DAVE BLANEY HOT LAPS AT WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY,OPTS TO WAIT FOR COMPLETE COMEBACK
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (May 22, 2016) -- Dave Blaney and the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop 71M team were back at Weedsport Speedway tonight with the World of Outlaws for the Empire State Challenge. The Speedway, purchased by Blaney’s friend and 71M sponsor Al Heinke in 2014, has undergone a complete makeover.
As team owner Dan Motter stated, “This track is world class. Al has done a tremendous job taking into consideration, not only the racers’ needs, but he has incorporated all the creature comforts to give the fans an optimum experience.”
It was the first time ever that the World of Outlaws had raced under all LED lighting, another cutting edge feature at Weedsport.
After hot lapping in warm-ups, Blaney was not as comfortable in the car as he felt he needed to be to give a 100 percent effort against the Outlaws.
“It was great to see the improvements that Al (Heinke) has made at Weedsport,” said Blaney. “It is a great facility and really fast. The existing track record from last year was lowered by more than one second tonight.
“You pretty much just have to get in the car under race conditions to determine if you are prepared to return and with the speeds and the level of competition here tonight, I don’t think we are 100 percent ready. These things take time. Mentally I am ready to get back out and mix it up but you have to be patient. So we will wait.
“Thanks to all our fans for their understanding and all the words of encouragement we continue to receive.”
Sheldon Haudenschild Earns First Ever Arctic Cat All Star Win at Lincoln Speedway
Weekend action resumes at Wilmot Raceway
LINCOLN, Illinois (May 20, 2016) - For the second time in as many starts, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild earned a trip to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, this time during a first ever appearance at the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. Haudenschild took advantage of a lap-17 restart to earn his position at the front of the field, driving around pole sitter Parker Price-Miller on a rubbered-up racing surface to clinch a second consecutive, $5,000, Arctic Cat All Star payday. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93 now has eight career main event victories with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, raising his 2016 win total to two. Parker Price-Miller would hold on to finish second, followed by “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver, his second consecutive All Star podium finish.
“Feels great to get one more of these,” said Sheldon Haudenschild. “I just can’t thank Bonzai and the guys enough for what they do for this team. They work their butt’s off every week and it clearly shows. I have a lot of great sponsors who back this team. Without their help and support, we wouldn’t be here. I just can’t thank them enough.”
Sheldon Haudenschild raced in a podium position during the entire 35-lap main event, getting away third after the initial start before capturing second from Chad Kemenah on lap two. Haudenschild made early challenges for the top spot by lap four, attempting back-to-back slide jobs on leader Parker Price-Miller, but Price-Miller prevailed and maintained control. It would be lap 17 before Haudenschild could make a bid for the top spot stick, driving around the outside of Parker Price-Miller during a single-file restart. Haudenschild controlled the remaining distance, surviving one additional restart on lap 22.
“I’ve seen my dad do it a few times, so I figured I had a shot to make it work,” explained Haudenschild regarding his winning move. “I figured that was my only shot to make it work. I restarted as close as I could to Parker (Price-Miller), worked around him and it stuck. I’m just happy to be in victory lane. We’ll head to Wilmot Raceway tomorrow and try again.”
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their trek through the Midwest on Saturday, May 21, with a visit to the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin. Arctic Cat All Star competitors will race head-to-head with the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Series on Saturday night, dueling for a $5,000 top prize during the Fifth Annual IRA/All Star Sprint Challenge. Dale Blaney, the six-time and defending All Star point champion, will lead the charge into Wisconsin on Saturday evening. The Ohio native has earned the last five Arctic Cat All Star main event victories in the “Badger State,” including four consecutive IRA/All Star Sprint Challenges.
Wilmot Raceway will open pit gates for race teams at 12-noon on Saturday, May 21. A mandatory drivers meeting will be hosted at 5:30 pm, followed by warm-ups at 6:15 pm. Racing is scheduled to hit the speedway at 6:45 pm. Those seeking additional information should visit Wilmot Raceway online at www.wilmotraceway.com.
A-Main (35 Laps) 1. Sheldon Haudenschild ; 2. Parker Price-Miller; 3. Danny Holtgraver; 4. Chad Kemenah ; 5. Jerrod Hull; 6. Dale Blaney; 7. Cap Henry; 8. Bret Tripplett; 9. Kraig Kinser; 10. Caleb Armstrong; 11. Joe B. Miller; 12. Jim Moughan; 13. Kory Crabtree; 14. Caleb Helms; 15. Chris Urish; 16. Lee Jacobs; 17. Jordan Goldesberry; 18. TJ Michael; 19. Cory Bruns; 20. Andrew Palker; 21. AJ Bruns; 22. Trey Datweiler; 23. Hunter Mackison; 24. Kody Kinser.
Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (5/20/2016):
1. Dale Blaney: 994
2. Chad Kemenah: 972
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 944
4. Cap Henry: 906
5. T.J. Michael: 870
6. Danny Holtgraver: 852
7. Lee Jacobs: 828
8. Caleb Helms: 786
9. Kraig Kinser: 758
10. Caleb Armstrong: 752
Arctic Cat All Stars Announce 2016 Television Schedule
Six Events to be Broadcast via Tape-Delayed Basis Beginning with Wilmot Raceway
INDIANAPOLIS (May 18, 2016) - Open wheel fans from across the Midwest will now have the privilege to experience the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions from the comfort of their own living room. Series officials are pleased to announce the addition of a television schedule, broadcast on a tape-delayed basis, that will feature six Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions events from six different race tracks in three states. Race enthusiasts located in areas outside of Arctic Cat All Star scheduled territory will now have the opportunity to join in on the action, with the first scheduled broadcast set to feature competition from the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin.
“This is a huge step for our series and our competitors,” explained Tony Stewart, All Star Circuit of Champions owner. “A deal like this allows our series to be viewed on a whole new level, reaching viewers in areas where we may not visit or have accessibility. It gives our drivers, teams, and sponsors the exposure that they deserve. We are excited for this opportunity and hope to expand on it in the future.”
Teaming together with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the six-race television schedule will be broadcast via the American Sports Network, expanding Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions exposure in areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana, with national potential also available. The Sinclair Broadcast Group manages over 170 stations in 32 states, reaching 7.5 million followers on social media alone. Arctic Cat All Star competition will be broadcast over many of Sinclair’s major network affiliates including FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS. The six Arctic Cat All Star events have each been finalized, with exact air dates to be determined at a later time.
Events to be broadcast on the 2016 television schedule include both historical and inaugural programs, giving viewers the opportunity to engage in all areas of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign. The tape-delayed schedule will include such events as the 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale at Eldora Speedway, the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway, the inaugural Dirt Classic Indiana at Kokomo Speedway, and the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale at Atomic Speedway.
Tape-delayed Television Schedule:
May 21 - Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, Wisconsin - (Air Date: TBD)
May 27 - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - (Air Date: TBD)
June 25 - Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, Ohio - Ohio Sprint Speedweek Finale - (Air Date: TBD)
July 9 - Sharon Speedway - Hartford, Ohio - Lou Blaney Memorial - (Air Date: TBD)
July 23 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, Indiana - Dirt Classic Indiana - (Air Date: TBD)
October 21/22 - Atomic Speedway - Chillicothe, Ohio - All Star Championship Finale - (Air Date: TBD)
Race fans are encouraged to stay alert for further details. Additional news and information regarding the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions television schedule will be posted in the near future. Stay tuned online at www.allstarsprint.com.
“I think this is something we’ve all been waiting for,” said Tony Stewart. “I’m truly excited to get started.”
Midweek FAST Action Update: Andrews and Clark Earn Wins, Action Set to Resume with Mega Memorial Day Weekend Program, FAST Points Updated
FAST Series Press:
FREMONT, Oh. (May 17, 2016) - Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to wreak havoc on the entire FAST Series weekend in northwest Ohio, competition continued, this time with a visit to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. It was the first FAST Series program of the 2016 season in Attica, with previously scheduled stops all halted due to Mother Nature.
The Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service, and the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro, sanctioned competition at Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, May 13, crowning two new FAST Series main event winners, as well as two new championship point leaders.
“Weather continues to give us a headache, but it didn’t stop action from happening at Attica,” said Rich Farmer, FAST Series promoter. “Hats off to all of the teams that entered action on Friday night. We had overwhelming support once again. The racing proved that we have some of the best talent in the region. The rest of the season is going to be fantastic.”
Chris Andrews earned his first FAST 410 Series main event victory of the 2016 season on Friday evening at the Attica highbanks. The Sandusky native earned his spot in victory lane with a pass for the lead during the closing laps of the 30-lap main event. Craig Mintz would be scored second, followed by DJ Foos, Jordan Ryan, and Broc Martin. Caleb Griffith, who led all but the last two circuits before losing command to Andrews, crossed under the final checkers in the runner-up spot, but was disqualified due to a weight infraction. There were 24 cars entered for competition.
With help from his runner-up finish, Craig Mintz is now the Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service point leader. The former FAST Series champion holds a mere 19 point advantage over defending champion Byron Reed. Broc Martin, Chris Andrews, and Trey Jacobs round out the top-five. Chris Andrews joins Byron Reed and Carson Macedo as one-time winners with the series thus far in 2016.
It was Fremont’s Bobby Clark earning high honors during the FAST 305 Series main event on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. The former champion held back Steve Rando, Nate Dussel, Dustin Dinan, and Paul Weaver at the final checkers. There were 37 cars signed in for 305 sprint car competition.
Despite the victory, Clark finds himself second in the current JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro standings, just three points shy of the top spot. Fellow former series champion Nate Dussel stands on top of the championship points, followed by Clark, Dustin Dinan, Seth Schneider, and Dustin Stroup.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature washed away all hopes for FAST Series competition at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 14. Wet weather and unseasonably cold temperatures forced the “Track That Action Built” to close their doors.
Up next on the agenda, FAST 410 Series and FAST 305 Series competitors will prepare for a mega event in Fremont, Ohio, during Memorial Day weekend; two days of open wheel competition with high dollar paydays on the line. Action will ignite officially on Saturday evening, May 28, at Fremont Speedway with a $5,000-to-win/$500-to-start FAST 410 Series program, the highest paying main event of the season thus far. As an added bonus, all competitors who take a competitive green flag will be awarded at least $300.
The FAST 305 Series competitors will get their share of Memorial Day weekend action at the “Track That Action Built” on Sunday, May 29. A $1,000-to-win main event will headline racing for the 305 sprinters on Sunday evening, joining the BOSS non-wing sprint cars for a true open wheel experience.
“Our Memorial Day weekend special has the potential to be a mega event for Fremont Speedway,” explained Rich Farmer. “We have a lot in store for the fans and racers. We’ll be sure to have a packed pit area with the most talented racers in the area. I’m excited to see how the weekend unfolds.”
Current FAST 410 Series Standings
1. Craig Mintz 428
2. Byron Reed 409
3. Broc Martin 408
4. Chris Andrews 392
5. Trey Jacobs 378
6. Jody Keegan 367
7. Caleb Griffith 362
8. Stuart Brubaker 356
8. DJ Foos 356
10. Tyler Gunn 350
Current FAST 305 Series Standings
1. Nate Dussel 276
2. Bobby Clark 273
3. Dustin Dinan 270
4. Seth Schneider 266
5. Dustin Stroup 261
6. John Ivy 260
7. Paul Weaver 252
8. Steve Rando 250
9. Jason Keckler 249
10. Alvin Roepke 238
FAST 410 Series presented
Round 1 April 8th - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 2 April 16th- Fremont Speedway: Carson Macedo
Round 3 April 22nd - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 4 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: Byron Reed
Round 5 April 29th - Attica Raceway Park: RAIN
Round 6 April 30th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 7 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park: Chris Andrews
Round 8 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
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: RAIN
Round 2 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: John Ivy
Round 3 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park: Bobby Clark
Round 4 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
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
National Sprint League Set for Season Debuts at Jackson Motorplex and Knoxville Raceway This Weekend
WINDOM, Minn. (May 15, 2016) - The National Sprint League returns to action this weekend as the series makes its season debut at the two tracks that are on the 2016 schedule the most.
Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., hosts its first of nine events on Friday night when the $10,000-to-win Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals opens the season at the recently renovated half-mile track. A record 30 sprint cars will start the main event.
"Jackson Motorplex is a big enough track that we felt like starting 30 cars in the A Main would exciting for the fans as well as safe for the drivers," National Sprint League Competition Director Chuck Zitterich said. "We have a lot of shows at Jackson Motorplex this season so we're looking forward to kicking off the season there with a big event."
Terry McCarl won the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals last year at Jackson Motorplex, where Dusty Zomer and Sammy Swindell (twice) were also victorious during National Sprint League competition.
More than a dozen sprint car stars have indicated they will be racing at Jackson Motorplex this Friday, including McCarl, Austin McCarl, Brian Brown, Craig Dollansky, Ian Madsen, Davey Heskin, Lynton Jeffrey, Dakota Hendrickson, Tim Kaeding, Tasker Phillips, Chris Martin, Matt Juhl, Brooke Tatnell, Mark Dobmeier and defending series champion Danny Lasoski.
Knoxville Raceway, which is a half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, welcomes the National Sprint League on Saturday for a $5,000-to-win show, which is the first of 10 events this season. Lasoski picked up the victory during the first two National Sprint League events last year with McCarl and Justin Henderson also earning series wins at Knoxville Raceway.
Tickets for Friday's event at Jackson Motorplex, where the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars featuring the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region and the Liquid Nitro RaceSaver 305 sprints will also be competing, are $25 for adult general admission, $12 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30.
The pits are slated to open at 4:30 p.m. with the front gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps will begin around 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento’s Willie Croft races to first career Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway King of the West 410 win on Saturday at the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial
By Gary Thomas
Tulare, CA – May 14, 2016…After coming oh-so-close to a King of the West 410 Series win at the Thunderbowl Raceway in the past Sacramento’s Willie Croft was able to finally check it off his resume Saturday night, by claiming the 30-lap Chris & Brian Faria Memorial.
The victory was also sweet redemption for Croft, who was taken out in lapped traffic while leading the KWS season-opener in Placerville. It marked his seventh career series triumph, moving him into a tie for 16th on the all-time list with Jimmy Sills, Kyle Larson, Greg Decaires & Randy Hannagan.
“It feels so good to get a King of the West win at this place,” commented Croft, who nearly won the Faria Memorial in 2014, before running out of fuel just prior to the finish. “That race was a workout tonight and I feel pretty drained after that one. Felt bad for Rico Abreu because he was really fast, but I’ve definitely had some bad luck in Tulare myself before. I want to thank all my crew and the people that support this race team. We’ve had a great start to the year and hope to keep building on this momentum.”
The 30-lap King of the West feature was a rough & tumble affair, showcasing drama & excitement at times like we’ve been accustomed to at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway. Croft started on the pole by way of winning the night’s dash and had his way out front, until Rutherford’s Rico Abreu stepped up challenges for the top spot. Abreu had taken the lead from the outside of row two on a lap 11 double file restart, only to have the red flag wave for an incident involving Coarsegold’s Scott Parker.
After that the two-time Chili Bowl champ re-grouped and got around Roseville’s Colby Copeland for second on the ensuing single file restart. He then worked hard to close in on Croft for the lead and took his opportunity on lap 21. As the pair raced into turn three Abreu performed a massive slide job to get ahead of Croft, but couldn’t hold the exit of turn four and looped the car, resulting in him tipping over to bring out the red flag. Damage was too much him to continue on, but as always Abreu certainly gave the crowd a great show.
With Croft up front for the restart he clicked off the final nine-laps without worries to take the Ed Entz checkered flag aboard his Holey Smokes BBQ/ Amerikote No. 29 machine. It was his second ever win at the track, with the first coming at Trophy Cup in 2014.
Copeland crossed the stripe in second to match his best career King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series finish. It was also his best ever 410 Sprint Car result at Thunderbowl Raceway. Copeland also did an outstanding job to take evasive action when Abreu got upside down, spinning the car completely around and keeping the engine lit to continue on. Fremont’s Shane Golobic had a strong run to round out the podium on Saturday. The past Civil War Series champ has now finished on the podium at the last three Faria Memorial’s in Tulare.
Campbell’s Bud Kaeding & Chico’s Jonathan Allard completed the top-five after having an entertaining battle over the course of the race. Two-time KWS champ Kyle Hirst rebounded nicely to earn a sixth place finish, after going to the rear early in the race following contact that left him stopped on lap nine. The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Hanford’s DJ Netto, Fresno’s Cory Eliason, Campbell’s Brent Kaeding and Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto.
As noted the dash was claimed by Croft, while the three 10-lap heat races were picked off by Bud Kaeding, Colby Copeland and Croft. Kyle Hirst paced the 23-car field in qualifying with a lap of 13.241. Full results will be available at www.racepmg.com
A-main finish: 1. 29 Willie Croft, 2. 18w Colby Copeland, 3. 22 Shane Golobic, 4. 0 Bud Kaeding, 5. 3c Jonathan Allard, 6. 21x Kyle Hirst, 7. 88n DJ Netto, 8. 00jr Cory Eliason, 9. 69 Brent Kaeding, 10. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 11. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 12. 25 Bobby McMahan, 13. 31c Justyn Cox, 14. 12 Jarrett Soares, 15. 98 Sean Watts, 16. 22a Cori Andrews, 17. 24 Rico Abreu, 18. 00 Jason Statler, 19. 3 Craig Stidham, 20. 17 Justin Sanders, 21. 73 Tyler Walker, 22. 12p Scott Parker, 23. 09s Geoffrey Strole
The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will return to action this coming Saturday night May 21 at the Stockton Dirt Track for the Salute to LeRoy Van Conett. The event also features the season debut of the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos. More info can be found at www.stocktondirttrack.com
Late Pass Gives Brian Brown Win #31 at Knoxville
Henderson wins 360 Thriller, Kautz Wins First in 305’s
by Bill Wright
Knoxville, IA, May 14, 2016 – Brian Brown heated things up on a cool night with a late pass to net his 31st career 410 feature win on McKay Insurance/Nationwide Night at Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver snagged $3,000 for his win in the Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21. Justin Henderson grabbed his seventh career win in the 360 class, climbing from a starting spot in row five in the BDS Motorsports #1. Corey Kautz executed a pass in lap traffic to grab his first win in the 15-lap 305 feature in record time.
Brooke Tatnell set the pace early on in the 20-lap 410 main event. The Aussie pulled away from Matt Juhl and Austin McCarl, before McCarl stopped with a broken power steering line with four laps in the books. Brown would pass Juhl for second on the restart, but that was negated when AJ Moeller and Bronson Maeschen crashed hard in turn two. They were uninjured.
One more lap was in the books when RJ Johnson came to a rest against the turn four wall with five laps down. That restart saw Tatnell ahead of Juhl, Brown, Danny Lasoski and Ian Madsen. Juhl surged to a lead down the backstretch when the green flew again, but Tatnell powered back off the bottom of turn four to keep his advantage.
The next eleven laps went non-stop. Madsen and Craig Dollansky moved past Lasoski into fourth and fifth by the eighth lap. Dollansky would continue his charge, moving by Madsen with five laps to go to claim fourth. Brown surged as he and Juhl were in a dead heat on the completion of lap 16. Because his last lap was quicker, he assumed the runner-up position behind Tatnell on the restart.
Tatnell kept his advantage for two more circuits, and then Brown shot around to lead lap 18. Dollansky moved onto the podium, getting by Juhl on the same lap. Following Brown, Tatnell and Dollansky, was hard-charger, Tim Kaeding who drove from 17th to grab fourth on the last lap. Juhl, Madsen, Dusty Zomer, Justin Henderson, Lasoski and Davey Heskin rounded out the top ten. Maeschen set quick time on the night, and Mark Dobmeier, Brown and Moeller won heat races.
“We’ve ran in the top three the last eight or nine nights,” said Brown in Victory Lane. “That’s nice, but it’s nice to get wins too. I didn’t know if we’d be able to get it done tonight, but we did. The team’s been here the last five years. I don’t know if the driver has shown up the last couple of years. Sometimes it takes a wintertime to sift through everything to see what’s right and what’s wrong. This team busts their tail and they deserve to win every night. I’d really like to thank this crowd. It was a great crowd on a pretty cold night.”
Ian Madsen shot out from his starting spot outside row two of the 360 feature to lead the 18-lapper early on. Chris Martin, Jamie Ball, Joe Beaver and Billy Alley settled in behind him. Beaver suffered a rear-end issue in turn one, and backed into the fence with three laps down. He was uninjured, but surrendered his fourth place run.
Just one more lap was in the books, when a caution was displayed for Derrik Lusk, Dave Getchell and Mike Van Haaften, all of whom retired. Alley shot by Martin into third on the restart, as Ball ran down the leader. Justin Henderson was on the move, however, moving up to fourth on the restart and then tracking down Alley to gain third on lap seven.
The final caution came out for Kade Higday, who made contact with the turn three wall on lap ten. He was taken to the hospital, complaining of a leg injury. With eight laps to go, Madsen led Ball, Henderson, Alley and Dusty Zomer back to green.
Ball would use the low side to shoot by Madsen on lap eleven, while Henderson would use the same move two laps later to take second. Henderson seemed to gain speed as the race went on, and shot by Ball with three laps to go to take the win. Ball held on to second, ahead of Madsen, hard-charger Clint Garner (from 15th) and Alley. Zomer, Martin, Tony Shilling, Nate Van Haaften and Ryan Giles rounded out the top ten. Beaver set quick time for the 360’s, while Zomer, Nate Van Haaften and Sawyer Phillips won heats.
“(Ball) was doing a really good job when he came up on a lapped car,” said Henderson in Victory Lane. “I didn’t know if I’d have time to get to him before we got to the lapped car. It just worked out for us. I’m really proud of this team. We were fighting hard all night to find something that was going to work.”
The 15-lap 305 main event went non-stop in record time at 4:27.2. Mike Mayberry, who crossed first a week ago, but was two pounds light at the scales, pulled away in the early going from Corey Kautz, Chris Walraven and McKenna Haase. Haase would shoot by Walraven on the second lap for third.
At the halfway point, the top five was Mayberry, Kautz, Haase, Walraven and Mitchell Alexander. The tenth lap would see Kautz make his winning move. Mayberry elected to go low behind a lapped car, and Kautz used that as a pick, rocketing on the cushion into the lead. He would guide the Greenland Homes #51 to his first career feature win at Knoxville. Mayberry would maintain second ahead of Haase, Walraven and Mitchell Alexander. Christian Bowman, Matthew Stelzer, Stacey Alexander, Joe Simbro and Chase Wanner completed the top ten. Wanner set quick time, while Mayberry and Simbro won heats.
“We’ve really struggled,” said Kautz in Victory Lane. “We’re upside down more than we’re going forward. Tonight’s an awesome night! I’ve gotta thank Steve Gruber, Greg Jensen, David Chase and I have to thank the Ball team. They’ve made us quick and made us consistent. We won one!”
410 Results A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. Craig Dollansky (9); 4. Tim Kaeding (17); 5. Matt Juhl (2); 6. Ian Madsen (5); 7. Dusty Zomer (7); 8. Justin Henderson (12); 9. Danny Lasoski (3); 10. Davey Heskin (8); 11. Dustin Selvage (15); 12. Mark Dobmeier (14); 13. Tasker Phillips (10); 14. Josh Schneiderman (16); 15. Lynton Jeffrey (11); 16. Chris Martin (23); 17. Dakota Hendrickson (21); 18. Scott Bogucki (20); 19. Kevin Hetrick (24); 20. Bob Weuve (25); 21. Jake Bubak (22); 22. RJ Johnson (18); 23. AJ Moeller (13); 24. Bronson Maeschen (19); 25. Austin McCarl (4). Lap Leaders: Tatnell 1-17, Brown 18-20. Hard-charger: Kaeding.
360 Results A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (9); 2. Jamie Ball (3); 3. Ian Madsen (4); 4. Clint Garner (15); 5. Billy Alley (8); 6. Dusty Zomer (12); 7. Chris Martin (1); 8. Tony Shilling (10); 9. Nate Van Haaften (16); 10. Ryan Giles (5); 11. Sawyer Phillips (17); 12. Josh Riggins (23); 13. Matt Moro (13); 14. Tom Lenz (20); 15. Calvin Landis (7); 16. John Anderson (25); 17. Rob Weuve (18); 18. Kade Higday (11); 19. Alan Zoutte (2); 20. Mike Van Haaften (14); 21. Derrik Lusk (22); 22. Dave Getchell (24); 23. Joe Beaver (6) DNS – Jon Agan, Ryan Roberts. Lap Leaders: Madsen 1-10, Ball 11-14, Henderson 15-18. Hard-charger: Garner.
305 Results A main (started), 15 Laps, 4:27.2 (NTR): 1. Corey Kautz (1); 2. Mike Mayberry (2); 3. McKenna Haase (4); 4. Chris Walraven (6); 5. Mitchell Alexander (10); 6. Christian Bowman (5); 7. Matthew Stelzer (8); 8. Stacey Alexander (12); 9. Joe Simbro (3); 10. Chase Wanner (11); 11. Trevor Smith (7); 12. Ben Woods (9); 13. Tyler Glass (14); 14. Dan Henning (13) DNS – Brad Comegys, Cody Ambers, Devin Kline, Josh Jones. Lap Leaders: Mayberry 1-9, Kautz 10-15. Hard-charger: M. Alexander.
Arctic Cat All Star Visit to Mercer Raceway Park Cancelled
MERCER, Pa. (May 14, 2016) - Due to inclement weather conditions, Mercer Raceway Park and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have been forced to cancel action scheduled for later this evening, Saturday, May 14. Wet weather invaded the Mercer, Pennsylvania, area during the late night/early morning hours, adding moisture to an already saturated facility.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the 30’s late tonight, adding more concern for event officials. Mercer Raceway Park and the Arctic Cat All Stars are searching for a suitable rain date.
Andrews gets late race pass for FAST 410 Attica win
By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – Chris Andrews executed a daring bonsai move on a restart with two laps to go to take the lead and the win in the 410 sprint feature on the Eric Phillips 28th Anniversary Classic Presented by American Powersports/Merrill Lynch Night at Attica Raceway Park.
The drama in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature began with two laps to go when Travis Philo and Byron Reed, while battling for second, made contact with a lapped machine, sending both spinning. Up until that point Caleb Griffith looked to be on his way to his second feature win of the year at Attica.
That moved Sandusky, Ohio’s Andrews from fourth to second on the restart. When the ensuing green flew, Andrews drove to the bottom of turns one and two and slid up in front of Griffith. The pair would race side by side down the back stretch and through three and four with Andrews leading to the white flag and going on to his seventh career Attica win.
A disappointed Griffith, who led laps 1 through 28, would fail to go to the scales after the feature and was disqualified.
“We were fourth and the track as slick as it was, there weren’t many options to gain anything then a couple of guys wreck there and I was behind Caleb. I slid him and he point it on me…he did what he had to do. He really left me no choice. If I lifted I’d probably be sitting in the pit stands. We stayed in it and look like a hero,” said Andrews beside his Sennebogen, Aircraft by Armbruster backed #73.
“We’ve hit it off here, me and Joe Armbruster. Andrew Barman is just taking the wrenches and going with it and Doug Berryman getting the shocks going and Paul Kistler…this is our first night on his motor. It’s just really going good. I can’t thank everyone enough,” added Andrews.
The win garnered Andrews value points in the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service.
The drivers in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models put on just as an exciting feature ending as the sprints. Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown would battle last week’s winner Matt Irey the last five laps before taking the lead with just three laps remaining and went on to his second win of the season and the 15th of his career at Attica.
“This didn’t help any…it hurt the car getting into the corner,” said Drown pointing to a wrinkled in right rear fender. “I have to thank my dad, my brother, Dan, Steve for getting the car perfect and Leroy Hall for supporting us and letting me drive for him. I want to thank my whole family and my wife for the support.”
“I’m on the road a lot and today was the first day I saw the car all week. It’s a group effort here. I want to thank Wooster Glass, Halls Auto Sales, Kar Konnections, Nationwide Vehicle Protection, Keith Berner with the shocks, and Malcuit Racing Engines…it’s a heck of a motor. Also Swartz Race Cars…I’m impressed so far, it’s been a real good piece and I feel that every race we’ve been in this year we could have won,” added Drown.
In the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature, Fremont, Ohio’s Bobby Clark led every lap to score his first win of the year. It was the 20th of his career in the 305 sprints at Attica. The victory also puts Clark in contention for a second straight JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro title.
“I kept watching who was behind me and I saw Nate Dussel snuck up in there. I was pretty good…I wasn’t real worried until I saw someone. I just made sure I ran it as hard as I could those last few laps. I gave one away early in the year so I had to redeem myself. We’ve been changing some things and these guys had the car really good tonight,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence, Kear’s Speed Shop, B&L Plumbing, Shellukes Bar, Big D’s Pizza, Miller Rigging, Nagy’s Equipment Sales, Willies Towing, Schiets Motorsports backed #8.
Griffith and Trey Jacobs brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature. Griffith would drive into the lead with Jacobs, Mitch Harble, Travis Philo and Broc Martin in pursuit. Harble would spin while running third on lap 3 to bring out the first caution. A lap later and seventh running Stuart Brubaker would spin.
On the ensuing restart Griffith would drive off while Jacobs would surrender second to Philo. Reed would take third on lap eight with Jacobs, Andrews, Craig Mintz and DJ Foos in tow. Just as he was ready to run into heavy lapped traffic, Ryan Broughton would spin, collecting Brian Lay who flipped but was uninjured.
The restart would see Griffith hold off Philo with Reed, Andrews, Jacobs, Mintz, Foos, Jordan Ryan and Jimmy Colvin giving chase. At the half-way point Griffith held a commanding lead while Philo and Reed battled for second. Griffith would slip off the cushion in turn two, allowing Philo and Reed to close as Mintz moved into fourth.
Griffith would hit lapped traffic with 10 laps to go with Philo, Reed, Andrews, Foos and Mintz staying close. Mintz would slip over the banking in turn three, losing a couple of positions on lap 21. With five laps to go Griffith had picked his way through traffic and appeared to be on his way to victory. Philo and Reed began dicing it up for second with Andrews, Foos, Mintz and Ryan in tow.
Just as the leaders hit turn one after completing the 28th lap, Philo attempted to get around a lapped car and made contact, sending him spinning and collecting Reed. Philo was done for the race while Reed went to the tail.
The restart order for the two lap shoot out was Griffith, Andrews, Foos and Mintz. When the green flew Andrews dove low in turn one and slide in front of Griffith. Andrews would hold off Griffith for the win. Because of the disqualification, Mintz would be credited with a rebounding second followed by Foos, Ryan and Martin in the top five.
In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature, Ricky Peterson and Clark paced the field with Clark gaining the advantage. Clark began to pull away from Peterson with Steve Rando, Matt Foos, Kyle Capodice, Nate Dussel and John Ivy in tow.
Jamie Miller would bring out the first caution on lap six with Clark leading Peterson, Rando, Foos, Dussel, Capodice and Dustin Dinan. Rando would take second on lap nine with Dussel sliding into fourth on lap seven. Rando would take second on lap nine but could not close on Clark.
Following a Kyle Farmer spin on lap 12, Clark would get a great restart to lead Rando, Dussel, Foos, Peterson, Dinan and Paul Weaver. Foos’ great run would end on lap 19 when mechanical problems put him in the pits.
The restart with six laps to go would see Clark again pull away from Rando with Dussel, Dinan, Weaver, Peterson and Seth Schneider giving chase.
Clark would go unchallenged to the checkers with Rando, Dussel, Dinan and Weaver rounding out the top five.
Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 20 with Scout Night. The 410 sprints, 305 sprints and late models will be in action.
Attica Raceway Park
Friday, May 13, 2016
410 Sprints A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 73-Chris Andrews ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz ; 3. 23-DJ Foos ; 4. 9R-Jordan Ryan ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin ; 9. 16-Stuart Brubaker ; 10. 9x-Rob Chaney ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 12. 5R-Byron Reed ; 13. 60-Jody Keegan ; 14. 89-George Hawkins ; 15. 15H-Mitch Harble ; 16. 8-Kevin Shelbo ; 17. 5T-Travis Philo ; 18. 22-Ryan Broughton ; 19. 45L-Brian Lay ; 20. 33M-Caleb Griffith
305 Sprints A-Main (25 Laps) 1. 8-Bobby Clark ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel ; 4. 1X-Dustin Dinan ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider ; 8. 1XX-Jordan Ryan ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 11. 10X-Dustin Stroup ; 12. 4*-Tyler Street ; 13. 99-Alvin Roepke ; 14. 77I-John Ivy ; 15. 66-Jamie Miller ; 16. 97-Kyle Peters ; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 18. 18N-Frank Neill ; 19. 44-Kyle Farmer ; 20. 7M-Brandon Moore ; 21. 41-Thomas Schinderle ; 22. 2F-Matt Foos
Weather forces Fremont to cancel
FREMONT, Ohio – Persistent rains over night and through the morning, coupled with strong winds and dropping temperatures forced Fremont Speedway officials to cancel racing for Saturday, May 14.
The speedway handed out tickets to all students in Sandusky County schools for the event. Promoter Rich Farmer said students can use these tickets toward a general admission ticket throughout the rest of the summer.
Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, May 21 for Roots Poultry Night featuring the 410 and 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models. It is Armed Forces Night, paying tribute to all those who have served their country with $5 general admission with a valid military ID.
Sheldon Haudenschild Survives “Friday the 13th” for Lernerville Victory
SARVER, Pa. (May 13, 2016) - Wooster’s own Sheldon Haudenschild lived up to his family’s exciting reputation on Friday evening at Lernerville Speedway, mastering all areas of an action-packed racing surface to earn his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2016 season. Haudenschild started third on the feature grid, earning his spot at the front of the field during a lap ten restart. Despite heavy periods of traffic, multiple cautions, and repetitive charges by Chad Kemenah, Danny Holtgraver and Tim Shaffer, Haudenschild held on to capture a seventh career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his first at the historic Lernerville Speedway. Danny Holtgraver would cross under the final checkers second, followed by Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer and Andrew Palker.
“You have to show up and be ready to race at these All Star races,” explained Sheldon Haudenschild. “We were pretty good all night. During the feature, we were challenged quite a few times. I could see guys trying to drive below me. I knew if I kept hitting my marks and stayed out of trouble, we would be OK. I really can’t thank this team enough. We’ve been showing a lot of speed so far this year. We hope to continue that.”
After a complete restart due to a caution on the opening lap, main event action would officially ignite with the feature pole sitter, the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer, showing the way. Haudenschild showed speed almost instantly and raced just behind Shaffer, making heavy challenges for the lead during the first five circuits. A battle in traffic between Shaffer, Haudenschild and Chad Kemenah would eventually unfold, allowing Kemenah to slip by Haudenschild on lap six before taking command over Shaffer on lap seven. Unfortunately for Tim Shaffer, a tangle with the turn two cushion would force the pilot of the Rudzik Racing/No. 49 off of the racing surface, allowing Sheldon Haudenschild to reclaim second in the running order.
A caution, followed by red flag conditions on lap ten, would halt the feature field. When green flag conditions resumed, Sheldon Haudenschild made a bid for the lead and succeeded, driving by Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93 rolled ahead of the field for the next ten circuits, but not unchallenged. “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver, who started on the inside of row three, climbed his way into a podium position by halfway, eventually racing bumper to bumper with Haudenschild in traffic before caution flags reappeared on lap 20.
Green flag conditions resumed, but only for three circuits. The main event’s second red flag was displayed on lap 23, resulting in a fuel stop.
Tim Shaffer, who was fourth in the running order during the lap 23 restart, made a huge bid for the top spot after passing the front stretch cone, but would come up short, drifting back to fourth by the feature finish. Shaffer’s attempt to slide by the top-three would hold up Danny Holtgraver and Chad Kemenah, not allowing any attempt at catch Sheldon Haudenschild. Haudenschild would go on to capture the $5,000 top prize, not affected by traffic that stacked two to three wide in the closing circuits. Pittsburgh’s Danny Holtgraver followed in second, with former Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah rounding out the podium finishers.
“Man, it feels good to be home and up here on this platform,” said Danny Holtgraver. “I think we may have had something for Sheldon there at the end, we just kinda got hung up on that last restart. Regardless, I can’t thank my guys enough. They gave me a great race car. We’ll take this second place finish and move on to tomorrow and work for one spot higher.”
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their tour of Western Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, May 14, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. It will be the first and only appearance by the regional travelers in 2016, awarding a $5,000 winner’s share. The Arctic Cat All Stars made three appearances at the Mercer County oval in 2016, crowning three different winners including Chad Kemenah, Lee Jacobs and Ryan Smith. Smith, dubbed the “Kunkletown Kid,” is the most recent Arctic Cat All Star to earn a feature victory at Mercer Raceway Park, earning $5,000 on July 4, 2015.
Mercer Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:30 pm on Saturday afternoon, May 14, with the mandatory drivers beginning at 5:30 pm. Hot laps are scheduled to hit the racing surface at 6, sharp! For more information, please visit Mercer Raceway Park live on the Web at www.mercerracewaypark.com.
A-Main 1 (30 Laps)1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 6. 21-Cap Henry ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 12. 7W-Logan Wagner ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael ; 14. 4-Danny Smith ; 15. 23JR-Jack Sodeman ; 16. 40-Caleb Helms ; 17. 13-Brandon Matus ; 18. 35-Jared Zimbardi ; 19. 33-Brent Matus ; 20. 5K-Adam Kekich ; 21. 8D-Billy Dietrich ; 22. 51-John Garvin ; 23. 7-Eric Williams ; 24. 10-Carl Bowser ; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 26. 22s-Brandon Spithaler ; 27. 8-Bryan Sebetto ; 28. 46-Michael Bauer[21
Current Standing (5/13/2016)
1. Dale Blaney 856
2. Chad Kemenah 830
3. Sheldon Haudenschild 794
4. Cap Henry 770
5. T.J. Michael 756
6. Tim Shaffer 746
7. Lee Jacobs 710
8. Danny Holtgraver 708
9. Caleb Helms 664
10. Ryan Smith 640
NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY; TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (May 11, 2016) – The 27th annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (NSCHoF) induction banquet is less than one month away and tickets are still available for the ceremony. Those individuals being inducted for their career achievements are Gene Crucean, Dale Blaney, Doug Clark, the late Roy “Bud” Grimm (Jr.), Frankie Kerr, the late Mark Light, the late Gus Linder, and Shirley Kear Valentine. The induction banquet will be 12 Noon on Saturday, June 4, in Knoxville and tickets are still available by calling administrative assistant Lori DeMoss at 1-800-874-4488.
In addition, current inductees of the NSCHoF will be saluted at a Friday night, June 3, reception on the museum’s second floor, starting at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Amongst those current inductees that are expected to participate in the roundtable discussion this year are Lynn Paxton, Steve Stapp, Kenny Jacobs, Ray Lee Goodwin, Allen Brown, Mike Arthur, Jean Lynch, Rick Ferkel, John Mahoney, Jack Elam, Gene Marderness and Newton “Buzz” Rose.
Finally, Knoxville Raceway will be hosting the winged 410-cubic-inch National Sprint League (NSL) sprint cars on Saturday night, June 4, along with the winged 360- and 305-c.i. sprint cars. Current NSCHoF inductee Danny Lasoski of Missouri is expected to be in competition that night in the $5,000-to-win show, as are Brian Brown of Missouri, Davey Heskin of Minnesota, Ian Madsen of New South Wales (Australia), Tim Kaeding of California, Justin Henderson of South Dakota, Brooke Tatnell of New South Wales (Australia) and Craig Dollansky of Minnesota. They will all be competing at the half-mile Knoxville Raceway, where plenty of good seats are still available at www.knoxvilleraceway.com.
Those wishing to acquire twenty-five-dollar ($25) NSCHoF induction banquet tickets can contact museum administrative assistant Lori DeMoss at 1-800-874-4488 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Past King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series champion Tyler Walker returns to action on Saturday in Tulare
By Gary Thomas
Tulare, CA – May 11, 2016…Multiple-time Chris & Brian Faria Memorial winner Tyler Walker of Los Angeles, CA is set to make his King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season debut on Saturday in Tulare.
The 2009 KWS champion captured three King of the West victories last season, including the KRC Safety Fall Shootout at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in October. Walker claimed the Faria Memorial in back-to-back years from 2008-'09 and will be aboard the Josh Ford Motorsports No. 73 machine on Saturday.
Walker will be one of many drivers hoping to take home the $3,000 top prize when the King of the West tour invades the one-third mile clay oval. So far this year reigning Trophy Cup champion Bud Kaeding of Campbell and two-time KWS titlist Kyle Hirst from Paradise have won events with the series.
The Chris & Brian Faria Memorial marks round three in the battle for the statewide championship and is the first of four events at the Tulare facility. KWS will return to the track on July 22 & 23 for the 3rd annual Peter Murphy Classic.
Also in action on Saturday will be the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Car Series, the Western RaceSaver Sprints & the brand All Star Modified Tour. The jam packed cavalcade of motorsports pays honor to the late Chris & Brian Faria, who were cousins of Thunderbowl Raceway promoter Steve Faria.
Chris Faria was an up and coming driver who was the youngest of five children to Danny Sr. & Arlet Faria. He grew up on their farm in Tipton and was known as the prankster of the family. Chris unfortunately lost his life at the age of 21 during a farming accident and his memory has been kept alive with a memorial race at the Thunderbowl Raceway ever since.
Brian was the oldest of the five Faria children and was taken from us in January of 2006 during an accident while driving on a highway. Brian enjoyed helping out with the track preparation at the Thunderbowl, as he drove the water truck and the grader among other things. The Chris & Brian Faria Memorial has become a cornerstone of the track schedule and is always a special night for everyone with the Thunderbowl Raceway.
Reserved grandstand seats for the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial on Saturday cost $20 with general admission bleacher tickets $18. To reserve your seat contact (559) 688-0909. The ticket booth & will call at the track will open at 1:30pm. The front gate will open at 4pm. With four divisions running the pit meeting will be held at 4:30pm sharp.
Tickets continue to be on sale for the remaining events this season, including the 23rd annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup on October 20, 21 & 22. Also an FYI for teams that participated in last year’s Trophy Cup, early entry forms have been sent out for this season & must be returned by May 31st. For anyone else wishing to participate in this year's event, June 1st is the day entry is open to the public until we reach capacity (100).
National Sprint League Starting 30 Cars in $10,000-to-Win Feature at Jackson Motorplex
WINDOM, Minn. (May 11, 2016) - The National Sprint League is thinking outside the box for its next event.
Not only will the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals pay $10,000 to win, the event on Friday, May 20, at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., will start 30 cars in the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars feature.
"Most tracks run 24 cars on a quarter mile so we thought we'd try 30," National Sprint League Competition Director Chuck Zitterich said. "Jackson Motorplex is a bigger track and we wanted to create more excitement so we decided to take 30 drivers to the A Main."
The marquee event will be showcased at the all-new Jackson Motorplex, which was recently renovated to offer brand new suites and premier seating at the half-mile oval. Support classes include the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars featuring the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region and the Liquid Nitro RaceSaver 305 sprints.
"Everyone at Jackson Motorplex has been working extremely hard in preparation for the season-opening Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "We're excited to have an all sprint car event kick off the season and to have 30 sprint cars start the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars main event. That will certainly be cool to see."
The National Sprint League has one event in the books as Terry McCarl dominated the Dirt Classic I-80 last Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. McCarl holds a seven-point lead in the championship standings over Brian Brown with Craig Dollansky in third, defending series champion Danny Lasoski fourth and Dale Blaney rounding out the top five.
Arctic Cat All Stars All Set for Western Pennsylvania Invasion
Action Ignites “Friday the 13th” at Lernerville
INDIANAPOLIS (May 11, 2016) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign this Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, with a return to the “Keystone State,” this time visiting two premier ovals in Western Pennsylvania.
Thirteen Arctic Cat All Star regulars will invade Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park during their upcoming travels, ready to challenge the best that Western Pennsylvania has to offer for two separate $5,000 top prizes. “America’s Series” will attempt to outdo Western Pennsylvania’s finest, ultimately increasing their Pennsylvania win total to four on the season.
“I’ve always enjoyed racing in Western Pennsylvania,” explained Dale Blaney, current All Star point leader and defending champion. “Lernerville Speedway has always been one of my absolute favorite places to race, and Mercer Raceway Park is unique in its own way. It’s a great Western Pennsylvania combination for us as a series. They each have a lot of history and a great local racing tradition. We are all pretty excited to get the weekend going.”
Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday night, May 13. It will be the first and only appearance by the regional travelers at the speedway this season. A stout field of weekly sprint car competitors are expected to be on hand to help defend home dirt against the Arctic Cat All Stars, including a pair of Lernerville Speedway track champions, Carl Bowser and AJ Flick. Dale Blaney is the most recent competitor to find victory lane at Lernerville Speedway during Arctic Cat All Star competition, earning high honors on May 1, 2015. The “Low Rider” held off fellow All Star travelers Cody Darrah and Sheldon Haudenschild for the $5,000 paycheck, one of 12 Arctic Cat All Star victories for Blaney in 2015.
Once main event action is complete on Friday night in Sarver, Pennsylvania, Arctic Cat All Star teams will pack up and travel approximately one hour north to the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The lone Arctic Cat All Star visit to Mercer in 2016 will feature an All Star Vs. Western Pennsylvania rematch, with many Lernerville Speedway regulars also full-time competitors at Mercer Raceway Park. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made three visits to “MRP” in 2015, crowning three different main event winners. Chad Kemenah and Lee Jacobs each earned victories at Mercer Raceway Park during Arctic Cat All Star competition last season, with Ryan Smith capturing the most recent on Saturday evening, July 4. The “Kunkletown Kid” kept Dale Blaney and Cody Darrah in his rear-view mirror at the final checkers, one of three Arctic Cat All Star main event wins for the Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, native in 2015.
Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney will enter the Western Pennsylvania doubleheader as the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point leader. The “Low Rider,” who owns two victories and eight top-ten finishes in eight starts thus far in 2016, stands on top of the standings with a 34-point margin over fellow former series champion Chad Kemenah. Kemenah, an Alvada, Ohio, native, owns one victory on the season, as well as six top-ten finishes in eight main event starts. Sheldon Haudenschild, Ryan Smith and Cap Henry round out the current top-five.
Lernerville Speedway will open pit gates at 5:00 pm on Friday evening, May 13. The mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:40, sharp. For more information, please visit Lernerville Speedway live on the Web at www.lernerville.com.
Mercer Raceway Park will swing open pit doors at 3:30 pm on Saturday afternoon, May 14. The mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 pm, with warm ups hitting the racing surface at 6. Those seeking additional news and information should visit Mercer Raceway Park live on the Web at www.mercerracewaypark.com.
King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series ventures to the Central Valley for annual Chris & Brian Faria Memorial this Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway
By Gary Thomas
Tulare, CA – May 10, 2016…The traveling King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is ready to invade the Central Valley for the first time in 2016 this Saturday night, with the annual Chris & Brian Faria Memorial on tap at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.
Competing alongside KWS for the first time this year will be the always exciting USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Car Series, along with the Western RaceSaver Sprints & the new All Star Modified Tour. Following last week’s rainout in Petaluma Saturday marks round three in the fight for the King of the West championship and is held to remember brothers Chris & Brian Faria, who both lost their lives far too soon.
Chris Faria was an up and coming driver who was the youngest of five children to Danny Sr. & Arlet Faria. He grew up on their farm in Tipton and was known as the prankster of the family. Chris unfortunately lost his life at the age of 21 during a farming accident and his memory has been kept alive with a memorial race at the Thunderbowl Raceway ever since.
Brian was the oldest of the five Faria children and was taken from us in January of 2006 during an accident while driving on a highway. Brian enjoyed helping out with the track preparation at the Thunderbowl, as he drove the water truck and the grader among other things. The Chris & Brian Faria Memorial has become a cornerstone of the track schedule and is always a special night for everyone with the Thunderbowl Raceway.
Last year’s Faria Memorial saw Hanford’s DJ Netto dominate the feature to scoop up his first career King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series victory. The now 20-year-old would go on to claim the Pombo/Sargent Classic later in the season and will be gunning for good things on Saturday, following back-to-back 10th place finishes to open the 2016 campaign.
Two-time King of the West champion Kyle Hirst goes into Tulare on Saturday with momentum after his big victory at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial on April 30. The 28-year-old captured the Faria Memorial in 2014 and will compete at the Thunderbowl this weekend for the first time in the potent Tarlton Racing with support from Roth Motorsports No. 21x mount.
One of the favorites on Saturday will certainly be Sacramento’s Willie Croft, who brought home a third place finish at the Thunderbowl in March with the World of Outlaws. The 2014 Trophy Cup champion came oh-so-close to claiming the Faria Memorial that same season, only to have fuel issues a handful of laps from the finish.
Campbell’s Bud Kaeding raced to victory during the King of the West opener in Placerville on April 23 and will be looking for more of that on Saturday at the Thunderbowl. Last October the veteran scored one of the biggest wins of his career by capturing the 22nd annual $20,000-to-win Trophy Cup at the one-third mile clay oval.
More drivers set to tackle the Thunderbowl on Saturday will include Chico’s Jonathan Allard, Los Angeles’ Tyler Walker, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Craig Stidham & Cory Eliason, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Campbell’s Brent Kaeding, Cobble Hill, BC‘s Robbie Price, Gilroy’s Jarrett Soares, Atwater’s Sean Watts, Murrieta’s Cori Andrews and others.
Reserved grandstand seats for the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial on Saturday cost $20 with general admission bleacher tickets $18. To reserve your seat contact (559) 688-0909. The ticket booth & will call at the track will open at 1:30pm. The front gate will open at 4pm.
With four divisions running the pit meeting will be held at 4:30pm sharp and we are asking teams to arrive a bit early to be ready to go as soon as the meeting is over.
Saturday is also the second Williams Roofing of Fremont, CA Royal Fan Draw night, which 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. The Royal Fan Draw is taking place at nearly half of the KWS events in 2016.
The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is held under the management of Prentice Motorsports Group, which also operates the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, the Wingless Sprint Car Series presented by Hunt Magnetos, the All Star Modified Tour and Ocean Speedway.
World of Outlaw Sprints Roar Into New Egypt Speedway Tuesday, May 24th
Can Daryn Pittman Make Four Consecutive Victory Lane Appearances?!
New Egypt, NJ – “The Greatest Show On Dirt” the World of Outlaw Craftsman Tool Sprint Cars are headed for their only New Jersey appearance of 2016 to New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday, May 24th. The stars will hit the 7/16th mile oval to cap off their northeast assault after visiting the Pennsylvania 410 sprint region. True Outlaw Kerry Madsen has been on a tear with back-to-back victories at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway but all the drivers will be chasing defending race winner Daryn Pittman.
It’s no secret Pittman has New Egypt Speedway figured out. For the past four years he’s landed in Victory Lane each of the times he’s raced there (Jersey Rush 2012 and the Outlaws 2013, 2014, 2015). However, last year’s World of Outlaw victory was the closest he’s come to finishing second as a hard charging Donny Schatz looked to rain on his parade. But in the end it was Pittman, who stated he wished there were more races at the Ocean County speed plant, who waved the checkers through falling confetti in Victory Lane.
This year’s competition again looks to be tough for Pittman. Defending champion Donny Schatz seemed to have a better grip on the tricky New Egypt configuration and Joey Saldana set a new track record during time trials followed by a solid eighth place finish. Both will be in attendance along with fellow Outlaw superstars Brad Sweet (their current point leader), Shane Stewart, David Gravel, Jason Johnson, Jason Sides, Paul McMahan, Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen, Kerry Madsen, and more.
Always giving the Outlaws a run for their money on their northeastern swing are the ferocious PA Posse members. For the second year in a row the Speedway has posted a “Posse Bonus.” The first PA Posse member across the line will receive a $250 bonus but if a Posse member can beat the Outlaws, they will score a $500 bonus. Last year’s PA Posse bonus winner was the always in contention Greg Hodnett.
Not to be left out, the Speedway also has lots of giveaways planned for the event for the fans. The first 50 fans through the front main entrance will receive an event poster. Throughout the night the track’s Miss New Egypt’s will be tossing Frisbees signed by all the drivers and the fan who catches the feature winners Frisbee will receive two free General Admission tickets to the USAC Wingless Sprint event on Thursday, June 9th. The Miss New Egypt’s will also be tossing t-shirts courtesy of Route 1 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and two lucky fans will score tickets to PST ‘s Summer Fest concert staring Fifth Harmony courtesy of AEG Live Events.
Pit gates will open at 2 pm, will call will open at 3:30 pm, grandstands will open at 4 pm, hot laps will begin at 6:30 pm, and racing starts at 7:30 pm.
Busy month of May at Attica Raceway Park
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Monday, May 9, 2016
Contact: Rex LeJeune
ATTICA, Ohio – May will be a busy month of racing at Attica Raceway Park.
On Friday, May 13, “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant will pay tribute to one of the track’s founders with the Eric Phillips’ 28th Anniversary Classic presented by American Powersports of Findlay and Sandusky and Merrill Lynch Financial Services.
The event will include the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service featuring the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints. It will also be a JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Series Presented by Engine Pro event. The Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will be battling for $1,000 to win thanks to Gressman Powersports. The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models will also be in action.
On Friday, May 20, Edward Jones of Clyde Night will give fans a treat with $1 hot dogs and all Scouts and their leaders who arrive in uniform will be admitted free! The 410 sprints, 305 sprints and late models will be in action.
The month wraps up with the second appearance of Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions paying a visit on Tusing Builders/Kear’s Speed Shop Night, Friday, May 27. The Sunoco American Late Model Series and 305 sprints will also be on the racing card.
This will be the 110th visit of the travelling All Stars to Attica Raceway Park. Six time All Star champion Dale Blaney picked up his 17th career series victory at the track on April 15, holding off four time All Star champion Chad Kemenah.
The ALMS also visited Attica on April 15 and defending track champion Doug Drown scored a dominating win.
Race fans are reminded reserved seats are still available for the 28th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Go to www.atticaracewaypark.com and click on the seating chart at the top of the main page to view available seating.
Mark Dobmeier Parks it in Victory Lane for the 114th Time at RCS
Twenty-five NOSA 410 Sprint Cars made up the field for the 25-lap main event. The father-son duo of Brenden and Zach Wilde led the field to the green, but third place starter Cory Mack led the opening circuit.
The man on the move in the early going was Winninpeg, Manitoba’s Lou Kennedy Jr., who moved into second on lap seven from his seventh place starting spot. Kennedy chased the Miracle Ear #25 of Mack until a hard charging Mark Dobmeier got by him on lap eight. Ten laps in, the leaders found themselves in heavy lapped traffic and that is where Dobmeier took advantage. The driver of the Big Trucks by Jimco #13 dove to the low side of Mack in turn two and was able to clear him for the lead down the back straightaway as he had Kennedy in tow.
Just two laps later, Jackson Moffett lost the right rear tire directly in front of the leaders. Dobmeier had contact with Moffett and spun towards the infield. In an attempt to keep the engine from stalling, Dobmeier kept his foot on the throttle and did five complete donuts before he regained control of his machine and took his place back atop the field.
Once the green was displayed, Dobmeier found his groove up on the cushion and drove off to his 114th career win at the Grand Forks bullring. Lou Kennedy Jr. came home second, while Jade Hastings drove all the way from 16th to third.
“I tell you what, that was definitely an action packed race. Hats off to the River Cities Speedway track crew, they had a real racy surface tonight,” said Dobmeier after the race. “There was a bottom groove and a top groove so it was tough to decide which lane to choose on the restart, but I’m a top guy so I stuck with the high side. Luckily I was able to start in different spots and surprise them a little bit and it all worked out.”
Danny Lasoski Holds Them Off for 108th Win at Knoxville!
Clint Garner Wire to Wire in 360’s, Tyler Glass Survives in 305’s
by Bill Wright
Knoxville, IA, May 7, 2016 – Danny Lasoski had plenty of company up front, but in the end, he reigned victorious for the 108th time Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The Dover, Missouri driver claimed $3,000 for his win aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2 machine. Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Clint Garner won his 22nd career main event in the 360 class, while rookie Tyler Glass persevered to claim a crazy 305 main event that saw six cars finish, and the apparent winner disqualified.
Lasoski took off from his pole position in the 20-lap 410 feature ahead of Brian Brown and Ian Madsen. While Lasoski rode his traditional low line, Brown pulled beside him on the cushion on several occasions early.
It was evident early that Terry McCarl had one of the fastest cars on the racetrack, however, and after starting 11th, he entered the top five, passing Dale Blaney on the eighth lap. On lap eleven, he shot under Justin Henderson to take fourth, on lap twelve, he passed Madsen for third, and moved up one more spot, getting by Brown on lap thirteen.
With the leaders in heavy lapped traffic, and McCarl gaining on Lasoski, Logan Forler tipped over in turn four to bring out the red flag. He was uninjured. Lasoski led McCarl, Brown, Madsen and Henderson back to green flag racing with five laps to go. Lasoski maintained his advantage with McCarl breathing down his neck when RJ Johnson blew his left rear tire with two laps to go.
The final restart would see Lasoski pull away, while Brown took back second in front of McCarl. Henderson and Madsen rounded out the top five. Davey Heskin, Tim Kaeding, Blaney, Craig Dollansky and Lynton Jeffrey completed the top ten. Heskin registered quick time on the night, while Jeffrey, Dustin Selvage and Scott Bogucki won heat races.
“What a night to be on the pole,” said Lasoski. “The racetrack was really good on the bottom. Even the lapped cars on the bottom were hard to pass on the high side. My hat’s off to (crew chief) Guy Forbrook and (owner) Tod Quiring with the GoMuddy.com car. (McCarl’s) been going good lately. Last night, he put a clinic on (at I-80 Speedway). Tonight, he was right there again. We have to step our game up, and I’ve got the right guy turning wrenches.”
Clint Garner shot to a lead immediately in the non-stop 18-lap 360 main event and he would never relinquish it. He and the second place car of Jamie Ball would separate themselves from the field throughout the race. Meanwhile, Justin Henderson and Sawyer Phillips traded the third spot three times the first half of the race.
While Garner and Ball were taking off, Jon Agan was working his way forward from inside of row five. He would claim the third spot on the podium on lap 13. Henderson finished fourth and Calvin Landis was fifth. Ian Madsen, Phillips, Matt Moro, Ryan Giles and Tony Shilling completed the top ten. Henderson set quick time and was just two-tenths of a second off of Joe Beaver’s three-year old one-lap record for the 360’s. Agan and Giles won heat races.
“There are a lot of good engines starting up front in these races,” said Garner in Victory Lane. “I was nervous before that race. I’m happy as heck though. We had a great, great car. It wasn’t so good early in the night, but we put some new tires on it and that fixed everything.”
Tyler Glass put Cinderella’s story to shame in the 305 class. The rookie was making just his third 305 start at Knoxville, but a crazy feature would see him emerge on top in the end.
Chris Walraven led at the outset of the 15-lap race ahead of Devin Kline and Corey Kautz. April 23 winner Christian Bowman made his presence felt early, however, moving into third on lap two, and second on a lap three restart.
Walraven held off the charging Bowman until a lap seven melee occurred in turn one. When McKenna Haase got sideways, her correction came too late for Kautz, who spun and collected Matthew Stelzer, who flipped. Mitchell Alexander and Ben Woods were also caught in the fray.
The restart was even worse, when Walraven’s machine died at the frontstretch cone, causing a five-car pileup that eliminated the top four drivers including himself, Bowman, Kline and Haase. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Mike Mayberry emerged as the leader, and despite one more restart, held onto the lead through the checkers with six cars remaining in the race. However, at the scales he weighed in two pounds light. That made Glass, who had assumed second after the chaos at the halfway point, a first-time winner. Cody Ambers, Stacey Alexander, Trevor Smith and Woods were the other cars still running.
Bowman set quick time, and Haase and Mitchell Alexander won heat races. Brad Comegys spun, collecting Joe Simbro in their heat race. The two drivers set off a nasty crash in turn two, but fortunately, both walked away uninjured.
“We got real fortunate with the wrecks,” said Glass afterwards. “I hope everyone is alright. We ran right on the bottom. I saw (Mayberry) up top and we kind of stayed with him, so I stayed on the bottom. It was a luck of fate that he was light. I didn’t really want to pick up a win like that. It’s unfortunate for everybody, but I’ll take it any way I can get it. I’m getting a lot more comfortable in the car though. The first two weeks, we were kind of getting a feel for it. Tonight, I was pretty much flatfooting it with a little brake.”
410 A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (1); 2. Brian Brown (3); 3. Terry McCarl (11); 4. Justin Henderson (6); 5. Ian Madsen (2); 6. Davey Heskin (4); 7. Tim Kaeding (10); 8. Dale Blaney (5); 9. Craig Dollansky (14); 10. Lynton Jeffrey (16); 11. Brooke Tatnell (8); 12. Tasker Phillips (18); 13. Dustin Selvage (17); 14. AJ Moeller (9); 15. Josh Schneiderman (21); 16. Chris Martin (20); 17. Bronson Maeschen (7); 18. Matt Juhl (13); 19. Scott Bogucki (15); 20. Jake Bubak (23); 21. Kevin Hetrick (22); 22. Bob Weuve (24); 23. RJ Johnson (25); 24. Logan Forler (19); 25. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (12) DNS – Dakota Hendrickson. Lap Leader: Lasoski 1-20. Hard-charger: T. McCarl.
360 Results A main (started), 18 Laps, 5:17.4: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Jamie Ball (1); 3. Jon Agan (9); 4. Justin Henderson (4); 5. Calvin Landis (6); 6. Ian Madsen (5); 7. Sawyer Phillips (3); 8. Matt Moro (7); 9. Ryan Giles (10); 10. Tony Shilling (11); 11. Nate Van Haaften (15); 12. Joe Beaver (8); 13. Lee Grosz (13); 14. Stu Snyder (16); 15. Kade Higday (14); 16. Mike Van Haaften (17); 17. Tom Lenz (18); 18. Alan Zoutte (12); 19. Rob Weuve (19); 20. John Anderson (20). Lap Leader: Garner 1-18. Hard-charger: Agan.
305 Results A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Tyler Glass (13); 2. Cody Ambers (14); 3. Stacey Alexander (9); 4. Trevor Smith (7); 5. Ben Woods (11); 6. Cliff Jones (12); 7. Chris Walraven (1); 8. Christian Bowman (4); 9. Devin Kline (3); 10. McKenna Haase (5); 11. Corey Kautz (2); 12. Matthew Stelzer (8); 13. Mitchell Alexander (10); 14. Chase Wanner (16); 15. Dan Henning (15); DQ (Light at the scales) Mike Mayberry (6) DNS – Joe Simbro, Brad Comegys, AJ Johnson. Lap Leaders: Walraven 1-7, Mayberry 8-15. Hard-charger: Glass.
McCarl Claims National Sprint League's Season-Opening Dirt Classic I-80
Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (May 6, 2016) - Terry McCarl kicked off the National Sprint League's sophomore season on Friday night by dominating the season-opening Dirt Classic I-80 at I-80 Speedway.
Not only did McCarl pocket the $10,000 prize for the win, he also locked himself into the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Sept. 24.
McCarl, who started the feature seventh, had advanced into third place when the first caution came out on Lap 3. He then powered around the top groove in turns one and two on the restart to take over the runner-up position before narrowly maneuvering around polesitter Brian Brown, who led the first two laps, in turns three and four to take the lead.
McCarl maintained the top spot throughout the remainder of the event to garner his fourth career National Sprint League triumph, which ranks second best in series history.
Brown, who dropped as far back as fifth at the midpoint of the feature, rebounded for a second-place finish with Craig Dollansky earning a third-place result. Defending series champion Danny Lasoski, who opened the night by setting quick time during qualifying, finished fourth with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions points leader Dale Blaney rounding out the top five.
Austin McCarl, Tim Kaeding, Lynton Jeffrey, Brooke Tatnell and 19th starting Josh Baughman placed sixth through 10th, respectively. Baughman scored the KSE Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.
The feature was stopped three times during the 25-lap main event. The first caution came on Lap 3 when Baughman spun in turn four. Dakota Hendrickson brought out a caution on Lap 15 when his right rear tire blew and the final stoppage was a lap later when there was a malfunction with the track lights.
Austin McCarl, Brown and Ian Madsen won the first set of heat races with Kaeding, Brown and Hendrickson claiming the second set of heats.
The next National Sprint League event is May 20 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the $10,000-to-win Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals.
National Sprint League Sprint Car Series Race Report: I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 6, 2016 -
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Terry McCarl; 2. Brian Brown; 3. Craig Dollansky; 4. Danny Lasoski; 5. Dale Blaney; 6. Austin McCarl; 7. Tim Kaeding; 8. Lynton Jeffrey; 9. Brooke Tatnell; 10. Josh Baughman; 11. Matt Juhl; 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr.; 13. Tasker Phillips; 14. Davey Heskin; 15. Dakota Hendrickson; 16. Jake Bubak; 17. Ian Madsen; 18. Logan Forler; 19. Bill Balog; 20. Kevin Ingle.
Laps led: Brian Brown 1-2; Terry McCarl 3-25.
UNOFFICIAL (TOP 10) POINTS AFTER ROUND 1
1. Terry McCarl 463; 2. Brian Brown 456; 3. Craig Dollansky 419; 4. Danny Lasoski 404; 5. Dale Blaney 378; 6. Justin McCarl 358; 7. Tim Kaeding 343; 8. Lynton Jeffrey 319; 9. Brooke Tatnell 314; 10. osh Baughman 298.
Midweek FAST Action Update: Mother Nature Washes Away Recent Weekend;
FAST 410 Series and FAST 305 Series Action Continues on May 13-14
FAST Series Press:
FREMONT, Ohio (May 4, 2016) - Mother Nature continues to be a burden on the 2016 FAST Series season. A full weekend of Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service competition, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, was washed away by wet weather, raising the weather toll to four nights out of six scheduled programs. In addition, the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro also suffered from weather conflicts, losing the first scheduled event of the season on April 22. Despite the wet weather, the season must go on.
“Not a lot we can do about it,” said Rich Farmer, FAST Series promoter. “We just kinda have to deal with it. We’ve been lucky in some prior seasons with weather, but I guess this year we have to take our lumps. Business will go on as usual. Also like prior seasons, these events will not be rescheduled, so racers must take advantage of the remaining dates. Hopefully good weather lingers ahead and we can get the rest of the season in the books unscathed.”
The Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service, as well as the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro, will resume competition on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14. Each series will make visits to Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway during their weekend agendas, beginning with the Attica highbanks on Friday, May 13, followed by a trip to the “Track That Action Built” on Saturday, May 14.
Byron Reed will lead the FAST 410 Series into battle on May 13. Reed, the most recent FAST 410 Series main event winner at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, April 23, stands on top of the current standings with 295 points; a near perfect score. The defending series champion finished second during the 2016 FAST season opener on April 16 and holds a 12-point advantage over fellow former series champion Craig Mintz. Broc Martin, Caleb Griffith, and Jody Keegan round out the current top-five positions in the $10,000-to-win, championship standings. Carson Macedo, a California native who will pilot a Mintz Motorsports team entry on select occasions, earned the first FAST 410 Series victory of 2016, passing Byron Reed on the final lap at Fremont Speedway on April 16.
John Ivy is the lone winner thus far in 2016 during FAST 305 Series competition. The Fremont native is also the current championship point leader, holding a five-point advantage over Dustin Stroup, followed by Seth Schneider, Nate Dussel, and Dustin Dinan.
“I think we have the making for a very competitive season in 2016,” said Rich Farmer. “We have 16 full-time FAST 410 Series drivers and 25 full-time FAST 305 Series drivers; that is incredible. The level of support for our series is almost unbelievable. We are all more than excited to see how the season unfolds.”
Sprinters Prepare for All Stars Invasion
(Mercer, PA May 3, 2016): This Saturday, May 7, will be the final opportunity for the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Car drivers to get ready for the invasion of Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions. Joining the fun at Mercer Raceway Park will be the the six other divisions which comprise the Saturday Night Live! racing program. Remember that the action will start at 5:30 with the three earlybird classes. The four star nightcap will begin at 7 p.m.
Brandon Matus and Brandon Spithaler have won the first two 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint contests held in 2016. Who will it be this time? Winless so far this season are talented drivers like former champions Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Eric Williams. Veteran Scott Priester and Outlaw Sprint Warrior graduate Michael Bauer have been in the thick of things, too. A.J. Flick, Dan Kuriger, Brent Matus, Davey Jones, Alex Paden, and Late Model convert John Garvin, Jr. are among the other pilots who will challenge for the win.
Jimmy Holden has scored a pair of wins to open his title defense in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Rival Kyle Fink has been second both times, so he could break Holden's stranglehold on the division. Lonnie Riggs has a pair of top five finishes, and experienced pilots Tommy Kristyak, Frank Guidace, and J.R. McGinley can always be counted on for exciting performances.
In the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Andy Priest has one win and a crash on his resume for 2016. Will he regain his winning form? Young Jacob Gomola wants to build upon his recent success, but there are plenty of drivers who can thwart his plans. Exciting C.J. Jones, steady Darin Gallagher, and the region's top driver George Hobaugh, Jr. will be in the field. But it is Ralph Engel, Jr. who has been the most consistent racer so far this season. Add in the younger drivers, such as Vincent Daugherty, Mike Marano, II, and Eric L. Williams, and you can see why the Sprint Warriors have become a fan favorite at the Park.
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 358 Modifieds.
First of two season appearances at Petaluma Speedway on tap for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series this Saturday May 7
By Gary Thomas
Petaluma, CA – May 3, 2016…The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series continues its early season tour of Northern California with round three in the battle for the championship, which takes place this Saturday night at the always sticky and action filled Petaluma Speedway.
The 3/8 mile clay oval has been a welcomed stop over the years for teams with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series. The tacky & hooked-up speedway has often produced exciting competition, as lapped traffic can create some of the most hectic racing towards the front of the field of any track on tour.
The Petaluma Speedway had been a staple on the Northern Auto Racing Club/ Golden State 410 Sprint Car Series schedule over the years, but a multiple-season hiatus from the track occurred during the late 1990’s to 2004.
In 2005 the series returned to Petaluma and ran each season through 2010, until another hiatus was seen, before the King of the West 410’s returned a few years later. In total there have been 14 Winged 410 Sprint Car events held at the Petaluma Speedway since ‘05.
“We’re definitely looking forward to having the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series at the Petaluma Speedway 3/8 on Saturday,” commented track announcer, statistician & co-founder of the California Dream Team Ron Lingron. “The King of the West Series brings some of the best drivers from around the Western United States and it’s always a joy to watch them try to tame the sticky adobe. It’s always a great show and we hope everyone is looking forward to it.”
Two-time King of the West champion Kyle Hirst goes into the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday with momentum, following his big victory at last week’s Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial. The 28-year-old Paradise, CA resident now sits tied for fifth on the all-time series win list and will be searching for his first KWS Petaluma win this weekend.
Hirst’s biggest challenge will arguably come from his brother-in-law Willie Croft, who captured King of the West races at Petaluma Speedway in 2013 & ’14. The Sacramento wheel-man has been one of the strongest competitors so far this year and is always fast on the sticky gumbo. Croft also won in weekly action at the track in March.
King of the West round one winner Bud Kaeding of Campbell claimed last year’s series visit to the Petaluma Speedway and will be gunning to go back-to-back on Saturday. The three-time USAC Silver Crown champ led all 30-laps last season to earn his second career KWS triumph at the track.
More drivers set to tackle the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday will include five-time KWS winner at the track Jonathan Allard of Chico, along with Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi & Cory Eliason, Hanford’s DJ Netto, Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Grass Valley’s Jason Statler, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Cobble Hill, BC‘s Robbie Price, Gilroy’s Jarrett Soares, Atwater’s Sean Watts, Murrieta’s Cori Andrews and others.
The front gate opens at 4pm this Saturday May 7 with adult tickets $22, seniors & juniors $16 and children five & under free. The pit gate will open at noon.
National Sprint League Opens Season on Friday with $10,000-to-win Dirt Classic I-80
WINDOM, Minn. (May 2, 2016) - The first big sprint car event of the season in the Midwest is set for this Friday at I-80 Speedway, where the National Sprint League will make its season debut during the $10,000-to-win Dirt Classic I-80.
The marquee event, which features a unique format and will be show-up points guaranteeing every driver at least 135 points, is the National Sprint League's only visit to Nebraska this season.
Defending series champion Danny Lasoski, Brian Brown, Ian Madsen and Terry McCarl are among the many elite drivers who are expected to compete at the high-banked oval in Greenwood, Neb. There's also word that a premier driver from the East will be making the tow to contend for the victory.
In addition to the $10,000 top prize, the winner of the event will be given 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 format is as follows:
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 front gates open at 4:30 p.m. for advanced ticket purchasers and 5 p.m. for other fans. Racing is scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m.
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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