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Danny Lasoski Sweeps the “Road to Knoxville”, Cashes in $10,000

by Bill Wright

Greenwood, NE, July 31, 2015 – Danny Lasoski led all 30 laps to complete a sweep of the two-night “Road to Knoxville” at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska on Friday.  Friday’s finale was worth $10,000 to the “Dude” aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2.  The win was also the Dover, Missouri pilot’s sixth with the FVP National Sprint League this season and gave him $15,000 in his two-night sweep on the 4/10-mile oval.

Lasoski drew the pole for the main event and shot out to an early lead over Bryan Clauson and Tim Kaeding.  With a lap completed, Paul Nienhiser slowed on the front stretch bringing the caution flag.  Lasoski led Clauson, Kaeding, Lynton Jeffrey and Terry McCarl back to green flag racing.

While Lasoski pulled away, Kaeding and Clauson battled for second, while Ian Madsen worked into the top five from the tenth starting spot.  Bryan Gossel spun with six laps in the books to bring another caution.  When the green fell, Lasoski pulled away, while Kaeding used the low groove to move by Clauson for second.  The pair battled for the spot for fifteen laps.

Back in the pack, Bill Balog moved into the top ten from the 20th starting spot by the halfway point.  A battle back in the pack saw him mixing it up with Mark Dobmeier, Brian Brown and Willie Croft.  Up front, Lasoski had built over a four second lead on Kaeding, who was receiving constant pressure from Clauson.

Disaster struck for Clauson with seven laps to go when his car went up in smoke.  The final caution of the race saw a dash to checkers.  Lasoski would pull away, ahead of Kaeding, Madsen, McCarl and Brooke Tatnell.  Jeffrey, Jamie Veal, Matt Juhl, Brown and Balog rounded out the top ten.  Lasoski set quick time, while Tasker Phillips, Brown and Tatnell won heat races.

“We have to thank that young man for drawing us the one pill,” said Lasoski in Victory Lane in reference to a young fan’s drawing of the pole position for him.  “Track position was key tonight.  The bottom was sticky and you had to stay there.  Lapped traffic was pretty tough.  Our team has confidence, but not an overabundance of it.  We know it takes a lot of luck.  When we roll into Knoxville, we’ve give it 100%.”

“They’ve been fast all year,” said Kaeding of the Big Game Motorsports team.  “To get a podium finish tonight was really exciting.  We’ve been consistently fast all year, but we’ve started in the back too much.  It’s been a rough couple of days finding out my grandpa has a month to live.  This goes out to him.”

“I had an awesome racecar,” said Madsen.  “I made some moves and was able to get through there early.  I knew TK was committed to the bottom on that last restart and tried to make some moves on the top.  I just couldn’t quite get it done.  It was still an awesome run for my team.”

The FVP National Sprint League heads to the $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa on Monday, August 10!!!  For more information on the FVP National Sprint League, visit www.NationalSprintLeague.com!

A main (started), 30 laps: 1. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO [1]; 2. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA [3]; 3. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. [10]; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA [5]; 5. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. [8]; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA [4]; 7. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. [7]; 8. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD [12]; 9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO [14]; 10. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI [20]; 11. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND [17]; 12. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA [11]; 13. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID [18]; 14. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA [15]; 15. 69, Michael Moore, Des Moines, IA [16]; 16. 6, Bryan Gossel, Windsor, CO [13]; 17. 41A, Andee Beierle, Bismarck, ND [19]; 18. 17w, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN [2]; 19. 4K, Thomas Jeffrey, Kelleyville, NSW, Aust. [9]; 20. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE [21]; 21. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA [22]; 22. 9, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL [6]. Lap Leader: Lasoski 1-30. KSE Hard-charger: Balog.
 
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Dale Blaney Crowned “King of Michigan” at Hartford Speedway

UNOH All Stars Visit Wilmot on Tonight

Hartford, Michigan (July 24th, 2015) - For the seventh time in 2015, Dale Blaney finds himself in UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane. Blaney, the current series point leader who now has 122 career victories with the UNOH All Stars, earned the “King of Michigan” title on Friday evening, July 24th at the Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan. The pilot of the familiar GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1 started the 25-lap main event from the pole position; eventually leading every lap of green flag competition. The defending UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titlist survived one caution and waves of pressure from former series champion Chad Kemenah to secure his $5,000 payday, as well as the Daido Engine Bearings contingency.

“Always feels great to get another one of these” said Blaney, “My guys work really hard and they give me a great car. They really make my job easy. Hopefully we can keep the weekend moving in the right direction and double up tomorrow night at Wilmot.”

Despite taking command on the initial start and leading every lap, Blaney would not go unchallenged. The Ohio native felt some pressure from Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah just before reaching the halfway point of the 25-lap program. Kemenah would attempt to drive underneath Blaney; showing ‘The Lowrider’ his nose wing in turns three and four on a few occasions. The only caution of the event would occur on lap-14 for a slowing Danny Smith. Blaney would resume the top spot after the caution and finish the main event without any interruptions.

“That yellow came out and calmed me down a little bit” said Blaney, “I could see Chad (Kemenah) was trying to get underneath me. That caution helped us out.”

Chad Kemenah, driver of the Hunter Racing, Seneca Energy Corp, Brilex, #10H, would hang on to finish second after starting on the outside of the front row. Dustin Daggett would rally one position during A-main competition and secure the last podium spot.

“We didn’t need that caution” said Chad Kemenah, “We were starting to get pretty good. We had a shot to get underneath Blaney. When that caution came out, we lost our momentum. I just want to thank my team and everyone involved. We’ve had our ups and downs this year but we’ll keep working hard and move forward.”

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition tonight at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin. The UNOH All Star travelers will join the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series during the Saturday night program; battling head-to-head for the $5,000 ‘Sprintacular’ payday. It will be the first Wilmot Raceway appearance by the UNOH All Stars in 2015, with eventual series champion Dale Blaney earning the victory during their last visit in 2014. To learn more, please visit the facility live on the web at www.wilmotraceway.com.

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2]; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett[4]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[6]; 5. 89-Cody Darrah[3]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[11]; 9. 9K-Kevin Thomas[9]; 10. 3G-James McFadden[12]; 11. 11R-Chase Ridenour[10]; 12. 4-Danny Smith[8]

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Dusty Zomer Dominant in First FVP National Sprint League Win at Jackson!

by Bill Wright

Jackson, MN, July 23, 2015 – Dusty Zomer became the sixth different winner in as many events for the FVP National Sprint League when he captured the feature victory at the Jackson Speedway in Minnesota Thursday night.  The Sioux Falls, South Dakota driver’s win during the Jackson County Fair race supported by Abdo, Eick & Meyers LLP was his first with the series, making Thursday the fourth straight NSL event with a new winner.

Zomer shot out immediately in the 25-lap main event ahead of pole-sitter, Lynton Jeffrey and Bryan Clauson.  The pilot of the Todd and Susan LaHaise #82 was a rocket and by lap five, had opened up almost a three second lead on Jeffrey.

On lap eight, Clauson used the low side of turn two to jet by Jeffrey for second.  Three laps later, Dakota Hendrickson slowed high in turn two to bring a caution flag.  Zomer led Clauson, Bill Balog who had captured third, Jeffey and Brian Brown back to green.

Zomer’s domination continued as he got back into lapped traffic.  Meanwhile, a battle emerged between Clauson, Balog and Danny Lasoski, who had taken over fourth.  That trio put on an entertaining battle for position.  One last caution came out with two laps to go for Logan Forler, who stopped in turn one.

Zomer was never threatened, pulling away for his first FVP National Sprint League win.  Clauson went to the cushion in one and two to try to make a bid for the lead.  Balog shot under him to claim second.  Following the lead trio were Lasoski and Jeffrey.  Ian Madsen, Craig Dollansky, Tim Kaeding, Mark Dobmeier and KSE hard-charger, Terry McCarl, rounded out the top ten.  Brown was running sixth on the final restart, but had a tire go down as he faded to twelfth.

Zomer set quick time over the field.  Madsen, Dobmeier and Tasker Phillips won heat races.  Sprint Car Racing on Facebook donated $50 to the third place car of Clauson.

“The car was really good,” said Zomer in Victory Lane.  “My hat’s off to my crew chief, Greg McCormick.  He gave me a great car.  He worked his butt off this week.  We missed a couple shows, but we wanted to come in here nice and strong.  We did that.  We’ve been so close to getting a win in this NSL deal.  It feels really good to get a win.  We wanted to get out front and build some speed…get out as far as possible.  I’m really happy for the team.  I can’t thank Todd and Susan LaHaise enough.  It’s a blast.  Hopefully, we can keep this momentum up.”

“Speedweek has been good to us,” said Balog, who also picked up a win Tuesday in Britt, Iowa.  “We’ve learned a lot in a short amount of time.  We saw we were close in hot laps to having the speed we needed.  It feels good to finish second.  We’re not really big track guys.”

“We kind of felt like we had one shot to win it and left the door open,” said Clauson of the last restart.  “We’re hungry for a win.  We’ve ran on the podium a few times here.  We ran pretty well.  We probably could have putted the bottom and ran second, but we wanted to go for the win.”

The FVP National Sprint League will compete at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota this Sunday, July 26.  For more information on the FVP National Sprint League, visit www.NationalSprintLeague.com!

A main (25 Laps): 1. Dusty Zomer, 2. Bill Balog, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Danny Lasoski, 5. Lynton Jeffrey, 6. Ian Madsen, 7. Craig Dollansky, 8. Tim Kaeding, 9. Mark Dobmeier, 10. Terry McCarl, 11. Matt Juhl, 12. Brian Brown, 13. Skylar Prochaska, 14. Travis Whitney, 15. Brooke Tatnell, 16. Tasker Phillips; 17. Austin Johnson, 18. Dylan Peterson, 19. Joe Riedel, 20. Austin McCarl, 21. Eric Schulz, 22. Logan Forler, 23. Jody Rosenboom, 24. Kaley Gharst, 25. Dakota Hendrickson,.

Lap Leader: Zomer 1-25.

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FVP National Sprint League Returns to Huset’s Speedway Sunday

Windom, MN (July 22, 2015) – The FVP National Sprint League returns to the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota this Sunday night, July 26!  In the series first visit, Danny Lasoski made himself eligible for the Deberg Concrete $25,000 Triple Crown Challenge!  With a Huset’s win of his own, Terry McCarl could put himself in line for a bonus that requires series wins at Knoxville Raceway, Huset’s Speedway and the Jackson Nationals finale on September 5 at the Jackson Speedway in Minnesota.

Lasoski comes into this week’s action with six straight podium finishes and enjoys a comfortable margin on top of the FVP National Sprint League standings.  McCarl is the all-time leading feature winner at Huset’s, and also has eight track titles to his credit.  Each have $5,000 wins at the 3/8-mile oval this season, McCarl’s having come in weekly action.

Other NSL members with wins at Huset’s this season expected to compete include Brandon’s own Dusty Zomer, who leads the track’s point standings, five-time Huset’s champion, Mark Dobmeier and two-time “King of California” Tim Kaeding.  Two-time Knoxville track champ, Brian Brown and defending Knoxville Raceway titlist Ian Madsen are also expected, as are two-time USAC sprint and midget champion Bryan Clauson, seven-time IRA champion and Britt, Iowa NSL winner Bill Balog, nine-time Australian World Series Sprintcars champion, Brooke Tatnell, Lynton Jeffrey, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Dakota Hendrickson, Tasker Phillips, Chris Martin, Ryan Bickett, Dylan Peterson, Joe Riedel and more!

Sunday will end a busy week for the FVP National Sprint League.  It began Tuesday at the Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa in a feature won by Balog.  The NSL moves on to the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines tonight and visits the Jackson Speedway and the Jackson County Fair in Minnesota Thursday night, July 23.

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 (Terry McCarl)

Saturday, August 29
Events at Huset’s Speedway (Driver must win at least one of these events)
Sunday, May 24 (Rain)
Friday, July 3 (Danny Lasoski)
Sunday, July 26

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

Tickets and Times
Tickets are just $25 for adults, $5 for juniors 8-14, and 7 and under are FREE!  Micro-sprints, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks are also on the card!  Race time is 7 p.m.!

Stay tuned to the FVP National Sprint League website at www.NationalSprintLeague.com, on Facebook, and @NSLSeries on Twitter for more information on Tuesday’s event.  For more information on the Huset’s Speedway, visit www.Husets-Speedway.com!  

2015 FVP National Sprint League Driver Point
1. Danny Lasoski 3271
2. Tim Kaeding 2835
3. Terry McCarl 2773
4. Ian Madsen 2763
5. Brian Brown 2676
6. Bill Balog 2673
7. Mark Dobmeier 2576
8. Bryan Clauson 2497
9. Brooke Tatnell 2389
10. Dusty Zomer 2337

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Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi leads hot King of the West point’s chase into the high-paying Peter Murphy Classic on Saturday

Peter Murphy tie-ins scattered among the top-3 in KWS standings

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – July 22, 2015…Eighteen-year-old Dominic Scelzi leads three-time USAC Silver Crown champion Bud Kaeding by just seven-points at the top of the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series standings heading into the second Peter Murphy Classic on Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Reserved grandstand seats for the Peter Murphy Classic on Saturday cost $20 with general admission bleacher tickets $18. To reserve your seat contact (559) 688-0909. The front gate will open at 4pm with racing expected to get underway around 7pm. The ticket booth will open at 1pm, with pit booth scheduled to open at 9am. Camping is available on the fairgrounds for those that want to bring RV’s, trailers or tents.

This Saturday night marks round 11 in the battle for the King of the West title and is the richest event all year for the series. The A-main will pay $11,000-to-win & $1000-to-start, among other incentives thanks to former KWS regular Peter Murphy, who hustled up lots of extra cash. Murphy will once again have a special victory podium made up with champagne to help celebrate the winners in style. It will surely be a victory lane party that fans want to stay for!

Chico’s Kyle Hirst comes into the race as the hottest driver on tour with KWS. The 27-year-old has won four main events already this season, including the past three. Hirst last year fought for the lead at the Peter Murphy Classic, until catching the wall and suffering a flat tire around the midway point. The two-time series champion has been on fire lately and would love to give owner’s Dennis & Teresa Roth a victory in their own backyard at the Murphy Classic. Roth Motorsports will also have ASCS National point leader Aaron Reutzel in a car. The Clute, TX wheel-man finished fifth in his KWS debut at the HK Classic two weeks ago.

The extremely close race for the King of the West championship continues at the Peter Murphy Classic. Fresno based Dominic Scelzi is back on top of the points after last week’s event in Placerville. The ironic twist is that Peter Murphy has acted as crew chief for Scelzi the last year & a half, making him one of the many sentimental favorites. Campbell’s Bud Kaeding sits just seven-markers back of Scelzi going into Saturday. Kaeding also drives the Williams Motorsports ZERO, which is the same car Murphy notably drove from late 1997-2002. Scelzi has one win so far this year, while Kaeding has two victories to his credit.

Lemoore’s Carson Macedo now finds himself third in the standings, 19-digits behind Scelzi. The 19-year-old first-year KWS regular also drives for Tarlton & Son Inc., who Murphy drove for to a number of Wingless wins in the mid-to-late 2000’s. The always smooth & consistent Bobby McMahan drove from 16th to eighth last week and has moved his way to fourth in points. The Elk Grove driver holds a six-point advantage over Hanford’s DJ Netto, who rounds out the top-five going into Saturday. The 19-year-old drove to a big victory during the most recent King of the West event in Tulare on May 16.

Thirteen-time series champion Brent Kaeding sits just five-markers out of the top-five and last year finished third at the Peter Murphy Classic. Fremont’s Shane Golobic is six-digits behind Kaeding going into Tulare. The defending Civil War champion finished second in May at the Thunderbowl and a win at the Murphy Classic would be huge for the 23-year-old. Three-time KWS titlist Jonathan Allard is eighth in the standings and last year captured victory at the event. The Chico driver is still searching for his first series win of 2015 and would love nothing more than to do it at the Murphy Classic. Gilroy youngster Jarrett Soares & Hirst complete the top-10 in points.

A stellar field is set to be on hand and will include past KWS champions Tyler Walker of Los Angeles & Jason Statler of Grass Valley, along with Sacramento’s Willie Croft, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Fresno’s Craig Stidham & Cory Eliason, Medford, Oregon’s Roger Crockett, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Coarsegold’s Scott Parker, Australian’s Shaun Dobson, Michael Cunningham & Clem Hoffmans, Tipton’s Mike Faria, Tulare’s Shawn Wright, Auburn’s Richard Brace Jr., Laton’s Geoffrey Strole, Atwater’s Sean Watts and more.

Saturday will also feature the Williams Roofing Royal Fan Pill Draw with an extra special incentive. 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 $2000 bonus! Special thanks to Williams Roofing Fremont, CA!

The Hard Charger Award on Saturday is named after the late Stephen Allard and will pay $1000 to the driver that improves their starting spot the most in the feature. Fast time is being sponsored by Williams Motorsports, as well as World of Outlaws driver Brad Sweet and stands at $600. A longest haul award will also be given out, which will pay $500. A bonus for the three highest finishing 360 Sprint Cars will be up for grabs and will go $400, $300 & $200.

The Dash during the night will also have a special twist thrown in. Rather than doing the standard eight car dash where all drivers compete for six laps, the night will see an Australian & New Zealand style Pole Shuffle thrown into the mix. The winner of the shuffle will be awarded with $500 courtesy of Hunt Magnetos.

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Balog Gives Them a Beating in Britt for First FVP National Sprint League Win

By Bill Wright

Britt, IA, July 21, 2015 – Bill Balog shook off the bad luck that has plagued him at times this season and recorded his first career feature victory with the FVP National Sprint League Tuesday night at the Hancock County Speedway near Britt, Iowa.  The “North Pole Nightmare” almost completed a sweep of the night’s events by setting quick time and winning the Dash, needing only a heat win for the sweep.  The Brookfield, Wisconsin driver earned $3,000 for his win.

Balog shot out early from his pole position in the 25-lap feature ahead of Ian Madsen and Brian Brown.  Tim Kaeding spun while running seventh with two laps in the books, bringing the first of three cautions in the event.  Balog used the bottom of the track to increase his lead when the green flag fell again.

With eight laps in the books, Madsen reeled the leader in by using the high side and pulled even with him down the back straightaway.  Balog was able to hold his lead in turns three and four, and went to the high side where Madsen was running.  He continued to build his lead.

On lap eleven, Danny Lasoski took third from Brown, who would spin while running fourth on lap 17.  The caution erased a 2.3 second lead for Balog, who led Madsen, Lasoski, Bryan Clauson and Terry McCarl back to green flag racing.

The seven-time IRA champion was a half lap from victory, when Dakota Hendrickson spun in turn one, setting up a green, white, checker finish.  Balog was unfazed, pulling away and winning ahead of Madsen and Lasoski, who earned his sixth straight podium finish.  Clauson, Terry McCarl, KSE Hard-charger Mark Dobmeier, Kaeding, Logan Forler, Brown and Brooke Tatnell completed the top ten.

Balog’s quick time lap was 14.537 seconds on the 4/10-mile banked oval.  Kaeding, Clauson and Terry McCarl won heat races, and Balog took the B.  Tasker Phillips and Austin McCarl tangled during their heat race, but both returned for the main event.

“This is awesome,” said Balog in Victory Lane.  “Something finally went our way.  We had a couple restarts, and I was worried about Ian getting me on the other end.  I have to thank Buesser Concrete.  We’re against some great competition out here this year, and they’ve stuck by me all these years.  We played our cards right tonight.”

“I tried everything I could,” added Madsen.  “We just got beat by the better team tonight.  Congratulations to him.  He’s done an awesome job lately, and is fast wherever he goes.  It was an awesome night for our team.  We’re really getting into a rhythm here with the Nehring Construction KCP Racing team.  I knew the top was coming in.  I probably showed that to Bill a bit.  We just got beat.  That’s all you can say.”

“They did a great job, both of them,” said Lasoski of Balog and Madsen.  “I was hoping they’d get to racing each other and leave a spot open.  They did a good job.  We did a great job running third.  We weren’t quite where we needed to be, but we’ll be back tomorrow.”

FVP National Sprint League “Fair Speedweek” rolls on Wednesday, July 22 at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, and then moves to Jackson Speedway in Minnesota on Thursday, July 23.  The NSL will finish this weekend at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday, July 26.  For more information on the FVP National Sprint League, visit www.NationalSprintLeague.com!

A main (25 Laps): 1. Bill Balog; 2. Ian Madsen; 3. Danny Lasoski; 4. Bryan Clauson; 5. Terry McCarl; 6. Mark Dobmeier; 7. Tim Kaeding; 8. Logan Forler; 9. Brian Brown; 10. Brooke Tatnell; 11. Kaley Gharst; 12. Lynton Jeffrey; 13. Austin Johnson; 14. Tasker Phillips; 15. Matt Juhl; 16. Dakota Hendrickson; 17.  Chris Martin; 18. Austin McCarl. DNS – Brandon Stevenson.

Lap Leader: Balog 1-25

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National Sprint League Headlines All Sprint Show at Jackson Thursday

Windom, MN (July 20, 2015) – If you are a fan of sprint cars or just a fan of good old racing at the fair, then Thursday night Jackson, Minnesota will be the place to be!  The National Sprint League will headline the night’s event during the Jackson County Fair.  The series makes its second appearance of the year at Jackson Speedway’s newly reconfigured half-mile oval in an event thanks to race partner, Abdo, Eick and Meyers!  360 sprint cars will also be on the card making for a special all sprint car show!

Two-time Jackson Nationals champion, Terry McCarl, scored a $10,000 win earlier this season in Jackson’s Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals.  The eight-time Huset’s Speedway champion has been hot as of late, also picking up a NSL win at the Knoxville Raceway on July 4.

Former World of Outlaws champion and four-time Knoxville Nationals winner Danny Lasoski leads the NSL point standings heading into the week.  Other NSL competitors include two-time “King of California” Tim Kaeding, two-time Knoxville track champion, Brian Brown, and defending Knoxville track champ Ian Madsen.

Other NSL members expected to be on hand include multi-time World of Outlaws winner and Minnesota native, Craig Dollansky, South Dakota’s Dusty Zomer, seven-time IRA champion, Bill Balog, five-time Huset’s track champ Mark Dobmeier, nine-time Australian World Series Sprintcars champion Brooke Tatnell, Minnesota’s Davey Heskin, Prairie City’s Lynton Jeffrey, Austin McCarl, Matt Juhl, Dakota Hendrickson, Tasker Phillips, Chris Martin and more!

Thursday will mark the third day of FVP National Sprint League “Fair Speedweek”.  It begins Tuesday at the Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa.  The NSL moves on to the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines on Wednesday, July 22.  The NSL will also make its second visit of the year to the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday, July 26.

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THE RETURN OF THE JERSEY RUSH TO NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 25

The roar of engines, the rush of adrenaline and the thrill of action fill New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday, August 25 as NAPA Auto Parts and Pioneer Pole Buildings present JERSEY RUSH V -- a double header event that will see the fastest cars on dirt, the 410 Sprint Cars and the mighty Modifieds, in a Small-Block/Big-Block challenge, compete at New Jersey’s D-shape half-mile clay oval.

For the past four years, JERSEY RUSH has become one of the most anticipated events of the racing season both on and off the track.

JERSEY RUSH offers a unique pre-race Meet & Greet where race fans are invited into the pit area from 5 to 6 PM.  Race fans are encouraged to come early, get an autograph from their favorite drivers and catch a glimpse of the high-speed equipment before it enters the night’s competition.  Coupled with a night full of fan interaction – contests, games, prizes and give-a-ways are a highlight of every attendees evening.

On the track, the action is fast and fierce.  With a possible winner’s share of $5,000 up for grabs in the 410 Sprint Car division and a $3,000 pot for the Modifieds – JERSEY RUSH plays host to some of the tightest, wheel-banging competition you’ll ever witness.   

In 2014, twenty-six year old Ryan Smith held off a hard late race charge from Lucas Wolfe to claim the $5,000 top-prize and his first career 410 Sprint Car victory.   Previous race winners include: JJ Grasso (2011 & 2013) and Daryn Pittman (2012).

The sprint cars will compete in time trials to determine qualifying event starting positions.  Top qualifiers from heat races will re-draw, along with the 3 fastest qualified cars based on time.  The B-Main will round out the 24 car field for the 30 lap A-Main.

While fresh faces have filled 410 Victory Lane for the Big-Block/Small-Block Modifieds two of New Jersey’s greatest have dominated JERSEY RUSH action.  Frenchtown, NJ’s Billy ‘The Kid’ Pauch and Neshanic, NJ’s Jimmy Horton have split the four previous JERSEY RUSH events– with Pauch winning in 2011, 2013 & 2014 and Horton claiming the 2012 event.  The Modifieds offer a unique event rules package where sail panels are permitted for the Small-Blocks while the Big-Blocks must conform to standard body rules.

Drivers are encouraged to pre-enter for this event.  Entry fee includes 3 Pit Passes (driver and 2 crew members), plus 3 EG Tire & Auto Center Pre-Race BBQ Tickets (4-5 PM) for the fee of $50.

General Admission ticket pricing for Tuesday, August 25 is $30 for Adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & under are FREE! Pit Admission pricing is $35 and no license is required.

Pit Gates open at 3:00 PM, Grandstand Gates open at 5:00 PM, Pre-Race Meet & Green is from 5-6 PM, Driver’s meeting is at 6:15, Hot Laps begin at 6:45 PM and Time Trials start at 7:30 PM

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Kyle Hirst holds off a charging Colby Copeland to win his third straight King of the West Sprint Car Series main event on Saturday at Placerville Speedway’s Bullring Nationals

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 18, 2015…Chico’s Kyle Hirst has been red hot since re-joining the Roth Motorsports team in mid-May and put together another tremendous performance on Saturday at the Bullring Nationals, racing to his third consecutive and fourth overall King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series victory of the year.

The win gave Hirst a season-sweep of the two KWS events at Placerville Speedway and tied the most victories he’s ever had in a single season with the series. It was also his 15th career King of the West triumph, which ties him with former series champion Tim Green for fifth on the all-time win list.

“We’ve been on a roll lately and I just kept focusing on hitting my marks on all the restarts, as well as late in the race,” commented the two-time King of the West champion. “I can’t thank Dennis & Teresa Roth enough for the opportunity to drive this car. I definitely hope to keep doing it for years to come. I also want to thank all the fans for coming tonight. You guys packed the house and that’s what we love to see. Hopefully we can continue this momentum at the Peter Murphy Classic next week. There’s lot of money on the line at the Murphy and it’s a race that all of us want to win.”

The field came to the line with KWS point leader going into the night, Carson Macedo of Lemoore on the pole, with Hirst to his outside. The always challenging & tight confines of Placerville Speedway certainly made things interesting as always and when the green lights came on, it was Hirst charging out to the lead. He soon had company in the form of Fremont’s Shane Golobic, who was in search of his first Placerville KWS win. The two drivers battled for the lead, before Golobic was able to slice to his inside for the top-spot. It didn’t last long however, as contact with the infield tire left him without steering on lap-nine.

With Golobic slowing down the front stretch, Macedo had nowhere to go and the two came together creating a caution period. Both drivers looked to be challengers for the victory before the incident. Golobic would go on to have another issue on lap 24, ending his night, while Macedo got upside down just before the checkered flag in turn four on the final lap, resulting in a 17th place finish. The surface got slicker & slicker as the race went on, but Hirst was able to hold the field at bay, despite a lot of moving & shaking going on behind him. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg at times looked like he would challenge Hirst for the win, but was never able to find a way by the fast moving 27-year-old.

The fight for second through seventh was an entertaining one and anybody’s race over the final half of the feature. Roseville’s Colby Copeland continued his strong efforts as of late and made some fantastic moves on restarts to pick cars off. Copeland ran high & low moving his way forward and gave a hard run after Hirst on a restart with three-laps to go. Any slip up by Hirst and Copeland would have gobbled up the lead. That never happened however, and Hirst took the Ed Entz checkered flag by 0.770 seconds over Copeland for the win. In four of the last five King of the West races Hirst has earned three wins and a runner up aboard the Dennis & Teresa Roth owned No. 83jr.

Copeland’s runner up finish was a career best with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series at the helm of his Bianchi Farms/ Van Lare Steering Repair No. 5v mount. The previous week in Watsonville he had earned his first series podium by finishing third. Copeland is one of the drivers in California that has blossomed in 2015 and has certainly gained strength with the year going on. Forsberg fell back some spots late in the going, but in typical “Mr. Excitement” fashion was able to fight his way back forward to round out the podium in the PT Shocks/ Pit Stop USA No. 7c machine. It was Forsberg’s first KWS podium at Placerville in many years and he was fun to watch as always.

Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi finished fourth and in doing so has re-taken the King of the West point lead going into next weekend’s Peter Murphy Classic. The 18-year-old finished fourth in both of the Placerville visits this year. Campbell’s Bud Kaeding completed the top-five and now sits just seven-points behind Scelzi for the top spot in the standings. Kaeding this year is in search of his first KWS title. Placerville’s Andy Gregg showed speed all race long and tallied a sixth place finish at the conclusion. It was nice to have the former KWS regular as part of the field for the first time in 2015.

Los Angeles, CA’s Tyler Walker also spent time dicing it up among the top-five, before finishing seventh at the conclusion. Sixteenth starter Bobby McMahan of Elk Grove came home eighth, Coarsegold’s Scott Parker had a great run in ninth and Campbell’s Brent Kaeding earned the KSE Hard Charger Award coming from 20th to 10th. Full results will be available at www.racepmg.com

Bobby McMahan won the night’s 12-lap B-main, while Carson Macedo captured the six-lap dash. The four 10-lap heat races were won by Shane Golobic, Kyle Hirst, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler and Andy Forsberg. Carson Macedo kicked-off the night by setting his first fast time of the season with a lap of 10.471 around the quarter-mile. A field of 28-cars was on hand at the Placerville Speedway.

The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is now geared up to invade the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway next Saturday July 25 for the second annual Peter Murphy Classic. The huge night of racing & entertainment is paying $11,000-to-win & $1000-to-start the KWS main event. The USAC West Coast 360 Sprints will also be on hand to make for a can’t miss night of Winged & Wingless Sprint Car racing. Camping is available on the fairgrounds for those that want to bring RV’s, trailers or tents.

Reserved grandstand seats for the Peter Murphy Classic cost just $20 with general admission bleacher tickets only $18. To reserve your seat contact (559) 688-0909. The front gate will open at 4pm with racing expected to get underway around 7pm. Make plans to arrive early, as extra money on the line in qualifying is sure to make it one of the best sessions of the year for both classes.

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Miley, Williamson and Lynch all return to Victory Lane at Lernerville

Sarver, PA (July 17, 2015) Another capacity crowd turned out for Holiday Races with Fireworks on #1 Cochran Fan Appeciation Night and were treated to a fast-paced, action-packed night of Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas.  Jared Miley passed #1 Cochran Late Model pilot Mike Pegher Jr. and scored his first feature win of 2015 in the Precise Late Models; recall that he won a Rush Late Model race earlier in the season.  Mat Williamson and Ed Lynch Jr. each scored their third feature wins of the season in the Diehl Mods and Peoples TWP Sprints respectively.  After another thrilling display of pyrotechnics and fireworks by Legendary Entertainment, Joe Kelley made history by reaching the 50-win milestone over Budweiser Points Leader Corey McPherson in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Sportsman.  After the race and at the time of this release, Corey McPherson’s GM Performance 604 Crate Engine is being torn down by Rush Pro Stock Tech Inspectors and his own crew.  Results of that inspection will be published at a later time.

7.17.15
DIRTcar 410 Sprints Feature: (25 Laps)
1.      (2L) Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo
2.      (2) AJ Flick, Apollo
3.      (33) Brent Matus, Wampum
4.      (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum
5.      (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver
6.      (7) Eric Williams, Kinsmen, OH
7.      (23jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH
8.      (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City
9.      (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City
10.  (16) Jimmy Morris, Fowler, OH
11.  (C1) Clay Riney, Wellsburg, WV
12.  (23) Jimmy Light, W. Springfield
13.  (77) Darren Mollenoyux, Australia    
14.  (5) Sye Lynch, Apollo
15.  (4W) Eric L. Williams, N. Waterford
16.  (27M) Zach Morrow, Mars
17.  (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot
18.  (76) Davey Jones, Baden
19.  (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton

DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)
1.      (H1) Jared Miley, South Park
2.      (4T8) John Flinner, Zelienople
3.      (1C) Mike Pegher Jr., Wexford
4.      (72) Michael Norris, Sarver
5.      (111) Matt Lux, Franklin
6.      (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver
7.      (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg
8.      (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park
9.      (88) Chuck Sarver, West Sunburry
10.  (27X) Sam Eichelberger, Level Green
11.  (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars
12.  (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport         
13.  (J4) John Garvin Jr., Sarver

DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds Feature: (25 Laps)
1.      (6M) Mat Williamson, St. Catharines, ONT
2.      (65) Rex King Sr., Bristolville, OH
3.      (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler
4.      (45) Steve Feder, Butler
5.      (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk
6.      (21R) Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, NY
7.      (28) Tom Winkle, Mars
8.      (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH
9.      (13) Rick Regalski, Slippery Rock
10.  (6) Carl Murdick, Butler
11.  (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler
12.  (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver
13.  (47) Terry Young, Butler
14.  (3K) Shawn Kozar, Renfrew
15.  (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City
16.  (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg
17.  (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian
18.  DNS (96) Mike Turner, Herman

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KINGS ROYAL SITE OF NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM AUCTION

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 16, 2015) – National Sprint Car Museum special events coordinator Mike Noftsger and board member Mike Husted are headed to the World of Outlaws-sanctioned Kings Royal championship this weekend at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the annual museum-benefit auction.  The duo, fresh off their trip to Skagit Speedway for the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup and the auction there, will coordinate the live auction in Eldora’s Fan Zone in the Multi-Purpose Building on Saturday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m.

Said Mike Noftsger today, “We can’t thank Larry Boos, Roger Slack and Tony Stewart enough for their support of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum all year long, but especially during their Kings Royal weekend, July 17-18.  The auction features unique items autographed by Tony Stewart, the late Tommy Hinnershitz, A.J. Foyt, Steve Kinser, Joe Leonard, Doug Wolfgang, Mario Andretti, Sammy Swindell, Jeff Gordon, Rick Ferkel, the late Gary Bettenhausen, Brad Doty, Johnny Rutherford, Donny Schatz, Kenny Schrader, Al Unser, Bill Elliott and many, many others.  We also look forward to announcing our new, state-of-the-art GF1-Ti22/Shaver Specialty Racing Engines sprint car number 11 raffle car at this year’s Kings Royal event.”

Raffle tickets can be purchased during the Kings Royal weekend, by visiting the museum in Knoxville, Iowa, or by calling the non-profit museum at 1-800-874-4488.  Those seeking more information on the unique museum-benefit raffle items can visit the http://www.sprintcarhof.com/Pages/SpecialEvents web site.

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FVP National Sprint League Fair Speedweek Kicks Off in Britt Tuesday

Windom, MN (July 16, 2015) – The FVP National Sprint League has a busy week in store, and it all begins Tuesday, July 21 at the Hancock County Speedway southeast of Britt, Iowa.  The NSL will provide a perfect opening to not only NSL Fair Speedweek, but the Hancock County District Fair as well, as 900 horsepower 410 c.i. engine sprint cars will return to the 4/10-mile oval for the first time since 2008!

It was nine-time Australian World Series Sprintcars champion, Brooke Tatnell who stood atop the podium in an IRA event in 2008 in Britt.  The Knoxville Raceway track record holder is expected to be in attendance again on Tuesday.

Joining Brooke will be some of the best sprint car drivers from across the country and around the world!  Four-time Knoxville Nationals champion, Danny Lasoski of Dover, Missouri leads the NSL point standings heading into Fair Speedweek.  Two-time “King of California” Tim Kaeding, seven-time Knoxville Raceway track champion, Terry McCarl, Charlotte World Finals winner Brian Brown and defending Knoxville Raceway track champion, Ian Madsen from Australia are also anticipated.

Others to expect include South Dakota’s Dusty Zomer, seven-time IRA champion Bill Balog, five-time Huset’s Speedway champion, Mark Dobmeier, two-time USAC champion and Indy 500 driver Bryan Clauson, Minnesota’s Davey Heskin, Australia’s Lynton Jeffrey and many more!

FVP National Sprint League “Fair Speedweek” continues Wednesday, July 22 at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines before moving on to the Jackson County Fair and the Jackson Speedway in Minnesota on Thursday, July 23.  The NSL will also make its second visit of the year to the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday, July 26.

The Hancock County District Fair has a plethora of activities planned, including its kickoff parade in downtown Britt Tuesday at 5 p.m.  For a complete list of activities at the weeklong fair, visit www.HancockCountyFair.com!

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth 5-12, and 4 and under are FREE!  Pit passes will be $25.  The grandstands open at 5 p.m.  Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with qualifying and racing to follow!  Sport Mods are also on the card!

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Save on Tickets for $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge at Casey’s General Stores

Windom, MN (July 14, 2015) – Fans can save on their infield tickets to the 20th Annual Casey’s General Stores Front Row Challenge presented by Sea Foam Motor Treatment and Searsboro Telephone Company by visiting their local Casey’s in central Iowa.  In addition, fans who pre-order their grandstand tickets through the ticket office will save $5!  The $20,000 to win event is Monday, August 10 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, and it will be sanctioned by the FVP National Sprint League.

Fans in central Iowa can visit their Casey’s General Store today in Oskaloosa, Pella and Knoxville to save $5 on their infield party pass!  Those tickets can be purchased for $20 (they will be $25 on the day of the show).

In addition, fans wanting grandstand seating can order their tickets by calling 515 957-0020 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Those tickets can be purchased for just $25 (they will be $30 on the day of the show).

The 20th Anniversary of the Front Row Challenge is sure to be the biggest in the rich history of the event.  A number of driver incentives and fan giveaways are planned!  Frisbees will be thrown to the crowd before heat races.  Fans who catch them with heat winning drivers will win a television courtesy of Sea Foam Motor Treatment!

The event will again include the Keith Hutton/TK Concrete “King of the Hill” Match Race determining the race’s pole-sitter!  The race is also known for its contingencies, awarded to all heat winners, B winner and various other promotions throughout the night.

For tickets, call 515 957-0020 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

For more information on the Front Row Challenge, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

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Bullring Nationals at Placerville Speedway up next for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series this Saturday at Placerville Speedway

Just seven-points separate the top-three in the KWS standings

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 14, 2015…Lemoore’s Carson Macedo will lead a hot & heavy King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series point battle into the always action packed Placerville Speedway this Saturday night July 18.

The Placerville Speedway is located just 40 minutes from the capital city of Sacramento and marks round number 10 on the season for the King of the West Sprint Car Series. It continues one of the busiest stretches of the year for the tour and will be the final KWS 410 appearance this season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds facility.

The Bullring Nationals had been held in 2011 & ’12 as an ASCS sanctioned event, with the winners being Wayne Johnson and Princeton’s Mason Moore. The event name is being revived in 2015 with many of the top Winged 410 Sprint Car drivers in California invading the tight confines of Placerville Speedway this Saturday night.

“The fans at Placerville are always great and really get into the racing,” said John Prentice of Prentice Motorsports Group. “They all have their local favorites and it’s a lot of fun to see so many people that have a passion for Sprint Car racing. The track itself is as action filled as it gets. Any time you are turning low 10-second laps you know it’s going to be wild. We’re looking forward to Saturday night and continuing the great season we have had. The competition has been stellar with the King of the West Series.”

Two-time King of the West 410 champion Kyle Hirst scored victory at Placerville Speedway with the series earlier this year and has captured the two most recent KWS events in Calistoga & Watsonville. The Chico, CA driver also picked up a King of the West triumph at the red clay bullring in 2013 aboard the Dennis & Teresa Roth owned Sprinter.

“Placerville Speedway is always one of my favorite places to race at and I can’t wait for this weekend,” said Hirst. “When it gets slick & has that big cushion up top to lean on there aren’t many places more fun to drive a Sprint Car at. Hopefully on Saturday we can park this Roth Motorsports 83jr on the front stretch again and continue the momentum we’ve built up. It’s been a great season so far and I’d love nothing more than to sweep both KWS races at Pville.”

Following a fourth place finish at last week’s HK Classic, Carson Macedo now finds himself out front of the KWS standings by just five-points over Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi & seven-markers over Campbell’s Bud Kaeding. Despite still searching for his first win Macedo has earned six top-five finishes this season with the series, including a podium effort in April at Placerville. The 19-year-old driver is currently in his first full-time campaign with the King of the West Sprint Car Series.

Scelzi looked to be in for a good point night last week until engine issues late in the going knocked him out of the feature. The 18-year-old will look to put that behind him at Placerville on Saturday, a track he finished fourth at in April. Bud Kaeding had a methodical charge last week from 15th to seventh and is gunning for a strong night in Placerville to close in further. Placerville Speedway however, is one of the few tracks Kaeding has yet to win at in his King of the West career.

The point battle hasn’t just heated up at the front of the standings, as the drivers ranking fourth through seventh are separated by only 10-markers. Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan, Hanford’s DJ Netto & Campbell’s Brent Kaeding are all tightly bunched going into the high-banks on Saturday. Golobic, McMahan & Kaeding all have numerous wins in their career at the track, while Netto will be searching for his first.

Multiple-time Placerville winner & three-time series champ Jonathan Allard of Chico, Gilroy’s Jarrett Soares & Mitchell Faccinto of Hanford round out the top-10 in the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series standings coming into Saturday. Allard has gained strength with the season going on and is poised to break into KWS victory lane soon.

Los Angeles wheel-man Tyler Walker has tallied four podium finishes in five KWS starts this year going into Saturday. T-Dub & crew chief Lee Lindgren claimed two wins at the red clay during their championship year in 2009 and look to break into victory lane this weekend. Walker’s record setting ninth King of the West Series win in ’09 also came at Placerville Speedway, which capped his title run.

More drivers expected Saturday for the Bullring Nationals include past series champion Jason Statler of Grass Valley, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Sacramento’s Willie Croft, Fresno’s Craig Stidham, Placerville’s Andy Gregg, Auburn’s Richard Brace Jr., Coarsegold’s Scott Parker and others.

Adult tickets on Saturday will cost $22, seniors 62 & over will be $15, juniors 12-15 will be $15 and children 6-11 will be $6. All seating is general admission during the night. The pit gate at Placerville Speedway on Saturday opens at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 5pm and racing anticipated to begin around 7pm. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the grandstands always pack in at the Placerville bullring.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. There is a wonderful grass area to tailgate on and hang out at prior to the races. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more on Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

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

Be sure to like the KWS Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/kingofthewestsprints and become a member of our Twitter community at https://twitter.com/KwsSprintRacing for all the latest breaking news regarding the series

Upcoming KWS events

Saturday July 18: Placerville Speedway (Bullring Nationals)
Saturday July 25: Thunderbowl Raceway (2nd annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday August 1: Stockton Dirt Track
Saturday September 19: Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds

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FVP National Sprint League News and Notes from Park Jefferson

Windom, MN (July 13, 2015) – It was the first time 410 sprint cars had raced at Park Jefferson International Speedway since 2000, and the packed house enjoyed every minute of it last Friday night!  The FVP National Sprint League brought some great action for some great fans.  At the end of the night, there would be a new winner in Victory Lane!

“Dynamite” Blast – After the NSL race at Huset’s Speedway on July 3, fans of Mark Dobmeier were left wondering what could have been.  Mark got upside down after taking over second place early in the feature.  On Friday night, he was fast in the Dash on the cushion, and carried that over to the feature.  He took advantage of a restart in getting by Dusty Zomer late in the going to take his first career NSL feature.  He celebrated with some donuts in the infield!

A Bad Night to be Austin – It was a bad night to be named Austin.  Pleasant Hill, Iowa’s Austin Johnson earned the Bell Helmets “Hard Luck Award” by blowing his newly freshened motor in hot laps.  Austin McCarl’s power plant went up in a ball of flames in his heat.  Both were done for the night, but look for them to be back at the series next stop in Britt, Iowa on July 21.

Zomer was Zooming – Dusty Zomer shot out with the feature lead from the start after winning the Dash.  The Sioux Falls driver led for sixteen laps before the caution flew.  That erased a huge lead and gave Dobmeier the opportunity to slide in front of him in turn two.  Dusty would hold on for second, where he has finished in two of the last three events.  The #82 team seems like the odds on favorite to get a win soon.

720 Degrees – Earlier this season, Terry McCarl spun 360 degrees and kept rolling at 34 Raceway in Burlington for a podium finish.  Friday night, it was Danny Lasoski’s turn.  “The Dude” made contact with Dobmeier, spinning him around not once, but twice.  He stayed on the gas, and maintained his third running position to the checkers.  He’ll enter NSL Fair Speedweek with a 383 point advantage over Tim Kaeding, who earned his series high fourth KSE Hard-charger Award, driving from fourteenth to sixth.

LA Dodger Crowd – Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers are known for their late arriving crowds.  The same was true at Park Jefferson.  At 6:00 p.m., you could have had any seat in the house, but an hour later, fans were streaming in and packing the place.  It was good to see on a track that seems to be made for sprint cars.

A Trip Over the Top – Bill Balog looked extremely strong in the Dash, and was vying for a top three finish when he got into turn three a little hot, and got over the berm.  That resulted in an eighth place finish.  Had he started the feature in the first two rows, he had the car to be a definite contender.  As it was, he surged from eighth to fourth.  Though the season is not even half over, the Brookfield, Wisconsin driver is embattled with four other drivers (Brian Brown, Ian Madsen, Zomer and Dobmeier) where only 120 points separate fourth from eighth in the standings.

Fuel Overfloweth – Terry McCarl dealt with a fuel leak for 30 laps in the feature.  After taking the checkers, he pulled in near the Med-Star Rescue Team to be on the safe side.  When he exited he had a shoe full of fuel and a soaked driver’s suit.  He would finish eighth.

Another Madsen Top Five – Quietly, Ian Madsen claimed his third straight top five finish.  After a bit of a slow start, the St. Mary’s, New South Wales native has climbed to a tie for fourth with Brian Brown in the point standings.  With four races from July 21-26 expect a lot of movement in the standings!

FVP National Sprint League “Fair Speedweek” is up next!  It will begin at the Hancock County Fair on Tuesday, July 21 at the Hancock County Speedway bullring in Britt, Iowa.  On Wednesday, July 22, the series heads to the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, and then on to Jackson Speedway in Minnesota and the Jackson County Fair on Thursday, July 23.  The NSL will finish that weekend at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday, July 26.  For more information on the FVP National Sprint League, visit www.NationalSprintLeague.com!

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Dan Kuriger and Mat Williamson win their second features of 2015

Sarver, PA (July 10, 2015)  You could actually see blue skies tonight at Lernerville Speedway after battling rain for more than a month trying to get races in.  Dan Kuriger started the night off by winning his second Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprint feature of the season in a high speed chase through lapped traffic and then held off All Star Andrew Palker on an open track during a handful of late race restarts.  The Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model feature was exciting, but for most of the wrong reasons; a lot of carnage suffered by a lot of cars.  After mid-race contact with leader Mike Pegher Jr., John Flinner was never again seriously challenged en route to his 42nd career Late Model feature win; his first since winning the now defunct All Star Late Model feature in April of 2011.  Mat Williamson used a late race pass to steal a Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds win away from Jeremiah Shingledecker who looked stout leading 23 laps before settling for second.  The night came to a close with Wayne Carbo in Victory Lane for the first time since August 2011, after a hard fought battle with Mike Miller in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman.  Next Friday, July 17 is our rescheduled Holiday Races with Fireworks on #1 Cochran Fan Appreciation Night!

7.10.15

410 Sprints Feature: (25 Laps)
1.   (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton
2.   (57X) Andrew Palker, Lodi, OH
3.   (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum
4.   (2L) Ed Lynch Jr, Apollo
5.   (7) Eric Williams, Kinsmen, OH
6.   (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH
7.   (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City
8.   (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown
9.   (33) Brent Matus, Wampum
10. (8) Rod George, Kittanning
11. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg
12. (5) Sye Lynch, Apollo
13. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City
14. (16M) Jimmy Morris, Fowler, OH
15. (G1) Mike Miller, Chicora
16. (4W) Eric L Williams, N. Waterford
17. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot
18. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo
19. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver
20. (91) Bobby Siegel, Saxonburg

DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)
1.      (4T8) John Flinner, Zelienople
2.      (111) Matt Lux, Franklin
3.      (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg
4.      (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park
5.      (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport
6.      (J4) John Garvin Jr., Sarver
7.      (88) Chuck Sarver, West Sunburry
8.      (27X) Sam Eichelberger, Level Green
9.      (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars
10.  (66) Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights
11.  (91) Tommy Beck, Jeannette
12.  (84) Andrew Wylie, Saltsburg
13.  (75) Colton Flinner, Pittsburgh
14.  (1C) Mike Pegher Jr, Wexford
15.  (72) Michael Norris, Sarver
16.  (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver

DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds Feature: (25 Laps)
1.      (6M) Mat Williamson, St. Catharines ONT
2.      (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk
3.      (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg
4.      (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian
5.      (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler
6.      (45) Steve Feder, Butler
7.      (28) Tom Winkle, Mars
8.      (65) Rex King Sr., Bristolville, OH
9.      (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City
10.  (13) Rick Regalski, Slippery Rock
11.  (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler
12.  (6) Carl Murdick, Butler
13.  (27R) Dave Reges, Butler
14.  (3K) Shawn Kozar, Renfrew
15.  (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver
16.  (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH
17.  (96) Mike Turner, Herman

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Lou Blaney Memorial Up Next for UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

Three Different Winners Crowned During Independence Day Weekend

Indianapolis, IN (July 8th, 2015) - After racing three consecutive events in two different states during the recent Independence Day weekend, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will now turn their attention towards a much less hectic weekend in eastern Ohio. The stars and cars of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will trek back across the ‘Buckeye State’ and visit the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio on Saturday evening, July 11th. The 7th annual ‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ in on tap at the state-of-the-art facility with a top prize equaling $10,000.

“We are honored to be a part of the ‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ in 2015” said UNOH All Star series owner Tony Stewart, “Lou Blaney is considered by most as one of the greats of grassroots racing and to have the opportunity to honor his life and racing achievements through our series is very special.”

The UNOH All Stars made a recent visit to the 3/8 - mile oval on Tuesday, June 23rd during round five of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Dale Blaney, the ‘Hometown Hero’ from Hartford, Ohio, earned the $5,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory; his sixth career Sharon Speedway victory lane appearance with the traveling series. ‘The Lowrider,’ piloting the familiar GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, # 1, will lead the UNOH All Stars into competition on July 11th not only as the most recent winner at Sharon Speedway, but also as the current series points leader.

Cody Darrah, driver of the J&K Salvage # 89, will move into the one-day Sharon Speedway event second in the current UNOH All Star championship standings. Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah, will enter the upcoming weekend third in the championship chase on the strength of one victory, nine top-five and 17 top-ten finishes. Recent Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion Greg Wilson will enter the ‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ event fourth in the series standings, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild, a two time winner in 2015.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions recently wrapped up a three-race swing during the Fourth of July weekend; entering action at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania and at the recently reopened Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio. The series welcomed three different drivers to the top of the podium during their holiday swing, including two repeat winners and one new winner for 2015.  

The regional travelers kicked off their holiday weekend on Friday night, July 3rd at the Mercer Raceway Park. Lee Jacobs came home the victor at the Mercer bullring; holding off former UNOH All Star champion Chad Kemenah and western Pennsylvania veteran Rod George. It was Jacobs’ first UNOH All Star win of the 2015 season and now sits 14th in the championship chase despite a limited schedule with the traveling series.

Ryan Smith, a ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ representative who now follows the UNOH All Star tour full-time in 2015, earned the Mercer Raceway Park victory on Saturday night, July 4th. It was Smith’s second series victory of 2015 and his first since conquering action at Attica Raceway Park during the opening points night of the season. ‘The Kunkletown Kid’ out of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania held off defending series champion Dale Blaney and fellow Pennsylvania native Cody Darrah for the $5,000 triumph.

The holiday weekend came to a conclusion at the Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio. For the first time since 2010, a UNOH All Star main event winner was crowned; this time Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah was the check holder. It was Darrah’s second UNOH All Star victory of 2015. The former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series ‘Rookie of the Year’ earned $5,000 for his 30-lap main event win. Darrah would lead ‘hard charging’ Sheldon Haudenschild, who rallied 17 positions to finish second, and Chad Kemenah at the checkers.

Gates are scheduled to open at noon on Saturday, July 11th at Sharon Speedway with activities for the fans to follow. To learn more about the upcoming program, please visit Sharon Speedway live on the web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

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FVP National Sprint League Event at Crawford County Speedway Canceled!

Windom, MN (July 6, 2015) – The FVP National Sprint League regrets to report that the event on Friday, July 24 at the Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa has been canceled by the Crawford County Fair board.  The NSL would like to apologize to the fans and teams who were looking forward to this race.

We will still be running four events that week at four outstanding venues.  On Tuesday, July 21 we'll be at the Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa.  On Wednesday, July 22, it's on to the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, on Thursday, July 23, we'll be at the Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minnesota, and on Sunday, July 26, we'll be at Huset's Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota.

We are evaluating several options at this time to add a make-up race for the loss of Crawford County.  

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Ocean Sprints vs. Civil War Series event opens the 5th annual Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway this Friday July 10

Stout field set to invade the quarter-mile to kick-off the big weekend

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 6, 2015…After a couple weeks of being idle the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to action in a big way this Friday night to help kick-off the fifth annual Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway. The special showcase also features the traveling Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, making for a huge night of Winged 360 Sprint Car racing at the quarter-mile.

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

Tickets for Friday night’s Civil War 360 Series vs Ocean Sprints event will be $20 for adults, $15 for kids 6-12, children five & under free. The front gate will open at 4pm with hot laps at 5:45pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm. Tickets for Saturday’s King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints event will be $25 for adults, $15 for kids 6-12, children five & under free. Everything on Saturday starts an hour earlier. Front gate opens at 3pm on Saturday, with pit booth opening around noon.

Over the years at Ocean Speedway the Ocean Sprints vs Civil War Series events have been must see outings, with large and deep fields on hand each time. Watsonville’s own Justin Sanders sits atop the standings with both groups and leads the pack into the big night on Friday. So far this year he has claimed four wins with the Ocean Sprints, but is still in search of his first with Civil War. Competing at his home track may be just what the doctor ordered for that to happen. Overall this year Sanders has captured eight main event victories.

Stockton’s Brad Furr is the defending Friday night winner of the HK Classic and goes into this week ranking second in the Ocean Sprints standings. Furr has claimed one victory thus far in 2015. Fremont’s Shane Golobic has missed one event so far this season, but still sits third in points and has been one of the hottest drivers as of late. The reigning Ocean Sprints & Civil War Series champion has two wins in Watsonville this year and one with Civil War. Salinas brother’s Jeremy & Jason Chisum round out the top-five going into Friday night.

More Ocean Sprints drivers expected to be on hand will include Easton’s Tommy Tarlton, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Morgan Hills Nicholas & Nick Ringo Jr, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, Tracy’s Austin Liggett, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Gilroy’s Ken Frendburg, Fremont’s Anthony Espinosa, Fresno’s Anthony Simone and others.

A full field of Civil War & King of the West Series regulars are expected to tackle the Ocean Speedway as well on Friday, including Pombo/Sargent Classic winner DJ Netto of Hanford, Campbell’s Bud & Brent Kaeding, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Chico’s Jonathan Allard & Kyle Hirst, Sebastopol’s Bradley Terrell, Lemoore’s Carson Macedo, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler, British Columbia’s Robbie Price, Fresno’s Craig Stidham, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Coarsegold’s Scott Parker and more.

The week 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. Tickets for the weekend will be on sale at the car show for fans to avoid lines come race day.

There will be a delicious 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 good cause. High Five at the Plex is located at 800 Embedded Way in San Jose, CA 95138.

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. 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 Post Race Party & Luncheon will both be held in the Big White Tent off turn four.

The HK Classic luncheon hosted by Catering by 5 on Saturday at the track will feature an excellent lunch for a $20 donation to the NARC 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.

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.

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, Flowmaster 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 July 10: (Howard Kaeding Classic Night One) Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series vs Ocean Sprints
Saturday July 11: (Howard Kaeding Classic Night Two) King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series & Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series
Friday July 18: Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo (Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race)
Friday July 25: Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo (Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race)

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FVP National Sprint League Notes from the Weekend at Huset’s and Knoxville

Windom, MN (July 6, 2015) – Large crowds at Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota and Knoxville Raceway in Iowa came out to the see the FVP National Sprint League over Independence Day weekend.  It was a couple of veterans who provided the fireworks for race fans, as Danny Lasoski and Terry McCarl picked up wins.  Following are some notes from the weekend…

Dude vs. TMAC – At Knoxville on Saturday, fans were treated to the rivalry of two veterans who have been racing there off and on since the 1980’s.  The assembled throng seemed evenly divided rooting for their favorite, whether it was Danny Lasoski or Terry McCarl.  In the end, McCarl was able to hold everyone off for his second NSL win of the year.  The Altoona, Iowa driver was emotional in Victory Lane and quick to thank his team and the fans for their support since he fractured a vertebrae in his back in early May.  Lasoski got the best of the field on Friday at Huset’s, leading all 35 laps on a fast track.  That was his fourth NSL victory of the season, which leads all competitors.

DeBerg Concrete Challengers – Lasoski’s win at Huset’s means he’s eligible to earn the DeBerg Concrete $25,000 Triple Crown Challenge bonus.  With NSL wins at Knoxville and Huset’s, all that remains for “Dude” is a win at the Jackson Nationals finale in Minnesota on September 5.  McCarl’s win at Knoxville made the July 26 stop at Huset’s Speedway big for him.  It is the only other event at Huset’s before the Jackson Nationals on September 5, meaning he must win that night to be eligible.  Of course, another driver could win at Huset’s on July 26 and at the one remaining Knoxville date on August 29 and still be eligible.  Got all that?  Good.

Second Opinion for Brown – Brian Brown had a large mud clod enter his cockpit Saturday night.  The impact not only hit the outside of his arm, but was blunt enough to open a quarter size hole on the inside of his arm as well.  After getting the blood stopped, he was taken to the hospital and X-rays were negative for a break.  He will get a second opinion from his doctor in Missouri this morning.  We wish Brian a speedy recovery!

Hero to Zero to Hero – Mark Dobmeier had an up and down weekend with the NSL.  After taking second early in the feature at Huset’s, it looked like the five-time champ may eventually have something for Lasoski.  After tangling with a lapped car, however, he ended the night upside down.  After struggling at Knoxville the previous week, the Jimco Motorsports #13 team made the redraw on Saturday and went from seventh to finish fifth.

Three’s are Wild – Danny Lasoski became the first recipient of the series Brown & Miller Racing Solutions “3 for 3 Award” on Friday.  The award is $333 from BMRS, and is given to the driver finishing on the podium for three straight nights.  Not only, did Danny do that in the GoMuddy.com #2, but he won three straight!  He had to start over again Saturday at Knoxville, but his second place finish has him starting another streak!

BC Comes from Behind – Bryan Clauson had a strong night in his first ever trip to Huset’s.  After coming out late to qualify fourth quick, he failed to make it through his heat.  After finishing second in the B, and starting tenth in the feature, he rocketed to a third place finish aboard the Matt Wood Racing #17w.

Big Jump for Ian – Aussie Ian Madsen advanced from eighth to fifth in the point standings after a solid weekend.  He followed a run from ninth to fourth on Friday at Huset’s with a podium run at Knoxville on Saturday.  The defending Knoxville Raceway track champ also won a Sprint Invaders race Thursday night at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines.  The NSL visits Des Moines on Wednesday, July 22.

What if for the 17B? – Strange circumstances had Bill Balog scratching his head at Huset’s Friday night.  After qualifying for the redraw and having a starting spot in row four, he pushed off for the feature with a flat left rear.  It turns out a faulty bleeder was the suspect.  After charging up through the pack a ways from the tail, his right front tire came off the bead on a heavy cushion.  He roared back to 13th the final few laps, but it was a disappointing ending to the night with a track that fits his style.

Zomer Zips at Huset’s – With a strong fan following in attendance, Dusty Zomer did his hometown proud Friday night in the Buffalo Wild Wings #82.  After recording the third quick time, and getting through his heat, he redrew the final spot, eighth.  In the end, he would charge to a second place finish in pursuit of Lasoski.

Pole Scramble – In the eight features contested with the NSL in 2015, there have been seven different drivers who have drawn the pole.  Only Brad Loyet has done it twice (Eagle Raceway and St. Francois County Raceway).  Last weekend, Ohio visitor Paige Polyak and Altoona, Iowa’s Austin McCarl were lucky with the draw.

The FVP National Sprint League brings 410 sprint car racing to the Sioux City area for the first time since 2000 this Friday night, July 10.  The Park Jefferson International Speedway near Jefferson, South Dakota will play host.  Visit www.ParkJeff.com for information and discounts on advance tickets you can purchase online!

2015 FVP National Sprint League Driver Point Standings (Top 25)
1. Danny Lasoski 2611
2. Tim Kaeding 2290
3. Terry McCarl 2243
4. Brian Brown 2176
5. Ian Madsen 2134
6. Bill Balog 2023
7. Dusty Zomer 1998
8. Mark Dobmeier 1994
9. Brooke Tatnell 1931
10. Bryan Clauson 1893

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Cody Darrah Earns UNOH All Star Victory at Millstream Speedway

First UNOH All Star Program at Millstream Since 2010

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Findlay, Ohio (July 5th, 2015) -  For the first time since June 20th, 2010, the Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio crowned a UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner. Cody Darrah, a former World of Outlaws ‘Rookie of the Year’ who now travels full-time with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, earned the Millstream Speedway victory on Sunday evening, July 5th. For Darrah, it was his second UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory of 2015 and the third of his career. It was his first ever visit to the Findlay half-mile.

“This is a tough racetrack” said Cody Darrah, “It’s a little rough right now so you have to be up on the wheel. This is my first time here and it feels great to get a win. I just want to thank all of the fans for coming out. This is a beautiful facility and I can’t wait to come back.”

Travis Philo and Tim Shaffer would lead the 24-car field to green. Philo would eventually take sole command on the opening lap and set a torrid pace. The Waterville, Ohio native led the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer and Cody Darrah for the first eight circuits until Philo, who was attempting to navigate traffic, made contact with Tim Shaffer entering turns one and two on lap nine; resulting in both drivers getting upside-down and the evening’s first red flag. Philo and Shaffer walked away unhurt.

Cody Darrah would inherit the top spot and bring the field back to green with eight laps in the books. Darrah worked the top side of the speedway; moving through traffic with Chad Kemenah and Lee Jacobs in tow. James McFadden would move into the third position with 15 laps down and set his sites on Chad Kemenah and race leader, Cody Darrah. Unfortunately, the red flag would return to the speedway on lap 21; this time for James McFadden. The ‘Aussie’ would lose a rear wheel and make contact with the turn two wall. McFadden would not return and surrender the third position to B-main transfer Sheldon Haudenschild, who charged forward from a 19th starting position to the top-three in 20 laps.

Cody Darrah, Chad Kemenah and Sheldon Haudenschild would bring the field back to green with 20 laps recorded. Those three would ring the top side of the speedway for five more circuits until a caution would reappear with 25 laps in the books; this time for a slowing T.J. Michael.  Despite their attempt to go ‘clean and green’ for the last five circuits, the caution flag would wave again for a slowing D.J. Foos who was racing in the sixth position.
Cody Darrah would lead Chad Kemenah and Sheldon Haudenschild to a two-lap shootout. Darrah, a Red Lion, Pennsylvania native, would hang on to win at Millstream Speedway. Sheldon Haudenschild would pass Chad Kemenah coming to the white flag to finish second. Kemenah would hang on to round out the podium finishers after starting fifth.

“We had to figure some things out after the dash” said Darrah, “That’s a tough deal for Travis (Philo) and Tim (Shaffer). I wish I had the opportunity to race them for the lead. Our car kept getting tighter and tighter as the race went on. I wasn’t sure where Sheldon was at on the track but I figured he was going to be on top. I’m just glad it’s over.”

Danny Holtgraver charged from 14th to finish fourth, followed by Dean Jacobs who started 13th.

Sheldon Haudenschild was the evening’s main event ‘Hard Charger.’ The Wooster, Ohio native rallied 17 positions to finish second after starting 19th.

Millstream Speedway fans would see 30 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘410’ sprint cars sign in for competition on Sunday night. The UNOH All Star roster was split into three groups of qualifying time trials with each driver qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Cody Darrah, Chad Kemenah and Danny Holtgraver each earned ‘fast time’ during their qualifying sessions. Cody Darrah earned the fastest time of the night overall during Lincoln Electric qualifying; recording an official time of 13.799 seconds.

Three, 8-lap heat races were contested with the top-six finishers transferring to the main event. Cody Darrah, Tim Shaffer and Parker Price-Miller each earned victories during heat race competition. It was Travis Philo earning the UNOH All Star JE Pistons dash victory; guaranteeing the pole position for the evening’s 30-lap, $5,000-to-win main event. Sheldon Haudenschild ended all preliminary competition with a UNOH All Star B-main victory.

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[19] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[14] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[13] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[20] ; 7. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[7] ; 8. 1-Dale Blaney[9] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[15] ; 10. 94-Ryan Smith[10] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 12. 4-Danny Smith[24] ; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 14. 40DD-Nate Dussel[18] ; 15. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 16. 9-Jordan Ryan[23] ; 17. W20-Greg Wilson[11] ; 18. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 19. 3G-James McFadden[12] ; 20. 9x-Cap Henry[21] ; 21. 19-Chris Andrews[22] ; 22. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 24. 11N-Randy Hannagan[16]

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition next Saturday evening, July 11th at the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The annual ‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ will headline the Saturday night program and will award $10,000 to the main event winner. It will be the only stop for the series travelers during the upcoming weekend. The UNOH All Stars last visited the state-of-the-art, northeastern Ohio facility on Tuesday evening, June 23rd for round five of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Dale Blaney, a native of Hartford, Ohio, earned the $5,000 victory; a sixth career UNOH All Star win at the venue for ‘The Lowrider.’

Gates are scheduled to open at noon on Saturday, July 11th with activities to follow. To learn more about the upcoming program, please visit Sharon Speedway live on the web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

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Lee Jacobs and Ryan Smith Earn Mercer UNOH All Star Victories

Independence Day Weekend Concludes on Sunday, July 5th at Millstream Speedway

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Mercer, PA (July 4th, 2015) - The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions invaded western Pennsylvania for two days during the Independence Day weekend; kicking off a their three-race holiday swing with two nights of competition at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. It was the second time in 2015 that the traveling stars made an appearance at the Mercer oval; once again bringing a top-notch roster of young and veteran talent to challenge the western Pennsylvania regulars. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions crowned two different winners during the Mercer Raceway Park invasion; Lee Jacobs on Friday and Ryan Smith on Saturday.

Dalton, Ohio’s Lee Jacobs would earn the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory on Friday night, July 3rd at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. For Jacobs, it was his first UNOH All Star victory of 2015 and the third of his career. Jacobs would survive four cautions and periods of heavy lapped traffic during his pursuit to the front; eventually capitalizing on Sheldon Haudenschild’s late race tire issue to earn the $3,000 victory.

"We were getting better as the race went on" said Lee Jacobs, "We were getting through the corners really well; maybe a little better than Sheldon (Haudenschild) was. Tough deal for him with his tire going flat. He was going to be tough to pass.”

Rod George and Kody Kinser would lead the 24-car field to green. George would take command of the 25-lap main event and control the first five circuits. Sheldon Haudenschild, who started sixth on the grid, would challenge George and eventually take over the top spot with six laps in the books. Haudenschild would open up his lead over Rod George and Lee Jacobs; navigating through heavy lapped traffic until the event’s first caution on lap 13 for Andrew Palker. Sheldon Haudenschild would survive the restart and keep control over George and Jacobs until a second caution would appear on lap 15 for a slowing A.J. Flick.

Sheldon Haudenschild would take the field back to green. Lee Jacobs, who started fourth in the 25-lapper, would get by Rod George after the restart and chase after Sheldon Haudenschild for three more circuits with seventh starting Chad Kemenah in tow. The evening’s first red flag would appear with 18 laps in the books involving Caleb Helms and Travis Philo; both drivers were OK.

Despite a left rear tire going flat during red flag conditions, Sheldon Haudenschild would restart on the front. The tire proved to be an issue with Jacobs and Kemenah each getting by Haudenschild following the lap 18 restart. Haudenschild’s tire would eventually let go on the front stretch with 23 laps down bringing out another caution. Lee Jacobs would restart on the point with Chad Kemenah and Rod George in tow. Jacobs would survive the remaining  circuits and earn his first UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory of 2015.

Tim Shaffer was Friday evening’s ‘Hard Charger’ during main event competition; climbing eleven positions during his charge from fifteenth to finish fourth. Cody Darrah, who started 12th, also put on a passing display during the 25-lap feature; climbing from the outside of row six to finish fifth.

33 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘410’ sprint cars were signed in on Friday night, July 3rd at Mercer Raceway Park. The UNOH All Star roster was split into four groups of Lincoln Electric qualifying time trials with each driver qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Danny Holtgraver, Lee Jacobs, Tim Shaffer, and Cody Darrah each earned ‘fast time’ during their group qualifying sessions. ‘Downtown’ Danny Holtgraver earned the fastest time of the night overall during Lincoln Electric qualifying. Holtgraver recorded an official time of 13.556 seconds around the Mercer, 3/8 mile oval. Lee Jacobs, Cody Darrah, Tim Shaffer, and Jack Sodeman, Jr. rounded out the top-five fastest qualifiers.

Four UNOH All Star heat races were contested with the top-five finishers transferring to the main event. Brandon Matus, Caleb Helms, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Chad Kemenah each earned victories during heat race competition. Western Pennsylvania veteran Rod George earned the evening’s JE Pistons dash victory; guaranteeing the pole position for the 25-lap, $3,000-to-win main event. UNOH All Star ‘Rookie of the Year’ contender Parker Price-Miller ended all preliminary action with his B-main victory.

"This was a long time coming" said Lee Jacobs, "We've struggled some this year so it feels great to get a win here this weekend. My car owner has won a lot of races at Mercer Raceway Park. Adding one more to that list is really special."

It was the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith earning the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory at the Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday evening, July 4th. It was Smith’s second UNOH All Star main event victory of the 2015 season and the second of his career. The Kunkletown, Pennsylvania native rallied forward from a third starting position; holding off five-time UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Dale Blaney and former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series ‘Rookie of the Year’ winner Cody Darrah for the $5,000 victory.

“We caught some breaks there early tonight in the heat race” said Ryan Smith, “We ended up timing pretty well and that put us in a good position. This car was good out of the box tonight. The track really came to us there after they worked on it before our feature. My guys work really hard and they stay on it. Things have been going pretty good for this team and here we are now back in victory lane.”

Lee Jacobs and Parker Price-Miller took the 24-car field to green on Saturday night.  Jacobs would take control on the opening lap but would eventually surrender the top spot to UNOH All Star ‘Rookie of the Year’ contender Parker Price-Miller on lap two. Price-Miller stayed in control until the event’s first caution with nine laps in the books. In the mean time, Ryan Smith, who started third, also worked his way around Lee Jacobs while racing in traffic. The caution was for Travis Philo who spun in turn two.

Price-Miller would lead Ryan Smith and Lee Jacobs back to green. The youngster out of Kokomo, Indiana would maintain the top spot until Pennsylvania native Ryan Smith worked his way around Price-Miller on lap 15. Smith, Price-Miller and Dale Blaney, who in the mean time moved into third around Lee Jacobs, raced through heavy lapped traffic until a second caution on lap 23. The caution was for Parker Price-Miller who brushed the front stretch wall while running inside the top three. Ryan Smith would lead the field back to green and hang on for the final seven circuits to win at Mercer Raceway Park. Current UNOH All Star point leader Dale Blaney would finish second, followed by Cody Darrah who started ninth. Greg Wilson and Lee Jacobs rounded out the top five.

The Saturday night ‘Hard Charger’  award went to Sheldon Haudenschild. Haudenschild rallied eleven positions to finish eighth after starting on the inside of row number 20.

There were 34 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars signed in on Saturday evening, July 4th at Mercer Raceway Park. The 34 car roster was split into four qualifying groups with Caleb Helms, Andrew Palker, Cody Darrah, and Sheldon Haudenschild each earning the fastest qualifying time during their respective time trial sessions. Caleb Helms earned the fastest time of night overall during Lincoln Electric qualifying; recording an official time of 13.728 seconds. Dale Blaney, Greg Wilson, Parker Price-Miller, and Andy McKisson each earned victories during heat race competition. McKisson would not participate in the rest of the evening’s program due to motor problems. Lee Jacobs earned the JE Pistons dash victory; solidifying the pole position for the evening’s 30-lap, $5,000-to-win main event. Former UNOH All Star champion Tim Shaffer ended all preliminary action with a victory during the evening’s B-main.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their three-race Independence Day weekend swing on Sunday night, July 5th at the Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions last visited the semi-banked half-mile oval on Sunday evening, June 20th, 2010 with eventual five-time series champion Dale Blaney earning the main event win. Millstream Speedway has been closed for three seasons, but has since been restored and will open their gates officially on Sunday, July 5th. The Findlay oval has attempted to re-open on a few occasions already in 2015, but has been forced to cancel during each attempt due to inclement weather.

The Sunday, July 5th program is set to begin with their ‘Infield Fan Fare’ beginning at 1 o’clock. Hot laps will hit the track at approximately six, with racing following at seven. For more information, please visit the official online home of Millstream Speedway at www.millstreamspeedway.net.

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Danny Lasoski Raps up Fourth NSL Win with $5,000 Huset’s Score

Brandon, SD, July 3, 2015 – Danny Lasoski brought home his fourth win of the year with the FVP National Sprint League Friday night at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota.  The win was worth $5,000 in the series first ever appearance at the 3/8-mile bullring, and was also his third in a row with the NSL.  It also allowed the Dover, Missouri driver to increase his point lead with the series aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Drawing a starting spot outside row one on a heavy track, Lasoski led Paige Polyak and Mark Dobmeier early in the 35-lapper.  When Polyak got into the backstretch wall on lap six, both Dobmeier and Dusty Zomer drove by.  A lap later, Dylan Peterson jumped up the track.  Dobmeier launched into a flip in turn three, unable to avoid the lapped car.  Polyak went to the work area to repair a Jacob’s ladder.  Brian Brown, who restarted ninth, continued with a detached nose wing.

Lasoski led Zomer, Brooke Tatnell, Lynton Jeffrey and Ian Madsen back to green flag racing.  As the leaders entered lapped traffic again, Austin McCarl came to a stop with 11 laps in the books.  Bill Balog, who was slated to start sixth, but had to go to the rear with a flat left rear tire before the race began, and then suffered a flat right front on lap 15.  He would restart at the tail.  By then, Madsen and Bryan Clauson had moved by Jeffrey into fourth and fifth.

While Lasoski and Zomer separated themselves a bit from the field on a fast racetrack, on lap 21, the battle for third heated up with Madsen and Clauson getting by Tatnell.  With eleven laps to go, Matt Wasmund crashed hard in turn two, bringing an open red flag period.

Lasoski took off again over the last eleven laps.  At times it looked like Zomer gained a bit in traffic, but he would settle for second.  Clauson would grab third from Madsen on lap 32.  Tatnell finished fifth, and Tim Kaeding, Jeffrey, Brown, Logan Forler and Terry McCarl rounded out the top ten.  Madsen set quick time over the field, while Dobmeier, Forler, Austin McCarl and Kaeding won heat races.  Madsen won the B.

“That was the place to start was the front row on the outside,” said Lasoski afterwards.  “I just went as hard as I could go around the top.  When we run these things wide open, we were lucky to start up front.  We came up on lapped cars and they were running side by side.  There really wasn’t much we could do about it.  If I couldn’t pass them, they couldn’t pass me.”

“Danny is obviously, really good,” said Zomer.  “We needed some lapped traffic to make it interesting.  The track was fast.  From where we started, we’re happy to come out with second.  My hat’s off to Danny’s team and to him.  My team as well.  We’ve been working hard.  We keep plugging away.  When you start back like that, it makes you better in the long run.”

“We probably waited a little too long,” said Clauson.  “I knew we left our car pretty free, knowing where we were starting (tenth) and where the track had been all night.  I tried to bear with it the best I could before I started pulling the wing back.  I was probably a little conservative with that.  We were really good on the bottom.  We just needed a little more time in traffic.  It’s been a roller coaster learning some of these tracks for the first time.  We’re happy we had a good finish.”

The FVP National Sprint League heads to the Knoxville Raceway, Saturday night, July 4 for “Heroes Night”.  For more information on the FVP National Sprint League, visit www.NationalSprintLeague.com!

A Main (started), 35 Laps: 1. Danny Lasoski; 2. Dusty Zomer; 3. Bryan Clauson; 4. Ian Madsen; 5. Brooke Tatnell; 6. Tim Kaeding; 7. Lynton Jeffrey; 8. Brian Brown; 9. Logan Forler; 10. Terry McCarl; 11. Jody Rosenboom; 12. Davey Heskin; 13. Bill Balog; 14. Dakota Hendrickson; 15. Matt Juhl; 16. Paige Polyak; 17. Stu Snyder; 18. Dave Glennon; 19. Ryan Bickett; 20. Dylan Peterson; 21. Chuck McGillivray; 22. Matt Wasmund; 23. Austin McCarl; 24. Mark Dobmeier.
Lap Leader: Lasoski 1-35

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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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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
 
2016
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
July 21
1. Danny Lasoski 3271
2. Tim Kaeding 2835
3. Terry McCarl 2773
4. Ian Madsen 2763
5. Brian Brown 2676
6. Bill Balog 2673
7. Mark Dobmeier 2576
8. Bryan Clauson 2497
9. Brooke Tatnell 2389
10. Dusty Zomer 2337
 
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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