 18. 64-Sunny Degroat, 19. 96-Tyler Inscore, 20. 26-Justin Fletcher, 21. 20-Levi Rudy, 22. 23-Jesse Kuntz, 23. 2n-Cale Rudy.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 41h-Colton Hardy, 2. 9x-Dennis Carrier, 3. 4-Ryan Walter, 4. 50-Ray Herrera, 5. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 6. 81-Tyler Dean, 7. 52-Cameron LaRose.

Heat Two: 1. 88-Tyler Merrill, 2. 2-Ryan Hennessey, 3. 29-Paul Martin, 4. 04j-Dale Eliason, Jr., 5. 11m-A.J. Miller, 6. 28-Mark Morin, 7. 29J-Jeff Christoferson.

Heat Three: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 3. 16-Pat Wing, 4. 7-Kevin Keefer, 5. 91T-James LaRose, 6. 72-Anton Hernandez, 7. 25-Mike Sanders.

“A” Feature: 1. 29-Paul Martin, 2. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 3. 4-Ryan Walter, 4. 04j-Dale Eliason, Jr., 5. 16-Pat Wing, 6. 50-Ray Herrera, 7. 81-Tyler Dean, 8. 11m-A.J. Miller, 9. 25-Mike Sanders, 10. 52-Cameron LaRose, 11. 29J-Jeff Christoferson, 12. 91T-James LaRose, 13. 41h-Colton Hardy, 14. 9x-Dennis Carrier, 15. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 16. 28-Mark Morin, 17. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 18. 7-Kevin Keefer, 19. 2-Ryan Hennessey, 20. 88-Tyler Merrill, 21. 72-Anton Hernandez.

 

 

STEWART TRIES TO DO IT BUT SMEE SMASHES NEW NSW SPEEDCAR CHAMPIONSHIP

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

March 13, 2016

Nathan Smee survived the impressive advances of Michael Stewart to win his second NSW Speedcar Championship at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway tonight, leading home Stewart in second place and defending champion Matt Jackson in third.

Smee dominated the 30-lap Championship race until Stewart began running him down and even effected a brief pass for the lead before Smee regained the advantage and was rarely troubled after that.

“Michael took me off cruise mode,” Smee admitted on the podium, “I was having a bit of a snooze and when he went past it woke me up and I got going again. You can’t afford to give these kids a sniff, especially someone like him.”

Stewart paid tribute to his more experienced rival.

“Nathan’s a great racer,” he conceded, “I’ve always looked up to him as a racer so it was cool to race him like that. I knew he wasn’t going to let me have it easily so when he got back past me I didn’t think I’d get another chance and I was right.”

Darren Jenkins was rapid but a poor start saw him drop several positions and then fight hard to regain them before engine gremlins saw him head to the pits prematurely after showing significant speed.

Reid Mackay continued to show considerable potential in the #76 entry and his eventual sixth spot ahead of the also improving Cam Restall was a great result for both those combatants.

Official placings Speedcars:

1. Nathan Smee

2. Michael Stewart

3. Matt Jackson

4. Troy Jenkins

5. Jamie McKinlay

6. Reid Mackay

7. Cameron Restall

8. Bob Jackson

9. Gary Rooke

10. Aidan Corish

11. Braydan Willmington

12. Trevor Malouf

13. Paul Murphy

14. Dean Meadows

15. Michael Harders

16. Courtney O’Hehir

17. Jack Black

18. Don Mackay

19. Jordan Mackay

20. Anthony Chaffey DNF

21. Darren Jenkins DNF

22. Jeremy Evans DNF

23. Kaitlyn Anthony DNF

24. Michael Paice DNF

The Late Model main event success went to Darryl Grimson over Bruce McKenzie in second place and Brad Goman recording a career best third place in what was brutal affair.

Australian Speedcar Champion Michael Pickens had flown in from New Zealand at the invitation of Bruce McKenzie to steer a late model for the very first time.

“I’ve been on the look out for a long time to drive something like this,” Pickens admitted at the start of the night, “I’m really excited that it finally came up and I have to thank Bruce McKenzie and Mark Cooper for helping to make it happen.”

It took Pickens barely five hot laps to get on the pace.

He stormed to top four from the rear in Heat One, nearly won Heat Two (veteran Ron Pyne knocked him off on a late-race restart) and was looking very feisty indeed in the main event before an early race incident flattened his left rear tyre and took him out.

Pickens will return to Sydney to contest the Late Model Easternapolis in the Bruce McKenzie #66 Mastersbilt on May 7.

Veteran Ron Pyne was his usual dazzling self in the Autopro #9 and led many laps after a spectacular tussle with Darryl Grimson but a spin late in the race saw the former Aussie Sedan champion head to the rear.

Todd Bayley was fourth and promptly loaded up to drive to Warrnambool to contest the Late Model action at Premier Speedway tomorrow night in support of the Victorian Chase round.

Queenslander Ricky Robinson made an impressive debut at Valvoline Raceway in scoring a top five finish ahead of Ron Pyne in sixth and the always spectacular Nathan Disney in seventh.

Official placings Late Models:

1. Darryl Crimson

2. Bruce McKenzie

3. Brad Goman

4. Todd Bayley

5. Ricky Robinson

6. Ron Pyne

7. Nathan Disney

8. Katelyn Hickey

9. Anthony Vysma

10. Dean Hickey DNF

11. David Doherty DNF

12. Michael Hickey DNF

13. Michael Pickens DNF

14. Ben Nicastri DNF

Lachlan Onley manhandled his NSW#1 Mustang to a bruising Super Sedan main event leading home livewire Tasmanian Callum Harper in second and Andrew White in third.

The race saw some phenomenal battles between Onley, Darren Kane, Matt Sweet, Harper and Robert Carrig that were a continuation from the earlier hectic heat racing.

A multiple car crash was a premature end for leader Darren Kane in the Dominator Racecars #36 when was unable to avoid the spun Bernie Roberts, Wayne Dick, Mark Towers and Darren Anning.

Prior to that crash Kane was locked in an epic struggle with Australian champion Matt Pascoe and Tasmanian champ Callum Harper.

Harper pulled off a massive upset by scorching past into the lead and looked set for his maiden Valvoline Raceway victory before he spun on his own in turn one and two and had to go to the rear.

“I just screwed up,” Harper would later admit, “I just about had the win and I made a mistake. I was pretty happy with how we were going considering I’d done one lap of this place before when I walked around it and that was my only experience here.”

Onley was naturally pleased to get the win.

“I’m really thankful to the Harpers for coming up from Tassie and the Boettcher guys for coming down from Queensland to support this race, we had some really fast cars here tonight. I was sorry to see Kaney (Darren) go out like that but I’m pleased we could get the win.”

Official placings Super Sedans:

1. Lachlan Onley

2. Callum Harper

3. Andrew White

4. Robert Carrig

5. Wayne Dick

6. Mark Towers

7. Bernie Roberts

8. DNF Matt Pascoe

9. DNF Paul Kranitis

10. DNF Darren Kane

11. DNF Darren Anning

12. DNF Barry Towers

13. DNF Lyle Harris

The Street Stock main event went to Newcastle lady racer Kiona Sunerton who came from position eight on the grid to best Phil Clarke in second place and early leader Brendan Wakeman third.

1. Kiona Sunerton

2. Phil Clarke

3. Brendan Wakemen

4. Andrew Espener

5. Ray Tyler

6. Karl Shields

7. Joel Carrig

8. Chris Campbell

9. Shane McPhee

10. Matthew Ryan

11. Shane Saunders

12. Andrew Wakeman

13. Michael Borg DNF

14. Matt Hope DNF

15. Charlie Dodson DNF

16. Corian Sharpe DNF

17. Troy Dawes DNF

18. Dave Hamilton DNF

19. Blake Doyle DNF

20. Max Cotton DNF

The AMCA National main event success went to a thrilled Peter Markulin who steered the brand new #93 car to victory over Steve Price in second place and Darrell Kime home third.

Official placings for AMCA Nationals:

1. Peter Markulin

2. Steve Price

3. Darrell Kime

4. Billy MacPherson

5. Lindsay Cornwell

6. Wayne Simpson

7. Troy Kennedy

8. Brandon George

9. Tania Craig

10. Shannon Jennins DNF

11. John Markulin DNF

12. Terry Pankhurst DNF

13. Joe Batch DNF

14. Glen Hawkes DNF

15. Glen Kenny DNF

16. Shane Anderson DNF

17. Raymond Kime DNF

 

 

Carney sweeps Red River Roundup IMCA RaceSaver Sprint features

WICHITA FALLS, Texas ­(March 4-5) –­ John Carney II was late getting to the track Friday night, and that was the only time he was late getting anywhere during the March 4-5 Red River Roundup.

Carney won both IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car features during the opening weekend for the new Sprint Series of Oklahoma at Red River Speedway, earning $700 on Friday and $1,000 on Saturday.

The sweep gave him 14 straight RaceSaver feature wins, including last September’s Sprint Car Nationals.

“I had a great car both nights. I could go anywhere on the track with it and that was thanks to my crew,” noted Carney, driver of the Coyote Candle Company ride.

After missing the draw and racing from ninth to second in his heat, Carney’s Friday checkers came from 14th starting in the main event. He was on time Saturday and won his heat, then started outside the front row and led all 25 laps.

Tim Crawley, Justin Melton, Zane Lawrence and Joe Wood Jr. completed the opening night top five. Jake Bubak, Andy Shouse, Wood and Crawley were second through fifth, respectively, on Saturday.

Carney was up to seventh in just two laps on opening night, making use of the lower line while much of the rest of the field opted for the high side, and was running second when the seventh circuit was scored. A lapped car came into play when he passed Crawley for the lead around midway.

“Tim ran the top side. I knew I’d have to pass him low so I started running the top in (turns) one and two and the bottom in three and four,” Carney said. “He came up on a lapped car and didn’t have quite the momentum. I had a full head of steam and was able to pass them both.”

The green flag stayed out for the first 20 circuits on Saturday. Two lapped cars separated Carney and Bubak before the caution waved with five to go.

“After the restart I just concentrated on hitting my marks,” he said. ”I was pretty sure no one would be able to catch me.”

Feature Results

March 4 – 1. John Carney II; 2. Tim Crawley; 3. Justin Melton; 4. Zane Lawrence; 5. Joe Wood Jr.; 6. Jake Bubak; 7. Andy Shouse; 8. Jake Martens; 9. C.J. Hulsey; 10. David Wilsey; 11. Logan Scherb; 12. T.J. Homkamp; 13. T. J. Michael; 14. Zack Blurton; 15. Brandon Long; 16. Sterling Hoff; 17. Michelle Melton; 18. Joey Starnes; 19. Martin Edwards; 20. John Kelley; 21. Chase Parson.

March 5 – 1. Carney; 2. Bubak; 3. Shouse; 4. Wood; 5. Crawley; 6. Justin Melton; 7. Hulsey; 8. Martens; 9. Lawrence; 10. Michelle Melton; 11. Ryan Hall; 12. Scherb; 13. Ty Williams; 14. Taylor Velazquez; 15. Tucker Doughty; 16. Blurton; 17. Chance McCrary; 18. Kaden Taylor; 19. Blake Davis; 20. Long.

 

 

Steele dominates field at Desoto Speedway

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

Heading into the second race of the season for the Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series, Dave Steele said he had to do something he's really never done at Desoto Speedway, a venue where he has absolutely dominated over the years: run scared.

However, it was the competition that should have been running scared during Saturday's event. Steele, who was flirting with the track record during hot laps and during the heat race portion of the evening, took the lead just past the halfway point and drove on to add yet another Desoto trophy to his already impressive trophy case. Jason Kimball, who held off Mickey Kempgens to win one of the three heat races paced the field to start the 30-lap main event. Dave Steele, winner of another one of the heats, started eighth and had already charged up to second when the caution flew for Matthew Hall's spin on the second lap. Steele was sent back to fourth for the restart, but quickly joined Kempgens at the front of the field. The duo caught heavy traffic on th 10th lap and Steele stayed directly in Kempgens' tire tracks as the cars flew around the 3/8-mile oval. The leaders cleared the traffic and Steele made his move for the top spot with an outside pass in turn four just past the halfway point of the race. “He was defintely fast,” Steele said. “I think one thing that helped us when we were approaching lapped traffic was that he kept getting dirty air off their cars. Our car was good from start to finish.” Steele ran up on the pack of lapped traffic again in the final 10 laps, even lapping the fast cars of usual Desoto contenders Troy DeCaire and Sport Allen in the waning laps. Kempgens used the lapped traffic to close in on Steele in the final laps, but was unable to do anything with the two-time Little 500 champion down the stretch. “We were just running scared out there because we knew there were a lot of fast cars,” Steele said. “It was busy out there and you didn't know who was who or who was where – so we ran like a scalded dog and hope we got there first.” Kimball finished third. Shane Butler, winner of the final heat race, finished fourth and was the only other car on the lead lap. The Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series returns to action on March 19 with a feature event at Showtime Speedway.

Desoto Speedway March 5, 2016 A-Main Results 3 Dave Steele 5 Mickey Kempgens 79 Jason Kimball 18 Shane Butler 56 Blake Rose 22 Johnny Gilbertson 91 Troy DeCaire 55 Tommy Nichols 88 Sport Allen 99 Matthew Hall 2 Clayton Donaldson 86 JJ Dutton 15 Troy Thompson J1 Michael Tharp 22x Carlie Yent 85 Rex Hollinger 3 Jeff Firesteine 44 Gary Wiggins 1 Ty DeCaire 84 Ernie Teed Jr 39 Terry Taylor 4 Travis Bliemister 44p Bill Pettijohn Southern Race Fuels Heat 1 - 1) 33 Dave Steele, 2) 55 Tommy Nichols, 3) 91 Troy DeCaire, 4) 56 Blake Rose, 5) J1 Mike Tharp, 6) 44 Gary Wiggins, 7) 2 Clayton Donaldson 8) 4 Travis Bliemister Dayton Andrews Dodge Heat 2 - 1) 79 Jason Kimball, 2) 5 Mickey Kempgens, 3) 99 Matthew Hall, 4) 22 Johnny Gilbertson, 5) 88 Sport Allen, 6) 84 Ernie Teed, 7) 1 Ty DeCaire, 8) 44p Bill Pettijohn Hoosier Race Tires Heat 3 - 1) 18 Shane Butler, 2) 86 JJ Dutton, 3) 15 Troy Thompson, 4) 85 Rex Hollinger, 5) 22x Carlie Yent, 6) 3 Jeff Firesteine 7) 39 Terry Taylor -dns

 

PERRIS SPRINT CAR OPENER SENIOR AND YOUNG GUN RESULTS!

(Perris, CA, March 7, 2016) Results for the Senior and Young Gun Sprint Car Series’ at last Saturday’s Sokola Shootout at Perris Auto Speedway.

Senior Sprints (drivers 45 and over)

1. Dwayne Marcum – Riverside

2. Eddie Tafoya – Chino Hills

3. Richard McCormick – Canyon Country

4. Rick Hendrix – Palmdale

5. Bill Badger – Santa Clarita

6. Jack Hawley – Menifee

7. Steve Brown – Corona

8. Danny Parrish – Fairbanks, AK

9. Darren Slater – San Diego

Tony Lima of Hacienda Heights had a major flip that got some major air and an up close look at LoudPedal cameraman Mike Truex in Senior heat race action on Saturday. Lima was shaken, but otherwise uninjured in the violent crash. Please give photo credit to Vane.

Young Guns (drivers 14-25 with no prior sprint car experience)

1. Courtney Crone – Corona

2. Matt McCarthy – Riverside

3. Hannah Mayhew – Acton

4. Daniel Anderson – Venice

5. Malyssa Perkins – Newport Beach

Courtney Crone of Corona, who turned 15 on Monday, on the low line trying to pass teammate Daniel Anderson, 18 of Venice, in Young Gun Sprint Car action Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway. Please give photo credit to Vane.

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AND THEY ALL CHASE JAMIE

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Round One of the historic Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Chase has gone to the seemingly unstoppable Jamie Veal.

Veal powered the #35 SWI Engineering Maxim to the $10,000 victory to lead home a lively Danny Reidy in second and Max Dumesny filling out the final position on the podium in the 35 lap A-Main.

“I struggled a bit early in the race,” Veal conceded, “the track was really different tonight and it took me a while to get some clear track and find where my car was best. Danny did a great job for most of the race and I was lucky we had a restart to get a chance to run him down.”

Reidy was pleased with the runner up spot.

“From what they tell me we were pretty fast, it’s always hard to gauge how effective your set up when you’re in front but the boys told me we had a good little lead there for a while,” explained the Alice Springs born Queenslander.

Max Dumesny was loving the slick nature of the track and helping himself to some monster slide jobs in the Valvoline Maxim.

“Congratulations to Jamie for another great win, he really is the guy to beat these days. Danny and I had a great race going on behind him but neither one of us had much for him I don’t think.”

The battles within the pack were legendary with at one point a four wide battle erupting into turn one between Garry Brazier, Robbie Farr, Max Dumesny and James McFadden.

Grant Anderson was rapid in the Bandag Latrobe Valley #37, as was Sam Walsh’s #92 Rocket Maxim, Darryl Campbell really got going late in the race in the #28 Villtruck entry, Max Johnston came from back beyond the tenth row to claim a strong seventh, Matt Smith finished strongly in the #11 Barry Lewis KPC and the Dumesny brothers Matt and Marcus rounded out the top ten with ninth and tenth respectively.

Tenth for Marcus was his career best result in the Valvoline #47.

James McFadden had a frustrating night in the Westralian Diamond Drillers #25 with a mystery vibration that took him out of contention for an immediate A-Main transfer despite timing in 6th fastest in qualifying.

McFadden came out several times behind other races to try and trace the vibration but had to battle through to win the B-Main and then get as high as fourth before a mechanical gremlin reared its head again and he pulled into the pits with not long left in the race.

Until that point he was barnstorming, as is the norm.

Jordyn Brazier had moved up into fourth position in the #21 Capalaba Wreckers entry only to blow a right rear tyre when pushing forward towards a possible podium finish.

Earlier in the night Jamie Veal set Quick Time in qualifying and heat wins went to Garry Brazier, Max Dumesny, Grant Anderson and Darryl Campbell.

The Pole Shootout was won by Sammy Walsh and he started alongside Robbie Farr for the A-Main.

Farr was hectic in the A-Main and certainly in contention for a podium finish when he made contact with Max Johnston’s car heading into turn three and the Hi-Tec Oils #7 Cool rolled bringing on the red lights and ending Farr’s charge prematurely.

Final positions were:

1. Jamie Veal

2. Danny Reidy

3. Max Dumesny

4. Grant Anderson

5. Sam Walsh

6. Darryl Campbell

7. Max Johnston

8. Matt Smith

9. Matt Dumesny

10. Marcus Dumesny

11. Roddy Bellbowen

12. Jackson Delamont

13. Jimmy Matchett

14. Mitchell Dumesny

15. Ben Atkinson

16. Lachlan Abbott

17. Warren Ferguson

18. Michael Saller

19. Robbie Farr DNF

20. Jay Waugh DNF

21. Jordyn Brazier DNF

22. Garry Brazier DNF

23. James McFadden DNF

24. Jack Lee

A-Main victories in the Legend Cars went to Reagan Angel for the fourth consecutive time this season over Robbie Rawlings in second and Glen Philpott in third in a repeat of the exact finishing order

The Lightning Sprint feature went to Darren Salmon who finally emerged from almost two years of disappointment to score victory in the Kevin Waters Towing 15 lap A-Main with Matt Geering finishing second and Chris Davis coming home in third.

 

 

Thorson Tops POWRi West Season Opener.

Wichita Falls, TX March 6th 2016| On a chili evening in Texas 38 drivers signed in for competition at the season opener for the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series.

5 heat races would see drivers putting on an exciting show for those in attendance as the racing surface was in superb condition.Heat races would be won by Blake Edwards, Geo White, Carson Macedo, Austin Brown and Jason McDougal.

B-Features would be won by Steven Shebester and Justin Melton.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma's Jason McDougal would be the nights Integrity Customs high point man and during intermission would roll a 1 on the large dice to determine there would be no inversion for the A-Feature.

Jason McDougal and Tanner Thorson would lead the field to green with McDougal getting the early jump. It wouldn't take long for things to heat up as Thorson would challenge for the lead with a slide job through turn one and 2 but McDougal wouldn't go down with out a fight and crossed under off turn 2. Thorson would take over the lead the next lap and 3 laps later the caution would fly for McDougal who had a mechanical failure.

Back under green flag racing Thorson would lead as a hard charging Harli White would battle past the 67 of Thorson. White would lead several laps before Thorson would slide for the lead through 1 & 2. While Thorson led his fellow KKM team mates Carson Macedo and Spencer Bayston would make moves through field and use the same move Thorson did to pass White.

The nights only red flag would fly at lap 20 as the 2015 Champion and Rookie of the Year Anton Hernandez would get upside down in turn 2. Back underway Thorson would lead Macedo, Robert Sellers and Tim Crawley. With only 5 to go Bayston would make his move quickly sliding up the the third position.

As the checkered flag flew Thorson would cross the line 1st with Macedo, Bayston, Sellers and Crawley rounding out the top 5. The nights hard charger would go to Robert Sellers of Mustang, Oklahoma after he started 18 to finish 4th.

. Teams that may not have ran with us tonight are encouraged to make the trip as Mr.J said he enjoyed the show so much tonight that will be adding more bonus pay. The finale of the Season Opening Weekend will conclude tomorrow night as races are set to start at 6pm.

For more info on the Lucas Oil POWRi West midget series visit www.powri.com

 

 

All Stars night to remember

As the history books will now show the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series held the Grand Final at Timmis Speedway Mildura last Saturday night and what a grand final it was. It had the works, a thrilling feature race that was unfortunately cut short 4 laps with #V33 Michael Holt taking a wild ride in 3-4 and damaging the catch fence which could not be repaired quickly. Phil Lock secured another Quick Time at the start of the night and the A Main win. The Pole Shoot Out also declared after Moule and Farrer tagged which sent both cars flipping violently. Both drivers escaped injury but unfortunately both cars and the Pit Gate were significantly damaged. Moule was out for the night as his chassis didn’t fair was well as he did. Team Farrer had the huge task of rebuilding the car for the A and for the Series Championship. The Mildura Club also had to set about repairing the gate to allow the meeting to continue. Young Rusty Hickman returned to the Series but flipped on the back straight on lap 2 of the main and the Ambulance had to attend the young driver and whilst doing this an open red was declared. The open red gave Farrer’s Team the opportunity to work on the car as they had steering issues. With Hickman finally exiting the car under his own steam the race was restarted. Lock lead the field for the restart but Corey Lincoln #V8 was hot on his rear nerf showing his nose time and time again but didn’t find the right time to make the pass. Sitting in 3rd was #S44 Dan Evans and Farrer in 4th. The pair was both hot on the heels of the top 2 and also waiting for the chance to pass. Farrer eventually getting the opportunity to slip under Evans for 3rd. #V40 Dion Bellman put on a clinic after starting from the back of the field after dropping a heat to finish in 5th place. Unfortunately Brendan Guerin who was driving for the Ruhs Brothers # SA99 normally piloted by Brad Sweet had mechanical issues and didn’t get the opportunity to show his talent. Foster had steering issues and had to pull infield. S96 Darryl Guerin with a great drive raced his way up to P6. S5 Gates another to have a talented drive finishing in 7th after starting towards the back of the A because of dropping a heat.

What a way to say goodbye to the 9th season– action, excitement, drama, a huge crowd and awesome racing, it had it all.

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Brenten Farrer - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Trigga Gates – drum of methanol Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Dion Bellman - Show bag of Lucas Oil products Hot Arse Award – Shaun McClure- Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Phil Lock– a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Phil Lock – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8 - Mark Weaver Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award - Jed Bell - stainless steel front Nerf bar Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Brad Foster - $200 cash MD Motorsport Random Draw – Shaun McClure – complete set nerf bars

 

 

Andy Forsberg Dominates Toller Memorial

Marysville, CA (February 28, 2016) – Auburn’s Andy Forsberg was perfect in his first race of 2016. Driving the PT Shocks / PitStopUSA / Autism Awareness #7c, Forsberg set quick time in qualifying, won the eight-lap heat race and led the majority of the 25-lap main event. However, with seven laps to go, Forsberg made contact with a lapped car that resulted in a broken right front torsion arm. Tension was high around the racetrack as most people questioned if he could nurse his broken car home to a victory. Not only did he win but held a comfortable lead at the checkered flag. “I have no idea how we survived those final few laps,” said Forsberg post-race. “Our front end is pretty beat up and looks like the front axle is bent.” Yet he noted, “This is a big thing for me. I started my racing career at Ernie Purssell Speedway and that’s where I met Sherm and his family. This is a race I always wanted to win.” While Forsberg gets the accolades we’d be remised if we didn’t mention Justin Sanders and his charge to the front. Sanders did not start his heat race. This hampered his starting spot in the main event. Sanders would line up on the grid in the eight row, sixteenth spot. Sanders carved his way through the field and were one of the few drivers able to maneuver on the hammer down hooked up track. Sanders races his way up to third on lap 20 but struggled to get by second running Billy Wallace. On the final lap Sanders was able to pass Wallace to secure second spot but was too far behind Forsberg to mount a serious challenge. Wallace finished in the third spot. Two-time Toller Memorial winner Jeremy Burt finished in the fourth spot. Geoff Ensign drove a solid race and finished fifth. Heat race winners included Forsberg, Ryan Robinson and Wallace. Forsberg won an extra $100 from the Hall family by turning a lap of 12.533 in qualifying. A total of 22 drivers attended the 7th Annual Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial event. Terry Schank Jr. returned to Marysville Raceway and seemed to blend right back into the groove. Schank Jr. held off a challenge from local resident Josh Vieira to capture the $750 win. Vieira got the better of Schank in the first heat race. Those two drivers were fun to watch tonight. Finishing third in the 20 lap main event was Jimmy Christian. It was a nice comeback for Christian who was involved in an early accident. Christian was victorious in the second heat race. Marcus Smith took a nasty spill going into turn one during the main event. The flip was spectacular but happy to report he exited the damaged car quickly and seemed to be just fine. Fred Ryland is as good as they come in the Sport Mods. Ryland win the 20-lap main event and looked convincing in doing so. The Cooper team did their best to challenge Ryland but was never quite able to make it happen. Brian Cooper finished in the second spot. Todd Cooper overcame an early race mishap to comeback and finish third. Patti Ryland drove all the way up to finish in the fourth spot. Kyle Chaney survived a wild night of damage to his car and finished fifth. Mike Drake won the first eight lap heat race. Todd Cooper won the second heat race. A total of 17 Sport Mods attended the Toller Memorial. Full results are available at mylaps.com Next scheduled event at Marysville Raceway is March 12. Please visit http://www.marysvilleraceway.com/ for a list of upcoming races.

 

BATTLE OF TRENTON TQ MIDGET INDOOR FEATURE DISQUALIFICATION OF TONY DIMATTIA MOVES JIMMY BLEWETT TO SECOND

TRENTON, NJ February 28, 2016 – Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) officials have announced a revised finish for Saturday night’s TQ Midget feature at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J.

The revision came when apparent second finisher Tony DiMattia was disqualified for a motor infraction discovered during a routine post-race inspection.

Erick Rudolph won the race and the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions VP Racing Series 2016 championship.

The post-race disqualification elevates Jimmy Blewett to the runner-up spot in the official finish and Scott Kreutter is now credited with a third place result. Kreutter was acknowledged as the race’s Hard Charger, an award sponsored by Dr. William Lowe. Kreutter started 20th in the 26-car field.

Each of the other drivers moves up one spot in the official finish with DiMattia disqualified and placed 26th and last in the running order.

The official Battle Of Trenton TQ Midget feature finish, as revised by LSMP follows.

Revised / Official TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Jimmy Blewett, 3. Scott Kreutter, 4. Patrick Emerling, 5. Jonathan Reid, 6. Ryan Susice, 7. Bobby Holmes, 8. Nick Ladyga, 9. Shawn Nye, 10. Brett Michalski, 11. Justin Bonsignore, 12. Zane Zeiner, 13. Andrew Krause, 14. Anthony Sesely, 15. Matt Roselli, 16. Tim Buckwalter, 17. Andy Jankowiak, 18. John Ivy, 19. Rob Neely, 20. Kyle Reinhardt, 21. Mike Lichty, 22. Earl Paules, 23. Tim Nye, 24. Joey Payne, 25. Ted Christopher. Disqualified: Tony DiMattia (From Second)

ERICK RUDOLPH WINS THE BATTLE OF TRENTON AND CLAIMS LSMP VP RACING SERIES TQ MIDGET TITLE; FOUR-MINUTE SLINGSHOT THRILL IS TAKEN BY JESSE HARTMAN

TRENTON, NJ February 28, 2016 – Erick Rudolph wrapped a near-perfect weekend Saturday night at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J., when he won the 40-lap Battle Of Trenton TQ Midget Indoor race. The victory was his second of the three race Len Sammons Motorsports Productions VP Racing Series 2016 season and he earned his second straight Series title with the win.

“The car was good, as it always seems to be,” Rudolph said. “I got a break or two in lapped traffic and was able to get good restarts.”

Tony DiMattia, driving one of the four 600 Micro Sprint cars that qualified for the 26-car feature, moved by Jimmy Blewett off the final turn on the last lap to finish a shocking second; Blewett settled for third.

“I dropped back a little at the start because things happen in the early laps in these races,” DiMattia, who started 13th, said. “Then the car just started coming in.”

The finish was so close that DiMattia had to be told by his crew after the race that he had edged Blewett for the second spot.

Scott Kreutter’s advance through the field was even more profound than DiMattia’s. He earned fourth at the line from 20th starting spot. Patrick Emerling was fifth.

Jonathan Reid, pole starter Ryan Susice, Bobby Holmes, Nick Ladyga and Shawn Nye rounded out the top ten.

An eight-car, five-lap Dash that determined the order of the first four rows for the 40-lap headliner was won by Susice over Rudolph and Blewett.

Five 10-lap TQ Midget heat races with the top two finishers in each transferring to the A-Main were won by Zane Zeiner over Andrew Krause, by Andy Jankowiak ahead of Matt Roselli, by Emerling over Bobby Holmes, by Justin Bonsignore ahead of Earl Paules and by DiMattia ahead of John Ivy.

Krause’s second place finish in heat one was particularly noteworthy in that he started from the rear of the field. Holmes’ runnerup finish in heat three was remarkable in that he gained the spot over Joey Payne on a daring inside turn three pass on the final lap, and Ivy’s second spot result was worthy of note in that it was his first successful qualifying effort after previous difficulties in Atlantic City.

Mike Lichty won the D-Main for the TQs, and Ryan Tidman the C-Main. The B-Main which secured starting spots for the first four cars in the A-Main was won by Joey Payne.

Jesse Hartman started on the pole in the 20-lap Slingshot feature and stayed there throughout the race. It was a remarkable race in that Anthony Raisner challenged Hartman for the final ten laps as lapped traffic interfered with the leaders’ pace. But Hartman held, to win a race that took just four minutes and three seconds to run.

Hartman, often a Slingshot feature contender in LSMP races, won for the first time. Raisner was second and Paul Hartwig, Jr. ran his best race ever indoors to take third. Teenager Dylan Steuer was fourth and Seth Spayd fifth.

In the Slingshot preliminary racing action, Jesse Hartman, Anthony Raisner and Robbie Albreda won the three Slingshot heat races and Ed Stangle took the checkered flag in the Slingshot B feature.

Rudolph was named the LSMP Slingshot champion, based on points accrued in the Allentown, Atlantic City and Trenton Slingshot races.

The Battle Of Trenton concluded the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions VP Racing Series. Prior events at Allentown, Pa., won by Rudolph and Atlantic City, N.J., won by Sesely preceded the Trenton race.

LSMP will release its 2017 Indoor Series schedule soon. The traditional end of January Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City race will anchor the slate with events at Allentown, Pa. and Trenton, N.J.

TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Tony DiMattia, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Scott Kreutter, 5. Patrick Emerling, 6. Jonathan Reid, 7. Ryan Susice, 8. Bobby Holmes, 9. Nick Ladyga, 10. Shawn Nye, 11. Brett Michalski, 12. Justin Bonsignore, 13. Zane Zeiner, 14. Andrew Krause, 15. Anthony Sesely, 16. Matt Roselli, 17. Tim Buckwalter, 18. Andy Jankowiak, 19. John Ivy, 20. Rob Neely, 21. Kyle Reinhardt, 22. Mike Lichty, 23. Earl Paules, 24. Tim Nye, 25. Joey Payne, 26. Ted Chhristopher.

Slingshot Feature (20 Laps): 1. Jesse Hartman, 2. Anthony Raisner, 3. Paul Hartwig, 4. Dillon Steuer, 5. Seth Spayd, 6. Ed Stangle, 7. Frank Yankowski, 8. Dan Spellmon, 9. Joe Toth, 10. Matt Langbein, 11. Kyle Herve, 12. Kurt Bettler, 13. Dan Morgiewicz Jr., 14. Nick Shaw, 15. Matt Stangle, 16. Don Schmidt, 17. AJ Gerhart, 18. Robbie Albreda, 19. Chris Kurtz, 20. Cody Kline.

 

 

 

LADYGA, BLEWETT, SUSICE WIN TQ MIDGET TRIPLE 20 RACES, RUDOLPH AND BLEWETT TIE FOR FAST TIME; DALEY WINS SEVENTH CAREER LSMP CHAMP KART FEATURE; BATTLE OF TRENTON TQ FEATURE SATURDAY (TODAY), GATES OPEN AT 5 P.M.

TRENTON, NJ February 27, 2016 . . . Nick Ladyga of Voluntown, Ct., Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., and Ryan Susice of Ransomville, N.Y., each punched their ticket into the 40-lap Battle Of Trenton TQ Midget feature Saturday by winning 20-lap TQ Qualifier races Friday at Sun National Bank Center. Their wins guaranteed them starting berths in Saturday night's 40-lap Battle Of Trenton feature race.

The Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) event also saw Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., and Blewett tie for fast time, with identical 7.045 clockings to best a 63-car TQ field.

The Champ Kart feature, run over a 20-lap distance, was won by Chris Daley of Pleasant Valley, N.Y. over Cale Ross of Lambertville, N.J. The win was Daley's seventh career LSMP Indoor Champ Kart feature and second in Sun National Bank Center.

Ladyga, a New England Modified racer, and Susice, the 2015 Ransomville Raceway Small Block Modified DIRTcar champion, had never won indoor races before. Blewett, who ran races on both dirt and asphalt in 2015, is a past indoor TQ preliminary race winner.

The common denominator among all three heat winners was their car builder, Mark Lafler of Ransomville, N.Y.

Contenders for the LSMP Indoor Series Presented By VP Race Fuels Point Championship, to be decided Saturday, had difficult Fridays. Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., who had led the points heading into Friday night's events battled a misfiring car all afternoon and evening and eventually withdrew from his heat race when his car simply quit. Mike Lichty of Innerkip, Ontario, second in points, crashed in his heat race. Rudolph, also a contender, was involved in numerous mishaps in his qualifier and Andy Jankowkiak of Buffalo, N.Y., the defending winner of the Battle Of Trenton, crashed heavily and was out of his heat race early.

Blewett emerged from the Friday competition as the leader in the standings, with a guaranteed starting spot in the feature heading into Saturday's climactic event.

In the Champ Kart race, Daley moved swiftly through the field to assume command but when a caution flag flew at mid-distance, Ross muscled by Daley for the lead. Two laps later, however, Daley reasserted himself and went on to win with Ross second, James Hayden of Lake Grove, N.Y., third, Dalton Rovira of East Brunswick, N.J., fourth and AJ Jadacki of of Lakewood fifth.

Anthony Colandro of Hicksville, N.Y., Jadacki, and Daley won the three Champ Kart heat races, and Brianna Page of Brick, N.J., won the Champ Kart B Main.

Saturday's (TODAY) racing schedule consists of qualifiers and last chance races for the TQ Midgets leading up to the Battle Of Trenton 40-lap feature and a complete program of Slingshot racing, culminating in a 20-lap feature.

Gates will open at Sun National Bank Center at 5:00 PM – one hour than previous announced – to accommodate Fan Fest attendees. Fan Fest, a pre-race trackside meet-and-greet, is open to any reserved seat ticket holder or any race fan who is accompanied by a child.

Good seats remain available online at www.comcastix.com or by phone at 1-800-298-4200. Tickets may also be purchased at the Sun National Center Box Office on Saturday.

First TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Nick Ladyga, 2. Kyle Reinhardt, 3. Jonathan Reid, 4. Brandon Azzalina, 5. Mike Iles, 6. Scott Kreutter, 7. Matt Roselli, 8. Bobby Holmes, 9. Brett Michalski, 10. John Ivy, 11. Ryan Fraser, 12. Ryan Bartlett, 13. Marc Rogers, 14. Brandon McGough, 15. Chris Allen Jr., 16. Anthony Sesely, 17. Bruce Leote, 18. Ryan Tidman, 19. Steve Craig, 20. Tim Proctor, 21. Andy Jankowiak.

Second TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Jimmy Blewett, 2. Patrick Emerling, 3. Tim Buckwalter, 4. Zane Zeiner, 5. Earl Paules, 6. Josh Dalrymple, 7. Joey Payne, 8. Tony DiMattia, 9. Andy Nye, 10. Jesse Maurer, 11. Matt Remick, 12. Avery Stoehr, 13. Chad Parks, 14. Buddy Sload, 15. Aaron Bartemy, 16. Steve Kemery, 17. Jeff Kot, 18. Ronnie Flaim, 19. Ted Christopher, 20. Rob Vivona, 21. Tim Nye.

Third TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Ryan Susice, 2. Shawn Nye, 3. Alex Bright, 4. Rob Neely, 5. Justin Bonsignore, 6. Chad Jones, 7. Erick Rudolph, 8. Andrew Krause, 9. Lou Cicocni Jr., 10. Geoff Sutton, 11. Tommy Catalano, 12. Pat Bealer, 13. Jack Conover, 14. Ronnie Mullen, 15. Louie Horvath, 16. Neal Williams, 17. Bob Baker, 18. Kyle Lick, 19. Adam Bartemy, 20. Mike Lichty, 21. Matt Janisch.

Champ Kart Feature (20 Laps): 1. Chris Daley, 2. Cale Ross, 3. James Hayden, 4. Dalton Rovira, 5. AJ Jadacki, 6. Eric Zeh, 7. AJ DeSantis, 8. Blake Barney, 10. Adam Giovanetti, 11. Stephen Beattie, 12. Dominick Casola, 13. John Berger, 14. James Pape Jr., 15. Brianna Page, 16. Jimmy Wolcott, 17. Anthony Colandro, 18. Bryan Sullivan, 19. Rich Davidowitz, 20. Phil Sabatine.

 

Domain Ramsay Wins Victorian Speedway Title and Harry Ross Claims the Pikey!

Domain Ramsay’s recent run of stellar form in the Speedcar division continued at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Saturday night when the popular driver claimed the Victorian Speedcar Championship while Harry Ross was the toast of the Junior Sedan field when he claimed a hard fought victory in the prestigious Neville Pike Cup.

However there was to be no-denying Ramsay, capping a solid night at the wheel of the Indy Race Parts V71 entry when he claimed victory in the 30-lap feature.

Brayden Willimington was another to impress as he charged to second ahead of Paul Farrell, who like Willimington came on strong in the second half of the feature race event.

Ramsay dominated the early part of the feature event before he was challenged strongly by Anthony Chaffey aboard the immaculate V6 entry.

It appeared as if Chaffey and Willmington may have had Ramsay’s measure before contact with between Ramsay and Chaffey saw the later spin to a halt on the entry to turn two.

At the re-start it was Willmington who was handed the job of running Ramsay down, while Paul Farrell who originally started from position 12 on the grid was beginning to cut through the field.

As the laps ran down there was to be no denying Ramsay however as he proved to be a very worthy Victorian Champion taking the win from Willmington and Farrell.

Fourth home was Stewart Grant-Campbell with the South Australia 71 entry of Ben Hall finishing fifth.

Nick Parker followed them home in sixth after he had started from position 15 on the grid while seventh place went the way of Chaffey.

The top Matt Papa, Stuart Ferguson and Justin McMinn then rounded ten out.

Earlier in the night some very entertaining heat racing produced wins to Stewart Grant-Campbell, Michael Harders, Paul Murphy and Domain Ramsay.

The Junior Sedan Neville Pike Cup was a fantastic advertisement for the skill and tenacity of the junior drivers.

The Mortlake 19 entry of Harry Ross was the dominant driver in the 20 lap A-Main as he claimed a memorable win ahead of Queensland’s Maddi McGee and Angus Hollis who again impressed at the wheel of his Portland 16 entry.

The top three who were literally nose to tail for the final six or seven circulations of Sungold Stadium were followed home by Donald Young (AX43), Jake Warren (M84), Colby Lunt (AX76), Ben Micallef (W55), Luke Dingley (AX48), Brady Dignan (W8) with Carly Walsh bringing the M4 entry home with a top ten finish.

Earlier the Junior B Grade final was won by Darcy Giblin who has been impressive on both of his visits to Premier Speedway during the 2015-16 season, while second went to Katelyn Worthy who finished just ahead of third placed Jackson Van Ginneken.

In the Wingless Sprint division Simpson’s Luke Weel prepared for next weekend’s Australian Championship in fine style when he took out the 20-lap feature event.

Weel was again too strong for second placed Andy Hibbert while rounding out the podium finishers was Sam Wren.

They were followed by Glenn Watts who stormed from position 14 on the grid to run fourth just ahead of Alex Thomson aboard the V77 entry.

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Sunday March 13, 2016 and will feature the penultimate round of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series, which also doubles as Night Two of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Chase.

Also on the program will be Late Models and V8 Dirt Modifieds.

 

World of Outlaws, ATX Rentals Outlaw Shootout @ Cotton Bowl Speedway 2-26-16

By JM Hallas

Paige, TX.,(Feb. 26Th, 2016) Making their first trip to the central Texas area, the World of Outlaws, Craftsman Sprint Car Series kicked off the Cotton Bowl Speedway racing season Friday night. Coming off the DIRTcar Nationals during Florida's Speedweek, the high-flying, 410 Sprinters rolled into the 3/8 mile, semi-banked, clay oval with 32 drivers looking for the inaugural ATX Rentals Outlaw Shootout trophy.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars travel across the country thrilling fans with some of the best Sprint Car aces in the world including multi-time and defending champ, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet(who picked up two Florida wins), Sammy Swindell, Danny Lasoski, Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana, Shane Stewart and former ASCS National champs, Jason Johnson and Aaron Reutzal.

There were a couple local Texas drivers trying their hand at making the show with multi-time ASCS Gulf South champ Ray Allen Kulhanek and Sam Hafertepe jr.

The track was well groomed and racy and the stands, wow, the stands were packed to capacity with a standing room only crowd that didn't know the finish that lied ahead.

Also on the nights race card were the CBS Stock Cars and Eco-Stocks.

Sweet Swipes Sprint Spoils

In front of a packed house, Brad Sweet(Huntersville, NC) made it three out of four this season in sensational fashion, besting his team mate Daryn Pittman. After battling in the top five all night, Sweet put a last lap slide job on Pittman in the final corners to get the lead. Oh, but the excitement wasn't over. The two banged wheels as they raced towards the finish line with both coming across anything but straight.

Pittman had chased early leader, Joey Saldana and turned up the heat in the last five laps to get the spot. Sweet followed in his tire tracks and the fight was on to the checkers. As the lead duo ran through traffic a slower car forced Pittman to change his line giving Sweet the opportunity to dive inside going into turn 3. Pittman tried to fight back coming off turn 4 but came up short to Sweet.

After the ever popular four-wide salute, the 24-car World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car field fired into turn 1 with Saldana getting out first. Pittman, David Gravel, Sweet and Logan Schuchart sorted out behind him. Saldana kept it on top while Pittman ran high in 1-2 then took the bottom in 3-4. The yellow waved on lap 4 when Brent Marks stalled in turn 1.

On the restart Sweet made a big move past Gravel and Pittman for third with Schuchart coming along past Gravel for fourth. The caution was back out quickly after Wayne Johnson, Sheldon Haudenschild and Dusty Zomer made contact mid pack. W. Johnson and Haudenschild went around in turn 2 and Zomer stopped on the front stretch.

Back under green Pittman retook second from Sweet while Schuchart and Gravel swapped fourth. Saldana and Pittman began to check out and just as Pittman got along side Saldana, a yellow waved for a spin by Terry McCarl in turn 4. Pittman gave Saldana a good look on the restart and was getting pressured from Sweet.

Coming to halfway it was Saldana, Pittman, Sweet, Gravel and Shane Stewart in the top five while Schuchart and Lasoski battled for sixth. Shortly after the mid-point the leaders caught traffic and the top four closed up to within a couple car lengths with ten to go. Pittman was on Saldana at lap 22 and used traffic to get by for the lead lap 24.

Saldana then faded giving up spots to Sweet and Gravel the next circuit with Donny Shatz getting fifth from Stewart. Sweet caught Pittman with two to go. As the white waved Sweet was on Pittman's tail tank. Sweet got a run on the back stretch and when Pittman had to pass a slower car, put on a picture perfect slider in turns 3-4.

Pittman did everything he could to regain momentum and chase Sweet off turn 4. As the two banged it's a surprise neither went over as they slugged it out to the checkers with Sweet in the Kasey Kahne owned, Razorback Professional Tools, Curb Records, ASE, Sage Group, Rob Cappetta powered, TI22 Chassis.

“A packed house, a last lap pass for the win, what more could you ask for,” replied Sweet. “No, you can't really have a plan in racing. I just tried to stay as close as I could. I was watching the flagman and knew how many laps there were. When we got into traffic it was just based off what Daryn(Pittman) did as to what I would do. Sammy(Swindell) kind of moved on him and he spun his tires and I got a run on him. He never saw it coming. I was able to pull the slide job off, we made a little contact coming to the line. That's racing.”

“I wasn't saving my stuff. I was going as hard as I could. I thought I was going to run second but the opportunity presented itself at the end. I got that good restart, but Daryn got me back and thought we were pretty even. He was going to be tough to beat. It was all just based off lapped traffic. It worked to our favor tonight, for sure.”

“You try to compare a new track to other places. This is a little bit Haubstadt, Tulare and few others. It's a unique track. It was different, but really racy, what more could we ask for. We try not to change too much from track to track. We worked on the car throughout the night. We hit it pretty good for the A-main. It was a great race and great crowd. A lot of people liked this place. Sure the guys that did good will like it and the guys that didn't won't, but that's how it is. It had a good top and good bottom, then the lapped traffic came into play.

“We're running the whole tour this year. It's nice to get a good start, but I've had good starts in the past and that doesn't mean anything. We've got a long way to go and it's great to have three wins under our belt and running as good as we are. It's a long season.”

ATX Rentals Outlaw Shootout

49 Brad Sweet, 9 Daryn Pittman, 5 David Gravel, 83 Joey Saldana, 15 Donny Schatz, 2 Shane Stewart, 1s Logan Schuchart, 41 Jason Johnson, 33 Danny Lasoski, 87 Aaron Reutzal, 17w Bryan Clausen, 7 Paul McMahan, 19m Brent Marks, 1 Sammy Swindell, w20 Greg Wilson, 7s Jason Sides, 2c Wayne Johnson, 8m TJ Michael, 24 Terry McCarl, 11k Kriag Kinser, 21t Ray Allen Kulhanek, 15h Sam Hafertepe jr., 31b Sheldon Haudenschild, 82 Dusty Zomer

WoO Qualifying

33 Danny Lasoski, 13.517, 5 David Gravel, 13.558, 17w Bryan Clausen, 13.656, 83 Joey Saldana, 13.678, 9 Daryn Pittman, 13.681, 49 Brad Sweet, 13.764, 1s Logan Schuchart, 13.788, 87 Aaron Reutzal, 13.792, 2 Shane Stewart, 13.803, 21t Ray Allen Kulhanek, 13.808, 41 Jason Johnson, 13.852', 2c Wayne Johnson, 13.881, 15 Donny Schatz, 13.921, 7s Jason Sides, 13.982, 1 Sammy Swindell, 14.006, 7 Paul McMahan, 14.020, 11k Kraig Kinser, 14.077, 24 Terry McCarl, 14.096, 19 Klint Angelette, 14.107, 82 Dusty Zomer, 14.173, 31b Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.219, 1a Jacob Allen, 14.222, 19m Brent Marks, 14.340, w20 Greg Wilson, 14.364, 88 Scottie McDonald, 14.370, 45x Johnny Herrera, 14.371, 17 Josh Baughman, 14.431, 8m TJ Michael, 14.482, 15h Sam Hafertepe jr., 14.517, 33m Jon Agan, 14.826, 13 Clyde Knipp, 15.257, 17x Dustin Gates, 16.012

WoO Dash(to set first 4 rows)

83 Joey Saldana, 5 David Gravel, 9 Daryn Pittman, 1s Logan Schuchart, 49 Brad Sweet, 33 Danny Lasoski, 41 Jason Johnson, 87 Aaron Reutzal

WoO Last Chance Showdown(top 4 to A-main)

11k Kriag Kinser, 7 Paul McMahan, w20 Greg Wilson, 15h Sam Hafertepe jr., 45x Johnny Herrera, 17 Josh Baughman, 1a Jacob Allen, 17x Dustin Gates, 13 Clyde Knipp, 33m Jon Agan, 19 Klint Angelette, 88 Scottie McDonald

WoO Heats(top 5 to A-main, top 2 to dash)

Heat 1; 33 Danny Lasoski, 9 Daryn Pittman, 2 Shane Stewart, 15 Donny Schatz, 31b Sheldon Haudenschild, 11k Kraig Kinser, 15h Sam Hafertepe jr., 88 Scottie McDonald

Heat 2; 5 David Gravel, 49 Brad Sweet, 21t Ray Allen Kulhanek, 24 Terry McCarl, 7s Jason Sides, 45x Johnny Herrera,1a Jacob Allen, 33m Jon Agan

Heat 3; 1s Logan Schuchart, 41 Jason Johnson, 1 Sammy Swindell, 17w Bryan Clausen, 19m Brent Marks, 19 Klint Angelette, 13 Clyde Knipp, 17 Josh Baughman

Heat 4; 83 Joey Saldana, 87 Aaron Reutzal, 2c Wayne Johnson, 82 Dusty Zomer, 8m TJ Michael, w20 Greg Wilson, 7 Paul McMahan, 17x Dustin Gates

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series

DANIEL Harding claimed the biggest win of his sprintcar career when he led home a star-studded field in the AHG Sprintcar Series/World Series Sprintcars double at the Perth Motorplex on Friday night.

Harding started from P2 and led most of the way to win the entertaining and drama-packed 25-lap final from Steven Lines, Jason Kendrick, Dave Murcott and Brooke Tatnell.

The winner survived a handful of challenges and slide jobs from Kendrick and in the last four laps held of the hard-charging Lines to win by 0.528 of a second.

Lines was on a mission after starting from P20 and carried some awesome speed in the W3 to muscle his way forward.

Kendrick started from pole and despite the impressive slide jobs was not able to make one of them stick and take the lead.

Murcott started from P6 and was also in the mix in the latter stages as part of an entertaining race between the first five drivers

Tatnell put in one heck of the drive after struggling in qualifying and being forced to qualify for the main event after winning the B Main and starting from P15.

Jamie Veal was sixth after starting from P9 and was followed over the line by Brad Maiolo (from P11), Shaun Bradford (P18), Luke Dillon (P5), Kyle Hirst (P8), Carl Dowling (P10), Ryan Farrell (P19), Lee Nash (P16), Ben Ellement (P17) and Jamie Maiolo.

Jamie Maiolo was the first casualty, spinning out on the back straight on the first lap after starting from P3.

A few moments later there was a massive crash on the back straight with Kerry Madsen going on a very wild flip after contact with Daniel Harding.

The incident also involved a handful of other cars including Carl Dowling, Shaun Bradford, Kyle Hirst, Ryan Jones and James McFadden, with the latter two having broken chassis.

With four laps to go Jake Beard-Miller hit the fence in turns 1-2, bunching up the field for the final showdown, before Harding kept a level head to take the popular win.

Dillon set himself up for a good night after claiming quick time in qualifying from local drivers Brad Maiolo and Jake Beard-Miller.

There were some great battles in the heat races with the most spirited being in heat five between Ryan Farrell and David Priolo who were trading blows in the first couple of laps before contact on the main straight spun Priolo around.

Priolo was not happy and on the restart pulled up alongside Farrell with the two remonstrating.

Tatnell, Nash, Ellement, Bradford, Farrell and Lynton Jeffery were the top six drivers who progressed from the B Main to the back of the A Main.

Qualifying: Luke Dillon 13.549, Bradley Maiolo 13.798, Jake Beard-Miller 13.810, Lynton Jeffrey 13.840, James McFadden 13.854, Jason Kendrick 13.856, Daniel Harding 13.880, Jamie Veal 13.884, Jamie Maiolo 13.884, Lee Nash 13.928, Troy Lawson 13.950, Shaun Bradford 13.965, Dave Murcott 13.971, Kerry Madsen 13.972, Kyle Hirst 13.977, Ryan Jones 14.017, Steven Lines 14.027, James Inglis 14.047, David Priolo 14.074, Kye Scroop 14.101, Carl Dowling 14.115, Daryl Clayden 14.129, Taylor Milling 14.165, Taylor Milling 14.165, Ryan Lancaster 14.178, Ryan Farrell 14.207, Ben Ellement 14.255, Robert Watson junior 14.257, Brooke Tatnell 14.272, Corey Hunter 14.281, Jason Pryde 14.378, Andrew Priolo 14.392, Aldo De Paoli 14.485, Scott Chatwin 14.532, Mitchell Wormall 14.609.

Heat 1: 1st Ryan Jones, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd David Murcott, 4th Brooke Tatnell, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Luke Dillon, 7th Lee Nash, 8th Lynton Jeffrey, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: David Priolo, Daryl Clayden.

Heat 2: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Kerry Madsen, 3rd Steven Lines, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Jamie Veal, 6th Bradley Maiolo, 7th James McFadden, 8th Corey Hunter, 9th Troy Lawson, 10th Aldo De Paoli, 11th Taylor Milling.

Heat 3: 1st Carl Dowling, 2nd Kyle Hirst, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Robert Watson junior, 7th Shaun Bradford, 8th Jake Beard-Miller, 9th Ryan Lancaster, 10th James Inglis, 11th Scott Chatwin.

Heat 4: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Brooke Tatnell, 3rd Kerry Madsen, 4th Ryan Jones, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Jamie Veal, 7th Kye Scroop, 8th Daryl Clayden, 9th Lynton Jeffery, 10th Bradley Maiolo, 11th Mitchell Wormall, 12th Aldo De Paoli.

Heat 5: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Dave Murcott, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Luke Dillon, 9th James Inglis, 10th David Priolo, 11th Andrew Priolo.

Heat 6: 1st Carl Dowling, 2nd Steven Lines, 3rd Kyle Hirst, 4th James McFadden, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Robert Watson junior, 7th Jake Beard-Miller, 8th Corey Hunter, 9th Troy Lawson, 10th Taylor Milling, 11th Scott Chatwin.

B Main: 1st Brooke Tatnell, 2nd Lee Nash, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Lynton Jeffrey, 7th James Inglis, 8th Ryan Lancaster, 9th Aldo De Paoli, 10th Troy Lawson, 11th Jason Pryde, 12th Mitchell Wormall, 13th Taylor Milling, 14th Scott Chatwin. DNF: David Priolo, Kye Scroop, Andrew Priolo, Daryl Clayden. DNS: Robert Watson junior and Corey Hunter.

A Main: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Steven Lines, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Dave Murcott 5th Brooke Tatnell, 6th Jamie Veal, 7th Bradley Maiolo, 8th Shaun Bradford, 9th Luke Dillon, 10th Kyle Hirst, 11th Carl Dowling, 12th Ryan Farrell, 13th Lee Nash, 14th Ben Ellement, 15th Jamie Maiolo. DNF: Jake Beard-Miller, Lynton Jeffery, James McFadden, Kerry Madsen and Ryan Jones.

 

 

Terry McCarl Takes Home The $10,000 Win And Becoming A Two Time Winner In The 15th Annual Ronald Laney Memorial

Tampa, FL – Terry McCarl started 5th and beat some of the best 360 drivers in the nation Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park and claimed the $10,000 prize for winning the 15th Annual Ronald Laney Memorial and wearing the King of the 360’s crown with pride.

He was pumped after finishing a masterful drive that went 40 laps of weaving through heavy traffic to stay ahead of Chad Kemenah who was close on his bumper for most of the race. At the end of the race, he had lapped up to the 10th place car, and Terry complimented track owner Al Varnadore for his track preparation. “When I started 20th on Thursday and finished 6th, then won last night and tonight, I give him a lot of credit for making the track with so many grooves that I could move around when I had to get going.”

The winner told the crowd that today was his Father’s 77th birthday and mentioned that he was not doing well and that the win would surely help. At the same time he invited the crowd to bring their kids down to the pits and have them sit in his race car and he confessed that even some adults came along and they took of the offer and sat in his race car for the first time-ever.

Being quick to credit his sponsors for many years, he mentioned Randy Bernett’s Rock and Landscaping, and Dynasty Stucco, Bosma Poultry, Don Long and his Searsbro Telephone Company, Country Builders and Construction, Rossie Feed and Growers.

When I was just keeping ahead of Kemenah and I could see his nose up close, I counted on my Hoosiers to gain some distance, “They are the best tires in the world, and my Jamie Moyle engine did the job with my A.R.T. chassis.”

At the start of the race, Chad Kemenah started on the pole but it was Danny Martin, Jr. who grabbed the lead for the first three laps before Kemenah took over until it was McCarl’s turn to lead on lap 12. A yellow on lap l7 had the field bunched up tightly with McCarl, Kemenah, Tim Shaffer,Aaron Reutzel, Mark Smith and Phil Gressman in tight formation. It was a close finish the rest of the way with McCarl and Kemenah , with Smith taking third at the end followed by Reutzel, Shaffer, Travis Rilat, Seth Bergman, Jason Sides, Danny Martin, Jr., and Thomas Kennedy.

Thanks, Jean Lynch

 

 

Terry McCarl Wins Night Number Two Of The 360’s At East Bay Raceway Park

TAMPA, FL….2/19/16…..”T-Mac”. Terry McCarl has fond memories of East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida. Like the last time he was crowned King of the 360’s in 2006 and there was a pond in the infield and Todd Hutto and Al Varnadore (the promoters at the time) threw him in that pond and he dragged them in with him. “I have a lot of good sponsors from this area, he told track announcer Russ Calabrese, and they have been good to me said the happy driver of the Maxim powered Moyle on Hoosiers.

The start of the 25-lap event was a draw that put Tim Shaffer on the pole with Aaron Reutzel outside him. The second row was occupied by Travis Rilat and Justin Hoffman while McCarl and Robbie Stillwaggon were in row three. Shaffer out pulled Reutzel at the start and stayed ahead but McCarl was up to third by lap three and was leading by lap ten.

Two single car yellows caused on lap 24 by Michael Miller and Thomas Kennedy both on the backstretch were the only pauses in McCarl’s run to the checkered. He was followed by Shaffer, Rilat, Reutzel and Mark Smith in the top five. Chad Kemenah finished in sixth, and Jason Sides, Phil Gressman, Danny Martin,jr. and Justin Hoffman followed in the top ten.

The top six in points after Thursday and Friday are locked in to the 40-lap King of 360’s and they are Tim Shaffer, Terry McCarl, Jason Sides, Chad Kenemah, Travis Rilat and Danny Martin, Jr. The remainder of the field will run heats and B-Mains.

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360 Sprints 2/19/2016
A-Main:
1. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 2. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 3. Travis Rilat (Forney, TX), 4. Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX), 5. Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 6. Chad Kenemah (Alvada, OH), 7. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 8. Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 9. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 10. Justin Hoffman (Pottesville, NJ), 11. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 12. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 13. Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 14. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 15. Caleb Helms (Findlay, OH), 16. Michael Miller (Pascagoula, MS), 17. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 18. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 19. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 20. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN),

B-Main 1:
1. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 2. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 3. Michael Miller (Pascagoula, MS), 4. Caleb Helms (Findlay, OH), 5. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 6. Mitch Brown (Brantford, ON), 7. Kevin Albert (Lebanon, PA), 8. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 9. Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ), 10. Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 11. Sean Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 12. Shawn Donath (South Onondaga, NY), 13. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 14. Nick Roberts (Bloominburg, OH),

B-Main 2:
1. Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 2. Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 3. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 4. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 5. Seth Bergman (Shawnee, OK), 6. Alex Hill (SIx Nations, ON), 7. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 8. Parker Evans (St. Owego, NY), 9. Nicholas Snyder (Marco Island, FL), 10. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 11. Kevin Roberts Jr. (Washington, OH), 12. Will Hull (Plain Field, VT), 13. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 14. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL),

Heat Race 1:
1. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 2. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 3. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 4. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 5. Alex Hill (SIx Nations, ON), 6. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 7. Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN),

Heat Race 2:
1. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN), 2. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 3. Justin Hoffman (Pottesville, NJ), 4. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 5. Mitch Brown (Brantford, ON), 6. Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 7. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA),

Heat Race 3:
1. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 2. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 3. Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX), 4. Shawn Donath (South Onondaga, NY), 5. Seth Bergman (Shawnee, OK), 6. Nicholas Snyder (Marco Island, FL), 7. Nick Roberts (Bloominburg, OH),

Heat Race 4:
1. Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 2. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 3. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 4. Caleb Helms (Findlay, OH), 5. Will Hull (Plain Field, VT), 6. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 7. Sean Murray (Jacksonville, FL),

Heat Race 5:
1. Travis Rilat (Forney, TX), 2. Chad Kenemah (Alvada, OH), 3. Michael Miller (Pascagoula, MS), 4. Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 5. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 6. Kevin Albert (Lebanon, PA), 7. Kevin Roberts Jr. (Washington, OH),

Heat Race 6:
1. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 2. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 3. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 4. Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 5. Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ), 6. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 7. Parker Evans (St. Owego, NY),

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360 Sprints 2/19/2016  Points
1. (419)Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 2. (417)Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 3. (417)Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 4. (414)Chad Kenemah (Alvada, OH), 5. (413)Travis Rilat (Forney, TX), 6. (412)Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 7. (406)Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX), 8. (404)Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 9. (403)Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 10. (402)Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 11. (402)Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 12. (391)Caleb Helms (Findlay, OH), 13. (390)Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 14. (385)Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN), 15. (385)Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 16. (385)Seth Bergman (Shawnee, OK), 17. (379)Justin Hoffman (Pottesville, NJ), 18. (379)Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 19. (374)Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 20. (373)Sean Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 21. (373)Michael Miller (Pascagoula, MS), 22. (371)Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 23. (366)Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 24. (358)Mitch Brown (Brantford, ON), 25. (355)Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 26. (353)Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 27. (352)Nicholas Snyder (Marco Island, FL), 28. (351)Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ), 29. (347)Parker Evans (St. Owego, NY), 30. (347)Kevin Albert (Lebanon, PA), 31. (346)Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 32. (345)Shawn Donath (South Onondaga, NY), 33. (345)Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 34. (344)Will Hull (Plain Field, VT), 35. (344)Alex Hill (SIx Nations, ON), 36. (343)Kevin Roberts Jr. (Washington, OH), 37. (339)Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 38. (339)Nick Roberts (Bloominburg, OH), 39. (338)Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 40. (202)AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 41. (198)Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 42. (181)Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN), 43. (175)Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 44. (0)Tyler Godwin (Tampa, Fl),

 

 

Jason Sides Wins Night Number One For King Of The 360 Sprints At East Bay Raceway Park

TAMPA, FL…….2/18/16…..Jason Sides, who took the night off from practice at East Bay Raceway Park, to go fishing at 5:30 A.M. Thursday morning, capped off his evening with a $2,000 win over the best of a field of 43 cars that were here from coast to coast. They came from Vermont to California, Snohomish, Washington to Winnipeg, Canada for the $l0,000 prize to be awarded at the end of the three-day affair to crown the King of 360’s.

Shawn McMurray and Aaron Reutzel led the 20-car field to the green flag but it was the high-flying Reutzel (last year’s runner-up) who showed the way around the cushion for the first thirteen laps before the field was slowed by a four car pile-up by Lou Kennedy, Shawn Murray, Klint Angelettep and spoiling a good run for fourth starting Caleb Helms. By lap 15, second place Mark Smith dropped from contention after suffering front-end damage coming out of four when he touched wheels with Reutzel ending the night for last year’s winner of the big event.

Meanwhile, Sides was up to fourth by lap 15 and was second by lap l7 and leading by lap 18 with Danny Martin, Jr. on his tail. The race went non-stop from that point on and Sides just kept building momentum from that point on, lapping two cars in the process and building a margin of victory of 3.238 seconds at the finish.

Martin was a distant second followed by Chad Kenemah, Tim Shaffer and Seth Bergman, Terry McCarl, Travis Rilat, Lou Kennedy, Thomas Kennedy and Phil Gressman in the top ten.
The top six for the feature were determined by luck of the draw and the complete results follow.
Thanks, Jean Lynch for East Bay Raceway Park

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360 Sprints 2/18/2016
A-Main:
1. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 2. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 3. Chad Kenemah (Alvada, OH), 4. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 5. Seth Bergman (Shawnee, OK), 6. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 7. Travis Rilat (Forney, TX), 8. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 9. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 10. Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 11. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 12. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 13. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 14. Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX), 15. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 16. Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 17. Caleb Helms (Findlay, OH), 18. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 19. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 20. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN),

B-Main 1:
1. Chad Kenemah (Alvada, OH), 2. Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 3. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 4. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 5. Mitch Brown (Brantford, ), 6. Nicholas Snyder (Marco Island, FL), 7. Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ), 8. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 9. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 10. Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 11. Kevin Roberts Jr. (Washington, OH), 12. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 13. Nick Roberts (Bloominburg, OH), 14. Kevin Albert (Lebanon, PA),

B-Main 2:
1. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 2. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 3. Travis Rilat (Forney, TX), 4. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 5. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 6. Michael Miller (Pascagoula, MS), 7. Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 8. Justin Hoffman (Pottesville, NJ), 9. Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN), 10. Shawn Donath (South Onondaga, NY), 11. Parker Evans (St. Owego, NY), 12. Will Hull (Plain Field, VT), 13. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 14. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 15. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 16. Alex Hill (SIx Nations, ON),

Heat Race 1:
1. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 2. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 3. Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 4. Mitch Brown (Brantford, ), 5. Nick Roberts (Bloominburg, OH), 6. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 7. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 8. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL),

Heat Race 2:
1. Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 2. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 3. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 4. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 5. Nicholas Snyder (Marco Island, FL), 6. Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ), 7. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL),

Heat Race 3:
1. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 2. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 3. Justin Hoffman (Pottesville, NJ), 4. Kevin Albert (Lebanon, PA), 5. Will Hull (Plain Field, VT), 6. Kevin Roberts Jr. (Washington, OH), 7. Alex Hill (SIx Nations, ON),

Heat Race 4:
1. Sean Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 2. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 3. Chad Kenemah (Alvada, OH), 4. Travis Rilat (Forney, TX), 5. Ryan Bowers (Ham Lake, MN), 6. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 7. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL),

Heat Race 5:
1. Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX), 2. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 3. Seth Bergman (Shawnee, OK), 4. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 5. Parker Evans (St. Owego, NY), 6. Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 7. Shawn Donath (South Onondaga, NY),

Heat Race 6:
1. Caleb Helms (Findlay, OH), 2. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN), 3. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 4. Phil Gressman (Fremont, OH), 5. Michael Miller (Pascagoula, MS), 6. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 7. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL),

 

 

Rilats Hat trick – Reed’s dare

Flying in from the States only 5 days ago Travis Rilat again took line honours taking out the win for the Tyson Perez Memorial for the third year in a row. With an emotional win Rilat acknowledged again that this is a very special show and he will continue to compete in it as long he can. He thanked the Seymour Team for again making this possible for him. “Lap traffic was starting to make it interesting and I was taking my time a bit and then I remembered the signal Tyson used to give me during a yellow light – he would indicate me to grow a set and get up high and go around the outside, so that’s what I did and it worked. This event truly is a great tribute to him.”

With an awesome drive young Jake Tranter came home in 2nd followed closely by Chris Solomon, Mark Caruso and Paul Solomon rounding out the top 5.

Tranter started the night well picking up the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award with an 11.188. He also locked in as high points and won the Pole Shoot Out dice with Matt Reed. This then gave him first option if he wanted to accept “Spuds Dare” and the chance to pick up $1000 if he finished on the Podium. He laughed but declined the offer and it was then given to Matt Reed and after minor discussion with his car owner decided to have a go with this. “Yep we will have a go”. Reed was well on his way to completing the dare after being up to P5 when engine failure forced him infield and denying him the chance of the cash.

Tranter lined up on Pole with Mark Caruso sitting in 2. Chris Solomon driving the Bartlett Auto’s SA75 started in 3 and USA29 Rilat in 4. Tranter got the start but after one lap the field had to stop after an incident that involved 7 cars blocking turn 2 and bringing on the reds to allow time to sort the cars out. Lumbar, Corey Lincoln, Lock and Newcombe all unfortunately having to sit on the infield to remainder of the race as a result. Tranter lead for the majority of the race with Rilat sitting in 2nd until he found the right time and swooped past for the lead in the dying stages. Caruso was fast in 3rd with Solomon chasing him down. The minors were having their own race with lap traffic making the show interesting on a great race track that allowed passing. Paul Solomon, Ely, Bellman, O’Neil, Farrer, Gardiner all putting on a show for the crowd.

A Main results: 1st USA 29 Travis Rilat, 2nd SA45 Jake Tranter, 3rd SA75 Chris Solomon, 4th SA33 Mark Caruso, 5th V7 Paul Solomon, 6th SA22 Chad Ely, 7th NT24 Jamie O’Neil, 8th V40 Dion Bellman, 9th V23 Jimmy Gardiner, 10th SA44 Daniel Evans, 11th SA18 Jed Bell, 12th V34 Brenten Farrer, 13th SA16 Jack Gartner, 14th SA57 Rory Button- DNF, 15th ACT49 Matt Reed-DNF, 16th V91 Brad Warren-DNF, 17th V4 Phil Lock-DNF, 18th V8 Corey Lincoln-DNF, 19th V65 Kane Newcombe-DNF, 20th V64 Eddie Lumbar- DNF.

Heat winners: V34 Brenten Farrer, SA16 Jack Gartner, SA11 Scott Enderl, SA45 Jake Tranter, SA57 Rory Button, USA29 Travis Rilat

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Dion Bellman - $100 cash Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Jamie O’Neil – drum of methanol Lucas Oil Hard Charger – Daniel Evans - Show bag of Lucas Oil products Hot Arse Award – Brad Warren - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Jake Tranter– a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Hoosier Hero A Main – Travis Rilat – WAV right rear tire Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Dion Bellman Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Jack Gartner – stainless steel front Nerf bar Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Daniel Evans - $200 cash

 

 

Steele steals the hearts with pre-valentines victory at Showtime Speedway

Tampa, Florida-February 14, 2016
The Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series roared into action at Showtime Speedway for their inaugural event to start of the 2016 Championship campaign. Nineteen (19) Sprint Cars signed in for the day events all looking for a pre-valentine’s day hardware and nice paycheck.
After three qualifying heats were run, the top for would redraw for their starting positions for the 35 lap A-main. The front row would see a pair of Rookies with Ty Decaire and Clayton Donaldson bringing the field to the green. Ty Decaire would set the early pace until the first cautions for a slowing Clayton Donaldson on the back straightaway.
On the ensuring restart Mickey Kempgens would take control of the event with Dave Steele closing in fast. Steele would find himself deep in the starting field by drawing the 12th starting position of the 19 car field. Steele would set off on a mission to track down the early leader Mickey Kempgens who had build up a lead till another caution would fly bunching the field up again. On the restart Steele would take control of the event and race to the inaugural win for the new series. Rounding out the Top 5 were Mickey Kempgens, Ty Decaire, Jason Kimball and Johnny Gilbertson.
The BG Products bounce was awarded to 8th place Shane Butler, 9th Matthew Hall and 10th Troy Thompson. The Allstar Performance contingency certificate went to race winner David Steele.
The next event for the BG Products Southern SprintCar Shootout Series will be at Desoto Speedway on March 5th.
A-Main;
1)33 Dave Steele 2) 5 Mickey Kempgens 3) 1 Ty Decaire 4) 79 Jason Kimball 5) 22 Johnny Gilbertson 6) 56 Blake Rose 7) 14 Aaron Pierce 8) 18 Shane Butler 9) 99 Matthew Hall 10) 15 Troy Thompson 11) 22x Jessica Bean 12) 14jr Justin Appleby 13) 85 Rex Hollinger 14) J1 Michael Tharp 15) 44 Gary Wiggins 16) 84 Carlie Yent 17) 55 Tommy Nichols 18) 2 Clayton Donaldson 19) 88 Sport Allen

Heat 1:
79 Kimball, 33 Steele, 22x Bean, 2 Donaldson, 85 Hollinger, 18 Butler, 44 Wiggins

Heat 2:
88 Allen, 1 Ty Decaire, 22 Gilbertson, 55 Nichols, J1 Tharp

Heat 3:
5 Kempgens, 14 Pierce, 99 Hall, 56 Rose, 15 Thompson, 14jr Appleby, 84 Yent.

The 2016 Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series is proudly sponsored by: BG Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Steel Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Southern Race Fuels, Dayton Andrews Dodge and Allstar Performance.
For more information like our Facebook page @Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series or our Website at Southernsprintcarshootout.us

On Sunday, February 14, 2016 11:49 AM, Rick Day <racingboss68@yahoo.com> wrote:

Race Results
Showtime Speedway February 13, 2016
A-Main Results
1. 33 Dave Steele
2. 5 Mickey Kempgens
3. 1 Ty DeCaire
4. 79 Jason Kimball
5. 22 Johnny Gilbertson
6. 56 Blake Rose
7. 14 Aaron Pierce
8. 18 Shane Butler
9. 99 Matthew Hall
10. 15 Troy Thompson
11. 22x Jessica Bean
12. 14jr Justin Appleby
13. 85 Rex Hollinger
14. J1 Mike Tharp
15. 44 Gary Wiggins
16. 84 Charlie Yent
17. 55 Tommy Nichols
18. 2 Clayton Donaldson
19. 88 Sport Allen
Heat 1
1.79 Jason Kimball
2. 33 Dave Steele
3. 22x Jessica Bean
Heat 2
1. 88 Sport Allen
2. 1 Ty Decaire
3. 22 Johnny Gilbertson
Heat 3
1. 5 Mickey Kempgens
2. 14 Aaron Pierce
3. 99 Matthew Hall

 

 

AHG Sprintcar Series

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016

CALIFORNIAN Kyle Hirst won a tyre-frying feature race in the combined round 11 of the AHG Sprintcar Series/round 9 of Enzed World Series Sprintcars at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night

Hirst started on the outside of the front row and next to two-time Australian champion David Murcott for the 30-lap final.

It was the first WSS win of the season for Hirst and the WA-based Monte Motorsport that claimed the final – only just – from Steven Lines and Brooke Tatnell.

As the pilot of the W17 crossed the line his left rear tyre exploded just like it had done on many of his rivals’ cars but he held on for the popular win by just 0.310 of a second.

The track was abrasive on tyres in the main event with many heading infield after the track put too much pressure on the left rears.

Lines was a big mover in the main event, coming out of P15 and working his way through traffic quickly to be in a position to pounce.

Tatnell also dug deep in the W2 after suffering suspension damage in a heat race and struggling during the qualifying part of the show.

He started from P9 and worked hard for the podium finish.

Victorian Jamie Veal started from P3 and finished fourth, ahead of local drivers Shaun Bradford (from P11), Ryan Farrell (P16), Callum Williamson (P19) and Jamie Maiolo (P7).

Veal was the early leader over Murcott even in the early stages it was obvious that Lines was on a mission and was making up some serious ground, up as high as fourth within a few laps.

Williamson spun around in turn three after just a few laps, forcing a restart and putting him to the rear of the field.

Hirst was all over the back of Veal for the next few laps and looked like he was about to land a telling blow before Ian Madsen and Lee Nash came together on the fence in pits bend on lap six, putting them out of the contest.

Daniel Harding rode out wild flip in turn two on lap eight for the first red light stoppage.

Hirst went under Veal for the lead on the restart and opened up a handy advantage that he maintained through lapped traffic.

Lines by this stage had moved up to second just before Andrew Priolo belted the fence in pits bend on lap 22 for another red light stoppage.

It was a tense moment for Hirst just before this as he came up on backmarker Kye Scroop and nearly came undone but he was able to keep the car rolling and maintain his lead.

Jason Kendrick and James McFadden both went out of the contest with six remaining when their left rear tyres exploded.

Brad Maiolo, Ben Ellement and David Murcott also all ended on the infield with no rubber on their left rear rims.

Earlier in the night Dillon set Quick Time in qualifying with a 13.870-second lap, bettering that of Murcott’s 13.919 and Hirst’s 13.972.

Local driver Harding won the first heat race and did it again later on in the show with other qualifiers going the way of Troy Lawson (also twice), Andrew Priolo and Kendrick.

Lines, Farrell, Nash, Scroop, Williamson and Andrew Priolo qualified for the A Main after being the first six across the line in the incident-packed B Main that produced a bit of carnage.

Mitchell Wormall took the points for the flip of the night after getting air time before rolling back onto his wheels in spectacular fashion.

The race was declared after 13 laps when Jason Pryde flipped in pits bend.

Qualifying: Luke Dillon 13.870, Dave Murcott 13.919, Kyle HIrst 13.972, Jamie Maiolo 14.018, David Priolo 14.024, Jamie Veal 14.047, Ian Madsen 14.062, Ben Ellement 14.128, Brooke Tatnell 14.130, James McFadden 14.171, Steven Lines 14.172, Shaun Bradford 14.195, Robert Watson jnr 14.210, Jason Kendrick 14.221, Lee Nash 14.263, Kye Scroop 14.270, Ken Sartori 14.271, Bradley Maiolo 14.304, Daniel Harding 14.336, Jake Beard-Miller 14.402, Ryan Farrell 14.429, Taylor Milling 14.435, Mitchell Wormall 14.486, Callum Williamson 14.525, Jason Pryde 14.532, Corey Hunter 14.560, Andrew Priolo 14.566, James Inglis 14.576, Troy Lawson 14.576, Scott Chatwin 14.638, Daryl Clayden 14.658.

Heat 1: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Jason Pryde 3rd James Inglis, 4th Robert Watson jnr, 5th James McFadden, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Ian Madsen, 8th Jamie Maiolo, 9th Luke Dillon, 10th Kye Scroop, 11th Daryl Clayden.

Heat 2: 1st Troy Lawson, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Dave Murcott, 4th Corey Hunter, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Steven Lines, 8th David Priolo. DNF: Jake Beard-Miller and Ken Sartori.

Heat 3: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Kyle HIrst, 3rd Ryan Farrell, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Jamie Veal, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Brooke Tatnell, 9th Lee Nash, 10th Scott Chatwin.

Heat 4: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Dave Murcott, 3rd Corey Hunter, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Kye Scroop, 6th James McFadden, 7th Daryl Clayden, 8th James Inglis, 9th Taylor Milling, 10th Ben Ellement. DNS: Jake Beard-Miller.

Heat 5: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Jason Pryde, 3rd Jamie Veal, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Luke Dillon, 7th Ian Madsen, 8th Robert Watson jnr, 9th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Callum Williamson.

Heat 6: 1st Troy Lawson, 2nd Lee Nash, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Ryan Farrell, 5th Brooke Tatnell. DNF: David Priolo, Mitchell Wormall, Ken Sartori, Steven Lines and Kyle Hirst.

B Main: 1st Steven Lines, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Lee Nash, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Daryl Clayden, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th James Inglis, 10th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Jason Pryde, Robert Watson, Troy Lawson, Jake Beard-Miller, Corey Hunter and Mitchell Wormall.

A Main: 1st Kyle Hirst, 2nd Steven Lines, 3rd Brooke Tatnell, 4th Jamie Veal, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Ryan Farrell, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Jamie Maiolo. DNF: Bradley Maiolo, Ben Murcott, Dave Murcott, Luke Dillon, James McFadden, Jason Kendrick, David Priolo, Kye Scroop, Andrew Priolo, Daniel Harding, Ian Madsen and Lee Nash.

 

 

JASON BATES DOUBLES UP IN GOULBURN

Official release: NSW Wingless Sprints February 9, 2016

Jason bates is making a habit of winning when the NSW Wingless Sprints visit regional tracks. He repeated his effort from Gilgandra late last month to take a hard fought win from Sean Dicker and Jeff Neve who earnt his first podium finish in the Wingless division.

The race between Bates and Dicker was great for all of the fans who turned out to see the Wingless Sprints compete in the Motoradco Radiator Service and Aussie Forklift Repairs NSW Club Championship in action.

In the end though, Bates proved too strong to record his second away main event in a row.

Following Bates, Dicker and Neve was Jason Davis who is also a model of consistency this season, rookie Chris McInerney, Sean Mayo, Ashleigh Jack, Rod Granger, Peter Granger and Jason Martin rounded out the top ten.

Eleventh home was Terry McInerney and he was followed home by Scott McInerney, Lou Pacchiarotta, Steve Bugatto and Steve Pacchiarotta was the last classified finisher. Non finishers were Marshall Blyton, Blake Darcy, Mark Blyton and Troy Carey. John McRae was disqualified from the results.

The NSW Wingless Sprints would like to once again thank Speedway NSW and in particular Marion Baxter for the use of the transponder decoder and Justin from the Goulburn Formula 500s for driving to Newcastle to get the decoder from Marion and operating the timing system.

Also a big thanks to the officials from Goulburn Speedway for all of their help, too.

The NSW Wingless Sprints will next be in action this Saturday night, February 13 at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway. The night will be in aid of raising funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation. All women will be admitted free general admission on that night.

A massive thanks to our club championship sponsors for 2015/2016, Motoradco Radiator Service and Aussie Forklift Repairs.


 

 

Reed breaks the drought.

In a hard fought battle last night at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway Matthew Reed crossed the line first to add another feature win to his impressive resume. Only the second time back this season for the ACT49 Team Reed had a calculated drive thru traffic for 30 laps. Young Brayden Parr again showed his raw talent bringing the V71 home in 2nd and Farmer Phil Lock rounding out the top three.

Reed lined up on the Pole with Foster sitting in 2, with young gun’s Corey Lincoln & Brayden Parr sitting behind them in 3 & 4. The total combined age of the second row not even totally the age of one driver on the front row! So again the All Stars had the “Master’s & Apprentices” lined up together to kick off an A Main. Reed got the start from Foster with Parr swooping into second immediately. Foster slipping back a couple of positions only to finally tag the wall in turn 3 and flip onto his side bringing on the only red for the night and also ending his. Tricky track conditions challenged a few drivers and the yellows were bought on a couple of times. Brenten Farrer, Jimmy Gardiner & Dion Bellman all bringing on the yellows at various stages of the race and having to do it all again from the rear. Farrer driving back up to 4th place & Bellman back up to 7th. Gardiner eventually pulling infield with mechanical issues. Consistency again displayed by Corey Lincoln in his Lincolns Earthmoving V8 being rewarded by 5th place and also allowing him to maintain his lead in the Series Championship.

Jed Bells SA18 locked into the Pole Shoot Out but didn’t get the results he wished in the A pulling infield with brake problems. Another young SA rookie who shows improvement each time he hits the track is SA16 Jack Gartner and finishing 6th in the A.

The series held its annual charity raising event with donations this season being given to the Safe Steps Family Violence Foundation. Thanks to Christine Farrer for giving her time to sell raffle tickets throughout the very hot afternoon. Raising $850 is rewarding result for all involved.

A Main results: 1st ACT49 Matt Reed, 2nd V71 Brayden Parr, 3rd V4 Phil Lock, 4th V34 Brenten Farrer,
5th V8 Corey Lincoln, 6th S16 Jack Gartner, 7th V40 Dion Bellman, 8th V85 Colin Lincoln, 9th V65 Kane
Newcombe, 10th S11 Scott Enderl, 11th ACT82 Justin Morris, 12th V33 Michael Holt- DNF, 13th V91
Brad Warren-DNF, 14th V11 Brad Foster- DNF, 15th V23 Jimmy Gardiner-DNF, 16th S18 Jed Bell-DNF,
17th V87 Shaun McClure-DNF

Heat winners: V34 Brenten Farrer, V8 Corey Lincoln, A49 Matt Reed, V71 Brayden Parr

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Brad Foster - $100 cash
Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Dion Bellman – drum of methanol
Lucas Oil Hard Charger –Colin Lincoln - Show bag of Lucas Oil products
Hot Arse Award - Kane Newcombe - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Phil Lock– a year’s subscription to Oval Express
Magazine
Hoosier Hero A Main – Matt Reed – WAV right rear tire
Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Colin Lincoln
Modern Stainless Steel Nice Guy Award – Justin Morris – stainless steel front Nerf bar
Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Jimmy Gardiner - $200 cash

 

 

THE SLIM AND ZACH SHOW

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

February 5, 2015

Michael “Slim” Pickens and Zach Daum put on a master class tonight to run first and second in the Preliminary night 20-lapper at Valvoline Raceway to kick off the Rod Bowen’s Prestige Smash Repairs Australian Speedcar Championship.

American Daum took the lead early in his GRD #14 Eagle in the uninterrupted main event before Kiwi champ Pickens got by in the Sirrom Racing #38 King to take the number one spot and never relinquish it.

“This is a great way to start our Australian Championship assault,” grinned the iconic Kiwi throttle-stomper in victory lane, “I can’t thank Brett Morris and Shaun Insley enough for the car tonight. Apart from losing our brakes in an earlier heat we’ve been right where we need to be. It feels good to go into tomorrow night with a win, even if it’s only a preliminary.”

Daum was clearly thinking about tomorrow night already.

“Hats off to Michael he did a great job but I know we can be better tomorrow. We’ll give some thought to where we can improve and come back for Night Two with a new game plan. We were fast tonight, especially in that earlier heat race when we came from the back, that was fun.”

Despite finishing second to Pickens Daum is on top of the points for tomorrow night.

Fellow American Brady Bacon came home in third after being impressive all night in the Precision Air #70 Spike.

“I found the track a little crazy tonight, particularly down in turn three and four where it was slick but still had a bit of bite in it. We’ll learn from tonight and get after it for the title. I feel good here and I’m grateful for Gavin and all the guys from Precision for this opportunity.”

West Aussie Dayne Kingshott started the night in disastrous fashion with front end damage and a DNF in his first heat but the #24 Bunbury Subaru entry was rapid in charging from the eleventh row of the grid to an eventual fifth place finish hot on the heels of American Alex Bright in the Graham Jones Racing #4 Spike!

Defending champion Adam Clarke brought the Polar Ice Spike home in sixth place ahead of the aggressive American Andrew Felker, Kiwi Hayden Williams, Queenslander Brendan Palmer eighth (the first QLD car home) Sydney’s Troy Jenkins ninth and West Aussie Todd Waddell rounding out the eleven.

Braydan Willmington rewarded his new sponsors and family for the investment in a new Beast with twelfth ahead of Kaiden Manders, Bob Jackson, Rusty Whittaker, Cameron Restall, Austin Prock, Paul Farrell and Troy Jordan the last registered car in nineteenth position.

DNF’s were Michael Kendall, Lee Redmond, Troy Ware, Tyler Thomas and Brad Mosen.

Fifteen heat races were conducted on Night One with a remaining group of five heats tomorrow night.

Top 20 in the RBPSR Australian Speedcar Championship after Night One are:

1. Zach Daum 70

2. Michael Pickens 66

3. Brady Bacon 65

4. Tyler Thomas 61

5. Hayden Williams 61

6. Andrew Felker 56

7. Troy Jenkins 56

8. Brad Mosen 51

9. Adam Clarke 49

10. Alex Bright 49

11. Michael Kendall 44

12. Troy Ware 44

13. Darren Jenkins 44

14. Cameron Restall 43

15. Lee Redmond 42

16. Rusty Whittaker 42

17. Todd Waddell 42

18. Dayne Kingshott 41

19. Brendan Palmer 40

20. Matt Jackson 38

Hard luck stories came thick and fast including Nathan Smee who was chasing his tail all night with a new car and engine program on debut for the event. Engine issues hampered the former Aussie champ and he’ll have to dig deep tomorrow night.

Both Michael Stewart and former Aussie champ Neville Lance also hurt motors and face engine changes before tomorrow night.

Night Two of the Championship is conducted tomorrow night – February 6, with the remaining one heat group, the preliminary mains and then the 40-lap Championship final.

The AMCA Nationals main event was won by Matt Hardy who edged out his father Russ Hardy in second place and Shane Cartwright rounding out the podium.

The Hardy men were rapid all night and certainly deserved their 1-2 finish.

“I’d like to thank my wife Narelle for signing the cheques and allowing Matt and I to do this,” grinned Russ.

“Yeah, thanks Mum,” echoed Matt.

 

 

SESELY WINS 14TH ANNUAL NAPA KNOW HOW GAMBLER’S CLASSIC THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACE; BOUC, SPELLMAN CLAIM CHAMP KART AND SLINGSHOT FEATURE RACES AT ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 31, 2016 . . . Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., became the first three time winner of the NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic Three Quarter (TQ) Midget feature Saturday night by driving what amounted to a perfect race in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

“The car got better as the race went on,” Sesely said. “We’re back with the setup we used to win the 2013 and 2014 race. I couldn’t be happier.”

Sesely, who was a non-factor in the 2015 race, started first in the 40-lap main event by winning the TQ Dash, a five lap race among the nine drivers in time trials and Friday night heat race points.

Sesely fought off a variety of challengers who moved to second. In order, Mike Lichty, Ryan Tidman, Jimmy Blewett, Erick Rudolph, Ryan Flores, and, ultimately Andy Jankowiak trailed Sesely’s chain driven 600 Micro but could never complete a pass.

Jankiowiak’s second place ended a troubled and challenging weekend for the upstate New Yorker. Justin Bonsignore authored a well-driven race to finish a solid third while Micro Sprint specialist Kyle Lick amazed TQ regulars with a fourth place run. Lichty was fifth.

Zane Zeiner, Jimmy Blewett, Nick Ladyga, Tim Buckwalter and a disconsolate Erick Rudolph rounded out the top ten.

Danny Bouc of Plumsteadville, Pa., outran Donnie Nall and Chris Daley to win the 24-car, 25-lap Champ Kart main event. Bouc advanced steadily through the pack, taking the lead from Nall on lap thirteen. Once in front, Bouc withstood a pair of restarts, one of which cleared lapped traffic from in front of him, to win the race, his first Indoor Champ Kart win.

The triumph was the first for Bouc in an Indoor Champ Kart race after many years of trying.

“I can’t believe it,” Bouc said with his long-time girlfriend Elizabeth Taylor at his side. “I’ve come close many times and I finally got one.”

Dan Spellmon of Butler, N.J., won the 24-car, 25 lap Slinger Warehouse Slingshot feature. Cody Kohler and Kyle Herve were second and third.

Spellmon passed Kohler at the halfway mark for the lead and once in front got some crucial elements of fortune with the way the race flowed.

“The car was getting freer and freer but I was able to hang on,” Spellmon said. “I got a couple of breaks the way the yellow flags fell and was good enough at the end to hold off everybody.”

Kohler finished second, the beneficiary of a late race penalty imposed on Simon Egan, who had taken second and was on the move. But officials penalized Egan two spots for a late race restart infraction. Kohler regained second to finish there with Herve taking third. Egan was fourth.

Six TQ Heat races Saturday night were to determine main event starters. Andy Jankowiak won the first one over Justin Bonsignore, with Joey Payne finishing ahead of Brad Lamberson to snare heat two.

Matt Roselli grabbed the third heat ahead of actual third place finisher Matt Janisch after Brandon Knupp’s car was disqualified for weighing in light. Heat four was taken by Bob Baker ahead of DJ Shaw.

The fifth TQ prelim was grabbed by Friday fast time trialer Ryan Flores ahead of Pat Bealer and heat six was claimed by Ryan Susice with Andrew Krause, who came from a ninth place start to a second place finish.

Three final TQ B-Mains settled the final three starting spots for the Gambler’s Classic. The trio of B-Main winners were Patrick Emerling, Nick Ladyga, and Pat Bealer.

On Saturday afternoon, two TQ Last Chance Races, a pair of Slingshot B-Mains, and a duo of Champ Kart affairs pared the field of drivers for the Saturday night features.

TQ Last Chance events were won by Jack Conover and Andrew Krause. The win for Conover was his second preliminary win of the weekend, having won the Friday TQ Non-Qualifier event.

Slingshot B-Mains were won by Michael Glass and Chris Kurtz with Damon Paul and Demetrious Drellos finishing runners-up to the two event victors.

Champ Kart B-Mains were won by Daniel Doyle, Jr. and A.J. DeSantis, chased by Jeremy Tuttle and Alex Colesanto respectively.

The Indoor Three Quarter Midget Race Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels resumes over the weekend of February 26-28 at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J.

14th Annual Gamblers Classic TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Anthony Sesely, 2. Andy Jankowiak, 3. Justin Bonsignore, 4. Kyle Lick, 5. Mike Lichty, 6. Zane Zeiner, 7. Jimmy Blewett, 8. Nick Ladyga, 9. Tim Buckwalter, 10. Erick Rudolph, 11. Rob Neely, 12. Matt Janisch, 13. DJ Shaw, 14. Matt Roselli, 15. Ryan Flores, 16. Brad Lamberson, 17. Pat Bealer, 18. Scott Kreutter, 19. Patrick Emerling, 20. Ryan Tidman, 21. Joey Payne, 22. Tony DiMattia, 23. Bob Baker, 24. Ryan Susice, 25. Andrew Krause, 26. Rob Vivona.

Champ Kart Feature (25 Laps): Danny Bouc, 2. Donnie Nall, 3. Chris Daley, 4. Joe Pacovich, 5. Zack Myers, 6. Jonathan Cash, 7. Anthony Colandro, 8. Mike Perry, 9. Jerry Mullis, 10. Richie Davidowitz, 11. Eric Zeh, 12. Daniel Doyle Jr., 13. Dalton Rovira, 14. AJ Jadacki, 15. Jake Shelley, 16. Ryan Kendall, 17. Jeremy Tuttle, 18. AJ DeSantis, 19. Ryan Swartz, 20. Alex Colesanto, 21. James Hayden, 22. Joey Bruning, 23. James Pape Jr., 24. Cale Ross.

Slingshot Feature (25 Laps): 1. Dan Spellmon, 2. Cody Kohler, 3. Kyle Herve, 4. Simon Egan, 5. Demetrios Drellos, 6. Nick Shaw, 7. Matthew Stangle, 8. Kevin VanValkenburg, 9. Joe Kata, 10. Ken Reeder, 11. Frank Yankowski, 12. Cody Kline, 13. John Aumick, 14. Kurt Bettler, 15. Chris Kurtz, 16. Joe Toth, 17. Jerry Schott Jr., 18. Dillon Steuer, 19. Damon Paul, 20. Brett Bieber, 21. Ed Stangle, 22. Seth Spayd, 23. Matt Langbein, 24. Michael Glass.

 

 

Matt Kurtz Repeats History In Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints On Saturday Night At East Bay Raceway Park

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway on Saturday night for night number two of the 40th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park as it was Matt Kurtz repeating history from one year ago winning the Saturday night 25-lap feature event for the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints.

First caution of the race came out on lap two as Andrew Griffin spun and then again on lap four as Griffin’s night was done.

Matt Kurtz was leading for the first six laps until defending Champion AJ Maddox took over the lead but Kurtz was quick to take it back and not look back.

Red flag came out on lap twenty as Shawn Murray rode turn four wall and almost launched himself out of the track. The catch fence did its job and put him back onto the track. Murray was okay as the fans applauded him as he climbed out of the car.

Kurtz went to Victory Lane with a smile on his face as he made it two years in a row for the Winternationals for the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints. “The track was tricky tonight as I saw fellow competitor and friend AJ Maddox show his nose at one point and thought I need to get on the gas” Kurtz said in Victory Lane. He thanked his sponsor Hardy Maddox for letting him drive for him and the awesome motor built by Robert Delgado.

Action continues tomorrow night with the UMP/EBRP Open Wheel Modifieds for night number 3 for the Sunshine State Modified Tour. For information, visit eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223.

Top Gun Sprints 1/30/2016 A-Main:1. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 2. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 3. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 4. Tim George (Venice, FL), 5. David Kelley (Plant City, FL), 6. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 7. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 8. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 9. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 10. Dylan Colding (Lithia, FL), 11. Guy Bos (Largo, FL), 12. Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL), 13. Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 14. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 15. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 16. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL), 17. Andrew Griffin (Clearwater, FL), 18. Dennis Misuraca (Sanford, FL), 19. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL)

Heat Race 1:1. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 2. Dylan Colding (Lithia, FL), 3. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 4. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 5. Andrew Griffin (Clearwater, FL), 6. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 7. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL)

Heat Race 2:1. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 2. David Kelley (Plant City, FL), 3. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 4. Guy Bos (Largo, FL), 5. Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL), 6. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL)

Heat Race 3:1. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 2. Dennis Misuraca (Sanford, FL), 3. Tim George (Venice, FL), 4. Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 5. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 6. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL)

 

 

Hodges & Marriott Headline Winter Challenge Finale!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 30, 2016) – Josh Hodges and Hunter Marriott brought the curtains down on Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge 2016 with impressive drives to victory lane in Saturday night’s fifth and final round of the mini-series atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While Hodges earned his second USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car feature victory of the series and Marriott picked up his second win as well in IMCA Modified action, other Saturday night winners included George Fronsman in IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock action, Paul O’Connor in IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and Danny Wagner in Dwarf Cars.

After sliding past front row starter Stevie Sussex for the lead on the second round, Tijeras, NM, shoe Josh Hodges countered several strong Bryan Clauson sliders to take Saturday night’s $4,000 USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature winner’s share.

It was the second $4,000 victory of the five-race series for Hodges aboard the Jackson Compaction/Ortega’s Appliance/MVT No. 74x after topping last Sunday’s Round Three feature.

“This is awesome, it’s fun to race with these guys I look up to,” Hodges said in victory lane. “There’s no one better than Bryan (Clauson), he raced me clean.”

With Hodges racing into the lead early, Clauson just needed three laps to charge from sixth into second as he pursued a fourth win of the series.

Clauson challenged early but nearly looped it turn two on the 11th round. Clauson made the save, with the race’s only caution flying moments later for a disabled mount in turn one.

With the balance of the 30-lapper run off in non-stop fashion, Clauson kept the pressure on and twice slid by Hodges in turns one and two in the final handful of rounds only to have Hodges successfully counter to retain command.

After Clauson got a good piece of the turn two wall with the lap 28 slider, Hodges had a clear run to his second win of the year. Clauson settled for second with R.J. Johnson, Charles Davis, Jr., and Andrew Reinbold rounding out the top five.

Just as Hodges denied Clauson a four-for-five Winter Challenge effort, Missouri’s Hunter Marriott did the same to Ricky Thornton, Jr., by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s non-stop 25-lap finale.

Marriott worked past Ryan Gaylord for the lead five laps in the main event and then fought off Thornton, Jr., the rest of the way to take his second Winter Challenge score aboard the Strange Oval/Friesen Chevrolet No. 62 entry.

“It has been fun racing with Ricky out here,” Marriott commented in victory lane. “He pushes us so hard here, if it weren’t for him I don’t that we would have to work as hard as we have this week.”

Marriott made a masterful move through a gaggle of lapped cars a handful of laps before the checkered flag to secure the win with Thornton, Jr., settling for second as Paul Stone, Gaylord and Anthony Roth rounded out the top five.

Entering the night knotted with Matt Martinez aboard the Pure Stock Winter Challenge win charts at two, George Fronsman added that coveted third win by racing from fourth to take the checkered flag ahead of Cody Center, Martinez, Lonnie Foss and Mark Madrid.

Paul O’Connor took Renegade honors ahead of Richard Bennett and Troy Barnes while Danny Wagner beat 13th-starter Derek Rosse and 10th-starter Tony Martin to the stripe in Dwarf Car action.

Canyon Speedway Park fires back to life with the 28th Annual Desert Classic on February 26-27 featuring the Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Dwarf Cars and Micro Sprints.

Canyon Speedway Park

January 30, 2016 – Winter Challenge 2016 Night Five of Five Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 98-Matt Lundy, 4. 16-Mike Martin, 5. 55-Tony Everhart, 6. 45-Bob Strait, 7. 50x-Will Perkins, 8. 11w-Dillon Tanner.

Heat Two: 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 2. 74x-Josh Hodges, 3. 2x-Larry Gibson, 4. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 5. 54-Landon Cling, 6. 27w-Guy Weedman, 7. 5x-Matt McCarthy.

Heat Three: 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 5-Tye Mihocko, 5. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 6. 56-Spencer Hill, 7. 22b-Brian Hosford.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 74x-Josh Hodges, 2. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 6. 16-Mike Martin, 7. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 8. 20-Shon Deskins, 9. 5-Tye Mihocko, 10. 22b-Brian Hosford, 11. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 12. 54-Landon Cling, 13. 98-Matt Lundy, 14. 45-Bob Strait, 15. 2x-Larry Gibson, 16. 27w-Guy Weedman, 17. 50x-Will Perkins, 18. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 19. 11w-Dillon Tanner, 20. 55-Tony Everhart, 21. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 22. 56-Spencer Hill.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 198-Robert Sawyer II, 2. 66p-Paul Stone, 3. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 4. 51-Joey Moriarty, 5. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 6. 17-Justin Miller, 7. 06az-Tommy Wyman.

Heat Two: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 62-Hunter Marriott, 3. X-Josh Rogotzke, 4. 59-Mark Stewart, 5. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 6. 12-Guy Norton, 7. 15s-William Slocum.

Heat Three: 1. 60-Anthony Roth, 2. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. 78-Steve Stultz, 5. 87-Curt Lund, 6. 19sb-Lance Mari, 7. 14a-Chase Alvez.

Heat Four: 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 4. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 5. 00-Nate Warren, 6. 25-Paul Nelson, 7. 8-George Stange.

“B” Main: 1. 87-Curt Lund, 2. 19sb-Lance Mari, 3. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 4. 12-Guy Norton, 5. 00-Nate Warren, 6. 78-Steve Stultz, 7. 17-Justin Miller, 8. 14a-Chase Alvez, 9. 15s-William Slocum, 10. 25-Paul Nelson, 11. 8-George Stange, 12. 06az-Tommy Wyman.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 66p-Paul Stone, 4. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 5. 60-Anthony Roth, 6. 4tw-Tim Ward, 7. 44-Jason Noll, 8. 87-Curt Lund, 9. 198-Robert Sawyer II, 10. 51-Joey Moriarty, 11. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 12. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 13. 19sb-Lance Mari, 14. X-Josh Rogotzke, 15. 12-Guy Norton, 16. 59-Mark Stewart, 17. 5z-Zack Madrid, 18. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 19. 00-Nate Warren, 20. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 21. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 22. 78-Steve Stultz, 23. 17-Justin Miller, 24. 14a-Chase Alvez.

IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. $-Cody Center, 2. 17-Harland Morehart, 3. 7-Steve Bitting, 4. 19w-John Thomas, 5. 06az-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 6. 15-Mark Madrid, 7. 11-Richard Veralrud, 8. 00-Lonnie Foss.

Heat Two: 1. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 2. 41-George Fronsman, 3. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 4. 3-Ashley Stafford, 5. 41r-Robert Linn, 6. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 7. 18-Terry Skorick.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. $-Cody Center, 3. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 4. 00-Lonnie Foss, 5. 15m-Mark Madrid, 6. 7-Steve Bitting, 7. 17-Harland Morehart, 8. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 9. 06az-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 10. 41r-Robert Linn, 11. 3-Ashley Stafford, 12. 18-Terry Skorick, 13. 19w-John Thomas, 14. 11-Richard Veralrud, 15. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin.

IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades:

Heat One: 1. 5z-Merle Zachrison, 2. 54-James Turensky, 3. 101-Troy Barnes, 4. 9-Paul O’Connor, 5. 13-Jason Crowe, 6. 16b-Richard Bennett, 7. 14T-Tommy Esquerra, 8. 23-Dave Barnes, 9. 5-Shea Kendig, 10. 15-Wayne Dunsworth.

“A” Feature: 1. 9-Paul O’Connor, 2. 6b-Richard Bennett, 3. 101-Troy Barnes, 4. 54-James Turensky, 5. 5z-Merle Zachrison, 6. 5-Shea Kendig, 7. 15-Wayne Dunsworth, 8. 14T-Tommy Esquerra, 9. 13-Jason Crowe, 10. 23-Dave Barnes.

Dwarf Cars:

Heat One: 1. 12v-John Isabella, 2. 00x-Grant William, 3. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 4. 78c-Jason Woods, 5. 47-Steve Kapaun, 6. 66-Frank Rhodes, 7. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 8. 16r-Jerry Hunter.

Heat Two: 1. 11b-Darren Brown, 2. 2-Mike Williams, 3. 41-Tony Martin, 4. 27-Rusty Degroat, 5. 40-Derek Rosse, 6. 46-Mike Moyer, 7. 11-Heather Hennessey, 8. 86c-Jenn Lessig.

Heat Three: 1. 11d-Danny Wagner, 2. 76-Glenn Sciarani, 3. 2n-Cale Rudy, 4. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 5. 17x-Sonny Wahl, 6. 88r-Keith Welch, 7. 12-Pat Hennessey.

Heat Four: 1. 18h-Jerry Hislop, 2. 19-John Foster, 3. 75c-Bill Tracey, 4. 76x-Brian Hatlestad, 5. 20-Levi Rudy, 6. 11r-Charlie Drager, 7. 75r-Don Morrison, 8. 55-John Levitt.

“B” Feature: 1. 40-Derek Rosse, 2. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 3. 88r-Keith Welch, 4. 76x-Brian Hatlestad, 5. 11r-Charlie Drager, 6. 20-Levi Rudy, 7. 11-Heather Hennessey, 8. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 9. 16r-Jerry Hunter, 10. 12-Pat Hennessey, 11. 75r-Don Morrison, 12. 17x-Sonny Wahl, 13. 47-Steve Kapaun, 14. 46-Mike Moyer, 15. 66-Frank Rhodes, 16. 86c-Jenn Lessig, 17. 27-Rusty Degroat, 18. 78c-Jason Woods, 19. 55-John Levitt.

“A” Feature: 1. 11d-Danny Wagner, 2. 40-Derek Rosse, 3. 41-Tony Martin, 4. 76-Glenn Sciarani, 5. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 6. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 7. 18h-Jerry Hislop, 8. 11r-Charlie Drager, 9. 75c-Bill Tracey, 10. 19-John Foster, 11. 16r-Jerry Hunter, 12. 17x-Sonny Wahl, 13. 76x-Brian Hatlestad, 14. 2n-Cale Rudy, 15. 20-Levi Rudy, 16. 88r-Keith Welch, 17. 12-Pat Hennessey, 18. 75r-Don Morrison, 19. 11-Heather Hennessey, 20. 11b-Darren Brown, 21. 00x-Grant William, 22. 2-Mike Williams, 23. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 24. 12v-John Isabella.

 

 

Veal Heads Up An All South West Victorian Podium

Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Jamie Veal continued his golden run at Premier Speedway this evening when he claimed victory in the Preliminary Feature event to cap off proceedings for night two of the 2016 Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship.

With Chace Karpenko producing a career best qualifying performance throughout his two qualifying night heat races, the driver of the NT21 started from pole position for the 30 lap feature event.

Alongside Karpenko was the ACT18 of 2014 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion Ian Madsen and it was Madsen who stole the march in his rivals as he led the field after the opening lap as Veal began to move forward from his position four starting position.

On lap two, the S22 of Chad Ely was the first retirement after his front wing became dislodged.

With Madsen trying to run and hide the large crowd on hand were treated to multiple slide jobs as both Madsen and Veal traded blows and positions at the front of the field.

On lap 13 the yellow lights blinked on as Robbie Farr ground to a halt in the NQ7 entry after he too enjoyed a near faultless qualifying run which saw the 2004 Aussie Champ begin the race from position three.

The next major delay in proceedings came when the power plant on the Q36 entry of Luke Oldfield expired, depositing a large amount of oil on the racing surface, which resulted in a lengthy red light stoppage.

At the resumption it was Madsen who again led the way while Veal continued to work the high side of the track as the gap closed. Then on lap 25 Veal managed to slide Madsen for the lead on the entry to turn one before Madsen spun the ACT18 on entry to turn three resulting in the demise of not only the one time race leader but also Chace Karpenko who has strode his way into podium contention, while Steven Lines dynamic run from position nine also was impeded slightly as he flipped the W3 machine resulting in severe top wing damage.

At the resumption it was all Veal as the five laps passed by in the blink of an eye with the dominant V35 entry taking the win ahead of Darren Mollenoyux and the ever consistent John Vogels who again impressed having progressed to third from an eighth place starting position.

Rounding out the official top five were Jason Kendrick who also showed immense car speed as he sped from position 12 on the grid.

Tim Van Ginneken (V36), Dion Bellman (V40), Daniel Pestka (V88), Ian Loudoun (V3) and Max Dumesny (V5) who rounded out the top ten followed them.

They were followed by Luke Walker (V67), Darren Jensen (Q75), Lines (W3) and Keke Falland (S78).

The DNF’s consisted of Ian Madsen (ACT18), Chace Karpenko (NT21), Luke Oldfield (Q36), Matt Smith (N11), Robbie Farr (NQ7) and Chad Ely (S22).

Earlier in the program the B-Main was won by Luke Oldfield (Q36) ahead of Chad Ely (S22), Max Dumesny (V5) and Keke Falland (S78), while the last chance C-Main saw Jamie Bricknell (T55) and Dennis Jones (V17) tag onto the back of the B-Main.

The heat races, of which there were eight in total were won by Steven Lines, John Vogels, Darren Jensen, Dion Bellman, Tim Van Ginneken, Luke Walker, Daniel Pestka and James Thompson.

The points standing after night two of the 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship as presented by Red Ed’s Sheds is as follows:

1 V37 Grant Anderson 136.5 12.889
2 W2 Brooke Tatnell 132 12.995
3 W26 Luke Dillon 131 12.216
4 W12 Daniel Harding 129 12.315
5 N29 Kerry Madsen 127.5 12.954
6 W57 Shaun Bradford 126 12.935
7 V35 Jamie Veal 124 11.553
8 N92 Sam Walsh 124 12.888
9 A1 David Murcott 123 12.554
10 S19 Bradley Keller 122.5 12.307
11 V77 Darren Mollenoyux 119.5 11.28
12 S97 Matt Egel 119.5 13.088
13 V26 Nick Lacey 119.5 13.559
14 V88 Daniel Pestka 118.5 11.271
15 N7 Toby Bell-Bowen 118 11.627
16 V70 John Vogels 117 10.997
17 NT21 Chace Karpenko 117 11.338
18 Act18 Ian Madsen 116.5 11.387
19 V40 Dion Bellman 115 11.286
20 NQ7 Robbie Farr 115 11.481
21 W11 Jason Kendrick 114.5 11.266
22 Q75 Darren Jensen 112.5 11.279
23 W3 Steve Lines 112 11.025
24 V36 Tim Van Ginneken 109.5 11.566
25 W77 Brad Maiolo 109.5 12.922
26 V67 Luke Walker 109 11.488
27 V3 Ian Loudoun 108 11.372
28 S2 Craig Vanderstelt 108 13.287
29 N11 Matthew Smith 107.5 11.668
30 Act21 Shaun Dobson 104.5 13.138
31 V47 Tim Rankin 104 12.562
32 V5 Max Dumesny 103.5 11.933
33 N21 Garry Brazier 103 12.641
34 NQ5 Danny Reidy 103 13.257
35 N38 Max Johnson 102.5 13.298
36 W56 James Thompson 101.5 11.65
37 Q36 Luke Oldfield 100 11.627
38 Q25 Andrew Scheuerle 98.5 13.004
39 V55 Ashley Scott 97 13.706
40 S22 Chad Ely 96.5 11.433
41 S78 Keke Falland 95.5 11.781
42 V21 Jamie Hennessy 95.5 12.588
43 V48 Adam King 93.5 13.125
44 Q16 Bryan Mann 92 13.258
45 V19 Daniel Newnham 91.5 11.747
46 N47 Marcus Dumesny 90.5 12.251
47 NQ25 James McFadden 90 11.536
48 W99 Jamie Maiolo 90 13.344
49 V68 Brett Milburn 89 11.532
50 V42 Jye O’Keeffe 88.5 12.463
51 Q59 Kevin Titman 88 11.776
52 V74 Michael Cunningham 88 13.373
53 Act99 Jay Waugh 87.5 11.732
54 V98 Peter Doukas 87 11.667
55 N17 Marty Perovich 86.5 11.511
56 W45 Daryl Clayden 86.5 11.647
57 NT62 Ben Atkinson 86 11.524
58 V25 Jack Lee 85.5 13.828
59 S24 Ricky Maiolo 83.5 12.228
60 S20 Glen Sutherland 83.5 13.014
61 S86 Brendan Guerin 83 11.707
62 N48 Jackson Delamont 81.5 13.224
63 N75 Glen Saville 81 11.586
64 V57 Matthew Dumesny 81 12.851
65 T45 Kurt Luttrell 81 12.99
66 T55 Jamie Bricknell 80.5 11.639
67 Q6 Steven Rowell 80.5 12.656
68 V95 Ryan Davis 80 13.483
69 T14 Mark House 78 12.157
70 W14 Jason Pryde 76.5 13.197
71 V17 Dennis Jones 74 11.394
72 S37 Terry Kelly 73.5 11.664
73 V12 Kristy Ellis 72.5 13.138
74 N 20 Troy Little 71.5 11.859
75 NQ44 Brandon Rawlings 68.5 12.195
76 T7 Tim Hutchins 66 13.572
77 W49 Ryan Jones 65 14.157
78 V72 Jake Smith 63 11.585
79 N36 Eddie Lumbar 61.5 13.277
80 S72 Jamie Stark 61 12.921
81 W25 Taylor Millings 59 11.677
82 V96 Andy Caruana 59 13.364
83 S45 Jake Tranter 57 11.785
84 Q41 Mitchell Gee 56 14.095
85 V16 Kris Lacey 55 12.171
86 V60 Jordyn Charge 54.5 13.171
87 Act55 Brenten Farrer 54 11.783
88 N35 Peter O'Neill 53.5 14.371
89 S44 Daniel Evans 51 13.476
90 S4 Phil March 50.5 14.637
91 N79 Peter Bourke 48.5 11.895
92 T29 Robin Dawkins 48 12.258
93 N12 Thomas Jeffery 47.5 11.701
94 NQ9 Nathan McFarlane 47.5 14.374
95 V84 Sam Wren 46 14.813
96 N24 Blake Skipper 43 14.081
97 Q21 Jordyn Brazier 39 12.606
98 V64 David Aldersley 36.5 14.688
99 V51 Peter Milnes 33 12.636

Night Three of the 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship will be held at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Sunday January 31, 2016.

 

 

Anderson Tops The Charts As Tatnell Takes Night One Of Aussie Title

Brooke Tatnell’s chances of claiming a sixth Australian Championship took a giant leap forward on Friday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool when he claimed victory after a race long battle with 2003 Champion Kerry Madsen and early pace-setter Grant Anderson.

On a race track that provided many passing options the race craft of both Tatnell and Madsen was on show for all to see, while New South Welshman Sam Walsh also provided many highlights with his charge up the pecking order from position eight until a late race caution all but sealed his fate.

Anderson was the early pace setter, managing to stay abreast of pole sitter Luke Dillon in the early laps, until Tatnell and Madsen along with defending Aussie Champ David Murcott began to stamp their authority on proceedings.

It took Tatnell, who was battling illness, until lap 23 to get by Anderson for the lead as Madsen continued to pepper away at the new race leader.

Anderson did all he could to try to maintain a podium finish before Murcott slipped by in the shadows of the finish line on lap 26.

A late race caution bunched the field together with five to run but there was to be no denying Tatnell who claimed opening night honors from Kerry Madsen and David Murcott with Anderson hanging on for fourth just ahead of Sam Walsh.

Rounding out the top ten were Nick Lacey 6th (started 11th), Daniel Harding 7th (started 3rd), Brad Keller 8th (started 7th), Shaun Bradford 9th (started 5th) and Matt Egel 10th (started 10th).

The remaining finishers were Danny Reidy 11th (started 18th), Andrew Scheuerle 12th (started 19th), Tim Rankin 13th (started 17th) and Jamie Hennessy 14th (started 20th).

Those classed as non-finishers were the ACT21 of Shaun Dobson, the S2 of Craig Venderstelt along with Luke Dillon, Bradley Maiolo, Garry Brazier and Max Johnston.

Earlier in the program the B-Main was won by Tim Rankin, from Danny Reidy, Andrew Scheuerle and Jamie Hennessy, while the last chance C-Main saw Ryan Jones and Kristy Ellis tag onto the back of the B-Main.

The heat races, of which there were eight in total were won by Bradley Keller, Sam Walsh, Luke Dillon, Tim Rankin, Brad Maiolo, Grant Anderson, Shaun Bradford and Nick Lacey.

The points standing after night one of the 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship as presented by Red Ed’s Sheds are as follows:

1 V37 Grant Anderson 136.5 12.889
2 W2 Brooke Tatnell 132 12.995
3 W26 Luke Dillon 131 12.216
4 W12 Daniel Harding 129 12.315
5 N29 Kerry Madsen 127.5 12.954
6 W57 Shaun Bradford 126 12.935
7 N92 Sam Walsh 124 12.888
8 A1 David Murcott 123 12.554
9 S19 Bradley Keller 122.5 12.307
10 S97 Matt Egel 119.5 13.088
11 V26 Nick Lacey 119.5 13.559
12 W77 Brad Maiolo 109.5 12.922
13 S2 Craig Vanderstelt 108 13.287
14 Act21 Shaun Dobson 104.5 13.138
15 V47 Tim Rankin 104 12.562
16 N21 Garry Brazier 103 12.641
17 NQ5 Danny Reidy 103 13.257
18 N38 Max Johnson 102.5 13.298
19 Q25 Andrew Scheuerle 98.5 13.004
20 V55 Ashley Scott 97 13.706
21 V21 Jamie Hennessy 95.5 12.588
22 V48 Adam King 93.5 13.125
23 Q16 Bryan Mann 92 13.258
24 W99 Jamie Maiolo 90 13.344
25 V42 Jye O’Keeffe 88.5 12.463
26 V74 Michael Cunningham 88 13.373
27 V25 Jack Lee 85.5 13.828
28 S20 Glen Sutherland 83.5 13.014
29 N48 Jackson Delamont 81.5 13.224
30 V57 Matthew Dumesny 81 12.851
31 T45 Kurt Luttrell 81 12.99
32 Q6 Steven Rowell 80.5 12.656
33 V95 Ryan Davis 80 13.483
34 W14 Jason Pryde 76.5 13.197
35 V12 Kristy Ellis 72.5 13.138
36 T7 Tim Hutchins 66 13.572
37 W49 Ryan Jones 65 14.157
38 N36 Eddie Lumbar 61.5 13.277
39 S72 Jamie Stark 61 12.921
40 V96 Andy Caruana 59 13.364
41 Q41 Mitchell Gee 56 14.095
42 V60 Jordyn Charge 54.5 13.171
43 N35 Peter O'Neill 53.5 14.371
44 S44 Daniel Evans 51 13.476
45 S4 Phil March 50.5 14.637
46 NQ9 Nathan McFarlane 47.5 14.374
47 V84 Sam Wren 46 14.813
48 N24 Blake Skipper 43 14.081
49 V64 David Aldersley 36.5 14.688

Night Two of the 54th Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship will be held at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Saturday January 30, 2016.

 

 

New Jersey Driver Wins Night One Of The Eagle Jet Top Sprints At East Bay Raceway Park

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway on Friday night for night number one of the 40th Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park as it was 63 year old driver Jeff Taylor from Cherry Hill, NJ pulling into Victory Lane in the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints Feature event. There were 19 cars on hand to compete on their first night of two at the famed Clay By The Bay.

Red flag came out on lap seven as Riverview’s Keith Butler caught a wheelie and another car taking a slow roll on his side. Driver was okay and he collected Johnny Petrozelle as he rolled and landed back on his wheels.

Jeff Taylor led the field from start to finish winning the 25-lap feature event and also picking up the Jeff Barfield Clean Sweep Award picking up and extra $200. Taylor was in a 305 c.i. motor and said it was a momentum motor. When asked if it was his first time here he said he ran here about 10 years ago in a 410 Sprint. Taylor was quick to thank everyone at East Bay for welcoming them with open arms over the last few days with all the weather that was in the area. He also thanked C&B Mushrooms and Jerrical Engines.

Action continues tomorrow night with the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints returning for night number two..For information, visit eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223.
Top Gun Sprints 1/29/2016

A-Main:1. Jeff Taylor (Cherry Hill, NJ), 2. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 3. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 4. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 5. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 6. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 7. Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 8. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 9. Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL), 10. Dennis Misuraca (Sanford, FL), 11. Guy Bos (Largo, FL), 12. Johnnie Alexander (Tampa, FL), 13. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 14. Tim George (Venice, FL), 15. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 16. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 17. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 18. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL), 19. Andrew Griffin (Clearwater, FL),

Heat Race 1:1. Jeff Taylor (Cherry Hill, NJ), 2. Keith Butler (Riverview, FL), 3. Tim George (Venice, FL), 4. Travis Bliemeister (Venice, FL), 5. Aileen Collins-Love (Lando Lakes, FL), 6. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL)

Heat Race 2:1. Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL), 2. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 3. Dennis Misuraca (Sanford, FL), 4. Kurt Taylor (Brandon, FL), 5. Johnnie Alexander (Tampa, FL), 6. Andrew Griffin (Clearwater, FL)

Heat Race 3:1. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 2. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 3. Johnny Gilbertson (Dover, FL), 4. Johnny Petrozelle III (Denton, NC), 5. Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL), 6. Daniel Peeples (Riverview, FL), 7. Guy Bos (Largo, FL)

 

RYAN FLORES SETS NEW THREE QUARTER MIDGET QUALIFYING RECORD IN ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL; DiMATTIA, LICHTY, RUDOLPH, TIDMAN SCORE TQ QUALIFIER WINS; DYLAN STEUER, JOEY BRUNING BEST SLINGSHOT AND CHAMP KART TIME TRIALS FRIDAY NIGHT

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 29, 2016 . . . Ryan Flores, formerly of Monmouth County, N.J., but now living in Mooresville, N.C., where he works for the Roger Penske NASCAR Sprint Cup team with driver Joey Logano, out-qualified the 92-car Three Quarter (TQ) Midget field inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall Friday night and set a new track record in the process.

Flores’ 7.937 lap time shattered the 8.029 one lap standard set by Erick Rudolph in 2015 qualifying. Rudolph broke his former mark with a 7.980 lap time and Jimmy Blewett’s 8.000 third place clocking was also under the previous record mark.

“These indoor TQ races are the only racing I do all year,” Flores said. “Mark Lafler (car builder) really helped me today getting the set up perfect.”

Four twenty-car, twenty-lap TQ Midget A-Qualifiers were won by 19-year old Purdue University engineering student Tony DiMattia over Zane Zeiner and Tim Buckwalter; by Canadian Mike Lichty in a wild affair that saw leaders Andy Jankowiak and Jimmy Blewett tangle while battling for the lead, only to return to the fray and finish second and third; by defending Gambler’s Classic winner Erick Rudolph, who marched from tenth to first in just three laps, and by Ryan Tidman, past ATQMRA Midget circuit champion who drove Donna and Lenny Boyd’s TQ to victory, like Rudolph from a tenth place start.

As a result of the time trial and heat race finishes, Rudolph, Zeiner, Blewett, Lichty, Tidman, Anthony Sesely, Rob Vivona, Buckwalter and DiMattia are all locked into the Saturday night Gambler’s Classic.

A ten-lap TQ Non-Qualifier race was the first race of the Friday night program. Jack Conover was the winner.

In Slinger Warehouse Slingshot action, thirteen year old Dylan Steuer, who had competed only after receiving a special age waiver from the New Jersey the week before the race, turned a 9.884 second lap to outpace a field of 45 entries, 42 of whom took time.

A trio of Slingshot A-Qualifying heat races, each at 12 laps, were won by Frank Yankowski, John Aumick and Joe Toth.

Champ Kart qualifying was paced by Joey Bruning, an Orange County Fair Speedway weekly Sportsman racer. Bruning’s 9.442 sec. lap surpassed a 48 car field.

Three twelve lap Champ Kart heat races were taken by James Hayden, Richie Davidowitz and Eric Zeh.

The climactic Saturday night of NAPA Know How Racing Weekend for the VP Racing Fuels TQ Midget Series presented by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions starts at 7:00 PM with TQ heat races followed by the Slingshot 24-car, 25-lap feature.

A TQ Dash, three TQ B-Mains, and the Champ Kart 24-car, 25-lap A-Main precede the 14th annual Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget feature with 26 starters running over a 40-lap distance.

First TQ A Qualifier Finish (20): 1. Tony DiMattia, 2. Zane Zeiner, 3. Tim Buckwalter, 4. Andrew Nye, 5. Ryan Preece, 6. Lou Cicconi, 7. Brett Michalski, 8. Jack Conover, 9. Josh Dalrymple, 10. Steve Craig, 11. Adam Bertemy, 12. Neal Williams, 13. John Ivy, 14. Jesse Maurer, 15. Nick Ladyga, 16. Earl Paules, 17. Pat Bealer, 18. Ryan Susice, 19. Shawn McCaughey, 20. Brett Conkling.

Second TQ A Qualifier Finish (20): 1. Mike Lichty, 2. Andy Jankowkiak, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Luke Thomas, 5. Patrick Emerling, 6. Matt Remick, 7. Bobby Holmes, 8. Tommy Catalano, 9. Joey Payne, 10. Scott Kreutter, 11. Mark Yoder, 12. Chad Jones, 13. Sheldon Iudicello, 14. Ted Christopher, 15. Aaron Bartemy, 16. Chris deRitis, 17. Ryan Bartlett, 18. Bruce Leote, 19. Anthony Payne, 20. Andrew Krause.

Third TQ A Qualifier Finish (20): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Shawn Nye, 3. Jonathan Reid, 4. DJ Shaw, 5. Rob Vivona, 6. Mike Iles, 7. Christopher Allen Jr., 8. Robert Geibel, 9. Bob Baker, 10. Jason Treat, 11. David Calabrese, 12. Russ Gamester, 13. Jeff Kot, 14. Austin Bishop, 15. AJ Hessler, 16. Kyle Lick, 17. Tim Proctor, 18. Brandon Knupp, 19. Timmy Nye, 20. Stefani Palmai.

Fourth TQ A Qualifier Finish (20): 1. Ryan Tidman, 2. Rob Neely, 3. Matt Roselli, 4. Matt Janisch, 5. Anthony Sesely, 6. Thomas Fraschetta, 7. Geoffrey Sutton, 8. James Friesen, 9. Chris Hirt, 10. Eddie Strada, 11. Ronnie Flaim, 12. Louie Horvath, 13. Brad Lamberson, 14. Steve Kemery, 15. Ryan Preece, 16. Brandon Azzallina, 17. Alex Bright, 18. Ryan Flores, 19. Justin Bonsignore, 20. Dakota Kessler.

 

Clauson & Thornton Reign Supreme in Winter Challenge Round Four!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 29, 2016) – Bryan Clauson and Ricky Thornton, Jr., maintained the hottest of Winter Challenge 2016 hands on Friday night as both drivers posted their third triumphs in the fourth round of competition atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Clauson captured another USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car feature victory and Thornton, Jr., topped the IMCA Modifieds for a third time as well, other Friday night winners included Matt Martinez in IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock action, Jason Crowe in IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and John Isabella in Dwarf Cars.

Noblesville, Indiana’s Bryan Clauson continued his mastery of the 1/3-mile CSP clay oval by racing into the lead on the fourth round and then checking out on the field in the 30-lapper to make it three-for-four in USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car action at Winter Challenge 2016.

Gridding the field fifth in Mike Martin’s Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing No. 16, Clauson was up to second within two laps and then slipped underneath Brian Hosford to take command in turns one and two on the fourth round.

With just one caution after ten laps slowing the pace, Clauson cruised to a comfortable victory and his fourth overall win in the 10th race of his “Circular Insanity” pursuit of 200 races in 2016.

“We let the one Sunday get away, the guys worked hard all week to make sure that didn’t happen again,” Clauson commented in victory lane after the $2,000 triumph. “We threw some different things at it and what we tried tonight really brought this thing to life.”

In Clauson’s wake, Stevie Sussex rallied on the high side from 11th all the way to second by the midway point and then fought off R.J. Johnson over the closing circuits to secure runner-up honors. Johnson crossed the stripe third for his fourth top-four run in as many Winter Challenge events with Charles Davis, Jr., and Josh Hodges rounding out the top five.

Racing from the front row, Ricky Thornton, Jr., set the pace all the way for the second race in a row to make it three-for-four in Winter Challenge action aboard the No. 20rt.

Round Two winner Hunter Marriott tried to chase down Thornton, Jr., to match up the score at two apiece but had to settle for second with Joey Moriarty, 16th-starter Tim Ward and 18th-starter Brian Schultz rounding out the top five.

Matt Martinez emerged atop a rough and tumble Pure Stock feature to even the score at two wins each along with George Fronsman. After outdueling Vincent Depalma in the early going, Martinez held off Fronsman over the closing rounds to secure the win with Cody Center, Lonnie Foss and Richard Veralrud among the top five.

John Isabella rallied from the tail of the Dwarf Car “B” Main for the win and then raced from 13th to win the “A” Main ahead of 14th-starter Keith Welch and Darren Brown while Jason Crowe raced from four rows deep to take Renegade honors ahead of pole starter Paul O’Connor and Dave Barnes.

Winter Challenge 2016 at Canyon Speedway Park concludes Saturday night with a full slate of USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and Dwarf Cars firing off at 5:00 p.m.

Canyon Speedway Park

January 29, 2016 – Winter Challenge 2016 Night Four of Five Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 5-Tye Mihocko, 4. 45-Bob Strait, 5. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 6. 54-Landon Cling, 7. 48T-Thomas Ogle.

Heat Two: 1. 22b-Brian Hosford, 2. 13-Dennis Gile, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 5. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 6. 98-Matt Lundy, 7. 50x-Will Perkins.

Heat Three: 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 3. 74x-Josh Hodges, 4. 2x-Larry Gibson, 5. 27w-Guy Weedman, 6. 17k-Kyle Danielson.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 74x-Josh Hodges, 6. 16-Mike Martin, 7. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 8. 22b-Brian Hosford, 9. 5-Tye Mihocko, 10. 13-Dennis Gile, 11. 98-Matt Lundy, 12. 54-Brandon Cling, 13. 45-Bob Strait, 14. 27w-Guy Weedman, 15. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 16. 50x-Will Perkins, 17. 2x-Larry Gibson, 18. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 19. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 20. 17k-Kyle Danielson.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 40jr-Bubba Stanford, 2. 198-Robert Sawyer II, 3. 60-Anthony Roth, 4. 25-Paul Nelson, 5. 12-Guy Norton, 6. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 7. 78-Steve Stultz, 8. 14-Bryan Ledbetter, Jr.

Heat Two: 1. 62-Hunter Marriott, 2. X-Josh Rogotzke, 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. 66p-Paul Stone, 5. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 6. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 7. 97-Josh Sneed, 8. 15s-William Slocum.

Heat Three: 1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 4. 87-Curt Lund, 5. 4tw-Tim Ward, 6. 17-Justin Miller, 7. 24-Mike Martin, 8. 14a-Chase Alvez.

Heat Four: 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 51-Joey Moriarty, 3. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 4. L8-Brian Schultz, 5. 59-Mark Stewart, 6. 00-Nate Warren, 7. 75c-Bo Partain.

“B” Main: 1. 59-Mark Stewart, 2. L8-Brian Schultz, 3. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 4. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 5. 12-Guy Norton, 6. 24-Mike Martin, 7. 78-Steve Stultz, 8. 17-Justin Miller, 9. 00-Nate Warren, 10. 25-Paul Nelson, 11. 97-Josh Sneed, 12. 14-Bryan Ledbetter, Jr., 13. 14a-Chase Alvez, 14. 75c-Bo Partain, 15. 15s-William Slocum.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 62-Hunter Marriott, 3. 51-Joey Moriarty, 4. 4tw-Tim Ward, 5. L8-Brian Schultz, 6. 66p-Paul Stone, 7. 44-Jason Noll, 8. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 9. 87-Curt Lund, 10. 5z-Zack Madrid, 11. X-Josh Rogotzke, 12. 12-Guy Norton, 13. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 14. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 15. 78-Steve Stultz, 16. 24-Mike Martin, 17. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 18. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 19. 17-Justin Miller, 20. 19sb-Lance Mari, 21. 198-Robert Sawyer II, 22. 60-Anthony Roth, 23. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 24. 59-Mark Stewart.

IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 2. $-Cody Center, 3. 53-Justin Thornton, 4. 7-Vance Honea, 5. 41-George Fronsman, 6. 15-Mark Madrid, 7. 11-Richard Veralrud.

Heat Two: 1. 98-Vincent Depalma, 2. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 3. 00-Lonnie Foss, 4. 06az-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 5. 17-Harland Morehart, 6. 41r-Robert Linn.

“A” Feature: 1. 23jr-Matt Martinez, 2. 41-George Fronsman, 3. $-Cody Center, 4. 00-Lonnie Foss, 5. 11-Richard Veralrud, 6. 41r-Robert Linn, 7. 98-Vincent Depalma, 8. 06az-Kenny Wyman, Jr., 9. 15-Mark Madrid, 10. 7-Vance Honea, 11. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 12. 17-Harland Morehart, 13. 53-Justin Thornton.

IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades:

Heat One: 1. 9-Paul O’Connor, 2. 23-Dave Barnes, 3. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 4. 16b-Richard Bennett, 5. 5z-Merle Zachrison, 6. 45k-Mark Kilian, 7. 54-James Turensky, 8. 13-Jason Crowe, 9. 101-Troy Barnes, 10. 15-Wayne Dunsworth.

“A” Feature: 1. 13-Jason Crowe, 2. 9-Paul O’Connor, 3. 23-Dave Barnes, 4. 16b-Richard Bennett, 5. 5z-Merle Zachrison, 6. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 7. 54-James Turensky, 8. 45k-Mark Kilian, 9. 15-Wayne Dunsworth, 10. 101-Troy Barnes.

Dwarf Cars:

Heat One: 1. 00x-Grant William, 2. 41-Tony Martin, 3. 46-Mike Moyer, 4. 14x-Bill Strobal, 5. 66-Frank Rhodes, 6. 86c-Jenn Lessig, 7. 17y-Tim Berner, 8. 12v-John Isabella.

Heat Two: 1. 76-Glenn Sciarani, 2. 7-Eric Muse, 3. 78c-Jason Woods, 4. 11r-Charlie Drager, 5. 26-Justin Fletcher, 6. 53-David Siness, 7. 17x-Kevin Terrell, 8. 16r-Jerry Hunter.

Heat Three: 1. 11-Darren Brown, 2. 11d-Dennis Wagner, 3. 18h-Jerry Hislop, 4. 88r-Keith Welch, 5. 19-John Foster, 6. 27-Rusty Degroat, 7. 08-Chris Trimino.

Heat Four: 1. 2-Mike Williams, 2. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 3. 75c-Bill Tracey, 4. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 5. 47-Steve Kapaun, 6. 55-John Levitt, 7. 75r-Don Morrison.

“B” Feature: 1. 12v-John Isabella, 2. 88r-Keith Welch, 3. 19-John Foster, 4. 11r-Charlie Drager, 5. 47-Steve Kapaun, 6. 27-Rusty Degroat, 7. 4x-Cecilia Dillie, 8. 66-Frank Rhodes, 9. 86c-Jenn Lessig, 10. 17x-Kevin Terrell, 11. 53-David Siness, 12. 17y-Tim Berner, 13. 14x-Bill Strobal, 14. 55-John Levitt, 15. 16r-John Hunter, 16. 08-Chris Trimino, 17. 26-Justin Fletcher.

“A” Feature: 1. 12v-John Isabella, 2. 88r-Keith Welch, 3. 11-Darren Brown, 4. 18h-Jerry Hislop, 5. 4x-Cecilia Dillia, 6. 33h-Jim Slaugh, 7. 41-Tony Martin, 8. 76-Glenn Sciarani, 9. 27-Rusty Degroat, 10. 2-Mike Williams, 11. 86c-Jenn Lessig, 12. 46-Mike Moyer, 13. 75c-Bill Tracey, 14. 11r-Charlie Drager, 15. 19-John Foster, 16. 17x-Kevin Terrell, 17. 17y-Tim Berner, 18. 66-Frank Rhodes, 19. 11d-Danny Wagner, 20. 78c-Jason Woods, 21. 7-Eric Muse, 22. 00x-Grant William, 23. 47-Steve Kapaun, 24. 53-David Siness.

 

 

Hodges & Thornton Shine on Winter Challenge Night Three!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 24, 2016) – Josh Hodges and Ricky Thornton, Jr., captured the lion’s share of Sunday night honors at Canyon Speedway Park by racing to victory lane in Round Three of Winter Challenge action atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While New Mexico’s Hodges hustled to USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Car victory lane and Thornton, Jr., topped his second IMCA Modified feature of the weekend, other Sunday night winners included George Fronsman in IMCA Stock Car vs. Pure Stock action, Jarrett Martin in Micro Sprints and Chaz Baca, Jr., in Mod Lites.

Bryan Clauson may have been gunning for a third consecutive USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car Winter Challenge win in as many rounds, but Tijeras, NM, shoe Josh Hodges had the answer aboard the Jackson Compaction No. 74x machine.

Working his way forward from the 11th starting position, Hodges emerged atop a spirited three-way tussle through traffic with Clauson and R.J. Johnson. Hodges held the advantage when the red flag flew for a lapped car that exited the part in turn two just seven laps shy of the checkered flag and then held on over the final rounds to secure the $4,000 payday.

“It worked to our benefit running third there in traffic, I could go where they weren’t,” Hodges explained afterward. “Those last five laps took forever, man I’m ecstatic now.”

Falling just a couple of car-lengths short at the line, R.J. Johnson settled for runner-up honors for the second night in a row while Clauson settled for the show position after the duo swapped second repeatedly over the final seven-lap dash to the stripe.

Johnson had taken the lead from Kenny Perkins on the third lap and set the pace until the battle for the point intensified just past the midway point when Clauson briefly slipped by on several occasions and then Hodges hustled out front.

“Lapped cars made for some exciting racing, dipping and diving in traffic was awesome,” Johnson commented afterward.

Clauson commented that, “We were plenty good enough to win, I just didn’t pick the right lines trying to dodge those guys.”

After a lap six spin in turn two while running second, Charles Davis, Jr., rallied back through the field to capture fourth with Shon Deskins rounding out the top five.

Racing from the pole position, Arizona ace Ricky Thornton, Jr., led all 25 laps to post his second win in three rounds of Winter Challenge action, keeping the field at bay throughout.

Tim Ward worked his way up from ninth in short order and chased Thornton, Jr., to the line with Saturday night winner Hunter Marriott rounding out the podium in third. Anthony Roth and Cody Laney rounded out the top five.

Thornton, Jr., was one of four drivers to captured second wins of the weekend during the evening. George Fronsman scored his second Pure Stock win in as many nights by beating 13th-starter Matt Martinez to the stripe, Jarrett Martin took his second Micro Sprint checkered flag of the weekend ahead of Colton Hardy and Chaz Baca, Jr., raced from four rows deep for his second Mod Lite victory ahead of Jake Boyle.

Winter Challenge 2016 continues with Round Four action going green on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at Canyon Speedway Park with a full slate of USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars vs. Pure Stocks, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and Dwarf Cars.

Canyon Speedway Park

January 24, 2016 – Winter Challenge 2016 Night Three of Five Results

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 98-Matt Lundy, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 22b-Brian Hosford, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 13-Dennis Gile, 7. 74x-Josh Hodges, 8. 27w-Guy Weedman, 9. 34-Tanner Grau.

Heat Two: 1. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 2. 20-Shon Deskins, 3. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 4. 50x-Will Perkins, 5. 4-David Dykes, 6. 45-Bob Strait, 7. 58-Connor Strait, 8. 5x-Matt McCarthy.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 74x-Josh Hodges, 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 16b-Bryan Clauson, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 20-Shon Deskins, 6. 98-Matt Lundy, 7. 13-Dennis Gile, 8. 16-Mike Martin, 9. 22b-Brian Hosford, 10. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 11. 45-Bob Strait, 12. 34-Tanner Grau, 13. 4-David Dykes, 14. 27w-Guy Weedman, 15. 5x-Matt McCarthy, 16. 50x-Will Perkins, 17. 58-Connor Strait.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 87-Curt Lund, 2. 59-Mark Stewart, 3. X-Josh Rogotzke, 4. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 5. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 6. X04-Mike Strobl, 7. 17-Justin Miller, 8. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 9. 4r-Ross Statham.

Heat Two: 1. 24s-Steve Simpson, Jr., 2. L8-Brian Schultz, 3. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 4. 60-Anthony Roth, 5. 44-Jason Noll, 6. 5z-Zack Madrid, 7. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 8. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 9. 56d-Garth Dushanek.

Heat Three: 1. 5L-Cody Laney, 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 45-R.C. Whitwell, 4. 174-Ethan Dotson, 5. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 6. 67-Jim Collinsworth, 7. 15s-William Slocum, 8. 00-Nate Warren, 9. 4h-Don Hagan.

Heat Four: 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. S-Collen Winebarger, 3. 62-Hunter Marriott, 4. 7r-Ryan Gaylord, 5. 19sb-Lance Mari, 6. 92p-John Parmeley, 7. 45T-Trent Gaust, 8. 66p-Paul Stone, 9. 97-Josh Sneed.

First “B” Main: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. XXX-Jessie Rogotzke, 5. 45T-Trent Gaust, 6. 17-Justin Miller, 7. 4r-Ross Statham, 8. 67-Jim Collinsworth, 9. 56d-Garth Dushanek, 10. 15s-William Slocum.

Second “B” Main: 1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. 66k-Kyle Strickler, 3. X04-Mike Strobl, 4. 71-Brent Schlafmann, 5. 66p-Paul Stone, 6. 00-Nate Warren, 7. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 8.