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USAC Silver Crown Series to Make Return to Iowa Speedway

Iconic open-wheel franchise set to race June 20, 2015

CONTACT: Dick Jordan, USAC VP, Communications: djordan@usacracing.com or Edward Williams, Iowa Speedway Communications, ewilliams@iowaspeedway.com

NEWTON, Iowa (October 28, 2014) - Iowa Speedway today announced the addition of the United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown Series to its action-packed 2015 schedule. The legends of open wheel racing return to "The Fastest Short Track on the Planet" on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The event will mark the first USAC Silver Crown Series event at Iowa Speedway since the 2012 Casey's General Stores USAC Challenge race.

"The Silver Crown Series has a long, rich tradition in this region and we're extremely pleased to have them back in central Iowa," said Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small. "We want longtime fans to reconnect with the excitement they experienced seeing former USAC racers such as Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman and Don White from Keokuk, Iowa as they raced in these beautiful machines. At the same time, we want to introduce new fans to this classic form of racing, one we are certain they'll enjoy."

When USAC last appeared at the 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval, Bobby East thrilled fans when he took the checkered flag for the third time at Iowa Speedway.

In 2015, the 12-14 degree compound banking in the turns of Iowa Speedway will pose a tremendous challenge for the Silver Crown drivers. The cars will be capable of reaching speeds of 180 miles per hour. Kody Swanson set the Iowa Speedway Silver Crown track record with an average lap speed of 146.212 mph in 2012. The maximum speeds of 180 mph happen generally toward the end of the straightaways. Drivers accelerate all the way down the straight, reaching top speed just before braking to enter the turn. It's anticipated that all-time USAC speed records will be shattered as the cars take on "The Fastest Short Track on the Planet."

"Iowa Speedway is one of the premier facilities in motorsports and having it as part of our list of Silver Crown venues is the next step as we continue to elevate the series profile," said series coordinator Andy Hillenburg. "The past USAC races at Iowa Speedway are a big part of USAC's history in the Hawkeye State and the races there have always been competitive and memorable. We look forward to the anticipated speed records and great racing we plan to offer the Iowa race fans in 2015."

Hillenburg was named series coordinator for USAC last December. He remains a team owner in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. As a USAC Silver Crown Series driver in the late 1980s, he amassed more than 20 top-10 finishes. He also made several starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series.

The Silver Crown Series will cap a spectacular weekend of racing at Iowa Speedway that includes the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday, June 19, 2015. The 2014 American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen saw rising NASCAR star Erik Jones pick up his first victory of the season, out racing championship contenders Ryan Blaney and Matt Crafton.

Iowa Speedway Announces Return of USAC

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Once the 2015 Iowa Speedway schedule is completed; more details, including on-sale dates and season ticket holder renewal information, will be announced. Iowa Speedway will continue to focus on enhancing the fan experience, and will build upon successful improvements made in 2014.

About USAC

Described as the world's most competitive major racing series by Auto Racing Analysis, the USAC Silver Crown™ Championship continues to thrill fans nationwide. To compete in USAC's premier series is the pinnacle for many American open-wheel competitors and to win the championship is a prestigious milestone in any driver's career. Previous champions include Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, J.J. Yeley, Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt and Al Unser Sr.

About Iowa Speedway

Iowa Speedway, "The Fastest Short Track on the Planet," is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. For the latest event details and information stay connected on Twitter and Facebook or by visiting www.IowaSpeedway.com.

USAC Silver Crown Pavement Chassis Facts

The cost of a new Silver Crown™ racecar can run as much as $75,000 for a car to compete on the pavement and dirt ovals.

WEIGHT: 1625 pounds minimum, with driver

CHASSIS: Tubular 4130 aircraft steel; minimum 1 1/2 inch O.D. and .095 wall thickness

HORSEPOWER: 750 to 800

ENGINE: Normally aspirated, production based V-8 engine with 355 cubic inch displacement maximum

FUEL: Methanol or Ignite Ethanol

CAPACITIES: Fuel, 65 gallons average

Oil, 11 quarts average

SPEED: Over 180 mph straightaway speeds

WHEELBASE: 96 inches minimum

OVERALL WIDTH: 80 inches maximum

OVERALL LENGTH: 15 feet maximum

OVERALL HEIGHT: 56 inches average to top of roll cage

SUSPENSION: Solid front and rear axles with torsion bar or coil spring suspension

WHEELS: Aluminum, 15 inches in diameter. Rears - 15-18 inches wide. Front wheels - 10 inches wide.

TIRES: Bias-ply racing tires

BRAKES: Disc

DRIVELINE: Direct drive with clutch. Quick-change gears are behind the rear end assembly

 

 

CARAWAY EASTERN FINALES FRIDAY & SATURDAY;

BUCKLEY SWEEPS "FALL CLASSIC" AT THE BULLRING

Scott Hunter looks to put a cap on his 2014 USAC Eastern HPD Midget championship this weekend when the series presents its final events at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C. Races are scheduled Friday and Saturday nights and Hunter, of Concord, N.C., holds a 117-point edge over Calvin Carroll in the latest series standings.

USAC HPD Western point leader Shawn Buckley of Simi Valley, Calif. swept last weekend's "Fall Classic" races at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring. He led all 30 laps of Friday's feature and then repeated the feat Saturday.

Toni Briedinger finished second on Friday ahead of fast qualifier Christine Breckenridge, Jeff Kelley and Michael Fanelli. Saturday, Buckley was trailed by Kelley, Breckenridge, Briedinger and Cody Jessop.

The USAC Western HPD Midget series concludes November 22 at the "Bullring."

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,119, 2-Toni Briedinger-915, 3-Christine Breckenridge-805, 4-Annie Briedinger-714, 5-Joel Rayborne-690, 6-Cody Jessop-635, 7-Tom Paterson-581, 8-Dylan Nobile-572, 9-Jeff Kelley-521, 10-Ashley Hazelton-382.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,533, 2-Cody Jessop-964, 3-Ashley Hazelton-957, 4-Toni Briedinger-915, 5-Christine Breckenridge-805, 6-Joel Rayborne-740, 7-Annie Briedinger-714, 8-Tom Paterson-581, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Jeff Kelley-521.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-906, 2-Calvin Carroll-789, 3-Tyler Corriher-745, 4-Chris Lamb-678, 5-Nikki Carroll-632, 6-Matthew Lundstrom-551, 7-Blaine Leydig-505, 8-Nolan Allison-379, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Jake Nelke-228.

 

 

JOHNSON LEADS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS TO ARIZONA SPEEDWAY

Arizona Speedway is the next target for USAC's Southwest Sprint Cars as drivers R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Charles Davis Jr. continue their battle for supremacy in one of America's most hotly-contested motorsports series.

All three combatants have fared well at the one-third dirt oval at ET Motopark southeast of Phoenix. Johnson has three wins, a fourth and a fifth in the five previous appearances there. Pelkey has a win, a second, two thirds and a sixth, while Davis has a win, two seconds and two fourths.

Johnson's point lead stands at 116 points over Pelkey so his position at the top of the standings won't change Saturday, but the margin could. A total of 74 points are available at each event and, with four points races remaining on the 2014 calendar, things could change quickly.

The series competes in a "non-points" special event November 6 at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway before closing with three point races at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. November 20-21-22.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,193, 2-Josh Pelkey-1,077, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,072, 4-Matt Rossi-979, 5-Shon Deskins-940, 6-Mike Martin-930, 7-Tye Mihocko-844, 8-Michael Curtis-649, 9-Andy Reinbold-640, 10-Nick Aiuto-613.

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

October 25, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring - "The Fall Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.546; 2. Toni Briedinger, 80, Briedinger-15.717; 3. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.757; 4. Jeff Kelley, 55, Kelley-15.821; 5. Michael Fanelli, 19, Fanelli-15.869; 6. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-16.053; 7. Annie Briedinger, 75, Briedinger-16.225; 8. Joel Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-16.369; 9. Dezel West, 2, West-17.298.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kelley, 2. Jessop, 3. T.Briedinger, 4. Rayborne. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Breckenridge, 2. Buckley, 3. Fanelli, 4. A.Briedinger, 5. West. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Shawn Buckley, 2. Jeff Kelley, 3. Christine Breckenridge, 4. Toni Briedinger, 5. Cody Jessop, 6. Michael Fanelli, 7. Annie Briedinger, 8. Dezel West, 9. Joel Rayborne.

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Buckley.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,119, 2-T.Briedinger-915, 3-Breckenridge-805, 4-A.Briedinger-714, 5-Rayborne-690, 6-Jessop-635, 7-Tom Paterson-581, 8-Dylan Nobile-572, 9-Kelley-521, 10-Ashley Hazelton-382.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,533, 2-Jessop-964, 3-Ashley Hazelton-957, 4-T.Briedinger-915, 5-Breckenridge-805, 6-Rayborne-740, 7-A.Briedinger-714, 8-Tom Paterson-581, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Kelley-521.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: November 22 - Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Bullring

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

October 24, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring - "The Fall Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.599; 2. Toni Briedinger, 80, Briedinger-15.769; 3. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.823; 4. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.895; 5. Jeff Kelley, 55, Kelley-15.958; 6. Michael Fanelli, 19, Fanelli-15.961; 7. Joel Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-16.301; 8. Dezel West, 2, West-16.376; 9. Annie Briedinger, 75, Briedinger-16.490.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kelley, 2. Buckley, 3. Breckenridge, 4. Rayborne, 5. A.Briedinger. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jessop, 2. T.Briedinger, 3. Fanelli, 4. West. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Shawn Buckley, 2. Toni Briedinger, 3. Christine Breckenridge, 4. Jeff Kelley, 5. Michael Fanelli, 6. Cody Jessop, 7. Annie Briedinger, 8. Dezel West, 9. Joel Rayborne. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Buckley.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,048, 2-T.Briedinger-853, 3-Breckenridge-737, 4-A.Briedinger-667, 5-Rayborne-649, 6-Tom Paterson-581, 7-Jessop-579, 8-Dylan Nobile-572, 9-Kelley-453, 10-Ashley Hazelton-382.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,462, 2-Ashley Hazelton-957, 3-Jessop=908, 4-T.Briedinger-853, 5-Breckenridge-737, 6-Rayborne-699, 7-A.Briedinger-667, 8-Tom Paterson-581, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Kelley-453.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: October 25 - Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Bullring - "The Fall Classic"

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

October 24, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring - "The Fall Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.599; 2. Toni Briedinger, 80, Briedinger-15.769; 3. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.823; 4. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.895; 5. Jeff Kelley, 55, Kelley-15.958; 6. Michael Fanelli, 19, Fanelli-15.961; 7. Joel Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-16.301; 8. Dezel West, 2, West-16.376; 9. Annie Briedinger, 75, Briedinger-16.490.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kelley, 2. Buckley, 3. Breckenridge, 4. Rayborne, 5. A.Briedinger. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jessop, 2. T.Briedinger, 3. Fanelli, 4. West. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Shawn Buckley, 2. Toni Briedinger, 3. Christine Breckenridge, 4. Jeff Kelley, 5. Michael Fanelli, 6. Cody Jessop, 7. Annie Briedinger, 8. Dezel West, 9. Joel Rayborne. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Buckley.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,048, 2-T.Briedinger-853, 3-Breckenridge-737, 4-A.Briedinger-667, 5-Rayborne-649, 6-Tom Paterson-581, 7-Jessop-579, 8-Dylan Nobile-572, 9-Kelley-453, 10-Ashley Hazelton-382.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,462, 2-Ashley Hazelton-957, 3-Jessop=908, 4-T.Briedinger-853, 5-Breckenridge-737, 6-Rayborne-699, 7-A.Briedinger-667, 8-Tom Paterson-581, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Kelley-453.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: October 25 - Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Bullring - "The Fall Classic"

 

 

TULSA CEREMONY TO HONOR 8 LATEST NMARHOF INDUCTEES

Tulsa, Okla. is the site for the annual January inductions for the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. This year's inductees, to be announced this weekend during the annual "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., comprise a mix of drivers and car owners whose names will be enshrined in the hall which is presently housed at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc.

The inductions are part of the festivities surrounding the annual "Chili Bowl" Midget spectacular at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds and they will be held on Friday, January 16.

Alphabetically, this year's inductees are: Chuck Arnold, Nick Fornoro, Mike Gregg, Steve Knepper, Freddie Meeker, Norm Rapp, Jim Whitman and Ashley Wright.

Arnold, of Stamford, Conn., who served as the USAC Western States Midget Chief Steward from 1975-1981, won the 1954 NASCAR Midget title and finished as the runner-up the next year. In 1952 he was named "Most Improved Driver" in the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC). He recorded 14 feature victories in USAC National competition before his driving retirement in the early 1970s.

Fornoro, of Rockaway, N.J., began racing in 1947 and before retiring in 1956 won the 1950 ARDC and 1953 NASCAR Midget titles. After his driving career ended he became one of the country's premier chief starters and during the period from 1956-1992 he served in that capacity for ARDC, the ATQMRA TQ Midget series and eventually for Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) at their high-profile championship events. His sons Nick Jr. and Drew also became champion Midget drivers.

Gregg, of Washougal, Wash., is also a member of the Colorado and Belleville (Kans.) High Banks Halls of Fame. An eight-time champion of the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (1977-78-79-80-81-82-84-87), he recorded significant victories in the 1981 Belleville Midget Nationals and at the Seattle Kingdome in 1984. The 1973 USAC "Rookie of the Year," Mike notched four victories in USAC National competition. He also was the 1971 WMARA "Rookie of the Year."

Knepper, of Swansea, Ill., a member of a legendary motorsports family, is an eight-time champion of the Midwest Auto Racing Association (MARA), taking titles in 1986-87-89-90-92-96-2002-03. He began driving in 1981 and two years later won the 1983 St. Louis Auto Racing Association (SLARA) title. In 1988 and 1998 he scored wins in the prestigious "Belleville Midget Nationals" in Kansas and in 1992 he won the "Hut Hundred" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

Meeker, of Fairfield, Conn., was NASCAR's 1955 and 1956 Midget champion and promptly retired at the end of the 1956 racing season. Somewhat of a rarity by capturing titles driving both Offy-powered and non-Offy machines, he was a frequent competitor with the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) and the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA).

Rapp, of San Francisco, Calif., competed in the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) Midget wars for two decades and also participated in a number of events in the Iowa circuit. Since 1955-he has operated a parts supply business which has now become a large inventory for owners seeking vintage Midget parts.

Whitman, of Paramus, N.J., earned NASCAR Midget titles in 1957 and 1959. During 1957, while driving for legendary car owner Ken Brenn, Jim scored five feature wins in 23 starts.

Wright, one of the most accomplished Midget car owners in USAC's early history, fielded cars for Shorty Templeman, who helped Wright earn the 1956 USAC National car owner championship. At the annual "Night Before the 500" classic in Indianapolis, they scored victories in all three feature events that night! In 1957 Wright served as the race organizer for the popular "Tangerine Midget Tournament" in Florida which featured 11 races at eight different venues. The owner of the Hardwood Door Company of Chicago, his cars were driven by many of the era's biggest names.

 

 

6TH "WINTER DIRT GAMES" FEBRUARY 18-21 AT OCALA

"Winter Dirt Games VI" will showcase USAC's AMSOIL National Sprint Car stars in three consecutive nights of racing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. February 19-20-21. An open practice session is scheduled February 18 and February 22 is reserved as a rain date.

The Ocala events are set to kick off USAC's 2015 racing season but additional events in the Sunshine State are also under negotiation and may be announced in the weeks ahead.

Bubba Raceway Park's 3/8-mile D-shaped oval presents a unique challenge for those who compete there and the USAC races there have provided race fans with numerous memorable events since 2010.

Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson opened the 2014 AMSOIL National Sprint series with Ocala victories and they now stand 1-2 in the battle for the championship entering the final events on the west coast.

Clauson also won the 2013 opener, but Tracy Hines swept rounds two and three. Damion Gardner and Darren Hagen scored 2012 Ocala wins, while Gardner won twice there in 2011 and Clauson also scored that year. Gardner, who appears headed for the 2014 USAC/CRA title, swept the two "Winter Dirt Games" features at East Bay Raceway Park in 2010.

Florida has offered a "winter" destination for USAC participants ever since the debut of USAC in 1956. The first USAC Sprint race ever held saw 1955 Indianapolis 500 winner Bob Sweikert win at Southland Speedway in West Palm Beach. Chuck Weyant and Pat O'Connor scored wins that year at Jacksonville and Miami respectively.

Larry Dickson swept a pair of Sprint races at Hollywood in 1970 and Rich Vogler was the Sprint winner at the Tampa Fairgrounds in 1987.

In 2005, Dave Steele won at Orlando's Speed World. Then came the "Winter Dirt Games" in 2010 at Gibsonton.

"I'm always to ready to get going early in the year," says series point leader Bacon. "The Ocala track is unique, with different character from one corner to the other, and we've run good there in the past. Ocala is a great way to kick off the year and it's always nice to leave the cold, snowy climate in Indiana back home while we enjoy the sunshine in Florida." Bacon pilots the Dynamics, Inc. Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Stanton Mopar. The Dynamics, Inc. team is the all-time leader in terms of USAC National Sprint Car wins with 86.

The entire 2015 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series schedule is expected to be released the weekend at USAC's "Night of Champions" National Awards Dinner in Indianapolis, Ind. December 12.

 

TULSA CEREMONY TO HONOR 8 LATEST NMARHOF INDUCTEES

Tulsa, Okla. is the site for the annual January inductions for the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. This year's inductees, to be announced this weekend during the annual "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., comprise a mix of drivers and car owners whose names will be enshrined in the hall which is presently housed at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc.

The inductions are part of the festivities surrounding the annual "Chili Bowl" Midget spectacular at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds and they will be held on Friday, January 16.

Alphabetically, this year's inductees are: Chuck Arnold, Nick Fornoro Jr., Mike Gregg, Steve Knepper, Freddie Meeker, Norm Rapp, Jim Whitman and Ashley Wright.

Arnold, of Stamford, Conn., who served as the USAC Western States Midget Chief Steward from 1975-1981, won the 1954 NASCAR Midget title and finished as the runner-up the next year. In 1952 he was named "Most Improved Driver" in the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC). He recorded 14 feature victories in USAC National competition before his driving retirement in the early 1970s.

Fornoro, of Rockaway, N.J., began racing in 1947 and before retiring in 1956 won the 1950 ARDC and 1953 NASCAR Midget titles. After his driving career ended he became one of the country's premier chief starters and during the period from 1956-1992 he served in that capacity for ARDC, the ATQMRA TQ Midget series and eventually for Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) at their high-profile championship events. His sons Nick Jr. and Drew also became champion Midget drivers.

Gregg, of Washougal, Wash., is also a member of the Colorado and Belleville (Kans.) High Banks Halls of Fame. An eight-time champion of the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (1977-78-79-80-81-82-84-87), he recorded significant victories in the 1981 Belleville Midget Nationals and at the Seattle Kingdome in 1984. The 1973 USAC "Rookie of the Year," Mike notched four victories in USAC National competition. He also was the 1971 WMARA "Rookie of the Year."

Knepper, of Swansea, Ill., a member of a legendary motorsports family, is an eight-time champion of the Midwest Auto Racing Association (MARA), taking titles in 1986-87-89-90-92-96-2002-03. He began driving in 1981 and two years later won the 1983 St. Louis Auto Racing Association (SLARA) title. In 1988 and 1998 he scored wins in the prestigious "Belleville Midget Nationals" in Kansas and in 1992 he won the "Hut Hundred" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

Meeker, of Fairfield, Conn., was NASCAR's 1955 and 1956 Midget champion and promptly retired at the end of the 1956 racing season. Somewhat of a rarity by capturing titles driving both Offy-powered and non-Offy machines, he was a frequent competitor with the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) and the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA).

Rapp, of San Francisco, Calif., competed in the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) Midget wars for two decades and also participated in a number of events in the Iowa circuit. Since 1955-he has operated a parts supply business which has now become a large inventory for owners seeking vintage Midget parts.

Whitman, of Paramus, N.J., earned NASCAR Midget titles in 1957 and 1959. During 1957, while driving for legendary car owner Ken Brenn, Jim scored five feature wins in 23 starts.

Wright, one of the most accomplished Midget car owners in USAC's early history, fielded cars for Shorty Templeman, who helped Wright earn the 1956 USAC National car owner championship. At the annual "Night Before the 500" classic in Indianapolis, they scored victories in all three feature events that night! In 1957 Wright served as the race organizer for the popular "Tangerine Midget Tournament" in Florida which featured 11 races at eight different venues. The owner of the Hardwood Door Company of Chicago, his cars were driven by many of the era's biggest names.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS AT QUEEN CREEK NOVEMBER 1;

SUSSEX WINS "HANK ARNOLD MEMORIAL AT CANYON

R.J. Johnson's pursuit of the 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car championship will resume November 1 with an appearance at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. He emerged from last Saturday night's race at Peoria, Ariz. with a 116-point margin over Josh Pelkey in the new standings.

Stevie Sussex of Tempe, Ariz. led all 30 laps to win Saturday's "Hank Arnold Memorial" at Canyon Speedway Park. Mike Martin finished second ahead of Matt Rossi, Charles Davis Jr. and Pelkey. Johnson was sixth.

Three of Johnson's nine wins this year have come at Queen Creek, while Davis and Pelkey have also scored victories there.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,193, 2-Josh Pelkey-1,077, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,072, 4-Matt Rossi-979, 5-Shon Deskins-940, 6-Mike Martin-930, 7-Tye Mihocko-844, 8-Michael Curtis-649, 9-Andy Reinbold-640, 10-Nick Aiuto-613.

 

 

 

LVMS "BULLRING" HOSTS WESTERN HPDs;

NOBILE, CARROLL RECORD MEMORABLE VICTORIES

Shawn Buckley leads the USAC Western HPD Midgets to the Las Vegas (Nev.) Bullring this weekend for races Friday and Saturday. He leads the standings in the Western Pavement and Wester overall points after 10 "top-four" finishes, including a victory at LVMS August 31.

Dylan Nobile of Clovis, Calif. gave himself a great 21st birthday present Saturday night, winning the 30-lap USAC Western HPD Midget race at Madera Speedway. He passed Cody Jessop on lap 15 and led the final 16 laps to beat Toni Briedinger, Jessop, Tom Paterson and Courtney Crone.

Nikki Carroll of Andover, N.J. won Saturday night's 35-lap "special event" USAC Eastern HPD Midget race at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C. He passed Chris Lamb with six laps remaining and led to the checkered flag to beat Lamb, Scott Hunter, Tyler Corriher and Matt Lundstrom. Steven Intravaia led the first 11 laps and Lamb the next 18 before yielding to Carroll.

Carroll now becomes the youngest driver at age 12 ever to win a professional USAC feature race.

Hunter leads the Eastern standings into their 2014 series finales October 31 and November 1 at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-977, 2-Toni Briedinger-784, 3-Christine Breckenridge-671, 4-Annie Briedinger-621, 5-Joel Rayborne-608, 6-Tom Paterson-581, 7-Dylan Nobile-572, 8-Cody Jessop-523, 9-Jeff Kelley-392, 10-Ashley Hazelton-382.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,391, 2-Ashley Hazelton-957, 3-Cody Jessop-852, 4-Toni Briedinger-784, 5-Christine Breckenridge-671, 6-Joel Rayborne-658, 7-Annie Brideinger-621, 8-Tom Paterson-681, 9-Dylan Nobile-572, 10-Marvin Mitchell-416.

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS:

October 18, 2014 - Rougemont, North Carolina - Orange County Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Nikki Carroll, 5c, Carroll-14.550; 2. Matt Lundstrom, 5, Lundstrom-14.590; 3. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-14.600; 4. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-14.620; 5. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-14.620; 6. Steven Intravaia, 6, Intravaia-14.630; 7. Mike Ward, 80, Ward-14.670; 8. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-14.710; 9. Dillon Silverman, 4, Silverman-14.750; 10. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-14.920; 11. Nic Davidson, 1, Radical-14.980; 12. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-15.010; 13. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-15.430.

FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Nikki Carroll, 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Scott Hunter, 4. Tyler Corriher, 5. Matt Lundstrom, 6. Kyle Craker, 7. Steven Intravaia, 8. Calvin Carroll, 9. Dillon Silverman, 10. Jake Nelke, 11. Nic Davidson, 12. Nolan Allison, 13. Mike Ward. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 Intravaia, Laps 12-29 Lamb, Laps 30-35 N.Carroll.

NEXT USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET RACES:October 31 - November 1 - Sophia, NC - Caraway Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

October 18, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dylan Nobile, 40, Gerhardt-14.833; 2. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-14.905; 3. Toni Briedinger, 80, Briedinger-14.939; 4. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.043; 5. Courtney Crone, 98c, Pankratz-15.058; 6. Tom Paterson, 9, Paterson-16.100; 7. Duke Love, 3L, Love-15.141; 8. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.192; Joel Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-15.219; 10. Ashley Hazelton, 32, Hazelton-15.266; 11. Annie Briedinger, 75, Briedinger-15.323; 12. Jesse James Burks, 69, Burks-15.371; 13. Antonia Boscacci, 09, Love-16.100.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Nobile, 2. T.Briedinger, 3. Crone, 4. Love, 5. A.Briedinger, 6. Rayborne, 7. Boscacci. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Buckley, 2. Paterson, 3. Jessop, 4. Breckenridge, 5. Hazelton, 6. Burks. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Dylan Nobile, 2. Toni Briedinger, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Tom Paterson, 5. Courtney Crone, 6. Shawn Buckley, 7. Christine Breckenridge, 8. Duke Love, 9. Annie Briedinger, 10. Joel Rayborne, 11. Jesse James Burks, 12. Antonia Boscacci, 13. Ashley Hazelton. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Jessop, Laps 15-30 Nobile.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,049, 2-T.Briedinger-784, 3-Breckenridge-671, 4-A.Briedinger-621, 5-Rayborne-608, 6-Paterson-581, 7-Nobile-572, 8-Jessop-523, 9-Jeff Kelley-392, 10-Hazelton-382.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,391, 2-Hazelton-957, 3-Jessop-852, 4-T.Briedinger-784, 5-Paterson-681, 6-Breckenridge-671, 7-Rayborne-658, 8-A.Brideinger-621, 9-Nobile-572, 10-Marvin Mitchell-416.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: October 24-25 - Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway Bullring

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

October 18, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Hank Arnold Memorial”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Shon Deskins, 20, Deskins-15.295; 2. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-15.344; 3. Brian Hosford, 32B, Weber-15.380; 4. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-15.395; 5. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-15.439; 6. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-15.487; 7. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-15.489; 8. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-15.636; 9. Stevie Sussex, 21AZ, Sussex-15.781; 10. Tom Ogle, 48, Ogle-15.904; 11. Matt Lundy, 98, Lundy-15.937; 12. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-15.996; 13. R.J. Johnson, 77M, Michaels-16.303; 14. Mark Morin, 28, Morin-16.346; 15. Justin Quinn, 93, Quinn-16.673; 16. Glenn Styres, OG, Styres-17.726.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. St. James, 2. Sussex, 3. Martin, 4. Deskins, 5. Johnson, 6. Hosford, 7. Lundy, 8. Quinn. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ogle, 2. Mihocko, 3. Rossi, 4. Davis, 5. Curtis, 6. Pelkey, 7. Styres, 8. Morin. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex, 2. Mike Martin, 3. Matt Rossi, 4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. Josh Pelkey, 6. R.J. Johnson, 7. Bruce St. James, 8. Tom Ogle, 9. Shon Deskins, 10. Michael Curtis, 11. Brian Hosford, 12. Tye Mihocko, 13. Glenn Styres, 14. Justin Quinn, 15. Matt Lundy, 16. Mark Morin.

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Sussex.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: November 1 – Queen Creek, AZ – Arizona Speedway

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS RETURN TO CANYON FOR HANK ARNOLD MEMORIAL

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 15, 2014... This Saturday, October 18th, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will return to action at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria. Promoted by Kevin Montgomery, the “Hank Arnold Memorial” will also feature Mini Sprints, Pure Stocks, and Dwarf Cars. The Spectator Gates will open at 5:00pm, with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.RACE (7223).

Saturday’s event marks the return of the “Hank Arnold Memorial” to the schedule. Once a mainstay on the Arizona sprint car scene, the race honors Hank Arnold, who is widely regarded as one of the most popular drivers, mechanics, and car builders in the state. Sadly, Arnold lost his life in a terrible crash at Manzanita Speedway on June 16, 1967 and one week later, Bob Huebner claimed the first of his two memorial victories. “The Shermanator” Jeremy Sherman leads all drivers with six victories and other multiple winners include Wayne Bennet (4), Billy Shuman (3), Eric Wilkins (3), Larry Clark (2), Bob Cleberg (2), Dennis Matousek (2), and Bob Ream Jr. (2). In 2011, Stevie Sussex joined the winner’s list that also has Lealand McSpadden, Buddy Taylor, Billy Boat, Marty Wilcox, Jerry Coons Jr., Josh Pelkey, Charles Davis Jr., and Rick Ziehl.

Heading to the “Hank Arnold Memorial,” R.J. Johnson of Phoenix sits atop the standings with a 123-point advantage. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson ran sixth last Saturday at Prescott Valley after leading the first twenty-five laps. To date, the defending USAC SouthWest Champion has ten feature wins, thirteen heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-six top-10 finishes, and 202 feature laps led to his credit. This Saturday, R.J. will be looking to add the “Arnold Memorial” to his resume.

After winning last Saturday’s “Rick Stewart Memorial,” Peoria’s Josh Pelkey has climbed to second in the point chase. Driving Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey has four main event wins, five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-seven top-10 finishes, and 71 feature laps led on the season. Josh won the event in 1997 on his way to the ASCA Championship and will have his sights on gaining valuable points with another triumph.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye ranks third in the point standings. Racing the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis claimed fifth at Prescott Valley after starting eighth. The five-time state champion heads to Canyon with four main event wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, two hard charger awards, twenty-three top-10 finishes, and 122 feature laps led in 2014. “Chargin” Charles scored the “Hank Arnold Memorial” win in 2003 and will be looking to add Saturday’s winning trophy to his collection.

On the strength of his second place run at the “Stewart Memorial,” Phoenix’s Matt Rossi has risen to fourth in the championship points. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi has four heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and fifteen top-10 finishes in the campaign. On Saturday, Matt will have his sights on earning his first win of the season at the “Hank Arnold Memorial.”

Shon Deskins of Phoenix sits fifth in the USAC SouthWest point standings. Driving his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins placed eighteenth in last Saturday’s 40-lap feature. As this writing goes to press, the veteran racer has one feature win, eight heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty top-10 finishes, and 60 feature laps led on the year. Shon will be looking to rebound with the main event win at Canyon Speedway Park.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Andy Reinbold, Nick Aiuto, Michael Curtis, Brian Hosford, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Mike Colegrove, Josh Shipley, Stevie Sussex, Tom Ogle, Chris Bonneau, Mike Bonneau, 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). ----------------------------------------------- HANK ARNOLD MEMORIAL WINNERS: 1967-Bob Huebner, 1968-Bob Cleberg, 1969-Jerry McClung, 1970-Bob Cleberg, 1971-Bob Huebner, 1972-Billy Shuman, 1973-Lealand McSpadden, 1974-Buddy Taylor, 1975-Billy Shuman, 1976-Billy Shuman, 1977-Dennis Matousek, 1978-Dennis Matousek, 1979-Larry Clark, 1980-Wayne Bennett, 1981-Larry Clark, 1983-Wayne Bennet, 1984-Wayne Bennet, 1988-Billy Boat, 1989-Wayne Bennet, 1990-Marty Wilcox, 1991-Dick Kelm, 1992-Bob Ream Jr., 1993-Curt Brown, 1994-Mike Boat, 1996-Jerry Coons Jr., 1997-Josh Pelkey, 1998-Bob Ream Jr., 1999-Eric Wilkins, 2000-Eric Wilkins, 2001-Eric Wilkins, 2002-Jeremy Sherman, 2003-Charles Davis Jr., 2004-Jeremy Sherman, 2005-Jeremy Sherman, 2006-Jeremy Sherman, 2007-Jeremy Sherman, 2008-Andy Reinbold, 2009-Rick Ziehl, 2010-Jeremy Sherman, 2011-Stevie Sussex.

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 10-R.J. Johnson, 4-Charles Davis Jr., 4-Josh Pelkey, 3-Dave Darland, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

CANYON USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 9-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-1144, 2. Josh Pelkey-1021, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-1013, 4. Matt Rossi-919, 5. Shon Deskins-893, 6. Mike Martin-867, 7. Tye Mihocko-808, 8. Andy Reinbold-641, 9. Nick Aiuto-613, 10. Michael Curtis-611, 11. Brian Hosford-567, 12. Bruce St. James-544, 13. Mike Colegrove-530, 14. Josh Shipley-416, 15. Stevie Sussex-376, 16. Tom Ogle-373, 17. Chris Bonneau-327, 18. Mike Bonneau-318, 19. Josh Hodges-279, 20. Mark Morin-271.

 

 

JOSH PELKEY WINS RICK STEWART MEMORIAL AT PRESCOTT VALLEY

By Lance Jennings

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ – OCTOBER 12, 2014... Taking the lead from R.J. Johnson on lap twenty-six, Peoria’s Josh Pelkey won Saturday’s “Rick Stewart Memorial” at Prescott Valley Speedway. For Pelkey, the 40-lap feature win was his fourth USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph of the season. Matt Rossi, Stevie Sussex, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. rounded out the top-five drivers.

Piloting Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Josh Pelkey ran second to Stevie Sussex in his heat race and entered the feature ranked third in the nightly passing points. Starting fourth on the grid, the former ASCA Champion stormed to the Stewart Memorial victory. Win the Prescott Valley win, Josh has climbed to second in the standings with five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-seven top-10 finishes, and 71 feature laps led on the season.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix charged to second in the Prescott Valley feature after starting fifth. Racing the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi won the night’s first 10-lap heat race and placed second in passing points. The veteran racer heads to Canyon Speedway Park ranked fourth in series points with four heat race victories, two hard charger awards, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led.

Tempe’s Stevie Sussex raced from sixth to claim third in the Rick Stewart Memorial. Driving the #21AZ Stratis Construction / RSS Industries RSS, Sussex won the third 10-lap heat race and was the night’s high point driver heading to the feature. To date, Stevie is fifteenth in the point chase with two heat race victories, one hard charger award, seven top-10 finishes, and fifteen feature laps led in 2014.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma drove to fourth at Prescott Valley after starting ninth. Piloting his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin placed fourth in his heat race and was seated ninth in passing points. Heading to Saturday’s “Hank Arnold Memorial,” the former “Hall of Fame Classic” winner is sixth in points with one feature win, four heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, eighteen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led on the year.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. took fifth in the 40-lap Stewart Memorial after starting eighth. Racing the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis ran third in his heat race and placed eighth in the nightly passing points. To date, the five-time state champion is third in points with four feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, two hard charger awards, twenty-three top-10 finishes, and 122 feature laps led.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix raced to victory in the night’s second heat race. Driving Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson was fifth in passing points and led the first twenty-five laps before scoring sixth at the checkered flags. The point leader has ten feature wins, thirteen heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-six top-10 finishes, and 202 feature laps led in the campaign.

This Saturday, October 18th, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will return to action at Kevin Montgomery's Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona. The “Hank Arnold Memorial" will also feature Mini Sprints, Pure Stocks, and Dwarf Cars. Located at 9777 West Carefree Highway, more event information can be found at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or calling 602.258.RACE (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: October 11, 2014 – Prescott Valley, Arizona – Prescott Valley Speedway – “Rick Stewart Memorial”

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 6. Glenn Styres (#0G Styres). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Sussex), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 6. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

FEATURE: (40 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Josh Pelkey (4th), 2. Matt Rossi (5th), 3. Stevie Sussex (6th), 4. Mike Martin (9th), 5. Charles Davis Jr. (8th), 6. R.J. Johnson (2nd), 7. Bruce St. James (7th), 8. Nick Aiuto (14th), 9. Chris Bonneau (13th), 10. Brian Hosford (12th), 11. Tye Mihocko (1st), 12. Glenn Styres (18th), 13. Michael Curtis (16th), 14. Mike Bonneau (15th), 15. Mark Morin (17th), 16. Andy Reinbold (11th), 17. Mike Colegrove (3rd), 18 Shon Deskins (10th). NT ---------------------------- *Reinbold flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Johnson, Laps 26-40 Pelkey. HARD CHARGER: Nick Aiuto (14th to 8th)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-1144, 2. Josh Pelkey-1021, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-1013, 4. Matt Rossi-919, 5. Shon Deskins-893, 6. Mike Martin-867, 7. Tye Mihocko-808, 8. Andy Reinbold-641, 9. Nick Aiuto-613, 10. Michael Curtis-611, 11. Brian Hosford-567, 12. Bruce St. James-544, 13. Mike Colegrove-530, 14. Josh Shipley-416, 15. Stevie Sussex-376, 16. Tom Ogle-373, 17. Chris Bonneau-327, 18. Mike Bonneau-318, 19. Josh Hodges-279, 20. Mark Morin-271.

 

 

RYAN BERNAL SWEEPS COTTON CLASSIC AT TULARE

By Lance Jennings

TULARE, CA – OCTOBER 12, 2014... Continuing his winning ways, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal swept the “Cotton Classic” at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. For Bernal, Saturday’s non-point $1,500 victory was his sixth USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory of the campaign. “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Jake Swanson, and Richard Vander Weerd chased the recently crowned USAC Western Classic Champion to the checkered flags.

Driving Mike Phulps’ #56 Mandarin Tri-L Ranch / Core Power ART, Ryan Bernal tied Bryan Clauson, Peter Murphy, and Richard Vander Weerd’s series record of six wins in a season. Earlier in the program, Ryan claimed his fifth Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, won the night’s 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1, and earned his series leading twentieth feature victory. Currently ranked fifth in points, Bernal also has four heat race victories, eleven top-10 finishes, and 117 feature laps led.

Making his first West Coast start of the season, “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol challenged Bernal for the top spot before finishing second. Piloting Ted Finkenbinder’s #3F Western Industrial X-Ray Eagle, Ensign qualified fourth out of the eighteen racers in the pit area and took third in his heat race.

Tipton’s “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. also pressured Bernal for a few laps before scoring third in the “Cotton Classic” Racing Junior Bowman’s #2 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / DeBoer & Sons Trucking Spike, Faria was fifth quick in time trials and ran second in his heat race to Jace Vander Weerd. Last year’s champion is currently sixth in points with two heat race victories, two Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards, and eight top-10 finishes.

Jake Swanson of Anaheim placed fourth at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. Racing Tom and Laurie Sertich’s Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror / Ram-Bull Racing Victory, Swanson qualified third overall and took second to Trey Marcham in his heat race. After two starts, the former USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year sits twenty-ninth in points with one feature win and six feature laps led to his credit.

Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd claimed fifth in the 30-lap main event. Piloting the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Richard was second fast in time trials and ran third in his heat race. The 2011 Champion ranks third in points with one feature win, seven heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, eleven top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led.

Making a rare non-wing start, Kyler Shaw of Fresno earned the night’s Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a ninth place run from eighteenth. Driving the family owned #92K PMS Investments / Shaw Structures Unlimited KPC, Shaw qualified eighteenth overall and placed fourth in his heat race. To date, Kyler is forty-sixth in the point chase.

Jace Vander Weerd of Visalia drove to victory in the program’s Deist Safety Heat Race #2. Racing the family owned #88 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Jace was eighth quick in time trials and took sixth in the main event. The former USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year is currently fourth in the standings with one feature win, three heat race victories, twelve top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led.

Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma won the 10-lap Saldana Racing Products / Weld Racing Heat Race #3 in his first sprint car start. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Marcham qualified ninth overall and rebounded to score eighth in the main event after an early tangle.

On Thursday, November 6th, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will close out their 2014 campaign at Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway. The $2,500-to-win, $300-to-start, "2nd Annual 360 Oval Nationals" is the final round of the "Grudge Series" with the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars. Early racer entry fees are $50 and the entry forms can be downloaded at http://www.westcoastsprintcars.com/images/fppics14/ovalnationals.jpg. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds in Perris, California, more event information can be found at www.perrisautospeedway.com or calling (951) 940-0134.

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 “SPECIAL EVENT” SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: October 11, 2014 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway – “Cotton Classic”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.500; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.718; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-15.763; 4. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-15.776; 5. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.855; 6. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.862; 7. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.868; 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.929; 9. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-16,038; 10. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-16.057; 11. Kolby Araki, 30K, Araki-16.386; 12. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-16.553; 13. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.604; 14. Matt Day, 97, Day-16.641; 15. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.713; 16. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Hogginbotham-16.796; 17. Jeff Bothelo, 14X, Bothelo-16.939; 18. Kyler Shaw, 92K, Shaw-17.274.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Kaeding, 3. Ensign, 4. Carter, 5. Higginbotham, 6. Adams. NT

DEIST SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. J.Vander Weerd, 2. Faria, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Bothelo, 5. Araki. 6. Day. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / WELD RACING HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Marcham, 2. Swanson, 3. Liggett, 4. Ky.Shaw, 5. Ko.Shaw, 6. Sibley. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ryan Bernal (6th), 2. Geoff Ensign (3rd), 3. Danny Faria Jr. (2nd), 4. Jake Swanson (4th), 5. Richard Vander Weerd (5th), 6. Jace Vander Weerd (8th), 7. Max Adams (10th), 8. Trey Marcham (9th), 9. Kyler Shaw (18th), 10. Kolby Araki (11th), 11. Jeff Sibley (15th), 12. Koen Shaw (12th), 13. Jeff Bothelo (17th), 14. Matt Day (14th), 15. Trent Carter (13th), 16. Bud Kaeding (7th), 17. Austin Liggett (1st), 18. Greg Higginbotham (16th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Liggett, Laps 15-30 Bernal KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Kyler Shaw (18th 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.

2014 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE DATE - TRACK - LOCATION November 6: *Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series) November 20: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points) November 21: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points) November 22: *Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win / Non-Points) ----------------------------------------------- * = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC Southwest Sprints. This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

HPDs HEAD FOR ROUGEMONT & MADERA;

LUNDSTROM, HUNTER & RAIN SCORE AT ACE

USAC HPD Midget racing this week finds Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C. hosting the Eastern series Saturday while the Western Pavement series returns to the Madera (Calif.) Speedway Saturday.

Scott Hunter leads the Eastern series to Rougemont and Shawn Buckley sits atop the Western standings going into Madera.

Matt Lundstrom of Concord, N.C. and Hunter, of Wald Lake, Mich., scored 20-lap USAC Eastern HPD Midget victories Saturday night at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. Both led all 20 laps on their way to their wins in the "twin-lap-20" program. Trailing Lundstrom in the opener were Chris Lamb, Calvin Carroll, Hunter and Blaine Leydig. In the nightcap, Hunter, the series point leader and fast qualifier, was trailed by Lamb, Calvin Carroll, Tyler Corriher and Lundstrom.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-991, 2-Toni Breidinger-716, 3-Christine Breckenridge-624, 4-Annie Breidinger-581, 5-Joel Raybourne-572, 6-Tom Paterson-522, 7-Dylan Nobile-498, 8-Cody Jessop-460, 9-Jeff Kelley-392, 10-Ashley Hazelton-351.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,333, 2-Ashley Hazelton-926, 3-Cody Jessop-789, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Joel Rayborne-622, 7-Annie Briedinger-581, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Marvin Mitchell-416,

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-906, 2-Calvin Carroll-789, 3-Tyler Corriher-745, 4-Chris Lamb-678, 5-Nikki Carroll-632, 6-Matt Lundstrom-551, 7-Blaine Leydig-505, 8-Nolan Allison-379, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Jake Nelke-228.

 

 

WEST COAST SPRINTS CLOSE AT PERRIS NOV. 6;

BERNAL WINS "COTTON CLASSIC" SPECIAL EVENT AT TULARE

Matt Mitchell will lead the USAC West Coast Sprint Car series to its final 2014 event November 6 in the opening race of this year's "Budweiser Oval Nationals" program at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Mitchell has a 28-point lead over Markus Niemela in the current standings, which were not affected by last Saturday's "non-points" race at Tulare, Calif.

USAC Western Classic Sprint car point leader Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. won Saturday night's 30-lap West Coast Sprint "Cotton Classic" at Thunderbowl Raceway. Piloting the Mike Phulps Core Power/DMI Race Products ART/S & S, Bernal passed Austin Liggett on lap 15 and led the final 16 laps to beat Geoff Ensign, Danny Faria Jr., Jake Swanson and Richard Vander Weerd.

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-Danny Faria Jr.-500, 7-Troy Rutherford-500, 8-Austin Liggett-490, 9-Nic Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

 

 

"SALT CITY 78" CAPS SWANSON'S SILVER CROWN TITLE!

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. capped his 2014 USAC Silver Crown National Championship in victory lane Saturday at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, winning the "Salt City 78" series finale.

Swanson's title is his first in USAC National competition. He previously won the 2005 Western Sprint Car crown and in 2009 was named USAC's Silver Crown "Rookie of the Year."

Piloting the DePalma Motorsports Radio Hospital Maxim/Hampshire, Swanson out jumped pole winner Bobby East at the start and led the first 12 laps. East returned to the point on lap 13 and led through lap 66 before yielding back to Swanson for the final 12 circuits. A.J. Fike charged to the runner-up position at the checkered flag ahead of East, Chris Windom and Eastern standout Stewart Friesen, who was making his initial Silver Crown appearance.

Swanson closed out the season with five victories in 10 starts to beat Tracy Hines by 27 points for the title. East took third in the final standings ahead of Chris Windom and Jerry Coons Jr.

Final 2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings: 1-Kody Swanson-582, 2-Tracy Hines-555, 3-Bobby East-537, 4-Chris Windom-469, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-408, 6-A.J. Fike-320, 7-Jacob Wilson-306, 8-Shane Cockrum-286, 9-Caleb Armstrong-259, 10-Patrick Lawson-245.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS BACK TO CANYON SATURDAY;

PELKEY WINS PRESCOTT VALLEY'S "RICK STEWART MEMORIAL"

USAC Southwest Sprint Car series runner-up Josh Pelkey of Peoria, Ariz. stormed to victory in Saturday night's 40-lap "Rick Stewart Memorial" at Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway. This coming Saturday he and the Southwest series regulars will tackle Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. in the "Hank Arnold Memorial."

Pelkey and the Robbie and Gaye Allen ABC Body Shop/NAPA Auto Parts Maxim/Advanced entry passed series point leader R.J. Johnson on lap 26 and led the final 15 laps for Saturday's win. Matt Rossi took second at the checkered flag ahead of Stevie Sussex, Mike Martin and Charles Davis Jr. as Johnson finished sixth after leading the first 25 laps

Pelkey stands 123 points behind Johnson in the new standings entering this Saturday's race at Peoria. Charles Davis Jr. is third in the points, just eight behind Pelkey.

In six starts this year at Peoria, Pelkey has a pair of feature victories.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,144; 2-Josh Pelkey-1,021, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-1,013, 4-Matt Rossi-919, 5-Shon Deskins-893, 6-Mike Martin-867, 7-Tye Mihocko-808, 8-Andy Reinbold-640, 9-Nick Aiuto-613, 10-Michael Curtis-611.

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS:

October 11, 2014 - Altamahaw, North Carolina - Ace Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-15.813; 2. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.870; 3. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-15.879; 4. Blaine Leydig, 21, Leydig-15.923; 5. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-15.950; 6. Matt Lundstrom, 5, Lundstrom-16.022; 7. Dillon Silverman, 4, Silverman-16.172; 8. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-16.205; 9. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-16.221; 10. Nikki Carroll, 5c, Carroll-16.263; 11. Eric Lewis, 1. Lamb-16.530; 12. Andrew Layser, 6, Lamb-16.545.

FIRST FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Matt Lundtsrom, 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Calvin Carroll, 4. Scott Hunter, 5. Blaine Leydig, 6. Dillon Silverman, 7. Tyler Corriher, 8. Nolan Allison, 9. Kyle Craker, 10. Eric Lewis, 11. Andrew Layser, 12. Nikki Carroll. NT

SECOND FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Scott Hunter, 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Calvin Carroll, 4. Tyler Corriher, 5. Matt Lundstrom, 6. Blaine Leydig, 7. Dillon Silverman, 8. Kyle Craker, 9. Nikki Carroll, 10. Nolan Allison, 11. Eric Lewis, 12. Andrew Layser. NT

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FIRST FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Lundstrom.

SECOND FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Hunter.

NEW USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET STANDINGS: 1-Hunter-906, 2-C.Carroll-789, 3-Corriher-745, 4-Lamb-678, 5-N.Carroll-632, 6-Lundstrom-551, 7-Leydig-505, 8-Allison-379, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Jake Nelke-228.

NEXT USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET RACES:October 18 - Rougemont, NC - Orange County Speedway

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

October 11, 2014 – Prescott Valley, Arizona – Prescott Valley Speedway – “Rick Stewart Memorial”

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 6. Glenn Styres (#0G Styres). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Sussex), 2. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau), 6. Mark Morin (#28 Morin). NT

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey, 2. Matt Rossi, 3. Stevie Sussex, 4. Mike Martin, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. R.J. Johnson, 7. Bruce St. James, 8. Nick Aiuto, 9. Chris Bonneau, 10. Brian Hosford, 11. Tye Mihocko, 12. Glenn Styres, 13. Michael Curtis, 14. Mike Bonneau, 15. Mark Morin, 16. Andy Reinbold, 17. Mike Colegrove, 18 Shon Deskins. NT

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*Reinbold flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Johnson, Laps 26-40 Pelkey.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: October 18 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park – “Southwest Championships”

 

 

USAC WEST COAST “SPECIAL EVENT” SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

October 11, 2014 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway – “Cotton Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.500; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.718; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-15.763; 4. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-15.776; 5. Danny Faria Jr., 2, Bowman-15.855; 6. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.862; 7. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.868; 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.929; 9. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-16,038; 10. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-16.057; 11. Kolby Araki, 30K, Araki-16.386; 12. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-16.553; 13. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-16.604; 14. Matt Day, 97, Day-16.641; 15. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-16.713; 16. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Hogginbotham-16.796; 17. Jeff Bothelo, 14X, Bothelo-16.939; 18. Kyler Shaw, 92K, Shaw-17.274.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Kaeding, 3. Ensign, 4. Carter, 5. Higginbotham, 6. Adams. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. J.Vander Weerd, 2. Faria, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Botelho, 5. Araki. 6. Day. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Marcham, 2. Swanson, 3. Liggett, 4. Ky.Shaw, 5. Ko.Shaw, 6. Sibley. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Geoff Ensign, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Jake Swanson, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 7. Max Adams, 8. Trey Marcham, 9. Kyler Shaw, 10. Kolby Araki, 11. Jeff Sibley, 12. Koen Shaw, 13. Jeff Bothelo, 14. Matt Day, 15. Trent Carter, 16. Bud Kaeding, 17. Austin Liggett, 18. Greg Higginbotham. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Liggett, Laps 15-30 Bernal

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT POINTS: 1.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE: November 6 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway – “360 Oval Nationals”

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS:

October 11, 2014 - Syracuse, New York - New York State Fairgrounds - "Salt City 78"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-32.436; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-32.535; 3. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-32.627; 4. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-32.640; 5. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-32.702; 6. Rich Tobias Jr., 117, Tobias-32.762; 7. Stewart Friesen, 99, RPM/Gormly-32.856; 8. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-33.113; 9. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-33.160; 10. Steve Buckwalter, 53, SET-33.273; 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-33.315; 12. Randy Bateman, 55, Bateman-34.005; 13. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-35.105; 14. Kenny Gentry, 18, Gentry-37.972; 15. Wes Miller, 36, Miller-NT.

FEATURE: (78 laps) 1. Kody Swanson, 2. A.J. Fike, 3. Bobby East, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Stewart Friesen, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 8. Rich Tobias Jr., 9. Davey Ray, 10. Patrick Lawson, 11. Randy Bateman, 12. Steve Buckwalter, 13. Kenny Gentry, 14. Shane Cockrum, 15. Wes Miller.. 45:23.12

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Swanson, Laps 13-66 East, Laps 67-78 Swanson.

FINAL USAC SILVER CROWN POINTS: 1-Swanson-582, 2-Hines-555, 3-East-537, 4-Windom-469, 5-Coons-408, 6-Fike-320, 7-Jacob Wilson-306, 8-Cockrum-286, 9-Caleb Armstrong-259, 10-Lawson-245.

 

TULARE HOSTS 29TH ANNUAL COTTON CLASSIC THIS SATURDAY

 By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 8, 2014... This Saturday, October 11th, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will make their fifth and final appearance of the year at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. Originally scheduled at Hanford’s Kings Speedway, the non-point “29th Annual Cotton Classic” will also feature the winged King of the West 410 Sprint Cars and Legends of Kearney Bowl Super Modifieds. The Spectator Gates will open at 4:00pm, Hot Laps will begin at 5:00pm, Time Trials at 6:00pm, and Racing is set for 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.tularethunderbowl.com or call 559.688.0909.

NOTICE TO RACERS: Saturday’s race at Tulare 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. Thunderbowl Raceway has 95db at 100 feet state mandated sound rule and the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Rule Book can be found online at www.westcoastsprintcars.com and www.usacracing.com.

Since March 2010, twenty-one USAC West Coast Sprint Car races have been held at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. Ryan Bernal leads all drivers with seven Tulare wins and holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 15.158, set on October 8, 2011. This season, Dennis Howell claimed his first series win on March 14th and Bernal has won the last three appearances at Thunderbowl Raceway. “The Bakersfield Bullet” Rusty Carlile earned the Cotton Classic victory in 2009, as Terry Schank Jr., Peter Murphy, Ryan Bernal, and Richard Vander Weerd have also won the prestigious race.

After the Watsonville-Chowchilla doubleheader with the USAC Western Classic Sprints, Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, California has taken over the point lead. Racing his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell earned his first series win at Ocean Speedway on August 8th and currently holds a 28-point advantage. In addition, 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, eleven top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led to his credit. Matt will be looking for his first win at Thunderbowl Raceway and add the Cotton Classic trophy to his collection.

After leading the points for most of the season, Rauma, Finland’s Markus Niemela is second in the point standings. Driving Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Niemela was seventh in the series debut at Chowchilla. To date, last season’s USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, one heat race victory, eleven top-10 finishes, and 12 feature laps led on the year. At press time, the Josh Ford Motorsports Team has announced that Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma will be at the helm of the Berry Park #73.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, California sits third in the USAC West Coast point chase. Piloting the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd placed fifth in the Chowchilla main event. Currently, the 2011 Champion has one feature win, seven heat race victories, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, ten top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led in 2014. Richard will be looking for his fourth Tulare triumph and sixteenth career series win on Saturday.

Visalia, California’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 Chowchilla on August 9th. 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, eleven top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led. Jace will have his sights on his fifth career series win by adding Tulare to his win list.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister, California has climbed to fifth in the USAC West Coast standings. Driving Mike Phulps #56 Mandarin Tri-L Ranch / Core Power ART, Bernal scored fourteenth at Chowchilla after an early exit. Currently, the recently crowned 2-time USAC Western Classic Champion has five feature wins, four Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, three heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 101 feature laps led on the season. Ryan will have his sights on tying the series record of six victories in a season, held by Bryan Clauson (2013), Peter Murphy (2009), and Richard Vander Weerd (2013).

Currently seventeenth in points, Trent Carter of Terra Bella, California leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Garrett Long, Connor Kassik, and Robert Nuckles are also in contention.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Austin Liggett, “Shifter” Landon Hurst, Marty Hawkins, Kevin Barnes, Jeff Sibley, Bud Kaeding, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Matt Day, Max Adams, T.J. Smith, Jake Swanson, Jonathan Logan, Scott Hall, 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 $25 and General Admission seats are $20. 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). ----------------------------------------------- NON-WINGED 360 SPRINT COTTON CLASSIC WINNERS: 2009-Rusty Carlile, 2010-Terry Schank Jr., 2011-Peter Murphy, 2012-Ryan Bernal, 2013-Richard Vander Weerd.

2014 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 5-Ryan Bernal, 3-Dave Darland, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Nic Faas, 1-Dennis Howell, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Matt Mitchell, 1-Troy Rutherford, 1-Jake Swanson, 1-Jace Vander Weerd, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

TULARE USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 7-Ryan Bernal, 4-Bud Kaeding, 3-Richard Vander Weerd, 2-Kyle Larson, 2-Craig Stidham, 1-Dean Alexander, 1-Dennis Howell, 1-Peter Murphy.

TULARE USAC WEST COAST 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Ryan Bernal – 15.158 (10/08/11)

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 ROOKIE CANDIDATES EYE SERIES FINALES

Drivers competing for USAC's "Rookie of the Year" awards are gearing up for the final events of 2014 as the National series enter their final two months.

Drivers Caleb Armstrong, Patrick Lawson and Christopher Bell are tops among rookies in the Silver Crown Championship while Jarett Andretti and Shane Cockrum appear to be the top AMSOIL Sprint Car leaders and Kevin Thomas Jr. sits atop the Honda National midget rookie tally.

Armstrong, of New Castle, Ind., is ninth in the Silver Crown points. A post-race technical infraction in the "4-Crown Nationals" at Rossburg, Ohio relegated him to a 10th place finish after a strong run and at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. in June he posted a fourth-place finish.

Lawson, of Edwardsville, Ill., has competed in seven Silver Crown races, scoring a trio of 12th-place finishes and is 11th in the standings entering the Syracuse, N.Y. finale Saturday.

Bell, of Norman, Okla., is the defending Honda USAC National Midget Champ and has a pair of top-10 finishes in his five 2014 Silver Crown outings, including a great third-place finish at Belleville, Kans. He's currently 13th in the series points.

The Silver Crown Championship Series concludes this Saturday in the "Salt City 78" at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Andretti, of Mooresville, N.C., is 14th in the AMSOIL National Sprint standings after 22 starts. His best feature finish was a ninth at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. in April.

Cockrum, of Benton, Ill., has posted four "top-10s" on his way to 16th in the Sprint points. His best finish was a seventh in the "Indiana Sprint Week" opener at Gas City, Ind. His 2014 USAC resume also sports a victory in the "Ted Horn 100" Silver Crown races at DuQuoin, Ill.

The AMSOIL National Sprint Cars wrap up the 2014 campaign with four races in California and Arizona. Perris Auto Speedway hosts the "Budweiser Oval Nationals" November 7-8 and Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts the Hose Advantage "Hall of Fame Classic" November 14-15.

Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., started the first nine Honda National Midget features and compiled four "top-10s" including a pair of sixth-places in the season openers. Although there are several other Midget contenders, Thomas currently tops the list.

The Honda National Midgets close out the 2014 campaign with the November 20-22 Sands Chevrolet '"Western World Championships" at Peoria, Ariz. and the November 27 "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Perris, Calif.

 

 

2 NIGHTS AT ACE FOR EASTERN HPDs;

BUCKLEY, KEY SCORE AT LEMOORE; COEBURN CANCELLED

Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. hosts back-to-back USAC Eastern HPD Midget races Friday and Saturday as the 2014 series begins its final stretch.

Scott Hunter continues to lead the standings, 112 points ahead of Calvin Carroll entering the two Ace races. Saturday's originally-scheduled Eastern race at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Va. was cancelled.

Davey Key of Fresno, Calif. led all 20 laps to win Friday night's 20-lap USAC HPD Western Dirt Midget feature at Lemoore (Calif.) Raceway, It was his first series start! Western point leader Shawn Buckley finished second ahead of Western Dirt point leader Ashley Hazelton, Davey Marcotte and Wally Pankratz.

Buckley, of Simi Valley, Calif., led all 25 laps to win Saturday night's feature at Lemoore Raceway. Hazelton took second ahead of Wally Pankratz, Marvin Mitchell and Key.

The USAC Western HPD Dirt Midgets resume action November 14 at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif. while Madera (Calif.) Speedway hosts the USAC Western HPD Pavement Midgets October 18.

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-575, 2-Marvin Mitchell-416, 3-Shawn Buckley-414, 4-Wally Pankratz-328, 5-Cody Jessop-327, 6-Cory Elliott-287, 7-Davey Marcotte-216, 8-Davey Key-125, 9-Sean Watts-74, 10-Randi Pankratz-69.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,333, 2-Ashley Hazelton-926, 3-Cody Jessop-789, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Joel Rayborne-622, 7-Annie Briedinger-581, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Marvin Mitchell-416,

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-789, 2-Calvin Carroll-677, 3-Tyler Corriher-650, 4-Nikki Carroll-567, 5-Chris Lamb-559, 6-Matt Lundstrom-442, 7-Blaine Leydig-409, 8-Nolan Allison-307, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Jake Nelke-228.

 

 

BERNAL CLOSES WESTERN CLASSIC TITLE WITH PETALUMA WIN

Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. is the 2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Champion. Saturday night he piloted the Mike Phulps Core Power/DMI Race Products ART/S & S to victory at Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway scoring his fifth win in eight starts!

Bernal passed Shawn Arriaga on lap four and led the rest of the way. Geoff Ensign finished second ahead of Frankie Guerrini, Bradley Terrell and Terry Schank Jr.

Bernal's win gave him a 168-point margin over runner-up Matt Mitchell in the final series standings.

Final 2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Standings:1-Ryan Bernal-501, 2-Matt Mitchell-333, 3-Nic Faas-324, 4-Rchard Vander Weerd-303, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-280, 6-Marty Hawkins-278, 7-Austin Liggett-232, 8-Scott Hall-215, 9-Jeff Sibley-212, 10-Markus Niemela-211.

 

 

FRIESEN, TOBIAS JOIN "SALT CITY 78" FIELD FOR SYRACUSE

Two of America's Eastern driving stars have thrown their hat into the ring for this Saturday's "Salt City 78" USAC Silver Crown Championship race at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Stewart Friesen of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada and Rich Tobias Jr. of Lebanon, Pa. are among entered drivers in the series finale, a 78-mile, 78-lap contest on one of America's most storied ovals.

The race is part of the track's NAPA Auto Parts "Super Dirt Week XLIII" slate which includes a variety of motorsports racing events. The Silver Crown Cars are scheduled to practice at 2:05 pm Friday, with qualifications at 5:40 pm. Saturday's Silver Crown feature gets the green flag at 1:30 pm.

Friesen, winner of the recent SEF Small Engine Fuels 200-lapper at the New York State Fairgrounds oval and a former two-time winner of Syracuse's Big-Block "200", will pilot the #99 RPM/Fred Gormly entry as a teammate to USAC Triple Crown Champion Jerry Coons Jr. Coons is the most recent series winner, taking the September 21 "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Tobias, son of the legendary Pennsylvania driver Dick Tobias, returns to the series after a two-year hiatus driving his own #177 Tobias/Chevy. Tobias' last Silver crown start came in the 2012 finale and he has 64 career starts dating back to 1999. In 2003 he won the prestigious "Ted Horn 100" at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fair.

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif., winner of four Silver Crown dirt races already this season, enters Saturday's race with a 12-point margin in the standings over runner-up Tracy Hines, the 2000 series champion. Hines has four seconds, two thirds and two fourths in nine 2014 starts.

Defending Silver Crown Champion Bobby East also retains hope for a 2014 championship, trailing Swanson by 45 points with 66 total points available at Syracuse.

Dave Darland owns the one-lap Syracuse track qualifying record of 119.713 mph. Saturday's race will be the first for the USAC Silver Crown cars at the New York State Fairgrounds since J.J. Yeley's 2003 victory. Tobias finished second in that race ahead of third-place Darland.

Drivers who competed in the 2003 Syracuse race expected to return, including Tobias, are sixth-place A.J. Fike, 13th-place Coons, 16th-place Russ Gamester and 17th-place Wes Miller.

USAC Championship racing at Syracuse dates back to 1956 when Tony Bettenhausen was victorious in a 100-mile race. Other USAC winners include Elmer George (1957), Johnny Thomson (1958), Eddie Sachs (1959), Bobby Grim (1960) Rodger Ward (1961 and 1962), Al Unser (1974), Sheldon Kinser (1975), Pancho Carter (1976 and 1978), Larry Dickson (1977) and Yeley (2002 and 2003).

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-522, 2-Tracy Hines-510, 3-Bobby East-477, 4-Chris Windom-418, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-366, 6-Jacob Wilson-308, 7-Shane Cockrum-264, 8-A.J. Fike-263, 9-Caleb Armstrong-259, 10-Dave Darland-234.

 

 

JOHNSON EYES SATURDAY'S SW RACE AT PRESCOTT VALLEY

One track that hasn't fallen to R.J. Johnson's grasp this season is Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway, Saturday's host to the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series.

Actually Johnson's two worst outings in his 17 starts this year both came at Prescott Valley, where he has posted a sixth and a 20th! He's won at five of the other tracks contested this year, accounting for a total of nine wins! The only other track he hasn't won at is Central Arizona Raceway where he finished third behind winner Charles Davis Jr. in the most recent Southwest outing.

Davis, who sits 130 points behind Johnson in the latest standings, has four wins and four seconds in 17 starts so far this season.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,089, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-959, 3-Josh Pelkey-950, 4-Shon Deskins-870, 5-Matt Rossi-849, 6-Mike Martin-811, 7-Tye Mihocko-769, 8-Andy Reinbold-614, 9-Michael Curtis-581, 10-Nick Aiuto-570.

 

 

ABREU'S TITLE CHASE "ON HOLD" UNTIL NOV. 20 AT PEORIA;

WEATHER CLAIMS "GOLD CROWN MIDGET NATIONALS" AT TRI-CITY

Rico Abreu's drive to the 2014 Honda USAC National Midget Championship won't resume until November 20 when the series travels to Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. to begin the three-night 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships."

The series went into hibernation last weekend as continuing rains and low temperatures conspired to force cancellation of the 6th Annual "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" three-night extravaganza at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill.

That left Abreu with a 79-point lead entering the November races at Peoria. Teammate Christopher Bell, the defending series champion, is second in the current standings.

The 2014 series and the USAC calendar will conclude November 27 with the running of the 74th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Rico Abreu-867, 2-Christopher Bell-788, 3-Tracy Hines-786, 4-Bryan Clauson-744, 5-Zach Daum-663, 6-Chris Windom-594, 7-Tanner Thorson-569, 8-Michael Pickens-499, 9-Dave Darland-419, 10-Andrew Felker-378.

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

October 4, 2014 - Lemoore, California - Lemoore Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-13.154; 2. Wally Pankratz, 98, Pankratz-13.249; 3. Shawn Buckley, 91, Ram Bull-13.416; 4. Joel Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-13.579; 5. Davey Key, 11E, Elliott-13.598; 6. Davey Marcotte, 37, Pankratz-13.854; 7. Tres VanDyne, 3, Love-15.309; 8. Marvin Mitchell, 25, Mitchell-15.971.

HEAT RACE: (8 laps) 1. Pankratz, 2. Hazelton, 3. Buckley, 4. Key, 5. Marcotte, 6. Mitchell, 7. Rayborne, 8. VanDyne. NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Shawn Buckley, 2. Ashley Hazelton, 3. Wally Pankratz, 4. Marvin Mitchell, 5. Davey Key, 6. Joel Rayborne, 7. Davey Marcotte, 8. Tres VanDyne. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Buckley.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Hazelton-567, 2-Mitchell-415, 3-Buckley-409, 4-Cody Jessop-313, 5-W.Pankratz-321, 6-Cory Elliott-287, 7-Marcotte-213, 8-Key-119, 9-Sean Watts-74, 10-Randi Pankratz-69.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,328, 2-Hzelton-918, 3-Cody Jessop=785, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Rayborne-622, 7-Annie Briedinger-581, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Mitchell-415,

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt):November 14-15- Visalia, CA - Plaza Park Raceway

 

 

USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

October 4, 2014 – Petaluma, California – Petaluma Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-13.998; 2. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-14.410; 3. Sparky Howard, 6, Howard-14.467; 4. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-14.553; 5. Joe Stornetta, 9N, Lathrop-14.597; 6. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-14.698; 7. Shawn Arriaga, 56J, Arriaga-14.710; 8. Frankie Guerrini, 27, Thomas-14.717; 9. Bradley Terrell, 3X, Dupont-14.739; 10. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-14.767; 11. Jason McIntosh, 33, McIntosh-14.783; 12. Paul Alonso, 1P, Alonso-14.820; 13. Brett Rollag, 27, Rollag-14.823; 14. Tommy Laliberte, 56X, Thomas-14.929; 15. Terry Schank Jr., 1, Gleeson-14.914; 16. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-15.000; 17. Eli Deshaies, 91RI, Deshaies-15.197; 18. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Higginbotham-15.582; 19. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-16.146; 20. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Rollag, 2. Ensign, 3. Adams, 4. Arriaga, 5. Richardson, 6. Sibley, 7. Hall. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Stornetta, 3. Guerrini, 4. McIntosh, 5. Brenton, 6. Laliberte, 7. Deshaies. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Schank, 2. Terrell, 3. Alonso, 4. Hawkins, 5. Higginbotham, 6. Howard. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Geoff Ensign, 3. Frankie Guerrini, 4. Bradley Terrell, 5. Terry Schank Jr., 6. Marty Hawkins, 7. Joe Stornetta, 8. Brett Rollag, 9. Max Adams, 10. Jeff Sibley, 11. Sparky Howard, 12. Adam Brenton, 13. Paul Alonso, 14. Eli Deshaies, 15. Greg Higginbotham, 16. Jason McIntosh, 17. Jim Richardson, 18. Shawn Arriaga, 19. Scott Hall. NT

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

October 3, 2014 - Lemoore, California - Lemoore Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Wally Pankratz, 98, Pankratz-12.585; 2. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-12.787; 3. Davey Key, 11E, Elliott-12.821; 4. Shawn Buckley, 91, Ram Bull-12.931; 5. Cody Jessop, 3L, Love-13.037; 6. Davey Marcotte, 37, Pankratz-13.401; 7. Robert Dalby, 2U, Ram Bull-14.191, 8. Marvin Mitchell, 25, Mitchell-NT.

FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Davey Key, 2. Shawn Buckley, 3. Ashley Hazelton, 4. Davey Marcotte, 5. Wally Pankratz, 6. Robery Dalby, 7. Cody Jessop, 8. Marvin Mitchell. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Key.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Hazelton-497, 2-Mitchell-361, 3-Buckley-339, 4-Jessop-323, 5-Cory Elliott-287, 6-Pankratz-254, 7-Marcotte-156, 8-Sean Watts-74, 9-Randi Pankratz-69, 10-Davey Key-64.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,258, 2-Hazelton-848, 3-Jessop-785, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Annie Briedinger-581, 7-Joel Rayborne-572, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt):October 4 - Lemoore (CA) Raceway

 

 

EASTERN, WESTERN HPDs IN ACTION;

WASHINGTON CHAMP GOETZ ADDS EXCLAMATION POINT!

Virginia and California share the spotlight in USAC HPD Midget action this week with the Eastern and Western Dirt series continuing their 2014 campaigns.

Saturday's Eastern race is at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Va. while Western Dirt races are slated Friday and Saturday nights at the Lemoore (Calif.) Raceway.

Chase Goetz of Snohomish, Wash. scored his 10th USAC Washington HPD victory of 2014 Saturday night as the series concluded at Grays Harbor Raceway. In wrapping up the championship Goetz led all 25 laps to beat Garrett Thomas, Jeremy Miller, Michael Vollbrecht and Lance Sargent. Award winners Saturday were Lance Sargent (SPEEDMART Hard Charger), Todd Hartman (Highline Performance), Tristin Thomas (Earhof Fast Time) and Nic Larson (Emma Lanes).

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-438, 2-Marvin Mitchell-322, 3-Cory Elliott-287, 4-Cody Jessop-279, 5-Shawn Buckley-279, 6-Wally Pankratz-200, 7-Davey Marcotte-114, 8-Sean Watts-74, 9-Randi Pankratz-69, 10-Courtney Crone-64.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,198, 2-Ashley Hazelton-789, 3-Cody Jessop-741, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Annie Briedinger-581, 7-Joel Rayborne-572, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-903, 2-Garrett Thomas-750, 3-Michael Vollbrecht-683, 4-Hannah Lindquist-681, 5-Tristin Thomas-629, 6-Dougie James-601, 7-Lance Sargent-545, 8-Todd Hartman-503, 9-Chance Crum-426, 10-Jeremy Miller-404.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-789, 2-Calvin Carroll-677, 3-Tyler Corriher-650, 4-Nikki Carroll-567, 5-Chris Lamb-559, 6-Matt Lundstrom-442, 7-Blaine Leydig-409, 8-Nolan Allison-307, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Jake Nelke-228.

 

 

PIERSON WRAPS DMA TITLE AROUND BEAR RIDGE VICTORY!

Adam Pierson of Bradford, Vt. concluded his 2014 USAC DMA Midget championship season with his ninth feature victory in 12 starts!

He led the final 18 laps of Saturday night's 30-lap finale at Bear Ridge Speedway to beat fast qualifier Alex Bright, Tim Gallant, Tim Hodge and Ray Miller. Miller led the first three laps and Joe Krawiec led the next nine before yielding to Pierson.

In addition to Pierson's nine wins, he added a pair of seconds in his 12 appearances. Josh Sunn ended the year as the points runner-up, but finished 191 points shy of Pierson's total.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-1,010, 2-Josh Sunn-819, 3-Scott Holcomb-732, 4-Scott Viets-683, 5-Ray Miller-679, 6-Mike Chaffee-669, 7-Dean Christensen-650, 8-Joe Krawiec-622, 9-Tim Hodge-601, 10-Champagne-579.

 

 

CLASSIC SPRINTS CLOSE AT PETALUMA SATURDAY

The USAC Western Classic Sprint cars conclude their 2014 campaign this Saturday at Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway and series point leader Ryan Bernal will try to cap his championship season.

Four victories, a third and a fifth in seven starts have led to Bernal's 95-point lead over runner-up Matt Mitchell, who hopes to post his second series win at Placerville after winning earlier this season at Watsonville, Calif.

Nic Faas, third in the standings, has accounted for the other two feature wins this year.

2014 USAC Western Classic Standings:1-Ryan Bernal-428, 2-Matt Mitchell-333, 3-Nic Faas-324, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-303, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-280, 6-Austin Liggett-232, 7-Marty Hawkins-227, 8-Markus Niemela-211, 9-Scott Hall-198, 10-Danny Faria Jr.-186.

 

 

SOUTHWEST SPRINTS PREPARE FOR OCT. 11 AT PRESCOTT VALLEY;

RAIN CLAIMS PEORIA'S "BRAWL FOR IT ALL"

USAC's Southwest and West Coast Sprint car series take a hiatus this week after rains forced cancellation of last Saturday night's "Brawl for it All" event at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

The Southwest Sprint cars resume October 11 at Prescott Valley (Ariz.) Raceway and the West Coast Sprint cars resume November 6 as the opener of the "Budweiser Oval Nationals" at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif.

R.J. Johnson continues to lead the Southwest standings and takes a 130-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. into the Prescott Valley race.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,089, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-959, 3-Josh Pelkey-950, 4-Shon Deskins-870, 5-Matt Rossi-849, 6-Mike Martin-811, 7-Tye Mihocko-769, 8-Andy Reinbold-614, 9-Michael Curtis-581, 10-Nick Aiuto-570.

 

 

6TH GOLD CROWN MIDGET NATIONALS THIS WEEK AT GRANITE CITY

Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. hosts the next event for the 2014 Honda USAC National Midgets and the series championship could hang in the balance. It's the 6th running of the "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" Thursday-Saturday.

The three-night extravaganza (Thursday-Saturday) will showcase the nation's top Midget drivers battling for enhanced prize money, including Saturday night's $10,000 first-place payout.

Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. has been the driver to beat all year and has a 79-point lead over teammate and defending National champion Christopher Bell but more than 200 points are available at the Gold Crown.

Abreu, one of several drivers expected to do "double duty" at Granite City (the event also includes the MOWA 410 Winged Sprint Cars), has been nothing short of spectacular this season. He started the year with nine straight "podium" finishes and in 14 starts he has five wins, three seconds and four thirds as the anchor driver for the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian team.

Included in Abreu's 2014 victories are the prestigious Belleville Midget Nationals in Kansas, a sweep in the "Kokomo Grand Prix" in Indiana and another triumph at Lawrenceburg, Ind. He and Bell will combine forces with teammate Tanner Thorson to give the Kunz/Curb-Agajanian team a formidable triple punch.

Chili Bowl champion Bryan Clauson also figures to be among pre-race favorites after his recent "4-Crown Nationals" win at Rossburg, Ohio.

Preliminary-night features are 25 laps each and Saturday night's finale is a 40-lapper over the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

Darren Hagen (2010), Jerry Coons Jr. (2008) and defending champ Bell are former "Gold Crown" champs expected to vie for this year's glory. Other "Gold Crown" champs include Kyle Larson (2012) and Levi Jones (2011).

The race marks the final Midwestern appearance of the Honda USAC National Midgets which travel to California for their finale at the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Perris Auto Speedway on Thanksgiving Night.

A great field of cars, sparked by no conflicting Midget events that weekend, is expected. In addition a kick-ball game, volleyball game for drivers and tug-of-war, also for competing drivers, is planned. Saturday's feature will sport a minimum record 27-car field.

Drivers from across the nation will be competing, including a strong contingent of Illinois and Missouri drivers, including Zach Daum of nearby Pocahontas, Ill., who posted an impressive prelim victory at this year's Belleville Midget Nationals.

Gates at Tri-City Speedway open at 5 pm each night after pit gates open at 3. General admission prices are $22 Thursday, $25 Friday and $28 Saturday. Pit passes are $35 each and kids 12 and under are $10 each.

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-867, 2-Bell-788, 3-Hines-786, 4-Clauson-744, 5-Daum-663, 6-Windom-594, 7-Thorson-569, 8-Michael Pickens-499, 9-Darland-419, 10-Andrew Felker-378.

 

 

SPRINTS NOW EYE NOVEMBER FINALES!

CLAUSON WINS LAWRENCEBURG "FALL NATIONALS"

Brady Bacon will take a 51-point lead over Bryan Clauson into four final AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car races in November in California and Arizona. He'll try to be the first of Dynamics, Inc.'s drivers to claim the title since Jerry Coons Jr. in 2008. Bacon's three feature victories this year have brought the Dynamics/Hoffman Auto Racing team's all-time leading series total to 85.

Bacon finished second to Bryan Clauson in Saturday night's City of Lawrenceburg "Fall Nationals" 30-lapper at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. It was Bacon's 12th "podium" finish of the campaign.

Clauson, of Noblesville, Ind., led all 30 laps of Saturday night's feature in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Chevy Performance/Curb Beast/Kistler. Hines finished third ahead of Justin Grant and Jerry Coons Jr. The victory was worth $10,000 to Clauson and the team.

Dave Darland now sits third in the AMSOIL standings, 79 behind Bacon entering the western closers.

Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway hosts the 19th Annual "Budweiser Oval Nationals" November 7-8 and Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts the 14th Annual Hose Advantage "Hall of Fame Classic" November 14-15. All four events feature points for the AMSOIL National and USAC/CRA Sprint series.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,762, 2-Bryan Clauson-1,711, 3-Dave Darland-1,683, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,588, 5-Chase Stockon-1,474, 6-Tracy Hines-1,401, 7-Justin Grant-1,376, 8-Chris Windom-1,351, 9-Robert Ballou-1,284, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,188.

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 27, 2014 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. 1. Alex Bright, 29, Bright-13.932; 2. Adam Pierson, 76M, Manafort-14.026; 3. Josh Sunn, 76, Manafort-14.173; 4. Barry Kittredge, 21k, Kittredge-14.193; 5. Scott Holcomb, 47, Myers/Miller-14.249; 6, Joe Krawiec, 3, Matczak-14.268; 7. Ray Miller, 1w, Miller14.273; 8. Jeff Champagne, 77, Champagne14.282; 9. Tim Hodge, 5, Hodge14.293; 10. Dean Christensen, 9, Miller-14.297; 11. Jamie Spalding, 93, Spalding-14.312; 12. Adam Whitney, 12, Whitney-14.322; 13. Vincent Lucca, 11v, Miller-14.388; 14. Tim Gallant, 33, Gallant-14.342; 15. Ryan Charland, 6, Charland-14.397; 16. Jeff Horn, 1R, Mossman-14.576; 17. Mike Chaffee, 18c, Chaffee-14.647; 18. Alex Rose, 11R, Miller-14.647; 19. John Heydenreich, 22, Givens-14.723; 20. Ken Johnson, 46, Johnson-14.775; 21. Rob Williams, 78, Otterman-14.831; 22. Lauryn Burd, 21B, Burd-15.126; 23. Amanda Habel, 09, Habel-16.292; 24. Calvin Chardonnet, 71, Chardonnet-NT.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Adam Pierson, 2. Alex Bright, 3. Tim Gallant, 4. Tim Hodge, 5. Ray Miller, 6. Barry Kittredge, 7. Jamie Spalding, 8. Ryan Charland, 9. Jeff Champagne, 10. Ken Johnson, 11. Lauryn Burd, 12. Vincent Lucca, 13. Calvin Chardonnet, 14. Amanda Habel, 15. Adam Whitney, 16. Dean Christensen, 17. Mike Chaffee, 18. Joe Krawiec. 19. Scott Holcomb, 20. Jeff Horn, 21. Alex Rose, 22. Rob Williams, 23. John Heydenreich, 24. Josh Sunn. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Miller, Laps 4-12 Krawiec, Laps 13-30 Pierson.

FINAL USAC DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Pierson-1,010, 2-Sunn-819, 3-Holcomb-732, 4-Scott iets-683, 5-Miller-678, 6-Chaffee-668, 6-Christensen-649, 7-Krawiec-622, 8-Hodge-600, 9-Champagne-578, 10-Whitney-568.

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 27, 2014 - Elma, Washington - Grays Harbor Raceway

SCRAMBLE: (8 laps) 1. Garrett Thomas (#14 Thomas), 2. Chase Goetz (#91 Goetz). 3. Michael Vollbrecht (#4 Vollbrecht), 4. Tristin Thomas (#9T Thomas), 5. Jeremy Miller (#46 Miller), 6. Hannah Lindquist (#3H Lindquist), 7. Lance Sargent (#2a Sargent), 8. Annika Johanson (#27 Johanson). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Nik Larson (#8 Larson) and Todd Hartman (#21H Hartman).

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Chase Goetz, 2. Garrett Thomas, 3. Jeremy Miller, 4. Michael Vollbrecht, 5. Lance Sargent, 6. Hannah Lindquist, 7. Nik Larson, 8. Todd Hartman, 9. Tristin Thomas. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Goetz.

FINAL USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET POINTS: 1-Goetz-903, 2-G.Thomas-750, 3-Vollbrecht-683, 4-Lindquist-681, 5-T.Thomas-629, 6-Dougie James-601, 7-Sargent-545, 8-Hartman-503, 9-Chance Crum-426, 10-Miller-404.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 27, 2014 - Lawrenceburg, Indiana - Lawrenceburg Speedway - City of Lawrenceburg "Fall Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.985; 2. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.035; 3. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.036; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.074; 5. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.229; 6. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.260; 7. Jac Haudenschild, 11x, Walker-14.311; 8. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-14.312; 9. Daron Clayton, 92k, Clayton-14.315; 10. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-14.315; 11. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-14.330; 12. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-14.330; 13. Thomas Meseraull, 18x, Keen-14.347; 14. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Nolen/Schuerenberg-14.354;15. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-14.363; 16. Scotty Weir, 27a, Elson-14.420; 17. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-14.442; 18. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.466; 19. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.483; 20. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.517; 21. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-14.517; 22. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.532; 23. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-14.560; 24. Drew Abel, 04, Abel-14.688; 25. Dallas Hewitt, 21, Coomer-14.747; 26. Shawn Westerfeld, 89, Westerfeld-14.795; 27. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.803; 28. Garrett Abrams, 32a, Abrams-14.986; 29. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-15.293; 30. Dwayne Spille, 71, Spille-15.842; 31. Mike Weber, 22w, Weber-16.101; 32. Joss Moffatt, 5J, Moffatt-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Meseraull, 3. Darland, 4. Ballou, 5. Grant, 6. Clayton, 7. Hewitt, 8. Goodnight. 1:56.13

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Clauson, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Andretti, 6. Robbins, 7. Westerfield, 8. Spille. 1:53.17

THIRD HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Coons, 3. Jarrett, 4. Hines, 5. Haudenschild, 6. Weber, 7. Simon, 8. Hery. NT

FOURTH HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Cottle, 3. Stockon, 4. Windom, 5. Weir, 6. Moffatt, 7. Abel, 8. Abrams. 1:58.62

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Haudenschild, 2. Grant, 3. Clayton, 4. Andretti, 5. Weir, 6. Simon, 7. Robbins, 8. Westerfeld, 9. Hewitt, 10. Moffatt, 11. Abrams, 12. Abel, 13. Goodnight,14. Spille, 15. Weber. 3:11.92

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Jerry Coons Jr., 6. Chase Stockon, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Dave Darland, 11. Jac Haudenschild, 12. Hunter Schuerenberg, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Daron Clayton, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Scotty Weir, 17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 18. Thomas Meseraull, 19. C.J. Leary, 20. Logan Jarrett, 21. Landon Simon, 22. Shane Cottle. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Clauson.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Brady-1,762, 2-Clauson-1,711, 3-Darland-1,683, 4-Stanbrough-1,588, 5-Stockon-1,474, 6-Hines-1,401, 7-Grant-1,376, 8-Windom-1,351, 9-Ballou-1,284, 10-Schuerenberg-1,188.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: November 6-7 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway - "Budweiser Oval Nationals"

 

 

“3RD ANNUAL BRAWL FOR IT ALL” AT CANYON SPEEDWAY PARK SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 24, 2014... This Saturday, September 27th, Kevin Montgomery's Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria will host the “3rd Annual Brawl For It All.” Featuring the USAC SouthWest and USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, the second round of the “Grudge Series" will pay $2,500-to-win and will showcase a talented roster of drivers from Arizona, California, and New Mexico. The action packed card will also feature Mini Sprints, Dwarf Cars, and AMA Mod Lites. The Spectator Gates will open at 5:00pm, with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.RACE (7223).

Saturday’s event will mark the thirteenth USAC SouthWest race of the season at Canyon Speedway Park. Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson and Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana are tied for the series lead with three main event wins at Canyon in 2014. Shon Deskins of Phoenix holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 13.827, set at last year’s “Brawl For It All” on September 28th.

After winning the “Sin City Showdown” at Las Vegas on March 6th, Austin Liggett of Tracy, California sits atop the “Grudge Series” point chase. Piloting the family owned #83 Excel Environmental Services / Home Connections Inc. Spike, Liggett took the lead from J.J. Yeley on lap three and stormed to his first USAC Sprint Car feature win. Yeley, Mike Spencer, Nic Faas, and Josh Pelkey followed the 2012 USAC West Coast Rookie of the Year to the checkered flags.

Heading to the “Brawl For It All,” R.J. Johnson has a 130-point advantage in the USAC SouthWest standings. Driving Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson raced to third at Casa Grande last Saturday after starting tenth. To date, the defending SouthWest Champion has ten feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-five top-10 finishes, and 177 feature laps led to his credit.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, California took over the USAC West Coast point lead after claiming his first series win at Watsonville on August 8th and scoring fourth at Chowchilla the following night. Racing his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell three heat race victories, one semi-main win, two hard charger awards, eleven top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the season.

Inaugural “Brawl For It All” winner “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., Josh Pelkey, Shon Deskins, Matt Rossi, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Andy Reinbold, Michael Curtis, and Nick Aiuto round out the top-10 drivers in the USAC SouthWest point standings.

Markus Niemela, Richard Vander Weerd, Jace Vander Weerd, Ryan Bernal, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Troy Rutherford, Austin Liggett, Nic Faas, and Dennis Howell are chasing Matt Mitchell in the USAC West Coast points.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are 5-time USAC/CRA Champion and last year’s “Brawl winner” Mike Spencer, multi-time ASCS Champion “The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl, Brian Hosford, Mike Colegrove, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Josh Shipley, Tom Ogle, Stevie Sussex, Mike Bonneau, Chris Bonneau, 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).

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). ----------------------------------------------- BRAWL FOR IT ALL WINNERS: 2012-Charles Davis Jr., 2013-Mike Spencer.

CANYON USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Shon Deskins – 13.827 (09/28/13)

2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 10-R.J. Johnson, 4-Charles Davis Jr., 3-Dave Darland, 3-Josh Pelkey, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

2014 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 5-Ryan Bernal, 3-Dave Darland, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Nic Faas, 1-Dennis Howell, 1-Matt Mitchell, 1-Troy Rutherford, 1-Jake Swanson, 1-Jace Vander Weerd, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

CANYON USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 9-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.

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

USAC GRUDGE SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1. Austin Liggett-66, 2. J.J. Yeley-64, 3. Mike Spencer-60, 4. Nic Faas-54, 5. Troy Rutherford-53, 6. Josh Pelkey-52, 7. Markus Niemela-49, 8. Charles Davis Jr.-44, 9. Matt Mitchell-39, 10. Mike Martin-37, 11. Brody Roa-36, 12. Jimmy Crawford-34, 13. Landon Hurst-30, 14. Jace Vander Weerd-27, ---Dennis Howell-27, 16. Michael Faccinto-24, ---A.J. Bender-24, Rusty Carlile-24, 19. Richard Vander Weerd-21, 20. Danny Faria Jr.-19, 21. Georgie Morris-17, 22. Tye Mihocko-15, 23. Mike Colegrove-14, 24. Shon Deskins-1, ---Andrew Reinbold-1, ---Reece Goetz-1.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-1089, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-959, 3. Josh Pelkey-950, 4. Shon Deskins-870, 5. Matt Rossi-849, 6. Mike Martin-811, 7. Tye Mihocko-769, 8. Andy Reinbold-615, 9. Michael Curtis-581, 10. Nick Aiuto-570, 11. Brian Hosford-529, 12. Mike Colegrove-502, 13. Bruce St. James-495, 14. Josh Shipley-416, 15. Tom Ogle-373, 16. Stevie Sussex-308, 17. Mike Bonneau-289, 18. Chris Bonneau-287, 19. Josh Hodges-279, 20. Mark Morin-245.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR 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.

 

 

TREY MARCHAM RETURNS TO BAKERSFIELD VICTORY CIRCLE

By Lance Jennings

BAKERSFIELD, CA – SEPTEMBER 22, 2014... Continuing his impressive sophomore campaign, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s Trey Marcham earned the Saturday night victory at Bakersfield Speedway. Taking the lead from Alex Schutte on lap ten, last season’s Rookie of the Year claimed his third Honda USAC Western Midget Series triumph of 2014. Ronnie Gardner, Sean Dodenhoff, Jonathon Henry, and Schutte followed Marcham to the checkered flags.

Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Trey Marcham qualified tenth out of the twenty racers at Bakersfield and ran third in his heat race. To date, Marcham is second in both the dirt and overall standings with two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 77 feature laps led to his credit.

Continuing his bid for a second title, Ronnie Gardner of Norco ran second at Bakersfield Speedway. Driving the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner was second fast in time trials and won the 8-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Currently first in the dirt and overall point chase, Ronnie has a 36-point advantage with two feature wins, four VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, four heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 83 feature laps led.

Bakersfield’s Sean Dodenhoff took third at his hometown racetrack. Racing his #9D Lightning Medical Pro / Torco Oil Spike, Dodenhoff qualified seventh overall and won the 8-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. To date, Sean has one heat race victory, five top-10 finishes, and 18 feature laps led on the year.

Johnathon Henry of Stockton placed fourth in the 30-lap feature. Racing Chad Nichols’ #17 Spike Chassis / Finishline Construction Spike, Henry was credited with eighteenth fast in time trials and ran second to Kyle Smith in his heat race. Running a limited schedule, the versatile driver has one heat race victory and two top-10 finishes.

Redding’s Alex Schutte led the first nine laps of the main event before scoring fifth at the checkered flags. Driving the Schutte / McElwee #28 Proficio / Aircraft Electrical Components Spike, Schutte qualified fifth overall and placed third in his heat race. To date, the former champion is third in the dirt series and fourth in the overall points with two heat race victories and six top-10 finishes in the campaign.

David Prickett of Fresno earned his first VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Award of 2014. Piloting Gary Conterno’s #55X Terno Products & Manufacturing / Western Performance Parts Spike, Prickett was fourth in his heat race and scored thirteenth in the Bakersfield feature.

Moorpark’s Kyle Smith returned to USAC Competition and won the night’s Saldana Racing Products / Pyrotect Racing Cells Heat Race #3. Racing the family owned #55 Agromin Soil / Waste Management Stealth, Smith qualified twelfth overall and placed seventh in the main event.

The Honda USAC Western Midget Series will take a break, before returning to action on November 20th for the 3-day “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships” at Canyon Speedway Park. Co-sanctioned with the Honda USAC National Midgets, the events will also showcase the USAC SouthWest and West Coast Sprint Cars. For more event and ticket information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call 602.258.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. 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 Honda USAC Western Midget Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). -------------------------------------------------------------- USAC HONDA WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: September 20, 2014 - Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway

VANLARE STEERING REPAIR TIME TRIALS: 1. David Prickett, 55x, Conterno-13.241; 2. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-13.398; 3. Barry Pries Jr., 14, Pries-13.442; 4. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.443; 5. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-13.474; 6. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-13.665; 7. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-13.773; 8. Ricky Shelton, 71, Full Circle-13.801; 9. Tyler Dolacki, 99, JK-13.803; 10. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-13.881; 11. Frankie Guerrini, 63, Guerrini-13.887; 12. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-13. 965; 13. Steve Davis, 2, Davis-14.032; 14. Terry Nichols, 1p, Nichols-14.135; 15. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-14.802; 16. Jeff Harrington, 9E, Harrington-NT; 17. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-NT; 18. Jonathan Henry, 17, Nichols-NT; 19. Cody Swanson, 71s, Swanson-NT; 20. Doug Hunting, 2H, Hunting-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (8 laps) 1. Dodenhoff, 2. McQueen, 3. Marcham, 4. Prickett, 5. Harrington, 6. Davis, 7. Swanson. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (8 laps) 1. R.Gardner, 2. Guerrini, 3. Schutte, 4. Blondel, 5. T.Nichols, 6. Shelton. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / PYROTECT RACING CELLS HEAT RACE #3: (8 laps) 1. Smith, 2. Henry, 3. Ennis, 4. Pankratz, 5. Pries, 6. Dolacki. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Trey Marcham, 2. Ronnie Gardner, 3. Sean Dodenhoff, 4. Jonathan Henry, 5. Alex Schutte, 6. Randi Pankratz, 7. Kyle Smith, 8. Shannon McQueen, 9. Tyler Dolacki, 10. Barry Pries, 11. Jeff Harrington, 12. Jarid Blondel, 13. David Prickett, 14. Ricky Shelton, 15. Chris Ennis, 16. Frankie Guerrini, 17. Terry Nichols, 18. Cody Swanson. NT ---------------------------- **Nichols flipped on lap 6 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Schutte, Laps 10-30 Marcham.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-629, 2-Marcham-593, 3-Schutte-390, 4-Blondel-342, 5-McQueen-296, 6-Scott Pierovich-288, 7-Dodenhoff-283, 8-Ennis-216, 9-Dolacki-194, 10-Shelton-175.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-629, 2-Marcham-593, 3-Blondel-563, 4-Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Nick Chiello-322, 8-McQueen-296, 9-Dodenhoff-283, 10-Ennis-216.

 

 

CHARLES DAVIS JR. SPRINTS TO CASA GRANDE TRIUMPH

By Lance Jennings

CASA GRANDE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 22, 2014... Starting eleventh, Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. took the lead from Stevie Sussex on lap ten and sailed to victory at Central Arizona Speedway. For Davis, the $1,500 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car win was his fourth triumph of the campaign. Matt Rossi, R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey, and “The Magic Man” Mike Martin rounded out the top-five drivers.

Racing the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Charles Davis Jr. earned his second “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors of 2014. Before claiming his tenth career series win, the five-time state champion placed fourth in his heat race and ranked eleventh in the nightly passing points. Heading to Canyon Speedway Park’s “Brawl For It All,” Davis is second in points with twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, twenty-two top-10 finishes, and 122 feature laps led.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix claimed second at Casa Grande after starting seventh. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi was third in his heat race and placed seventh in passing points. To date, Matt is fifth in the SouthWest standings with three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the year.

Phoenix’s R.J. Johnson raced from tenth to score third at Central Arizona Speedway. Driving Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson ran third in his heat race and was seated tenth in the nightly passing points. The defending champion has a 130-point advantage heading to Saturday night with ten feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-five top-10 finishes, and 177 feature laps led to his credit.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria led the second and third lap of the feature before taking fourth at the checkered flags. Racing Robbie & Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey won the night’s third heat race and ranked fourth in passing points. Currently, the former ASCA Champion is third in the standings with three feature wins, five heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-six top-10 finishes, and 56 feature laps led.

Yuma’s “The Magic Man” Mike Martin drove to fifth at Casa Grande after starting eighth. Piloting his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin was second in his heat race to Stevie Sussex and was seated eighth in passing points. Heading to the “Brawl For It All,” the former Hall of Fame Classic winner is sixth in points with one feature win, four heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led in 2014.

Brian Hosford of Gilbert took the win in the night’s first 10-lap heat race. Driving Berne Weber’s #32B Coffin & Trout Fine Jewelers / Invision Auto Body Spike, Hosford was the high point driver in passing points and scored twelfth in the main event. To date, Brian is eleventh in the standings with two heat race victories and four top-10 finishes.

Tempe’s Stevie Sussex earned his first heat race win of the season. Driving the #21AZ Pro Tech Coatings / KSE Custom Drywall entry, Sussex was third in passing points and led five laps of the main event before scoring fourteenth. In limited appearances, Sussex is sixteenth in points with one hard charger award and six top-10 finishes in the campaign.

This Saturday, September 27th, the USAC SouthWest 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 West Coast 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).

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: September 20, 2014 – Casa Grande, Arizona – Central Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 2. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 5. Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley), 6. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Sussex), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 5. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 6. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (11th), 2. Matt Rossi (7th), 3. R.J. Johnson (10th), 4. Josh Pelkey (3rd), 5. Mike Martin (8th), 6. Andy Reinbold (5th), 7. Ronnie Clark (14th), 8. Shon Deskins (1st), 9. Chris Bonneau (9th), 10. Michael Curtis (2nd), 11. Mike Colegrove (13th), 12. Brian Hosford (6th), 13. Katherine Aragon (16th), 14. Stevie Sussex (4th), 15. Corey Hurley (17th), 16. Bruce St. James (12th), 17. Mike Bonneau (18th), 18. Tye Mihocko (15th). NT ---------------------------- *Mihocko flipped during the first heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Deskins, Laps 2-3 Pelkey, Laps 4-9 Sussex, Laps 10-30 Davis. HARD CHARGER: Charles Davis Jr. (11th to 1st)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-1089, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-959, 3. Josh Pelkey-950, 4. Shon Deskins-870, 5. Matt Rossi-849, 6. Mike Martin-811, 7. Tye Mihocko-769, 8. Andy Reinbold-615, 9. Michael Curtis-581, 10. Nick Aiuto-570, 11. Brian Hosford-529, 12. Mike Colegrove-502, 13. Bruce St. James-495, 14. Josh Shipley-416, 15. Tom Ogle-373, 16. Stevie Sussex-308, 17. Mike Bonneau-289, 18. Chris Bonneau-287, 19. Josh Hodges-279, 20. Mark Morin-245.

 

 

WEST/SOUTHWEST COMBO RACE AT CANYON SATURDAY;

DAVIS GRABS CASA GRANDE GOLD

Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts a USAC West Coast/Southwest Sprint Car combo this Saturday, featuring cars and stars of two USAC Western racing series.

R.J. Johnson leads the Southwest series into the full points race while Matt Mitchell is the current leader in the West Coast series which eyes this event as a special "non-points" race.

Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz. wheeled the Massey Motorsports RSS Industries/MP Environmental Services RSS/Ott to victory in last Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint race at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande. Matt Rossi took the runner-up spot ahead of R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Mike Martin.

Davis' victory halted Johnson's five-race winning streak in the Southwest series. Johnson enjoys a 130-point lead over runner-up Davis going into Saturday's race at Peoria.

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-Danny Faria Jr.-500, 7-Troy Rutherford-500, 8-Austin Liggett-490, 9-Nic Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,089, 2-Charles Davis Jr.-959, 3-Josh Pelkey-950, 4-Shon Deskins-870, 5-Matt Rossi-849, 6-Mike Martin-811, 7-Tye Mihocko-769, 8-Andy Reinbold-615, 9-Michael Curtis-581, 10-Nick Aiuto-570

 

 

DMA MIDGET FINALE SATURDAY AT BEAR RIDGE;

#8 FOR PIERSON EARNS "DOUBLE" POINTS

The 2014 USAC DMA Midget champion will be crowned this Saturday night at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. as the series concludes its campaign.

Point leader Adam Pierson of Bradford virtually locked up the 2014 USAC title with his eighth victory of the year Saturday night at Bear Ridge. He passed Vice Lucca on lap eight and led the rest of the 25-lap race to beat Josh Sunn, Scott Holcomb, Tim Hodge and Lucca.

Saturday's race offered "double" points, leaving Pierson with a 143-point lead over Sunn in the new standings. Scott Holcomb, Scott Viets and Mike Chaffee round out the "top-five" in points entering the series finale.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-944, 2-Josh Sunn-801, 3-Scott Holcomb-714, 4-Scott Viets-683, 5-Mike Chaffee-649, 6-Ray Miller-630, 7-Dean Christensen-628, 8-Joe Krawiec-603, 9-Tim Hodge-549, 10-Adam Whitney-545.

 

 

HPDs AT GRAYS HARBOR SATURDAY;

LAKATOS, HUNTER, LAMB, ELLIOTT, SARGENT & JAMES VICTORIOUS

USAC HPD Midget action this week is limited to Saturday night's Washington race at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma. Chase Goetz continues to lead those standings by 150 points over runner-up Garrett Thomas.

Cory Elliot of Bakersfield, Calif. led all 25 laps to win Saturday night's USAC Western HPD Midget race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Wally Pankratz took second ahead of Cody Jessop, Ashley Hazelton and Davey Marcotte.

Josh Lakatos of Portland, Ore., Scott Hunter of Milford, Mich. and Chris Lamb of Colfax, N.C. notched USAC Eastern HPD Midget wins over the weekend in North Carolina. Lakatos and Hunter grabbed wins Friday night at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw. Lakatos, who was USAC's 2003 California Ford Focus North Champion, led the final six laps to win the first 25-lap feature over Tyler Corriher, Hunter, Calvin Carroll and Matt Lundstrom. Nolan Allison led the first eight laps and Corriher the next 11. Hunter led all 25 laps to win the nightcap over Carroll, Lundstrom, Corriher and Lamb.

Lamb won Saturday's 35-lap race at Hickory Motor Speedway. He led the last 30 laps after passing Calvin Carroll on lap six. Hunter finished second ahead of Corriher, Lundstrom and Mike Ward. Nikki Carroll led the first three laps and Calvin Carroll the next two before Lamb took over.

Lance Sargent of Spanaway, Wash. and Dougie James of Shoreline, Wash. earned USAC Washington "special event" wins this past weekend. Sargent led wire-to-wire to win Friday night's race at Deming Speedway. Fast qualifier Tristin Thomas took second ahead of Michael Vollbrecht, James and Al Goldie. James led the final 13 laps to win Saturday night's race at Deming. Vollbrecht, Thomas, Sargent and Lance Hallmark trailed at the checkered flag.

The Eastern series resumes October 4 with a race at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Va. while the Western dirt series continues October 3-4 at Lemoore (Calif.) Raceway. Last Saturday's Western race at Chowchilla (Calif.) Raceway was cancelled by the race organizer.

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-438, 2-Marvin Mitchell-322, 3-Cory Elliott-287, 4-Cody Jessop-279, 5-Shawn Buckley-279, 6-Wally Pankratz-200, 7-Davey Marcotte-114, 8-Sean Watts-74, 9-Randi Pankratz-69, 10-Courtney Crone-64.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,198, 2-Ashley Hazelton-789, 3-Cody Jessop-741, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Annie Briedinger-581, 7-Joel Rayborne-572, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-843, 2-Garrrett Thomas-693, 3-Hannah Lindquist-636, 4-Michael Vollbrecht-632, 5-Dougie James-601, 5-Tristin Thomas-593, 7-Lance Sargent-497, 8-Todd Hartman-464, 9-Chance Crum-426, 10-Jeremy Miller-350.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-789, 2-Calvin Carroll-677, 3-Tyler Corriher-650, 4-Nikki Carroll-567, 5-Chris Lamb-559, 6-Matt Lundstrom-442, 7-Blaine Leydig-409, 8-Nolan Allison-307, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Jake Nelke-228.

 

 

CLASSIC SPRINTS AT PETALUMA OCTOBER 4;

BERNAL ADDS MARYSVILLE VICTORY

The USAC Western Classic Sprint Cars focus on their next event - October 4 at Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway - after point leader Ryan Bernal's latest series win last Saturday at Marysville, Calif.

Bernal, of Hollister, Calif., won Saturday night's 30-lap race at Marysville Raceway Park. He passed Adam Brenton on lap 19 and led the final 12 laps to beat Max Adams, Scott Hall, Mark Tabor Jr. and Brenton.

Brenton led 15 laps and Austin Liggett three before Bernal took over.

The victory was Bernal's fourth in seven Classic outings so far this season.

2014 USAC Western Classic Standings:1-Ryan Bernal-428, 2-Matt Mitchell-333, 3-Nic Faas-324, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-303, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-280, 6-Austin Liggett-232, 7-Marty Hawkins-227, 8-Markus Niemela-211, 9-Scott Hall-198, 10-Danny Faria Jr.-186.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGETS "OFF" UNTIL NOVEMBER;

MARCHAM MARCHES TO BAKERSFIELD WIN

Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Okla. resumes his pursuit of the Honda USAC Western Midget championship in November after a brief hiatus following last Saturday's race at Bakersfield, Calif.

Marcham won Saturday night's 30-lapper at Bakersfield Speedway after taking the lead from Alex Schutte on lap 10. He led the rest of the way to beat Ronnie Gardner, Sean Dodenhoff, Jonathan Henry and Schutte. Marcham wheeled the Berry Pack/King Racing Products TCR/Esslinger to the victory.

Gardner remains atop the series standings after his second-place finish at Bakersfield. Gardner enjoys a 36-point lead in both the overall dirt points.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-629, 2-Trey Marcham-593, 3-Alex Schutte-390, 4-Jarid Blondel-342, 5-Shannon McQueen-296, 6-Scott Pierovich-288, 7-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 8-Chris Ennis-216, 9-Tyler Dolacki-194, 10-Ricky Shelton-175.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-629, 2-Trey Marcham-593, 3-Jarid Blondel-563, 4-Alex Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Nick Chiello-322, 8-Shannon McQueen-296, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-283, 10-Chris Ennis-216.

 

 

WEST/SOUTHWEST COMBO RACE AT CANYON SATURDAY;

DAVIS GRABS CASA GRANDE GOLD

Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts a USAC West Coast/Southwest Sprint Car combo this Saturday, featuring cars and stars of two USAC Western racing series.

R.J. Johnson leads the Southwest series into the full points race while Matt Mitchell is the current leader in the West Coast series which eyes this event as a special "non-points" race.

Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz. wheeled the Massey Motorsports RSS Industries/MP Environmental Services RSS/Ott to victory in last Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint race at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande. Matt Rossi took the runner-up spot ahead of R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Mike Martin.

Davis' victory halted Johnson's five-race winning streak in the Southwest series. Johnson enjoys a 129-point lead over runner-up Pelkey going into Saturday's race at Peoria.

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-Danny Faria Jr.-500, 7-Troy Rutherford-500, 8-Austin Liggett-490, 9-Nic Faas-465, 10-Dennis Howell-399.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,089, 2-Josh Pelkey-960, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-959, 4-Shon Deskins-890, 5-Matt Rossi-849, 6-Mike Martin-811, 7-Tye Mihocko-769, 8-Andy Reinbold-615, 9-Michael Curtis-582, 10-Nick Aiuto-570

 

 

SYRACUSE SILVER CROWN FINALE OCTOBER 11;

COONS EMERGES WITH "4-CROWN" VICTORY

Only 12 points separate USAC Silver Crown point leaders Kody Swanson and Tracy Hines entering the October 11 series finale at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Neither was able to win at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio Saturday. The "4-Crown Nationals" victory went to Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. in the RPM Auto Enterprise DRC/Mopar. Coons emerged with the victory after a post-race check revealed that an unapproved tire change had occurred on the car of original race winner Caleb Armstrong. The one-lap penalty relegated Armstrong to 10th place in the official finish.

Coons won the pole for the 50-lap race and led the first 12 laps. Swanson, aiming for what would have been a fifth series victory this year, grabbed the lead on lap 13 but relinquished it back to Coons for the next six laps. Swanson then took over for 27 laps but succumbed to Armstrong's charge on lap 47.

Defending race winner Chris Windom officially was credited with second at the checkered flag, followed by Hines, Shane Cockrum and Bobby East. Swanson slipped to ninth at the end.

Drivers Russ Gamester, Dave Darland and Patrick Lawson all escaped injury in separate flips during the Silver Crown action.

The Silver Crown feature was contested Sunday after rains interrupted Saturday night's event after the Midget heats.

The October 11 Syracuse outing marks USAC's first Silver Crown race in New York since Brian Tyler's victory at Oswego in 2009. The last Syracuse Silver Crown race was J.J. Yeley's victory in 2003.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-522, 2-Tracy Hines-510, 3-Bobby East-477, 4-Chris Windom-418, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-366, 6-Jacob Wilson-308, 7-Shane Cockrum-264, 8-A.J. Fike-263, 9-Caleb Armstrong-261, 10-Dave Darland-234.

 

 

GRANITE CITY'S "GOLD CROWN" NEXT FOR NATIONAL MIDGETS;

CLAUSON TAKES "4-CROWN" 25-LAPPER

The "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" loom large for the Honda USAC National Midgets October 2-3 at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. as Rico Abreu continues his quest for his first USAC driving title.

Abreu's attempt for a repeat "4-Crown Nationals" victory came to an abrupt halt on lap two Sunday at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio when he was involved in a tangle resulting in three drivers, including Abreu, flipping. There were no driver injuries.

Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. led all 25 laps of Sunday's race, which had been postponed from Saturday after rains interrupted the event after the Midget heat races.

Clauson wheeled the Fairbury Westin Packaged Meats/Curb Records Spike/Esslinger to the win over Christopher Bell, Darren Hagen, Zach Daum and Shane Cockrum. Bell returned from the back of the starting lineup after he was among those involved in the first-lap crash.

Abreu's series point lead stands at 79 points over teammate Bell entering the point-rich Granite City event. Clauson's win solidified his fourth-place point ranking behind Tracy Hines.

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-867, 2-Christopher Bell-788, 3-Tracy Hines-786, 4-Bryan Clauson-744, 5-Zach Daum-663, 6-Chris Windom-594, 7-Tanner Thorson-569, 8-Michael Pickens-499, 9-Dave Darland-419, 10-Andrew Felker-378.

 

 

LAWRENCEBURG'S "FALL NATIONALS" SATURDAY;

LATE-RACE CHARGE EARNS BACON "4-CROWN" VICTORY

This Saturday's "City of Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals" at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway finds a three-way battle for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series point lead before the series heads west for its traditional closers in California and Arizona.

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. extended his lead to 51 points with Sunday's 30-lap "4-Crown Nationals" victory at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Bryan Clauson vaulted past Dave Darland into the runner-up point spot after his second-place finish. Darland managed a 13th-place finish despite enduring a disappointing weekend which featured a "back-up" car and no qualifying time that relegated him to the last starting spot in the feature.

Bacon's victory in the Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Stanton Mopar was a USAC record 85th in National competition for the Dynamics, Inc. team.

Justin Grant took third in Sunday's race which had been postponed from Saturday following an interruption during the proceedings due to rain. Tracy Hines was fourth at the checkered flag ahead of Hunter Schuerenberg.

The weekend featured eight Sprint car flips but no driver injuries. The final flip involved Robert Ballou, who had led the first 27 laps of the race before tangling with Clauson after losing the lead to Bacon.

Darland's deficit to leader Bacon has grown to 56 points as he slipped five points behind Clauson in the new standings.

Justin Grant, who sits seventh in the latest standings, won the April race at Lawrenceburg.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,694, 2-Bryan Clauson-1,643, 3-Dave Darland-1,638, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,536, 5-Chase Stockon-1,423, 6-Tracy Hines-1,338, 7-Justin Grant-1,320, 8-Chris Windom-1,310, 9-Robert Ballou-1,240, 10-C.J. Leary-1,162.

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Vincent Lucca (#11v Miller), 2. Barry Kittredge (#21k Kittredge), 3. Matt Swanson (#29 Swanson), 4. Ken Johnson (#46 Johnson), 5. Rob Williams (#78 Otterman), 6. Amanda Habel (#09 Habel), 7. Rich Blanchard (#10 Blanchard). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Josh Sunn (#76 Manafort), 2. Jeff Champagne (#77 Champagne), 3. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney), 4. Dean Christensen (#9 Miller), 5. Jeff Horn (#1R Mossman), 6. Alex Rose (#11R Miller), 7. Lauryn Byrd (#21B Byrd).

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Chaffee (#18c Chaffee), 2. Adam Pierson (#76M Manafort), 3. Ray Miller (#1w Miller), 4. Scott Holcomb (#47 Myers/Miller), 5. Scott Viets (#2 Miller), 6. Tim Hodge (#5 Hodge), 7. Tim Gallant (#33 Gallant). NT

DASH: (4 laps) 1. Lucca, 2. Sunn, 3. Pierson, 4. Champagne, 5. Chaffee, 6. Kittredge. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Adam Pierson, 2. Josh Sunn, 3. Scott Holcomb, 4. Tim Hodge, 5. Vince Lucca, 6. Dean Christensen, 7. Mike Chaffee, 8. Ray Miller, 9. Joe Krawiec (#6 Matczak), 10. Barry Kittredge, 11. Tim Gallant, 12. Matt Swanson, 13. Rob Williams, 14. Rich Blanchard, 15. Amanda Habel, 16. Ken Johnson, 17. Lauryn Byrd, 18. Jeff Horn, 19. Adam Whitney, 20. Jeff Champagne, 21. Alex Rose, 22. Scott Viets. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Lucca, Laps 8-25 Pierson.

NEW USAC DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Pierson-944, 2-Sunn-801, 3-Holcomb-714, 4-Viets-683, 5-Chaffee-649, 6-Miller-630, 7-Christensen-628, 8-Krawiec-603, 9-Hodge-549, 10-Whitney-545.

NEXT USAC DMA MIDGET RACE: September 27 - Bradford, VT - Bear Ridge Speedway

 

 

USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 - Marysville, California - Marysville Raceway Park

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Josh Vieira, 3V, Vieira-14.324; 2. Max Adams, 5X, Adams-14.514; 3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.581; 4. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-14.599; 5. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-14.609; 6. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-14.737; 7. Cort Dozier, 97, Dozier-14.973; 8. Mark Tabor Jr., 38N, Tabor-15.073; 9. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-15.145; 10. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Higginbotham-15.158; 11. Kyle Standley, 54, Hawes-15.164; 12. Tony Godwin, 88G, Godwin-15.392; 13. Cody Spencer, 2, Spencer-NT; 14. Misty Castleberry, 95, Hawes-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Liggett, 2. Brenton, 3. Sibley, 4. Spencer, 5. Standley, 6. Vieira, 7. Dozier. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Adams, 3. Hall, 4. Tabor, 5. Higginbotham, 6. Godwin. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Max Adams, 3. Scott Hall, 4. Mark Tabor Jr., 5. Adam Brenton, 6. Josh Vieira, 7. Jeff Sibley, 8. Kyle Standley, 9. Cody Spencer, 10. Tony Godwin, 11. Austin Liggett, 12. Greg Higginbotham, 13. Cort Dozier. NT

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**Vieira flipped during the first heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Brenton, Laps 6-8 Liggett, Laps 9-18 Brenton, Laps 19-30 Bernal.

NEW WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bernal-428, 2-Matt Mitchell-333, 3-Nic Faas-324, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-303, 5-Jace Vander Weerd-280, 6-Liggett-232, 7-Marty Hawkins-227, 8-Markus Niemela-211, 9-Hall-198, 10-Danny Faria Jr.-186.

NEXT WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT RACE: October 4 - Petaluma (CA) Speedway

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS:

September 20-21, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: (Sept. 20) 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-16.513; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.607; 3. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.637; 4. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-16.658; 5. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-16.883; 6. Bryan Clauson, 20, Nolen-16.898; 7. C.J. Leary, 35, Ferns-17.081; 8. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-17.215; 9. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-17.340; 10. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-17.342; 11. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-17.421; 12. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-17.615; 13. Robert Ballou, 53, SET-18.336; 14. Jack Hewitt, 21, Six-R-18.391; 15. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-24.150; 16. Christopher Bell, 99, RPM/Gormly-NT; 17. Brady Bacon, 14, McQuinn-NT; 18. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-NT; 19. Jake Simmons, 31, Simmons-NT; 20. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-NT.

REMAINDER OF EVENTS CONDUCTED SEPTEMBER 21

FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 2. Chris Windom, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Shane Cockrum, 5. Bobby East, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Aaron Pierce, 8. Jacob Wilson, 9. Kody Swanson, 10. Caleb Armstrong, 11. Russ Gamester, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Patrick Lawson, 14. Christopher Bell, 15. Davey Ray, 16. Jack Hewitt, 17. Robert Ballou. NT

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**Gamester flipped during practice. Darland flipped during practice. Lawson flipped on lap 45 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Coons, Lap 13 Swanson, Laps 14-19 Coons, Laps 20-46 Swanson, Laps 47-49 Armstrong, Lap 50 Coons.

NEW USAC SILVER CROWN POINTS: 1-Swanson-522, 2-Hines-510, 3-East-477, 4-Windom-418, 5-Coons-366, 6-Wilson-308, 7-Cockrum-264, 8-A.J. Fike-263, 9-Armstrong-261, 10-Darland-234.

NEXT USAC SILVER CROWN RACE: October 11 - Syracuse, NY - New York State Fairgrounds

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 20-21, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: (Sept. 20) 1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-15.557; 2. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.595; 3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.606; 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-15.611; 5. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.634; 6. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-15.686; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-15.735; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-15.736; 9. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-15.844; 10. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-15.856; 11. Mitch Wissmiller, 1W, Wissmiller-15.900; 12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-15.920; 13. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.944; 14. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-15.949; 15. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.037; 16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-16.060; 17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-16.113; 18. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.118; 19. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-16.138; 20. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-16.199; 21. Dallas Hewitt, 21, Hewitt-16.204; 22. Brandon Whited, 15, Whited-16.341; 23. Luke Hall, 9N, Nelson-16.357; 24. Logan Hupp, 2M, Hupp-16.456; 25. Mike Miller, 82, Miller-16.488; 26. Scott Hampton, 59, Powell-16.532; 27. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-16.577; 28. Beau Stewart, 33m, Marshall-16.662; 29. Steve Irwin, 0, Flying Zero-16.683; 30. Tyler Hewitt, 24P, Paul-16.810; 31. Derek Hastings, 32m, Marshall-16.961; 32. Brian Karraker, 3R, Byram-17.012; 33. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-17.146; 34. Adam Cruea, 83x, Cruea-17.377; 35. Steve Little, 53, Little-17.880; 36. Brandon Moore, 7M, Moore-17.890; 37. Mike Moore, 1M, Moore-17.920; 38. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-21.755; 39. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-NT; 40. Randy Johns, 27J, Johns-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20) 1. Clauson, 2. D.Hewitt, 3. Thomas, 4. Leary, 5. Mattox, 6. Grant, 7. Miller, 8. Irwin, 9. Hayden, 10. M.Moore. 2:18.57

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20) 1. Swanson, 2. Ballou, 3. Hines, 4. Darland, 5. Cockrum, 6. Westfall, 7. Whited, 8. Hampton, 9. T.Hewitt, 10. Cruea. 2:16.78

THIRD HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20) 1. Windom, 2. Bacon, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Boespflug, 5. Hall, 6. Hery, 7. Hastings, 8. Little, 9. Wissmiller. NT

FOURTH HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Coons, 3. Simon, 4. Stockon, 5. Hupp, 6. Karraker, 7. Stewart, 8. B.Moore, 9. Andretti, 10. Johns. NT

REMAINDER OF EVENTS CONDUCTED SEPTEMBER 21

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Grant, 2. Mattox, 3. Cockrum, 4. Hampton, 5. Westfall, 6. Hupp. 7. Whited, 8. Irwin. 9. Miller, 10. Cruea, 11. Hery, 12. Hastings, 13. Little, 14. Stewart, 15. T.Hewitt. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Hunter Schuerenberg, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Chris Windom, 9. Shane Cockrum, 10. Kody Swanson, 11. Matt Westfall, 12. Logan Hupp, 13. Dave Darland, 14. Robert Ballou, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Chase Stockon, 18. Steve Irwin, 19. Dallas Hewitt, 20. Brandon Whited, 21. Landon Simon, 22. Jon Stanbrough, 23. Scott Hampton, 24. Chad Boespflug. NT

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**Wissmiller flipped during the third heat. Andretti flipped during the fourth heat. Stanbrough, Whited and Thomas flipped on lap 2 of the feature. Stockon flipped on lap 12 of the feature. Thomas flipped on lap 20 of the feature. Ballou flipped on lap 28 of the feaure.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-27 Ballou, Laps 28-30 Bacon.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,694, 2-Clauson-1,643, 3-Darland-1,638, 4-Stanbrough-1,536, 5-Stockon-1,423, 6-Hines-1,338, 7-Grant-1,320, 8-Windom-1,310, 9-Ballou-1,240, 10-Leary-1,162.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 27 - Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway

 

 

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 20-21, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: (Sept. 20) 1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.369; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.416; 3. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.423; 4. Darren Hagen, 56, 5IVE-6IX-16.570; 5. Bryan Clauson, 63, Dooling-16.605; 6. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-16.605; 7. Zach Daum, 5, Daum-16.643; 8. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-16.725; 9. Brady Bacon, 11, Wilke-Pak-16.823; 10. Steven Drevicki, 19, DeGre-17.302; 11. Tony DiMattia, 50, Brandywine Auto-17.394; 12. Thomas Meseraull, 16, Sandy-17.411; 13. Terry Babb, 88, Babb-17.441; 14. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-17.491; 15. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-17.703; 16. Brett Arndt, 46, Arndt-18.112; 17. Dave Darland, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-NT; 18. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20) 1. Abreu, 2. Clauson, 3. Daum, 4. Thorson, 5. Bacon, 6. Cockrum, 7. Chapple, 8. Dimattia. 2:19.55

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps - Sept. 20) 1. Windom, 2. Bell, 3. Hines, 4. Hagen, 5. Drevicki, 6. Meseraull, 7. Miller, 8. Arndt. 2:19.65

REMAINDER OF EVENTS CONDUCTED SEPTEMBER 21

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Darren Hagen, 4. Zach Daum, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Isaac Chapple, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Steven Drevicki, 10. Parker Price-Miller, 11. Rico Abreu, 12. Tanner Thorson, 13. Chris Windom. NT

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**Abreu, Thorson and Bacon flipped on lap 2 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Clauson.

NEW HONDA NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Abreu-867, 2-Bell-788, 3-Hines-786, 4-Clauson-744, 5-Daum-663, 6-Windom-594, 7-Thorson-569, 8-Michael Pickens-499, 9-Darland-419, 10-Andrew Felker-378.

NEXT HONDA NATIONAL MIDGET RACE: October 2-4 - Granite City, IL - Tri-City Speedway - "Gold Crown Midget Nationals"

 

 

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

September 20, 2014 - Deming, Washington - Deming Speedway

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Dougie James (#29 James), 2. Michael Vollbrecht (#4 Vollbrecht), 3. Tristin Thomas (#9t Thomas), 4. Lance Sargent (#2a Sargent), 5. Lance Hallmark (#8h Hallmark), 6. Derek Holmwood (#73 Goldie), 7. Garrett Thomas (#14 Thomas), 8. Jacob Brown (#16 Brown). NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Holmwood, Laps 13-25 James.

NEXT USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:September 27 - Elma, WA - Grays Harbor Raceway

 

 

USAC HONDA WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 - Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. David Prickett, 55x, Conterno-13.241; 2. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-13.398; 3. Barry Pries Jr., 14, Pries-13.442; 4. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.443; 5. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-13.474; 6. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-13.665; 7. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-13.773; 8. Ricky Shelton, 71, Full Circle-13.801; 9. Tyler Dolacki, 99, JK-13.803; 10. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-13.881; 11. Frankie Guerrini, 63, Guerrini-13.887; 12. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-13. 965; 13. Steve Davis, 2, Davis-14.032; 14. Terry Nichols, 1p, Nichols-14.135; 15. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-14.802; 16. Jeff Harrington, 9E, Harrington-NT; 17. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-NT; 18. Jonathan Henry, 17, Nichols-NT; 19. Cody Swanson, 71s, Swanson-NT; 20. Doug Hunting, 2H, Hunting-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dodenhoff, 2. McQueen, 3. Marcham, 4. Prickett, 5. Harrington, 6. Davis, 7. Swanson. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.Gardner, 2. Guerrini, 3. Schutte, 4. Blondel, 5. T.Nichols, 6. Shelton. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Smith, 2. Henry, 3. Ennis, 4. Pankratz, 5. Pries, 6. Dolacki. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Trey Marcham, 2. Ronnie Gardner, 3. Sean Dodenhoff, 4. Jonathan Henry, 5. Alex Schutte, 6. Randi Pankratz, 7. Kyle Smith, 8. Shannon McQueen, 9. Tyler Dolacki, 10. Barry Pries, 11. Jeff Harrington, 12. Jarid Blondel, 13. David Prickett, 14. Ricky Shelton, 15. Chris Ennis, 16. Frankie Guerrini, 17. Terry Nichols, 18. Cody Swanson. NT

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**Nichols flipped on lap 6 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Schutte, Laps 10-30 Marcham.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-629, 2-Marcham-593, 3-Schutte-390, 4-Blondel-342, 5-McQueen-296, 6-Scott Pierovich-288, 7-Dodenhoff-283, 8-Ennis-216, 9-Dolacki-194, 10-Shelton-175.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-629, 2-Marcham-593, 3-Blondel-563, 4-Schutte-443, 5-Chad Nichols-433, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Nick Chiello-322, 8-McQueen-296, 9-Dodenhoff-283, 10-Ennis-216.

NEXT HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE: November 20-21 - Peoria, AZ - Canyon Speedway Park

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 – Casa Grande, Arizona – Central Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 2. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 3. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 4. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 5. Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley), 6. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Sussex), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 5. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 6. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 5. Ronnie Clark (#6 Clark), 6. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Matt Rossi, 3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Josh Pelkey, 5. Mike Martin, 6. Andy Reinbold, 7. Ronnie Clark, 8. Shon Deskins, 9. Chris Bonneau, 10. Michael Curtis, 11. Mike Colegrove, 12. Brian Hosford, 13. Katherine Aragon, 14. Stevie Sussex, 15. Corey Hurley, 16. Bruce St. James, 17. Mike Bonneau, 18. Tye Mihocko. NT

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*Mihocko flipped during the first heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Deskins, Laps 2-3 Pelkey, Laps 4-9 Sussex, Laps 10-30 Davis.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: September 27 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Raceway Park – “Brawl For It All” / “Grudge Series”

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 - Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Wally Pankratz (#98 Pankratz), 2. Ashley Hazelton (#5 Hazelton), 3. Shawn Buckley (#91 Ram Bull), 4. Cody Jessop (#3L Love). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Cory Elliott (#11E Elliott), 2. Jet Davison (#59 Davison), 3. Davey Marcotte (#37 Pankratz), 4. Marvin Mitchell (#25 Mitchell). NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Cory Elliott, 2. Wally Pankratz, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Ashley Hazelton, 5. Davey Marcotte, 6. Shawn Buckley, 7. Jet Davison, 8. Marvin Mitchell. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Elliott.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Hazelton-438, 2-Mitchell-322, 3-Elliott-287, 4-Jessop-279, 5-Buckley-279, 6-Pankratz-200, 7-Marcotte-114, 8-Sean Watts-74, 9-Randi Pankratz-69, 10-Courtney Crone-64.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,198, 2-Hazelton-789, 3-Jessop-741, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Annie Briedinger-581, 7-Joel Rayborne-572, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt):September 21- Chowchilla (CA) Raceway

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 - Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Wally Pankratz (#98 Pankratz), 2. Ashley Hazelton (#5 Hazelton), 3. Shawn Buckley (#91 Ram Bull), 4. Cody Jessop (#3L Love). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Cory Elliott (#11E Elliott), 2. Jet Davison (#59 Davison), 3. Davey Marcotte (#37 Pankratz), 4. Marvin Mitchell (#25 Mitchell). NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Cory Elliott, 2. Wally Pankratz, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Ashley Hazelton, 5. Davey Marcotte, 6. Shawn Buckley, 7. Jet Davison, 8. Marvin Mitchell. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Elliott.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Hazelton-438, 2-Mitchell-322, 3-Elliott-287, 4-Jessop-279, 5-Buckley-279, 6-Pankratz-200, 7-Marcotte-114, 8-Sean Watts-74, 9-Randi Pankratz-69, 10-Courtney Crone-64.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,198, 2-Hazelton-789, 3-Jessop-741, 4-Toni Briedinger-716, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Annie Briedinger-581, 7-Joel Rayborne-572, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt):September 21- Chowchilla (CA) Raceway

 

 

 

RAINS FORCE 4-CROWN POSTPONEMENT TO SUNDAY

Rossburg, OH........Persistent rains interrupted Saturday night's "4-Crown Nationals" USAC event at Eldora Speedway. The remainder of the event, including the sprint car semi and all three feature events will be contested Sunday, with practice at noon and racing to follow.

EVENTS CONDUCTED SATURDAY BEFORE THE RAINS:

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HONDA USAC NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS: September 20, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.369; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.416; 3. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.423; 4. Darren Hagen, 56, 5IVE-6IX-16.570; 5. Bryan Clauson, 63, Dooling-16.605; 6. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-16.605; 7. Zach Daum, 5, Daum-16.643; 8. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-16.725; 9. Brady Bacon, 11, Wilke-Pak-16.823; 10. Steven Drevicki, 19, DeGre-17.302; 11. Tony DiMattia, 50, Brandywine Auto-17.394; 12. Thomas Meseraull, 16, Sandy-17.411; 13. Terry Babb, 88, Babb-17.441; 14. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-17.491; 15. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-17.703; 16. Brett Arndt, 46, Arndt-18.112; 17. Dave Darland, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-NT; 18. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Abreu, 2. Clauson, 3. Daum, 4. Thorson, 5. Bacon, 6. Cockrum, 7. Chapple, 8. Dimattia. 2:19.55

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Bell, 3. Hines, 4. Hagen, 5. Drevicki, 6. Meseraull, 7. Miller, 8. Arndt. 2:19.65

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AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 20, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-15.557; 2. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.595; 3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.606; 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-15.611; 5. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.634; 6. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-15.686; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-15.735; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-15.736; 9. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-15.844; 10. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-15.856; 11. Mitch Wissmiller, 1W, Wissmiller-15.900; 12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-15.920; 13. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.944; 14. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-15.949; 15. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.037; 16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-16.060; 17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-16.113; 18. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.118; 19. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-16.138; 20. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-16.199; 21. Dallas Hewitt, 21, Hewitt-16.204; 22. Brandon Whited, 15, Whited-16.341; 23. Luke Hall, 9N, Nelson-16.357; 24. Logan Hupp, 2M, Hupp-16.456; 25. Mike Miller, 82, Miller-16.488; 26. Scott Hampton, 59, Powell-16.532; 27. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-16.577; 28. Beau Stewart, 33m, Marshall-16.662; 29. Steve Irwin, 0, Flying Zero-16.683; 30. Tyler Hewitt, 24P, Paul-16.810; 31. Derek Hastings, 32m, Marshall-16.961; 32. Brian Karraker, 3R, Byram-17.012; 33. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-17.146; 34. Adam Cruea, 83x, Cruea-17.377; 35. Steve Little, 53, Little-17.880; 36. Brandon Moore, 7M, Moore-17.890; 37. Mike Moore, 1M, Moore-17.920; 38. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-21.755; 39. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-NT; 40. Randy Johns, 27J, Johns-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. D.Hewitt, 3. Thomas, 4. Leary, 5. Mattox, 6. Grant, 7. Miller, 8. Irwin, 9. Hayden, 10. M.Moore. 2:18.57

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. Ballou, 3. Hines, 4. Darland, 5. Cockrum, 6. Westfall, 7. Whited, 8. Hampton, 9. T.Hewitt, 10. Cruea. 2:16.78

THIRD HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Bacon, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Boespflug, 5. Hall, 6. Hery, 7. Hastings, 8. Little, 9. Wissmiller. NT

FOURTH HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Coons, 3. Simon, 4. Stockon, 5. Hupp, 6. Karraker, 7. Stewart, 8. B.Moore, 9. Andretti, 10. Johns. NT

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USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: September 20, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-16.513; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.607; 3. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.637; 4. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-16.658; 5. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-16.883; 6. Bryan Clauson, 20, Nolen-16.898; 7. C.J. Leary, 35, Ferns-17.081; 8. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-17.215; 9. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-17.340; 10. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-17.342; 11. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-17.421; 12. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-17.615; 13. Robert Ballou, 53, SET-18.336; 14. Jack Hewitt, 21, Six-R-18.391; 15. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-24.150; 16. Christopher Bell, 99, RPM/Gormly-NT; 17. Brady Bacon, 14, McQuinn-NT; 18. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-NT; 19. Jake Simmons, 31, Simmons-NT; 20. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-NT.

 

 

LAMB WINS 35-LAP HPD FEATURE AT HICKORY

Hickory, NC........Chris Lamb of Colfax, N.C. won Saturday night's 35-lap USAC Eastern HPD Midget race at Hickory Motor Speedway. He passed Calvin Carroll on lap six and led the rest of the way to beat Scott Hunter, Tyler Corriher, Matt Lundstrom and Mike Ward. Nikki Carroll led the first three laps and Calvin Carroll led the next two before Lamb took over.

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS: September 20, 2014 - Hickory, North Carolina - Hickory Motor Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-15.310; 2. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.406; 3. Matt Lundstrom, 5, Lundstrom-15.590; 4. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-15.602; 5. Peter Hathaway, 1, Hathaway-15.832; 6. Mike Ward, 80, Ward-15.846; 7. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-15.901; 8. Josh Lakatos, 14x, Lakatos-15.970; 9. Eric Lewis, 6. Lamb-15.970; 10. Nikki Carroll, 5c, Carroll-16.064; 11. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-16.401; 12. Kurt Cook, 7, Cook-16.451; 13. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-16.952; 14. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-NT; 15. Fletcher Wulff, 4, Wulff-NT.

FEATURE: (35 Laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Scott Hunter, 3. Tyler Corriher, 4. Matt Lundstrom, 5. Mike Ward, 6. Calvin Carroll, 7. Peter Hathaway, 8. Nikki Carroll, 9. Josh Lakatos, 10. Kyle Craker, 11. Kurt Cook, 12. Jake Nelke, 13. Eric Lewis, 14. Nolan Allison. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 N.Carroll, Laps 4-5 C.Carroll, Laps 6-35 Lamb.

NEW USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET STANDINGS: 1-Hunter-789, 2-C.Carroll-677, 3-Corriher-650, 4-N.Carroll-567, 5-Lamb-559, 6-Lundstrom-442, 7-Blaine Leydig-409, 8-Allison-307, 9-Jessica Bean-270, 10-Nelke-228.

NEXT USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET RACE: October 4 - Coeburn, VA - Lonesome Pine Raceway

 

 

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

September 19, 2014 - Deming, Washington - Deming Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1, Tristin Thomas, 9T, Thomas-11.156; 2. Lance Sargent, 2a, Sargent-11.199; 3. Michael Millard, 23, Millard-11.221; 4. Dougie James, 29, James-11.312; 5. Michael Vollberecht, 4, Vollbrecht-11.434; 6. Al Goldie, 73, Goldie-11.587; 7. Jeremiah Franklin, 77, Franklin-12.300.

HEAT RACE: (8 Laps) 1. Sargent, 2. Vollbrecht, 3. James, 4. Thomas, 5. Franklin, 6. Goldie, 7. Millard. NT

FEATURE: (20 Laps) 1. Lance Sargent, 2. Tristin Thomas, 3. Michael Vollbrecht, 4. Dougie James, 5. Al Goldie, 6. Jeremiah Franklin. NT

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**Goldie flipped during the heat race.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Sargent.

NEXT USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:September 20 - Deming (WA) Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS:

September 19, 2014 - Altamahaw, North Carolina - Ace Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-15.680; 2. Matt Lundstrom, 5, Lundstrom-15.922; 3. Jessica Bean, 6, Lamb-15.931; 4. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.948; 5. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-16.002; 6. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-16.006; 7. Josh Lakatos, 14x, Lakatos-16.046; 8. Fletcher Wulff, 4, Wulff-16.076; 9. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-16.087; 10. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-16.366; 11. Dillon Silverman, 31, K & K-16.478; 12. Nic Davidson, 6x, Radical-16.573; 13. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-16.800; 14. Peter Hathaway, 1, Hathaway-16.871; 15. Nikki Carroll, 5c, Carroll-20.379.

FIRST FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Josh Lakatos, 2. Tyler Corriher, 3. Scott Hunter, 4. Calvin Carroll, 5. Matt Lundstrom, 6. Nikki Carroll, 7. Nolan Allison, 8. Jake Nelke, 9. Dillon Silverman, 10. Peter Hathaway, 11. Kyle Craker, 12. Nic Davidson, 13. Chris Lamb, 14. Jessica Bean, 15. Fletcher Wulff. NT

SECOND FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Scott Hunter, 2. Calvin Carroll, 3. Matt Lundstrom, 4. Tyler Corriher, 5. Chris Lamb, 6. Nolan Allison, 7. Josh Lakatos, 8. Nikki Carroll, 9. Jake Nelke, 10. Kyle Craker, 11. Peter Hathaway, 12. Nic Davidson, 13. Dillon Silverman, 14. Fletcher Wulff. NT

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FIRST FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-8 Allison, Laps 9-19 Corriher, Laps 20-25 Lakatos.

SECOND FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Hunter.

NEW USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET STANDINGS: 1-Hunter-726, 2-C.Carroll-632, 3-Corriher-593, 4-N.Carroll-528, 5-Lamb-494, 6-Blaine Leydig-409, 7-Lundstrom-387, 8-Allison-282, 9-Bean-270, 10-Wulff-225.

NEXT USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET RACE:September 20 - Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 18, 2014 - Terre Haute, Indiana - Terre Haute Action Track - "Jim Hurtubise Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-20.064; 2. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-20.192; 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-20.232; 4. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-20.341; 5. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-20.360; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-20.460; 7. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-20.512; 8. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-20.650; 9. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-20.803; 10. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-20.874; 11. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-20.905; 12. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-21.066; 13. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-21.074; 14. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-21.083; 15. Jac Haudenschild, 11x, Walker-21.128; 16. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-21.365; 17. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-21.412; 18. Terry Babb, 88, Babb-21.436; 19. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-21.521; 20. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-21.784; 21. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-21.848; 22. Bill Rose, 6, Rose-22.446.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Stanbrough 3. Leary. 4. Windom. 5. Jarrett, 6. Thomas, 7. Boespflug. 2:50.28

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Bacon, 3. Hines, 4. Darland, 5. Mattox, 6. Short,.7. Andretti. 2:51.81

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Coons, 2. Cottle, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Stockon, 5. Haudenschild, 6. Grant, 7. Rose. 2:55.26

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Brady Short, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Chris Windom, 11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Justin Grant, 14. Kevin Thomas Jr., 15. Hunter Schuerenberg, 16. Logan Jarrett, 17. Jarett Andretti, 18. Brandon Mattox, 19. Jac Haudenschild, 20. Chad Boespflug, 21. Bill Rose. 11:34.17

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-28 Ballou, Laps 29-30 Bacon.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,623, 2-Darland-1,606, 3-Clauson-1.572, 4-Stanbrough-1,517, 5-Stockon-1,399, 6-Hines-1,276, 7-Windom-1,263, 8-Grant-1,260, 9-Ballou-1,207, 10-Leary-1,115.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 20 - Rossburg, OH - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS RETURN TO CASA GRANDE SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 17, 2014... This Saturday, September 20th, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will make their only appearance of the year at Casa Grande’s Central Arizona Speedway. Located on the Pinal County Fairgrounds and promoted by Jonah Trussel, the event will also feature Pure Stocks, X-Mods, and Bombers. The Pit Gates will open at 3:30pm, the Spectator Gates will open at 5:00pm, and Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.centralarizonaspeedway.com or call 480.266.1378.

Saturday’s race will be the fifth event in series history at the Pinal County Fairgrounds. “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. won the USAC SouthWest debut on March 23, 2013, followed by victories for Josh Pelkey, R.J. Johnson, and Matt Rossi. A talented roster of drivers will be at Central Arizona Speedway as they look to claim the $1,500 main event and earn valuable championship points.

After tying his record of four consecutive victories, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix has a 135-point lead over the competition. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson has had an outstanding year with ten feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-four top-10 finishes, and 177 feature laps led. On Saturday, the defending champion will be looking to extend his point lead and tie his series record of eleven wins in a season.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. has climbed to second in the point standings. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis earned his first hard charger award on September 6th at Queen Creek by racing to second from eighteenth. To date, the five-time state champion has three feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, twenty-one top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led on the season. “Chargin” Charles will have his sights on cutting into Johnson’s lead by claiming his tenth career SouthWest victory.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria sits third in the championship point chase. Racing Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey ran sixth at Arizona Speedway. At press time, the 1997 ASCA Champion has three feature wins, four heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-five top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led in the campaign. Josh will be looking to retake second in the points with another main event win at Casa Grande.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins is fourth in the SouthWest point standings. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins placed seventh in the Queen Creek main event. To date, the veteran driver has one feature win, eight heat race victories, one hard charger award, nineteen top-10 finishes, and 59 feature laps led to his credit. Shon will have his sights on adding the winning trophy from Central Arizona Speedway to his collection.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix ranks fifth in the chase for the championship. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi charged from fifteenth to score fifth at Queen Creek. Heading to Saturday’s event, the veteran racer has three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, thirteen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the year. Matt won the last SouthWest race at Casa Grande on October 12th and will be looking for another triumph this Saturday night.

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

Central Arizona Speedway is located on the Pinal County Fairgrounds at 512 N. 11 Mile Corner Road in Casa Grande. To get to the track, take Exit 194 from Interstate 10, then head east five miles to 11 Mile Corner Road, then head south. Adult Tickets are $15, Senior tickets are $12, and Kids (11 and under) are FREE. For more event and ticket information, visit www.centralarizonaspeedway.com or call 480.266.1378.

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). ----------------------------------------------- 2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 10-R.J. Johnson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 3-Josh Pelkey, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

CASA GRANDE USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINNERS: 03/23/13: Charles Davis Jr. – Massey Motorsports #50 06/22/13: Josh Pelkey – Robbie & Gaye Allen #12 09/14/13: R.J. Johnson – Bill Michaels #77M 10/12/13: Matt Rossi – Phil Rossi #02

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-1029, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-894, 3. Josh Pelkey-888, 4. Shon Deskins-823, 5. Matt Rossi-786, 6. Mike Martin-756, 7. Tye Mihocko-749, 8. Nick Aiuto-570, 9. Andy Reinbold-559, 10. Michael Curtis-539, 11. Brian Hosford-486, 12. Bruce St. James-469, 13. Mike Colegrove-467, 14. Josh Shipley-416, 15. Tom Ogle-373, 16. Josh Hodges-279, 17. Stevie Sussex-271, 18. Mike Bonneau-267, 19. Chris Bonneau-246, 20. Mark Morin-245.

 

 

ELDORA'S FAVORITE SON JACK HEWITT RETURNS!

"4-CROWN NATIONALS" SATURDAY AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY

Jack Hewitt, the winningest USAC Silver Crown driver of all time, returns to competition this Saturday, piloting a Six-R Racing Toyota in the 33rd "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

It's Jack's first USAC race appearance since his 2002 Sprint car accident at North Vernon, Ind. and as he says "I'm like a kid counting down to Christmas."

Jack got to try the car Saturday night during a shakedown run at Waynesfield, Ohio and says the team is making a lot of little "tweaks" in preparation for Saturday's race. "I'm going to have fun," he adds, "but I'm also going to do my best. I've had so much support from my many fans and I hope they have fun Saturday too. It's great to be back with Six-R Racing. It'll be like a stroll down memory lane, but it'll be interesting since this is my first ride in a Toyota."

The winner of 23 Silver Crown races, including eight during the "4-Crown," Jack's last Silver Crown start came at Terre Haute, Ind. in 2002. His last Silver Crown victory was the Tony Bettenhausen 100 in Springfield, Ill. in 2000.

His last "4-Crown" Silver Crown win closed out one of the most remarkable motor racing achievements of all time, the 1998 event in which he won all four feature events! His 24 Eldora wins in various series is twice Dave Darland's second-best record of 12 Eldora wins.

Darland is the second leading active Silver Crown winner behind Hewitt, with 14 career wins. He currently ranks eighth in the latest standings.

A 27-point separation exists between series point leader Kody Swanson and runner-up Tracy Hines. Defending series champion Bobby East is similarly 27 points behind Hines.

Chris Windom, fourth in the series points, is the defending winner of the "4-Crown Nationals" Silver Crown race.

Saturday's Larry Rice "high-performance" awards at the "4-Crown Nationals" are $750 each in memory of the late USAC Champion.

Buck & Betty Rice of ProSource of Grand Saline, Texas will award $200 each for Saturday's fastest qualifiers in all three series as well as posting a similar award at Thursday night's Terre Haute USAC Sprint race.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-483, 2-Tracy Hines-456, 3-Bobby East-429, 4-Chris Windom-361, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-303, 6-Jacob Wilson-269, 7-A.J. Fike-263, 8-Dave Darland-233, 9-Caleb Armstrong-228, 10-Shane Cockrum-213.

 

 

THE "WILD CHILD" RETURNS TO TERRE HAUTE THURSDAY FOR "HURTUBISE"

The "Wild Child," Jac Haudenschild of Wooster, Ohio, returns to the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series Thursday for the "Jim Hurtubise Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track!

Haudenschild won the richest sprint car race in history - the one million dollar 2003 "Mopar Million" - at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and he'll pilot a high-profile car Thursday at the half-mile Terre Haute oval.

Jac will drive the #11x entry for car owner Jeff Walker. In May, Kevin Thomas Jr. wheeled the car to a runner-up finish in the "Tony Hulman Classic" at the Action Track.

Haudenschild's last Terre Haute USAC start produced a second-place finish in the richest Terre Haute Sprint race ever - the 1999 "Terre Haute Open." His last USAC starts were last year in the Ocala, Fla. opener and later in the "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora. The latter produced a second-place finish!

Jac has also indicated he will compete in the upcoming September 27 "City of Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals" USAC race at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

He'll challenge USAC's top drivers in Thursday's race, including the "Tony Hulman Classic" winner Dave Darland and recent "Indiana Sprint Week" winner Bryan Clauson, both at Terre Haute. Darland will try to add to his all-time leading total of 53 series wins while Clauson will try to notch a historic 100th USAC National win for long-time car owner Mike Curb.

Thursday's event will be accompanied by late models, which will include former USAC Champion Ken Schrader, who was listed as the third richest NASCAR driver of all time in a recent poll.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,554; 2-Dave Darland-1,551, 3-Bryan Clauson-1,522, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,473, 5-Chase Stockon-1,345, 6-Tracy Hines-1,231, 7-Justin Grant-1,230, 8-Chris Windom-1,225, 9-Robert Ballou-1,142, 10-C.J. Leary-1,080.

 

 

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGETS INVADE BAKERSFIELD THIS SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 16, 2014... This Saturday, September 20th, the Honda USAC Western Midget Series will invade Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, California for the final time in 2014. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the “Monster Energy Recycling Night” will also feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Hard Tops, and Ignite Midgets. The Pit Gates will open at 2:00pm, 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." For event information, visit the track’s website at www.bakersfieldspeedway.com or call 661.393.3373.

Saturday’s event will mark the 100th appearance of the USAC Western Midgets at the Bakersfield clay oval. P.J. Jones claimed the inaugural victory on July 3, 1987 and Trey Marcham joined the winner’s list on May 3rd. Former champions Sleepy Tripp and Robby Flock are tied for the series lead with eight main event wins at Bakersfield, 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.

Heading to Bakersfield, Ronnie Gardner of Norco, California leads both the dirt and overall point standings. Racing the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner set a new track record at Chico on September 4th and claimed seventh in the feature. To date, the defending champion has two feature wins, four VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, three heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 83 feature laps led. Ronnie will be looking to extend his point lead by earning his twelfth career series win this Saturday night.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s Trey Marcham is second in the dirt series and third in the combined dirt/pavement standings. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham led the first fourteen laps at Chico before finishing second to Brian Gard. At press time, last season’s Rookie of the Year has two feature wins, two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, eight op-10 finishes, and 56 feature laps led to his credit. Trey will have his sights on regaining the point lead by adding another win at Bakersfield Speedway to his resume.

After charging from twenty-first to eighth at Silver Dollar Speedway, Alex Schutte of Redding, California ranks third in the dirt points and fifth in the overall series. Currently, the driver of the Schutte/McElwee #28 Proficio / Aircraft Electrical Components Spike has two heat race victories, and five top-10 finishes on the season. On Saturday, the 2010 Champion will have his sights on his first main event win at Bakersfield Speedway.

Orange, California’s Jarid Blondel ranks fourth in the dirt series and second in the combined dirt/pavement points. Racing his #98 G&J Aircraft / Repair Service Edmunds, Blondel has one hard charger award and eight top-10 finishes to his credit. The leading rookie contender will be looking for a breakthrough win at the 1/3-mile clay oval.

Scott Pierovich of Alamo, California sits fifth in the dirt points and sixth in the overall series. Piloting the family owned #35 Mid-Coast Trans / Good Guys Spike, Pierovich did not compete during the “Gold Cup Race of Champions” at Chico. To date, the veteran driver has one VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Award, one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes, and 4 feature laps led in the campaign. At Bakersfield, Scott will have his sights on claiming his fourth career USAC Western Midget feature win.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Shannon McQueen, Sean Dodenhoff, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Chad Nichols, Tyler Dolacki, Nick Chivello, Ricky Shelton, Johnathon Henry, Terry Nichols, Brian Gard, Randi Pankratz, Danny Ebberts, and more.

While Jarid Blondel leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors, Barry Pries Jr. of Discovery Bay, California is also in contention. Pries is currently ranked nineteenth in the dirt standings and twentieth in the overall points.

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. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.bakersfieldspeedway.com or call 661.393.3373.

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. 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 Honda USAC Western Midget Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). ----------------------------------------------- 2014 HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET WINS: 2-Ronnie Gardner, 2-Trey Marcham, 1-Rico Abreu, 1-Christopher Bell, 1-Brian Gard, 1-Cody Gerhardt, 1-R.J. Johnson, 1-Chad Nichols, 1-Darrin Snider, 1-Michael Snider, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

BAKERSFIELD HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET WINS: 8-Robby Flock, 8-Sleepy Tripp, 7-Billy Boat, 5-Jay Drake, 4-Jordan Hermansader, 3-Steve Paden, 3-Ron Shuman, 3-Jimmy Sills, 3-Danny Stratton, 3-Josh Wise, 2-Hank Butcher, 2-Bob Davison, 2-Ronnie Day, 2-Garrett Hansen, 2-P.J. Jones, 2-Page Jones, 2-Wally Pankratz, 2-Frank Pedregon, 2-Shane Scully, 1-Bobby Boone, 1-Greg Bragg, 1-Larry Brown, 1-Tyler Brown, 1-Johnny Cofer, 1-Dave Darland, 1-Michelle Decker, 1-Larry Derwin, 1-Danny Ebberts, 1-Nic Faas, 1-Terry Farrar, 1-Billy Felts Jr., 1-Josh Ford, 1-Stan Fox, 1-Damion Gardner, 1-Ronnie Gardner, 1-Scott Hansen, 1-Rick Hendrix, 1-Gary Howard, 1-Ryan Kaplan, 1-Kasey Kahne, 1-Cory Kruseman, 1-Brad Kuhn, 1-Josh Lakatos, 1-Jason Leffler, 1-Trey Marcham, 1-Thomas Meseraull, 1-Troy Rutherford, 1-Alex Schutte, 1-Graham Standring, 1-Cody Swanson, 1-Brad Sweet, 1-Rich Vogler, 1-Rip Williams.

BAKERSFIELD HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Ricky Shelton – 12.339 (06/21/97)

HONDA USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1. Ronnie Gardner-559, 2. Trey Marcham-527, 3. Alex Schutte-334, 4. Jarid Blondel-308, 5. Scott Pierovich-288, 6. Shannon McQueen-247, 7. Sean Dodenhoff-221, 8. Chris Ennis-186, 9. Chad Nichols-172, 10. Tyler Dolacki-155, 11. Nick Chivello-153, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Christopher Bell-142, 14. Tanner Thorson-134, 15. Rico Abreu-120, 16. Johnathon Henry-115, 17. Jake Swanson-97, 18. Terry Nichols-94, 19. Barry Pries Jr.-80, 20. Michael Pickens-54.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1. Ronnie Gardner-559, 2. Jarid Blondel-529, 3. Trey Marcham-527, 4. Chad Nichols-433, 5. Alex Schutte-387, 6. Scott Pierovich-327, 7. Nick Chivello-322, 8. Shannon McQueen-247, 9. Sean Dodenhoff-221, 10. Chris Ennis-186, 11. Tyler Dolacki-155, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Christopher Bell-142, 14. Jake Swanson-140, 15. Tanner Thorson-135, 16. Rico Abreu-120, 17. Darin Snider-116, 18. Johnathon Henry-115, 19. Terry Nichols-94, 20. Barry Pries Jr.-80.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER WINS “GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC” AT PERRIS

By Lance Jennings

PERRIS, CA – SEPTEMBER 14, 2014... After reaching 211mph in a sprint car at Bonneville, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord passed Mike Spencer on lap seventeen and claimed the “Glenn Howard Classic” win at Perris Auto Speedway. For Gardner, Saturday’s Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car triumph was his eleventh victory of the season and tied his 2005 series record of four wins in a row. R.J. Johnson, Spencer, Matt Mitchell, and Austin Williams chased “The Demon” to the checkered flags.

Driving Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Damion Gardner out-qualified the twenty-seven racers in the pit area and earned his eighth Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award. After running fourth in his heat race, the point leader claimed his fifty-seventh career USAC/CRA feature win after starting sixth. To date, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” has a 253-point advantage with fourteen heat race victories, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 205 feature laps led on the season.

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona had fallen back to third from the pole position before taking second from Spencer in the closing laps. Racing Bobby Martin’s #51 Weiler Farms / Pecon Builders Maxim, the USAC SouthWest point leader was ninth quick in time trials and won the 10-lap Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. In limited starts, Johnson left Perris ranked nineteenth in points with one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes, and 5 feature laps led.

After leading the first sixteen laps, Temecula’s Mike Spencer placed third in the “Glenn Howard Classic.” Piloting Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini-Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer qualified seventh overall and ran third in his heat race. Heading to the Oval Nationals, the five-time champion is second in the point chase with one feature win, five 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, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 91 feature laps led to his credit.

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda raced from seventh to claim fourth in the Perris 30-lap feature. Driving his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell was fourth fast in time trials, ran fifth in his heat race, and won the 8-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main. The former USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year sits fifth in the standings with one feature win, one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 35 feature laps led.

Yorba Linda’s Austin Williams took fifth in the “7th Annual Glenn Howard Classic.” Racing Jack Jory’s #2 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams qualified third overall and scored third in his heat race. Currently, the former Rookie of the Year is sixth in points with one feature win, one heat race victory, eight top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led in the campaign.

Logan Williams of Yorba Linda earned his second Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a fourteenth place finish from twenty-third. Piloting Jack Jory’s #5 John Jory Corporation / Hollingsworth Sandwich Shop Stinger, the leading rookie contender was twenty-fifth fast in time trials and scored eighth in his heat race after a tough flip. Using a provisional for the main event, Williams is tenth in the standings with one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win and three top-10 finishes on the season.

Huntington Beach’s Brody Roa won the program’s Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Piloting the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa qualified thirteenth overall and scored eighth in the feature after starting thirteenth. Currently, the former Wagsdash Champion is third in points with six heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and twelve top-10 finishes in 2014.

A.J. Bender of San Marcos won his third heat race of the season. Piloting the family owned #21 K&R Motorsports / Rosson Racing DRC, Bender qualified fourteenth, won the DJ Safety Heat Race #2, and scored twenty-third in the feature after having brake problems. The former California Lightning Sprint standout is twentieth in points with two top-10 finishes in the campaign.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will take a break before returning to action on November 7th for the “19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals, presented by All Coast Construction.” 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 at Perris Auto Speedway, 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: September 13, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Glenn Howard Classic”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.379; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.487; 3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.643; 4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.693; 5. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.734; 6. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-16.790; 7. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.793; 8. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.865; 9. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.982; 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-17.014; 11. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.082; 12. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-17.106; 13. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.108; 14. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.117; 15. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.156; 16. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.176; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.254; 18. Jimmy Crawford, 51X, Crawford-17.351; 19. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.420; 20. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-17.495; 21. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-17.510; 22. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.650; 23. Cal Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.842; 24. George Morris, 3K, Kruseman-17.960; 25. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.967; 26. Mikey Lovas, 36L, Lovas-18.575; 27. Kenny Perkins, 5X, Perkins-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Roa, 2. R.Gardner, 3. Spencer, 4. D.Gardner, 5. Mitchell, 6. R.Vander Weerd, 7. Colston, 8. Smith, 9. Lovas. 2:50.70

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Bender, 2. Gansen, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Swanson, 5. Gaunt, 6. C.Williams, 7. Morris, 8. Hendrix. 2:51.43

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Bezio, 3. A.Williams, 4. Martin, 5. Ballard, 6. Hansen, 7. Sweeney, 8. L.Williams. 2:49.49.

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SEMI-MAIN: (8 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. C.Williams, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Gaunt, 5. Hansen, 6. Colston, 7. Ballard, 8. Sweeney, 9. Smith, 10. Morris. 2:20.09

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Cody Williams, 7. Garrett Hansen, 8. Brody Roa, 9. Ronnie Gardner, 10. Jace Vander Weerd, 11. Mike Martin, 12. David Bezio, 13. Verne Sweeney, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Cal Smith, 16. Richard Vander Weerd, 17. Jake Swanson, 18. Parker Colston, 19. George Morris, 20. Chris Gansen, 21. Corey Ballard, 22. Rickie Gaunt, 23. A.J. Bender. NT --------------------------- **Crawford flipped during qualifications. L.Williams flipped during the third heat. R.Vander Weerd flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Spencer, Laps 17-30 D.Gardner. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Logan Williams (23rd to 14th)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1-Damion Gardner-1189, 2. Mike Spencer-936, 3. Brody Roa-790, 4. Cody Williams-751, 5. Matt Mitchell-750, 6. Austin Williams-722, 7. Jake Swanson-640, 8. Nic Faas-628, 9. Richard Vander Weerd-574, 10. Logan Williams-464, 11. Cory Kruseman-381, 12. Chris Gansen-353, 13. Jace Vander Weerd-351, 14. Ryan Bernal-317, 15. Kevin Thomas Jr.-311, 16. Gary Taylor-263, 17. Colby Copeland-260, 18. Ronnie Gardner-257, 19. R.J. Johnson-225, 20. A.J. Bender-220.

 

 

 

BIG "DOUBLE POINTS" DMA RACE AT BEAR RIDGE SATURDAY

Adam Pierson appears to have a lock on the USAC DMA Midget title after seven wins and two seconds in 10 starts. But wait! This Saturday's race at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. will offer "double" points.

That means that Pierson's 139-point lead over Josh Sunn could be sliced with 136 points available Saturday.

Sunn's 10 starts have produced eight "top-six" finishes, but amazingly he is still seeking his initial 2014 victory.

The series will conclude September 27 at the Vermont oval.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-810, 2-Josh Sunn-671, 3-Scott Viets-649, 4-Scott Holcomb-596, 5-Mike Chaffee-549, 6-Ray Miller-540, 7-Joe Krawiec-531, 8-Dean Christensen-528, 9-Adam Whitney-503, 10-Jeff Champagne-502.

 

 

HPDs HEAD FOR NORTH CAROLINA, CALIFORNIA & WASHINGTON;

GOETZ, BRIEDINGER & NEMIRE (2) GRAB HPD WINS;

NEMIRE TAKES MIDWEST PAVEMENT TITLE

A half-dozen USAC HPD Midget races are sprinkled this week through North Carolina, California and Washington.

Scott Hunter leads the Eastern series to races Friday at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. and Saturday at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Ashley Hazelton sits atop the Western Dirt series which prepares for Saturday's race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway and Sunday's race at the Chowchilla (Calif.) Raceway. A pair of "special event" Friday and Saturday races at Deming (Wash.) Speedway will not affect Chase Goetz's Washington HPD point lead.

Austin Nemire of Toledo, Ohio wrapped up the 2014 USAC Midwest HPD Pavement title with a pair of point-rich 20-lap "double points" feature wins in the "Fall Nationals" at Columbus Motor Speedway Saturday night. He passed Austin Harris on lap 14 and led the final seven laps in the opener and then passed Jacob Stickle on lap 12 and led to the finish in the 20-lap nightcap. Adam Thomason was second in both races, while Harris had a third and fifth; Stickle was fourth and third and Anthony McCune had a fifth and fourth.

Goetz, of Snohomish, Wash., scored his ninth Washington win of the season and fourth in a row Saturday night at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. He led all 25 laps to beat Lance Sargent, Tristin Thomas, Hannah Lindquist and Michael Vollbrecht.

Toni Briedinger of Hillsboro, Calif. scored her first USAC Western HPD Midget win in Saturday night's 30-lap "Harvest Classic" feature at Madera Speedway. She led all 30 laps to beat Dylan Nobile, Cody Jessop, Christine Breckenridge and Tom Paterson.

Final 2014 HPD USAC Midwest Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Austin Nemire-822, 2-Adam Thomason-591, 3-Steve Myers-471, 4-Jacob Stickle-435, 5-Calvin Carroll-300, 6-Nikki Carroll-273, 7-Anthony McCune-258, 8-Jack Cross-208, 9-Jacob Taylor-174, 10-Blaine Leydig-131.

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-380, 2-Marvin Mitchell-278, 3-Shawn Buckley-228, 4-Cody Jessop-220, 5-Cory Elliott-219, 6-Wally Pankratz-135, 7-Sean Watts-74, 8-Randi Pankratz-69, 9-Courtney Crone-64, 10-Davey Marcotte-60.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,147, 2-Ashley Hazelton-731, 3-Toni Briedinger-716, 4-Cody Jessop-682, 5-Christine Breckenridge-624, 6-Annie Briedinger-581, 7-Joel Rayborne-572, 8-Tom Paterson-522, 9-Dylan Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-919, 2-Toni Briedinger-716, 3-Christine Breckenridge-624, 4-Annie Briedinger-581, 5-Joel Rayborne-572, 6-Tom Paterson-522, 7-Dylan Nobile-498, 8-Cody Jessop-460, 9-Jeff Kelley-392, 10-Ashley Hazelton-351.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-843, 2-Garrrett Thomas-693, 3-Hannah Lindquist-636, 4-Michael Vollbrecht-632, 5-Dougie James-601, 5-Tristin Thomas-593, 7-Lance Sargent-497, 8-Todd Hartman-464, 9-Chance Crum-426, 10-Jeremy Miller-350.

2014 HPD USAC Eastern Midget Standings: 1-Scott Hunter-606, 2-Calvin Carroll-523, 3-Tyler Corriher-483, 4-Nikki Carroll-444, 5-Chris Lamb-416, 6-Blaine Leydig-409, 7-Matthew Lundstrom-280, 8-Jessica Bean-241, 9-Nolan Allison-195, 10-Fletcher Wulff-177.

 

 

WESTERN DIRT MIDGETS HIT BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY;

NICHOLS WINS "HARVEST CLASSIC;" TAKES WESTERN PAVEMENT TITLE

Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway hosts this Saturday night's Honda USAC Western Midget Series race as point leader Ronnie Gardner tries to take another step toward repeating his 2013 championship.

Gardner leads Trey Marcham by 40 points in the dirt standings and has a 30-point lead over Jarid Blondel in the overall points. Marcham won the race held at Bakersfield in May.

Chad Nichols of Colma, Calif. passed Jerome Rodela on the final lap to win Saturday night's 30-lap "Harvest Classic" feature at Madera Speedway. The victory closed out Nichols' drive to the Honda USAC Western Pavement Midget championship.

Rodela led the first 29 laps and finished second ahead of Nick Chivello, David Goodwill and Jarid Blondel.

Final 2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Pavement Standings:1-Chad Nichols-261, 2-Jarid Blondel-221, 3-Nick Chivello-169, 4-Darin Snider-116, 5-Alex Schutte-53, 6-Jake Swanson-43, 7-Scott Pierovich-39.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-503, 2-Trey Marcham-463, 3-Jarid Blondel-292, 4-Scott Pierovich-288, 5-Alex Schutte-287, 6-Shannon McQueen-203, 7-Chris Ennis-186, 8-Sean Dodenhoff-167, 9-Chad Nichols-156, 10-Tyler Dolacki-155.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-559, 2-Jarid Blondel-529, 3-Trey Marcham-527, 4-Chad Nichols-433, 5-Alex Schutte-387, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Nick Chivello-322, 8-Shannon McQueen-247, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-221, 10-Chris Ennis-186.

 

 

JOHNSON HOPES TO EXTEND SW STREAK AT CASA GRANDE SATURDAY

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. will try for a sixth consecutive USAC Southwest Sprint Car points victory Saturday when the series makes its only 2014 stop at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande.

A victory Saturday would tie the all-time record for consecutive single-season USAC Sprint wins at six. Larry Dickson set the mark in the USAC National series in 1968!

Johnson enjoys a comfortable 131-point lead over runner-up Josh Pelkey, but Pelkey's margin over third-place driver Charles Davis Jr. stands at just four points.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,029, 2-Josh Pelkey-898, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-894, 4-Shon Deskins-843, 5-Matt Rossi-786, 6-Mike Martin-756, 7-Tye Mihocko-749, 8-Nick Aiuto-570, 9-Andy Reinbold-559, 10-Michael Curtis-540.

 

 

MARYSVILLE NEXT UP FOR "CLASSIC" LEADER BERNAL SATURDAY

Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. has won three of this year's six USAC Western Classic Sprint races and hopes to add another this Saturday when the series makes its only stop at Marysville (Calif.) Speedway.

Bernal is 26 points ahead of Matt Mitchell as the series approaches its penultimate round. Nic Faas stands just 35 points behind.

Bernal's three wins have been accompanied by finishes of third and fifth. Mitchell has one victory and his six features have resulted in no finishes worse than seventh.

Faas won the series opener and the most recent race. A victory Saturday could vault him into title contention.

2014 USAC Western Classic 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.

 

 

ABREU RESUMES MIDGET TITLE CHASE AT "4-CROWN" SATURDAY

Rico Abreu returns to the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio Saturday to defend his "4-Crown Nationals" Midget title and looks to protect the 82-point cushion he enjoys over Tracy Hines in the Honda USAC National Midget series.

Abreu's 2014 resume is remarkable. He has recorded 11 "podium" finishes in 13 starts, including four victories.

The 25-lap Midget race precedes a 30-lap AMSOIL USAC National Sprint feature and the 50-lap USAC Silver Crown finale at the half-mile dirt oval.

Hines has 11 career Eldora wins, including two in Midgets. He is tied with Rich Vogler on the all-time USAC Eldora list behind Jack Hewitt's 24 and Dave Darland's 14.

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.

 

 

3 SILVER CROWN TITLE HOPEFULS READY FOR

"4-CROWN NATIONALS" SATURDAY AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY

Saturday night's penultimate round of the 2014 USAC Silver Crown Series concludes the 33rd "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Three drivers enter the race separated by just 54 points with a total of 66 available. Leader Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. has a 27-point lead over runner-up Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. Third-place Bobby East of Brownsburg, Ind. is the defending series champion and he and Hines are still without a victory this year.

One of the primary reasons for Hines and East being unable to find victory lane so far is Swanson's proficiency on the dirt. He has won all but one of the five dirt races contested so far. Only the "Ted Horn 100" at DuQuoin, Ill. slipped from his grasp, a race won by David Byrne.

Chris Windom, fourth in the series points, is the defending winner of the "4-Crown Nationals" Silver Crown race but he too is seeking his first 2014 win. Windom's best finish in eight starts has been fifth in the Hoosier Hundred in Indianapolis, Ind. and at Springfield, Ill. September 7.

Hines has been close with four seconds, a third and two fourths in eight starts. East's best finishes have been a second, a pair of thirds and a pair of fourths.

Saturday's 50-lap Silver Crown feature will follow a 25-lap Honda USAC National Midget race and a 30-lap AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car race, plus complete prelims for all series.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-483, 2-Tracy Hines-456, 3-Bobby East-429, 4-Chris Windom-361, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-303, 6-Jacob Wilson-269, 7-A.J. Fike-263, 8-Dave Darland-233, 9-Caleb Armstrong-228, 10-Shane Cockrum-213.

 

 

"HURTUBISE CLASSIC" THURSDAY, "4-CROWN" SATURDAY;

CLAYTON WINS THE "HAUBSTADT HUSTLER"

Only three points separate Brady Bacon and Dave Darland in their torrid battle for the 2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car championship. This week's pair of races are sure to weigh heavily not only on their battle but on the challenge from third-ranking driver Bryan Clauson as well.

Thursday night's race is the rescheduled "Jim Hurtubise Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track and Saturday's race is the 33rd "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Clauson, who continues to seek a historic 100th USAC National feature victory for long-time car owner Mike Curb, stands only 32 points behind Bacon with 148 points available this week.

Clauson won the "Tony Hulman Classic" at Terre Haute in June while Jerry Coons Jr. won last year's "Hurtubise Classic." Chris Windom is the defending winner of the "4-Crown Nationals."

Daron Clayton of Sikeston, Mo. won Saturday night's 40-lap "Haubstadt Hustler" USAC/MSCS Sprint race at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. He trailed Kyle Cummins for 24 laps, then led the final 16 in his Proglide Coatings/Merry Go-Round Restaurant Spike.

Robert Ballou finished second ahead of Cummins, Coons and Chase Stockon.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,554; 2-Dave Darland-1,551, 3-Bryan Clauson-1,522, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,473, 5-Chase Stockon-1,345, 6-Tracy Hines-1,231, 7-Justin Grant-1,230, 8-Chris Windom-1,225, 9-Robert Ballou-1,142, 10-C.J. Leary-1,080.

 

 

 

CRA "OFF" UNTIL PERRIS OVAL NATIONALS IN NOVEMBER;

THE DEMON ADDS THE "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC"

The fastest sprint car driver in history now has two months to rest on his AMSOIL USAC/CRA point lead as the series prepares for its annual season-ending November races in conjunction with the National series.

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif., who last week established a remarkable 211-mph record for Sprint cars on the Bonneville (Utah) Salt Flats, scored his sixth victory in eight starts at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway this year, grabbing Saturday night's 30-lap "Glenn Howard Classic."

Gardner passed Mike Spencer on lap 17 and led the rest of the way in his Scott Sales Company Spike/J & D to beat R.J. Johnson, Spencer, Matt Mitchell and Austin Williams.

The series will square off against the National series regulars November 7-8 at Perris and November 14-15 at Peoria, Ariz.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-1,189, 2-Mike Spencer-936, 3-Brody Roa-790, 4-Cody Williams-751, 5-Matt Mitchell-750, 6-Austin Williams-722, 7-Jake Swanson-640, 8-Nic Faas-628, 9-Richard Vander Weerd-574, 10-Logan Williams-464.

 

 

NICHOLS SCORES LAST-LAP “HARVEST CLASSIC WIN AT MADERA

Madera, CA……..Honda USAC Western Pavement Midget point leader Chad Nichols of Colma, Calif. passed Jerome Rodela on the final lap to win Saturday night’s 30-lap “Harvest Classic” feature at Madera Speedway. Rodela led the first 29 laps and finished second ahead of Nick Chivello, David Goodwill and Jarid Blondel.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT RACE RESULTS (Co-sanctioned by BCRA): September 13, 2014 – Madera, California – Madera Speedway – “Harvest Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chad Nichols, 17, Team 17-13.973; 2. Nick Chivello, 27, Chivello-14.051; 3. David Goodwill, 3G, Goodwill-14.158; 4. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-14.250; 5. Jerome Rodela, 5, VanDyne-14.261; 6. Kevin Morris, 17k, Morris-14.540; 7. Gary Conterno, 55, Conterno-14.741; 8. Tommy McCarthy, 5x, McCarthy-14.808; 9. J.R. Williams, 74, Williams-14.842; 10. Floyd Alvis, 18, Alvis-15.009; 11. Cody Gerhardt, 74x, Williams-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Nichols, 2. Goodwill, 3. Rodela, 4. Conterno, 5. Williams. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chivello, 2. Blondel, 3. Morris, 4. McCarthy, 5. Alvis. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Chad Nichols, 2. Jerome Rodela, 3. Nick Chivello, 4. David Goodwill, 5. Jarid Blondel, 6. Kevin Morris, 7. Gary Conterno, 8. J.R. Williams, 9. Tommy McCarthy, 10. Cody Gerhardt, 11. Floyd Alvis. NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-29 Rodela, Lap 30 Nichols.

FINAL HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT POINTS: 1-Nichols-261, 2-Blondel-221, 3-Chivello-169, 4-Darin Snider-116, 5-Alex Schutte-53, 6-Jake Swanson-43, 7-Scott Pierovich-39.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-559, 2-Blondel-529, 3-Trey Marcham-527, 4-Nichols-433, 5-Alex Schutte-387, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Chivello-322, 8-Shannon McQueen-247, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-221, 10-Chris Ennis-186.

NEXT HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt): September 20 – Bakersfield (CA) Speedway

 

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 13, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dylan Nobile, 40, Gerhardt-14.909; 2. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-15.008; 3. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.056; 4. Toni Briedinger, 80, Briedinger-15.111; 5. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.133; 6. Duke Love, 3L, Love-15.152; 7. Tom Paterson, 9, Paterson-15.189; 8. Annie Briedinger, 75, Briedinger-15.230; 9. Joel Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-15.302; 10. Courtney Crone, 98c, Pankratz-15.336; 11. Jesse James Burks, 69, Burks-15.524; 12. Ashley Hazelton, 32, Hazelton-15.753.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Nobile, 2. Breckenridge, 3. Buckley, 4. Paterson, 5. Rayborne, 6. Burks. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jessop, 2. T.Briedinger, 3. Love, 4. Hazelton, 5. Crone, 6. A.Briedinger. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Toni Briedinger, 2. Dylan Nobile, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Christine Breckenridge, 5. Tom Paterson, 6. Shawn Buckley, 7. Duke Love, 8. Annie Briedinger, 9. Courtney Crone, 10. Joel Rayborne, 11. Jesse James Burks, 12. Ashley Hazelton. NT

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

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-919, 2-T.Briedinger-716, 3-Breckenridge-624, 4-A.Briedinger-581, 5-Rayborne-572, 6-Paterson-522, 7-Nobile-498, 8-Jessop-460, 9-Jeff Kelley-392, 10-Hazelton-351.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,147, 2-Hazelton-731, 3-T.Briedinger-716, 4-Jessop-682, 5-Breckenridge-624, 6-A.Briedinger-581, 7-Rayborne-572, 8-Paterson-522, 9-Nobile-498, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: October 18 - Madera (CA) Speedway

 

 

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

September 13, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway - "Harvest Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chad Nichols, 17, Team 17-13.973; 2. Nick Chivello, 27, Chivello-14.051; 3. David Goodwill, 3G, Goodwill-14.158; 4. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-14.250; 5. Jerome Rodela, 5, VanDyne-14.261; 6. Kevin Morris, 17k, Morris-14.540; 7. Gary Conterno, 55, Conterno-14.741; 8. Tommy McCarthy, 5x, McCarthy-14.808; 9. J.R. Williams, 74, Williams-14.842; 10. Floyd Alvis, 18, Alvis-15.009; 11. Cody Gerhardt, 74x, Williams-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Nichols, 2. Goodwill, 3. Rodela, 4. Conterno, 5. Williams. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chivello, 2. Blondel, 3. Morris, 4. McCarthy, 5. Alvis. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Chad Nichols, 2. Jerome Rodela, 3. Nick Chivello, 4. David Goodwill, 5. Jarid Blondel, 6. Kevin Morris, 7. Gary Conterno, 8. J.R. Williams, 9. Tommy McCarthy, 10. Cody Gerhardt, 11. Floyd Alvis. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-29 Rodela, Lap 30 Nichols.

FINAL HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT POINTS: 1-Nichols-261, 2-Blondel-221, 3-Chivello-169, 4-Darin Snider-116, 5-Alex Schutte-53, 6-Jake Swanson-43, 7-Scott Pierovich-39.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Ronnie Gardner-559, 2-Blondel-529, 3-Trey Marcham-527, 4-Nichols-433, 5-Alex Schutte-387, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Chivello-322, 8-Shannon McQueen-247, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-221, 10-Chris Ennis-186.

NEXT HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt): September 20 - Bakerfield (CA) Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 13, 2014 - Elma, Washington - Grays Harbor Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tristin Thomas, 9T, Thomas-16.383; 2. Hannah Lindquist, 3H, Lindquist-16.479; 3. Chase Goetz, 91, Goetz-16.486; 4. Michael Vollbrecht, 4, Vollbrecht-16.555; 5. Lance Sargent, 2a, Sargent-16.584; 6. Ariel Biggs, 2, Debakker-16.688; 7. Jeremy Miller, 46, Miller-16.697; 8. Garrett Thomas, 14, Thomas-16.782; 9. Todd Hartman, 21H, Hartman-16.849; 10. Nik Larson, 8, Larson-16.855; 11. Annika Johanson, 27, Johanson-17.529.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Goetz, 2. Sargent, 3. T.Thomas, 4. Miller, 5. Johanson. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. G.Thomas, 2. Vollbrecht, 3. Biggs, 4. Lindquist, 5. Larson. NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Chase Goetz, 2. Lance Sargent, 3. Tristin Thomas, 4. Hannah Lindquist, 5. Michael Vollbrecht, 6. Jeremy Miller, 7. Ariel Biggs, 8. Todd Hartman, 9. Nik Larson, 10. Garrett Thomas, 11. Annika Johanson. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Goetz.

NEW USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET POINTS: 1-Goetz-843, 2-G.Thomas-693, 3-Lindquist-636, 4-Vollbrecht-632, 5-Dougie James-601, 5-T.Thomas-593, 7-Sargent-497, 8-Hartman-464, 9-Chance Crum-426, 10-Miller-350.

NEXT USAC HPD WASHINGTON MIDGET RACE:September 19 - Deming (WA) Speedway (SE)

 

 

HPD USAC MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

 June 13, 2014 - Columbus, Ohio - Columbus Motor Speedway - "Fall Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Austin Nemire, 91, Nemire/Yager-14.403; 2. Adam Thomason, 74, Thomason-14.473; 3. Auston Harris, 9, USAC-14.753; 4. Anthony McCune, 1, McCune-14.787; 5. Jacob Stickle, 14, Stickle-15.001; 6. Steve Myers, 88, Myers-15.777; 7. Jacob Taylor, 11. Taylor-NT.

FEATURE #1: (20 Laps) 1. Austin Nemire, 2. Adam Thomason, 3. Auston Harris, 4. Jacob Stickle, 5. Anthony McCune, 6. Steve Myers, 7. Jacob Taylor. NT

FEATURE #2: (20 Laps) 1. Austin Nemire, 2. Adam Thomason, 3. Jacob Stickle, 4. Anthony McCune, 5. Auston Harris, 6. Jacob Taylor, 7. Steve Myers. NT

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FIRST FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Harris, Lap 7 Nemire, Laps 8-13 Harris, Laps 14-20 Nemire.

SECOND FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Thomason, Laps 4-11 Stickle, Laps 12-20 Nemire.

FINAL HPD MIDWEST PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Nemire-822, 2-Thomason-591, 3-Myers-471, 4-Stickle-435, 5-Calvin Carroll-300, 6-Nikki Carroll-273, 7-McCune-258, 8-Jack Cross-208, 9-Taylor-174, 10-Blaine Leydig-131.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

September 13, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Glenn Howard Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.379; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.487; 3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.643; 4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.693; 5. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.734; 6. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-16.790; 7. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.793; 8. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.865; 9. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.982; 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-17.014; 11. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.082; 12. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-17.106; 13. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.108; 14. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.117; 15. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.156; 16. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.176; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.254; 18. Jimmy Crawford, 51X, Crawford-17.351; 19. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.420; 20. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-17.495; 21. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-17.510; 22. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.650; 23. Cal Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.842; 24. George Morris, 3K, Kruseman-17.960; 25. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.967; 26. Mikey Lovas, 36L, Lovas-18.575; 27. Kenny Perkins, 5X, Perkins-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Roa, 2. R.Gardner, 3. Spencer, 4. D.Gardner, 5. Mitchell, 6. R.Vander Weerd, 7. Colston, 8. Smith, 9. Lovas. 2:50.70

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bender, 2. Gansen, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Swanson, 5. Gaunt, 6. C.Williams, 7. Morris, 8. Hendrix. 2:51.43

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Bezio, 3. A.Williams, 4. Martin, 5. Ballard, 6. Hansen, 7. Sweeney, 8. L.Williams. 2:49.49.

SEMI: (8 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. C.Williams, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Gaunt, 5. Hansen, 6. Colston, 7. Ballard, 8. Sweeney, 9. Smith, 10. Morris. 2:20.09

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Cody Williams, 7. Garrett Hansen, 8. Brody Roa, 9. Ronnie Gardner, 10. Jace Vander Weerd, 11. Mike Martin, 12. David Bezio, 13. Verne Sweeney, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Cal Smith, 16. Richard Vander Weerd, 17. Jake Swanson, 18. Parker Colston, 19. George Morris, 20. Chris Gansen, 21. Corey Ballard, 22. Rickie Gaunt, 23. A.J. Bender. NT

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**Crawford flipped during qualifications. L.Williams flipped during the third heat. R.Vander Weerd flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Spencer, Laps 17-30 D.Gardner.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: November 7 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway – “Oval Nationals”

 

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 13, 2014 - Haubstadt, Indiana - Tri-State Speedway - "Haubstadt Hustler" - Co-Sanctioned by MSCS

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Kyle Cummins, (#3c Cummins), 2. Brady Short (#11p Pottorff), 3. Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics), 4. Jeff Bland Jr. (#04 Burton), 5. Tracy Hines (#4 Hines), 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (#20N Schuerenber/Nolen), 7. Brian Wallace (#27 Wallace), 8. Daylan Chambers (#52c Chambers). 2:18.88

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough (#37RW Dutcher), 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (#9k KT), 3. Chris Windom (#11 Walker), 4. Aaron Farney (#15 Farney), 5. Nick Hale (#02 Hale), 6. Shane Cockrum (#66 Amati), 7. Brandon Mattox (#28 Mattox), 8. Jared Fox (#56 Fox). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr. (#2x Gentry), 2. Daron Clayton (#92 Clayton), 3. Dave Darland (#71p Phillips), 4. Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart/Curb-Agajanian), 5. Dakota Jackson (#3 Jackson), 6. Brian Karraker (3R Byram), 7. Donnie Brackett (#4B Brackett), 8. Max McGhee (#17 McGhee). 2:20.81

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Chase Stockon (#32 32 TBI), 2. Robert Ballou (#12x Ballou), 3. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 4. Carson Short (#21 Short), 5. Mitch Wissmiller, (#1w Wissmiller), 6. Hud Cone (#9T Hurst), 7. James Lyerla (#11x JL), 8. Roger DeWitt (#3d Pauley). 2:21.28

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. C.Short, 2. Farney, 3. Cone, 4. Cockrum, 5. Karraker, 6. Brackett, 7. Bland, 8. Mattox, 9. McGhee, 10. Schuerenberg, 11. Lylerla, 12. Chambers, 13. DeWitt, 14. Jackson, 15. Wallace. NT

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Daron Clayton, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Kyle Cummins, 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Jon Stanbrough, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Tracy Hines, 10. Brian Karraker, 11. Dave Darland, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. C.J. Leary, 14. Brady Short, 15. Kevin Thomas Jr., 16. Shane Cockrum, 17. Chris Windom, 18. Donnie Brackett, 19. Nick Hale, 20. Carson Short, 21. Brandon Mattox, 22. Hud Cone, 23. Mitch Wissmiller, 24. Jeff Bland Jr. NT

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**Mattox flipped on lap 7 of the feature. Hale flipped on lap 31 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-24 Cummins, Laps 25-40 Clayton.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,554; 2-Darland-1,551, 3-Clauson-1,522, 4-Stanbepugh-1,473, 5-Stockon-1,345, 6-Hines-1,231, 7-Justin Grant-1,230, 8-Windom-1,225, 9-Ballou-1,142, 10-Leary-1,080.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 18 - Terre Haute (IN) Action Track - "Jim Hurtubise Classic"

 

 

R.J. JOHNSON STORMS TO VICTORY AT ARIZONA SPEEDWAY

By Lance Jennings

QUEEN CREEK, AZ – SEPTEMBER 8, 2014... With threatening skies nearby, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix took command from Nick Aiuto on lap eighteen and tied his series record fourth consecutive USAC SouthWest Sprint Car win. The $1,500 triumph at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway was Johnson’s tenth victory of the season as “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr., “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Matt Rossi, and “The Kid” Tye Mihocko followed R.J. to the checkered flags.

Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson swept the program by winning the night’s first 10-lap heat race, being night’s high point driver, and scoring the feature victory from sixth. With the win, Johnson has a 135-point advantage with twelve heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-four top-10 finishes, and 177 feature laps led to his credit.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. earned his first “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors of the season with a second place run from eighteenth. Racing the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis placed sixth in his heat race and was eighteenth in passing points. The five-time state champion has taken over second in the point chase with three feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, twenty-one top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led in the campaign.

“The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma sliced his way to third from eleventh at Arizona Speedway. Driving his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin ran fourth in his heat race and placed eleventh in the nightly passing points. Heading to Casa Grande, the former Hall of Fame Classic winner is sixth in points with one feature win, four heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led.

Phoenix’s Matt Rossi took fourth in the Queen Creek main event after starting fifteenth. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi placed fifth in his heat race and was seated fifteenth in the nightly passing points. To date, Matt is fifth in the SouthWest standings with three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, thirteen top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the season.

“The Kid” Tye Mihocko of Peoria scored fifth in the 30-lap feature after starting tenth. Racing the family owned #5 RSS Industries / Old World Brewery RSS, Mihocko scored fourth in his heat race and ranked tenth in passing points. Currently, the young driver is seventh in the point chase with two heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, and fourteen top-10 finishes.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins earned his eighth heat race win of the season at Queen Creek. Driving his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry, Deskins was second in passing points and placed seventh in the main event. To date, the veteran driver is fourth in the point standings with one feature win, one hard charger award, nineteen top-10 finishes, and 59 feature laps led in 2014.

Mike Colegrove of Peoria raced to victory in the night’s third heat race. Piloting his #17M Precision Tile / Ellis Race Cars entry, Colegrove ranked third in the nightly passing points and scored twenty-first in the main event. Currently, Mike sits thirteenth in points with three heat race victories and six top-10 finishes to his credit.

The USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will be back in action on Saturday, September 20th at Casa Grande’s Central Arizona Speedway. The action packed card will also feature Pure Stocks, X-Mods, and Bombers. For more event and ticket information, visit www.centralarizonaspeedway.com or call 480.266.1378.

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: September 6, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 3. Michael Curtis (#11ZC Turner/Wheeler), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 6. Dustin Burkhart (#22 Burkhart), 7. Lonnie Oliver (#11T Oliver), 8. Tom Colquette (#29X Colquette). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. Alex Pettas (#TI64 Pettas), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 6. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 7. Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 7. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. R.J. Johnson (6th), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (18th), 3. Mike Martin (11th), 4. Matt Rossi (15th), 5. Tye Mihocko (10th), 6. Josh Pelkey (2nd), 7. Shon Deskins (5th), 8. Andy Reinbold (7th), 9. Michael Curtis (12th), 10. Tom Ogle (17th), 11. Bruce St. James (14th), 12. Nick Aiuto (1st), 13. Josh Shipley (13th), 14. Brian Hosford (3rd), 15. Mike Bonneau (19th), 16. Dustin Burkhart (16th), 17. Lonnie Oliver (20th), 18. Alex Pettas (8th), 19. Chris Bonneau (9th), 20. Corey Hurley (21st), 21. Mike Colegrove (4th), 22. Tom Colquette (22nd). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Aiuto, Laps 18-30 Johnson. HARD CHARGER: Charles Davis Jr. (18th to 2nd)

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-1029, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-894, 3. Josh Pelkey-888, 4. Shon Deskins-823, 5. Matt Rossi-786, 6. Mike Martin-756, 7. Tye Mihocko-749, 8. Nick Aiuto-570, 9. Andy Reinbold-559, 10. Michael Curtis-539, 11. Brian Hosford-486, 12. Bruce St. James-469, 13. Mike Colegrove-467, 14. Josh Shipley-416, 15. Tom Ogle-373, 16. Josh Hodges-279, 17. Stevie Sussex-271, 18. Mike Bonneau-267, 19. Chris Bonneau-246, 20. Mark Morin-245.

 

 

BRIAN GARD WINS GOLD AT SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY

By Lance Jennings

CHICO, CA – SEPTEMBER 8, 2014... Grabbing the lead from Trey Marcham on lap fifteen, Kelseyville’s Brian Gard earned his first career Honda USAC Western & BCRA Midget feature win at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway. Marcham, Shane Golobic, Richard Vander Weerd, and “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign followed Gard to the checkered flags.

Racing the Arata Brothers’ #88 Storcks Garage / Cliff Marden Snap-On Tools Ellis, Brian Gard scored the 30-lap victory during the famed “Gold Cup Race of Champions.” Qualifying eighth out of the twenty-four racers in the pit area, Gard also won the 8-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Heading to Bakersfield on September 20th, Brian has one heat race victory, four top-10 finishes, and 16 feature laps led.

After leading the first fourteen laps, Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma had to settle for second at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham was tenth quick in time trials and ran second to Ronnie Gardner in his heat race. Last season’s Rookie of the Year left Chico ranked second in the overall and dirt points with two feature wins, two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 56 feature laps led to his credit.

Fremont’s Shane Golobic charged from seventh to claim third at Silver Dollar Speedway. Driving Doug Bock’s #26 Hubbard Motorsports / Factory Kahne Shocks Spike, Golobic qualified second overall and ran third in his heat race. In limited starts, the versatile driver has two top-10 finishes and 6 feature laps led on the season.

Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia returned to midget competition and claimed fourth in the 30-lap feature. Piloting Mike Sala’s #19S Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Spike, Vander Weerd was third fast in time trials and placed third in his heat race. Currently, the 2011 USAC West Coast Sprint Champion has one feature win, one heat race victory, two top-10 finishes, and 20 feature laps led in 2014.

Sebastopol’s “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job honors” with a fifth place run from twenty-second. Making his first midget start behind the wheel of Dave Thurston’s #11 Bruce Thurston Enterprises Spike, Ensign qualified twelfth overall and scored eighth in his heat race.

Ronnie Gardner of Norco earned his fourth VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Award and set a new track record in the process. Driving the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner won the 8-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 and placed seventh in the main event. Currently first in the dirt and overall point chase, the defending champion has two feature wins, three heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 83 feature laps led on the season.

Redding’s Alex Schutte won the night’s Saldana Racing Products / Pyrotect Racing Cells Heat Race #3. Racing the Schutte/McElwee owned #28 Proficio / Aircraft Electrical Components Spike, Schutte was eleventh quick in time trials and charged to eighth in the main event after starting twenty-first. The former series champion left Chico ranked third in the dirt series with two heat race victories, and five top-10 finishes in the campaign.

This Saturday, September 13th, the Honda USAC Western Midgets will tackle the pavement of Madera Speedway for the annual “Harvest 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, NCMA/PBR Spec Sprints, Vintage Super Modifieds, Twisted Tea Modifieds, and Pulling Tractors. For more information, visit www.racemadera.com or call 559.673.RACE.

The Honda USAC Western Dirt Midgets will invade Bakersfield Speedway for their appearance of the season on September 20th. The event will also showcase IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, HardTops, and Ignite Midgets. Located in Bakersfield, California at 5001 N. Chester Extension, more information can be found at www.bakersfieldspeedway.com or calling 661.393.3373.

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. 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 Honda USAC Western Midget 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 (co-sanctioned by BCRA): September 4, 2014 – Chico, California – Silver Dollar Speedway – “Gold Cup Race of Champions”

VANLARE STEERING REPAIR TIME TRIALS: 1. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-14.047 (New Track Record); 2. Shane Golobic, 26, Bock-14.411; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 19S, Sala-14.517; 4. Barry Pries Jr., 14, Pries-14.517; 5. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-14.567; 6. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-14.590; 7. Frankie Guerrini, 63, Guerrini-14.617; 8. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-14.634; 9. Sean Becker, 19, Sala-14.14.638; 10. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-14.645; 11, Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-14.680; 12. Geoff Ensign, 11, Thurston-14.732; 13. Tyler Seavey, 57, Cofer-14.767; 14. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-1797; 15. Chad Nichols, 17, Nichols-14.851; 16. Gary Conterno, 55, Conterno-15.019; 17. Lance Hallmark, 8H, Hallmark-15.075; 18. Scott Kinney, 27C, Blackwell-15.127; 19. Sparky Howard, 3, Faeth-15.290; 20. Floyd Alvis, 11F, Champion-15.407; 21. Rick Cook II, 7R, Cook-15.469; 22. Doug Hunting, 2, Hunting-15.527; 23. J.R. Williams, 74, Williams-15.851; 24. Tanner Thorson, 27B, Blackwell-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Marcham, 3. Guerrini, 4. Conterno, 5. Howard, 6. Pries, 7. Hunting, 8. Ensign. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (8 laps) 1. Gard, 2. Dodenhoff, 3. Golobic, 4. Seavey, 5. Alvis, 6. Hallmark, 7. Williams, 8. Blondel. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / PYROTECT RACING CELLS HEAT RACE #3: (8 laps) 1. Schutte, 2. McQueen, 3. Vander Weerd, 4. Kinney, 5. Cook, 6. Nichols, 7. Becker. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Brian Gard (2nd), 2. Trey Marcham (1st), 3. Shane Golobic (7th), 4. Richard Vander Weerd (6th), 5. Geoff Ensign (22nd), 6. Sean Dodenhoff (5th), 7. Ronnie Gardner (8th), 8. Alex Schutte (21st), 9. Shannon McQueen (4th), 10. Frankie Guerrini (3rd), 11. Lance Hallmark (14th), 12. Floyd Alvis (17th), 13. J.R. Williams (20th), 14. Gary Conterno (13th), 15. Doug Hunting (19th), 16. Sparky Howard (16th), 17. Tyler Seavey (11th), 18. Barry Pries Jr. (9th), 19. Jarid Blondel (23rd), 20. Scott Kinney (15th), 21. Chad Nichols (12th). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Marcham, Laps 15-30 Gard. HARD CHARGER: Geoff Ensign (22nd to 5th).

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Ronnie Gardner-559, 2. Trey Marcham-527, 3. Alex Schutte-334, 4. Jarid Blondel-308, 5. Scott Pierovich-288, 6. Shannon McQueen-247, 7. Sean Dodenhoff-221, 8. Chris Ennis-186, 9. Chad Nichols-172, 10. Tyler Dolacki-155, 11. Nick Chivello-153, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Christopher Bell-142, 14. Tanner Thorson-135, 15. Rico Abreu-120, 16. Johnathon Henry-115, 17. Jake Swanson-97, 18. Terry Nichols-94, 19. Barry Pries Jr.-80, 20. Michael Pickens-54.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1. Ronnie Gardner-559, 2. Trey Marcham-527, 3. Jarid Blondel-471, 4. Alex Schutte-387, 5. Chad Nichols-359, 6. Scott Pierovich-327, 7. Nick Chivello-255, 8. Shannon McQueen-247, 9. Sean Dodenhoff-221, 10. Chris Ennis-186, 11. Tyler Dolacki-155, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Christopher Bell-142, 14. Jake Swanson-140, 15. Tanner Thorson-135, 16. Rico Abreu-120, 17. Darin Snider-116, 18. Johnathon Henry-115, 19. Terry Nichols-94, 20. Barry Pries Jr.-80.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER WINS CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK TITLE AFTER SANTA MARIA WIN

By Lance Jennings

SANTA MARIA, CA – SEPTEMBER 8, 2014... Concord’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner continued his winning ways by claiming his third straight $2,750 Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature. Taking the lead from “The Cadillac” Cody Williams on lap twenty-five, “The Demon” sailed to victory at Santa Maria Speedway and won the inaugural “California Sprint Week” championship. Williams, “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign, Brody Roa, and Mike Spencer followed Gardner to the checkered flags.

Racing Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Damion Gardner won his tenth main event of the season after starting fifth. Qualifying second out of the twenty-five racers in the pit area, Gardner also scored third in his heat race. To date, the point leader heads to Saturday’s “Glenn Howard Classic” with a 242 point lead on the strength of seven Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, fourteen heat race victories, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 191 feature laps led to his credit.

After grabbing the lead from “Super” Rickie Gaunt and leading fourteen laps, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams of Corona took second at Santa Maria. Piloting Jack Jory’s #44 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams was sixth quick in time trials and ran second to Luke Boles in his heat race. Currently, the former National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Rookie of the Year is fourth in points with one feature win, one heat race victory, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, nine top-10 finishes, and 29 feature laps led on the season.

Sebastopol’s “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign scored third in the “California Sprint Week” finale. Driving Ted Finkenbinder’s #3F Western Industrial X-Ray Eagle, Ensign qualified fourth overall and ran third in his heat race. In limited starts, the former USAC Western Classic Champion is twenty-second in points with one heat race win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and four top-10 finishes in 2014.

Brody Roa of Huntington Beach placed fourth in the Santa Maria feature after starting sixth. Racing the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa earned his first career USAC/CRA Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and took fourth in his heat race. The former Wagsdash Champion heads to Perris ranked third in the point chase with five heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and eleven top-10 finishes on the year.

Temecula’s Mike Spencer charged to fifth in USAC/CRA’s return to Santa Maria after starting eighth. Piloting Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer was eighth quick in time trials and claimed fourth in his heat race. To date, the five-time champion is second in the standings with one feature win, five 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, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 75 feature laps led.

Garrett Hansen of Manhattan Beach earned his second Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a thirteenth place finish from nineteenth. Driving Mark Priestley’s #7 Roy Miller Freight Lines / Sander Engineering Bullet, Hansen qualified nineteenth overall, took seventh in his heat race, and placed fifth in the semi-main. Making his return to USAC/CRA competition, Hansen sits thirty-fifth in points with one top-10 finish.

Hollister’s Ryan Bernal drove to victory in the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Racing Mike Phulps’ #56 Tri-C Mandarin Ranch / Core Power ART, Bernal was sixteenth fast in time trials and charged from sixteenth in the main event to claim eleventh. Currently, the defending USAC Western Classic Champion is thirteenth in USAC/CRA standings with four heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win, four top-10 finishes, and 26 feature laps led in the campaign.

“Super” Rickie Gaunt of Torrance won Santa Maria’s 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Piloting David Miller’s #66 Tom Roberts Design / Barnes Systems Eagle, Gaunt qualified fifth overall and led the first ten laps of the main event before taking seventh. In limited action, the 1999 Oval Nationals Champion is twenty-first in points with three top-10 finishes.

Goleta’s Luke Boles claimed his first USAC/CRA checkered flags by winning the Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. Driving the family owned #56A Larry’s Auto Parts / Specialty Tool & Bolt TCR, Boles was eighteenth fast in time trials and was the highest ranked 360 entry with a sixteenth place run in the main event. After two appearances with USAC/CRA, the Ventura regular is sixtieth in the points chase.

Austin Williams of Yorba Linda won his first 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main of the season. Racing Jack Jory’s #2 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams qualified seventh overall, ran fifth in his heat race, and placed sixth in the main event. The former Rookie of the Year left Santa Maria ranked sixth in points with one feature win, one heat race victory, seven top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will return to action on Saturday, September 13th, at Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, the “Glenn Howard Classic” 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: September 6, 2014 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Speedway – “California Sprint Week”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-14.612; 2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-14.631; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.985; 4. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-15.099; 5. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-15.196; 6. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-15.205; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-15.218; 8. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-15.317; 9. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-15.389; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.435; 11. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.560; 12. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.672; 13. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.690; 14. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-15.714; 15. Ronnie Gardner, 4X, Gansen-15.724; 16. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.778; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-15.894; 18. Luke Boles, 56A, Boles-15.985; 19. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-16.203; 20. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-16.397; 21. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.541; 22. James Herrera, 16J, Jones-16.963; 23. Bill Jones, 16, Jones-NT; 24. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-NT; 25. Cotton Farmer, 15, HAL-NT; 26. Eric Rossi, 17 Shanoian-NT

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Mitchell, 3. Ensign, 4. Roa, 5. A.Williams, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Hansen, 8. Herrera. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Gaunt, 2. Ellertson, 3. D.Gardner, 4. Spencer, 5. L.Williams, 6. Gansen, 7. Schmidt (#17 Shanoian), 8. Jones. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Boles, 2. C.Williams, 3. Hurst, 4. R.Vander Weerd, 5. Swanson, 6. Johnson, 7. R.Gardner, 8. Farmer (#7D HAL). NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Johnson, 3. Swanson, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Hansen, 6. R.Gardner, 7. L.Williams, 8. Gansen, 9. Schmidt, 10. Farmer, 11. Herrera, 12. Jones. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Damion Gardner (5th), 2. Cody Williams (1st), 3. Geoff Ensign (3rd), 4. Brody Roa (6th), 5. Mike Spencer (8th), 6. Austin Williams (7th), 7. Rickie Gaunt (2nd), 8. Jace Vander Weerd (13th), 9. Jake Swanson (9th), 10. D.J. Johnson (12th), 11. Ryan Bernal (16th), 12. Matt Mitchell (10th), 13. Garrett Hansen (19th), 14. Landon Hurst (20th), 15. Logan Williams (11th), 16. Luke Boles (18th), 17. Chris Gansen (17th), 18. Tyler Schmidt (22nd), 19. Ronnie Gardner (15th), 20. Jeremy Ellertson (14th), 21. Cotton Farmer (21st), 22. Richard Vander Weerd (4th), 23. Kevin Thomas Jr. (23rd). NT --------------------------- *Kevin Thomas Jr. used a provisional.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Gaunt, Laps 11-24 C.Williams, Laps 25-30 Gardner KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Garrett Hansen (19th to 13th)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-1118, 2. Mike Spencer-876, 3. Brody Roa-743, 4. Cody Williams-701, 5. Matt Mitchell-692, 6. Austin Williams-664, 7. Nic Faas-628, 8. Jake Swanson-611, 9. Richard Vander Weerd-551, 10. Logan Williams-439, 11. Cory Kruseman-381, 12. Chris Gansen-333, 13. Ryan Bernal-317, 14. Jace Vander Weerd-312, 15. Kevin Thomas Jr.-311, 16. Gary Taylor-263, 17. Colby Copeland-260, 18. Ronnie Gardner-214, 19. A.J. Bender-199, 20. Cody Swanson-198.

FINAL CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-332, 2. Brody Roa-247, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr.-246, 4. Mike Spencer-245, 5. Cody Williams-218, 6. Geoff Ensign-186, 7. Matt Mitchell-175, 8. Ryan Bernal-166, 9. D.J. Johnson-160, 10. Austin Williams-157, 11. Colby Copeland-151, Jake Swanson-151, 13. Christopher Bell-135, 14. Rico Abreu-132, 15. Bradley Terrell-129, 16. Logan Williams-118, 17. Bud Kaeding-101, 18. Chris Gansen-99, 19. Austin Liggett-96, 20. Terry Schank Jr.-85, 21. Richard Vander Weerd-80, 22. Robert Ballou-76, 23. Jace Vander Weerd-72, 24. Scott Hall-69, 25. Rickie Gaunt-52, 26. Tim Barber-49, 27. Andy Forsberg-47, 28. Danny Faria Jr.-46, 29. Marty Hawkins-44, 30. Garrett Hansen-42, 31. Adam Brenton-39, 32. Tyler Schmidt-36, 33. Kyler Shaw-35, 34. Jeremy Ellertson-34, 35. Brett Rollag-32, Landon Hurst-32, 37. Luke Boles-29, 38. Eric Rossi-25, 39. Jeff Sibley-22, Keith Bloom Jr.-22, 41. Kyle Hirst-20, 42. Ronnie Gardner-16, 43. Tim DeCarlo Jr.-14, Trevor Schmid-14, Cotton Farmer-14, 46. Jimmy Trulli-1, Mason Moore-1, Cody Myers-1, Koen Shaw-1, Jim Richardson-1, Tony Richards-1, Chase Johnson-1, Greg Higginbotham-1, Gary Deemer-1, Rowdy McClenon-1, Eli Deshaies-1, Justyn Cox-1, James Herrera-1, Bill Jones-1.

 

 

DAMION GARDNER SWEEPS USAC/CRA RETURN TO WATSONVILLE

By Lance Jennings

WATSONVILLE, CA – SEPTEMBER 8, 2014... After seeping the previous night at Chico, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord repeated that performance at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway. Grabbing the lead from Ryan Bernal on lap fifteen, Gardner scored the $2,750 Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car main event win, set a new track record in qualifying and won his heat race. Bernal, Kevin Thomas Jr., Richard Vander Weerd, and Mike Spencer followed “The Demon” in the fourth round of the “California Sprint Week.”

Driving Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Damion Gardner began his night by earning his 60th career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and breaking the track record held by “The Cadillac” Cody Williams. “The Demon” claimed the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 triumph and won the 30-lap main event after starting sixth.

Leading the first fourteen laps, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal had to settle for second at Ocean Speedway. Piloting Mike Phulps’ #56 Tri-C Mandarin Ranch / Core Power ART, Bernal set a fast pace at the popular quarter-mile oval until reaching heavy slower traffic. Ryan qualified eighth out of the twenty-five racers in attendance and placed third in his heat race.

After running fifth in his Chico debut, Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Alabama took third in his first Watsonville start from eighth. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Thomas was fifth quick overall in time trials, claimed fifth in his heat race, and won the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main.

Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd made his first start in the “California Sprint Week” and took fourth at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Driving the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Battery Worx Maxim, Vander Weerd qualified sixth overall and ran third in his heat race.

Mike Spencer of Temecula scored fifth in the Watsonville feature after starting seventh. Piloting Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer was third fast in time trials, scored eighth in his heat race, and ran second in the 12-lap semi-main.

Sebastopol’s “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign earned the Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a seventh place run from fourteenth. Racing Ted Finkenbinder’s #3F Western Industrial X-Ray Eagle, Ensign qualified fifteenth overall and won the program’s Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3.

Jake Swanson of Anaheim claimed victory in the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Driving Tom & Laurie Sertich’s #92 Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror Inc. / Circle Track Performance Victory, Swanson was second quick in time trials and scored twelfth in 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: September 5, 2014 – Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway – “California Sprint Week”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-12.500; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.784; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-12.859; 4. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-12.865; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-12.879; 6. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-12.880; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-12.931; 8. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-12.975; 9. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.036; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.096; 11. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-13.115; 12. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.171; 13. Danny Faria Jr., 2F, Bowman-13.198; 14. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, VanderWeerd-13.288; 15. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-13.313; 16. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-13.429; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-13.441; 18. Tim DeCarlo Jr., 4D, DeCarlo-13.442; 19. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-13.578; 20. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-13.579; 21. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-13.641; 22. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-13.721; 23. Eric Rossi, 17, Shanoian-13.745; 24. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-14.114; 25. Eli Deshaies, 91RI, Deshaies-14.116.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Faria, 3. Liggett, 4. Johnson, 5. Mitchell, 6. Hansen, 7. Schmidt, 8. C.Williams, 9. Deshaies. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Bernal, 4. Gansen, 5. Thomas, 6. Rossi, 7. Hurst, 8. L.Williams. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Ensign, 2. Roa. 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. A.Williams, 5. Sibley, 6. DeCarlo, 7. Ellertson, 8. Spencer. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Spencer, 3. Mitchell, 4. C.Williams, 5. Schmidt, 6. L.Williams, 7. DeCarlo, 8. Sibley, 9. Hansen, 10. Rossi, 11. Ellertson, 12. Hurst. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Damion Gardner (6th), 2. Ryan Bernal (2nd), 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (8th), 4. Richard Vander Weerd (3rd), 5. Mike Spencer (7th), 6. Brody Roa (1st), 7. Geoff Ensign (14th), 8. Danny Faria Jr. (12th), 9. Austin Liggett (4th), 10. D.J. Johnson (15th), 11. Cody Williams (9th), 12. Jake Swanson (5th), 13. Austin Williams (11th), 14. Jace Vander Weerd (13th), 15. Eric Rossi (22nd), 16. Jeff Sibley (20th), 17. Chris Gansen (16th), 18. Tyler Schmidt (18th), 19. Logan Williams (19th), 20. Jeremy Ellertson (23rd), 21. Matt Mitchell (10th), 22. Garrett Hansen (21st), 23. Tim DeCarlo Jr. (17th). NT --------------------------- **Ellertson used a provisional.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Bernal, Laps 15-30 Gardner. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Geoff Ensign (14th to 7th)

 

 

DAMION GARDNER ADDS SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY TO WIN LIST

By Lance Jennings

CHICO, CA – SEPTEMBER 8, 2014... Taking the lead from Mike Spencer on lap sixteen, Concord’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner won the $2,750 Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway. Gardner swept the third round of the “California Sprint Week,” by setting a new track record, winning his heat race, and claiming his eighth win of the campaign. Bud Kaeding, hard charger Colby Copeland, Brody Roa, and Kevin Thomas Jr. rounded out the top-five drivers.

Racing Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Damion Gardner earned his 59th career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award by shattering Jac Haudenshild’s 2011 track record. Gardner backed that up by winning the 10-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 and the main event from the sixth starting spot.

Bud Kaeding of Campbell ran second in the 30-lap feature after starting fourth. Piloting Morrie Williams’ #0 Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / Maximum Racing Oil Maxim, Kaeding qualified fifth out of the thirty five races in the pit area and took third in his heat race.

Roseville’s Colby Copeland earned his second Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics "Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a third place run from eighteenth. Driving Annette VanLare’s #5V Bianchi Farms / VanLare Steering Repair ART, Copeland was eighteenth fast in time trials and won the 10-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2.

Brody Roa of Huntington Beach scored fourth in USAC/CRA’s return to the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Racing the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa qualified seventh overall and placed fourth in his heat race.

Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. claimed fifth in his first appearance at Silver Dollar Speedway. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Thomas was second quick in time trials and ran second to Colby Copeland in his heat race.

Scott Hall of Roseville won the night’s Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. Driving his 360 powered #56K JKB Financial / Konnected Clothing Maxim, Hall qualified twenty-third overall and took sixteenth in the main event.

Fresno’s Kyler Shaw took his first USAC/CRA checkered flags by winning the Pyrotect Racing Cells / Weld Racing Heat Race #4. Racing the family owned #92K PMS Investments / Shaw Structures Unlimited KPC with 360 power, Shaw was twenty-fourth fast in time trials and placed thirteenth in the feature.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister won the 12-lap Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main. Piloting Mike Phulps’ #56 Tri-C Mandarin Ranch / Core Power ART, Bernal qualified tenth overall, scoffed eighth in his heat race, and scored twenty-second in the main event after an early exit.

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: September 4, 2014 – Chico, California – Silver Dollar Speedway – “California Sprint Week” / “Gold Cup Race of Champions”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-13.467; 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-13.681; 3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.759; 4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.808; 5. Bud Kaeding, 0, Williams-13.871; 6. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.879; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.911; 8. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-13.915; 9. Terry Schank, 1, Gleeson-13.917; 10. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.947; 11. Keith Bloom Jr., 19, Wolf-13.049; 12. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-13.966; 13. Kyle Hirst, 3F, Finkenbinder-13.987; 14. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.024; 15. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.046; 16. Bradley Terrell, 43, Terrell-14.130, 17. Andy Forsberg, 01, Geaney-14.140; 18. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-14.224; 19. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-14.228; 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.251; 21. Brett Rollag, 27, Rollag-14.289; 22. Cody Myers, 7, Snow-14.377; 23. Scott Hall, 56K, Hall-14.378; 24. Kyler Shaw, 92K, Shaw-14.389; 25. Justyn Cox, 31C, Cox-14.412; 26. Jimmy Trulli, 33T, Trulli-14.513; 27. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-14.665; 28. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-14.675; 29. Rowdy McClenon, 32, Johnson-14.675; 30. Mason Moore, 22, Moore-14.811; 31. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-15.029; 32. Tony Richards, 94, Richards-15.292; 33. Gary Deemer, 28G, Deemer-15.15.510; 34. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Higginbotham-15.930; 35. Chase Johnson, 68, Thomas-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Hirst, 3. Kaeding, 4. Forsberg, 5. Schank, 6. Cox, 7. Rollag, 8. Deemer. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (10 laps) 1. Copeland, 2. Thomas, 3. Liggett, 4. Spencer, 5. Myers, 6. Trulli, 7. Moore, 8. Bernal. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Hall, 2. Bloom, 3. DJ.Johnson, 4. Roa, 5. A.Williams, 6. L.Williams, 7. Richardson, 8. Ko.Shaw. NT

PYROTECT RACING CELLS / WELD RACING HEAT RACE #4: (10 laps) 1. Ky.Shaw, 2. Swanson, 3. Terrell, 4. C.Williams, 5. Brenton, 6. Richards, 7. Gansen, 8. Mitchell. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SEMI-MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Mitchell, 3. A.Williams, 4. Schank, 5. Rollag, 6. L.Williams, 7. Cox, 8. Gansen, 9. Trulli, 10. Moore, 11. Myers, 12. Ko.Shaw, 13. Richardson, 14. Brenton, 15. Richards. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Damion Gardner (6th), 2. Bud Kaeding (4th), 3. Colby Copeland (18th), 4. Brody Roa (2nd), 5. Kevin Thomas Jr. (5th), 6. Austin Liggett (14th), 7. Andy Forsberg (17th), 8. Mike Spencer (3rd), 9. Bradley Terrell (16th), 10. Cody Williams (12th), 11. Brett Rollag (20th), 12. Terry Schank (9th), 13. Kyler Shaw (22nd), 14. Logan Williams (19th), 15. Austin Williams (7th), 16. Scott Hall (21st), 17. Jake Swanson (1st), 18. Chris Gansen (23rd), 19. Keith Bloom Jr. (11th), 20. D.J. Johnson (15th), 21. Matt Mitchell (8th), 22. Ryan Bernal (10th), 23. Kyle Hirst (13th). NT --------------------------- **C.Johnson flipped during hotlaps. Mitchell flipped during the feature. **Gansen used a provisional

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Jake Swanson, Laps 2-15 Mike Spencer, Laps 16-30 Damion Gardner. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Colby Copeland (18th to 3rd)

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINTS RETURN TO PERRIS FOR “GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC”

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 10, 2014… This Saturday, September 13th, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will return to Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway for the “7th Annual Glenn Howard Classic." The eighteenth point race of the season 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.

Saturday's event honors Glenn Howard, considered by many in the industry as a "racer's racer." Throughout his involvement in racing, Glenn served as a crew member, driver, car owner, sponsor, official, and business man. Howard's So-Cal Performance was recognized as a major parts supplier to racers across the globe for many years. In 1993, Glenn became the first president of the Sprint Car Racing Association (SCRA) and helped to build the foundation of the nationally respected club. After his term was over, Howard remained active in motorsports until his passing in September 2007. Kazarian, Perris Auto Speedway, and the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series are proud to honor Glenn's memory with the annual event.

Heading into Saturday’s event, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord, California is the hottest driver on the circuit. After winning at Chico, Watsonville, and Santa Maria, the pilot of Mark Alexander's #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike reached 211 miles per hour in a Sprint Car at the Bonneville Salt Flats. To date, the recently crowned California Sprint Week Champion has a 242-point lead with ten feature wins, seven Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, fourteen heat race victories, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 191 feature laps led. “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” will be looking to make the “Glenn Howard Classic” his 57th career USAC/CRA main event win.

Running second in the USAC/CRA point chase is Temecula, California’s Mike Spencer. Driving Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer’s best finish during California Sprint Week was a fifth place run at Watsonville and Santa Maria. Currently, the five-time USAC/CRA champion has one feature win, five 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, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 75 feature laps led. The 2012 “Howard Classic” winner will have his sights on his 36th career USAC/CRA victory this Saturday.

Brody Roa of Huntington Beach, California has climbed to third in the point standings. Racing the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa had three fourth place finishes during Sprint Week and earned his first USAC/CRA Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award at Santa Maria. To date, the former Wagsdash Champion has five heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main Win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and eleven top-10 finishes on the season. Brody will be looking to earn his first series triumph at Perris Auto Speedway.

Corona, California’s “The Cadillac” Cody Williams sits fourth in the championship points. Piloting Jack Jory’s #44 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams ran second to Gardner at Santa Maria after leading fourteen laps. Currently, the former National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Rookie of the Year has one feature win, heat race victory, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, nine top-10 finishes, and 29 feature laps led. Cody will have his sights on his first “home track” victory at the “Glenn Howard Classic.”

Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, California is fifth in the USAC/CRA standings. Racing his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell ran sixth during the opening night of Calistoga’s “Louie Vermeil Classic.” To date, the 2-time “Salute to Indy” winner has one feature win, one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 35 feature laps led in 2014. Matt will be looking for his seventh career main event win with USAC/CRA.

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

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Austin Williams, Jake Swanson, Richard Vander Weerd, Jace Vander Weerd, Ronnie Gardner, A.J. Bender, “Super” Rickie Gaunt, R.J. Johnson, Corey Ballard, David Bezio, Jeremy Ellertson, 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. ------------------------------------------------------- GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC/MEMORIAL WINNERS: 2008-Tony Jones, 2009-Bryan Clauson, 2010-Cory Kruseman, 2011-Nic Faas, 2012-Mike Spencer, 2013-Nic Faas.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 10-Damion Gardner, 1-Rico Abreu, 1-Christoper Bell, 1-Matt Mitchell, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd, 1-Austin Williams, 1-Cody Williams.

PERRIS AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 31-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 POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-1118, 2. Mike Spencer-876, 3. Brody Roa-743, 4. Cody Williams-701, 5. Matt Mitchell-692, 6. Austin Williams-664, 7. Nic Faas-628, 8. Jake Swanson-611, 9. Richard Vander Weerd-551, 10. Logan Williams-439, 11. Cory Kruseman-381, 12. Chris Gansen-333, 13. Ryan Bernal-317, 14. Jace Vander Weerd-312, 15. Kevin Thomas Jr.-311, 16. Gary Taylor-263, 17. Colby Copeland-260, 18. Ronnie Gardner-214, 19. A.J. Bender-199, 20. Cody Swanson-198.

 

 

LARGE PURSE, PAVEMENT HPD CHAMPION AWAIT SATURDAY

IN INAUGURAL "FALL NATIONALS" AT COLUMBUS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Saturday's USAC HPD Mid west Midget series finale at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway not only will carry the season's largest purse but also will signify the crowning of USAC's second 2014 driving championship. The race is the inaugural "Fall Nationals."

Austin Nemire of Toledo, Ohio, already crowned the Midwest HPD Dirt Champion after that series has concluded, will try to lock up the pavement title at Columbus and is eyeing the $1,000 winner's share (contingent on car count). Competitors will also find an inflated $200 last-place payout Saturday, the result of a collaboration of numerous interested sponsors.

Columbus will signify several milestones in the USAC Developmental structure. The Honda .25 Midget series completes its pavement campaign for the "Gen Next" series on the smaller oval and the HPD Midgets share billing on the big one-third mile track. HPD Midgets will share the night with the Crazy Compacts and Legends on the NASCAR Sanctioned oval located at 1845 Williams Road.

"Putting the 2 Developmental Series together for one event makes sense for all of our racers, their teams and their families," said Kevin Miller. "We are trying to create a place for our .25 drivers to move to, in their racing career, when they outgrow their sport, but also a place for other drivers who don't want to move out of this Midget competition, just yet. We can do that by working together to bring races to venues.

"It's an exciting way to end the HPD and .25 pavement season," said Miller. "I hope all HPD Series drivers will consider making the haul to Columbus this weekend and all .25 families can see what might lie ahead for their driver. The youngest drivers enjoyed celebrating in Victory Lane with Austin Prock at Kalamazoo, in August.

Columbus Motor Speedway Saturday Schedule

First Annual Midwest HPD Midget Fall Nationals

Pit Gates Open at 4:00

Practice at 5

Racing at 7:00

"Generation Next" at Buckeye

Practice - Friday 5:00 pm

Heats & Lower Mains - Saturday

Main Events - Sunday

 

 

ELMA, MADERA & COLUMBUS HOST HPD MIDGETS;

HAZELTON (2) AND GOETZ SCORE VICTORIES

The Western, Washington and Midwestern USAC HPD Midgets compete this week in events in California and Ohio. Austin Nemire leads the Midwestern pavement contingent into its final event Saturday at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway while Shawn Buckley leads the Western pavement regulars into Saturday night's "Harvest Classic" at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. Chase Goetz continues to lead the Washington series into this Saturday's race at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma.

Ashley Hazelton of Chatsworth, CA scored a pair of USAC Western HPD Midget feature wins Saturday night at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway. The wins were the 50th and 51st by a female in USAC history. She led all 15 laps in the first race to beat Shawn Buckley, Cody Jessop and Marvin Mitchell. In the 20-lap closer, she passed Mitchell on lap 17 and led the rest of the way to beat Buckley, Mitchell and Jessop.

USAC Washington HPD Midget point leader Chase Goetz of Snohomish, Wash. scored his eighth victory of the season and third in a row Saturday night at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon. He led all 25 laps to beat Garrett Thomas, Lance Sargent, Hannah Lindquist and Michael Vollbrecht.

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 Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-380, 2-Marvin Mitchell-278, 3-Shawn Buckley-228, 4-Cody Jessop-220, 5-Cory Elliott-219, 6-Wally Pankratz-135, 7-Sean Watts-74, 8-Randi Pankratz-69, 9-Courtney Crone-64, 10-Davey Marcotte-60.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-1,094, 2-Ashley Hazelton-697, 3-Toni Breidinger-646, 4-Cody Jessop-615, 5-Christine Breckenridge-562, 6-Annie Breidinger-539, 7-Joel Rayborne-535, 8-Tom Paterson-469, 9-Dylan Nobile-427, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-866, 2-Toni Breidinger-646, 3-Christine Breckenridge-562, 4-Annie Breidinger-539, 5-Joel Rayborne-535, 6-Tom Paterson-469, 7-Dylan Nobile-427, 8-Cody Jessop-393, 9-Jeff Kelley-392, 10-Ashley Hazelton-317.

2014 HPD USAC Washington Midget Standings: 1-Chase Goetz-771, 2-Garrett Thomas-652, 3-Dougie James-601, 4-Hannah Lindquist-575, 5-Michael Vollbrecht-574, 6-Tristin Thomas-527, 7-Lance Sargent-431, 8-Chance Crum-426, 9-Todd Hartman-425, 10-Jeremy Miller-300.

 

 

MADERA'S "HARVEST CLASSIC" SATURDAY;

CHICO'S "GOLD CUP" MIDGETS TO GARD

The "Harvest Classic" is on tap for the Honda USAC Western Midgets this Saturday at Madera (Calif.) Speedway, a race co-sanctioned by BCRA. Defending Western series champion Ronnie Gardner sits atop the standings with a 32-point cushion over Trey Marcham while Chad Nichols is the leader in the Honda Western pavement Midgets.

Brian Gard of Kelseyville, Calif. won Thursday night's 30-lap "Gold Cup Race of Champions" Honda USAC Western Midget race at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., leading the final 16 laps in his Storcks Garage/Cliff Marden Snap-On Tools Ellis/Chevy. Gard took the lead from Western Midget point leader Trey Marcham on lap 15. Marcham took second at the checkered flag ahead of Shane Golobic, Richard Vander Weerd and Geoff Ensign. The race was also co-sanctioned by BCRA.

Darin Snider, Michael Gerhardt and Cody Gerhardt each have USAC feature wins this season at Madera. Jarid Blondel currently ranks second in the pavement points, 24 behind leader Nichols entering Saturday's race.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-559, 2-Trey Marcham-527, 3-Alex Schutte-334, 4-Jarid Blondel-308, 5-Scott Pierovich-288, 6-Shannon McQueen-247, 7-Sean Dodenhoff-221, 8-Chris Ennis-186, 9-Chad Nichols-172, 10-Tyler Dolacki-155.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Pavement Standings:1-Chad Nichols-187, 2-Jarid Blondel-163, 3-Darin Snider-116, 4-Nick Chivello-102, 5-Alex Schutte-53, 6-Jake Swanson-43, 7-Scott Pierovich-39.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-559, 2-Trey Marcham-527, 3-Jarid Blondel-471, 4-Alex Schutte-387, 5-Chad Nichols-359, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Nick Chivello-255, 8-Shannon McQueen-247, 9-Sean Dodenhoff-221, 10-Chris Ennis-186.

 

 

"DOUBLE POINTS" FOR DMA MIDGETS SEPTEMBER 20;

CHAMPAGNE BEATS THE RAIN AT BEAR RIDGE

Even with a healthy 139-point lead in the DMA Midget series, Adam Pierson's drive to a title is not yet complete, with a rich "double points" race on tap at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. on September 20.

Pierson finished a disappointing 18th in last Saturday night's race at the Vermont oval, a race won by Jeff Champagne of Westfield, Mass.

Champagne beat the rain Saturday, winning the 25-lap USAC DMA Midget feature. Champagne trailed Vince Lucca for 22 laps, then led the last three for the win. Seth Carlson came in second ahead of Lucca, Scott Viets and Ray Miller.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-810, 2-Josh Sunn-671, 3-Scott Viets-649, 4-Scott Holcomb-596, 5-Mike Chaffee-549, 6-Ray Miller-540, 7-Joe Krawiec-531, 8-Dean Christensen-528, 9-Adam Whitney-503, 10-Jeff Champagne-502.

 

 

CASA GRANDE BECKONS SOUTHWEST SPRINTS SEPTEMBER 20;

5 STRAIGHT POINT WINS FOR JOHNSON AT QUEEN CREEK

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. has now won five consecutive USAC Southwest Sprint car points races and will seek his sixth in a row September 20 when the series returns to Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande.

Johnson took Saturday's 30-lapper at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek in his Michaels entry. He caught Nick Aiuto on lap 18 and led the final 13 laps to beat Charles Davis Jr., Mike Martin, Matt Rossi and Tye Mihocko.

The victory ballooned Johnson's point lead to 131 over runner-up Davis as the series heads to Casa Grande.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-1,029, 2-Josh Pelkey-898, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-894, 4-Shon Deskins-843, 5-Matt Rossi-786, 6-Mike Martin-756, 7-Tye Mihocko-749, 8-Nick Aiuto-570, 9-Andy Reinbold-559, 10-Michael Curtis-540.

 

"GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AT THE PAS SATURDAY;

"THE DEMON" SWEEPS CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK RACES & TITLE

Saturday's "Glenn Howard Classic" unfolds at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. It's a chance for AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car point leader Damion Gardner to pad his point lead, not that he needs to do so.

Gardner has spurted to a very comfortable 242 point lead over five-time series champion Mike Spencer as a result of last week's three-race "California Sprint Week" sweep in the Golden State. Gardner earned the "California Sprint Week" title, outpointing Brody Roa by 85 points after the five-race swing.

Gardner opened last week's action with a resounding 30-lap victory in Thursday night's "Gold Cup Race of Champions" 30-lapper at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. He passed Spencer on lap 16 and led the rest of the way to beat Bud Kaeding, Colby Copeland, Brody Roa and Kevin Thomas Jr. Jake Swanson led lap one and Spencer the next 14 before Gardner, the fastest qualifier in his Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike, went to the front.

Friday night he captured the 30-lapper at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. He led the final 16 laps after passing early leader Ryan Bernal, who finished second. Thomas was third followed by Richard Vander Weerd and Spencer.

In Saturday night's 30-lap finale at Santa Maria Speedway, he passed Cody Williams on lap 25 and led the final six laps to beat Williams, Geoff Ensign, fast qualifier Roa and Spencer.

In seven Perris outings this year, Gardner has won five times and added a second and a seventh.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-1,118, 2-Mike Spencer-876, 3-Brody Roa-743, 4-Cody Williams-701, 5-Matt Mitchell-692, 6-Austin Williams-664, 7-Nic Faas-628, 8-Jake Swanson-611, 9-Richard Vander Weerd-551; 10-Logan Williams-439.

Final 2014 "California Sprint Week" Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-332, 2-Brody Roa-247, 3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-246, 4-Mike Spencer-245, 5-Cody Williams-218, 6-Geoff Ensign-186, 7-Matt Mitchell-175, 8-Ryan Bernal-166, 9-D.J. Johnson-160, 10-Austin Williams-157.

 

 

ELDORA'S "4-CROWN NATIONALS" SEPTEMBER 20;

"TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100" SWANSON'S 4TH WIN THIS YEAR!

Only 54 points separate the top-three in USAC's Silver Crown standings entering the upcoming September 20 "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

The "4-Crown" will offer 66 points, so the title could still be up for grabs in the series finale on October 11 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. scored his fourth win of the year in Sunday's "Tony Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. He won the pole in the Radio Hospital Maxim/Hampshire and never trailed, finishing a half-lap ahead of runner-up Tracy Hines.

The point battle was affected only minimally, with second-place Hines and third-place Bobby East unable to close in on Swanson. Hines finished second and East third at the checkered flag, with A.J. Fike fourth and Chris Windom fifth. Sixteen of the 24 starters were still running at the finish of the 100 mile race.

Swanson became the fifth driver to score a fourth victory during a single Silver Crown campaign. Jack Hewitt won six in 1986, while J.J. Yeley won four in 2003. Gary Bettenhausen also won four in 1980 and Dave Steele accomplished the same feat in 2005.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-483, 2-Tracy Hines-456, 3-Bobby East-429, 4-Chris Windom-361, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-303, 6-Jacob Wilson-269, 7-A.J. Fike-263, 8-Dave Darland-233, 9-Caleb Armstrong-228, 10-Shane Cockrum-213.

 

 

USAC/MSCS "HAUBSTADT HUSTLER" SATURDAY AT TRI-STATE

This Saturday night's "Haubstadt Hustler" at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. features the stars of both the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series and the MSCS series.

The race will feature the ongoing battle for supremacy between drivers Dave Darland, Brady Bacon, Bryan Clauson and Jon Stanbrough who are separated by less than 100 points in the National standings. Darland's lead over Bacon is just five points, while Clauson sits 40 out of the lead and Stanbrough is 92 back. A total of 60 points are available at Haubstadt.

Darland is eager to extend his all-time USAC National Sprint Car victory record of 53 while Bacon, Clauson and Stanbrough will all be out to repeat earlier 2014 feature victories. Stanbrough and Clauson have four wins this season to Bacon's two while Darland is the leader with six.

Kevin Thomas Jr. is the defending "Haubstadt Hustler" champion, while Darland is the only one of the four point leaders who was not among last year's "top-10" in this race.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Dave Darland-1,520, 2-Brady Bacon-1,515, 3-Bryan Clauson-1,480, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,428, 5-Chase Stockon-1,297, 6-Justin Grant-1,230, 7-Chris Windom-1,206, 8-Tracy Hines-1,195, 9-Robert Ballou-1,085, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,067

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 6, 2014 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Jeff Champagne (#77 Champagne), 2. Seth Carlson (#7 Carlson), 3. Vincent Lucca (#11v Miller), 4. Scott Viets (#2 Miller), 5. Ray Miller (#1w Miller), 6. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney), 7. Mike Chaffee (#18c Chaffee), 8. Scott Holcomb (#47 Myers/Miller), 9. Dean Christensen (#9 Miller), 10. Joe Krawiec (#6 Matczak), 11. Anthony Nocella (#29 Nocella), 12. Josh Sunn (#76 Manafort), 13. Tim Gallant (#33 Gallant), 14. Jeff Horn (#1R Mossman), 15. Lauryn Burd (#21 Burd), 16. Stepneh Morisillo (#20 Morisillo), 17. Amanda Habel (#09 Habel), 18. Adam Pierson (#76M Manafort), 19. Frank Malec (#6 Malec). NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-22 Lucca, Laps 23-25 Champagne.

NEW USAC DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Pierson-810, 2-Sunn-671, 3-Viets-649, 4-Holcomb-596, 5-Chaffee-549, 6-Miller-540, 7-Krawiec-531, 8-Christensen-528, 9-Whitnet-503, 10-Champagne-502.

NEXT USAC DMA MIDGET RACE: September 20 - Bradford, VT - Bear Ridge Speedway

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE RESULTS:

September 7, 2014 - Springfield, Illinois - Illinois State Fairgrounds - "Tony Bettenhausen 100"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-31.999; 2. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-32.140; 3. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-32.314; 4. Brady Bacon, 14, McQuinn-32.415; 5. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-32.610; 6. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-32.923; 7. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-33.046; 8. Bryan Clauson, 20, Nolen-33.101; 9. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-33.235; 10. Steven Russell, 41, McQuinn-33.335; 11. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-33.436; 12. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-33.580; 13. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-33.606; 14. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-33.705; 15. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-33.877; 16. Levi Jones, 56, Fox-33.927; 17. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-34.347; 18. Chris Fetter, 88, Fetter-34.369; 19. Jackie Burke, 86, Burke-34.596; 20. Randy Bateman, 55, Bateman-34.656; 21. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-34.913; 22. John Hunt, 91, Hunt-35.558; 23. Chris Urish, 77, Urish-NT; 24. Kenny Gentry, 18, Gentry-NT.

FEATURE: (100 Laps) 1. Kody Swanson, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Bobby East, 4. A.J. Fike, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 8. Dave Darland, 9. Levi Jones, 10. Brady Bacon, 11. Russ Gamester, 12. Jacob Wilson, 13. Davey Ray, 14. Steven Russell, 15. Chris Fetter, 16. David Byrne, 17. Randy Bateman, 18. Jackie Burke, 19. Patrick Lawson, 20. Caleb Armstrong, 21. Shane Cockrum, 22. John Hunt, 23. Kenny Gentry, 24. Chris Urish. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-100 Swanson.

NEW USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1-Swanson-483, 2-Hines-456, 3-East-429, 4-Windom-363, 5-Coons-303, 6-Wilson-269, 7-Fike-263, 8-Darland-233, 9-Armstrong-228, 10-Cockrum-213.

NEXT USAC SILVER CROWN RACE: September 20 - Rossburg, OH - Eldora Speedway - "4-Crown Nationals"

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 6, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 3. Michael Curtis (#11ZC Turner/Wheeler), 4. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 5. Josh Shipley (#2 Bishop), 6. Dustin Burkhart (#22 Burkhart), 7. Lonnie Oliver (#11T Oliver), 8. Tom Colquette (#29X Colquette). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. Alex Pettas (#TI64 Pettas), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Bruce St. James (#7K St.James), 6. Tom Ogle (#48 Ogle), 7. Corey Hurley (#71H Hurley). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mike Colegrove (#17M Colegrove), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 5. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 6. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 7. Mike Bonneau (#29 Bonneau). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. Mike Martin, 4. Matt Rossi, 5. Tye Mihocko, 6. Josh Pelkey, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Andy Reinbold, 9. Michael Curtis, 10. Tom Ogle, 11. Bruce St. James, 12. Nick Aiuto, 13. Josh Shipley, 14. Brian Hosford, 15. Mike Bonneau, 16. Dustin Burkhart, 17. Lonnie Oliver, 18. Alex Pettas, 19. Chris Bonneau, 20. Corey Hurley, 21. Mike Colegrove, 22. Tom Colquette. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Aiuto, Laps 18-30 Johnson.

NEW SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1.

NEXT SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: September 20 – Casa Grande, AZ – Central Arizona Raceway

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

September 6, 2014 - Santa Maria, California - Santa Maria Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-16.906; 2. Cody Jessop, 3L, Love-17.043; 3. Marvin Mitchell, 25, Mitchell-17.085; 4. Shawn Buckley, 91, USAC-17.185.

FEATURE #1: (15 Laps) 1. Ashley Hazelton, 2. Shawn Buckley, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Marvin Mitchell. NT

FEATURE #2: (20 Laps) 1. Ashley Jazelton, 2. Shawn Buckley, 3. Marvin Mitchell, 4. Cody Jessop. NT

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FEATURE #1 LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-15 Hazelton.

FEATURE #2 LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Mitchell, Laps 17-20 Hazelton.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Hazelton-380, 2-Mitchell-278, 3-Buckley-228, 4-Jessop-220, 5-Cory Elliott-219, 6-Wally Pankratz-135, 7-Sean Watts-74, 8-Randi Pankratz-69, 9-Courtney Crone-64, 10-Davey Marcotte-60.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-1,094, 2-Hazelton-697, 3-Toni Breidinger-646, 4-Jessop-615, 5-Christine Breckenridge-562, 6-Annie Breidinger-539, 7-Joel Rayborne-535, 8-Tom Paterson-469, 9-Dylan Nobile-427, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt):September 20- Bakersfield (CA( Speedway

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Pavement):September 13- Madera (CA) Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 6, 2014 - Santa Maria, California - Santa Maria Speedway - "Gold Cup" - "California Sprint Week"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-14.612; 2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-14.631; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.985; 4. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-15.099; 5. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-15.196; 6. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-15.205; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-15.218; 8. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-15.317; 9. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-15.389; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.435; 11. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-15.560; 12. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-15.672; 13. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.690; 14. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-15.714; 15. Ronnie Gardner, 4X, Gansen-15.724; 16. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-15.778; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-15.894; 18. Luke Boles, 56A, Boles-15.985; 19. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-16.203; 20. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-16.397; 21. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-16.541; 22. James Herrera, 16J, Jones-16.963; 23. Bill Jones, 16, Jones-NT; 24. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-NT; 25. Cotton Farmer, 15, HAL-NT; 26. Eric Rossi, 17 Shanoian-NT

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Mitchell, 3. Ensign, 4. Roa, 5. A.Williams, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Hansen, 8. Herrera. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gaunt, 2. Ellertson, 3. D.Gardner, 4. Spencer, 5. L.Williams, 6. Gansen, 7. Schmidt (#17 Shanoian), 8. Jones. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Boles, 2. C.Williams, 3. Hurst, 4. R.Vander Weerd, 5. Swanson, 6. Johnson, 7. R.Gardner, 8. Farmer (#7D HAL). NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Johnson, 3. Swanson, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Hansen, 6. R.Gardner, 7. L.Williams, 8. Gansen, 9. Schmidt, 10. Farmer, 11. Herrera, 12. Jones. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Cody Williams, 3. Geoff Ensign, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Austin Williams, 7. Rickie Gaunt, 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 9. Jake Swanson, 10. D.J. Johnson, 11. Ryan Bernal, 12. Matt Mitchell, 13. Garrett Hansen, 14. Landon Hurst, 15. Logan Williams, 16. Luke Boles, 17. Chris Gansen, 18. Tyler Schmidt, 19. Ronnie Gardner, 20. Jeremy Ellertson, 21. Cotton Farmer, 22. Richard Vander Weerd, 23. Kevin Thomas Jr. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Gaunt, Laps 11-24 C.Williams, Laps 25-30 Gardner

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-D.Gardner-1,118, 2-Spencer-876, 3-Roa-743, 4-C.Williams-701, 5-Mitchell-692, 6-A.Williams-664, 7-Nic Faas-628, 8-Swanson-611, 9-R.Vander Weerd-551; 10-L.Williams-439.

FINAL CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-D.Gardner-332, 2-Roa-247, 3-Thomas-246, 4-Spencer-245, 5-C.Williams-218, 6-Ensign-186, 7-Mitchell-175, 8-Bernal-166, 9-Johnson-160, 10-A.Williams-157.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE:September 13 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway - "Glenn Howard Classic"

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 5, 2014 – Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway – “California Sprint Week”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-12.500; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.784; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-12.859; 4. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-12.865; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-12.879; 6. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-12.880; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-12.931; 8. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-12.975; 9. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.036; 10. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.096; 11. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-13.115; 12. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.171; 13. Danny Faria Jr., 2F, Bowman-13.198; 14. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, VanderWeerd-13.288; 15. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-13.313; 16. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-13.429; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-13.441; 18. Tim DeCarlo Jr., 4D, DeCarlo-13.442; 19. Tyler Schmidt, 49, Schmidt-13.578; 20. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-13.579; 21. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-13.641; 22. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-13.721; 23. Eric Rossi, 17, Shanoian-13.745; 24. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-14.114; 25. Eli Deshaies, 91RI, Deshaies-14.116.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Faria, 3. Liggett, 4. Johnson, 5. Mitchell, 6. Hansen, 7. Schmidt, 8. C.Williams, 9. Deschaies. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Bernal, 4. Gansen, 5. Thomas, 6. Rossi, 7. Hurst, 8. L.Williams. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ensign, 2. Roa. 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. A.Williams, 5. Sibley, 6. DeCarlo, 7. Ellertson, 8. Spencer. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Spencer, 3. Mitchell, 4. C.Williams, 5. Schmidt, 6. L.Williams, 7. DeCarlo, 8. Sibley, 9. Hansen, 10. Rossi, 11. Ellertson, 12. Hurst. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Geoff Ensign, 8. Danny Faria Jr., 9. Austin Liggett, 10. D.J. Johnson, 11. Cody Williams, 12. Jake Swanson, 13. Austin Williams, 14. Jace Vander Weerd, 15. Eric Rossi, 16. Jeff Sibley, 17. Chris Gansen, 18. Tyler Schmidt, 19. Logan Williams, 20. Jeremy Ellertson, 21. Matt Mitchell, 22. Garrett Hansen, 23. Tim DeCarlo Jr. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Bernal, Laps 15-30 Gardner.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEW CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: September 6 – Santa Maria (CA) Speedway – “California Sprint Week”

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

September 4, 2014 – Chico, California – Silver Dollar Speedway – “California Sprint Week” / “Gold Cup Race of Champions”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander13.467; 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-13.681; 3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.759; 4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.808; 5. Bud Kaeding, 0, Williams-13.871; 6. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.879; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.911; 8. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-13.915; 9. Terry Schank, 1, Gleeson-13.917; 10. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.947; 11. Keith Bloom Jr., 19, Wolf-13.049; 12. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-13.966; 13. Kyle Hirst, 3F, Finkenbinder-13.987; 14. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.024; 15. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.046; 16. Bradley Terrell, 43, Terrell-14.130, 17. Andy Forsberg, 01, Geaney-14.140; 18. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-14.224; 19. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-14.228; 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.251; 21. Brett Rollag, 27, Rollag-14.289; 22. Cody Myers, 7, Snow-14.377; 23. Scott Hall, 56K, Hall-14.378; 24. Kyler Shaw, 92K, Shaw-14.389; 25. Justyn Cox, 31C, Cox-14.412; 26. Jimmy Trulli, 33T, Trulli-14.513; 27. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-14.665; 28. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-14.675; 29. Rowdy McClenon, 32, Johnson-14.675; 30. Mason Moore, 22, Moore-14.811; 31. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-15.029; 32. Tony Richards, 94, Richards-15.292; 33. Gary Deemer, 28G, Deemer-15.15.510; 34. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Higginbotham-15.930; 35. Chase Johnson, 68, Thomas-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. HIrst, 3. Kaeding, 4. Forsberg, 5. Schank, 6. Cox, 7. Rollag, 8. Deemer. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Copeland, 2. Thomas, 3. Liggett, 4. Spencer, 5. Myers, 6. Trulli, 7. Moore, 8. Bernal. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hall, 2. Bloom, 3. DJ.Johnson, 4. Roa, 5. A.Williams, 6. L.Williams, 7. Richardson, 8. Ko.Shaw. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ky.Shaw, 2. Swanson, 3. Terrell, 4. C.Williams, 5. Brenton, 6. Richards, 7. Gansen, 8. Mitchell. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Mitchell, 3. A.Williams, 4. Schank, 5. Rollag, 6. L.Williams, 7. Cox, 8. Gansen, 9. Trulli, 10. Moore, 11. Myers, 12. Ko.Shaw, 13. Richardson, 14. Brenton, 15. Richards. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Colby Copeland, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 6. Austin Liggett, 7. Andy Forsberg, 8. Mike Spencer, 9. Bradley Terrell, 10. Cody Williams, 11. Brett Rollag, 12. Terry Schank, 13. Kyler Shaw, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Austin Williams, 16. Scott Hall, 17. Jake Swanson, 18. Chris Gansen, 19. Keith Bloom Jr., 20. D.J. Johnson, 21. Matt Mitchell, 22. Ryan Bernal, 23. Kyle Hirst. NT

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**C.Johnson flipped during hotlaps. Mitchelll flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Swanson, Laps 2-15 Spencer, Laps 16-30 Gardner.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEW CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: September 5 – Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway – “California Sprint Week”

 

 

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

September 4, 2014 – Chico, California – Silver Dollar Speedway – “Gold Cup Race of Champions”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-14.047; 2. Shane Golobic, 26, Bock-14.411; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 19S, Sala-14.517; 4. Barry Pries Jr., 14, Pries-14.517; 5. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-14.567; 6. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-14.590; 7. Frankie Guerrini, 63, Guerrini-14.617; 8. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-14.634; 9. Sean Becker, 19, Sala-14.14.638; 10. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-14.645; 11, Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-14.680; 12. Geoff Ensign, 11, Thurston-14.732; 13. Tyler Seavey, 57, Cofer-14.767; 14. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-1797; 15. Chad Nichols, 17, Nichols-14.851; 16. Gary Conterno, 55, Conterno-15.019; 17. Lance Hallmark, 8H, Hallmark-15.075; 18. Scott Kinney, 27C, Blackwell-15.127; 19. Sparky Howard, 3, Faeth-15.290; 20. Floyd Alvis, 11F, Champion-15.407; 21. Rick Cook II, 7R, Cook-15.469; 22. Doug Hunting, 2, Hunting-15.527; 23. J.R. Williams, 74, Williams-15.851; 24. Tanner Thorson, 27B, Blackwell-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Marcham, 3. Guerrini, 4. Conterno, 5. Howard, 6. Pries, 7. Hunting, 8. Ensign. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gard, 2. Dodenhoff, 3. Golobic, 4. Seavey, 5. Alvis, 6. Hallmark, 7. Williams, 8. Blondel. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Schutte, 2. McQueen, 3. Vander Weerd, 4. Kinney, 5. Cook, 6. Nichols, 7. Becker. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brian Gard, 2. Trey Marcham, 3. Shane Golobic, 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 5. Geoff Ensign, 6. Sean Dodenhoff, 7. Ronnie Gardner, 8. Alex Schutte, 9. Shannon McQueen, 10. Frankie Guerrini, 11. Lance Hallmark, 12. Floyd Alvis, 13. J.R. Williams, 14. Gary Conterno, 15. Doug Hunting, 16. Sparky Howard, 17. Tyler Seavey, 18. Barry Pries Jr., 19. Jarid Blondel, 20. Scott Kinney, 21. Chad Nichols. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Marcham, Laps 15-30 Gard.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1.

NEXT USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE: September 20 – Bakersfield (CA) Speedway

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINTS BATTLE AT QUEEN CREEK SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 2, 2014... This Saturday, September 6th, the powerful USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will invade Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. Located within ET Motopark, the sixteenth point race of the campaign will also feature Pure Stocks, Mod Lites, and the Robert Horne Ford Bombers. Racing is scheduled for 7:15pm and for more information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

Saturday’s race will be the fifth 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” and Josh Pelkey scored the victory on July 12th. While Johnson leads all drivers with five triumphs at Arizona Speedway, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin won the series debut on April 13, 2013.

After sweeping the three-race USAC-NMMRA “Border Tour,” R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona has a 119-point advantage over the competition. Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson leads all drivers with nine main event wins on the season. In addition, the defending champion has eleven heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-three top-10 finishes, and 164 feature laps led. R.J. will be looking to continue his run for the championship with another win at Arizona Speedway.

After finishing third at Tularosa, Peoria, Arizona’s Josh Pelkey has climbed to second in the point chase. Piloting Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey has three feature wins in 2014. Currently, the 1997 ASCA Champion has four heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-four top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led to his credit. Josh will have his sights on the $1,500 payday and gaining valuable championship points on Johnson.

Buckeye, Arizona’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. is third in the championship points. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis ran second in the “Border Tour” finale at Tularosa. To date, the five-time state champion has three feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, twenty top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led. “Chargin” Charles will be looking for the Queen Creek victory and his tenth SouthWest victory.

Shon Deskins of Phoenix, Arizona sits fourth in the SouthWest point standings. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins placed eighth at Tularosa Speedway. Heading to Queen Creek, the veteran driver has one feature win, seven heat race victories, one hard charger award, eighteen top-10 finishes, and 59 feature laps led. Shon will have his sights on adding a SouthWest triumph at Queen Creek to his win list.

Phoenix, Arizona’s Matt Rossi ranks fifth in the USAC SouthWest championship chase. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi charged to fourth at Tularosa after starting twelfth. Currently, the veteran has three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twelve top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the year. Matt will be looking for a breakthrough win this Saturday at Queen Creek.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, Nick Aiuto, Andy Reinbold, Michael Curtis, Brian Hosford, Mike Colegrove, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Josh Shipley, Tom Ogle, Stevie Sussex, Mark Morin, Mike Bonneau, Chris Bonneau, 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). ----------------------------------------------- 2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 9-R.J. Johnson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 3-Josh Pelkey, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Richard Vander Weerd.

QUEEN CREEK USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINNERS 04/13/13: Mike Martin – Mike Martin #16 05/11/13: R.J. Johnson – Bill Michaels #77M 06/08/13: Charles Davis Jr. – Massey Motorsports #50 07/13/13: R.J. Johnson – Bill Michaels #77M 09/07/13: Charles Davis Jr. – Massey Motorsports #50 10/19/13: R.J. Johnson – Bill Michaels #77M 04/12/14: R.J. Johnson – Bill Michaels #77M 05/10/14: Charles Davis Jr. – Massey Motorsports #50 06/07/14: R.J. Johnson – Bill Michaels #77M 07/12/14: Josh Pelkey – Robbie & Gaye Allen #12

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. R.J. Johnson-955, 2. Josh Pelkey-836, 3. Charles Davis Jr.-834, 4. Shon Deskins-768, 5. Matt Rossi-731, 6. Mike Martin-697, 7. Tye Mihocko-696, 8. Nick Aiuto-533, 9. Andy Reinbold-513, 10. Michael Curtis-497, 11. Brian Hosford-451, 12. Mike Colegrove-442, 13. Bruce St. James-434, 14. Josh Shipley-385, 15. Tom Ogle-337, 16. Josh Hodges-279, 17. Stevie Sussex-271, 18. Mark Morin-245, 19. Mike Bonneau-242, 20. Chris Bonneau-225.

 

 

SANTA MARIA HOSTS USAC/CRA “CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK” FINALE

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 2, 2014… This Saturday, September 6th, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will visit Santa Maria Speedway in Nipomo, California for the final round of the “California Sprint Week.” Paying $2,750-to-win and $350-to-start, the seventeenth point race of the season will also showcase the USAC HPD Midgets and Toste Construction Mini Stocks. For more event information, visit www.racesantamariaspeedway.com or call 805.714.8538.

Promoted by Chris Kearns and USAC, Saturday’s event will mark the eighteenth USAC/CRA event held at the popular 1/3-mile clay oval. “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Mike Spencer, and Austin Williams are tied for the series lead with two victories as “The Cadillac” Cody Williams earned his first series win on August 13th. “The Bullet” Blake Miller holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 13.230, set on June 14, 2008. 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.

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS: 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.

At press time, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord, California has a 176-point advantage over the competition. At Calistoga’s “Louie Vermeil Classic” the driver of Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike scored a tenth place finish. To date, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” has seven main event wins, five Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, twelve heat race victories, thirteen top-10 finishes, and 154 feature laps led. “The Demon” leads all USAC/CRA drivers with 53 career wins and will have his sights on a third championship.

Running second in the championship points is Temecula, California’s Mike Spencer. Piloting Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer claimed eighth in the finale of the “Louie Vermeil Classic.” Currently, the five-time champion has one feature win, five 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, eleven top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led. Mike will be looking to cut into Gardner’s lead with his thirty-sixth USAC/CRA victory.

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach, California is third in the USAC/CRA point standings. As this writing goes to press, the 2008 Rookie of the Year did not compete in the two-day show at Calistoga and could miss the remaining “Sprint Week” events. To date, Faas has three heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 1 feature lap led in the campaign.

Sitting fourth in the USAC/CRA point chase is Yorba Linda, California’s Matt Mitchell. Driving his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell set fast time and scored ninth in the Calistoga finale. Currently, the 2-time “Salute to Indy” winner has one feature win, two heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 35 feature laps led on the season. Matt will have his sights on earning the $2,750 payday and adding Santa Maria to his win list.

Brody Roa of Huntington Beach, California is fifth in the point standings. Racing the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa scored twenty-first at Calistoga Speedway after an early exit. To date, the former Wagsdash Champion has five heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and eight top-10 finishes in 2014. Brody will be looking to claim his first win of the season at Santa Maria Speedway.

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

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, Austin Williams, Jake Swanson, Richard Vander Weerd, “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Ryan Bernal, Jace Vander Weerd, Ronnie Gardner, D.J. Johnson, Bud Kaeding, and more.

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, and Kids Tickets (12-6) are $6, and Children (5 & under) are FREE.. 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 805.714.8538.

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). ----------------------------------------------- 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 7-Damion Gardner, 1-Rico Abreu, 1-Christopher Bell, 1-Matt Mitchell, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd, 1-Austin Williams, 1-Cody Williams.

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-Cody Williams, 1-Rip Williams.

SANTA MARIA AMSOIL USAC/CRA 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Blake Miller – 13.230 (06/14/08)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-899, 2. Mike Spencer-723, 3. Nic Faas-628, 4. Matt Mitchell-622, 5. Brody Roa-573, 6. Cody Williams-566, 7. Austin Williams-554, 8. Jake Swanson-505, 9. Richard Vander Weerd-471, 10. Cory Kruseman-381, 11. Logan Williams-373, 12. Ryan Bernal-298, 13. Chris Gansen-271, 14. Gary Taylor-263, 15. Jace Vander Weerd-240, 16. A.J. Bender-199, 17. Colby Copeland-198, --. Cody Swanson-198, --. Ronnie Gardner-198, 20. Kevin Thomas Jr.-178.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS INVADE WATSONVILLE THIS FRIDAY

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 2, 2014… This Friday, September 5th, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will travel to Watsonville, California’s Ocean Speedway for the fourth round of the “California Sprint Week.” Paying $2,750-to-win and $350-to-start, the John Prentice promotion will also showcase 4-Bangers, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, and IMCA Sport Mods. The Front Gates will open at 4:30pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 6:00pm. For more event information, visit www.oceanspeedway.com or call 831.662.WINN (9466).

Since July 2010, seven Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car races have been held at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Mike Spencer, who won the June 27th event, leads all drivers with three victories and “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman has two triumphs. “The Demon” Damion Gardner and Marty Hawkins have also claimed a main event win at the 1/4-mile oval. “The Cadillac” Cody Williams holds the 1-lap qualifying track record of 12.701, set on August 10, 2012.

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS: Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway has a strict 90db at 100 feet state mandated sound rule. The Flowmaster “Suitcase” (Part 53545-USAC) is the legal muffler and 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.

At press time, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord, California has a 176-point advantage over the competition. At Calistoga’s “Louie Vermeil Classic” the driver of Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike scored a tenth place finish. To date, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” has seven main event wins, five Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, twelve heat race victories, thirteen top-10 finishes, and 154 feature laps led. “The Demon” leads all USAC/CRA drivers with 53 career wins and will have his sights on his bid for a third championship.

Running second in the championship points is Temecula, California’s Mike Spencer. Piloting Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer claimed eighth in the finale of the “Louie Vermeil Classic.” Currently, the five-time champion has one feature win, five 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, eleven top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led. Mike will be looking to cut into Gardner’s lead with his thirty-sixth USAC/CRA victory.

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach, California is third in the USAC/CRA point standings. As this writing goes to press, the 2008 Rookie of the Year did not compete in the two-day show at Calistoga and could miss the remaining “Sprint Week” events. To date, Faas has three heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 1 feature lap led in the campaign.

Sitting fourth in the USAC/CRA point chase is Yorba Linda, California’s Matt Mitchell. Driving his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell set fast time and scored ninth in the Calistoga finale. Currently, the 2-time “Salute to Indy” winner has one feature win, two heat race victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 35 feature laps led on the season. Matt will have his sights on earning the $2,750 payday at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.

Brody Roa of Huntington Beach, California is fifth in the point standings. Racing the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa scored twenty-first at Calistoga Speedway after an early exit. To date, the former Wagsdash Champion has five heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and eight top-10 finishes in 2014. Brody will be looking to claim his first win of the season at Ocean Speedway.

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

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, Austin Williams, Jake Swanson, Richard Vander Weerd, “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Ryan Bernal, Jace Vander Weerd, Ronnie Gardner, D.J. Johnson, Bud Kaeding, 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, 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).

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). ----------------------------------------------- 2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR WINS: 7-Damion Gardner, 1-Rico Abreu, 1-Christopher Bell, 1-Matt Mitchell, 1-Mike Spencer, 1-Richard Vander Weerd, 1-Austin Williams, 1-Cody Williams.

WATSONVILLE AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR FEATURE WINNERS: 07/18/10: Cory Kruseman – Kruseman Motorsports #21K 06/17/11: Cory Kruseman – Kruseman Motorsports #21K 06/15/12: Mike Spencer – Ron Chaffin Motorsports #50 08/10/12: Mike Spencer – Ron Chaffin Motorsports #50 06/14/13: Damion Gardner – Mark Alexander #4 08/09/13: Marty Hawkins – Marty Hawkins #3M 06/27/14: Mike Spencer – Ron Chaffin Motorsports #50

WATSONVILLE AMSOIL USAC/CRA 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Cody Williams – 12.701 (08/10/12)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-899, 2. Mike Spencer-723, 3. Nic Faas-628, 4. Matt Mitchell-622, 5. Brody Roa-573, 6. Cody Williams-566, 7. Austin Williams-554, 8. Jake Swanson-505, 9. Richard Vander Weerd-471, 10. Cory Kruseman-381, 11. Logan Williams-373, 12. Ryan Bernal-298, 13. Chris Gansen-271, 14. Gary Taylor-263, 15. Jace Vander Weerd-240, 16. A.J. Bender-199, 17. Colby Copeland-198, --. Cody Swanson-198, --. Ronnie Gardner-198, 20. Kevin Thomas Jr.-178.

 

 

CHRISTOPHER BELL WINS $10,000 VERMEIL CLASSIC MIDGET FINALE

By Lance Jennings

CALISTOGA, CA – SEPTEMBER 2, 2014... After winning the Saturday USAC/CRA main event, Christopher Bell of Norman, Oklahoma won Sunday’s Midget finale of the “7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic.” Taking the lead from Tanner Thorson on lap twenty-six, Bell’s $10,000 triumph at Calistoga Speedway was the second Honda USAC Western Midget victory of his career. Thorson, Ronnie Gardner, Cody Swanson, and hard charger Nick Chivello followed Bell to the checkered flags.

Racing the Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #71 Toyota-TRD Bullet, Christopher Bell claimed the main event from the fifth starting spot. Qualifying second out of the twenty racers in attendance, Bell ran second to Ronnie Gardner in his heat race. The young driver left Calistoga ranked thirteenth in both the overall and dirt points with one heat race victory, and 26 feature laps led.

Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson took the lead from Trey Marcham on lap fourteen and led twelve circuits before settling into second. Piloting the Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #67 Toyota-TRD Bullet, Thorson was third fast in time trials and won the Saldana Racing Products / Pyrotect Racing Cells Heat Race #3. After two starts, Tanner sits fifteenth in overall points and fourteenth in the dirt series with two heat race victories and two top-10 finishes.

Ronnie Gardner of Norco, California fought hard to score third in the “Louie Vermeil Classic.” Driving the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner qualified fifth overall and won the DJ Safety Heat Race #2. The defending series champion has taken over the overall and dirt series lead with two feature wins, three VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 83 feature laps led.

Norco, California’s Cody Swanson charged to fourth in the Sunday $10,000 finale from eleventh. Racing the family owned #71S Marcie Campbell Realtor / Advanced Racing Suspension Spike, Swanson was eleventh quick in time trials and placed fifth in his heat race. In limited starts, Cody has one heat race victory, and two top-10 finishes in the campaign.

Nick Chivello of Manteca, California earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job honors” with a fifth place run from thirteenth. Piloting the family owned #27 Rodgers Trucking / Vic Hubbard’s Auto Parts Spike, Chivello qualified thirteenth overall and placed third in his heat race. To date, Nick is seventh in the overall series and eleventh in the dirt points with two heat race victories, four top-10 finishes, and 19 feature laps led.

After winning the previous night, Rutherford, California’s Rico Abreu had his bid for a weekend sweep come to an end after a flip ended his night. Uninjured, the tenth place Abreu walked away and claimed the USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature in his second non-winged start. Earlier in the program, the popular driver earned his second VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Award and won the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. In two starts, Rico is sixteenth in the overall points and fifteenth in the dirt series with one hard charger award, two top-10 finishes, and three feature laps led to his credit.

The Honda USAC Western Midgets will clash with the Bay Cities Racing Association at Dennis Gage’s Silver Dollar Speedway on Thursday, September 4th. Held during the famed “Gold Cup Race of Champions,” the event will also showcase the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. For more information, visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com or call 530.350.7275.

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. 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 Honda USAC Western Midget 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:

August 31, 2014 – Calistoga, California – Calistoga Speedway – “Louie Vermeil Classic”

VANLARE STEERING REPAIR TIME TRIALS:

1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.320; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.405; 3. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.416; 4. Shane Golobic, 26, Bock-20.576; 5. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-20.694; 6. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-20.973; 7. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-21.000; 8. Taylor Simas, 62, Bock-21.077; 9. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-21.244; 10. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-21.251; 11. Cody Swanson, 71S, Swanson-21.356; 12. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-21.396; 13. Nick Chivello, 27, Chivello-21.525; 14. Scott Kinney, 27C, Blackwell-21.815; 15. Lance Hallmark, 8H, Hallmark-22.730; 16. Michael Pickens, 25, Rodela-NT; 17. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-NT; 18. Chad Nichols, 17, Nichols-NT; 19. Britton Bock, 35X, Pierovich-NT; 20. David Prickett, 27B, Blackwell-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (8 laps)

1. Abreu, 2. Pierovich, 3. Chivello, 4. Blondel, 5. Golobic. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (8 laps)

1. Gardner, 2. Bell, 3. Simas, 4. Kinney, 5. Swanson, 6. Prickett, 7. Pankratz. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / PYROTECT RACING CELLS HEAT RACE #3: (8 laps)

1. Thorson, 2. Marcham, 3. Schutte, 4. Gard, 5. Hallmark, 6. Nichols. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)

1. Christopher Bell (5th), 2. Tanner Thorson (4th), 3. Ronnie Gardner (3rd), 4. Cody Swanson (11th), 5. Nick Chivello (13th), 6. Brian Gard (12th), 7. Lance Hallmark (15th), 8. Jarid Blondel (10th), 9. Trey Marcham (2nd), 10. Rico Abreu (6th), 11. Scott Pierovich (1st), 12. Alex Schutte (9th), 13. Taylor Simas (8th), 14. Scott Kinney (14th), 15. Shane Golobic (7th), 16. Randi Pankratz (16th), 17. David Prickett (19th), 18. Britton Bock (18th), 19. Chad Nichols (17th). NT

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*Schutte and Abreu flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Marcham, Laps 14-25 Thorson, Laps 26-30 Bell.

HARD CHARGER: Nick Chivello (13th to 5th).

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINT STANDINGS:

1. Ronnie Gardner-503, 2. Trey Marcham-463, 3. Scott Pierovich-288, 4. Jarid Blondel-292, 5. Alex Schutte-287, 6. Shannon McQueen-203, 7. Chris Ennis-186, 8. Sean Dodenhoff-167, 9. Chad Nichols-156, 10. Tyler Dolacki-155, 11. Nick Chivello-153, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Christopher Bell-142, 14. Tanner Thorson-134, 15. Rico Abreu-120, 16. Johnathon Henry-115, 17. Jake Swanson-97, 18. Terry Nichols-94, 19. Barry Pries Jr.-57, 20. Michael Pickens-54.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:

1. Ronnie Gardner-503, 2. Trey Marcham-463, 3. Jarid Blondel-455, 4. Chad Nichols-343, 5. Alex Schutte-340, 6. Scott Pierovich-288, 7. Nick Chivello-255, 8. Shannon McQueen-203, 9. Chris Ennis-186, 10. Sean Dodenhoff-167, 11. Tyler Dolacki-155, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Christopher Bell-142, 14. Jake Swanson-140, 15. Tanner Thorson-134, 16. Rico Abreu-120, 17. Darin Snider-116, 18. Johnathon Henry-115, 19. Terry Nichols-94, 20. Barry Pries Jr.-57.

BCRA MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:

1. Chad Nichols-1134, 2. Gary Conterno-1014, -. Floyd Alvis-1014, 4. J.R. Williams-924, 5. Nick Chivello-776, 6. Rick Holbrook-664, 7. Darin Snider-616, 8. Bill Lindsey-603, 9. Sean Dodenhoff-595, 10. Shannon McQueen-532, 11. Taylor Simas-489, 12. Barry Pries Jr.-473, 13. Cody Gerhardt-460, 14. Michael Donaldson-401, 15. Tanner Swanson-378, 16. Scott Kinney-376, 17. Rick Cook II-364, 18. Brian Gard-362, 19. Scott Pierovich-362, 20. Alex Schutte-297.

 

 

CHRISTOPHER BELL WINS $10,000 VERMEIL CLASSIC MIDGET FINALE

By Lance Jennings

CALISTOGA, CA – SEPTEMBER 2, 2014... After winning the Saturday USAC/CRA main event, Christopher Bell of Norman, Oklahoma won Sunday’s Midget finale of the “7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic.” Taking the lead from Tanner Thorson on lap twenty-six, Bell’s $10,000 triumph at Calistoga Speedway was the second Honda USAC Western Midget victory of his career. Thorson, Ronnie Gardner, Cody Swanson, and hard charger Nick Chivello followed Bell to the checkered flags.

Racing the Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #71 Toyota-TRD Bullet, Christopher Bell claimed the main event from the fifth starting spot. Qualifying second out of the twenty racers in attendance, Bell ran second to Ronnie Gardner in his heat race. The young driver left Calistoga ranked thirteenth in both the overall and dirt points with one heat race victory, and 26 feature laps led.

Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson took the lead from Trey Marcham on lap fourteen and led twelve circuits before settling into second. Piloting the Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #67 Toyota-TRD Bullet, Thorson was third fast in time trials and won the Saldana Racing Products / Pyrotect Racing Cells Heat Race #3. After two starts, Tanner sits fifteenth in overall points and fourteenth in the dirt series with two heat race victories and two top-10 finishes.

Ronnie Gardner of Norco, California fought hard to score third in the “Louie Vermeil Classic.” Driving the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner qualified fifth overall and won the DJ Safety Heat Race #2. The defending series champion has taken over the overall and dirt series lead with two feature wins, three VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 83 feature laps led.

Norco, California’s Cody Swanson charged to fourth in the Sunday $10,000 finale from eleventh. Racing the family owned #71S Marcie Campbell Realtor / Advanced Racing Suspension Spike, Swanson was eleventh quick in time trials and placed fifth in his heat race. In limited starts, Cody has one heat race victory, and two top-10 finishes in the campaign.

Nick Chivello of Manteca, California earned the night’s “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job honors” with a fifth place run from thirteenth. Piloting the family owned #27 Rodgers Trucking / Vic Hubbard’s Auto Parts Spike, Chivello qualified thirteenth overall and placed third in his heat race. To date, Nick is seventh in the overall series and eleventh in the dirt points with two heat race victories, four top-10 finishes, and 19 feature laps led.

After winning the previous night, Rutherford, California’s Rico Abreu had his bid for a weekend sweep come to an end after a flip ended his night. Uninjured, the tenth place Abreu walked away and claimed the USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature in his second non-winged start. Earlier in the program, the popular driver earned his second VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Award and won the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. In two starts, Rico is sixteenth in the overall points and fifteenth in the dirt series with one hard charger award, two top-10 finishes, and three feature laps led to his credit.

The Honda USAC Western Midgets will clash with the Bay Cities Racing Association at Dennis Gage’s Silver Dollar Speedway on Thursday, September 4th. Held during the famed “Gold Cup Race of Champions,” the event will also showcase the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. For more information, visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com or call 530.350.7275.

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. 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 Honda USAC Western Midget 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:

August 31, 2014 – Calistoga, California – Calistoga Speedway – “Louie Vermeil Classic”

VANLARE STEERING REPAIR TIME TRIALS:

1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.320; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.405; 3. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.416; 4. Shane Golobic, 26, Bock-20.576; 5. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-20.694; 6. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-20.973; 7. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-21.000; 8. Taylor Simas, 62, Bock-21.077; 9. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-21.244; 10. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-21.251; 11. Cody Swanson, 71S, Swanson-21.356; 12. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-21.396; 13. Nick Chivello, 27, Chivello-21.525; 14. Scott Kinney, 27C, Blackwell-21.815; 15. Lance Hallmark, 8H, Hallmark-22.730; 16. Michael Pickens, 25, Rodela-NT; 17. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-NT; 18. Chad Nichols, 17, Nichols-NT; 19. Britton Bock, 35X, Pierovich-NT; 20. David Prickett, 27B, Blackwell-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (8 laps)

1. Abreu, 2. Pierovich, 3. Chivello, 4. Blondel, 5. Golobic. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (8 laps)

1. Gardner, 2. Bell, 3. Simas, 4. Kinney, 5. Swanson, 6. Prickett, 7. Pankratz. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / PYROTECT RACING CELLS HEAT RACE #3: (8 laps)

1. Thorson, 2. Marcham, 3. Schutte, 4. Gard, 5. Hallmark, 6. Nichols. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions)

1. Christopher Bell (5th), 2. Tanner Thorson (4th), 3. Ronnie Gardner (3rd), 4. Cody Swanson (11th), 5. Nick Chivello (13th), 6. Brian Gard (12th), 7. Lance Hallmark (15th), 8. Jarid Blondel (10th), 9. Trey Marcham (2nd), 10. Rico Abreu (6th), 11. Scott Pierovich (1st), 12. Alex Schutte (9th), 13. Taylor Simas (8th), 14. Scott Kinney (14th), 15. Shane Golobic (7th), 16. Randi Pankratz (16th), 17. David Prickett (19th), 18. Britton Bock (18th), 19. Chad Nichols (17th). NT

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*Schutte and Abreu flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Marcham, Laps 14-25 Thorson, Laps 26-30 Bell.

HARD CHARGER: Nick Chivello (13th to 5th).

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINT STANDINGS:

1. Ronnie Gardner-503, 2. Trey Marcham-463, 3. Scott Pierovich-288, 4. Jarid Blondel-292, 5. Alex Schutte-287, 6. Shannon McQueen-203, 7. Chris Ennis-186, 8. Sean Dodenhoff-167, 9. Chad Nichols-156, 10. Tyler Dolacki-155, 11. Nick Chivello-153, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Christopher Bell-142, 14. Tanner Thorson-134, 15. Rico Abreu-120, 16. Johnathon Henry-115, 17. Jake Swanson-97, 18. Terry Nichols-94, 19. Barry Pries Jr.-57, 20. Michael Pickens-54.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:

1. Ronnie Gardner-503, 2. Trey Marcham-463, 3. Jarid Blondel-455, 4. Chad Nichols-343, 5. Alex Schutte-340, 6. Scott Pierovich-288, 7. Nick Chivello-255, 8. Shannon McQueen-203, 9. Chris Ennis-186, 10. Sean Dodenhoff-167, 11. Tyler Dolacki-155, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Christopher Bell-142, 14. Jake Swanson-140, 15. Tanner Thorson-134, 16. Rico Abreu-120, 17. Darin Snider-116, 18. Johnathon Henry-115, 19. Terry Nichols-94, 20. Barry Pries Jr.-57.

BCRA MIDGET POINT STANDINGS:

1. Chad Nichols-1134, 2. Gary Conterno-1014, -. Floyd Alvis-1014, 4. J.R. Williams-924, 5. Nick Chivello-776, 6. Rick Holbrook-664, 7. Darin Snider-616, 8. Bill Lindsey-603, 9. Sean Dodenhoff-595, 10. Shannon McQueen-532, 11. Taylor Simas-489, 12. Barry Pries Jr.-473, 13. Cody Gerhardt-460, 14. Michael Donaldson-401, 15. Tanner Swanson-378, 16. Scott Kinney-376, 17. Rick Cook II-364, 18. Brian Gard-362, 19. Scott Pierovich-362, 20. Alex Schutte-297.

 

 

PENALTIES ASSESSED FOR DuQUOIN SILVER CROWN VIOLATIONS;

BYRNE MAKES DIRT DEBUT SUNDAY AT SPRINGFIELD

The United States Auto Club today announced penalties assessed to three Silver Crown teams for violations during Sunday's "Ted Horn 100" at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds.

The #66 Hardy Boys entry driven by race winner Shane Cockrum was fined $300 and nine car entrant points, while the #77 Chris Urish entry and the #98 Fred Gormly entry driven by Jerry Coons Jr. were each fined $100 and three car entrant points.

The penalties were levied as a result of violations of USAC red-flag competition procedures regarding pit personnel over the wall prior to the issuance of the starter's white flag signifying an "open" pit.

In other series news, David Byrne, who became USAC's 100th different Silver Crown race winner with his July 24 "J.D. Byrider 100" victory at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind., will make his series debut on dirt in this Sunday's "Tony Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Byrne, of Shullsburg, Wisc., will pilot the Truck Country/Bytec Beast/Toyota in the race which was rescheduled for this Sunday after having been rained out August 16.

Byrne's three Silver Crown appearances this year have all produced "top-10" finishes. He was third at Indianapolis in May and 10th at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. in June.

Sunday's Springfield timetable has registration starting at 7 am and practice at 10, followed by qualifying and the 100-lap race.

 

 

RICO ABREU WINS SATURDAY $10,000 LVC MIDGET FEATURE AT CALISTOGA

By Lance Jennings

CALISTOGA, CA – SEPTEMBER 2, 2014... Leading the final three laps, Rutherford, California’s Rico Abreu won the opening night of the “7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic.” The $10,000 Honda USAC Western Midget triumph at Calistoga Speedway was Abreu’s third series victory. Christopher Bell, Tanner Thorson, Shane Golobic, and Ronnie Gardner rounded out the top-five drivers.

Piloting the Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #97 Toyota-TRD Bullet, Rico Abreu set a new track record in VanLare Steering Repair Time Trials, breaking Shannon McQueen’s five year old standard. After out-qualifying the other seventeen racers, Abreu ran second to Tanner Thorson in his heat race and was the night’s hard charger by taking the win from sixth.

Christopher Bell of Norman, Oklahoma led twenty-one laps of the main event before settling into second. Racing the Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #71 Toyota-TRD Bullet, Bell was second quick in time trials and one of four racers to break McQueen’s record. The “Sooner State” driver also won the 8-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2 before winning the USAC/CRA Sprint feature.

Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson scored third in the “Louie Vermeil Classic” preliminary feature. Driving the Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #71 Toyota-TRD Bullet, Thorson completed the team’s podium sweep. The USAC National Midget Series regular qualified fourth overall and won the 8-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1.

Shane Golobic of Fremont, California took fourth in the 30-lap main event at the Napa County Fairgrounds. Piloting Doug Bock’s #26 Hubbard Motorsports / Factory Kahne Shocks Spike, Golobic led the first six laps before falling back to fourth. Earlier in the program, the versatile driver was sixth fast in time trials and placed fourth in his heat race.

Norco, California’s Ronnie Gardner claimed fifth in Saturday’s $10,000-to-win feature. Racing the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner qualified third overall and ran second to Cody Swanson in his heat race. The defending champion entered the LVC finale with two feature wins, three VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, one heat race victory, seven top-10 finishes, and 83 feature laps led.

Cody Swanson of Norco, California raced to victory in the Saldana Racing Products / Pyrotect Racing Cells Heat Race #3. Driving the family owned #71S Marcie Campbell Realtor / Advanced Racing Suspension Spike, Swanson was twelfth quick in time trials scored fifteenth in the feature after an early exit.

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. 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 Honda USAC Western Midget 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: August 30, 2014 – Calistoga, California – Calistoga Speedway – “Louie Vermeil Classic”

VANLARE STEERING REPAIR TIME TRIALS: 1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.159 (New Track Record); 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.245; 3. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-20.371; 4. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.416; 5. Michael Pickens, 25, Rodela-20.642; 6. Shane Golobic, 26, Bock-20.705; 7. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-20.820; 8. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-21.059; 9. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-21.084; 10. Taylor Simas, 62, Bock-21.206; 11. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-21.214; 12. Cody Swanson, 71S, Swanson-21.354; 13. Britton Bock, 67X, Bock-21.464; 14. Johnathon Henry, 17, Nichols-21.656; 15. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-21.748; 16. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-21.817; 17. Lance Hallmark, 8H, Hallmark-22.479; 18. Scott Kinney, 27C, Blackwell-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (8 laps) 1. Thorson, 2. Abreu, 3. Marcham, 4. Simas, 5. Bock, 6. Blondel. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (8 laps) 1. Bell, 2. Pickens, 3. Schutte, 4. Hallmark, 5. Henry, 6. Pankratz. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / PYROTECT RACING CELLS HEAT RACE #3: (8 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. Gardner, 3. Pierovich, 4. Golobic, 5. Gard, 6. Kinney. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Rico Abreu (6th), 2. Christopher Bell (5th), 3. Tanner Thorson (3rd), 4. Shane Golobic (1st), 5. Ronnie Gardner (4th), 6. Michael Pickens (2nd), 7. Alex Schutte (8th), 8. Taylor Simas (10th), 9. Scott Pierovich (9th), 10. Jarid Blondel (15th), 11. Britton Bock (12th), 12. Brian Gard (14th), 13. Lance Hallmark (16th), 14. Trey Marcham (7th), 15. Cody Swanson (11th), 16. Johnathon Henry (13th). NT ---------------------------- *Pankratz flipped during the second heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Golobic, Laps 7-27 Bell, Laps 28-30 Abreu. HARD CHARGER: Rico Abreu (6th to 1st)

 

 

RICO ABREU WINS CALISTOGA’S LOUIE VERMEIL CLASSIC

By Lance Jennings

CALISTOGA, CA – SEPTEMBER 2, 2014... In his second non-winged start, Rico Abreu of Rutherford, California won the finale of “7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic.” Taking the lead from Christopher Bell on lap twenty-two, Abreu claimed Sunday’s $5,000 Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car triumph at Calistoga Speedway. Kevin Thomas Jr., Bell, “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign, and hard charger Colby Copeland followed Rico to the checkered flags.

Piloting his #24 Abreu Vineyards / Stadelhofer Construction machine, Rico Abreu qualified fourth overall out of the twenty-four racers in the pit area. Abreu went on the score the 8-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 victory and sits thirty-fifth in points.

Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. stormed to second in the Louie Vermeil Classic after starting eighth. Racing Keith Ford’s #73X Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Thomas was fifth quick in time trials and placed fifth in his heat race. In limited starts, the USAC National Sprint Car regular is twentieth in points with one heat race victory and three top-10 finishes.

After winning the previous night, Christopher Bell of Norman, Oklahoma ran third in the Sunday main event. Driving Dennis Roth’s #83 Roth Enterprises / Revcon Suspension KPC, Bell qualified second overall, ran second to Ryan Bernal in his heat race, and led 18 laps of the feature. Currently, the USAC Midget regular is twenty-fourth in the standings with 26 feature laps led to his credit.

Sebastopol, California’s “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign raced to fourth at Calistoga from the twelfth starting spot. Piloting Ted Finkenbinder’s #3F Western Industrial X-Ray Eagle, Ensign was twelfth fast in time trials and placed third in his heat race. In limited starts, the former USAC Western Classic Champion sits thirty-third in the point chase with two top-10 finishes.

Bradley Terrell of Sebastopol, California charged to fifth in the 30-lap feature from sixteenth. Racing the family owned #43 Millhouse Glass / Papa Enterprises A.R.T., Terrell qualified sixteenth overall and placed fifth in his heat race. To date, the Petaluma regular is forty-fourth in the point chase with one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award and two top-10 finishes on the year.

Roseville, California’s Colby Copeland earned the night’s Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” with a sixth place run from eighteenth. Driving Annette VanLare’s #5V Bianchi Farms / VanLare Steering Repair ART, Copeland was eighteenth quick in time trials and took fifth in his heat race. The versatile driver has climbed to seventeenth in the points with four top-10 finishes in the campaign.

Ryan Bernal of Hollister, California won the night’s 8-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Piloting Mike Phulps #56 Tri-L Mandarin Ranch / Core Power ART, Bernal qualified eleventh overall and scored seventeenth in the main event. Currently, the defending USAC Western Classic Champion is twelfth in the standings with three heat race victories, three top-10 finishes, and 12 feature laps led.

Concord, California’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner won the Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. Racing Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner was sixth fast in time trials and claimed tenth in the main event. To date, the point leader has a 176-point advantage with seven feature wins, five Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, twelve heat race victories, thirteen top-10 finishes, and 154 feature laps led to his credit.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will travel to Dennis Gage’s Silver Dollar Speedway on Thursday, September 4th, for the third round of the “California Sprint Week.” Held during the famed “Gold Cup Race of Champions,” the event will also showcase the Honda USAC Western and Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets. For more information, visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com or call 530.350.7275.

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: August 31, 2014 – Calistoga, California – Calistoga Speedway – “California Sprint Week” / “Louie Vermeil Classic”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-19.589; 2. Christopher Bell, 83, Roth-20.040; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-20.049; 4. Rico Abreu, 24, Abreu-20.060; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73X, Ford-20.219; 6. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-20.222; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-20.276; 8. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-20.284; 9. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-20.318; 10. Bud Kaeding, 69, Bowman-20.323; 11. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-20.346; 12. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-20.386; 13. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-20.486; 14. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-20.510; 15. Robert Ballou, 73, Ford-20.548; 16. Bradley Terrell,43, Terrell-20.801; 17. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-20.822; 18. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-20.938; 19. Tim Barber, 3T, Finkenbinder-21.272; 20. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-21.382; 21. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-21.490; 22. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-21.557; 23. Terry Schank, 1, Gleeson-21.574; 24. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-21.992.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (8 laps) 1. Abreu, 2. Mitchell, 3. Roa, 4. Kaeding, 5. Terrell, 6. Johnson, 7. Barber, 8. Brenton. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (8 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Bell, 3. Swanson, 4. A.Williams, 5. Thomas, 6. Schank, 7. Hawkins, 8. Hall. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Ballou, 3. Ensign, 4. C.Williams, 5. Copeland, 6. L.Williams, 7. Gansen, 8. Spencer. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Rico Abreu (4th), 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (8th), 3. Christopher Bell (5th), 4. Geoff Ensign (12th), 5. Bradley Terrell (16th), 6. Colby Copeland (18th), 7. Cody Williams (9th), 8. Mike Spencer (7th), 9. Matt Mitchell (6th), 10. Damion Gardner (3rd), 11. D.J. Johnson (13th), 12. Terry Schank (23rd), 13. Marty Hawkins (20th), 14. Logan Williams (21st), 15. Scott Hall (17th), 16. Adam Brenton (22nd), 17. Ryan Bernal (11th), 18. Tim Barber (19th), 19. Chris Gansen (24th), 20. Robert Ballou (15th), 21. Brody Roa (2nd), 22. Jake Swanson (14th), 23. Austin Williams (1st), 24. Bud Kaeding (10th). NT --------------------------- **A.Williams & Ballou flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 A.Williams, Laps 4-21 Bell, Laps 22-30 Abreu. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Colby Copeland (18th to 6th)

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Damion Gardner-899, 2. Mike Spencer-723, 3. Nic Faas-628, 4. Matt Mitchell-622, 5. Brody Roa-573, 6. Cody Williams-566, 7. Austin Williams-554, 8. Jake Swanson-505, 9. Richard Vander Weerd-471, 10. Cory Kruseman-381, 11. Logan Williams-373, 12. Ryan Bernal-298, 13. Chris Gansen-271, 14. Gary Taylor-263, 15. Jace Vander Weerd-240, 16. A.J. Bender-199, 17. Colby Copeland-198, --. Cody Swanson-198, --. Ronnie Gardner-198, 20. Kevin Thomas Jr.-178.

 

CHRISTOPHER BELL STRIKES GOLD AT CALISTOGA

By Lance Jennings

CALISTOGA, CA – SEPTEMBER 1, 2014... After electrical issues sidelined Ryan Bernal, Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell won the opening night of the “7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic.” Saturday’s $5,000 Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car triumph at Calistoga Speedway was Bell’s first series win. “The Demon” Damion Gardner, Rico Abreu, Brody Roa, and “The Madman” Robert Ballou followed Bell to the checkered flags.

Outside front row starter Mike Spencer led the first ten circuits before Bernal took command. Looking for his first win of the season, the defending USAC Western Classic Champion led until Bell grabbed the top spot on lap fourteen. Bernal regained the lead and set to run away from the field until action was halted for a Bud Kaeding flip. Ryan’s car failed to restart and Bell took over and claimed the Calistoga win in his first USAC/CRA start.

Racing Dennis Roth’s #51T Roth Enterprises / Revcon Suspension KPC, Christopher Bell qualified third overall out of the twenty-five racers in the pit area. The USAC Midget veteran ran fourth in his heat race before giving Roth his third USAC/CRA win as a car owner.

Concord, California’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner claimed second in the 30-lap feature. Driving Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner earned his 58th career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and won the 8-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Heading to the Sunday LVC finale, the point leader has seven feature wins, five Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, twelve top-10 finishes, and 154 feature laps led.

In his first non-wing start, Rico Abreu of Rutherford, California charged to third at Calistoga Speedway after starting ninth. Piloting his #24 Abreu Vineyards / Stadelhofer Construction machine, Abreu was ninth fast in time trials and ran second to Robert Ballou in his heat race. Rico also won the companion $10,000 USAC Western Midget feature.

Huntington Beach, California’s Brody Roa took fourth in the Saturday night feature after starting seventh. Racing the BR Performance #91R HD Industries / Burris Racing Maxim, Roa qualified seventh overall and ran second to Damion Gardner in his heat race. To date, the former Wagsdash Champion has five heat race victories, one Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win, one Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, and eight top-10 finishes in 2014.

Driving Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, “The Madman” Robert Ballou of Rocklin, California stormed to fifth at Calistoga from twelfth. Ballou was twelfth quick in time trials and won the 8-lap Saldana Racing Products / Circle Track Performance Heat Race #3. In two starts, Kevin has two top-10 finishes.

Sebastopol, California’s Bradley Terrell earned the night’s Keizer Wheels / Racing Optics “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” with a tenth place run from twentieth. Piloting the family owned #43 Millhouse Glass / Papa Enterprises A.R.T., Terrell qualified twentieth, ran seventh in his heat race, and was the highest finishing 360 in the main event.

Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Alabama took the victory in the 8-lap DJ Safety Heat Race #2. Racing Keith Ford’s #73X Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Thomas was eighth fast in time trials and placed seventh in 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: August 30, 2014 – Calistoga, California – Calistoga Speedway - “California Sprint Week” / “Louie Vermeil Classic”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY TIME TRIALS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-19.453; 2. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-19.802; 3. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-20.003; 4. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-20.042; 5. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-20.085; 6. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-20.101; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-20.187; 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73X, Ford-20.344; 9. Rico Abreu, 24, Abreu-20.364; 10. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-20.401; 11. Bud Kaeding, 24, Bowman-20.409; 12. Robert Ballou, 73, Ford-20.421; 13. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-20.580; 14. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-20.603; 15. Tim Barber, 3T, Finkenbinder-20.737; 16. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-20.810; 17. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-20.891; 18. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-20.943; 19. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-21.131; 20. Bradley Terrell, 43, Terrell-21.159; 21. Terry Schank, 1, Gleeson-21.183; 22. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-21.638; 23. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-21.645; 24. Trevor Schmid, 2X, Schmid-21.739; 25. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-21.950.

EXTREME MUFFLERS HEAT RACE #1: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Roa, 3. Swanson, 4. C.Williams, 5. Copeland, 6. Ensign, 7. Hawkins, 8. L.Williams, 9. Gansen. NT

DJ SAFETY HEAT RACE #2: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Spencer, 3. Mitchell, 4. Kaeding, 5. Johnson, 6. Hall, 7. Terrell, 8. Brenton. NT

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #3: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Abreu, 3. Bernal, 4. Bell, 5. A.Williams, 6. Barber, 7. Schank, 8. Schmid. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Christopher Bell (4th), 2. Damion Gardner (6th), 3. Rico Abreu (9th), 4. Brody Roa (7th), 5. Robert Ballou (12th), 6. Matt Mitchell (5th), 7. Kevin Thomas Jr. (8th), 8. Mike Spencer (2nd), 9. Colby Copeland (13th), 10. Bradley Terrell (20th), 11. Cody Williams (16th), 12. D.J. Johnson (14th), 13. Tim Barber (15th), 14. Austin Williams (18th), 15. Logan Williams (22nd), 16. Terry Schank (21st), 17. Chris Gansen (25th), 18. Jake Swanson (3rd), 19. Adam Brenton (23rd), 20. Ryan Bernal (1st), 21. Bud Kaeding (11th), 22. Geoff Ensign (10th), 23. Scott Hall (17th), 24. Marty Hawkins (19th), 25. Trevor Schmid (24th). NT --------------------------- **Kaeding flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Spencer, Laps 11-13 Bernal, Lap 14 Bell, Laps 15-23 Bernal, Laps 24-30 Bell. KEIZER WHEELS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Bradley Terrell (20th to 10th)

 

 

START TO FINISH, R.J. JOHNSON WINS AT SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO SPEEDWAY

By Lance Jennings

LAS CRUCES, NM – SEPTEMBER 1, 2014... Leading all thirty-laps, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona won the second round the USAC SouthWest-NMMRA Sprint Car “Border Tour.” Saturday’s $1,500 triumph at Southern New Mexico Speedway was Johnson’s eighth win of the campaign. “The Kid” Tye Mihocko, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Josh Pelkey, and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. rounded out the top-five drivers.

Racing Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson won the night’s first 10-lap heat race and the scored the feature win from second. Ranked fifth in the nightly passing points, the defending champion sailed to his nineteenth career USAC SouthWest victory. Heading to Tularosa, Johnson has ten heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-two top-10 finishes, and 134 feature laps led to his credit.

Peoria, Arizona’s “The Kid” Tye Mihocko had one of his best nights of the season with a second place run from sixth. Piloting the family owned #5 RSS Industries / Old World Brewery RSS, Mihocko ran second to Johnson in his heat race and was the night’s high point driver. “The Kid” left Southern New Mexico Speedway with two heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, and twelve top-10 finishes.

After scoring fifteenth at El Paso, “The Magic Man” Mike Martin of Yuma, Arizona rebounded to take third at Las Cruces. Driving his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin won the night’s third 10-lap heat race and ranked second in passing points. Heading to Tularosa, the former Hall of Fame Classic winner has one feature win, three heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led.

Peoria, Arizona’s Josh Pelkey raced to fourth at Southern New Mexico Speedway from eighth. Piloting Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey won the night’s fourth heat race and ranked eighth in passing points. The 1997 ASCA Champion has three feature wins, four heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-three top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led on the season.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Arizona sliced his way to fifth at Las Cruces after starting tenth. Racing the Massey Motorsports #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis ran second to Matt Rossi in his heat race and placed tenth in passing points. The five-time Arizona Sprint Car Champion left Las Cruces with three feature wins, twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, nineteen top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led.

Phoenix, Arizona’s Shon Deskins earned his first “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with a seventh place run from sixteenth. Driving his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry, the veteran driver was third in his heat race and sixteenth in passing points. Heading to Tularosa, the May 3rd Prescott Valley winner has six heat race victories, seventeen top-10 finishes, and 59 feature laps led on the season.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix, Arizona won the program’s second 10-lap heat race. Piloting the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi ranked seventh in the nightly passing points and scored fourteenth in the main event. Matt left Las Cruces with three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, eleven top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the season.

Peralta, New Mexico’s Ronnie Smith took the victory in the night’s first 12-lap semi-main. Racing his #19R Flash Auto Engine & Dyno / Tim Palmer Graphic Design entry, Smith was fourth in his heat race and scored twenty-first in the main event.

Stephen Nix of Santa Fe, New Mexico claimed the program’s second 12-lap semi-main. Driving the #52NM Hal Burns Trucking / Kuckmen Pump & Power machine, Nix ran fifth in his heat race and scored eleventh in the feature after starting eighteenth.

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 (co-sanctioned by NMMRA): August 30, 2014 – Las Cruces, New Mexico – Southern New Mexico Speedway – “Border Tour"

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 4. Ronnie Smith (#19R Smith), 5. Stephen Nix (#52NM Nix), 6. Robert Herrera (#9 Herrera), 7. Danny Lee (#7X), 8. Kristy Smith (#4L Smith), 9. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Randy Smith (#26 Smith), 6. Michael Fanelli (#38 Fanelli), 7. Dillon Tanner (#11W West), 8. Stephen Spiak (#17X Spiak), 9. Matthew Cardienas (#7M Cardienas). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Jesse Baker (#22 Baker), 4. Matt Ziehl (#36DD Ziehl), 5. Don Grable (#148NM Grable), 6. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson), 7. Tyler Jackson (#2 Jackson), 8. Derek DeMartino (#995 Derek DeMartino). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Bo Baker (#22NM Baker), 5. James Hatch (#41NM Hatch), 6. David Dykes (#55NM Dykes), 7. Kyle McCutcheon (#7L McCutcheon), 8. Joseph Hernandez (#5H Hernandez). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Ro.Smith, 2. Grable, 3. Fanelli, 4. Kesterson, 5. Cardenias, 6. Spiak, 7. Kr.Smith, 8. Lee. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Nix, 2. Tanner, 3. Dykes, 4. Hatch, 5. Aragon, 6. Herrera, 7. McCutcheon, 8. DeMartino. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. R.J. Johnson (2nd), 2. Tye Mihocko (6th), 3. Mike Martin (5th), 4. Josh Pelkey (8th), 5. Charles Davis Jr. (10th), 6. Josh Hodges (11th), 7. Shon Deskins (16th), 8. Bo Baker (12th), 9. Jesse Baker (13th), 10. Randy Smith (15th), 11. Stephen Nix (18th), 12. Don Grable (19th), 13. Brian Hosford (9th), 14. Matt Rossi (7th), 15. Michael Curtis (1st), 16. Nick Aiuto (3rd), 17. Dillon Tanner (20th), 18. Michael Fanelli (21st), 19. Kyle McCutcheon (23rd), 20. Matt Ziehl (14th), 21. Ronnie Smith (17th), 22. David Dykes (22nd), 23. Andy Reinbold (4th), 24. Katherine Aragon (24th), NT. --------------------------- **Hernandez flipped during fourth heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 R.J. Johnson. HARD CHARGER: Shon Deskins (16th to 7th)

 

 

R.J. JOHNSON SCORES EL PASO “BORDER TOUR” VICTORY WITH LAST LAP PASS

By Lance Jennings

EL PASO, TX – SEPTEMBER 1, 2014... R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona won Friday’s opening round of the USAC-NMMRA “Border Tour” at El Paso Speedway Park. Johnson passed Shon Deskins on the last lap to earn the $1,500 triumph and his seventh USAC SouthWest Sprint Car win of 2014. Deskins, Matt Rossi, Josh Hodges, and Tye Mihocko followed the defending champion to the checkered flags.

Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, R.J. Johnson won the night’s first 10-lap heat race and was the high point driver. Starting sixth in the feature, the point leader stormed to his series leading eighteenth victory. R.J. left El Paso with nine heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty-one top-10 finishes, and 104 feature laps led.

Starting on the outside of the front row, Phoenix, Arizona’s Shon Deskins led twenty-nine laps before claiming second. Racing his #20 MP Environmental / Spike Chassis entry, the veteran driver ran second to Josh Hodges in his heat race and ranked fifth in passing points. Heading to Las Cruces, the May 3rd Prescott Valley winner has six heat race victories, sixteen top-10 finishes, and 59 feature laps led to his credit.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix, Arizona had a solid night at El Paso Speedway Park with a third place finish from fifth. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi ran second to Rick Ziehl in his heat race and placed second in the night’s passing points. Matt left El Paso with two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, eleven top-10 finishes, and 28 feature laps led on the year.

Tijeras, New Mexico’s Josh Hodges scored fourth in the USAC-NMMRA main event. Piloting the family owned #74X Parts Plus / Mesilla Valley Transportation Maxim, Hodges won the program’s second 10-lap heat race and ranked third in passing points. Heading to Las Cruces, the young driver has two heat race victories, one hard charger award, nine top-10 finishes, and 24 feature laps led in SouthWest competition.

“The Kid” Tye Mihocko of Peoria, Arizona charged to fifth at El Paso after starting twelfth. Racing the family owned #5 RSS Industries / Old World Brewery RSS, Mihocko took third in his heat race and seated twelfth in the nightly passing points. “The Kid” left El Paso with two heat race victories, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, and eleven top-10 finishes.

Cottonwood, Arizona’s Michael Curtis earned his second “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with an eleventh place run from twenty-second. Driving the Turner/Wheeler owned #11C DAR Racing / JT Engineering Maxim, Curtis ran sixth in his heat race and took third in the second semi-main. Heading to Las Cruces, Michael has one heat race victory and four top-10 finishes on the season.

“The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, New Mexico won the night’s third 10-lap heat race. Piloting John Ziehl’s #20Z Lucas Oil / Bay Hayes Motorsports Maxim, the multi-time ASCS Champion ranked fourth in passing points and scored nineteenth in the main event. In SouthWest competition, “The Real Deal” has two heat race victories, four top-10 finishes, and 23 feature laps led.

Making his first USAC SouthWest start of 2014, Gary Gonzales raced his #98NM machine to victory in the fourth 10-lap heat race. Placing eighth in passing points, Gonzales started eighth in the main event before claiming twenty-first after an early exit.

“The Magic Man Mike Martin of Yuma, Arizona raced to victory in the first 12-lap semi-main. Piloting his #16 PPG Professional Paints / Desert Building Materials Maxim, Martin took fifth in his heat race and scored fifteenth in the main event. “The Magic Man left El Paso with one feature win, six heat race victories, two semi-main wins, one hard charger award, fourteen top-10 finishes, and 31 feature laps led on the year.

Farmington, New Mexico’s Jason Grady won the second 12-lap semi-main. Driving his #45 RSS Industries / Revis Auto Finish RSS, Grady ran eighth in his heat race and charged to tenth in the feature from eighteenth.

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 (co-sanctioned by NMMRA): August 29, 2014 – El Paso, Texas – El Paso Speedway Park – “Border Tour"

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Robert Herrera (#9 Herrera), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Don Grable (#148N Grable), 8. Jason Grady (#45 Grady), 9. Matt Ziehl (#36DD Ziehl). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Jesse Baker (#22 Baker), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon), 7. Joseph Hernandez (#5H Hernandez), 8. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 9. Danny Lee (#7X Lee). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Rick Ziehl (#20Z Ziehl), 2. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Bo Baker (#22NM Baker), 5. Michael Fanelli (#38 Fanelli), 6. Matthew Cardienas (#7M Cardienas), 7. Stephen Spiak (#17X Spiak), 8. Kristy Smith (#4L Smith). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gary Gonzales (#98NM Gonzales), 2. Randy Smith (#26 Smith), 3. Dillon Tanner (#11W West), 4. Stephen Nix (#52NM Nix), 5. James Hatch (#41NM Hatch), 6. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson), 7. Ronnie Smith (#19R Smith), 8. David Dykes (#55M Dykes). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Hosford, 3. Grable, 4. M.Ziehl, 5. Fanelli, 6. Aragon, 7. Hernandez, 8. K.Smith, 9. Lee. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Grady, 2. Cardienas, 3. Curtis, 4. Hatch, 5. Ro.Smith, 6. Reinbold, 7. Kesterson, 8. Spiak, 9. Dykes. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. R.J. Johnson (6th), 2. Shon Deskins (2nd), 3. Matt Rossi (5th), 4. Josh Hodges (4th), 5. Tye Mihocko (12th), 6. Jesse Baker (7th), 7. Randy Smith (11th), 8. Bo Baker (14th), 9. Brian Hosford (19th), 10. Jason Grady (18th), 11. Michael Curtis (22nd), 12. Dillon Tanner (13th), 13. Nick Aiuto (16th), 14. Josh Pelkey (1st), 15. Mike Martin (17th), 16. Matthew Cardienas (20th), 17. Don Grable (21st), 18. Stephen Nix (15th), 19. Rick Ziehl (3rd), 20. Charles Davis Jr. (10th), 21. Gary Gonzales (8th), 22. Robert Herrera (9th). NT --------------------------- **Davis flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-29 Shon Deskins, Lap 30 R.J. Johnson. HARD CHARGER: Michael Curtis (22nd to 11th)

 

 

HPDs IN ACTION IN WASHINGTON & CALIFORNIA;

PATERSON, BUCKLEY TAKE LVMS FEATURES; SPEEDROME CANCELLED

Washington and California host USAC HPD Midget events this week, with drivers Chase Goetz (Washington), Shawn Buckley and Ashley Hazelton (Western) atop the latest series standings.

Goetz leads the Washington contingent to Saturday's race at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon. Buckley (overall) and Hazelton (dirt) will try to protect respective leads in the Western series as it visits Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway Saturday.

Tom Paterson of San Martin, Calif. scored his initial USAC feature victory Saturday night in the 30-lap USAC Western HPD Midget race at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway's Bullring. He passed Buckley on lap 10 and led the rest of the way to beat Christine Breckenridge, Jeff Kelley, Buckley and Toni Breidinger.

Buckley, of Simi Valley, Calif., led all 30 laps to win Sunday night's feature at LVMS. Kelley took second ahead of Breckenridge, Toni Breidinger and Paterson.

Last Saturday night's Midwest Pavement HPD Midget race at the Indianapolis (Ind.) Speedrome was cancelled.

2014 HPD USAC Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-254, 2-Cory Elliott-219, 3-Marvin Mitchell-169, 4-Wally Pankratz-135, 5-Cody Jessop-112, 6-Shawn Buckley-111, 7-Sean Watts-74, 8-Randi Pankratz-69, 9-Courtney Crone-64, 10-Davey Marcotte-60.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-977, 2-Toni Breidinger-646, 3-Ashley Hazelton-571, 4-Christine Breckenridge-562, 5-Annie Breidinger-539, 6-Joel Rayborne-535, 7-Cody Jessop-505, 8-Tom Paterson-469, 9-Dylan Nobile-427, 10-Jeff Kelley-392.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-866, 2-Toni Breidinger-646, 3-Christine Breckenridge-562, 4-Annie Breidinger-539, 5-Joel Rayborne-535, 6-Tom Paterson-469, 7-Dylan Nobile-427, 8-Cody Jessop-393, 9-Jeff Kelley-392, 10-Ashley Hazelton-317.

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.

 

 

CHICO'S "GOLD CUP" LOOMS FOR MIDGETS THURSDAY;

BELL, ABREU GRAB "VERMEIL" MIDGET WINS AT CALISTOGA

Defending Honda USAC Western Midget Champion Ronnie Gardner leads the series to this Thursday night's "Gold Cup" race at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. He has a 40-point lead over Trey Marcham in the current standings after last week's races at Calistoga Calif.

Honda USAC National Midget point leader Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. and teammates Christopher Bell and Tanner Thorson "swept" the podium Saturday night in the opening night of the 7th "Louie Vermeil Classic" at Calistoga Speedway. Abreu passed Bell on lap 28 and led the final three laps in his Toyota TRD Bullet/Speedway Toyota. Bell was second and Thorson third ahead of Shane Golobic and Gardner, who swept into the Western point lead as a result. Golobic led the first six laps and Bell the next 21 before Abreu's winning move.

Bell, of Norman, OK, won Sunday night's 30-lap "Vermeil" Midget finale at Calistoga. Bell passed teammate Thorson on lap 26 and led the final five laps in his Toyota TRD Bullet/Speedway Toyota. Thorson was second ahead of Gardner, Cody Swanson and Nick Chivello. Marcham led the first 13 laps and Thorson led the next 12 before Bell went to the front.

Gardner was the winner of last year's "Gold Cup" Midget race at Silver Dollar.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-503, 2-Trey Marcham-463, 3-Scott Pierovich-318, 4-Jarid Blondel-292, 5-Alex Schutte-287, 6-Shannon McQueen-203, 7-Chris Ennis-186, 8-Sean Dodenhoff-167, 9-Chad Nichols-156, 10-Tyler Dolacki-155.

2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings:1-Ronnie Gardner-503, 2-Trey Marcham-463, 3-BJarid londel-455, 4-Chad Nichols-343, 5-Alex Schutte-340, 6-Scott Pierovich-327, 7-Shannon McQueen-203, 8-Nick Chivello-201, 9-Chris Ennis-186, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-185,

 

 

ARIZONA SPEEDWAY HOSTS SW SPRINTS SATURDAY;

POINT LEADER JOHNSON "SWEEPS" SOUTHWEST "BORDER TOUR"

Arizona Speedway hosts the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars this Saturday night in Queen Creek. If past performances are any indication it could be another great night for series point leader R.J. Johnson of Phoenix.

Johnson has been sensational in recent weeks, winning six of the last eight Southwest features, including a "clean sweep" of last week's "Border Tour" in Texas and New Mexico.

The victories began last week on Friday night at El Paso (Texas) Speedway Park where Johnson passed Shon Deskins on the final lap for the 30-lap win in his Michaels entry to beat Deskins, Matt Rossi, Josh Hodges and Tye Michocko.

On Saturday Johnson led all 30 laps at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, beating Mihocko, Mike Martin, Josh Pelkey and Charles Davis Jr. to the checkered flag.

Sunday saw another wire-to-wire victory for Johnson at Tularosa (N.M.) Speedway where he beat Davis, Pelkey, Matt Rossi and Mihocko.

Johnson now enjoys a 119-point lead over Pelkey in the latest standings going into the race at Queen Creek. Davis stands just two points back of Pelkey.

2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Standings: 1-R.J. Johnson-955, 2-Josh Pelkey-836, 3-Charles Davis Jr.-834, 4-Shon Deskins-788, 5-Matt Rossi-731, 6-Mike Martin-697, 7-Tye Mihocko-696, 8-Nick Aiuto-533, 9-Andy Reinbold-513, 10-Michael Curtis-498.

 

 

3 "CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK" FINALES THIS WEEK;

BELL, ABREU SHARE "VERMEIL" SPRINT GLORY AT CALISTOGA

The 2014 "California Sprint Week" concludes this week with races at Chico, Watsonville and Santa Maria, Calif. Thursday's "Gold Cup" race is at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, while Friday's race is at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville and Saturday's race is at Santa Maria Speedway.

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. continues to lead the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car series with a 126-point cushion over Mike Spencer after last week's 7th "Louie Vermeil Classic" races at Calistoga, Calif.

Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla. passed Ryan Bernal on the 24th lap and led the rest of the way to claim Saturday night's 30-lap "Vermeil" feature at Calistoga Speedway in his Dennis Roth Revcon Suspension/Southern Pacific Farms KPC. The race featured five official lead changes as Bell was trailed by Gardner, Rico Abreu, Brody Roa and Robert Ballou. Spencer led the first 10 laps, Bernal led three, Bell led one, Bernal led the next nine, then Bell took over for good.

Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. wheeled his Abreu Vineyards sprinter to victory in Sunday night's Calistoga 30-lapper. He led the final nine laps after passing Bell on lap 22. Austin Williams led the first three laps and Bell led the next 18. Kevin Thomas Jr. took second at the checkered flag ahead of Bell, Geoff Ensign and Bradley Terrell.

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings:1-Damion Gardner-849, 2-Mike Spencer-723, 3-Nic Faas-628, 4-Matt Mitchell-622, 5-Brody Roa-573, 6-Cody Williams-566, 7-Austin Williams-554, 8-Jake Swanson-505, 9-Richard Vander Weerd-471, 10-Cory Kruseman-381.

 

 

DMA RACE #10 SATURDAY AT BEAR RIDGE

This Saturday night's USAC DMA Midget race at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt. will be another test for series point leader Adam Pierson, who will try to score his 10th consecutive "podium" finish this season. He has augmented his seven feature wins with two seconds!

As a results his point lead is a comfortable 151 points over runner-up Josh Sunn, who has a trio of second-place finishes despite not winning this season.

Looming on the horizon on September 20 is a "double" points race before the series wraps up September 27.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-793, 3-Josh Sunn-642, 3-Scott Viets-598, 4-Scott Holcomb-557, 5-Mike Chaffee-507, 6-Joe Krawiec-498, 7-Dean Christensen-492, 8-Ray Miller-492, 9-Adam Whitney-458, 10-Jeff Champagne-442.

 

 

SPRINTS EYE SEPTEMBER 13 "HAUBSTADT HUSTLER";

TERRE HAUTE'S "HURTUBISE CLASSIC" RESET FOR SEPTEMBER 18

The September 13 "Haubstadt Hustler" co-sanctioned USAC and MSCS Sprint race is next on the calendar for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint cars after rains washed out last Friday night's "Jim Hurtubise Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

The Terre Haute race has been rescheduled for Thursday night, September 18.

Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. continues to lead the series standings by five points over Brady Bacon, with Bryan Clauson just 40 points out of the lead.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Dave Darland-1,520, 2-Brady Bacon-1,515, 3-Bryan Clauson-1,480, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,428, 5-Chase Stockon-1,297, 6-Justin Grant-1,230, 7-Chris Windom-1,206, 8-Tracy Hines-1,195, 9-Robert Ballou-1,085, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,067

 

 

"TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100" SUNDAY AT SPRINGFIELD;

COCKRUM SCORES "LOCAL" TED HORN 100 VICTORY

The unpredictable USAC Silver Crown Championship Series returns to the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield Sunday for the "Tony Bettenhausen 100," a race rained out on August 16.

Kody Swanson, Tracy Hines and defending series champion Bobby East are locked in a tight point race entering Sunday's eighth race of the 2014 campaign. Races remain at Rossburg, Ohio September 20 and Syracuse, N.Y. October 11 after Sunday's event.

Swanson takes a slim 19-point lead over Hines into the Springfield 100-miler, while East sits just 42 points in arrears with 66 points available Sunday.

Last Sunday's "Ted Horn 100" at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds produced an epic battle for the ages as numerous drivers engaged in challenges for the lead, resulting in an extremely-popular victory for first-time series winner Shane Cockrum of nearby Benton, Ill.

Cockrum was the last if five race leaders and grabbed the lead 11 circuits from the end when Chris Windom executed an end-over-end flip in turn two on lap 90. He was uninjured, as was Dave Darland, who flipped on lap 65 while battling with Jerry Coons Jr. after having led for 15 laps.

Cockrum actually led 41 of the final 44 laps in his Marion Undergrounds/Shane Wade Enterprises Beast/Chevy. He was trailed at eh checkered flag by Levi Jones, who was making his return to the series after a year's hiatus and came from 13th starting spot in the 23-car field.

Brady Bacon, Hines and A.J. Fike rounded out the "top-five" at the finish. Other leaders included East, who led 8 of the first 41 laps, Swanson, who led 23 laps, and Windom, who led three laps before his flip.

Swanson stopped on the backstretch on lap 52 but was able to rejoin the race and finished 13th.

Former "Tony Bettenhausen 100" winners expected to compete Sunday at Springfield include two-time and defending winner A.J. Fike, Hines, Darland and Russ Gamester.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-417, 2-Tracy Hines-398, 3-Bobby East-375, 4-Chris Windom-313, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-261, 6-Jacob Wilson-240, 7-Caleb Armstrong-215, 8-A.J. Fike-212, 9-Shane Cockrum-201, 10-Dave Darland-194.

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

August 31, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.716; 2. Jeff Kelley, 55, Kelley-15.746; 3. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.792; 4. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-15.868; 5. Ashley Hazelton, 32, Hazelton-15.889; 6. Tom Paterson, 9, Paterson-15.895; 7. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-16.013; 8. Joel Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-16.145; 9. Marina Turner, 11, Turner-16.268; 10. Dezel West, 2, West-16.909.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Buckley, 2. Breckenridge, 3. Hazelton, 4. A.Breidinger, 5. Turner. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. T.Breidinger, 2. Paterson, 3. Kelley, 4. Rayborne, 5. West. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Shawn Buckley, 2. Jeff Kelley, 3. Christine Breckenridge, 4. Toni Breidinger, 5. Tom Paterson, 6. Annie Breidinger, 7. Marina Turner, 8. Joel Rayborne, 9. Dezel West, 10. Ashley Hazelton. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Buckley.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-866, 2-.Breidinger-646, 3-Breckenridge-562, 4-A.Breidinger-539, 5-Rayborne-535, 6-Paterson-469, 7-Dylan Nobile-427, 8-Cody Jessop-393, 9-Kelley-392, 10-Hazelton-317.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-977, 2-T.Breidinger-646, 3-Hazelton-571, 4-Breckenridge-562, 5-A.Breidinger-539, 6-Rayborne-535, 7-Cody Jessop-505, 8-Paterson-469, 9-Dylan Nobile-427, 10-Kelley-392.

NEXT HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE: September 13 - Madera (CA) Speedway

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS (co-sanctioned by NMMRA):

August 31, 2014 – Tularosa, New Mexico – Tularosa Speedway – “Border Tour"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Kyle McCutcheon (#7L McCutcheon), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 5. Don Grable (#148N Grable), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. David Dykes (#55NM Dykes), 8. Bo Baker (#22NM Baker). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Matthew Cardienas (#7M Cardienas), 5. Dillon Tanner (#11W West), 6. Stephen Spiak (#17X Spiak), 7. Stephen Nix (#52NM Nix), 8. Jesse Baker (#22 Baker). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 2. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 3. Robert Herrera (#9 Herrera), 4. Matt Ziehl (#36DD), 5. Michael Fanelli (#38 Fanelli), 6. Randy Smith (#26 Smith), 7. Chuck Jackson (#99 Jackson), 8. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 3. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 4. Jame Hatch (#41NM Hatch), 5. Ronnie Smith (#19R Smith), 6. Danny Lee (#7X), 7. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson), 8. Kristy Smith (#4L Smith). NT

FIRST SEMI: (10 laps) 1. Curtis, 2. Grable, 3. J.Baker, 4. Fanelli, 5. Dykes, 6. K.Smith, 7. Spiak, 8. Ra.Smith. NT

SECOND SEMI: (10 laps) 1. Hatch, 2. Nix, 3. B.Baker, 4. Ro.Smith, 5. Lee, 6. Kesterson, 7. Aragon, 8. Jackson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. Josh Pelkey, 4. Matt Rossi, 5. Tye Mihocko, 6. Nick Aiuto, 7. Josh Hodges, 8. Shon Deskins, 9. Don Grable, 10. Kyle McCutcheon, 11. Brian Hosford, 12. Mike Martin, 13. Michael Curtis, 14. Jesse Baker, 15. Andy Reinbold, 16. Stephen Nix, 17. Matt Ziehl, 18. Matthew Cardienas, 19. Robert Herrera, 20. James Hatch, 21. Dillon Tanner, 22. Bo Baker. NT

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**Ra.Smith & Spiak flipped during the first semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Johnson.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: September 6 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

 

 

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS:

August 31, 2014 – Calistoga, California – Calisotga Speedway – “Louie Vermeil Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.320; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.405; 3. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.416; 4. Shane Golobic, 26, Bock-20.576; 5. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-20.694; 6. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-20.973; 7. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-21.000; 8. Taylor Simas, 62, Bock-21.077; 9. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-21.244; 10. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-21.251; 11. Cody Swanson, 71S, Swanson-21.356; 12. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-21.396; 13. Nick Chivello, 27, Chivello-21.525; 14. Scott Kinney, 27C, Blackwell-21.815; 15. Lance Hallmark, 8H, Hallmark-22.730; 16. Michael Pickens, 25, Rodela-NT; 17. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-NT; 18. Chad Nichols, 17, Nichols-NT; 19. Britton Bock, 35X, Pierovich-NT; 20. David Prickett, 27B, Blackwell-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Abreu, 2. Pierovich, 3. Chivello, 4. Blondel, 5. Golobic. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Bell, 3. Simas, 4. Kinney, 5. Swanson, 6. Prickett, 7. Pankratz. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thorson, 2. Marcham, 3. Schutte, 4. Gard, 5. Hallmark, 6. Nichols. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Tanner Thorson,3. Ronnie Gardner, 4. Cody Swanson, 5. Nick Chivello, 6. Brian Gard, 7. Lance Hallmark, 8. Jarid Blondel, 9. Trey Marcham, 10. Rico Abreu, 11. Scott Pierovich, 12. Alex Schutte, 13. Taylor Simas, 14. Scott Kinney, 15. Shane Golobic, 16. Randi Pankratz, 17. David Prickett, 18. Britton Bock, 19. Chad Nichols. NT

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*Schutte and Abreu flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Marcham, Laps 14-25 Thorson, Laps 26-30 Bell.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1.

NEXT USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE: September 4 – Chico, California – Silver Dollar Speedway - “Gold Cup Race of Champions” co-sanctioned with BCRA

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

August 31, 2014 – Calistoga, California – Calistoga Speedway – “California Sprint Week” / “Louie Vermeil Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-19.589; 2. Christopher Bell, 83, Roth-20.040; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-20.049; 4. Rico Abreu, 24, Abreu-20.060; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73X, Ford-20.219; 6. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-20.222; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-20.276; 8. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-20.284; 9. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-20.318; 10. Bud Kaeding, 69, Bowman-20.323; 11. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-20.346; 12. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-20.386; 13. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-20.486; 14. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-20.510; 15. Robert Ballou, 73, Ford-20.548; 16. Bradley Terrell,43, Terrell-20.801; 17. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-20.822; 18. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-20.938; 19. Tim Barber, 3T, Finkenbinder-21.272; 20. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-21.382; 21. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-21.490; 22. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-21.557; 23. Terry Schank, 1, Gleeson-21.574; 24. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-21.992.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Abreu, 2. Mitchell, 3. Roa, 4. Kaeding, 5. Terrell, 6. Johnson, 7. Barber, 8. Brenton. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Bell, 3. Swanson, 4. A.Williams, 5. Thomas, 6. Schank, 7. Hawkins, 8. Hall. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Ballou, 3. Ensign, 4. C.Williams, 5. Copeland, 6. L.Williams, 7. Gansen, 8. Spencer. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Christopher Bell, 4. Geoff Ensign, 5. Bradley Terrell, 6. Colby Copeland, 7. Cody Williams, 8. Mike Spencer, 9. Matt Mitchell, 10. Damion Gardner, 11. D.J. Johnson, 12. Terry Schank, 13. Marty Hawkins, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Scott Hall, 16. Adam Brenton, 17. Ryan Bernal, 18. Tim Barber, 19. Chris Gansen, 20. Robert Ballou, 21. Brody Roa, 22. Jake Swanson, 23. Austin Williams, 24. Bud Kaeding. NT

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**A.Williams & Ballou flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 A.Williams, Laps 4-21 Bell, Laps 22-30 Abreu.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: September 4 – Chico, California - Silver Dollar Speedway – “California Sprint Week” / “Gold Cup Race of Champions”

 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE RESULTS:

August 31, 2014 - DuQuoin, Illinois - DuQuoin State Fairgrounds - "Ted Horn 100"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-30.571; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-30.729; 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-31.199; 4. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-31.273; 5. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-31.474; 6. Zach Daum, 5, Daum-31.766; 7. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-31.838; 8. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-32.266; 9. C.J. Leary, 35, Ferns-32.349; 10. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-32.388; 11. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-32.430; 12. Brady Bacon, 14, McQuinn-32.458; 13. Levi Jones, 56, Fox-32.491; 14. Chris Urish, 77, Urish-32.915; 15. Randy Bateman, 55, Bateman-33.038; 16. Steven Russell, 41, McQuinn-33.521; 17. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-34.109; 18. Jake Simmons, 31, Simmons-34.171; 19. Chris Fetter, 88, Fetter-34.326; 20. Jackie Burke, 86, Burke-34.511; 21. Robbie Ray, 53, SET-39.720; 22. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-NT; 23. Terry James, 23, Satterhouse-NT; 24. Jerry Bruce, 50, Bruce-NT.

FEATURE: (100 Laps) 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Levi Jones, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. A.J. Fike, 6. Russ Gamester, 7. Chris Urish, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Bobby East, 10. Steven Russell, 11. Randy Bateman, 12. Patrick Lawson, 13. Kody Swanson, 14. Chris Windom, 15. Zach Daum, 16. Dave Darland, 17. Chris Fetter, 18. Jake Simmons, 19. Caleb Armstrong, 20. C.J. Leary, 21. Robbie Ray, 22. Jackie Burke, 23. Terry James. NT

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**Darland flipped on lap 65. Windom flipped on lap 90.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-8 East, Laps 9-31 Swanson, Laps 32-41 East, Laps 42-56 Darland, Laps 57-86 Cockrum, Laps 87-89 Windom, Laps 90-100 Cockrum.

NEW USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1-Swanson-417, 2-Hines-398, 3-East-375, 4-Windom-313, 5-Coons-261, 6-Jacob Wilson-240, 7-Armstrong-215, 8-Fike-212, 9-Cockrum-201, 10-Darland-194.

NEXT USAC SILVER CROWN RACE: September 7 - Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fairgrounds - "Tony Bettenhausen 100"

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

August 30, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tom Paterson, 9, Paterson-15.571; 2. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-15.711; 3. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.7524. Jeff Kelley, 55, Kelley-15.762; 5. Joey Rayborne, 2U, Ram Bull-16.019; 6. Ashley Hazelton, 32, Hazelton-16.188; 7. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-16.213; 8. Marina Turner, 11, Turner-16.751; 9. Dezel West, 2, West-16.869; 10. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Paterson, 2. Buckley, 3. Rayborne, 4. A.Breidinger, 5. West. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Kelley, 2. Breckenridge, 3. T.Breidinger, 4. Hazelton, 5. Turner. NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Tom Paterson, 2. Christine Breckenridge, 3. Jeff Kelley, 4. Shawn Buckley, 5. Toni Breidinger, 6. Marina Turner, 7. Annie Breidinger, 8. Joel Rayborne, 9. Dezel West, 10. Ashley Hazelton. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Buckley, Laps 10-30 Paterson.

NEW HPD WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-794, 2-T,Breidinger-584, 3-Breckenridge-495, 4-Rayborne-491, 5-A.Breidinger-489, 6-Dylan Nobile, 7-Paterson-413, 8-Cody Jessop-393, 9-Kelley-324, 10-Hazelton-276.

NEW HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-905, 2-T,Breidinger-584, 3-Hazelton-530, 4-Cody Jessop-505, 5-Breckenridge-495, 6-Rayborne-491, 7-A.Breidinger-489, 8-Dylan Nobile-427, 9-Paterson-413, 10-Kelley-324.

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS (co-sanctioned by NMMRA):

August 30, 2014 – Las Cruces, New Mexico – Southern New Mexico Speedway – “Border Tour"

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 3. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 4. Ronnie Smith (#19R Smith), 5. Stephen Nix (#52NM Nix), 6. Robert Herrera (#9 Herrera), 7. Danny Lee (#7X), 8. Kristy Smith (#4L Smith), 9. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Randy Smith (#26 Smith), 6. Michael Fanelli (#38 Fanelli), 7. Dillon Tanner (#11W West), 8. Stephen Spiak (#17MSpiak) , 9. Matthew Cardienas (#7M Cardienas). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 3. Jesse Baker (#22 Baker), 4. Matt Ziehl (#36DD Ziehl), 5. ), 6. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson), 7. Tyler Jackson (#2 Jackson), 8. Derek DeMartino (#995 Derek DeMartino). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 2. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 3. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 4. Bo Bake (#22M Baker), 5. James Hatch (#41W Hatch), 6. David Dykes (#55M Dykes), 7. Kyle McCutcheon (#7L McCutcheon), 8. Joseph Hernandez (#5H Hernandez). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Ro.Smith, 2. Grable, 3. Fanelli, 4. Kesterson, 5. Cardenias, 6. Spiak, 7. Kr.Smith, 8. Lee. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Nix, 2. Tanner, 3. Dykes, 4. Hatch, 5. Aragon, 6. Herrera, 7. McCutcheon, 8. DeMartino, 9 Lee. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Tye Mihockoko, 3. Mike Martin, 4. Josh Pelkey, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Josh Hodges, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Bo Baker, 9. Jesse Baker, 10. Randy Smith, 11. Stephen Nix, 12. Don Grable, 13. Brian Hosford, 14. Matt Rossi, 15. Michael Curtis, 16. Nick Auito, 17. Dillon Tanner, 18. Michael Fanelli, 19. Kyle McCutcheon, 20. Matt Ziehl, 21. Ronnie Smith, 22. David Dykes, 23. Andy Reinbold, 24. Katherine Aragon, NT.

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Johnson.

NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: August 31 – Tularosa (NM) Speedway - "Border Tour" (co-sanctioned by NMMRA)

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS:

August 30, 2014 – Calistoga, California – Calistoga Speedway – “California Sprint Week” / “Louie Vermeil Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-19.453; 2. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-19.802; 3. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-20.003; 4. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-20.042; 5. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-20.085; 6. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-20.101; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-20.187; 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73X, Ford-20.344; 9. Rico Abreu, 24, Abreu-20.364; 10. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-20.401; 11. Bud Kaeding, 24, Bowman-20.409; 12. Robert Ballou,73, Ford-20.421; 13. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-20.580; 14. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-20.603; 15. Tim Barber, 3T, Finkenbinder-20.737; 16. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-20.810; 17. Scott Hall, 77J, Campanile-20.891; 18. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-20.943; 19. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-21.131; 20. Bradley Terrell, 43, Terrell-21.159; 21. Terry Schank Jr., 1, Gleeson-21.183; 22. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-21.638; 23. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-21.645; 24. Trevor Schmid, 2X, Schmid-21.739; 25. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-21.950.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Roa, 3. Swanson, 4. C.Williams, 5. Copeland, 6. Ensign, 7. Hawkins, 8. L.Williams, 9. Gansen. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Spencer, 3. Mitchell, 4. Kaeding, 5. Johnson, 6. Hall, 7. Terrell, 8. Brenton. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Abreu, 3. Bernal, 4. Bell, 5. A.Williams, 6. Barber, 7. Schank, 8. Schmid. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Damion Gardner, 3. Rico Abreu, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Robert Ballou, 6. Matt Mitchell, 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 8. Mike Spencer, 9. Colby Copeland, 10. Bradley Terrell, 11. Cody Williams, 12. D.J. Johnson, 13. Tim Barber, 14. Austin Williams, 15. Logan Williams, 16. Terry Schank Jr., 17. Chris Gansen, 18. Jake Swanson, 19. Adam Brenton, 20. Ryan Bernal, 21. Bud Kaeding, 22. Geoff Ensign, 23. Scott Hall, 24. Marty Hawkins, 25. Trevor Schmid. NT

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**Kaeding during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Spencer, Laps 11-13 Bernal, Lap 14 Bell, Laps 15-23 Bernal, Laps 24-30 Bell.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS:

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: August 31 – Calistoga (CA) Speedway – “California Sprint Week” - “Louie Vermeil Classic”

 

 

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS:

August 30, 2014 – Calistoga, California – Calistoga Speedway – “Louie Vermeil Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.159; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.245; 3. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-20.371; 4. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.416; 5. Michael Pickens, 25, Rodela-20.642; 6. Shane Golobic, 26, Bock-20.705; 7. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-20.820; 8. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-21.059; 9. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-21.084; 10. Taylor Simas, 62, Bock-21.206; 11. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-21.214; 12. Cody Swanson, 71S, Swanson-21.354; 13. Britton Bock, 67X, Bock-21.464; 14. Johnathon Henry, 17, Nichols-21.656; 15. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-21.748; 16. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-21.817; 17. Lance Hallmark, 8H, Hallmark-22.479; 18. Scott Kinney, 27C, Blackwell-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thorson, 2. Abreu, 3. Marcham, 4. Simas, 5. Bock, 6. Blondel. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bell, 2. Pickens, 3. Schutte, 4. Hallmark, 5. Henry, 6. Pankratz. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. Gardner, 3. Pierovich, 4. Golobic, 5. Gard, 6. Kinney. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Shane Golobic, 5. Ronnie Gardner, 6. Michael Pickens, 7. Alex Schutte, 8. Taylor Simas, 9. Scott Pierovich, 10. Jarid Blondel, 11. Britton Bock, 12. Brian Gard, 13. Lance Hallmark, 14. Trey Marcham, 15. Cody Swanson, 16. Johnathon Henry. NT

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*Pankratz flipped during the second heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Golobic, Laps 7-27 Bell, Laps 28-30 Abreu.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1.

NEW HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1.

NEXT USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE: August 31 – Calistoga (CA) Speedway – “Louie Vermeil Classic”

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

August 29, 2014 - El Paso, Texas - El Paso Speedway Park "Border Tour" (Co-sanctioned by NMMRA)

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#77M Michaels), 2. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 3. Josh Pelkey (#12 Allen), 4. Robert Herrera (#9 Herrera), 5. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 6. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 7. Don Grable (#148N Grable), 8. Jason Grady (#45 Grady), 9. Matt Ziehl (#36DD Ziehl). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Josh Hodges (#74X Hodges), 2. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 3. Jesse Baker (#22 Baker), 4. Brian Hosford (#32B Weber), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Katherine Aragon (#42 Aragon), 7. Joseph Hernandez (#5H Hernandez), 8. Andy Reinbold (#19 Underwood), 9. Danny Lee (#7X Lee). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Rick Ziehl (#20Z Ziehl), 2. Matt Rossi (#02 Rossi), 3. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 4. Bo Baker (#22NM Baker), 5. Michael Fanelli (#38 Fanelli), 6. Matthew Cardienas (#7M Cardienas), 7. Stephen Spiak (#17X Spiak), 8. Kristy Smith (#4L Smith). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gary Gonzales (#98NM Gonzales), 2. Randy Smith (#26 Smith), 3. Dillon Tanner (#11W West), 4. Stephen Nix (#52NM Nix), 5. James Hatch (#41NM Hatch), 6. Asa Kesterson (#18 Kesterson), 7. Ronnie Smith (#19R Smith), 8. David Dykes (#55M Dykes). NT

FIRST SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Martin, 2. Hosford, 3. Grable, 4. M.Ziehl, 5. Fanelli, 6. Aragon, 7. Hernandez, 8. K.Smith, 9. Lee. NT

SECOND SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Grady, 2. Cardienas, 3. Curtis, 4. Hatch, 5. Ro.Smith, 6. Reinbold, 7. Kesterson, 8. Spiak, 9. Dykes. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Shon Deskins, 3. Matt Rossi, 4. Josh Hodges, 5. Tye Mihicko, 6. Jesse Baker, 7. Randy Smith, 8. Bo Baker, 9. Brian Hosford, 10. Jason Grady, 11. Michael Curtis, 12. Dillon Tanner, 13. Nick Aiuto, 14. Josh Pelkey, 15. Mike Martin, 16. Matthew Cardienas, 17. Don Grable, 18. Stephen Nix, 19. Rick Ziehl, 20. Charles Davis Jr., 21. Gary Gonzales, 22. Robert Herrera. NT

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**Davis flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-29 Deskins, Lap 30 Johnson.

NEW USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Johnson-813, 2-Davis-715, 3-Pelkey-712, 4-Deskins-673, 5-Rossi-641, 6-Martin-591, 7-Mihocko-571, 8-Reinbold-460, 9-Aiuto-445, 10-Mike Colegrove-442.

NEXT USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: August 30 - Las Cruces, NM - Southern New Mexico Speedway "Border Tour" (Co-sanctioned by NMMRA)

 

 

LEVI JONES RETURNS FOR SUNDAY'S "TED HORN 100"

One of USAC's most proficient drivers, Levi Jones, will return to the cockpit Sunday night in the "Ted Horn 100" USAC Silver Crown race at the beautiful DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds.

The one-mile oval sits just an hour southeast of Jones' present residence of Swansea, Ill. and about thesame distance southwest of his hometown of Olney, Ill. and his appearance will end his USAC hiatus, which began just over a year ago. Last year he recorded his third career Silver Crown victory in the prestigious Hoosier Hundred" in Indianapolis, Ind. and he has 28 career Sprint wins and four in the Midgets.

Jones will pilot the famed #56 entry for long-time car owner Galen Fox, the 1994 DuQuoin winner with Chuck Gurney driving. Fox also entered the recent Springfield race with driver Jon Stanbrough.

The 2010 and 2011 USAC Silver Crown Champion and five-time USAC National Sprint Car Champion looks forward to Sunday's race: "It's a race I'd like to win, for sure," says Levi. "Not having competed full-time in a year or so, I feel like the miles (DuQuoin and Springfield) are ones where you can race and have some fun and I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to drive for Galen. "He's definitely got a car that can win the race. DuQuoin has special meaning for me, so close to my home. We used to go to the races every year and I've been going there for more than 20 years now."

Jones' last USAC appearance came in last year's "Eastern Storm" Sprint races in Pennsylvania and New Jersey where he recorded three "top-10s."

He'll face a formidable field of USAC Champions and Illinois veterans. They include USAC driving champions Bobby East, Tracy Hines, Dave Darland, Chris Windom, Russ Gamester, Kody Swanson, Robbie Ray, Jerry Coons Jr. and Caleb Armstrong, plus Illinois vets (Windom included) Patrick Lawson, A.J. Fike, Zach Daum, Steven Russell, Randy Bateman, Shane Cockrum and Chris Urish.

Urish shocked the series regulars with his "Ted Horn 100" victory a year ago, while Fike also has a couple of recent victories in the "Tony Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds which returns to Springfield next week (September 7).

Practice at DuQuoin begins at 5 pm, followed by qualifications and the 100-mile "Ted Horn 100."

 

 

USAC WESTERN & BCRA MIDGETS CLASH AT CHICO SEPTEMBER 4TH

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 26, 2014... On Thursday, September 4th, the Honda USAC Western Midget Series will invade Dennis Gage’s Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California. Held during the “61st Gold Cup Race of Champions,” the co-sanctioned event with the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) will also showcase the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. The Pit Gates at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds will open at 2:00pm, the Spectator Gates will open at 5:00pm, with Racing set to begin at 7:00pm.

Since March 2011, the USAC Western Midgets have been featured at Silver Dollar Speedway on five occasions. Kody Swanson won the series debut and Ronnie Gardner claimed the checkered flags last September on his way to the championship. Johnathon Henry, David Prickett, and Ryan Bernal have also celebrated their victories at the popular 1/4-mile oval. Shannon McQueen holds the USAC Western Midget 1-lap qualifying track record of 14.328, set on August 5, 2011.

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS: Chico’s Silver Dollar 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 Chico. The Honda Western Midgets follow the National Series Rule Book, which can be found at www.usacracing.com/assets/files/rules/2014/2014_Appendix_D_Midget_Dirt.pdf

At press time, Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma has a slim 8-point lead atop the overall and dirt standings. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham ran second in Petaluma’s 50-lap “Soares Classic” on August 9th. Currently, last season’s Rookie of the Year has two feature wins, two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, six top-10 finishes, and 29 feature laps led to his credit. Trey will have his sights on extending his point lead by adding the Silver Dollar Speedway to his win list.

Norco, California’s Ronnie Gardner is second in both the dirt and overall point chase. Driving the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner earned his second win of the year at the “Soares Classic.” To date, the defending champion has three VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, one heat race victory, six top-10 finishes, and 83 feature laps led on the year. Ronnie will be looking to overtake Marcham for the points lead with another feature win at Chico.

Jarid Blondel of Orange, California ranks third in the dirt and combined dirt/pavement standings. Piloting his #98 G&J Aircraft / Repair Service Edmunds, Blondel scored twenty-third at Petaluma Speedway. Heading to the “Gold Cup Race of Champions” the young driver has one hard charger award and six top-10 finishes to his credit. Jarid will have his sights on adding Chico’s winning trophy to his collection.

After running fifth at Petaluma, Alamo, California’s Scott Pierovich has climbed to fourth in the dirt points and sixth in the overall series. Racing the family owned #35 Mid-Coast Trans / Good Guys Spike, Pierovich has one VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Award, one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes, and 4 feature laps led in 2014. Scott will be one of the favorites to watch at Silver Dollar and will be in the mix to claim the feature win.

Alex Schutte of Redding, California ranks fifth in the dirt and overall series points. Driving the Schutte/McElwee #28 Aircraft Electrical Components / Ontario West Spike, Schutte ran eighth in the Petaluma main event. Currently, the 2010 Champion has one heat race victory and four top-10 finishes on the season. Alex will have his sights on adding the “Gold Cup Race of Champions” to this resume.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Shannon McQueen, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Sean Dodenhoff, Tyler Dolacki, Ricky Shelton, Chad Nichols, Nick Chivello, Terry Nichols, Johnathon Henry, Barry Pries Jr., Randi Pankratz, Brian Gard, Danny Ebberts, Rico Abreu, Christopher Bell, and more.

Currently eleventh in USAC Western Dirt Midget points, Chad Nichols of Colma leads the BCRA Midget point chase. As of August 9th, Gary Conterno, Floyd Alvis, J.R. Williams, Nick Chivello, Rick Holbrook, Darin Snider, Bill Lindsey, Sean Dodenhoff, and Shannon McQueen round out the top-10 drivers.

Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds at 2357 Fair Street in Chico, California. Advance tickets are on sale with 4-day and single day tickets available for the Gold Cup Race of Champions. Thursday’s Reserved tickets are $30, General Admission tickets are $15, and Kids tickets (11 & Under) are FREE. For more information, visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com or call (530) 350-7275.

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. 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 Honda USAC Western Midget Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). ----------------------------------------------- CHICO HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET WINS: 03/11/11: Kody Swanson – TK/6R Racing #19 08/05/11: Johnathon Henry – Ken Graunstadt #88 09/08/11: David Prickett – Neverlift Motorsports #15 03/23/12: Ryan Bernal – Dodenhoff Racing #9B 09/05/13: Ronnie Gardner - Six8 Motorsports #68

CALISTOGA HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Shannon McQueen – 14.328 (08/05/11)

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINT 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, 11. Chad Nichols-138, 12. Nick Chivello-101, 13. Jake Swanson-97, 14. Terry Nichols-93, 15. Johnathon Henry-90, 16. Barry Pries Jr.-57, 17. Terry Goodwin-53, 18. Troy Rutherford-50, --Steve Davis-50.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT 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, 11. Tyler Dolacki-155, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Jake Swanson-140, 14. Darin Snider-116, 15. Terry Nichols-94, 16. Johnathon Henry-90, 17. Barry Pries Jr.-57, 18. Terry Goodwin-53, 19. Troy Rutherford-50, --Steve Davis-50.

BCRA MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1. Chad Nichols-1134, 2. Gary Conterno-1014, -. Floyd Alvis-1014, 4. J.R. Williams-924, 5. Nick Chivello-776, 6. Rick Holbrook-664, 7. Darin Snider-616, 8. Bill Lindsey-603, 9. Sean Dodenhoff-595, 10. Shannon McQueen-532, 11. Taylor Simas-489, 12. Barry Pries Jr.-473, 13. Cody Gerhardt-460, 14. Michael Donaldson-401, 15. Tanner Swanson-378, 16. Scott Kinney-376, 17. Rick Cook II-364, 18. Brian Gard-362, 19. Scott Pierovich-362, 20. Alex Schutte-297.

 

 

USAC-NMMRA “BORDER TOUR” CONCLUDES SUNDAY AT TULAROSA

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 26, 2014... This Sunday, August 31st, the USAC SouthWest & NMMRA Sprint Car “Border Tour” will conclude at Tularosa, New Mexico’s Tularosa Speedway. The co-sanctioned event will also showcase Trucks, Factory Stocks, and Legend Cars. The Front Gates will open at 6:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:45pm. For more event information, visit www.whitesandsspeedway.com or call 575.439.6421.

The fifteenth point race of the campaign will mark the series debut at Tularosa Speedway. Formerly called White Sands and Sertoma Speedway, the fast 3/8-mile oval has been a stop on the NMMRA schedule. On July 19, 2002, Tim West raced to the USAC New Mexico-Arizona Regional Series win at Sertoma ahead of Matt Ziehl, Sonny Holden, Rick Ziehl, and Miles Merritt.

As this writing goes to press, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix holds a 44-point advantage over the competition. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson leads all drivers with six feature wins in the campaign. To date, the defending champion has eight heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty top-10 finishes, and 103 feature laps led to his credit. R.J. will be looking add Tularosa to his win list and to extend his bid for a second SouthWest title.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. is second in the championship points. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis has three main event wins on the season. Currently, the five-time Arizona champion has twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, eighteen top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led. “Chargin” Charles will have his sights on the Tularosa victory and continuing his bid for the series crown.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria ranks third in the point standings. Racing Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey has three feature wins in 2014. To date, the 1997 ASCA Champion has three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-two top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led. Josh will be looking for the $1,500 payday and celebrating the win in Tularosa’s victory circle.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins sits fourth in the SouthWest point chase. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins earned his first SouthWest triumph at Prescott Valley on May 3rd. Entering the “Border Tour,” the veteran racer has six heat race victories, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the season. Shon will have his sights on claiming the checkered flag at Tularosa and keeping his championship hopes alive.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix ranks fifth in the USAC SouthWest championship chase. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi has two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and ten top-10 finishes on the year. Matt will be looking for a breakthrough win this Sunday at Tularosa Speedway.

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

Farmington, New Mexico’s Jason Grady leads the NMMRA point standings. Bill Mitchell, Stephen Nix, Cody Mansfield, Austin Mansfield, Randy Smith, James Hatch, Robert Marfia, Jesse Baker, and Josh Grady round out the top-10 drivers.

Tularosa Speedway is located at 8364 Highway 54 North in Tularosa, New Mexico, 4.2 miles north of US 70 on US 54, then west. For ticket and event information, visit www.whitesandsspeedway.com or call 575.439.6421.

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). ----------------------------------------------- 2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 6-R.J. Johnson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 3-Josh Pelkey, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 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.

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST & NMMRA SPRINTS CLASH AT LAS CRUCES SATURDAY

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 26, 2014... On Saturday, August 30th, the cars and stars of the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will return to Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Co-sanctioned with the New Mexico Motor Racing Association (NMMRA), the second round of the “Border Tour” will also showcase Topless Modifieds, USRA Street Stocks, Hornets, and the CASA Nissan Legend Cars. The Front Gates will open at 5:30pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:45pm. For more event information, visit www.snmspeedway.com or call 575.524.7913.

For the third consecutive season, the 5/16-mile facility has featured the traditional sprint cars of Arizona and New Mexico. Last year, “The Real Deal” Rick Ziehl raced the family’s #20Z Lucas Oil Maxim to a popular hometown victory. On June 9, 2012, veteran Rickey Hood backed up his El Paso triumph with the ASCS Canyon win at Las Cruces.

At press time, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix holds a 44-point advantage over the competition. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson leads all drivers with six feature wins in the campaign. To date, the defending champion has eight heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty top-10 finishes, and 103 feature laps led to his credit. R.J. will be looking to extend his point lead by earning the $1,500 main event win.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. is second in the championship points. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis has three main event wins on the season. Currently, the five-time Arizona champion has twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, eighteen top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led. “Chargin” Charles will have his sights on the Las Cruces victory and taking over the points lead.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria ranks third in the point standings. Racing Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey has three feature wins in 2014. To date, the 1997 ASCA Champion has three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-two top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led. Josh will be looking to continue his championship bid by adding the winning trophy to his collection.

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins sits fourth in the SouthWest point chase. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins earned his first SouthWest triumph at Prescott Valley on May 3rd. Entering the “Border Tour,” the veteran racer has six heat race victories, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the season. Shon will have his sights the feature win and moving up the point standings.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix is fifth in the USAC SouthWest championship chase. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi has two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and ten top-10 finishes on the year. Matt will be looking to add Southern New Mexico Speedway to his win list and earing the $1,500 payday.

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

Farmington, New Mexico’s Jason Grady leads the NMMRA point standings. Bill Mitchell, Stephen Nix, Cody Mansfield, Austin Mansfield, Randy Smith, James Hatch, Robert Marfia, Jesse Baker, and Josh Grady round out the top-10 drivers.

Southern New Mexico Speedway is located at 12125 Robert Larson Boulevard in Las Cruces, New Mexico. To get to the track, I-10 to exit 132, then south to the frontage road, then 3.1 miles west on Robert Larson Blvd. Adult Tickets are $15, Family Packs at $30, and Pit Passes are $30. For more event information, visit www.snmspeedway.com or call 575.524.7913.

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). ----------------------------------------------- 2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 6-R.J. Johnson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 3-Josh Pelkey, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 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.

NMMRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Jason Grady-337, 2. Bill Mitchell-300, 3. Stephen Nix-297, 4. Cody Mansfield-290, 5. Austin Mansfield-288, 6. Randy Smith-282, 7. James Hatch-248, 8. Robert Marfia-237, 9. Jesse Baker-236, --. Josh Grady-236, 11. Dillon Tanner-232, 12. Matthew Cardenas-231, 13. Michael Fanelli-225, 14. Kristy Smith-216, --. David Dykes-216, 16. Bo Baker-210, 17. Ronnie Smith-208, 18. Stephen Spiak-192, 19. Don Grable-142, 20. Josh Hodges-127.

 

 

USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series

EL PASO HOSTS USAC-NMMRA “BORDER TOUR” SHOOTOUT THIS FRIDAY

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 26, 2014... This Friday, August 29th, the popular USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will open the three-race “Border Tour” at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas. Co-sanctioned with the New Mexico Motor Racing Association (NMMRA), the thirteenth point race of the season will also feature Topless Modifieds, USRA Street Stocks, Hornets, and the CASA Nissan Legend Cars. The Front Gates will open at 5:30pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:45pm. For more event information, visit www.epspeedwaypark.com or call 915.791.8749.

For the third year in a row, El Paso Speedway Park has showcased the Arizona-New Mexico “Border Tour.” Last season, R.J. Johnson raced to victory on his way to the inaugural USAC SouthWest title. On June 8, 2012, veteran Rickey Hood claimed the ASCS Canyon Region event at the 3/8-mile facility.

Heading into the “Border Tour,” R.J. Johnson of Phoenix holds a 44-point advantage over the competition. Piloting Bill Michaels’ #77M Kodiak Products / Beal’s Auto Body Sherman, Johnson leads all drivers with six feature wins in the campaign. To date, the defending champion has eight heat race victories, one hard charger award, twenty top-10 finishes, and 103 feature laps led to his credit. R.J. will be looking to extend his point lead by claiming his eighteenth career SouthWest main event.

Buckeye’s “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. is second in the championship points. Driving the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / MP Environmental RSS, Davis has three main event wins on the season. Currently, the five-time Arizona champion has twelve heat race victories, one semi-main win, eighteen top-10 finishes, and 102 feature laps led. “Chargin” Charles will have his sights on his tenth career series triumph and gaining valuable points on Johnson.

Josh Pelkey of Peoria ranks third in the point standings. Racing Robbie and Gaye Allen’s #12 ABC Body Shop / Napa Auto Parts Maxim, Pelkey has three feature wins in 2014. To date, the 1997 ASCA Champion has three heat race victories, two hard charger awards, twenty-two top-10 finishes, and 54 feature laps led. Josh will be looking to continue his championship bid with the $1,500 payday in the “Lone Star State.”

Phoenix’s Shon Deskins sits fourth in the SouthWest point chase. Piloting his #20 MP Environmental / Performance Plus Spike, Deskins earned his first SouthWest triumph at Prescott Valley on May 3rd. Heading to El Paso, the veteran racer has six heat race victories, fifteen top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the season. Shon will have his sights adding El Paso to his win list and moving up the point standings.

Matt Rossi of Phoenix is fifth in the USAC SouthWest championship chase. Driving the family owned #02 Apache Scapes / Advanced Engine Components Spike, Rossi has two heat race victories, two hard charger awards, and ten top-10 finishes on the year. Matt will be looking to score his second career SouthWest triumph and claim the $1,500 payday.

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

Farmington, New Mexico’s Jason Grady leads the NMMRA point standings. Bill Mitchell, Stephen Nix, Cody Mansfield, Austin Mansfield, Randy Smith, James Hatch, Robert Marfia, Jesse Baker, and Josh Grady round out the top-10 drivers.

El Paso Speedway Park is at 14751 Marina Boulevard in El Paso, Texas. Located 6 miles east of FM 375 on US 62, then 0.5 miles north on Krag Street, then east on Tangerine Avenue. Adult Tickets are $15, Family Packs at $30, and Pit Passes are $30. For more event 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). ----------------------------------------------- 2014 USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS: 6-R.J. Johnson, 3-Dave Darland, 3-Charles Davis Jr., 3-Josh Pelkey, 2-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Bonneau, 1-Colby Copeland, 1-Shon Deskins, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Mike Martin, 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.

NMMRA SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Jason Grady-337, 2. Bill Mitchell-300, 3. Stephen Nix-297, 4. Cody Mansfield-290, 5. Austin Mansfield-288, 6. Randy Smith-282, 7. James Hatch-248, 8. Robert Marfia-237, 9. Jesse Baker-236, --. Josh Grady-236, 11. Dillon Tanner-232, 12. Matthew Cardenas-231, 13. Michael Fanelli-225, 14. Kristy Smith-216, --. David Dykes-216, 16. Bo Baker-210, 17. Ronnie Smith-208, 18. Stephen Spiak-192, 19. Don Grable-142, 20. Josh Hodges-127.

 

 

DARLAND'S #53 BREAKS ONE OF USAC's CHERISHED ALL-TIME MARKS

The "People's Champ" is now USAC's winningest Sprint Car driver of all time!

Dave Darland's remarkable career has carried him to a record few thought would ever be broken. And, it took him 22 years to break it, scoring his 52nd and 53rd victories this past week to surpass the mark of 52 established by Tom Bigelow during his USAC career. The Bigelow record stood for 33 years!

It was fitting that Bigelow was one of the first to congratulate Darland in victory lane Sunday after the historic win.

Beginning with the 1993 "Tony Hulman Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, Dave's career has included wins at 27 tracks in nine states, including Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Arizona, California, Wisconsin and Arkansas.

In terms of track wins, he has eight Sprint wins at Kokomo, six at Lawrenceburg and five ach at Eldora Speedway and Putnamville, Ind. He has won for nine different teams, including 13 each with Jeff Walker Racing and his current owner, Phillips Motorsports and 12 wins with Dynamics, Inc.

His latest wins have him on the threshold of another significant USAC mark - 100 total USAC National feature wins! He now has 96 and four more will put him in company with only three previous drivers - A.J. Foyt, Rich Vogler and Mel Kenyon.

Bigelow's achievement occurred with wins between 1969 and 1981 and included 14 wins in 1977, ironically a year in which he did NOT win the series title. Actually, Bigelow posted his 14th win that year by mid-July but was unable to add any more the remainder of that year. The following year, with less wins, Bigelow secured the USAC National Sprint Car championship.

Darland has now won USAC feature events in 22 consecutive years (1993-2014), a feat unmatched in USAC's 59-year history.

 

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS RETURN TO CHICO SEPTEMBER 4TH

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 26, 2014… On Thursday, September 4th, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will return to Dennis Gage’s Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California. Held during the “61st Gold Cup Race of Champions,” the third round of the “California Sprint Week” will also feature the Honda USAC Western and BCRA Midgets. The Pit Gates at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds will open at 2:00pm, the Spectator Gates will open at 5:00pm, with Racing set to begin at 7:00pm.

Paying $2,750-to-win and $350-to-start, the event will mark the second appearance of USAC/CRA at the popular 1/4-mile oval. On September 8, 2011, NASCAR’s Kyle Larson raced to his first series win aboard Brent Kaeding’s #99 Stadelhofer Construction Maxim. On that night, “The Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild set the track record of 13.600 in Paul Silva’s #57 Silva Motorsports ART.

In April 1989, Silver Dollar Speedway hosted the original California Racing Association for two nights of action that were won by Jerry Meyer in Bruce Bromme’s #3 Nance. Famed drivers “BK” Brent Kaeding, John Redican, Brad Noffsinger, “The Flying Shoe” Ron Shuman, Tim Green, “The Tempe Tornado” Lealand McSpadden, “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, and J.J. Yeley have also claimed the checkered flags at Chico.

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS: Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway has a strict 90db at 100 feet state mandated sound rule. The Flowmaster “Suitcase” (Part 53545-USAC) is the track legal muffler and if the sound levels are broken, the racer will be disqualified and not allowed to compete. Per series 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, drag links and tie-rods must be steel with steel rod-ends, 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. USAC/CRA follows the National Series Rule Book, which can be found at www.usacracing.com/assets/files/rules/2014/2014_Appendix_C_National_Sprint.pdf.

At press time, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord, California holds a 155 point advantage over the competition. Driving Mark Alexander's #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner earned his seventh victory of the year at the August 16th “California Racers Hall of Fame Night” at Perris. To date, the two-time and defending champion has four Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, ten heat race victories, eleven top-10 finishes, and 154 feature laps led. “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” will be looking to continue his championship bid as he goes for his 54th USAC/CRA victory.

Temecula, California’s Mike Spencer is second in the championship point standings. Piloting Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer earned his 57th career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and scored nineteenth in the Perris feature. Currently, the five-time champion has five fast time awards, 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. Mike will have his sights on adding Silver Dollar Speedway to his win list.

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach, California is a close third in the USAC/CRA point chase. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas ran eighteenth in the “California Racers Hall of Fame Night” main event. To date, the former USAC Western Midget Champion has three heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 1 feature lap led to his credit. At press time, it was announced that Kevin Thomas Jr. and Robert Ballou are scheduled to drive the JFM entries at Calistoga’s “Louie Vermeil Classic.”

Sitting fourth in the USAC/CRA point standings is Yorba Linda, California’s Matt Mitchell. Driving his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell took fifth at Perris Auto Speedway. Currently, the 2-time “Salute to Indy” winner has one feature win, two heat race victories, seven top-10 finishes, and 35 feature laps led in the campaign. Matt will be looking to earn the $2,750 payday at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

After running third at Perris, Austin Williams of Yorba Linda, California has climbed to fifth in points. Piloting Jack Jory’s #2 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams has one feature win, one heat race victory, six top-10 finishes, and 48 feature laps led on the season. The 2009 Rookie of the Year scored a win Petaluma on June 28th and will have his sights on his first Chico win.

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, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, Richard Vander Weerd, Jake Swanson, “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Ryan Bernal, Jace Vander Weerd, Ronnie Gardner, D.J. Johnson, Bud Kaeding, Colby Copeland, Jim Richardson, and more.

Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds at 2357 Fair Street in Chico, California. Advance tickets are on sale with 4-day and single day tickets available for the Gold Cup Race of Champions. Thursday’s Reserved tickets are $30, General Admission tickets are $15, and Kids tickets (11 & Under) are FREE. For more information, visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com or call (530) 350-7275.

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). ----------------------------------------------- CHICO CRA/SCRA/USAC SPRINT CAR FEATURE WINNERS: 04/14/89: Jerry Meyer - Bruce Bromme #3 (CRA) 04/15/89: Jerry Meyer - Bruce Bromme #3 (CRA) 04/13/90: Brent Kaeding - Bob Miller #69N (CRA) 04/14/90: John Redican - Simpson/Noutary #55 (CRA) 09/12/90: Brad Noffsinger - Jack Gardner #3 (CRA) 04/12/91: Ron Shuman - Alex Morales Inc. #2 (CRA) 04/13/91: Tim Green - Vergil Owen #14N (CRA) 09/11/91: Lealand McSpadden - Frank Lewis #91 (CRA) 08/20/94: Cory Kruseman - Harlan Willis #45 (SCRA) 08/12/95: J.J. Yeley - Jack Yeley #5 (SCRA) 03/11/11: Bill Rose - R&B Racing #10T (USAC WCRS) 08/05/11: Kody Swanson - Alan Kaiser #69 (USAC WCRS) 09/08/11: Kyle Larson - Brent Kaeding #99 (USAC/CRA & USAC WCRS) 08/03/12: Kyle Hirst - Pierson/Vertullo #14 (USAC WCRS) 09/05/12: Kyle Larson – Keith Ford #73 (USAC WCRS) 09/05/13: Jimmy Trulli – Jimmy Trulli #33T (USAC WCRS)

CHICO AMSOIL USAC/CRA 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Jac Haudenschild – 13.600 (09/08/11)

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.

 

 

Honda USAC Western Midget Series

USAC WESTERN MIDGETS SET FOR CALISTOGA’S “VERMEIL CLASSIC”

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 25, 2014... This Saturday and Sunday, August 30th and 31st, the Honda USAC Western Midget Series will return to Calistoga Speedway for the “7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic.” Also featuring the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, the popular 2-day event will have many pre-race festivities such as a vintage car show, raffles, wine tasting, silent auctions, and beer garden events for fans to enjoy. Calistoga’s Tommy Hunt and his staff have raised an impressive purse with $10,000-to-win each night. The Spectator Gates at the Napa County Fairgrounds will open at 4:00pm with racing set to begin at 5:30pm each night.

Since July 1993, the “mighty midgets” have tackled the scenic Calistoga Speedway for twenty races. Billy Boat won the inaugural event and Johnny Rodriguez scored the first “Louie Vermeil Classic” triumph on August 31, 2008. Overall, fifteen different drivers have claimed the checkered flags at the Napa County Fairgrounds, led by Boat with four victories. Last season, NASCAR’s Kyle Larson had a night to remember by winning both the midget and sprint car finales of the “Louie Vermeil Classic.” Shannon McQueen still holds the USAC Western Midget 1-lap qualifying track record of 20.470, set on September 5, 2009.

The festivities will actually begin on Friday, August 29th, with the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame Dinner. Calistoga’s winningest driver LeRoy Van Connet will serve as Grand Marshall and Bobby Gerould will host the ceremony. This year’s inductees are Gary Gerould, Jimmy Boyd, Jack Flaherty, Chuck Gurney, Ron Horton, Bob Miller, John Montelli, George Rogge, and Stan Vermeil.

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS: Racers should note that Calistoga Speedway is located on a California State Fairgrounds and has a mandatory 95db at 100ft muffler rule. Knoxville type mufflers are not allowed and series rules apply. All cars must meet series tech standards and race track muffler rules to compete. The Honda Western Midgets follow the National Series Rule Book, which can be found at www.usacracing.com/assets/files/rules/2014/2014_Appendix_D_Midget_Dirt.pdf

Heading to the “Louie Vermeil Classic,” Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma has a slim 8-point lead atop the overall and dirt standings. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products TCR, Marcham ran second in Petaluma’s 50-lap “Soares Classic” on August 9th. Currently, last season’s Rookie of the Year has two feature wins, two VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, six top-10 finishes, and 29 feature laps led to his credit. Trey will have his sights on extending his point lead by adding the “Vermeil Classic” to his resume.

Norco, California’s Ronnie Gardner is second in both the dirt and overall point chase. Driving the Six8 Motorsports’ #68 Baldozier Racing / Esslinger Engineering Stewart, Gardner earned his second win of the year at the “Soares Classic.” To date, the defending champion has three VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Awards, one heat race victory, six top-10 finishes, and 83 feature laps led on the year. Ronnie will be looking to overtake Marcham for the points lead with a $10,000 payday at Calistoga.

Jarid Blondel of Orange, California ranks third in the dirt and combined dirt/pavement standings. Piloting his #98 G&J Aircraft / Repair Service Edmunds, Blondel scored twenty-third at Petaluma Speedway. Heading to the “Vermeil Classic,” the young driver has one hard charger award and six top-10 finishes to his credit. Jarid will have his sights on claiming his first series win at Calistoga Speedway.

After running fifth at Petaluma, Alamo, California’s Scott Pierovich has climbed to fourth in the dirt points and sixth in the overall series. Racing the family owned #35 Mid-Coast Trans / Good Guys Spike, Pierovich has one VanLare Steering Repair Fast Time Award, one heat race victory, three top-10 finishes, and 4 feature laps led in 2014. Scott won a Vermeil preliminary feature in 2011 and will be looking for the $10,000 triumph.

Alex Schutte of Redding, California ranks fifth in the dirt and overall series points. Driving the Schutte/McElwee #28 Aircraft Electrical Components / Ontario West Spike, Schutte ran eighth in the Petaluma main event. Currently, the 2010 Champion has one heat race victory and four top-10 finishes on the season. Alex will have his sights on adding the “Louie Vermeil Classic” to this resume.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Shannon McQueen, “The Wild Child” Chris Ennis, Sean Dodenhoff, Tyler Dolacki, Ricky Shelton, Chad Nichols, Nick Chivello, Terry Nichols, Johnathon Henry, Barry Pries Jr., Randi Pankratz, Brian Gard, Danny Ebberts, Rico Abreu, Christopher Bell, and more.

Calistoga Speedway is located on the Napa Valley Fairgrounds at 1435 North Oak Street in Calistoga. Reserved tickets are $35, General Admission Adult tickets are $30, and General Admission Kids tickets (10-6) are $10, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. For more information, visit www.louievermeilclassic.net, www.calistogaspeedway.org, or call (916) 773-7223.

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. 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 Honda USAC Western Midget Series, visit www.usacracing.com or follow the series on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacwsmidgets), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/USAC_WSMIDGET). ----------------------------------------------- LOUIE VERMEIL CLASSIC MIDGET CHAMPIONS: 2008-Johnny Rodriguez; 2009-Josh Ford; 2010-Cory Kruseman; 2011-Johnathon Henry; 2012-Rico Abreu, 2013-Kyle Larson.

CALISTOGA HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET WINS: 4- Billy Boat, 2-Rico Abreu, 2-Johnny Rodriguez, 1-Johnny Cofer, 1-Josh Ford, 1-Garrett Hansen, 1-Johnathon Henry, 1-Jim Keene, 1-Cory Kruseman, 1- Kyle Larson, 1-Evan Margeson, 1-Robby Josett, 1-Wally Pankratz, 1-Scott Pierovich, 1-Tony Stewart.

CALISTOGA HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Shannon McQueen – 20.470 (09/05/09)

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINT 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, 11. Chad Nichols-138, 12. Nick Chivello-101, 13. Jake Swanson-97, 14. Terry Nichols-93, 15. Johnathon Henry-90, 16. Barry Pries Jr.-57, 17. Terry Goodwin-53, 18. Troy Rutherford-50, --Steve Davis-50.

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT 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, 11. Tyler Dolacki-155, 12. Ricky Shelton-147, 13. Jake Swanson-140, 14. Darin Snider-116, 15. Terry Nichols-94, 16. Johnathon Henry-90, 17. Barry Pries Jr.-57, 18. Terry Goodwin-53, 19. Troy Rutherford-50, --Steve Davis-50.

 

CALISTOGA’S “LOUIE VERMEIL CLASSIC” OPENS USAC/CRA “CALIFORNIA SPRINT WEEK”

By Lance Jennings

PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 25, 2014… This Labor Day Weekend, August 30th & 31st, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will invade Calistoga Speedway for the “7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic.” Also showcasing the Honda USAC Western Midget Series, the popular 2-day event will have many pre-race festivities such as a vintage car show, raffles, wine tasting, silent auctions, and beer garden events for fans to enjoy. The Spectator Gates at the Napa County Fairgrounds will open at 4:00pm with racing set to begin at 5:30pm each night.

The “7th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic” will open the highly anticipated “California Sprint Week.” The five-race in eight-night tour will also visit Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway, Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway, and Santa Maria Speedway. At press time, the” Vermeil Classic” will pay a minimum of $5,000-to-win on both nights, as Chico, Watsonville, and Santa Maria will pay $2,750-to-win and $350-to-start.

Since August 2008, the famed Calistoga Speedway has hosted the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars on twelve occasions. Tim Kaeding won the inaugural race and Kevin Swindell earned the first “Louie Vermeil Classic” win. Nine different drivers have claimed the checkered flags at the Napa County Fairgrounds, led by Swindell, Damion Gardner, and Mike Spencer with two victories. Last season, NASCAR’s Kyle Larson added the prestigious event to his win list. “The Bullet” Blake Miller still holds the USAC/CRA 1-lap qualifying track record of 19.078, set on September 4, 2010.

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS: 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, drag links and tie-rods must be steel with steel rod-ends, 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. USAC/CRA follows the National Series Rule Book, which can be found at www.usacracing.com/assets/files/rules/2014/2014_Appendix_C_National_Sprint.pdf.

The festivities will actually begin on Friday, August 29th, with the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame Dinner. Calistoga’s winningest driver LeRoy Van Connet will serve as Grand Marshall and Bobby Gerould will host the ceremony. This year’s inductees are Gary Gerould, Jimmy Boyd, Jack Flaherty, Chuck Gurney, Ron Horton, Bob Miller, John Montelli, George Rogge, and Stan Vermeil.

Heading to Calistoga, “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord, California holds a 155 point advantage over the competition. Driving Mark Alexander's #4 Scott Sales Company / J&D Performance Spike, Gardner earned his seventh victory of the year at the August 16th “California Racers Hall of Fame Night” at Perris. To date, the 2010 Louie Vermeil Classic winner has four Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, ten heat race victories, eleven top-10 finishes, and 154 feature laps led. “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” will be looking to continue his championship bid as he goes for his 54th USAC/CRA victory.

Temecula, California’s Mike Spencer is second in the championship point standings. Piloting Ron Chaffin’s #50 Grubstake Mini Storage / Madera Produce Maxim, Spencer earned his 57th career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award and scored nineteenth in the Perris feature. Currently, the five-time champion has five fast time awards, 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. Mike won the Vermeil Classic in 2009 and will have his sights on adding the “Louie” trophy to his collection.

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach, California is a close third in the USAC/CRA point chase. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products Spike, Faas ran eighteenth in the “California Racers Hall of Fame Night” main event. To date, the former USAC Western Midget Champion has three heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 1 feature lap led to his credit. At press time, it was announced that Kevin Thomas Jr. and Robert Ballou are scheduled to drive the JFM entries at the “Vermeil Classic.”

Sitting fourth in the USAC/CRA point standings is Yorba Linda, California’s Matt Mitchell. Driving his #37 Campbell Bros. Storage / Pit Boss Maxim, Mitchell took fifth at Perris Auto Speedway. Currently, the 2-time “Salute to Indy” winner has one feature win, two heat race victories, seven top-10 finishes, and 35 feature laps led in the campaign. Matt will be looking to claim his seventh career USAC/CRA victory at Calistoga.

After running third at Perris, Austin Williams of Yorba Linda, California has climbed to fifth in points. Piloting Jack Jory’s #2 John Jory Corporation / AMA Plastics Spike, Williams has one feature win, one heat race victory, six top-10 finishes, and 48 feature laps led on the season. The 2009 Rookie of the Year will have his sights on adding the “Louie Vermeil Classic” to his resume.

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, “The Cadillac” Cody Williams, Richard Vander Weerd, Jake Swanson, “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman, Ryan Bernal, Jace Vander Weerd, Ronnie Gardner, D.J. Johnson, Bud Kaeding, Christopher Bell, Colby Copeland, Jim Richardson, and more.

Calistoga Speedway is located on the Napa Valley Fairgrounds at 1435 North Oak Street in Calistoga. Reserved tickets are $35, General Admission Adult tickets are $30, and General Admission Kids tickets (10-6) are $10, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. For more information, visit www.louievermeilclassic.net, www.calistogaspeedway.org, or call (916) 773-7223.

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). ----------------------------------------------- LOUIE VERMEIL CLASSIC SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS: 2008-Kevin Swindell; 2009-Mike Spencer; 2010-Damion Gardner; 2011-Mike Spencer; 2012-Kyle Hirst, 2013- Kyle Larson.

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.

CALISTOGA AMSOIL USAC/CRA 1-LAP QUALIFYING RECORD: Blake Miller - 19.078 (09/04/10)

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.

 

 

DMA MIDGETS EYE SEPTEMBER 6 AT BEAR RIDGE;

PIERSON NOW AT #7 FOR 2014

The next USAC DMA Midget race at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Conn. is September 6 and if past performance is any indication, series point leader Adam Pierson will be tough to beat.

Pierson, of Bradford, has been sensational so far in the nine races held in the 2014 series, winning seven and posting second-place finishes in the other two!

His seventh victory came Saturday night as he passed Joe Krawiec on lap 12 and led the last 14 laps to win the 25-lap race over Jeff Champagne, Mike Chaffee, Krawiec and Josh Sunn. Vince Lucca led the first three laps.

Pierson now enjoys a 151-point lead in the standings over Sunn, but a September 20 "double-points" race looms as the series nears conclusion.

2014 USAC DMA Midget Standings: 1-Adam Pierson-793, 3-Josh Sunn-642, 3-Scott Viets-598, 4-Scott Holcomb-557, 5-Mike Chaffee-507, 6-Joe Krawiec-498, 7-Dean Christensen-492, 8-Ray Miller-492, 9-Adam Whitney-458, 10-Jeff Champagne-442.

 

 

DOUBLE POINTS FOR FINAL 2 MIDWEST CLOSERS!!

HPD MIDGETS AT SPEEDROME & LVMS;

WATTS SCORES VISALIA SURPRISE; LAMB TAKES 2 EASTERN SEs

This Saturday night's USAC HPD Midwest Pavement Midget race at the Indianapolis Speedrome will offer "double" points, as will the series finale September 13 at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway. That could shake up the standings as the season winds down, although series point leader Austin Nemire has spurted out to a comfortable 217-point lead over runner-up Adam Thomason.

Saturday's Speedrome race will mark the 495th feature event at the track which holds the all-time record in that regard. North Carolina driver Scott Hunter won the USAC HPD Midget race there in May.

Las Vegas (Calif.) Motor Speedway's Bullring will host USAC HPD Western Pavement Midget races Saturday and Sunday. Dustin Ash and lady driver Christine Breckenridge have each posted a pair of USAC HPD wins at the LVMS oval so far this year. Shawn Buckley enters the LVMS events leading both the Western Pavement and overall standings.

Sean Watts of Atwater, Calif. won Friday night's 25-lap USAC Western HPD Midget race at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif. It was his first series start! He passed Courtney Crone on lap eight and led the final 18 laps to beat Ashley Hazelton, Crone, Shawn Buckley and Jessop. Watts also had the fastest qualifying time and won the heat race. Saturday night's race at Lemoore, Calif. was cancelled.

Chris Lamb of Colfax, N.C. followed Friday's USAC Eastern HPD Midget "special event" victory at Raleigh, N.C. with Saturday's 30-lap "special event" victory at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C. Lamb passed Calvin Carroll on lap two and led all but the first lap to beat Blaine Leydig, Scott Hunter, Calvin Carroll and Nolan Allison.

Lamb's Friday "special event" 30-lap victory came at Wake County Speedway in Raleigh. Leydig finished second ahead of Allison, Tyler Corriher and Nikki Carroll. Lamb led all 30 laps for the victory.

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 Western Dirt Midget Standings: 1-Ashley Hazelton-254, 2-Cory Elliott-219, 3-Marvin Mitchell-169, 4-Wally Pankratz-135, 5-Cody Jessop-112, 6-Shawn Buckley-111, 7-Sean Watts-74, 8-Randi Pankratz-69, 9-Courtney Crone-64, 10-Davey Marcotte-60.

2014 HPD USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Shawn Buckley-8843, 2-Toni Breidinger-533, 3-Cody Jessop-505, 4-Ashley Hazelton-491, 5-Joey Rayborne-444, 6-Annie Breidinger-442, 7-Dylan Nobile-427, 8-Christine Breckenridge-426, 9-Tom Patterson-339, 10-Jeff Kelley-259.

2014 HPD USAC Western Pavement 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.

 

 

EL PASO, LAS CRUCES, TULAROSA HOST SOUTHWEST SPRINTS

R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. resumes his pursuit of the 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car championship this weekend in three races in Texas and New Mexico.

Friday night's race is at El Paso (Tex.) Speedway Park, while Saturday's race is at Southern New Mexico Raceway in Las Cruces. Tularosa (N.M.) Speedway hosts Sunday night's event.

The three-night tour follows a four-race "non-points" tour in America's heartland which included a victory at Lawton, Okla. by Johnson.

Johnson, who holds a 44-point lead over Charles Davis Jr. in the latest Southwest standings, won last year's El Paso race. Las Cruces native Rick Ziehl was the 2013 winner at his home track, while Tularosa will host its first USAC race since a Tim West victory in 2002.

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.

 

 

7TH VERMEIL CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND AT CALISTOGA

The 7th Annual "Louie Vermeil Classic" is on tap this weekend in the Napa Valley wine country Saturday and Sunday at the historic and scenic Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway. It features both the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and the Honda USAC Western Midgets.

The Calistoga events kick off "California Sprint Week" which continues with events September 4-5-6 at Chico, Watsonville and Santa Maria, Calif. respectively.

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. enters the two nights of racing with a substantial 155-point series lead over runner-up and five-time champion Mike Spencer. Gardner swept both 2010 "Vermeil" Sprint features and was second in one last year. Spencer has a 2009 and 2011 victory among his nine consecutive "top-four" finishes dating back to 2009.

Former "Vermeil" Sprint car winners Robert Ballou and Ryan Bernal, who have experienced winning "streaks" this year, are expected to compete. Ballou is coming off a great runner-up finish in last week's "Sprint Car Smackdown III" at Kokomo, Ind. and will team with Nic Faas in cars entered by Keith Ford. Other previous "Vermeil" Sprint winners include Tim and Bud Kaeding, Kevin Swindell, Kyle Hirst and Kyle Larson.

Gardner, whose specially-built Bonneville Salt Flats Sprint car holds the World's record for a Sprint Car and will be on exhibit this weekend, has seven feature wins in 12 starts so far this year in USAC/CRA competition. His other five starts include a second and two thirds!

This weekend's events salute the legacy of the man who virtually put Calistoga on the map, with the track history dating back to 1937!

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.

 

 

MIDGETS EYE THIS WEEKEND'S "VERMEIL CLASSIC" AT CALISTOGA

Trey Marcham of Oklahoma City, Okla. enters this weekend's 7th "Louie Vermeil Classic" at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway holding the point lead in the Honda USAC Western Midget overall and dirt standings. He has an eight-point lead over defending champion Ronnie Gardner in both standings.

Marcham and Gardner will be favorites for the Midget portion of Saturday and Sunday's Midget races, while the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars share the billing in the two-night racing extravaganza.

Honoring the man who virtually put Calistoga on the racing map, the race unfolds on a track dating back to 1937!

Marcham has not previously competed in a "Vermeil" feature event, while Gardner has a pair of thirds and a fifth in four previous starts.

Rico Abreu of nearby Rutherford, Calif. and Kyle Larson of nearby Elk Grove, Calif. won last year's Calistoga Midget races.

Other former "Vermeil" Midget winners included Johnny Rodriguez, Garrett Hansen, Josh Ford, Robby Josett, Cory Kruseman, Scott Pierovich, Johnathan Henry and Evan Margeson. Only Abreu, a winner in both 2012 and 2013, has two victories.

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.

 

 

"TED HORN 100" SUNDAY NIGHT AT DuQUOIN

A 66-year tradition continues Sunday night as the USAC Silver Crown Championship Cars make their annual trek to the beautiful DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds for the "Ted Horn 100."

Round seven of the 2014 series will witness Kody Swanson trying to remain undefeated on the dirt after victories at Terre Haute and Indianapolis, Ind. and Belleville, Kansas. He enters Sunday's race with a 42-point lead over runner-up Tracy Hines.

Swanson was the 2010 DuQuoin winner, while Hines won the race back-to-back in 2005 and 2006. Swanson was 12th and Hines 14th last year, both out of the race before the completion of lap one.

Chris Urish of Elkhart, Ill. is the defending race winner and former winners, along with Swanson and Hines expected to compete Sunday include Russ Gamester (1997).

Urish surprised the series regulars last year with his late-race charge, taking the lead three laps from the finish when Chris Windom ran out of fuel.

This year's field is expected to include a number of Illinois hopefuls in addition to Urish. They include Patrick Lawson of Edwardsville, A.J. Fike of Galesburg, Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Windom of Canton, Tiffany Wyzard of Williamsville, Steven Russell of Springfield, Randy Bateman of Murphysboro, Shane Cockrum and Jerry Bruce of Benton and Tad Roach of Granite City.

Tyler Walker holds the one-lap track record of 123.550 mph set in 2004.

The race honors the driver who lost his life in a DuQuoin accident in 1948. Horn's Indianapolis 500 record is remarkable. Between 1936 and 1948 he never finished worse than fourth in nine starts, despite never winning the 500!

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.

 

 

"JIM HURTUBISE CLASSIC" AT TERRE HAUTE FRIDAY;

DARLAND BREAKS BIGELOW'S ALL-TIME SPRINT WIN RECORD;

DARLAND ALSO TAKES "SMACKDOWN'; PRELIM TO STANBROUGH

This Friday's "Jim Hurtubise Classic" AMSOIL USAC National Sprint race at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track honors the memory of the driver who scored five consecutive USAC Sprint Car victories at the storied track between 1960 and 1962.

Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind., who eclipsed Tom Bigelow's all-time USAC Sprint car victory record Sunday at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway, has returned to the series point lead and takes a five-point cushion over Brady Bacon into Friday's race at the track where he claimed the "Tony Hulman Classic" in May.

Bryan Clauson, who stands third in the points, won the "Indiana Sprint Week" feature at Terre Haute in July and will try to give long-time car owner Mike Curb his 100th USAC National feature victory in Friday's competition.

Darland repeated as the champion of the Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer "Sprint Car Smackdown" this past weekend, tying Bigelow's record with his 52nd career win Saturday, then closing out the four-day racing extravaganza with #53 in Sunday's 40-lap finale.

Darland started outside B & W "King of the Hill" Champion Brady Bacon in Sunday's feature, trailed Bacon for five laps, then set sail to lead the final 35 laps in his Racers Advantage Store/Frank Daigh DRC/Foxco Chevy. Robert Ballou finished a close second ahead of Clauson, Bacon and Jon Stanbrough. Sunday's $10,000-to-win race had been rained out on Saturday night and postponed to the next day.

Darland's Saturday victory came in a 30-lap feature also delayed from Thursday night, when rains interrupted the program after two heats had been completed. Justin Grant led the first 23 laps before Darland took over. Grant finished second ahead of Ballou, Chris Windom and Stanbrough.

Stanbrough opened the victory celebrations with his 30-lap win Friday night, taking the lead from Bryan Clauson on the white-flag lap and leading the final two circuits in his MP Environmental Services/Indiana Underground Maxim/Fisher. Clauson was second ahead of Ballou, Kyle Cummins and Bacon.

Participants earned numerous special awards, plus lap prizes totaling $10,000. USAC would like to thank all of those who contributed lap prizes as well as the following special award donors: Cooper Tire, Brase Yourself, AllStar Performance, QuickCar Racing Products, The True Grit Award, B & W Auto Mart, Spire Sports & Entertainment, ProSource, Phoenix Racer's Advantage Store, Arizona Open Wheel Museum, CSI Shocks, Hummel's Factory Kahne, PPM Titanium Products, Indy Performance Composites, Pace Performance Coatings, Wilwood Brake Systems, American Racing Ministries, DRC Chassis, Weld Racing, Roger & Barb Tapy of Customized Service Trucks, Impact Racing, Rod End Supply, Simpson Racing Products, C & R Racing, Hinchman Racewear, Hoosier Tire, Arizona Sport Shirts, Traxxas, Go Pro, Rugged Radios and USAC.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Dave Darland-1,520, 2-Brady Bacon-1,515, 3-Bryan Clauson-1,480, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,428, 5-Chase Stockon-1,297, 6-Justin Grant-1,230, 7-Chris Windom-1,206, 8-Tracy Hines-1,195, 9-Robert Ballou-1,085, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,067.

 

 

USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

August 23, 2014 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dean Christensen (#9 Miller), 2. Mike Chaffee (#18c Chaffee), 3. Tim Hodge (#5 Hodge), 4. Josh Sunn (#76 Manafort), 5. Adam Pierson (#76M Manafort), 6. Joe Krawiec (#6 Matczak), 7. Scott Viets (#2 Miller), 8. Ray Miller (#1w Miller), 9. Scott Holcomb (#47 Myers/Miller). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jeff Champagne (#77 Champagne), 2. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney), 3. Vincent Lucca (#11v Miller), 4. Axel Rose (#11R Miller), 5. Tyler Rivard (#37 Rivard), 6. Tom Thompson (#24 Thompson), 7. Rob Williams (#78 Otterman), 8. Amanda Habel (#09 Habel), 9. Dylan Duhaime (#57 Duhaime). NT

DASH: (4 laps) 1. Christensen, 2. Whitney, 3. Chaffee, 4. Lucca, 5. Hodge, 6. Champagne. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Adam :Pierson, 2. Jeff Champagne, 3. Mike Chaffee, 4. Joe Krawiec, 5. Josh Sunn, 6. Adam Whitney, 7. Ray Miller, 8. Vince Lucca, 9. Scott Holcomb, 10. Scott Viets, 11. Tyler Rivard, 12. Amanda Habel, 13. Tom Thompson, 14. Dean Christensen, 15. Tom Hodge, 16. Alex Rose, 17. Rob Williams. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Lucca, Laps 4-11 Krawiec, Laps 12-25 Pierson.

NEW USAC DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Pierson-793, 3-Sunn-642, 3-Viets-598, 4-Holcomb-557, 5-Chaffee-507, 6-Krawiec-498, 7-Christensen-492, 8-Miller-492, 9-Whitney-458, 10-Champagne-442.

NEXT USAC DMA MIDGET RACE: September 6 - Bradford, VT - Bear Ridge Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

August 24, 2014 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer"Sprint Car Smackdown III"

FIRST QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps) 1. Justin Grant (#40 Hery), 2. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 3. Logan Jarrett (#29 Jarrett), 4. Tyler Courtney (#23c Courtney), 5. Brian Karraker (#3R Byram), 6. Chad Boespflug (#57 Hazen), 7. Brandon Mattox (#28 Mattox). NT

SECOND QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr. (#9k KT), 2. Brady Short (#11p Pottorff), 3. Casey Shuman (#21k Krockenberger), 4. Landon Simon (#24 Simon), 5. Trevor Kobylarz (#14 Becker), 6. Parker Price-MIller (#9p Ronk), 7. Max McGhee (#17m McGhee). NT

THIRD QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr. (#10E Edison), 2. Kyle Cummins (#21x Pollock), 3. Tracy Hines (#4 Hines), 4. Chris Gurley (#12G Team Automotive), 5. Jarett Andretti (#18 Andretti), 6. Josh Spencer (#66J Spencer). 2:18.21

"KING OF THE HILL" 2-CAR SHOOTOUTS: (3 laps each) Round 1:Chase Stockon (#32 32 TBI) defeated Robert Ballou (#12x Ballou); Dave Darland (#71p Phillips) defeated Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart/Curb-Agajanian); Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics) defeated Chris Windom (#11 Walker); and Jon Stanbrough (#66 Amati) defeated Shane Cottle (#2E Epperson). Round 2: Darland defeated Stockon and Bacon defeated Stanbrough. Final Round: Bacon defeated Darland.

B MAIN: (15 laps) 1. Boesplfug, 2. Courtney, 3. Simon, 4. McGhee, 5. Spencer, 6. Gurley, 7. Price-Miller, 8. Kobylarz, 9. Karraker, 10. Andretti, 11. Mattox. NT

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Kyle Cummins, 11. Logan Jarrett, 12. Chad Boespflug, 13. Brady Short, 14. Tracy Hines, 15. Max McGhee, 16. Josh Spencer, 17. Brian Karraker, 18. C.J. Leary, 19. Casey Shuman, 20. Landon Simon, 21. Jerry Coons Jr., 22. Tyler Courtney, 23. Chris Windom. NT

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**McGhee flipped during the second qualifying race. Mattox flipped during the B-Main. Andretti flipped during the B-Main.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Bacon, Laps 6-40 Darland.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Darland-1,520, 2-Bacon-1,515, 3-Clauson-1,480, 4-Stanbrough-1,428, 5-Stockon-1,297, 6-Grant-1,230, 7-Windom-1,206, 8-Hines-1,195, 9-Ballou-1,085, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,067.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: August 29 - Terre Haute (IN) Action Track - "Jim Hurtubise Classic"

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS:

August 23, 2014 - Rougemont, North Carolina - Orange County Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-14.586; 2. Blaine Leydig, 21, Leydig-14.746; 3. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-14.749; 4. Peter Hathaway, 1, Hathaway-14.833; 5. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-14.910; 6. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-14.965; 7. Nikki Carroll, 5, Carroll-15.053; 8. Nic Davidson, 6x, Radical-15.183; 9. Fletcher Wulff, 4, Wulff-15.228; 10. Kyle Craker, 12c, Craker-15.249; 11. Wade Brown, 12, Corriher-15.495.

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Blaine Leydig, 3. Scott Hunter, 4. Calvin Carroll, 5. Nolan Allison, 6. Nic Davidson, 7. Nikki Carroll, 8. Peter Hathaway, 9. Kyle Craker, 10. Fletcher wulff, 11. Wade Brown. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 C.Carroll, Laps 2-30 Lamb.

NEXT USAC EASTERN HPD MIDGET RACE:September 20 - Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway

 

 

HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS:

August 22, 2014 - Raleigh, North Carolina - Wake County Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Nikki Carroll (#5 Carroll), 2. Jessica Bean (#6 Lamb), 3. Chris Lamb (#9 Lamb), 4. Calvin Carroll (#24 Carroll), 5. Peter Hathway (#1 Hathway), 6. Kyle Craker (#12c Craker). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps) 1. Scott Hunter (#14 Borwn/Noffsinger), 2. Tyler Corriher (#12 Corriher), 3. Blaine Leydig (#21 Leydig), 4. Nolan Allison (#16 Allison), 5. Nic Davidson (#6x Radical), 6. Fletcher Wulff (#4 Wulff). NT

FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Blaine Leydig, 3. Nolan Allison, 4. Tyler Corriher, 5. Nikki Carroll, 6. Scott Hunter, 7. Peter Hathway, 8. Kyle Craker, 9. Nic Davidson, 10. Calvin Carroll, 11. Jessica Bean, 12. Fletcher Wulff. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Lamb.

NEXT HPD EASTERN "SPECIAL EVENT" MIDGET RACE:August 23 - Rougemont, N.C. - Orange County Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

August 21 & 23, 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; 36. Thomas Meseraull, 77, Wingo-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

RAIN AFTER SECOND HEAT - REMAINDER OF PROGRAM HELD AUGUST 23 (Day)

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mattox, 2. Bacon, 3. Short, 4. Clauson, 5. Andretti, 6. Stanbrough. 7. Hines. 2:15.45

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jarrett, 2. Coons, 3. Spencer, 4. Cottle, 5. Simon, 6. Kobylarz, 7. Dakus. 2:16.39

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Cummins, 3. McGhee, 4. Hines, 5. Shuman, 6. Boespflug. 7. Bernal, 8. Price-Miller, 9. Courtney, 10. Dakus, 11. Karraker, 12. Kobylarz, 13. Simon, 14. Andretti, 15. Meseraull. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Robert Ballou, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Shane Cottle, 9. Brady Short, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Bryan Clauson, 13. C.J. Leary, 14. Tracy Hines, 15. Max McGhee, 16. Chad Boespflug, 17. Chris Gurley, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Brandon Mattox, 20. Josh Spencer, 21. Kyle Cummins, 22. Brian Karraker, 23. Casey Shuman. NT

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**Meseraull flipped during the semi. Andretti flipped during the semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 1-23 Grant, Laps 24-30 Darland.

NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Bacon-1,464, 2-Darland-1,460, 3-Clauson-1,426, 4-Stanbrough-1,380, 5-Stockon-1,261, 6-Windom-1,193, 7-Grant-1,185, 8-Hines-1,170, 9-Schuerenberg-1,067, 10-Leary-1,036.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: August 23 (Night) - Kokomo (IN) Speedway - Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer"Sprint Car Smackdown III" (Finale)

 

 

HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS:

August 22, 2014 - Visalia, California - Plaza Park Raceway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Sean Watts, 11E, Elliott-12.028, 2. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-12.187, 3. Courtney Crone, 98jr., Pankratz-12.292, 4. Nick Breidinger, 37, Pankratz-12.890, 5. Cody Jessop, 25, Mitchell-13.039, 6. Shawn Buckley, 91s, Rambull-13.074.

HEAT RACE: (8 Laps) 1. Watts, 2. Hazelton, 3. Crone, 4. Jessop, 5. Buckley, 6. Breidinger. NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Sean Watts, 2. Ashley Hazelton, 3. Courtney Crone, 4. Shawn Buckley, 5. Cody Jessop, 6. Nick Breidinger. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Crone, Laps 8-25 Watts.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS:1-Hazelton-254, 2-Cory Elliott-219, 3-Marvin Mitchell-169, 4-Wally Pankratz-135, 5-Jessop-112, 6-Buckley-111, 7-Watts-74, 8-Randi Pankratz-69, 9-Crone-64, 10-Davey Marcotte-60.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS:1-Buckley-8843, 2-Toni Breidinger-533, 3-Jessop-505, 4-Hazelton-491, 5-Joey Rayborne-444, 6-Annie Breidinger-442, 7-Dylan Nobile-427, 8-Christine Breckenridge-426, 9-Tom Patterson-339, 10-Jeff Kelley-259.

NEXT HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE (Dirt):September 6 - Santa Maria (CA) Speedway

 

 

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS:

August 22, 2014 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer"Sprint Car Smackdown III"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.712; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.843; 3. Thomas Meseraull, 77, Wingo-12.843; 4. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-12.912; 5. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-12.964; 6. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-12.971; 7. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-12.976; 8. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-12.998; 9. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.079; 10. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.162; 11. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.189; 12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.235; 13. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.290; 14. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.290; 15. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-13.304; 16. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.305; 17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-13.345; 18. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.348; 19. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.354; 20. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.372; 21. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-13.378; 22. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-13.381; 23. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.457; 24. Max McGhee, 17m, McGhee-13.468; 25. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-13.519; 26. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.584; 27. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-13.601; 28. Brian Karraker, 3R, Byram-13.780; 29. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, Becker-13.790; 30. Ryan Bernal, 27a, Elson-13.811; 31. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.853; 32. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-13.858; 33. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.861; 34. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-14.011.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Grant, 3. Courtney, 4. Short, 5. Darland, 6. Ballou, 7. Boespflug, 8. Moore, 9. Kobylarz. 2:17.40

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Bacon, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Coons, 5. Jarrett, 6. Price-Miller, 7. Bernal, 8. Gurley, 9. Dakus. 2:15.24

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Cottle, 3. Shuman, 4, Clauson, 5. Simon, 6. Spencer, 7. Andretti, 8. Meseraull. 2:14.58

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mattox, 2. Stockon, 3. McGhee, 4. Cummins, 5. Weir, 6. Leary, 7. Karraker, 8. Clayton. 2:16.13

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Darland. 2. Ballou, 3. Boespflug, 4. Jarrett, 5. Leary, 6. Weir, 7. Gurley, 8. Price-Miller, 9. Simon, 10. Karraker, 11. Kobylarz, 12. Andretti,13. Bernal, 14. Spencer, 15. Moore, 16. Dakus. 2:41.06

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Robert Ballou, 4. Kyle Cummins, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Chase Stockon, 7. Brady Short, 8. C.J. Leary, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Logan Jarrett, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Shane Cottle, 13. Max McGhee, 14. Tracy Hines, 15. Casey Shuman, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Brandon Mattox, 18. Dave Darland, 19. Tyler Courtney, 20. Scotty Weir, 21. Chad Boespflug, 22. Justin Grant, 23. Brian Karraker. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-28 Clauson, Laps 29-30 Stanbrough.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1- Bacon-1,415, 2-Clauson-1,388, 3-Darland-1,387, 4-Stanbrough-1,328, 5-Stockon-1,220, 6-Hines-1,144; 7-Windom-1,136, 8-Grant-1,121, 9-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,066, 10-Leary-999.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: August 23 - Kokomo (IN) Speedway - Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer"Sprint Car Smackdown III"

 

 

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.

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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.

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