Kyle Miller Wins CGS Wingless Sprint Series Feature
By Ben Deatherage
Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway would host the fourth race of 2016 for the inaugural season of the Wingless Sprint Series. Seventeen drivers would make the journey to the historic ¼-mile clay oval. Teams from Oregon and Washington would make appearances.
Sutherlin teenager Cooper Desbiens would get his J.H. Desbiens Construction/Budget Lumber/Lithia Autobody/Oregon Tool & Supply #4D Maxim to the front on the opening lap. Eugene’s Kyle Miller would make the pass on lap two and began to pull away from there. Miller, in the Kady Adelman owned Machined For Speed By Craig Jensen/G.K. Machine & Fabrication #6A XXX, would develop a decent lead but a few cautions would keep the field close.
Shortly after a lap twelve restart Miller would receive some pressure and in fact lost the lead on lap thirteen to Rob Lindsey. Lindsey, of Sherwood and in his Maxline Custom Cases/Summerfield Golf & Country Club/Triple X Race Co./Speedmart Inc. #23 XXX, would try and create some distance but Miller would remain hot on his heels. Miller would take the position back on lap nineteen and stayed there the rest of the way. It was Miller’s first career win with the newly created Wingless Sprint Series.
Rob Lindsey held onto second while the Todd’s Auto Body/Clark Printing/Hedge Carter Gutter Service/Herz Precision Parts #85 Maxim of Ricky Ashley, from Thurston, was third. The balance of the top five was made up of Aloha’s Brad Rhodes in fourth, piloting his Pro Tow/Beaverton Automotive/Raybourn Performance #50 Eagle, and the Whit Log Trailers/Double R Powdercoating/Redmond Trucking #57X Rocket, driven by Dusty Redmond, in fifth.
Kyle Miller set quick time in time trials while Rob Lindsey was triumphant in the trophy dash. Heat races were won by Miller, Lindsey, and Salem’s Tim Alberding in the Alberding Racing #52 Maxim.
The Wingless Sprint Series will next visit Madras Speedway on Saturday July 9th. It will be the second time this year that the WSS visit the central Oregon ¼-mile clay oval. Be sure and keep up with the latest news and information regarding the Wingless Sprint Series by visiting wingless.nwextremeseries.com.
A Feature: 1. Kyle Miller; 2. Rob Lindsey; 3. Ricky Ashley; 4. Brad Rhodes; 5. Dusty Redmond; 6. Mike Griffith; 7. Cooper Desbiens; 8. Theo McCarty; 9. Lance Hallmark; 10. Otto Jorgenson; 11. Jonathan Jorgenson; 12. Randy Dunlap; 13. Jake Gilman; 14. Lindsay Barney; 15. Tim Alberding; 16. Chris Batalgia; 17. Johnny Butler.
EXTRA BONUSES ADD SPICE TO “PETER MURPHY CLASSIC”
By Lance Jennings
JUNE 23, 2016... Excitement and anticipation is growing as get closer to July 22nd & 23rd for the “3rd Annual Peter Murphy Classic.” Hosted by the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California, the event is one of the most prestigious and richest dates on the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Schedule. Also featuring the winged King of the West Sprints and “Legends of Kearney Bowl” Vintage Cars, both nights are a “must see” event for California Sprint Car fans.
NOTICE TO RACERS: The “Peter Murphy Classic” will be run under the USAC West Coast Rule Book and a $35 entry fee will be collected. The Hoosier 105/16 Medium is the ONLY legal right rear tire and all four corners must be Hoosier. Cockpit adjustable shocks are NOT allowed and engine restrictor rules are 1-7/8” with open heads and 2-3/16” with ASCS cylinder heads. The weight rule is 1,475 lbs. with driver and the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Rule Book can be found online at www.westcoastsprintcars.com and www.usacracing.com. USAC Memberships are mandatory and can be purchased online at https://usacracing.redpodium.com/2016-usac-licensing. Membership forms will also be available on raceday.
A special thanks goes to Peter Murphy and his family for gathering sponsorship and raising additional prize money for the event. At press time, they are continuing to look for more sponsors and a list of current bonuses are listed below. Interested parties can contact Peter Murphy at Pro Signs in Fresno at (559) 292-4429 or email@example.com.
FRIDAY, JULY 22nd
-Normal Purse ($1,500 to win and $225 to start). 22 Cars will start Main Event.
SATURDAY, JULY 23rd
-Main Event will be at least $4,000 to win and $400 to start.
-$500 for Fast Time. ($400 Bonus, plus $100 Woodland Auto Display Award)
-$400 for Hard Charger.
-$400 for Long Tow.
-Additional Cash will go to a 4-Car, 4-Lap, Dash For Cash
All bonuses raised by Peter Murphy will be paid in cash. USAC West Coast Contingency Awards worth over $1,600 will also be distributed. More information will follow as additional bonuses are available.
Noted as one of the most popular drivers in the Central Valley, Peter Murphy established himself in both the winged and non-wing sprint car ranks. Driving the potent Tarlton & Son #21, the Australia native won non-winged championships with the SCRA 360s, Bandits, Kings Bandits, VRA/Bandit Grand Slam Mini-Series, and the Santa Maria Sprint Cars. In West Coast action, Murphy won six races during the inaugural season and currently ranks sixth on the series win list. In addition, he posted one fast time award and still holds the track record at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds. Returning to the winged 410s, Murphy was very competitive until injuries sustained in a July 2013 crash forced his retirement as a driver. Still a great ambassador for sprint car racing, he has worked behind the scenes to make the “Peter Murphy Classic” a successful event to rave reviews and higher purses. Last year, Matt Mitchell won the USAC West Coast feature and Aaron Reutzel scored the King of the West triumph.
The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, BR Motorsports, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Incorporated, DJ Safety, Diversified Machine Incorporated, Extreme Mufflers, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Stand 21 Racer Goes Safer Foundation, Ultra Shield Race Products, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, and www.usacracing.com. You can also find exclusive content on the USAC West Coast Facebook and Twitter pages.
Loudpedal Productions has USAC West Coast Sprint Car DVDs and videos on demand available for purchase at www.loudpedal.tv and 805.407.7229.
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS:
2009-Justyne Hamblin, 2010-Craig Stidham, 2011-Richard Vander Weerd, 2012-Bud Kaeding, 2013-Danny Faria Jr., 2014-Matt Mitchell, 2015-Danny Faria Jr.
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. Brody Roa-477, 2. D.J. Johnson-473, 3. Trey Marcham-425, 4. Jace Vander Weerd-401, 5. Austin Liggett-363, 6. Richard Vander Weerd-354, 7. Tristan Guardino-337, 8. Max Adams-323, 9. Danny Faria Jr.-293, 10. Ryan Timmons-293, 11. Jeff Sibley-237, 12. Cody Majors-234, 13. Troy Rutherford-216, 14. Kevin Barnes-215, 15. Kyle Smith-190, 16. Shannon McQueen-187, 17. Ricky Kirkbride-162, 18. Bryan Clauson-137, 19. Landon Hurst-135, 20. Brady Bacon-119.
2016 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
June 25: Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds - Hanford, CA
July 22: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA (Peter Murphy Classic)
July 23: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA (Peter Murphy Classic)
August 6: Santa Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA (Bud Stanfield Memorial)
August 12: Ocean Speedway - Watsonville, CA
August 13: Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds - Hanford, CA
November 23: Ventura Raceway - Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix / Non-Points)
November 24: Ventura Raceway - Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix / Non-Points)
Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos Geared Up For Wine Country Classic at Calistoga Speedway
Aptos, CA)- This Saturday night, the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos is set to make it’s lone appearance of the 2016 season at the famed Calisotga Speedway as the series will share the stage with the King of the West 410ci Series during the Wine Country Classic.
With Mother Nature causing several cancelations early in the year, the series was able to kick it’s 2016 season off two weeks ago in thrilling fashion at the Petaluma Speedway.
During the series opener, Klint Simpson put on a show as he was able to carve his way through the field after a lap one spin and claim the win in dramatic fashion, as he continues to have a strong 2016 season in the division.
In two appearances at the Calistoga Speedway in 2015, wins went to Colton Slack and Terry Schank. With Slack out of the division now, Schank will look to become the first repeat winner with the series at the famed ½ mile, and look to rebound from some tough luck during the season opening event.
Other drivers that are expected to be on hand during Saturday nights event include Barry Pries, Shayna Sylvia, Jared Morrison, Nick Larson, Bruno Bianchi, and many more of the top drivers in the wingless division from northern California.
Saturday night, Adult reserved seats cost $30, with general admission tickets $25. Children 6-12 cost $10. Kids five & under are free.
Will call/ ticket sales & pit gate will open at 1pm, front gate opens at 4pm, with cars on track around 5pm. Teams are welcome to arrive early and set up in the infield pit area, which will then be swept at noon. The pit area age minimum is 14, with anyone under 18 being required to have a parent sign a release.
June 25th- Calistoga Speedway
Jul 10th- Stockton Dirt Track
July 16th- Ocean Speedway
August 13th- Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)
August 20th- Ocean Speedway (Johnny Key Classic)
September 7th- Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup)
September 17th- Petaluma Speedway
November 4th- Stockton Dirt Track
MSCS HEADS TO DAUGHTERY SPEEDWAY TO RACE JUNE 25
Haubstadt, IN - June 16, 2016 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing at the Daugherty Speedway on Saturday night June 25th. This event will mark the return of the MSCS series to the 3/8s mile track for the first time in ten seasons. In that span of time there have been many changes within the series as well as at the facility.
The race represents an excellent opportunity for drivers in northern and central Indiana to run with the series. New faces in different or additional cars always makes for an interesting race. Support for the series currently averages 25 sprint cars per event. Strong competitors are following the series and are joined by equally strong teams that participate as opportunity allows. Drivers can purchase a temporary permit from MSCS to run a particular event or obtain an annual license.
Some of the most successful drivers with MSCS so far include recent “Summer Showdown” winner Kyle Cummins, two time feature winner Chase Stockon, and LPS winner Thomas Meseraull. The series has completed just 4 races so far of the eight on the original schedule. The race at Daugherty marks the end of a wet first half of a season. Frequent members of the top five after the features include Carson Short, C.J. Leary, and Brady Short. Brady Short has taken the lead in the season points for MSCS. He is compiling steady performances to work towards a third MSCS season title.
A number of drivers have made progress in finding openings in the top five so far in 2016. Donny Brackett and Kevin Thomas Jr. have garnered runner-up feature finishes. Six other drivers have earned a top five finish just outside of a trip to the podium. They are Dakota Jackson, Jeff Bland Jr., Josh Hodges, Chad Boespflug, Ted Hines, and Brent Beauchamp.
The Daugherty Speedway may present one of the most neutral battlegrounds of the season for the MSCS sprint car drivers. MSCS last raced at the track when it was known as Kamp Motor Speedway. Those events were held during 2003, 2004, and 2005. The series was gaining momentum then and is now in its 16th season. Series records list the winners during those years as Bobby Smith, A.J. Anderson, Danny Williams Jr., Kenny Carmichael Sr., and Kyle Wissmiller. Odds are that fans will be watching for a new face to appear in victory lane. The winner’s prize will be $2,000!
The current top twelve in points for MSCS are Brady Short, Brandon Morin, Kyle Cummins, Nevil Algie, Dakota Jackson, Carson Short, Tyler Hewitt, Jared Chastain, Donny Brackett, Jim Shelton, Jadon Rogers, and C.J. Leary.
Racing will begin at 6:30 Eastern Time. Hot laps and group qualifying will be held an hour earlier. Four other classes will be racing on the card. There should be plenty of action and excitement for race fans to experience at a dirt track.
SUMMER SHOWDOWN NEXT UP FOR MSCS AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY
Haubstadt, IN - June 7, 2016 - The Midwest Sprint Car Series will return to the Tri-State Speedway to race on Saturday night June 11th.
The speedway’s“Summer Showdown” will also feature the popular MOWA Winged Sprint Cars. It is the first time this season that full sized non-wing and winged sprint cars will be competing at the speedway as part of the same program. The UMP Modified Cars will also race to provide fans with a triple header of open wheel racing.
Three MSCS events have been completed so far on the 2016 MSCS schedule. Two of those have been held at Tri-State Speedway. Chase Stockon won both of those features. But the driver who has accumulated the most points so far in 2016 is defending MSCS Champion Brady Short. Short also won the 2015 “Summer Showdown” with Carson Short finishing second. Brady Short is the all time leader in series feature wins with 21. He is looking for that first MSCS win in 2016. The feature winner will receive $2,000.
Brandon Morin is currently second in the series points. Morin was last year’s MSCS Rookie of the Year! He is off to a good start this season. He trails Short by just 31 points. The two lead a top five that includes Kyle Cummins, Nevil Algie, and Carson Short. Nevil Algie rates as the top rookie driver so far this season. C.J. Leary, Dakota Jackson, Tyler Hewitt, Jared Chastain, and Mitch Wissmiller round out the top ten performers based on points. Hewitt and Chastain are among the nine rookies that are competing with MSCS and checking out opportunities in running with the series this season.
The MOWA Sprint Car Series is a regional traveling organization supported by experienced winged sprint drivers with home bases primarily in Illinois and Missouri. So far this season they have competed four times with all the tracks involved being located in Illinois. This is the first opportunity for Tri-State race fans to watch them in the Hoosier State. Indiana based sprint car drivers who have competed with MOWA this season so far include Spencer Bayston, Bryan Clauson, Kody Kinser, Parker Price-Miller, and Jacob Wilson. This event is a closer opportunity for others to participate in.
The MOWA Points leader is Jerrod Hull from Sikeston, MO. He has also won two of their four feature events. Parker Price-Miller, Jake Blackhurst, Bret Triplett, and A.J. Bruns round out the top five in points.
Racing at Tri-State Speedway begins at 7:30 P.M., C.D.T. Hot laps & group qualifying will begin an hour earlier. The track is located three miles north of I-64 on Highway 41 at Haubstadt, IN. Adult tickets are $20, students $15, and children 12 and under are admitted free. Reserved seats are available for an additional $3 per seat.