Race Results From Coast to Coast

 

Arenz continues MSA hot streak at Angell Park

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 21, 2019 – Travis Arenz of Sheboygan has been setting a torrid pace in Midwest Sprint Car Association competition during the vast majority of the 2019 season and his performance in the MSA’s second of three scheduled stops of the year at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. showed that he has no intentions of slowing down anytime soon.

Benefitting from a favorable invert draw to receive an outside front row starting spot in the 25-lap MSA headliner, Arenz led flag to flag to win for the third time in the last four MSA events and third time overall at the historic speed plant.

On the drop of the green flag, Arenz powered around polesitter Anthony Knierim of Franksville to lead the opening lap along the outside groove around the well-manicured multi-groove third-mile dirt oval.

As Arenz darted out to a healthy lead in the early going, defending Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion Justin Miller of Plymouth, moved in from the third starting spot to pressure Knierim for second. The two drivers dueled side by side for the runner-up spot until the first caution of the race appeared on lap 4 when Adam Miller of Plymouth spun in turn two.

Following the restart, 2011 MSA champion Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove made his presence felt as he bolted into fourth on lap 5. Two laps later, Schmidt powered around Justin Miller to seize third in turn two on lap 7 before working past Knierim into second on lap 11.

On lap 12, Arenz caught the back of the field and was just beginning to slice his way through the slower traffic when the second yellow flag of the event appeared as rookie Blake Wondra of Fond du Lac stopped in turn four.

Arenz, who won the first MSA event of the year at Angell Park on June 2, again built up a comfortable cushion on the restart before catching a large group of slower cars on lap 19, which allowed Schmidt to close the gap considerably.

Schmidt moved into within three car lengths of Arenz on lap 22. However, Arenz skillfully worked his way through lapped traffic to shield himself from Schmidt’s late charge and secure his fifth career MSA A-main victory and series-leading fourth MSA main event win of the 2019 season.

Schmidt placed second, Justin Miller finished third, Knierim held on to place fourth and Waupun's Will Gerrits, who started 10th, rounded out the top five.

The MSA competitors will return to action in support of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Start Circuit of Champions-Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Challenge event scheduled Thursday, July 25 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Spectator gates are set to open at 4:30 with hot laps scheduled for 5:30 with All Star-IRA qualifying and racing to follow.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association Angell Park Speedway Sun Prairie, Wisconsin July 21, 2019 HEAT 1 1, Ben Schmidt 2, Paul Pokorski 3, Kurt Davis 4, Danny Schlafer 5, Anthony Knierim 6, Travis Arenz 7, Tyler Brabant 8, Chris Clayton 9, Nick Daywalt. HEAT 2 1, Adam Miller 2, Will Gerrits 3, Al Schlafer 4, Tony Wondra 5, Justin Miller 6, Tyler Davis 7, Justin Erickson 8, Tyler Tischendorf, Dick Kaiser. HEAT 3 1, Josh Teunissen 2, Blake Wondra 3, Lance Fassbender 4, Brandon Berth 5, Doug Wondra 6, Shane Wenninger 7, Jack Vanderboom 8, Bill Taylor 9, Tim Haddy (DNS). B MAIN 1, Shane Wenninger 2, Tyler Davis 3, Doug Wondra 4, Jack Vanderboom 5, Chris Clayton 6, Bill Taylor 7, Tyler Tischendorf 8, Tyler Brabant 8, Nick Daywalt 9, Dick Kaiser, 10, Tim Haddy. A MAIN 1, Travis Arenz 2, Ben Schmidt 3, Justin Miller 4, Anthony Knierim 5, Will Gerrits 6, Justin Erickson 7, Kurt Davis 8, Lance Fassbender 9, Adam Miller 10, Paul Pokorski 11, Doug Wondra 12, Bill Taylor 13, Shane Wenninger 14, Chris Clayton 15, Josh Teunissen 16, Brandon Berth 17, Tyler Davis 18, Tony Wondra 19, Al Schlafer 20, Blake Wondra 21, Danny Schlafer 22, Jack Vanderboom.

 

 

Steve Poirier Dominates Patriot Sprint Tour Event at Cornwall Motor Speedway

(Cornwall, ON) After a second place run Saturday night at the Brockville-Ontario Speedway, Steve Poirier backed it up Sunday evening at the Cornwall Motor Speedway by notching his first overall win of 2019 over Jordan Thomas and Mark Smith.

“This feels pretty good, this is a place we have had so much fun in the past” Poirier expressed. “We struggled a little bit since the beginning of the season, I have to say thanks to my crew chief (Kevin Loveys) for giving me a super car tonight.”

Poirier was the final car to make it into the redraw and given the number two tennis ball after Mark Smith ended pulling the number six. Poirier would start along side the 79 of Jordan Thomas and the two would bring the 18 car field to the green flag.

Poirier would ride the outside to take the lead in the opening lap with Jordan Thomas and Jared Zimbardi trailing Poirier in the first several laps. Other cars that were attempting to move forward were Joe Trenca, Davie Franek, Jordan Poirier and Mark Smith at the time.

Thomas would eventually catch Poirier at the halfway point when lap traffic would begin to slow down the very fast Poirier. Then on lap 13, Thomas would over-cook turn three but was able to keep it going and not lose any position, however Poirier would rebuild a huge advantage.

Lap 19 is when the first caution would come out as Sean Durand would smack the turn four wall and his night would be complete. On the ensuing restart, another caution would come out due to debris on the track.

This would actually help Poirier as he was able to get back out in clean air. The battle for second was still on between Jordan Thomas and Mark Smith as even Jared Zimbardi was all over Smith during the “teen laps” of the race. The last thing Zimbardi wanted to see was a yellow flag on lap 19 as he almost cleared Smith for third.

Poirier would lead all 25 laps and pick up his fifth career win at the Cornwall and his 16th win under the PST banner.

“At some point, when things start to become uncomfortable, that’s when things become bad” Poirier continued to talk about in victory lane. “I kind of searched a little bit when I hit lap traffic, I knew I was not exactly where I needed to be but after more laps, I felt okay just and hit my marks.”

In his first ever start at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, Jordan Thomas was elated to be on the podium especially with veterans Steve Poirier and Mark Smith.

“It always good to stand up here with Mark and Steve, they are two veterans who know how to get around a race track” Thomas said. “I am still a little bit new to this, I didn’t really know where to put the car and I knew they were going to know where to put it, but we are going to take this second place run.”

Mark Smith was also a fast race car off the trailer, especially having Canadian crew chief, Patrick Vigneault with him during this four day stretch. He was satisfied with a third place run but knew if he had a better starting spot, he would maybe be a couple spots better.

“It was all about the starting spots tonight” Smith first noted. “I told Steve he needed to share some of his winnings with me because I ‘gave him’ that two spot, but its all fun and good, we will take third.

Jordan Poirier would go on to win the Bonnell’s Rod shop Dash for Cash while Jared Zimbardi, Jordan Thomas and Pete Richardson would go on to win the heat races.

The series now heads to Ohsweken Speedway for their Northern Summer Nationals paying $5,000 win the next two nights. The series has a short turn around as we return to Outlaw Speedway this Saturday for the second annual Summer Nationals that pays $4,000 to win.

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A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

A-Main: 1) 28FM-STEVE POIRIER (1) 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 55-Mark Smith 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 28F-Davie Franek 6) 98-Joe Trenca 7) 28-Jordan Poirier 8) 11J-Chris Jones 9) 99-John Trenca 10) 87-Jason Barney 11) 67-Pete Richardson 12) 98p-Paul Pekonen 13) 01-Kyle Fraser 14) 9b-Scott Burk 15) Roger Levesque 16) 76-Sean Durand 17) 35x-Tim Zimabardi 18) 79k-Brian Zyck

Heat 1: 1) 35-Jared Zimbardi 2) 98-Joe Trenca 3) 55-Mark Smith 4) 28-Jordan Poirier 5) 87-Jason Barney 6) 98P-Paul Pekonen

Heat 2: 1) 79-Jordan Thomas 2) 28f-Davie Franek 3) 28fm-Steve Poirier 4) 01-Kyle Fraser 5) 99-John Trenca 6) 35x-Tim Zimbardi

Heat 3: 1) 67-Pete Richardson 2) 11j-Chris Jones 3) 9b-Scott Burke 4) 76sd-Scott Durand 5) 16L-Roger Levesque 6) 79x-Brian Zyck

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash For Cash: 1) 28-Jordan Poirier 2) 87-Jason Barney 3) 99-John Trenca 4) 01-Kyle Fraser 5) 9b-Scott Burke 6) 76sd- Sean Durand

Lap Leaders: 28fm-Steve Poirier (25)

 

 

Bard scores first win in fourth race with PASS

Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery wasted no time in showing his ability in a full-sized sprint car, coming from ninth starting spot to second in his heat race and then winning Saturday’s 20-lap PA Sprint Series feature at Port Royal Speedway. It was only his fourth time out in a full-sized sprinter, his second race with PASS/IMCA, and his first at Port Royal.

Bard, in the GC Racing Engines/Lias Tire #95, had drawn the outside front row starting position, but pole-sitter Devin Adams (Lebanon; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99A), who had picked up his first career win the last time PASS was at Port Royal, grabbed the early lead with last week’s Path Valley winner Drew Ritchey (Everett; R&N Tire/LaSalle’s Racing Engines/Bedford Valley Petroleum #880) moving into second.

Running high in turns 1&2 and low in 3&4, Adams – who also had been a big mover in his heat, advancing from eighth to second and challenging for the lead before a late caution – worked his way smoothly through traffic in the feature, but on lap 13, Bard caught Ritchey to take second and begin reeling in the leader. On lap 18, Bard made the race-winning move.

Adams held on for the runner-up finish, with Jonathan Jones (Irvona; JJ’s Speed Shop/B&R Self Storage/Bungo’s Tires & Service #12J) taking third from Ritchey late in the going. “Nitro” Nick Sweigart (Myerstown; A.H. Moyer/Ditchcreek Utility Services/C&L Siding & Decks #8) completing the Top 5.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Doug Dodson (Middletown; PowerMist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20), Dave Grube II (York Haven; Spearhead Rentals/MAN Contracting/Chiropractic Athletic #3D), Kassidy Kreitz (Sinking Spring; Rock-It Pizza & Subs/Maxim Chassis/Schannauer Plumbing & Heathing), Ken Duke Jr. (Selinsgrove; Fairfield Chevrolet/Apache Tree Service/sprintcarunlimited #67) and Keith Prutzman (Hamburg; Buck Rubs Gentlemen’s Club/McKeansburg Bar & Restaurant #28).

The winner’s 305 sprint career has been so brief that his #95 sprinter still has its numbers applied with tape, but fans and fellow competitors certainly will remember them now. In his first PASS start last week at Path Valley Speedway, Bard finished 10th and won the 600cc micro sprint feature that same night. His other two starts have been at Clinton County Speedway, where he finished outside the Top 10 but had Top 5 heat finishes.

Another huge field was on hand for Saturday’s race with 39 RaceSaver sprint teams signing in. Ritchey, Cale Riegle (Newport; Don’t Performance Corner/Holley’s Outdoor Solutions #99), Jones and Prutzman won heat races, with Jake Waters (Mifflintown; The Bargain Barn/HP Engines/Huffy’s Pizza #10) and Josh Spicer (Julian; TC Transports/Spicer Welding #71) taking the twin B-Mains.

The top mover in the feature was Landon Price, who came from 23rd starting position to finish 13th.

Results from Port Royal Speedway, July 20, 2019

HEAT 1 – 1. 880-Drew Ritchey; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 8-Nick Sweigart; 4. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 5. 88-Fred Arnold; 6. 10-Jake Waters; 7. 51-Dave Graber; 8. 69P-Landon Price; 9. 46-Mike Alleman; 10. Q3-Johnny Yanek.

HEAT 2 – 1. 99-Cale Riegle; 2. 2-Erin Statler; 3. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 5. 17K-Kyle Keen; 6. 107-Colton Hoover; 7. 23-Nathan Gramley; 8. 5E-Wally Eshenaur; 9. 911-Michael Wenrick; 10. 21M-Cassandra Minimum.

HEAT 3 – 1. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 2. 99A-Devin Adams; 3. 55-Domenic Melair; 4. 3D-Dave Grube; 5. 38-Larry McVey; 6. 97-Kenny Heffner; 7. 71-Josh Spicer; 8. 54M-Mark Zimmerman; 9. 00-Lawrence Jewell; 10. 86-Ron Aurand.

HEAT 4 – 1. 28-Keith Prutzman; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 5-John Walp; 4. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 5. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 6. 56-Jake Frye; 7. 19-Cruz Kepner; 8. 11X-Robert Garvey; 9-53W-Jimmy White.

B-MAIN 1 – 1. 10-Jake Waters; 2. 69P-Landon Price; 3. 51-Dave Graber; 4. 23-Nathan Gramley; 5. 46-Mike Alleman; 6. 911-Michael Wenrick; 7. Q2-Johnny Yanick; 8. 21M-Cassandra Minimum; 9. 107-Colton Hoover; 10. 5E-Wally Eshenaur.

B-MAIN 2 – 1. 71-Josh Spicer; 2. 56-Jake Frye; 3. 19-Cruz Kepner; 4. 54M-Mark Zimmerman; 5. 00-Lawrence Jewell; 6. 55-Domenic Melair; 7. 11X-Robert Garvey; 8. 53W-Jimmy White; 9. 86-Ron Aurand.

FEATURE – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 99A-Devin Adams; 3. 12J-Jonathan Jones; 4. 880-Drew Ritchey; 5. 8-Nick Sweigart; 6. 20-Doug Dodson; 7. 3D-Dave Grube; 8. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 9. 67-Ken Duke; 10. 28-Keith Prutzman; 11. 5-John Walp; 12. 99-Cale Riegle; 13. 69P-Landon Price; 14. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 15. 2-Erin Statler; 16. 17K-Kyle Keen; 17. 10-Jake Waters; 18. 38-Larry McVey; 19. 56-Jake Frye; 20. 97-Kenny Heffner; 21. 88-Fred Arnold; 22. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 23. 51-Dave Graber; 24. 71-Josh Spicer; 25. 19-Cruz Kepner; 26. 1R-Christian Rumsey. DNQ-23-Nathan Gramley; 46-Mike Alleman; 911-Michael Wenrick; Q2-Johnny Yanek; 21M-Cassandra Minimum; 107-Colton Hoover; 5E-Wally Eshenaur; 86-Ron Aurand; 53W-Jimmy White; 11X-Robert Garvey; 55-Domenic Melair; 00-Lawrence Jewell; 54M-Mark Zimmerman.

 

 

Double-X Speedway

California, MO

July 21, 2019

The 2019 season of Sunday Night Thunder is rapidly drawing to a close at Double-X Speedway, but the racing action is as close as ever. With the heat finally reaching more tolerable levels, fans and racers came out to support local dirt track racing on Sonic night at Double-X. In heat race action John Clancy picked up the win in the Street Stocks. Brandon Hays was second, John Brooks was third, Marshall Berry fourth and Justin McDowell fifth. The Hobby Stock class saw Mike Schrader taking the win over Kyle Smith, Josh Clark, Chris Brockert and Karen Johnson in heat 1. Heat two victory was claimed by Chuck Coffey, followed by John Canada and Bobby Chilton. The winged Sprint Cars wrapped up the heat race action with two races. Heat one went to Tyler Blank over Riley Kreisel, Cody Baker, Tyler Utz and Scott Comstock. In heat two Taylor Walton held off a very hard charging Ayrton Gennetten to pick up the win. Ben Brown placed third, Broc Elliott fourth and Lanny Carpenter fifth. A special race sponsored by Sonic of California at intermission saw Cherry Limeade win a foot race down the front straightaway over Tater Tot.

Feature time rolled out and the Street Stocks led off the card. John Clancy took a comfortable lead at the start and was not challenged until a lap eleven caution brought the field to his rear bumper, most notably last week’s winner John Brooks in second place. On the green Clancy was able to take off again to secure the win, Brooks would finish second over Marshall Berry in third, Brandon Hays fourth, Justin McDowell fifth and Brandon Dunham in sixth. Hobby Stock feature time was a wide open challenge but it did not take long for Kyle Smith to move to the point. He would withstand the constant challenge of Chuck Coffey to take the win. Coffey would finish a hard fought second, John Canada was third, Chris Brockert was fourth, Bobby Chilton fifth, Karen Johnson sixth and Josh Clark seventh. Mike Schrader was unable to make the start of the feature event.

The winged Sprint Car feature was much anticipated by many in attendance and it did not disappoint. At the green flag Blank took the early lead with Walton and Gennetten in tow. On lap three Gennetten moved into the second position and began pressuring Blank. Behind this lead duo, Taylor Walton and Riley Kreisel would battle for the third and fourth spot with Cody Baker right there in fifth. As the laps clicked by Blank’s smooth, consistent style would keep him in the lead until a caution after lap seventeen brought the field close to the leaders. On the restart Blank would lead until a caution one lap later bunched the field again. On this restart it was Blank on the bottom and Gennetten on the top shelf trying to use momentum to his advantage. On the white flag lap, Gennetten would xxfrun out of real estate on the top of turn two and turned his car into the outside pit area returning to his trailer allowing Blank to race to the checkered unchallenged. Taylor Walton earned second, Tyler Utz was third, Cody Baker finished fourth and Riley Kreisel was fifth. Completing the field were Broc Elliott in sixth, Ayrton Gennetten in seventh, Ben Brown in eighth, Lanny Carpenter ninth and Scott Comstock tenth.

Only two weeks remain in the 2019 season for you to take advantage of the family atmosphere of Double-X Speedway. A highlight of the final night, August 4th will be a $1000 winner’s share in the winged Sprint Car purse provided by Central Missouri Security Services LLC for a total of $2000 to the winner. Follow all of the action on www.doublexspeedway.com or follow us on Facebook.

 

 

Karlsen Takes Breathtaking CRSA Win At Land of Legends

For Immediate Release By CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Canandaigua, NY (7/21/19) – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Cars roared back into action Saturday night at the Land of Legends Raceway for day number one of a double header weekend. When all was said and done not only was there a first time series winner standing tall in victory lane, the large crowd was left in awe over what they saw.

Erik Karlsen picked up the 20-lap Maquire Family of Dealerships A-Main event win Saturday night. The win wasn’t just a win, it was a thrilling one.

Defending CRSA Rookie of the Year Justin Mills and track regular Karlsen led the field down to the green flag with Jesse Pruchnik and John Scarborough a row behind them. Karlsen would take the lead early on with the rest of the field in tow.

It wasn’t long before sixth place starter David Ferguson began to show his strength. Making his first start of the season, Ferguson quickly moved into the second position and began to search for lines. Ferguson found his line and began to close on Karlsen.

Fast forward to the final lap, Ferguson got a run on Karlsen and the duo battled side by side out of turn number four. At the finish Karlsen took the win by less than half a nose wing or five one thousandths of a second.

Karlsen took the exciting win over Ferguson, Pruchnik, Jeff Trombley and Scarborough. Heat winners for the 19-car field were Ferguson, Trombley and Scarborough.

The Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher Award went to Jason Whipple, the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award went to Dan Craun, the Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to Trombley, the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Steve Glover (17th to 12th) and the Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to David Ferguson.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

Round #5 – Land of Legends Raceway - A-Main Finish (20 Laps) – Erik Karlsen, David Ferguson, Jesse Pruchnik, Jeff Trombley, John Scarborough, Brandyn Griffin, Johnny Kolosek, Justin Mills, Dan Bennett, Alysha Bay, Jerry Sehn, Steve Glover, Andrew Jacobus, Darryl Ruggles, Jason Whipple, Trevor Years, Jordan Noody, Mike Jackson, Dan Craun.

 

 

Herrick Returns To CRSA Victory Lane At Thunder Mountain

For Immediate Release By CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Center Lisle, NY (7/22/19) – The second leg of the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series double header weekend in Central New York took place Sunday night at the Thunder Mountain Speedway. When the final checkered flag waved a familiar face met CRSA Series Announcer Toby LaGrange in victory lane.

Dalton Herrick picked up the 25-lap Country Service Center A-Main win Sunday evening. The event was part of the Wade Decker Memorial held at the track each season. Herrick is very familiar to victory lane at Thunder Mountain as the McDonough, New York driver won the 2018 season finale at the track back in October as part of Brett Deyo’s Short Track Super Nationals.

“I like it here,” Herrick said. “It is the only track that I have won at with a Sprint Car and it is close to home.”

Sydney Prince and Darryl Ruggles led the field to the green with Prince taking the early race lead. The first caution of the event would slow the field on lap 12 when Justin Mills spun in turn two. When racing resumed Prince would hold the top spot over Ruggles and Herrick.

Herrick was on the charge. The eventual race winner would take over second from Ruggles soon after and then set his sights on Prince. Within a few laps Prince would slow heading into turn one, ending her event. The caution would wave on lap 21 for Thomas Radivoy and Jerry Sehn, who spun in turn two. Each were running in the top five at the time.

When racing resumed Ruggles tossed everything but his top wing at Herrick but could not get past. Herrick picked up the win over Ruggles, Jeff Trombley, Jesse Pruchnik and Mike Jackson. Heat races for the 17-car field were won by Radivoy, Prince and Dana Wagner.

The Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher Award went to Mark Connoly, the Midstate Basement Authorities First Car Out Award went to Sydney Prince, the Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award went to Radivoy, the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Trombley (11th to 3rd) and the Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Herrick.

The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action this weekend with another action-packed double header weekend. On Saturday the series visits the Fonda Speedway for the first of two visits this season and then on Sunday the CRSA moves to the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park for their second and final visit of the season.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

Round #6 – Thunder Mountain Speedway - A-Main Finish (25 Laps) – Dalton Herrick, Darryl Ruggles, Jeff Trombley, Jesse Pruchnik, Mike Jackson, Emily VanInwegen, Thomas Radivoy, Dana Wagner, Alysha Bay, Mike VanPelt, Johnny Kolosek, Brandyn Griffin, Justin Mills, Jerry Sehn, Matt Priscott, Mark Conoly, Sidney Prince.

 

 

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

A-Main: 1) 28FM-STEVE POIRIER (1) 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 55-Mark Smith 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 28F-Davie Franek 6) 98-Joe Trenca 7) 28-Jordan Poirier 8) 11J-Chris Jones 9) 99-John Trenca 10) 87-Jason Barney 11) 67-Pete Richardson 12) 98p-Paul Pekonen 13) 01-Kyle Fraser 14) 9b-Scott Burk 15) Roger Levesque 16) 76-Sean Durand 17) 35x-Tim Zimabardi 18) 79k-Brian Zyck

Heat 1: 1) 35-Jared Zimbardi 2) 98-Joe Trenca 3) 55-Mark Smith 4) 28-Jordan Poirier 5) 87-Jason Barney 6) 98P-Paul Pekonen

Heat 2: 1) 79-Jordan Thomas 2) 28f-Davie Franek 3) 28fm-Steve Poirier 4) 01-Kyle Fraser 5) 99-John Trenca 6) 35x-Tim Zimbardi

Heat 3: 1) 67-Pete Richardson 2) 11j-Chris Jones 3) 9b-Scott Burke 4) 76sd-Scott Durand 5) 16L-Roger Levesque 6) 79x-Brian Zyck

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash For Cash: 1) 28-Jordan Poirier 2) 87-Jason Barney 3) 99-John Trenca 4) 01-Kyle Fraser 5) 9b-Scott Burke 6) 76sd- Sean Durand

Lap Leaders: 28fm-Steve Poirier (25)

 

 

Placerville Speedway wins go to Andy Forsberg, Dan Jinkerson, Russ Murphy and Scott Kinney on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 20, 2019…Auburn, California veteran Andy Forsberg slid his way under youngster Jodie Robinson on a lap 13 restart and never looked back en route to his 63rd career Winged 360 Sprint Car victory at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

Also sharing victory lane during championship point race number 11 were Dan Jinkerson with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Russ Murphy with the Mini Trucks and Scott Kinney with the traveling BCRA Midget Lites. The Vintage Hard Top portion of the evening was captured by Roger Mcshain.

Roseville’s Jodie Robinson started the 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car feature from the pole alongside Calistoga favorite Mike Benson. Robinson, the 16-year-old daughter of three-time track champion David Robinson Jr. shot to the lead at the waving of the green flag, as Andy Forsberg carved his way to second.

Following a caution on lap two the next 10-circuits clicked off fast and furious with Robinson making all the right moves through lapped traffic to keep the six-time Placerville Speedway titlist at bay. On a lap 12 restart Robinson was able to put some distance between herself and Forsberg, but the yellow flag appeared just one-lap later. The ensuing restart is when the complexion of the race changed, with Forsberg getting a good run down the front stretch to slide up in front of Robinson, grabbing the lead off the second corner.

As the pair entered turn three Robinson attempted to return the favor, but got loose and spun around, which resulted in Andy Gregg contacting her stalled car with nowhere to go. Gregg restarted the race but unfortunately for Robinson she was done for the night. Although it was a tough ending, Robinson and the Rick Spencer owned team should be commended for an impressive run, as they continue to be consistently fast at the quarter-mile each week.

With Forsberg up front he was never seriously challenged the rest of the way and brought home his fourth win of the season in weekly competition aboard the Friends & Family Racing No. X1 machine. The racing behind Forsberg however, remained entertaining with two grooves of action presented once again after track prior to the feature. Visalia’s Steven Tiner made a cameo appearance in the C&M Motorsports No. 7C and put together a strong night, setting fast time and then finishing runner up in the feature. The 2017 track champ has been stout in limited starts this season at the speedway.

Elk Grove veteran Bobby McMahan also had a nice run in the main event, making several solid passes to lock up a third-place finish at the checkered. It matched a season-best finish for the 1982 Rookie of the Year and came after timing-in second overall to begin the evening. Mike Benson also had his best night of the 2019 campaign by earning the third fastest time in qualifying and then capping the night with a fourth-place effort in the feature. Sacramento’s Stephen Ingraham looked strong all evening and rounded out the top-five in the 25-lapper.

Mather’s Kalib Henry earned the Hard Charger Award by carving his way from 17th to sixth, with the remainder of the top-10 filled out by Elk Grove’s Bubba Decaires, Placerville’s Shane Hopkins, Oakdale’s Brad Dillard and Placerville’s CJ Humphreys. A total of 23 cars competed at point race 10 for the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks once again put on a great show for the fans, which culminated in Dan Jinkerson picking up his sixth victory of the season. Nick Baldwin and Jinkerson led the field down to green and proceeded to battle side by side for several laps. The pair raced clean and hard up front before Jinkerson was able to inch ahead and solidify the top-spot. Jason Palmer showed a lot of speed for the second consecutive week and eventually grabbed the second position.

Up front Jinkerson never faltered though and crossed under the Ron Stahl checkered flag for yet another win in 2019. It marked his 27th career Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating triumph, which gives him sole possession of fourth all-time. It also a matched his career high in wins on a season with four races remaining. Palmer crossed the stripe in second, followed by Baldwin, Scott Grunert and Kevin Jinkerson in the top-five.

The Mini Trucks returned to action on Saturday and put on an entertaining 20-lap feature that went right down to the wire. Aaron Rupley and Chris Curtiss shared the front row as the division competed the opposite way on the track in both their heat race and the main event. Close racing was seen all throughout the field with several trucks fighting for the lead at various times. Mike Miller poked his nose in their a few times as he, Russ Murphy, Rupley and Curtiss fought for the top-spot.

Towards the end of the race Murphy assumed the lead, gave himself some breathing room and took the checkered flag for his first career Mini Truck victory at Placerville Speedway. Miller, Curtis, Rupley and Clem Fanning rounded out the top-five. The Mini Trucks have consistently featured great racing in each of their appearances this year.

The BCRA Midget Lite feature was all about Scott Kinney, who started from row four and took home the victory. Kinney methodically worked his way past cars and then battled for the lead with Craig Hulsted. After getting by Holsted, Kinney checked out to claim his sixth career Placerville Speedway win. Hulsted, Jim Riddell, Hunter Kinney and Danika Jo Parker completed the top-five.

Full results from Saturday can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1697241?fbclid=IwAR07ol7QSGu7_9MHKA3SOWkTc25SEK02ZV-CDFOQ64a8_b0CKqwsDevQomA

The Placerville Speedway is back at it next Saturday with the 14th annual Mark Forni Classic featuring the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites. The Winged 360 Sprint Car feature will award $5,000 to the winner during the night.

 

 

Luke Cranston Gets another DCRP Sprint Car Win with Clay Sellard, Ryan Kirchoff, Angle Munoz and Tathan Burkhart also Posting Wins!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 20, 2019) – Current Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car points leader Luke Cranston padded his lead by racing to his third win of the season in Saturday night’s 20-lap feature atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Cranston topped the Sprint Car ranks, other Saturday night winners included Clay Sellard in IMCA Modifieds, Ryan Kirchoff in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

After starting on the front row outside of the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature, Cranston gunned into the lead and held off Ray Seemann throughout to post the win aboard the Myers-powered Mid-America Millwright/Tunnel Car Wash No. 49x Schnee.

“Starting position was pretty critical in these, sometimes you just get lucky,” Cranston commented.

Seemann pressured throughout but had to settle for second behind the Ness City native with Jeremy Huish, Jordan Knight and defending trach champion Steven Richardson rounding out the top five.

Bucklin’s Clay Sellard maintained the hot hand in the IMCA Modified ranks by battling past defending track champion Nick Link on a lap 13 restart en route to his third win in a row in the 20-lapper.

N. Link battled past his father Tracy Link for the point on the second round with Sellard following suit. N. Link kept Sellard at bay over the ensuing rounds until a final caution flew with 12 laps in the books when T. Link spun in turn two.

With Brendon Gemmill in third on the restart, Sellard raced underneath T. Link while Gemmill charged into second. Sellard kept several car-lengths between himself and Gemmill the rest of the way with T. Link outlasting Ryan Heger for third and current points leader William Nusser in fifth.

In the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature, Garden City’s Ryan Kirchoff became the only first-time 2019 winner of the night by wiring the field in the 20-lapper for his first DCRP feature win.

Gunning into the lead from the pole position, Kirchoff paced the field throughout and weathered a caution with three circuits remaining to cross the stripe ahead of Matthew Crowell, Jeff Kaup, Kyle Wiens and Bart Baker.

After having his IMCA Stock Car win steak snapped at three last week, Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz got started on a new one by racing to his sixth DCRP score of the year.

Munoz had to work for this one, moving into second soon after Chris Oliver emerged from a three-wide tussle for the point on the second lap. Munoz kept the pressure on with Oliver working the low side to keep him at bay.

The pressure paid off with Munoz slipping around for the point on the 15th lap and leading the closing laps with Oliver holding back Mike Petersilie, Troy Burkhart and Dusty Witthuhn rounding out the top five.

Hays’ Tathan Burkhart added his fourth DCRP win of the year by racing to victory lane in the 20-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature.

Burkhart battled past early pacesetter Matt O’Hair and cruised the rest of the way to the checkered flag with O’Hair holding off Cody Stone and Reagan Sellard for runner-up honors with Brooke Russell rounding out the top five.

Following Sunday’s fifth scheduled round of Micro and Kart action atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP, the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park returns to action next Friday night, July 26, with the always much-anticipated Driver & Fan Appreciation Night.

Dodge City Raceway Park

July 20, 2019 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 10-Jordan Knight, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 72-Ray Seemann, 4. E85-Tyler Knight, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 11- Darren Robertson, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 2. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 3. 49x-Luke Cranston, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 18-Brandon Sprott, 6. 34c-Cale Cozad, 7. 67-T.J. Cain

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3 88J-Jeremy Huish, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 0-Steven Richardson, 6. 49-Kris Moore, 7. 34c-Cale Cozad, 8. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 9. 11-Darren Robertson, 10. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 11. 18-Brandon Sprott, 12. 67-T.J. Cain, 13. 97-Brian Herbert (DNS).

 

 

Dave Gruel Holds Off Dave Danzer to Win Second $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified Title on 37th Birthday

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Best Western PLUS Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront Mr. Novelis Supermodified

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Novelis Supermodifieds

Feature (75-laps): 1. 50 DAVE GRUEL, 2. 52 Dave Danzer, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly, 4. 98T Tyler Thompson, 5. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 6. 00 Joe Gosek, 7. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 8. 55 Keith Shampine, 9. 05 Jeff Abold, 10. 3 Doug Didero, 11. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 12. 39 Alison Sload, 13. 94 Logan Rayvals, 14. 0 Tim Snyder, 15. 56 Hal LaTulip, 16. 68 Michael Barnes, 17. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 18. 11 Aric Iosue, 19. 54 Camden Proud

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 68 Michael Barnes, 2. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 3. 55 Keith Shampine, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 11 Aric Iosue, 6. 56 Hal LaTulip, 7. 54 Camden Proud

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 39 Alison Sload, 3. 00 Joe Gosek, 4. 3 Doug Didero, 5. 94 Logan Rayvals, 6. 0 Tim Snyder

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 98T Tyler Thompson, 2. 50 Dave Gruel, 3. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 4. 52 Dave Danzer, 5. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 6. 66 Lou LeVea Sr.

Group Time Trials: 1. 00 Joe Gosek - 15.893, 2. 05 Jeff Abold - 15.971, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly - 15.985, 4. 98T Tyler Thompson - 15.985, 5. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.046, 6. 50 Dave Gruel - 16.106, 7. 39 Alison Sload - 16.116, 8. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.117, 9. 52 Dave Danzer - 16.247, 10. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.251,11. 3 Doug Didero - 16.276, 12. 95 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.285, 13. 11 Aric Iosue - 16.338, 14. 94 Logan Rayvals - 16.368, 15. 01 Dan Connors Jr. - 16.392, 16. 54 Camden Proud - 16.431, 17. 0 Tim Snyder - 16.483, 18. 66 Lou LeVea Sr. - 16.568, 19. 56 Hal LaTulip - 16.862

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #7 Otto Sitterly

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #98T Tyler Thompson

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Prevails at Brockville, Wins Night One of the PST Canadian Tour

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

PST Media

(Brockville, ONT) In what has been considered a “down year” for five time Patriot Sprint Tour series champion, Jared Zimbardi, everything would fall into place for the Bradford, PA driver Saturday night leading the last 23 laps to pick up his first win of the season over Steve and Jordan Poirier at the Brockville Ontario Speedway.

“I knew from experience here, the track was probably going to take rubber” Zimbardi explained. “I said if I don’t get by Chris Jones on this restart, I am going to go to the top and I did, where from there it was really mine to screw up.

Chris Jones and Zimbardi were fortunate to start up front via the re-draw and they would bring the 20 car field to the green with Jones taking command in the first two laps. Zimbardi began to build momentum on the outside and was able to take the lead on lap three.

Sixth starter Steve Poirier was able to get by Paulie Colagiovanni and his nephew Jordan Poirier take over the third spot and would start to track down the 11J of Chris Jones. Poirier was able to get by Jones with ease on lap seven and start to track down the race leader in Zimbardi.

Jordan also began to pull away from both Jones and Colagiovanni to solidify himself in third. The lone caution came out on lap 13 due to a spinning Rick Wilson which would restack the field.

This would only help Zimbardi as he was able to get back in clean air on a far narrower race track than before with both Poirier’s behind him. Jones really wasn’t contested for fourth but the battle for fifth between Mark Smith and Paulie Colagiovanni as they swapped position in the second half of the race.

Zimbardi would really not be contested and take home his seventh career win at Brockville-Ontario Speedway and his 39th career with the Patriots.

This was Zimbardi first win since August 24, 2018 and he was very excited to return to victory lane. “This wins means a lot, we’ve been struggling” Zimbardi continued. “With a couple injuries that I have tried to get over, then we tried to figure out set ups and shocks and I think we have finally found something that really works.

Steve Poirier has also had a down year to his standards so he was happy to get back on the podium beating out his nephew, Jordan. “It was fun racing Jordan, at some point I thought I would be racing Jared for the front” Poirier mentioned. “On that restart, it took me two or three laps to get going but it was fun racing with Jordan, I had preferred lines early and was able to protect position.”

Jordan Poirier also had a lot of fun racing in the front, especially with his uncle Steve. “It was a lot of fun racing with Steve” Jordan explained “I thought at the beginning I had the preferred line but the rubber came in and I just couldn’t get by him.”

Chris Jones would finish fourth and Paulie Colagiovanni hung on for the top five. Colagiovanni, Jones and Mark Smith were the heat winners. Jason Barney would win the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash.

The tour heads to Cornwall Motor Speedway for Night Two of the PST Canadian Swing. Please be sure to www.patriotsprinttour.com and Like ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

A-Main: 1) 35-JARED ZIMBARDI (1) 2) 28fm-Steve Poirier 3) 28-Jordan Poirier 4) 11j-Chris Jones 5) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni 6) 55-Mark Smith 7) 53-Shawn Donath 8) 79-Jordan Thomas 9) 28f-Davie Franek 10) 87-Jason Barney 11) 67-Pete Richardson 12) 98-Joe Trenca 13) 01-Kyle Fraser 14) 88-Alain Bergeron 15) 99-John Trenca 16) 42w-Ricky Wilson 17) 98p-Paul Pekkonen 18) 9b-Scott Burk 19) 16L-Roger Levesque 20) 79x-Brian Zyck

Heat 1: 1) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 2) 53-Shawn Donath 3) 35-Jared Zimbardi 4) 79-Jordan Thomas 5) 01-Kyle Fraser 6) 98P-Paul Pekkonen 7) 42-Rick Wilson

Heat 2: 1) 11J- Chris Jones 2) 98-Joe Trenca 3) 99-John Trenca 4) 67-Pete Richardson 5) 9B-Scott Burke 6) 16L-Roger Levesque 7) 79x-Brian Zyck

Heat 3: 1) 55-Mark Smith 2) 28fm-Steve Poirier 3) 28-Jordan Poirier 4) 28f-Davie Franek 5) 87-Jason Barney 6) 88-Alain Bergeron

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Four Laps of Fame Dash: 1) 87-Jason Barney 2) 67-Pete Richardson 3) 28f-Davie Franek 4) 99-John Trenca 5) 01-Kyle Fraser 6) 79-Jordan Thomas

 

USAC East Coast Sprint Cars

Minersville, PA, July 19th, 2019

For the second time this season at the Big Diamond Speedway, and the third time overall, defending Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series Champion Steven Drevicki was able to grab the checkered flag and head to victory lane.

The night started out on a good note for Drevicki who had a great pill draw for the heat race that would see him start third in the first heat event. Drevicki would eventually go on to win his heat event, sending him to the redraw for the feature. Drevicki would again have a great pill draw for the feature event that would see him start along side fellow heat winner Austin Bishop.

The initial green flag would see a quick yellow follow, as Jake Winters would go for a spin in turns three and four, collecting Connor Leoffler, who had no where to go. The field would bunch back up for a complete restart of the feature event.

Once the field went green, rookie Austin Bishop would jump out to the early event lead with Drevicki falling into second place. The battle for second would quickly be on, as Eric Jennings would battle hard with Drevicki and take the second place spot away. Another caution flag would fall on lap seven for the spun car of Craig Pelligrini Jr in turns one and two. Bishop was out front in a comfortable margin over Eric Jennings, Steven Drevicki, Carmen Perigo and Joe Biasi. The field would go back to green flag action, but only for a lap, as John Stehman would go for a spin on lap eight.

As the race went back green again, yet another caution would take place on the restart as Ryan Quackenbush and Connor Leoffler would tangle entering three and four. Both drivers would be done for the night with front end damage.

When the field finally got restarted again Drevicki had taken back the second place position from Eric Jennings and was quickly closing in on race leader Austin Bishop by lap 12. Drevicki was able to keep his car in the small moisture strip on the bottom of the track, about a half a lane lower than Bishop and would work his way by and into the lead on lap 15. Bishop, Perigo, Jennings, and Biasi would be the top five at the time.

One final caution flag would fly on lap 24 as Lee Kauffman would spin in turns one and two, and be tagged by another car leaving him with front end damage ending his night. Bishop would be left with one final chance to get by Drevicki, with Perigo, Biasi, and Eddie Strada rounding out the top five. When the field took the green and white flags, Drevicki had a solid lead and would hold off the last attempt to grab his third win of the season.

The win for Drevicki comes off of a second place run at the last completed event at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park on June 30th. Drevicki is the only driver who has placed inside the top five positions of every feature event in 2019. The feature couldn’t have ended at a better time for Drevicki and a number of other drivers in the field, as the heat had lead to dry track conditions with many drivers having little to no tread left on their rear tires. Drevicki said in victory lane that he had felt the car begin to shake with a handful of laps left because of the warn out tires, and did not want to see the last yellow flag.

Rookie 360 sprint car driver Austin Bishop had a solid run in what was only his second wingless sprint car start. Bishop ran the previous show at Big Diamond, where he also collected his first career 360 sprint car win with the URC winged sprint series. Bishop ended up with a strong run and hopefully will attend some more wingless shows to close out 2019.

Joe Biasi was back in action with the USAC East Coast Sprint cars after what has been a bit of an up and down season. Biasi was going to miss the last scheduled show at the New Egypt Speedway in order to rebuild their sprint car program following an extremely hard flip at the Lernerville Speedway. Biasi was able to make some moves from 6th to 4th and have a solid top five run.

Eddie Strada was the hard charger of the night moving from the 15th place position, to finish in the top five. Strada had suffered a flat right front tire in the heat race which lead to a DNF. Strada methodically worked his way through the field working on the bottom side of the speedway.

Connor Leoffler had quite the rough night after being collected in a number of incidents. Leoffler was caught up in a caution in the heat race which broke the front ent out of his DRC Chassis entry. The team would change front ends and start at the rear of the feature before ultimately being caught up in two more incidents ending his night on the back of a tow truck.

Up next for the Rapid Tire, USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series is the first ever trip to the Georgetown Speedway, in Georgetown, Delaware on Friday July 26th.

Heat 1: (8 Laps, all qualify, 3 redraw): 19 Steven Drevicki, 8 Kyle Lick, B1 Joey Biasi, 21 Carmen Perigo, 5q Ryan Quackenbush, 117 David Swanson, 11 Craig Pelligrini Jr, 42e Eddie Strada, 3h Heidi Hedin, 22 Connor Leoffler.

Heat 2: (8 Laps, all qualify, 3 redraw): 11a Austin Bishop, 32 Eric Jennings, 119 Chandler Leiby, 71 Chris Allen Jr, 14 Trevor Kobylarz, 5g Tim Buckwalter, 17j Jonathan Swanson, 1j Jake Winters, 23 John Stehman, 96 Lee Kauffman.

Feature Finish: 1. 19 Steven Drevicki, 2. 11a Austin Bishop, 3. 21 Carmen Perigo, 4. B1 Joey Biasi, 5. 42e Eddie Strada, 6. 32 Eric Jennings, 7. 14 Trevor Kobylarz. 8. 8 Kyle Lick, 9. 71 Chris Allen Jr, 10. 119 Chandler Leiby, 11. 17j Jonathan Swanson, 12. 3h Heidi Hedin, 13. 117 David Swanson, 14. 1j Jake Winters, 15. 23 John Stehman, 16. 96 Lee Kauffman, 17. 11 Craig Pelligrini Jr. 18. 5g Tim Buckwalter, 19. 5q Ryan Quackenbush, 20. 22 Connor Leoffler.

Lap Leaders: 1-14: Austin Bishop. 15-25: Steven Drevicki.

Scotty Signs Hard Charger $100: Eddie Strada (15 to 5th) +10

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger $50 Certificate: Eddie Strada

?Vahlco Wheels Hard Charger $50 Certificate: Eddie Strada

Ultra-Shield Race Products 2nd Place $50 Certificate: Austin Bishop

Keizer Wheels 3rd Place $50 Certificate: Carmen Perigo

Wilwood Brakes 4th Place $50 Certificate: Joe Biasi

ATL Fuel Cells 5th Place $100 Certificate: Eddie Strada

King Racing Products 6th Place $25 Certificate: Eric Jennings

Ultra-Shield Race Products 8th Place $50 Certificate: Kyle Lick

 

 

Johnson, Amdahl and Halverson Capture Livewire Printing Company Night Victories at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 19, 2019) - Wayne Johnson, Elliot Amdahl and Brandon Halverson drove into the Winner's Circle on Friday evening during Livewire Printing Company Night at Jackson Motorplex.

Johnson led the distance of the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars main event to win the Barb Wieskus Memorial. He became the 18th different feature winner at the track this season.

Amdahl and Halverson both won their second races in a row. Amdahl became the first repeat winner this season during Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids competition and Halverson is the first three-time winner at Jackson Motorplex this year thanks to his trio of NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc wins.

Johnson bested a field of 38 other competitors, winning a heat race, the dash and the main event to take home the $3,000 top prize. Thomas Kennedy, who placed second, closed on Johnson in heavy traffic near the midpoint of the race. However, Johnson maneuvered through the field efficiently to garner the triumph.

"There were a couple of close calls, but these guys are all good race car drivers," he said in Victory Lane. "Every time I showed them a nose they gave me plenty of room. That's about as hard of 25 laps as you can go."

Matt Juhl rounded out the podium with Justin Henderson fourth and Lee Grosz fifth.

Bill Boles, Johnson, Tommy Barber and Henderson were the heat race winners. Jody Rosenboom recorded the B Main victory.

Amdahl made a late move to score the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids triumph. Points leader Bill Johnson earned a second-place finish with John Lambertz third, Colin Smith fourth and Brandon Bosma fifth.

Lambertz, Johnson and Bosma each won a heat race.

Halverson was dominant in the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc main event as he capitalized on his pole position to pick up another victory and extend his lead in the championship standings. Clinton Bruns maneuvered to a second-place finish with Jake Kouba, Jeremy Kerzman and Alex Schriever rounding out the top five, respectively.

Neal Matuska, Halverson and Kerzman were quickest in their group's qualifying sessions. Eric Schultz and Schriever won the heat races.

Jackson Motorplex will host a doubleheader next week with action beginning on Wednesday for Bank Midwest Night featuring IMCA a-mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks, IMCA sport mods and IMCA sport compacts.

The oval will then showcase Tony Stewart Night presented by C&B Operations featuring the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids next Friday.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (July 19, 2019) -

MIDWEST POWER SERIES/MSTS 360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson (2); 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (1); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (8); 4. 83-Justin Henderson (5); 5. 4J-Lee Grosz (11); 6. 20G-Chris Graf (4); 7. 23W-Scott Winters (13); 8. 33M-Mason Daniel (7); 9. 5-Dusty Zomer (15); 10. 35-Skylar Prochaska (9); 11. 2-Derrik Lusk (10); 12. 44S-Trey Starks (16); 13. 17-Zeb Wise (24); 14. 75B-Tommy Barber (3); 15. 81-Jack Dover (14); 16. 6-Eric Lutz (12); 17. 44-Chris Martin (22); 18. 4-Cody Hansen (18); 19. 22-Shawn Murray (17); 20. 2H-Bill Boles (6); 21. 14-Jody Rosenboom (21); 22. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (23); 23. 9N-Wade Nygaard (19); 24. 22K-Kaleb Johnson (20).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 14-Jody Rosenboom (2); 2. 44-Chris Martin (4); 3. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (1); 4. 17-Zeb Wise (3); 5. 33-James Broty (5); 6. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (7); 7. 11M-Brendan Mullen (6); 8. 74-Brodie Tulloch (10); 9. 45-Monty Ferriera (9); 10. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (13); 11. 15C-Carter Chevalier (14); 12. 33B-Scott Broty (8); 13. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (16); 14. 17B-Ryan Bickett (19); 15. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (17); 16. 03-Jamey Ogston (11); 17. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (15); (DNS) 20-Brant O'Banion; (DNS) 50-Chase Viebrock.

Dash (4 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson (3); 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (5); 3. 75B-Tommy Barber (2); 4. 83-Justin Henderson (4); 5. 2H-Bill Boles (1); 6. 20G-Chris Graf (6).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2H-Bill Boles (1); 2. 2-Derrik Lusk (2); 3. 23W-Scott Winters (3); 4. 09-Matt Juhl (7); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (4); 6. 5-Dusty Zomer (10); 7. 44-Chris Martin (8); 8. 03-Jamey Ogston (6); 9. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (9); 10. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (5).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson (1); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (2); 3. 81-Jack Dover (3); 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 5. 9N-Wade Nygaard (5); 6. 17-Zeb Wise (6); 7. 33-James Broty (8); 8. (DNF) 50-Chase Viebrock (4); 9. (DNF) 15C-Carter Chevalier (9); (DNS) 17B-Ryan Bickett.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 75B-Tommy Barber (1); 2. 20G-Chris Graf (6); 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (9); 4. 44S-Trey Starks (5); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (3); 6. 11M-Brendan Mullen (2); 7. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (7); 8. 45-Monty Ferriera (8); 9. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (4); 10. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (10).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 83-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 33M-Mason Daniel (3); 3. 6-Eric Lutz (4); 4. 4-Cody Hansen (2); 5. 22K-Kaleb Johnson (5); 6. 22-Shawn Murray (9); 7. 33B-Scott Broty (6); 8. 74-Brodie Tulloch (8); 9. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (7).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (3); 2. 56-Bill Johnson (1); 3. 12L-John Lambertz (2); 4. 05-Colin Smith (6); 5. 23-Brandon Bosma (5); 6. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (12); 7. 20-Brant O'Banion (14); 8. 5J-Javen Ostermann (13); 9. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (7); 10. 1S-Ryan Voss (10); 11. 21-Brett Allen (9); 12. 83-Sam Henderson (16); 13. 22D-Daniel Nekolite (17); 14. 45-Monty Ferriera (15); 15. 4S-Michael Stien (19); 16. 7-Johnny Sullivan (11); 17. (DNF) 69-Mike Moore (8); 18. (DNF) 05X-Brandon Allen (4); 19. (DNF) 8-Micah Slendy (18); (DNS) 22-Kaleb Johnson.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 12L-John Lambertz (1); 2. 23-Brandon Bosma (4); 3. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (5); 4. 05-Colin Smith (6); 5. 5J-Javen Ostermann (3); 6. 83-Sam Henderson (2); 7. (DNF) 22-Kaleb Johnson (7).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 56-Bill Johnson (3); 2. 69-Mike Moore (4); 3. 7-Johnny Sullivan (2); 4. 1S-Ryan Voss (5); 5. 20-Brant O'Banion (6); 6. 22D-Daniel Nekolite (1); 7. 4S-Michael Stien (7).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (2); 2. 05X-Brandon Allen (4); 3. 21-Brett Allen (1); 4. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (3); 5. 45-Monty Ferriera (5); 6. 8-Micah Slendy (6).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (1); 2. 7-Clinton Bruns (3); 3. 6-Jake Kouba (2); 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (5); 5. 0-Alex Schriever (4); 6. 48-Neal Matuska (8); 7. 99-Bryan Roach (7); 8. 16-Anna Kouba (9); 9. 12-Johnny Parsons III (10); 10. (DNF) 38X-Eric Schultz (6).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 38X-Eric Schultz (2); 2. 6-Jake Kouba (4); 3. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (5); 4. 16-Anna Kouba (1); 5. 48-Neal Matuska (3).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (3); 2. 7-Clinton Bruns (4); 3. 99-Bryan Roach (2); 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (5); 5. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III (1).

Qualifying 1 (3 Laps): 1. 48-Neal Matuska, 00:17.407(2); 2. 38X-Eric Schultz, 00:17.767(1); 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III, 00:17.970(4); 4. 16-Anna Kouba, 00:17.982(3).

Qualifying 2 (3 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, 00:17.068(1); 2. 6-Jake Kouba, 00:17.343(2); 3. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:17.390(3).

Qualifying 3 (3 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, 00:16.908(1); 2. 7-Clinton Bruns, 00:17.109(3); 3. 99-Bryan Roach, 00:17.486(2).

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Cottle Wins USAC Indiana Sprint Week Opener

By Inches on the Last Lap

And Myers Takes Micro-Sprint Feature

Thursday Night at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., July 19 — Thursday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway Shane Cottle reminded everyone that it’s the leader at the checkered who gets the big check.

In a night of innumerable ups and downs for many drivers, Cottle used the low line to pass C.J. Leary on the last lap, win by inches, and earn $5,000 in a 30-lap barn burner that opened the 32nd annual NOS Energy Drink “Indiana Sprint Week” featuring the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars in fine style.

Cottle, 47, of Kansas, Ill., qualified by winning the B main, started 18th in the feature, only led on the last lap, and earned the race’s KSE Racing Products/B&W Auto Mart “Hard-Charger” award by improving his position more than any other driver in the 24-car field that was culled from 43 entries. It was his first victory during Indiana Sprint Week in 72 attempts and it came in the Epperson Racing/Epperson Painting-PPG Maxim Claxton Chevy No. 2E. Cottle, who works in the flooring industry, also won the sprint car feature at Gas City on June 28 in a different car.

C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind., who won the most recent USAC Indiana Sprint Week event on the Gas City quarter-mile clay oval in 2017, led 29 of the 30 laps and finished second. His Reimbold-Underwood Motorsports/AME Electrical-Mesilla Valley Transportation Spike Foxco Chevy was just 0.002 of a second behind Cottle’s car when the pair took the checkered. The finish was so close that the transponders, which are mounted at the rear of the cars, showed Leary first at the line, but the USAC rules go by when the cars’ front tires cross the line, and Cottle was deemed the winner in one of the closest finishes in USAC history. It was Cottle’s third career USAC sprint car victory. It’s safe to say Gas City is one of his favorite tracks, since all three have occurred at the Grant County oval that is an easy drive from either Indianapolis or Fort Wayne.

Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. was the final podium finisher in the Goacher Racing/NOS Energy Drink-Parallax Power Supply-Jonathan Byrd’s DRC Claxton Mopar. Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. placed fourth in the Dynamics/Mean Green-Fatzheadz Eyewear-Tel-Star Triple X Hershey Chevy. Polesitter Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Ala. was fifth in Hayward Thomas Motorsports’ Speedtown Comfort-B&H Contractors DRC Speedway Chevy.

Jason McDougal of Broken Arrow, Okla.; Dakota Jackson of Elizabethtown, Ind.; Kyle Cummins of Princeton, Ind.; and two drivers from Avon, Ind. — Brent Beauchamp and Justin Grant — rounded out the top 10.

Leary started second and led the whole race except for two split seconds on the last lap. Cottle dipped under him for an instant in Turn 2, but Leary shook him off while sticking to the high side. Leary remained committed to the high side as the pair came down to take the checkered. Cottle stayed low and sneaked across the line first by the smallest of margins.

Leary, the series’ current point leader, appeared to have the race in the bag at the halfway point, as he had a 2.232-second lead over Thomas on lap 15 as the leaders weaved through lapped traffic.

Leary also survived four restarts. The first yellow occurred with three laps down when Scotty Weir spun in Turn 2 and Isaac Chapple couldn’t avoid him.

The second flew with six laps down when Corey Smith stopped high in Turn 2.

The third came with 16 laps down when Thomas Meseraull, who has won five times so far this year at Gas City, spun in Turn 3. Tyler Courtney had nowhere to go and they made contact. Courtney’s Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing crew tried to repair the No. 7BC’s front end, they didn’t have enough time in the work area to get Courtney, who dropped from second to third in points, back underway.

Chapple brought out the fourth caution with 24 laps down when he spun in Turn 1. On that restart Cottle passed Thomas for second with a move to the inside as they flew down the frontstretch. The race went green the rest of the way until the winner was decided in the thrilling finish.

Cottle didn’t even appear in the top 10 until lap 13, and he wasn’t in the top five until lap 20 when he vaulted from seventh to fifth by passing Bacon and Cummins. Bacon got him back on lap 21, but on lap 22 Cottle moved into fourth by repassing Bacon and also getting by Windom. McDougal dropped from third to fifth on lap 23 but Cottle was still fourth at that point because Windom repassed him.

Cottle passed Windom again on lap 24 to take third right before the final yellow with 24 laps down, and he got second by passing Thomas on the restart with five laps to go to set up the dramatic last-lap victory on the immaculately prepared, multi-groove surface. A large and appreciative crowd turned out to watch it all despite hot weather.

Carson Short of Marion, Ill. was the fastest qualifier with a time of 12.046 seconds but then he flipped between Turns 3 and 4 with one lap down in the first heat after getting together with Josh Hodges. Joe Stornetta was also collected in that accident.

Corey Smith flipped on the frontstretch during qualifying, but like Short he got out of his car under his own power.

The winner of the 600cc non-wing micro-sprint feature, Devan Myers of Delphi, Ind., started way back in the field just like Cottle did. He came from 19th in a 21-car field to win that 20-lap feature in the Vance and Hines No. 75 with polesitter Justin Harper of Denver, Ind. right behind him at the checkered. Mike Landis of Logansport, Ind. finished third, Eastin Ashbrooke of Marion, Ind. was fourth and Abby Hohlbein rounded out the top five.

Landis started third but led the first 12 laps, surviving three restarts including one with 11 laps down after Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, Ind., flipped hard in Turn 2 while in second place trying to pass Landis. Luckily Woodling, who can usually be found competing in the UMP modified division at Gas City and even won the modified feature here on May 31, wasn’t hurt.

Myers was third on lap 12 but he got second by slipping under Ashbrooke in Turn 2 working lap 13, and he wrestled the lead from Landis with a similar move in the next turn. Harper passed Landis for second two laps later for the runner-up honors.

Gas City will be back in action on Friday nights with its “Wings and Fast Things” show on July 26. It will feature Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) 360 winged sprints, UMP modifieds, outlaw winged 600cc mini-sprints, hornets and tough trucks. Dustin Daggett of Portland, Mich. hopes things will go differently for him in the GLSS race at Gas City on July 26 than they did last year during the first GLSS feature ever held at Gas City. Last June Daggett led every lap of that feature except for the lap that counted. Lapped traffic held him up in the fourth turn on the last lap, which allowed Max Stambaugh of Lima, Ohio, to slide ahead for the victory. The margin of victory for Stambaugh, who hounded Daggett the entire race, was a mere 0.108 of a second.

Fans can see the track’s 2019 schedule and get additional information on its website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

USAC Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying Group 1: 1. Carson Short, 21, RCM-12.046; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.050; 3. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-12.058; 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 19, Hayward/Thomas-12.111; 5. Chris Windom, 5G, Goacher-12.113; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-12.126; 7. Scotty Weir, 4p, Pedersen-12.133; 8. Dustin Ingle, 2DI, Ingle-12.191; 9. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-12.289; 10. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-12.313; 11. Chad Boespflug, 98e, EZR-12.345; 12. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-12.416; 13. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-12.425; 14. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-12.426; 15. Clinton Boyles, 57, Hazen-12.430; 16. Max Adams, 5m, Adams-12.562; 17. Koby Barksdale, 22, Barksdale-12.573; 18. Zane Hendricks, 27, Goodnight-12.599; 19. Terry Richards, 18m, Richards-12.679; 20. Matt Moore, 9, Moore-12.731; 21. Joe Stornetta, 04, Burton-12.732; 22. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-12.820.

USAC Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying Group 2: 1. Jason McDougal, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-12.199; 2. Dakota Jackson, 17, On The Gass-12.269; 3. C.J. Leary, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-12.300; 4. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-12.310; 5. Thomas Meseraull, 47, Eades-12.338; 6. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-12.367; 7. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-12.671; 8. Corey Smith, 66s, CS-12.673; 9. Cole Ketcham, 41, Ketcham-12.694; 10. A.J. Hopkins, 4J, 4J-12.715; 11. Anthony D’Alessio, 01, D’Alessio-12.797; 12. Brian VanMeveren, 24, VanMeveren-12.813; 13. Dave Darland, 42, Cheney-13.040; 14. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.050; 15. Dallas Hewitt, 18H, Keen-13.056; 16. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-13.061; 17. Dustin Christie, 75, Christie-13.167; 18. Dickie Gaines, 44, Soudrette-13.178; 19. Matt McCarthy, 28m, McCarthy-13.209; 20. Mitchell Davis, 56, Davis-13.275; 21. Eric Perrott, 45, Perrott-14.010.

Overall USAC Fatheadz Eyewear Fastest Qualifier: Carson Short, 12.046 seconds.

USAC Sprint Heat 1 (10 laps; 4 transferred): 1. Scotty Weir, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Josh Hodges, 5. Chad Boespflug, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Clinton Boyles, 8. Koby Barksdale, 9. Joe Stornetta, 10. Terry Richards, 11. Carson Short. No time.

USAC Sprint Heat 2 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Brent Beauchamp, 5. Shane Cottle, 6. Dustin Ingle, 7. Matt Westfall, 8. Jarett Andretti, 9. Max Adams, 10. Zane Hendricks, 11. Matt Moore. No time.

USAC Sprint Heat 3 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Jason McDougal, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Dave Darland, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Dallas Hewitt, 6. Cole Ketcham, 7. Isaac Chapple, 8. Dustin Christie, 9. Matt McCarthy, 10. Anthony D’Alessio, 11. Eric Perrott. No time.

USAC Sprint Heat 4 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Dakota Jackson, 3. Corey Smith, 4. Kyle Cummins, 5. A.J. Hopkins, 6. Dickie Gaines, 7. Brandon Mattox, 8. Matt Goodnight, 9. Mitchell Davis, 10. Brian VanMeveren (DNS). No time.

USAC Sprint C Main (10 laps; 4 transferred): 1. Max Adams, 2. Terry Richards, 3. Matt Goodnight; 4. Mitchell Davis, 5. Dustin Christie, 6. Koby Barksdale, 7. Dickie Gaines, 8. Zane Hendricks, 9. Matt Moore, 10. Matt McCarthy, 11. Eric Perrott. 2:18.56

USAC Sprint B Main (12 laps; 6 transferred): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Carson Short, 3. Isaac Chapple, 4. A.J. Hopkins, 5. Cole Ketcham, 6. Max Adams, 7. Brody Roa, 8. Chad Boespflug; 9. Dallas Hewitt, 10. Dustin Ingle, 11. Jarett Andretti, 12. Clinton Boyles, 13. Mitchell Davis, 14. Brandon Mattox, 15. Matt Goodnight, 16. Terry Richards, 17. Brian VanMeveren, 18. Anthony D’Alessio. No time.

USAC Sprint Feature (30 laps): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 6. Jason McDougal, 7. Dakota Jackson, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Brent Beauchamp, 10. Justin Grant, 11. Cole Ketcham, 12. Chase Stockon, 13. Max Adams, 14. Josh Hodges, 15. Chad Boepflug, 16. Carson Short, 17. Isaac Chapple, 18. Brian VanMeveren, 19. Corey Smith, 20. Dave Darland, 21. A.J. Hopkins, 22. Thomas Meseraull, 23. Tyler Courtney, 24. Scotty Weir. No time.

Micro-Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Dylan Woodling, 2. Mike Landis, 3. Mychael Schimmel, 4. Abby Hohlbein, 5. Dale Phillips, 6. Bob Baker, 7. Devan Myers.

Micro-Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Eastin Ashbrooke, 2. Ty Nevins, 3. Jakeb Boxell, 4. Billy Briscoe, 5. Kevin Hapner, 6. Dawson Phillips, 7. Darin Naida (DNS).

Micro-Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Justin Harper, 2. Brad Sutton, 3. Ryan Ball, 4. Matt Martini, 5. Tyler Chalk, 6. Dave Cochran, 7. Austin Helm.

Micro-Sprint Feature (20 laps): 1. Devan Myers, 2. Justin Harper, 3. Mike Landis, 4. Eastin Ashbrooke, 5. Abby Hohlbein, 6. Austin Helm, 7. Kevin Hapner, 8. Brad Sutton, 9. Robert Phillips, 10. Ryan Ball, 11. Billy Briscoe, 12. Mychael Schimmel, 13. Jakeb Boxell, 14. Dylan Woodling, 15. Ty Nevins, 16. Dawson Phillips, 17. Matt Martini (DNS), 18. Tyler Chalk (DNS), 19. Bob Baker (DNS), 20. Dave Cochran (DNS), 21. Darin Naida (DNS).

 

 

Floyd Billington Dominates at Devils Bowl Speedway

The Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England rolled into the Devils Bowl Speedway for the third time this season on Browns Slate & Quarries night July 14th to find a nice racing surface with some grip.

In the Heat races the lead was not the place to be as in the first heat Chris Donnelly was leading by a healthy margin with 2 laps to go when he encountered motor issues and shut down, handing the lead to Jordan Fornwalt who took the FK Rod Ends heat win. The second heat race saw Clay Dow bolt to the lead and also shut down coming to the white flag, he was victim of a broken throttle linkage, this handed the O’Reilly Auto Parts heat win to Will Hull.

Come Feature time as the field rolled off both Jordan Fornwalt and Adam Pierson encountered mechanical issues and had to be pushed to the pits, not able to start the event. When the green flag did fly Floyd Billington immediately bolted to the lead and started to steadily pull away from the field with Mike Kondrat settling into a comfortable second and Rick Stone third. The battle was for fourth as Kurt Conklin and Will Hull swapped the spot a few times. As the event reached the halfway point Rick Stone started to fade and just a lap later he suffered a mechanical failure and flew off the top of turn 1, somersaulting through the trees and bushes and landed in the field adjacent to the track, he was uninjured in the spectacular looking incident. When racing resumed Billington, who had nearly a half lap lead when the Red flag appeared for Stone, once again jumped to a healthy lead as Mike Kondrat got high into turn one and both Conklin and Hull motored by with Clay Dow also moving past Kondrat a couple of laps later. That is how they would take the checkers with Floyd Billington taking an impressive win. Kurt Conklin had what was easily his best run of season finishing second with Will Hull third. Clay Dow and Mike Kondrat completed the top five.

In victory lane an elated Floyd Billington said that win helped to take the sting out of getting passed on the last lap for the win last that SCoNE was at Devils Bowl and he also thanked the track for a very raceable surface.

The next event on the Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England schedule will be Saturday, July 20th at the RumTown Speedway in Wentworth, NH.

For more information and a complete 2019 Sprint Cars of New England schedule visit www.nesprintcars.com. For additional information on Green Mountain Gearheads visit www.greenmountaingearheads.com.

Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England Unofficial Finish-Devils Bowl Speedway, July 20th, 2019 1. Floyd Billington 2. Kurt Conklin 3. Will Hull 4. Clay Dow 5. Mike Kondrat 6. Lacey Hanson 7. Sean Durand 8. Rick Stone 9. Adam Pierson-DNS 10. Jordan Fornwalt-DNS 11. Chris Donnelly-DNS 12. Jacob Williams-DNS

 

 

Steven Beckett Scores First Career Sprint Car Win In Action Sprint Tour’s Bob Deswiage Memorial at Humberstone

By Clayton Johns, with files from Steven Petty

PORT COLBORNE, Ont. (July 14, 2019) – Steven Beckket took full advantage of his pole starting position and led all 20 laps to score his first career win in a Sprint Car in the Action Sprint Tour’s Bob Deswiage Memorial at Humberstone Speedway on Sunday night. The win came in round five of the tour’s sophomore season for the Fonthill, Ont. based driver

“It is awesome to get our first win here,” stated an elated Beckett in victory lane. “We were so consistent and tonight it paid off”.

Beckett and rookie pilot Spencer Davis were on the front row for the main event with Beckett showing the way early. Josh Hansen took second away from Davis with Liam Martin, Blaine Barrow, and Paul Klager racing in the top-five early on. Beckett and Hansen pulled away from the field as the leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 10.

Tyler Ward, Al Gilletta and Noelle Teal spun in turn three to bring out the race’s second caution. Beckett pulled away from Hansen on the restart with Martin, Klager and Barrow racing in the top-five.

Then, with seven laps to go, Brady Chastney spun in turn four to bring out the caution. The restart saw Beckett continue to show the way and lead Hansen by two car lengths. A three-lap dash for the cash saw Beckett continue to lead as Klager looked and completed the pass to take third away from Martin. Ryan Hunsinger made his presence felt late in the event as he entered the top five. Martin was able to get around Klager to regain third but in the end, it was Beckett scoring his first career win.

“I was a little bit too tight tonight,” stated second place finisher Josh Hansen. “I can’t complain, we had a good points night on the tour.”

“We had a good car tonight. On those restarts Steven (Beckett) and Josh (Hansen) were just gone and I did all I could do to keep up,” said podium finisher Liam Martin. Rounding out the top-five were Paul Klager and Ryan Hunsinger.

Klager, Beckett and Martin claimed qualifying heat race wins for the 21 cars in attendance earlier in night. So far through four completed races in 2019, the Action Sprint Tour’s average car count is 22.5. In total, 34 drivers have attempted to qualify for an Action Sprint Tour event in 2019.

With his fourth straight top-five finish to start the schedule, Josh Hansen’s lead atop the tour’s championship standings is now 30 points over Liam Martin. Ryan Hunsinger moved into third with his third top-five result of the year and sits 12 points arrear of Martin’s No.29. Two points back of Martin is Jacob Dykstra and rounding out the top-five is Paul Klager.

The Action Sprint Tour’s 2019 season will resume action on Tuesday, July 23 at Ohsweken Speedway as part of the Northern Summer Nationals, featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu. Advanced reserved tickets are available for both nights of the event at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca. For more information on the Action Sprint Tour, including a full break down of the Series’ 2019 point fund and race purses as well as series rules, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com.

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Action Sprint Tour Points Update (Top 10) 1. 88h-Josh Hansen, 332 Points; 2. 29-Liam Martin, 302; 3. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, 290; 4. 5d-Jacob Dykstra, 288; 5. 1eh-Paul Klager, 274; 6. 08-Steven Beckett, 271; 7. 3b-Blaine Barrow, 258; 8. 49h-Jerry Hill, 248; 9. 88-Jesse McDonald, 227; 10. 83-Spencer Davis, 216

Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report July 14, 2019 Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada Total Entries – 21

Entry List No. Name – Hometown 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont. 2 Braeden Chastney – Beamsville, Ont. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont. 14T Noelle Teal – Hagersville, Ont. 19 Brandon Murrell – Gores Landing, Ont. 19d Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ont. 20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ont. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, Ont. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont. 29w Tyler Ward – Woodstock, Ont. 43 Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ont. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, Ont. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ont. 52r Ryan Hunsinger – Caledonia, Ont. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. – Brampton, Ont. 83 Spencer Davis – Scotland, Ont. 88 Jesse McDonald – Caledonia, Ont. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 08-Steven Beckett, [1]; 2. 88H-Josh Hansen, [3]; 3. 29-Liam Martin, [5]; 4. 1EH-Paul Klager, [4]; 5. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [11]; 6. 88-Jesse McDonald, [14]; 7. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [6]; 8. 19-Brandon Murrell, [13]; 9. 19D-Allan Downey, [17]; 10. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [16]; 11. 83-Spencer Davis, [2]; 12. 49H-Jerry Hill, [10]; 13. 51-Trevor Young, [9]; 14. 20-Johnny Miller, [8]; 15. 29W-Tyler Ward, [12]; 16. 43-Darren Dryden, [20]; 17. 14-Noelle Teal, [7]; 18. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [19]; 19. 22JR-Al Gilletta, [15]; 20. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [21]; 21. 2-Braeden Chastney, [18] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Steven Beckett 1-20 Hard Charger – Jesse McDonald +8 (14th to 6th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 1EH-Paul Klager, [1]; 2. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [2]; 3. 14-Noelle Teal, [6]; 4. 49H-Jerry Hill, [3]; 5. 19-Brandon Murrell, [7]; 6. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [5]; 7. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [4]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 08-Steven Beckett, [1]; 2. 88H-Josh Hansen, [2]; 3. 20-Johnny Miller, [3]; 4. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [4]; 5. 88-Jesse McDonald, [5]; 6. 19D-Allan Downey, [7]; 7. 43-Darren Dryden, [6]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 29-Liam Martin, [5]; 2. 83-Spencer Davis, [1]; 3. 51-Trevor Young, [4]; 4. 29W-Tyler Ward, [2]; 5. 22JR-Al Gilletta, [6]; 6. 2-Braeden Chastney, [7]; 7. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [3]

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2019 Action Sprint Tour Schedule

Mon. May 20 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen Sun. June 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, On – Rained Out Sat. June 8 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Liam Martin Mon. July 1 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen Sun. July 14 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Steven Beckett Tue. July 23 – Ohsweken Speedway – Six Nations, Ont. Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. Sun. August 11 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Sat. August 17 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. Sat. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA Website: www.ActionSprintTour.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionSprintTour Twitter: @ActionSprints

 

 

KYLE CUMMINS HAS VICTORY NUMBER SIX

Haubstadt, IN - July 13, 2019. Tri-State Speedway presented the 2019 version of the Sprint Stampede Saturday night. The BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car feature was the first of three features held to conclude the evening. The IMCA Racesaver 305 Sprint Car Series and the Midwest Mini Sprint Association features followed.

The MSCS feature paid $2,500 to win. Twenty drivers started the 25 lap contest. It was a competitive race with three drivers battling for top honors. Kendall Ruble made a very strong run after starting on the pole. He shot into the lead as the green flag waved! The Vincennes, IN, driver led lap after lap in a fast three to five car procession. Kyle Cummins had passed Dakota Jackson and went to work to overtake Ruble. Stephen Schnapf moved up and was pressuring Cummins for second. The racing tightened and Cummins took the lead on lap 19. Ruble finished a strong second, Schnapf held third at the checkers. Chase Stockon and Dakota Jackson rounded out the top five.

Kyle Cummins increased his points lead in the BRANDEIS MSCS Standings. The Princeton, IN, driver also notched his 18th MSCS career feature victory. The win was the sixth in MSCS competition this season. It was his third in a row at Tri-State Speedway. Cummins pilots the Rock Steady Racing Marc 1 sprint owned by Hank Byram. The team effort is sponsored by Debra Corn Foster Care, Tim Mason RE/MAX, and Greenwell Auto Body.

The second five at the finish of the MSCS feature included Kent Schmidt, Brian Karraker, Chet Williams, Garrett Aitken, and Critter Malone. Kent Schmidt had set the fastest lap of the 25 who qualified with a lap of 13.996 seconds. Schmidt was the only driver of the 25 that qualified that got around the quarter mile oval in less than 14 seconds. Brian Karraker had his passing game working as he earned the Certified Rentals Hard Charger Award worth an additional $100. Donny Brackett was eleventh on the field and thus received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.

Four drivers made their first appearance of the season with the series. Of those four, Braxton Cummins was quick enough to make the feature but had the misfortune to have to retire from the race. Flames energing from under his car had to be extinguished once it was taken to the work area.

The three ten lap heat races were victories earned in succession by Kendall Ruble, Dakota Jackson, and Kyle Cummins. Brady Short won the B Main. Ironically Short needed to run the B in order to transfer to the A after he flipped while leading the first heat. A last lap three wide battle overtook lapped traffic and the closure rate created a problem in turns three and four. James Lyerla and Chayse Hayhurst finished second and third in the B-Main. __________

The IMCA Racesaver 305 Sprints competed in a 25 lap feature. Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, IN, picked up the win. He competed in both the wing and non-wing sprints during the evening. Andy Bradley made a late race pass on Kendall Ruble to claim second place honors. Ruble, who also raced wing and non-wing cars, crossed the line in third. However he failed to stop at the tech area after the main and went to his pit. Thus he was disqualified and placed 20th in the finishing order. Oliver Wayne, Scott Bradley, and Alfred Galedrige rounded out the top five.

Two of the three IMCA Racesaver heat winners encountered problems completing the feature. They were Anton Hernandez and Rod Henning. First heat winner Jeffery Wimmenauer faired better in finishing 6th in the feature. The Racesaver Sprints will return to Tri-State Speedway to race on August 10th. __________

In Midwest Mini Sprint competition Brad Strunk won the 20 lap main event. Cody Trammel finished second. Rod Henning took third spot followed by Cindy Chambers and Brandon Coffey. Coffey had also won the B Main. Strunk, Trammel, and Henning won the 3 heat races. __________

The MSCS Sprint Car Series will be idle until August. The series will then compete in the 15th annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Tri-State Speedway followed by a second 2019 visit to the Terre Haute Action Track. These two races are on Saturday and Sunday August 10th & 11th.

Tri-State Speedway will host the finale of USAC Indiana Sprint Week next. That race will be held on Saturday July 27th. The UMP Modifieds will be in action also.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway. RACE SUMMARY SPRINT STAMPEDE Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN July 13, 2019

BRANDEIS MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES: (25 Entries)

Top Overall Qualifier - Kent Schmidt, 13.996 seconds

First Heat - 17 Kendall Ruble, 61m Stephen Schnapf, 36 Collin Ambrose, 10 Aric Gentry, ___71B Braxton Cummings, 2J Jeff Pritchett, 11p Brady Short, 90 Patrick Budde, ___20x Steve Thomas

Second Heat - 3 Dakota Jackson, 5s Chase Stockon, 7 Critter Malone, 23 Brian Karraker,, ___7R Ryan Bond, 11 James Lyerla, 45 Eric Perrott, 7x Sam Scott

Third Heat - 3R Kyle Cummins, 5K Kent Schmidt, 38 Chet Williams, 32 Garrett Aitken, ___4B Donny Brackett, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 7H Kyle Hathaway, 79 Matt Humphrey

B Main - 11P Brady Short, 11 James Lyerla, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 7H Kyle Hathaway, ___79 Matt Humphrey, 2J Jeff Pritchett, 45 Eric Perrott, 90 Patrick Budde, 20x Steve Thomas, ___7x Sam Scott

Feature (25 Laps) - 3R Cummins, 17 Ruble, 61m Schnapf, 5s Stockon, 3 Jackson, 5K Schmidt, ___23 Karraker, 38 Williams, 32 Aitken, 7 Malone, 4B Brackett, 11P Short, 36 Ambrose, ___20 Hayhurst, 10 Gentry, 7H Hathaway, 7R Bond, 79 Humphrey, 71B Cummings, 11 Lyerla

IMCA 305 RACESAVER SPRINTS (26 Entries)

First Heat - Jeffrey Wimmenauer, Andy Bradley, Chase Stockon, Alfred Galedrige, AJ Carlson, ___Coleman Chasteen, Justin Clark, Keith Webb, Oliver Wayne

Second Heat - Anton Hernandez, Kendall Ruble, Kerry Kinser, William Ney, Jackson Slone, ___Alexander Nalon, Patrick Kren, Terry Arthur, Colette Mann

Third Heat - Rod Henning, Scott Bradley, Bradley Sterrett, Ryan Tusing, Ethan Barrow, ___Jordan Welch, John Wolfarth, Christopher McWilliams

B-Main - Slone, Wayne, Clark, Kren, Welch, Chasteen, Wolfarth, Arthur, Mann, McWilliams, ___Webb

Feature (25 Laps) - Stockon, A Bradley, Wayne, S Bradley, Galedrige,, Wimmenauer, ___Clark, Sterrett, Barrow, Carlson, Nalon, Ney, Welch, Slone, Kinser, Hernandez, Henning, ___Tusing, Kren, Ruble

MMSA MINI SPRINTS (25 Entries)

First Heat - Brad Strunk, Jeff Schindler, Anthony Hass, Brandon Smith, Collin Miller, ___Dalton Hayhurst, Raymond Holden, Dean Parker, Kyle Helsley Second Heat - Cody Trammel, Cindy Chambers, Kinser Medler, Dylan Moan, Tim Light, ___Logan Anderson, Casey Meyer, Austin Hawkins, Gregory Dedrick

Third Heat - Rod Henning, John Baumeyer, Keith Langley, Austin Powell, Brandon Deputy, ___Brandon Coffey, Ethan Rutherford, Cody Beard

B-Main - Coffey, Parker, Rutherford, Anderson, Holden, Beard

FEATURE (20 Laps) - Strunk, Trammel, Henning, Chambers, Coffey, Smith, Schindler, ___Baumeyer, Powell, Moan, Miller, Medler, Deputy, Anderson, Parker, Langley, Rutherford, ___Holden, Meyer, Beard, Hayhurst, Light, Hass

 

 

COLWELL CASHES IN FOR FIRST MIDGET WIN AT HUMBOLDT

HUMBOLDT, KANS. (July 14, 2019) - Another first-time winner made the trip to victory lane on Sunday night at Humboldt Speedway with Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. topping the
POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League feature. Inheriting the lead after Zach Daum flipped on lap 25, Colwell controlled the final five laps and drove the Keith Kunz Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71 to his first-career triumph.

Earning PAC Racing Springs High Point Man honors with a fifth-to-second heat race, Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. paced the field aboard his Daum Motorsports, Bullet/Toyota No. 5D. Jonathan Beason of Broken Arrow, Okla. was slated to start on his outside, but trouble during the pace laps sent him to the work area and back to the tail, giving Blake Edwards of Claremore, Okla. the outside pole.

The initial green flag was short lived as a lap one caution involving Luke Howard, Devin Simmons, Cannon McIntosh and Holley Hollan, sent McIntosh and Hollan to the work area, with only Hollan returning to the track.

Driving away from the field, Daum immediately began to distance himself as a long-run was established. Building a 3-second lead by lap ten, Daum grew his advantage further as he galloped into lap traffic near the halfway mark. While Daum was checked out in front, both Hollan and Beason were crafting stellar charges into the top ten from the rear, and Jesse Colwell and Jake Neuman began tracking down Daison Pursley for the second spot.

Hitting the ten to go mark, Daum continued to stretch his lead while the battle for second heated up, as Colwell and Pursley went slider-for-slider with the runner-up position up for grabs. After swapping the spot back-and-forth for almost four laps, Colwell assumed the advantage and moved into second just before catastrophe struck.

Running away in lap traffic with five to go, tragedy struck for Zach Daum in a big way. Hauling down the front stretch, his Toyota Racing powerplant suddenly locked-up and shot the No. 5D dead right into the wall. What ensued was a violent series of end-over-end flips before he came to a rest at the entry to turn one. The scary moment concluded when a flame emerged and his machine caught on fire, but Daum was able to escape the wreckage and quickly climbed out of the car under his own power to the roar of the thankful crowd.

Inheriting the race lead following Daum's rough misfortune, Colwell led the field back to green and controlled the final restart with ease. The Red Bluff, Calif. native pulled away to lead the last five laps and earn his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League victory aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71.

Following Colwell to the line and earning his own career-best finish was 14-year old Daison Pursley of Locust Grove, Okla. with a second-place finish in the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Toyota Racing No. 9. Rounding out the podium with a strong 12th-to-third charge was Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. in the Jim Neuman Racing, BRANDT, BOSS/SR-11 No. 3N.

Closing out the top five was Jonathan Beason with a magnificent recovery to finish fourth after going tail back, and Holley Hollan scoring fifth with her own impressive rebound after heading to the rear of the field. Behind them was Andrew Felker in sixth, Ace McCarthy in seventh, Trey Marcham in eighth, Chance Morton in ninth and Luke Howard in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will enjoy some downtime next weekend before coming back to life on Friday, July 26 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. and Saturday, July 27 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.

For more information on POWRi Racing, you can visit www.powri.comonline, follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram, or like POWRi on Facebook.

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 7-Jonathan Beason, Broken Arrow, OK (2); 2. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (4); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (5); 4. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (1); 5. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (3); 6. 32-Trey Marcham, Oklahoma City, OK (8); 7. 2H-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (7); 8. 56X-Mark Chisholm, Cheyenne, WY (6).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (1); 2. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (2); 3. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (5); 4. 44-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (8); 5. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (4); 6. 42-Hank Davis, Sand Springs, OK (6); 7. 6-Merril Lamb, Iola, KS (7); 8. 10J-Matt Sherrell, Owasso, OK (3).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 67-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (1); 2. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (5); 3. 7X-Blake Edwards, Claremore, OK (6); 4. 15H-Tony Hudlin, Iola, KS (4); 5. 28X-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (7); 6. F5-Devin Simmons, Knoxville, IA (2); 7. 15L-Merril Lamb, Colony, KS (3).

POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 71-Jesse Colwell (7); 2. 9-Daison Pursley (3); 3. 3N-Jake Neuman (12); 4. 7-Jonathan Beason (2); 5. 67-Holley Hollan (6); 6. 44S-Andrew Felker (8); 7. 28X-Ace McCarthy (20); 8. 32-Trey Marcham (11); 9. 7M-Chance Morton (13); 10. 2H-Luke Howard. (17); 11. 5D-Zach Daum (1); 12. 20G-Noah Gass (14); 13. 7X-Blake Edwards (4); 14. 56X-Mark Chisholm (19); 15. 42-Hank Davis (15); 16. 17-Austin Brown (9); 17. 44-Wesley Smith (22); 18. 6-Merril Lamb (18); 19. F5-Devin Simmons (16); 20. 08-Cannon McIntosh (5); 21. 15H-Tony Hudlin (10); 22. 15L-Rick Horn (DNS); 23. 10J-Matt Sherrell (DNS).
Lap Leader(s); Daum 1-25; Colwell 26-30.
Hard Charger(s): McCarthy +13.

 

 

Wisconsin wingLESS

28 AutoMeter Wisconsin wingLESS teams pulled into the pit area at Wilmot Raceway to compete as part of the World of Outlaws Badger 40 event. As the support class for the high profile event, the series utilized a different then normal format, locking the top 10 drivers in points into the feature. Drivers outside the top 10 would race in 1 of 2 qualifiers taking 5 cars each into the A. The final 4 spots would be determined by a b main.

The first qualifying race saw Randy Stanford take the early lead, piloting his black and white numbered 29 machine. He would lead until past the halfway point when Natalie Klemko was able to work her way past Stanford and into the lead. Natalie however was unable to pick up the win, as Dennis Spitz used a last lap pass on Klemko to take the win. Klemko would cross the line in second followed by Randy Stanford and Vince Bartolotta. Paul Shaffer would also punch his ticket to the feature, finishing in fifth.

The second qualifying race saw possibly the most exciting move of the race happen when on lap 1 Tommy Colburn got crossed up, and hit the inside berm in turn 3, this sent him sideways and into a series of rolls, but amazingly Colburn landed right side up and with the car still under power. The red flag had already waved though and Colburn took his machine pit side to look it over. Jordan Paulsen would take the lead once the race went back green, Paulsen would battle with Charles Spoonmore for the top spot, but as the checkered flag waved it was Paulsen victorious and Spoonmore in second. James Walldan brought his bright orange 77 home in third followed by Nick Petska and Shawn Swim.

B main action was next up, with the final four A main spots up for grabs, George Gaertner Jr would claim the B main victory over eigth starting Tommy Colburn, rebounding from his heat race incident. Tom Eller would finish in third and Jim Wehrman behind the wheel of the 94 machine would grab the final starting spot in the A main.

The A main had the packed crowd at Wilmot on their feet. Allen Hafford took the early race lead, but all eyes were on the white number 23z car piloted by Zach Raidart. Raidart already having claimed two victories on the season at Wilmot had established himself a contender and he quickly moved from his fourth starting spot to second and was on Hafford’s rear bumper. Raidart appeared to have the faster car but Allen Hafford would not make it easy on the young Gurnee, Illinois driver. The pair battled for much of the race, each time Raidart seemed to have built up the momentum needed to finally get by the Hopf Farms 38 car, a caution would fly. Finally with only about a quarter of the race left, Raidart was able to work past Hafford and cruise to victory. As Zach Raidart emerged from the top of his car, the crowd at Wilmot gave him a standing ovation for the show he had just treated them to. Derek Crane would finish in the second position over Hafford. Tim Cox would bring his Meyer Flyer home in the fourth spot, and Chris Dodd in the Bumper to Bumper of Paddock Lake supported entry finished in fifth.

A Feature 1 20 laps | 00:25:24.028
1. 23Z-Zach Raidart, 25:24.028[4]; 2. 19K-Derek Crane, 25:26.596[3]; 3. 38-Allen Hafford, 25:27.529[2]; 4. 40-Tim Cox, 25:27.619[10]; 5. 01-Chris Dodd, 25:27.758[7]; 6. 91-Jimmy Sivia, 25:28.216[1]; 7. 41-Dennis Spitz, 25:29.198[11]; 8. 21Z-Ryan Zielski, 25:29.792[6]; 9. 70-Chris Klemko, 25:30.104[5]; 10. 4-Jordan Paulsen, 25:30.202[12]; 11. 50-Rusty Egan, 25:31.111[9]; 12. 9-Greg Olsen, 25:33.099[8]; 13. 6B-Vince Bartolotta, 25:33.741[17]; 14. 89-George Gaertner Jr, 25:34.651[21]; 15. 51-Charles Spoonmore, 25:35.233[14]; 16. 18-Nick Petska, 25:35.461[18]; 17. 20-Natalie Klemko, 25:36.888[13]; 18. 12-Shawn Swim, 25:37.531[20]; 19. 2-Tommy Colburn, 25:43.265[22]; 20. 00-Paul Shaffer, 25:20.642[19]; 21. 29-Randy Stanford, 25:25.394[15]; 22. 94-Jim Wehrman, 25:27.370[24]; 23. 29OG-Tom Eller, 25:32.657[23]; 24. (DNF) 77-James Walldan, 04:36.681[16]
B Feature 1 8 laps | 00:10:46.186
1. 89-George Gaertner Jr, 10:46.186[3]; 2. 2-Tommy Colburn, 10:48.773[8]; 3. 29OG-Tom Eller, 10:50.148[2]; 4. 94-Jim Wehrman, 10:51.562[6]; 5. 39-William Huck, 10:52.051[7]; 6. (DNF) 22-Greg Alt, 02:46.285[1]; 7. (DNF) 1-Scott Uttech, 02:47.179[4]; 8. (DNF) 61-Zach Hansen, 02:47.475[5]
Qualifying 1 10 laps | 00:05:46
1. 41-Dennis Spitz, 00:15.688[2]; 2. 20-Natalie Klemko, 00:15.930[3]; 3. 29-Randy Stanford, 00:15.930[1]; 4. 6B-Vince Bartolotta, 00:15.930[4]; 5. 00-Paul Shaffer, 00:15.930[7]; 6. 89-George Gaertner Jr, 00:15.930[8]; 7. 22-Greg Alt, 00:15.930[5]; 8. 94-Jim Wehrman, 00:15.930[9]; 9. 39-William Huck, 00:15.930[6]
Qualifying 2 10 laps | 00:08:22
1. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [1]; 2. 51-Charles Spoonmore, [2]; 3. 77-James Walldan, [3]; 4. 18-Nick Petska, [6]; 5. 12-Shawn Swim, [4]; 6. 1-Scott Uttech, [9]; 7. 29OG-Tom Eller, [5]; 8. 61-Zach Hansen, [7]; 9. 2-Tommy Colburn, [8]

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #12 Saturday July 13th 2019
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series
Natural Bridge Speedway, Virginia
Daren Bolac Blazes at The Bridge
Daren Bolac changed almost everything after the heat and it really paid off as he took his first win of the year. Heat races were first with Mike Leraas and Nick Tucker taking wins. Bill Rice and Daren Bolac rolled the field to green for the feature with Bolac out first and Rice staying low in second with Mike Lerass and Nick Tucker fighting for third. Lerass was using Bolac’s line to get a run on Rice and quickly he was in second. Jerald Harris and Scott Lutz were making their way to the front and soon were on Rice with both getting by in few laps and went after Tucker as Leraas and Bolac were now in a battle for the lead. Lap after lap as the field were chasing the front duo they had a high line low line battle for the lead that went on for twenty laps neither making mistakes giving an advantage to the other. With ten to go Harris and Lutz got Tucker and tried to chase down the front duo. Bolac had the highline working coming out of the corners and Leraas has the low line working better getting in to the corners. Leraas was trying everything and with two laps to go threw everything at it and would get close every turn but Bolac would stay smooth and power off the top to stay out front and went under the waving checkered flag for the first time this year. At the line it was Daren Bolac, Mike Leraas, Jerald Harris, Scott Lutz, Nick Tucker, Bill Rice, Tom Humphries, Jake McLain, Chris Ware, Matt Mullins and Charlie Ware. Next Week it’s back to Shenandoah Speedway on Saturday July 20th
Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Walter fends off Arenz to capture Remembering Randy Tracy PDTR Sprint Car A main

Scheffler, Pagel, Steenbergen earn
Mid-Season Championship A-main triumphs

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 13, 2019 – The record book will show that Josh Walter of Plymouth led all 30 laps of the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Remembering Randy Tracy Mid-Season Championship 360 Sprint Car A main at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 13.

However, a closer examination will find that Walter used all of the skill he has accumulated in his 14 seasons of Sprint Car racing to negotiate heavy lapped traffic and turn back a heated challenge from Travis Arenz of Sheboygan on the final lap to earn his second A-main victory of the 2019 season in the Richard’s of Dunbar PDTR 360 Sprint Car division in the first Remembering Randy Tracy Night celebrating of the life and racing career popular late driver affectionately dubbed “The Meat” during his 24-year racing career at Plymouth.

In other A-main action, Tayler Scheffler of Waukesha rode the high groove to his second Gasroots Project Late Model A-main win of the 2019 season. Campbellsport’s J.J. Pagel earned his first career Klips & Tips Grand National A-main win. Jeff Steenbergen of Watertown raced to victory in the Cellcom B mod A main.

In the 30-lap Remembering Randy Tracy Sprint Car A-main, Walter got the jump on the drop of the green flag from the pole position with third starter Will Gerrits taking second on the opening circuit. Riding the high line around the multi-groove racing surface, Walter had built up a full straightaway cushion over Gerrits when he encountered slower traffic beginning on lap 8.

On lap 9, fifth starter Jim Melis of Glenbeulah dove underneath Gerrits to wrestle away the second spot in the running order. However, Gerrits battled back to regain the position before the lone caution flag of the race appeared on lap 10 for a three-car incident in turn two involving Paul Pokorski of West Bend, Anthony Knierim of Franksville and Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum. Pokorski and Wenninger were forced to drop out of the race, while Knierim was able to return.

Following the restart, Jim Melis pulled off a slide job to move past Gerrits into second in turn four on lap 12, while Travis Arenz of Sheboygan, who started eighth, used the low line to advance to fifth on lap 13.

By lap 14, Walter had again bolted out to a full-straightaway advantage over Melis. However, lapped traffic began to become a factor starting on lap 16 when Walter had to deal with the cars of Anthony Knierim and Bill Taylor dueling side by side for multiple laps.

As Walter struggled to find away through the lapped traffic, Melis closed significantly along the high groove before Walter was finally able to split Knierim and Taylor on lap 24. As Melis faded with a power steering issue in the closing laps, Arenz was on a charge as he worked is way past 2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove, who started seventh, on lap 26 to secure second.

Arenz pulled even with Walter with a low move in turn two on lap 29, but he was unable to make the move stick as Walter held strong along the cushion. On the final circuit with Arenz still hot on his heels, Walter made a bold low move underneath the slower car of Tyler Brabant in turn three to clinch his sixth career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and second A-main triumph of the 2019 season.

Arenz, who came into the event as the winner of the last two Midwest Sprint Car Association A mains, had to settle for second, Schmidt, who was sporting the No. 42 made famous by Randy Tracy for the evening, placed third, Gerrits wound up fourth and 2010 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion and current point leader Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee moved up for the ninth starting spot to place fifth.

Polesitter Kevin Baldy of Omro seized the top spot in turn one of the opening lap of the action-packed 30-lap Late Model A main. On lap 2, second starter Justin Ritchie of New London worked the high groove to challenge Baldy for the top spot. The two drivers dueled side by side for the next five laps before Baldry pulled away.

On lap 9, four-time PDTR Late Model track champion Brad Mueller of Random Lake, who started seventh, worked the cushion to pass Ritchie for second in turn two. One lap later, Mueller shot past Baldry existing turn four to assume the lead.

Meanwhile, 10th starter Taylor Scheffler was also finding speed along the high line as he darted around Baldry into second on lap 13. Scheffler hounded Mueller over the next eight laps as the leaders found themselves in heavy lapped traffic.

On lap 21, Scheffler played the lapped cars perfectly to power past Mueller into the top spot in turn four. Mueller was able to stay in contact with Scheffler in the closing laps and cut the gap on lap 28. However, he was not able to mount a serious challenge as Scheffler secured his third career PDTR Late Model A-main victory and his second main event win of the 2019 season at Plymouth.

Mueller was second, defending PDTR Late Model champion Justin Schmidt of Cleveland placed third, after starting ninth, Ritchie placed fourth and Baldry completed the top five in the caution-free race.

In the 30-lap Grand National A main, J.J. Pagel of Mount Calvary grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag from the pole with second starter Jeff Muehlbauer of Elkhart Lake and third starter Dick Hed of Plymouth in hot pursuit.

Muehlbauer worked the high line over the next seventh laps as Pagel and Muehlbauer mounted a spirited side-by-side duel for six straight circuits. On lap 13, Luke Scholten of Oostburg pulled in to join Pagel, Muehlbauer and Hed in a four-way battle for the lead.

On lap 15, the first of two caution flags appeared when an infield tire was pushed onto the track in turn three. On the restart, sixth starter and current point leader Tyler Kulow of Plymouth moved in to challenge for second as Muelbauer, Hed and Kulow went three-wide in turn four on lap 16.

Kulow emerged in second while Scholten worked past Hed to claim third on lap 17 as positions were swapped at a lightning pace. Once again, Muehlbauer ventured up to the high groove to pressure Pagel for the top spot as the laps wound down and the two drivers again waged a side-by-side battle for the victory.

With one lap remaining, the second caution appeared when Kevin Juech of Plymouth spun in turn four to set up a green-white-checkered flag finish. Pagel got a big jump on the restart to pull away as Hed made a daring move in turn three on lap 29 to move from fifth to third.

Pagel held on to earn his first career PDTR Grand National A-main victory. Muehlbauer took second, Hed was third, Scholten placed fourth and Kulow completed the top five.

Jesse Cullen of Chilton led the opening circuit of the 30-lap B Mod A main from the pole. Cullen maintained a solid lead over second-starter Mark Hoeppner of Rubicon before sixth starter Tim Warner of Fond du Lac passed Hoeppner for second on lap 9. The first of sixth caution flags appeared on lap 10 for debris.

On the restart, Cullen continued to lead with Warner in tow, while Jeff Steenbergen, who started ninth, worked his way into third on lap 12. After another caution flag for a spin on lap 14, Steenbergen moved into second with a low move on Warner on lap 16. Three laps later, Cullen spun in turn four to bring out the third caution flag. With Cullen relegated to the rear of the field for bringing out the caution, Steenbergen assumed the top spot on the restart.

Following the fourth caution period for a spin, seventh starter Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls darted past Warner into second as Steenbergen built up a big advantage. After a caution on lap 27 for infield tires on the track in turn four, Warner and rookie Brian Wieland of Elkhart Lake, who started third, waged a duel for second with Wieland getting the best of Warner on lap 28.

After the sixth and final caution flag on lap 28, Steenbergen again flexed his muscle on the restart to earn his third career PDTR B Mod A-main victory. Wieland finished a career-best second, Glander placed third, 11th starter Brandon Knepprath of Kewaskum finished fourth and Randy Theys, who started 18th, completed the top five.

Danny Schlafer of Sussex won the first PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main and Doug Wondra of Lomira captured the second PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main. Justin Bauer of Sheboygan Falls was victorious in the B Mod B main.

The Remembering Randy Tracy Mid-Season Championship program, which was sponsored by Cupcake Wonders of Sheboygan Falls, drew a total of 90 cars, including 36 Sprint Cars, 25 B Mods, 15 Late Models and 14 Grand Nationals.

PDTR Saturday night racing will resume on Saturday, July 20 with autograph night presented by Hopf Farms highlighting the evening with checkered flags distributed at the gate to all children. Hot laps will begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to start at 6 p.m.

RICHARD’S OF DUNBAR 360 SPRINT CAR
Date of Race: July 13, 2019
HEAT 1
1, Nich Melis 2, Paul Pokorski 3, Brandon McMullen 4, Kevin Karnitz 5, Mike Yurmanovich 6, Josh Teunissen 7, Tyler Brabant 8, Chris Clayton, 9, Chris Larson.
HEAT 2
1, Adam Miller 2, Jim Melis 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Danny Schlafer 5, Anthony Knierim 6, Scott Conger 7, Tyler Nelson 8, Blake Wondra 9, Preston Ruh.
HEAT 3
1, Will Gerrits 2, Travis Arenz 3, Kurt Davis 4, Shane Wenninger 5, Bill Taylor 6, Brandon Berth 7, Tim Haddy 8, Bryce Schmitt 9, Tyler Tischendorf.
HEAT 4
1, Tony Wondra 2, Josh Walter 3, Justin Miller 4, Justin Erickson 5, Tyler Davis 6, Lance Fassbender 7, Doug Wondra 8, Al Schlafer 9, Jack Vanderboom.
B MAIN 1
1, Danny Schafer 2, Lance Fassbender 3, Justin Erickson 4, Chris Clayton 5, Brandon Berth 6, Mike Yurmanovich 7, Blake Wondra 8, Tim Haddy 9, Bryce Schmitt 10, Tyler Nelson.
B MAIN 2
1, Doug Wondra 2, Tyler Davis 3, Tyler Brabant 4, Al Schlafer 5, Preston Ruh 6, Jack Vanderboom 7, Josh Teunissen 8, Chris Larson 9, Scott Conger 10, Tyler Tischendorf.
A MAIN
1, Josh Walter 2, Travis Arenz 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Will Gerrits 5, Kurt Davis 6, Adam Miller 7, Danny Schlafer 8, Brandon McMullen 9, Justin Miller 10, Jim Melis 11, Nich Melis 12, Kevin Karnitz 13, Doug Wondra 14, Tony Wondra 15, Lance Fassbender 16, Justin Erickson 17, Tyler Brabant 18, Bill Taylor 19, Anthony Knierim 20, Tyler Davis 21, Paul Pokorski 22, Shane Wenninger.

 

 

Cottle claims big payday at ‘Putnamville Clash’ - Walters, Boller and Pollock earn feature victories

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE — The 32nd edition of the “Putnamville Clash” for sprint cars might have been delayed for a couple of months after rain claimed the original May 4 date. However, Shane Cottle topped the field in dominant fashion Saturday night to pick up a $3,200 payday. James Walters was able to make a late race pass of Tim Prince to pick up his first UMP Modified feature win of the season at Lincoln Park Speedway. Andrew Pollock was all smiles in victory lane after he pulled away to win his first career bomber feature. However, Josh Boller picked up his 10th UMP Super Stock win of the season. When the sprint car field lined up for the 30-lap main event, Cottle started on the inside of row two behind Joe Stornetta Jr. and Matt Moore as Friday’s Paragon Speedway winner, Jordan Kinser, started on the outside of row two. From the opening green flag, Cottle proved he was going to be a force as he rocketed into the lead and quickly opened up a gap ahead of Moore and Stornetta through the first five circuits. Cottle, aptly nicknamed “The Throttle”, lived up to that moniker by blasting to a straightaway advantage by lap 10. Behind him, the battle was for second-place as Kinser assumed the second spot with Moore attempting to hold off the advances of Brent Beauchamp, Moore and Koby Barksdale. By lap 13, Cottle was masterfully maneuvering through lapped traffic with surgical precision. Thomas Meseraull had joined the fray after starting 12th. Kinser held down the second spot ahead of Moore, Beauchamp, Barksdale and Meseraull running sixth. With 25 laps down, Cottle had lapped his way deep into the field and Meseraull was wheel-to-wheel with Kinser for the second spot ahead of Beauchamp. Cottle continued on his way to claim the feature win in an event that went green to checkered flag without a caution. Kinser held down the second spot with Meseraull, Beauchamp and Barksdale rounding out the top-five. The UMP Modified feature turned into a three-way battle throughout most of the 20-lap A-main as Walters took the early lead and built a small lead over Prince, who rocketed forward after starting ninth as Derek Groomer and Michael Fish fought for third ahead of Scott Crouch and Sydney Landes. By lap nine, the lead pack was getting into lapped traffic and Walters got caught behind a slower car as Prince made a pass for the top spot on lap 13. However, a caution flag re-set the field back to the prior lap as Walters briefly re-assumed the lead. On the re-start however, Prince once again got to the point as Groomer and Walters raced door-to-door for several laps before a mechanical failure caused Groomer to pull to the infield. When the field took the green flag, Walters got an opening as Prince slowed momentarily with two laps to go. Walters made the most of the opportunity and took back the top spot and the checkered flag ahead of Prince, Ian Keller, Landes and Jay Humphrey Jr. Boller had his work cut out for him in the UMP Super Stock feature after starting back in the sixth spot as pole sitter Bryce Shidler lead the first half of the race. Shidler was still out front with seven laps remaining before Boller made the winning pass as a caution flew with six laps left in the 20-lap feature. Travis Heramb ran third ahead of Larry Raines and Paul Wright. When the field took the green once again, Boller powered away to claim the win as Shidler held down the second spot ahead of Raines, Heramb and Chris Bennett. In the bomber class, Pollock has long been looking for his first feature victory and Saturday night he took advantage of a front row starting spot to stay out front and get the win. Justin and Josh Litton battled for the second spot for much of the feature before Jordan Almanza got past Matthew Cooley to chase down the leaders. Pollock had opened up a solid lead with five laps remaining as Josh Litton jumped the cushion and lost several positions. Almanza pulled past Justin Litton for the second spot as Jeff Allen would eventually take down the fourth spot ahead of Josh Litton.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature “Putnamville Clash” 1. 2E-Shane Cottle, [3]; 2. 70-Jordan Kinser, [4]; 3. 00-Thomas Meseraull, [12]; 4. 34-Brent Beauchamp, [10]; 5. 22-Koby Barksdale, [5]; 6. 24P-Shane Cockrum, [8]; 7. 21K-Matt Moore, [2]; 8. 4J-AJ Hopkins, [17]; 9. 17C-Dave Darland, [14]; 10. 6-Mario Clouser, [20]; 11. 14-Jadon Rogers, [19]; 12. 77S-Travis Berryhill, [6]; 13. 34C-Sterling Cling, [9]; 14. 56-Mitchell Davis, [16]; 15. 24-Nate McMillin, [18]; 16. 24V-Brian VanMeveren, [7]; 17. 5-Jesse Vermillion, [11]; 18. 99-Alec Sipes, [13]; 19. 44-David Hair, [15]; 20. 04-Joe Stornetta Jr, [1]

 

 

Sean Becker, Ryan McDaniel, Dan Jinkerson and Shawn Jones pick up Tribute to Al Hinds victories Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 13, 2019…An exciting night of grass roots dirt track racing at the Tribute to Al Hinds on Saturday culminated with Roseville’s Sean Becker scoring his 25th career Winged 360 Sprint Car victory at the Placerville Speedway. His entertaining triumph aboard the Dan Monhoff owned M&M Structures No. 88N machine moved the decorated driver into a tie for fourth all-time in Winged 360 wins at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds facility.

Solid racing was seen throughout the night in all four divisions, as we honored the late promoter who helped mold the quarter-mile into one of the premier venues in Northern California. Also claiming wins during the 16th annual Tribute to Al Hinds were Ryan McDaniel with the Ltd. Late Models, Dan Jinkerson with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and Shawn Jones with the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. A total of 70 cars filled the pit area during point race number 10 on Saturday.

The 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 feature got off to a rocky start as the red flag came out for Cole Macedo and Blake Carrick, who got upside down in between turns three and four. Point leader Andy Forsberg was also involved in the melee and went to the work area, before restarting from the rear. Forsberg’s nearest rival in the standings Kalib Henry started from the pole in the main event and looked to get the jump when the green came back out, but third starting Tony Gualda had other ideas.

Gualda, who had spent the week competing at Northwest Speedweek, sliced to the inside of Henry and snagged the early lead of the race. The action was fast and furious after a bit of track prep prior the feature, which gave drivers multiple lines to use. Race fans were ultimately treated to several non-stop laps of exciting competition on the red clay bullring. Sean Becker had found the high side to his liking and rocketed into second, before hounding the rear bumper of Gualda’s machine. With lapped traffic in play drivers raced high and low navigating through the slower cars.

On lap 11 the hard charging Becker blasted into the lead, before the caution waved on lap 17 to let everyone catch their breath. When going back green it became the Becker and Shane Golobic show, as the duo raced close together and kept fans on the edge of their seats. While Becker remained upstairs beating down the cushion, Golobic ran the patient low line in his bid to take over the point. With just a couple laps left Golobic finally got the run he needed and inched of Becker to grab the top spot. Just after that however the yellow waved for a stalled car in turn two.

The caution flag saved Becker’s lead and he would go on to lead the final two circuits for his second Placerville Speedway victory of the season. By earning his 25th career Winged 360 triumph at the track it tied him with CJ Humphreys and Roger Crockett for fourth on the all-time win list. Golobic’s valiant run ended in the second spot, with Gualda, 15th starting Andy Gregg and Henry rounding out the top-five. Gregg should be commended for an exciting run in the feature, as he earned the Hard Charger Award in just his third start of the season.

Filling out the remainder of the top-10 were Bobby McMahan, Jimmy Trulli, Shane Hopkins, Andy Forsberg and Bubba Decaires. Four heat races were held during the night and were picked off by Cole Macedo, Kalib Henry, Andy Forsberg and Blake Carrick. Tony Gualda began the night by setting his fifth ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time of the season. His lap of 10.913 topped the solid 26 car field that signed into the pit area.

Ryan McDaniel returned to action with the Ltd. Late Models on Saturday and proceeded to dominate the 20-lap feature for his second win of the 2019 season. Tyler Lightfoot and Wayne Trimble shared the front row in the eighth main event of the season for the Late Models. McDaniel started outside row two and wasted no time taking over the top spot. Despite McDaniel having his way out front the racing behind him remained entertaining for much of the contest with cars running high and low on both ends of the speedway.

Later on the groove began to move lower on the track and McDaniel raced off to take the checkered flag, earning his all-time leading 34th career Ltd. Late Model win at Placerville Speedway. Wayne Trimble brought home a season best finish in second, followed by Dan Brown Jr., Matt Davis and Paul Gugliamoni in the top-five. Matt Davis claimed the lone heat race during the night.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks once again put on an exciting display of racing in their main event. Dan Jinkerson has been the dominant force in the division and he showed that once again by racing to his fifth victory of the season after starting from row four. The crowd certainly got their monies worth in the 20-lapper as side-by-side racing was prevalent throughout the entire race. Nick Baldwin and Scott Grunert shared the front row and had several entertaining battles during the feature.

At one point in the race the top-five cars on the speedway were pack racing like it was Talladega, just on a smaller scale. Dan Jinkerson raced hard with his brother Kevin for several laps as well, before he was able to slice through the traffic to take over the lead. Baldwin gave it one last run to try and track down the leader, but Dan Jinkerson crossed under the Ron Stahl checkered flag to claim his 26th career Placerville Speedway victory, tying him for fourth all-time with Kent Kilroy.

Baldwin, Kevin Jinkerson, Jason Palmer and Grunert rounded out the top-five in the A-main. The two heat races contested were captured by Jason Palmer and John Ewing. Saturday’s Tribute to Al Hinds marked the 10th point race of the season for the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks.

The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association feature continued the trend for the night with an exhilarating 20-lapper, which ended in a final lap battle between brother in laws’ Shawn Jones and Ryan Winter. The main event started out with brothers Josh Wiesz and Ben Wiesz leading the field down to green. Early on perennial favorite Ryan Winter came to a stop to bring out a caution, forcing him to the rear. Despite several stoppages, including a red flag at one point, the racing remained thrilling in-between.

Winter charged through the field with authority and was already back to the top-five in no time at all. Eleventh starting Shawn Jones had found a nice groove upstairs and as the race wound down looked to battle it out with Winter, who had taken over the lead just past the halfway point. With Winter running down low Jones navigated the famed Placerville cushion and when the white flag waved the pair pulled even.

Going into the final set of corners Jones got the run he needed and shot past Winter to claim his all-time leading 19th career Placerville Speedway Dwarf Car win. Winter, Ben Wiesz, Tim Fitzpatrick and Mike Grenert completed the top-five. Rounding out the top-10 were Colby Wiesz, Mike Reeder, Ryan Plexico, Kevin Bender and Sam Wren. Three heat races were held on Saturday and went to Winter, Jones and Shawn Whitney. As always, the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association brought a stout field to the speedway with 24 cars strong on hand.

Racing action returns to Placerville Speedway next Saturday July 20th with the 11th championship point race of the season. Divisions competing will include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, BCRA Midget Lites and Vintage Hard Tops.

 

 

Davie Franek Keeps It Rolling, Scores Win No. Four In 2019 At Woodhull

(Woodhull, NY) Davie Franek has certainly been the guy to beat in the northeast and he proved it once again at Woodhull Raceway this past Saturday night, but it was not easy having to hold off a very fast Jared Zimbardi.

“The fastest car definitely didn’t win tonight; we really weren’t that good” Franek commented in victory lane. “Starting position was key tonight, I was fortunate enough to find a little bit of moisture there on the bottom and I heard Jared (Zimbardi) there on the top so I tried to make the car as wide as I could to hold him off, we are happy to be standing here again.”

Franek lost the lead to Kyle Drum in his heat race but was still able to make it into the redraw and pull the No. 2 t-shirt. He would start alongside PST veteran, Steve Glover.

The field would charge into the first set of corners with third starter Jared Zimbardi wasting no time getting into the runner up position. It took several laps for Zimbardi to find a comfortable racing line before he was able to start tracking down Franek.

By lap 16 or so, Franek began to pull away from Zimbardi and had no issue getting by lap traffic. Then on lap 19, Eric Kurtz would spin in the middle of turn two bringing out the yellow flag.

On the restart, Franek went low and Zimbardi went high picking up a ton of momentum as they raced down the long back stretch. Zimbardi’s final opportunity came on lap 23 when he was sailing the top side, but when he drove into one and two, he lost a little control of the car which allowed Franek to pull away from him again. Franek would hold on to take the win with Zimbardi finishing second and Jordan Thomas continues to improve at Woodhull finishing third.

For Franek, this was his fourth win with the Patriots in 2019 and his ninth career under the PST sanction. Franek will visit another two new tracks next weekend when the tour heads to Brockville and Cornwall for their lone appearances in 2019.

“There is no right or wrong in this racing deal” Franek continued to talk about in victory lane. “Whatever the car is doing, you just try to fix it and do the best you can. Sometimes you guess right, sometimes you guess wrong”

For Zimbardi, although not coming away with the win, he was very happy to take home a runner up spot at a track he has typically struggled at.

“There is really good berm here in the corners” he admitted. “It takes a lot of discipline and endurance to bang the cushion for 20 laps in a row and not screw up. Davie is a smart racer; he knew he had to make his car as wide as he can, and you would have to pound the cushion to get by him.”

Unlike Franek, Zimbardi has a lot of success at Brockville, Cornwall, and Ohsweken which makes him very excited to return to these racetracks come next weekend.

“Tonight, is going to give us some momentum for the next three tracks I really like, I have a lot of experience at and hopefully we can get some wins.”

Also finishing on the podium was Jordan Thomas who had a contested battle with Kyle Drum and Joe Trenca throughout the entire race.

“It feels really good coming out of here with a podium” Thomas said. “We kind of just came into tonight and get what we could and move onto next weekend.”

Patriot Sprint Tour Competitors will be racing for a lot of money next weekend as they will spend four consecutive nights in Canada beginning at the Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday, July 20 and the Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 21. Both those shows will pay $3,500 (USD) to win. Then on Monday July 22, and Tuesday July 23, the tour will venture to Southern Ontario to the Ohsweken Speedway for the Canadian Summer Nationals, both of those shows will pay $5,000 to win and $400 to start.

For complete information on next weekend the rest of the 2019 season, please be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com, you Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook, and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Quick Results

A-Main: 1) 28f-Davie Franek (4) 2) 35-Jared Zimbardi 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 47-Kyle Drum 5) 98-Joe Trenca 6) 22r-Mike Koehler 7) 121-Steve Glover 8) 99-John Trenca 9) 67-Pete Richardson 10) 17z-Josh Azzi 11) 38-Brad Knab 12) 99K-Dan Kuhn 13) 86- Jeremy Barnard 14)74-Eric Kurtz 15) 16L-Roger Levesque

Heat 1) 1) 47-Kyle Drum 2) 28F-Davie Franek 3)22r-Mike Koehler 4) 121-Steve Glover 5) 67-Pete Richardson 6) 17z-Josh Azzi 7) 86-Jeremy Barnard 8) 74-Eric Kurtz

Heat 2) 1) 38-Brad Knab 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 98-Joe Trenca 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 99-John Trenca 6) 16L-Roger Levesque

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Four Laps of Fame Dash 1) 67-Pete Richardson 2) 99-John Trenca 3) 17z-Josh Azzi 4) 74-Eric Kurtz 5) 16L-Roger Levesque 6) 86-Jeremy Barnard

Patriot Sprint Tour Point Standings: 1) 28F-Davie Franek (874) 2) 98-Joe Trenca (825) 3) 79-Jordan Thomas (813) 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi 5) 47-Kyle Drum (666) 6) 67-Pete Richardson (609) 7)17z-Josh Azzi (600) 8)16L-Roger Levesque (557) 9) 22-Jonathan Preston 10) 22r-Mike Koehler

 

 

Mitchell Faccinto Wins Third Race Of The Week In Round #5 At Cottage Grove; Faccinto 2019 Speedweek Northwest Champion

By Ben Deatherage

 Cottage Grove, Oregon- All roads of Speedweek Northwest converged once again to Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, July 13th for one final time. The historic -mile clay oval hosted the fifth and culminating round of the 2019 calendar for the series. Is the third race to take place at the CGS during the week. Twenty-six cars were in attendance with teams traveling from all over Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Oklahoma as well as British Columbia in Canada.

The main event was a thriller as Colby Copeland was without a doubt a man on a mission. Despite heavy lapped traffic and several stoppages, the Rocklin, California chauffeur, driving for car owners Jim & Annette Van Lare, scorched the field for much of the race. Unfortunately, coming to accept the white flag his right rear tire started to lose a significant amount of tire pressure. That would result in the flatting of the rubbery object and losing a great multitude of speed.

Like the proverbial hungry pack of wolves chasing down their prey, a number of challengers came calling to take over the lead. Somehow Mitchell Faccinto won the dogfight on the final circuit and went on to win his third race of Speedweek Northwest 2019. The Hanford, Californi gasser had never won at Cottage Grove prior to the night and also recorded his fourth career series win. In victory lane, it was officially announced that Faccinto, and his car owner Stan Greenberg, were the 2019 series champions. That made Mitchell the fifteenth different champion in twenty-two years and the eighth different title winner from the state of California.

Seth Bergman, originally from Washington but now calling Owasso, Oklahoma home, ended his evening second while Paradise, California driver Kyle Hirst was third. The balance of the top five consisted of Colton Heath, from Marysville, Washington driving for car owners Kelly Welch and Alan Larson, in fourth and fifth finishing Justin Sanders of Aromas, California. Dirt Monthly Magazine/Hoseheads columnist Gary Costa put up $100.00 to the driver that passed the most cars in the main. John Clark, from Windsor, California, managed to pick up the Hard Charger Award by passing twelve cars after starting in twentieth and finishing the evening in the eighth-place position.

Burlington, Washington’s Greg Hamilton did phenomenal in time trials and picked up fast time of the night. Heat races were won by Harrisburg teenager Tyler Thompson, Jake Haulot from Cotati, California, Arlington, Washington traveler Chris Bullock, and Kyle Hirst. Greg Hamilton was victorious in the trophy dash to earn his front row inside starting position in the feature. Garen Linder, of Central Point driving for car owners Randy and Debbie Nunes, finished in first place in the consolation feature.

On behalf of the Western Sprint Tour, we would like to thank all the officials, drivers, crews, and most of the fans for making this year such a memorable Speedweek. We all are looking forward to 2020 already. For the latest news and information be sure and either visit the Western Sprint Tour Facebook page or the series website at http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com/western-sprint-tour .

2019 Speedweek Northwest Schedule Monday, July 8th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California (Mitchell Faccinto) Tuesday, July 9th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon (Rained Out) Wednesday, July 10th- Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Justin Sanders) Thursday, July 11th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (Mitchell Faccinto) Friday, July 12th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Kyle Hirst) Saturday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Mitchell Faccinto)

Race Results Speedweek Northwest Round #5 Saturday, July 13th, 2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Quick Time: Greg Hamilton Heat Race Winners: Tyler Thompson (1), Jake Haulot (2), Chris Bullock (3), Kyle Hirst (4) Trophy Dash Winner: Greg Hamilton B-Feature: 1. Garen Linder; 2. Jake Wheeler; 3. Ryan Robinson; 4. John Clark; 5. Matt Hein; 6. Don Waddell; 7. Nate Schank; 8. John Stuart; DNS J.J. Hickle; DNS Raquel Ivie A-Feature: 1. Mitchell Faccinto; 2. Seth Bergman; 3. Kyle Hirst; 4. Colton Heath; 5. Justin Sanders; 6. Greg Hamilton; 7. Tyler Thompson; 8. John Clark; 9. Garen Linder; 10. Colby Copeland; 11. Emily Williams; 12. Matt Hein; 13. Jake Wheeler; 14. Tanner Holmes; 15. Devon Borden; 16. Justyn Cox; 17. Chris Bullock; 18. Kyle Miller; 19. Ryan Robinson; 20. Jake Haulot; 21. Tyler Dreiver; 22. Don Waddell

 

 

Walp scores at Trail-Way

John Walp became the PA Sprint Series’ third multiple feature winner of 2019 Friday night with a wire-to-wire victory in the 25-lap feature at Trail-Way Speedway.

The PASS/IMCA sprint tour continues the weekend’s action with racing Saturday night at Path Valley Speedway, where the Wingless Super Sportsman cars, 270 and 600cc micro sprints, 4-cylinder thunder cars and 4-cylinder strictly stocks also are on the schedule.

The 20-year-old Wapwallopen racer, PASS/IMCA’s 2017 rookie-of-the-year, took full advantage of a single-file start – following three unsuccessful start attempts the traditional, double-file way – held off a determined charge by Tom Carberry and put his GMS Piling Products/La Napoli II Pizza/Dotzel Trucking #5 in victory lane for the second time this year.

Jake Frye (Shope’s Landscape Maintenance/McCarthy Tire & Auto/RS Mechanical Services #56) closed the gap on Walp over the last five laps of the race but settled for second, the second runner-up finish in the last three races for the Lewisberry high school student.

Dylan Shatzer (Hagerstown, Md.; Harshman Racing Engines/Kline’s Auto Body/D&D Auto Recycling #75) finished third, making a successful return to competition following a highway accident earlier this year – and giving the top three positions to drivers under age 21.

Jaremi Hanson (Dillsburg; Harrisburg Heat/Blazer’s Body Shop #36) finished fourth, and Tom Carberry (Hopewell, N.J.; RAS Processing Equipment #1) was fifth.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Larry McVey (Bordentown, N.J. #83), Zach Newlin (Millerstown; Smith Concrete & Construction/Heather Sims Realtor/Newport VFW #11Z), Tyler Reinhardt (Elmer, N.J.; Absolute Air Heating & Cooling/Safeguard Property Solutions/Hurst Motorsports #4), Dave Grube II (York Haven; Spearhead Rentals/MAN Contracting/Chiropractic Athletic #3D) and Doug Dodson (Middletown; PowerMist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20).

Starting the race proved difficult, with three efforts ending in caution before half a lap had been completed. On the second attempt, five cars piled up in the first turn, with Keith Prutzman (Hamburg; Buck Rubs Gentlemen’s Club/McKeansburg Bar & Restaurant #28) tipping over. No drivers were injured, but Prutzman and Devin Adams (Lebanon; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99A) were done for the night.

Walp and Carberry had started ferocious battles for the lead on each start attempt, but when the fourth try went single-file, Walp was able to grab the top spot. Carberry battled and battled on the outside, pulling alongside Walp several times but unable to make the pass. On lap 20, the New Jersey driver’s extra effort put his car sideways and almost stopped in the second turn, and while he miraculously recovered and only lost three positions, his challenge for the win was over.

Walp and Reinhardt (making his first start of the year after an engine rebuild) claimed heat race wins for the 16-car field. Newlin moved from 14th starting spot to finish seventh, tops among the night’s hard chargers in a race that, after its difficulties starting, went non-stop to the finish.

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, July 13, 2019)--Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND finally scored a NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws (WO) Sprint Badger 40 victory at historic Wilmot Raceway Saturday, July 13. Schatz lead every official lap before the full house crowd to finally score a victory at Wisconsin's original home of sprint car racing.
David Gravel of Watertown, CT, a 3-time Wilmot WO winner, came across second. Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA finished on the podium for the third consecutive year, with each time being third.
Schatz could not hold back the emotion any longer. With his arms raised and cheeks pushed up by a grin, Schatz yelled with a childlike giggle “Hell yeah, I won at Wilmot! That’s off the books.”
The 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion and now 287-time Series winner claimed his first victory at Wilmot Raceway, his fourth win of the season.
"The older you get, you probably put more of a fine-tooth comb on places you haven’t won at and this was one of them,” Schatz said.
Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team unloaded with the finest comb they could build. Schatz set the pace in Hot Laps and then Qualified second behind Series points leader Brad Sweet.
In his Drydene Heat race, Schatz won by 1.4 seconds. He backed that performance up by winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash with a 2.7 second lead at the finish.
Dominating the night was not enough to convince Schatz he would excel in the Feature, though. He admitted he didn’t know what to expect from the 1/3-mile track, anticipating lap times to drop during the Feature.
On the initial start, outside polesitter Daryn Pittman made a charge at Schatz for the lead. He kept pace with the reigning champion down the back stretch and dove underneath him in turn three. The two entered turn four side-by-side – the closest anyone came all night to passing Schatz. But the Fargo, N.D.-native had the better run off the corner and cleared Pittman down the front stretch.
For the remaining 39 laps, the only time drivers got close enough to see the bumper of Schatz’s Toco Warranty No. 15 car was during a caution on Lap 13 for a car going off track in turn two. After that, Schatz spent his night methodically navigating lap traffic.
However, Friday night’s Feature winner at Hartford Speedway, David Gravel, was not going to let Schatz cruised to the victory. Gravel, Sweet and Pittman traded positions in the top-four all night. After battling side-by-side for several laps, having to be gentle on the throttle through the tight slick corners, Sweet eventually passed Pittman for second on Lap 16. Gravel did the same a lap later, moving past the Roth Motorsports No. 83 car for third.
With 10 laps to go, Gravel finally put together a strong enough lap to work his way by Sweet and try to track down Schatz.
At that point there was about a two second gap between Schatz and second-place. Gravel slowly closed it lap by lap. Every lap car that halted Schatz’s momentum was a few more tenths of a second gained by Gravel.
By the time the white flag came out, Gravel had made up close to a second on Schatz. It wasn’t enough, though. He ran out of time.
“I couldn’t get by Daryn very quick and then couldn’t get by Brad,” Gravel said. “Then it was just a little too late to make a charge a Donny.”
Gravel and his Jason Johnson Racing team were happy with the run, though, leaving the weekend with a win at Hartford Speedway in Michigan on Friday, July 12 and runner-up finish at Wilmot.
By taking the win Schatz finally broke his winless streak he’s had since the end of May when he won at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
“I’m sure somebody was coming there at the end,” Schatz said. “I was kind of hanging. We could get through a few lap cars, but then when I had to move around in (turns) one and two I wasn’t as good. But glad to get a win. It’s been a while. Always feels good to get the win, especially here in Wisconsin.”
Schatz’s win put a small dent in Sweet’s point lead over him – he’s now 38 points behind the Kasey Kahne Racing driver.
Sweet still leads the Series as the winningest driver with nine wins, so far. Schatz’s fourth victory of the year ties him with Gravel as the third winningest driver, behind Logan Schuchart, who has five wins.
For the past four years, Schatz has had double digit wins at this point in the season. He’s also amassed 20 or more wins in a year since 2013. After winning at Wilmot, he acknowledged the level of competition in the World of Outlaws right now makes those statistics hard to live up to.
“I don’t know how many guys there are capable of winning 20 races in a year,” Schatz said. “There’s some. But it’s hard to live up to them standards and there’s a lot of fast race cars out here right now. The parity in this sport is pretty crazy and to keep up with it is even more so.”
That hasn’t stopped he and his team from striving to do so, though. They continue to make changes and try new things with the car, he said.
At the moment, they’ve found a feel Schatz likes. He’s now eager to carry his winning momentum into the upcoming weeks of prestigious and big paying races. And with another grin and a chuckle, Schatz said he’s even looking forward to going to Tri-State Speedway in October – another track he hasn’t one at.
UP NEXT:
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Tuesday, July 16 will venture to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic. Get tickets and more information.
As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.
Zach Raidart of Antioch, IL chalked up his third 20-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint feature at Wilmot this season. "Taters(Allen Hafford) was tough to get around," said Raidart. "It was fun racing him. I hope the fans enjoyed it as much as I did."
Raidart overtook early race leader Allen Hafford of Beach Park, IL at the midway point. Raidart was followed at the finish by Derek Crane of Waukegan, IL second. Hafford third. Tim Cox of Park City, IL fourth and Trevor's Chris Dodd fifth.
Kenosha's Mike Neau won his second 20-lap Interstate Racing Assn. (IRA) Lightning Sprints at Wilmot this season. "I owe it all to my dad (Larry Neau)," said an emotional Neau after a bear hug of the elder Neau in victory lane. "Thanks to all of the fans and everyone."
Racine's Derek Fortier jumped in front from the pole starting spot. At the halfway point, Neau took over the lead going on to the win. C.J. Maleug of Johnsburg, IL ended up runner-up after starting eighth. Slinger's Jeff Schmidt was third. Fortier fourth. Ron Brannam of Barrington, IL fifth.
Next up for Wilmot Raceway is Family and Military Appreciation Night highlighted by the Street Stock Dennis Carlton Tribute presented by Don's Garage of Trevor Saturday, July 20. AutoMeter WingLess Sprints, Modifieds, Lightning Sprints and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars join the Street Stocks on the program.
Active Military and Veterans presented IDs at the ticket office will be admitted free to the grandstands as guests of Wilmot Raceway and Kenosha County Fair. Grandstand admission is $15.00 for everyone ages 12 and over, while ages 11 and under will be admitted free. CK Contractors of Bristol is providing complimentary checkered flags for the youngsters. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are providing complimentary pins for veterans and active military.
Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with Meet The Driver from 5:00-5:30 p.m., followed by on track activity getting underway at 5:45 with racing to follow. Wilmot Raceway is located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds. For updates phone the track side race line 262-862-2090, check the official web site wilmotraceway.com or the Raceway Facebook page.


SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019:
NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND [1][$10,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel, Watertown, CT [4][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA [3][$3,200]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK [2][$2,800]; 5. 7S-Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA [5][$2,500]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA [9][$2,300]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH [7][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA [14][$2,100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia [6][$2,050]; 10. 19-Brent Marks, Meyerstown, PA [13][$2,000]; 11. 9-James McFadden, Warmambool, VIC [8][$1,500]; 12. 5-Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK [11][$1,200]; 13. 17B-Bill Balog, Hartland, WI [12][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN [17][$1,050]; 15. 7-Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN [10][$1,000]; 16. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN [16][$900]; 17. 68-Dave Uttech, Kenosha, WI [18][$800]; 18. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI [19][$800]; 19. 19T-Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie, WI [21][$800]; 20. 43-Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL [20][$800]; 21. 23-Russel Borland, Kewaskum, WI [15][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA[22][$800]; 23. 17BX-Jordan Paulsen, Trevor, WI [23][$800]; Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+6]
Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.563 seconds; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.587; 3. 41-David Gravel, 12.595; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.602; 5. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 12.604; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.637; 7. 7-Jason Sides, 12.671; 8. 9-James McFadden, 12.746; 9. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.75; 10. 19-Brent Marks, 12.791; 11. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.817; 12. 23-Russel Borland, 12.824; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.827; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.827; 15. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.844; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.861; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.982; 18. 68-Dave Uttech, 12.982; 19. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer, 13.131; 20. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 13.49; 21. 19T-Todd Daun, 13.491; 22. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 14.626; 23. 17BX-Jordan Paulsen, NT
DRYDENE 10-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Sweet; Schatz; Gravel.
DIRT VISION 8-LAP DASH: Schatz.
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 2. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 3. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 4. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 5. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 6. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 7. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 8. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 9. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 10. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 11. Rusty Egan, Burlington; 12. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 13. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 14. George Gaertner, Salem; 15. Charles Spoonmore, Somonauk, IL; 16. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 17. Natalie Klemko, Bristol; 18. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 19. Tommy Colburn, New Berlin; 20. Paul Shaffer, Milwaukee; 21. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 22. James Wehrman, Kansasville; 23. Tom Eller, Zion, IL; 24. James Walldan, Kenosha.
10-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Gaertner; 2. Colburn; 3. Eller; 4. Wehrman; 5. William Huck, Mukwonago; 6. Greg Alt, Delavan; 7. Scott Uttech, New Berlin; 8. Zach Hansen, New Berlin.
10-LAP QUALIFIER WINNERS: Spitz; Paulsen.
IRA LIGHTNING SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Mike Neau, Kenosha; 2. C.J. Maleug, Johnsburg, IL; 3. Jeff Schmidt, Slinger; 4. Derek Fortier, Racine; 5. Ron Brannam, Barrington, IL; 6. John Smith, St. Charles, IL; 7. Mark Heinert, Waukesha; 8. Josh Rehberg, Franklin; 9. Kevin Frederiksen, Hales Corners; 10. Shawn McGill, Johnsburg; 11. Michael Ungar, Milwaukee; 12. Jeremy Douglas, McFarland; 13. Tim Brannam, Holiday Hills, IL; 14. Bob Jeziorski, Milwaukee; 15. Jonathan Smith, Spring Grove; 16. Kevin Douglas, Sun Prairie; 17. Max Brannam, Holiday Hills; 18. Nick Sheridan, Fox Lake, IL; 19. Tim Christensen, Winthrop Harbor; 20. Ion Stear, Hebron, IL; 21. John Kirk, Johsburg(Did Not Start).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Heinert; Stear.
FAST QUALIFIER: Maleug(:15.029 seconds).
Submitted By Michael H. Babicz & Nick Graziano

 

 

DANNY MUMAW & WES STALEY RETURN TO WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY’S VICTORY LANE; 2 MORE CHECKERED FLAGS FOR DOUG DROWN; SHAYNE MEADOWS MASTERS MOD LITE WIN

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, July 13, 2019

By Mike Swanger

A racing night with no rain have been few and far between this season at Wayne County Speedway and Saturday night was one of those nights with no rain on Malcuit Tavern night as the 8th night of the season went into the record books. Danny Mumaw and Wes Staley both won on opening night back on April 13 and both would pick up their second wins of the season while Doug Drown would win two more features to up his total at WCS to eight this season. Shayne Meadows lead all the way for the win in the first Mod Lite feature of the season.

Right after the green flag waved for the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint feature, Clay Riney and Bill Ault would spin in turn one to negate the start of the feature. On the second try, points leader Dean Jacobs would jump into the lead from his 4th starting spot with pole sitter Chris Myers and Wooster’s Danny Mumaw in tow. The action would come to a stop before the second lap could be recorded as Mitch Harble tumbled in turn one. With the green lights back on, Jacobs would ease away from Chris Myers as Mumaw would pressure him for second and take that spot on lap seven. The red flag would wave on lap ten as Henry Malcuit would flip coming out of turn two, ending his night. On the restart, Mumaw would look for an opening to get by Jacobs for the lead and coming out of turn two on lap 12, found the opening on the inside of Jacobs and powered past for the lead. Trey Jacobs would move past Chris Myers on the next circuit for third as T J Michael would take over 4th on the next lap. Laps 15 and 16 would see the caution flag fly, first for a Clay Riney spin in turn four and then for a slowing Bill Ault in turn three. It would be all green to the checkered flag as Mumaw and his ABR Farms, Finishline Auto Body and Hot Rod Trailers #16 would pull away for the win as Dean Jacobs held on to second with Trey Jacobs keeping 10th starting Michael at bay for third while Jamie Myers outdueled Chris Myers in the last five laps to take fifth. Heat winners were Chris Myers and Dean Jacobs.

Much like the Sprints, the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Model feature got off to a rough start as Charlie Duncan would come to a stop in turn two on the initial start and the on the second attempt, Brett Bee would spin in turn one and collect J R Gentry and Matt Irey with Gentry the only one able to rejoin the field. Front row starters Doug Drown and Ryan Markham would split the lead on the first two circuits as the caution would fly again when Jerry Aber spun with Jeff Warnick and Tom Denzinger also involved with Warnick’s machine getting hooked into Aber’s car and both would be finished for the night. Ben Mott and Larry Bellman tangled on lap four and Nick Cox spun on lap eight causing the action to be slowed up as Markham would keep the point during the green flag action. With a series of green flag laps after that, Matt Lux and Mitch Caskey would make it a four car battle, with Drown and his Ely Road Reel Company, Wooster Glass and JOYRIDE Transport #12 shooting past Markham coming out of turn four on lap 12 to take the lead as Markham would pull off the track on the next lap. Following a lap 16 caution for Mitch Caskey, who would finish fifth, Matt Lux would show the front of his car a couple of times to Wooster’s Drown but Drown would pull away for his third win of the season and expand his O’Reilly Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’ points lead. Lux would hold off 10th starting Brad Malcuit for second as Ricky Holderbaum finished fourth and pocketed the Kar Connection Hard Charger award. Gentry, Justin Chance and Drown scored the heat wins.

Canton’s Wes Staley out raced Jordan James into turn one at the start of the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stock feature and then lead all the way to checkered flag as James would finish second although he would have one last chance at taking the lead after a caution flag for points leader Doug Hensel with two laps to go. Staley’s BJP Performance, McBreaty Chiropractor and Paul Davis Construction #73s was quick on the gas as the green waved to secure the win. On the last restart, Wyatt Zimmerman worked his way past Brad Hensel and Dustin Bedlion to take third in the last two trips around ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’. Hensel and Bedlion would finish in that order. Doug Hensel, Bedlion and Staley topped the heat races. With his 4th place finish, Brad Hensel would increase his lead in the NewFast Motorsports ‘Summer Series’ points.

Don Rutt would accelerate into the early lead from his fourth starting position in the McKenzie Concrete Super Stock feature with 8th starting John Wilson wasting no time in claiming second on the opening lap. Doug Drown would move into second on lap five and as Rutt and Drown encountered lap traffic on lap six, Rutt got trapped behind the slower car and that allowed the Char’s Cars, Gionino’s Pizza and Rick’s Hauling #21d to slip by and two circuits later Wilson took second from Rutt. A red flag on lap nine stopped the race when Luke Sprouse clobbered a retaining tire in turn two, lifting the front end of his car off the ground and coming down hard as he had to be assisted in getting out of his car. Wilson would make a couple of attempts to wrangle the lead away from Drown in the closing laps but Drown would park in the Summit Racing victory lane for the fifth time this season and expand his lead in the Stake’s Shortstop ‘Summer Series’ and the O’Reilly Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’ points standings. Brandon Craver and James Alleman went back and forth the last three laps with Craver getting third, Gary Hensel Jr. filled out the top five. Posting the heat wins were Todd Sherwin, Drown and Wilson.

For the first time in over three years, the Mod Lites returned to Wayne County Speedway and Deerfield’s Shayne Meadows would go flag to flag aboard the Sarchione Ford, Champ Chassis and Sicliano Racing #224 for the win in the non stop feature. Heat winner Casey Butler would take home second with Cody Stillion in third followed by Colton Shaw and John Preston.

Weekly and yearly Racer Rewards from the Contingency Connection were being raced for once again by the drivers at Wayne County Speedway.

Next Saturday night, July 20th will see the make up Attica Raceway Park/ Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series in action as the following week the ARP/WCS will wrap up Friday night (July 26) at Attica and at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday(July 27) for the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models. It will also be another Stake’s Shortstop ‘Summer Series’ for the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks and the NewFast Motorsports ‘Summer Series’ for the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stocks. The Modifieds will try once again to get a race in at WCS as the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints have the night off. Gates will open at 4 pm and racing going green at 7 pm.

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, July 13, 2019

PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Chris Myers, Danny Mumaw, Jamie Myers, Trey Jacobs, Jordan Harble, Henry Malcuit, Clay Riney, R J Jacobs, Cheyne Mixon

Heat 2 Dean Jacobs, Ricky Peterson, Dylan Kingan, Mitch Harble, T J Michael, Tyler Dunn, Troy Kingan, Troy Vaccaro, Ray Miller

Feature Danny Mumaw, Dean Jacobs, T J Michael, Trey Jacobs, Jamie Myers, Chris Myers, Jordan Harble, R J Jacobs, Tyler Dunn, Dylan Kingan, Troy Vaccaro, Troy Kingan, Ray Miller, Clay Riney, Bill Ault, Ricky Peterson, Henry Malcuit, Mitch Harble

MALCUIT TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 J R Gentry, Ryan Markham, Matt Lux, Brad Malcuit, Jeff Warnick, Jerry Aber, Ben Mott

Heat 2 Justin Chance, Mike Bores, Brett Bee, Tom Denzinger, Nick Cox, Travis Leyda, Craig Hartong

Heat 3 Doug Drown, Mitch Caskey, Charlie Duncan, Matt Irey, Larry Bellman, Sean Rush, Ricky Holderbaum

Feature Doug Drown, Matt Lux, Brad Malcuit, Ricky Holderbaum, Mitch Caskey, Sean Rush, Tom Denzinger, Ryan Markham, Nick Cox, J R Gentry, Justin Chance, Mike Bores, Ben Mott, Larry Bellman, Jeff Warnick, Jerry Aber, Travis Leyda, Brett Bee, Matt Irey, Charlie Duncan, Craig Hartong dns

JOYRIDE TRANSPORT MINI STOCKS NEWFAST MOTORSPORTS ‘SUMMER SERIES’

Heat 1 Doug Hensel, Brad Hensel, Jeff Slykhuis, Ryan Carder, Jimmy Burns, Wayne Newbury

Heat 2 Dustin Bedlion, Wyatt Zimmerman, Jolene Voshel, Matt Short, Mitch Reichard, Darrell Taylor, Greg Harris

Heat 3 Wes Staley, Jordan James, Cory Boyd, Clayton Evans, Dusty Long, Tyler Wiles

Feature Wes Staley, Jordan James, Wyatt Zimmerman, Brad Hensel, Dustin Bedlion, Tyler Wiles, Jolene Voshel, Wayne Newbury, Ryan Carder, Matt Short, Dusty Long, Clayton Evans, Greg Harris, Doug Hensel, Jeff Slykhuis, Cory Boyd, Mitch Reichard, Jimmy Burns, Darrell Taylor dns

 

 

Henry tightens AFCS battle with Fremont 410 win; Westfall gets dramatic BOSS victory; Ivy scores late race 305 win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Cap Henry knows the ups and downs of sprint car racing. It was made very evident to him this weekend as he missed the feature Friday at Attica Raceway Park but rebounded Saturday to score his second 410 win of the season at Fremont Speedway on Roots Poultry/Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night.

The win also vaults Henry back into the battle for the championship of the Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group. Henry, from Republic, Ohio, came into the night third in the series points.

Henry's eighth career Fremont win wasn't easy as he made a phenomenal move to split two lapped cars with two laps to go in turns three and four as Nate Dussel was closing on him.

"These guys have been working really hard all year and we've been close a lot of times and just couldn't seal the deal. This goes out to all the crew guys who worked really hard to keep us out front. It was getting pretty hairy there at the end and I knew it was time to go. Hopefully those guys new they were a lapped down and there was a race going on. I could hear someone back there and I knew I had to get ahead of those guys," said Henry beside his Lane Racing/Beer Barrel Bourbon/Geck Electric/Pro Auto Wraps/Wings Unlimited/Lead Head Waterfowl/FK Rod Ends/backed machine.

Pleasant Hill, Ohio's Matt Westfall survived near disaster on the final lap to score his second Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing win of the season. Westfall, the current BOSS point leader, hadn't won a series race since the first event of the season. The end was a thriller as Westfall had gotten around Dallas Hewitt for the lead as they took the white flag with Cooper Clouse also battling for the top spot. Clouse drive his machine into turn one hard on the last lap and made contact with Westfall who did a 360 spin but kept going while Clouse spun to set up a one lap restart finish with Westfall maintaining the lead. Westfall was able to hold off a last lap charge from Hewitt in his Buckeye Machine mount for his first ever win at Fremont Speedway.

"I just held it to the floor and kept spinning the wheels to keep rolling. It was tricky tonight. The track had a lot of character. I thought I was going to have to run the top and all of a sudden the bottom came in for me and we were good but Dallas got going on the top so I thought I'm better than him on the bottom in one and two but I have to get to the top down in three and four. That was a heck of a race. I appreciate Ray Marshall for giving me the opportunity to run for him," said Westfall. "We struggled for a little bit this season and crashed a car and got this new car and have been really good but haven't been able to hit our feature set-ups. Hopefully tonight this gets us going in the right direction."

Not to be outdone, the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints was also a barn-burner. With five laps to go leader Alvin Roepke was having a hard time getting around a couple of lapped cars and that allowed John Ivy to close. Roepke spun trying to hold onto the lead and Ivy took over. A caution with four laps to go gave Bobby Clark a shot at Ivy but the defending Fremont track champion wasn't to be denied as he drove to his second victory of the year at "The Track That Action Built."

The win - Ivy's fourth overall in 2019 - was his 58th career victory at Fremont, tying him with Jim Linder for fourth on the track's all-time win list. It also puts him back in the chase for the title of the KS Sales and Service AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales. Ivy came into the night third in the series points and the victory was worth $1,000 thanks to the Pub 400.

"I figured we were going to run second or third. Alvin was driving away from us and I saw lapped traffic and I thought 'get up on the thing and at least give it a whirl and see what happens.' We did some work on this thing today. Guy and my brother and the boys worked on it. We did a little bit of this and a little bit of that and hopefully we're in the right direction again," said Ivy beside his L&R Farms/C&N Supply/Rohr Lawn care/Sonny's Welding and Machine/Welty Financial Services/Atkinson Farms/Story Equipment backed machine.

"Pretty cool to tie Jim Linder. He was always one of my heroes," Ivy added of his 58th career Fremont win, needing two more to catch Mark Keegan for third on the all-time win list. "Me and Mark raced back in the day and I got to race with Jim just a few times but I sat up in the grandstands and watched him a lot."

Australian Andrew Scheuerle and Brian Lay led the field to green for the 30-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints A-main with Scheuerle gaining the advantage over Henry, Lay, Dussel, Chris Andrews and Lee Jacobs.Chad Wilson stopped with three laps scored and on the ensuing restart Henry drove under Scheuerle for the lead.

Dussel took second on lap six and began to close on Henry. Meanwhile a heck of a battle was going on for fifth involving Andrews, Jacobs and Buddy Kofoid. Kofoid spun on lap 10 just as the leaders were entering lapped traffic. When the green came back out the race would go to it's conclusion uninterrupted. Lay drove into third on the restart with Jacobs also getting around Scheuerle for fourth.

At the half-way point Henry had built a 1.1 second lead over Dussel with Lay, Andrews, Jacobs and Cale Conley in tow. Henry's lead soon evaporated with 10 laps to go as he encountered heavy lapped traffic. Dussel took several looks inside of Henry as the pair raced through traffic. Lay got in on the fun with six laps to go.

Henry made his winning move in turn three coming with just five laps remaining, splitting two lapped cars. He was able to drive to the win over Dussel, Lay, Andrews and Conley.

Westfall and Carmen Perigo brought the field to green for the 25-lap BOSS feature with Perigo gaining the advantage over Cap Henry, Westfall, Clouse and Cody Gardner. Mike Miller spun with two laps scored and again a lap later.When the green reappeared Perigo pulled away as Westfall used the extreme low groove to take second while Henry and Clouse battled for third.

Following a spun by Kody Swanson on lap six, Westfall used the restart to take several looks below Perigo for the lead, finally taking it on lap eight. Third running Henry took a nasty tumble in turn three on lap nine and walked away unscathed. That moved Hewitt to the third position with Clouse, Gardner and Steve Irwin in tow.

Westfall continued to use the bottom lane when the green came back out with Hewitt driving under Perigo for second on lap 11 with Close taking third two circuits later. Hewitt found the top side of turns three and four to his liking and drove into the lead on lap 14. Westfall continued to drive under Hewitt lap after lap but couldn't get the pass accomplished.

Westfall moved to the high line in turns three and four but the bottom of turns one and two and stayed within a car length of the leader and was able to take the lead as they took the white flag. Entering turn one on the last lap third place running Clouse gave it one last shot and drove into turn one hard under Westfall and Hewitt, making contact with Westfall who spun but kept going while Clouse sat facing the wrong direction to bring out the caution.

That handed Westfall the lead and when the green and white flew together Hewitt tried one last ditch run across the top of turns one and two but couldn't make the pass. Westfall held Hewitt off the final two corners and took the win with Gardner, Perigo and Irwin rounding out the top five.

Tyler Street and Bobby Clark brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305 A-main with Clark taking the lead over Ivy, Street, Roepke, Jamie Miller and Kyle Peters. Ivy immediately pressured Clark with Roepke joining the fun on lap three. The three car battle for the lead saw Roepke take the top spot on lap six but Clark battled back and regained the lead on lap seven with Roepke returning the favor a circuit later.

Roepke utilized the low line to maintain the lead over Clark, Ivy Street and Miller. But when heavy lapped traffic came into play just past the half way point, Ivy used the high line to take second and closed quickly on Roepke. Roepke would not move off the bottom and when he came to two lapped cars running the same line, Ivy raced to his outside.

With five laps to go Ivy took the outside line as Roepke struggled with the lapped cars. Ivy took the lead and Roepke spun. On the ensuing restart a Brandon Moore spin kept the field close. When the green game out for the last time, Ivy had to fend off a serious challenge from Clark as Street, Miller, Shawn Valenti and Peters gave chase.

Ivy was able to pull away the final three circuits for the win over Clark, Street, Miller and Valenti.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 27 on Baumann Auto Group Night with the AFCS 410 sprints battling for $4,000 to win. The AFCS 305 sprints and dirt trucks will also be in action.

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

About Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Located on West State Street in Fremont, Fort Ball Pizza Palace is home of the all-you-can-eat Italian smorgasbord. Racers gather at Fort Ball during the week for lunch and great bench racing. Fort Ball Pizza Palace has been a proud marketing partner of Fremont Speedway for many years and is the title sponsor of the 410 sprint car division. Fort Ball has great pizza, pasta, wings and a fantastic salad bar.

About Root’s Poultry - www.rootspoultry.com

Root’s Poultry was established in 1930 and is located on U.S. 20 west of Fremont, Ohio. Since the 1950s Roots has been offering fresh cut poultry as well as their own line of shredded poultry, shredded beef, chicken products, and Welly’s horseradish, sauces and seasonings. Whether you are stocking the freezer or just grabbing something for a quick meal, Roots has a ton to offer.

Fremont Speedway Saturday, July 13, 2019 Roots Poultry and Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night [*] indicates starting position

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.997; 2.16-DJ Foos, 14.146; 3.25M-Chris Andrews, 14.235; 4.1-Nate Dussel, 14.284; 5.4-Cap Henry, 14.364; 6.23-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.373; 7.45-Brian Lay, 14.456; 8.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.478; 9.2au-Andrew Scheuerle, 14.615; 10.14-Chad Wilson, 14.711; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.736; 12.3C-Cale Conley, 14.807; 13.46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.964; 14.35-Stuart Brubaker, 15.162; 15.2+-Brian Smith, 15.274; 16.22M-Dan McCarron, 15.325; 17.33W-Caleb Griffith, 15.516; 18.40-Mark Imler, 15.541; 19.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 15.624; 20.96AU-Bruce White, 16.444;

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 2. 45-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 4. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 5. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton[2] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 3C-Cale Conley[1] ; 2. 2au-Andrew Scheuerle[2] ; 3. 25M-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 5. 40-Mark Imler[6] ; 6. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[3]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 45-Brian Lay[2] ; 4. 25M-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 3C-Cale Conley[8] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 7. 16-DJ Foos[14] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 9. 2au-Andrew Scheuerle[1] ; 10. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[6] ; 11. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[18] ; 12. 22B-Ryan Broughton[17] ; 13. 33W-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[13] ; 15. 14-Chad Wilson[10] ; 16. 46AU-Stuart Williams[16] ; 17. 2+-Brian Smith[12] ; 18. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[19] ; 19. 40-Mark Imler[15] ; 20. 96AU-Bruce White[20] Hard Charger: 16-DJ Foos +7

B.O.S.S Non-Wing

Qualifying 1.18-Dallas Hewitt, 16.860; 2.21K-Kody Swanson, 16.902; 3.82-Mike Miller, 16.952; 4.21P-Carmen Perigo, 16.989; 5.33M-Matt Westfall, 17.088; 6.9N-Luke Hall, 17.200; 7.9X-Cooper Clouse, 17.253; 8.53-Steve Little, 17.258; 9.24L-Lee Underwood, 17.286; 10.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 17.361; 11.0-Steve Irwin, 17.525; 12.1H-Korbyn Hayslett, 17.571; 13.91-Aaron Middaugh, 17.579; 14.9XH-Cap Henry, 17.716; 15.16K-Ben Knight, 17.755; 16.26-John Watson, 17.973; 17.68G-Tyler Gunn, 18.006; 18.3-Chad Wilson, 18.022; 19.9G-Cody Gardener, 18.208; 20.19-Matt Cooley, 18.232; 21.18D-Bobby Distel, 18.268; 22.26W-Cody White, 18.306; 23.9-Dustin Webber, 18.309; 24.5M-Mike Moore, 18.313; 25.13-Ian Hunter, 18.501; 26.31L-Buddy Lowther, 18.519; 27.23-John Stehman, 18.533; 28.34-Parker Fredricson, 18.569; 29.320-George Willard, 18.787; 30.60-Kory Crabtree, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 0-Steve Irwin[1] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[3] ; 3. 21K-Kody Swanson[4] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 5. 3-Chad Wilson[5] ; 6. 26W-Cody White[6] ; 7. 23-John Stehman[8] ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther[7]

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 9X-Cooper Clouse[3] ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 3. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[5] ; 4. 19-Matt Cooley[8] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 6. 16K-Ben Knight[7] ; 7. 91-Aaron Middaugh[6] ; 8. 53-Steve Little[2]

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 21P-Carmen Perigo[4] ; 2. 9XH-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 18D-Bobby Distel[5] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ; 5. 320-George Willard[7] ; 6. 26-John Watson[1]

Heat 4, Group D (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 9G-Cody Gardener[2] ; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall[4] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 5. 9-Dustin Webber[1] ; 6. 13-Ian Hunter[5] ; 7. 34-Parker Fredricson[6]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 6 to A) 1. 3-Chad Wilson[1] ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2] ; 3. 9-Dustin Webber[4] ; 4. 53-Steve Little[13] ; 5. 26-John Watson[7] ; 6. 34-Parker Fredricson[11] ; 7. 26W-Cody White[5] ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther[12] ; 9. 91-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 10. 13-Ian Hunter[8] ; 11. 16K-Ben Knight[6] ; 12. 23-John Stehman[9] ; 13. 320-George Willard[3]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps) 1. 33M-Matt Westfall[1] ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 3. 9G-Cody Gardener[6] ; 4. 21P-Carmen Perigo[2] ; 5. 0-Steve Irwin[8] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[12] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[13] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[11] ; 9. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[18] ; 10. 3-Chad Wilson[17] ; 11. 5M-Mike Moore[15] ; 12. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[10] ; 13. 9X-Cooper Clouse[5] ; 14. 53-Steve Little[20] ; 15. 19-Matt Cooley[14] ; 16. 9-Dustin Webber[19] ; 17. 60-Kory Crabtree[16] ; 18. 9XH-Cap Henry[3] ; 19. 21K-Kody Swanson[9] ; 20. 26-John Watson[21] ; 21. 34-Parker Fredricson[22] ; 22. 82-Mike Miller[4] Hard Charger: #2DI-Dustin Ingle +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.97-Kyle Peters, 15.357; 2.26-Jamie Miller, 15.438; 3.99-Alvin Roepke, 15.683; 4.1W-Paul Weaver, 15.793; 5.77I-John Ivy, 15.818; 6.1H-Zeth Sabo, 15.906; 7.8-Bobby Clark, 15.912; 8.4*-Tyler Street, 15.922; 9.3V-Chris Verda, 15.931; 10.25-Jason Keckler, 15.980; 11.11G-Luke Griffith, 16.137; 12.12-Kyle Capodice, 16.198; 13.7-Shawn Valenti, 16.212; 14.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 16.256; 15.19R-Steve Rando, 16.344; 16.7M-Brandon Moore, 16.386; 17.36-Seth Schneider, 16.387; 18.29-Rich Farmer, 16.476; 19.X-Mike Keegan, 16.482; 20.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 16.549; 21.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 16.744; 22.3X-Bradon Riehl, 16.895; 23.75-Jerry Dahms, 17.043;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5to A) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[7] ; 8. 3X-Bradon Riehl[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 5. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[7] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 2. 3V-Chris Verda[2] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 5. 29-Rich Farmer[6] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[5] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 7. 3X-Bradon Riehl[7] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 6. 3V-Chris Verda[7] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[8] ; 9. 1W-Paul Weaver[16] ; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[12] ; 11. 11G-Luke Griffith[11] ; 12. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 13. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[14] ; 14. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[17] ; 16. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[20] ; 17. 7M-Brandon Moore[13] ; 18. X-Mike Keegan[19] ; 19. 1H-Zeth Sabo[18] ; 20. 29-Rich Farmer[15] Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +7

 

 

MCCARTHY MAGNIFICENT IN FIRST-CAREER WIN AT VALLEY

GRAIN VALLEY, MO. (July 13, 2019) - Winning his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature on Saturday night at Valley Speedway, Ace McCarthy of Tahlequah, Okla. was undeniable in the 30-lap main event. Driving around his teammate, Jake Neuman, on the second circuit, McCarthy then fended off several attacks from young Holley Hollan as he held on for an impressive first-career triumph aboard the Jim Neuman Racing, Two-Eight Drilling, BOSS/SR-11 No. 28.

Sharing PAC Racing Springs High Point Men honors, the Jim Neuman Racing duo of Jake Neuman and Ace McCarthy brought the feature field to life as the green flag dropped. Neuman of New Berlin, Ill., who won Friday's feature, led the opening circuit aboard his Brandt, BOSS/SR-11 No. 3N by a nail-biting 0.008 seconds over McCarthy at the line.

Making his move on Neuman the next time by, McCarthy tossed a slider towards his teammate and received one right back at him in turn three. However, McCarthy was able to cross him up and dive down low to lead the second circuit and gain command of the top spot.

A pair of cautions bunched the field up and put a spotlight on Holley Hollan of Broken Arrow, Okla., as the 17-year old young woman maneuvered her Keith Kunz Motorsports, SIRIUS XM, Bullet/Toyota No. 67 into the second spot from seventh. Restarting with eight laps down, Hollan snuck below McCarthy and made it a side-by-side affair at the stripe, but McCarthy's momentum up top was too strong and he held on.

Coming by on lap 11, Hollan perfected the bottom side of turns three and four and was able to snag the lead as McCarthy's No. 28 was reeled in by the cushion. However, her lead was short-lived, as the caution flew for a three-car pileup, reverting us back to the last completed lap and handing McCarthy control.

Going back to green on the final restart with 12 laps to go, McCarthy caught some breathing room as Hank Davis of Sand Springs, Okla. challenged Hollan for second and held her up. The two briefly exchanged positions before Hollan was able to regain command of the runner-up spot and reasserted her attention to tracking down McCarthy.

Switching to the low side of turns one and two, but remaining committed to the cushion on the opposite end, McCarthy was able to build his advantage in the closing stages as an all-out war for third between Davis, Andrew Felker, Zach Daum, Jake Neuman and Daison Pursley took center stage.

In the end, Ace McCarthy's Jim Neuman Racing, Two-Eight Drilling, BOSS/SR-11 No. 28 was not to be denied, as the Tahlequah, Okla. native broke through to score his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory in the "Thunder in the Valley" finale at Valley Speedway.

Holley Hollan followed him to the line with career-best finish, driving the Keith Kunz Motorsports, SIRIUS XM, BOSS/SR-11 No. 67 from ninth-to-second. Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Mo. rounded out the podium for the second night in a row, this time driving the Chad Shields Racing, MelMark Pipe & Supply, Ripper/Fontana No. 44S from 11th-to-third.

Rounding out the top ten on Saturday at Valley Speedway was Zach Daum in fourth, Hank Davis in fifth, Trey Marcham in sixth, Jake Neuman in seventh, Daison Pursley in eighth, Cannon McIntosh in ninth and Jesse Colwell in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midgets will pair up again tomorrow Sunday, July 14 to conclude the three-day weekend with a trip to Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas. For those unable to make it, you can watch LIVE on www.speedshifttv.com.

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Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1.9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (2); 2. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (4); 3. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, Kansas City, KS (1); 4. 77W-Joey Wirth, Waterloo, IL (3); 5. 2-AJ Gilbert, Tonganoxie, KS (6); 6. 15L-Merril Lamb, Iola, KS (7); 7. 5H-Casey Hicks, Platte City, MO (5).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1.32-Trey Marcham (3); 2. 3N-Jake Neuman (7); 3. 11-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (2); 4. 2H-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (5); 5. 7S-Pat Schudy, Springfield, MO (4); 6. 3H-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (6); 7. 60E-Mark Billings, Columbia, MO (1).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1.67-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (2); 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (5); 3. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (1); 4. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (6); 5. 3-Dustin Gilbert, Tonganoxie, KS (3); 6. 98-Joe Boyles, Greenwood, MO (4); 7. 84-Shaun Shapel, Wichita, KS (7).

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Four (8 Laps):
1. 7U-Kyle Jones, Kennedale, TX (4); 2. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (7); 3. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (5); 4. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (6); 5. 7X-Blake Edwards, Claremore, OK (3); 6. 84M-Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (1); 7. 28X-Mark Chisholm, Cheyenne, WY (2).

Racing Electronics Heat Five (8 Laps):
1.42-Hank Davis, Sand Springs, OK (4); 2. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (2); 3. 9X-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (7); 4. 19S-Trey Gropp, Lincoln, NE (3); 5. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (1); 6. 321-Chad Winfrey, Gladstone, MO (6); 7. 7MX-Heath Murry, Tonganoxie, KS (5).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps):
1. 20G-Noah Gass (2); 2. 7X-Blake Edwards (9); 3. 19S-Trey Gropp (4); 4. 77W-Joey Wirth (3); 5. 3B-Shelby Bosie (10); 6. 3H-Wesley Smith (11); 7. 7S-Pat Schudy (6); 8. 7MX-Heath Murry (17); 9. 2-AJ Gilbert (5); 10. 98-Joe Boyles (13); 11. 60E-Mark Billings (19); 12. 3-Dustin Gilbert (8); 13. 15L-Merril Lamb (7); 14. 5H-Casey Hicks (16); 15. 321-Chad Winfrey (12); 16. 28X-Mark Chisholm (18); 17. 84M-Kade Morton (15); 18. 4F-Chad Frewaldt (1); 19. 84-Shaun Shapel (14).

POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 28-Ace McCarthy (2); 2. 67-Holley Hollan (9); 3. 44S-Andrew Felker (11); 4. 5D-Zach Daum (10); 5. 42-Hank Davis (4); 6. 32-Trey Marcham (5); 7. 3N-Jake Neuman (1); 8. 9-Daison Pursley (8); 9. 08-Cannon McIntosh (6); 10. 71-Jesse Colwell (12); 11. 7M-Chance Morton (14); 12. 3B-Shelby Bosie (21); 13. 7X-Blake Edwards (18); 14. 19S-Trey Gropp (19); 15. 2H-Luke Howard (16); 16. 17-Austin Brown (13); 17. 2-AJ Gilbert (23); 18. 3H-Wesley Smith (22); 19. 11-Daniel Robinson (15); 20. 77W-Joey Wirth (20); 21. 20G-Noah Gass (17); 22. 9X-Clinton Boyles (7); 23. 7U-Kyle Jones (3).
Lap Leader(s); Neuman 1; McCarthy 2-30.
Hard Charger(s): Bosie +9.

 

 

Westbrook, Costa, DeBoer, Wert, Nuell and Shadwell Win on Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Night at Ohsweken

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 12, 2019) – A busy night at Ohsweken Speedway saw 135 cars sign in for competition across five divisions of action on Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Kids Bike Night. Several young fans took home new bikes to enjoy this summer that were donated by Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet and several Ohsweken race teams.

On the track, Dylan Westbrook claimed victory with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars for the fourth time this year and Jesse Costa won the main event with the Stickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars. For the stock cars, Trevor DeBoer took the checkered flag with the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks. In the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division, Kyle Wert won the postponed July 5 feature and Tim Nuell claimed a win in the regularly scheduled event. Then, in their only appearance of the season Mark Shadwell won the Vintage Car race.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Aaron Turkey and Cory Turner started on the front row for the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. Turkey led the opening lap before Turner got past him on lap two with a pass in turns three and four.

By lap six, Turner worked into lapped traffic with Mack DeMan moving past Turkey for second. DeMan caught Turner amongst the slower cars and the two dueled up front for the top spot, swapping the position briefly before the yellow flag waved with nine laps complete when Mike Thorne and Curtis Gartly spun in turn three.

On the restart, Turner brought the field back to speed and led lap 10, but DeMan drove to the point on lap 11 and claimed the top spot. Two laps later, Turner was under pressure from Dylan Westbrook and used a slide job to take the second spot. Turner tried to use the same move to take the spot back in turns one and two, but Westbrook used every inch of the racetrack to power past Turner on the outside.

Then with five laps to go, DeMan was in heavy lapped traffic and Westbrook closed the gap quickly. With two laps to go, Westbrook got past DeMan in turn three when the latter was forced to slow while entering the corner to avoid contact with a slower car.

Westbrook pulled away by at least five car lengths over the next two laps and as Westbrook drove into the final corner, Caleb Wood spun in turn four to bring out the yellow. That setup a one-lap dash to the finish where DeMan gave everything he had on the final two corners, but came up just short as Westbrook scored his fourth win of the season. Turner, Mitch Brown and Jim Huppunen completed the top-five. Jamie Turner, Turkey and DeMan won their qualifying heat races to start the night.

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars

Liam Martin and DJ Christie paced the field to the green flag for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars season opening feature. Martin claimed an early advanatage while Jesse Costa got past Christie for second as the leaders all ran in the bottom groove.

Martin ran smooth, consistent laps as Costa tried to run him down, but was simultaneously being chased by Christie. A slide job on lap nine allowed Christie to take the lead from Costa in turn four and then set out to track down Martin. He did just that on lap 11 when he got past Martin for the lead in turn two and a lap later Costa shuffled Martin back to third.

Martin’s night went sour on lap 13 when he tagged the inside wall in turn four and suffered damage to the wheels. Christie led following the restart until the final caution on lap 16 for a spun Travis Hofstetter in turn two. The second restart didn’t prove as favourable for Christie as Costa returned the favour from earlier with a slide job in turns three and four to take the lead. Costa was flawless over the final three laps to claim his second win of the season while Christie settled for second. Nick Sheridan, Brad Herron and Jordan Hill rounded out the top-five.

Herron, Sheridan, Lucas Smith and Hill won their qualifying heats to begin the nights while Hannah Ferrell and Hofstetter won the B-Mains.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Mark Fawcett and Aaron Rewutzsky brought the 28-car field of Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks to the line for the green flag. Fawcett jumped out front, but on lap four was battling with Rewutzsky again for the lead. A lap later, Rewutzsky’s car found it’s groove and took the lead, but was briefly embroiled in a three-wide battle for the top spot with Fawcett and Ryan Dinning with Ryan Beagle then jumping in the mix a lap later too.

On lap seven, the race was slowed for its first caution when Mark Bazuin spun in turn two. Rewutzsky and Dinning battled hard side-by-side on the restart before Dinning emerged with the lead on lap nine. As quickly as Dinning had the lead, he was under siege equally as fast from Trevor DeBoer. On lap 13, DeBoer had taken the lead from Dinning and paced the field to a caution on lap 16. DeBoer dominated on the restart and again following the final caution on lap 18 to score his third win of the season. Rewutzsky held off Dinning on the final corner to claim a runner-up finish while Ryan Beagle bested Dave Bailey for fourth. Derek Liverance, Dinning and Beagle scored victories in the qualifying heats earlier in the night.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Trevor Want and Jeremy May started the night on the front row of the HRW Automotive Mini Stock 15-lap Feature for their rescheduled race from July 5. The opening lap did not go well for May, who got loose in turn one and made contact with Brian Crosgrove’s No.96 before sliding into the turn two wall with the driver’s door. He was uninjured.

On the restart, Want was quickly under pressure from Crosgrove and Sean Iftody among others. Crosgrove took over the lead on lap two and paced the next three laps before Iftody took over up front on lap five.

On lap seven, 20th starting Kyle Wert, the division’s point leader entering the night, had made his way into a battle for the lead and wrestled the point position away from Iftody. Fabio Olivieri worked his way to second and kept pace with Wert in front of the field until a lap 11 caution after Want spun in turn three after he and Kevin Thorne made contact. On the ensuing restart, Wert and Olivieri broke away from the rest of the field and engaged in a four-lap chess match to decide the winner. On the final lap, Olivieri gave a tap to Wert’s back bumper in turn three, but couldn’t move him enough to make a pass and Wert held on for his fourth win of the season with Tim DeBoer, Iftody and Kvein Thorne rounding out the top-five behind Olivieri.

In the second feature of the night for the Mini Stocks, Aidan Nigh and Tim Nuell started on the front row with Nuell grabbing the early lead. Paul Longboat quickly jumped into the early battle up front before Ryan Hillar joined the mix prior to a lap five caution for a stopped Mike Taylor in turn two. Another caution came before a lap could be completed when point leader Kyle Wert had issues to bring out the yellow flag.

The second restart with 10 laps to go saw Nuell and Longboat side-by-side for a lap before Nuell capitalized to take the lead on the outside. Behind the two leaders, a three-wide battle for third emerged with Hillar sandwiched between Tristan Da Silva and Wayde Thorne. Hillar eventually emerged with the third spot, but could not lose Thorne.

With five laps to go, Nuell continued to lead with momentum in the top lane despite Longoboat and Hillar giving chase as best they could. The top three held their spots over the remaining laps despite Hillar trying his best to take second on the final corner. The win was the first of Nuell’s career.

Nuell, Rob Twitchett, Kevin Thorne and Tim DeBoer raced to heat race victories, meanwhile Jason Tolton and Tim Jamieson scored checkered flags in a pair of B-Mains.

Vintage Cars

Andy Imbeault and David Charczuk were on the front row for the Vintage Cars 15-lap Feature. Imbeault and third-starting Mark Shadwell jumped out front. Imbeault quickly opened a considerable advantage over the rest of the field. At the halfway mark, Imbeault’s lead over Shadwell was a half lap before Imbeault spun in turn two to bring out the yellow, handing the lead to Shadwell. Over the final five laps, Shadwell held off a charge from Rick St. Pierre and then a hard-charging Imbeault, who was charging back to the front, to score the win. Imbeault and Charczuk raced to heat race victories earlier in the night.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway’s busiest week of action is up next. The track will return to action for Autograph Night on July 19 presented by Jibs Action Sports. All four Ohsweken weekly divisions will be in action and fans will get a chance to meet their favourite drivers on the track for autographs, photos and treats. Pit gates open at 5:30pm and spectator gates open at 6:00pm. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less.

Then, the action continues with the two-day Summer Nationals on Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23 featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu presented by Burger Barn, Arrow Express, Bradshaw Brothers and Nitro 54 Variety. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars will be in action both nights with $5,000 USD on the line each night. Monday night’s event will also feature the annual Late Model Open, Canadian/UMP Modified challenge and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Then, on Tuesday night, the Race of Champions Sportsman Tour, Action Sprint Tour and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks join the card. Race time each night is 7:30pm with hot laps at 7:00pm. This is a reserved seating event. Advanced reserved tickets are available online for $30 per adult. Tickets and camping are available here. For additional event information and a full schedule of events, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report July 12, 2019 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Friday Night Excitement presented by Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Total Entries – 135

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (26 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [5]; 2. 17X-Mack DeMan, [3]; 3. 13-Cory Turner, [2]; 4. 68-Aaron Turkey, [1]; 5. 0-Jim Huppunen, [7]; 6. 10-Mitch Brown, [6]; 7. 91-Ryan Turner, [8]; 8. 5D-Shane Ross, [9]; 9. 49-Scott Kreuter, [11]; 10. 9-Steve Lyons, [15]; 11. 1-10-Jake Brown, [17]; 12. 1-Holly Porter, [12]; 13. 7-Caleb Wood, [10]; 14. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [16]; 15. 71S-Shawn Sliter, [14]; 16. 87X-Shone Evans, [19]; 17. 67-Pete Richardson, [21]; 18. 45-Curtis Gartly, [22]; 19. 55-Mike Thorne, [18]; 20. 81-Derek Jonathan, [13]; 21. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [24]; 22. 9B-Scott Burk, [20]; 23. 46-Kevin Pauls, [23]; 24. 11-Jamie Turner, [4]; 25. 88H-Josh Hansen, [25] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Aaron Turkey 1; Cory Turner 2-10; Mack DeMan 11-17; Dylan Westbrook 18-20 Hard Charger – Jake Brown +6 (17th to 11th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 11-Jamie Turner, [1]; 2. 10-Mitch Brown, [6]; 3. 7-Caleb Wood, [3]; 4. 81-Derek Jonathan, [2]; 5. 71S-Shawn Sliter, [5]; 6. 1-10-Jake Brown, [4]; 7. 9B-Scott Burk, [8]; 8. 21J-John Burbridge Sr, [7]; 9. 88H-Josh Hansen, [9]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:04.844) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 68-Aaron Turkey, [1]; 2. 91-Ryan Turner, [2]; 3. 13-Cory Turner, [4]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [6]; 5. 9-Steve Lyons, [3]; 6. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [5]; 7. 87X-Shone Evans, [9]; 8. 45-Curtis Gartly, [8]; 9. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [7]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:09.391) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 17X-Mack DeMan, [1]; 2. 0-Jim Huppunen, [2]; 3. 5D-Shane Ross, [3]; 4. 49-Scott Kreuter, [5]; 5. 1-Holly Porter, [6]; 6. 55-Mike Thorne, [4]; 7. 67-Pete Richardson, [7]; 8. 46-Kevin Pauls, [8]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Mitch Brown

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Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars (34 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 52-Jesse Costa, [3]; 2. 5-D.J. Christie, [2]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan, [6]; 4. 12-Brad Herron, [4]; 5. 28-Jordan Hill, [5]; 6. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [16]; 7. 74-Rob Neely, [11]; 8. 08-Steven Beckett, [14]; 9. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [7]; 10. 70-Baily Heard, [18]; 11. 1EH-Paul Klager, [13]; 12. 49L-Lucas Smith, [8]; 13. 19D-Allan Downey, [19]; 14. 49H-Jerry Hill, [17]; 15. 19-Brandon Murrell, [23]; 16. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [21]; 17. 88-Jesse McDonald, [15]; 18. 43-Darren Dryden, [10]; 19. 14T-Noelle Teal, [20]; 20. 14-Eric Gledhill, [9]; 21. 38-Derek Miller, [24]; 22. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [22]; 23. 83-Spencer Davis, [12]; 24. 29-Liam Martin, [1] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Liam Martin 1-10; DJ Christie 11-16; Jesse Costa 17-20 Hard Charger – Jacob Dykstra +10 (16th to 6th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:18.159) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 12-Brad Herron, [2]; 2. 52-Jesse Costa, [4]; 3. 1EH-Paul Klager, [3]; 4. 49H-Jerry Hill, [1]; 5. 70-Baily Heard, [5]; 6. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [6]; 7. MK8-Matthew Hill, [7]; 8. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [9]; 9. 69-Joshua Hill, [8]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 45-Nick Sheridan, [2]; 2. 74-Rob Neely, [1]; 3. 5-D.J. Christie, [5]; 4. 29-Liam Martin, [8]; 5. 88-Jesse McDonald, [7]; 6. 26X-Terry Baker, [4]; 7. 51-Trevor Young, [6]; 8. 20-Johnny Miller, [3]; 9. 69K-Jason Dixon, [9]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49L-Lucas Smith, [4]; 2. 43-Darren Dryden, [2]; 3. 14-Eric Gledhill, [5]; 4. 83-Spencer Davis, [6]; 5. 14T-Noelle Teal, [3]; 6. 19-Brandon Murrell, [8]; 7. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [1]; 8. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [7]

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 28-Jordan Hill, [1]; 2. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [4]; 3. 08-Steven Beckett, [2]; 4. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [3]; 5. 19D-Allan Downey, [5]; 6. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [7]; 7. 38-Derek Miller, [8]; 8. 29W-Tyler Ward, [6]

B-Feature 1 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – 2:42.624) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [2]; 2. 19-Brandon Murrell, [1]; 3. 26X-Terry Baker, [3]; 4. 51-Trevor Young, [4]; 5. 29W-Tyler Ward, [6]; 6. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [5]; 7. 69-Joshua Hill, [7]

B-Feature 2 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – 2:40.498) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [1]; 2. 38-Derek Miller, [2]; 3. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [4]; 4. 20-Johnny Miller, [6]; 5. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [5]; 6. MK8-Matthew Hill, [3]; 7. 69K-Jason Dixon, [7]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Lucas Smith

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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (27 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [16]; 2. 4-Aaron Rewutzsky, [2]; 3. 8-Ryan Dinning, [8]; 4. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [13]; 5. 49-Dave Bailey, [19]; 6. 79-Christopher Hale, [14]; 7. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [15]; 8. 28-Jim Lampman, [23]; 9. 32-Mark Fawcett, [7]; 10. 37-Robert Hoskins, [22]; 11. 28D-Donny Lampman, [9]; 12. 25-Ken Sargent, [11]; 13. 14-Jonny Lowenberg, [20]; 14. 6R-Jeff Roelofs, [6]; 15. 93-Mike Klazinga, [17]; 16. 38-Frank Turkey, [12]; 17. 40-Derek Liverance, [4]; 18. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [10]; 19. 13-Kacey Huffman, [3]; 20. 43-Kyle Andress, [1]; 21. 11-Gofast Teeple, [5]; 22. 41-Adam Plazek, [18]; 23. 1-Chris Dickie, [21] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mark Fawcett 1-3; Aaron Rewutzsky 4-9; Ryan Dinning 10-12; Trevor DeBoer 13-20 Hard Charger – Dave Bailey +14 (19th to 5th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 40-Derek Liverance, [5]; 2. 13-Kacey Huffman, [4]; 3. 43-Kyle Andress, [1]; 4. 4-Aaron Rewutzsky, [3]; 5. 6R-Jeff Roelofs, [7]; 6. 11-Gofast Teeple, [6]; 7. 41-Adam Plazek, [8]; 8. 1-Chris Dickie, [2]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 8-Ryan Dinning, [3]; 2. 25-Ken Sargent, [6]; 3. 28D-Donny Lampman, [4]; 4. 32-Mark Fawcett, [2]; 5. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [5]; 6. 38-Frank Turkey, [8]; 7. 28-Jim Lampman, [7]; 8. 37-Robert Hoskins, [1]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [1]; 2. 79-Christopher Hale, [2]; 3. 93-Mike Klazinga, [6]; 4. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [3]; 5. 49-Dave Bailey, [5]; 6. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [4]; (DQ) 14-Jonny Lowenberg, [7]

 

 

Meseraull Wins Sprint Feature, Headley Scores in Hornets,

McKenzie Tops Mods, VanDrunen Nabs Street Stocks

And Nickles Takes AMSA Mini-Sprint Main

During ‘Christmas in July’ Show at Gas City Friday

GAS CITY, Ind., July 13 — Thomas Meseraull must be on Santa Claus’s “nice list,” because the latter came all the way from the North Pole to watch the Waveland, Ind.-based driver win his fifth 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature of the year at Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday night. Santa brought gifts for the children in attendance, and a real reindeer named “Nutcracker” was led in front of the main grandstand to the delight of children of all ages as the quarter-mile clay oval celebrated “Christmas in July.”

Clark W. Griswold of National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation,” who looked a lot like James Headley of Marion, Ind., won the 15-lap hornet feature in a car with “Mr. Griswold” painted on its side, a Christmas wreath on its nose, and a Christmas tree strapped to its roof. Not only did the tree stay in place, its lights remained lit throughout the feature. Headley exchanged his helmet for a trooper cap like Cousin Eddie Johnson wore for his victory lane celebration.

Less festive but equally happy winners during the program were Zeke McKenzie of Claypool, Ind. after the 20-lap UMP modified feature; Justin VanDrunen of Crown Point, Ind. after the 15-lap street stock feature, and Jac Nickles of Harrod, Ohio after the 15-lap American Mini Sprint Association (AMSA) winged mini-sprint feature.

“T-Mez” started second in the 20-car sprint feature, charged by polesitter Shane Cottle of Kansas, Ill. with a move to the outside in Turn 2 on the first lap, and led all 25 laps despite three cautions that tightened up the field behind him. He was a straightaway ahead of Cottle at the finish.

Tom Eades of Sharpsville, Ind. owns Meseraull’s DRC, which uses a Stensland-prepped engine. The car is sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants of Fort Wayne, Ind. and is wrenched by Allen Brown of Kokomo, Ind.

Cottle drives a DRC owned by Jamie and Michelle Paul of Eaton, Ohio. It is powered by a Foxco motor and sponsored by High ASSpirations Farm, Rumpke and Hawkins Speed Shop.

Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind. started sixth, passed Dustin Ingle of Elida, Ohio and Tim Creech of Indianapolis to move into fourth on the first lap, and got third after defending track champion Clinton Boyles of Brownsburg, Ind. stopped on the backstretch and retired with four laps complete. Weir went on to finish third in the Benic Enterprises DRC powered by a Pedersen engine, but Ingle spun in Turn 2 with seven laps down while running fourth, and Creech spun in Turn 4 with nine laps down while running sixth. Dallas Hewitt of Fletcher, Ohio, who started tenth, ended up fourth at the checkered while Travis Hery of Columbus, Ohio turned a 14th-place starting spot into a fifth-place finish.

Sixteen-year-old Brayden Clark of Tipton, Ind. flipped in Turn 4 at the halfway point of the sprint car B main, but luckily climbed out of his DRC under his own power. He’s sponsored by G&G Oil, Quality Pallet and State Farm.

Headley (aka Clark Griswold) started second in the hornet feature and led the whole way followed by his son, James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind. Headley Jr. got close on lap four while the pair lapped a slower car, but Headley Sr. had a half-straightaway lead over his son at the checkered. The Headleys are sponsored by Dudding’s Heating and Cooling, Garriott Electric, Edwards Automotive and TJR Trucking.

Polesitter Jason Spencer of Columbia City, Ind. ran in third place for the entire race in his 2006 Chevy Cobalt sponsored by Alexander’s Garage, Orr Motorsports and Buchanan Automotive. Kolton Sollars of LaFontaine, Ind. came out on top of the best battle of the race when he finished fourth in Kinnie Sollars’ No. 33S sponsored by Headley Tree Service, Holt Auto Body, BuckWild MMA and Dudding Heating and Cooling. Randy Brommer of Columbia City, Ind. placed fifth in the B&B Racing ’96 Cavalier that advertises the Indiana Donor Network in memory of Cody Brommer.

McKenzie became the fifth different UMP modified feature winner at Gas City this year when he was victorious in the BZ Enterprises No. 24, which is sponsored by Hogue Engines, Chadd Farms, Bar 13, W. Ousley Concrete, Brew Crew, and Albertson’s Harley Specialists. He started fourth, charged into second place on the first lap, and got the lead on lap two after a caution when Jim Post and Josh Betts got together in Turn 4. McKenzie survived two other cautions to win handily over Daniel Sanchez, who started second but dropped to third before dipping under Andy Bishop of Gas City working lap five on the frontstretch to secure the runner-up honors. The big battle in that race was for third, which finally went to Jerry Bowersock. Bill Griffith placed fourth and Derek Losh, who has won four UMP modified features this year at Gas City, came from the 22nd starting spot to finish fifth.

VanDrunen started on the pole of the street stock feature in his Full Auto Racing Supply No. 71 and led the first five laps before Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind. passed him in Turn 2. VanDrunen got the lead again by dipping under Fincher in Turn 2 working lap 10. Fincher spun in Turn 4 on the white-flag lap to bring out a yellow and set up a one-lap shootout to the checkered. That gave second to Zac Banta of Brookston, Ind., who finished in that spot followed by Larry Persinger of Jonesboro, Ind. in the Marion Tire No. 3C Buick Regal, and Fincher.

Nickles, who also won the June 21 mini-sprint feature at Gas City, started sixth but was second by the end of lap one in his yellow CTK Motorsports No. 31 sponsored in part by T&D Interiors, NWO, RCS Construction and NBC Steering and Pumps. He took the lead by getting under polesitter Kinser Medler of West Salem, Ill. coming out of Turn 4 with six laps down, right before a yellow was needed for Chris Bounds of Lima, Ohio, who spun between Turns 1 and 2. There were no more yellows in that race and Nickles won by a straightaway over Medler’s Travco Motorsports No. 56 sponsored by Highland Farms.

Chris Miller of Lafayette, Ind. finished third. Adam Schmenk of West Mansfield, Ohio placed fourth. Bill Dunham of Bellevue, Mich., who makes his living as a locomotive engineer for the CN Railroad, rounded out the top five in he and his wife Kassie’s Henchcraft chassis XV3 powered by a stock Yamaha R1.

The AMSA mini-sprints will return to Gas City on Sept. 6 and Oct. 5.

This coming week is a special one at Gas City I-69 Speedway, as it will host the first event of the eight-event “NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week” featuring the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars this coming Thursday night, July 18. Non-wing micro-sprints will also be on that card.

C.J. Leary won the most recent USAC Indiana Sprint Week event held at Gas City in 2017, while Tyler Courtney was triumphant in 2016 and Chase Stockon won in 2015. Jon Stanbrough holds the record for the most USAC Indiana Sprint Week victories at Gas City with five, the last of which came in 2014.

After that special Thursday show the track will be back in action on Friday nights with its “Wings and Fast Things” show on July 26. It will feature Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) 360 winged sprints, UMP modifieds, outlaw winged 600cc mini-sprints, hornets and tough trucks. Dustin Daggett of Portland, Mich. hopes things will go differently for him in the GLSS race at Gas City on July 26 than they did last year during the first GLSS feature ever held at Gas City. Last June Daggett led every lap of that feature except for the lap that counted. Lapped traffic held him up in the fourth turn on the last lap, which allowed Max Stambaugh of Lima, Ohio, to slide ahead for the victory. The margin of victory for Stambaugh, who hounded Daggett the entire race, was a mere 0.108 of a second.

Fans can see the track’s 2019 schedule and get additional information on its website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The speedway is located west of exit 259 off Interstate 69 in Gas City.

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Dustin Ingle, 3. Corey Smith, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Austin Nigh, 6. Matt Goodnight, 7. Brad Greenup, 8. Gage Etgen, 9. Brain VanMeveren (DNF).

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Tim Creech, 3. Garrett Abrams, 4. Mike Miller, 5. Travis Hery, 6. Kyle Robbins, 7. Cody White, 8. Adam Byrkett, 9. Michael Koontz.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Clinton Boyles, 2. Scotty Weir, 3. Cole Ketcham, 4. Dickie Gaines, 5. Matt Westfall, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Billy Ney, 8. Brayden Clark, 9. Sterling Cling.

Non-Wing Sprint B Main (10 laps): 1. Tyler Hewitt, 2. Adam Byrkett, 3. Matt Goodnight, 4. Billy Ney, 5. Sterling Cling, 6. Brian VanMeveren, 7. Brad Greenup, 8. Michael Koontz, 9. Cody White, 10. Brayden Clark, 11. Kyle Robbins, 12. Gage Etgen (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Scotty Weir, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Travis Hery, 6. Matt Westfall, 7. Cole Ketcham, 8. Corey Smith, 9. Dickie Gaines, 10. Mike Miller, 11. Garrett Abrams, 12. Matt Goodnight, 13. Tyler Hewitt, 14. Sterling Cling, 15. Adam Byrkett, 16. Austin Nigh, 17. Tim Creech, 18. Dustin Ingle, 19. Billy Ney, 20. Clinton Boyles.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Jerry Bowersock, 2. Daniel Sanchez, 3. Scott Orr, 4. Jessica Sroufe, 5. Jim Post, 6. John Halsey, 7. Terry Griliott (DNF), 8. Derek Losh (DNS).

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Aaron Orr, 2. Andy Bishop, 3. Bill Griffith, 4. Jesse Strange, 5. Josh Betts, 6. Michael Thayer, 7. Jason McCoy, 8. Brad Kraus (DNF).

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Clayton Bryant, 2. Zeke McKenzie, 3. Percy Gendreau, 4. Tony Anderson, 5. Bub Roberts, 6. Dan Lewellen (DNF), 7. Brandon Daily (DNF).

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Zeke McKenzie, 2. Daniel Sanchez, 3. Jerry Bowersock, 4. Bill Griffith, 5. Derek Losh, 6. Clayton Bryant, 7. Scott Orr, 8. Jessica Sroufe, 9. Tony Anderson, 10. Andy Bishop, 11. Terry Grilliot, 12. Percy Gendreau, 13. Dan Lewellen, 14. John Halsey, 15. Bub Roberts, 16. Jesse Strange, 17. Jim Post, 18. Aaron Orr, 19. Jason McCoy, 20. Josh Betts, 21. Michael Thayer, 22. Brandon Dailey, 23. Brad Kraus (DNS).

Hornet Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Jason Spencer, 2. Stevie Clark, 3. Kolton Sollars, 4. Randy Brommer, 5. Levon Havens, 6. Brian Evans, 7. Brandon Ferren (DNF).

Hornet Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Clark W. Griswold (James Headley), 2. James Headley Jr., 3. Jacob Beard, 4. Joey Eastes, 5. Jesse Arenas (DNF), 6. Cody Clark (DNF).

Hornet Feature (15 laps): 1. Clark W. Griswold (James Headley), 2. James Headley Jr., 3. Jason Spencer, 4. Kolton Sollars, 5. Randy Brommer, 6. Brandon Ferren, 7. Levon Havens, 8. Joey Eastes, 9. Jesse Arenas, 10. Brad Evans, 11. Stevie Clark, 12. Cody Clark, 13. Jacob Beard.

Street Stock Heat (8 laps): 1. Justin VanDrunen, 2. Mike Fincher, 3. Zac Banta, 4. Larry Persinger.

Street Stock Feature (15 laps): 1. Justin VanDrunen, 2. Zac Banta, 3. Larry Persinger, 4. Mike Fincher.

AMSA Mini-Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Kinser Medler, 2. Todd Moore, 3. Howard McCormick, 4. Corey Bedwell, 5. Marty Spitler, 6. Chuck Weigh (DNF).

AMSA Mini-Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Chris Miller, 2. Adam Schmenk, 3. Jac Nickles, 4. Chris Bounds, 5. Jerry Inbody, 6. Bill Dunham.

AMSA Mini-Sprint Feature (15 laps): 1. Jac Nickles, 2. Kinser Medler, 3. Chris Miller, 4. Adam Schmenk, 5. Bill Dunham, 6. Todd Moore, 7. Chris Bounds, 8. Todd Moore, 9. Chuck Weigh, 10. Marty Spitler, 11. Howard McCormick, 12. Jerry Inbody (DNS).

 

 

Thomas Heats Up HOT ‘Bandits Victory Lane; Series Summer Break Underway!

Elm Mott, TX (07/13/19) by DarinShort.com. The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series invaded the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) on Waco on Friday, July 12th with the running of the “MDA Muscling in the Dirt” night, and when the final checkers waved, Marcus Thomas would take the win with a spot-on wing dance that commemorated the moment. It would also become Thomas’s 4th Series victory of 2019. Click https://youtu.be/9-RqKX0baaA for a video clip of the feature racing action.

The night would start out with three www.KoolTrikes.com heat races that saw the D&W Towing and Recovery #12W of Dale Wester earning the www.FixYourGenerator.com Top Qualifier Award, and collecting $100 for his efforts. Special thanks to Fred Summers of www.FixYourGenerator.com for his continued support of the Sprint Car Bandits series.

The feature event would fire off sans Chance McCrary (engine) and Jeb Sessums (drivetrain) with a 4-wide salute to the large appreciative HOT crowd. It also happened to be a very pleasant night at the races with unseasonably comfortable conditions in the mid-80’s. You could also see in the far distance the lightning from Hurricane Barry dancing along the eastern horizon.

>From his outside front row starting spot, Marcus Thomas would shoot out to an early lead in the 25-lapper, with Jeff Emerson, Dale Wester and Junior Jenkins in tow. A quick caution would restart the field in Delaware format, when points leader Will Eggimann would be sent backwards into oncoming traffic when the green flag waved. Three other cars would be collected that saw light damage, but enough to force three cars out of the event.

When the race resumed, Thomas and Emerson pulled away from the field with Wester and Dalton Stevens putting on a great side-by-side battle for third. Emerson caught Thomas in heavy lapped traffic mid-way through the feature but Thomas would quickly make his way by those cars to remain at the point.

Another quick caution period saw the racing surface quickly rubbering up across the middle, when the Wester/Stevens side-by-side battle would result in contact with Stevens pancaking the backstretch wall and sliding to a stop outside the corner three entrance. The hard charging Wester would also drop out during the caution flag, putting an end to his solid run.

This would set up a shootout for the final four laps, when last week’s SCB winner Claud Estes III would emerge into second from his 5th place starting position to give Marcus Thomas a run for his money. Estes would close within a bumper of Thomas at one point, then Thomas was able to pull away by a 10-car length lead at the checkers. Emerson would finish in an impressive third place – in what was his first-ever Sprint Car Bandits series event. Jeremy Jonas and Daniel Estes would earn their best-ever SCB feature finishes by finishing in 4th and 5th, respectively. The balance of finishing order is posted below.

In light of the fact that 2019 is the ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ tour for the Sprint Car Bandits series, we intentionally planned a Summer Break this season so teams and fans can take in any of a number of huge events up north – without the fear of missing any of the action here.

The SCB will resume racing action in two months, with the fall events line-up to be posted in a month or so from now. Besides the ‘Month of Money’ events slated across the Midwest, this Summer Break will also allow for the heat of the summer to take its course, so when we resume Series action, it will take place during much more suitable racing conditions – for both fans and racing surfaces. We’re excited about this new twist to our schedule, as the season is long in Texas, and it gives everyone a chance to retool, go on vacations or check out other racing events – whether near, or far.

Thanks again to the great crowds that have attended Sprint Car Bandits events this season across the Metroplex region, the strong support of 77 different drivers, our sponsors, series workers, track workers & officials – and we look forward to seeing you all again after our Summer Break when racing action fires back up later in September!

In the meantime, if you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com is open and orders get shipped regularly. Reminder, that proceeds from Fierce 15 driver apparel benefits each individual driver that is a part of the program, so please show your support by grabbing one when you can...and your support will help drivers better funded throughout the season.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits .

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

Thank you to the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., www.KoolTrikes.com, www.DarinShort.com and www.ShopTheBOSS.com .

If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available.

Feature Results - Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) Friday, July 12th “MDA Muscling in the Dirt” night:

15t – Marcus Thomas

74e – Claud Estes III

35 – Jeff Emerson

5j – Jeremy Jonas

72 – Daniel Estes

99b – Blake Mallory

23 – Junior Jenkins

97 – Reagan Reed

17x – Micah Baccus

27 – Kodey Keimig

12w – Dale Wester (Top Qualifier)

99x – Dalton Stevens

71 – Colby Estes

77w – Will Eggimann

118 – Scott Evans

74 – DJ Estes

64 – Mark Zoeller

01j – Jeb Sessums (DNS)

13m – Chance McCrary (DNS)

Sprint Car Bandits Series Points Standings going into Summer Break (as of 7/13/19):

Position Car # Driver Name Total Points

1 77w Will Eggimann 1305

2 12w Dale Wester 1267

3 23j Junior Jenkins 1133

4 74e Claud Estes III 1070

5 71 Colby Estes 962

6 45b Casey Burkham 869

7 2 Michael Day 865

8 15t Marcus Thomas 844

9 118 Scott Evans 830

10 13m Chance McCrary 827

11 74 DJ Estes 770

12 20 Chad Wilson 769

13 27 Kodey Keimig 693

14 72 Daniel Estes 637

15 99x Dalton Stevens 614

16 21 Michelle Melton 591

17 02 Cody Freeman 545

18 80 Josh Hawkins 544

19 47 Chipper Wood 510

20 41m Steve McMackin 424

21 64 Mark Zoeller 418

22 33 Michael Merrell 392

23 10 Bryan Debrick 371

24 4 Austin Mundie 369

25 01j Jeb Sessums 342

26 2h Tommy Hall 328

27 44 Jason Howell 315

28 5J Jeremy Jonas 305

29 v8 Robert Vetter 300

30 76 Zane Lawrence 254

31 99b Blake Mallory 238

32 8a Koty Adams 218

33 17x Micah Baccus 215

34 5r John Ricketts 208

35 57 Chase Parson 190

36 79V Ryan Hall 185

37 04 Kyle Jones 184

38 55 Brad Queen 159

39 45 John Carney II 150

40 17W Harli White 142

41 26 Jacob Harris 142

42 1X Tim Crawley 135

43 12 Trey Schmidt 135

44 35 Jeff Emerson 135

45 48 Cody Stacy 130

46 49 Justin Fifield 125

47 2w Dustyn Welch 125

48 b51 Johnny Brown 122

49 9Z Taylor Courtney 119

50 91 Craig Oates 119

51 3 Willie Reed 116

52 97 Reagan Reed 116

53 92 Jordan Weaver 113

54 9tx Brad Wesp 113

55 8A Alan Myers 110

56 22L Kent Lewis Sr. 106

57 83 Jett Hays 106

58 17w Brad Welborn 104

59 07 Bobby Middleton 104

60 57C Chris Schmelzle 102

61 17 Channin Tankersley 100

62 16 Cody Tankersley 100

63 18 Logan Scherb 98

64 18L Dillon Laden 96

65 82c Christian Kinnison 92

66 10C Jeremy Campbell 92

67 41 Josh Harner 90

68 35 Chris Hinson 88

69 4b Austin Burkham 65

70 4t6 Russ Fletcher 65

71 15 Michael Colaluca 65

72 9 Bobby Breen 65

73 52 JD Fry 65

74 79 Charlie McDonald 65

75 12.5 James Griffin 65

76 5X Tyson Hall 65

77 22X Steven Shebester 65

 

 

Arenz goes back to back with MSA
at Outagamie Speedway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 12, 2019 – Travis Arenz of Sheboygan made it two-for-two in the span of seven days as he collected his second consecutive Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main victory, during the series’ first of two scheduled appearances at the Outagamie Speedway Powered By EWSC Racing in Seymour, Wis. on Friday, July 12.

Two-time MSA champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex started the 25-lap main event from the pole flanked by Franksville’s Anthony Knierim. Schlafer got the jump on the drop of the green flag to lead the opening circuit on the smooth, wide and dry slick third-mile racing surface as fourth starter Adam Miller of Plymouth settled into the second spot.

On lap 2, Arenz, who started fourth used the high groove to power around Miller and Schlafer into the lead entering turn three. Arenz, who also won the fourth MSA 10-lap heat race earlier in the program, immediately pulled away from Schlafer utilizing the high line around the track.

Meanwhile sixth starter Josh Walter of Plymouth worked the high line to pass Adam Miller for third on lap 5. However, Miller battled back around the low groove to regain the third spot two laps later. As Arenz began to encounter slower traffic on lap 7 the lone caution flag of the race was displayed on lap 8 when Anthony Knierim rolled to a stop in turn one.

On the restart, Arenz darted away from the field, while 2018 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing champion Justin Miller, who started ninth, dove underneath Josh Walter to take fourth on lap 10 and worked past his brother, Adam, for third on lap 12.

Out in front, it was all Arenz as he maintained a solid half straightaway cushion over Schlafer. However, as the laps wound down, Arenz encountered a throng of lapped traffic, which allowed Schlafer to cut the gap significantly.

On lap 23, Schlafer pulled to within striking distance as Arenz tip-toed his way through the rear of the field. On the final lap, Schlafer ducked low in turn two to briefly pull even with Arenz. However, Arenz used his momentum along the cushion to pull away down the backstretch.

The determined Schlafer again pulled nearly event with Arenz in turn four, but Arenz fended off the challenge to earn his fourth career MSA A-main victory and third MSA victory of the 2019 season by a two-car length margin over Schlafer, who had to settle for second. Adam Miller finished third, four-time MSA champ and current point leader Kurt Davis of Milwaukee worked his way up from his 10th starting spot to finish fourth and Josh Walter rounded out the top five.

The event drew 31 MSA cars to the Outagamie Speedway facility. Scott Conger of Eagle won the 12-lap MSA B main and heat race victories went to Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum, Josh Walter, 2005 MSA champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett and Travis Arenz.

During the National Anthem, MSA competitors Paul Pokorski and Scott Conger honored longtime MSA supporter Dave “Hagar” Nelson, who passed away on July 5, by carrying the black flag in his memory. It was also announced that the Dave “Hagar” Nelson Tribute Night will be held during the next MSA appearance at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing on Friday, Aug. 2.

The MSA competitors will return to action with a doubleheader weekend of 360 Sprint Car action on Saturday, July 20 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. and Sunday, July 21 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis.

Hot laps begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow at 6 p.m. at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, July 20. On Sunday, July 21 at Angell Park Speedway, hot laps will begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association
Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing
Seymour, Wisconsin
July 12, 2019
HEAT 1
1, Shane Wenninger 2, Justin Miller 3, Danny Schlafer 4, Scott Conger 5, Tyler Brabant 6, Josh Teunissen 7, Brandon Berth 8, Mike Decker.
HEAT 2
1, Josh Walter 2, Adam Miller 3, Brandon McMullen 4, Jack Vanderboom 5, Will Gerrits 6, Al Schlafer 7, Chris Larsen 8, Preston Ruh.
HEAT 3
1, Lance Fassbender 2, Anthony Knierim 3, Tony Wondra, 4, Tyler Tischendorf 5, Paul Pokorski 6, Bill Taylor 7, Blake Wondra 8, Ken Schmick.

HEAT 4
1, Travis Arenz 2, Kurt Davis 3, Wayne Modjeski 4, Nich Melis 5, Tim Haddy 6, Justin Erickson 7, Tyler Nelson.
B FEATURE
1, Scott Conger 2, Will Gerrits 3, Tim Haddy 4, Bill Taylor 5, Josh Teunissen 6, Nich Melis 7, Mike Decker 8, Justin Erickson 9, Tyler Brabant 10, Brandon Berth 11, Blake Wondra 12, Chris Larsen 13, Tyler Nelson 14, Preston Ruh 15, Ken Schmick.
A FEATURE
1, Travis Arenz 2, Danny Schlafer 3, Adam Miller 4, Kurt Davis 5, Josh Walter 6, Justin Miller 7, Brandon McMullen 8, Bill Taylor 9, Will Gerrits 10, Paul Pokorski 11, Lance Fassbender 12, Nich Melis 13, Josh Teunissen 14, Shane Wenninger 15, Scott Conger 16, Jack Vanderboom 17, Wayne Modjeski 18, Tim Haddy 19, Tony Wondra, 20, Tyler Tischendorf 21, Al Schlafer 22, Anthony Knierim.



 

 

MCINTOSH LIGHT AT SCALES; NEUMAN ASSUMES WIN AT VALLEY

GRAIN VALLEY, MO. (July 12, 2019) - No matter the story, no matter the driver, no matter the place, rules are rules. Unfortunately, on Friday night at Valley Speedway, 16-year old Cannon McIntosh was disqualified after initially winning his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature. Rolling across the scales on numerous occasions, the No. 08 consistently came across short of the 1,050 lbs. minimum requirement, ultimately giving Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. his fourth-career POWRi National Midget victory.

Before the scene at the scales, the 30-lap "Thunder in the Valley" National / West feature was brought to life by front row starters Chance Morton of Coweta, Okla. and Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. as the green flag flew. Leading the opening circuit, Daum stuck his Bullet/Toyota No. 5D to the low side, but Morton wound his No. 7M up on the high line and drove around to take the lead on lap two.

A lap nine caution jumbled the field back up and sixth-starter Cannon McIntosh came firing with a slider on Daum for the second spot. Another stoppage for top-five running Ace McCarthy halted the action and the ensuing restart saw a three-war war break out between McIntosh, Daum and Hank Davis for the runner-up position. Swapping slider-after-slider, corner-after-corner, McIntosh finally broke free of the battle and set his sights on Morton out front.

Restarting with 12 laps left, McIntosh had a golden opportunity to seize the lead and quickly took a shot at Morton, but the No. 7M prevailed and remained in control. However, on lap 22, the race took a wild turn. Attempting a slider for the lead into turn one, McIntosh's No. 08 drifted up just as Morton started hopping, and slight contact sent Morton over the cushion and upside down over the banking of turn two.

While Morton's bid for career-win #1 came to a disappointing end, the field re-fired with eight to go and McIntosh quickly pulled away. As lap traffic became tense and McIntosh's No. 08 was too tight on the cushion, Daum began to sneak in close and set up for a final lap chance at the win. However, the No. 5D stalled it in turn three going for the win, bringing his machine to a stop and setting up a one-lap dash to checkered.

Driving around Neuman's slidejob effort in turn one, McIntosh slapped it off the curb and drove away to his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory. A win months-in-the-making, the 16-year old Bixby, Okla. native had finally conquered a POWRi National Midget feature aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports, Drive WFX, Spike/Toyota No. 08. However, even as excited and jubilant the victory lane ceremony was, the emotions were short-lived and soon took a 180.

Rolling across the scales in hopes of meeting the mandatory rulebook weight minimum of 1,050 lbs, McIntosh's No. 08 came across light. As the mood drastically changed, the crew rolled him off and back on, only to fall short once again. Making a third and final attempt at hitting the minimum limit, McIntosh's machine missed the mark again, resulting in a heartbreaking disqualification for the young gasser.

Ultimately, Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. was awarded his fourth-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory. A winner here in July of last year, the triumph marks back-to-back wins at Valley for Neuman aboard his Jim Neuman Racing, Brandt, BOSS/SR-11 No. 3N.

Coming across in second-place and earning Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger honors, Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Mo. supplied a magnificent 18th-to-second bid in his Chad Shields Racing, MelMark Pipe & Supply, Ripper/Fontana No. 44S. Rounding out the podium was tenth-starter Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71.

Closing out the top ten was Kyle Jones with a 14th-to-fourth effort, Ace McCarthy recovering to fifth, Daniel Robinson moving from 21st-to-sixth, Holley Hollan crossing in seventh, Austin Brown advancing to eighth, Daison Pursley picking up ninth and Trey Marcham managing a tenth-place run.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midgets return to Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. on Saturday for the second night of "Thunder in the Valley." On Sunday, the National superstars and the West regional warriors head for Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kans. to conclude the three-day weekend.

For more information on POWRi Racing, you can visit www.powri.comonline, follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram, or like POWRi on Facebook.

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps): 1.28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (3); 2. 67-Holley Hollan, Tulsa, OK (4); 3. 7S-Pat Schudy, Springfield, MO (1); 4. 56X-Mark Chisholm, Cheyenne, WY (5); 5. 11-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (6); 6. 7MX-Heath Murry, Tonganoxie, KS (7); 7. 9H-Emilio Hoover, Broken Arrow, OK (8); 8. 77W-Joey Wirth, Waterloo, IL (DNS).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps): 1.5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (4); 2. 42-Hank Davis, Sand Springs, OK (6); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (5); 4. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (7); 5. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (1);6. 15L-Merril Lamb, Iola, KS (2);7. 60E-Mark Billings, Columbia, MO (3).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps): 1.08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (3); 2. 2H-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (4); 3. 7X-Blake Edwards, Claremore, OK (5); 4. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (1); 5. 3-Dustin Gilbert, Tonganoxie, KS (7); 6. 6-Rick Horn, Colony, KS (2);7. 8M-Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (6).

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 19S-Trey Gropp, Lincoln, NE (2); 2. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (7); 3. 3H-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (3); 4. 321-Chad Winfrey, Gladstone, MO (6); 5. 5H-Casey Hicks, Platte City, MO (5); 6. 926-Morgan Frewaldt, Kansas City, KS (DNS); 7. 84S-Shaun Shapel, Wichita, KS (DNS).

Racing Electronics Heat Five (8 Laps): 1.3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (4); 2. 7U-Kyle Jones, Kennedale, TX (2); 3. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (3); 4. 32-Trey Marcham, Oklahoma City, OK (7); 5. 2-AJ Gilbert, Tonganoxie, KS (1); 6. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (5); 7. 9X-Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO (6).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps): 1. 17-Austin Brown (1); 2. 44S-Andrew Felker (11); 3. 3B-Shelby Bosie (6); 4. 20G-Noah Gass (9); 5. 11-Daniel Robinson (5); 6. 8M-Kade Morton (15); 7. 7S-Pat Schudy (3); 8. 3-Dustin Gilbert (4); 9. 7MX-Heath Murry (8); 10. 2-A.J. Gilbert (10); 11. 77W-Joey Wirth (18); 12. 56X-Mark Chisholm (2); 13. 60E-Mark Billings (17); 14. 5H-Casey Hicks (7); 15. 6-Rick Horn (13); 16. 15L-Merril Lamb (12); 17. 9H-Emilio Hoover (14); 18. 9X-Garet Williamson (16); 19. 84S-Shaun Shapel (19).

POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League Main Event (30 Laps): 1. 3N-Jake Neuman (3); 2. 44S-Andrew Felker (18); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell (10); 4. 7U-Kyle Jones (14); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy (5); 6. 11-Daniel Robinson (21); 7. 67-Holley Hollan (8); 8. 17-Austin Brown (17); 9. 9-Daison Pursley (12); 10. 32-Trey Marcham (13); 11. 8M-Kade Morton (22); 12. 5D-Zach Daum (2); 13. 42-Hank Davis (4); 14. 7M-Chance Morton (1); 15. 20G-Noah Gass (20); 16. 321-Chad Winfrey (15); 17. 2H-Luke Howard (9); 18. 2-A.J. Gilbert (23); 19. 3H-Wesley Smith (16); 20. 19S-Trey Gropp (7); 21.7X-Blake Edwards (11); 22. 3B-Shelby Bosie (19); 23. 15L-Merril Lamb (24); 24. 08-Cannon McIntosh (6) [DQ-Weight]. Lap Leader(s); Daum 1; C. Morton 2-21; McIntosh 22-30. Hard Charger(s): Felker +16.

 

 

Grosz, Amdahl and Halverson Victorious at Jackson Motorplex During New Fashion Pork Night

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 12, 2019) - Parity continued to reign supreme at Jackson Motorplex on Friday when two drivers reached Victory Lane for the first time this season during New Fashion Pork Night.

There have been 17 different winners in 19 official A Mains at the track this season.

Lee Grosz captured the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars main event and Elliot Amdahl was the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids feature winner. It marked their first triumph at the 4/10-mile oval this year as neither division has had a multiple-race winner in 2019.

Brandon Halverson was also victorious as he claimed the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc victory to become the first two-time winner in one of the regular divisions at Jackson Motorplex this season.

Grosz took advantage of timely cautions to lead all 25 laps en route to the victory. Trey Starks, who tied his career-best finish at the track of second, was in position to pounce in traffic two times when a caution came out to give Grosz a clear track. The final opportunity came with five laps remaining and Grosz didn't see traffic again before the checkered flag was waved.

"I kept jumping the cushion and (am) lucky a caution came out," he said during a Victory Lane interview. "Before that caution with five laps to go I got my wing too far back. I had my hands full."

Jack Dover rounded out the podium with 14th-starting Terry McCarl placing fourth and Thomas Kennedy ending fifth.

Dusty Zomer, Grosz, Tommy Barber and Eric Lutz were the heat race winners. Lutz also won the dash and Derrik Lusk claimed the B Main.

Amdahl held off sixth-starting Kaleb Johnson during the 20-lap Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids A Main. Ryan Voss finished third with Colin Smith fourth and Brandon Bosma fifth.

Sam Henderson and Amdahl each won a heat race.

Halverson hustled to his first NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc win since the season opener. Johnny Parsons III rallied from seventh to second place with Jake Kouba scoring a third-place finish. Jeremy Kerzman was fourth and Alex Schriever placed fifth.

Donovan Peterson and Eric Schultz were the heat race victors. Halverson, Kouba, Bryan Roach and Peterson each set quick time during their group's qualifying session.

Jackson Motorplex has a pair of events on tap next week. It begins on Wednesday for the Sea Foam 50 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Heartland Steel RaceSaver Sprint Cars presented by Wyffels Hyrbids and the Late Model Street Stock Series.

The oval will then host Livewire Printing Company Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc next Friday.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (July 12, 2019) -

MIDWEST POWER SERIES/MSTS 360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz (1); 2. 44-Trey Starks (4); 3. 81-Jack Dover (5); 4. 4X-Terry McCarl (14); 5. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (8); 6. 5-Dusty Zomer (9); 7. 33M-Mason Daniel (22); 8. 6-Eric Lutz (2); 9. 20G-Chris Graf (17); 10. 09-Matt Juhl (19); 11. 17B-Ryan Bickett (11); 12. 75B-Tommy Barber (6); 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson (3); 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska (10); 15. 33-James Broty (12); 16. 4-Cody Hansen (16); 17. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (23); 18. 74-Brodie Tulloch (13); 19. 2-Derrik Lusk (21); 20. 50-Chase Viebrock (7); 21. 35L-Cody Ledger (20); 22. 86-Donovan Peterson (18); 23. 33B-Scott Broty (15); 24. (DNF) 23W-Scott Winters (24).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk (1); 2. 33M-Mason Daniel (5); 3. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (2); 4. 23W-Scott Winters (7); 5. 2H-Bill Boles (3); 6. 14K-Tori Knutson (9); 7. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (16); 8. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (13); 9. 15C-Carter Chevalier (11); 10. 33S-Trevor Smith (12); 11. 101-Chuck McGillivray (10); 12. 5M-Troy Manteufel (15); 13. (DNF) 37-Sye Anderson (8); 14. (DNF) 03-Jamey Ogston (17); 15. (DNF) 14-Jody Rosenboom (4); 16. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (6); 17. (DNF) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (14); (DNS) 83-Justin Henderson.

Dash (4 Laps): 1. 6-Eric Lutz (1); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (4); 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson (6); 4. 81-Jack Dover (2); 5. 44-Trey Starks (5); 6. 75B-Tommy Barber (3).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Dusty Zomer (1); 2. 81-Jack Dover (4); 3. 50-Chase Viebrock (6); 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett (7); 5. 33-James Broty (9); 6. 33B-Scott Broty (10); 7. 14K-Tori Knutson (2); 8. 15C-Carter Chevalier (5); 9. 03-Jamey Ogston (3); 10. (DNF) 83-Justin Henderson (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz (7); 2. 74-Brodie Tulloch (1); 3. 4-Cody Hansen (2); 4. 4X-Terry McCarl (6); 5. 2-Derrik Lusk (3); 6. 33M-Mason Daniel (4); 7. 23W-Scott Winters (5); 8. 20-Brant O'Banion (10); 9. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (8); 10. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (9).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 75B-Tommy Barber (2); 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson (4); 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (6); 4. 86-Donovan Peterson (1); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (3); 6. 09-Matt Juhl (7); 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom (9); 8. 37-Sye Anderson (8); 9. (DNF) 5M-Troy Manteufel (5).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Eric Lutz (5); 2. 44-Trey Starks (6); 3. 20G-Chris Graf (1); 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8); 5. 2H-Bill Boles (3); 6. 35L-Cody Ledger (7); 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray (2); 8. 33S-Trevor Smith (4); 9. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (9).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (3); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (6); 3. 1S-Ryan Voss (4); 4. 05-Colin Smith (8); 5. 23-Brandon Bosma (9); 6. 4S-Michael Stien (7); 7. 56-Bill Johnson (11); 8. 5J-Javen Ostermann (14); 9. 7-Johnny Sullivan (2); 10. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (5); 11. 83-Sam Henderson (1); 12. 12L-John Lambertz (10); 13. 8-Micah Slendy (12); 14. 27-Rick Schroeder (13); 15. 7K-Karlee Becker (15); (DNS) 1CC-Clayton Christensen.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 83-Sam Henderson (1); 2. 7-Johnny Sullivan (2); 3. 4S-Michael Stien (5); 4. 22-Kaleb Johnson (4); 5. 12L-John Lambertz (7); 6. (DNF) 5J-Javen Ostermann (3); 7. (DNF) 1CC-Clayton Christensen (6); 8. (DNF) 7K-Karlee Becker (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (2); 2. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (4); 3. 23-Brandon Bosma (6); 4. 1S-Ryan Voss (3); 5. 05-Colin Smith (5); 6. 56-Bill Johnson (7); 7. 8-Micah Slendy (1); 8. 27-Rick Schroeder (8).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (3); 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III (7); 3. 6-Jake Kouba (2); 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (4); 5. 0-Alex Schriever (9); 6. 16-Anna Kouba (10); 7. 99-Bryan Roach (11); 8. 22-Jeff Pellersels (6); 9. 55-Joseph Kouba (13); 10. 48-Neal Matuska (12); 11. (DNF) 38X-Eric Schultz (5); 12. (DNF) 7-Clinton Bruns (8); 13. (DNF) 19B-Jack Berger (14); 14. (DNF) 19-Donovan Peterson (1).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Donovan Peterson (2); 2. 6-Jake Kouba (3); 3. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (4); 4. 7-Clinton Bruns (1); 5. 99-Bryan Roach (6); 6. 16-Anna Kouba (5); 7. 55-Joseph Kouba (7).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 38X-Eric Schultz (1); 2. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (4); 3. 22-Jeff Pellersels (2); 4. 0-Alex Schriever (5); 5. 12-Johnny Parsons III (3); 6. 48-Neal Matuska (6); 7. 19B-Jack Berger (7).

Qualifying 1 (3 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, 00:16.589(4); 2. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, 00:16.637(3); 3. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:17.410(2); 4. 55-Joseph Kouba, 00:17.518(1).

Qualifying 2 (3 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba, 00:16.891(1); 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III, 00:17.075(4); 3. 38X-Eric Schultz, 00:17.396(3); 4. 16-Anna Kouba, 00:17.405(2).

Qualifying 3 (3 Laps): 1. 99-Bryan Roach, 00:17.437(3); 2. 48-Neal Matuska, 00:17.456(2); 3. 19B-Jack Berger, 00:17.843(1).

Qualifying 4 (3 Laps): 1. 19-Donovan Peterson, 00:17.231(2); 2. 22-Jeff Pellersels, 00:17.232(3); 3. 7-Clinton Bruns, 00:17.394(1).

UP NEXT -

Wednesday for the Sea Foam 50 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Heartland Steel RaceSaver Sprint Cars presented by Wyffels Hyrbids and the Late Model Street Stock Series

Friday for Livewire Printing Company Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

Reed scores 3rd Attica 410 win, Miller takes 2nd 305 victory, Valenti tames trucks

 

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Oh. - Byron Reed has served notice that he will be a force to deal with when the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series comes to Attica Raceway Park Tuesday, July 16 for the 31st Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. The eight time Attica champion took the lead with just seven laps to go and drove to his second straight 410 sprint car win of the year at "Ohio's Finest Racing" venue and the third of the season at the track.

Reed, from Monclova, Ohio, now has 42 career wins at Attica as he inches closer to Mark Keegan who has the most all-time 410 wins at the track with 56.

DJ Foos was able to finish fourth, putting him into contention for the $10,000 championship of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group as series' point leader Buddy Kofoid spun lat in the race and Cap Henry, who came into the night second in points, had a tire go flat in his heat and he did not transfer out of the B-main.

Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller is on a hot streak in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. The former Attica track champion took the lead on lap six and drove to his second straight win at Attica and the fourth straight over all as he has also won the last two features at Fremont Speedway. The victory is the 21st of his career in the division at Attica, placing him in a tie with Bryan Scott for fourth on the track's all-time win list.

The win also vaults Miller into a very tight point battle with John Ivy for the KS Sales & Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales title.

Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti survived a crash-filled dirt truck feature to score his second division win of the year at Attica. It was the 17th dirt truck win of his career at the track as he sits atop the division all-time win list.

Brian Lay led the first 17 laps of the Callie's Performance Products 410 A-main before Travis Philo slid in front on lap 18. Reed used a lapped car as a pick to grab the lead on lap 24 and held off Tim Shaffer on a late race restart for the victory.

"It's a different level of competition with the World of Outlaws. I'm feeling very comfortable though and I hope to do well Tuesday. Talked to Paul Kistler tonight and this is my favorite motor and everything feels right in the world when this combination is working. I want to thank Paul and Crown Battery and my mom and dad and my crew Kurt, Kevin and Dick and tonight my son Luke is here with me. Especially my mom....you guys don't know but we've been through some thick and thin here the past couple of years and she means a lot to me," said an emotional Reed.

Miller rim-road around the tough cushion to take the lead from Bobby Clark on lap six and avoid a lapped car that spun right in front of him with 11 laps to go and drove away for the Fremont Fence 305 A-main win.

"I had that ledge built up pretty good down in three and four and the car was getting really really tight with five to go so I had to be on my toes and be ready to correct if it caught. I have to thank Ryan French, Phil Rister, Eric Slade...we just got a brand new shock package on this car this week and definitely happy with the performance," said Miller beside his Fostoria Mod Shop/Crown Battery/Sonic Hauling/Pen Monster.com/Brad’s Barbecue/Napa of Attica/Avon by Angie/Griff’s Engines/Color Street by Jaime Hennig/Reedtown Tavern/York Carpet Outlet/Branham Builders/Imprint Logo backed #26.

Valenti grabbed the lead from the drop of the green in the 15 lap dirt truck feature. He had to survive six cautions and held off Brad Keckler for the win.

"Last couple of weeks have been pretty tough with the way we've been treated. I try to race everybody clean and hope they would do the same...you find out who your friends really are. I have to thank Jeff Babcock for putting me in this thing and all our sponsors," said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Best Performance Motorsports/A Plus Auto Center/KS Sales & Service/Gressman Powersports backed #7B.

Brian Lay and TJ Michael brought the field to green for the 30 lap 410 sprint A-main with Lay taking the early advantage over Travis Philo, Michael, Reed, Nate Dussel, Tim Shaffer, DJ Foos, Stuart Brubaker, Hunter Schuerenberg and Buddy Kofoid. Reed moved into third on the second circuit with Dussel taking fourth a lap later.

The first caution flew on lap eight for an Andrew Scheuerele spin with Lay leading Philo, Reed, Dussel and Shaffer who had charged from 11th starting spot. On the restart Dussel drove into third but Reed returned the favor a lap later. Philo caught lay on lap 13 as the pair battled for the lead. Philo executed a slider for the lead on lap 18 and Reed got by Lay for second a lap later.

Exiting turn two with lapped traffic ahead, Reed made his winning move, using the lapped car as a pick to take the lead on lap 24. Shaffer took second with four laps to go and started to close on Reed just as the caution flew for fourth running Kofoid who was battling with Philo for third. with three laps to go, Reed got a great restart and drove to the win over Shaffer, Philo, Foos and 14th starter Cale Conley.

Bobby Clark and Mike Keegan paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Clark bolting into the lead over Kyle Capodice, Miller and Keegan. Miller drove into second a lap later and immediately challenged Clark for the lead, taking it with a drive off the cushion in turns three and four on lap six. Miller began to pull away until encountering heavy lapped traffic with 12 laps to go allowing Clark and Capodice to close.

Ted Peck spun right in front of the leaders for the only caution on lap 14 as Miller and Clark narrowly missed him. On the restart Miller blasted to the caution and drove away for the win. Cark held off a charging Seth Schneider for second with Capodice and Mitch Harble rounding out the top five.

Andy Keegan and Paul Brown Jr. brought the field to green for the truck feature but fourth starter Valenti grabbed the lead. Three cautions in the first five laps kept the field in check with Valenti leading Keegan, Brown, Brian Arnold, Brad Keckler and Jeff Ward. Brown and Keegan tangled on lap six battling for second, handing the runner-up spot to Keckler.

Cautions fell on lap 10, 11, 12 and 13 which kept the field close. Valenti pulled away the final three laps for the win over Keckler, Ward, Arnold and Eric Devanna.

Gates open Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. for the return of the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Attica Raceway Park will again pay World of Outlaws memberships for the top 15 in weekly points going into Tuesday. There is also a lot of bonus money up for grabs for the top 15 in Attica points.

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

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Attica Raceway Park
Friday, July 12, 2019
Smith Family Foods/Croghan Colonial Bank Night
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410 Sprints - Callie's Performance Products

Qualifying
1.16-DJ Foos, 12.799; 2.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.994; 3.25M-Chris Andrews, 13.058; 4.1-Nate Dussel, 13.069; 5.91-Cale Thomas, 13.083; 6.49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.091; 7.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.245; 8.70-Henry Malcuit, 13.253; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.270; 10.5T-Travis Philo, 13.287; 11.23-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.310; 12.4-Cap Henry, 13.315; 13.3C-Cale Conley, 13.323; 14.5-Byron Reed, 13.326; 15.45L-Brian Lay, 13.341; 16.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.347; 17.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.350; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 13.393; 19.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.404; 20.71-Aryton Olsen, 13.418; 21.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.479; 22.2AU-Andrew Scheuerele, 13.538; 23.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.563; 24.2+-Brian Smith, 13.580; 25.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.677; 26.40I-Mark Imler, 13.925; 27.7-Dylan Kingan, 13.992; 28.96AU-Bruce White, 14.427;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 7. 7-Dylan Kingan[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 3. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 6. 40I-Mark Imler[7] ; 7. 4-Cap Henry[3]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 3. 71-Aryton Olsen[1] ; 4. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerele[5] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 25M-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[3] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 33W-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 7. 70-Henry Malcuit[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 33W-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas[8] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[3] ; 4. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 5. 4-Cap Henry[10] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 9. 7-Dylan Kingan[9] ; 10. 40I-Mark Imler[6] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 12. 70-Henry Malcuit[12]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer[11] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[5] ; 5. 3C-Cale Conley[14] ; 6. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 7. 25M-Chris Andrews[10] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[19] ; 11. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 12. 91-Cale Thomas[18] ; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams[20] ; 14. 33W-Caleb Griffith[17] ; 15. 71-Aryton Olsen[13] ; 16. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[7] ; 17. 22B-Ryan Broughton[15] ; 18. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 19. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerele[16] ; 20. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[12]
Hard Charger: 49x-Tim Shaffer +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[7] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[9] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[1] ; 8. 5-Kody Brewer[6] ; 9. 22-Justin Lusk[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[4] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[3] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7] ; 8. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. X-Mike Keegan[1] ; 2. 25R-Mitch Harble[2] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[8] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[6] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[7] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[3]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 3. 28-Tad Peck[4] ; 4. 3X-Brandon Riehl[6] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[7] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[5] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[2] ; 9. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8] ; 10. 22-Justin Lusk[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 25R-Mitch Harble[8] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[13] ; 9. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 12. 77I-John Ivy[11] ; 13. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[14] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[17] ; 15. 19R-Steve Rando[16] ; 16. 4*-Tyler Street[12] ; 17. 3V-Chris Verda[15] ; 18. 3X-Brandon Riehl[19] ; 19. 5-Kody Brewer[20] ; 20. 28-Tad Peck[18]
Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +5

Dirt Trucks -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[3] ; 3. 1X-Brad Keckler[5] ; 4. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 5. 7X-Dana Frey[4] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 7. 04-Jeff Hites[8] ; 8. 25-Bryce Black[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 1-John Brooks[3] ; 2. 33W-Jeff Ward[2] ; 3. P51-Paul Brown Jr[1] ; 4. 0-Andy Keegan[7] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[4] ; 6. 75-Adam Dible[6] ; 7. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7] ; 2. 16-Jim Halcomb[5] ; 3. 37-Eric Devanna[3] ; 4. 33A-Brian Arnold[6] ; 5. 67-Ben Clapp[4] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[2] ; 7. 8W-Austin White[1]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 1X-Brad Keckler[11] ; 3. 33W-Jeff Ward[7] ; 4. 33A-Brian Arnold[3] ; 5. 37-Eric Devanna[6] ; 6. 67-Ben Clapp[15] ; 7. 1-John Brooks[12] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[16] ; 9. 83-Noah Wagner[5] ; 10. 26-Kyle Lagrou[14] ; 11. 04-Jeff Hites[19] ; 12. 11-Austin Gibson[18] ; 13. 25-Bryce Black[22] ; 14. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 15. P51-Paul Brown Jr[2] ; 16. 7X-Dana Frey[13] ; 17. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[20] ; 18. 8W-Austin White[21] ; 19. 16-Jim Halcomb[10] ; 20. 75-Adam Dible[17] ; 21. 0-Andy Keegan[1] ; 22. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[9]

 

 

Mitchell Faccinto Scores Second Win Of 2019 Speedweek; First-Ever Win At Sunset Speedway Park

 By Ben Deatherage Banks, Oregon- Thursday, July 11th just so happened to be the date reserved for Sunset Speedway Park for Speedweek Northwest. Despite some cloudy weather earlier in the day, the race did not disappoint. Twenty-cars were in the pits at the “Banks Bullring” making the journey from the states of Oregon, Washington, California, and Oklahoma as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Hanford, California pilot Mitchell Faccinto was the one to beat in the main event. Racing for car owner Stan Greenberg, Faccinto, worked his magic in both open traffic and while negotiating the lapped cars. Only briefly was he held up but after a slight hold up he managed with the tail end of the field he was able to work it out and cruise to the main event victory. It is Mitchell’s third career Speedweek win, second of the 2019 schedule, and the first time he has won at SSP.

Elverta, California’s Steven Tiner was a respectable second while Justin Sanders, of Aromas, California, placed third. Teenagers Devon Borden, from Raymond, Washington, and Harrisburg’s Tyler Thompson were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Earlier in the night Devon Borden broke the old track record of 12.424 seconds, set by Michael Kofoid last year, and lowered it down to an incredible 11.367 seconds. Heat race wins went to Jake Wheeler of Central Point, Foresthill, California’s Ryan Robinson in the Vern Morrison entry, and Seth Bergman now residing in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Speedweek Northwest returns to Cottage Grove Speedway on Friday, July 13th and will remain there on Saturday, the 14th. The schedule for Friday and Saturday is as follows with the Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30, and Time Trials at 5:30 with Racing beginning at 6:00. Tickets per race are $15.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $12.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

If you can only make a race or two don’t worry as we have you covered with live streaming lap to lap coverage courtesy of Dirt Oval TV. As in the previous four Speedweeks, it will be once again sanctioned by the Western Sprint Tour. For the latest news and information be sure and either visit the Western Sprint Tour Facebook page or the series website at http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com/western-sprint-tour .

2019 Speedweek Northwest Schedule Monday, July 8th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California (Mitchell Faccinto) Tuesday, July 9th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon (Rained Out) Wednesday, July 10th- Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Justin Sanders) Thursday, July 11th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (Mitchell Faccinto) Friday, July 12th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Saturday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

Race Results Speedweek Northwest Round #3 Thursday, July 11th, 2019 Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon

Quick Time: Devon Borden 11.367 (New Track Record) Heat Race Winners: Jake Wheeler (1), Ryan Robinson (2), Seth Bergman (3) Trophy Dash Winner: Steven Tiner A-Feature: 1. Mitchell Faccinto; 2. Steven Tiner; 3. Justin Sanders; 4. Devon Borden; 5. Tyler Thompson; 6. Tony Gualda; 7. Ryan Robinson; 8. Justyn Cox; 9. Seth Bergman; 10. Jake Wheeler; 11. Colby Copeland; 12. Tanner Holmes; 13. Jesse Love; 14. Kyle Miller; 15. Jake Haulot; 16. Nate Schank; 17. John Clark; 18. Jake Gilman; 19. Corbyn Fauver; 20. Emily Williams

 

 

Mason Daniel Wins His First Career Sprint Invaders Feature at Lee County!

(Bill W) Donnellson, IA, July 11, 2019 – Mason Daniel claimed his first career Sprint Invaders feature victory Thursday night at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. The win was worth $1,500 to the Springville, California native and came aboard the Mason Daniel Racing #33m.

Ayrton Gennetten, who had dominated the Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash, took the early lead from outside row on in the 20-lap main event. Sixteen-year-old Riley Goodno, who was making his first Sprint Invaders appearance, trailed him from his pole position, followed by Daniel, Kaley Gharst and Josh Higday.

Colton Fisher spun with a lap in the books, bringing the first of two cautions. The second came on the restart. Gharst shot from fourth to second on the dry surface, before something went awry in turn three for him, and he spun to the infield and out of the race.

Gennetten led Goodno, Daniel, Higday and Jamie Ball back to green. Daniel quickly ducked under Goodno into second and pursued the leader, while Ball garnered fourth. 2016 series champion, Chris Martin, was on the move as well, having worked from his 14th starting spot to fifth by lap four.

Gennetten entered lapped traffic on the ninth circuit. Two laps later, a lapped car got sideways in front of him. The third generation driver from Missouri checked up, and Daniel seized the opportunity, exploding into the lead. About the same time, Ball worked his way by Goodno into third.

Daniel pulled away to the checkers, ahead of Gennetten, Ball, hard-charger Martin and Goodno. Higday, John Schulz, Carson McCarl, Parker Price-Miller and Harold Pohren rounded out the top ten. Ball, Gharst and Daniel won heat races, and Martin won the B main. Joey Laue took a nasty ride that launched him over the turn three fence. He walked away under his own power.

“Early in the race, I was able to get third, and get to second after a couple yellows,” said Daniel in front of a good Lee County Fair crowd. “It was mainly about saving your tires. Once the rubber came in, I knew if I could stay within somewhat of a distance to him…when we got in lapped traffic, it would be harder for him. That’s what happened, and once we got the lead, we never looked back. I first came here last year and ran fifth. I came hear earlier this year in a 410 and got second. Now, I finally got to get a win here. It’s pretty cool. It’s a very fun race track. It’s up there in my favorites.”

“Both times I’ve been here, the same thing happened,” said Gennetten. “The last time, (Josh) Schneiderman and I were racing for the lead and a lapped car spun out in front of us and took us out. This time, a lapped car just got shoved up in the loose stuff and came down the track. I thought he was going to the infield, so I sort of checked up. That’s all Mason needed to get by me. We were fast all night. I can’t say enough about the help we had tonight. It was great to have Jeff (Mitrisin) helping us. We were fast. Sometimes it just doesn’t go that way. We’ll see what’s in store for us Saturday at Knoxville.”

“We had a really good start the first time before it got called back,” said Ball. “The car was good overall. It got better as the race got going. We really got those guys reeled in to where we could see them again…both Gennetten and Daniel there. A couple lapped cars got in there, and got to racing each other. I just couldn’t squeeze by them. It was a good top three run. Hopefully, we’re starting to hit our stride with the big races coming up.”

The Sprint Invaders next action will be Wednesday, July 24, at the Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa during the Dubuque County Fair.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 20 laps: 1. 33m, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (5) 2. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (2) 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (6) 4. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (14) 5. 22, Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA (1) 6. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (3) 7. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (9) 8. 17A, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (13) 9. 50, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (16) 10. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (7) 11. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (10) 12. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (15) 13. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (11) 14. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (12) 15. 88, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (19) 16. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (17) 17. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (18) 18. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (8) 19. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (4) 20. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (20). Lap Leaders: Gennetten 1-10, Daniel 11-20.. KSE Hard-charger: C. Martin.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Jamie Ball (2) 2. Josh Higday (4) 3. Harold Pohren (1) 4. Colton Fisher (3) 5. Carson McCarl (7) / 6. 4*, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (6) 7. Dustin Selvage (8) 8. 17J, Joey Laue, Morning Sun, IA (5)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Kaley Gharst (4) 2. Riley Goodno (1) 3. Jon Agan (6) 4. Tanner Gebhardt (2) 5. Daniel Bergquist (3) / 6. Dustin Clark (8) 7. Justin Buchholz (7) 8. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (5)

Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Mason Daniel (1) 2. Ayrton Gennetten (6) 3. John Schulz (4) 4. Cody Wehrle (3) 5. Josh Schneiderman (8) / 6. Chris Martin (5) 7. Parker Price-Miller (7) 8. 11c, Mason Campbell, New Berlin, IL (2)

B main (started), 12 laps: 1. Chris Martin (3) 2. Dustin Clark (2) 3. Parker Price-Miller (6) 4. Dustin Selvage (4) 5. Justin Buchholz (5) / 6. Brayden Gaylord (8) 7. Mason Campbell (9) 8. Bailey Goldesberry (1) 9. Joey Laue (7)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (1) 2. Josh Higday (2) 3. Kaley Gharst (4) 4. Mason Daniel (5) 5. Jamie Ball (6) 6. Riley Goodno (3)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Cody Wehrle
Saldana Racing Products – Tanner Gebhardt
Kreitz Oval Track Products – Dustin Selvage

 

 

Westfall & Pauch Jr. Take Ronnie Tobias Memorial Wins At Kutztown's Action Track USA

Colin White Steals 600 Sprint Victory; Dylan Hoch & Kasey Hufcut Triumph In Slingshot Mains

Kutztown, PA (July 10) - A one-month forced hiatus had everyone aching for some racing at Kutztown's Championship Energy Action Track USA. And Wednesday night's Ronnie Tobias Memorial did not disappoint as the fast and furious competition kept the fans on the edge of their seats in every one of the five big feature races.

The seventh annual Ronnie Tobias Memorial, presented by Scott Fick Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling along with VBC Construction, was highlighted by Twin 20's for the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs. Ohio's Matt Westfall and Jersey boy Billy Pauch Jr. were victorious in those 20-lap mains, with each driver also finishing second to the other in the feature he didn't win.

A wildly entertaining Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprint feature came down to the last lap, where the gloves came off and the sparks were flying as Colin White ducked under the first and second place cars to snatch the popular victory.

Dylan Hoch scored his third All Star Slingshot triumph of the season in that division's 40-lap main, and Kasey Hufcut recorded a dominating win in the 15-lapper for the Junior Slingshots.

Championship Energy Action Track USA swings back into race mode on Wednesday, July 17, with a third attempt (of the year) to run the Goldie & Elton Meitzler Memorial for the USAC SpeedSTRs, Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints, All Star Slingshots, and the Berks County debut of the Restricted 600 Sprints. This will be a very special event because, for the first time since the speedway was renovated and became Action Track USA, the 600 Sprints will compete with wings bolted to the top of their roll cages.

"We've definitely found something with this car...it's really dialed in right now," explained Matt Westfall after his second straight SpeedSTR victory came in the first of Wednesday night's Twin 20's.

"The Flying Buckeye" lived up to his nickname in the opening 20-lapper, as he snared the runner-up spot from Earl Paules on the second trip around the clay, then fought off strong challenges from Trevor Kobylarz, Paules, and Tim Buckwalter during the first half of the race. Westfall eventually pulled ahead of those three competitors and began a slider-throwing battle with leader Steve Buckwalter. Westfall finally nosed ahead and became the leader on the 11th tour, leaving S. Buckwalter to duel with his cousin, Tim, in a slidefest for second place.

Steve Buckwalter began to backslide through the top five as Billy Pauch Jr., rebounding after his involvement in a multi-car incident on the original start, moved up to challenge Tim Buckwalter for runner-up honors. Soon after a restart with four to go, Pauch Jr. worked the low groove to wrestle second away from T. Buckwalter. He chased Westfall to the checkered, finishing 1.100-seconds behind the Ohio driver's No. 54. Tim Buckwalter, Trevor Kobylarz, and Earl Paules (with significant front end damage to his No. 8) made up the top five while TJ Mayberry, who started 18th, sliced his way to sixth at the end.

Race number two saw TJ sneak by Ken Meisner to lead the first revolution. On the fourth circuit, Billy Pauch Jr. went from third to first, passing both Meisner and Mayberry to gain the point. With Pauch, who hails from Milford, NJ, setting sail out front, attention turned to a terrific fifth-place scuffle between Kobylarz and Westfall. They traded the position several times until the yellow flag appeared at the halfway mark of the 20-lap affair. On the restart, Westfall powered into third. He and Meisner swapped slide jobs over the second half of the event until Westfall claimed the runner-up slot for good with four laps remaining. At the finish it was Pauch Jr. in for the win - his second in the Ronnie Tobias Memorial but first since the inaugural event back in 2013. It was also Pauch's second SpeedSTR triumph of the season and his all-time leading 17th win at the Berks County oval.

Westfall had to settle for second in this one, with Meisner scoring his best-ever Action Track USA finish by placing third. Alex Yankowski climbed from 18th to fourth and TJ Mayberry wound up fifth.

The 25-lap feature for the Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints will be remembered for a final two-lap shootout after a caution period with 23 complete. But prior to that, Tim Buckwalter, the all-time 600 Sprint win leader at Action Track USA, set the pace after starting on the pole. Nash Ely, Colin White, and Billy Koch waged war for the second spot, but that fight turned into a two-car tussle when Ely began to slip back through the field. White and Koch scratched and clawed as they battled for second, with Koch gaining the advantage with six to go. When White attempted to dive back under the No.. 66 in turn one, he got in a bit too hot, bumped the Koch machine, and nearly spun. White was able to gather his mount and continue, but he lost two positions in the process. As he admitted afterward, "I thought I gave it away right there."

But, in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, it's never over until it's over, and White was far from finished. When the clutch burned up on the Koch No. 66 and it wouldn't take off on a restart with two tours left, he collected Jason Swavely and the yellow flew again. That set up the final, frantic restart and two-lap slugfest that decided the race.

Buckwalter still led, and Strada was now second with White back to third and 14th starter Billy Pauch Jr. in fourth. As they roared back into turns one and two, Buckwalter chose the high groove but got a little loose exiting turn two. Strada shot to his inside and pulled ahead as they drag raced down the back chute. Buckwalter went back to the top in three while Strada picked the middle of the banking, and White, in a dramatic charge, made a bonzai dive to the bottom. As White nosed ahead, Strada slid up and Buckwalter came off the middle of turn four. They were three-wide for an instant, but White motored on as Buckwalter and Strada made hard contact at the exit of the fourth turn. Both cars came to a stop, side by side and just about 75 feet from the checkered flag.

White streaked to the line, notching his second career win at the speedway on the Kutztown Fairgrounds. Pauch Jr. avoided the disabled cars of Strada and Buckwalter and finished second with point leader Kenny Miller III ending up third. Eleventh-starting Damon Paul weaved his way to fourth and John Barnett maneuvered from 16th to fifth.

Mertztown, PA's Dylan Hoch started third in the 40-lap main for the All Star Slingshots, but he did not stay there for long. Hoch ducked under Taylor Mills to grab second on the second trip around the clay. Mills, Dave Carraghan, Jared Silfee, and Scott Neary scuffled for third as Hoch went after race leader Brett Bieber. On the seventh circuit, Hoch muscled past Bieber to secure the top spot while Mills, Carraghan, and Silfee went three-wide for third. As Hoch took off with the lead, Carraghan emerged from the three-car fight to run third and he began to hassle Bieber for the runner-up position. That battle went right down to the wire as Hoch cruised to his third victory of the year and Bieber held off Carraghan for second place money. Silfee and Neary completed the top five.

Kasey Hufcut won his first Junior Slingshot feature at Action Track USA, leading all 15-laps of the event. Aidan Donaldson, Paulie Hartwig III, Tyler Ulsh, and James Hendricks diced for positions two through five throughout the race, with Ulsh finally claiming second place and trying, but not succeeding, to run down the leader.

Hufcut waltzed to the victory over Ulsh, who was last year's Junior Slingshot point champion at Action Track USA. Hartwig ran a stong race to finish third, with Hendricks and Logan Bauman rounding out the top five.

Action Track Sidebites:

The healthy car count included 24 SpeedSTRs, 43 of the 600 Sprints, 23 All Star Slingshots, and 14 of the Junior Slingshots.

Due to the format of the Ronnie Tobias Memorial (Twin 20's for the SpeedSTRs and five total features), only the Junior Slingers ran heat races. The SpeedSTRs, 600 Sprints, and All Star Slingshots took part in timed dashes (group time trials), then the fastest drivers in the 600's and Slingshots competed in Dash Races to determine the top starting positions in their respective features. A pair of B-Mains were also run to lock in the final qualifiers for the 600 Sprint main.

Setting quick time in the group time trials were Matt Westfall in SpeedSTRs (11.809-seconds); Tyler Brehm in 600's (11.510-seconds), and Dylan Hoch in the All Star Slingshots (13.753-seconds).

The two Dash Races for the 600 Sprints went to Jason Swavely and Tim Buckwalter, who both earned a new Hoosier right-rear tire for their victories. The 600 B-Main winners were Chad Sandt and Austin Quick.

Brett Bieber won the All Star Slingshot Dash. Kasey Hufcut and Jacob Taylor were victorious in the Junior Slingshot heat races.

Wednesday, July 17 is the Goldie & Elton Meitzler Memorial as the SpeedSTRs compete in a 30-lap feature, the All Star Slingshots will go 20-laps, the Restricted 600 Sprints debut with a 15-lap main, and the Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints run wild and winged for the very first time at Action Track USA. They will compete in a 25-lap feature and all divisions will also take part in qualifying events.

Pit Gates open at 4 p.m. and grandstand ticket booths open up at 5:00. Warm-ups get underway at 6:15 and racing begins immediately after the hot lap sessions.

Coming up on July 24 is the twice rained out Dick Tobias Classic for the SpeedSTRs. The 75-lapper that pays $5,000 to win will kick off the evening, then it's a full program of USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, Hyper Racing EVO Injection (wingless) 600 Sprints, All Star Slingshots, and Junior Slingshots. The All Star Slingers will compete in the Kutztown Komet 100, the race in which all cars that enter will start the 100-lap grind.

The month of July ends with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Championship making its Action Track USA debut on Wednesday the 31st. Joining the mighty Midgets will be Night One of Hyper Racing 600 Sprint Speedweek presented by 600cc Performance. The entire program is being sponsored by Belfor Property Restoration of Allentown.

That is alot of reasons to come on out for your midweek motorsports adrenaline rush, at the track where the Superstars come to race...Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds!

Ronnie Tobias Memorial Results:
USAC All-Pro SpeedSTR Feature (20 Laps) -- 1. Matt Westfall 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Trevor Kobylarz 5. Earl Paules 6. TJ Mayberry 7. Ken Meisner 8. Pat Bealer 9. Stephen Nederostek 10. Chad Jones 11. Briggs Danner 12. Kevin Graver 13. Casey Boone 14. Steve Buckwalter 15. Mike Mahaney 16. Mike Bednar 17. Brad Brightbill 18. Alex Yankowski 19. Rick Leaper 20. Andy Haus 21. Tom Mayberry 22. Matt Janisch 23. Alex Bright 24. Gary Wagner.
USAC All-Pro SpeedSTR Feature (20 Laps) -- 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Matt Westfall 3. Ken Meisner 4. Alex Yankowski 5. TJ Mayberry 6. Steve Buckwalter 7. Earl Paules 8. Pat Bealer 9. Mike Mahaney 10. Chad Jones 11. Stephen Nederostek 12. Brad Brightbill 13. Casey Boone 14. Trevor Kobylarz 15. Tim Buckwalter 16. Briggs Danner 17. Kevin Graver 18. Gary Wagner. DNS: Mike Bednar, Rick Leaper, Andy Haus, Tom Mayberry, Matt Janisch, Alex Bright.
Hyper Racing EVO Injections 600 Sprint Cars (25 Laps) -- 1. Colin White 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Kenny Miller 4. Damon Paul 5. John Barnett 6. John Josko 7. Mike Mahaney 8. Christian Bruno 9. Tyler Brehm 10. Austin Quick 11. Aaron Bollinger 12. Joe Kay 13. Jesse Maurer 14. Jay Hartman 15. Richie Hartman 16. Jacob Balliet 17. Jason Swavely 18. Fred Heinly 19. Doug Snyder 20. Eddie Strada 21. Tim Buckwalter 22. Billy Koch 23. Alex Bright 24. Chad Sandt 25. Steven Snyder 26. Junior Ankiewicz 27. Nash Ely 28. Jacob Severn 29. Mike Linderman.

DNQ: Eric Ankiewicz, Lavar Scott, Wayne Scott, Brad Smith, Tyler Henry, Aidan Borden, Cody West, Ryan Groff, Scott Slater, Joey Amantea, Logan Rumsey, Joe Nemeth, Jared Lilly, Troy Pennington.
All-Star Slingshots (40 Laps) -- 1. Dylan Hoch 2. Brett Bieber 3. Dave Carraghan 4. Jared Silfee 5. Scott Neary 6. Shelby McLaughlin 7. Tyler Hoch 8. Amanda Angstadt 9. Dakota Kohler 10. Zachary Steffy 11. Nick Vinciguerra 12. Gavin Danner 13. Justin Schenk 14. Devin Whitmoyer 15. Tanner VanDoren 16. Justin Thompson 17. Mark Mohr 18. Ryan Davey 19. Taylor Mills 20. Faith Turnbaugh 21. Austin Daniels 22. Kyle Herve 23. Matt Miller.
Junior Slingshots (15 Laps) -- 1. Kasey Hufcut 2. Tyler Ulsh 3. Paul Hartwig III 4. James Hendricks 5. Logan Bauman 6. Talan Carter 7. Aidan Donaldson 8. Aaron Dilner 9. Tucker Cole 10. Joey Lyle 11. Jacob Bierman 12. Joshua Allen 13. Jacob Taylor 14. Aidan Elliott.

 

 

 

BILBEE TOPS THE RUMBLE AT THE FAIR

Terre Haute, IN - July 10, 2019 - Sprint Car competitor Nick Bilbee
won the RUMBLE AT THE FAIR Wednesday night at the Terre Haute Action
Track. The mid- week special event was sanctioned by the BRANDEIS
Midwest Sprint Car Series and held as an attraction during the Vigo
County Fair.

Bilbee started fifth in the field of cars that was set for the
feature during two heat races. The Indianapolis driver took the lead
in the feature on lap 10. Pole sitter Landon Simon had lead the
first lap. Then Mitch Wissmiller moved into the lead and held it the
next 8 laps before mechanical issues caused hin to drop out of the
race. Bilbee continued to lead with Max Adams of Loomis, CA,
finishing second. Landon Simon claimed third.
Dakota Jackson and Chase Stockon rounded out the top five.

The Feature victory was the first for Nick Bilbee in the MSCS series
He became the 65th different driver to add his name to the series
ALL TIME FEATURE WINNER LIST. Bilbee was driving Bilbee Motorsports
DRC sponsored by Bilbees RV Service and Apple Metal Polishing. The
car is owned by Dallas Bilbee.

Bilbee€™s move to the front included just enough passes to merit him
receiving the Certified Rentals Hard Charger of the Race Award. That
added another $100 to his $3,000 victory check.

The second five at the finish of the feature included Isaac Chapple
in sixth place to be followed by Aric Gentry, James Lyerla, Brandon
Mattox, and Stephen Schnapf. Collin Ambrose received the Wilwood
Tuff Brakes Award for his eleventh place finish.

In prelimnary action the two heat races were swift victories for
Dakota Jackson and Nick Bilbee. Jackson started on the pole and held
off group one fast qualifier Max Adams. Nick Bilbee won the second
heat from a fourth starting spot. Bilbee was also the fastest
qualifier in the second group which then started a perfect night at
the races.

On the awards scene, Kyle Cummins was recognized as the BRANDEIS
Mid-Season Champion and received $1,500 in cash at a presentation
prior to the MSCS heat races. Dakota Jackson was also present and
received a check for third place in points. Runner-up Brady Short
could not be present. A rain-out on June 6th had caused the
presentation to be delayed.

The BRANDEIS MSCS Sprint Cars will return to Terre Haute on Sunday
August 11th.
Next up for the series will be an appearance at Tri-State Speedway at
Haubstadt, IN, on Saturday July 13th. The 25 lap feature that night will
pay $2,500 to win. Racing for the SPRINT STAMPEDE will begin at 7:30 P.M.
C.D.T. The IMCA Racesaver Sprints and the MMSA Mini Sprints will also be
racing!

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY
RUMBLE AT THE FAIR
Terre Haute Action Track
Terre Haute, IN
July 10, 2019

BRANDEIS MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES:
(17 Entries)

FIRST HEAT - 17x Dakota Jackson, 5M Max Adams, 52 Isaac Chapple,
____________ 11 James Lyerla, 5s Chase Stockon, 10 Aric Gentry,
____________ 36 Collin Ambrose, 45 Eric Perrott, 5k Kent Schmidt

SECOND HEAT - 17 Nick Bilbee, 29 Mitch Wissmiller, 24 Landon Simon,
61m Stephen Schnapf, 28 Brandon Mattox, 7H
Kyle Hathaway,
90 Patrick Budde, 20 Chayse Hayhurst

FEATURE (25 Laps) - 17 Nick Bilbee, 5M Max Adams, 24 Landon Simon,
_________________ 17x Dakota Jackson, 5s Chase Stockon, 52 Isaac Chapple,
_________________ 10 Aric Gentry, 11 James Lyerla, 28 Brandon Mattox,
_________________ 61m Stephen Schnapf, 36 Collin Ambrose, 7J Kyle Hathaway,
_________________ 90 Patrick Budde, 5K Kent Schmidt, 20 Chase Hayhurst,
_________________ 45 Eric Perrott, 29 Mitch Wissmiller

 

 

Sanders Scores Wednesday Speedweek Northwest Win At Cottage Grove

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- Wednesday, July 10th would be a wild and crazy day but an incredible second night of racing for Speedweek Northwest presented by the Western Sprint Tour. The race, originally scheduled for Willamette Speedway, was canceled due to rain but Cottage Grove Speedway offered to pick up the race and run it at that facility instead. It is the first time such a thing has happened in the twenty-two history of Speedweek history. A total of twenty-one cars were in attendance representing the states of Oregon, Washington, California, and Oklahoma as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Come feature time Justin Sanders showed the field how to tame the historic -mile clay oval. The Aromas, California pilot set a blistering pace and fully used his edge over the field by starting on the inside front row. The main event witnessed six stoppages which for the most part were evenly spread out. It took lapped traffic factor mostly out of the equation until the final restart.

Sanders did receive a brief challenge late in the race from Rocklin, California’s Colby Copeland, racing for Santa Rosa-based car owners Jim and Annette Van Lare, but Sanders was quick to keep him behind. Justin led all thirty laps to collect his first career Speedweek Northwest win in only his second start with the series. Sanders is, overall, the fortieth different winner since 1998 with the tour and is the sixth different driver to score their first career series triumph at CGS.

Colby Copeland finished second over third finishing Tyler Thompson, of Harrisburg. Mitchell Faccinto, from Hanford, California and driving for car owner Stan Greenberg, placed fourth while Central Point’s Jake Wheeler completed the top five in fifth.

Tyler Thompson set fast time of the night while heat race wins went to Castro Valley, California teenager Emily Williams, Foresthill native Ryan Robinson in the Vern Morrison entry, and Devon Borden the youngster out of Raymond, Washington. Justin Sanders won the trophy dash to earn the right to start on the inside front row position in the main event.

Speedweek Northwest returns to racing on Thursday, July 11th at Sunset Speedway Park in Banks. Tickets are $16.00 for Adults and Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-17) $13.00, Youths (6-12) $8.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. A Family Pass (Two Adults and up to four Youths (6-12)) is offered for $55.00 while Premium Seats are available for $35.00 each. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, with Racing kicking off at 6:00.

If you can only make a race or two don’t worry as we have you covered with live streaming lap to lap coverage courtesy of Dirt Oval TV. As in the previous four Speedweeks, it will be once again sanctioned by the Western Sprint Tour. For the latest news and information be sure and either visit the Western Sprint Tour Facebook page or the series website at http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com/western-sprint-tour .

2019 Speedweek Northwest Schedule Monday, July 8th-Siskiyou Golden Speedway-Yreka, California (Mitchell Faccinto) Tuesday, July 9th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon (Rained Out) Wednesday, July 10th- Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon (Justin Sanders) Thursday, July 11th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon Friday, July 12th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Saturday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

Race Results Speedweek Northwest Round #2 Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Quick Time: Tyler Thompson Heat Race Winners: Emily Williams (1), Ryan Robinson (2), Devon Borden (3) Trophy Dash Winner: Justin Sanders A-Feature: 1. Justin Sanders; 2. Colby Copeland; 3. Tyler Thompson; 4. Mitchell Faccinto; 5. Jake Wheeler; 6. Kyle Miller; 7. Seth Bergman; 8. Tanner Holmes; 9. Jesse Love; 10. Justyn Cox; 11. Devon Borden; 12. John Clark; 13. Matt Hein; 14. Emily Williams; 15. Steven Snawder; 16. Jake Haulot; 17. Nate Schank; 18. Corbyn Fauver; 19. Tony Gualda; 20. Steven Tiner; 21. Ryan Robinson


 

Seavey Strikes for “Tuesday Night Thunder” Glory at Red Dirt Raceway!

Lonnie Wheatley, MEEKER, Okla. (July 9, 2019) – In a NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget feature event that offered up more twists and turns than the country highways and byways leading to Red Dirt Raceway, Sutter, California’s Logan Seavey emerged to take “Tuesday Night Thunder” honors atop the -mile red clay oval.

With three and four-wide battles the norm throughout the 30-lapper, the reigning series champion railed the topside of the track to take the lead away from Jerry Coons, Jr., on the 24th round and led the final seven circuits to pocket the $3,000 winner’s share aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports Mobil 1 No. 67.

Posting his second series win of the year, Seavey was chased to the stripe by Clauson-Marshall Racing rep Zeb Wise with fellow CMR shoe Chris Windom edging Coons, Jr., for the final podium position.

“Once the race came to me, I was patient and when a couple of them crashed out it cleaned up the field and I was able to make the moves I really wanted to make,” Seavey explained in victory lane. “I was trying to not get crashed, everyone was running so hard. That’s what makes these races so exciting.”

While Seavey gridded the feature field ninth after clinging to the final transfer from “B” Main action after a late run-in with teammate Tucker Klaasmeyer, current series points leader Tyler Courtney and Broken Arrow native Jason McDougal led the way to the green flag.

After the initial start was waved off for a turn four fracas, McDougal gunned into the early lead aboard the FMR No. 76m and paced the initial eight circuits before Courtney pounced on the lead on a lap nine restart with the red flag flying moments later when Holley Hollan exited the venue with a flyer over the turn three wall. Hollan escaped injury.

McDougal battled back in front for a lap on the restart, only to have Courtney recapture the lead with chaos soon ensuing in his wake when Tanner Carrick slid McDougal for second getting into turn one on the 16th lap. With the aspiring flamingo breeder slowed from the contact, top-five contender Kevin Thomas, Jr., made contact and flipped with fellow front runner Tanner Thorson also involved as Tyler Thomas got upside down as well in the melee. McDougal and Thomas, Jr., were done for the night while the others were able to rejoin.

Courtney took off on the restart ahead of Carrick, Windom and Wise with Seavey up to sixth, but “Sunshine” surrendered the lead soon after when his NOS Energy Drink No. 7bc slowed on the backstretch with mechanical woes on the 18th round.

Windom assumed the point and traded the lead with Carrick before Coons, Jr., catfished the low line and surged in front in a three-wide battle for the lead. A final caution flew with seven laps remaining when Carrick slowed with a flattened left rear after contact from a Windom slider.

Up to second by avoiding all the chaos, Seavey made the top of the track work to his advantage and raced past Coons, Jr., on the restart and led the rest of the way to the checkered flag with Angola, Indiana’s Wise racing into second place.

“It’s a dream come true to be racing right now, I just can’t thank Keith (Kunz) and Pete (Willoughby) enough for believing in me,” Seavey summed up. “We’re just having a dream year.”

After starting seventh, runner-up Wise commented that, “I knew starting seventh that I had to do what I do to get to the front and we were able to edge them out for second.”

Rounding out the podium in third, Windom said that, “There was a lot going on there. We got to the lead and the 71k was short sliding guys all night, so I finally took care of that. I didn’t mean to actually hit him, but if he’s not gonna lift then I’m not gonna let him have the position and it bumped us back to about sixth. There was a lot of haymaker slidejobs, this has got to be awesome to watch for the fans.”

Racing from the 15th starting position, Coons, Jr., crossed the stripe fourth with Broken Arrow’s Jonathan Beason earning Hard Charger honors by racing from 17th to round out the top five aboard the Hard Eight Racing No. 8J.

Owasso’s Matt Sherrell raced from 16th to sixth with 13th-starter Chard Boat in seventh as none of the top seven finishers started better than seventh.

Tanner Thorson salvaged an eighth-place finish after being collected in a mid-race incident with Tucker Klaasmeyer and Tyler Thomas completing the top ten.

After Zeb Wise established a new track record of 13.207 seconds in qualifying, Beason, Hollan, Chad Boat and Thomas topped heat race action for the 36-car field with Wise winning the “B” Main.

While Hollan sailed out of the park in “A” Main action, Karsyn Elledge beat her to the punch by doing the same in the mid stages of the “B” Main while holding down the sixth and final transfer positions. Elledge walked away as well.

Sponsors that made “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway possible include Patriot Dodge of Chandler, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMi, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, and Outlaw Wings.

NOS Energy Drinks USAC National Midgets “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway – July 9, 2019 Results:

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Zeb Wise, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.207 (New Track Record); 2. Zane Hendricks, 27z, Hendricks-13.318; 3. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.330; 4. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.351; 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 27, Kunz-Curb-Agajanian-13.362; 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5, Petry-13.366; 7. Cannon McIntosh, 08, Dave Mac-13.400; 8. Tanner Thorson, 98, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.428; 9. Jason McDougal, 76m, FMR-13.431; 10. Steven Shebester, 22x, Williams-13.444; 11. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.451; 12. Karsyn Elledge, 1, Tucker/Boat-13.484; 13. Chris Windom, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.496; 14. Holley Hollan, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.521; 15. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-13.606; 16. Jesse Colwell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.609; 17. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry-13.626; 18. Matt Sherrell, 10, Hunt-13.642; 19. Robert Dalby, 4D, Dalby-13.670; 20. Ethan Mitchell, 19m, Bundy Built-13.671; 21. Jonathan Beason, 8J, Hard Eight-13.674; 22. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.700; 23. Sam Johnson, 72, Johnson-13.720; 24. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-13.721; 25. Andrew Layser, 47BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.730; 26. Brady Bacon, 85, Central-13.754; 27. Andrew Deal, 15D, Deal-13.809; 28. Andrew Felker, 44, Shields-13.830; 29. Grady Chandler, 19s, Mounce-13.866; 30. Hank Davis, 42, Franklin-13.914; 31. Frank Flud, 25s, Springer-13.996; 32. Tyler Seavey, 117, Washburn-14.064; 33. Emilio Hoover, 9H, Hoover-14.555; 34. Curtis Jones, 77s, Simmons-14.709; 35. Curtis Spicer, 4, Spicer-14.815; 36. Shaun Shapel, 84s, Shapel-15.291.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Jonathan Beason, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Jerry Coons, Jr., 4. Jason McDougal, 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 6. Zeb Wise, 7. Grady Chandler, 8. Andrew Layser, 9. Emilio Hoover. 1:50.17 (New Track Record)

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Holley Hollan, 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. Shannon McQueen, 4. Matt Sherrell, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Steven Shebester, 7. Hank Davis, 8. Zane Hendricks, 9. Curtis Jones. NT

AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chad Boat, 2. Tyler Courtney, 3. Cannon McIntosh, 4. Robert Dalby, 5. Logan Seavey, 6. Andrew Deal, 7. Frank Flud, 8. Sam Johnson, 9. Curtis Spicer. 1:50.72

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Thomas, 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. Jesse Colwell, 4. Tanner Carrick, 5. Andrew Felker, 6. Ethan Mitchell, 7. Tyler Seavey, 8. Karsyn Elledge, 9. Shaun Shapel. NT

SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Zeb Wise, 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 3. Zane Hendricks, 4. Andrew Deal, 5. Hank Davis, 6. Logan Seavey, 7. Andrew Layser, 8. Steven Shebester, 9. Brady Bacon, 10. Andrew Felker, 11. Frank Flud, 12. Sam Johnson, 13. Emilio Hoover, 14. Shaun Shapel, 15. Ethan Mitchell, 16. Curtis Spicer, 17. Karsyn Elledge, 18. Grady Chandler, 19. Tyler Seavey. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Logan Seavey (9), 2. Zeb Wise (7), 3. Chris Windom (11), 4. Jerry Coons, Jr. (15), 5. Jonathan Beason (17), 6. Matt Sherrell (16), 7. Chad Boat (13), 8. Tanner Thorson (3), 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer (10), 10. Tyler Thomas (19), 11. Jesse Colwell (14), 12. Tanner Carrick (6), 13. Shannon McQueen (18), 14. Hank Davis (22), 15. Robert Dalby (21), 16. Tyler Courtney (1), 17. Jason McDougal (2), 18. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (5), 19. Andrew Deal (20), 20. Holley Hollan (12), 21. Cannon McIntosh (4), 22. Zane Hendricks (8). NT

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**Karsyn Elledge flipped over the turn three wall during the semi. Holley Hollan flipped over the turn three wall on lap 9 of the feature. Jason McDougal, Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Tyler Thomas flipped in turn 2 on lap 16 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-8 Jason McDougal, Lap 9 Tyler Courtney, Lap 10 Jason McDougal, Laps 11-17 Tyler Courtney, Lap 18 Chris Windom, Lap 19 Tanner Carrick, Laps 20-23 Jerry Coons, Jr., Laps 24-30 Logan Seavey.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Jonathan Beason (17th to 5th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Shannon McQueen

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS FIRST NON-TRANSFER: Andrew Layser

PROSOURCE HARD WORK AWARD: Hank Davis

 

 

Mitchell Faccinto Strikes Gold In Opening Leg Of Speedweek Northwest At Siskiyou Golden Speedway
By Ben Deatherage
Yreka, California- The first race of the 2019 Speedweek Northwest schedule would get registered complete at Yreka’s Siskiyou Golden Speedway. The lone date in the Golden State, the event attracted twenty-one cars from California, Oregon, Washington, and Oklahoma as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The main event started off with Mitchell Faccinto rising to the occasion on the opening start. The Hanford gasser took full advantage of his inside front starting position and rocketed away from the main body while utilizing the top shelf of the racetrack. A long twenty-five lap made sure there was lapped traffic for the leaders to deal with.

Despite some periods of thick traffic with the lappers, Faccinto was able to decisively navigate past any obstacles in his way. Another late caution came out on lap twenty-six bunching the field up one last time but the damage was done as it gave Mitchell Faccinto a completely open track to work with and he finished the field off in the final four circuits. It is the second Speedweek Northwest victory for Mitchell, and his car owner Stan Greenberg, and was the previous site of his first and only triumph with the series back in 2016.

Owasso, Oklahoma’s Seth Bergman tried to rally and overtake the leader but ran out of laps and ended his evening in second while Justin Sanders, of Aromas, placed third. Teammates Tony Gualda and Justyn Cox battled all race long with one another in their Doug and Kathy Rutz owned entries. Gualda, from Hollister, finished in fourth while Clarksburg’s Cox hit the flag stand at the checkered flag in fifth.

Earlier in the evening, Justyn Cox set quick time while Menlo Park youngster Jesse Love in the Harley Van Dyke entry, Tyler Thompson of Harrisburg, Oregon, and Cotati pilot Jake Haulot were the three heat race winners. Mitchell Faccinto won the trophy dash earning himself a starting position on the inside pole for the feature.

Speedweek Northwest returns to racing on Tuesday, July 9th at Coos Bay Speedway. Front Gates open at 4:00 PM with Racing at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $20.00 for Adults, Seniors/Kids (7-17) $18.00, and Children (6 & Under) FREE while a Family Pass (2 Adults & 3 Kids) will be offered for $60.00. For more information or to purchase tickets ahead of time visit www.coosbayspeedway.us .

If you can only make a race or two don’t worry as we have you covered with live streaming lap to lap coverage courtesy of Dirt Oval TV. As in the previous four Speedweeks, it will be once again sanctioned by the Western Sprint Tour. For the latest news and information be sure and either visit the Western Sprint Tour Facebook page or the series website at http://www.cottagegrovespeedway.com/western-sprint-tour .

2019 Speedweek Northwest Schedule
Monday, July 8th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California (Mitchell Faccinto)
Tuesday, July 9th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon
Wednesday, July 10th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon
Thursday, July 11th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon
Friday, July 12th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon
Saturday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon
Race Results
Quick Time: Justyn Cox
Heat Race Winners: Jesse Love (1), Tyler Thompson (2), Jake Haulot (3)
Trophy Dash Winner: Mitchell Faccinto
A-Feature: 1. Mitchell Faccinto; 2. Seth Bergman; 3. Justin Sanders; 4. Tony Gualda; 5. Justyn Cox; 6. Colby Copeland; 7. Sean Becker; 8. Jesse Love; 9. Devon Borden; 10. Tanner Holmes; 11. Tyler Thompson; 12. Jake Wheeler; 13. Steven Tiner; 14. Ryan Robinson; 15. Jake Haulot; 16. Kyle Miller; 17. Matt Hein; 18. Emily Williams; 19. Todd Whipple; 20. Nate Schank; 21. John Clark

 

 

Franek Passes Wolfe Late for Donath MotorWorx Central New York Speedweek Finale Win.

Colagiovanni is Named Champion at Utica-Rome Speedway with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

By MIKE MALLETT

VERNON, NY– Davie Franek wasn’t happy coming into Sunday night with how his 2019 version of Donath MotorWorx Central New York Speedweek presented by Stirling Lubricants has gone. Prior to the Utica-Rome Speedway finale, Franek had just one top five run during the week.

On Sunday night he finally got things turned around. Franek found the right lane at the right time in the 25-lap finale. Coming off a win just two weeks ago in the Cole Cup, Franek made up ground on the inside of the track in the final five laps allowing him to pass both Chuck Hebing and Lucas Wolfe in the closing circuits for his second series win of the 2019 in the E&V Energy / NAPA Auto Parts / Mach 1 Chassis A-Main.

“We sucked here usually,” joked Franek about Utica-Rome. “This is a treat. The Cole Cup a couple weeks ago and then this today. It’s definitely not the Speedweek we wanted. That’s for sure. To go back to (New) Jersey, with a four hour ride, with a win means a lot.”

Paulie Colagiovanni had won three of the first four Speedweek events in 2019. Sunday night ended with a disappointing finish but it was enough to score him first ever Speedweek title.

“Our Speedweek was pretty much flawless until tonight,” cited Colagiovanni. “The car has been hooked up all week. This is definitely a boost in my confidence and lets me know I can hang with the veterans. It means a lot.”

Pennsylvania invader Wolfe opened up the race by taking the lead from the pole starting position. He was out in front when Ryan Harrison took a tumble down the backstretch requiring the red flag. He wasn’t hurt in the incident that also collected Friday night winner Larry Wight.

When the green was displayed again it was Wolfe keeping his car at the front while Hebing looked to mount a challenge. That lasted until lap six when Davie Franek and Colagiovanni got together in the first turn. Colagiovanni stopped necessitating the yellow flag. His night ended there as he went off on the hook.

The green flag came again as Scott Holcomb challenged Hebing for the runner-up spot. He briefly wrestled it away from Hebing on lap seven before Hebing blasted back by him on lap eight to resume his pursuit of Wolfe.

The midway point saw Wolfe and Hebing racing for the lead while Franek began making his charge. At this point he ran fourth in the running order. Just one lap later, Wolfe began encountering slower cars at the tail of the field.

As the laps increased on the scoreboard Hebing closed on Wolfe as he worked traffic with Franek finding the lane on the bottom of the speedway in turns one and two. He was able to make huge gains off the bottom of turn two allowing him to quickly move forward.

Franek took over third on lap 17 and five laps later he drove by Hebing for second as he was continuing to run the cushion.

Franek finally tracked down Wolfe on lap 24. He wasted little time going by as he planted his car on the bottom of the track to take the lead off the second turn. Franek led the final circuit for the victory.

“There was some moisture over there,” stated Franek about his line on the bottom. “The yuke tire got pushed in. I saw Lucas and Chuck were moving around the top and searching. I was just fortunate they didn’t find that yet. I got to Chuck and got by him then I got to Lucas and got by him. He was still on the top.”

Wolfe, fresh off a Pennsylvania Speedweek title and Port Royal Speedway win the previous night, hated to give up the lead late, but he was happy with a podium finish in his second visit to the speedway in 2019.

“Obviously he’s going pretty good here,” stated Wolfe of Franek. “He won the race a few weeks ago and won the race tonight. I had good pace on the top, but I lost it a little bit there somewhere in the last five laps. He just did a good job beating me to the right spot on the race track at the right time. This is still a decent result.”

Hebing earned another podium finish coming across the line in third. Hebing continues to search for his first win of 2019 with the Empire Super Sprints. He’s been close on several occasions.

“I thought at one point I was going to catch the five (Wolfe) there, but he got going,” commented Hebing. “Then Davie came out of nowhere and passed both of us. The fastest car won the race. This was a consistent night for us, but man I want to win.”

Jordan Poirier made the long trek in from Quebec to finish in the fourth spot while two-time and defending Speedweek champion Danny Varin concluded the week with a fifth place finish.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main CNY Speedweek Event #5 Utica-Rome – Davie Franek ($3,000), Lucas Wolfe ($1,500), Chuck Hebing ($1,000), Jordan Poirier ($700), Danny Varin ($530), Billy VanInwegen ($470), Scott Holcomb ($430), Bobby Varin ($420), Shawn Donath ($410), Jonathan Preston ($400), Jason Barney ($360), Matt Tanner ($320), Cory Sparks ($300), Mike Kiser ($300), Dylan Westbrook ($300), Steve Glover ($300), Emily VanInwegen ($300), Kelly Hebing ($300), Jeff Cook ($300), Paulie Colagiovanni ($300), Josh Flint ($100), Denny Peebles ($300), Larry Wight ($300), Ryan Harrison ($300), Tommy Wickham ($300)

Did Not Qualify: Dave Axton, Pete Richardson, Chad Miller

ESS Bonuses:

Stirling Lubricants Barrel of Methanol - Franek $175

Stirling Lubricants Drivers Meeting Draw - Flint $100

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – B. VanInwegen, B. Varin, Franek $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Sparks, Wolfe, Colagiovanni $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Wolfe $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Wolfe $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Franek (10 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Donath $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Cook $25

Pitre Painting/Cobra Coaches Dash – Tanner ($100), Harrison ($75), B. VanInwegen ($50), Westbrook ($25), Wight ($25), Kiser ($25)

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Franek, Wolfe, C. Hebing $10

Hoosier Tire – Miller $200 Dean Reynolds

 

 

Syrell Racing’s Michael Barnes Earns First Oswego Speedway Victory of 2019

OSWEGO, NY (July 8, 2019) – Following weeks of hard luck, Syrell Racing and driver Michael Barnes avoided another near heartbreak on Saturday night at Oswego Speedway to win the Speedway’s Grand Prix 75-lap special, presented by Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Oswego.

After starting from the 18th position in the night’s 24-car main event, Barnes inherited the top spot after leaders Dave Shullick Jr., Alison Sload and Joe Gosek all tangled with three laps remaining.

Following a refueling period under red flag conditions, the Syrell No. 68 Supermodified appeared to vapor lock and would not re-fire. Fortunately, after several moments, the Syrell Racing big block Chevrolet came to life, allowing Barnes to restart in the race lead on lap 72.

When the green lights came back on, Barnes had no issue keeping Doug Didero and David Danzer at bay to win his 13th career Supermodified event at Oswego, putting him in a tie with speedway Hall of Famers Art Bennett, Tim Gareau and Bob Goutermout.

The win is Barnes’ 8th career triumph as the lead driver for Syrell Racing’s Supermodified program.

“We made some gains on it tonight,” said Barnes. “We got up to the top five which is pretty good for the way we have been running. At the end, DJ (Shullick), must have run out of fuel and Alison (Sload) hit the wall. Joe (Gosek) I think then touched with Alison, and it kind of took off from there. I just want to say that this is for my cousin Mikayla Guile who passed away. She was a big fan here and always supported the team. I also want to thank all my guys for not giving up even when I’ve wanted to. They just keep working hard and I had a real good car tonight. We got to the front and were able to do what we could do.”

With the victory, Barnes climbs all the way to 6th in the Supermodified driver’s championship trailing Otto Sitterly, Jeff Abold, Sload, Brandon Bellinger and Gosek.

In 350-Supermodified action, Syrell Racing’s Dalton Doyle claimed the runner-up position in the night’s main event behind the wheel of the No. 08.

The Syrell Racing team returns to Oswego on Saturday, July 13 for the ‘Summer Championship’.

Hot laps begin on July 13 at 4:15 p.m. with time trials at 6:20 p.m. and racing at 6:45 p.m.

The Supermodifieds will contend in a 50-lap main event with the 350-Supermodifieds going 25-laps.

More information on the night’s activities can be found online through www.oswegospeedway.com.

Follow Syrell Racing online at www.facebook.com/SyrellRacing.

Syrell Racing Partners: Champion Power Equipment, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, Furdi’s, Gaffney’s Lawn Care, GJP Italian Eatery Oswego, Good Times of Oswego, Hawk Jr. Fabrication, Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Oswego, Joe’s Jerky, Mike Babcock Racing, Mohawk Northeast, Oswego Valley Millwork, Performance Manufacturing, Scott Lyons, Six Scoops, Skip’s Fish Fry, Slack Karts, Speedway Safety Solutions, Steve’s Body Shop, SuperGen Products

 

 

BILL GARDNER SPRINTACULAR DAY ONE TO CUMMINS - DAY TWO TO RAIN

Putnamville, IN - July 5, 2019 - Kyle Cummins took a major step in the effort to capture the Mid Season Championship for the BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series. Cummins won the 30 lap feature held Friday night to conclude Day One of the Bill Gardner Sprintacular at Lincoln Park Speedway. He took home $3,000 and earned an another 75 series points.

The Princeton, IN, driver kept the Rock Steady Racing sprint car in front of the pack throughout the main event. Meanwhile a battle for second and the other top five spots was waged behind him. Fans observed as drivers competed in close side by side racing.

Shane Cottle drove the Tony Epperson sprint car to a second place finish. Jordan Kinser was third giving him a podium finish for the second night in a row. Brady Short was fourth. Thomas Meseraull finished fifth. Dakota Jackson led a second five to the finish line followed by fast qualifier Max Adams, veteran Bill Rose, Shane Cockrum, and Koby Barksdale.

The $100 check for Certified Rental Hard Charger of the Race went to Koby Barksdale who started 20th and improved 10 spots. The Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award was presented to Garrett Aitken who just missed a top ten finish.

The B Main winner was Harley Burns. Burns finished in front of Donny Brackett, Garrett Aitken and 17 other contestants for the last 5 transfer spots to the main. Thirty-seven cars total were entered into competition for the first night of the two day show. Five other preliminary racing events were held. These heats were winning runs for Travis Berryhill, Shane Cottle, Kyle Cummins, Jordan Kinser, and Dakota Jackson. Rod End Supply serves as a contingency sponsor for the MSCS heat races.

DAY TWO Thirty-three drivers were present to race again at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night. That would prove to be a losing battle against Mother Nature. It rained just after three in the afternoon. The track crew went to work. There was a necessary delay before hot laps started. After group qualifying was completed another storm moved over the facility and the program was rained out. Day Two of the Bill Gardner Sprintacular could not be completed.

Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

RACE SUMMARY BILL GARDNER SPRINTACULAR - Day 1 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, IN July 5, 2019

BRANDEIS MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES (37 Entries)

Overall Top Qualifier - 5M Max Adams, 12.944 seconds

First Heat - 77s Travis Berryhill, 4J A.J. Hopkins, 6R Bill Rose, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 0 Brady Ottinger, 7R Ryan Bond, 8 Jake Henderson, 45 Eric Perrott

Second Heat - 2E Shane Cottle, 34 Sterling Cling, 73 Blake Vermillion, 16 Harley Burns, 33$ Shane O€™Banion, 28 Brandon Mattox, 5K Kent Schmidt, 9 Brandon Griffitts (Scratched)

Third Heat - 3R Kyle Cummins, 11P Brady Short, 77x Hunter O€™Neal, 4B Donny Brackett, 5v Jesse Vermillion, 16x Joey Parker, 19 Derek Crane

Fourth Heat - 70 Jordan Kinser, 00 Thomas Meseraull, 61m Stephen Schnapf, 32 Garrett Aitken, 22 Koby Barksdale, 99 Alec Sipes, 5mx Matt McDonald

Fifth Heat - 17 Dakota Jackson, 24p Shane Cockrum, 5M Max Adams, 57 Clinton Boyles, 6P Chris Phillips, 10 Aric Gentry, 36 Collin Ambrose

B Main - 16 Harley Burns, 4B Donny Brackett, 32 Garrett Aitken, 57 Clinton Boyles, 22 Koby Barksdale, 5mx Matt McDonald, 99 Alec Sipes, 5v Jesse Vermillion, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 36 Collin Ambrose, 0 Brady Ottinger, 10 Aric Gentry, 33$ Shane O€™Banion, 16x Joey Parker, 8 Jake Henderson, 19 Derek Crane, 45 Eric Perrott, 6p Chris Phillips, 7R Ryan Bond, 28 Brandon Mattox

Feature (30 Laps) - 3R Kyle Cummins, 2E Shane Cottle, 70 Jordan Kinser, 11p Brady Short, 00 Thomas Meseraull, 17 Dakota Jackson, 5M Max Adams, 6R Bill Rose, 24P Shane Cockrum, 22 Koby Barksdale, 32 Garrett Aitken, 77x Hunter O€™Neal, 57 Clinton Boyles, 61m Stephen Schnapf, 4B Donny Brackett, 77s Travis Berryhill, 16 Harley Burns, 34 Sterling Cling, 73 Blake Vermillion, 4J A. J. Hopkins

 

 

A.J. HOPKINS WINS AT PARAGON ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

Paragon, IN - July 4, 2019 - A. J. Hopkins took the special Independence Day Event which was held Thursday night at the Paragon Speedway. Hopkins moved past leader Jordan Kinser on the 28th lap of the BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series feature and was able to keep the advantage until all 30 laps were completed. The victory paid $3,000 to the Danville, IN, driver. The 4J Motorsports sprint car is owned by Jeremy Ottinger.

Before finishing second in the feature, Jordan Kinser had maintained a lead despite efforts by Josh Hodges and Dakota Jackson to catch him. As racing continued and other drivers inched forward, Hodges dropped back out of the top five. Hopkins began challenging Jackson for second and there was contact in turn two. Jackson€™s chance at a possible victory was over. Hopkins continued on. Veteran Dave Darland claimed third place at the wheel of the Cunningham 17. Brandeis MSCS Points leader Kyle Cummins was fourth. Shane Cottle brought the Epperson 2E around in fifth.

The Certified Rentals Hard Charger of the Race was Bill Rose. Rose finished sixth after starting 20th on the feature field. Thomas Meseraull was seventh followed by Josh Hodges, Chris Babcock, and Chase Stockon. Andrew Prather received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award after finishing eleventh.

During the feature there were two caution periods and two red flag situations. Garrett Aitken was running in fourth place when he flipped in turn four on lap 12. A second red flag was flown later for the Hopkins and Jackson incident in turn two.

The four heat races held were won by Josh Hodges, Chris Babcock, Jordan Kinser, and Dakota Jackson in that order. Babcock and Hodges were both making their first appearances of the season with the series. Thomas Meseraull captured the B-Main over 16 other competitors. Brady Short was second.

There were 33 Brandeis MSCS Sprints registered to race. The 4th of July weekend tour moved on to Lincoln Park Speedway for the Friday and Saturday Bill Gardner Sprintacular.

Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

RACE SUMMARY An Independence Day Special Event Paragon Speedway, Paragon, IN July 4, 2019

BRANDEIS MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES: ( 33 Entries)

First Heat - 74x Josh Hodges, 77s Travis Berryhill, 2E Shane Cottle, 5s Chase Stockon, 11p Brady Short, 6R Bill Rose, 36 Collin Ambrose, 28 Brandon Mattox, 10 Aric Gentry (dns)

Second Heat - 35 Chris Babcock, 32 Garrett Aitken, 17 Dave Darland, 24p Shane Cockrum, 00 Thomas Meseraull, 24 Nate McMillin. 5M Matt McDonald, 6p Chris Phillips

Third Heat - 70 Jordan Kinser, 61M Stephen Schnapf, 4J A.J. Hopkins, 57p Andrew Prather, 0 Brady Ottinger, 5K Kent Schmidt, 77x Hunter O€™Neal, 7R Ryan Bond

Fourth Heat - 17x Dakota Jackson, 3R Kyle Cummins, 4B Donny Brackett, 316 Kent Christian, 5 Tye Mihocko, 99 Alec Sipes, 7H Kyle Hathaway, 20 Chase Hayhurst

B Main - 00 Thomas Meseraull, 11P Brady Short, 5 Tye Mihocko, 6R Bill Rose, 77x Hunter O€™Neal, 24 Nate McMillin, 5m Matt McDonald, 28 Brandon Mattox, 36 Collin Ambrose, 6 Chris Phillips, 0 Brady Ottinger, 10 Aric Gentry, 5K Kent Schmidt, 99 Alec Sipes, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 7H Kyle Hathaway, 7R Ryan Bond

Feature (30 Laps) - 4J A.J. Hopkins, 70 Jordan Kinser, 17 Dave Darland, 3R Kyle Cummins, 2E Shane Cottle, 6R Bill Rose, 00 Thomas Meseraull, 74x Josh Hodges, 35 Chris Babcock, 5s Chase Stockon, 57p Andrew Prather, 318 Kent Christian, 77s Travis Berryhill, 24p Shane Cockrum, 4B Donny Brackett, 32 Garrett Aitken, 5 Tye Mihocko, 11p Brady Short, 10 Aric Gentry, 17x Dakota Jackson, 61m Stephen Schnapf

 

 

Anthony McCune took over the Must See Racing point lead on Friday at Birch Run Speedway.

BIRCH RUN, Mich. – Anthony McCune’s quiet podium finish during Friday night’s Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro feature at Birch Run Speedway might not have seemed like much at first glance.

However, it could go a long way towards determining the season championship later in the year.

The nephew of four-time Must See Racing champion Jimmy McCune raced his way from fifth on the grid to a third-place finish during the Firecracker Night of Speed 30-lap feature at the four-tenths-mile oval.

Anthony McCune’s run, combined with his uncle’s failure to start the main event due to engine trouble discovered after his heat race, meant that the younger McCune found himself catapulted into the points lead for the first time in his young sprint car career.

In fact, it’s the first time the points sheet has had a name other than Jimmy McCune at the top of the order since Aug. 7, 2015 – the day before the Toledo, Ohio veteran took the lead for good on the way to his first of four consecutive series championships.

That nugget wasn’t lost on Anthony McCune after Friday’s race, though he admitted his primary focus had been on going to victory lane.

“It’s definitely a different position, one that I’ve never been in, for sure,” noted Anthony McCune. “I wasn’t even thinking about the points all day, though, to be honest. We just wanted to go out and have a good day, maybe get a win if the car was there. We’ve been close a few times, just not close enough.

“To have the points lead is cool, though. The problem now is that we have to figure out how to keep it.”

Anthony McCune kept his No. 8 Abe’s Auto Parts/B&B Machinery Movers sprinter inside the top five all race long after starting there, though it wasn’t until a restart with five to go that he was able to close up to and subsequently pass Charlie Schultz for the show position.

Following on from his runner-up finish at the season opener in May at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, it was the fourth-generation driver’s second podium in two races to kick off the year.

“I had to kind of dive in on Charlie a bit there, but at the end of the day, it was a move that I felt I had to make to get where I needed to be,” Anthony McCune said. “It worked, thankfully, and we were able to bring home another solid finish.”

Anthony McCune leads Schultz by 10 points in the standings, with Jimmy McCune sitting back in seventh, 43 points adrift and in the lowest position he’s been in points in four full years.

The new championship leader isn’t focused on where his rivals are right now, though. He’s just worried about making his own team stronger.

“I can’t control what anyone else does, so I’m going to stay focused on my car,” said Anthony McCune. “If we do that, then hopefully the points will take care of themselves as we go here.”

The next Must See Racing Sprint Car Series event is scheduled for Aug. 10 at Michigan’s Berlin Raceway.

For more information on Must See Racing, visit the series on the web at www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Double-X Speedway

July 7, 2019

California, MO

The weekly edition of Sunday Night Thunder at Double-X Speedway was presented by Commerce Bank and also featured “Legends Night” at Double-X. Numerous vintage race cars were on display behind the grandstand. Included in the display were Bill Utz famous “Ol Yeller” #56 Sprint Car, Ralph Hendrens 1932 Ford #52 raced from 1950-58, Sammy Swindell’s blue #1 Sprint Car and Ray Kirchner’s #98 with his vast collection of vintage racing photos were among the displays on hand. Another highlight was Tyler Blank bringing his dad, Larry Blank’s, first race car out to display.

The evening featured the three weekly classes along with the 600cc Winged Micros joining the evenings competition. With the holiday weekend, car counts were down but the racing action was intense as always on the historic racing surface at Double-X. Heat races in all divisions were contested, following is a recap of the qualifying events. In the street stocks it was John Clancy winning with Brandon Dunham second, Brandon Hays third, Dale Berry fourth and Paul Rissler fifth. The first heat of hobby stocks saw veteran Mike Schrader pick up the win with Dakota Girard second, John Canada third and Karen Johnson fourth. The second heat saw Jeremiah Wallingford earning the win over Chuck Coffey in second, Bobby Chilton in third and Kyle Smith fourth. The third class out was the 600cc Micro Sprints for their heat race. Riley Goodno picked up the checkers, Travis Arnold second, Kevin Powell third, Nick Rasa fourth and Philip Dietz fifth. Winged Sprint Car heat one saw Taylor Walton claim a convincing victory over Tyler Blank in second, Kaitlyn Boland in third and Broc Elliott in fourth. The second heat saw Riley Kreisel put on a driving exhibition in claiming the win. Frank Brown hopped behind the wheel to take second, Tyler Elliot, home from the road with Jason Johnson Racing was third and Scott Comstock finished fourth.

At intermission, some of the vintage cars put on an exhibition race to the delight of the fans. Allen Guthrie was vistorious with Steve Tanner second, Mickey Fleehart third and Billy Hendren fourth. Thanks to these guys for putting on a fun show at Double-X on Legends night.

When feature time rolled around the street stocks took to the clay first. Brandon Dunham led lap one before hard charging John Clancy was able to make the pass and was not challenged for the duration. Brandon Dunham drove a good race finishing second, veteran Dale Berry finished in the number three spot, Brandon Hays was fourth and Paul Rissler finished fifth. Harlan Dowell was unable to make the feature event. The Hobby Stock class took to the track for the second feature event on the evening. Mike Schrader was the early leader as contact between other drivers resulted in Jeremiah Wallingford and Chuck Coffey retiring to the pit area with flat tires. Dakota Girard pitted with a flat at the same time but his crew was able to change the right rear tire and rejoin the event. Schrader was able to extend his lead to claim the victory, Dakota Girard charged up to second, John Canada was a strong third, Bobby Chilton finished fourth in his first outing, Karen Johnson was fifth, Chuck Coffey, Jeremiah Wallingford and Kyle Smith completed the field.

The 600cc Winged Micro class saw Riley Goodno of Knoxville, IA open a good lead on the opening lap and he was not challenged for the duration. Philip Dietz gave chase but could not mount a charge and settled for second. Travis Arnold was third, Nick Rasa fourth and Kevin Powell completed the field. The finale on the evening was the Winged Sprint Car feature event. After an opening lap caution for Riley Kreisel, Taylor Walton and Tyler Blank were side by side on the front row for the restart. A lap fifteen caution slowed the field which was a welcome relief for Blank as he had encountered some lapped cars that had allowed Walton to close the gap. Green flag racing was short lived as the caution waved again on lap 17 for two cars coming together in turn 3. On the restart Blank would lead Walton, Brown and Tyler Elliott. Blank was able to maintain his lead over the field and pick up another featuren win on the season at Double-X. Taylor Walton drove a valiant race to finish second, Frank Brown was third and Tyler Elliott fourth. Kaitlyn Boland, Scott Constock, Broc Elliott and Riley Kreisel completed the field.

Be sure to join us next week at Double X Speedway for the annual “Race for Riley” Memorial Race.

 

 

SEAVEY PICKS UP PEPSI NATIONALS TRIUMPH AT ANGELL PARK

SUN PRAIRIE, WISC. (July 7, 2019) - Adding "Pepsi Nationals Champion" to his resume, Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif. won the 38th running of the iconic event on Sunday night at Wisconsin's famed Angell Park Speedway. Advancing from fifth-to-first by lap 14, the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 67 gasser fended off a final lap haymaker from Cannon McIntosh to secure his seventh POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory of 2019.

Bringing the 22-car field to the green flag, McIntosh of Bixby, Okla. in the Dave Mac Motorsports, Drive WFX, Spike/Toyota No. 08 paced the front row alongside Tucker Klaasmeyer of Paola, Kans. aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Link-Belt Excavators, Bullet/Toyota No. 27. Assuming early command, Klaasmeyer bolted to the lead and brought McIntosh along with Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. in tow.

As the battle for the lead heated up with ten laps down, attention turned to the front pack as Klaasmeyer, Daum and Seavey started a duel for the top spot. Nearly going three-wide on the ever-changing 1/3rd-mile surface, Seavey forged ahead on the 14th circuit and began to sneak away while McIntosh regained his composure and maneuvered by Daum and Klaasmeyer into second.

"When they work it like that the bottom normally slicks off and gets hard to run like it did there," noted Seavey. "I got on top too early and Tracy slipped by me, then I started wondering if it was ever going to clean off. I kept working it and working it after those restarts, my car was great on the long run once we got some heat in the tires."

Tracking Seavey down in the closing stages, McIntosh approached the No. 67 and was ready to attack for a shot at his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory with two laps to go. Showing his nose around the bottom of turns one and two, McIntosh lost some ground, but recovered quickly to set up one final run on the final lap.

Flying to the bottom of turn three on the last circuit, McIntosh was set to force a decision upon Seavey, but a last-minute diversion to avoid an infield tire sent the No. 08 up the race track and gave Seavey clean room to find the checkered flag.

"That was a really fun race track, I always love coming to this place and seeing the atmosphere the fans create," said Seavey in victory lane. "Connor [Ridge] kept telling me all day how much he really wanted to win this one, and I really wanted it too. I led a bunch of laps here last year and lost it on the last lap, so it's nice to come back and redeem ourselves.

For the Sutter, Calif. driver of the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67, Sunday's victory in the 38th annual Pepsi Nationals marked Seavey's first-ever victory at Angell Park Speedway, the seventh of his stellar 2019 POWRi campaign, and the 15th of his Lucas Oil National Midget League career.

Following Seavey to the stripe was Cannon McIntosh with a close second-place finish, a young man who continues to be oh, so close to breaking through for his first-career victory. Early leader Tucker Klaasmeyer slipped back to round out the podium, while Tanner Carrick and Chase Jones closed out the top five.

Cannon McIntosh (Auto Meter Heat 1), Holley Hollan (KSE Racing Products Heat 2) and Zach Daum (Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 3) topped heat race action on Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway.

Up next for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League is a trio of races in the "Show-Me State" next weekend. The tripleheader begins with back-to-back nights at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. on Friday and Saturday, July 12-13 with a Sunday, July 14 appearance at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex in Sweet Springs, Mo.

For more information on the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, you can visit www.powri.comonline, like @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram, or like POWRi on Facebook.

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (4); 2. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (2); 3. 98-Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (3); 4. 21KS-Tracy Hines, Wilkinson, IN (6); 5. 57-Chase Jones, Greenwood, IN (8); 6. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (7); 7. 31-David Budres, Janesville, WI (1); 8. 11-Tyler Baran, Joliet, IL (5).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (1); 2. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (2); 3. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (6); 4. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (4); 5. 3-Davey Ray, Davenport, IA (5); 6. 3W-Brandon Waelti, Sun Prairie, WI (7); 7. 82-Mike Hess, Riverton, IL (3).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (1); 2. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (3); 3. 7X-Thomas Meseraull (2); 4. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (7); 5. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (6); 6. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (5); 7. 20-Cody Weisensel (4).

Lucas Oil Products Main Event (30 Laps): 1. 67-Logan Seavey (5); 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh (1); 3. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (2); 4. 71K-Tanner Carrick (7); 5. 57-Chase Jones (14); 6. 5D-Zach Daum (4); 7. 71-Jesse Colwell (6); 8. 98-Tanner Thorson (10); 9. 3-Davey Ray (15); 10. 9-Daison Pursley (16); 11. 28-Ace McCarthy (8); 12. 97K-Jesse Love (18); 13. 3N-Jake Neuman (13); 14. 67K-Holley Hollan (3); 15. 31-David Budres (21); 16. 21KS-Tracy Hines (9); 17. 3W-Brandon Waelti (17); 18. 11-Tyler Baran (22); 19. 82-Mike Hess (20); 20. 7X-Thomas Meseraull (11); 21. 3B-Shelby Bosie (12); 22. 20-Cody Weisensel (19). Lap Leader(s): Klaasmeyer 1-13, Seavey 14-30. Hard Charger(s): Jones +9.

NEW POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Points: 1. 67-Logan Seavey (3,010); 2. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (-480); 3. 5D-Zach Daum (-610); 4. 71-Jesse Colwell (-640); 5. 3N-Jake Neuman (-770); 6. 71K-Tanner Carrick (-860); 7. 08-Cannon McIntosh (-990); 8. 28-Ace McCarthy (-1,030); 9. 67K-Holley Hollan (-1,120); 10. 9-Daison Pursley (1,220).

 

 

John Karklin Wins TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Show at Lake View Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - NICHOLS, S.C. (July 7, 2019) - John Karklin captured his first feature win in more than a decade on Saturday during a TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour event at Lake View Motor Speedway.

Karklin, who recently came out of a retirement that lasted approximately a decade, led all 25 laps of the feature on a great surface to score the victory. The win also cut his deficit in the RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series championship standings to only four points.

Karklin was dominant throughout the night, charging from seventh to second place in a heat race. That earned the most points of any driver during any series race this year, giving him the A Main pole position and a $100 bonus from the track.

Karklin had to outlast the competition on several cautions, but in the end he crossed the finish line first. Brandon McLain recorded a runner-up result with points leader Jake Karklin rounding out the podium. Both John and Jake Karklin are the only drivers to earn a top-five result during every series race this year.

Steve Surniak placed fourth and Daniel Oliver was fifth.

Sean Vardell and McLain were the heat race winners.

Mike Jackson won the Long Haul Award, which gave him a fuel card courtesy of JLM Logistics.

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour returns to action on July 27 at 311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C.

TRIBODYN LUBRICANTS CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR RESULTS AT LAKE VIEW MOTOR SPEEDWAY (July 6, 2019) -

A Main : 1. John Karklin; 2. Brandon McLain; 3. Jake Karklin; 4. Steve Surniak; 5. Daniel Oliver; 6. Shawn Mott; 7. Terry Peters; 8. Frank Peters; 9. Mike Jackson; 10. Bronzie Lawson; 11. Ben McCall; 12. Mike Sellers; 13. John Frutchey; 14. George Blaney; 15. Sean Vardell.

Heat 1 : 1. Sean Vardell; 2. Jake Karklin; 3. Daniel Oliver; 4. Steve Surniak; 5. Terry Peters; 6. George Blaney; 7. Mike Jackson; 8. John Frutchey.

Heat 2 : 1. Brandon McLain; 2. John Karklin; 3. Shawn Mott; 4. Bronzie Lawson; 5. Mike Sellers; 6. Frank Peters; 7. Ben McCall.

2019 FEATURE WINNERS -

Jake Karklin - 1 (Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on May 18); John Karklin - 1 (Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C.); Jake McLain - 1 (Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on June 21); and Nick Tucker - 1 (Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., on April 27)

UP NEXT -

July 27 at 311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarolinaSprintTour/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

TriboDyn Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels, Superior Steering Wheels, Newlin Bar Service, Pitbull Lifts, Velocita Racewear and Next Level Custom Apparel

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

Kyle Cummins takes home ‘Bill Gardner Sprintacular’ win at Lincoln Park Speedway - Lomax, Boller and Almanza also earn feature wins

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE — Lincoln Park Speedway played host to the annual “Bill Gardner Sprintacular” over the weekend for what was scheduled to be a two-day event. While Friday’s festivities provided plenty of on-track thrills, Mother Nature captured Saturday’s second event. Kyle Cummins wrapped up the Midwest Sprint Car Series mid-season points title in style on night one by coming home with the victory ahead of Shane Cottle and Jordan Kinser. Cummins bested a field of 36 other sprint car drivers to pick up a dominating victory. Max Adams was the fast overall qualifier on the evening. Travis Berryhill, Shane Cottle, Cummins, Kinser and Dakota Jackson were heat race winners on the night. Cummins cinched up the points title following a fourth-place finish at Paragon Speedway on Thursday evening and the victory at LPS the following evening. A.J. Hopkins took the checkered flag ahead of Kinser and Dave Darland at Paragon. In the UMP Modified feature, Jamie Lomax took over the lead near the midway point of the 20-lap main event and checked out on the field down the stretch. The Lake Village, Ind. native claimed the victory after getting past Randy Shuman and James Walters. Those two would take a top-three podium finish behind Lomax as Jeff Deckard powered home to a fourth-place finish ahead of Kenny Carmichael Sr. Lomax, Walters and Nathan Voorhies picked up heat race victories as Michael Fish won the B-main. There were 24 UMP Super Stocks on hand at LPS for Friday’s action and at the end it was a familiar face in victory lane. Josh Boller won his heat race to solidify a strong starting spot for the A-main as Thursday’s Paragon Speedway winner, Bryce Shidler, also won his heat. Daniel Norman was the third heat race victor. Brazil’s Larry Raines would start on the pole for the 20-lap feature with Shidler starting alongside him. However, it would eventually be Boller, who got to the front in the latter stages of the race as he battled his way past Wes McClara down the stretch. Boller’s victory was his ninth overall this season. McClara outbattled Shidler and Tyler Neal to take second with Jonny Newgent taking home the fifth-place position. The bomber division was decided be a mere couple of feet after a late caution re-set the field. Jordan Almanza, who started 10th, pulled alongside Josh Litton and the two raced wheel-to-wheel for the final handful of circuits. The thrilling battle came down to the final corner as Almanza throttled to the victory by a couple of feet at the finish line ahead of Litton. Andrew Pollock captured his best finish with a third-place decision with Jeff Allen rolling to fourth-place ahead of Megan Cavaness. Pollock, Almanza and Barry Hicks picked up heat race wins.

Lincoln Park Speedway “Bill Gardner Sprintacular” Midwest Sprint Car Series 1. Kyle Cummins, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Jordan Kinser, 4. Brady Short, 5. Thomas Meseraull, 6. Dakota Jackson, 7. Max Adams, 8. Bill Rose, 9. Shane Cockrum, 10. Koby Barksdale, 11. Garrett Aitken, 12. Hunter O’Neal, 13. Clinton Boyles, 14. Stephen Schnapf, 15. Donny Brackett, 16. Travis Berryhill, 17. Harley Burns, 18. Sterling Cling, 19. Blake Vermillion, 20. A.J. Hopkins

UMP Modified feature 1. Jamie Lomax, 2. Randy Shuman, 3. James Walters, 4. Jeff Deckard, 5. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 6. Jake Leitzman, 7. Rob Brickert, 8. Michael Wesselman, 9. Cody Wright, 10. Michael Fish, 11. RT Gamble, 12. Nathan Krengle, 13. Jerry Bland Jr., 14. James Grider, 15. John Warner, 16. Eddie Martin, 17. Alex Reid, 18. Nathan Voorhies, 19. David Bumgardner, 20. Jason Clark

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Josh Boller, 2. Wes McClara, 3. Bryce Shidler, 4. Tyler Neal, 5. Jonny Newgent, 6. Paul Wright, 7. Matt Jordan, 8. Kyle Johnson, 9. Tom Plotz, 10. Travis Heramb, 11. Austin Phelps, 12. Justin Massie, 13. Scott Ricketts, 14. Daniel Norman, 15. David Wallen, 16. Justin Cundiff, 17. Larry Raines, 18. Jack Cambpell, 19. Hayden Rogers, 20. Jeremy Stierwalt

Bomber feature 1. Jordan Almanza, 2. Josh Litton, 3. Andrew Pollock, 4. Jeff Allen, 5. Megan Cavaness, 6. Tom Cox, 7. Justin Litton, 8. Barry Hicks, 9. Matt Raber, 10. Devin Wallen, 11. Joseph Raber, 12. Ron Smith, 13. Jeremy Tate, 14. Rick Goodale, 15. Mark Dickerson, 16. Joey Cox, 17. Jerry Hutto, 18. Keivan Clodfelter, 19. Jacob Steinway, 20. David Daniels

 

 

B. Hand, C. Winebarger, And Cox Win Hoppes Construction Freedom Cup

By Ben Deatherage

 Cottage Grove, Oregon- The third and final night of the 2019 Hoppes Construction Freedom Cup took place on Saturday, July 6th. The three same divisions that had raced all Independence Day weekend long including the IMCA Sport Mods, Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds, and the Todd’s Auto Body Sprints. Around eighty total cars would make the trip representing Oregon, Washington, California, North Dakota, and Colorado.

Meridian, California’s Jason Ferguson got out the early race lead in the IMCA Sport Mod race. There he resided until getting passed on lap four by Veneta youngster Gavin Ropchan. Ropchan kept back many challenges but was eventually overtaken on the thirteenth circuit, shortly after a restart, by Travis Pruitt.

Pruitt, from Molalla, was the car to beat for much of the race. Constructing a sizable lead over the rest of the field he would see it evaporated due to a lap twenty stoppage. Braedon Hand made the decisive pass on Pruitt on the twenty-third trip past the flag stand. Hand, of Cottage Grove, won the race to sweep the entire Hoppes Construction Freedom Cup weekend and win the point fund title. Travis Pruitt was second over third finishing Matt Ruf, from Grand Junction, Colorado. The balance of the top five finishing order consisted of Gavin Ropchan and Brookings native Matt Sanders in fourth and fifth, respectively.

In the Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds, the party got started with Central Point’s Andy Freeman leading the first lap. Gus Cooper, the veteran racer from Creswell, made it around Freeman on lap two to take control of the field. The Cooper remained until he himself lost possession of the coveted top spot on the eighth circuit.

Taking over the position on lap eight would be Klamath Falls standout Nick Trenchard, racing for car owners Rich and Nikki Biehn. But Trenchard got passed on the following lap by Corbett’s Collen Winebarger and from there on Winebarger set sail. Collen led the rest of the distance for his first win of the weekend and enough points to win the 2019 Hoppes Construction Freedom Cup. It is his fourth total win at CGS this season.

Nick Trenchard finished a respectable second while Albany’s Bricen James posted another third-place result. Fourth in the rundown was Grey Ferrando, of Stayton, with Curtis Towns, from Cottage Grove, finishing behind him, in fifth.

When it came to the Todd’s Auto Body Sprint Cars it was utter dominance from Grants Pass native Jared Hood. Hood took full advantage of starting up front and despite six cautions he managed to master every restart. The cautions ended up playing to Jared’s advantage as they were spaced out enough to where lapped traffic was not a factor, unlike the previous two nights.

Brett McGhie, of Arlington, Washington, took home the runner-up position followed by Kinzer Cox, from Cottage Grove, in third. Eugene’s Raquel Ivie ended her weekend in fourth while Roseburg native Jake Waddell completed the top five, in fifth. The only driver not to win a main event all weekend but still winning the Hoppes Construction Freedom Cup, was Kinzer Cox posting a second, fifth, and a third in three straight nights of action.

Cottage Grove Speedway returns Friday, July 12th and Saturday, the 13th for the final two races of Speedweek Northwest featuring some of the best 360 Sprint Cars in the Western United States. The Late Models and Hornets will be the two support classes both nights.

The schedule for Friday and Saturday is as follows with the Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30, and Time Trials at 5:30 with Racing beginning at 6:00. Tickets per race are $15.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $12.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Sponsors/Marketing Partners Archer Floor Covering Bonanza Drive-Up Boyce & Sons Landscape & Building Materials Columbia Distributing Comfort Suites of Creswell Farmlands Market Giant Burger Goofy's Muffler, Customs, & More James Heating & Air Conditioning Maximus Unlimited Mohawk Metal O'Reilly's Auto Parts Pink House Todd's Auto Body Welt & Welt Wenzel's Farm Sausage Dot’s Trophy Shop Todd’s Auto Body Mohawk Metal

 

 

WITH A DOMINATING PERFORMANCE DALE BLANEY CAPTURES 1ST "LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL" SPRINT CAR WIN TO BECOME EVENT'S 10TH DIFFERENT WINNER IN 11 YEARS AT SHARON; BLANEY'S ALL STAR WIN IS WORTH $6000; KING JR TAKES BRP MOD PORTION FOR THE 2ND TIME
by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 6, 2019 Mother Nature tried to intervene like she's done so many times this season including washing out the prior two Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions events, but on Saturday night Sharon Speedway stole one back. A hard mid-afternoon rain storm only temporarily dampened the spirits of race goers for the 11th annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" presented by Ollie's Bargain Outlet as all of the other storms stayed just south of the speedway allowing Dale Blaney-All Star Sprints and Rex King, Jr.-BRP Modified Tour to celebrate in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane. The event once again benefitted the Alzheimer's Association. Rain did force the live auction to be postponed to an online version with a date and time TBA.

One year ago it was Dave Blaney becoming the first repeat winner of the "Lou Blaney Memorial" winning on year number 10. On Saturday night, brother Dale Blaney put on a dominating performance leading all 30 laps to win his first "Lou Blaney Memorial" on year number 11 ironically driving car #11. For Dale Blaney, the All Star Circuit of Champions victory was worth $6,000 as he became the event's 10th different winner in 11 years. Blaney also became the fourth different "410" Sprint Car winner in as many events in 2019 at Sharon with his 16th career "410" victory at the Hartford, Ohio oval.

"Before I was done I knew I had to win this race," acknowledged the 55-year-old Hartford, Ohio winner. "To win it back-to-back with Dave is really special. It's weird, I've started on the front row of this race before. I always wore my dad's retro uniform for this race and never did very good so I just went with the old Penske (Shocks uniform) and sure enough it worked. The 11th year of this race, we're number 11 this year- we got it done."

Blaney followed up his victory in dash number two by powering into the lead from his outside pole starting spot on the opening lap over Sye Lynch, Brock Zearfoss, Skylar Gee, and Cory Eliason. Seventh starting Jordan Ryan, was rolling around the bottom as he cracked the top five on lap two driving for Jim Chappel, who won the 2010 event with Mike Lutz driving.

Blaney was flying around the fast 3/8-mile as he caught lapped traffic on lap six with a straightaway lead. While Blaney was working traffic, Zearfoss began to put the pressure on Lynch, a two-time winner at Sharon, on lap eight. Gee was hitting his marks perfectly running the extreme high line as he closed in making it a three-car race for the runner-up spot on lap 10. Zearfoss finally worked around Lynch for second on lap 11, but Gee probably surprised Lynch and Zearfoss as he blew around both to take second at the start-finish line. Ryan's fine run ended when he clobbered the fence and brought out the caution with 15 laps scored, which erased a huge 5.135 second lead for Blaney.

Back under green, Eliason drove around Lynch for fourth on lap 17. It looked like Gee may have something for Blaney, but he got too high racing off turn two and got into the fence allowing Zearfoss to get by. Eliason then threw a big slider on Gee in turns three and four to take third on lap 20. Gee's night then would end as he got into the fence again, this time cutting down a tire and bringing out the event's second caution with 21 laps scored.

When racing resumed, Blaney took off over Zearfoss while a great battle ensued for third between Eliason, Cole Duncan, Lynch, and Aaron Reutzel. Duncan made the pass of Eliason for third before the final stoppage of the event occurred with 25 laps scored when Justin Peck suffered a flat tire. The caution would allow Blaney clean air for the final five circuits as he went unchallenged in the Sam McGhee Motorsports/Mike McGhee & Associates #11 for his third All Star win of the season and all-time leading 137th of his career.

"I was really good down on this end (turns one and two) and I felt like I was losing ground on the top so I cut the corner and drove across to it and felt like I carried more speed," explained Blaney. "Brock (Zearfoss) is a really good racer. I kept looking on the board for the 87 (Reutzel) because I knew he'd be coming up there. Sam and Mike (McGhee) have given me a great car. Last year was a tough year and I didn't get to race much, but I've felt like we've gained a lot on it lately and really looking forward to the rest of the year."

Zearfoss was able to fend off Duncan in the closing laps for his best career Sharon finish in runner-up. "This traveling series deal for the points is tough and you have to stay out of trouble and finish races," stated the Jonestown, Pa. racer. "We've definitely had speed, but I haven't been getting it done on my end and finishing races- same as last night; we drove up to third and spun out. That's on me as a driver and have to get better at it. If we're going to points race, we need to be in contention at the end and we were tonight. Shane and Tye came back and gave me a hell of a car again. I thought I might have a chance on that last restart. I stayed with Dale, but he was just pretty damn good tonight. Congrats to those guys."

Duncan, who has had a tough 2019 season, has been impressive nonetheless at Sharon with a FAST win on May 11, a runner-up in last Saturday's non-sanctioned "410" event to Dave Blaney, and a solid third with the All Stars on Saturday night.

"We needed this," expressed the 27-year-old Grove City, Ohio racer. "It's been a horrible year- I can't say it any other way. We did get a win here. It's mostly been my fault. We had fresh race cars to start the year. I crashed a couple cars and we had some motor issues that we got resolved. It feels good. I can't thank all of my guys enough and my sponsors that stick behind me. It has to be frustrating for them to watch us struggle when they help us so much. Thank you to you guys if you're watching tonight we really appreciate it. And thank you to this great crowd for coming out- it ended up being a great night. Congrats to Dale, Sammy, and Mike- they deserve this."

Eliason was fourth. Aaron Reutzel salvaged his night with a fifth place effort from the 13th starting spot. Reutzel had set fast time in his qualifying flight, but failed to scale which relegated him to the ninth starting spot of his heat race. Reutzel charged from the tail to finish third then advanced eight spots in the feature as the defending All Star champion was able to maintain his points lead.

Lynch dropped to sixth at the finish as Paul McMahan, Chad Kemenah, Greg Wilson, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr. completed the top 10. For the second straight night, Wilson was the hard charger as he raced from 20th to ninth. On Friday night at Lernerville, he went 20th to third. Ryan set fast time overall against the 37-car field with a lap of 14.568. Heat winners were Duncan, Gee, Jack Sodeman, Jr., and Zearfoss. George Hobaugh won the last chance B main.

Rex King, Jr. joined Jim Rasey as a repeat winner of the Big-Block Modified portion of the "Lou Blaney Memorial". King, Jr., who won the event for the first time in 2014, led all 35 laps holding off his father and hard charging Jeremiah Shingledecker for the BRP Tour-sanctioned $2,000 win.

"My oldest son Carson drew me a good pill so I was lucky," explained the 28-year-old Bristolville, Ohio driver. "We'll start up front as much as we can. I knew it was going to be tough to pass so dad would've had to bonsai me on the top on the last restart. I don't know how big of a lead we had at the end. I think my brother was messing with me because he signals for me and my dad. One lap he was saying he was close and the other far away. This is the biggest race Sharon puts on other than the Lucas, World of Outlaws, and Super DIRT. The Lou Blaney is such a big race. I think all of the cars here and in the parking lot show it."

Like Blaney, King, Jr. used the outside to take over the lead on the opening lap from Rick Regalski, Jr. The race got off to a slow start with a trio of cautions in the first three laps. The elder King passed Regalski for second on lap two with seventh starting Brian Swartzlander moving into third on lap four. Lapped traffic came into play on lap 12 as King closed in on his son in the race for the lead just before a caution for Chad Brachmann. The New York standout started 20th and was charging through the field on the outside before getting into the fence after contact with Steve Feder.

Back under green flag conditions, it appeared Swartzlander had the pass made of King for second on lap 14, but was unable to complete it at the start-finish line. As King, Jr. continued to lead and Swartzlander and King raced hard side-by-side for second again on lap 17 and 18 the front trio were able to distance themselves from the field. King, Jr. had a half of a straightaway advantage built back up when he caught lapped traffic on lap 25. Swartzlander again pulled alongside King for second on lap 29, but a caution for Kyle Fink wouldn't allow Swartzlander to complete the pass.

When green replaced yellow on lap 29, 11th starting Jeremiah Shingledecker cracked the top five for the first time. Shingledecker had found the highline to his liking as he drove around Dave Murdick for fourth on lap 30. Shingledecker was closing fast on King and Swartzlander . It was a three-car battle for second on lap 33. It looked like Shingledecker was going to go around both until Swartzlander spun in turn one with 33 laps scored. King was just ahead of Shingledecker at the start-finish line before the caution so he kept the runner-up position.

The caution was a killer for Shingledecker as King, Jr. was able to keep his father and Shingledecker at bay in the final two-lap dash to the checkered as he actually pulled away to take his 26th career win at Sharon by a margin of 1.108 seconds in the KMB Inc.-owned, Jim Brown Seed Sales/King Bros. Ready Mix Concrete/King Sanitary/Bristol Disposal/Reese Services-sponsored #165.

Will Thomas III was fourth. Brad Rapp raced from 17th to fifth. Murdick, Rasey, Colton Walters, Regalski, and Chas Wolbert rounded out the top 10. Wolbert came from 23rd to 10th with a RUSH-legal GM 602 crate engine. Heat winners over the 34-car field were King, Jr., Jimmy Holden, King, and Swartzlander, while Lonny Riggs won the last chance B main.

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars "Lou Blaney Memorial" (30 laps, $6,000 to-win): 1. DALE BLANEY (McGhee 11) 2. Brock Zearfoss (Grove 70) 3. Cole Duncan (22) 4. Cory Eliason (Rudeen 26) 5. Aaron Reutzel (Baughman 87) 6. Sye Lynch (42) 7. Paul McMahan (Buch 13) 8. Chad Kemenah (Garvin K4) 9. Greg Wilson (w20) 10. Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (Coldren 07) 11. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23Jr) 12. Dan Shetler (7K) 13. Max Stambaugh (Seeling 97) 14. Carl Bowser (11) 15. Brandon Spithaler (22) 16. Cale Conley (3c) 17. Jimmy Morris III (Stafford 4N) 18. Russ Sansosti (23s) 19. Dan Kuriger (08) 20. George Hobaugh (40) 21. Justin Peck (Grove 70x) 22. Skylar Gee (99) 23. Brandon Matus (13) 24. Jordan Ryan (Chappel 8).

DNQ for the feature: Michael Bauer (46), Dave Blaney (98H), Lee Jacobs (Lewis 81), Darren Pifer (23), Andy Priest (McCandless 7N), Jared Zimbardi (35), Dan McCarron (22M), Jeremy Kornbau (27K), Brett Brunkenhoefer (Kish 47), Gale Ruth (1R), Brent Matus (33), Frankie Nervo (21N), Andy Feil (08).

BRP Mod Tour for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds "Lou Blaney Memorial" (35 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. REX KING, JR. (165) 2. Rex King (65) 3. Jeremiah Shingledecker (37MD) 4. Will Thomas III (9) 5. Brad Rapp (11R) 6. Dave Murdick (61) 7. Jim Rasey (32) 8. Colton Walters (18) 9. Rick Regalski, Jr. (13) 10. Chas Wolbert (c3) 11. Brian Swartzlander (83) 12. Kevin Hoffman (00) 13. Jimmy Holden (28H) 14. Steve Feder (45) 15. Chris Haines (35H) 16. Steve Slater (29) 17. Bob Warren (96B) 18. J.R. McGinley (66M) 19. Steve Barr (25B) 20. Kyle Fink (66F) 21. Skip Moore (17M) 22. Ralph McBride (R13) 23. Chad Brachmann (3) 24. Garrett Krummert (29) 25. Lonny Riggs (Black 58) 26. Tyler Willard (777).

DNQ for the feature: Chris Rudolph (25), Max Smoker (93x), Dillon Barr (15B), Rocky Kugel (Green 74), Mark Frankhouser (03), Don Blaney (11B), Scott Kay (55), Tom Glenn (83T).

There will be no racing on July 13 due to the Trumbull County Fair. Racing returns on Saturday, July 20 for another Menards "Super Series" event featuring the third "Bickerstaff Cup" Series event for the Outlaw Mods (IMCA-type) along with the RUSH Sprint Cars, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods, and the Jr. Sprints for kids. Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5 and racing at 7.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Colagiovanni Makes it Three out of Four with Thrilling Win at Fulton Speedway on Night #4 of Donath MotorWorx Central New York Speedweek for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

The .007 Seconds Margin of Victory Closest in ESS History.

By MIKE MALLETT

FULTON, NY– Paulie Colagiovanni continued his hot streak with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints with another win during Donath MotorWorx Central New York Speedway presented by Stirling Lubricants. Colagiovanni parked his No. 10 in victory lane for the third time in four tries. This time it came at the Fulton Speedway.

Colagiovannia chased down race leader Chuck Hebing and made the pass coming through the final turn to the checkered flag to snag his fourth overall win of the 2019 season in the 25-lap NAPA Auto Parts / Mach 1 Chassis main-event. It was another $3,085 payday for the driver and edged him closer to his first ever Speedweek title.

The redraw was kind to Colagiovanni as the teenager drew the pole for the start of the A-Main. He led the opening circuit before Chuck Hebing went to the top of turns three and four to take over the number one position.

The duo remained together for much of the early go while sixth starting Matt Tanner entered the fray by lap five making it a three-car tussle at the front. They remained nose to tail for the top three positions in the race. Each driver took turns stepping out of line trying to find the fastest lane on the speedway.

“It was tough,” stated Colagiovanni. “Chuck got the jump on me early on. I was just trying to follow him. We talked earlier in the night about the middle lane being the fastest. I was just trying to peddle it the best I could.”

For the moment it remained a three car battle out front. As they challenged one another for the lead, Dylan Westbrook, Danny Varin and Larry Wight where all looking to gain control of the fourth position.

Traffic came into play as the race reached the midway point. Hebing started utilizing the bottom groove with Colagiovanni and Tanner continuing to search the race track for an advantage.

Wight started making his presence felt as he finally cleared Westbrook on lap 16 to move into the fourth. From there the Fulton veteran quickly tracked down the top three entering the fray for the lead by lap 20.

With heavy traffic around the action for the lead intensified as the race wound down. Hebing continued to keep Colagiovanni at bay. That was until the final circuit.

Hebing dove low going into turns three and four behind the slower traffic while Colagiovanni took a shot in the middle. Colagiovanni pulled even with Hebing as they came off of the fourth corner. As they raced to the line Colagiovanni just beat Hebing to the line to pick up the dramatic victory by .007 of a second.

“I knew I was catching him,” cited Colagiovanni. “At the white flag I knew I had a little bit on him. I watched him go to the bottom a couple times. I thought if I kept my momentum up I could get him and it worked out. I didn’t know it would end up being that close.”

Hebing was upset with himself after the race. He gave up too much time getting into the final corner allowing Colagiovanni to just sneak by him as they came to the checkered flag.

“It’s my own fault,” mentioned Hebing. “I slowed down way too much for the lapped cars I came to. I kept trying to hug the bottom. I should have forgot about that and just raced. I slowed myself down a half second and he came back to me. I knew in the car I did it. At the line it was close. He’s having a heck of a year. Second definitely sucks.”

Wight ended up passing Tanner on the final lap as well to put himself on the podium. Wight had a great race car, but the caution free race made it tough to get to the top two after starting as far back as he did.

“We really needed a caution,” said Wight. “I think we had the best car in the field, but we ran out of laps. We wasted a lot of time getting the by the 47x (Westbrook) trying to clear him. Once we got by him we seemed to run the lead pack cars down right away. I would have liked to see a few more laps there.”

Tanner settled for another top five run as he finished in fourth with Westbrook making a rare Empire Super Sprint start to finish in fifth.

The sprint log on night #4 totaled 33 and for the fourth night in a row, the A-Main went green to checkered!

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main CNY Speedweek Event #4 Fulton – Paulie Colagiovanni ($3,085), Chuck Hebing ($1,585), Larry Wight ($1,060), Matt Tanner ($700), Dylan Westbrook ($530), Danny Varin ($470), Jason Barney ($430), Billy VanInwegen ($495), Jonathan Preston ($435), Jeff Cook ($600), Davie Franek ($360), Shawn Donath ($345), Joe Trenca ($300), Jordan Poirier ($375), Jeff Trombley ($450), Scott Holcomb ($325), Chad Miller ($300), Sam Reakes IV ($350), Mike Kiser ($300), Ryan Harrison ($300), Parker Evans ($300), Denny Peebles ($325), Kelly Hebing ($300), Josh Pieniazek ($300), Pete Richardson ($450), Emily VanInwegen ($100).

Did Not Qualify: Brett Wright, Kyle Moffit, Josh Flint, Dave Axton, Steve Lyons, Kevin Carlson, John Trenca

ESS Bonuses:

Stirling Lubricants Barrel of Methanol - Holcomb $175

Stirling Lubricants Drivers Meeting Draw - Richardson $100

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Trombley, Preston, Wight, Poirier $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Colagiovanni, Donath, Wight, C. Hebing $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – C. Hebing $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Colagiovanni $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Holcomb (9 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Reakes IV $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Peebles $25

Pitre Painting/Cobra Coaches Dash – Trombley ($125), B. VanInwegen ($75), Poirier ($50), Richardson ($50)

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Colagiovanni, C. Hebing, Wight $10

Hoosier Tire – Cook $200 --

 

 

Wight Romps to Donath Motor Worx CNY Speedweek Night #3 Win at Brewerton Speedway with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint

By MIKE MALLETT

BREWERTON, NY– Larry Wight dominated the third night of Donath MotorWorx Central New York Speedweek for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints at the Brewerton Speedway. It was Wight’s second career win in the series at Brewerton with his last coming way back in 2014.

Wight started from the outside pole in the E&V Energy / NAPA Auto Parts / Mach 1 Chassis A-Main. He got the lead quickly and darted away from the field. He faced challenges from lapped traffic throughout but went on to take home the $3,085 payday in the feature presented by Stirling Lubricants.

“This means a lot to show up and beat these guys who do it fulltime,” cited Wight. “We only do this five or six shows a year. It helps out being here at our home track. This definitely means a lot.”

Jeff Cook redrew the pole and won the initial race into turn one to take the lead at the start of the 25-lap feature. Before a lap could be completed Scott Holcomb spun in turn two to bring out the yellow. On the next start, Wight won the race to the top of turn two to take control of the race.

“He went a little earlier than I thought he was going to and I spun the tires,” stated Wight about the first start of the race. “I thought we were going to have to chase him down. They called it back and we were able to get him.”

As Wight raced out in front the action behind him picked up as Denny Peebles and Matt Tanner began battling for second position. Peebles kept Tanner at bay for much of the early go of the race.

Wight was in traffic by lap seven forcing him to alter his line on the speedway. The track regular in the Modified division used multiple lanes to navigate through slower cars at the back. As he did this, Peebles and Tanner continued to fight for second while Danny Varin and Jason Barney swapped the fourth position multiple times.

The halfway point saw Wight continuing to lead the way with Tanner finally going by Peebles to earn the second spot in the running order. By this point Wright had nearly a full-straightaway advantage over Tanner as he raced in heavy traffic.

“The car maneuvered really well,” stated Wight. “We were able to run top, bottom and middle, whatever we needed to do to get by them. We really didn’t waste too much time in the lapped traffic to let the second-place car catch us.”

Wight and Tanner maintained control as the race for the third spot became heated between Barney, Peebles and 10th starter Jordan Poirier. The battle continued as Poirier worked the middle with Barney and Peebles attempt to keep pace on the bottom.

Eventually Poirier went on by to take third from Barney in the final stages of the race.

Wight went on to take the victory, his second of the season with Tanner crossing the line in the second position. He was hoping for a caution as his car was getting stronger as the race went on after he came from eighth up to second.

“I don’t know if we had anything for Larry because he’s so good here, but I would have liked to line up with him to see what we had,” mentioned Tanner. “I usually dread coming to this place. We had a little extra help tonight. We bounced around some ideas and got rolling really good there. It would have been fun to line up next to him to see what we had there.”

Poirier settled for third in his first night of action of Speedweek. Like Wight, he had a car that could go nearly anywhere on the racing surface.

“When I caught the lapped cars I felt like the middle was way faster,” said Poirier. “When I passed Barney back I really started to feel good. A yellow would have helped me but starting 10th and getting third we’ll take it.”

Peebles rallied back by Barney late for his best run of the season in finishing fourth. Barney ended up finishing in the fifth spot after starting 13th.

A total of 30 cars in the pits for night #3 and with Holcomb’s spin on the initial start and the event going non-stop after that, it made for the third green to checkered event in a row.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main CNY Speedweek Event #3 Brewerton – Larry Wight ($3,085), Matt Tanner ($1535), Jordan Poirier ($1035), Denny Peebles ($700), Jason Barney ($955), Danny Varin ($495), Jeff Cook ($505), Paulie Colagiovanni ($495), Billy VanInwegen ($410), Shawn Donath ($400), Joe Trenca ($360), Sammy Reakes IV ($320), Tommy Wickham ($325), Davie Franek ($350), Chuck Hebing ($350), Jonathan Preston ($300), Chad Miller ($300), Emily VanInwegen ($325), Kelly Hebing ($300), Ryan Harrison ($350), Scott Holcomb ($500), Josh Pieniazek ($300), Tyler Rand ($325), Pete Richardson ($100), Dave Axton ($300)

Did Not Qualify: Ryan Conaim, Josh Azzi, Brett Wright, Kyle Moffit, Josh Flint

ESS Bonuses:

Stirling Lubricants Barrel of Methanol - Barney $175

Stirling Lubricants Drivers Meeting Draw - Barney $100

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Cook, Poirier, C. Hebing $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Tanner, Wight, Varin $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Wight $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Cook $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Barney (8 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Harrison $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Wickham $25

87 Speed/X1 Race Cars/Cobra Coaches Dash – Barney ($100), Colagiovanni ($75), Franek ($50), C. Hebing ($25), E. VanInwegen ($25), Rand ($25)

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Wight, Tanner, Poirier $10

Hoosier Tire – Holcomb $200

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, July 6, 2019)--Cambridge's Zach Boden won the 10th annual "Salute to Harry Turner" Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series feature Saturday, July 6 at Wilmot Raceway. Boden's win marked the first career series feature victory for the third-year driver highlighting Wilmot's Military Appreciation Night.
Boden jumped into the lead at the start of the event, closely followed by Jordan Mattson. The only caution appeared on Lap 7 when second place Mattson came to a stop, retiring from the event. On the restart Tristan Koenings escaped injury in a Turn One flip.
Boden led Brian Peterson, and Chase McDermand on the restart. McDermand took over second place at the mid-way point. Boden's advantage was a 1.8 second lead over McDermand, with five laps remaining. Boden caught the tail of the field two laps later, allowing McDermand to quickly "cut into" Bodens lead.
Driving the Harlan Kittelson owned Bullet/Ford Duratech No. 2, Boden finished 0.34 seconds ahead of the fast closing McDermand. Peterson, Ryan Probst, and rookie Matt Rechek, rounded out the top five.
"I got really slowed down by the lapped cars the last couple of laps, but I was committed to running the bottom, I knew someone had to be closing on me, I finished second to Scott (Hatton) in this race two-years ago during my rookie year, it's great to finally get a win" commented Boden after the victory. "I don't know what they(track prep crew) did before our feature, but it made the track really fast. I didn't think my first win would come at Wilmot, but I am glad it did. I've won a few races in my time but this one is so special and by far the most meaningful one. On my noggin last time out(flipped) and now we're on top. Thanks to everyone who is a part of this."
Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, IL scored the 20-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint Feature. "This is really a family effort," said Sivia, joined by his entire family and crew in victory lane. "To beat someone like Tim Cox is awesome. He was winning races before I was even born."
Sivia jumped in front from his front row starting spot never to be headed in the non-stop main. Tim Cox of Park City, IL pulled even a couple of times, but could not overtake Sivia who became the seventh different Wilmot WingLess feature winner of the season in eight outings. Cox was runner-up. Zach Raidart of Antioch, IL whose win streak was stopped at two in a row at Wilmot took third. Trevor's Jordan Paulsen was fourth. Derek Crane of Waukegan, IL fifth.
Jeff Larson of Freeport, IL made his first Wilmot appearance of the season count by winning the 20-lap modified main. "They are always tough and when you see cars like the 24(Nick Simons) and 25(Mike Simons II) starting in front of you and the tough field of drivers here, you know it's not going to be easy," said Larson. "Our set up proved to be perfect, so I have to thank our crew, sponsors and everybody."
Milwaukee's David Wirth took the initial lead, with Mike Simons II of Genoa City powering in front following a lap two caution. While working lapped traffic, Larson, who started eighth, tried a couple different lines to get past a stubborn Simons. As the two worked a lapped traffic, Larson took the lead down the front straightaway into turn one. At the finish it was Larson, M. Simons second, Tichigan's Mike Wittenburg third, Joe Huenfeld of Cedarville, IL fourth and D. Wirth fifth.
Pell Lake's Cody Potter held off his dad, Landry Potter, to win the 20-lap Street Stock Feature which saw three different leaders after an aborted initial start. "It's been a long time since I ran against dad, so that was a lot of fun," said C. Potter, the fourth different 2019 Wilmot street stock winner in as many outings. "It was a hard win on a very fast track. It was fun."
Cody Erickson of Algonquin, IL took the initial lead until lap eight when the elder L. Potter took the point. After initially starting eighth, C. Potter worked along side his dad several laps before taking the lead for the final time as the laps ticked off. At the checkered it was C. Potter by less than a car length. L. Potter second. Kenosha's Craig Kreuser worked up from seventh to third. Rob Maule of Hebron, IL fourth. David Jones of North Chicago, IL improved five spots from 10th starting berth to fifth.
Sheboygan's Brody Rivest drove his grandfather's car to victory in the 15-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car feature in his first Wilmot start of 2019. "I have won here before, but with a different car," said Rivest, noting the winning car this time was his grandfather's originally. "It's always fun to come to Wilmot. The fans, drivers, track personnel are great. I will be back again (July 20) if the car survives the IMPACT Enduro."
Going three-wide on the start and momentarily four-wide in turn two, Rivest took the lead never to be headed becoming the fourth different Bandit feature winner in as many Wilmot 2019 mains. A red flag four laps in came when Terry Davis rolled in turn one. Davis was uninjured. Rivest had John Cole of McHenry, IL come along side several times during the closing laps having to settle for second. Milwaukee's Tony Barron finished third. Salem's Ryan Johnson fourth. Scott Quarnstrom of Lake Villa, IL fifth.
Special pre-race ceremonies included recognition of long time Wilmot Raceway modified driver Dave Holden who passed away July 3. Holden's family was on hand joining the Larson, the modified feature winner, in the grandstand victory lane.
Active Military and veterans were admitted as guests of Wilmot Raceway and Kenosha County Fair Board. Antioch VFW, USO of Wisconsin and the Veterans Med-Tech Mobile Center were on hand. The American Legion provided the color guard for the National Anthem.
The NOS Energy World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series invades Wisconsin's Original Home of Sprint Car Racing, Wilmot Raceway, Saturday, July 13 for the Badger 40.
Joining the "Greatest Show on Dirt" will be the AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints and the IRA Lightning Sprints.
A special autograph session is scheduled for Kasey Kahn from 3:30-4:30 p.m. On track activity is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. with qualifying and racing to follow.
For ticket information check SLSPromotions.com.
Wilmot Raceway is located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot, Wisconsin. For updates check wilmotraceway.com, the official Wilmot Raceway Facebook Page or phone the track side race line 262-862-2090.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2019 - MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT
BADGER MIDGETS 10TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO HARRY TURNER 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Zach Boden, Cambridge; 2. Chase McDermand, Springfield, IL; 3. Brian Peterson, Mukwonago; 4. Ryan Probst, New Lenox, IL; 5. Matt Rechek, Beaver Dam; 6. Jeff Zelinski, Joliet, IL; 7. Jack Routson, Waterman, IL; 8. Scott Hatton, Sharon; 9. Kevin Olson, Machesney Park, IL; 10. Kurt Mayhew, Demotte, IN; 11. Mike Stroik, West Bend; 12. Jim Fuerst, Richfield; 13. Kyle Koch, Mcfarland; 14. Jeremy Douglas, Mcfarland; 15. R.J. Corson, Markham, IL; 16. Denny Smith, Mukwonago; 17. Harrison Kleven, Marshall; 18. Shay Sassano, Pingree Grove, IL; 19. Pat Henson, Sun Prairie; 20. Jordan Mattson, Milwaukee; 21. Tristan Koenings, Van Dye; 22. Mike Ungar, Madison.
8-lap Advance Fastening Supply Semi Feature Winner: Hatton.
8-lap AutoMeter Heat Race Winner: Mayhew.
8-lap Engler Machine Heat Race Winner: Mattson.
8-lap Madison Extinguisher Heat Race Winner: Rechek.
Schoenfeld Headers Fast Time: Routson, 16.025 seconds.
Cars Present: 25 Feature Lap Leaders: Boden 1-20.
Badger Midget Series Points: 1. Jack Routson 650; 2. Chase McDermand 630; 3. Ryan Probst 568; 4. Zach Boden 529; 5. Kevin Olson 453; 6. Brian Peterson 413; 7. Mike Stroik 356; 8. Matt Rechek 391; 9. Scott Hatton 390; 10. Chase Jones 346.
RACE NOTES
---Zach Boden became the eighth different driver to win the Turner event. Brad Kuhn is the only event repeat winner, with three victories.
---Points leader Jack Routson made his Wilmot debut, topping the 25-car field in qualifying, which was his first Badger career Schoenfeld Headers Fast Time honor.
---With eight races completed Badger is averaging 25.1 cars per event.
---Brian Peterson scored his career best feature finish third place in the event.
---Jeremy Douglas won the Howard Law Cash Draw, a bonus for a randomly selected feature finishing position. Scott Hatton claimed the Advance Race Suspensions Hard Charger Award improving nine starting positions.
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 2. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 3. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 4. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 5. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 6. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 7. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 8. Allen Hafford, Beach Park; 9. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 10. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 11. Johnny Fahl, Brown Deer; 12. George Gaertner, Salem; 13. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 14. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 15. Natalie Klemko, Bristol; 16. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 17. James Walldan, Kenosha; 18. Charles Spoonmore, Somonauk, IL; 19. Paul Shaffer, Milwaukee; 20. Tom Eller, Winthrop Harbor; 21. Rusty Egan, Burlington; 22. Travis Mahoney, Olgesby, IL; 23. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 24. Tommy Colburn, New Berlin.
12-LAP "B" MAIN:"1. Mahoney; 2. Egan; 3. Swim; 4. T. Colburn; 5. Zach Hansen, New Berlin; 6. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 7. Greg Alt, Delavan; 8. James Wehrman, Kenosha; 9. Rod Colburn, Muskego; 10. William Huck, Mukwonago; 11. James Walldan, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 12. Andrew Kiedrowski, Union Grove; 13. Kevin Frederiksen, Hales Corners.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Olsen; Gaertner; Sivia; Crane.
FAST QUALIFIER: Raidart(:15.921 seconds)
MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Jeff Larson, Freeport, IL; 2. Mike Simons II, Genoa City; 3. Mike Wittenburg, Tichigan; 4. Joe Huenfeld, Cedarville, IL; 5. David Wirth, Milwaukee; 6. Ryan Marshall, Kansasville; 7. John Dost, Bristol; 8. Mike Conn, Big Bend; 9. Terry Kiedrowski, Union Grove; 10. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 11. Scott Crowbridge, Burlington; 12. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL; 13. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron, IL; 14. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 15. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL; 16. Doyle Buzzell, Clyman(Did Not Start); 17. Ronnie Mink, Bristol(DNS).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Wittenburg; M. Simons.
FAST QUALIFIER: Larson(:16.719 seconds)
STREET STOCKS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Cody Potter, Pell Lake; 2. Landry Potter, Pell Lake; 3. Craig Kreuser, Kenosha; 4. Rob Maule, Hebron; 5. David Jones, North Chicago, IL; 6. Mark Baker, Big Bend; 7. Cody Erickson, Algonquin, IL; 8. Courtney Atkinson, Muskego; 9. Nick Smalley, Burlington; 10. Jason Jones, North Chicago; 11. Brandon Mertes, Antioch; 12. James Jaime, Salem; 13. Kevin Domrose, Big Bend; 14. Terry Hillgendorf, McHenry, IL; 15. Carl Sturt, Wadsworth, IL(DNS).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: L. Potter; Mertes.
BANDIT 4-CYLINDER STOCK CARS: 15-LAP FEATURE: 1. Brody Rivest, Sheboygan; 2. John Cole, McHenry; 3. Tony Barron, Milwaukee; 4. Ryan Johnson, Salem; 5. Scott Quarnstrom Lake Villa, IL; 6. Robin Wachsmuth, Williams Bay; 7. Brad Becker, Milwaukee; 8. Brandon Walters, Silver Lake; 9. Brody Chilvers, Milton; 10. Scott Ludtke, Lyons; 11. Louie Toutant, Twin Lakes; 12. Terry Davis, Oak Creek; 13. Jacob Dallago, Antioch(DNS)
6-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Barron; Cole.
Submitted by Michael H. Babicz & Bryan Gapinski

 

 

 

Kofoid pads AFCS and Fremont Speedway 410 point leads with win; Miller sweeps AFCS 305 weekend; Brooks gets exciting truck victory

Sunday, July 7, 2019

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Michael "Buddy" Kofoid has adapted to racing in the Midwest very well. He proved it again Saturday at Fremont Speedway, winning his second 410 sprint feature at The Track That Action Built in dominating fashion on Crown Battery Night.

Early afternoon rain made the racing surface much different than the previous weeks but it was no problem for Kofoid who pads his lead not only in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint standings at Fremont, but also the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group. Kofoid, 17-years-old from Penngrove, California, took the lead from Chris Andrews on Lap five and survived three cautions and a red, winning by nearly four seconds.

"On the slick track we need to work on it but we're getting better. As long as we are racing I don't really care what the track is. As long as it's racing and we can pass someone. I'm a little winded after this one...not as much as the first one but to get my second one with the AFCS is cool. One of my bucket item lists was an All Star win and was able to do that so my next one is an outlaw race and hopefully at the Brad Doty Classic. We've been rolling good at Attica, we just can't get lady luck on our side. I can't thank Ed Neumeister Racing, Gill Construction, CK Plumbing, Ray Brooks and the Linders and everyone for giving me a great opportunity," said Kofoid in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Thanks to race night sponsor Crown Battery of Fremont, a $100 was added to every feature position in the 410 A-main and extra money was also added for the 305 sprints and dirt truck features. The Alex Burkett Australian Pursuit also carried a $1,000 victory check and Waterville, Ohio's Travis Philo took that loot.There were other added financial incentives throughout the night as well thanks to Crown Battery.

Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller continued his hot streak in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. Miller scored his third straight feature win having taken the victory a week ago at Fremont and this past Friday at Attica Raceway Park as well as Saturday at Fremont. Miller took the lead from Kyle Peters with just four laps to go and drove to his 22nd career win at Fremont.

The sweep of the KS Sales & Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales also puts Miller, the 2018 FAST 305 champion, back into contention for that $2,500 pay day at season's end.

"We were a little tight in the feature and could have been freed up a little more. I didn't know if I was going to get to him (Peters) and then I saw him slow down in lapped traffic and took advantage," said Miller beside his Sonic Hauling/Pen Monster.com/Brad’s Barbecue/Napa of Attica/Avon by Angie/Griff’s Engines/Color Street by Jaime Hennig/Reedtown Tavern/Fostoria Mod Shop/York Carpet Outlet/Crown Battery/Branham Builders/Imprint Logo/Phil Rister Racing backed #26.

The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature was marred with several cautions but during green flag racing the action was terrific with seven trucks battling for the lead throughout the 20 laps. Wayne, Ohio's John Brooks, a two time limited late model Fremont champion, took the lead on lap 11 and survived three cautions and challenges from Kent Brewer the last four laps to score his 9th career victory at Fremont.

"That was pretty rough in the beginning. We were trading paint. I don't think we could have made it much longer...we have a hole in the radiator. That was fun...a blast though. I want to thank Jeff Bacock. We threw this thing together with a bunch of spare parts basically but we're having a blast. I have to thank Chris and my wife and my baby is here...first race she's been too and I have to thank Crown Battery for the extra money they put up," said Brooks beside his Best Performance Motorsports/Craig Miller Trucking/KS Sales & Service/Turner Electric/Speedway Bar & Grill/Dave Story Equipment & Repair/Keyser Manufacturing/Bulk Material Lift backed machine.

Kelsey Ivy and Chris Andrews brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature with Andrews gaining the lead over fourth starter Kofoid, Ivy, Hunter Schuerenberg, DJ Foos, Nate Dussel and Tyler Gunn. RJ Jacobs spun and Ryan Broughton stopped with a flat tire after a lap was completed and Ivy had a mechanical issue ending her run. On the restart Andrews continued to lead Kofoid, Schuerenberg, Dussel and Foos

Just after the fourth lap was completed Kofoid diamond off the turn two corner and drove under Andrews for the lead just before the caution flew for a Josh Turner spin. When the green reappeared Kofoid continued to lead Andrews, Schuerenberg, Dussel and Foos when Cale Stinson stopped on the high side of turn three. A lap later and Jacobs once again brought out the caution..

Kofoid set a blistering pace when the green came back out, encountering lapped traffic just five laps following the caution with his lead 3.5 seconds over Andrews. Schuerenberg was able to grab second on lap 18 but Andrews refused to give up. Schuerenberg took a tumble in turn three on lap 19 but was uninjured. It wiped out a nearly five second lead for Kofoid. With 11 laps to go the running order on the restart was Kofoid, Andrews, Dussel, Gunn, 18th starter Cap Henry, Foos and Travis Philo

On the restart Dussel drove into second but Kofoid had pulled away to a three second lead just three laps following the green flag. After taking the white flag, Dussel clipped an infield tire and bent a steering component and dropped to sixth at the checkers. Kofoid scored the win over Andrews, Gunn, Henry, and Foos.

Peters and Jimmy McGrath paced the field for the 25-lap 305 A-main with Peters jumping into the lead over McGrath, Kyle Capodice, Miller, Paul Weaver and Luke Griffith. Weaver spun on lap two with Griffith going to the work area to change a tire. On the restart Miller drove into third while Peters continued to lead McGrath. Justin Adams brought out the caution on lap six with Peters leading McGrath, Miller, Capodice, Dustin Rall, Brandon Moore, Alvin Roepke, Larry Kingseed and 16th starter John Ivy.

With 10 laps in Peters' lead was 2.3 seconds as Miller took second from McGrath while Ivy had moved into fourth. Zeth Sabo spun on lap 11 with the running order Peters, Miller, McGrath, Ivy, Capodice, Roepke, Rall and Moore. When the green flew so did Peters as Miller worked to keep pace while Ivy took third. With 10 laps to go the car on the move was 19th starter Steve Rando who had moved into seventh.

As the laps clicked off it appeared Peters car was having some sort of issue as his lead evaporated. Peters and Miller split a lapped car with four laps to go with Miller taking the lead. Roepke and McGrath were fighting for fourth when they tangled with a lapped car with four laps to go. With a clear track Miller pulled away the final four laps for the win over Peters, ivy, Capodice and Rando.

The dirt truck A-main featured seven cautions including one for leader Jimmy McGrath Jr. on lap three and another for leader Jeff Ward on lap nine. At one point in the feature there were seven trucks running nose to tail and side by side for the lead. Brooks, who started 11th, took the lead from Kyle Lagrou on lap 11 and survived three restarts the final nine circuits to hold off Kent Brewer for the win. Shawn Valenti, Jim Holcomb and Brad Stuckey rounded out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 13 for an all-sprint-car spectacular on Root's Poultry/Fort Ball Pizza Palace Throw Back Night. Racing will be the AFCS 410 and 305 sprints ($1,000 to win for the 305s) and the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series non-wing sprints. It's "throw back night" and fans are encouraged to wear their oldest racing t-shirts. Also, when fans buy one Root's shredded chicken sandwich or a slice of Fort Ball Pizza they will get a second sandwich or slice of pizza free.

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

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410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.815; 2.16-DJ Foos, 13.103; 3.25M-Chris Andrews, 13.371; 4.5-Byron Reed, 13.397; 5.2+-Brian Smith, 13.418; 6.5T-Travis Philo, 13.444; 7.8M-TJ Michael, 13.458; 8.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.483; 9.23-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.510; 10.45-Brian Lay, 13.511; 11.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.624; 12.14-Chad Wilson, 13.633; 13.1-Nate Dussel, 13.723; 14.84-Cale Stinson, 13.732; 15.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.812; 16.5Jr-Jimmy Jr, 13.820; 17.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.847; 18.18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.921; 19.9R-Dustin Rall, 13.957; 20.33W-Caleb Griffith, 14.017; 21.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.120; 22.4T-Josh Turner, 14.144; 23.77I-John Ivy, 14.237; 24.4-Cap Henry, 14.281; 25.29-Rich Farmer, 14.323; 26.28-Tad Peck, 14.347; 27.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.459; 28.96AU-Bruce White, 19.689;

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 2. 45-Brian Lay[1] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton[7] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 4. 18J-RJ Jacobs[6] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[3] ; 6. 84-Cale Stinson[5] ; 7. 4T-Josh Turner[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[2] ; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 5. 33W-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 6. 4-Cap Henry[7] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5]

B-Main 1 (7 Laps) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[7] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[3] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 5. 25M-Chris Andrews[5] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 7. 16-DJ Foos[6]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews[2] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 4. 4-Cap Henry[18] ; 5. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 6. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[12] ; 8. 33W-Caleb Griffith[15] ; 9. 5-Byron Reed[10] ; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[14] ; 11. 22B-Ryan Broughton[16] ; 12. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 13. 45-Brian Lay[7] ; 14. 14-Chad Wilson[9] ; 15. 4T-Josh Turner[20] ; 16. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[6] ; 17. 18J-RJ Jacobs[11] ; 18. 84-Cale Stinson[17] ; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 20. 2L-Landon LaLonde[21] ; 21. 96AU-Bruce White[22] ; 22. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] Hard Charger: 4-Cap Henry +14

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.577; 2.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.614; 3.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 13.820; 4.09-Justin Adams, 13.917; 5.75-Jerry Dahms, 13.932; 6.97-Kyle Peters, 13.954; 7.9R-Dustin Rall, 13.957; 8.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.958; 9.11G-Luke Griffith, 13.981; 10.47-Matt Lucius, 14.003; 11.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.022; 12.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.032; 13.36-Seth Schneider, 14.039; 14.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.045; 15.X-Mike Keegan, 14.055; 16.7-Shawn Valenti, 14.137; 17.8-Bobby Clark, 14.144; 18.25-Jason Keckler, 14.146; 19.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.185; 20.77I-John Ivy, 14.237; 21.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.283; 22.29-Rich Farmer, 14.323; 23.3V-Chris Verda, 14.344; 24.28-Tad Peck, 14.347; 25.10-Josh Harrison, 14.371; 26.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.459; 27.19R-Steve Rando, 14.466; 28.4*-Tyler Street, 92.999;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 4. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[10] ; 9. 10-Josh Harrison[9] ; 10. 29-Rich Farmer[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[3] ; 8. 3V-Chris Verda[8] ; 9. X15-Kasey Ziebold[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 2. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[4] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 8. 28-Tad Peck[8] ; 9. 3X-Brandon Riehl[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison[10] ; 9. 28-Tad Peck[9] ; 10. 3X-Brandon Riehl[12] ; 11. X15-Kasey Ziebold[11] ; 12. 3V-Chris Verda[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[16] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[19] ; 6. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[20] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti[18] ; 10. 36-Seth Schneider[17] ; 11. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[15] ; 13. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 14. 1H-Zeth Sabo[12] ; 15. 09-Justin Adams[10] ; 16. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[2] ; 17. 99-Alvin Roepke[13] ; 18. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[9] ; 19. 47-Matt Lucius[8] ; 20. 8-Bobby Clark[14] Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +14

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[2] ; 2. 1-John Brooks[6] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 4. 13-Dan Hennig[4] ; 5. 5-Jim McGrath[3] ; 6. 75-Adam Dible[8] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[7] ; 8. 10-Roger Inks[9] ; 9. 36M-Cory McCaughey[5]

Heat 2 (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[1] ; 2. 17-Steve Endicott[3] ; 3. 2-Brian Sorg[2] ; 4. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 5. 5s-Brad Stuckey[8] ; 6. 1X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 7. 14T-Cody Truman[6] ; 8. 25-Bryce Black[4] ; 9. 04-Jeff Hites[9]

Heat 3 (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[1] ; 4. 9-Curt Inks[5] ; 5. 67-Ben Clapp[6] ; 6. 51W-Thomas Anderson[4] ; 7. 8W-Allen White[8] ; 8. 115-Ben Good[3]

Heat 4 (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 33-Jeff Ward[1] ; 2. 26-Kyle Lagrou[2] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[6] ; 4. 32-Kevin Phillips[3] ; 5. 0-Andy Keegan[5] ; 6. 83-Noah Wagner[8] ; 7. 7X-Dana Frey[4] ; 8. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[7]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 5s-Brad Stuckey[2] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[9] ; 3. 1X-Brad Keckler[4] ; 4. 5-Jim McGrath[1] ; 5. 11-Austin Gibson[5] ; 6. 25-Bryce Black[8] ; 7. 14T-Cody Truman[6] ; 8. 10-Roger Inks[7] ; 9. 04-Jeff Hites[10] ; 10. 75-Adam Dible[3]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 0-Andy Keegan[2] ; 2. 67-Ben Clapp[1] ; 3. 83-Noah Wagner[4] ; 4. 7X-Dana Frey[6] ; 5. 8W-Allen White[5] ; 6. 51W-Thomas Anderson[3] ; 7. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[7]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps) 1. 1-John Brooks[11] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 3. 7B-Shawn Valenti[12] ; 4. 16-Jim Holcomb[9] ; 5. 5s-Brad Stuckey[17] ; 6. 32-Kevin Phillips[16] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[14] ; 8. 1X-Brad Keckler[21] ; 9. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 10. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 11. 2-Brian Sorg[4] ; 12. 13-Dan Hennig[13] ; 13. 67-Ben Clapp[20] ; 14. 26-Kyle Lagrou[2] ; 15. 23m-Brad Mitten[6] ; 16. 36M-Cory McCaughey[18] ; 17. 17-Steve Endicott[10] ; 18. 33-Jeff Ward[7] ; 19. 0-Andy Keegan[19] ; 20. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[1] ; 21. 9-Curt Inks[15] Hard Charger: 1x-Brad Keckler +13

 

 

Heath, Goetz, Smith and Holtrop Win on Midseason Championship Night

7/6/19

Alger, WA - A huge crowd packed Skagit Speedway for the Les Schwab Midseason Championship night and fireworks extravaganza and saw four familiar faces grace victory lane. Colton Heath and Chase Goetz entered the night as the respective point leaders in their division and came away with wins, while Kevin Smith and Adam Holtrop were repeat winners in their classes. The top eight cars in owner points were locked in to the scramble - cars ninth and deeper all qualified for their starting spots in the sprint car divisions. In the stock car classes, six cars went to the scramble off owner points, while positions seven on back had their A Main spots determined by owner points highest to lowest coming into the night.

The Budweiser 360 Sprints were the main event of the evening and while Heath came out on top, he had to work for it. After winning the scramble, Heath sat second in the early going of the race while Eric Fisher held point. Heath experimented with his line and coming to complete lap seven, threw a slidejob at Eric that stuck in turn four to capture the lead. Colton turned away Fisher’s counter move going into turns one and two and went the rest of the way for the win, followed by Fisher and Greg Hamilton.

Win number four for Chase Goetz in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints was a wire to wire run on a rapidly slicking off Skagit Speedway. Around lap ten, Kelsey Carpenter closed on Goetz and stuck a nose underneath him coming off turn four - Chase took the opportunity to dive to the low groove to block the charge and led the remaining laps after carving through slower traffic. Carpenter was second with Jayme Barnes third. Goetz won the scramble.

Despite numerous cautions slowing his pace, Kevin Smith was dominant in the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds, leading all 25 lap easily on his march to victory lane. Smith also won the scramble. A hard fought battle among three cars ended up with Rick Smith second and Adam Holtrop third.

Holtrop rebounded by scoring a popular win in the Outlaw Tuners, taking the lead from Kyle Hanson early, then surviving a late race scare, as he collided with a slower car on the last lap, allowing Brian Michelson to pull even briefly on the back stretch. Holtrop held strong and cleared Michelson coming off the final turn for the win. Michelson, who broke his car charging on the final lap, earned second while Howard Vos outdueled Hanson (who won the scramble) for third.

Budweiser 360 Sprints

Fast Time - Robbie Price 11.756

Scramble - Colton Heath, Eric Fisher, Cam Smith, Greg Hamilton, Travis Jacobson, Jason Solwold, Bailey Sucich, Chris Bullock

Main - Colton Heath, Fisher, Hamilton, Solwold, Robbie Price, Smith, Justin Youngquist, Jacobson, Luke Didiuk, Bullock, Sucich, Jake Helsel

Lap Leaders - Fisher 1-6 Heath 7-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints

Fast Time - Bill Rude 12.505

Scramble - Chase Goetz, Kelsey Carpenter, Steve Parker, Michael Bollinger, Eric Turner, Jayme Barnes, Sean Johnson, Malachi Gemmer

Main - Chase Goetz, Carpenter, Barnes, Parker, Bollinger, John Tharp, Gemmer, S Johnson, Turner, Rude, Joe Lyon, Dana Glenn, Cory Swatzina, Ashleigh Johnson, Justin Wedekind, Tom Weiss

Lap Leaders - Goetz 1-25

Skagit Aggregates Modifieds

Scramble - Kevin Smith, Mike Steltz, Jeff Jansma, Jeff Blanton, Rick Smith, Craig Moore

Main - Kevin Smith, R Smith, Adam Holtrop, Steltz, Blanton, Moore, Jason Butenschoen, Ben Gunderson, Dan Butenschoen, Jansma, Mel Decker, Roger Drake

Lap Leaders - K Smith 1-25

Outlaw Tuners

Scramble - Kyle Hanson, Howard Vos, Vance Hibbard, Brian Michelson, Clint Meins, TJ Campbell

Main - Adam Holtrop, Michelson, Vos, Hanson, Nathan Merrill, Mike Thomas, Jon Edwards, Colin Sims, Patricia Michelson, Tyler Ketchum, Rob Dozark, Campbell, Hibbard, Meins

Lap Leaders - Vos 1-2 Hanson 3 Holtrop 4-17

 

 

BACON BANKS $20,000 IN DOMINATING CORN BELT NATIONALS FEATURE AT KNOXVILLE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 6, 2019) - Forever stamping his name into the history books, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. did so in out-of-this-world dominating fashion on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. Securing a clean sweep of the weekend, Bacon was untouchable I the 30-lap main event, riding to victory lane in the Hoffman Racing, Mean Green No. 69 and collecting a cool $20,000 payday as the champion of the inaugural BRANDT Corn Belt Nationals.

Starting from the outside pole, Bacon bolted by polesitter Justin Grant at the drop of the green flag and assumed command of the field when he led lap one ahead of CJ Leary. From there, it was basically game over. In a non-stop 30-lap feature, Bacon immediately pulled away and distanced himself from the likes of national superstars Leary, Grant, Tyler Courtney and Kevin Thomas Jr., among others.

Reaching lap traffic by the halfway mark, Bacon went to work on the backmarkers as he held a 6.5-second advantage over Leary. Treading the cushion all the way around, Bacon made quick work of the lappers while the focus turned to Courtney, who was making a late rally in his No. 7BC machine.

Sneaking by Grant for third with ten to go, Courtney set his sights on Leary for the runner-up spot and quickly stole it away, passing Leary's No. 19AZ by the 21stcircuit. Leary would not be turned away easy, as he fired back at Courtney and reclaimed the second position the next go-round. While Leary, Courtney and Grant dealt with each other, Bacon only built his absurd advantage as continued to check off lappers and put them in his rear view mirror.

With no cautions in sight and no contenders near, Brady Bacon coasted to the checkered flag and recorded an impressive $20,000 triumph in the inaugural BRANDT Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway. It completed a weekend sweep for the Broken Arrow, Okla. driver as he asserted his power on the 51-car field and forever left his name marked on the history books.

CJ Leary of Greenfield, Ind. brought the Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports, AME Eletrical No. 19AZ home for a second-place finish, while Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind. rounded out the podium in third-place aboard his Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink No. 7BC. Rounding out the top five at Knoxville was Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Ala. in fourth aboard the Hayward-Thomas Motorsports, Grainger No. 19T and Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. in fifth with the Goacher Racing, NOS Energy Drink No. 5G.

Trailing Bacon, Leary, Courtney, Thomas and Windom was Justin Grant in sixth, Jason McDougal in seventh, Chase Stockon in eighth, Ryan Bernal in ninth and Carson Short in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League would like to extend a sincere thank you to the entire staff at Knoxville Raceway for inviting us to be a part of the inaugural BRANDT Corn Belt Nationals, also to all of the competitors, fans and sponsors who supported this event. We look forward to seeing the Corn Belt Nationals emerge as a can't miss crown jewel race over the years.

Following a three-week summer break, the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League will return again on Friday, July 26 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. followed by a Saturday, July 27 trip to St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo.

For more information on the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, you can visit www.powri.comonline, like @WARSprints on Twitter and Instagram, or like POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints on Facebook.

BRANDT Corn Belt Nationals Championship Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 69-Brady Bacon (2); 2. 19AZ-CJ Leary (4); 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney (6); 4. 19T-Kevin Thomas Jr. (5); 5. 5G-Chris Windom (8); 6. 4-Justin Grant (1); 7. 71P-Jason McDougal (7); 8. 32-Chase Stockon (3); 9. 17B-Ryan Bernal (12); 10. 21-Carson Short (11); 11. 33M-Matt Westfall (9); 12. 99-Korey Weyant (23); 13. 11W-Wyatt Burks (10); 14. 74X-Josh Hodges (20); 15. 17-Nick Bilbee (14); 16. 42-Dave Darland (19); 17. 6-Mario Clouser (16); 18. 0S-Steve Irwin (24); 19. 28-Kory Schudy (22); 20. 16-Anthony Nicholson (21); 21. 90-Riley Kreisel (13); 22. 98E-Chad Boespflug (15); 23. 7-Tim Buckwalter (18); 24. 12-Wesley Smith (17).
Lap Leader(s): Bacon 1-30.
Hard Charger(s): Weyant +11.

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
July 6, 2019

410 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 24, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 15.506; 2. 83, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (17), 15.539; 3. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.563; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (20), 15.609; 5. 7X, Justin Henderson, Tea, SD (9), 15.661; 6. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (14), 15.665; 7. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (2), 15.728; 8. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (4), 15.742; 9. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (18), 15.778; 10. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (19), 15.828; 11. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (5), 15.837; 12. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (6), 15.893; 13. 4, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (16), 15.907; 14. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (22), 15.966; 15. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (3), 15.991; 16. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.018; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (21), 16.042; 18. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (7), 16.142; 19. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (8), 16.209; 20. 7S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (23), 16.222; 21. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (11), 16.285; 22. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (10), 16.692; 23. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.712;
Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Brooke Tatnell (5); 3. Jamie Ball (1); 4. Parker Price-Miller (4); 5. Carson McCarl (6); 6. Cody Ledger (7); 7. Bob Weuve (8); 8. AJ Moeller (3);
Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Matt Juhl (2); 3. Wayne Johnson (3); 4. Justin Henderson (5); 5. Trey Starks (4); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 7. Jeff Swindell (7); 8. Joe Simbro (8);
Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Davey Heskin (4); 2. Gio Scelzi (5); 3. Tasker Phillips (2); 4. Sawyer Phillips (1); 5. Austin McCarl (6); 6. Bobby Mincer (3); 7. Matt Moro (7);
A main, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. Parker Price-Miller (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 3. Gio Scelzi (6); 4. Davey Heskin (4); 5. Austin McCarl (5); 6. Justin Henderson (2); 7. Trey Starks (10); 8. Matt Juhl (12); 9. Brooke Tatnell (8); 10. Terry McCarl (9); 11. Carson McCarl (7); 12. Tasker Phillips (14); 13. Wayne Johnson (11); 14. Sawyer Phillips (17); 15. Jeff Swindell (20); 16. Jamie Ball (15); 17. Chris Martin (13); 18. Cody Ledger (19); 19. Matt Moro (21); 20. Bob Weuve (22); 21. Joe Simbro (23); 22. Bobby Mincer (16);

Non Wing RESULTS

Time Trial Group 1, 1. 4, Justin Grant, Ione, CA (5), 19.312; 2. 32, Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN (24), 19.719; 3. 90, Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (10), 19.771; 4. 98E, Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA (12), 19.818; 5. 21, Carson Short, Marion, IL (21), 19.847; 6. 28, Kory Schudy, Springfield, MO (4), 19.866; 7. 24, Landon Simon, Indianapolis, IN (8), 19.972; 8. 9G, Cody Gardner, Milford, OH (9), 20.05; 9. 42, Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (22), 20.122; 10. 56, Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (13), 20.129; 11. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (11), 20.259; 12. 78, Rob Caho Jr., Wyoming, MN (7), 20.311; 13. 17, Nick Bilbee, Indianapolis, IN (15), 20.32; 14. 17B, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA (23), 20.425; 15. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (19), 20.702; 16. 7C, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (14), 20.73; 17. 18, Terry Richards, Denton, NE (18), 21.019; 18. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (3), 21.031; 19. 77K, Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (17), 21.094; 20. 19, Jori Hughes, Tower, MN (2), 21.125; 21. 4A, Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO (20), 21.846; 22. 20, Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (16), 22.283; 23. 12X, Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (6), 21.767; 24. 52, Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN (1), No Time;
Time Trial Group 2, 1. 19T, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (7), 19.823; 2. 71P, Jason McDougal, Broken Arrow, OK (1), 20.121; 3. 19AZ, CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN (13), 20.168; 4. 33M, Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH (15), 20.194; 5. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (19), 20.241; 6. 69, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (14), 20.323; 7. 5G, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (9), 20.386; 8. 11W, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (2), 20.386; 9. 12S, Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (21), 20.477; 10. 74X, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (10), 20.589; 11. 16, Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (3), 20.694; 12. 6, Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (11), 20.805; 13. 99, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (24), 20.965; 14. 75X, Dustin Christie, Washington, IN (6), 21.024; 15. 7, Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA (23), 21.196; 16. 52F, Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (4), 21.319; 17. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (5), 21.414; 18. 0S, Steve Irwin, Fenton, MI (8), 21.461; 19. 44, Dickie Gaines, Mitchell, IN (18), 21.692; 20. 57, TJ Artz, Lincoln, NE (17), 21.782; 21. 0, Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA (12), 21.966; 22. 73, Lane Stone, Concordia, MO (22), 22.008; 23. 65, Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (16), 22.091; 24. 6R, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (25), No Time; 25. 24V, Brian VanMeveren, St. Paul, MN (20), No Time;
Qualifier 1, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Justin Grant (6); 2. Carson Short (4); 3. Nick Bilbee (7); 4. Riley Kreisel (5); 5. Dave Darland (2); 6. Glen Saville (8); 7. Landon Simon (3); 8. Terry Richards (9); 9. Katlynn Leer (10); 10. Braydon Cromwell (11); 11. Doug Sylvester (12); 12. Don Droud Jr. (1);
Qualifier 2, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Chase Stockon (6); 2. Ryan Bernal (7); 3. Mitchell Davis (2); 4. Kory Schudy (4); 5. Chad Boespflug (5); 6. Cody Gardner (3); 7. Chris Morgan (8); 8. Rob Caho Jr. (1); 9. Brandon Halverson (9); 10. Jori Hughes (10); 11. Steve Thomas (11);
Qualifier 3, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Tyler Courtney (4); 2. CJ Leary (5); 3. Chris Windom (3); 4. Kevin Thomas Jr. (6); 5. Anthony Nicholson (1); 6. Tim Buckwalter (8); 7. Dickie Gaines (10); 8. Korey Weyant (7); 9. Slater Helt (9); 10. Brandon Stevenson (11); 11. Chris Parkinson (12); 12. Wesley Smith (2);
Qualfiier 4, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Brady Bacon (4); 2. Wyatt Burks (3); 3. Jason McDougal (6); 4. Matt Westfall (5); 5. Mario Clouser (1); 6. Josh Hodges (2); 7. Lane Stone (11); 8. TJ Artz (10); 9. Steve Irwin (9); 10. Logan Faucon (8); 11. Frank Rodgers III (12); 12. Dustin Christie (7);
C main, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Chris Morgan (1); 2. Brandon Stevenson (2); 3. Lane Stone (5); 4. Slater Helt (4); 5. Jori Hughes (7); 6. Brandon Halverson (6); 7. Doug Sylvester (9); 8. Steve Thomas (8); 9. Braydon Cromwell (10); 10. Frank Rodgers III (11);
B main, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Dave Darland (2); 2. Josh Hodges (1); 3. Anthony Nicholson (4); 4. Kory Schudy (8); 5. Korey Weyant (6); 6. Steve Irwin (11); 7. Glen Saville (13); 8. Cody Gardner (9); 9. Mitchell Davis (7); 10. TJ Artz (15); 11. Lane Stone (21); 12. Chris Morgan (19); 13. Rob Caho Jr. (12); 14. Katlynn Leer (16); 15. Dustin Christie (10); 16. Dickie Gaines (14); 17. Terry Richards (17); 18. Brandon Stevenson (20); 19. Logan Faucon (18); 20. Jori Hughes (23); 21. Slater Helt (22); 22. Brandon Halverson (24); 23. Landon Simon (5); 24. Don Droud Jr. (3);
A main, 30 Laps, No Time: 1. Brady Bacon (2); 2. CJ Leary (4); 3. Tyler Courtney (6); 4. Kevin Thomas Jr. (5); 5. Chris Windom (8); 6. Justin Grant (1); 7. Jason McDougal (7); 8. Chase Stockon (3); 9. Ryan Bernal (12); 10. Carson Short (11); 11. Matt Westfall (9); 12. Korey Weyant (23); 13. Wyatt Burks (10); 14. Josh Hodges (20); 15. Nick Bilbee (14); 16. Dave Darland (19); 17. Mario Clouser (16); 18. Steve Irwin (24); 19. Kory Schudy (22); 20. Anthony Nicholson (21); 21. Riley Kreisel (13); 22. Chad Boespflug (15); 23. Tim Buckwalter (18); 24. Wesley Smith (17);

 

 

B. Hand, Robustelli, And J. Williamson Win Night Two Of CGS Hoppes Construction Freedom Cup

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- Friday, July 5th marked the second of three nights of the 2019 Freedom Cup, presented by Hoppes Construction, at Cottage Grove Speedway. Just like the night before three classes were represented including the IMCA Sport Mods, Todd’s Auto Body Sprint Cars, and Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds. Around eighty-five cars would make the trip representing Oregon, Washington, California, North Dakota, and Colorado as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The IMCA Sport Mod feature began with Jimmy Ford showing the way early. Ford, from Yuba City, California, battled hard with the likes of Cottage Grove’s Aaron Bloom for some time. Bloom edged out Ford at the line of lap three before Ford regained the position on lap ten. Unfortunately, Ford suffered a mechanical issue while in front of the pack on lap thirteen handing the top spot over to Brookings native Isaac Sanders.

Sanders lost the position shortly after the restart to Braedon Hand. Hand, of Cottage Grove, cruised the rest of the way to win his second straight night of action. Isaac Sanders placed second while Central Point’s Jorddon Braaten finished third. The rest of the top five consisted of David Schmidt, from Roseburg, in fourth, and fifth finishing Matt Sanders, also of Brookings.

In the Todd’s Auto Body Sprint Cars it was another thriller in lapped traffic. Vern Scevers, of Roseburg, was tough to beat in the early goings. Scevers worked the bottom of the racetrack and motored his way around the -mile clay oval swiftly but began to get bottled up in lapped traffic.

It presented a pristine opportunity for Camden Robustelli to make a move up high and into first place. Robustelli cruised right along the rest of the way uncontested. It marked the first time in 2019 that the Medford racer has bested the field at Cottage Grove. Vern Scevers ended his evening in second while Junction City’s Shane Forte placed third. The rest of the top five consisted of Jake Waddell, of Roseburg, and Cottage Grove native Kinzer Cox in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Finally, in the Mohawk Metal IMCA Modified feature, Paul Rea set the tone early. The Eugene veteran blazed the trail for the first four laps before Grey Ferrando took control of the position. Ferrando, of Stayton, navigated his machine in the top spot until lap nine. Eugene based driver Jesse Williamson was the one to make the pass, driving his younger brother Kevin’s car, and held on for the balance of the distance for his first victory of the year.

Collen Winebarger, of Corbett, ended his evening in second while Albany’s Bricen James posted a third-place result. Finishing fourth was Paul Rea and rounding out the top five, in fifth, would be Jake Mayden, of Springfield.

The 2019 Hoppes Construction Freedom Cup wraps up on Saturday, the 6th. All three same classes will return. Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30, and Time Trials at 5:30 with Racing beginning at 6:00. Tickets are $13.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Sponsors/Marketing Partners Archer Floor Covering Bonanza Drive-Up Boyce & Sons Landscape & Building Materials Columbia Distributing Comfort Suites of Creswell Farmlands Market Giant Burger Goofy's Muffler, Customs, & More James Heating & Air Conditioning Maximus Unlimited Mohawk Metal O'Reilly's Auto Parts Pink House Todd's Auto Body Welt & Welt Wenzel's Farm Sausage Dot’s Trophy Shop Todd’s Auto Body Mohawk Metal

 

 

Kreutter, McDonald, DeBoer and Olivieri Win on O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH Frankie Turkey Memorial Night at Ohsweken

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 5, 2019) – A spectacular red sunset was the backdrop for a thrilling night of action at Ohsweken Speedway for Frankie Turkey Memorial night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH on Friday, July 5. A total of 113 cars signed in for action across four divisions of action. Scott Kreutter scored his first win of the season with the Kool Kidz/Corr-Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Jesse McDonald won the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars. For the stock cars, it was Trevor DeBoer claiming a second victory this season with the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks. Fabio Olivieri won the June 28 make-up feature for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks before the regularly scheduled event was rained out.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Jim Huppunen and Scott Kreutter started on the front row for the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. The race was slowed quickly before the first lap was completed when Shane Ross slowed in turn one after losing a steering component. On the restart, Kreutter raced to the point through turns three and four while brother Cory and Ryan Turner dueled for third and fourth-respectively.

At the halfway mark, seventh-starting Dylan Westbrook was able to get into third past Cory Turner and set out to track down Huppunen. It took him just three laps to track down the No.0 and get past Huppunen for second with seven laps remaining before a caution on lap 14 when Aaron Turkey rolled to a stop before the exit ramp in turn two. The ensuing restart saw one lapped car between Kreutter and Westbrook up front. Kreutter was able to keep Jake Brown between himself and Westbrook for a lap and open a 1.2-second lead with five laps to go.

Westbrook did everything he could to try and reel in Kreutter amongst lapped traffic over the final two laps, but the Alden, NY ‘Straight Shooter’ held on for his first victory of the season with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars. Westbrook and Huppunen rounded out the podium. Ryan Turner and 21st-starting Mack DeMan completed the top-five.

Westbrook, Kreutter and Huppunen also won their qualifying heat races to start the night.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

Jesse McDonald and Eric Gledhill paced the field to the green flag for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars season opening feature. McDonald grabbed the early lead while Lucas Smith quickly darted to second and pulled alongside the leader as they crossed the stripe on the first lap. The top-two broke away from the rest of the field with third-place Darren Dryden trailing by 10 car lengths.

Five laps in to the race, McDonald distanced himself from Smith who himself fell into the clutches of Dryden who set out to move a spot closer to the top of the podium. At the hallway mark, McDonald worked into lapped traffic just as Dryden took second in the bottom groove. Then, almost immediately after passing the cross flags, Tyler Ward spun in front of the leaders in turn two, but fortunately everyone passed without incident.

The ensuing restart with 10 laps to go saw McDonald pull ahead again with Dryden and Smith battling side-by-side for second. As Dryden emerged with the spot, Smith was forced to battle with Jacob Dykstra for third. A lap later, Dykstra worked past Dryden to take second, but trailed McDonald by nearly 10 car lengths.

Then, on lap 15, the caution flag waved as rain began to fall. Cars were initially kept on the track to try and keep the surface in racing order. However, the rain continued to fall and washed out the track forcing officials to call the race complete with 15 laps in the books. McDonald scored his fifth career Crate Sprint Car victory at Ohsweken while Dykstra, Durnin, Steven Beckett and Lucas Smith rounded out the top-five.

Smith, Dykstra, McDonald and Dereck Lemyre won their qualifying heats to begin the nights while Jerry Hill won the B-Main.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Aaron Rewutzsky and Teeple brought the 28-car field of Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks to the line for the green flag. Rewutzsky led the opening lap before Teeple drove to the point in the outside lane off of turn four just before Blake Bomberry Jr. spun in turn three and was hit by Zach Bleich who ended up stuck on the concrete blocks of the inside wall.

Teeple was strong again on the restart, but Ryan Dinning used the inside line to drive to the lead with multiple three-wide battles taking place behind the leaders. Teeple stayed close with Dinning though, with both drivers running the bottom lane of the track in front of Trevor DeBoer, Chris Hale, Logan Shwedyk and Dave Bailey.

On lap eight, DeBoer got into second and immediately challenged Dinning when he pulled within a half car length of the No.8. Then, at the halfway mark, DeBoer took to the outside lane and got past Dinning for the lead while Bailey drove into third.

The final restart with eight laps to go put the top two drivers in the point standings nose-to-tail with DeBoer and Bailey lining-up in first and third. The restart saw Chris Hale drive into third while Ken Sargent moved forward into fifth while DeBoer and Bailey pulled away out front.

The final restart came following a lap 15 caution where DeBoer continued to hold the point despite Bailey’s best effort on the outside when the green flag dropped. The top-two again distanced themselves from the rest of the field as DeBoer held the advantage. Bailey got the nose to DeBoer’s quarter-panel only once over the final two laps and wouldn’t get any further as DeBoer claimed his second win of the season. Bailey, Hale, Dinning and Teeple rounded out the top-five. Rewutzsky, Shwedyk and Ryan Beagle scored victories in the qualifying heats earlier in the night.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Aidan Nigh and Mike Giberson brought the field of HRW Automotive Mini Stocks to the green flag for their 15-lap make-up Feature that was rained out on June 28. Nigh grabbed the early lead on the opening lap and opened a five car-length lead over Trevor Want over the next five laps. Nigh’s strong run came to an end on lap six when he slowed and pulled to the infield, handing the lead to Want.

At the halfway mark, Fabio Olivieri tracked down Want and with a big run off turn two grabbed the lead on lap nine. Olivieri quickly opened a significant lead until the red flag waved when Tim Nuell rolled his No.26 on its side in turn three on lap 10.

On the ensuing restart, Olivieri quickly jumped back out to another sizeable lead while Kyle Wert and Tim DeBoer battled hard for second. Wert drove right to Olivieri’s left door on the final lap at both ends of the racetrack, but Olivieri’s momentum through the middle of the track was enough to score his first career Mini Stock win. Wert and Cole Hardy rounded out the podium.

Like the week before, the regularly scheduled Feature was rained out and postponed to a later date. Trevor Want, Fabio Olivieri and Tim DeBoer raced to heat race victories for the July 5 show, meanwhile Christopher French scored the checkered flag in the B-Main.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, July 13 for Drive Safe, Ride Safe, Race Safe Bicycle Night presented by Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet. All four of Ohsweken’s weekly divisions will be in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Pit gates open at 5:30pm and spectator gates open at 6:00pm. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report July 5, 2019 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Frankie Turkey Memorial Night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH Total Entries – 113

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (23 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49-Scott Kreutter, [2]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [7]; 3. 0-Jim Huppunen, [1]; 4. 91-Ryan Turner, [5]; 5. 17X-Mack DeMan, [21]; 6. 13-Cory Turner, [4]; 7. 1-Holly Porter, [6]; 8. 87X-Shone Evans, [3]; 9. 10-Mitch Brown, [15]; 10. 71S-Shawn Sliter, [13]; 11. 11-Jamie Turner, [9]; 12. 88H-Josh Hansen, [19]; 13. 9-Steve Lyons, [22]; 14. 90-Travis Cunningham, [16]; 15. 81-Derek Jonathan, [14]; 16. 1-10-Jake Brown, [10]; 17. 94-Todd Hoddick, [17]; 18. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [23]; 19. 9B-Scott Burk, [12]; 20. 43-Scott Sherk, [20]; 21. 46-Kevin Pauls, [18]; 22. 68-Aaron Turkey, [11]; 23. 5D-Shane Ross, [8] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Scott Kreutter 1-20 Hard Charger – Mack DeMan +16 (21st to 5th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [1]; 2. 91-Ryan Turner, [6]; 3. 13-Cory Turner, [8]; 4. 81-Derek Jonathan, [2]; 5. 68-Aaron Turkey, [7]; 6. 90-Travis Cunningham, [5]; 7. 43-Scott Sherk, [4]; 8. 9-Steve Lyons, [3]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49-Scott Kreutter, [3]; 2. 11-Jamie Turner, [1]; 3. 5D-Shane Ross, [6]; 4. 1-Holly Porter, [8]; 5. 10-Mitch Brown, [5]; 6. 94-Todd Hoddick, [4]; 7. 88H-Josh Hansen, [7]; 8. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [2]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:04.887) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 0-Jim Huppunen, [6]; 2. 87X-Shone Evans, [5]; 3. 1-10-Jake Brown, [1]; 4. 71S-Shawn Sliter, [3]; 5. 9B-Scott Burk, [7]; 6. 46-Kevin Pauls, [4]; 7. 17X-Mack DeMan, [2]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Jim Huppunen

______________________________ Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (32 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 88-Jesse McDonald, [1]; DQ. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [3]; 3. 43-Darren Dryden, [6]; 4. 08-Steven Beckett, [12]; 5. 49L-Lucas Smith, [4]; 6. 5-D.J. Christie, [9]; 7. 52-Jesse Costa, [5]; 8. 45-Nick Sheridan, [8]; 9. 29-Liam Martin, [14]; 10. 12-Brad Herron, [16]; 11. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [7]; 12. 1EH-Paul Klager, [20]; 13. 28-Jordan Hill, [15]; 14. 20-Johnny Miller, [17]; 15. 74-Rob Neely, [19]; 16. 14-Eric Gledhill, [2]; 17. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [13]; 18. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [23]; 19. 49H-Jerry Hill, [21]; 20. 19D-Allan Downey, [22]; 21. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [18]; 22. 29W-Tyler Ward, [11]; 23. 83-Spencer Davis, [24]; 24. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [10] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jesse McDonald 1-15 Hard Charger – Steven Beckett +8 (12th to 4th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:07.335) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49L-Lucas Smith, [2]; 2. 29W-Tyler Ward, [1]; 3. 08-Steven Beckett, [4]; 4. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [6]; 5. 28-Jordan Hill, [8]; 6. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [7]; 7. MK8-Matthew Hill, [5]; 8. 14T-Noelle Teal, [3]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:08.749) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [2]; 2. 43-Darren Dryden, [4]; 3. 52-Jesse Costa, [5]; 4. 45-Nick Sheridan, [7]; 5. 12-Brad Herron, [8]; 6. 38-Derek Miller, [3]; 7. 70-Baily Heard, [6]; 8. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [1]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:05.795) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [1]; 2. 5-D.J. Christie, [2]; 3. 20-Johnny Miller, [3]; 4. 29-Liam Martin, [6]; 5. 1EH-Paul Klager, [5]; 6. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [4]; 7. 49H-Jerry Hill, [8]; 8. 83-Spencer Davis, [7]

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 88-Jesse McDonald, [1]; 2. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [2]; 3. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [3]; 4. 14-Eric Gledhill, [7]; 5. 74-Rob Neely, [6]; 6. 19D-Allan Downey, [5]; 7. 51-Trevor Young, [4]; 8. 69K-Jason Dixon, [8]

B-Feature 1 (10 laps – Top 7 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49H-Jerry Hill, [3]; 2. 19D-Allan Downey, [2]; 3. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [4]; 4. 83-Spencer Davis, [9]; 5. 70-Baily Heard, [6]; 6. 51-Trevor Young, [8]; 7. 14T-Noelle Teal, [10]; 8. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [1]; 9. 38-Derek Miller, [5]; 10. 69K-Jason Dixon, [12]; 11. MK8-Matthew Hill, [7]; 12. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [11]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Lucas Smith

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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (24 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [14]; 2. 49-Dave Bailey, [18]; 3. 79-Christopher Hale, [10]; 4. 8-Ryan Dinning, [9]; 5. 11-Gofast Teeple, [2]; 6. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [11]; 7. 28D-Donny Lampman, [12]; 8. 4-Aaron Rewutzsky, [1]; 9. 28-Jim Lampman, [15]; 10. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [16]; 11. 37-Robert Hoskins, [8]; 12. 38-Frank Turkey, [24]; 13. 40-Derek Liverance, [3]; 14. 2-Matt Nuell, [5]; 15. 41-Adam Plazek, [4]; 16. 32-Mark Fawcett, [13]; 17. 1-Chris Dickie, [6]; 18. 6R-Jeff Roelofs, [20]; 19. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [23]; 20. 25-Ken Sargent, [17]; 21. 13-Kacey Huffman, [21]; 22. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr., [7]; 23. 43-Kyle Andress, [19]; 24. 108Z-Zack Bleich, [22] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Aaron Rewutzsky 1; Teeple 2; Ryan Dinning 3-10; Trevor DeBoer 11-20 Hard Charger – Dave Bailey +16 (18th to 2nd)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:50.672) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 4-Aaron Rewutzsky, [1]; 2. 40-Derek Liverance, [4]; 3. 1-Chris Dickie, [8]; 4. 2-Matt Nuell, [7]; 5. 11-Gofast Teeple, [3]; 6. 41-Adam Plazek, [6]; 7. 6R-Jeff Roelofs, [5]; 8. 43-Kyle Andress, [2]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:46.337) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 53-Logan Shwedyk, [6]; 2. 8-Ryan Dinning, [4]; 3. 24-Blake Bomberry Jr., [2]; 4. 37-Robert Hoskins, [3]; 5. 79-Christopher Hale, [5]; 6. 28D-Donny Lampman, [8]; 7. 21X-Mark Bazuin, [7]; 8. 13-Kacey Huffman, [1]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:41.484) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 84RK-Ryan Beagle, [4]; 2. 23-Trevor DeBoer, [2]; 3. 49-Dave Bailey, [7]; 4. 25-Ken Sargent, [5]; 5. 28-Jim Lampman, [3]; 6. 32-Mark Fawcett, [1]; 7. 38-Frank Turkey, [6]; 8. 108Z-Zack Bleich, [8]

___________________________________ HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (34 Entries)

A-Feature from June 28 (15 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 16-Fabio Olivieri, [10]; 2. 19-Kyle Wert, [24]; 3. 7C-Cole Hardy, [13]; 4. 9-Tim DeBoer, [21]; 5. 21-Jonathan Ayrton, [12]; 6. 1-Jason Tolton, [7]; 7. 46-Wayde Thorne, [17]; 8. 23-Dusty DeBoer, [23]; 9. 19T-Trevor Want, [3]; 10. 15-Sean Iftody, [8]; 11. 360-Kevin Thorne, [16]; 12. 01-Tristan DaSilva, [18]; 13. 21H-Ryan Hillar, [20]; 14. 60-Martin Schroder, [15]; 15. 177-Tim Jamieson, [22]; 16. 6X-Mike Sarantakos, [19]; 17. 265-Mike Evers, [27]; 18. 69-Rob Twitchett, [11]; 19. 96-Brian Crosgrove, [5]; 20. 13M-Daniel McKay, [9]; 21. 54-Christopher French, [4]; 22. 6R-Tom Cole, [28]; 23. 11-Mike Giberson, [2]; 24. 517-Cody Sommerville, [26]; 25. 10-Zach Buchwald, [14]; 26. 16J-Jeremy May, [25]; 27. 88-Aidan Nigh, [1]; 28. 26-Tim Nuell, [6] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Aidan Nigh 1-6; Trevor Want 7-8; Fabio Olivieri 9-15 Hard Charger – Kyle Wert +22 (24th to 2nd)

A-Feature Line-Up for July 5 (POSTPONED – DATE TBD) Starting Position. #-Name 1. 19T-Trevor Want; 2. 16J-Jeremy May; 3. 96-Brian Crosgrove; 4. 1-Jason Tolton; 5. 17-Mike Taylor; 6. 188-Paul Longboat; 7. 15-Sean Iftody; 8. 16-Fabio Olivieri; 9. 69-Rob Twitchett; 10. 265-Mike Evers; 11. 21-Jonathan Ayrton; 12. 7C-Cole Hardy; 13. 60-Martin Schroder; 14. 360-Kevin Thorne; 15. 46-Wayde Thorne; 16. 01-Tristan DaSilva; 17. 21H-Ryan Hillar; 18. 9-Tim DeBoer; 19. 23-Dusty DeBoer; 20. 19-Kyle Wert; 21. 44-Craig Vlasic; 22. 54-Christopher French; 23. 6X-Mike Sarantakos; 24. 93-Andy Ryckman; 25. 26-Tim Nuell; 26. 517-Cody Sommerville; 27. 13M-Daniel McKay; 28. 20A-Aiden Maynard

Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 19T-Trevor Want, [4]; 2. 96-Brian Crosgrove, [7]; 3. 17-Mike Taylor, [10]; 4. 15-Sean Iftody, [12]; 5. 188-Paul Longboat, [11]; 6. 16J-Jeremy May, [5]; 7. 1-Jason Tolton, [9]; 8. 54-Christopher French, [6]; 9. 11-Mike Giberson, [3]; (DNS) 517-Cody Sommerville, (DNS) 88-Aidan Nigh, (DNS) 26-Tim Nuell

Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 16-Fabio Olivieri, [2]; 2. 69-Rob Twitchett, [3]; 3. 7C-Cole Hardy, [7]; 4. 265-Mike Evers, [4]; 5. 360-Kevin Thorne, [10]; 6. 60-Martin Schroder, [9]; 7. 21-Jonathan Ayrton, [5]; 8. 93-Andy Ryckman, [11]; 9. 13M-Daniel McKay, [1]; (DNS) 05-Dave Goodacre, (DNS) 10-Zach Buchwald

Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:17.428) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 9-Tim DeBoer, [6]; 2. 19-Kyle Wert, [9]; 3. 23-Dusty DeBoer, [8]; 4. 46-Wayde Thorne, [2]; 5. 01-Tristan DaSilva, [3]; 6. 21H-Ryan Hillar, [4]; 7. 44-Craig Vlasic, [11]; 8. 177-Tim Jamieson, [7]; 9. 6X-Mike Sarantakos, [5]; 10. 20A-Aiden Maynard, [1]; 11. 6R-Tom Cole, [10]

B-Feature 1 (6 laps – Top 7 Transfer – 2:15.347) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 54-Christopher French, [2]; 2. 6X-Mike Sarantakos, [6]; 3. 93-Andy Ryckman, [4]; 4. 26-Tim Nuell, [11]; 5. 517-Cody Sommerville, [9]; 6. 13M-Daniel McKay, [3]; 7. 20A-Aiden Maynard, [5]; 8. 11-Mike Giberson, [1]; 9. 177-Tim Jamieson, [7]; 10. 6R-Tom Cole, [8]; 11. 88-Aidan Nigh, [10]; 12. 10-Zach Buchwald, [13]; 13. 05-Dave Goodacre, [12]

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

BIRCH RUN, Mich. – Jason Blonde used some late-race theatrics to end a two-year Must See Racing Sprint Car Series winless drought on Friday night at Birch Run Speedway and Event Center.

Blonde, who was a distant second to Ryan Litt for much of the 30-lap feature, got a breath of new life in the form of a caution flag with five laps to go – after rookie Bobby Komisarski spun in turn two.

That set up a restart with Blonde on Litt’s back bumper, and the home-state veteran took full advantage.

Blonde trailed Litt for a lap and a half before ducking to the inside off turn two on lap 28, powering past the Canadian in turn three and pulling away over the final two circuits for his sixth-career series win.

The victory ties Blonde for fifth all-time on the series win list with Troy DeCaire, who made his return to Must See Racing competition after a five-year absence on Friday night and finished fourth.

“Ryan was checked out tonight; if it wasn’t for that yellow, I wouldn’t have had a chance,” noted Blonde. “I just have to thank this No. 42 crew, because we were really good in one hot lap session today, but in qualifying, we weren’t that good and in our heat race, we were really bad. They just kept working on it, though, we threw the kitchen sink at it and it worked well enough to get here to victory lane tonight.”

Litt was solid for the first 25 laps of the race, picking his way through traffic from sixth on the grid and taking the lead on the 10th round with a diving move around Charlie Schultz in turn two.

Once out front, Litt extended his advantage over the field to nearly five seconds despite slower traffic that hassled his No. 07 at times. However, Litt’s attempt to take home the winner’s plaque and his first Must See Racing victory since March of 2013 at Five Flags Speedway was foiled by the late yellow.

He nailed the final restart and opened a quick gap over Blonde, but Blonde quickly carved the deficit back down before making the race-defining pass entering turn three with three laps to go.

Blonde noted afterward that “it was simply a case of who was going to lift first, and I wasn’t lifting.”

“My car started off really good. I was actually surprised I picked my way through there like I did. We just started to get loose, and I wasn’t sure what we’d have after the caution,” added Litt. “Jason’s always really strong on the restarts, and I knew he would try and come at me. My car just wasn’t good enough to hold him off at the end. It’s a good points day, but all I know is I just lost and I hate losing.”

Anthony McCune completed the podium after passing Schultz following the final restart. DeCaire, driving Wayne Stickney’s No. 99, trailed the younger McCune in fourth and Schultz finished fifth.

Fast qualifier Brian Gerster, Joe Liguori, Tom Jewell, Kevin Feeney and Frank Neill completed the top 10.

Four-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune saw his hopes of a fifth-straight title take a huge blow when engine issues after his heat race Friday night left him unable to take the green flag.

His nephew, Anthony McCune, took over the top spot in points as a result of those mechanical woes.

The next race for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series will be Aug. 10 at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Birch Run Speedway; July 5, 2019

Hamilton Trucking Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #50m – Brian Gerster, 13.287; 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.580; 3. #99 – Troy DeCaire, 13.583; 4. #07L – Ryan Litt, 13.587; 5. #8 – Anthony McCune, 13.636; 6. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 13.698; 7. #42 – Jason Blonde, 13.716; 8. #97 – Ike Beasley, 13.777; 9. #13 – Joe Liguori, 13.842; 10. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 13.891; 11. #6k – Kevin Feeney, 13.905; 12. #7 – Tom Jewell, 13.924; 13. #88n – Frank Neill, 14.001; 14. #8a – Adam Biltz, 14.063; 15. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 14.202; 16. #72s – Joe Speakman, 14.357; 17. #44 – Teddy Alberts, 14.423; 18. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 14.431; 19. #85 – Rick Holley, 15.277; 20. #00 – Joey Irwin, 15.453; 21. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 15.715; 22. #74 – Ivan Shaver, 16.635; 23. #13J – Jacob Dolinar, NT

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #1 (8 laps): 1. Bobby Komisarski [3], 2. Teddy Alberts [4], 3. Jeff Bloom [6], 4. Rick Holley [2], 5. Joe Speakman [5], 6. Todd McQuillen [1], 7. Ivan Shaver [7], 8. Joey Irwin (DNS).

B&B Machinery Movers Heat #2 (8 laps): 1. Tom Jewell [2], 2. Frank Neill [1], 3. Kevin Feeney [3], 4. Joe Liguori [5], 5. Jerry Caryer [4], 6. Adam Biltz [6], 7. Ike Beasley (DNS).

RAM Engineering Heat #3 (8 laps): 1. Anthony McCune [2], 2. Troy DeCaire [4], 3. Charlie Schultz [1], 4. Ryan Litt [3], 5. Jason Blonde [5], 6. Brian Gerster [6], 7. Jimmy McCune (DNS).

1-800-RADIATOR A-Feature (30 laps): 1. #42 – Jason Blonde [3], 2. #07L – Ryan Litt [6], 3. #8 – Anthony McCune [5], 4. #99 – Troy DeCaire [7], 5. #9s – Charlie Schultz [4], 6. #50m – Brian Gerster [8], 7. #13 – Joe Liguori [2], 8. #7 – Tom Jewell [10], 9. #6k – Kevin Feeney [9], 10. #88n – Frank Neill [11], 11. #75c – Jerry Caryer [1], 12. #26 – Jeff Bloom [13], 13. #8a – Adam Biltz [12], 14. #17 – Bobby Komisarski [16], 15. #44 – Teddy Alberts [15], 16. #85 – Rick Holley [17], 17. #00 – Joey Irwin [20], 18. #32 – Todd McQuillen [18], 19. #74 – Ivan Shaver [19], 20. #72s – Joe Speakman [14], 21. #88 – Jimmy McCune (DNS); 22. #97 – Ike Beasley (DNS); 23. #13J – Jacob Dolinar (DNS).

Lap Leader(s): Liguori 1-4, Schultz 5-9, Litt 10-27, Blonde 28-30.

Hard Charger: #07L – Ryan Litt (+4)

 

 

BACON TOPS CORN BELT NATIONALS PRELIM AT KNOXVILLE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 6, 2019) - Coming out on top of a wild opening half that saw countless lead changes, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. outlasted Chris Windom and Kevin Thomas Jr. to score the win in Friday's BRANDT Corn Belt Nationals preliminary feature at Knoxville Raceway.

After two flights of qualifying, six cutthroat heat races, and two semi-features, a field of 51 non-wing sprint cars was cut down to 24 worthy feature starters. With points at all-time premium, every position counted all night long on Friday night as the Corn Belt Nationals made their grand entrance into the world of racing.

Leading the field to the green flag in the 25-lap preliminary feature, Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. shot to the early lead, but Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Ala. was quick on the trigger and rolled the bottom side from third-to-first by the time he hit the backstretch. While Thomas Jr. led the opening circuit, Windom roared back around the outside and put his NOS Energy Drink. No. 5G back to the point.

Starting an all out WAR for the top spot, Windom and Thomas Jr. went toe-to-toe over the course of the next five laps, remaining glued side-by-side lap-after-lap and corner-after-corner as they duked it out in the early running. Focused on each other, Brady Bacon, who started sixth, caught them by surprised on the sixth go-round as he slid Windom for second and made it a three-way fight.

Windom recovered and led laps 7-11 before a bobble on the entry to turn one created a slip up and allowed Bacon to sneak underneath him and assume command on lap 12. At the halfway mark, Windom recovered and drove back around to the lead, only for Bacon to AGAIN strike back and reclaim the top spot on lap 14, this time for good.

Bacon ensued to sneak away from Windom in the latter half, but a swarm of lap traffic brought Windom right back to Bacon's rear bumper in the closing circuits. As Bacon was boxed in on the bottom and Windom came storming around the outside, the white flag waved and the energy in the air became electric.

Surviving the final half-mile, Brady Bacon fended off Windom's resurgence and held on to win the opening night of the BRANDT Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway. The victory for the Hoffman Racing, Mean Green, Triple-X No. 69 marked Bacon's second-career non-wing win at Knoxville and puts him in the catbird seat heading into tomorrow with $20,000 on the line.

"I really love this place," said Bacon in Victory Lane. "It's fun to be able to do in this car, what I'd like to be able to in our wing car when we run the Nationals when we see Donny (Schatz) and everyone who runs the bottom and middle so good. I think, just having a lot of laps here...more than the competition helped me a little bit here to know that middle would come in and things like that. I was having to run a little different line, but I was able to catch the marbles in the middle and get some speed to pass a couple guys. It is testing to slow down and run the bottom. Windom almost got back by me, but fortunately we had a car good enough to make up for my mistakes."

Chris Windom rallied late and offered the fans a thrilling final few laps but fell just short with a second-place bid for his No. 5G machine. Kevin Thomas Jr. closed out the podium with a solid third-place effort his Hayward-Thomas Motorsports, Grainger No. 19T. Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind. brought his Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink No. 7BC home in fourth, while Justin Grant of Ione, Calif. ran fifth in the TOPP Motorsports, NOS Energy Drink No. 4.

Rounding out the top ten on night one of the BRANDT Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway was Ryan Bernal in sixth, Chase Stockon in seventh, Jason McDougal in eighth, CJ Leary in ninth and Matt Westfall in tenth.

CJ Leary of Greenfield, Ind. set quicktime in Flight A of qualifying with a time of 19.297 seconds aboard his Reinbold/Underwood AME Electrical No. 19AZ, while Justin Grant matched his time of 19.927 seconds to top Flight B of qualifying. Leary, Bacon, Wesley Smith, Courtney, Nick Bilbee and Stockon claimed heat race wins. Kory Schudy won the C-Main, while Carson Short topped the B-Main.

The action resumes tomorrow night with two flights of time trials, four qualifiers, a C-Main, a B-Main and a 30-lap, $20,000/Win, $1,000/Start BRANDT Corn Belt Nationals championship main event. If you can't make it in person to Knoxville Raceway, tune into www.dirtvision.comfor a live broadcast.

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Time Trials, Flight A (2 Laps):
1. 19AZ, CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN (26), 19.297; 2. 21, Carson Short, Marion, IL (14), 19.313; 3. 6, Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (2), 19.635; 4. 28, Kory Schudy, Springfield, MO (11), 19.638; 5. 69, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (19), 19.675; 6. 7, Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA (23), 19.724; 7. 33M, Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH (10), 19.741; 8. 17B, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA (8), 19.766; 9. 12S, Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (13), 19.777; 10. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (5), 19.780; 11. 56, Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (3), 19.793; 12. 75X, Dustin Christie, Washington, IN (24), 19.818; 13. 52, Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN (22), 19.834; 14. 42, Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (7), 19.957; 15. 24, Landon Simon, Indianapolis, IN (12), 20.121; 16. 0S, Steve Irwin, Fenton, MI (15), 20.185; 17. 77K, Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (21), 20.235; 18. 73, Lane Stone, Concordia, MO (4), 20.472; 19. 65, Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (9), 20.503; 20. 44, Dickie Gaines, Mitchell, IN (20), 20.508; 21. 71S, Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove, WI (18), 20.517; 22. 52F, Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (25), 20.701; 23. 19, Jori Hughes, Tower, MN (17), 21.162; 24. 20, Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (6), 21.307; 25. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (1), 21.714; 26. 4A, Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO (16), 22.135

Time Trials, Flight B (2 Laps):
1. 4, Justin Grant, Ione, CA, 19.297 (11); 2. 71P, Jason McDougal, Broken Arrow, OK (3), 19.535; 3. 32, Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN (18), 19.573; 4. 19T, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (23), 19.583; 5. 5G, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (22), 19.642; 6. 90, Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (14), 19.675; 7. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (7), 19.749; 8. 11W, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (2), 19.882; 9. 98E, Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA (9), 19.980; 10. 74X, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (19), 19.986; 11. 17, Nick Bilbee, Indianapolis, IN (6), 19.988; 12. 24V, Brian VanMeveren, St. Paul, MN (20), 20.128; 13. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (17), 20.277; 14. 99, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (12), 20.286; 15. 16, Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (10), 20.434; 16. 57, TJ Artz, Lincoln, NE (1), 20.442; 17. 9G, Cody Gardner, Milford, OH (21), 20.487; 18. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (25), 20.516; 19. 78, Rob Caho Jr., Wyoming, MN (16), 20.552; 20. 0, Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA (24), 20.720; 21. 7S, Craig Campton, Pardeeville, WI (4), 20.771; 22. 7C, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (5), 20.775; 23. 18, Terry Richards, Denton, NE (13), 21.572; 24. 12X, Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (15), 22.092; 25. 6R, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (8), NT

Heat One (8 Laps / 3 Transfer):
1. CJ Leary (6); 2. Matt Westfall (4); 3. Don Droud Jr. (3) / 4. Steve Irwin (1); 5. Chris Parkinson (7); 6. Logan Faucon (8) / 7. Brandon Halverson (9); 8. Kory Schudy (5); 9. Isaac Chapple (2)

Heat Two (8 Laps / 3 Transfer):
1. Brady Bacon (5); 2. Dave Darland (2); 3. Ryan Bernal (4) / 4. Carson Short (6); 5. Mitchell Davis (3); 6. Katlynn Leer (1) / 7. Dickie Gaines (7); 8. Braydon Cromwell (9); 9. Jori Hughes (8)

Heat Three (8 Laps / 3 Transfer):
1. Wesley Smith (4); 2. Landon Simon (2); 3. Tim Buckwalter (5) / 4. Dustin Christie (3); 5. Mario Clouser (6); 6. Doug Schenck (7) / 7. Steve Thomas (8); 8. Lane Stone (1)

Heat Four (8 Laps / 3 Transfer):
1. Tyler Courtney (4); 2. Justin Grant (6); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (5) / 4. Josh Hodges (3); 5. TJ Artz (1); 6. Chris Morgan (8) / 7. Rob Caho Jr. (7); 8. Slater Helt (2); 9. Frank Rodgers III (9)

Heat Five (8 Laps / 3 Transfer):
1. Nick Bilbee (3); 2. Wyatt Burks (4); 3. Chris Windom (5) / 4. Jason McDougal (6); 5. Korey Weyant (2); 6. Cody Gardner (1) / 7. Terry Richards (8); 8. Brandon Stevenson (7)

Heat Six (8 Laps / 3 Transfer):
1. Chase Stockon (6); 2. Chad Boespflug (4); 3. Anthony Nicholson (2); 4. Riley Kreisel (5); 5. Glen Saville (1); 6. Craig Campton (7); 7. Doug Sylvester (8); 8. Brian VanMeveren (3)

C-Main (10 Laps / 6 Transfer):
1. Kory Schudy (1); 2. Isaac Chapple (3); 3. Rob Caho Jr. (2); 4. Dickie Gaines (7); 5. Terry Richards (6); 6. Brandon Stevenson (4) / 7. Lane Stone (5); 8. Jori Hughes (9); 9. Steve Thomas (10); 10. Doug Sylvester (8); 11. Brandon Halverson (11) DNS - 12. Brian VanMeveren; 13. Slater Helt; 14. Frank Rodgers III; 15. Braydon Cromwell

B-Main (12 Laps / 6 Transfer):
1. Carson Short (1); 2. Jason McDougal (2); 3. Korey Weyant (8); 4. Josh Hodges (6); 5. Mario Clouser (3); 6. Riley Kreisel (4) / 7. Steve Irwin (9); 8. Mitchell Davis (5); 9. Cody Gardner (12); 10. Dustin Christie (7); 11. Dickie Gaines (22); 12. Brandon Stevenson (24); 13. Kory Schudy (19); 14. Rob Caho Jr. (21); 15. Terry Richards (23); 16. Logan Faucon (17); 17. TJ Artz (10); 18. Katlynn Leer (11); 19. Glen Saville (14); 20. Chris Parkinson (13); 21. Doug Schenck (15); 22. Chris Morgan (18); 23. Isaac Chapple (20); 24. Craig Campton (16)


BRANDT Corn Belt Nationals Preliminary Feature (25 Laps):
1. 69-Brady Bacon (6); 2. 5G-Chris Windom (1); 3. 19T-Kevin Thomas Jr. (3); 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney (10); 5. 4-Justin Grant (7); 6. 17B-Ryan Bernal (9); 7. 32-Chase Stockon (5); 8. 71P-Jason McDougal (20); 9. 19AZ-C.J. Leary (8); 10. 33M-Matt Westfall (2); 11. 11W-Wyatt Burks (12); 12. 12S-Wesley Smith (11); 13. 1M-Don Droud Jr. (13); 14. 99-Korey Weyant (21); 15. 17-Nick Bilbee (16); 16. 7-Tim Buckwalter (4); 17. 74X-Josh Hodges (22); 18. 6-Mario Clouser (23); 19. 21-Carson Short (19); 20. 42-Dave Darland (15); 21. 16-Anthony Nicholson (18); 22. 90-Riley Kreisel (24); 23. 98E-Chad Boespflug (14); 24. 24-Landon Simon (17).
Lap Leader(s): Thomas Jr. 1, 5-6; Windom 2-4, 7-11, 13; Bacon 12, 14-25.
Hard Charger(s): McDougal +12.

 

 

UMSS Traditional Sprints

Mother Nature would not play nice for the Friday night World of Outlaws show at Cedar Lake Speedway. Just as the PIRTEK UMSS Traditional Sprints were to take the track for the start of the heat races we would sit in a holding pattern for the first rain delay of the evening. Once under way all 3 heat races would run green to checkers on a very fast track.

The 16 of Anna Kouba and 3k of Jeremy Kerzman would lead a stout 21 car field to green for the PIRTEK UMSS Traditional feature race. Kerzman would take the early lead with the 12X of Anderson and the 14 of Shafer mixing it up right behind him. The yellow would come out with 16 laps to go for a suspension problem on the 12x who had been running in 2nd, the X car had pulled in and we would loose the 14 of Shafer and the 17b along with the 12x of Anderson. Kerzman would lead the field back to green only to have another yellow for rain. With persistant sprinkles the cars would leave the track to allow for the tractors to try to get it rolled in. After a lengthy delay for rain we would get back underway with 12 to go. The last 5 laps were great with the 3k out front and the 12 of Parsons and 7h of Hanson racing hard through lapped traffic. In the end it would be Kerzman headed to Rock Auto Victory Lane.

Race Results:
PIRTEK Heat 1: Anderson, Stettner, Parsons, Klemko, T. Hanson, Huesmann, and Emerson (DNF)

PIRTEK Heat 2: Joseph Kouba, Shafer, Jake Kouba, Paulsen, Roach, Mueller, Becker

PIRTEK Heat 3: Anna Kouba, Hanson, Kerzman, Lewerer, Peterson, Vadnais, Trembath

FEATURE: Kerzman, Parsons, Hanson, Jake Kouba, Anna Kouba, Joseph Kouba, Mueller, Stettner, Peterson, Roach, Lewerer, T. Hanson, Vadnais, Trembath, Huesmann, Becker(DNF), Anderson(DNF), Shafer(DNF) and Emerson(DNF)

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
July 5, 2019

360 RESULTS

Time Trials Group #1, 1. 4X, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (6), 16.34; 2. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (5), 16.428; 3. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (14), 16.583; 4. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (7), 16.592; 5. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.618; 6. 35, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (2), 16.635; 7. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (11), 16.645; 8. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (16), 16.655; 9. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 16.66; 10. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (20), 16.666; 11. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (4), 16.672; 12. 83, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (15), 16.72; 13. 66, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (1), 16.73; 14. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.764; 15. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.777; 16. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.835; 17. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 17.155; 18. 67, Jon Hughes, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.371; 19. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (10), 17.525; 20. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (8), 18.934; 21. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (19), 99.999;
Time Trial Group #2, 1. 44S, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (11), 16.47; 2. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (5), 16.534; 3. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.587; 4. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.697; 5. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (4), 16.741; 6. 1B, Ryan Bowers, Ham Lake, MN (1), 16.745; 7. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springfield, CA (20), 16.749; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (15), 16.811; 9. 99, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 16.828; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (12), 16.848; 11. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (10), 16.87; 12. 82, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (2), 16.916; 13. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (13), 16.925; 14. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (21), 17.036; 15. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (16), 17.084; 16. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (3), 17.143; 17. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (6), 17.277; 18. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (19), 17.349; 19. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (14), 17.464; 20. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (9), 17.658; 21. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (7), No Time;
Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Thomas Kennedy (1); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Terry McCarl (6); 4. Matt Moro (5); 5. Kelby Watt (3); 6. Tasker Phillips (9); 7. Calvin Landis (4); 8. Ricky Montgomery (7); 9. Cody Ledger (10); 10. Mitchell Alexander (8); 11. Chris Martin (11);
Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Wayne Johnson (6); 2. Joe Beaver (2); 3. Josh Higday (4); 4. Rob Kubli (1); 5. Gio Scelzi (5); 6. Jamie Ball (7); 7. Ryan Leavitt (8); 8. Tom Lenz (3); 9. Jon Hughes (9); 10. Casey Greubel (10);
Heat 3, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Austin McCarl (2); 2. Ryan Roberts (4); 3. Trey Starks (6); 4. Mason Daniel (3); 5. Carson McCarl (5); 6. McKenna Haase (7); 7. Brad Comegys (1); 8. Nathan Mills (8); 9. Troy Manteufel (9); 10. John Anderson (10); 11. Ben Woods (11);
Heat 4, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Jason Martin (1); 2. Davey Heskin (2); 3. Matt Juhl (3); 4. Ryan Bowers (4); 5. Jon Agan (5); 6. Ryan Giles (6); 7. Eric Bridger (7); 8. Rob Weuve (8); 9. Alan Zoutte (9); 10. AJ Moeller (10);
B main, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Jason Martin (4); 2. Rob Kubli (3); 3. Jamie Ball (7); 4. Tom Lenz (1); 5. Ricky Montgomery (5); 6. Ryan Leavitt (11); 7. Tasker Phillips (13); 8. McKenna Haase (6); 9. Cody Ledger (17); 10. Mitchell Alexander (9); 11. Nathan Mills (10); 12. Eric Bridger (8); 13. Troy Manteufel (14); 14. Rob Weuve (12); 15. Jon Hughes (15); 16. Casey Greubel (19); 17. Alan Zoutte (16); 18. John Anderson (18); 19. Brad Comegys (2);
A main, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. Wayne Johnson (6); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Clint Garner (11); 4. Carson McCarl (1); 5. Gio Scelzi (9); 6. Jon Agan (12); 7. Matt Moro (2); 8. Ryan Roberts (3); 9. Calvin Landis (19); 10. Kelby Watt (17); 11. Davey Heskin (20); 12. Jamie Ball (23); 13. Mason Daniel (18); 14. Josh Higday (7); 15. Joe Beaver (15); 16. Jason Martin (21); 17. Ryan Bowers (14); 18. Tom Lenz (24); 19. Trey Starks (5); 20. Austin McCarl (8); 21. Ryan Giles (10); 22. Thomas Kennedy (13); 23. Matt Juhl (16); 24. Rob Kubli (22);

Non Wing RESULTS

Time Trial Group #1, 1. 19AZ, CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN (26), 19.297; 2. 21, Carson Short, Marion, IL (14), 19.313; 3. 6, Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (2), 19.635; 4. 28, Kory Schudy, Springfield, MO (11), 19.638; 5. 69, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (19), 19.675; 6. 7, Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA (23), 19.724; 7. 33M, Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH (10), 19.741; 8. 17B, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA (8), 19.766; 9. 12S, Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (13), 19.777; 10. 1M, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (5), 19.78; 11. 56, Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (3), 19.793; 12. 75X, Dustin Christie, Washington, IN (24), 19.818; 13. 52, Isaac Chapple, Willow Branch, IN (22), 19.834; 14. 42, Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (7), 19.957; 15. 24, Landon Simon, Indianapolis, IN (12), 20.121; 16. 0S, Steve Irwin, Fenton, MI (15), 20.185; 17. 77K, Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (21), 20.235; 18. 73, Lane Stone, Concordia, MO (4), 20.472; 19. 65, Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (9), 20.503; 20. 44, Dickie Gaines, Mitchell, IN (20), 20.508; 21. 71S, Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove, WI (18), 20.517; 22. 52F, Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (25), 20.701; 23. 19, Jori Hughes, Tower, MN (17), 21.162; 24. 20, Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (6), 21.307; 25. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (1), 21.714; 26. 4A, Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO (16), 22.135;
Time Trial Group #2, 1. 4, Justin Grant, Ione, CA (11), 19.297; 2. 71P, Jason McDougal, Broken Arrow, OK (3), 19.535; 3. 32, Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN (18), 19.573; 4. 19T, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (23), 19.583; 5. 5G, Chris Windom, Canton, IL (22), 19.642; 6. 90, Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (14), 19.675; 7. 7BC, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (7), 19.749; 8. 11W, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (2), 19.882; 9. 98E, Chad Boespflug, Hanford, CA (9), 19.98; 10. 74X, Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (19), 19.986; 11. 17, Nick Bilbee, Indianapolis, IN (6), 19.988; 12. 24V, Brian VanMeveren, St. Paul, MN (20), 20.128; 13. 22S, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (17), 20.277; 14. 99, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (12), 20.286; 15. 16, Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (10), 20.434; 16. 57, TJ Artz, Lincoln, NE (1), 20.442; 17. 9G, Cody Gardner, Milford, OH (21), 20.487; 18. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (25), 20.516; 19. 78, Rob Caho Jr., Wyoming, MN (16), 20.552; 20. 0, Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA (24), 20.72; 21. 7S, Craig Campton, Pardeeville, WI (4), 20.771; 22. 7C, Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (5), 20.775; 23. 18, Terry Richards, Denton, NE (13), 21.572; 24. 12X, Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (15), 22.092; 25. 6R, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (8), No Time;
Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. CJ Leary (6); 2. Matt Westfall (4); 3. Don Droud Jr. (3); 4. Steve Irwin (1); 5. Chris Parkinson (7); 6. Logan Faucon (8); 7. Brandon Halverson (9); 8. Kory Schudy (5); 9. Isaac Chapple (2);
Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Brady Bacon (5); 2. Dave Darland (2); 3. Ryan Bernal (4); 4. Carson Short (6); 5. Mitchell Davis (3); 6. Katlynn Leer (1); 7. Dickie Gaines (7); 8. Braydon Cromwell (9); 9. Jori Hughes (8);
Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Wesley Smith (4); 2. Landon Simon (2); 3. Tim Buckwalter (5); 4. Dustin Christie (3); 5. Mario Clouser (6); 6. Doug Schenck (7); 7. Steve Thomas (8); 8. Lane Stone (1);
Heat 4, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Tyler Courtney (4); 2. Justin Grant (6); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (5); 4. Josh Hodges (3); 5. TJ Artz (1); 6. Chris Morgan (8); 7. Rob Caho Jr. (7); 8. Slater Helt (2); 9. Frank Rodgers III (9);
Heat 5, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Nick Bilbee (3); 2. Wyatt Burks (4); 3. Chris Windom (5); 4. Jason McDougal (6); 5. Korey Weyant (2); 6. Cody Gardner (1); 7. Terry Richards (8); 8. Brandon Stevenson (7);
Heat 6, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Chase Stockon (6); 2. Chad Boespflug (4); 3. Anthony Nicholson (2); 4. Riley Kreisel (5); 5. Glen Saville (1); 6. Craig Campton (7); 7. Doug Sylvester (8); 8. Brian VanMeveren (3);
C main, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Kory Schudy (1); 2. Isaac Chapple (3); 3. Rob Caho Jr. (6); 4. Dickie Gaines (7); 5. Terry Richards (10); 6. Brandon Stevenson (8); 7. Lane Stone (5); 8. Jori Hughes (9); 9. Steve Thomas (11); 10. Doug Sylvester (12); 11. Brandon Halverson (13); 12. Brian VanMeveren (2); 13. Slater Helt (4); 14. Frank Rodgers III (14); 15. Braydon Cromwell (15);
B main, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Carson Short (1); 2. Jason McDougal (2); 3. Korey Weyant (8); 4. Josh Hodges (6); 5. Mario Clouser (3); 6. Riley Kreisel (4); 7. Steve Irwin (9); 8. Mitchell Davis (5); 9. Cody Gardner (12); 10. Dustin Christie (7); 11. Dickie Gaines (22); 12. Brandon Stevenson (24); 13. Kory Schudy (19); 14. Rob Caho Jr. (21); 15. Terry Richards (23); 16. Logan Faucon (17); 17. TJ Artz (10); 18. Katlynn Leer (11); 19. Glen Saville (14); 20. Chris Parkinson (13); 21. Doug Schenck (15); 22. Chris Morgan (18); 23. Isaac Chapple (20); 24. Craig Campton (16);
A main, 25 Laps, No Time: 1. Brady Bacon (6); 2. Chris Windom (1); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3); 4. Tyler Courtney (10); 5. Justin Grant (7); 6. Ryan Bernal (9); 7. Chase Stockon (5); 8. Jason McDougal (20); 9. CJ Leary (8); 10. Matt Westfall (2); 11. Wyatt Burks (12); 12. Wesley Smith (11); 13. Don Droud Jr. (13); 14. Korey Weyant (21); 15. Nick Bilbee (16); 16. Tim Buckwalter (4); 17. Josh Hodges (22); 18. Mario Clouser (23); 19. Carson Short (19); 20. Dave Darland (15); 21. Anthony Nicholson (18); 22. Riley Kreisel (24); 23. Chad Boespflug (14); 24. Landon Simon (17);

 

 

Reed holds off Schuerenberg for AFCS 410 win at Attica; Drown gets late race pass for late model victory; Miller dominates AFCS 305 feature

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, OH. - Byron Reed hasn't raced a lot in 2019 but the veteran sprint car driver still knows his way around Attica Raceway Park. Reed, an eight time track champion, held off a charging Hunter Schuerenberg to score his second 410 sprint car win of the year Friday on Sutton Bank/Craig Miller Trucking/Burns Electric Night.

The victory was the 41st of Reed's career at Attica, as he inches closer to the Callie's Performance Product 410 Sprint Car division's all-time feature win top spot held by Mark Keegan who has 56 checkers.

A solid third place finish for Cap Henry puts him closer to Buddy Kofoid in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group standings.

In an exciting Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature Wooster, Ohio's Doug Drown took the lead with just four laps to go after a spirited battle with Matt Irey and Ryan Missler and went on to earn his third victory of the season at Attica. The 25-lap green to checker feature took just seven minutes to complete. Drown's victory is the 27th of his career at the track as he sits atop the division all-time win list.

A week ago former Fremont Fence 305 Sprint track champion Jamie Miller was struggling after having a phenomenal year in 2018. The team took the car to a Tony Beaber's chassis repair shop and Miller went on to score the win last Saturday at Fremont Speedway. The competition better take note, as Miller is again on a hot streak as he dominated the non-stop feature at Attica Friday, lapping up to 10th place and winning by 7.5 seconds. Miller now has 20 career victories at Attica Raceway Park, placing him fifth on the division's all-time win list.

The win puts Miller back in the thick of things in the KS Sales & Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales points battle for the 305 sprints.

For Reed, it was only his fifth race of the season at Attica and while the final finish shows he led all 30 laps of the 410 sprint feature, He withstood early challenges from Buddy Kofoid and the last six laps from a surging Schuerenberg for the victory.

"I'm not usually a top groove type guy for a long period of time like that. But watching the B-main I felt like that's where you had to be. Every year you get a little bit older and you think 'can I still do this.' Young guys come in and they're really fast...confidence means a lot and mine hasn't been real good lately. This is one of my more satisfying wins. I want to thank Paul Kistler of Kistler Engines and Crown Battery and I had a new shock on from Doug Berryman...I felt like that might have made a difference in trying to run the top. Also, I know Rick Susong passed away recently...I've known the guy for 30 years so it's sad to hear that," said Berryman.

The late model feature saw Ryan Missler lead the first 14 laps before a lapped car held him up and Matt Irey took the point for six laps until 11th starter Drown, working the bottom groove, took over the final four laps.

"It was a dog fight. That was a pumped up race. Normally I don't go to the bottom but this car was just digging. The guys talked me into it. Tonight we had a really fast hot rod and I could go any where. Running up top early in the race showed me you had to peddle the car. I think that's where a lot of guys were gassing it up too much and just spinning a little bit so I was just trying to peddle the car and really it hooked up. But a great job by the track crew tonight," said Drown beside his 89 Homes/Ely Road Reel/ABR Farms/Wooster Glass/Kar Konnection/Hoosier Racing Tires/Black Diamond Chassis/AccuForce backed machine.

Miller jumped into the lead from the drop of the green in the 305 A-main and never looked back. In fact, at one time his lead was over nine seconds or nearly three-quarters of a lap ahead of the competition.

"The car is really working good...I was pretty hooked up. I have to thank Tony Beaber for the chassis fix and everyone who worked on this thing tonight. It's back to it's old self so I hope to be on the horse track a lot more," said Miller beside his Sonic Hauling/Pen Monster.com/Brad's Barbecue/Napa of Attica/Avon by Angie/Griff's Engines/Color Street by Jaime Hennig/Reedtown Tavern/Fostoria Mod Shop/York Carpet Outlet/Crown Battery/Branham Builders/Imprint Logo/Phil Rister Racing backed #26.

Reed and Kofoid brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but a multi-car incident involving Jess Stiger, Ryan Broughton and Travis Philo necessitated another attempt. On the second try, Caleb Griffith stopped in turn two and last week's winner Chris Andrews spun in turn three. On the third try Reed bolted into the lead over Kofoid, Cap Henry, Nate Dussel, DJ Foos and Hunter Schuerenberg.

Kofoid stayed glued to Reed's rear bumper while Henry ran comfortably in third with a great battle for fourth involving Dussel, Foos and Schuerenberg. Kofoid was battling with Reed for the lead on lap nine, when he spun off of turn four, handing second to Henry. On the restart Danny Mumaw and Brock Martin tangled but when the green flew again the race would go to it's conclusion without another stoppage.

Reed pulled away on the restart with Henry working to stay within striking distance while Foos and Schuerenberg battled for third with the later taking the spot on lap 12. At the half way point Reed held a commanding lead over Henry, Schuerenberg, Foos and Dussel. With 10 laps to go all eyes were on Schuerenberg who found the top side of the track to his liking as he took second on lap 24 and closed quickly on Reed who was into heavy lapped traffic.

Reed made the move of the race with three laps to go, splitting two lapped cars as Schuerenberg was right on his bumper. Reed was able to hit his marks perfectly the final three laps and took the close win over Schuerenberg, Henry, Foos and Dussel.

Matt Irey and Ryan Missler brought the field to green for the non-stop late model feature that took only seven minutes to complete the 25 laps. Missler grabbed the early lead over Irey with Anthony Kinkade, Kent Brewer and Casey Noonan in pursuit. Missler steadily pulled away from Irey but a costly bobble on the cushion in turn two on lap five allowed Irey to pull even with the leader. Meanwhile 11th starter Drown had worked his way to sixth .

Missler worked his way into lapped traffic by the 11th circuit with Irey fending off challenges from Devin Shiels for second with Drown moving into fourth. With 10 laps to go Irey drove around Missler who made contact with a lapped car while Shiels and Drown continued fighting for third. With six laps to go it was now a three car battle for the lead involving Irey, Drown and Missler. Drown took a narrow lead on lap 21 with Irey and Missler driving to his outside.

Drown pulled away slightly the final three laps to edge out Irey, Missler and Shiels as top four could be covered by a blanket coming to the checkers. Last week's winner Ryan Markham rounded out the top five

The 25 lap 305 feature was essentially over at the drop of the green flag as it too went green to checkers in seven minutes. But, while Miller was pulling away from the field, a tremendous battle ensued the entire 25 laps for second with Jimmy McGrath Jr. holding on for the first 14 laps before surrendering it to Paul Weaver. Bobby Clark took third from McGrath on lap 18 and closed on Weaver.

Miller got hung up trying to lap the 10th place car and his lead at the checkers dropped from nearly 10 seconds to 7.5. Weaver, Clark, McGrath and Steve Rando rounded out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 12 for Croghan Colonial Bank/Smith Family Foods Night featuring the AFCS 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks.

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

Attica Raceway Park

Burns Electric/Craig Miller Trucking/Sutton Bank Night

Friday, July 5, 2019

[*] indicates starting position

410 Sprints - Callie's Performance Products

Qualifying 1.5T-Travis Philo, 13.006; 2.16-DJ Foos, 13.065; 3.25M-Chris Andrews, 13.094; 4.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.110; 5.1-Nate Dussel, 13.112; 6.23-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.134; 7.83M-Broc Martin, 13.136; 8.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.152; 9.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.291; 10.8M-TJ Michael, 13.341; 11.71-Aryton Olsen, 13.365; 12.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.377; 13.4-Cap Henry, 13.429; 14.5H-Jordan Harble, 13.450; 15.5-Byron Reed, 13.463; 16.45L-Brian Lay, 13.490; 17.97-Max Stambaugh, 13.497; 18.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.503; 19.70-Henry Malcuit, 13.510; 20.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.518; 21.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.656; 22.28-Danny Mumaw, 13.690; 23.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.711; 24.2+-Brian Smith, 13.720; 25.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.825; 26.14-Chad Wilson, 13.860; 27.18J-RJ Jacobs, 14.151; 28.40I-Mark Imler, 14.267; 29.96AU-Bruce White, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 5. 97-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[8]

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

1. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 6. 71-Aryton Olsen[5] ; 7. 5H-Jordan Harble[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 7. 70-Henry Malcuit[5]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 2. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 3. 28-Danny Mumaw[1] ; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 5. 40I-Mark Imler[7] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 7. 18J-RJ Jacobs[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 97-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton[3] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[8] ; 6. 71-Aryton Olsen[6] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 8. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 9. 40I-Mark Imler[4] ; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble[10] ; 11. 18J-RJ Jacobs[12] ; 12. 96AU-Bruce White[13] ; 13. 70-Henry Malcuit[11]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[13] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[12] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[17] ; 10. 33W-Caleb Griffith[16] ; 11. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[1] ; 12. 2+-Brian Smith[20] ; 13. 25M-Chris Andrews[9] ; 14. 97-Max Stambaugh[18] ; 15. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 16. 8J-Jess Stiger[15] ; 17. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 18. 28-Danny Mumaw[14] ; 19. 83M-Broc Martin[11] ; 20. 22B-Ryan Broughton[19]

Hard Charger: 2+ Brian Smith +8

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[9] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[8] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[7] ; 8. 3V-Chris Verda[1] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[8] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[6] ; 8. 29-Rich Farmer[9] ; 9. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[9] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[1] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[5] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[4] ; 8. 28-Tad Peck[7] ; 9. 48-Mike Burkin[6]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[2] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[7] ; 6. 28-Tad Peck[9] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 9. 29-Rich Farmer[8] ; 10. X15-Kasey Ziebold[11] ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 12. 48-Mike Burkin[12]

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

Hard Charger: 8-Bobby Clark +5

Late Models - Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 50-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 3. 77-Steve Kester[3] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 5. 02-Jeff McCoy[6] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[7] ; 7. 17X-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 8. 79-Travis Leyda[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 94-Mike Bores[1] ; 2. 59-Shane McLoughlin[5] ; 3. 1N-Casey Noonan[3] ; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 5. 69W-Jeff Warnick[4] ; 6. 17-Jeff Geis[6] ; 7. 6-Jimmie Ward[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 12-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 28-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[6] ; 4. 144-Anthony Kinkade[5] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[1] ; 6. 42*-Bob Mayer[7] ; 7. 41-Austin Goon[4]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 12-Doug Drown[11] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 3. 50-Ryan Missler[2] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[10] ; 5. 5M-Ryan Markham[9] ; 6. 1N-Casey Noonan[8] ; 7. 77-Steve Kester[12] ; 8. 144-Anthony Kinkade[3] ; 9. 94-Mike Bores[7] ; 10. 28-Kent Brewer[4] ; 11. 69W-Jeff Warnick[14] ; 12. 03-Jim Gingery[6] ; 13. 69R-Doug Baird[16] ; 14. 30-Nate Potts[15] ; 15. 17-Jeff Geis[17] ; 16. 6-Jimmie Ward[20] ; 17. 02-Jeff McCoy[13] ; 18. 17X-Dustin Keegan[19] ; 19. 59-Shane McLoughlin[5] ; 20. 42*-Bob Mayer[18] ; 21. 79-Travis Leyda[22] ; 22. 41-Austin Goon[21]

Hard Charger: 12-Doug Drown +10

 

 

Must See Racing

BIRCH RUN, Mich. – Brian Gerster kept his success streak at Birch Run Speedway going by topping Hamilton Trucking Time Trials for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series on Friday evening.

Gerster, the winged asphalt sprint car tour’s all-time qualifying leader, rolled to his 28th career MSR Fast Time Award with a lap of 13.287 seconds (108.377 mph) in the No. 50m Dick Myers Racing machine.

Four-time series champion Jimmy McCune followed Gerster in second with the familiar No. 88 Abe’s Auto Parts/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil sprinter at 13.580 seconds (106.038 mph), and returning two-time champion Troy DeCaire was third-quick at 13.583 seconds (106.015 mph).

Canadian Ryan Litt and former MSR rookie of the year Anthony McCune completed the top five.

Charlie Schultz qualified sixth, followed by Jason Blonde, Ike Beasley, Joe Liguori and Jerry Caryer.

Beasley scratched for the night following qualifying due to an engine issue with his No. 97 car.

Heat races for the Must See Racing sprint cars are scheduled for roughly 8:15 p.m. ET.

QUALIFYING RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Birch Run Speedway; July 5, 2019

1. #50m – Brian Gerster, 13.287

2. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.580

3. #99 – Troy DeCaire, 13.583

4. #07L – Ryan Litt, 13.587

5. #8 – Anthony McCune, 13.636

6. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 13.698

7. #42 – Jason Blonde, 13.716

8. #97 – Ike Beasley, 13.777

9. #13 – Joe Liguori, 13.842

10. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 13.891

11. #6k – Kevin Feeney, 13.905

12. #7 – Tom Jewell, 13.924

13. #88n – Frank Neill, 14.001

14. #8a – Adam Biltz, 14.063

15. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 14.202

16. #72s – Joe Speakman, 14.357

17. #44 – Teddy Alberts, 14.423

18. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 14.431

19. #85 – Rick Holley, 15.277

20. #00 – Joey Irwin, 15.453

21. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 15.715

22. #74 – Ivan Shaver, 16.635

23. #13J – Jacob Dolinar, NT

 

 

Must See Racing

BIRCH RUN, Mich. – Brian Gerster hasn’t raced with the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro since last season, but he quickly proved Friday that he hasn’t lost his touch.

Gerster swept practice for the Firecracker Night of Speed at Birch Run Speedway by leading both sprint car sessions, posting a fast lap of 13.711 seconds (105.025 mph) with the No. 50m RAM Engineering mount for Dick Myers Racing around the four-tenths-mile oval.

The two-time series champion is the defending Birch Run winner and seeking his first win of the year.

Home-state driver Jason Blonde was second-quick in the Tony Nosa-owned No. 42 at 13.779 seconds (104.507 mph), followed by four-time defending champion Jimmy McCune in third (13.796/104.378).

Troy DeCaire and Canadian Ryan Litt completed the Fast Five, ahead of Anthony McCune, Joe Liguori, Ike Beasley, Kevin Feeney and Charlie Schultz.

Three drivers – Beasley, rookie Jacob Dolinar and Joey Irwin – only ran the first round of practice on Friday afternoon.

Qualifying for the Must See Racing sprint cars is set for just after 7 p.m. ET.

PRACTICE RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Birch Run Speedway; July 5, 2019

1. #50m – Brian Gerster, 13.711

2. #42 – Jason Blonde, 13.779

3. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.796

4. #99 – Troy DeCaire, 13.801

5. #07L – Ryan Litt, 13.873

6. #8 – Anthony McCune, 14.001

7. #13 – Joe Liguori, 14.041

8. #97 – Ike Beasley, 14.076

9. #6k – Kevin Feeney, 14.114

10. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 14.165

11. #8a – Adam Biltz, 14.299

12. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 14.494

13. #7 – Tom Jewell, 14.546

14. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 14.550

15. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 14.557

16. #88n – Frank Neill, 14.601

17. #44 – Teddy Alberts, 14.867

18. #72s – Joe Speakman, 15.536

19. #85 – Rick Holley, 15.628

20. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 15.815

21. #13 – Jacob Dolinar, 15.981

22. #00 – Joey Irwin, 16.208

23. #74 – Ivan Shaver, 17.134

 

 

Hohlbein and Jessup grab first career wins, Horstman continues dominance at Limaland.

July 5, 2019
by Gerry Keysor

Lima, OH

Limaland Motorsports Park celebrated the Independence Day weekend by opening the gates for Firecracker Friday, presented by T&D Interiors. No. 17 Jared Horstman picked up another feature win in K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader competition, with No. 11H Mike Hohlbein grabbing his first career feature win in Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifies, and No. 57 Jeff Jessup of Union City, IN winning his first career feature in Bud Thunderstock action.

Kicking off the night were the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders in their 25 lap A Main. No 22H Randy Hannagan, and No. 5W Jeff Williams would lead the field to green with Hannagan getting the early advantage. Horstman quickly dispatched Williams and set his sights on Hannagan, but the caution flag would wave before the battle could begin. On the restart, Hannagan would continue to lead with Horstman in tow until lap 11, when Horstman executed a slide job in turns 1 and 2 to take the lead for good. Hannagan fell to a full straghtaway behind Horstman before the caution flag waved one final time on lap 23, for the No. 49 of Shawn Dancer coming to a stop in turn 1. Horstman would power away on the restart for the victory over Hannagan, with No. 12S Jimmy Stinson finishing 3rd after starting 11th. No 28H Hud Horton was 4th and No. 23 Devon Dobie completed the top 5.

In Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modified action, Mike Hohlbein, and No. 22T Tony Anderson would make up the front row, with the pair battling for the lead for the first 2 laps. Hohlbein would grab the point and try to get away, but caution would fly on lap 3 for No. 7 Drew Smith coming to a stop on the backstretch. On the restart, Hohlbein would hold off Anderson and methodically stretch out his lead, winning by a full straightaway over Anderson. No. 10L Nathan Loney would finish 3rd after a great closing laps battle with No. 11* Kyle Moore who finished 4th, and Ryan Sutter rounded out the top 5.

In Bud Thunderstock feature action, No. J2 Rob Trent and No. 57 Jeff Jessup would bring the field to green. Trent would grab the early lead but Jessup would make his way past. Jessup survived 5 cautions including a final lap yellow flag to pick up his first carrer feature win over No. 463 Daniel Sanchez, No. 22T Tony Anderson, Trent and No. 7C Jordan Conover.

Limaland Motorsports Park is closed next Friday July 12th, but will reopen on Friday July 19th for the UNOH 22nd Anniversary presented by Stolly Insurance Group. In action will be the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds, and Bud Thunderstocks. General Admission is $12 for ages 16 and older, $6 for ages 11-15, and kids 10 and under are admitted FREE. Pit passes for all ages are $30. Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00pm, Pit Gates Open 4:30pm–8:00pm, Warm Ups @ 6:30pm, Racing @ 7:30pm.


Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/5/2019
Firecracker Friday presented by T&D Interiors

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders
Qualifying -
1. 49-Shawn Dancer, 12.24; 2. 17-Jared Horstman, 12.27; 3. 28H-Hud Horton, 12.31; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan, 12.32; 5. 24-Kobe Allison, 12.32; 6. 23-Devon Dobie, 12.42; 7. 5W-Jeff Williams, 12.44; 8. 14-Luke Daugherty, 12.46; 9. 34-Luke Hall, 12.49; 10. 11-Tim Allison, 12.55; 11. 12S-Jimmy Stinson, 12.58; 12. 16B-Ricky Peterson, 12.61; 13. 37-Noah Dunlap, 12.71; 14. 40-Jeff Wilson, 13.05; 15. 2X-Mike Grigsby, 13.23

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)
1. 5W-Jeff Williams; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer; 3. 24-Kobe Allison; 4. 28H-Hud Horton; 5. 34-Luke Hall; 6. 12S-Jimmy Stinson; 7. 2X-Mike Grigsby; 8. 37-Noah Dunlap

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer)
1. 23-Devon Dobie; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 3. 17-Jared Horstman; 4. 11-Tim Allison; 5. 14-Luke Daugherty; 6. 40-Jeff Wilson

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 17-Jared Horstman[3]; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[1]; 3. 12S-Jimmy Stinson[11]; 4. 28H-Hud Horton[7]; 5. 23-Devon Dobie[5]; 6. 11-Tim Allison[8]; 7. 5W-Jeff Williams[2]; 8. 37-Noah Dunlap[14]; 9. 2X-Mike Grigsby[13]; 10. 14-Luke Daugherty[10]; 11. 40-Jeff Wilson[12]; 12. 49-Shawn Dancer[4]; 13. 24-Kobe Allison[6]; 14. 34-Luke Hall[9]

 

 

B. Hand, Thompson, And James Strike Pay Dirt In First Night Of Hoppes Construction Freedom Cup
By Ben Deatherage
Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway kicked off a tripleheader Independence Day weekend on Thursday, July 4th for the 2019 Freedom Cup presented by Hoppes Construction. The Independence Day bout had three divisions on the card including the IMCA Sport Mods, Todd’s Auto Body Sprints, and the Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds. Once all the racing had concluded fans were treated to an awesome spectacle of fireworks.

In the IMCA Sport Mods Branden Wilson, of Medford, showed the way early. Wilson received constant pressure from behind eventually losing the lead on the fifth circuit to David Schmidt. Schmidt, now residing in Roseburg, held the top spot for a significant amount of time. Shortly after a lap sixteen restart Braedon Hand got by the leader in turn number one and secured the coveted position on the eighteenth lap.

Hand, of Cottage Grove, would hold back the advances of several challenges and went on to win his first race at CGS in 2019. Hand rebounded nicely after being involved in a caution on the opening lap. Also getting caught up in an early race wreck and bouncing back to second was Central Point’s Jorddon Braaten with David Schmidt grabbing third. Roseburg’s Doug Coffman posted a respectable fourth while Grand Junction, Colorado racer Matt Ruff came out of the B Main to end his evening in fifth.

In the Todd’s Auto Body Sprints, Camden Robustelli showed the way for the first twelve laps. The Medford driver set a pretty good pace until some heavy lapped traffic came into the picture. While in the thick of the tail end of the field Rosbustelli was passed via the inside on lap thirteen by Tyler Thompson. Thompson, from Harrisburg, was not out of the woods just yet as several drivers tried to get around him.

A couple of late race cautions gave Tyler some open racetrack to work with and took out the factor of lapped traffic. Thompson mastered both restarts and went to claim his second straight win at the historical -mile clay oval and his third overall at “The Grove” in 2019. Kinzer Cox, of Cottage Grove, started a deep twelfth to finish runner-up while Eugene’s Raquel Ivie posted a third-place result. Roseburg native Jake Waddell ended his evening in fourth while Gold Hill veteran T.J. Winningham was fifth.

Lastly, the Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds had a thriller of a main event. With several competitors fresh off of the Wild West Modified Shootout tour some were races for the ninth time in fifteen days. Cottage Grove youngster Evan Britton showed the way on the opening lap only for Paul Rea to take over the lead on the second circuit. Rea, a resident of Eugene, tried to establish a healthy lead but four straight cautions forced the field to stay all bunched up. On lap six Bricen James got around Paul Rea for the top spot. James, of Albany, had an impressive battle to the end with Collen Winebarger as the two dueled one another on a twenty-one-lap green flag run.

Bricen James managed to beat Winebarger out at the line while Corbett’s Winebarger was second for James’ first win at Cottage Grove this season. Paul Rea stayed in the top five and ended his night in third over fourth and fifth finishing Jake Mayden, from Springfield, and Cottage Grove’s Curtis Towns.

The 2019 Hoppes Construction Freedom Cup continues on Friday, July 5th, and Saturday, the 6th. All three same classes will be on the card for both nights. Friday and Saturday the Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30, and Time Trials at 5:30 with Racing beginning at 6:00. Tickets are $13.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Sponsors/Marketing Partners
Archer Floor Covering
Bonanza Drive-Up
Boyce & Sons Landscape & Building Materials
Columbia Distributing
Comfort Suites of Creswell
Farmlands Market
Giant Burger
Goofy's Muffler, Customs, & More
James Heating & Air Conditioning
Maximus Unlimited
Mohawk Metal
O'Reilly's Auto Parts
Pink House
Todd's Auto Body
Welt & Welt
Wenzel's Farm Sausage
Dot’s Trophy Shop
Todd’s Auto Body
Mohawk Metal

 

 

Shane Golobic, Jay Norton and John Ewing claim Independence Day wins at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 4, 2019…A sold out and enthusiastic grandstand on Thursday saw Fremont, California’s Shane Golobic lead flag-to-flag, claiming victory with the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars during the annual Freedom Fireworks showcase at Placerville Speedway.

Also sharing victory lane on the Fourth of July were Jay Norton, who claimed his first Ltd. Late Model win of the season and John Ewing, who picked up his first Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stock triumph. As always, the event was a fun night for long-time race fans and several new ones while we celebrated Independence Day. After the action was completed the packed house was treated to an epic firework display that lit up the sky.

Golobic jumped into the lead at the waving of the Ron Stahl green flag in the 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 main event. The two-time Trophy Cup champ had picked up a weekly win back on June 1st and was never seriously challenged on this night. Hollister’s Tony Gualda was able to grab second from Bradley Terrell on a lap-two restart and tried to keep pace with Golobic, as Auburn’s Andy Forsberg charged to third.

Gualda’s run came to an end on lap 14 however, when issues sent him off turn one making heavy contact into the wall. The final 11-laps saw Golobic roll the bottom to perfection and race away to pocket his seventh career Winged 360 victory at Placerville Speedway, tying him with Tim Clauson for 13th on the all-time win list. Forsberg crossed the stripe in second, with Fair Oaks’ Jake Morgan putting together impressive run for a season-high finish of third. Bobby McMahan and Justyn Cox rounded out the top-five.

The remainder of top-10 was comprised of Terrell, Kalib Henry, 18th starter and hard charger award winner Ryan Robinson, Bubba Decaires and Andy Gregg. Four heat races were held during the night and were captured by Bubba Decaires, Jake Morgan, Bradley Terrell and Cole Macedo. Shane Golobic kicked-off the event by earning the ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award among the 26-car field with a lap of 10.813.

The 20-lap Ltd. Late Model A-main featured some good, close and competitive competition throughout it. Jay Norton and Ray Trimble led the field down to green. Trimble was looking to claim his fourth victory of the season and held command until the No. 37x machine of Dave Trimble got sideways in turn two, leaving Ray nowhere to go. Contact between the pair occurred and Trimble dropped a handful of spots, but he wasn’t done just yet.

Up front Norton ran solid laps and crossed under the Ron Stahl checkered flag for his first win of the season. Ray Trimble battled his way back forward and put on a show for the fans racing with Dan Brown Jr. and Matt Davis. Trimble ended up finishing second with Brown, Davis and Tyler Lightfoot rounding out the top-five. It was a clean sweep for Norton during the evening, as he also picked up the heat race win.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stock main event saw Stephanie Hanson and Orville Owens make up the front row. Several cautions slowed the flow of the race but in-between them the action was hot and heavy on the quarter-mile bullring. Owens jumped to the lead and kept the rest of the field at bay for much of the contest. Numerous movers and shakers were featured during the main event that saw cars race high and low all over the speedway.

Owens was making a cameo appearance in the No. 4 machine normally piloted by Lonnie Leonard and as the laps wound down, he had a very fast Nick Baldwin coming after him. Baldwin started on the outside of row number six as he looked to bring home his third win of the season. With the race reaching its conclusion contact between the duo off the second corner left Owens parked to bring out a yellow. Officials then called Baldwin for rough driving, which forced him to the rear of the field.

John Ewing, who charged from 13th starting, now found himself in the lead of the race. The driver known as the “ATM Guy” got a good restart and went on to pick up his first Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stock victory over Jason Palmer, Rick Grunert, Scott Grunert and Ronnie Richards. The top-10 was completed by Mel Byers, Rich Lindgren, Owens, Baldwin and Dan Jinkerson. A total of 18 Pure Stocks competed on the 4th of July and saw heat race wins go to Jarred Beddow, Jason Palmer and Nick Baldwin.

The Placerville Speedway will now be dark this Saturday night, before resuming action with the 16th annual Tribute to Al Hinds on Saturday July 13th. Divisions on hand for the event will include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. Online tickets for the event can be purchased at www.placervillespeedway.com

 

 

Colagiovanni Stays Hot with Donath Motor Worx Night #2 Win at Land of Legends Raceway with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

By MIKE MALLETT

CANANDAIGUA, NY– Paulie Colagiovanni made it two-for-two on Thursday night at the Land of Legends Raceway with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints as part of Donath MotorWorx Central New York Speedweek. The Marcellus, N.Y., driver has led every lap of the first two events of the five-day series presented by Stirling Lubricants.

Colagiovanni started on the inside of the second row and had the lead by the time the field raced onto the backstretch in the NAPA Auto Parts / Mach 1 Chassis / E &V Energy 25-lap feature. When all was said and done, he won by nearly three seconds while taking home the $3,085 paycheck.

“Doug (Emery) has been a wicked help to us on these slick tracks,” said Colagiovanni after the win. “We’ve been struggling a little bit lately, but he put the right setup in. I felt like the car was on a rail all night.”

Josh Pieniazek started alongside of Scott Holcomb to kick-off the A-Main. The two fought for the bottom of the track going into the first corner. This opened a lane through the middle for Colagiovanni. He slid his No. 10 up a lane on the racetrack allowing him to drive by the front two to take the lead at the exit of the second turn.

“I knew I could get a run on them on the outside because I knew they would go to the bottom and lose their momentum,” stated Colagiovanni. “I kept my car straight as I could and it worked out.”

Colagiovanni quickly put a huge gap between himself and the field. While he led the way, Shawn Donath tracked down Pieniazek for second. Pieniazek slipped up on lap five opening the door for Donath to get by to take the position away.

At this point the chase was on for Donath. For much of the next few laps he could see the tail tank of Colagiovanni as they were the class of the field.

It was only lap seven when Colagiovanni got his first taste of the back of the pack. Donath tried to take advantage of the traffic, but at this point he was only able to shorten the space between himself and Colagiovanni. He couldn’t get close enough to challenge.

Colagiovanni fought traffic as the race reached the halfway point forcing him at times to take some chances. His car was good enough to make the necessary moves as he maintained his comfortable advantage. With less than 10 laps to go Colagiovanni made a couple of three-wide moves to lap cars whilie keeping everyone behind him.

“I was getting a little nervous because I didn’t know who was behind me or how far they were,” mentioned Colagiovanni. “I tried to slice my way through traffic as safe and as fast as possible.”

The checkered flag flew with Colagiovanni winning the feature by over two-seconds. For the second night in a row, Donath came up short to Colagiovanni as he got the second spot on the podium.

“The car has been really good,” commented Donath. “I have no complaints at all I just have to figure how to flip flop this. They’ve been really working hard on their package and got a good crew over there. My guys and girls have stepped up their program. Everyone in our group is clicking. If we can keep doing this it will eventually change tides.”

Chuck Hebing was one of the biggest movers in the race. Hebing came from the 10th position to rally late to steal the third spot on the podium. Hebing was involved in one of the best battles of the race as he fought with Danny Varin and Jonathan Preston to eventually get up to third.

“Jonathan was working the top like normal and Danny tried the bottom to make it work,” stated Hebing. “I was working the middle. That was good for a while. I didn’t realize we were all the way up to third when we got by Danny. We started in the back and it went green to checkered again. We had a good car, but Paulie’s got it working right now.”

Preston had to be happy with fourth while Davie Franek redrew the 12 before racing his way up to complete the top five.

Both A-Mains to kick off Speedweek went green from start or finish and in both 25 lappers, all the cars that started finished as well. A total of 37 cars filled the pits.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main CNY Speedweek Event #2– Paulie Colagiovanni ($3,085), Shawn Donath ($1510), Chuck Hebing ($1285), Jonathan Preston ($725), Davie Franek ($530), Josh Pieniazek ($670), Danny Varin ($430), Scott Holcomb ($420), Parker Evans ($410), Matt Tanner ($400), Larry Wight ($435), Joe Trenca ($495), Justin Barger ($350), Jeff Trombley ($300), Dave Axton ($425), Jason Barney ($350), Billy VanInwegen ($375), Jared Zimbardi ($350), Steve Doell ($300), Steve Glover ($300), Darryl Ruggles ($300), Jeff Harrison ($300), Kyle Moffit ($100), Josh Flint ($300), Brett Wright ($100), Pete Richardson ($300).

Did Not Qualify: Emily VanInwegen, Jake Karklin, Denny Peebles, Ryan Conaim, Kelly Hebing, Jeff Cook, Kevin Carlson, Dan Kuhn, Josh Azzi, Chad Miller, Alex Vigneault./var/folders/jj/rmrjlt1n1c50kfnb_r90d4wc0000gq/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/cleardot.gif

ESS Bonuses:

Stirling Lubricants Barrel of Methanol - C. Hebing $175

Stirling Lubricants Drivers Meeting Draw - Trenca $100

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Preston, Wight, C. Hebing, Barney $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Colagiovanni, Wight, Hebing, Barney $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Colagiovanni $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Pieniazek $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – C. Hebing (7 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Zimbardi $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – B. VanInwegen $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finish – Wight - $25

Robert Finley Sr. Memorial Dash/Cobra Coaches Dash – Axton ($125), Trenca ($75), Barger ($50), B. VanInwegen ($50)

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Colagiovanni, Donath, C. Hebing $10

Hoosier Tire – Pieniazek $200

 

 

Paul Colagiovanni Kicks off Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek at Can-Am for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints with a Strong Performance

By Dean Reynolds

LaFARGEVILLE, NY– It’s no secret now how strong Paulie Colagiovanni has been in 2019 with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). Coming into the opener of the Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek brought to you by Stirling Lubricants, he already took one checkered flag on the season and is the leader in the overall points.

The young 18-year-old had a little luck on his side by drawing the pole for the Mach 1 Chassis A-Main and he took full advantage by leading all 25 laps of the non-stop A-Main to collect $3,160 for the win. Points for the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour and the E&V Energy I90/I81 Series were also rewarded.

“I was a little nervous coming back here (Can-Am), I will admit lining up for the A-Main I was shaking a little bit,” Colagiovanni noted coming back to the track where he had his season ending injury last year. “Once the green came out though you forget about all that.”

When Colagiovanni was in race mode, it was figuring out what the track surface was going to do. “It usually takes rubber here but it didn’t early on in the night so I just didn’t know when it would in the A-Main,” he went on, “Down in one and two it happened quick and you had to run the bottom, in three and four the top was fast.”

As he hit lap traffic he found is answer, “I had to go down low in three to pass a slower car and the car stuck, I went back up top the next lap and I felt I wasn’t as good so I went back down to the bottom,” Paulie continued, “Then when it was bottom on both corners I was staying there.”

Second place running Shawn Donath did close in some in the closing stages and Colagiovanni was boxed behind cars on the bottom but just didn’t have enough to get by. “I think I might have had a better car and was getting closer but I’m not sure if I could have gotten around him though,” said a smiling driver afterwards. “We had to switch cars after timed hot laps but this one has been good all year and it was good tonight.

“I just have to thank all that help me on this car, they put in many hours as well to make sure we have a good car and we really do,” he said, “Now if the luck stays on our side.”

Matt Tanner started outside pole and stayed in a podium position all race to bring his familiar #90 in third. “I think we had just as good of a car as them (Colagiovanni & Donath), it was just where you ran and how you got through the slower cars,” Matt quipped, “I just made a small slip up and Shawn got me but we were right there in case he did the same.”

Matt went on about the Can-Am oval, “I really like running here and we always have a good car, one of these days I’ll finally get my first win.”

Plattsburgh winner Josh Pieniazek took fourth with Parker Evans bringing his #61 in for fifth. A total of 30 sprints were in the pits and they played host to a large crowd on a beautiful Wednesday night.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main CNY Speedweek Event #1– Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main CNY Speedweek Event #1– Paulie Colagiovanni ($3,160), Shawn Donath ($1,535), Matt Tanner ($1,035), Josh Pieniazek ($700), Parker Evans ($530), Jason Barney ($570), Davie Franek ($580), Kyle Moffit ($420), Steve Poirier ($410), Jonathan Preston ($425), Billy VanInwegen ($610), Kelly Hebing ($320), Mike Kiser ($300), Justin Barger ($300), Alex Vigneault ($375), Denny Peebles ($325), Scott Holcomb ($300), Chuck Hering ($325), Dave Axton ($350), Jeff Cook ($300), Brett Wright ($300), Chad Miller ($300), Pete Richardson ($325), Josh Flint ($325)

Did Not Qualify: Emily VanInwegen, Roger Levesque, Tyler Cartier, Tyler Rand, Jake Karklin, Ryan Harrison

ESS Bonuses:

Stirling Lubricants Barrel of Methanol - B. VanInwegen $175

Stirling Lubricants Drivers Meeting Draw - Franek $100

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Peebles, Colagiovanni, Tanner $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Donath, Colagiovanni, Preston $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Colagiovanni $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Colagiovanni $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – B. VanInwegen (13 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Axton $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Cook $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finish – B. VanInwegen - $25

Cook's Plumbing, Heating and Hardware/Cobra Coaches Dash – Barney $100, Vigneault $75, Franek $50, C. Hebing $25, Richardson $25, Flint $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Colagiovanni, Donath, Tanner $10

Hoosier Tire – Peebles $200

 

 

Will Hull Storms to Victory at Devils Bowl Speedway

The Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England made their second appearance of the season at the famed mile of Devils Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT, joining all the tracks regular divisions for a spectacular Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 3rd.

Feature time saw Will Hull and Peter Dance bring the field to the green with Peter Dance getting the jump and leading the first lap. Before another lap could be complete the Adam Pierson machine suffered a mechanical failure and rolled to a stop under the flagstand, causing the only caution of the event. When racing resumed this time Floyd Billington got the jump, took the lead and immediately started to distance himself from the rest of the field. Meanwhile pole sitter Will Hull was mired towards the back of the pack after an unplanned excursion off the top of the backstretch. As the race wore on Billington at times possessed almost a half lap lead over second while Hull was on the charge using the high groove. Shortly past the halfway point of the feature Hull had moved to second and Dan Douville to third as the duo looked to reel in the high flying Billington, who had by now reached lapped traffic which was hindering him just a bit. As the laps rapidly clicked off Hull pulled away from Douville and was taking big chunks out of Billington’s lead and with five laps to go it was apparent that Hull would reach Billington before the race concluded. Once Hull caught the 69K of Billington he tried high and low and finally made a high side move on the backstretch that propelled him to the lead coming to the white flag. Billington didn’t go down without a fight however as he made a counter move on the backstretch as well but couldn’t make it stick. At the checkers it was Will Hull with the win, Floyd Billington was second with Dan Douville third. Clay Dow was fourth with Peter Dance fifth.

A very animated Will Hull in victory lane commented that this was a very satisfying win as after his backstretch off track excursion he made it hard on himself but somehow got it done for the win.

The next event on the Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England schedule will be Saturday, July 6th at the Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT

For more information and a complete 2019 Sprint Cars of New England schedule visit www.nesprintcars.com. For additional information on Green Mountain Gearheads visit www.greenmountaingearheads.com.

Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England Unofficial Finish-Devils Bowl Speedway July 3rd, 2019

1. Will Hull

2. Floyd Billington

3. Dan Douville

4. Clay Dow

5. Peter Dance

6. Jacob Williams

7. Lacey Hanson

8. Mike Bosco

9. Rick Stone

10. Mike Kondrat

11. Kurt Conklin

12. Adam Pierson

 

 

Melis claims MSA Harry Neitzel Tribute
hardware at Dodge County

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 3, 2019 – One of the most experienced Midwest Sprint Car Association drivers in the pit area also turned out to be the fastest, as Jim Melis of Glenbeulah led all 20-laps of A-main competition on the way to victory in the third annual MSA Harry Neitzel Tribute Race at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Wednesday, July 3.

The special event to honor the universally respected Neitzel, who was one of the MSA’s biggest supporters, drew a strong field of 31 360 Sprint Cars and a near capacity crowd of enthusiastic spectators to the track commonly dubbed, “the horsepower half mile.”

Melis, who is a 38-year veteran of open-wheeled racing, began the A-main from the pole flanked by Kevin Karnitz of West Bend. On the drop of the green flag, Melis got the jump and outpowered Karnitz to gain the lead in turn two of the opening circuit, while Karnitz settled into second and Tim Haddy of Waupun, charged up from the sixth starting to take third on the fast, narrow and tricky racing surface.

As Melis began to stretch out his lead to a half-straightaway margin in the early going, Haddy was on the move as he used the high groove to shoot past Karnitz exiting turn four on lap 3. Haddy continued his charge over the next five laps to cut Melis’ advantage to just 10 car lengths on lap 8.

However, disaster struck on lap 9 when a red flag appeared after Josh Walter of Plymouth spun in turn two, which triggered a four-car incident involving Haddy, the third-place car of Karnitz and the fourth-place machine of two-time MSA champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex, who started eighth.

Karnitz flipped after clipping the stalled machine of Walter, while Haddy and Schlafer also suffered damage in the melee, which forced all four drivers to retire from the race.

On the restart, Melis again powered away from the field while 10th starter Tony Wondra of Campbellsport snuck underneath Travis Arenz of Sheboygan, who started 12th, to seize second in turn four on lap 10.

As Melis build up a half-straightaway cushion over Wondra at the front of the field, 14th starter Adam Miller of Plymouth was making his presence felt as he moved into the top five on lap 12 and wasted little time tracking down his brother, 2018 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion Justin Miller of Plymouth, who started fourth, to work his way into fourth on lap 15.

Wondra closed the gap significantly as the leaders encountered slower traffic over the final three laps, but he was not able to mount a serious challenge as Melis secured his first career Harry Neitzel Tribute Race victory and 20th career MSA A-main triumph.

Wondra placed second, Arenz finished third, Adam Miller wound up fourth and Justin Miller completed the top five.

2005 MSA champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett captured the 12-lap MSA B main, while heat race victories went to Chris Clayton of Waldo, Al Schlafer of Sussex, Kevin Karnitz and Tim Haddy.

The next MSA race on the 2019 schedule is this Saturday, July 6 at TNT Speedway in Three Lakes, Wis. Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 5 p.m. and racing beginning at 6 p.m. Also on the card are Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Street Stocks and Trucks.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association
Dodge County Fairgrounds
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
July 3, 2019
HEAT 1
1, Chris Clayton 2, Tyler Brabant 3, Justin Miller 4, Lance Fassbender 5, Adam Miller 6, Scott Conger 7, Brandon Berth 8, Chris Flick.
HEAT 2
1, Al Schlafer 2, Jim Melis 3, Robbie Pribnow 4, Kurt Davis 5, Josh Walter 6, Bill Taylor 7, Tyler Davis 8, Blake Wondra.
HEAT 3
1, Kevin Karnitz 2, Danny Schlafer 3, Travis Arenz 4, Tony Wondra 5, Sean Rayhall 6, Chris Larson 7, Nick Daywalt 8, Bryce Schmitt.
HEAT 4
1, Tim Haddy 2, Will Gerrits 3, Paul Pokorski 4, Nich Melis 5, Tyler Tischendorf 6, Jack Vanderboom 7, Mike Yurmanovich.
B FEATURE
1, Lance Fassbender 2, Nich Melis 3, Bill Taylor 4, Scott Conger 5, Sean Rayhall 6, Jack Vanderboom 7, Tyler Tischendorf 8, Blake Wondra 9, Nick Daywalt 10, Tyler Davis 11, Brandon Berth 12, Chris Larson. 13, Chris Flick (DNS), 14, Bryce Schmitt (DNS) 15, Mike Yurmanovich (DNS).
A FEATURE
1, Jim Melis 2, Tony Wondra 3, Travis Arenz 4, Adam Miller 5, Justin Miller 6, Will Gerrits 7, Robbie Pribnow 8, Kurt Davis 9, Lance Fassbender 10, Paul Pokorski 11, Al Schlafer 12, Nich Melis 13, Jack Vanderboom 14, Bill Taylor 15, Scott Conger 16, Tim Haddy 17, Kevin Karnnitz 18, Danny Schlafer 19, Josh Walter 20, Sean Rayhall 21, Tyler Brabant 22, Chris Clayton.



 

 

Gardner, Conley, Stambaugh win Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield

Thursday, July 4, 2019 Contact: Brian Liskai liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

WAYNESFIELD, OHIO (Wednesday, July 3, 2019) - That first sprint car win is always memorable, but for Milford, Ohio's Cody Gardner it came in one of the region's most coveted event - the 11th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic presented by GROB Systems.

Gardner not only scored his first ever sprint car win, but he did it in dominating fashion, leading all 30 laps Wednesday at Waynesfield Raceway Park for the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) win. Ironically Gardner's wife and father-in-law run the series and his baby daughter got to join him in victory lane.

"When I first started racing sprint cars this is where I got my start. I've always loved this place. We've always run good here but have had bad luck. To get my first win here especially it being the Jack Hewitt Classic...someone I looked up to because of the way he drove. I know we had a good car...it was easy to drive. We burned up a tire a little in the heat race and dad told me to be easy on the tires but I never really heard anybody or saw anybody so I knew if I just hit my marks we were alright. I have to thank my dad. All the years we've been doing this...we've been racing together 27 years now and he's never given up on me. All the times I wanted to give up he never has. He works harder than anyone I know so we can do this. I want to thank Grey Wolf Transportation, R&R Auto Body, Wells Equipment and Auto Repair, Performance Powdercoating, Ashford Motorsports and Advanced Racing Suspensions," said Gardner.

Vienna, West Virginia's Cale Conley faced the possibility of not having a sprint car ride about two months ago as his former car owner decided to step back. Conley and his family put together their own team and it has paid off in a huge way. Conley got the cautions when he needed them to stay out of lapped traffic and held off several challenges during late race restarts and led all 30 laps of the NAPA Auto Parts FAST Series winged 410 feature worth $4,000.

"The car was awesome in clean air...made my job easy. But I struggled in lapped traffic as soon as I got to some dirty air. I really stalled out and couldn't pick a lane. I'll take the luck with the cautions falling. I knew our restarts were pretty good. Jack Hewitt is a legend and all of hope to have a little Jack Hewitt in us. So it's really cool to be here and win his race. I want to thank Rick Salisbury...it's his daughter's birthday today so we will dedicate this one to her. My niece was born yesterday. I have some really good momentum in my life right now...this is awesome. I'm living the dream," said Conley beside his Merchant Services LTD/AD Source Media backed #3C.

Lima, Ohio's Max Stambaugh came out on top of an exciting battle with his teammate Jared Horstman and Tim Allison to claim the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders 360 victory in front of a standing-room-only home town crowd. The 25 lap feature went non-stop with Stambaugh taking the lead with eight laps to go.

"I want to thank Jared Horstman for putting this car together for me. My brother-in-law is back turning the wrenches and my buddy Jason is here...it's just back to having fun and I like it," said Stambaugh beside his M&W Construction/Ottoville Lumber/Kountry Kennels/K&L Ready Mix/Dale's Concrete/Schnipke Brothers Tire/Miller Precision/Vorst Paving/Miller Construction/Hume Supply, Elida Depot/Troy Rampe Construction backed machine.

The 11th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic Presented by GROB Systems was only the second event to be held at Waynesfield Raceway Park in 2019 under new promoter Shane Helms. A lot of improvements were made to the facility over the past couple of months including all new aluminum bleachers and new fencing. The event faced several hurdles including a lot of rain Tuesday evening.

"First I have to thank GROB Systems, Buckeye Machine, North Baltimore Custom Cuts, LiUNA Local 574, K&L Ready Mix, Helms & Son Excavating, Kistler Racing Products and the Fremont Fence Company for all their support for this race and this track. Also we were blessed to have Jack Hewitt as a part of this. He was so gracious with his time with the fans and helping us," Helms said. "All in all we have a lot to fix as a track team. We were tested and we will get better. I can't thank all the fans...to look up in those stands and see that turn-out is amazing and very much appreciated. All the race teams coming out to support us means a ton. The future of Waynesfield is very bright."

In the 30-lap BOSS feature Gardner jumped into the lead at the drop of the green with last year's Hewitt Classic winner Lee Underwood, Mike Miller, Matt Cooley, Dustin Ingle and Steve Irwin giving chase.Gardner steadily pulled away as Underwood, Cooley, Irwin and Miller battled hard for the runner-up spot. Ingle stopped on lap nine for the only caution of the feature.

On the ensuing restart Underwood pressured Gardner to his outside but Gardner withstood the challenges. At the half-way point the cars on the move were Kory Crabtree and Thomas Meseraull. After a spirited battle with Irwin, Crabtree took second on lap 14 but faced challenges from Irwin, Underwood and Meseraull. That allowed Gardner to once again pull away while the runner-up spot changed hands several times around the track every lap. When the checkers flew Gardner held a comfortable advantage as Underwood rallied late for second followed by Meseraull, Crabtree and Irwin.

Parker Price-Miller and Conley brought the field to green for the 30-lap FAST feature and the pair ran side-by-side over the first hand full of laps with Buddy Kofoid, Stuart Brubaker, Stambaugh and Lee Jacobs giving chase. Just as Conley caught the back of the pack and his lead evaporated as Price-Miller closed, Joey Saldana crashed on lap 10. It was not a good night for Saldana to say the least, as that was his second flip of the night but thankfully he was unharmed.

Now with clean air and a clear track, Conley pulled away when the green came back out. A Tyler Gunn spin on lap 14 kept the challengers close though as Conley pulled away on the restart with Price-Miller, Kofoid, Stambaugh and Brubaker still in pursuit. With 10 laps to go the car on the move was 19th starter Cap Henry who had charged to fifth.

Racing again into heavy lapped traffic with seven laps to go, Conley and Price-Miller split a lapped car in turns three and four battling for the lead but it came to a halt when Aryton Olsen tumbled; he was unhurt. On the ensuing restart RJ Jacobs flipped and he too was uninjured.

Once again with a clear track Conley pulled away on the restart and drove to the victory over Kofoid who used the last restart to drive around Price-Miller who had to settle for third. Henry and Lee Jacobs rounded out the top five.

Allison and Stambaugh brought the field to green for the 25-lap NRA feature with Allison gaining the advantage over Stambaugh, Horstman and Kyle Sauder. Utilizing the cushion, Stambaugh began pressuring Horstman for second as they stayed within a car length of Allison, who caught the back of the pack by lap 11 which allowed Stambaugh to steal second. With nine laps to go Stambaugh had the momentum and pounced, taking the lead a circuit later.

By lap 20 Horstman grabbed second and gave chase to Stambaugh while a great battle ensured for third involving Horstman, Sauder, Chase Dunham, Randy Hannagan and Ricky Peterson. Stambaugh hit his marks perfectly and went on to the win over Horstman, Hannagan (from 12th), Allison and Sauder. The battle for fifth saw Dunham tumble after taking the checkers; he was not hurt.

The next event at Waynesfield Raceway Park is Friday, Aug. 2 for the Rick Ferkel Classic. There will be winged 410 sprints in competition and other yet-to-be-determined classes.

For more information go to www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park, or on Twitter by following @OfficialWRP.

Waynesfield Raceway Park Wednesday, July 3 Jack Hewitt Classic Presented by GROB Systems [*] denotes starting position

BOSS Non Wing Sprints -

Qualifying 1.18H-Dallas Hewitt, 12.747; 2.33M-Matt Westfall, 12.766; 3.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 12.780; 4.82-Mike Miller, 12.797; 5.0-Steve Irwin , 12.841; 6.53-Steve Little, 12.863; 7.7-Timmy Buckwalter, 12.959; 8.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.020; 9.23S-Kyle Simon, 13.073; 10.9N-Luke Hall, 13.078; 11.9G-Cody Gardner, 13.105; 12.21K-Kody Swanson, 13.216; 13.1H-Korbyn Hayslett, 13.230; 14.24-Landon Simon, 13.274; 15.00-Thomas Messeraull, 13.297; 16.19-Matt Cooley, 13.357; 17.77-Justin Owen, 13.398; 18.24L-Lee Underwood, 13.477; 19.34-Parker Frederickson, 13.504; 20.9X-Cooper Clouse, 13.573; 21.5A-Toby Alfrey, 13.583; 22.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.628; 23.26-Cody White, 13.656; 24.87-Paul Dues, 13.725; 25.18D-Matt Lucius, 13.742; 26.4-Tayte Williamson, 13.771; 27.9-Dustin Webber, 13.846; 28.48-Derek Hammond, 13.849; 29.3-Chad Wilson, 13.865; 30.31-Buddy Louther, 13.893; 31.01-Dustin Hammond, 14.173; 32.16K-Ben Knight, 33.395;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 82-Mike Miller[3] ; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall[4] ; 3. 7-Timmy Buckwalter[1] ; 4. 53-Steve Little[2] ; 5. 26-Cody White[5] ; 6. 31-Buddy Louther[8] ; 7. 48-Derek Hammond[7] ; 8. 4-Tayte Williamson[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree[2] ; 3. 18H-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 4. 9N-Luke Hall[5] ; 5. 01-Dustin Hammond[8] ; 6. 18D-Matt Lucius[7] ; 7. 9X-Cooper Clouse[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 0-Steve Irwin [4] ; 2. 9G-Cody Gardner[3] ; 3. 24-Landon Simon[1] ; 4. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[2] ; 5. 9-Dustin Webber[8] ; 6. 34-Parker Frederickson[6] ; 7. 5A-Toby Alfrey[7] ; 8. 77-Justin Owen[5]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 19-Matt Cooley[2] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ; 3. 00-Thomas Messeraull[3] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 5. 21K-Kody Swanson[4] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[6] ; 7. 3-Chad Wilson[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 21K-Kody Swanson[4] ; 2. 9-Dustin Webber[3] ; 3. 26-Cody White[1] ; 4. 01-Dustin Hammond[2] ; 5. 31-Buddy Louther[5] ; 6. 34-Parker Frederickson[7] ; 7. 87-Paul Dues[8] ; 8. 18D-Matt Lucius[6] ; 9. 48-Derek Hammond[9] ; 10. 5A-Toby Alfrey[11] ; 11. 3-Chad Wilson[12] ; 12. 9X-Cooper Clouse[10] ; 13. 4-Tayte Williamson[13] ; 14. 77-Justin Owen[14] ; 15. 23S-Kyle Simon[15] ; 16. 16K-Ben Knight[16]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 9G-Cody Gardner[2] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] ; 3. 00-Thomas Messeraull[12] ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 5. 0-Steve Irwin [5] ; 6. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 7. 33M-Matt Westfall[8] ; 8. 9N-Luke Hall[14] ; 9. 19-Matt Cooley[6] ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16] ; 11. 18H-Dallas Hewitt[10] ; 12. 53-Steve Little[13] ; 13. 7-Timmy Buckwalter[9] ; 14. 9-Dustin Webber[18] ; 15. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[15] ; 16. 26-Cody White[19] ; 17. 21K-Kody Swanson[17] ; 18. 01-Dustin Hammond[20] ; 19. 34-Parker Frederickson[22] ; 20. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4]

FAST 410 Sprints -

Qualifying 1.35-Stuart Brubaker, 10.720; 2.22-Cole Duncan, 10.740; 3.16-DJ Foos, 10.780; 4.6-Joey Saldana, 10.832; 5.70X-Justin Peck, 10.877; 6.4-Cap Henry, 10.925; 7.81-Lee Jacobs, 10.942; 8.71-Aryton Olsen, 10.955; 9.71PPM-Parker Price-Miller, 10.955; 10.20B-Cody Bova, 10.959; 11.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 10.961; 12.3C-Cale Conley, 10.968; 13.23-Hunter Schurenburg, 11.019; 14.5J-Jake Hesson, 11.052; 15.22B-Ryan Broughton, 11.066; 16.14-Chad Wilson, 11.074; 17.97-Max Stambaugh , 11.111; 18.12-Kody Swanson, 11.120; 19.68G-Tyler Gunn, 11.124; 20.84-Cale Stinson, 11.125; 21.5-Jordan Harble, 11.135; 22.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 11.211; 23.00-Thomas Messeraull, 11.261; 24.18J-RJ Jacobs, 11.267; 25.59-Bryan Nuckles, 11.292; 26.83X-Nate Reeser, 11.304; 27.3J-Trey Jacobs, 11.372; 28.4X-Bradley Ashford, 11.803;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 2. 97-Max Stambaugh [7] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[10] ; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser[9] ; 8. 6-Joey Saldana[3] ; 9. 70X-Justin Peck[2]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 84-Cale Stinson[6] ; 5. 00-Thomas Messeraull[8] ; 6. 71-Aryton Olsen[9] ; 7. 5-Jordan Harble[7] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[1] ; 9. 12-Kody Swanson[5]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 3C-Cale Conley[2] ; 2. 71PPM-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 3. 23-Hunter Schurenburg[1] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[3] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 6. 18J-RJ Jacobs[7] ; 7. 5J-Jake Hesson[5] ; 8. 4X-Bradley Ashford[9]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 18J-RJ Jacobs[3] ; 2. 71-Aryton Olsen[2] ; 3. 6-Joey Saldana[7] ; 4. 4-Cap Henry[12] ; 5. 70X-Justin Peck[10] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 7. 4X-Bradley Ashford[9] ; 8. 5-Jordan Harble[5] ; 9. 5J-Jake Hesson[6] ; 10. 83X-Nate Reeser[4] ; 11. 20B-Cody Bova[8]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 3C-Cale Conley[2] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[3] ; 3. 71PPM-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 4. 4-Cap Henry[19] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh [6] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 8. 16-DJ Foos[8] ; 9. 23-Hunter Schurenburg[10] ; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[7] ; 11. 70X-Justin Peck[20] ; 12. 84-Cale Stinson[12] ; 13. 00-Thomas Messeraull[14] ; 14. 14-Chad Wilson[13] ; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[15] ; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 17. 18J-RJ Jacobs[16] ; 18. 71-Aryton Olsen[17] ; 19. 22B-Ryan Broughton[11] ; 20. 6-Joey Saldana[18]

NRA Sprint Invaders - K&L Ready Mix

Qualifying 1.49-Shawn Dancer , 11.654; 2.71-Gio Scelzi, 11.693; 3.22M-Dan McCarron, 11.728; 4.22H-Randy Hannagan , 11.762; 5.17M-Max Stambaugh , 11.763; 6.2-Kyle Sauder, 11.783; 7.35R-Ron Blair , 11.790; 8.23-Devon Dobie , 11.859; 9.17-Jared Horstman , 11.893; 10.66-Chase Dunham, 11.920; 11.28H-Hud Horton , 11.948; 12.11-Tim Allison , 11.977; 13.12S-Matt Westfall, 11.979; 14.16B-Ricky Peterson, 12.014; 15.21-Larry Kingseed, 12.037; 16.77I-John Ivy, 12.091; 17.37-Noah Dunlap, 12.139; 18.5JR-Jimmy McGarth, 12.145; 19.5W-Jeff Williams , 12.213; 20.4*-Tyler Street, 12.218; 21.11N-Ed Neumeister, 12.250; 22.34-Luke Hall, 12.294; 23.24-Kobe Allison, 12.308; 24.14-Luke Daugherty, 12.329; 25.29-Rich Farmer, 12.477; 26.2X-Mike Grisby, 12.587; 27.1H-Zeth Sabo, 12.646; 28.18-Todd Heuerman, 99.991; 29.15-Brandon Ferguson , 99.992;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 17-Jared Horstman [2] ; 2. 17M-Max Stambaugh [3] ; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer [4] ; 4. 12S-Matt Westfall[1] ; 5. 37-Noah Dunlap[5] ; 6. 11N-Ed Neumeister[6] ; 7. 29-Rich Farmer[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 16B-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 2-Kyle Sauder[3] ; 3. 66-Chase Dunham[2] ; 4. 71-Gio Scelzi[4] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGarth[5] ; 6. 2X-Mike Grisby[7] ; 7. 34-Luke Hall[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 28H-Hud Horton [2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 3. 5W-Jeff Williams [5] ; 4. 35R-Ron Blair [3] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 6. 24-Kobe Allison[6] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed[1]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 11-Tim Allison [2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan [4] ; 4. 23-Devon Dobie [3] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty[6]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 5JR-Jimmy McGarth[2] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 3. 34-Luke Hall[10] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 5. 37-Noah Dunlap[1] ; 6. 11N-Ed Neumeister[5] ; 7. 29-Rich Farmer[9] ; 8. 2X-Mike Grisby[6] ; 9. 24-Kobe Allison[7] ; 10. 14-Luke Daugherty[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 17M-Max Stambaugh [2] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman [4] ; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan [12] ; 4. 11-Tim Allison [1] ; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder[3] ; 6. 66-Chase Dunham[10] ; 7. 71-Gio Scelzi[14] ; 8. 16B-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 9. 28H-Hud Horton [6] ; 10. 34-Luke Hall[19] ; 11. 49-Shawn Dancer [9] ; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 13. 5JR-Jimmy McGarth[17] ; 14. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 15. 23-Devon Dobie [16] ; 16. 12S-Matt Weatfall[13] ; 17. 4*-Tyler Street[18] ; 18. 1H-Zeth Sabo[20] ; 19. 5W-Jeff Williams [11] ; 20. 35R-Ron Blair [15]

 

 

Duke scores home track win

Ken Duke Jr. watched races at Selinsgrove Speedway as a kid and won at the historic Snyder County facility in karts and micro-sprints. Now he’s checked off the most important box - victory at his hometown track in a full-sized sprint car.

Duke grabbed lead early and scored a solid victory in Sunday’s 20-lap PA Sprint Series feature, run as part of Selinsgrove’s PA Sprint Speedweek program.

The win was Duke’s fifth of the season in PASS and sixth over in RaceSaver sprints. He leads the national and PASS RaceSaver point standings in his Fairfield Chevrolet, Apache Tree Service, sprintcarunlimited.com #67.

“My guys did a hell of a job preparing this car this week,” Duke said in Victory Lane. “They know how much winning here means to me, growing up here. I’ve been here since I was a kid, every week. It’s pretty unbelievable, actually. They gave us a perfect race car. It was perfect all night, from the word go, and everything we did to it just made it better.

“We’ve raced here and won here in every class we’ve ever competed in except for the sprint cars, but that’s different now.”

A wild start saw Kruz Kepner (Winfield; Good’s Construction/Stahl’s Garage/Hill Top Lawn Care #19) spin in Turns 3&4 while running fifth. Kepner hit the inside guardrail and toppled over on his side, bringing out out the red flag. Josh Spicer (Julian; TC Transports/Spicer Welding #71) also received damage and was done for the night.

On the restart, Duke jumped out in front of Cale Reigle (Newport; Don’s Performance Corner/Holly’s Outdoor Solutions #99), who lost second to Ryan Lynn (Hollidaysburg; Ken Imler’s Machine Shop/Lingenfelter’s Awnings/GBC Landscaping #26) on Lap 6.

Lynn challenged Duke for the lead on a Lap 10 restart, but Duke held off the charge, and Lynn later retired with engine woes. That put Devin Adams (Lebanon; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99A) in second, but he was unable to challenge Duke for the top spot.

Adams finished a full six seconds behind Duke in second, followed across the line by Reigle, Dave Grube (York Haven; Spearhead Rentals/MAN Contracting/Chiropractic Athletic #3D) and Christian Rumsey (Middletown, N.Y./Moreno Rumsey Seal Coating/Joe Algairin Paving/Behrent’s Performance Warehouse #1R).

Dylan Proctor (Lock Haven; Randy Sterling Trucking/M. Teets Transport/Sprint Fleet Services #92), Larry McVey (Bordentown, N.J.; #83), Scott Lutz (Jonestown; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Speedway Mart & Car Wash/Adams Auto Sales #33), Zach Newlin (Millerstown; Scott Concrete & Construction/Heather Sims Realtor/Newport VFW #11Z) and Jake Waters (Mifflintown; The Bargain Barn/HP Engines/Huffy’s Pizza #10) completed the Top 10.

Heat races for the 30 cars in attendance were won by McVey, Rumsey and Newlin, with Kenny Heffner (Duncannon; Morgan Paving/Connie’s Chop Shop Hair Repair #97X) taking the B-Main.

Results from Selinsgrove Speedway, June 30, 2019

HEAT 1 - 1. 83-Larry McVey; 2. 71-Josh Spicer; 3. 19-Kruz Kepner; 4. 99-Cale Reigle; 5. 33-Scott Lutz; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 97X-Kenny Heffner; 8. R6-Reed Thompson; 9. 23-Nathan Gramley; 10. 88-Fred Arnold.

HEAT 2 - 1. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 2. 67-Ken Duke; 3. 92-Dylan Proctor; 4. 51-Dave Graber; 5. 99A-Devin Adams; 6. 5-Wally Eshenhaur; 7. 17K-Kyle Keen; 8. 107-Colton Hoover; 9. 20-Doug Dodson; 10. 46-Mike Alleman.

HEAT 3 - 1. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 2. 3D-Dave Grube; 3. 10-Jake Waters; 4. 26-Ryan Lynn; 5. 00S-Randy Sterling; 6. 69-Landon Price; 7. 911-Mike Wenrick; 8. 55-Rick Romig; 9. 5-John Walp; 10. 21M-Cassandra Minium.

B-MAIN - 1. 97X-Kenny Heffner; 2. 17K-Kyle Keen; 3. R6-Reed Thompson; 4. 23-Nathan Gramling; 5. 88-Fred Arnold; 6. 5-John Walp; 7. 911-Mike Wenrick; 8. 107-Colton Hoover; 9. 21M-Cassandra Minium; 10. 46-Mike Alleman; 11. 20-Doug Dodson; 12. 55-Rick Romig.

FEATURE - 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 2. 99A-Devin Adams; 3. 99-Cale Reigle; 4. 3D-Dave Grube; 5. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 6. 92-Dylan Proctor; 7. 83-Larry McVey; 8. 33-Scott Lutz; 9. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 10. 10-Jake Waters; 11. 51-Dave Graber; 12. 5-John Walp; 13. 2-Erin Statler; 14. 97-Kenny Heffner; 15. 88-Fred Arnold; 16. R6-Reed Thompson; 17. 00S-Randy Sterling; 18. 5-Wally Eshenhaur; 19. 17K-Kyle Keen; 20. 26-Ryan Lynn; 21. 69-Landon Price; 22. 23-Nathan Gramley; 23. 19-Kruz Kepner; 24. 71-Josh Spicer. DNS - 20-Doug Dodson; 55-Rick Romig; 46-Mike Alleman; 21M-Cassandra Minium; 107-Colton Hoover; 911-Mike Wenrick.

 

 

Ritchey tops Path Valley

Drew Ritchey of Everett collected his first PA Sprint Series win of 2019 Saturday in the 20-lap feature race at Path Valley Speedway.

Ritchey’s last PASS/IMCA victory had come nearly a year ago at Path Valley (where two of his three previous wins occurred). The driver of the R&N Tire/LaSalle’s Racing Engines/Bedford Valley Petroleum #880 has been a multiple race winner this season in the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series.

John Walp (Wapwallopen; GMS Piling Products LLC/La Napoli II Pizza/Dotzel Trucking #5) grabbed the early lead after starting alongside Zach Newlin (Millerstown; Scott Concrete & Construction/Heather Sims Realtor/Newport VFW #11Z) on the front row. The leaders were about to encounter lapped traffic when first Ken Duke Jr. (Selinsgrove; Fairfield Chevrolet, Apache Tree Service, sprintcarunlimited.com #67) and the Jake Frye (Lewisberry; Shope’s Landscape Maintenance/McCarthy Tire & Auto/RS Mechanical Services #56) dropped out.

Ritchey moved up throughout the race and on lap 16, he dove inside Walp going into Turn 1 and slid up the track in Turn 2, causing Walp to nearly stop as he avoided contact. That gave Ritchey the lead, which he held for the final laps.

Walp came home second, 2.357 seconds behind Ritchey, with Newlin third. Scott Lutz (Jonestown; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Speedway Mart & Car Wash/Adams Auto Sales #33) was fourth, and Ryan Lynn (Hollidaysburg; Ken Imler’s Machine Shop/Lingenfelter’s Awnings/GBC Landscaping #26) was fifth.

Rounding out the Top 10 were “Nitro” Nick Sweigart (Myerstown; A.H. Moyer/Ditchcreek Utility Services/C&L Siding & Decks #8), Doug Dodson (Middletown; Powermist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20), Alex Schanz (Manheim; Awesome Ice Etc./Rustoleum/Tree Center #59), Kyle Keen (Carlisle; Capri Tools/J. Davis Construction/Clelans Custom Welding #17K) and Mark Zimmerman (Carlisle; Army National Guard/Victorian Signs/Fayjan Tools #54M).

Ritchey and Frye were the heat race winners for the 12-car field, a number likely affected by rain earlier in the day.

This Saturday night (July 6), the PASS/IMCA sprinters join the Super Sportsman cars, street stocks and extreme stocks for RKL Paving Night. The Street Stock 40 will be a special event for that division, and a bike giveaway will be held for kids. Pit gates will open at 4:00 p.m., grandstands at 5:00, with racing beginning at 7:00.

On Friday, July 12, PASS/IMCA will make its only appearance of 2019 at Trail-Way Speedway, leading a racing card that also will include 600cc micro-sprints, street stocks and limited stocks.

Results from Path Valley Speedway, June 29, 2019

HEAT 1 - 1. 880-Drew Ritchey; 2. 33-Scott Lutz; 3. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 5. 20-Doug Dodson; 6. 17K-Kyle Keen.

HEAT 2 - 1. 56-Jake Frye; 2. 5-John Walp; 3. 8-”Nitro” Nick Sweigart; 4. 26-Ryan Lynn; 5. 54M-Mark Zimmerman; 6. 59-Alex Schanz.

FEATURE - 1. 880-Drew Ritchey; 2. 5-John Walp; 3. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 4. 33-Scott Lutz; 5. 26-Ryan Lynn; 6. 8-“Nitro” Nick Sweigart; 7. 20-Doug Dodson; 8. 59-Alex Schanz; 9. 17K-Kyle Keen; 10-54M-Mark Zimmerman; 11. 56-Jake Frye; 12. 67-Ken Duke Jr.

Hard Charger Award

Adams received the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Hard Charger Award, which was awarded based on combined performance for the two races over the weekend. His advance from 14th starting spot to second at Selinsgrove topped all combined performances but was equalled by John Walp; however, Adams’ second-place finish was the tie-breaker.

 

 

Josh Hansen Wins Action Sprint Tour Canada Day Showdown at Merrittville

 By Clayton Johns

THOROLD, Ont. (July 1, 2019) – Josh Hansen wasted no time driving from his fourth starting spot to the lead on lap two and paced the final 19 laps to score his second Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com win of the season in the Canada Day showdown at Merrittville Speedway on July 1.

“The track was perfect tonight,” Hansen said in Victory Lane. “It was smooth on the top and smooth on the bottom. I really enjoyed it.”

Paul Klager had the pole for the 20-lap Feature with Tonawanda, NY native Matt Farnham starting outside the front row. Farnham quickly darted to the lead on the opening lap while fourth-starting Josh Hansen quickly raced to second on the opening lap while Klager slipped to third. On the second lap, Hansen continued his torrid pace and took the lead from Farnham with the high line off turn two before dropping to the bottom in turn three.

Hansen opened a lead of 1.5 seconds before working into lapped traffic on lap seven. That lead was quickly eroded as Hansen was held up by a handful of slower cars and resulted in a side-by-side battle for the lead with Farnham in turns three and four. Then, on lap nine Liam Martin came out of nowhere and drove past Farnham for second.

Just after the halfway point was clicked off on the scoreboard, Dave McKnight Jr. brought out the first yellow of the race when he spun in turn one. He re-fired his No.70MM and re-joined the field. On the ensuing single-file restart, Hansen maintained his lead, but wasn’t able to drive away from Martin and Farnham until he worked into lapped traffic again on lap 15.

The leaders ran those five laps in single-file formation with the top runners preferring the outside lane in turns one and two before dropping to the bottom in turns three and four. In the midst of the action, Klager was able to use the outside lane to move past Steven Beckett for fifth, a move not many were able to make.

Hansen went largely unchallenged through traffic as Martin and Farnham were locked into their battle for second. The battle was halted by the second and final caution on lap 17 when Noelle Teal looped her No.14 in turn four.

The second and final restart gave Hansen the clean air he needed to maintain his lead for the final three laps and to hold off a strong last-ditch effort from Martin. Farnham maintained the third spot to complete the podium while Port Colborne, Ont. native Jacob Dykstra and Klager rounded out the top-five. Farnham, Jerry Hill and Klager won their qualifying heats to start the night.

The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com will return to competition for round 4 of the 2019 series on Sunday, July 14 at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ont. For more information on the Action Sprint Tour, including a full break down of the Series’ 2019 point fund and race purses as well as series rules, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com. _________________ Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report July 1, 2019 Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ontario, Canada Total Entries – 23

Entry List No. Name – Hometown 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont. 7ny Matt Farnham – Tonawanda, NY 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, Ont. 14T Noelle Teal – Hagersville, Ont. 19 Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ont. 20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ont. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, Ont. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, Ont. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont. 29w Tyler Ward – Woodstock, Ont. 43h Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ont. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, Ont. 50LS Adrian Stahle – Kitchener, Ont. 52r Ryan Hunsinger – Caledonia, Ont. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ont. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. – Brampton, Ont. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ont. 83 Spencer Davis – Scotland, Ont. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 88h Josh Hansen, [4]; 2. 29 Liam Martin, [3]; 3. 7ny Matt Farnham, [2]; 4. 5d Jacob Dykstra, [7]; 5. 1eh Paul Klager, [1]; 6. 08 Steven Beckett, [5]; 7. 49h Jerry Hill, [6]; 8. 28 Jordan Hill, [10]; 9. 70 Baily Heard, [9]; 10. r52 Ryan Hunsinger, [13]; 11. 9c Brian Nanticoke, [19]; 12. 20 Johnny Miller, [8]; 13. 12 Brad Herron, [15]; 14. 50LS Adrian Stahle, [12]; 15. 74 Rob Neely, [11]; 16. 83 Spencer Davis, [16]; 17. 3b Blaine Barrow, [14]; 18. 19 Allan Downey, [17]; 19. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr., [20]; 20. 70MM Dave McKnight Jr., [18]; 21. 43h Darren Dryden, [21]; 22. 29w Tyler Ward, [23]; 23. 14T Noelle Teal, [22] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Matt Farnham 1; Josh Hansen 2-20 Hard Charger – Brian Nanticoke +8 (19th to 11th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 7ny Matt Farnham, [2]; 2. 08 Steven Beckett, [5]; 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra, [7]; 4. 28 Jordan Hill, [1]; 5. r52 Ryan Hunsinger, [6]; 6. 83 Spencer Davis, [4]; 7. 9c Brian Nanticoke, [8]; 8. 14T Noelle Teal, [3]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 49h Jerry Hill, [2]; 2. 29 Liam Martin, [8]; 3. 20 Johnny Miller, [1]; 4. 74 Rob Neely, [7]; 5. 3b Blaine Barrow, [3]; 6. 19 Allan Downey, [4]; 7. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr., [6]; 8. 29w Tyler Ward, [5]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 1eh Paul Klager, [2]; 2. 88h Josh Hansen, [3]; 3. 70 Baily Heard, [5]; 4. 50LS Adrian Stahle, [4]; 5. 12 Brad Herron, [7]; 6. 70MM Dave McKnight Jr., [6]; 7. 43h Darren Dryden, [1] _________________ 2019 Action Sprint Tour Schedule Mon. May 20 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen Sun. June 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, On – Rained Out Sat. June 8 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Liam Martin Mon. July 1 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen Sun. July 14 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Tue. July 23 – Ohsweken Speedway – Six Nations, Ont. Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. Sun. August 11 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Sat. August 17 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. Sat. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

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About the Action Sprint Tour: The Action Sprint Tour is a travelling Winged Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. The cars on the Action Sprint Tour are powered by GMC 602 Crate Motors modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The Series ran its inaugural season in 2018 and in 2019 will run 10 races at five different Ontario tracks. Drivers will compete for a point fund and bonuses totaling $10,000. For additional information, including rules, event purse and series point fund, visit the Action Sprint Tour official website at www.ActionSprintTour.com.

 

 

Justin Sanders and Chase Johnson pick up Sprint Car Challenge Tour wins over the weekend

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA – June 30, 2019…Aromas, California’s Justin Sanders and Penngrove’s Chase Johnson claimed victories with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards this past weekend respectively.

Friday night’s “Marcel Cassulo Classic” at the Placerville Speedway saw Sanders dominate much of the main event after pocketing the High Sierra Industries Dash to earn the pole in the 35-lapper. Piloting the Dale Miller Septic/ Thompson’s Auto No. 4sa machine Sanders ran the high-side to perfection and picked his spots wisely when lapped traffic came into play. It marked Sanders second career tour win, with his first coming in the very same event last season.

A late race caution did make things interesting as Lemoore’s Cole Macedo stayed close in an attempt to snag his first Sprint Car Challenge Tour victory. With the checkered flag in sight Macedo gave it one final shot down low but Sanders rolled the top down to the stripe for the $4,000 triumph. Adding up lap money and contingency prizes Sanders went home with over $5,000 alone from the SCCT portion of the event. He later went on to get the win in the King of the West-NARC portion of the night and earn the extra Double Down Bonus.

Macedo’s runner up in the Mike Phulps/ Metal Works No. 56 was a career best with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, as the combo continues to gain speed together. Hollister’s Ryan Bernal had a strong run in the feature to carve his way from 14th to third and even had the top-two in his vision the last few laps. Hollister’s Tony Gualda and Penngrove’s Chase Johnson rounded out the top-five. Completing the top-10 were Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Roseville’s Sean Becker and San Jose’s Tim Kaeding. Placerville’s Shane Hopkins earned the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award with a run from 24th to 11th.

A-main finish Placerville Speedway: 1. 4sa Justin Sanders, 2. 56 Cole Macedo, 3. 22 Ryan Bernal, 4. 7c Tony Gualda, 5. 24 Chase Johnson, 6. 97 Ryan Robinson, 7. 31c Justyn Cox, 8. 17w Shane Golobic, 9. 88 Sean Becker, 10. 42x Tim Kaeding, 11. 21 Shane Hopkins, 12. 5c Colby Copeland, 13. 34 Jodie Robinson, 14. 2k Kyle Offill, 15. 12 Jarrett Soares, 16. 77 Mike Benson, 17. 94 Kyle Hirst, 18. 2 JJ Ringo, 19. 33t Jimmy Trulli, 20. 4 Hunter Stanley, 21. 3 Kaleb Montgomery, 22. 17 Kalib Henry, 23. 38 Colby Johnson, 24. X1 Andy Forsberg

Saturday’s visit to the Petaluma Speedway saw an outstanding main event with high drama towards the end. Throughout much of the contest it was tremendous three-car race between Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Shane Golobic and Chase Johnson. As always lapped traffic when it came into play made things hectic and kept fans on the edge of their seats. When the white flag waved it was a dog fight between two of the very best that California has to offer. Scelzi had the lead but heading into turns one and two Golobic made a slider work to take the top-spot exiting the second corner.

The duo continued to battle hard heading into the final corners which ultimately saw Golobic finish upside down, bringing out the red flag. Scelzi was then put to the rear of the field for rough driving and exiting his car under the red. Chase Johnson inherited the lead and went on to take the checkered for his first career Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards victory. It was a solid moment for the Johnson Racing/ Pit Stop USA No. 24 team to accomplish the feat at their home track.

Justyn Cox earned a runner up finish for the Van Lare family while Tim Kaeding, Kyle Hirst and Colby Copeland completed the top-five. Filling out the remainder of the top-10 were Sean Becker, Kalib Henry, Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award winner Geoff Ensign, Cole Macedo and Tony Gualda.

A-main finish Petaluma Speedway: 1. 24. Chase Johnson, 2. 5v Justyn Cox, 3. 42x Tim Kaeding, 4. 94 Kyle Hirst, 5. 5c Colby Copeland, 6. 88 Sean Becker, 7. 5j Kalib Henry, 8. 44 Geoff Ensign, 9. 56 Cole Macedo, 10. 7c Tony Gualda, 11. 2k Kyle Offill, 12. JJ Hickle, 13. 83 Dominic Scelzi, 14. 17w Shane Golobic, 15. 21 Shane Hopkins, 16. 5h Jesse Love, 17. 27 Brett Rollag, 18. 15c Trent Canales, 19. 3f Koen Shaw, 20. 1s Nathan Schank, 21. 22 Ryan Bernal, 22. 38 Colby Johnson

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards return to action at the Stockton Dirt Track this Saturday for the annual Salute to LeRoy Van Conett.

 

 

CUMMINS COLLECTS HIS FOURTH MSCS VICTORY THIS SEASON

Brownstown, IN - June 29, 2019 - The Brandeis MSCS Sprint Cars were in action Saturday night at the Brownstown Speedway. The Sprint Spectacular attracted 30 racers with eyes on the winner€™s trophy and the accompanying $2,000 check. But MSCS Points leader Kyle Cummins would win yet another feature. Cummins started fourth by the luck of the redraw and would lead from the 3rd lap on during the 25 lap event.

The Princetion, IN, driver also won the first of four heat races. Jordan Kinser, Justin Grant, and Carson Short won the other three heats. These four drivers would take the top 4 spots in the feature.

Carson Short passed Justin Grant on lap 10 of the feature to take the second spot and eventual runner-up honors. Grant would finish third. He started the evening by turning a lap of 13.559 seconds to set the overall quick time during group qualifying. Jordan Kinser was fourth in the main. Dakota Jackson took the On the Gass Motorsports 17 to a fifth place finish.

During the heat races the fastest four qualifiers in each group were inverted for the start. These races were decided up front as three of the four fastest drivers took their respective heats surpassing the odds presented by quick competition.

The 12 lap B Main ended with Josh Cunningham making a last lap pass on Brandon Mattox. Aric Gentry was third with Chase Stockon collecting fourth and the last transfer spot to the A. Gentry and Stockon were energized. The two marched up through the 21 car feature to finish 8th and 9th. Each passed eleven cars and Gentry earned the $100 Certified Rentals Hard Charger Award based on his higher finish.

Other drivers in the top ten included Brady Short in 6th, Isaac Chapple 7th, and Rookie Dustin Christie in 10th. Kendall Ruble was the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award recipient with an 11th place finish.

The feature was slowed twice by yellow flags. This happened on laps two and eleven as spins collected other cars. The five drivers involved were Donny Brackett, Jake Bland, Justin Lewis, Kyle May, and Chayse Hayhurst.

Kyle Cummins continues to lead by 42 points in the Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series Standings. Cummins drives the Rock Steady 3R owned by Hank Byram. Sponsors include Debra Corn Foster Care, Tim Mason Remax, and Greenwell Auto Body. This fourth feature win has given him a lead as the series schedule moves into mid season.

The upcoming Fourth of July weekend will provide opportunities for drivers to race at Paragon and Lincoln Park Speedways. A special mid-season MSCS Points Pay-off is set to conclude after the Bill Gardner Sprintacular Day Two at Putnamville Saturday July 6th.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

RACE SUMMARY: MSCS SPRINT SPECTACULAR Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN June 29, 2019

BRANDEIS MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES: (30 Entries)

OVERALL TOP QUALIFIER - 4 Justin Grant at 13.559 seconds

FIRST HEAT - 3R Kyle Cummins, 52 Isaac Chapple, 61m Stephen Schnapf, ___ 32 Garrett Aitken, 28 Brandon Mattox, 10 Aric Gentry, 6 Chris Phillips, ___ 9B Baden Stewart

SECOND HEAT - 70 Jordan Kinser, 11P Brady Short, 36 Collin Ambrose, ___ 77L Justin Lewis, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 99 Alec Sipes, 7R Ryan Bond, ___ 76 Charlie Belden Jr.(scratched)

THIRD HEAT - 4 Justin Grant, 17x Dakota Jackson, 75 Dustin Christie, ___ 4B Donny Brackett, 3JC Josh Cunningham, 5s Chase Stockon, 79 Matt Humphrey

FOURTH HEAT - 21 Carson Short, 17 Kendall Ruble, 39 Kyle May, 20x Jake Bland, ___ 5K Kent Schmidt, 45 Eric Perrott, 9 Dustin Griffitts

B MAIN - 3JC Josh Cunningham, 28 Brandon Mattox, 10 Aric Gentry, ___ 5s Chase Stockon, 6 Chris Phillips, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 79 Matt Humphrey, ___ 99 Alec Sipes, 45 Eric Perrott, 5K Kent Schmidt, 9 Dustin Griffitts, 7R Ryan Bond, ___ 9B Baden Stewart, 76 Charlie Belden Jr.

FEATURE (25 Laps) - 3R Kyle Cummins, 21 Carson Short, 4 Justin Grant, ___ 70 Jordan Kinser, 17x Dakota Jackson, 11P Brady Short, 52 Isaac Chapple, ___ 10 Aric Gentry, 5s Chase Stockon, 75 Dustin Christie, 17 Kendall Ruble, ___ 32 Garrett Aitken, 36 Cullin Ambrose, 28 Brandon Mattox, 3JC Josh Cunningham, ___ 61m Stephen Schnapf, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 39 Kyle May, 77L Justin Lewis, ___ 20x Jake Bland, 4B Donny Brackett

 

 

Double-X Speedway

California,MO

June 30, 2019

Missouri One Call Night at Double X Speedway

The warm temperatures greeted fans and racers alike at Double-X Speedway Sunday evening, a welcome event after two consecutive rain cancellations. Missouri One Call system was on hand to visit with race fans during the evening also. Several first time visitors to Double-X Speedway were on hand in the Winged Sprint Car division to try the veterans of the weekly battles.

Winged Sprint Car heat number one saw Warrensburg, MO shoe Taylor Walton use the low line on a technically challenging track to secure the victory. Steven Russell was second, Tyler Blank third, Layne Himebaugh fourth and Kaitlyn Boland completed the top five. Lanny Carpenter and Broc Elliott were involved in an opening lap collision and had to retire to the pit area. The second heat race saw an opening lap accident involving Mackenzie Borchers and Glen Saville, relegating both of them to the pit area and at the same time Riley Kreisel had mechanical issues and returned to the trailer also. On the restart, Corey Nelson making his first start in 2019 took command at the green and was not headed. Ben Brown raced his way to second, Riley Goodno finished third and Timmy Smith was fourth.

Two Hobby Stock heats were contested to set the feature lineup. Heat one saw Kyle Smith take the win over hard charging veteran Mike Schrader. Chuck Coffey was third, John Canada fourth and Chris Kammerich fifth. In heat two, Josh Clark had the field covered, Jeremiah Wallingford was second, Karen Johnson third and Kevin Prall fourth.

The Super Stock heat race was claimed by John Clancy. Marshall Berry was second, Brandon Dunham third, Brandon Hays fourth and Joe Miller was fifth after retiring due to a bump into the outside front stretch wall on lap three and retiring to the pit area.

Feature time came on the evening with the Super Stock class leading off. Only four cars were able to make the green flag and it was all John Clancy’s race, leading from green to checkered. Brandon Dunham held off Marshall Berry for the number two spot, Berry challenged many times but was relegated to third and Brandon Hays finished fourth.

The Hobby Stock feature saw Kyle Smith and Popeye Clark leading the field to green. Smith took the lead at the drop of the green setting a quick pace. Mike Schrader settled into second and Chuck Coffey held down third. A red flag on lap nine for Chris Kammerich rollover in turn 3 brought the action to a halt. The race to the checker continued after Schrader was sent to the tail for hitting the restart cone, with Smith taking the victory. Coffey finished second, Josh Clark was third, Schrader recovered for fourth, John Canada was fifth and Karen Johnson was sixth. Chris Kammerich, Jeremiah Wallingford and Kevin Prall completed the finishing order.

The winged sprint cars took to the track for their feature event on a very technical surface with 12 of the 14 registered cars making the call. Taylor Walton and Corey Nelson led the field to the green and it was a drag race into turn one, Walton low and Nelson high on the track. Ben Brown raced his way into second early but was overtaken by Tyler Blank on lap seven. Blank began to reel in the leader as Walton began to encounter lapped cars. A caution on lap ten for Timmy Smith bunched the field right behind the leader. Walton would continue putting his #93 right on the bottom through the turns while Blank was trying different lines to gain an advantage. On lap 21 Blank made the middle groove in turn 4 work to pass Walton on the front straightaway. From that point on it was all Tyler Blank as he opened up a sizeable lead and claimed the victory. Walton would come home second, Layne Himebaugh was third, Ben Brown fourth and Corey Nelson was fifth. Riley Kreisel was sixth, Riley Goodno seventh, Steven Russell eighth, Kaitlyn Boland ninth and Broc Elliott tenth. Timmy Smith Lanny Carpenter, Mackenzie Borchers and Glen Saville completed the field.

Be sure to support local dirt track racing any chance you get. We hope to see you at Double-X this season. Next weekend the 600cc Micro Sprints join the card for their one appearance at Double-X in 2019. Follow us on Facebook and at www.doublexspeedway.com.

 

 

BELL TEAMS WITH BOAT, DOMINATES LINCOLN FOR POWRi WIN #29

LINCOLN, ILL. (June 30, 2019) - For Christopher Bell, a change of scenery could do nothing in deterring his drive to victory lane on Sunday night with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League for the 29th time in his storied, yet young career. Switching to the Tucker-Boat Motorsports, Pristine Auction, Spike/Toyota No. 84, the Norman, Okla. native went wire-to-wire at Lincoln Speedway to win in dominating fashion.

Starting from the pole position after he earned PAC Sprints High Point Man honors with a sixth-to-first heat race run, Bell guided the field to the green flag alongside Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif. in the Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet-By-Spike/Toyota No. 67.

After leading the opening circuit, Bell nearly saw the lead slip from his grasp by lap two when he went to the test the high side of turns one and two. Allowing Seavey to pull alongside, the duo went wheel-to-wheel into turn three vying for the same real estate at the low line. Edging his front end into the corner and prevailing, Bell held on to the top spot and force Seavey to go searching for his next move.

While Bell kicked it into high gear and checked out, the battle for second heated up as Ace McCarthy of Tahlequah, Okla. snuck by Seavey when he bobbled on the top side of turns three and four. Several laps later, Seavey shot back by McCarthy and brought KKM teammate, Tanner Carrick, with him into the third spot.

The red flag flew on lap 23 for an upside down Jesse Colwell, who also collected Tanner Thorson in the mix. The break in action brought Bell's torrid pace to a screeching halt and snapped his monstrous 8.1 second lead over Seavey. Going back to green with seven laps to go, Bell had a giant cushion of six lap cars separating himself and Seavey, a near improbable mountain to overcome.

Quickly storming away and running off in command, Christopher Bell controlled the final seven laps at Lincoln Speedway with ease and found the checkered flag for his 29th-career POWRi National Midget League win. All 28 of Bell's previous POWRi triumphs came with Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, the powerhouse team that he rose to fame with. However, on this night it was friend Chad Boat and Tucker-Boat Motorsports who he brought to victory lane, proving a change of scenery resulted in a standard outcome for the Norman, Okla. native.

Chasing Bell to the line and continuing his stellar 2019 campaign was Logan Seavey with a second-place finish in the Mobil No. 67 machine. Tanner Carrick of Lincoln, Calif. rounded out the podium aboard his Craftsman No. 71K. Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. Claimed a fourth-place finish, while Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nev. rallied from a late crash to finish fifth. Closing out the top ten was Tyler Thomas in sixth, Ace McCarthy in seventh, Joe B. Miller in eighth, Cannon McIntosh in ninth and Tucker Klaasmeyer in tenth.

Scoring heat race victories over the 25-car field was Logan Seavey (Auto Meter Heat 1), Christopher Bell (KSE Racing Products Heat 2) and Presley Truedson (Advanced Racing Suspension Heat 3).

Up next for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League is a Saturday, July 6 appearance at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois followed by a Sunday, July 7 trip to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (4); 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (2); 3. 98-Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (5); 4. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (3); 5. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (7); 6. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (8); 7. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (9); 8. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (6); 9. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (1).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 84-Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (6); 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (3); 3. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (7); 4. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (5); 5. 86C-Dalton Camfield, Decatur, IL (1); 6. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (2); 7. 11B-Kaylee Bryson, Muskogee, OK (8); 8. 16C-Dave Camfield Jr. (4).

Advanced Racing Suspension Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 5T-Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (4); 2. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (3); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (2); 4. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (8); 5. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (7); 6. 21KS-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (1); 7. 85-DJ Vanderley, Mooresville, NC (6); 8. 8M-Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (5).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps): 1. 84-Christopher Bell (1); 2. 67-Logan Seavey (2); 3. 71K-Tanner Carrick (11); 4. 5D-Zach Daum (13); 5. 98-Tanner Thorson (8); 6. 91T-Tyler Thomas (9); 7. 28-Ace McCarthy (5); 8. 21KS-Joe B. Miller (20); 9. 08-Cannon McIntosh (6); 10. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (4); 11. 71-Jesse Colwell (10); 12. 7M-Chance Morton (16); 13. 3N-Jake Neuman (7); 14. 97A-Austin O'Dell (14); 15. 9-Daison Pursley (12); 16. 67K-Holley Hollan (15); 17. 86C-Dalton Camfield (17); 18. 85-DJ Vanderley (21); 19. 8M-Kade Morton (23); 20. 11B-Kaylee Bryson (18); 21. 16C-Dave Camfield Jr. (24); 22. 72-Sam Johnson (19); 23. 3B-Shelby Bosie (22); 24. 5T-Presley Truedson (3); 25. 17C-Devin Camfield (25). Lap Leader(s): Bell 1-30. Hard Charger(s): Miller +12.

 

 

Boller and Almanza double up on weekend wins at Lincoln Park Speedway
- Berryhill captures sprint car win as Tim Prince takes home UMP Modified win

By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE – The return of racing at Lincoln Park Speedway after a pair of rain outs the past two weekends capped a lucrative weekend for a couple of drivers at the Putnamville oval.
Greencastle’s Josh Boller followed up a Friday night super stock win at Paragon Speedway with another win at LPS on Saturday. Likewise, Jordan Almanza, who won two bomber features at Paragon on Friday evening, added a third at the Putnamville oval. Travis Berryhill passed Shane Cockrum with five laps remaining to win the sprint car main event and Tim Prince powered to the UMP Modified victory.
Brayden Fox and Brent Beauchamp started on the front row for the 25-lap sprint car feature, but it was Berryhill that quickly became a challenger for the lead.
Beauchamp took the top line on the cushion by lap five with Berryhill finding a quick way around the bottom ahead of Chad Boespflug. Berryhill was able to assume the lead by lap 10 and appeared to be pulling away from the field as Boespflug gave chase. However, Cockrum, who started 17th, had rocketed into contention as he got past both Beauchamp and Tim Creech at the halfway point. On lap 13, Cockrum flashed into the lead coming off the top of turn two just before a caution bunched up the field.
On the restart, Cockrum began to pull away as Berryhill and Boespflug battled wheel-to-wheel for the second spot ahead of Beauchamp, Creech and Dave Darland. Cockrum had opened up a solid gap on the field by lap 19, but it would unravel quickly.
Cockrum’s right rear tire went flat with five laps remaining and it opened the door for Berryhill, who shot back into the top spot and didn’t look back.
Berryhill ran with his good fortune and took the checkered flag as Boespflug ran second ahead of Beauchamp, Creech and Darland.
Over the early circuits of the UMP Modified feature it was a fight for the lead between Derek Groomer and Jordan Wever.
Wever was fending off Groomer through the first five laps before Groomer would eventually spin and be forced to start from the back of the field.
Prince took the opportunity to move into second-place and snagged the lead on lap eight and began to pull away as Wever would also eventually get caught up and come to a stop in turn two just after the halfway mark.
Brazil’s Tyler Loughmiller took over second-place after fending off a three-wide challenge that included Jacoby Hines and Dustin Beck. However, it was Prince that would not be caught. The Heltonville driver cruised away to pick up his second win at LPS this season as Loughmiller came home second ahead of Hines, Beck and Randy Shuman.
In the UMP Super Stock feature, Jeff Starks and Tucker Chastain started on the front row as Chastain took over the lead over the initial laps as Kris Starks and Boller ran door-to-door by lap five.
By lap 10, Chastain had his hands full with Boller closing quickly with Larry Raines in third followed by a side-by-side fight between Kris Starks and Matt Jordan. Boller had the hammer down on the cushion alongside Chastain with five laps remaining as a caution flew to re-set the field. On the re-start, Boller would make the pass for the lead with two laps to go and made it stick for his eighth feature victory of the season. Chastain held down second ahead of Raines, Jordan and Wes McClara, who charged from 19th at the start.
In the final feature of the evening, Almanza was able to get to the front on lap five and then held off a late challenge from Megan Cavaness over the final five laps to get the victory.
Cavaness was able to pull nearly even with Almanza just before a caution with one lap remaining. On the re-start, Almanza got a strong re-start and picked up the win by a couple car lengths. Josh Litton came home third after a strong challenge from Joseph Raber with David Wallen finishing fifth.


Lincoln Park Speedway
Sprint car feature
1. Travis Berryhill, 2. Chad Boespflug, 3. Brent Beauchamp, 4. Tim Creech II, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Bill Rose, 7. Jesse Vermillion, 8. Jadon Rogers, 9. Kent Christian, 10. Nate McMillin, 11. Tye Mihocko, 12. Blake Vermillion, 13. Matt Moore, 14. Troy Link, 15. Shane Cockrum, 16. Brayden Fox, 17. Koby Barksdale, 18. Lee Underwood, 19. Harley Burns, 20. Evan Mosley

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #10 Saturday June 29th 2019
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series
Shenandoah Speedway, Va.
Mike Leraas Leads Last Laps
The first real hot summer day at the Mountain that Roars we saw another first win of the season this time by Mike Leraas after having completed nine races this year the VSS has seen eight different winners. The feature only event had Chris Ware and Bill Rice pacing the field to green with Rice out first leaving Ware to deal with Jerald Harris and a closing Glenn Worrell and Mike Leraas. Rice was a lane up and staying smooth out front as Harris was trying every way to get by Ware and go after Rice as the laps clicked off. After a car had a quick spin it tighten up the field and on the green Rice took off again leaving Ware to still deal with Leraas and Worrell until Leraas got by and went after Rice with Worrell making it to third. Rice was leading still but Leraas and Worrell were on the way. With five to go Leraas swept low in to the lead and Worrell made it by for second but ran out of time to catch Leraas as he streaked under the checkered flag first. At the line it was Mike Leraas, Glenn Worrell, Bill Rice, Jerald Harris, Chris Ware, Matt Mullins, Charlie Ware and French Grimes. Next Week it’s back for the annual trip to Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. on Saturday night July 6th.
Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Leiby B.O.S.S. at Michaels Mercer Raceway; Jerry Schaffer, Reusser, Porterfield, Teddy Williams, and Samuel Darby also Victorious

(Mercer, PA June 29, 2019): Chandler Leiby, a regular on the USAC Eastern (360) Sprint Tour made the long tow to Western Pennsylvania pay off, taking his first career victory in the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series at Michaels Mercer Raceway. The driver from Carlisle, PA dominated the 25 lapper, as he took the lead at the drop of the green and never faced a serious challenge.

Leiby, who graduated from Micros to 358 Winged Sprints before taking the wings off to race with the USAC East Coast Series when it was created two years ago, was pleased with his performance. His only concern was dealing with the lapped traffic.

"That was my big fear, getting into traffic. I won down at Lincoln, back home, a couple of years back, but I didn't have any problems in lapped traffic. But, I have never led a wingless race and had to run into so much lapped traffic while in the lead. So, that was my concern. But, I did pretty well with that and I didn't have to mess around behind the guys."

Not one to rest on his laurels, Leiby explained that he and his team were going to dash off to New York and run with USAC on Sunday night. "It's going to be a long night, but we're looking forward to it," he said enthusiastically.

Leiby was paired with Cody Gardner for the start of the event. Mercer favorite Arnie Kent was in row two with another eastern invader, Carmen Perigo. Justin Owen and Matt Westfall were in row three, and Wampum's Bob McMillin rolled off in the fourth row, with John Stenham beside him.

Leiby entered turn one on the inside, and Gardner tried to make an outside move, to no avail. Perigo and Kent were battling for third on the opening lap, with Owen and Westfall within striking distance. A little farther back, Cory Crabtree, Andy Feil, and Brandon Spithaler were dicing in the top ten.

Leiby had his car on cruise control as he reached the rear of the field and started putting competitors a lap down. Garner still had second, but he already lost contact with the point man. Westfall started to advance as the leaders were working their way through the traffic.

Soon after Westfall overtook Gardner for the distant second spot, the first caution of the feature was displayed. Dustin Webber was the victim of a minor spin on lap 19.

Perhaps the pressure was mounting for several drivers in the top ten after the racing resumed. There was a significant incident in between turns three and four on lap 20, with six cars involved, including those of top ten runners Kent, Spithaler, Owen, Perigo, and Feil. Spithaler got the worst of the wreck, turning over his machine. Fortunately, none of the racers were injured.

The third and final caution came out on lap 21 for yet another minor spin.

Leiby had a cushion of five or six lapped cars separating himself from second place Westfall after the final caution. Gardner still held the third position. Parker Frederickson gained several positions due to these incidents and he was now a member of the top five, as was Steve Little.

Leiby ran off the final four laps without further ado. Westfall was 5.751 seconds behind at the finish. Frederickson crossed in third, followed by Gardner and Little. Dustin Ingle, Kent, Perigo, and Feil completed the entire 25 laps. Korbyn Hayslett was tenth, but a lap down at the checkers.

Perigo, Gardner, and Leiby were the heat winners this night. There was no B Main, as the series and track officials agreed to start all 24 cars on hand.

Jerry Schaffer, a big proponent of Crate Modified racing, scored the win in the Turn 4 Toilets Fastrak Limited Modifieds. He held off his son, Brian, who was relentless in his pursuit of the leader.

The happy winner said, "I knew that Brian was going to be the one, and I told him before we even went out there, I said, 'buddy, you gotta do it on the outside because I'm not coming off that guardrail; I'm not going off the guardrail; you gotta do it on the outside."

Jerry Schaffer added, "I was back pedaling so much into the turns, I have never been so slow in the turns in my life, but it was working." Schaffer explained that so long as he did not see Brian's car, he had a shot to win. He did see his son's nose once, but he held his line, and Brian tied the outside but could not make up the ground he needed to upset his father.

Schaffer dedicated the win to his older brother Jeff, who was an accomplished racer in his own right at the track. "My brother, Jeff, showed up tonight and every time he wrenches on my car, it's unbeatable. The weeks that he's not here, I go backwards."

The Schaffers started on the front row, with Jordan Ehrenberg and teenager Blaze Myers in row two. Recent winners Brian Sadler and Erik Martin held the third row.

At the start of the race, Ehrenberg tried to barge into the family affair up front, but Brian Schaffer would have none of that. Ehrenberg ran along in third the whole way.

While those three separated themselves from the rest of the field, there was a good race going on for fourth involving Sadler, Martin, Shayne Izzo, and Steve Slater. Unfortunatley, Sadler began to fade in the closing laps, and it boiled down to a three car battle for the fourth and fifth spots.

There was a minor stoppage on lap nine for Gage Priester. Priester was involved in a second incident a few laps later, this time on the backstretch. Jim Bryce and Chad Gumpp were also involved. None of them were injured in the matter, which sent cars scattering.

Jerry Schaffer led the rmaining laps and took the win by .379 seconds. Brian Schaffer led Ehrenberg, Martin, and Slater to the scoring loop. Izzo was sixth, then came Myers, Sadler, Michael Kristyak, and Gumpp.

The pair of heats went to Izzo and Ehrenberg. The thirteen car field did not require a B Main.

The 270 Micros were back for a return engagement and the win went to Todd Reusser. Reusser inherited the lead when Jeff Haefke brought his mount to a stop in turn two with ten laps in the books. Haefke had assumed the lead on lap three from Austin Pasquerella.

Brian Borawiec raced up to second, followed by Wesley Libert. Garth Fochler and Noah Wriginis completed the top five. Positions six through ten went to Dustin Young, Luke Halls, Ivan Johnson, Haefke, and Pasquerella.

C.J. Davis and Borawiec prevailed in the two heats. There was no B Main, as only 15 cars signed in for the contest.

In the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking sponsored Mini Stocks, Will Aley and Mike Porterfield were mixing things up with Tyler Fulton and Tim Callahan in the early going. Bill Fuchs, Johnny Bruce, Sr., and Joe Campbell were lurking close behind.

Porterfield assumed command on lap three, but the positions were changing hands behind him with quite some frequency. Fuchs made a charge to take second with two laps remaining in the race. Aley, Callahan, and Campbell completed the top five. Fulton, Bruce, Sr., Steve Longwell, Sr., Johnny Bruce, Jr., and Kyle Donnelly rounded out the top ten.

The 24 cars participated in three heats, which were won by Callahan, Dewayne Redinger, and Todd Hanlon. There was no B Main.

The Barris Trucking Modified Lites wore the nightcap. Teddy Williams grabbed the lead on lap four from Tyler Purnell. In the middle stage of the race, he held off Vivian Jones, who was looking to score yet another victory. However, Cole Petrell snuck by her following a restart, and he was the one giving chase to Williams as the final laps clicked off.

Following Williams, Petrelle, and Vivian Jones across the line were Jeff Davis and Mark Marcucci. Ayden Cipriano, Dusty Frantz, Shane Webb, Jason Darocha, and Bob Boano held down positions six through ten.

Vivian Jones, Darocha, and Webb topped the preliminaries. There was no B Main for the 22 cars in the pits this night.

Samuel Darby topped his brother, Evan, in the Junior Sprint go. Samuel led the entire ten laps. It took Evan several laps to reach second, but he was no match for Samuel. Tyler Allison came from deep in the field to get third. Luke Mulichak took fourth, and fifth went to Stone Lapcevich. Samuel Boor, Kalen Jackson, Jaxon Dye, Wesley Boor, and Randy White rounded out the top ten.

The heat victories went to Jaxon Dye and Evan Darby. There was no B Main for the thirteen contestants.

There will be no racing at Michaels Mercer Raceway on July 6, and the management and staff will take a short break to get ready for the big two-day Sprint Car extravaganza. The Buddy Barris Trucking Memorial Summer Nationals will be next on the agenda. The 305 Racesaver Sprint Cars will be the headline act on Friday, July 12, and they will be presented by Hards Welding and Fabrication and River Valley Butcher Block. The 410 Winged Sprints will make their only appearance on Saturday, July 13. Mod Lites and Dwarfs, Micro Sprints, and Mini Stocks will provide the support. Then, the Diehl Ram Big Block Modifieds will return on July 20, along with the BRP Modified Tour. That will be a tremendous $3,000 to win event! Mark your calendars for these exciting races coming soon to Michaels Mercer Raceway.

B.O.S.S. Sprint Cars: Chandler Leiby, Matt Westfall, Parker Frederickson, Cody Gardner, Steve Little, Dustin Ingle, Arnie Kent, Carmen Perigo, Andy Feil, Korbyn Hayslett, John Stenham, Zach Morrow, Bob McMillin, Dustin Webber, Joe McEwen, Bobby Distel, Rick Holley, Jeremy Kornbau, Justin Owen, Brandon Spithaler, Kory Crabtree, Gale Ruth, Sr., Micheal Lutz, Buddy Lowther.

Turn 4 Toilet Fastrak Limited Modifieds: Jerry Schaffer, Brian Schaffer, Jordan Ehrenberg, Erik Martin, Steve Slater, Shayne Izzo, Blaze Myers, brian Sadler, Michael Kristyak, Chad Gumpp, Gage Priester, Jim Bryce, Justin Halicki.

270 Micros: Todd Reusser, Brian Borawiec, Wesley Libert, Garth Fochler, Noah Wirginis, Luke Halls, Ivan Johnson, Jeff Haefke, Austin Pasquerella, Jim Barkes, Natalie Brannon, C.J. Davis, Paul Young (DNS), Jon Wise (DNS).

Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks: Mike Porterfield, Bill Fuchs, Will Aley, Tim Callahan, Joe Campbell, Tyler Fulton, Johnny Bruce, Sr., Steve Longwell, Sr., Johnny Bruce, jr., Kyle Donnelly, D.J. Macrae, JustinBailey, Larry Blake, Dewayne Redinger, Randy Ealy, Joe Romanko, Dustin Adams, Jamie Tasker, Bucky Buchanan, Shane Shook, Summer Pitts, Todd Hanlon (DNS), Karlee Longwell (DNS), Jason Stoner (DNS).

Barris Trucking Modified Lites/Dwarfs: Teddy Williams, Cole Petrelle, Vivian Jones, Jeff davis, Mark Marcucci, Ayden Cipriano, Dusty Frantz, Shane Webb, Jason Darocha, Bob Boano, Jacob Isenhart, Jordan Simmons, Roman Jones, Charlie Armstrong, Charlie Biskup, Jason gracey, Tyler Purnell, Eric Marsh, Mark Biskup, Bobby Springer, Nathaniel Bale (DNS), Robbie Barris (DNS).

Junior Sprints: Samuel Darby, Evan Darby, Tyler Allison, Luke Mulichak, Stone Lacevich, Samuel Boor, Kalen Jackson, Jaxon Dye, Wesley Boor, Randy White, Blaine Schlechty, Jaren Dye (DNS), Elijah Boor (DNS).

 

 

JACOBS & DROWN NOTCH 2nd WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY WINS; HENSEL JR. & ZIMMERMAN CLAIM 1st CHECKERED FLAGS

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, June 29, 2019

By Mike Swanger

It was back to regular racing at Wayne County Speedway Saturday night with the Fast Four racing program presented by City Service Towing and Good Ole Boys Trucking plus the second Kid’s Bike races sponsored by the Kar Connection and of course, a little bit of rain to slow the program down as right after the Sprint feature the skies opened up briefly to soak the track but the track crew got the racing surface back to racing condition and able to finish the nights races.

Wooster’s Dean Jacobs would lead all the way to score his second Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint win and expand his O’Reilly Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’ points lead. It was not an easy win for the B &B Drain Service, Gressman Motorsports and McClure Motorsports #9 as he had to hold off several challenges from Andrew Palker. On lap three, Palker would start his first challenge as he took second from Clay Riney and quickly was on the back bumper of Jacobs but on lap 12, Palker went to the low side of turn one and two but he would spin out and brought out the caution and would restart 13th. All during the first half of the feature, a tight battle was going on for third place between Henry Malcuit, Riney, Trey Jacobs and Mitch Harble until Palker’s spin which then made it a race for second as Dean Jacobs would be able to build up a half straightaway lead. Malcuit and Trey Jacobs would be in the second and third spots on lap 19 and on the next circuit, fourth place Riney’s car would break a wheel and send him into the turn one wall and also collecting Harble’s machine, bringing out the red flag and ending their chances of a tip five finish. During the red flag time, Trey Jacobs discovered he had a broken throttle spring and once the track went back to caution after the red flag, his crew could not get the problem fixed and that ended his race. So now it was Jacobs, Malcuit and Palker in the top three. Palker would move past Malcuit for second as the race went back to green and tried to chase down Jacobs again but Malcuit would not be deterred from Palker’s pass and kept the pressure on and with three laps to go Palker would bounce off the dirt wall going into turn three as Malcuit would reclaim second as Jacobs started to pull away again. Palker would recover from his slip up and regain second on the next lap but could not make another challenge on Jacobs in the last two laps to finish second. Malcuit ended up third for the second time this season as Danny Mumaw and Tom Schinderle would fill out the top five. Palker and Trey Jacobs topped the heat wins.

After the rain delay, the Malcuit’s Tavern Super Late Models would roll out for their 25 lap main event with J R Gentry out racing front row partner Charlie Duncan into turn one for the top spot. Duncan’s race would only last 4 laps as he went to the pits at that point and that would move points leader Doug Drown into second and he wasted no time in catching up to Gentry. The side by side battle would begin on lap seven and the fast pace duo would start to close in on the back markers and on lap 17. With Gentry on the high side of the track and Drown on the low side, the winning move would come on lap 19 as they went into turns three and four with a lap car in front of them, Drown and his Ely Road Reel Company, ABR Farms and 89 Homes #12 was able to get by while Gentry had to check up for just a split second on the back marker and that was all it took. Drown would stretch his lead out in the final laps for his second win and Gentry took a WCS season best second place. Ryan Markham ran third followed by Mitch Caskey and Cody Scott. Justin Chance pocketed the Kar Connection Hard Charger award as he picked up 6 positions from his starting spot. Heat winners were Drown and Duncan.

In the last couple of seasons, Gary Hensel Jr. as been knocking on the Summit Racing victory lane’s door more than anybody else and Saturday night he found the key to unlocking that door in impressive style as he went flag to flag for his first win aboard the D J Services, Lorentz Lawncare, and J & M Carpentry #28h. The Apple Creek driver started on the pole of the McKenzie Concrete Super Stock feature and with the race going caution free, drove away from the field as the race was on for second place. Don Rutt held that position from lap two until lap 13 when John Wilson took over second but he had no chance of catching Hensel Jr. in the last two circuits. Rutt would end up third, his best finish so far this year. Points leader and four time winner Doug Drown had a flat tire in his heat race and started last in the feature and worked his way up to 4th when the checkered flag waved with Brandon Craver collecting fifth place. Don Baney, who was scheduled to start pole of the feature but pulled off the track before the green flag and Hensel Jr. scored the heat wins.

Doug Hensel took the lead from the pole position of the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stock feature but Orrville’s Wyatt Zimmerman started right behind Hensel and would hound him for the opening ten laps of the twelve lap feature. As the pair came out of turn four for the tenth time, Zimmerman was able to power the Rumpke, Jerry’s Caf and Paul Davis Construction #14z underneath Hensel’s machine and then take his first ever feature checkered flag. Brent Boreman would run third until lap ten when Wes Staley edged past and finish third with Boreman hanging on to fourth in front of Brad Hensel. Posting the heat wins were Tyler Wiles, Doug Hensel and Brad Hensel.

All drivers were once again competing for the Contingency Connection’s Racer’s Rewards prizes that are earned on a weekly and season long basis.

Next Saturday night, July 6, ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ will host the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association for the second time this year while the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks will have their second Stake’s Shortstop ‘Summer Series’ race and the JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stocks also competing in their second NewFast Motorsports ‘Summer Series’ race. On the racing card will be the Modifieds and for the first time in a couple of seasons will be the Mod Lites. Gates will open at 4 pm and racing at 7 pm.

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, June 29, 2019

PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Andrew Palker, Dean Jacobs, Clay Riney, Henry Malcuit, Tom Schinderle, Landon LaLonde, Dylan Kingan

Heat 2 Trey Jacobs, Danny Mumaw, Mitch Harble, R J Jacobs, Ray Miller, Travis Danford, Tyler Dunn dns

Feature Dean Jacobs, Andrew Palker, Henry Malcuit, Danny Mumaw, Tom Schinderle, Landon LaLonde, Tyler Dunn, R J Jacobs, Dylan Kingan, Ray Miller, Travis Danford, Trey Jacobs, Clay Riney, Mitch Harble

MALCUIT TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Doug Drown, Larry Bellman, Ryan Markham, Brett Bee, Cody Scott, Anthony Kinkade, Brett Jursik, Sean Rush, Justin Chance, Brad Malcuit

Heat 2 Charlie Duncan, Jerry Aber, J R Gentry, Corey Conley, Mitch Caskey, Matt Aber, Tom Denzinger, Ben Mott, Austin Goon, Ricky Holderbaum

Feature Doug Drown, J R Gentry, Ryan Markham, Mitch Caskey, Cody Scott, Brett Bee, Jerry Aber, Anthony Kinkade, Justin Chance, Ben Mott, Tom Denzinger, Austin Goon, Sean Rush, Matt Aber, Larry Bellman, Charlie Duncan, Brett Jursik, Ricky Holderbaum, Corey Conley dns, Brad Malcuit dns

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, Wisconsin, Saturday, June 29, 2019)--A special Tuesday night, July 2 United Midwest Promoters(UMP) Late Model Summer Nationals program is next up for Wilmot Raceway. Wilmot's Modifieds and Street Stocks join the traveling series.
On July 2 pits and registration open at 3:00 p.m., grandstands and ticket office 5:00 p.m., hot laps 6:30 p.m., qualifying 7:00 p.m, races 7:30 p.m.
Zachary Raidart of Antioch, Illinois made it two 20-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint feature wins in a row highlighting Wilmot Raceway's First Responder Night Saturday, June 29. Raidart's win in the non-stop main came despite a leaking right-rear tire which went flat as he pulled into victory lane.
"I could tell it was going down, but just kept on the throttle," said Raidart after becoming the first duplicate WingLess feature winner in five Wilmot outings and eight overall series mains.
Raidart led flag to flag in the non-stop main which proved to his advantage with the tire situation. Oconomowoc's Ryan Zielski had a season best second place. Brown Deer's Johnny Fahl third. Nick Petska of Spring Grove, Illinois despite a broken right-front shock fourth. Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois fifth.
Mukwonago's Mike Knurr scored his initial 20-lap modified feature victory of 2019. "Zeke (Bishofberger) looked like he got loose and lost it," said a winded Knurr who brought a overheating car into victory lane. "The car's hot and I am too."
Bishofberger paced the first 12 laps of the feature until looping in turn one bringing out the only caution. Knurr inherited top spot never being headed becoming the fourth different 2019 feature winner. A fast closing Chris Carlson of South Milwaukee finished runner-up. Jared Spalding of Milwaukee third. Eagle's Steve Mueller fourth. Joe Huenfeld of Cedarville, Illinois fifth.
Pleasant Prairie's Josh Gehrig in the 20-lap street stock main edged out Pell Lake's Cody Potter by less than a foot. "I knew Cody was coming and Courtney(Atkinson), too," said an ecstatic Gehrig after his first feature win ever in his sophomore year of racing. "I have to thank my family, the fans, the track crew that prepared a great surface for us to run on, my sponsors, the fans who came to watch us. This is a dream come true."
Gehrig took the initial lead from his front row starting spot. Successive cautions on laps eight and nine erased his advantage. On the final restart, Gehrig was hounded by Potter and Atkinson. Coming out of the final turn Potter came alongside and the two charged to the checkered side by side. Gehrig and Potter were followed by Atkinson of Muskego third. David Jones of North Chicago, Illinois fourth. Kenosha's Craig Kreuser fifth.
Salem's Ryan Johnson won his first ever 15-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car feature. "This is fantastic," said Johnson in his first fill season of racing. "I have to thank my girlfriend, Brad Becker who owns the car, sponsors, everybody here at Wilmot Raceway. The car ran perfectly and the track was super fast."
Milwaukee's Tony Barron was second. Scott Quarnstrom of Lake Villa, Illinois third. Waterford's David Rudzinski fourth. Trevor's Kody Molitor fifth.
Special First Responder Night ceremonies included American Legion Color Guard John Sutter, Kolleen Ruffino, Jim Schmitz, Crystal Carter; and fly-over by Kenosha's Tye Hammerle in 1940 PT-17 Army Trainer and Salem's Pete Spear in 1941 N2S-3 Navy Trainer. Salem Lakes Fire Department provided engine for fans to check out.
Next Saturday, July 6 features the BADGER Midgets in the Harry Turner Classic along with WingLess Sprints, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars for the first Military Appreciation Night. All military both active and former presenting a military ID at the ticket office will be admitted to the grandstand as guest of Wilmot Raceway and Kenosha County Fair. Grandstands open 5:00 p.m., Meet The Driver 5-5:30 p.m., on track activity around 5:45 p.m. with races to follow. Special displays and information on the military, USO and other organizations along with some equipment will be on hand.
Wilmot Raceway is participating in the Independence Day Festival Thursday, July 4 at Great Lakes Naval Training Station. The event is open free to the public. Chris and Natalie Klemko of Bristol along with Jordan Paulsen of Trevor will have their AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint Cars on hand beginning at 3:00 p.m. doing "pit stop" demonstrations. Wilmot Raceway's Raymond Chevrolet Silverado Pace Truck will be there. Earlier in the day on July 4, Dream Chaser Racing's Lightning Sprint Car of Kenosha's Mike Neau will be in the Union Grove parade. The Wilmot Raceway pace truck along with street stocks of Burlington's Nick Smalley, Brandon Mertes of Antioch, Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car John Cole of McHenry, Illinois and WingLess Sprint Car of Tom Eller of Zion, Illinois will be in the Antioch parade.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019 - FIRST RESPONDERS NIGHT
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 2. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 3. Johnny Fahl, Brown Deer; 4. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 5. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 6. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 7. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 8. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 9. Natalie Klemko, Bristol; 10. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 11. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 12. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 13. Rusty Egan, Burlington; 14. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 15. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 16. George Gaertner, Salem; 17. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 18. Charles Spoonmore, Somonauk, IL; 19. James Walldan, Kenosha; 20. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 21. Greg Alt, Delavan; 22. William Huck, Mukwonago; 23. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 24. Tom Eller, Zion, IL.
12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. J. Walldan; 2. Paulsen; 3. Swim; 4. Eller; 5. Zach Hansen, New Berlin; 6. Tommy Colburn, New Berlin; 7. Lance Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 8. Andrew Kiedrowski, Union Grove.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Crane; N. Klemko; Sivia; Dodd.
FAST QUALIFIER: Zielski(:14.932 seconds).
BANDIT 4-CYLINDER STOCK CARS: 15-LAP FEATURE: 1. Ryan Johnson, Salem; 2. Tony Barron, Milwaukee; 3. Scott Quarnstrom, Lake Villa, IL; 4. David Rudzinski, Waterford; 5. Kody Molitor, Trevor; 6. Rob Wachsmuth, Williams Bay; 7. Brandon Walters, Silver Lake; 8. Sam Van Patten, Antioch; 9. Terry Davis, Oak Creek; 10. Steve Ellis, Pleasant Prairie; 11. Ryan Andrews, Woodstock, IL; 12. Louie Toutant, Twin Lakes; 13. Peter Tuttle, Chicago, IL(Did Not Start); 14. Scott Ludtke, Lyons(Did Not Start).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Johnson; Barron.
FAST QUALIFIER: Andrews(:19.976 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Mike Knurr, Mukwonago; 2. Chris Carlson, South Milwaukee; 3. Jared Spalding, Milwaukee; 4. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 5. Joe Huenefeld, Cedarville, IL; 6. Mike Simons II, Genoa City; 7. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 8. David Wirth, Milwaukee; 9. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL; 10. John Dost, Bristol; 11. Morgan Sheppard, Hebron; 12. Terry Kiedrowski, Union Grove; 13. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 14. Scott Barnharst, Franklin; 15. Jimmy Vandervere, Gurnee, IL; 16. Ryan Marshall, Kansasville; 17. Zeke Bisofberger, Jefferson; 18. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL; 19. Mike Wittenberg, Tichigan; 20. Mike Conn, Big Bend; 21. Ronnie Mink, Bristol(Did Not Start).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: N. Simons; Izzo; Knurr.
FAST QUALIFIER: M. Simons(:16.766 seconds).
STREET STOCKS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Josh Gehrig, Pleasant Prairie; 2. Cody Potter, Pell Lake; 3. Courtney Atkinson, Muskego; 4. David Jones, North Chicago, IL; 5. Craig Kreuser, Kenosha; 6. Brandon Mertes, Antioch; 7. James Jaime, Salem; 8. Mark Baker, Big Bend; 9. Rob Maule, Hebron; 10. Dirk Aissen, Antioch; 11. Joe Suhfras, Corners; 12. Nick Smalley, Burlington.; 13. Sarah Jasinski, Milwaukee(Did Not Start); 14. Trent Andersen, Trevor(DNS).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Potter; Atkinson.
FAST QUALIFIER: Potter(:18.273 seconds, New Track Record; Old-:18.295 seconds by Charlie Pinkalla, Racine 6/9/2018).

 

MILESTONE 30TH CAREER SHARON "410" SPRINT CAR WIN FOR DAVE BLANEY WORTH $3000 ON SATURDAY; BISH ENDS NEAR 4-YEAR WINLESS DROUGHT IN STOCKS; WILSON TOPS ELITE ECONO MOD SERIES; WOLBERT REPEATS IN RUSH MODS
by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 29, 2019 Despite storms initially in the forecast throughout the afternoon and evening, skies cleared mid-afternoon on Saturday and allowed Sharon Speedway to complete the second straight night of racing after back-to-back rainouts. The Menards "Super Series" event on Armed Forces Night presented by Kams Electric saw Dave Blaney-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Curt J. Bish-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Eric Wilson-Elite Series for the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods, and Chas Wolbert-HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds celebrate in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane. Also, Tony Tatgenhorst won RUSH's "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire.

After competing with the All Star Circuit of Champions full-time in 2018, Dave Blaney has run a reduced schedule in 2019 picking and choosing events across the Eastern United States. On Saturday night, it was some good old fashioned home cooking for Blaney, who prepped for next Saturday's "Lou Blaney Memorial" by leading the final 23 laps of the "410" Sprint Car feature for his first win of 2019. The $3,000 victory was milestone win number 30 at Sharon in the "410" division moving him into a tie with George Bischoff for second on the all-time win list. Blaney also became the first repeat "410" Sprint Car winner after 10 straight different winners dating back to last season.

"We haven't been here this year and had a free night so it was great to come out here and run and hopefully it works out next week too," explained the 56-year-old Concord, NC resident. "I thought the track was nice. You could run clear at the top or clear at the bottom and kind of anywhere. Cole Duncan is really, really good on this type of a race track so that was a good test against him and good win beating him. I'd like to thank all of the racers and fans for coming out- it was a fun night."

After an end over end flip by Jake Hesson, who was making his first career Sharon start, Carl Bowser used the outside to power to the early lead over Blaney, while Cole Duncan passed T.J. Michael for third, and 10th starting A.J. Flick flew into fourth after one lap. By lap three, the top four of Bowser, Blaney, Duncan, and Flick began to pull away from the field. Bowser caught lapped traffic on lap six as Blaney closed in; however, on lap eight, Bowser got too high racing off turn two and clipped the fence. Bowser then rode the fence partially down the backstretch before suffering a flat tire and bringing out the caution.

When racing resumed on lap eight with Blaney as the new leader, eighth starting Dan Shetler found the bottom to his liking as he moved from sixth to fourth on the restart. Shetler continued to run the bottom as he drove under Flick for third on lap 10. As Shetler tried to close in on the front duo, Blaney caught lapped traffic on lap 14 with a half-straightaway lead. Chad Kemenah, who started 14th, was on the move as he put a big slider on T.J Michael to crack the top five on lap 17.

The event's final stoppage occurred with 18 laps scored when Brandon Matus caught the fence racing off turn two and got upside down. Thankfully everyone missed him and he was okay. On lap 20, Kemenah continued to move forward as he passed Flick for fourth, while Jordan Ryan followed in fifth. Blaney would go unchallenged the rest of the way as he took the checkered flag first by a margin of 2.792. Blaney's 33rd overall win at Sharon came in his J&B Medical Supply/Mohawk Northeast/Bill Davis Trucking/Wicked Cushion/Ryan Blaney Family Foundation-sponsored #98H.

Shetler was all over Duncan for most of the second half of the event until Duncan got away late to settle for runner-up. Shetler was third. Ryan passed Kemenah for fourth on lap 23 as Kemenah was fifth at the finish. Flick dropped to sixth. Darren Pifer had a solid run in seventh after starting 17th. Michael faded to eighth as Max Stambaugh and Justin Barger completed the top 10. Barger set fast time overall against the 30-car field in qualifying with a lap of 14.272. Ryan, Shetler, and Lynch won the heat races, while Broc Martin captured the last chance B main.

Curt J. Bish emerged victorious after a great four-car race for the lead for much of the caution-plagued 20-lap Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Car feature as he ended a near four-year winless drought at Sharon. The 35-year-old second generation Oil City, Pa. driver became the season's fourth different winner in as many races and with more than a full field of cars present, his victory was worth $700.

Tim Deutsch was the early leader as he powered around pole-sitter Andy Thompson to lead the opening lap as Rob Shook and Bish followed past Thompson for second and third. Shook caught Deutsch on lap three and the duo would race side-by-side for the lead over the course of the next three laps before Bish got by on lap six with an inside move in turn four.

Bish, who started fourth, passed Deutsch for second on lap eight as Deutsch began to fade and fell out of the top five on lap nine. Chris Schneider had started eighth and raced into the top five on lap nine then would pass points leader, Chris McGuire, for fourth and then Jamie Duncan for third on lap 11. Following a caution with 12 laps scored, Bish would make the winning pass using the outside on a double file restart to nose ahead on lap 13.

Bish would have to hold off Schneider in the closing laps. Schneider finally worked his way by Shook for good on lap 18 and went after Bish, but come up just 0.248 of a second shy. Bish's second career Sharon win and first since August 10, 2015 came in the Bish Heating & Cooling/Double E Fencing/RK Virgile/Pioneer Electric, Robert Tarr-owned #29.

After leading seven laps, Shook dropped to third. Shaun Hooks, who started seventh, was a season best fourth as Paul Davis was fifth after starting ninth. Completing the top 10 were McGuire, Jamie Scharba, Larry Kugel, Noah Brunell, and 25th starting Joey Zambotti III. Heat wins for the 27-car field went to Davis, Schneider, and Hooks.

After getting docked a row for jumping the restart early on, Eric Wilson used a late race restart to regain the lead and stole a first career win away from Dustin Demattia in the 20-lap Summit Racing Equipment feature for the Elite Econo Mod Series. With Wilson's $500 victory, he became the third different winner in as many Econo Mod races in 2019. The 29-car field was the highest since 30 cars at the September 9, 2017 "Apple Festival Nationals".

"Often times my mouth gets me in trouble so I'm going to focus on the positives," expressed the 22-year-old Cortland, Ohio driver. "I'd like to donate all of my winnings tonight to Kyle Miller, who is a fellow competitor of mine that is suffering from cancer. No matter how mad I get behind the seat, he has it a lot worse than me. I have an awesome group of people behind me; Mike and Missy Bambarger- they're family; Paul Hovis of Hovis Tire and Automotive; Dave Campbell of Campbell Tool & Mini Storage; Bruce Redman built the motor for thing; Rage Chassis and Close Racing Supply."

Wilson took off in the lead over Demattia and fifth starting Andy Buckley. Buckley would pass Demattia for second on lap two, while Wilson pulled away out front. Following a caution for Gary Olson's spin with four laps completed, Wilson fired way too early before the restart zone and was docked a row. This moved Buckley to the top spot, but he officially wouldn't lead a lap as it was three-wide on the restart with Demattia gaining control. Buckley's fine run in second ended when he spun with six laps completed.

Demattia and Wilson raced hard for the lead on laps eight and nine, but Demattia was able to maintain the top spot, while 19th starting Ty Rhoades passed Dwayne Clay for third. Lapped traffic came into play on lap 15 and one lap later Rick Wilson, Jr. and Mark Titus spun right in front of Demattia and Wilson. One more caution slowed action with 18 laps completed.

Back under green, Wilson was able to drive around Demattia on the outside and went on to lead the final two laps to capture his second career win in the division and fifth overall at the track by 0.426 of a second in his Mike Wilson Motorsports/Mike & Teena Investments/Buster Engines/Bruce & Debbie's Wood Fired Wagon/Close Racing Supply-sponsored #27B. Demattia was a career best second over points leader Rhoades. Clay was fourth ahead of Butch Lambert, while Jason Fosnaught, Alan Dellinger, Jacob Eucker, Mitchell Lam, and Buzz Seitz completed the top 10. Heat winners were Wilson, Demattia, and Clay, while Rhoades won the last chance B main.

Chas Wolbert got around Kole Holden on a restart on lap six and then had to hold him off for the final 14 laps to score the win in the 20-lap HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified feature. For Wolbert, it was his second win of the season and his sixth victory in the past nine races at Sharon dating back to last season when he won the final four. More impressively, it was Wolbert's 11th career win at the track tying him with Greg Martin for the division's all-time top spot.

"I messed up one time going into (turn) three and looked over my left shoulder and saw his nose (Holden) sticking there and I said to myself I better slow down and hold onto the bottom," explained the 24-year-old Warren, Ohio victor. "I tried to play the lapped traffic right. Kole is a great driver. All of these guys and girls are great drivers; anyone can win at any time- that's what's great about this division. I have to thank God- without him I wouldn't be here along with all of my sponsors, track officials and crew here at Sharon Speedway, my wife for everything she does, and also Jim Clay for getting my car here today as I got held up on an airplane in Atlanta."

Wolbert would line up on the outside front row alongside Holden, but was docked a row for jumping the initial start. Holden took off in the early lead, while Wolbert went from fourth to second getting by Tony Tatgenhorst and Kyle Martell on the opening lap. Tatgenhorst regained third when he passed Martell on lap three. One lap later, sixth starting Rob Kristyak dropped Martell back another spot to fifth.

The event's only caution occurred with five laps scored when rookie Brandon Albert spun. The spin by Albert, who is Wolbert's brother in-law, would prove beneficially to Wolbert as he'd take the lead on the outside following the double file restart, while Kristyak got past Tatgenhorst for third. Holden though would stay right with Wolbert for most of the duration until Wolbert made a great move in lapped traffic on lap 18. Wolbert's winning margin was 0.933 of a second in his Alcon Mechanical/Dunkin Donuts of Warren, OH/C.T. Wolbert Trucking/Walters Building Co./Ohio Intra Express/Russ King Racing-sponsored #c3.

Holden's second place was his best finish on the circuit in 2019. Kristyak, a two-time Sharon winner in 2019 and three-time victor on the circuit, was third to maintain the points lead. Tatgenhorst was fourth over a career best finish by Jacob Wolfe. Completing the top 10 were Josh Deems, Jacob Jordan, Martell, Chelsie Kriegisch, and Amelia Clay. Tatgenhorst and Wolbert won the heat races over the 18-car field, which was the first time the count has dropped under 20 since August 12, 2017 and only the third time in the past four years.

After finishing a solid fourth in the RUSH Sportsman Modified feature, Tony Tatgenhorst went out and dominated the eight-lap "Wheelman" event presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire for non-winners. Tatgenhorst flew from the third starting spot into the lead at the start and never looked back for his first "Wheelman" win in the non-stop event. The 39-year-old Columbiana, Ohio racer took the $75 win by a commanding 5.036 seconds in his All State Integrity of Salem/Edwards Flower Shop-sponsored #63T. Tatgenhorst became the third different "Wheelman" winner in four races. Fourth starting Wolfe passed Amelia Clay on lap seven to finish second for the third straight race! Clay was third and maintains the points lead. Jacob Jordan and Greg Porter completed the top five.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. DAVE BLANEY (98H) 2. Cole Duncan (22) 3. Dan Shetler (Pryde 29) 4. Jordan Ryan (Chappel 8) 5. Chad Kemenah (Garvin K4) 6. A.J. Flick (2) 7. Darren Pifer (23) 8. T.J. Michael (8M) 9. Max Stambaugh (Seeling 97) 10. Justin Barger (5) 11. Sye Lynch (42) 12. Frankie Nervo (21N) 13. Michael Bauer (46) 14. Darin Gallagher (12) 15. Jimmy Morris III (Stafford 4N) 16. Cody Bova (20B) 17. Brandon Matus (13) 18. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23Jr) 19. Broc Martin (83m) 20. Dan Kuriger (08) 21. Brent Matus (33) 23. Carl Bowser (11) 24. Gary Kriess, Jr. (Frederick 55). DNQ: Leyton Wagner (38), Russ Sansosti (23s), Brett Brunkenhoefer (Kish 47), Logan McCandless (29), Brandon Fredericks (Beasley 1), Jared McFarland (250).

Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars (20 laps, $700 to-win): 1. CURT J. BISH (Tarr 29) 2. Chris Schneider (55) 3. Rob Shook (Keihl 64) 4. Shaun Hooks (65) 5. Paul Davis (3) 6. Chris McGuire (63) 7. Jamie Scharba (11S) 8. Larry Kugel (Duncan 67) 9. Noah Brunell (31) 10. Joey Zambotti III (948) 11. Andy Thompson (5) 12. Brent McDonald (25) 13. Jamie Duncan (67J) 14. Brian Carothers (02c) 15. Steve Burns, Jr. (70B) 16. Jamie Maxwell (6) 17. Troy DeZarn (21) 18. Gil Demello (22) 19. Tim Deutsch (20) 20. Mike Miller (T6) 21. Jordan Perkins (13J) 22. Kevin VanZandt ( 19) 23. Bryan Wagner (56) 24. Gary Miller, Jr. (1M) 25. Don DeZarn (12) 26. Jason Longwell (7s)-DNS 27. Tyler Kubic (222)-DNS.

Elite Series for the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods (20 laps, $500 to-win): 1. ERIC WILSON (27B) 2. Dustin Demattia (77D) 3. Ty Rhoades (12R) 4. Dwayne Clay (007) 5. Butch Lambert (Hendrickson 19) 6. Jason Fosnaught (J19) 7. Alan Dellinger (Williams 7) 8. Jacob Eucker (64) 9. Mitchell Lam (12) 10. Buzz Seitz (1) 11. Andy Buckley (Leamer 965) 12. Jarrett Young (21) 13. Brian Toto (8B) 14. Gary Robinson (44R) 15. Jeremy Double (83) 16. Gary Olson (23) 17. Robert Simmons (4RJ) 18. Nate Young (42) 19. Ed Snyder (25) 20. Ray Gregory (82R) 21. James Myers (77M) 22. Mark Titus (25) 23. Rick Wilson, Jr. (35) 24. Dan McEwen (44). DNQ: Brandon Fiedler (18), Daniel Moffitt (2), Ed Roberts (6s), Pat Drennan (22), Mike Hillman (29).

HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (20 laps): 1. CHAS WOLBERT (c3) 2. Kole Holden (2) 3. Rob Kristyak (00) 4. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 5. Jacob Wolfe (7) 6. Josh Deems (9D) 7. Jacob Jordan (28J) 8. Kyle Martell (8) 9. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 10. Amelia Clay (16c) 11. Calvin Clay (12c) 12. Greg Porter (25) 13. Brandon Albert (30) 14. Todd Gabriel (33G) 15. Clayton Deems (55R) 16. Cameron Nastasi (615) 17. Don Blaney (11B)-DNS 18. David Kalb, Jr. (11J)-DNS.

Ohio Intra Express/C&R Tire RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" Non-Winners Race (8 laps, $75 to-win): 1. Tony Tatgenhorst 2. Jacob Wolfe 3. Amelia Clay 4. Jacob Jordan 5. Greg Porter 6. Cameron Nastasi 7. Todd Gabriel 8. Clayton Deems 9. Calvin Clay (12c)-DNS 10. Brandon Albert (30)-DNS 11. Don Blaney (11B)-DNS 12. David Kalb, Jr. (11J)-DNS.

Coming up on Saturday, July 6 will be the "Lou Blaney Memorial" featuring the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars racing for $6,000 to-win along with The Mod Tour for big blocks competing for $2,000 to-win. Race time is 7 p.m.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Harry Hanson Cruises to Victory on a Sweltering Saturday Night

It was a sweltering Saturday night at the Cedar Lake Speedway. The PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Winged cars would be the last feature before the big fireworks extravaganza. Very quickly the pair of 7's of Harry Hanson and Gunner Cummings shot to the front. Harry Hanson was able to get by Gunner and open up a sizable lead. In the middle of the field the 15C of Chevalier, 19B of Jack Berger and 34 of last weeks winner Denny Stordahl were all working hard to get to the 2nd spot. Harry Hanson would hold on to the top spot and find himself in Rock Auto Victory Lane.

RACE RESULTS:

PIRTEK UMSS FEATURE: Hanson, Cummings, Chevalier, Berger, Stordahl, Pellersels, McVitty (DNF), Johnson (DNF), Lowe (DNF), Kirchner (DNS)

PIRTEK UMSS Heat 1: Hanson, Cummings, Berger, Pellersels, Johnson

PIRTEK UMSS Heat 2: Stordahl, Chevalier, Lowe, Kirchner (DNF), McVitty (DNF) Article Credit: Kris Peterson

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Cam Rides the Cushion for a Hard Fought Victory

News Date: 6/30/2019 | Submitted: 6/30/2019

The PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Traditional Sprints put on a show for the Fireworks Extravaganza crowd at the Cedar Lake Speedway. Harry Hanson would start on the pin and jump to an early lead with a hard charging Caho and Shafer hot on heels. Cam would jump the cushion and drop to 4th and we would have a quick caution with 22 laps to go for the 99 of Roach spinning due to a big bobble by the 12 car resetting the field. Cam would continue to chase the 78 of Caho while Hanson opened up a bigger lead until he was finally able to pull off the slider on Caho and take second. Cam would then begin making hay on the cushion reeling in Hanson in lap traffic. Cam would finally overtake Hanson with 4 to go and find himself in Rock Auto Victory Lane on this warm and humid evening.

RACE RESULTS:

PIRTEK UMSS Feature: Shafer, Hanson, Anderson, Peterson, Caho, J. Kouba, A. Kouba, J. Kouba, Lewerer, Lowe, Berger, Stordahl, Roach, Stettner, Johnson, Vadnais, Huesmann, Parsons (DNF)

PIRTEK Heat 1:Cajo Jr, Anderson, Parsons, A, Kouba, Stettner, Huesmann (DNF)

PIRTEK Heat 2: Hanson, Berger, Kouba, Peterson, Lowe, Johnson

PIRTEK Heat 3: Schafer, Roach, Lewerer, J. Kouba, Stordahl, Vadnais Article Credit: Kris Peterson

 

 

Jeremy Huish Captures First DCRP Sprint Car Win with Clay Sellard, Dakota Sproul, Angel Munoz and Tathan Burkhart Victorious as Well

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 29, 2019) – Jetmore’s Jeremy Huish made a late move to win his first career Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature event at Saturday’s Mid-Season Championships atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Huish enjoyed his first Sprint Car win, other Mid-Championships night winners included Clay Sellard (IMCA Modifieds), Dakota Sproul (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars) and Tathan Burkart (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

In the 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature, Jeremy Huish spent the bulk of the race playing the role of chaser after starting fifth.

Huish made his way into third by the fourth round and then battled past Koby Walters for second on the eighth circuit, setting his sights on racer leader Brian Herbert.

Herbert, who led from the outset after starting from the pole position, began to lose his advantage as the laps clicked off. Huish moved in to challenge with a handful of laps remaining and pulled alongside at the completion of the 17th lap before using the low side of turns one and two a half lap later to take command.

In the IMCA Modified ranks, Clay Sellard needed less than two laps to race into the lead from eighth and led the rest of the way in the 20-lapper to become the fifth different winner in as many races.

Bucklin’s Sellard stretched his lead out to a full half-lap by the time a late caution flew to set up a four-lap dash to the stripe. Sellard took off once again to secure the victory ahead of Tom Beavers, who made his way past Kevin Gray at the midway point to post runner-up honors.

Beavers finished just ahead of his son, Kale Beavers, with William Nusser and Gray rounding out the top five.

Hays’ Dakota Sproul took command late and then survived an ailing engine the closing laps of the 20-lap feature to snare his third IMCA Sport Modified win of the season.

Working his way into second from the sixth starting position within a lap, Sproul went to work on leader Mike Lunow with Jeff Kaup making it a three-car battle for the lead past the midway point.

With a lapped car in play, Kaup made a move on both Lunow and Sproul on the backstretch on the 14th round only to get into the third turn wall and cut a right front tire. Kaup rejoined the chase at the tail.

Sproul pounced on the restart, squeezing underneath Lunow for the lead and then nursed a sick engine over the final laps to get the win ahead of a closing Shay Simoneau with Joey Maupin, Bart Baker and Brian May rounding out the top five.

Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz added more hardware to his collecting by storming to his fifth IMCA Stock Car feature win of the season in six events.

Munoz battled past Troy Burkhart on the third lap and led the rest of the way in the 15-lapper, taking the checkered flag ahead of Mike Petersilie, Chris Oliver, Bukhart and Gregg Schell.

Hays’ Tathan Burkhart rounded out the night by racing to his third DCRP win of the season in the 20-lap IMCA Hobby Stock main event.

Burkhart wrestled the lead away from Devon Ghumm on the sixth round and went on to cross the stripe ahead Reagan Sellard, Matt O’Hair, Ghumm and Dion Priddy.

Following Sunday’s fourth scheduled round of Micro and Kart action atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP, the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park returns to action next Saturday, July 6, with the Second Annual Dodge City 200 Enduro and then another round of Little DCRP competition on Sunday, July 7.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Mid-Season Championships

June 29, 2019 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 72-Ray Seemann, 2. 11k-Tyler Knight, 3. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 9d-Lance Davis, 6. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 4. 49x-Luke Cranston, 5. 0-Steven Richardson.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 49x-Luke Cranston, 8. 0-Steven Richardson, 9. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 10. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 11. 9d-Lance Davis.

Lap Leaders: Brian Herbert 1-17, Jeremy Huish 18-20.

 

 

Brubaker wins AFCS thriller at Fremont/Hannagan tames NRA/Miller earns 1st 305 victory

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Oh. - Switching a car or getting one "fixed" often times is just what the doctor ordered for a sprint car driver. Such was the case Saturday at Fremont Speedway on Willie's Sales & Service Open Wheel Shootout Night. Helena, Ohio's Stuart Brubaker switched chassis - back to an old car of his - Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller got his car repaired and Pittsboro, Indiana's Randy Hannagan brought a new car out and all three ended up in victory lane at "The Track That Action Built."

Brubaker, who won the 410 sprint title at Attica Raceway Park last year, had been struggling in 2019. But, he got an old chassis back from a former car owner and it paid off as he held off a charging Cap Henry for his first win of 2019 in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints. It was Brubaker's seventh career win at Fremont Speedway, but his first in a 410 sprint car, the rest coming on board a 305 sprint.

Just as important as the win, Brubaker remains in the hunt for the $10,000 title in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group.

"We've struggled all year...we've been horrible all year. We switched cars this week and went back to a Maxim. I have to thank the Burmeisters...it's actually one of my old cars I used to run. I have to thank everybody who helps, Ron, Teresa, mom, dad and Brendan who busted his ass this week to get this car together. I have to thank my sponsors, Dave Story Equipment, Gary Holland Trucking, Gressman Power Sports, Handy Grafix, KS Sales and Service, Speedway Bar and Grill, G&L Oil and the Juice Garden," said Brubaker in the Engine Pro Victory lane.

"It's been hard to keep everyone positive...I think a few of us wanted to quit. Our cars just sucked. I got this and they rolled their eyes and stuck with me and put it together and here we are on the front stretch," he added.

For Hannagan a new car and paint scheme reinvigorated the veteran driver as he scored his second career win at Fremont; the first coming last year at the track.

"I have to thank Tyson and Dennis and Fritz and my son Mason and everybody that works on this thing. We've had second and second and second and we blew a motor and crashed the car; I spun out in front of the whole field at I-96 and took half of them out and I felt terrible. I usually don't do stuff like that. We had to put a new car together and we're just getting it underneath us and it's coming around. That's the best this car has felt since I've sat in it and I think we have a good rocket ship...we're back to the red rocket. That black car was possessed or something. This type of track makes you drive a race car. By today's standards and the way sprint cars with technology you have to have a slick race car so you can race...put the driver back into it. We got on something good tonight," said Hannagan beside his Dennis Yoakum Motorsports/Starke County Co-Op/McDallion/Refinish Systems/SMRS/Kenny's Components backed machine.

Miller, coming off the best season of his career, has struggled to begin 2019. So the team took the car apart, took the chassis to Tony Beaber in Gibsonburg, Ohio who operates a chassis repair shop, and Miller promptly put the car in victory lane in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. It's Miller's 21st career win at Fremont placing him 29th on the track's all-time win list.

"This win is due to Tony Beaber. He did an amazing job and it feels like we have our old race car back...like it did last year. I'm hoping you will see me a lot more up here. It was bent in the back and the front was twisted up. We had a pretty bad wreck that last race at Attica last year and it pushed things around and we were struggling with it. It feels pretty good tonight. When you can move around and still pass cars on the slick and get around lapped cars...I could go pretty much any where and had good drive and didn't spin the tires," said Miller beside his Pen Monster.com/Brad's Barbecue/Napa of Attica/Avon by Angie/Griff's Engines/Color Street by Jaime Hennig/Reedtown Tavern/Fostoria Mod Shop/York Carpet Outlet/Crown Battery/Branham Builders/Imprint Logo/Phil Rister Racing backed machine.

The 30 lap 410 sprint feature was paced by Brubaker and Henry and the duo immediately raced side by side for the lead at the drop of the green with Brian Lay, DJ Foos, Lee Jacobs and Hunter Schuerenberg giving chase. With three laps scored Schuerenberg and Cale Conley would spin and the race would not see another stoppage until there were to laps to go.

When the green reappeared Brubaker, Henry and Foos were locked in a tremendous battle while Jacobs tried to close as AFCS point leader Buddy Kofoid began to move toward the front as well. Foos took second on lap five and stayed within a couple of car lengths of Brubaker as Henry ran comfortably in third while Jacobs and Kofoid battled for fourth.

At the half-way point it was a fantastic three car battle for the lead between Brubaker, Foos and Henry. Five laps later Jacobs and Kofoid joined the fun. Henry was able to retake second on lap 22 but Foos returned the favor a lap later all while pressuring Brubaker. With five laps to go Brubaker was playing defense to hold off Henry and Brubaker while Jacobs, Kofoid and Nate Dussel stayed close.

While battling for the lead with three laps to go, Henry and Foos made contact with Foos spinning for the second caution of the feature. A lap after the restart and Brian Smith had trouble on the front stretch bringing out another caution and setting up a two lap shoot-out. Brubaker was able to hold off Henry for the win with Jacobs, Kofoid and Dussel rounding out the top five.

Jake Brown and Shawn Dancer brought the field to green for the 25 lap NRA feature with Dancer gaining the advantage over Brown, Devin Dobie and Hannagan. Hannagan was on a mission and took second on lap three. Justin Adams stopped to bring out the caution on lap nine which put Hannagan right on Dancer's rear bumper. Hannagan was able to drive into the lead on lap 11 but Dancer didn't give up and raced to his inside for several laps while Brown, Dobie and Chase Dunham waged a war for third.

With 10 laps to go Hannagan had pulled away from Dancer while Brown, Dunham and Dobie continued to swap the third spot lap after lap. Todd Heuerman would bring out the second and final caution of the feature on lap 16 which gave the field one final shot at Hannagan. When the green flew so did "the Hurricane" as he drove away for the win over Dancer, Dunham, Dobie and Brown.

Larry Kingseed Jr. and Shawn Valenti brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 feature but Kingseed would flip on the start ending the night for the rookie driver. It was the only stoppage of the feature.

On the next restart Bobby Clark bolted into the lead over Valenti, Miller, Paul Weaver, Brandon Moore, John Ivy, Tyler Street and Kyle Capodice. Miller moved into second on lap three and stalked Clark until driving into the lead as they raced into lapped traffic on the ninth circuit. Meanwhile Weaver had moved into third while Valenti held off Ivy. Miller steadily pulled away and made great moves in lapped traffic.

Clark stayed within five car lengths but could never catch Miller at the right opportunity. Miller drove to the win over Clark, Weaver, Ivy and Valenti.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 6 on Crown Battery Sponsor Challenge Night with the AFCS 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks in action.

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Fremont Speedway

Willie's Sales and Services

Open Wheel Shootout

Saturday, June 29, 2019

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.1-Nate Dussel, 16.381; 2.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 16.417; 3.16-DJ Foos, 16.457; 4.81-Lee Jacobs, 16.645; 5.45-Brian Lay, 16.646; 6.1st-Gary Taylor, 16.695; 7.4-Cap Henry, 16.718; 8.35-Stuart Brubaker, 16.752; 9.33W-Caleb Griffith, 16.806; 10.25M-Chris Andrews, 16.836; 11.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 16.867; 12.23-Hunter Schuerenberg, 16.891; 13.3C-Cale Conley, 16.940; 14.14-Chad Wilson, 17.168; 15.2+-Brian Smith, 17.290; 16.46AU-Stuart Williams, 29.759;

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 4-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 45-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[6] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 6. 33W-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 7. 3C-Cale Conley[7] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 1st-Gary Taylor[2] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 4. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[6] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 6. 25M-Chris Andrews[5] ; 7. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8] ; 8. 14-Chad Wilson[7]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 4-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[7] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[9] ; 6. 45-Brian Lay[4] ; 7. 1st-Gary Taylor[3] ; 8. 33W-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[14] ; 10. 16-DJ [6] ; 11. 3C-Cale Conley[13] ; 12. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[8] ; 13. 14-Chad Wilson[16] ; 14. 2+-Brian Smith[15] ; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[10] ; 16. 25M-Chris Andrews[12]

Hard Charger: 46AU-Stuart Williams +5

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders

Qualifying 1.22H-Randy Hannagan, 15.586; 2.2-Kyle Sauder, 15.595; 3.66D-Chase Dunham, 15.626; 4.19R-Steve Rando, 15.739; 5.10-Mitch Brown, 15.782; 6.28H-Hud Horton, 15.798; 7.1-10-Jake Brown, 15.977; 8.23-Devon Dobie, 16.049; 9.09-Justin Adams, 16.105; 10.49-Shawn Dancer, 16.145; 11.18-Todd Heuerman, 16.208; 12.29-Rich Farmer, 16.263; 13.3X-Brandon Riehl, 16.346; 14.16B-Ricky Peterson, 16.475; 15.21M-Adam Cruea, 16.559; 16.11A-Tim Allison, 16.888; 17.22M-Dan McCarron, 16.907; 18.14D-Luke Daughtery, 16.961; 19.12-Luke Hall, 17.066; 20.17-Jared Horstman, 17.248; 21.9R-Dustin Rall, 17.378; 22.40-Jeff Wilson, 17.442; 23.14B-Bo Barber, 24.999;

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 2. 11N-Ed Neumeister[2] ; 3. 09-Justin Adams[1] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 5. 21M-Adam Cruea[6] ; 6. 29-Rich Farmer[5] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 8. 14D-Luke Daughtery[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 2. 1-10-Jake Brown[2] ; 3. 10-Mitch Brown[3] ; 4. 2-Kyle Sauder[4] ; 5. 11A-Tim Allison[6] ; 6. 12-Luke Hall[7] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 8. 40-Jeff Wilson[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 18-Todd Heuerman[1] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie[2] ; 3. 28H-Hud Horton[3] ; 4. 66D-Chase Dunham[4] ; 5. 16B-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 7. 17-Jared Horstman[7] ; 8. 14B-Bo Barber[8]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps) 1. 29-Rich Farmer[1] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[6] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[4] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 6. 12-Luke Hall[2] ; 7. 14D-Luke Daughtery[7] ; 8. 40-Jeff Wilson[8] ; 9. 14B-Bo Barber[9]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[2] ; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham[12] ; 4. 23-Devon Dobie[3] ; 5. 1-10-Jake Brown[1] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[10] ; 7. 16B-Ricky Peterson[15] ; 8. 10-Mitch Brown[8] ; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron[18] ; 10. 9R-Dustin Rall[19] ; 11. 17-Jared Horstman[17] ; 12. 28H-Hud Horton[9] ; 13. 11N-Ed Neumeister[6] ; 14. 2-Kyle Sauder[11] ; 15. 11A-Tim Allison[14] ; 16. 3X-Brandon Riehl[20] ; 17. 21M-Adam Cruea[13] ; 18. 29-Rich Farmer[16] ; 19. 18-Todd Heuerman[4] ; 20. 09-Justin Adams[7]

Hard Charger: 66D-Chase Dunham +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.77I-John Ivy, 16.680; 2.1W-Paul Weaver, 16.695; 3.97-Kyle Peters, 16.836; 4.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 16.891; 5.26-Jamie Miller, 16.942; 6.8-Bobby Clark, 16.985; 7.7-Shawn Valenti, 17.009; 8.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 17.113; 9.4*-Tyler Street, 17.150; 10.12-Kyle Capodice, 17.290; 11.11G-Luke Griffith, 17.330; 12.7M-Brandon Moore, 17.355; 13.1H-Zeth Sabo, 17.360; 14.3V-Chris Verda, 17.455; 15.X-Mike Keegan, 17.541; 16.47-Matt Lucius, 17.841; 17.75-Jerry Dahms, 17.844; 18.28-Tad Peck, 17.991; 19.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 18.231;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 4. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[3] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[5] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[5] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 6. 28-Tad Peck[6]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 6. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[10] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 8. 97-Kyle Peters[12] ; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 10. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 11. 1H-Zeth Sabo[13] ; 12. 3V-Chris Verda[14] ; 13. 11G-Luke Griffith[11] ; 14. X-Mike Keegan[15] ; 15. X15-Kasey Ziebold[19] ; 16. 75-Jerry Dahms[17] ; 17. 28-Tad Peck[18] ; 18. 47-Matt Lucius[16] ; 19. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[1]

Hard Charger: 5Jr - Jimmy McGrath +4

 

 

Sweet and Lambertz Earn AGCO Jackson Nationals Titles During Exciting Night at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 29, 2019) - Brad Sweet climbed atop his winged sprint car and offered a shout, a beaming smile and a slight flex after conquering the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals on Saturday evening at Jackson Motorplex.

The prize for winning the crown jewel World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event hosted by Jackson Motorplex was a whopping $41,000. John Lambertz led all 20 laps to claim the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids event title.

Sweet has been on a recent tear, winning four of the last five World of Outlaws races - including two of the three features during this year's AGCO Jackson Nationals. He has now earned four victories in the last five races and his seven wins leads the series this season. The triumph on Saturday also gives Sweet two AGCO Jackson Nationals titles in the last three years.

"$41,000, that's awesome," Sweet exclaimed in Victory Lane. "These big money races are hard to win. We've had a good little run here. It's been a lot of fun. We're going to have some beer tonight and celebrate this one. This is what it's all about is winning these races."

Sweet was the polesitter for the 35-lap main event after winning the dash. However, Daryn Pittman rocketed to the top spot on the opening lap. Pittman led the first 10 laps before the first of two cautions brought the field back together for a restart. Pittman chose the outside lane for the double-file restart and Sweet made the bottom work, powering into the top spot by the time he reached turn one.

Sweet led the remainder of the race, but defending event champion Donny Schatz stayed within one second for the final two thirds of the feature after taking over second on Lap 12. The duo was nearly nose to tail for most of the race through traffic before a caution on Lap 30 gave Sweet open track for the final laps.

"We were there doing everything we could," Schatz said. "That last yellow with five to go really killed us. We wanted to win, but some days you're going to run second and some days you're worse than that."

Pittman placed third with David Gravel fourth and James McFadden fifth.

Schatz, Madsen, Jacob Allen and Brian Brown each won a heat race. Tim Shaffer earned the Last Chance Showdown win. Shaffer was also the Hard Charger Award winner after maneuvering from 21st to 10 th in the main event.

The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids A Main was just as exciting as Lambertz held off defending AGCO Jackson Nationals champion Kaleb Johnson for the triumph in a non-stop 20-lap main event.

Lambertz was glued to the bottom groove throughout the race with Johnson bouncing from the bottom to the top lane throughout traffic. Johnson momentarily took the lead on the top side in turn two with eight laps remaining, but Lambertz reclaimed the lead in turns three and four. His margin of victory was .413 of a second.

"I got a lucky draw," he said after garnering the pole position. "The engine is still not running right. Hopefully we'll get it figured out one of these days."

Ballenger placed third with Jake Martens fourth as the top four drivers were separated by only 1.078 seconds. Ryan Voss rounded out the top five.

Jared Jansen and Brandon Bosma each won a heat race.

Jackson Motorplex will take next weekend off before resuming action on July 12 for New Fashion Pork Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (June 29, 2019) -

WORLD OF OUTLAWS NOS ENERGY DRINK SPRINT CAR SERIES

NOS Energy A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet (1); 2. 15-Donny Schatz (4); 3. 83-Daryn Pittman (2); 4. 41-David Gravel (3); 5. 9-James McFadden (9); 6. 21-Brian Brown (6); 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart (17); 8. 18-Ian Madsen (8); 9. 2-Carson Macedo (5); 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer (21); 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (19); 12. 55-Brooke Tatnell (12); 13. 5-Shane Stewart (16); 14. 19-Brent Marks (24); 15. 2M-Kerry Madsen (23); 16. 3-Jac Haudenschild (11); 17. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi (18); 18. 4-Terry McCarl (10); 19. 7S-Jason Sides (13); 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser (14); 21. 09-Matt Juhl (20); 22. (DNF) 7-Justin Henderson (15); 23. (DNF) 1A-Jacob Allen (7); 24. (DNF) 2KS-Austin McCarl (22); (DQ) 83R-Lynton Jeffrey (25).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer (1); 2. 2KS-Austin McCarl (4); 3. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey (2); 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen (5); 5. 19-Brent Marks (8); 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson (9); 7. 44S-Trey Starks (3); 8. 33M-Mason Daniel (12); 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier (6); 10. 35-Skylar Prochaska (10); 11. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (14); 12. 16-Travis Whitney (15); 13. 19P-Paige Polyak (7); 14. 7W-R.J. Johnson (16); 15. 05-Colin Smith (19); 16. (DNF) 8-Jack Croaker (17); 17. (DNF) 5J-Jamie Ball (11); 18. (DNF) 3P-Sawyer Phillips (18); 19. (DNF) 1AJ-Trevor Mell (20); 20. (DNF) 44-Chris Martin (13).

Dirtvision Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet (1); 2. 83-Daryn Pittman (2); 3. 41-David Gravel (3); 4. 15-Donny Schatz (5); 5. 2-Carson Macedo (4); 6. 21-Brian Brown (8); 7. 1A-Jacob Allen (7); 8. 18-Ian Madsen (6).

Drydene Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz (1); 2. 9-James McFadden (4); 3. 7S-Jason Sides (5); 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart (2); 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer (3); 6. 13-Mark Dobmeier (6); 7. 44-Chris Martin (8); 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson (7); 9. 1AJ-Trevor Mell (10); 10. (DNF) 8-Jack Croaker (9).

Drydene Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 2. 4-Terry McCarl (2); 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser (4); 4. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi (3); 5. 44S-Trey Starks (5); 6. 19P-Paige Polyak (6); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 8. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (9); 9. (DNF) 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (8).

Drydene Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1A-Jacob Allen (1); 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild (4); 3. 7-Justin Henderson (2); 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (3); 5. 19-Brent Marks (6); 6. 2KS-Austin McCarl (5); 7. 16-Travis Whitney (8); 8. 5J-Jamie Ball (7); 9. 05-Colin Smith (9).

Drydene Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown (3); 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell (6); 3. 5-Shane Stewart (1); 4. 09-Matt Juhl (2); 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen (5); 6. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey (4); 7. 33M-Mason Daniel (7); 8. 7W-R.J. Johnson (8).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 12L-John Lambertz (1); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (6); 3. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (2); 4. 48-Jake Martens (4); 5. 1S-Ryan Voss (8); 6. 23-Brandon Bosma (10); 7. 05-Colin Smith (12); 8. 05X-Brandon Allen (9); 9. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (15); 10. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (3); 11. 56-Bill Johnson (5); 12. 10-Trevor Serbus (11); 13. 20-Brant O'Banion (13); 14. 45-Monty Ferriera (14); 15. 4S-Michael Stien (19); 16. 7-Johnny Sullivan (16); 17. 7JL-Jared Jansen (7); 18. 8-Micah Slendy (20); 19. 83-Sam Henderson (18); 20. 77-Taylor Ryan (21); 21. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (22); 22. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (23); 23. (DNF) 11A-Bruce Anderson (17).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7JL-Jared Jansen (1); 2. 05X-Brandon Allen (2); 3. 10-Trevor Serbus (5); 4. 20-Brant O'Banion (8); 5. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (4); 6. 11A-Bruce Anderson (6); 7. 4S-Michael Stien (3); 8. 77-Taylor Ryan (9); 9. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (7).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Brandon Bosma (2); 2. 1S-Ryan Voss (1); 3. 05-Colin Smith (4); 4. 45-Monty Ferriera (3); 5. 7-Johnny Sullivan (7); 6. 83-Sam Henderson (5); 7. 8-Micah Slendy (8); 8. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (6).

UP NEXT -

July 12 for New Fashion Pork Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

NICHOLSON NABS WAR WIN AT SPOON RIVER FROM 11TH

CANTON, ILL. (June 29, 2019) - Advancing from the 11th spot, inside of row six, Anthony Nicholson of Bartlett, Tenn. methodically marched his way through the field and into contention for the lead by halfway of Saturday's 25-lap main event at Spoon River Speedway. Sneaking by Mario Clouser and Kory Schudy, Nicholson assumed the lead on lap 13 and held on for his second-career victory with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League.

With a fleet of 27 entries on hand, another slate of four heats, a semi and a feature awaited the WAR Sprints at Spoon River. Mitchell Davis (Hinchman Racewear Heat 1), Kory Schudy (Bell Racing Heat 2), Riley Kreisel (Schure Built Suspension Heat 3), and Mario Clouser (Wilwood Heat 4) topped heat race action, while Mitch Wissmiller won the Hoosier Tire B-Main.

A four-car inversion pulled by LRB, Inc. High Point Man, Mitchell Davis, would line the feature field up with Mario Clouser of Auburn, Ill. and Joe B. Miller of Millersville, Mo. on the front row.

Clouser claimed the initial lead aboard his Yokahoma Tires No. 6, but his control was short-lived, as Kory Schudy of Springfield, Mo. made a wild four-wide move down the backstretch and slid underneath Clouser to take the lead on the second circuit. Schudy started to run away in command until a caution on lap 12 bunched the field up and changed the entire narrative.

On the ensuing restart, Clouser took a peep to the inside of Schudy into turn one, but slight contact created a bobble and Nicholson, who started 11th, took advantage by slipping into second. He didn't stop there, however, as coming out of turn four Nicholson snuck inside of Schudy and drove by him down the frontstretch to assume the lead on lap 13.

Checking out as the laps wound down, Nicholson's lead only grew until a lap 23 caution set up a nail-biting green-white-checkered restart to decide it all. Determined to break through for his first Spoon River triumph, Clouser showed his nose and dove into turn one looking to squeeze by Nicholson for the lead. However, as Clouser caught Nicholson's left rear the No. 6 went spinning, he saved it with a quick 360 recovery, but faltered to the tail of the field in heartbreaking fashion.

Keeping the DHR Suspension, Razor Edge Graphics, Maxim Chassis No. 16 under control, Anthony Nicholson of Bartlett, Tenn. remained calm, cool and collected as he survived the final restart to pick up the Saturday night victory at Spoon River Speedway. Scoring his second-career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League win, Nicholson made this one extra special with a marvelous 11th-to-1st charge.

Joe B. Miller of Millersville, Mo. brought the McGarry Motorsports No. 31B home with a second-place finish, while Riley Kreisel snuck his way on the podium with a sudden sixth-to-third burst on the final restart for the reigning WAR Sprints champion. Current points leader Kory Schudy finished in fourth-place and Logan Faucon of Elkhart, Ill. rounded out the top five.

Closing out the top ten at Spoon River was Wesley Smith in sixth, Korey Weyant in seventh, Don Droud Jr. in eighth, Jack Wagner in ninth and Trey Gropp in tenth.

Next weekend, the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League convenes upon the hollowed grounds of Iowa's Knoxville Raceway to take part in the inaugural $20,000/Win, $2,000/Start Corn Belt Nationals. Stay glued to WAR and Knoxville social media all week long for the latest news as the anticipation continues to build for this newly-formed crown jewel event set for Friday and Saturday, July 5-6.

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

Hinchman Racewear Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (6); 2. 4-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO (1); 3. 54-Trey Gropp, Lincoln, NE (3); 4. 1M-Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (5); 5. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (4); 6. 77K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (2); 7. 7-Bobby Logan, Rantoul, IL (7).

Bell Racing HQ Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 28-Kory Schudy, Springfield, MO (5); 2. 12-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (1); 3. 52F-Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (4); 4. N2-Nic Harris, Atlanta, IL (7); 5. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (6); 6. 51-Brent Burrows, Lewistown, IL (2); 7. 2-Jason Billups, Holt, MO (3).

Schure Built Suspension Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (1); 2. 31B-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (5); 3. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (3); 4. 6B-Andy Baugh, Mason City, IL (6); 5. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (2); 6. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (4); 7. 71S-Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove, WI (7).

Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat Four (8 Laps):
1. 6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (2); 2. 77-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (1); 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (4); 4. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (5); 5. 2A-Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL (3); 6. 7S-Craig Campton, Pardeeville, WI (6);

Hoosier Tire B-Main (12 Laps / 4 Transfer):
1. 29-Mitch Wissmiller (6); 2. 2A-Austin Archdale (3); 3. 20-Steve Thomas (1); 4. 7S-Craig Campton (5); 5. 77K-Katlynn Leer (7); 6. 51-Brent Burrows (8); 7. 95-Tommy Rockwell (2); 8. 2-Jason Billups (10); 9. 73-Samuel Wagner (4); 10. 7-Bobby Logan (11); 11. 71S-Doug Schenck (DNS).

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League Main Event (25 Laps):
1. 16-Anthony Nicholson (11); 2. 31B-Joe B. Miller (2); 3. 90-Riley Kreisel (5); 4. 28-Kory Schudy (3); 5. 52F-Logan Faucon (8); 6. 12-Wesley Smith (6); 7. 99-Korey Weyant (12); 8. 1M-Don Droud Jr. (15); 9. 77-Jack Wagner (9); 10. 54-Trey Gropp (13); 11. 6-Mario Clouser (1); 12. 2A-Austin Archdale (16); 13. 77K-Katlynn Leer (20); 14. 22S-Slater Helt (14); 15. 6B-Andy Baugh (10); 16. 4-Braydon Cromwell (7); 17. 7C-Craig Campton (18); 18. 20-Steve Thomas (19); 19. 56-Mitchell Davis (4); 20. 29-Mitch Wissmiller (17), 21. N2-Nic Harris (DNS).
Lap Leader(s): Clouser 1, Schudy 2-12, Nicholson 13-25.
Hard Charger(s): Nicholson +10.

 

 

Rick Scheffler keeps it all in the family with
Russ Scheffler Tribute Race victory

Thiel, Cullen, Pierce claim PDTR A-main triumphs

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 28, 2019 – For a driver that has raced sparingly in recent years, Rick Scheffler of Waukesha was certainly on top of his game in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Late Model competition at the Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. as he powered his way to a fitting victory in the 30-lap Russ Scheffler Tribute race, a special event honoring his late brother’s memory on Friday, June 28.

With a stellar field of 28 of the region’s top Late Model competitors signed in, Rick Scheffler topped them all to bag the big $2,574 first-place check and gigantic trophy in the second edition of the Russ Scheffler Tribute Race presented by Allied Resource Recovery, which was organized by Late Model supporters Chad Marquardt and Greg Wester, along with promotional assistant Nicole Rehberg Carlson, who worked tirelessly to raise funds to support a huge boost in the Gasroots Project Late Model purse throughout the field.

Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan claimed his first PDTR Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car A-main victory of the season at Plymouth and second overall win of the 2019 season in Randy Sippel’s 39s car. Josh Pierce of Random Lake pulled off a last-lap pass to claim his first career Klips & Tips Grand National A-main victory at Plymouth, while Chilton’s Jesse Cullen earned his second Cellcom B Mod A-main triumph of the 2019 season in PDTR competition.

In the 30-lap Russ Scheffler Tribute Late Model headliner, polesitter Troy Springborn of Shawano bolted into the lead with Rick Scheffler, who started on the outside of the front row, in tow in second. On the beginning of lap 2, a seven-car incident in turn two involving Green Bay’s Joe Reuter, Nick Anvelink, Ron Stroika, Justin Reed, Turk Letizia, Brett Swedberg and Tom Naeyaert brought out the first and only caution of the event.

The incident knocked Anvelink, Naeyaert, Stroika and Swedberg out of the event. On the restart, Springborn again charged out to a solid advantage over 2010 PDTR Late Model champion Rick Scheffler on the smooth and multi-groove racing surface. As Springborn was showing the way at the front of the field, eighth starter Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha used the outside groove to power his way into fifth place on lap 4.

One lap later, Taylor Scheffler, who is Russ Scheffler’s nephew and Rick Sheffler’s son, worked past 2016 PDTR Late Model champ Tim Buhler of Greenbush, who started fifth, to seize fourth.

On lap 6, Rick Scheffler had closed the gap on Springborn and began applying heavy pressure for the top spot along the inside groove. After three laps of dueling side by side with Springborn, Rick Scheffler ducked low to power his way into the lead in turn two on lap 8.

Once in front, Rick Scheffler proceeded to pull away from Springborn along the inside line of the track. Meanwhile, Taylor Scheffler continued to put on a show on the cushion as he worked his way around Joel Bennett, who started third, to take over third place on lap 9.

Over the final 20 laps of the event, Rick Scheffler was locked in to the low groove and maintained a solid full straightaway cushion over Springborn and the fast-closing Taylor Scheffler on the way to his 14th career PDTR A-main victory and his first career victory in the Russ Scheffler Tribute Race.

Springborn finished second, Taylor Scheffler placed third, Bennett wound up fourth and Buhler rounded out the top five.

“This was a great race to win, that’s for sure,” Rick Scheffler said after the race. “There are a great group of people that worked really hard to put this race together. They raised a lot of extra money for all the Late Model drivers to race for tonight. I’m sure my brother would have appreciated it.”

Outside front row starter Tyler Brabant of Waupun outpowered polesitter Anthony Knierim of Franksville to grab the lead of the 25-lap 360 Sprint Car A-main in turn three of the opening lap. On lap two, sixth starter Scotty Thiel bolted into third place with a power move along the high groove of the track. Four laps later, Thiel worked his way past Knierim to seize second place.

On lap 10, Glenbeulah’s Jim Melis, who started fifth, maneuvered past both Knierim and third starter Brandon Berth of Cascade to secure third. Meanwhile, Thiel had cut the gap substantially on Brabant for the top spot as the leaders approached slower traffic on lap 11.

The first caution flag of the race flew seconds later when Waldo’s Chris Clayton spun in turn three. Another caution was displayed on the ensuing restart when Josh Teunissen of Waldo, Chris Clayton, 2008 PDTR champion Lance Fassbender of Burentt and Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum got together entering turn one. All four drivers were able to continue the race at the rear of the field.

When the race resumed, Thiel went to work to wrestle the lead away from Brabant along the high grove exiting turn four on lap 13. Utilizing the low line, Brabant battled back three laps later to give Thiel a real run for his money over the closing nine circuits.

As the leaders worked their way through slower traffic over the final five circuits, Brabant pulled event with the high-riding Thiel on a couple of occasions exiting turn four. However, Thiel proved to be too strong as he held on to secure his second career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and his 12th career Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main triumph.

Brabant finished a career-best second in PDTR 360 Sprint Car competition, Melis finished third, defending PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Justin Miller of Plymouth charged from the ninth starting spot to place fourth and 2010 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee finished fifth after starting eighth.

“Hats off to the track crew for getting the track ready tonight with all the rain we had,” Thiel said. “It was really a great racetrack tonight. I can’t thank Randy Sippel enough for giving me a great car to run. This is the second time I’ve won in this car now this year and it feels really good to get another win. I have to hand it to Tyler Brabant for putting up a good fight there at the end. He ran the bottom very well and I got little nervous a few times when he pulled even with me for the lead in the closing laps.”

In the 25-lap Grand National A main, polesitter Steven Weber of Plymouth dueled side by side with outside front row starter Donny Kulow of Elkhart Lake throughout the opening lap before finally taking the lead in turn four on lap two.

As Weber held the top spot, fourth starter Josh Pierce of Random Lake used the outside groove to challenge Donny Kulow for second starting on lap 6. Two laps later, Pierce surged into second along the outside groove and quickly set his sights on the lead. On lap 9, Pierce charged in along the high line to pressure Weber, who was clinging to the low grove of the third-mile clay oval.

The two drivers waged a heated duel for the remaining 16 laps while eighth starter Will Sorce of Franklin moved in to challenge take over third on lap 20. On lap 21, Pierce, who was the 2012 PDTR Outlaw Compact division champion, switched lanes, moving from the high to the low grove to mount one finish push for the lead.

After attempting to duck low to gain the top spot on three consecutive laps, Pierce eventually made it work on the final lap as he found an opening exiting turn two on the final circuit and charged underneath Weber for good entering turn three. Pierce then held on to secure his first career PDTR Grand National A-main triumph with a thrilling last-lap pass.

Sorce finished second, Weber placed third, Kulow wound up fourth and third starter Jason Juech of Plymouth rounded out the top five.

“We’ve been trying to get a win at Plymouth for seven years in the Grand National division and it finally happened tonight,” Pierce said. “We’ve come close a lot lately, and it feels great to get the job done with a last-lap pass and a clean sweep too.”

Polesitter Brian Wieland of Elkhart Lake grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap B Mod A main with outside front row starter Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls falling into second. The first of three caution flags appeared on lap 2 when Rick Kretschmann spun in turn two.

Another yellow flag was displayed on lap 3 when Rory Welch and Phil Campanella collided in turn three. On the restart, Wieland again led while third starter Travis Schmidt of Waldo and Glander dueled side by side for second on lap 4 while Schmidt surging into second on lap 5.

As Wieland continued to lead, sixth starter Jesse Cullen was making noise as he used the high groove to move into third place on lap 8. The final caution slowed the field on lap 16 when Justin Bauer stopped on the backstretch.

One lap later, Cullen bolted around Wieland to secure the top spot on lap 17. Fourth starter Barry Maas of Cascade also rode the high groove past Wieland into second on lap 18 and attempted to reel in Cullen over the final seven laps.

However, Cullen proved to be too formidable as he maintained the top spot over the final seven circuits en route to his second career PDTR B Mod A-main triumph. Maas placed second, Wieland wound up third, Schmidt placed fourth and 17th starter Tim Warner of Fond du Lac charged all the way up to post a fifth-place finish.

Brett Swedberg of Shawano won the Late Model B main and Kyle Raddant of Shawano captured the Late Model non-qualifiers dash. Travis Arenz of Sheboygan captured the first 360 Sprint Car B main and Kewaskum’s Shane Wenninger was victorious in the second 360 Sprint Car B main.

The special second edition of the Rus Scheffler Tribute Race drew a PDTR season-high total of 104 cars, including 28 Late Models, 40 360 Sprint Cars, 22 B Mods and 14 Grand Nationals.

The Friday night event was a non-points program for the Late Models, B Mods and Grand Nations with full PDTR points distributed in the 360 Sprint Car division.

Next Saturday, July 6 there will be no PDTR racing in conjunction with the Fourth of July weekend.

PDTR Saturday night racing will resume on Saturday, July 13 and include a special Remembering Randy Tracy tribute in honor of the former Winged Super Modified racer, who recently passed away. Additional money will be awarded in the 360 Sprint Car division on July 13. Hot laps will begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to start at 6 p.m.

GASROOTS PROJECT LATE MODEL
HEAT 1
1, Joel Bennett 2, Jesse Glenz 3, Chris Engels 4, Joe Bongiorno 5, Kevin Baldry 6, Eric Michaels 7, Justin Reed.
HEAT 2
1, Justin Schmidt 2, Rick Scheffler 3, Taylor Scheffler 4, Turk Letizia 5, Jim Schmidt 6, Kyle Raddant 7, Jim Juneau.
HEAT 3
1, Tim Buhler 2, Brad Mueller 3, Nick Anvelink 4, Brett Swedberg 5, Tom Naeyaert 6, Mark Rose 7, Zack Kessler.
HEAT 4
1, Troy Springborn 2, Joe Reuter 3, Justin Ritchie 4, Ron Stroika 5, Charlie Schmidt 6, Chad Vetting 7, Bily Rezutek.
B MAIN
1, Brett Swedberg 2, Tom Naeyaert 3, Mark Rose, 4, Justin Reed 5, Kyle Raddant 6, Jim Schmidt 7, Chad Vetting 8, Charlie Schmidt 9, Billy Rezutek 10, Zack Kessler 11, Eric Michaels (DNS) 12, Jim Juneau (DNS).
A MAIN
1, Rick Scheffler 2, Troy Springborn 3, Taylor Scheffler 4, Joel Bennett, 5, Tim Buhler 6, Brad Mueller 7, Jesse Glenz 8, Justin Schmidt 9, Justin Reed 10, Chris Engels 11, Joe Bongiorno 12, Turk Letizia 13, Kevin Baldry 14, Justin Ritchie 15, Mark Rose 16, Joe Reuter 17, Nick Anvelink 18, Ron Stroika 19, Brett Swedberg 20, Tom Naeyaert.

RICHARD’S OF DUNBAR 360 SPRINT CAR
Date of Race: June 28, 2019
HEAT 1
1, Scotty Thiel 2, Josh Teunissen 3, Al Schlafer 4, Shane Wenninger 5, Tim Haddy 6, Blake Wondra 7, Preston Ruh 8, Nick Daywalt.
HEAT 2
1, Jim Melis 2, Brandon Berth 3, Kurt Davis 4, Ben Schmidt 5, Adam Miller 6, Chris Larson 7, Chris Flick 8, Tyler Tischendorf (DNS).
HEAT 3
1, Chris Clayton 2, Tyler Brabant 3, Kevin Karnitz 4, Brandon McMullen 5, Josh Walter 6, Mike Yurmanovich 7, Will Gerrits 8, Nich Melis.
HEAT 4
1, Anthony Knierim 2, Doug Wondra 3, Paul Pokorski 4, Robbie Pribnow 5, Danny Schlafer 6, Tony Wondra 7, Tyler Davis 8. Mike Decker.
HEAT 5
1, Scott Conger 2, Jack Vanderboom 3, Justin Miller 4, Lance Fassbender 5, Travis Arenz 6, Justin Erickson 7, Bill Taylor 8, Ken Schmick (DNS).
B MAIN 1
1, Travis Arenz 2, Kevin Karnitz 3, Lance Fassbender 4, Nich Melis 5, Josh Walter 6, Chris Flick 7, Nick Daywalt 8, Tyler Tischendorf 9, Tyler Davis 10, Chris Larson 11, Preston Ruh 12, Tony Wondra.
B MAIN 2
1, Tim Haddy 2, Tim Haddy 3, Danny Schlafer 4, Adam Miller 5, Robbie Pribnow 6, Justin Erickson 7, Will Gerrits 8, Mike Decker 9, Bill Taylor 10, Mike Yurmanovich 11, Blake Wondra 12, Ken Schmick (DNS).
A MAIN
1, Scotty Thiel 2, Tyler Brabant 3, Jim Melis 4, Justin Miller 5, Kurt Davis 6, Brandon McMullen 7, Ben Schmidt 8, Anthony Knierim 9, Brandon Berth 10, Travis Arenz 11, Tim Haddy 12, Kevin Karnitz 13, Paul Pokorski 14, Scott Conger 15, Chris Clayton 16, Lance Fassbender 17, Jack Vanderboom 18, Josh Teunissen 19, Danny Schlafer 20, Al Schlafer 21, Shane Wenninger 22, Doug Wondra.

 

 

Cottle Steals Sprint Victory from Meseraull;

In ‘Summer Thunder’ Program at Gas City

GAS CITY, Ind., June 29 — Thomas Meseraull will have to wait for another chance to post his fifth 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature victory of the 2019 season at Gas City I-69 Speedway, as Shane Cottle of Kansas, Ill. used a last-lap shoot-out to defeat the Waveland, Ind.-based driver by just 0.008 of a second Friday night.

Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind. recorded his fourth 20-lap UMP modified feature victory at the quarter-mile clay oval during the “Summer Thunder” show. The 15-lap hornet feature was a Headley family romp, with James Headley of Marion, Ind. defeating his 15-year-old son, James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind. Tim Wilber of Coldwater, Mich. nabbed his first 15-lap Gas City street stock feature victory, and Mike Landis of Logansport, Ind. was the winner of the 15-lap A-class winged micro-sprint feature.

Meseraull started second in the 20-car sprint feature and charged to the outside around polesitter Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio in Turn 4 to take the lead on the second lap. Cottle, who started eighth in Jamie and Michelle Paul’s DRC with a Foxco-prepped engine, took second from Miller on lap five after a restart when Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind. was turned the wrong way between Turns 3 and 4 with four laps down. Defending track champion Clinton Boyles of Brownsburg, Ind. got around Miller on the next lap, and Meseraull, Cottle, Boyles and Miller ran in that order until the pace slowed again with 14 laps down when Dallas Hewitt of Troy, Ohio spun on the frontstretch.

Boyles and Cottle battled fiercely for second following that restart. Boyles got around Cottle on lap 20 before Cottle passed him back two laps later. Ketcham spun low in Turn 2 with 24 laps down to bring out another yellow and set up a one-lap shoot-out to the checkered flag. Cottle made the winning move by dipping under Meseraull in Turn 3 on the final lap, and they crossed the finish line only inches apart. Boyles finished third, while Jarett Andretti of Indianapolis fought hard throughout the race and finished fourth. Miller hung on for fifth.

The winning car is garaged in Eaton, Ohio and is sponsored by a donkey farm, High ASSpirations Farms of Eaton; Rumpke of Cincinnati, Ohio and Hawkins Speed Shop of Richmond, Ind.

Tony Main of Farmland, Ind. flipped in Turn 1 working lap one of the sprint B main but got out of his car under his own power.

Losh started third in the modified feature, wrestled the lead away from polesitter Jimmie Haager on lap four, was lapping cars by lap eight, and had a straightaway lead when he took the checkered on lap 20. While he made it look easy, there was a heated four-car battle for second for most of the race. Scott Orr of Columbia City, Ind. passed Haager on the white-flag lap to nail down the runner-up honors, and Aaron Orr got around Haager on the last lap for third. Haager finished fourth followed by the defending track champion, Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind.

James Headley Jr. started on the pole of the 15-lap hornet feature with his father right behind him in third place. The senior Headley vaulted into second on the first lap by passing another car he built driven by Kolton Sollars of LaFontaine, Ind. Headley Jr. tried to use the outside line to keep his dad at bay, and his father gave him a few love taps in the rear before he dipped under him on the backstretch for the lead working lap eight. Headley went on to post his second hornet feature victory of the year with his son second, Sollars third, Ryan Piker fourth and Alyssa Clark fifth. The Headleys’ cars are sponsored by Dudding’s Heating and Cooling, Garriott Electric, Edwards Automotive and TJR Trucking.

Andy Bishop of Gas City started second in the 15-lap street stock feature and led the first 13 laps before Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind. stopped between Turns 3 and 4 to bring out a caution. Bishop went to the pits with mechanical difficulties under that yellow, giving the lead to polesitter Joey Spiewak of Merrillville, Ind., second to Wilber and third to Chris Tippit of DeMotte, Ind. The latter peeled off to the pits under the same yellow, however, giving third to Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind.

Wilber passed Spiewak on the restart working lap 14 and went on to win with his No. 0 sponsored by Nichols Accounting and Fast Lane Auto Sales. Spiewak, Fincher, Michigan’s Matt Carlisle and Cale Ramey of Muncie, Ind. rounded out the top five.

Landis led all 15 laps of the micro-sprint feature. Dain Naida of Adrian, Mich. hounded him for the first 10 laps but then got out of shape in Turn 2 to give Landis some breathing room. Naida finished second followed by Dawson Phillips, Jon Robbins of San Pierre, Ind., and Corbin Gurley.

The “Battle of the Sexes” spectator races went to the boys, as Chris Hall of Marion, Ind. defeated Brittany Edwards, also of Marion. Apparently traction was more important than weight, as both drove trucks. Hall earned $100, a season pass to the track, and a trophy.

For the Fourth of July weekend Gas City will switch to a Saturday night format instead of Friday with its “Star-Spangled Spectacular” on July 6. Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, street stocks, hornets, tough trucks and MMSA mini-sprints are on the card, as is a big fireworks show.

The track will be back in action on Friday nights for its July 12 “Christmas in July” show prior to its Thursday night, July 18 date that is part of USAC Sprint Week.

Fans can see the 2019 schedule and get additional information on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The speedway is located west of exit 259 off Interstate 69 in Gas City.

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Garrett Abrams, 13.015; 2. Cole Ketcham, 13.275; 3. J.J. Hughes, 13.367; 4. Paul Dues, 13.417; 5. Dave Darland, 13.516; 6. Brayden Clark, 13.558; 7. Cody White, 13.748; 8. Tony Main, 14.478; 9. Cooper Clouse, 14.942.

Non-Wing Sprint Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Thomas Meseraull, 12.625; 2. Shane Cottle,12.886; 3. Tyler Hewitt, 13.015; 4. Scott Hampton, 13.071; 5. Dallas Hewitt, 13.192; 6. Brian Karraker, 13.203; 7. Lee Underwood, 13.221; 8. Travis Hery, 13.346; 9. Anthony D’Alessio, 13.559.

Non-Wing Sprint Group 3 Qualifying: 1. Jarett Andretti, 12.620; 2. Tim Creech, 12.626; 3. Clinton Boyles, 12.930; 4. Mike Miller, 13.029; 5. Evan Mosley, 13.269; 6. Connor Leffler, 13.289; 7. Adam Byrkett, 13.317; 8. Sterling Cling, 13.459; 9. Adam Wilfong, 13.601.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Garrett Abrams, 2. Dave Darland, 3. J.J. Hughes, 4. Cole Ketcham, 5. Paul Dues, 6. Brayden Clark, 7. Tony Main, 8. Cody White, 9. Cooper Clouse.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Tyler Hewitt, 3. Shane Cottle, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Scott Hampton, 6. Travis Hery, 7. Lee Underwood, 8. Brian Karraker, 9. Anthony D’Alessio.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Mike Miller, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Jarett Andretti, 4. Tim Creech, 5. Sterling Cling, 6. Evan Mosley, 7. Adam Byrkett, 8. Adam Wilfong, 9. Connor Leffler (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint B Main (10 laps): 1. Travis Hery, 2. Evan Mosley, 3. Brayden Clark, 4. Brian Karraker, 5. Adam Byrkett, 6. Lee Underwood, 7. Cody White, 8. Anthony D’Alessio, 9. Cooper Clouse, 10. Connor Leffler, 11. Adam Wilfong, 12. Tony Main.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Clinton Boyles, 4. Jarett Andretti, 5. Mike Miller, 6. J.J. Hughes, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Travis Hery, 9. Tyler Hewitt, 10. Sterling Cling, 11. Garrett Abrams, 12. Scott Hampton, 13. Evan Mosley, 14. Paul Dues, 15. Brian Karraker, 16. Adam Byrkett, 17. Tim Creech, 18. Brayden Clark, 19. Cole Ketcham, 20. Dallas Hewitt.

UMP Modified Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Derek Losh, 13.705; 2. Scott Orr, 14.838; 3. Jimmie Haager, 14.886; 4. Garett Rons, 15.097; 5. Jessica Sroufe, 15.206; 6. Brandon McComas, 15.497; 7. Bub Roberts, 15.581.

UMP Modified Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Andy Bishop, 14.376; 2. Bill Griffith, 14.532; 3. Dillon Nusbaum, 14.613; 4. Aaron Orr, 14.984; 5. Jason Jones, 15.072; 6. Josh Betts, 15.141.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Garrett Rons, 3. Jimmie Haager, 4. Jessica Sroufe, 5. Scott Orr, 6. Bub Roberts, 7. Brandon McComas.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Aaron Orr, 2. Dillon Nusbaum, 3. Jason Jones, 4. Josh Betts, 5. Andy Bishop, 6. Bill Friggith.

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Scott Orr, 3. Aaron Orr, 4. Jimmie Haager, 5. Dillon Nusbaum, 6. Andy Bishop, 7. Jessica Sroufe, 8. Bub Roberts, 9. Josh Betts, 10. Garrett Rons, 11. Jason Jones, 12. Bill Griffith (DNS), 13. Brandon McComas (DNS).

Street Stock Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Joey Spiewak, 2. Chris Tippit, 3. Mike Fincher, 4. Matt Carlisle, 5. Larry Persinger.

Street Stock Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Tim Wilber, 3. Ron Flaugh, 4. Ervin Turner, 5. Cale Ramey.

Street Stock Feature (15 laps): 1. Tim Wilber, 2. Joey Spiewak, 3. Mike Fincher, 4. Matt Carlisle, 5. Cale Ramey, 6. Ron Flaugh, 7. Chris Tippit, 8. Andy Bishop, 9. Larry Persinger, 10. Ervin Turner.

Hornet Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. James Headley Jr., 2. Donnie Huddleston, 3. Randy Brommer, 4. Charlie Teegarden, 5. Robbie White, 6. Josh Gamblin*, 7. Austin Scott*.

Hornet Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Kolton Sollars, 2. Ryan Piker, 3. Alyssa Clark, 4. Stevie Clark, 5. Mike Paxson, 6. Jesse Arenas, 7. Jacob Beard.

Hornet Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Sam Landis, 3. Dustin Franks, 4. Brad Evans, 5. Joey Eastes, 6. Austin McCord, 7. Brian Isley*.

Hornet Feature (15 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. James Headley Jr., 3. Kolton Sollars, 4. Ryan Piker, 5. Alyssa Clark, 6. Brian Isley, 7. Randy Brommer, 8. Brad Evans, 9. Austin Scott, 10. Stevie Clark, 11. Donnie Huddleston, 12. Austin McCord, 13. Sam Landis, 14. Jesse Arenas, 15. Dustin Franks, 16. Robbie White, 17. Josh Gamblin, 18. Randy Brommer, 19. Mike Paxson (DNS), 20. Charlie Teegarden (DNS), 21. Joey Eastes (DNS).

A-Class Winged Micro-Sprint Heat (8 laps): 1. Mike Landis, 2. Dain Naida, 3. Dawson Phillips, 4. Jon Robbins, 5. Corbin Gurley.

A-Class Winged Micro Sprint Feature (15 laps): 1. Mike Landis, 2. Dain Naida, 3. Dawson Phillips, 4. Jon Robbins, 5. Corbin Gurley.

* Failed tire tech.

 

 

WEYANT WIRES TRI-CITY DEBUT FOR 14TH-CAREER WAR WIN

GRANITE CITY, ILL. (June 28, 2019) - After storming around the outside of Colten Cottle on the second circuit, Korey Weyant went the distance on Friday night at Tri-City Speedway to win the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League debut at the Granite City, Ill. 3/8th-mile. Fending off a hard charging Riley Kreisel in the closing laps, Weyant of Springfield, Ill. held on for his 14th-career triumph, extending his record as the winningest driver in WAR history.

Attracting a strong group of 32 racers for WAR's inaugural race at Tri-City Speedway, the evening got off to a slow start with a short rain delay, but the action quickly resumed with some hot and heavy heat races. Riley Kreisel (Hinchman Racewear Heat 1), Korey Weyant (Bell Racing Heat 2), Zach Daum (Schure Built Suspension Heat 3) and Jack Wagner (Wilwood Heat 4) topped preliminary action, while Mario Clouser won the Hoosier Tire B-Main.

Drawing a six-car inversion as the LRB, Inc. High Point Man after his eighth-to-first heat race bid, Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. was relegated to the third row of the main event while Korey Weyant and Colten Cottle of Kansas, Ill. brought the field to the green flag.

Cottle, a WAR winner at Champaign (Ill.) Fairgrounds last July, assumed the initial lead after outlasting a three-wide battle into turn one with Weyant and Anthony Nicholson. As Cottle crept around the bottom, Weyant wound up the outside and put his No. 99 against the cushion, driving around Cottle for the lead on the second lap.

While Weyant pulled away in command, attention turned to second as the battle for the runner-up spot was heating up between Cottle, Daum and Kreisel. Ripping around the top, Kreisel drove by both of his competitors and set his sights on Weyant at the halfway mark.

Throwing a line out and reeling Weyant in like a fish on the water, Kreisel quickly tracked down the No. 99 and was set to offer a thrilling fight for the lead. As Kreisel elected to tread the cushion all the way around, Weyant was keen to the bottom of turns three and four. However, with lap traffic looming and Kreisel hot on his heels, Weyant made the move to the top all the way around, a potential race-saving move.

The final restart fired off with ten laps to go and Weyant yanked Kreisel down the frontstretch to begin the short run with a strong advantage. The Warsaw, Mo. teenager threw it all out there in the closing laps as he put it against the fence and narrowed the gap between he and Weyant, but unfortunately it was not enough to make a move.

In the end, Korey Weyant of Springfield, Ill. held on to find victory lane in the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League debut at Tri-City Speedway with a commanding run. Marking his 14th-career triumph, Weyant extended his record as the winningest driver in the young eight-year history of the WAR Sprints.

The defending POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League champion, Riley Kreisel, brought the No. 90 home with a close second-place finish after closing in on Weyant. Rounding out the podium with an impressive tenth-to-third charge was Mitchell Davis of Auburn, Ill. aboard his No. 56.

Mario Clouser earned hard charger honors with a magnificent 17th-to-fourth haul and points leader, Kory Schudy, rounded out the top five with a 14th-to-fifth bid. Closing out the top ten at Tri-City was Wesley Smith in sixth, Anthony Nicholson in seventh, Mitch Wissmiller in eighth, Joe B. Miller in ninth and Don Droud Jr. in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League rolls on tomorrow Saturday, June 29 with a return trip to Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill. with a $2,000 to win, $200 to start feature. For those unable to attend, you can watch a live broadcast of the racing program at www.speedshifttv.com.

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

Hinchman Racewear Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (3); 2. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (1); 3. 29-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (5); 4. 11-James Lyerla, Hillsboro, IL (6); 5. 28-Kory Schudy, Springfield, MO (8); 6. 75-Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, AUS (7); 7. 7S-Craig Campton, Pardeeville, WI (4); 8. 2-Jason Billups, Holt, MO (2).

Bell Racing HQ Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1); 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (5); 3. 4X-Brad Greenup, Channahon, IL (4); 4. 12-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (3); 5. 54-Trey Gropp, Lincoln, NE (8); 6. 8D-Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL (7); 7. 44-Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL (6); 8. 90X-Patrick Budde, Bartelso, IL (2).

Schure Built Suspension Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (8); 2. 77K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (6); 3. 31M-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (5); 4. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (7); 5. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (1); 6. 70-Pete Palazzolo, St. Louis, MO (4); 7. 4-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO (3); 8. 71S-Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove, WI (2).

Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat Four (8 Laps):
1. 77-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (1); 2. 5C-Colten Cottle, Kansas, IL (4); 3. 52F-Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (2); 4. 1M-Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (5); 5. 6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (6); 6. 21X-Steve Stroud, St. Charles, MO (3); 7. 10S-Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL (8); 8. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (7);

Hoosier Tire B-Main (12 Laps):
1. 6-Mario Clouser (3); 2. 12-Wesley Smith (2); 3. 1M-Don Droud Jr. (1); 4. 8D-Justin Standridge (5); 5. 10S-Jeremy Standridge (7); 6. 70-Pete Palazzolo (8); 7. 44-Cory Bruns (10); 8. 7S-Craig Campton (11); 9. 20-Steve Thomas (6); 10. 90X-Patrick Budde (15); 11. 4-Braydon Cromwell (12); 12. 21X-Steve Stroud (9); 13. 73-Samuel Wagner (13); 14. 75-Glen Saville (4); 15. 71S-Doug Schenck (16); 16. 2-Jason Billups (14).

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League Main Event (25 Laps):
1. 99-Korey Weyant (1); 2. 90-Riley Kreisel (4); 3. 56-Mitchell Davis (10); 4. 6-Mario Clouser (17); 5. 28-Kory Schudy (14); 6. 12-Wesley Smith (18); 7. 16-Anthony Nicholson (3); 8. 29-Mitch Wissmiller (8); 9. 31M-Joe B. Miller (9); 10. 1M-Don Droud Jr. (19); 11. 5C-Colten Cottle (2); 12. 52F-Logan Faucon (16); 13. 77K-Katlynn Leer (5); 14. 77-Jack Wagner (7); 15. 54-Trey Gropp (15); 16. 5D-Zach Daum (6); 17. 8D-Justin Standridge (20); 18. 4X-Brad Greenup (12); 19. 11-James Lyerla (13); 20. 22S-Slater Helt (11).
Lap Leader(s): Cottle 1, Weyant 2-25.
Hard Charger(s): Clouser +14.

 

 

Chelsea Blevins Earns First Career Sprint Car Win

Chico, CA (June 28, 2019) …. It’s hard to put into words how spectacular of a win we all witnessed this Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Blevins shocked the sprint car community by leading all 30-laps and winning the winged 360 sprint car main event. Blevins win was the first by a female winged sprint car driver since Destiney Hays won a Civil War race during Gold Cup on September 5, 2001. Trying to find the words Blevins wrote on social media post-race, “I cried, I’m so grateful for my friends, family and god and thank you Kyle Standley for the ride for tonight! I’m truly blessed!”

Blevins wasn’t supposed to be here tonight because their regular car had motor issues. A late Thursday night Facebook message from Kyle Standley to Blevins racing changed their weekend. Standley offered them his sprint car for the night. Blevins mounted her seat in the car mid-morning at Standley’s shop. The familiar No. 1B top wing went on the car later that afternoon. Give Chelsea all the credit because she was ready to compete in an unfamiliar car. Less than 12 hours later, both Blevins and Standley racing were all smiles in victory lane.

Blevins won the first heat race which put her on the pole position of the 30-lap main event. Blevins led from the drop of the green flag. Kyle Offill tumbled off turn four on lap 11 to bring out a red flag. Under the red flag, it was discovered that there was a water leak on Blevins car. While the stress level was already high enough, Blevins decided to push on and continue to race. Throughout the race she survived challenges from Jake Wheeler, Willie Croft and J.J. Hickle. Through it all, Blevins showed the heart of a champion. She never looked rattled or nervous as she led the final few laps. As she crossed the checkered flag many of the fans stood up to give her a standing ovation. It was a surreal moment in time and a huge chapter in the history of winged sprint car racing at Silver Dollar Speedway. Hickle drove a great race to finish second. Brent Bjork drove one of the best races in his career at Chico and came from 11th to a third-place finish. Wheeler came across in fourth. Colby Copeland was a contender all night and finished fifth.

Willie Croft turned the fastest lap in qualifying. His lap time was a 12.184. Croft would go on to win the 8-lap dash. Wheeler won the second heat race. A total of 19 sprints attended tonights race.

The Street Stock main event saw three different leaders during the first six laps. Gary Newman led the first three laps before birthday boy, Brent Lawrence, took over the top spot. Fourth place starting Matt Micheli then dove to the inside of Lawrence and took the lead on lap six. Micheli would go on and win the main event. It was Micheli’s second win of the season in the Street Stock division. Lawrence came home second. Richard Workman took the third sport on lap 12 and went on to stay in that position at the finish line. Newman fell back to a fourth-place finish. Micheli won the eight-lap heat race. Workman picked up the trophy dash win.

Jeremy Phillips is making a habit of parking his car in victory lane at Chico. For the second time in a row, Phillips got the popular win. Scott Savell and Timothy Allerdings each led a bit during the opening lap. Allerdings secured the top spot until lap four when Phillips drove by. Matt Micheli made the final five laps interesting as he charged from his sixth place starting spot into second. Micheli just didn’t have enough speed to catch Phillips. Tyler Rodgers, who won the six-lap dash, finished third. Rodgers is always a guy who runs up front. Savell held on for a fourth-place finish. Damian Merritt returned to racing action for the first time all season and placed fifth.

 

 

Jim Huppunen, Paul Klager and Dave Bailey Win on Club 54 Sponsor Night at Ohsweken

. By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 28, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway brought the June portion of its 2019 Friday Night Excitement schedule to a close with a dramatic night of action that saw 122 cars sign-in for competition at the freshly-prepared 3/8-mile oval. When the noise had tapered, Jim Huppunen found his way to Mister Transmission Victory Lane with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Paul Klager scored his first career win in the Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Car division. For the Stock Cars, it was Dave Bailey taking the checkered flag for the third time this season with the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks while the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks Feature was rained out.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Jamie Turner and Holly Porter started on the front row for the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. Turner grabbed the early lead until third-starting Jim Huppunen, who was driving the Glenn Styres Racing No.0, drove to the point on lap three with an inside move in turns three and four.

The following lap, eighth-starting Mack DeMan moved into third and a lap later jumped into second past Turner. Huppunen’s lead was 1.5 seconds at that point, but saw it erased by a lap eight caution when Dan Nanticoke slowed in turn two. On the ensuing restart, DeMan had to deal with the lapped car of Shawn Sliter, but quickly dispatched of him and challenged for the lead while Dylan Westbrook and Scott Kreutter fought for third.

On lap 13, DeMan got past Huppunen off turn four but the two then raced side-by-side off turn two on the following lap. DeMan appeared to touch the outside wall on the backstretch as both drivers tried to race around a lapped car before wrecking hard into the outside wall on the front stretch and coasting into turn one. While the yellow flag was displayed, heavy rain began to fall and the race was called complete after 14 laps. Huppunen earned his first trip of the year to Mister Transmission Victory Lane, with Westbrook, Kreutter, Cory Turner and Derek Jonathan rounding out the top-five. Shane Ross, DeMan and Porter won qualifying heat races to start the night.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

Hannah Ferrell and Paul Klager paced the field to the green flag for the Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Car feature. A flurry of action started the race with cars staggered three-wide throughout the field before Eric Gledhill got the short end of the stick and spun in turn three. The ensuing restart was close again and led to a side-by-side battle for the lead between Ferrell and Klager. Ferrell led the opening lap, but Klager took over the point on the second lap.

Then on lap three, the red flag waved when Johnny Miller flipped in turn four after he and Dereck Lemyre made contact. Jacob Dykstra had nowhere to go and piled into the tumbling No.20. Miller was out of the car and okay, but the car sustained significant damage. Dykstra was able to continue without the nose wing.

One lap following the ensuing restart, a violent flip occurred on the front straightaway when Jesse McDonald, Shane Stickel, Josh Hill and Blaine Barrow tangled together. McDonald flipped end over end while Stickel rolled on to his side. Both drivers were able to get out of their car under their own power. Stickel, Hill and McDonald were all done for the night.

The following restart saw Klager continue to lead Porter, Jesse Costa, Liam Martin and Nick Sheridan in single-file fashion until Gledhill spun in turn two with a flat left-rear tire. When the race resumed, Klager established a 10 car-length lead as Costa slipped past Ferrell for second and Sheridan got past Martin for fourth.

By lap 14, Klager had worked his way into slower traffic, but with the field running mostly single-file, he was able to move efficiently past the slower cars to maintain his lead over Costa. Behind the leaders, Sheridan moved within three car-lengths of second until lap 18 when the slower car of Lofton Schuts saw the motor expire right in front of Costa, allowing Sheridan and Liam Martin to get by for second and third, respectively.

The hiccup for Costa allowed Klager to extend his lead and drive to his first career Crate Sprint Car win. Rounding out the top-five were Sheridan, Martin, Costa and Ferrell. Stickel, Martin, Lemyre and Costa won their qualifying heats to begin the nights while McDonald and Darren Dryden won the B-Mains.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Derek Liverance and Matt Nuell brought the 28-car field of Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks to the line for the green flag in the second home track qualifier race for the Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt series. Teeple was able to jump to the early lead from the fourth starting spot until a caution at lap two for debris. Under the yellow, Teeple was forced to pit with the hood on his No.11 unlatched and blocking his view. That gave the lead to Chris Dickie on the restart and saw Mark Bazuin line-up to his outside.

Dickie jumped out to a slight advantage as Bazuin battled Jim Lampman for second. Lampman took the spot on lap five and on lap seven drove to the inside of Dickie in turn three to challenge for the lead. Immediately behind them was B-Main winner and 19th-starting Dave Bailey who made quick work of the field. On lap nine, a three-wide battle for the lead had Lampman in the middle of Bailey and Dickie. Bailey eventually emerged with the lead on lap 10 while Lampman tucked into second and Dickie slipped to third.

The caution waved before lap 11 was complete when Donny Lampman came to a stop. On the restart, Bailey chose the outside lane with Jim Lampman to his inside. Bailey held the lead while cars raced three and four-wide behind the front row starters, with Ryan Dinning the biggest mover jumping forward to third. Over the next eight laps, Bailey hit cruise control with a sizeable 10 car-length advantage over Lampman while Logan Shwedyk and Ryan Beagle had moved into third and fourth. That lead was erased on lap 18 when Devin Habiuk spun in turn three and collected Liverance.

The green-white-checkered finish that followed the single-file restart proved no issue for Bailey who drove to his third win of the season. The victory was also his 24th career triumph at Ohsweken, moving him past AJ Lewis and Ryan Dinning for first on the track’s all-time Thunder Stock win list.

Shwedyk did make the most of the final restart and he jumped past Lampman to finish second. Beagle and Bazuin rounded out the top-five. Teeple, Shwedyk and Ken Sargent scored victories in the qualifying heats earlier in the night and Bailey claimed the B-Main victory as well.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Aidan Nigh and Mike Giberson were scheduled to be on the front row for the HRW Automotive Mini Stock 15-lap Feature. However, the race could not be run due to rain at the end of the night. The race will be made-up to start the night on Friday, July 5.

Nigh, Paul Longboat, Kevin Thorne and Ryan Hillar drove to heat race victories, but Longboat was light at the scales and was disqualified. Longboat came back to claim the checkered flag in the B-Main but was light once again.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, July 5 for Frankie Turkey Memorial night presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH. All four of Ohsweken’s weekly divisions will be in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Pit gates open at 5:30pm and spectator gates open at 6:00pm. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

_____________________________ Ohsweken Speedway Race Report June 28, 2019 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Sponsor Night presented by Club 54 Racing Total Entries – 122 ________________________

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (25 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 0-Jim Huppunen, [3]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [5]; 3. 49-Scott Kreutter, [6]; 4. 13-Cory Turner, [11]; 5. 81-Derek Jonathan, [4]; 6. 10-Mitch Brown, [9]; 7. 11-Jamie Turner, [1]; 8. 91-Ryan Turner, [12]; 9. 5D-Shane Ross, [7]; 10. 68-Aaron Turkey, [10]; 11. 1-Holly Porter, [2]; 12. 1-10-Jake Brown, [14]; 13. 88H-Josh Hansen, [16]; 14. 17X-Mack DeMan, [8]; 15. 45-Curtis Gartly, [20]; 16. 87X-Shone Evans, [13]; 17. 67-Pete Richardson, [19]; 18. 69-Steve Glover, [18]; 19. 71S-Shawn Sliter, [21]; 20. 9B-Scott Burk, [25]; 21. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [17]; 22. 9-Steve Lyons, [15]; 23. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [23]; 24. 46-Kevin Pauls, [22]; 25. 21J-John Burbridge Sr, [24] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jamie Turner 1-2; Huppunen 3-12, 14; DeMan 13 Hard Charger – Cory Turner +7 (11th to 4th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer – 1:59.199) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 5D-Shane Ross, [4]; 2. 0-Jim Huppunen, [2]; 3. 87X-Shone Evans, [1]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [7]; 5. 11-Jamie Turner, [9]; 6. 69-Steve Glover, [5]; 7. 67-Pete Richardson, [8]; 8. 21J-John Burbridge Sr, [6]; 9. 9B-Scott Burk, [3]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 17X-Mack DeMan, [2]; 2. 81-Derek Jonathan, [1]; 3. 10-Mitch Brown, [4]; 4. 13-Cory Turner, [6]; 5. 88H-Josh Hansen, [3]; 6. 9-Steve Lyons, [7]; 7. 45-Curtis Gartly, [5]; 8. 46-Kevin Pauls, [8]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:01.072) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 1-Holly Porter, [1]; 2. 49-Scott Kreutter, [5]; 3. 68-Aaron Turkey, [4]; 4. 91-Ryan Turner, [6]; 5. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [2]; 6. 1-10-Jake Brown, [8]; 7. 71S-Shawn Sliter, [3]; 8. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [7]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Shane Ross ________________________

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (37 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 1EH-Paul Klager, [2]; 2. 45-Nick Sheridan, [7]; 3. 29-Liam Martin, [3]; 4. 52-Jesse Costa, [4]; 5. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [1]; 6. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [5]; 7. 5-D.J. Christie, [14]; 8. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [10]; 9. 70-Baily Heard, [11]; 10. 74-Rob Neely, [13]; 11. 49L-Lucas Smith, [24]; 12. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [16]; 13. 08-Steven Beckett, [15]; 14. 12-Brad Herron, [20]; 15. 19-Brandon Murrell, [6]; 16. 43-Darren Dryden, [22]; 17. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [17]; 18. 28-Jordan Hill, [19]; 19. 14-Eric Gledhill, [12]; 20. 10-Lofton Schuts, [23]; 21. 39-Shane Stickel, [8]; 22. 69-Joshua Hill, [18]; 23. 88-Jesse McDonald, [21]; 24. 20-Johnny Miller, [9] A-Feature Lap Leaders – Hannah Ferrel 1; Paul Klager 2-20 Hard Charger – Lucas Smith +13 (24th to 11th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – Time Unavailable) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 39-Shane Stickel, [2]; 2. 20-Johnny Miller, [1]; 3. 70-Baily Heard, [4]; 4. 74-Rob Neely, [6]; 5. 69-Joshua Hill, [5]; 6. 88-Jesse McDonald, [7]; 7. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [9]; 8. 29W-Tyler Ward, [10]; 9. 49H-Jerry Hill, [8]; 10. 49L-Lucas Smith, [3]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:04.995) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 29-Liam Martin, [1]; 2. 19-Brandon Murrell, [3]; 3. 1EH-Paul Klager, [6]; 4. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [2]; 5. 28-Jordan Hill, [4]; 6. 14T-Noelle Teal, [7]; 7. MK8-Matthew Hill, [8]; 8. 19D-Allan Downey, [5]; 9. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [9]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:04.350) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [1]; 2. 45-Nick Sheridan, [4]; 3. 5-D.J. Christie, [3]; 4. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [2]; 5. 08-Steven Beckett, [6]; 6. 43-Darren Dryden, [5]; 7. 38-Derek Miller, [8]; 8. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [9]; 9. 24A-A.J. Lewis, [7]

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:01.659) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 52-Jesse Costa, [2]; 2. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [1]; 3. 14-Eric Gledhill, [4]; 4. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [8]; 5. 12-Brad Herron, [3]; 6. 10-Lofton Schuts, [5]; 7. 83-Spencer Davis, [7]; 8. 51-Trevor Young, [6]; 9. 69K-Jason Dixon, [9]

B-Feature 1 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – 2:23.280) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 88-Jesse McDonald, [1]; 2. 10-Lofton Schuts, [3]; 3. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [2]; 4. 83-Spencer Davis, [5]; 5. 51-Trevor Young, [6]; 6. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [7]; 7. 38-Derek Miller, [4]; 8. 24A-A.J. Lewis, [8]

B-Feature 2 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – No Time) Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position] 1. 43-Darren Dryden, [2]; 2. 49L-Lucas Smith, [8]; 3. MK8-Matthew Hill, [3]; 4. 29W-Tyler Ward, [4]; 5. 14T-Noelle Teal, [1]; 6. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [5]; 7. 19D-Allan Downey, [6]; 8. 49H-Jerry Hill, [7]; 9. 69K-Jason Dixon, [9]

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Shane Stickel

 

 

Andrews gets late race AFCS 410 victory at Attica; Markham earns late model win; Harble scores 1st 305 win

By Brian Liskai

Attica, Ohio - Chris Andrews knew he had to switch something up in order to wrestle the lead away from Cale Conley Friday at Attica Raceway Park. Andrews, a two-time Attica 410 track champion, searched around on the track and found something in the middle and took the lead from Conley with two laps to go and went on to score his eighth career win at Attica on Kear's Speed Shop/Carpenters' Union 744 Night.

Attica's defending Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model track champion Ryan Markham held off Doug Drown to score his 15th career win at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speedplant. Markham, from Ashland, Ohio, now sits alone in third on the track's all-time late model win list.

Newark, Ohio's Mitch Harble has run 410 sprint cars the majority of his driving career. A deal was struck Thursday night for Harble to drive Matt Russel's 305 sprint car and it paid off. Harble led all 25 non-stop laps to score his first ever Attica win.

In the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprint feature, Conley, who scored Attica's opening season win, bolted into the lead and but Andrews, from Sandusky, Ohio, began searching the track's surface and found grip in the middle of turns three and four and raced under Conley late before executing a slider in his Mackey Motorsports machine in turns one and two with two laps to go.

"Cale got me opening night and he was not going to get me again. The one thing I couldn't do was keep following him because of the dirty air. I started moving to the middle in one and two and running bottom of three and four and I could get to him but I just couldn't seal the deal. I saw five to go and I knew I had to do something different. I just sailed it in there...that cushion was pretty sketchy. The car was good. Duane and Ken Mackey put us in some good stuff. Glen wrenching on this thing and Doug Berryman with the shocks...this thing is hooked up," said Andrews beside his Kistler Racing Products/Scotty's Body Shop/Griewahn's Concrete/Design Graphics Group backed machine.

The point standings in the $10,000 to win All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group will get a big shake-up following the 410 feature Friday as the series heads to Fremont Speedway Saturday, June 29. Also, Kear's Speed Shop celebrating their 50th anniversary, handed out over $10,000 worth of manufacturer products to the race teams at Attica.

Markham had to survive several restarts with Drown, who has two wins on the season at Attica, right on his rear bumper. Markham was an expert handling a very thin cushion in turn two to score his first victory of the season.

"We've been starting at the back all year and working our way to the front. Luckily tonight we got a good starting spot...the competition here every week is just stellar and sometimes you start back there in 10th and it's a tough deal. It was good to have some clean track tonight. I kept getting a push in one and two but if your pushing that means the rear tires are hooked up and you're not spinning. Toward the end I got up on the wheel a little more and made sure I didn't make a mistake," said Markham beside his Harriger Towing/Matco Tools/Kingdoms Cup Coffee/The Beer Barrel/Accuforce/Innovative Graphics/Hickory Hollow Concrete backed machine.

In the non-stop 25 lap Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature, Harble grabbed the early lead, nearly gave up the point in heavy lapped traffic and survived a bobble on the cushion in turns three and four late in the race to earn his first ever Attica win.

"We put this deal together at about 10 last night....it feels unbelievable to finally be on the horse track at Attica. We've been trying to get here for 15 years. I have to thank my mom and dad, Matt Russell, Ryan Prosser and everyone on this team," said Harble about his Cassandra Mayer Attorney/The Holden Agency/Tim's Mid-Ohio Home Improvement/Shag-A-Lees/Tru Form Eyewear/Russell's Property Maintenance/Ace Auto Performance backed #25.

Conley and Andrews brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but Nate Dussel spun on the start, collecting DJ Foos, Hunter Schuerenberg, Jess Stiger and Buddy Kofoid.On the second attempt at green, Conley rocketed into the lead over Andrews while Trey Jacobs and Chad Kemenah battled for third.

On lap five Dussel and Travis Philo would bring out the caution, wiping out Conley's lead over Andrews, Kemenah, Jacobs, Brian Lay and TJ Michael. On the restart Conley, Andrews and Kemenah pulled away while Jacobs and Michael battled for fourth with Lay and Tyler Gunn staying within striking distance. A debris caution at the half-way point saw the running order Conley, Andrews, Kemenah Jacobs, Michael, Gunn, Lay, Stuart Brubaker and Max Stambaugh.

With 10 laps to go, Andrews had moved his line and was closing on Conley while Kemenah, Jacobs, Michael, Lay and Stambaugh gave chase. With five laps to go it was a great three car battle for the lead between Conley, Andrews and Kemenah. Kemenah would slide off the track in turn two a lap later but came back on still in third while Conley and Andrews raced side by side for the lead. Andrews through a slider on Conley in turns one and two with two laps to go and made it stick to take the lead.

Andrews drove to the victory over Conley, Kemenah, Lay and Jacobs.

Steve Kester and Markham led the late model field to green for their 25 lap feature with Kester grabbing the point over Markham, Drown, Mitch Caskey and Jeff Warnick. Markham drove the high line into the lead on lap two just before the caution came out for a Warnick spin which collected Bob Mayer. The early part of the feature had three cautions in the first five laps, slowing the pace. When the green came out for a restart on lap six, Markham had to fend off Drown while Kester and Dan Wallace battled for third.

While Markham and Drown ran nose to tail up front and Kester and Wallace battled for third, an entertaining race ensued for fifth involving Caskey, Jeff Geis, Matt Irey and Casey Noonan. A caution for debris with 10 laps to go bunched the field up and once again Markham was able to hold off Drown with Kester and Wallace resuming their battle for third but now joined by Irey. A final caution for a Nate Potts spin on lap 17 gave Drown one last shot at Markham. But, Markham didn't make a mistake and drove to the win over Drown, Kester, Irey and Wallace.

The 305 A-main got off to a rough start as outside front row starter Luke Griffith got upside down as the field started to assemble. When the green flew, pole-sitter Harble bolted into the lead with Kyle Peters, who owns a victory at Attica this season, falling back into second with Jason Keckler, Jamie Miller, Paul Weaver and Zeth Sabo in pursuit. Miller took third on the second lap with Weaver moving into fourth.

Harble began to pull away from Peters while Miller and Weaver fought for third with Tyler Street, Kyle Capodice and Keckler giving chase. Harble ran into heavy lapped traffic by lap 11 and that allowed Peters to close to within a car length while Weaver moved into third. Weaver, who also owns a win this year at Attica, used lapped cars to take second on lap 14. Harble bobbled just once on the cushion in turns three and four with four laps to go but was able to maintain the lead.

Harble took the checkers in the non-stop race over Weaver, Peters, Miller and Capodice.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 5 on Burns Electric/Sutton Bank/Craig Miller Trucking Fan Appreciation Night which features $10 general admission ticket prices along with $1 hot dogs and 50 cent popcorn. The AFCS 410 and 305 sprints and late models will be in action and following hot laps fans will be allowed to visit the teams in the pits prior to the night's racing getting under way.

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

About Carpenters' Union Local 744 The Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters represents more than 32,000 professional tradespeople in 33 locals in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and parts of West Virginia and Tennessee. A proud affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, which has a century-plus tradition of representing the best of the building trades, the council works in partnership with more than 30,000 contractors, helping them find the best possible talent for their projects. The local office of Carpenters' Union Local 744 is in Fremont and Bellevue.

About Kear’s Speed Shop – www.kearsspeedshop.com

Kear's Speed Shop was founded by Chuck and Shirley Kear in 1969 at its present location on Market Street in downtown Tiffin. You can build your winning race car and outfit your driver from Kear’s large inventory. Kear’s also has three trucks that service your needs at the local tracks as well as the All Star and World of Outlaw races.

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, June 28, 2019

410 Sprints - Callie's Performance Products

[*] indicates starting position

Qualifying 1.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.801; 2.16-DJ Foos, 12.997; 3.3C-Cale Conley, 13.001; 4.25M-Chris Andrews, 13.002; 5.K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.034; 6.C1-Clay Riney, 13.084; 7.83M-Broc Martin, 13.085; 8.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.098; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.111; 10.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.138; 11.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.150; 12.1-Nate Dussel, 13.161; 13.5T-Travis Philo, 13.168; 14.23-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.184; 15.4-Cap Henry, 13.253; 16.45L-Brian Lay, 13.276; 17.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.308; 18.97-Max Stambaugh, 13.322; 19.8M-TJ Michael, 13.438; 20.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.685; 21.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.735; 22.2+-Brian Smith, 13.777; 23.83X-Nate Reeser, 13.802; 24.14-Chad Wilson, 14.055; 25.2L-Landon LaLonde, 14.067; 26.29-Steve Butler, 14.475; 27.9-Lance Webb, 14.657; 28.21N-Frankie Nervo, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 4. 4-Cap Henry[5] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 4. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. C1-Clay Riney[2] ; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 4. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 6. 9-Lance Webb[7] ; 7. 29-Steve Butler[6]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 97-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 25M-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[7] ; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser[6]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[4] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[3] ; 6. 9-Lance Webb[7] ; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo[10] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 9. 2L-Landon LaLonde[8] ; 10. C1-Clay Riney[6] ; 11. 29-Steve Butler[11] ; 12. 83X-Nate Reeser[12]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 25M-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 3C-Cale Conley[1] ; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah[9] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[13] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[12] ; 9. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[6] ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[10] ; 11. 4-Cap Henry[15] ; 12. 46AU-Stuart Williams[19] ; 13. 8J-Jess Stiger[20] ; 14. 33W-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 15. 83M-Broc Martin[17] ; 16. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 17. 5T-Travis Philo[14] ; 18. 2+-Brian Smith[18] ; 19. 16-DJ Foos[8] ; 20. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg[16]

Hard Charger: 46AU-Stuart Williams +7

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[7] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[6] ; 8. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 9. 3V-Chris Verda[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 4. 25R-Mitch Harble[2] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[4] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[8] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 9. X15-Kasey Ziebold[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 2. 1H-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[7] ; 6. 28-Tad Peck[1] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[6] ; 8. 29-Rich Farmer[8] ; 9. 22-Justin Lusk[9]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[4] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[5] ; 4. 3X-Brandon Riehl[2] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[7] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[6] ; 7. 29-Rich Farmer[9] ; 8. 22-Justin Lusk[12] ; 9. 28-Tad Peck[3] ; 10. X15-Kasey Ziebold[11] ; 11. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 12. 3V-Chris Verda[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 25R-Mitch Harble[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[13] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[10] ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[8] ; 8. 77I-John Ivy[12] ; 9. 09-Justin Adams[15] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 11. 1H-Zeth Sabo[6] ; 12. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 13. 7-Shawn Valenti[14] ; 14. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[17] ; 15. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[18] ; 16. 7M-Brandon Moore[16] ; 17. 13-Jeremy Duposki[21] ; 18. X-Mike Keegan[20] ; 19. 3X-Brandon Riehl[19] ; 20. 47-Matt Lucius[11]

Hard Charger: 12-Kyle Capodice +8

Late Models - Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 12-Doug Drown[1] ; 2. 28-Kent Brewer[5] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 4. 14R-Jeff Roth[8] ; 5. 14G-Joe Godsey[3] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[2] ; 7. 42*-Bob Mayer[7] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 36-Matt Irey[2] ; 2. 17-Jeff Geis[1] ; 3. 1N-Casey Noonan[7] ; 4. 18-Mitch Caskey[6] ; 5. 95M-Steve Miller[5] ; 6. 6-Jimmie Ward[3] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[8] ; 8. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. X3-Dan Wallace[2] ; 2. 77-Steve Kester[3] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[6] ; 4. 69W-Jeff Warnick[5] ; 5. 50-Ryan Missler[8] ; 6. 92-Justin Chance[1] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[7] ; 8. 03-Jim Gingery[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 6-Jimmie Ward[2] ; 2. 69R-Doug Baird[5] ; 3. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 4. 30-Nate Potts[6] ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer[4] ; 6. 03-Jim Gingery[9] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[1] ; 8. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[8] ; 9. 92-Justin Chance[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 2. 12-Doug Drown[4] ; 3. 77-Steve Kester[1] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[9] ; 5. X3-Dan Wallace[6] ; 6. 50-Ryan Missler[15] ; 7. 1N-Casey Noonan[11] ; 8. 51-Devin Shiels[12] ; 9. 17-Jeff Geis[7] ; 10. 69W-Jeff Warnick[5] ; 11. 18-Mitch Caskey[3] ; 12. 14R-Jeff Roth[10] ; 13. 17X-Dustin Keegan[18] ; 14. 30-Nate Potts[19] ; 15. 28-Kent Brewer[8] ; 16. 6-Jimmie Ward[16] ; 17. 69R-Doug Baird[17] ; 18. 14G-Joe Godsey[13] ; 19. 95M-Steve Miller[14] ; 20. 42*-Bob Mayer[20]

Hard Charger: 50-Ryan Missler +9

 

 

Macedo and Johnson Power to AGCO Jackson Nationals Victories on Night 2 at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 28, 2019) - Carson Macedo officially led the distance of the 30-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event on Friday evening during the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, but the race at Jackson Motorplex was anything but simple.

Macedo held off multiple bids for the lead and a slew of slide job attempts from Daryn Pittman and Logan Schuchart to score his second triumph of the season. Macedo joined Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids feature winner Bill Johnson as drivers who were victorious during the second round of the event. The AGCO Jackson Nationals finale is Saturday with hot laps planned for 7 p.m.

Macedo garnered the pole position for the A Main after winning the dash. He quickly took the top spot once the green flag waved on the non-stop main event. Macedo entered traffic around Lap 8 and things got extremely dicey during the final dozen laps.

With 12 laps to go Schuchart slid Macedo for the lead in turns one and two, but Macedo returned the move in turns three and four, edging Schuchart at the start/finish line by 0.055 of a second. It was the tightest move of the race for Macedo, who not only overcame close racing with Schuchart and Pittman but thick traffic as well.

"We raced each other pretty hard," Macedo said. "My guys are doing a great job. We got into the dash after a tough heat race. We picked off laps from there."

Pittman and Schuchart waged war in the final handful of laps for the runner-up position with Pittman coming out on top.

"Our car is really good," Pittman said. "Carson did a great job. He got through traffic really well."

Schuchart rounded out the podium.

"Carson ran a great race and picked his lines good," he said. "He's really tough and so is Daryn and all these guys out here."

Brad Sweet, who won the AGCO Jackson Nationals opener on Thursday, finished fourth with Ian Madsen rounding out the top five.

David Gravel and Madsen set quick time during their qualifying groups to kick off the action. Gravel, Schuchart, Madsen and Pittman were the heat race winners. Tasker Phillips claimed the C Main and Jason Sides won the Last Chance Showdown. Shane Stewart was the Hard Charger Award winner after maneuvering from 11th to seventh.

Johnson led all 20 laps to capture the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids feature event a night after he finished second.

"I've been waiting for this win for a long time," he exclaimed in Victory Lane after winning by 2.497 seconds.

John Lambertz was the runner up with Jesse Lindberg advancing from 10 th to third. Kaleb Johnson placed fourth and Dusty Ballenger was fifth.

Lambertz, Kaleb Johnson and Clayton Christensen each won a heat race. Monty Ferriera was the B Main winner.

There are plenty of activities on Saturday for fans to partake in around the Jackson Motorplex facility, including:

The Lion's Pancake Breakfast is from 8 a.m. to noon. The Huskies Strength and Conditioning 5k starts at 9 a.m. The Jackson Racing Hall of Fame exhibit inside the red building runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A bean bag tournament at the beer garden begins at 2 p.m. There is also a Meet-and-Greet of several track Hall of Fame members at 2 p.m. behind the main grandstand.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (June 28, 2019) -

WORLD OF OUTLAWS NOS ENERGY DRINK SPRINT CAR SERIES

NOS Energy A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 2-Carson Macedo (1); 2. 83-Daryn Pittman (2); 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart (3); 4. 49-Brad Sweet (5); 5. 18-Ian Madsen (4); 6. 41-David Gravel (6); 7. 5-Shane Stewart (11); 8. 15-Donny Schatz (8); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (7); 10. 09-Matt Juhl (10); 11. 7-Justin Henderson (14); 12. 4-Terry McCarl (13); 13. 49X-Tim Shaffer (15); 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (18); 15. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi (17); 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser (12); 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild (16); 18. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey (19); 19. 44S-Trey Starks (22); 20. 2KS-Austin McCarl (23); 21. 55-Brooke Tatnell (20); 22. 19-Brent Marks (24); 23. 7S-Jason Sides (21); 24. 19P-Paige Polyak (9).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 7S-Jason Sides (1); 2. 44S-Trey Starks (2); 3. 2KS-Austin McCarl (4); 4. 19-Brent Marks (6); 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson (8); 6. 9-James McFadden (10); 7. 21-Brian Brown (5); 8. 13-Mark Dobmeier (7); 9. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen (14); 11. 16-Travis Whitney (9); 12. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (12); 13. 33M-Mason Daniel (11); 14. 5J-Jamie Ball (13).

C Feature (10 Laps): 1. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (2); 2. 5J-Jamie Ball (3); 3. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (7); 4. 05-Colin Smith (4); 5. 44-Chris Martin (5); 6. 8-Jack Croaker (9); 7. (DNF) 7W-R.J. Johnson (1); 8. (DNF) 1AJ-Trevor Mell (8); (DNS) 97-Alan Gilbertson.

Dirtvision Dash (6 Laps): 1. 2-Carson Macedo (2); 2. 83-Daryn Pittman (4); 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart (6); 4. 18-Ian Madsen (7); 5. 49-Brad Sweet (3); 6. 41-David Gravel (5); 7. 1A-Jacob Allen (8); 8. (DNF) 15-Donny Schatz (1).

Drydene Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 41-David Gravel (1); 2. 49-Brad Sweet (2); 3. 19P-Paige Polyak (4); 4. 4-Terry McCarl (6); 5. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi (3); 6. 7S-Jason Sides (5); 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson (8); 8. 2KS-Austin McCarl (7); 9. 7W-R.J. Johnson (9); 10. 44-Chris Martin (10); 11. 8-Jack Croaker (11).

Drydene Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart (1); 2. 2-Carson Macedo (2); 3. 5-Shane Stewart (4); 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer (6); 5. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey (3); 6. 9-James McFadden (8); 7. 19-Brent Marks (7); 8. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (10); 9. 5J-Jamie Ball (9); 10. (DNF) 2M-Kerry Madsen (5).

Drydene Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 2. 1A-Jacob Allen (2); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (3); 4. 7-Justin Henderson (4); 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 6. 21-Brian Brown (7); 7. 44S-Trey Starks (5); 8. 16-Travis Whitney (8); 9. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (9); 10. 97-Alan Gilbertson (10).

Drydene Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 83-Daryn Pittman (1); 2. 15-Donny Schatz (3); 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser (2); 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild (4); 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell (6); 6. 33M-Mason Daniel (8); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (5); 8. 13-Mark Dobmeier (7); 9. 05-Colin Smith (9); 10. (DNF) 1AJ-Trevor Mell (10).

Qualifying 1 : 1. 41-David Gravel, 00:12.744(13); 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 00:12.798(4); 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 00:12.943(2); 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 00:12.954(9); 5. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi, 00:12.968(5); 6. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 00:13.008(14); 7. 19P-Paige Polyak, 00:13.058(7); 8. 5-Shane Stewart, 00:13.105(10); 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 00:13.106(12); 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 00:13.129(15); 11. 4-Terry McCarl, 00:13.162(16); 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 00:13.212(20); 13. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 00:13.257(1); 14. 19-Brent Marks, 00:13.277(18); 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 00:13.331(8); 16. 9-James McFadden, 00:13.336(19); 17. 7W-R.J. Johnson, 00:13.422(6); 18. 5J-Jamie Ball, 00:13.442(3); 19. 44-Chris Martin, 00:13.475(11); 20. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 00:13.598(17); 21. 8-Jack Croaker, 00:13.844(21).

Qualifying 2 : 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 00:13.011(10); 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 00:13.017(2); 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 00:13.040(16); 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 00:13.064(9); 5. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:13.148(5); 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 00:13.168(4); 7. 7-Justin Henderson, 00:13.170(13); 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 00:13.177(12); 9. 44S-Trey Starks, 00:13.235(7); 10. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:13.268(18); 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 00:13.307(6); 12. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 00:13.336(14); 13. 21-Brian Brown, 00:13.457(17); 14. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:13.486(1); 15. 16-Travis Whitney, 00:13.540(15); 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, 00:13.596(3); 17. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 00:13.784(8); 18. 05-Colin Smith, 00:13.894(19); 19. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 00:13.939(20); 20. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, 00:14.259(11).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 56-Bill Johnson (1); 2. 12L-John Lambertz (3); 3. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (10); 4. 22-Kaleb Johnson (6); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (8); 6. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (7); 7. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (4); 8. 48-Jake Martens (15); 9. 20-Brant O'Banion (5); 10. 4S-Michael Stien (11); 11. 45-Monty Ferriera (19); 12. 1S-Ryan Voss (9); 13. 05-Colin Smith (18); 14. 05X-Brandon Allen (12); 15. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (2); 16. 7JL-Jared Jansen (16); 17. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (14); 18. 23-Brandon Bosma (13); 19. 2H-Bill Boles (17); 20. 11A-Bruce Anderson (20).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 45-Monty Ferriera (2); 2. 11A-Bruce Anderson (3); 3. 10-Trevor Serbus (11); 4. 5J-Javen Ostermann (5); 5. 7-Johnny Sullivan (7); 6. 15-Zach Glaser (4); 7. 77-Taylor Ryan (9); 8. 83-Sam Henderson (8); 9. (DNF) 7K-Dave Becker (1); (DNS) 7X-Shane Fick; (DNS) 1B-Brett Geldner; (DNS) 15J-James Weber; (DNS) 8-Micah Slendy.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 12L-John Lambertz (2); 2. 56-Bill Johnson (5); 3. 20-Brant O'Banion (4); 4. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (9); 5. 23-Brandon Bosma (10); 6. 7JL-Jared Jansen (3); 7. 7K-Dave Becker (7); 8. 15-Zach Glaser (6); 9. 7-Johnny Sullivan (8); 10. (DNF) 8-Micah Slendy (1); 11. (DNF) 7X-Shane Fick (11).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Kaleb Johnson (2); 2. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (1); 3. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (5); 4. 4S-Michael Stien (4); 5. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (7); 6. 2H-Bill Boles (10); 7. 45-Monty Ferriera (6); 8. 5J-Javen Ostermann (8); 9. 83-Sam Henderson (3); 10. (DNF) 10-Trevor Serbus (9).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (2); 2. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (4); 3. 1S-Ryan Voss (3); 4. 05X-Brandon Allen (9); 5. 48-Jake Martens (8); 6. 05-Colin Smith (5); 7. 11A-Bruce Anderson (6); 8. 1B-Brett Geldner (1); 9. 77-Taylor Ryan (7); (DNS) 15J-James Weber.

UP NEXT -

Saturday for the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Sherman, Horstman, and Anderson tops at Limaland on Family Fun Night.

June 28, 2019 Lima OH

by Gerry Keysor

After the wettest start to the race season in recent memory, summer arrived in full force at Limaland for Double Deuce/Family Fun Night presented by Menke Brothers. With 90 degree temperatures and sunny skies, fans were treated to a great event featuring bounce houses, drivers cars on display and lots of goodies, then an action packed night of racing with No.65 Todd Sherman picking up the win in the 22 lap Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modified A Main, No. 17 Jared Horstman winning a wild K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader feature, and No. 22T Tony Anderson winning his 47th career Bud Thunderstock A Main.

The Northwest Physical Therapy Modifieds took the track first with their 22 lap feature for Double Deuce night. No. 18 Ryan Sutter, and No. 19B Brandon Ordway would bring the field to green, with Sutter grabing the early lead. after cautions kept the field bunched up early, Todd Sherman would use the bottom of the racetrack to close in on Sutter on lap 5, but Sutter would power back on the outside to regain the lead on lap 7. At the halfway point, Sherman was able to battle back and would grab the lead for good on lap 12. Sutter would finish 2nd with No. 16 Jeff Koz third, No. 3W Dylan Woodling 4th and No. 95J Jerry Bowersock finishing 5th. Heat races were won by No. 10L Nathan Loney, Sherman, No. 463 Daniel Sanchez, and Sutter.

The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders were up next with No. 12H Luke Hall and No. 18 Todd Heuerman pacing the field to the green flag for the 25 lap feature. Hall would put on a great run through 15 laps, leading and making amazing moves in lapped traffic until a spinning No 24 Kobe Allison collected Hall, 2nd place No. 49 Shawn Dancer, and No 9R Dustin Rall, with Dancer getting upside down. Dancer would walk away unhurt, but his car was heavily damaged. Hall's top wing was damaged and left rear tire flattened in the melee, ending his night as well. On the restart, Jared Horstman would inherit the lead and would win over a charging Randy Hannagan, Heuerman, No 11 Tim Allison, and No. 2 Kyle Sauder. Heat races were won by Dancer, No. 35 Ron Blair, and Hannagan.

The Bud Thunderstocks would complete the night with their 22 lap feature. No. 7C Jordan Conover, and No. J2 Rob Trent would bring the field to green. The yellow flag waved early and often, keeping the field bunched up and making for great racing, but also allowing for several more cautions. In the end, perennial fan favorite, No. 22T Tony Anderson would prevail, picking up the 47th Bud Thunderstock feature win of his career just 9 months after having open heart surgery. No. J1 Jeff Matheny would finish 2nd, Trent would finish 3rd, UNOH Racer Bryce Nichols would finis 4th in the UNOH No. 01, and No. 89 Keith Shockency would complete the top 5. Heat races were won by Trent, Conover and Nichols.

Limaland Motorsports Park roars back to life next Friday night July 5th for Firecracker Friday presented by T&D Interiors. In action will be the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds, and Budweiser Thunderstocks. General Admission is $12 for ages 16 and older, $6 for ages 11-15, and kids 10 and under are admitted FREE. Pit passes for all ages are $30. Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00pm, Pit Gates Open 4:30pm–8:00pm, Warm Ups @ 6:30pm, Racing @ 7:30pm.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/28/2019 Double Deuce/Family Fun Night presented by Menke Brothers

Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 10L-Nathon Loney; 2. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 3. 9PG-Percy Gendreau; 4. 36V-Brandon Vaughan; 5. 71H-Chris Hicks; 6. 92-Kyle Shaffer; 7. 1-Brenden Rassel; 8. M1G-Matt Twining

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 7C-Jordan Conover; 3. 19-Ryan Ordway; 4. 7-Drew Smith; 5. 17R-Nick Rosselit; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler; 7. 4M-Tim Monroe; 8. 34X-Shane O'Connor

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 463-Daniel Sanchez; 2. 16-Jeff Koz; 3. 27-Frank Paladino; 4. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 5. 9C-Troy Cattarene; 6. 6-Ryan Dickey; 7. MC5-Brian Hogan

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 18-Ryan Sutter; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 95J-Jerry Bowersock; 4. 17T-Michael Tarlton; 5. 71-Scott Fritz; 6. 11H-Mike Hohlbein; 7. 1X-Jj Butler

B-Main #1 - (8 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. 17R-Nick Rosselit; 2. 34X-Shane O'Connor; 3. 1-Brenden Rassel; 4. 20K-Bill Keeler; 5. 71H-Chris Hicks; 6. 92-Kyle Shaffer

B-Main #2 - (8 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. 71-Scott Fritz; 2. 9C-Troy Cattarene; 3. 11H-Mike Hohlbein; 4. 1X-Jj Butler; 5. 6-Ryan Dickey; 6. MC5-Brian Hogan

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 65-Todd Sherman[5]; 2. 18-Ryan Sutter[3]; 3. 16-Jeff Koz[7]; 4. 3W-Dylan Woodling[15]; 5. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[12]; 6. 22T-Tony Anderson[8]; 7. 17T-Michael Tarlton[16]; 8. 34X-Shane O'Connor[19]; 9. 7-Drew Smith[14]; 10. 9C-Troy Cattarene[20]; 11. 27-Frank Paladino[11]; 12. 71-Scott Fritz[18]; 13. 10L-Nathon Loney[6]; 14. 19-Ryan Ordway[10]; 15. 17R-Nick Rosselit[17]; 16. 463-Daniel Sanchez[4]; 17. 36V-Brandon Vaughan[13]; 18. 19B-Brandon Ordway[2]; 19. 9PG-Percy Gendreau[9]; 20. 7C-Jordan Conover[1]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders Qualifying - 1. 28H-Hud Horton, 11.459; 2. 17-Jared Horstman, 11.673; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan, 11.757; 4. 23-Devon Dobie, 11.776; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder, 11.815; 6. 66-Chase Dunham, 11.822; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer, 11.831; 8. 14D-Luke Daugherty, 11.917; 9. 5W-Jeff Williams, 11.926; 10. 12-Luke Hall, 11.933; 11. 35R-Ron Blair, 11.940; 12. 18-Todd Heuerman, 11.947; 13. 11-Tim Allison, 11.985; 14. 24-Kobe Allison, 12.129; 15. 16B-Ricky Peterson, 12.263; 16. 37-Noah Dunlap, 12.321; 17. 34S-Kyle Simon, 12.368; 18. 9R-Dustin Rall, 12.498; 19. 2X-Mike Grigsby, 12.725; 20. 40-Jeff Wilson, 13.144; 21. 14B-Robert Boe Barber, 13.612

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer; 2. 12-Luke Hall; 3. 11-Tim Allison; 4. 28H-Hud Horton; 5. 23-Devon Dobie; 6. 37-Noah Dunlap; 7. 2X-Mike Grigsby

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 35R-Ron Blair; 2. 17-Jared Horstman; 3. 2-Kyle Sauder; 4. 14D-Luke Daugherty; 5. 40-Jeff Wilson; 6. 34S-Kyle Simon; 7. 24-Kobe Allison

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 2. 18-Todd Heuerman; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall; 4. 14B-Robert Boe Barber; 5. 66-Chase Dunham; 6. 16B-Ricky Peterson; 7. 5W-Jeff Williams

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 17-Jared Horstman[4]; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[6]; 3. 18-Todd Heuerman[2]; 4. 11-Tim Allison[7]; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder[8]; 6. 23-Devon Dobie[13]; 7. 35R-Ron Blair[5]; 8. 16B-Ricky Peterson[18]; 9. 66-Chase Dunham[15]; 10. 28H-Hud Horton[10]; 11. 37-Noah Dunlap[16]; 12. 14D-Luke Daugherty[11]; 13. 2X-Mike Grigsby[19]; 14. 40-Jeff Wilson[14]; 15. 12-Luke Hall[1]; 16. 49-Shawn Dancer[3]; 17. 24-Kobe Allison[20]; 18. 9R-Dustin Rall[9]; 19. 14B-Robert Boe Barber[12]; 20. 34S-Kyle Simon[17]

 

 

Sweet Steals Night 1 of AGCO Jackson Nationals After Late-Race Pass; Martens Also Victorious at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 27, 2019) - Brad Sweet capitalized when leader David Gravel ran into trouble in traffic to steal the opening night of the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals on Thursday at Jackson Motorplex.

Sweet, who now leads the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series with six feature victories this season, and Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids race winner Jake Martens put themselves in the top position thanks to triumphs during the first round of the three-race event. Round 2 is Friday with hot laps scheduled for 7 p.m.

Gravel appeared to have the 30-lap World of Outlaws A Main in hand after fending off Donny Schatz once the drivers reached traffic on Lap 7 of the non-stop race. Meanwhile, Sweet rallied into the runner-up position on Lap 15 before he and Schatz traded second place a handful of times.

Once clear of Schatz, Sweet erased Gravel's lead, cutting it from a little more than half a second with four laps remaining to less than a quarter second with two laps to go. Gravel stuck to the cushion around the 4/10-mile dirt oval and Sweet focused on the bottom groove. Gravel owned a slight edge going into turn three as the duo split a lapped car. However, another competitor nearly spun in turns three and four, forcing Gravel to dive out of the groove and allowing Sweet to pull away to a win by 0.647 of a second.

"Traffic played out for me," Sweet said. "I was able to move around and put myself in position. I was hunkered down and determined to catch him."

Gravel commended his team for a fast race car despite a frustrating finish.

"We lapped a lot of cars and it was like three wide in front of me," he said. "This car is really, really fast here. As a driver I need to put myself in a better spot. I chose the wrong lane and it bit me."

Schatz rounded out the podium with Daryn Pittman placing fourth and Brian Brown fifth.

Gravel and Sweet both set quick time during their group's qualifying session. Gravel, Jacob Allen, Sweet and Justin Henderson were the heat race winners. Brooke Tatnell claimed the C Main, Schatz won the dash and Kerry Madsen was victorious in the Last Chance Showdown. Madsen was also the Hard Charger Award winner in the main event, advancing from 21st to 13th.

Martens was dominant during the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids main event, leading all 20 laps and winning by 3.564 seconds.

"This is one of the coolest events going on all year," he said. "We've really got a lot of confidence going on right now."

Brandon Bosma was the runner up with Kaleb Johnson finishing third, 11 th-starting Jody Rosenboom fourth and Monty Ferriera fifth.

Bosma, Trevor Serbus and Clayton Christensen each won a heat race. John Lambertz captured the B Main after starting 12th. He also rallied from 19th to 10th in the main event to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

There are two days of racing remaining and many activities throughout the weekend, including:

The Lion's Pancake Breakfast is from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday and Saturday. The Jackson Racing Hall of Fame exhibit inside the red building runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. A bean bag tournament at the beer garden begins at 11 a.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

AGCO will host an open house on Friday at the Intivity Center. MRN's Winged Nation will be on hand showcasing driver interviews and fans can tour the AGCO factory. Winged Nation will also host a pre-race show beginning at 5 p.m. each race night on the Miller Lite Stage.

The Jeremy DeWall Band is live in the beer garden following the races on Friday.

The Huskies Strength and Conditioning 5k starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday. There is also a Meet-and-Greet of several track Hall of Fame members on Saturday at 2 p.m. behind the main grandstand.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (June 27, 2019) -

WORLD OF OUTLAWS NOS ENERGY DRINK SPRINT CAR SERIES

NOS Energy A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet (6); 2. 41-David Gravel (2); 3. 15-Donny Schatz (1); 4. 83-Daryn Pittman (8); 5. 21-Brian Brown (3); 6. 9-James McFadden (9); 7. 18-Ian Madsen (10); 8. 2-Carson Macedo (14); 9. 1A-Jacob Allen (5); 10. 4-Terry McCarl (4); 11. 5-Shane Stewart (13); 12. 7-Justin Henderson (7); 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen (21); 14. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi (15); 15. 49X-Tim Shaffer (18); 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (19); 17. 09-Matt Juhl (11); 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart (12); 19. 13-Mark Dobmeier (17); 20. 7S-Jason Sides (20); 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser (22); 22. 3-Jac Haudenschild (23); 23. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey (16); 24. 2KS-Austin McCarl (24).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen (2); 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser (1); 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild (5); 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl (6); 5. 44S-Trey Starks (3); 6. 19-Brent Marks (10); 7. 19P-Paige Polyak (4); 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson (14); 9. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8); 10. 44-Chris Martin (7); 11. 55-Brooke Tatnell (13); 12. 5J-Jamie Ball (11); 13. 7W-R.J. Johnson (12); 14. 8-Jack Croaker (9).

C Feature (10 Laps): 1. 55-Brooke Tatnell (2); 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson (6); 3. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (1); 4. 33M-Mason Daniel (3); 5. 16-Travis Whitney (8); 6. 97-Alan Gilbertson (10); 7. 05-Colin Smith (9); 8. 1AJ-Trevor Mell (7); 9. (DNF) 3P-Sawyer Phillips (4); 10. (DNF) 2K-Kevin Ingle (5).

Dirtvision Dash (6 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz (1); 2. 41-David Gravel (4); 3. 21-Brian Brown (6); 4. 4-Terry McCarl (2); 5. 1A-Jacob Allen (3); 6. 49-Brad Sweet (7); 7. 7-Justin Henderson (5); 8. 83-Daryn Pittman (8).

Drydene Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 41-David Gravel (1); 2. 83-Daryn Pittman (2); 3. 9-James McFadden (3); 4. 5-Shane Stewart (4); 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier (7); 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser (5); 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild (6); 8. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips (9); 9. 8-Jack Croaker (8); 10. 05-Colin Smith (11); 11. 2K-Kevin Ingle (10).

Drydene Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1A-Jacob Allen (2); 2. 4-Terry McCarl (3); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 4. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi (1); 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 6. 44S-Trey Starks (5); 7. 44-Chris Martin (7); 8. 33M-Mason Daniel (9); 9. 5J-Jamie Ball (8); 10. 1AJ-Trevor Mell (10).

Drydene Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet (1); 2. 15-Donny Schatz (5); 3. 18-Ian Madsen (2); 4. 2-Carson Macedo (3); 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer (6); 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen (4); 7. 55-Brooke Tatnell (9); 8. 2KS-Austin McCarl (7); 9. 19-Brent Marks (8); 10. 2C-Wayne Johnson (10); 11. 97-Alan Gilbertson (11).

Drydene Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Justin Henderson (2); 2. 21-Brian Brown (1); 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart (3); 4. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey (4); 5. 7S-Jason Sides (5); 6. 19P-Paige Polyak (6); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 8. 7W-R.J. Johnson (8); 9. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (9); 10. 16-Travis Whitney (10).

Qualifying 1 : 1. 41-David Gravel, 00:12.752(13); 2. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi, 00:12.766(9); 3. 83-Daryn Pittman, 00:12.888(12); 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 00:12.916(15); 5. 9-James McFadden, 00:12.922(18); 6. 4-Terry McCarl, 00:12.943(6); 7. 5-Shane Stewart, 00:13.001(8); 8. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:13.043(11); 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 00:13.080(14); 10. 44S-Trey Starks, 00:13.181(20); 11. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 00:13.213(3); 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 00:13.262(5); 13. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:13.414(4); 14. 44-Chris Martin, 00:13.467(7); 15. 8-Jack Croaker, 00:13.518(2); 16. 5J-Jamie Ball, 00:13.668(19); 17. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 00:13.677(21); 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 00:13.706(17); 19. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 00:13.868(10); 20. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, 00:14.029(1); 21. 05-Colin Smith, 00:14.059(16).

Qualifying 2 : 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 00:12.811(7); 2. 21-Brian Brown, 00:12.966(11); 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 00:12.969(2); 4. 7-Justin Henderson, 00:12.995(5); 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 00:13.016(9); 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 00:13.040(21); 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 00:13.090(4); 8. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 00:13.104(12); 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 00:13.110(15); 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 00:13.156(17); 11. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 00:13.178(6); 12. 19P-Paige Polyak, 00:13.330(3); 13. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 00:13.376(18); 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:13.468(20); 15. 19-Brent Marks, 00:13.496(16); 16. 7W-R.J. Johnson, 00:13.522(1); 17. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 00:13.563(8); 18. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 00:13.617(10); 19. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 00:13.618(13); 20. 16-Travis Whitney, 00:13.729(14); 21. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 00:14.024(19).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens (2); 2. 23-Brandon Bosma (3); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (9); 4. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (11); 5. 45-Monty Ferriera (1); 6. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (6); 7. 05-Colin Smith (10); 8. 10-Trevor Serbus (7); 9. 05X-Brandon Allen (8); 10. 12L-John Lambertz (19); 11. 20-Brant O'Banion (12); 12. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (13); 13. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (14); 14. 7X-Shane Fick (20); 15. 4S-Michael Stien (17); 16. 11A-Bruce Anderson (5); 17. 5J-Javen Ostermann (15); 18. 2H-Bill Boles (16); 19. 1B-Brett Geldner (18); 20. 56-Bill Johnson (4).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 12L-John Lambertz (12); 2. 7X-Shane Fick (2); 3. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (3); 4. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (1); 5. 15-Zach Glaser (4); 6. 7JL-Jared Jansen (5); 7. 7-Johnny Sullivan (6); 8. 1S-Ryan Voss (11); 9. 8-Micah Slendy (9); 10. 35-Blaine Stegenga (10); 11. 83-Sam Henderson (8); 12. 77-Taylor Ryan (7).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Brandon Bosma (1); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (6); 3. 45-Monty Ferriera (2); 4. 05-Colin Smith (7); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (5); 6. 2H-Bill Boles (9); 7. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (3); 8. 15-Zach Glaser (4); 9. 77-Taylor Ryan (10); 10. (DNF) 1S-Ryan Voss (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Trevor Serbus (1); 2. 05X-Brandon Allen (2); 3. 56-Bill Johnson (4); 4. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (6); 5. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (3); 6. 4S-Michael Stien (10); 7. 7X-Shane Fick (7); 8. 7JL-Jared Jansen (9); 9. 83-Sam Henderson (8); 10. 12L-John Lambertz (5).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (2); 2. 11A-Bruce Anderson (3); 3. 48-Jake Martens (8); 4. 20-Brant O'Banion (5); 5. 5J-Javen Ostermann (4); 6. 1B-Brett Geldner (1); 7. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (9); 8. 7-Johnny Sullivan (6); 9. 8-Micah Slendy (7); 10. 35-Blaine Stegenga (10).

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday for the 41st annual AGCO Jackson Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Newlin tops Frye at Baps

Defending PA Sprint Series Champion Zach Newlin held off a determined last-lap effort by rookie Jake Frye and claimed the victory in Saturday’s PASS/IMCA feature race at BAPS Motor Speedway.

The win was his third this season with PASS, following seven in 2018, and it was his second at BAPS.

Newlin (Millerstown; Smith Concrete & Construction/Heather Sims Realtor/Newport VFW #11Z) lead the 20-lapper all the way, but to do so, he had to edge fellow front-row starter Dominic Melair (Warrington; Glen Del Labradors #55) after the two battled side by side for most of the race’s opening lap, and then he had to withstand the efforts of teenager Frye (Lewisberry; Shope’s Landscape Maintenance/MaCarthy Tire & Auto/RS Mechanical Services #56), running the most impressive start of his young PASS career.

Frye, who started fourth, passed Melair for second on lap 5, then actually closed on the veteran Newlin in traffic over the last half of the race before trying a slide job going into the third turn on the final lap – Newlin’s high-line momentum carried him out of the fourth turn in front, and Frye finished on his bumper.

Melair, also posting his best finish in a brief PASS career, held on for third, with Cale Reigle (Newport; Don’s Performance Corner/Holly’s Outdoor Solutions #99) taking fourth, and another teenager, Landon Price (Fleetwood; Steak-Umm/Swavley’s Lawn & Turf/Givlar’s Trailer Sales #69), matching his career best PASS finish in fifth.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Keith Prutzman (Hamburg; Buck Rubs Gentlemen’s Club/McKeansburg Bar & Restaurant #28), Devin Adams (Lebanon; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99A), Kyle Ganoe (Thompsontown; Leisters Garage/DMY Engines/Norlin Warehousing #0), Dave Grube (York Haven; Spearhead Rentals/MAN Contracting/Chiropractic Athletic #3D) and Doug Dodson (Middletown; PowerMist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20).

Heat races for the 20-car field were won by Donnie Hendershot (Clear Spring, Md.; Hendershot Siding/Hendershot Farms #31) and Jaremi Hanson (Dillsburg; Ort Signs #36).

The Artwerks Hard Charger Award went to Devin Adams. Adams and John Walp (Wapwallopen; GMS Piling Products LLC/La Napoli II Pizza/Dotzel Trucking #5), but Adams’ higher finishing position broke the tie.

Next Saturday, the PASS/IMCA sprinters return to Path Valley Speedway, where they join the Wingless Super Sportsman cars, 270 and 600cc micro sprints, 4-cylinder thunder cars and 4-cylinder strictly stocks on the fast quarter mile. On Sunday, PASS/IMCA joins the 410 sprinters at Selinsgrove Speedway for a PA Sprint Speedweek show.

Pit Notes – This week’s feature ran nonstop. With all four RaceSaver groups that hold races in Pennsylvania in action Saturday, the car count was down from earlier BAPS shows. Racers John Walp, Kirsten Hess (Loysville; JCM & Son Excavating/Little’s Catering/Wolfe’s Polishing & Detailing #44K) and Billy Ney (Reading; Pagoda Realty/Zero Gravity Designs/McFarland Business Systems #83) held a meet & greet session for fans before the racing; unfortunately for Ney, who won his first feature at BAPS last season, his car encountered problems during warm-ups and was done for the night. The Hard Charger Award is perhaps unique when sponsored by John Jacobs of Artwerks: the winner receives a scale model of his or her own racer.

Results from BAPS Motor Speedway, June 22, 2019

HEAT 1 – 1. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 2. 69-Landon Price; 3. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 4. 99-Cale Reigle; 5. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 6. 99A-Devin Adams; 7. 20-Doug Dodson; 8. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 9. 2-Erin Statler. DNS – 83-Billy Ney.

HEAT 2 – 1. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 2. 55-Dominic Melair; 3. 56-Jake Frye; 4. 8-Nick Sweigart; 5. 28-Keith Prutzman; 6. 3D-Dave Grube; 7. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 8. 5-John Walp; 9. 17K-Kyle Keen; 10. 55B-Rick Romig.

FEATURE – 1. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 2. 56-Jake Frye; 3. 55-Dominic Melair; 4. 99-Cale Reigle; 5. 69-Landon Price; 6. 28-Keith Prutzman; 7. 99A-Devin Adams; 8. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 9. 3D-Dave Grube; 10. 20-Doug Dodson; 11. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 12. 5-John Walp; 13. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 14. 8-Nick Sweigart; 15. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 16. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 17. 2-Erin Statler; 18. 55B-Rick Romig; 19. 17K-Kyle Keen. DNS – 83-Billy Ney.

 

 

NO PANIC IN FRANEK AS HE TAKES PANTHER FRAMEWORX $5,000 COLE CUP POWERED BY DONATH MOTORWORX WIN

VERNON, NY – Davie Franek has very limited experience at the Utica-Rome Speedway in his career. The Wantage, N.J., driver has made it a point this season to get out on the road and hit more shows in New York rather than closer to home. After Sunday night it’s easy to say that Franek is quickly finding his groove in the Empire States. For the first time the Panther Frameworx Cole Cup powered by Donath Motor Worx was a 50-lap A-Main format. At the conclusion, it was Franek taking home the Cole Cup, the big check and a $5,000 payday.

“Definitely the biggest win of my career for sure,” commented Franek afterwards. “To do it at Utica-Rome, it’s a place we’ve struggled at. We just kept working on it and kept working on it going to our notes. We put our heads together and we knew what we had to do. Everything just fell our way. The car was really, really good tonight.”

The Cole Cup got underway with Canadian Dylan Westbrook controlling the pace from his pole starting spot. Westbrook battled Joe Trenca on the opening lap before securing the lead. He remained the leader before the first caution came for a spinning Larry Wight on lap six.

Westbrook remained in the top spot on the restart with Franek moving up to second and Trenca falling back to third. Franek stalked Westbrook for the top spot only to have him be up to the challenge in the early stages of the extra-distance affair.

There were 15-laps complete when Danny Varin entered the fray with the top two as all three of them raced in traffic. Varin pulled an amazing three-wide move to go from third to first on lap 17 as the trio raced off the second turn.

Varin showed the way until a bobble on lap 21 allowed Westbrook to sneak back by him for the lead. Franek did the same relegating Varin back to third. They remained the top three when the competition red flag period was called for after 25-laps were complete.

After a 10-minute break the cars were refired with Westbrook holding the race lead and Franek pulling up next to him for the green flag. It was all Westbrook and Franek at this point while Matt Tanner made the move to take over the third position at the green.

Caution was needed on lap 32 as Jonathan Preston got off the top of turn four. Once racing resumed Westbrook hit throttle to bring the field to green and as he did the car pulled a wheel-stand coming down the frontstretch allowing Franek to take over as the leader. At the same time Chuck Hebing moved up to second.

“I saw him pull the wheelie and I knew I had to beat him down into turn one,” stated Franek about the pass for the lead. “I beat him down into one and set sail there. I knew as long as I kept my speed up and everything, hit my marks, I was carrying enough wing speed and everything was good. I didn’t think anyone was going to blow around me.”

Franek and Hebing showed the way while Westbrook was forced to contend with Tanner for the third spot. While the top three mixed it up Shawn Donath and Larry Wight, who both ran the B-Main, were working their to the front to become contenders.

Franek found himself in traffic on lap 39 allowing Hebing to close in to challenge for the lead. Before Hebing could make his move one final yellow came on lap 41 for Paulie Colagiovanni as he spun in turn two.

Hebing pulled along-side of Franke on the restart while Tanner looked down to the bottom as field raced into turn one. It was all for naught as Franek went on to take the checkers for his first ever Utica-Rome Speedway win. Hebing came home second while Tanner, Wight and Donath completed the top five.

UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS (6/23/19) – DONATH MOTOR WORX / PANTHER FRAMEWORX

COLE CUP 360 SPRINT CAR OPEN FEATURE FINISH (50-LAPS): 1 DAVIE FRANEK 2 Chuck Hebing 3 Matt Tanner 4 Larry Wight 5 Shawn Donath 6 Jason Barney 7 Scott Holcomb 8 Dylan Westbrook 9 Billy VanInwegen 10 Danny Varin 11 Lucas Wolfe 12 Josh Pieniazek 13 Paulie Colagiovanni 14 Dylan Swiernik 15 Denny Peebles 16 Joe Trenca 18 Chad Miller 19 Mike Kiser 20 Josh Flint 21 Jeff Cook 22 Jonathan Preston 23 Emily VanInwegen 24 Parker Evans

DNQ Mike Mahaney, Dave Axton, Sammy Reakes IV, Kelly Hebing, Ryan Conium, Dustin Purdy, Pete Richardson, Mack DeMan, Cory Sparks

 

 

Jake McLain Scores TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Triumph at Carolina Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GASTONIA, N.C. (June 24, 2019) - Jake McLain became the third different feature winner in as many races this season for the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour, which featured its biggest car count of the season last Friday at Carolina Speedway.

Nearly two dozen drivers took part in the RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series event with McLain edging Lance Moss by one eighth of a second at the finish line.

Moss was light at the scales, moving Nick Tucker up to the runner-up position. Jake Karklin rounded out the podium with Brandon McLain fourth and John Karklin fifth.

Moss, Brandon McLain and Steve Surniak were the heat race winners.

Mike Jackson was the winner of a 55-gallon drum of VP M1 methanol from VP Fuels of Taylorsville and Mike Sellers was the winner of the TriboDyn Lubricants sponsorship drawing.

Saturday's weekend finale at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C., rained out. Series and track officials are looking for a makeup date later this season.

The next TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour event is July 6 at Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C.

TRIBODYN LUBRICANTS CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR RESULTS AT CAROLINA SPEEDWAY (June 21, 2019) -

A Main : 1. Jake McLain; 2. Nick Tucker; 3. Jake Karklin; 4. Brandon McLain; 5. John Karklin; 6. Steve Surniak; 7. Terry Peters; 8. Mike Jackson; 9. Frank Peters; 10. Daniel Oliver; 11. Sean Vardell; 12. Shawn Mott; 13. Mike Leraas; 14. Ben McCall; 15. Tim Perry; 16. Duane Moore; 17. Mike Sellers; 18. Chaz Woodward; 19. George Blaney; 20. Bronzie Lawson; 21. Lance Moss. 22. Bobby Komisarski.

Heat 1 : 1. Lance Moss; 2. Nick Tucker; 3. Daniel Oliver; 4. Mike Leraas; 5. George Blaney; 6. Duane Moore; 7. Chaz Woodward.

Heat 2 : 1. Brandon McLain; 2. Jake Karklin; 3. John Karklin; 4. Frank Peters; 5. Mike Sellers; 6. Ben McCall; 7. Shawn Mott.

Heat 3 : 1. Steve Surniak; 2. Jake McLain; 3. Terry Peters; 4. Bronzie Lawson; 5. Sean Vardell; 6. Tim Perry; 7. Mike Jackson.

2019 FEATURE WINNERS -

Jake Karklin - 1 (Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on May 18); Jake McLain - 1 (Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on June 21); and Nick Tucker - 1 (Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., on April 27)

UP NEXT -

July 6 at Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarolinaSprintTour/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

TriboDyn Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels, Superior Steering Wheels, Newlin Bar Service, Pitbull Lifts, Velocita Racewear and Next Level Custom Apparel

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

Franek Gets Third PST Victory of 2019 at Land of Legends Raceway

By Curtis Berleue (Canandaigua, NY) | For the third time in 2019 Davie Franek landed in Patriot Sprint Tour victory lane, this time at Land of Legends Raceway. In the tours second appearance of the season at the Canandaigua, NY oval, Franek would lead green to checkered and was followed across the line by Jeff Trombley and Jason Barney.

Current point leader Davie Franek and 2015 tour champion Sammy Reakes IV would bring the 22-car field to green. Franek was able to jump to an early advantage and was able to ride right around the top edge of the speedway en-route to victory.

“We really weren’t that good in the heat race, but we changed a bunch of stuff around for the feature, just kept up with it and it turned out pretty good,” an elated Franek told Doug Elkins in victory lane.

Third-starting Jeff Trombley was able to move up one spot for a second-place finish.

“The track got a little bit different than we anticipated, so we made a few changes to the car, and it was real close” stated Trombley of his second-place finish. “We had a lot of fun out there.”

Rounding out the podium was Bonnells Rod Shop Dash winner Jason Barney, who was able to climb from his 9th-place starting spot to finish a strong third place.

“We were good early, I think we were good the whole time,” said Barney. “I think we were good the whole time. It helps being in the dash, it gave us a chance to see the track again.”

28 cars packed the pits at the Land of Legends Raceway for the 5th points event on the tour schedule, setting up a three-heat format for the night. Heat wins went to Jeff Trombley, Jordan Thomas and Jared Zimbardi.

The Bonnells Rod Shop Four Laps of Fame dash comprised of the cars scored 9-14 in passing points from the heat races was won by Jason Barney. One B-Main was run, with four additional starting spots for the A-Main on the line. Parker Evans, Jonathan Preston, Dave Axton and Pete Richardson finished 1-4 and thus transferred to the A-Main.

Davie Franek’s victory extended his points lead to 34 points over Joe Trenca and Jordan Thomas, with 5-time champion Jared Zimbardi moving up to fourth in points and Jonathan Preston rounding out the top five.

The tour now has two weekends off before springing back into action at Woodhull Raceway for the second of three times in 2019 on Saturday July 13. The tour will then head to Canada for a 4-race swing including stops at Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday July 20, Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday July 21, and two nights at Ohsweken Speedway on Monday and Tuesday July 22 & 23.

For up to date Patriot Sprint Tour information, please be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com and to connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Ground Control Landscaping, Bonnells Auto Group, Bonnells Rod Shop, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, ASI Racewear, CBP Media.

Quick Results:

A-Main: 1) 28f-Dave Franek ($2,000), 2) 3a-Jeff Trombley, 3) 87-Jason Barney, 4) 45-Chuck Hebing, 5) 17-Sammy Reakes IV, 6) 22-Jonathan Preston, 7) 66-Erik Karlsen, 8) 48jr.-Darryl Ruggles, 9) 98-Joe Trenca, 10) 90-Matt Tanner, 11) 35-Jared Zimbardi, 12) 61-Parker Evans, 13) 79-Jordan Thomas, 14) 36d-Steve Doell Jr., 15) 41j-Josh Flint, 16) 10LC-Kelly Hebing, 17) 48a-Alysha Bay, 18) X-Dan Bennett, 19) 2-Dave Axton, 20) 17z-Josh Azzi, 21) 22r-Mike Koehler, 22) 67-Pete Richardson

B-Main: 1) 61-Parker Evans, 2) 22-Jonathan Preston, 3) 2-Dave Axton, 4) 67-Pete Richardson, 5) 99k-Dan Kuhn, 6) 9k-Kevin Carlson, 7) 16L-Roger Levesque, 8) 99-John Trenca, 9) 121-Steve Glover(DNS), 10) 30-Scott Goodrich(DNS)

Heat 1: 1) Jeff Trombley, 2) Chuck Hebing, 3) Matt Tanner, 4) Kelly Hebing, 5) Mike Koehler, 6) Josh Flint, 7) Parker Evans, 8) Pete Richardson, 9) Jonathan Preston, 10) Dan Kuhn

Heat 2: 1) Jordan Thomas, 2) Jason Barney, 3) Joe Trenca, 4) Davie Franek, 5) Steve Doell, 6) Dan Bennett, 7) Dave Axton, 8) Scott Goodrich, 9) John Trenca.

Heat 3: 1) Jared Zimbardi, 2) Erik Karlsen, 3) Darryl Ruggles, 4) Sammy Reakes IV, 5) Alysha Bay, 6) Josh Azzi, 7) Kevin Carlson, 8) Roger Levesque, 9) Steve Glover

Bonnells Rod Shop Four Laps of Fame Dash: 1) Jason Barney, 2) Matt Tanner, 3) Josh Flint, 4) Joe Trenca, 5) Steve Doell, 6) Kelly Hebing

Point Standings:

1) Davie Franek (724), 2) Joe Trenca (690), 3) Jordan Thomas (672), 4) Jared Zimbardi (649), 5) Jonathan Preston (535), 6) Kyle Drum (528), 7) Pete Richardson (486), 8) Josh Azzi (480), 9) Roger Levesque (443), 10) Steve Doell (438)

 

 

Otto Sitterly Passes Aric Iosue on Late Restart to Become First Repeat Novelis Supermodified Winner of 2019

OSWEGO, NY (June 23, 2019) - Defending track champion Otto Sitterly became the first repeat Supermodified winner of 2019 when he passed race long leader Aric Iosue with eight to go and captured his 44th career victory on Helena-Agri Enterprises Night at Oswego Speedway.

Making up the front row for the 50-lap main event were Lou LeVea Jr. and Iosue. Despite LeVea Jr. taking the lead at the green flag, it took Iosue less than a lap to go under the No. 83 and thus begin to build a humongous advantage over the field.

One of the earliest cars on the move was the Brandon Bellinger No. 02. Bellinger started sixth, but had gone around both Dan Connors Jr. and Dave Danzer with two laps in the books, moving him into the fourth spot.

Second generation Canadian pilot Logan Rayvals was the next to make an early bid inside the top five. The fourth starter put his No. 94 to the inside of LeVea and took over second place with five laps in, but Iosue was already way out in front.

For the next eight laps, Bellinger and Danzer worked LeVea over for third. On lap 13, the door opened as Bellinger got to the inside going into turn three with Danzer following through. It was now Iosue, Rayvals, Bellinger, Danzer, and LeVea making up the top five.

On lap 15, the driver of the No. 7 car decided it was “time to go.” Using the extreme outside lane of the speedway, Sitterly made an unbelievable move to go by four cars in one lap including Joe Gosek, Dave Shullick Jr, Connors Jr, and LeVea Jr. to get up to sixth.

Meanwhile, Dave Gruel had gone by the LeVea No. 83 as well, moving his No. 50 into fifth place. With twenty laps in the books, Iosue had since built a half track lead over Rayvals, Bellinger, Danzer, Gruel, and Sitterly.

At halfway, the second and third place cars began to close in on the Iosue No. 11 as he was now maneuvering through heavy lapped traffic. That is also when Sitterly went around both Gruel and Danzer to grab fourth.

With Sitterly on the charge, Iosue continued his march through lapped traffic without hesitation. The fourth year driver gave no ground to second and third place running Rayvals and Bellinger, who had begun to battle for position.

When Rayvals and Bellinger got hung up in lapped traffic in the midst of their duel for second, this allowed Sitterly to close almost instantly. On lap 30, both Bellinger and Sitterly worked by the Rayvals No. 94, dropping him back to fourth.

On lap 37, Sitterly drew to Bellinger’s back bumper as the No. 02 had difficulties getting by a lapped car. When Bellinger hesitated going into turn three, Sitterly went underneath both of them to inherit the runner-up spot.

At this point, it appeared as if Sitterly was the fastest car on the race track, but he only had a mere thirteen laps to catch Iosue who was still at least a half track ahead. That was only until the yellow flag flew with seven to go for a jam up just outside the top five.

On lap 43, Shullick and Rayvals got together in turns one and two, sending the No. 94 around. This also collected the Connors No. 01 and the Gosek No. 00, both of which ended up out for the night. Rayvals was able to continue on, but the spin threw out a sure top five finish.

The caution flag also proved to be very costly for Iosue, as his gigantic lead was thrown away as well, bringing Sitterly right to his back bumper. On the restart, Iosue got sideways coming off of turn two, allowing Otto to capitalize and drive right on by up high.

With three laps to go, Iosue was able to close back in on the Sitterly No. 7, but the yellow flag came out twice on lap 47. First, Keith Shampine spun in turn two. One lap later, Gruel’s strong run ended in the foam in between turns three and four.

Iosue had one last shot at Sitterly on the final restart, but this time around it was ‘Ottomattic’ as Sitterly picked up the race win over Iosue in second and Bellinger in third. Shullick finished in fourth and Danzer in fifth.

Completing the top ten were Alison Sload, Michael Barnes, Rayvals, Shampine, and Jeff Abold. Snyder, LeVea Jr, rookie Jack Patrick, and Gosek rounded out the top fifteen.

Sitterly was the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger for yet another week, coming from row six to pick up the win. Rayvals picked up his second Lighthouse Lanes Up & Comer Award of the year as he recovered for an eighth place run.

Oswego Speedway is off this Saturday, June 29, but its 69th Season will continue with the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Prix Special on July 6 featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and 350 Supermodifieds.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, you can visit the track’s website online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Fans can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

BOX SCORE

Helena Agri-Enterprises Night

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Novelis Supermodifieds

Feature (50-laps): 1. 7 OTTO SITTERLY, 2. 11 Aric Iosue, 3. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 4. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 5. 52 Dave Danzer, 6. 39 Alison Sload, 7. 68 Michael Barnes, 8. 94 Logan Rayvals, 9. 55 Keith Shampine, 10. 05 Jeff Abold, 11. 0 Tim Snyder, 12. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 13. 90 Jack Patrick, 14. 50 Dave Gruel, 15. 00 Joe Gosek, 16. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 17. 54 Camden Proud, 18. 56 Hal LaTulip

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 2. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 3. 94 Logan Rayvals, 4. 11 Aric Iosue, 5. 39 Alson Sload, 6. 90 Jack Patrick

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 0 Tim Snyder, 2. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 3. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 4. 55 Keith Shampine, 5. 00 Joe Gosek, 6. 56 Hal LaTulip

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 52 Dave Danzer, 2. 50 Dave Gruel, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 68 Michael Barnes, 6. 54 Camden Proud

Group Time Trials: 1. 00 Joe Gosek - 15.918, 2. 39 Alison Sload - 16.016, 3. 50 Dave Gruel - 16.029, 4. 95 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.046, 5. 11 Aric Iosue - 16.112, 6. 7 Otto Sitterly - 16.164, 7. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.189, 8. 94 Logan Rayvals - 16.225, 9. 52 Dave Danzer - 16.303, 10. 0 Tim Snyder - 16.328, 11. 01 Dan Connors Jr. - 16.349, 12. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.369, 13. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.528, 14. 54 Camden Proud - 16.670, 15. 90 Jack Patrick - 16.768, 16. 83 Lou LeVea Jr. - 16.849, 17. 56 Hal LaTulip - 17.734, 18. 05 Jeff Abold - 18.378

 

 

ARMSTRONG BAGS HUGE PAYDAY IN WINCHESTER NON-WING RETURN
From: David Sink
Winchester, Ind. – June 23, 2019 – Caleb Armstrong made his first-ever visit to Winchester Speedway Sunday afternoon when he captured the Auto Value Super Sprints (AVSS) 40-lap feature, and in the process pick up a hefty pay day for his efforts.
Non-wing sprint cars made their return to Winchester Speedway for the first time in eight years Sunday afternoon. A good crowd greeted the event that was part of the annual “Old Timers Weekend”.
Armstrong was the day’s quick qualifier. Armstrong toured the high-banked half mile speedway with a lap of 14.475 seconds.
Polesitter Kyle O’Gara got the jump and lead the opening seven laps before surrendering the lead to Bobby Santos III. Armstrong, who started eighth, didn’t waste time had took the lead from Santos on lap nineteen and never looked back.
Santos, Aaron Pierce, and Jacob Wilson contested a furious battle for second place While Armstrong built up a sizeable lead. At the checkered flag Wilson claimed second followed by Santos, Pierce, and Shane Cottle rounding out the top five. The 40-lap race went caution free and was completed in 10:31.
In victory lane Armstrong explained how special the Winchester Speedway win was for him. “Man, this is awesome” Armstrong explained. “A lot of guys have run here, and I always wanted to come here since I was a little kid. USAC quit running here before I turned 16. I never thought I’d get to run here. Then they announced this race. It was cool to come here and race and awesome to win here my first time”.
The newcomer was fast right out of the box and explained why he was successful in his maiden Winchester Speedway visit. “My right foot. You just gotta hammer down here. This place is fast. I feel more comfortable the heavier I am with the throttle here. I also got a good crew chief in Kevin Besecker. We had this thing fast from the get-go. It was on rails. Santos was difficult get around becausehe had so much speed. I finally crossed him over coming out of four and got around him. I was hoping for no cautions the rest of the way. It surprisingly went that way and we stayed out front” concluded Armstrong.
Armstrong beat Wilson to the checkered flag by 4.635 seconds. Armstrong claimed the $8,000 first place money and picked up another $1,100 in lap leader bonuses that paid $50 per lap lead.
FINISH:
1. Caleb Armstrong (7c)
2. Jacob Wilson (07)
3. Bobby Santon III (22a)
4. Aaron Pierce (26)
5. Shane Cottle (95)
6. Kyle O’Gara (67)
7. Tyler Roahrig (56)
8. Tony Main (74)
9. Christian Koehler (1)
10. Brain Vaughn (71)
11. Ronnier Gardner (12)
12. Johnny Petrozelle (81)
13. Tom Geren (10g)
14. Chris Randolph (35)
15. Doug Dietsch (0) DNS
16. Joe Ligouri (13) DNS

 

Northway 90 Challenge Highlights CRSA Schedule

For Immediate Release By CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY (6/23/19) – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action in just under three weeks-time at the Afton Motorsports Park. The event will be the fourth of the fourteen race schedule.

Like in seasons past, the 2019 CRSA Sprint Car Schedule is also broken up into mini-series’ complete with post season awards on top of the overall CRSA points race. In 2019 there are two mini-series –the CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Five Star Series presented by SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment and the Northway 90 Challenge.

The Northway 90 Challenge is presented by Kennedy’s Towing of Troy and is made up of five events in the Capital District and Southern Tier of New York State. The series opened on Sunday June 2nd at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in Fultonville. Picking up the win and in the process taking the early points lead was Edinburg’s Cory Sparks.

Going forward the mini-series will visit the 105 year old Fonda Speedway on Saturday July 27th and then the fast quarter mile of Glen Ridge a day later. The mini-series picks back up on Friday August 9th at the Great Race Place, the Albany-Saratoga Speedway before heading back to Fonda for a $1,000 to win event on Saturday September 14th. The mini-series and the 2019 overall season conclude at the Afton Motorsports Park on Friday October 11th.

Both of the Fonda events and the Afton season and series finale pay $1,000 to win.

In 2018 Jeff Trombley picked up the Kennedy’s Towing Northway 90 Challenge Mini-Series title. Thomas Radivoy finished second with Emily VanInwegen third, Dana Wagner fourth and Justin Mills fifth. A year prior, Trombley also was the mini-series champion. The 2017 final standings would see Trombley win over Josh Pieniazek, Radivoy, Dalton Herrick and Christian Rumsey.

The 2019 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action at the Afton Motorsports Park on Friday July 12th.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc. and Country Service Center.

 

 

Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series     6/22/19 Hibbing Raceway
Mother Nature blessed us with a beautiful Saturday for the Rene Hughes Memorial and the 2nd race in the North/South challenge series between the POWRi Northern Renegades and the PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series on the Iron Range at Hibbing Raceway.
The PIRTEK UMSS Traditional sprints would take the track as the first feature race of the night and they would not dissappoint. The Traditionals would give a three wide solute with Jori Hughes out front in honor of Rene Hughes to begin the event in style. The 38s of Al Stettner would race out to an early lead with the 93 (Peterson), 34 (Stordahl) and 19b (Berger) all clamoring for the top spot. After coming out of turn 4 three wide the 93 of Peterson would claim the point with a hard charging Caho in the 65 car moving into 3rd and looking to catch him. The 2nd through 5th place cars were so close and trading spots often but could not quite catch the 93 of Brad Peterson who would retain the lead until the end for his 2nd visit of the weeked to Rock Auto Victory Lane.
The PIRTEK UMSS Winged Sprints would have the 7 of Gummer Cummings and 19 of Jack Berger lead a nine car field to the green, very quickly the 7 of Hanson and the 95 of Bradwell found the top side. A caution at lap 4 slowed the field and had the pair of 7's up front for the restart. This was a wild feature with cars on the top, cars on the bottom the pair of 7's slicing and dicing through traffic. In the end it was Harry Hanson who would park it in the Rock Auto Victory Lane.
Next up for the PIRTEK UMSS is thelegendary Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday, June 29 as part of Cedar Lake’s annualFirecracker Special. More information can be found on www.umsprints.com , or by visiting the series’ facebook page.

RACE RESULTS:
PIRTEK UMSS Traditional Sprint A Feature - Brad Peterson, Rob Caho Jr, Denny Stordahl, Jon Lewerer, Jori Hughes, Caley Emerson, Allen Stettner, Paul Schultz, Jack Berger, Ken Hron, Troy Gessner, Josh Braford, Kevin Bradwell, Ryan Johnson, Tommy Colburn, Teal Arneson (DNF), Zach Hansen (DNF), Harry Hanson (DNF)
PIRTEK Heat Race 1 - Denny Stordahl, Jack Berger, Paul Schultz, Brad Peterson, Zach Hansen, Tommy Colburn, Troy Gessner, Josh Braford, Harry Hanson (DNF)
PIRTEK Heat Race 2 - Allen Stettner, Jori Hughes, Rob Caho Jr, Caley Emerson, Jon Lewerer, Kevin Bradwell, Ryan Johnson, Ken Hron, Teal Arnason

PIRTEK UMSS Winged Sprints A Feature - Harry Hanson, Gunner Cummings, Jack Berger, Denny Stordahl, Josh Braford, Kevin Bradwell, Jeff Kirchner, Jori Hughes (driving the 15E of Caley Emerson) and Ryan Johnson.
PIRTEK Heat Race 1 - Gunner Cummings, Harry Hanson, Jack Berger, Denny Stordahl, Josh Braford, Kevin Bradwell, Jeff Kirchner, Ryan Johnson and Caley Emerson (DNS)

 

 

POTOSKY BECOMES LATEST NEW SHARON OUTLAW MOD WINNER IN "BICKERSTAFF CUP" FOR "JOHN C. REBHAN MEMORIAL"; CAREER 1ST RUSH SPRINT WIN FOR WOODHALL; KRISTYAK AGAIN IN RUSH MODS
by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 22, 2019 After two disappointing rainouts in the last week, Sharon Speedway was finally blessed with a gorgeous summer day on Saturday allowing the Menards "Super Series" event to be completed on Warren Fabricating & Machine and AMG Jet Night. Celebrating with victories in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Mike Potosky-Outlaw Mods (IMCA-type) in the "John C. Rebhan Memorial" for the "Bickerstaff Cup" Series, Brian Woodhall-RUSH Sprint Cars, and Rob Kristyak-HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Also, David Kalb, Jr. captured the "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Warren Fab, formerly owned by John C. Rebhan and now run by his daughter, had a company picnic before the event.

On June 8, standout racer Brian Ruhlman captured his first career Sharon win in the debut of the "Bickerstaff Cup" Series for the Outlaw Mods. Fast forward to Saturday night and it was Mike Potosky becoming the second veteran racer in as many "Bickerstaff Cup" Series events to garner his first career Sharon win. Potosky led the entire way for the 25-lap feature win. Potosky not only received $1,200, but also a $100 gift card from Close Racing Supply and a case of beer from Penguin City Beer.

"It's about time we get one here at Sharon," stated the 44-year-old Guys Mills, Pa. racer. "The track was good, but challenging I'd call it. It was fun racing. I don't know if I had a shock going bad at the end. I have to thank my wife, my kids, and crew."

The top eight in passing points from the heat races redrew and it Potosky drawing the pole. Potosky jumped to the early lead with Josh Ferry getting by Gary Eicher for second. Following a caution with four laps completed, fifth starting Ruhlman moved to third past Eicher with 10th starting Shawn Shingledecker following in fourth. With most everyone running the top, Ferry got into the turn two wall and exited the event on lap 10 allowing Ruhlman to move into runner-up.

After losing a motor at the first "Bickerstaff Cup" Series event, Shingledecker began smoking and retired from the event on lap 11. A caution for Jeremy Double with 11 laps scored allowed Ruhlman a shot alongside Potosky for the double file restart, but Potosky would maintain the lead until a caution with 17 laps scored when Jacob Eucker blew a left rear tire. This time Ruhlman would grab the lead on the restart to lead the 18th circuit; however, one lap later, Potosky regained the lead and it was one he'd never relinquish as his A&MP Electric #m20 took the checkered flag first by 0.857 of a second. Potosky is the 54th different driver to win an E-Mod feature in the history of the speedway.

Ruhlman's second place finish allowed him to maintain the "Bickerstaff Cup" Series points lead after two of the four events. It was a three-wide battle for third on the final lap with Tyler Frankenberry edging out Chris Basich and Nathon Loney. Basich was the Burgan Real Estate Hard Charger advancing 19 positions from his 23rd place starting spot! Eicher dropped to sixth as Mike Kinney, Joe Gabrielson, Ty Rhoades, and Butch Lambert completed the top 10.

Potosky, Casey Bowers, and Ruhlman captured the Close Racing Supply heat races over the 25-car field, while Eucker won the last chance B main. Dwayne Clay was selected as the Dickson Racing Shocks Hard Luck recipient after requiring a double hook during his heat race, which ended his night. The next "Bickerstaff Cup" Series event will be July 20.

Brian Woodhall passed Shawn Smith using a wicked slide job on lap 10 to get by for good and raced on to his first career RUSH Sprint Car Series win in the 20-lap feature for the non-wing cars. At the last event on June 8, the former "410" Sprint Car and Mod Lite racer finished a close runner-up to defending Series Champion, Chad Ruhlman. The 20-car field was the highest at Sharon and matched the Series' all-time high car count for the second year division.

"I had to drive a little bit on that one," explained the 34-year-old Apollo, Pa. racer. "Towards the end of the race I was kind of looking for a caution because I couldn't feel my arms. I have to thank my dad at CNC Specialties, my wife for letting me do this, and everyone back at the shop to make this possible. I think these cars are a lot more fun and challenging to drive than 410 Sprints. They don't have the wing up top so you have to wheel the car little bit."

Woodhall started second and used the bottom in turn four to get by Smith to lead the opening lap; however, Smith stuck with him and the two raced side-by-side on lap two with Smith nosing ahead to take the lead. Fourth starting Zach Morrow had passed Arnie Kent for third on lap two and the top three distanced themselves from the field.

On lap nine, Woodhall tried a slider in turns one and two, but couldn't make the pass stick. One lap later, Woodhall ran Smith back down and this time got a better run exiting turn two to get by him down the backstretch. Morrow was able to follow in second taking the spot racing off turn two on lap 11. Woodhall caught traffic on lap 12 and was able to maintain a half-straightaway lead through traffic. Woodhall would grow his lead through the remainder of the event and took the checkered flag first by a commanding 4.621 seconds in his CNC Specialties Manufacturing/RFI-sponsored #8B.

Morrow was second. After leading eight laps, Smith dropped to third at the finish over Kent. Andy Feil was fifth. Brian Ruhlman beat out his nephew Kevin Ruhlman for sixth. Rounding out the top 10 were Jeremy Weaver, Brad Blackshear, and Dave Hawkins. Heat winners were Woodhall and Smith.

After failing to win a feature in his first full season of RUSH Sportsman Modified racing in 2018, former Big-Block Modified racer, Rob Kristyak, is on a roll. Kristyak worked his way past Connor King despite some contact to garner his second 20-lap HTMA/Precise Racing Products feature win in the past three events at Sharon, and swept the weekend for the Series as he also won on Friday night at Raceway 7. Kristyak became the division's first repeat winner of the season.

"That young kid wore me out," explained the 40-year-old Bristolville, Ohio racer when asked about King. "We found something up high. The car was tight at first, but I had to drive through it. I had to let him know I was there. The fans should like that better than no contact at all."

King went from third to first to lead the opening lap with Kristyak in second. Kristyak would track down King and powered around him on the outside brushing against the fence to make the winning move on lap 15. Kristyak took his 13th overall win at Sharon by 1.730 second in his Mark Thomas Ford/Classic Auto Glass/Wedge Motorsports/Bristol Disposal/Texas Roadhouse/T&C Automotive/C&R Tire-sponsored #00.

King was a career best Sharon finish of second. Chas Wolbert raced from 10th to finish third over Kole Holden and David Kalb, Jr. Sixth through 10th were Tony Tatgenhorst, Josh Deems, Chelsie Kriegisch followed by her sister Jessica Kriegisch, and Preston Cope. Kristyak, Gary Haupt, and King captured the heat race wins over the 21-car field.

David Kalb, Jr. ended the night winning his second "Wheelman" Non-Winners event. The 17-year-old Aurora, Ohio driver passed Amelia Clay on lap two and went unchallenged during the 10-lap event to earn $75. Kalb took the checkered flag first by a comfortable margin of 2.352 seconds in his Frankland Rear End/Newbury Tire-sponsored #11J. Jacob Wolfe came from seventh to finish second as Cope, Tatgenhorst, and Clay completed the first five.

Outlaw (E) Mods "Bickerstaff Cup" Series for the "John C. Rebhan Memorial" (25 laps, $1,200 to-win): 1. M20-MIKE POTOSKY [1]; 2. 49-Brian Ruhlman [5]; 3. 38-Tyler Frankenberry [9]; 4. 71C-Chris Basich [23]; 5. 10L-Nathon Loney [6]; 6. 29-Gary Eicher [2]; 7. 20P-Mike Kinney [8]; 8. 58-Joe Gabrielson [7]; 9. 12R-Ty Rhoades [12]; 10. 19H-Butch Lambert [18]; 11. 6M-Carl McKinney [14]; 12. 1-Buzz Seitz [22]; 13. 14A-Amanda Stiffler [20]; 14. 25-Mark Titus [19]; 15. 64-Jacob Eucker [13]; 16. 83-Jeremy Double [16]; 17. 54s-Shawn Shingledecker [10]; 18. 33-Josh Ferry [3]; 19. 27-Jeff Johnson [11]; 20. 14-Scott Stiffler [21]; 21. 44-Dan McEwen [17]; 22. 32-Alan Atkinson [24]; 23. 20-Casey Bowers [4]. DNS: 007-Dwayne Clay; 7-Alan Dellinger.

RUSH Sprint Cars (20 laps): 1. 8B-BRIAN WOODHALL [2]; 2. 27M-Zach Morrow [4]; 3. 36-Shawn Smith [1]; 4. 18-Arnie Kent [3]; 5. 9J-Andy Feil [8]; 6. 49-Brian Ruhlman [9]; 7. 23-Kevin Ruhlman [13]; 8. 41-Jeremy Weaver [10]; 9. 19-Brad Blackshear [15]; 10. 27-Dave Hawkins [5]; 11. 10-Brandon Blackshear [6]; 12. 27H-Brandon Hawkins [7]; 13. 35T-Philip Thornton [12]; 14. 37-Scott Hawkins [14]; 15. 35-Tyler Powell [16]; 16. 69-Brian Hartzell [18]; 17. 40-Brad Church [17]; 18. 21-Steven Pedley [11]. DNS: 4J-John Mollick; 87R-Chad Ruhlman.

HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (20 laps): 1. 1. 00-ROB KRISTYAK [1]; 2. 19-Connor King [3]; 3. C3-Chas Wolbert [10]; 4. 2-Kole Holden [7]; 5. 11J-David Kalb, Jr [9]; 6. 63T-Tony Tatgenhorst [5]; 7. 9D-Josh Deems [6]; 8. 10-Chelsie Kriegisch [11]; 9. 63-Jessica Kriegisch [4]; 10. 24P-Preston Cope [18]; 11. 28J-Jacob Jordan [19]; 12. 7-Jacob Wolfe [16]; 13. 25-Greg Porter [8]; 14. 30-Brandon Albert [17]; 15. 615-Cameron Nastasi [14]; 16. 16C-Amelia Clay [12]; 17. 12C-Calvin Clay [13]; 18. 11B-Don Blaney [15]; 19. 19G-Joe Gibson [20]; 20. 55R-Clayton Deems [21]; 21. 16-Gary Haupt [2].

Ohio Intra Express/C&R Tire RUSH Sportsman Modified "Wheelman" Non-Winners Race (10 laps, $75 to-win): 1. David Kalb, Jr. 2. Jacob Wolfe 3. Preston Cope 4. Tony Tatgenhorst 5. Amelia Clay 6. Brandon Albert 7. Don Blaney 8. Greg Porter 9. Cameron Nastasi 10. Clayton Deems 11. Calvin Clay-DNS 12. Jacob Jordan-DNS 13. Joe Gibson-DNS.

Coming up this Saturday night (June 29) will be the return by the "410" Sprint Cars in a $3,000 to-win event part of the Menards "Super Series". Also on the card will be the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. It's Kams Electric Services Night along with Armed Forces Night. Race time is 7 p.m.

 

 

Jade Hastings held off a hard charging Mark Dobmeier to claim Friday's Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA feature win at River Cities Speedway.

Hastings Goes Back-to-Back at River Cities

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (June 21, 2019) – For the second week in a row, Jade Hastings topped a loaded field of NOSA 410 Sprints during the Buffalo Wild Wings main event.
Nick Ranten and Tom Egeland brought the field to green with Ranten taking the early lead. Fifth-place starter, Jade Hastings, quickly moved into the second spot and tracked down Ranten to take the lead on lap five.

Mark Dobmeier took the second spot on lap six as Chris Ranten drove into third on lap nine. On the following lap, Ranten slid off the turn two embankment and took a hard series of end-over-end flips to bring out the red. Ranten was okay.

At the halfway point, Nick Ranten tumbled off of the edge of turn one. He was okay as well.
Dobmeier was given all he could handle by Wade Nygaard and Austin Pierce. Both Pierce and Nygaard were able to get by Dobmeier in the second half of the race, but the driver of the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 13 was able to eventually get back by to reclaim second.

In the final laps, Hastings’ engine started to lose power which allowed Dobmeier to close in. Dobmeier closed the gap dramatically on the last lap and looked like he had a chance to steal the win off turn four, but Hastings held on for the win.

NOTES:
Lap Leaders: Nick Ranten (1-4), Jade Hastings (5-25)
Hard Charger: Nick Omdahl (+8)
NOSA Debuts: Presley Truedson and Travis Strandell both made their NOSA debuts on Friday night. Strandell finished 15th in the feature. Truedson had engine troubles that kept her from starting the main event.

RESULTS:
Feature (25 Laps): 1. 8H-Jade Hastings, [5]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [8]; 3. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [10]; 4. 2A-Austin Pierce, [7]; 5. 0-Nick Omdahl, [13]; 6. 8C-Jack Croaker, [4]; 7. 13T-Ty Hanten, [14]; 8. 20A-Jordan Adams, [15]; 9. 10TRB-Bob Martin, [11]; 10. 11M-Brendan Mullen, [12]; 11. 99-Jordan Graham, [16]; 12. (DNF) 31-Shane Roemeling, [3]; 13. (DNF) 26-Blake Egeland, [6]; 14. (DNF) 55-Nick Ranten, [1]; 15. (DNF) 41T-Travis Strandell, [18]; 16. (DNF) 14-Tom Egeland, [2]; 17. (DNF) 27-Chris Ranten, [9]; 18. (DNF) 22-Tanner Wisk, [17]; (DQ) 2T-Presley Truedson, [19]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 55-Nick Ranten, [1]; 2. 31-Shane Roemeling, [2]; 3. 26-Blake Egeland, [4]; 4. 22-Tanner Wisk, [3]; 5. 2A-Austin Pierce, [8]; 6. 27-Chris Ranten, [9]; 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [7]; 8. 13T-Ty Hanten, [5]; 9. 11M-Brendan Mullen, [6]; 10. (DNF) 2T-Presley Truedson, [10]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [8]; 2. 14-Tom Egeland, [1]; 3. 8C-Jack Croaker, [2]; 4. 8H-Jade Hastings, [7]; 5. 20A-Jordan Adams, [4]; 6. 10TRB-Bob Martin, [6]; 7. 0-Nick Omdahl, [5]; 8. 99-Jordan Graham, [3]; 9. 41T-Travis Strandell, [9]

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, June 22, 2019)--Zach Raidart of Antioch, Illinois captured his first ever 20-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint Feature highlighting First Responder and Wm. Meyer & Sons of Libertyville, Illinois Night at Wilmot Raceway on the first official night of summer Saturday, June 22.
"This is a fantastic win," said Raidart, in his fifth season overall racing having won a mini-sprint feature prior at Wilmot. "To win in the wingless with a field of competitive drivers like we have means a lot. I have to thank my family, sponsors and the fans for supporting me."
Raidart, who became the fourth different Wilmot feature winner this season and seventh different on the overall Wisconsin WingLess series, jumped in front at the drop of the green never being headed. Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois was second. Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Illinois third. Trevor's Chris Dodd, a first responder fireman, fourth. Oconomowoc's Ryan Zielski fifth.
Brookfield's Adam Crapser won his first ever Wilmot 20-lap street stock feature becoming the third different winner in 2019. "The track was challenging and so was the battle up front," said Adam Crapser. "I have to thank my parents, grandparents, all our great sponsors who support me. I had my hands full with Rob and Mark Baker." "
Crapser worked his way in front at the midway point, overtaking early race leader Rob Maule of Hebron, Illinois, who ended up a close second by less than a car length. Defending Champion Mark Baker of Big Bend was third. Kenosha's Craig Kreuser fourth. Brookfield's Alex Crapser, Adam's brother, fifth.
"When you're in second place you like to see the caution, but not when you're the leader," said Jefferson's Zeke Bishofberger weathered a late race caution to take the modified feature. "The car ran super strong."
Bishofberger became the fourth different main event winner of the season, overtaking early leader Waterford's Jeff Bodendorfer Sr. five laps into the main opening a straightaway-plus lead. A caution at the halfway point erased the advantage. Bishofberger expanded the lead again, only to see it go away when a final caution flew five laps from the finish. A two-car tangle on the front straightaway during the white flag lap brought a yellow-checkered ending the race. South Milwaukee's Chris Carlson was second. Tim Hamburg of Dixon, Illinois third. Bodendorfer fourth. Tichigan's Michael Wittenburg fifth.
"It's been a while, but this win means a lot," said Scott Quarnstrom of Lake Villa, Illinois following his first 15-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder stock car main event in two years as he became the third different 4-cylinder main winner of the year.
Quarnstrom led flag to flag in the non-stop main with a fast closing John Cole of McHenry taking second by less than a car length. Salem's Ryan Johnson third. Defending champion Milwaukee's Tony Barron fourth. Waterford's DJ Rudzinski fifth.
"Driving this car at the track where it was originally raced back in the seventies is really a thrill," said Ringle's Jeremy Allard of his Milwaukee Stock Car Vintage Racing feature victory driving a Mike Neary and Ken Monroe built modified originally campaigned in 1975. Horicon's Ron Feller in a 1968 Chevelle body on a 1985 Allen Winker Engineering Chassis with a 400 Cubic Inch carburetor Chevy engine was second. Delavan's Scott Koepke was third. Madison's John Fahey in a Dodge Dart body with a 350 Chevy engine was fourth.
CK Contractors of Bristol provided complimentary checkered flags for the youngsters. Dan Erickson of Genoa City displayed his Pop Kline driven original Interstate Racing Association (IRA) modified allowing fans to sit in it and take pictures. The Kenosha American Legion Post 21 Color Guard of Jon Sutter, Jim Schmitz and Carol Bogar Jr. presented colors for National Anthem sung by Rachel Teeter, daughter of Wm. Meyer & Sons employee Gene Teeter. Tye Hammerle of Kenosha provided fly over with his bi-plane.
In pre-race ceremonies, Wm. Meyer & Sons President Greg Buric presented a donation check to PADS of Lake County. Charlie Meyer presented donation check from the Meyer McPike Furry Friends Foundation to Animal House Shelter of Huntley, Illinois.
Next up for the 1/3-mile clay oval is the final First Responder Night Saturday, June 29 featuring AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars. First responders showing identification at the ticket office will be admitted free to the grandstand guests of Wilmot Raceway and Kenosha County Fair. Grandstand admission June 29 is $15.00 ages 12 and over, $5.00 ages 7-11 with ages 6 & under admitted free.
A special mid-week show on Tuesday, July 2 features the UMP Summer Nationals Late Model Tour making its only area stop at Wilmot. Modifieds and street stocks join the regional and national stars.
Grandstands open both nights at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity at 5:45 p.m. and racing to follow. Wilmot Raceway is located on Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot, Wisconsin with acres of free parking available. For updates phone track side race line 262-862-2090, check the official web site wilmotraceway.com or the track Facebook page.
SUMMARY - WM. MEYER & SONS OF LIBERTYVILLE, IL/FIRST RESPONDERS NIGHT - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WI - SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 2. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 3. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 4. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 5. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 6. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 7. Brian Kristan, Zion, IL; 8. Johnny Fahl, Brown Deer; 9. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 10. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 11. James Walldan, Kenosha; 12. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 13. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 14. Greg Alt, Delavan; 15. Craig Campton, Pardeeville; 16. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL; 17. Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove; 18. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 19. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 20. George Gaertner, Salem; 21. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 22. Paul Shaffer, Milwaukee; 23. Charles Spoonmore, Somonauk, IL; 24. Tom Eller, Zion.
12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Cox; 2. Steve Clott, Madison; 3. Davis; 4. Gaertner; 5. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 6. Campton; 7. Lance Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 8. William Huck, Mukwonago; 9. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 10. Andrew Kiedrowski, Union Grove.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Petska; Kristan; Zielski; Sivia.
FAST QUALIFIER: Cox(:14.629 seconds).

 

Davis, Schmidt, Kulow, Schultz claim PDTR A-main hardware

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) JUNE 22, 2019 – Racers and fans arrived at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. amidst warm weather and clear skies for the first time during the 2019 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season on Saturday, June 22.

Two drivers won for the second time this season, one for the first time in nearly a year, and another for the first time with PDTR. The four divisions of competitors would give the fans an evening of exciting racing on a well-prepared track, which provided two and sometimes three-wide racing.

The 25-lap Richard’s Supper Club and Motel of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car A-main saw 2010 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis from South Milwaukee take advantage of his outside front row starting position and edge ahead of polesitter Travis Arenz of Sheboygan on the second lap. Davis would show his 30 plus years of experience and drive to his 22nd win with PDTR and series leading 59th overall win with the Midwest Sprint Car Association.

In the Gasroots Project Late Model division, Jim Schmidt from Cleveland won for the first time since last August, besting a field of fast cars that raced hard. In the Klips and Tips Grand National A-main, Plymouth’s Tyler Kulow took his second win of the season and sixth career checkered with PDTR.

Visiting driving Nick Schultz of Beaver Dam won for the first time with PDTR besting the field in the Cellcom B-Mod division.

In getting his second win in his last three races with PDTR, Kurt Davis had to take the lead away from a determined Arenz, who started on the pole. Davis used a wide track to pass Arenz on the outside early and survived several restarts to stay in front.

While Davis and Arenz stayed close until a caution flag waved on lap four, others were charging ahead. After the restart, 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh would move into third coming from his sixth-place starting spot. Another driver on the move was Josh Walter from Plymouth, who came from his 12th starting spot to settle into seventh in the running order.

The second caution flag for a spin in turn three bunched the field again, but still Davis was too fast to be passed. At this point, Davis, Arenz, McMullen, Kevin Karnitz of West Bend and Glenbuelah’s Jim Melis would be the front five cars.

Davis would eventually build a six car-length lead and would soon catch the back of the field. While Davis was weaving past cars high and low, last year’s PDTR 360 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year, Arenz, would catch him with five laps remaining and make for an exciting finish, but again it would be 30-plus year veteran, Davis, the winner.

Finishing in the top-five behind Davis were Arenz in second, McMullen third, Melis fourth and Karnitz rounding out the top five.

For Jim Schmidt, who was making only his third start of the season with PDTR, despite starting outside the front row next to polesitter “Diamond” Jim Letizia of Milwaukee, the win was anything but easy. A high-side pass in turn four gave Schmidt the lead, but a caution would slow the pace after Joe Bongiorno of Milwaukee and Rick Scheffler of Waukesha tangled between turns three and four. Both drivers would make a quick visit to the pits and promptly return.

Back under the green, Tim “The Toolman” Buhler from Greenbush would move into second from his fourth starting spot before Letizia would spin on lap 3, resulting in a flat tire and another caution. Defending PDTR Late Model champion Justin Schmidt of Cleveland would now settle into third and soon he would be in second challenging his father. Justin’s attempted inside pass was negated by Jim, who would stay in front.

Four-time PDTR Late Model champion Brad Mueller of Random Lake picked up a several spots moving from sixth to fourth before racing side by side with Buhler. Meanwhile, last week’s winner Justin Ritchie from New London closed in from his seventh starting spot.

After a restart when two cars tangled on the backstretch, Ritchie and Mueller would swap positions creating a lot of excitement for the fans. With 10 laps left, Jim Schmidt would enjoy a nice lead with Justin Schmidt and Ritchie behind. Then with six laps left Oostburg’s Charlie Schmidt would squeeze past Buhler for fourth.

By the final lap, Justin Schmidt would move in close to the leader, but the veteran Jim Schmidt would hold on for the win, which would be his 15th Late Model A-main victory with PDTR.

Rounding out the top behind the winner were Justin Schmidt in second, Ritchie third, Charlie Schmidt in fourth and Mueller rounding out the top five.

The Grand National feature, which was the first run in the program was also raced hard. Polesitter Josh Pierce from Fredonia would establish an early lead from the pole. On the second lap, three cars tangled and the yellow flag waved.

On the restart, Tyler Kulow who started in the fourth position, would be in second. They would stay that way until lap 10 when Kulow would make a pass coming into turn three for the lead.

J.J. Pagel of St. Cloud and Will Sorce of Franksville would run a number of laps side by side for third and fourth, but later they would get together bringing out a yellow. Oostburg’s Luke Scholten, who started 11th, raced hard on the high side of the track, as did Dick Hed from Plymouth. With 10 laps left, Kulow would be ahead of Pierce, Steven Weber of Plymouth, Nick Schumacher of Eagle and Jess Muehlbauer of Elkhart Lake.

Source, after restarting at the back, would charge up to sixth by lap 20 where he would finish. With two laps left, Schumacher, Weber and Muehlbauer would show the fans some three-wide racing before the race ended with Kulow claiming the victory, followed by Pierce in second, Schumacher third, Weber in fourth and Muehlbauer rounding out the top five.

Nick Schultz would start on the pole of the B Mod A main with Skyler Woods of Beaver Dam on the outside. The start was negated immediately when Justin Bauer and Gary Glander came together at the starting cone. Glander’s car was done for the night. However, Bauer would restart at the tail.

The yellow lap would wave after one lap when two cars got together in turn two. Bill Edler of Howards Grove would restart in second with Woods in third and Elijah Koenigs of Beaver Dam ahead of Barry Maas of Cascade.

Schultz and Edler would race hard and on lap seven, making contact in turn one, but both were able to hold their positions. Meanwhile, Koenig would close in on both of them before a caution came out after Koenig and Edler, along with several other cars, would tangle in turn one. Tim Warner of Fond du Lac would go to the pits, but promptly return.

On the restart, Schultz would be followed by Woods, Barry Maas. Mark Hoeppner of Rubicon and Steve Lorier of Sheboygan. After restarting at the back, Bauer would make his way up to sixth where he would finish. With two laps left Hoeppner, Maas and Bauer would be three-wide.

At the finish line, it was Schultz leading the way, followed by Woods in second, Travis Schmidt of Waldo in third, Hoeppner fourth and Maas in fifth.

The 360 Sprint Car B-Main was won by Lance Fassbender of Burnett, while Marcus Hoeppner won the B-Mod B main.

The next PDTR racing program, which will be held on Friday, June 28, will pay tribute to Late Model racer Russ Scheffler, who passed away in the fall 2017. To date, Scheffler has won more races with PDTR than any other driver.

A reported purse of about $18,500 will be paid to the Late Model Division. 360 Sprint Cars, Grand Nationals and B Mods will also compete. The grandstand will open at 4:30 with hot laps at 5:30 and racing to start at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, June 29, there will no racing at The Plymouth Dirt Track and on Saturday, July 6 again there will be no racing in conjunction with the Fourth of July weekend.

PDTR Saturday night racing will resume on Saturday, July 13 and include a special “Remembering Randy Tracy” tribute in honor of the former Winged Super Modified racer, who recently passed away. Additional money will be awarded in the 360 Sprint Car division on July 13.

RICHARD’S OF DUNBAR SPRINT CAR Date of Race: June 22, 2019 HEAT 1 1, Travis Arenz 2, Shane Wenninger 3, Josh Walter 4, Anthony Knierim 5, Tim Haddy 6, Josh Teunissen 7, Brandon Berth 8, Mike Decker. HEAT 2 1, Jack Vanderboom 2, Paul Pokorski 3, Al Schlafer 4, Danny Schlafer 5, Tyler Brabant 6, Nich Melis 7, Scott Conger 8, Preston Ruh. HEAT 3 1, Kevin Karnitz 2, Jim Melis 3, Will Gerrits 4, Lance Fassbender 5, Adam Miller 6, Tony Wondra 7, Chris Clayton 8, Sean Rayhall. HEAT 4 1, Justin Miller 2, Brandon McMullen 3, Kurt Davis 4, Justin Erickson 5, Tyler Davis 6, Chris Flick 7. Blake Wondra. B FEATURE 1, Lance Fassbender 2, Tim Haddy 3, Tony Wondra 4, Chris Flick 5, Justin Erickson 6, Brandon Berth 7, Chris Clayton 8, Mike Decker 9, Scott Conger 10, Josh Teunissen 11, Preston Ruh 12, Sean Rayhill 13, Blake Wondra 14, Tyler Davis 15, Nich Melis (DNS). A FEATURE 1, Kurt Davis 2, Travis Arenz 3, Brandon McMullen 4, Jim Melis 5, Kevin Karnitz 6, Josh Walter 7, Justin Miller 8, Will Gerrits 9, Lance Fassbender 10, Adam Miller 11, Tyler Brabant 12, Danny Schlafer 13, Paul Pokorski 14, Tim Haddy 15, Shane Wenninger 16, Al Schlafer 17, Justin Erickson 18, Anthony Knierim 19, Tony Wonda 20, Brandon Berth 21, Jack Vanderboom 22, Chris Flick.

 

 

PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprintcar
Series

Superior, WI (June 21, 2019)
The opening round of annual the North/South Challenge was rained out back in early
April, forcing the POWERi Northern Renegades and PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprintcar
Series to delay their first head-to-head challenge of the season until the summer solstice
at the Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin. Although the steady, chilly breeze
off the big pond just north of the speedway kept the temperature unseasonable frigid, the
action on the track at the racy 3/8 mile speed plant was boiling over with excitement.
Brad Peterson and Zach Hansen paced the 17-car PIRTEK UMSS Traditional field to
green for their 25 lap finale with Peterson staking an early claim to the point. Behind
Peterson was a veritable swarming hive of slicing and dicing sprint cars. 2017 champion
Mike Mueller was a part of a group that included Hansen, three time series champion
Rob Caho Jr., Bryan Roach, Harry Hanson, Jon Lewerer, Caley Emerson and sixth row
starters Denny Stordahl and Jori Hughes. After the infrequent cautions, it was Lewerer
and Mueller who provided the heaviest pressure on the restarts, but once Peterson’s tires
were back up to temperature, he was able to fend off every challenge. At the double
checkers it was Peterson visiting Rock Auto victory lane for his second win of the season
ahead of Lewerer, Emerson, Stordahl and Hanson.
Capping of the wind-swept night was the PIRTEK UMSS winged sprints, with Carter
Chevalier and Harry Hanson leading nine racers for their 20-lap feature. Chevalier
controlled things early, while the #7 cars of Hanson and Gunner Cummings locked horns
for second. Cummings eventually cleared Hanson and tracked down Chevalier.
Cumming made his bid for the point through turns one and two and staked his claim
down the back stretch. Unfortunately Cummings’ hotrod was just a smidgen too hot in
turn three as the back end of his sprinter snuck out from underneath him. After the
caution, Chevalier reassumed the point, but Chevalier was now feeling the heat applied
by Denny Stordahl and seventh starting Caley Emerson. First Stordahl, then Emerson
edged by Chevalier, but Chevalier hung tough to make it the three car battle for the lead.
The trio battled to the bitter end with Stordahl clawing his way to the dramatic win, the
first of his career in a sprint car. Nipping at Stordahl’s fuel cell at the stripe were
Emerson and Chevalier, with Jack Berger coming home fourth. Cumming recovered
from his spin to round out the top five.
After scheduled stops in Hibbing and Proctor, the PIRTEK UMSS is back home at the
legendary Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday, June 29 as part of Cedar Lake’s annual
Firecracker Special. More information can be found on www.umsprints.com , or by
visiting the series’ facebook page.
RACE RESULTS:
PIRTEK UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series
Feature – Brad Peterson, Jon Lewerer, Caley Emerson, Denny Stordahl, Harry Hanson,
Mike Mueller, Jori Hughes, Bryan Roach, Jack Berger, Tommy Colburn, Al Stettner,
Zach Hansen, Lance Solem, Josh Braford, DJ Vadnais, Rob Caho Jr., Ryan Johnson,
Kevin Bradwell (DNS)
PIRTEK heat race #1
Mueller, Roach, Hansen, Braford, Lewerer, Solem, Colburn, Johnson, Bradwell
Rock Auto heat race #2
Hanson, Caho, Peterson, Berger, Stordahl, Emerson, Hughes, Vadnais, Stettner

PIRTEK UMSS 360 Winged sprints
Feature – Denny Stordahl, Caley Emerson, Carter Chevalier, Jack Berger, Gunner
Cummings, Harry Hanson, Josh Braford, Jeff Kirchner, Ryan Johnson, Kevin Bradwell
PIRTEK heat race #1
Cummings, Hanson, Stordahl, Chevalier, Berger, Johnson, Braford (DNS), Emerson
(DNS), Kirchner (DNS), Bradwell (DNS)

 

 

Shane Hopkins, Dan Jinkerson, Matt Davis and Mike Miller bring home Placerville Speedway wins on Mtn. Democrat Kids Night

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – June 22, 2019…Last season’s Placerville Speedway Rookie of the Year Shane Hopkins put together 25 picture perfect laps on Saturday to claim his first career Winged 360 Sprint Car victory in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd on Mtn. Democrat Kids Bike Night.

Also sharing victory lane on Saturday were Dan Jinkerson with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Matt Davis with the Ltd. Late Models and Mike Miller with the Mini Trucks. All four classes featured entertaining racing during the night and over 60 kids went home with brand new bikes thanks to the generosity of several companies and individuals.

The Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car main event came to the line with Hollister’s Tony Gualda and Shane Hopkins sharing the front row. At the waving of the green flag the action was fast and furious as Hopkins jumped out to the lead. The Placerville racer found the high-side of the speedway to his liking and ran it to perfection keeping the field at bay. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg then moved past Gualda into second and hounded the rear tail tank of Hopkins’ machine.

Working lapped traffic, the leaders went high and low to get around the slower cars until a caution came out on lap 13. Billy Butler had spun in turn four and Forsberg had nowhere to go, contacting the stalled car. He was able to keep going but fourth running Gualda suffered a flat tire that forced him to the work area. When going back green Hopkins got a great restart and gapped the field, as Forsberg, Kalib Henry and past track champ Steven Tiner went at it for the runner up spot. With five laps left however, Henry got into a spin that forced him to the rear of the field.

Hopkins went on to lead the final five circuits without worries and crossed under the Ron Stahl checkered flag for that elusive first Winged 360 Sprint Car victory. Forsberg crossed the stripe in second, with Tiner, Roseville’s Jodie Robinson and Sacramento’s Stephen Ingraham putting together a solid run to round out the top-five. The top-10 was filled out by Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan, Calistoga’s Mike Benson, Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli, Elk Grove’s Bubba Decaires and Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick.

The evenings B-main was picked off by Tanner Carrick, while the four heat races held went to Shane Hopkins, Bubba Decaires, Stephen Ingraham and Tony Gualda. Kalib Henry began the night by pacing the 29-car field in ADCO Driveline & Custom Exhaust qualifying with a lap of 10.920 around the quarter-mile.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks once again provided a thrilling main event with side-by-side racing the norm during the 20-lapper. Kevin Jinkerson and Scott Grunert made up the front row and proceeded to battle back and forth for several laps up front. Dan Jinkerson, Nick Baldwin and Ryan Peter also fought hard for position just behind the top-two over the first half of the race.

The complexion of the feature then changed when Grunert got over the turn two banking and came to a stop, bringing out the yellow. Dan Jinkerson had yet to lose in his starts this season at Placerville Speedway and he certainly showed why, as he carved his way to the front and held off all challengers. Nick Baldwin didn’t make it easy on him, but Jinkerson crossed the checkered to snag his fourth victory of the season. Baldwin, Peter, Kevin Jinkerson and Jason Palmer completed the top-five. Two heat races were held during the night that went to Dan Jinkerson and Nick Baldwin.

The Ltd. Late Model feature was all about Matt Davis, who got out front and dominated the 20-lap contest to record his first win of the season. Despite Davis having his way with things out front the racing behind him was entertaining with Jay Norton and Ray Trimble fighting tooth and nail for the runner up spot. As the laps wound down Tyler Lightfoot joined the mix as well. When the checkered flag dropped following Davis were Norton, Lightfoot, Trimble and Dan Brown Jr. in the top-five. The lone heat race was won by Ray Trimble.

The Mini Truck division continues to showcase exciting racing for the fans while competing the normal way around the speedway on this night. Mike Miller started on the pole and ultimately captured the A-main, but it certainly did not come easy as numerous trucks fought their way to the front of the field. Close and competitive racing was seen throughout the 20-lapper and even featured a little bumping and banging at times. Chris Curtis had captured the most recent Mini Truck event and looked to make it back-to-back as the race wound down.

Mike Miller was smooth as glass up front however and took the checkered by just 0.351 seconds for the margin of victory over Curtis. Ryan Murphy, Sam MacFadyen and John LittleJohn rounded out the top-five. Miller also captured the lone heat race during the night.

The Placerville Speedway is right back at it next Saturday June 29th with one of the biggest events of the season. The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards are set to tackle the track for the “Marcel Cassulo Classic” in what will be a can’t miss night of racing. Online tickets are available for the much-anticipated show at www.placervillespeedway.com

 

 

Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt

ERIE, MI (June 23, 2019) – Saturday brought sunny skies, warm temperatures and exciting racing for Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Ignition / Motul at Butler Speedway and Chad Blonde battled past early leader Josh Turner to drive off to the win.

 

Pole sitter Turner took the lead on the start over outside front row starter Jay Steinebach.  The action was hot and heavy behind the leaders with several cars battling for third through seventh. Turner opened up a slight lead as Steinebach slipped over the top in turn two and dropped several positions.  Turner maintained his lead through a red flag when Luke Daugherty got on his side in turn four and several cautions.  Blonde worked his way forward from his seventh starting spot and began to challenge Turner.  With the leaders utilizing the bottom of the track, Blonde powered into the lead on lap 17 and drove off to the win. 

 

The racing was intense and passing was plentiful.  Daryl Shaffer was MAHLE / KSE Hard Charger, advancing 9 positions.  Thomas Schinderle (+8), Ryan Ruhl, driving his own 360 #16 (+7), and winner Blonde (+6) showed how exciting and competitive the racing was.

 

The non-stop heat races started the night of close racing as Quentin Blonde took the Engler Machine & Tool Heat over Turner and Jacob Hesson who started ninth.  Jay Steinebach won the King Engine Bearings Heat with Zane DeVault finishing second and Boston Mead third.

 

It was announced that SOD will return to Butler on Saturday, July 6th for the $2,500-to-win Independence 25.  With last night’s great racing in mind, the I-25 should be a great one!

 

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

5QB

Quentin Blonde

 

2

4

Joshua Turner

Ti22 Performance

3

5J

Jacob Hesson

Racing Optics

4

5b

Chad Blonde

 

5

39

Tylar Rankin

 

6

16

Ryan Ruhl

 

7

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

8

52

Zac Broughman

 

9

24+

Michael Schumacher

 

10

24

Eric Smith

 

 

King Engine Bearings Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

10S

Jay Steinebach

 

2

7

Zane DeVault

Ti22 Performance

3

27B

Boston Mead

Racing Optics

4

27K

Jason Blonde

 

5

1a

Mark Aldrich

 

6

88N

Frank Neill

 

7

14

Luke Daugherty

 

8

29

Daryl Shaffer

 

9

41X

Kent Gardner

 

 

 

A-Main

 

#

Driver

Contingencies

1

5b

Chad Blonde

Rod End Supply

2

4

Joshua Turner

Rod End Supply

3

27B

Boston Mead

Rod End Supply

4

16

Ryan Ruhl

Schoenfeld Headers

5

41

Thomas Schinderle

Saldana Racing Products

6

7

Zane DeVault

Pyrotect Racing Cells

7

29

Daryl Shaffer

King Racing Products

8

88N

Frank Neill

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

9

39

Tylar Rankin

 

10

1a

Mark Aldrich

 

11

27K

Jason Blonde

 

12

24+

Michael Schumacher

 

13

52

Zac Broughman

 

14

14

Luke Daugherty

 

15

24

Eric Smith

 

16

41X

Kent Gardner

 

17

10S

Jay Steinebach

 

18

5J

Jacob Hesson

 

19

5QB

Quentin Blonde

 

 

MAHLE Aftermarket Hard Charger – Daryl Shaffer (+9)

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Daryl Shaffer (+9)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Daryl Shaffer

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Zac Broughman

COMP Cams Lucky Dog – Thomas Schinderle

Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Quentin Blonde

 

For more information, check out these websites:

            Butler Motor Speedway - www.butlerspeedway.net

Lane Automotive – www.laneautomotive.com

King Engine Bearings – www.kingbearings.com

MSD Ignition – www.msdperformance.com

Motul – www.motul.com/us/en-US

Sprints On Dirt – www.sprintsondirt.com

 

 

 

 

DeMan, Smith, Bailey and Wert Win on McDonald’s of Paris and Brantford Night

By Carin Sundin

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 21, 2019) – A busy night at Ohsweken Speedway saw a total of 230 cars roll through the pit gate on McDonald’s of Paris and Brantford Emergency Services night. The night was the second live broadcast of All North Racing powered by Pinty’s on MavTV Canada. The night also honoured first responders for their service with free admission and recognition.

When the final checkered flag waved at the end of the night, it was Mack DeMan who claimed victory with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars and Lucas Smith scoring a win with the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars. For the stock cars, Dave Bailey won his second Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature of the season and Kyle Wert raced to his second consecutive win with the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Ryan Turner and Jake Brown started on the front row for the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. With the four wide salute completed, the field lined up behind the pace vehicle when contact between Mike Thorne and Shone Evans caused Thorne to flip in turn three bringing out the red flag and effectively ending Thorne’s night. Thorne was uninjured.

The race restarted for the official green flag with Ryan Turner jumping to a quick lead followed closely by Scott Kreutter, Cory Turner, Jake Brown and Holly Porter. A caution at lap three for Dylan Westbrook saw a single-file restart with Ryan Turner leading the way on the outside and Kreutter giving chase on the bottom to takeover the lead. Kreutter entered lapped traffic on lap seven when a lapped car came up the track on the back straightaway coming into contact with Kreutter and causing him to flip in corner three bringing out the red flag. Kreutter was uninjured but the car sustained considerable damage and was towed to the pit area.

The restart once again saw Ryan Turner take the lead on the top side with Mack DeMan giving chase on the bottom lane. DeMan took the lead over at lap 12 and despite two more brief cautions, he was able to hold off Mitch Brown, Ryan Turner, Jake Brown and Dylan Westbrook to take the checkered flag at the finish line. Jake Brown, Scott Kreutter and Shone Evans won their qualifying heat races to start the night.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

Adrian Stahle and Brian Nanticoke paced the field to the green flag for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20-lap feature. Nanticoke took the early lead with Lucas Smith, Johnny Miller and Nick Sheridan in hot pursuit. The only caution of the evening on lap three saw Millar come to rest at the bottom of turn three. The restart had Nanticoke pace the field to the green with Smith, Sheridan, Jesse Costa and Rob Neely close behind. Nanticoke took the bottom groove as Smith went to the high side to gain the lead at lap eight. Costa and Sheridan were battling for the second position with Sheridan taking the spot by lap 15. Smith weaved through lapped traffic and ran the outside lane with Sheridan, Costa, Nanticoke and Steven Beckett giving chase. Sheridan tried to go high but Smith was able to hold him off to capture the victory with Costa, Beckett and Hunsinger rounding out a strong top five finish.

Nick Sheridan, Lucas Smith, Liam Martin and Brian Nanticoke won their qualifying heats to begin the nights while Jesse McDonald and Allan Downey won the B-Mains.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Nick Liverance and Steven Vanderzanden brought the 29-car field of Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks to the line for the green flag. Brian Teeple quickly took the lead with Vanderzanden, Jim Lampman, Zack Bleich and Billy Bleich in pursuit. An early caution at lap two for Kyle Andress slowed the field and led to a restart with Teeple and Jim Lampman bringing them to the green flag. They were four-wide going for the lead into turn four with Zach Bleich and Billy Bleich running side by side at the front and Dave Bailey closing the gap behind them. A caution was thrown at lap seven for a melee that saw multiple cars sustain damage in turns three and four. The restart put Bleich and Bailey in the front row with Ken Sargent, Trevor DeBoer, Blake Bomberry and Ryan Beagle hot on their tails. Bailey moved into first at lap nine with DeBoer running him down and racing him side by side for the top spot. Despite two cautions for debris on the track, Bailey continued to hold the lead over DeBoer, Beagle, Bleich and Sargent. Vanderzanden brought out a late caution at lap 16 when he spun in the bottom of turn 4 and collected a few more cars. The single file restart saw Bailey, DeBoer, Beagle, Billy Bleich and Sargent battling hard for the lead. An exciting last few laps saw Bailey hold on for the win with DeBoer, Beagle, Sargent and B.Bleich in the top five.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Sam Iftody and Kyle Wert were on the front row for the HRW Automotive Mini Stock 15-lap Feature. Wert quickly took the lead as the green flag was shown. Wert stretched out his lead by several car lengths until a caution was waved at lap five for Chris Ryckman’s nose cone on the corner of turn two. Wert, Iftody, Olivier Larocque, Wayde Thorne, Tristan DaSilva and Dusty DeBoer brought the double file restart to green with Wert once again taking the lead. Contact between Iftody and Tony Kelly brought out the second caution of the evening on lap eight. Wert and DeBoer raced each other hard side by side off the restart as they came into turn one at lap-11 but Wert held the lead over DeBoer with Thorne, DaSilva, Mike Sarantakos and Sean Iftody staying close behind. Wert and DeBoer made contact coming out of turn three on lap-14 as the rattled over the bumps but were able to maintain control with Wert hanging onto the lead to claim victory at the checkers over DeBoer with Thorne, DaSilva and Sarantokos finishing up in the top five. Kevin Thorne and Dusty DeBoer raced to victory in their 15-lap qualifying heat races.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, June 28 as Club 54 Racing presents Friday Night Excitement. All four of Ohsweken’s weekly divisions will be in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Pit gates open at 5:30pm and spectator gates open at 6:00pm. Adult admission is $14. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
June 21, 2019
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
McDonald’s of Paris and Brantford
Total Entries – 130
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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (25 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 17X-Mack DeMan, [10]; 2. 10-Mitch Brown, [8]; 3. 91-Ryan Turner, [1]; 4. 1-10-Jake Brown, [2]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [6]; 6. 88H-Josh Hansen, [12]; 7. 0-Jim Huppunen, [16]; 8. 5D-Shane Ross, [24]; 9. 9-Steve Lyons, [14]; 10. 13-Cory Turner, [7]; 11. 68-Aaron Turkey, [11]; 12. 11-Jamie Turner, [17]; 13. 67-Pete Richardson, [15]; 14. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [23]; 15. 45-Curtis Gartly, [22]; 16. 9B-Scott Burk, [25]; 17. 1-Holly Porter, [9]; 18. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [18]; 19. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [13]; 20. 87X-Shone Evans, [4]; 21. 46-Kevin Pauls, [21]; 22. 43-Scott Sherk, [19]; 23. 49-Scott Kreuter, [5]; 24. 81-Derek Jonathan, [20]; 25. 55-Mike Thorne, [3]
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Ryan Turner 1-3, 8-12; Scott Kreutter 4-7; Mack DeMan 13-20
Hard Charger – Shane Ross +16 (24th to 8th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:00.936)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 1-10-Jake Brown, [2]; 2. 55-Mike Thorne, [1]; 3. 1-Holly Porter, [4]; 4. 17X-Mack DeMan, [6]; 5. 68-Aaron Turkey, [8]; 6. 15-Dan Nanticoke, [5]; 7. 0-Jim Huppunen, [9]; 8. 21-John Burbridge Jr, [3]; 9. 5D-Shane Ross, [7]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – All Transfer – 1:53.116)
1. 49-Scott Kreuter, [4]; 2. 13-Cory Turner, [6]; 3. 0C-Cole MacDonald, [1]; 4. 88H-Josh Hansen, [5]; 5. 11-Jamie Turner, [2]; 6. 81-Derek Jonathan, [3]; 7. 43-Scott Sherk, [8]; 8. 45-Curtis Gartly, [7]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – All Transfer – 2:03.726)
1. 87X-Shone Evans, [2]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [5]; 3. 10-Mitch Brown, [6]; 4. 91-Ryan Turner, [7]; 5. 67-Pete Richardson, [4]; 6. 9-Steve Lyons, [8]; 7. 46-Kevin Pauls, [3]; 8. 9B-Scott Burk, [1]
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Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars (38 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 49L-Lucas Smith, [4]; 2. 45-Nick Sheridan, [2]; 3. 52-Jesse Costa, [3]; 4. 08-Steven Beckett, [15]; 5. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [5]; 6. 74-Rob Neely, [8]; 7. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [16]; 8. 12-Brad Herron, [6]; 9. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [25]; 10. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [7]; 11. 28-Jordan Hill, [13]; 12. 88-Jesse McDonald, [21]; 13. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [12]; 14. 70-Baily Heard, [23]; 15. 39-Shane Stickel, [18]; 16. 51-Trevor Young, [11]; 17. 19-Brandon Murrell, [9]; 18. 49H-Jerry Hill, [24]; 19. 43-Darren Dryden, [17]; 20. 10-Lofton Schuts, [10]; 21. 14T-Noelle Teal, [14]; 22. 20-Johnny Miller, [1]; 23. MK8-Matthew Hill, [19]; 24. 19D-Allan Downey, [22]; 25. 69-Joshua Hill, [20]
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brian Nanticoke 1-6; Lucas Smith 7-20
Hard Charger – Blaine Barrow +16 (25th to 9th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 45-Nick Sheridan, [5]; 2. 10-Lofton Schuts, [2]; 3. 50LS-Adrian Stahle, [6]; 4. 4-Hannah Ferrell, [4]; 5. 69-Joshua Hill, [3]; 6. 49H-Jerry Hill, [1]; 7. 70-Baily Heard, [9]; 8. 83-Spencer Davis, [10]; 9. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [7]; 10. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [8]

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 49L-Lucas Smith, [2]; 2. 51-Trevor Young, [1]; 3. 56-Dereck Lemyre, [3]; 4. 12-Brad Herron, [9]; 5. MK8-Matthew Hill, [4]; 6. 88-Jesse McDonald, [6]; 7. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [8]; 8. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [7]; 9. 1EH-Paul Klager, [5]; 10. 69K-Jason Dixon, [10]

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 1. 20-Johnny Miller, [6]; 2. 52-Jesse Costa, [5]; 3. 28-Jordan Hill, [3]; 4. 74-Rob Neely, [8]; 5. 08-Steven Beckett, [7]; 6. 26X-Terry Baker, [4]; 7. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [2]; 8. 5-D.J. Christie, [9]; (DQ) 29-Liam Martin, [1]

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:06.390)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 9C-Brian Nanticoke, [2]; 2. 19-Brandon Murrell, [3]; 3. 14T-Noelle Teal, [1]; 4. 43-Darren Dryden, [4]; 5. 39-Shane Stickel, [6]; 6. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [5]; 7. 19D-Allan Downey, [9]; 8. 29W-Tyler Ward, [7]; 9. 38-Derek Miller, [8]

B-Feature 1 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 88-Jesse McDonald, [2]; 2. 70-Baily Heard, [1]; 3. 2-Travis Hofstetter, [3]; 4. 29-Liam Martin, [9]; 5. 1EH-Paul Klager, [8]; 6. 3B-Blaine Barrow, [6]; 7. 5-D.J. Christie, [5]; 8. 83-Spencer Davis, [4]; 9. 38-Derek Miller, [7]

B-Feature 2 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer – No Time)
Finish. #-Name, [Starting Position]
1. 19D-Allan Downey, [1]; 2. 49H-Jerry Hill, [4]; 3. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr, [2]; 4. 5D-Jacob Dykstra, [7]; 5. 26X-Terry Baker, [3]; 6. 29W-Tyler Ward, [6]; 7. 22JR-Allan Gilleta, [5]; 8. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, [8]; 9. 69K-Jason Dixon, [9]

 

 

Scarborough Jets to Victory at Bear Ridge Speedway

The Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England returned to Bear Ridge Speedway Saturday June 22nd for another exciting night of racing and found the track very slick compared to groups’ last visit to the mile facility.

Feature time saw Rick Stone and Floyd Billington comprise the front row and when the green flew it was Billington who jumped to the lead in what turned out to be a caution free event. Johnny Scarborough, making his first start of the season with the Sprint Cars of New England quickly moved to second and after a few laps started to pressure Billington by using the outside groove with Rick Stone running third. Chris Donnelly, who started next to last on the field was working his way towards the front and made a move to by Stone for third with eleven laps complete. While Donnelly set his sights on the lead duo Johnny Scarborough changed his tactic and fell in behind Billington for a few laps. When the leaders reached lapped traffic Scarborough took advantage of a momentary bobble by Billington who ever so slightly opened up the bottom groove and Scarborough pounced on the opportunity and motored by on the low side to the lead with nineteen laps complete. The running order stayed the same for the remainder of the event with Johnny Scarborough taking the win, Floyd Billington was second and Chris Donnelly third. Will Hull and Rick Stone completed the top five.

In Victory Lane Johnny Scarborough commented that he is running a RaceSaver 305 engine instead of the traditional 360ci engine because he normally competes in the RaceSaver 305 series in Pennsylvania and tonight the 305 was an advantage because as slick as the track was the reduced horsepower cut down on the wheel spin which helped propel him to the front.

The next event for the Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England will be their second visit of the season to the Devils Bowl Speedway in West haven, VT on Wednesday, July 3rd.

For more information and a complete 2019 Sprint Cars of New England schedule visit www.nesprintcars.com. For additional information on Green Mountain Gearheads visit www.greenmountaingearheads.com.

Green Mountain Gear-Heads Sprint Cars of New England Unofficial Finish-Bear Ridge Speedway June 22nd, 2019

1st 61s John Scarborough

2nd 69 Floyd Billington

3rd 17 Chris Donnelly

4th 61 Will Hull

5th 41 Rick Stone

6th 5 Mike Kondrat

7th 45 Kurt Conklin

DNS 24 Jordan Fornwalt

 

 

Price Sets New Records in Winning 2019 Dirt Cup

6/22/19

Alger, WA - 21 year old Robbie Price set a bevy of new milestones on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway, becoming the first Canadian born winner and youngest winner by coming out on top of the 2019 Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by the Skagit Casino Resort. It was also Price’s first win under Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series sanction.

The initial lead went to polesitter Matt Covington who outraced Blake Hahn for the lap one lead before Hahn diced past him in turn two to grab the point on the second circuit. Hahn held serve until lapped traffic became a major factor, allowing Covington to close back up to his rear nerf. Working on the 14th lap, Hahn made contact with a slower car entering the low side of turn one, spinning out but keeping the car running. A yellow flag would come out and under ASCS rules, Hahn was given position in the field even with wear he would have blended back into the running order, which was fifth and handing the lead back to Covington. On the restart, Jason Solwold took second away from Price but Price rallied back to hold the spot and began his pursuit of Covington. As Covington entered traffic, Price closed and took the top spot on lap 22 and held it through lap 26 before Covington retook the lead on lap 27. Covington would hold the lead through the 30th lap before his engine let loose, giving Price the top spot. Blake Hahn moved into second right after the restart but could not cut far enough into Price’s advantage, as the Cobble Hill, BC driver drove on to the win, the first of his career with the Lucas Oil Americian Sprint Car Series and in the process, became the only Canadian born winner of Dirt Cup and the youngest winner of Dirt Cup, eclipsing the mark set by Kasey Kahne at age 22 in 2002. Blake Hahn and Seth Bergman rounded out the podium. Scott Bogucki earned the hard charger award with eight positions gained and Lance Sargent won the Cooks General Contracting Dump Truck award. The race lead changed hands five times between three different drivers, with Price leading 15 laps, Covington leading 13 and Hahn leading 12.

Evan Margeson was the dominant winner of the Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets A Main, leading all 25 laps in the Kenny Ferris owned entry. Chance Crum ran second and Nick Evans was third. Margeson won the dash.

48th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup

B Main 1 - Greg Hamilton, Justin Youngquist, Reece Goetz, Harli White, Breyton Davison, Bailey Sucich, Corbyn Fauver, Chris Bullock, Jason Reed, Jordon Mallett, Michael Bollinger, Joe Lyon, Chris Ochs, Jake Helsel, Tanner Holmes

B Main 2 - Justin Sanders, Alex Hill, Tucker Doughty, Cam Smith, Eric Fisher, Luke Didiuk, Ashleigh Johnson, Andrew Caruana, Travis Reber, Nate Vaughn, Brock Lemley, Tyler Thompson, John Stuart, Chase Goetz

A Main - Robbie Price, Blake Hahn, Seth Bergman, Jason Solwold, Scott Bogucki, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Colton Heath, Travis Jacobson, John Carney II, Devon Borden, Justin Sanders, Roger Crockett, Reece Goetz, Greg Hamilton, Austen Wheatley, Justyn Cox, Justin Youngquist, Chris Schmelzle, Lance Sargent, Matt Covington, A;ex Hill, Tucker Doughty

Lap Leaders - Covington 1 Hahn 2-13 Covington 14-21 Price 22-26 Covington 27-30 Price 31-40

Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets

Dash - Evan Margeson, Nick Evans, Tanner Holm, Chance Crum, Ashley Thompson, Tristin Thomas, Garrett Thomas, Shane Biles

B Main 1 - Stewart Lee, Renee Angel, Ray Stebbins, Hailey Bower, Jake Austin, Brenden White, Chris Greene, Jeremiah Franklin, Breanna Brostrom, Todd Hartmann

B Main 2 - Mike Stryker, Michael Millard, Guy Tow Sr, Brian Aune, Guy Tow Jr, Jesse Conway, Jamee Gardner, Brian Hayes, Dave Mills, Stuart Milner

A Main - Evan Margeson, Chance Crum, Nick Evans, Tanner Holm, Tristin Thomas, Garrett Thomas, Hannah Lindquist, Jared Peterson, Seth Hespe, Shane Biles, Ross Rankine, Matt Loving, Michael Millard, AJ Fugitt, Sawyer Lind, Alex Peck, Nik Larson, Ashley Thompson, Glen Bittrolf, Stewart Lee, Alden Ostrom, Mike Stryker, Renee Angel, Michael Hodel

Lap Leaders - Margeson 1-25

 

 

Thiel survives seven cautions to master SK Speedway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 21, 2019 – In a race that combined the varying elements of a hotly contested Sprint Car event and a survival of the fittest competition, Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan endured seven caution periods and turned back spirited challenges from a pair of highly accomplished veteran competitors to score a convincing victory in a Midwest Sprint Car Association 25-lap A-main event at SK Speedway in Unity, Wis. on Friday, June 21.

The second MSA travelling event of the 2019 season drew a stout field of 27 MSA 360 Sprint Car teams and a robust and highly appreciative crowd eager to see the only Sprint Car race of the 2019 season at the SK Speedway third-mile dirt oval, known previously as the Spring Lake Speedway.

Behind the wheel of Randy Sippel’s 39s machine, Thiel led the 22-car A-main field to the green flag flanked by outside front row starter Tony Wondra of Campbellsport. The current Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series competitor, who began his Sprint Car career as a regular with the MSA series, bolted out to a commanding lead in the early going on the smooth and slick track surface.

Just as Thiel was about to negotiate heavy lapped traffic, the first of seven caution flags appeared on lap 9 when Josh Walter of Plymouth stopped in turn two. After a trip to the work area, Walter restarted at the rear of the field.

Thiel ruled the restart and again opened up a solid lead over Wondra and two-time MSA champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex, who had worked his way into third. The second caution flag flew on lap 13 when rookie Blake Wondra of Fond du Lac spun to a stop in turn one.

On the restart, fourth starter Tim Haddy of Waupun made a bold move to advance past Schlafer and Tony Wondra into second on lap 14. Haddy then quickly moved in to pressure Thiel for the top spot. Haddy used the high groove to pull even with Thiel in turn four on lap 15. However, the third caution was then displayed for a spin in turn two involving Robbie Pribnow of Lomira on lap 15.

The restart saw Schlafer get the jump on Haddy and slingshot his way into second while four-time MSA champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started seventh, advanced into the top five on lap 16.

Another caution appeared on lap 17 when Will Gerrits of Waupun stopped along the frontstretch. On the restart, Schlafer dove low in turn three and pulled off a daring slide job in turn four to briefly wrestle the lead away from Thiel.

However, Thiel battled back to return the favor by pulling off a similar move on Schlafer in turn one to regain the top spot. On lap 19, rookie Tyler Davis of South Milwaukee brought out the fifth caution when he spun his machine in turn one.

A ragged restart led to Schlafer getting bottled up and turning sideways in turn four as the field was about to take the green flag, which triggered a chain reaction accident, which resulted in Josh Teunissen of Waldo rolling his car over on its side in turn four to bring out the sixth caution of the race. The damage sustained in the melee forced Schlafer to become the first car to officially retire from the race.

Thiel rocketed away from Haddy on the next restart and appeared on his way to the victory. However, one more caution was displayed for debris in turn two just as the field took the white flag.

The seventh caution set up a green-white-checkered flag finish, which saw Thiel execute another strong restart as he pulled away from Haddy to notch his 11th career MSA A-main victory in the 10th MSA race ever to be contested at the SK Speedway facility.

With the victory, Thiel joins 2018 MSA Rookie of the Year Travis Arenz of Sheboygan, who captured the first MSA Series travelling event of 2019 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie on June 2, as a 2019 MSA travelling race winner.

Haddy had to settle for second, Tony Wondra finished third, Kurt Davis placed fourth and defending Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion Justin Miller of Plymouth charged up from the 16th starting spot to place fifth.

Spyder Akright of Sheboygan Falls was victorious in the MSA B main, while Al Schlafer of Sussex, 2005 MSA champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett and Kurt Davis earned heat race victories.

The next traveling MSA Series event will take place at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway on Wednesday, July 3 prior to the first of two 2019 appearances at the TNT Speedway in Three Lakes later in the week on Saturday, July 6.
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Midwest Sprint Car Association
SK Speedway
Unity, Wis
June 21, 2019
HEAT 1
1, Al Schlafer 2, Ben Schmidt 3, Danny Schlafer 4, Travis Arenz 5, Justin Miller 6, Chris Flick 7, Preston Ruh 8, Sean Rayhall 9, Justin Erickson.
HEAT 2
1, Lance Fassbender 2, Tim Haddy 3, Tony Wondra 4, Paul Pokorski 5, Scotty Thiel 6, Josh Walter 7, Jack Vanderboom 8, Brandon Berth 9, Josh Teunissen.
HEAT 3
1, Kurt Davis 2, Robbie Pribnow 3, Tyler Davis 4, Adam Miller 5, Tyler Brabant 6, Will Gerrits 7, Spyder Akright 8, Blake Wondra 9, Scott Conger.
B FEATURE
1, Spyder Akright 2, Scott Conger 3, Sean Rayhall 4, Blake Wondra 5, Josh Teunissen 6, Chris Flick 7, Jack Vanderboom 8, Brandon Berth 9, Preston Ruh 10, Tyler Brabant 11, Justin Erickson (DNS).
A FEATURE
1, Scotty Thiel 2, Tim Haddy 3, Tony Wondra 4, Kurt Davis 5, Justin Miller 6, Ben Schmidt 7, Travis Arenz 8, Adam Miller 9, Lance Fassbender 10, Scott Conger 11, Josh Walter 12, Al Schlafer 13, Paul Pokorski 14, Robbie Pribnow 15, Sean Rayhall 16, Chris Flick 17, Will Gerrits 18, Tyler Davis 19, Josh Teunissen 20, Spyder Akright 21, Blake Wondra 22, Danny Schlafer.

 

 

Meseraull Tops 39 Other Sprint Car Drivers

To Win Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial Feature

At Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday;

Losh, Nickles, Headley Jr. and Short

Also Win Their Features on First Day of Summer

GAS CITY, Ind., June 22 — Forty non-wing sprint car drivers signed in at Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday night to try to win the $2,000 top prize awarded to the winner of the second annual Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial. At the end of 25 laps, however, the winner was the same driver who has won three other sprint car features at the Grant County quarter-mile clay track so far this year, Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind.

This time “T-Mez” started second in the race named in honor of the current promoter’s late father. He drove the Don Whitney Racing No. 00, which is a Hawk chassis sponsored by Ultracell and Physical Medicine Consultants. He led every lap, surviving three restarts and weaving through lapped traffic for a commanding victory over Robert Ballou of Tipton, Ind., who drove his family’s No. 12 sponsored in part by Dickinson Farms, Lucas Oil Products and Abreu Vineyards.

“I’ve been racing open-wheel cars for 20 years; sometimes you have to wait your turn, but my turn is here!” the 38-year-old native Californian said jubilantly in victory lane.

Meseraull out-dragged polesitter Matt McDonald of Pittsboro, Ind. into Turn 1 for the lead on the first lap. Kevin Thomas Jr., a native of Cullman, Ala. who won here on June 5, started third and immediately jumped into second before the race was red-flagged with two laps down when Isaac Chapple of Willow Branch, Ind. flipped hard between Turns 1 and 2. He climbed out under his own power and the track crew worked quickly to cover some spilled fuel.

Thomas spun in Turn 2 on the restart and was collected by A.J. Hopkins, who had nowhere to go, which prematurely ended the night of the drivers who were running second and fourth. Paul Dues of Minster, Ohio spun to miss them, but he was able to continue.

That put McDonald in second, but Ballou got around him working lap five and chased Meseraull the rest of the way. Ballou got especially close using the low side in Turn 2 working lap 11 after a restart following Scotty Weir’s spin in Turn 3, but he couldn’t make a pass stick. One lap later Brady Bacon got around Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio for third. Ballou and Bacon had a heated battle for second on laps 16 and 17 and again on laps 23 and 24, but Ballou held Bacon’s Longworth Equipment Special off. Westfall had a strong run to finish fourth, while Jarett Andretti of Indianapolis came out on top of a torrid multi-car battle for fifth. The latter started 15th in the 21-car field.

Derek Losh of Renssalaer, Ind. started second and led all 20 laps of the non-stop UMP modified feature in the Superior Sales & Service/Rensselaer Iron & Metal Co. No. 21 Rocket. He worked lapped traffic masterfully and had a straightaway lead over Scott Orr at the checkered. Josh Morton finished third, Todd Sherman was fourth and Weasel Phlipot of Covington, Ohio turned a tenth-place starting spot into a top-five finish.

The 15-lap American Mini-Sprint Association (AMSA) feature went to Jac Nickles of Harrod, Ohio. Polesitter Austin Powell led the first nine laps before Matt Freeman brought out a yellow when he stopped low in Turn 4. Nickles passed Powell for the lead at the start/finish line as the field put lap 10 in the books, and led the remaining five laps to secure the victory in the CTK Motorsports No. 31 sponsored in part by T&D Interiors, NWO, RCS Construction and NBC Steering and Pumps.

Ryan Barr of Piqua, Ohio nipped Powell at the line on the last lap for the runner-up honors. Powell, of Wilmington, Ohio, said he got a little loose in the closing laps so he was pleased to finish third. Anthony Hass of Sabina, Ohio and Brandon Watson of Daleville, Ind. rounded out the top five.

Fifteen-year-old James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind. started next to last in the 15-lap hornet feature, dipped under Alyssa Clark of Columbia City, Ind. for the lead in Turn 2 working lap six, and had a half-straightaway lead over runner-up Gage Allen of Warren, Ind. to post his second victory in a row at Gas City. Headley, a sophomore at Southwood Junior-Senior High School, is sponsored by Dudding’s Heating and Cooling, Garrett Electric, Edwards Automotive and TJR Trucking.

Allen passed Clark for second working lap nine with a move to the inside as they were going through Turn 2. She held on to third until the last lap, when Randy Brommer, also of Columbia City, got by to relegate her to fourth. Stevie Clark of Galveston, Ind. rounded out the top five.

David Short of Winamac, Ind. works at Good Oil Company and has “Good to Go” on the side of his No. 15 street stock. It certainly was on Friday night, as he started on the pole and led all 15 laps of that feature despite being a late arrival. Andy Bishop of Gas City and Tim Wilbur threw everything they had at him but they finished second and third, respectively. Chris Tippet and Mike Fincher rounded out the top five.

The intermission entertainment was Dale “Candyman” Korporal’s Kids’ Coin and Candy Scramble.

A total of 111 race cars were on hand for the five-division program. Despite the threat of rain in the area and the large car count, the well-run program went off without a hitch and was over by 11:04 p.m.

Next Friday, June 28, is another big show at Gas City. The track management hopes the rain will keep away again so there is “Summer Thunder” on the track instead of over it with a five-division card featuring sprint cars, UMP modifieds, street stocks, hornets and A-class winged micro-sprints.

Over the Fourth of July weekend Gas City will switch to a Saturday night format instead of Friday with its Star-Spangled Spectacular on July 6. Sprint cars, UMP modifieds, street stocks, hornets, tough trucks and MMSA mini-sprints are on the card, as is a big fireworks show.

The track will also be in action on Friday, July 12 prior to its Thursday night, July 18 date that is part of USAC Sprint Week.

Fans can download the complete 2019 schedule and get additional information on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Tyler Hewitt, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Cody White, 4. Brian Karraker, 5. Steve Little, 6. Evan Mosley, 7. Brayden Fox, 8. Brayden Clark.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. A.J. Hopkins, 3. Matt Goodnight, 4. Anthony D’Alessio, 5. Koby Barksdale, 6. Dallas Hewitt, 7. Zane Hendricks, 8. Brain VanMeveren (DNS).

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Dustin Ingle, 3. Scotty Weir, 4. Luke Hall, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. Clinton Boyles, 7. Adam Byrkett, 8. Austin Nigh.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 4 (8 laps): 1. Matt McDonald, 2. Matt Westfall, 3. Paul Dues, 4. Mike Miller, 5. Brady Ottinger, 6. Cole Ketcham, 7. Korbyn Hayslett, 8. Tyler Kendall.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 5 (8 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Josh Hodges, 3. Jarett Andretti, 4. Gary Rooke, 5. Isaac Chapple, 6. Max Adams, 7. Corey Smith, 7. Tim Creech.

Non-Wing Sprint First B Main (10 laps): 1. Luke Hall, 2. Max Adams, 3. Koby Barksdale, 4. Gary Rooke, 5. Clinton Boyles, 6. Brian Karraker, 7. Evan Mosley, 8. Korbyn Hayslett, 9. Zane Hendricks, 10. Tim Creech, 11. Austin Nigh, 12. Brayden Clark, 13. Brady Ottinger.

Non-Wing Sprint Second B Main (10 laps): 1. Isaac Chapple, 2. Shane Cockrum, 3. Mike Miller, 4. Anthony D’Alessio, 5. Dallas Hewitt, 6. Cole Ketcham, 7. Brayden Fox, 8. Corey Smith, 9. Adam Byrkett, 10. Steve Little, 11. Tyler Kendall, 12. Brian VanMeveren (DNS).

Jerry Gappens Sr. Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Matt Westfall, 5. Jarett Andretti, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Scotty Weir, 8. Josh Hodges, 9. Matt Goodnight, 10. Paul Dues, 11. Luke Hall, 12. Max Adams, 13. Shane Cockrum, 14. Dustin Ingle, 15. Koby Barksdale, 16. Matt McDonald, 17. Cody White, 18. Mike Miller, 19. A.J. Hopkins, 20. Kevin Thomas Jr., 21. Isaac Chapple.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Todd Sherman, 3. Bill Griffith, 4. Weasel Phlipot, 5. Andy Sherly, 6. Clayton Bryant, 7. Jerry Bland Jr., 8. Joshua Hotsinpiller, 9. Tim McCafferty.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Ryan Sutter, 2. Andy Bishop, 3. Josh Betts, 4. Aaron Orr, 5. Tony Anderson, 6. Garrett Rons, 7. Jessica Sroufe, 8. Luke Timmerman.

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Josh Morton, 2. Scott Orr, 3. Shane O’Connor, 4. Bub Roberts, 5. Dillon Nusbaum, 6. Michael Tarlton, 7. Nick Rosselit, 8. Daniel Russell.

UMP Modified B Main (10 laps): 1. Michael Tarlton, 2. Clayton Bryant, 3. Garrett Rons, 4. Joshua Hotsinpiller, 5. Nick Rosselit, 6. Jerry Bland Jr., 7. Luke Timmerman, 8. Jessica Sroufe, 9. Tim McCafferty, 10. Daniel Russell (DNS).

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1.Derek Losh, 2. Scott Orr, 3. Josh Morton, 4. Todd Sherman, 5. Weasel Phlipot, 6. Ryan Sutter, 7. Bub Roberts, 8. Bill Griffith, 9. Shane O’Connor, 10. Michael Tarlton, 11. Aaron Orr, 12. Tony Anderson, 13. Dillon Nusbaum, 14. Andy Sherly, 15. Garrett Rons, 16. Clayton Bryant, 17. Nick Rosselit, 18. Joshua Hotsinpiller, 19. Josh Betts, 20. Andy Bishop.

Street Stock Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. David Short, 2. Mike Fincher, 3. Chris Tippet, 4. J.J. Nordman, 5. James Watters, 6. Larry Persinger, 7. D.J. Holt, 8. Ervin Turner.

Street Stock Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Tim Wilbur, 3. Travis Wolford, 4. Ron Flaugh, 5. Mason Bevard, 6. Greg Marlow, 7. Jason Fritz.

Street Stock Feature (15 laps): 1. David Short, 2. Andy Bishop, 3. Tim Wilbur, 4. Chris Tippet, 5. Mike Fincher, 6. Travis Wolford, 7. James Watters, 8. Jason Fritz, 9. Ron Flaugh, 10. Greg Marlow, 11. D.J. Holt, 12. Larry Persinger, 13. J.J. Nordman, 14. Ervin Turner, 15. Mason Bevard.

Hornet Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Alyssa Clark, 2. Jacob Beard, 3. Dustin Franks, 4. Brad Evans, 5. Aaron Dennis, 6. Joey Eastes.

Hornet Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Stevie Clark, 2. Randy Brommer, 3. Kolton Sollars, 4. Robbie White, 5. Jason Spencer, 6. James Headley Jr., 7. Gage Allen.

Hornet Feature (15 laps): 1. James Headley Jr., 2. Gage Allen, 3. Randy Brommer, 4. Alyssa Clark, 5. Stevie Clark, 6. Jacob Beard, 7. Dustin Franks, 8. Joey Eastes, 9. Robbie White, 10. Brad Evans, 11. Kolton Sollars, 12. Jason Spencer, 13. Aaron Dennis (DNS).

AMSA Mini-Sprints Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Austin Powell, 2. Brandon Watson, 3. Ryan Barr, 4. Alex Cogley, 5. Chris Miller, 6. Matt Freeman, 7. Eddie Mehl, 8. James Moore, 9. Cory Douhan (DNS).

AMSA Mini-Sprints Heat 2 (6 laps): Anthony Haas, 2. Jac Nickles, 3. Ryan Moran, 4. Howard McCormick, 5. Bill Dunham, 6. Jerry Inbody, 7. Chuck Wright, 8. Adam Schmenk, 9. Matt Cogley.

AMSA Mini-Sprints Feature (15 laps): Jac Nickles, 2. Ryan Barr, 3. Austin Powell, 4. Anthony Haas, 5. Brandon Watson, 6. Howard McCormick, 7. Adam Schmenk, 8. Bill Dunham, 9. Chris Miller, 10. Alex Cogley, 11. Jerry Inbody, 12. Eddie Mehl, 13. Matt Cogley, 14. Chuck Wright, 15. Ryan Moran, 16. Matt Freeman, 17. James Moore (DNS), 18. Cory Douhan (DNS).

 

 

Crockett Breaks Winless Streak on Night Two of Dirt Cup

6/21/19

Alger, WA - A one year winless streak is now in the rear view mirror for Roger Crockett who scored the win on night two of the 48th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway presented by the Skagit Casino Resort.

In the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series A Main, Scott Bogucki was leading the early stages of the race and appeared to have the feature well in hand when disaster struck on lap 13. Bogucki was attacking the aggressive cushion in turn two when the cushion hooked him and sent him into a vicious barrel roll that collected second place running Tanner Holmes in the wreck. Robbie Price would restart in the lead but Crockett had other plans, dropping his wing to the trunk of his car and finding forward drive underneath Robbie to take the lead on lap 15 and the eventual win. Colton Heath would pass Price late for the runner up spot. Justin Sanders was hard charger, gaining 12 positions. Heat winners were Justin Youngquist, Harli White, Brock Lemley, Bogucki, Crockett and Jason Solwold. Qualifier wins went to Heath, Matt Covington, Garen Linder and Holmes. White and Youngquist won B Features. After two nights of point accumulation, Matt Covington has earned the Dick Wilskey Pole Position Award for the 40 Lap, $15,000 to win A Main Event on Saturday. Blake Hahn will be starting outside row one.

For the second night in a row, the Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midget Series win went to Nick Evans, who dominated the main event, leading all 25 laps. Evan Margeson and Ross Rankine rounded out the podium. Michael “Hodie the Outlaw” Hodel, Jared Peterson, Margeson, Garrett Thomas and Mike Stryker won the heat races.

Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup Preliminary Night Two

Heat 1 - Justin Youngquist, Austen Wheatley, Seth Bergman, Colton Heath, James Setters, Ashleigh Johnson, Chris Schmelzle, Travis Reber, JJ Hickle

Heat 2 - Harli White, Matt Covington, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Tanner Holmes, Corbyn Fauver, Andrew Caruana, Chris Ochs, Travis Jacobson

Heat 3 - Brock Lemley, Blake Hahn, Bailey Sucich, Jake Helsel, Joe Lyon, Jordon Mallett, Tucker Doughty, Chris Bullock

Heat 4 - Scott Bogucki, Greg Hamilton, Devon Borden, Garen Linder, Eric Fisher, Alex Hill, Breyton Davison, Justin Sanders

Heat 5 - Roger Crockett, Robbie Price, Nate Vaughn, Lance Sargent, Michael Bollinger, Chase Goetz, Justyn Cox, Reece Goetz

Heat 6 - Jason Solwold, Tyler Thompson, John Carney, Luke Didiuk, Jason Reed, John Stuart, Aaron Willison, Cam Smith

Qualifier 1 - Colton Heath, Borden, Thompson, Hahn, Crockett, Fisher, White, Mallett, Fauver, Stuart

Qualifier 2 - Matt Covington, Helsel, Lemley, Price, Doughty, Sargent, Vaughn, Johnson, Ochs, Bollinger

Qualifier 3 - Garen Linder, Hafertepe Jr, Wheatley, Solwold, Hamilton, Bergman, Davison

Qualifier 4 - Tanner Holmes, Carney, Bogucki, Lyon, Sucich, Youngquist, Setters, Hill, Schmelzle

B Main 1 - Harli White, Doughty, Sanders, Hamilton, Helsel, Cox, Hill, Fisher, Schmelzle, Bollinger, Johnson, Reber, Stuart, Setters, Reed

B Main 2 - Justin Youngquist, Sargent, Davison, R Goetz, Mallett, Vaughn, Jacobson, Smith, Didiuk, Caruana, Ochs, Fauver, Bullock, Sucich, Lyon

A Main - Roger Crockett, Heath, Price, Covington, Carney, Solwold, Hafertepe Jr, Borden, Sanders, Bergman, Hahn, Wheatley, White, Sargent, Youngquist, Lemley, Doughty, Davison, Bogucki, Holmes, Linder, Thompson

Lap Leaders - Bogucki 1-13 Price 14 Crockett 15-25

Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets

Heat 1 - Michael Hodel, Ross Rankine, Tanner Holm, Brian Aune, Guy Tow Sr, Matt Loving, Stuart Milner, Jamee Gardner

Heat 2 - Jared Peterson, Glen Bittrolf, Sawyer Lind, Todd Hartmann, Guy Tow Jr, Hailey Bower, Brenden White, Jake Austin

Heat 3 - Evan Margeson, Nick Evans, Michael Millard, AJ Fugitt, Jesse Conway, Kalvin Morton, Brian Hayes, Jeremiah Franklin

Heat 4 - Garrett Thomas, Renee Angel, Stewart Lee, Seth Hespe, Alex Peck, Dave Mills, Marty Rosler, Greg Thornhill

Heat 5 - Mike Stryker, Hannah Lindquist, Chance Crum, Tristin Thomas, Alden Ostrom, Nik Larson, Breanna Brostrom, Chris Greene

B Main 1 - AJ Fugitt, Ostrom, Loving, Tow Jr, Morton, Brostrom, Millard, Peck, Austin, Bower, Milner

B Main 2 - Guy Tow Sr, Larson, Aune, Franklin, Conway, Hartmann, Greene, Gardner, White, Mills, Hayes

A Main - Nick Evans, Margeson, Rankine, Crum, G Thomas, Holm, T Thomas, Peterson, Hodel, Larson, Lind, Fugitt, Bittrolf, Lee, Lindquist, Ostrom, Tow Sr, Hespe, Angel, Stryker

Lap Leaders - Evans 1-25

 

 

Hahn Conquers Skagit Speedway on Dirt Cup Night 1

6/20/19

Alger, WA - Blake Hahn went wire to wire for his first Skagit Speedway win, dominating the 25 lap preliminary night main event of the 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by the Skagit Casino Resort. Matt Covington and Jason Solwold rounded out the podium on night number one, with heat race wins going to Jake Helsel, Solwold, Seth Bergman, Harli White, Justin Yougnquist and Reece Goetz. Qualifier wins went to Alex Hill, Hahn, Chris Schmelzle and Garen Linder. The two B Features went to Goetz and Scott Bogucki, who was hard charger in the main event, picking up nine positions.

Ross Rankine led all 25 laps of the Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets but did not meet the minimum weight requirements post race, handing the win to Nick Evans. Chance Crum and Seth Hespe were scored second and third. Heat wins went to Evans, Rankine, Hespe and Tanner Holm.

Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup Prelim Night 1

Heat 1 - Jake Helsel, John Carney, Robbie Price, Matt Covington, Joe Lyon, Tanner Holmes, James Setters, Bailey Sucich, Chris Bullock

Heat 2 - Jason Solwold, Sam Hafertepe Jr, Luke Didiuk, Travis Reber, Andy Caruana, John Stuart, Reece Goetz

Heat 3 - Seth Bergman, Blake Hahn, Chris Schmelzle, Garen Linder, Corbyn Fauver, Jordan Mallett, Greg Hamilton, Brock Lemley

Heat 4 - Harli White, Devon Borden, Alex Hill, Austen Wheatley, Jason Reed, Aaron Willison, Chris Ochs, Ashleigh Johnson

Heat 5 - Justin Youngquist, Lance Sargent, Justin Sanders, Tyler Thompson, Justyn Cox, Colton Heath, Roger Crockett, Nate Vaughn

Heat 6 - Reece Goetz, Tucker Doughty, JJ Hickle, Cam Smith, Scott Bogucki, Eric Fisher, Travis Jacobson, Breyton Davison

Qualifier 1 - Alex Hill, Covington, Solwold, Didiuk, Price, Helsel, Fauver, Lyon, Carauana, Stuart

Qualifier 2 - Blake Hahn, Hickle, Bergman, Smith, Bogucki, Hafertepe Jr, Holmes, Youngquist, Fisher, Setters

Qualifier 3 - Chris Schmelzle, Jacobson, Wheatley, Hamilton, Carney, Reed, Reber, Mallett, Doughty, White

Qualifier 4 - Garen Linder, Cox, Sargent, Heath, R Goetz, Borden, Sanders, Thompson, Willison

B Main 1 - Reece Goetz, Helsel, Smith, Holmes, Youngquist, Davison, Lemley, Crockett, Lyon, Didiuk, Setters, Sucich, Willison, White, Fisher, Reber

B Main 2 - Scott Bogucki, Heath, Hamilton, Doughty, Mallet, Thompson, Vaughn, Bullock, Johnson, Stuart, Sanders, Ochs, Fauver, Reed, Caruana

A Main - Blake Hehn, Covington, Solwold, Bergman, Carney, Price, Jacobson, Cox, Bogucki, Schmelzle, Linder, Sargent, Hill, Heath, Smith, Wheatley, Hickle, R Goetz, Borden, Hamilton, Hafertepe Jr, Helsel

Lap Leaders - Hahn 1-25

Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets

Heat 1 - Nick Evans, Tristin Thomas, Mike Stryker, Matt Loving, Jake Austin, Guy Tow Sr, Nik Larson, Stewart Lee,, Renee Angel

Heat 2 - Ross Rankine, Chance Crum, AJ Fugitt, Ashley Thompson, Glen Bittrolf, Greg Thornhill, Breanna Brostrom, Brian Hayes, Dave Mills

Heat 3 - Tanner Holm, Jeremiah Franklin, Alden Ostrom, Shane Biles, Todd Hartmann, Hannah Lindquist, Sawyer Lind, Brian Aune, Jamee Gardner

Heat 4 - Seth Hespe, Alex Peck, Jared Peterson, Ray Stebbins, Kenny Ferris, Michael Hodel, Jesse Conway, Hailey Bower

B Main - Hannah Lindquist, Lind, Hodel, Stebbins, Hartmann, Austin, Brostrom, Angel, Larson, Lee, Tow Sr, Conway, Hayes, Gardner, Bittrolf, Ferris, Mills, Bower, Aune

A Main - Nick Evans, Crum ,Hespe, Thompson, Thomas, Biles, Lindquist, Loving, Peck, Holm, Lind, Peterson, Ostrom, Hodel, Thornhill, Stebbins, Franklin, Stryker, Fugitt, Rankine (DQ - Weight)

Lap Leaders - Rankine 1-25

 

 

Cory Turner Begins Title Defence With Dominant Win at Brighton
 

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. (June 15, 2019) – Cory Turner started his Southern Ontario Sprints championship title defence in the most dominant way possible. The Caistor Centre, Ont. native started outside the front row and led all 25 laps to win the SOS season opener at Brighton Speedway on Saturday June 15. In victory lane, Turner dedicated the win to his fallen crew member, Bob Deswiage, who passed away suddenly during the off-season.

“Our team has really hit their stride this weekend,” Turner said. “We lost a key part of our team over the off-season. He absolutely loved coming to this place and always had it circled on his calendar every year, so this one’s for Bob. We wish he was with us and I know he still rides with us.”

Holly Porter held the pole position for the 25-lap feature with Turner starting to her outside on the front row. When the green flag dropped Turner quickly darted ahead of Porter in the outside lane on a very fast racetrack. A brief shower following the SOS qualifying heats kept plenty of moisture in the track come feature time.

Turner used the clean air to build a lead over Porter and younger brother Ryan Turner at the front of the field. By lap five, Cory had already worked his way into lapped traffic, but made quick work of the slower cars and maintained his advantage out front while Chris Jones and Mitch Brown completed the top-five.

On lap eight, the red flag waved when Al Gilletta Jr. tangled at the top of turn two with Aaron Turkey and rolled on his side. Gilletta suffered only minor damage to the nose wing and both cars were able to continue. On the single-file restart, Cory pulled away again from Porter while Ryan Turner mounted a challenge for second. Ryan briefly got to the rear tail tank of Porter’s No.1, but wasn’t in position to make a pass for the position.

At the halfway mark, the second and final caution waved on lap 13 when Tyler Rand spun by himself at the bottom of turn four while racing with Warren Mahoney for a spot in the top-10. The second and final restart was the same result for the top three drivers, but on lap 15 Chris Jones stepped over the cushion in turn two and appeared to make some contact with an outside barrier, which allowed Brown to move into fourth. Jones continued to a fifth-place finish.

In the closing laps when Turner appeared to have victory sewn up, he was slowed by lapped traffic and saw his lead cut in half or more, but held on over the last five laps to claim the SOS season lid lifter.

“I didn’t know how big of a lead we had, I was just trying to get through the lapped cars as quick as I could,” Turner said. “Our car was absolutely phenomenal. I have to thank Jay and Celeste and Gord for putting this deal together for me and all of our crew guys between BBR and TTR have just been awesome. I’ve never gotten two wins in a weekend before, so this is our best weekend to date.”

The second-place finish was a strong one for Porter to begin her first full-season of 360 Sprint Car competition with the SOS. Ryan Turner rounded out the podium, his first such result this season.

The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their 2019 season next Saturday, June 22 at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ont. for the Gary Cunningham Memorial. Race time is 7:00pm. For additional event information, visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com. The tour will then return to Brighton Speedway twice in July on July 6 & 27.

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SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019
BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA
TOTAL ENTRIES – 18

ENTRY LIST
(Number Name – Hometown)
1 Holly Porter – Delhi, Ont.
10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, Ont.
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ont.
11j Chris Jones – Picton, Ont.
13 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ont.
15 Mike Ferrell – London, Ont.
21 Kyle Phillips – Grand Island, NY
22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ont.
22x Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, Ont.
25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, Ont.
42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville, Ont.
66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, Ont.
68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ont.
71s Dillon Sliter – Port Colborne, Ont.
84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ont.
84s Charlie Sandercock – Belleville, Ont.
91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, Ont.
1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford, Ont.

HEAT RACE 1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew) 1:42.531
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter (1)
2. 13 Cory Turner (2)
3. 10 Mitch Brown (3)
4. 84s Charlie Sandercock (4)
5. 84 Tyler Rand (6)
6. 11 Jamie Turner (5)
7. 110 Jake Brown (7)
8. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (8)
9. 71s Dillon Sliter (9)

HEAT RACE 2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew) No Time
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 11j Chris Jones (4)
2. 91 Ryan Turner (2)
3. 25 Warren Mahoney (3)
4. 42w Rick Wilson (6)
5. 21 Kyle Phillips (4)
6. 68 Aaron Turkey (9)
7. 15 Mike Ferrell (5)
8. 22 Shawn Sliter (7)
9. 66 Frank Baranowski (8)

FEATURE (25 laps) No Time
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 13 Cory Turner (2)
2. 1 Holly Porter (1)
3. 91 Ryan Turner (4)
4. 10 Mitch Brown (5)
5. 11j Chris Jones (6)
6. 42w Rick Wilson (8)
7. 22 Shawn Sliter (13)
8. 1-10 Jake Brown (12)
9. 11 Jamie Turner (11)
10. 25 Warren Mahoney (3)
11. 68 Aaron Turkey (18)
12. 84 Tyler Rand (9)
13. 15 Mike Ferrell (15)
14. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (14)
15. 66 Frank Baranowski (17)
16. 71s Dillon Sliter (16)
17. 21 Kyle Phillips (10)
18. 84s Charlie Sandercock (7) DNF
Feature Lap Leaders – Cory Turner 1-25
Hard Charger – Shawn Sliter +6 (13th to 7th)

UP NEXT:
Merrittville Speedway, Thorold, Ont. – Saturday, June 22, 2019 – Gary Cunningham Memorial
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2019 SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS SCHEDULE
1. April 20 – Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, Ont.) – RAINED OUT (Spring Sizzler)
2. May 18 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – POSTPONED
2. May 25 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – RAINED OUT (rescheduled from May 18)
3. June 15 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – WINNER: CORY TURNER
4. June 22 – Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, Ont.) – (Gary Cunningham Memorial)
5. July 6 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) –
6. July 27 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) –
7. August 16 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, Ont.) –
8. August 31 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – (Labour Day Classic Weekend)
9. September 1 – Brighton Speedway (Brighton, Ont.) – (Labour Day Classic Weekend)
10. September 7 – Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, Ont.) –
NP. September 13 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, Ont.) – (Night Before the Nationals)
NP. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, Ont.) – (Canadian Sprint Car Nationals)

 

 

Miller, Mayden, Tanner, S. Winebarger, And Maricle Get Dad’s Night Wins At CGS
By Ben Deatherage
Cottage Grove, Oregon- After a sensational Friday night of racing, Cottage Grove Speedway fans got another dose of terrific action on Saturday, June 15th. The historical -mile clay oval hosted Dad’s Night where all fathers got into the races for FREE. Five classes were on the card including the Wingless Sprint Series, Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, and Hornets.

The previous two events for the Wingless Sprint Series at CGS had unfortunately fell to rain but the proverbial third time was the charm to final get a race completed. Salem’s Kyle Miller, in the Kady Adelman owned entry, took care of business to win his race of the season and continue his domination of Non-Wing Sprint racing at “The Grove”. Jake Mayden, of Springfield, took care of business in the Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds to win his second race of the campaign.

Portland standout Joey Tanner made the journey south to Cottage Grove for the first time in 2019. Tanner would park his prestigious mount in the winner’s circle and win in his first appearance adding another impressive win to his already incredible overall win count this season. After sweeping the weekend at Willamette Speedway not too long ago, Corbett teenager Skyler Winebarger bested the field in IMCA Sport Mods for his first CGS win. Finally, Eugene chauffeur Joe Maricle collected his second win in the Hornets.

Cottage Grove Speedway returns to racing on Saturday, June 22nd, for Grad Night. All class of 2019 graduates will get into the races for FREE. Four classes are on the bill including the Todd’s Auto Body Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, and Hornets.

Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 5:00, and Racing is scheduled to get kicked off at 6:00. Tickets are $13.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. CGS offers a Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 4 Youths) for $35.00, VIP Skybox Seating is $25.00 each, and Pit Passes are $30.00. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Sponsors/Marketing Partners
Archer Floor Covering
Bonanza Drive-Up
Boyce & Sons Landscape & Building Materials
Columbia Distributing
Comfort Suites of Creswell
Farmlands Market
Giant Burger
Goofy's Muffler, Customs, & More
James Heating & Air Conditioning
Maximus Unlimited
Mohawk Metal
O'Reilly's Auto Parts
Pink House
Todd's Auto Body
Welt & Welt
Wenzel's Farm Sausage
Dot’s Trophy Shop
Todd’s Auto Body
Mohawk Metal

 

 

Jason Shultz Finally Finds Himself In Victory Lane For The Joe Whitcomb Memorial At Selinsgrove Speedway

(Selinsgrove, PA) It has been a long time coming for Jason Shultz as he finally parked his No.29 in Selinsgrove Speedway victory for the Patriot Sprint Tour sanctioned Joe Whitcomb memorial.

Shultz was fast all night long after setting the 360 track record during time trials with a time of 16.726. After finishing second in his heat, he would start 6th for the 25 lap A-Main.

It would be Derek Locke and Todd Gracey starting on the front row of the 25 lap A-Main with Derek Locke taking command in the opening lap, however, Gracey would spin at the top of turn three bringing out the first yellow of the night. Because no laps were complete, it would be an original restart.

Locke would once again take over and start to pull away but he would have a fleet of competitors right behind him fighting for position.

Only one lap would be scored before a red flag came out as Brian Nornhold slammed into the turn four wall putting his 5N machine on its side. Jim Shuster would also come to a stop and his night would be complete. Mike Koehler had a left rear flat but was able to get it replaced and back out on the race track.

After about an eight minute closed red flag, Locke and Shultz would once again pull away from the rest of the field battling the top spot with Mallie Shuster, Kyle Reinhardt and Cody Keller would continue to contest for the third position.

On lap nine, Shultz would thread through both Derek Locke and a lap car to take the lead going down the back stretch.

Shultz would start to build a lead on the No. 77 of Derek Locke while also weaving his way through lap traffic. With less than five laps to go,

Locke would start to reel Shultz back in to recapture the lead. Shultz’s nearly two second lead would be all but gone with two laps remaining. Locke would come up just short from stealing away from Shultz.

Mallie Shuster would complete the podium, followed by Cody Keller and Kyle Reinhardt the top five.

Joe Trenca was the first full Patriot Member to cross the line and will be receiving the 150 first place points towards the 2019 championship. Davie Franek was the second PST member followed by Jared Zimbardi, Jordan Thomas, Kyle Drum, Josh Azzi, Mike Koehler, Pete Richardson and Roger Levesque who traveled over seven hours from his Bath, Ontario shop to race with us.

Davie Franek, Jared Zimbardi and Kyle Reinhardt were the heat winners while Roger Levesque won the Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher award.

The series returns to action next Saturday June 22 at Land of Legends for the second time in 2019. For up to date Patriot Sprint Tour information, please be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com and to connect with us on facebook, Instagram and twitter.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

Selinsgrove Speedway- Joe Whitcomb Memorial

A-Main: 1) 29-Jason Shultz 2) 77-Derek Locke 3) 49-Mallie Shuster 4) 99K-Keller 5) 1W-Kyle Reinhardt 6) 35L-Chad Layton 7) 98-Joe Trenca 8) 28F-Davie Franek 9) 33w-Mike Walter 10) 47c-Adam Carberry 11) 35-Jared Zimbardi 12) 66-Ryan Kissinger 13) 79-Jordan Thomas 14) 47-Kyle Drum 15) 19-Colby Womer 16) 6-Tyler Denochick 17) 17-Josh Azzi 18) 22r-Mike Koehler 19) 1-Jake Hummel 20) 67-Pete Richardson 21) 07-Curt Stroup 22) 16L-Roger Leveque

Lap Leaders: Derek Locke (1-9), Shultz (10-25)

Heat 1: 1) 28F-Davie Franek 2) 29-Jason Shultz 3) 98-Joe Trenca 4) 47-Kyle Drum 5) 35L-Chad Layton 6) 66-Ryan Kissinger 7) 19WColby Womer 8) 6- Tyler Denochick 9) 5n-Brian Nornhold

Heat 2: 1) 35-Jared Zimbardi 2) 99K-Cody Keller 3) 3-Todd Gracey 4) 33-Mike Walter 5) 67-Pete Richardson 6) 11-Jim Shuster 7) 1-Jake Hummel 8) 07-Curt Stroup

Heat 3: 1W-Kyle Reinhardt 2) 49-Mallie Shuster 3) 77-Derek Locke 4) 47C-Adam Carberry 5) 79-Jordan Thomas 6) 17-Josh Azzi 7) 22r-Mike Koehler 8) 16L-Roger Levesque

Time Trials: 1) 29- Jason Shultz (16.726- New Track Record) 2) 3-Todd Gracey (16.826) 3) 1W-Kyle Reinhardt (16.870) 4) 47-Kyle Drum (16.943) 5) 33w-Mike Walter (17.112) 6) 77-Derek Locke (17.132) 7) 98-Joe Trenca (17.138) 8) 99K-Cody Keller (17.148) 9) 47c-Adam Carberry (17.162) 10) 28F-Davie Franek (17.196) 11) 35-Jared Zimbardi (17.209) 12) 49-Mallie Shuster (17.250) 13) 66-Ryan Kissinger (17.279) 14) 11-Jim Shuster (17.329) 15) 79-Jordan Thomas (17.368) 16) 35-Chad Layton (17.379) 17) 67-Pete Richardson (17.499) 18) 17-Josh Azzi (17.610) 19) 19-Colby Womer (17.698) 20) 07-Curt Stroup 21) 22r-Mike Koehler (18.086) 22) 5n-Brian Nornhold (18.088) 23) 1-Jake Hummel (18.119) 24) 16L-Roger Levesque (18.427) 25) 6-Tyler Denochick (No Time)

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race # 9 Saturday June 15th 2019
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series
Hagerstown Speedway, Maryland
Jerald Harris Hustles to Hagerstown Win
With a super-fast sticky race track Jerald Harris showed he a had a good handle on the set up he needed as he went up high on the start and streaked to the win. Three heats started off the night with Scott Lutz, Kyle Ganoe and Michael Alleman taking wins before it was off to the redraw with Erin Statler drawing the pole. Erin Statler and Jerald Harris were on the front row pacing the field to the green with Harris staying high and taking the lead with Statler right on his tail and Dave Grube in tow. Ken Duke, Zack Newlin and Drew Ritchey were working their way up as Grube got by Statler but Harris stayed straight smooth and fast as traffic was now coming in play. After a red for a car getting in to the guard rail it was back at it for a run to the checkers. Harris took off and Grube was keeping him insight as Duke, Newlin and Ritchey were battling for third looking with all looking towards second as traffic was real heavy now. Harris really made his way through traffic and Grube broke away of the chasing group leaving third place race which Ritchey made the best moves in traffic letting others having to settle for fourth and fifth. With the checkered flag waving Jerald Harris speed under it to his second win of the year. At the line it was Jerald Harris, Dave Grube, Drew Ritchey, Ken Duke, Zack Newlin, Erin Statler, Jake Frye, Scott Lutz, Jaremi Hanson, Kyle Ganoe, Ryan Lynn, Ron Aurand, Cale Reigle, Kyle Keen, Justin Clark, Brad Mellott, Mke Leraas, Samanatha Lieberman, Reed Thompson, Michael Alleman, Bill Rice, Chris Ware, Stevie Kenawell, Scott Ellerman, Tony Harris, Donny Hendershot, Dylan Proctor, Daren Bolac and Kurt Knepper. We want to thank Hagerstown Speedway hosting the IMCA RaceSaver sprints from the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series, Pa Sprint Series and the Virginia Sprint Series again this year and look forward to visiting again next year. The Virginia Sprint Series will take off a week before returning to Shenandoah Speedway on Saturday June 29th.
Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Wilmot Raceway WI

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, June 15, 2019)--Sheboygan's Scotty Thiel captured his first Wilmot Raceway 30-lap Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association(IRA) feature highlighting Raymond Neeve Tribute Night Saturday, June 15.
Beaver Dam's Jeremy Schultz behind the wheel of the Captain Jim’s Yacht Sales 10w would lead the early portion of the Raymond Neeve Memorial Feature. Thiel and Bill Balog of North Pole, Alaska charged through the field into second and third and began to chase down Schultz Bob Hood owned 10w.
A red flag for Matt Vandervere of Zion, Illinois who got upside down in turn one would put Thiel and Balog on Schultz's bumper. Schultz got a good restart but after a handful of laps Thiel was along side and battling for the lead. Racing contact between the 64 and 10w would result in Schultz flipping into turn one.
Thiel would inherit the lead, and prove he was the strongest car over the final laps. In the final 10 laps, Thiel bobbled on the cushion allowing Balog to get back to his bumper, but a rare mistake by Balog a lap later would result in the 17b stopped over the cushion of turn three. Thiel would hold the field off on the final restart to claim victory over Joey Moughan of Springfield, Illinois. Kewaskum's Russel Borland would bring his 23 car home in third followed by Pleasant Prairie''sTodd Daun fourth and Beaver Dam's Scotty Neitzel fifth.
"I hate that happened," said Thiel about the incident with Schultz. "We're really good friends and it certainly wasn't on purpose. I was holding my line. I feel really badly."
"The car was really strong," Thiel added. "We had a new motor in it and it ran super. It's a great tune up for the (July 13) World of Outlaws here."
With 23 IRA 410 winged outlaw sprint car teams on hand on a cool June night, fans were sure to be in for a treat on Father’s Day weekend. Osborn and Son Trucking qualifying saw Jake Blackhurst set a new track record, as he piloted his 25 machine around the 3/8th mile in 12.407 seconds. Borland was second quick followed by current points leader Balog. Schultz and Thiel rounding out the top five.
Heat race number one saw Moughan in the 73AF lead all 10 laps en-route to the win ahead of Schultz and Neitzel. Defending IRA Champion Blackhurst brought the Kitchen Cooked 25 across in fourth over fifth place Dave Uttech of Kenosha.
The second heat was interesting before the green even waved as Thiel who was scheduled to start from the third position had to go to the work area. Thiel's team repaired the car but he had to start at the tail. Daun, former Wilmot regular season champion, would take the win, but the excitement was behind him as Thiel charged to the second position by the time the checkered flag flew. Borland would finish in third while Jereme Schroeder of Lake Villa, Illinois fourth and West Bend's Scott Biertzer rounded out the top five.
The third and final heat race was claimed by Balog. Defending Wilmot sprint car season champion Vandervere was second followed by “Mojo” Wayne Modjesk of Oak Creek third. Howards Grove's Ben Schmidt would bring the Oz Motorsports 73 home in fourth and Jim Fifield of Hewitt, Illinois fifth.
Brian Kristan of Zion, Illinois closed out the Father's Day Weekend Special by scoring his first ever 20-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint main victory.
"My crew guys talked me into coming out of retirement," said Kristan, whose last feature win at Wilmot was in 2010 and last anywhere was in 2011 at 141 Speedway, both in winged outlaw sprint cars. "Driving this without the wing is a lot different. I dedicate this win to TJ(Brian's twin brother who passed away in 2018). It's great having Pops (former Wilmot and IRA driver Joe Kristan) and mom (Judie) here along with a lot of other friends. This feels great."
Kristan jumped into the lead from his second row starting spot enroute to the victory. Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Illinois, driving one of Kristan's former cars, finished second. Past Wilmot Champion Doug Schenck of Cottage Grove was third. Defending Wilmot and AutoMeter Series Champion Tim Cox of Park City, Illinois was fourth. Zach Raidart of Antioch, Illinois was fifth.
C.J. Maleug of Johnsburg, Illinois chalked up his second consecutive 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprints feature win in as many weeks.
"I had no idea who much of a lead I had," said a winded Maleug who was a full straightaway ahead of the field at the checkered. "I guess I need to work out more. The track was challenging and I just kept my foot on the gas not knowing where anyone was behind me. I thank the Neeve family for the support they gave the show."
Kenosha's Mike Neau charged from 10th starting spot to finish runner-up. Early leader Slinger's Jeff Schmidt was third. Tim Brannam of Holiday Hills, Illinois was fourth with Ron Brannam of Barrington, Illinois fifth.
Eagle's Steve Mueller ended a two-year drought taking the win in the 20-lap modified main. "It matches the number two on the car," quipped Mueller whose first ever Wilmot win came in 2017. "This makes Father's Day weekend special because I am giving the trophy to my daughter's best friend who has been waiting for me to win one."
Mueller jumped in front from the drop of the green, never looking back, but not without a heavy challenge in the closing laps. Second place and past Wilmot champion Chris Carlson and third place and current point leader Joe Huenfeld of Cedarville, Illinois came across the checkered in less than two car lengths while slicing through lapped traffic. Genoa City's Nick Simons was fourth. Tichigan's Mike Wittenburg fifth.
Wilmot Raceway Family Night and First Responders Night is next up Saturday, June 22 at the facility on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds.
First responders with identification cards present at the ticket office will be admitted to the grandstand as guests of Wilmot Raceway.
On the 1/3-mile clay oval will be the AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, modifieds, street stocks, Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars plus a special appearance by the Milwaukee Stock Car Vintage Racing Club.
Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with Meet The Driver 5-5:30 with on track activity at 5:45 and racing to follow. C.K. Contractors is sponsoring a giveaway of checkered flags to early arriving youngsters. Grandstand admission is $15.00 for everyone ages 12 & over, with ages 11 & under admitted free.
For updates check wilmotraceway.com or the official Wilmot Raceway Facebook Page.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2015 - RAYMOND NEEVE MEMORIAL TRIBUTE FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL
BUMPER TO BUMPER INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION OUTLAW WINGED SPRINTS:
A Feature (30 laps) | Presented by Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts
1. 64-Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan[5]; 2. 73AF-Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL[2]; 3. 23-Russel Borland, Kewaskum[3]; 4. 19-Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie[7]; 5. 2W-Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam[13]; 6. 68-Dave Uttech, Kenosha[4]; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz, Salem[16]; 8. 17B-Bill Balog, North Pole, Alaska[10]; 9. 4B-Scott Biertzer, West Bend[14]; 10. 73-Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove[6]; 11. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek[12]; 12. 25-Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL[9]; 13. 43-Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL[8]; 14. 14F-Jim Fifield, Hewitt, IL[15]; 15. 63-Nick Matuszewski, Antigo[21]; 16. 45-Matt Wiese, Lomira[22]; 17. 29-Hunter Custer, Chippewa Falls[18]; 18. (DNF) 65D-Austin Deblauw, Holiday Hills, IL[19]; 19. (DNF) 85M-Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls[17]; 20. (DNF) 10W-Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam[1]; 21. (DNF) 18-Keith Fellner, Sturtevant[23]; 22. (DNF) 10V-Matt VandeVere, Zion, IL[11]; 23. (DNF) 5H-Patrick Haynes, Bradley, IL[20]
Heat 1 10 laps 1. 73AF-Joey Moughan; 2. 10W-Jeremy Schultz; 3. 2W-Scott Neitzel; 4. 25-Jake Blackhurst; 5. 68-Dave Uttech; 6. 4K-Kris Spitz; 7. 63-Nick Matuszewski; 8. 45-Matt Wiese.
Heat 2 10 laps 1. 19-Todd Daun; 2. 64-Scotty Thiel; 3. 23-Russel Borland; 4. 43-Jereme Schroeder; 5. 4B-Scott Biertzer; 6. 85M-Steve Meyer; 7. 65D-Austin Deblauw; 8. 18-Keith Fellner.
Heat 3 10 laps 1. 17B-Bill Balog; 2. 10V-Matt VandeVere; 3. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski; 4. 73-Ben Schmidt; 5. 14F-Jim Fifield; 6. 29-Hunter Custer; 7. 5H-Patrick Haynes.
Qualifying Presented by Osborn and Son Trucking
1. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 00:12.407 seconds(NEW TRACK RECORD - OLD - Brett Triplett, Linden, IL 00:12.549 on 8/16/2013); 2. 23-Russel Borland, 00:12.548; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:12.707; 4. 10W-Jeremy Schultz, 00:12.735; 5. 64-Scotty Thiel, 00:12.930]; 6. 73-Ben Schmidt, 00:12.985; 7. 68-Dave Uttech, 00:13.006[; 8. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 00:13.016; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 00:13.016; 10. 73AF-Joey Moughan, 00:13.024; 11. 19-Todd Daun, 00:13.063; 12. 10V-Matt VandeVere, 00:13.189; 13. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 00:13.199; 14. 65D-Austin Deblauw, 00:13.233; 15. 5H-Patrick Haynes, 00:13.308; 16. 4K-Kris Spitz, 00:13.334; 17. 85M-Steve Meyer, 00:13.375; 18. 29-Hunter Custer, 00:13.506; 19. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 00:13.510; 20. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 00:13.592; 21. 14F-Jim Fifield, 00:13.777; 22. 45-Matt Wiese, 00:14.084; 23. 18-Keith Fellner, 00:14.228.
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Brian Kristan, Zion, IL; 2. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 3. Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove; 4. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 5. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 6. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 7. Patrick Haynes, Bradley, IL; 8. Rusty Egan, Burlington; 9. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 10. Charles Spoonmore, Somonauk, IL; 11. Craig Campton, Pardeeville; 12. Johnny Fahl, Brown Deer; 13. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 14. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 15. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor; 16. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 17. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 18. Travis Mahoney, Oglesby, IL; 19. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 20. Nick Petska, Spring Grove; 21. Paul Shaffer, Milwaukee; 22. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 23. James Walldan, Kenosha; 24. Steve Clott, Madison.
1st 12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Mahoney; 2. Swim; 3. Bartolotta; 4. George Gaertner, Salem; 5. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 6. Kevin Frederiksen, Hales Corners; 7. Lance Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 8. Jim Wehrman, Kenosha; 9. Zach Hansen, New Berlin; 10. Bruce Waterworth, Milwaukee; 11. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor.
1nd 12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Crane; Sivia; Shaffer; 4. Clott; 5. Greg Alt, Delavan; 6. William Huck, Mukwonago; 7. Tom Eller, Zion; 8. Andy Hunt, Randolph; 9. Natalie Klemko, Bristol; 10. Tommy Colburn, New Berlin; 11. B.G. Wood, Kenosha.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: C. Klemko; Cox; Matt Vandervere, Zion; Spoonmore.
IRA LIGHTNING SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. C.J. Malueg, Johnsburg, IL; 2. Mike Neau, Kenosha; 3. Jeff Schmidt, Slinger; 4. Tim Brannam, Holiday Hills, IL; 5. Ron Brannam, Barrington, IL; 6. Michael Ungar, Madison; 7. Kevin Douglas, Sun Prairie; 8. Josh Rehberg, Franklin; 9. Jeremy Douglas, McFarland; 10. Shawn McGill, Johnsburg; 11. Jonathan Smith, Spring Grove, IL; 12. Max Brannam, Holiday Hills; 13. John Kirk, Johnsburg, IL; 14. Kevin Frederiksen, Hales Corners; 15. Derek Fortier, Racine; 16. Ion Stear, Hebron, IL.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Neau; J. Schmidt.
FAST QUALIFIER: Malueg(:14.727 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 2. Chris Carlson, South Milwaukee; 3. Joe Huenefeld, Cedarville, IL; 4. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 5. Mike Wittenburg, Tichigan; 6. John Dost, Bristol; 7. Mike Simons II, Genoa City; 8. Andy Sherley, Sheridan, Indiana; 9. David Wirth, Milwaukee; 10. Terry Kiedrowski, Union Grove; 11. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron; 12. Mike Conn, Big Bend; 13. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: M. Simons; Huenefeld.

 

Dave Shullick Jr. Scores First Feature Win with Osetek Racing on A&P Auto Parts Night

OSWEGO, NY (June 16, 2019) - Dave Shullick Jr. beat the rainy Central New York weather and the competition this past Saturday, June 15 to score his first feature win for car owner Chris Osetek on A&P Auto Parts Night at Oswego Speedway.

With rain moving into the area and every nearby track cancelled, Oswego held tough with all preliminary action in the books and the Supermodified feature ready to go by 7:00pm.

It appeared a first time winner may be in the cards for the 50-lap main, with Lou LeVea Jr. and teenage sensation Tyler Thompson on the front row and it was Thompson who got the jump on the outside lane to take the lead going into turn one.

LeVea Jr, who lead until halfway in the second Twin 35 a week earlier, fell back to fourth, giving way to Thompson, third starting Dave Shullick Jr. and fourth starting Mike Barnes before the first lap was completed.

Just as the field had crossed the line to put lap 1 into the books, Tim Snyder and Alison Sload got together in turn one, causing Sload to go around. Snyder came to a stop off the exit of turn two. Both drivers were able to continue.

Right away, Thompson was out front, but was going to be tested with one of the best in Shullick starting just behind him on the restart over LeVea Jr, Barnes, and Brandon Bellinger inside the top five.

Thompson, who had never before lead a feature at Oswego, executed the restart perfectly as did the No. 02 of Bellinger, who immediately shot low under Barnes and later LeVea Jr. to move into the third position.

By lap 10, Bellinger had caught the front two cars of Thompson and Shullick, but it was still last season’s rookie of the year building a comfortable advantage on the No. 95 with plenty of racing left to go.

Shortly thereafter, misfortune struck LeVea Jr. for a second week as the No. 83 again dropped out of the event while running fourth. This moved Logan Rayvals, who had just gone by Barnes, into fourth.

On lap 19, Thompson and Shullick found lapped traffic and all it took was the slightest hesitation by the No. 98T for Shullick to shoot low in turn three with the halfway point quickly approaching.

With 22 laps complete, it was now Shullick out front ahead of Thompson, Bellinger, and Barnes, who had since swapped spots with Rayvals in a torrid side by side battle for the fourth position.

Less than a lap before halfway, the caution lights were illuminated once again as debris was on the race track. This threw out the comfortable lead Shullick had built, now bringing Thompson and Bellinger right to his back bumper.

For this restart, two lapped cars were left in between the third place car and the fourth place car, making for a very interesting scenario for the No. 68 of Barnes. The Hustler went outside and then inside to go by both Jack Patrick and Camden Proud while holding onto the spot.

With thirty laps in, it was still Shullick trying to run away and hide. Thompson remained second over Bellinger, Barnes, Rayvals, and Otto Sitterly, who had just gone by Dave Gruel and Joe Gosek to take over sixth.

On that thirtieth circuit, the yellow flag was put out again as Sload’s tough day continued when she came to a halt on the back straightaway, bringing the field right tight together on yet another occasion.

When the race was set to restart, the leaders jammed up down the backstretch, causing Aric Iosue to spin out and destroying the nose wing on Gosek’s No. 00. Just a few laps later, Gosek was forced to drop out of the event.

The second attempt at a restart went much smoother and Shullick again began to pull away ahead of Thompson, Bellinger, Barnes, Rayvals, and Sitterly who were nose to tail just behind him.

By lap 35, Sitterly had worked under both Rayvals and Barnes to move into fourth with his sights now set on Bellinger and Thompson in the closing laps. Meanwhile, the race leader was gone.

For the next ten circuits, Sitterly methodically worked over Bellinger until the No. 02 drifted high coming off turn two with five to go, giving the defending track champ the lane he was looking for underneath.

With four to go, Sitterly next went way high to the outside of Thompson in turns three and four to take over second, but it was too little too late as Shullick was nowhere in sight as laps continued to wind down.

The race for third, fourth and fifth was far from over, however. On the final corner, Bellinger dove to the inside of Thompson to look for third. It was nearly a dead head for the position, but the teenager held on for his first Supermodified podium over Bellinger and Barnes in the top five.

Completing the top ten in the A&P Auto Parts 50 were Rayvals, Gruel, Danny Connors Jr, Jeff Abold and Sload. Dave Danzer, Iosue, Proud, Patrick, and Gosek were the top fifteen finishers.

Ending their evening in the pit area were Dan Bowes, LeVea Jr, Snyder, Keith Shampine, and Hal LaTulip. The team car to Shullick, Shampine was only able to take the green flag due to ongoing mechanical issues with the No. 55.

After a tremendous run, Thompson was awarded the Lighthouse Lanes ‘Up & Comer’ prize for his career best effort in a Supermodified at Oswego Speedway.

Once again, Sitterly was clearly the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger as he put on a show to drive from eleventh all the way up to the second spot.

Oswego Speedway’s 2019 season will continue next Saturday, June 22 with another ‘Road to the Championship’ event for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supers plus the rescheduled driver autograph session presented by Helena Agri-Enterprises.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, you can visit the track’s website online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Fans can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

BOX SCORE

A&P Auto Parts Night

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Novelis Supermodifieds

Feature (50-laps): 1. 95 DAVE SHULLICK JR, 2. 7 Otto Sitterly, 3. 98T Tyler Thompson, 4. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 5. 68 Michael Barnes, 6. 94 Logan Rayvals, 7. 50 Dave Gruel, 8. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 9. 05 Jeff Abold, 10. 39 Alison Sload, 11. 52 Dave Danzer, 12. 11 Aric Iosue, 13. 54 Camden Proud, 14. 90 Jack Patrick, 15. 00 Joe Gosek, 16. 25 Dan Bowes, 17. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 18. 0 Tim Snyder, 19. 55 Keith Shampine, 20. 56 Hal LaTulip

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 95 Dave Shullick Jr, 2. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 3. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 4. 68 Michael Barnes, 5. 05 Jeff Abold, 6. 39 Alison Sload, 7. 90 Jack Patrick

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 98T Tyler Thompson, 2. 25 Dan Bowes, 3. 94 Logan Rayvals, 4. 00 Joe Gosek, 5. 11 Aric Iosue, 6. 54 Camden Proud

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 52 Dave Danzer, 2. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 3. 50 Dave Gruel, 4. 7 Otto Sitterly, 5. 0 Tim Snyder, 6. 55 Keith Shampine

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #7 Otto Sitterly

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #98T Tyler Thompson

 

 

Gerrits, Ritchie, Muehlbauer, Warner star in Plymouth Dirt Track A mains

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 15, 2019 – On an evening more reminiscent of late fall than early summer, three first-time A-main winners and another competitor that is no stranger to victory lane turned up the heat on an otherwise unseasonably cold evening at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, June 15.

Will Gerrits of Waupun claimed his first career PDTR 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car A-main victory in dominant wire-to-wire fashion. Veteran competitor Justin Ritchie of New London notched his first career 25-lap Gasroots Project Late Model A main in his debut season competing regularly at Plymouth. Jeff Muehlbauer of Elkhart Lake posted his first Career 25-lap Klips & Tips Grand National A-main and Tim Warner of Fond du Lac was victorious in the 25-lap Cellcom B Mod A main.

Gerrits grabbed the lead on the initial start from his outside front row starting spot as polesitter Paul Pokorski of West Bend tucked into second. Before one lap was completed, a four-car incident exiting turn four brought out a red flag as Bill Taylor Boltonville flipped into the frontstretch wall after 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh, Plymouth’s Adam Miller and Josh Teunissen of Waldo made heavy contact. All four drivers were forced to retire from the race after their machines suffered heavy damage in the melee.

Following a complete restart, Gerrits again got the jump to lead the opening lap, while two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex slid past Pokorski into second in turn three.

By lap 8, Gerrits had built up an impressive full-straightaway advantage over Schlafer on the fast and smooth track surface. On lap 9, Gerrits caught the back of the 22-car field, which allowed Schlafer, to cut the gap on the leader slightly.

One lap later, eighth starter Travis Arenz of Sheboygan dove underneath Pokorski to claim third and quickly set his sights on Schlafer in third. On lap 18, Arenz worked his way past Schlafer into second place.

Meanwhile, Gerrits had his way at the front of the field, working through lapped traffic expertly on the way to his first career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main triumph.

Arenz finished second, Schlafer finished third, Pokorski wound up fourth and 2010 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee finished fifth after starting seventh.

Justin Ritchie grabbed the lead of the Late Model A main on the opening lap from the pole with 2016 PDTR Late Model champion Tim Buhler powering his way into second from the fourth starting spot.

The first of three caution flags appeared on lap 1 for debris on the frontstretch, which prompted a completed restart. When the green flag flew, Ritchie again got the jump on outside front row starter Jim Schmidt of Cleveland to lead the opening lap.

On lap 3, the second caution appeared for an incident in turn four. Ritchie used a strong restart to bolt away from the field as Jim Schmidt dueled with third starter Charlie Schmidt of Cedar Grove for the runner-up spot.

Jim Schmidt assumed second place in turn four on lap 5 before the third and final caution appeared on lap 6 when Charlie Schmidt spun out in turn four. The restart saw defending PDTR Late Model champion Justin Schmidt of Cleveland, who started fifth, work past sixth starter Turk Letizia of Milwaukee to seize second on lap 7.

On lap 11, Letizia found himself dueling with Jim Schmidt and four-time PDTR Late Model champion Brad Mueller of Random Lake for third. The trio battled three-wide for third on lap 12 before Mueller grabbed spot for good.

As Ritchie began to encounter slower traffic, Justin Schmidt closed the gap significantly on lap 14. Justin Schmidt pulled to within striking distance on lap 18.

Justin Schmidt looked as though he might make a run at Ritchie as the race wound down. However, Ritchie was just too strong as he widened his lead over the final three laps on the way to his first career PDTR Late Model A-main victory behind the wheel of the Craig Schueffner-owned No. 70 machine.

Justin Schmidt finished second, Mueller placed third, Jim Schmidt wound up fourth and eighth starter Brett Swedberg of Shawano finished fifth.

Jeff Muehlbauer outpowered polesitter Jason Juech of Plymouth to lead the opening lap of the Grand National A main. Muehlbauer staying glued to the high grove in the early going as third starter Steven Weber of Plymouth moved in to take second away from Juech in turn three on lap 5.

Weber was closing the gap on Muehlbauer before the first caution flag of the race appeared on lap 12 when Dylan May of West Bend spun in turn four. On the restart, Juech regained second place on lap 13, while Tyler Kulow of Plymouth, who started fourth, pressured Weber for third.

After another caution flag slowed the pace on lap 15, Muehlbauer drifted very high in turn one the ensuing restart, which allowed Juech to take the lead with Kulow sneaking into second on lap 16. However, Muehlbauer recovered along the high line to set up a spirited three-car duel for the top spot, which saw Muehlbauer, Juech and Kulow go three wide exiting turn four on lap 18.

Muehlbauer emerged with the lead with Kulow gaining second and charging in to pressure for the lead on lap 20. The third and final caution flag then appeared on lap 20 when J.J. Pagel of Mount Calvary spun in turn two. On the final restart, Muehlbauer darted away from the pack while Kulow and Weber resumed their side-by-side battle for second place in the closing laps.

Muehlbauer pulled away in the waning laps to secure his first career PDTR Grand National A-main victory. Kulow placed second, Weber took third, Luke Scholten of Oostburg charged up from the 10th starting spot to finish fourth and Juech rounded out the top five.

After the first attempt to start the 25-lap B Mod A main was aborted when Patrick Hanson of Sheboygan Falls spun in turn one of the opening lap, polesitter Jesse Cullen of Chilton grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag.

On lap 7, outside front row starter Barry Maas of Cascade applied pressure to Cullen along the low groove. However, three laps later Maas felt pressure of his own as fifth starter Tim Warner used the high line to challenge for second.

As the leaders moved into lapped traffic on lap 12, Warner slipped past Maas on lap 14 and set his sights on the lead. On lap 16, the second caution flag appeared when Tony Gates spun in turn four.

One lap later, Cullen brought out the third and final caution of the race when he looped his machine in turn four while leading. With Cullen relegated to the rear of the field following the spin, Warner assumed the top spot.

With nothing but clear track ahead of him, Warner pulled away over the final eight laps en route to his third career PDTR B Mod A-main victory and second main event triumph of the season at Plymouth. Maas placed second, Travis Schmidt of Waldo, who started third, finished third, Marcus Hoeppner of Hartford placed fourth after starting sixth and Brandon Knepprath of Kewaskum charged from the 11th starting spot to place fifth.

Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum won the 12-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main 1 and Tony Wondra of Campbellsport claimed the 12-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main 2.

The sixth PDTR program of the 2019 season, which was presented by Butch and Janet Hafemann, featured a total of 92 cars, including 36 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, 20 Late Models, 19, B Mods and 17 Grand Nationals.

The next PDTR racing program on Saturday, June 22 will feature the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals and B Mods. Hot laps will start at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow at 6 p.m.

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RICHARD’S OF DUNBAR SPRINT CAR
Date of Race: June 15, 2019
HEAT 1
1, Kevin Karnitz 2, Travis Arenz 3, Bill Taylor 4, Paul Pokorski 5, Brandon Berth 6, Chris Flick 7, Chris Clayton 8, Scott Conger 9, Mike Decker.
HEAT 2
1, Josh Teunissen 2, Adam Miller 3, Jim Melis 4, Shane Wenninger 5, Justin Miller 6, Anthony Knierim 7, Blake Wondra 8, Al Schlafer 9, Robbie Pribnow.
HEAT 3
1, Lance Fassbender 2, Josh Walter 3, Tim Haddy 4, Will Gerrits 5, Tony Wondra 6, Justin Erickson 7, Jack Vanderboom 8, Cole Possi 9, Nich Melis.
HEAT 4
1, Danny Schlafer 2, Kurt Davis 3, Tyler Brabant 4, Brandon McMullen 5, Bryce Schmitt 6, Tyler Davis 7, Doug Wondra 8, Tyler Nelson 9, Preston Ruh.
B FEATURE 1
1, Shane Wenninger 2, Bryce Schmitt 3, Justin Erickson 4, Jack Vanderboom 5, Chris Flick 6, Mike Decker 7, Preston Ruh 8, Cole Possi 9, Anthony Knierim 10. Chris Clayton.
B FEATURE 2
1, Tony Wondra 2, Brandon Berth 3, Nich Melis 4, Al Schlafer 5, Doug Wondra 6, Scott Conger 7, Blake Wondra 8, Tyler Davis 9, Tyler Nelson 10, Robbie Pribnow.
A FEATURE
1, Will Gerrits 2, Travis Arenz 3, Danny Schlafer 4, Paul Pokorski 5, Kurt Davis 6, Justin Miller 7, Jim Melis 8, Kevin Karnitz 9, Tim Haddy 10, Josh Walter 11, Tony Wondra 12, Tyler Brabant 13, Shane Wenninger 14, Nich Melis 15, Justin Erickson 16, Brandon Berth 17, Bryce Schmitt 18, Lance Fassbender 19, Josh Teunissen 20, Adam Miller 21, Brandon McMullen 22, Bill Taylor.

 

 

SPRINT CAR BANDITS DRIVER USES 100-LAP OLD RIGHT REAR TIRE to PULL IN $2,000 WIN at 82 SPEEDWAY

Petty, TX (6/16/19) by DarinShort.com. The young Sprint Car Bandits series is not without its faults, yet the goals of its founders nearly four years after its inception continue to prove that its rules are helping teams to save money on consumables racing – all without diminishing the quality of racing or requiring teams to buy something added to compete in it.

At the inception of the series nearly four years ago, one veteran DFW sprint driver commented after reading the Sprint Car Bandits series launch press release by commenting, and I quote: “This will never work. You can’t run these cars with the same two rear tires all night long. I’ll never support this series.”

Well, not only has the Sprint Car Bandits proven that you can run the same rear tires all night long (saving drivers that support the series literally $1,000’s of dollars, each, a season), but you can be competitive while doing so.

Last night at the mile high-banked new 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, Will Eggimann would choose to mount a right rear tire that already had over 100 laps of Sprint Car Bandits racing on it – then logged another 33 laps of racing on that tire last night. And when the night was over, the tire proved strong enough to help the team land in victory lane and collecting $2,000.

At this point, if this press release sounds more like a Sunday sermon, well, maybe it is. And maybe it’s time for other short track racing series to take note that maybe you can affect change and take a stab at closing the obvious economic gap that was created nearly 18 years ago.

Everything changed for a lot of people after the events of 9/11. It was at that exact same point that it had a huge effect on short track racing – yet the industry didn’t respond to it directly, and for the most part still hasn’t.

The key, pivotal thing that changed after 9/11 was the cost of race teams and fans traveling to events due to their cost of fuel tripling.

That trickle-down effect has changed the sport permanently, as that change in the nightly ‘budget’ for racers and fans forced everyone to make choices – whether they are consciously aware of them, or not. Suddenly, the cost of fuel for traveling to events surpassed several other of the weekly ‘consumable’ expenses fans and teams experienced that were going to races.

As a result, this has put an added squeeze on area tracks and their operators in the meantime, as generally smaller crowds and fields of race teams makes it nearly impossible for tracks to ‘pay more’ to help cover the racers new increased fuel budget.

And repeating what was previously stated in this press release, that change to the ‘formula’ or budget went without any correction by the tracks or industry, and the result was a lot of fans and teams ended up not being able to afford racing’s new reality.

What does this have to do with the Sprint Car Bandits ‘same rear tire all night long’ rule? Well, this rule forces drivers to not be able to have the option of spending more on this specific consumable, which directly reduces the budget in that area and helps to offset the added expense of fuel traveling to events: if a driver saves $200-300 in one area, it helps to cover this added fuel expense…all while not requiring the race track operator to cough up more purse money.

This is not rocket science. It is our hope in the Sprint Car Bandits series by making occasional reference to its goals (as in the case of this press release) that maybe it will help other series and track operators out there to take action themselves to find a way to affect change in their own situation, like we have done with our group in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding area.

After being involved in this sport and industry now 40 years in 2019, it is this writers, and SCB series co-founders hope, that those who are in a position to affect change take one moment to pause and ask themselves: what can I do to help fix a problem none of us started a long time ago, on September 11th 2001, by looking hard at their current rules and local economics that are affecting their track/and or series. Clearly, we have found a way in the Sprint Car Bandits to help bridge the gap some. It’s a step in the right direction anyway – and all without diminishing the fan experience or quality of racing.

By no means is this a finger-pointing statement towards tire manufacturers. It’s quite the exact opposite, as it shows these are high quality tires, that can, and will, handle more racing laps with the slightest rule changes. Our series rules have proven by taking some of the downforce off the car (with our 20 maximum top wing angle rule) and by requiring certain track prep steps be taken by Series tracks, it can significantly increase the lifespan of a common consumable: a racing tire.

Thank you in advance to those that took the time to read this press release to this point. Now, let’s resume with the racing highlights from another exciting visit to the beautiful and state-of-the-art 82 Speedway located about 15 miles west of Paris, Texas:

82 Speedway is located on the ‘fringe’ area of the core of the DFW Metroplex area, which houses several hundred racers in a multitude of racing divisions. It is approximately 80 minutes from NE suburbs of Dallas. As with any new business, the track has experienced baby-step growth along the way, but last night the track really caught its potential stride as 94 race teams would converge on this special night featuring the Sprint Car Bandits series, along with the Open Comp Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds, Eco Mods and Texas Stocks.

The Sprint Car Bandits feature would roll out third in running order with several racing lines available to the 18-car field as they came down for the start by flagman Kevin Fry. At the last SCB event at 82 Speedway in May, Minnesota transplant Will Eggimann would find the top line around the wide expanses of ’82 to his liking, coming from his 10th place starting spot to take an eventual win. Eggimann would again choose the high line to establish the early feature lead. With two- and three-wide racing throughout the pack taking place, 11th place starter Casey Burkham would continue his strong string of 82 Speedway SCB performances by picking off car after car. In the meantime, several great battles near the front of the pack would ensue with drivers such as Colby Estes, Scott Evans, Chad Wilson and Michael Day. Later in the event, with Eggimann still ripping the high line of the smooth, slick surface, Burkham would emerge through the pack in second place.

A caution flag waved on lap 17 (of 25), with the final eight rounds going caution-free with Eggimann pulling away to a sizable margin at the checkers, collecting his second 82 Speedway SCB win in a row, along with $2,000 – of which I would venture to guess he will use to purchase some fresh Hoosier Racing Tire rubber for the next Series event, which will be held this coming Saturday, June 22nd at 105 Speedway near Cleveland Texas.

This event also ended the second ‘Smiley’s Racing 4-Pack Bonus’ of the season for SCB Fierce 15 drivers that completed in the past four Series events. Each of those drivers will collect an added bonus of $100 simply for being a part of our driver rewards program and by supporting the Series events. The www.KoolTrikes.com heat races were won by Series rookie Cody Freeman, 2018 SCB series champion Colby Estes and Will Eggimann.

The largest crowd in the short history of the new 82 Speedway witnessed the event during a hot early summer night. Track owner Tracy Peters would help keep multiple racing lines available to the sprint teams throughout the event by conducting track prep when the track needed it, which led to another night of great racing.

Thank you once again to the race teams and fans that continue to support the Series this season. We know that race teams, tracks, sponsors and fans have choices and we’re excited of where we are collectively, as Season 4 of the Sprint Car Bandits series rolls on.

Here are the feature results from 82 Speedway in Petty Texas from the June 15th Sprint Car Bandits series event. Click www.82Speedway.com for full results from the track divisions.

A-feature 25 laps:

77w – Will Eggimann (top qualifier) 45b – Casey Burkham (started 11th) 2 – Michael Day (started 6th) 71 – Colby Estes (started 2nd) 47 – Chipper Wood (started 10th) 74e – Claud Estes III (started 7th) 12w – Dale Wester (started 9th) 99b – Blake Mallory (started 13th) 9tx – Brad Wesp (started 12th) 2h – Tommy Hall (started 17th) 02 – Cody Freeman (started 4th) 20 – Chad Wilson (started 17th) 118 – Scott Evans (started 3rd) 74 – DJ Estes (started 8th) 23 – Junior Jenkins (started 5th) 41m – Steve McMackin (started 14th) 72 – Daniel Estes (started 18th) 55 – Brad Queen (DNS)

Again, next up is a big $2,000 to win and $300 to start SCB series event on Saturday June 22nd at 105 Speedway near Cleveland Texas, we hope to see you all there! In the meantime, click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in Series news!

Here are pics of the RR tire that has over 133 laps of racing on it after the feature event last night:

 

Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt

 

ERIE, MI (June 15, 2019) – Friday night, the Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Ignition / Motul ventured south to Jerry Gappen’s pristine Gas City I-69 Speedway for the 2nd annual Jack and Jiggs Classic. Chad Blonde drove to an impressive win in front of the large, enthusiastic crowd after some pretty intense racing.

 

After a slow start, qualifying 4th in his heat group, Blonde regrouped and won the Engler Machine & Tool Heat and the MSD Performance Dash, earning the pole for the feature.  With a mad scramble into turn one on the first lap of the feature, Blonde was shuffled back to 4th as Zane DeVault charged into the lead.  After a couple early cautions, Blonde moved into 2nd on lap 4.  As the leaders got into traffic, Blonde powered into the lead on lap 8 and DeVault got boxed in, letting Blonde drive away.  From there on, Blonde was in full command and survived cautions and reds to take the win. 

 

The big crowd was thrilled by intense racing for 2nd through 5th between DeVault in a car just put together last week, Kody Kinser, Tyler Gunn, and Boston Mead.  Dan McCarron, running in the top 4, was the victim of contact by another car and flipped, bringing out the first red flag.  Reds also were displayed for a Jay Steinebach flip and a near flip by Joshua Turner.

 

Kody Kinser and Boston Mead were Benic Enterprises Fast Masters (fast qualifiers).  Blonde won the Engler Machine & Tool Heat and the MSD Performance Dash.  Zane Devault took the King Engine Bearings Heat.

 

SOD point leader Ryan Ruhl had an eventful night as a mechanical issue prevented him from qualifying.  Ruhl started 18th in the feature and charged ahead only to be the victim of a spin.  Undaunted and restarting at the rear, he quickly moved up, finishing 7th and being the MAHLE / KSE Hard Charger.

 

Qualifying – Benic Enterprises Fast Masters (fast qualifiers)

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

11.535

4K

Kody Kinser

King Engine Bearings Heat

11.437

27B

Boston Mead

 

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

5b

Chad Blonde

 

2

68G

Tyler Gunn

Ti22 Performance

3

22M

Dan McCarron

Racing Optics

4

4K

Kody Kinser

 

5

88N

Frank Neill

 

6

0

Ricky Ferkel

 

7

70

Eli Lakin

 

8

24

Eric Smith

 

9

52

Zac Broughman

 

DNS

3

Dustin Shriver

 

 

King Engine Bearings Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

7

Zane DeVault

 

2

27B

Boston Mead

Ti22 Performance

3

4

Joshua Turner

Racing Optics

4

5QB

Quentin Blonde

 

5

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

6

10S

Jay Steinebach

 

7

1a

Mark Aldrich

 

8

24+

Michael Schumacher

 

9

71H

Ryan Ruhl

 

10

27K

Jason Blonde

 

 

MSD Performance Dash

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

5b

Chad Blonde

 

2

7

Zane DeVault

Allstar Performance

3

27B

Boston Mead

Racing Optics

4

68G

Tyler Gunn

 

5

22M

Dan McCarron

 

6

4

Joshua Turner

 

 

 

A-Main

 

#

Driver

Contingencies

1

5b

Chad Blonde

Rod End Supply

2

7

Zane DeVault

Rod End Supply

3

4K

Kody Kinser

Rod End Supply

4

68G

Tyler Gunn

Schoenfeld Headers

5

27B

Boston Mead

Saldana Racing Products

6

5QB

Quentin Blonde

Pyrotect Racing Cells

7

71H

Ryan Ruhl

King Racing Products

8

88N

Frank Neill

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

9

0

Ricky Ferkel

 

10

70

Eli Lakin

 

11