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Ed Lynch Jr. snookers AJ Flick for the Sprint win

Sarver, PA (April 17, 2015)  Opening Night of Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas kicked off the 2015 season with a bang and the Battle of Apollo raged between Ed Lynch Jr. and AJ Flick.  Flick led most of the 25-lap Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprint feature, but he screwed up just once and it was enough for the Apollo Rocket to duck under and blast past to score his 110th career Lernerville feature win.  Russ King repeated as Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Opening Night feature winner and then his brother Rex King Jr. picked up the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modified win.  Terry Young was also a repeat Opening Night feature winner in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman; his third Opening Night win since 2009.

4.17.15
410 Sprints Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (2L) Ed Lynch Jr, Apollo
2. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo
3. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City
4. (7) Eric Williams, Greenville
5. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City
6. (81) Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH
7. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum
8. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum
9. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown
10. (5) Sye Lynch, Apollo
11. (27M) Zach Morrow, Mars
12. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver
13. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg
14. (35z) Jared Zimbardi, Bradford
15. (23jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH
16. (76) Davey Jones, Baden
DNS (4W) Eric L Williams, N Waterford
DNS (5K) Adam Kekich, Hermitage
DQ (40X) Cory Good, Smicksburg
Heat Race Winners: Brandon Spithaler, Jack Sodeman Jr.

Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (56) Russell King, Bristol, OH
2. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg
3. (H1) Jared Miley, South Park
4. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr, Wexford
5. (03) Doug Eck, Corry
6. (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport
7. (88) Chuck Sarver, West Sunburry
8. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park
9. (66) Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights
10. (72B) Jim Kurpakus, Leechburg
11. (CR9) Chris Rhodes, Windber
12. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars
13. (111) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg
14. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver
15. (36) Tony Musolino, Pittsburgh
16. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver
17. (J4) John Garvin Jr., Sarver
Heat Race Winners: Russell King, Jared Miley

DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristol, OH
2. (19W) Justin Wright, Piffard, NY
3. (6M) Mat Williamson, St Catharines ONT
4. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg
5. (96) Mike Turner, Herman
6. (65) Rex King Sr., Bristol, OH
7. (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler
8. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars
9. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk
10. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver
11. (45) Steve Feder, Butler
12. (83T) Tom Glenn, Barkeyville
13. (29K) Garrett Krummert, Butler
14. (29*) Eric Beggs, Slippery Rock
15. (23) Jimmy Weller, Liberty, OH
16. (6) Carl Murdick, Butler
17. (71B) Don Brown, Butler
18. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian
Heat Race Winners: Jeremiah Shingledecker, Mat Williamson

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Dean Jacobs opens FAST season with 410 sprint victory

By Brian Liskai

Attica, Ohio (Friday, April 17, 2015) – Steve Casebolt had a lot of seconds and thirds over the years at Attica Raceway Park. On Friday, the Richmond, Indiana driver led all 30 laps to score his first career victory on Kear’s Speed Shop/True Value of Woodville Night.

Casebolt had to hold off a charging Doug Drown the final three laps to score the American Late Model Series win aboard his Tye Twarog owned machine.

“We kind of got to struggling there at the end. I felt like we were good at the beginning. Lapped cars were difficult to deal with. I’ve been here several times…been coming here a long time and have had a lot of seconds and never had won one so we finally broke the jinx,” said Casebolt of his Lias Tire/JE Pistons backed c9.

“I have to thank Tye Twarog. He came on board with us this year in a big way. We wouldn’t have even been here if it weren’t for him. Thanks to my crew guys Saul-Bone, Hobsy and Dillon,” added Casebolt.

Former Attica champion Dean Jacobs of Wooster, Ohio, would lead all 30 laps of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature to score his 11th career win. It wasn’t easy for Jacobs as six time track champion Byron Reed made it very interesting the final two laps as the race went green to checker with no cautions.

The win for Jacobs aboard the Joe and Diane Seeling owned #97 starts the season for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series and its $10,000 title.

“There’s a little chemistry here. Joe and I have been buddies for quite awhile. Like all good relationships you have your ups and downs and we’ve had them but we’ve overlooked them and came back together. Ronnie unfortunately had a little trouble of his own over the winter and he’s in a wheelchair now. It means a lot. He still works his butt off on this car and Floyd…they make this thing fast and I get the fun of driving it,” said Jacobs beside his Northwest Ohio Towing/Sugar Street Bar and Grill/NAPA Truck Center backed machine.

“The inside boards of my wing are still aluminum and I get a glare off of them and I kept thinking someone was driving beside me. I probably slacked off a little there at the end of the race. I hit the tires (on bottom of the track) a few times but as long as you’re on the gas it pops the front end a little but you keep going,” added Jacobs.

“We’re putting a full assault on the FAST championship this year. If we don’t win it I’ll be very disappointed,” continued Jacobs.

Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan would survive a restart with just one lap remaining to claim his second Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint feature of 2015. The win for the defending track champion is his 7th career victory at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant which also opened the season for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series.

“I got to start up front for a change. Last year I started seventh about 12 times. The cautions kept me out of lapped traffic which was getting very hard to pass. I was hoping for a caution that last lap because they were on the high side and bottom. I thought I’d be okay but then I thought it might hurt me because I thought Bobby Clark was going to come right through the middle,” said Ryan beside his Village Pizza House/KDB Rentals/Burns Electric/Frosty Frog/Sandwisch Hay and Straw/Kistler Racing Products/Griff’s Engines/Big D’s Lawncare/Walton’s Cutting Crew/Precision Body and Frame/J&J Automotive backed machine.

For the 30 lap ALMS feature Drown and Casebolt would bring the field to green with Casebolt gaining the advantage. Drown would have his hands full early with Ryan Markham with Ryan Missler and Matt Irey staying close.

After a lap was scored Greg Oaks would spin. On the restart Casebolt would pull away slightly as Markham drove into second with Drown, Missler and Irey giving chase. Drown would drive back into second a lap later.

A long green flag run would follow and Casebolt would hit lapped traffic by the 13th circuit allowing Drown to close with Markham and Irey locked in a tremendous battle for third. Irey would take the third spot on lap 14.

With six laps to go Casebolt was in heavy lapped traffic as Drown pulled right to his rear bumper. The second and final caution would come out on lap 25 for a Dusty Moore spin. On the restart Casebolt couldn’t shake Drown who raced to his inside lap after lap. Coming to the white flag Drown and Casebolt were side by side. Casebolt got a good run off the bottom of turn two the final lap and drove to the win over Drown, Irey, Missler and Markham.

Jacobs and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green in the 410 sprint feature with Jacobs gaining the edge as Chad Kemenah drove into second while DJ Foos, Reed, Brubaker, Rob Chaney and Chris Andrews gave chase.

Kemenah drove to Jacobs’ outside several times over the first six laps before Jacobs was able to pull away slightly. Foos would then pressure Kemenah and would take second on lap 9.

The leaders hit lapped traffic by the 12th lap with the running order Jacobs, Foos, Reed, Kemenah, Chaney, Andrews, Brubaker, 12th starter Cap Henry and Craig Mintz. Reed would take second at the halfway point of the race with Kemenah driving around Foos for third a lap later.

With 12 laps to go Reed was closing on Jacobs with Kemenah, Foos, Chaney and Henry in pursuit. Jacobs and Reed ran nose to tail over the next 10 laps and with two to go Reed raced to Jacobs’ outside with Kemenah, Henry and Foos in tow.

As they took the white flag Jacobs was glued to the bottom with Reed trying the middle. As they raced out of turn two the final time Jacobs got a great bite off the bottom as Reed would try one final time to the outside in the final turns. Jacobs would hold Reed off for the win with Kemenah, Henry and Foos rounding out the top five.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature John Ivy and Ryan would bring the field to green with Ryan gaining the advantage. Ivy, Paul Weaver, Bobby Clark, Steve Rando and Jamie Miller would give chase. Clark would move into third on the second lap and would grab second on lap four. Miller would move into third on lap five.

The leaders would race into heavy lapped traffic by just the seventh circuit with Ryan’s lead disappearing as Clark, Miller, Ivy and Alvin Roepke in pursuit. Trey Jacobs would bring out the first caution on lap 12 as he spun right in front of the leaders. On the restart Ryan was able to pull away slightly as Miller took second from Clark with Roepke, Rando and Ivy giving chase.

As Ryan stayed glued to the bottom, Clark would find the middle groove to his liking as he blasted back into second on lap 16 with Miller staying close. Lapped traffic would come into play again with four laps to go with Ryan leading Clark, Miller, Roepke, Rando, Weaver, Kyle Capodice and Ivy.

Tyler Street would bring out only the second caution of the race just after the white flag had flown. Ryan got a great restart and drove to the win over Clark, Miller, Roepke and Rando.

410 Sprints A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[12] ; 5. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[17] ; 8. 09-Craig Mintz[10] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[16] ; 10. 19-Chris Andrews[5] ; 11. 9x-Rob Chaney[7] ; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 13. 40DD-Nate Dussell[14] ; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[11] ; 15. 1st-Gary Taylor[19] ; 16. 25M-Ken Mackey[13] ; 17. 83M-Broc Martin[18] ; 18. 9-Jimmy Colvin[20] ; 19. 9H-Jac Haudenschild[15] ; 20. 15H-Mitch Harble[9]

305 Sprints A-Main 1 (25 Laps) 1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 3. 39-Jamie Miller[5] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[10] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[12] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 9. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron[11] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith[13] ; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs[18] ; 14. 7M-Brandon Moore[15] ; 15. 25-Jason Keckler[14] ; 16. 48-Mike Burkin[16] ; 17. 4*-Tyler Street[17] ; 18. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[20] ; 19. 18-Frank Neill[19] ; 20. 13-Jeremy Duposki[9]

Late Models A-Main 1 -  (30 Laps) 1. C9-Steve Casebolt[2] ; 2. 240-Doug Drown[1] ; 3. 71I-Matt Irey[6] ; 4. 50Y-Ryan Missler[4] ; 5. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 6. 13-JR Hotovy[5] ; 7. 15B-Mike Bores[8] ; 8. 54-Matt Westfall[9] ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed[14] ; 10. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[7] ; 11. 71-Dave Hornikel[16] ; 12. M14-Brandon Thirlby[11] ; 13. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen[20] ; 14. 88-Andrew Reaume[18] ; 15. 15A-Phil Ausra[21] ; 16. 75-Dusty Moore[12] ; 17. 00-Chris Kelley[13] ; 18. 20-Chad White[17] ; 19. 91-Rusty Schlenk[15] ; 20. 007-Rick Bond[19] ; 21. 22-Greg Oaks[10] ; 22. 48-John Bores[22]

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FVP NSL Notes from 34 Raceway

Windom, MN (April 14, 2015) – The inaugural FVP National Sprint League event is in the books, and it was all it was built up to be.  The historic event saw great racing amongst great competitors at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday.  Following are a few notes from the event.

Big Win for Wayne – Winning the first FVP NSL event was huge for Wayne Johnson.  It has to rank right up there with his 410 wins at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida, the prelims at the Knoxville Nationals and with the World of Outlaws Gumout series.  The two-time ASCS National champion’s last wins came when he took home over $61,000 for sweeping last September’s Fall Brawl at the I-80 Speedway.  His last 410 win came in 2012 in weekly competition at the Knoxville Raceway.  Wayne likes the 34 Raceway.  He has now won not only in a 410 there, but also in a 360 and a 305.  His wins came for three different owners as well.

Tough Night for Stevenson – Just getting to the show was a task for Brandon Stevenson.  The Holstein, Iowa driver was waiting for his trailer to be delivered…and waiting and waiting.  At the last minute he had to borrow an open trailer just to make the five and a half hour tow.  His time on the track didn’t last long when his #0 went end over end over the first turn in hot laps earning him the “Ti22 Good as New Award”.  Fortunately, Brandon is only reporting some soreness where his belts contained him.  He plans to be back in action on Friday, April 24 at the Eagle Raceway when the USAC National Sprint Car series visits.  He’ll be back at Eagle for the next FVP NSL event on May 8 as well.

Loyet Shines – Brad Loyet led the point standings with the ASCS National Series for much of 2014.  The Loyet Motorsports #o5 team is concentrating on the 410 this year, and his first ever trip to 34 Raceway was a good one.  Strong throughout the 25-lap main event, he would bring it home in the third position.  The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver plans on competing in the next three events with the NSL, and about 75% of the season.  If he remains in the upper echelon of the point standings, it will be interesting to see if he is around for much more.

Hard-charging TK No Surprise – The brand new team partnering “TK” Tim Kaeding and Lunstra Motorsports was a success from the start.  The San Jose, California driver showed how tough the heats can be, when he slipped just a little in turn one.  That left him on the outside looking in.  After winning the B main and the Hooker Harness “Locked in Award”, he proceeded to charge from 15th to fifth in his new ride to earn “KSE Hard-charger Award” honors as well.

Murphy’s Law for Josh – Josh Schneiderman had high hopes coming into the opener at his hometown track.  Previously a podium finisher with the World of Outlaws at 34 Raceway, his night started well with the seventh quick time of the night.  However, things went downhill after hooking the infield tire in turn two in his heat.  Running strong up front in the B, flames and smoke started to billow from the Deuce Motorsports #49.  If that weren’t enough, the nose wing collapsed at the same time.  Josh was able to massage his mount to the fourth and final transfer spots earning the Speedway Graphics “From the Tail Award”.  After limping out of the feature after six laps, he also earned the night’s Bell Helmets “Tough Luck Award” at his home track.

New Team, New Car, New Crew Chief, No Problem for BC – Bryan Clauson drove for the Matt Wood Racing #17w team on the west coast with the World of Outlaws, but it was a fresh start last Saturday night.  The Noblesville, Indiana driver teamed with crew chief Shane Bowers for the first time.  That wasn’t all.  The team implemented a brand new shock package, and switched from ART to GF1 chassis for the night.  The transition was seamless, as Clauson timed in fourth quick, had a bit of luck making it through the heat race, and then drew the pole for the main event.  He was challenging for the lead when the final caution came out, and would eventually checker fourth in a stellar debut.

A Night of Firsts – Joining Kaeding (who was the first B main winner) and feature winner Wayne Johnson in FVP NSL “firsts”, were Danny Lasoski and Brooke Tatnell.  “The Dude” drove the GoMuddy.com #2 to quick time at 12.455 seconds in Minnesota Mafia time trials.  Tatnell won the first heat race aboard the Barry and Vivian Lewis/TK Concrete #55.

A 360 for TMAC – Terry McCarl has been strong at 34 Raceway throughout his career, and he commanded the lead on lap two and took off.  However, a 360 spin (in which he kept it going in third place) cost him the lead, and eventually the win.  Still, it was a strong night for TMAC, who would come back and finish second to Johnson in the feature.  He was tenth quick and also picked up a heat win.

Another New Team – After partnering with Lunstra Motorsports for so many years, it was a bit strange to see Mark Dobmeier parked across pit lane.  Like Kaeding and Clauson, the five-time Huset’s Speedway champ was aboard a new mount in the Jimco Motorsports #13.  The Grand Forks, North Dakota driver would finish up a solid tenth.

Great Weather, Great Crowd – A forecast of sunny weather with 70 degree temperatures brought fans from across the country.  Plates in the parking lot were spotted from as far as Pennsylvania, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Texas and Colorado among other states.  The FVP NSL would like to thank all the fans that made the trip and we invite you to our next events on Friday, May 8 at the high-banked 1/3-mile Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska, and on Saturday, May 9 at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

2015 FVP National Sprint League Driver Point Standings
1. Wayne Johnson 344
2. Terry McCarl 310
3. Brad Loyet 307
4. Danny Lasoski 304
5. Bryan Clauson 302
6. Brian Brown 279
7. Tim Kaeding 270
8. Mark Dobmeier 226
9. Bill Balog  212
10. Ian Madsen 211

2015 FVP National Sprint League Schedule
Saturday, April 11 – 34 Raceway (Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA)
Friday, May 8 – Eagle Raceway (Eagle, NE)
Saturday, May 9 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) ($20,000 bonus from Durst Motorplex to win Eagle and Knoxville)
Friday, May 15 – Jacksonville Speedway, “Sprints Gone Wild” w/MOWA (Jacksonville, IL)
Friday, May 22 – Jackson Speedway, Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals (Jackson, MN)
Sunday, May 24 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)
Thursday, May 28 – St. Francois County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Farmington, MO)
Friday, May 29 – Randolph County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Moberly, MO)
Saturday, June 27 – Knoxville Raceway, Mid-Season Championship, $5,000 to win (Knoxville, IA)
Friday, July 3 – Huset’s Speedway, $5,000 to win (Brandon, SD)
Saturday, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Friday, July 10 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (Jefferson, SD)
Tuesday, July 21 – Hancock County Speedway (Britt, IA)
Wednesday, July 22 – Iowa State Fair Speedway (Des Moines, IA)
Thursday, July 23 – Jackson Speedway (Jackson, MN)
Friday, July 24 – Crawford County Speedway (Denison, IA)
Sunday, July 26 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)
Friday, July 31 – I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE)
Monday, August 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway, $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge (Oskaloosa, IA)
Friday, August 21 – Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, MN)
Saturday, August 22 – Clay County Fair Speedway (Spencer, IA)
Saturday, August 29 – Knoxville Raceway, $5,000 to win (Knoxville, IA)
Sunday, August 30 – Angell Park Speedway, w/IRA (Sun Prairie, WI)
Friday, September 4 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN)
Saturday, September 5 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN)
Sunday, September 6 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)
Friday, September 11 – Eagle Raceway, Nebraska Cup (Eagle, NE)
Saturday, September 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway, Jerry Richert Memorial w/IRA (New Richmond, WI)
Friday, October 2 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale” (Greenwood, NE)
Saturday, October 3 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale” (Greenwood, NE)

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Wayne Johnson Wins Thriller in FVP NSL Opener

West Burlington, IA, April 11, 2015 – Wayne Johnson took advantage of a spin by leader Terry McCarl to claim the inaugural feature event for the FVP National Sprint League Saturday night at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.  The Knoxville, Iowa driver took command on lap 18 and held off McCarl on a late restart.

Johnson got the jump on pole-sitter Bryan Clauson to start the event, but McCarl, who started in row two, circled the lead pair to lead lap two.  The Altoona, Iowa driver pulled away from Johnson, while Clauson, Brian Brown and Steve Kinser battled in the top five.

After completing lap 17, McCarl performed a 360 spin in turn two, while Johnson was holding off Clauson for the second spot.  McCarl maintained third.  A lap later, Davey Heskin spun, bringing out the final caution of the race.

Johnson led Clauson, McCarl, a surging Brad Loyet and Brown back to the green flag.  Johnson was able to maintain his advantage, bucking a large cushion and gaining the win.  McCarl worked by Clauson on lap 21 and finished second.  Loyet used the low side to grab third late.  Clauson and KSE Hard-charger, Tim Kaeding, rounded out the top five.  Quick-timer, Danny Lasoski, Brown, Kinser, Sammy Swindell and Mark Dobmeier completed the top ten.

Brooke Tatnell, Swindell, Terry McCarl and Dusty Zomer took heat races, while Kaeding won the B main.  Brandon Stevenson flipped hard in time trials.  He was uninjured.

“I’m getting to old for this!” said Johnson in Victory Lane.  “It’s getting hard to ride a big old curb like that!  Burlington has always been one of my favorite tracks, and to get a win with the NSL here is really great!”

“I’m pretty embarrassed,” said McCarl about his spin while leading.  “I just threw away a win.  This is such a fun racetrack.  The more aggressive I got, the more I enjoyed it.  I’d like to thank all our sponsors and everyone here who came to watch us.”

“We were really good,” said Loyet.  “We had a really good car tonight.  I got to screwing around with my line a little bit there at the end and it cost us a little.  My hats off to my guys.  We don’t run a 410 very often, but we’re going to this year.”

FVP National Sprint League Results from 34 Raceway

FVP National Sprint A Main (started),
25 laps: 1. 77x, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (2) 2. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4) 3. O5, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (9) 4. 17w, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (1) 5. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (15) 6. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (8) 7. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (5) 8. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (6) 9. 01, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (7) 10. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (13) 11. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (14) 12. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (3) 13. 9, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (12) 14. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (16) 15. 25, Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL (17) 16. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (21) 17. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (10) 18. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18) 19. 7, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (20) 20. 2x, AJ Bruns, Athens, IL (19) 21. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23) 22. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (22) 23. 14P, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (11) 24. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (24).

Lap Leaders: W. Johnson 1, T. McCarl 2-17, W. Johnson 18-25.

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Attica group qualifying and scales procedures detailed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, April 9, 2015

ATTICA, Ohio – When racing resumes at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, April 10 on Bazell Race Fuels Night the UMP late models and 305 sprints will use the group qualifying format (listed at www.atticaracewaypark.com) which is listed above the line-up boards at the pit tower.

Attica’s weekly weight rule and scales procedures will be as follows:

-The top 3 finishers in the A-main in the 410 sprints, UMP late models and 305 sprints must go to the scales. The weight rule requirements and information is on the track’s website in the rules section under each division and will be posted on the line-up board at the pit tower. Failure to go to the scales will result in disqualification.

Due to procedures not being posted and no drivers’ meeting held last Saturday no penalties will be enforced for the April 4 racing. Points and finishing positions have been corrected accordingly.

Races resume April 10 with the UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints and the Dirt Trucks. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing under way at 7:45 p.m.

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Racing roars back to Fremont Speedway Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FREMONT, Ohio – The roar of racing engines returns to Fremont Speedway as “The Track That Action Built” kicks off it’s 65th season of racing Saturday, April 11 on Tank’s Meats of Elmore Night.

To encourage the next generation of race fans to come out and see and feel the fun and excitement of dirt track racing, Fremont Speedway will allow any college student with a valid student ID to get in for only $10. Also, Fremont Speedway will continue its “Fan Zone” promotion where one fan’s ticket will be drawn from random and that person’s ticket will be upgraded to a pit pass, they will receive a meal from the track and a ride in the Baumann Auto Group Pace Tahoe.

The 410 Sprints, 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks and the new 602 Late Models will be in action.

“The weather forecast for Saturday looks good and despite all the rain throughout the week we plan to race. A lot of thanks goes to our dedicated team of employees and long-time race track supporter John Adkins. John called me early this week and told me he would send a crew out to make sure the drains were all clear,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

The 2015 season looks to be very exciting as many rookies have indicated they plan to be in action in all the divisions. In the 410 sprints the young guns will challenge five time and defending champion Byron Reed. Several team changes in the off-season could mean big thrills for the fans. Chris Andrews has moved to the Mintz family #19 while former 305 sprint champion Stuart Brubaker takes over the Burmeister #16. Former 305 champion Nate Dussel will compete in his rookie season in the 410 sprints aboard the Davis Brothers #40DD. Also expected to return to the cockpit is former track champion Bryan Sebetto as he wheels the Miles Hill #77 on opening night. Other rookies moving into the 410 division include Tyler Gunn and Jimmy Colvin. Several out-of-state drivers have indicated they will be at Fremont on opening night and throughout the season including Canada’s Kyle Patrick.

In the 305 sprint division it looks like there will be a handful of rookies including former pavement runner Brian Gibbs, Jerry Dahms, Frank Neill, Tyler Street and female drivers Kelsey Ivy and Alex Hill. They will have to unseat defending champion Jordan Ryan and deal with other veterans such as Paul Weaver, Bobby Clark and more. The sophomore class of drivers will be tough as well including Luke Griffith, Kyle Capodice, Trey Jacobs and more.

The new 602 late model division looks like it will start strong as several former drivers have put cars together to compete in 2015 such as former dirt truck champion Steve Sabo, Chester Fitch, Tim Herner, Dustin Keegan, Dustin Sautter and others.

Every year there are several new dirt truck teams and this year looks to be no different. Defending track champion Shawn Valenti has moved to the modified ranks which opens the door for a new champion in 2015.

Fans are encouraged to take some time and visit the new displays and renovations at the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame.

Gates swing open for the season opener Saturday at 4 p.m. with racing scheduled for 7 p.m.

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Calistoga autograph session this weekend

On Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the Grandstand area we’ll present the Calistoga legends & current Sprint Car stars Autograph Session/ Meet & Greet. Along with the planned LeRoy Van Conett, Brent Kaeding & Mike Andreeta, we’ll also have a number of today’s drivers who are major players this season in Nor Cal and set to play a big part in the future of our sport, including Shane Golobic, Carson Macedo, DJ Netto, Dominic Scelzi, Mitchell Faccinto, Chase Johnson, Colby Copeland, Mason Moore, Ryan Bernal & more.

Three-time KWS champion & driver of the famed Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3c Jonathan Allard will also be a part of it. Allard has a pair of main event wins in his Calistoga career & his car owner Clyde Lamar is tied for the most wins in track history. Please stop by, say hi and meet the drivers before all the action gets underway!

There is no better setting for a race track than the picture-perfect and historic town of Calistoga. In the heart of Napa Valley, the town offers the best in food, wine and shopping. To make your trek easier from the race track to town, look for the Calistoga Speedway Shuttles, which will be making FREE runs downtown and back both days of the Wine Country Showdown. Save your feet for shopping and checking out all the shops & restaurants that make up the quaint town of Calistoga.

Opening ceremonies are expected to begin at 7pm on Saturday, while Sunday will see opening ceremonies at 6pm to help get everyone on the road at a decent hour. The main gate for spectators will open at 3pm each day, with Will Call & the Ticket Window opening at noon both days. Two-night weekend tickets and single night tickets are available by visiting http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=163 or by calling 1-877-395-8606.

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Atomic To Host $4,000 Sprint “Rumble In The Hills” April 11

Sprint Spectacular April 11

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Atomic Speedway owner Brad McCown wanted to give something back to the race fans and sprint car teams that were rained out in March, so the dynamic owner put together a plan for the first annual “Rumble In The Hills” a $4,000 to win, $300 to start sprint car spectacular this Saturday, April 11. With the All-Stars off this weekend as many as 40 race teams and drivers have indicated they will be on hand for the 40-lap Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association sanctioned main. Late Models pay $2,000 to win.

Also on the race card are AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods , and Enduro’s.  Early start times set hot laps/warm-ups at 5:00 p.m.

All Gates open at 2pm
Hot Laps at 5pm

General Admission $15
Pit Admission $30

Several All Star Champions will be racing along with several great drivers and teams from the Midwest. All will be gunning for the $4,000 and an added bonus-a Provisional into the OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIP ON August 1st. (Provisional was just added today for the $10,000 to win OWC)

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“HOOKER HOOD/NSCHoF SOUTHERN SUPERMODIFIED RACERS’ REUNION” TO COME ALIVE AT MOBILE ON APRIL 11

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 7, 2015) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Musuem in Knoxville, Iowa, is pleased to be able to help support the second annual “Hooker Hood/National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Southern Supermodified Racers’ Reunion” at the Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Alabama, on Saturday, April 11, in conjunction with the United States Auto Club (USAC) King of the Wing sprint car races.  USAC fans will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with a variety of legendary stars and historic cars right out of the pages of the Mid-South region’s motorsports history book.

Amongst those that have indicated that they will be joining Clarence “Hooker” Hood’s widow Carolyn are Freddy Fryar, Hugh Richards, “Buddy” Bielarski, J.D. Parker, Dickie Davis, Charles “Red” Farmer, “Skip” Manning and the Mississippi dirt-tracking brothers Terry and Marty Broadus.  In addition, former Jackson Speedway promoter “Mack” Gillis and car-builders Johnny Ardis, Bill Hite and Andy Anderson will be on-hand.

On display will be the following legendary vintage cars: Ellis Palasini’s #V-8 “Black Widow” super-modified, J.D. Parker’s #12 CAE sprint car, the #R1 supermodified wheeled by Little 500 Hall of Famer Bill Roynon, the Saik Brothers’ #44 driven by Ival Cooper and Armond Holley, the Wayne Niedecken #99 offset roadster, the Jimmy Riddle #3x, and “Hooker” Hood’s famed #99 (which won 56 races in 1967).

Helping coordinate the “Hooker Hood/National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Southern Supermodified Racers’ Reunion” at the half-mile, high-banked Mobile International Speedway on Saturday, April 11, is historian and author Tony Martin of Pensacola, Florida.  Practice begins at 3 p.m. that day, with racing scheduled for 7 p.m.  Some of the beautifully restored race cars will make demonstration laps that evening, with driver interviews conducted for the fans in attendance.  Those seeking more information on the day’s events are encouraged to visit www.mobilespeedway.net.

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NSL History in the Making Saturday at 34 Raceway

Windom, MN (April 7, 2015) – The National Sprint League blasts off this Saturday night, April 11 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.  The banked 3/8-mile bullring awaits the best sprint car drivers in the Midwest, the country, and indeed the history of the sport!

No less than three drivers enshrined in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame will be in attendance.  Twenty-time World of Outlaws champion, Steve Kinser heads that list.  He will be joined by a driver who has won virtually every major sprint car race in the country, Sammy Swindell.  Another former World of Outlaws champion, and four-time Knoxville Nationals champion, Danny Lasoski will also be on hand.

Some of the drivers expected to join that triumvirate include Seven-time Knoxville Raceway champion, Terry McCarl, World Finals champ, Brian Brown, Seven-time and defending IRA champion, Bill Balog, defending Knoxville Raceway champ, Ian Madsen, Nine-time Australian World Series Sprintcars champion, Brooke Tatnell, Two-time USAC National Sprint car and Midget champion and Indy 500 driver, Bryan Clauson, multi-time “King of California” Tim Kaeding, two-time ASCS champion Wayne Johnson, multi-time Huset’s Speedway champion, Mark Dobmeier, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Dusty Zomer as some of the drivers expected to be in attendance.

McCarl, Brown and Kaeding have already won World of Outlaws events this season, and Zomer has picked off a pair of ASCS regional victories.  Kinser and Lasoski both picked up wins at the “Winter Heat” event at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona, and Lasoski also won the $6,000 NCRA opener on March 28.  Brown swept last weekend’s “Spring Meltdown” at I-80 Speedway in Nebraska.

Recent 410 winners at 34 Raceway include McCarl and Brown last year with the MOWA series, and Donny Schatz with the World of Outlaws.  McCarl, Balog and Brown completed the top four finishers with the Outlaws last June.  Madsen and Lasoski are also winners in recent years at 34 Raceway.  Last Saturday, four-time and defending MOWA champion, Jerrod Hull picked up a win with the Sprint Invaders in West Burlington.

The staff at 34 Raceway is working hard in preparation for the NSL opener.  There are no advanced pre-sale reserved (top four rows) or general admission tickets available.  They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  Grandstand and the ticket office will open at 4 p.m.  The pit gates open at 3 p.m.  Hot laps are scheduled for 6 p.m. with time trials and racing to follow!  For more information, including ticket prices, visit www.34Raceway.com!  

Steve Kinser “Meet and Greet” Tickets Limited

As of Monday, only four “Meet and Greet” tickets remained.  Included are pit passes a “meet and greet” session with Steve Kinser, suite tickets, food and beverage.

Autograph Session with Sammy Swindell

34 Raceway would like to thank Roederers Pit Stop, Rich Adams at Riverview Designs and Mike & Donna Pindell for their help in Sammy’s appearance.  He will be signing autographs by his t-shirt trailer at the main gate from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Current NSL Membership List (alphabetical)
20A, Jordan Adams, Reynolds, ND

51, Andy Anderson, Brandon, SD

17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI

41A, Andee Beierle, Bismarck, ND

17BX, Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD

13v, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE

21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO

7K, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL

17w, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN

13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND

1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO

7, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL

6, Bryan Gossel, Windsor, CO

5H/4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE

56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN

2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD

12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA

77x, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA

81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA

09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD

3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA

2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO

18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.

44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA

17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA

24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA

9, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL

47, Brant O’Banion, Norfolk, NE

25, Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD

7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA

35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN

15, Joe Riedel, Ramona, SD

49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA

0, Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA

55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.

4w, Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN

23w, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN

82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD


2015 National Sprint League Schedule

Saturday, April 11 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Friday, May 8 – Eagle Raceway (Eagle, NE)

Saturday, May 9 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) ($20,000 bonus from Durst Motorplex to win Eagle and Knoxville)

Friday, May 15 – Jacksonville Speedway, “Sprints Gone Wild” w/MOWA (Jacksonville, IL)

Friday, May 22 – Jackson Speedway, Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals (Jackson, MN)

Sunday, May 24 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)

Thursday, May 28 – St. Francois County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Farmington, MO)

Friday, May 29 – Randolph County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Moberly, MO)

Saturday, June 27 – Knoxville Raceway, Mid-Season Championship, $5,000 to win (Knoxville, IA)

Friday, July 3 – Huset’s Speedway, $5,000 to win (Brandon, SD)

Saturday, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)

Friday, July 10 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (Jefferson, SD)

Tuesday, July 21 – Hancock County Speedway (Britt, IA)

Wednesday, July 22 – Iowa State Fair Speedway (Des Moines, IA)

Thursday, July 23 – Jackson Speedway (Jackson, MN)

Friday, July 24 – Crawford County Speedway (Denison, IA)

Sunday, July 26 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)

Friday, July 31 – I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE)

Monday, August 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway, $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge (Oskaloosa, IA)

Friday, August 21 – Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, MN)

Saturday, August 22 – Clay County Fair Speedway (Spencer, IA)

Saturday, August 29 – Knoxville Raceway, $5,000 to win (Knoxville, IA)

Sunday, August 30 – Angell Park Speedway, w/IRA (Sun Prairie, WI)

Friday, September 4 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN)

Saturday, September 5 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN)

Sunday, September 6 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)

Friday, September 11 – Eagle Raceway, Nebraska Cup (Eagle, NE)

Saturday, September 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway, Jerry Richert Memorial w/IRA (New Richmond, WI)

Friday, October 2 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale” (Greenwood, NE)

Saturday, October 3 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale” (Greenwood, NE)

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Stinson, Conley, Oliver, Crace Capture Atomic Cash

Veterans Claim Victory

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- Veteran drivers Jimmy Stinson (410 sprints), Vandalia, Ohio and Delmas Conley (Late Models) Wheelersburg, Ohio captured the top billed feature races in their respective classes at Atomic Speedway’s 2015 regular season-opener sponsored by AdverTax.  Greggie Oliver claimed the Precision Grading AMRA Modified main, while veteran Bob Crace, Jr. took home the Sport Mod win.

In the 410 OVSCA Sprint Car main, young-comer Nathan Skaggs zoomed into the initial lead and began to pull away from the pack.  After Beau Stewart shot off the turn two embankment, Jimmy Stinson, the defending OVSCA champion, sat perched upon the rear nerf of Skaggs. Stewart was able to restart at the end of the field, but on the restart Skaggs sputtered and Stinson fast-peddled to the high-side where he carried the momentum through turn two and on to a convincing win in the 25-lpa A main.

A couple times Skaggs came within ten car-lengths while Stinson was in traffic, but nothing could stop the high-flying Vandalian!  Stinson rode to victory in the Eddie Slone-owned former Kasey Kahne Racing GF-1 Chassis powered by a Power Tech Racing Engine made in Ashland, Kentucky.

Stinson said, “This car was just awesome tonight.  I gotta thank Eddie for giving me this ride. It’s our first win together.  The track was fast, so I knew I had to make a move quick on Nathan.  I got a good start and that’s what it took.”

Rounding out the top ten were Jimmy Stinson, Nathan Skaggs, Caleb Armstrong, Jimmy Nier, Kory Crabtree, Max Stambaugh, Ron Blair, Ryan Myers, Nate Reeser, and Jesse McCreary. Reeser was the hard charger in a 15th to 9th place run.

While the sprint car feature was blistering fast with just one caution, the late mode feature was not as pretty, yet equally exciting.  Several early accidents including a spin by first heat winner and pole sitter Freddie Carpenter, delayed what would be the completion of the first lap.  After a complete restart, Carpenter zoomed high in an effort to oust outside pole-man Jason Montgomery. Carpenter miscalculated and hammered the turn one wall with great force, ending his evening.

When the race resumed Montgomery’s Rocket blasted to what appeared to be an insurmountable lead.  Montgomery’s victory dance fell short when he blew right rear tire on lap 21, handing the lead to youngster Colton Burdette, who had run second much of the race.  Jeremy Berwanger had been a top three car and at one point took second before engine woes ended his night.

On the 23rd circuit, veteran Delmas Conley drove ino turn three two galaxies harder than Burdette and came off turn four as the new leader. Burdette had to settle for second despite one heck-of-run. The game winning pass and ensuring slide job was of epic proportion, electrifying the fans who stayed until that final checkered flag.

Rounding out the top ten behind Conley’s Draime/Rocket Chassis #71 were Colton Burdette, Kenneth Howell, Rod Conley, Greggie Oliver, Mark Frazier, Brian Eaton, Joe Buskirk, Jeremy Akers, and Jason Montgomery. The hard-charger was  Jeremy Aker in 19th to 9th place run.  Buskirk had a good run as well with a 15th to 8th place jaunt.  Greggie Oliver who had to spin on lap three to avoid a spinning Kenneth Howell, came off the tail to finish 5th, a great drive for the Jackson , Ohio native.

“I had a third place car tonight,” said the winner Conley.  “This race was all Jason’s ( Montgomery) but he had some bad luck and sometimes you win and sometimes you don’t.  I knew on the restart I had to do something quick. My car was a little tight early, but as the tires got heat it really hooked up. I figured that turn three was my best shot (at getting Burdette).”

Next week is the first annual “Rumble in the Hills 40” for sprint cars paying $4,000 to win with AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods, and an Enduro. Gates open at 2 p.m. with hot laps at 5 p.m.

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Ryan Smith opens UNOH All Star point season with Attica win

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio (Saturday, April 4, 2015) - Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania set out to experience different tracks in 2015. Well it paid off in a big way Saturday as the "Kunkletown Kid" led all 40 laps to record his first University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory during the 24th Annual HD Supply/Construction Equipment and Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park.

The win not only opened the season for Attica but was also the first point race for Tony Stewart's new UNOH All Stars who were making their 105th appearance at the track. It was Smith's first career win at "Ohio's Finest Racing" venue as well.

The cautions fell just when Smith needed them, keeping him out of heavy lapped traffic. He also made a spectacular move to get past a lapped car with eight laps to go to keep Andrew Palker from getting by.

"I wish we had something like this in Pennsylvania...this was great racing. Small track, elbows up, gas it up. It helped drawing a good number tonight. Laid down a good time and started up front but we were good enough to stay there," said Smith of his Warko Group/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply/CnB Chubby/GLT Electrical/Armbruster Racing Photos/HP Engines backed #94.

"I was falling out of the seat there...I was hanging on. I was trying to save myself there for a little bit in case someone was coming up on me. I was glad to see that yellow there with three to go...that was a savior. It's awesome to be here and I'm glad to represent Pennsylvania and all my sponsors. My family is here...it's pretty cool," added Smith.

Lodi, Ohio's Andrew Palker would stay close to Smith the entire distance and would hold off Greg Wilson to score the runner-up finish aboard his Seneca Energy/King Inspections/J&J Auto Racing/Albreight Trucking backed #57x.

"A great way to start the year. On that last caution I really think I had something for him (Smith). Lapped traffic was holding him up in the middle and we were starting to roll the top pretty good. I hated to see that yellow come out but what are you going to do. First night out this year...sort of same team with some new people on board...what more could we ask for. All the cars are fresh cars...haven't run them before. We can't wait to get back home to Wayne County for the next one...we'll be ready," said Palker.

Greg Wilson would bring his HerculesTires/Ohio Logistics/DNC Hydraulics backed #W20 home in third.

"We had a great race car. I want to thank all the fans for coming out in this cold weather. I'm a blessed dude. My wife and kids are with me all the time and to come out and start the year like this with all the people that are helping...we're pumped," said Wilson. "Paul Kistler and Kistler Engines have been helping get our program straightened around and we're going to be ready for the season. You guys are in for something with Tony Stewart taking this thing over. You guys are going to see some awesome racing with the All Stars."

Gary Taylor and Palker would bring the field of 26 to green for the 40-lap feature. But Taylor would clip an infield tractor tire on the opening lap and spin, collecting Byron Reed, Travis Philo, Chad Kemenah, Jac Haudenschild, Christopher Bell, and Kyle Patrick with Philo ending up on his side. Taylor, Patrick and Philo would be unable to restart the main.

On the second attempt, new pole-sitter Smith would jump into the lead with Palker, Cody Darrah, Wilson and Tim Shaffer giving chase. Wilson would take third on lap four with Dale Blaney also moving into the top five. With eight laps scored the leaders were getting ready to encounter heavy lapped traffic with Smith leading Palker, Wilson, Darrah and Blaney.

Smith would get a break on lap 11 when Caleb Helms spun, giving the leader a clear track. The caution would fly again on lap 12 when Paige Polyak coasted to a stop in turn four.

Again with a clear track Smith pulled away from Palker with Wilson, Darrah, Blaney, Danny Holtgraver, Shaffer, Sheldon Haudenschild and D.J. Foos in tow. Helms would spin again in turn two on lap 16 to keep the field close.

On the restart Smith again pulled away slightly from Palker who was receiving pressure from Wilson. The car on the move was Cap Henry who started 20th and had worked his way to seventh.

Smith avoided near disaster at the halfway point when he jumped the cushion in turn three but was able to maintain the lead over Palker, Wilson, Blaney, Darrah, Holtgraver and Henry. With 15 laps to go Smith has raced into heavy lapped traffic again allowing Palker and Wilson to close. Palker was right on Smith's rear bumper as they tried to put T.J. Michael a lapped down. Smith would muscle his way under Michael on lap 32 and was then able to pull away slightly.

The final caution flew on lap 37 with Smith leading Palker, Wilson, Blaney and Henry. That's how they would run the final three circuits with Smith getting the win over Palker, Wilson, Blaney and Henry rounding out the top five. Darrah, Holtgraver, Shaffer, Foos and Byron Reed would round out the top 10.

The UNOH All Stars will be back in action Saturday, April 18th at the Wayne County Speedway in Orville, Ohio.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com

A Feature (30 Laps): 1.Ryan Smith, 2. Andrew Palker, 3. Greg Wilson, 4. Dale Blaney, 5. Cap Henry, 6. Cody Darrah, 7. Danny Holtgraver, 8. Tim Shaffer, 9. D.J. Foos, 10. Byron Reed, 11. Danny Smith, 12. Christopher Bell, 13. Parker Price-Miller, 14. Chad Kemenah, 15. Randy Hannagan, 16. Sheldon Haudenschild, 17. TJ Michael, 18. Caleb Helms, 19. Paige Polyak, 20. Lee Jacobs, 21. Steve Kinser, 22. Stuart Brubaker, 23. Jac Haudenschild, 24. Gary Taylor, 25. Kyle Patrick, 26. Travis Philo.

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NSL and Hoosier Tire Ink Multi-Year Agreement

Windom, MN (April 2, 2015) – The National Sprint League and Hoosier Tire have entered a multi-year agreement.  The series will utilize the same Hoosier Racing Tires currently in place with surrounding weekly 410 tracks and sanctioning bodies.

As part of the deal with Hoosier Tire, the National Sprint League will have representation from and availability of Hoosier Tires at each of their events.  Hoosier Tire is recognized as the premier tire in sprint car racing!

“Everyone at Hoosier Racing Tire is very excited to be a part of the inaugural season and beyond with the National Sprint League,” said Neil Cowman, oval track dirt business unit Manager.

“Tod Quiring and his staff have done an excellent job of scheduling quality events and this will only enhance the already strong presence of 410 winged sprint car racing in the Midwest,” Paul Menting, Hoosier Sales Manager added.

“Hoosier is without question a leading organization in the sprint car industry and having them as the official tire of NSL provides our teams with the best tires on the market,” say NSL founder, Tod Quiring.  “The National Sprint League’s goal is to provide the best sprint car racing in the world for our fans and in order to do this it was vital to have Hoosier’s support for the series.  The NSL would like to thank Neil, Paul and the rest of the Hoosier team.  We look forward to the start of our long term relationship with one of the premier brands in racing!”

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Sammy Swindell Latest to Race NSL Opener at 34 Raceway

Windom, MN (April 2, 2015) – Just when you thought the anticipation and competition couldn’t raise another notch for the National Sprint League opener at 34 Raceway on Saturday, April 11…think again!  Another Hall of Famer will be in the field in the form of Germantown, Tennessee’s Sammy Swindell!

Sammy is the second-winningest driver in World of Outlaws history, behind Steve Kinser, who will also be competing at 34 Raceway on April 11.  Sammy is a former Knoxville Nationals champion, three-time King’s Royal champion and has won the Western World and Williams Grove Open, as well as just about every major sprint car race out there!

Sammy joins an already anticipated stellar field that will include the best of the current 36-member National Sprint League, as well as other top sprint car drivers from throughout the Midwest.  34 Raceway’s banked 3/8-mile oval will be the perfect test to open the inaugural season for the NSL!

34 Raceway would like to thank Roederers Pit Stop, Rich Adams at Riverview Designs and Mike & Donna Pindell for their help in Sammy’s appearance.  He will be signing autographs by his t-shirt trailer at the main gate from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Others joining Swindell and Kinser include fellow National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Danny Lasoski, Seven-time Knoxville Raceway champion, Terry McCarl, World Finals champ Brian Brown, Seven-time and defending IRA champion, Bill Balog, defending Knoxville Raceway champ, Ian Madsen, Nine-time Australian World Series Sprintcars champion, Brooke Tatnell, Two-time USAC National Sprint car and Midget champion and Indy 500 driver, Bryan Clauson, California’s Tim Kaeding, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Dusty Zomer as some of the drivers expected to be in attendance.

McCarl, Brown and Kaeding have already won World of Outlaws events this season, and Zomer has picked off a pair of ASCS regional victories.  Kinser and Lasoski both picked up wins at the “Winter Heat” event at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona, and Lasoski also won the $6,000 NCRA opener on March 28.

Recent 410 winners at 34 Raceway include McCarl and Brown last year with the MOWA series, and Donny Schatz with the World of Outlaws.  McCarl, Balog and Brown completed the top four with the Outlaws last June.  Madsen and Lasoski are also winners in recent years at 34 Raceway.

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FRIDAY NIGHT AT ATTICA RACEWAY PARK CANCELED

Saturday night $5,000 to win show still scheduled

INDIANAPOLIS (April 2, 2015) - For fans and racers awaiting the start of sprint car racing in the state of Ohio, the weather in March was not kind. The beginning of April is proving to be no better.  The All Star Circuit of Champions were forced to cancel night one of the H D Supply Sprint Nationals on Friday, April 3 at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park.  Heavy precipitation today with additional forecasted rain tomorrow have forced the cancellation.

"We certainly cannot control the weather," said Don Grabey, Series Director. "We are now planning that Rex LeJeune (director of operations at Attica) and his great team will have the track ready for Saturday night."

Gates will open at 3:30 pm (EDT) and racing is scheduled to begin at 7 pm on Saturday night, April 4 for the $5,000 to win All Star Circuit of Champions show.

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UNOH All Stars set to open Attica season and series point run

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 26, 2015

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – The new University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will invade Attica Raceway Park to open “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue’s 2015 season in the 24th Annual HD Supply Spring Nationals on Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4.

The nation’s oldest winged sprint car touring series has competed at Attica 104 times in the track’s history and will visit the track five times in 2015. It will be the first point’s race for the All Stars though they held five non-points races in Florida during February which saw Kerry Madsen claim three wins with 2014 All Star Eastern Region Champion Greg Hodnett and former World of Outlaws Champion Daryn Pittman claiming the other two wins.

“With it being early in the season we expect some drivers from around the region to show up for the HD Supply Spring Nationals. We usually see some drivers from the Pennsylvania area and hopefully we will see some competitors from the Midwest and Knoxville areas,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.

 “We will have several Knoxville Fair Board members in attendance for the Spring Nationals and we are confident they will see an entertaining and exciting two nights of racing,” Attica Promoter John Bores

Five time All Star Champion Dale Blaney, of Hartford, Ohio, has claimed Spring Nationals wins in 1995, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The last time both nights of the Spring Nationals were competed saw Blaney and two-time Attica Champion Craig Mintz claim victories in 2012. Blaney leads all drivers in career All Star wins at Attica with 15 and has 21 total victories at the track to place him third on the all-time win list. Blaney also sits atop the all-time win list for the All Stars with 115 victories including 16 in 2014.

Things certainly won’t be easy for Blaney as several new teams have joined the All Stars in 2015 including Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith, who scored a World of Outlaws win in his home state in 2014. He will also have to battle fellow four time All Star champions Tim Shaffer and Chad Kemenah. Of Kemenah’s 20 career wins at Attica (fourth on the all-time list), five are All Star victories of which two have come during the Spring Nationals. Shaffer has recorded 13 career wins at Attica of which five are All Star victories. Greg Wilson, a two-time All Star champion, has 19 career wins at Attica (fifth on the all-time win list) and has seven series wins at the track including Spring National wins in 2002, 2003 and 2006

Attica Raceway Park has also been a favorite track for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver. The former Lernerville Speedway champion has two career All Star wins at Attica including one last season.

Danny Smith, who will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame later this summer, has three career All Star wins at Attica, his last coming in 2005 during the Spring Nationals. The Chillicothe, Ohio driver has 10 career victories at Attica Raceway Park.

Attica’s tough weekly competitors will also contend for the Spring National victories. Six time Attica champion Byron Reed has 30 career wins at the track (second on all-time win list) of which four are All Star victories including a Spring Nationals win in 2010.

Another former Attica champion Chris Andrews of nearby Sandusky, Ohio, has joined a new team in 2015 and has six career wins at Attica including an All Star win in 2013. Former track champion Dean Jacobs has 10 career wins at Attica including an All Star win in 1998. Former All Star competitor Cap Henry of nearby Bellevue, Ohio, scored two wins at Attica in 2014.

Other possible contenders for Spring Nationals wins include Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Stevie Smith, who has two career All Star wins at Attica including a Spring Nationals win in 2005. Iowa’s Terry McCarl, who already has a World of Outlaws win in 2015, has two career wins at Attica including a Spring Nationals win in 2006. Local driver Brandon Martin has three career wins at Attica and will contend for a win as will weekly competitor Brian Lay who has two career Attica wins. Don’t count out Dalton, Ohio’s Lee Jacobs who had a break-out year in 2014, scoring his first two career All Star wins. He has four career wins at Attica.

There is a very strong contingent of rookies scheduled to compete at Attica in 2015 including multi-time 305 sprint champion Nate Dussel, who takes over the seat of the Davis #40DD which carried Caleb Griffith to the track championship last season. Other rookies include T.J. Michael, who scored a 305 sprint win in Texas this season; Jimmy Colvin and Tyler Gunn. Other weekly 410 drivers who will contend include Brian Smith and Travis Philo, who each have two career Attica wins, Duane Zablocki, Jody Keegan, Stuart Brubaker and D.J. Foos (both in new rides in 2015), and Rob Chaney, who has eight career Attica win including an All Star win in 2001.

Other drivers planning to run most if not all of the All Star schedule in 2015 include Caleb Helms, Cole Duncan, Sheldon Haudenschild and Andrew Palker.

Gates will open Friday at 3:30 p.m. with racing underway at 7:45 p.m. Gates will open Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m.

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Atomic Speedway Opens Season Friday, March 20

Two Powerhouse Shows Kick-off the 2015 Campaign

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Atomic Speedway, dubbed “The Midwest’s Fastest 3/8 Mile Oval” will kick off the its racing campaign Friday, March 20 when the nations’ most prestigious late model series–The Lucas Oil Late Models–kick off the first race of the 2015 campaign north of the Ohio River. Tagged as the “Buckeye Spring 50", this race kicks off a star-studded slate of twenty six races in 2015 at the fabled dirt racing facility. Open wheel modifieds are also on the racing card.

The race is the first of two huge weekends to kick-off the 2015 racing season--The second event is Saturday, March 28th, when the University of Northern Ohio (UNOH) All Star Sprints invade Atomic paying $10,000 to win. Late Models and Sport Mods will also be on the race card. Tony Stewart, NASCAR star, purchased the All-Stars over the winter. Stewart just might be on hand to see the first official points' race under his ownership.

Some of the biggest names in auto racing, both within and outside the Lucas Oil series and barnstorming outlaws will join forces with the region's best racers this Friday, where fair skies and mild weather are forecast for a great night of racing.

Among those drivers expected from the top 15 from Lucas Oil rosters are Earl Pearson, Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Jared Landers, Jimmy Owens, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Don O'Neal, Brandon Sheppard, Stormy Scott, Devin Moran, Steve Francis, Scott Bloomquist, Dennis Erb, Jr., Billy Moyer, Jr., Mike Benedum, and Jason Papich.

Drivers that compete on the Lucas Oil series in 2015 will be vying for the coveted series championship that will pay $75,000 to the champion, along with a $10,000 prize to the LOLMDS Rookie of the Year. Friday’s race at Atomic will pay $10,000 to the winner. The top 15 drivers in the series, often credited as the top 15 in the nation, are slated to be on hand to compete for a spot in the 26-car field.

Ticket pricing for the opening night March 20th Lucas Oil Late Models “Buckeye Spring 50″ are as follows:
0-12 FREE
$20 Seniors over 60
$22 General Admission, ages 13-59
$25 General Admission Reserved seating
$20 Pit Pass 0-12
$35 Pit Pass age 13 or older

Camping is available in the Atomic front lot this season; call for availability at 740-703-9749. Also camping is available at the adjacent Trackside Camping at 740-701-2908.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m., Main gates at 4 p.m. and Hot Laps at 6 p.m.

Atomic Speedway would like to remind all drivers about our points’ system.The points’ championship includes every race on the schedule. On special events the top regular drivers earn points as to how they finish. If the first two local drivers finish 9th and 10th in a sanctioned show like the Lucas Oil event, they would then receive 1st and 2nd place Atomic points for the evening. The object is to involve our local supporting race teams in every event and reward them with points in this manner. Also AMRA points DO NOT start until April 1 so the March shows are not sanctioned and will not need an AMRA license until April 1.

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Iowa State Fairgrounds Added to NSL Fair Speedweek!

Windom, MN (March 13, 2015) – The National Sprint League’s July “Fair Speedweek” just got one race better with the addition of the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Wednesday, July 22.  The historic half-mile will follow the event at the Hancock County Fair in Britt, Iowa on July 21, and precede events at the Jackson County Fair in Jackson, Minnesota on July 23 and the Crawford County Fair in Denison, Iowa on July 24.

Plenty of travelers are expected to challenge the potent NSL regulars during “Fair Speedweek”!  Six races in six nights are possible for sprint car drivers in the Midwest!  A regular show at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa will follow on Saturday, July 25, and the NSL will compete at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday, July 26.

Weekly sprint car racing returned to the ½-mile Iowa State Fairgrounds in 2014, featuring the 305 class.  In addition, Don Droud Jr. bested the competition in July in a 360 Sprint Invaders event.  The last 410 event in Des Moines came with Kerry Madsen’s $4,000 victory in the 1999 Danny Young Memorial.

For more information on Iowa State Fair Speedway, visit http://www.IowaStateFairspeedway.com!

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STEWART COMPLETES PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS

DON GRABEY HIRED AS SERIES DIRECTOR; POINTS SEASON STARTS MARCH 28 AT ATOMIC SPEEDWAY

INDIANAPOLIS (March 12, 2015) - Tony Stewart is officially the new owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions. The agreement closed early this afternoon.

In addition, veteran race official Don Grabey was hired as Series Director.

"First off, I'm ecstatic that we got the paperwork signed and we own the All Star Circuit of Champions," Stewart said. "Further, I'm excited to have Don join the team. He is a great addition and will have the respect of the competitors and be an important piece of the long term success of the Series. I can't wait to get the points season started in two weeks."

Grabey, 53, has worked with the World of Outlaws since 1997, first as a technical inspector and then as the competition director since 2007.

"I'm blessed and honored to have this position," Grabey said. "It's an opportunity to have a positive impact on the sport. It's a job that many people would love to have and I take the challenge of it very seriously."

The next All Star Series of Champions race will be March 28 at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio. This event will be the first points race of 2015.

The complete schedule can be found at www.allstarsprint.com.

Membership agreements for participating owners and drivers will be available next week.

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Tim Kaeding And Lunstra Motorsports Set To Tackle Midwest In 2015

Tim Kaeding and Dave Lunstra are shaking things up in 2015. Both parties are excited to announce that they will be teaming up to go after three championships in 2015 as TK and the Lunstra Motorsports team will go after the new National Sprint League Title, as well as both the Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway Championships.

“This is a great opportunity, and I am very much looking forward to teaming up with Dave Lunstra and his Lunstra Motorsports team in 2015,” Kaeding said. “Being from California and growing up on short tracks, I am looking forward to getting a lot of track time on tracks like Knoxville every week, and really getting prepared for the Nationals. Dave has had a powerhouse team over the years, and we will definitely go out and have some fun.”

With the National Sprint League forming in 2015, the Brandon, SD based Lunstra Motorsports team will be very busy as they contest the 29 race NSL schedule to go along with both the Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway schedules with some added World of Outlaws races mixed in over the season, as well as the coveted Knoxville Nationals.

“I am very excited to team with Tim Kaeding,” Dave Lunstra added. “He is a very exciting driver, and we are all looking forward to the upcoming season.”

The Bammer Trucking/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Sioux Falls Ford backed entry will make it’s debut at the 34 Raceway during the inaugural NSL event at the 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA a week before kicking off the Knoxville Raceway season.

“I am looking forward to getting back to racing, and again, I just want to thank Dave Lunstra, and everyone involved on his team for making this possible,” Kaeding noted.

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National Sprint Car Museum to offer Sprint Car 101’s in Knoxville & Twin Cities, and Historical Presentation in Southern Minnesota, in March

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (March 3, 2015) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce three special events that it will be presenting this month, including one in Knoxville and two in southern Minnesota.  The free and open-to-the-public presentations are as follows:

Thursday, March 19 – “Sprint Car 101: Sprint Cars, County Fairs & Auto Thrill Shows” at 7 p.m. at the National Sprint Car Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, featuring Ralph Capitani, Jim Cadwell, Jimmy Canton, Lou Sipolt, Jr., Dan Hutchings and Chad Van Dyke.

Sunday, March 22 – “Sprint Car 101: From Twin City to North Starr and beyond… Remembering Minnesota’s Open-Wheel Racing History” at 2 p.m. at the Dan Patch American Legion Post 643 in Savage, Minnesota, with host Phil Dullinger special guests John “Butch” Bethke, Bill Dollansky, Mike Kelly, Sr., Joe Kouba and Conrad “Butch” Maxwell.

Saturday, March 28 – “100 Years Later… the Tragic Death of F. Maurice Keeler at the Des Moines Speedway (1915)” at 1 p.m. at the Le Roy Community Center in Le Roy, Minnesota, with historian Larry Ball, Jr.

According to museum curator Tom Schmeh today, “We hadn’t planned on offering two Sprint Car 101’s and an additional historical presentation this month, but it just worked out that way.  Museum volunteer Bob Colbert had the idea for the forum on Joie Chitwood and his thrill show, while Phil Dullinger called us wanting to coordinate a forum on Minnesota open-wheel racing, specifically at the old North Starr Speedway.  And it was only this winter that I realized that it will be one hundred years since the passing of riding-mechanic F. Maurice Keeler at the Des Moines Speedway in August of this year.  He is buried in Le Roy, Minnesota, but I am not sure if any of the current residents realize who he was and how he met his untimely death.  I appreciate past museum board president Larry Ball, Jr., giving his entertaining and educational presentation again, this time, appropriately enough, in Le Roy.”

Those individuals interested in learning more about the “Sprint Car 101” Third Thursday Series at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com.

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7. Tim Kaeding 270
8. Mark Dobmeier 226
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