Kraig Kinser Opens 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Season with Win at Bubba Raceway Park
Holds Back Blaney and Hodnett for Third Career Series Victory
OCALA, Florida (February 5, 2016) - For the third time in his career and for the first time since 2007, Kraig Kinser found victory lane with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The Bloomington, Indiana, native scored $5,000 for his wire-to-wire triumph at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, February 5, officially capturing the first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win of the 2016 season. Defending All Star champion Dale Blaney finished second, followed by Greg Hodnett, Chad Kemenah and a hard charging Caleb Armstrong.
“It always feels great to be in victory lane, no matter where you are at or what time of the year it is” Kraig Kinser said, “The last couple laps, I was really hard on my tires. I knew those guys had to be all around me. I could see guys below me on a few of those restarts. I'm just happy to be standing up here in victory lane."
Greg Hodnett and Kraig Kinser led the 24-starters to green during the first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event of 2016. Kinser took command on the initial start and kept control at the front of the field until the main event’s first caution appeared on lap seven. Dale Blaney, who started sixth on the main event grid, worked his way to third before the event’s first pause, with Greg Hodnett riding just ahead in the runner-up position.
A caution during the initial lap-seven restart would reset the running order once again. Action would continue following a second lap-seven restart, allowing Kraig Kinser to resume his position at the front of the field. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney worked his way to second by the tenth circuit of the 30-lap main event, making Kraig Kinser his next intended target. For nearly ten circuits, Dale Blaney and Greg Hodnett attempted to hunt down Kinser through slower traffic, racing within car-lengths and eventually bumper to bumper, but never working around the Arctic Cat, No. 11K. In the meantime, Hodnett would reclaim second on lap 23.
Yellow flag conditions would return to the speedway on lap 24, bunching the field back together once again. Dale Blaney reclaimed second from Greg Hodnett after the lap-24 restart, but neither had enough time or tire to catch Kraig Kinser.
“We tried to get around Kraig a few different times, but he just made all of the right moves and plugged all of the right holes” Dale Blaney said, “We’ll take this. Muddy and Big Game give us a great opportunity to do this. My guys keep plugging away. Hopefully we can come back and do one better tomorrow.”
"We are super happy to get it done tonight." Kraig Kinser said, "Super thrilled to win with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions while flying the Arctic Cat colors.”
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their Bubba Army Winter Nationals campaign at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday evening, February 6. Like Friday night, teams will participate in a full Arctic Cat All Star program, capped off with a $5,000 payday. Pit gates are scheduled to swing open at 3 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, with hot laps hitting the speedway at 6 p.m., followed by racing at 7 o’clock. Main grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m. sharp.
A-Main (30 Laps) 1. Kraig Kinser; 2. Dale Blaney; 3. Greg Hodnett; 4. Chad Kemenah; 5. Caleb Armstrong; 6. Tim Shaffer; 7. Bryan Clauson; 8. Aaron Reutzel; 9. Danny Holtgraver; 10. Logan Schuchart; 11. Danny Smith; 12. Jacob Allen; 13. Doug Esh; 14. Paul May; 15. Caleb Helms; 16. Tyler Clem; 17. Brandon Matus; 18. Bradley Howard; 19. Austin McCarl; 20. Brent Matus; 21. Mark Imler; 22. TJ Michael; 23. David Jones; 24. Terry McCarl.
All Star Practice at Bubba Raceway Park Canceled for Thursday Evening
Racing Still On Schedule for Friday and Saturday
OCALA, Florida (February 4, 2016) – Due to impending weather conditions, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Bubba Raceway Park officials have decided to cancel the practice session scheduled for Thursday evening, February 4. Racing for Friday and Saturday night are still on as scheduled.
Pit gates are scheduled to open at 10 am on Friday morning, February 5. A mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 6 pm. The first hot lap session will hit the speedway at 7 pm.
Pending track conditions on Friday afternoon, a potential practice session will be conducted sometime between 2 and 5 pm. More information will be released pertaining to that practice session on Friday morning.
Additional news and information regarding the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, including ticket prices and schedule of events, can be found on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.
Attica Raceway Park set for HUGE 2016 season
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – The 2016 racing season at Attica Raceway Park will showcase some of the biggest events in the track’s 28 year history.
The talk of the winter was the return of the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics in July featuring the Craftsman Tools World of Outlaw Sprints. But other big events have also been added including the first ever Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic Ohio for the 410 sprints paying $10,000 to win. Kahne, who started his career racing sprints and is now a NASCAR Sprint Cup super star, has put together several big sprint car events around the Midwest this summer and Attica fans will now be treated to the unique event which will draw cars and stars from all over the region.
The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Series returns as part of the two day Attica Ambush on Friday, Sept. 2 paying, $10,000 to win with Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions following on Saturday, Sept. 3. The All Stars will make four appearances at Attica in 2016 including the second day of the traditional Spring Nationals on Saturday, April 9 – the first day will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) event for the 410 sprints paying $4,000 to win. The All Stars return to start the Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 27, and are back at Attica to kick off the 34th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Friday, June 17.
“It’s probably the most ambitious season in the history of Attica. We will pay out over $600,000 in A-main prize money and are bringing in the biggest names in sprint car and late model racing. Throw in bigger paying events for our weekly competitors and we’re in for a special year,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica.
“We have continued to make improvements to the facilities and the fans, race teams and series have taken notice. We can’t thank them enough along with our business partners who come back year after year. We’re excited about this season which promises to bring in new drivers and excitement,” said John Bores, Attica Promoter.
The 29th season of racing kicks off Friday, March 25 (rain date of Saturday, March 26) with the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Fremont Fe 305 Sprints.
Other special events include 9 Kistler Racing Products FAST events for the 410 sprints including the first night of the double header weekends (Friday, April 8 and Friday, Sept. 2) boy paying $4,000 to win. There’s also the North/South Challenge with the newly formed Ohio Sprint Car Series on Friday, June 10 paying $3,000 to win for the 410 sprints.
Also, for the first time in many years, the traditional – or non-wing sprint cars – will compete at Attica with the Mo Vaughn Transportation Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series paying a visit on July 8.
The Sunoco American Late Model Series will make three appearances at Attica – Friday, April 15, Friday, May 27 and Friday, July 29th. The third year of the Attica Raceway Park/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge will see three events at Attica, each paying $1,200 to win – May 6, July 8 and Sept. 3.
The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprints will have five races at Attica including a $1,000 to win event on Friday, May 13 presented by Gressman Powersports. The 305 sprints will compete in another $1,000 to win event n Friday, July 22 presented by Griff’s Engines.
Friday, Mrch 25 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints (Rain date Sat. March 26)
Friday, April 1 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints (No Rain Date)
Friday, April 8* Spring Nationals – 410 Sprints ($4,000 To Win), UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints
Saturday, April 9 Spring Nationals – All Star Sprints ($5,000 To Win) UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints
Friday, April 15 ALMS Late Models, 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks
Friday, April 22*# 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints
Friday, April 29* 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints – Open Pits
Friday, May 6@ UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks + Vintage Cars
Friday, May 13*# Eric Phillips 28th Anniversary Classic 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints ($1,000 To Win)
Friday, May 20 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints
Friday, May 27 All Star Sprints, ALMS Late Models, 305 Sprints
Friday, June 10*# Mid Season Championship Night (DOUBLE POINTS) 410 Sprints ($3,000 To Win) North / South Challenge with Ohio Sprint Car Series, 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks
Friday, June 17 Ohio Sprint Speedweek – All Star Sprints, UMP Late Models DBL PTS)
Friday, July 1 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints, Trucks ($10 General Admission/Open Pit Area/Meet the Drivers)
Friday, July 8@ BOSS Non Wing Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints
Tuesday, July 12 WoO Sprints BRAD DOTY CLASSIC presented by Racing Optics (Rain Date Wed. July 13)
Friday, July 22* 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models 305 Sprints ($1,000 To Win)
Friday, July 29*# 410 Sprints, ALMS Late Models, 305 Sprints
Wed, Aug 3 Kasey Kahne “DIRT CLASSIC OHIO” – 410 Sprints ($10,000 To Win) (Rain Date Thursday August 4) Friday, Aug 12 NO RACING – ATTICA FAIR
Friday, Aug 19*# 410 Sprints, UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks
Friday, Aug 26 Mark Keegan Classic Season Championship Night (DOUBLE POINTS) 410 Sprints ($3,000 To Win), UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks
Friday, Sept 2* Lucas Oil Late Models ($10,000 To Win) + 410 Sprints ($4,000 To Win)
Saturday, Sept 3@ All Star Sprints ($5,000 To Win), UMP Late Models, 305 Sprints, Trucks
*F.A.S.T. 410 Sprint Point Races
@Attica/Wayne County Late Model Challenge Point Races
* Gates Open: 5:00 pm Racing: 7:45 pm (Friday Regular Events) Track Phone: (419) 426-8911
* Saturday Events: Gates Open: 4:00 pm Racing: 7:00 pm Track Phone: (419) 426-8910
Thunderbowl Raceway kicks-off season with a World of Outlaws & King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned event March 11 & 12
By Gary Thomas
Tulare, CA – February 3, 2016…It’s become an annual tradition each season to open the campaign at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invading the one-third mile clay oval. Adding to the excitement for the second straight year is the fact that the California based King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will co-sanction each night with the “Greatest Show on Dirt” Friday & Saturday March 11 & 12.
This season marks the 13th overall year that Thunderbowl Raceway will host the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The inaugural event occurred in September of 2003 when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Indiana scored the victory over Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and local favorite Jason Meyers from Clovis. In six of the past seven years there has been at least one California native who has tasted victory with the World of Outlaws in Tulare.
Last year’s double header saw a Golden State sweep, with San Jose’s Tim Kaeding winning on opening night, while Rutherford’s Rico Abreu scored the $10,000 top prize on Saturday. For Kaeding it was his fourth career World of Outlaws win at the Thunderbowl and for Abreu it marked the second consecutive year he claimed the Saturday finale at the track. Overall it was Abreu’s fifth career victory at the Thunderbowl, which is also the track he earned his first ever King of the West triumph at in 2012.
One of the more accomplished World of Outlaws drivers at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway happens to be Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana, who will return to the track aboard the locally based Roth Motorsports No. 83 Sprint Car. The veteran competitor has claimed four WOO features at the Tulare based facility, which is now tied with T. Kaeding for the most all-time. Saldana last season raced to three World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wins, ending the campaign sixth in the final standings.
The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series competed in three stand alone events last season at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway, with wins picked off by Central Valley youngster DJ Netto, eventual ASCS National champion Aaron Reutzel & Los Angeles, CA’s Tyler Walker. In addition to March 11 & 12, KWS will be in action four additional times at the one-third mile clay oval this season.
Those events for the King of the West Series include the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial on May 14, the Peter Murphy Classic on July 22 & 23 and the KRC Safety Fall Shootout on October 8. The March weekend awards KWS drivers & teams special show up points, with the first full-point event taking place in Placerville on April 23.
Also competing both nights in March will be the Wingless Sprints of the USAC West Coast 360 Series. Along with the March weekend the wingless warriors are set to compete at the Thunderbowl on five additional occasions in 2016. Local favorite “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. captured the series title last year and hopes to open the Thunderbowl season in style on March 11 & 12. The Saturday finale will also see the Western RaceSaver Sprints on the card. In total the RaceSaver Sprint Car Series will compete in Tulare five times throughout the season.
“We’re really excited about the March weekend to open the season at Thunderbowl Raceway,” said promoter Steve Faria. “Adding the King of the West Series with the World of Outlaws for the second straight year should guarantee one of the best fields of Winged 410 Sprint Cars we see in California. Having the USAC West Coast Wingless 360’s both nights will be great as well. Fans will truly have the best of both worlds each night, so I can’t think of a better way to kick-off the year. The number of quality teams we’ll have in the pit area is going to be pretty special and we can’t wait to see it.”
Tickets are on sale for the much anticipated March 11 & 12 World of Outlaws/King of the West/USAC West Coast weekend by calling 559-688-0909. All seating is reserved in the house, with Grandstand tickets $45 & Bleacher tickets $40 each night.
All Stars Set for Florida Invasion
INDIANAPOLIS (February 2, 2016) - The stars and cars of the All Star Circuit of Champions will hit the dirt for the first time in 2016 on Friday evening, February 5, in sunny north central Florida. The traveling Arctic Cat All Stars will compete in a total of four events during their Florida venture, co-headlining such programs as the 5th annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals and the 45th annual DIRTcar Nationals.
After an open practice date on Thursday, February 4, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, led by six-time and defending series champion Dale Blaney, will officially launch their 2016 campaign with back-to-back programs on Friday and Saturday, February 5-6, at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Race teams will attempt to not only capture the $5,000 top prize being awarded each night, but also work to end Kerry Madsen’s winning streak at the Ocala oval. The “Madman” swept All Star Circuit of Champions competition during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals in 2015.
The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their tour through the “Sunshine State” less than a week later at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. Similar to their Ocala visit, teams will participate in an open practice on Tuesday evening, February 9, followed by two consecutive nights of DIRTcar Nationals competition on Wednesday and Thursday, February 10-11. The Arctic Cat All Star doubleheader will kick-off a five-day stretch of 410 sprint car action during the DIRTcar Nationals, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars headlining the last three events on February 12-14. Greg Hodnett and Daryn Pittman earned All Star victories during the 2015 edition of the DIRTcar Nationals.
“We are all pretty excited to get the season started in a few days,” said Don Grabey, Series Director of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “With the snow and cold weather up north, there’s no better cure than Florida in February for sprint car teams and fans.”
Additional news and information regarding the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, including ticket prices and time schedule, can be found on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. Everything you need to know about the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park can also be found online at www.dirtcarnationals.com.
Danny Holtgraver Will Return to All Stars in 2016
Will Pilot Pete Grove’s No. 70 for Entire Schedule
By Fully Injected Motorsports
Pittsburgh, PA (February 1, 2016) - “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver will return to the road in 2016, set to follow the entire Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule. Holtgraver, who finished eighth in the final series standings in 2015, will pilot the Pete Grove-owned No. 70 during his upcoming All Star campaign, rejoining crew chief Cody Jacobs for what he hopes to be a “career season.”
“I’m excited for this deal to finally come together” Danny Holtgraver said, “Pete Grove and I teamed together for a few starts at the end of last year and found speed almost instantly. He’s a great car owner and has the tools and equipment to be successful with the All Stars. Cody Jacobs has been working hard since Charlotte; getting things set for our trip to Florida later this week. We had a ton of speed during the World Finals and that has all three of us excited for 2016.”
Danny Holtgraver will kick-off the new year with a trip to the “Sunshine State.” The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for four events in Florida, two at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala on February 5-6 and two at Volusia Speedway Park near Daytona on February 10-11. The 2016 All Star series schedule will resume on April 2 at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio.
Other early season plans include making select starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars during his trip to Florida. In fact, Holtgraver’s most recent top-ten finish occurred with the “Greatest Show On Dirt,” finishing seventh during World Finals main event competition at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday, November 6.
“We are ready to head south” Holtgraver said, “I just can’t thank Pete Grove enough for this opportunity. We’ll head south with a great attitude and work to win our first night out.”
Mega Plans Ahead for Revamped FAST Series
FAST 410s and 305s Will Expand in 2016
FREMONT, Ohio (January 30, 2016) - FAST Series officials will take their Ohio-based sprint car series to an entire new level in 2016, introducing a revamped image and an increased schedule that will benefit drivers and fans alike. Formerly known as Fremont/Attica Sprint Title, the newly established “FAST Series” will continue the tradition of promoting highly competitive 410ci and 305ci sprint car competition in northwestern Ohio and the surrounding areas.
The Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by K S Sales & Service boasts a 20-race schedule for the 410 sprint cars in 2016. Like previous seasons, Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, will split the majority of the scheduled events, 18 to be exact, with action set to ignite on Friday evening, April 8, at the Attica oval. As an added twist for FAST Series regulars, the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio, and Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway in Quincy, Michigan, will each also host FAST Series programs in 2016.
FAST Series officials will also introduce three “FAST Series Vs Ohio Sprint Car Series” challenge events in 2016, bringing together all of the top 410 sprint car drivers in Ohio for high dollar paydays. Challenge events will be contested at Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway and Atomic Speedway, each awarding a $3,000 top prize. In addition, FAST Series competitors will race for an added payday during their travels to Michigan also equaling $3,000.
“We wanted to give our fans something extra special to look forward to in 2016” Butler Speedway promoter Denny Donaldson said, “Rich Farmer of FAST presented us the idea about having his series travel north to Butler Speedway to challenge our Michigan regulars. Everything fell into place and we couldn’t be more excited. This is great way to promote our area and our racers.We are hoping to make this an annual event.”
Adding even more hype to the season, the FAST Series will co-headline major weekends at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway in 2016, including the annual Spring Nationals, Attica Ambush and Jim Ford Classic. FAST Series competitors will battle for a $4,000 top prize during the opening night of Attica Raceway Park’s Spring Nationals on Friday, April 8, as well as another $4,000 top prize during the Attica Ambush on Friday, September 2.
Fremont Speedway’s Memorial Day weekend doubleheader will feature FAST Series action on Sunday, May 29, worth $5,000. The opening night of the 2016 Jim Ford Classic at Fremont will also be FAST sanctioned, awarding $5,000 on Friday, September 16.
“We are more than excited to expand the FAST Series and give it a new edge” FAST Series and Fremont Speedway promoter Rich Farmer said, “Growing the series and traveling to new areas is a great notion for this sport. We have a very competitive and talented group of racers. Giving these teams an opportunity to showcase their talents in other areas allows their skill to be shown, and it also allows their sponsors to be exposed to a wider market. This style of schedule is affordable, which allows our weekly racers to be a part of something on a larger scale. I think I speak for all of the promoters involved when I say that we are really excited for 2016.”
The JLH General Contractors FAST “305” Series presented by Engine Pro will showcase a loaded schedule of 14 events for the 305 sprint cars in 2016. In addition to ten visits between Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway, the talented field of FAST 305 sprint regulars will visit four surrounding venues in areas of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The 2016 season will officially launch on Friday, April 22, at Attica Raceway Park.
FAST Series competitors will test dirt outside the norm beginning Saturday, July 3, at the Waynesfield Raceway Park near Waynesfield, Ohio. 2016 will mark down as the second consecutive year that FAST 305 teams made the trek to Waynesfield, with 30 drivers signed-in last Independence Day. The July 3 program will award a $1,000 top prize, as well as guarantee all non-transfers at least $100.
Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, and Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, will each host FAST 305 competition in 2016. Adding even more heat, FAST 305 sprint teams will also travel north to the Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway in late August, joining the FAST 410 sprint cars for an ultimate open wheel doubleheader. All travel events will award a $1,000 top prize, as well as $100 toward non-transfers.
“The 305 division in northwestern Ohio is extremely competitive” Rich Farmer explained, “We’ve expanded their schedule to give these teams the same kind of opportunities as the 410 teams. The promoters of Butler Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park are all very excited to have the FAST 305 division at their tracks. I’m sure they will display the same kind of competitiveness that they show at Attica and Fremont on a weekly basis.”
2016 FAST Series Schedule:
Night 1: Friday, April 8th Attica Raceway Park ($4,000)
Night 2: Saturday, April 16th Fremont Speedway
Night 3: Friday, April 22nd Attica Raceway Park
Night 4: Saturday, April 23rd Fremont Speedway
Night 5: Friday, April 29th Attica Raceway Park
Night 6: Saturday, April 30th Fremont Speedway
Night 7: Friday, May 13th Attica Raceway Park
Night 8: Saturday, May 14th Fremont Speedway
Night 9: Sunday, May 29th Fremont Speedway ($5,000)
Night 10: Friday, June 10th Attica Raceway Park (OSCS Challenge)
Night 11: Saturday, June 11th Fremont Speedway (OSCS Challenge)
Night 12: Friday, July 22nd Attica Raceway Park
Night 13: Saturday, July 23rd Fremont Speedway
Night 14: Friday, July 29th Attica Raceway Park
Night 15: Saturday, July 30th Fremont Speedway
Night 16: Friday, August 19th Attica Raceway Park
Night 17: Saturday, August 20th Atomic Speedway (OSCS Challenge)
Night 18: Saturday, August 27th Butler Speedway ($3,000)
Night 19: Friday, Sept 2nd Attica Raceway Park ($4,000)
Night 20: Friday Sept 16th Fremont Speedway ($5,000)
2016 FAST “305” Series
Night 1: Friday, April 22nd Attica Raceway Park
Night 2: Saturday, April 23rd Fremont Speedway
Night 3: Friday, May 13th Attica Raceway Park ($1,000)
Night 4: Saturday, May 14th Fremont Speedway
Night 5: Sunday, May 29th Fremont Speedway ($1,000)
Night 6: Friday, June 10th Attica Raceway Park
Night 7: Sunday, July 3rd Waynesfield Raceway Park ($1,000)
Night 8: Friday, July 15th Limaland Motorsports Park ($1,000)
Night 9: Friday, July 29nd Attica Raceway Park
Night 10: Saturday, July 30th Fremont Speedway
Night 11: Friday, August 19th Attica Raceway Park
Night 12: Saturday, August 20th Mercer Raceway Park ($1,000)
Night 13: Saturday, August 27th Butler Speedway ($1,000)
Night 14: Friday, Sept 16th Fremont Speedway
LOCKED & LOADED: Swindell to Contest Over 60 Events in 2016
Big Game Treestands & GoMuddy.com help sprint car legend race coast-to-coast
CARLISLE, PA. - January 29, 2016 - Though the record books say he is one of the most successful and seasoned sprint car racers ever, Sammy Swindell has a rookies level of excitement heading into the 2016 season.
"The schedule ended up being a bit more than I thought it would be," said Swindell, driver of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1 machine for CJB Motorsports. "However, when you get to looking at things and the way the races fall, there were a lot of things that made sense for us. A lot of tracks had some nice weekend shows. Those two day events make it easier on the traveling side."
After a successful limited schedule in 2015 with the Pennsylvania based team, the Germantown, Tenn. native will expand his slate of races to include over 60 nights of racing under the CJB banner.
Swindell will begin the season in tandem with teammate David Gravel by racing down in Florida with the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida as well as neighboring Volusia Speedway Park.
From there, the #1 team will follow the World of Outlaws as they venture west across southern Texas, Las Vegas and into California.
Beginning in April, Swindell will barnstorm throughout the Midwest, racing with the World of Outlaws as well as the FVP National Sprint League. This type of schedule will continue on as Swindell and the #1 team will take on tracks like Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and the Jackson (Minnesota) Motorplex.
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The famed "Month of Money" will begin with a three-day tilt at Eldora Speedway in mid-July. From there, stops for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup race at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pennsylvania and the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway dot the schedule. $20,000 is on the line in the annual Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 near Pevely, Missouri in early August but all eyes turn to the most prestigious sprint car race in the world, the FVP Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, August 10th thru the 13th.
As an added bonus, Swindell will return to the annual Jackson Nationals to defend his crown in the $25,000-to-win event. The driver of the #1 machine swept both nights of racing action at the racy half-mile oval in 2015.
In the fall, stops at the Morgan Hughes National Open at Williams Grove Speedway and the World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte close out a jam packed season of racing for the #1 machine.
"We're looking forward to this schedule," said Swindell, "We're not racing for points so that takes some of the pressure off. You may see us run up front near one night and then towards the back the next. That's because we will have the ability to test and try new things. The 'Month of Money' will be an exciting time and I think we will be very competitive. We've got some opportunities to do well. Overall, we're looking forward to contributing some notes and building a stronger team."
2016 Sammy Swindell /CJB Motorsports Schedule
5 (Friday) Ocala (Bubba Raceway) ASCoC
6 (Saturday) Ocala (Bubba Raceway) ASCoC
10 (Wednesday) Volusia Speedway Park ASCoC
11 (Thursday) Volusia Speedway Park ASCoC
12 (Friday) Volusia Speedway Park WoO
13 (Saturday) Volusia Speedway Park WoO
14 (Sunday) Volusia Speedway Park WoO
26 (Friday) Cotton Bowl Speedway WoO
27 (Saturday) Royal Purple Speedway WoO
3 (Thursday) The Dirt Track at Las Vegas WoO
4 (Friday) The Dirt Track at Las Vegas WoO
6 (Sunday) Arizona Speedway WoO
11 (Friday) Thunderbowl Raceway WoO
12 (Saturday) Thunderbowl Raceway WoO
18 (Friday) Stockton Dirt Track WoO
19 (Saturday) Stockton Dirt Track WoO
9 (Saturday) 34 Raceway NSL
22 (Friday) Devil's Bowl Speedway WoO
23 (Saturday) Devil's Bowl Speedway WoO
29 (Friday) Salina Highbanks Speedway WoO
30 (Saturday) I-55 Pevely WoO
6 (Friday) Eldora Speedway WoO
7 (Saturday) Eldora Speedway WoO
18 (Wednesday) Lincoln Speedway WoO
20 (Friday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO
21 (Saturday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO
27 (Friday) Farmington NSL
28 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway NSL
29 (Sunday) State Fair NSL
3 (Friday) Jackson Motorplex NSL
4 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway NSL
10 (Friday) Knoxville Raceway WoO
11 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway WoO
17 (Friday) Jackson Motorplex NSL
18 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway NSL
24 (Friday) Jackson Motorplex WoO
25 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway NSL
1 (Friday) Knoxville Raceway NSL
2 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway NSL
8 (Friday) Cedar Lake Speedway WoO
9 (Saturday) Cedar Lake Speedway WoO
12 (Tuesday) Attica Raceway Park WoO
14 (Thursday) Eldora Speedway WoO
15 (Friday) Eldora Speedway WoO
16 (Saturday) Eldora Speedway WoO
19 (Tuesday) Lernerville Speedway WoO
22 (Friday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO
23 (Saturday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO
5 (Friday) I-55 Pevely WoO
6 (Saturday) I-55 Pevely WoO
8 (Monday) Oskaloosa Front Row Challenge NSL
10 (Wednesday) Knoxville Raceway KVNL
11 (Thursday) Knoxville Raceway KVNL
12 (Friday) Knoxville Raceway KVNL
13 (Saturday) Knoxville Raceway KVNL
2 (Friday) Jackson Motorplex NSL
3 (Saturday) Jackson Motorplex NSL
4 (Sunday) Jackson Motorplex NSL
16 (Friday) Clay County Fair Speedway WoO
17 (Saturday) US 36 Raceway WoO
23 (Friday) Eldora Speedway WoO
24 (Saturday) Lernerville Speedway WoO
29 (Thursday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO
30 (Friday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO
1 (Saturday) Williams Grove Speedway WoO
27 (Thursday) The Dirt Track At Charlotte WoO
28 (Friday) The Dirt Track At Charlotte WoO
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Reserved seats on sale for Brad Doty Classic at Attica
By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – While the finishing touches are being made to the 2016 racing schedule for Attica Raceway Park, one date has had fans across the region excited – Tuesday, July 12. That’s when the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series returns to “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant for the 28th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics.
The Brad Doty Classic has become one of the “must win” races on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule. While also honoring one of the best drivers who ever strapped into a sprint car, the event has also created some of the best racing highlights in the sport’s history since its inception in 1989 at Attica Raceway Park (fans remember local racer Alvin Roepke screaming “Holy moley, I won the Doty,” in victory lane at Attica in 2002).
The Brad Doty Classic returns to Attica Raceway Park after a 10 year run at Limaland Motorsports Park. The move back to Attica came about after a collaborative effort with Limaland and Attica officials along with Doty and the World of Outlaws.
“I can’t express my thanks enough to all my friends at Ohio Logistics, Racing Optics, UNOH and Callies Performance Products for their continued support! Also, thanks to Dr. Jeff Jarvis and the crew at Limaland Motorsports Park, John Bores and Rex LeJeune and all their staff at Attica Raceway Park and the World of Outlaws for all the work they have done to make this race so special. The amount of encouragement from the fans and race teams for the move back to Attica has been heartwarming and I can’t wait for July to get here,” said Doty
“The amount of fan interest in the Brad Doty Classic returning to Attica has been fantastic. We have expanded the reserved seating area and added a hotline for fans,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park."
Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics will go on sale Monday, Feb. 1. The top 10 rows in Sections A through J will be reserved seating. Reserved seats are $35 (add $2 per ticket if using a credit card and $1 per order if mailed in United States.). A seating chart is located at www.atticaracewaypark.com in the seating chart tab at the top – open the seating chart and click on the desired section (seats in blue are already reserved). Fans can call the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics ticket hotline at 567-342-2913.
Fans are also reminded the Brad Doty Classic has a rain date of Wednesday, July 13.
Brad Doty Classic Winners
1989 – Steve Kinser
1990 – Jack Hewitt
1991 – Bobby Allen
1992 – Rained Out
1993 – Mark Keegan
1994 – Danny Smith
1995 – Randy Kinser
1996 – Dale Blaney
1997 – Tyler Walker
1998 – Jeff Shepard
1999 – Butch Schroeder
2000 – Kelly Kinser
2001 – Danny Smith (2)
2002 – Alvin Roepke
2003 – Dean Jacobs
2004 – Greg Wilson
2005 – Stevie Smith
2006 – Joey Saldana
2007 – Jac Haudenschild
2008 – Jason Meyers
2009 – Steve Kinser (2)
2010 – Dale Blaney (2)
2011 – Donny Schatz
2012 – Kerry Madsen
2013 – Donny Schatz (2)
2014 – Paul McMahan
2015 – Rained Out
ASCoC 410 SPRINT SERIES HEADED TO LEBANON VALLEY
All Star Circuit Of Champions Will Thunder Around High Banks
January 22, 2016 (West Lebanon, NY) – For over 30 years fans have seen some of the best 410 Sprint Car drivers race around the high banks of Lebanon Valley Speedway with blistering speeds. In 2016 fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early to witness the first ever appearance of Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit Of Champions on August 21st in what promises to be anything but your grandfather’s typical sprint car race at the valley of speed.
Lebanon Valley Speedway has offered race fans a major 410 sprint car race each year going back many years, which had typically flown the WoO (World Of Outlaws) Sprint banner. In the summer of 2016 sanction names may change for the event, but action will remain red hot with a breath of fresh air courtesy of the Artic Cat All-Star Circuit Of Champions.
“When I was in Alabama visiting a race last spring, Tony Stewart asked me if I’d consider it at Lebanon. I thought it’s time for something new, a change one could say, and we agreed to give it a shot,” said Lebanon Valley Owner Howard Commander.
Tony Stewart acquired the ASCoC Sprint Series in January of 2015 when he struck a deal with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour. It was a concept forged during meetings to build a super speedway back in the late 60’s, but in 1970 became one of the first and oldest traveling winged sprint tours in the United States. ‘Smoke’ is only the 4th owner of the ASCoC Sprint Tour, with others including Bud Miller (1970-1979), Bert Emick (1980-2002), and Guy Webb (2003-2015).
Fans can expect to see familiar faces, surprise drivers, super fast speeds, talents they may not have witnessed before, and a diverse field of skills battling it out for the $7,000 to win top prize. There’s also a healthy $1,000 to start so making the 24 car starting field will be challenging to all drivers, with qualifying spots at a premium. Have no fear though; Mr. Commander isn’t afraid to spend some green for the fans if they prefer to see a few more cars added to the starting field.
While a comprehensive list of drivers making an appearance is being formed some skilled winged warriors who competed in the ASCoC Sprint Tour last season include Dale Blaney, Cody Darrah, Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, Sheldon Haudenschild, and popular PA sprint driver Ryan Smith to name a few.
One name that will be on hand for sure is Tony Stewart who will make his first visit back to Lebanon Valley Speedway since mid summer in 2014. Stewart has made frequent visits to the Valley in the past to compete; however this trip he will be in an official’s capacity for his highly successful grass roots sprint series.
Don’t miss out on the final race of the Northeast swing for the ASCoC Sprint Tour at Lebanon Valley Speedway August 21, 2016. Tickets are available now for this historic event, which will give fans time trials, heat races, B-Main, dash, and an eye candy A-Main that’ll make your mouth water.
Also included on the card that evening will be the stars and cars of the 358 Small Block Modified division. Bragging rights will be on the line in a 24-lap showdown that should include some high bank heavy hitters, such as Kenny Tremont, JR Heffner, Wayne Jelley, Brett Haas, and Jason Herrington to name a few.
Prices are $25 general admission, $27 reserved seating, $44 VIP climate controlled tower, $7 for children, $30 for the pits with a license, and $35 for the pits without a license.
To obtain tickets in advance of August 21, 2016, please contact speedway offices at 518-794-9606, 518-794-9965, or visit the website at www.lebanonvalley.com. Lebanon Valley can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
All-Star Circuit Of Champions Sprint Tour can be found at www.allstarsprint.com or through social media on Facebook and Twitter.
Please note the annual infield pit party will again take place in turns 3 and 4 with parking for pick-ups, Sprints will pit on the drag strip as normal, and no mufflers will be on the racecars so be prepared and bring ear protection if needed.
Cody Bova Will Follow F.A.S.T. Full-Time in 2016
Struthers, Ohio (January 18, 2016) - Defending Mercer Raceway Park “Outlaw Sprint Warriors” champion Cody Bova will not chase a second consecutive championship, but instead commit to the entire Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) “305” Championship Series schedule in 2016. The Struthers, Ohio, native spent most of his 2015 season racing throughout western Pennsylvania, but will now turn his attention toward northwest Ohio on a near weekly basis.
“I am more than grateful for this opportunity” Cody Bova said, “A lot of people helped make this happen and I can’t thank them enough for their support. We’ve been tossing around the idea for a long time, but now we can make it a reality.”
Cody Bova, driver of the Bova Racing, J.S. Bova Excavating, AIMI Product Imagining, LLC., Richardson Tree Service, BC Contracting, No. 20B, will race head-to-head with some of the most talented open wheel racers in the region during his F.A.S.T. campaign, aiming to claim “Rookie of the Year” honors, as well as fight toward a series championship.
“We had an opportunity to race against the F.A.S.T. guys some last year” Bova explained, “It didn’t take us long to figure out that they are very good. Racing with that level of competition will help me improve as a driver. We lack some experience in that area, but we’ll try our best to learn quickly and get ourselves up front.”
In conjunction with the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title “410” Championship Series, the F.A.S.T. organization sanctioned 11, 305 sprint car events in 2015, traveling to three different dirt facilities in northwest Ohio. Fremont Speedway and Attica Raceway Park hosted a combined ten programs, with Waynesfield Raceway Park hosting a lone event on Saturday, July 4th.
“We are molding our entire upcoming season around the F.A.S.T. schedule” Bova said, “That is our main priority this year. We are excited to get started!”
Fremont/Attica Sprint Title officials plan to release their 2016 schedule in the near future. To learn more, visit F.A.S.T. live on the Web at www.fastondirt.com.
EIGHT INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED AS "CLASS OF 2016" FOR NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (January 12, 2016) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2016. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 4, during the twenty-seventh annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are:
Drivers: Dale Blaney, Frankie Kerr, Gus Linder.
Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors: Roy "Bud" Grimm (Jr.), Shirley Kear Valentine.
Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors: Doug Clark, Gene Crucean.
Pre-1945: Mark Light.
According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation executive director Bob Baker, "I know I say this every year, but we truly are very proud of the work done by our 72-member National Induction Committee. I think we have a great group of inductees this year, with most being honored in their lifetime. We look forward to our twenty-seventh induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 4."
Wade Nygaard - 20 Consecutive Years of Winning with NOSA
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (January 11) - It's no secret that 2015 was a banner year for Wade Nygaard. The pilot of the Auto Finance Super Center #9N celebrated his 25th anniversary campaign by picking up his 250th career win at Devils Lake Speedway on May 30th and by season's end, Nygaard scored his eighth NOSA championship.
But there was another striking stat from the 2015 season. When Nygaard grabbed his first victory of the year at Buffalo River Race Park on May 24th, that made it 20 consecutive years where the Grand Forks, ND driver had earned a trip to victory lane with the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association. The streak that dates back to 1996, where Nygaard claimed his first NOSA win at the Marshall County Fairgrounds on July 7th, looks to have no end in sight as Nygaard will enter the 2016 season as the series’ defending champion.
The driver with the second longest active winning streak is Mark Dobmeier, who has 16 consecutive years with a NOSA win under his belt.
Most Consecutive Winning Years:
Wade Nygaard: 20 (1996-2015)
Mark Dobmeier: 16 (2000-2015)
Casey Mack: 10 (2006-2015)
Lou Kennedy Jr.: 9 (2004-2012)
Bobby Martin: 8 (1996-2003)
All Star Circuit of Champions Welcomes Arctic Cat® as Title Sponsor in 2016
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 11, 2016) – Arctic Cat, a world leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles and side-by-sides, will be the title sponsor of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series in 2016. The All Star Circuit of Champions is one of the oldest traveling sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing.
Arctic Cat’s involvement in the series will play a significant role on and off the racetrack, increasing awareness of the All Star Circuit of Champions, owned by NASCAR premier series champion Tony Stewart. The newly named Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make its 2016 debut Feb. 5 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.
“All of us at Arctic Cat are thrilled to be the title sponsor of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016,” said Greg Williamson, chief marketing officer, Arctic Cat. “Tony Stewart has long been a member of the Arctic Cat family and the association on the grassroots level is a great fit for our brand. Expect to see many of our products on display at a large number of All Star events in 2016.”
The Wildcat, Arctic Cat’s high-performance, high-powered side-by-side, will be showcased at numerous All Star events. Riders will participate in Wildcat exhibitions, racing head-to-head on the same racing surface as the All Star Circuit of Champions. Arctic Cat representatives will be in attendance regularly over the course of the season, displaying current and new models, as well as conducting ride-and-drive events for race fans.
“We cannot thank Arctic Cat, Greg Williamson, Mark Miller and their entire team enough for their support of the All Stars,” Stewart said. “We look forward to growing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and promoting the Arctic Cat brand throughout the year. I might even participate in a few ride-and-drive events with the fans.”
In addition, Arctic Cat will award all-terrain vehicles to the top-three drivers in the final 2016 All Star Circuit of Champions standings. The 2016 All Star champion will receive a 150cc Alterra ATV, with second and third place each receiving a 90cc Alterra ATV. A random drawing will be conducted during the championship banquet, awarding another 90cc Alterra ATV to a full-time All Star competitor. Arctic Cat will also provide products to be used by All Star officials and technicians on race day, including Alterra ATVs and a Prowler.
Lasoski Victorious in Winter Heat Finale at Cocopah, Stewart Claims Event Title
SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 9, 2016) - Two faces familiar to Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Victory Lane stood atop the podium on Saturday during the 2nd edition of the marquee event at Cocopah Speedway.
Danny Lasoski, who captured the inaugural title in 2015, led the final 29 laps of the finale to score his first victory of the year. Meanwhile, Shane Stewart, who won back-to-back features entering Saturday, charged from 19th to seventh place to garner the 2016 championship by eight points over Dale Blaney.
"We didn't really change a whole lot from our package that we had last year," Stewart said. "The main thing was we came here and raced. We got ourselves back in the groove. I think this will help us going to Florida (next month to start the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season)."
The feature began with Lasoski quickly advancing to second place from his fourth starting position. He then passed Greg Hodnett, who led the first lap, with a slide job entering turn three on Lap 2.
The lone caution of the race came on Lap 6 as polesitter Jason Johnson, who was running third, spun exiting turn two. Lasoski quickly built a sizable advantage following the restart and Daryn Pittman wasted little time passing Hodnett for the runner-up position.
Traffic came into play on Lap 11 and remained heavy until the checkered flag. With Lasoski mired behind traffic on the bottom groove, Pittman inched to the top of the track in turns three and four and reeled in the leader - a scene eerily similar to Friday night, when Stewart used a late-race pass by powering around the top groove to steal the victory from Lasoski.
"I wasn't going to let that happen twice," Lasoski said. "I knew what I did last night was completely driver error. We had a really good race car tonight. Hopefully we can come back next year."
Pittman closed within a car length of Lasoski on multiple occasions, but was unable to make a bid for the lead. Pittman settled for a second-place finish, which was his best result of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.
"We made some changes there for the feature that, man, made all the difference in the world," said Pittman, who placed third in the event standings. "I was really good on the top in (turns) three and four and then it got really clean. It started to rubber a little on the bottom in (turn) three and four. If it hadn't done that I thought we had a shot at it, especially in traffic."
Hodnett rounded out the podium, which wrapped up a fourth-place result in the standings.
"We put different bars, different shocks on it for the feature and just weren't good enough," he said. "The other guys were way better. We're fortunate to come out of here with another top three."
While the battle up front was intense, Stewart's charge through the field was impressive. His Larson Marks Racing team was forced to change an engine following a qualifier and Stewart narrowly made it onto the track in time for a B Main, where a runner-up finish transferred him into the 19th starting position for the main event.
"We struggled a little bit," he said. "Our team is really good. They just put their heads down when we have a little bit of an issue and just get through it."
Stewart advanced inside the top 10 by Lap 11 of the feature and he gained three more positions during the second half of the feature. That kept him in the lead of the championship standings, which paid $4,000 to win thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies.
Blaney, Pittman, Hodnett and Lasoski, who, respectively, placed second through fifth in the event standings, each received $1,500.
Blaney finished fourth in Saturday's main event with NASCAR star Kasey Kahne in fifth.
Logan Schuchart was sixth with Stewart, Roger Crockett, Trey Starks and Dominic Scelzi rounding out the top 10, respectively.
Logan Forler, Terry McCarl, Lasoski, Jason Solwold and Johnson each won a heat race with Joey Saldana, Kahne, Starks, Bill Balog and Bud Kaeding claiming a qualifier. Rico Abreu and Aaron Reutzel were triumphant in the twin B Mains.
Saturday's event began with a special announcement as Henry Van Dam received the Big Al Sportsmanship Award, which was established for this year's event in honor of Al Tschider. Tschider founded the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation, which was created to provide motor sports trips and racing opportunities for children battling life-threatening conditions and illnesses, and he passed away suddenly last August.
"He was able to do a lot of special things for kids that were just amazing," Van Dam said. "To win the award is awesome because I know how much effort he put into the foundation and to be a part of that is huge."
NOTES : Greg Hodnett was awarded $1,000 by Here 2 Wire, Inc., for earning the most passing points throughout the event. … Shark Racing (drivers Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen) garnered $500 from Here 2 Wire, Inc., for the long haul award. … Shane Stewart was awarded a $250 gift card from SpeedMart and a $75 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the Hard Charger Award winner. … Jacob Allen received $150 from Ron's Lawn Service in Sharpsville, Pa., for being the first non-qualifier in the first B Main. … Ryan Smith and Paul McMahan captured $100 each from Carlile Transportation Heavy Haul Division in Anchorage, Alaska, and Tacoma, Wash., for placing sixth in a B Main. … Logan Forler earned a $50 certificate from TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants for being the first non-qualifier in the second B Main. … Aaron Reutzel's car owner Shane Liebig won a $150 gift card to Outback Steakhouse in the SpeedMart fuel draw.
JAN. 9 RESULTS -
A Main (30 laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski (4); 2. 9k-Daryn Pittman (3); 3. 121-Greg Hodnett (2); 4. 1b-Dale Blaney (9); 5. 4-Kasey Kahne (5); 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart (8); 7. 2-Shane Stewart (19); 8. 11c-Roger Crockett (10); 9. 55t-Trey Starks (6); 10. 41s-Dominic Scelzi (12); 11. 83-Joey Saldana (14); 12. 21b-Brian Brown (20); 13. 24-Terry McCarl (7); 14. 24r-Rico Abreu (17); 15. 17a-Austin McCarl (11); 16. 1g-Christopher Bell (22); 17. 68-Chase Johnson (15); 18. 88n-D.J. Netto (13); 19. 55-Aaron Reutzel (18); 20. 18-Jason Solwold (21); 21. 7t-Tasker Phillips (24); 22. 17b-Bill Balog (23); 23. 6g-Bryan Gossel (16); 24. 41-Jason Johnson (1).
(Top 30 in passing and finishing points in the heat races were inverted in the qualifiers. The top 16 in passing and finishing points following the qualifiers locked into the A Main.)
UNOFFICIAL FINAL POINTS 1. Shane Stewart 920; 2. Dale Blaney 912; 3. Daryn Pittman 887; 4. Greg Hodnett 864; 4. Danny Lasoski 864; 6. Joey Saldana 852; 7. Terry McCarl 803; 8. D.J. Netto 777; 9. Christopher Bell 767; 10. Brian Brown 738; 11. Craig Dollansky 730; 12. Rico Abreu 725; 13. Ryan Smith 716; 14. Paul McMahan 714; 15. Jason Johnson 702; 15. Tasker Phillips 702; 17. Jason Solwold 685; 18. Austin McCarl 672; 19. Roger Crockett 671; 20. Tanner Thorson 666; 21. Logan Forler 664; 22. Chase Johnson 642; 23. Aaron Reutzel 626; 24. Robbie Price 614; 25. Wayne Johnson 597; 26. Henry Van Dam 584; 27. Steve Kinser 578; 28. Michael Kofoid 570; 29. Jacob Allen 562; 30. Kyle Larson 561; 31. Skylar Gee 554; 32. Bill Balog 552; 33. Trey Starks 550; 34. Dominic Scelzi 537; 35. Logan Schuchart 500; 36. Parker Price-Miller 499; 37. Bryan Gossel 485; 38. Bud Kaeding 448; 39. Willie Croft 429; 40. Seth Bergman 420; 41. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 392; 42. Danny Wood 385; 43. Jim Moughan Jr. 358; 44. Johnny Herrera 346; 45. Bryan Clauson 321; 46. Kasey Kahne 294; 47. Justin Henderson 202; 48. Reece Goetz 2.