Kyle Hirst triumphant at last during a thrilling non-stop 40-lap Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial
By: Jacob Perkins & Elijah Jones
Chico, CA – April 30, 2016…After trying for over 10-years to win the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial and suffering through heart break multiple times before Paradise, CA driver Kyle Hirst finally put the bad luck to rest on Saturday night and scored his first career victory at the prestigious event.
The win for Hirst was also another personal milestone and tied him for fifth on the all-time King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series win list with Tyler Walker. It marked his 17th career KWS triumph. The entire night was one that nobody in attendance will ever forget and was certainly one for the ages. The 40-lap main event went non-stop and took under 10 minutes to complete.
“I’ve wanted to win this race for so long and to finally do it is such a special feeling,” Hirst said. “I’ve been close before and something would always happen, so that final lap was definitely nerve racking. Racing with a guy like Sean Becker for the win is always fun and to get it done like that is something I’ll always remember. I can’t thank the Tarlton family and Dennis & Roth enough for the opportunity. I don’t think I’ll get much sleep tonight after that one! I hope all you fans enjoyed that show tonight, because it sure was exciting.”
The A-Main event saw Kyle Hirst hold off Sean Becker in a thrilling race and finish. The victory was Hirst's first behind the wheel of the Tarlton Motorsports #21X and also received an extra $1000 for winning the A-main courtesy Rico Abreu Racing and $500 courtesy of Roth Motorsports, giving him a minimum of $4500 worth of winnings for the night.
Becker would cross the line second in the Menne Motorsports #75, with the Abreu Vineyards #24 of Rico Abreu rounding out the podium in the third spot. Justin Sanders had a solid run in the 4th position. Willie Croft scored a top five finish with his 5th place effort. While Shane Golobic finished 6th, Bud Kaeding 7th, Justyn Cox 8th, Jonathan Allard 9th, and DJ Netto Rounded out the Top Ten.
Rico Abreu started the night out with the fastest lap around the Silver Dollar Speedway with a lap of 11.849. He earned $1000 cash courtesy of Kyle Larson Racing, Manny & Gloria Avilla, Petersen Media, Mancamp Motorsports, John Luther, and David Anderson.
Rico Abreu, Willie Croft, Andy Forsberg, and Sean Becker claimed heat race victories. Each heat winner earned $500 cash courtesy of Rico Abreu Racing, plus a Right Rear Tire & Five Sleeves of tear offs courtesy of Hoserville, and a small trophy to give to a young fan in the grandstands courtesy of Arnolds for Awards, Inc.
Sean Becker won the dash & claimed $500 cash from Rico Abreu Racing. Justyn Cox was victorious in the last chance qualifier & earned $1000 cash also courtesy of Rico Abreu Racing.
Cory Eliason picked up the $1000 hard charger award courtesy of Rico Abreu Racing. Eliason started in the 18th spot and passed seven cars to finish 11th. Richard Brace Jr. was awarded the $300 Hard Luck Award after suffering from Engine problems in the B-Main event. That award came courtesy of Dan & Laurel Belton.
The King of the West Sprint Car Series returns to action next Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway for points race #3. The tour will be back at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday June 4th for the fourth annual David Tarter Memorial.
26th Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Results – Silver Dollar Speedway April 30th
A-main: 1. 21X Kyle Hirst, 2. 75 Sean Becker, 3. 24 Rico Abreu, 4. 17 Justin Sanders, 5. 29 Willie Croft, 6. 22 Shane Golobic, 7. 0 Bud Kaeding, 8. 31C Justyn Cox, 9. 3C Jonathan Allard, 10. 88N D.J. Netto, 11. 5H Cory Eliason, 12. 11 Roger Crockett, 13. 19 Colby Copeland, 14. 68 Chase Johnson, 15. 21P Robbie Price, 16. 19W Keith Bloom, 17. 25 Bobby McMahan, 18. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 19. M21 Kalib Henery, 20. 92 Andy Forsberg, 21. 12 Jarrett Soares, 22. 00 Jason Statler
Weather Forces Cancellation of the Party at the Path Season Opener
SPRING RUN, Pa. (May 1, 2015) – With rain falling and precipitation expected throughout the day, racing action has been cancelled at the Path Valley Speeedway for Fred Rahmer Promotions 410 Sprint Car and 600cc Micro Sprint Party at the Path season opener.
Fred Rahmer Promotions staff and Path Valley Speedway representatives are currently working to secure an additional date to complete the expected three race series.
Fremont Speedway cancels April 30 races
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Saturday, April 30, 2016
FREMONT, Ohio – With weather forecasts calling for rain beginning in the afternoon and lasting throughout the night, Fremont Speedway has cancelled racing for Saturday, April 30.
“The forecast calls for rain to start about 3 this afternoon and continue all night. We have some teams from the Pennsylvania and Indiana areas that are following the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series and I would hate for them to tow over here and then have it rain. We are off to a fantastic start for the 2016 season and we will continue that momentum next week,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.
Fremont Speedway will continue its 65th anniversary season on Saturday, May7 with Smith Family Foods Night featuring the Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS). The non-wing series will be kicking off its season at “The Track That Action Built.” The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, McCullough Industries 602 Late Models and Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will also be in action.
The May 7 event will also showcase the up-and-coming racers of the go-karters who will have their machines on display along the midway.
Wet Weather Claims Another Race Date at Mercer Raceway Park
(Mercer, PA April 29, 2016): Persistent rains saturated the grounds and the forecast calls for more moisture to fall on Mercer Raceway Park, forcing a cancellation of the racing program which was to be held on April 30. Track management has yet to determine when there will be a make-up date for the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club night. Racing will resume on May 7, with another Saturday Night Live! event, featuring all seven divisions in the unique two-staged format.
Coming up on May 14 will be the only appearance of the Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars. Another popular event on the horizon will be the Mo Vaughn Transit Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. That will feature the Sprint Cars racing without their wings on May 28. These will be can’t miss events!
Arctic Cat All Star Appearance at Atomic Speedway Postponed Again until Saturday, June 4;
Action at Bedford Speedway Will Follow on Sunday, June 5
INDIANAPOLIS (April 29, 2016) - With weather forec
asts predicting high chances of precipitation in the Chillicothe, Ohio-area during most of the day tomorrow, April 30, mixed in with already heavily saturated grounds, Atomic Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have agreed to postpone the upcoming weekend’s scheduled program to Saturday, June 4. The reschedul
ed date will set up a doubleheader for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions travelers, concluding with a return to the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, June 5.
“We haven’t had much luck with weather so far this spring, but I’m sure things will change,” explained Brad McCown, Atomic Speedway promoter. “We wanted to give our fans and race teams enough time to make alternate plans this weekend. With the weather being an obvious factor, postponing ahead of time gives people an opportunity to save on travel and costs. We hope to see everyone here on June 4.”
Updated information regarding the June 4 program at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, will be posted at a later date.
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now turn their attention toward a Western Pennsylvania doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14. “America’s Series” will visit the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, on Friday evening, May 13, all before trekking less than an hour north to the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, May 14. Each event will award a $5,000 top prize and feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program. Additional updates will be posted in the coming weeks. Stay tuned online at www.lernerville.com and www.mercerracewaypark.com.
Persistent rain forces another Attica Raceway Park cancellation
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Friday, April 29, 2016
By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – Mother Nature has not been kind to Attica Raceway Park. Persistent morning rains Friday, April 29 forced the cancellation of racing for “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant.
“It just kept raining and the grounds were already saturated and with the low temperatures and humidity there just wouldn’t be enough time to get things dried out to get the racing in. Believe me, we want to race just as bad as everyone else,” said Rex LeJeune, ARP Director of Operations.
Attica Raceway Park will try again on Friday, May 6 with the first event of the ARP/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Challenge Series. The Fremont Fence 305 Sprints and dirt trucks will also be in action. The Vintage Auto Racing Club will also be on hand with their restored race cars.
Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night at Mercer Raceway Park
(Mercer, PA April 27, 2016): This Saturday, April 30, will be Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night at
Mercer Raceway Park. Due to the generosity of Elder Tractor Sales & Service, all member in good standing will be admitted free of charge to the grandstand area. They will enjoy a Saturday Night Live! racing program that will consist of seven superb classes of race cars on the tricky oval. Club members and all other fans are invited to arrive early, by 5:30 p.m., to see the first three divisions, which will include the Junior Sprints under the Elder Tractor Sales & Service banner. Or, they can come in later, at 7 p.m., to see the thunderous four star nightcap.
A pair of Brandons--Matus and Spithaler--have triumphed in the 410 Sprint Cars so far this season. But those daring young men will have plenty of competition. Former champions like Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Eric Williams have logged top five finishes. Veteran Scott Priester and Outlaw Sprint
Warrior graduate Michael Bauer have been in the thick of the action, too. A.J. Flick is looking for that elusive first win at the Park, so he will be ready to take on all comers.
Defending divisional champion Jimmy Holden has taken both wins in the 358 Modifieds, but rival Kyle Fink has been second twice. Will this be the week that he can move up a notch? Lonnie Riggs has a pair of top five finishes, and Michael Maresco had a career best Mercer finish, fourth, last
Jacob Gomola and Andy Priest have prevailed in the pair of Outlaw Sprint Warrior contests, but this division has been highly competitive.
Remember, that pit gates will open at 4 p.m., and grandstands at 4:30. The first green flag will fly at 5:30 for the Junior Sprints. They will be followed by the Mini Stocks and Modified Lites. Then, at 7 p.m., the action will switch to the Open Stocks, both Sprint Car classes, and the exciting 358 Modifieds.
The adult admission price will be $13, seniors (60+) $11, and students (9-15) $5. Children will be admitted free. The Family Pass will be just $28, and that
will be good for two adults and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.
Danny Dietrich Uses Late Pass to Win Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway
Arctic Cat All Stars Continue 2016 Campaign at Atomic Speedway on April 30
SELINSGROVE, Pa. (April 24, 2016) - “Double-D” Danny Dietrich ended the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win streak in Central Pennsylvania at two victories on Sunday evening by capturing the Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway.
For Dietrich, it was a sixth career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory and his first series win during competition at Selinsgrove.
Dietrich, who started on the outside of the front row, earned his spot in victory lane in dramatic fashion; driving under leader Dave Blaney with less than five circuits remaining. The driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, No. 48 withstood a total of four cautions during the main event, including red flag conditions on the initial start, and a fuel stop just before the halfway
mark to clinch the $5,000, Ray Tilley Classic top prize.
“Dave (Blaney) was really good early, and I just wasn’t,” explained Danny Dietrich. “We made some adjustments during the open red that made all of the difference in the world. This feels really good. He (Blaney) was long gone at the beginning; I couldn’t even see him. I just need to thank my guys again for all of their hard work these last few months, as well as a long list of others who put a lot of effort into this race team. I just couldn’t do it without them.”
Despite not taking command officially until lap 28, Danny Dietrich battled inside the top-three the entire feature program.
“Double-D” raced in the third spot for the first handful of circuits before the main event’s first yellow flag was displayed on lap five for a slowing Chad Kemenah. Kemenah, who was racing in the runner-up position, would go pit-side and not return, surrendering his position to Danny Dietrich.
Meanwhile, Dave Blaney controlled the pace on the very top edge of the speedway, opening to a near-six second lead during various segments of the main event.
Dietrich’s ride in the runner-up spot would not go unchallenged; chased and passed by Kraig Kinser during the lap five restart, all before regaining the second position on lap eight.
The battle between Kinser and Dietrich would last for several circuits until the event’s next yellow flag appeared on lap 13, ultimately resulting in the main event’s lone fuel stop.
Action resumed with Dave Blaney continuing his fast pace at the front of the field. Danny Dietrich chased the former World of Outlaws champion during the next dozen circuits before the final caution appeared on lap 25, setting up for what turned out to be a dramatic takeover. On lap 28, Dietrich pulled even with the “Buckeye Bullet,” eventually charging ahead of the familiar No. 71M. “Double-D” would go on to score the victory by nearly one second.
“I really didn’t know he was there, I thought we were fine,” said Dave Blaney. “My guys told me I had a pretty good lead, so I tried to drive those first three laps after that last caution as hard as I could, but he drove right up beside me and by me. I was really surprised. It’s unfortunate to lose it at the end. Regardless, we had a really good night.”
“I knew it was just a matter of time,” said Dietrich. “I could feel there was a little patch of rubber in three and four, as well as a little bit of moisture in the bottom of one and two. You had to hit them just right. You can’t lose any speed at this place. I think my guys were telling me to go to the top, but I didn’t want to give up on the bottom. I wouldn’t have any room to drive around him if I went to the top. I just want to thank everyone for coming out on a Sunday night and supporting this race. Great crowd on hand tonight and we all really appreciate it.”
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign on Saturday evening, April 30, with a return to the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The rescheduled program, originally intended to be the Arctic Cat All Star point season opener on Saturday, April 2, will include an appearance by the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS), setting up an ASCoC/OSCS duel in southern Ohio. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars will also be on the evening card, giving fans an ultimate open wheel experience.
A-Main (30 Laps) 1. Danny Dietrich; 2. Dave Blaney; 3. Mark Smith; 4. Dale Blaney; 5. Blane Heimbach; 6. Kraig Kinser; 7. Brent Marks; 8. Lucas Wolfe; 9. Sheldon Haudenschild; 10. Pat Cannon; 11. Ryan Smith; 12. Greg Hodnett; 13. Aaron Ott; 14. T.J. Michael; 15. Cap Henry; 16. Brock Zearfoss; 17. Caleb Helms; 18. Bradley Howard; 19. Ryan KIssinger; 20. Lee Jacobs; 21. Steve Buckwalter; 22. T.J. Stutts; 23. Tim Shaffer; 24. Chad Kemenah; 25. Caleb Armstrong.
Current Standings (4/24/2016):
1. Dale Blaney 720
2. Chad Kemenah 686
3. Sheldon Haudenschild 644
4. Ryan Smith 640
5. Cap Henry 632
5. T.J. Michael 632
7. Tim Shaffer 604
8. Lee Jacobs 582
9. Danny Holtgraver562
10. Caleb Helms 546
11. Brent Marks 538
12. Andrew Palker 498
13. Kraig Kinser 494
14. Caleb Armstrong 492
15. Bradley Howard 480
16. Kory Crabtree 442
Bud Kaeding Score First Career Placerville Speedway King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series Win
By Gary Thomas
Placerville, CA – April 23, 2016…Willie Croft’s late-race misfortune was certainly Bud Kaeding’s gain on Saturday night, when the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series officially kicked-off the 2016 season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway.
After winning the six-lap Dash to earn the pole in the feature Croft was able to hold command out front, all the while racing through heavy lapped traffic on the tight quarter-mile. Kaeding would keep him honest in traffic however, stalking the rear bumper of the familiar Holy Smokes BBQ No. 29 mount.
The pair raced closely together for a majority of the race, weaving in & out of the slower traffic, until the complexion of the main event changed on lap 25. As the leaders charged into turn one lapped cars ahead of them came together, leaving Croft nowhere to go, resulting in him making contact with the cars and coming to a stop.
It was a tough break for Croft, who had shown speed all night long. During the melee it looked as if multiple front runners would get caught up, but Croft was the lone victim in it. After inheriting the lead it was then clear sailing out front for Kaeding in the Williams Motorsports 0, who took the Ed Entz checkered flag by 1.135 seconds over Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan.
For Kaeding it marked his first ever series win at the track and the 13th overall of his KWS career, which gives him sole possession of ninth all-time. He now sits just one victory away from tying former World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers on the all-time series list. It was a solid way for the Campbell, CA driver to start out the season after missing out on the title by just 12-markers last year.
“It feels great to start out the season in victory lane and for it to be in Placerville is pretty cool,” Kaeding commented. “You can probably say that this hasn’t always been my favorite track, but to win championships you have to be good everywhere, so to win this race is huge for us. That was a tough break for Willie Croft to get caught up in traffic, because he was good all night. I can’t thank Morrie & Katie Williams enough for the opportunity to drive this car. We’ll now go on and try to win the Bradway again next week in Chico.”
The runner up effort for McMahan was his best King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series finish since the 2014 season.
The veteran began his Sprint Car career at the Placerville Speedway bullring way back in 1982, so it’s always a bit of a home-coming for the likable driver. McMahan is fresh off a year where he finished third in the KWS standings aboard the American Tool & MFG No. 25 Sprinter.
Chico’s Jonathan Allard charged from 14th to third in the feature. The three-time King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series champion looked strong in the 30-lapper and got faster as the race went on. Allard now moves on to next week’s Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial, an event he’s won five times before.
Penngrove’s Chase Johnson earned his career best KWS finish by running fourth. It was an impressive effort put together by the 20-year-old second-year series competitor and his Thomas Family Racing team. The top-five was rounded out by 16th starter Dominic Scelzi of Fresno. The 18-year-old made a nice rebound in the feature to earn a solid finish.
The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by 20th starter & Hard Charger in the feature Shane Golobic of Fremont, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Fresno’s Cory Eliason and Hanford’s DJ Netto. It was also a nice recovery by Netto, who had gotten into a spin following a chain reaction in front of him while running third on lap 16. Up to that point Netto had looked to be challenger for the leaders.
Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto captured the LCQ, with Croft claiming the Dash as noted. The three 10-lap heats were picked off by DJ Netto, Bobby McMahan and Willie Croft. Cory Eliason opened the night by setting fast time with a lap of 10.726 around the quarter-mile.
A-main: 1. Bud Kaeding, 2. Bobby McMahan, 3. Jonathan Allard, 4. Chase Johnson, 5. Dominic Scelzi, 6. Shane Golobic, 7. Jason Statler, 8. Colby Copeland, 9. Cory Eliason, 10. DJ Netto, 11. Kyle Hirst, 12. Brent Kaeding, 13. Mitchell Faccinto, 14. Robbie Price, 15. Sean Watts, 16. Kalib Henry, 17. Mason Moore, 18. Willie Croft, 19. Justyn Cox, 20. Jarrett Soares, 21. Justin Sanders, 22. Andy Forsberg.
\Wild Child, Moran, Boggs, Atomic Victors
By Scott Wolfe
CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-"The Wild Child" Jac Haudenschild of Millersburg, Ohio claimed the $2500 Ohio Sprint Car Series event at the Atomic Speedway Saturday over a stellar field of cars. Devin Moran, Dresden, Ohio claimed the AMRA Late Model main, Jackie Boggs of Grayson, Kentucky won the AMRA Modified feature, and Andy Trout took home top honors in the AMRA Sport Mod class.
Haudenschild, aboard the Jamie Miller 6m, took the early lead and except for the brief moment that Cale Thomas led, powered to the win. Cole Duncan came on fast late in the race, but ran out of laps, while Danny Smith passed for third with two laps to go.
Haudenschild said, "I haven't felt good in a car for a while and tonight this car was right. I saw the scoreboard and knew the 91, the 22, and the 4 were behind me so I knew I had to get up on the wheel. I'd like to thank Jamie and Larry and the team for getting this car right. They give me a ride whenever I need one and tonight it worked out for us all."
Duncan said, " I screwed up early and that cost me. I just ran out of time. The car was great at the finish so next week maybe we can pick up a spot and be here in victory lane."
"We were coming on at the end but Cole and Jac were just too far gone." said third place Danny Smith. "I love this track and love coming here. All these decals (sponsors) on the car is what makes it happen. Maybe we can come back next week and get the win."
Eddie Carrier, Jr. and Duane Chamberlain got the late race caution they were looking for in the AMRA Late Model main, butyoungster Devin Moran led every lap to bring home his first-ever Atomic Speedway win. Moran was running a 99F in memory of fallen race driver Charlie Floyd, whose family joined him in victory lane.
"It's great to finally get my first win here! I love this place! It's one of the first tracks my dad brought me to when I was little, so it is a special win."
Moran added, "This really isn't about me, but I ran the 99F tonight in memory of Charlie Floyd. What happened to Charlie wasn't all for nothing. It made all of us in this business think about safety and I dedicate this win to him."
410 Sprints Feature: Jac Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Danny Smith, Cale Thomas, Hunter Schuerenberg, Dallas Hewitt, Ryan Broughton, Jim Nier, Ryan Myers, Todd Kane, Beau Stewart, Mike Terry, Josh Davis, David Smith, Brandy Bower, Mark Imler, Nate Reeser, Wes McGlumphy, Mark Coleman, Ron Blair, Dean Kester
AMRA LATE MODELS) Feature: Devin Moran, Duane Chamberlain, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Rod Conley, R.J. Conley, Nick Latham, Billy Gullion, Greggie Oliver, Mike Benedum, Chris Shannon, Mark Frazier, Billy Staker, Ralph Withem, Rusty Yarger, Graeme Short, Mike Wilson, Brad Butler, Jason Montgomery, Delmas Conley, Paul Moore
Reed takes advantage of opportunity for Fremont Speedway win
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Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio – Byron Reed wasn’t planning on racing at Fremont Speedway Saturday. He was supposed to be at his son’s sporting event. But, circumstances changed and Reed ended up at “The Track That Action Built” and he proceeded to claim his 28th career victory.
Reed, the defending and six time 410 Sprint champion at Fremont, took the lead from Dean Jacobs with 10 laps remaining and held off a charging Craig Mintz to score the win on Tank’s Meats Night. Reed now ranks 15th on Fremont Speedway’s all-time win list.
“This is the first year in 27 years I decided I have to back it down a little bit and my family is getting busy and involved in all kinds of stuff. I don’t want to be a guy that missing all his kids’ stuff. I was going to miss the races tonight but about the middle of the night my son got sick so I figured I could stay home with him during the day and my wife could stay home with him during the night so I went racing,” said Reed.
“We are going to miss a couple of races in the next couple of weeks. But, we’ll be around….there’s no retirement date set. Just backing it down a little bit to do some stuff with the family,” added Reed.
“I do not like leading all this stuff like last week (he was passed on the last lap). I’d rather be the hunter than the hunted. I have to thank Crown Battery, Kistler Engines and Kistler Racing Products. And I want to thank all the fans….short track racing in Northwestern Ohio is making a come-back. I have to thank the crew at Fremont Speedway. They couldn’t have made the track any nicer,” concluded Reed.
The victory will have Reed atop the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service point standings. He is the defending and three time FAST Champion. The FAST Championship Series will have a double-header next weekend, competing at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, April 29 and Fremont on Saturday, April 30.
Fremont’s John Ivy took the lad on lap five and held on through a handful of restarts to drive to the victory in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. The victory is Ivy’s 51st at the track as he sits sixth on the all-time win list.
“I think we finally figured something out with this race car. I have to thank everyone who works on this….Joey, my brother, Sonny, Ronny, the Sipes family gives us great equipment, everybody that helps us out. This is so much fun right now…I hope we can keep it going,” said Ivy.
The win will put Ivy atop the JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro standings.
Chris Andrews and Parker Price Miller brought the field to green for the 30 lap 410 sprint feature with Andrews gaining the advantage. Price Miller would pressure Andrews while Broc Martin, Paige Polyak, Dean Jacobs and Reed battled right behind them. Price Miller would slide off the high side of turn two on lap five, allowing Jacobs to take second with Polyak, Reed and Martin in tow.
Andrews watched his lead disappear when the caution flew for a DJ Foos spin on lap six. On the restart Jacobs drove around Andrews for the lead with Reed, Polyak, Martin and Jody Keegan in pursuit. Jess Stiger would bring out the caution on lap eight. On the ensuing restart Andrews pressured Jacobs for the lead as Reed also challenged.
Reed would take the runner-up spot on lap 10 as Jacobs maintained his lead. Reed would slowly begin reeling Jacobs in and by the half-way point the pair were side by side. Meanwhile Andrews, Martin, Polyak, Keegan, Duane Zablocki and Craig Mintz were also closing.
Lapped traffic would come into play with 13 laps remaining which allowed Jacobs to maintain his lead over Reed, Andrews, Martin and Polyak. Reed would pounce on lap 20, diving low in turns three and four to take the lead.
Zablocki would bring out the caution with five laps to go with the running order Reed, Jacobs, Andrews, Martin and Mintz (up from 16th starting position). Mintz, who started 16th, would grab fourth with three laps to go as Jacobs challenged Reed for the lead. Jacobs’ run would end with two laps remaining as he coast to a stop, setting up a two lap battle to the checkers.
As the green reappeared, Reed would lead as Mintz drove around Andrews for second. Reed would stay glued to the bottom of track and drove to the win over Mintz, Andrews, Martin and Caleb Griffith.
Seth Schneider and Dustin Stroup paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature. Stroup would bolt into the lead with Ivy moving into second with Schneider, Paul Weaver, Alvin Roepke and Jason Keckler in tow. Ivy would battle with Stroup for a handful of laps before taking the lead on lap five.
Following a caution with six laps recorded for a Landon LaLonde spin, Ivy would start to pull away with Stroup, Schneider, Keckler, Roepke, Weaver, Nate Dussel and Bobby Clark trying to keep pace. Trevor Baker would bring out the caution on lap 11 and again on the restart. On the second attempt to go green, Steve Rando would experience problems.
When the green stayed out, Ivy would drive away from Stroup with Schneider trying to hold off Keckler, Roepke, Dussel and Luke Griffith. The car on the move was Dustin Dinan who had worked his way from 20th starting spot to eighth.
The final caution flew with 9 laps to go for Matt Foos wiping out a big lead for Ivy. On the restart Ivy would hold off Stroup with Schneider, Dussel, Keckler Roepke, Dinan and Clark keeping pace. As the laps ticked off Ivy began to pull away while Stroup ran comfortably in second while Schneider and Dussel battled for third.
Ivy would cruise to the win over Stroup, Schneider, Dussel and Dinan.
410 Sprints A-Main (30 Laps) 1. Byron Reed; 2. Craig Mintz; 3. Chris Andrews; 4. Broc Martin; 5. Caleb Griffith; 6. Paige Polyak; 7. Brian Smith; 8. Jody Keegan; 9. Trey Jacobs; 10. Tyler Gunn; 11. Stuart Brubaker; 12. Brian Lay; 13. Bill Rose; 14. Matt Westfall; 15. DJ Foos; 16. Adam Kekich; 17. Shawn Valenti; 18. Dean Jacobs; 19. Duane Zablocki; 20. Kirk Jeffries; 21. Parker Price-Miller; 22. Jess Stiger.
305 Sprints A-Main (25 Laps) 1. John Ivy; 2. Dustin Stroup; 3. Seth Schneider; 4. Nate Dussel; 5. Dustin Dinan; 6. Jason Keckler; 7. Alvin Roepke; 8. Bobby Clark; 9. Dan McCarron; 10. Paul Weaver; 11. Luke Griffith; 12. Tyler Street; 13. Jamie Miller; 14. Cody Bova; 15. Matt Foos; 16. Ricky Peterson; 17. Steve Rando; 18. Trevor Baker; 19. Landon Lalonde; 20. Josh Harrison.
Ian Madsen Wins Knoxville Tilt
Dusty Zomer Wins in 360’s and Christian Bowman Wins First in 305’s
by Bill Wright
Knoxville, IA, April 23, 2016 – Ian Madsen scored his sixth career win at the Knoxville Raceway in front of another big crowd on Earth Day Night Saturday.
The St. Mary’s, New South Wales driver hopes using a restart to shoot by Tim Kaeding for the $3,000 score in the KCP Racing #18 plants his own seeds towards a championship. Dusty Zomer led wire to wire to record his sixth career win in the 360 class, while Christian Bowman was a first-time winner at Knoxville in the 305 class.
In the 20-lap 410 main event, Davey Heskin jumped out to an early lead from his starting spot outside of row one ahead of Tim Kaeding, Madsen, Brian Brown and Justin Henderson. The top five remained the same the first half of the race until becoming mired in heavy traffic.
While Heskin was slowing a bit in traffic, Kaeding was gaining. He shot under the leader to take the point on lap eleven. One circuit later, Austin McCarl spun in turns three and four with a shredded left rear tire. Madsen, who had just taken over second from Heskin shot to the low side of turn one on the restart and slid in front of Kaeding to take the lead.
Brown followed Madsen by Heskin to take third on the restart, and then gained second from Kaeding on lap 14. He reeled in Madsen as the two approached traffic, but he was never close enough to make a serious attempt at the win. Kaeding held onto third, ahead of Bryan Clauson and Danny Lasoski, who grabbed fifth in the final corner. Heskin, Henderson, Craig Dollansky, Dusty Zomer and Mark Dobmeier rounded out the top ten. Henderson set quick time, while Zomer, Bronson Maeschen and Dobmeier won heat races. An incident in the first heat saw Josh Schneiderman get upside down. He was uninjured, and returned later in the night.
“(Heskin) was leading and the lapped traffic was pretty heavy,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “It’s difficult to know where to go. I can of had a plan (on the restart) and I was going for it 100%. I didn’t know if it was going to work, but we were really hungry for a win and it worked. We kind of struggled last week for the opening night and we were banging our heads against the wall all week. It’s awesome to come back, it doesn’t get any better than getting a win.”
The 360 feature went non-stop after an incident marred the first try at green. Ryan Roberts spun into the turn one wall and collected Randy Martin, who flipped towards turn two. Both drivers were o.k.
Once green, Dusty Zomer took off to lead all 18 laps, but there was plenty of action behind him. While John Agan rode second, Ian Madsen and Justin Henderson exchanged the third spot twice. Madsen would win that battle and take second on lap eight, but Clint Garner had plans of his own. The six-time track champ battled with Henderson before shooting from fifth to third on the tenth lap. His next victim was Madsen on lap 13. Though he was running hard, Zomer had checked out to win by a straightaway in the Buffalo Wild Wings #82
Following Zomer and Garner were Madsen, Henderson and Matt Moro. Nate Van Haaften, Tony Shilling, Agan, Jamie Ball and Joe Beaver rounded out the top ten. Henderson set quick time for the 360’s (tying with Garner), while Beaver, Martin and Lee Grosz won heats. Ricky Montgomery claimed the B main.
“With this 360 deal, our motor and car work really nice,” said Zomer. “The team is really working hard. We’ve been traveling quite a bit and that helps. We had a fast hot rod. It’s hard to judge how fast you really are when you get out front like that. I was just trying to get through traffic as best I could.”
The best battle in the 15-lap 305 feature was up front. Christian Bowman and Mitchell Alexander raced side by side for much of an event that was slowed by two cautions and a red flag incident. Trevor Smith and rookie AJ Johnson brought out the caution periods, while Brad Comegys turned over in turn one. No one was injured.
The 20-year-old Bowman used the low side to his advantage throughout the race in the Christian Bowman Racing #15, while Mitchell Alexander rode the cushion. In the closing stages, Bowman pulled away to win over Alexander, Mike Mayberry, Devin Kline and Chris Walraven. McKenna Haase, Stacey Alexander, Matthew Stelzer, Joe Simbro and Corey Kautz rounded out the top ten. Walraven set quick time for the 305’s, while Haase and Bowman won the heat races. Rookie Tyler Dollison lost a wheel and flipped hard into turn one in his heat race. He was uninjured.
“This is amazing!” said an excited Bowman in Victory Lane. “I have to thank my sponsors, my team and my Dad. What a night! It was fun. I hope the fans like it too!”
410 Results A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Ian Madsen (4); 2. Brian Brown (3); 3. Tim Kaeding (1); 4. Bryan Clauson (7); 5. Danny Lasoski (5); 6. Davey Heskin (2); 7. Justin Henderson (6); 8. Craig Dollansky (9); 9. Dusty Zomer (12); 10. Mark Dobmeier (14); 11. Bronson Maeschen (13); 12. Brooke Tatnell (11); 13. Lynton Jeffrey (8); 14. Dustin Selvage (20); 15. Matt Juhl (10); 16. Tasker Phillips (16); 17. Scott Bogucki (19); 18. Austin McCarl (17); 19. Jake Bubak (22); 20. Dakota Hendrickson (18); 21. Bob Weuve (25); 22. Jacob Wilson (24); 23. Trent Stengl (26); 24. Kevin Hetrick (23); 25. AJ Moeller (15); 26. Josh Schneiderman (21) DNS – RJ Johnson. Lap Leaders: Heskin 1-10, Kaeding 11-12, I. Madsen 13-20. Hard-charger: Selvage.
360 Results A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:22.4: 1. Dusty Zomer (2); 2. Clint Garner (5); 3. Ian Madsen (4); 4. Justin Henderson (6); 5. Matt Moro (3); 6. Nate Van Haaften (10); 7. Tony Shilling (11); 8. Jon Agan (1); 9. Jamie Ball (8); 10. Joe Beaver (13); 11. Kade Higday (9); 12. Ryan Giles (16); 13. Lee Grosz (18); 14. Calvin Landis (15); 15. Ricky Montgomery (19); 16. Sawyer Phillips (12); 17. Josh Riggins (21); 18. Mike Van Haaften (20); 19. Tom Lenz (17); 20. James Sires (23); 21. Alan Zoutte (22); 22. Ryan Roberts (7); 23. Randy Martin (14) DNS – John Anderson. Lap Leader: Zomer 1-18. Hard-charger: Grosz.
305 A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Christian Bowman (1); 2. Mitchell Alexander (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (3); 4. Devin Kline (5); 5. Chris Walraven (6); 6. McKenna Haase (9); 7. Stacey Alexander (12); 8. Matthew Stelzer (13); 9. Joe Simbro (8); 10. Corey Kautz (4); 11. Cliff Jones (11); 12. Dan Henning (16); 13. Tyler Glass (17); 14. AJ Johnson (18); 15. Brad Comegys (7); 16. Trevor Smith (10); 17. Cody Ambers (15) DNS – Chase Wanner, Tyler Dollison. Lap Leaders: M. Alexander 1, Bowman 2-15. Hard-charger: S. Alexander.
Dale Blaney Scores Inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic by Nearly Six Seconds
Arctic Cat All Stars Conclude Central PA Weekend withVisit ta Selinsgrove on April 24
PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 23, 2016) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions cruised into Central Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon with intentions to beat the “Pennsylvania Posse” on their home dirt. Not only did the Arctic Cat All Stars achieve their goal, they conquered, earning two spots on the feature podium including the very top worth $5,000. The regional travelers are now two-for-two in 2016 during “Posse” competition.
“To win the first race here at Port Royal in Keith Kauffman’s honor is really, really special,” explained Dale Blaney regarding his Keith Kauffman Classic victory. “Hopefully we’ll be back here every year for this deal. I’m the only All Star to have a win at Port Royal so far, so hopefully next year we can still be the only All Star to win here. I wouldn’t be able to do it without Janet and CH Motorsports. Todd and Big Game/GoMuddy came on board last year and gave all of us a great situation. My guys work their tails off for me and I am proud to be a part of this team. ”
Dale Blaney, defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, led every lap of the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal on Saturday, April 23, capturing his 129th career Arctic Cat All Star victory. The “Low Rider” started second on the main event grid, and despite the initial start getting called back due to a caution, the Ohio native surged to the front and controlled the opening circuit.
After dealing with two consecutive cautions on lap four, as well as a fuel stop, Blaney’s lead would eventually stretch to 5.76 seconds at the end of 30 circuits around the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” keeping current series point leader Chad Kemenah at bay. The pilot of the CH Motorsports, GoMuddy.com, No 1B now has three career victories at Port Royal Speedway, with two occurring during Arctic Cat All Star competition. Blaney is now the first repeat winner of the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star season, earning his first during the HD Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park.
“We were really good tonight,” said Blaney. “I love it when the track gets like this. You can move all around it. It kinda got bottom heavy for me right around the end of the race. I was able to move up to the top to get around some lapped guys, but I would go right back to where I was. We weren’t really gaining on anyone ahead of us in traffic. I just tried to run as hard as I could and keep the car down. Chad (Kemenah) has been running really well lately, and Greg (Hodnett) is the guy to beat over here. They were both on the board so that makes you run a little bit harder.”
Chad Kemenah started fourth on the feature grid, racing into second by the end of lap one. The former four-time Arctic Cat All Star champion followed Blaney the entire 30-lap distance, chasing the defending champion through periods of traffic, which came into effect as early as lap nine. Despite attempts to catch the “Low Rider,” Kemenah would have to settle for second, followed by Greg Hodnett, a fast charging Dave Blaney, and Steve Buckwalter. The main event went undisturbed following the lap four fuel stop.
For Kemenah, it was his fifth top-five performance of the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star season, including non-point action in Florida during the early stages of February. The driver of the Hunter Racing, No. 10H will enter the next point event with a six marker advantage over Dale Blaney.
Dave Blaney’s advancement into the top-five during the Keith Kauffman Classic included a hard charge equalling 20 positions. The former World of Outlaws champion, driver of the Motter Motorsports, No. 71M, started 24th on the feature starting grid.
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their trek through Central Pennsylvania with a visit to the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Sunday night, April 24; the first appearance by the traveling series in 16 years. The Ray Tilley Classic will headline action at the Selinsgrove half-mile, awarding a $5,000 top prize. “Mr. Excitement” Todd Shaffer is the most recent winner at Selinsgrove Speedway during Arctic Cat All Star competition, taking home the checkers on May 7, 2000.
Selinsgrove Speedway pit gates are scheduled to swing open at 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, April 24, with a mandatory drivers meeting to follow at 5:15. Warm-ups will begin at approximately 5:30 pm, followed by racing at 6:00 pm, sharp. Those interested in learning more should visit Selinsgrove Speedway live on the Web at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.
A-Main (30 Laps) 1. Dale Blaney; 2. Chad Kemenah; 3. Greg Hodnett; 4. Dave Blaney; 5. Steve Buckwalter; 6. Brent Marks; 7. Ryan Smith; 8. Sheldon Haudenschild; 9. T.J. Michael; 10. Blane Heimbach; 11. Lucas Wolfe; 12. Logan Wagner; 13. Doug Esh; 14. Mark Smith; 15. Curt Stroup; 16. Cap Henry; 17. Ryan Taylor; 18. Lee Jacobs; 19. Mike Wagner; 20. Danny Holtgraver; 21. Dylan Cisney; 22. Tyler Bear; 23. Cale Grubb; 24. Tim Shaffer; 25. T.J. Stutts; 26. Andrew Palker; 27. 25o-Aaron Ott.
Current Standings (4/23):
1. Chad Kemenah 584
2. Dale Blaney 578
3. Sheldon Haudenschild 512
4. Cap Henry 512
4. Ryan Smith 512
6. T.J. Michael 510
7. Tim Shaffer 500
8. Danny Holtgraver 482
9. Lee Jacobs 472
10. Caleb Helms 430
11. Andrew Palker 418
12. Brent Marks 402
13. Caleb Armstrong 390
14. Bradley Howard 366
15. Kory Crabtree 362
Unique Format Greets National Sprint League at $10,000-to-Win Dirt Classic I-80
Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (April 21, 2016) - The National Sprint League has a big payday on tap for its next event, which is approximately two weeks away.
The series heads to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on Friday, May 6, for a $10,000-to-win Dirt Classic qualifier, which will be the season opener after the first event of the year was rained out earlier this month.
"The racing is always great at I-80 Speedway and with a lot of money on the line I think it will be a tremendous show," National Sprint League Competition Director Chuck Zitterich said.
Fans recently voted to determine the race format, which ended with the classic format being selected.
The night will begin with each driver getting two qualifying laps. The fastest qualifier receives 100 points with a two-point drop per position.
Heat races will be lined straight up with the winner capturing 100 points and a five-point drop for each subsequent position.
A second set of heat races will invert the drivers based on time trial results with the heat race winner garnering 200 points and a five-point per position reduction.
The top 16 in overall points are locked into the main event - and are lined straight up - with the remaining cars sent to a B Main.
The winner of the feature is guaranteed a Golden Ticket, which locks the driver into the $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start Dirt Classic main event on Sept. 24 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.
The Dirt Classic I-80 is a show-up points event for the drivers.
Racing Fun Back at Mercer Raceway Park
(Mercer, PA April 20, 2016): After a successful "Let's Go Racing" promotion last weekend, Mercer Raceway Park will offer a full card of Saturday Night Live! racing on Saturday, April 23. Joining the six traditional classes of race cars will be the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints for their first outing of the season.
Brandon Matus, the third generation racer from Wampum, PA, took top honors, and $3,000 to boot, when he captured the opener for the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars. Matus usually hits his stride later in the season, so when he won his first race this early, he served notice that he will be a force to be contended with all year long. But, racers like defending champion Jack Sodeman, Jr. and former kingpin Eric Williams will give him a run for the money.
Jimmy Holden kicked off the defense of his Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified title with a big victory over a depleted field of cars. More competitors are expected this week, including J.R. McGinley, Kevin Hoffman, and Eric Gabany. And, don't forget, Frank Guidace has returned to action at the Park!
The Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors saw Andy Priest romp to victory last week. He will have his hands full with the likes of Darin Gallagher, C.J. Jones, George Hobaugh, and many others in the house.
Orange seems to be the hot color for Precise Racing Products Open Stocks, as Leigh Wheeler joined Chiller Thriller winner Brent Johnson in victory lane. Does that mean that William Hurrelbrink or Terry Wheeler win be next? The green machine of defending champion Ryan Moyer cannot be counted out, though.
These four classes will comprise the second stanza of racing, with the green flag waiving for the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks at 7 p.m.
The first round of racing will start at 5:30, with those Elder Tractor Sales Junior Sprints taking to the track. They will be followed by the Mini Stocks, presented by Epertherner's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles, and the Modified Lites, backed by Rock Concrete Supply. Todd Hanlon and Shane Pfeuffer grabbed the wins in their respective classes last week, so they will be looking to double up.
"We had a good first effort with our new format," said track owner Bill Altman. "We kept things moving, the entire program was finished before 10 p.m., and the track was in great shape." Altman noted that there were a few bumps in the road, and he is working with the track officials to smooth
them out, so that this week's program will proceed even more efficiently.
"This is like offering the fans two shows for the price of one." Altman explained, "fans wanting the full experience can come out at 5:30 and see three classes in action, then, after a short break, the second round of action will begin."
Ticket prices for this event will be $13 for adults, $11 for seniors (age 60 and above), and $5 for students (ages 9 to 15). The children (ages 8 and under) will be admitted for free, as always. The economical Family Pass will be available for $28, and that will benefit two adults and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.
Pit gates will open at 4, and the spectator entrances will open at 4:30. Racing will commence at 5:30 for the initial three classes, followed by a 7 p.m. start for the four star component.
A “Classic” Doubleheader On Deck for Arctic Cat All Stars in Central Pennsylvania
INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2016) - With the first full weekend of championship points officially in the books, resulting in three different winners at three different facilities, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions can begin preparations for the next phase of their 2016 campaign; a Central Pennsylvania invasion. Arctic Cat All Star travelers will visit two of Central Pennsylvania’s premier half-mile ovals during the upcoming weekend, participating in a pair of “Classics” kicking off on Saturday evening, April 23, at Port Royal Speedway. Over two dozen full-time Arctic Cat All Star teams will make the trek into “Pennsylvania Posse Country” this Saturday and Sunday, including current championship point leader Chad Kemenah.
“When you travel to Central Pennsylvania, you always know what you are in for,” explained Chad Kemenah, pilot of the Hunter Racing/No.10H. “It’s a competitive place to race. It’s almost like stepping into a different time zone when you travel to that area. It’s a totally different atmosphere, but we are excited to get back. My brother (Brian Kemenah) and I have been racing well together; really starting to gel. Things are going in the right direction, so now our plan is to keep things going in the right direction. Sometimes that is the hardest part.”
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will begin their upcoming Central Pennsylvania invasion on Saturday evening, April 23, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic, honoring National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Keith Kauffman, will headline action at the “Speed Palace” on Saturday night, awarding a $5,000 top prize. The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks is the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition at Port Royal Speedway, winning the Tuscarora 50 in mid-September, 2015. Marks swept the entire Tuscarora 50 weekend, also conquering the Night Before The 50 preliminary program.
As an added bonus, a pre-race gathering will be held at the Red Zone Sports Bar & Grille along Route 35 in Mifflintown from noon until 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 23. Fans will have an opportunity to meet and greet with many of Central Pennsylvania’s finest, including a select number of full-time Arctic Cat All Star competitors. A live internet broadcast will be conducted during the pre-race festivities, aired via www.juniatacountyradio.com.
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition will continue on Sunday evening, April 24, at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. “America’s Series” will join the “Pennsylvania Posse” for the $5,000-to-win Ray Tilley Classic, the first appearance by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in nearly 16 years. “Mr. Excitement” Todd Shaffer is the last driver to visit Selinsgrove Speedway victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star action, taking the checkers on May 7, 2000.
Alveda, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Stars into battle this weekend in Central Pennsylvania. The former four-time All Star champion is the current Series point leader, capturing the most recent Arctic Cat All Star victory at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, April 17. Kemenah sits on top of the current championship standings with 438 markers, ten points ahead of defending champion Dale Blaney.
“I don’t pay attention to the points until about the last month of the season,” explained Chad Kemenah, “In fact, if my car owner, Rob Hunter, wouldn’t have told me that we were on top of the standings, I probably still wouldn’t know. I’m happy for our team, especially my car owner. I think this is the first time he has had a car on top of the points. We’ve been working hard and that is clearly paying off. We’ll head east this weekend with a goal to stay relaxed and finish up front.”
The Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway will ignite with pit gates opening at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 23. A mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by warm-ups at 6:40. Racing will begin at 7:00 pm, sharp. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.
The Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway will activate with pit gates swinging open at 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, April 24. The drivers meeting will take shape at 5:15 pm, followed by warm-ups at 6. Racing will follow shortly after 6:00 pm. Additional news and information can be found at the official online home of Selinsgrove Speedway - www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.
1. Chad Kemenah 438
2. Dale Blaney 428
3. Tim Shaffer 398
4. Cap Henry 394
5. S.Haudenschild 378
5. T.J. Michael 378
7. Ryan Smith 376
8. Danny Holtgraver 372
9. Lee Jacobs 358
10. Caleb Helms 350
11. Andrew Palker 316
12. Caleb Armstrong 310
13. Kory Crabtree 282
14. Kraig Kinser 276
15. Brandon Spithaler 270
Midweek FAST Action Update
Macedo Wins 410 Round 1, 305 Season Begins Friday at Attica
Points will be tallied following upcoming weekend doubleheader
FAST Series Press
FREMONT, Ohio (April 20, 2016) - After waiting longer than expected due to Mother Nature’s unwillingness to cooperate, the eighth year of FAST Series action finally commenced, launching a new season of competitive 410 and 305 sprint car competition in northwest Ohio and the surrounding areas.
It was California native Carson Macedo who found victory lane during the first night of Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service competition on Saturday night, April 16, at Fremont Speedway. The 19-year-old, who piloted the Mintz Motorsports, Real Geese Decoys, No. 09X to victory lane at “The Track That Action Built,” started sixth on the main event grid and worked forward the entire 30-lap distance, all before driving under defending FAST 410 Series champion Byron Reed on the final circuit to score his place in victory lane.
There were 25 Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service sprint cars entered for action on Saturday night at Fremont. Paige Polyak set fast time during qualifying time trials, with Brian Smith, Jody Keegan and Jordan Ryan each earning heat race victories. The FAST 410 Series win was the first of Macedo’s career, followed at the final checkers by Byron Reed, Broc Martin, Craig Mintz and Jody Keegan.
FAST 410 Series competition will continue on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, with back-to-back rounds at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Attica Raceway Park was originally scheduled to host the 2016 FAST 410 Series opener, but lost to Mother Nature. The home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” will try again this Friday evening.
“If opening night is any indication, 2016 is going to be an incredible season,” said Rich Farmer, FAST Series promoter. “We had 25 of the most talented teams in the area join us at Fremont, with a large number planning to be full-time FAST competitors. Congratulations to Carson Macedo. It was a great race with an even better finish, which left the fans hungry for more. We’ll see how next weekend unfolds.”
Also on tap during the upcoming weekend will be the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro, participating in back-to-back rounds this Friday and Saturday, April 22-23. The top 305 sprint car pilots in northwest Ohio, and the surrounding areas, will jump start their 2016 FAST championship season on Friday night, April 22, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a visit to Fremont Speedway. The opening weekend doubleheader will launch a 14-race schedule in 2016, all accumulating points toward the $2,500 FAST 305 Series title.
FAST 410 Series points and FAST 305 Series points will be updated after the upcoming doubleheader. Memberships are still available and will be open until Saturday, April 23, at Fremont Speedway. Once FAST Series memberships are closed, the championship point standings will be released.
“We wanted to give teams an opportunity to sign up late, just in case they were riding the fence about making a decision to join or not,” explained Rich Farmer. “Sometimes it takes teams a few weeks to figure out what they want to do or what kind of a schedule they want to commit to. I’m confident that 2016 will be one of the most competitive years to date. It will be exciting to watch the championship unfold during the next several months.”
FAST 410 Series
Round 1 April 8th - Attica Raceway Park - RAIN
Round 2 April 16th- Fremont Speedway - Carson Macedo
Round 3 April 22nd - Attica Raceway Park
Round 4 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway
Round 5 April 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 6 April 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 7 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 8 May 14th - Fremont Speedway
Round 9 May 28th - Fremont Speedway
Round 10 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 11 June 11th - Fremont Speedway
Round 12 July 22nd - Attica Raceway Park
Round 13 July 23rd - Fremont Speedway
Round 14July 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 15 July 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 16 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 17 August 20th - Atomic Speedway
Round 18 August 27th - Butler Speedway
Round 19 September 2nd - Attica Raceway Park
Round 20 September 16th - Fremont Speedway
FAST 305 Series
Round 1 April 22nd - Attica Raceway Park:
Round 2 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway
Round 3 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 4 May 14th - Fremont Speedway
Round 5 May 29th - Fremont Speedway
Round 6 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 7 July 3rd - Waynesfield Raceway Park
Round 8 July 15th - Limaland Motorsports Park
Round 9 July 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 10 July 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 11 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 12 August 20th - Mercer Raceway Park
Round 13 August 27th - Butler Speedway
Round 14 September 16th - Fremont Speedway
Autism Awareness Night at Fremont Speedway
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio – Autism is very much misunderstood by the general public. Those impacted by this complex disorder of brain development – particularly children – are often socially awkward and subject to bullying and isolation. Fremont Speedway and the Mike It Fit Foundation are working to change the misconceptions and how others treat those impacted by Autism.
Saturday, April 23rd is Bring a Friend to Autism Action Night at Fremont Speedway. Besides the great racing in the 410 and 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models, there will be raffles, bake sales, drawings, giveaways and other special fund-raising activities to help benefit children with autism in Sandusky County.
“Last year we raised enough at Fremont Speedway to provide iPods and swimming lessons for autistic children in the county. We know through the generosity of our fans we can do even more this year,” said event organizer Shelly Liskai.
Those with autism have difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. One such young man is Tyler Aldrich, 21, of Fremont. But, as he likes to point out, he is living with autism, not suffering from it. And to encourage others with autism and raise autism awareness, Aldrich will run “across Ohio.”
Aldrich will begin his run in Fremont on June 11 and end in Cincinnati about two weeks later. He also hopes to raise at least $100,000 for autism programs and services in Ohio through the Make It Fit Foundation.
Aldrich will be on hand Saturday at Fremont Speedway. Those wishing to donate to Aldrich’s run – Conquering Autism One Mile at a Time – can contact Tami at 419-333-9361 or 419-680-3671 or TylersRun@makeitfit.org. You can view Tyler’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Tylers-Journey-Run-Ohio. Or you can make checks payable to Make It Fit 7385 N. St. Rt. 3, Suite 50, Westerville, Ohio 43082. To donate online go to www.makeitfit.org/donate and put “Tyler’s Run” in the memo.
Race fans can get free pictures with the Make It Fit Foundation sprint car owned and driven by Kirk Jeffries at Fremont Speedway on Saturday from 3:30 p.m. until racing starts.
For more information on Fremont Speedway go to www.fremontohspeedway.com. For more information about the Make It Fit Foundation go to www.makeitfit.org.
Jac Haudenschild Dominates Wayne County; Sweeps Program from Start to Finish
Arctic Cat All Star Triple-Header Weekend Concludes Sunday at Bedford Speedway
ORRVILLE, Ohio (April 16, 2016) - The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild lived up to his prestige on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway; sweeping the entire Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program in fantastic fashion. The nearby Wooster, Ohio, native kicked-off his evening display by breaking the existing track record during qualifying time trials, all before earning victories during his respective heat race, dash, and the 30-lap main event. Haudenschild’s Arctic Cat All Star victory was the first of his career at Wayne County Speedway, raising the overall bar to 29 victories with the series during his storied career. The pilot of the Jamie Miller-owned No. 6 utilized the very topside of the speedway, earning the victory by 2.221 seconds over Danny Holtgraver and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney.
“We’ve been struggling a little bit, but this certainly feels good,” explained Jac Haudenschild in victory lane. “Always feels great coming back here and it always feels great to get a win. Jamie Miller always comes through for me. With a little help from Bonzai Bruns and the crew, we got this thing together in time for tonight. This is really special. I’ve always loved coming to Wayne County Speedway. Hopefully we can get back here and do it again soon.”
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native Danny Holtgraver followed Jac Haudenschild to the final checkers on Saturday night. The pilot of the Pete Grove-owned, Premiere Motorsports, No. 70 started fourth on the feature grid, but raced inside the top-three during the entire 30-lap distance. “Downtown” battled in the final podium spot for the first 15 circuits, racing close behind Jac Haudenschild and Sheldon Haudenschild until inheriting the runner-up spot during a lap 16 caution.
On lap 16, while chasing his father through traffic, Sheldon Haudenschild made contact with a lapped car, bringing the familiar Haudenschild Racing, Southern Pacific Farms, No. 93 to a stop between turns three and four. The five-time Arctic Cat All Star main event winner in 2015 would be forced to restart at the tail of the field.
After the restart, the last half of the feature program would see no change nor challenge up front with Jac Haudenschild surging on over Danny Holtgraver and Friday night winner Dale Blaney.
“I just want to thank everyone who made this happen for me,” said Danny Holtgraver. “We had some issues last night at Attica, getting upside-down during qualifying time trials, so I wasn’t sure what to think today. We got here and found some issues with the engine. Despite the issues, my guys never gave up and they pushed through. I want to thank Pete Grove again, as well as all of my supporters who stuck by me this entire time. Cody Jacobs never gives up and works to give me a great race car every time we hit the track. This feels really good.”
The Coffee Pot Classic at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway will conclude the Arctic Cat All Star triple-header weekend through Ohio and Pennsylvania. The three-race swing, officially kicking-off the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point championship, launched on Friday night, April 15, at Attica Raceway Park, and will now conclude on the big half-mile in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, April 17. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will face-off against a stout field of competitors from all areas of Pennsylvania, including the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse,” who captured the most recent series victory at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in June, 2015. Greg Hodnett was the victor, holding off a sixth starting Danny Dietrich and Ryan Smith.
The Coffee Pot Classic will ignite with pit gates opening at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 17. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 pm, with hot laps to follow at 6. Competition will hit the racing surface at 6:30 pm, sharp. For more information, please visit Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway live on the Web at www.bedfordspeedway.com.
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild; 2. Danny Holtgraver; 3. Dale Blaney; 4. Chad Kemenah; 5. Cap Henry; 6. Cole Duncan; 7. Tim Shaffer; 8. Rob Chaney; 9. Brent Marks; 10. Brad Haudenschild; 11. Caleb Armstrong; 12. T.J. Michael; 13. Sheldon Haudenschild; 14. Kory Crabtree; 15. 40-Caleb Helms; 16. Ryan Smith; 17. Tyler Courtney; 18. Danny Mumaw; 19. Travis Philo; 20. Brandon Spithaler; 21. Lee Jacobs; 22. Andrew Palker; 23. Hunter Schuerenberg; 24. Bradley Howard.
Brandon Matus Wins 410 Sprint Opener at Mercer Raceway Park
Holden, Priest, Wheeler, Pfeuffer and Hanlon also Score
(Mercer, PA April 16, 2016): "Let's Go Racing!" was heard loud and clear at Mercer Raceway Park. Heeding the call was Brandon "the Wheelman" Matus, who captured the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Car feature. He earned $3,000 courtesy of Bonnell's Rod Shop. Also taking wins were Jimmy Holden (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Andy Priest (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Leigh Wheeler (Precise Racing Products Open Stocks), Shane Pfeuffer (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), Todd Hanlon (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks).
The night marked the debut of the speedway's unique, new two-tiered format, with racing starting at 5:30 for certain classes, and the remainder scheduled to go off at the usual 7 p.m. starting time.
"We have a few bugs to work out," said track owner Bill Altman, "but we met our desired objective of completing the program by 10 p.m."
And, "the track was in great shape all night long," he said proudly. Indeed, there was even a brief intermission before the final two action-packed features.
For Brandon Matus, it was a rare early-season triumph. He usually heats up some time after the Mid-season Championships. "This was my first opening night win anywhere." However, Matus had a bit of a scare during the feature when he thought that he had broken a shock. "The car was terrible, I tried using the whole track."
Although Matus thought he was in trouble, it was really the rest of the field that suffered.
Matus jumped out to the early lead, with Dan Kuriger in second. Jack Sodeman, Jr. had the retro look on his Sprint Car in tribute to his father, but there was no doubt that it had all of the latest technology. While those three racers maintained their positions throughout the contest, other spots in the top ten were changing hands early and often.
Despite a couple of interruptions, Matus raced to the win, with Kuriger and Sodeman in tow. Scott Priester climbed into fourth and Michael Bauer followed him to fifth. Dan Shetler nipped Carl Bowser and A.J. Flick. Andy Feil and Alex Paden were ninth and tenth.
The evening's fastest qualifier was Eric Williams, with a lap of 13.822. Brandon Matus captured the heat for the six fastest qualifiers. Other heat winners were Bauer and Bowser. There was no B Main.
Jimmy Holden, the defending champion of the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, was a bit apprehensive at the start of the night.
"The heat race had me concerned a little, this was a new car, and we did not know what it would do."
Fans may remember that he passed up the Chiller Thriller a few weeks ago, and the the new format does not allow for hot laps on race night. His fears went for naught, as the veteran team made all of the right adjustments for the feature.
Holden jumped out front and led the entire twenty laps to gain the win. Lonny Riggs gave chase early, but he faded near the midway mark. Over the final stages of the race, Kyle Fink narrowed the gap, and was just a car length or two behind Holden at the checkers.
"He's a good racer," Holden said, "and, I figured that he would be reeling me in at the end." Still, Holden had enough of an advantage that Fink was not a serious threat this night.
Tommy Kristyak turned in a steady run to take the third position, followed by Riggs and Frank Guidace. Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Rich Whitney and Kevin Green were the remaining runners. Green was heartbroken after the feature. He had just made a couple of strong moves to take fourth when his new engine broke. "I think it was the crankshaft," he said dejectedly.
The solo heat win went to Fink. There was no B Main.
Andy Priest romped to victory in the first race of the season for the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. He climbed from last to first in a mere 8 laps. Taking second was C.J. Jones, ahead of George Hobaugh. Vincent Daugherty had a career-best fourth, after leading in the early going. Taking fifth was Ralph Engel, Jr.
Positions six through ten were occupied by Darin Gallagher, Gregg McCandless, making his first start in eight years, Mike Marano, II, Eric L. Williams, and Dakota Schweikart. The pair of preliminaries were scored by Daugherty and Bova.
There was no B Main.
Next week will be another Saturday Night Live! event. All seven divisions will be in action, with the Elder Tractor Sales and Service Junior Sprints taking the first green flag of the night at 5:30 p.m. Joining them will be the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks and the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Then, at 7 p.m., the four star thunder will take over, featuring the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints, the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, and Precise Racing Products Open Stocks.
April 30 will be another Saturday Night Live! event, but all members in good standing of the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club will be admitted free in the grandstands courtesy of Elder Tractor Sales and Service.
410 Sprint Cars: Brandon Matus, Dan Kuriger, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Scott Priester, Michael Bauer, Dan Shetler, Carl Bowser, A.J. Flick, Andy Feil, Alex Paden, Brent Matus, Bill Jones, Jr., Davey Jones, John Garvin, Jr., Eric Williams, Darren Pifer.
358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Kyle Fink, Tommy Kristyak, Lonnie Riggs, Frank Guidace, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Rich Whitney, Kevin Green.
Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Andy Priest, C.J. Jones, George Hobaugh, Vincent Daugherty, Ralph Engel, Jr., Darin Gallagher, Gregg McCandless, Mike Marano, II, Eric L. Williams, Dakota Schweikart, Rod Jones, Eric Persch, Devin Litwiler, Cody Bova (DNS), Gary Kriess (DNS), Mike Miller (DNS).
Chad Kemenah Goes Wire-to-Wire at Bedford Speedway with Arctic Cat All Stars
Takes Command of Current All Star Standings
BEDFORD, Pa. (April 17, 2016) - Alveda, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah invaded “Pennsylvania Posse” country with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday evening and left as a Coffee Pot Classic champion. Kemenah, a former four-time All Star titlist, led all 25 laps of the non-stop Coffee Pot Classic main event at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday evening, April 17, securing a spot in Arctic Cat All Star victory lane for the 30th time in his storied career; his first of the 2016 season and his first on the Bedford, Pennsylvania, half-mile. With the victory, Chad Kemenah officially takes command of the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point standings, holding a 10 point advantage over defending series champion Dale Blaney.
“My brother works his tail off,” said Chad Kemenah on the Bedford Speedway victory lane stage. “We have a really great team, although some of them aren’t here tonight. I can’t thank my car owner, Rob Hunter, enough for this opportunity. We have some new sponsors on board with us this year that put a lot of effort into this deal; Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, JRC Transport, Champion Oil. There are so many people that bend over backwards for us. Maxim being a big one, too. They really turned our team around.”
Chad Kemenah, who started third on the main event grid, took command of the feature field at the very drop of the green flag, eventually opening up to a sizeable advantage by lap five. Mark Smith, the feature polesitter, drove his way into second on the opening lap, followed by Cap Henry and defending event winner Greg Hodnett.
While Kemenah continued his dominant display at the top of the running order, mixing his charge with clean air and periods of heavy lapped traffic, Cap Henry and Greg Hodnett started a battle of their own; each working around Tower City’s Mark Smith by lap 13, and eventually setting their sights on each other. Hodnett battled Henry in traffic for several circuits, eventually working around the Coomer Motorsports entry on lap 18. Despite his efforts to close the gap between himself and leader Chad Kemenah, Hodnett would have to settle for second, followed by Cap Henry, Lucas Wolfe and Mark Smith.
“I kinda got bottlenecked there on the start,” said Greg Hodnett. “I thought we had a pretty good car. We had to use the entire race track to make it work. I think I was slowing down a little too much, but once I got it figured out, we got going again pretty good. We tried to get ourselves a little closer, but overall, it was Chad’s night.”
“This is a really great start for our team,” said Chad Kemenah. “Anybody can win on any day. Greg (Hodnett) is one of the best in the country, so when he is behind you, you kinda want to limit your mistakes. My brother had our car dialed-in from the start tonight. We won in ‘Posse Country’ and now we are going to go back to Ohio.”
Plano, Texas, native T.J. Michael was the event's MSD Performance Hard Charger Award winner. The "Texas Traveler" advanced seven positions during the Coffee Pot Classic main event, moving to 13th after starting 20th on the grid. It was Michael's second-ever start on Pennsylvania soil.
Up next on the Arctic Cat All Star schedule is a pair of racing “classics” in Central Pennsylvania. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will visit two premiere half-mile ovals during their upcoming weekend endeavours, including the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal and the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove. Arctic Cat All Star travelers will race head-to-head with the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse” on both occasions, competing for back-to-back top prizes equalling $5,000.
The upcoming weekend will kick off officially on Saturday night, April 23, at the Port Royal Speedway. The inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic will headline competition at the “Speed Palace,” the first of three appearances by the Series in 2016. The weekend will continue on Sunday, April 24, with the Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway; the first appearance by the Arctic Cat All Stars since May 7, 2000. Todd Shaffer was the victor nearly two decades ago, joining 11 other one-time Arctic Cat All Star winners on the sprawling half-mile.
The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks visited Port Royal Speedway’s victory lane stage during the most recent Arctic Cat All Star appearance. Marks earned nearly $15,000 for his Tuscarora 50 victory on Sunday, September 13, capping off a near-perfect weekend for the Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native at Port Royal Speedway.
A-Main: (25 Laps) 1. Chad Kemenah; 2. Greg Hodnett; 3. Cap Henry; 4. Lucas Wolfe; 5. Mark Smith; 6. Danny Dietrich; 7. Tim Shaffer; 8. Dale Blaney; 9. Brent Marks; 10. T.J. Stutts; 11. Robbie Stillwaggen; 12. Mike Wagner; 13. T.J. Michael; 14. Danny Holtgraver; 15. Ryan Smith; 16. Sheldon Haudenschild; 17. Kraig Kinser; 18. Logan Wagner; 19. Billy Dietrich; 20. Caleb Helms; 21. Andrew Palker; 22. Lee Jacobs; 23. Bradley Howard; 24. Wayne Dadetto; 25. Danny Smith.
Blaney Tops Attica All star Field
ATTICA, Ohio – When a sprint car driver is leading, sometimes it puts him at a disadvantage…not knowing where the best groove is or where to make a pass. For Dale Blaney, it took another driver to show him where the track was taking rubber Friday night at Attica Raceway Park.
Blaney, a six-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, would battle with two time series champ Chad Kemenah while dealing with a rubber-down racing surface and lapped traffic to earn his 128th career All Star win.
Blaney’s 24th career Attica win – 17 of which have been All Star victories – came on the rescheduled HD Supply Spring Nationals Presented by Fisher Performance and Underground Utilities Inc.
“I smelled it (rubber) off of two early as soon as I got a straight away from lapped traffic. I kinda didn’t know really where to run. They were all running through the middle here (turns three and four) and I thought I might be able to clear a few of them up. All of sudden Chad got a run and went by. I picked the pace up in a different spot. I knew I wasn’t very good and I knew I had to get going and he kind of showed me where to run,” said Blaney, pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Tree stands, CH Motorsports #1.
“CH Motorsports….Janet (Holbrook), Aaron (Call), Todd Quiring and everybody at Big Game and Muddy...we have a great situation. George and Skippy and Donny are killer on the car. I just have to drive this thing. Ninety-eight percent of the time it’s really good…20 percent of the time I’m really good so I was 20 percent tonight. Glad we started up front tonight. Track position meant a lot. I love coming to Attica….you fans have treated me great the past 28 years of my life and I appreciate it,” added Blaney.
At one point – from lap 13 through lap 17 – Blaney and Kemenah would trade sliders while battling in lapped traffic. It was frustrating for Kemenah, who sits fourth on Attica’s all-time win list right behind Blaney.
“The track took rubber and then we got behind someone who, in my mind, probably shouldn’t be out there but we just make things up as we go along but we’ll have that. I want to thank all these fans. I’m really proud of my team. Rob Hunter gives us a great race car. I want to thank Scott Bonnell for coming on board this year, JRC Transport…we have a big team effort going on right now and to get off this good of a start is awesome,” said Kemenah.
Lee Jacobs, who ran second during the early stages of the 40-lap feature, would stay within striking distance but would come home third.
“This place and Fremont were both home tracks to me for a long time and laps around here meant a lot tonight. When the track gets slick like that you know where you have to move and when you have to move. About half way through I saw Dale begin to gain speed and he passed Chad on the bottom and got a hint of rubber down there so I moved and then it was hold on to position and don’t miss the bottom,” said Jacobs beside his Simcox Grinding and Steel, Amanda J. Lewis Attorney at Law, Crown investments backed #81.
“I can’t thank Johnny Lewis enough and the two guys helping me Brian Shane and Steve Shane. This is an unbelievable first night with the All Stars. I’m making all the calls on my own so to do this and end up on the front stretch is pretty damn awesome,” added Jacobs.
For the Arctic Cat All Star feature, Blaney and Jacobs would bring the field to green with Blaney gaining the advantage. Jacobs, opening week winner Caleb Griffith, Byron Reed and Kemenah would stay close. The action would slow on lap 7 for a Broc Martin spin. On the restart Blaney would lead Jacobs and Griffith with Kemenah getting around Reed.
Kemenah had found something on that restart as he immediately then took second on lap 10 and began reeling in Blaney. On lap 15 Kemenah executed a slider for the lead in turns three and four with Blaney returning the favor in one and two and Kemenah moving back into the lead on lap 16. Blaney would drive to the bottom of turns three and four to regain the lead on lap 17 as the leaders entered lapped traffic.
Kemenah stayed close to Blaney with Jacobs, Reed and Griffith in tow while Chris Andrews, Bryan Sebetto, Sheldon Haudenschild and Ryan Smith waged a terrific battle behind the leaders. With 12 laps to go, Blaney muscled his way around a lapped car to put a little distance between himself and Kemenah.
Blaney would stay in the rubber the remainder of the race for the win over Kemenah, Jacobs, Reed, Griffith, Smith, Haudenschild, Sebetto, Travis Philo (up from 18th) and Andrews.
For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com, follow the track on Twitter at twitter.com/atticaracewyprk and Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark.
HD Supply Spring Nationals
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
410 Sprints A-Main 1 - (40 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 4. 5-Byron Reed ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith ; 6. 94-Ryan Smith ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 8. 8-Bryan Sebetto ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo ; 10. 73-Chris Andrews ; 11. 8M-TJ Michael ; 12. 49-Tim Shaffer ; 13. 23c-Tyler Courtney ; 14. 60K-Jody Keegan ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms ; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 17. 45L-Brian Lay ; 18. 9x-Rob Chaney ; 19. 23-DJ Foos ; 20. 21-Cap Henry ; 21. 16-Stuart Brubaker ; 22. 09x-Carson Macedo ; 23. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 24. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 26. 83M-Broc Martin
Time Trials added for 410 Sprints Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park
(Mercer, PA April 14, 2016): Promoter Bill Altman announced today that the 4 Your Car Connection Sprint Cars will race against the clock to start Saturday evening's program. "Because this is a special race, with $3,000 being paid to the winner, we will have time trials to establish the starting line-ups," he explained. "The racers responded well to this procedure for the Putsy Kekich Memorial, so we are going to try it again."
There will be one twist, however. Under the speedway's new, two-tiered format, the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks will take to the track at 7 p.m., as planned. So, the 410 Sprints will have their group qualifying (that is, four cars on the track at one time) beforehand. The exact starting time for the group qualifying will be somewhat flexible, in order to allow for the completion of the Mini Stock and Modified Lite portions of the program. Those classes will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will run their heats and features. It is expected that the 410 Sprint Car qualifications will be held at approximately 6:30, after those features.
ATOMIC FINALLY KICKS OFF REGULAR SEASON; JACKSON COUNTY OPENS FRIDAY; BUCKEYE NATIONALS TO ATOMIC MAY 12-14, $50,000 TO WIN
By Scott Wolfe
CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Atomic Speedway--The Nation's Fastest 3/8 Mile dirt speedway!--will host its first "Regular Show" this Saturday, April 16. On the racing card will be 410 sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, and AMRA Sport Mods. Atomic is one of only a handful of race tracks across the nation hosting both sprints and late models on the same night.
Many drivers are anxious to hit the high banks and kick off the AMRA points season, while the sprint car drivers are looking forward to warmer weather and great racing after last week's rain-out/freeze-out. A great field of cars are expected in all divisions.
This Saturday at Atomic, hot laps begin at 6 p.m. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and main gates at 4 p.m. An Atomic-Jackson County Speedway double-header will kick off at Jackson County Friday, April 15 where the sprints pay $1,800 to win.
Racing at Atomic Saturday begins at 7:30.
Saturday April 16, 2016
AMRA Late Models - $2,250 to win
410 Sprints - $2,000 win
AMRA Modifieds - $1,000 to win
AMRA Sport Mods - $400 to win
Pit Gates Open: 2:00pm
General Admission: 4:00pm
Hot Laps 6:00pm
Kids 12 & under Free
SR & Vet $13
Kids pits $15
VIP seat - $20
Upcoming Event at Atomic Speedway:
Atomic Speedway will host their biggest event in the 60+ year history of the 3/8-mile oval with the inaugural Buckeye Nationals May 12th-14th. The race boasts an impressive $50,000 payday for the Lucas Oil Late Models. This blockbuster weekend will kick off on Friday, May 13th with Time Trials and Heat Races for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Thursday, May 12th will be a complete show for AMRA Sport Mods and Ohio Valley Roofers Legends plus Modified practice and a concert afterwards for fans. There will be NO Late Model practice on Thursday as originally planned.
The action on Saturday, May 14th will include B-Mains, followed by the “10 Not In” Non-Qualifier Race. The top 10 drivers that did not transfer into the Buckeye Nationals (via preliminary events) will be eligible to start the $3,000-to-win, $300-to-start, non-qualifiers race - held prior to the main event. The winner of the “10 Not In” has the choice of keeping their $3,000 winnings, or forfeiting their earnings to start last in the main event. The 75-lap, $50,000-to-win, $3,000-to-start, Buckeye Nationals main event will cap off the weekend action.
“The hard work of the entire Atomic Speedway staff has led us to be able to give the best fans in motorsports the biggest event in the track’s history. I want to thank the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for believing in the quality of the events that we can produce at Atomic Speedway,” stated Brad McCown, Atomic Speedway Owner/Promoter.
For more information please call 740-703-9749 or visit the Atomic Speedway website, www.atomicspeedway.net.
The Royal Fan Pill Draw presented by Williams Roofing of Fremont, CA returns to the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series this season
By Gary Thomas
Fremont, CA – April 13, 2016…After being held at numerous King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series shows last year we’re excited to announce that the Royal Fan Pill Draw presented by Williams Roofing of Fremont, CA is returning for 10 marquee nights of racing in 2016.
The Royal Fan Pill Draw works as follows. A trivia question will be asked from the announce booth and the fan that answers correctly will pull a random number (1-22) out of a bag. The fan automatically wins $100 and if the driver wins the feature from the starting spot drawn, the driver receives a $1000 bonus.
“We really want to thank Steve Williams of Williams Roofing for putting up the Royal Fan Pill Draw once again,” said Campbell’s Brent Kaeding. “Steve has been a great supporter out here for a long time. The Royal Fan Draw adds a nice twist into the night and we’re excited to have it take place at some of the bigger events that we have in Northern & Central California. The season is shaping up great and we can’t wait to get it started with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.”
The Williams Roofing of Fremont, CA Royal Fan Pill Draw will take place at the following events this season:
Saturday April 30: Silver Dollar Speedway - Chico, CA (26th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial)
Saturday May 14: Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA (Chris & Brian Faria Memorial)
Saturday May 21: Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, CA (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)
Saturday June 4: Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, CA (4th annual David Tarter Memorial)
Friday June 24: Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, CA (Pombo/Sargent Classic)
Friday July 15: Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, CA (6th annual Howard Kaeding Classic- Civil War)
Saturday July 16: Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, CA (6th annual Howard Kaeding Classic)
Friday July 22: Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA (3rd annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday July 23: Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA (3rd annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday November 5: Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, CA (33rd annual Tribute to Gary Patterson- KWS & Civil War
The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series officially opens the regular season on Saturday April 23 at the always action packed Placerville Speedway, located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Adult tickets for the KWS season-opener on April 23 will cost $22, seniors 62 & over will be $15, juniors 12-15 will be $15 and children 6-11 will be $6. It will be the first of three appearances this year for the series at the high-banked red-clay quarter-mile.
FAST 410 Series Action Opens Saturday at Fremont Speedway
FREMONT, Ohio (April 13, 2016) - Despite Mother Nature’s interference during the first scheduled weekend of FAST Series competition, the show must go on.
The Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service will be under the spotlight for the first time in 2016 on Saturday evening, April 16, at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. Saturday night will launch what is now a 19-race schedule for committed FAST 410 Series teams.
The 2016 tour will not only feature the traditional stops at Fremont Speedway and Attica Raceway Park, but other facilities such as the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, and the Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway near Butler, Michigan. Like years prior, the 2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service championship will be worth $10,000.
“The weather doesn’t look to be a factor this weekend; I think we’ll finally get our season underway,” explained Rich Farmer, FAST Series promoter. “This is a very exciting year for our organization. We’ve expanded the FAST 410 Series schedule, as well as the FAST 305 Series schedule, so we have a lot to look forward to. I just want to take the time to thank all of our major sponsors and supporters. Their help and dedication has allowed us to grow. We hope to continue growing during the years to come.”
The Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service will contest a total of five events during the month of April. The series will return to competition on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, will feature an identical weekend agenda; Attica Raceway Park on Friday and Fremont Speedway on Saturday.
The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro will begin their 2016 season on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, joining the FAST 410 Series competitors at Attica and Fremont.
To be eligible for the 2016 FAST Series championship point funds, drivers must be members of the series. Membership forms are available online at www.fastondirt.com and will also be available during the first night of FAST 410 Series competition on Saturday, April 16.
Excitement returns to Fremont Speedway Saturday, April 16
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio – The snow is gone, the temperatures are rising. That can only mean it’s race season in Ohio and Fremont Speedway will swing open the gates on Saturday, April 16.
Not only is the opening night for “The Track That Action Built,” but it is the first race for the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service. FAST is a separate point fund from that of Fremont Speedway and Attica Raceway Park and pays the champion $10,000 at season’s end.
The 2016 racing season will mark the 65th anniversary of Fremont Speedway and the eighth year for the FAST Championship Series.
Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed will seek to defend his Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint title. Reed has six titles at Fremont and owns three FAST championships.
Fremont, Ohio’s Bobby Clark will be looking to score another title in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints as will Bowling Green, Ohio’s Dustin Sautter in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models and Fostoria, Ohio’s Kent Brewer in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks.
Gates will open at 4 p.m. on Level Performance/Gressman Powersports Night with racing underway at 7 p.m. It is Fan with a Can Night where fans are asked to bring a canned good to the track to benefit the Liberty Center of Sandusky County, a homeless shelter. Those bringing canned goods will receive $2 off their general admission ticket price.
Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for senior citizens; $8 for teens ages 11-16; with children 10 and under getting in free. Pit passes are $30.
Fremont Speedway is located just south of Ohio Turnpike Exit 91 in the Sandusky County Fairgrounds.
For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or like Fremont Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway and on Twitter @FremontSpeedway.
For more information on the FAST Championship Series go to www.fastondirt.com
Arctic Cat All Stars Will Launch Point Championship with Triple-Header Weekend in Ohio and Pennsylvania!
INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2016) - The 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point chase will officially activate in a big way during the upcoming weekend, with three scheduled events on three consecutive nights in two states. The Series, accompanied by 14 full-time travelers from all areas of the northeast, led by six-time and defending champion Dale Blaney, will trek through areas of Ohio and Pennsylvania during their upcoming three-race excursion, competing for a top prize of $5,000 on all three nights. The point championship was intended to begin on Saturday, April 2, but has since been pushed back two weeks due to Mother Nature.
“Hopefully last weekend was the last of the ‘Arctic’ weather this year,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Stars. “We’d love to be able to get all five races in over the next two weekends in Ohio and Pennsylvania. This is going to be a fun year for sure.”
The triple-header weekend will ignite officially on Friday evening, April 15, at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The rescheduled HD Supply Spring Nationals, originally set to take shape on Saturday, April 9, but was moved due to cold weather, will take center stage at the Attica oval on Friday night, complete with the first full Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point program of 2016. Ryan Smith is the defending HD Supply Spring Nationals winner, holding off charges by Andrew Palker and Greg Wilson.
Competition will continue on Saturday evening, April 16, with a visit to the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Saturday’s program will be the first of four appearances by the traveling Arctic Cat All Stars at “Orrville’s Historic Oval” in 2016. It was Sheldon Haudenschild visiting victory lane during the most recent visit by the Arctic Cat All Stars on September 6, keeping eventual Series champion Dale Blaney at bay, followed by Rob Chaney. Haudenschild’s victory at Wayne County Speedway was his fifth and final All Star win of the 2015 season.
The Coffee Pot Classic at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway will conclude the triple-header weekend for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The Bedford, Pennsylvania, half-mile oval will not only welcome the highly talented roster of Arctic Cat All Star travelers, but a competitive field of Central Pennsylvania competitors, better known as the “Pennsylvania Posse,” are also expected to join in on the action, including defending event winner Greg Hodnett. Hodnett and fellow “Posse” competitor Danny Dietrich swept the top two spots on the podium on June 7, 2015, followed by three-time All Star main event winner last season Ryan Smith.
“I think we are all pretty excited to get the point season started,” explained Dale Blaney; six-time and defending All Star champion. “The weather hasn’t been too cooperative, but things look to be OK for all three days this weekend. Despite the last two weekends getting distracted with weather, our mind frame and focus hasn’t changed. The road to another title starts this weekend. We have to take everything one race at a time, but it is still important to get a solid start to the year. We’ll head into the weekend with the intent to win all three.”
Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:30 pm on Friday afternoon, April 15. Competition is scheduled to hit the speedway at 7:45. For more news and information, such as ticket prices and seating chart, please visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.
Wayne County Speedway will swing open gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, followed by warm-ups at 6:00 pm and racing at 7. Additional event information can be found on the official online home of Wayne County Speedway at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.
The Coffee Pot Classic at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway will kick start with gates opening at 4:00 pm. Hot laps will hit the half-mile at 6:00 pm, followed by racing at 6:30 pm, sharp. Other related news can be found online at www.bedfordspeedway.com.
Ohio Logistics continues support of Brad Doty Classic
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Contact: Rex LeJeune
By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – Chuck Bills knows how to grow a business. As President and CEO of Ohio Logistics, Bills has helped to build and grow the company into one of the most successful privately held logistics firms in the Midwest. Bills is also an avid sprint car fan and once again Ohio Logistics will return as the title sponsor of the Brad Doty Classic.
Sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the 28th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics returns to Attica Raceway Park in Attica Ohio – where it all began – on Tuesday, July 12 (rain date of Wednesday, July 13).
Ohio Logistics is based in Findlay, Ohio, and this will be the ninth year partnering with the Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. Ohio Logistics provides innovative warehousing, distribution and transportation services to clients with local or global logistic requirements.
“Ohio Logistics along with Chuck Bills and his family have become such a major part of this event over the years. Their support has helped elevate this race into the major event that it is today. I can't thank them enough and I couldn't be happier that they have chosen to continue their involvement with us,” said Brad Doty, co-promoter of the race.
Not only is Attica Raceway Park excited to have one of the nation’s premiere sprint car events back at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant, but also having Ohio Logistics continue its support.
“We have had Chuck and his company as a sponsor at Attica for a couple of years and it is a wonderful partnership and we feel blessed Ohio Logistics is back as the title sponsor of the Brad Doty Classic,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.
This year will mark the 12th consecutive season the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series have sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. There have been 21 different winners in the 27 Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out including last year’s event).
Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics are on sale all season but are going fast! 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.
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
Knoxville Practice Night Sees 27 Sprinters
by Bill Wright
Knoxville, IA, April 9, 2016 – Twenty-seven cars representing all three sprint car classes practiced Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. Chilly temps and a stiff wind didn’t slow down the contingent of drivers. Five 410’s, eight 360’s and fourteen 305’s were on hand. A mix of rookies and veterans took their laps on the famous half-mile in anticipation of the season opener next Saturday, April 16.
Newcomers included Jake Bubak in the 410 class. The son of former World of Outlaws regular, Rich Bubak intends on looked smooth in his first 410 outing on the speedway in the Lucas Oil #1B. Jake was joined in 410 practice by Craig Dollansky, Dakota Hendrickson (now in the VanderEcken #10), AJ Moeller and Dustin Selvage. Dollansky was the fastest clocked at 15.3 seconds.
Rob Weuve was the lone rookie in the 360 class. The son of veteran Bob Weuve was joined by veterans Jon Agan, John Anderson, Jamie Ball, Joe Beaver, Calvin Landis, Matt Moro and Tony Shilling. Moro clocked in at 15.905.
AJ Johnson, a former modified driver, competed a few times in the midgets in Illinois last season. He caught the open wheel bug and is ready to take on the 305 class at Knoxville in his #8J. After only competing one night in 2015, Dan Henning returns aboard his #41H. He credits Jeff Woodruff for pointing him in the right direction, and is hoping this year goes and lot different for him. Joining AJ and Dan in the 305’s on Saturday night were Mitchell Alexander, Cody Ambers, Christian Bowman, Brad Comegys, Mike Dapra, McKenna Haase, Josh Jones, Corey Kautz, Devin Kline, Lee Patterson, Trevor Smith and Chris Walraven. Walraven was fastest at 17.600.
Join us next Saturday night, April 16 for the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series season opener and Pella Motors Night. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit us online at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!
National Sprint League Season Opener at 34 Raceway Postponed
WINDOM, Minn. (April 7, 2016) - The National Sprint League's season-opening event this Saturday has been postponed.
Extremely cold temperatures are expected to blanket 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, this weekend, which has forced series and track officials to seek another date for the event.
"We want to be mindful of our fans and the drivers so everyone felt it was best to postpone Saturday's show," National Sprint League Competition Director Chuck Zitterich said. "Thanks to Amy and her team at 34 Raceway for their hard work. We are looking for an alternate date."
Track officials announced that anyone who has purchased suite tickets and has paid in advance will be credited on Saturday.
The next scheduled National Sprint League event is May 6 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the $10,000-to-win Dirt Classic I-80.
Spring Nationals moved to April 15 at Attica Raceway Park
By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – The calendar says spring but Mother Nature has other ideas. Due to a forecast of freezing temperatures for the weekend, Attica Raceway Park has postponed the 27th Annual HD Supply Spring Nationals.
The original weekend had the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service scheduled for its season opener on April 8th with Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars on tap for April 9th. The All Star event has been rescheduled at Attica Raceway Park for Friday, April 15th with the ALMS Late Models and Fremont Fence 305 sprints also in competition; the originally scheduled dirt truck division has been removed from the April 15 schedule. FAST series and Attica Raceway Park officials have cancelled the April 8 event and it will not be rescheduled. The FAST series season opener will now take place Saturday, April 16th at Fremont Speedway.
“With the weather becoming an obvious factor for the weekend, it’s in our best interest to postpone the event to April 15th,” explained Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park. “We want everyone to have a positive and enjoyable experience at the home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing.’ Our goal is to maximize this event’s potential and rescheduling will certainly help that. We hope to see everyone here to support the Arctic Cat All Stars on Friday, April 15.”
Attica Raceway Park will open gates for the rescheduled HD Supply Spring Nationals presented by Underground Utilities Inc. and Fisher Performance on April 15th at 3:30 p.m. with racing scheduled for 7:45 p.m. Ticket prices include $22 for adults; $20 for seniors; $10 for children ages 11-15; and as always, kids 10 and under get in free. Pit passes will be $35.
FAST 410 Series Opener at Attica Raceway Park Canceled Due to Weather
Season Will Now Open at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, April 16
By FAST Series PR:
ATTICA, Oh. (April 5, 2016) - The Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service will have to wait an extra week to activate the 2016 season. With cold temperatures forecasted to invade the northwest Ohio area over the weekend, FAST Series officials and Attica Raceway Park officials have decided to cancel Friday night’s $5,000-to-win opener.
The 2016 season opener for the Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service will now be contested on Saturday evening, April 16, at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro is still on schedule to open its 2016 season on Friday night, April 22, at Attica Raceway Park.
Arctic Cat All Star Portion of HD Supply Spring Nationals Rescheduled for Friday, April 15
Attica Event Opens Triple-Header Weekend in Ohio and Pennsylvania
ATTICA (April 5, 2016) - With extremely cold temperatures forecasted for Saturday, April 9, in Attica, Ohio, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Attica Raceway Park officials have decided to postpone Saturday night’s portion of the HD Supply Spring Nationals to Friday night, April 15. Temperatures are forecasted to only reach the mid 30s on Saturday, with the low temperature dipping as far down as the low 20s.
“With the weather becoming an obvious factor for the weekend, it’s in our best interest to postpone the event to April 15th,” explained Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park. “We want everyone to have a positive and enjoyable experience at the home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing.’ Our goal is to maximize this event’s potential and rescheduling will certainly help that. We hope to see everyone here to support the Arctic Cat All Stars on Friday, April 15.”
The rescheduled HD Supply Spring Nationals presented by UUI & Fisher Performance will ignite what is now a triple-header weekend for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions through Ohio and Pennsylvania. After their visit to Attica Raceway Park on Friday night, April 15, Arctic Cat All Star teams will travel east to the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, OH on Saturday, April 16, followed by a visit to the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway near Bedford, PA on Sunday, April 17.
Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, April 15, with racing scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m., sharp. Ticket prices include $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for children ages 11-15, with kids 10 years of age and younger granted admission at no charge. Pit passes will be $35. As an added bonus, the ALMS Late Models will also be on the April 15 program, along with the 305 sprint cars; the Dirt Trucks have been removed.
National Sprint League Kicks Off Season Saturday at 34 Raceway
WINDOM, Minn. (April 4, 2016) - The second season for the National Sprint League opens this Saturday at 34 Raceway.
The unique 3/8-mile oval in West Burlington, Iowa, hosted the inaugural event last season with Wayne Johnson capitalizing on a late spin by leader Terry McCarl to win the feature. Danny Lasoski scored a sixth-place result during that opener, which marked his first of 26 top 10s in 28 races as he went on to claim the championship.
"We had a great season last year, but that's behind us," he said. "There are a ton of talented drivers who race with the National Sprint League and they all want to become this year's champion so in order for us to repeat we will need to put together the same type of season as last year."
The familiar cast of characters is expected at 34 Raceway this weekend with Lasoski, Ian Madsen, Tim Kaeding, Brian Brown, Craig Dollansky, Mark Dobmeier and Bill Balog several of the favorites to vie for the victory.
Additionally, Sammy Swindell will compete at the event, which he placed ninth in last year to push his consecutive top-10 streak at 34 Raceway to three races.
"It was a lot of fun there last year so we're looking forward to going back," he said. "Tod (Quiring) and everyone has done a great job with the National Sprint League and we're excited we get to race with them a lot this season."
Saturday's event will be the first of 19 scheduled races with the series for Swindell this season.
The front gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 5:45 p.m., hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing to follow.
Adult grandstand admission is $35. The rate for seniors is $30, students $15 and children 10 and younger get in free. Pit passes are $40.
FAST Series kicks off with $5,000 event at Attica Raceway Park
By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – The 27th Annual HD Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park will offer up two big nights of racing that includes the kick-off of the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series and the 109th appearance of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Car Series.
It all beings Friday, April 8 as the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service starts it’s eighth year as the area competitors battle for the season-ending $10,000 prize! It marks the first of 9 FAST events at Attica in 2016.
Not only will Attica Raceway Park kick off the FAST season, “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue will offer up an A-main purse of $15,700 – 1st, $5,000; 2nd, $1,400; 3rd, $1,000; 4th, $800; 5th, $700; 6th, $600; 7th, $500; 8th, $450; 9th, $425; 10th, $400; 11th, $375; 12th, $350; 13th, $340; 14th, $330; 15th, $320; 16th, $310; 17th-24th, $300 ($100 non-transfers from B-main).
Last season Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed became the first driver in FAST series history to win the Attica track title (his 7th), the Fremont Speedway track title (his 6th) and the FAST championship (his 3rd) all in the same season!
On Saturday, April 9th, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make the first of three appearances at Attica in 2016.
Six time All Star champion and recently announced National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Dale Blaney of Hartford, Ohio, has won five Spring Nationals races at Attica in the last 9 years and has 7 total event victories. He has 23 career victories at Attica and sits third on the track’s all-time win list.
Last year rain washed out the first night of the Spring Nationals, but Pennsylvania driver Ryan Smith would claim his first ever Attica win on the second night.
Other Spring National winners have been:
1990 Steve Siegel
1991 Bobby Allen
1992 Frank Kerr/Frank Kerr
1993 Mark Keegan/rain
1994 Mark Keegan/Frank Kerr
1995 Dale Blaney/Joey Saldana
1996 Bobby Teeple/Danny Smith
1997 Gary Wright/Butch Schroeder
1998 Jeff Shepard/Frank Kerr
1999 Kenny Jacobs/rain
2000 Craig Dollansky/rain
2001 Byron Reed/rain
2002 Greg Wilson/Jeff Shepard
2003 Chad Kemenah/Greg Wilson
2004 Chad Kemenah/rain
2005 Stevie Smith/Danny Smith
2006 Terry McCarl/Greg Wilson
2007 Brock Mayes/Dale Blaney
2008 Lance Dewease
2009 Dale Blaney/rain
2010 rain/Byron Reed
2011 rain/Dale Blaney
2012 Dale Blaney/Craig Mintz
2013 Rain/Dale Blaney
2014 Rain/Dale Blaney
2015 Rain/Ryan Smith
Also, Attica Raceway Park will give race teams a “mulligan” in their chase for the 2016 track championships. Should a driver miss a night of racing they will receive 75 points one time providing they did not compete at another race at a different track that night.