USAC Race Results & Press Releases

Courtesy, Dick Jordan

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

August 21, 2014 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer"Sprint Car Smackdown III"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.791; 2. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-12.985; 3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.176; 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.178; 5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.189; 6. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.197; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-13.267; 8. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-13.281; 9. Max McGhee, 17m, McGhee-13.286; 10. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-13.328; 11. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.338; 12. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-13.361; 13. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.465; 14. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.484; 15. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.532; 16. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-13.553; 17. Logan Hupp, 2m, Marshall-13.586; 18. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.597; 19. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.605; 20. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-13.612; 21. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.631; 22. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-13.641; 23. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.692; 24. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-13.723; 25. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.737; 26. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-13.798; 27. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.970; 28. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.977; 29. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, Becker-14.054; 30. Brian Karraker, 3R, Byram-14.060; 31. Ryan Bernal, 27a, Elson-14.212; 32. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-14.227; 33. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-14.305; 34. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-14.946; 35. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Darland, 3. Windom, 4. Gurley, 5. McGhee, 6. Price-Miller, 7. Karraker. 8. Hupp, 9. Courtney. 2:18.13

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Thomas, 3. Grant, 4. Ballou, 5. Shuman, 6. Cummins, 7. Bernal, 8. Moore. 2:19.11

REMAINDER OF PROGRAM RAINED OUT (This program will be resumed beginning at 2 pm Saturday, prior to Saturday's regularly scheduled event.)

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NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: August 22 - Kokomo (IN) Speedway - Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer"Sprint Car Smackdown III"

 

 

USAC/CRA “CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK” BEGINS AUGUST 30TH
By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 21, 2014... After a successful return to Perris, the cars and stars of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series are preparing for the highly anticipated “California Sprint Week.” Beginning August 30th at Calistoga’s Louie Vermeil Classic, the five-race in eight night tour will also visit Chico, Watsonville, and Santa Maria. At press time, the Calistoga events will pay a minimum of $5,000-to-win as the other shows will pay $2,750-to-win and $350-to-start.

After scoring his seventh victory of the season, “The Demon” Damion Gardner leads a talented roster of drivers to the “California Sprint Week.” Mike Spencer, Nic Faas, Matt Mitchell, Austin Williams, Brody Roa, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, Richard Vander Weerd, Jake Swanson, and “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman round out the top-10 drivers in the point chase. Mitchell, Spencer, Vander Weerd, and the Williams brothers have claimed one feature win during the campaign.

Currently eleventh in points, Yorba Linda’s Logan Williams leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Snohomish, Washington’s Gary Taylor, Cody Swanson of Norco, and Verdemont Heights’ Chris Gansen are also in contention.

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS: Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico have a strict 90db at 100 feet state mandated sound rule. The Flowmaster “Suitcase” (Part 53545-USAC) is the legal muffler for both race tracks. If the sound levels are broken, the racer will be disqualified and not allowed to compete. Per USAC/CRA rules, all fuel-injected 410 and 360 powered sprint cars must run the Hoosier 105/16 Medium Right Rear Tire and all four corners must be Hoosier. Cars must pass a tech inspection and one-way radios are mandatory for drivers. USAC/CRA charges a $25 entry fee to all competitors, which includes a transponder rental. Carbureted spec sprints are welcome to race with USAC/CRA and can still use their track legal Hoosier tires.

The “California Sprint Week” will open at the famed Calistoga Speedway on August 30th and 31st for the “7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic.” Since August 2008, twelve USAC/CRA races have been held at the Napa County Fairgrounds and Damion Gardner, Mike Spencer, and Kevin Swindell are tied for the series lead with two victories. Last season, Bud Kaeding and Kyle Larson stood atop the podium and “The Bullet” Blake Miller still holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 19.078, set on September 4, 2010. The Honda USAC Western Midgets will share the spotlight and for more information, visit www.louievermeilclassic.net, www.calistogaspeedway.org, or call 916.773.7225.

On Thursday, September 4th, the “California Sprint Week” will continue at Dennis Gage's Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. Held during the "Gold Cup Race of Champions," the event will mark the second appearance of USAC/CRA at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. On September 8, 2011, Kyle Larson won the co-sanctioned race with the USAC Western Classic Racing Series and “The Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild set the rack record of 13.600. The Honda USAC Western and Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets will join the action packed card and for more information, visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com or call 530.350.7275.

The following night, Friday, September 5th, John Prentice's Ocean Speedway in Watsonville will host the fourth round of the tour. Since July 2010, seven USAC/CRA races have been held at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds and Mike Spencer won his series leading third victory on June 27th. Heading into the event, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 12.701 set on August 10, 2012. The “USAC/CRA Night at the Races” will also showcase 4-Bangers, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, and IMCA Sport Mods. For more event information, visit www.oceanspeedway.com or call 831.662.WINN (9466).

Promoted by Chris Kearns and the United States Auto Club, Santa Maria Speedway will host the finale of the “California Sprint Week” on Saturday, September 6th. The race will be the eighteenth appearance of USAC/CRA at the 1/3-mile oval and “The Cadillac” Cody Williams earned his first series win on July 5th. “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Mike Spencer, and Austin Williams are tied for the USAC/CRA lead with two feature wins and “The Bullet” Blake Miller holds the 1-lap qualifying record of 13.230, set on June 14, 2008. The special event will also showcase the USAC HPD Midgets and Mini Stocks. For more event information, visit www.racesantamariaspeedway.com or call 805.714.8538.

To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA).
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CALISTOGA AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS:
2-Damion Gardner, 2-Mike Spencer, 2-Kevin Swindell, 1-Robert Ballou, 1-Ryan Bernal, 1-Kyle Hirst, 1-Bud Kaeding, 1-Tim Kaeding, 1-Kyle Larson.

CHICO AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS:
1-Kyle Larson.

WATSONVILLE AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS:
3-Mike Spencer, 2-Cory Kruseman, 1-Damion Gardner, 1-Marty Hawkins

SANTA MARIA AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS:
2-Cory Kruseman, 2-Mike Spencer, 2-Austin Williams, 1-Ryan Bernal, 1-Tyler Brown, 1-Nic Faas, 1-Rickie Gaunt, 1- Garrett Hansen, 1-Mike Kirby, 1-Blake Miller, 1-Danny Sheridan, 1-Cody Williams, 1-Rip Williams.

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. Damion Gardner-786, 2. Mike Spencer-631, 3. Nic Faas-628, 4. Matt Mitchell-517, 5. Austin Williams-507, 6. Brody Roa-496, 7. Cody Williams-483, 8. Richard Vander Weerd-471, 9. Jake Swanson-460, 10. Cory Kruseman-381, 11. Logan Williams-321, 12. Gary Taylor-263, 13. Ryan Bernal-251, 14. Jace Vander Weerd-240, 15. Chris Gansen-234, 16. A.J. Bender-199, 17. Ronnie Gardner-198, --. Cody Swanson-198, 19. R.J. Johnson-160, 20. Corey Ballard-139.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE:
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
August 30: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / California Sprint Week)
August 31: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / California Sprint Week)
September 4: Silver Dollar Speedway - Chico, CA (Gold Cup Race of Champions / California Sprint Week / $2,750-to-Win / $350-to-start)
September 5: Ocean Speedway - Watsonville, CA (California Sprint Week / $2,750-to-Win / $350-to-start)
September 6: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA (California Sprint Week / $2,750-to-Win / $350-to-start)
September 13: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Glenn Howard Classic)
November 7: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals)
November 8: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $20,000-to-Win)
November 14: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)
November 15: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC National Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

SPONSOR, PRIZE LISTS GROW FOR "SPRINT CAR SMACKDOWN III"

This year's Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer "Sprint Car Smackdown III" at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway is rapidly becoming one of America's destination events for participants and fans alike. The three-night racing extravaganza begins Thursday and runs through Saturday night at the 1/3-mile dirt oval.

In addition to securing Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer as the title sponsor for 2014, the event has already generated an impressive list of performance-driven sponsorships and prizes, including a total of $10,000 in lap prizes to be distributed to the top-five drivers in each feature event lap during the three nights!

Saturday's 40-lap feature offers $10,000-to-win and the competition even spills off-track with Thursday night's inaugural "Sprint Car Snackdown," thanks to Cooper Tire. They will award a set of tires as part of a prize package for the top-two finishers in an eating contest among the top-six finishers from the 2013 "Smackdown" finale. Dave Darland, Shane Cottle, Chase Stockon, Chris Windom, Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson will head to Kokomo Speedway's Turn 5 Bar after the evening's 30-lap feature to down 20 boneless chicken wings faster than their competition. All fans and fellow on-track competitors are invited to attend.

On the track, two new major awards come courtesy of Brase Yourself, which is also a lap sponsor for the weekend. The will award $500 to the "Newcomer of the Year" (the top finishing driver attending his first Smackdown), along with $500 to the team voted to have the "Best Appearing Car" during the weekend.

AllStar Performance will also reward "Smackdown" newbies as they will give a random event rookie a $100 certificate each of the first two nights before posting a prize pack for the top finishing driver in the Saturday feature who has advanced that far for the first time. QuickCar Racing Products is another new supporter, offering gauge panels to both the combined fastest qualifier over Thursday and Friday, along with the driver to post the fastest lap in Saturday's feature.

Perhaps the most coveted award of the weekend will be the $300 "True Grit Award" in honor of recently passed Indiana sprint car supporter Bill Gardner.

B & W Auto Mart continues their involvement with USAC Sprint Car racing as the sponsor of Saturday's "King of the Hill" program, which will offer $400 to the winner. Spire Sports + Entertainment joins the fun this year as the sponsor of the $500 "Passing Master Award," which goes to the driver gaining the most positions in all events for the weekend.

In addition to each night's ProSource "Fast Time Award," the Phoenix Racer's Advantage Store has posted cash prizes for both second and third quick on each preliminary night. He Arizona Open Wheel Museum "Hard Charger Award" in Saturday's feature pays $250 and the establishment owned by Steve Stroud will also sponsor heat races the first two nights, along with CSI Shocks. CSI will also present Saturday's qualifying races, which will serve as the heat races for cars not locked into the night's "King of the Hill."

Another shock company, Hummel's Factory Kahne, will offer gift certificates for each night's "Factory Kahne Front Row." PPM Titanium Products again handles the "Hard Charger Award" on both Thursday and Friday, while Indy Performance Composites is softening the blow for the first car to miss the transfer to the feature each night with their "Close Call Award."

The slowest qualifier (or point earner on Saturday) to transfer to each night's Feature will receive the Pace Performance Coatings "Hard Work Award," while the first car to retire from Saturday's Main Event will receive the "Tough Break Award" from Wilwood Brake Systems.

American Racing Ministries again rewards the final car to transfer from the Semi-feature with a right-rear tire each night. DRC Chassis posts the "Hard Luck Award" for the week, and Weld Racing returns with a left-rear wheel for the recipient of their "Smackdown Badass Award." As they did during "Indiana Sprint Week," Roger and Barb Tapy of Customized Service Trucks will give away a right-rear tire each night to a random competitor.

In addition, prizes will be doled out from Impact Racing, Rod End Supply, Simpson Racing Products, C & R Racing, Hinchman Racewear, Hoosier Tire, Arizona Sport Shirts, Traxxas, Go Pro, Rugged Radios and the United States Auto Club.

With all feature laps sponsored for the weekend, the top-five of each lap will be compensated for running up front with a breakdown of $30-25-20-15-10.

The lap sponsors are as follows:

Thursday 1 - Brase Yourself 2 - Chalk Racing Products 3 - Earlywine Auctions 4 - Eldora 4-Crown Nationals Sept. 19-20 5 - Brase Yourself 6 - Stitch98 7 - Wolfe's Auto Auctions Terre Haute-Evansville-South Bend 8 - Lincoln Park Speedway 9 - Brase Yourself 10 - Michael Gooch 11 - Terre Haute Action Track 12 - K-ROB 13 - Brase Yourself 14 - C&R Racing 15 - Jimmy Carter 16 - Brase Yourself 17 - RW Motorsports 18 - Conroy "Pneu" Control 19 - Brase Yourself 20 - Chevy & Stewart Clauson - Go Dad! 21 - Hinchman Racewear 22 - The Minnesota Mafia 23 - Indy Race Parts 24 - Brase Yourself 25 - ProSource 26 - Indy Screen Print 27 - Brase Yourself 28 - Lincoln Park Speedway 29 - American Racing Ministries 30 - Brase Yourself

Friday 1 - Momentum Racing Suspension 2 - Benic Enterprises 3 - Chalk Racing Products 4 - Eldora Speedway 4-Crown Nationals Sept. 19-20 5 - Brase Yourself 6 - Earlywine Auctions 7 - Wolfe's Auto Auctions Terre Haute-Evansville-South Bend 8 - Brase Yourself 9 - KT Construction Services 10 - Crume Evans Insurance 11 - Terre Haute Action Track 12 - Jockish Flowers 13 - Brase Yourself 14 - C&R Racing 15 - Arata Brothers Racing/Brian Gard 16 - Brase Yourself 17 - RW Motorsports 18 - Conroy "Pneu" Control 19 - National Speedway Directory 20 - "Haubstadt Guzzlers" 21 - Stitch98 22 - Brase Yourself 23 - Jason Sharp - John Force Racing GM 24 - Brase Yourself 25 - In Memory of Norman Girard 26 - ProSource 27 - Brase Yourself 28 - Lincoln Park Speedway 29 - American Racing Ministries 30 - Brase Yourself

Saturday 1 - National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum 2 - In Honor of Tate Hartzler/Childhood Cancer Awareness 3 - Brase Yourself 4 - Eldora Speedway 4-Crown Nationals Sept. 19-20 5 - City of Syracuse Special #65 6 - Bill & Tyson Wever 7 - Wolfe's Auto Auctions Terre Haute-Evansville-South Bend 8 - Momentum Racing Suspension 9 - The Frolic Bar & Grill 10 - Crume Evans Insurance 11 - Terre Haute Action Track 12 - In Recognition of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee Chuck Merrill/Maxim Chassis 13 - Infinity Shocks 14 - C&R Racing 15 - In Memory of Joseph H. Wilson 16 - Lincoln Park Speedway 17 - RW Motorsports 18 - Conroy "Pneu" Control 19 - Brase Yourself 20 - Manvel Motorsports 21 - Chalk Racing Products 22 - Jockish Flowers 23 - 2013 Kokomo Speedway Track Champion Wes McIntyre 24 - Keith Wendel 25 - ProSource 26 - Hinchman Racewear 27 - Coastal 181 - "The People's Champ" 28 - Pit Stop BBQ & Grill 29 - American Racing Ministries 30 - Earlywine Auctions 31 - Lincoln Park Speedway 32 - In Memory of Laura Stockon 33 - Brase Yourself 34 - Indy Screen Print 35 - Lincoln Park Speedway 36 - Indiana Stone Works 37 - Indiana Underground Construction 38 - Stitch98 39 - Claxton Engines 40 - Lincoln Park Speedway

 

 

MIKE BONNEAU WINS SHOOTOUT AT DODGE CITY

By Lance Jennings

DODGE CITY, KS – AUGUST 17, 2014... Powering past “The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl on lap twenty four, Mike Bonneau of Phoenix, Arizona won the “Freedom Tour” finale at Dodge City Raceway Park. For Bonneau, the $2,500 feature triumph was his first USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series win. “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Harli White, Ziehl, and Wyatt Burks chased Bonneau to the checkered flags.

Looking to repeat as a Dodge City winner, Rick Ziehl grabbed the lead from the outside front row starting spot. Stretching out to a huge lead, the veteran driver was cruising until almost tangling with a backmarker. Avoiding disaster, “The Real Deal” saved his mount, but fell back to fourth. Pole starter Bonneau took command and roared to his first series win, unaware of victory until stopping in victory circle.

With the 30-lap “Freedom Tour” main event win, Mike Bonneau became the sixteenth different driver to claim a USAC SouthWest victory. Piloting his #29 Priced Right Auto Sales / Triple X Components entry, Bonneau ran second to Shon Deskins in his heat race and placed sixth in the nightly passing points. The veteran driver headed back home with three top-ten finishes and 9 feature laps led on the season.

Buckeye, Arizona’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. took second at Dodge City Raceway Park after starting fourth. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis won his twelfth heat race of the campaign and placed third in passing points. The five-time Arizona champion left Dodge City with three feature wins, one semi-main win, eighteen top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led to his credit.

Harli White of Lindsay, Oklahoma scored third in the “Freedom Tour” finale after starting sixth. Racing the family owned #17W Lucas Oil / Mesilla Valley Transportation entry, White won the program’s second 8-lap heat race and was the night’s high point driver. Harli ended the mini-series with one hard charger award and three top-10 finishes.

Las Cruces, New Mexico’s “The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl had the feature well in hand before scoring fourth at Dodge City. Piloting Gary Williams’ #41W EKR Heating & Cooling / Bandit Racing Maxim, the multi-time ASCS champion ran second to Charles Davis Jr. in his heat race and was seated fifth in passing points. To date, Ziehl has one heat race victory, four top-10 finishes, and 23 feature laps led on the year.

Wyatt Burks of Topeka, Kansas ran fifth in the 30-lap feature from seventh. Driving the family owned #11W Industrial Maintenance Inc. / Bindery Express entry, Burks ran second to Harli White in his heat race and ranked seventh in passing points. Wyatt wrapped up the “Freedom Tour” with one heat race victory and two top-10 finishes.

Making his first start of the “Freedom Tour,” Peoria, Arizona’s Josh Shipley earned his third “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a fourteenth place run from nineteenth. Racing the Mihocko Family’s #5X RSS Industries / Old World Brewery RSS, Shipley placed seventh in his heat race and was seated nineteenth in the nightly passing points. The Challenge Cup Champion left Dodge City with six top-10 finishes and six feature laps led.

Shon Deskins of Phoenix, Arizona won his sixth heat race of the season. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis machine, Deskins ranked fourth in passing points and claimed sixth in the main event. Currently, the May 3rd Prescott Valley winner has fifteen top-10 finishes and 30 feature laps led in the campaign.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will take a break before returning to action on August 29th at El Paso Speedway Park. Opening the first of three night “Border Tour” with the New Mexico Motor Racing Association, the event will also feature Topless Modifieds, USRA Street Stocks, Hornets, and the Casa Nissan Legend Cars. Advance tickets are on sale and for more information, visit www.epspeedwaypark.com or call 915.791.8749.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 16, 2014 – Dodge City, Kansas – Dodge City Raceway Park – "Freedom Tour"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 6. Don Droud Jr., (#1X Droud), 7. Kevin Risley (#24 Risley). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Harli White (#17W White), 2. Wyatt Burks (#11X Burks), 3. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 4. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 5. Tim Kent (#94T Kent), 6. Brad Graham (#04 Graham), 7. Ray Seemann (#72 Seemann). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Shannon McQueen (#7 Decker), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Tyler Knight (#11K Knight), 7. Josh Shipley (#5X Mihocko). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Mike Bonneau (1st), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (4th), 3. Harli White (6th), 4. Rick Ziehl (2nd), 5. Wyatt Burks (7th), 6. Shon Deskins (3rd), 7. Josh Hodges (5th), 8. R.J. Johnson (10th), 9. Josh Pelkey (9th), 10. Mike Martin (11th), 11. Michael Curtis (13th), 12. Don Droud Jr. (16th), 13. Tye Mihocko (15th), 14. Josh Shipley (19th), 15. Tim Kent (14th), 16. Chris Bonneau (8th), 17. Tyler Knight (17th), 18. Shannon McQueen (12th), 19. Kevin Risley (18th). NT --------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-23 Rick Ziehl, Laps 24-30 Mike Bonneau HARD CHARGER: Josh Shipley (19th to 14th)

 

 

DAMION GARDNER WINS PERRIS “CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT”

By Lance Jennings

PERRIS, CA – AUGUST 17, 2014... Concord’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner continued his winning ways by claiming his 53rd lifetime Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car triumph at Perris Auto Speedway. For Gardner, Saturday’s $2,500 “California Racers Hall of Fame Night” victory was his seventh win of the campaign. Kevin Thomas Jr., Austin Williams, Matt Mitchell, and Jake Swanson chased “The Demon” to the checkered flags.

Spearheaded by longtime Perris and Ascot infield announcer Chris Holt, the annual “California Racers Hall of Fame Night” was a success. Thanks to the support the racing family, Holt raised an additional $4,000 for the night’s festivities. Starting with a tribute to Bruce Bromme Jr., racing heroes Jimmy Oskie, Richard Griffin, Rick Goudy, Mike Sweeney, John Redican, Tony Simon, Don Thomas, Steve Howard, Stan Atherton, Sonny Nutter, and Eddie Wirth were on hand for the celebration.

Racing Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Damion Gardner qualified third out of the twenty-three racers in attendance and won his series leading tenth 10-lap heat race. Starting fourth in the main event, Gardner took command from Austin Williams and stormed to this 31st “home track” win with USAC/CRA. Heading to the annual Louie Vermeil Classic at Calistoga, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” has a 155-point advantage with four Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, eleven top-10 finishes, and 154 feature laps led.

Making his first start in Keith Ford’s #73X Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. took second at Perris Auto Speedway. The regular with the USAC National Sprints was fifth quick in time trials and scored third in his heat race.

After leading twelve laps, Austin Williams of Yorba Linda fought hard to score third in the “California Racers Hall of Fame Night.” Piloting Jack Jory’s #2 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams qualified fourth overall and placed third in his heat race. The 2009 Rookie of the Year left Perris ranked fifth in points with one feature win, one heat race victory, six top-10 finishes, and 48 feature laps led on the season.

Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell battled to claim third in the 30-lap main event. Driving his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell was second fast in time trials and placed fourth in his heat race. The recent USAC 360 Watsonville winner sits fourth in the USAC/CRA standings with one feature win, two heat race victories, seven top-10 finishes, and 35 feature laps led in the campaign.

Jake Swanson of Anaheim charged from eighth to score fifth in the “California Racers Hall of Fame Night.” Racing Tom & Laurie Sertich’s #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror / Circle Track Performance Victory, Swanson qualified eighth overall and won the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. To date, the 2012 Rookie of the Year is ninth in points with one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, six top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led to his credit.

Manhattan Beach’s Garrett Hansen earned the night’s Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a sixth eleventh place finish from eighteenth. Piloting Mark Priestley’s #7 Roy Miller Freight Lines / Sander Engineering / Bullet, Hansen returned to USAC/CRA action after a three-year absence and was eighteenth quick in time trials and placed sixth in his heat race.

With a heavy heart, Mike Spencer of Temecula earned his 57th Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and earned an extra $500 in memory of Billy Wilkerson. Driving Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer ran second to Brody Roa in his heat race and scored nineteenth in the feature after an early exit. Currently second in the standings, the five-time USAC/CRA champion has one feature win, two heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, nine top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led on the season.

Huntington Beach’s Brody Roa won the night’s Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Racing the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa was seventh fast in time trials and rebounded from an early tangle to place seventh in the feature. To date, the former Wagsdash Champion is sixth in points with five heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and seven top-10 finishes on the year.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will battle at the famed Calistoga Speedway on August 30th and 31st for the “7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic.” Located at the Napa County Fairgrounds, each night will also showcase the Honda USAC Western Midgets. For more event information, visit www.louievermeilclassic.net, www.calistogaspeedway.org or call (916) 773-7225. To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ----------------------------------------------- AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS: August 16, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “California Racers Hall of Fame Night”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.512; 2. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.710; 3. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.776; 4. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.794; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73X, Ford-16.798; 6. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.815; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.037; 8. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-17.081; 9. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.180; 10. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.369; 11. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.420; 12. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.608; 13. Kenny Perkins, OK, Perkins-17.710; 14. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.752; 15. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.756; 16. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-17.825; 17. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.875; 18. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-18.121; 19. Cal Smith, 39, Smith-18.200; 20. Jon Kairot, 81, Watt- 19.104; 21. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-NT, 22. Austin Smith, 36J, Springstead-NT, 23. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Brody Roa, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Austin Williams, 4. Cody Williams, 5. Jeremy Ellertson, 6. Kenny Perkins, 7. Cal Smith. 2:57.13

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Jake Swanson, 2. A.J. Bender, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Ronnie Gardner, 6. Corey Ballard, 7. Jon Kairot. 3:01.87

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Nic Faas, 3. David Bezio, 4. Logan Williams, 5. Garrett Hansen, 6. Chris Gansen, 7. Austin Smith. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Damion Gardner (4th), 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (2nd), 3. Austin Williams (3rd), 4. Matt Mitchell (5th), 5. Jake Swanson (8th), 6. Garrett Hansen (18th), 7. Brody Roa (7th), 8. Ronnie Gardner (11th), 9. A.J. Bender (17th), 10. Corey Ballard (14th), 11. Chris Gansen (15th), 12. Austin Smith (21st), 13. Jeremy Ellertson (16th), 14. Jon Kairot (20th), 15. Kenny Perkins (13th), 16. Logan Williams (12th), 17. Cody Williams (10th), 18. Nic Faas (1st), 19. Mike Spencer (6th), 20. David Bezio (9th), 21. Cal Smith (19th). NT --------------------------- **Cody Swanson flipped during qualifications. **David Bezio & Cody Williams flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Nic Faas, Laps 2-13 Austin Williams, Laps 14-30 Damion Gardner. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Garrett Hansen (18th to 6th)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1-Damion Gardner-786, 2-Mike Spencer-631, 3-Nic Faas-628, 4-Matt Mitchell-517, 5-Austin Williams-507, 6-Brody Roa-496, 7-Cody Williams-483, 8-Richard Vander Weerd-471, 9-Jake Swanson-460, 10-Cory Kruseman-381.

 

 

MIKE MARTIN SPRINTS TO WICHITA “FREEDOM TOUR” VICTORY

 By Lance Jennings

WICHITA, KS – AUGUST 17, 2014... Leading all 30-laps, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, of Yuma, Arizona scored the third round of the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car “Freedom Tour.” Thursday’s $2,500 “Harold Leep Memorial” at 81 Speedway was Martin’s second series win as the tour concludes at Dodge City Raceway Park. Hard Charger Harli White, R.J. Johnson, “The Real Real” Rick Ziehl, and Brady Bacon followed Martin to the checkered flags.

After running second to Forrest Sutherland in his heat race and ranking fourth in passing points, Mike Martin originally started third in the feature lineup. Once Sutherland spun on the initial green flag, “The Magic Man” inherited the pole position and made the best of the opportunity. The pilot of the #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim grabbed the lead and sailed to victory at the 3/8-mile oval. Heading to Dodge City’s “Freedom Tour” finale, Mike has one feature win, six heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, thirteen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led on the season.

Lindsay, Oklahoma’s Harli White had her best run of the “Freedom Tour” with a second place finish. Earning the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors after starting thirteenth, the driver of the #17W Lucas Oil / Mesilla Valley Transportation entry ran fourth in her heat race and was thirteenth in passing points. In three appearances, Harli has two-top finishes in the campaign.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona charged to third at 81 Speedway from the eighth starting spot. Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson took fourth in his heat race and ranked eighth in passing points. The defending champion left Wichita with six feature wins, eight heat race victories, one hard charger award, nineteen top-10 finishes, and 103 feature laps led to his credit.

Las Cruces, New Mexico’s “The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl ran fourth at 81 Speedway. Piloting Gary Williams’ #41W EKR Heating & Cooling / Bandit Racing Maxim, last year’s Wichita winner won the first 10-lap heat race and ranked third in passing points. Heading to Dodge City, the multi-time ASCS champion has one heat race victory and three top-10 finishes on the season.

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma scored fifth in the 30-lap feature. Racing his #99 Fatheadz Eyewear / Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing XXX, the Creek County winner took third in his heat race and placed seventh in the nightly passing points. Going to the “Freedom Tour” finale, Bacon has two feature wins, two heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, seven top-10 finishes, and 57 feature laps led.

Cherryvale, Kansas’ Forrest Sutherland drove his #85 machine to victory in the second 10-lap heat race. Ranked sixth in passing points, the winged sprint regular started on the pole of the feature before spinning on the initial green flag. Forrest scored twentieth in the main event.

Josh Hodges of Tijeras, New Mexico returned to SouthWest competition and won the program’s third heat race. Piloting the family owned #74X Parts Plus / Mesilla Valley Transportation Maxim, Hodges was second in passing points and scored eleventh in the main event. To date, Josh has one hard charger award, seven top-10 finishes, and 24 feature laps led.

Buckeye, Arizona’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. won his first 12-lap semi-main of the campaign. Racing the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis ran seventh in his heat race and charged to seventh in the main event from seventeenth. Heading to Dodge City, the five-time Arizona champion has three feature wins, eleven heat race victories, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led in 2014.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 15, 2014 – Wichita, Kansas – 81 Speedway – “Harold Leep Memorial” / "Freedom Tour"

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 4. Harli White (#17W White), 5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Don Droud Jr. (#1X Droud), 7. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 8. Wyatt Burks (#11W Burks). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Forrest Sutherland (#85 Sutherland), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Joe Wood Jr. (#03 Wood), 4. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 7. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 8. Zach Blurton (#2J Blurton). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 2. Shannon McQueen (#7 McQueen), 3. Josh Stephens (#09 Stephens), 4. Jeremy Campbell (#10C Campbell), 5. Brad Graham (#04 Graham), 6. Gavin Stout (#95 Stout), 7. Zach Chappell (#50Z Chappell), 8. Koby Barksdale (#22 Barksdale). NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Colby Copeland, 3. Wyatt Burks, 4. Zach Chappell, 5. Zach Blurton, 6. Koby Barksdale, 7. Gavin Stout, 8. Shon Deskins. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Mike Martin (3rd), 2. Harli White (13th), 3. R.J. Johnson (8th), 4. Rick Ziehl (4th), 5. Brady Bacon (7th), 6. Josh Pelkey (9th), 7. Charles Davis Jr. (17th), 8. Jeremy Campbell (12th), 9. Don Droud Jr. (16th), 10. Tye Mihocko (15th), 11. Josh Hodges (5th), 12. Michael Curtis (14th), 13. Shannon McQueen (6th), 14. Josh Stephens (10th), 15. Wyatt Burks (19th), 16. Joe Wood Jr. (2nd), 17. Brad Graham (11th), 18. Zach Chappell (20th), 19. Colby Copeland (18th), 20. Forrest Sutherland (1st). NT --------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Mike Martin. HARD CHARGER: Harli White (13th to 2nd)

 

 

"TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100" RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 7;

DuQUOIN's "TED HORN 100" AUGUST 31

Track Enterprises and USAC officials have announced rescheduling of the "Tony Bettenhausen 100," which was interrupted by rain Saturday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, for Sunday afternoon, September 7.

Rains began to fall as the cars were approaching the "one-to-go" signal is preparation for the 100-mile race on the one-mile dirt oval. Tracy Hines posted the fastest qualifying time to win the pole position, while Kody Swanson, the series point leader who has won all three dirt-track outings this season, had lined up on the outside of the front row in the 24-car starting field.

A complete new program will face competitors at Springfield September 7, with practice at 10 am, qualifying and the 100-mile race on tap at 1:30 pm. Grandstand spectator gates open at 9 am. Tickets and pit passes from August 16 will be honored on September 7. Race fans wishing to secure tickets for the September 7 race can contact Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200 or at trackenterprises.com.

"The Silver Crown Series is going in a positive direction," says series coordinator Andy Hillenburg. "With race organizer Bob Sargent's support we are delighted to be able to retain this marquee event for our fans and participants as we continue to strive for the prominence this series deserves."

The "Ted Horn 100," round eight of the 2014 USAC Silver Crown Championship series, is slated August 31 at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds. The race continues a tradition dating back to 1948.

Kody Swanson will take a 42-point lead over Tracy Hines into the DuQuoin event. Defending series champion Bobby East trails Hines by just 12 points in third.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-390, 2-Tracy Hines-348, 3-Bobby East-336, 4-Chris Windom-288, 5-Jacob Wilson-240, 6-Jerry Coons Jr.-222, 7-Caleb Armstrong-200, 8-Dave Darland-173, 9-Tanner Swanson-165, 10-Christopher Bell-165.

 

 

HPD MIDGETS AT VISALIA & LEMOORE THIS WEEK;

GOETZ TAKES 2 AT GRAYS HARBOR, NEMIRE #1 AT KALAMAZOO

USAC Western HPD Dirt Midget series capture all the headlines in this week's HPD competition, with races slated Friday at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif. and Saturday at Lemoore (Calif.) Raceway.

Cory Elliott stands atop the standings having won all three races held so far this season.

USAC Washington HPD Midget leader Chase Goetz of Snohomish, Wash. backed up Friday's "special event" win at Grays Harbor Raceway by winning Saturday night's 30-lap points race, leading all 30 laps! He was followed by Garrett Thomas, Dougie James, Hannah Lindquist and Tristin Thomas.

Goetz led the final 18 laps to win Friday night's 20-lap USAC Washington HPD Midget "special event" at Elma. He was trailed by Garrett Thomas, Tristin Thomas, Jeremy Miller (who led the first two laps) and Michael Vollbrecht.

USAC HPD Midwest Pavement Midget point leader Austin Nemire of Sylvania, Ohio led all 15 laps to win Saturday night's feature at Kalamazoo Speedway in his Hemelgarn Enterprises Beast, Wil Raber, Ross Rankine and Steve Myers rounded out the feature finish.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Austin Nemire-570, 2-Adam Thomason-353, 3-Calvin Carroll-300, 4-Steve Myers-295, 5-Nikki Carroll-273, 6-Jacob Stickle-221, 7-Jack Cross-208, 8-Blaine Leydig-131, 9-Tate Martz-128, 10-Wil Raber-121.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-697, 2-Dougie James-601, 3-Garrett Thomas-582, 4-Michael Vollbrecht-517, 5-Hannah Lindquist-514, 6-Tristin Thomas-476, 7-Chance Crum-426, 8-Todd Hartman-425, 9-Lance Sargent-369, 10-Jeremy Miller-300.

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Cory Elliott-219, 2-Ashley Hazelton-185, 3-Marvin Mitchell-169, 4-Wally Pankratz-135, 5-Randi Pankratz-69, 6-Davey Marcotte-60, 7-Cody Jessop-57, 8-Shawn Buckley-55, 9-Jesse James Burks-54, 10-Dahne Lynn McKay-1.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-787, 2-Toni Breidinger-533, 3-Cody Jessop-450, 4-Joel Rayborne-444, 5-Annie Breidinger-442, 6-Dylan Nobile-427, 7-Christine Breckenridge-426, 8-Ashley Hazelton-422, 9-Tom Patterson-339, 10-Jeff Kelley-259.

 

 

4 DMA MIDGETS REMAIN, SATURDAY NEXT

Only four events remain in the 2014 USAC DMA Midget series at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. and points toward the championship will become critical as the series wounds down, especially with the "double points" race on September 20.

Adam Pierson certainly is in the driver's seat with a 140-point edge over runner-up Josh Sunn going into this Saturday night's race. Pierson has been nothing short of spectacular so far this year, recording six wins and two seconds in eight starts!

Sunn has yet to find victory lane this year, but has three runner-up finishes so far.

Scott Viets and Scott Holcomb, third and fourth in the standings, have accounted for Pierson's only two losses this year.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-729, 2-Josh Sunn-589, 3-Scott Viets-563, 4-Scott Holcomb-520, 5-Dean Christensen-459, 6-Ray Miller-449, 7-Mike Chaffee-446, 8-Joe Krawiec-444, 9-Tim Hodge-412, 10-Adam Whitney-406.

 

 

ELDORA'S "4-CROWN" NEXT UP FOR MIDGETS;

3 STRAIGHT FOR BELL AT ANGELL PARK

The "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio September 20 is next on the calendar for the Honda USAC National Midgets. Despite a disappointing 13th-place finish Sunday night at Sun Prairie, Wisc., Rico Abreu continues to enjoy a comfortable 82-point lead in the standings over runner-up Tracy Hines.

Defending series champion Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla. scored his third consecutive Angell Park Speedway victory in Sunday's "Miller Lite Cornfest" 30-lapper at Sun Prairie co-sanctioned by Powri and Badger.

Bell led all 30 laps in his Toyota TRD Bullet/Speedway Toyota to beat Darren Hagen, Tyler Thomas, Hines and Bryan Clauson.

Bell has now won all three USAC Midget features at the one-third mile dirt oval this season.

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-822; 2-Tracy Hines-740; 3-Christopher Bell-719; 4-Bryan Clauson-675; 5-Zach Daum-606; 6-Chris Windom-559; 7-Tanner Thorson-531; 8-Michael Pickens-499; 9-Dave Darland-418; 10-A.J. Felker-378.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT EL PASO AUGUST 29;

JOHNSON, BACON, MARTIN, BONNEAU SHARE "FREEDOM TOUR" GLORY

The USAC Southwest Sprint Car points race resumes August 29 at El Paso (Texas) Speedway Park and point leader R.J. Johnson will once again continue his pursuit of a USAC championship after four "non-point" races this past week in America's heartland.

Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz., was one of four different winners during the "Freedom Tour" in Oklahoma and Kansas. He won Wednesday night's 30-lap race at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway. Driving the Bill Michaels-owned Kodiak Products Sherman, he caught early leader and home-state favorite Brady Bacon on lap 19 and led the rest of the way to beat Bacon, Mike Martin, Aaron Reutzel and Koby Barksdale to the checkered flag.

Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla., captured Thursday night's 30-lapper at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. Second in the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint car standings at present, Bacon caught early leader Wyatt Burks on lap eight and led the rest of the way in his Fatheadz Eyewear Triple X to beat Colby Copeland, Josh Pelkey, Seth Bergman and Casey Shuman.

Mike Martin of Yuma, Ariz. captured Friday night's 30-lap "Harold Leep Memorial" at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kans. The "Magic Man" led all 30 laps in his PPM Maxim to beat Harli White, Johnson, Rick Ziehl and Bacon.

Mike Bonneau of Phoenix, Ariz. captured Saturday night's "Freedom Tour" finale at Dodge City (Kans.) Raceway Park, leading the final seven laps after passing Ziehl on lap 24. Charles Davis Jr. took the runner-up spot ahead of White, Ziehl and Burks.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-739, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-695, 3-Josh Pelkey-680, 4-Shon Deskins-607, 5-Matt Rossi-575, 6-Mike Martin-564, 7-Tye Mihocko-517, 8-Andy Reinbold-459, 9-Mike Colegrove-442. 10-Bruce St. James-436.

 

 

CALISTOGA'S "VERMEIL CLASSIC" NEXT FOR CRA AUGUST 30-31;

GARDNER GETS #31 AT THE PAS

The 8th "Louie Vermeil Classic" is next up for the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. Two nights of racing at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway Aug. 30-31. Two nights of racing at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway (Aug.30-31) also showcase USAC's Honda Western Midget series on the historic half-mile dirt track.

Two-time defending series champion Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. takes a comfortable 155-point lead over five-time series king Mike Spencer into the Calistoga races after recording his record 31st USAC/CRA victory at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway Saturday night.

"The Demon" was the third feature lap leader, passing Austin Williams on lap 14 and leading the rest of the way in the Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike to beat Kevin Thomas Jr., Williams, Matt Mitchell and Jake Swanson. Williams had taken the lead from Nic Faas on the second lap.

Saturday's race at the PAS was the annual "California Racers Hall of Fame Night."

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-786, 2-Mike Spencer-631, 3-Nic Faas-628, 4-Matt Mitchell-517, 5-Austin Williams-507, 6-Brody Roa-496, 7-Cody Williams-483, 8-Richard Vander Weerd-471, 9-Jake Swanson-460, 10-Cory Kruseman-381.

 

 

PROCK GRABS KALAMAZOO MIDGET FEATURE

Kyle O'Gara of Avon, Ind. emerged from Saturday night's USAC Pavement Midget series at Kalamazoo, Mich. with a 47-point lead in the series standings He finished seventh in the 40-lap feature at the Kalamazoo Speedway.

Austin Prock of Avon, Ind. won Saturday night's Kalamazoo race co-sanctioned by STARS. He grabbed the lead from Nick Wagner on lap 26 and led the final 15 laps in his Tony Stewart Racing/JEG's Beast/Mopar. Nick Baran finished second ahead of Tyler Trainor, Jim Anderson and Tyler Baran.

2014 Honda USAC Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Kyle O'Gara-132, 2-Kody Swanson-85, 3-Bryan Nuckles-80, 4-Tracy Hines & Grant Galloway-66, 6-Derek Bischak-57, 7-Nick Hamilton-52, 8-Michael Fanelli-48, 9-Bret Sanderon-45, 10-Austin Prock-42.

 

 

3RD "SPRINT CAR SMACKDOWN" ON TAP AT KOKOMO

The Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer "Sprint Car Smackdown 3" unfolds this week at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway as the torrid battle for supremacy in the AMSOIL National Sprint Car series reached a fever pitch.

Dave Darland, chasing one of USAC's most cherished all-time records, enters the three-night extravaganza with a miniscule five-point lead over Brady Bacon, while Bryan Clauson is just 34 points behind the leader. More than 200 points are available at Kokomo.

Darland has 51 career USAC Sprint wins to his credit and needs just one more to match the 52 recorded by Tom Bigelow during his spectacular career. Considering Darland's past performance at his "home" track it's not far-fetched to believe he could tie or surpass the record this week.

The "Smackdown" begins Thursday and continues Friday and Saturday, with 30-lap preliminary features and a 40-lap finale Saturday. In addition to significant lap prize postings totaling some $10,000, numerous performance awards have been posted, making this event a "signature" one for drivers and fans alike.

On Thursday night after the 30-lap feature, several drivers will participate in the inaugural "Snackdown," to determine a winner in a food-consuming competition. More information on that will be released later.

Bryan Clauson won the inaugural "Smackdown" in 2012 and Darland was last year's champion. Preliminaries in 2012 went to Clauson and Chris Windom, while Clauson and Darland won last year's preliminaries.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Dave Darland-1,360, 2-Brady Bacon-1,355, 3-Bryan Clauson-1,326, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,261, 5-Chase Stockon-1,168, 6-Tracy Hines-1,111, 7-Justin Grant-1,101, 8-Chris Windom-1,092, 9-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,066, 10-C.J. Leary-959.

 

 

NEW HONDA MIDGET ENGINE DEBUTS

TORRANCE, Calif. - The United States Auto Club (USAC) has made the first deliveries of the Honda/HPD Midget Series engines to racers in the open-wheel category, marking the next milestone in Honda's continuing partnership with the sanctioning body announced in 2013.

Utilizing chassis similar to those run in the National Midget Championship, but featuring sealed, performance-capped Honda engines, the Honda/HPD Midget Series is designed as an entry-level category, where drivers as young as 12 years old can compete.

Based on the production, four-cylinder Honda K24 engine from the Honda Civic Si and developed for racing by Honda Performance Development and USAC, the sealed engines are now available through USAC for an introductory price of $9,995.00, and can be raced alongside previous-generation engines in the series. USAC worked to produce a balance of performance between the different engine designs.

"HPD has long championed a logical development ladder system for young drivers in all forms of motorsports," said Marc Sours, HPD senior manager and chief engineer. "The Honda/HPD Midget Series slots in perfectly, above our already popular Quarter Midgets and below the USAC National Midget program, where Honda engines can also be campaigned."

USAC sanctions six regional series for the Honda/HPD Midgets, on both dirt and pavement. The first race win for the Honda/HPD Midget engine was recorded on July 2 by Ross Rankine at Toledo Speedway, as part of the USAC Midwest Pavement Series.

"USAC is extremely excited about the Honda K24 Midget engine and the Honda/HPD Midget Series," said Kevin Miller, USAC CEO/president. "We believe this engine installation, in development for the past year, will be the basis for the next generation of Midget racing in the United States."

The 2.4-liter Honda Civic Si crate engine is adapted by USAC for Honda/HPD Midget competition. The Indianapolis-based sanctioning body is the single source for purchasing new engines, which are tested and sealed by USAC prior to delivery. The engine internals are all Honda OEM, with competition modifications including a custom aluminum oil pan designed for dry-sump lubrication, a three-stage oil pump, competition alternator, intake manifold and custom air inlet system.

The wiring harness has been modified to allow ease of use, and all connectors are clearly marked for installation. The harness design also provides connections for USAC technical inspectors to maintain parity in the series.

 

 

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

August 17, 2014 - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin - Angell Park Speedway - "Miller Lite Cornfest" - (Co-sanctioned by Powri and Badger)

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-14.322; 2. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-14.359; 3. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.394; 4. Parker Price-Miller, 9P, Ronk-14.435; 5. Darren Hagen, 56, Hmiel-14.567; 6. Bryan Clauson, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-14.605; 7. Daniel Robinson, 57, Ecker-14.632; 8. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.650; 9. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.690; 10. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-14.700; 11. Brady Bacon, 11, Wilke-14.706; 12. Seth Motsinger, 2, KBR-14.733; 13. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-14.738; 14. Jerry Coons, Jr., 2s, Lein-14.739; 15. Andrew Felker, 11A, Felker-14.771; 16. Spencer Bayston, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-14.817; 17. Robbie Ray, 3R, Ray-14.826; 18. Jake Blackhurst, 25, Blackhurst-14.829; 19. Austin Brown, 7, KBR-14.920; 20. Terry Babb, 88, Babb-15.081; 21. Brandon Waelti, 15, Huston-15.126; 22. Kevin Olson, 25x, Hardy-15.134; 23. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-15.292; 24. Michael Pickens, 3F, RFMS-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Thomas, 3. Hines, 4. Bayston, 5. Robinson, 6. Brown, 7. Olson, 8. Price-Miller. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hagen, 2. Daum, 3. Bell, 4. Bacon, 5. Coons, 6. Chapple, 7. Ray, 8. Babb. 2:30.97

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Pickens, 2. Felker, 3. Thorson, 4. Clauson, 5. Blackhurst, 6. Abreu, 7. Motsinger, 8. Waelti. 2:30.58

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Darren Hagen, 3. Tyler Thomas, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Zach Daum, 7. Jerry Coons, Jr., 8. Andrew Felker, 9. Michael Pickens, 10. Jake Blackhurst, 11. Seth Motsinger, 12. Daniel Robinson, 13. Rico Abreu, 14. Tanner Thorson, 15. Austin Brown, 16. Terry Babb, 17. Kevin Olson, 18. Isaac Chapple, 19. Brady Bacon, 20. Spencer Bayston, 21. Chris Windom, 22. Parker Price-Miller, 23. Robbie Ray, 24. Brandon Waelti. NT

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Price-Miller flipped in Heat 1. Windom flipped on Lap 4 of the Feature. Clauson flipped on Lap 10 of the Feature. Bacon flipped on Lap 29 of the Feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Bell.

NEW HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-822; 2-Hines-740; 3-Bell-719; 4-Clauson-675; 5-Daum-606; 6-Windom-559; 7-Thorson-531; 8-Pickens-499; 9-Dave Darland-418; 10-Felker-378.

NEXT HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACES: September 20 - Rossburg, OH - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

August 16, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “California Racers Hall of Fame Night”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.512; 2. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.710; 3. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.776; 4. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.794; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73X, Ford-16.798; 6. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.815; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.037; 8. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-17.081; 9. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.180; 10. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.369; 11. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.420; 12. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.608; 13. Kenny Perkins, OK, Perkins-17.710; 14. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.752; 15. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.756; 16. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-17.825; 17. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.875; 18. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-18.121; 19. Cal Smith, 39, Smith-18.200; 20. Jon Kairot, 81, Watt- 19.104; 21. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-NT, 22. Austin Smith, 36J, Springstead-NT, 23. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Spencer, 3. A.Williams, 4. C.Williams, 5. Ellertson, 6. Perkins, 7. C.Smith. 2:57.13

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. J.Swanson, 2. Bender, 3. Thomas, 4. Mitchell, 5. R.Gardner, 6. Ballard, 7. Kairot. 3:01.87

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. D.Gardner, 2. Faas, 3. Bezio, 4. L.Williams, 5. Hansen, 6. Gansen, 7. A.Smith. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Austin Williams, 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Jake Swanson, 6. Garrett Hansen, 7. Brody Roa, 8. Ronnie Gardner, 9. A.J. Bender, 10. Corey Ballard, 11. Chris Gansen, 12. Austin Smith, 13. Jeremy Ellertson, 14. Jon Kairot, 15. Kenny Perkins, 16. Logan Williams, 17. Cody Williams, 18. Nic Faas, 19. Mike Spencer, 20. David Bezio, 21. Cal Smith. NT

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**C.Swanson flipped during qualifications. Bezio & C.WIlliams flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Faas, Laps 2-13 A.Williams, Laps 14-30 D.Gardner.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: August 30 – Calistoga (CA) Speedway – “Louie Vermeil Classic”

 

 

HONDA USAC PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS (Co-sanctioned by STARS):

August 16, 2014 - Kalamazoo, Michigan - Kalamazoo Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jim Anderson, 99, Guess-12.547; 2. Austin Prock, 41, Prock-12.652; 3. Nick Baran, 87, Baran-12.697; 4. Patrick Wilda, 33, Wilda-12.708; 5. Ryan Probst, 99p, Probst-12.716; 6. Kyle O'Gara, 27, RW/Curb-Agajanian-12.773; 7. Nick Wagner, 32w, Wagner-12.779; 8. Grant Galloway, 16, Galloway-12.865; 9. Tyler Baran, 11, Baran-12.872; 10. Tyler Trainor, 25, Trainor-12.872; 11. Ross Rankine, 9, USAC-13.007; 12. Bryan Nuckles, 59, Nuckles-13.110; 13. Austin Nemire, 91, Nemire/Yager-13.176; 14. Erica Ensor, 16, Ensor-13.607; 15. Rich Corson, 15c, Corson-13.837.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Anderson, 2. N.Baran, 3. Probst, 4. T.Baran, 5. Nenire, 6. Corson, 7. N.Wagner. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Trainor, 2. Wilda, 3. Prock, 4. Nuckles, 5. Galloway, 6. O'Gara, 7. Ensor. NT

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Austin Prock, 2. Nick Baran, 3. Tyler Trainor, 4. Jim Anderson, 5. Tyler Baran, 6. Nick Wagner, 7. Kyle O'Gara, 8. Bryan Nuckles, 9. Grant Galloway, 10. Patrick Wilda, 11. Ryan Probst, 12. Austin Nemire, 13. Erica Ensor, 14. Rich Corson, 15. Eric Rankine. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Wagner, Laps 26-40 Prock.

NEW HONDA USAC PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS: 1-O'Gara-132, 2-Kody Swanson-85, 3-Nuckles-80, 4-Tracy Hines & Galloway-66, 6-Derek Bischak-57, 7-Nick Hamilton-52, 8-Michael Fanelli-48, 9-Bret Sanderon-45, 10-Prock-42.

NEXT HONDA USAC PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: September 6 - Andreson (IN) Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS (Special event - no points):

 August 15, 2014 - Elma, Washington - Grays Harbor Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1- Garrett Thomas, 14, Thomas-15.822; 2. Chase Goetz, 91, Goetz-15.931; 3. Hannah Lindquist, 3H, Lindquist-15.943; 4. Tristin Thomas, 9T, Thomas-16.038; 5. Jeremy Miller, 46, Miller-16.1396. Lance Sargent, 2a, Sargent-16.177; 7. Greg Lane, 8, Lane-16.761; 8. Michael Vollbrecht, 4, Vollbrecht-16.772; 9. Ariel Biggs, 2, Debakker-NT

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. G.Thomas, 2. Miller, Lindquist, 4. Biggs, 5. Lane. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1.Goetz, 2. Sargent, 3. T.Thomas, 4. Vollbrecht. NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Chase Goetz, 2. Garrett Thomas, 3. Tristin Thomas, 4. Jeremy Miller, 5. Michael Vollbrecht, 6. Ariel Biggs, 7. Hannah Lindquist, 8. Lance Sargent, 9. Greg Lane. NT

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**Sargent flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Miller, Laps 3-20 Goetz.

NEXT USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:August 16 - Elma, WA - Grays Harbor Raceway

 

 

HPD USAC MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

 August 16, 2014 - Kalamazoo, Michigan - Kalamazoo Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ross Rankine, 9, USAC-12.986; 2. Austin Nemire, 91, Nemire/Yager-13.327; 3. Wil Raber, 3, Hocevar-13.415; 4. Steve Myers, 88, Myers-14.590; 5. Adam Thomason, 74, Thomason-NT; 6. Jacob Stickle, 14s, Stickle-NT.

HEAT RACE: (8 Laps) 1. Rankine, 2. Nemire, 3. Raber, 4. Myers. NT

FEATURE: (15 Laps) 1. Austin Nemire, 2. Wil Raber, 3. Ross Rankine, 4. Steve Myers. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-15 Nemire.

NEW HPD USAC MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Nemire-570, 2-Adam Thomason-353, 3-Calvin Carroll-300, 4-Myers-295, 5-Nikki Carroll-273, 6-Stickle-221, 7-Jack Cross-208, 8-Blaine Leydig-131, 9-Tate Martz-128, 10-Raber-121.

NEXT HPD USAC MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE:August 30 - Indianapolis (IN) Speedrome

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE RESULTS:

August 16, 2014 - Springfield, Illinois - Illinois State Fairgrounds - "Tony Bettenhausen 100"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-30.646; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-30.835; 3. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-30.965; 4. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-31.236; 5. Bryan Clauson, 20, Nolen-31.406; 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-31.510; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 56, Fox-31.713; 8. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-31.756; 9. Brady Bacon, 14, McQuinn-31.955; 10. Zach Daum, 5, Daum-32.213; 11. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-32.489; 12. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-32.583; 13. Chris Urish, 77, Urish-32.925; 14. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-33.562; 15. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-33.796; 16. Steven Russell, 41, McQuinn-33.847; 17. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-33.891; 18. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-34.044; 19. Randy Bateman, 55, Bateman-34.434; 20. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-34.550; 21. Terry James, 23, Satterhouse-34.619; 22. Jackie Burke, 86, Burke-35.628; 23. Chris Fetter, 88, Fetter-40.761; 24. Tiffany Wyzard, 30, King-NT; 25. Christopher Bell, 99, RPM/Gormly-NT.

FEATURE: (100 Laps) RACE RAINED OUT (Track Enterprises & USAC are discussing possible reschedule dates).

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NEW USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1-K.Swanson-390, 2-Hines-348, 3-East-336, 4-Windom-288, 5-Wilson-240, 6-Coons-222, 7-Armstrong-200, 8-Darland-173, 9-T.Swanson & Bell-265.

NEXT USAC SILVER CROWN RACE: August 31 - DuQuoin, IL - DuQuoin State Fairgrounds - "Ted Horn 100"

 

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR (Special Event) RACE RESULTS:

August 15, 2014 – Wichita, Kansas – 81 Speedway – “Harold Leep Memorial” / "Freedom Tour"

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 4. Harli White (#17W White), 5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Don Droud Jr. (#1X Droud), 7. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 8. Wyatt Burks (#11W Burks). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Forrest Sutherland (#85 Sutherland), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Joe Wood Jr. (#03 Wood), 4. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 7. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 8. Zach Blurton (#2J Blurton). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 2. Shannon McQueen (#7 McQueen), 3. Josh Stephens (#09 Stephens), 4. Jeremy Campbell (#10C Campbell), 5. Brad Graham (#04 Graham), 6. Gavin Stout (#95 Stout), 7. Zach Chappell (#50Z Chappell), 8. Koby Barksdale (#22 Barksdale). NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Davis, 2. Copeland, 3. Burks, 4. Chappell, 5. Blurton, 6. Barksdale, 7. Stout, 8. Deskins. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Mike Martin, 2. Harli White, 3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Rick Ziehl, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Josh Pelkey, 7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. Jeremy Campbell, 9. Don Droud Jr., 10. Tye Mihocko, 11. Josh Hodges, 12. Michael Curtis, 13. Shannon McQueen, 14. Josh Stephens, 15. Wyatt Burks, 16. Joe Wood Jr., 17. Brad Graham, 18. Zach Chappell, 19. Colby Copeland, 20. Forrest Sutherland. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Martin.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR (Special Event) RACE: August 16 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway Park - "Freedom Tour"

 

 

BRADY BACON CLAIMS “FREEDOM TOUR” WIN AT CREEK COUNTY

By Lance Jennings

SAPULPA, OK – AUGUST 15, 2014... After finishing second the night before at Lawton, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma claimed the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car win at Creek County Speedway. Taking command from Wyatt Burks on the eighth lap, Bacon scored Thursday’s $2,500 “Freedom Tour” victory as the series heads to Wichita’s 81 Speedway. Colby Copeland, Josh Pelkey, Seth Bergman, and Casey Shuman rounded out the top-five drivers.

Starting seventh in front of his hometown fans, Brady Bacon raced his #99 Fatheadz Eyewear / Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing XXX to his second career USAC SouthWest triumph. Earlier in the night, Bacon won the second 10-lap heat race and ranked seventh in passing points. To date, the versatile driver has one semi-main win, one hard charger award, six top-10 finishes, and 57 feature laps led to his credit.

Roseville, California’s Colby Copeland ran second at Creek County Speedway. Piloting Ted Williams’ #74 Bandit Racing / Marks Bolts Maxim, Copeland won the third 10-lap heat race and was seated third in passing points. Heading to Wichita, Colby has one feature win, four heat race victories, one hard charger award, five top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the season.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Arizona charged from tenth to score third in the 30-lap feature. Driving Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey was third in his heat race and placed tenth in passing points. The former ASCA Champion has three feature wins, three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led in the campaign.

Snohomish, Washington’s Seth Bergman earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a fourth place run from sixteenth. Racing the #2 Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing / SpeedMart entry, Bergman was seventh in his heat race and won the program’s second 12-lap semi-main. After another rare non-wing start, Seth has two semi-main wins and one top-10 finish.

Casey Shuman of Rattlesnake Bend, Arizona roared to fifth at Sapulpa from fifteenth. Piloting John James’ #4J Top Row Rowdies machine, Shuman placed sixth in his heat race and won the first 12-lap semi-main. In limited starts, Casey has one heat race win, one hard charger award, and six top-10 finishes on the year.

Las Cruces, New Mexico’s “The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl was the high point driver out of thirty-two racers. Driving Gary Williams’ #41W EKR Heating & Cooling / Bandit Racing Maxim, Ziehl ran second to Brady Bacon in his heat race and placed seventh in his heat race.

Wyatt Burks of Topeka, Kansas won the night’s first 10-lap heat race. Racing the family owned #11W Industrial Maintenance Inc. / Bindery Express entry, Burks was sixth in passing points and led the first seven laps before taking eighth at the checkered flags.

Phoenix, Arizona’s Shon Deskins took his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis car to victory in the fourth 10-lap heat race. Placing fourth in passing points, the veteran driver scored tenth in the Creek County feature. Currently, the Prescott Valley winner has five heat race victories, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led in 2014.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 14, 2014 - Sapulpa, Oklahoma - Creek County Speedway - "Freedom Tour"

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Wyatt Burks (#11W Burks), 2. Danny Smith (#5$ Smith), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Joe Wood Jr. (#03 Wood), 5. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 6. Cody Brewer (#96 Brewer), 7. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 8. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 9. Tyler Edwards (#24 Edwards). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 2. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams), 3. Mitchell Moore (#51M Moore), 4. Shannon McQueen (#7 McQueen), 5. Matt Ward (#51 Ward), 6. Casey Shuman (#4J James), 7. Seth Bergman (#2 Bergman), 8. Casey Wills (#31 Wills). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 2. Harli White (#17W White), 3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 4. Dustin Morgan (#93 Morgan), 5. Blake Edwards (#17E Edwards), 6. Tim Kent (#94T Kent), 7. Kyle Clark (#9$ Clark), 8. Kevin Cummings (#97 Cummings). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Blake Hahn (#17 Hahn), 5. Jamie McDonald (#3Y McDonald), 6. Josh Stephens (#09 Stephens), 7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 8. Brian Gramm (#3 Gramm). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Casey Shuman, 2. Chris Bonneau, 3. Mike Martin, 4. Matt Ward, 5. Joe Wood Jr., 6. Josh Stephens, 7. Mihocko, 8. Tyler Edwards, 9. Kevin Cummings, 10. Blake Edwards. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Seth Bergman, 2. Kyle Clark, 3. Brian Gramm, 4. Tim Kent, 5. Casey Wills, 6. Jaime McDonald, 7. Mike Bonneau, 8. Shannon McQueen, 9. Cody Brewer. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Brady Bacon (7th), 2. Colby Copeland (4th), 3. Josh Pelkey (10th), 4. Seth Bergman (16th), 5. Casey Shuman (15th), 6. Harli White (2nd), 7. Rick Ziehl (6th), 8. Wyatt Burks (1st), 9. R.J. Johnson (12th), 10. Shon Deskins (3rd), 11. Charles Davis Jr. (11th), 12. Blake Hahn (8th), 13. Mike Martin (19th), 14. Chris Bonneau (17th), 15. Brian Gramm (20th), 16. Michael Curtis (5th), 17. Mitchell Moore (13th), 18. Danny Smith (9th), 19. Dustin Morgan (14th), 20. Kyle Clark (18th), 21. Matt Ward (21st), 22. Tim Kent (22nd). NT --------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Wyatt Burks, Laps 8-30 Brady Bacon. HARD CHARGER: Seth Bergman (16th to 4th)

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR (Special Event) RACE RESULTS:

August 14, 2014 - Sapulpa, Oklahoma – Creek County Speedway - "Freedom Tour"

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Wyatt Burks (#11W Burks), 2. Danny Smith (#5$ Smith), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Joe Wood Jr. (#03 Wood), 5. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 6. Cody Brewer (#96 Brewer), 7. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 8. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 9. Tyler Edwards (#24 Edwards). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 2. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams), 3. Mitchell Moore (#51M Moore), 4. Shannon McQueen (#7 McQueen), 5. Matt Ward (#51 Ward), 6. Casey Shuman (#4J James), 7. Seth Bergman (#2 Bergman), 8. Casey Wills (#31 Wills). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 2. Harli White (#17W White), 3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 4. Dustin Morgan (#93 Morgan), 5. Blake Edwards (#17E Edwards), 6. Tim Kent (#94T Kent), 7. Kyle Clark (#9$ Clark), 8. Kevin Cummings (#97 Cummings). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Blake Hahn (#17 Hahn), 5. Jamie McDonald (#3Y McDonald), 6. Josh Stephens (#09 Stephens), 7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 8. Brian Gramm (#3 Gramm). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Shuman, 2. C.Bonneau, 3. Martin, 4. Ward, 5. Wood, 6. Stephens, 7. Mihocko, 8. T.Edwards, 9. Kevin Cummings, 10. B.Edwards. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bergman, 2. Clark, 3. Gramm, 4. Kent, 5. Wills, 6. McDonald, 7. M.Bonneau, 8. McQueen, 9. Brewer. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Colby Copeland, 3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Seth Bergman, 5. Casey Shuman, 6. Harli White, 7. Rick Ziehl, 8. Wyatt Burks, 9. R.J. Johnson, 10. Shon Deskins, 11. Charles Davis Jr., 12. Blake Hahn, 13. Mike Martin, 14. Chris Bonneau, 15. Brian Gramm, 16. Michael Curtis, 17. Mitchell Moore, 18. Danny Smith, 19. Dustin Morgan , 20. Kyle Clark, 21. Matt Ward, 22. Tim Kent. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Burks, Laps 8-30 Bacon.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR (Special Event) RACE: August 15 – Wichita, KS - 81 Speedway – “Harold Leep Memorial” / "Freedom Tour"

 

 

DODGE CITY HOSTS SATURDAY “FREEDOM TOUR" FINALE

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – AUGUST 14, 2014... This Saturday, August 16th, the “2nd Annual Freedom Tour” will come to a close at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas. Featuring the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series, the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, and IMCA Stock Cars will join the program. Racing will start at 7:30pm and for more information, visit www.dodgecityraceway.com or call 620.225.3277.

Spearheaded by Kevin Montgomery, each night of the non-point, four-race mini-series will pay $2,500-to-win. USAC SouthWest point leader R.J. Johnson claimed the opener at Lawton, Oklahoma and Brady Bacon scored the victory at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

NOTICE TO RACERS: Per series rules, all 360 sprints must run the Hoosier 105/16 Medium Right Rear Tire. Cockpit adjustable shocks are NOT allowed and engine restrictor rules are 1-7/8” with open heads and 2-3/16” with ASCS Spec legal cylinder heads. The weight rule is 1,475 lbs. with driver and one-way radios are mandatory. The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Rule Book can be found online at http://www.southwestsprintcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Southwest-Sprint-Cars-2014-Rule-Book.pdf.

Last season, New Mexico’s “The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl scored the feature win at 81 Speedway behind the wheel of Gary Williams’ #41W Diamond Mechanical Maxim. Taking the lead from Sapulpa winner Danny Smith on the third circuit, Ziehl was not to be denied and claimed the checkered flags. “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Josh Pelkey, Jeremy Campbell, and “The Magic Man” Mike Martin rounded out the top-five drivers.

Entering the tour, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix leads the SouthWest point chase in the Bill Michaels’ owned #77M Kodiak Products Sherman. The defending series champion leads all drivers on the circuit with six wins on the season and seventeen career triumphs.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. ranks second in points behind the wheel of the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries entry. The 5-Time state champion has three victories on the year, scoring wins at Canyon, Queen Creek, and Prescott Valley,

Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop Maxim, Josh Pelkey of Peoria is third in the point chase. The 1997 ASCA Champion has scored three triumphs, with two wins at Canyon Speedway Park and a victory at Queen Creek.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins is fourth in the championship points. Racing his #20 MP Environmental Spike, Deskins claimed his first series win at Prescott Valley on May 3rd.

Indiana’s Dave Darland is tied with Davis and Pelkey with three victories during the “Winter Challenge.” Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon, Colby Copeland of California, California’s Austin Liggett, and Richard Vander Weerd of California have claimed one win in 2014. Matt Rossi, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Tye Mihocko, Andy Reinbold, Mike Colegrove, and “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James round out the top-10 in points.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located at 11322 110 Road in Dodge City, Kansas. To get to the track from the South edge of Dodge City on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, visit www.dodgecityraceway.com or call 620.225.3277.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series would like to thank Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Hose Advantage Store, and the Racers Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). ----------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR “FREEDOM TOUR” WINS: 2-Rick Ziehl, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-R.J. Johnson, 1-Danny Smith.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 17-R.J. Johnson, 9-Charles Davis Jr., 6-Bryan Clauson, 4-Josh Pelkey, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Rick Ziehl, 2- Brady Bacon, 2-Mike Spencer, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Matt Rossi, 1-Danny Smith, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-739, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-695, 3. Josh Pelkey-680, 4. Shon Deskins-607, 5. Matt Rossi-575, 6. Mike Martin-564, 7. Tye Mihocko-517, 8. Andy Reinbold-459, 9. Mike Colegrove-442, 10. Bruce St. James-434, 11. Nick Aiuto-418, 12. Michael Curtis-403, 13. Josh Shipley-385, 14. Brian Hosford-337, --. Tom Ogle-337, 16. Stevie Sussex-271, 17. Mark Morin-245, 18. Mike Bonneau-242, 19. Chris Bonneau-225, 20. Dennis Gile-187.

 

 

R.J. JOHNSON SWEEPS LAWTON “FREEDOM TOUR” OPENER

By Lance Jennings

LAWTON, OK – AUGUST 14, 2014... Making his first “Freedom Tour” start, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona claimed the Wednesday night feature at Lawton Speedway. Taking the lead from Brady Bacon on lap nineteen, Johnson sailed to the $2,500 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory. Bacon, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Aaron Reutzel, and Koby Barksdale followed the defending champion to the checkered flags.

Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson earned his series leading seventeenth main event win after starting sixth. The point leader won the night’s third 10-lap heat race and entered the feature as the high point driver in passing points. To date, Johnson has six feature wins, eight heat race victories, one hard charger award, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 103 feature laps led to his credit.

Starting on the pole position, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon led the first eighteen circuits before taking second at Lawton Speedway. Piloting his #99 Fatheadz Eyewear / Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing XXX, Bacon won the fourth 10-lap heat race and placed sixth in the night’s passing points. Brady has one series win, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, five top-10 finishes, and 35 feature laps led in 2014.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma, Arizona scored third in the “Freedom Tour” opener. Driving his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin won his sixth heat race of the campaign and ranked fourth in passing points. The former Hall of Fame Classic winner heads to Creek County Speedway with one semi-main win, one hard charger award, twelve top-10 finishes, and one feature lap led.

Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel charged from eighteenth to take fourth at the checkered flags. Piloting the Wren Motorsports #87 Scott Baylor Racing Engines / Basic One Services XXX, Reutzel ran sixth in his heat race and transferred to the feature after winning the second 12-lap semi-main. Currently, the young driver has one hard charger award and four top-10 finishes on the season.

Koby Barksdale of Norman, Oklahoma ran fifth in the 30-lap main event. Driving the #22 Barksdale Racing / Shartz Farms entry, Koby took third in his heat race and was seated third in nightly passing points.

Taking a provisional, Casey Shuman of Rattlesnake Bend, Arizona earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a seventh place run from twenty-second. Racing John James’ #4J Top Row Rowdies machine, Shuman scored seventh in his heat race and fourth in the first semi-main. To date, Casey has one heat race win and five top-10 finishes in the campaign.

Buckeye, Arizona’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. won his eleventh heat race of the season. Piloting the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis ranked fifth in passing points and scored twenty-first in the main event. Currently, the five-time Arizona Champion has three feature wins, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led to his credit.

Seth Bergman of Snohomish, Washington made a rare non-wing start and won the first 12-lap semi-main. Driving the #2 Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing / SpeedMart entry, Bergman was fourth in his heat race and raced to twelfth in the feature after starting seventeenth.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 13, 2014 - Lawton, Oklahoma - Lawton Speedway - "Freedom Tour"

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Josh Stephens (#09 Stevens), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Robert Sellers (#7S Sellers), 5. Harli White (#17W White), 6. Martin Edwards (#45 Edwards), 7. Tim Kent (#94T Kent), 8. Kyle Clark (#9$ Clark), 9. Matt Ward (#51 Ward). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Charles Davis, Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Koby Barksdale (#22 Barksdale), 4. Seth Bergman (#2 Bergman), 5. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 6. Zach Blurton (#2J Blurton), 7. Casey Shuman (#4J James), 8. Shawn Bloomquist (#14 Bloomquist). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 4. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams), 5. Zach Chappell (#50Z Chappell), 6. Blake Hahn (#17 Hahn), 7. Brandon Long (#02 Long), 8. Kevin Risley (#24 Risley). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 2. Danny Smith (#5$ Smith), 3. Dustin Morgan (#93 Morgan), 4. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 5. Joe Wood, Jr. (#03 Wood), 6. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 7. Cody Brewer (#96 Brewer), 8. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Seth Bergman, 2. Chris Bonneau, 3. Blake Hahn, 4. Casey Shuman, 5. Cody Brewer, 6. Michael Curtis, 7. Zach Blurton, 8. Matt Ward, 9. Edwards. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Aaron Reutzel, 2. Harli White, 3. Rick Ziehl, 4. Tim Kent, 5. Kyle Clark, 6. Shawn Bloomquist, 7. Risley, 8. Brandon Long. NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Jesse Higginbotham (#9 Higginbotham).

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. R.J. Johnson (6th), 2. Brady Bacon (1st), 3. Mike Martin (3rd), 4. Aaron Reutzel (18th), 5. Koby Barksdale (4th), 6. Dustin Morgan (9th), 7. Casey Shuman (22nd), 8. Josh Pelkey (11th), 9. Shon Deskins (8th), 10. Colby Copeland (15th), 11. Chris Bonneau (19th), 12. Seth Bergman (17th), 13. Danny Smith (7th), 14. Zach Chappell (12th), 15. Tye Mihocko (5th), 16. Blake Hahn (21st), 17. Robert Sellers (16th), 18. Mike Bonneau (14th), 19. Joe Wood Jr. (13th), 20. Josh Stephens (10th), 21. Charles Davis Jr. (2nd), 22. Harli White (20th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Brady Bacon, Laps 19-30 R.J. Johnson. HARD CHARGER: Casey Shuman (22nd to 7th)

 

 

USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE RESULTS:

August 13, 2014 - Lawton, Oklahoma - Lawton Speedway - "Freedom Tour"

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Josh Stephens (#09 Stevens), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Robert Sellers (#7S Sellers), 5. Harli White (#17W White), 6. Martin Edwards (#45 Edwards), 7. Tim Kent (#94T Kent), 8. Kyle Clark (#9$ Clark), 9. Matt Ward (#51 Ward). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Charles Davis, Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Koby Barksdale (#22 Barksdale), 4. Seth Bergman (#2 Bergman), 5. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 6. Zach Blurton (#2J Blurton), 7. Casey Shuman (#4J James ), 8. Shawn Bloomquist (#14 Bloomquist). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Michael Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 4. Rick Ziehl (#41W Williams), 5. Zach Chappell (#50Z Chappell), 6. Blake Hahn (#17 Hahn), 7. Brandon Long (#02 Long), 8. Kevin Risley (#24 Risley). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Brady Bacon (#99 BBR), 2. Danny Smith (#5$ Smith), 3. Dustin Morgan (#93 Morgan), 4. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 5. Joe Wood, Jr. (#03 Wood), 6. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 7. Cody Brewer (#96 Brewer), 8. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bergman, 2. C.Bonneau, 3. Hahn, 4. Shuman, 5. Brewer, 6. Curtis, 7. Blurton, 8. Ward, 9. Edwards. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Reutzel, 2. White, 3. Ziehl, 4. Kent, 5. Clark, 6. Bloomquist, 7. Risley, 8. Long. NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Jesse Higginbotham (#9 Higginbotham).

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Mike Martin, 4. Aaron Reutzel, 5. Koby Barksdale, 6. Dustin Morgan, 7. Casey Shuman, 8. Josh Pelkey, 9. Shon Deskins, 10. Colby Copeland, 11. Chris Bonneau, 12. Seth Bergman, 13. Danny Smith, 14. Zach Chappell, 15. Tye Mihocko, 16. Blake Hahn, 17. Robert Sellers, 18. Michael Bonneau, 19. Joe Wood Jr., 20. Josh Stephens, 21. Charles Davis, Jr., 22. Harli White. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Bacon, Laps 19-30 R.J. Johnson.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWESTERN SPRINT (Special Event) RACE: August 14 - Sapulpa, OK - Creek County Speedway - "Freedom Tour"

 

 

 

USAC/CRA “CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT” AT PERRIS SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 13, 2014... After a break in the schedule, the popular Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will return to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, August 16th. Promoted by Don Kazarian, the "California Racers Hall of Fame Night" will also showcase the PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Gun Sprints, and the California Lightning Sprints The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm and racing at "America's Premier Dirt Track" will start at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

The "California Racers Hall of Fame Night" continues the tradition of honoring those that have contributed to the Southern California Sprint Car scene. A special autograph session before the race will be held at the sports bar featuring CRA legends Stan Atherton, Rick Goudy, Steve Howard, Jimmy Oskie, John Redican, Mike Sweeney, Eddie Wirth, and more. Led by the efforts of Perris and Ascot infield announcer Chris Holt, additional prize money and raffle items have been raised to support an exciting night of racing. As this writing goes to press, Holt has raised and additional $4,000 with $500 going to the driver that sets fast time in qualifying.

Saturday’s event will be the seventh of ten races at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. “The Demon” Damion Gardner has claimed four victories including the March 15th “Sokola Shootout,” the April 12th “So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular” the 40-lap “Salute to Indy” on May 24th, and the “Firecracker 40” on the 4th of July. Richard Vander Weerd broke Gardner’s winning streak by claiming his first USAC/CRA triumph on May 3rd and Matt Mitchell won the June 14th feature. To date, “The Demon” leads all USAC/CRA drivers with 52 triumphs and 30 “home track” wins. Nic Faas holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 15.833 set on February 25, 2012.

Heading to the “California Racers Hall of Fame Night,” Concord’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner holds a 111-point advantage over the competition. The pilot of Mark Alexander's #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike claimed third at Santa Maria on July 5th. To date, the defending champion has six feature wins, four Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, nine heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 137 feature laps led to his credit. Damion plans to have “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car” on display and will be looking to extend his point lead with his series leading 53rd USAC/CRA victory.

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach ranks second in chase for the championship. Driving Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas ran eighth in the Santa Maria feature. Currently, the 2008 USAC Western Midget Champion has three heat race victories and ten top-10 finishes on the season. Nic won last Saturday’s USAC 360 feature at Chowchilla and will have his sights on earning his 11th USAC/CRA triumph.

Temecula’s Mike Spencer is tied for second in the point standings. Racing Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer ran second to Cody Williams at Santa Maria. To date, the five-time champion has one feature win, four Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, nine top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led in the campaign. Mike and Chaffin Motorsports will be looking to honor Crew Chief Bruce Bromme Jr. with the Saturday night win at Perris Auto Speedway.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia has climbed to fourth in the USAC/CRA point chase. Piloting the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard placed tenth at Santa Maria Speedway. Currently, the 2011 USAC West Coast Champion has one feature win, four heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, eight top-10 finishes, and 10 feature laps led on the year. Vander Weerd have his sights on earning his second USAC/CRA winning trophy and the $2,500 payday.

After winning Santa Maria’s “Party at the Coast,” Corona’s “The Cadillac” Cody Williams has risen to fifth in the point standings. Driving Jack Jory’s #44 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams became the 54th different driver to win a USAC/CRA main event. To date, the former National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Rookie of the Year has one heat race win, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, six top-10 finishes, and 15 feature laps led. This Saturday, Cody will be looking for his first USAC/CRA “home track” victory.

Currently eleventh in points, Yorba Linda’s Logan Williams leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Snohomish, Washington’s Gary Taylor, Cody Swanson of Norco, and Verdemont Heights’ Chris Gansen are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Matt Mitchell, Brody Roa, Austin Williams, Jake Swanson, “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Jace Vander Weerd, A.J. Bender, Ronnie Gardner, “Super” Rickie Gaunt, Corey Ballard, David Bezio, Seth Wilson, Greg Alexander, Verne Sweeney, and more.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California. Adult tickets are $25, Senior tickets (65 & older) are $20, Active Military, Students (13-18), and Kids tickets (6-12) are $5. Children’s tickets (5 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. For more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com. ----------------------------------------------- CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT WINNERS: 2012-Mike Spencer, 2013-Cory Kruseman.

PERRIS AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 30-Damion Gardner, 24-Mike Spencer, 19-Tony Jones, 17-Cory Kruseman, 9-Nic Faas, 8-David Cardey, 7-Rip Williams, 6-Mike Kirby, 5-Rickie Gaunt, 5-Matt Mitchell, 5-Danny Sheridan, 4-Bryan Clauson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Garrett Hansen, 2-Jesse Hockett, 2-Levi Jones, 2-Blake Miller, 2-Chris Windom, 1-Greg Bragg, 1-Daron Clayton, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Josh Ford, 1-Darren Hagen, 1-R.J. Johnson, 1-Bud Kaeding, 1-Adam Mitchell, 1-Johnny Rodriguez, 1-Richard Vander Weerd, 1-Scotty Weir, 1-Jason York.

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-714, 2. Nic Faas-603, --. Mike Spencer-603, 4. Richard Vander Weerd-471, 5. Cody Williams-459, 6. Matt Mitchell-456, 7. Brody Roa-446, 8. Austin Williams-444, 9. Jake Swanson-404, 10. Cory Kruseman-381, 11. Logan Williams-295, 12. Gary Taylor-263, 13. Ryan Bernal-251, 14. Jace Vander Weerd-240, 15. Chris Gansen-200, 16. Cody Swanson-187, 17. R.J. Johnson-160, 18. A.J. Bender-156, 19. Ronnie Gardner-155, 20. Rickie Gaunt-139.

 

 

USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series

"FREEDOM TOUR" HEADS TO CREEK COUNTY’S THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – AUGUST 13, 2014... On Thursday, August 14th, Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway will host the second round of the “2nd Annual Freedom Tour.” Featuring the Arizona based USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series, the “Thursday Night Thunder” will also showcase the National Open Wheel (NOW) Non-Winged Micro Sprints and Restricted Micro Sprints. The Front Gates will open at 4:30pm and Racing will start at 8:00pm. For more information, visit www.creekcountyspeedway.co or call 918.693.7223 (RACE).

Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, each night of the non-point, four-race mini-series will pay $2,500-to-win. After the Thursday night show at Creek County, the “Freedom Tour” will head to 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas on Friday. Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas will once again host the Saturday finale of the “Freedom Tour.”

NOTICE TO RACERS: Per series rules, all 360 sprints must run the Hoosier 105/16 Medium Right Rear Tire and all four corners must be Hoosier. Cockpit adjustable shocks are NOT allowed and engine restrictor rules are 1-7/8” with open heads and 2-3/16” with ASCS Spec legal cylinder heads. The weight rule is 1,475 lbs. with driver and one-way radios are mandatory. The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Rule Book can be found online at http://www.southwestsprintcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Southwest-Sprint-Cars-2014-Rule-Book.pdf.

Last season, Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Danny Smith claimed the 30-lap victory at his hometown track. Racing his #5$ Same Day Auto Repair XXX, Smith started tenth and inherited the top spot after leader Kyle Smith flipped his machine. Taking control on lap sixteen, the veteran driver held off all challengers and scored the $2,500 victory. Josh Pelkey, Jonathan Beason, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., and Dustin Morgan followed Smith to the checkered flags.

Entering the tour, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix leads the SouthWest point chase in the Bill Michaels’ owned #77M Kodiak Products Sherman. The defending series champion leads all drivers on the circuit with five main event wins.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. is second in points behind the wheel of the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries entry. The 5-Time state champion has three victories on the year, scoring wins at Canyon, Queen Creek, and Prescott Valley,

Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop Maxim, Josh Pelkey of Peoria is third in the point chase. The 1997 ASCA Champion has scored three triumphs, with two wins at Canyon and a victory at Queen Creek.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins is fourth in the championship points. Racing his #20 MP Environmental Spike, Deskins claimed his first series win at Prescott Valley on May 3rd.

Indiana’s Dave Darland is tied with Davis and Pelkey with three victories during the “Winter Challenge.” Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon, Colby Copeland of California, California’s Austin Liggett, and Richard Vander Weerd of California have claimed one win in 2014. Matt Rossi, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Tye Mihocko, Andy Reinbold, Mike Colegrove, and “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James round out the top-10 drivers.

Creek County Speedway is located on the historic Route 66 at 18450 West Highway 66 in Kellyville, Oklahoma., To get to the track, take I-44 to exit 211, then 0.3 miles south on SR 33, then 1 mile west on SR 66. Adult Tickets are $15, Kids Tickets (14-10) are $6, and Children (9 & Under) are FREE. For more information, visit www.creekcountyspeedway.co or call 918.693.7223 (RACE).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series would like to thank Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Hose Advantage Store, and the Racers Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). ----------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR “FREEDOM TOUR” WINS: 2-Rick Ziehl, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Danny Smith.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 16-R.J. Johnson, 9-Charles Davis Jr., 6-Bryan Clauson, 4-Josh Pelkey, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Rick Ziehl, 2-Mike Spencer, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Matt Rossi, 1-Danny Smith, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-739, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-695, 3. Josh Pelkey-680, 4. Shon Deskins-607, 5. Matt Rossi-575, 6. Mike Martin-564, 7. Tye Mihocko-517, 8. Andy Reinbold-459, 9. Mike Colegrove-442, 10. Bruce St. James-434, 11. Nick Aiuto-418, 12. Michael Curtis-403, 13. Josh Shipley-385, 14. Brian Hosford-337, --. Tom Ogle-337, 16. Stevie Sussex-271, 17. Mark Morin-245, 18. Mike Bonneau-242, 19. Chris Bonneau-225, 20. Dennis Gile-187.

 

 

 

NIC FAAS STORMS TO VICTORY AT CHOWCHILLA

By Lance Jennings

CHOWCHILLA, CA – AUGUST 11, 2014... Taking the lead from Austin Liggett on lap six, Nic Faas of Huntington Beach scored his first USAC West Coast victory at Chowchilla Raceway. Saturday’s $1,500 triumph was also his second USAC Western Classic main event win of the campaign. “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Brody Roa, Matt Mitchell, and Richard Vander Weerd rounded out the top-five drivers.

Piloting Keith Ford’s #73X Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Nic Faas became the 34th driver to score a USAC West Coast feature win. Using the non-qualifying / passing points format, Faas won the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 and placed fifth overall in points. After staring on the outside of the front row, Faas left Chowchilla ranked ninth in West Coast points and third in the Western Classic point chase.

Tipton’s “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. pressured Faas in the closing laps and took second at the checkered flags. Racing Junior Bowman’s #2 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / DeBoer & Sons Trucking Spike, Faria ran third in his heat race and took fourth in passing points. Entering the schedule break, last season’s West Coast Champion is sixth in points and ninth in the Western Classic standings.

Brody Roa of Huntington Beach had another strong effort with a third place finish at Chowchilla. Driving the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa took third in his heat race and entered the feature ranked second in passing points. In limited appearances, the former Wagsdash Champion is fourteenth in West Coast points and fifteenth in the Western Classic series.

After winning the night before at Watsonville, Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell placed fourth at Chowchilla. Piloting his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell ran second to Austin Liggett in his heat race and was third in passing points. Returning to USAC/CRA competition, Matt is the West Coast Point Leader and second in the Western Classic point standings.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia was the night’s high point driver and took fifth in the Chowchilla debut. Racing the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard ran second to Nic Faas in his heat race. The 2011 West Coast Champion his currently third in points and fourth in the Western Classic standings.

Terra Bella’s Trent Carter earned the night’s Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a ninth place run from fourteenth. Driving a new family owned #13 Porterville Lock & Safe / Porterville Collision Center Maxim, Carter was seventh in his heat race, second in the dash, and fourteenth in passing points. Trent left Chowchilla ranked seventeenth in the West Coast standings and twenty-seventh in Western Classic points.

Austin Liggett of Tracy won the 10-lap Deist Safety Heat Race #2. Piloting the family owned #83 Excel Environmental / Home Connections Inc. Spike, Liggett was sixth in passing points and led the first five laps of the main event. The 2012 West Coast Rookie of the Year had an early exit and scored fifteenth. To date, Austin is ranked eighth in both the West Coast and Western Classic standings.

Clovis’ Kolby Araki returned to action and won the 4-lap Saldana Racing Products / Pyrotect Racing Cells Dash. Racing his new #30K PKS Kart Supplies / Graphix Plus Spike, Araki ran eighth in his heat race, was fifteenth in passing points, and ran thirteenth in the main event. Kolby is tied for fifty-fourth in West Coast points and thirty-third in the Western Classic series.

On Saturday, September 27th, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will return to action at Kevin Montgomery's Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona. The $2,500-to-win "Brawl For It All" is the second round of the "Grudge Series" with the USAC SouthWest Sprints and will also feature Mini Sprints, Dwarf Cars, and AMA ModLites. Located at 9777 West Carefree Highway, more event information can be found at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or calling 602.258.RACE (7223).

On Saturday, September 20th, the USAC Western Classic Sprints will make their debut at Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park in Marysville, California. The $1,500-to-win event will be the seventh point race of the season and will also showcase Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Pro 4 Sprint Cars. Located at 1468 Simpson Lane, more event information can be found at www.marysvilleracewaypark.com or calling 530.743.1327.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net. For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series. For more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The USAC Western Classic Racing Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, VanLare Steering Repair, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net. For more information on the USAC Western Classic Racing Series, visit www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/WesternClassicSprints), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WCRS). ----------------------------------------------- USAC WEST COAST & WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 9, 2014 – Chowchilla, California – Chowchilla Raceway

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (10 laps) 1. Nic Faas (#73X Ford), 2. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 3. Brody Roa (#91R BR), 4. Markus Niemela (#73 Ford), 5. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 6. Jim Richardson (#8 Richardson), 7. A.J. Bender (#12B Bender), 8. Connor Kassik (#26 Kassik), 9. Jeff Bothelo (#14X Bothelo). NT

DEIST SAFETY HEAT RACE 2: (10 laps) 1. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 2. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 3. Danny Faria Jr. (#2 Bowman), 4. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 5. Jeff Sibley (#42N Sibley), 6. Max Adams (#5X Adams), 7. Trent Carter (#13 Carter), 8. Kolby Araki (#30K Araki). NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / PYROTECT RACING CELLS DASH: (4 laps) 1. Kolby Araki, 2. Trent Carter, 3. Connor Kassik. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Nic Faas (2nd), 2. Danny Faria Jr. (3rd), 3. Brody Roa (5th), 4. Matt Mitchell (4th), 5. Richard Vander Weerd (6th), 6. Jace Vander Weerd (9th), 7. Markus Niemela (8th), 8. Max Adams (11th), 9. Trent Carter (14th), 10. Jeff Sibley (10th), 11. A.J. Bender (13th), 12. Jim Richardson (12th), 13. Kolby Araki (15th), 14. Ryan Bernal (7th), 15. Austin Liggett (1st), 16. Connor Kassik (16th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Austin Liggett, Laps 6-30 Nic Faas. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Trent Carter (14th to 9th)

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Matt Mitchell-659, 2. Markus Niemela-631, 3. Richard Vander Weerd-546, 4. Jace Vander Weerd-530, 5. Ryan Bernal-512, 6. Danny Faria Jr.-500, --Troy Rutherford-500, 8. Austin Liggett-490, 9. Nic Faas-465, 10. Dennis Howell-399, 11. Landon Hurst-344, 12. Marty Hawkins-269, 13. Kevin Barnes-244, 14. Brody Roa-207, 15. Jeff Sibley-205, 16. Bud Kaeding-180, 17. Trent Carter-159, 18. Chris Ennis-154, 19. Garrett Long-153, 20. Michael Pickens-150.

USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Ryan Bernal-359, 2. Matt Mitchell-333, 3. Nic Faas-324, 4. Richard Vander Weerd-303, 5. Jace Vander Weerd-280, 6. Marty Hawkins-227, 7. Markus Niemela-211, 8. Austin Liggett-189, 9. Danny Faria Jr.-186, 10. D.J. Johnson-173, 11. Landon Hurst-166, 12. Trevor Schmid-150, 13. Scott Hall-135, 14. Geoff Ensign-130, 15. Brody Roa-128, 16. Jeff Sibley-123, 17. Terry Schank Jr.-84, 18. Dennis Howell-82, 19. Troy Rutherford-77, 20. Austin Stone-67.

 

 

MATT MITCHELL ADDS OCEAN SPEEDWAY TO WIN LIST

By Lance Jennings

WATSONVILLE, CA – AUGUST 11, 2014... Taking the lead from Brody Roa with a last lap “slide job,” Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell claimed the Friday night victory at Ocean Speedway. For Mitchell, the $1,500 triumph was the first USAC West Coast & Western Classic series win for the veteran driver. Roa, Richard Vander Weerd, Marty Hawkins, and Ryan Bernal followed Matt to the checkered flags.

Racing his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Matt Mitchell became the 33rd driver to claim a USAC West Coast feature and the 25th racer to earn a Western Classic victory. The USAC/CRA standout qualified fourth overall out of the twenty-two car roster and ran third in his heat race. With the victory, Mitchell left Watsonville with the USAC West Coast point lead.

Huntington Beach’s Brody Roa led 28 laps of the main event but had to settle for second. Piloting the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa briefly lost the lead to Ryan Bernal on lap 14 and quickly regained the top spot from the Western Classic point leader. The former Wagsdash Champion was sixth fast in time trials and placed fourth in his heat race.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia charged to third at Watsonville after starting eleventh. Driving the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard qualified eleventh and won the 10-lap Deist Safety Heat Race #2.

Santa Rosa’s Marty Hawkins claimed fourth in the Ocean Speedway main event. Piloting his #3M Susie’s Bar / Vermeil Wines Maxim, Hawkins was third quick in time trials and ran second to Austin Liggett in his heat race.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister held the lead for one lap before scoring fifth at the checkered flags. Racing Mike Phulps’ #56 Core Power Metal Works ART, Bernal earned the night’s Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and ran second to Nic Faas in his heat race.

Oakdale’s Jeff Sibley earned his second Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a tenth place run from nineteenth. Driving the new family owned #42N Haidlen Ford / Western Plumbing Spike, Sibley qualified nineteenth overall and scored seventh in his 10-lap heat race.

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach won the night’s 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73X Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas was seventh fast in time trials and scored sixth in the Watsonville feature.

Tracy’s Austin Liggett claimed the Saldana Racing Products / Weld Racing Heat Race #3 victory by a large margin. Racing the family owned #83 Excel Environmental / Home Connections Inc. Spike, Liggett qualified ninth overall and took seventh in the feature after starting ninth.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series. For more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com. ----------------------------------------------- USAC WEST COAST & WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 8, 2014 – Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-12.832; 2. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-12.911; 3. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-13.057; 4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.116; 5. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-13.147; 6. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.155; 7. Nic Faas, 73X, Ford-13.167; 8. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-13.176; 9. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-13.186; 10. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-13.195; 11. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.237; 12. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-13.248; 13. Trevor Schmid, 2X, Schmid-13.399; 14. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-13.452; 15. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-13.482; 16. Tim DeCarlo Jr., 5, DeCarlo-13.497; 17. Kyler Shaw, 92, Shaw-13.668; 18. Bruce Douglass, 13, Davis-13.872; 19. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-13.939; 20. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-NT; 21. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-NT; 22. Eric Rossi, 17, Shanoian-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (10 laps) 1. Nic Faas, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Matt Mitchell, 4. Trevor Schmid, 5. Tim DeCarlo Jr., 6. Austin Stone, 7. Jeff Sibley. NT

DEIST SAFETY HEAT RACE 2: (10 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Danny Faria Jr., 3. Markus Niemela, 4. Kyler Shaw, 5. Landon Hurst, 6. Tyler Schmidt. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / WELD RACING HEAT RACE 3: (10 laps) 1. Austin Liggett, 2. Marty Hawkins, 3. Jace Vander Weerd, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Koen Shaw, 6. Bruce Douglass. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Matt Mitchell (3rd), 2. Brody Roa (1st), 3. Richard Vander Weerd (11th), 4. Marty Hawkins (4th), 5. Ryan Bernal (6th), 6. Nic Faas (7th), 7. Austin Liggett (9th), 8. Jace Vander Weerd (12th), 9. Kyler Shaw (17th), 10. Jeff Sibley (19th), 11. Bruce Douglass (18th), 12. Tyler Schmidt (14th), 13. Trevor Schmid (13th), 14. Markus Niemela (5th), 15. Tim DeCarlo Jr. (16th), 16. Austin Stone (10th), 17. Scott Hall (20th), 18. Koen Shaw (15th), 19. Landon Hurst (8th), 20. Danny Faria Jr. (2nd), 21. Kevin Barnes (21st). NT ---------------------------- **Landon Hurst, Tim DeCarlo Jr., and Scott Hall flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Brody Roa, Lap 14 Ryan Bernal, Laps 15-29 Brody Roa, Lap 30 Matt Mitchell. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Jeff Sibley (19th to 10th)

 

 

4-RACE "FREEDOM TOUR" STARTS AT LAWTON WEDNESDAY

The 2014 "Freedom Tour" unfolds this week, showcasing USAC's Southwest Sprint Car stars in four races in Oklahoma and Kansas.

Race one is Wednesday night at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway, while Thursday's race is at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. The final two races are Friday's event at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kans. and Saturday's finale at Dodge City (Kans.) Raceway Park.

All four races are considered "special events" and do not offer series points, so R.J. Johnson's 44-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. will not be affected.

Former USAC Southwest Sprint Car champ Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, N.M. won races last year at Wichita and Dodge City, while Danny Smith won at Sapulpa and Davis also won at Dodge City.

AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car point leader Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. has also indicated his participation in the tour and could be a force to reckon with.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-739, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-695, 3-Josh Pelkey-680, 4-Shon Deskins-607, 5-Matt Rossi-575, 6-Mike Martin-564, 7-Tye Mihocko-517, 8-Andy Reinbold-459, 9-Mike Colegrove-442. 10-Bruce St. James-436.

 

 

 

CLAUSON, BACON JOIN SPRINGFIELD SILVER CROWN FIELD

Bryan Clauson and Brady Bacon, two of America's most talented open-wheel stars, are the latest drivers to join the field for this Saturday's "Tony Bettenhausen 100" USAC Silver Crown race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

The expected field which could be the largest on dirt in three years will take the track for practice at 10 am Saturday, with a 100-mile race concluding the day's activities. The race is celebrating 80 years, having debuted in 1934, making it one of America's longest-running motorsports traditions.

Clauson, of Noblesville, Ind., will return to the series for the first time in two years piloting an entry fielded by long-time car owner Gene Nolen of Edinburgh, Ind., who has also returned to the series after a brief absence. Clauson's last Silver Crown appearance was in October of 2012. Clauson's two previous series victories came in 2010 and 2012 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and he was the 2010 series "Rookie of the Year."

Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla., will make his series debut at Springfield piloting a car entered by Springfield natives Dennis and Dave McQuinn. Bacon currently stands second in the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car standings going into the August 21-23 "Sprint Car Smackdown" at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. McQuinn, a long-time series participant, will be seeking his first series win Saturday.

Guiding Clauson's effort will be long-time chief mechanic and car owner Keith Kunz of Columbus, Ind., whose driver Cole Whitt won at Springfield in 2009 and Kyle Larson won at DuQuoin, Ill. in 2010. Kunz' Midget team is coming off a resounding victory by Rico Abreu at the famed Belleville (Kans.) Midget Nationals.

Two-time Springfield winner (2012-2013) A.J. Fike will have his work cut out for him Saturday if he plans to become the second driver in 80 years to score a third straight victory. Chuck Gurney was the first in 1989-1990-1991.

Challengers in addition to Clauson and Bacon include the following drivers who all have previous USAC National race wins in various series: Zach Daum, Jacob Wilson, Caleb Armstrong, Bobby East, Tracy Hines, Chris Windom, Dave Darland, Davey Ray, Russ Gamester, Jon Stanbrough, Kody Swanson, Chris Urish, John Heydenreich, Jerry Coons Jr. and Christopher Bell.

Swanson currently leads the Silver Crown standings and has won all three previous 2104 races on dirt. Urish won last year's 100-miler at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds and Tracy Hines holds the one-lap Springfield track qualifying record of 122.846 mph.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-345, 2-Tracy Hines-300, 3-Bobby East-291, 4-Chris Windom-243, 5-Jacob Wilson-195, 6-Jerry Coons Jr.-177, 7-Tanner Swanson-165, 8-Bobby Santos-159, 9-Caleb Armtsrong-155, 10-David Byrne-147.

 

 

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars at Dodge City on Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 11, 2014) – “Traditional” Sprint cars will take to the Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval for the only time of the year this Saturday night as the 3/8-mile track hosts the fourth and final leg of the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour”.

The top guns of the wingless USAC Southwest Sprint Cars series will invade Oklahoma and Kansas, with Saturday’s finale at Dodge City Raceway Park going green at 7:30 p.m.

Joining in on Saturday’s card will be the track’s championship chase divisions of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Thunder Cars.

Saturday’s Second Annual “Freedom Tour” finale will follow stops at Lawton (OK) Speedway on Wednesday, Creek County Speedway near Tulsa, OK, on Thursday and then Wichita’s 81 Speedway on Friday. All four nights offer up a $2,500 winner’s share.

Among the stars traveling from the Southwest will be Las Cruces, New Mexico’s Rick Ziehl, who topped two of four “Freedom Tour” events last year, including one at Dodge City Raceway Park. Other winners were Charles Davis, Jr., and Oklahoma’s Danny Smith.

Leading the USAC Southwest forces to Oklahoma and Kansas is reigning series champion and current points leader R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, on the strength of five series wins thus far in 2014.

Taking in his first “Freedom Tour” after missing last year’s inaugural events, Johnson holds a 44-point lead over multi-time Arizona champion Charles Davis, Jr., the winner of last year’s “Freedom Tour” finale at DCRP.

Among others expected from the Southwest are Josh Pelkey, Mike Martin, Colby Copeland, Shon Deskins, Josh Hodges, Michael Curtis, Chris Bonneau, Michael Bonneau and Tye Mihocko.

With identical rules to the local ASCS and NCRA contenders minus the wings, a number of local and regional stars are expected to defend “home” turf against the invading forces over the course of the four race mini-series.

While the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars take center stage in Saturday’s “Freedom Tour” finale at DCRP, pivotal track championship action is on the line as well with Ryan Heger, Jeff Kaup, Perry Misner and William Bauer leading their respective divisions.

With Kaup holding a commanding lead in the IMCA Sport Modified ranks and Misner likewise in the IMCA Stock Cars, less than a handful of points separate the leaders in the other two divisions.

Heger holds just a four-point lead over Austin Allen in the IMCA Modified ranks while Bauer is just three points ahead of Matt O’Hair in the Thunder Cars. And with a five-point differential between first and second in the feature, those leads are anything but safe.

Tickets to Saturday’s Second Annual USAC Southwest Freedom Tour finale along with Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars and Thunder Cars are just $20 for adults with children 11 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

2 AT GRAYS HARBOR & 1 AT KALAMAZOO FOR HPDs;

TRISTIN THOMAS, JESSOP NAP FEATURE WINS

Two nights of racing at Elma, Wash. and a race at Kalamazoo Mich. spotlight this week's USAC HPD Midget racing. The Washington series convenes Friday and Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway and the Midwest Pavement series competes at Kalamazoo Speedway as part of a "doubleheader" also featuring the Honda USAC Pavement Midgets. Friday's race at Elma, Wash. is a "special event" and does not afford Washington series points.

Cody Jessop of Los Banos, Calif. won USAC's Western HPD Midget feature Saturday night at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. The 15-lap "restricted" feature went to Joel Rayborne. In the 30-lap HPD main Jessop passed Shawn Buckley on lap three and led the rest of the way to beat Dylan Nobile, Annie Breidinger, Tom Patterson and Toni Breidinger. Joel Rayborne was trailed by Jesse James Burks and Jessop in the restricted race.

Tristin Thomas of Burlington, Wash. led all 30 laps to win Saturday night's USAC Washington HPD Midget race at Sunset Speedway in Banks, Ore. Fast qualifier Dougie James took second ahead of Lance Hallmark, Garrett Thomas and Michael Vollbrecht. The victory was his second in a row in the series.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Austin Nemire-498, 2-Adam Thomason-352, 3-Calvin Carroll-300, 4-Nikki Carroll-273, 5-Steve Myers-236, 6-Jacob Stickle-220, 7-Jack Cross-208, 8-Blaine Leydig-131, 9-Tate Martz-128, 10-Scott Hunter-69.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-625, 2-Dougie James-538, 3-Garrett Thomas-515, 4-Michael Vollbrecht-480, 5-Hannah Lindquist-450, 6-Chance Crum-426, 7-Tristin Thomas-416, 8-Todd Hartman-385, 9-Lance Sargent-322, 10-Jeremy Miller-249.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-732, 2-Toni Breidinger-533, 3-Joel Rayborne-444, 4-Annie Breidinger-442, 5-Dylan Nobile-427, 6-Christine Breckenridge-426, 7-Cody Jessop-393, 8-Tom Patterson-339, 9-Jeff Kelley-259, 10-Ashley Hazelton-237.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-787, 2-Toni Breidinger-533, 3-Cody Jessop-450, 4-Joel Rayborne-444, 5-Annie Breidinger-442, 6-Dylan Nobile-427, 7-Christine Breckenridge-426, 8-Ashley Hazelton-422, 9-Tom Patterson-339, 10-Jeff Kelley-259.

 

 

1-MONTH HIATUS FOR WEST COAST & CLASSIC SPRINTS;

MITCHELL, FAAS GRAB WEST COAST/CLASSIC GLORY

A month's hiatus for the USAC West Coast wars ends September 20 when the West Coast Sprint Cars compete at Marysville (Calif.) Raceway Park. A week later the USAC Western Classic Sprints resume action with a "special" non-points race at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

Matt Mitchell has vaulted to the point lead in the West Coast standings, while Ryan Bernal continues to hang on to his Western Classic point lead following races last weekend.

Mitchell, of Yorba Linda, Calif., won Friday night's 30-lap West Coast/Western Classic feature at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. Mitchell took the lead in his MPD Racing/ART Enterprises Maxim/Chrisco on the final lap from Brody Roa to score the win over Roa, Richard Vander Weerd, Marty Hawkins and Bernal. Roa led 28 of the first 29 laps, yielding only to Bernal on lap 14.

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach, Calif. captured Saturday night's 30-lap USAC West Coast/Western Classic Sprint race at Chowchilla (Calif.) Speedway, leading the final 25 laps in his Berry Pack/King Racing Products Spike/Chevy. He passed Austin Liggett on lap six and never looked back, beating Danny Faria Jr., Roa, Mitchell and Richard Vander Weerd to the checkered flag.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Matt Mitchell-659, 2-Markus Niemela-631, 3-Richard Vander Weerd-546, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-530, 5-Ryan Bernal-512, 6-Troy Rutherford-500, 7-Danny Faria Jr.-500, 8-Austin Liggett-490, 9-Nic Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-359, 2-Matt Mitchell-333, 3-Nic Faas-324, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-303, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-280, 6-Marty Hawkins-227, 7-Markus Niemela-211, 8-Austin Liggett-189, 9-Danny Faria Jr.-186, 10-D.J. Johnson-173.

 

 

PAVEMENT MIDGETS AT KALAMAZOO SATURDAY;

KYLE HAMILTON TAKES "BORDER BATTLE" AT MORRIS

This Saturday night's USAC Pavement Midget race at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway is part of a USAC "doubleheader" which also feature the USAC HPD Midgets.

Kyle O'Gara of Beech Grove, Ind. leads the series standings after two races, but his lead is tenuous, just one point over Kody Swanson.

Kyle Hamilton of Danville, Ind. won Saturday night's USAC/STARS "Border Battle" 50-lapper at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. He took the lead on lap 46 after leader Austin Prock spun in turn three, then led the final five laps in his Curtis Motor Sales/Domark Racing Spike/Esslinger. Billy Hulbert finished second ahead of Patrick Wilda Jr., Mario Clouser and Ryan Probst.

O'Gara started on the pole but was involved in a first-lap tangle and was unable to return to competition, while Swanson took 11th in the 50-lap contest.

2014 Honda USAC Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Kyle O'Gara-86, 2-Kody Swanson-85, 3-Tracy Hines-66, 4-Derek Bischak-57, 5-Nick Hamilton-52, 6-Michael Fanelli-48, 7-Bret Sanderson-45, 8-Austin Prock-42, 9-Bryan Nuckles-36, 10-Kevin Studley-33.

 

 

4-RACE "FREEDOM TOUR" STARTS AT LAWTON WEDNESDAY

The 2014 "Freedom Tour" unfolds this week, showcasing USAC's Southwest Sprint Car stars in four races in Oklahoma and Kansas.

Race one is Wednesday night at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway, while Thursday's race is at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. The final two races are Friday's event at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kans. and Saturday's finale at Dodge City (Kans.) Raceway Park.

All four races are considered "special events" and do not offer series points, so R.J. Johnson's 44-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. will not be affected.

Former USAC Southwest Sprint Car champ Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, N.M. won races last year at Wichita and Dodge City, while Danny Smith won at Sapulpa and Davis also won at Dodge City.

AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car point leader Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. has also indicated his participation in the tour and could be a force to reckon with.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-739, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-695, 3-Josh Pelkey-680, 4-Shon Deskins-607, 5-Matt Rossi-575, 6-Mike Martin-564, 7-Tye Mihocko-517, 8-Andy Reinbold-459, 9-Mike Colegrove-442. 10-Bruce St. James-436.

 

 

AUGUST 23 RACE NEXT FOR DMA MIDGETS;

LAST-LAP VICTORY FOR POINT LEADER PIERSON!

USAC DMA Midget point leader Adam Pierson is now six-for-eight this season after his latest victory, a last-lap thriller at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. He will take a comfortable 140-point over runner-up Josh Sunn into the next series race, August 23.

Pierson waited until the final lap to take the lead from Jeff Champagne and he wound up in victory lane Saturday night! Pierson's sixth victory of the season came after Champagne led the first 24 laps, and he finished second ahead of Dean Christensen, Scott Viets and Joe Krawiec.

Sunn, who is still seeking his first series win this year, finished sixth in Saturday night's race.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-729, 2-Josh Sunn-589, 3-Scott Viets-563, 4-Scott Holcomb-520, 5-Dean Christensen-459, 6-Ray Miller-449, 7-Mike Chaffee-446, 8-Joe Krawiec-444, 9-Tim Hodge-412, 10-Adam Whitney-406.

 

 

"CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" SATURDAY AT THE PAS

The USAC/CRA Sprint Car series resumes action this Saturday night at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway after a month-long hiatus.

Two-time defending series champion Damion Gardner sits atop the 2014 standings, 111-ahead of five-time champion Mike Spencer. Gardner's four Perris wins this season have extended his all-time Perris victory lead over Spencer to five (30-25).

Only Richard Vander Weerd and Matt Mitchell, who has spurted to the lead in USAC's West Coast Sprint series, have upset Gardner at the PAS in 2014.

Saturday night's race is "California Racers Hall of Fame Night," saluting the Golden State's rich racing history.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-714, 2-Mike Spencer-603, 3-Nic Faas-603, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-471, 5-Cody Williams-459, 6-Matt Mitchell-456, 7-Brody Roa-446, 8-Austin Williams-444, 9-Jake Swanson-404, 10-Cory Kruseman-381.

 

 

CALISTOGA'S "VERMEIL" NEXT FOR WESTERN MIDGETS;

GARDNER #1 IN PETALUMA 30-LAPPER

The Honda USAC Western Midget series resumes August 30-31 in the 7th Annual "Louie Vermeil Classic" at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway and defending Honda USAC Western Midget Champion Ronnie Gardner is "ready" after his latest victory last weekend.

Gardner, of Norco, Calif. won Saturday night's 50-lap race at Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway in his Six8 Motorsports/Baldozier Racing Stewart/Esslinger and now trails series point leader Trey Marcham by eight points entering the California "double."

Gardner trailed Scott Pierovich for the first four laps before taking the lead and leading the final 46 laps. Marcham finished second ahead of Taylor Simas, Sean Dodenhoff and Pierovich.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings: 1-Trey Marcham-388, 2-Ronnie Gardner-380, 3-Jarid Blondel-212, 4-Scott Pierovich-208, 5-Alex Schutte-204, 6-Shannon McQueen-203, 7-Chris Ennis-186, 8-Sean Dodenhoff-167, 9-Tyler Dolacki-155, 10-Ricky Shelton-147,

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Trey Marcham-388, 2-Ronnie Gardner-380, 3-Jarid Blondel-375, 4-Chad Nichols-325, 5-Alex Schutte-257, 6-Scott Pierovich-247, 7-Shannon McQueen-203, 8-Nick Chivello-201, 9-Chris Ennis-186, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-167.

 

 

FIKE SEEKS 3RD STRAIGHT "TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100" SATURDAY

Illinois driver A.J. Fike, of Galesburg, hopes to do something Saturday only one driver in the past 80 years has been able to do when the USAC Silver Crown Series returns to the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield for the "Tony Bettenhausen 100."

Fike has won the past two runnings of the race, which dates back to 1934. Only Chuck Gurney, between 1989 and 1991, was able to string together three consecutive victories in the storied race.

Last year Fike started from the pole, led the first seven miles, then wrestled the lead back from Chris Windom on the 93rd lap to secure the 100-lap win. Two years ago, Fike started fifth and ran down leader Levi Jones after 36 laps, then led the final 65 circuits for the victory.

So far this year Fike has three "top-10s" in four starts. He's 14th in the latest Silver Crown point standings.

Saturday's race is the seventh in this year's 10-race series and will prove pivotal in the title chase, with Kody Swanson holding a 45-point lead over Tracy Hines. Defending two-time champion Bobby East sits third in the standings, 54 points back of the leader with a maximum of 66 available Saturday.

Hines holds the one-lap track qualifying record of 122.846 mph established in 2006. He finished fourth at Springfield last year but joins Dave Darland, Russ Gamester and Fike as former winners expected to compete Saturday. Darland is a three-time winner (1997, 1999 and 2003), while Gamester was the 1998 winner.

Illinois drivers expected to compete Saturday in addition to Fike are Patrick Lawson of Edwardsville, Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Chris Windom of Canton, Jerry Bruce of Benton, Randy Bateman of Murphysboro, Shane Cockrum of Benton and Chris Urish of Elkhart.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-345, 2-Tracy Hines-300, 3-Bobby East-291, 4-Chris Windom-243, 5-Jacob Wilson-195, 6-Jerry Coons Jr.-177, 7-Tanner Swanson-165, 8-Bobby Santos-159, 9-Caleb Armtsrong-155, 10-David Byrne-147.

 

 

MIDGETS AT ANGELL PARK SUNDAY

Fresh from his spectacular "Belleville Midget Nationals" championship, Rico Abreu looks forward to Sunday night's Honda USAC National Midget race at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc.

Abreu's teammate, Christopher Bell, swept last month's "Pepsi Nationals" races at the Wisconsin oval, which is home to the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame, but it's been Abreu who has produced a stunning 2014 resume.

Only once in 12 starts has Abreu missed the podium! His Belleville triumph was his fourth of the season to go with three seconds and four thirds. His only miss was a fifth at Beloit, Kans.

The result has left Abreu holding a commanding 111-point lead in the National standings entering Sunday's race. Bell ranks third, 24 behind Hines.

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-788, 2-Tracy Hines-677, 3-Christopher Bell-653, 4-Bryan Clauson-621, 5-Zach Daum-549, 6-Chris Windom-538, 7-Tanner Thorson-500, 8-Michael Pickens-455, 9-Dave Darland-418, 10-Andrew Felker-332,

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

August 9, 2014 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jeff Champagne (#77 Champagne), 2. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney), 3. Jeff Horn (#1R Mossman), 4. Vincent Lucca (#11v Miller), 5. Axel Rose (#11R Miller), 6. Karl Fredrickson (#76x Champagne). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dean Christensen (#9 Miller), 2. Joe Krawiec (#6 Matczak), 3. Josh Sunn (#76 Manafort), 4. Mike Chaffee (#18c Chaffee), 5. Ray Miller (#1w Miller), 6. Lauryn Burd (#21 Burd). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Adam Pierson (#76M Manafort), 2. Scott Holcomb (#47 Myers/Miller), 3. Tim Hodge (#5 Hodge), 4. Tim Gallant (#33 Gallant), 5. Scott Viets (#2 Miller), 6. Dylan Duhaime (#57 Duhaime). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: 1. Dylan Rock (#49 Rock) and Adam Dion (#28 Dion).

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Adam Pierson, 2. Jeff Champagne, 3. Dean Christensen, 4. Scott Viets, 5. Joe Krawiec, 6, Josh Sunn, 7. Scott Holcomb, 8. Ray Miller, 9. Adam Whitney, 10. Tim Hodge, 11. Tim Gallant, 12. Mike Chaffee, 13. Dylan Duhaime, 14. Tom Thompson (#24 Thompson), 15, Alex Rose, 16. Karl Fredrickson, 17. Vince Lucca, 18. Jeff Horn, 19. Lauryn Burd, 20. Stan Otterman. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-24 Champagne, Lap 25 Pierson.

NEW USAC DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Pierson-729, 2-Sunn-589, 3-Viets-563, 4-Holcomb-520, 5-Christensen-459, 6-Miller-449, 7-Chaffee-446, 8-Krawiec-444, 9-Hodge-412, 10-Whitney-406.

NEXT USAC DMA MIDGET RACE: August 23 - Bradford, VT - Bear Ridge Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

August 9, 2014 - Banks, Oregon - Sunset Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dougie James, 29, James-14.693; 2. Chase Goetz, 91, Goetz-14.751; 3. Tristin Thomas, 9t, Thomas-14.810; 4. Michael Vollbrecht, 4, Vollbrecht-14.847; 5. Hannah Lindquist, 3h, Lindquist-14.932; 6. Garrett Thomas, 14, Thomas-14.981; 7. Lance Hallmark, 8h, Hallmark-15.027; 8. Lance Sargent, 2a, Angel-15.136; 9. Todd Hartman, 21, Hartman-15.243.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Lindquist, 2. Hallmark, 3. Hartman, 4. Sargent, 5. G.Thomas. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. T.Thomas, 2. Goetz, 3. James, 4. Vollbrecht. NT

DASH: (4 Laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Vollbrecht, 3. James, 4. Goetz. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Tristin Thomas, 2. Dougie James, 3. Lance Hallmark, 4. Garrett Thomas, 5. Michael Vollbrecht, 6. Lance Sargent, 7. Chase Goetz, 8. Todd Hartman, 9. Hannah Lindquist. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 T.Thomas.

NEW USAC WASHINGTON HPD MIDGET POINTS: 1-Goetz-625, 2-James-538, 3-G.Thomas-515, 4-Vollbrecht-480, 5-Lindquist-450, 6-Chance Crum-426, 7-T.Thomas-416, 8-Hartman-385, 9-Sargent-322, 10-Jeremy Miller-249.

NEXT USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:August 15-16 - Elma, WA - Grays Harbor Raceway

 

 

USAC WEST COAST/WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

 August 9, 2014 - Chowchilla, California - Chowchilla Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Nic Faas (#73X Ford), 2. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 3. Brody Roa (#91R BR), 4. Markus Niemela (#73 Ford), 5. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 6. Jim Richardson (#8 Richardson), 7. A.J. Bender (#12B Bender), 8. Connor Kassik (#26 Kassik), 9. Jeff Bothelo (#14X Bothelo). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 2. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 3. Danny Faria Jr. (#2 Bowman), 4. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 5. Jeff Sibley (#42N Sibley), 6. Max Adams (#5X Adams), 7. Trent Carter (#13 Carter), 8. Kolby Araki (#30K Araki). NT

DASH: (4 laps) 1. Araki, 2. Carter, 3. Kassik. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Nic Faas, 2. Danny Faria Jr., 3. Brody Roa, 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 7. Markus Niemela, 8. Max Adams, 9. Trent Carter, 10. Jeff Sibley, 11. A.J. Bender, 12. Jim Richardson, 13. Kolby Araki, 14. Ryan Bernal, 15. Austin Liggett, 16. Connor Kassik. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Liggett, Laps 6-30 Faas.

NEW WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS: 1-Mitchell-659, 2-Niemela-631, 3-R.Vander Weerd-546, 4-J.Vander Weerd-530, 5-Bernal-512, 6-Troy Rutherford-500, 7-Faria-500, 8-Liggett-490, 9-Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bernal-359, 2-Mitchell-333, 3-Faas-324, 4-R.Vander Weerd-303, 5-J.Vander Weerd-280, 6-Marty Hawkins-227, 7-Niemela-211, 8-Liggett-189, 9-Faria-186, 10-D.J. Johnson-173.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: September 27 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park

NEXT USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE: September 20 - Marysville (CA) Raceway Park

 

 

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS (co-sanctioned by BCRA):

August 9, 2014 - Petaluma, California - Petaluma Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-N/A, 2. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-N/A, 3. Taylor Simas, 62, Bock-N/A, 4. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-N/A, 5. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-N/A, 6. Cody Swanson, 71, Swanson-N/A, 7. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-N/A, 8. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-N/A, 9. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-N/A, 10. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-N/A, 11. Nick Chivello Jr., 27, Chivello-N/A, 12. Alex Schutte, 28, Schuute/McElwee-N/A, 13. Barry Pries Jr., 14, BRAP-N/A, 14. Rick Cook II, 7R, Cook-N/A, 15. Tyler Dolacki, 99, JK-N/A, 16. Chad Nichols, 17, Nichols-N/A, 17. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-N/A, 18. Britton Bock, 67, Bock-N/A, 19. Gary Conterno, 55, Conterno-N/A, 20. J.R. Williams, 74, Williams-N/A, 21. Floyd Alvis, 11F, Alvis-N/A, 22. Sparky Howard, 3, Howard-N/A, 23. Bill Lindsey, 8, Lindsey-N/A, 24. Michael Donaldson, 9, Donaldson-N/A, 25. Rick Holbrook, 46, Holbrook-N/A.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Dodenhoff, 3. Pierovich, 4. Pries, 5. Pankratz, 6. Alvis, 7. Holbrook. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Marcham, 2. Gard, 3. Swanson, 4. Cook, 5. Bock, 6. Howard. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chivello, 2. Simas, 3. Conterno, 4. Dolacki, 5. Lindsey, 6. McQueen. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Schutte, 2. Blondel, 3. Nichols, 4. Donaldson, 5. Williams, 6. Ennis. NT

FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Ronnie Gardner, 2. Trey Marcham, 3. Taylor Simas, 4. Sean Dodenhoff, 5. Scott Pierovich, 6. Cody Swanson, 7. Brian Gard, 8. Alex Schutte, 9. Randi Pankratz, 10. Rick Cook II, 11. Chad Nichols, 12. Nick Chivello Jr., 13. Sparky Howard, 14. Barry Pries Jr., 15. Tyler Dolacki, 16. Bill Lindsey, 17. Floyd Alvis, 18. J.R. Williams, 19. Rick Holbrook, 20. Shannon McQueen, 21. Britton Bock, 22. Chris Ennis, 23. Jarid Blondel, 24. Gary Conterno, 25. Michael Donaldson. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Pierovich, Laps 5-50 Gardner.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-Marcham-388, 2-Gardner-380, 3-Blondel-212, 4-Pierovich-208, 5-Schutte-204, 6-McQueen-203, 7-Ennis-186, 8-Dodenhoff-167, 9-Dolacki-155, 10-Ricky Shelton-147,

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Marcham-388, 2-Gardner-380, 3-Blondel-375, 4-Nichols-325, 5-Schutte-257, 6-Pierovich-247, 7-McQueen-203, 8-Chivello-201, 9-Ennis-186, 10-Dodenhoff-167.

NEXT HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE: August 30-31 - Calistoga (CA) Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

August 9, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-14.961; 2. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.027; 3. Tom Patterson, 9, Patterson-15.042; 4. Dylan Nobile, 40, Gerhardt-15.063; 5. Tommy McCarthy, 3, Love-15.127; 6. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-15.148; 7. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-15.228; 8. Joel Raybourne, 2U, Ram Bull-15.885; 9. Ashley Hazelton, 32a, Hazelton-16.463.

RESTRICTED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jesse James Burks, 69, Burks-15.719, 2. Cody Jessop, 51x, Jessop-15.892, 3. Joel Raybourne, 2U, Ram Bull-16.011.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Jessop, 2. Patterson, 3. McCartthy, 4. T.Breidinger. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Buckley, 2. Nobile, 3. A.Breidinger, 4. Raybourne, 5. Hazelton. NT

RESTRICTED HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Burks, 2. Jessop, 3. Raybourne. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Cody Jessop, 2. Dylan Nobile, 3. Annie Breidinger, 4. Tom Patterson, 5. Toni Breidinger, 6. Tommy McCarthy, 7. Joel Raybourne, 8. Shawn Buckley, 9. Ashley Hazelton. NT

RESTRICTED FEATURE: (15 Laps) 1. Cody Jessop, 2. Joel Raybourne, 3. Jesse James Burks. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Buckley, Laps 3-30 Jessop.

RESTRICTED FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-15 Jessop.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-732, 2-T.Breidinger-533, 3-Raybourne-444, 4-A.Breidinger-442, 5-Nobile-427, 6-Christine Breckenridge-426, 7-Jessop-393, 8-Patterson-339, 9-Jeff Kelley-259, 10-Hazelton-237.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-787, 2-T.Breidinger-533, 3-Jessop-450, 4-Raybourne-444, 5-A.Breidinger-442, 6-Nobile-427, 7-Christine Breckenridge-426, 8-Hazelton-422, 9-Patterson-339, 10-Jeff Kelley-259.

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Pavement):August 30 - Las Vegas (CA) Motor Speedway

 

 

USAC WEST COAST & WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

August 9, 2014 – Chowchilla, California – Chowchilla Raceway

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Nic Faas (#73X Ford), 2. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 3. Brody Roa (#91R BR), 4. Markus Niemela (#73 Ford), 5. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 6. Jim Richardson (#8 Richardson), 7. A.J. Bender (#12B Bender), 8. Connor Kassik (#26 Kassik), 9. Jeff Bothelo (#14X Bothelo). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 2. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 3. Danny Faria Jr. (#2 Bowman), 4. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 5. Jeff Sibley (#42N Sibley), 6. Max Adams (#5X Adams), 7. Trent Carter (#13 Carter), 8. Kolby Araki (#30K Araki). NT

DASH: (4 laps) 1. Araki, 2. Carter, 3. Kassik. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Nic Faas, 2. Danny Faria Jr., 3. Brody Roa, 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 7. Markus Niemela, 8. Max Adams, 9. Trent Carter, 10. Jeff Sibley, 11. A.J. Bender, 12. Jim Richardson, 13. Kolby Araki, 14. Ryan Bernal, 15. Austin Liggett, 16. Connor Kassik. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Liggett, Laps 6-30 Faas.

NEW WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS:

NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE: September 27 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park – “Brawl For It All” (Special Event)

NEXT WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE: September 20 – Marysville (CA) Raceway Park

 

 

HONDA USAC PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS (Co-sanctioned by STARS):

 August 9, 2014 - Morris, Illinois - Grundy County Speedway - "Border Battle"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kyle Hamilton, 33H, Hamilton-14.176; 2. Mario Clouser, 99c, Guess-14.388; 3. Austin Prock, 41, Prock-14.441; 4. Kyle O'Gara, 27, RW/Curb-Agajanian-14.482; 5. Tyler Trainor, 25, Trainor-14.498; 6. Billy Hulbert, 88, Hulbert-14.521; 7. Nick Hamilton, 32H, Hamilton-14.548; 8. Ryan Probst, 99p, Probst-14.588; 9. Kody Swanson, 3, RFMS-14.597; 10. Patrick Wilda, 33, Wilda-14.598; 11. Travis Young, 11Y, Young-14.598; 12. Tyler Baran, 11, Baran-14.680; 13. Nick Wagner, 32w, Wagner-14.752; 14. Kyle Kettman, 6k, Kettman-14.863; 15. Grant Galloway, 16G, Galloway-14.971; 16. Rich Corson, 15c, Corson-15.055; 17. Jack Cross, 17c, Griffith-15.540; 18. Terry Ahern, 6T6, Ahern-15.543; 19. Erica Ensor, 16, Ensor-15.597; 20. Nick Baran, 87, Baran-24.571; 21. Derek Bischak, 31, Bischak-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. N.Wagner, 2. Swanson, 3. Prock, 4. N.Hamilton, 5. K.Hamilton, 6. Young, 7. Trainor, 8. Galloway, 9. Ensor, 10. Cross, 11. Bischak. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. N.Baran, 2. O'Gara, 3. T.Baran, 4. Probst, 5. Hulbert, 6. Wilda, 7. Clouser, 8. Kettman, 9. Ahern, 10. Corson. NT

FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Kyle Hamilton, 2. Billy Hulbert, 3. Patrick Wilda, 4. Mario Clouser, 5. Ryan Probst, 6. Nick Hamilton, 7. Nick Baran, 8. Austin Prock, 9. Tyler Baran, 10. Tyler Trainor, 11. Kody Swanson, 12. Nick Wagner, 13. Kyle Kettman, 14. Grant Galloway, 15. Terry Ahern, 16. Travis Young, 17. Jack Cross, 18. Erica Ensor, 19. Kyle O'Gara, 20. Rich Corson. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 O'Gara, Lap 2-45 Prock, Laps 46-50 K.Hamilton.

NEW HONDA USAC PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS: 1-N.Hamilton-102, 2-Prock-91, 3-O'Gara-86, 4-Swanson-85, 5-K.Hamilton-70, 6-Tracy Hines-66, 7-Clouser-59, 8-Bischak-57, 9-Michael Fanelli-48, 10-Bret Sanderson-45.

NEXT HONDA USAC PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: August 16 - Kalamazoo (MI) Speedway

 

 

USAC WEST COAST & WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

August 8, 2014 – Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-12.832; 2. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-12.911; 3. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-13.057; 4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.116; 5. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-13.147; 6. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.155; 7. Nic Faas, 73X, Ford-13.167; 8. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-13.176; 9. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-13.186; 10. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-13.195; 11. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.237; 12. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-13.248; 13. Trevor Schmid, 2X, Schmid-13.399; 14. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-13.452; 15. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-13.482; 16. Tim DeCarlo Jr., 5, DeCarlo-13.497; 17. Kyler Shaw, 92, Shaw-13.668; 18. Bruce Douglass, 13, Davis-13.872; 19. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-13.939; 20. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-NT; 21. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-NT; 22. Eric Rossi, 17, Shanoian-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faas, 2. Bernal, 3. Mitchell, 4. Schmid, 5. DeCarlo, 6. Stone, 7. Sibley. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Faria, 3. Niemela, 4. Ky.Shaw, 5. Hurst, 6. Schmidt. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Liggett, 2. Hawkins, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Roa, 5. Ko.Shaw, 6. Douglass. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Matt Mitchell, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Marty Hawkins, 5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Nic Faas, 7. Austin Liggett, 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 9. Kyler Shaw, 10. Jeff Sibley, 11. Bruce Douglass, 12. Tyler Schmidt, 13. Trevor Schmid, 14. Markus Niemela, 15. Tim DeCarlo Jr., 16. Austin Stone, 17. Scott Hall, 18. Koen Shaw, 19. Landon Hurst, 20. Danny Faria Jr., 21. Kevin Barnes. NT

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**Hurst, DeCarlo, and Hall flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Roa, Lap 14 Bernal, Laps 15-29 Roa, Lap 30 Mitchell.

NEW WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS:

NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT WEST COAST & WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE: August 9 – Chowchilla (CA) Raceway

 

 

2ND ANNUAL USAC SOUTHWEST "FREEDOM TOUR" STARTS AUGUST 13TH

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – AUGUST 5, 2014... After rain washed away the “Rick Stewart Memorial” at Prescott Valley, the popular USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will travel to the heartland for the “2nd Annual Freedom Tour.” With each night paying $2,500-to-win, the non-point four-race mini-series will kickoff on Wednesday, August 13th, in Lawton, Oklahoma. Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Oklahoma will host the following night’s action as the tour will continue to Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas.

Last year, Rick Ziehl raced Gary Williams’ #41W Diamond Mechanical Maxim to victory at Wichita’s 81 Speedway and the “Freedom Tour” finale at Dodge City Raceway Park. Veteran Danny Smith claimed the opener at Creek County behind the wheel of his #5$ Same Day Auto Repair XXX and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. added Dodge City to his win list in the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries car.

The USAC SouthWest Sprints will make their debut at Lawton Speedway on Wednesday, August 13th. Located at 3501 South Sheridan Road in Lawton, Oklahoma, the semi-banked 1/4-mile oval regularly hosts Champ Sprints and is a featured stop for the ASCS Sooner Region Sprints. The Limited Modifieds will share the spotlight and for more details, visit www.lawtonspeedway.com or call 580.355.6417.

The following night, August 14th, the “Freedom Tour” will return to Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Located on the historic Route 66 at 18450 West Highway 66, the semi-banked 1/4-mile oval is also home to Champ Sprints, Micro Sprints, and special events with the ASCS Sooner Region. The Non-Winged Micro Sprints and Restricted Micro Sprints will join the action packed card. For more information, visit www.creekcountyspeedway.co or call 918.693.7223 (RACE).

On Friday, August 15th, 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas will host the third night of the "Freedom Tour." Located at 100 West 77th Street North, the 3/8-mile clay oval regularly features NCRA 360 Sprints, local 360 Sprints, and 305 Sprints. The Wix Filters / Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts “Harold Leep Memorial” will also showcase the Kansas Antique Racers. For more details, visit www.81speedway.org or call 316.755.1781.

For the second year in a row, Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas will showcase the finale of the “Freedom Tour” on Saturday, August 16th. Located at 11322 110 Road, the large 3/8-mile oval hosts URSS, NCRA, ASCS Sooner, and World of Outlaw Sprint Cars. The finale will also feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, and Thunder Cars. For more information, visit www.dodgecityraceway.com or call 620.225.3277.

With five wins in the campaign, defending champion R.J. Johnson leads the point chase over a talented roster of drivers. “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Josh Pelkey, Shon Deskins, Matt Rossi, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Tye Mihocko, Andy Reinbold, Mike Colegrove, and “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James round out the top-10 drivers. Davis, Pelkey, and Dave Darland are tied with three victories, while Brady Bacon, Colby Copeland, Deskins, Austin Liggett, and Richard Vander Weerd have claimed one feature win.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series would like to thank Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Hose Advantage Store, and the Racers Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). ----------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR “FREEDOM TOUR” WINS: 2-Rick Ziehl, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Danny Smith.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 16-R.J. Johnson, 9-Charles Davis Jr., 6-Bryan Clauson, 4-Josh Pelkey, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Rick Ziehl, 2-Mike Spencer, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Matt Rossi, 1-Danny Smith, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-739, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-695, 3. Josh Pelkey-680, 4. Shon Deskins-607, 5. Matt Rossi-575, 6. Mike Martin-564, 7. Tye Mihocko-517, 8. Andy Reinbold-459, 9. Mike Colegrove-442, 10. Bruce St. James-434, 11. Nick Aiuto-418, 12. Michael Curtis-403, 13. Josh Shipley-385, 14. Brian Hosford-337, --. Tom Ogle-337, 16. Stevie Sussex-271, 17. Mark Morin-245, 18. Mike Bonneau-242, 19. Chris Bonneau-225, 20. Dennis Gile-187.

 

 

PETALUMA HOSTS 50-LAP “3RD ANNUAL JOHN SOARES CLASSIC”

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – AUGUST 5, 2014... This Saturday, August 9th, the Honda USAC Western Midget Series will travel to Petaluma Speedway for the “3rd Annual Johnny Soares Classic.” Featuring a 50-lap main event with the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA), the Joe Hunt Magnetos vs. Pit Stop USA Wingless Spec Sprints, BCRA Midget Lites, and BCRA Vintage Midgets will share the card. The Pit Gates will open at noon, the Front Gates will open at 4:00pm, Time Trials at 6:30pm, and Racing at “The Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Oval in Northern California” will begin at 7:00pm.

NOTICE TO RACERS: Petaluma Speedway has a strict state mandated sound rule if the sound levels are broken, the racer will be disqualified and not allowed to compete. We recommend that racers use their quietest mufflers at Petaluma. Also, tarps are mandatory at Petaluma under all race cars in the pit area. The tarps must stick out at least one foot on each side.

Saturday’s race will be the 4th show in the history of the Honda USAC Western Midget Series at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds. Shane Golobic won the inaugural “Soares Classic” and Ronnie Gardner claimed last year’s event. Gardner also scored the 30-lap victory on June 15, 2003 and holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 14.200, set last October.

Heading to the “Soares Classic,” Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma sits atop the dirt series and is second in the overall points. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham set a new track record and took second in the Lemoore debut on July 26th. To date, last season’s Rookie of the Year has two feature wins, two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, one heat race victory, five top-10 finishes, and 29 feature laps led to his credit. Trey will have his sights on extending his point lead by adding a Petaluma feature win to his resume.

Norco’s Ronnie Gardner is second in the dirt points and sits third in the overall standings. Racing the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner earned his first victory of the year at Lemoore. Currently, the defending champion has two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, five top-10 finishes, and 37 feature laps led on the year. Ronnie will be looking to add a second “Soares Classic” to his win list and gain valuable championship points on Marcham.

Jarid Blondel of Orange ranks third in the dirt points and leads the combined dirt/pavement standings. Driving his #98 G&J Aircraft / Repair Service Edmunds, Blondel scored eleventh in the July 26th main event at Lemoore. With one hard charger award and six top-10 finishes to his credit, Jarid will have his sights on winning his first main event this Saturday night.

After placing thirteenth at Lemoore, Bakersfield’s Shannon McQueen has climbed to fourth in the dirt standings and is seventh in the overall series. Piloting the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil / Simpson Race Products Spike, the 2012 Champion has two top-10 finishes on the season. McQueen will be looking to claim the “Soares Classic” victory and add the winning trophy to her collection.

After earning his second hard charger award at Lemoore, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis of Bakersfield has moved to fifth in the dirt chase and eighth in the overall points. Racing the family owned #86 Sidewaze Designs / Young’s Commercial Trucking Spike, Ennis charged to eighth in the 30-lap feature after starting sixteenth. Currently, the 2011 Co-Rookie of the Year has one heat race victory and three top-10 finishes in the campaign. Chris will have his sights on a breakthrough victory at Petaluma Speedway.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Alex Schutte, Scott Pierovich, Ricky Shelton, Tyler Dolacki, Sean Dodenhoff, Chad Nichols, Terry Nichols, Nick Chivello, Barry Pries Jr., Randi Pankratz, Brian Gard, Danny Ebberts, and more.

Currently eleventh in USAC Western Dirt Midget points, Chad Nichols of Colma leads the BCRA Midget point chase. As of July 12th, Gary Conterno, Floyd Alvis, J.R. Williams, Nick Chivello, Darin Snider, Rick Holbrook, Bill Lindsey, Cody Gerhardt, and Sean Dodenhoff round out the top-10 drivers.

Petaluma Speedway is located on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California at 100 Fairgrounds Drive. Adult Tickets (64-12) are $18, Senior Tickets (65 and over) are $13, Junior Tickets (11-6) are $13, and Children (5 and under) are FREE. For more information, visit the track's website at www.petaluma-speedway.com or call 707.763.7223 (RACE).

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, and VanLare Steering Repair for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). ----------------------------------------------- PETALUMA HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET WINS: 2-Ronnie Gardner, 1-Shane Golobic.

HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1-Trey Marcham-323, 2-Ronnie Gardner-306, 3-Jarid Blondel-192, 4-Shannon McQueen-187, 5-Chris Ennis-167, 6-Alex Schutte-157, 7-Scott Pierovich-154, 8-Ricky Shelton-147, 9-Tyler Dolacki-127, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-109, 11-Chad Nichols-101, 12-Jake Swanson-97, 13-Terry Nichols-93, 14-Johnathon Henry-90, 15-Nick Chivello-62, 16-Terry Goodwin-53, 17-Troy Rutherford-50, --Steve Davis-50, 19. Barry Pries Jr.-27.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1-Jarid Blondel-355, 2-Trey Marcham-323, 3-Ronnie Gardner-306, 4-Chad Nichols-288, 5-Alex Schutte-210, 6-Scott Pierovich-193, 7-Shannon McQueen-187, 8-Chris Ennis-167, 9-Nick Chivello-164, 10-Ricky Shelton-147, 11-Jake Swanson-140, 12-Tyler Dolacki-127, 13-Darin Snider-116, 14-Sean Dodenhoff-109, 15-Terry Nichols-94, 16-Johnathon Henry-90, 17-Terry Goodwin-53, 18-Troy Rutherford-50, --Steve Davis-50, 20-Barry Pries Jr.-27.

BCRA MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: (July 12) 1-Chad Nichols-990, 2-Gary Conterno-904, 3-Floyd Alvis-882, 4-J.R. Williams-807, 5-Nick Chivello-626, 6-Darin Snider-616, 7-Rick Holbrook-581, 8-Bill Lindsey-474, 9-Cody Gerhardt-460, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-402, 11-Shannon McQueen-400.

 

 

USAC WEST COAST SPRINTS BATTLE AT WATSONVILLE & CHOWCHILLA

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – AUGUST 5, 2014... The cars and stars of the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series are set to battle the USAC Western Classic Sprints for two nights of action. This Friday, August 8th, the traditional sprints will invade John Prentice’s Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. The following night, both groups will make their debut at Jack Stanford’s Chowchilla Raceway.

NOTICE TO RACERS: Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway has a strict 90db at 100 feet state mandated sound rule and the Flowmaster “Suitcase” (Part 53545-USAC) is the track legal muffler. If the sound levels are broken, the racer will be disqualified and not allowed to compete. Per USAC West Coast and Western Classic rules, all fuel-injected 360s must run the Hoosier 105/16 Medium Right Rear Tire and all four corners must be Hoosier. Carbureted spec sprints (with starter) are welcome to compete and use their track legal Hoosier tires. Cockpit adjustable shocks are NOT allowed and engine restrictor rules are 1-7/8” with open heads and 2-3/16” with ASCS Spec legal cylinder heads. The weight rule is 1,475 lbs. with driver and one-way radios are mandatory. There is a $35 entry fee to all competitors. The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Rule Book can be found online at www.westcoastsprintcars.com and www.usacracing.com.

The special Friday show for the USAC West Coast and Western Classic Sprints will be the second race of the year at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. On May 16th, Ryan Bernal began his winning streak of five consecutive victories and Markus Niemela set a new qualifying track record of 12.979. Friday’s “Night at the races with the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation” will also showcase American Stocks, IMCA Modifieds, and IMCA Sport Mods. The Pit Gates will open at 1:00pm, Spectator Gates will open at 4:30pm, Drivers Meeting at 4:30pm, with Racing scheduled for 6:00pm.

Saturday’s debut at the Chowchilla Fairgrounds will mark the twelfth point race of the campaign. While new to both groups, the semi-banked 3/8-mile oval has hosted sprint cars in the past. Chowchilla Raceway has featured Bandits, SCRA 360s, Wingless Spec Sprints, winged 360s, winged 410s, and open competition shows. On Saturday, the popular Hobby Stocks will share the spotlight as Gates will open at 2:00pm with Racing scheduled for 7:00pm.

Heading to the doubleheader, Markus Niemela of Rauma, Finland has a twenty point advantage over the competition. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Niemela placed seventh on July 19th at Ventura Raceway. To date, the point leader has two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, one heat race victory, ten top-10 finishes, and 12 feature laps led to his credit. Last season’s USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year will be looking for first USAC West Coast victories at Watsonville and Chowchilla.

Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell is second in the USAC West Coast point standings. Racing his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell led the first sixteen laps at Ventura before taking ninth at the checkered flags. Entering the Watsonville-Chowchilla doubleheader, the USAC/CRA standout has three heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards and nine top-10 finishes on the year. Matt will have his sights on gaining valuable points on Niemela with Watsonville and Chowchilla victories.

Troy Rutherford of Ojai sits third in the chase for the championship. Switching to his #11 AAA Propane Service / Trench Shoring Spike, Rutherford charged to fourth at Ventura after starting ninth. Currently, the former VRA Champion has one feature win, one heat race victory, nine top-10 finishes, and 14 feature laps led in the campaign. At press time, Troy may skip the Watsonville-Chowchilla doubleheader due to family obligations.

Visalia’s Jace Vander Weerd ranks fourth in the West Coast point chase. The driver of the family owned #88 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim skipped the Ventura event to compete in USAC’s “Indiana Sprint Week.” The 2010 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has one feature win, two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led. Jace will be looking to add his name to the winner’s list at Watsonville and Chowchilla.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia is currently fifth the point standings. Like his twin brother Jace, the pilot of the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim missed Ventura to race in the Midwest for “Indiana Sprint Week.” To date, the 2011 Champion has one feature win, six heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, eight top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led. Richard will have his sights on adding both winning trophies to his collection.

Currently sixteenth in the standings, Springville’s Garrett Long leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Terra Bella’s Trent Carter, Robert Nuckles of Hanford, and Hanford’s Connor Kassik are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Ryan Bernal, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Austin Liggett, “Shifter” Landon Hurst, Kevin Barnes, Marty Hawkins, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Jeff Sibley, Matt Day, Austin Stone, T.J. Smith, Jonathan Logan, and more.

Currently sixth in West Coast points, Ryan Bernal of Hollister leads the USAC Western Classic point standings. Matt Mitchell, Nic Faas, Jace Vander Weerd, Richard Vander Weerd, D.J. Johnson, Marty Hawkins, “Shifter” Landon Hurst, “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign, and Markus Niemela round out the top-10 drivers. Other WCRS drivers expected to compete are Trevor Schmid, Scott Hall, Terry Schank Jr., Jim Richardson, “Wild” Billy Aton, and more.

Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California at 2601 E. Lake Avenue. Adult Tickets are $20, Senior Tickets (over 65) are $19, Kids Tickets (12-6) are $13, Children (5 and under) are FREE. For more information, visit the track's website at www.oceanspeedway.com or call 831.662.9466 (WINN).

Chowchilla Raceway is located at the Chowchilla Fairgrounds in Chowchilla, California at 1000 South 3rd Street. For more event information, visit the track’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ChowchillaRaceway.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). ----------------------------------------------- WATSONVILLE USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 1-Ryan Bernal.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1-Markus Niemela-548, 2-Matt Mitchell-528, 3-Troy Rutherford-500, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-436, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-423, 6-Ryan Bernal-421, 7-Danny Faria Jr.-412, 8-Austin Liggett-408, 9-Dennis Howell-399, 10-Nic Faas-342, 11-Landon Hurst-325, 12-Kevin Barnes-231, 13-Marty Hawkins-207, 14-Bud Kaeding-180, 15-Chris Ennis-154, 16-Garrett Long-153, 17-Michael Pickens-150, 18-Jeff Sibley-133, 19-Trent Carter-121, 20-Matt Day-115.

USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Ryan Bernal-268, 2. Matt Mitchell-202, 3. Nic Faas-201, 4. Jace Vander Weerd-186, 5. Richard Vander Weerd-180, 6. D.J. Johnson-173, 7. Marty Hawkins-165, 8. Landon Hurst-147, 9. Geoff Ensign-130, 10. Markus Niemela-128, 11. Trevor Schmid-118, 12. Scott Hall-116, 13. Austin Liggett-107, 14. Danny Faria Jr.-98, 15. Terry Schank Jr.-84, 16. Dennis Howell-82, 17. Troy Rutherford-77, 18. Bud Kaeding-58, 19. Jeff Sibley-51, 20. Austin Stone-43.

 

 

 

DMA MIDGETS RESUME SATURDAY AT BRADFORD

Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. continues to host the USAC DMA Midgets this Saturday with the eighth of 12 scheduled races for the series on tap at the quarter-mile dirt oval.

Hometown driver Adam Pierson appears to have the field covered so far, posting five wins and a pair of seconds in seven starts! His point lead has blossomed to a comfortable 123 points over runner-up Josh Sunn who has three second-places but is still seeking his first 2014 victory.

Scott Viets and Scott Holcomb have accounted for the other two victories so far and they are third and fourth in the latest standings.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-661, 2-Josh Sunn-538, 3-Scott Viets-508, 4-Scott Holcomb-471, 5-Mike Chaffee-412, 6-Ray Miller-406, 7-Dean Christensen-394, 8-Joe Krawiec-389, 9-Tim Hodge-371, 10-Adam Whitney-363.

 

 

HPDs AT BANKS & MADERA;

2 NEW YORK RAINOUTS, THOMAS, JAMES NAB WASHINGTON MAINS

USAC's Washington and Western HPD Midget series continue this week with races at Banks, Ore. and Madera, Calif. respectively. Chase Goetz sits atop the Washington points and Shawn Buckley is the Western Pavement leader entering this week's action.

Tristin Thomas of Burlington, Wash. won Saturday night's 20-lap USAC Washington HPD Midget race at Skagit Speedway in Alger. She led all 20 laps to beat Chase Goetz, Lance Sargent, Dougie James and Lance Hallmark.

Dougie James of Shoreline, Wash. won Friday night's 25-lap "special event" for the USAC Washington HPD Midgets at Deming Speedway. He passed Lance Sargent on lap 24 and led the final two laps for the victory, beating Chance Crum, Sargent, Lance Hallmark and Michael Vollbrecht to the checkered flag.

Rain and inclement weather forced cancellation of USAC Eastern HPD Midget races at Williamston and Oswego, New York over the weekend. The Eastern series resumes September 20 at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-1-Goetz-571, 2-James-469, 3-G.Thomas-459, 4-Chance Crum-426, 5-Vollbrecht-424, 6-Lindquist-404, 7-T.Thomas-344, 8-Hartman-340, 9-Sargent-272, 10-Jeremy Miller-249.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-680, 2-Toni Breidinger-480, 3-Christine Breckenridge-426, 4-Joel Raybourne-397, 5-Annie Breidinger-381, 6-Dylan Nobile-360, 7-Cody Jessop-319, 8-Tom Patterson-277, 9-Jeff Kelley-259, 10-Michael Fanelli-200.

 

 

FREEDOM TOUR UP NEXT - AUGUST 13-16;

WEATHER HALTS 2-NIGHT "RICK STEWART MEMORIAL"

The "Freedom Tour" is next up for the USAC Southwest Sprint cars after rains forced cancellation of last weekend's "Rick Stewart Memorial" events at Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway.

R.J. Johnson's point lead remains intact at 44 points over Charles Davis Jr. entering the four "Freedom Tour" races, which begin August 13 at Lawton (Okla.) Speedway.

The tour continues August 14 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., followed by races August 15 at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kans. and August 16 at Dodge City (Kans.) Raceway Park.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1- R.J. Johnson-739, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-695, 3-Josh Pelkey-680, 4-Shon Deskins-607, 5-Matt Rossi-575, 6-Mike Martin-564, 7-Tye Mihocko-517, 8-Andy Reinbold-459, 9-Mike Colegrove-442. 10-Bruce St. James-436.

 

 

ENTRIES EXPECTED TO EXCEED 30-CAR STARTING FIELD

FOR "TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100" AUGUST 16 AT SPRINGFIELD;

SWANSON TAKES BELLEVILLE'S "HUSTLE ON THE HIGH BANKS"

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. enters the August 16 "Tony Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield with a 45-point lead over Tracy Hines in the UAC Silver Crown Championship series following his third victory of the season, last Friday at Belleville, Kansas.

Swanson will lead a field of cars expected to eclipse the 30-car starting field. It could mark the largest Silver Crown field on dirt since the 2011 Hoosier Hundred in Indianapolis, Ind.

Friday's "Hustle on the High Banks" 50-lapper at the Belleville High Banks saw Swanson catch Chris Windom on lap 45 and he led the final six laps around the half-mile oval in the Radio Hospital Maxim/Hampshire. Windom led the first 45 laps but encountered problems and was relegated to a ninth-place finish.

Tracy Hines, the 2013 Belleville winner, finished second ahead of Christopher Bell, Bobby East and Dave Darland. Swanson was the fastest qualifier and the win was his third of the campaign.

At Springfield, Swanson will try to improve on his seventh-place finish a year ago. Windom finished second last year at Springfield behind Illinois' A.J. Fike.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-345, 2-Tracy Hines-300, 3-Bobby East-291, 4-Chris Windom-243, 5-Jacob Wilson-195, 6-Jerry Coons Jr.-177, 7-Tanner Swanson-165, 8-Bobby Santos-159, 9-Caleb Armtsrong-155, 10-David Byrne-147.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGETS AT PETALUMA SATURDAY

USAC's Honda Western Midget series returns to Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway Saturday night and drivers Trey Marcham and Jarid Blondel will be out to hang on to their respective point leads.

Marcham has a tenuous 17-point lead over defending Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Champ Ronnie Gardner, while Blondel's overall Western Midget lead stands at 32 points over Marcham.

Gardner scored victories in both 2012 races at Petaluma, so the point leaders' work will be cut out for them Saturday.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings: 1-Trey Marcham-323, 2-Ronnie Gardner-306, 3-Jarid Blondel-192, 4-Shannon McQueen-187, 5-Chris Ennis-167, 6-Alex Schutte-157, 7-Scott Pierovich-154, 8-Ricky Shelton-147, 9-Tyler Dolacki-127, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-109.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Jarid Blondel-355, 2-Trey Marcham-323, 3-Ronnie Gardner-306, 4-Chad Nichols-288, 5-Alex Schutte-210, 6-Scott Pierovich-193, 7-Shannon McQueen-187, 8-Chris Ennis-167, 9-Nick Chivello-164, 10-Ricky Shelton-147.

 

 

OCEAN, CHOWCHILLA HOST WEST COAST SPRINTS

Markus Niemela and Ryan Bernal will try to protect point leads in two USAC series which will combine for races this weekend at Watsonville and Chowchilla, Calif.

Niemela, the driver from Finland, has a 20-point lead over Matt Mitchell in the USAC West Coast Sprint cars entering the two races, while Bernal, of Hollister, Calif., is 66 points ahead of Mitchell in the USAC Western Classic Sprint tally.

Friday night's race is at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, while Saturday's is at Chowchilla Raceway. Bernal has been virtually unstoppable in both series this year, He swept five straight West Coast victories before Jake Swanson snapped his streak July 19 at Ventura, Calif. and he has also won the last three Classic features.

Saturday's race will mark the first USAC appearance at Chowchilla in 21 years. Rick Atkins was the last winner, in a 1993 TQ Midget feature.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-548, 2-Matt Mitchell-528, 3-Troy Rutherford-500, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-436, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-423, 6-Ryan Bernal-421, 7-Danny Faria Jr.-412, 8-Austin Liggett-408, 9-Dennis Howell-399, 10-Nic Faas-342.

2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-268, 2-Matt Mitchell-202, 3-Nic Faas-201, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-186, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-180, 6-D.J. Johnson-173, 7-Marty Hawkins-165, 8-Landon Hurst-147, 9-Geoff Ensign-130, 10-Markus Niemela-128.

 

 

MIDGETS GEAR UP FOR ANGELL PARK AUGUST 17;

ABREU WINS 37TH "BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS"

CLAUSON WINS "McDANIEL MEMORIAL," ZAUM TAKES BELLEVILLE PRELIM

Drivers Rico Abreu, Bryan Clauson and Zach Daum captured victories last week in Honda USAC National Midget action, leaving the diminutive Abreu holding a sizeable 111-point lead in the latest series standings entering an August 17 race at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc.

Abreu stole the major headline Saturday night as he swept to victory in the 37th "Belleville Midget Nationals" championship at the Belleville (Kansas) High Banks.

Abreu and his Toyota TRD Bullet/Speedway Toyota ran down Daum, of Pocahontas, Ill., on lap 14 of the 40-lap finale and proceeded to lead the rest of the way, despite challenges in the closing laps due to a restart. Daum, who had appeared dominant throughout the Belleville event, took the runner-up spot ahead of new track record holder Tracy Hines, defending winner Christopher Bell and Chris Windom.

Hines obliterated the one-lap Belleville record on Thursday night but settled for a fourth-place finish in that night's 25-lap prelim behind Daum, Abreu and Dave Darland, who led the opening seven laps before yielding to Daum, who wheeled the Daum Crop Insurance/Weld Wheels Eagle/Stanton Toyoya. Windom rounded out the "top-five" at the checkered flag. New track records were also established by Michael Pickens in the heat races and Daum in the main event.

Tuesday night's "Chad McDaniel Memorial" at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kansas was won by Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. in the Curb Records Spike/Esslinger. Daum was second ahead of Hines, Bell and Abreu.

Pickens led the first 11 laps at Beloit and Daum the next eight before Clauson took over for good.

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-788, 2-Tracy Hines-677, 3-Christopher Bell-653, 4-Bryan Clauson-621, 5-Zach Daum-549, 6-Chris Windom-538, 7-Tanner Thorson-500, 8-Michael Pickens-455, 9-Dave Darland-418, 10-Andrew Felker-332,

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

August 2, 2014 - Alger, Washington - Skagit Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Tristin Thomas (#9t Thomas), 2. Lance Sargent (#2a Sargent), 3. Michael Vollbrecht (#4 Vollbrecht), 4. Hannah Lindquist (#3h Lindquist), 5. Al Goldie (#73 Goldie). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Chase Goetz (#91 Goetz), 2. Lance Hallmark (#8h Hallmark), 3. Dougie James (#29 James), 4. Todd Hartman (#21 Hartman), 5. Garrett Thomas (#14 Thomas), 6. Kevin Kirkpatrick (#8 Kirkpatrick). NT

FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Tristin Thomas, 2. Chase Goetz, 3. Lance Sargent, 4. Dougie James, 5. Lance Hallmark, 6. Hannah Lindquist, 7. Michael Vollbrecht, 8. Todd Hartman, 9. Garrett Thomas, 10. Kevin Kirkpatrick, 11. Al Goldie. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 T.Thomas.

NEW USAC WASHINGTON HPD MIDGET POINTS: 1-Goetz-571, 2-James-469, 3-G.Thomas-459, 4-Chance Crum-426, 5-Vollbrecht-424, 6-Lindquist-404, 7-T.Thomas-344, 8-Hartman-340, 9-

NEXT USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:August 9 - Banks, OR - Sunset Speedway

 

 

HONDA USAC NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

August 2, 2014 - Belleville, Kansas - Belleville High Banks - 37th "Belleville Midget Nationals"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Zach Daum (#5D Daum), 2. Christoper Bell (#71 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Jerry Coons Jr. (#2 Lein), 4. Michael Pickens (#3F RFMS), 5. Stu Snyder (#2s Rhoten), 6. Jeff Stasa (#91 Stasa), 7. Tanner Thorson (#67 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian). 2:18.03

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Rico Abreu (#97 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 2. Bryan Clauson (#63 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Chris Windom (#3 RFMS), 4. Garrett Hood (#11H Hoods), 5. Don Droud Jr. (#44 Smith), 6. Johnny Murdock (#0 Murdock), 7. Tyler Dunkle (#0A Murdock). 2:19.95

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tracy Hines (#24 Parker), 2. Dave Darland (#17 RW/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Cody Brewer (#96 Central Motorsports), 4. Isaac Chapple (#52 Chapple), 5. Matt Johnson (#85 Johnson), 6. Ty Williams (#19 Stasa), 7. Robert Bell (#0z Murdock). 2:21.11

POLE DASH: (6 laps) 1. Daum, 2. Abreu, 3. Bell, 4. Hines, 5. Darland, 6. Clauson. 1:48.87

B DASH: (6 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Pickens, 3. Brewer, 4. Chapple, 5. Hood. 1:48.25

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Zach Daum, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Christoper Bell, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Michael Pickens, 10. Cody Brewer, 11. Stu Snyder, 12. Jeff Stasa, 13. Matt Johnson, 14. Isaac Chapple, 15. Garrett Hood, 16. Johnny Murdock, 17. Robert Bell, 18, Tyler Dunkle, 19. Don Droud Jr., 20. Ty Williams. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Daum, Laps 14-40 Abreu.

NEW HONDA NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-788, 2-Hines-677, 3-Bell-653, 4-Clauson-621, 5-Daum-549, 6-Windom-538, 7-Thorson-500, 8-Pickens-455, 9-Darland-418, 10-Andrew Felker-332,

NEXT HONDA NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET RACE: August 17 - Sun Prairie, WI - Angell Park Speedway

 

 

PAVEMENT MIDGETS HEAD FOR GRUNDY COUNTY SATURDAY;

4 SERIES RACES REMAIN ON 2014 CALENDAR

Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. leads the USAC Pavement Midget standings entering next Saturday night's event at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. The race is one of four remaining for the pavement Midgets in 2014.

Following Saturday's (Aug. 9) race, events are scheduled August 16 at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Motor Speedway, September 6 at Anderson (Ind.) Motor Speedway and the finale is September 13 at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway.

Hines captured the opening race in the 2014 series, the "Night Before the 500" classic at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. His point lead over Kyle O'Gara stands at five points, with Derek Bischak 10 points behind the leader.

2014 Honda USAC Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Tracy Hines-66, 2-Kyle O'Gara-61, 3-Derek Bischak-56, 4-Nick Hamilton-52, 5-Michael Fanelli-48, 6-Kody Swanson-47, 7-Bret Sanderson-45, 8-Austin Prock-42, 9-Bryan Nuckles-36, 10-Kevin Studley-33.

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS (Special Event - no points):

August 1, 2014 - Deming, Washington - Deming Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1, Chance Crum, 8, Crum-11.436; 2. Tristin Thomas, 9t, Thomas-11.471; 3. Al Goldie, 73, Goldie-11.484; 4. Lance Sargent, 2a, Sargent-11.532; 5. Lance Hallmark, 8h, Hallmark-11.596; 6. Dougie James, 29, James-11.745; 7. Michael Vollbrecht, 4, Vollbrecht-12.036; 8. Jeremiah Franklin, 77, Franklin-12.236.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Crum, 2. Hallmark, 3. Vollbrecht, 4. Goldie. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Sargent, 2. Thomas, 3. James, 4. Franklin. NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Dougie James, 2. Chance Crum, 3. Lance Sarhent, 4. Lance Hallmark, 5. Michael Vollbrecht, 6. Al Goldie, 7. Jeremiah Franklin, 8. Tristin Thomas. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-23 Sargent, Laps 24-25 James.

NEXT USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:August 2 - Alger, WA - Skagit Speedway

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE RESULTS:

August 1, 2014 - Belleville, Kansas - Belleville High Banks - "Hustle on the High Banks"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-17.221; 2. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-17.227; 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-17.283; 4. Christopher Bell, 99, RPM/Gormly-17.324; 5. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-17.370; 6. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-17.414; 7. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-17.772; 8. Chris Urish, 77, Urish-17.846; 9. C.J. Leary, 21, Team Six-R-18.149; 10. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-18.809; 11. Jake Simmons, 31, Simmons-19.277; 12. Grant Simpson, 96, Simpson-21.119; 13. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-NT; 14. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-NT; 15. Tim Barber, 28, Pierson-NT.

FEATURE: (50 Laps) 1. Kody Swanson, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Christopher Bell, 4. Bobby East, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Chris Urish, 8. Jacob Wilson, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Jake Simmons, 11. Caleb Armstrong, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Grant Simpson, 14. Davey Ray. 24:35.13

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-44 Windom, Lap 45-50 K.Swanson.

NEW USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1-K.Swanson-345, 2-Hines-300, 3-East-291, 4-Windom-243, 5-Wilson-195, 6-Coons-177, 7-Tanner Swanson-165, 8-Bobby Santos-159, 9-Armtsrong-155, 10-David Byrne-147.

NEXT USAC SILVER CROWN RACE: August 16 - Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fairgrounds - "Tony Bettenhausen 100"

 

 

HONDA USAC NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

July 31, 2014 - Belleville, Kansas - Belleville High Banks - 37th "Belleville Midget Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-16.803; 2. Bryan Clauson, 63, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.039; 3. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.229; 4. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-17.302; 5. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.314; 6. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.406; 7. Dave Darland, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-17.454; 8. Michael Pickens, 3F, RFMS-17.499; 9. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-17.537; 10. C.J. Johnson, 45, Martin-17.759; 11. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-17.799; 12. Jerry Coons Jr., 2, Lein-17.935; 13. Don Droud Jr., 44, Smith-18.062; 14. Chett Gehrke, 11c, Matteson-18.181; 15. Garrett Hood, 11H, Hoods-18.190; 16. Cody Brewer, 96, Central Motorsports-18.239; 17. Jeff Stasa, 91, Stasa-18.291; 18. Stu Snyder, 2s, Rhoten-18.307; 19. Matt Johnson, 85, Johnson-18.562; 20. Randy Boyer, 69, Boyer-NT; 21. Johnny Murdock, 0, Murdock-NT; 22. Joe Cleveland, 0A, Murdock-NT; 23. Robert Bell, 0z, Murdock-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Hines, 3. Daum, 4. Brewer, 5. C.J. Johnson, 6. Droud, 7. M.Johnson, 8. Cleveland. 2:28.33

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Pickens, 2. Clauson, 3. Abreu, 4. Windom, 5. Stasa, 6. Gehrke, 7. R.Bell. 2:19.14

THIRD HEAT : (8 laps) 1. C.Bell, 2. Coons, 3. Hood, 4. Chapple, 5. Snyder, 6. Thorson, 7. Murdock. 2:21.22

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Zach Daum, 2. Rico Abreu, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Michael Pickens, 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 8. Don Droud Jr., 9. Isaac Chapple, 10. Cody Brewer, 11. Garrett Hood, 12. Stu Snyder, 13. Jeff Stasa, 14. Bryan Clauson, 15. Robert Bell, 16. C.J. Johnson, 17. Matt Johnson, 18. Johnny Murdock, 19. Christopher Bell. 7:26.50

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Darland, Laps 8-25 Daum.

NEW HONDA NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-728, 2-Hines-623, 3-C.Bell-602, 4-Clauson-579, 5-Thorson-499, 6-Daum-492, 7-Windom-490, 8-Pickens-419, 9-Darland-373, 10-Andrew Felker-332.

NEXT HONDA NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET RACE: August 2 - Belleville (KS) High Banks - "Belleville Midget Nationals"

 

 

HONDA USAC NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

July 29, 2014 - Beloit, Kansas - Solomon Valley Raceway - "Chad McDaniel Memorial"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.520; 2. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-12.550; 3. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.593; 4. Bryan Clauson, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-12.626; 5. Michael Pickens, 3F, RFMS-12.686; 6. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-12.711; 7. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.866; 8. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-12.886; 9. Keith Rauch, 47, Mason-13.003; 10. C.J. Johnson, 45x, Johnson-13.088; 11. Bob Harr, 2, Halarr-13.131; 12. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-13.362; 13. Garett Hood, 11H, Two Hoods-13.397; 14. Cody Brewer, 96, Central-13.456; 15. Randy Boyer, 69, Boyer-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (10 laps) 1. Pickens, 2. Rauch, 3. Abreu, 4. Bell, 5. Thorson, 6. Harr, 7. Hood. NT

SECOND HEAT : (10 laps) 1. Daum, 2. Clauson, 3. Hines, 4. Windom, 5. Johnson, 6. Chapple, 7. Brewer. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Zach Daum, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Christopher Bell, 5. Rico Abreu, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Tanner Thorson, 8. Isaac Chapple, 9. Keith Rauch, 10. Michael Pickens, 11. Bob Harr, 12. C.J. Johnson, 13. Randy Boyer, 14. Cody Brewer, 15. Garett Hood. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 Pickens, Laps 12-19 Daum, Laps 20-30 Clauson.

NEW HONDA NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-663; 2-Bell-575; 3-Hines-559; 4-Clauson-542; 5-Thorson-495; 6-Windom-437; 7-Daum-423; 8-Pickens-366; 9-Andrew Felker-332; 10-Kevin Thomas, Jr.-317.

NEXT HONDA NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET RACE: July 31 - Belleville (KS) High Banks - "Belleville Midget Nationals"

 

 

RONNIE GARDNER WINS SHOOTOUT AT LEMOORE

By Lance Jennings

LEMOORE, CA – JULY 28, 2014... Retaking the lead from Trey Marcham on lap 25, Corona’s Ronnie Gardner claimed the Honda USAC Western Midget debut at Lemoore Raceway. Saturday’s $1,000 triumph was the defending champion’s his first victory of the campaign. Fast qualifier Marcham, Randi Pankratz, Heath Duinkerken, and Scott Pierovich followed Ronnie to the checkered flags.

Starting fourth in the main event, Ronnie Gardner led the first eighteen circuits in the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart. As Gardner had to contend with slower traffic, Marcham took advantage and grabbed the top spot. With the laps counting down at a torrid pace and changing track conditions on the 1/5-mile oval, Gardner stayed within striking distance. On lap twenty-five, Ronnie shot to the lead after a Marcham miscue and sailed to the 30-lap feature win.

For Gardner, the Lemoore victory was his tenth career series win, placing him in a tie for fifteenth overall with Johnny Cofer, Jerry Coons Jr., Dave Darland, Cory Kruseman, and Ron Shuman. Earlier in the program, Ronnie qualified fourth out of the seventeen racers in the pit area and ran second to Heath Duinkerken in his heat race. Heading to Petaluma on August 9th, the defending champion is third in the overall points and second in the dirt series with two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, five top-10 finishes, and 37 feature laps led.

Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma had to settle for second in the 30-lap main event. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham set a new track record, earned the VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Award, and placed third in his heat race. Last season’s Rookie of the Year leads the dirt series and ranks second in the overall points with two feature wins, two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, one heat race victory, five top-10 finishes, and 29 feature laps led to his credit.

After starting on the outside of the front row, Atascadero’s Randi Pankratz scored third at Lemoore Raceway. Driving the Wally Pankratz owned #8 HASA Pool Products / Trench Shoring Edmunds, Randi qualified seventh overall and ran second to Jake Hagopian in her heat race. The veteran driver will head to Petaluma with one heat race victory and two top-10 finishes on the season.

In his second start in Steve Watt’s #81 Duinkerken Farms / Christian Stover Foundation Stealth, Heath Duinkerken of Laton scored fourth at Lemoore. Adapting quickly to the 1/5-mile oval, Duinkerken was second fast in time trials and won the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. At press time, Heath was earned two top-10 finishes in the campaign.

Alamo’s Scott Pierovich charged to fifth at Lemoore after starting tenth. Racing the family owned #35 Mid-Coast Trans / Good Guys Spike, Pierovich qualified fourteenth overall and placed fourth in his heat race. Currently, the veteran driver is seventh in the dirt chase and sixth in the overall points with one VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Award, one heat race victory, and two top-10 finishes.

“The Wild Child” Chris Ennis of Bakersfield earned his second Competition Suspension Inc. “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with an eighth place run from sixteenth. Racing the family owned #86 Sidewaze Designs / Young’s Commercial Trucking Spike, Ennis was sixteenth quick in time trials and scored eighth in his heat race. To date, the 2011 Co-Rookie of the Year is eighth in the overall points and fifth in the dirt series with three top-10 finishes in 2014.

Fresno’s Jake Hagopian raced to victory in the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Making his first midget start behind the wheel of Mike Sala’s #19 Sala Construction / Weldway Inc. Spike, Hagopian qualified ninth overall and claimed sixth in the 30-lap main event.

On Saturday, August 9th, the Honda USAC Western Midgets will travel to Rick Faeth’s Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, California. Located on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, the “3rd Annual John Soares Classic” is co-sanctioned with the BCRA Midgets and will also feature the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints, and BCRA Midget Lites. For more information, visit www.petaluma-speedway.com or call 707.763.RACE (7223).

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, and VanLare Steering Repair for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). -------------------------------------------------------------- HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS: July 26, 2014 - Lemoore, California - Lemoore Raceway

VANLARE STEERING REPAIR TIME TRIALS: 1. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-13.231 (New Track Record); 2. Heath Duinkerken, 81, Watt-13.361; 3. Austin Stone, 6, Denome-13.489; 4. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-13.546; 5. Danny Ebberts, 5, Van Dyne-13.563; 6. Chad Nichols, 17, Nichols-13.621; 7. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-13.725; 8. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.758; 9. Jake Hagopian, 19, Sala-13.862; 10. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-13.961; 11. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-13.966; 12. Ricky Shelton, 71, Full Circle-13.994; 13. Barry Pries Jr., 14, BRAP-14.082; 14. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-14.115; 15. Tyler Dolacki, 99, JK-14.213; 16. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-14.365; 17. Terry Nichols, 45, Nichols-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Jake Hagopian, 2. Randi Pankratz, 3. Trey Marcham, 4. Brian Gard, 5. Danny Ebberts, 6. Austin Stone, 7. Tyler Dolacki, 8. Terry Nichols, 9. Barry Pries Jr.. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Heath Duinkerken, 2. Ronnie Gardner, 3. Shannon McQueen, 4. Scott Pierovich, 5. Ricky Shelton, 6. Jarid Blondel, 7. Chad Nichols, 8. Chris Ennis. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ronnie Gardner (4th), 2. Trey Marcham (6th), 3. Randi Pankratz (2nd), 4. Heath Duinkerken (5th), 5. Scott Pierovich (10th), 6. Jake Hagopian (7th), 7. Ricky Shelton (9th), 8. Chris Ennis (16th), 9. Danny Ebberts (3rd), 10. Austin Stone (11th), 11. Jarid Blondel (13th), 12. Chad Nichols (12th), 13. Shannon McQueen (1st), 14. Barry Pries Jr. (14th), 15. Terry Nichols (17th), 16. Brian Gard (8th), 17. Tyler Dolacki (15th). NT ---------------------------- *Terry Nichols flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Ronnie Gardner, Laps 19-24 Trey Marcham, Laps 25-30 Ronnie Gardner. COMPETITION SUSPENION INC. HARD CHARGER: Chris Ennis (16th to 8th)

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-Trey Marcham-323, 2-Ronnie Gardner-306, 3-Jarid Blondel-192, 4-Shannon McQueen-187, 5-Chris Ennis-167, 6-Alex Schutte-157, 7-Scott Pierovich-154, 8-Ricky Shelton-147, 9-Tyler Dolacki-127, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-109.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Jarid Blondel-355, 2-Trey Marcham-323, 3-Ronnie Gardner-306, 4-Chad Nichols-288, 5-Alex Schutte-210, 6-Scott Pierovich-193, 7-Shannon McQueen-187, 8-Chris Ennis-167, 9-Nick Chivello-164, 10-Ricky Shelton-147.

 

 

R.J. JOHNSON ADDS CANYON’S “SUMMER SLAM” TO WIN LIST

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – JULY 28, 2014... Taking the lead from Matt Rossi on lap 29, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix added Canyon Speedway Park’s “3rd Annual Summer Slam” to his resume. Johnson’s $1,500 victory was his fifth USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph and third consecutive “home track” win of the season. Rossi, Shon Deskins, Josh Shipley, and “The Magic Man” Mike Martin followed Johnson to the checkered flags.

Piloting the Bill Michaels owned #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson claimed his series leading sixteenth main event win after starting third. Johnson won the program’s first 10-lap heat race and placed fourth in passing points. The defending champion left Canyon with a 44-point advantage with seven heat race victories, one hard charger award, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 91 feature laps led to his credit.

Leading twenty-eight laps, Phoenix’s Matt Rossi had to settle for second at Canyon Speedway Park. Racing the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi took third in his heat race and was seated fifth in passing points. The veteran driver will head to Prescott Valley’s “Rick Stewart Memorial” ranked fifth in the standings with two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and ten top-10 finishes on the season.

After starting on the pole position, Shon Deskins of Phoenix claimed third in the “Summer Slam.” Driving his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis machine, Deskins ran fourth in his heat race and placed sixth in passing points. The veteran driver left his “home track” seated fourth in the point chase with one feature win, four heat race victories, twelve top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the year.

Peoria’s Josh Shipley earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a fourth place run from seventh. Piloting Bob Bishop’s #2 RSS Industries / AME Electrical RSS, Shipley took sixth in his heat race and was seated eighth in passing points. Last season’s Challenge Cup Sprint Champion is thirteenth in the standings with two hard charger awards, six top-10 finishes, and six feature laps led in the campaign.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma scored fifth in the 30-lap feature. Racing his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin ran second to Bruce St. James in his heat race and was placed third in the nightly passing points. The former Hall of Fame Classic winner is currently sixth in points with five heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, eleven top-10 finishes, and one feature lap led.

Phoenix’s “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James raced to victory in the night’s second 10-lap heat race. Driving his #7K Woodland Auto Display / Weld Racing Maxim, St. James was second in passing points and claimed sixth in the “Summer Slam.” At press time, the veteran driver left Canyon ranked tenth in the point standings with two heat race victories, one hard charger award, and three top-10 finishes on the season.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will be back for two nights of action starting this Friday, August 1st at Prescott Valley Speedway. Located at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds in Prescott Valley, the “Rick Stewart Memorial” will also feature Mini Sprints, Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, and Vintage Cars. Advance tickets are on sale and for more information, visit www.pvraceway.com or call 928.925.9858.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 26, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - "Summer Slam"

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 7. Dustin Burkhart (#22 Burkhart), 8. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Mark Morin (#28 Morin), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 8. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber). NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Dennis Gile (#13 Gile)

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. R.J. Johnson (3rd), 2. Matt Rossi (2nd), 3. Shon Deskins (1st), 4. Josh Shipley (7th), 5. Mike Martin (4th), 6. Bruce St. James (5th), 7. Josh Pelkey (10th), 8. Tom Ogle (8th), 9. Nick Aiuto (9th), 10. Charles Davis Jr. (6th), 11. Mark Morin (13th), 12. Dustin Burkhart (11th), 13. Michael Curtis (12th), 14. Andy Reinbold (14th), 15. Tye Mihocko (15th), 16. Brian Hosford (16th). NT ---------------------------- **Charles Davis Jr. flipped on lap 17 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-28 Matt Rossi, Laps 29-30 R.J. Johnson. HARD CHARGER: Josh Shipley (7th to 4th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-739, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-695, 3. Josh Pelkey-680, 4. Shon Deskins-607, 5. Matt Rossi-575, 6. Mike Martin-564, 7. Tye Mihocko-517, 8. Andy Reinbold-459, 9. Mike Colegrove-442, 10. Bruce St. James-434, 11. Nick Aiuto-418, 12. Michael Curtis-403, 13. Josh Shipley-385, 14. Brian Hosford-337, --. Tom Ogle-337, 16. Stevie Sussex-271, 17. Mark Morin-245, 18. Mike Bonneau-242, 19. Chris Bonneau-225, 20. Dennis Gile-187.

 

 

DMA MIDGETS RESUME AT BRADFORD AUGUST 9;

PIERSON GRABS "DOUBLE POINTS" RACE AT BEAR RIDGE

Adam Pierson will take a 123-point lead over Josh Sunn into the August 9 USAC DMA Midget race in Bradford, Vt. after winning Saturday night's bid "double-points" race.

Pierson led the final 16 laps of the 30-lap race at Bear Ridge Speedway after passing Vince Lucca on lap 15. Lucca led the first 14 laps. Sunn took second ahead of Dean Christensen, Anthony Nocella and Scott Viets.

Viets retains third in the latest standings after his "top-5" finish Saturday.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-661, 4-Josh Sunn-538, 2-Scott Viets-508, 3-Scott Holcomb-471, 5-Mike Chaffee-412, 6-Ray Miller-406, 7-Dean Christensen-394, 8-Joe Krawiec-389, 9-Tim Hodge-371, 10-Adam Whitney-363.

 

 

NEW YORK & WASHINGTON ON TAP FOR HPD MIDGETS;

HUNTER, CORRIHER SPLIT ACE EASTERN WINS

USAC's HPD Midget Series continue with races this week in New York and Washington state. Friday's races are at Williamson, N.Y. (Eastern) and Deming, Wash. (Washington), while Saturday's races are at Oswego, N.Y. (Eastern) and Alger, Wash. (Washington.

Scott Hunter leads the eastern series to Friday's race at Spencer Speedway and Saturday's race at Oswego Speedway. Chase Goetz sits atop the Washington series entering Friday's "special event-non-points" race at Deming Speedway and Saturday's race at Skagit Speedway.

Eastern leader Hunter and Tyler Corriher each snagged 30-lap feature victories at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. Friday night. Hunter, of Wald Lake, Mich., passed Nolan Allison on lap two and led the last 29 laps of the first 30-lapper to beat Blaine Leydig, Corriher, Allison and Matt Lundstrom. In the 30-lap nightcap, Corriher, of China Grove, N.C., led all 30 laps to beat Lundstrom, Leydig, Hunter and Allison. Hunter was also the fastest qualifier.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-626, 2-Calvin Carroll-523, 3-Tyler Corriher-483, 4-Nikki Carroll-444, 5-Chris Lamb-416, 6-Blaine Leydig-409, 7-Matt Lundstrom-280, 8-Jessica Bean-241, 9-Nolan Allison-195, 10-Fletcher Wulff-177.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-506, 2-Chance Crum-426, 3-Garrett Thomas-419, 4-Dougie James-412, 5-Michael Vollbrecht-376, 6-Hannah Lindquist-354, 7-Todd Hartman-296, 8-Tristin Thomas-276, 9-Jeremy Miller-249, 10-Ariel Biggs-239.

 

 

BELLEVILLE'S 2ND "HUSTLE ON THE HIGH BANKS" FRIDAY;

100TH SILVER CROWN WINNER BYRNE GETS LAST-LAP JD BYRIDER WIN

The second annual "Hustle on the High Banks" is on tap for the USAC Silver Crown Championship Series Friday night at the famed "Belleville High Banks" in Kansas. Tracy Hines is the defending race champion on the half-mile dirt oval which hosts this week's "Belleville Midget Nationals." The Silver Crown cars practice Thursday and race Friday, with a 50-lap main event.

Hines enters the race 39 points behind Kody Swanson after a disappointing finish last Thursday night in the J.D. Byrider "Rich Vogler Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. Hines was involved in a tangle on lap 17 although his 19th-place finish kept him in the runner-up point slot.

Defending two-time series champion Bobby East now sits third in the standings, just three point behind Hines going into Belleville. East, who was eighth at Indianapolis, is trying to become the first driver to earn three consecutive series titles.

David Byrne of Shullsburg, Wisc. stunned the series with his victory at Indianapolis last Thursday. He passed Ryan Newman for second on lap 91 and caught leader Tanner Swanson (Newman's teammate) on the last lap for the victory. Bryne, driving the Truck Country Shullsburg/Bytec, Inc. Beast/Chevy, became the 100th different winner in the 44-year history of USAC's Silver Crown series.

Fast qualifier Tanner Swanson, who had hoped for a third consecutive Indianapolis victory, ended up second ahead of brother Kody Swanson, Newman and Bobby Santos.

Former USAC Silver Crown champion Ken Schrader started 12th and finished 10th in the 100-lap race.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-282, 2-Tracy Hines-243, 3-Bobby East-240, 4-Chris Windom-204, 5-Tanner Swanson-165, 6-Bobby Santos-159, 7-Jacob Wilson-156, 8-David Byrne-147, 9-Jarett Andretti-139, 10-Jerry Coons Jr.-132.

 

 

PETALUMA NEXT FOR WESTERN MIDGETS AUGUST 9;

GARDNER GRABS 30-LAPPER AT LEMOORE

Trey Marcham (Dirt) and Jarid Blondel (Overall) will lead the Honda USAC Western Midgets to their next appearance, August 9, in the "John Soares Classic" at Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway. Marcham has a 17-point lead over Gardner in the dirt standings, while Blondel's lead in the overall points is 32 over Marcham.

Gardner, of Norco, Calif., found his way back to victory lane Saturday night, winning the 30-lap Honda USAC Western Midget race at Lemoore (Calif.) Raceway. The defending USAC Western Midget king wheeled his Six8 Motorsports/Baldozier Racing Stewart/Esslinger to the win, leading all but six laps to beat Marcham, Randi Pankratz, Heath Duinkerken and Scott Pierovich.

Marcham, the fastest qualifier, led laps 19-24 before Gardner led the last six.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings: 1-Trey Marcham-323, 2-Ronnie Gardner-306, 3-Jarid Blondel-192, 4-Shannon McQueen-187, 5-Chris Ennis-167, 6-Alex Schutte-157, 7-Scott Pierovich-154, 8-Ricky Shelton-147, 9-Tyler Dolacki-127, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-109.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Jarid Blondel-355, 2-Trey Marcham-323, 3-Ronnie Gardner-306, 4-Chad Nichols-288, 5-Alex Schutte-210, 6-Scott Pierovich-193, 7-Shannon McQueen-187, 8-Chris Ennis-167, 9-Nick Chivello-164, 10-Ricky Shelton-147.

 

 

FRIDAY-SATURDAY PRESCOTT VALLEY SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACES;

JOHNSON SCORES 16TH ARIZONA WIN IN CANYON'S "SUMMER SLAM"

R.J. Johnson's USAC Southwest Sprint Car point lead now stands at 144 points over Charles Davis Jr. after Johnson won Saturday night's "Summer Slam" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. He'll take that lead to back-to-back races this weekend (Friday and Saturday) at Prescott Valley Raceway in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Davis won at Prescott Valley in June and Shon Deskins was the winner in USAC's debut there in May.

Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz., extended his all-time USAC Arizona victory lead with his 16th career win Saturday night at Canyon. He trailed Matt Rossi for 28 laps, then led the final two in his Michaels entry to grab the "Summer Slam" triumph.

Rossi took second ahead of Deskins, Josh Shipley and Mike Martin. Second-ranking series driver Davis escaped injury in a feature flip.

Valuable points will be up for grabs at Prescott Valley, with the two events offering a maximum total of 148.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-739, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-695, 3-Josh Pelkey-680, 4-Shon Deskins-607, 5-Matt Rossi-575, 6-Mike Martin-564, 7-Tye Michocko-517, 8-Andy Reinbold-459, 9-Mike Colegrove-442, 10-Bruce St. James-434.

 

 

ABREU LEADS MIDGETS TO BELOIT & BELLEVILLE

Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. has been nothing short of spectacular so far in the Honda USAC National Midget Series this year!

Abreu will try to keep his streak of "podium" finishes intact in three events this week in Kansas. The "Chad McDaniel Memorial" is Tuesday night at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, while the "Belleville Midget Nationals" unfolds July 31-August 2, with Midget races Thursday and Saturday. The USAC Silver Crown cars compete at Belleville Friday.

Abreu's record in nine races so far is simply amazing, with three wins, two seconds and three thirds! Last year he was second at Beloit and had a first and a second at Belleville!

Abreu's team, the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian team, swept Belleville in 2013, teammates Christopher Bell and Tanner Thorson taking first and third respectively in the Belleville finale. They all return this year with sights set on a repeat at the North Central Kansas Free Fair's half-mile dirt oval.

Top challengers in the Kansas events are expected to be three-time Belleville champ Jerry Coons Jr., two-time Belleville champ and 2014 Chili Bowl winner Bryan Clauson, two-time Belleville king Dave Darland, Tracy Hines, teammates Chris Windom and New Zealander Michael Pickens, Zach Daum and Andrew Felker.

Abreu enters the Kansas swing with a whopping 96-point lead over Bell, but with over 200 points available in the three races, the standings could change.

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-609; 2-Christopher Bell-513; 3-Tracy Hines-494; 4-Bryan Clauson-472; 5-Tanner Thorson-445; 6-Chris Windom-387; 7-Zach Daum-357; 8-Andrew Felker-332; 9-Michael Pickens-323; 10-Kevin Thomas-317.

 

 

MAIN STREET ROUNDABOUT GROUNDBREAKING IN SPEEDWAY TODAY

The much-anticipated "Main Street Roundabout" became reality this morning during official groundbreaking near the main entrance to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Ind.

Industry and civic leaders on hand for the groundbreaking included Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles and USAC President Kevin Miller.

"We are indeed fortunate to have this spectacular community project at out doorstep, "says Miller. "USAC's headquarters will occupy an important segment of the surroundings and as time progresses we have grandiose plans for a destination motorsports complex to serve the nation's race fans as they experience the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its environs."

The roundabout is expected to be completed in late-November, according to construction engineers and community planners. It will link the existing Crawfordsville Road to the northwest with Main Street to the south and 16th Street to the west, while Georgetown Road, which parallels the IMS front stretch, will stretch to just north of the roundabout but will not have access.

The roundabout, which planners say is expected to significantly reduce traffic incidents in the area, will enhance the already-expanding Main Street experience, which has fostered commercial expansion including motorsports business, restaurants and other amenities.

"We are truly excited to be at the focal point of this project," added Miller. "We look forward to the future opportunities this presents for not only us but the entire community of Speedway."

 

 

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS:

July 26, 2014 - Lemoore, California - Lemoore Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-13.231; 2. Heath Duinkerken, 81, Watt-13.361; 3. Austin Stone, 6, Denome-13.489; 4. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-13.546; 5. Danny Ebberts, 5, Van Dyne-13.563; 6. Chad Nichols, 17, Nichols-13.621; 7. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-13.725; 8. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.758; 9. Jake Hagopian, 19, Sala-13.862; 10. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-13.961; 11. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-13.966; 12. Ricky Shelton, 71, Full Circle-13.994; 13. Barry Pries Jr., 14, BRAP-14.082; 14. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-14.115; 15. Tyler Dolacki, 99, JK-14.213; 16. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-14.365; 17. Terry Nichols, 45, Nichols-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hagopian, 2. Pankratz, 3. Marcham, 4. Gard, 5. Ebberts, 6. Stone, 7. Dolacki, 8. T.Nichols, 9. Pries. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Duinkerken, 2. Gardner, 3. McQueen, 4. Pierovich, 5. Shelton, 6. Blondel, 7. C.Nichols, 8. Ennis. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ronnie Gardner, 2. Trey Marcham, 3. Randi Pankratz, 4. Heath Duinkerken, 5. Scott Pierovich, 6. Jake Hagopian, 7. Ricky Shelton, 8. Chris Ennis, 9. Danny Ebberts, 10. Austin Stone, 11. Jarid Blondel, 12. Chad Nichols, 13. Shannon McQueen, 14. Barry Pries Jr., 15. Terry Nichols, 16. Brian Gard, 17. Tyler Dolacki. NT

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*T.Nichols flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Gardner, Laps 19-24 Marcham, Laps 25-30 Gardner.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-Marcham-323, 2-Gardner-306, 3-Blondel-192, 4-McQueen-187, 5-Ennis-167, 6-Alex Schutte-157, 7-Pierovich-154, 8-Shelton-147, 9-Dolacki-127, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-109.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Blondel-355, 2-Marcham-323, 3-Gardner-306, 4-Nichols-288, 5-Alex Schutte-210, 6-Pierovich-193, 7-McQueen-187, 8-Ennis-167, 9-Nick Chivello-164, 10-Shelton-147.

NEXT HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE: August 9 - Petaluma (CA) Speedway - "John Soares Classic"

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

July 26, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Summer Slam”

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 7. Dustin Burkhart (#22 Burkhart), 8. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Mark Morin (#28 Morin), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 8. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber). NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Dennis Gile (#13 Gile)

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Matt Rossi, 3. Shon Deskins, 4. Josh Shipley, 5. Mike Martin, 6. Bruce St. James, 7. Josh Pelkey, 8. Tom Ogle, 9. Nick Aiuto, 10. Charles Davis Jr., 11. Mark Morin, 12. Dustin Burkhart, 13. Michael Curtis, 14. Andy Reinbold, 15. Tye Mihocko, 16. Brian Hosford. NT

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**Davis flipped on lap 17 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-28 Rossi, Laps 29-30 Johnson.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: August 1 – Prescott Valley, Arizona – Prescott Valley Speedway – “Rick Stewart Memorial”

 

 

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS:

 July 26, 2014 – Lemoore, California – Lemoore Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-13.231; 2. Heath Duinkerken, 81, Watt-13.361; 3. Austin Stone, 6, Denome-13.489; 4. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-13.546; 5. Danny Ebberts, 5, Van Dyne-13.563; 6. Chad Nichols, 17, Nichols-13.621; 7. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-13.725; 8. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.758; 9. Jake Hagopian, 19, Sala-13.862; 10. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-13.961; 11. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-13.966; 12. Ricky Shelton, 71, Full Circle-13.994; 13. Barry Pries Jr., 14, Pries-14.082; 14. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-14.115; 15. Tyler Dolacki, 99, Hokanson-14.213; 16. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-14.365; 17. Terry Nichols, 45, Nichols-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hagopian, 2. Pankratz, 3. Marcham, 4. Gard, 5. Ebberts, 6. Stone, 7. Dolacki, 8. T.Nichols, 9. Pries. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Duinkerken, 2. Gardner, 3. McQueen, 4. Pierovich, 5. Shelton, 6. Blondel, 7. C.Nichols, 8. Ennis. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ronnie Gardner, 2. Trey Marcham, 3. Randi Pankratz, 4. Heath Duinkerken, 5. Scott Pierovich, 6. Jake Hagopian, 7. Ricky Shelton, 8. Chris Ennis, 9. Danny Ebberts, 10. Austin Stone, 11. Jarid Blondel, 12. Chad Nichols, 13. Shannon McQueen, 14. Barry Pries Jr., 15. Terry Nichols, 16. Brian Gard, 17. Tyler Dolacki. NT

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*T.Nichols flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Gardner, Laps 19-24 Marcham, Laps 25-30 Gardner.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1.

NEXT USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE: August 9 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, CA – “John Soares Classic”

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

July 25, 2014 - Altamahaw, North Carolina - Ace Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-15.778; 2. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-15.826; 3. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-15.852; 4. Blaine Leydig, 21, Leydig-15.867; 5. Matt Lundstrom, 5, Lundstrom-16.948; 6. Nikki Carroll, 5c, Carroll-15.985; 7. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-16.096; 8. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-16.473.

FIRST FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Scott Hunter, 2. Blaine Leydig, 3. Tyler Corriher, 4. Nolan Allison, 5. Matt Lundstrom, 6. Calvin Carroll, 7. Nikki Carroll, 8. Jake Nelke. NT

SECOND FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Tyler Corriher, 2. Matt Lundstrom, 3. Blaine Leydig, 4. Scott Hunter, 5. Nolan Allison, 6. Nikki Carroll, 7. Calvin Carroll. NT

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FIRST FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Allison, Laps 2-30 Hunter.

SECOND FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Corriher.

NEW HPD EASTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Hunter-626, 2-C.Carroll-523, 3-Corriher-483, 4-N.Carroll-444, 5-Chris Lamb-416, 6-Leydig-409, 7-Lundstrom-280, 8-Jessica Bean-241, 9-Allison-195, 10-Fletcher Wulff-177.

NEXT HPD EASTERN MIDGET RACE:August 1 - Williamson, NY - Spencer Speedway

 

 

BELOIT, BELLEVILLE GEARING UP FOR USAC RACES

The Sunflower State will reverberate with the sounds of race cars next week as USAC participants head for Kansas for four nights of racing.

It starts with Tuesday night's (July 29) "Chad McDaniel Memorial" Honda USAC National Midget race at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit. Two nights later the North Central Kansas Free Fair welcomes USAC to open the 37th Annual "Belleville Midget Nationals." As in 2013, the USAC Silver Crown Championship Cars share the billing with the Honda National Midgets in the three-night extravaganza at the half-mile high banked dirt oval.

Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla. returns to defend both his "Chad McDaniel Memorial" and "Belleville Midget Nationals" Midget titles, while Tracy Hines won last year's inaugural Silver Crown "Hustle on the High Banks" at Belleville.

The Belleville activity starts with Thursday night's opening Midget races, topped by a 25-lap feature. On Friday the Silver Crown cars take over and conclude with a big 50-lap main event. Saturday is "Championship Night" for the Midgets, who will compete in a 40-lap finale.

The Beloit event salutes the memory of the late Kansas driver, Chad McDaniel, who lost his life in a 2009 racing accident at Knoxville, Iowa. Belleville salutes the rich high-banks history which saw the "Midget Nationals" debut in 1978.

Former "Belleville Midget Nationals" champions expected to compete this year are Bell, Jerry Coons Jr. (2005, 2007 and 2012), Bryan Clauson (2009-2010) and Dave Darland (1999 and 2002). Coons will try to become the first driver to win a fourth "Belleville Midget Nationals."

Friday night's racing also includes the Jayhusker "mini-sprints" on the track's smaller oval, while 305 Sprint racing also accompanies Saturday night's events.

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Presented by TRAXXAS) RACE RESULTS:

July 24, 2014 - Brownsburg, Indiana - Lucas Oil Raceway @ Indianapolis - "J.D. Byrider 100" - "Rich Vogler Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tanner Swanson, 11, Bowman-21.088; 2. Ryan Newman, 2, Bowman-21.142; 3. Bobby Santos, 98, RPM/Gormly-21.161; 4. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-21.165; 5. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-21.188; 6. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-21.214; 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-21.396; 8. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-21.399; 9. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-21.453; 10. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-21.470; 11. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-21.504; 12. Ken Schrader, 10k, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-21.540; 13. Kyle O'Gara, 27, RW-21.587; 14. Jarett Andretti, 4, Andretti-21.592; 15. C.J. Leary, 35, Ferns-21.785; 16. Cale Thomas, 92, Thomas-21.789; 17. Ryan Litt, 21, Team Six-R-22.021; 18. Davey Hamilton Jr., 60, Hamilton-22.083; 19. John Heydenreich, 90, Bank-22.096; 20. Chris Phillips, 99, RPM/Gormly-22.163; 21. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-22.186; 22. Davey Ray, 125, Sachs-22.480; 23. Jarid Blondel, 981, Blondel-23.769; 24. Patrick Lawson, 102, Lawson-24.054; 25. John Hunt, 81, Williams-NT.

FEATURE: (100 laps) 1. David Byrne, 2. Tanner Swanson, 3. Kody Swanson, 4. Ryan Newman, 5. Bobby Santos, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Jacob Wilson, 8. Bobby East, 9. Jarett Andretti, 10. Ken Schrader, 11. Davey Hamilton Jr., 12. Chris Phillips, 13. Jerry Coons Jr., 14. Davey Ray, 15. Patrick Lawson, 16. Kyle O'Gara, 17. Caleb Armstrong, 18. Cale Thomas, 19. Tracy Hines, 20. C.J. Leary, 21. Ryan Litt, 22. John Heydenreich, 23. A.J. Fike, 24. Jarid Blondel. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-99 T.Swanson, Lap 100 Byrne.

NEW SILVER CROWN SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1-K.Swanson-282, 2-Hines-243, 3-East-240, 4-Windom-204, 5-T.Swanson-165, 6-Santos-159, 7-Wilson-156, 8-Byrne-147, 9-Andretti-139, 10-Coons-132.

NEXT SILVER CROWN RACE: August 1 - Belleville (KS) High Banks - "Hustle on the High Banks"

 

 

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGETS DEBUT AT LEMOORE SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – JULY 23, 2014... This Saturday, July 26th, the popular Honda USAC Western Midgets will make their series debut at Lemoore Raceway. Promoted by Kyle Evans, the action packed card will also showcase four classes of Micro Sprints (Junior, Non-Wing, Restricted, and Super 600s). Racer Sign-Ins are at 2:00pm, the Drivers Meeting is scheduled for 4:30pm, Spectator Gates will open at 4:30pm. Time Trials at 5:30pm, and Racing starts at 6:30pm.

To date, Trey Marcham leads all drivers with two victories in the campaign. On July 5th at Santa Maria, Richard Vander Weerd became the 164th driver to earn a USAC Western Midget triumph. One week later, Michael Snider won the 100-lap “Gerhardt Classic” on the Madera pavement. In addition, Cody Gerhardt, R.J. Johnson, and Darrin Snider have also scored main event wins. History will be made this Saturday as a talented roster of drivers will be looking to add the 1/5-mile oval to their win list.

Heading to the Lemoore debut, Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma sits atop the dirt series and ranks third in the overall points. Driving Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham ran seventh at Santa Maria’s “Party at the Coast.” Currently, last season’s Rookie of the Year has two feature wins, one fast time award, one heat race victory, four top-10 finishes, and 24 feature laps led to his credit. Trey will have his sights on continuing his championship bid with a victory at Lemoore Raceway.

Norco’s Ronnie Gardner is second in the dirt series and fourth in the overall point chase. Piloting the Six8 Motorsports #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner charged to second from thirteenth at Santa Maria. To date, the defending champion has two fast time awards, four top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led on the season. Ronnie will be looking for his 10th series victory and gaining valuable points on Marcham.

Jarid Blondel of Orange ranks third in the dirt points and is the overall series point leader. Racing his #98 G&J Aircraft / Repair Service Edmunds, Blondel was the Hard Charger at Santa Maria by placing eighth in the main event after starting twentieth. At press time, the young driver has six top-10 finishes and will have his sights on winning his first main event this Saturday.

Redding’s Alex Schutte sits fourth in the dirt points and fifth in the overall series. Driving the Schutte/McElwee #28 Aircraft Electrical Components / Ontario West Spike, Schutte did not compete in Santa Maria’s “Doug Fort Memorial.” Heading to Lemoore, the 2010 Champion has three top-10 finishes in the campaign. Alex will be looking for his 3rd Western Midget victory and claiming the $1,000 payday.

After running third at Santa Maria, Shannon McQueen of Tehachapi has climbed to fifth in the dirt standings and seventh in the overall series. Piloting the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil / Simpson Race Products Spike, the 2012 Champion has two top-10 finishes on the season. McQueen will have her sights on claiming her second USAC Midget victory on Saturday.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Sean Dodenhoff, Tyler Dolacki, Scott Pierovich, Ricky Shelton, Jake Swanson, Johnathon Henry, Terry Nichols, Chad Nichols, Nick Chivello, Barry Pries Jr., Heath Duinkerken, and more.

Lemoore Raceway is located almost one-mile south of Highway 198 at 1750 Highway 41 (at the corner of Highway 41 and Idaho Avenue) in Lemoore, California. For more ticket and event information, visit the track’s website at www.lemooreraceway.com or call 559.924.2536.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products, and Rugged Radios for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). ----------------------------------------------- HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Trey Marcham-254, 2. Ronnie Gardner-236, 3. Jarid Blondel-158, 4. Alex Schutte-157, 5. Shannon McQueen-154, 6. Chris Ennis-127, 7. Sean Dodenhoff-109, 8. Tyler Dolacki-106, 9. Scott Pierovich-101, --. Ricky Shelton-101, 11. Jake Swanson-97, 12. Johnathon Henry-90, 13. Terry Nichols-69, --. Chad Nichols-69, 15. Nick Chivello-62, 16. Terry Goodwin-53, 17. Troy Rutherford-50, ---. Steve Davis-50, 19. Barry Pries Jr.-1.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1. Jarid Blondel-321, 2. Chad Nichols-256, 3-Trey Marcham-254, 4. Ronnie Gardner-236, 5. Alex Schutte-210, 6. Nick Chivello-164, 7. Shannon McQueen-154, 8. Jake Swanson-140, -. Scott Pierovich-140, 10. Chris Ennis-127, 11. Darin Snider-116, 12. Sean Dodenhoff-109, 13. Tyler Dolacki-106, 14. Ricky Shelton-101, 15. Johnathon Henry-90, 16. Terry Nichols-70, 17. Terry Goodwin-53, 18. Troy Rutherford-50, ---. Steve Davis-50, 20. Barry Pries Jr.-1.

 

 

JAKE SWANSON WINS THRILLER AT VENTURA

By Lance Jennings

VENTURA, CA – JULY 20, 2014... In his first start with the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, Anaheim’s Jake Swanson won Saturday’s 30-lap feature at Ventura Raceway. Co-sanctioned with the VRA Sprints, Swanson took the lead from Michael Pickens on lap 25 and streaked to the $1,500 triumph. Ryan Bernal, Pickens, Troy Rutherford, and “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. followed Jake to the checkered flags.

Looking for his first series win, front row starter Matt Mitchell grabbed the top spot and led the first sixteen laps. Taking advantage of a Mitchell miscue on a restart, Michael Pickens assumed command and had his sights on running away from the field. With intense three-wide racing close behind the leader, Pickens began to struggle with a right rear tire that was losing air pressure. Charging from sixth, Swanson entered the fray by running the cushion and gaining momentum on the leader. After a bobble by Pickens, Swanson took over on lap twenty-five and sailed to victory at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

Piloting Tom & Laurie Sertich’s #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror / Ram-Bull Racing Buckley, Jake Swanson became the 32nd driver to claim a USAC West Coast feature win. Using the non-qualifying / passing point format, Jake ran second in his heat race after starting sixth. This placed the former USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year as the night’s high point driver out of the twenty-six racers in the pit area. From there, Swanson had a night to remember and took home the winning trophy.

Battling up front all race long, Ryan Bernal of Hollister had to settle for second and watch the end of his five-race win streak. Driving Keith Ford’s #73X Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Bernal won the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 and was ranked sixth in the night’s passing points. Heading to Watsonville on August 8th, Ryan has climbed to sixth in the point chase with five feature wins, three Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, three heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 100 feature laps led.

After leading eight laps of the main event, Auckland, New Zealand’s Michael Pickens took third at Ventura Raceway. Racing Steve Watt’s #81 JD Machine Tech / AAA Propane Service Maxim, Pickens won the Saldana Racing Products / Weld Racing Heat #3 and was seated third in passing points. In limited starts, the six-time New Zealand Midget Champion is seventeenth in points with one heat race victory and two top-10 finishes to his credit.

Troy Rutherford of Ojai charged to fourth in Ventura’s 30-lap feature after starting ninth. Piloting his new #11 AAA Propane Service / Trench Shoring Spike, Rutherford scored fourth in his heat race and placed ninth in passing points. The former VRA Champion left his home track ranked third in the standings with one feature win, one heat race victory, nine top-10 finishes, and 14 feature laps led on the year.

Tipton’s “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. scored fifth in the USAC-VRA “clash” after starting thirteenth. Driving Junior Bowman’s #2 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / DeBoer & Sons Trucking Spike, Faria took fifth in his heat race and was seated thirteenth in passing points. The defending champion left Ventura ranked seventh in the point chase with two heat race victories, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, and six top-10 finishes on the season.

Jimmy “Neutron” Crawford of Ventura earned his first Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a sixth place run from fifteenth. Racing his #51 Twister-X / Steve Gresham Racing Engines XXX, Crawford scored fifth in his heat race and placed fifteenth in passing points. In limited starts, the former VRA Champion is twenty-sixth in the standings with two heat race victories and one top-10 finish in the campaign.

Making his first start in Steve Watt’s #81M Kings River Commodities / Steve Watt Enterprises Maxim, Riverdale’s “Shifter” Landon Hurst won the Deist Safety Heat Race #2. Hurst was second in the program’s passing points and scored nineteenth in the feature after an early exit. Currently eleventh in points, last season’s Rookie of the Year has three heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and four top-10 finishes to his credit.

VRA point leader Kyle Smith of Moorpark raced to victory in the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main. Piloting the family owned #55X California RV Service / Roy’s Towing Maxim, Smith claimed seventh in his heat race, ranked nineteenth in passing points, and ran eleventh in the feature after starting seventeenth.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series would like to thank Berry Pack, Mitchell Properties, All Coast Construction, and Maxwell Industries for sponsoring Saturday’s race at Ventura Raceway.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will return to action on Friday, August 8th, at John Prentice's Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California. Located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, the co-sanctioned show with the USAC Western Classic Sprint Cars will also feature the winged 360 Sprint Cars presented by Taco Bravo, American Stocks, IMCA Modifieds, and IMCA Sport Mods. For more information, visit www.oceanspeedway.com or call 831.622.WINN (9466).

The following night, August 9th, the both groups will battle at Chowchilla Speedway. Located on the Chowchilla Fairgrounds in Chowchilla, California, more details on the event will be released soon.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series. For more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com. ----------------------------------------------- USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 19, 2014 - Ventura, California - Ventura Raceway (Co-Sanctioned with VRA)

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (10 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal (#73X Ford), 2. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 3. Markus Niemela (#73 Ford), 4. Luke Boles (#56A Boles), 5. Danny Faria Jr., (#2 Bowman), 6. Rick Hendrix (#15 Hendrix), 7. Kyle Smith (#55X Smith), 8. Kevin Barnes (#36B Barnes), 9. Tony Everhart (#55 Everhart). NT

DEIST SAFETY HEAT RACE 2: (10 laps) 1. Landon Hurst (#81M Watt), 2. Brandon Thomson (#19F Thomson), 3. Bill Jones (#16J Jones), 4. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 5. Tom Hendricks (#14 Hendricks), 6. Cody Majors (#54 Majors), 7. Garrett Long (#38 Long), 8. Kyle Edwards (#39 Edwards), 9. Jeremy Ellertson (#98 Ellertson). NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / WELD RACING HEAT RACE 3: (10 laps) 1. Michael Pickens (#81 Watt), 2. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 3. Brian Camarillo (#12 Dale), 4. Troy Rutherford (#11 Rutherford), 5. Jimmy Crawford (#51 Crawford), 6. Shelden DeBlauw (#45 DeBlauw), 7. George Morris (#3K Kruseman). 8. Trent Carter (#13 Carter). NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Kyle Smith, 2. Rick Hendrix, 3. Cody Majors, 4. Kevin Barnes, 5. George Morris, 6. Tony Everhart, 7. Garrett Long, 8. Kyle Edwards, 9. Trent Carter. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Jake Swanson (6th), 2. Ryan Bernal (1st), 3. Michael Pickens (4th), 4. Troy Rutherford (9th), 5. Danny Faria Jr. (13th), 6. Jimmy Crawford (15th), 7. Markus Niemela (7th), 8. Brian Camarillo (12th), 9. Matt Mitchell (2nd), 10. Austin Liggett (8th), 11. Kyle Smith (17th), 12. Rick Hendrix (18th), 13. Tom Hendricks (10th), 14. George Morris (21st), 15. Kevin Barnes (20th), 16. Cody Majors (19th), 17. Tony Everhart (22nd), 18. Bill Jones (11th), 19. Landon Hurst (5th), 20. Brandon Thomson (3rd), 21. Luke Boles (14th), 22. Shelden DeBlauw (16th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Matt Mitchell, Laps 17-24 Michael Pickens, Laps 25-30 Jake Swanson. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Jimmy Crawford (15th to 6th)

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1-Markus Niemela-548, 2-Matt Mitchell-528, 3-Troy Rutherford-500, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-436, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-423, 6-Ryan Bernal-421, 7-Danny Faria Jr.-412, 8-Austin Liggett-408, 9-Dennis Howell-399, 10-Nic Faas-342, 11-Landon Hurst-325, 12-Kevin Barnes-231, 13-Marty Hawkins-207, 14-Bud Kaeding-180, 15-Chris Ennis-154, 16-Garrett Long-153, 17-Michael Pickens-150, 18-Jeff Sibley-133, 19-Trent Carter-121, 20-Matt Day-115.

 

 

RYAN NEWMAN JOINS "J.D. BYRIDER" LIST THURSDAY

Ryan Newman has joined the list of entered drivers for Thursday night's "J.D. Byrider" Rich Vogler Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

Newman, USAC's 1999 Silver Crown series champion, returns to the series for the first time since his 2011 appearance at LOR in which he finished eighth. He will pilot one of two entries for car owner Bowman Racing of Brownsburg, Ind. and will team with Tanner Swanson, the winner of USAC's last two Silver Crown races at the .686-mile paved oval.

In 2010 Newman qualified for a front-row berth at LOR and led the opening lap but retired after 58 laps due to handling problems. His USAC career at the track includes five victories in Midgets (1997-1999) and one in the Silver Crown machines (1999). He was the 1999 series champion and three years earlier had been named the series "Rookie of the Year."

The "J.D. Byrider 100" this year salutes the career of the late Rich Vogler, who amassed more USAC victories than any driver in history Thursday's 100-lap race is the fifth in the 2014 Silver Crown series presented by TRAXXAS. Tanner Swanson (LOR) and Bobby Santos (Madison, Ill.) have earned pavement Silver crown victories so far this year.

 

 

CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK HOSTS “3RD ANNUAL SUMMER SLAM”

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – JULY 21, 2014... This Saturday, July 26th, the traditional USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will return to Peoria’s Canyon Speedway Park for the “3rd Annual Summer Slam.” Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, the action packed card will also showcase IMCA Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Pure Stocks, and Dwarf Cars. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm.

Saturday’s event will be the twelfth of seventeen “home track” races at the fast 1/3-mile facility. While “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. has won the two previous “Summer Slams,” R.J. Johnson leads all USAC SouthWest drivers with 15 career wins and 8 victories at Canyon Speedway Park.

Entering the “Summer Slam,” R.J. Johnson of Phoenix holds a nineteen point advantage over the competition. Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson claimed fifth at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway on July 12th. To date, the defending champion has four main event wins, six heat race victories, one hard charger award, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 89 feature laps led on the season. R.J. will be looking to extend his point lead by adding the “Summer Slam” to his win list.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. is second in the championship points. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis led twenty-three laps at Queen Creek before taking third at the checkered flags. Currently, the five-time state champion has three main event wins, ten heat race victories, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led to his credit. “Chargin” Charles will have his sights on his tenth series triumph and gaining valuable points on Johnson.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria ranks third in the USAC SouthWest point standings. Piloting Robbie and Gaye Allen’s 12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey won the 30-lap main event at Arizona Speedway. To date, the 1997 ASCA Champion has three feature wins, three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led on the year. Josh will be looking for his fourth series victory and the $1,500 payday at Canyon Speedway Park.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins sits fourth in the SouthWest point chase. Racing his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins rebounded from a tangle to score twelfth at Queen Creek. Heading to Canyon, the veteran racer has one feature win, four heat race victories, eleven top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the season. Shon will have his sights on claiming his second SouthWest win and moving up the point standings.

After running seventh at Arizona Speedway, Matt Rossi of Phoenix has climbed to fifth in the point standings. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi has two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and nine top-10 finishes in 2014. Matt will be looking to score the $1,500 victory and add the winning trophy to his collection.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Mike Colegrove, Andy Reinbold, Nick Aiuto, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Michael Curtis, Josh Shipley, Brian Hosford, Tom Ogle, Stevie Sussex, Mike Bonneau, Chris Bonneau, Mark Morin, Dennis Gile, and more.

Canyon Speedway Park is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway in Peoria, Arizona. To get to the track, take Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. Adult Tickets are $15 with $2 discounts available for Seniors, Military, and Students. Kids Tickets (7-12) are $6 and Children (6 and under) are FREE. VIP passes are available for $20 and advance tickets are on sale now. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.7223 (RACE).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). ----------------------------------------------- SUMMER SLAM WINNERS: 2012-Charles Davis Jr., 2013-Charles Davis Jr.

CANYON USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT WINS: 8-R.J. Johnson, 5-Bryan Clauson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 2-Josh Pelkey, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-668, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-649, 3. Josh Pelkey-635, 4. Shon Deskins-547, 5. Matt Rossi-510, 6. Mike Martin-505, 6. Tye Mihocko-492, 8. Mike Colegrove-442, 9. Andy Reinbold-429, 10. Nick Aiuto-378, 11. Bruce St. James-376, 12. Michael Curtis-375, 13. Josh Shipley-331, 14. Brian Hosford-315, 15. Tom Ogle-294, 16. Stevie Sussex-271, 17. Mike Bonneau-242, 18. Chris Bonneau-225, 19. Mark Morin-209, 20. Dennis Gile-187.

 

 

PIERSON CONTINUES DMA TITLE PURSUIT SATURDAY

Adam Pierson's performance in this year's USAC DMA Midget series has been phenomenal. He has four wins and a pair of seconds in just six starts so far!

That has resulted in a 111-point lead over Josh Sunn in the standings going into this Saturday night's race at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt.

Sunn has scored "top-10" finishes in all six races, topped by a pair of seconds and a fourth. Scott Viets, the most recent winner, stands third in the points, 121 back of the leader.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-525, 2-Josh Sunn-414, 3-Scott Viets-404, 4-Scott Holcomb-401, 5-Joe Krawiec-375, 6-Mike Chaffee-328, 7-Ray Miller-328, 8-Tim Gallant-290, 9-Adam Whitney-285, 10-Tim Hodge-283.

 

 

ACE SPEEDWAY HOSTS HPD MIDGETS FRIDAY

Eastern HPD Midgets return to Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. Friday night and Scott Hunter continues to lead the standings, 53 points ahead of Calvin Carroll.

Saturday night's originally-scheduled HPD USAC Midget race at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway has been cancelled.

Eastern leader Hunter has four wins and a second in eight starts. Two of his victories were recorded at Ace Speedway.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-489, 2-Calvin Carroll-436, 3-Chris Lamb-416, 4-Tyler Corriher-364, 5-Nikki Carroll-356, 6-Blaine Leydig-295, 7-Jessica Bean-241, 8-Fletcher Wulff-277, 9-Matt Lundstrom-173, 10-Eric Lewis-112.

 

 

3RD ANNUAL "SUMMER SLAM" SATURDAY AT CANYON

USAC Southwest Sprint Car point leaders R.J. Johnson and Charles Davis Jr. continue their battle for the 2014 series championship in this Saturday's 3rd Annual "Summer Slam" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

Davis trails by only 19 points with 74 available at Peoria. Josh Pelkey, third in the standings, could prove the spoiler as the series progresses. He's only 33 points out of the lead entering Saturday's race.

Johnson has seven podium finishes already this year, with four wins, two seconds and a third. Davis has three wins and a second, while Pelkey has three wins, a second and four thirds.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-668, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-649, 3-Josh Pelkey-635, 4-Shon Deskins-547, 5-Matt Rossi-510, 6-Mike Martin-505, 7-Tye Mihocko-492, 8-Michael Colegrove-442, 9-Andy Reinbold-429, 10-Bruce St. James-378.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGETS MAKE LEMOORE DEBUT SATURDAY

Leemoore (Calif.) Raceway hosts its first Honda USAC Western Midget race and Trey Marcham and Jarid Blondel will try to protect their respective point leads in Saturday's event at the 1/5-mile dirt oval.

Marcham, of Oklahoma City, Okla., leads the Western Midget Dirt points and Blondel, of Orange, Calif., tops the overall Western Midget points.

Marcham has won twice this year, at Bakersfield and Tucson, and added a third at Peoria, Ariz. Blondel's four dirt starts have yielded three "top-10s" while his pavement starts include a pair of podium finishes.

Marcham's dirt lead is 18 points over defending series champ Ronnie Gardner, while Blondel has a 65-point margin over Chad Nichols in the overall points.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings: 1-Trey Marcham-254, 2-Ronnie Gardner-236, 3-Jarid Blondel-158, 4-Alex Schutte-157, 5-Shannon McQueen-154, 6-Chris Ennis-127, 7-Sean Dodenhoff-109, 8-Tyler Dolacki-106, 9-Scott Pierovich-101, 10-Ricky Shelton-101.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Jarid Blondel-321, 2-Chad Nichols-256, 3-Trey Marcham-254, 4-Ronnie Gardner-236, 5-Alex Schutte-210, 6-Nick Chivello-164, 7-Shannon McQueen-154, 8-Jake Swanson-140, 9-Scott Pierovich-140, 10-Chris Ennis-127.

 

 

KOKOMO'S "SMACKDOWN" NEXT FOR SPRINT CARS;

CLAUSON, BALLOU SWEEP ISW CLOSERS;

CLAUSON EARNS 2ND STRAIGHT INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TITLE

The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car championship has tightened after four final Indiana Sprint Week races this past week. Only 34 points separate the top three drivers in the standings going into the August 21-22-23 "Smackdown III" at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway.

Dave Darland, still pursuing the all-time record of 52 series wins set by Tom Bigelow, needs one win at Kokomo to tie Bigelow and two to break the record. He has a five-point lead over Brady Bacon in the latest standings, with Bryan Clauson now just 34 back.

Clauson closed the gap with victories Wednesday at the Terre Haute Action Track and Friday at Bloomington Speedway and added a second at Putnamille Thursday before taking fourth in Saturday's finale at Haubstadt, Ind. That gave Clauson and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team their second consecutive Indiana Sprint Week championship. He finished 30 points ahead of Robert Ballou., who captured wins Thursday at Putnamville and Saturday at Haubstadt. Darland ended up third in the final tally.

Ballou, of Rocklin, Calif., led all but seven laps of Saturday's race at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt in his Rossie Feed & Grain/Deaton's Waterfront Services Maxim/Ott. Kyle Cummins led seven laps and took second ahead of Jon Stanbrough, Clauson and Daron Clayton.

Ballou led all 30 laps to win Thursday night's race at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, beating Clauson, Thomas Meseraull, Stanbrough and Darland.

Clauson, of Noblesville, Ind., led the final 14 laps of Wednesday's "Don Smith Classic" at Terre Haute to beat Ballou, Bacon, Chris Windom and Brady Short. Bacon led the first 13 laps and Ballou led three before yielding to Clauson and his Chevy Performance/Curb Beast/Kistler. On Friday, Clauson passed Hunter Schuerenberg six laps from the finish at Bloomington and beat Schuerenberg, Darland, C.J. Leary and Windom to the checkered flag. Darland led the first 10 laps and Schuerenberg led the next 14.

Special performance awards during "Indiana Sprint Week" went to Chase Stockon (Jonathan Byrd's & Bryan Clauson, Inc. "Passing Master Award" for passing the most cars during the series), Darland (2), Chase Stockon, Ballou, Bacon, Schuerenberg and Stanbrough (ProSource fast qualifiers), Brady Short, Shane Cottle, Stockon, Jerry Coons Jr., Tracy Hines and Brian Hayden (ProSource Hard Work for the slowest qualifier earning a feature spot), Stockon (2). Short, Ballou, Hines and Justin Grant (B & W Auto Mart Hard Charger), Shane Cockrum, Coons, Jarett Andretti, Hayden, Scotty Weir and Jimmy Light (American Racing Ministries Right Rear Tire Perseverance Award) and Hunter Schuerenberg, Short, Casey Shuman, C.J. Leary, Logan Jarrett and Brandon Mattox (Roger & Barb Tapy Customized Service Trucks Random Right Rear Tire).

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Dave Darland-1,360, 2-Brady Bacon-1,355, 3-Bryan Clauson-1,326, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,261, 5-Chase Stockon-1,168, 6-Tracy Hines-1,111, 7-Justin Grant-1,101, 8-Chris Windom-1,092, 9-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,066, 10-C.J. Leary-959.

Final 2014 USAC "Indiana Sprint Week" Standings: 1-Bryan Clauson-424, 2-Robert Ballou-394, 3-Dave Darland-391, 4-Brady Bacon-357, 5-Jon Stanbrough-354, 6-Chris Windom-351, 7-Justin Grant-315, 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-298, 9-Chase Stockon-279, 10-Jerry Coons Jr.-264.

 

 

WATSONVILLE, CHOWCHILLA NEXT FOR WEST COAST SPRINTS;

SWANSON HALTS BERNAL'S 5-RACE STREAK AT VENTURA

USAC's West Coast Sprint Cars are preparing for August 8 and 9 races at Watsonville and Chowchilla, Calif. respectively. Finnish driver Markus Niemela continues to lead the standings by 20 points over Matt Mitchell after a seventh place finish at Ventura, Calif. Saturday.

Jake Swanson of Anaheim, Calif. won Saturday night's race at Ventura Raceway in his Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror/Circle Track Performance Victory/RC. He passed Michael Pickens on lap 26 and led the final five laps to beat Ryan Bernal, Pickens, Troy Rutherford and Danny Faria Jr.

Mitchell led the first 16 laps and Pickens the next eight before Swanson took over. The victory ended Bernal's five-race winning streak in the West Coast series.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-548, 2-Matt Mitchell-528, 3-Troy Rutherford-500, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-436, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-423, 6-Ryan Bernal-421, 7-Danny Faria Jr.-412, 8-Austin Liggett-408, 9-Dennis Howell-399, 10-Nic Faas-342.

 

 

RYAN NEWMAN JOINS "J.D. BYRIDER" LIST THURSDAY

Ryan Newman has joined the list of entered drivers for Thursday night's "J.D. Byrider" Rich Vogler Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

Newman, USAC's 1999 Silver Crown series champion, returns to the series for the first time since his 2011 appearance at LOR in which he finished eighth. He will pilot one of two entries for car owner Bowman Racing of Brownsburg, Ind. and will team with Tanner Swanson, the winner of USAC's last two Silver Crown races at the .686-mile paved oval.

In 2010 Newman qualified for a front-row berth at LOR and led the opening lap but retired after 58 laps due to handling problems. His USAC career at the track includes five victories in Midgets (1997-1999) and one in the Silver Crown machines (1999). He was the 1999 series champion and three years earlier had been named the series "Rookie of the Year."

The "J.D. Byrider 100" this year salutes the career of the late Rich Vogler, who amassed more USAC victories than any driver in history Thursday's 100-lap race is the fifth in the 2014 Silver Crown series presented by TRAXXAS. Tanner Swanson (LOR) and Bobby Santos (Madison, Ill.) have earned pavement Silver crown victories so far this year.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

July 19, 2014 - Haubstadt, Indiana - Tri-State Speedway - 27th "Indiana Sprint Week"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-13.203; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.516; 3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.542; 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-13.583; 5. Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-13.614; 6. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.640; 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.649; 8. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.653; 9. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-13.655; 10. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-13.710; 11. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-13.846; 12. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.905; 13. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.948; 14. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.985; 15. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.994; 16. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.00517. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.040; 18. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-14.079; 19. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.097; 20. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-14.117; 21. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-14.259; 22. Kent Schmidt, 5k, Schmidt-14.260; 23. Donnie Brackett, 4B, Brackett-14.275; 24. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.306; 25. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-14.429; 26. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.443; 27. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-14.443; 28. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.448; 29. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-14.456; 30. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-14.567; 31. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-14.941; 32. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-15.179; 33. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.191; 34. Brian Wallace, 27, Wallace-15.828; 35. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-NT; 36. Bradley Sterrett, 90, Leer-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Cummins, 2. Thomas, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Leary, 5. Andretti, 6. Smith, 7. Moore, 8. Cockrum. 2:17.43

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. McGhee, 2. Ballou, 3. Bacon, 4. Clayton, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Schmidt, 7. Briscoe, 8. Farney, 9. Wallace. 2:17.11

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Hines, 3. Stockon, 4. Clauson, 5. Brackett, 6. Boespflug, 7. Coons, 8. Roa, 9. Waugh. 2:21.28

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mattox, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Darland, 4. Grant, 5. Dakus, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Shuman, 8. C.Short.

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Coons, 3. Shuman, 4. Brackett, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Cockrum, 7. Schmidt, 8. Briscoe, 9. C.Short, 10. Roa, 11. Smith, 12. J.Vander Weerd, 13. Dakus, 14. Farney, 15. Waugh, 16. Moore, 17. Andretti, 18. Wallace. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Kyle Cummins, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Daron Clayton, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. C.J. Leary, 10. Chad Boespflug, 11. Dave Darland, 12. Chris Windom, 13. Richard Vander Weerd, 14. Chase Stockon, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Donnie Brackett, 18. Shane Cockrum, 19. Tracy Hines, 20. Justin Grant, 21. Max McGhee, 22. Jace Vander Weerd, 23. Casey Shuman. NT0

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**Stockon flipped during qualifying.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Ballou.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Darland-1,360, 2-Bacon-1,355, 3-Clauson-1,326, 4-Stanbrough-1,261, 5-Stockon-1,168, 6-Hines-1,111, 7-Grant-1,101, 8-Windom-1,092, 9-Schuerenberg-1,066, 10-Leary-959.

FINAL INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Clauson-424, 2-Ballou-394, 3-Darland-391, 4-Bacon-357, 5-Stanbrough-354, 6-Windom-351, 7-Grant-315, 8-Schuerenberg-298, 9-Stockon-279, 10-Coons-264.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACES: August 21-22-23 - Kokomo (IN) Speedway - "Sprint Car Smackdown"

 

 

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

July 19, 2014 - Ventura, California - Ventura Raceway (Co-Sanctioned with VRA)

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal (#73X Ford), 2. Jake Swanson (#92 Sertich), 3. Markus Niemela (#73 Ford), 4. Luke Boles (#56A Boles), 5. Danny Faria Jr., (#2 Bowman), 6. Rick Hendrix (#15 Hendrix), 7. Kyle Smith (#55X Smith), 8. Kevin Barnes (#36B Barnes), 9. Tony Everhart (#55 Everhart). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Landon Hurst (#81M Watt), 2. Brandon Thomson (#19F Thomson), 3. Bill Jones (#16J Jones), 4. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 5. Tom Hendricks (#14 Hendricks), 6. Cody Majors (#54 Majors), 7. Garrett Long (#38 Long), 8. Kyle Edwards (#39 Edwards), 9. Jeremy Ellertson (#98 Ellertson). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Michael Pickens (#81 Watt), 2. Matt Mitchell (#37 Mitchell), 3. Brian Camarillo (#12 Dale), 4. Troy Rutherford (#11 Rutherford), 5. Jimmy Crawford (#51 Crawford), 6. Shelden DeBlauw (#45 DeBlauw), 7. George Morris (#3K Kruseman). 8. Trent Carter (#13 Carter). NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Smith, 2. Hendrix, 3. Majors, 4. Barnes, 5. Morris, 6. Everhart, 7. Long, 8. Edwards, 9. Carter. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jake Swanson, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Michael Pickens, 4. Troy Rutherford, 5. Danny Faria Jr., 6. Jimmy Crawford, 7. Markus Niemela, 8. Brian Camarillo, 9. Matt Mitchell, 10. Austin Liggett, 11. Kyle Smith, 12. Rick Hendrix, 13. Tom Hendricks, 14. George Morris, 15. Kevin Barnes, 16. Cody Majors, 17. Tony Everhart, 18. Bill Jones, 19. Landon Hurst, 20. Brandon Thomson, 21. Luke Boles, 22. Shelden DeBlauw. NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Mitchell, Laps 17-24 Pickens, Laps 25-30 Swanson.

NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Niemela-548, 2-Mitchell-528, 3-Rutherford-500, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-436, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-423, 6-Bernal-421, 7-Faria-412, 8-Liggett-408, 9-Dennis Howell-399, 10-Nic Faas-342.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: August 8 - Watsonville, CA - Ocean Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

 July 18, 2014 - Bloomington, Indiana - Bloomington Speedway - 27th "Indiana Sprint Week"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-10.920; 2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-10.935; 3. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-10.945; 4. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-10.946; 5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-10.951; 6. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-10.995; 7. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-10.997; 8. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-11.017; 9. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-11.021; 10. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-11.027; 11. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-11.054; 12. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-11.056; 13. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.062; 14. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-11.074; 15. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-11.108; 16. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-11.119; 17. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-11.119; 18. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-11.123; 19. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-11.138; 20. Jordan Kinser, 5k, Kinser-11.147; 21. Carson Short, 21, Short-11.156; 22. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-11.157; 23. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-11.183; 24. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-11.218; 25. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-11.223; 26. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-11.225; 27. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-11.260; 28. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-11.288; 29. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-11.322; 30. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-11.338; 31. Bradley Sterrett, 90, Leer-11.362; 32. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-11.384; 33. Jared Fox, 56, Fox-11.390; 34. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-11.459; 35. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-11.466; 36. Chris Babcock, 35x, Babcock-11.485; 37. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-11.553; 38. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-11.603; 39. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-11.607; 40. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-11.690; 41. Nick Johnson, 15J, Johnson-11.901; 42. Steve Thomas, 20T, Thomas-12.331; 43. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Leary, 5. Barrow, 6. C.Short, 7. Gurley, 8. Fox, 9. Waugh, 10. Johnson, 11. Boespflug. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Cottle, 2. Darland, 3. Windom, 4. Stockon, 5. Jackson, 6. Smith, 7. S.Thomas, 8. Hines, 9. Beauchamp, 10. B.Short, 11. Coons. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. K.Thomas, 2. Grant, 3. Clauson, 4. Shuman, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Sterrett, 7. Courtney, 8. Roa, 9. Andretti, 10. Farney. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mattox, 2. Briscoe, 3. Ballou, 4. Jarrett, 5. Bland, 6. Dakus, 7. Babcock, 8. J.Vander Weerd, 9. Meseraull, 10. Kinser. NT

QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps) 1. Babcock, 2. Roa, 3. Jackson, 4. Gurley, 5. Johnson, 6. Farney, 7. S.Thomas, 8. Dakus. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. Andretti, 4. Barrow, 5. C.Short, 6. Coons, 7. Sterrett, 8. Hines, 9. Waugh, 10. Jackson, 11. Roa, 12. Courtney, 13. J.Vander Weerd, 14. Gurley, 15. Fox, 16. B.Short, 17. Babcock. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 3. Dave Darland, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Casey Shuman, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Brody Roa, 13. Carson Short, 14. Chad Boespflug, 15. Chase Briscoe, 16. Ethan Barrow, 17. Brady Bacon, 18. Tyler Courtney, 19. Logan Jarrett, 20. Kevin Thomas Jr., 21. Brandon Mattox, 22. Tracy Hines, 23. Shane Cottle, 24. Jarett Andretti, 25. Chase Stockon. NT

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B.Short flipped during the second heat. Hines flipped on lap 10 of the feature. Courtney flipped on lap 25 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Darland, Laps 11-24 Schuerenberg, Laps 25-30 Clauson.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Darland-1,329, 2-Bacon-1,299, 3-Clauson-1,266, 4-Stanbrough-1,195, 5-Stockon-1,137, 6-Hines-1,089, 7-Grant-1,083, 8-Windom-1,055, 9-Schuerenberg-1,014, 10-Leary-918.

NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Clauson-364, 2-Darland-354, 3-Ballou-326, 4-Windom-314, 5-Bacon-301, 6-Grant-297, 7-Stanbrough-288, 8-Stockon-248, 9-Schuerenberg-246, 10-Hines-227.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 19 - Haubstadt, IN - Tri-State Speedway - 27th Indiana Sprint Week"

 

 

Strong Silver Crown Field for Byrider 100 1982 Champ Ken Schrader Back In SC Seat

Renewed enthusiasm in USAC's Silver Crown Championship Series presented by TRAXXAS has resulted in what promises to be a strong field of cars for the July 24 J.D. Byrider "Rich Vogler Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind.

Highlighted by defending series champion Bobby East and former USAC Champion Ken Schrader piloting cars entered by Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, the field already includes a number of USAC Champions and could, by race time, include additional notable stars.

Following the 19-car field at Lucas Oil Raceway in May, several additional car owners have committed to compete in the July 24 race. That comes amid a strong and focused effort by USAC and new series coordinator Andy Hillenburg to augment the car counts on both the pavement and dirt races in 2014 and beyond.

Defending J.D. Byrider champion Tanner Swanson, who also won this year's USAC "Hall of Fame" Classic at LOR, is among early entries for round five of the series. He is joined by drivers from nine states and Canada who will compete in the 100-lap race on the .686-mile paved oval.

Drivers Kody Swanson and Bobby Santos, both already winners in the 2014 Silver Crown series, are also in the field, along with Tracy Hines, the winningest USAC driver in LOR history, plus current "Indiana Sprint Week" point leader Dave Darland and ISW point runner-up Chris Windom.

Throw in Canadian standout Ryan Litt, Sprint car standout C.J. Leary and leading west coast Midget rookie Jarid Blondel and the return to Silver Crown competition of long-time car owner Gene Nolen and his driver, USAC Triple Crown Champion Jerry Coons Jr., and you have what amounts to a versatile field certain to produce a spectacular race.

"We are really excited as this race builds toward what we expect to be a stellar field of cars and drivers," says USAC President Kevin Miller. While acknowledging the increased interest in the Silver Crown series, he also points out that the decline in terms of Midget pavement participation has led to removing that portion of the originally-scheduled double-header. "We want to make sure this event represents the type of quality entertainment our race fans deserve, hence our decision to exclude the Midgets from this event."

Drivers will be challenging the late Jason Leffler's one-lap track qualifying record of 121.667 mph during the July 24 activities.

General Admission $20 Kids $5

Get $5 Off GA Tickets With Pre-Purchase Use Discount Code "THUNDER"

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

July 17, 2014 - Putnamville, Indiana - Lincln Park Speedway - 27th "Indiana Sprint Week"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.282; 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-12.317; 3. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-12.436; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-12.449; 5. A.J. Hopkins, 14H, Hopkins-12.450; 6. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-12.475; 7. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-12.529; 8. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-12.548; 9. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-12.582; 10. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-12.600; 11. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-12.616; 12. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.626; 13. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.749; 14. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-12.759; 15. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.778; 16. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-12.781; 17. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-12.795; 18. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-12.854; 19. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-12.859; 20. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.880; 21. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-12.900; 22. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-12.934; 23. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-12.963; 24. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-13.010; 25. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-13.043; 26. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.055; 27. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-13.067; 28. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-13.132; 29. Carson Short, 21, Short-13.149; 30. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.167; 31. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-13.229; 32. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.234; 33. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.234; 34. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.246; 35. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-13.247; 36. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-13.375; 37. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.426; 38. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-13.651; 39. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-13.679; 40. Mike Gass, 17G, Gass-13.684; 41. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.691; 42. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.708; 43. Eric Burns, 99, Gasway-14.136; 44. Daron Clayton, 85, Terry-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Courtney, 2. Meseraull, 3. Farney, 4. Windom, 5. Mattox, 6. Bacon, 7. Stockon, 8. R.Vander Weerd, 9. Jarrett, 10. Smith, 11. Gurley. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shuman, 2. Darland, 3. Ballou, 4. Thomas, 5. Andretti, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Briscoe, 8. Waugh, 9. Price-Miller, 10. Dakus, 11. Burns. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Boespflug, 4. Beauchamp, 5. Roa, 6. Cottle, 7. McGhee, 8. Jackson, 9. Hayden. 2:11.87

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Bland, 3. Coons, 4. Hines, 5. Grant, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Barrow, 8. C.Short, 9. B.Short, 10. Hopkins, 11. Moore. 2:14.52

QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps) 1. B.Short, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. McGhee, 4. Smith, 5. Price-Miller, 6. Dakus, 7. Moore, 8. Gurley, 9. Burns. 2:12.76

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Cottle, 4. Grant, 5. Stockon, 6. Andretti, 7. Mattox, 8. Jackson, 9. J.Vander Weerd, 10. Jarrett, 11. Briscoe, 12. R.Vander Weerd, 13. Smith, 14. Roa, 15. McGhee, 16. Waugh, 17. Hayden, 18. Barrow, 19. C.Short, 20. B.Short. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Thomas Meseraull, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Brady Short, 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Chad Boespflug, 9. Brady Bacon, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Tracy Hines, 12. Richard Vander Weerd, 13. Hunter Schuerenberg, 14. Aaron Farney, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Casey Shuman, 17. C.J. Leary, 18. Mark Smith, 19. Jerry Coons Jr., 20. Chris Windom, 21. Justin Grant, 22. Tyler Courtney, 23. Kevin Thomas Jr., 24. Brent Beauchamp, 25. Jeff Bland Jr. NT

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**Hopkins flipped during qualifying. Darland flipped during qualifying. Dakus flipped during the second heat. C.Short flipped during the semi. Bland flipped on the 19th lap of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Ballou.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,272, 2-Darland-1,261, 3-Clauson-1,200, 4-Stanbrough-1,153, 5-Stockon-1,114, 6-Hines-1,076, 7-Grant-1,034, 8-Windom-1,001, 9-Schuerenberg-944, 10-Leary-860.

NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Clauson-298, 2-Darland-292, 3-Ballou-275, 4-Bacon-274, 5-Windom-260, 6-Grant-248, 7-Stanbrough-246, 8-Hines-226, 9-Stockon-225, 10-Meseraull-205.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 18 - Bloomington, IN - Bloomington Speedway - 27th Indiana Sprint Week"

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

July 16, 2014 - Terre Haute, Indiana - Terre Haute Action Track - 27th "Indiana Sprint Week" - "Don Smith Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-20.170; 2. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-20.174; 3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-20.186; 4. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-20.389; 5. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-20.395; 6. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-20.403; 7. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-20.440; 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-20.472; 9. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-20.701; 10. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-20.760; 11. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-20.812; 12. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-20.868; 13. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-20.951; 14. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-21.012; 15. Jimmy Light, 23, Two-Time-21.013; 16. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-21.027; 17. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-21.029; 18. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-21.056; 19. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-21.141; 20. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-21.248; 21. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-21.277; 22. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-21.281; 23. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-21.347; 24. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-21.449; 25. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-21.451; 26. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-21.526; 27. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-21.674; 28. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-21.697; 29. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-21.979; 30. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-22.162; 31. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-22.292; 32. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-22.597; 33. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-22.630; 34. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-23.028; 35. Eric Burns, 99, Gasway-23.548; 36. Cole Ketcham, 41k, Ketcham-23.651; 37. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-NT; 38. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Cottle, 2. Jarrett, 3. Stockon, 4. Ballou, 5. Clayton, 6. Meseraull, 7. Farney, 8. Waugh, 9. Dakus. 2:47.71

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Thomas, 3. Short, 4. Grant, 5. Windom, 6. Andretti, 7. Barrow, 8. McGhee, 9. Hines. 2:53.80

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Darland, 3. Leary, 4. Briscoe, 5. Light, 6. Moore, 7. Swanson, 8. Burns, 9. Simon. 2:58.44

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Courtney, 2. Shuman, 3. Clauson, 4. Coons, 5. Mattox, 6. Hayden, 7. Ketcham, 8. Roa, 9. Cockrum. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Meseraull, 3. Hines, 4. Farney, 5. Swanson, 6. Hayden, 7. Mattox, 8. Waugh, 9. Barrow, 10. Andretti, 11. Light, 12. McGhee, 13. Dakus, 14. Roa, 15. Ketcham, 16. Burns, 17. Clayton, 18. Moore. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Brady Short, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Chase Briscoe, 13. Aaron Farney, 14. C.J. Leary, 15. Tyler Courtney, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Logan Jarrett, 18. Thomas Meseraull, 19. Brody Roa, 20. Casey Shuman, 21. Kody Swanson, 22. Brian Hayden, 23. Jarett Andretti, 24. Jon Stanbrough. NT

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**Simon flipped during the third heat. Cockrum flipped during the fourth heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Bacon, Laps 14-16 Ballou, Laps 17-30 Clauson.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,226, 2-Darland-1,206, 3-Clauson-1,135, 4-Stanbrough-1,096, 5-Stockon-1,080, 6-Hines-1,040, 7-Grant-1,020, 8-Windom-983, 9-Schuerenberg-910, 10-Leary-833.

NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Windom-242, 2-Darland-237, 3-Grant-234, 4-Clauson-233, 5-Bacon-228, 6-Ballou-209, 7-Stockon-191, 8-Hines-190, 9-Stanbrough-189, 10-Short-186.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 17- Putnamville, IN - Lincoln Park Speedway - 27th Indiana Sprint Week"

 

 

JOSH PELKEY SCORES VICTORY AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY

By Lance Jennings

QUEEN CREEK, AZ – JULY 14, 2014... With a “super moon” shining over Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway, Josh Pelkey of Peoria claimed Saturday’s USAC SouthWest Sprint Car main event. The controversial $1,500 victory was Josh’s third triumph of the season and first series win at the ET Motopark facility. “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Josh Shipley, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., and R.J. Johnson rounded out the top-five drivers.

Looking for his second win in a row, Davis started fourth on the grid and led the first twenty-three circuits. Finding the bottom groove to his liking, Shipley took command from Davis and streaked from the field to the checkered flags. Unfortunately for last year’s Challenge Cup Champion, a rules infraction relegated Shipley with a two-car penalty and a third place finish. Pelkey, who rebounded from a mid-race tangle, had charged from the rear of the field to take home the winning trophy.

Racing the Robbie and Gaye Allen owned #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Josh Pelkey scored his fourth series victory after starting eighth in the feature. Now fourth on the win list, the former ASCA Champion ran third in his heat race and seated eighth in the nightly passing points. Pelkey left Queen Creek ranked third in the championship points with three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led.

Peoria’s “The Kid” Tye Mihocko earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a second place run from eleventh. Piloting the family owned #5 RSS Industries / Old World Brewery RSS, Mihocko took fourth in his heat race and was eleventh in passing points. “The Kid” heads to Canyon Speedway Park ranked seventh in the point chase with two heat race victories, one semi-main win, and nine top-10 finishes to his credit.

Josh Shipley of Peoria scored third in the Arizona Speedway main event. Driving Bob Bishop’s #2 RSS Industries / AME Electrical RSS, Shipley ran second to R.J. Johnson in his heat race and sat fifth in passing points. At press time, Josh is thirteenth in the point standings with one hard charger award, five top-10 finishes, and six feature laps led on the season.

After leading twenty-three laps, Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. took fourth at Queen Creek. Racing the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis won the night’s first 8-lap heat race and was third in the nightly passing points. The five-time Arizona Champion left ET Motopark ranked second in points with three feature wins, ten heat race victories, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led on the year.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix ran fifth in the 30-lap main event. Piloting Bill Michael’s #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, the defending champion won the program’s second 8-lap heat race and was second in passing points. With a nineteen point advantage, the point leader has four feature wins, six heat race victories, one hard charger award, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 89 feature laps led in the campaign.

Phoenix’s Matt Rossi raced to victory in the third heat race and was the night’s high point driver. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi took seventh at the checkered flags. Currently, the veteran driver is fifth in the point chase with two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and nine top-10 finishes.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will be back in action on Saturday, July 26th at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria. The “3rd Annual Summer Slam” will also feature IMCA Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Pure Stocks, and Dwarf Cars. Advance tickets are on sale and for more information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.7223.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 12, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Bob Ream Jr., (#22B Weber), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 6, Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Josh Pelkey (8th), 2. Tye Mihocko (11th), 3. Josh Shipley (2nd), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (4th), 5. R.J. Johnson (5th), 6. Andy Reinbold (7th), 7. Matt Rossi (6th), 8. Tom Ogle (1st), 9. Mark Morin (18th), 10. Michael Curtis (16th), 11. Dennis Gile (15th), 12. Shon Deskins (9th), 13. Bruce St. James (13th), 14. Mike Martin (14th), 15. Brian Hosford (17th), 16. Nick Aiuto (10th), 17. Corey Hurley (19th), 18. Bob Ream Jr. (3rd), 19. Mike Colegrove (12th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-23 Charles Davis Jr., Laps 24-29 Josh Shipley, Lap 30 Josh Pelkey. HARD CHARGER: Tye Mihocko (11th to 2nd)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-668, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-649, 3. Josh Pelkey-635, 4. Shon Deskins-547, 5. Matt Rossi-510, 6. Mike Martin-505, 6. Tye Mihocko-492, 8. Mike Colegrove-442, 9. Andy Reinbold-429, 10. Nick Aiuto-378, 11. Bruce St. James-376, 12. Michael Curtis-375, 13. Josh Shipley-331, 14. Brian Hosford-315, 15. Tom Ogle-294, 16. Stevie Sussex-271, 17. Mike Bonneau-242, 18. Chris Bonneau-225, 19. Mark Morin-209, 20. Dennis Gile-187.

 

 

"STRONG" FIELD EXPECTED FOR "J.D. BYRIDER 100" AT LOR

Renewed enthusiasm in USAC's Silver Crown Championship Series presented by TRAXXAS has resulted in what promises to be a strong field of cars for the July 24 J.D. Byrider "Rich Vogler Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind.

Highlighted by defending series champion Bobby East and former USAC Champion Ken Schrader piloting cars entered by Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, the field already includes a number of USAC Champions and could, by race time, include additional notable stars.

Following the 19-car field at Lucas Oil Raceway in May, several additional car owners have committed to compete in the July 24 race. That comes amid a strong and focused effort by USAC and new series coordinator Andy Hillenburg to augment the car counts on both the pavement and dirt races in 2014 and beyond.

Defending J.D. Byrider champion Tanner Swanson, who also won this year's USAC "Hall of Fame" Classic at LOR, is among early entries for round five of the series. He is joined by drivers from nine states and Canada who will compete in the 100-lap race on the .686-mile paved oval.

Drivers Kody Swanson and Bobby Santos, both already winners in the 2014 Silver Crown series, are also in the field, along with Tracy Hines, the winningest USAC driver in LOR history, plus current "Indiana Sprint Week" point leader Dave Darland and ISW point runner-up Chris Windom.

Throw in Canadian standout Ryan Litt, Sprint car standout C.J. Leary and leading west coast Midget rookie Jarid Blondel and the return to Silver Crown competition of long-time car owner Gene Nolen and his driver, USAC Triple Crown Champion Jerry Coons Jr., and you have what amounts to a versatile field certain to produce a spectacular race.

"We are really excited as this race builds toward what we expect to be a stellar field of cars and drivers," says USAC President Kevin Miller. While acknowledging the increased interest in the Silver Crown series, he also points out that the decline in terms of Midget pavement participation has led to removing that portion of the originally-scheduled double-header. "We want to make sure this event represents the type of quality entertainment our race fans deserve, hence our decision to exclude the Midgets from this event."

Drivers will be challenging the late Jason Leffler's one-lap track qualifying record of 121.667 mph during the July 24 activities.

--USAC--

 

 

USAC WEST COAST & VRA SPRINTS CLASH AT VENTURA SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – JULY 14, 2014... This Saturday, July 19th, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will travel to Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. Co-sanctioned with the VRA Sprint Cars, the $1,500-to-win and $225-to-start event will also showcase the VRA Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Focus Midgets, and Go-Karts. The Pit Gates will open at Noon, the Front Gates will open at 3:00pm, Drivers Meeting at 3:00pm, with Racing scheduled for 5:30pm at “The Best Little Dirt Track in America.”

NOTICE TO RACERS: Saturday’s race at Ventura will be run under the USAC West Coast Rule Book and a $35 entry fee will be collected. The Hoosier 105/16 Medium is the ONLY legal right rear tire and all four corners must be Hoosier. Cockpit adjustable shocks are NOT allowed and engine restrictor rules are 1-7/8” with open heads and 2-3/16’ with ASCS cylinder heads. The weight rule is 1,475 lbs. with driver. Ventura Raceway has a strict 95db at 100 feet state mandated sound rule and track legal mufflers are Extreme Mufflers (Part #6014-3535 180 Degree, Part #3615-3535), Coast Fabrication (350x625x17-2sVRA), Spintech (180 Degree, 1545P Super Stock Series), B&B Performance (FRAC-0375-S, 180 Degree, with side outlet), Flowmaster (Hushpower, Suitcase- Part 53545-USAC.) The Flowmaster “Suitcase” is also the legal muffler for Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway, Petaluma Speedway, and Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway. The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Rule Book can be found online at www.westcoastsprintcars.com and www.usacracing.com.

Originally scheduled for Kings Speedway in Hanford, the July 19th date was cancelled after the Kings County Fairgrounds closed the facility. Shortly after that announcement, USAC Western Region Director Chris Kearns and Naylor reached an agreement to move the race to the popular 1/5-mile clay oval. Showcasing both series, the point race will use the non-qualifying format and marks the second appearance of the West Coast Sprints at Ventura. On April 4, 2009, Stockton’s Johnathon Henry claimed the 30-lap “Grand Slam” main event triumph.

Heading to Ventura, Markus Niemela of Rauma, Finland sits atop the standings and has a seventeen point advantage over the competition. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Niemela scored eighth at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway on June 21st. To date, last season’s USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, one heat race victory, nine top-10 finishes, and 12 feature laps led to his credit. Markus will be looking to extend his point lead and claim his first series win at Ventura Raceway.

Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell is second in the championship point standings. Piloting his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell ran second to Ryan Bernal at Tulare. The 2-time USAC/CRA “Salute to Indy” winner has three heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, eight top-10 finishes, and 13 feature laps led on the season. On July 19th, Matt will have his sights on gaining valuable points with his first series win at Ventura.

Troy Rutherford of Ojai is third in the USAC West Coast point chase. Driving Steve Watt’s #81 JD Machine Tech / AAA Propane Maxim, Rutherford took fifth in the Tulare main event. Currently, the 2010 VRA Champion has one feature win, one heat race victory, eight top-10 finishes, and 14 feature laps led on the year. Troy will be looking to claim his third series main event win and earn the $1,500 payday.

Visalia’s Jace Vander Weerd ranks fourth in the championship points. Racing the family owned #88 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd ran sixth at Thunderbowl Raceway. To date, the 2010 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has one feature win, two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led. Jace will be competing in USAC’s “Indiana Sprint Week” and will miss the series return to Ventura Raceway.

Jace’s twin brother, Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia sits fifth in the USAC West Coast points. Piloting the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd raced to third at Tulare after starting seventh. Currently, the 2011 Champion has one feature win, six heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, eight top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led in 2014. Richard is also competing in “Indiana Sprint Week” and will miss the action at Ventura.

Currently sixteenth in points, Springville’s Garrett Long leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Terra Bella’s Trent Carter, Robert Nuckles of Hanford, and Hanford’s Connor Kassik are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Dennis Howell, Austin Liggett, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Nic Faas, “Shifter” Landon Hurst, Kevin Barnes, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Jeff Sibley, Matt Day, Austin Stone, Davey Pombo, T.J. Smith, and more.

Moorpark’s Kyle Smith leads the VRA Sprint Car point standings. Austin DeBlauw, Tom Hendricks, Rick Hendrix, Brian Camarillo, Luke Boles, Cody Majors, George Morris, Guy Woodward, and Richard McCormick round out the top-10 drivers. Other VRA drivers expected to compete are Brandon Thomson, David Taylor Jr., Ron Bach, Greg Taylor, Bruce Douglass, and more.

Ventura Raceway is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 West Harbor Blvd. in Ventura, California. Adult tickets are $15, Senior tickets (60 and older) are $11, Active Military tickets (ID Required) are $11, Student tickets (with ID) are $11, Kids tickets (7-12) are $11, and Children’s tickets (6 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.venturaraceway.com or call 805.648.RACE.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). ----------------------------------------------- VENTURA USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 1-Johnathon Henry.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Markus Niemela-500, 2. Matt Mitchell-483, 3. Troy Rutherford-444, 4. Jace Vander Weerd-436, 5. Richard Vander Weerd-423, 6. Dennis Howell-399, 7. Austin Liggett-370, 8. Danny Faria Jr.-360, 9. Ryan Bernal-355, 10. Nic Faas-342, 11. Landon Hurst-297, 12. Kevin Barnes-207, ---. Marty Hawkins-207, 14. Bud Kaeding-180, 15. Chris Ennis-154, 16. Garrett Long-152, 17. Jeff Sibley-133, 18. Trent Carter-120, 19. Matt Day-115, 20. Austin Stone-112.

 

 

HPD MIDGETS TAKE A WEEK "OFF";

BRUNS, NOBILE, ELLIOTT PICK UP WINS, 2 EAST RACES CANCELLED

USAC's HPD Midget series are taking a hiatus this week, preparing for Midwest, Western and Eastern races next week at Altamahaw, Calif. (Eastern), Lemoore, Calif. (Western) and Plymouth, Ind. (Midwest).

Patrick Bruns, Cory Elliott and Dylan Nobile all recorded HPD Midget wins last week. Bruns was the Midwest Dirt winner Friday at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Indiana, Elliott won in the Western Dirt series at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif. Saturday and Nobile took Saturday's Western pavement race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway.

Bruns, of Champaign, Ill., scored his fourth USAC HPD Midwest Dirt Midget feature victory in four starts this season as he picked up the 20-lap victory Friday night at Gas City. Bruns caught Austin Nemire on lap eight and led the rest of the way to beat Nemire, Adam Thomason, John Heydenreich and Jacob Taylor. Bruns was also the fastest qualifier and won his heat race in his Cain's Marine Welding/Tin Cup RV Park Beast/Ecotech.

Western dirt leader Cory Elliott of Bakersfield, Calif. led all 20 laps to win Friday night's 20-lap feature at Visalia, Calif. Fast qualifier Wally Pankratz took second ahead of Ashley Hazelton, Davey Marcotte and Shawn Buckley.

Dylan Nobile of Clovis, Calif. wheeled his Gerhardt USAC HPD Midget to victory in Saturday night's 30-lap "Gerhardt Classic" at Madera Speedway. He passed Tom Patterson on lap four and led the rest of the way to beat Duke Love, Cody Jessop, series point leader Shawn Buckley and Patterson.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Austin Nemire-250, 2-Bill Kriegbaum-159, 3-John Heydenreich-130, 4-Adam Thomason-64, 5-Alex Watson-63, 6-Jacob Taylor-54.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-680, 2-Toni Breidinger-480, 3-Christine Breckenridge-426, 4-Joel Raybourne-397, 5-Annie Breidinger-381, 6-Dylan Nobile-360, 7-Cody Jessop-319, 8-Tom Patterson-277, 9-Jeff Kelley-259, 10-Michael Faneli-200.

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Cory Elliott-219, 2-Ashley Hazelton-185, 3-Marvin Mitchell-169, 4-Wally Pankratz-135, 5-Randi Pankratz-69, 6-Davey Marcotte-60, 7-Cody Jessop-57, 8-Shawn Buckley-55, 9-Jesse James Burks-54, 10-Dahne Lynn McKay-1.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-735, 2-Toni Breidinger-480, 3-Christine Breckenridge-426, 4-Joel Raybourne-397, 5-Ashley Hazelton-382, 6-Annie Breidinger-381, 7-Cody Jessop-376, 8-Dylan Nobile-360, 9-Tom Patterson-277, 10-Jeff Kelley-259.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-489, 2-Calvin Carroll-436, 3-Chris Lamb-416, 4-Tyler Corriher-364, 5-Nikki Carroll-356, 6-Blaine Leydig-295, 7-Jessica Bean-241, 8-Fletcher Wulff-277, 9-Matt Lundstrom-173, 10-Eric Lewis-112.

 

 

 

BACK TO BRADFORD FOR DMA MIDGETS JULY 26;

VIETS WINS BEAR RIDGE 24-LAPPER, SCHRADER 3RD

USAC's DMA Midgets return to Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. July 26 and Adam Pierson enjoys a 111-point lead in the series standings after his second-place finish in last Saturday night's "double points" "Shirley & Mickey Bruleigh Memorial."

Scott Viets of East Granby, Conn. won Saturday night's abbreviated 24-lap feature at Bear Ridge. He passed Mike Chaffee on lap 13 and was leading when Dylan Duhaime flipped on the final lap of the race.

The race was declared complete with Adam Pierson finishing second, NASCAR star Ken Schrader third, Tim Hodge fourth and Chaffee fifth.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-525, 2-Josh Sunn-414, 3-Scott Viets-404, 4-Scott Holcomb-401, 5-Joe Krawiec-375, 6-Mike Chaffee-328, 7-Ray Miller-328, 8-Tim Gallant-290, 9-Adam Whitney-285, 10-Tim Hodge-283.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT PEORIA JULY 26;

PELKEY GETS 30-LAP ARIZONA SPEEDWAY VICTORY

R.J. Johnson leads the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars to their next outing July 26 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., but Josh Pelkey of Peoria stole the spotlight last Saturday night at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek.

Pelkey won Saturday night's 30-lap race at Arizona Speedway after Josh Shipley, who originally took the checkered flag, was penalized two positions for jumping a restart. Pelkey officially led the final lap in his ABC Body Shop/NAPA Maxim/Advanced entry to beat Tye Mihocko, Shipley, Charles Davis Jr. and R.J. Johnson.

Johnson holds a 19-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. going into the July 26 race, with Pelkey now 33 points in arrears in third place.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-668, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-649, 3-Josh Pelkey-635, 4-Shon Deskins-547, 5-Matt Rossi-510, 6-Mike Martin-505, 7-Tye Mihocko-492, 8-Michael Colegrove-442, 9-Andy Reinbold-429, 10-Bruce St. James-378.

 

 

4 MORE RACES CONCLUDE INDIANA SPRINT WEEK;

WESTERN MIDGETS ON DIRT JULY 26 AT LEMOORE;

MICHAEL SNIDER WINS 100-LAP "GERHARDT CLASSIC"

The Honda USAC Western Midgets resume action July 26 when they take to the dirt at Lemoore (Calif.) Raceway. Trey Marcham takes an 18-point lead over defending champion Ronnie Gardner entering that race.

Michael Snider of Lakeport, Calif. won Saturday night's 100-lap "Gerhardt Classic" Honda USAC Western Midget race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. The race was co-sanctioned by BCRA.

Snider, piloting the S & K Automotive/Reynolds Truck & Crane Stewart/Mopar, took the lead on lap 96 from Chad Nichols, who had led for 53 laps. David Goodwill finished second ahead of Jarid Blondel, Gary Conterno and Nichols. Jerome Rodela led the first 42 laps but finished eighth.

Nichols emerged with a 24-point lead over Jarid Blondel in the pavement standings, while Blondel continues to lead the overall points with a comfortable 65-point lead over Nichols.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Pavement Standings: 1-Chad Nichols-187, 2-Jarid Blondel-163, 3-Darin Snider-116, 5-Nick Chivello-102, 5-Alex Schutte-53, 6-Jake Swanson-43, 7-Scott Pierovich-39.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Jarid Blondel-321, 2-Chad Nichols-256, 3-Trey Marcham-254, 4-Ronnie Gardner-236, 5-Alex Schutte-210, 6-Nick Chivello-164, 7-Shannon McQueen-154, 8-Jake Swanson-140, 9-Scott Pierovich-140, 10-Chris Ennis-127.

 

 

STANBROUGH, DARLAND NOTCH WINS, RAIN INTERRUPTS LAWRENCEBURG

"Indiana Sprint Week" concludes this week with four straight races Wednesday through Saturday. If the points race remains as tight as it is now, the finale at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt Saturday should be memorable.

Drivers Dave Darland, Chris Windom and Justin Grant are separated by just four points in the ISW standings, following races last Friday and Saturday and Sunday night's abbreviated event at Lawrenceburg Speedway which succumbed to rain after three heat races had been conducted.

Similarly, Darland has closed Brady Bacon's AMSOIL USAC National Sprint lead to just three points going into Wednesday night's race at the Terre Haute Action Track. Subsequent races are Thursday at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Friday at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday at Haubstadt.

Jon Stanbrough earned his 16th career "Indiana Sprint Week' victory in Friday night's 30-lap opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway. He led all 30 laps in the MP Environmental Services/Indiana Underground Maxim/Fisher to beat Grant, Windom, Tracy Hines and Chase Stockon.

Darland responded with his all-time leading 18th career ISW victory Saturday at Kokomo Speedway, passing Kevin Thomas Jr. on lap six, then leading the final 25 laps to beat Grant, Windom, Hunter Schuerenberg and Bryan Clauson. Darland slipped behind Grant in turns one and two on the final lap but was able to regain the lead entering turn three and scored a narrow victory at the checkered flag.

Darland's win was also his 51st in USAC National Sprint car competition, now just one shy of Tom Bigelow's all-time leading mark of 52.

Rain fell at Lawrenceburg Speedway Sunday after the third heat race and that race was subsequently cancelled. Stockon was the fastest qualifier before the weather interrupted the event.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,160, 2-Dave Darland-1,157, 3-Jon Stanbrough-1,070, 4-Bryan Clauson-1,066, 5-Chase Stockon-1,041, 6-Tracy Hines-999, 7-Justin Grant-970, 8-Chris Windom-927, 9-Hunter Schuerenberg-909, 10-C.J. Leary-802.

2014 USAC "Indiana Sprint Week" Standings: 1-Dave Darland-188, 2-Chris Windom-186, 3-Justin Grant-184, 4-Bryan Clauson-164, 5-Jon Stanbrough-163, 6-Brady Bacon-162, 7-Chase Stockon-152, 8-Tracy Hines-149, 9-Robert Ballou & Hunter Schuerenberg-141.

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

July 12, 2014 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway - "Shirley & Mickey Bruleigh Memorial"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tim Gallant (#33 Gallant), 2. Jamie Spalding (#93 Spalding), 3. Vincent Lucca (#11v Miller), 4. Stan Otterman (#78 Otterman), 5. Lauryn Burd (#21 Burd), 6. Kenny White (#09 Habel), 7. Axel Rose (#11v Miller). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Chaffee (#18c Chaffee), 2. Ray Miller (#1w Miller), 3. Tim Hodge (#5 Hodge), 4. Chris Donnelly (#4 Matczak), 5. Scott Viets (#2 Miller), 6. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Scott Holcomb (#47 Myers/Miller), 2. Adam Pierson (#76M Manafort), 3. Joe Krawiec (#6 Matczak), 4. Ken Schrader (#29 Seymour), 5. Josh Sunn (#76 Manafort), 6. Dean Christensen (#9 Miller), 7. Dylan Duhaime (#57 Duhaime). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Jeff Champagne (#77 Champagne) and Jeff Horn (#1R Mossman).

FEATURE: (24 laps) 1. Scott viets, 2. Adam Pierson, 3. Ken Schrader, 4. Tim Hodge, 5. Mike Chaffee, 6. Scott Holcomb, 7. Tim Gallant, 8. Dean Christensen, 9. Chris Donnelly, 10. Josh Sunn, 11. Joe Krawiec, 12. Dylan Duhaime, 13. Ray Miller, 14. Kevin White, 15. Vince Lucca, 16. Lauryn Byrd, 17. Alex Rose, 18. Stan Otterman, 19. Adam Whitney, 20. Jamie Spalding, 21. Jeff Horn. NT

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**Duhaime flipped at the end of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Chaffee, Laps 14-24 Viets.

NEW USAC DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Pierson-525, 2-Sunn-414, 3-Viets-404, 4-Holcomb-401, 5-Krawiec-375, 6-Chaffee-328, 7-Miller-328, 8-Gallant-290, 9-Whitney-285, 10-Hodge-283.

NEXT USAC DMA MIDGET RACE: July 26 - Bradford, VT - Bear Ridge Speedway - "Elliot Beverage Memorial"

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

July 12, 2014 - Queen Creek, Arizona - Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Bob Ream Jr., (#22B Weber), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 6, Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey, 2. Tye Mihocko, 3. Josh Shipley, 4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Andy Reinbold, 7. Matt Rossi, 8. Tom Ogle, 9. Mark Morin, 10. Michael Curtis, 11. Dennis Gile, 12. Shon Deskins, 13. Bruce St. James, 14. Mike Martin, 15. Brian Hosford, 16. Nick Aiuto, 17. Corey Hurley, 18. Bob Ream Jr., 19. Mike Colegrove. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-23 Davis, Laps 24-29 Shipley, Lap 30 Pelkey.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-668, 2-Davis-649, 3-Pelkey-635, 4-Deskins-547, 5-Rossi-510, 6-Martin-505, 7-Mihocko-492, 8-Colegrove-442, 9-Reinbold-429, 10-St. James-378.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES: July 26 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

July 13, 2014 - Lawrenceburg, Indiana - Lawrenceburg Speedway - 27th "Indiana Sprint Week"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.626; 2. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.797; 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.866; 4. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.869; 5. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-13.873; 6. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.909; 7. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.934; 8. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.958; 9. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-13.987; 10. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-13.992; 11. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.031; 12. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.047; 13. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.068; 14. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.077; 15. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-14.093; 16. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-14.161; 17. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.181; 18. Brody Roa, 91, BR-14.196; 19. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.211; 20. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.223; 21. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.241; 22. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-14.267; 23. Joss Moffatt, 5J, Moffatt-14.282; 24. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-14.283; 25. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-14.307; 26. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-14.319; 27. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.324; 28. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-14.345; 29. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.377; 30. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-14.399; 31. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-14.409; 32. Shawn Westerfeld, 89, Westerfeld-14.412; 33. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-14.459; 34. Dickie Gaines, 4p, Pedersen-14.497; 35. Gary Taylor, 4G, Cook-14.515; 36. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-14.568; 37. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-14.613; 38. Logan Hupp, 94, Hupp-14.618; 39. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-14.730; 40. David Applegate, 11D, Applegate-14.800; 41. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-14.818; 42. Michael Fischesser, 4F, Fischesser-15.065; 43. Adam Cruea, 83x, Cruea-15.084; 44. Ted Hines, 12, Hines-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps - no pojnts) 1. Andretti, 2. Windom. 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Cottle, 5. Weir, 6. Stockon, 7. Short, 8. Cockrum, 9. Boespflug, 10. Moore, 11. Hery.

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps - no points) 1. Leary, 2. Clayton, 3. Clauson, 4. Schuerenberg, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Roa, 7. Gaines, 8. Fischesser, 9. Simon, 10. Hupp, 11. Meseraull. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps - no points) 1. Thomas, 2. Ballou, 3. Coons, 4. Bacon, 5. Jarrett, 6. Moffatt, 7. J.Vander Weerd, 8. Courtney, 9. Smith, 10. Cruea, 11. Taylor. NT

BALANCE OF EVENT RAINED OUT

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NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,160, 2-Darland-1,157, 3-Stanbrough-1,070, 4-Clauson-1,066, 5-Stockon-1,041, 6-Tracy Hines-999, 7-Grant-970, 8-Windom-927, 9-Schuerenberg-909, 10-Leary-802.

NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Darland-188, 2-Windom-186, 3-Grant-184, 4-Clauson-164, 5-Stanbrough-163, 6-Bacon-162, 7-Stockon-152, 8-Tracy Hines-149, 9-Ballou & Schuerenberg-141.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 16- Terre Haute (IN) Action Track - 27th Indiana Sprint Week"

 

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

July 12, 2014 - Queen Creek, Arizona - Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Bob Ream Jr., (#22B Weber), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 6, Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey, 2. Tye Mihocko, 3. Josh Shipley, 4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Andy Reinbold, 7. Matt Rossi, 8. Tom Ogle, 9. Mark Morin, 10. Michael Curtis, 11. Dennis Gile, 12. Shon Deskins, 13. Bruce St. James, 14. Mike Martin, 15. Brian Hosford, 16. Nick Aiuto, 17. Corey Hurley, 18. Bob Ream Jr., 19. Mike Colegrove. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-23 Davis, Laps 24-29 Shipley, Lap 30 Pelkey.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-663, 2-Davis-645, 3-Pelkey-635, 4-Deskins-547, 5-Martin-505, 6-Rossi-504, 7-Mihocko-492, 8-Colegrove-442, 9-Reinbold-429, 10-St. James-378.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES: July 26 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

July 12, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dylan Nobile, 40, Gerhardt-14.950; 2. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.021; 3. Tom Patterson, 9, Patterson-15.149; 4. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-15.397; 5. Duke Love, 3, Love-15.417; 6. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.463; 7. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-15.492; 8. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.792; 9. Jesse James Burks, 69, Burks-16.066; 10. Courtney Burks, 51, Burks-16.069; 11. Joel Rayborne, 2U, USAC-16.070.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Nobile, 2. Patterson, 3. Love, 4. A.Breidinger, 5. Rayborne. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Buckley, 2. Jessop, 3. Breckenridge, 4. T.Breidinger. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. J.Burks, 2. C.Burks, 3. Rayborne (no points). NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Dylan Nobile, 2. Duke Love, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Shawn Buckley, 5. Tom Patterson, 6. Annie Breidinger, 7. Toni Breidinger, 8. Joel Rayborne, 9. Christine Breckenridge. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Patterson, Laps 4-30 Nobile.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-680, 2-T.Breidinger-480, 3-Breckenridge-426, 4-Raybourne-397, 5-A.Breidinger-381, 6-Nobile-360, 7-Jessop-319, 8-Patterson-277, 9-Jeff Kelley-259, 10-Michael Faneli-200.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-735, 2-T,Breidinger-480, 3-Breckenridge-426, 4-Raybourne-397, 5-Ashley Hazelton-382, 6-A.Breidinger-381, 7-Jessop-376, 8-Nobile-360, 9-Patterson-277, 10-Jeff Kelley-259.

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Pavement):August 9 - Madera (CA) Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

 July 12, 2014 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - 27th "Indiana Sprint Week"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.405; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.589; 3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.628; 4. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-12.725; 5. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-12.739; 6. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-12.777; 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-12.824; 8. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.934; 9. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-12.938; 10. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.943; 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-12.959; 12. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-12.959; 13. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-12.977; 14. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-12.999; 15. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.011; 16. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-13.030; 17. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.061; 18. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-13.072; 19. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-13.124; 20. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-13.149; 21. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-13.177; 22. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-13.263; 23. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.280; 24. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.282; 25. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.300; 26. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-13.312; 27. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-13.379; 28. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.397; 29. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.460; 30. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.464; 31. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.483; 32. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-13.488; 33. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-13.528; 34. Mike Terry Jr., 85, Terry-13.535; 35. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-13.545; 36. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-13.647; 37. Ted Hines, 12, Hines-13.654; 38. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-13.705; 39. Kent Schmidt, 5k, Schmidt-13.753; 40. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-13.909; 41. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-13.937; 42. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-13.991; 43. Brody Roa, 91, BR-14.013; 44. Gary Taylor, 4G, Cook-14.039; 45. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-14.139; 46. Adam Byrkett, 78, Byrkett-14.654.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Darland, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Windom, 5. Weir, 6. McGhee, 7. Shuman, 8. Barrow, 9. Smith, 10. Moore, 11. Ted Hines, 12. Cockrum. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Beauchamp, 2. Cottle, 3. Ballou, 4. Bacon, 5. Grant, 6. Leary, 7. Simon, 8. Spencer, 9. Andretti, 10. Hery, 11. Terry, 12. Byrkett. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clayton, 2. Stockon, 3. Clauson, 4. Thomas, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Coons, 7. Gurley, 8. Farney, 9. Schmidt, 10. Roa, 11. J.Vander Weerd,

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Short, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Westfall, 4. Meseraull, 5. Boespflug, 6. Jarrett, 7. Courtney, 8. Taylor, 9. Briscoe, 10. Dakus, 11. Waugh.

QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps) 1. Simon, 2. Dakus, 3. Roa, 4. Taylor, 5. J.Vander Weerd, 6. Barrow, 7. Hery, 8. Schmidt, 9. Terry.

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Grant, 3. Courtney, 4. Leary, 5. Coons, 6. Weir, 7. Spencer, 8. Shuman, 9. R.Vander Weerd, 10. Andretti, 11. Farney, 12. Taylor, 13. Cockrum, 14. Jarrett, 15. Roa, 16. Dakus, 17. Gurley, 18. Briscoe, 19. McGhee, 20. Simon. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 7. Robert Ballou, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Thomas Meseraull, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Jon Stanbrough,12. Jwerry Coons Jr., 13. Brady Short, 14. Chase Stockon,15. Tyler Courtney, 16. Tracy Hines, 17. Richard Vander Weerd, 18. Scotty Weir, 19. Chad Boespflug, 20. Shane Cockrum, 21. Jarett Andretti, 22. Daron Clayton, 23. Brent Beauchamp, 24. Matt Westfall, 25. Shane Cottle. NT

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**Moore flipped during the first heat. Gurley flipped during the semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Thomas, Laps 6-30 Darland.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,100, 2-Darland-1,094, 3-Stanbrough-1,010, 4-Clauson-1,001, 5-Stockon-975, 6-Hines-938, 7-Grant-910, 8-Windom-867, 9-Schuerenberg-849, 10-Leary-742.

NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Windom-126, 2-Darland-125, 3-Grant-124, 4-Stanbrough-103, 5-Bacon-102, 6-Clauson-99, 7-Hines-88, 8-Stockon-86, 9-Ballou & Schuerenberg-81.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 13- Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway - 27th Indiana Sprint Week"

 

 

HPD USAC MIDWEST DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

July 11, 2014 - Gas City, Indiana - Gas City I-69 Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Patrick Bruns, 83, Bruns-13.961; 2. Adam Thomason, 74, Thomason-14.075; 3. Austin Nemire, 91, Nemire/Yager-14.194; 4. John Heydenreich, 22, Givens-15.147; 5. Jacob Taylor, 11, USAC-16.108; 6. Bill Kriegbaum, 12, Kriegbaum-16.136.

HEAT RACE: (8 Laps) 1. Bruns, 2. Heydenreich, 3. Nemire, 4. Thomason, 5. Taylor, 6. Kriegbaum. NT

FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Patrick Bruns, 2. Austin Nemire, 3. Adam Thomason, 4. John Heydenreich, 5. Jacob Taylor, 6. Bill Kriegbaum. 4:45.35

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Nemire, Laps 4-5 Thomason, Laps 6-7 Nemire, Laps 8-20 Bruns.

NEW HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Nemire-250, 2-B.Kriegbaum-159, 3-Heydenreich-130, 4-Thomason-64, 5-Alex Watson-63, 6-Taylor-54.

NEXT HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE:July 26 - Plymouth (IN) Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

July 11, 2014 - Gas City, Indiana - Gas City I-69 Speedway - 27th "Indiana Sprint Week"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.093; 2. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-12.114; 3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.159; 4. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-12.196; 5. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-12.268; 6. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-12.269; 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-12.276; 8. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-12.303; 9. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-12.328; 10. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-12.349; 11. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-12.357; 12. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-12.389; 13. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-12.397; 14. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-12.423; 15. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-12.441; 16. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.449; 17. Jimmy Light, 23, Two-Time-12.452; 18. Adam Byrkett, 78, Byrkett-12.493; 19. Robert Ballou, 12x, Mallou-12.495; 20. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-12.500; 21. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-12.503; 22. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-12.533; 23. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-12.577; 24. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.595; 25. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-12.603; 26. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-12.610; 27. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-12.616; 28. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-12.633; 29. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-12.633; 30. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-12.634; 31. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-12.637; 32. Travis Welpott, 18W, Welpott-12.640; 33. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.645; 34. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-12.648; 35. Ted Hines, 12, Hines-12.668; 36. Mike Gass, 17G, Gass12.716; 37. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-12.734; 38. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-12.818; 39. A.J. Hopkins, 14H, Hopkins-12.867; 40. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-12.886; 41. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-12.911; 42. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-12.937; 43. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-12.985; 44. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-12.998; 45. Mike Terry Jr., 85, Terry-13.059; 46. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-13.133; 47. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.166; 48. Kent Schmidt, 5k, Schmidt-13.174; 49. Gary Taylor, 4G, Cook-13.373; 50. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-13.376; 51. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-13.447; 52. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-NT; 53. Randy Johns, 27K, Johns-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Coons, 2. Darland, 3. Cockrum, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Cottle, 6. Leary, 7. Jarrett, 8. Light, 9. Meseraull, 10. Terry, 11. Bland, 12. Hery. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Short, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Windom, 4. Weir, 5. McGhee, 6. Andretti, 7. Spencer, 8. Moore, 9. Westfall, 10. Jackson. 11. Byrkett, 12. J.Vander Weerd. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Smith, 3. Stockon, 4. R.Vander Weerd, 5. Hopkins, 6. Bacon, 7. Ted Hines, 8. Dakus, 9. Clayton, 10. Schmidt, 11. Shuman, 12. Courtney. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Boespflug, 3. Grant, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Gurley, 6. Briscoe, 7. Thomas, 8. Taylor, 9. Farney, 10. Gass, 11. Roa, 12. Welpott.

QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps) 1. Cottle, 2. Westfall, 3. Hopkins, 4. Briscoe, 5. Roa, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Taylor, 8. Schmidt, 9. Terry, 10. Dakus, 11. Barrow, 12. Ted Hines, 13. Gass, 14. Waugh, 15. Jarrett, 16. Simon. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon., 2. Spencer, 3. Thomas, 4. Meseraull, 5. Cottle, 6. Light, 7. McGhee, 8. Westfall, 9. Byrkett, 10. Andretti, 11. Clayton, 12. Farney, 13. Gurley, 14. Briscoe, 15. Leary, 16. Welpott, 17. Hopkins, 18. Bland, 19. Courtney, 20. Shuman. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Shane Cockrum, 8. Dave Darland, 9. Jimmy Light, 10. Bryan Clauson, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Brady Short, 13. Richard Vander Weerd, 14. Robert Ballou, 15. Shane Cottle, 16. Kevin Thomas, Jr. 17. Thomas Meseraull, 18. Hunter Schuerenberg, 19. Jarett Andretti, 20. Josh Spencer, 21. C.J. Leary, 22. Gary Taylor, 23. Mark Smith, 24. Chad Boespflug, 25. Scotty Weir. NT

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**Terry flipped during the first heat. Bland flipped during the semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Stanbrough.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,051, 2-Darland-1,021, 3-Stanbrough-972, 4-Clauson & Stockon-943, 6-Tracy Hines-909, 7-Grant-849, 8-Windom-806, 9-Schuerenberg-792, 10-Leary-708.

NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Stanbrough & Windom-65, 3-Grant-63, 4-Tracy Hines-59, 5-Stockon-54, 6-Bacon-53, 7-Darland-52, 8-Cockrum-48, 9-Clauson-41, 10-Coons-39.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 12- Kokomo (IN) Speedway - 27th "Indiana Sprint Week

 

 

R.J. JOHNSON LEADS USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO ARIZONA SPEEDWAY

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – JULY 9, 2014... This Saturday, July 12th, the cars and stars of the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will clash at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. Located within ET Motopark, the eleventh point race will also showcase Pure Stocks, Super Stocks, Mod Lites, and the Robert Horne Ford Bombers. The Front Gates will open at 5:15pm and Racing is scheduled for 8:00pm.

Saturday’s race will be the fourth of six dates at fast 1/3-mile facility. Defending champion R.J. Johnson won the April 12th “Spring Fling” and the June 7th point race. On May 10th, five-time state champion “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. claimed the 30-lap “Mother’s Day Race.” While Johnson leads all drivers with five triumphs at Arizona Speedway, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin won the series debut on April 13, 2013.

Heading to Queen Creek, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix holds a twenty-one point advantage over the competition. Returning from two nights with USAC/CRA in California, the driver of Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman ran sixth at Prescott Valley on June 28th. To date, Johnson has four main event wins, five heat race victories, one hard charger award, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 89 feature laps led. R.J. have his sights on his series leading 16th main event win and continuing his bid for another title.

After winning his third feature of the year at Prescott Valley, Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. has climbed to second in the point chase. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis has nine heat race victories, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 79 feature laps led on the season. “Chargin” Charles will be looking for his tenth SouthWest triumph and gaining valuable championship points.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria ranks third in the championship point standings. Racing Robbie and Gaye Allen’s 12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey scored ninth in the Prescott Valley main event. Currently, the 1997 ASCA Champion has two feature wins, three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 53 feature laps led. Josh will have his sights on his fourth series victory and the $1,500 payday at Queen Creek.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins is fourth in the USAC SouthWest point standings. Like Johnson, the driver of the #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike returned from two nights in California with USAC/CRA. The veteran racer placed seventh at Prescott Valley and has one feature win, four heat race victories, and eleven top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led in 2014. This Saturday, Shon will be looking for his second SouthWest victory and adding the winning trophy to his collection.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma sits fifth in the chase for the championship. Racing his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin scored third at Prescott Valley. To date, the former “Hall of Fame Classic Winner” has five heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, ten top-10 finishes, and one feature lap led. “The Magic” Man will have his sights on his first victory of the year and returning to victory circle at Arizona Speedway.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Matt Rossi, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Mike Colegrove, Andy Reinbold, Nick Aiuto, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Michael Curtis, Brian Hosford, Stevie Sussex, Josh Shipley, Tom Ogle, Mike Bonneau, Chris Bonneau, Mark Morin, Dennis Gile, and more.

Arizona Speedway is located within ET Motopark at 47346 N. Ironwood Road in Queen Creek, Arizona. To get to the track, exit Ironwood Drive on US 60, then head four miles south. Adult Tickets are $15, Senior Tickets are $12, Kids Tickets (11-7) are $5, and Children 6 and under are FREE. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). ----------------------------------------------- QUEEN CREEK USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT WINS: 5-R.J. Johnson, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 1- Mike Martin.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-607, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-586, 3. Josh Pelkey-569, 4. Shon Deskins-513, 5. Mike Martin-476, 6. Matt Rossi-454, 7. Tye Mihocko-430, 8. Mike Colegrove-421, 9. Andy Reinbold-378, 10. Nick Aiuto-348, 11. Bruce St. James-347, 12. Michael Curtis-339, 13. Brian Hosford-291, 14. Stevie Sussex-271, 15. Josh Shipley-268, 16. Tom Ogle-247, 17. Mike Bonneau-242, 18. Chris Bonneau-225, 19. Mark Morin-170, 20. Dennis Giles-152.

 

 

RICHARD VANDER WEERD CLAIMS SANTA MARIA’S “DOUG FORT MEMORIAL”

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – JULY 6, 2014... Powering past Terry Nichols on lap 11, Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd claimed Saturday’s “Party at the Coast” / “Doug Fort Memorial” at Santa Maria Speedway. For Vander Weerd, the 30-lap triumph was his first career Honda USAC Western Midget victory. Ronnie Gardner, Shannon McQueen, Heath Duinkerken, and Randi Pankratz followed Richard to the checkered flags.

Racing Mike Sala’s #19 Vander Weerd Construction / Weldway Inc. Spike, Richard Vander Weerd charged from seventh to claim the main event win. Earlier in the program, the 2011 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Champion qualified tenth out of the twenty cars in the pit area and won the night’s first 8-lap heat race. Richard also raced in the companion USAC/CRA Sprint Car main event and scored a tenth place finish.

Ronnie Gardner of Norco raced from thirteenth to take second in the “Party at the Coast.” Driving the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner was fourth quick in time trials and scored seventh in his heat race. Heading to Lemoore on July 19th, the defending champion is third in the overall points and second in the dirt series with two fast time awards, four top-10 finishes, and 12 feature laps led.

Tehachapi’s Shannon McQueen ran third in the “Doug Fort Memorial” after starting fifth. Piloting the McQueen Racing #7 Lucas Oil / Simpson Race Products Spike, McQueen qualified seventh overall and ran second to Randi Pankratz in her heat race. To date, the 2012 Champion is seventh in the overall points and fifth in the dirt series with two top-10 finishes on the season.

Heath Duinkerken of Laton made his first start of the season and placed fourth in the Santa Maria feature. Racing Steve Watt’s #81 Christian Stover Foundation / Steve Watt Enterprises Stealth, Duinkerken was sixth fast in time trials and placed fourth in his heat race.

Atascadero’s Randi Pankratz scored fifth in the “Party at the Coast” after starting eleventh. Driving the Wally Pankratz owned #8 HASA Pool Products / Trench Shoring Edmunds, Randi qualified seventeenth overall and won the program’s second 8-lap heat race.

Scott Pierovich of Alamo earned his first fast time award of the 2014 campaign. Piloting the family owned #35 Mid-Coast Trans / Good Guys Spike, Pierovich ran third in his heat race and scored eighteenth in the main event. The veteran driver ranks ninth in both the overall and dirt series points with one heat race win and one top-10 finish on the season.

Orange’s Jarid Blondel earned his first “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with an eighth place run from twentieth. Racing his #98 G&J Aircraft / Repair Service Edmunds, Blondel was twentieth quick in time trials and scored sixth in his heat race. The overall series point leader sits third in the dirt standings with five top-10 finishes in the campaign.

“The Wild Child” Chris Ennis of Bakersfield took the victory in the program’s third 8-lap heat race. Driving the family owned #86 Sidewaze Designs / Young’s Commercial Trucking Spike, Ennis qualified eighteenth overall and claimed thirteenth in the main event. To date, the 2001 Co-Rookie of the Year is tenth in the overall points and sixth in the dirt series with one hard charger award and two top-10 finishes in 2014.

This Saturday, July 12th, the Honda USAC Western Midgets will tackle the pavement of Madera Speedway for the annual “Gerhardt Classic.” Located on the Madera County Fairgrounds in Madera, California, the co-sanctioned BCRA Midget showcase will also feature the Super Modified vs. Wing Sprints, USAC HPD Midgets, BCRA Vintage Cars, Vintage Super Modifieds, and the Twisted Tea Modifieds. For more information, visit www.racemadera.com or call 559.673.RACE.

The Honda USAC Western Dirt Midgets will invade Lemoore Raceway for the first time in series history on July 26th. Located in Lemoore, California at 1750 Highway 41 (at the corner of Highway 41 and Idaho Avenue), the event will also feature Micro Sprints. For more information, visit www.lemooreraceway.com or call 559.924.2536.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Rugged Radios, VanLare Steering Repair, and Western Performance Parts for their support. In addition, series officials would like to thank VanLare Steering Repair for sponsoring Santa Maria’s “Party at the Coast.”

For more information on the series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). -------------------------------------------------------------- HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS: July 5, 2014 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Speedway – “Party at the Coast” / “Doug Fort Memorial”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-15.463; 2. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-15.707; 3. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-15.740; 4. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8- 15.796; 5. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-15.937; 6. Heath Duinkerken, 81, Watt-16.004; 7. Tyler Dolacki, 99, Hokanson-16.042; 8. Terry Nichols, 45, Nichols-16.055; 9. Bruce Douglass, 31, Douglass-16.123; 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 19, Sala-16.248; 11. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-16.258; 12. Johnathon Henry, 17, Nichols-16.420; 13. Danny Ebberts, 5, Van Dyne-16.446; 14. Terre Rothweiler, 10, Walker-16.460; 15. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-16.511; 16. Michelle Decker, 7D, McQueen-16.550; 17. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-16.754; 18. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-17.355; 19, Ricky Shelton, 71, Full Circle-17.507; 20. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-19.980.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Danny Ebberts, 3. Scott Pierovich, 4. Michelle Decker, 5. Ricky Shelton, 6. Tyler Dolacki, 7. Ronnie Gardner. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Wally Pankratz, 2. Shannon McQueen, 3. Kyle Smith, 4. Terry Nichols, 5. Terre Rothweiler, 6. Jarid Blondel, 7. Brian Gard. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chris Ennis, 2. Bruce Douglass, 3. Heath Duinkerken, 4. Trey Marcham, 5. Jesse Denome, 6. Johnathon Henry. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd (7th), 2. Ronnie Gardner (13th), 3. Shannon McQueen (5th), 4. Heath Duinkerken (3rd), 5. Randi Pankratz (11th), 6. Brian Gard (14th), 7. Trey Marcham (4th), 8. Jarid Blondel (20th), 9. Jesse Denome (18th), 10. Terry Nichols (2nd), 11. Michelle Decker (10th), 12. Ricky Shelton (19th), 13. Chris Ennis (12th), 14. Johnathon Henry (16th), 15. Tyler Dolacki (15th), 16. Terre Rothweiler (17th), 17. Bruce Douglass (1st), 18. Scott Pierovich (6th), 19. Kyle Smith (8th), 20. Danny Ebberts (9th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Terry Nichols, Laps 11-30 Richard Vander Weerd. HARD CHARGER: Jarid Blondel (18th to 4th)

USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Trey Marcham-254, 2. Ronnie Gardner-236, 3. Jarid Blondel-158, 4. Alex Schutte-157, 5. Shannon McQueen-154, 6. Chris Ennis-127, 7. Sean Dodenhoff-109, 8. Tyler Dolacki-106, 9. Scott Pierovich-101, --. Ricky Shelton-101, 11. Jake Swanson-97, 12. Johnathon Henry-90, 13. Terry Nichols-69, --. Chad Nichols-69, 15. Nick Chivello-62, 16. Terry Goodwin-53, 17. Troy Rutherford-50, ---. Steve Davis-50, 19. Barry Pries Jr.-1.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1. Jarid Blondel-267, 2. Trey Marcham-254, 3. Ronnie Gardner-236, 4. Alex Schutte-210, 5. Chad Nichols-202, 6. Nick Chivello-164, 7. Shannon McQueen-154, 8. Jake Swanson-140, -. Scott Pierovich-140, 10. Chris Ennis-127, 11. Darin Snider-116, 12. Sean Dodenhoff-109, 13. Tyler Dolacki-106, 14. Ricky Shelton-101, 15. Johnathon Henry-90, 16. Terry Nichols-70, 17. Terry Goodwin-53, 18. Troy Rutherford-50, ---. Steve Davis-50, 20. Barry Pries Jr.-1.

 

 

KANSAS WEEK NEXT FOR MIDGETS, 3 WEEKS AWAY;

BELL SWEEPS "PEPSI NATIONALS" AT ANGELL PARK

Kansas is the next stop for the Honda USAC National Midget Series, with races scheduled July 29, August 1 and 3. The July 29 race is the "Chad McDaniel Memorial" race at Beloit and the July 31 and August 2 races comprise two-thirds of this year's "Belleville Midget Nationals" in Belleville, which surround the August 1 USAC Silver Crown race at the Belleville High Banks.

Rico Abreu enters the Kansas swing with a 96-point lead over teammate Christopher Bell in the latest series standings after the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian team "swept" the podium at last weekend's 33rd "Pepsi Midget Nationals" at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc.

Bell captured both 30-lap feature events at Sun Prairie Saturday and Sunday in his Toyota TRD Bullet/Speedway Toyota. Saturday night he led all 30 laps to beat Abreu and Thorson to the line, with Chris Windom and Tracy Hines taking fourth and fifth respectively.

On Sunday, Bell passed Michael Pickens on lap 19 and led the last 12 laps to beat Thorson, Abreu, Windom and Zach Daum, who had escaped a flip during Saturday's feature.

Abreu maintained his incredible streak of "podium" finishes this year with a spirited comeback Sunday. After flipping during his heat race, he came from as far back as 10th in the main event to secure his eighth podium finish in eight starts!

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-609; 2-Christopher Bell-513; 3-Tracy Hines-494; 4-Bryan Clauson-472; 5-Tanner Thorson-445; 6-Chris Windom-387; 7-Zach Daum-357; 8-Andrew Felker-332; 9-Michael Pickens-323; 10-Kevin Thomas-317.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Three Nights-Three Wins!

(Bill W) July 8, 2014 – Fourth of July week received all the fireworks it needed in the form of “Dynamite” Mark Dobmeier. The Grand Forks, North Dakota sprint car ace reeled off three wins in three nights, including a defeat of the World of Outlaws at the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. Other wins came with a $3,000 score at Huset’s last Thursday and win at the hometown River Cities Speedway on Friday. This weekend finds the Lunstra/Dobmeier #13 team at their usual triumvirate of tracks, River Cities, Knoxville Raceway in Iowa and Huset’s, with a possible Thursday stop with the NOSA series at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minnesota.

Last Wednesday at Huset’s, Mark timed in sixth quick with the World of Outlaws. “We qualified in a tough spot to win the heat race,” he says. “We were able to get up to second. There was no chance of the Dash, so that put us starting tenth in the feature. We were running well though. We qualified well and ran well in the heat.”

It didn’t take long to make a charge in the main event. “We kind of got rock’n and rollin’ right away,” says Mark. “We were picking off cars right and left. We had a good car with potential, we just had to find our way through the frontrunners to get there. I knew we had a good car and I kept going at it.”

During his charge, Mark was spurred on by the Huset’s faithful. “We had a yellow and we were sitting in fourth place at the time,” he says. “I could actually hear the roar of the crowd sitting in the car. When there are 10,000 fans there on their feet cheering for you, it gives you a little extra jolt of adrenaline!”

The restart was a good one for Mark. “We were able to pick off (Donny) Schatz right away and got by Kinser,” he says. “We set our sights on (Sammy) Swindell. I knew we were a little better than him, because I got to him in a hurry. I just had to find a way around him. We came to a lapped car and he went to the inside of him, and I went around him on the outside. He spooked the lapped car up so I kind of wedged it through that hole. We made it through that unscathed, but we bent the left rear wheels a bit going for the lead. Fortunately, the tires stayed inflated.”

Another caution set up another double-file restart. “We ended up restarting right beside Sammy, and we had lane choice,” says Mark. “I wasn’t sure which lane to pick. He slid me a couple times from there. He tried one in three and four, and I was able to drive around him and take the lead for good at that point. I thought we were clean sailing, and then the track started taking rubber and the lapped cars got faster and faster. I had to hunker down on the bottom a little bit, and coming out of turn two I was slipping up a bit. I couldn’t hold it down there. On the final lap, Schatz showed me his nose on the backstretch and I was able to hold him off and finish it off. It was definitely an action packed race!”

Mark’s third career win with the Outlaws gave him momentum heading into a special $3,000 to win event on Thursday at Huset’s. “We qualified well (2nd), and started fifth in the feature,” he says. “I got to second behind (Terry) McCarl. He had a fast pace set zipping around the cushion. I could catch him, but I couldn’t do much with him. We had a lapped car towards the end to mix it up a little bit. He made a choice to go to the bottom, and couldn’t quite get by, so I snuck around him on the top.”

The second win in two nights set up his third at River Cities on Friday. “We started in the back of the heat, and we were able to win that,” says Mark. “We started ninth in the feature, and we got to a restart where I was sitting seventh. We were able to hit the top and get around six cars into second, and we got the lead with about ten to go. The track was definitely quite a bit drier than usual. It was just enough to make it work around the top.”

Saturday brought a diversion from the norm. “We tried to go to Knoxville on Saturday, and made it to Brookings, South Dakota before they called the races off,” says Mark. “I did something I hadn’t done in years, and I went to the parent’s lake cabin in northern Minnesota. I kind of surprised everyone there. They hadn’t seen me there in the summer for years. We had fun, and headed for Huset’s the next morning.”

Despite not getting another win, Mark managed a top five at Huset’s on Sunday. “It was a bit on the drier side,” he says of the track. “We qualified fourth and went from fifth to second in the heat. In the feature, we started seventh and ran fourth. It wasn’t a typical Huset’s track. It was gut slick from the top to bottom. You could run the heck out of the top but not gain much ground.”

The Lunstra/Dobmeier team would like to thank Senske and Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Sioux Falls Ford, Steffe’s Auctioneers, Dammer Trucking, ACME Tool, Strong Box and Tire Boss for all their help!

 

 

CODY WILLIAMS WINS SANTA MARIA “PARTY AT THE COAST”

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – JULY 6, 2014... Last Saturday, Corona’s “The Cadillac” Cody Williams scored his first career Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature win at Santa Maria Speedway. Taking the lead from brother Austin on lap 19, “The Cadillac” shook free from all challengers to win the $2,750 “Party at the Coast” / “Doug Fort Memorial.” Mike Spencer, “The Demon” Damion Gardner, Austin Williams, and Bud Kaeding rounded out the top-five drivers.

Racing Jack Jory’s #44 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Cody Williams became the 54th different driver to win a USAC/CRA main event. The former National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Rookie of the Year qualified seventh out of the twenty-six racers in attendance and placed second in his heat race. Heading to Perris on August 16th, “The Cadillac” has climbed to fifth in points with one heat race victory, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, six top-10 finishes, and 15 feature laps led.

Charging from fifth, Mike Spencer of Temecula had gotten close to Williams, but claimed second for the second night in a row. Driving Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer was sixth quick in time trials and took third in his heat race. The five-time champion has tied Nic Faas for second in the standings with one feature win, two heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, nine top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led on the year.

Concord’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner took third in Santa Maria’s “Party at the Coast.” Piloting Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner qualified fifth overall and won the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” heads to Perris with a 111-point lead on the strength of six feature wins, four Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, nine heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 137 feature laps led.

After leading the first 18 laps, Austin Williams of Yorba Linda scored fourth in the “Doug Fort Memorial.” Racing Jack Jory’s #2 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams was tenth fast in time trials and ran fourth in his heat race. The 2009 Rookie of the Year left Santa Maria ranked eighth in the standings with one feature win, one heat race victory, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, five top-10 finishes, and 36 feature laps led in the campaign.

Campbell’s Bud Kaeding earned his first Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a fifth place run from nineteenth. Piloting Junior Bowman’s #29 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Maxim, Kaeding qualified nineteenth overall and finished second to Brody Roa in his heat race. The three-time USAC Silver Crown Champion is looking to make a championship bid with the winged King of the West Sprints.

Jake Swanson of Anaheim earned his second Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award of the campaign. Racing Tom and Laurie Sertich’s #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror / Circle Track Performance Victory, Swanson took sixth in his heat race, won the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main, and placed twelfth in the feature. Heading to Perris, the 2012 Rookie of the Year is ninth in the point chase with one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, five top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led.

Huntington Beach’s Brody Roa won the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Driving Lee and Norma Leonard’s #48 unsponsored Maxim, Roa was sixteenth fast in time trials and raced to eleventh in the main event after starting sixteenth. The former Wagsdash Champion left Santa Maria ranked seventh in the points with four heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and six top-10 finishes on the season.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda raced to victory in the Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. Piloting his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell qualified eighteenth overall and scored eighteenth in the main event. The 2-time “Salute to Indy” winner is currently sixth in the USAC/CRA point standings with one feature win, two heat race victories, six top-10 finishes, and 35 feature laps led.

Hanford’s Connor Kassik earned the night’s Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror Award. Racing the family owned #26 Hanford Toyota / Verdegal Bros. DRC with 360 power, Kassik was twenty-sixth fast in time trials, ran seventh in his heat race, and finished eleventh in the semi-main. The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Rookie of the Year contender missed the transfer to the main event.

Luke Boles of Goleta was the highest ranked 360 entry with a thirteenth place finish at the “Party at the Coast” Earning an extra $200 in his first USAC/CRA appearance, the driver of the family owned #56A Larry’s Auto Parts / Specialty Tool & Bolt TCR qualified twenty-fourth overall and scored fourth in his heat race.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will return to action on Saturday, August 16th, at Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, the “California Racers Hall of Fame Night” will also showcase the PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Gun Sprints, and the California Lightning Sprints. For more information, visit www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ----------------------------------------------- AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 5, 2014 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Speedway – “Party at the Coast” / “Doug Fort Memorial”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.999; 2. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.489; 3. Dennis Howell, 62, 15.659; 4. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.681; 5. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-15.818; 6. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-15.823; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-15.861; 8. Gary Taylor, 04G, Cook-15.874; 9. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-15.894; 10. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-15.969; 11. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.017; 12. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.028; 13. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.081; 14. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.160; 15. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-16.171; 16. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-16.206; 17. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-16.251; 18. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.278; 19. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-16.288, 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-16.380; 21. Danny Faria Jr., 2F, Bowman-16.455; 22. Shon Deskins, 4X, Deskins-16.529; 23. Hobie Conway, 3K, Kruseman-16.537; 24. Luke Boles, 56A, Boles-16.555; 25. James Herrera, 16J, Jones-17.689; 26. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-17.689.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Brody Roa, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Cody Williams, 4. Austin Williams, 5. Shon Deskins, 6. Jake Swanson, 7. Connor Kassik, 8. D.J. Johnson, 9. R.J. Johnson. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Jace Vander Weerd, 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Rick Hendrix, 5. Gary Taylor, 6. Logan Williams, 7. Chris Gansen, 8. Hobie Conway, 9. James Herrera. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Matt Mitchell, 2. Nic Faas, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Luke Boles, 5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Dennis Howell, 7. Danny Faria Jr., 8. Jeremy Ellertson. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Jake Swanson, 2. Logan Williams, 3. Gary Taylor, 4. R.J. Johnson, 5. D.J. Johnson, 6. Dennis Howell, 7. Ryan Bernal, 8. Chris Gansen, 9. Shon Deskins, 10. Jeremy Ellertson, 11. Connor Kassik, 12. Hobie Conway, 13. James Herrera, 14. Danny Faria Jr. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Cody Williams (4th), 2. Mike Spencer (5th), 3. Damion Gardner (6th), 4. Austin Williams (2nd), 5. Bud Kaeding (19th), 6. Gary Taylor (11th), 7. Shon Deskins (21st), 8. Nic Faas (3rd), 9. Chris Gansen (20th), 10. Richard Vander Weerd (1st), 11. Brody Roa (16th), 12. Jake Swanson (7th), 13. Luke Boles (22nd), 14. Dennis Howell (9th), 15. Rick Hendrix (17th), 16. D.J. Johnson (10th), 17. R.J. Johnson (13th), 18. Matt Mitchell (18th), 19. Jace Vander Weerd (14th), 20. Logan Williams (8th), 21. Ryan Bernal (12th), 22. Jeremy Ellertson (15th). NT --------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Austin Williams, Laps 19.-30 Cody Williams KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Bud Kaeding (19th to 5th)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-714, 2. Nic Faas-603, --. Mike Spencer-603, 4. Richard Vander Weerd-471, 5. Cody Williams-459, 6. Matt Mitchell-456, 7. Brody Roa-446, 8. Austin Williams-444, 9. Jake Swanson-404, 10. Cory Kruseman-381, 11. Logan Williams-295, 12. Gary Taylor-263, 13. Ryan Bernal-251, 14. Jace Vander Weerd-240, 15. Chris Gansen-200, 16. Cody Swanson-187, 17. R.J. Johnson-160, 18. A.J. Bender-156, 19. Ronnie Gardner-155, 20. Rickie Gaunt-139.

 

 

BYRD'S & BCI "PASSING MASTERS AWARD" TOPS LIST

OF LATEST "INDIANA SPRINT WEEK" INCENTIVES

Competitors in this and next week's 27th Annual "Indiana Sprint Week" AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car events continue to be the target of incentive awards, more of which were announced today.

The driver passing the most cars in the seven slated races in nine nights will receive a $500 bonus, courtesy of Jonathan Byrd's & Bryan Clauson, Inc. The "Passing Masters Award" is among awards which join the already-announced Hinchman Checkered Flag Award and ProSource Fast Time and Hard Work Awards (which go to the slowest qualifier earning a feature spot). B & W Auto Mart also will present a $100 cash bonus to the nightly Hard Charger in each of the seven races.

American Racing Ministries has also joined the list, offering their "Perseverance Award," a right rear tire each night to the team earning the final transfer position from the semi-feature to the feature event. A right rear tire will also be awarded to a random feature participant each night, courtesy of Roger & Barb Tapy from Customized Service Trucks.

All of these incentives are on top of the posted purses topping over $150,000 in cash for the ISW series.

A special $10,000 "ISW" point fund will also be distributed to the top drivers in the final point standings.

Also, for the third consecutive year, each car not transferring to the feature will earn $150 at all seven series races.

It all gets under way this Friday with round one at Gas City I-69 Speedway. Kokomo Speedway hosts Saturday's race and Lawrenceburg Speedway in Sunday's venue.

The final four races at Wednesday (July 16) at the Terre Haute Action Track, Thursday (July 17) at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Friday (July 18) at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday (July 19) at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER WINS PERRIS “FIRECRACKER 40”

By Lance Jennings

PERRIS, CA – JULY 6, 2014... “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord continued his winning ways last Friday night at Perris Auto Speedway. The defending Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Champion and current point leader scored the $3,500 “Firecracker 40” triumph in front of a packed house. Fast Qualifier Mike Spencer, Nic Faas, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, and Ryan Bernal followed “The Demon” to the checkered flags.

Racing past Matt Mitchell on the third circuit, Gardner was running away from the field until a flip by Cody Swanson halted the action. On the restart, seventh starting Mike Spencer challenged for the top spot and Gardner shook free by stepping up his pace. As the laps counted down, Damion’s near straightaway advantage began to shrink as he dealt with slower traffic. Spencer looked to capitalize on the opportunity and began to reel in the leader. Gardner had to use some daring moves to cut through the lapped traffic and even bounced his mount off a thick cushion. From there, “The Demon” claimed the annual “Firecracker” victory for the second time in his career.

Driving Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Damion Gardner earned his sixth main event win of the campaign. Qualifying sixth out of the twenty-nine racers in the pit area, the point leader also won the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” left Perris with four Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, eight heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 137 feature laps led.

Temecula’s Mike Spencer pressured Gardner for the lead, but had to settle for second in the “Firecracker 40.” Piloting Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer earned his fourth Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, placed seventh in his heat race, and won the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main. The five-time champion headed to Santa Maria with one feature win, two heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, eight top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led to his credit.

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach claimed third at Perris Auto Speedway after starting sixth. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas was second quick in time trials and took fourth in his heat race. The former USAC Western Midget Champion left Perris with three heat race victories and nine top-10 finishes on the season.

Corona’s “The Cadillac” Cody Williams scored fourth in the 40-lap main event. Driving Jack Jory’s #44 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams qualified seventh overall and placed third in his heat race. “The Cadillac” headed to Santa Maria with one heat race victory, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, five top-10 finishes, and 3 feature laps led.

Hollister’s Ryan Bernal charged to fifth in the “Firecracker 40” after starting twelfth. Piloting Mike Phulps’ #56 Core Power / Metal Works ART, Bernal was twelfth fast in time trials and won the Pyrotect Racing Cells / Weld Racing Heat Race #4. The defending USAC Western Classic Sprint Champion left Perris with two heat race victories and three top-10 finishes in USAC/CRA competition.

Gary Taylor of Snohomish, Washington earned his first Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a twelfth place finish from twenty-second. Racing Gerry Cook’s #04G Lucas Oil / Beaver Stripes RSS, Taylor qualified twenty-fifth overall, ran sixth in his heat race, and took sixth in the semi-main. The versatile driver headed to Santa Maria with one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, three top-10 finishes and 23 feature laps led.

Stockton’s D.J. Johnson won the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Driving the family owned #33 Unique Breeds / Proplant Farm Services Eagle, Johnson was seventeenth quick in time trials and scored eighteenth in the main event. Last season’s USAC Western Classic Sprint Rookie of the Year left Perris with one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win and one top-10 finish with USAC/CRA.

Brody Roa of Huntington Beach won the Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. Piloting the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa qualified eleventh overall and charged to sixth in the feature from eleventh. The former Wagsdash Champion headed to Santa Maria with three heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and six top-10 finishes on the season.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins earned the night’s Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror Award. Piloting his #4X MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry, Deskins was twenty-second fast in time trials, ran fifth in his heat race, and finished seventh in the semi-main. The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car feature winner missed the transfer to the main event.

To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ----------------------------------------------- AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 4, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Firecracker 40”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.814; 2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.900; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-17.025; 4. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-17.048; 5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-17.076; 6. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-17.090; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.097; 8. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.223; 9. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-17.270; 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 10. Vander Weerd-17.282; 11. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.284; 12. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-17.343; 13. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-17.355; 14. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.357; 15. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-17.415; 16. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.500; 17. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-17.605; 18. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.619; 19. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.704; 20. Seth Wilson, 6W, Wilson-17.740; 21. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.940; 22. Shon Deskins, 4X, Deskins-17.975; 23. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.979; 24. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-18.019; 25. Gary Taylor, 04G, Cook-18.211; 26. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-18.377; 27. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.541; 28. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-18.612; 29. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-18.943.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. D.J. Johnson, 2. Cory Kruseman, 3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Jace Vander Weerd, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Gary Taylor, 7. Mike Spencer, 8. Kyle Edwards. 2:59.53

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Nic Faas, 5. Shon Deskins, 6. David Bezio, 7. Jesse Denome. 2:51.54

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Brody Roa, 2. Jake Swanson, 3. Cody Williams, 4. Cody Swanson, 5. Corey Ballard, 6. Logan Williams, 7. Tony Everhart. 2:52.66

PYROTECT RACING CELLS / WELD RACING HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Ronnie Gardner, 3. Matt Mitchell, 4. Seth Wilson, 5. Jeremy Ellertson, 6. Chris Gansen, 7. Rickie Gaunt. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Mike Spencer, 2. Austin Williams, 3. Logan Williams, 4. Rickie Gaunt, 5. David Bezio, 6. Gary Taylor, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Jeremy Ellertson, 9. Corey Ballard, 10. Kyle Edwards, 11. Chris Gansen, 12. Tony Everhart. 3:42.16

FEATURE: (40 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Damion Gardner (4th), 2. Mike Spencer (7th), 3. Nic Faas (6th), 4. Cody Williams (3rd), 5. Ryan Bernal (12th), 6. Brody Roa (11th), 7. Richard Vander Weerd (10th), 8. Cory Kruseman (13th), 9. Josh Pelkey (1st), 10. Jake Swanson (5th), 11. Austin Williams (9th), 12. Gary Taylor (22nd), 13. David Bezio (14th), 14. R.J. Johnson (18th), 15. Ronnie Gardner (16th), 16. Seth Wilson (20th), 17. Logan Williams (19th), 18. D.J. Johnson (17th), 19. Chris Gansen (23rd), 20. Rickie Gaunt (8th), 21. Jace Vander Weerd (21st), 22. Cody Swanson (15th), 23. Matt Mitchell (2nd). NT --------------------------- **Matt Mitchell and Cody Swanson flipped during the feature. **Chris Gansen used a provisional.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Matt Mitchell, Laps 3-40 Damion Gardner. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Gary Taylor (22nd to 12th)

 

 

GAS CITY, ANDERSON (SC), VISALIA, KENLY & MADERA HPDs;

RANKINE TRIUMPHS AT TOLEDO, GOETZ WINS AT ELMA

Participants in USAC's Midwest, Eastern and Western HPD Midget series will compete this week, with five races on tap in four states.

Patrick Bruns leads the Midwest contingent to Friday's race at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway, while Scott Hunter is the "hunted" point leader going into races at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway Friday and Southern National Motorsports in Kenly, N.C. Saturday. Cory Elliott leads the Western Dirt series into Friday's race at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif. and Shawn Buckley is the lead in the Western Pavement series going into Saturday's "Gerhardt Classic" race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway.

Ross Rankine of Avon, Ind. recorded the first USAC HPD Midget feature victory for the new Honda engine Wednesday night at Toledo Speedway. He took the lead from Tate Martz on the fourth lap and led the last 37 laps to win the 40-lapper over fast qualifier Austin Nemire, Martz, Anthony McCune and Adam Thomason.

USAC HPD Washington Midget point leader Chase Goetz of Snohomish, Wash. scored his fifth feature victory of the season Saturday night at Grays Harbor Raceway. He led all 25 laps to beat Dougie James, Garrett Thomas, Chance Crum and Jeremy Miller. Award winners included Crum (High Performance Award), Goetz (JOES Racing Move of the Night), Johanson (K & N Sportsman Award), Thomas (Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame Fast Time and SpeedMart Hard Charger) and Hartman, (Elma Lanes Pill Pick).

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-506, 2-Chance Crum-426, 3-Garrett Thomas-419, 4-Dougie James-412, 5-Michael Vollbrecht-376, 6-Hannah Lindquist-354, 7-Todd Hartman-296, 8-Tristin Thomas-276, 9-Jeremy Miller-249, 10-Ariel Biggs-239.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Austin Nemire-498, 2-Adam Thomason-352, 3-Calvin Carroll-300, 4-Nikki Carroll-273, 5-Steve Myers-236, 6-Jacob Stickle-220, 7-Jack Cross-208, 8-Blaine Leydig-131, 9-Tate Martz-128, 10-Scott Hunter-69.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Patrick Bruns-207, 2-Austin Nemire-183, 3-Aaron Schuck-129, 4-Bill Kriegbaum-110, 5-John Heydenreich-69, 6-Alex Watson-63.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-616, 2-Toni Breidinger-430, 3-Christine Breckenridge-383, 4-Joel Rayborne-354, 5-Annie Breidinger-331, 6-Dylan Nobile-286, 7-Jeff Kelley-259, 8-Cody Jessop-258, 9-Tom Patterson-218, 10-Ashley Hazelton-197.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-616, 2-Toni Breidinger-430, 3-Christine Breckenridge-383, 4-Joel Rayborne-354, 5-Annie Breidinger-331, 6-Ashley Hazelton-322, 7-Cody Jessop-315, 8-Dylan Nobile-286, 9-Jeff Kelley-259, 10-Tom Patterson-218.

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Cory Elliott-147, 2-Ashley Hazelton-125, 3-Marvin Mitchell-124, 4-Randi Pankratz-69, 5-Wally Pankratz-64, 6-Cody Jessop-57, 7-Jesse James Burks-54, 8-Dahne Lynn McKay-1.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-489, 2-Calvin Carrol-436, 3-Chris Lamb-416, 4-Tyler Corriher-364, 5-Nikki Carroll-356, 6-Blaine Leydig-295, 7-Jessica Bean-241, 8-Fletcher Wulff-277, 9-Matt Lundstrom-173, 10-Eric Lewis-112.

 

 

CRA "OFF" UNTIL AUGUST 16 AT PERRIS;

GARDNER WINS FIRECRACKER 40, CODY WILLIAMS #1 AT SANTA MARIA

Damion Gardner can rest on his 111-point AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car point lead for a while, as the series takes a hiatus until August 16 when it returns to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Gardner leads five-time champ Mike Spencer after Gardner's victory last Friday at Perris and Cody Williams' victory Saturday at Santa Maria, Calif.

Gardner, of Concord, Calif., scored his 30th career victory at Perris Friday night in the "Firecracker 40." He got by Matt Mitchell on lap three and led the rest of the way in his Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike. Spencer ended up second at the checkered flag ahead of Nic Faas, Cody Williams and Ryan Bernal.

Williams, of Yorba Linda, Calif., snatched the lead away from his brother Austin on the 19th lap and led the final 30 laps of Saturday night's Party at the Coast/"Doug Fort Memorial" at Santa Maria Speedway. Trailing him were Spencer, Gardner, Austin Williams and Bud Kaeding. Cody piloted the John Jory AMA Plastics/Persall Masonry Spike/Shaver to his first-ever victory in the USAC/CRA series!

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-714, 2-Mike Spencer-603, 3-Nic Faas-603, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-471, 5-Cody Williams-459, 6-Matt Mitchell-456, 7-Brody Roa-446, 8-Austin Williams-444, 9-Jake Swanson-404, 10-Cory Kruseman-381.

 

 

SOUTHWEST POINT BATTLE CONTINUES AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY

The all-time lead in terms of USAC feature victories in the state of Arizona continues to be tossed back and forth like a football and this Saturday night's race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek could see another "handoff" of sorts.

Series point leader R.J. Johnson has 15 career Arizona wins, while series runner-up Charles Davis Jr. has 14. They have accounted for six of the last eight Southwest Sprint wins, each grabbing three. They also have split the two races so far at Queen Creek!

Only Shon Deskins and Josh Pelkey have interrupted their victory streak lately. Pelkey stands third and Deskins fourth in the most recent point tally.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-607, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-586, 3-Josh Pelkey-569, 4-Shon Deskins-513, 5-Mike Martin-476, 6-Matt Rossi-454, 7-Tye Mihocko-430, 8-Mike Colegrove-421, 9-Andrew Reinbold-378, 10-Nick Aiuto-348.

 

 

SCHRADER AT BEAR RIDGE SATURDAY!

Ken Schrader, USAC's 1982 Silver Crown and 1983 National Sprint Car Champion, will compete in Saturday night's USAC DMA Midget event at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. as part of Media Appreciation Night. Ken will be driving for well-known Northeast car owner Bobby Seymour.

"This is a great opportunity for the fans to see one of the best drivers in the country compete at their home track" noted Mark Hann who handles the public relations and marketing for the series. Hann went on to state that "Ken is a true racer who runs at tracks all over the country so to have him come to Bear Ridge Speedway and race with the USAC Dirt Midget Association is great for the track, the series and especially the race fans."

The racing action begins at 6:00 pm at Vermont's fastest dirt oval. To learn more about the USAC Dirt Midget Association, please visit the series website at http://dmaracing.org.

Adam Pierson leads the series into Saturday's action, 57 points ahead of Josh Sunn in the latest standings after scoring four wins in the first five races of 2014.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-397, 2-Josh Sunn-340, 3-Joe Krawiec-301, 4-Scott Holcomb-295, 5-Scott Viets-276, 6-Ray Miller-260, 7-Adam Whitney-249, 8-Jeff Champagne-246, 9-Mike Chaffee-216, 10-Timothy Gallant-190.

 

 

KANSAS WEEK NEXT FOR DIRT MIDGETS, 3 WEEKS AWAY;

BELL SWEEPS "PEPSI NATIONALS" AT ANGELL PARK

Kansas is the next stop for the Honda USAC National Midget Series, with races scheduled July 29, August 1 and 3. The July 29 race is the "Chad McDaniel Memorial" race at Beloit and the August 1 and 3 races comprise two-thirds of this year's "Belleville Midget Nationals" in Belleville, which surround the August 2 USAC Silver Crown race at the Belleville High Banks.

Rico Abreu enters the Kansas swing with a 96-point lead over teammate Christopher Bell in the latest series standings after the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian team "swept" the podium at last weekend's 33rd "Pepsi Midget Nationals" at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc.

Bell captured both 30-lap feature events at Sun Prairie Saturday and Sunday in his Toyota TRD Bullet/Speedway Toyota. Saturday night he led all 30 laps to beat Abreu and Thorson to the line, with Chris Windom and Tracy Hines taking fourth and fifth respectively.

On Sunday, Bell passed Michael Pickens on lap 19 and led the last 12 laps to beat Thorson, Abreu, Windom and Zach Daum, who had escaped a flip during Saturday's feature.

Abreu maintained his incredible streak of "podium" finishes this year with a spirited comeback Sunday. After flipping during his heat race, he came from as far back as 10th in the main event to secure his eighth podium finish in eight starts!

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-609; 2-Christopher Bell-513; 3-Tracy Hines-494; 4-Bryan Clauson-472; 5-Tanner Thorson-445; 6-Chris Windom-387; 7-Zach Daum-357; 8-Andrew Felker-332; 9-Michael Pickens-323; 10-Kevin Thomas-317.

 

 

MADERA'S "GERHARDT CLASSIC" SATURDAY;

VANDER WEERD A SURPRISE SANTA MARIA MIDGET WINNER

The "Gerhardt Classic" unfolds this Saturday at Madera (Calif.) Speedway, co-sanctioned by USAC and BCRA, and drivers Chad Nichols and Jarid Blondel will be out to protect point leads in the respective Honda USAC Western Midget standings.

Nichols leads the pavement points while Blondel sits atop the overall Western Midget standings. Nichols' lead is 17 points over Darin Snider, while Blondel has a 13-point lead over Trey Marcham in the overall tally.

Sprint car veteran Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, Calif. raced to victory in Saturday night's 30-lap Honda USAC Western Midget race at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway. He passed Terry Nichols on lap 11 of the Party at the Beach/"Doug Fort Memorial" and led the final 20 laps in the Sala Racing Vander Weerd Construction/Battery Worx Spike/Chevy. Ronnie Gardner finished second ahead of Shannon McQueen, Heath Duinkerken, and Randi Pankratz.

Snider and Cody Gerhardt have accounted for the two USAC victories so far this year at Madera Speedway. There have been 60 total USAC Midget races at the one-third-mile paved oval, dating back to Sleepy Tripp's victory in 1976.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Pavement Standings: 1-Chad Nichols-133, 2-Darin Snider-116, 3-Jarid Blondel-109, 4-Nick Chivello-102, 5-Alex Schutte-53, 6-Jake Swanson-43, 7-Scott Pierovich-39.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings: 1-Trey Marcham-254, 2-Ronnie Gardner-236, 3-Jarid Blondel-158, 4-Alex Schutte-157, 5-Shannon McQueen-154, 6-Chris Ennis-127, 7-Sean Dodenhoff-109, 8-Tyler Dolacki-106, 9-Scott Pierovich-101, 10-Ricky Shelton-101.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Jarid Blondel-267, 2-Trey Marcham-254, 3-Ronnie Gardner-236, 4-Alex Schutte-210, 5-Chad Nichols-202, 6-Nick Chivello-164, 7-Shannon McQueen-154, 8-Jake Swanson-140, 9-Scott Pierovich-140, 10-Chris Ennis-127.

 

 

INDIANA SPRINT WEEK OPENS AT GAS CITY, KOKOMO, LAWRENCEBURG;

COONS TAKES LINCOLN PARK SPRINT WEEK "TUNEUP"

The 27th "Indiana Sprint Week," one of America's most awaited dirt motorsports extravaganzas, is upon us. The first of seven races in nine nights is scheduled this Friday at the Gas City I-69 Speedway and includes, in addition to the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars, the USAC Midwest Dirt HPD Midgets.

"Indiana Sprint Week" continues this Saturday at the Kokomo Speedway and Sunday at the Lawrenceburg Speedway. Subsequent races are Wednesday (July 16) at the Terre Haute Action Track, Thursday (July 17) at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Friday (July 18) at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday (July 19) at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.

Bryan Clauson is the defending champion of "Indiana Sprint Week" and he resides fourth in the latest AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car points. He was also fourth in last Friday night's "Independence Day" race at Lincoln Park.

Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. scored his first USAC feature victory on the campaign at Putnamville, passing Clauson on lap 27 and leading the final four laps in his Crume Evans Insurance/RG Enterprises Spike/Chevy. C.J. Leary took second in another podium performance, followed by Shane Cottle, Clauson and Dave Darland. Darland led the opening lap and Coons led all but one of the remaining 29 laps for the win.

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. has a 29-point lead over Darland in the latest series standings. Jon Stanbrough and Clauson round out the "top-four" entering "Indiana Sprint Week,"

Darland will continue to seek the all-time record for USAC National Sprint Car victories in the seven-race ISW swing. He has 50 career wins, compared to all-time leader Tom Bigelow's 52.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-998, 2-Dave Darland-969, 3-Jon Stanbrough-907, 4-Bryan Clauson-902, 5-Chase Stockon-889, 6-Tracy Hines-850, 7-Justin Grant-786, 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-767, 9-Chris Windom-741, 10-C.J. Leary-695.

 

 

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

July 6, 2014 - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin - Angell Park Speedway - "Pepsi Midget Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.611; 2. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-14.780; 3. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.821; 4. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.880; 5. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-14.891; 6. Spencer Bayston, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-14.910; 7. Michael Pickens, 3F, RFMS-14.910; 8. Garrett Aitken, 32, Aitken-14.911; 9. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-14.921; 10. Tyler Courtney, 2B, Lein-14.945; 11. Austin Brown, 7, KBR-14.983; 12. Jake Blackhurst, 25, Blackhurst-15.000; 13. Parker Price-Miller, 9P, Ronk-15.058; 14. Brady Bacon, 11, Wilke-15.068; 15. Andrew Felker, 11A, Felker-15.122; 16. Bill Balog, 2s, Lein-15.125; 17. Bryan Clauson, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-15.180; 18. Darren Hagen, 56, Hmiel/Wilke-15.193; 19. Seth Motsinger, 2, KBR-15.329; 20. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-15.348; 21. Jerry Coons, Jr., 57, Ecker-15.359; 22. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-15.373; 23. Kevin Olson, 25x, Hardy-15.455; 24. Terry Babb, 88, Babb-15.477; 25. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KBR-15.546.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bell, 2. Balog, 3. Courtney, 4. Pickens, 5. Price-Miller, 6. K. Thomas, 7. Motsinger, 8. Abreu, 9. Chapple. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Bacon, 3. Aitken, 4. Hines, 5. Brown, 6. Windom, 7. T. Thomas, 8. Olson. 2:31.14

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thorson, 2. Felker, 3. Blackhurst, 4. Daum, 5. Coons, 6. Hagen, 7. Bayston, 8. Babb. 2:31.89

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Abreu, 2. Windom, 3. Motsinger, 4. Babb, 5. Bayston, 6. K. Thomas, 7. T. Thomas, 8. Olson, 9. Chapple. 3:00.28

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. Rico Abreu, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Zach Daum, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Tracy Hines, 8. Michael Pickens, 9. Jake Blackhurst, 10. Bill Balog, 11. Jerry Coons, Jr., 12. Tyler Courtney, 13. Bryan Clauson, 14. Tyler Thomas, 15. Andrew Felker, 16. Austin Brown, 17. Garrett Aitken, 18. Parker Price-Miller, 19. Seth Motsinger, 20. Terry Babb, 21. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 22. Spencer Bayston. NT

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**Chapple flipped during Heat 1. Abreu flipped during Heat 1.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Aitken, Laps 2-18 Pickens, Laps 19-30 Bell.

NEW HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-609; 2-Bell-513; 3-Hines-494; 4-Clauson-472; 5-Thorson-445; 6-Windom-387; 7-Daum-357; 8-Felker-332; 9-Pickens-323; 10-K.Thomas-317.

NEXT HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACES: July 29 - Beloit, KS - Solomon Valley Raceway - "Chad McDaniel Memorial"

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

July 5, 2014 - Elma, Washington - Grays Harbor Raceway

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS (drivers not in top-6 in points - No Points): 1. Garrett Thomas, 14, Thomas-16.519; 2. Hannah Lindquist, 3H, Lindquist-16.706, 3. Lance Hallmark, 8H, Hallmark-16.897, 4. Todd Hartman, 21H, Hartman-16.912, 5. Annika Johanson, 27, Johanson-NT.

SCRAMBLE (no points): (6 Laps) 1. Chase Goetz (#91 Goetz), 2. Dougie James (#29 James), 3. Chance Crum (#8 Crum), 4. Jeremy Miller (#46 Miller). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Michael Vollbrecht (#4 Vollbrecht) and Ariel Biggs (#2 Debakker).

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Chase Goetz, 2. Dougie James, 3. Garrett Thomas, 4. Chance Crum, 5. Jeremy Miller, 6. Ariel Biggs, 7. Lance Hallmark, 8. Hannah Lindquist, 9. Todd Hartman, 10. Annika Johanson, 11. Michael Vollbrecht. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Goetz.

NEW USAC 0HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET POINTS: 1-Goetz-506, 2-Crum-426, 3-G.Thomas-419, 4-James-412, 5-Vollbrecht-376, 6-Lindquist-354, 7-Hartman-296, 8-Tristin Thomas-276, 9-Miller-249, 10-Biggs-239.

NEXT USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:August 1 - Deming (WA) Speedway (SE)

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

JJuly 5, 2014 - Santa Maria, California - Santa Maria Speedway - Party at the Coast /"Doug Fort Memorial"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.999; 2. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.489; 3. Dennis Howell, 62, 15.659; 4. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.681; 5. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-15.818; 6. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-15.823; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-15.861; 8. Gary Taylor, 04G, Cook-15.874; 9. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-15.894; 10. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-15.969; 11. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.017; 12. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.028; 13. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.081; 14. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.160; 15. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-16.171; 16. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-16.206; 17. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-16.251; 18. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.278; 19. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-16.288, 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-16.380; 21. Danny Faria Jr., 2F, Bowman-16.455; 22. Shon Deskins, 4X, Deskins-16.529; 23. Hobie Conway, 3K, Kruseman-16.537; 24. Luke Boles, 56A, Boles-16.555; 25. James Herrera, 16J, Jones-17.689; 26. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-17.689.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Kaeding, 3. C.Williams, 4. A.Williams, 5. Deskins, 6. J.Swanson, 7. Kassik, 8. D.J.Johnson, 9. R.J. Johnson. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Hendrix, 5. Taylor, 6. L.Williams, 7. Gansen, 8. Conway, 9. Herrera. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. Faas, 3. Spencer, 4. Boles, 5. Bernal, 6. Howell, 7. Faria, 8. Ellertson. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. J.Swanson, 2. L.Williams, 3. Taylor, 4. R.J.Johnson, 5. D.J.Johnson, 6. Howell, 7. Bernal, 8. Gansen, 9. Deskins, 10. Ellertson, 11. Kassik, 12. Conway, 13. Herrera, 14. Faria. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Cody Williams, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Austin Williams, 5. Bud Kaeding, 6. Gary Taylor, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Nic Faas, 9. Chris Gansen, 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 11. Brody Roa, 12. Jake Swanson, 13. Ryan Bernal, 14. Dennis Howell, 15. Rick Hendrix, 16. D.J. Johnson, 17. R.J. Johnson, 18. Matt Mitchell, 19. Jace Vander Weerd, 20. Logan Williams, 21. Ryan Bernal, 22. Jeremy Ellertson. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 A.Williams, Laps 19-30 C.Williams.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-D.Gardner-714, 2-Spencer-603, 3-Faas-603, 4-R.Vander Weerd-471, 5-C.Williams-459, 6-Mitchell-456, 7-Roa-446, 8-A.Williams-444, 9-J.Swanson-404, 10-Cory Kruseman-381.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:August 16 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway

 

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS:

July 5, 2014 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Speedway – “Party at the Coast” / “Doug Fort Memorial”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-15.463; 2. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-15.707; 3. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-15.740; 4. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8- 15.796; 5. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-15.937; 6. Heath Duinkerken, 81, Watt-16.004; 7. Tyler Dolacki, 99, Hokanson-16.042; 8. Terry Nichols, 45, Nichols-16.055; 9. Bruce Douglass, 31, Douglass-16.123; 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 19, Sala-16.248; 11. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-16.258; 12. Johnathon Henry, 17, Nichols-16.420; 13. Danny Ebberts, 5, Van Dyne-16.446; 14. Terre Rothweiler, 10, Walker-16.460; 15. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-16.511; 16. Michelle Decker, 7D, McQueen-16.550; 17. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-16.754; 18. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-17.355; 19, Ricky Shelton, 71, Full Circle-17.507; 20. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-19.980.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Vander Weerd, 2. Ebberts, 3. Pierovich, 4. Decker, 5. Shelton, 6. Dolacki, 7. Gardner. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Pankratz, 2. McQueen, 3. Smith, 4. Nichols, 5. Rothweiler, 6. Blondel, 7. Gard. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ennis, 2. Douglass, 3. Duinkerken, 4. Marcham, 5. Denome, 6. Henry. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Ronnie Gardner, 3. Shannon McQueen, 4. Heath Duinkerken, 5. Randi Pankratz, 6. Brian Gard, 7. Trey Marcham, 8. Jarid Blondel, 9. Jesse Denome, 10. Terry Nichols, 11. Michelle Decker, 12. Ricky Shelton, 13. Chris Ennis, 14. Johnathon Henry, 15. Tyler Dolacki, 16. Terre Rothweiler, 17. Bruce Douglass, 18. Scott Pierovich, 19. Kyle Smith, 20. Danny Ebberts. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Nichols, Laps 11-30 Vander Weerd.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS:

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:

NEXT USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE: July 26 – Lemoore (CA) Raceway

NEXT USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT RACE: July 12 – Madera (CA) Speedway – “Gerhardt Classic”

 

 

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

July 5, 2014 - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin - Angell Park Speedway - "Pepsi Midget Nationals" - Co-sanctioned by POWRi and Badger

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.559; 2. Michael Pickens, 3F, RFMS-14.568; 3. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-14.637; 4. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.641; 5. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-14.660; 6. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.738; 7. Bryan Clauson, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-14.811; 8. Tyler Courtney, 2B, Lein-14.816; 9. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-14.884; 10. Parker Price-Miller, 9P, Ronk-14.950; 11. Austin Brown, 7, KBR-14.962; 12. Andrew Felker, 11A, Felker-14.975; 13. Kevin Olson, 25x, Hardy-14.980; 14. Bill Balog, 2s, Lein-15.055; 15. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KBR-15.064; 16. Jake Blackhurst, 25, Blackhurst-15.087; 17. Brady Bacon, 11, Wilke-15.152; 18. Garrett Aitken, 32, Aitken-15.161; 19. Seth Motsinger, 2, KBR-15.163; 20. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-15.181; 21. Robbie Ray, 3R, Ray-15.203; 22. Spencer Bayston, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-15.270; 23. Brandon Waelti, 15, Huston-15.276; 24. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-15.318; 25. David Budres, 31, Manic-15.320; 26. Terry Babb, 88, Babb-15.328; 27. Scott Hatton, 4, Hardy-15.368; 28. Jerry Coons, Jr., 57, Ecker-15.423; 29. Katlynn Leer, 77K, Leer-15.450; 30. Darren Hagen, 56, Hmiel/Wilke-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Hines, 3. Daum, 4. Thorson, 5. Ray, 6. Olson, 7. Budres, 8. Leer. 2:31.40

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bell, 2. Bayston, 3. Pickens, 4. Aitken, 5. Balog, 6. Babb, 7. Price-Miller, 8. Hagen. 2:32.20

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. K. Thomas, 3. Windom, 4. Waelti, 5. Brown, 6. Motsinger, 7. Hatton. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. T. Thomas, 2. Abreu, 3. Blackhurst, 4. Coons, 5. Felker, 6. Courtney, 7. Chapple. 2:34.51

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Courtney, 2. Brown, 3. Balog, 4. Felker, 5. Price-Miller, 6. Babb, 7. Olson, 8. Motsinger, 9. Ray, 10. Chapple, 11. Budres, 12. Hatton, 13. Leer. 3:14.88

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Rico Abreu, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Michael Pickens, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9. Tyler Courtney, 10. Parker Price-Miller, 11. Spencer Bayston, 12. Andrew Felker, 13. Jerry Coons, Jr., 14. Jake Blackhurst, 15. Austin Brown, 16. Bill Balog, 17. Garrett Aitken, 18. Seth Motsinger, 19. Kevin Olson, 20. Tyler Thomas, 21. Zach Daum, 22. Terry Babb, 23. Brady Bacon, 24. Brandon Waelti. NT

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**Babb flipped on Lap 3 of the Feature. Daum flipped on Lap 18 of the Feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1-30 Bell.

NEW HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-548; 2-Hines-445; 3-Bell-439; 4-Clauson-437; 5-Thorson-376; 6-Windom-328; 7-Dave Darland-311; 8-Daum-304; 9-K.Thomas-303; 10-Felker-302.

NEXT HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACES: July 6 - Sun Prairie, WI - Angell Park Speedway - "Pepsi Midget Nationals" - - Co-sanctioned by POWRi and Badger

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

July 4, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Firecracker 40”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.814; 2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.900; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-17.025; 4. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-17.048; 5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-17.076; 6. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-17.090; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.097; 8. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.223; 9. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-17.270; 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 10. Vander Weerd-17.282; 11. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.284; 12. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-17.343; 13. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-17.355; 14. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.357; 15. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-17.415; 16. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.500; 17. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-17.605; 18. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.619; 19. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.704; 20. Seth Wilson, 6W, Wilson-17.740; 21. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.940; 22. Shon Deskins, 4X, Deskins-17.975; 23. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.979; 24. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-18.019; 25. Gary Taylor, 04G, Cook-18.211; 26. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-18.377; 27. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.541; 28. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-18.612; 29. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-18.943.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. D.J.Johnson, 2. Kruseman, 3. Pelkey, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. A.Williams, 6. Taylor, 7. Spencer, 8. Edwards. 2:59.53

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. D.Gardner, 2. R.J.Johnson, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Faas, 5. Deskins, 6. Bezio, 7. Denome. 2:51.54

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Roa, 2. J.Swanson, 3. C.Williams, 4. C.Swanson, 5. Ballard, 6. L.Williams, 7. Everhart. 2:52.66

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. R.Gardner, 3. Mitchell, 4. Wilson, 5. Ellertson, 6. Gansen, 7. Gaunt. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. A.Williams, 3. L.Williams, 4. Gaunt, 5. Bezio, 6. Taylor, 7. Deskins, 8. Ellertson, 9. Ballard, 10. Edwards, 11. Gansen, 12. Everhart. 3:42.16

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Nic Faas, 4. Cody Williams, 5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 8. Cory Kruseman, 9. Josh Pelkey, 10. Jake Swanson, 11. Austin Williams, 12. Gary Taylor, 13. David Bezio, 14. R.J. Johnson, 15. Ronnie Gardner, 16. Seth Wilson, 17. Logan Williams, 18. D.J. Johnson, 19. Chris Gansen, 20. Rickie Gaunt, 21. Jace Vander Weerd, 22. Cody Swanson, 23. Matt Mitchell. NT

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**Mitchell and C.Swanson flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Mitchell, Laps 3-40 D.Gardner.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: July 5 – Santa Maria (CA) Speedway – “Party at the Coast” / “Doug Fort Memorial”

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

July 4, 2014 - Putnamville, Indiana - Lincoln Park Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.403; 2. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.594; 3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.607; 4. Max McGhee, 17m, McGhee-12.675; 5. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-12.679; 6. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-12.707; 7. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-12.715; 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-12.716; 9. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-12.722; 10. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.728; 11. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-12.787; 12. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-12.868; 13. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-12.890; 14. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-12.893; 15. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-12.905; 16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.013; 17. Lee Dakus, 21x, Dakus-13.050; 18. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-13.087; 19. Chris Phillips, 6, Phillips-13.154; 20. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-13.259; 21. Mike Terry Jr., 85, Terry-13.320; 22. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-13.345; 23. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-13.556; 24. Matt McDonald, 5m, McDonald-14.130.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clayton, 2. Bacon, 3. Leary, 4. Darland, 5. Andretti, 6. McGhee, 7. Farney. 8. Phillips. 2:11.72

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Coons, 3. Cottle, 4. Ballou, 5. Boespflug, 6. Dakus, 7. Hayden, 8. Shuman. 2:12.54

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Stockon, 3. Clauson, 4. Windom, 5. Hines, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Terry, 8. McDonald. 2:12.91

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Shuman, 3. Dakus, 4. McGhee, 5. Farney, 6. Hayden, 7. Phillips, 8. Terry, 9. McDonald. 2:40.15

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Shane Cottle, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Jon Stanbrough, 7. Chad Boespflug, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Casey Shuman, 11. Chase Stockon, 12. Robert Ballou, 13. Brady Bacon, 14. Daron Clayton, 15. Hunter Schuerenberg, 16. Max McGhee, 17. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 18. Aaron Farney, 19. Jarett Andretti, 20. Lee Dakus, 21. Brian Hayden, 22. Chris Phillips. NT0

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Darland, Laps 2-25 Coons, Lap 26 Clauson, Laps 27-30 Coons.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-998, 2-Darland-969, 3-Stanbrough-907, 4-Clauson-902, 5-Stockon-889, 6-Hines-850, 7-Justin Grant-786, 8-Schuerenberg-767, 9-Windom-741, 10-Leary-695.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 11 - Gas City (IN) I-69 Speedway - 27th "Indiana Sprint Week"

 

 

SANTA MARIA HOSTS USAC WESTERN MIDGET “PARTY AT THE COAST”

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – JULY 2, 2014... After a break in the schedule, the Honda USAC Western Midgets will return to Santa Maria Speedway this Saturday, July 5th. Promoted by Chris Kearns and USAC, “The Party at the Coast” / “Doug Fort Memorial” will also feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and Mini Stocks. The Pit Gate will open at 2:00pm, Spectator Gates will open at 4:30pm. Time Trials at 5:15pm, and Racing at "The West’s Best Short Track" will start at 6:00pm. For an additional $5.00, race fans can watch the show from infield grandstands with food, beverage, and beer stands setup nearby.

Saturday's point race will mark the 31st appearance of the mighty midgets at Santa Maria Speedway. Ron “Sleepy” Tripp, the all-time series leader with 104 victories, won the Santa Maria debut on May 11, 1985 and leads all drivers with six feature wins on the third-mile oval. J.R. Lawson holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 13.667, set on August 26, 1995.

The special event also honors Doug Fort, who built the Santa Maria Speedway. Opening on Sunday, March 31, 1964 with the California Racing Association (CRA) Sprint Cars, Fort continued to serve as owner and promoter until his passing in 1999. During his tenure, Santa Maria Speedway was named the "Best Short Track Operation West of the Mississippi" on two separate occasions and hosted a wide variety of race cars. The famed World of Outlaws, Stock Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Midgets, California Dirt Cars, Late Models, Winged Sprint Cars, and Non-Winged Sprint Cars have battled on the Santa Maria clay.

After claiming the last two dirt main events at Bakersfield and Tulare, Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma sits atop the dirt series and ranks third in the overall points. Driving Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham has one fast time award, one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes, and 24 feature laps led to his credit. Last season’s Rookie of the Year will be looking to extend his point lead and continue his win streak at Santa Maria Speedway.

After setting fast time and running second at Tulare on May 31st, Norco’s Ronnie Gardner has climbed to second in the dirt series and fifth in the overall points. Piloting the Six8 Motorsports #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner has two fast time awards, three top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led on the year. The defending champion will have his sights on his 10th series victory and earning valuable points.

Alex Schutte of Redding sits third in the dirt points and second in the overall series. Racing the Schutte/McElwee #28 Aircraft Electrical Components / Ontario West Spike, Schutte claimed eleventh at Tulare after an early exit. Heading to Santa Maria, the 2010 Champion has three top-10 finishes in the campaign. Alex will be looking for his 3rd Western Midget victory and adding Santa Maria to his win list.

Orange’s Jarid Blondel ranks fourth in the dirt points and is the overall series point leader. Driving his #98 G&J Aircraft / Repair Service Edmunds, Blondel ran tenth at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. At press time, the young driver has four top-10 finishes and will have his sights on making the “Party at the Coast” his first main event victory.

Sean Dodenhoff of Bakersfield has climbed to fifth in the dirt series and tenth in the overall point chase. Racing his #9D Lightning Medical Pro / Torco Oil Spike, Dodenhoff claimed seventh in Tulare’s main event. To date, Sean has recorded two top-10 finishes and 18 feature laps led on the season. The young driver will be looking to earn his first series win at the “Doug Fort Memorial.”

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Jake Swanson, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Shannon McQueen, Tyler Dolacki, Scott Pierovich, Chad Nichols, Ricky Shelton, Johnathon Henry, Nick Chivello, Terry Nichols, Barry Pries Jr., and more.

SCHEDULE CHANGES: The July 19th race at Hanford has been cancelled and will not be made up. The September 27th race scheduled at Visalia’s Plaza Park Raceway has been cancelled. That date has been replaced with a show at Lemoore Raceway on July 26th. Please update your schedules.

Santa Maria Speedway is located 1/4-mile north of the 101/166 interchange at 1900 Hutton Road in Nipomo, California. Adult Tickets are $25, Military and Senior Tickets are $23. For an additional $5, fans can get a wristband for the infield “Fan Experience.” For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.racesantamariaspeedway.com or call (805) 315-2023.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Rugged Radios, and Western Performance Parts for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets).

This Saturday at Santa Maria, VanLare Steering Repair will award certificates for Fast Time, Heat Race Winners, plus 5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th in the main event. Their support is appreciated very much and you can get more information on their Sprint Car & Midget steering repair services by calling 707.481.8000. ----------------------------------------------- USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Trey Marcham-203, 2. Ronnie Gardner-174, 3. Alex Schutte-157, 4. Jarid Blondel-116, 5. Sean Dodenhoff-109, 6. Jake Swanson-97, 7. Chris Ennis-92, 8. Shannon McQueen-88, 9. Tyler Dolacki-80, 10. Scott Pierovich-72, 11. Chad Nichols-69, 12. Ricky Shelton-68, 13. Johnathon Henry-62, ---.Nick Chivello-62, 15. Terry Goodwin-53, 16. Troy Rutherford-50, ---. Steve Davis-50, 18. Terry Nichols-31, 19. Barry Pries Jr.-1.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1. Jarid Blondel-225, 2. Alex Schutte-210, 3. Trey Marcham-203, 4. Chad Nichols-202, 5. Ronnie Gardner-174, 6. Nick Chivello-164, 7. Jake Swanson-140, 8. Darin Snider-116, 9. Scott Pierovich-111, 10. Sean Dodenhoff-109, 11. Chris Ennis-92, 12. Shannon McQueen-88, 13. Tyler Dolacki-80, 14. Ricky Shelton-68, 15. Johnathon Henry-62, 16. Terry Goodwin-53, 17. Troy Rutherford-50, --Steve Davis-50, 19. Terry Nichols-32, 20. Barry Pries Jr.-1.

SANTA MARIA HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET WINS: 6-Sleepy Tripp, 3-Rusty Rasmussen, 2-Billy Boat, 1-Mario Bringetto Jr., 1-Tyler Brown, 1-Johnny Cofer, 1-Tommy Estes Jr., 1-Nic Faas, 1-Terry Farrar, 1-Robby Flock, 1-Frankie Guerrini, 1-Garrett Hansen, 1-Johnathon Henry, 1-Cory Kruseman, 1-Brad Kuhn, 1-Jeff Meyer, 1-Wally Pankratz, 1-Bryan Stanfill, 1-Danny Stratton, 1-Jake Swanson, 1-Tommy White, 1-Josh Wise.

 

 

HPD USAC MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

July 2, 2014 - Toledo, Ohio - Toldeo Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Austin Nemire, 91, Nemire/Yager-10.353; 2. Tate Martz, 1, Steele-10.581; 3. Ross Rankine, 9, USAC-10.590; 4. Adam Thomason, 74, Thomason-10.902; 5. Steve Myers, 88, Myers-11.227; 6. Jack Cross, 17c, Griffith-NT; 7. Anthony McCune, 9H, Nemire-NT.

HEAT RACE: (8 Laps) 1. Nemire, 2. Rankine, 3. Martz, 4. Thomason, 5. Cross, 6. McCune, 7. Myers. NT

FEATURE: (40 Laps) 1. Ross Rankine, 2. Austin Nemire, 3. Tate Martz, 4. Anthony McCune, 5. Adam Thomason, 6. Jack Cross, 7. Steve Myers. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Martz, Laps 4-40 Rankine.

NEW HPD USAC MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Nemire-498, 2-Thomason-352, 3-Calvin Carroll-300, 4-Nikki Carroll-273, 5-Myers-236, 6-Jacob Stickle-220, 7-Cross-208, 8-Blaine Leydig-131, 9-Martz-128, 10-Rankine-71

NEXT HPD USAC MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE:August 16 - Kalamazoo (MI) Speedway

 

 

USAC/CRA SPRINTS SET FOR PERRIS “FIRECRACKER” & SANTA MARIA’S “PARTY AT THE COAST”

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – JULY 2, 2014… Fresh off two nights in Northern California, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will be back in action with a special doubleheader. This Friday, July 4th, Perris Auto Speedway will host the $3,000-to-win, $400-to-start “Firecracker 40 & Skyconcert.” The following night, July 5th, the USAC/CRA 410s will travel to Santa Maria Speedway for the $2,750-to-win, $350-to-start “Party at the Coast” / “Doug Fort Memorial.”

Since March 2004, 165 Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car races have been held at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. “The Demon” Damion Gardner leads all series drivers with 51 triumphs and 29 “home track” wins. On February 25, 2012, Nic Faas set the 1-lap qualifying track record of 15.833. The "Power of Purple Night and The Drive to $100,000" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society will also showcase the PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Gun Sprints, and California Lightning Sprints. The first 200 Race Fans receive a FREE gift from the American Cancer Society. The Pit Gate will open at 1:00pm, Spectator Gates will open at 3:00pm. Kids Games & Meet/Greet at 3:15pm, Time Trials at 5:45pm, and Racing at "America's Premier Dirt Track" will start at 7:00pm.

The annual "Firecracker" race has been a Southern California tradition going back to the legendary Ascot Park in Gardena. Howard Gardner won the 1957 event and other winning drivers include Bob Hogle, Billy Vukovich, Jimmy Oskie, Dean Thompson, Bubby Jones, Rip Williams, Brad Noffsinger, and Ron Shuman. When Perris Auto Speedway opened their doors in 1996, the Riverside County oval kept the tradition alive and "The Kruser" Cory Kruseman scored the second of his record six event wins. Last year, Nic Faas added his name to the winner’s list of this prestigious race.

Promoted by Chris Kearns and USAC, Saturday’s “Party at the Coast” / “Doug Fort Memorial” will mark the seventeenth USAC/CRA event held at Santa Maria’s third-mile clay oval. “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Mike Spencer, and Austin Williams have two feature wins and “The Bullet” Blake Miller holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 13.230, set on June 14, 2008. Saturday’s action packed card will also feature the Honda USAC Western Midgets and Mini Stocks. The Pit Gate will open at 2:00pm, Spectator Gates will open at 4:30pm. Time Trials at 5:15pm, and Racing at "The West’s Best Short Track" will start at 6:00pm. For an additional $5.00, race fans can watch the show from infield grandstands with food, beverage, and beer stands setup nearby.

Saturday's point race honors Doug Fort, who built the Santa Maria Speedway. Opening on Sunday, March 31, 1964 with the California Racing Association (CRA) Sprint Cars, Fort continued to serve as owner and promoter until his passing in 1999. During his tenure, Santa Maria Speedway was named the "Best Short Track Operation West of the Mississippi" on two separate occasions and hosted a wide variety of race cars. Originally a winged 410 sprint car race, the "Doug Fort Memorial” continues to be a popular event at the speedway. For the last two seasons, race was sanctioned by the USAC West Coast Sprints and “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman scored both victories. For this year’s event, Kearns has also announced a $200 bonus to the highest finishing 360 sprint car.

Heading to Perris, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord has an 88-point advantage over the competition. Last week, the pilot of Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike scored fourteenth at Watsonville and ran third at Petaluma. To date, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” has five main event wins, four Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, seven heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 99 feature laps led. Gardner will have his sights on his 52nd USAC/CRA victory and continuing his bid for a third championship.

Huntington Beach’s Nic Faas is second in the USAC/CRA point chase. Driving Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas ran fourth at Watsonville and claimed seventh at Petaluma. Currently, the 2008 Rookie of the Year has three heat race victories and eight top-10 finishes on the season. With 10 main event wins to his credit, Nic will be looking to gain valuable points by sweeping the Perris-Santa Maria doubleheader.

Mike Spencer of Temecula is ranked third in the championship points. Racing Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer claimed his first win of 2014 at Watsonville and took fourth at Petaluma. The five-time champion has three Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, seven top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led to his credit. Mike has 35 USAC/CRA triumphs and will have his sights on winning the 40-lap “Firecracker” and “The Party at the Coast.”

Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell sits fourth in the point standings. Piloting his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell ran fifth at Watsonville and scored sixth at Petaluma. Heading to Perris, the former USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year has one feature win, one heat race victory, six top-10 finishes and 33 feature laps led on the season. Matt has 6 USAC/CRA wins and will be looking to keep his championship hopes alive with victories at Perris and Santa Maria.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia has climbed to fifth in the USAC/CRA points. Driving the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd took second at Watsonville and was the Petaluma “hard charger” with a ninth place finish. To date, the 2011 USAC West Coast Champion has one feature win, four heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and six top-10 finishes. Richard has 1 career USAC/CRA triumph and will have his sights on adding the Perris and Santa Maria trophies to his collection.

Currently eleventh in points, Yorba Linda’s Logan Williams leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Snohomish, Washington’s Gary Taylor, Cody Swanson of Norco, and Verdemont Heights’ Chris Gansen are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Brody Roa, Austin Williams, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Jake Swanson, Jace Vander Weerd, Cody Swanson, A.J. Bender, Ronnie Gardner, “Super” Rickie Gaunt, R.J. Johnson, Corey Ballard, Verne Sweeney, Josh Pelkey, David Bezio, Seth Wilson, and more

Per USAC/CRA rules, all fuel-injected 410 and 360 powered sprint cars must run the Hoosier 105/16 Medium Right Rear Tire and all four corners must be Hoosier. Cars must pass a tech inspection, one-way radios are mandatory for drivers, and cars must have steel drag links and tie rods with steel heim joints (rod-ends). USAC/CRA charges a $25 entry fee to all competitors, which includes a transponder rental. Carbureted spec sprints are welcome to race with USAC/CRA and can still use their track legal Hoosier tires.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California. Reserved Adult tickets are $30 and Reserved Child tickets are $10. For General Admission, Adult tickets are $25, Senior tickets (65 & older) are $20, Active Military, Students (13-18), and Kids tickets (6-12) are $5. Children’s tickets (5 and under) are FREE. The event is FREE to residents of the City of Perris. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

Santa Maria Speedway is located 1/4-mile north of the 101/166 interchange at 1900 Hutton Road in Nipomo, California. Adult Tickets are $25, Military and Senior Tickets are $23. For an additional $5, fans can get a wristband for the infield “Fan Experience.” For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.racesantamariaspeedway.com or call (805) 315-2023.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. For more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com. -------------------------------------------------------- AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1-Damion Gardner-581, 2-Nic Faas-493, 3-Mike Spencer-472, 4-Matt Mitchell-412, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-384, 6-Brody Roa-354, 7-Austin Williams-352, 8-Cody Williams-336, 9-Cory Kruseman-335, 10-Jake Swanson-321, 11-Logan Williams-254, 12-Jace Vander Weerd-198, 13-Gary Taylor-186, 14-Ryan Bernal-181, 15-Cody Swanson-179, 16-A.J. Bender-156, 17-Chris Gansen-148, 18-Ronnie Gardner-125, 19-Rickie Gaunt-122, 20-Colby Copeland-109.

PERRIS AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 29-Damion Gardner, 24-Mike Spencer, 19-Tony Jones, 17-Cory Kruseman, 9-Nic Faas, 8-David Cardey, 7-Rip Williams, 6-Mike Kirby, 5-Rickie Gaunt, 5-Matt Mitchell, 5-Danny Sheridan, 4-Bryan Clauson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Garrett Hansen, 2-Jesse Hockett, 2-Levi Jones, 2-Blake Miller, 2-Chris Windom, 1-Greg Bragg, 1-Daron Clayton, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Josh Ford, 1-Darren Hagen, 1-R.J. Johnson, 1-Bud Kaeding, 1-Adam Mitchell, 1-Johnny Rodriguez, 1-Richard Vander Weerd, 1-Scotty Weir, 1-Jason York.

PERRIS "FIRECRACKER" WINNERS: 1996-Cory Kruseman, 1997-Rip Williams, 1998-Troy Cline, 1999-Rip Williams, 2000-Cory Kruseman, 2001-Cory Kruseman, 2002-Rickie Gaunt, 2003-Rip Williams, 2004-Damion Gardner, 2005-Cory Kruseman, 2006-Tony Jones, 2007-Tony Jones, 2008-Danny Sheridan, 2009-Cory Kruseman, 2010-David Cardey, 2011-Mike Spencer, 2012-Mike Spencer, 2013-Nic Faas.

SANTA MARIA AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 2-Cory Kruseman, 2-Mike Spencer, 2-Austin Williams, 1-Ryan Bernal, 1-Tyler Brown, 1-Nic Faas, 1-Damion Gardner, 1-Rickie Gaunt, 1-Garrett Hansen, 1-Mike Kirby, 1-Blake Miller, 1-Danny Sheridan, 1-Rip Williams.

SANTA MARIA “DOUG FORT MEMORIAL” WINNERS: 2009-Tyler Walker; 2010-Tommy Tarlton; 2011-Jonathan Allard; 2012-Cory Kruseman, 2013-Cory Kruseman.

 

 

INDIANA SPRINT WEEK INCENTIVES MOUNT;

HINCHMAN CHECKERED FLAG AWARD ANNOUNCED

In addition to seven nights of racing totaling more than $150,000 in basic purse money, participants in the upcoming AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car "Indiana Sprint Week" will compete for bonus incentives, some of which have been announced today.

The new Hinchman Checkered Flag Award, posted by Hinchman Racing Uniforms in Indianapolis, Ind. will result in the race winner at each event receiving the official feature-race flag, signed by all drivers competing in the event. Each winner receives a non-transferable gift certificate toward any item Hinchman sells.

The Indiana Sprint Week Champion will receive a Hinchman Driving Suit valued at $1,220.

Each fast qualifier and hard work award will also carry a $100 bonus each from Buck and Betty Rice of ProSource of Grand Saline, Tex., long-time USAC supporters.

Additional incentive awards are being secured and will be announced in a future release.

AMSOIL USAC National Sprint competitors will "tune-up" for "Indiana Sprint Week" in this Friday night's race at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. Lincoln Park will host round five of ISW, on Thursday night, July 17. Other ISW venues are Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway on Friday, July 11, Kokomo Speedway on Saturday, July 12 and Lawrenceburg Speedway on Sunday night, July 13, followed by the Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday night, July 16, Putnamville, Bloomington Speedway on Friday night, July 18 and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt on Saturday night, July 19.

This will be the 27th edition of "Indiana Sprint Week" and Bryan Clauson is the defending champion. Previous champions expected to compete this year are Dave Darland (1998, 2001 and 2007) and Jon Stanborugh (2006 and 2010). Darland leads all drivers with 17 career ISW victories, while Stanbrough has 15.

 

 

CHARLES DAVIS JR. ADDS PRESCOTT VALLEY TO WIN LIST

By Lance Jennings

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ – JUNE 30, 2014... Racing past Mike Colegrove on lap nine, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye led the rest of the way to earn his third USAC SouthWest Sprint win of the year. For Davis, the $1,500 triumph at Prescott Valley Speedway was his ninth career series victory ahead of Colegrove, Mike Martin, Josh Shipley, and Matt Rossi.

Piloting the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. ended R.J. Johnson’s win streak at three consecutive victories. Prior to the main event, the five-time state champion scored third in his heat race and placed sixth in the nightly passing points. “Chargin” Charles left Prescott Valley ranked second in points with nine heat race victories, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 79 feature laps led.

After leading the first eight circuits, Peoria’s Mike Colegrove had to settle for second in the 30-lap main event. Driving his #17M Precision Tile / Ellis Race Cars entry, Colegrove ran second to Michael Curtis in his heat race and sat fifth in passing points. Heading to Queen Creek on July 12th, Mike is eighth in the standings with two heat race victories and six top-10 finishes in the campaign.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma claimed third at Prescott Valley after starting sixth. Racing his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin won the program’s second 8-lap heat race and was the high point driver entering the feature. The former “Hall of Fame Classic” winner is fifth in points with five heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, ten top-10 finishes, and one feature lap led in 2014.

Peoria’s Josh Shipley took fourth at the checkered flags. Piloting Bob Bishop’s #2 Beaver Stripes / RSS Industries machine, Shipley ran second to Mike Martin in his heat race and sat fourth in passing points. The Challenge Cup Sprint Champion left Prescott Valley ranked fifteenth in the standings with one hard charger award and four top-10 finishes on the season.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix ran fifth in the Prescott Valley main event after starting eighth. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi scored fifth in his heat race and placed eighth in passing points. Heading to Arizona Speedway, Matt is sixth in the point chase with one heat race victory, two hard charger awards, and eight top-10 finishes to his credit.

Phoenix’s “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with an eleventh place run from fifteenth. Racing his #7K Woodland Auto Display / Weld Racing Maxim, St. James scored eighth in his heat race and placed fifteenth in the nightly passing points. Bruce left Prescott Valley ranked eleventh in points with two top-10 finishes in the campaign.

Michael Curtis of Cottonwood raced to victory in the night’s first 8-lap heat race. Piloting Kevin Turner & Greg Wheeler’s #11C DAR Racing / JT Engineering Maxim, Curtis was second in passing points and scored fourteenth in the main event. The young driver is ranked twelfth in the point standings with one hard charger award and three top-10 finishes in 2014.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will be back in action on Saturday, July 12th at Queen Creek's Arizona Speedway. The action packed showcase will also feature Pure Stocks, Mod Lites, and Bombers. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 28, 2014 – Prescott Valley, Arizona – Prescott Valley Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 2. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 7. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 8. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michael), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 7. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (1st), 2. Mike Colegrove (2nd), 3. Mike Martin (6th), 4. Josh Shipley (3rd), 5. Matt Rossi (8th), 6. R.J. Johnson (9th), 7. Shon Deskins (4th), 8. Tye Mihocko (10th), 9. Josh Pelkey (11th), 10. Andy Reinbold (7th), 11. Bruce St. James (15th), 12. Brian Hosford (13th), 13. Nick Aiuto (14th), 14. Michael Curtis (5th), 15. Matt Lundy (12th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-8 Mike Colegrove, Laps 9-30 Charles Davis Jr. HARD CHARGER: Bruce St. James (15th to 11th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-607, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-586, 3. Josh Pelkey-569, 4. Shon Deskins-513, 5. Mike Martin-476, 6. Matt Rossi-454, 7. Tye Mihocko-430, 8. Mike Colegrove-421, 9. Andy Reinbold-378, 10. Nick Aiuto-348, 11. Bruce St. James-347, 12. Michael Curtis-339, 13. Brian Hosford-291, 14. Stevie Sussex-271, 15. Josh Shipley-268, 16. Tom Ogle-247, 17. Mike Bonneau-242, 18. Chris Bonneau-225, 19. Mark Morin-170, 20. Dennis Giles-152.

 

 

AUSTIN WILLIAMS WINS WILD PETALUMA FEATURE

By Lance Jennings

PETALUMA, CA – JUNE 29, 2014... There is an old saying that goes “it’s not over until it’s over.” With four drivers having a chance to win off the last corner, Yorba Linda’s Austin Williams claimed the checkered flags at Petaluma Speedway. For Williams, the $2,750 Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car triumph was his first win of the campaign. Austin Liggett, fast qualifier “The Demon” Damion Gardner, Mike Spencer, and “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman rounded out the top-five drivers.

Jake Swanson of Anaheim dominated the feature in the Moose Racing #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror Victory. Officially leading 28 laps, Swanson took the white flag and contact with Ryan Bernal knocked both drivers from contention. With green-white-checkers left in the main event, Liggett inherited the top spot. On the restart, Gardner slid to the front in the first corner but Liggett crossed over and regained the lead. The field was in hot pursuit and Spencer made his bid for his second consecutive win on the final lap. In the final turns, Spencer, Liggett, and Gardner bounced around on the Petaluma clay, but it was Williams that powered to the checkered flags.

Racing Jack Jory’s #2 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Austin Williams scored his third career USAC/CRA victory after starting on the pole position. Qualifying seventh out of the thirty racers in the pit area, Williams also scored fourth in his heat race. Heading to the Perris-Santa Maria doubleheader, the 2009 Rookie of the Year has climbed to seventh in points with one heat race victory, four top-10 finishes, and 18 feature laps led.

Austin Liggett of Tracy led lap twenty-nine, but had to settle for second at Petaluma Speedway. Piloting the family owned #83 Excel Environmental Services / Home Connections Inc. Spike with 360 power, Liggett was third fast in time trials. The former USAC West Coast Rookie of the Year also ran second in his heat race to Richard Vander Weerd.

Concord’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner was in the mix for the win and claimed third at the checkered flags. Driving Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner earned his fourth Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and won the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. The point leader has an 88-point advantage with five main event wins, seven heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 99 feature laps led on the season.

After winning the previous night at Watsonville, Mike Spencer of Temecula took fourth at Petaluma after starting eighth. Racing Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer qualified eighth overall and placed fourth in his heat race. The five-time champion left Petaluma ranked third in points with one feature win, two heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, seven top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led.

Ventura’s “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman scored fifth in Petaluma’s 30-lap main event. Piloting Mark Priestley’s #7 Roy Miller Freight Lines / Sander Engineering Bullet, Kruseman was fourth quick in time trials and placed second in his heat race. Heading to Perris and Santa Maria, the 2006 Champion is ninth in the standings with four heat race victories and five top-10 finishes.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia earned his first Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a ninth place run from nineteenth. Driving the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd qualified nineteenth and won the Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. The 2011 USAC West Coast Sprint Champion is ranked fifth in points with one feature win, four heat race victories, six top-10 finishes, and 10 feature laps led on the year.

Hollister’s Ryan Bernal won the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Racing Mike Phulps’ #56 Core Power / Metal Works ART, Bernal was second fast in time trials and scored eighteenth in the feature. The defending USAC Western Classic Champion is currently fourteenth in the USAC/CRA standings with two top-10 finishes.

Brody Roa of Huntington Beach won the Pyrotect Racing Cells / Weld Racing Heat Race #4. Piloting Lee & Norma Leonard’s #48 unsponsored Maxim, Roa qualified twentieth overall and ran thirteenth in the main event. The former Wagsdash Champion left Petaluma ranked sixth in the point chase with two heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and five top-10 finishes in 2014.

Stockton’s D.J. Johnson claimed victory in the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main. Driving the family owned #33 Unique Breeds / Proplant Farm Services Eagle, Johnson was eleventh quick in time trials, scored seventh in his heat race, and placed sixteenth in the main event.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will return to action this Friday, July 4th, at Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, the $3,000-to-win, $400-to-start “Firecracker 40” will also showcase the PAS Senior Sprints, Young Gun Sprints, and the California Lightning Sprints. For more information, visit www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

The following night, July 5th, the USAC/CRA 410 Sprints will travel to Santa Maria Speedway in Nipomo, California. The “Party at the Coast” / “Doug Fort Memorial” will also showcase the Honda USAC Western Midgets and Mini Stocks. For more information, visit www.racesantamariaspeedway.com or call 805.315.2023.

To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ----------------------------------------------- AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS: June 28, 2014 – Petaluma, California – Petaluma Speedway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-14.129; 2. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-14.197; 3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.270; 4. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-14.358; 5. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.391; 6. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.407; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.414; 8. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-14.434; 9. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-14.543; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-14.573; 11. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.573; 12. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.577; 13. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-14.594; 14. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-14.608; 15. Joe Stornetta, 9N, Lathrop-14.612; 16. Michael Pickens, 73X, Ford-14.669; 17. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-14.728; 18. Chase Johnson, 68, Thomas-14.738; 19. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.750; 20. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-14.762; 21. Trevor Schmid, 2X, Schmid-14.881; 22. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-15.095; 23. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.123; 24. Jason McIntosh, 33X, McIntosh-15.193; 25. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-15.251; 26. Scotty Dupont, 3X, Dupont-15.250; 27. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-15.482; 28. Brian Azevedo, 07N, Azevedo-15.644; 29. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-15.15.759; 30. Eli Deschaies, 91RI, Deschaies-15.863.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Jake Swanson, 3. Cody Swanson, 4. Colby Copeland, 5. Marty Hawkins, 6. Trevor Schmid, 7. Chris Gansen, 8. Geoff Ensign. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Matt Mitchell, 3. Chase Johnson, 4. Nic Faas, 5. Scott Hall, 6. Cody Williams, 7. Scotty Dupont, 8. Eli Deschaies. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Austin Liggett, 3. Joe Stornetta, 4. Austin Williams, 5. Logan Williams, 6. Jim Richardson, 7. D.J. Johnson. NT

PYROTECT RACING CELLS / WELD RACING HEAT RACE #4: (10 laps) 1. Brody Roa, 2. Cory Kruseman, 3. Michael Pickens, 4. Mike Spencer, 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 6. Brian Azevedo, 7. Jason McIntosh. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. D.J. Johnson, 2. Cody Williams, 3. Jace Vander Weerd, 4. Geoff Ensign, 5. Scott Hall, 6. Marty Hawkins, 7. McIntosh, 8. Chris Gansen, 9. Trevor Schmid, 10. Brian Azevedo, 11. Logan Williams, 12. Jim Richardson, 13. Scotty Dupont. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Austin Williams (1st), 2. Austin Liggett (4th), 3. Damion Gardner (6th), 4. Mike Spencer (8th), 5. Cory Kruseman (3rd), 6. Matt Mitchell (10th), 7. Nic Faas (14th), 8. Colby Copeland (9th), 9. Richard Vander Weerd (19th), 10. Geoff Ensign (13th), 11. Jace Vander Weerd (12th), 12. Cody Williams (7th), 13. Brody Roa (20th), 14. Marty Hawkins (22nd), 15. Jake Swanson (2nd), 16. D.J. Johnson (11th), 17. Chris Gansen (24th), 18. Ryan Bernal (5th), 19. Cody Swanson (17th), 20. Joe Stornetta (15th), 21. Michael Pickens (16th), 22. Chase Johnson (18th), 23. Scott Hall (21st), 24. Logan Williams (23rd). NT --------------------------- **Scott Hall flipped during the feature. **Logan Williams & Chris Gansen used provisionals

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-28 Jake Swanson, Lap 29 Austin Liggett, Lap 30 Austin Williams KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Richard Vander Weerd (19th to 9th)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1-Damion Gardner-581, 2-Nic Faas-493, 3-Mike Spencer-472, 4-Matt Mitchell-412, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-384, 6-Brody Roa-354, 7-Austin Williams-352, 8-Cody Williams-336, 9-Cory Kruseman-335, 10-Jake Swanson-321, 11-Logan Williams-254, 12-Jace Vander Weerd-198, 13-Gary Taylor-186, 14-Ryan Bernal-181, 15-Cody Swanson-179, 16-A.J. Bender-156, 17-Chris Gansen-148, 18-Ronnie Gardner-125, 19-Rickie Gaunt-122, 20-Colby Copeland-109.

 

 

MIKE SPENCER CLAIMS VICTORY AT WATSONVILLE

By Lance Jennings

WATSONVILLE, CA – JUNE 29, 2014... Temecula’s Mike Spencer led all 30-laps to claim his first main event of the year at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway. The $2,750 Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car victory was the five-time champion’s 35th series triumph, tying Cory Kruseman for second on the win list. Richard Vander Weerd, Michael Pickens, Nic Faas, and Matt Mitchell followed Spencer to the checkered flags.

While Spencer dominated the action and sliced through the slower traffic, the closing laps had a wild battle for position. Ryan Bernal had taken second from Pickens, but was soon facing pressure from “The Demon” Damion Gardner. On the white flag lap, the two made contact resulting in a spin for Bernal. On the second restart, Gardner and Faas tangled for second while Vander Weerd shot past the veterans to take the runner-up spot. Faas recovered to claim fourth and Damion struggled with front end damage to score fourteenth.

Driving Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Mike Spencer won his third career feature at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Before starting second in the main event, Mike had qualified seventh out of twenty-three racers and ran second in his heat race. Spencer left Ocean Speedway third in points and 96 points behind Gardner.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia took second in the Watsonville feature after starting fifth. Piloting the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd was fourth fast in time trials and won the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Heading to Petaluma, the former USAC West Coast Sprint Champion is fifth in the point chase.

Making his first non-winged 410 start, Auckland, New Zealand’s Michael Pickens claimed third at Ocean Speedway. Racing Keith Ford’s #73X Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Pickens qualified second overall and placed fourth in his heat race.

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach scored fourth in Watsonville’s 30-lap main event. Driving Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas was eighth fast in time trials and won the DJ Safety Heat Race #2. The 2008 Rookie of the Year left Watsonville ranked second in the standings, 67 points behind “The Demon.”

Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell charged to fifth at Watsonville after starting tenth. Piloting his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell qualified eleventh overall and finished third in his heat race. Heading to Petaluma, the 2-time “Salute to Indy” winner sat fourth in the point standings.

Using a backup car, Jake Swanson of Anaheim earned his first Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a twelfth place run from twenty-second. Racing Tom & Laurie Sertich’s #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror / Circle Track Performance Victory, Swanson was third quick in time trials and scored sixth in his heat race. The 2012 Rookie of the Year left Ocean Speedway ranked eighth in the point chase.

Norco’s Cody Swanson claimed his first career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award at Watsonville. Driving John Springstead’s #36 Day Construction / Frank’s Fab Shop Triple X, Swanson took sixth in his heat race and ran ninth in the feature. The veteran of the USAC Western Midget ranks is making his bid for USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year honors.

“The Demon” Damion Gardner won the 10-lap Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. Piloting Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner qualified ninth overall and scored fourteenth in the main event. The point leader held a 67 point advantage heading to Petaluma Speedway.

To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA).

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AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

June 27, 2014 – Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS:

1. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-12.725; 2. Michael Pickens, 73X, Ford-12.839; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.856; 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.097; 5. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-13.163; 6. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.234; 7. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.449; 8. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-13.522; 9. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-13.636; 10. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.733; 11. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.753; 12. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-13.807; 13. Nathan Washam, 77, Shanoian/Hood-14.170; 14. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-14.182; 15. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.272; 16. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.293; 17. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-14.329; 18. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-14.446; 19. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.471; 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.584; 21. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-14.773; 22. Eli Deschaies, 91RI, Deschaies-15.051; 23. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-15.462.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps)

1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Colby Copeland, 4. Austin Williams, 5. Marty Hawkins, 6. Cody Swanson, 7. Chris Gansen, 8. Tyler Schmidt. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps)

1. Nic Faas, 2. Cory Kruseman, 3. Matt Mitchell, 4. Michael Pickens, 5. Landon Hurst, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Jace Vander Weerd. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps)

1. Damion Gardner, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Cody Williams, 4. Logan Williams, 5. Eli Deschaies, 6. Jake Swanson, 7. D.J. Johnson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)

1. Mike Spencer (2nd), 2. Richard Vander Weerd (5th), 3. Michael Pickens (6th), 4. Nic Faas (1st), 5. Matt Mitchell (10th), 6. Austin Williams (9th), 7. Cory Kruseman (4th), 8. D.J. Johnson (17th), 9. Cody Swanson (7th), 10. Logan Williams (11th), 11. Ryan Bernal (3rd), 12. Jake Swanson, 13. Jace Vander Weerd (13th), 14. Damion Gardner (8th), 15. Marty Hawkins (12th), 16. Cody Williams (14th), 17. Colby Copeland (15th), 18. Brody Roa (16th), 19. Chris Gansen (18th), 20. Landon Hurst (19th), 21. Tyler Schmidt (21st), 22. Eli Deschaies (20th). NT

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**Nathan Washam flipped during qualifications.

**D.J. Johnson flipped during the third heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Mike Spencer.

KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Jake Swanson (22nd to 12th)

 

 

MAVTV's "DIRTY 30" USAC COVERAGE BEGINS JULY 3

Race fans across America, already exposed to spectacular auto racing coverage through MAVTV's "Dirty 30" programming, will delight in this Thursday night's "Spring Showdown"coverage of the April AMSOIL USAC National Sprint race at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. Airings of the Haubstadt race are at 12:30 and 3:30 pm ET

Thursday's airing is the first of several USAC events slated for broadcast in the next five months, culminating with season-ending and championship-deciding races on the west coast.

Next week MAVTV will offer exclusive coverage of one of America's most prestigious and tradition-laden races, the "Tony Hulman Classic," conducted in May at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. The 12:30 and 3:30 ET airings are scheduled for Thursday, July 10.

Also included in the roster of televised events are this Friday night's (July 4) race at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind., the August 21-23 "Sprint Car Smackdown" at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway, the "City of Lawrenceburg" race September 27 at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway and season finales at Perris, Calif. and Peoria, Ariz. The Perris finale is the "Budweiser Oval Nationals" November 8 and the Peoria race is the "Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic" at Canyon Speedway Park November 15.

Please consult MAVTV listings and the USAC website for subsequent air times.

MAVTV American Real, headquartered in Corona, Calif., reaches over 50 million customers, augmented by the 16 new affiliates which have jumped on board since last August. Airings can be found on Channel 248 on Disk Network or Channel 214 on Direct TV.

Don't miss all the exciting action as the nation's top open-wheeled "non-winged" drivers compete for the National Championship and Dave Darland and Tracy Hines continue their quest to become the all-time USAC series leader in terms of Sprint car victories.

MAVTV is the independent cable television network owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, an international lubricant manufacturer with a long history in action-themed television production and distribution. Recognized as America's fastest growing independent cable network, MAVTV American Real is a 24/7, high-definition entertainment channel with fresh, original content finely tuned to beat the typical television watching experience. MAVTV American Real includes movies, action sports, live events, adventure programming and the best high octane, edge of your seat motorsports that can be found on TV. Plus great MMA fighting with exclusive coverage of King of the Cage. For more information visit: www.mavtv.com

 

 

"FIRECRACKER 40" AT THE PAS, CRA ALSO AT SANTA MARIA;

SPENCER, A.WILLIAMS TAKE NORTHERN CALIF. FEATURES

It's time for some fireworks in the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, literally!

This Friday's race at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway joins in the celebration of America's independence, while continuing the fireworks which have spiced the 2014 series competition. The event will conclude with the "Firecracker 40," a 40-lap feature on the half-mile dirt oval.

Austin Williams of Yorba Linda, Calif. and Austin Liggett finished 1-2 in Saturday night's 30-lap AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race at Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway. Williams emerged the winner in a wild scramble at the finish!

Williams stole the lead on the final corner from Liggett and sped to the win in his John Jory Corporation/AMA Plastics Spike/Shaver. Liggett, who assumed the lead when Jake Swanson and Ryan Bernal tangeled a lap earlier, finished second, ahead of Damion Gardner, Mike Spencer and Cory Kruseman in what ended up as one of the most competitive finishes in recent series memory!

Five-time AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Champion Mike Spencer of Temecula, Calif. returned to victory lane Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., leading all 30 laps of the main event. Richard Vander Weerd took second ahead of Michael Pickens, Nic Faas and Matt Mitchell, while series point leader Damion Gardner was 14th.

The win was Spencer's first of the year and 35th in his USAC/CRA career, tying him with Cory Kruseman for second all-time. He piloted the Ron Chaffin Grubstake Mini Storage/Madera Produce Maxim/Shaver.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-581, 2-Nic Faas-493, 3-Mike Spencer-472, 4-Matt Mitchell-412, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-384, 6-Brody Roa-354, 7-Austin Williams-352, 8-Cody Williams-336, 9-Cory Kruseman-335, 10-Jake Swanson-321.

 

 

"DOUG FORT MEMORIAL" SATURDAY AT SANTA MARIA

Saturday's "Doug Fort Memorial" at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway features the Honda USAC Western Midgets along with the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprints and other racing on the spectacular one-third mile dirt oval.

Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Okla. tops the standings in the Honda USAC Western Dirt Midgets, 29 points ahead of defending series champ Ronnie Gardner. Marcham is third behind Jarid Blondel and Alex Schutte in the overall Western Midget points.

Jake Swanson, sixth in the current dirt points, could be the one to watch Saturday, having won last year's Santa Maria Midget outing.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings: 1-Trey Marcham-203, 2-Ronnie Gardner-174, 3-Alex Schutte-157, 4-Jarid Blondel-116, 5-Sean Dodenhoff-109, 6-Jake Swanson-97, 7-Chris Ennis-92, 8-Shannon McQueen-88, 9-Tyler Dolacki-80, 10-Scott Pierovich-72.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Jarid Blondel-225, 2-Alex Schutte-210, 3-Trey Marcham-203, 4-Chad Nichols-202, 5-Ronnie Gardner-174, 6-Nick Chivello-164, 7-Jake Swanson-140, 8-Darrin Snider-116, 9-Scott Pierovich-111, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-109.

 

 

SOUTHWEST GEARS UP FOR JULY 12 AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY;

DAVIS #1 AT PRESCOTT VALLEY, #2 IN POINTS

Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. hosts the next round of this year's USAC Southwest Sprint Car series, July 12.

Series point leaders R.J. Johnson and Charles Davis Jr. have captured all the headlines so far at Queen Creek, Johnson winning twice and Davis once.

The two drivers also will continue their ongoing battle for the all-time lead in terms of USAC career wins in the Grand Canyon state. Johnson has 15 and Davis, who added one this past weekend, now has 14.

Davis, of Buckeye, Ariz., won Saturday night's 30-lap race at Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway. Davis caught early leader Mike Colegrove on lap nine and led the rest of the way in his Massey Motorsports/RSS Industries Don Ott entry. Colegrove held on for second ahead of Mike Martin, Josh Shipley and Matt Rossi. Series point leader Johnson finished sixth.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-607, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-586, 3-Josh Pelkey-569, 4-Shon Deskins-513, 5-Mike Martin-476, 6-Matt Rossi-454, 7-Tye Mihocko-430, 8-Mike Colegrove-421, 9-Andrew Reinbold-378, 10-Nick Aiuto-348.

 

 

J.D. BYRIDER 100 & "VOGLER CLASSIC" AT IRP JULY 24;

MEMPHIS 100 POSTPONED BY RAIN

Tracy Hines and Kody Swanson will carry their tie for the USAC Silver Crown point lead into the July 24 "J.D. Byrider 100" in Indianapolis, Ind. following last Sunday's postponement at Memphis International Raceway due to rain.

Torrential rains on Saturday and Sunday forced the Memphis postponement with track and USAC officials contemplating a rescheduling of the event later in the 2014 calendar. NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse Jr., a Memphis-area native, was among those expected to compete at MIR.

So now Hines and Swanson will enter the race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis July 24 with a 27-point cushion over defending series champion Bobby East.

Swanson won the Indianapolis race in May, while East was second and Hines third.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Tracy Hines-228, 2-Kody Swanson-228, 3-Bobby East-201, 4-Chris Windom-158, 5-Jacob Wilson-114, 6-Bobby Santos-111, 7-A.J. Fike-109, 8-Jerry Coons Jr.-105, 9-Caleb Armstrong-105, 10-Jarett Andretti-103.

 

 

"PEPSI NATIONALS" AT ANGELL PARK SATURDAY & SUNDAY

The 33rd "Pepsi Midget Nationals" this weekend at Angell Park Speedway will showcase stars from the Honda USAC National Midget Series as well as Powri and Badger, who serve along with USAC as co-sanctions for the prestigious event at the home of the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Races are planned both Saturday and Sunday at the one-third mile dirt oval in Sun Prairie, Wisc., near Madison.

Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. (USAC), Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla. (Badger) and Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. (Powri) enter the Sun Prairie weekend atop the respective point standings.

Abreu's credentials are particularly impressive this season. In seven Honda USAC National Midget races he's never finished off the podium, notching three wins, a second and three thirds!

Daum returns as the defending "Pepsi Nationals" champion, while other previous winners expected to compete include Tracy Hines (2001, 2002 and 2010), Brady Bacon (2008), Jerry Coons Jr. (2007), Scott Hatton (2004-2005) and Davey Ray (2003).

Abreu's Honda USAC National Midget point lead over Hines stands at 93 points. Hines is pursuing that elusive final leg of a USAC Triple Crown, which would include his previous titles in USAC Silver Crown and AMSOIL Sprint racing.

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-481, 2-Tracy Hines-388, 3-Bryan Clauson-387, 4-Christopher Bell-370, 5-Dave Darland-311, 6-Tanner Thorson-311, 7-Zach Daum-285, 8-Andrew Felker-272, 9-Chris Windom-267, 10-Kevin Thomas-257.

 

 

AMSOIL SPRINTS HEAD FOR PUTNAMILLE FRIDAY

America's independence will be celebrated across the land Friday and USAC's AMSOIL Sprint Cars will offer a star-studded salute of its own with a complete program of racing at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind.

Brady Bacon and Dave Darland will continue their torrid battle for the 2014 series title, separated by just 48 points with 74 available at LPS.

Bacon will try to extend Dynamics, Inc.'s all-time lead in the car owner victory standings, while Darland has an agenda of his own as well. Dynamics has 84 career victories to their credit, while Darland will seek a 51st career win in search of Tom Bigelow's all-time series record of 52.

Friday marks the first of two AMSOIL races at LPS in the next three weeks. The track will host its "Indiana Sprint Week" event on July 17.

Chad Boespflug and Bryan Clauson were the USAC Sprint winners at Lincoln Park last season.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-964; 2-Dave Darland-916; 3-Jon Stanbrough-857; 4-Chase Stockon-851; 5-Bryan Clauson-841; 6-Tracy Hines-807; 7-Justin Grant-786; 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-736; 9-Chris Windom-700; 10-C.J. Leary-626.

 

 

HPD MIDGETS AT TOLEDO WEDNESDAY, ELMA SATURDAY;

ELLIOTT, SARGENT, BRECKENRIDGE WIN; RAIN HALTS RALEIGH

The USAC Midwest and Washington HPD Midget Series continue this week, while the Eastern and Western series are "off."

Austin Nemire leads the Midwest pavement series to Wednesday night's races at the Toledo (Ohio) Speedway while Chase Goetz remains atop the Washington standings going into Saturday's races at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma.

Christine Breckenridge of Irvine, Calif. recorded her second USAC HPD Western Pavement feature win of the 2014 season Saturday night at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring. She passed Jeff Kelley on lap 26 and led the final five laps to beat Michael Fanelli, Kelley, Shawn Buckley and Marina Turner. Buckley led the first 16 laps and Kelley the next nine before Breckenridge took over.

Lance Sargent of Spanaway, Wash. earned his initial USAC Washington HPD Midget feature victory Saturday night at Skagit Speedway. He took the lead on lap 15 when Chase Goetz blew a radiator hose, then led the final six laps to beat Garrett Thomas, Michael Vollbrecht, Chance Crum and Hannah Lindquist.

Cory Elliott of Bakersfield, Calif. won Friday night's USAC HPD Western Dirt Midget race at Plaza Park Raceway. He passed Ashley Hazelton on lap two and led the rest of the way to beat Marvin Mitchell, Wally Pankratz, Cody Jessop and Hazelton.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-446, 2-Chance Crum-375, 3-Garrett Thomas-365, 4-Dougie James-355, 5-Michael Vollbrecht-345, 6-Hannah Lindquist-315, 7-Tristin Thomas-276, 8-Todd Hartman-260, 9-Lance Sargent-211, 10-Jeremy Miller-201.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Austin Nemire-427, 2-Calvin Carroll-300, 3-Adam Thomason-296, 4-Nikki Carroll-273, 5-Jacob Stickle-220, 6-Steve Myers-190, 7-Jack Cross-159, 8-Blaine Leydig-131, 9-Scott Hunter-69, 10-Tate Martz-63.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-616, 2-Toni Breidinger-430, 3-Christine Breckenridge-383, 4-Joel Rayborne-354, 5-Annie Breidinger-331, 6-Dylan Nobile-286, 7-Jeff Kelley-259, 8-Cody Jessop-258, 9-Tom Patterson-218, 10-Ashley Hazelton-197.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-616, 2-Toni Breidinger-430, 3-Christine Breckenridge-383, 4-Joel Rayborne-354, 5-Annie Breidinger-331, 6-Ashley Hazelton-322, 7-Cody Jessop-315, 8-Dylan Nobile-286, 9-Jeff Kelley-259, 10-Tom Patterson-218.

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Cory Elliott-147, 2-Ashley Hazelton-125, 3-Marvin Mitchell-124, 4-Randi Pankratz-69, 5-Wally Pankratz-64, 6-Cody Jessop-57, 7-Jesse James Burks-54, 8-Dahne Lynn McKay-1.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-489, 2-Calvin Carrol-436, 3-Chris Lamb-416, 4-Tyler Corriher-364, 5-Nikki Carroll-356, 6-Blaine Leydig-295, 7-Jessica Bean-241, 8-Fletcher Wulff-277, 9-Matt Lundstrom-173, 10-Eric Lewis-112.

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

June 28, 2014 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tim Hodge (#5 Hodge), 2. Ray Miller (#1w Miller), 3. Adam Pierson (#76M Manafort), 4. Josh Sunn (#76 Manafort), 5. Scott Holcomb (#47 Myers/Miller), 6. John Heydenreich (#22 Givens), 7. Joe Krawiec (#6 Matczak). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dean Christensen (#9 Miller), 2. Scott Viets (#2 Miller), 3. Vincent Lucca (#11v Miller), 4. Mike Chaffee (#18c Chaffee), 5. Denny Zimmerman (#4 Matczak), 6. Axel Rose (#11v Miller), 7. Stan Otterman (#78 Otterman). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney), 2. Jeff Champagne (#77 Champagne), 3. Dylan Duhaime (#57 Duhaime), 4. Jeff Horn (#1R Mossman), 5. Cal Chandonett (#71 Chadonnet). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Dylan Rock (#49 Rock),

DASH: (4 laps) 1. Champagne, 2. Hodge, 3. Whitney, 4. Miller, 5. Viets, 6. Christensen. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Adam Pierson, 2. Dean Christensen, 3. Scott Holcomb, 4. Joe Krawiec, 5. Josh Sunn, 6. Scott Viets, 7. Tim Hodge, 8. Mike Chaffee, 9. Jeff Champagne, 10. Ray Miller, 11. Adam Whitney, 12. Dylan Duhaime, 13. John Heydenreich, 14. Jeff Horn, 15. Vince Lucca, 16. Denny Zimmerman, 17. Stan Otterman, 18. Dylan Rock, 19. Alex Rose. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Christensen, Laps 11-25 Pierson.

NEW USAC DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Pierson-397, 2-Sunn-340, 3-Krawiec-301, 4-Holcomb-295, 5-Viets-276, 6-Miller-260, 7-Whitney-249, 8-Champagne-246, 9-Chaffee-216, 10-Timothy Gallant-190.

NEXT USAC DMA MIDGET RACE: July 12 - Bradford, VT - Bear Ridge Speedway

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

June 28, 2014 – Prescott Valley, Arizona – Prescott Valley Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 2. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 7. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 8. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michael), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 7. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Mike Colegrove, 3. Mike Martin, 4. Josh Shipley, 5. Matt Rossi, 6. R.J. Johnson, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Tye Mihocko, 9. Josh Pelkey, 10. Andy Reinbold, 11. Bruce St. James, 12. Brian Hosford, 13. Nick Aiuto, 14. Michael Curtis, 15. Matt Lundy. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-8 Colegrove, Laps 9-30 Davis

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: July 12 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

June 28, 2014 - Alger, Washington - Skagit Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Lance Sargent (#2a Sargent), 2. Chance Crum (#8 Crum), 3. Todd Hartman (#21H Hartman), 4. Tristin Thomas (#9t Thomas), 5. Dougie James (#29 James). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Chase Goetz (#91 Goetz), 2. Garrett Thomas (#14 Thomas), 3. Michael Vollbrecht (#4 Vollbrecht), 4. Hannah Lindquist (#3H Lindquist). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Lance Hallmark (#8H Hallmark) and Robbie Price, (#21p Price).

FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Lance Sargent, 2. Garrett Thomas, 3. Michael Vollbrecht, 4. Chance Crum, 5. Hannah Lindquist, 6. Todd Hartman, 7. Tristin Thomas, 8. Dougie James, 9. Chase Goetz. NT

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**Lindquist flipped during the second heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Goetz, Laps 15-20 Sargent.

NEW HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET POINTS: 1-Goetz-446, 2-James-398, 3-Crum-375, 4-G.Thomas-365, 5-Vollbrecht-345, 6-Lindquist-315, 7-T.Thomas-276, 8-Hartman-260, 9-Sargent-211, 10-Jeremy Miller-201.

NEXT HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:July 5 - Elma, WA - Grays Harbor Raceway - "Mid-Season Championship"

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

June 28, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.719; 2. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.757; 3. Marina Turner, 11, Turner-16.260; 4. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-16.550; 5. Dezel West, 2, West-16.568; 6. Joey Rayborne, 2U, USAC-17.720; 7. Jeff Kelley, 55, Kelley-NT; 8. Michael Fanelli, 98T, Fanelli-NT; 9 . Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Buckley, 2. Kelley, 3. Turner, 4. West. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Breckenridge, 2. Fanelli, 3. A.Breidinger, 4. Rayborne. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Christine Breckenridge, 2. Michael Fanelli, 3. Jeff Kelley, 4. Shawn Buckley, 5. Marina Turner, 6. Annie Breidinger, 7. Dezel West, 8. Joel Rayborne, 9. Toni Breidinger. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Buckley, Laps 17-25 Kelley, Laps 26-30 Breckenridge.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-616, 2-T.Breidinger-430, 3-Breckenridge-383, 4-Rayborne-354, 5-A.Breidinger-331, 6-Dylan Nobile-286, 7-Kelley-259, 8-Cody Jessop-258. 9-Tom Patterson-218, 10-Ashley Hazelton-197.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-616, 2-T.Breidinger-430, 3-Breckenridge-383, 4-Rayborne-354, 5-A.Breidinger-331, 6-Ashley Hazelton-322, 7-Cody Jessop-315, 8-Dylan Nobile-286, 9-Kelley-259, 10-Tom Patterson-218.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE:July 12- Madera (CA) Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

June 28, 2014 – Petaluma, California – Petaluma Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-14.129; 2. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-14.197; 3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.270; 4. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-14.358; 5. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-14.391; 6. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.407; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.414; 8. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-14.434; 9. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-14.543; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-14.573; 11. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.573; 12. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.577; 13. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-14.594; 14. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-14.608; 15. Joe Stornetta, 9N, Lathrop-14.612; 16. Michael Pickens, 73X, Ford-14.669; 17. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-14.728; 18. Chase Johnson, 68, Thomas-14.738; 19. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.750; 20. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-14.762; 21. Trevor Schmid, 2X, Schmid-14.881; 22. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-15.095; 23. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.123; 24. Jason McIntosh, 33X, McIntosh-15.193; 25. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-15.251; 26. Scotty Dupont, 3X, Dupont-15.250; 27. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-15.482; 28. Brian Azevedo, 07N, Azevedo-15.644; 29. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-15.15.759; 30. Eli Deschaies, 91RI, Deschaies-15.863.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. J.Swanson, 3. C.Swanson, 4. Copeland, 5. Hawkins, 6. Schmid, 7. Gansen, 8. Ensign. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Mitchell, 3. C.Johnson, 4. Faas, 5. Hall, 6. C.Williams, 7. Dupont, 8. Deschaies. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Liggett, 3. Stornetta, 4. A.Williams, 5. L.Williams, 6. Richardson, 7. D.J. Johnson. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Kruseman, 3. Pickens, 4. Spencer, 5. J.Vander Weerd, 6. Azevedo, 7. McIntosh. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. D.J. Johnson, 2. C.Williams, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Ensign, 5. Hall, 6. Hawkins, 7. McIntosh, 8. Gansen, 9. Schmid, 10. Azevedo, 11. L.Williams, 12. Richardson, 13. Dupont. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Austin Williams, 2. Austin Liggett, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Mike Spencer, 5. Cory Kruseman, 6. Matt Mitchell, 7. Nic Faas, 8. Colby Copeland, 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10. Geoff Ensign, 11. Jace Vander Weerd, 12. Cody Williams, 13. Brody Roa, 14. Marty Hawkins, 15. Jake Swanson, 16. D.J. Johnson, 17. Chris Gansen, 18. Ryan Bernal, 19. Cody Swanson, 20. Joe Stornetta, 21. Michael Pickens, 22. Chase Johnson, 23. Scott Hall, 24. Logan Williams. NT

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**Hall flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-28 J.Swanson, Lap 29 Liggett, Lap 30 A.Williams

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: July 4 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway – “Firecracker 40”

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

June 27, 2014 – Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-12.725; 2. Michael Pickens, 73X, Ford-12.839; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.856; 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.097; 5. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-13.163; 6. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.234; 7. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.449; 8. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-13.522; 9. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-13.636; 10. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.733; 11. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.753; 12. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-13.807; 13. Nathan Washam, 77, Shanoian/Hood-14.170; 14. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-14.182; 15. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.272; 16. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.293; 17. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-14.329; 18. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-14.446; 19. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.471; 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.584; 21. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-14.773; 22. Eli Deschaies, 91RI, Deschaies-15.051; 23. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-15.462.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Spencer, 3. Copeland, 4. A.Williams, 5. Hawkins, 6. C.Swanson, 7. Gansen, 8. Schmidt. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faas, 2. Kruseman, 3. Mitchell, 4. Pickens, 5. Hurst, 6. Roa, 7. J.Vander Weerd. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Bernal, 3. C.Williams, 4. L.Williams, 5. Deschaies, 6. J.Swanson, 7. Johnson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Mike Spencer, 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 3. Michael Pickens, 4. Nic Faas, 5. Matt Mitchell, 6. Austin Williams, 7. Cory Kruseman, 8. D.J. Johnson, 9. Cody Swanson, 10. Logan Williams, 11. Ryan Bernal, 12. Jake Swanson, 13. Jace Vander Weerd, 14. Damion Gardner, 15. Marty Hawkins, 16. Cody Williams, 17. Colby Copeland, 18. Brody Roa, 19. Chris Gansen, 20. Landon Hurst, 21. Tyler Schmidt, 22. Eli Deschaies. NT

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**Washam flipped during qualifications. Johnson flipped during third heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Spencer.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: June 28 – Petaluma (CA) Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

June 27, 2014 – Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-12.725; 2. Michael Pickens, 73X, Ford-12.839; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.856; 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.097; 5. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-13.163; 6. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.234; 7. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.449; 8. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-13.522; 9. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-13.636; 10. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.733; 11. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.753; 12. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-13.807; 13. Nathan Washam, 77, Shanoian/Hood-14.170; 14. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-14.182; 15. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.272; 16. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.293; 17. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-14.329; 18. Brody Roa, 48, Leonard-14.446; 19. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.471; 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.584; 21. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-14.773; 22. Eli Deschaies, 91RI, Deschaies-15.051; 23. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-15.462.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Spencer, 3. Copeland, 4. A.Williams, 5. Hawkins, 6. C.Swanson, 7. Gansen, 8. Schmidt. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faas, 2. Kruseman, 3. Mitchell, 4. Pickens, 5. Hurst, 6. Roa, 7. J.Vander Weerd. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Bernal, 3. C.Williams, 4. L.Williams, 5. Deschaies, 6. J.Swanson, 7. Johnson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Mike Spencer, 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 3. Michael Pickens, 4. Nic Faas, 5. Matt Mitchell, 6. Austin Williams, 7. Cory Kruseman, 8. D.J. Johnson, 9. Cody Swanson, 10. Logan Williams, 11. Ryan Bernal, 12. Jake Swanson, 13. Jace Vander Weerd, 14. Damion Gardner, 15. Marty Hawkins, 16. Cody Williams, 17. Colby Copeland, 18. Brody Roa, 19. Chris Gansen, 20. Landon Hurst, 21. Tyler Schmidt, 22. Eli Deschaies. NT

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**Washam flipped during qualifications. Johnson flipped during third heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Spencer.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: June 28 – Petaluma (CA) Speedway

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS RETURN TO PRESCOTT VALLEY

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – JUNE 25, 2014... This Saturday, June 28th, the powerful USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will battle at Prescott Valley Speedway. Hosted by General Manager Bugs Norbury, the tenth point race will also showcase Super Stocks, Prescott Valley Dwarf Cars, Vintage Cars, SCRA Factory Stocks, and Copper State Mod Lites. The Pit Gate opens at 4:00pm, the Front Gates at 5:00pm, and Racing is scheduled for 7:00pm.

Saturday’s event will mark the second of five appearances at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds. At the May 3rd debut, veteran Shon Deskins led all 30-laps to claim his first SouthWest main event triumph. A talented roster of drivers will be on hand at Prescott Valley with their sights on adding the 3/8-mile oval to their win list.

After winning his third consecutive feature on June 14th at Canyon Speedway Park, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix leads the standings by twenty-seven points. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, the defending champion has four main event wins, five heat race victories, one hard charger award, thirteen top-10 finishes, and 89 feature laps led. Johnson will be looking for his 16th USAC SouthWest victory and continuing his bid for another title.

Peoria’s Josh Pelkey ranks second in the championship point chase. Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s 12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey charged to third at Canyon Speedway Park after starting eighth. To date, the 1997 ASCA Champion has two feature wins, three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 53 feature laps led. Josh will have his sights on his fourth SouthWest win and taking over the point lead.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye sits third in the SouthWest standings. Racing the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis scored fourth in the June 14th main event after starting seventh. At press time, the five-time state champion has two feature wins, nine heat race victories, thirteen top-10 finishes, and 57 feature laps led on the year. “Chargin” Charles will be looking for his ninth series win and the $1,500 payday.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins is fourth in the chase for the championship. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins ran tenth at Canyon Speedway Park. To date, the veteran driver has one feature win, four heat race victories, and ten top-10 finishes on the year. On Saturday, Shon will have his sights on claiming his second winning trophy at Prescott Valley.

After running second on June 14th, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma has climbed to fifth in the standings. Racing his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin has four heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, nine top-10 finishes, and one feature lap led. The former “Hall of Fame Classic Winner” will be looking for his first win of the season on Saturday night.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Matt Rossi, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Mike Colegrove, Andy Reinbold, Nick Aiuto, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Michael Curtis, Stevie Sussex, Brian Hosford, Tom Ogle, Mike Bonneau, Chris Bonneau, Josh Shipley, Mark Morin, Dennis Giles, and more.

Prescott Valley Speedway is located on the Yavapai County Fairgrounds at 10501 Highway 89A in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Adult tickets (11 and up) are $18 and Kids tickets (10 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.pvraceway.com or call 928.925.9858.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). ----------------------------------------------- PRESCOTT VALLEY USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 1-Shon Deskins.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-557, 2. Josh Pelkey-530, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-519, 4. Shon Deskins-462, 5. Mike Martin-408, 6. Matt Rossi-402, 7. Tye Mihocko-387, 8. Mike Colegrove-355, 9. Andy Reinbold-339, 10. Nick Aiuto-319, 11. Bruce St. James-315, 12. Michael Curtis-301, 13. Stevie Sussex-271, 14. Brian Hosford-260, 15. Tom Ogle-247, 16. Mike Bonneau-242, 17. Chris Bonneau-225, 18. Josh Shipley-207, 19. Mark Morin-170, 20. Dennis Giles-152.

 

 

RYAN BERNAL GOES 5-FOR-5 AT TULARE’S THUNDERBOWL

By Lance Jennings

TULARE, CA – JUNE 23, 2014... Taking the lead from polesitter Matt Mitchell on lap 12, Ryan Bernal of Hollister powered to his fifth consecutive USAC West Coast Sprint Car win. For Bernal, the $1,500 triumph at Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway was series leading nineteenth victory. Mitchell, Richard Vander Weerd, Dennis Howell, and Troy Rutherford followed Ryan to the checkered flags.

Looking for his first West Coast win, Matt Mitchell took command at the drop of starter Willie Williams’ green flag. Howell and point leader Markus Niemela gave chase, but the USAC/CRA standout extended his advantage. As most of the competitors chose Tulare’s bottom groove, the sixth starting Bernal favored the high line and gained extra momentum off the cushion. Ryan soon made his way to the front and pressured Mitchell for the top spot on the ninth circuit. Continuing the attack the cushion, Bernal took the lead on lap twelve and raced away from the competition. Slicing through slower traffic at will and getting an excellent restart after a caution, Bernal earned his seventh Tulare win.

Racing the Mike Phulps owned #56 Core Power / Metal Works ART, Ryan Bernal claimed his third Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award of the campaign. After besting the 18 racers in the pit area, the defending USAC Western Classic Champion ran third in his heat race and qualified for the six-car inversion in the main event. Ryan left Thunderbowl Raceway ranked ninth in points with five main event wins, two heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes and 100 feature laps to his credit.

After leading the first eleven laps, Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell ran a strong second at Tulare. Piloting his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell qualified seventh overall and won the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. The 2-time USAC/CRA “Salute to Indy” winner is second in the point chase and has sliced into Markus Niemela’s advantage. To date, Matt has three heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-main win, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, eight top-10 finishes, and 13 feature laps led.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia had a late charge from seventh to score third at Thunderbowl Raceway. Driving the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd was third quick in time trials, placed fifth in his heat race, and missed the feature inversion. The 2011 Champion sits fifth in the championship points with one feature win, six heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, eight top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led on the year.

Rancho Palos Verdes’ Dennis Howell raced hard to claim fifth in the 30-lap feature. Piloting the family owned #62 San Pedro Auto Body / Howell-Meyer Racing Maxim, Howell qualified sixth overall and won the Deist Safety Heat Race #2. Climbing to sixth in the point standings, Dennis has one feature win, three heat race victories, six top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led in 2014.

Troy Rutherford of Ojai battled to claim fifth in the Tulare main event. Racing Steve Watt’s #81 JD Machine Tech / AAA Propane Maxim, Rutherford was fourth fast in time trials and placed fourth in his heat race. The 2010 VRA Champion sits third in the standings with one heat race victory, eight top-10 finishes, and 14 feature laps led in the campaign.

Subbing for “Shifter” Landon Hurst, Laton’s Heath Duinkerken earned his first Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with an eleventh place run from seventeenth. Driving John Hurst’s #179 Kings River Commodities / Duinkerken Farms Maxim, Heath qualified twelfth overall and scored eight in his heat race. Making his first West Coast start, the winged 360 racer is forty-fourth in the point standings.

With Hanford’s Kings Speedway closing, USAC’s Chris Kearns is looking for other venues to host the “Jim Evett Memorial” and “3rd Annual Billet Cup.” Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway will host a USAC Western Classic co-sanctioned event on August 8th and both groups will battle the following night at Chowchilla. Watsonville has a strict 90db at 100 feet state mandated sound rule and the Flowmaster “Suitcase” (Part 53545-USAC) is the track legal muffler.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series. For more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com. ----------------------------------------------- USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 21, 2014 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.344; 2. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.415; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.479; 4. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-15.592; 5. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-15.676; 6. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-15.736; 7. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.802; 8. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.970; 9. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-16.048; 10. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.229; 11. T.J. Smith, 87, Van Meter-16.273; 12. Heath Duinkerken, 179, Hurst-16.325; 13. Garrett Long, 38, Long-16.394; 14. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.477; 15. Johnny White, 51, Carlile-16.775; 16. Jonathan Logan, 32, Evett/Logan-16.958; 17. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.339; 18. Terry Nichols, 33, Nichols-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (10 laps) 1. Matt Mitchell, 2. Markus Niemela, 3. Ryan Bernal, 4. T.J. Smith, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. Austin Stone, 7. Garrett Long, 8. Johnny White, 9. Matt Day. NT

DEIST SAFETY HEAT RACE 2: (10 laps) 1. Dennis Howell, 2. Jace Vander Weerd, 3. Austin Liggett, 4. Troy Rutherford, 5. Jonathan Logan, 6. Trent Carter, 7. Kevin Barnes, 8. Heath Duinkerken. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ryan Bernal (6th), 2. Matt Mitchell (1st), 3. Richard Vander Weerd (7th), 4. Dennis Howell (2nd), 5. Troy Rutherford (4th), 6. Jace Vander Weerd (5th), 7. Austin Liggett (8th), 8. Markus Niemela (3rd), 9. Austin Stone (9th), 10. T.J. Smith (11th), 11. Heath Duinkerken (17th), 12. Garrett Long (12th), 13. Trent Carter (13th), 14. Kevin Barnes (10th), 15. Matt Day (16th), 16. Johnny White (14th), 17. Jonathan Logan (15th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 Matt Mitchell, Laps 12-30 Ryan Bernal. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Heath Duinkerken (17th to 11th)

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Markus Niemela-500, 2. Matt Mitchell-483, 3. Troy Rutherford-444, 4. Jace Vander Weerd-436, 5. Richard Vander Weerd-423, 6. Dennis Howell-399, 7. Austin Liggett-370, 8. Danny Faria Jr.-360, 9. Ryan Bernal-355, 10. Nic Faas-342, 11. Landon Hurst-297, 12. Kevin Barnes-207, ---. Marty Hawkins-207, 14. Bud Kaeding-180, 15. Chris Ennis-154, 16. Garrett Long-152, 17. Jeff Sibley-133, 18. Trent Carter-120, 19. Matt Day-115, 20. Austin Stone-112.

 

 

WATSONVILLE, PETALUMA ON TAP FOR CRA SPRINTS

Northern California ovals at Watsonville and Petaluma beckon the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint cars this weekend as drivers try to cut into point leader Damion Gardner's substantial lead.

Gardner has five feature wins in seven starts so far and has a comfortable 93-point margin over runner-up Nic Faas, whose best finishes have been a second and a third.

Matt Mitchell and Richard Vander Weerd, who stand fourth and seventh respectively in the latest points, are the other two feature winners this season.

Gardner and Marty Hawkins grabbed the two USAC/CRA flags at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville last year, while the series did not compete at Petaluma Speedway in 2013.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-480, 2-Nic Faas-387, 4-Mike Spencer-349, 4-Matt Mitchell-306, 5-Brody Roa-299, 6-Cody Williams-276, 7-Richard Vander Weerd-272, 8-Jake Swanson-253, 9-Austin Williams-137, 10-Cory Kruseman-226.

 

 

EASTERN, WESTERN & WASHINGTON HPDs IN ACTION;

CARROLL, LAMB, JAMES & GOETZ RECORD WINS

USAC HPD Midget racing occurs on four fronts this week, with races at Raleigh, N.C., Visalia, Calif., Las Vegas, Nev. and Alger, Wash. on tap. Friday's races at Wake County Speedway in Raleigh and Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia impact the Eastern and Western Dirt championships respectively, while Saturday's races at Skagit Speedway in Alger and at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring continue the Washington and Western Pavement campaigns respectively.

Series point leaders entering this week's events are Scott Hunter (Eastern), Cory Elliott (Western Dirt), Shawn Buckley (Western Pavement) and Chase Goetz (Washington).

Goetz, of Snohomish, Wash. passed Todd Hallmark on the eighth lap and led the final 12 to win Saturday night's feature race at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. Garrett Thomas took second ahead of Dougie James, Michael Vollbrecht and Chance Crum. Awards went to Crum (Hard Charger), Hallmark (JOES Racing Move of the Night), Garrett Thomas (Highline Performance Random Pick) and James (SpeedMart Hard Charger). James also picked up an extra $600 bonus for back-to-back podium finishes at Deming and Alger.

Dougie James of Shoreline, Wash. led all 25 laps to win Friday night's USAC HPD Washington Midget feature at Deming Speedway. Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame Fast Qualifier Lance Hallmark took second ahead of Michael Vollbrecht, Tristin Thomas and Chance Crum. Award winners in addition to Hallmark, who also took the SpeedMart Hard Charger, were K & N Sportsman Thomas and JOES RACING Move of the Night Vollbrecht.

Calvin Carroll of Andover, N.J. and Chris Lamb of Colfax, N.C. scored 30-lap feature wins in USAC HPD Eastern Midget competition Friday night at Ace Speedway. Both led wire-to-wire and Carroll's win was his first ever in series competition. Lamb took second in the opener ahead of Matt Lundstrom, Tyler Corriher and Scott Hunter. Trailing Lamb in the second race were Lundstrom, Corriher, Hunter and Carroll.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-402, 2-Dougie James-355, 3-Chance Crum-317, 4-Garrett Thomas-301, 5-Michael Vollbrecht-285, 6-Hannah Lindquist-262, 7-Tristin Thomas-229, 8-Todd Hartman-209, 9-Jeremy Miller-201, 10-Ariel Biggs-194.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-551, 2-Toni Breidinger-394, 3-Christine Breckenridge-310, 4-Joel Raybourne-309, 5-Dylan Nobile-286, 6-Annie Breidinger-277, 7-Cody Jessop-258, 8-Tom Patterson-218, 9-Jeff Kelley-198, 10-Ashley Hazelton-197

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Cory Elliott-74, 2-Randi Pankratz-69, 3-Ashley Hazelton-64, 4-Marvin Mitchell-59, 5-Jesse James Burks-54, 6-Dahne Lynn McKay-1.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-489, 2-Calvin Carrol-436, 3-Chris Lamb-416, 4-Tyler Corriher-364, 5-Nikki Carroll-356, 6-Blaine Leydig-295, 7-Jessica Bean-241, 8-Fletcher Wulff-277, 9-Matt Lundstrom-173, 10-Eric Lewis-112.

 

 

PRESCOTT VALLEY HOSTS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS SATURDAY

The top-three drivers in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car series have won all but one of this year's feature events. Only Shon Deskins, who ranks fourth in the standings, has been able to crack that circle, winning at Prescott Valley Raceway May 3.

The series returns to Prescott Valley this Saturday night as R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Charles Davis Jr. battle for the point lead, separated by just 38 points with 74 available.

Johnson, a four-time winner in 2014, scored his worst finish of the season at Prescott Valley, while Pelkey, 27 points behind in second, took third in the May race at Prescott Valley. Davis was the runner-up in the May race and stands 38 points back of the leader in third in the current standings.

Deskins, who hopes to gain ground on the leaders this weekend, is 95 points out of the lead.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-557, 2-Josh Pelkey-530, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-519, 4-Shon Deskins-462, 5-Mike Martin-408, 6-Matt Rossi-402, 7-Tye Mihocko-387, 8-Mike Colegrove-355, 9-Andy Reinbold-339, 10-Nick Aiuto-319

 

 

44-POINT DMA CUSHION FOR PIERSON ENTERING SATURDAY

Only Scott Holcomb's victory on May 17 has kept Adam Pierson from an unblemished record so far this year in the DMA Midget series at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. This Saturday night he'll try for a fourth feature win in five outings at the quarter-mile dirt oval.

Pierson's point lead has blossomed to 44 points as a result of his three wins and second place. Josh Sunn, who has a pair of seconds and a fourth and fifth in the four races so far, is the series runner-up at present.

Defending two-time series champion Joe Krawiec ranks third in the latest standings with a third and a fourth in the four events.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-331, 2-Josh Sunn-287, 3-Joe Krawiec-248, 4-Scott Holcomb-237, 5-Scott Viets-224, 6-Ray Miller-220. 7-Adam Whitney-210, 8-Jeff Champagne-203, 9-Timothy Gallant-190, 10-Mike Chaffee-172.

 

 

WEST COAST SPRINTS "OFF" UNTIL AUGUST 8 AT OCEAN;

BERNAL NOW ON 5-RACE VICTORY STREAK

Ryan Bernal is riding a 5-race victory wave which has him on the verge of joining some elite USAC company.

The Hollister, Calif. driver has already set a West Coast Sprint record for consecutive wins. Damion Gardner's four 2005 wins are the record for USAC/CRA, while Rick Ziehl won four straight in the Southwest Sprints in 2006 and Jimmy Wysong won four straight in the 2003 Rocky Mountain Sprints.

In terms of USAC all-time records, only Larry Dickson's six straight Nationals in 1968 are better in Sprint cars. Only four others have topped Bernal's streak of five in USAC's 59-year history. Michael Lang won six in a row in the 1996 Speedrome Midgets, Billy Vukovich III put together seven straight in the 1987 National Supermodifieds, A.J. Foyt won seven straight to start the 1964 National Champ (Indy Car) series and Billy Boat's 11 straight Western Midget wins in 1995 top the list.

Ryan Bernal caught Matt Mitchell on lap 12 Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. and led the final 19 laps for the win over Mitchell, Richard Vander Weerd, Dennis Howell and Troy Rutherford. The win vaulted him to ninth in the new series standings.

Bernal will try for a sixth straight series win August 8 when the West Coast Sprints resume racing at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. A win there would set up a chance for number seven the next night at Chowchilla, Calif.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-500, 2-Matt Mitchell-483, 3-Troy Rutherford-444, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-436, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-423, 6-Dennis Howell-399, 7-Austin Liggett-370, 8-Danny Faria Jr.-360, 9-Ryan Bernal-355, 10-Nic Faas-342.

 

 

JULY 4 SPRINT FIREWORKS AT LINCOLN PARK!!

STANBROUGH WINS TWICE, FOG OVERTAKES SUPERIOR

Fireworks are sure to erupt when the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series resumes action at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. Only natural, since it will be July 4, the celebration of America's Independence!

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. continues to lead the standings after a third and a fourth in the most recent races in upper middle-America. His lead is 48 points over Dave Darland and 107 over third-ranking Jon Stanbrough.

Stanbrough virtually "swept" the most recent races at Spring Valley, Minn. and Sun Prairie, Wisc. Heavy fog forced cancellation of last Friday night's race at AMSOIL Speedway in Superior, Wisc. before the cars ever had a chance to take to the track.

Stanbrough paced all 30 circuits of Saturday night's race at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley in his MP Environmental/Indiana Underground Maxim/Fisher. Darland was second ahead of Bacon, Chase Stockon and Chris Windom.

Stockon, of Elizabethtown, Ind., appeared headed for victory at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie Sunday night until his night ended abruptly in a flip on lap 22. Stanbrough led the rest of the way to beat Bryan Clauson, Windom, Bacon and Darland.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-964; 2-Dave Darland-916; 3-Jon Stanbrough-857; 4-Chase Stockon-851; 5-Bryan Clauson-841; 6-Tracy Hines-807; 7-Justin Grant-786; 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-736; 9-Chris Windom-700; 10-C.J. Leary-626.

 

 

MEMPHIS SERVES AS SILVER CROWN "TIE-BREAKER" SUNDAY

A rare tie for the USAC Silver Crown Championship point lead exists entering this Sunday afternoon's "Memphis 100" at Memphis International Raceway in Millington, Tenn.

Drivers Tracy Hines and Kody Swanson each have 228 points and are 27 points ahead of defending two-time series champion Bobby East in the latest tally after four races.

Round five at Memphis includes not only the battle for the series lead but the first USAC appearance in the series in six years of Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who hails from nearby Olive Branch, Miss.

Stenhouse has obviously assembled some racing stellar credentials, including the most recent successes in NASCAR competition, but he'll return to his "roots" for Sunday's race piloting a car entered by local car owners RE Technologies.

Hines is one of four drivers who have competed in all four previous Memphis USAC Silver Crown outings (1998-1999-2000 and 2004). He was second behind race winner Brian Tyler in 2000. The other three drivers who competed in all four are current series competitor Dave Darland, Russ Gamester and two-time Memphis winner and track record holder Dave Steele. Steele's one-lap track record up for grabs Sunday is 129.789 mph.

Bobby Santos and Tanner Swanson have each won races this year, but Kody Swanson has a pair of wins, one on pavement and one on dirt.

It's been eight years since USAC competed in the Volunteer State but East won one of the 2004 events, a Sprint race at Nashville. He'll try to overtake the point leaders this weekend on his way to what would be a third consecutive title. In four starts this season he has a second, third, fourth and ninth.

East could become the first driver in the 44-year history to win three consecutive Silver Crown championships.

Sunday's practice begins at 10 am, followed by qualifying at 11:30. The race gets the green flag at 2 pm.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Tracy Hines-228, 2-Kody Swanson-228, 3-Bobby East-201, 4-Chris Windom-158, 5-Jacob Wilson-114, 6-Bobby Santos-111, 7-A.J. Fike-109, 8-Jerry Coons Jr.-105, 9-Caleb Armstrong-105, 10-Jarett Andretti-103.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

June 21, 2014 - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin - Angell Park Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.880 (New Track Record); 2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.029; 3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.232; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.237; 5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.256; 6. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.278; 7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-14.412; 8. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.439; 9. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.465; 10. Bill Balog, 17B, Balog-14.488; 11. Jerry Coons, Jr., 14, Mojo-14.556; 12. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.569; 13. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-14.784; 14. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.794; 15. Joe Bares, 19, Test-14.952; 16. Steve Thomas, 20T, Thomas-15.053; 17. Bryon Walters, 5, Speed Monkeys-15.922; 18. Keaton Dobbs, 15K, Dobbs-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Bacon, 3. Clauson, 4. Stockon, 5. Coons, 6. Courtney, 7. Bares, 8. Walters, 9. Schuerenberg. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Grant, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Leary, 5. Darland, 6. Balog, 7. Andretti, 8. Thomas. 2:28.99

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Hunter Schuerenberg, 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Bill Balog, 10. Tyler Courtney, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Joe Bares, 13. Bryon Walters, 14. Justin Grant, 15. Chase Stockon, 16. Jarett Andretti, 17. Steve Thomas. NT

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**Dobbs flipped in Hot Laps. Stockon flipped on Lap 22 of the Feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-21 Stockon, Laps 22-30 Stanbrough.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-964; 2-Darland-916; 3-Stanbrough-857; 4-Stockon-851; 5-Clauson-841; 6-Hines-807; 7-Grant-786; 8-Schuerenberg-736; 9-Windom-700; 10-Leary-626.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 4 - Putnamville, IN - Lincoln Park Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

June 21, 2014 - Alger, Washington - Skagit Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Chase Goetz (#91 Goetz), 2. Michael Vollbrecht (#4 Vollbrecht), 3. Al Goldie (#73 Goldie), 4. Todd Hartman (#21H Hartman), 5. Skylar Jennings (#23 Millard), 6. Dougie James (#29 James). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Garrett Thomas (#14 Thomas), 2. Lance Hallmark (#8H Hallmark), 3. Chance Crum (#8 Crum), 4. Tristin Thomas (#9t Stewart), 5. Lance Sargent (#2a Sargent), 6. Hannah Lindquist (#3H Lindquist). NT

FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Chase Goetz, 2. Garrett Thomas, 3. Dougie James, 4. Michael Vollbrecht, 5. Chance Crum, 6. Hannah Lindquist, 7. Tristin Thomas, 8. Al Goldie, 9. Lance Sargent, 10. Todd Hartman, 11. Skylar Jennings, 12. Lance Hallmark. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Hallmark, Laps 8-20 Goetz.

NEW HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET STANDINGS:1-Goetz-402, 2-James-355, 3-Crum-317, 4-G.Thomas-301, 5-Vollbrecht-285, 6-Lindquist-262, 7-T,Thomas-229, 8-Hartman-209, 9-Jeremy Miller-201, 10-Ariel Biggs-194.

NEXT HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:June 28 - Alger, WA - Skagit Speedway

 

 

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

 June 21, 2014 - Tulare, California - Thunderbowl Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.344; 2. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.415; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.479; 4. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-15.592; 5. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-15.676; 6. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-15.736; 7. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.802; 8. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.970; 9. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-16.048; 10. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.229; 11. T.J. Smith, 87, Van Meter-16.273; 12. Heath Duinkerken, 179, Hurst-16.325; 13. Garrett Long, 38, Long-16.394; 14. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.477; 15. Johnny White, 51, Carlile-16.775; 16. Jonathan Logan, 32, Logan-16.958; 17. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.339; 18. Terry Nichols, 33, Nichols-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. Niemela, 3. Bernal, 4. Smith, 5. R.Vander Weeerd, 6. Stone, 7. Long, 8. White, 9. Day. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Howell, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Liggett, 4. Rutherford, 5. Logan, 6. Carter, 7. Barnes, 8. Duinkerken. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Matt Mitchell, 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Dennis Howell, 5. Troy Rutherford, 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 7. Austin Liggett, 8. Markus Niemela, 9. Austin Stone, 10. T.J. Smith, 11. Heath Duinkerken, 12. Garrett Long, 13. Trent Carter, 14. Kevin Barnes, 15. Matt Day, 16. Johnny White, 17. Jonathan Logan. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 Mitchell, Laps 12-30 Bernal.

NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Niemela-500, 2-Mitchell-483, 3-Rutherford-444, 4-J.Vander Weerd-436, 5-R.Vander Weerd-423, 6-Howell-399, 7-Liggett-370, 8-Dabby Faria Jr.-360, 9-Bernal-355, 10-Nic Faas-342.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: August 8 - Watsonville, CA - Ocean Speedway

 

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS:

 June 21, 2014 – Spring Valley, Minnesota – Deer Creek Speedway

QUALIFYING: 1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.076; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.084; 3. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.157; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.161; 5. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.258; 6. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.322; 7. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.383; 8. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-14.480; 9. Joe Bares, 19, Test-14.484; 10. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.521; 11. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.611; 12. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-14.766; 13. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-14.795; 14. Keaton Dobbs, 15K, Dobbs-14.804; 15. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-15.059; 16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.111; 17. Eric Schulz, 4x, Schulz-15.426; 18. Jeff Pellersels, 28, Pellersels-15.849; 19. Brandon Stevenson, 0, Stevenson-15.938; 20. Brian Van Meveren, 24, Reactor-17.201; 21. Tony Kaus, 3, Kaus-23.441; 22. Johnny Parsons III, 85, Madsen-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Windom, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Hines, 5. Grant, 6. Schulz, 7. Van Meveren. 2:00.11

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dobbs, 2. Clauson, 3. Courtney, 4. Bacon, 5. Stockon, 6. Pellersels, 7. Kaus. 2:02.79

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Andretti, 2. Bares, 3. Darland, 4. Leary, 5. Stevenson, 6. Thomas. 2:04.44

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Chase Stockon, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Hunter Schuerenberg, 7. Tyler Courtney, 8. Justin Grant, 9. Keaton Dobbs, 10. Tracy Hines, 11. Joe Bares, 12. Tony Kaus, 13. Jeff Pellersels, 14. Brandon Stevenson, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Eric Schulz, 17. C.J. Leary, 18. Brian Van Meveren, 19. Johnny Parsons III, 20. Bryan Clauson. NT ---------------------------- **Mellenberndt flipped in Qualifying. Van Meveren flipped on Lap 7. Andretti & Schulz flipped on Lap 10.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Stanbrough

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-900; 2-Darland-859; 3-Stockon-821; 4-Stanbrough-788; 5-Clauson-774; 6-Hines-760; 7-Grant-754; 8-Schuerenberg-691; 9-Windom-638; 10-Leary-578.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 22 – Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – Angell Park Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS (Special Event):

June 20, 2014 - Deming, Washington - Deming Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Lance Hallmark, 8H, Hallmark-11.907; 2. Tristin Thomas, 9T, Thomas-11.943; 3. Chance Crum, 8, Crum-11.995; 4. Dougie James, 29, James-12.090; 5. Al Goldie, 73, Goldie-12.128' 6. Michael Vollbrecht, 4, Vollbrecht-12.162; 7. Hannah Lindquist, 3H, Lindquist-12.222; 8. Todd Hartman, 21H, Hartman-9. Robbie Price, 21p, Price-12.238; 10. Joe Constance, 23, Millard-12.340.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Hallmark, 2. Constance, 3. Crum, 4. Goldie, 5. Lindquist. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Price, 2. James, 3. Vollbrech, 4. Thomas. NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Dougie James, 2. Lance Hallmark, 3. Michael Vollbrecht, 4. Tristin Thomas, 5. Chance Crum, 6. Al Goldie, 7. Joe Constance, 8. Robbie Price, 9. Hannah Lindquist. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 James.

NEXT HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:June 21 - Alger, WA - Skagit Speedway

 

 

USAC/CRA SPRINTS PREPARE FOR WATSONVILLE AND PETALUMA SWING

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – JUNE 20, 2014… The cars and stars of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series are gearing up for a special “Northern California swing” to Watsonville and Petaluma. With both races paying $2,750-to-win and $350-to-start, John Prentice's Ocean Speedway will host the Friday, June 27th, “USAC/CRA Night at the Races.” The following night, June 28th, the USAC/CRA 410 Sprints will travel to Rick Faeth’s Petaluma Speedway for the “Flowmaster & Lumberjack’s Restaurant Night.”

Since July 2010, six Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car races have been held at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman and Mike Spencer are tied for the series lead with two Watsonville wins and “The Cadillac” Cody Williams set the 1-lap qualifying track record of 12.701 on August 10, 2012. The “USAC/CRA Night at the Races” will also showcase 4-Bangers, American Stocks, Dwarf Cars, and IMCA Sport Mods. The Pit Gate will open at 1:00pm, the Spectator Gates will open at 4:30pm, and Racing is scheduled for 6:00pm.

Petaluma Speedway will feature the USAC/CRA 410 Sprints for the third time in series history. On June 20, 2009, “Dynamite” David Cardey won the series debut at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds. Mike Spencer claimed the 30-lap main event and set the 1-lap qualifying track record of 13.821 on June 19, 2010. The “Flowmaster & Lumberjack’s Restaurant Night” card will also present Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, and 600 Sprints. The Pit Gate officially opens at 3:00pm, Spectator Gates will open at 4:00pm, Time Trials will begin at 5:00pm, and Racing is set for 6:30pm.

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS: Ocean Speedway and Petaluma Speedway have a strict 90db at 100 feet state mandated sound rule and the Flowmaster “Suitcase” (Part 53545-USAC) is the track legal muffler. If the sound levels are broken, the racer will be disqualified and not allowed to compete. In addition, tarps are mandatory under all race cars in the pit area at Petaluma. The tarps must stick out at least one foot on each side.

Heading to the eighth point race, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord has a 93-point advantage over the competition. At Perris on June 14th, the pilot of Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike posted his 56th career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and charged to seventh after suffering a flat tire. To date, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” has five main event wins, three Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, five heat race victories, seven top-10 finishes, and 99 feature laps led. “The Demon” leads all USAC/CRA drivers with 51 career wins and will have his sights on his bid for a third championship.

Huntington Beach’s Nic Faas is second in the USAC/CRA point standings. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas scored ninth at Perris Auto Speedway. Currently, the 2008 Rookie of the Year has two heat race victories and six top-10 finishes in the campaign. With 10 main event wins to his credit, Nic will be looking to gain valuable points by adding the Watsonville and Petaluma trophies to his collection.

Mike Spencer of Temecula sits third in the championship points. At Perris, the driver of Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim earned his first Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a fifth place run from twenty-third. To date, the five-time champion has three Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, five top-10 finishes, and 21 feature laps led to his credit. Mike has 34 USAC/CRA wins and will have his sights on the $2,750 victories at Watsonville and Petaluma.

After leading all 30-laps to win the June 14th main event, Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell has climbed to fourth in the point chase. Piloting his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell has one heat race victory, four top-10 finishes and 33 feature laps led on the season. With six career USAC/CRA wins, the former USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year will be looking for his first Watsonville and Petaluma triumphs.

Brody Roa of Huntington Beach is fifth in the point standings. Racing the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa took sixth in the Perris main event. To date, the 2012 Most Improved Driver has one heat race victory, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award and five top-10 finishes. Brody has 1 USAC/CRA triumph and will have his sights on taking Lee & Norma Leonard’s car to Watsonville and Petaluma victories.

Currently eleventh in points, Yorba Linda’s Logan Williams leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Snohomish, Washington’s Gary Taylor, Cody Swanson of Norco, and Verdemont Heights’ Chris Gansen are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, Richard Vander Weerd, Jake Swanson, Austin Williams, “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Jace Vander Weerd, Ryan Bernal, Marty Hawkins, and more

Per USAC/CRA rules, all fuel-injected 410 and 360 powered sprint cars must run the Hoosier 105/16 Medium Right Rear Tire and all four corners must be Hoosier. Cars must pass a tech inspection and one-way radios are mandatory for drivers. USAC/CRA charges a $25 entry fee to all competitors, which includes a transponder rental. Carbureted spec sprints are welcome to race with USAC/CRA and can still use their track legal Hoosier tires.

Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California at 2601 E. Lake Avenue. Adult Tickets are $20, Senior Tickets (over 65) are $19, Kid Tickets (12-6) are $13, and Children (5 and under) are FREE. For more information, visit the track's website at www.oceanspeedway.com or call 831.662.9466 (WINN).

Petaluma Speedway is located on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California at 100 Fairgrounds Drive. Adult Tickets (64-12) are $17, Senior Tickets (65 and over) are $12, Junior Tickets (11-6) are $12, and Children (5 and under) are FREE. For more information, visit the track's website at www.petaluma-speedway.com or call 707.763.7223 (RACE).

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. For more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com. -------------------------------------------------------- WATSONVILLE USAC/CRA SPRINT WINS: 2-Cory Kruseman, 2-Mike Spencer, 1-Damion Gardner, 1-Marty Hawkins.

PETALUMA USAC/CRA SPRINT WINS: 1-David Cardey, 1-Mike Spencer.

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner 480, 2. Nic Faas 387, 3. Mike Spencer 349, 4. Matt Mitchell 306, 5. Brody Roa 299, 6. Cody Williams 276, 7. Richard Vander Weerd 272, 8. Jake Swanson 253, 9. Austin Williams 237, 10. Cory Kruseman 226, 11. Logan Williams 203, 12. Gary Taylor 186, 13. A.J. Bender 156, 14. Jace Vander Weerd 136, 15. Ronnie Gardner 125, 16. Rickie Gaunt 122, 17. Cody Swanson 113, 18. Chris Gansen 112, Ryan Bernal 112, 20. R.J. Johnson 108.

 

 

STENHOUSE "COMES HOME" FOR "MEMPHIS 100" JUNE 29

NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse Jr. of Olive Branch, Miss. will return to his home region June 29 to compete in the "Memphis 100" USAC Silver Crown Championship race at Memphis International Raceway in Millington, Tenn.

He hasn't competed in the Silver Crown cars since 2008 when he took fourth in the "Ted Horn 100" for car owner RE Technologies of Memphis, who will field the car for him in the June 29 race. RE Technologies owns four Silver Crown victories with drivers Stenhouse and Cameron Dodson.

"I am really looking forward to racing at Memphis and driving the RE Technologies car," stated Ricky Stenhouse Jr. "I drove for Roger Johnson and Chris Santucci early in my career and they have helped me tremendously. The last time I raced a Silver Crown Series car on asphalt was in 2006 so it should be a lot of fun. This is my home track, where I first ran a go-kart so I'm looking forward to getting back there and racing again."

The appearance will be the first for Stenhouse in USAC competition since the 2008 "4-Crown Nationals" Midget event, one which he'd like to forget. Despite leading a few laps, he stopped and was relegated to the back of the pack on a restart. In the ensuing laps he raced toward the front, only to end up flipping down the backstretch late in the race."

In 14 previous Silver Crown starts between 2006 and 2008 Ricky scored victories for RE Technologies at the 2007 opener at Manzanita Park in Phoenix, Ariz. and for Tony Stewart Racing in the "Tony Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Ricky's only previous pavement Silver Crown appearance came in 2008 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis where he ended up a disappointing 17th.

One of USAC's most versatile drivers, Ricky earned USAC Sprint Car and Midget "Rookie of the Year" honors in 2007. The only other drivers to accomplish that feat in a single season were Darren Hagen in 2005 and Chad Boat in 2008.

Stenhouse burst on the NASCAR scene and quickly made his mark by winning the Nationwide Series "Rookie of the Year" honors in 2010. He backed that up by winning the Nationwide Series Championship the next two years! Last year he claimed the Sprint Cup "Rookie of the Year."

This year Stenhouse ranks 23rd so far in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings for car owner Roush Fenway Racing.

The Memphis Silver Crown race is round five of the 2014 series. Drivers Tracy Hines and Kody Swanson enter the race in a tie for the series points lead. Swanson has won twice, while brother Tanner Swanson and Bobby Santos all have scored victories.

Purchase your tickets in advance on www.racemir.com for the "Memphis 100 with Ricky Stenhouse Jr." and receive $5 off of adult general admission and pit passes. Also, available for advance purchase is the family four-pack which includes admission for two adults, two children and a free hot dog and small beverage for each family member for $60. Tickets the day of the race are available at the gate and are $25 for adults, $40 for a pit pass and children 12 and under are $10.

For more information or questions regarding the "Memphis 100 with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.", please visit www.racemir.com or call (901) WOW-Race.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Tracy Hines-228, 2-Kody Swanson-228, 3-Bobby East-201, 4-Chris Windom-158, 5-Jacob Wilson-114, 6-Bobby Santos-111, 7-A.J. Fike-109, 8-Jerry Coons Jr.-105, 9-Caleb Armstrong-105, 10-Jarett Andretti-103.

 

 

USAC WEST COAST SPRINTS RUMBLE AT TULARE SATURDAY

 By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – JUNE 17, 2014... This Saturday, June 21st, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will invade Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway for the final time in 2014. Promoted by Steve Faria, the ninth point race will also feature the IMCA Modifieds and RaceSaver Wing Sprint Cars. The spectator gates will open at 4:30pm, time trials at 6:30pm, with racing to follow at 7:00pm.

Since March 2010, twenty USAC West Coast Sprint Car races have been held at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. Ryan Bernal of Hollister leads all drivers with six Tulare wins and holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 15.158, set on October 8, 2011. This season, Rancho Palos Verdes’ Dennis Howell claimed his first series win on March 14th and rain washed out the April 26th date. Bernal has won the last four main events, including the May 17th “Faria Memorial” and the May 31st point race at Tulare.

Markus Niemela of Rauma, Finland sits atop the point standings and has a thirty-four point advantage over the competition. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Niemela raced to sixth from eleventh at Hanford’s Kings Speedway on June 7th. To date, last season’s USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, one heat race victory, eight top-10 finishes, and 12 feature laps led to his credit. Markus will be looking to extend his point lead and score his first series win at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Fresh off last Saturday’s USAC/CRA win at Perris, Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell is second in the point standings. Driving his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell took fourth in the June 7th main event at Hanford. Currently, the former USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year has two heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, seven top-10 finishes, and two feature laps led in 2014. This Saturday, Matt will have his sights on his first USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory.

Troy Rutherford of Ojai has climbed to third in the West Coast point chase. Racing Steve Watt’s #81 JD Machine Tech / AAA Propane Maxim, Rutherford placed tenth in the Hanford main event. At press time, the 2010 VRA Champion has one feature win, one heat race victory, seven top-10 finishes, and 14 feature laps led on the season. At Thunderbowl Raceway, Troy will be looking to earn the $1,500 payday and claim his third series main event win.

Visalia’s Jace Vander Weerd ranks fourth in the championship point standings. Piloting the family owned #88 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd scored twenty-third at Hanford after an early flip ended his night. Currently, the 2010 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has one feature win, two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led. Jace will have his sights on his fifth series win and adding Tulare’s first place trophy to his collection.

After finishing second to Ryan Bernal at Hanford, Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia has climbed to fifth in the point standings. Driving the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd has one feature win, six heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, seven top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led. The 2011 Champion will be looking for his sixteenth career USAC West Coast win on Saturday.

Currently seventeenth in points, Springville’s Garrett Long leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Terra Bella’s Trent Carter, Robert Nuckles of Hanford, and Hanford’s Connor Kassik are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are defending champion “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Nic Faas, Dennis Howell, Austin Liggett, “Shifter” Landon Hurst, Ryan Bernal, Marty Hawkins, Kevin Barnes, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Jeff Sibley, Matt Day, Davey Pombo, Austin Stone, T.J. Smith, and more.

Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at the corner of Bardsley and K Streets. Reserved tickets are $15 and General Admission seats are $13. Advance tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the track office at 559.688.0909. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). ----------------------------------------------- TULARE USAC WEST COAST SPRINT WINS: 6-Ryan Bernal, 4-Bud Kaeding, 3-Richard Vander Weerd, 2-Kyle Larson, 2-Craig Stidham, 1-Dean Alexander, 1-Dennis Howell, 1-Peter Murphy.

 

 

ACE, DEMING (SE), ALGER NEXT UP FOR HPD MIDGETS;

NEMIRE (2) AND THOMAS WIN, RAIN TAKES GAS CITY

Washington and North Carolina are this week's sites for USAC HPD Midget racing, with races at Deming Speedway and Skagit Speedway (Alger) in Washington and Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C.

Chase Goetz tops the latest Washington points and Scott Hunter sits atop the current Eastern HPD standings.

Garrett Thomas of McCleary, Wash. led all 25 laps to win Saturday night's USAC Washington HPD Midget race at Grays Harbor Raceway. Goetz took second ahead of Jeremy Miller, Dougie James and Lance Sargent.

Friday night's race at Deming is a non-points "Special Event," while Saturday's race at Alger carries full Washington points.

Austin Nemire of Toledo, Ohio has now won five of six USAC Midwest HPD pavement races after sweeping races t Xenia and Columbus, Ohio this past week.

Nemire grabbed Friday night's 30-lap feature at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, extending yet again his point lead in the process. He took the lead from Calvin Carroll on lap six and led the rest of the way to beat Jack Cross, Nikki Carroll, Calvin Carroll and Adam Thomason.

Nemire the won Saturday night's 20-lapper at Columbus Motor Speedway. Adam Thomason finished second ahead of Calvin Carroll, Nikki Carroll and Jack Cross. Calvin Carroll led lap one, Thomason led laps 2-9 and Nemire led the rest.

The Eastern HPD race originally slated for this Saturday at Franklin County Speedway in Callaway, Va. has been removed from the calendar.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Patrick Bruns-207, 2-Austin Nemire-183, 3-Aaron Schuck-129, 4-Bill Kriegbaum-110, 5-John Heydenreich-69, 6-Alex Wason-63.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Austin Nemire-427, 2-Calvin Carroll-300, 3-Adam Thomason-296, 4-Nikki Carroll-273, 5-Jacob Stickle-220, 6-Steve Myers-190, 7-Jack Cross-159, 8-Blaine Leydig-131, 9-Scott Hunter-69, 10-Tate Martz-63.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-334, 2-Dougie James-298, 3-Chance Crum-263, 4-Garrett Thomas-236, 5-Michael Vollbrecht-227, 6-Hannah Lindquist-214, 7-Jeremy Miller-201, 8-Ariel Biggs-194, 9-Tristin Thomas-182, 10-Todd Hartman-171

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-384, 2-Calvin Carroll-327, 3-Blaine Leydig-295, 4-Chris Lamb-294, 5-Nikki Carroll-269, 6-Tyler Corriher-255, 7-Jessica Bean-194, 8-Fletcher Wulff-177, 9-Eric Lewis-112, 10-Jake Nelke-85.

 

 

DMA MIDGETS RESUME JUNE 28;

PIERSON 3-FOR-4 AFTER BEAR RIDGET TRIUMPH

June 28 marks the next appearance for the USAC DMA Midget Series at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. If past results are an indicator, Bradford's own Adam Pierson will surely rate the favorite's role.

Pierson is now 3-for-4 in 2014 USAC DMA Midget events at Bear Ridge, winning Saturday night's 25-lapper.

He passed Tim Gallant on lap nine and led the rest of the way to beat Josh Sunn, Scott Viets, Joe Krawiec and Scott Doule.

Denny Zimmerman led six laps and Gallant two before Pierson went to the front.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-331, 2-Josh Sunn-287, 3-Joe Krawiec-248, 4-Scott Holcomb-237, 5-Scott Viets-224, 6-Ray Miller-220. 7-Adam Whitney-210, 8-Jeff Champagne-203, 9-Timothy Gallant-190, 10-Mike Chaffee-172.

 

 

SOUTHWEST "OFF" UNTIL JUNE 28 AT PRESCOTT VALLEY;

JOHNSON GETS ARIZONA #15 AT CANYON

Prescott Valley (AZ) Raceway hosts the next USAC Southwest Sprint race, a June 28 event, at a track which has yet to yield a win this year for series point leader R.J. Johnson.

Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz.. now has 15 career USAC wins in Arizona after winning Saturday night's "Father's Day" feature at Canyon Speedway Park in the Michaels entry.

Johnson passed Stevie Sussex on lap 10 and led the rest of the way to beat Mike Martin, Josh Pelkey, Charles Davis Jr. and Matt Rossi.

The win leaves Johnson with a 27-point lead over Pelkey in the new standings.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-557, 2-Josh Pelkey-530, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-519, 4-Shon Deskins-462, 5-Mike Martin-408, 6-Matt Rossi-402, 7-Tye Mihocko-387, 8-Mike Colegrove-355, 9-Andy Reinbold-339, 10-Nick Aiuto-319

 

CRA GEARS UP FOR OCEAN, PETALUMA JUNE 28-29;

MITCHELL GRABS PERRIS 30-LAPPER

The AMSOIL USC/CRA Sprint car series resume June 28-29 with races at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. and Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway. Damion Gardner, despite a seventh place finish last Saturday night at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway, continues to lead the standings with a 93-point lead over Nic Faas.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. paced all 30 laps of Saturday night's race at Perris, Richard Vander Weerd was second ahead of Austin Williams, Cody Williams and Mike Spencer. Gardner was the fastest qualifier.

Mitchell piloted the MPD Racing/ART Enterprises Maxim/Chrisco to the win, his first of the season.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-480, 2-Nic Faas-387, 4-Mike Spencer-349, 4-Matt Mitchell-306, 5-Brody Roa-299, 6-Cody Williams-276, 7-Richard Vander Weerd-272, 8-Jake Swanson-253, 9-Austin Williams-137, 10-Cory Kruseman-226.

 

 

BERNAL GOES FOR 5 STRAIGHT WC SPRINTS AT TULARE

Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. hosts this Saturday night's USAC West Coast Sprint race and Finland driver Markus Niemela will be out to protect a 34-point lead in the series standings.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif, who grabbed last Saturday's AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race at Perris, Calif., stands second in the current standings.

All eyes, however, will be focuses squarely on Ryan Bernal, the Hollister, Calif. driver who will try to extend the winningest streak in series history. He has won the last four races although he sits just outside the "top-10" in the points.

Two of Bernal's most recent four wins were notched at Tulare!

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-452, 2-Matt Mitchell-418, 3-Troy Rutherford-388, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-379, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-361, 5-Danny Faria Jr.-360, 7-Nic Faas-342, 8-Dennis Howell-339, 9-Austin Liggett-322, 10-Landon Hurst-297.

 

 

SPRINTS HEAD FOR SUPERIOR, SPRING VALLEY & SUN PRAIRIE

The first AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car appearance in Minnesota in more than a quarter-century is on tap as the series heads to the upper Midwest for three races this week.

The Minnesota venue is Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Saturday night's host, following Friday's race at AMSOIL Speedway in Superior, Wisc. Sunday night's race is at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc.

Brady Bacon takes a 44-point lead over Dave Darland into the three-week swing after winning the recent "Eastern Storm" title. Bacon pilots the Dynamics, Inc. entry, holders of an all-time record 84 series wins.

Darland, meanwhile, is chasing the all-time series driver win record, which Tom Bigelow holds at 52. Darland now has 50.

Friday's event at Superior includes a "Meet-A-Driver" autograph session as the series makes its first appearance at the 3/8-mile dirt track.

The last AMSOIL USAC National Sprint race in Minnesota was in 1988 and the winner was Danny Lasoski at Jackson Speedway.

Darland is the defending winner at Sun Prairie, scoring at the one-third mile dirt track in 2012.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-836; 2-Dave Darland-792; 3-Chase Stockon-766; 4-Bryan Clauson-752; 5-Jon Stanbrough-719; 6-Tracy Hines-716; 7-Justin Grant-711; 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-638; 9-Chris Windom-583; 10-C.J. Leary-653.

 

 

ANGELL PARK JULY 5-6 NEXT FOR MIDGETS;

ABREU CLAIMS 10TH MIDGET WEEK CHAMPIONSHIP;

DARLAND, BELL, ABREU & CLAUSON TAKE FEATURES

The Honda USAC National Midgets now prepare for the July 5-6 "Pepsi Nationals" at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc. after closing out the "Indiana Midget Week" slate last week.

Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. claimed the "Indiana Midget Week" title for car owners Keith Kunz and Curb-Agajanian. He emerged with a commanding 31-point margin over Bran Clauson in the IMW final tally.

Kunz and Curb-Agajanian enjoyed their 50th Indiana USAC feature win with Friday night's victory at Bloomington Speedway. Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla. led all but the first two laps after passing Damion Gardner on lap five in his Toyota/TRD Bullet/Speedway Toyota. Abreu was second ahead of Clauson, Chris Windom and Tanner Thorson.

Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. grabbed Thursday night's IMW opener at Lincoln Park in Putnamville, leading all 30 laps in his CML-RW/King Racing Products Spike/Fontana. Tracy Hines was second, Abreu third, Clauson fourth and Michael Pickens fifth.

Abreu wheeled a Toyota/TRD Bullet/Speedway Toyota to victory in Saturday's 30-lapper at the Lawrenceburg Speedway, taking the lead from Alex Bright on lap 27. Bright had led 11 laps before slipping to 15th at the finish. Hines was second ahead of Bell, Clauson and Brady Bacon. Pickens led 15 laps but failed to finish.

Clauson took the closer Sunday night at Kokomo Speedway in his Fairbury Packaged Meats/Curb Records Spike/Esslinger. He led the last 13 laps of a hotly-contested race to beat Hines, Abreu, Darland and Zach Daum. Daum, Pickens, Abreu and Clauson all led during the 30-lapper.

Teammates Abreu and Thorson swept the ProSource fast qualifying bonuses, each winning twice.

Rain forced cancellation of the originally-scheduled Indiana Midget Week opener on Wednesday night.

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-481, 2-Tracy Hines-388, 3-Bryan Clauson-387, 4-Christopher Bell-370, 5-Dave Darland-311, 6-Tanner Thorson-311, 7-Zach Daum-285, 8-Andrew Felker-272, 9-Chris Windom-267, 10-Kevin Thomas-257.

Final 2014 USAC Midget Week" Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-275, 2-Bryan Clauson-244, 3-Tracy Hines-236, 4-Dave Darland-217 5-Michael Pickens-177, 6-Christopher Bell-176, 7-Chris Windom-159, 8-Zach Daum-153, 9-Tanner Thorson-150, 10-Andrew Felker-146.

 

 

SILVER CROWN AT MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL JUNE 29;

SANTOS WINS GATEWAY BY A HALF-CAR LENGTH

Memphis International Raceway in Millington, Tenn. hosts round five of the 2014 USAC Silver Crown Championship Series June 29 and Tracy Hines and Kody Swanson will battle for the point lead in the 100-lap race. Those two drivers exited Saturday's 100-mile race at Madison, Ill. in a tie for the lead, 27 points ahead of defending two-time series champion Bobby East,

Bobby Santos of Franklin, Mass. won Saturday's "Gateway 100" USAC Silver Crown Championship race at Gateway Motorsports Park but the margin of victory in the PRM Auto Enterprise Beast/Mopar wasn't what he hoped it would be.

Leading by a wide margin most of the race, he eked out a half-car length advantage over ProSource fast qualifier and pole winner Hines at the checkered flag! Santos admitted that "the car was coughing on the lap 93 restart and I'm not sure if we could have led another lap. Admittedly the yellow for John Andretti's magneto issue helped us save just enough."

Attrition left numerous competitors on the sidelines as five cars finished the race, with Bobby East third, Caleb Armstrong fourth and Kody Swanson fifth. Early leader Tanner Swanson fell victim to transmission troubles after 20 laps, yielding the lead to Santos, who led the final 60 laps. East led the first four.

Hines was the ProSource fast qualifier, a $200 bonus, while Kody Swanson, from 12th to 5th, earned the $200 hard charger award posted by Dr. Jim Logan.

The race at Memphis will be the fifth for the series at that 3/4-mile paved oval. Dave Steele won races there in 1998 and 2004, while Brad Noffsinger was the 1999 winner and Brian Tyler won there in 2000.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Tracy Hines-228, 2-Kody Swanson-228, 3-Bobby East-201, 4-Chris Windom-158, 5-Jacob Wilson-114, 6-Bobby Santos-111, 7-A.J. Fike-109, 8-Jerry Coons Jr.-105, 9-Caleb Armstrong-105, 10-Jarett Andretti-103.

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

June 14, 2014 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tim Gallant (#33 Gallant), 2. Mike Chaffee (#18c Chaffee), 3. Denny Zimmerman (#4 Matczak), 4. Axel Rose (#11v Miller), 5. Dylan Rock (#49 Rock), 6. Stan Otterman (#78 Otterman), 7. Amanda Habel (#09 Habel). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Scott Viets (#2 Miller), 2. Ray Miller (#1w Miller), 3. Scott Doule (#29 Doule), 4. Joe Krawiec (#6 Matczak), 5. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney), 6. Vincent Lucca (#11v Miller). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Adam Pierson (#76M Manafort), 2. Josh Sunn (#76 Manafort), 3. Scott Holcomb (#47 Myers/Miller), 4. Dean Christensen (#9 Miller), 5. Dylan Duhaime (#57 Duhaime), 6. John Heydenreich (#22 Givens), 7. Tim Hodge (#5 Hodge), 8. Tom Thompson (#24 Thompson). NT

DASH: (4 laps) 1. Gallant, 2. Chaffee, 3. Sunn, 4. Miller, 5. Viets, 6. Pierson. NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Adam Dion (#28R Dion).

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Adam Pierson, 2. Josh Sunn, 3. Scott Viets, 4. Joe Krawiec, 5. Scott Doule, 6. John Heydenreich, 7. Adam Whitney, 8. Ray Miller, 9. Scott Holcomb, 10. Dean Christensen, 11. Tim Gallant, 12. Denny Zimmerman, 13. Dylan Rock, 14. Vincent Lucca, 15. Alex Rose, 16. Stanley Otterman, 17. Amanda Habel, 18. Mike Chaffee, 19. Tim Hodge, 20. Tom Thompson, 21. Jeff Champagne (#77 Champagne). NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Zimmerman, Laps 7-8 Gallant, Laps 9-25 Pierson.

NEW USAC DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Pierson-331, 2-Sunn-287, 3-Krawiec-248, 4-Holcomb-237, 5-Viets-224, 6-Miller-220. 7-Whitney-210, 8-Champagne-203, 9-Gallant-190, 10-Chaffee-172.

NEXT USAC DMA MIDGET RACE: June 28 - Bradford, VT - Bear Ridge Speedway

 

 

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

June 15, 2014 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - "Indiana Midget Week"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.278; 2. Dave Darland, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-13.341; 3. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.361; 4. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-13.425; 5. Michael Pickens, 3F, RFMS-13.555; 6. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-13.579; 7. Andrew Felker, 11A, Felker-13.640; 8. Bryan Clauson, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-13.649; 9. Justin Grant, 35, Gardner-13.657; 10. Trey Marcham, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-13.740; 11. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-13.747; 12. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.804; 13. Brady Bacon, 11, Wilke-13.845; 14. Thomas Meseraull, 16, Sandy-13.913; 15. Brock Maskovich, 39B, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-13.915; 16. Chad Boespflug, 57B, Ecker-13.979; 17. Shane Cottle, 57, Ecker-13.992; 18. Garrett Aitken, 32, Aitken-14.001; 19. Ross Rankine, 39x, Rankine-14.004; 20. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KBR-14.016; 21. Domain Ramsay, 20, Ramsay-14.044; 22. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Johnson-14.051; 23. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-14.069; 24. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-14.080; 25. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-14.119; 26. Alex Bright, 77, Hemler-14.120; 27. Steve Buckwalter, 9x, Ronk-14.248; 28. Parker Price-Miller, 9P, Ronk-14.254; 29. Nathan Smee, 3A, Cooper-14.372; 30. Tony DiMattia, 50, Brandywine Auto-14.487; 31. Robby Parish, 7k, Irwin-14.537; 32. Tyler Courtney, 35x, Hampton-14.607; 33. Brenden Bright, 92, Bright-14.721; 34. Jaimie McKinlay, 42, Graham-14.728; 35. Gary Gipson, 5, Byers-14.904; 36. Leyton Kendall, 7L, KBR-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Pickens, 3. Abreu, 4. B.Bright, 5. Grant, 6. S.Cottle, 7. Schutte. 8. Ramsay, 9. Smee. 2:18.13

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.Gardner, 2. Daum, 3. Aitken, 4. Darland, 5. Meseraull, 6. A.Bright, 7. DiMattia, 8. Marcham, 9. Gipson. 2:17.98

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bell, 2. Chapple, 3. Buckwalter, 4. Felker, 5. Windom, 6. Maskovich, 7. Rankine, 8. Parish. 2:18.99

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thorson, 2. K.Thomas, 3. Clauson, 4. Hines, 5. Price-Miller, 6. Courtney, 7. Boespflug, 8. T.Thomas. 2:18.15

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Windom, 2. S.Cottle, 3. T.Thomas, 4. Courtney, 5. Meseraull, 6. Grant, 7. A.Bright, 8. Boespflug, 9. Schutte, 10. Marcham, 11. DiMattia, 12. Rankine, 13. Ramsay, 14. Maskovich, 15. Parish, 16. Smee, 17. Price-Miller, 18. Gipson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Rico Abreu, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Zach Daum, 6. Michael Pickens, 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 8. Tanner Thorson, 9. Andrew Felker, 10. Brady Bacon, 11. Justin Grant, 12. Christopher Bell, 13. Trey Marcham, 14. Shane Cottle, 15. Garrett Aitken, 16. Parker Price-Miller, 17. Ronnie Gardner, 18. Brenden Bright, 19. Tyler Thomas, 20. Tyler Courtney, 21. Chris Windom, 22. Steve Buckwalter, 23. Thomas Meserull, 24. Isaac Chapple. NT

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**Kendall flipped during qualifying. Chapple flipped on lap 9 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Daum, Lap 2 Pickens, Laps 3-5 Dzum, Laps 6-7 Abreu, Laps 8-9 Daum, Laps 10-17 Abreu, Laps 18-30 Clauson.

NEW HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu=481, 2-Hines-388, 3-Clauson-387, 4-Bell-370, 5-Darland-311, 6-Thorson-311, 7-Daum-285, 8-Felker-272, 9-Windom-267, 10-K.Thomas-257.

FINAL INDIANA MIDGET WEEK POINTS: 1-Abrue=275, 2-Clauson-244, 3-Hines-236, 4-Darland-217 5-Pickens-177, 6-Bell-176, 7-Windom-159, 8-Daum-153, 9-Thorson-150, 10-Felker-146.

NEXT HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACES: July 5-6 - Sun Prairie, WI - Angell Park Speedway

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

June 14, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - "Father's Day Classic"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles), 5. Nick Parker (#94 Parker), 6. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 5. Brian Hosford (#22B Weber), 6. Brandon Hacker (#21 Hacker). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Mike Martin, 3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. Matt Rossi, 6. Mike Colegrove, 7. Tye Mihocko, 8. Tom Ogle, 9. Brian Hosford, 10. Shon Deskins, 11. Dennis Giles, 12. Bruce St. James, 13. Michael Curtis, 14. Nick Parker, 15. Stevie Sussex, 16. Brandon Hacker, 17. Nick Aiuto, 18. Mark Morin. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Sussex, Laps 10-30 Johnson.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-557, 2-Pelkey-530, 3-Davis-519, 4-Deskins-462, 5-Martin-408, 6-Rossi-402, 7-Mihocko-387, 8-Colegrove-355, 9-Andy Reinbold-339, 10-Aiuto-319.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES: June 28 - Prescott Valley, AZ - Prescott Valley Raceway

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

June 14, 2014 - Elma, Washington - Grays Harbor Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chase Goetz, 91, Goetz-16.886; 2. Hannah Lindquist, 3H, Lindquist-17.054; 3. Tristin Thomas, 9t, Stewart-17-075; 4. Dougie James, 29, James-17.102; 5. Lance Sargent, 2a, Sargent-17.251; 6. Michael Vollbrecht, 4, Vollbrecht-17.254; 7. Todd Hartman, 21, Hartman-17.274; 8. Chance Crum, 8, Crum-17.310; 9. Garrett Thomas, 14, Thomas-17.344; 10. Jeremy Miller, 46, Miller-17.631; 11. Annika Johanson, 27, Johanson-17.929; 12. Ariel Biggs, 2, Debakker-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Goetz, 2. Sargent, 3. Crum, 4. G.Thomas, 5. Johanson, 6. T.Thomas. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. James, 2. Lindquist, 3. Miller, 4. Biggs, 5. Hartman, 6. Vollbrecht. NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Garrett Thomas, 2. Chase Goetz, 3. Jeremy Miller, 4. Dougie James, 5. Lance Sargent, 6. Hannah Lindquist, 7. Todd Hartman, 8. Michael Vollbrecht, 9. Ariel Biggs, 10. Chance Crum, 11. Annika Johanson. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 G.Thomas.

NEW HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET POINTS:1-Goetz-334, 2-James-298, 3-Crum-263, 4-G.Thomas-236, 5-Vollbrecht-227, 6-Lindquist-214, 7-Miller-201, 8-Biggs-194, 9-T.Thomas-182, 10-Hartman-171.

NEXT HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACES: June 20 - Deming (WA) Speedway (SE) - June 21 - Alger, WA - Skagit Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

 June 14, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway –

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.442; 2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.586; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.657; 4. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-16.671; 5. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-16.796; 6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.805; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.814; 8. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.833; 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.943; 10. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.079; 11. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.101; 12. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.204; 13. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-17.411; 14. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.506; 15. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.676; 16. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.732; 17. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.800; 18. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-17.927; 19. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-17.962; 20. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-18.022; 21. Cal Smith, 39, Cal Sun-18.101; 22. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-18.286; 23. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-18.289; 24. Gary Taylor, 04G, Cook-NT, 25. Cody Swanson, 14, Springstead-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. C.Williams, 2. A.Williams, 3. Bezio, 4. Gardner, 5. Ellertson, 6. Reinbold, 7. Sweeney, 8. Gansen. 2:52.26

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Faas, 3. L.Williams, 4. Kruseman, 5. Everhart, 6. Bender, 7. Edwards, 8. Denome. 2:52.92

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Mitchell, 3. J.Swanson, 4. Ballard, 5. Taylor, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Smith, 8. Spencer. 2:53.04

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Taylor, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Bender, 4. Reinbold, 5. Sweeney, 6. Edwards, 7. Ellertson, 8. Denome, 9. Everhart, 10. Smith, 11. Gansen, 12. C.Swanson (#04X Collins). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Matt Mitchell, 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 3. Austin Williams, 4. Cody Williams, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Damion Gardner, 8. Gary Taylor, 9. Nic Faas, 10. Jace Vander Weerd, 11. Logan Williams, 12. A.J. Bender, 13. Corey Ballard, 14. Tony Everhart, 15. Jesse Denome, 16. Chris Gansen, 17. Verne Sweeney, 18. Kyle Edwards, 19. Jake Swanson, 20. David Bezio, 21. Andy Reinbold, 22. Cody Swanson (#36 Springstead), 23. Cory Kruseman, 24. Cal Smith. NT

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**Bezio and J.Swanson flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Mitchell.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: June 27 – Watsonville, CA - Ocean Speedway

 

 

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

 June 14, 2014 - Lawrenceburg, Indiana - Lawrenceburg Speedway - "Indiana Midget Week"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.790; 2. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.832; 3. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-14.999; 4. Michael Pickens, 3F, RFMS-15.001; 5. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-15.053; 6. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-15.055; 7. Alex Bright, 77, Hemler-15.103; 8. Trey Marcham, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-15.150; 9. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-15.169; 10. Steve Buckwalter, 25, Buckwalter-15.220; 11. Bryan Clauson, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-15.238; 12. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-15.304; 13. Brock Maskovich, 39B, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-15.354; 14. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-15.378; 15. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-15.386; 16. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Johnson-15.386; 17. Dave Darland, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-15.400; 18. Shane Cottle, 57, Ecker-15.437; 19. Brenden Bright, 92, Bright-15.573; 20. Brady Bacon, 11, Wilke-15.621; 21. Seth Motsinger, 2, KBR-15.624; 22. Andrew Felker, 11A, Felker-15.629; 23. Domain Ramsay, 20, Ramsay-15.648; 24. Jaimie McKinlay, 42, Graham-15.669; 25. Tyler Courtney, 35, Hampton-15.736; 26. Nathan Smee, 3A, Cooper-15.750; 27. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KBR-15.844; 28. Leyton Kendall, 7L, KBR-15.877; 29. James Edens, 5E, Daum-15.996; 30. Chad Boespflug, 57B, Ecker-16.007; 31. Andy Malpocker, 22, Malpocker-16.470; 32. Danny Burke, 15, Johnson/Burke-16.483; 33. Robby Parish, 7K, Irwin-16.643; 34. Tate Martz, 2x, Steele-16.800; 35. Parker Price-Miller, 9P, Ronk-80.190.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Bell, 3. Windom, 4. Thorson, 5. Motsinger, 6. Courtney, 7. Maskovich, 8. Edens, 9. Parish. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Abreu, 2. Cottle, 3. Felker, 4. Hines, 5. Smee, 6. Boespflug, 7. Chapple, 8. Martz, 9. Buckwalter. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Daum, 3. A.Bright, 4. Ramsay, 5. K.Thomas, 6. Schutte, 7. B.Bright, 8. Malpocker. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Pickens, 3. T.Thomas, 4. McKinlay, 5. Marcham, 6. R.Gardner, 7. Kendall, 8. Burke. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Marcham, 2. Schutte, 3. Maskovich, 4. K. Thomas, 5. R.Gardner, 6. B. Bright, 7. Smee, 8. Chapple, 9. Courtney, 10. Boespflug, 11. Kendall, 12. Edens, 13. Parish, 14. Burke, 15. Malpocker. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Christopher Bell, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Chris Windom, 8. Shane Cottle, 9. Zach Daum, 10. Brock Maskovich, 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 12. Andrew Felker, 13. Ronnie Gardner, 14. Brenden Bright, 15. Alex Bright, 16. Jaimie McKinlay, 17. Domain Ramsay, 18. Trey Marcham, 19. Alex Schutte, 20. Tyler Thomas, 21. Michael Pickens, 22. Tanner Thorson. NT

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**K. Thomas flipped in Qualifying. Chapple flipped in Heat 2.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 A. Bright, Laps 2-16 Pickens, Laps 17-26 A. Bright, Laps 27-30 Abreu.

NEW HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-415; 2-Bell-329; 3-Hines-323; 4-Clauson-321; 5-Thorson-264; 6-Darland/Windom-250; 8-Felker-231; 9-Daum-229; 10-K.Thomas-208.

NEW INDIANA MIDGET WEEK POINTS: 1-Abreu-209; 2-Clauson-178; 3-Hines-171; 4-Darland-156; 5-Windom-142; 6-Bell-135; 7-Pickens-123; 8-Felker-106; 9-Thorson-103; 10-Bacon-102.

NEXT HONDA USAC NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET RACE: June 15 - Kokomo (IN) Speedway -"Indiana Midget Week"

 

 

HPD USAC MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

June 14, 2014 - Columbus, Ohio - Columbus Motor Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Austin Nemire, 91, Nemire/Yager-14.442; 2. Jack Cross, 17c, Griffith-14.615; 3. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-14.650; 4. Adam Thomason, 74, Thomason-14.707; 5. Nikki Carroll, 5, Carroll-14.863; 6. Steve Myers, 88, Myers-15.683.

HEAT RACE: (8 Laps) 1. Nemire. 2. C.Carroll, 3. Thomason, 4. Cross, 5. N.Carroll, 6. Myers. NT

FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Austin Nemire, 2. Adam Thomason, 3. Calvin Carroll, 4. Nikki Carroll, 5. Jack Cross, 6. Steve Myers. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 C.Carroll, Laps 2-9 Thomason, Laps 10-20 Nemire.

NEW HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Nemire-427, 2-C.Carroll-300, 3-Thomason-296, 4-N.Carroll-273, 5-Jacob Stickle-220, 6-Myers-190, 7-Cross-159, 8-Blaine Leydig-131, 9-Scott Hunter-69, 10-Tate Martz-63.

NEXT HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE:June 28 - Marne, MI - Berlin Raceway

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Presented by TRAXXAS)

RACE RESULTS: June 14, 2014 - Madison, Illinois - Gateway Motorsports Park - "Gateway 100"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-31.173; 2. Tanner Swanson, 11, Bowman-31.274; 3. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-31.417; 4. Jarett Andretti, 4, Andretti-31.705; 5. Bobby Santos, 98, RPM/Gormly-31.713; 6. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-31.837; 7. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-31.881; 8. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-32.774; 9. Cale Thomas, 92, Thomas-33.137; 10. Randy Bateman, 55, Bateman-33.560; 11. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-34.555; 12. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-42.835; 13. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-NT; 14. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-NT.

FEATURE: (80 laps) 1. Bobby Santos, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Bobby East, 4. Caleb Armstrong, 5. Kody Swanson, 6. Jarett Andretti, 7. Cale Thomas, 8. Chris Windom, 9. Tanner Swanson, 10. David Byrne, 11. Randy Bateman, 12. Patrick Lawson, 13. Jacob Wilson. 49:46.00

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 East, Laps 5-20 T.Swanson, Laps 21-80 Santos.

NEW SILVER CROWN SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1-Hines-228, 2-K.Swanson-228, 3-East-201, 4-Windom-158, 5-Wilson-114, 6-Santos-111, 7-A.J. Fike-109, 8-Jerry Coons Jr.-105, 9-Armstrong-105, 10-Andretti-103.

NEXT SILVER CROWN RACE: June 29 - Millington, TN - Memphis International Raceway

 

 

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

June 13, 2014 - Bloomington, Indiana - Bloomington Speedway - "Indiana Midget Week"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.810; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.855; 3. Alex Bright, 77, Hemler-11.869; 4. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.925; 5. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-11.975; 6. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-12.016; 7. Michael Pickens, 3F, RFMS-12.044; 8. Damion Gardner, 4, Klatt-12.046; 9. Bryan Clauson, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-12.078; 10. Parker Price-Miller, 9P, Ronk-12.122; 11. Brady Bacon, 11, Wilke-12.169; 12. Nathan Smee, 3A, Cooper-12.174; 13. Davey Ray, 23, Light-12.250; 14. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-12.262; 15. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-12.265; 16. Trey Marcham, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-12.272; 17. Justin Grant, 35, Gardner-12.273; 18. Tyler Courtney, 35x, Hampton-12.304; 19. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Johnson-12.327; 20. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-12.334; 21. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-12.338; 22. Dave Darland, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-12.368; 23. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KBR-12.371; 24. Brock Maskovich, 39B, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-12.398; 25. Andy Malpocker, 22, Malpocker-12.435; 26. Steve Buckwalter, 25, Buckwalter-12.491; 27. Andrew Felker, 11A, Felker-12.494; 28. James Edens, 5E, Daum-12.563; 29. Domain Ramsay, 20, Ramsay-12.574; 30. Brenden Bright, 92, Bright-12.625; 31. Seth Motsinger, 2, KBR-12.632; 32. Jaimie McKinlay, 42, Graham-12.634; 33. Leyton Kendall, 7L, KBR-12.675; 34. Ryan Criswell, 11R, R&C-12.685; 35. Jerry Coons, Jr., 37, Felker-12.693; 36. Tate Martz, 2x, Steele-12.806; 37. Tony Dimattia, 50, Dimattia-NT; 38. Danny Burke, 15, Johnson/Burke-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Daum, 2. Windom, 3. Clauson, 4. Thorson, 5. Ray, 6. Grant, 7. Ramsay, 8. Kendall, 9. Malpocker. 2:07.27

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Bell, 3. Buckwalter, 4. Price-Miller, 5. Criswell, 6. Courtney, 7. B.Bright, 8. Chapple, 9. Burke, 10. T.Thomas. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hines, 2. K.Thomas, 3. Felker, 4. A.Bright, 5. R. Gardner, 6. Pickens, 7. Bacon, 8. Coons, 9. Motsinger. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Abreu, 2. Smee, 3. Marcham, 4. D.Gardner, 5. Edens, 6. Maskovich, 7. Schutte, 8. McKinlay, 9. Martz. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Pickens, 2. Bacon, 3. Courtney, 4. Motsinger, 5. Grant, 6. Maskovich, 7. R.Gardner, 8. B.Bright, 9. T. Thomas, 10. Coons, 11. Schutte, 12. McKinlay, 13. Chapple, 14. Ramsay, 15. Edens, 16. Burke, 17. Martz, 18. Dimattia, 19. Kendall, 20. Ray, 21. Criswell. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Rico Abreu, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Tanner Thorson, 6. Zach Daum, 7. Michael Pickens, 8. Damion Gardner, 9. Parker Price-Miller, 10. Tracy Hines, 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 12. Nathan Smee, 13. Trey Marcham, 14. Dave Darland, 15. Tyler Thomas, 16. Steve Buckwalter, 17. Seth Motsinger, 18. Justin Grant, 19. Brock Maskovich, 20. Alex Bright, 21. Tyler Courtney, 22. Brady Bacon, 23. Andrew Felker. NT

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**McKinlay flipped in Heat 4. Kendall flipped in the Semi. Felker flipped on Lap 12 of the Feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 D. Gardner, Laps 5-30 Bell.

NEW HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-343; 2-Bell-268; 3-Clauson-262; 4-Hines-260; 5-Thorson-240; 6-Windom-200; 7-Darland-197; 8-Felker-196; 9-Daum-186; 10-K.Thomas-176.

NEW INDIANA MIDGET WEEK POINTS: 1-Abreu-136; 2-Clauson-119; 3-Hines-108; 4-Darland-103; 5-Pickens-100; 6-Windom-92; 7-D.Gardner-87; 8-Thorson-79; 9-Buckwalter/Price-Miller-76.

NEXT HONDA USAC NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET RACE: June 14 - Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway -"Indiana Midget Week"

 

 

USAC HONDA NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

June 12, 2014 – Putnamville, Indiana – Lincoln Park Speedway –“Indiana Midget Week”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.863; 2. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-13.009; 3. Dave Darland, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-13.052; 4. Andrew Felker, 11a, Felker-13.071; 5. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.119; 6. Damion Gardner, 4, Klatt-13.158; 7. Brady Bacon, 11, Wilke-Pak-13.169; 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, Brown-13.179; 9. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.192; 10. Steve Buckwalter, 25, Buckwalter-13.195; 11. Colten Cottle, 5c, Cottle-13.217; 12. Alex Bright, 77, Hemler-13.223; 13. Garrett Aitken, 32, Aitken-13.269; 14. Michael Pickens, 3F, RFMS-13.271; 15. Justin Grant, 35, Gardner-13.273; 16. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-13.304; 17. Seth Motsinger, 2, KBR-13.347; 18. Ryan Criswell, 11R, R & C-13.354; 19. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six-Eight-13.367; 20. Tyler Courtney, 35x, Hampton-13.390; 21. Domain Ramsay, 20, Ramsay-13.394; 22. Bryan Clauson, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-13.406; 23. Jaimie McKinlay, 42, Graham-13.420; 24. Nathan Smee, 3x, Cooper-13.437; 25. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-13.460; 26. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-13.467; 27. Brenden Bright, 92, Bright-13.475; 28. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-13.487; 29. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-13.493; 30. Austin Brown, 7, Brown-13.496; 31. Leyton Kendall, 7L, Kendall-13.511; 32. Andy Malpocker, 22, Malpocker-13.604; 33. Thomas Meseraull, 16, Sandy-13.605; 34. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-13.686; 35. Tony DiMattia, 50, Brandywine Auto-13.740; 36. Jimmy Light, 23, Light-13.771; 37. Brock Maskovich, 39c, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-13.862; 38. James Edens, 5E, Daum-14.014; 39. Gage Walker, 7G, Walker-14.145; 40. Gary Gipson, 5, Byers-14.234; 41. Trey Marcham, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-14.259; 42. Robby Parish, 7k, Irwin-14.363; 43. Justin Dickerson, 21D, Dickerson-14.425; 44. Justin Peck, 5x, Peck-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Abreu, 2. Thorson, 3. Ramsay, 4. Meseraull, 5. Aitken, 6. Marcham, 7. Motsinger, 8. Schutte, 9. Daum, 10. Maskovich, 11. Bell. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Buckwalter, 3. Pickens, 4. Hines, 5. Criswell, 6. T.Thomas, 7. Chapple, 8. Brown, 9. D.Gardner, 10. Edens. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Cottle, 2. Bacon, 3. Darland, 4. B.Bright, 5. McKinlay, 6. R.Gardner, 7. Kendall, 8. Dickerson, 9. DiMattia, 10. Walker, 11. Grant. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. A.Bright, 2. Courtney, 3. Price-Miller, 4. Windom, 5. Felker, 6. Snee, 7. K.Thomas, 8. Malpocker, 9. Light, 10. Gipson. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Felker, 2. D.Gardner, 3. Aitken, 4. Grant, 5. R.Gardner, 6. Smee, 7. Daum. 8. Motsinger, 9. Marcham, 10. DiMattia, 11. Schutte, 12. Edens, 13. Maskovich, 14. Chapple, 15. Dickerson, 16. Kendall, 17. T.Thomas, 18. K.Thomas, 19. Criswell, 20. McKinlay, 21. Brown, 22. Malpocker, 23. Walker. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Rico Abreu, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Michael Pickens, 6. Andrew Felker, 7. Steve Buckwalter, 8. Damion Gardner, 9. Colton Cottle, 10. Garrett Aitken, 11. Nathan Smee, 12. Parker Price-Miller, 13. Chris Windom, 14. Thomas Meseraull, 15. Brady Bacon, 16. Zach Daum, 17. Tyler Courtney, 18. Ronnie Gardner, 19. Domain Ramsay, 20. Tanner Thorson, 21. Alex Bright, 22. Justin Grant, 23. Brenden Bright, 24. Kevin Thomas Jr. 10:55.15 -------------------------------- **Peck flipped during practice and was taken to a local hospital for obervation. Maskovich flipped during the first heat. Bell flipped during the first heat. Edens flipped during the second heat. Brown flipped during the semi. McKinlay flipped during the semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Darland.

NEW HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-274, 2-Hines-219, 3-Clauson-202, 4-Bell-196, 5-Thorson-181, 6-Felker-177, 7-Darland-164, 8-Windom-140, 9-K.Thomas-138, 10-Daum-133.

NEW INDIANA MIDGET WEEK POINTS: 1-Darland-70, 2-Abreu-68, 3-Hines-67, 4-Clauson-59, 5-Pickens-54, 6-Felker-52, 7-Buckwalter-49, 8-Cottle-44, 9-D.Gardner-43, 10-Aitken-35.

NEXT HONDA NATIONAL MIDGET RACE: June 13 – Bloomington, Indiana – Bloomington Speedway – “Indiana Midget Week”

 

 

RAIN FORCES CANCELLATION OF INDIANA MIDGET WEEK GAS CITY OPENER

Heavy rains and resultant wet grounds in northern Indiana have conspired to force cancellation of Wednesday night's Honda USAC "Indiana Midget Week" opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway. The event included the Honda National Midget and HPD USAC Midwest Midget Series.

The series continues Thursday night at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, followed by races Friday night at Bloomington Speedway, Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway and Sunday at Kokomo Speedway.

In addition to purse monies, participants will be competing for ProSource fast qualifier and B & W Auto Mart hard charger bonuses at each event.

Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla., the defending Honda USAC National Midget Champion, is also the defending champion of Indiana Midget Week. He and Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian teammates Rico Abreu and Tanner Thorson occupy the top-three sports in the current National standings, Abreu leading, Bell second and Thorson third.

 

 

CANYON HOSTS USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT “FATHER’S DAY CLASSIC”

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – JUNE 10, 2014... This Saturday, June 14th, the popular USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will return to Peoria’s Canyon Speedway Park for the “Father’s Day Classic.” Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, the action packed showcase will also feature IMCA Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Pure Stocks, and Renegades. In addition, an open practice will be held on Wednesday, June 11th, from 6pm to 9pm. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm.

Saturday’s event will be the eleventh of seventeen races at the fast 1/3-mile oval. “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland has three victories and Josh Pelkey has two triumphs. Brady Bacon, Colby Copeland, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., R.J. Johnson, and Richard Vander Weerd have one “home track” win. To date, Johnson leads all USAC SouthWest drivers with 14 career wins and 7 victories at Canyon Speedway Park.

After winning last Saturday at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix has a thirteen point advantage over the competition. Driving Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson has three feature wins, four heat race victories, one hard charger award, twelve top-10 finishes, and 68 feature laps led to his credit. The defending champion will be looking to extend his point lead with his series leading 15th USAC SouthWest victory.

Peoria’s Josh Pelkey ranks second in the point standings. Piloting Robbie and Gaye Allen’s 12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey finished third in the Queen Creek feature. At press time, the 1997 ASCA Champion has two feature wins, three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, thirteen top-10 finishes, and 53 feature laps led. Josh will have his sights on taking over the point lead with his fourth series triumph.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye sits third in the chase for the championship. Racing the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis ran second at Queen Creek after leading the first nineteen laps. To date, the five-time state champion has two feature wins, eight heat race victories, eleven top-10 finishes, and 57 feature laps led on the year. “Chargin” Charles will be looking move up the standings with his ninth SouthWest main event win.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins is fourth in the USAC SouthWest point chase. Driving his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins scored fourth last Saturday night. Heading to Canyon, the veteran driver has one feature win, three heat race victories, and nine top-10 finishes on the season. At Canyon, Shon will have his sights on taking home his second USAC SouthWest winning trophy.

After running fifth at Queen Creek, Matt Rossi of Phoenix has climbed to fifth in the championship points. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi has one heat race victory, one hard charger award, and six top-10 finishes in the campaign. This Saturday, Matt will be looking for his first “home track” victory.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Andy Reinbold, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Mike Colegrove, Nick Aiuto, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Michael Curtis, Mike Bonneau, Stevie Sussex, Chris Bonneau, Brian Hosford, Josh Shipley, Tom Ogle, Mark Morin, Dennis Giles, and more.

Canyon Speedway Park is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway in Peoria, Arizona. To get to the track, take Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. Adult Tickets are $15 with $2 discounts available for Seniors, Military, and Students. Kids Tickets (7-12) are $6 and Children (6 and under) are FREE. VIP passes are available for $20 and advance tickets are on sale now. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.7223 (RACE).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). ----------------------------------------------- PEORIA USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 7-R.J. Johnson, 5-Bryan Clauson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 2- Josh Pelkey, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-483, 2. Josh Pelkey-470, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-461, 4. Shon Deskins-416, 5. Matt Rossi-349, 6. Tye Mihocko-339, -. Andy Reinbold-339, -. Mike Martin-339, 9. Mike Colegrove-301, 10. Nick Aiuto-296, 11. Bruce St. James-281, 12. Michael Curtis-271, 13. Mike Bonneau-242, 14. Stevie Sussex-239, 15. Chris Bonneau-225, 16. Brian Hosford-220, 17. Josh Shipley-207, 18. Thomas Ogle-200, 19. Mark Morin-150, 20. Dennis Giles-116.

 

 

USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS BATTLE AT PERRIS THIS SATURDAY

by Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – JUNE 10, 2014... This Saturday, June 14th, the powerful Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars are back in action at the famed Perris Auto Speedway. Promoted by Don Kazarian, the seventh point race of the season will also feature the PAS Senior Sprint Cars, PAS Young Gun Sprint Cars, and California Lightning Sprints. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm and racing at "America's Premier Dirt Track" will start at 7:00pm.

Saturday’s event will be the fifth of ten races at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. “The Demon” Damion Gardner won the March 15th “Sokola Shootout,” the April 12th “So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular” and the 40-lap “Salute to Indy” on May 24th. Richard Vander Weerd broke Gardner’s winning streak by claiming his first 410 victory on May 3rd. To date, “The Demon” leads all USAC/CRA drivers with 51 triumphs and 29 “home track” wins. Nic Faas holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 15.833 set on February 25, 2012.

Heading to Perris, Concord’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner holds an eighty-eight point advantage over the competition. The pilot of Mark Alexander's #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike claimed his fifth win out of six races at the May 24th “Salute To Indy.” The defending champion has had an outstanding season with two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, five heat race victories, and 99 feature laps led to his credit. “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” will be looking to extend his point lead and score his series leading 52nd USAC/CRA victory.

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach ranks second in chase for the championship. Driving Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas scored twenty-first at the “Salute to Indy” after a first lap tangle ended his night. Entering Saturday’s race, the 2008 USAC Western Midget Champion has two heat race victories and five top-10 finishes on the season. Nic will have his sights on earning his 11th USAC/CRA main event win at Perris Auto Speedway.

Temecula’s Mike Spencer sits third in the point standings. Racing Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer led ten laps and finished second to Gardner on May 24th. Currently, the five-time champion has three Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, four top-10 finishes, and 21 feature laps led in 2014. Mike will have his sights on his 35th career USAC/CRA win this Saturday night.

After taking fifth in the Perris “Salute to Indy,” Brody Roa of Huntington Beach has climbed to fourth in the point chase. Piloting the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa has one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and four top-10 finishes on the year. This Saturday, Brody will be looking for his first USAC/CRA “home track” main event win.

Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell is fifth in the USAC/CRA point standings. Driving his #37 MPD Racing / A.R.T. Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell scored nineteenth at Perris after an early exit. At press time, the 2004 USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year has one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes and 3 feature laps led in the campaign. At Perris, Matt will have his sights on taking home his sixth USAC/CRA winning trophy.

Currently eleventh in points, Yorba Linda’s Logan Williams leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Snohomish, Washington’s Gary Taylor, Cody Swanson of Norco, and Verdemont Heights’ Chris Gansen are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Jake Swanson, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, Richard Vander Weerd, “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Austin Williams, A.J. Bender, “Super” Rickie Gaunt, Jace Vander Weerd, Corey Ballard, Seth Wilson, Verne Sweeney, and more.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California. Adult tickets are $25, Senior tickets (65 & older) are $20, Active Military, Students (13-18), and Kids tickets (6-12) are $5. Children’s tickets (5 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. For more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com. ----------------------------------------------- PERRIS AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 29-Damion Gardner, 24-Mike Spencer, 19-Tony Jones, 17-Cory Kruseman, 9-Nic Faas, 8-David Cardey, 7-Rip Williams, 6-Mike Kirby, 5-Rickie Gaunt, 5-Danny Sheridan, 4-Bryan Clauson, 4-Matt Mitchell, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Garrett Hansen, 2-Jesse Hockett, 2-Levi Jones, 2-Blake Miller, 2-Chris Windom, 1-Greg Bragg, 1-Daron Clayton, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Josh Ford, 1-Darren Hagen, 1-R.J. Johnson, 1-Bud Kaeding, 1-Adam Mitchell, 1-Johnny Rodriguez, 1-Richard Vander Weerd, 1-Scotty Weir, 1-Jason York.

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-427, 2. Nic Faas-339, 3. Mike Spencer-301, 4. Brody Roa-246, 5. Matt Mitchell-238, 6. Jake Swanson-228, 7. Cody Williams-217, 8. Richard Vander Weerd-207, 9. Cory Kruseman-206, 10. Austin Williams-176, 11. Logan Williams-165, 12. Gary Taylor-143, 13. A.J. Bender-125, --. Ronnie Gardner-125, 15. Rickie Gaunt-122, 16. Ryan Bernal-112, 17. R.J. Johnson-108, 18. Jace Vander Weerd-102, 19. Cody Swanson-99, 20. Greg Alexander-91.

 

 

R.J. JOHNSON SPRINTS TO QUEEN CREEK VICTORY

By Lance Jennings

QUEEN CREEK, AZ – JUNE 8, 2014... Taking the lead from “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. on lap 20, Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson powered to his third USAC SouthWest Sprint win of the season. Saturday’s $1,500 triumph at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway was Johnson’s series leading fourteenth victory ahead of Davis, Josh Pelkey, Shon Deskins, and Matt Rossi.

Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson ranked third in passing points after winning the night’s second 8-lap heat race. By racing to his fifth Queen Creek victory from fourth, the defending champion maintains a thirteen point lead heading to Saturday’s event at Canyon Speedway Park. To date, R.J. has four heat race victories, one hard charger award, twelve top-10 finishes, and 68 feature laps led to his credit.

Starting on the outside of the front row, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye led the first nineteen laps before taking second at the checkered flags. Racing the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis claimed second in his heat race and was seated fifth in passing points. The five-time state champion is currently third in the point chase with two feature wins, eight heat race victories, eleven top-10 finishes, and 57 feature laps led on the season.

Peoria’s Josh Pelkey had a solid night with a third place finish at Queen Creek. Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey won the night’s first heat race and placed fourth overall in passing points. Ranked second in the point standings, the former ASCA Champion has two feature wins, three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, thirteen top-10 finishes, and 53 feature laps led on the year.

Shon Deskins of Phoenix claimed fourth in the 30-lap main event after starting sixth. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins raced to victory in the program’s third heat race and was the night’s high point driver. The veteran racer left Queen Creek ranked fourth in SouthWest points with one feature win, three heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led.

Phoenix’s Matt Rossi scored fifth at Arizona Speedway after starting on the pole position. Racing the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi took fourth in his heat race and was sixth in passing points. Heading to Canyon, the hard charger is fifth in the standings with one heat race victory, one hard charger award, and six top-10 finishes on the season.

Nick Aiuto of Camp Verde earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with an eighth place run from fourteenth. Driving his #27 Bob Bondurant School Of High Performance Driving / David Dick Attorney at Law DRC, Rossi scored fourth in his heat race and ranked fifteenth in passing points. At press time, Nick is tenth in the point chase with three top-10 finishes.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will be back in action this Saturday, June 14th at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria. The “Father’s Day Classic” will also feature IMCA Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Pure Stocks, and Renegades. In addition, an open practice will be held on Wednesday, June 11th from 6pm to 9pm. Advance tickets are on sale and for more information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.7223.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 7, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Dean Colquette (#29X Colquette), 6. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 4. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Mark Morin (#28 Morin), 7. Rick Ziehl (#0SR Ziehl). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles), 7. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Brian Hosford (#32B Weber)

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. R.J. Johnson (4th), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (2nd), 3. Josh Pelkey (3rd), 4. Shon Deskins (6th), 5. Matt Rossi (1st), 6. Mike Martin (5th), 7. Andy Reinbold (10th), 8. Nick Aiuto (14th), 9. Stevie Sussex (11th), 10. Tom Ogle (15th), 11. Bruce St. James (8th), 12. Mike Colegrove (9th), 13. Chris Bonneau (7th), 14. Mike Bonneau (17th), 15. Michael Curtis (13th), 16. Dennis Giles (16th), 17. Tye Mihocko (12th), 18. Dean Colquette (19th), 19. Mark Morin (18th), 20. Rick Ziehl (20th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-19 Davis, Laps 20-30 Johnson. HARD CHARGER: Nick Aiuto (14th to 8th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-483, 2. Josh Pelkey-470, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-461, 4. Shon Deskins-416, 5. Matt Rossi-349, 6. Tye Mihocko-339, -. Andy Reinbold-339, -. Mike Martin-339, 9. Mike Colegrove-301, 10. Nick Aiuto-296, 11. Bruce St. James-281, 12. Michael Curtis-271, 13. Mike Bonneau-242, 14. Stevie Sussex-239, 15. Chris Bonneau-225, 16. Brian Hosford-220, 17. Josh Shipley-207, 18. Thomas Ogle-200, 19. Mark Morin-150, 20. Dennis Giles-116.

 

 

SATURDAY'S "FLAG DAY" AT PERRIS NEXT TARGET FOR GARDNER

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. will seek his 30th career victory in USAC/CRA Sprint racing at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway as the series returns there this Saturday night.

Gardner has won three of the four races so far this year at the half-mile dirt oval, finishing second to Richard Vander Weerd on May 3.

The wins leave Gardner with an 88-point lead over Nic Faas in the latest AMSOIL USAC/CRA standings. Five-time series king Mike Spencer is third in points, trailed by Brody Roa and Matt Mitchell.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-427, 2-Nic Faas-339, 3-Mike Spencer-301, 4-Brody Roa-246, 5-Matt Mitchell-238, 6-Jake Swanson-228, 7-Cody Williams-217, 8-Richard VanderWeerd-207, 9-Cory Kruseman-206, 10-Austin Williams-176,

 

 

RYAN BERNAL STAYS HOT AT KINGS SPEEDWAY

By Lance Jennings

HANFORD, CA – JUNE 8, 2014... After temperatures reached 100 degrees, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal made history by winning his fourth consecutive main event at Kings Speedway. Saturday’s $1,500 USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory at the Kings County Fairgrounds was Bernal’s series leading eighteenth win as the group returns to Tulare on June 21st. Richard Vander Weerd, Nic Faas, Dennis Howell, and Matt Mitchell rounded out the top-five drivers.

Starting on the outside of the front row, Bernal took the lead from polesitter Mitchell on the third circuit. While multiple caution and red flags would halt the action, Ryan maintained the lead with excellent restarts. In addition, the defending USAC Western Classic Champion fought off several challenges from Vander Weerd to earn the record breaking victory.

Driving the Mike Phulps owned #56 Core Power / Metal Works ART, Ryan Bernal qualified eighth out of twenty-three racers and won the Deist Safety Heat Race #2. With four main event wins, two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, seven top-10 finishes and 81 feature laps to his credit, Bernal left Hanford ranked eleventh in points.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia charged from fifth to battle for the lead before claiming second at the checkered flags. Piloting the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd was second quick in time trials and placed third in his heat race. The 2011 Champion has climbed to fifth in points with one feature win, six heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, seven top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led.

Huntington Beach’s Nic Faas powered to third in the main event after starting tenth. Racing Keith Ford’s #73X Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas qualified tenth overall and ran second in his heat race. Despite missing a few races, the 2008 USAC Western Midget Champion is seventh in the standings with one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, one heat race victory, nine top-10 finishes, and 12 feature laps led on the year.

Dennis Howell of Rancho Palos Verdes fought hard to score fourth in the Hanford main event. Driving the family owned #62 San Pedro Auto Body / Howell-Meyer Racing Maxim, Howell was seventh fast in time trials and placed third in his heat race. Dennis left Hanford ranked eighth in points with one feature win, two heat race victories, five top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the season.

Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell battled with brake problems to claim fifth after leading the first two laps. Piloting his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell qualified ninth overall and won the Saldana Racing Products / Weld Racing Heat Race #3. The former USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year is second in points with two heat race victories, one semi-main win, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, and seven top-10 finishes.

Jace Vander Weerd of Visalia recorded his second Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award of 2014. Racing the family owned #88 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd was fourth in his heat race and scored twenty-second in the feature after a first lap flip. The 2010 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year was uninjured and sits fourth in points with one feature wins, two heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led.

Terra Bella’s Trent Carter A.K.A. “Turd Ferguson” earned his first Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with an eighth place run from seventeenth. Driving the family owned #13 Porterville Lock & Safe / Porterville Collision Center Maxim, Carter was seventeenth quick in time trials and took seventh in his heat race. The Rookie of the Year contender left Kings Speedway tied for twentieth in points with one top-10 finish.

Marty Hawkins of Santa Rosa drove to victory in the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Piloting his #3M Susie’s Bar / Vermeil Wines Maxim, Hawkins qualified sixteenth overall and scored ninth in the feature after starting sixteenth. Currently twelfth in points, Marty has three heat race victories and four top-10 finishes on the season.

On Saturday, June 21st, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will return to the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. Located on the Tulare County Fairgrounds, the showcase will also feature the IMCA Modifieds, and Racesaver Wing Sprints. For more information, visit www.tularethunderbowl.com or call 559.688.0909.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). ----------------------------------------------- USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 7, 2014 – Hanford, California – Kings Speedway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.575; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.781; 3. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-15.880; 4. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.907; 5. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-15.972; 6. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-15.985; 7. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.013; 8. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.022; 9. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.046; 10. Nic Faas, 73X, Ford-16.072; 11. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-16.121; 12. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.204; 13. Davey Pombo, 14, Pombo-16.221; 14. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.250; 15. T.J. Smith, 87, Van Meter-16.380; 16. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-16.453; 17. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.546; 18. Garrett Long, 38, Long-16.609; 19. Matt Day, 97, Day-16.817; 20. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-16.826; 21. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.839; 22. Jonathan Logan, 32, Evett/Logan-17.064; 23. George Morris, 3K, Kruseman-17.268.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (10 laps) 1. Marty Hawkins, 2. Nic Faas, 3. Dennis Howell, 4. Jace Vander Weerd, 5. Danny Faria Jr., 6. Matt Day, 7. Jonathon Logan, 8. Davey Pombo. NT

DEIST SAFETY HEAT RACE 2: (10 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Landon Hurst, 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Markus Niemela, 5. Troy Rutherford, 6. George Morris, 7. Trent Carter, 8. Kassik. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / WELD RACING HEAT RACE 3: (10 laps) 1. Matt Mitchell, 2. Austin Liggett, 3. Max Adams, 4. T.J. Smith, 5. Chris Ennis, 6. Kevin Barnes, 7. Garrett Long. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ryan Bernal (2nd), 2. Richard Vander Weerd (5th), 3. Nic Faas (10th), 4. Dennis Howell (3rd), 5. Matt Mitchell (1st), 6. Markus Niemela (11th), 7. Austin Liggett (12th), 8. Trent Carter (17th), 9. Marty Hawkins (16th), 10. Troy Rutherford (9th), 11. Landon Hurst (14th), 12. Garrett Long (18th), 13. Kevin Barnes (21st), 14. George Morris (23rd), 15. Matt Day (19th), 16. Danny Faria Jr. (8th), 17. T.J. Smith (15th), 18. Davey Pombo (13th), 19. Max Adams (4th), 20. Connor Kassik (20th), 21. Jonathan Logan (22nd), 22. Jace Vander Weerd (6th). NT ---------------------------- **Jace Vander Weerd, Davey Pombo, and Danny Faria Jr. flipped during the feature. **Chris Ennis was scheduled to start 7th, but did not start.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Matt Mitchell, Laps 3-30 Ryan Bernal. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Trent Carter (17th to 8th)

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Markus Niemela-452, 2. Matt Mitchell-418, 3. Troy Rutherford-388, 4. Jace Vander Weerd-379, 5. Richard Vander Weerd-361, 6. Danny Faria Jr.-360, 7. Nic Faas-342, 8. Dennis Howell-339, 9. Austin Liggett-322, 10. Landon Hurst-297, 11. Ryan Bernal-283, 12. Marty Hawkins-207, 13. Kevin Barnes-180, Bud Kaeding-180, 15. Chris Ennis-154, 16. Jeff Sibley-133, 17. Garrett Long-121, 18. D.J. Johnson-98, 19. Matt Day-92, 20. Trent Carter-90, ---. Davey Pombo-90

 

 

INDIANA, WASHINGTON & OHIO (2) HOSTS HPD MIDGETS;

BUCKLEY, GOETZ & CRUM GRAB WINS

USAC HPD Midget racing ventures into Indiana, Washington and Ohio this week. Patrick Bruns leads the Midwest series to Wednesday night's race at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway, while Chase Goetz tops the Washington standings entering Saturday's race at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma. The Midwest pavement series, led by Austin Nemire, travels to Ohio for back-to-back races at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia Friday and Columbus Motor Speedway Saturday.

USAC HPD Washington Midget point leader Chase Goetz of Snohomish, Wash. trailed Garrett Thomas for 22 laps, then led the last three to win Saturday night's 25-lap feature at Skagit Speedway. Thomas, who led the first 22 laps, took second and was followed by Al Goldie, Dougie James and Michael Millard. Awards went to Thomas (Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame FQ), Lance Hallmark (Speedmart Hard Charger), Goldie (JOES Racing Move of the Night), James (K & N Sportsman) and Hannah Lindquist (Highline Performance Random Pick).

Chance Crum of Snohomish, Wash. led the final 17 laps to win Friday night's HPD USAC Washington "special event" Midget race at Deming Speedway. He passed Dougie James on the ninth lap and led the rest of the way to beat James, Robbie Price, Lance Hallmark and Todd Hartman. Special awards were garnered by Crum (Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame FQ and JOES Racing Move of the night), Millard (Highline Performance Random Pick), Hallmark (K & N Sportsman) and Price (SPEEDMART Hard Charger).

USAC HPD Western Midget point leader Shawn Buckley of Simi Valley, Calif. led all 30 laps to win Saturday night's "Pombo/Sargent Classic" HPD feature at Madera Speedway. Cody Jessop was second ahead of Dylan Nobile, Tom Patterson and Toni Breidinger. The Western pavement series resumes June 28 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Patrick Bruns-207, 2-Austin Nemire-183, 3-Aaron Schuck-129, 4-Bill Kriegbaum-110, 5-John Heydenreich-69, 6-Alex Watson-63,

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Austin Nemire-279, 2-Calvin Carroll-177, 3-Adam Thomason-171, 4-Jacob Stickle-164, 5-Nikki Carroll-159, 6-Blaine Leydig-131, 7-Steve Myers-96, 8-Scott Hunter-69, 9-Tate Martz-63, 10-Tyler Corriher-61.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-263, 2-Dougie James-236, 3-Chance Crum-224, 4-Michael Vollbrecht-184, 5-Tristin Thomas-175, 6-Garrett Thomas-171, 7-Hannah Lindquist-157, 8-Ariel Biggs-153, 9-Jeremy Miller-141, 10-Todd Hartman-125.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-384, 2-Calvin Carroll-327, 3-Blaine Leydig-295, 4-Chris Lamb-294, 5-Nikki Carroll-269, 6-Tyler Corriher-255, 7-Jessica Bean-194, 8-Fletcher Wulff-177, 9-Eric Lewis-112, 10-Jake Nelke-85.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-551, 2-Toni Breidinger-394, 3-Christine Breckenridge-310, 4-Joel Raybourne-309, 5-Dylan Nobile-286, 6-Annie Breidinger-277, 7-Cody Jessop-258, 8-Tom Patterson-218, 9-Jeff Kelley-198, 10-Ashley Hazelton-197.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-551, 2-Toni Breidinger-394, 3-Christine Breckenridge-310, 4-Joel Raybourne-309, 5-Dylan Nobile-286, 6-Annie Breidinger-277, 7-Ashley Hazelotn-261, 8-Cody Jessop-258, 9-Tom Patterson-218, 10-Jeff Kelley-198.

 

 

DMA MIDGETS RESUME 2014 SLATE AT BEAR RIDGE SATURDAY

USAC DMA Midget point leader Adam Pierson and two-time series champion Joe Krawiec will square off Saturday at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. for the all-time lead in series victories. Pierson's two wins this year have tied him with Krawiec at seven.

Pierson's point lead is 41 points ahead of Josh Sunn, while Scott Holcomb, who also has a 2014 victory to his credit, is 68 behind the leader.

Krawiec stands fourth in the current standings, his best 2014 finish a third in the series opener.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-263, 2-Josh Sunn-223, 3-Scott Holcomb-195, 4-Joe Krawiec-192, 5-Jeff Champagne-190, 6-Ray Miller-174, 7-Anthony Nocella-167, 8-Adam Whitney-164, 9-Scott Viets-162, 10-Tim Gallant-151.

 

 

CANYON HOSTS "FATHER'S DAY" SOUTHWEST SPRINTS SATURDAY;

JOHNSON EXTENDS LEAD WITH QUEEN CREEK WIN

Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts the "Father's Day Classic" this Saturday as USAC Southwest Sprint Car point leaders R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Charles Davis Jr. continue their torrid battle for the 2014 series title.

Johnson, who scored his record 14th Arizona USAC victory in Saturday's race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, has a 13-point lead over Pelkey and is 22 ahead of Davis, with 74 points available Saturday.

Johnson, of Phoenix, Ariz. wheeled the Michaels entry to Saturday's win at Queen Creek. He chased Davis for 19 laps, then led the last 11 to beat Davis, Pelkey, Shon Deskins and Matt Rossi.

All three of the point leaders have tasted victory already this year at Canyon.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-483, 2-Josh Pelkey-470, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-461, 4-Shon Deskins-416, 5-Matt Rossi-349, 6-Tye Mihocko-339, 7-Andrew Reinbold-339, 8-Mike Martin-339, 9-Mike Colegrove-301, 10-Nick Aiuto-296.

 

 

WEST COAST SPRINTS AT TULARE JUNE 21;

BERNAL 4-FOR-4 AFTER KINGS VICTORY

Markus Niemela of Finland remains atop the USAC West Coast Sprint Car standings for now, but he needs to keep an eye peeled for Ryan Bernal, despite the fact that Bernal is 11th in the standings!

If Bernal continues the kind pof success he's had the past three weeks, he'll rapidly close the 150-or-so deficit he currently faces.

Bernal, of Hollister, Calif., has been nothing short of spectacular since mid-May, sweeping all four feature events he's competed in this year!

The latest victory came Saturday night at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif., where he led the final 28 laps in the Mike Phulps Core Power/Metal Works ART/S & S entry to beat Richard Vander Weerd, Nic Faas, Dennis Howell and Matt Mitchell, who led the first two laps.

Niemela took sixth in the Hanford feature.

The USAC West Coast Sprints resume action June 21 at Thunderbowl Speedway in Tulare, Calif.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-452, 2-Matt Mitchell-418, 3-Troy Rutherford-388, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-379, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-361, 5-Danny Faria Jr.-360, 7-Nic Faas-342, 8-Dennis Howell-339, 9-Austin Liggett-322, 10-Landon Hurst-297.

 

 

WESTERN DIRT MIDGETS EYE SANTA MARIA JULY 5;

GERHARDT TAKES "POMBO/SARGENT CLASSIC" AT MADERA

USAC Honda Western Midgets are idle until a dirt race July 5 at Santa Maria, Calif. Jarid Blondel, Trey Marcham and Chad Nichols all stand at the head of the class in Western points after last Saturday's pavement race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway, a race co-sanctioned by BRCA.

Cody Gerhardt of Madera, Calif. won Saturday's 30-lap "Pombo/Sargent Classic" at Madera. Gerhardt led the first two laps and the last two after passing Nichols on lap 29. David Goodwill took second ahead of Blondel, Nichols and Lauren Snider. Nick Chivello led 19 laps and Nichols seven. Darrin Snider was the fastest qualifier.

Nichols emerged with a 17-point pavement lead over Snider, while Trey Marcham's overall Western point lead is 29 points over defending champion Ronnie Gardner.

Blondel enters the Santa Maria race with a 15-point dirt lead over Alex Schutte.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Pavement Standings: 1-Chad Nichols-133, 2-Darrin Snider-116, 3-Jarid Blondel-109, 4-Nick Chivello-102, 5-Alex Schutte-53, 6-Jake Swanson-43, 7-Scott Pierovich-39.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings: 1-Trey Marcham-203, 2-Ronnie Gardner-174, 3-Alex Schutte-157, 4-Jarid Blondel-116, 5-Sean Dodenhoff-109, 6-Jake Swanson-97, 7-Chris Ennis-92, 8-Shannon McQueen-88, 9-Tyler Dolacki-80, 10-Scott Pierovich-72.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Jarid Blondel-225, 2-Alex Schutte-210, 3-Trey Marcham-203, 4-Chad Nichols-202, 5-Ronnie Gardner-174, 6-Nick Chivello-164, 7-Jake Swanson-140, 8-Darrin Snider-116, 9-Scott Pierovich-111, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-109.

 

 

ABREU EYES PIVOTAL MIDGET WEEK POINTS

Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. continues to lead the Honda USAC National Midget standings going into this week's point-rich "Indiana Midget Week" races at five Hoosier ovals.

Abreu, injured in a non-USAC-sanctioned race two weekends ago, plans to compete in this week's races to defend his lead again teammates Christopher Bell and Tanner Thorson (second and third in the standings), as well as the rest of the series regulars. Abreu, Bell and Thorson all compete for the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian team of Columbus, Ind.

Bell trails by 12 points and Thorson is 45 in arrears going into Wednesday night's opener at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway. The USAC HPD Midwest Midgets are also on the Gas City card.

Thursday night's race is at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, while the Friday venue is Bloomington Speedway. Saturday's race is at Lawrenceburg Speedway and Sunday's finale is at Kokomo Speedway.

Bell is the defending Indiana Midget Week champion, scoring a pair of wins on his way to the 2013 title. Previous IMW champs are Darren Hagen (2012), Bryan Clauson (2009 and 2011), Tracy Hines (2008 and 2010), Jerry Coons Jr. (2007), Shane Cottle (2005 and 2006) and Brad Kuhn (who shared the 2010 title with Hines).

Clauson owns the most Indiana Midget Week wins, with seven, including a win last week at Bloomington.

Car owner Mike Curb of Nashville, Tenn. will be seeking his 50th USAC Midget feature win, beginning with Wednesday's race at Gas City.

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-206; 2-Christopher Bell-194; 3-Tanner Thorson-161; 4-Tracy Hines-152; 5-Bryan Clauson-143; 6-Kevin Thomas/Andrew Felker-125; 8-Zach Daum-112; 9-Tyler Thomas-111; 10-Chris Windom-108.

 

 

3 UPPER MIDWEST RACES JUNE 20-22 NEXT FOR AMSOIL SPRINTS;

BACON EMERGES WITH "EASTERN STORM" CHAMPIONSHIP;

STOCKON, CLAUSON, BACON SCORE WINS, RAIN TAKES 2

Brady Bacon will take a 44-point lead over Dave Darland into a trio of races June 20-22 as the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series heads for the upper Midwest. Races are slated June 20-22 at Superior, Wisc., Spring Valley, Minn. and Sun Prairie, Wisc.

Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla., emerged as the champion of last week's RW & Partners "Eastern Storm" in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His three feature finishes of first, third and fifth were enough to edge Chase Stockon by 15 points in the final tally. Races at New Oxford, Pa. (Thursday) and Newberrytown, Pa. (Sunday) were interrupted by rain, New Oxford (Lincon Speedway) after the semi and Newberrytown (Susquehanna Speedway) after qualifying.

Stockon, of Elizabethtown, Ind., led all 40 laps in the Superior Tank & Trailer/Crescent Electric Supply DRC/Fisher to win Wednesday night's "Jesse Hockett Classic" at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. Jon Stanbrough took second ahead of Dave Darland, Justin Grant and Bacon.

Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. wheeled the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Chevy Performance Beast/Kistler to victory in Friday night's 30-lap feature at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway. He caught C.J. Leary on the final lap for the win. Leary finished second after leading 29 laps and he was followed by Bacon, Darland and Stockon.

The New Egypt victory was the 100th in USAC competition for car owner Mike Curb of Nashville, Tenn.

Bacon's victory in Saturday night's 30-lapper at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway was a historic 84th for all-time leading series car owner Hoffman Auto Racing. Bacon passed Kevin Thomas Jr. on the 18th lap in his Mean Green Triple X/Williams Mopar and led the rest of the way to beat Thomas, Jon Stanbrough, Robert Ballou and Darland.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-836; 2-Dave Darland-792; 3-Chase Stockon-766; 4-Bryan Clauson-752; 5-Jon Stanbrough-719; 6-Tracy Hines-716; 7-Justin Grant-711; 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-638; 9-Chris Windom-583; 10-C.J. Leary-653.

2014 RW & Partners USAC "Eastern Storm" Sprint Final Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-310; 2-Chase Stockon-298; 3-Dave Darland-295; 4-Justin Grant-281; 5-Jon Stanbrough-264; 6-Bryan Clauson-260; 7-Kevin Thomas Jr.-247; 8-C.J. Leary-244; 9-Robert Ballou-243; 10-Tracy Hines-240.

 

 

#100 MAY COME AT GATEWAY SATURDAY

So far this year the USAC Silver Crown Championship Series presented by TRAXXAS has been searching for its 100th feature winner. Since the Swanson family (Kody and Tanner) have dominated victory lane, the first three races have not yielded that historic victory.

The next opportunity comes this Saturday afternoon at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. as the series combines for a "doubleheader" with the NASCAR Camping World Trucks on what has become one of the fastest tracks in series history.

The first six drivers in series points have all previously won races, while those ranking seventh through 10th have not. They include Zach Daum, Shane Cockrum, Jacob Wilson and Christopher Bell.

Daum has recorded a fifth and sixth in two starts this year, while Cockrum has a sixth in three starts, Wilson has an eighth in three starts and Bell has a 10th in three starts.

Saturday's 80-lap, 100-mile feature is slated to get the green flag at noon.

Sixth-six points are up for grabs at Gateway and only sixth points separate the top-four in the current standings. Kody Swanson sits 12 points ahead of Tracy Hines, 33 ahead of defending series champion Bobby East and sixth ahead of 2013 Gateway fast qualifier Chris Windom.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-180, 2-Tracy Hines-168, 3-Bobby East-147, 4-Chris Windom-120, 5-A.J. Fike-108, 6-Jerry Coons Jr.-105, 7-Zach Daum-93, 8-Shane Cockrum-93, 9-Jacob Wilson-87, 10-Christopher Bell-81.

 

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

June 8, 2014 - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania - Susquehanna Speedway Park - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-16.821 (New Track Record); 2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.828; 3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-17.005; 4. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-17.204; 5. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-17.227; 6. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-17.407; 7. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-17.413; 8. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-17.439; 9. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-17.464; 10. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-17.515; 11. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-17.526; 12. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-17.594; 13. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-17.601; 14. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-17.660; 15. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-17.831; 16. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-17.852; 17. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-17.951; 18. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-18.027; 19. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-18.031; 20. Chad Boespflug, 98, Boespflug-18.082; 21. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-18.195; 22. Chandler Leiby, 119, Leiby-18.302; 23. Kyle Moody, 99, Moody-18.704; 24. Michael Hamer, 47, Hamer-18.935; 25. Billy Pauch, Jr., 36, Thomas/Engler-NT.

BALANCE OF PROGRAM RAINED OUT

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NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-836; 2-Darland-792; 3-Stockon-766; 4-Clauson-752; 5-Stanbrough-719; 6-Hines-716; 7-Grant-711; 8-Schuerenberg-638; 9-Windom-583; 10-Leary-653.

FINAL RW & PARTNERS EASTERN STORM POINTS: 1-Bacon-310; 2-Stockon-298; 3-Darland-295; 4-Grant-281; 5-Stanbrough-264; 6-Clauson-260; 7-Thomas-247; 8-Leary-244; 9-Ballou-243; 10-Hines-240.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 20 - Superior, WI - AMSOIL Speedway

 

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

June 7, 2014 – Hanford, California – Kings Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.575; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.781; 3. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-15.880; 4. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.907; 5. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-15.972; 6. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-15.985; 7. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.013; 8. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.022; 9. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.046; 10. Nic Faas, 73X, Ford-16.072; 11. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-16.121; 12. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.204; 13. Davey Pombo, 14, Pombo-16.221; 14. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.250; 15. T.J. Smith, 87, Van Meter-16.380; 16. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-16.453; 17. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.546; 18. Garrett Long, 38, Long-16.609; 19. Matt Day, 97, Day-16.817; 20. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-16.826; 21. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.839; 22. Jonathan Logan, 32, Evett/Logan-17.064; 23. George Morris, 3K, Kruseman-17.268.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hawkins, 2. Faas, 3. Howell, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Faria, 6. Day, 7. Logan, 8. Pombo. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Hurst, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Niemela, 5. Rutherford, 6. Morris, 7. Carter, 8. Kassik. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. Liggett, 3. Adams, 4. Smith, 5. Ennis, 6. Barnes, 7. Long. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 3. Nic Faas, 4. Dennis Howell, 5. Matt Mitchell, 6. Markus Niemela, 7. Austin Liggett, 8. Trent Carter, 9. Marty Hawkins, 10. Troy Rutherford, 11. Landon Hurst, 12. Garrett Long, 13. Kevin Barnes, 14. George Morris, 15. Matt Day, 16. Danny Faria Jr., 17. T.J. Smith, 18. Davey Pombo, 19. Max Adams, 20. Connor Kassik, 21. Jonathan Logan, 22. Jace Vander Weerd. NT

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**J.Vander Weerd, Pombo, and Faria flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Mitchell, Laps 3-30 Bernal.

NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS: 1.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE: June 21 – Tulare, CA – Thunderbowl Raceway

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

 June 7, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway - "Pombo/Sargent Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dylan Nobile, 40, Nobile-14.953; 2. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.062; 3. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.087; 4. Tom Patterson, 9, Patterson-15.203; 5. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-15.349; 6. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.405; 7. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-14.568; 8. Joey Rayborne, 2U, USAC-16.382; 9. Sheldon Cooper, 25, Cooper-16.730; 10. Courtney Burks, 51x, Burks-16.779; 11. Jesse James Burks, 1, Burks-16.979.

RESTRICTED HEAT (no points): (8 Laps) 1. Rayborne, 2. J.Burks, 3. C.Burks. NT

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Nobile, 2. A.Breidinger, 3. T.Breidinger. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Buckley, 2. Patterson, 3. Breckenridge, 4. Rayborne. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Shawn Buckley, 2. Cody Jessop, 3. Dylan Nobile, 4. Tom Patterson, 5. Toni Breidinger, 6. Christine Breckenridge, 7. Annie Breidinger, 8. Joey Rayborne, 9. Sheldon Cooper. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Buckley.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-551, 2-T.Breidinger-394, 3-Breckenridge-310, 4-Raybourne-309, 5-Nobile-286, 6-A.Breidinger-277, 7-Jessop-258, 8-Patterson-218, 9-Jeff Kelley-198, 10-Ashley Hazelton-197.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-551, 2-T,Breidinger-394, 3-Breckenridge-310, 4-Raybourne-309, 5-Nobile-286, 6-A.Breidinger-277, 7-Ashley Hazelton-261, 8-Jessop-258, 9-Patterson-218, 10-Jeff Kelley-198.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE:June 28- Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Bullring

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

 June 7, 2014 - Port Royal, Pennsylvania - Port Royal Speedway - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-19.247; 2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-19.454; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-19.532; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-19.588; 5. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-19.610; 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-19.714; 7. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-19.727; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-19.865; 9. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-19.871; 10. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-19.900; 11. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-19.905; 12. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-20.029; 13. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-20.032; 14. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-20.092; 15. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-20.151; 16. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-20.265; 17. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-20.461; 18. Billy Pauch, Jr., 36, Thomas/Engler-20.516; 19. Chad Boespflug, 98, Boespflug-20.577; 20. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-20.698; 21. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-20.912; 22. Brian Ehrenzeller, 33E, Ehrenzeller-21.260; 23. Curt Stroup, 33, Ehrenzeller-21.291.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Bacon, 3. Windom, 4. Clayton, 5. Grant, 6. Bitner, 7. Boespflug, 8. Ehrenzeller. 2:39.70

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Cockrum, 2. Leary, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Darland, 5. Stanbrough, 6. Biasi, 7. Gabbard, 8. Stroup. 2:43.61

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Clauson, 3. Stockon, 4. Pauch, 5. Thomas, 6. Andretti, 7. Kobylarz. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Chase Stockon, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Bryan Clauson, 9. Shane Cockrum, 10. Hunter Schuerenberg, 11. Chris Windom, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Jarett Andretti, 15. Dalten Gabbard, 16. Mark Bitner, 17. Trevor Kobylarz, 18. Joey Biasi, 19. Daron Clayton, 20. Curt Stroup, 21. Billy Pauch, Jr., 22. Brian Ehrenzeller, 23. Tracy Hines. NT

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**Hines flipped on the start of the Feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Stanbrough, Laps 5-17 Thomas, Laps 18-30 Bacon.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-776; 2-Darland-732; 3-Stockon-701; 4-Clauson-692; 5-Hines-656; 6-Stanbrough-653; 7-Grant-647; 8-Schuerenberg-578; 9-Windom-520; 10-Leary-493.

NEW RW & PARTNERS EASTERN STORM POINTS: 1-Bacon-250; 2-Darland-235; 3-Stockon-233; 4-Grant-217; 5-Clauson-200; 6-Stanbrough-198; 7-Thomas-187; 8-Leary/Ballou-184; 10-Hines-180.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 8 - Newberrytown, PA - Susquehanna Speedway Park - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS

(Special Event): June 6, 2014 - Deming, Washington - Deming Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chance Crum, 8, Crum-12.240; 2.Lance Hallmark, 8H, Hallmark-12.301; 3. Michael Vollbrecht, 4, Vollbrecht-12.304; 4. Dougie James, 29, James-12.370; 5. Tristin Thomas, 9T, Thomas-12.451; 6. Todd Hartman, 21H, Hartman-12.754; 7. Robbie Price, 21p, Price-13.203; 8. Al Goldie, 73, Goldie-16.365; 9. Michael Millard, 23, Millard-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Vollbrecht, 2. Crum, 3. Millard, 4. Thomas, 5. Price. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Goldie, 2. James, 3. Hartman, 4. Hallmark. NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Chance crum, 2. Dougie James, 3. Robbie Price, 4. Lance Hallmark, 5. Todd Hartman, 6. Al Goldie, 7. Michael Millard, 8. Michael Vollbrecht, 9. Tristin Thomas. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-8 James, Laps 9-25 Crum.

NEXT HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:June 7 - Alger, WA - Skagit Speedway

 

 

KUNZ TEAM EYES INDIANA "GOLD" AND "MIDGET WEEK" REPEAT

The Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian Midget team, beginning to close on the all-time USAC car owner victory record established by the Wilke Racing Team of Milwaukee, Wisc., hopes to repeat their victory in the 2013 "Indiana Midget Week" when the five-race series debuts June 11 at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

The Kunz clan swept three of the victories during last year's series enroute to Christopher Bell's series crown. Bell won at Putnamville, Ind. and in the closer at Kokomo Speedway, while Kunz driver Kyle Larson won the Gas City opener. The wins were Kunz' sixth, seventh and eight in "Indiana Midget Week" competition. Drivers Jay Drake, Davey Ray, Bryan Clauson, Larson and Bell all own Kunz wins in the mini-series.

The Kunz group will be seeking their 50th USAC feature victory in the Hoosier State in the Gas City opener and their 120 total career USAC wins continue to chase the 145 amassed by the Wilke team in various USAC series.

The nine previous "Indiana Midget Weeks" have produced seven different champions. One year, Tracy Hines and Brad Kuhn actually ended in a deat heat for the title!

Following Wednesday's (June 11) Gas City opener, the series travels to Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville Thursday, Bloomington Speedway Friday, Lawrenceburg Speedway Saturday and closes at Kokomo Speedway Sunday.

2014 USAC Indiana Midget Week Dates

June 11 - Gas City I-69 Speedway - Gas City

June 12 - Lincoln Park Speedway - Putnamville

June 13 - Bloomington Speedway - Bloomington

June 14 - Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg

June 15 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo

 

 

ULTIMATE "TRADITIONAL" SILVER CROWN RECORD IN JEOPARDY AT GATEWAY?

USAC Silver Crown point leader Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. hopes to replace the record he already owns for the fastest qualifying run in "traditional" Silver Crown history when the series visits Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. June 14.

Discounting the records established by the pavement-specialty cars which competed during the years 2006-2007, Swanson's record of 146.212 mph at Iowa Speedway in 2012 still stands. Last year Chris Windom won the pole at Gateway with a scintillating lap of 144.778.

Swanson has won two of this year's Silver Crown races (Terre Haute and Indianapolis), while his brother Tanner won at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis in May, giving the Swanson family a clean sweep of the three races contested so far.

Kody finished second to race winner Bobby Santos in last year's 100-mile Gateway race, his first attempt at the 1.25-mile paved oval.

Tracy Hines and Brian Tyler are the only two drivers to have competed in all six previous USAC Silver Crown races at Gateway, dating back to 1997. Hines, who ranks second to Swanson in the 2014 standings, has a win and two seconds, while Tyler, who is still seeking a series ride for 2014, had a fourth and fifth in the most recent races.

The race continues a great tradition of USAC racing in the St. Louis area with Silver Crown regular Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla. winning a USAC Midget race in May at Belle Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill.

Tickets are on sale for the June 14 doubleheader, featuring the USAC Silver Crown cars and the Drivin' for Linemen 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, by calling the Gateway ticket office at (618) 215-8888, ext. 101.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

June 5, 2014 - New Egypt, New Jersey - New Egypt Speedway - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners

QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.655 (New Track Record); 2. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-15.661; 3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.754; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-15.819; 5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-15.838; 6. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.879; 7. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-15.927; 8. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.000; 9. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-16.055; 10. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.073; 11. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-16.075; 12. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.077; 13. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-16.089; 14. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-16.155; 15. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-16.257; 16. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-16.284; 17. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-16.446; 18. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-16.555; 19. Chad Boespflug, 98, Boespflug-16.556; 20. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-16.572; 21. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-16.776; 22. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-16.892; 23. Harris Kohen, 0, Kohen-17.992; 24. Jimmy Carpenter, 87, Carpenter-18.010.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gabbard, 2. Darland, 3. Bacon, 4. Clayton, 5. Hines, 6. Bitner, 7. Boespflug, 8. Stanbrough. 2:13.82

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Smith, 2. Ballou, 3. Leary, 4. Stockon, 5. Clauson, 6. Andretti, 7. Cockrum, 8. Kohen. 2:14.74

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Kobylarz, 4. Grant, 5. Thomas, 6. Biasi, 7. Carpenter, 8. Simon. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Simon, 3. Bitner, 4. Andretti, 5. Boespflug, 6. Cockrum, 7. Biasi, 8. Kohen, 9. Carpenter. 3:19.66

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Landon Simon, 9. Hunter Schuerenberg, 10. Daron Clayton, 11. Trevor Kobylarz, 12. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 13. Jarett Andretti, 14. Mark Smith, 15. Robert Ballou, 16. Chad Boespflug, 17. Mark Bitner, 18. Joey Biasi, 19. Chris Windom, 20. Jon Stanbrough, 21. Dalten Gabbard, 22. Shane Cockrum. NT

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**Simon flipped in Heat 3.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-29 Leary, Lap 30 Clauson.

NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-706; 2-Darland-674; 3-Clauson/Stockon-646; 5-Hines-635; 6-Grant-595; 7-Stanbrough-593; 8-Schuerenberg-539; 9-Windom-483; 10-Leary-457.

NEW RW & PARTNERS EASTERN STORM POINTS: 1-Bacon-180; 2-Stockon-178; 3-Darland-177; 4-Grant-165; 5-Hines-159; 6-Clauson-154; 7-Leary-148; 8-Stanbrough-138; 9-Schuerenberg-137; 10-Thomas-125.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 7 - Port Royal (PA) Speedway - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners

 

 

BIG CASH PAYOUT FOR NEW MEXICO'S "THANKSGIVING BASH"

Southwest Sprint car participants are circling November 28-29 in their 2014 calendars as Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. will host the inaugural "Thanksgiving Bash," showcasing USAC's Southwest Sprint Car series in a big-cash "non-points" concluding USAC's racing season.

The race winner will earn $10,000 and feature starters will be guaranteed $500 to start at the 3/8-mile dirt oval which hosted USAC events in 1988, 2002 and last year.

Las Cruces' own, Rick Ziehl, will certainly be among favorites in November. He won the only two previous USAC Sprint races at Southern New Mexico Speedway, in both 2002 and 2013. The other events held there in 1988 were Midget races won by Jack Yeley, Mark Passarelli and Tommy Astone.

Ziehl, USAC's 2003 Southwest Sprint Car Champion, actually has won four of the last five USAC Sprint races in the "Land of Enchantment," which included a pair of wins at Hollywood Hills Speedway in San Felipe Pueblo in 2003.

"We are very excited for our fans and sponsors to be able to host a great show like this at Southern New Mexico Speedway," said the track's general manager, Rue Stone. "Since making the announcement, our phone has not stopped ringing with drivers calling in to let us know they will be here. It's going to be huge."

In addition to dozens of USAC Southwest Sprint Cars drivers such as Charles Davis Jr. and series points leader R.J. Johnson, the one-of-a-kind event is will also surely draw many of the big names from both winged and non-winged 305, 360 and 410 sprint car racing.

Jon Stanbrough, Tony Elliott, Jeff Swindell and Christopher Bell are a just a few of those who have already circled Nov. 28-29 on their calendar.

Other classes rounding out the racing card both nights include USRA Limited X-Mods, Mini-Sprints and Casa Nissan Legends Cars.

The Southern New Mexico Speedway is located 11 miles west of Las Cruces at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Take exit 132, go left and take the frontage road south of I-10 heading west. For more information call 575-524-7913 or 505-524-7913 or visit www.snmspeedway.com online.

To learn more about the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, check out www.southwestsprintcars.com online.

 

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

June 4, 2014 - New Oxford, Pennsylvania - Lincoln Speedway - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-15.174 (New Track Record); 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.190; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-15.406; 4. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.506; 5. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.508; 6. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-15.510; 7. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-15.549; 8. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-15.623; 9. Jon Stanbrough, 37, Dutcher-15.649; 10. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-15.669; 11. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.741; 12. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.751; 13. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.785; 14. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-15.890; 15. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-15.914; 16. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-15.938; 17. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-16.060; 18. Chandler Leiby, 119, Leiby-16.255; 19. Chad Boespflug, 98, Boespflug-16.287; 20. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-16.337; 21. Michael Hamer, 47, Hamer-16.947; 22. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-16.993; 23. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-NT (time of 15.879 disallowed); 24. Brian Allman, 5a, Allman-NT (time of 16.723 disallowed); 25. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Thomas, 3. Grant, 4. Darland, 5. Simon, 6. Boespflug, 7. Biasi, 8. Clayton. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Clauson, 3. Hines, 4. Bacon, 5. Gabbard, 6. Ballou, 7. Smith, 8. Kobylarz. 2:09.24

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Stockon, 3. Bitner, 4. Leiby, 5. Andretti, 6. Hamer, 7. Allman, 8. Windom. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Clayton, 2. Smith, 3. Ballou, 4. Kobylarz, 5. Biasi, 6. Boespflug, 7. Allman, 8. Hamer. 3:24.56

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. FEATURE RAINED OUT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-640; 2-Darland-616; 3-Stockon-591; 4-Hines-586; 5-Clauson-577; 6-Stanbrough-573; 7-Grant-544; 8-Schuerenberg-496; 9-Windom-460; 10-Leary-394.

NEW RW & PARTNERS EASTERN STORM POINTS: 1-Stockon-123; 2-Darland-119; 3-Stanbrough-118; 4-Grant/Bacon-114.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 5 - New Egypt, NJ - New Egypt Speedway - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS INVADE QUEEN CREEK SATURDAY

Peoria, AZ — (June 4, 2014) — This Saturday, June 7th, the popular USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will invade Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. Located within ET Motopark, the eighth point race will also feature IMCA Modifieds, X-Mods, and the Robert Horne Ford Bombers. The Front Gates will open at 5:15pm and Racing is scheduled for 7:30pm.

Saturday’s race will be the third of six dates at fast 1/3-mile facility. R.J. Johnson won the April 12th “Spring Fling” and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. scored the “Mother’s Day Race” victory on May 10th. While Johnson leads all drivers with four triumphs at Queen Creek, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin won the series debut on April 13, 2013.

After winning the May 25th “Salute To Indy” at Canyon Speedway Park, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix has taken over the points lead. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson has a six point advantage with two feature wins, three heat race victories, one hard charger award, eleven top-10 finishes, and 57 feature laps led to his credit. R.J. will be looking to continue his championship bid with another victory at Arizona Speedway.

Peoria’s Josh Pelkey is second in the chase for the championship. Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey scored nineteenth in the “Salute To Indy” after a flip ended his night. Heading to Queen Creek, the 1997 ASCA Champion has two feature wins, two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twelve top-10 finishes, and 53 feature laps led. Josh will have his sights on regaining the point lead with a Saturday night victory.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye sits third in the SouthWest point chase. Racing the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis placed twenty-third at Canyon Speedway Park after an early flip. To date, the five-time state champion has two feature wins, eighth heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 38 feature laps led. “Chargin” Charles will be looking to rebound with a victory at Arizona Speedway and tie Johnson’s record of four checkered flags.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins ranks fourth in the point standings. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins claimed twelfth in the “Salute To Indy.” Entering Saturday’s event, the veteran driver has one feature win, two heat race victories and eight top-10 finishes on the year. At Queen Creek, Shon will have his sights on moving up the standings with his second main event win.

“The Kid” Tye Mihocko of Peoria has climbed to fifth in the SouthWest standings. Driving the family owned #5 RSS Industries / Old Word Brewery RSS, Mihocko charged to third from twelfth at Canyon Speedway Park. To date, the young driver has two heat race victories, one semi-main win, and six top-10 finishes on the season. On Saturday, Tye will be looking to earn his first victory at Arizona Speedway.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Matt Rossi, Andy Reinbold, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Mike Colegrove, Nick Aiuto, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Michael Curtis, Brian Hosford, Mike Bonneau, Josh Shipley, Stevie Sussex, Chris Bonneau, Tom Ogle, Mark Morin, Dennis Giles, Tom Lee, and more.

Arizona Speedway is located within ET Motopark at 47346 N. Ironwood Road in Queen Creek, Arizona. To get to the track, exit Ironwood Drive on US 60, then head four miles south. Adult Tickets are $15, Senior Tickets are $12, Kids Tickets (11-7) are $5, and Children 6 and under are FREE. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). ———————————————– QUEEN CREEK USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT WINS: 4-R.J. Johnson, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 1- Mike Martin.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-411, 2. Josh Pelkey-405, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-395, 4. Shon Deskins-351, 5. Tye Mihocko-315, 6. Matt Rossi-295, 7. Andy Reinbold-291, 8. Mike Martin-282, 9. Mike Colegrove-267, 10. Nick Aiuto-253, 11. Bruce St. James-244, 12. Michael Curtis-244, 13. Brian Hosford-220, 14. Mike Bonneau-215, 15. Josh Shipley-207, 16. Stevie Sussex-197, 17. Chris Bonneau-191, 18. Tom Ogle-164, 19. Mark Morin-132, 20. Josh Hodges-110.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

 June 3, 2014 - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania - Grandview Speedway - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners - "Jesse Hockett Classic"

QUALIFYING: 1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.776; 2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.814; 3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.853; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.999; 5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.044; 6. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.082; 7. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.175; 8. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.259; 9. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-14.301; 10. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-14.318; 11. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.384; 12. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-14.391; 13. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-14.424; 14. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-14.455; 15. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.498; 16. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.531; 17. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.534; 18. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-14.717; 19. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-14.719; 20. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-14.765; 21. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-14.877; 22. Billy Pauch, Jr., 36, Thomas/Engler-14.914; 23. Chad Boespflug, 98, Boespflug-14.923; 24. Michael Hamer, 47, Hamer-16.142; 25. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Cockrum, 3. Hines, 4. Leary, 5. Thomas, 6. Simon, 7. Biasi. 1:55.15

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Smith, 3. Windom, 4. Stockon, 5. Darland, 6. Andretti, 7. Bitner, 8. Boespflug. 1:54.50

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Clayton, 4. Grant, 5. Clauson, 6. Kobylarz, 7. Hamer, 8. Gabbard. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Simon, 2. Biasi, 3. Andretti, 4. Gabbard, 5. Boespflug, 6. Kobylarz, 7. Bitner, 8. Moore, 9. Hamer.

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Chase Stockon, 2. Jon Stanbrough, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Chris Windom, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 10. Hunter Schuerenberg, 11. Shane Cockrum, 12. Bryan Clauson, 13. C.J. Leary, 14. Mark Smith, 15. Joey Biasi, 16. Mark Bitner, 17. Trevor Kobylarz, 18. Dalten Gabbard, 19. Jarett Andretti, 20. Daron Clayton, 21. Chad Boespflug, 22. Landon Simon. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-40 Stockon.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-585, 2-Darland-560, 3-Stockon-535, 4-Hines-533, 5-Clauson-525, 6-Stanbrough-520, 7-Grant-490, 8-Schuerenberg-443, 9-Windom-414, 10-Leary-341.

NEW RW & PARTNERS EASTERN STORM POINTS: 1-Stockon-67, 2-Stanbrough-65, 3-Darland-63, 4-Grant-60, 5-Bacon-59.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 4 - New Oxford, PA - Lincoln Speedway - "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners

 

 

USAC WEST COAST SPRINTS CLASH AT HANFORD SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

HANFORD, CA – JUNE 3, 2014... This Saturday, June 7th, the cars and stars of the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will tackle Kings Speedway in Hanford. Promoted by Scott Woodhouse, the eighth point race of the campaign will also feature the RaceSaver Wing Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, and Mini Stocks. The pit gates will open at 2:00pm, front gates will open at 5:00pm and racing is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.

Saturday’s race will be the third of six dates at the Kings County Fairgrounds. Jace Vander Weerd won the March 29th “Gary Jacob Memorial” and rain washed out the April 25th show. Coming off his third consecutive victory at Tulare, Ryan Bernal leads all drivers with seventeen career series wins. Bernal will be looking to make history with his fourth triumph and tie Richard Vander Weerd’s record of six Hanford wins. Peter Murphy holds the 1-lap qualifying track record at Kings Speedway of 15.290 set on March 13, 2010.

Rauma, Finland’s Markus Niemela sits atop the point standings and holds a forty point advantage over the competition. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Niemela ran seventh in last Saturday’s event at Tulare. Currently, the 2013 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, one heat race victory, seven top-10 finishes, and 12 feature laps led to his credit. Markus will be looking to extend his point lead and earn his first series triumph at Hanford.

After placing third at Tulare, Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda has climbed to second in the point chase. Piloting his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell has one heat race victory, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards and six top-10 finishes on the season. On Saturday, the 2-time USAC/CRA “Salute to Indy” winner will have his sights on his first West Coast main event win.

Visalia’s Jace Vander Weerd ranks third in the USAC West Coast standings. Driving the family owned #88 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd scored tenth in the Tulare main event. To date, the 2010 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has one feature win, one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led. At Hanford, Jace will be looking to earn the $1,500 payday and claim his fifth series victory.

Troy Rutherford of Ojai sits fourth in the chase for the championship. Racing Steve Watt’s #81 JD Machine Tech / AAA Propane Maxim, Rutherford claimed fourth in last Saturday’s event at Tulare. Heading to Hanford, the 2010 VRA Champion has one feature win, one heat race victory, six top-10 finishes, and 14 feature laps led on the year. Troy will have his sights on moving up the standings with his third West Coast triumph.

“Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton is fifth in the point standings. Piloting Junior Bowman’s #2 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / DeBoer & Sons Trucking Spike, Faria ran seventh at Tulare after starting twelfth. To date, the defending champion has two heat race victories, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, and five top-10 finishes. On Saturday, “Hollywood” will be looking to earn his seventh series win at Kings Speedway.

Currently eighteenth in points, Springville’s Garrett Long leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Terra Bella’s Trent Carter, Robert Nuckles of Hanford, and Hanford’s Connor Kassik are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Dennis Howell, Nic Faas, Austin Liggett, “Shifter” Landon Hurst, Ryan Bernal, Marty Hawkins, Kevin Barnes, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Jeff Sibley, Austin Stone, Davey Pombo, Matt Day, T.J. Smith, and more.

SCHEDULE CHANGE: The USAC West Coast Sprints have been added to Hanford’s “29th Annual Cotton Classic” on October 11th. Also featuring the winged King of the West 410 Sprints, USAC/CRA 410 Sprints, and Legends of Kerney Bowl Super Modifieds, the NON-POINTS RACE will be a MUST SEE EVENT for sprint car fans! Please update your schedules.

Kings Speedway is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds at 801 South 10th Avenue in Hanford, California. Grandstand tickets are $15 with discounts available for Seniors (55+), Military (with I.D.), and Children 7-12. Kids 6 and under are FREE at all non-special events. Camping is available on the fairgrounds and for more event information, visit www.kingsspeedway.net or call (559) 584-RACE (7223).

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). ----------------------------------------------- HANFORD USAC WEST COAST SPRINT WINS: 6-Richard Vander Weerd, 5-Ryan Bernal, 4- Danny Faria Jr., 4-Bud Kaeding, 2-Justyne Hamblin, 2-Peter Murphy, 2-T.J. Smith, 2-Craig Stidham, 2-Jace Vander Weerd, 1-Aaron Altaffer, 1-Rusty Carlile, 1-Wes Gutierrez, 1-Cory Kruseman, 1-Davey Pombo, 1-Troy Rutherford, 1-Terry Schank Jr.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Markus Niemela-402, 2. Matt Mitchell-362, 3. Jace Vander Weerd-355, 4. Troy Rutherford-349, 5. Danny Faria Jr.-332, 6. Richard Vander Weerd-293, 7. Dennis Howell-282, 8. Nic Faas-281, 9. Austin Liggett-273, 10. Landon Hurst-259, 11. Ryan Bernal-215, 12. Bud Kaeding-180, 13. Marty Hawkins-163, 14. Kevin Barnes-150, 15. Chris Ennis-146, 16. Jeff Sibley-133, 17. D.J. Johnson-98, 18. Garrett Long-90, 19. Michael Pickens-84, 20. Mike Spencer-84.

 

 

TREY MARCHAM ADDS TULARE THUNDERBOWL TO WIN LIST

By Lance Jennings

TULARE, CA – JUNE 1, 2014... After winning his first Honda USAC Western Midget feature at Bakersfield, Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma stormed to victory at Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway. Using the outside line to gain momentum off the cushion, Marcham charged from ninth to grab the lead from Ronnie Gardner on lap 19 to earn his second consecutive victory. Fast qualifier Gardner, Nick Chivello, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, and Britton Bock followed Trey to the checkered flags.

Piloting the Keith Ford owned #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Trey Marcham qualified thirteenth out of the season high eighteen racers in attendance and ran third in his heat race. Last season’s Rookie of the Year left Tulare with a 29-point advantage in the dirt series and ranks second in the overall standings. Heading to Santa Maria on July 5th, Marcham has one fast time award, one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes, and 24 feature laps led to his credit.

For the second race in a row, Norco’s Ronnie Gardner finished second to Marcham. Driving the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner took command from Ricky Shelton on lap five and maintained the top spot until the nineteenth circuit. Earlier in the program, the defending champion earned his second fast time award of the season and placed fifth in his heat race. Ronnie has climbed to second in dirt points and third in the overall standings with three top-10 finishes and 12 feature laps led on the season.

Nick Chivello of Manteca claimed third after leading the second and third laps of the main event. Racing the family owned #27 Vic Hubbard’s Auto Parts / Red Top Electric Spike, Chivello was fourth quick in time trials and placed fourth in his heat race. To date, the 2012 Rookie of the Year is tied for thirteenth in the dirt standings and ranks seventh in the combined pavement and dirt points. Heading to the Madera pavement this Saturday with USAC and BCRA, Nic has two top-10 finishes in the campaign.

Bakersfield’s “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis earned his first “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a fourth place run from eighteenth. Piloting the family owned #86 Sidewaze Designs / Young’s Commercial Trucking Spike, Ennis broke a u-joint in hotlaps and his crew was able to make repairs in time for the main event. After a long day, Chris left Tulare ranked seventh in the dirt points and tenth in the overall standings.

Starting tenth in the main event, Britton Bock of Angwin missed several tangles to claim fifth at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. Driving the family owned #67 McNamara Electric / Orecart Napa Valley Spike, Bock qualified sixteenth overall and ran fifth in his heat race.

Galt’s Matt Streeter drove to victory in the night’s first 8-lap heat race. Racing his #14JR T&T Trucking / Simpson Race Products Spike, Streeter was seventh fast in time trials and scored sixth in the feature.

Scott Pierovich of Alamo won the second 8-lap heat race at Thunderbowl Raceway. Piloting Mike Sala’s #19 Sala Construction / Weldway Inc. Spike, Pierovich qualified tenth overall and placed fourteenth in the main event after an early exit. Ranked tenth in dirt points and eighth in the overall standings, Scott has one top-10 finish on the year. The veteran driver is expected to race in Saturday’s “Pombo/Sargent Classic” at Madera.

This Saturday, June 7th, the Honda USAC Western Midgets will tackle the pavement of Madera Speedway for the annual “Pombo/Sargent Classic.” Located on the Madera County Fairgrounds in Madera, California, the co-sanctioned BCRA Midget showcase will also feature the Super Modified vs. Wing Sprints, USAC HPD Midgets, Modifieds, Vintage Super Modifieds, NCMA Spec Sprints, and BCRA Vintage Cars. For more information, visit www.racemadera.com or call 559.673.RACE.

The Honda USAC Western Dirt Midgets will take a break in the schedule before returning to action on July 5th at Santa Maria Speedway. Leased by USAC, the “Party at the Coast” will also feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and Mini Stocks. Located 1/4-mile north of the 101/166 interchange at 1900 Hutton Road in Nipomo, California, more event information can be found at www.racesantamariaspeedway.com.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Rugged Radios, and Western Performance Parts for their support. In addition, series officials would like to thank VanLare Steering Repair for sponsoring the return of USAC Midget racing to Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

For more information on the series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). -------------------------------------------------------------- HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS: May 31, 2014 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-16.464; 2. Jake Swanson, 19W, Sala-16.486; 3. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-16.489; 4. Nick Chivello, 27, Chivello-16.552; 5. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-16.574; 6. Ricky Shelton, 71, Full Circle-16.628; 7. Matt Streeter, 14JR, Streeter-16.891; 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 19S, Sala-16.999; 9. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-17.123; 10. Scott Pierovich, 19, Sala-17.161; 11. Barry Pries Jr., 14, Pries-17.184; 12. Chad Nichols, 17, Nichols-17.192; 13. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-17.211; 14. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-17.268; 15. Tyler Dolacki, 99, Hokanson-17.540; 16. Britton Bock, 67, Bock-17.791; 17. Terry Nichols, 45, Nichols-NT; 18. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Matt Streeter, 2. Sean Dodenhoff, 3. Trey Marcham, 4. Shannon McQueen, 5. Ronnie Gardner, 6. Alex Schutte, 7. Tyler Dolacki. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Scott Pierovich, 2. Ricky Shelton, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Nick Chivello, 5. Britton Bock, 6. Jarid Blondel, 7. Chad Nichols, 8. Richard Vander Weerd. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Trey Marcham (9th), 2. Ronnie Gardner (6th), 3. Nick Chivello (4th), 4. Chris Ennis (18th), 5. Britton Bock (10th), 6. Matt Streeter (1st), 7. Sean Dodenhoff (7th), 8. Shannon McQueen (3rd), 9. Tyler Dolacki (16th), 10. Jarid Blondel (15th), 11. Alex Schutte (11th), 12. Ricky Shelton (2nd), 13. Jake Swanson (5th), 14. Scott Pierovich (8th), 15. Richard Vander Weerd (12th), 16. Chad Nichols (14th). NT ---------------------------- **Barry Pries Jr. flipped during qualifications. **Terry Nichols (17th) & Barry Pries Jr. (13th) did not start feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Ricky Shelton, Laps 2-3 Nick Chivello, Lap 4 Ricky Shelton, Laps 5-18 Ronnie Gardner, Laps 19-30 Trey Marcham. HARD CHARGER: Chris Ennis (18th to 4th)

USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Trey Marcham-203, 2. Ronnie Gardner-174, 3. Alex Schutte-157, 4. Jarid Blondel-116, 5. Sean Dodenhoff-109, 6. Jake Swanson-97, 7. Chris Ennis-92, 8. Shannon McQueen-88, 9. Tyler Dolacki-80, 10. Scott Pierovich-72, 11. Chad Nichols-69, 12. Ricky Shelton-68, 13. Johnathon Henry-62, ---.Nick Chivello-62, 15. Terry Goodwin-53, 16. Troy Rutherford-50, ---. Steve Davis-50, 18. Terry Nichols-31, 19. Barry Pries Jr.-1.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1. Alex Schutte-210, 2. Trey Marcham-203, 3. Ronnie Gardner-174, 4. Jarid Blondel-166, 5. Jake Swanson-140, 6. Chad Nichols-139, 7. Nick Chivello-120, 8. Scott Pierovich-111, 9. Sean Dodenhoff-109, 10. Chris Ennis-92, 11. Shannon McQueen-88, 12. Tyler Dolacki-80, 13. Darin Snider-73, 14. Ricky Shelton-68, 15. Johnathon Henry-62, 16. Terry Goodwin-53, 17. Troy Rutherford-50, ---. Steve Davis-50, 19. Terry Nichols-32, 20. Barry Pries Jr.-1.

 

 

WEST COAST SPRINTS AT KINGS SATURDAY; TULARE VICTORY GIVES BERNAL 3-FOR-3

Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. hosts the USAC West Coast Sprint cars Saturday night as Finnish driver Markus Niemela continues his quest for a first USAC driving championship. He has a 40-point lead over Matt Mitchell in the latest points after finishing eighth in last Saturday night's 30-lap race at Thunderbowl Speedway in Tulare, Calif.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. wheeled Mike Phulps' Metal Works/Red Line Oil Maxim to victory at Tulare. He passed Bud Kaeding on lap 18 and led the rest of the way to beat Kaeding, Mitchell, Troy Rutherford and Richard Vander Weerd. Rutherford led the first lap and Kaeding the next 17 before Bernal went to the front.

Jace Vander Weerd of Visalia, Calif. stands third in the standings, seven behind Mitchell, and won the March 29 race at Hanford.

Bernal's win Saturday was his third in a row in West Coast competition. Nobody has been able to put four together since the series began in 2010.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-402, 2-Matt Mitchell-362, 3-Jace Vander Weerd-355, 4-Troy Rutherford-349, 5-Danny Faria Jr.-332, 6-Richard Vander Weerd-293, 7-Dennis Howell-282, 8-Nic Faas-281, 9-Austin Liggett-273, 10-Landon Hurst-259.

 

 

RYAN BERNAL CONTINUES WINNING WAYS AT TULARE’S THUNDERBOWL

 By Lance Jennings

TULARE, CA – JUNE 1, 2014... Starting sixth, fast qualifier Ryan Bernal of Hollister took the lead from Bud Kaeding on lap 18 and earned his third consecutive USAC West Coast Sprint victory. For Bernal, Saturday’s $1,500 triumph at Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway was his series leading seventeenth feature win. Kaeding, Matt Mitchell, Troy Rutherford and Richard Vander Weerd followed Ryan to the checkered flags.

Piloting the Mike Phulps owned #56 Core Power / Metal Works ART, Ryan Bernal is the hottest driver on the circuit. Ryan claimed his second Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award by out-qualifying the twenty-five racers in attendance and placed third in his heat race. After scoring his third main event of the campaign, Bernal tied the series record of three straight wins for the third time in his career. The defending USAC Western Classic Sprint Champion left Tulare ranked eleventh in points with one heat race victory, six top-10 finishes and 53 feature laps to his credit.

Campbell’s Bud Kaeding had to settle for second at Thunderbowl Raceway. Driving Junior Bowman’s #29 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Maxim, Kaeding grabbed the lead from Troy Rutherford on the second lap and maintained the top spot until the eighteenth circuit. Qualifying sixth overall, the 2012 Champion also scored third in his 10-lap heat race. In limited appearances, Bud has climbed to twelfth in the point standings with one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes, and 37 feature laps led.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda had another strong performance with a third place run at Tulare. Racing his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell was fourth fast in time trials and placed fourth in his heat race. The former USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year has risen to second in points with one heat race victory, one semi-main win, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, and six top-10 finishes on the season.

Ojai’s Troy Rutherford scored fourth in Tulare’s 30-lap main event. Piloting Steve Watt’s #81 JD Machine Tech / AAA Propane Maxim, Rutherford qualified fifth overall and took second in his heat race. Heading to next Saturday’s race at Hanford, the former VRA Sprint Champion ranks fourth in the point chase with one feature win, one heat race victory, six top-10 finishes, and 14 feature laps led in 2014.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia claimed fifth at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. Driving the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd was third quick in time trials and won the Saldana Racing Products / Weld Racing Heat Race #3. The 2011 Champion has climbed to sixth in points with one feature win, six heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, six top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led.

Riverdale’s “Shifter” Landon Hurst earned his first Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a ninth place run from fifteenth. Racing the family owned #179 Kings River Commodities / Duinkerken Farms Maxim, Hurst qualified seventeenth overall and won the 10-lap Deist Safety Heat Race #2. Last season’s Rookie of the Year sits tenth in the standings with two heat race victories and top-10 finishes in the campaign.

Markus Niemela of Rauma, Finland raced to victory in the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Niemela was seventh fast in time trials and scored eighth in the main event. Heading to Hanford, the point leader left Tulare with a 40-point advantage on the strength of two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, seven top-10 finishes and 12 feature laps led.

After graduating high school earlier in the morning, Tracy’s Austin Liggett won the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main. Driving the family owned #83 Excel Environmental Services / Home Connections Inc. Spike, Liggett qualified eighth, placed seventh in his heat race, and scored eleventh in the feature. The 2012 Rookie of the Year sits ninth in the standings with one feature win, four top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led on the season.

This Saturday, June 7th, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will invade Hanford’s Kings Speedway. The action packed event will also feature the winged Racesaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, and Mini Stocks. Located on the Kings County Fairgrounds at 801 South 10th Avenue, more event information can be found at www.kingsspeedway.net or calling (559) 584-RACE (7223).

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). ----------------------------------------------- USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 31, 2014 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.460; 2. Mike Spencer, 51T, Roth-15.600; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.673; 4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.750; 5. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-15.830; 6. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.855; 7. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-15.880; 8. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.150; 9. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.285; 10. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.339; 11. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.347; 12. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-16.411; 13. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.530; 14. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.556; 15. T.J. Smith, 87, Van Meter-16.691; 16. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.782; 17. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.806; 18. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-16.820; 19. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-16.829; 20. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.260; 21. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.414; 22. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-17.416; 23. Garrett Long, 38, Long-17.581; 24. Robert Nuckles, 27, Nuckles-NT; 25. Terry Nichols, 33, Nichols-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (10 laps) 1. Markus Niemela, 2. Dennis Howell, 3. Ryan Bernal, 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Trent Carter, 6. Max Adams, 7. Kevin Barnes, 8. Connor Kassik. NT

DEIST SAFETY HEAT RACE 2: (10 laps) 1. Landon Hurst, 2. Troy Rutherford, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Chris Ennis, 5. Tony Everhart, 6. Garrett Long, 7. Austin Liggett, 8. Jeff Sibley. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / WELD RACING HEAT RACE 3: (10 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Danny Faria Jr., 3. Bud Kaeding, 4. Jace Vander Weerd, 5. Austin Stone, 6. Matt Day, 7. Robert Nuckles, 8. T.J. Smith. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Austin Liggett, 2. Austin Stone, 3. Jeff Sibley, 4. Max Adams, 5. Barnes, 6. Garrett Long, 7. Matt Day, 8. Terry Nichols, 9. Connor Kassik, 10. Tony Everhart, 11. Trent Carter, 12. Robert Nuckles. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ryan Bernal (6th), 2. Bud Kaeding (1st), 3. Matt Mitchell (3rd), 4. Troy Rutherford (2nd), 5. Richard Vander Weerd (4th), 6. Dennis Howell (10th), 7. Danny Faria Jr. (12th), 8. Markus Niemela (7th), 9. Landon Hurst (15th), 10. Jace Vander Weerd (9th), 11. Austin Liggett (8th), 12. Chris Ennis (11th), 13. Austin Stone (16th), 14. Max Adams (17th), 15. Kevin Barnes (13th), 16. Matt Day (19th), 17. Garrett Long (21st), 18. Tony Everhart (18th), 19. Terry Nichols (22nd), 20. Mike Spencer (5th), 21. Jeff Sibley (14th), 22. Connor Kassik (20th). NT ---------------------------- **Robert Nuckles flipped during the semi. **Jeff Sibley flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Troy Rutherford, Laps 2-17 Bud Kaeding, Laps 18-30 Ryan Bernal. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Landon Hurst (15th to 9th)

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Markus Niemela-402, 2. Matt Mitchell-362, 3. Jace Vander Weerd-355, 4. Troy Rutherford-349, 5. Danny Faria Jr.-332, 6. Richard Vander Weerd-293, 7. Dennis Howell-282, 8. Nic Faas-281, 9. Austin Liggett-273, 10. Landon Hurst-259, 11. Ryan Bernal-215, 12. Bud Kaeding-180, 13. Marty Hawkins-163 14. Kevin Barnes-150, 15. Chris Ennis-146, 16. Jeff Sibley-133, 17. D.J. Johnson-98, 18. Garrett Long-90, 19. Michael Pickens-84, 20. Mike Spencer-84.

 

 

DMA MIDGETS RESUME JUNE 14 AT BEAR RIDGE;

PIERSON GETS 2ND DMA WIN AT BRADFORD

Adam Pierson will enjoy a 40-point lead entering the June 14 (Flag Day) resumption of the 2014 USAC DMA Midget Series. He recorded his second victory of the year at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. last Saturday.

Pierson, of Bradford, Vt., extended his point lead as a result of Saturday night's 25-lap feature victory. He passed Scott Viets on lap five and led the rest of the way to beat Josh Sunn, Tim Hodge, Ray Miller and Jeff Champagne.

Miller led the first lap and Viets led six before Pierson took over.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-263, 2-Josh Sunn-223, 3-Scott Holcomb-195, 4-Joe Krawiec-192, 5-Jeff Champagne-190, 6-Ray Miller-174, 7-Anthony Nocella-167, 8-Adam Whitney-164, 9-Scott Viets-162, 10-Tim Gallant-151.

 

 

DAVIS LEADS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO ARIZONA SPEEDWAY SATURDAY

Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. is the site of this Saturday's USAC Southwest Sprint race and drivers Charles Davis Jr. and R.J. Johnson will square off for the all-time lead in terms of USAC victories in the state of Arizona.

Davis, who leads the Southwest standings by five points over Josh Pelkey, has 13 career Arizona wins, while Johnson, fourth in the latest points, will also seek a 14th career Arizona win Saturday.

Davis won the May 10 race at Queen Creek, while Johnson won three times there last year and Davis won twice.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Charles Davis Jr.-310, 2-Josh Pelkey-305, 3-Shon Deskins-292, 4-R.J. Johnson-277, 5-Matt Rossi-241, 6-Andy Reinbold-210, 7-Josh Shipley-192, 8-Mike Martin-188, 9-Mke Colegrove-187, 10-Tye Mihocko-187.

 

 

WEST COAST SPRINTS AT KINGS SATURDAY;

TULARE VICTORY GIVES BERNAL 3-FOR-3

Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. hosts the USAC West Coast Sprint cars Saturday night as Finnish driver Markus Niemela continues his quest for a first USAC driving championship. He has a 40-point lead over Matt Mitchell in the latest points after finishing eighth in last Saturday night's 30-lap race at Thunderbowl Speedway in Tulare, Calif.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. wheeled Mike Phulps' Metal Works/Red Line Oil Maxim to victory at Tulare. He passed Bud Kaeding on lap 18 and led the rest of the way to beat Kaeding, Mitchell, Troy Rutherford and Richard Vander Weerd. Rutherford led the first lap and Kaeding the next 17 before Bernal went to the front.

Jace Vander Weerd of Visalia, Calif. stands third in the standings, seven behind Mitchell, and won the March 29 race at Hanford.

Bernal's win Saturday was his third in a row in West Coast competition. Nobody has been able to put four together since the series began in 2010.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-402, 2-Matt Mitchell-362, 3-Jace Vander Weerd-355, 4-Troy Rutherford-349, 5-Danny Faria Jr.-332, 6-Richard Vander Weerd-293, 7-Dennis Howell-282, 8-Nic Faas-281, 9-Austin Liggett-273, 10-Landon Hurst-259.

 

 

CLAUSON GOES FOR "3-PEAT" IN THIS WEEK'S "EASTERN STORM"

Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. foes for an "Eastern Storm" three-peat this week at five tracks in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Clauson won the 2012 and 2013 mini-series on his way to back-to-back AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car titles.

With 15 "top-10s" in 16 starts, Clauson has a remarkable record in the series which this year is presented by RW and Partners. His record includes victories in 2012 at Grandview Speedway and New Egypt Speedway, plus three seconds and four thirds (9 podiums)!

Last year Clauson landed a second, a third and a fourth in the three events and he trails Brady Bacon and Dave Darland by 34 and five points respectively in the latest AMSOIL National standings.

The series starts tomorrow (Tuesday) night with the "Jesse Hockett Classic" at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. Wednesday night's race is at Lincoln Speedway in New Oxford, Pa. Thursday's race is at New Egypt, N.J., while the Saturday and Sunday finales are at Port Royal, Pa. and Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa. respectively.

The five-race series, offering 370 total points, is sure to severely impact the championship battle, with only 217 points separating the "top-10" in the National standings.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-526, 2-Dave Darland-497, 3-Bryan Clauson-492, 4-Tracy Hines-476, 5-Chase Stockon-468, 6-Jon Stanbrough-455, 7-Justin Grant-430, 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-402, 9-Chris Windom-366, 10-C.J. Leary-309.

 

 

WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGETS AT MADERA SATURDAY;

POINT LEADER MARCHAM TOPS AT THUNDERBOWL

Saturday's "Pombo/Sargent Classic" at the Madera (Calif.) Speedway includes the Honda USAC Western Pavement Midgets, with BCRA co-sanction as Darrin Snider seeks to protect a three-point lead over defending champion Chad Nichols in the latest Western Pavement points.

Snider won at Madera March 30 in first of four scheduled races at the oval.

Honda USAC Western Dirt Midget point leader Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Okla. won Saturday night's 30-lap feature at Thunderbowl Raceway, leading the last 12 laps after passing defending series champion Ronnie Gardner on lap 19. Ricky Shelton, Nick Chivello and Gardner all took turns leading before Marcham bolted to the front in the Keith Ford King Racing Products/A & A Precision Machine TCR/Esslinger. Gardner finished second ahead of Chivello, Chris Ennis and Britton Bock.

The Honda USAC Western Dirt Midgets resume action July 5 at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Pavement Standings: 1-Darrin Snider-73, 2-Chad Nichols-70, 3-Nick Chivello-58, 4-Alex Schutte-53, 5-Jarid Blondel-50, 6-Jake Swanson-43, 7-Scott Pierovich-39.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings: 1-Trey Marcham-203, 2-Ronnie Gardner-174, 3-Alex Schutte-157, 4-Jarid Blondel-116, 5-Sean Dodenhoff-109, 6-Jake Swanson-97, 7-Chris Ennis-92, 8-Shannon McQueen-88, 9-Tyler Dolacki-80, 10-Scott Pierovich-72.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Alex Schutte-210, 2-Trey Marcham-203, 3-Ronnie Gardner-174, 4-Jarid Blondel-166, 5-Jake Swanson-140, 6-Chad Nichols-139, 7-Nick Chivello-120, 8-Scott Pierovich-111, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-109, 10-Chris Ennis-92.

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

May 31, 2014 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jeff Champagne (#77 Champagne), 2. Adam Pierson (#76M Manafort), 3. Jeff Horn (#1r Mossman), 4. Scott Holcomb (#47 Myers/Miller), 5. Josh Sunn (#76 Manafort), 6. Joe Krawiec (#6 Matczak), 7. Tim Gallant (#33 Gallant), 8. Dean Christensen (#9 Miller), 9. Tim Hodge (#5 Hodge), 10. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney), 11. Dylan Rock (#49 Rock). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Chaffee (#18c Chaffee), 2. Scott Viets (#2 Miller), 3. Ray Miller (#1w Miller), 4. Dylan Duhaime (#57 Duhaime), 5. Vince Lucca (#11v Miller), 6. Stan Otterman (#78 Otterman), 7. Amanda Habel (#09 Habel), 8. Cal Chandonnet (#71Z Chandonnet). NT

DASH: (4 laps) 1. Pierson, 2. Chaffee, 3. Miller, 4. Viets, 5. Champagne, 6. Horn. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Adam Pierson, 2. Josh Sunn, 3. Tim Hodge, 4. Ray Miller, 5. Jeff Champagne, 6. Mike Chaffee, 7. Dylan Duhaime, 8. Jeff Horn, 9. Scott Viets, 10. Scott Holcomb, 11. Joe Krawiec, 12. Adam Whitney, 13. Dean Christensen, 14. Alex Rose, 15. Amanda Habel, 16. Cal Chandonnet, 17. Stanley Otterman, 18. Timothy Gallant,

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Miller, Laps 3-4 Viets, Laps 5-25 Pierson.

NEW USAC DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Pierson-263, 2-Sunn-223, 3-Holcomb-195, 4-Krawiec-192, 5-Champagne-190, 6-Miller-174, 7-Anthony Nocella-167, 8-Whitney-164, 9-Viets-162, 10-Gallant-151.

NEXT USAC DMA MIDGET RACE: June 14 - Bradford, VT - Bear Ridge Speedway

 

 

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

May 31, 2014 - Tulare, California - Thunderbowl Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.460; 2. Mike Spencer, 51T, Roth-15.600; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.673; 4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.750; 5. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-15.830; 6. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.855; 7. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-15.880; 8. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.150; 9. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.285; 10. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.339; 11. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.347; 12. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-16.411; 13. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.530; 14. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.556; 15. T.J. Smith, 87, Van Meter-16.691; 16. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.782; 17. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.806; 18. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-16.820; 19. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-16.829; 20. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.260; 21. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.414; 22. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-17.416; 23. Garrett Long, 38, Long-17.581; 24. Robert Nuckles, 27, Nuckles-NT; 25. Terry Nichols, 33, Nichols-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Niemela, 2. Howell, 3. Bernal, 4. Mitchell, 5. Carter, 6. Adams, 7. Barnes, 8. Kassik. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hurst, 2. Rutherford, 3. Spencer, 4. Ennis, 5. Everhart, 6. Long, 7. Liggett, 8. Sibley. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Faria, 3. Kaeding, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Stone, 6. Day, 7. Nuckles, 8. Smith. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Liggett, 2. Stone, 3. Sibley, 4. Adams, 5. Barnes, 6. Long, 7. Day, 8. Nichols, 9. Kassik, 10. Everhart, 11. Carter, 12. Nuckles. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Matt Mitchell, 4. Troy Rutherford, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. Dennis Howell, 7. Danny Faria Jr., 8. Markus Niemela, 9. Landon Hurst, 10. Jace Vander Weerd, 11. Austin Liggett, 12. Chris Ennis, 13. Austin Stone, 14. Max Adams, 15. Kevin Barnes, 16. Matt Day, 17. Garrett Long, 18. Tony Everhart, 19. Terry Nichols, 20. Mike Spencer, 21. Jeff Sibley, 22. Connor Kassik. NT

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**Nuckles flipped during the semi. Sibley flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Rutherford, Laps 2-17 Kaeding, Laps 18-30 Bernal.

NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Niemela-402, 2-Mitchell-362, 3-J.Vander Weerd-355, 4-Rutherford-349, 5-Faria-332, 6-R.Vander Weerd-293, 7-Howell-282, 8-Nic Faas-281, 9-Liggett-273, 10-Hurst-259.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: June 7 - Hanford, CA - Kings Speedway

 

 

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS:

May 31, 2014 - Tulare, California - Thunderbowl Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-16.464; 2. Jake Swanson, 19W, Sala-16.486; 3. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-16.489; 4. Nick Chivello, 27, Chivello-16.552; 5. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-16.574; 6. Ricky Shelton, 71, Full Circle-16.628; 7. Matt Streeter, 14JR, Streeter-16.891; 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 19S, Sala-16.999; 9. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-17.123; 10. Scott Pierovich, 19, Sala-17.161; 11. Barry Pries Jr., 14, Pries-17.184; 12. Chad Nichols, 17, Nichols-17.192; 13. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-17.211; 14. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-17.268; 15. Tyler Dolacki, 99, Hokanson-17.540; 16. Britton Bock, 67, Bock-17.791; 17. Terry Nichols, 45, Nichols-NT; 18. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Streeter, 2. Dodenhoff, 3. Marcham, 4. McQueen, 5. Gardner, 6. Schutte, 7. Dolacki. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Pierovich, 2. Shelton, 3. Swanson, 4. Chivello, 5. Bock, 6. Blondel, 7. C.Nichols, 8. Vander Weerd. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Trey Marcham, 2. Ronnie Gardner, 3. Nick Chivello, 4. Chris Ennis, 5. Britton Bock, 6. Matt Streeter, 7. Sean Dodenhoff, 8. Shannon McQueen, 9. Tyler Dolacki, 10. Jarid Blondel, 11. Alex Schutte, 12. Ricky Shelton, 13. Jake Swanson, 14. Scott Pierovich, 15. Richard Vander Weerd, 16. Chad Nichols. NT

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**Pries flipped during qualifications.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Shelton, Laps 2-3 Chivello, Lap 4 Shelton, Laps 5-18 Gardner, Laps 19-30 Marcham.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-Marcham-203, 2-Gardner-174, 3-Schutte-157, 4-Blondel-116, 5-Dodenhoff-109, 6-Swanson-97, 7-Ennis-92, 8-McQueen-88, 9-Dolacki-80, 10-Pierovich-72.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Schutte-210, 2-Marcham-203, 3-Gardner-174, 4-Blondel-166, 5-Swanson-140, 6-C.Nichols-139, 7-Chivello-120, 8-Pierovich-111, 9-Dodenhoff-109, 10-Ennis-92.

NEXT HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE: July 5 - Santa Maria (CA) Speedway - "Party At The Coast"

NEXT HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAEMENT RACE: June 7 - Madera (CA) Speedway - "Pombo/Sargent Classic"

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

May 31, 2014 - Elma, Washington - Grays Harbor Raceway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hannah Lindquist (#3h), 2. Lance Sargent (#2a Sargent), 3. Michael Vollbrecht (#4 Vollbrecht), 4. Ariel Biggs (#2 Debakker), 5. Tristin Thomas (#9T Stewart), 6. Annika Johanson (#27 Johanson). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chase Goetz (#91 Goetz), 2. Garrett Thomas (#14 Thomas), 3. Jeremy Miller (#46 Miller), 4. Dougie James (#29 James), 5. Chance Crum (#8 Crum), 6. Todd Hartman (#21 Harman). NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Dougie James, 2. Garrett Thomas, 3. Chase Goetz, 4. Hannah Lindquist, 5. Chance Crum, 6. Michael Vollbrecht, 7. Todd Hartman, 8. Lance Sargent, 9. Ariel Biggs, 10. Jeremy Miller, 11. Tristin Thomas, 12. Annika Johanson. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Goetz, Laps 19-25 James.

NEW HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET POINTS:1-Goetz-195, 2-James-180, 3-Crum-175, 4-Biggs-153, 5-Vollbrecht-143, 6-Miller-141, 7-T.Thomas-140, 8-Lindquist-110, 9-G.Thomas-108, 10-Hartman-89.

NEXT HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACES:June 6 - Deming, WA - Deming Speedway (SE)

June 7 - Alger, WA - Skagit Speedway (points)

 

 

HPD USAC MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

May 31, 2014 - Kalamazoo, Michigan - Kalamazoo Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Austin Nemire, 91, Nemire/Yager-13.361; 2. Blaine Leydig, 21, Leydig-13.417; 3. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-13.488; 4. Wil Raber, 3, Hocevar-13.59; 5. Adam Thomason, 74, Thomason-13.658; 6. Eric Lewis, 28, Lamb-13.691; 7. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-13.789; 8. Jacob Stickle, 14, Stickle-13.921.

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Austin Nemire, 2. Blaine Leydig, 3. Adam Thomason, 4. Wil Raber, 5. Eric Lewis, 6. Jacob Stickle, 7. Nolan Allison. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Nemire.

NEW HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Nemire-279, 2-Calvin Carroll-177, 3-Thomason-171, 4-Stickle-164, 5-Nikki Carroll-159, 6-Leydig-131, 7-Steve Myers-96, 8-Scott Hunter-69, 9-Tate Martz-63, 10-Tyler Corriher-61.

NEXT HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE:June 13 - Xenia, OH - Kil-Kare Raceway

NEXT HPD MIDWEST DIRT MIDGET RACE:June 11 - Gas City (IN) I-69 Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

May 31, 2014 - Sophia, North Carolina - Caraway Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Skyler Robinson, 1, Brown/Noffisinger-17.218; 2. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-17.285; 3. Fletcher Wulff, 4, Wulff-17.449; 4. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-17.532; 5. Matthew Lundstrom, 5, Lundstrom-17.632; 6. Nikki Carroll, 5, Carroll-17.803; 7. Wade Brown, 12, Brown/Noffsinger-18.524; 8. Dillon Silverman, 31, K & K-NT.

FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Scott Hunter, 2. Matthew Lundstrom, 3. Nikki Carroll, 4. Calvin Carroll, 5. Dillon Silverman, 6. Skyler Robinson, 7. Wade Brown, 8. Fletcher Wulff. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 C.Carroll, Lap 19 N.Carroll, Lap 20 Hunter.

NEW HPD EASTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Hunter-384, 2-C.Carroll-327, 3-Blaine Leydig-295, 4-Chris Lamb-294, 5-N.Carroll-269, 6-Tyler Corriher-255, 7-Jessica Bean-194, 8-Wulff-177, 9-Eric Lewis-112, 10-Jake Nelke-85.

NEXT HPD EASTERN MIDGET RACE:June 20 - Altamahaw, NC - Ace Speedway

 

 

 

8TH "EASTERN STORM" HITS PENNSYLVANIA & NEW JERSEY;

RW & PARTNERS POINT FUND ANNOUNCED, 5 TRACKS INVOLVED

The 8th "Eastern Storm" Presented by RW and Partners hits Pennsylvania and New Jersey June 3-8 as five tracks host the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars.

Thanks to the generous continuing "Eastern Storm" support of RW Motorsports of Lederach, Pa. and its participating partners, drivers will compete for point fund bonuses in addition to their earned prize winnings. The champion's bonus will be $750, with $500 targeted for the runner-up, $350 for third, $250 for fourth and $150 for fifth. Contributing vendors include Detweiler Hershey, Pecora Corporation, Pennoni Associates, Inc., Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Edwards M. Roberts, CPA & Associates, P.C. and Award Printing and Copy Center. These incentives are in addition to the $6,000-to-win prize for vict ory at each of the five events.

The series debuts on Tuesday night, June 3, with the "Jesse Hockett Classic" at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. Race two unfolds at Lincoln Speedway in New Oxford, Pa. Wednesday June 4 and Thursday night's June 5 race is at New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey. The series concludes with Saturday races June 7 at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway and a Sunday race June 8 at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa.

Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. is the defending "Eastern Storm" Champ (2012 and 2013) and sits third in the latest National standings, 34 behind leader Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. Second-ranking Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. is 29 behind the leader and is the only driver to repeat as a winner this season, scoring three wins, including the most recent "Tony Hulman Classic" at Terre Haute, Ind. May 21.

Levi Jones will not be competing as a driver but has a record six ""Eastern Storm" wins and three titles (2007, 2010 & 2011). Cole Whitt won three times on his way to the 2008 and 2009 championships and has moved on to NASCAR competition.

Clauson won the 2012 race at Grandview but Daron Clayton was the winner last year. Grandview, of the nine tracks which have hosted the "Eastern Storm" series, leads all others, hosting its seventh race during this year's campaign.

One driver still seeking his initial "Eastern Storm" victory is fourth-ranking Tracy Hines. He trails Bacon by 50 points, with 74 points available at each venue.

Drivers battling for USAC's AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car "rookie of the year" honors include Jarett Andretti and Shane Cockrum, who will be visiting all five tracks in their first "Eastern Storm" appearance.

Darland's Terre Haute win was his 50th in USAC Sprint Car competition, leaving him just two short of Tom Bigelow's all-time leading total of 52. Hines has 46 wins, which includes a win this year at Gas City, Ind. Bacon, Clauson, Justin Grant, Clayton and Hunter Schuerenberg have also tasted victory this year.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-526, 2-Dave Darland-497, 3-Bryan Clauson-492, 4-Tracy Hines-476, 5-Chase Stockon-468, 6-Jon Stanbrough-455, 7-Justin Grant-430, 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-402, 9-Chris Windom-366, 10-C.J. Leary-309.

 

 

USAC WEST COAST SPRINTS RETURN TO TULARE SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – MAY 28, 2014... This Saturday, May 31st, the popular USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will invade the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Promoted by Steve Faria, the seventh point race of the season will also feature the Honda USAC Western Midgets, winged Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars, and IMCA Modifieds. The front gates will open at 4:30pm and racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm.

Saturday’s race will be the fourth of five dates at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. Dennis Howell claimed his first checkered flags on March 14th and rain washed out the April 26th show. Ryan Bernal won the May 17th “Faria Memorial” and reclaimed the series lead with sixteen career victories. Since March 2010, nineteen USAC West Coast Sprint Car races have been held at Tulare and Bernal leads all drivers with five victories. In addition, Ryan holds the current 1-lap qualifying track record of 15.158 set on October 8, 2011.

Heading into the event, Markus Niemela of Rauma, Finland holds a thirty-eight point advantage over the competition. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Niemela scored third in the May 17th “Faria Memorial” after starting seventh. To date, last season’s USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, six top-10 finishes, and 12 feature laps led to his credit. Markus will be looking to extend his point lead and claim his first West Coast feature at Tulare.

Visalia’s Jace Vander Weerd is second in the USAC West Coast point chase. Racing the family owned #88 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Jace started twelfth in the “Faria Memorial” and charged to fifth. Currently, the 2010 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has one feature win, one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, seven top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led on the season. This Saturday, Vander Weerd will have his sights on claiming the $1,500 payday and scoring his sixth career West Coast main event win.

After finishing fourth at Tulare on May 17th, Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda has climbed to third in the standings. Driving his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell has one heat race victory, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards and five top-10 finishes on the year. The former USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year will be looking to earn his first West Coast victory on Saturday.

Ojai’s Troy Rutherford sits fourth in the chase for the championship. Piloting Steve Watt’s #81 JD Machine Tech / AAA Propane Maxim, Rutherford placed twelfth in the “Faria Memorial.” To date, the former VRA Champion has one feature win, one heat race victory, five top-10 finishes, and 13 feature laps led in 2014. At Tulare, Troy will have his sights on claiming his third career USAC West Coast triumph.

After taking second in Tulare’s May 17th feature, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton has risen to fifth in the point standings. Racing Junior Bowman’s #2 Buster & & Ziggy Enterprises / DeBoer & Sons Trucking Spike, Faria has two heat race victories, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, and four top-10 finishes on the season. The defending series champion will be looking to score his seventh career West Coast victory at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Currently twenty-first in points, Springville’s Garrett Long leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Terra Bella’s Trent Carter, Robert Nuckles of Hanford, and Hanford’s Connor Kassik are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Nic Faas, Austin Liggett, Richard Vander Weerd, Dennis Howell, “Shifter” Landon Hurst, Marty Hawkins, Ryan Bernal, Kevin Barnes, Jeff Sibley, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Davey Pombo, Matt Day, and more.

Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at the corner of Bardsley and K Streets. Reserved tickets are $15 and General Admission seats are $13. Advance tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the track office at 559.688.0909. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). ----------------------------------------------- USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Markus Niemela-355, 2. Jace Vander Weerd-317, 3. Matt Mitchell-300, 4. Troy Rutherford-289, 5. Danny Faria Jr.-283, 6. Nic Faas-281, 7. Austin Liggett-237, 8. Richard Vander Weerd-233, 9. Dennis Howell-230, 10. Landon Hurst-215, 11. Marty Hawkins-163, 12. Ryan Bernal-143, 13. Kevin Barnes-126, 14. Jeff Sibley-118, 15. Bud Kaeding-116, 16. Chris Ennis-112, 17. D.J. Johnson-98, 18. Michael Pickens-84, 19. Brody Roa-79, 20. Davey Pombo-72.

 

 

TULARE HOSTS HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGETS THIS SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – MAY 28, 2014... This Saturday, May 31st, the Honda USAC Western Midget Series will make their only appearance at Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway. Promoted by Steve Faria, the action packed card will also showcase the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, winged Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars, and IMCA Modifieds. The front gates will open at 4:30pm and racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm.

Saturday’s race will mark the fifth appearance of the Honda USAC Western Midgets at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. P.J. Jones claimed the inaugural victory on September 7, 1988 as Robby Flock, Sleepy Tripp, and Tracy Hines have also claimed feature wins at Tulare. Heading into the event, Bryan Clauson holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 15.628, set on November 13, 2010.

After scoring his first win at Bakersfield on May 3rd, Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma sits atop the dirt series and ranks second in the overall points. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham has one fast time award, one heat race victory, two top-10 finishes, and 12 feature laps led to his credit. Last season’s Rookie of the Year will be looking to extend his point lead with a victory at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Redding’s Alex Schutte ranks second in the dirt points and is the overall series point leader. Racing the Schutte/McElwee #28 Aircraft Electrical Components / Ontario West Spike, Schutte ran seventh in the Bakersfield main event. Heading to Tulare, the 2010 Champion has three top-10 finishes on the year and will have his sights on his third series win.

Ronnie Gardner of Norco has climbed to third in the dirt series and fifth in the overall points. Driving the Six8 Motorsports #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner ran second to Marcham in the Bakersfield feature. Entering Saturday’s race, the defending champion has one fast time award and two top-10 finishes in the campaign. Ronnie will be looking to move up the standings by earning his tenth series victory.

Orange’s Jarid Blondel sits fourth in the dirt points and ranks third in the overall standings. Piloting his #98 G&J Aircraft / Repair Service Edmunds, Blondel scored fourteenth at Bakersfield Speedway. As this writing goes to press, the young driver has two top-10 finishes and will have his sights on his first main event win at Tulare.

Johnathon Henry of Stockton ranks fifth in the dirt series and ninth in the overall point chase. Racing Chad Nichols’ #17 Team 17 Racing Spike, Henry placed third in the Bakersfield main event. In limited starts, the versatile driver has one heat race victory and one top-10 finish on the season. At press time, it is unknown if Johnathon will miss the Tulare show to compete elsewhere.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Sean Dodenhoff, Jake Swanson, Troy Rutherford, Steve Davis, Shannon McQueen, Tyler Dolacki, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Scott Pierovich, Ricky Shelton, Terry Nichols, and more.

SCHEDULE CHANGE: The September 27th race scheduled at Visalia’s Plaza Park Raceway has been cancelled. That date has been replaced with a show at Lemoore Raceway on July 26th. Please update your schedules.

Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at the corner of Bardsley and K Streets. Reserved tickets are $15 and General Admission seats are $13. Advance tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the track office at 559.688.0909. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Rugged Radios, and Western Performance Parts for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets).

This Saturday at Tulare, VanLare Steering Repair will award certificates for Fast Time, Heat Race Winners, plus 5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th in the main event. Their support is appreciated very much and you can get more information on their Sprint Car & Midget steering box and pump repair services by calling 707.481.8000.

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HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:

1. Trey Marcham-137 2. Alex Schutte-119, 3. Ronnie Gardner-107, 4. Jarid Blondel-80, 5. Johnathon Henry-62, 6. Sean Dodenhoff-60, 7. Jake Swanson-59, 8. Terry Goodwin-53, 9. Troy Rutherford-50, --. Steve Davis-50, 11. Chad Nichols-46, 12. Shannon McQueen-42, --. Tyler Dolacki-42, 14. Chris Ennis-41, 15. Scott Pierovich-39, 16. Ricky Shelton-31, --. Terry Nichols-31.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:

1. Alex Schutte-172, 2. Trey Marcham-137, 3. Jarid Blondel-130, 4. Chad Nichols-116, 5. Ronnie Gardner-107, 6. Jake Swanson-102, 7. Scott Pierovich-78, 8. Darin Snider-73, 9. Johnathon Henry-62, 10. Sean Dodenhoff-60, 11. Nick Chivello-58, 12. Terry Goodwin-53, 13. Steve Davis-50, --. Troy Rutherford-50, 15. Shannon McQueen-42, --. Tyler Dolacki-42, 17. Chris Ennis-41, 18. Ricky Shelton-31, --. Terry Nichols-31.

 

 

SWANSONS EYE 4TH STRAIGHT IN "GATEWAY 100" ON FLAG DAY JUNE 14

Flag Day, June 14, brings the USAC Silver Crown Championship Cars to Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis for a 100-mile race expected to be pivotal in the battle for the 2014 title. The weekend at Gateway also includes the NASCAR Camping World Track Series.

If past precedent is any indicator, the name Swanson might be emblazoned on the winner's trophy at the end of the day. So far this year a Swanson has won every race on the calendar.

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. is the series point leader after winning last Thursday night's "Hoosier Hundred" in Indianapolis, Ind. and the April 6 "Sumer Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. His brother, Tanner, won the May 17 USAC "Hall of Fame Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.

The last time a name dominated the series was when Jack Hewitt swept four straight races during the 1986 series.

Kody Swanson finished second in last year's thrilling finish at Gateway behind race winner Bobby Santos. Tanner has never competed at Gateway.

The June 14 appearance will be the series' seventh at the 1.25-mile paved oval in Madison, Ill., in the shadow of the famed Gateway Arch. Pat Abold won the 1997 opener, while J.J. Yeley won in 1998, Ryan Newman in 1999, Tracy Hines in 2000 and Dave Steele in 2001 before the series returned there last year.

Hines is the only driver to have started all six previous Gateway Silver Crown races, posting a victory, two seconds and a fifth.

The race continues a great tradition of USAC racing in the St. Louis area which includes 95 total races in various racing series dating back to 1960.

Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. established the track qualifying record of 144.778 mph last year, while Santos holds the 100-mile race record of 120.118 mph.

In addition to Windom, Illinois drivers A.J. Fike of Galesburg and Shane Cockrum of Benton are also expected to be in competition.

Once again, the name Swanson tops the chart, with Kody owning the ultimate series speed mark of 146.212 mph at Iowa Speedway in 2012 (discounting the generational pavement cars which raced in the late 2000s).

 

 

R.J. JOHNSON STORMS TO “3RD ANNUAL SALUTE TO INDY” WIN AT CSP

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – MAY 26, 2014... R.J. Johnson of Phoenix earned his second victory of the year by claiming Sunday’s “3rd Annual Salute To Indy” at Canyon Speedway Park. The $1,500 triumph was Johnson’s series leading 13th USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory over Josh Hodges, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, and Mike Colegrove.

Starting on the outside of the front row, R.J. Johnson powered Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman past polesitter Josh Hodges on lap eighteen. From there, the defending champion sailed to his third career “Salute To Indy” win and has taken over the series point lead. Earlier in the program, R.J. placed third in his heat race and entered the main event fifth in passing points. Johnson left CSP with a six point advantage on the strength of three heat race victories, one hard charger award, eleven top-10 finishes, and 57 feature laps led.

Tijeras, New Mexico’s Josh Hodges had one of his best finishes at Canyon with a second place run. Racing the family owned #74X Parts Plus / Mesilla Valley Transportation Maxim, Hodges took second in his heat race, ranked sixth overall in passing points, and led the first seventeen laps. In limited non-wing appearances, Josh has climbed to twentieth in points with one hard charger award, seven top-10 finishes and 24 feature laps led to his credit.

“The Kid” Tye Mihocko of Peoria charged to third in the “Salute To Indy” after starting twelfth. Piloting the family owned #5 RSS Industries / Old World Brewery RSS, Mihocko placed fifth in his heat race and was twelfth in the nightly passing points. The young driver has climbed to fifth in the standings with two heat race victories, one semi-main win, and six top-10 finishes on the year.

Yuma’s “The Magic Man” Mike Martin scored fourth at the checkered flags. Driving his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin won the night’s third 8-lap heat race and entered the feature ranked fourth in passing points. Currently eighth in points, the former “Hall of Fame Classic” winner has three heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, six top-10 finishes, and one feature lap led in 2014.

Mike Colegrove of Peoria claimed fifth in the 30-lap “Salute To Indy” finale. Racing his #17M Precision Tile / Performance Plus Ellis, Colegrove placed third in his heat race and earned second in passing points. Mike left Canyon Speedway Park ranked ninth in the standings with two heat race victories and four top-10 finishes on the season.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. won the night’s first heat race and was the high point driver entering the main event. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ 50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis started sixth in the feature and scored twenty-third after an early flip ended his night. The five-time state champion walked away uninjured and ranks third in points with two feature wins, eight heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 38 feature laps led.

Roseville, California’s Colby Copeland earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a seventh place run after starting seventeenth. Driving Ted Williams’ #74 Marks Bolts / M&J Trophies Maxim, Copeland was seventh in his heat race and ranked seventeenth overall in passing points. In limited starts, the versatile driver sits twenty-first in the standings with one feature win, three heat race victories, three top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led in the campaign.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria claimed victory in the program’s first heat race. Racing Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey ranked third in passing points and scored nineteenth after a flip ended his night. The former ASCA Champion left Canyon sitting second in the standings with two feature wins, two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twelve top-10 finishes, and 53 feature laps led.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will be back in action on Saturday, June 7th at Queen Creek's Arizona Speedway. The action packed showcase will also feature IMCA Modifieds, X-Mods, and Bombers. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 25, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Salute To Indy”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 7. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 8. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Dustin Cormany (#18 Deskins), 7. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 8. Lonnie Oliver (#7T Oliver). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 3. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 7. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. R.J. Johnson (2nd), 2. Josh Hodges (1st), 3. Tye Mihocko (12th), 4. Mike Martin (3rd), 5. Mike Colegrove (5th), 6. Michael Curtis (8th), 7. Colby Copeland (17th), 8. Andy Reinbold (17th), 9. Tom Ogle (15th), 10. Chris Bonneau (13th), 11. Mike Bonneau (18th), 12. Shon Deskins (9th), 13. Nick Aiuto (11th), 14. Dennis Giles (20th), 15. Brian Hosford (21st), 16. Dustin Cormany (19th), 17. Bruce St. James (14th), 18. Lonnie Oliver (23rd), 19. Josh Pelkey (4th), 20. Matt Rossi (10th), 21. Stevie Sussex (16th), 22. Mark Morin (22nd), 23. Charles Davis Jr. (6th). NT ---------------------------- **Charles Davis Jr., Matt Rossi, Josh Pelkey, Bruce St. James, and Lonnie Oliver flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Josh Hodges, Laps 18-30 R.J. Johnson. HARD CHARGER: Colby Copeland (17th to 7th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-411, 2. Josh Pelkey-405, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-395, 4. Shon Deskins-351, 5. Tye Mihocko-315, 6. Matt Rossi-295, 7. Andy Reinbold-291, 8. Mike Martin-282, 9. Mike Colegrove-267, 10. Nick Aiuto-253, 11. Bruce St. James-244, 12. Michael Curtis-244, 13. Brian Hosford-220, 14. Mike Bonneau-215, 15. Josh Shipley-207, 16. Stevie Sussex-197, 17. Chris Bonneau-191, 18. Tom Ogle-164, 19. Mark Morin-132, 20. Josh Hodges-110.

 

 

USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series

JOSH PELKEY WINS SATURDAY “SALUTE TO INDY” OPENER CANYON

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – MAY 26, 2014... Taking command from “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. on lap twenty-three, Josh Pelkey of Peoria claimed Saturday’s opening night of the “3rd Annual Salute To Indy.” The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph at Canyon Speedway Park was Pelkey’s second win of the season as he was followed by Stevie Sussex, R.J. Johnson, Colby Copeland, and Davis.

Starting sixth, Josh Pelkey was the night’s high point driver entering the 30-lap main event. Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey took second in his heat race before winning his third career USAC SouthWest main event. The former ASCA Champion left Canyon with one heat race victory, two hard charger awards, twelve top-10 finishes, and 53 feature laps led to his credit.

Stevie Sussex of Tempe ran second in the seventh point race of the campaign. Starting on the pole position, the pilot of the #1DM D&M Motorsports / The Surprise Shop entry claimed second in his heat race and ranked sixth in passing points. Entering the “Salute To Indy” finale, Sussex has one hard charger award and five top-10 finishes on the year.

Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson scored third in Canyon Speedway Park’s 30-lap main event. Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson won his third 8-lap heat race and was third in passing points. Heading to Sunday’s race, the defending SouthWest champion has one feature win, ten top-10 finishes, and 44 feature laps led in 2014.

Colby Copeland of Roseville, California returned to SouthWest action and placed fourth at Canyon. Driving Ted Williams’ #74 Marks Bolts / M&J Trophies Maxim, Copeland was third in his heat race and ranked second in passing points. In limited starts, the versatile driver has one feature win, three heat race victories, two top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the season.

After leading the first twenty-two laps, Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. took fifth in the Saturday night main event. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis won his seventh heat race and was fifth in the night’s passing points. The five-time state champion left CSP with two feature wins, ten top-10 finishes, and 38 feature laps led.

Josh Hodges of Tijeras, New Mexico earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a sixth place run after starting seventeenth. Racing the family owned #74X Parts Plus / Mesilla Valley Transportation Maxim, Hodges took sixth in his heat race and ranked sixteenth in passing points. In limited SouthWest action, the young driver has six top-10 finishes and 7 feature laps led in 2014.

Yuma’s “The Magic Man” Mike Martin won the program’s first 8-lap heat race. Driving his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin ranked fourth in passing points before scoring sixteenth in the main event. The former “Hall of Fame Classic” winner has two heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, five top-10 finishes, and one feature lap led on the year.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 24, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Salute To Indy”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 6. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 7. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Steve Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 3. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 6. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 7. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 8. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 4. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Matt Lundy (#99 Lundy). NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Mark Morin (#28 Morin).

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Josh Pelkey (6th), 2. Stevie Sussex (1st), 3. R.J. Johnson (4th), 4. Colby Copeland (5th), 5. Charles Davis Jr. (2nd), 6. Tye Mihocko (8th), 7. Josh Hodges (16th), 8. Bruce St. James (10th), 9. Michael Curtis (17th), 10. Matt Rossi (15th), 11. Andy Reinbold (14th), 12. Matt Lundy (19th), 13. Nick Aiuto (11th), 14. Chris Bonneau (13th), 15. Mark Morin (23rd), 16. Mike Martin (3rd), 17. Shon Deskins (9th), 18. Mike Colegrove (12th), 19. Mike Bonneau (22nd), 20. Brian Hosford (20th), 22. Dennis Giles (7th), 22. Tom Ogle (18th), 23. Josh Shipley (21st). NT ---------------------------- **Shipley flipped during first heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-22 Charles Davis Jr., Laps 23-30 Josh Pelkey. HARD CHARGER: Josh Hodges (16th to 7th)

 

 

DAMION GARDNER STAYS HOT AT PERRIS “SALUTE TO INDY”

By Lance Jennings

PERRIS, CA – MAY 26, 2014... Concord’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner continued his winning ways last Saturday by claiming his third “Salute To Indy” at Perris Auto Speedway. Earning an additional $500 from AMA Plastics, the $3,500 triumph was Gardner’s series leading 51st Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car victory and his fifth win over the last six events. Fast qualifier Mike Spencer, Cody Williams, Ryan Bernal, and Brody Roa followed the point leader to the checkered flags.

Officially taking the lead from Spencer on lap seventeen, Gardner looked to run away from the field. After a late spin by Corey Ballard erased the advantage, the second running Spencer was poised for a three lap dash. Sticking close to Damion on the restart, the veteran drivers raced side by side for the top spot. Looking for his first win of the campaign, Spencer’s hopes were dashed in the south turns as the five-time champion bicycled his machine off the cushion. Mike saved his mount, but the bobble gave Gardner some needed breathing room. Coming for the checkered flags, “The Demon” avoided disaster after bouncing his ride off the turn four cushion to claim his third “Memorial Day Classic.”

Racing Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Damion Gardner qualified second out of the twenty-one cars in attendance and won the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” left Perris with an 88-point advantage with five feature wins, two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, five heat race victories, and 99 feature laps led to his credit.

Mike Spencer of Temecula gave a valiant effort but had to settle for second in the “Salute To Indy.” Piloting Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer raced around “The Demon” and polesitter Ronnie Gardner to grab the lead on lap seven. Earlier in the program, the 2012 Oval Nationals Champion earned his third Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and placed second in his heat race. Currently third in points, Mike has two heat race victories, four top-10 finishes, and 21 feature laps led.

Corona’s “The Cadillac” Cody Williams raced to third in the 40-lap feature after starting seventh. Driving Jack Jory’s #44 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams was fifth quick in time trials and scored fifth in his heat race. Sitting seventh in the point chase, “The Cadillac” has one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, three top-10 finishes, and 3 feature laps led on the season.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister charged to fourth in the “Salute To Indy” from thirteenth. Racing Bob Ferro’s #91X SC Grafix / RC Performance Ellis, Bernal qualified thirteenth overall and took fifth in his heat race. In limited starts with USAC/CRA, the defending USAC Western Classic Sprint Champion has two top-10 finishes on the year.

Huntington Beach’s Brody Roa placed fifth in the Perris main event after starting eighth. Piloting the BR Performance #91 HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa was eighth fast in time trials and took third in his heat race. The young driver is currently fourth in the standings with one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and four top-10 finishes in 2014.

Cal Smith of Phelan earned the night’s Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with an eleventh place finish after starting twenty-first. Driving his Cal-Sun Racing #39 Straight Time Stirrups / Darien Racing Stinger, Smith qualified twenty-first and claimed sixth in his heat race. Running on a limited budget, the veteran driver is a regular competitor at Perris Auto Speedway.

Huntington Beach’s Nic Faas raced to victory in the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas was fourth fast in time trials and scored twenty-first in the main event after an early exit. The 2008 Rookie of the Year is currently second in points with two heat race victories and five top-10 finishes on the season.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda won the program’s Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. Piloting his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell qualified sixth overall and placed nineteenth in the feature after an early exit. The hard charging driver sits fifth in the standings with three top-10 finishes and three feature laps led in 2014.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will return to action on Saturday, June 14th, at Perris Auto Speedway. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, more event information can be found at www.perrisautospeedway.com or calling (951) 940-0134. To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ----------------------------------------------- AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS: May 24, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Salute To Indy”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.535; 2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.537; 3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.738; 4. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.752; 5. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.758; 6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.804; 7. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner- 16.804; 8. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.812; 9. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.881; 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.884; 11. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.988; 12. Rickie Gaunt, 9, McDonald-17.144; 13. Ryan Bernal, 91X, Ferro-17.259; 14. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.321; 15. Austin Smith, 36, Springstead-17.482; 16. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.518; 17. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.620; 18. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-17.638; 19. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.713; 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.866; 21. Cal Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.896.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Nic Faas, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Ronnie Gardner, 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Logan Williams, 7. Corey Ballard. 2:52.21

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. A.J. Bender, 3. Brody Roa, 4. Jace Vander Weerd, 5. Cody Williams, 6. Tony Everhart, 7. Chris Gansen. 2:49.99

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Matt Mitchell, 2. Jake Swanson, 3. Austin Williams, 4. Jesse Denome, 5. Austin Smith, 6. Cal Smith, 7. Rickie Gaunt. 2:52.63

FEATURE: (40 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Damion Gardner (5th), 2. Mike Spencer (6th), 3. Cody Williams (7th), 4. Ryan Bernal (13th), 5. Brody Roa (8th), 6. Richard Vander Weerd (10th), 7. A.J. Bender (14th), 8. Logan Williams (16th), 9. Jesse Denome (18th), 10. Corey Ballard (19th), 11. Cal Smith (21st), 12. Chris Gansen (20th), 13. Austin Smith (15th), 14. Ronnie Gardner (1st), 15. Austin Williams (4th), 16. Jace Vander Weerd (11th), 17. Rickie Gaunt (12th), 18. Tony Everhart (17th), 19. Matt Mitchell (2nd), 20. Jake Swanson (9th), 21. Nic Faas (3rd). NT --------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Ronnie Gardner, Laps 7-16 Mike Spencer, Laps 17-40 Damion Gardner KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Cal Smith (21st to 11th)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1-Damion Gardner-427, 2-Nic Faas-339, 3-Mike Spencer-301, 4-Brody Roa-246, 5-Matt Mitchell-238, 6-Jake Swanson-228, 7-Cody Williams-217, 8-Richard VanderWeerd-207, 9-Cory Kruseman-206, 10-Austin Williams-176.

 

 

HPDs RACE SATURDAY AT ELMA, KALAMAZOO & SOPHIA;

HUNTER, GOETZ GRAB HPD MIDGET VICTORIES

The USAC HPD Washington, Midwest and Eastern series all see action this week, with Saturday races at Elma, Wash., Kalamazoo, Mich. and Sophia, N.C.

Chase Goetz leads the Washington series back to Grays Harbor Raceway, while Austin Nemire leads the Midwest Pavement series to Kalamazoo Speedway and Scott Hunter leads the Eastern contingent to Caraway Speedway.

Chase Goetz of Snohomish, Wash. won Saturday night's 25-lap USAC Washington HPD Midget race at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma. The series point leader passed Chance Crum on lap eight and led the rest of the way to beat Crum, Dougie James, Tristin Thomas and Ariel Biggs.

Washington race awards were distributed to Crum (Elma Lanes Pill Pick), Johanson (Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame Fast Time), Goetz (SpeedMart Hard Charger), Tristin Thomas (HJOES Racing Move of the Night), Hartman (Highline Performance Random Pick) and James (K & N Sportsman).

Scott Hunter of Milford, Mich. won Friday night's 50-lap USAC HPD Midget feature at the Indianapolis Speedrome. He led all 50 laps in his Brown & Miller Racing Beast/Focus. Blaine Leydig finished second ahead of Midwest Pavement HPD leader Austin Nemire, Tyler Corriher and Jessica Bean.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Austin Nemire-213, 2-Calvin Carroll-177, 3-Nikki Carroll-159, 4-Jacob Stickle-119, 5-Adam Thomason-115, 6-Steve Myers-96, 7-Scott Hunter-69, 8-Blaine Leydig-69, 9-Tate Martz-63, 10-Tyler Corriher-61.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-131, 2-Chance Crum-121, 3-Dougie James-113, 4-Ariel Biggs-110, 5-Tristin Thomas-103, 6-Jeremy Miller-101, 7-Michael Vollbrecht-90, 8-Hannah Lindquist-51, 9-Todd Hartman-44, 10-Garrett Thomas-42.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-319, 2-Blaine Leydig-295, 3-Chris Lamb-294, 4-Calvin Carroll-273, 5-Tyler Corriher-255, 6-Nikki Carroll-214, 7-Jessica Bean-194, 8-Fletcher Wulf-134, 9-Eric Lewis-112, 10-Jake Nelke-85.

 

 

WEST COAST SPRINTS AT TULARE SATURDAY

Markus Niemela continues his pursuit of his first USAC driving title this Saturday when the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars convene at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Joining the Sprint cars will be USAC's Honda Western Midgets on the one-third mile dirt oval.

Niemela has a 38-point lead over Jace Vander Weerd in the latest point tally. Niemela continues to seek his first 2014 USAC race win.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. won the most recent USAC West Coast Sprints, at Watsonville and Tulare, while Jace Vander Weerd won at Hanford in March. Dennis Howell, ninth in the current points, was the March 14 winner at Tulare.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-355, 2-Jace Vander Weerd-317, 3-Matt Mitchell-300, 4-Troy Rutherford-289, 5-Danny Faria Jr.-283, 6-Nic Faas-281, 7-Austin Liggett-237, 8-Richard Vander Weerd-233, 9-Dennis Howell-230, 10-Landon Hurst-215.

 

 

PIERSON LEADS DMA MIDGETS BACK TO BEAR RIDGE SATURDAY

Adam Pierson sits 29 points ahead of Anthony Nocella in the current USAC DMA Midget standings entering this Saturday night's race program at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt.

Pierson won the point-rich series opener and was second on May 17. Nocella has a fifth and fourth in this year's two races so far. Scott Holcomb, the May 17 winner, is currently fifth in the standings.

Pierson and Holcomb are challenging Joe Krawiec for the all-time lead in terms of DMA victories. Krawiec has seven, while Pierson now has six and Holcomb five.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-196, 2-Anthony Nocella-167, 3-Josh Sunn-162, 4-Joe Krawiec-158, 5-Scott Holcomb-157, 6-Adam Whitney-135, 7-Jeff Champagne-134, 8-Timothy Gallant-132, 9-Scott Viets-119, 10-Ray Miller-117.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGETS AT THUNDERBOWL SATURDAY

Trey Marcham and Alex Schutte respectively lead the Honda USAC Western Midgets to this Saturday night's race at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Marcham has an 18-point lead over Schutte in the Western Dirt Midget points, while Schutte has a 35-point lead over Marcham in the overall Western Midget points.

Saturday's race will be the first in four years for USAC Midgets at the track which has become a staple for the Sprint cars. Tracy Hines won the 2010 race.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings: 1-Trey Marcham-137 2-Alex Schutte-119, 3-Ronnie Gardner-107, 4-Jarid Blondel-80, 5-Johnathon Henry-62, 6-Sean Dodenhoff-60, 7-Jake Swanson-59, 8-Terry Goodwin-53, 9-Troy Rutherford-50, 10-Steve Davis-50.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Alex Schutte-172, 2-Trey Marcham-137, 3-Jarid Blondel-130, 4-Chad Nichols-116, 5-Ronnie Gardner-107, 6-Jake Swanson-102, 7-Scott Pierovich-78, 8-Darin Snider-73, 9-Johnathon Henry-62, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-60.

 

 

PAVEMENT MIDGETS RETURN TO INDY JULY 24;

HINES DOMINATES "NIGHT BEFORE THE 500" AT LOR

The USAC Pavement Midgets resume action July 24 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. The race will be held in conjunction with the J.D. Byrider 100 USAC Silver Crown Championship race that night at LOR.

Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. has assumed the lead position in the standings of the series after winning Saturday night's 69th Visit Hendricks County "Night Before the 500" Classic at LOR.

Hines started on the pole in his Parker Machinery/Turbines, Inc. Spike/Stanton Toyota and trailed Kyle O'Gara for the first three laps before the moving to the front, where he remained for the final 47 laps around the .686-mile paved oval.

O'Gara finished second in the race ahead of Derek Bischak, Nick Hamilton and Michael Fanelli.

2014 Honda USAC Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Tracy Hines-66, 2-Kyle O'Gara-61, 3-Derek Bischak-56, 4-Nick Hamilton-52, 5-Michael Fanelli-48, 6-Jake Swanson-47, 7-Bret Sanderson-45, 8-Austin Prock-42, 9-Bryan Nuckles-36, 10-Kevin Studley-33.

 

 

CRA SPRINTS RETURN TO PERRIS JUNE 14;

"SALUTE TO INDY" IS GARDNER'S 29TH

Flag Day is June 14 and that's the night the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars resume action, with a program at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Damion Gardner's flag flew proudly last Saturday night at the PAS as he annexed the "Salute to Indy" 40-lap feature at the half-mile dirt oval.

Gardner, of Concord, Calif., posted his 29th USAC/CRA Sprint win at Perris in his Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike, leading the last 24 laps to beat Mike Spencer, Cody Williams, Ryan Bernal and Brody Roa. Ronnie Gardner led the first six laps before Spencer led the next 10.

Gardner's point lead now stand at 88 over runner-up Nic Faas, who finished 21st Saturday.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-427, 2-Nic Faas-339, 3-Mike Spencer-301, 4-Brody Roa-246, 5-Matt Mitchell-238, 6-Jake Swanson-228, 7-Cody Williams-217, 8-Richard VanderWeerd-207, 9-Cory Kruseman-206, 10-Austin Williams-176,

 

 

QUEEN CREEK NEXT FOR SOUTHWEST SPRINTS;

PELKEY, JOHNSON SPLIT "SALUTE TO INDY" SPOTLIGHT AT CANYON

Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. hosts the next stop for the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars, a June 7 race at the one-third mile dirt track in suburban Phoenix.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. will lead the series to Queen Creek after polishing off the field in Sunday night's "Salute to Indy" closer at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

Johnson has a 10-point lead in the standings over Josh Pelkey of Peoria, who captured Saturday night's main event at Canyon

Pelkey wheeled the Robbie and Gale Allen ABC Body Shop NAPA Maxim and caught Charles Davis Jr. on lap 23. He paced the final eight circuits to beat Stevie Sussex, Johnson, Colby Copeland and Davis.

Johnson piloted Bill Michaels' Piggly's at the Fair entry to victory in Sunday night's "Salute to Indy" closer at Canyon. Johnson led the final 13 laps after passing Josh Hodges on lap 18. Hodges took second ahead of Tye Mihocko, Mike Martin and Mike Colegrove. Five drivers flipped during the 30-lap feature.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-405, 2-Josh Pelkey-395, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-387, 4-Shon Deskins-351, 5-Matt Rossi-295, 6-Tye Mihocko-295, 7-Andrew Reinbold-291, 8-Mike Martin-276, 9-Michael Colegrove-262, 10-Nick Aiuto-251.

 

 

GATEWAY NEXT FOR SILVER CROWN;

SWANSONS 3-FOR-3 AS KODY TAKES "HOOSIER HUNDRED"

Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. hosts round four of the 2014 USAC Silver Crown Championship Series June 14 and if past precedent is any indicator a driver named Swanson will probably end up in victory lane.

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. claimed his second win of the young season Thursday night at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, winning the prestigious "Hoosier Hundred" on the mile dirt oval. He earlier won the series opening race at Terre Haute, Ind. April 6, while brother Tanner claimed the May 17 USAC "Hall of Fame Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.

Thursday's victory in the DePalma Motorsports Radio Hospital Maxim/Hampshire leaves Kody holding a 12-point lead in the new standings over runner-up Tracy Hines, the pole winner at the "Hoosier Hundred" and third-place finisher.

Defending series champion Bobby East took second Thursday after leading the first 77 laps of the race. Swanson led the final 23 laps after wresting the lead from East on lap 78.

Thursday's race was halted on lap 30 when John Hunt flipped in turn three. He escaped injury.

The June 14 Gateway race is held in conjunction with the track's NASCAR Camping World Truck race and it marks the seventh appearance of USAC's Silver Crown cars at the Illinois oval. Bobby Santos won last year's race there, while previous Gateway winners include Dave Steele in 2001, Hines in 2000, Ryan Newman in 1999, J.J. Yeley in 1998 and Pat Abold in 1997.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-180, 2-Tracy Hines-168, 3-Bobby East-147, 4-Chris Windom-120, 5-A.J. Fike-108, 6-Jerry Coons Jr.-105, 7-Zach Daum-93, 8-Shane Cockrum-93, 9-Jacob Wilson-87, 10-Christopher Bell-81.

 

 

EASTERN STORM DEBUTS JUNE 3 AT GRANDVIEW;

44TH "TONY HULMAN CLASSIC" GIVES DARLAND #50

USAC's AMSOIL National Sprint Cars are idle this week, awaiting their anticipated return to the East Coast for the June 3-8 "Eastern Storm," a five-race swing which debuts June 3 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.

Dave Darland, currently 29 points behind series point lead Brady Bacon, earned a historic 50th series victory last Wednesday night in the prestigious "Tony Hulman Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. The win, in the Phillips Motorsports Racers Advantage Store/Frank Daigh DRC/Foxco Chevy leaves him just two shy of Tom Bigelow's all-time record USAC National Sprint Car win total of 52.

Darland caught early leader Kevin Thomas Jr. on lap 22 and led the final nine laps for the win, beating Thomas, Bacon, Jon Stanbrough and Chase Stockon to the checkered flag.

Darland's victory was especially significant since it made him the first driver in USAC history to win a "traditional" event 21 years apart! His first USAC win came in the 1993 running of the "Tony Hulman Classic."

Bacon was the ProSource Fast Qualifier and continues to lead the standings going into the upcoming Eastern Storm.

Races in the Eastern Storm include the June 3 race at Bechtelsville, June 4 at New Oxford, Pa., June 5 at New Egypt, N.J., June 7 at Port Royal, Pa. and June 8 at Newberrytown, Pa'

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-526, 2-Dave Darland-497, 3-Bryan Clauson-492, 4-Tracy Hines-476, 5-Chase Stockon-468, 6-Jon Stanbrough-455, 7-Justin Grant-430, 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-402, 9-Chris Windom-366, 10-C.J. Leary-309.

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

 May 25, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - "Salute to Indy"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 7. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 8. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Dustin Cormany (#18 Deskins), 7. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 8. Lonnie Oliver (#7T Oliver). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 3. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 7. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Josh Hodges, 3. Tye Mihocko, 4. Mike Martin, 5. Mike Colegrove, 6. Michael Curtis, 7. Colby Copeland, 8. Andy Reinbold, 9. Tom Ogle, 10. Chris Bonneau, 11. Mike Bonneau, 12. Shon Deskins, 13. Nick Aiuto, 14. Dennis Giles, 15. Brian Hosford, 16. Dustin Cormany, 17. Bruce St. James, 18. Lonnie Oliver, 19. Josh Pelkey, 20. Matt Rossi, 21. Stevie Sussex, 22. Mark Morin, 23. Charles Davis Jr. NT

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**Davis, Rossi, Pelkey, St. James, and Oliver flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Hodges, Laps 18-30 Johnson.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-405, 2-Pelkey-395, 3-Davis-387, 4-Deskins-351, 5-Rossi-295, 6-Mihocko-295, 7-Reinbold-291, 8-Martin-276, 9-Colegrove-262, 10-Aiuto-251.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES: June 7 - Queen Creek, AZ - Arizona Speedway

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

May 25, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Salute To Indy”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 7. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 8. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 4. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Dustin Cormany (#18 Deskins), 7. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 8. Lonnie Oliver (#7T Oliver). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 3. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 5. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 6. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 7. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Josh Hodges, 3. Tye Mihocko, 4. Mike Martin, 5. Mike Colegrove, 6. Michael Curtis, 7. Colby Copeland, 8. Andy Reinbold, 9. Tom Ogle, 10. Chris Bonneau, 11. Mike Bonneau, 12. Shon Deskins, 13. Nick Aiuto, 14. Dennis Giles, 15. Brian Hosford, 16. Dustin Cormany, 17. Bruce St. James, 18. Lonnie Oliver, 19. Josh Pelkey, 20. Matt Rossi, 21. Stevie Sussex, 22. Mark Morin, 23. Charles Davis Jr. NT

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**Davis, Rossi, Pelkey, St. James, and Oliver flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Hodges, Laps 18-30 Johnson.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: June 7 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

May 24, 2014 - Alger, Washington - Skagit Speedway

HEAT #1: (8 laps) 1. Ariel Biggs (#2 DeBakker), 2. Chance Crum (#8 Crum), 3. Hannah Lindquist (#3H Lindquist), 4. Todd Hartman (#21 Hartman), 5. Annika Johanson (#27 Johanson). NT

HEAT #2: (8 laps) 1. Chase Goetz (#91 Goetz), 2. Dougie James (#29 James), 3. Tristin Thomas (#9T Stewart), 4. Jeremy Miller (#46 Miller), 5. Michael Vollbrecht (#4 Vollbrecht). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: (8 laps) 1. Garrett Thomas (#14 Thomas),

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Chase Goetz, 2. Chance Crum, 3. Dougie James, 4. Tristin Thomas, 5. Ariel Biggs, 6. Hannah Lindquist, 7. Jeremy Miller, 8. Todd Hartman, 9. Michael Vollbrecht, 10. Annika Johanson. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Crum, Laps 8-25 Goetz.

NEW USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET POINTS: 1-Goetz-131, 2-Crum-121, 3-James-113, 4-Biggs-110, 5-T.Thomas-103, 6-Miller-101, 7-Vollbrecht-90, 8-Lindquist-51, 9-Hartman-44, 10-G.Thomas-42.

NEXT USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:May 31 - Elma, WA - Grays Harbor Raceway

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

May 24, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Salute To Indy”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 6. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 7. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Steve Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 3. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 6. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 7. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 8. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 4. Nick Auito (#27 Auito), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Matt Lundy (#99 Lundy). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey, 2. Stevie Sussex, 3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Colby Copeland, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Tye Mihocko, 7. Josh Hodges, 8. Bruce St. James, 9. Michael Curtis, 10. Matt Rossi, 11. Andy Reinbold, 12. Matt Lundy, 13. Nick Aiuto, 14. Chris Bonneau, 15. Mark Morin (#28 Morin), 16. Mike Martin, 17. Shon Deskins, 18. Mike Colegrove, 19. Mike Bonneau, 20. Brian Hosford, 22. Dennis Giles, 22. Tom Ogle, 23. Josh Shipley. NT

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**Shipley flipped during first heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-22 Davis, Laps 23-30 Pelkey.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: May 25 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Salute To Indy”

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

May 24, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Salute To Indy”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.535; 2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.537; 3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.738; 4. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.752; 5. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.758; 6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.804; 7. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner- 16.804; 8. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.812; 9. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.881; 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.884; 11. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.988; 12. Rickie Gaunt, 9, McDonald-17.144; 13. Ryan Bernal, 91X, Ferro-17.259; 14. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.321; 15. Austin Smith, 36, Springstead-17.482; 16. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.518; 17. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.620; 18. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-17.638; 19. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.713; 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.866; 21. Cal Smith , 39, Cal-Sun-17.896.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faas, 2. Spencer, 3. R.Gardner, 4. R.Vander Weerd, 5. Bernal, 6. L.Williams, 7. Ballard. 2:52.21

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. D.Gardner, 2. Bender, 3. Roa, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. C.Williams, 6. Everhart, 7. Gansen. 2:49.99

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. Swanson, 3. A.Williams, 4. Denome, 5. A.Smith, 6. C.Smith, 7. Gaunt. 2:52.63

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Cody Williams, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Brody Roa, 6. Richard Vander Weerd, 7. A.J. Bender, 8. Logan Williams, 9. Jesse Denome, 10. Corey Ballard, 11. Cal Smith, 12. Chris Gansen, 13. Austin Smith, 14. Ronnie Gardner, 15. Austin Williams, 16. Jace Vander Weerd, 17. Rickie Gaunt, 18. Tony Everhart, 19. Matt Mitchell, 20. Jake Swanson, 21. Nic Faas. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 R.Gardner, Laps 7-16 Spencer, Laps 17-40 D. Gardner

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: June 14 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway

 

 

HONDA USAC PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

May 24, 2014 - Brownsburg, Indiana - Lucas Oil Raceway @ Indianapolis - 69th Annual Visit Hendricks County "Night Before the 500"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-21.127; 2. Kody Swanson, 3, RFMS-21.211; 3. Kyle O'Gara, 27, RW/Curb-Agajanian-21.595;4. Austin Prock, 41, Prock-21.818; 5. Derek Bischak, 31, Bischak-22.076; 6. Nick Hamilton, 32, Hamilton-22.242; 7. Bryan Nuckles, 59, Nuckles-22.253; 8. Bret Sanderson, 66, Sanderson-22.442; 9. Michael Fanelli, 38, McGerigle-22.885; 10. KevinStudley, 57, Studley-22.923; 11. Mario Clouser, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-NT.

FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Kyle O'Gara, 3. Derek Bischak, 4. Nick Hamilton, 5. Michael Fanelli, 6. Bret Sanderson, 7. Kody Swanson, 8. Austin Prock, 9. Bryan Nuckles, 10. Kevin Studley. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 O'Gara, Laps 4-50 Hines.

NEW HONDA USAC PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS: 1-Hines-24, 2-O,Gara-61, 3-Bischak-56, 4-Hamilton-52, 5-Fanelli-48, 6-Swanson-47, 7-Sanderson-45, 8-Prock-42, 9-Nuckles-36, 10-Studley-33.

NEXT HONDA USAC PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: July 24 - Brownsburg, IN - Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

 

 

HPD USAC MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

May 23, 2014 - Indianapolis, Indiana - Indianapolis Speedrome

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Adam Thomason, 74, Thomason-12.400; 2. Blaine Leydig, 21, Leydig-12.501; 3. Tyler Corriher, 12x, Brown/Noffinger-12.520; 4. Austin Nemire, 91, Nemire/Yager-12.523; 5. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown-12.546; 6. Jessica Bean, 6, Lamb-12.620; 7. Nikki Carroll, 5, Carroll-12.745; 8. Jack Cross, 17, Griffith-12.803; 9. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-12.835; 10. Kent Kriegbaum, 12, Kriegbaum-12.983.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. N.Carroll, 2. Hunter, 3. Corriher, 4. C.Carroll, 5. Thomason. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Nemire, 2. Leydig, 3. Bean, 4. Kriegbaum, 5. Cross. NT

FEATURE: (50 Laps) 1. Scott Hunter, 2. Blaine Leydig, 3. Austin Nemire, 4. Tyler Corriher, 5. Jessica Bean. 6. Calvin Carroll, 7. Kent Kriegbaum, 8. Adam Thomason, 9. Nikki Carroll, 10. Jack Cross. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-50 Hunter.

NEW HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Nemire-213, 2-C.Carroll-177, 3-N.Carroll-159, 4-Jacob Stickle-119, 5-Thomason-115, 6-Steve Myers-96, 7-Hunter-69, 8-Leydig-69, 9-Tate Martx-63, 10-Corriher-61.

NEXT HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE:May 31 - Kalamazoo (NI) Speedway

 

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Presented by TRAXXAS) RACE RESULTS:

May 22, 2014 - Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana State Fairgrounds - "Hoosier Hundred"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-36.266; 2. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-36.759; 3. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-37.028; 4. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-37.048; 5. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-37.112; 6. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-37.181; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 56, Foxco-37.233; 8. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-37.316; 9. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-37.471; 10. Chris Urish, 77, Urish-37.689; 11. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-37.693; 12. Zach Daum, 5, Daum-37.705; 13. Christopher Bell, 21, Team SixR-37.817; 14. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-37.909; 15. Jarett Andretti, 14, McQuinn-38.070; 16. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-38.092; 17. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-38.114; 18. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-38.352; 19. Dakota Jackson, 33, Jackson-38.582; 20. John Hunt, 91, Hunt-38.721; 21. Andrew Felker, 30, King-38.757; 22. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-38.863; 23. Randy Bateman, 55, Bateman-39.141; 24. Joe Liguori, 99, RPM/Gormly-39.338; 25. Jake Simmons, 31, Simmons-40.238; 26. Taylor Ferns, 35, Ferns-NT.

FEATURE: (100 laps) 1. Kody Swanson, 2. Bobby East, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Chris Windom, 6. Zach Daum, 7. Aaron Pierce, 8. Chris Urish, 9. A.J. Fike, 10. Christopher Bell, 11. Joe Liguori, 12. Shane Cockrum, 13. Davey Ray, 14. Jon Stanbrough, 15. Dave Darland, 16. Jarett Andretti, 17. Randy Bateman, 18. Jacob Wilson, 19. Patrick Lawson, 20. Jake Simmons, 21. Russ Gamester, 22. John Hunt, 23. Caleb Armstrong, 24. Andrew Felker, 25. Dakota Jackson. NT

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**Hunt flipped on lap 30.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-77 East. Laps 78-100 Swanson.

NEW SILVER CROWN SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1-Swanson-180, 2-Hines-168, 3-East-147, 4-Windom-120, 5-Fike-108, 6-Coons-105, 7-Daum-93, 8-Cockrum-93, 9-Wilson-87, 10-Bell-81.

NEXT SILVER CROWN RACE: June 14 - Madison, IL - Gateway Motorsports Park

 

 

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS:

May 21, 2014 – Terre Haute, Indiana – Terre Haute Action Track – “Tony Hulman Classic”

QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-19.225; 2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-19.462; 3. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-19.481; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-19.522; 5. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-19.589; 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 11x, Walker-19.606; 7. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-19.685; 8. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-19.718; 9. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-19.787; 10. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-19.791; 11. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-19.800; 12. Carson Short, 21, Short-19.817; 13. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-19.891; 14. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-19.936; 15. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-19.962; 16. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-20.057; 17. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-20.204; 18. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-20.220; 19. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-20.242; 20. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-20.291; 21. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-20.352; 22. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-NT; 23. Mitch Wissmiller, 1, Wissmiller-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Bacon, 3. Coons, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Leary, 6. Ballou, 7. Farney. 2:42.44

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Cottle, 2. Windom, 3. Stockon, 4. Grant, 5. Darland, 6. Mattox, 7. Gurley, 8. Wissmiller. 2:43.91

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Clauson, 3. Clayton, 4. Short, 5. Thomas, 6. Smith, 7. Andretti. 2:43.61

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Robert Ballou, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Bryan Clauson, 11. C.J. Leary, 12. Daron Clayton, 13. Hunter Schuerenberg, 14. Shane Cockrum, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Aaron Farney, 17. Carson Short, 18. Chris Gurley, 19. Brandon Mattox, 20. Justin Grant, 21. Mitch Wissmiller, 22. Mark Smith, 23. Jerry Coons Jr. NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-21 Thomas, Laps 22-30 Darland.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-526, 2-Darland-497, 3-Clauson-492, 4-Hines-476, 5-Stockon-468, 6-Stanbrough-455, 7-Grant-430, 8-Schuerenberg-402, 9-Windom-366, 10-Leary-309.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 3 – Bechtelsville, PA – Grandview Speedway – “Eastern Storm”

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST “SALUTE TO INDY” DOUBLE ON TAP AT CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – MAY 21, 2014... This Saturday and Sunday, the popular USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will return to Peoria’s Canyon Speedway Park for the “3rd Annual Salute To Indy.” Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, the action packed card will also feature Mini Sprints, Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, AMA Mod Lites, and the North vs. South Shootout Dwarf Cars. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm on both nights.

While fairly new to the Canyon Speedway Park, the "Salute To Indy" race has been an Arizona tradition going back to the legendary Manzanita Speedway. In 1991, Ricky Johnson won the first of his record three Memorial Day Classics that was later tied by “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., and “The Shermanator” Jeremy Sherman. Last season, R.J. Johnson joined “Bullet” Bob Ream Jr. as a two-time winner of the event as Mike Boat, Marty Miller, Josh Pelkey, Eric Wilkins, Casey Shuman, and Colby Copeland have added the “Salute To Indy” to their resume.

Since January 2013, the fast 1/3-mile oval has hosted twenty-two USAC SouthWest races and R.J. Johnson leads all drivers with six victories. Bryan Clauson (5), “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland (3), and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. (3) have earned multiple wins. Brady Bacon, Colby Copeland, Mike Spencer, Richard Vander Weerd, and Josh Pelkey have also stood atop the podium at CSP. Pelkey claimed the season opener on March 29th and Davis won the “Canyon Clash” on April 26th.

After winning the non-stop “Mother’s Day Race” at Queen Creek on May 10th, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye has taken over the point lead. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis holds a five-point advantage with two feature wins, six heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led to his credit. “Chargin” Charles will be looking to extend his point lead and sweep the “Salute To Indy” weekend.

Peoria’s Josh Pelkey is second in the SouthWest point standings. Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey raced to third at Arizona Speedway after starting eighth. Entering the sixth point race, the former ASCA Champion has one feature win, one heat race victory, two hard charger awards, eleven top-10 finishes, and 45 feature laps led in 2014. Josh will have his sights on regaining the point lead with a “Salute To Indy” victory.

Shon Deskins of Phoenix ranks third in the championship points. Racing his #20 Performance Plus / Spike Chassis machine, Deskins placed sixth in the Queen Creek main event. Heading to Canyon, the Prescott Valley winner has two heat race victories and eight top-10 finishes on the season. This weekend, Shon will be looking to add the “Salute To Indy” trophy to his collection.

Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson sits fourth in the USAC SouthWest point chase. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson scored fourth at Arizona Speedway after starting sixth. To date, the defending series champion has one feature win, two heat race victories, one hard charger award, nine top-10 finishes, and 44 feature laps led on the year. At Canyon, R.J. will have his sights on tying his father’s record of three “Salute To Indy” triumphs.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix is currently fifth in the point standings. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi charged to fifth from eleventh in the non-stop “Mother’s Day Race.” With one heat race victory, one hard charger award, and four top-10 finishes in the campaign, Matt will be looking for his second career USAC SouthWest feature win.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Andy Reinbold, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Josh Shipley, Nick Aiuto, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Mike Colegrove, Brian Hosford, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Mike Bonneau, Michael Curtis, Chris Bonneau, Stevie Sussex, Tom Ogle, Mark Morin, Tom Lee, Colby Copeland, and more.

Canyon Speedway Park is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway in Peoria, Arizona. To get to the track, take Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. For both days, Adult Tickets are $15 with $2 discounts available for Seniors, Military, and Students. Kids Tickets (7-12) are $6 and Children (6 and under) are FREE. VIP passes are available for $20 and advance tickets are on sale now. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.7223 (RACE).

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). ----------------------------------------------- CANYON SALUTE TO INDY WINNERS: 2012-Colby Copeland, 2013-R.J. Johnson.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Charles Davis Jr.-310, 2. Josh Pelkey-305, 3. Shon Deskins-292, 4. R.J. Johnson-277, 5. Matt Rossi-241, 6. Andy Reinbold-210, 7. Tye Mihocko-207, 8. Josh Shipley-192, 9. Nick Aiuto-188, --. Mike Martin-188, 11. Mike Colegrove-187, 12. Brian Hosford-180, 13. Bruce St. James-175, 14. Mike Bonneau-165, 15. Michael Curtis-153, 16. Chris Bonneau-123, 17. Stevie Sussex-116, 18. Tom Ogle-108, 19. Mark Morin-94, 20. Tom Lee-79.

 

 

USAC/CRA 40-LAP “SALUTE TO INDY” AT PERRIS THIS SATURDAY

by Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – MAY 21, 2014... This Saturday, May 24th, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will battle at Perris Auto Speedway for the annual “Salute To Indy.” “The Power of Purple Night” benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society will also showcase the PAS Senior Sprint Cars, PAS Young Gun Sprint Cars, and the California Lightning Sprints. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm and racing at "America's Premier Dirt Track" will start at 7:00pm.

The annual "Salute To Indy" has been a Southern California tradition going back to 1948 when Dempsey Wilson claimed the checkered flags with the California Racing Association. When Perris Auto Speedway opened their doors in 1996, the Riverside County oval kept the tradition alive and current NASCAR competitor J.J. Yeley scored the victory. Since then, some of the brightest stars in sprint car racing have added the prestigious race to their resume. Last year's winner Matt Mitchell joined “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, “The Demon” Damion Gardner, “The Bullet” Blake Miller, and Mike Kirby as two-time winners of the Memorial Day Classic. Saturday’s event will be capped off with a 40-lap feature with $3,000 going to the winning driver.

Heading into the sixth point race, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord holds a thirty-nine point advantage over the competition. On May 10th at Ventura, the pilot of Mark Alexander's #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike continued his winning ways by earning his fourth win of the campaign. The defending champion has recorded two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, four heat race victories, and 75 feature laps led to his credit. “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” will be looking to extend his point lead and earn his series leading 51st win at the “Salute To Indy.”

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach is second in USAC/CRA point standings. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas took second in Ventura’s “All Coast Challenge / Tribute to Jim Thomson.” Entering the event, the former USAC Western Midget Champion has one heat race victory and five top-10 finishes on the season. This Saturday, Nic will have his sights on claiming the $3,000 payday and earning his 11th career USAC/CRA feature win.

Temecula’s Mike Spencer ranks third in the championship points. The driver of Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim missed Ventura to spend time with his newborn baby daughter. To date, the five-time champion has two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, three top-10 finishes, and 11 feature laps led. Spencer won the “Salute To Indy” in 2012 and will be looking to claim his 35th career USAC/CRA victory at Perris.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda sits fourth in the USAC/CRA point chase. Piloting his #37 MPD Racing / A.R.T. Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell scored twenty-first at Ventura after an early exit. Heading to Perris, the former USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year has three top-10 finishes and three feature laps led on the year. Matt won his second “Salute To Indy” last May and the veteran driver will have his sights on his sixth USAC/CRA triumph on Saturday.

After scoring third at Ventura, Anaheim’s Jake Swanson has climbed to fifth in the standings. Racing Tom and Laurie Sertich’s #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror / Circle Track Performance Victory, Swanson also earned the first Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award of his career. After five races, the 2012 Rookie of the Year has four top-10 finishes on the season. Jake will be looking to claim his first USAC/CRA victory at the annual “Salute To Indy.”

Currently tenth in points, Gary Taylor of Snohomish, Washington leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Yorba Linda’s Logan Williams, Cody Swanson of Norco, and Verdemont Heights’ Chris Gansen are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Brody Roa, Richard Vander Weerd, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, Austin Williams, “Super” Rickie Gaunt, Ronnie Gardner, Jace Vander Weerd, A.J. Bender, Seth Wilson, Verne Sweeney, Ryan Bernal, David Bezio, Kenny Perkins, and more.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California. Adult tickets are $25, Senior tickets (65 & older) are $20, Active Military, Students (13-18), and Kids tickets (6-12) are $5. Children’s tickets (5 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. For more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com. ----------------------------------------------- PERRIS "SALUTE TO INDY" WINNERS: 1996-J.J. Yeley; 1997-Cory Kruseman; 1998-Mike Kirby; 1999-Troy Rutherford; 2000-Richard Griffin; 2001-Mike Kirby; 2002-Mike Kirby; 2003-Damion Gardner; 2004-Damion Gardner; 2005-Cory Kruseman; 2006-Tony Jones; 2007-Blake Miller; 2008-RAIN; 2009-Blake Miller; 2010-David Cardey; 2011-Matt Mitchell; 2012-Mike Spencer; 2013-Matt Mitchell.

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-354, 2. Nic Faas-315, 3. Mike Spencer-228, 4. Matt Mitchell-216, 5. Jake Swanson-208, 6. Cory Kruseman-206, 7. Brody Roa-192, 8. Richard Vander Weerd-157. --. Cody Williams-157, 10. Gary Taylor-143, --. Austin Williams-143, 12. Logan Williams-123, 13. R.J. Johnson-108, 14. Rickie Gaunt-101, 15. Cody Swanson-99, 16. Greg Alexander-91, 17. Ronnie Gardner-90, 18. Josh Pelkey-79, 19. A.J. Bender-76, --. Jace Vander Weerd-76.

 

 

RYAN BERNAL WINS “CHRIS & BRIAN FARIA MEMORIAL” AT TULARE

By Lance Jennings

TULARE, CA – MAY 18, 2014... Inheriting the lead after Nic Faas had a flat tire on lap 23, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal swept the “Chris and Brian Faria Memorial” at Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway. With the $1,500 victory, Bernal claimed both USAC West Coast / Western Classic Sprint Car features at Watsonville and Tulare. “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., point leader Markus Niemela, Matt Mitchell, and Jace Vander Weerd rounded out the top-five drivers.

Racing Mike Phulps’ #56 Core Power / Metal Works Maxim, Ryan Bernal scored his series leading sixteenth West Coast feature win and set a new USAC Western Classic (WCRS) track record at Tulare. The defending Western Classic Champion swept the program, earning his first Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and also winning the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. The WCRS point leader ranks twelfth in the West Coast point chase with two feature wins, five top-10 finishes and 40 feature laps led in the campaign.

Tipton’s “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. finishes a close second to Bernal at Thunderbowl Raceway. Piloting Junior Bowman’s #2 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / DeBoer & Sons Trucking Spike, Faria qualified third overall out of the twenty-eight cars in attendance and placed second in his heat race. The defending series champion has climbed to fifth in the standings with two heat race victories, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, and four top-10 finishes on the year.

Markus Niemela of Rauma, Finland has a strong run with a third place showing after starting seventh. Driving Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Niemela was fourth quick in time trials, scored fifth in his heat race, and claimed second in the semi-main. The point leader left Tulare with a 38-point advantage on the strength of two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, six top-10 finishes and 12 feature laps led.

Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell scored fourth in the “Faria Memorial” after starting eighth. Racing his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell qualified fifth, took fifth in his heat race, and won the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main. The former USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year sits third in points with one heat race victory, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, and five top-10 finishes on the season.

Jace Vander Weerd of Visalia charged to fifth in the Tulare main event from the twelfth spot. Piloting the family owned #88 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Jace was twelfth fast in time trials and placed fourth in his heat race. The former USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year is currently second in points with one feature win, one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, seven top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led in 2014.

Stockton’s D.J. Johnson earned his first Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with an eighth place run from twentieth. Driving the family owned #33 Unique Breeds / Proplant Farm Services Eagle, Johnson qualified twentieth overall and took second in his heat race. Last season’s USAC Western Classic Rookie of the Year ranks seventeenth in West Coast standings with two top-10 finishes in the campaign.

Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd won the night’s 10-lap Deist Safety Heat Race #2. Racing the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard was second quick in time trials and scored fifteenth in the main event. The 2011 Champion left Tulare eighth in points with one feature win, five heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, five top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led.

Bud Kaeding of Campbell raced to victory in the Saldana Racing Products / Weld Racing Heat Race #3. Piloting Junior Bowman’s #29 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Maxim, the 2012 Champion qualified seventh and led the first twenty-one laps before a flat tire dashed his feature winning drive. Bud was able to restart at the back and charged to a tenth place finish at the checkered flags. In limited appearances, Kaeding sits fifteenth in points with two top-10 finishes on the season.

Rancho Palos Verdes’ Dennis Howell scored the 10-lap Pyrotect Racing Cells Heat Race #4 victory. Driving the family owned #62 San Pedro Auto Body / Howell-Meyer Racing Maxim, Dennis was sixteenth fast in time trials and placed thirteenth in the “Faria Memorial.” At press time, Howell is ninth in the point chase with one feature win, two heat race victories, three top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led.

On Saturday, May 31st, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will return to the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. Located on the Tulare County Fairgrounds, the showcase will also feature the USAC Western Midgets, IMCA Modifieds, and Racesaver Wing Sprints. For more information, visit www.tularethunderbowl.com or call 559.688.0909.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). ----------------------------------------------- USAC WEST COAST & WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 17, 2014 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway – “Chris & Brian Faria Memorial”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.543; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.550; 3. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.670; 4. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-15.678; 5. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.733; 6. Kyle Hirst, 51T, Roth-15.15.755; 7. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.792; 8. Nic Faas, 73X, Ford-15.954; 9. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.976; 10. Colby Copeland, 74, Williams-15.16.094; 11. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.145; 12. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.182; 13. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-16.229; 14. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-16.236; 15. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-16.236; 16. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.270; 17. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.321; 18. T.J. Smith, 87, Van Meter-16.382; 19. Michael Faccinto, 81S, Watt-16.391; 20. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-16.541; 21. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-16.697; 22. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.735; 23. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.851; 24. Johnny White, 51, Carlile-16.892; 25. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.900; 26. Garrett Long, 38, Long-17.082; 27. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.233; 28. Jeff Bothelo, 14X, Bothelo-19.042.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (10 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Austin Stone, 3. Austin Liggett, 4. Troy Rutherford, 5. Matt Mitchell, 6. Chris Ennis, 7. Garrett Long. NT

DEIST SAFETY HEAT RACE 2: (10 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Kyle Hirst, 3. Colby Copeland, 4. T.J. Smith, 5. Marty Hawkins, 6. Matt Day, 7. Kevin Barnes. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / WELD RACING HEAT RACE 3: (10 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding, 2. Danny Faria Jr., 3. Landon Hurst, 4. Michael Faccinto, 5. Scott Hall, 6. Johnny White, 7. Jeff Sibley. NT

PYROTECT RACING CELLS HEAT RACE 4: (10 laps) 1. Dennis Howell, 2. D.J. Johnson, 3. Nic Faas, 4. Jace Vander Weerd, 5. Markus Niemela, 6. Trent Carter, 7. Jeff Bothelo. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Matt Mitchell, 2. Markus Niemela, 3. Scott Hall, 4. Marty Hawkins, 5. Jeff Sibley, 6. Chris Ennis, 7. Day, 8. Johnny White, 9. Kevin Barnes, 10. Trent Carter. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ryan Bernal (6th), 2. Danny Faria Jr. (4th), 3. Markus Niemela (7th), 4. Matt Mitchell (8th), 5. Jace Vander Weerd (12th), 6. Marty Hawkins (14th), 7. Austin Liggett (9th), 8. D.J. Johnson (20th), 9. Austin Stone (21st), 10. Bud Kaeding (2nd), 11. Chris Ennis (17th), 12. Troy Rutherford (13th), 13. Dennis Howell (16th), 14. Kyle Hirst (3rd), 15. Richard Vander Weerd (5th), 16. Nic Faas (1st), 17. Scott Hall (15th), 18. T.J. Smith (18th), 19. Jeff Sibley (22nd), 20. Landon Hurst (11th), 21. Michael Faccinto (19th), 22. Colby Copeland (10th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-21 Bud Kaeding, Laps 22-23 Nic Faas, Laps 24-30 Ryan Bernal. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: D.J. Johnson (20th to 8th)

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Markus Niemela-355, 2. Jace Vander Weerd-317, 3. Matt Mitchell-300, 4. Troy Rutherford-289, 5. Danny Faria Jr.-283, 6. Nic Faas-281, 7. Austin Liggett-237, 8. Richard Vander Weerd-233, 9. Dennis Howell-230, 10. Landon Hurst-215, 11. Marty Hawkins-163, 12. Ryan Bernal-143, 13. Kevin Barnes-126, 14. Jeff Sibley-118, 15. Bud Kaeding-116, 16. Chris Ennis-112, 17. D.J. Johnson-98, 18. Michael Pickens-84, 19. Brody Roa-79, 20. Davey Pombo-72.

USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Ryan Bernal-268, 2. Matt Mitchell-202, 3. Nic Faas-201, 4. Jace Vander Weerd-186, 5. Richard Vander Weerd-180, 6. D.J. Johnson-173, 7. Marty Hawkins-165, 8. Landon Hurst-147, 9. Geoff Ensign-130, 10. Markus Niemela-128, 11. Trevor Schmid-118, 12. Scott Hall-116, 13. Austin Liggett-107, 14. Danny Faria Jr.-98, 15. Terry Schank Jr.-84, 16. Dennis Howell-82, 17. Troy Rutherford-77, 18. Bud Kaeding-58, 19. Jeff Sibley-51, 20. Austin Stone-43.

 

 

USAC DIRT "DOUBLE" KICKS OFF INDY 500 WEEKEND

INDIANAPOLIS - Two of the nation's most prestigious dirt-track races offer a USAC doubleheader to kick off the Indianapolis 500 weekend when the Tony Hulman Classic for sprint cars and the Hoosier 100 for Silver Crown cars compete on back-to-back nights.

The two-day swing starts with the 44th running of the Tony Hulman Classic on Wednesday at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. One of America's most revered short track races, Tony Hulman Classic is an AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car spectacular that continues a tradition begun in 1971 at the half-mile oval. One night later, the legendary Hoosier Hundred continues the action in Indianapolis. One of America's most prestigious dirt-track motorsports events, the 100-lap Hoosier Hundred for USAC Silver Crown cars will race for the 61st time while bringing wheel-to-wheel action to pull the crowd to its feet at the Indiana State Fairground's one-mile dirt track.

In addition to the USAC racing, UMP modifieds will race in Terre Haute and Indianapolis. NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace will compete in the modified division in Terre Haute.

George Snider won the Hulman Classic debut more than four decades ago, and Jerry Coons Jr. is the defending champion. In between, there have been memories to last a lifetime. In addition to Coons, former race winners expected to compete Wednesday will be 2011 winner Chris Windom, Jon Stanbrough (2002, 2007), Daron Clayton (2006), Tracy Hines (2001) and Dave Darland (1993).

Coons is one of nine drivers with more than one victory in the race and, like Stanbrough, hopes to join Levi Jones (2005-08-09) and Cary Faas (1992-94-98) as the only three-time winners. Coons could also become only the third driver to win the race back-to-back. Steve Butler won in 1987 and 1988 and Jones did it in 2008-09. Brady Bacon, seeking his initial Tony Hulman Classic win, leads the 2014 standings by seven points over Bryan Clauson, also seeking his first Hulman trophy. Darland stands third in the points, 21 behind Clauson.

Darland, who is chasing Tom Bigelow's all-time record USAC Sprint Car feature record of 52, has the most Hulman starts with 20. He has 49 career series wins, while Hines, also chasing the all-time win record, has 46. Darland is also the only driver to win more than one race so far in 2014. Seven different drivers have won in the first eight races of this year.

Then comes the Hoosier 100 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds one-mile track. Race promoter Bob Sargent, who also organizes Silver Crown races at Terre Haute, Ind., plus Springfield, Ill., and DuQuoin, Ill., made the switch to the Thursday event last season from the traditional Friday race because of a change in schedule at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Thursday running of the Hoosier Hundred allows the race to become the grand opening of the nation's best auto racing weekend by reducing conflicts with events surrounding the Indianapolis 500.

By running the Hoosier Hundred on Thursday, fans now may enjoy the dirt track race before heading to Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway the following day. Also, this will allow Track Enterprises to work closely with the local race tracks in the area by not running on the same night.

The Hoosier Hundred dates back to 1953 and began as a September event. It moved to May and had been a Friday fixture for many years. This year, it's part of the 11-race USAC Silver Crown Championship Series, which began in April and ends in October.

Last season, Levi Jones won the Hoosier Hundred to end the three-peat hopes of Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. Coons aimed to become the third driver to win three in a row. Al Unser won four straight from 1970-1973 and Jimmy Bryan won from 1954-1956.

Over the years, the Hoosier Hundred has served as the perfect complement to the Indy 500, and the race still reminds long-time Indy 500 fans of the country's racing roots on dirt tracks. Seven winners of the Hoosier Hundred have also won the Indy 500, led by A.J. Foyt, who won the Hoosier Hundred six times and the Indy 500 four times. Thus, the historic one-mile dirt oval at the fairgrounds complex is known as the Track of Champions.

The Hoosier Lottery Grandstand opens at 3 p.m. on May 22 for the Hoosier Hundred with practice at 5 p.m., qualifying at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. UMP modifieds will also race. To purchase tickets, please call 217.764.3200. For more information, go to www.trackenterprises.com.

 

 

DMA MIDGETS TARGET MAY 31 AT BRADFORD;

HOLCOMB WINS LAST-LAP THRILLER AT BEAR RIDGE

Adam Pierson will lead the USAC DMA Midgets back to Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. as the series continues its 2014 slate. He finished second to Scott Holcomb in last Saturday night's 25-lap feature and has a 29-point lead over Anthony Nocella in the latest standings.

Holcomb, of North Granby, Conn., took the lead on the final lap of Saturday's 25-lap race and held on to beat Pierson, Dean Christensen, Nocella and Josh Sunn.

Mike Chaffee appeared to be headed for victory until his engine expired as he took the white flag.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-196, 2-Anthony Nocella-167, 3-Josh Sunn-162, 4-Joe Krawiec-158, 5-Scott Holcomb-157, 6-Adam Whitney-135, 7-Jeff Champagne-134, 8-Timothy Gallant-132, 9-Scott Viets-119, 10-Ray Miller-117.

 

 

WEST COAST SPRINTS AT TULARE MAY 31;

BERNAL SWEEPS WATSONVILLE & TULARE WEST COAST SPRINTS

The USAC West Coast Sprint cars resume May 31 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. and Finnish driver Markus Niemela continues to lead the standings, 38 points ahead of Jace Vander Weerd. Niemela scored second and third-place finishes in last weekend's races, while Vander Weerd was fifth and seventh.

Defending USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Champion Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. won the Friday and Saturday night 30-lappers at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. (Fri) and Thunderbowl Raceway (Sat.). He passed Austin Liggett on lap 14 at Watsonville and led the rest of the way in Mike Phulps' Core Power/Metal Works ART/S&S. West Coast Sprint Car point leader Markus Niemela took second ahead of Liggett, Nic Faas and D.J. Johnson. Troy Rutherford led the first 10 laps before yielding to Liggett.

Bernal passed Nic Faas on lap 24 at Tulare Saturday and led the rest of the way to beat Danny Faria Jr., Niemela, Matt Mitchell and Jace Vander Weerd. Bud Kaeding led the first 21 laps and Faas led two. Bernal now has a 66-point Western Classic point lead as the two races awarded points toward both the West Coast and Western Classic titles.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-355, 2-Jace Vander Weerd-317, 3-Matt Mitchell-300, 4-Troy Rutherford-289, 5-Danny Faria Jr.-283, 6-Nic Faas-281, 7-Austin Liggett-237, 8-Richard Vander Weerd-233, 9-Dennis Howell-230, 10-Landon Hurst-215.

2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings: 1-Ryan Bernal-268, 2-Matt Mitchell-202, 3-Nic Faas-201, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-186, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-180, 6-D.J. Johnson-173, 7-Marty Hawkins-165, 8-Landon Hurst-147, 9-Geoff Ensign-130, 10-Markus Niemela-128.

 

 

GRAYS HARBOR, SPEEDROME HOST HPD MIDGETS;

GOETZ, ASH, ELLIOTT ALL WIN; RAIN TAKES GAS CITY

Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. and the Indianapolis Speedrome host USAC HPD Midget races this week. Chase Goetz leads the Washington series to Grays Harbor and Austin Nemire sits atop the Midwest Pavement points entering the Speedrome race.

Defending USAC Washington HPD Midget Champion Goetz, of Snohomish, Wash., won Saturday night's series opener at Grays Harbor Raceway. He caught Chance Crum on lap eight and led the rest of the way to win the 25-lapper over Crum, Jeremy Miller, Elma Lanes Pill Pick Award Winner Dougie James and Ariel Biggs. Michael Vollbrecht won the Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame Fast Time Award, Goetz won the Speedmart Hard Charger Award, Crum won the K & N Sportsman Award, and James won the Joe's Racing Move of the Night Award.

Dustin Ash of Las Vegas, Nev. scored his second consecutive USAC Western HPD Pavement Midget victory at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring Saturday night, leading the final 24 laps after passing Jeff Kelley on lap 7. Fast qualifier Jake Swanson took second ahead of Kelley, Christine Breckenridge and Western point leader Shawn Buckley.

Cory Elliott of Bakersfield, Calif. is the early leader in the 2014 USAC HPD Western Dirt Midget standings after winning Friday night's 25-lap race at Plaza Park Raceway. Elliott originally finished second but was declared the race winner after the car driven by Michael Faccinto was disqualified for failing post-race technical inspection. Randi Pankratz led the first 23 laps and Elliott the last two for the win. Pankratz finished second ahead of Ashley Hazelton, Marvin Mitchell and Jesse James Burks.

Friday night's race at the revamped Indianapolis Speedrome contiues to add to that track's claim as USAC's most active ever, closing on its historic 500th USAC race. The races is the first for USAC at the Indianapolis oval since 2011.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Austin Nemire-148, 2-Calvin Carroll-127, 3=Jacob Stickle-119, 4-Nikki Carroll-115, 5-Steve Myers-96, 6-Adam Thomason-66, 7-Tate Martz-63.

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Cory Elliott-74, 2-Randi Pankratz-69, 3-Ashley Hazelton-64, 4-Marvin Mitchell-59, 5-Jesse James Burks-54, 6-Dahne Lynn McKay-1.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-478, 2-Toni Breidinger-338, 3-Joel Raybourne-265, 4-Christine Breckenridge-258, 5-Annie Breidinger-228, 6-Dylan Nobile-218, 7-Jeff Kelley-198, 8-Ashley Hazelton-197, 9-Cody Jessop-197, 10-Tom Patterson-157.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-63, 2-Chance Crum-57, 3-Jeremy Miller-54, 4-Ariel Biggs-54, 5-Dougie James-52, 6-Michael Vollbrecht-50, 7-Tristin Thomas-46, 8-Garrett Thomas-41.

 

 

CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK'S SOUTHWEST "SALUTE TO INDY" THIS WEEKEND

Four drivers are separated by just 33 points entering this weekend's "Salute to Indy" USAC Southwest Sprint races Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. Races are slated both Saturday and Sunday night at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

Charles Davis Jr. sits five points ahead of Josh Pelkey, with Shon Deskins 18 behind the lead and R.J. Johnson 33 back.

Five series points races have been held so far this year and all five were won by the four point leaders. Davis has two wins. While Pelkey, Deskins and Johnson have one each.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Charles Davis Jr.-310, 2-Josh Pelkey-305, 3-Shon Deskins-292, 4-R.J. Johnson-277, 5-Matt Rossi-241, 6-Andy Reinbold-210, 7-Josh Shipley-192, 8-Mike Martin-188, 9-Mke Colegrove-187, 10-Tye Mihocko-187.

 

 

"NIGHT BEFORE THE 500" SATURDAY AT LUCAS OIL RACEWAY

Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. appears to be the overwhelming favorite for victory this Saturday night in the 69th Visit Hendricks County "Night Before the 500" Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind.

Hines has more than a dozen USAC victories at the oval and that's more than anyone in history. Included is a victory in the 2012 "Night Before the 500."

Saturday's race opens the 2014 USAC Pavement Midget championship and is part of an event which also includes the Pro Mazda and USF2000 series.

This event has long been a focal point of the open wheel community dating back to 1946. Past winners include A.J. Foyt, Johnny Parsons, Mel Kenyon, Jeff Gordon, and Kasey Kahne.

"The longevity of this event transcends generations, making the Visit Hendricks County Night Before the 500 among the most important and prestigious of all USAC Midget races," said Randy Simpson, General Manager of Lucas Oil Raceway. "Coupled with Pro Mazda and USF2000 competition, race fans will enjoy a thrilling night of open wheel action at one of the most exciting short tracks in all of oval racing."

 

 

USAC/CRA SPRINT "SALUTE TO INDY" SATURDAT AT PERRIS

Saturday night's "Salute to Indy" at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway is the fourth AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race at the half-mile dirt track this year.

Series point leader Damion Gardner has a 39-point lead over Nic Faas and Gardner has won two of this year's races at the PAS. Faas won at Perris last November.

Mike Spencer, third in the latest series standings, trails Gardner by three wins in the all-time Perris USAC/CRA winners' list.

A 40-lap feature is on tap and the evening will be "Power of Purple Night and The Drive to $100,000," benefiting the City of Perris Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. The first 200 race fans receive a FREE gift from the American Cancer Society

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-354, 2-Nic Faas-315, 3-Mike Spencer-228, 4-Matt Mitchell-216, 5-Jake Swanson-208, 6-Cory Kruseman-206, 7-Brody Roa-192, 8-Richard Vander Weerd-157. 9-Cody Williams-157, 10-Gary Taylor-143.

 

 

"HOOSIER HUNDRED" THURSDAY IN INDIANAPOLIS;

VIRTUOSO PERFORMANCE FOR TANNER SWANSON IN HoF 100

Once again, USAC's Silver Crown Championship Series will try to crown a 100th different feature winner when the tradition-rich "Hoosier Hundred" unfolds Thursday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

There have been 99 different winners since the series debuted in 1971 and Tanner Swanson's victory in last Saturday night's USAC "Hall of Fame Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis did nothing to change that total.

Swanson, of Kingsburg, Calif., stunned the Lucas Oil Raceway attendees Saturday night with one of the most spectacular USAC Silver Crown performances of all time, leading all 100 laps of the USAC "Hall of Fame Classic" in his Bowman Racing Banjo Corporation Beast/Chevy.

In the closing laps his bid to complete lapping every car in the field was thwarted by a yellow flag, as his brother Kody Swanson, who started dead last after failing to post a qualifying time, held off Tanner to save the night and on the lap 99 restart he actually made an attempt to overhaul Tanner, but to no avail. The win was Tanner's second straight win at LOR, leading the final 86 laps of last July's 100-lapper there. It also marked the second time that brothers had finished 1-2 in a USAC Silver Crown race. The two Swansons turned the trick in 2010 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich.

David Byrne, who ran second much of the race, took third at the checkered flag, with Tracy Hines fourth and Bobby Santos fifth. Kody's finish enabled him to retain the series point lead by nine over Hines going into this Thursday night's "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Saturday's race was slowed by only two cautions, the first when Caleb Armstrong lost a wheel in turn three on lap 15 and the last when Jarett Andretti's car stalled on the front stretch on lap 95.

Saturday's festivities included the annual USAC "Hall of Fame" inductions, which saluted Rollie Beale, George Bignotti, Don Branson, Larry Dickson, Gus Hoffman, Jud Larson, Norm Nelson, Eddie Sachs, Don Smith, Bob Stroud, Rodger Ward and Bob Wente.

Thursday's 100-mile race at the Indiana State Fairgrounds continues a tradition started in 1953.

Former race winners expected to compete Thursday include three-time winner Dave Darland and two-time winner Jerry Coons Jr.

Kody Swanson enters the race with a nine-point lead over Tracy Hines in the series standings. Defending series champion Bobby East is third in points and none the three have ever won the Hoosier Hundred.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-120, 2-Tracy Hines-111, 3-Bobby East-87, 4-Chris Windom-72, 5-A.J. Fike-72, 6-Jacob Wilson-70, 7-Tanner Swanson-66, 8-Shane Cockrum-64, 9-John Hunt-59, 10-Jerry Coons Jr.-54.

 

 

BACON LEADS SPRINTS TO TERRE HAUTE WEDNESDAY

The Hoffman Auto Racing family, whose patriarch Gus Hoffman was inducted into the USAC Hall of Fame Saturday, will be seeking its third "Tony Hulman Classic" victory Wednesday when the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars visit the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

It's the 44th running of the historic race and series point leader Brady Bacon will be the driver seeking Dynamics, Ind.'s third win. Rich Vogler won it in 1989 and Jerry Coons Jr. in 2010.

Dynamics, Inc. leads all USAC Sprint car owners in terms of career feature wins, with Bacon recording their 83rd win in February in Ocala, Fla. The team history of victory dates back to Jim Hemmings' victory at Salem, Ind. in 1961.

Wednesday night's race finds Bacon holding a seven-point lead over Bryan Clauson, who will also seek his first "Tony Hulman Classic" victory. Dave Darland, the 1993 winner, is currently third in the standings.

Bacon should be among pre-race favorites, due to the fact that he finished second behind Coons in last year's 30-lapper.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-459; 2-Bryan Clauson-452; 3-Dave Darland-431; 4-Tracy Hines-425; 5-Justin Grant-412; 6-Chase Stockon-409; 7-Jon Stanbrough-396; 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-367; 9-Chris Windom-314; 10-C.J. Leary-274.

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

May 17, 2014 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Sunn (#76), 2. Adam Pierson (#76M), 3. Anthony Nocella (#14), 4. Joe Krawiec (#6), 5. Jeff Champagne (#77), 6. Dylan Rock (#49), 7. Lauryn Burd (#21). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Scott Viets (#2), 2. Ray Miller (#1w), 3. Mike Chaffee (#18c), 4. Scott Holcomb (#47), 5. Tim Gallant (#33), 6. Tim Hodge (#5), 7. Adam Whitney (#12). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dean Christensen (#9), 2. Jamie Spalding (#93), 3. Jeff Horn (#1r), 4. Denny Zimmerman (#4), 5. Stan Otterman (#78) 6. Alex Rose (#11r), 7. Amanda Habel (#09), 8. Vince Lucca (#11v).

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Scott Holcomb, 2. Adam Pierson, 3. Dean Christensen, 4. Anthony Nocella, 5. Josh Sunn, 6. Tim Hodge, 7. Tim Gallant, 8. Joe Krawiec, 9. Ray Miller, 10. Adam Whitney, 11. Alex Rose, 12. Lauryn Burd, 13. Stan Otterman, 14. Mike Chaffee, 15. Scott Viets, 16. Dylan Rock, 17. Jeff Horn, 18. Vince Lucca, 19. Amanda Habel, 20. Denny Zimmerman, 21. Jamie Spalding. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 Horn, Laps 12-24 Chaffee, Lap 25 Holcomb.

NEW USAC DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Pierson-196, 2-Nocella-167, 3-Sunn-162, 4-Krawiec-158, 5-Holcomb-157, 6-Whitney-135, 7-Champagne-134, 8-Gallant-132, 9-Viets-119, 10-Miller-117.

NEXT USAC DMA MIDGET RACE: May 31 - Bradford, VT - Bear Ridge Speedway

 

 

USAC WEST COAST & WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

 May 17, 2014 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.543; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.550; 3. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.670; 4. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-15.678; 5. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.733; 6. Kyle Hirst, 51T, Roth-15.15.755; 7. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.792; 8. Nic Faas, 73X, Ford-15.954; 9. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.976; 10. Colby Copeland, 74, Williams-15.16.094; 11. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.145; 12. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.182; 13. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-16.229; 14. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-16.236; 15. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-16.236; 16. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.270; 17. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.321; 18. T.J. Smith, 87, Van Meter-16.382; 19. Michael Faccinto, 81S, Watt-16.391; 20. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-16.541; 21. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-16.697; 22. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.735; 23. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.851; 24. Johnny White, 51, Carlile-16.892; 25. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.900; 26. Garrett Long, 38, Long-17.082; 27. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.233; 28. Jeff Bothelo, 14X, Bothelo-19.042.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Stone, 3. Liggett, 4. Rutherford, 5. Mitchell, 6. Ennis, 7. Long. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Hirst, 3. Copeland, 4. Smith, 5. Hawkins, 6. Day, 7. Barnes. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Kaeding, 2. Faria, 3. Hurst, 4. Faccinto, 5. Hall, 6. White, 7. Sibley. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Howell, 2. Johnson, 3. Faas, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Niemela, 6. Carter, 7. Bothelo. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. Niemela, 3. Hall, 4. Hawkins, 5. Sibley, 6. Ennis, 7. Day, 8. White, 9. Barnes, 10. Carter. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Danny Faria Jr., 3. Markus Niemela, 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 6. Marty Hawkins, 7. Austin Liggett, 8. D.J. Johnson, 9. Austin Stone, 10. Bud Kaeding, 11. Chris Ennis, 12. Troy Rutherford, 13. Dennis Howell, 14. Kyle Hirst, 15. Richard Vander Weerd, 16. Nic Faas, 17. Scott Hall, 18. T.J. Smith, 19. Jeff Sibley, 20. Landon Hurst, 21. Michael Faccinto, 22. Colby Copeland. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-21 Kaeding, Laps 22-23 Faas, Laps 24-30 Bernal.

NEW WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS:

NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE: May 31 – Tulare, CA – Thunderbowl Raceway

NEXT WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE: August 2 – Hanford, CA – Kings Speedway – “Billet Cup”

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Presented by TRAXXAS) RACE RESULTS:

May 17, 2014 - Brownsburg, Indiana - Lucas Oil Raceway @ Indianapolis - "USAC Hall of Fame Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tanner Swanson, 11, Swanson-20.822; 2. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-20.934; 3. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-21.155; 4. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-21.211; 5. Bobby Santos, 98, RPM/Gormly-21.284; 6. Taylor Ferns, 35, Ferns-21.306; 7. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-21.363; 8. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-21.409; 9. Kyle O'Gara, 27, RW-21.493; 10. Jarett Andretti, 4, Andretti-21.523; 11. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-21.690; 12. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-21.764; 13. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy/Amati-22.003; 14. Cale Thomas, 92, Thomas-22.252; 15. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-24.259; 16. John Hunt, 81, Williams-28.494; 18. Christopher Bell, 21, Team Six-R-NT; 18. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-NT;19. Dave Darland, 15, Logan-NT.

FEATURE: (100 laps) 1. Tanner Swanson, 2. Kody Swanson, 3. David Byrne, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Bobby Santos, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Kyle O'Gara, 8. Jacob Wilson, 9. Bobby East, 10. A.J. Fike, 11. Taylor Ferns, 12. Cale Thomas, 13. Christopher Bell, 14. Jarett Andretti, 15. John Hunt, 16. Caleb Armstrong, 17. Shane Cockrum, 18. Davey Ray. NT (Dave Darland (#15 Logan-DNS).

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-100 T.Swanson.

NEW SILVER CROWN SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1-K.Swanson-120, 2-Hines-111, 3-East-87, 4-Windom-72, 5-Fike-72, 6-Wilson-70, 7-T.Swanson-66, 8-Cockrum-64, 9-Hunt-59, 10-Jerry Coons Jr.-54.

NEXT SILVER CROWN RACE: May 22 - Indianapolis, IN - Indiana State Fairgrounds - "Hoosier Hundred"

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

May 16, 2014 - Visalia, California - Plaza Park Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Cory Elliott, 11E, Elliott-12.087, 2. Randi Pankratz, 37, Pankratz-12,337, 3. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-12.581; 4. Marvin Mitchell, 25, Mitchell-12.857, 5. Jesse James Burks, 51, Burks-13.614, 6. Dahne Lynn McKay, 84, Evans-NT.

HEAT RACE: (8 Laps) 1. Elliott, 2. Pankratz, 3. Hazelton, 4. Mitchell, 5. Burks. NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Cory Elliott, 2. Randi Pankratz, 3. Ashley Hazelton, 4. Marvin Mitchell, 5. Jesse James Burks. NT (Car #84, driven by Michael Faccinto, disqualified for failing post-race technical inspection.)

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-23 Pankratz, Laps 24-25 Elliott.

NEW HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Elliott-74, 2-Pankratz-69, 3-Hazelton-64, 4-Mitchell-59, 5-Burks-54, 6-McKay-1.

NEXT HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE:June 27 - Visalia, CA - Plaza Park Raceway

 

44TH "TONY HULMAN CLASSIC" SET WEDNESDAY AT TERRE HAUTE

One of America's most revered short track races - the "Tony Hulman Classic" - will be renewed next Wednesday night at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car spectacular continues a tradition begun in 1971 at the half-mile oval.

George Snider won the debut and Jerry Coons Jr. is the defending champion but in between there have been memories to last a lifetime.

In addition to Coons, former race winners expected to compete Wednesday will be 2011 winner Chris Windom, 2002 and 2007 winner Jon Stanbrough, 2006 winner Daron Clayton, 2001 winner Tracy Hines and 1993 winner Dave Darland.

Coons is one of nine drivers with more than one victory in the race and, like Stanbrough, hopes to join Levi Jones (2005-08-09) and Cary Faas (1992-94-98) as the only three-time winners.

Coons could also become only the third driver to win the race back-to-back. Steve Butler won in 1987 and 1988 and Jones did it in 2008-09.

Brady Bacon, seeking his initial "Tony Hulman Classic" win, leads the 2014 standings by seven points over Bryan Clauson, also seeking his first "Hulman" trophy. Darland stands third in the points, 21 behind Clauson.

At age 41 last year, Coons was not the oldest winner. Terry Pletch won in 1999 at age 52 after starting 21st! Windom became the youngest winner at age 20 in 2011.

Darland, who is chasing Tom Bigelow's all-time record USAC Sprint Car feature record of 52, has the most "Hulman" starts - 20. He has 49 career series wins, while Hines, also chasing the all-time win record, has 46. Darland is also the only driver to win more than one race so far in 2014. Seven different drivers have won in the first eight races of this year!

The last time a race rookie won the "Tony Hulman Classic" was J.J. Yeley in 1997!

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-459; 2-Bryan Clauson-452; 3-Dave Darland-431; 4-Tracy Hines-425; 5-Justin Grant-412; 6-Chase Stockon-409; 7-Jon Stanbrough-396; 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-367; 9-Chris Windom-314; 10-C.J. Leary-274.

 

 

USAC WEST COAST & WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

 May 16, 2014 – Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Markus Niemela, 73, Ford-12.979; 2. Nic Faas, 73X, Ford-13.015; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.107; 4. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.023; 5. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-13.031; 6. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-13.043; 7. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-13.078; 8. Troy Rutherford, 81, Watt-13.156; 9. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-13.169; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.178; 11. Michael Pickens, 81S, Watt-13.191; 12. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-13.238; 13. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-13.273; 14. Trevor Schmid, 2X, Schmid-13.306; 15. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-13.350; 16. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-13.566; 17. Colby Copeland, 74, Williams-13.566; 18. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-13.582; 19. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-13.586, 20. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-13.681; 21. Scotty Dupont, 3X, Dupont-14.017; 22. Scott Clough, 60, Clough-15.779; 23. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-NT; 24. Richard Mitchell, 66, Mitchell-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. M.Mitchell, 2. Faria, 3. Bernal, 4. Niemela, 5. Kaeding, 6. Hall, 7. Barnes. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Copeland, 2. Rutherford, 3. Howell, 4. Faas, 5. Sibley, 6. Schmid, 7. Pickens, 8. R.Mitchell. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hawkins, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Hurst, 4. Liggett, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Johnson, 7. Dupont, 8. Clough. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Markus Niemela, 3. Austin Liggett, 4. Nic Faas, 5. D.J. Johnson, 6. Matt Mitchell, 7. Jace Vander Weerd, 8. Dennis Howell, 9. Troy Rutherford, 10. Landon Hurst, 11. Jeff Sibley, 12. Kevin Barnes, 13. Scott Clough, 14. Michael Pickens, 15. Danny Faria Jr., 16. Richard Vander Weerd, 17. Marty Hawkins, 18. Scott Hall, 19. Scotty Dupont, 20. Bud Kaeding, 21. Colby Copeland, 22. Richard Mitchell, 23. Trevor Schmid. NT

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**Ennis flipped during qualifications. Schmid and Pickens flipped during the second heat. R.Vander Weerd flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Rutherford, Laps 11-13 Liggett, Laps 14-30 Bernal.

NEW WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS:

NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT WEST COAST & WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE: May 17 – Tulare, CA – Thunderbowl Raceway – “Chris & Brian Faria Memorial”

 

 

WATSONVILLE & TULARE HOST USAC WEST COAST SPRINT DOUBLEHEADER

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – MAY 13, 2014... The cars and stars of the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series are ready to clash with the USAC Western Classic Sprints in a special doubleheader. This Friday, May 16th, the West Coast Sprints will make their series debut at John Prentice’s Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. The following night, both divisions will tackle Steve Faria’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare for the “Chris and Brian Faria Memorial.”

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS: Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway has a strict 90db at 100 feet state mandated sound rule and the Flowmaster “Suitcase” (Part 53545-USAC) is the track legal muffler. If the sound levels are broken, the racer will be disqualified and not allowed to compete.

The special Friday show at Watsonville will mark the first of two appearances at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. The action packed card will also feature the winged Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, American Stocks, and IMCA Modifieds. The Pit Gates will open at 1:00pm, Spectator Gates will open at 4:30pm, Drivers Meeting at 4:30pm, with Racing scheduled at 6:00pm.

Saturday’s “Chris and Brian Faria Memorial” will be the third of five dates at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. On March 14th, Dennis Howell raced to his first series victory and rain washed out the April 26th show. Since March 2010, eighteen USAC West Coast Sprint Car races have been held at Tulare’s lightning fast 1/3-mile facility. Ryan Bernal and Bud Kaeding are tied for the series lead with four triumphs and Richard Vander Weerd has three wins. Peter Murphy won the “Faria Memorial” in 2009 as Craig Stidham, Kaeding, and Kyle Larson have also won the Tulare Classic. Bernal holds the current 1-lap qualifying track record of 15.158 set on October 8, 2011. The winged King of the West Sprints and IMCA Modifieds will share the spotlight as Spectator Gates will open at 4:30pm, Hot Laps at 5:30pm, with Racing scheduled at 7:00pm.

After rain cancelled last month’s Hanford-Tulare doubleheader, Markus Niemela of Rauma, Finland has a twelve point advantage over the competition. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Niemela claimed fourth at Hanford’s “Jacob Memorial.” To date, the point leader has one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, four top-10 finishes, and 12 feature laps led to his credit. Last season’s USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year will be looking for first USAC West Coast victories at Watsonville and Tulare.

After winning the “Gary Jacob Memorial” on March 29th, Visalia’s Jace Vander Weerd has climbed to second in the point standings. Driving the family owned #88 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Jace has one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, five top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led on the season. The former USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year will have his sights on adding more first place trophies to his collection.

Troy Rutherford of Ojai sits third in the chase for the championship. Racing Steve Watt’s #81 JD Machine Tech / AAA Propane Maxim, Rutherford claimed sixth at Hanford’s “Gary Jacob Memorial.” To date, the former VRA Champion has one feature win, one heat race victory, four top-10 finishes, and 3 feature laps led in the campaign. Troy will be one of the favorites to score Watsonville and Tulare main event wins.

After taking second at the “Gary Jacob Memorial,” Huntington Beach’s Nic Faas has climbed to fourth in the point chase. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73X Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas has one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, one heat race victory, seven top-10 finishes, and 10 feature laps led. The former USAC Western Midget Champion will have his sights on his first West Coast wins at Watsonville and Tulare.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda is fifth in the USAC West Coast point standings. Driving his #37 MPD Racing / ART Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell ran third at Hanford after starting twenty-first. Entering the “Verne Brasel Classic,” the USAC/CRA standout has two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards and three top-10 finishes on the year. Matt will be looking to add his name to the winner’s list at Watsonville and Tulare.

Currently sixteenth in the standings, Springville’s Garrett Long leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Terra Bella’s Trent Carter, Robert Nuckles of Hanford, and Hanford’s Connor Kassik are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Richard Vander Weerd, “Shifter” Landon Hurst, Dennis Howell, Austin Liggett, Kevin Barnes, Marty Hawkins, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Davey Pombo, “The Rickster” Ricky Kirkbride, Jeff Sibley, “The Bakersfield Bullet” Rusty Carlile, Jonathan Logan, Matt Day, and more.

“The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol leads the USAC Western Classic point standings. Ryan Bernal, Richard Vander Weerd, Nic Faas, Trevor Schmid, Matt Mitchell, Marty Hawkins, Landon Hurst, Jace Vander Weerd, and Terry Schank Jr. round out the top-10 drivers. Other WCRS drivers expected to compete are D.J. Johnson, Scott Hall, Jim Richardson, “Wild” Billy Aton, and more.

Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California at 2601 E. Lake Avenue. Adult Tickets are $20, Senior Tickets (over 65) are $19, Children Tickets (12-6) are $15, Kids (5 and under) are FREE. Family Passes (2 Adults & 2 Kids) are $60. For more information, visit the track's website at www.oceanspeedway.com or call 831.662.9466 (WINN).

Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at the corner of Bardsley and K Streets. Reserved tickets are $20 and General Admission seats are $18. Advance tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the track office at 559.688.0909. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com.

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support.

For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360). ----------------------------------------------- CHRIS & BRIAN FARIA MEMORIAL WINNERS: 2009-Peter Murphy, 2010-Craig Stidham, 2011-Bud Kaeding, 2012-Kyle Larson, 2013-Not Held.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Markus Niemela-227, 2. Jace Vander Weerd-215, 3. Troy Rutherford-212, 4. Nic Faas-193, 5. Matt Mitchell-190, 6. Danny Faria Jr.-185, 7. Richard Vander Weerd-168, 8. Landon Hurst-157, 9. Dennis Howell-148, 10. Austin Liggett-130, 11. Kevin Barnes-94, 12. Marty Hawkins-90, 13. Chris Ennis-79, --. Brody Roa-79, 15. Davey Pombo-72, 16. Garrett Long-69, 17. Ricky Kirkbride-68, 18. Jeff Sibley-67, 19. Rusty Carlile-65, 20. J.J. Yeley-64.

USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Geoff Ensign-130, 2. Ryan Bernal-125, 3. Richard Vander Weerd-115, 4. Nic Faas-113, 5. Trevor Schmid-102, 6. Matt Mitchell-92, -. Marty Hawkins-92, 8. Landon Hurst-89, 9. Jace Vander Weerd-84, -. Terry Schank Jr.-84, 11. D.J. Johnson-75, --. Scott Hall-75, 13. Jim Richardson-35, 14. Billy Aton-2, 15. Bradley Terrell-1.

 

 

ONE OF AMERICA'S RACING GEMS - THE HOOSIER HUNDRED!

RETURNS TO THE INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS MAY 22

Rain interrupted last year's change of date for the traditional "Hoosier Hundred" in Indianapolis, Ind. Originally scheduled for a departure from the normal Friday night tradition, the race was rained out on Thursday night and held on Friday. This year, the Thursday night date has been re-instituted to minimize conflicts with other "race-week" events in central Indiana.

Opening the four-day barrage of motorsports events in the racing capital, the 100-mile USAC Silver Crown Championship race on the historic one-mile oval has a checkered history not unlike the Indianapolis 500. As a matter of fact, Indianapolis 500 winners Bob Sweikert, Jimmy Bryan, Rodger Ward, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Mario Andretti and Al Unser all have their names engraved on the Wolcott Cup, emblematic of victory in the Hoosier Hundred.

The Indiana State Fairgrounds actually hosted a 100-mile National Championship race in 1946 won by Rex Mays, but the Hoosier Hundred tradition began seven years later when Sweikert emerged the winner in a four-car blanket finish.

The ensuing years have produced some of America's most revered motorsports memories, including last year's emotional victory by Levi Jones after years of trying to win. Jones actually led 99 laps of the 2006 race before eventually finishing second to teammate Josh Wise.

This year's race is round three of an 11-race series schedule incorporating both dirt and paved ovals. The series will be coming off the May 17 USAC "Hall of Fame Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway where 12 inductees will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The two races five nights apart will certainly have a profound impact on the 2014 points race.

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. captured the April 6 "Sumar Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, positioning him atop the early series standings. He was fourth in the 2010 Hoosier Hundred after starting 35th and finished fifth in 2012.

Former race winners Dave Darland and Jerry Coons Jr. will return to try to grab yet another victory on the mile oval.

The Hoosier Lottery Grandstand opens at 3 p.m. on May 22 for the Hoosier Hundred with practice at 5 p.m., qualifying at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. UMP modifieds will also race. To purchase tickets, please call 217.764.3200. For more information go to www.trackenterprises.com or www.hoosier100.

 

 

CHARLES DAVIS JR. WINS NONSTOP “MOTHER’S DAY RACE” AT QUEEN CREEK

By Lance Jennings

QUEEN CREEK, AZ – MAY 11, 2014... In a nonstop, green to checkered feature, Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis claimed Saturday’s “Mother’s Day Race” at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. Taking the lead from Andy Reinbold on lap 26, Davis sailed to his second $1,500 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph of the season. Reinbold, Josh Pelkey, high point driver R.J. Johnson, and Matt Rossi trailed “Chargin” Charles to the checkered flags.

Earning the win from the fifth starting spot, Charles Davis Jr. has taken over the point lead heading to Canyon Speedway Park’s “Salute to Indy.” The pilot of the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS also ranked second in passing points after winning the night’s third 8-lap heat race. To date, the five-time state champion has six heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led on the season.

After leading twenty-five laps from the pole position, Andy Reinbold of Gilbert had to settle for second at Queen Creek’s “Mother’s Day Race.” Racing Todd Underwood’s #19 AME Electrical / Ross Equipment Rentals RSS, Reinbold took second in his heat race and placed sixth in passing points. The veteran driver has climbed to sixth in the point chase with one semi-main win and three top-10 finishes to his credit.

Peoria’s Josh Pelkey raced to third in the Arizona Speedway feature after starting eighth. Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey scored third in his heat race and was eighth in passing points. The former ASCA Champion has slipped to second in points with one feature win, one heat race victory, two hard charger awards, eleven top-10 finishes, and 45 feature laps led in 2014.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix took fourth in the main event from the sixth starting spot. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson raced to victory in the program’s second heat race and was the high point driver entering the main event. The defending champion sits fourth in the standings with one feature win, two heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 44 feature laps led on the year.

Phoenix’s Matt Rossi earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a fifth place run after starting eleventh. Racing the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi was eleventh in passing points after placing fourth in his heat race. Matt left Arizona Speedway ranked fifth in series points with one heat race victory and four top-10 finishes.

Brian Hosford of Gilbert raced to his first 8-lap heat race triumph of the season. Driving Bernie Weber’s #32B Coffin & Trout Fine Jewelers / Invision Auto Body Spike, Hosford was third in passing points before finishing seventh in the 30-lap main event. The veteran driver has risen to twelfth in the point chase with two top-10 finishes in the campaign.

The USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series will be back for two days of action starting May 24th at Canyon Speedway Park’s “3rd Annual Salute To Indy.” The action packed card will also feature Mini Sprints, Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, AMA Modlites, and Dwarf Cars. Advance tickets are on sale and for more information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.7223. The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 10, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway – “Mother’s Day Race”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 2. Bob Ream Jr. (#22 Ream), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 5. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles), 7. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 6. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto)

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (5th), 2. Andy Reinbold (1st), 3. Josh Pelkey (8th), 4. R.J. Johnson (6th), 5. Matt Rossi (11th), 6. Shon Deskins (2nd), 7. Brian Hosford (4th), 8. Tye Mihocko (10th), 9. Bob Ream Jr. (3rd), 10. Mike Martin (7th), 11. Mike Colegrove (12th), 12. Tom Ogle (9th), 13. Nick Aiuto (18th), 14. Mike Bonneau (14th), 15. Bruce St. James (13th), 16. Michael Curtis (16th), 17. Dennis Giles (20th), 18. Mark Morin (21st), 19. Stevie Sussex (17th), 20. Chris Bonneau (19th), 21. Josh Shipley (15th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Reinbold, Laps 26-30 Davis. HARD CHARGER: Matt Rossi (11th to 5th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Charles Davis Jr.-310, 2. Josh Pelkey-305, 3. Shon Deskins-292, 4. R.J. Johnson-277, 5. Matt Rossi-241, 6. Andy Reinbold-210, 7. Tye Mihocko-207, 8. Josh Shipley-192, 9. Nick Aiuto-188, --. Mike Martin-188, 11. Mike Colegrove-187, 12. Brian Hosford-180, 13. Bruce St. James-175, 14. Mike Bonneau-165, 15. Michael Curtis-153, 16. Chris Bonneau-123, 17. Stevie Sussex-116, 18. Tom Ogle-108, 19. Mark Morin-94, 20. Tom Lee-79.

 

 

RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES STOPS AT BEDFORD SPEEDWAY FRIDAY NIGHT WITH KRAMER WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL SATURDAY NIGHT AT DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL

The Rislone URC Sprint Series will have a two race weekend on tap with their first stop at the Bedford Speedway in Bedford, PA on Friday night, May 16. Last year at Bedford, Robbie Stillwaggon was the winner, bringing the crowd to their feet for the final laps then thrilling the crowd with a joyous victory lane and a crowd pleasing post-race interview. Stillwaggon of Burlington, NJ is a seven time URC feature winner and the 2012 URC Series Champion.

The following night, Saturday, May 17 the Rislone URC Sprints will make their first stop of the season at the Delaware International Speedway for the Kramer Williamson Memorial. In August of 2013, Williamson lost his life in a tragic racing accident at the Lincoln Speedway.

To salute and honor one of the most popular drivers of URC, the Kramer Williamson Memorial will offer an additional $4,000 in prize money posted by a long list of sponsors. Each feature position will pay an additional $73 in memory of Kramer Williamson and, the eighth place finisher will pick up an additional $108 in memory of URC’s Midge Miller. Each feature lap will pay the race leader $73 and lap eight will pay $108 to the race leader. At halfway, the lap 13 race leader will earn $528. Heats, the “B” Main, Fast Time and Hard Charger will also earn an additional $73. In additional, a paid provisional will be added to the starting field.

The list of sponsors for the Kramer Williamson Memorial include Henry Fenimore of B&F Towing, Joe Fiore, Nouse Signs, AARN, American Racer, ASI, Aquaflow, Betts Towing, Brad Penn Oil, Dr. Brooke Bowman, Buck Rubs Gentlemen's Club, Tom Deladvitch State Farm, Gaerte Racing Engines, Fran Hogue, IG Burton Chevrolet, J & J, Keizer Wheels, Fred Kennedy, Kent Construction, Scott McClaren, Tim Moran, Don Ott Racing Engines, Penske Shocks, Phillips Garage, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, Rider Racing Engines, Royal Publishing, Pete Sacks, Sprint and Midge Magazine, Todd Wise, Zemco Speed Equipment.

The following weekend, the URC sprints will celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend by taking part in the Lucky 7 Features Only program at the Grandview Speedway on Sunday night, May 25. URC will offer two feature events along with the 358 modifieds plus single feature events for the ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legend cars. The seven twenty-five lap feature events will get underway at 7:30 PM. The rain date for this show is Monday night, May 26 with a 6 PM starting time.

For more information on URC, please visit our website at: www.urcsprints.com.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER CLAIMS 50TH USAC/CRA WIN AT VENTURA

By Lance Jennings

VENTURA, CA – MAY 11, 2014... Leading all 30-laps, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord won Saturday’s “All Coast Challenge / Tribute To Fred Thomson” at Ventura Raceway. The $2,750 triumph was Gardner’s series leading 50th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car victory followed by Nic Faas, fast qualifier Jake Swanson, Ryan Bernal, and “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman.

It was not an easy win for “The Demon” as he faced constant challenges throughout the event. Starting on the pole position, the point leader was able to shake free from Kruseman, Bernal, and Faas. While a red flag for a Wally Pankratz flip and several caution flags halted the action, Gardner had excellent restarts and maintained control. Coming for the white flag, Gardner had a tense moment when his mount jumped the turn four cushion and the second running Faas was not able to take advantage.

Piloting Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Damion Gardner qualified tenth out of the thirty-two cars in attendance and won the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” left Ventura with a 39-point advantage on the strength of four feature wins, two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, four heat race victories, and 75 feature laps led.

Huntington Beach’s Nic Faas had another solid performance and scored second in the “Tribute To Fred Thomson.” Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas was second quick in time trials and claimed third in his heat race. Heading to Perris for the May 24th “Salute to Indy,” the former Rookie of the Year is second in points with one heat race victory and five top-10 finishes on the season.

Jake Swanson of Anaheim earned the first Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award of his career and took third in USAC/CRA’s return to Ventura. Driving Tom and Laurie Sertich’s #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror / Circle Track Performance Victory, Swanson placed second in his heat race and has climbed to fifth in the point chase. To date, the former Rookie of the Year has four top-10 finishes in the campaign.

Hollister’s Ryan Bernal made his first start at Ventura and claimed fourth in the “All Coast Challenge.” Piloting Keith Ford’s 360-powered #73F Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Bernal qualified seventh overall and took fourth in his heat race. In limited starts, the defending USAC Western Classic Champion sits twenty-seventh in USAC/CRA standings with one top-10 finish.

“The Kruser” Cory Kruseman of Ventura pressured Gardner for the lead before claiming fifth at the checkered flags. Racing Mark Priestley’s #7 Roy Miller Freight Lines / Sander Engineering Bullet, Kruseman was ninth fast in time trials and won the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. The 2006 champion is currently sixth in the points with four heat race victories and three top-10 finishes on the season.

Huntington Beach’s Brody Roa earned the Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with an eighth place finish after starting twentieth. The driver of the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim qualified twenty-fifth overall, placed fifth in his heat race, and scored fourth in the semi-main. The 2012 Most Improved Driver has dropped to seventh in points with one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win and three top-10 finishes headed to the 40-lap “Salute to Indy.”

Brian Camarillo of Camarillo raced to victory in the Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. Piloting Mike Smith’s 360-powered #51 Waste Management / Agromin Soil Maxim, Camarillo was nineteenth quick in time trials and charged to tenth in the feature after starting fifteenth.

Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd won the Weld Racing / Pyrotect Racing Cells Heat Race #4. Racing the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard qualified twenty-fourth overall and scored twelfth in the main event from nineteenth. The 2011 USAC West Coast Champion has risen to eighth in points with one main event win, two top-10 finishes, and 10 feature laps led on the year.

“The Cadillac” Cody Williams won the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main. Driving Jack Jory’s #44 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams was sixth fast in time trials, ran seventh in his heat race, and scored twentieth in the main event. “The Cadillac” sits ninth in the point chase with one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, two top-10 finishes, and three feature laps led to his credit.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will return to action on Saturday, May 24th, at Perris Auto Speedway for the 40-lap “Salute to Indy.” Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, more event information can be found at www.perrisautospeedway.com or calling (951) 940-0134. To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). ----------------------------------------------- AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS: May 10, 2014 – Ventura, California – Ventura Raceway – “All Coast Challenge / Tribute to Fred Thomson”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.089; 2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-12.247; 3. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-12.269; 4. Markus Niemela, 73X, Ford-12.293; 5. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-12.365; 6. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-12.380; 7. Ryan Bernal, 73F, Ford-12.436; 8. Johnathon Henry, 17, Henry-12.440; 9. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-12.476; 10. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-12.491; 11. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-12.500; 12. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-12.560; 13. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-12.654; 14. J.J. Ercse, 14, Springstead-12.786; 15. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-12.803; 16. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-12.845; 17. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-12.855; 18. Don Gansen, 7G, Gansen-12.883; 19. Brian Camarillo, 51, Smith-12.905; 20. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-12.937; 21. Austin DeBlauw, 65, DeBlauw-12.970; 22. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-13.047; 23. Cody Majors, 54, Majors-13.062; 24. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.065; 25. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.067; 26. Brandon Thomson, 19F, Thomson-13.104; 27. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-13.243; 28. Wally Pankratz, 2X, Swann-13.478; 29. Ron Bach, 49, Bach-13.614; 30. Hobie Conway, 2K, Kruseman-NT; 31. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-NT; 32. Charlie Butcher, 96, Butcher-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Cory Kruseman, 2. Jake Swanson, 3. Logan Williams, 4. Rickie Gaunt, 5. Brody Roa, 6. A.J. Bender, 7. Austin DeBlauw, 8. Ron Bach. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Rick Hendrix, 3. Nic Faas, 4. Don Gansen, 5. J.J. Ercse, 6. Brandon Thomson, 7. Cody Williams, 8. Hobie Conway. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Brian Camarillo, 2. Jace Vander Weerd, 3. Matt Mitchell, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Cody Majors, 6. Chris Gansen, 7. Cody Swanson. NT

WELD RACING / PYROTECT RACING CELLS HEAT RACE #4: (10 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Austin Williams, 3. Kyle Smith, 4. Wally Pankratz, 5. Corey Ballard, 6. Markus Niemela, 7. Johnathon Henry. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Cody Williams, 2. Johnathon Henry, 3. Markus Niemela, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Austin DeBlauw, 6. Chris Gansen, 7. Brandon Thomson, 8. Corey Ballard, 9. J.J. Ercse, 10. Cody Majors, 11. A.J. Bender, 12. Hobie Conway. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Damion Gardner (1st), 2. Nic Faas (5th), 3. Jake Swanson (6th), 4. Ryan Bernal (3rd), 5. Cory Kruseman (2nd), 6. Rickie Gaunt (4th), 7. Johnathon Henry (9th), 8. Brody Roa (20th), 9. Jace Vander Weerd (10th), 10. Brian Camarillo (15th), 11. Kyle Smith (16th), 12. Richard Vander Weerd (19th), 13. Chris Gansen (21st), 14. Don Gansen (14th), 15. Austin Williams (11th), 16. Rick Hendrix (18th), 17. Austin DeBlauw (17th), 18. Markus Niemela (7th), 19. Wally Pankratz (22nd), 20. Cody Williams (8th), 21. Matt Mitchell (12th), 22. Logan Williams (13th). NT --------------------------- **Cody Swanson flipped during the third heat. **Markus Niemela flipped during fourth heat. **Wally Pankratz flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Damion Gardner KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Brody Roa (20th to 8th)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-354, 2. Nic Faas-315, 3. Mike Spencer-228, 4. Matt Mitchell-216, 5. Jake Swanson-208, 6. Cory Kruseman-206, 7. Brody Roa-192, 8. Richard Vander Weerd-157. --. Cody Williams-157, 10. Gary Taylor-143, --. Austin Williams-143, 12. Logan Williams-123, 13. R.J. Johnson-108, 14. Rickie Gaunt-101, 15. Cody Swanson-99, 16. Greg Alexander-91, 17. Ronnie Gardner-90, 18. Josh Pelkey-79, 19. A.J. Bender-76, --. Jace Vander Weerd-76.

 

 

GAS CITY, VISALIA, ELMA, LVMS NEXT FOR HPD MIDGETS;

HUNTER WINS AT ACE; RAIN TAKES 2

Midwest, Western dirt and pavement and Washington events are on tap this week for USAC's HPD Midget series. The Midwest series visits Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway Friday, while Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma hosts Saturday's Washington race. Out West, the dirt series competes Friday at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia and the pavement cars compete Saturday at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Notor Speedway.

Scott Hunter of Wald Lake, Mich. extended his USAC Eastern HPD Midget point lead Friday night, winning the 30-lap feature at Ace Speedway. He took the lead on lap 27 and led the final four laps to beat Blaine Leydig, Calvin Carroll, Nolan Allison and Nikki Carroll. Saturday's race at Franklin County Speedway in Callaway, Va. was rained out. The next Eastern event is May 31 at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C.

Rain also claimed Saturday's race at Elma, Washington where the 2014 Washington series now opens this Saturday.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Austin Nemire-148, 2-Calvin Carroll-127, 3-Jacob Stickle-119, 4-Nikki Carroll-115, 5-Steve Myers-96, 6-Adam Thomason-66, 7-Tate Martz-63.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-422, 2-Toni Breidinger-287, 3-Dylan Nobile-218, 4-Cody Jessop-197, 5-Ashley Hazelton-197, 6-Christine Breckenridge-194, 7-Joel Raybourne-189, 8-Annie Breidinger-183, 9-Tom Patterson-157, 10-Michael Fanelli-136.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-319, 2-Blaine Leydig-295, 3-Chris Lamb-294, 4-Calvin Carroll-273, 5-Tyler Corriher-255, 6-Nikki Carroll-214, 7-Jessica Bean-194, 8-Fletcher Wulf-134, 9-Eric Lewis-112, 10-Jake Nelke-85.

 

 

OCEAN, THUNDERBOWL WELCOME WEST COAST, CLASSIC SPRINTS

Markus Niemela and Geoff Ensign will try to protect respective USAC Sprint Car point leads this weekend when the West Coast and Western Classic series combine for back-to-back races in California.

Ocean Speedway in Watsonville hosts Friday's race while the Saturday venue is Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

Niemela, the driver from Finland, has a 12-point lead over Jace Vander Weerd in the West Coast standings after four top-10s in four starts so far this year. His best outing produced a third at Bakersfield Speedway.

Ensign sits five points ahead of defending Western Classic king Ryan Bernal after a pair of second-place finishes at Calistoga Speedway.

Dennis Howell, ninth in the West Coast points, won at Tulare in March, while Marty Hawkins is the most recent Ocean Speedway winner, last year.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-227, 2-Jace Vander Weerd-215, 3-Troy Rutherford-212, 4-Nic Faas-193, 5-Matt Mitchell-190, 6-Danny Faria Jr.-185, 7-Richard Vander Weerd-168, 8-Landon Hurst-157, 9-Dennis Howell-148, 10-Austin Liggett-130.

2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings: 1-Geoff Ensign-130, 2-Ryan Bernal-125, 3-Richard Vander Weerd-115, 4-Nic Faas-113, 5-Trevor Schmid-102, 6-Matt Mitchell-92, 7-Marty Hawkins-92, 8-Landon Hurst-89, 9-Jace Vander Weerd-84, 10-Terry Schank Jr.-84.

 

 

PIERSON, CHAMPAGNE DUEL FOR DMA LEAD SATURDAY

Point leaders Adam Pierson and Jeff Champagne are separated by only two points entering this Saturday's USAC DMA Midget race at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt.

Pierson won the "double points" opener May 3 and now trails Joe Krawiec by just one win for the all-time series lead. Krawiec has seven and Pierson six.

Champagne will be seeking his third series triumph Saturday after winning once last year and once in 2012.

Former champion Krawiec is fourth in the current points, 18 behind the lead entering Saturday's fray.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-132, 2-Jeff Champagne-130, 3-Anthony Nocella-116, 4-Joe Krawiec-114, 5-Josh Sunn-100, 6-Adam Whitney-100, 7-Scott Holcomb-92, 8-Timothy Gallant-92, 9-Ray Miller-80, 10-Scott Viets-76.

 

 

CANYON HOSTS 3RD ANNUAL "SALUTE TO INDY" MAY 24-25;

DAVIS GRABS "MOTHER'S DAY" RACE AT QUEEN CREEK

Next up for the USAC Southwest Sprint cars is the annual "Salute to Indy" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. May 24-25.

Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz. will take a five-point lead over Josh Pelkey into the back-to-back Peoria events following his victory in last Saturday night's "Mother's Day" race at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek.

Davis returned to the head of the all-time victory list for USAC drivers in Arizona with his 13th feature win Saturday night at Queen Creek. Driving the RSS Industries/Rod End Supply RSS/Don Ott, he passed Andy Reinbold on lap 26 and led the final five laps to beat Reinbold, Josh Pelkey, R.J. Johnson and Matt Rossi to win.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Charles Davis Jr.-310, 2-Josh Pelkey-305, 3-Shon Deskins-292, 4-R.J. Johnson-277, 5-Matt Rossi-241, 6-Andy Reinbold-210, 7-Josh Shipley-192, 8-Mike Martin-188, 9-Michael Colegrove-187, 10-Tye Mihocko-187.

 

 

SANTOS READY TO DEFEND "HALL OF FAME" CLASSIC TITLE

Bobby Santos of Franklin, Mass. is the defending champion of this Saturday's USAC "Hall of Fame Classic" Silver Crown Championship race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. He won the 2012 inaugural while last year's race fell to the elements.

Santos will be starting his 30th career Silver Crown race and has four victories to his credit, including the 2012 Lucas Oil 100-lapper. Three of those wins came at Lucas Oil, in 2009 and twice in 2012, while his latest triumph came in last year's race at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.

Saturday he'll face a formidable field, which includes former Silver Crown race winners A.J. Fike, Bobby East, Tanner Swanson, Tracy Hines, Chris Windom and Kody Swanson. Tanner Swanson won last year's July race at Lucas Oil Raceway.

The third scheduled "Hall of Fame Classic" also includes the third annual induction ceremony for USAC's Hall of Fame, which began in 2012. This year's inductees include two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rodger Ward, drivers Rollie Beale, Don Branson, Larry Dickson, Jud Larson, Norm Nelson, Eddie Sachs and Bob Wente, official Bob Stroud, mechanic George Bignotti, car owner Gus Hoffman and race organizer Don Smith.

Kody Swanson is the 2014 USAC Silver Crown point leader, the series presented by TRAXXAS. Swanson won the Sumar Classic at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track in April and has a three-point lead over Tracy Hines, who owns more Lucas Oil Raceway USAC wins than any ever driver in history. His 13 wins there include a 2010 Silver Crown 100-lapper.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-63, 2-Tracy Hines-60, 3-Jerry Coons Jr.-54, 4-Bobby East-51, 5-Zach Daum-48, 6-Shane Cockrum-45, 7-Dave Darland-42, 8-A.J. Fike-39, 9-John Hunt-36, 10-Joe Liguori-33.

 

 

PAVEMENT MIDGETS EYE "NIGHT BEFORE THE 500" AT LOR;

BELL TAKES BELLEVILLE BASH, RAIN TAKES "HUT HUNDRED" AGAIN!

The Honda USAC National Midget series is idle this week, with the pavement Midget series awaiting its May 24 appearance at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. It's the 69th Annual Visit Hendricks County "Night Before the 500" classic, a race dating back to 1946.

Rico Abreu continues to lead the National series standings after finishing third in last Saturday night's "Belleville Bash" at Belle Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. He holds a 12-point lead over teammate Christopher Bell, the winner at Belleville.

Bell, of Norman, Okla., led the final 18 laps of Saturday's 40-lapper in his Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/Toyota TRD Bullet/Speedway Toyota. Bryan Clauson took second ahead of Abreu, Tanner Thorson and Daniel Robinson. Abreu was Saturday's ProSource fast qualifier and Robinson, who started 22nd, earned the Weld Wheels "Move of the Night" for his fifth-place finish.

Chris Windom led the opening four laps before Thomas paced the next seven. Bell led the rest except for lap 22, which was led by Thomas.

Friday's "Hut Hundred" at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. was rained out. The next Honda USAC National race will be the June 11 opener of "Indiana Midget Week" at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-206; 2-Christopher Bell-194; 3-Tanner Thorson-161; 4-Tracy Hines-152; 5-Bryan Clauson-143; 6-Kevin Thomas/Andrew Felker-125; 8-Zach Daum-112; 9-Tyler Thomas-111; 10-Chris Windom-108.

 

 

"SALUTE TO INDY" AT THE PAS MAY 24;

GARDNER EXTENDS CRA LEAD WITH VENTUREA WIN

Perris Auto Speedway's annual "Salute to Indy" unfolds May 24 at the southern California oval. The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race will give Damion Gardner another chance to extend his series point lead which stands at 39 points over Nic Faas.

Gardner, of Concord, Calif. led all 30 laps of Saturday's All Coast Challenge "Fred Thomson Tribute Race" at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway. Driving his Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike, he was trailed by Nic Faas, fast qualifier Jake Swanson, Ryan Bernal and Cory Kruseman.

Two victories already this year at Perris have Gardner leading the all-time list with 28 win to Mike Spencer's 25. The most recent Perris winner was Richard Vander Weerd, who currently stands eighth in the points.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-354, 2-Nic Faas-315, 3-Mike Spencer-228, 4-Matt Mitchell-216, 5-Jake Swanson-208, 6-Cory Kruseman-206, 7-Brody Roa-192, 8-Richard Vander Weerd-157. 9-Cody Williams-157, 10-Gary Taylor-143.

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

May 10, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway – “Mother’s Day Race”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 2. Bob Ream Jr. (#22 Ream), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 5. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles), 7. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 6. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto)

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Andy Reinbold, 3. Josh Pelkey, 4. R.J. Johnson, 5. Matt Rossi, 6. Shon Deskins, 7. Brian Hosford, 8. Tye Mihocko, 9. Bob Ream Jr., 10. Mike Martin, 11. Mike Colegrove, 12. Tom Ogle, 13. Nick Aiuto, 14. Mike Bonneau, 15. Bruce St. James, 16. Michael Curtis, 17. Dennis Giles, 18. Mark Morin, 19. Stevie Sussex, 20. Chris Bonneau, 21. Josh Shipley. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Reinbold, Laps 26-30 Davis.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: May 24 – Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park – “Salute To Indy”

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

May 10, 2014 – Ventura, California – Ventura Raceway – “All Coast Challenge / Fred Thomson Tribute Race”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.089; 2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-12.247; 3. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-12.269; 4. Markus Niemela, 73X, Ford-12.293; 5. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-12.365; 6. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-12.380; 7. Ryan Bernal, 73F, Ford-12.436; 8. Johnathon Henry, 17, Henry-12.440; 9. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-12.476; 10. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-12.491; 11. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-12.500; 12. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-12.560; 13. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-12.654; 14. J.J. Ercse, 14, Springstead-12.786; 15. Matt Michell, 37, Mitchell-12.803; 16. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-12.845; 17. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-12.855; 18. Don Gansen, 7G, Gansen-12.883; 19. Brian Camarillo, 51, Smith-12.905; 20. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-12.937; 21. Austin DeBlauw, 65, DeBlauw-12.970; 22. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-13.047; 23. Cody Majors, 54, Majors-13.062; 24. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.065; 25. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.067; 26. Brandon Thomson, 19F, Thomson-13.104; 27. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-13.243; 28. Wally Pankratz, 2X, Swann-13.478; 29. Ron Bach, 49, Bach-13.614; 30. Hobie Conway, 2K, Kruseman-NT; 31. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-NT; 32. Charlie Butcher, 96, Butcher-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Kruseman, 2. J.Swanson, 3. L.Williams, 4. Gaunt, 5. Roa, 6. Bender, 7. DeBlauw, 8. Bach. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Hendrix, 3. Faas, 4. D.Gansen, 5. Ercse, 6. Thomson, 7. C.Williams, 8. Conway. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Camarillo, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Mitchell, 4. Bernal, 5. Majors, 6. C.Gansen, 7. C.Swanson. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. A.Williams, 3. Smith, 4. Pankratz, 5. Ballard, 6. Niemela, 7. Henry. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. C.Williams, 2. Henry, 3. Niemela, 4. Roa, 5. DeBlauw, 6. C.Gansen, 7. Thomson, 8. Ballard, 9. Ercse, 10. Majors, 11. Bender, 12. Conway. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Nic Faas, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Cory Kruseman, 6. Rickie Gaunt, 7. Johnathon Henry, 8. Brody Roa, 9. Jace Vander Weerd, 10. Brian Camarillo, 11. Kyle Smith, 12. Richard Vander Weerd, 13. Chris Gansen, 14. Don Gansen, 15. Austin Williams, 16. Rick Hendrix, 17. Austin DeBlauw, 18. Markus Niemela, 19. Wally Pankratz, 20. Cody Williams, 21. Matt Mitchell, 22. Logan Williams. NT

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**C.Swanson flipped during the third heat. Niemela flipped during fourth heat. Pankratz flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Mitchell, Laps 4-30 D. Gardner

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: May 24 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway – “Salute To Indy”

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

May 9, 2014 - Altamahaw, North Carolina - Ace Speedway

HEAT RACE: (8 laps) 1. Scott Hunter (#14, Brown/Noffsinger), 2. Tyler Corriher (#12 Corriher), 3. Chris Lamb (#9 Lamb), 4. Calvin Carroll (#24 Carroll), 5. Blaine Leydig (#21 Leydig), 6. Nikki Carroll (#5 Carroll), 7. Nolan Allison (#16 Allison), 8. Ali Lewis (#28 Lamb). NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Scott Hunter, 2. Blaine Leydig, 3. Calvin Carroll, 4. Nolan Allison, 5. Nikki Carroll, 6. Ali Lewis, 7. Tyler Corriher, 8. Chris Lamb.

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 N.Carroll, Laps 3-26 Lamb, Laps 27-30 Hunter.

NEW HPD EASTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Hunter-319, 2-Leydig-295, 3-Lamb-294, 4-C.Carroll-273, 5-Corriher-255, 6-N.Carroll-214, 7-Jessica Bean-194, 8-Fletcher Wulf-134, 9-Eric Lewis-112, 10-Jake Nelke-85.

NEXT HPD EASTERN MIDGET RACE:May 10 - Callaway, VA - Franklin County Speedway

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

HOOSIER HUNDRED KICKS OFF HUGE RACING WEEKEND

The legendary Hoosier Hundred serves as the kickoff to the nation's biggest motorsports weekend. One of America's most prestigious dirt-track motorsports events, the 100-lap Hoosier Hundred for USAC Silver Crown cars will bring wheel-to-wheel action to pull the crowd to its feet at the Indiana State Fairground's one-mile dirt track in Indianapolis on Thursday, May 22.

Race promoter Bob Sargent, who also organizes Silver Crown races at Terre Haute, Ind., plus Springfield, Ill., and DuQuoin, Ill., made the switch to the Thursday event last season from the traditional Friday race because of a change in schedule at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Thursday running of the Hoosier Hundred allows the race to become the grand opening of the nation's best auto racing weekend by reducing conflicts with events surrounding the Indianapolis 500.

By running the Hoosier Hundred on Thursday, fans now may enjoy the dirt track race before heading to Carburetion Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway the following day. Also, this will allow Track Enterprises to work closely with the local race tracks in the area by not running on the same night.

"We're into our second year of building a new tradition with the Hoosier Hundred kicking off a huge race weekend in Indianapolis by racing on Thursday night at the Indiana State Fairgrounds,'' Sargent said. "It adds another day to an already action packed schedule surrounding the Indianapolis 500.''

The Hoosier Hundred dates back to 1953 and began as a September event. It moved to May and had been a Friday fixture for many years. This year, it's part of the 11-race USAC Silver Crown Championship Series, which began in April and ends in October.

Last season, Levi Jones won the Hoosier Hundred to end the three-peat hopes of Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. Coons aimed to become the third driver to win three in a row. Al Unser won four straight from 1970-1973 and Jimmy Bryan won from 1954-1956.

Over the years, the Hoosier Hundred has served as the perfect complement to the Indy 500, and the race still reminds long-time Indy 500 fans of the country's racing roots on dirt tracks. Seven winners of the Hoosier Hundred have also won the Indy 500, led by A.J. Foyt, who won the Hoosier Hundred six times and the Indy 500 four times.Thus, the historic one-mile dirt oval at the fairgrounds complex is known as the Track of Champions.

The Hoosier Lottery Grandstand opens at 3 p.m. on May 22 for the Hoosier Hundred with practice at 5 p.m., qualifying at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. UMP modifieds will also race. To purchase tickets, please call 217.764.3200. For more information go to www.trackenterprises.com or www.hoosier100.

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS CLASH AT QUEEN CREEK SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – MAY 7, 2014... This Saturday, May 10th, the cars and stars of the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will invade Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. Located within ET Motopark, the “Mother’s Day Race” will also feature the AMA Mod Lites, Pure Stocks, and the Robert Horne Ford Bombers. The Front Gates will open at 5:15pm and Racing is scheduled for 7:30pm.

Saturday’s event is the second appearance of the year for the non-wing sprints at Queen Creek. On April 12th, defending champion R.J. Johnson earned his first win of the campaign at the “Spring Fling.” In seven races at Arizona Speedway, Johnson leads all drivers with four victories and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. has two triumphs. “The Magic Man” Mike Martin won the series debut at the 1/3-mile oval on April 13, 2013.

After scoring third last Saturday at Prescott Valley, Josh Pelkey of Peoria has reclaimed the point lead. Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey holds a six point advantage with one feature win, one heat race victory, two hard charger awards, ten top-10 finishes, and 45 feature laps led. The former ASCA Champion will have his sights on his third career USAC SouthWest feature win at Arizona Speedway.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins has climbed to second in championship points. Last Saturday, the veteran driver earned his first series win at Prescott Valley behind the wheel of his #20 Performance Plus / Spike Chassis entry. Entering the fifth point race, Deskins has two heat race victories and seven top-10 finishes on the season. Shon will be looking to continue his winning ways this Saturday at Queen Creek.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye sits third in the USAC SouthWest point chase. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis raced to second in last Saturday’s feature after starting sixth. Currently, the five-time state champion has one feature win, five heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 11 feature laps led in 2014. “Chargin” Charles will be looking to continue his championship bid with his eighth series win.

Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson is currently fourth in the point standings. Driving Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson had a tough night at Prescott Valley and scored twentieth in the main event. To date, R.J. has one feature win, one heat race victory, one hard charger award, eight top-10 finishes, and 44 feature laps led on the year. The defending series champion will be looking to rebound with his thirteenth series victory this Saturday night.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix has climbed to fifth in the point chase. Racing the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi placed seventh in last Saturday’s main event. Heading to Queen Creek, the hard charging driver has one heat race victory and three top-10 finishes in the campaign. Matt will have his sights on making the “Mother’s Day Race” his second USAC SouthWest triumph.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Josh Shipley, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Nick Aiuto, Mike Colegrove, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Andy Reinbold, Mike Bonneau, Michael Curtis, Brian Hosford, Chris Bonneau, Stevie Sussex, Tom Lee, Mark Morin, Tom Ogle, and more.

Arizona Speedway is located within ET Motopark at 47346 N. Ironwood Road in Queen Creek, Arizona. To get to the track, exit Ironwood Drive on US 60, then head four miles south. Adult Tickets are $15, Senior Tickets are $12, Kids Tickets (11-7) are $5, and Children 6 and under are FREE. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars). ----------------------------------------------- USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Josh Pelkey-245, 2. Shon Deskins-239, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-237, 4. R.J. Johnson-212, 5. Matt Rossi-188, 6. Josh Shipley-175, 7. Tye Mihocko-162, 8. Nick Aiuto-159, 9. Mike Colegrove-151, 10. Bruce St. James-148, --. Mike Martin-148, 12. Andy Reinbold-145, 13. Mike Bonneau-136, 14. Michael Curtis-129, 15. Brian Hosford-126, 16. Chris Bonneau-108, 17. Stevie Sussex-98, 18. Tom Lee-79, 19. Mark Morin-75, 20. Tom Ogle-74.

 

 

VENTURA HOSTS USAC/CRA “ALL COAST CHALLENGE” THIS SATURDAY
By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – MAY 7, 2014... This Saturday, May 10th, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will invade Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway for the first time since September 2010. The $2,750-to-win, $350-to-start “All Coast Challenge” and “Fred Thomson Tribute Race” will also showcase the popular VRA Pro Dwarf Cars. The Pit Gates will open at Noon, the Front Gates will open at 3:00pm, Drivers Meeting at 3:00pm, with Racing scheduled for 5:30pm at “The Best Little Dirt Track In America.”

NOTICE TO USAC/CRA COMPETITORS: Thanks to Mike Grosswendt and All Coast Construction, every sprint car team racing with USAC/CRA at Ventura this Saturday will receive 2 FREE PIT PASSES and their ENTRY FEE WILL BE PAID (PER CAR). Mike has been a major supporter of racing on the West Coast for several years and his contributions are appreciated very much. The Hoosier 105/16 Medium is the ONLY legal right rear tire and all four corners must be Hoosier tires. Ventura Raceway has a strict 95db at 100 feet state mandated sound rule and track legal mufflers are Extreme Mufflers (Part #6014-3535 180 Degree, Part #3615-3535), Coast Fabrication (350x625x17-2sVRA), Spintech (180 Degree, 1545P Super Stock Series), B&B Performance (FRAC-0375-S, 180 Degree, with side outlet), Flowmaster (Hushpower, Suitcase- Part 53545-USAC.) The Flowmaster “Suitcase” is also the legal muffler for Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway, Petaluma Speedway, and Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway.

Saturday’s “All Coast Challenge” will mark the 16th appearance of the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The event also honors Fred Thomson who supported sprint car racing in 1955 until his passing in 2003. Fred is perhaps best known for owning cars raced by his son Jim and grandson Brandon with various 360 and 410 sprint car groups in California.

“The Ripper” Rip Williams claimed the inaugural Ventura USAC/CRA feature on May 22, 2004 and 9 drivers have earned victories. “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman leads all racers with six triumphs and Williams has two main event wins. Single victories have been recorded by Mike Kirby, Damion Gardner, Alan Ballard, Mike Spencer, Blake Miller, Scotty Weir, and Tyler Brown. On October 28, 2008, Miller set USAC/CRA’s 1-lap qualifying track record of 11.675, while Ron Shuman set the all-time track record of 11.527 on October 1, 1994.

Heading to Ventura, Concord’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner has a 39 point advantage over the competition. Racing Mark Alexander's #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner finished second last Saturday at Perris after restarting at the back. Entering the fifth point race, the defending champion has three feature wins, two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, three heat race victories, and 45 feature laps led to his credit. “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” will be looking to extend his point lead and earn his series leading 50th win this Saturday night.

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach ranks second in USAC/CRA point standings. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas scored fourth in last Saturday’s 30-lap main event. To date, the former USAC Western Midget Champion has one heat race victory and four top-10 finishes in the campaign. This Saturday, Nic will have his sights on earning his 11th career USAC/CRA feature win at Ventura Raceway.

Temecula’s Mike Spencer is third in the championship points. Driving Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer ran fifth in the Perris Auto Speedway feature. Heading to the “All Coast Challenge,” the five-time champion has two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, three top-10 finishes, and 11 feature laps led on the year. Mike will have his sights on earning his 35th career USAC/CRA victory on Saturday night.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda sits fourth in the USAC/CRA point chase. Racing his #37 MPD Racing / A.R.T. Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell rebounded from an early flip to score twelfth in the May 3rd feature. After four races, the former USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year has three top-10 finishes and three feature laps led to his credit. Matt will be looking to claim his sixth career USAC/CRA main event win at Ventura.

Huntington Beach’s Brody Roa has risen to fifth in the point standings. Piloting the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa finished seventh last Saturday night. Heading to the “Fred Thomson Tribute Race,” the 2012 Most Improved Driver has one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win and two top-10 finishes one the season. Brody will have his sights on claiming his second USAC/CRA victory at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

Currently seventh in points, Gary Taylor of Snohomish, Washington leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Yorba Linda’s Logan Williams, Cody Swanson of Norco, and Verdemont Heights’ Chris Gansen are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Jake Swanson, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, Richard Vander Weerd, Austin Williams, Ronnie Gardner, Greg Alexander, A.J. Bender, J.J. Ercse, Seth Wilson, Verne Sweeney, “Super” Rickie Gaunt, David Bezio, Kenny Perkins, Jace Vander Weerd, and more.

Ventura Raceway is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 West Harbor Blvd. in Ventura, California. Adult tickets are $25, Senior tickets (60 and older) are $15, Active Military tickets (ID Required) are #15, Student tickets (with ID) are $15, Kids tickets (7-12) are $10, and Children’s tickets (6 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.venturaraceway.com or call 805.648.RACE.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. For more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.
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AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner-286, 2-Nic Faas-247, 3-Mike Spencer-228, 4 Matt Mitchell-195, 5-Brody Roa-152, 6-Cory Kruseman-150, 7-Gary Taylor-143, 8-Jake Swanson-141, 9-Cody Williams-139, 10-Richard Vander Weerd-120, 11-Austin Williams-113, 12-R.J. Johnson-108, 13-Logan Williams-104, 14-Cody Swanson-95, 15-Ronnie Gardner-90, ---Greg Alexander-90, 17-Josh Pelkey-79, 18-A.J. Bender-75, 19-J.J. Ercse-68, ---Seth Wilson-68.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE:
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
May 10: Ventura Raceway - Ventura, CA (All Coast Challenge - Fred Thomson Tribute Race / $2,750-to-Win)
May 24: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Salute to Indy / $3,000-to-Win)
June 14: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA
June 27: Ocean Speedway - Watsonville, CA ($2,750-to-Win)
June 28: Petaluma Speedway - Petaluma, CA ($2,750-to-Win)
July 4: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Firecracker 40 / $3,000-to-Win)
July 5: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA ($2,750-to-Win)
August 16: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (California Racers Hall of Fame Night)
August 30: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / California Sprint Week)
August 31: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / California Sprint Week)
September 4: Silver Dollar Speedway - Chico, CA (Gold Cup Race of Champions / California Sprint Week / $2,750-to-Win)
September 5: Ocean Speedway - Watsonville, CA (California Sprint Week / $2,750-to-Win)
September 6: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA (California Sprint Week / $2,750-to-Win)
September 13: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Glenn Howard Classic)
October 11: Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA (Cotton Classic / $2,750-to-Win)
November 7: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals)
November 8: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $20,000-to-Win)
November 14: *Canyon Speedway - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)
November 15: *Canyon Speedway - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC National Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

TREY MARCHAM EARNS FIRST USAC WESTERN MIDGET WIN AT BAKERSFIELD
By Lance Jennings

BAKERSFIELD, CA – MAY 5, 2014... Taking the lead from Sean Dodenhoff on lap nineteen, Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma earned the Saturday night victory at Bakersfield Speedway. The 30-lap triumph was Marcham’s first series win as he was followed Ronnie Gardner, Johnathon Henry, Dodenhoff, and Troy Rutherford.

Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products machine, Trey Marcham qualified fourth out of the fourteen cars in attendance and won the program’s second heat race. Last season’s Rookie of the Year left Bakersfield with the dirt series point lead and ranked second in the overall standings. To date, Marcham has one fast time award, one heat race victory, two top-10 finishes, and 12 feature laps led to his credit.

Norco’s Ronnie Gardner took second at the checkered flags. Piloting the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner earned his first fast time award of the season and was fourth in his heat race. After the Bakersfield shootout, the defending champion has climbed to third in the dirt series and fifth in the overall standings. In addition, Ronnie has two top-10 finishes on the season.

After a torrid battle with Gardner, Johnathon Henry of Stockton claimed third at Bakersfield Speedway. Driving the Chad Nichols owned #17 “Team 17” machine, Henry was eleventh fast in time trials and won the night’s first 8-lap heat race. The versatile driver has risen to fifth in the dirt standings and ninth in the overall point chase.

After leading the first eighteen laps, Bakersfield’s Sean Dodenhoff scored fourth in the 30-lap feature. Racing his #9D Lightning Medical Pro / Torco Oil Spike, Dodenhoff qualified fifth overall and placed second in his heat race. Sean ended his night sixth in the dirt championship and tenth in the overall standings.

Troy Rutherford of Ojai claimed fifth in the 30-lap main event. Piloting Mike Sala’s #19 Sala Construction / Weldway Inc. Spike, Rutherford was seventh fast on the night and scored seventh in his heat race. The former VRA Sprint Car Champion sits thirteenth in the overall series and ninth in the dirt standings.

On Saturday, May 31st, the Honda USAC Western Midgets will travel to the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. Located on the Tulare County Fairgrounds, the showcase will also feature the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, and Racesaver Wing Sprints. For more information, visit www.tularethunderbowl.com or call 559.688.0909.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Rugged Radios, and Western Performance Parts for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET).
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HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS:
May 3, 2014 - Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-13.264; 2. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.273; 3. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-13415; 4. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-13.477; 5. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-13.608; 6. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-13.807; 7. Troy Rutherford, 19, Sala-13.938; 8. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-13.967; 9. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-14.014; 10. Steve Davis, 2, Davis-14.025; 11. Johnathon Henry, 17, Team 17-14.108; 12. Tyler Dolacki, 99, Dolacki-14.210; 13. Ricky Shelton, 71, Shelton-14.460; 14. Terry Nichols, 45, Nichols-14.560.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Johnathon Henry, 2. Sean Dodenhoff, 3. Alex Schutte, 4. Ronnie Gardner, 5. Ricky Shelton, 6. Pierovich, 7. Troy Rutherford. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Trey Marcham, 2. Chris Ennis, 3. Shannon McQueen, 4. Steve Davis, 5. Jarid Blondel, 6. Tyler Dolacki, 7. Terry Nichols. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps)
1. Trey Marcham, 2. Ronnie Gardner, 3. Johnathon Henry, 4. Sean Dodenhoff, 5. Troy Rutherford, 6. Steve Davis, 7. Alex Schutte, 8. Tyler Dolacki, 9. Scott Pierovich, 10. Chris Ennis, 11. Shannon McQueen, 12. Terry Nichols, 13. Ricky Shelton, 14. Jarid Blondel. NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Sean Dodenhoff, Laps 19-30 Trey Marcham.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINT STANDINGS:
1. Trey Marcham-137, 2. Alex Schutte-119, 3. Ronnie Gardner-107, 4. Jarid Blondel-80, 5. Johnathon Henry-62, 6. Sean Dodenhoff-60, 7. Jake Swanson-59, 8. Terry Goodwin-53, 9. Troy Rutherford-50, --. Steve Davis-50, 11. Chad Nichols-46, 12. Shannon McQueen-42, --. Tyler Dolacki-42, 14. Chris Ennis-41, 15. Scott Pierovich-39, 16. Ricky Shelton-31, --. Terry Nichols-31.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:
1. Alex Schutte-172, 2. Trey Marcham-137, 3. Jarid Blondel-130, 4. Chad Nichols-116, 5. Ronnie Gardner-107, 6. Jake Swanson-102, 7. Scott Pierovich-78, 8. Darrin Snider-73, 9. Johnathon Henry-62, 10. Sean Dodenhoff-60, 11. Nick Chivello-58, 12. Terry Goodwin-53, 13. Troy Rutherford-50, --. Steve Davis-50, 15. Shannon McQueen-42, --. Tyler Dolacki-42, 17. Chris Ennis-41, 18. Ricky Shelton-31, --. Terry Nichols-31.

2014 HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
May 31: Tulare, CA - Thunderbowl Raceway
July 5: Santa Maria, CA - Santa Maria Speedway (Party At The Coast)
July 19: *Hanford, CA - Kings Speedway (Jim Evett Memorial)
August 9: *Petaluma, CA - Petaluma Speedway (John Soares Classic)
August 30: Calistoga, CA - Calistoga Speedway (Louie Vermeil Classic)
August 31: Calistoga, CA - Calistoga Speedway (Louie Vermeil Classic)
September 4: *Chico, CA - Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup Race Of Champions)
September 20: Bakersfield, CA - Bakersfield Speedway
September 27: Visalia, CA - Plaza Park Raceway
November 20: #Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway (Western World Championships)
November 21: #Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway (Western World Championships)
November 22: #Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway (Western World Championships)
November 27: #Perris, CA Perris Auto Speedway (Turkey Night Grand Prix)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with BCRA Midgets.
# = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC National Midgets.
This schedule is subject to change.

2014 HONDA USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
June 7: *Madera Speedway – Madera, CA (Pombo/Sargent Classic)
July 12: *Madera Speedway – Madera, CA (Gerhardt Classic 100-laps)
September 13: *Madera Speedway – Madera, CA (Harvest Classic)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with BCRA Midgets.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

SHON DESKINS SCORES FIRST USAC SOUTHWEST WIN AT PRESCOTT VALLEY
By Lance Jennings

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ – MAY 5, 2014... Leading all 30-laps at Prescott Valley Speedway, Shon Deskins of Phoenix earned his first career USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph. With Saturday’s $1,500 main event win, Shon became the fourth different driver to claim victory in the four point races to date. “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Josh Pelkey, Mike Colegrove, and Chris Bonneau were the top-five drivers in Prescott Valley’s series debut.

Starting from the outside of the front row, Shon Deskins dominated the Prescott Valley feature in his #20 Performance Plus / Spike Chassis entry. After scoring third in his heat race, Deskins ranked fifth in passing points out of the twenty racers in attendance. After celebrating his win, the veteran driver has taken over second in the point standings with two heat race victories and seven top-10 finishes on the year.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. raced to second at Prescott Valley from the sixth starting spot. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis won the night’s third 8-lap heat race and was the high point driver entering the main event. The five-time state champion is currently third in the championship points with one feature win, five heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 11 feature laps led in 2014.

After scoring third in the main event, Josh Pelkey of Peoria has reclaimed the USAC SouthWest point lead. Piloting Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey ran second in his heat race and ranked third in passing points. To date, the former ASCA Champion has one feature win, one heat race victory, two hard charger awards, ten top-10 finishes, and 45 feature laps led.

Peoria’s Mike Colegrove took fourth in the Prescott Valley main event. Racing his #17M Precision Tile / Ellis Race Cars entry, Colegrove won the night’s first 8-lap heat race and was fourth in passing points. Climbing to ninth in the championship points, Mike has two heat race victories and three top-10 finishes on the season.

Chris Bonneau of Phoenix scored fifth in the SouthWest debut at Prescott Valley. Driving his #78 Priced Right Auto Sales Triple X, Bonneau placed fourth in his heat race and claimed sixth in passing points. As this writing goes to press, Chris ranks sixteenth in points with one top-10 finish in the campaign.

Peoria’s Josh Shipley earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a sixth place finish after starting twelfth. Piloting Bob Bishop’s #2 Beaver Stripes / RSS Industries machine, Shipley ran third in his heat race and ranked twelfth in passing points. The defending Challenge Cup Champion is sixth in the point standings with three top-10 finishes to his credit.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix raced to victory in the program’s second 8-lap heat race. Racing the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi was second in passing points and claimed seventh in the main event. Matt left Prescott Valley fifth in series points with three top-10 finishes in 2014.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars are back in action this Saturday, May 10th at Queen Creek's Arizona Speedway for the "Mother’s Day Race." The action packed card will also feature Mod Lites, Pure Stocks, and Bombers. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).
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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
May 3, 2014 – Prescott Valley, Arizona – Prescott Valley Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Mike Visser (#16V Visser), 6. Mark Morin (#28 Morin), 7. R.J. Johnson (#77M Johnson). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Tom Lee (#53 Lee), 7. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 4. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. Shon Deskins (2nd), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (6th), 3. Josh Pelkey (4th), 4. Mike Colegrove (3rd), 5. Chris Bonneau (1st), 6. Josh Shipley (12th), 7. Matt Rossi (5th), 8. Mike Bonneau (10th), 9. Stevie Sussex (8th), 10. Brian Hosford (9th), 11. Nick Aiuto (11th), 12. Mike Martin (16th), 13. Andy Reinbold (19th), 14. Bruce St. James (14th), 15. Tye Mihocko (7th), 16. Tom Lee (17th), 17. Mark Morin (20th), 18. Michael Curtis (15th), 19. Mike Visser (13th), 20. R.J. Johnson (18th). NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Shon Deskins.
HARD CHARGER: Josh Shipley (12th to 6th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. Josh Pelkey-245, 2. Shon Deskins-239, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-237, 4. R.J. Johnson-212, 5. Matt Rossi-188, 6. Josh Shipley-175, 7. Tye Mihocko-162, 8. Nick Aiuto-159, 9. Mike Colegrove-151, 10. Bruce St. James-148, --. Mike Martin-148, 12. Andy Reinbold-145, 13. Mike Bonneau-136, 14. Michael Curtis-129, 15. Brian Hosford-126, 16. Chris Bonneau-108, 17. Stevie Sussex-98, 18. Tom Lee-79, 19. Mark Morin-75, 20. Tom Ogle-74.

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
May 10: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ (Mother’s Day Race)
May 24: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Salute To Indy)
May 25: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Salute To Indy)
June 7: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
June 14: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Father’s Day Classic)
June 28: Prescott Valley Raceway - Prescott Valley, AZ
July 12: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
July 26: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Summer Slam)
August 1: Prescott Valley Raceway - Prescott Valley, AZ (Rick Stewart Memorial)
August 2: Prescott Valley Raceway - Prescott Valley, AZ (Rick Stewart Memorial)
August 13: Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 14: Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 15: 81 Speedway - Wichita, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 16: Dodge City Raceway Park - Dodge City, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 29: **El Paso Speedway Park - El Paso, TX (Border Tour)
August 30: **Southern New Mexico Speedway - Las Cruces, NM (Border Tour)
August 31: **Tularosa Speedway - Tularosa, NM (Border Tour)
September 6: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
September 20: Central Arizona Raceway - Casa Grande, AZ
September 27: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Brawl For It All / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series)
October 11: Prescott Valley Raceway - Prescott Valley, AZ
October 18: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Southwest Championships)
November 1: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
November 6: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series / Non-Points)
November 20: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 21: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 22: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC West Coast Sprints.
** = Co-Sanctioned Event with NMMRA Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

RICHARD VANDER WEERD EARNS FIRST USAC/CRA WIN AT PERRIS
By Lance Jennings

PERRIS, CA – MAY 4, 2014... After problems sidelined Austin Williams on lap 21, Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd inherited the lead and raced to victory at Perris Auto Speedway. Saturday’s $2,500 triumph was Richard’s first career Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature win. Fast qualifier Damion Gardner, Greg Alexander, Nic Faas, and Mike Spencer followed Vander Weerd to the checkered flags.

At the drop of the green flag, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams set the pace from the pole position and led the first three circuits. Cody’s younger brother Austin powered to the lead and began to run away from the field. Looking for his first “home track” victory, Austin’s hopes were erased after a reported broken axle ended his night. Vander Weerd took command and streaked to his first USAC/CRA feature win at "America's Premier Dirt Track."

Piloting the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard Vander Weerd qualified fourth out of the thirty cars in attendance and placed third in his heat race. The 2011 USAC West Coast Champion started third in the main event and left Perris tenth in USAC/CRA points with two top-10 finishes and 10 feature laps led on the season.

“The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord finished second in the 30-lap main event. Driving Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / Advanced Racing Suspension Spike, Gardner had been penalized and started twelfth in the main event. Early in the feature, the defending champion was caught in Matt Mitchell’s flip along with A.J. Bender. All three drivers were able to restart and with a damaged racecar, “The Demon” charged his way to the front. Earlier in the night, the point leader earned his series high 55th career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and won the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. To date, Gardner has three feature wins, two fast time awards, three heat race victories, and 45 feature laps led heading to Ventura this Saturday night.

After a late race scramble shuffled the running order, San Pedro’s Greg Alexander earned the Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a third place run from fourteenth. Racing Chuck Tyler Sr.’s #72 Racecrafters Chassis / Barnes Systems machine, Alexander was sixteenth fast in time trials and placed third in his heat race. Currently tied with Ronnie Gardner for fifteenth in the point standings, Greg enjoyed his best finish with USAC/CRA.

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach scored fourth in the Perris feature after a penalty cost him two positions. Crossing the finish line behind Vander Weerd, the pilot of Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike had qualified second overall and ran second in his heat race. Heading to Ventura, the 2008 Rookie of the Year ranks second in points with one heat race victory and four top-10 finishes in the campaign.

Temecula’s Mike Spencer claimed fifth in the wild main event. Driving Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer was third quick in time trials and won the Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. The five-time champion is currently third in USAC/CRA points with two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, three top-10 finishes, and 11 feature laps led.

For the second race in a row, A.J. Bender of San Marcos earned a heat race victory. Winning the DJ Safety Heat Race #2, the pilot of the family owned #21 K&R Motorsports / Rosson Racing DRC qualified fourteenth overall and was nineteenth in the feature. The California Lightning Sprint veteran is continuing to improve and ranks eighteenth in the point chase.

Ventura’s “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman won the Weld Racing / Pyrotect Racing Cells Heat Race #4. Racing Mark Priestley’s #7 Roy Miller Freight Lines / Sander Engineering Bullet, Kruseman was twelfth fast in time trials and was shuffled back to a sixth place finish after running third. Heading to his hometown track, the 2006 Champion has climbed to sixth in points with three heat race victories and two top-10 finishes on the season.

Logan Williams of Yorba Linda won the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main. Driving Jack Jory’s #5 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Stinger, Williams qualified seventeenth, placed fifth in his heat race, and scored tenth after starting fifteenth in the feature. Running thirteenth in points, the rookie contender has one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award and one top-10 finish in 2014.

This Saturday, May 10th, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will invade Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway for the first time since September 2010. The $2,750-to-win, $350-to-start “All Coast Challenge” and “Fred Thomson Tribute Race” will also showcase the VRA Pro Dwarf Cars. Located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 West Harbor Blvd. in Ventura, California, more event and ticket information can be found at www.venturaraceway.com or calling 805.648.RACE.

NOTICE TO USAC/CRA COMPETITORS: Thanks to Mike Grosswendt and All Coast Construction, EVERY SPRINT CAR TEAM racing at Ventura this Saturday will receive 2 FREE pit passes and their entry fee WILL BE PAID. All cars must run the Hoosier 105/16 Medium right rear tire and all four corners must be Hoosier. Ventura Raceway has a strict 95db at 100 feet state mandated sound rule and track legal mufflers are Extreme Mufflers (Part #6014-3535 180 Degree, Part #3615-3535), Coast Fabrication (350x625x17-2sVRA), Spintech (180 Degree, 1545P Super Stock Series), B&B Performance (FRAC-0375-S, 180 Degree, with side outlet), and Flowmaster (Hushpower, Part 53545-USAC “Suitcase.”) For more information, visit www.venturaraceway.com.

To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA).
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AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
May 3, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS:
1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.693; 2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.703; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.865; 4. Jake Swanson, Sertich-16.912, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.916; 6. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.946; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.020; 8. Rickie Gaunt, 9, McDonald-17.102; 9. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.124; 10. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.132; 11. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.169; 12. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-17.214; 13. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-17.270; 14. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.296; 15. Seth Wilson, 6W, Wilson-17.384; 16. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-17.419; 17. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.689; 18. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.759; 19. Ryan Bernal, 91X, Ferro-17.822; 20. J.J. Ercse, 14, Springstead-17.825; 21. Don Gansen, 7G, Gansen-17.837; 22. Kenny Perkins, 0K, Perkins-17.840; 23. Cal Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.935; 24. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-18.075; 25. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-18.249; 26. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.300; 27. Jack Hawley, 81, Watt-18.447; 28. Gary Potter, 6P, Potter-18.794; 29. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-NT; 30. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen- NT

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps)
1. Damion Gardner, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Cody Swanson, 5. Logan Williams, 6. Jeremy Ellertson, 7. Don Gansen, 8. Landon Hurst. 2:53.82

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps)
1. A.J. Bender, 2. Nic Faas, 3. Austin Williams, 4. Kenny Perkins, 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 6. Verne Sweeney, 7. Tony Everhart, 8. Chris Gansen. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps)
1. Mike Spencer, 2. Matt Mitchell, 3. Cody Williams, 4. Seth Wilson, 5. Cal Smith, 6. Jack Hawley, 7. Ryan Bernal. NT

WELD RACING / PYROTECT RACING CELLS HEAT RACE #4: (10 laps)
1. Cory Kruseman, 2. Jake Swanson, 3. Greg Alexander, 4. J.J. Ercse, 5. Jesse Denome, 6. Gary Potter, 7. Rickie Gaunt. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps)
1. Logan Williams, 2. Verne Sweeney, 3. Landon Hurst, 4. Chris Gansen, 5. Tony Everhart, 6. Jeremy Ellertson, 7. Jace Vander Weerd, 8. Cal Smith, 9. Don Gansen, 10. Gary Potter. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. Richard Vander Weerd (3rd), 2. Damion Gardner (12th), 3. Greg Alexander (14th), 4. Nic Faas (6th), 5. Mike Spencer (5th), 6. Cory Kruseman (9th), 7. Brody Roa (7th), 8. Jake Swanson (4th), 9. Cody Williams (1st), 10. Logan Williams (15th), 11. Cody Swanson (10th), 12. Matt Mitchell (8th), 13. Seth Wilson (13th), 14. Verne Sweeney (16th), 15. Jeremy Ellertson (19th), 16. J.J. Ercse (17th), 17. Austin Williams (2nd), 18. Landon Hurst (21st), 19. A.J. Bender (11th), 20. Chris Gansen (22nd), 21. Tony Everhart (20th), 22. Kenny Perkins (18th). NT
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**Gaunt flipped during the fourth heat. Mitchell flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Cody Williams, Laps 4-20 Austin Williams, Laps 21-30 Richard Vander Weerd.
KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Greg Alexander (14th to 3rd)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner-286, 2-Nic Faas-247, 3-Mike Spencer-228, 4 Matt Mitchell-195, 5-Brody Roa-152, 6-Cory Kruseman-150, 7-Gary Taylor-143, 8-Jake Swanson-141, 9-Cody Williams-139, 10-Richard Vander Weerd-120, 11-Austin Williams-113, 12-R.J. Johnson-108, 13-Logan Williams-104, 14-Cody Swanson-95, 15-Ronnie Gardner-90, ---Greg Alexander-90, 17-Josh Pelkey-79, 18-A.J. Bender-75, 19-J.J. Ercse-68, ---Seth Wilson-68.

 

 

DMA MIDGETS RESUME MAY 17;

PIERSON TAKES BEAR RIDGE "DOUBLE POINTS" OPENER

Adam Pierson of Bradford, Vt. won Saturday night's 25-lap USAC DMA Midget feature at Bear Ridge Speedway and has the early point lead in the series which resumes May 17 at Bear Ridge.

Pierson took the lead from Timothy Gallant on lap four and led the rest of the way to beat Jeff Champagne, Joe Krawiec, Anthony Nocella and Josh Sunn.

Adam Whitney led the first two laps. The race carried "double" points.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-132, 2-Jeff Champagne-130, 3-Anthony Nocella-116, 4-Joe Krawiec-114, 5-Josh Sunn-100, 6-Adam Whitney-100, 7-Scott Holcomb-92, 8-Timothy Gallant-92, 9-Ray Miller-80, 10-Scott Viets-76.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS HEAD FOR QUEEN CREEK;

PRESCOTT VALLEY YIELDS #1 FOR DESKINS

Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Ariz. is the new leader in USAC's Southwest Sprint Car Series, which continues this Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. He has a six-point lead over Shon Deskins, who posted his initial USAC feature victory in last Saturday's 30-lapper at Prescott Valley Raceway in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Deskins, of Phoenix, Ariz.. led all 30-laps at Prescott Valley, which was hosting its initial USAC race. Deskins piloted his Performance Plus/Ellis Race Cars entry to beat Charles Davis Jr., Pelkey, Mike Colegrove and Chris Bonneau.

Deskins was third at Queen Creek in April, while Pelkey was second. That race was won by R.J. Johnson, who is now fourth in the series standings.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Josh Pelkey-245, 2-Shon Deskins-239, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-237, 4-R.J. Johnson-212, 5-Matt Rossi-188, 6-Josh Shipley-175, 7-Nick Aiuto-159, 8-Mike Colegrove-151, 9-Mike Martin-148, 10-Bruce St. James-148.

 

 

ILLINOIS HOSTS "HUT HUNDRED" & "BELLEVILLE BASH"

A pair of Illinois events this weekend will impact the Honda USAC National Midget Series, with Friday's "Hut Hundred" at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City and Saturday's co-sanctioned POWRi "Belleville Bash" at the Belle Clair Speedway in Belleville.

Rico Abreu, who swept the recent "Kokomo Grand Prix," leads teammate and defending Honda National Dirt Midget Champion Christopher Bell by 14 points entering the two races.

Friday's "Hut Hundred" at Granite City begins a new tradition for the event which began in 1954 and has visited several venues through the years.

Brady Bacon, who just took over the point lead in the AMSOIL USAC National Sprit Car series this past weekend, is the most recent "Hut Hundred" winner, taking the 2012 race at Haubstadt, Ind. Last year's Granite City debut for the race which sports a three-abreast 33-car field, was rained out.

Zach Daum, Bryan Clauson, Darren Hagen, Bobby East, Dave Darland and Tracy Hines, like Bacon, have all won the "Hut Hundred" in the past 15 years. Trey Marcham, who leads the 2014 Honda USAC Western Dirt Midget standings, is also expected to compete in Friday's "Hut Hundred."

Hagen and Clauson each scored victories at Belle Clair Speedway last year.

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-139; 2-Christopher Bell-125; 3-Tracy Hines-114; 4-Tanner Thorson & Kevin Thomas Jr.-102; 6-Dave Darland-94; 7-Chris Windom-89; 8-Zach Daum-84; 9-Bryan Clauson-80; 10-Tyler Thomas-75.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGETS IDLE UNTIL TULARE ON MAY 31;

MARCHAM ANNEXES BAKERSFIELD MIDGET FEATURE

Trey Marcham, winner of Saturday night's Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway, has an 18-point lead over Alex Schutte in the new dirt standings going into a May 31 race at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Marcham, of Oklahoma City, Okla., sped to victory in the Keith Ford King Racing Products/A & A Precision Machine TCR/Esslinger. He passed Sean Dodenhoff on lap 19 and led the last 12 laps to win the 30-lap race over defending series champ Ronnie Gardner, Johnathon Henry, Dodenhoff and Troy Rutherford.

Schutte sits atop the overall Honda Western Midget standings after the race in which he finished seventh.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings: 1-Trey Marcham-137 2-Alex Schutte-119, 3-Ronnie Gardner-107, 4-Jarid Blondel-80, 5-Johnathon Henry-62, 6-Sean Dodenhoff-60, 7-Jake Swanson-59, 8-Terry Goodwin-53, 9-Troy Rutherford-50, 10-Steve Davis-50.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Alex Schutte-172, 2-Trey Marcham-137, 3-Jarid Blondel-130, 4-Chad Nichols-116, 5-Ronnie Gardner-107, 6-Jake Swanson-102, 7-Scott Pierovich-78, 8-Darin Snider-73, 9-Johnathon Henry-62, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-60.

 

 

VENTURA RACEWAY HOSTS CRA SATURDAY;

VANDER WEERD LANDS CRA #1 AT THE PAS

Spectacular Ventura (Calif.) Raceway, a staple for USAC participants for over a quarter-century, hosts the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint cars this Saturday. Defending series champion Damion Gardner enters the race 39 points ahead of Nic Faas in the latest standings.

Gardner's three-race series unbeaten winning streak ended Saturday at Perris (Calif.), although he made a spirited bid for the win. Gardner ended up underneath a flipping Matt Mitchell on lap three but restarted at the back and came on to take second behind eventual race winner Richard Vander Weerd.

Vander Weerd, of Visalia, Calif., earned his first career AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint feature victory at Perris. He piloted the Vander Weerd Constrcution/Stony Gate Development entry to the lead on lap 21 and paced the final 10 circuits to beat Gardner, Greg Alexander, Faas and Mike Spencer.

Cody Williams led three laps and Austin Williams led 17 before yielding to Vander Weerd.

Ventura's own Cory Kruseman, sixth in the latest series points, won the last USAC/CRA Sprint race at the track, four years ago.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-286, 2-Nic Faas-247, 3-Mike Spencer-228, 4-Matt Mitchell-195, 5-Brody Roa-152, 6-Cory Kruseman-150, 7-Gary Taylor-143, 8-Jake Swanson-141, 9-Cody Williams-139, 10-Richard Vander Weerd-120.

 

 

"TONY HULMAN CLASSIC" ON TAP MAY 21;

DARLAND GETS #49 AT EAGLE; SCHUERENBERG TOPS AT THE JUNCTION

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. Is the new point leader in the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship and will take a seven-point lead over defending champion Bryan Clauson into the May 21 "Tony Hulman Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

Bacon was third in Friday's "Rumble in the Bullring" at Eagle, Neb. and second in Saturday's race at McCool Junction, Neb. as the series visited back-to-back Nebraska tracks last weekend.

Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. earned his 49th series victory Friday at Eagle Raceway, leading the final 17 laps of the 30-lap race in his Racers Advantage Store/Frank Daigh DRC/Foxco Chevy. The win was his 100th in USAC competition, counting regional and National events.

Justin Grant led nine laps before yielding to Darland, then finished second ahead of Bacon, Tracy Hines and Clauson, who led the first four laps.

Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikeston, Mo. passed C.J. Leary on lap five and led the final 26 laps at Junction Motor Speedway Saturday in his Moses Motor Company/Ron Gorby's Howard Johnson Mach-1/Rider. Trailing runner-up Bacon were Hines, Darland and Clauson.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-459; 2-Bryan Clauson-452; 3-Dave Darland-431; 4-Tracy Hines-425; 5-Justin Grant-412; 6-Chase Stockon-410; 7-Jon Stanbrough-396; 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-367; 9-Chris Windom-314; 10-C.J. Leary-274.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

May 3, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.693; 2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.703; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.865; 4. Jake Swanson, Sertich-16.912, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.916; 6. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.946; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.020; 8. Rickie Gaunt, 9, McDonald-17.102; 9. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.124; 10. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.132; 11. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.169; 12. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-17.214; 13. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-17.270; 14. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.296; 15. Seth Wilson, 6W, Wilson-17.384; 16. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-17.419; 17. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.689; 18. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.759; 19. Ryan Bernal, 91X, Ferro-17.822; 20. J.J. Ercse, 14, Springstead-17.825; 21. Don Gansen, 7G, Gansen-17.837; 22. Kenny Perkins, 0K, Perkins-17.840; 23. Cal Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.935; 24. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-18.075; 25. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-18.249; 26. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.300; 27. Jack Hawley, 81, Watt-18.447; 28. Gary Potter, 6P, Potter-18.794; 29. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-NT; 30. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen- NT

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Roa, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. C.Swanson, 5. L.Williams, 6. Ellertson, 7. D.Gansen, 8. Hurst. 2:53.82

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bender, 2. Faas, 3. A. Williams, 4. Perkins, 5. J. Vander Weerd, 6. Sweeney, 7. Everhart, 8. C. Gansen. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. Mitchell, 3. C.Williams, 4. Wilson, 5. Smith, 6. Hawley, 7. Bernal. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Kruseman, 2. J.Swanson, 3. Alexander, 4. Ercse, 5. Denome, 6. Potter, 7. Gaunt. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. L.Williams, 2. Sweeney, 3. Hurst, 4. C.Gansen, 5. Everhart, 6. Ellertson, 7. J.Vander Weerd, 8. Smith, 9. D. Gansen, 10. Potter. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Damion Gardner, 3. Greg Alexander, 4. Nic Faas, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Cory Kruseman, 7. Brody Roa, 8. Jake Swanson, 9. Cody Williams, 10. Logan Williams, 11. Cody Swanson, 12. Matt Mitchell, 13. Seth Wilson, 14. Verne Sweeney, 15. Jeremy Ellertson, 16. J.J. Ercse, 17. Austin Williams, 18. Landon Hurst, 19. A.J. Bender, 20. Chris Gansen, 21. Tony Everhart, 22. Kenny Perkins. NT

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**Gaunt flipped during the fourth heat. Mitchell flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 C.Williams, Laps 4-20 A.Willliams, Laps 21-30 R.Vander Weerd.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-Garder-286, 2-Faas-247, 3-Spencer-228, 4-Mitchell-195, 5-Roa-152, 6-Kruseman-150, 7-Gary Taylor-143, 8-J.Swanson-141, 9-C.Williams-139, 10-R.Vander Weerd-120.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: May 10, 2014 – Ventura (CA) Raceway – “Fred Thomson Tribute Race”

 

 

USAC HONDA WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS:

May 3, 2014 – Bakersfield, California – Bakersfield Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-13.264; 2. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.273; 3. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-13415; 4. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-13.477; 5. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-13.608; 6. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-13.807; 7. Troy Rutherford, 19, Sala-13.938; 8. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-13.967; 9. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-14.014; 10. Steve Davis, 2, Davis-14.025; 11. Johnathon Henry, 17, Team 17-14.108; 12. Tyler Dolacki, 99, Dolacki-14.210; 13. Ricky Shelton, 71, Shelton-14.460; 14. Terry Nichols, 45, Nichols-14.560.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Henry, 2. Dodenhoff, 3. Schutte, 4. Gardner, 5. Shelton, 6. Pierovich, 7. Rutherford. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Marcham, 2. Ennis, 3. McQueen, 4. Davis, 5. Blondel, 6. Dolacki, 7. Nichols. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Trey Marcham, 2. Ronnie Gardner, 3. Johnathon Henry, 4. Sean Dodenhoff, 5. Troy Rutherford, 6. Steve Davis, 7. Alex Schutte, 8. Tyler Dolacki, 9. Scott Pierovich, 10. Chris Ennis, 11. Shannon McQueen, 12. Terry Nichols, 13. Ricky Shelton, 14. Jarid Blondel. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Dodenhoff, Laps 19-30 Marcham.

NEW USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1- Marcham-137 2-Schutte-119, 3-Gardner-107, 4-Blondel-80, 5-5-Henry-62, 6-Jake Swanson-59, 7-Terry Goodwin-53, 8-Rutherford-50, 9-Davis-50, 10-Chad Nichols-46

NEW USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1- Schutte-172, 2-Marcham-137, 3-Blondel-130, 4-Chad Nichols-116, 5-Gardner-107, 6-Jake Swanson-102, 7-Pierovich-78, 8-Darin Snider-73, 9-Henry-62, 10-Dodenhoff-60.

NEXT USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE: May 31 – Tulare, CA - Thunderbowl Raceway

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

May 3, 2014 – Madera, California – Madera Speedway – “Vukovich Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dylan Noble, 40, Noble-15.035, 2. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.121; 3. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.137; 4. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.187; 5. Ashley Hazelton, 32a, Hazelton-15.393; 6. Tom Patterson, 9, Patterson-15.419; 7. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-15.439; 8. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-15.493; 9. Joey Rayborne, 2U, USAC-16.367.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Noble, 2. Buckley, 3. Hazelton, 4. T.Breidinger, 5. Rayborne. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Jessop, 2. Patterson, 3. A.Breidinger, 4. Breckenridge. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Dylan Noble, 2. Cody Jessop, 3. Christine Breckenridge, 4. Toni Breidinger, 5. Shawn Buckley, 6. Tom Patterson, 7. Ashley Hazelton, 8. Annie Breidinger. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Breckenridge, Laps 5-30 Noble.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS: 1-Buckley-422, 2-T.Breidinger-287, 3-Noble-218, 4-Jessop-197, 5-Hazelton-197, 6-Breckenridge-194, 7-Raybourne-189, 8-A.Breidinger-183, 9-Patterson-157, 10-Michael Fanelli-136.

NEXT HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE: May 16– Visalia, CA – Plaza Park Raceway

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: May 17– Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Bullring

 

 

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS:

 May 3, 2014 – McCool Junction, Nebraska – Junction Motor Speedway

QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-16.227; 2. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.323; 3. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-16.368; 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-16.387; 5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.397; 6. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-16.434; 7. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.466; 8. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.508; 9. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.509; 10. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-16.723; 11. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-16.833; 12. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-16.880; 13. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-17.200; 14. Cody Brewer, 96, Brewer-17.509; 15. Dylan Kadous, 11x, RHR-17.762; 16. Brandon Stevenson, 0, Stevenson-17.830; 17. Tony Rost, 99, Rost-18.133.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Stockon, 3. Bacon, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Leary, 6. Andretti, 7. Mellenberndt, 8. Rost, 9. Kadous. 2:14.95

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Cockrum, 2. Darland, 3. Clauson, 4. Hines, 5. Schuerenberg, 6. Grant, 7. Brewer, 8. Stevenson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Hunter Schuerenberg, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Jon Stanbrough, 7. Chris Windom, 8. C.J. Leary, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Justin Grant, 11. Jarett Andretti, 12. Shane Cockrum, 13. Bret Mellenberndt, 14. Tony Rost, 15. Cody Brewer, 16. Brandon Stevenson, 17. Dylan Kadous. 9:11.78 ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Leary, Laps 5-30 Schuerenberg.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-459; 2-Clauson-452; 3-Darland-431; 4-Hines-425; 5-Grant-412; 6-Stockon-410; 7-Stanbrough-396; 8-Schuerenberg-367; 9-Windom-314; 10-Leary-274.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: May 21 – Terre Haute, Indiana – Terre Haute Action Track – “Tony Hulman Classic”

 

 

HPD USAC MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

May 3, 2014 - Columbus, Ohio - Columbus Motor Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Austin Nemire, 91, Nemire-14.508; 2. Adam Thomason, 74, Thomason-14.693; 3. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-14.746; 4. Nikki Carroll, 5, Carroll-15.053; 5. Jacob Stickle, 14, Stickle-15.195; 6. Steve Myers, 88, Myers-17.035.

HEAT RACE: (8 Laps) 1. Nemire, 2. Thomason, 3. C.Carroll, 4. N.Carroll, 5. Stickle, 6. Myers.

FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Austin Nemire, 2. Calvin Carroll, 3. Adam Thomason, 4. Jacob Stickle, 5. Nikki Carroll, 6. Steve Myers. NT --------------------------------------------------

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Thomason, Laps 8-20 Nemire.

NEW HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Nemire-148, 2-C.Carroll-127, 3-Stickle-119, 4-N.Carroll-115, 5-Myers-96, 6-Thomason-66, 7-Tate Martz-63.

NEXT HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE:May 23 - Indianapolis (IN) Speedrome

 

 

HPD USAC MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

May 2, 2014 – Xenia, Ohio – Kil-Kare Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Austin Nemire, 91, Nemire-13.410; 2. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-13.984; 3. Jacob Stickle, 14. Stickle-14.187; 4. Nikki Carroll, 5, Carroll-14.334; 5. Steve Myers, 88, Myers-16.776; 6. Tate Martz, 1, Steele-NT.

HEAT RACE: (8 Laps) 1. Nemire, 2. C.Carroll, 3. Martz, 4. N.Carroll, 5. Stickle. NT

FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Austin Nemire, 2. Tate Martz, 3. Jacob Stickle, 4. Nikki Carroll, 5. Calvin Carroll, 6. Steve Myers. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Martz, Laps 11-20 Nemire.

NEW HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Nemire-74, 2-Martz-63, 3-Stickle-62, 4-C.Carroll-60, 5-N.Carroll-59, 6-Myers-47.

NEXT HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE:May 3 – Columbus (OH) Motor Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS:

May 2, 2014 – Eagle, Nebraska – Eagle Raceway

QUALIFYING: 1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.642; 2. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-13.756; 3. Chase Stockon, 32/TBI-13.769; 4. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.774; 5. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-13.906; 6. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.938; 7. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.963; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-14.000; 9. Jon Stanbrough, 37, Dutcher-14.003; 10. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.023; 11. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.089; 12. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.138; 13. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.362; 14. Dylan Kadous, 11x, RHR-14.714; 15. Tony Rost, 99, Rost-14.717; 16. Cody Brewer, 96, Brewer-15.158; 17. Alex Schriever, 0, Davis-15.166; 18. Brandon Stevenson, 0x, Stevenson-15.183; 19. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Grant, 3. Darland, 4. Hines, 5. Andretti, 6. Brewer. 1:48.77

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Cockrum, 4. Kadous, 5. Mellenberndt, 6. Schriever. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Bacon, 3. Clauson, 4. Stockon, 5. Rost, 6. Stevenson. 1:50.37

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Jon Stanbrough, 7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 8. Chris Windom, 9. Shane Cockrum, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Jarett Andretti, 12. Bret Mellenberndt, 13. Tony Rost, 14. C.J. Leary, 15. Cody Brewer, 16. Dylan Kadous, 17. Brandon Stevenson, 18. Alex Schriever, 19. Nathan Moore. NT ---------------------------- **Brewer flipped on lap 14 of the Feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Clauson, Laps 5-13 Grant, Laps 14-30 Darland.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Clauson-398; 2-Bacon-390; 3-Grant-376; 4-Darland-372; 5-Stockon-367; 6-Hines-361; 7-Stanbrough-342; 8-Schuerenberg-300; 9-Windom-264; 10-Leary-229.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: May 3 – McCool Junction, Nebraska – Junction Motor Speedway

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS DEBUT AT PRESCOTT VALLEY SATURDAY
By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – APRIL 29, 2014... This Saturday, May 3rd, the popular USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will make their series debut at Prescott Valley Speedway. Hosted by General Manager Bugs Norbury, the action packed “premier show” will also feature the Prescott Valley Dwarf Cars, Copper State Mod Lites, and SCRA Factory Stocks. The Pit Gate will open at 4:00pm, the Front Gates will open at 5:00pm, and Racing is scheduled for 7:00pm.

While new to the series, the Yavapai County Fairgrounds was the “home track” for the Challenge Cup Sprints and has held special sprint car events. This season, the 3/8-mile oval will showcase five USAC SouthWest Sprint Car dates and history will be made this Saturday night. A talented roster of drivers will be on hand with their sights on adding Prescott Valley Speedway to their win list.

After finishing second in last Saturday’s “Canyon Clash,” R.J. Johnson of Phoenix has taken over the point lead. Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson has one feature win, one heat race victory, one hard charger award, eight top-10 finishes, and 44 feature laps led to his credit. The defending series champion will be looking to earn his series leading 13th main event win at Prescott Valley.

Entering the fourth point race of the campaign, Peoria’s Josh Pelkey is second in the point standings. Driving Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey earned his second hard charger award at Canyon with a seventh place run from twenty-second. The former ASCA Champion has one feature win, one heat race victory, nine top-10 finishes, and 45 feature laps led on the year. Josh will be looking to score his third career USAC SouthWest victory on Saturday.

Shon Deskins of Phoenix ranks third in the chase for the championship. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry, Deskins placed twelfth in the “4th Annual Canyon Clash.” To date, the veteran driver has two heat race victories and six top-10 finishes in 2014. On Saturday, Shon will have his sights on claiming his first USAC feature win at Prescott Valley Speedway.

After winning last Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park, Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. has climbed to fourth in series points. Racing the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis has four heat race victories, seven top-10 finishes, and 11 feature laps led on the season. “Chargin” Charles will be looking to continue his championship bid with a Saturday night victory.

Josh Shipley of Peoria has risen to fifth in the point chase. Driving Bob Bishop’s #2 Beaver Strips / RSS Industries machine, Shipley charged from sixteenth to sixth in the “Canyon Clash.” With two top-10 finishes on the year, last season’s Challenge Cup Champion will have his sights on his first USAC SouthWest main event win.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Nick Aiuto, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Matt Rossi, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Andy Reinbold, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Michael Curtis, Mike Bonneau, Brian Hosford, Mike Colegrove, Tom Ogle, Stevie Sussex, Tom Lee, Chris Bonneau, and more.

Prescott Valley Speedway is located on the Yavapai County Fairgrounds at 10501 Highway 89A in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Adult tickets (11 and up) are $18 and Kids tickets (10 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.pvraceway.com or call 928.925.9858.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).
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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-197, 2. Josh Pelkey-180, 3. Shon Deskins-171, 4. Charles Davis Jr.-166, 5. Josh Shipley-124, 6. Nick Aiuto-123, 7. Bruce St. James-119, 8. Matt Rossi-118, 9. Mike Martin-116, --. Andy Reinbold-116, 11. Tye Mihocko-112, 12. Michael Curtis-108, 13. Mike Bonneau-91, 14. Brian Hosford-88, 15. Mike Colegrove-76, 16. Tom Ogle-74, 17. Stevie Sussex-55, --. Tom Lee-55, 19. Chris Bonneau-54, 20. Michael Woodruff-53, --. Alex Pettas-53, --. Mark Morin-53.

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
May 3: Prescott Valley Speedway - Prescott Valley, AZ
May 10: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ (Mother’s Day Race)
May 24: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Salute To Indy)
May 25: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Salute To Indy)
June 7: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
June 14: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Father’s Day Classic)
June 28: Prescott Valley Speedway - Prescott Valley, AZ
July 12: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
July 26: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Summer Slam)
August 1: Prescott Valley Speedway - Prescott Valley, AZ (Rick Stewart Memorial)
August 2: Prescott Valley Speedway - Prescott Valley, AZ (Rick Stewart Memorial)
August 13: Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 14: Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 15: 81 Speedway - Wichita, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 16: Dodge City Raceway Park - Dodge City, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 29: **El Paso Speedway Park - El Paso, TX (Border Tour)
August 30: **Southern New Mexico Speedway - Las Cruces, NM (Border Tour)
August 31: **Tularosa Speedway - Tularosa, NM (Border Tour)
September 6: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
September 20: Central Arizona Raceway - Casa Grande, AZ
September 27: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Brawl For It All / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series)
October 11: Prescott Valley Speedway - Prescott Valley, AZ
October 18: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Southwest Championships)
November 1: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
November 6: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series / Non-Points)
November 20: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 21: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 22: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC West Coast Sprints.
** = Co-Sanctioned Event with NMMRA Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

62ND "HUT HUNDRED" AT GRANITE CITY MAY 9;

OPENS BIG ILLINOIS USAC MIDGET WEEKEND

One of America's most revered short-track motorsports events unfolds for the 62nd time on Friday night, May 9 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. It's the "Hut Hundred," a spectacular 100-lap race featuring a scheduled classic three-abreast 33-car starting field on one of the country's most exciting dirt ovals.

It kick-starts a weekend which includes Saturday's May 10 "Belleville Bash" for USAC and POWRi Midgets at the banked Belle Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill.

Debuting in 1954 at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, the historic Hut Hundred has generated its share of memories in its 60-plus years.

Winners of the prestigious race have included Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt, whose 1961 victory from the last starting position is legendary. Other winners include drivers who graduated onto NASCAR stardom, like Tony Stewart, Jason Leffler and Jeff Gordon and USAC Hall of Famers Rich Vogler, Gary Bettenhausen, Pancho Carter, Mel Kenyon, Don Branson, Tony Bettenhausen and St. Louis-area standout Bob Wente.

It will mark the debut of the race at Tri-City Speedway, which suffered a rainout last year. The race finds a new home this year after visiting Indiana tracks like Terre Haute, the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Lincoln Park Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway and Tri-State Speedway.

Tri-City Speedway, which has been transformed into an exciting 3/8-mile track in recent years, has hosted 61 USAC races since 1961 when Danny Frye won the inaugural USAC race there. The "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" has now become a fixture at the track and Rico Abreu, Bryan Clauson and Christopher Bell all found victory lane there last year.

Brady Bacon won the most recent Hut Hundred, in 2012, and the race has featured 11 different winners in the last 11 runnings!

The May 9 program includes UMP Modifieds with $700-to-win. Tickets are a bargain at $20, with kids 12 and under free. Gates open at 5 pm.

 

 

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGETS INVADE BAKERSFIELD THIS SATURDAY
By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – APRIL 29, 2014... After a break in the schedule, the popular Honda USAC Western Midget Series will make their first of two appearances at Bakersfield Speedway. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the action packed card will also feature Hobby Stocks, American Stocks, and Mini Dwarfs. The Front Gates will open at 4:00pm with Racing scheduled for 6:00pm at "The West's Fastest 1/3-Mile High Banked Clay Oval."

Saturday’s event will mark the 98th appearance of the USAC Western Midgets at Bakersfield’s clay oval. P.J. Jones claimed the inaugural victory on July 3, 1987 and 52 drivers have earned feature wins. Sleepy Tripp and Robby Flock are tied for the series lead with eight triumphs followed by Billy Boat (7), Jay Drake (5), and “Flash” Jordan Hermansader (4). On June 21, 1997, Ricky Shelton set the 1-lap qualifying track record of 12.339 on his way to the series championship.

After rain washed out the March 1st finale of Canyon Speedway Park’s “Copper On Dirt,” R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona holds a four point advantage in the dirt series. On February 28th, the pilot of Bobby Martin’s #51 Weiler Farms / Pecon Builders Spike won the night’s first heat race and led all 20-laps to earn his second career series triumph. Also ranked sixth in the overall point chase, R.J. will skip Bakersfield to compete with the USAC SouthWest Sprints at Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Redding’s Alex Schutte is second in the dirt series and the overall series point leader. Racing the Schutte/McElwee #28 Aircraft Electrical Components / Ontario West Spike, Schutte placed fourth in his heat race and ran second in Canyon’s season opener. Scoring fifth on the Madera pavement on March 30th, the 2010 Champion will be looking to claim his third career series victory.

Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ranks third in the dirt championship points. Driving Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham earned his career first fast time award and took third at Canyon’s season opener. Currently seventh in the overall points, last season’s Rookie of the Year will have his sights on his first feature win at Bakersfield Speedway.

Anaheim’s Jake Swanson is fourth in the Western Midget Dirt point chase and third in the overall standings. Piloting the Van Dyne/Swanson #5 Van Dyne Engineering / Ram Bull Spike, Swanson claimed fifth at Canyon and finished tenth at Madera Speedway. At press time, the young driver may miss Bakersfield to race at Perris Auto Speedway with the USAC/CRA Sprints.

Terry Goodwin of Laveen, Arizona sits fifth in the dirt standings and ninth in the overall point chase. Racing Misty Goodwin’s #2G Combs Construction / Goodwin Racing Spike, Goodwin earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a fourth place run from seventh at Canyon. Racing primarily close to home, Terry is not expected to compete at Bakersfield Speedway.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Jarid Blondel, Chad Nichols, Ronnie Gardner, Shannon McQueen, Randi Pankratz, Scott Pierovich, Terry Nichols, Johnathon Henry, Kyle Edwards, Nick Chivello, Britton Bock, Sean Dodenhoff, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Ricky Shelton, and more.

Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 North Chester Extension in Bakersfield, California. Adult tickets are $16, Senior (65 & older) are $14, Military tickets (with ID) are $14, Kids tickets (12-6) are $6, and Children’s tickets (5 and under) are FREE. The Pit Gate will open at 1:00pm and for event information, visit the track’s website at www.bakersfieldspeedway.com or call 661.393.3373.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Rugged Radios, and Western Performance Parts for their support. For more information on the series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets).
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HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-71, 2. Alex Schutte-67, 3. Trey Marcham-66, 4. Jake Swanson-59, 5. Terry Goodwin-53, 6. Jarid Blondel-51, 7. Chad Nichols-46, 8. Ronnie Gardner-39, 9. Jeff Perry-1.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:
1. Alex Schutte-120, 2. Chad Nichols-116, 3. Jake Swanson-102, 4. Jarid Blondel-101, 5. Darrin Snider-73, 6. R.J. Johnson-71, 7. Trey Marcham-66, 8. Nick Chivello-58, 9. Terry Goodwin-53, 10. Ronnie Gardner-39, --. Scott Pierovich-39, 12. Jeff Perry-1.

2014 HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
May 3: Bakersfield, CA - Bakersfield Speedway
May 31: Tulare, CA - Thunderbowl Raceway
July 5: Santa Maria, CA - Santa Maria Speedway (Party At The Coast)
July 19: *Hanford, CA - Kings Speedway (Jim Evett Memorial)
August 9: *Petaluma, CA - Petaluma Speedway (John Soares Classic)
August 30: Calistoga, CA - Calistoga Speedway (Louie Vermeil Classic)
August 31: Calistoga, CA - Calistoga Speedway (Louie Vermeil Classic)
September 4: *Chico, CA - Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup Race Of Champions)
September 20: Bakersfield, CA - Bakersfield Speedway
September 27: Visalia, CA - Plaza Park Raceway
November 20: #Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway (Western World Championships)
November 21: #Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway (Western World Championships)
November 22: #Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway (Western World Championships)
November 27: #Perris, CA Perris Auto Speedway (Turkey Night Grand Prix)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with BCRA Midgets.
# = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC National Midgets.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS RETURN TO PERRIS SATURDAY
By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – APRIL 28, 2014... The cars and stars of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will invade Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, May 3rd. The fourth point race of the campaign will also feature the PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Gun Sprints, and the winged California Lightning Sprints. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm, with racing at "America's Premier Dirt Track" to begin at 7:00pm.

NOTICE TO USAC/CRA COMPETITORS: The Hoosier 105/16 Medium is the ONLY legal right rear tire and all four corners must be Hoosier tires. Fuel-injected iron-block 360 sprints must use the Hoosier 105/16 Medium and carbureted spec sprints can still use their local track legal Hoosier tires with USAC/CRA.

Since March 2004, 162 USAC/CRA Sprint Car races have been held at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds and 30 drivers have claimed victories. Two-time champion and current point leader “The Demon” Damion Gardner leads all drivers with 28 “home track” wins followed by Mike Spencer (24), “The Cowboy” Tony Jones (19), “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman (17), and Nic Faas (9). Faas holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 15.833 set on February 25, 2012.

Entering Saturday’s contest, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord holds a 31 point advantage over the competition. Piloting Mark Alexander's #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner is the hottest driver on the circuit, winning all three previous races (2/28 Canyon, 3/15 Perris, and 4/12 Perris). To date, “The Demon” also has one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, and 45 feature laps led to his credit. “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” will have his sights on his series leading 50th career win and tying his record of four consecutive victories in 2005.

Huntington Beach’s Nic Faas is second in the championship point chase. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas ran fourth at Perris Auto Speedway on April 12th. The former USAC Western Midget Champion has one heat race victory and three top-10 finishes on the season. This Saturday, Nic will be looking for his 11th career USAC/CRA feature win.

Mike Spencer of Temecula has climbed to third in the point standings. Driving Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer earned his second Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award (tying Gardner’s record of 54) and claimed second in the April 12th “So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular.” In addition, the five-time champion has one heat race victory, two top-10 finishes, and 11 feature laps led on the season. Mike will have his sights on earning his 35th career USAC/CRA victory on Saturday night.

Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell has risen to fourth in the USAC/CRA point standings. Piloting his #37 MPD Racing / A.R.T. Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell led the first three laps of the April 12th main event before taking third at the checkered flags. At press time, the former USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year has three top-10 finishes in the campaign. At Perris, Matt will be looking to add his sixth career USAC/CRA feature winning trophy to his collection.

After finishing sixth at Perris on April 12th, Gary Taylor of Snohomish, Washington sits fifth in the point standings. Racing Gerry Cook’s #04G Lucas Oil / Beaver Stripes RSS, Taylor has two top-10 finishes and 23 feature laps led on the season. At press time, the versatile driver has been competing in the Midwest and may miss Saturday’s action at Perris Auto Speedway.

Currently fourteenth in the standings, Yorba Linda’s Logan Williams leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Norco’s Cody Swanson and Chris Gansen of Verdemont Heights are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Brody Roa, “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, Jake Swanson, Austin Williams, A.J. Bender, Richard Vander Weerd, “Super” Rickie Gaunt, David Bezio, J.J. Ercse, Verne Sweeney, Seth Wilson, Jace Vander Weerd, “The Ripper” Rip Williams, and more.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California. Adult tickets are $25, Senior tickets are $20, Active Military, Students (13-18), and Kids tickets (6-12) are $5. Children’s tickets (5 and under) are FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA). Mike Truex's Loudpedal Productions has DVDs available for purchase that feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. For more information, call 805.407.7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.
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AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner-215, 2-Nic Faas-184, 3-Mike Spencer-171, 4-Matt Mitchell-159, 5-Gary Taylor-143, 6-R.J. Johnson-108, 7-Brody Roa-103, 8-Cory Kruseman-97, 9-Cody Williams-97, 10-Jake Swanson-92, 11-Ronnie Gardner-90, 12-Austin Williams-87, 13-Josh Pelkey-79, 14-Logan Williams-67, 15-Cody Swanson-59, 16-Charles Davis Jr.-58, 17-Richard Vander Weerd-52, --A.J. Bender-52, 19-Josh Hodges-51, 20-Mike Martin-50.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE:
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
May 3: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA
May 10: Ventura Raceway - Ventura, CA ($2,750-to-Win)
May 24: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Salute to Indy / $3,000-to-Win)
June 14: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA
June 27: Ocean Speedway - Watsonville, CA ($2,750-to-Win)
June 28: Petaluma Speedway - Petaluma, CA ($2,750-to-Win)
July 4: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Firecracker 40 / $3,000-to-Win)
July 5: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA ($2,750-to-Win)
August 16: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (California Racers Hall of Fame Night)
August 30: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / California Sprint Week)
August 31: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / California Sprint Week)
September 4: Silver Dollar Speedway - Chico, CA (Gold Cup Race of Champions / California Sprint Week / $2,750-to-Win)
September 5: Ocean Speedway - Watsonville, CA (California Sprint Week / $2,750-to-Win)
September 6: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA (California Sprint Week / $2,750-to-Win)
September 13: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Glenn Howard Classic)
October 11: Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA (Cotton Classic / $2,750-to-Win)
November 7: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals)
November 8: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $20,000-to-Win)
November 14: *Canyon Speedway - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)
November 15: *Canyon Speedway - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC National Sprints.

 

 

CHARLES DAVIS JR. WINS SHOOTOUT AT CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK
By Lance Jennings

PEORIA, AZ – APRIL 27, 2014... In one of the hardest fought main events in series history, Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. won Saturday’s “Canyon Clash” at Canyon Speedway Park. Battling back and forth with R.J. Johnson, Davis emerged with his first $1,500 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory of the season. Johnson, Matt Rossi, Andy Reinbold, and Stevie Sussex followed “Chargin” Charles to the checkered flags.

Starting sixth in the main event, “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. piloted the Massey Motorsports owned #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS past Johnson on the fifteenth circuit. R.J. quickly regrouped and powered to the lead six laps later. Looking for his seventh career series win, Davis regained the lead on lap twenty-six and streaked to the “Canyon Clash” triumph. Earlier in the program, the five-time Arizona champion won the night’s first 8-lap heat race and was the high point driver entering the main event. Davis left Canyon Speedway Park fourth in points with four heat race victories, seven top-10 finishes, and 11 feature laps led to his credit.

Leading nineteen laps of the main event, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix ran second in the “Canyon Clash.” Driving the Bill Michaels owned #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, the defending series champion placed fourth in his heat race, ranked sixth in passing points, and started on the pole position. Johnson has taken over the points lead with one feature win, one heat race victory, one hard charger award, eight top-10 finishes, and 44 feature laps led.

Phoenix’s Matt Rossi charged from the eleventh spot to claim third at Canyon Speedway Park. Racing the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi took fourth in his heat race and was eleventh in passing points. In limited appearances, Rossi sits eighth in the SouthWest point chase with two top-10 finishes on the season.

Andy Reinbold of Gilbert scored fourth in the “4th Annual Canyon Clash.” Piloting Todd Underwood’s #19 AME Electrical / Ross Equipment Rentals RSS, Reinbold claimed second in his heat race and ranked third in passing points. The veteran driver sits tenth in championship points with one semi-main win and two top-10 finishes in the campaign.

Tempe’s Stevie Sussex placed fourth in the Canyon Speedway Park feature after starting eighth. Driving the #1DM D&M Motorsports / The Surprise Shop entry, Sussex took second in his heat race and ranked eighth in passing points. In limited starts, Stevie is tied for seventeenth in the point standings with one hard charger award and three top-10 finishes.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a seventh place finish after starting twenty-second. Racing Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey scored seventh in his heat race and ranked twenty-second in passing points. The veteran driver has slipped to second in points with one feature win, one heat race victory, two hard charger awards, nine top-10 finishes, and 45 feature laps led.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins won the night’s second 8-lap heat race. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis machine, Deskins was fourth in passing points and scored twelfth in the main event. As this writing goes to press, Shon is ranked third in the SouthWest point standings with two heat race victories and six top-10 finishes in 2014.

Mike Colegrove of Peoria raced to his first 8-lap heat race victory of the campaign. Driving his #17M Precision Tile / Ellis Race Cars entry, Colegrove was second in passing points and finished ninth in the main event. Mike is currently sixteenth in the championship points with two top-10 finishes on the season.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will make their debut at Prescott Valley Raceway on Saturday, May 3rd. The action packed “premier show” will also showcase the Prescott Valley Dwarf Cars, Copper State Mod Lites, and SCRA Factory Stocks. Advance tickets are on sale and for more information, visit www.pvraceway.com or call 928.925.9858.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Tire, Racers Advantage Store, and the Hose Advantage Store for their support. For more information on the group, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SouthwestSprintCars).
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USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
April 26, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – "Canyon Clash"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Alex Pettas (#T164 Pettas), 3. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 4. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles), 7. Tom Lee (#53 Lee), 8. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Reinbold), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 5. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 7. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps)
1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. Charles Davis Jr. (6th), 2. R.J. Johnson (1st), 3. Matt Rossi (11th), 4. Andy Reinbold (4th), 5. Stevie Sussex (8th), 6. Josh Shipley (16th), 7. Josh Pelkey (22nd), 8. Mike Martin (19th), 9. Mike Colegrove (5th), 10. Mike Bonneau (13th), 11. Nick Aiuto (2nd), 12. Shon Deskins (3rd), 13. Bruce St. James (9th), 14. Brian Hosford (18th), 15. Michael Curtis (14th), 16. Dennis Giles (21st), 17. Tom Lee (20th), 18. Alex Pettas (7th), 19. Mark Morin (17th), 20. Tye Mihocko (10th), 21. Chris Bonneau (12th), 22. Tom Ogle (15th). NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 R.J. Johnson, Laps 15-20 Charles Davis Jr., Laps 21-25 R.J. Johnson, Laps 26-30 Charles Davis Jr.
HARD CHARGER: Josh Pelkey (22nd to 7th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-196, 2. Josh Pelkey-180, 3. Shon Deskins-168, 4. Charles Davis Jr.-160, 5. Josh Shipley-124, 6. Nick Aiuto-121, 7. Bruce St. James-119, 8. Matt Rossi-118, 9. Mike Martin-116, 10. Andy Reinbold-112, 11. Tye Mihocko-112, 12. Michael Curtis-108, 13. Mike Bonneau-91, 14. Brian Hosford-88, 15. Tom Ogle-74, 16. Mike Colegrove-71, 17. Stevie Sussex-55, --. Tom Lee-55, 19. Chris Bonneau-54, 20. Michael Woodruff-53, --. Alex Pettas-53

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
May 3: Prescott Valley Raceway - Prescott Valley, AZ
May 10: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ (Mother’s Day Race)
May 24: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Salute To Indy)
May 25: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Salute To Indy)
June 7: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
June 14: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Father’s Day Classic)
June 28: Prescott Valley Raceway - Prescott Valley, AZ
July 12: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
July 26: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Summer Slam)
August 1: Prescott Valley Raceway - Prescott Valley, AZ (Rick Stewart Memorial)
August 2: Prescott Valley Raceway - Prescott Valley, AZ (Rick Stewart Memorial)
August 13: Lawton Speedway - Lawton, OK (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 14: Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, OK (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 15: 81 Speedway - Wichita, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 16: Dodge City Raceway Park - Dodge City, KS (Freedom Tour / $2,500-to-Win / Non-Points)
August 29: **El Paso Speedway Park - El Paso, TX (Border Tour)
August 30: **Southern New Mexico Speedway - Las Cruces, NM (Border Tour)
August 31: **Tularosa Speedway - Tularosa, NM (Border Tour)
September 6: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
September 20: Central Arizona Raceway - Casa Grande, AZ
September 27: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Brawl For It All / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series)
October 11: Prescott Valley Raceway - Prescott Valley, AZ
October 18: Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Southwest Championships)
November 1: Arizona Speedway - Queen Creek, AZ
November 6: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series / Non-Points)
November 20: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 21: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 22: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC West Coast Sprints.
** = Co-Sanctioned Event with NMMRA Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

WESTERN DIRT MIDGETS DEBUT AT BAKERSFIELD

The 2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Series kick-starts Saturday night at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway and once again Ronnie Gardner appears to be the driver to beat.

Ronnie won nine races in 21 starts last year for Six-8 Motorsports on his way to the championship which he won by a whopping 326 points over runner-up Jake Swanson.

Gardner's victories came at six different tracks. He won three times at Ventura and twice at Petaluma, while Bakersfield was one of four other venues. They included Visalia, Watsonville and Chico.

 

 

PRESCOTT VALLEY WELCOMES SOUTHWEST SPRINTS SATURDAY;

DAVIS' 12TH ARIZONA WIN COMES IN "CANYON CLASH"

The USAC Southwest Sprint cars make their debut appearance at the one-third mile dirt Prescott Valley Speedway in Prescott Valley, Ariz. Saturday.

R.J. Johnson enters the race 16 points ahead of Josh Pelkey in the standings but he'll keep an eye on fourth-ranking Charles Davis Jr. as they battle for the all-time lead in USAC Arizona victories.

Davis, of Buckeye, Ariz. tied Johnson and Bryan Clauson as the winningest USAC drivers in Arizona history all-time with his 12th career Arizona USAC win Saturday night at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria. Davis passed Johnson on the 26th lap and led the last five circuits in his RSS Industries/Rod End Supply RSS/Don Ott to win the 4th Annual "Canyon Clash." Johnson took second ahead of Matt Rossi, Andy Reinbold and Stevie Sussex. Johnson led 19 of the feature laps and Davis the other 11.

Shon Deskins sits third in the current Southwest standings, 28 points behind Johnson.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-196, 2-Josh Pelkey-180, 3-Shon Deskins-168, 4-Charles Davis Jr.-160, 5-Josh Shipley-124, 6-Nick Aiuto-121, 7-Bruce St. James-119, 8-Matt Rossi-118, 9-Mike Martin-116, 10-Andy Reinbold-112.

 

 

"DOUBLE POINTS" FOR SATURDAY'S DMA MIDGET OPENER

This Saturday night's opening race of the USAC DMA Midget Series at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. offers "double" points, so it will be pivotal in the early battle for the 2014 championship.

Joe Krawiec, the defending series champ, who also won the series championship debut in 2011, will again be among 2014 title hopefuls, along with 2012 king Kevin Chaffee.

Krawiec leads the all-time winners' list with seven career wins, while Adam Pierson has five and Scott Holcomb has four. Chaffee has won three times.

 

 

WEST COAST, CLASSIC SPRINTS AT OCEAN, THUNDERBOWL IN MAY;

RAIN CLAIMS RACES AT KINGS & THUNDERBOWL

USAC's West Coast and Western Classic Sprint cars combine again May 16-17 for back-to-back races at Watsonville and Tulare, Calif. after rains forced two cancellations this past weekend.

Last Friday's "Verne Brasel Classic" at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. and Saturday's race at Tulare fell victim to the elements.

Markus Niemela of Finland leads the West Coast points, while Geoff Ensign sits atop the Classic points entering the May races at Watsonville's Ocean Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway at Tulare.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-227, 2-Jace Vander Weerd-215, 3-Troy Rutherford-212, 4-Nic Faas-193, 5-Matt Mitchell-190, 6-Danny Faria Jr.-185, 7-Richard Vander Weerd-168, 8-Landon Hurst-157, 9-Dennis Howell-148, 10-Austin Liggett-130.

2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings: 1-Geoff Ensign-130, 2-Ryan Bernal-125, 3-Richard Vander Weerd-115, 4-Nic Faas-113, 5-Trevor Schmid-102, 6-Matt Mitchell-92, 7-Marty Hawkins-92, 8-Landon Hurst-89, 9-Jace Vander Weerd-84, 10-Terry Schank Jr.-84.

 

 

NEBRASKA SPRINT RACES AT EAGLE, McCOOL JUNCTION;

HINES, CLAYTON SCORE; HINES REACHES 1,000 PLATEAU!

The Cornhusker State welcomes USAC's AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series this weekend, with back-to-back races Friday and Saturday night at Eagle and McCool Junction.

Friday's "Rumble in the Bullring" is at the one-third mile dirt Eagle Raceway, while Saturday's race at Junction Motor Speedway marks the series' debut at that 3/8-mile dirt oval.

Series point leader and defending champion Bryan Clauson won the 2012 race at Eagle, which marked the inaugural Nebraska appearance of the series.

Clauson holds a 14-point lead over Brady Bacon after two races last weekend where Clauson scored a second and a seventh and Bacon was second and 14th.

Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind., sixth in the current standings, recorded his 46th series victory at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway Friday night. That tied Jack Hewitt as the third-winningest driver in series history. He piloted the Carolina Nut Company/Hansen's Welding DRC/Stanton Chevy to a spectacular win, using the low groove to pass Shane Cottle on lap 25 and lead the final six laps. Clauson was second ahead of Scotty Weir, Cottle and Chris Windom. Clauson led the first lap, Cottle led 16 laps and Bacon led seven.

Daron Clayton of Sikeston, Mo. led all 30 laps in a dominating performance Saturday to take the "Spring Showdown" at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., a race co-sanctioned by MSCS. He piloted the Majestic Electric/Creative Finishing Mach-1/J & D in beating Bacon, Jon Stanbrough, Hunter Schuerenberg and Brady Short.

Hines celebrated his 1,000th USAC National start at Haubstadt, matching the feat achieved earlier this year by Dave Darland.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Bryan Clauson-343; 2-Brady Bacon-329; 3-Chase Stockon-324; 4-Justin Grant-312; 5-Dave Darland-303; 6-Tracy Hines-299; 7-Jon Stanbrough-289; 8-Hunter Schuerenberg-251; 9-Chris Windom-217; 10-C.J. Leary-196.

 

 

CRA POINTS BATTLE HEATS UP SATURDAY AT THE PAS

Few records have eluded Damion Gardner in his AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint car career, but he could set another one Saturday when the series returns to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Nobody since the series debuted in 2004 has begun a series with four consecutive victories. Gardner is undefeated so far in 2014 and will try for his fourth straight win Saturday after winning twice at Perris and once at Peoria, Ariz.

Gardner leads the all-time Perris USAC/CRA winners' list with 28, compared to Mike Spencer's 25. Spencer is third in the standings, 44 behind Gardner, who leads Nic Faas by 31.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-215, 2-Nic Faas-184, 3-Mike Spencer-171, 4-Matt Mitchell-159, 5-Gary Taylor-143, 6-R.J. Johnson-108, 7-Brody Roa-103, 8-Cory Kruseman-97, 9-Cody Williams-97, 10-Jake Swanson-92.

 

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

April 26, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - "4th Annual Canyon Clash"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Alex Pettas (#T164 Pettas), 3. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 4. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 5. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 6. Dennis Giles (#13 Giles), 7. Tom Lee (#53 Lee), 8. Mike Martin (#16 Martin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Reinbold), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 5. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 7. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Stevie Sussex (#1DM Sussex), 3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 6. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Matt Rossi, 4. Andy Reinbold, 5. Stevie Sussex, 6. Josh Shipley, 7. Josh Pelkey, 8. Mike Martin, 9. Mike Colegrove, 10. Mike Bonneau, 11. Nick Aiuto, 12. Shon Deskins, 13. Bruce St. James, 14. Brian Hosford, 15. Michael Curtis, 16. Dennis Giles, 17. Tom Lee, 18. Alex Pettas, 19. Mark Morin, 20. Tye Mihocko, 21. Chris Bonneau, 22. Tom Ogle. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Johnson, Laps 15-20 Davis, Laps 21-25 Johnson, Laps 26-30 Davis.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-196, 2-Pelkey-180, 3-Deskins-168, 4-Davis-160, 5-Shipley-124, 6-Aiuto-121, 7-St. James-119, 8-Rossi-118, 9-Martin-114, 10-Reinbold-112.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: May 3 - Prescott Valley (AZ) Raceway

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

April 26, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dustin Ash, 11, Belfiore-15.499; 2. Michael Fanelli, 19, Fanelli-15.521; 3. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.553; 4. Jeff Kelley, 55x, Kelley-15.672; 5. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.794; 6. Toni Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-16.251; 7. Joel Rayborne, 2U, USAC-17.250; 9. Dezel West, 2, West-17.293; 9. Annie Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Ash, 2. Buckley, 3. Breckenridge, 4. Rayborne. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Kelley, 2. Fanelli, 3. Breidinger, 4. West. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Dustin Ash, 2. Michael Fanelli, 3. Jeff Kelley, 4. Christine Breckenridge, 5. Shawn Buckley, 6. Toni Breidinger, 7. Joel Rayborne, 8. Annie Breidinger, 9. Dezel West. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Buckley, Laps 18-22 Fanelli, Laps 23-30 Ash.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-362, 2-T.Breidinger-231, 3-Rayborne-185, 4-Ashley Hazelton-147, 5-Dylan Noble-144, 6-A.Breidinger-138, 7-Fanelli-136, 8-Kelley-134, 9-Bryant Dawson-132, 10-Breckenridge-132.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE:May 3 - Madera (CA) Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

April 26, 2014 - Haubstadt, Indiana - Tri-State Speedway - (co-sanctioned by MSCS)

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.365; 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-13.378; 3. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-13.472; 4. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.488; 5. Chase Stockon, 32/TBI-13.520; 6. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff/Short-13.571; 7. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-13.696; 8. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.732; 9. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.738; 10. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.782; 11. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.817; 12. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-13.841; 13. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.930; 14. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-13.931; 15. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9K, KT-13.942; 16. Bradley Sterrett, 90, Sterrett-14.010; 17. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-14.048; 18. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.128; 19. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-14.128; 20. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-14.145; 21. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.146; 22. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.210; 23. Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-14.293; 24. Jeff Bland, Jr., 04, Burton-14.365; 25. Aric Gentry, 10, Gentry-14.595; 26. Nick Hale, 02, Hale-14.634; 27. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-14.777; 28. Chet Williams, 38, Williams-14.827; 29. James Lyerla, 11L, Lyerla-14.870; 30. Daylan Chambers, 4c, Chambers-15.146; 31. Charlie Belden, Jr., 76, Belden-15.448.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Hines, 3. Darland, 4. Clauson, 5. Meseraull, 6. Stockon, 7. Lyerla, 8. Gentry. 2:18.93

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. B.Short, 2. C.Short, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Leary, 5. Jackson, 6. Windom, 7. Chambers, 8. Hale. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Clayton, 4. Cummins, 5. Thomas, 6. Mattox, 7. Moore, 8. Belden. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bland, 2. Grant, 3. Sterrett, 4. Cockrum, 5. Williams, 6. McIntyre, 7. Andretti. 2:19.60

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Andretti, 3. Meseraull, 4. Thomas, 5. Windom, 6. Mattox, 7. Jackson, 8. Williams, 9. Gentry, 10. Lyerla, 11. Hale, 12. Chambers, 13. Moore, 14. Belden. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Daron Clayton, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 5. Brady Short, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. C.J. Leary, 9. Jarett Andretti, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Carson Short, 12. Kyle Cummins, 13. Robert Ballou, 14. Tracy Hines, 15. Thomas Meseraull, 16. Bradley Sterrett, 17. Dave Darland, 18. Shane Cockrum, 19. Jeff Bland, Jr., 20. Brandon Mattox, 21. Kevin Thomas Jr., 22. Chris Windom. NT

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**C. Short flipped in Hot Laps. Hale flipped in the Semi-Feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Clayton.

NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Clauson-343; 2-Bacon-329; 3-Stockon-324; 4-Grant-312; 5-Darland-303; 6-Hines-299; 7-Stanbrough-289; 8-Schuerenberg-251; 9-Windom-217; 10-Leary-196.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: May 2 - Eagle (NE) Raceway - "Rumble in the Bullring"

 

 

SATURDAY’S TULARE SPRINT RACE CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – APRIL 25, 2014... Rain has forced the cancellation of tonight’s USAC West Coast and Western Classic Sprint race at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. Both divisions will now prepare for Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway on May 16th, followed by Tulare’s “Chris & Brian Faria Memorial” the following night.

At press time, a makeup date has not been announced for tonight’s rainout at Tulare or Hanford’s “Verne Brasel Classic.”

The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, SouthWest Contractors, VanLare Steering Repair, Weld Racing, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/#!/pages/USAC-West-Coast-Sprint-Car-Series/369549755817), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACwc360).

The USAC Western Classic Racing Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, Competition Suspension Inc., Deist Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, VanLare Steering Repair, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. For more information on the USAC Western Classic Racing Series, visit www.usacracing.com, follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/WesternClassicSprints), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WCRS). ----------------------------------------------- USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Markus Niemela-227, 2. Jace Vander Weerd-215, 3. Troy Rutherford-212, 4. Nic Faas-193, 5. Matt Mitchell-190, 6. Danny Faria Jr.-185, 7. Richard Vander Weerd-168, 8. Landon Hurst-157, 9. Dennis Howell-148, 10. Austin Liggett-130, 11. Kevin Barnes-94, 12. Marty Hawkins-90, 13. Chris Ennis-79, --. Brody Roa-79, 15. Davey Pombo-72, 16. Garrett Long-69, 17. Ricky Kirkbride-68, 18. Jeff Sibley-67, 19. Rusty Carlile-65, 20. J.J. Yeley-64.

USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Geoff Ensign-130, 2. Ryan Bernal-125, 3. Richard Vander Weerd-115, 4. Nic Faas-113, 5. Trevor Schmid-102, 6. Matt Mitchell-92, -. Marty Hawkins-92, 8. Landon Hurst-89, 9. Jace Vander Weerd-84, -. Terry Schank Jr.-84, 11. D.J. Johnson-75, --. Scott Hall-75, 13. Jim Richardson-35, 14. Billy Aton-2, 15. Bradley Terrell-1.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series, Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway, April 25, 2014.

Qualifications: 1. Brady Bacon, Dynamics 69, 11.934; 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., KT 9k, 12.075; 3. Scotty Weir, Keen 18x, 12.089; 4. Dave Darland, Phillips 71p, 12.170; 5. Chris Windom, Walker 11, 12.184; 6. Chase Stockon, 32/TBI Racing 32, 12.223; 7. Shane Cottle, Epperson 2E, 12.224; 8. Tracy Hines, Hines 4, 12.231; 9. Bryan Clauson, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian 20, 12.280; 10. Jarett Andretti, Andretti 18, 12.321; 11. Jerry Coons Jr., Edison 10E, 12.326; 12. Hunter Schuerenberg, Schuerenberg/Nolen 20n, 12.386; 13. Robert Ballou, Ballou 12x, 12.397; 14. Justin Grant, Hery 40, 12.409; 15. Dalten Gabbard, Baldwin 5, 12.432; 16. Todd Keen, Keen 18k, 12.450; 17. Aaron Farney, Farney 15f, 12.458; 18. Logan Jarrett, Jarrett 29, 12.460; 19. Jon Stanbrough, Dutcher 37RW, 12.481; 20. Gary Taylor, Cook 4g, 12.485; 21. Chad Boespflug, Hazen 57, 12.510; 22. C.J. Leary, Leary 30, 12.571; 23. Travis Welpott, Welpott 18t, 12.653; 24. Josh Spencer, Spencer 66j, 12.681; 25. Chris Gurley, Team Automotive 12g, 12.701; 26. Thomas Meseraull, SST 41, 12.779; 27. Kyle Robbins, Robbins 17R, 12.785; 28. Shane Cockrum, Amati 66, 12.810; 29. Cole Ketcham, Ketchum 41k, 12.884; 30. Nathan Moore, Moore 48, 12.914; 31. A.J. Hopkins, Hopkins, 14h, NT; 32. Landon Simon, Simon 24, NT.

First Heat (10 laps): Bacon, Clauson, Boespflug, Farney, Windom, Gurley, Ketchum, Ballou.

Second Heat (10 laps): Leary, Andretti, Stockon, Moore, Grant, Jarrett, Thomas, Meseraull.

Third Heat (10 laps): Stanbrough, Gabbard, Coons, Cottle, Welpott, Weir, Hopkins, Robbins.

Fourth Heat (10 laps): Taylor, Schuerenberg, Darland, Spencer, Hines, Keen, Simon.

Semi (12 laps): Thomas, Hines, Weir, Windom, Grant, Meseraull, Welpott, Ketchum, Hopkins, Gurley, Robbins, Simon, Jarrett, Cockrum, Keen.

Feature (30 laps): Hines, Clauson, Weir, Cottle, Windom, Stockon, Thomas, Coons, Schuerenberg, Leary, Farney, Grant, Andretti, Bacon, Boespflug, Stanbrough, Gabbard, Spencer, Darland, Moore, Taylor, Meseraull, Cockrum.

 

 

7 USAC SPRINT RACES TO AIR ON MAV TV

MavTV "American Real" will air seven United States Auto Club National Sprint Car races in 2014 as a result of a new production partnership with Jackslash Media, well known for their coverage of non-winged racing throughout the midwest

Taping begins with this Saturday night's event at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. and continues with Indiana races at the Terre Haute Action Track, Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Kokomo Speedway and Lawrenceburg Speedway, and concludes with races at Perris, Calif. and Peoria, Ariz.

"We are ecstatic to have our extreme racing product exposed to the motorsport centric audience of MavTV." said USAC race director Jason McCord. "Our AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship pits some of the most aggressive racers into battle each week throughout the U.S. It's a great opportunity to showcase our sport to the masses of MavTV's growing racing audience.

All shows will be produced by Jackslash Media, Inc., whose president Sean Buckley stated: "This just seemed to be the right fit for everybody. USAC has been the proving grounds for the best talent in non-wing racing and we know the tracks, owners, drivers, sponsors, and fans can all benefit from this. MAVTV has provided us a stage to showcase our favorite sport and we cannot thank them enough," Buckley added.

The shows will begin airing in June and will include some of USAC's most prestigious open-wheel events. Included in the lineup are the "Tony Hulman Classic" at Terre Haute, the spectacular "Sprint Car Smackdown" at Kokomo, the "Oval Nationals" at Perris Auto Speedway and the championship finale at Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona.

For more information regarding these MavTV shows, please visit: www.usacracing.com, www.mavtv.com and www.jackslash.com.

2014 USAC National Sprint Car Television Dates

April 26 - Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, Indiana

May 21 - Terre Haute Action Track - Terre Haute, Indiana

July 4 - Lincoln Park Speedway - Putnamville, Indiana

August 21-23 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, Indiana

September 27 - Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, Indiana

November 7 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, Ca.

November 14 - Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, Arizona

 

 

FRIDAY’S “BRASEL CLASSIC” AT HANFORD CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – APRIL 24, 2014... With heavy rains in the forecast, tomorrow’s “Verne Brasel Classic” at Hanford’s Kings Speedway has been cancelled. As this writing goes to press, a makeup date has not been announced. The USAC West Coast and Western Classic Sprint Cars will now focus on Saturday’s “clash” at Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway.

Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at the corner of Bardsley and K Streets. Reserved tickets are $15 and General Admission seats are $13. Advance tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the track office at 559.688.0909. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com. ----------------------------------------------- USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Markus Niemela-227, 2. Jace Vander Weerd-215, 3. Troy Rutherford-212, 4. Nic Faas-193, 5. Matt Mitchell-190, 6. Danny Faria Jr.-185, 7. Richard Vander Weerd-168, 8. Landon Hurst-157, 9. Dennis Howell-148, 10. Austin Liggett-130, 11. Kevin Barnes-94, 12. Marty Hawkins-90, 13. Chris Ennis-79, --. Brody Roa-79, 15. Davey Pombo-72, 16. Garrett Long-69, 17. Ricky Kirkbride-68, 18. Jeff Sibley-67, 19. Rusty Carlile-65, 20. J.J. Yeley-64.

USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Geoff Ensign-130, 2. Ryan Bernal-125, 3. Richard Vander Weerd-115, 4. Nic Faas-113, 5. Trevor Schmid-102, 6. Matt Mitchell-92, -. Marty Hawkins-92, 8. Landon Hurst-89, 9. Jace Vander Weerd-84, -. Terry Schank Jr.-84, 11. D.J. Johnson-75, --. Scott Hall-75, 13. Jim Richardson-35, 14. Billy Aton-2, 15. Bradley Terrell-1.

 

 

PELKEY LEADS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO CANYON SATURDAY

Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Ariz., currently the leader in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series standings, will compete basically in his "back yard" this Saturday as the series returns with the "4th Annual Canyon Clash" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria.

Pelkey started the campaign with a victory at Peoria, then added a runner-up finish behind R.J. Johnson at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. He finds himself two points ahead of Johnson in the latest tally.

Johnson, who took second in the March 29 opener, needs a victory Saturday to become USAC's winningest Arizona driver ever. He is currently tied with Bryan Clauson for that distinction, both with a dozen career Arizona wins. R.J.'s lone Arizona win this year so far, however, came in the USAC Western Midgets at Peoria in February.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Josh Pelkey-136, 2-R.J. Johnson-134, 3-Shon Deskins-131, 4-Tye Mihocko-93, 5-Charles Davis Jr.-92, 6-Bruce St. James-86, 7-Nick Aiuto-84, 8-Michael Curtis-81, 9-Josh Shipley-76, 10-Mike Martin-76.

 

 

HPD MIDGETS AT GAS CITY & LAS VEGAS;

HUNTER #1 AT SHENANDOAH

USAC's Midwest and Western HPD Midget Series resume action this weekend. The Midwest series visits Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway Friday, while the Western participants will compete at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring Saturday.

Scott Hunter of Wald Lake, Mich. is the new point leader in USAC's Eastern HPD Midget Series after winning Saturday night's 30-lap feature at Shenandoah Speedway. He passed Tyler Corriher on lap 21 and led the rest of the way to beat fast qualifier Blaine Leydig, Chris Lamb, Calvin Carroll and Jessica Bean. Corriher led the first 20 laps. Hunter is now two laps ahead of Lamb entering a May 9 race at Altamahaw, N.C.

Patrick Bruns leads the Midwest series to Gas City for the first of five races at the quarter-mile dirt oval. Shawn Buckley sits atop the Western series as it prepares for the second of nine 2014 Las Vegas appearances. Lady driver Christine Breckenridge won there on April 5.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-251, 2-Chris Lamb-249, 3-Blaine Leydig-234, 4-Calvin Carroll-214, 5-Tyler Corriher-206, 6-Jessica Bean-194, 7-Nikki Carroll-163, 8-Fletcher Wulf-134, 9-Eric Lewis-112, 10-Jake Nelke-85.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Patrick Bruns-135, 2-Aaron Schuck-129, 3-Austin Nemire-120, 4-Bill Kriegbaum-56, 5-Alex Watson-1.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-303, 2-Toni Breidinger-179, 3-Ashley Hazelton-147, 4-Dylan Noble-144, 5-Joel Rayborne-138, 6-Bryant Dawson-132, 7-Cody Jessop-127, 8-Tom Patterson-104, 9-Annie Breidinger-99, 10-Jesse James Burks-85.

 

 

WEST COAST & CLASSIC SPRINTS AT KINGS & THUNDERBOWL

USAC's West Coast and Western Classic Sprint cars combine for this weekend's back-to-back races at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. and Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Friday's race at Hanford is the second of six slated this year at the 3/8-mile dirt track which hosted the West Coast Sprints in March. The race is the "Verne Brasel Classic."

Jace Vander Weerd, currently second in the West Coast series standings, 12 behind Markus Niemela, won the March 29 Hanford race. Niemela was fourth.

Saturday's race at Tulare is the second of five at the one-third dirt oval. Dennis Howell, ninth in the latest West Coast series standings, won at Tulare in March.

Geoff Ensign currently sits atop the 2014 USAC Western Classic series, five points ahead of defending series champion Ryan Bernal. Ensign recorded a pair of second-place finishes at Calistoga, Calif. last month, while Bernal scored a victory and added a third-place.

2014 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-227, 2-Jace Vander Weerd-215, 3-Troy Rutherford-212, 4-Nic Faas-193, 5-Matt Mitchell-190, 6-Danny Faria Jr.-185, 7-Richard Vander Weerd-168, 8-Landon Hurst-157, 9-Dennis Howell-148, 10-Austin Liggett-130.

2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Standings: 1-Geoff Ensign-130, 2-Ryan Bernal-125, 3-Richard Vander Weerd-115, 4-Nic Faas-113, 5-Trevor Schmid-102, 6-Matt Mitchell-92, 7-Marty Hawkins-92, 8-Landon Hurst-89, 9-Jace Vander Weerd-84, 10-Terry Schank Jr.-84.

 

 

SPRINTS AT GAS CITY FRIDAY, HAUBSTADT SATURDAY;

DARLAND TAKES "BRANSON-LARSON" & BREAKS USAC RECORD!

Dave Darland leads the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars to a pair of Indiana ovals this weekend, topping the 2014 series standings after his first National victory of the season. Friday night's race is at the Gas City I-69 Speedway, while Saturday's "Spring Showdown" race, co-sanctioned by MSCS, is at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.

Darland broke the all-time USAC record for consecutive years with at least one National victory in each of the last 22 years by taking Saturday night's "Don Branson-Jud Larson Classic" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. His win eclipsed the previous record he shared with A.J. Foyt and Mel Kenyon, each of whom also recorded USAC National feature wins in 21 consecutive years.

Darland dueled with Chase Stockon, trading the lead back and forth before finally taking command on lap 12. He then paced the final 19 laps in his Racers Advantage Store/Frank Daigh DRC/Foxco Chevy. Stockon took second ahead of Tracy Hines, Jerry Coons Jr. and ProSource fast qualifier Brady Bacon. The win was the first at Eldora for Darland's car owners Steve and Carla Phillips, while it was Dave's 14th at Eldora in various series.

The win was Darland's 48th in USAC National Sprint competition, leaving him just four short of Tom Bigelow's all-time leading total of 52.

Hines, who has 45 career National Sprint wins, competed in his 998th USAC National feature event at Eldora, with his 1,000th now possibly targeted for Saturday night's event at Haubstadt. He would become only the second driver in USAC history to reach that lofty total, matching the achievement Darland reached earlier this year.

Kevin Thomas Jr. won both Haubstadt races last year and one at Gas City. Jon Stanbrough also scored a Gas City win last year.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Dave Darland-254, 2-Chase Stockon-233, 3-Justin Grant-227, 4-Bryan Clauson-226, 5-Brady Bacon-225, 6-Tracy Hines-204, 7-Jon Stanbrough-195, 8-Robert Ballou-153, 9-Chris Windom-152, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-146.

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

April 19, 2014 - Shenandoah, Virginia - Shenandoah Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Blaine Leydig, 21, Leydig-15.493; 2. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-15.784; 3. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-15.786; 4. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-15.795; 5. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.35; 6. Jessica Bean, 6, Lamb-15.994; 7. Nikki Carroll, 5, Carroll-16.142.

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Scott Hunter, 2. Blaine Leydig, 3. Chris Lamb, 4. Calvin Carroll, 5. Jessica Bean, 6. Tyler Corriher, 7. Nikki Carroll. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Corriher, Laps 11-30 Hunter.

NEW HPD EASTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Hunter-251, 2-Lamb-249, 3-Leydig-234, 4-C.Carroll-214, 5-Corriher-206, 6-Bean-194, 7-N.Carroll-163, 8-Fletcher Wulf-134, 9-Eric Lewis-112, 10-Jake Nelke-85.

NEXT HPD EASTERN MIDGET RACE:May 9 - Altamahaw, NC - Ace Speedway

 

 

DAMION GARDNER CLAIMS THIRD STRAIGHT USAC/CRA VICTORY
By Lance Jennings

PERRIS, CA – APRIL 13, 2014... Concord’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner raced to his third consecutive Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car victory of the campaign. Taking the lead from Matt Mitchell on lap four and battling with Mike Spencer, Gardner claimed the $2,500 “So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular” at Perris Auto Speedway. Fast qualifier Spencer, Mitchell, Nic Faas, and Austin Williams rounded out the top-five drivers.

Driving Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / Advanced Racing Suspension Spike, Damion Gardner nearly swept Saturday’s program. Qualifying second out of the 28 cars in the pit area, the defending champion also won his 10-lap heat race, sponsored by DJ Safety. After claiming his series leading 28th Perris victory (49th overall), Damion left USAC/CRA’s “home track” with a 29 point advantage over the competition. In addition to his third main event win, Gardner has one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, and 45 feature laps led in 2014.

Briefly grabbing the lead from Gardner on lap 20, Mike Spencer of Temecula had to settle for second on this night. Racing Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer earned his second Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and ran fourth in his heat race. The five-time champion has climbed to third in the point chase with one heat race victory, two top-10 finishes, and 11 feature laps led to his credit.

Yorba Linda’s Matt Mitchell had an excellent start from third and took command of the first three laps.
Piloting his #37 MPD Racing / A.R.T. Enterprises Maxim, Mitchell continued to race hard and traded slide jobs with Spencer before claiming third at the finish line. After posting sixth quick in time trials and running fourth in his heat race, the 2-time “Salute to Indy” winner sits fourth in the standings with three top-10 finishes.

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach scored fourth in the “So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular.” Driving Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas qualified third overall and scored second in his heat race. The 2008 Rookie of the Year is currently second in the USAC/CRA point chase with one heat race victory and three top-10 finishes on the year.

Yorba Linda’s Austin Williams charged to fifth in the Perris 30-lap main event after starting eighth. Racing Jack Jory’s #2 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams was fifth fast in time trials, placed fifth in his heat race, and claimed second in the semi-main. The 2009 Rookie of the Year has one heat race victory and one top-10 finish on the season.

Logan Williams of Yorba Linda earned his first USAC/CRA Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a thirteenth place run from twenty-second. Piloting Jack Jory’s #5 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Stinger, Williams qualified twenty-sixth overall, ran eighth in his heat race, and placed ninth in the semi-main.

San Marcos’ A.J. Bender raced to his first career USAC/CRA heat race victory in the Extreme Mufflers sponsored event. Driving the family owned #21 K&R Motorsports / Rosson Racing DRC, Bender was sixteenth quick in time trials and ran fourteenth in the main event. The California Lightning Sprint Car veteran has his sights on moving up the ranks with USAC/CRA.

“The Kruser” Cory Kruseman of Ventura won the Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. Racing Mark Priestley’s #7 Roy Miller Freight Lines / Sander Engineering Bullet, Kruseman qualified ninth overall and finished eighth in the 30-lap feature. The 2006 Champion has climbed to eighth in point standings with two heat race victories and one top-10 finish.

Norco’s Ronnie Gardner won the night’s 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main. Piloting his #93 Esslinger Engineering / Six8 Motorsports Sled, Gardner was fourth fast in time trials, took fifth in his heat race, and finished eleventh in the main event. The defending USAC Western Midget Champion has one heat race victory, one top-10 finish, and two feature laps led on the year.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will return to action on Saturday, May 3rd, at Perris Auto Speedway. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, more event information can be found at www.perrisautospeedway.com or calling (951) 940-0134. To catch all of the action of the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Loudpedal Productions has DVD videos available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 407-7229 or visit www.loudpedalvideo.com.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Circle Track Performance, Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Engler Machine & Tool, Extreme Mufflers, Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror, Keizer Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, Saldana Racing Products, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at lwjennings@earthlink.net.

For more information on the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/USAC-CRA-Sprint-Car-Series/167535183297971) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_CRA).
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AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:
April 12, 2014 - Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - "So-Cal Sprint Car Spectacular"

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS:
1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.307; 2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.350; 3. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.401; 4. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-16.548; 5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.573; 6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.663; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.703; 8. Gary Taylor, 04G, Cook-16.712; 9. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-16.975; 10. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-16.803; 11. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-16.878; 12. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.898; 13. J.J. Ercse, 14, Springstead-16.953; 14. Seth Wilson, 6W, Wilson-16.956; 15. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-16.975; 16. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-16.996; 17. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.053; 18. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.075; 19. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-17.193; 20. Kenny Perkins, 0K, Perkins-17.329; 21. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.509; 22. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.735; 23. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-17.744; 24. Cal Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.761; 25. Jeremy Ellertson, 98x, Ellertson-18.053; 26. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-18.162; 27. Gary Potter, 6P, Potter-19.197; 28. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps)
1. A.J. Bender, 2. David Bezio, 3. Brody Roa, 4. Mike Spencer, 5. Ronnie Gardner, 6. Greg Alexander, 7. J.J. Ercse, 8. Tony Everhart, 9. Jeremy Ellertson. 2:52.54

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps)
1. Damion Gardner, 2. Seth Wilson, 3. Gary Taylor, 4. Cody Williams, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Cody Swanson, 7. Kenny Perkins, 8. Logan Williams, 9. Jesse Denome. 2:49.61

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps)
1. Cory Kruseman, 2. Nic Faas, 3. Rickie Gaunt, 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Verne Sweeney, 6. Corey Ballard, 7. Chris Gansen, 8. Cal Smith, 9. Gary Potter. 2:52.03

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps)
1. Ronnie Gardner, 2. Austin Williams, 3. Cody Swanson, 4. Greg Alexander, 5. Corey Ballard, 6. J.J. Ercse, 7. Verne Sweeney, 8. Kenny Perkins, 9. Logan Williams, 10. Cal Smith, 11. Jesse Denome, 12. Tony Everhart, 13. Jeremy Ellertson, 14. Chris Gansen. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)
1. Damion Gardner (5th), 2. Mike Spencer (6th), 3. Matt Mitchell (3rd), 4. Nic Faas (4th), 5. Austin Williams (8th), 6. Gary Taylor (1st), 7. Rickie Gaunt (12th), 8. Cory Kruseman (9th), 9. Brody Roa (2nd), 10. Cody Swanson (11th), 11. Ronnie Gardner (7th), 12. Greg Alexander (19th), 13. Logan Williams (22nd), 14. A.J. Bender (16th), 15. Verne Sweeney (18th), 16. J.J. Ercse (13th), 17. Kenny Perkins (20th), 18. Cody Williams (17th), 19. Seth Wilson (14th), 20. David Bezio (10th), 21. Corey Ballard (15th), 22. Cal Smith (21st). NT
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**Chris Gansen flipped during the semi. Cody Williams flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Matt Mitchell, Laps 4-30 Damion Gardner.
KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Logan Williams (22nd to 13th)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1-Damion Gardner-215, 2-Nic Faas-184, 3-Mike Spencer-171, 4-Matt Mitchell-159, 5-Gary Taylor-143, 6-R.J. Johnson-108, 7-Brody Roa-103, 8-Cory Kruseman-97, 9-Cody Williams-97, 10-Jake Swanson-92.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE:
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
May 3: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA
May 10: Ventura Raceway - Ventura, CA ($2,750-to-Win)
May 24: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Salute to Indy / $3,000-to-Win)
June 14: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA
June 27: Ocean Speedway - Watsonville, CA ($2,750-to-Win)
June 28: Petaluma Speedway - Petaluma, CA ($2,750-to-Win)
July 4: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Firecracker 40 / $3,000-to-Win)
July 5: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA ($2,750-to-Win)
August 16: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (California Racers Hall of Fame Night)
August 30: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / California Sprint Week)
August 31: Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (Louie Vermeil Classic / California Sprint Week)
September 4: Silver Dollar Speedway - Chico, CA (Gold Cup Race of Champions / California Sprint Week / $2,750-to-Win)
September 5: Ocean Speedway - Watsonville, CA (California Sprint Week / $2,750-to-Win)
September 6: Santa Maria Speedway - Santa Maria, CA (California Sprint Week / $2,750-to-Win)
September 13: Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Glenn Howard Classic)
October 11: Kings Speedway - Hanford, CA (Cotton Classic / $2,750-to-Win)
November 7: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals)
November 8: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $20,000-to-Win)
November 14: *Canyon Speedway - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)
November 15: *Canyon Speedway - Peoria, AZ (Hall of Fame Classic)
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* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC National Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

HPD MIDGET SERIES IDLE THIS WEEK;

BRUNS TAKES 2; LAMB(2), HUNTER & NOBLE ALSO SCORE

USAC's HPD Midget Series are idle this week, awaiting events at Gas City, Ind. April 25 (Midwest). Las Vegas, Nev. April 26 (Western) and Altamahaw, N.C. May 9 (Eastern).

Patrick Bruns, fresh off back-to-back Midwestern victories last week, leads that series to Gas City I-69 Speedway April 25. Bruns, of Champaign, Ill., led the last six laps of Friday's Kokomo 12-lapper, then led all 20 laps to win Saturday night's race too. On Friday he beat Matt Schuck and Austin Nemire. Saturday he beat Aaron Schuck, Nemire and Bill Kriegbaum.

Dylan Noble of Clovis, Calif. led the final six laps to win Saturday's 30-lap USAC Western Pavement HPD Midget race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. He passed Cody Jessop on lap 25 and led to the checkered ahead of Jessop, Toni Breidinger, Shawn Buckley and Duke Love. Buckley lad the first 19 laps.

Chris Lamb and Scott Hunter captured 25-lap USAC Eastern HPD Midget races Saturday afternoon at Ace Speedway. Lamb, from Colfax, N.C., passed Tyler Corriher on lap two and led the rest of the way to win the first 25-lapper over Blaine Leydig, Corriher, Hunter and Calvin Carroll. In the second 25, Hunter passed Corriher on lap two and led the rest of the way to beat Lamb, Corriher, C.Carroll and Jessica Bean.

Lamb led wire-to-wire to win Friday night's 25-lap series opener at Ace Speedway. He was trailed at the checkered flag by fast qualifier Hunter, Leydig, Calvin Carroll and Bean.

2014 HPD USAC Midwest Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Patrick Bruns-135, 2-Austin Nemire-120, 3-Aaron Schuck-65, 4-Matt Schuck-64, 5-Bill Kriegbaum-56, 6-Alex Watson-1.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Chris Lamb-193, 2-Scott Hunter-186, 3-Blaine Leydig-171, 4-Calvin Carroll-159, 5-Tyler Corriher-158, 6-Jessica Bean-145, 7-Fletcher Wulf-134, 8-Nikki Carroll-121, 9-Eric Lewis-112, 10-Jake Nelke-85.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-303, 2-Toni Breidinger-179, 3-Ashley Hazelton-147, 4-Dylan Noble-144, 5-Joel Rayborne-138, 6-Bryant Dawson-132, 7-Cody Jessop-127, 8-Tom Patterson-104, 9-Annie Breidinger-99, 10-Jesse James Burks-85.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT CANYON APRIL 26;

JOHNSON WINS QUEEN CREEK'S "SPRING FLING"

Josh Pelkey remains atop the USAC Southwest Sprint Car standings, despite defending series champion R.J. Johnson's feature victory at Queen Creek, Ariz. last Saturday. Pelkey holds a two-point lead over Johnson going into an April 26 race at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

Johnson. of Phoenix, Ariz., led the last 25 laps to win Saturday night's 30-lap "Spring Fling" for USAC's Southwest Sprint Cars at Arizona Speedway. He grabbed the lead from Pelkey on lap six and led the rest of the way in his Bill Michaels entry. Pelkey finished second ahead of Shon Deskins, Charles Davis Jr. and Matt Rossi. Mike Martin led the opening lap.

Pelkey won the last Southwest event at Peoria, in March.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-Josh Pelkey-136, 2-R.J. Johnson-134, 3-Shon Deskins-131, 4-Tye Mihocko-93, 5-Charles Davis Jr.-92, 6-Bruce St. James-86, 7-Nick Aiuto-84, 8-Michael Curtis-81, 9-Josh Shipley-76, 10-Mike Martin-76.

 

 

CRA SPRINTS RETURN TO THE PAS MAY 3;

GARDNER GRABS ANOTHER PERRIS VICTORY

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. continues atop the standings in the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series after recording his 48th career series victory last Saturday night at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Gardner passed Matt Mitchell on lap four and led the rest of the way to beat Mike Spencer, Mitchell, who led the first three laps, Nic Faas and Austin Williams. Gardner piloted the Mark Alexander Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike.

The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars return to the PAS May 3, where Gardner will carry a 31-point lead over Faas in the current standings.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-215, 2-Nic Faas-184, 3-Mike Spencer-171, 4-Matt Mitchell-159, 5-Gary Taylor-143, 6-R.J. Johnson-108, 7-Brody Roa-103, 8-Cory Kruseman-97, 9-Cody Williams-97, 10-Jake Swanson-92.

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

April 12, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona –Arizona Speedway – “Spring Fling”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Nick Aiuto (#27N Aiuto), 5. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 6. Carson Ditsch (#96 Ditsch), 7. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Alex Pettas (#T164 Pettas), 6. Michael Woodruff (#83 Woodruff), 7. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 2. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Rick Ziehl (#0SR Ziehl), 5. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Josh Pelkey, 3. Shon Deskins, 4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. Matt Rossi, 6. Bruce St. James, 7. Nick Auito, 8. Tye Mihicko, 9. Josh Shipley, 10. Rick Ziehl, 11. Michael Curtis, 12. Chris Bonneau, 13. Brian Hosford, 14. Alex Pettas, 15. Chris Bonneau, 16. Mike Colegrove, 17. Mike Martin, 18. Michael Woodruff, 19. Carson Ditsch, 20. Mark Morin. NY

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: N/A

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE: April 26 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park - “Canyon Clash”

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

April 12, 2014 - Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - "So-Cal Sprint Car Spectacular"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.307; 2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.350; 3. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.401; 4. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-16.548; 5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.573; 6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.663; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.703; 8. Gary Taylor, 04G, Cook-16.712; 9. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-16.975; 10. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-16.803; 11. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-16.878; 12. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.898; 13. J.J. Ercse, 14, Springstead-16.953; 14. Seth Wilson, 6w, Wilson-16.956; 15. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-16.975; 16. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-16.996; 17. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.053; 18. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.075; 19. Gtreg Alexander, 72, Tyler-17.193; 20. Kenny Perkins, 0k, Perkins-17.329; 21. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.509; 22. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.735; 23. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-17.744; 24. Kyle Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.761; 25. Jeremy Ellertson, 98x, Ellertson-18.053; 26. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-18.162; 27. Gary Potter, 6x, Potter-19.197; 28. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bender, 2. Bezio, 3. Roa, 4. Spencer, 5. R.Gardner, 6. Alexander, 7. Ercse, 8.Everhart, 9. Ellertson. 2:52.54

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. D.Gardner, 2. Wilson, 3. Taylor, 4. C.Williams, 5. A.Williams, 6. C.Swanson, 7. Perkins, 8. L.Williams, 9. Denome. 2:49.61

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Kruseman, 2. Faas, 3. Gaunt, 4. Mitchell, 5. Sweeney, 6. Ballard, 7. Gansen, 8. Smith, 9. Potter. 2:52.03

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. R.Gardner, 2. A.Williams, 3. C.Swanson, 4. Alexander, 5. Ballard, 6. Ercse, 7. Sweeney, 8. Perkins, 9. L. Williams, 10. Smith,11. Denome, 12. Everhart, 13. Ellertson, 14. Gansen. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Mike Spencer,3. Matt Mitchell, 4. NIc Faas, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Gary Taylor, 7. Rickie Gaunt, 8. Cory Kruseman, 9. Brody Roa, 10. Cody Swanson, 11. Ronnie Gardner, 12. Greg Alexander, 13. Logan Williams, 14. A.J. Bender, 15. Verne Sweeney, 16. J.J. Ercse, 17. Kenny Perkins, 18. Cody Williams, 19. Seth Wilson, 20. David Bezio, 21. Cory Ballard, 22. Cal Smith. NT

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**Gansen flipped during the semi. A.Williams flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Mitchell, Laps 4-30 D.Gardner.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-D.Gardner-215, 2-Faas-184, 3-Spencer-171, 4-Mitchell-159, 5-Taylor-143, 6-R.J. Johnson-108, 7-Roa-103, 8-Kruseman-97, 9-C.Williams-97, 10-Jake Swanson-92.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:May 3, 2013 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

April 12, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dylan Noble, 10, Noble-14.952, 2. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-14.981; 3. Duke Love, 3, Love-15.006, 4. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-15.273; 5. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.353; 6. Tom Patterson, 9, Patterson-15.407; 7. Ashley Hazelton, 32a, Hazelton-15.437; 8. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-15.813; 9. Jesse James Burks, 51, Burks-15.584; 10. Joey Rayborne, 2U, USAC-16.590.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Noble, 2. Love, 3. Jessop, 4. Hazelton, 5. Burks. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Buckley, 2. T.Breidinger, 3. Patterson, 4. A.Breidinger, 5. Rayborne. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Dylan Noble, 2. Cody Jessop, 3. Toni Breidinger, 4. Shawn Buckley, 5. Duke Love, 6. Annie Breidinger, 7. Joel Rayborne, 8. Tom Patterson, 9. Ashley Hazelton, 10. Jesse James Burks. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-19 Buckley, Laps 20-24 Jessop, Laps 25-30 Noble.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-303, 2-T.Breidinger-179, 3-Hazelton-147, 4-Noble-144, 5-Rayborne-138, 6-Bryant Dawson-132, 7-Jessop-127, 8-Patterson-104, 9-A.Breidinger-99, 10-Burks-85.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-303, 2-T.Breidinger-179, 3-Hazelton-147, 4-Noble-144, 5-Rayborne-138, 6-Bryant Dawson-132, 7-Jessop-127, 8-Patterson-104, 9-A.Breidinger-99, 10-Burks-85.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE:April 26 - Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Bullring

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

 April 12, 2014 - Altamahaw, North Carolina - Ace Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. 2. Blaine Leydig, 21, Leydig-15.704; 2. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-15.716; 3. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.804; 4. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-15.887; 5. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-15.935; 6. Nikki Carroll, 5, Carroll-15.961; 7. Fletcher Wulf, 4, Wulf-15.979; 8. Jessica Bean, 6, Lamb-15.980; 9. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-16.042; 10. Eric Lewis, 28, Lamb-16.174;

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Corriher, 2. Hunter, 3. N.Carroll, 4. Wulf, 5. Nelke. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Lamb, 2. Leydig, 3. C.Carroll, 4. Bean, 5. Lewis. NT

FIRST FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Blaine Leydig, 3. Tyler Corriher, 4. Scott Hunter, 5. Calvin Crroll, 6. Fletcher Wulf, 7. Jessica Bean, 8. Jake Nelke, 9. Nikki Carroll, 10. Eric Lewis.

SECOND FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Scott Hunter, 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Tyler Corriher, 4. Calvin Carroll, 5. Jessica Bean, 6. Nikki Carroll, 7. Blaine Leydig, 8. Fletcher Wulf, 9. Eric Lewis. NT

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FIRST FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Corriher, Laps 2-25 Lamb.

SECOND FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Corriher, Laps 2-25 Hunter.

NEW HPD EASTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Lamb-193, 2-Hunter-186, 3-Leydig-171, 4-C.Carroll-159, 5-Corriher-158, 6-Bean-145, 7-Wulf-134, 8-N.Carroll-121, 9-Lewis-112, 10-Nelke-85.

NEXT HPD EASTERN MIDGET RACE:May 9 - Altamahaw, NC - Ace Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC MIDWEST DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

April 12, 2014 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - "Kokomo Grand Prix"

HEAT RACE: (8 Laps) 1. Aaron Schuck (#53 Schuck), 2. Patrick Bruns (#83 Bruns), 3. Austin Nemire (#91 Nemire), 4. Bill Kriegbaum (#12 Kriegbaum). NT

FEATURE: (12 Laps) 1. Patrick Bruns, 2. Aaron Schuck, 3. Austin Nemire (#91 Nemire), 4. Bill Kriegbaum (#12 Kriegbaum). NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Bruns.

NEW HPD MIDWEST DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Bruns-135, 2-Nemire-120, 3-A.Schuck-65, 4-Matt Schuck-64, 5-B.Kriegbaum-56, 6-Alex Watson-1.

NEXT HPD MIDWEST DIRT MIDGET RACE:April 25 - Gas City (IN) I-69 Speedway

 


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