Bryan Clauson Breaks Through for First NSL Win at I-80 Speedway!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, October 2, 2015 – Bryan Clauson led from start to finish Friday night to win his first career FVP National Sprint League feature event.  The win came at the “Fearless 410 Finale” at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.  The Noblesville, Indiana driver earned $3,000 for his 25-lap win aboard the Matt Wood Racing #17w.

Clauson jumped out to an early lead from his starting spot outside of row one.  Fellow row one starter, Bill Balog, dogged him early.  He pulled even with the leader on lap nine, when Mike Moore spun, bringing out one of two cautions in the event.

Clauson led Balog, Terry McCarl, Danny Lasoski and Ian Madsen back to green flag racing.  McCarl used the low side to wrestle second from Balog on lap 12.  Four laps later, Lasoski followed McCarl by Balog into third.  Back in the pack, Brian Brown and Dominic Scelzi, who was making his first career NSL start, were exchanging sixth place.

Tasker Phillips slowed with seventeen laps complete, bringing the final caution flag.  Clauson led a low-riding McCarl, Lasoski, Balog and Madsen back to green.  McCarl hit the cushion to try to run down Clauson, but Lasoski used the low side to move by McCarl into second on lap 20.  Brown had a good restart, moving by Madsen for fifth, and snatching fourth from Balog late.

Clauson was steady on the cushion.  Lasoski made a late diving attempt at him, but fell short.  McCarl was third, ahead of Brown and Balog.  Madsen, hard-charger, Craig Dollansky, Scelzi, Tim Kaeding and Brad Loyet rounded out the top ten.  Brown set quick time, and won his heat.  Austin McCarl and Kaeding were other heat winners.  Josh Baughman won the B main.

“I looked up and saw the ‘2’ up on the board,” said Clauson in Victory Lane.  “If you win one of these races, you’re going to have to deal with him sooner or later.  We were strong enough to hold him off.  I can’t thank these guys behind me enough…Matt Wood for giving me an opportunity, and Shane Bowers taking a big leap of faith and coming over and taking this job.  We’ve been in a bit of a slump the last two or three weeks, but what a way to break out of it with our first NSL victory.”

“(Clauson) was on the preferred line,” said Lasoski.  “He wasn’t moving.  I knew that.  We had to go somewhere else.  I’m very proud of our GoMuddy.com, MC Power team.  We didn’t have a good car in the heat, but they worked their tails off on this thing.”

“I felt like I was catching (Clauson) a little bit on the top before the caution,” said McCarl.  “I thought I needed to go up there.  I knew Danny was back there and he might take second.  The only way we were going to win was going up top.  Running second or third doesn’t matter when you’re going for the win.  It was a great racetrack again.  It’s turning into one of my favorite tracks.  I have to thank Joe (Kosiski) and his family for that.”

The FVP National Sprint League season comes to a close Saturday night, October 3 with its “Fearless 410 Finale” at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.  For more information on the FVP National Sprint League, visit www.NationalSprintLeague.com!  

A main (25 laps): 1. Bryan Clauson; 2. Danny Lasoski; 3. Terry McCarl; 4. Brian Brown; 5. Bill Balog; 6. Ian Madsen; 7. Craig Dollansky; 8. Dominic Scelzi; 9. Tim Kaeding; 10. Brad Loyet; 11. Austin McCarl; 12. Matt Juhl; 13. Steve Kinser; 14. Lynton Jeffrey; 15. Logan Forler; 16. Jack Dover; 17. Brooke Tatnell; 18. Dakota Hendrickson; 19. Josh Baughman; 20. Mark Dobmeier; 21. Jake Bubak; 22. Tasker Phillips; 23. Jon Agan; 24. Michael Moore.

Lap Leader: Clauson 1-25



By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Atomic Speedway has announced that the 17th annual running "The Seneca Energy Corp. Freedom 40" has been postponed from Saturday to Sunday, October 4th on the Midwest's fastest 3/8 mile high banked dirt track. The event will be sanctioned by the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) which has averaged over 30 cars during the season at its events at Atomic. Joining the exciting sprint cars will be AMRA Modifieds, and Sports Mods. The two divisions of 305 Sprints have been sidelined Sunday due to an effort to get race fans and teams home at a decent hour.

Winners on the "Who's Who" list of champions for the Freedom 40 include five All-Star Champs and two World of Outlaw Champions. Seventeen Freedom 40's have been scheduled starting with the inaugural race won by Jack Hewitt in 1990.  Two races were claimed by rain including the 2010 event which was to be run as a non-wing USAC venture July 31, 2010. Prior to last year's event won by Californian Randy Hannagan,  Todd Kane won the previous Freedom 40 in 2011. The track was closed in 2012 and most of 2013. Additionally, No Freedom 40 events were scheduled from 2005 to 2009. A list of winners is listed below.

Many great drivers have expressed an interest in this year's event. 2014 Track Champion Danny Smith is locked into the event as well as Freedom 40 qualifier winner and runner-up Dale Blaney and Cole Duncan if they choose to participate.

For an evening of great family fun and entertainment for the entire family, experience the thrill of high speed, wheel-to-wheel racing on the Atomic high banks. A kid’s playground is available for the children as well as a full midway of food, treats, and souvenirs.

General Admission is $20, senior citizens $18, and children 12-and-under free. A pit pass is $35 for adults and $20 for kids 12-and-under.

Pit gates open at 1 p.m. and General Admission gates open at 2 p.m. with a driver's meeting at 3:30 and sprints fire at 3:45 followed directly by hot laps.

Track management has stated, "We wanted to get this race in on Saturday, but the effects of the hurricane look to dump a good deal of rain here tonight (Friday) and Saturday.  Also the temperatures Saturday are hard on sprint engines and the fans.  Sunday, the weather looks great with temperatures in the 70's.  In our hearts we feel this change will make for great racing and optimal enjoyment for all."

"We value our 305 drivers and teams, but we WILL NOT be running either 305 class because of our efforts to get the show in quickly. We hope to have 305 sprint specials again next year for those teams that had shown interest in this event. Our goal is to push this show along with hope of being done by 8 p.m."

Once again we reiterate that we are only running 3 classes:
OVSCA Sprints $4,000 to win!
Modifieds $1,500
Sport Mods $1,000


Rain, heavy winds force cancellation of Fremont Speedway races


Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Heavy winds – with gusts up to 40 miles per hour – coupled with a forecast calling for cold temperatures and periods of rain throughout the day and evening – have forced the cancellation of races at Fremont Speedway for Saturday, Oct. 3.

It is the third year in a row the race featuring the Mo Vaughn Transportation Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series has been lost due to weather.

Fremont Speedway’s 2015 season has now come to an end.

“It was a challenging year dealing with Mother Nature, but we are so very appreciative of the fans, our marketing partners and race teams for their support on an outstanding year. We look forward to 2016,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

The 2015 Fremont Speedway awards banquet – combined with the Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service and the JLH General Contractor FAST Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro – will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Fremont American Legion Hall. The top 10 in points in all the divisions will be honored. Ticket information will be forthcoming at www.fremontohspeedway.com


2016 Sprints On Dirt Schedule Taking Shape

The dust is barely settling from the 2015 racing season, but Sprints On Dirt is racing full-speed into the future.  On September 4th, SOD announced their innovative, new unlimited sprint format, and now the 2016 schedule is taking shape.

SOD is pleased to announce its Michigan promoter partners have all confirmed the same number of shows for 2016.  Generally all dates have been set, however a few could change as tracks continue to finalize all of their 2016 events.  Specific dates and special events will be released later.  Now SOD is turning its attention to scheduling additional shows in Michigan as well as shows in Ohio and Indiana.

Sprints On Dirt will be going into its 37th season and is recognized as an innovative leader in sprint car racing and the premier sprint car series in the Great Lakes area.  At its inception, SOD originally had no engine restrictions.   Later it evolved with the sport of sprint car racing into a 410 group.  Then in 1997, it transitioned into a 360 group.  Now SOD is leading the way into the next evolution of sprint car racing as unlimited sprints.


Pittman Planning to Tackle 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

SOMERTON, Ariz. (Sept. 30, 2015) - Kasey Kahne Racing driver and former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Daryn Pittman will compete throughout the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown next January.

The marquee 410ci sprint car event, which features $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start races on Jan. 1-2 and Jan. 8-9 with a $5,000-to-win midweek event on Jan. 5, will mark Pittman's debut at Cocopah Speedway.

"We watched pretty much all of them (last year on Pay-Per-View)," he said. "I've watched quite a few laps. It looks fun. Watching it reminds me of the track in Tucson, flat and wide and fast. That's one of my favorite tracks and we've always done well there. It looked like a fun event last year. I know Kasey (Kahne) enjoyed it. I had some other commitments and couldn't make it."

The 2016 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown has been circled on Pittman's calendar since the successful inaugural event in January 2015.

"It's really big and hopefully it gets more car support and fan support," he said. "I hope it just keeps growing because it has a lot interest from drivers who want to drive in the winter time. To stay sharp in the car and try out new things since we're not racing for points. There's a lot of positives to being able to do this in the winter time.

"Christmas and New Year's all run together pretty quick. Your priorities change and family definitely is No. 1. I do as much as I can to provide for them and spend as much time with them. As a driver you enjoy your offseason, but you're searching for paychecks, too."

Pittman is currently entrenched in a battle to climb back into the top five in the World of Outlaws championship standings after he missed two races earlier this season following a broken collarbone. He currently ranks sixth - 63 points out of the top five - and is only 87 points out of third place.

"My main goal only sitting out two races was to come back and we thought we could really compete for second or third in the championship if we had performed like we had the two previous years," he said. "It's been a struggle. The points are out of our mind and we're focused on running well. We're running the best we've run consistently all year so hopefully we can end the season like this and continue it throughout Winter Heat and into the 2016 World of Outlaws season."

Tickets for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, which include a free fan pit pass, are on sale at http://www.CocopahWinterHeat.com.


Big Money Still Up for Grabs with FVP National Sprint League this Weekend

Windom, MN (September 30, 2015) – Though Danny Lasoski and Big Game Motorsports have locked up a $75,000 championship with the FVP National Sprint League, there is still a lot to be determined in the series’ standings at this weekend’s “Fearless 410 Finale”.  Two full point nights await NSL drivers and owners Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3 at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska!  Drivers and owners are trying to improve their standing and benefit the most they can from the $350,000 point fund!

2014 Knoxville Raceway track champion, Ian Madsen is second in points, and two-time “King of California” Tim Kaeding is third, 190 points behind Madsen.  Seven-time IRA champ, Bill Balog and seven-time Knoxville champ, Terry McCarl are tied for fourth in the driver standings, just 111 points behind Kaeding.  Balog and McCarl won the last two NSL events contested at Eagle Raceway and Cedar Lake Speedway, respectively.

2014 World Finals winner, Brian Brown, and three-time USAC Driver of the Year, Bryan Clauson, are separated by only eleven markers in the battle for sixth.  Further back Austin McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, Mark Dobmeier and Matt Juhl have ninth through twelfth place within 88 points.

Similar battles are occurring in the owner’s standings.  Only 25 points separate ninth through twelfth there, with thousands on the line.  Four drivers are within 111 points of third as well!

Other drivers are expected to challenge the NSL drivers eligible for the point fund this weekend!  With $7,000 on the line to win, and $1,000 to start Saturday's finale, the best drivers in the Midwest are expected!  Two have won NSL features already this season.  Craig Dollansky won with the series at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines.  Brad Loyet was victorious in May with the series at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska.

Of course, “The King of the Outlaws” Steve Kinser will also be in attendance!  Young Californian, Dominic Scelzi, who has two wins with the “King of the West” Series this season will be on hand, as will Nebraska’s own, Jack Dover!

Tickets and Times
Tickets are just $25 for adults, $10 for ages 6-12, and 5 and under are FREE!  Racing is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. on Friday, and 6:00 p.m. Saturday!

The Nebraska 360 Sprint Series will be in competition both nights as will Mod Lites.  Late Models will compete on Friday, and B Mods will be in action on Saturday.


Prestigious Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup fast approaching at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

October 10 KRC Safety Fall Shootout also coming

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – September 30, 2015…The biggest event of the season at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is almost here, with the much anticipated 22nd annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup ready to commence on October 15, 16 & 17.

The Trophy Cup has catapulted itself into being the premier Winged Sprint Car showcase on the west coast and the 2015 version is sure to be another epic weekend of racing & fun. With its unique format the event regularly produces some of the best racing seen all season. Each time a driver hits the raceway for competitive racing there are points on the line, with it all being a lead-up to the 50-lap feature on Saturday night, which is completely inverted based on points accumulated up to that part of the event.

The Trophy Cup originally started out at the San Jose Speedway in 1994 and was held at the track until its closing in 1999. It then moved to the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville for one year, before heading to the Kings Speedway in Hanford from 2001-2004. In 2005 the Trophy Cup was moved to Thunderbowl Raceway and it has been held at the one-third mile oval ever since.

Adding to the lure once again this season is that fact that it will feature Winged 360 Sprint Cars all three-nights to make it an all out battle for the Cup. All cars that start the Saturday A-main are guaranteed $2,000 in total winnings, with the overall champion guaranteed $20,000 in winnings.

Reigning Trophy Cup champion Willie Croft returns to the Rudeen Racing No. 26 this year and looks to defend his win from a season ago. The Sacramento driver last year captured the final night’s main event and earned enough points to claim the title for the first time in his career. Other past champions entered include Campbell’s Brent Kaeding, San Jose’s Tim Kaeding, Clovis’ Jason Meyers, Chico’s Jonathan Allard and Fresno’s Craig Stidham.

In total 100 entries is the limit for this year’s event, which has turned into a type of “All Star” showcase in California, with champions & winners from all over the state on hand. One of the heavy favorites will certainly be Rutherford’s Rico Abreu, who scored a World of Outlaws win earlier this year at the Thunderbowl. The 23-year-old has had another fantastic season that also includes a victory at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, a K&N Pro-Series East triumph, his second straight Louie Vermeil Classic and more.

Tickets are on sale for the Trophy Cup with all seating in the house reserved during the weekend. Grandstand tickets cost $40 on Thursday & Friday and $45 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $35 on Thursday & Friday and $40 on Saturday. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 & under are free. A seating chart is available at www.thunderbowlraceway.com and tickets can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909. The pit gate opens at 10am on Thursday October 15, with the drivers meeting at 3:30pm sharp.

All of the special events are returning to the Trophy Cup once again, including the Thursday Chili Dog Night sponsored by Taco Bravo, the Taco Bravo Fiesta Night on Friday and the Saturday afternoon spaghetti feed sponsored by La Villa Delicatessen. The post race parties run from 11pm to 1am, while the spaghetti feed goes from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.

A new Friday morning breakfast sponsored by the Tulare County Fairgrounds is also going to occur from approximately 8am to 10am on October 16. A donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the door during all the special events is appreciated! Last season Dave Pusateri & the Trophy Cup team went over the $1,000,000 mark for donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation over the last 21-years. Fans & teams are encouraged to attend all the special events. More info on the Trophy Cup, as well as an entry list can be found at www.trophycup.org

“It’s been great to see how much the Trophy Cup has grown each season,” said Thunderbowl Raceway promoter Steve Faria. “These extra events have definitely turned the race into a happening and one that fans have on their calendar every year. I know we are looking forward to it and hope
everyone else is too. Each season the Trophy Cup seems to get bigger and having three nights of Winged Sprint Cars once again makes it pretty exciting for everyone involved. Dave Pusateri and his team do an outstanding job with everything. We’re honored to host the Trophy Cup for the 11th straight year.”

Prior to the Trophy Cup, Thunderbowl Raceway hosts the KRC Safety Fall Shootout on Saturday October 10, which features the final appearance of the season by the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprints. It is the final chance for drivers to hit the track before the Trophy Cup and creates a big two-week run of horsepower & motorsports in Tulare. Tickets are also on sale for the KRC Safety Fall Shootout at 559-688-0909.

Keep in mind the new pit area policy. Starting immediately children UNDER 14 years of age will not be allowed in the pit area during the races. Those that are under 16 will be required to provide proof of age, which means a copy of your birth certificate, id or a notarized document. A copy is also required to be left with the pit booth staff. There is no copy machine in the booth so it’s required to bring a copy with you to leave with staff. Consent forms will be available in the booth.

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds.



By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Atomic Speedway owner Brad McCown continues to move his speedwplant foward with the 17th annual running of a race that was once one of the nation's crown events for sprint cars--"The Seneca Energy Corp. Freedom 40"--an event that this year will be run Saturday, October 3 on the Midwest's fastest 3/8 mile high banked dirt track. The event will be sanctioned by the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) which has averaged over 30 cars during the season at its events at Atomic. Joining the exciting sprint cars will be AMRA Modifieds, Sports Mods, 305 Sprints, and Racesaver 305 sprints.

Modifieds will pay $1,500 to win and $150 to start and Sport Mods $1,000 to win and $100 to start as a huge part of the 17th Annual FREEDOM 40 and OVSCA Championship Oct. 3rd at Atomic Speedway.

Winners on the "Who's Who" list of champions for the Freedom 40 include five All-Star Champs and two World of Outlaw Champions. Seventeen Freedom 40's have been scheduled starting with the inaugural race won by Jack Hewitt in 1990.  Two races were claimed by rain including the 2010 event which was to be run as a non-wing USAC venture July 31, 2010. Prior to last year's event won by Californian Randy Hannagan,  Todd Kane won the previous Freedom 40 in 2011. The track was closed in 2012 and most of 2013. Additionally, No Freedom 40 events were scheduled from 2005 to 2009. A list of winners is listed below.

Many great drivers have expressed an interest in this year's event. 2014 Track Champion Danny Smith is locked into the event as well as Freedom 40 qualifier winner and runner-up Dale Blaney and Cole Duncan if they choose to participate.

For an evening of great family fun and entertainment for the entire family, experience the thrill of high speed, wheel-to-wheel racing on the Atomic high banks. A kid’s playground is available for the children as well as a full midway of food, treats, and souvenirs.

General Admission is $20, senior citizens $18, and children 12-and-under free. A pit pass is $35 for adults and $20 for kids 12-and-under.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and General Admission gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps/warm-ups at  6 p.m. Racing  begins at 7:30.
For more information on Atomic Speedway please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at www.atomicspeedway.net

Freedom 40 Winners
1990-Jack Hewitt
1991-Jack Hewitt
1992-Joey Allen
1993-Charlie Fisher
1994-Randy Kinser
1995-Kevin Huntley
1996-Butch Schroeder
1997-Kenny Jacobs
1998-Kelly Kinser
1999-Alvin Roepke
2001-Daryn Pittman
2002-Chad Kemenah
2003-Daryn Pittman
2004-Jason Meyers
2005-2009 No Race
2011-Todd Kane
2014-Randy Hannagan


FVP National Sprint League “Fearless 410 Finale” Friday and Saturday at I-80

Windom, MN (September 28, 2015) – The FVP National Sprint League brings a successful inaugural season to a close this Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3 at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.  The “Fearless 410 Finale” presented by Huffman Productions and Durst Motorsports will not only feature the best of the NSL, but drivers like “The King of the Outlaws” Steve Kinser and young Dominic Scelzi of California.

Four-time Knoxville Nationals champion, Danny Lasoski, swept “Road to Knoxville” events earlier this season at the I-80 Speedway.  The “Dude” has a championship locked with the NSL, but behind him there is plenty of shuffling in the standings expected this weekend!

2014 Knoxville Raceway champion, Ian Madsen, comes into the weekend second in points, with two-time “King of California”, Tim Kaeding in the third spot.  Seven-time IRA champion, Bill Balog and seven-time Knoxville Raceway champion, Terry McCarl are tied for the fourth spot, just 111 points behind Kaeding.

Two-time Knoxville champ, Brian Brown, two-time USAC sprint and midget champion, Bryan Clauson, are sixth and seventh, just eleven points apart.  2015 Knoxville Nationals World Challenge winner, Lynton Jeffrey, Austin McCarl, and nine-time Australian World Series Sprintcars titlist, Brooke Tatnell, round out the top ten in the standings.

Other NSL drivers expected to compete include 2000 World of Outlaws Gumout champion, Craig Dollansky, eight-time Huset’s Speedway champion, Mark Dobmeier, 2013 Huset’s 360 champ, Matt Juhl, Tasker Phillips, Nebraska’s own, Dakota Hendrickson, North Dakota’s Jordan Adams and more!

Several drivers are expected to challenge the best of the NSL at I-80 Speedway.  Steve Kinser leads the pack.  Steve is a 20-time World of Outlaws champion and a 12-time Knoxville Nationals winner…both all-time records!

Eighteen year old Dominic Scelzi will also be in attendance, driving a sprint car for George Lasoski.  He won with the King of the West Sprints in Stockton, California in June, and after a back injury kept him out of competition for about six weeks, he returned to Victory Lane September 19 at Kings Speedway in Hanford, California with the series.

Saturday’s finale for the FVP National Sprint League will pay $7,000 to win and $1,000 to start!  That is in addition to the over $300,000 in point fund money drivers and owners are vying for this weekend!

The Nebraska 360 Sprint Series, and Mod Lites will be on the card Friday and Saturday.  On Friday, Late Models will be part of the event, while B-Mods will be running on Saturday.

Join the stars of the FVP National Sprint League Friday as they hit the banks of the 4/10-mile I-80 Speedway this Friday and Saturday!

Tickets and Times
Tickets are just $25 for adults, $10 for ages 6-12, and 5 and under are FREE!  Racing is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. on Friday, and 6:00 p.m. Saturday!

Stay tuned to the FVP National Sprint League website at www.NationalSprintLeague.com, on Facebook, and @NSLSeries on Twitter for updates on the “Fearless 410 Finale”!  For more information on I-80 Speedway, visit www.I-80Speedway.com!   

National Sprint Car Museum Madness!
The “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” program will make its final stop of the year this Friday at I-80 Speedway.  The museum will be giving away sprint car-related prizes from its museum store to many lucky fans in attendance.

Said museum curator Tom Schmeh, “Museum volunteers Jim Harris and Doug McDonald will be joining me as we give away a lot of neat prizes to many of those on-hand for this special event. If you are a sprint car fan in Nebraska, you will want to be at Greenwood this weekend, especially on Friday night, October 2, for the winged 410-cubic-inch sprint car races and Museum Madness.”

2015 FVP National Sprint League Driver Point Standings (Top 25)
1. Danny Lasoski 7901
2. Ian Madsen 7009
3. Tim Kaeding 6819
4. Bill Balog 6708
4. Terry McCarl 6708
6. Brian Brown 6486
7. Bryan Clauson 6475
8. Lynton Jeffrey 5938
9. Austin McCarl 4955
10. Brooke Tatnell 4878

2015 FVP National Sprint League Schedule
Saturday, April 11 – 34 Raceway (Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA)

Friday, May 8 – Eagle Raceway (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)$
Saturday, May 9 – Knoxville Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO) ($20,000 bonus from Durst Motorplex to win Eagle and Knoxville)*$
Friday, May 15 – Jacksonville Speedway, “Sprints Gone Wild” w/MOWA (Rain)
Friday, May 22 – Jackson Speedway, Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals - $10,000 to win! (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sunday, May 24 – Huset’s Speedway (Rain)*
Thursday, May 28 – St. Francois County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Friday, May 29 – Randolph County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Rain)

Saturday, June 27 – Knoxville Raceway, Mid-Season Championship, $5,000 to win (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)*

Friday, July 3 – Huset’s Speedway, $5,000 to win (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)*
Saturday, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)*
Friday, July 10 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)
Tuesday, July 21 – Hancock County Speedway (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)+
Wednesday, July 22 – Iowa State Fair Speedway (Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN)+
Thursday, July 23 – Jackson Speedway (Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD)+
Sunday, July 26 – Huset’s Speedway (Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND)*
Thursday, July 30 – I-80 Speedway “Road to Knoxville” $5,000 to win (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Friday, July 31 – I-80 Speedway “Road to Knoxville” $10,000 to win (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)

Monday, August 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway, $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Friday, August 21 – Fairmont Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Saturday, August 22 – Clay County Fair Speedway (Rain)
Sunday, August 23 – Huset’s Speedway, $8,000 to win (Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD)
Friday, Augusts 28 – Randolph County Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Saturday, August 29 – Knoxville Raceway, $5,000 to win (Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD)*
Sunday, August 30 – Angell Park Speedway, w/IRA (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)

Friday, September 4 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals (Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN)
Saturday, September 5 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals, $25,000 to win (Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN)*
Sunday, September 6 – Huset’s Speedway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)

Friday, September 11 – Eagle Raceway, Nebraska Cup, $3,911 to win (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Saturday, September 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway, Jerry Richert Memorial w/IRA, $3,500 to win (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)

Friday, October 2 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale” (Greenwood, NE)
Saturday, October 3 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale”, $7,000 to win (Greenwood, NE)


Dale Blaney Wins at Millstream and Clinches 2015 UNOH All Star Title

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Findlay, Ohio (September 27, 2015) -  Dale Blaney made history on Sunday night in Findlay, Ohio, by clinching a record sixth career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions title. The “Low Rider” secured his spot in the history books with a flag-to-flag UNOH All Star victory at Millstream Speedway on Sunday evening, September 27. Blaney led all 30 laps of main event competition, leading Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah and Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson at the final checkers. The win gives Blaney a 206 point advantage over Cody Darrah entering the UNOH All Star season finale at Eldora Speedway on October 10; a deficit that is impossible to overcome. The series victory at Millstream was Blaney’s 12th of the season and the 127th of his storied career.

“We’ve had a tough go the last month or so” explained Dale Blaney, “The guys never give up and keep working hard. We made some changes over the last few nights and the car has really been taking off. Tonight we were really good all night. I can’t say enough about CH Motorsports. All of the guys do a great job. I love coming to this place so hopefully that continues to happen.”

Cody Darrah and Dale Blaney led the UNOH All Star feature field to green at Millstream Speedway on Sunday night. Blaney gained the early advantage on lap one and stayed in control for the first six circuits with pole sitter Cody Darrah in tow. Caution flags appeared for the first and only time on lap seven for a spinning Thomas Meseruall, ending a near straightaway lead for Dale Blaney. Racing continued shortly after, allowing Blaney to resume his position on point over Cody Darrah and Chad Kemenah. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1, maintained the top spot for the remaining 24, caution-free laps; surviving periods of intense traffic and late race charges by Chad Kemenah to secure the $5,000 top prize.

“I didn’t really know where anyone was behind me” said Blaney, “It’s hard when you get out there by yourself and start running laps. You constantly think you are racing in the right spot, but you just don’t know. I kinda got held up a little bit there a couple laps, but we got through it ok. I can’t say enough about my guys. They got me here again tonight.”

“This sixth championship is really special” explained Blaney, “I guess I am the only guy to win sixth of these so far. That could very well change in the next few years. We’re just going to come and try to win as many races and championships as we can. I don’t know how many years I have left. The team I have now is behind me one-hundred percent. We’re gonna keep racing as long as we can.”

Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah followed Blaney for nearly 20 laps, but would suffer from a flat right rear tire with less than two circuits remaining. Kemenah would have to settle for 10th. Cody Darrah finished second at the Millstream Speedway half-mile on Sunday night after racing behind Chad Kemenah for much of the 30-lap main event. Tanner Thorson finished third after starting on the inside of the fifth row.

“We feel pretty good after that one” said Cody Darrah, “This is a beautiful race track. Awesome to see the fans come out and support this place. We had a really good car all night, just a little too free during the feature. Tough deal for Chad (Kemenah) getting that flat. Happy to run second, but the old man beat me again.”

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will end their 2015 campaign on Saturday evening, October 10, during the UNOH Sprintacular at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The regional travelers will headline a trio of open wheel sprint car divisions on October 10, sharing “The Big E” with the NRA 360 Sprint Invaders and the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars. Dale Blaney will officially be crowned “champion” during the Eldora Speedway/UNOH All Star finale.

Eldora Speedway pit gates are scheduled to open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, with hot laps slated for 4:30. Racing action is set to ignite at 6. For more information regarding the UNOH Sprintacular featuring the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, please visit Eldora Speedway live on the web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

A-Main 1 -  (30 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 3. 49-Tanner Thorson[9] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[16] ; 5. 19-Chris Andrews[7] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[23] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 8. 94-Ryan Smith[3] ; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan[10] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 12. 5-Byron Reed[17] ; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[12] ; 14. 59-Danny Holtgraver[11] ; 15. 4-Danny Smith[13] ; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[18] ; 17. 19P-Paige Polyak[15] ; 18. 57X-Andrew Palker[20] ; 19. 38-Jared Horstman[24] ; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[14] ; 21. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[19] ; 22. 63-Kody Swanson[21] ; 23. 9X-Thomas Meseruall[22] ; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer[8]


Past series champions Kyle Hirst & Tyler Walker claim King of the West gold down the coast in Santa Maria & Ventura

By Gary Thomas

September 27, 2015…With the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series heading down the beautiful California coast this past weekend it was Chico’s Kyle Hirst & Los Angeles, CA’s Tyler Walker picking up victories at the Santa Maria Raceway & Ventura Raceway respectively, each earning their 16th career win by doing so.

Hirst opened the weekend in Santa Maria by scoring his fifth KWS victory of the season, which set a new personal single-season high for the 27-year-old. That triumph had broken a tie between himself, Walker and San Jose legend Tim Green on the all-time win list, which gave him sole possession of fifth on the illustrious series winners list.

After winning the dash on Friday Hirst was untouchable in the open track aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 83jr machine. His biggest challenge early on came in the form of Hanford’s DJ Netto, who slid to the lead at one point, only to have a yellow negate the pass. Following this it was all Hirst up front, until lapped traffic made things interesting as the race wound down.

Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi had won the previous week’s event and took second from Netto on a mid-race restart, before charging hard after Hirst. With the white flag in the air Scelzi moved in quickly on Hirst and very nearly stole the lead away on the final corner. Hirst was able to fend off the youngster however, and take the checkered flag by 0.281 seconds for the victory.

“Man this is an awesome feeling right now to get our fifth win of the year with KWS,” said the two-time series champion Hirst. “I won my very first race with this series here in Santa Maria driving for my parents back in 200, so it’s always nice coming back here. I can’t thank Dennis & Teresa Roth and the whole 83jr team enough for the opportunity to drive this car. We were fast all night and thankfully I was able to hold off Dominic there, because I could hear him coming.”

The remainder of the top-five on Friday at Santa Maria Raceway was rounded out by Scelzi, Netto, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding and Chico’s Jonathan Allard. Tyler Walker, Carson Macedo, Mitchell Faccinto, Bobby McMahan and Dalton Hill rounded out the top-10. Brent Kaeding & Scelzi won the heat races during the night, while McMahan opened the evening by setting his first fast time of the year, clocking a 12.170.

A-main finish Santa Maria Raceway: 1. #83JR Kyle Hirst, 2. #41 Dominic Scelzi, 3. #88N DJ Netto, 4. #0 Bud Kaeding, 5. #3C Jonathan Allard, 6. #88 Tyler Walker, 7. #21X Carson Macedo, 8. #37 Mitchell Faccinto, 9. #25 Bobby McMahan, 10. #81D Dalton Hill, 11. #69 Brent Kaeding, 12. #5K Chris Dyson, 13. #21K Cory Kruseman, 14. #09S Geoffrey Strole, 15. #12 Jarrett Soares, 16. #68 Chase Johnson

On Saturday at the Ventura Raceway Tyler Walker fired back and tallied his 16th career King of the West victory with a dominating performance at the bullring. Walker & Hirst now share fifth on the all-time win list, behind only Brent & Tim Kaeding, Jonathan Allard and Steve Kent.
It was also Walker’s second KWS triumph of the season at the helm of the Richie Rich Motorsports No. 88 mount. The 2009 series champion got his first win of the year on August 1 in Stockton, by taking a final corner thriller. This night was a little less dramatic though, as Walker checked out from the field during much of the contest.

The LA wheel-man made a great move on the start of the night’s dash to pass front row starters Bud Kaeding & Jonathan Allard, which gave him the pole for the feature. At the waving of the green flag in the 30-lapper he jumped out to a commanding lead, as the rest of the field fought for position. Drivers raced high & low on the tight track, in what was just the second ever Winged Sprint Car event in Ventura. Walker showed that he was not to be denied and raced off to take the Ed Entz checkered flag.

“I don’t get the chance to race in front of my family very often, so to win this race tonight is very special to me,” said a happy Walker on the front stretch. “We changed the car around a little bit for the feature and it was absolutely perfect. I think it’s something that will benefit us the rest of the season. I really want to thank Richie Rich Motorsports, Lee Lindgren and my whole team for giving me this opportunity. It’s been a long few years and I’m just so happy to be where I am right now. I hope everyone enjoyed the show tonight.”

Allard was able to slip under Bud Kaeding score the second position late in the race. Kaeding ended up third and it was good enough to give him the King of the West point lead by one-marker over Carson Macedo, who finished fifth. Friday’s winner Kyle Hirst finished fourth at the conclusion. Easton’s Tommy Tarlton claimed the KSE Hard Charger Award by coming from 13th to sixth in the feature. Dominic Scelzi, Brent Kaeding, DJ Netto and Mitchell Faccinto rounded out the top-10. Heat wins went to Allard, Macedo and Brent Kaeding. Hirst set fast time to open the night by cutting an 11.024 to set a new Winged Sprint track record.

A-main finish Ventura Raceway: 1. #88 Tyler Walker, 2. #3C Jonathan Allard, 3. #0 Bud Kaeding, 4. #83JR Kyle Hirst, 5. #21x Carson Macedo, 6. #21 Tommy Tarlton, 7. #41 Dominic Scelzi, 8. #69 Brent Kaeding, 9. #88N DJ Netto, 10. #37 Mitchell Faccinto, 11. #25 Bobby McMahan, 12. #12 Jarrett Soares, 13. #80 Troy Rutherford, 14. #73 Ryan Bernal, 15. #7 Greg Taylor, 16. #5K Chris Dyson, 17. #09S Geoffrey Strole, 18. #55 Tony Everhart, 19. #21K Cory Kruseman

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will return to action on Saturday October 10 at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway for the KRC Safety Fall Shootout. The event marks the start of three races to go and takes place the weekend before the prestigious Trophy Cup. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling 559-688-0909. A seating chart is available at www.thunderbowlraceway.com


Steady, Light Rain Knocks Out UNOH All Stars at Atomic Speedway

UNOH All Star Action Continues Tomorrow in Findlay, Ohio

By Tyler Altmeyer - UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

Chillicothe, Ohio (September 26, 2015) - Atomic Speedway and UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions officials were forced to cancel action at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday evening, September 26. A steady, light rain, mixed in with periods of harder precipitation, ended all chances for competition at the Atomic highbanks. Wet weather moved into the area just before 5 o'clock.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will return to action tomorrow evening, Sunday, September 27, at the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 3, followed by hot laps at 5:30 p.m. Please visit www.millstreamspeedway.net for further details.



KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 24, 2015) – The I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, will host the “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” program on Friday, October 2, in conjunction with the FVP-sponsored National Sprint League (NSL) Fearsome 410 Finale preliminary night of sprint car racing.  The museum will be giving away sprint car-related prizes from its museum store to many lucky fans in attendance.

Said museum curator Tom Schmeh today, “It is hard to believe that we are planning our final ‘Museum Madness’ event of the season.  It has been a great promotional program for the museum, the six tracks that we’ve visited, and the brand-new winged 410-cubic-inch sprint car sanction.  Museum volunteers Jim Harris and Doug McDonald will be joining me as we give away a lot of neat prizes to many of those on-hand for this special event.  If you are a sprint car fan in Nebraska, you will want to be at Greenwood next weekend, especially on Friday night, October 2, for the winged 410-cubic-inch sprint car races and Museum Madness.”

Those individuals interested in learning more about the “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” special events are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com, while those interested in the National Sprint League should visit www.nationalsprintleague.com.


Sides Welcomes His Brother Back on the Road for Remainder of Season

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 21, 2015) - Jason Sides will have his right-hand man back on the road for the remainder of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season.

His brother, Paul, returns to the team beginning this weekend as the series races on Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, and Saturday at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich.

"It's great to have Paul back on the road and hopefully we can pick up where we left off in the spring and early summer," Jason Sides said.

Sides competed in the Clash at the Creek last Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway, where he qualified eighth quickest.

"We qualified good," he said. "I was happy with that. Then in the heat race we were starting beside a different guy who don't normally race with, but he broke a rocker arm and couldn't start. That put (Daryn) Pittman on the pole. He got the jump. We were right there with him, but the track was still too fast in the heat races."

Sides finished where he started - second - in a heat race, which missed a spot in the dash by only one position. That lined him up ninth for the main event.

"In the feature we tightened up and were too good too early," he said. "The car was really good. We were passing for fourth at one point. If the track would have stayed we would have been really good, but the bottom started going away and we just struggled after that."

Sides spent the first third of the race battling for a top five before he began to fade as the track did the same. He ended with a 13th-place result.

Friday's Arnold Motor Supply Shootout at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, rained out.


Swindell Venturing to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway This Weekend

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Sept. 21, 2015) - Sammy Swindell is heading to Pennsylvania this weekend for a pair of races.

Swindell and CJB Motorsports will invade Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday for a tune-up prior to the following week's National Open at the half-mile oval before wrapping up this weekend on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Dirt Classic.

"We want to go in there and win both nights, but there's a few things we want to try," he said. "Even if you have a pretty good setup or your car is pretty close you're always trying to come up with a little better setup than the week before."

Swindell, who is coming off a pair of victories during the Jackson Nationals earlier this month, is seeking his 17th career sprint car win at Williams Grove Speedway.

"I think we've got a pretty good handle on it from when we were there this summer," he said. "It gives us an opportunity to get better and try some things. We definitely have a good place to start. There's a couple of things we want to try to give us a direction on cars and stuff for next year. We may be doing a little experimenting."

Swindell and CJB Motorsports recorded results of third and fourth, respectively, during the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in July.

"It seems like most of the time one lane is quite a bit faster than the other," he said. "You have to be able to work the race track."

Swindell will then return to Lincoln Speedway for the first time since May 2014.

"I've won there before quite a few times," he said. "Sometimes where you go out in qualifying dictates your night. The setup is a little different than some of the other places we run because of the track configuration. It's a neat place."


Tim Shaffer Takes Jim Ford Classic Opener at Fremont Speedway

$10,000 Jim Ford Finale Set for Saturday Night Back at Fremont

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Fremont, Ohio (September 18, 2015) -  Fremont Speedway is a special place for Tim Shaffer. The “Steel City Outlaw” entered action on Friday night with 14-career main event victories at the Fremont, Ohio venue, with nine of those occurring during UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania native can now officially add one more to each of those categories; capturing the 30-lap, Jim Ford Classic opening night victory on Friday, September 18, worth $3,000. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions triumph was the 56th of Tim Shaffer’s career, passing Cole Duncan on lap 28 to secure himself back in victory lane.

“Scott Gressman gave me a great engine and my guys gave me a great car; just a great program all night” said Tim Shaffer, “I can’t say enough about the people that help me. I don’t know what it is about (Fremont Speedway). It’s always just a fun place to race. Things worked out great tonight.”

Pole-sitter Sheldon Haudenschild surged ahead to an early advantage, leading the first 12 caution-free circuits with 2015 Fremont Speedway champion Byron Reed in tow. Contact between Haudenschild and the lapped-car of Caleb Griffith initiated the event’s first yellow flag. Griffith would slow to a stop on the front stretch with front-end damage, ultimately slowing the entire field. Haudenschild would remain on point with Byron Reed and Cole Duncan restarting just behind the Southern Pacific Farms, #93.

Sheldon Haudenschild brought the grid back to life with 12 laps in the books. The Wooster, Ohio native kept command of the feature field until lap 22; spinning on the edge of the banking in turn one. Byron Reed would also get collected by a spinning Haudenschild, leaving control to Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan.

Green flag conditions returned to the speedway, but only for a short stint. Chad Kemenah, who was racing in the third position, spun between turns one and two on lap 23. The field would try again with Duncan still on point, followed by a fifth-starting Tim Shaffer and the #1ST of Gary Taylor.

The final eight laps of the 30-lap main event remained caution-free with Duncan setting the early pace on the top-side of the speedway. Tim Shaffer was able to apply pressure to the race leader by lap 27, eventually working underneath Duncan at the exit of turn four on lap 28. Cole Duncan slipped over the banking in turn four, leaving the racing surface wide open for the former UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titlist. Tim Shaffer led the final few circuits and captured the $3,000 payday. Cole Duncan would hang on to finish second, followed by Lee Jacobs, Cap Henry and Gary Taylor. Henry earned his top-five performance after starting on the outside of row eight.

“Yea, that is a hard one to swallow” said Cole Duncan, “I screwed up a little bit in turns one and two. Tim (Shaffer) got up beside me a little bit and I tried to get the lead back. I got back up on the cushion there in turns three and four and got up over of it. Regardless, we still have a lot of confidence heading into tomorrow. I owe all of this to my crew. I can’t thank them enough.”

The UNOH All Star victory was Tim Shaffer’s second of the 2015 season. The western Pennsylvania veteran will enter the 8th annual Jim Ford Classic finale on Saturday, September 19, fifth in the current UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions standings.

The 8th annual Jim Ford Classic weekend featuring the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will continue on Saturday evening, September 19, back at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The Jim Ford Classic finale will feature a 50-lap main event, awarding a top prize of $10,000. Dale Blaney is the defending champion, sweeping the doubleheader weekend in 2014.  

In addition, the 4th annual Fremont Speedway “Kick-It For Childhood Cancer” kickball game will take shape at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, rain or shine. Teams planning to participate should arrive on speedway grounds by 9:30 a.m. to register. The annual Fremont Speedway Queens Contest, beginning at 2 p.m., and post-race concert are also on the Saturday agenda.

Gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m on Saturday at Fremont Speedway, with racing slated for 7 p.m., sharp. A Sunday rain date will be used for Saturday if necessary. Gates will swing open on Sunday at 2 p.m., followed by racing at 5:30 p.m. Please visit Fremont Speedway live on the web for further details regarding the entire weekend schedule; www.fremontohspeedway.net.

A-Main 1 -  (30 Laps) 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[16] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[3] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[11] ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[15] ; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[20] ; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 11. 94-Ryan Smith[13] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 13. 49-Tanner Thorson[22] ; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 15. O9-Christopher Bell[24] ; 16. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 17. 16-Stuart Brubaker[23] ; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[12] ; 19. 57X-Andrew Palker[14] ; 20. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 21. 40-Caleb Helms[21] ; 22. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[8] ; 23. 89-Cody Darrah[25] ; 24. 2+-Brian Smith[19] ; 25. 33M-Caleb Griffith[18]


GOMUDDY.COM National Sprint League 360 Series Launches in 2016!

Windom, MN (September 17, 2015) - The National Sprint League is pleased to announce for 2016 the GOMUDDY.COM 360 Sprint Car Series. The series is boasting a unique $500,000+ points fund called the “CASH BOWL”. Each driver competing in any GOMUDDY.COM NSL sanctioned events accumulates points and dollars based on their finishing position in the A feature.  The unique structure allows a competitor to race in any region and participate in any given scheduled NSL event and accumulate points and dollars to be paid out of the “CASH BOWL”.

The “Cash Bowl” point structure has been established for regional events and also national events. The GOMUDDY.COM National Sprint League is well on its way to scheduling over 150+ regional events and 6+ National events. The National events will boast a $50,000 two-day purse and also triple “Cash Bowl” points.  

Detailed information on the GOMUDDY.COM NSL 360 series is available on the Nationalsprintleague.com website.  Go to the “Rules/Downloads” page on the website for more information on minimum race purses, “Cash Bowl” awards and requirements.

To schedule your GOMUDDY.COM NSL events, contact NSL National Director Tommie Estes at 405-238-8485.

“I think we have come up with a great concept for all racers that will run NSL events around the country!” says Estes.  “It's going to be a very exciting year in 2016!”

“We are super excited to announce our GOMUDDY.COM NSL 360 series for 2016,” says series founder, Tod Quiring.  “We have put together an extremely unique program for this series that will allow every NSL competitor in the country to compete in as many of our NSL sanctioned events as they desire and accumulate points and money to be paid as a bonus from our $500,000+ ‘Cash Bowl’. The NSL events will also be extremely affordable for the promoter. Our NSL series is very financially strong and we are planning to continue to add programs that are fan friendly and also give back to our loyal competitors.  In our series the more you race the better you finish the more points you accumulate the more money you receive out of the ‘Cash Bowl’.  This has been long overdue.”


Sprints on Dirt 2016 Explained

Sprints on Dirt’s rules for 2016 are a drastic change from what people are used to.  In order to help people understand them better, we are starting a series of frequently asked questions (FAQ) posts with each one focusing on a single topic; below are the first two.

FAQ #1: SoD’s place in the world of sprint car racing

QUESTION #1 - How is SoD different?
SoD calls their new format an unlimited sprint car class.  To avoid confusion, we consider groups like the All Stars and World of Outlaws, who visit our area from time to time, as ultimate sprint cars.  We are pleased that sprint car fans in our area have an opportunity to see these great groups in action.

SoD’s focus is on Michigan tracks and tracks not too far out of state.  Our unlimited sprints focus on a certain level of performance restriction without sacrificing the “look and feel” of real winged sprint car racing and at a fraction of the cost of ultimate sprint cars for competitors, promoters, and race fans.  The ultimate organizations cover a much broader area and are the undisputed top-line, fastest sprint cars found anywhere.

QUESTION #2 - How does SoD fit in with current sprint car classes and organizations?
SoD’s new format completely shatters the current practice of identifying sprint cars by their engine size, typically 305, 360, or 410.  It is no secret that a consistent full field of cars is a challenge for most tracks and organizations.  SoD’s new format allows almost any sprint car running anywhere to race in SoD events.

QUESTION #3 - Will SoD compete with organizations like the All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws?

No, SoD does not attempt to replace or compete with ASCoC or WoO, but to complement them.  Promoters in our region can partner with SoD to:

1.       Promote their upcoming ultimate sprint car shows,

2.       Try out a sprint car show before deciding whether or not to schedule the much higher cost, ultimate sprint car shows.  Promoters who do not run regular sprint shows now have the opportunity to run a SoD show and get a good car count since no one is excluded.

3.       Run sprint cars when they cannot realistically afford the cost of ultimate sprint car shows.

QUESTION #4 - What about tracks running weekly sprint shows?
It is in SoD’s best interest to help promoters build and maintain healthy sprint car programs that offer race fans full fields of cars and exciting racing.  Promoters already running a weekly sprint program can run a SoD show as a special event without the worry of excluding regular competitors.

Some promoters will see the advantages of the SoD format and adopt it for their own tracks.  This would provide an opportunity to create a healthy rivalry by scheduling SoD shows too.

QUESTION #5 - And tracks that do not run weekly sprint shows?
Promoters who do not run regular sprint shows now have the opportunity to run a SoD show and get a full field of cars since virtually no sprint car is excluded.

FAQ #2: 2016 SoD rules - car weight

Question #1 - Is it true that SoD does not have a specific weight requirement for 2016?

Question #2 - So unsafe cars will be allowed to race with SoD?
No. SoD rules emphasize safety, and do more to ensure safety than rules of most other tracks and organizations.

While many people assume that a lightweight car must be unsafe, very few give a second thought to a car that is over a required weight limit.  Weight limits, however, are based on cost control, not safety.  1,475 pounds, 1,500 pounds or whatever weight is just an arbitrary number that in no way insinuates that a car at or above that weight is safer than one below.

Question #3 - Was this rule put in place just so SoD wouldn’t have to weigh cars?
No.  Actually, more cars will be weighed in 2016 than have been in a while.  Cars will be weighed for the purpose of evaluating car safety as well as the effectiveness of SoD rules.

Question #4 - I hope we don't go back to the days of Swiss cheese seats and cut out torsion tubes, and cross members.
Any unsafe condition discovered by SoD that cannot be eliminated on the spot will result in the car not being allowed to race and possibly banned.

Question #5 - So I can build a 1,000 pound car to race with SoD?
If the car conforms to all SoD requirements.  Cars will be weighed and it is the car owner’s responsibility to prove their car is safe.  If safety is questionable for any reason, the car may be banned and the owner may be required to provide SoD with a conformance, safety, and liability affidavit before the car can compete with SoD.


King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series resumes season with the first of two appearances at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford this Saturday

Friday KOK Winged 360 event creates double header weekend

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA - September 15, 2015…After over a month off from racing the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will return to action & continue the fight for the title at the always exciting Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford this Saturday September 19.

On Friday night the track will also host a King of the King’s Winged 360 Sprint Car event, making for two big night’s of racing at the “King of the Dirt Tracks.”

This Saturday’s King of the West showcase marks round 13 on the season for the series and with only six races remaining will play a pivotal role in the point chase. KWS will also return to Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday October 24 for the annual Cotton Classic. Following this week’s event the series will then get set for the “Battle down the Coast” next weekend with Santa Maria & Ventura on tap September 25 & 26.

This year’s Chili Bowl Midget Nationals winner Rico Abreu adds some extra star power on Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway, as he makes his second King of the West start of the year. The 23-year-old recently picked up his second straight Louie Vermeil Classic victory and will be gunning to add a KWS score to his impressive list of wins this season. Abreu very nearly won the Wine Country Classic on June 27 in Calistoga, only to suffer a blown tire just a handful of laps from the finish.

The most recent King of the West Sprint Car Series event on August 1 at the Stockton Dirt Track was claimed by 2009 champion Tyler Walker, who executed a thrilling final corner pass for the victory. The Los Angeles driver is coming off a strong third place finish with the World of Outlaws in Antioch on Sunday and looks to make it back-to-back in KWS competition on Saturday in Hanford.

Two-time KWS titlist Kyle Hirst was the driver Walker passed on the final circuit last month and he goes into Hanford look for some redemption. The Chico wheel-man leads the series with four wins in 2015 and with one more triumph would set a new high for him in one season. Hirst also captured the KWS visit to Keller Auto Speedway last season in the locally based Roth Motorsports machine.

Campbell’s Bud Kaeding goes into Hanford leading the King of the West points by 23-markers over Lemoore’s Carson Macedo. Kaeding, a three-time USAC Silver Crown champion, is in search of his first crown with the King of the West Sprint Car Series and has won multiple races in his career at Keller Auto Speedway. Macedo however, is the most recent Winged Sprint Car winner at the track and will look to back that up on Saturday.

A close battle for third in points will also resume on Saturday, with Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan leading Hanford’s own DJ Netto by just six-digits. The veteran McMahan has had a consistent season and scored a top-10 finish with the World of Outlaws last weekend in Chico. Netto likewise has had a fantastic season, having already claimed two King of the West victories. The 19-year-old also picked up an impressive third place finish on opening night of the Gold Cup last week with the World of Outlaws.

More drivers poised for good things on Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway will include 13-time KWS champion Brent Kaeding of Campbell, three-time series champ Jonathan Allard of Chico, 2004 titlist Jason Statler from Grass Valley, along with Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi & Craig Stidham, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Gilroy’s Jarrett Soares, Selma’s Cory Eliason, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Coarsegold’s Scott Parker, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Auburn’s Richard Brace Jr., Australian Toby Bellbowen and others.

The pit gate opens at 2pm on Saturday, with the front gate opening at 4:30pm and first heat scheduled for around 7pm. Adult tickets cost $20, with students & seniors $15 and kids 5 & under free.

The Keller Auto Speedway is a 3/8 mile clay oval and is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. The physical address is 801 S. 10th Ave. Hanford, Ca 93230. More info can be found at www.racekingsspeedway.com

Information on the King of the West 410 Series can be found at www.racepmg.com

Upcoming KWS events

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FVP National Sprint League News and Notes from Eagle and Cedar Lake

Windom, MN (September 14, 2015) – Two big FVP National Sprint League events last weekend ended in dramatic fashion.  Bill Balog picked up his first Nebraska Cup at the Eagle Raceway in Nebraska on Friday.  Terry McCarl became the first three-time winner of the Jerry Richert Memorial Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin.  The NSL has its eyes towards a two-night “Fearless 410 Finale” October 2 and 3 at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.  The finale will pay $7,000 to win and $1,000 to start.  Steve Kinser is expected to be amongst the invaders trying to steal the big check on the high-banked 4/10-mile oval.

Balog Picks up His Second – Bill Balog shot under Lynton Jeffrey and went on to win Friday’s Nebraska Cup at Eagle.  It was his second NSL win of the season, and was worth $3,911.  The “North Pole Nightmare” moved into fourth place in the point standings with his strong night, but when the dust settled on Saturday, he and Terry McCarl were in a dead heat for the position heading into the last two races of the season.

TMAC Rides to His Third – McCarl got by Brian Brown in traffic at Cedar Lake and went on to win both his third Jerry Richert Memorial and his third NSL win of the season.  That win thanks to bonus money was worth $3,500.  TMAC found a September use for his TheSnowplow.com snow shovel when he fended off a champagne blast in Victory Lane.  He capped off the weekend by winning the $10,000 main event at the Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota Sunday.

Remembering 9/11 – The fallen heroes of 9/11 were honored at Eagle Raceway Friday night.  Several area fire trucks and firemen came on the track for opening ceremonies.  343 firefighters lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy fourteen years ago.

Finally Clinched – Though few have doubted Danny Lasoski and the GoMuddy.com team were going to win the NSL championship this season, we can now say it has been mathematically clinched.  Clinching with two races to go shows the domination the “Dude” has put together in his magical 2015 season.  In addition to leading the series in wins with nine, he leads the series in podium finishes (16), top fives (20) and top tens (25).

What Have You Done for Me Lately? – Points-wise, Brian Brown and Ian Madsen have been the hottest drivers the last five races.  Both had second place finishes last weekend.  The top five in points over the last five races look like this: Brown 1347, Madsen 1300, McCarl 1271, Tim Kaeding 1233 and Lynton Jeffrey 1230.  Jeffrey notched his first podium of the year on Friday at Eagle.

Rough Night for Tasker – A streak of good luck turned bad for Tasker Phillips at Eagle Raceway.  He hooked a rut and flipped in turn two, collecting Ian Madsen.  Madsen’s team was able to get Ian back in the feature where he finished second.  Unfortunately, Tasker had to pack up and head to Cedar Lake.

Kudos to the Richert Family – The Jerry Richert Memorial again proved why it is one of the premier racing events in the upper Midwest again.  Sponsors and the Richert family added $9,000 to the purses in a race program featuring three sprint car classes.  In addition, they provided a Barbecue feast afterwards for any fans who made it down to the pits.  As usual, the racing was exceptional as well!


Late Pass Nets Jerry Richert Memorial Win for Terry McCarl

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, September 12, 2015 – Terry McCarl passed Brian Brown in lapped traffic late in the feature Saturday night to win his third career Jerry Richert Memorial at the Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin.  Thanks to bonus money, the Altoona, Iowa driver netted $3,500 aboard the TMAC Motorsports #24 in the event that was sanctioned by the FVP National Sprint League and the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series.

Brown took the lead at the drop of the green, while McCarl found his way around Tim Kaeding from row two to take second.  Four laps in, the only caution of the 30-lap main event came when Tasker Phillips spun in turn one.

The restart saw Brown ahead of McCarl, Kaeding, Bronson Maeschen and Bill Balog.  Ian Madsen shot under Danny Lasoski to take sixth on the restart.  Maeschen shot by Kaeding for third on lap six.  The lead trio headed into lapped traffic shortly after, with Kaeding pressuring Maeschen to recover the third spot.

The track saw multiple grooves, and McCarl primarily worked the low line in three and four and the high side in one and two.  On lap 22, in heavy traffic, McCarl slipped by Brown on the low side to take the lead.  On the ensuing lap, Brown slid back by, but by the time the pair returned to the flagstand, McCarl had retained his advantage.

McCarl would pull away for his third NSL win of the season ahead of Brown, Maeschen, Kaeding and Balog.  Lasoski, Madsen, Craig Dollansky, Bryan Clauson and Lynton Jeffrey rounded out the top ten.  Balog set quick time over the field, while Steve Meyer, Blake Nimee, Jeffrey and Dollansky won heat races.  Phillips won the B.

“This is one of my favorite racetracks,” said McCarl in Victory Lane.  “They had it in great shape and made it perfect.  We could run anywhere at the end.  Brian was out in front and I had a little advantage on him.  We had a good racecar.  We had to wait for traffic and be patient.  I saw Jerry Richert Sr. race a lot when I was a kid.  He was an amazing race car driver, a champion, and tough as nails.  His son Jerry was a rival of mine for a long time, and a great racer.  They are a racing family like the McCarl’s.  They live and breathe it.  I just have a lot of respect for them.”

“It was a good weekend for us,” said Brown.  “We ran well last night and tonight.  Sometimes you just get beat.  Once he got by me, I didn’t think he was night and day better than us.  He was a little more maneuverable in traffic.  It feels like we’re back where we should be.  This is an awesome event.  I appreciate what the Richert family and the Tatnell family do for this race.”

“We’ve been having some bad luck, so just to get to mix with those guys and race felt well,” said Maeschen.  “I did try and be patient.  With the year we’ve had, we’re pretty happy to be up here on the podium.  We’re working on some marketing partners and we hope to get off the porch a little more next year.”

The FVP National Sprint League finishes up their inaugural season October 2 and 3 with its “Fearless 410 Finale” at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.  For more information on the FVP National Sprint League, visit www.NationalSprintLeague.com!  

A main (started), 30 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA [3]; 2. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO [2]; 3. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA [4]; 4. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA [1]; 5. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI [6]; 6. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO [5]; 7. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. [12]; 8. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN [7]; 9. 17w, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN [15]; 10. 12K, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA [10]; 11. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. [16]; 12. 02, Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI [18]; 13. 2B, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR [20]; 14. 79, Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL [8]; 15. 85M, Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI [9]; 16. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN [17]; 17. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH [11]; 18. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA [14]; 19. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD [19]; 20. 35, Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI [24]; 21. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI [23]; 22. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA [13]; 23. 2w, Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI [22]; 24. 73, Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI [21]. Lap Leaders: Brown 1-21, T. MCarl 22-30. Hard-charger: Crockett.  KSE Hard-charger: Clauson.

Duncan takes Fremont win, Reed claims 6th track title

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Cole Duncan survived a couple of late race restarts and led all 30 laps to claim his third career 410 feature win at Fremont Speedway Saturday on Kistler Racing Products Night. Byron Reed would suffer mechanical woes while running second with just six laps to go, but his 17th place finish would be enough for him to claim his sixth career track championship in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints – his third in a row – at “The Track That Action Built.

“We’ve won the past two weeks (also at Atomic Speedway last week). It’s been awesome for us…we needed that…we have some motor rebuilds coming we have to pay for so this helps out,” said Duncan beside his Motorcity Auto Transport, C&B Mushrooms, Wolfden Products, Industrial Special Powdercoating backed #22.

“Lapped traffic was the main thing. You really had to focus. Some guys would go into one corner on the bottom and the next corner on top so you really had to stay on your toes. I feel like we got a little lucky by drawing the pole. But, we haven’t done that all year so I’ll take it. I have to thank Scott Gressman and his family at Gressman Powersports, CnB Mushroom Farms, Factory Kahne Shocks…they’ve really went to work on our shocks this year,” added Duncan.

Reed becomes the first driver to win the Fremont Speedway, Attica Raceway Park and Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series titles in the same year.

“This feels real good. There’s a lot of competition and great tracks. It was our goal this year. I would have liked to have had a few more wins but we earned it. We dug pretty hard on a few of those nights when we dug ourselves a hole and came back up and got a good finish. I want to thank my crew, Crown Battery, a local Fremont business. Thank Fremont Speedway for putting a good track each week for us. I want to thank the fans for coming out tonight. It wasn’t a great night weather wise but it shows how resilient these fans are,” said Reed.

John Ivy would lead all 25 laps to score his fourth victory of the season in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. It was the 50th career victory at the track for Ivy which puts him sixth on the all-time feature win list.

“This has just been great. The Sipe family gives us great cars and Gressman builds us great motors. Joey, my brother and Jim and Sonny and everyone that helps us out…they have this thing working. It’s nice to start up front on a track like this….especially when you get as old as I am. Lapped traffic was tough. I thought I was going to run my daughter (Kelsey) over…I was on the brakes hard,” said Ivy beside his L&R Farms, Sony’s Machining and Welding, Kear’s Speed Shop, Kistler Racing Products, Adkins Fence and Sanitation backed #77i.

Bobby Clark would finish 7th and earn his first 305 sprint track championship. He also won the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Title for 2015. Clark was the track’s 1992 and 1993 360 sprint champion

“The track was tough tonight…I was just trying to save my breath. We got going about mid-season. We just kept working and Dave (Foos, crew chief) worked really hard and we communicated well,” said Clark.

In the 30 lap 410 sprint feature, Duncan and Brandon Matus would bring the field to green but Broc Martin would spin to necessitate another start. When the green flew so did Duncan who powered away from Matus, Reed, Nate Dussel, Jack Sodeman Jr. and Chris Andrews. Duncan set a blistering pace as he raced into lapped traffic by the fifth circuit. The car on the move was Cap Henry who had driven from his 14th starting position to eighth. Reed would grab second on lap 10 with Matus, Dussel, Sodeman, Andrews, Henry and 20th starter Stuart Brubaker in tow.

At the halfway point the red would fly when Brubaker’s great run ended up in a big flip on the back stretch. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out but walked to the rescue squad under his own power. The running order was Duncan, Reed, Matus, Sodeman, Henry, Dussel, Andrews, Dean Jacobs. On the restart Rob Chaney would stop on the track. When the green flew again Duncan pulled away slightly from Reed as Henry had a tremendous move into third over Matus, Sodeman, Jacobs and Dussel.

Duncan would again race into lapped traffic with six laps to go with Reed and Henry closing. Reed would then stop with mechanical issues to bring out the caution. After a lap was completed third running Matus would have mechanical issues and bring out another caution. That put Henry right on Duncan’s bumper but the Lockbourne, Ohio driver would pull away the final five laps for the win. Henry would come home second, coming up just short of capturing the track title. Sodeman, Jacobs and Dussel would round out the top five.

In the 25 lap 305 feature, Ivy and Alvin Roepke would bring the field to green but a multi-car pile-up involving Jordan Ryan, T.J. Michael, Steve Rando and Kyle Peters would necessitate another start. When the green flew Ivy gained the advantage over Roepke, Kyle Capodice, Jamie Miller, Kyle Farmer and Luke Griffith.

Capodice would take second from Roepke on lap three as Ivy pulled away. Ivy raced into lapped traffic by the ninth circuit with Capodice, Roepke, Miller, Griffith, Seth Schneider and Farmer in tow. The car on the move was Dustin Stroup who worked his way from the 15th starting spot to eighth by the half-way point. With 14 laps in Thomas Schinderle and Paul Weaver would get together to bring out the caution. On the restart Ivy would pull away as Miller drove around Capodice into the runner-up spot. However, on lap 17, Miller’s left rear tire would come off the rim, ending his run to the front.

When the green reappeared, Ivy would lead Capodice, Roepke and Stroup. Stroup would power from fourth to second on the next lap when the caution would fly for debris. With a clear track, Ivy would drive away the final six laps for the win with Stroup, Roepke, Capodice and Schneider rounding out the top five.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 9/12/2015

410 A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 22-Cole Duncan[1]; 2. 53-Cap Henry[14]; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [3]; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[10]; 5. 40DD-Nate Dussel[6]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz[17]; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[9]; 8. 55-Tyler Gunn[7]; 9. 9Y-Thomas Messeraul[16]; 10. 19C-Chris Andrews[5]; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8]; 12. 14H-Todd Heller[15]; 13. 8J-Jess Stiger[23]; 14. 41J-Jeremy Powley[24]; 15. 60-Jody Keegan[13]; 16. 13-Brandon Matus[2]; 17. 5-Byron Reed[4]; 18. 10J-Jarrod Delong[22]; 19. 33-Brent Matus[21]; 20. 16-Stuart Brubaker[20]; 21. 9X-Rob Chaney[12]; 22. 50B-Mike Burns[19]; 23. 83M-Broc Martin[11]; 24. 9-Jordan Ryan[18]

305 Sprints A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 77I-John Ivy[1]; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[15]; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[2]; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3]; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[12]; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[5]; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[10]; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[18]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron[17]; 10. 24-Alex Paden[20]; 11. 97-Kyle Peters[11]; 12. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[13]; 13. 94K-Kurt Huber[14]; 14. 39-Jamie Miller[6]; 15. 44-Kyle Farmer[4]; 16. 1W-Paul Weaver[16]; 17. 7-Thomas Schinderle[19]; 18. 8M-TJ Michael[8]; 19. 19R-Steve Rando[7]; 20. 5R-Jordan Ryan[9]


Bill Balog Nabs Nebraska Cup at Eagle Raceway

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, September 11, 2015 – Bill Balog recorded his second FVP National Sprint League win of the year at the Nebraska Cup Friday night at Eagle Raceway near Eagle, Nebraska.  The win earned the Brookfield, Wisconsin driver $3,911 aboard the B2 Motorsports #17B.

Lynton Jeffrey shot out to the early lead in the 20-lap main event ahead of Bill Balog and Ian Madsen.  Jeffrey led the first five laps on the heavy 1/3-mile oval.

On lap six, Jeffrey slid slightly in turn two and Balog shot under him to take the point.  Driving a new car after destroying his primary mount at Huset’s Speedway last Sunday, and utilizing a motor loaned from Hans Lein, Balog pulled away.

Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing crew had a long night after a racing tangle sidelined them in their heat.  The Aussie bounced back, however, and grabbed second from Jeffrey at the halfway point.

Balog worked through lapped traffic well, and grabbed the win over Madsen, Jeffrey, Austin McCarl and Tim Kaeding.  Brian Brown, Terry McCarl, Matt Juhl, Danny Lasoski and Jack Dover completed the top ten.  Jeffrey set quick time over the field, while Juhl, Austin McCarl and Balog won heat races.  Dakota Hendrickson was sidelined in qualifying with a motor issue and Phillips was done after his heat race crash.

“That was awesome,” said Balog in Victory Lane.  “These things are so hard to win.  We had to do something.  (Jeffrey) got me on the start and got going.  I’ve got to thank Hans (Lein) for his help and everyone that helps on this team.  We seem to be going well on the small tracks.  We’ll see what we can do tomorrow night.  The wreck at Huset’s definitely set us back, but this car worked well.”

The FVP National Sprint League competes at the Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin Saturday night, September 12!  For more information on the FVP National Sprint League, visit www.NationalSprintLeague.com!  

A main (started), 20 laps: 1. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI [1]; 2. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. [4]; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA [2]; 4. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA [3]; 5. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA [5]; 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO [7]; 7. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA [8]; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD [6]; 9. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO [9]; 10. 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE [12]; 11. 17w, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN [13]; 12. 47, Brant O'Banion, Norfolk, NE [10]; 13. 81, Toby Chapman, Panama, NE [11] DNS – 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE. Lap Leaders: Jeffrey 1-5, Balog 6-20. KSE Hard-charger: Madsen.





























Sept. 19
1. Dale Blaney 4827
2. Cody Darrah 4625
3. Chad Kemenah 4531
4. Greg Wilson 4528
5. Tim Shaffer 4403
6. S.Haudenschild 4396
7. Ryan Smith 4338
8. D. Holtgraver 3992
9. Travis Philo 3668
10. Danny Smith 3565
Ohio Speed Week
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

Sept. 26
1. Danny Lasoski 7901
2. Ian Madsen 7009
3. Tim Kaeding 6819
4. Bill Balog 6708
4. Terry McCarl 6708
6. Brian Brown 6486
7. Bryan Clauson 6475
8. Lynton Jeffrey 5938
9. Austin McCarl 4955
10. Brooke Tatnell 4878
1. Danny Lasoski 4577
2. J. Henderson 4203
3. Terry McCarl 3757
4. Ian Madsen 3622
5. Brian Brown 3469
6. Davey Heskin 3289
7. Dusty Zomer 3209
8. Lynton Jeffrey 3141
9. Brooke Tatnell 3062
10. B. Maeschen 2822 

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