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All Stars In, Patriot Sprints Out

Mercer, PA (July 1, 2015):  The new look All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars roll into Mercer Raceway Park this Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4, for two complete programs. Sandwiched in between are some fun-filled events on Saturday afternoon.

Track management also announced a schedule change:  the Patriot Sprint Tour, recently added to the July 11 program, has been removed, and efforts are underway to find a suitable date to make up that event.

Dale Blaney, of nearby Hartford, OH, stretched his All Stars points lead with an impressive showing during the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. He had three wins to show for the effort.  He will be joined by other local drivers who now compete regularly with the All Stars, Aliquippa's Tim Shaffer, and Pittsburgh's Danny Holtgraver.

Greg Wilson picked up a pair of Speedweek wins, as did up and coming racer Sheldon Haudenschild. They, too, will carry plenty of momentum into this event.

Chad Kemenah was shut out of the win column during Speedweek, but he was the winner the last time the All Stars came to the Park. Turning in an impressive run that night was Cody Darrah, who is in his first season competing with the All Stars. A win this week would make it a memorable season for the young racer from Red Lion, PA. And, don't forget the Kunkeltown Kid, Ryan Smith. He loves the bullrings, so Mercer Raceway Park could be his oyster.

The local contingent of 410 Sprint Car racers will try to uphold the honors for divisional sponsors 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels. Jack Sodeman, Jr. cracked the top five in May, and he could easily improve upon that performance. Eric Williams was challenging for the lead when he spun out in turn four, so he will try to redeem himself this weekend. Brandon Matus, the current points leader, and Adam Kekich, another leading contender, should also be in the thick of things.

There will be no points on the line for the 410 Sprint Cars this weekend, so Brandon Matus will still head the standings regardless of the outcome of these programs.

The Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, and Precise Racing Products Stock Cars will round out the racing card each night. Points will be awarded to them only for the Saturday night show.

But, there will be plenty of more fun at the Park next weekend. The Cowboy Run and a fun walk will be just two of the added attractions. They will be held at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Then, at noon, there will be a hog roast. All proceeds will go to the Steve King Foundation. The foundation assisted our own Cowboy, Brian Steinman, in his time of need, and many others as well. The foundation is dedicated to helping racers and racing families heal.

The gates will swing open each night at 4 p.m. Practice will begin at 6:30, and All Stars qualifications will commence at 7. Racing will follow immediately thereafter.

There will be no combination ticket packages for these special events. Rather, separate ticketing will apply. Adults will be admitted each night for $25, seniors (60+) for $23, and students (9-15) for $9. Children (8 and under) will be free, as always. The Family Pass will be $52, and that will apply for two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $35.

If you cannot make it to the track for these All Stars races, please remember that there has been a schedule change for July 11. The Patriot Sprint Tour will NOT be part of the program. Rather, the open wheel fanatics will enjoy the ARDC Midgets and the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. The Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Rock Concrete Modified Lites, and the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks will also compete on July 11.

"We regret the inconvenience to all brought about by these schedule changes," said track manager Frank Benic. "It is difficult to find make-up dates that do not create schedule conflicts for the racers and the race fans when you have so many postponements, but we are working hard with the series officials and our sponsors to find a new date that works for all interested parties and we hope to have an announcement soon," he added.

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Howard Kaeding Classic turns five

Fifth annual Howard Kaeding Classic shaping up to be a can’t miss weekend on July 10 & 11 at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway

Special events include July 8 Car Show & BBQ, Post Race Party Friday & Saturday Afternoon Luncheon

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 1, 2015…One of the most anticipated events of the year in Northern California Sprint Car racing will take place next weekend when the fifth annual Howard Kaeding Classic converges at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville.

Everything begins on Wednesday night July 8, with the 2nd annual HK Classic Car Show & BBQ at High Five Pizza located at the Silver Creek Sports Plex in San Jose. Various drivers, hot rods and race cars will be on hand at the get-together that runs from 5pm-9pm, which is the official kick-off for the Howard Kaeding Classic week.

There will be a BBQ dinner from 6pm-8pm for donation, with proceeds going to the Silver Creek Sports Plex Foundation, which aims to ensure that every child, regardless of financial ability, is able to participate in local amateur athletic training and competition. Please come out and enjoy a fun night with some great food, all put on for a terrific cause. Hive Five at the Plex is located at 800 Embedded Way in San Jose, CA 95138.

The racing weekend then begins on Friday night July 10 at Ocean Speedway with the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster taking on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. The event concludes Saturday July 11 with the Howard Kaeding Classic finale featuring the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints. Both nights also showcase the Dwarf Car Regionals.

Following Friday nights races High Five Pizza will be putting on a post-race party at the track with appetizers, drinks and a lot of fun to be had. Teams & fans are all encouraged to come and join in following the races. On Saturday afternoon the annual HK Classic Luncheon takes place, which kicks-off the final night’s action. Both events are held to support the Northern Auto Racing Club Benevolent Fund. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

The Friday night Post Race Party & Saturday afternoon HK Classic Luncheon will both be held in the Big White Tent off turn four.

The NARC Benevolent Fund uses 100% of the funds raised to support the families of injured drivers, crew members and officials running Sprint Car Series’ in California. Various beneficiaries of the fund over the last 10-years include Dennis Moore Jr., Billy Sellers, Danny Faria Jr., the family of Alan Urias, Randy Hannagan, Tom Milne, Brad Bumgarner, the family of David Tarter and Peter Murphy.

“We definitely hope to see everyone at the Howard Kaeding Classic in Watsonville,” said Brent Kaeding, who is one of the NARC Benevolent Fund coordinators. “The special events support a very good cause and it’s an opportunity for everyone to have the chance to socialize and enjoy some great food. We always love getting the opportunity to hang with all the fans and we look forward to seeing everyone there. It’s going to be a big weekend with Civil War, the King of the West Series and the Hunt Series all at Ocean Speedway. This event has really grown into being a premier showcase for Sprint Car racing in our state.”

The HK Classic luncheon catered by High Five Pizza on Saturday July 11 at the track will feature an excellent steak lunch for a $20 donation to the benevolent fund. Howard, Brent & Bud Kaeding, along with other drivers will all be available for photos and autographs at the luncheon. Easy access is available to enter from both the pit area and the campgrounds. All race teams & fans are encouraged to come enjoy a great lunch prepared by Myles & the crew at Catering by 5.

“We really want to thank Myles at High Five Pizza & Catering by 5 for all of his support at the Howard Kaeding Classic,” said Brent Kaeding. “Myles is doing so much for us when it comes to the food and set up for these extra functions. We’re trying to make this event one of the big happenings in Northern California and one that fans want to attend every year. The racing this season at Ocean Speedway has been second to none, so if you haven’t made it out yet this year, be sure and do so at the HK Classic.”

Tickets for the Friday night July 10 Civil War 360 Series vs Ocean Sprints event will be $20 for adults, $15 for kids 6-12, children five & under free. Tickets for the Saturday July 11 King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints event will be $25 for adults, $20 for kids 6-12, children five & under free. Saturday will see an earlier start time like usual during Saturday events at Ocean Speedway.

Camping for the weekend will be allowed on the grass area near & behind the grandstands. Hook ups cost $40 with dry camping $20. Money will be collected by the fairgrounds.

Howard Kaeding was a multiple-time California state super-modified champion, a four-time Johnny Key Classic winner and once captured a record 17-straight races at the San Jose Speedway. The driver known as the "Campbell Comet" claimed over 300 main event victories in his career and even raced into his 60's, before retiring in the 1990's. The HK Classic has been a great weekend of re-living memories from the past and will certainly be so once again in 2015.   
The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, two miles east of Watsonville, California on SR 152. The physical address is 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076. More info on all things Prentice Motorsports Group can be found at www.racepmg.com  

Previous Howard Kaeding Classic winners

2011- Evan Suggs
2012- Jonathan Allard
2013- Jonathan Allard
2014- Bud Kaeding

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UNOH All Stars Set for Full Slate During Independence Day Weekend

Greg Wilson is the Most Recent All Star Winner Entering Upcoming Three-Race Stretch

By Tyler Altmeyer

Indianapolis, IN (July 1, 2015) - After spending a week on the road in the state of Ohio, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will move ahead and continue their 2015 campaign with three full nights of open wheel competition during the upcoming Independence Day weekend. The UNOH All Stars will compete in three events at two different venues this weekend; covering areas between western Pennsylvania and western Ohio. The regional traveling series will visit the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania to help ignite the three-race weekend, followed by a trip west to the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. The UNOH All Stars will spend two days at the Mercer short track on Friday and Saturday, July 3rd & 4th, with a one day visit planned to the Millstream Motorsports Complex, the home of Millstream Speedway, on Sunday, July 5th. All three nights will feature full UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions programs. The Friday night main event at Mercer Raceway Park will be worth $3,000, followed by back to back $5,000 paydays on Saturday and Sunday at Mercer and Millstream.

“We are truly excited to be a part of the holiday weekend at Mercer Raceway Park and Millstream Speedway” said UNOH All Star series owner Tony Stewart, “There is sprint car tradition and history at both facilities and anytime you can be a part of that is special. Western Pennsylvania has a lot of great competitors and we’ll continue that rivalry this weekend. We are privileged enough to be on the Millstream Speedway schedule this year after their reopening. We had a weather conflict during our last scheduled appearance so we’ll keep our fingers crossed. This has the potential to be a great holiday weekend for our racers and fans.”

Mercer Raceway Park last hosted the UNOH All Stars back on Saturday evening, May 2nd. It was Chad Kemenah earning the $5,000 top prize. The pilot of the Hunter Racing, Seneca Energy Corp, Brilex ‘10H’ held off Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah and Dalton, Ohio’s Lee Jacobs for his first series win of 2015. Western Pennsylvania regulars Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Ed Lynch, Jr. completed the top-five. The talent-filled UNOH All Star roster will once again battle the best that western Pennsylvania has to offer; attempting to keep the Mercer regulars out of victory lane. The UNOH All Stars have not yet visited the Millstream Speedway in 2015. Their last scheduled appearance at the half-mile dirt oval on Sunday, May 31st was moved to Sunday, September 27th due to inclement weather conditions.

Dale Blaney will lead the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions charge into the holiday weekend. The Hartford, Ohio native stands on top of the series standings with a 163 point cushion over Cody Darrah entering Friday’s program at Mercer Raceway Park. Blaney has six UNOH All Star main event victories thus far in 2015, while also accumulating an impressive 16 top-five and 22 top-ten finishes. Darrah, a one-time winner during UNOH All Star competition in 2015, rides along second in the championship standings, ahead of three-time series winner in 2015 and Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion, Greg Wilson. Chad Kemenah and Sheldon Haudenschild round out the top-five in the current UNOH All Star championship standings.

Greg Wilson is the most recent UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in 2015; conquering Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Thursday, June 25th. The pilot of the familiar Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, ‘W20’ held off Tim Shaffer and Dale Blaney for his third win of the year. The Thursday night program would eventually become the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale due to weather interrupting the final two stops on the nine-race schedule. Wilson, a  Benton Ridge, Ohio native, earned two series victories during his Speedweek campaign; ultimately earning the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship. Dale Blaney finished second in the final Speedweek standings, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild, Chad Kemenah and Tim Shaffer.

“We are excited to get back to Mercer this weekend” explained Speedweek champion, Greg Wilson, “It’s a place where I’ve struggled quite a bit in the past, but we are looking forward to changing that this Friday and Saturday. We have a little bit of extra momentum on our side now and a little bit of luck. We have some new ideas that we want to try so we’ll work that into our game plan this weekend. Mercer has a nice facility and I’m sure the stands will be packed. We hope to put ourselves in a good position on both nights and keep this positive streak going.”

To learn more about the two-day marquee event at Mercer Raceway Park, such as ticket prices, schedule of activities and track information, please visit Mercer Raceway Park live on the web at www.mercerracewaypark.com. Gate times are set for 4PM, with racing slated to begin at 6PM.

The Sunday night program at Millstream Speedway is set to begin with their ‘Infield Fan Fare’ at 1PM. Entertainment including a cornhole tournament and live music from The Brent Lowry Band is planned for much of the afternoon. The UNOH All Stars are scheduled to hit the racing surface for hot laps at 6PM.

“The weather looks great for the weekend so we may finally get to see some racing at Millstream” said Greg Wilson, “Millstream Speedway is just a few minutes from home. It is the closest facility to our shop. We have actually won a few races there so that makes it even more motivating to get back there. I think people will be really surprised when they get there and see how much work was actually put into the facility. It’s such a fun race track, too. It’s big, but it races like a short track; multiple grooves and usually a great show.”

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Friday Fireworks at Huset’s Up Next for FVP National Sprint League

Windom, MN (June 30, 2015) – The FVP National Sprint League is looking to kick off the Fourth of July weekend in big style this Friday night, July 3 at the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota.  Not only are fans going to enjoy drivers vying for $5,000 to win in some great racing action, fireworks will be a part of Friday’s show as well!  The event will also serve as the first eligibility race at Huset’s for the $25,000 DeBerg Concrete Triple Crown Challenge!

Independence Day weekend and South Dakota bring to mind Mount Rushmore.  Fans could argue for years about who would be carved on a “Mount Rushmore” of Huset’s Speedway history.  A strong argument could be made for at least three drivers headed on a collision course for the 3/8-mile oval this Friday night with the FVP National Sprint League!

Altoona, Iowa’s Terry McCarl would be a Huset’s Rushmore lock.  The eight-time track champion is also tops on the all-time win list with 95.  “Dynamite” Mark Dobmeier could go off this weekend as well.  The Grand Forks, North Dakota native recorded his 59th 410 win at Huset’s last Sunday night, and the five-time track champ is second in the track’s history of wins.  NSL point leader, “The Dude” Danny Lasoski is third in wins all-time with 41.  The Dover, Missouri driver also has three track championships of his own at Huset’s.

Joining that trio in action Friday, will be current track co-point leaders, Tim Kaeding and Dusty Zomer.  Kaeding, from San Jose, California, took over the driving duties this season in the Dave Lunstra Motorsports #3.  Over the years, he has taken a quick liking to Huset’s, and earlier this year, recorded win #4 there.   Brandon’s own, Zomer has six wins at Huset’s and will be piloting the Todd and Susan LaHaise #82.  Other NSL drivers with trips to Victory Lane expected in Friday’s field include Prairie City, Iowa’s Lynton Jeffrey (6), Aussie Ian Madsen (6), Altoona, Iowa’s Austin McCarl (5) and Aussie Brooke Tatnell (1).

A new winner is entirely possible as well!  Two-time Knoxville Raceway champion, Brian Brown is fully capable, as is seven-time IRA champion, Bill Balog, two-time USAC sprint and midget champion, Bryan Clauson, Minnesota’s Davey Heskin and a host of others!

Rock Rapids, Iowa second generation driver, Jody Rosenboom registered his sixth career win at Huset’s earlier this season, and leads the local contingent of drivers expected to challenge the NSL.  Eric Schulz, Chuck McGillivray and Justin Glaser compose a few more of the Huset’s regulars.

Adult tickets are $25, Juniors 8-14 are $5, and 7 and under are FREE!  Hobby Stocks, USRA B-Modifieds and Micro Sprints are also on the card.  Race time is 7 p.m.!  For more information on Huset’s Speedway, visit www.husets-speedway.com!

NSL Drivers Appearing at Sioux Falls Ford on Friday!

The FVP National Sprint League will be hosting a sprint car show on Friday at Sioux Falls Ford.  See Tim Kaeding’s #3 and more of the cars that will be racing Friday night at Huset’s Speedway!  Cars will be on display between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday.  Sioux Falls Ford is located off I-29 on Exit 77 (one block east on 41st Street).  Sioux Falls Ford is a short twenty minute drive from the Huset’s Speedway.

DeBerg Concrete $25,000 Triple Crown Challenge

To be eligible for a $25,000 bonus from DeBerg Concrete, drivers must win at least one of the four FVP National Sprint League events scheduled for the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.  Another FVP National Sprint League race must be won at the Huset’s Speedway.  The third and final venue for the DeBerg Concrete Triple Crown Challenge will be the Jackson Nationals finale at the Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minnesota on Saturday, September 5.  Two drivers could be eligible for the bonus heading into the event at Jackson Speedway.

DeBerg Concrete $25,000 Triple Crown Challenge Eligibility Races for the FVP National Sprint League

Events at Knoxville Raceway (Driver must win at least one of these events)

Saturday, May 9 (Danny Lasoski)
Saturday, June 27 (Danny Lasoski)
Saturday, July 4
Saturday, August 29

Events at Huset’s Speedway (Driver must win at least one of these events)
Sunday, May 24 (Rain)
Friday, July 3
Sunday, July 26

Triple Crown Challenge Finale (Driver must win)
Saturday, September 5, Jackson Nationals Finale

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Nostalgia Night at Knoxville Rained Out!
 
(Bill W) June 26, 2015 - Unfortunately, Friday's Nostalgia Night at the Knoxville Raceway has been rained out.
 
Join us tomorrow night, June 27 for Farm Bureau Night featuring the FVP National Sprint League!  All three divisions of Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series will be in action!  Hot laps are scheduled for 6:45 p.m., with qualifying and racing to follow!

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Inclement Weather Forces Limaland Cancellation

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Moves Back to Fremont on Saturday, June 27th

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Lima, Ohio (June 26th, 2015) - Due to steady rains moving into the area overnight and additional wet weather forecasted for later today, round eight of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket scheduled at Limaland Motorsports Park has been canceled. UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions officials and track officials alike were forced to make the decision after rainfall moved into the Lima, Ohio area during the overnight hours. There will be no rain date.

"Unfortunately, with the grounds getting saturated and more inclement weather moving into the area later this evening, we are forced to cancel tonight's program." said All Star series director Don Grabey, "Everything is extremely saturated, it will be almost impossible to get rigs in and out of the facility.  Mother Nature has been good to us leading into today, hopefully things improve and we can get the last night in uninterrupted."

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will now move ahead to the finale at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, June 27th. The 3/8’s mile semi-banked dirt oval will showcase round nine of Ohio Sprint Speedweek for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. Main gates are scheduled to open at 4PM with racing scheduled to begin at 7PM.

The Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale at Fremont Speedway will be worth $10,000 to the main event winner. The $3,000 Speedweek point fund will also be distributed at the conclusion of Saturday night’s racing program. Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson is the current Ohio Sprint Speedweek point leader moving into Saturday night. Wilson is a two-time winner during the nine-day campaign with his most recent victory occurring on Thursday, June 25th at Fremont Speedway.

Fremont Speedway will utilize a rain date of Sunday, June 28th for the $10,000-to-win finale if needed. Stay tuned at www.fremontohspeedway.com.  

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Greg Wilson Earns Second Speedweek Victory of 2015 at Fremont Speedway

The ‘W20’ Leads Ohio Sprint Speedweek Standings

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Fremont, Ohio (June 25th, 2015) - Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson earned his second Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory of 2015 on Thursday night, June 25th;  capturing main event action at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio during round seven of the nine day campaign. Wilson, who held the top spot in the current Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings entering tonight’s program at the Fremont oval, held off ‘The Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer and three-time Speedweek winner Dale Blaney for the $5,000 top prize.

“This is really special” said Greg Wilson, “I’m a big fan of the guys who finished behind me...to win like this at Fremont is really special and emotional.”

Greg Wilson, who led the field to green from the pole position, now has three UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victories in 2015 and 24 during the course of his career.

“We are a pretty small team” said Greg Wilson, “To have my wife and kids here makes it even more special for us, we’ve been working really hard and we know where our car needs to be every night.  Dale Blaney is our measuring stick and if we can beat him every once in a while, it means a lot.”

Former Knoxville Nationals champion Tim Shaffer finished second during the 40-lap Speedweek contest after starting on the inside of row six. Shaffer made his charge to the front with the help of only one main event caution. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania native had an opportunity to pass Wilson for the top spot will less than two laps remaining, but had to check up to avoid contact with the leader.

“I could have shoved the car in there a little harder” said Shaffer, “Todd gave me a great car here tonight, this is the best race track in the country in my eyes.”

Defending UNOH All Star champion Dale Blaney finished third during the Fremont Speedway main event after starting on the outside of row number four. The Hartford, Ohio native raced as high as second in the main event, but lost a position to eventual runner-up Tim Shaffer.

“Those guys were just a little better than me” said Dale Blaney, “The track started to lay a little rubber on the bottom and it made it pretty tough to pass.  I think if the track wouldn’t have done that, we would have had a better opportunity to get around those guys.”

Full-time Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) competitor Cap Henry rallied from 16th to finish fourth at Fremont Speedway, followed by ‘410’ sprint car rookie Nate Dussel who completed the top-five.

There were 40 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars signed in for competition at Fremont Speedway. The 40 ‘410’ sprint cars were split into four group qualifying sessions, with all drivers qualifying against those in their respective heat races. Tim Shaffer, Ryan Smith, Dale Blaney, and Roger Crockett each earned fast time honors during their group qualifying efforts. Dale Blaney earned the fastest time overall; recording an official time of 12.921 seconds around the Fremont Speedway oval.

Brady Bacon, Tyler Gunn, Lee Jacobs, and Nate Dussel each earned victories during their respective UNOH All Star heat races. Broc Martin was the UNOH All Star B-main winner, with eventual main event winner Greg Wilson earning the Dash victory.

Round eight of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket scheduled at Limaland Motorsports Park has been canceled. UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions officials and track officials alike were forced to make the decision after rainfall moved into the Lima, Ohio area during the overnight hours. There will be no rain date.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will now head back to Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, June 27th for the Speedweek finale. The 3/8’s mile semi-banked dirt oval will showcase round nine of Ohio Sprint Speedweek for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. Main gates are scheduled to open at 4PM with racing scheduled to begin at 7PM.

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[11] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[16] ; 5. 40DD-Nate Dussel[4] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 9. 5-Byron Reed[24] ; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[17] ; 11. 89-Cody Darrah[20] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[13] ; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[23] ; 14. 21-DJ Foos[10] ; 15. 11N-Randy Hannagan[14] ; 16. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 17. 99-Brady Bacon[9] ; 18. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[18] ; 19. 94-Ryan Smith[12] ; 20. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[26] ; 21. 83M-Broc Martin[21] ; 22. 40-Caleb Helms[15] ; 23. 59-Danny Holtgraver[25] ; 24. 19-Chris Andrews[22] ; 25. 70-Roger Crockett[5] ; 26. 1st-Gary Taylor[19]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (Top-10 as of June 25th): 1. Greg Wilson 986 2. Dale Blaney 960 3. Sheldon Haudenschild 926  4. Chad Kemenah 906 5. Tim Shaffer 880 6. 89 Cody Darrah 878 7. 9P Parker Price-Miller 866 8. 3G James McFadden 834 9. 40 Caleb Helms 824 10. 35AU Jamie Veal 802

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Dale Blaney Wins Speedweek Round 5 at Sharon Speedway; Joins Sheldon Haudenschild as Repeat Winner

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Moves to Round Six Tonight at Atomic

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Hartford, Ohio (June 23rd, 2015) - Dale Blaney of Hartford, Ohio picked up the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory in his own back yard on Tuesday evening, June 23rd; winning night five of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. For Blaney, it was his second Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory and his fifth UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2015 season. ‘The Lowrider’ now has 120 career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victories as the series moves ahead to the Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio on Wednesday, June 24th.

“It feels really good to win here...its been awhile since we won at Sharon” said Dale Blaney, “Always enjoyed coming back here...my brother and my dad have both won a lot of races here...if I had to pick a race to win this week, it would have been this one.”

Defending Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion, Dale Blaney, led the UNOH All Star main event to green. Blaney, in his GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, no. 1, would jump out front early; leading the first three completed circuits over Ryan Smith and James McFadden before red flag conditions took over the speedway. Waynesfield and Wayne County winner, Sheldon Haudenschild, took a wild ride through turns three and four while running outside of the top-20; he would not return.

Green flag action would resume with Dale Blaney on the point. Blaney would set the pace to beat with Ryan Smith and the '3G' of James McFadden in tow. McFadden would make a move on Ryan Smith and take command of the runner-up spot with seven laps in the books. Meanwhile, it was still Blaney setting the pace; weaving through lapped traffic until caution lights reappeared on the speedway with 14 laps recorded. Ryan Smith, who was running well inside the top-five, would lose a tire. Smith would eventually return.

Dale Blaney would bring the field back to green flag conditions for just a few circuits before the red flag would be displayed once again; this time for Danny Holtgraver with 19 laps in the books. Holtgraver was racing in the third position, but made contact with the outside wall in turns one and two; ultimately ending his night.

‘The Lowrider’ Dale Blaney would bring the field back to green flag conditions for the final time and hold on for the $5,000 victory. James McFadden and Jamie Veal, a pair of Australian invaders, would round out the podium finishers. Dave Blaney would finish fourth during the 30-lap main event, followed by the new Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket point leader, Greg Wilson. For James McFadden, it was a third-consecutive podium finish; with two third place finishes and a second place finish to his credit.

“It was a good night for us” said James McFadden,  “To come here and run second during our first visit is pretty special...we were second tonight so hopefully tomorrow we can get one more spot and finish up front.”

42 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘410’ sprint cars were signed in on Tuesday evening at the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The 42 car roster was split into five qualifying groups, with all drivers qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Dave Blaney, Jamie Veal, Cole Duncan, Jack Sodeman, Jr., and Caleb Helms each earned fast time honors during their group qualifying sessions. ‘The Lowrider’ Dale Blaney earned the fastest time of the night overall with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions; recording an official time of 13.135 seconds around the Sharon Speedway oval.

Preliminary action would continue with five, eight-lap heat races with the top-four finishers transferring to the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event. The top-two finishers from each heat race automatically qualified for the evening’s dash, as well as the two fastest qualifiers who finished in positions third and fourth. Stuart Brubaker, Tim Shaffer, Danny Smith, Ryan Smith, and Logan Forler each earned victories during their respective heat races. Opening night winner at Attica Raceway Park, Dale Blaney, secured the main event pole position by picking up the evening’s UNOH All Star dash victory. All preliminary competition would come to a close with two-time speedweek winner Sheldon Haudenschild earning the B-main victory. Jack Sodeman, Jr., Cap Henry and Roger Crockett also transferred to the main event via B-main competition.

The Atomic Speedway near Waverly, Ohio will host round six of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on Wednesday evening, June 24th. The Atomic Speedway bullring hosted a massive field of 62 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars during the 2014 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. ‘The Wild Child’ Jac Haudenschild was the main event winner during last year’s program; holding off eventual 2014 Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion, Dale Blaney, for the $5,000 payday. ‘The Hurricane’ Randy Hannagan rounded out the evening’s podium.

Atomic Speedway pit gates are scheduled to open at 2PM on Wednesday evening, with general admission gates swinging open at 4PM, sharp. Sprint car hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6PM. For more information, please visit Atomic Speedway live on the web at www.atomicspeedway.com.

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. Dale Blaney; 2. James McFadden; 3. Jamie Veal; 4. Dave Blaney; 5. Greg Wilson; 6. Tim Shaffer; 7. Stuart Brubaker; 8. Bryan Clauson; 9. Brady Bacon; 10. Caleb Helms; 11. Logan Forler; 12. Cole Duncan; 13. Chad Kemenah; 14. Cody Darrah; 15. Lee Jacobs; 16. Ryan Smith; 17. Eric Williams; 18. Danny Holtgraver; 19. Cap Henry; 20. Danny Smith; 21. Jack Sodeman Jr.; 22. Roger Crockett; 23. Danny Dietrich; 24. Sheldon Haudenschild; 25. Parker Price-Miller.

Point Standings (as of June 23rd):  1. Greg Wilson 692; 2. Sheldon Haudenschild 690; 3. Dale Blaney 666; 4. James McFadden 652; 5. Chad Kemenah 648; 6. Cody Darrah 638; 7. Parker Price-Miller 616; 8. Caleb Helms 610; 9. Tim Shaffer 608; 10. Jamie Veal 600.

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Sheldon Haudenschild Earns Second Consecutive Speedweek Victory!

‘Haud’ Opens Up Speedweek Point Lead Heading Into Sharon on Tuesday

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Orrville, Ohio (June 22nd, 2015) - Sheldon Haudenschild goes back-to-back in the ‘Buckeye State’ during round four of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Haudenschild earned his second consecutive Speedweek victory on Monday evening, June 22nd at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; a third-career UNOH All Star victory for the Wooster, Ohio native. Parker Price-Miller, the most recent UNOH All Star winner at Wayne County Speedway entering tonight’s program, finished second during tonight’s 30-lap, $5,000-to-win main event. Jamie McFadden, one of four Australians signed in, came home third.

“It feels so great to win here” said Sheldon Haudenschild, “This car has been so good lately...we got Bonzai Bruns back on Friday and things have been incredible...I just want to thank all of my sponsors and everyone who supports me and this team.”

For the second time in three days, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Danny Holtgraver would lead the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event field to ‘green.’ An early caution for Danny Dietrich would bring the field back for a complete restart. When the field resumed action, it was round three Ohio Sprint Speedweek winner Sheldon Haudenschild taking command. Haudenschild would lead for two circuits before red flag conditions took over the speedway. It was former Wayne County Speedway track champion Brad Haudenschild getting upside-down.

When the field resumed action, it was Sheldon Haudenschild resuming his command; opening up a near full straightaway lead over Danny Holtgraver and James McFadden. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms, Callies Performance, ‘93’ machine maintained his torrid pace over Holtgraver, McFadden and Price-Miller until lap seven when the red flag was displayed again; this time for Broc Martin.

Green flag action would resume with seven laps complete. Sheldon Haudenschild, using the notorious ‘Haudenschild Line’ up against the outside cushion, would resume the top spot over Danny Holtgraver and James McFadden. KoKomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller would roll to the runner-up spot shortly after the restart. Price-Miller would chase Haudenschild for nearly 15 laps; exchanging slide jobs through heavy lapped traffic. Aussie invader James McFadden would eventually take away the runner-up position from seventeen-year-old Parker Price-Miller.

Sheldon Haudenschild would see another caution with 24 circuits in the books. It would be smooth sailing at the restart with six laps to go, with Sheldon Haudenschild earning the 30-lap, $5,000 victory. Parker Price-Miller would work back around James McFadden during the remaining six laps. Parker Price-Miller would finish in the runner-up spot, followed by James McFadden, Chad Kemenah, and Jac Haudenschild. It was a second consecutive podium finish for James McFadden; finishing third at the Waynesfield Raceway Park one night ago.

52 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘410’ sprint cars were officially signed in at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio on Monday evening. The 52 car roster was divided into five groups of qualifying time trials, with each driver qualifying against those in their respective heat race.  Dean Jacobs, Cole Duncan, Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, and Danny Dietrich each recorded the fastest time during their group qualifying efforts. Defending UNOH All Star champion Dale Blaney recorded the fastest time of the night overall; an official lap time of 14.896 seconds around the Wayne County Speedway oval. Dean Jacobs, Kenny Jacobs, Jac Haudenschild, and Cole Duncan rounded out the top-five fastest qualifiers.

Preliminary competition would continue with five, eight-lap heat races transferring the top-four finishers to the main event. James McFadden, Parker Price-Miller, Cody Darrah, Tim Shaffer, and Rob Chaney each earned victories during their respective heat races. C-main action went to the ‘60’ of Jody Keegan. Gary Taylor earned the second and final B-main transfer spot in the eight-lap UNOH All Star C-main.

Danny Holtgraver secured his feature pole position by winning the evening’s UNOH All Star dash. Waynesfield winner Sheldon Haudenschild finished second; eventually sharing the front row with Phoenix Racing’s Danny Holtgraver. All preliminary competition  would come to a close after full-time Fremont/Attica Sprint Title competitor Stuart Brubaker earned the 12-lap B-main victory. Brandon Spithaler, Brady Bacon, and Broc Martin each earned A-main starting positions via B-main transfer sports.

The Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio will host round five of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on Tuesday evening, June 23rd. It will be the first appearance by the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at the 3/8’s mile dirt oval in 2015. Sharon Speedway was denied Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition in 2013 and again in 2014 due to inclement weather conditions. ‘The Wheelman’ Brandon Matus is most recent Ohio Sprint Speedweek winner at Sharon Speedway; earning the $5,000 top prize on June 26th, 2015.

Sharon Speedway is scheduled to open pit gates at 3PM, with hot laps going trackside at 6PM. To learn more, please visit Sharon Speedway on the web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Wayne Co. 06-22-2015

410 Sprints - UNOH

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. Sheldon Haudenschild; 2. Parker Price-Miller; 3. James McFadden; 4. Chad Kemenah; 5. Jac Haudenschild; 6. Cody Darrah; 7. Greg Wilson; 8. Kenny Jacobs; 9. Danny Holtgraver; 10. Dale Blaney; 11. Byron Reed; 12. Steve Kinser; 13. Travis Philo; 14. Caleb Helms; 15. Rob Chaney; 16. Brady Bacon; 17. Brandon Spithaler; 18. Jamie Veal; 19. Cole Duncan; 20. Broc Martin; 21. DJ Foos; 22. Tim Shaffer; 23. Brad Haudenschild; 24. Stuart Brubaker; 25. Danny Dietrich.

Point Standings (Top-10 as of June 22nd):  1. Sheldon Haudenschild: 588 2. Greg Wilson: 552 3. Chad Kemenah: 524 4. Dale Blaney: 516 4. Cody Darrah: 516 6. Parker Price-Miller: 514 7. James McFadden: 506 8. Caleb Helms: 480 9. Tim Shaffer: 470 10. Brady Bacon: 458

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FVP National Sprint League Races for $5,000 Saturday at Knoxville

Windom, MN (June 22, 2015) – After almost a month off, the FVP National Sprint League roars back into action this Saturday night, June 27 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa!  The race will be the track’s Mid-Season Championship, and the 25-lap feature will pay $5,000 to win!  The race also serves as a qualifying event for the DeBerg Concrete $25,000 Triple Crown Challenge.

The event precedes a busy month of July that will see the series competing in ten events that include NSL Fair Speedweek and the $10,000 to win finale in “The Road to Knoxville” at I-80 Speedway in Nebraska.

Danny Lasoski has been on a roll lately, winning for the third time this season at the Knoxville Raceway last Saturday night.  He also beat the World of Outlaws at I-80 Speedway earlier this month.  “The Dude” won the NSL event on May 9 at Knoxville, and leads the current point standings with the series.

San Jose, California’s Tim Kaeding picked up a win Sunday night at the Huset’s Speedway.  He ran second in the NSL race in May at Knoxville, and is currently second in the points race.  Two-time Knoxville Raceway champion, Brian Brown, seven-time Knoxville champ, Terry McCarl and five-time Huset’s Speedway champion, Mark Dobmeier, round out the current top five in the NSL standings.

The rest of the top ten in points are expected to compete as well on Saturday.  They include defending Knoxville track champion, Ian Madsen, seven-time IRA champion, Bill Balog, nine-time Australian World Series Sprintcars titlist, Brooke Tatnell, 2006 Knoxville 410 Rookie of the Year, Dusty Zomer and two-time USAC sprint and midget champion, Bryan Clauson.

Many more NSL members are expected to compete including Davey Heskin, Austin McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey, Matt Juhl, Chris Martin, Josh Schneiderman, Tasker Phillips, Austin Johnson, Dakota Hendrickson, Paul Nienhiser, Ryan Bunton and more!

Though Lasoski leads the Knoxville Raceway point standings as well, Justin Henderson is right on his tail.  The Sioux Falls, South Dakota driver leads a strong contingent of Knoxville locals that include 2013 Knoxville track champion, Bronson Maeschen,Craig Dollansky, who has competed in 18 Knoxville Nationals Championship events, Dustin Selvage, RJ Johnson and many more!

Grandstand gates open at 6:00 p.m. Saturday.  Hot laps are scheduled for 6:45 p.m. with qualifying and racing to follow.  Admission is $15 for adults 20+, youth 13-19 are $8 and youth 6-12 are $4.  Children 5 and under are FREE!  Pit passes are $25.  

DeBerg Concrete $25,000 Triple Crown Challenge

To be eligible for a $25,000 bonus from DeBerg Concrete, drivers must win at least one of the four FVP National Sprint League events scheduled for the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.  Another FVP National Sprint League race must be won at the Huset’s Speedway.  The third and final venue for the DeBerg Concrete Triple Crown Challenge will be the Jackson Nationals finale at the Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minnesota on Saturday, September 5.  Two drivers could be eligible for the bonus heading into the event at Jackson Speedway.

DeBerg Concrete $25,000 Triple Crown Challenge Eligibility Races for the FVP National Sprint League

Events at Knoxville Raceway (Driver must win at least one of these events)
Saturday, May 9 (Danny Lasoski)
Saturday, June 27
Saturday, July 4
Saturday, August 29

Events at Huset’s Speedway (Driver must win at least one of these events)
Sunday, May 24 (Rain)
Friday, July 3
Sunday, July 26

Triple Crown Challenge Finale (Driver must win)
Saturday, September 5, Jackson Nationals Finale

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Pombo/Sargent Classic in Watsonville Friday opens big KWS weekend

Eighteen-year-old Dominic Scelzi leads the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series into the Pombo/Sargent Classic this Friday at Ocean Speedway
Double Down Bonus Weekend includes Wine Country Classic at Calistoga Speedway Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – June 22, 2015…One of the prestigious events each season with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is the annual Pombo/Sargent Classic, which moves to a new home this year and goes green at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville this Friday June 26.

The Pombo/Sargent Classic honors California racing legends Al Pombo & Marshall Sargent and has been going on for nearly 30-years, originally starting at Kings Speedway in the 1980’s, before moving to Thunderbowl Raceway from 2006-’11. In 2012 the event returned to Kings Speedway, where it had been held the last few years, before now finding a new home at the Ocean Speedway in 2015 and beyond.
 
“It’s going to be really exciting to host the Pombo/Sargent Classic at Ocean Speedway,” said John Prentice. “I’m honored that the Pombo & Sargent families have chosen Ocean Speedway to celebrate the memory of two great families that have done so much for the sport out here. We’ve had some great racing with the King of the West Series this year and can’t wait to have the teams at Ocean Speedway for the first time this season on Friday. Going to Calistoga on Saturday with KWS & the Hunt Series will be icing on the cake. We hope all the fans are excited for what should be an outstanding weekend.”
 
Al Pombo began his career in the 1940’s and is credited with more than 500 main event victories, including multiple wins in the Gold Cup at West Capital Raceway, the same event that is now held at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. He also won five San Jose Speedway titles, seven NASCAR super-modified championships, nine titles at Kearney Bowl and six at Clovis Speedway. Pombo was a fixture at the event until his passing a few years ago.
 
Early in his career Marshall Sargent won a pair of San Jose titles, which included two wins in the Johnny Key Memorial. He also captured the Australian championship in 1964. A pair of crashes unfortunately cut his career short and he enjoyed retirement until his passing in 1990. His legend and memory is kept alive each year as part the Pombo/Sargent Classic and on Friday June 26 we’ll once again pay homage to a pair of legends, who helped set the foundation for the sport in our state.
 
After winning the most recent King of the West event at the Stockton Dirt Track a couple weeks ago, 18-year-old Dominic Scelzi sits atop the series standings by 14-points over Campbell’s Bud Kaeding & 16-markers over Lemoore’s Carson Macedo. Fremont’s Shane Golobic & Elk Grove veteran Bobby McMahan round out the top-five going into the weekend. The remainder of the top-10 is filled out by Willie Croft, Brent Kaeding, DJ Netto, Jonathan Allard and Jarrett Soares.
 
The Pombo/Sargent Classic is also part of a Prentice Motorsports Group Double Down Bonus Weekend, which includes the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event the following night at Calistoga Speedway on Saturday. If a driver can sweep the KWS weekend at Ocean Speedway & Calistoga, they will go home with an extra $3,000 bonus, adding up to a $9,000 check for the two nights.

The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:30pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit booth will open at 2pm. Adult tickets for Friday night cost $25, with kids 6-12 $20. Children 5 & under are free. The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Tickets are on sale for the Wine Country Classic this Saturday June 27 at Calistoga Speedway and can be purchased by contacting (916) 773-7225. Adult Reserved Tickets cost $30, with Adult General Admission Tickets $25. Children 6-12 are $10 with kids 5 & under free. Hotel Info: The Sandman Inn / Santa Rosa located at 3421 Cleveland Ave. 95403. Phone Number 707-293-2100. Must Mention CALI15 / Calistoga Speedway for an $85.00 rate.

The infield pit area in Calistoga will open at 9am to allow teams to move in on Saturday, with the pit booth opening for pit pass sales at noon. Will Call & the ticket window opens at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 4pm.

The Calistoga Speedway is located on the scenic Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, California at 1435 North Oak Street and has been in existence since 1937. For more information on the half-mile log onto http://www.calistogaspeedway.org

Both nights will also feature the Williams Roofing Royal Fan Pill Draw. A trivia question will be asked from the announce booth and the fan that answers correctly will pull a random number (1-22) out of a bag. The fan automatically wins $100 and if the driver wins the feature from the starting spot drawn, the driver receives a $1000 bonus. The Williams Roofing Draw is taking place at KWS events that are part of the Prentice Motorsports Group Double Down Bonus weekends.

Info on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found at http://www.racepmg.com

Upcoming KWS events

Friday June 26: Ocean Speedway (Pombo/Sargent Classic)
Saturday June 27: Calistoga Speedway (Wine Country Classic)
Saturday July 11: Ocean Speedway (5th annual Howard Kaeding Classic)
Saturday July 18: Placerville Speedway (Bullring Nationals)
Saturday July 25: Thunderbowl Raceway (2nd annual Peter Murphy Classic)

Former winners of the Pombo/Sargent Classic going into this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville
1986- Brent Kaeding
1987- Jimmy Sills
1988- Brent Kaeding
1989- Jimmy Sills
1990- Brent Kaeding
1991- Brent Kaeding
1992- Steve Kent
1993- Chuck Miller
1994- Steve Kent
1995- Brent Kaeding
1996- Tim Green
1997- Bud Kaeding
1998- Bud Kaeding
1999- Brent Kaeding
2000- Brent Kaeding
2001- Blake Robertson
2002- Tommy Tarlton
2003- Tommy Tarlton
2004- Tim Kaeding
2005- Ronnie Day
2006- Brent Kaeding
2007- Brent Kaeding
2008- Brent Kaeding
2009- Brent Kaeding
2010- Tim Kaeding
2011- Tommy Tarlton
2012- Bud Kaeding
2013- Tommy Tarlton
2014- Kyle Hirst

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Nobody has won the Pombo/Sargent Classic more than Campbell’s Brent Kaeding. The 13-time King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series champion has scored 11 wins at the prestigious event.

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Sheldon Haudenschild Holds Off McFadden to Win Speedweek Event at Waynesfield

Speedweek Moves Ahead to Wayne County on June 22nd

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Waynesfield, Ohio (June 21st, 2015) - Sheldon Haudenschild earned the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory on Sunday night, June 21st at the Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. It was Haudenschild’s first UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2015 season and his second career victory with the series. The Wooster, Ohio native survived one caution, countless laps of lapped traffic and a continuous battle with James McFadden to win at the Waynesfield bullring. Haudenschild now has three consecutive podium finishes with the UNOH All Stars during the 2015 edition of Speedweek.

“This feels great” said Sheldon Haudenschild, “I just want to thank all of my sponsors and my crew….my mom and dad...everyone...this wouldn’t be possible without all of those guys...I want to give Bonzai Bruns credit for helping us change things around a little bit...hopefully we can do this night-in and night-out.”

After taking sole command of the 35-lap main event with 22 laps in the books, Sheldon Haudenschild, who started fourth on the grid, navigated the top side of the race track; keeping ‘Aussie’ native James McFadden and pole sitter Tim Shaffer at bay. Despite a few slide job attempts by McFadden to get back by Haudenschild during the closing circuits, it was the familiar black ‘93’ hanging on for the $5,000 victory.

“Oh man, I love coming to this place” Haudenschild said, “I was a little worried in the heat race...it got pretty slick, then they ended up watering it right before the feature...we got rolling around there in the ‘A’ and then I knew we had a good track to race on…I had a blast racing with James (McFadden).”

James McFadden would hang on to finish second after starting the on the pole. Tim Shaffer, who joined McFadden on the front row for the start of the A-main, would come home third. With the victory, Sheldon Haudenschild now extends his lead in the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket standings heading into Monday night’s program at Wayne County Speedway.

A strong field of 50 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘410’ sprint cars signed in for competition at the Waynesfield Raceway Park high banks on Sunday afternoon. The All Star roster was split into five groups of ten qualifiers with all drivers qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Brady Bacon, Tim Shaffer, Steve Kinser, Cody Darrah, and Roger Crockett each earned ‘fast time’ during their respective group qualifying efforts, with Tim Shaffer earning the fastest time of the night overall during qualifying time trials; recording an official time of 10.763 seconds around the 1/3 mile dirt oval. Brady Bacon, Greg Wilson, Nate Dussel, and Jared Horstman rounded out the top five fastest qualifiers.

Preliminary action would continue with five 10-lap heat races with the top-four finishers transferring to the 35-lap main event. Brady Bacon, Chad Kemenah, ‘The King’ Steve Kinser, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Oregon native Roger Crockett each earned victories during heat race competition. Sprint car ‘Hall of Fame’ inductee Danny Smith picked up the evening’s C-main victory.

James McFadden earned the UNOH All Star dash victory; guaranteeing the pole position for the $5,000-to-win, 35-lap main event. All preliminary competition would come to a close after Stuart Brubaker picked up the B-main victory.

The 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will move ahead to the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio on Monday evening, June 22nd. The Orrville oval hosted the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions once already in 2015 with ‘The Law Firm’ Parker Price-Miller earning the victory. It was a career-first UNOH All Star victory for the teenager out of Kokomo, Indiana. The 2014 Ohio Sprint Speedweek visit to Wayne County Speedway was canceled due to inclement weather.

The Monday night, June 22nd visit to Wayne County Speedway will be round four of the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket schedule. Gates are scheduled to swing open at 3PM. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 6PM, followed by racing action at 7PM. For more information, please visit the official online home of Wayne County Speedway at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Waynesfield Speedway 06-21-2015
410 Sprints - UNOH

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. Sheldon Haudenschild; 2. James McFadden; 3. Tim Shaffer; 4. Randy Hannagan; 5. Steve Kinser; 6. Roger Crockett; 7. Chad Kemenah; 8. Greg Wilson; 9. Cap Henry; 10. Dale Blaney; 11. Bryan Clauson; 12. Brady Bacon; 13. Byron Reed; 14. Jared Horstman; 15. Gary Taylor; 16. Caleb Helms; 17. Cody Darrah; 18. Nate Dussel; 19. Cole Duncan; 20. Stuart Brubaker; 21. Lee Jacobs; 22. Parker Price-Miller; 23. Ryan Smith; 24. Danny Reidy; 25. Dean Jacobs; 26. Danny Holtgraver.

Point Standings (Top-10 as of June 21st): 1. Sheldon Haudenschild - 438; 2. Greg Wilson - 416; 3. Dale Blaney - 386; 4. Chad Kemenah - 382; 5. Cody Darrah - 378; 6. Parker Price-Miller - 368; 7. Tim Shaffer - 364; 8. James McFadden - 362; 9. Caleb Helms - 358; 10. Gary Taylor - 354
 
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Dale Blaney Takes Opening Night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Attica Raceway Park

‘The Lowrider’ In Command of Speedweek Point Race

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Attica, Ohio (June 19th, 2015) - Defending UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder Dale Blaney kicked off the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with a victory at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. For Blaney, it was his fourth UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2015 season, and is now the official point leader of not only the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions national standings, but also Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Blaney, pilot of the familiar CH Motorsports, GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, no. 1 ‘410’ sprint car, set the tone early at Attica Raceway Park and used his qualifying position as an early advantage.

“We really set ourselves up after qualifying” said Blaney, “We went out late but qualified well enough to put ourselves on the front row of a heat race...we were fortunate enough to win our heat and make the dash...I’ve ran so many races at Attica...we have a great baseline and we can use that no matter what kind of surface we race on.”

Dale Blaney started his winning performance from the very beginning of the 40-lap main event; taking command of the 26-car starting field on the opening lap over pole-sitter Parker Price-Miller. Blaney survived four cautions during the feature program; and despite an early charge by Price-Miller with just seven laps in the books, and periods of tricky lapped traffic, the Hartford, Ohio native stayed in control of the $5,000-to-win main event and went on to secure his 119th career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Blaney started the main event on the outside of the front row.

“Traffic was pretty tough when we were in it” said Blaney, “It doesn’t feel like we were ever in traffic for very long...by the time we would reach the back of the field, a caution would come out...the yellow flags were pretty beneficial...kept us in clean air...regardless, we ran a pretty good race...I knew I was pretty good in turns one and two, but wasn’t all that great in three and four...it worked out for us.”

With one victory already locked up, Blaney will continue his Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket campaign in search of four more victories during the next eight consecutive nights of competition; attempting to earn the $25,000 bonus.

“We’ll see” said Blaney, “We definitely want to put ourselves in position...right now, we are the only ones in a position to win it...we’ll see how the rest of Speedweek unfolds.”

Byron Reed, the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title champion, finished second during the opening night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The Monclova, Ohio native was a top-five contender the entire distance, but secured himself into the runner-up position with less than five laps remaining. The new UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions format proved to be beneficial for the six-time Attica Raceway Park track champion, as Reed charged from fifth to a dash position during heat race competition, and eventually rallying from fourth to second during the main event; all after qualifying 27th overall.

“This is a great run tonight” said Byron Reed, “Standing here in second with all of these guys is great...I kind of wish we had something more for Blaney...it felt like we were as good as him when we got going...the restarts didn’t help me...it felt like it took us five or six laps to get going...I just want to thank my crew, my mom and my dad...it was a good run.”

Perhaps the most impressive performance of the evening was portrayed by Sheldon Haudenschild. Haudenschild started on the outside of row ten during the 40-lap main event, and rallied 17 positions to secure himself on the podium at Attica Raceway Park. The Wooster, Ohio native utilized the all too familiar ‘Haudenschild line’ and relied on the Attica berm to solidify himself a third place finish. Haudenschild was also the evening’s ‘Hard Charger.’

“We started way back there and got through the first five laps” said Sheldon Haudenschild, “We kept our nose clean...starting that far back, you have to make your moves quick...I saw the top was really nice so I kinda committed myself up there...told myself I’m going to run 40 laps up here and see what happens...we had a spark plug wire come off about halfway...ran around the bottom there for about five or six laps...had that last restart and just went for it to try and get a top-three.”

Seventeen-year-old Parker Price-Miller would hold on to finish fourth during main event competition after starting from the pole position and racing in second for much of the 40-lap program. Price-Miller was a threat early; challenging Dale Blaney for the top spot with less than ten laps recorded. The Kokomo, Indiana native was followed by NASCAR star and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team owner Kasey Kahne a the checkers.

There were 58 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars signed in for competition on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. The 58 ‘410’ sprinters were divided into five qualifying groups with all drivers qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Cap Henry, Rob Chaney, Chris Andrews, Gary Taylor, and Brady Bacon each earned ‘top honors’ in their group qualifying sessions. Bellevue, Ohio’s Cap Henry earned the overall ‘Lincoln Electric Fast Time Award;’ recording an official lap time of 12.372 seconds around the Attica high banks. Travis Philo, Caleb Helms, Brady Bacon, and Gary Taylor rounded out the top-five overall fastest qualifiers.

Preliminary competition would continue with five 10-lap heat races with the top four finishers transferring to the main event. Caleb Helms, Jamie Veal, Chris Andrews, Dale Blaney, and seventeen-year-old Parker Price-Miller each earned UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions heat race victories. Sean Zemunik earned the 8-lap D-main victory. Bryan Clauson, a 2015 Indy 500 starter, earned the 10-lap C-main victory. ‘The Law Firm’ Parker Price-Miller won the evening’s All Star dash; guaranteeing the pole position for the 40-lap main event. The All Star B-main would end all preliminary action at Attica Raceway Park; Kenny Jacobs earned the 12-lap victory.

Up next on the schedule, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for round two of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. The Saturday night Speedweek visit with be the first appearance by ‘America’s Series’ at ‘The Big E’ in 2015. It was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Danny Holtgraver earning the Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory at Eldora Speedway in 2014; holding off eventual series champion Dale Blaney and former World of Outlaws traveler Randy Hannagan. The ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer finished fourth during the 2014 Eldora Speedweek program, with Shane Stewart rounding out the top-five.

Pit gates and general admission gates are scheduled to open at 3PM and 4PM respectively on Saturday, June 20th at Eldora Speedway. Warm-ups will hit the racing surface at 6PM, followed by racing at 7PM, sharp. To learn more, please visit Eldora Speedway live on the web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[20] ; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 5. 49-Kasey Kahne[3] ; 6. 53-Cap Henry[8] ; 7. 35AU-Jamie Veal[6] ; 8. 99-Brady Bacon[10] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 11. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 12. 1st-Gary Taylor[15] ; 13. 89-Cody Darrah[23] ; 14. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[21] ; 15. 16-Stuart Brubaker[14] ; 16. 21-DJ Foos[22] ; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah[25] ; 18. 94-Ryan Smith[26] ; 19. 17-Josh Baughman[18] ; 20. 91-Cale Thomas[16] ; 21. 60-Jody Keegan[17] ; 22. 22-Cole Duncan[24] ; 23. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13] ; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs[19] ; 25. 9x-Rob Chaney[11] ; 26. 19-Chris Andrews[12]

Speedweek Point Standings (Top-10 As of June 19th): 1. Dale Blaney - 150; 2. Byron Reed - 146; 3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 144; 4. Parker Price-Miller - 142; 5. Kasey Kahne - 140; 6. Cap Henry - 138; 7. Jamie Veal - 136; 8. Brady Bacon - 134; 9. Greg Wilson - 132; 10. Caleb Helms - 130.

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Rico Abreu looks to defend Wine Country Classic next week with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series at Calistoga Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Calistoga, CA – June 18, 2015…Rutherford, California’s own Rico Abreu is set to defend his Wine Country Classic victory from last season at Calistoga Speedway next week when the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series hits town on Saturday June 27.

Abreu has claimed the previous two KWS events at the half-mile, dating back to his initial Calistoga Speedway victory on Memorial Day weekend 2012. The now 23-year-old last season captured the Louis Vermeil Classic with the USAC/CRA Series, in addition to winning opening night with the USAC Western Midgets. In total he has taken six checkered flags victoriously at his home track.

With one more win he would tie Tim Kaeding, Dave Bradway Jr, Sammy Swindell, Lem Tolliver & Rick Horton for 15th on the all-time Calistoga Speedway win list.

Competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East this season, Abreu kicked-off the year by winning the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Oklahoma. He also raced to big wins with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway & the Stockton Dirt Track in March. On June 27 he’s scheduled to compete with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in Sonoma, before heading to the Calistoga Speedway that night to take on the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

In his career Abreu has earned nine wins with KWS, which places him in a tie for 13th on the all-time list with former series champions Jason Statler & Ronnie Day. Last season he scooped up an exciting Wine Country Classic feature, taking the lead from Bud Kaeding on lap-13 and holding off three-time King of the West champ Jonathan Allard and two-time series titlist Kyle Hirst. Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi leads the King of the West standings going into next weekend, following his victory this past week in Stockton.

In addition to the King of the West 410 Sprints on June 27, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos will also be in action. The Hunt Series made its Calistoga Speedway debut in April and put on a tremendous show in the main event, which was ultimately captured by Colton Slack of Brentwood. Local driver Joe Stornetta from Napa came home in second, followed by Klint Simpson of Santa Rosa in third. Terry Shank Jr. also from Santa Rosa led the early laps and finished fourth. A great back & forth battle was seen for the lead, with much of the same expected at the Wine Country Classic.

Tickets are on sale for the Wine Country Classic next Saturday June 27 and can be purchased by contacting (916) 773-7225. Adult Reserved Tickets cost $30, with Adult General Admission Tickets $25. Children 6-12 are $10 with kids 5 & under free. Hotel Info: The Sandman Inn / Santa Rosa located at 3421 Cleveland Ave. 95403. Phone Number 707-293-2100. Must Mention CALI15 / Calistoga Speedway for an $85.00 rate.

The infield pit area will open at 9am allowing teams to move in, with the pit booth opening for pit pass sales at noon. Will Call & the ticket window opens up at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 4pm.

The Calistoga Speedway is located on the scenic Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, California at 1435 North Oak Street and has been in existence since 1937. For more information on the half-mile log onto http://www.calistogaspeedway.org and for history visit Bobby Gerould’s Hammerdown USA at http://www.hammerdownusa.com/Calistogacareerwins.html

The Calistoga event is part of a big weekend for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series that includes the Pombo/Sargent Classic at Ocean Speedway the night before on June 26. The weekend as a whole is also part of a Prentice Motorsports Group Double Down Bonus Weekend.

If a driver wins both Friday in Watsonville & Saturday in Calistoga they will be awarded an extra $3000 bonus. Therefore if a driver sweeps the weekend they have the ability to go home with $9,000. Be sure and make plans for what looks to be a great weekend of Sprint Car racing, which will be capped at the World’s Most Beautiful Dirt Track.

Both nights will also feature the Williams Roofing Royal Fan Pill Draw. A trivia question will be asked from the announce booth and the fan that answers correctly will pull a random number (1-22) out of a bag. The fan automatically wins $100 and if the driver wins the feature from the starting spot drawn, the driver receives a $1000 bonus. The Williams Roofing Draw is taking place at KWS events that are part of the Prentice Motorsports Group Double Down Bonus weekends.

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33rd Annual ‘Ohio Sprint Speedweek’ Presented by Cometic Gasket Launches Tomorrow!

Attica Raceway Park Will Open Nine Day ‘Speedweek’ Campaign

Indianapolis, IN (June 18th, 2015) - In nearly 24 hours, the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will officially launch; bringing together nine consecutive UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions programs across the great state of Ohio. The 2015 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will visit eight different facilities during the nine day tour while welcoming not only all of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions regulars, but also a dominate force of local and regional contenders. Speedweek competitors will race for no less than $5,000 during their trek across the ‘Buckeye State,’ with the grand finale showcasing a $10,000 top prize on June 27th.

“It’s definitely a special week” said Dale Blaney; defending speedweek champion and current All Star point leader, “I’ve been around it my entire life...even clear back when it started in 1983...it’s a fun week, but it can also be a stressful week.”

In addition to the prize money being awarded at each event, the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presenting sponsor Cometic Gasket will also award a $3,000 point fund to the top-ten point finishers at the conclusion of the week, as well as a potential $25,000 bonus to any driver who can win five of the nine scheduled events.

“Anytime there is bonus money up for grabs is a great thing and we appreciate it” said Dale Blaney, “It gets people talking and it gets a lot of people involved...hopefully we can get all nine nights in and give someone the opportunity to win the bonus money...a lot of guys are coming in to race this deal...it’s going to be tough to win five...you have to win one before you can win five.”

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will launch on Friday evening, June 19th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. After their visit to the Attica oval on Friday night, Speedweek travels will make their way to the historic Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday evening, June 20th. ‘The Big E’ has been a staple of grassroots racing since its opening in 1954. The world-famous half-mile oval will host one night of Speedweek competition before travelers turn their attention towards the Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio on Sunday, June 21st.

On Monday evening, June 22nd, Ohio Sprint Speedweek competitors will face eastern Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The schedule will move even further east on Tuesday, June 23rd as Speedweek moves ahead to the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The Wayne County Speedway and Sharon Speedway mini-swing will be the last time Ohio Sprint Speedweek visits the eastern edge of the ‘Buckeye State’ in 2015.  

The Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio will welcome Speedweek fans and racers on Wednesday evening, June 24th; the lone south-central stop during the nine-day trek across Ohio. From there, teams will move north to the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio for the first of two scheduled events on Thursday evening, June 25th. The Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio will have their share of Speedweek on Thursday, June 26th. The Lima bullring will host the last stop on the Speedweek schedule before racers return to Fremont Speedway for the finale on Saturday, June 27th. The Fremont Speedway finale will feature a $10,000 payday.

Dale Blaney will lead the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions into Ohio Sprint Speedweek. ‘The Lowrider’ is the current All Star point leader; earning three victories with the series thus far in 2015, as well as an impressive 12 top-five finishes. The Hartford, Ohio native has 118 career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victories and is the all-time win leader.  

Former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series regular Cody Darrah has been an ‘All Star’ force during the 2015 season and will enter Ohio Sprint Speedweek second in the series standings. The Red Lion, Pennsylvania native has one victory with ‘America’s Series’ during the present year and will chase after a career-first Ohio Sprint Speedweek title beginning tomorrow night.

Chad Kemenah and Hunter Racing will enter the 2015 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek third in the All Star standings. The former UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions title holder is a one-time winner with the regional travelers thus far this season and will hunt for a second-career Ohio Sprint Speedweek title beginning at Attica Raceway Park. Kemenah earned his first Speedweek title in 2002.

Other UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions teams expected to be in competition during all of Ohio Sprint Speedweek include Pennsylvania native and 2015 series winner Ryan Smith; Ohio native Sheldon Haudenschild; former All Star series champion Greg Wilson; 2010 Knoxville Nationals champion and former All Star champion Tim Shaffer; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Danny Holtgraver; recent series winner and Kokomo, Indiana native Parker Price-Miller; as well as Caleb Helms, Andrew Palker, Danny Smith, and Travis Philo.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news regarding Speedweek and the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

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Second half of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo fires-off this Friday June 19 at Ocean Speedway

King of the West 410 Series Pombo/Sargent Classic invades Ocean Speedway next week

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – June 15, 2015…The first half of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo season has certainly featured no shortage of excitement and the second part is expected to be even better, as we kick it off this Friday night June 19 with round number nine.

So far this year nobody has been stronger at the quarter-mile clay oval than Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, who currently holds a 31-point lead in the Ocean Sprints standings. The 22-year-old picked up his fourth win of the season last Friday and has been on the podium in all but two starts. He’s in search of his first championship at his home track and is halfway there to accomplishing that feat. It’s hard to find anyone in Northern California that has had a better campaign up to this point.

Other main event winners thus far have included Easton’s Tommy Tarlton, who captured the first two races of the season, along with Fremont’s Shane Golobic and Stockton’s Brad Furr. Golobic was in position last week to claim his second victory, until contact between himself & Sanders left him parked off turns one & two. Despite missing an event the two-time & reigning Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champ still ranks third in points. Like Sanders, he has been on the podium in all but two starts.

Furr currently ranks second in the standings and is coming off a third place finish last week. In addition to his win on April 24 the past Ocean Sprints titlist has also earned a pair of Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Awards, which ranks second to Golobic’s three fast time efforts. Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Washington driver Robbie Price and Tarlton have also earned Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Awards this season.

Last week showcased a couple drivers having season and career best runs during the night, including Fresno’s Kyler Shaw. The youngster tallied a runner up finish in the feature after also winning his heat race and the dash. It was Shaw’s first ever podium finish. His brother Koen also earned the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award, coming from 15th to 7th. Morgan Hills Nicholas Ringo also put together a great night by winning his heat race and running fourth in the main event, as did Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, who earned his second career Ocean Sprints top-five finish.

“It’s been a really exciting year so far for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo,” said Ocean Speedway promoter John Prentice. “Tom Sagmiller and the track prep guys have been doing a bang up job on the surface. Every week it’s been racy and the fans are getting a great show. It’s been nice to see some different names run at the front of the field the last few weeks as well. We look forward to starting the second half of the season on Friday. It’s going to be another great show. You never know what to expect and that makes it fun for everyone. Big thanks to all the teams, sponsors and fans for all their support so far this year.”

More drivers expected this Friday include Salinas brothers Jeremy & Jason Chisum, who rank fourth & fifth in the standings respectively. Jeremy was on way to having his best night of the season, until catching the wall while running third in the main event and suffering damage. Kurt Nelson will also look to bounce back after a tough end to his night last week after setting fast time. Others hoping for good things Friday will be Corralito’s Jerry Bonnema, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Laton’s Heath Duinkerken, Tracy’s Austin Liggett, Coarsegold’s Scott Parker, Morgan Hill’s Nick Ringo Jr, Fresno’s Anthony Simone and more.

With Friday being the only Winged 360 Sprint Car event running we’re expecting to add a few cars for the evening. Cool weather, great racing, good food and more is presented at every Ocean Sprints  and Ocean Speedway event!

The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:30pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55.

Next week Ocean Speedway welcomes the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series for the first time this season on Friday June 26. It will be the first ever Pombo/Sargent Classic held at the track and the first of two season appearances by KWS. The prestigious showcase has been a long running event in the Central Valley and is always a special night of reliving the past. Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi leads the King of the West standings going into the Pombo/Sargent Classic. Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Lemoore’s Carson Macedo, Shane Golobic and Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan round out the top-five in points.

Make plans also to join us at the 5th annual Howard Kaeding Classic, which is fast approaching. The big weekend will be kicked-off on Wednesday night July 8 with the 2nd annual HK Classic Car Show & BBQ, held at the High Five Pizza located at the Silver Creek Sportsplex in San Jose. The Car Show takes place from 5pm to 9pm, with Dinner served from 6pm to 8pm.

The racing weekend then begins on Friday night July 10 at Ocean Speedway with the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster taking on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. The event concludes Saturday July 11 with the Howard Kaeding Classic finale featuring the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints. Both nights also showcase the Dwarf Car Regionals.

The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

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

Upcoming Ocean Speedway Sprint Car events

Friday June 19: Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo
Friday June 26: King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series (Pombo/Sargent Classic)
Friday July 10: Civil War Series vs Ocean Sprints (Howard Kaeding Classic Night One)
Saturday July 11: King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Joe Hunt Series (Howard Kaeding Classic Finale)

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June 13
1. Dale Blaney 1752
2. Cody Darrah 1671
3. Chad Kemenah 1594
4. Ryan Smith 1546
5. S. Haudenschild 1545
6. Greg Wilson 1530
7. Tim Shaffer 1524
8. D. Holtgraver 1515
9. Parker Price-Miller 1422
10. Caleb Helms 1321
 
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Ohio Speed Week
June 25
1. Greg Wilson 986
2. Dale Blaney 960
3. S. Haudenschild 926
4. Chad Kemenah 906
5. Tim Shaffer 880
6. Cody Darrah 878
7. Parker Price-Miller 866
8. James McFadden 834
9. Caleb Helms 824
10. Jamie Veal 802

 NSL
May 30
1. Danny Lasoski 1602
2. Tim Kaeding 1546
3. Brian Brown 1478
4. Terry McCarl 1432
5. Mark Dobmeier 1380
6. Ian Madsen 1316
7. Bill Balog 1308
8. Brooke Tatnell 1204
9. Dusty Zomer 1165
10. Davey Heskin 1134
 
410s
June 13
1. Danny Lasoski 1709
2. Justin Henderson 1611
3. Ian Madsen 1439
4. Terry McCarl 1425
5. Brian Brown 1353
6. Dusty Zomer 1298
7. Davey Heskin 1274
8. Brooke Tatnell 1237
9. Tim Kaeding 1167
10. Lynton Jeffrey  1021 
 
 
 
 
 


 
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