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  1. JUNGHANS BREAKS THROUGH IN MID-SEASON FORM TO WIN AT RED CEDAR MENOMONIE, WI – July 14, 2019 – The last time the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series saw Chase Junghans in Victory Lane, a shortage of confetti in the cannon put a minor damper on his glorious moment in the winner’s crcle. But after the checkered flag dropped in Sunday’s Series debut at Red Cedar Speedway, Junghans had never been happier to climb atop his ShopQuik Convenience Stores Rocket Chassis to a big confetti shower after driving away from Shane Clanton and Ricky Weiss to pick up his first victory of the season. “We’ve been close all year,” a tired, but smiling Junghans said after the race. “We just finally got to put a complete night together.” And what a complete night it was for the driver from Manhattan, Kansas. Picking up the win in Drydene Heat race number two, Junghans redrew the pole, took the lead from Clanton on the very first lap and never broke his concentration once throughout the 50 laps he led. Not even a late-race caution that re-stacked the field and put 13-time winner Brandon Sheppard on his rear bumper could shake his poise out front. For 21 straight laps, Sheppard chased Junghans through lapped traffic, pressuring him to make a mistake on the top side. But that mistake never came, and Sheppard faded back a bit as the laps clicked off. Junghans was flawless. “I only saw the [Rocket] 1 car one time out of the corner of my eye,” Junghans said. “But those guys are damn good, and it feels really good to beat them. They’ll be on their A-game when we start racing again, so we’ve just got to keep our heads down and keep on chugging along.” Junghans spent almost the entire race on the high side, leaning on the cushion in every corner. Nobody seemed to be able to work the top groove quite like he did or use it to get through several packs of lapped traffic in the way that he made it work. The race’s only caution didn’t come until lap 40, and Junghans found himself in lapped traffic by lap 10. “There were lapped cars left and right, and I was trying to look at my crew guy to see how big of lead I had at one point,” he said. “But when you’re on the top and you’re bouncing off that cushion, it’s hard to be consistent. But this car was phenomenal tonight.” Multiple times, Junghans drove it a bit deeper into the corner and switched to the bottom lane to get around traffic racing in his way on the high side, even threading the needle in between a pair of slower cars to make the move at one point. With the competition that he knew was behind him, Junghans had zero time to waste. “With any of these races today, you have got to go,” he said. “You can’t hesitate. At one point, I was thinking ‘I need to save tires,’ but once that caution came out, I started weaving to keep heat in them, and they felt good. We restarted well, and it was all over by then.” Overall, a stellar performance by the entire team. It’s not always easy to come into a new track and find success right out of the gate, and what a statement win they made on Sunday night in their 3rd trip to World of Outlaws Victory Lane and first since Eriez Speedway last August. “There’s a bunch more we can do to make this thing even faster, so I think we’re going in the right direction,” Junghans said. Make it four-straight top-fives now for Shane Clanton, crossing the line in second on Sunday night. Starting on the pole, he was unable to contain Junghans at the drop of the green but held it in the top three all race long and backed up his Saturday night victory with another spot on the podium. Using that bottom lane, much like he did in his victory at Ogilvie the night before, “The Georgia Bulldog” swiftly made his passes in lapped traffic to keep a steady pace behind the other two leaders. But it was the middle groove on the lap 40 restart that did the trick to get around Sheppard. His only regret was not freeing up the setup a bit more before the Morton Buildings Feature. “We were a little tight,” Clanton said. “We tightened it up a little too much, thinking that it was going to be slick all over. We were just a little too tight across the middle to get to the traction on the bottom that we needed to run with [Junghans].” Even though the setup wasn’t exactly where he wanted it, Clanton and his new team once again showed just how quickly they’ve settled in together and a sign of things to come with yet another podium finish. “I’ve got good help, that’s the good thing,” Clanton said of his Skyline Motorsports crew. “I don’t have to worry about working on my car, I can tune on the racecar. When you can tune on the car, you can make things happen.” It might not have been that pesky first World of Outlaws win that he was looking for, but Ricky Weiss’s hot streak is certainly alive and well after his third-place effort on Sunday night. Weiss ran comfortably in fourth for 31 laps of the race and used the restart opportunity on lap 40 to pull the trigger on a slidejob for third underneath Sheppard coming out of turn four. His tires, still with grip in them, unlike the night prior, fired off on the restart well and he was able to gain the extra spot. “We’ve had some issues with our tires sealing up the last few nights,” Weiss said. “But we tried something different and it definitely helped.” UP NEXT The Outlaws will get a 9-day break from competition before the next show at the 1/2-mile Davenport Speedway in Iowa on July 24. Then, just two days later, Fairbury Speedway will host the World of Outlaws in the 30th edition of the Prairie Dirt Classic, presented by Bank of Pontiac on July 26-27! Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) 1. 18-Chase Junghans [2][$10,000]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton [1][$5,000]; 3. 7-Ricky Weiss [4][$3,000]; 4. 1-Brandon Sheppard [3][$2,500]; 5. 97-Cade Dillard [6][$2,000]; 6. 28-Dennis Erb [10][$1,700]; 7. 28m-Jimmy Mars [7][$1,400]; 8. 27-Jake Redetzke [14][$1,300]; 9. 55c-Chad Mahder [9][$1,200]; 10. 15-Nick Anvelink [13][$1,100]; 11. 29-Darrell Lanigan [11][$1,050]; 12. 71-Rick Hanestad [20][$1,000]; 13. 99B-Boom Briggs [19][$950]; 14. 85-John Kaanta [12][$900]; 15. 68-Mike Prochnow [22][$850]; 16. 6-Blake Spencer [21][$800]; 17. 11g-James Giossi [17][$770]; 18. B1-Brent Larson [8][$750]; 19. 11-Pat Doar [15][$730]; 20. 10-Paul Parker [23][$700]; 21. 942-Terry Casey [18][$700]; 22. 6m-Jeff Massingill [24][$700]; 23. 7x-Jesse Glenz [16][$700]; 24. 44-Darrell Nelson [5][$700] Hard Charger: 71-Rick Hanestad[+8]
  2. Davenport Dashes to Diamond Nationals Finale WHEATLAND, Mo. (July 14, 2019) - Jonathan Davenport picked up his second-career CMH Diamond Nationals - Presented by Super Clean on Sunday night at the Lucas Oil Speedway. It was not easy for the defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion as he had to hold off a hard-charging Mike Marlar to pick up the $15,000 victory. Davenport's only other win in the annual July event was in 2015. Marlar managed to pass Davenport for the lead as the two came out of turn two on lap 52 but a caution for Tyler Erb negated the pass for the top spot. Davenport opened up a couple of car lengths advantage over Marlar on the restart. Marlar closed the gap in the final two laps, but came up just short at the finish line. Shanon Buckingham started alongside Marlar in row number five and went on for another impressive run for the second night in a row as he captured the third finishing position. Tim McCreadie, who led the first ten laps of the race, finished in fourth followed by Billy Moyer. Davenport and McCreadie started on the front row. McCreadie got the jump on Davenport and took the early lead. Davenport passed McCreadie for the lead on lap 11 and held a comfortable lead for a large portion of the race as McCreadie held the second spot. As the checkers grew closer, Marlar started to make his move by taking the second spot away from McCreadie on lap 45. Marlar then tracked down Davenport but lost all momentum, after clearing Davenport just before the caution for Erb came out. Davenport led the last seven laps to record his ninth series win of 2019. "The track started to clean up at the end we were trying to move around," said the 35-year-old Georgia native. "We were trying to find a line that would work. My line kept going away at the top, so I moved back to the bottom. I guess that caution saved us. Mike [Marlar] has been really good here lately. He has been really consistent. We finally got some speed back in this thing." "Steve Martin is here from Nutrien Ag Solutions," Davenport added. "We have had a heck of a week so far. I want to thank my crew Jason, Tyler, and Matt. They made this car a whole lot better for the feature. We just all put our heads together and we got the results we wanted here tonight. I would like to get another championship for Lance Landers Motorsports." "We would have had the pass of the night," said Marlar who recorded another strong finish with the series. "I am not going to whine about it. I got paid to drive a race car tonight so things aren't so bad. I really enjoy coming out here. It is such an awesome facility. It is always a great crowd here. There's a lot of electricity in the air. We had an awesome weekend." Buckingham who is one of 11 drivers to win an LOLMDS race this season had his best ever finish at Lucas Oil Speedway. "This place is super nice. How could you not like this place? For whatever reason this track just fits my driving style. My crew worked themselves to death to get us a podium finish here tonight. Those cautions killed me, if we could have had the last 19 laps all green, I think we would have been up there challenging for the win." The winner's Lance Landers Motorsports-owned, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and is sponsored by: Nutrien Ag Solutions, ASC Warranty, Penske Racing Shocks, Valvoline, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Spartan Mowers, and Hawkeye Trucks. Completing the top ten were Josh Richards, Scott Bloomquist, Stormy Scott, Will Vaught, and Devin Moran. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Sunday, July 14, 2019 CMH Diamond Nationals - Presented by Super Clean Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo. Miller Welders Time Trials Fast Time Group A: Jonathan Davenport / 16.056 seconds (overall) Fast Time Group B: Kyle Bronson / 16.690 seconds Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Rick Eckert, Shanon Buckingham, Tony Jackson, Jr., Hudson O'Neal ,Payton Looney, Earl Pearson, Jr., Cody Laney, Mason Oberkramer, Jason Sivils FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Tyler Erb ®, Austin Siebert, Josh Richards, Billy Moyer, Jr., Jon Binning, Jake Neal, Gavin Landers,, Michael Norris Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, Mike Marlar, Kaeden Cornell, Stormy Scott, Raymond Merrill, Terry Phillips, Logan Martin, Joey Moriarty, Reid Millard Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer, Will Vaught, RC Whitwell, Austin Rettig, Devin Moran ®, Mitch McGrath, Al Humphrey, Joseph Gorby Lucas Oil Products Red "N" Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Josh Richards, Earl Pearson, Jr., Payton Looney, Billy Moyer, Jr., Cody Laney, Hudson O'Neal, Mason Oberkramer, Jon Binning, Jason Sivils, Michael Norris, Jake Neal-DNS, Gavin Landers-DNS FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Austin Rettig, Devin Moran ®, Terry Phillips, Stormy Scott, Logan Martin, Raymond Merrill, Joey Moriarty, Al Humphrey, Mitch McGrath, Joseph Gorby, Reid Millard Lucas Oil Feature Finish (60 Laps): FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS 1 1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $16,100 2 10 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $6,500 3 9 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $4,200 4 2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $3,700 5 8 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR $2,500 6 17 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,700 7 3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $1,700 8 25 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $1,300 9 12 1V Will Vaught Crane, MO $1,550 10 20 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $2,300 11 4 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $1,450 12 19 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,200 13 5 2e Rick Eckert York, PA $1,350 14 23 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,000 15 14 50X Kaeden Cornell Willard, MO $1,200 16 16 71T RC Whitwell Tucson, AZ $1,100 17 7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,900 18 24 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $1,700 19 15 16A Austin Siebert Grandview, MO $1,000 20 28 36 Logan Martin West Plains, MO $1,000 21 11 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $1,700 22 27 74m Mitch McGrath Waukesha, WI $1,000 23 21 15P Payton Looney Republic, MO $1,000 24 13 56 Tony Jackson, Jr. Lebanon, MO $1,000 25 6 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,700 26 22 75 Terry Phillips Springfield, MO $1,000 27 26 5 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $200 28 18 94 Austin Rettig Sikeston, MO $1,000 Race Statistics Entrants: 39 Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1 - 10); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 11 - 60) Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport Margin of Victory: 0.332 seconds Cautions: Hudson O'Neal (Lap15); Tony Jackson Jr. (Lap 29); Jimmy Owens (Lap 41); Austin Siebert (Lap 44); Tyler Erb (Lap 52) LOLMDS Series Provisionals: Hudson O'Neal, Billy Moyer Jr. LOLMDS Emergency Provisionals: Stormy Scott, Michael Norris MLRA Provisionals: Mitch McGrath, Logan Martin Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Stormy Scott (Advanced 17 Positions) Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Shanon Buckingham Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Billy Moyer Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham (Jonathan Davenport) Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Lap #1 - 16.073 seconds) Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jimmy Owens STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (50 Laps) PFC Brakes Pole Award: Jonathan Davenport Time of Race: 32 minutes 29 seconds Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings: POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS 1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 4975 $174,025 2 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 4550 $114,975 3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4545 $93,425 4 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 4520 $84,000 5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 4440 $101,700 6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 4385 $71,175 7 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 4280 $65,275 8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 4180 $82,850 9 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 3770 $57,500 10 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 3750 $50,550 11 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 3495 $37,950 12 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 3435 $31,325 13 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3120 $45,150 14 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2595 $22,250 *Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*
  3. Osky, Silver Dollar, The Hunt on tap for USMTS after summer break With a little more than three weeks to rejuvenate, repair and refocus, the drivers and teams of the United States Modified Touring Series are getting set to embark on the most grueling grind in dirt track racing. It doesn’t seem possible, but just 29 nights of racing remain on the 2019 schedule for the Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by Summit. The next event is slated for Wednesday, July 17, when the series returns to the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the 12th Annual USMTS Summer Classic presented by Keyser Manufacturing. From there, the action shifts to the 9th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals presented by Swift Springs on Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with a two-segment feature race paying $1,000 to win each segment on Friday, followed by Saturday’s finale which pays $8,000 to the winner and at least $500 to every main event starter. Not to mention our dancing partner for the weekend—the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, which will be gunning for a $53,000 top prize in their final showdown of the weekend. The ‘Silver Dollar’ will carry even more weight as it is the final event of the season in both the MSD Performance USMTS Mid-American Series and Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series. The season’s fourth regional series—the Casey’s General Stores Hunt for the USMTS National Championship—begins Thursday, August 1, at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.: Aug. 1 ... 81 Speedway, Park City, Kan. Aug. 2 ... Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kan. Aug. 3 ... Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, Mo. Aug. 4 ... Monett Motor Speedway, Monett, Mo. Aug. 9 ... I-94 Speedway, Fergus Falls, Minn. Aug. 10 ... Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn. Aug. 11 ... Mason City Motor Speedway, Mason City, Iowa Aug. 14 ... I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. Aug. 15 ... Salina Speedway, Salina, Kan. Aug. 16 ... Lake Ozark Speedway, Eldon, Mo. Aug. 17 ... Salina Highbanks, Pryor Creek, Okla. Aug. 22 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa Aug. 23 ... Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa Aug. 24 ... Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn. Aug. 25 ... Casino Speedway, Watertown, S.D. Aug. 30 ... Mississippi Thunder Speedway, Fountain City, Wis. Aug. 31 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. Sept. 1 ... Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa Sept. 19-21 ... Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. ‘The Hunt’ wraps up Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 19-21, with the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. But it will be more than a full month before we will know who the 2019 USMTS National Champion will be. The final national points race happens during the 2nd Annual Summit USMTS Southern Nationals at the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2. This will also be the final points race in the Summit Racing Equipment USMTS Southern Series powered by MSD Performance. One final blockbuster remains with a special two-day, non-points event on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. Friday will be the 3rd Annual Park City Chisholm Trail Showdown with a $3,000-to-win feature race. On Saturday, it will be final crown jewel of the year and season finale as the 81 Speedway hosts the 4th Annual Grant Junghans Memorial with a $10,000 top prize up for grabs on Saturday, Nov. 16—one day before Grant’s birthday. To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like the USMTS on Facebook, visit us on Instagram, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS and subscribe to the USMTS e-Newsletter.
  4. L87 New Kart Track

    Great news! Lawrence and crew have made steady progress on L87 and it shows!
  5. kids helmets

    What was this all about, j.j.&s. racing?
  6. I-37 Speedway updates 7/13/19

    Thanks for keeping us informed, Jay! Looks like "Too Slow Joe" Aramendia is starting to figure out this dirt stuff!
  7. Donny Schatz dominates at Wilmot Raceway - The 10-time Series champion claimed his first World of Outlaws Wilmot Raceway win WILMOT, WI – July 13, 2019 – Donny Schatz couldn’t hold back the emotion any longer. With his arms raised and cheeks pushed up by a grin, Schatz yelled with a childlike giggle “Hell yeah, I won at Wilmot! That’s off the books.” DB3Inc photo The 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion and now 287-time Series winner claimed his first victory at Wilmot Raceway Saturday night – and fourth win of the season. “The older you get, you probably put more of a fine-tooth comb on places you haven’t won at and this was one of them,” Schatz said. Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team unloaded Saturday evening with the finest comb they could build. He set the pace in Hot Laps and then Qualified second behind Series points leader Brad Sweet. In his Drydene Heat race, Schatz won by 1.4 sec. He backed that performance up by winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash with a 2.7 sec. lead at the finish. Dominating the night was not enough to convince Schatz he would excel in the Feature, though. He admitted he didn’t know what to expect from the 1/3-mile track, anticipating lap times to drop during the Feature. On the initial start, outside polesitter Daryn Pittman made a charge at Schatz for the lead. He kept pace with the reigning champion down the back stretch and dove underneath him in turn three. The two entered turn four side-by-side – the closest anyone came all night to passing Schatz. But the Fargo, N.D.-native had the better run off the corner and cleared Pittman down the front stretch. For the remaining 39 laps, the only time drivers got close enough to see the bumper of Schatz's Toco Warranty No. 15 car was during a caution on Lap 13 for a car going off track in turn two. After that, Schatz spent his night methodically navigating lap traffic. However, Friday night’s Feature winner at Hartford Speedway, David Gravel, was not going to let Schatz cruised to the victory. Gravel, Sweet and Pittman traded positions in the top-four all night. After battling side-by-side for several laps, having to be gentle on the throttle through the tight slick corners, Sweet eventually passed Pittman for second on Lap 16. Gravel did the same a lap later, moving past the Roth Motorsports No. 83 car for third. With 10 laps to go, Gravel finally put together a strong enough lap to work his way by Sweet and try to track down Schatz. At that point there was about a two second gap between Schatz and second-place. Gravel slowly closed it lap by lap. Every lap car that halted Schatz’s momentum was a few more tenths of a second gained by Gravel. By the time the white flag came out, Gravel had made up close to a second on Schatz. It wasn’t enough, though. He ran out of time. “I couldn't get by Daryn very quick and then couldn't get by Brad,” Gravel said. “Then it was just a little too late to make a charge a Donny." He and his Jason Johnson Racing team were happy with the run, though, leaving the weekend with a win and runner-up finish. By taking the win Schatz finally broke his winless streak he’s had since the end of May when he won at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. “I’m sure somebody was coming there at the end,” Schatz said. “I was kind of hanging. We could get through a few lap cars, but then when I had to move around in (turns) one and two I wasn’t as good. But glad to get a win. It’s been a while. Always feels good to get the win, especially here in Wisconsin.” Schatz's win put a small dent in Sweet’s point lead over him – he's now 38 points behind the Kasey Kahne Racing driver. Sweet still leads the Series as the winningest driver with nine wins, so far. Schatz’s fourth victory of the year ties him with Gravel as the third winningest driver, behind Logan Schuchart, who has five wins. For the past four years, Schatz has had double digit wins at this point in the season. He’s also amassed 20 or more wins in a year since 2013. After winning at Wilmot, he acknowledged the level of competition in the World of Outlaws right now makes those statistics hard to live up to. “I don’t know how many guys there are capable of winning 20 races in a year,” Schatz said. “There’s some. But it’s hard to live up to them standards and there’s a lot of fast race cars out here right now. The parity in this sport is pretty crazy and to keep up with it is even more so.” That hasn’t stopped he and his team from striving to do so, though. They continue to make changes and try new things with the car, he said. At the moment, they’ve found a feel Schatz likes. He’s now eager to carry his winning momentum into the upcoming weeks of prestigious and big paying races. And with another grin and a chuckle, Schatz said he’s even looking forward to going to Tri-State Speedway in October – another track he hasn’t one at. UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Tuesday, July 16 will venture to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic. To purchase tickets and get more information go to WorldofOutlaws.com. As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com. RESULTS: NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$10,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [4][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$3,200]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [2][$2,800]; 5. 7S-Tim Kaeding [5][$2,500]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [9][$2,300]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$2,100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [6][$2,050]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [13][$2,000]; 11. 9-James McFadden [8][$1,500]; 12. 5-Shane Stewart [11][$1,200]; 13. 17B-Bill Balog [12][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$1,050]; 15. 7-Jason Sides [10][$1,000]; 16. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer [16][$900]; 17. 68-Dave Uttech [18][$800]; 18. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [19][$800]; 19. 19T-Todd Daun [21][$800]; 20. 43-Jereme Schroeder [20][$800]; 21. 23-Russel Borland [15][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [22][$800]; 23. 17BX-Jordan Paulsen [23][$800]; Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+6] Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.563; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.587; 3. 41-David Gravel, 12.595; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.602; 5. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 12.604; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.637; 7. 7-Jason Sides, 12.671; 8. 9-James McFadden, 12.746; 9. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.75; 10. 19-Brent Marks, 12.791; 11. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.817; 12. 23-Russel Borland, 12.824; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.827; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.827; 15. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.844; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.861; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.982; 18. 68-Dave Uttech, 12.982; 19. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer, 13.131; 20. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 13.49; 21. 19T-Todd Daun, 13.491; 22. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 14.626; 23. 17BX-Jordan Paulsen, NT
  8. CLANTON SCORES BIG FIRST WIN WITH NEW TEAM, KNOCKS OFF RED-HOT SHEPPARD OGILVIE, MN – July 13, 2019 – When Skyline Motorsports was left without a driver to field its second car back in mid-June, Shane Clanton was there to answer the call. Fast forward to Saturday night at Ogilvie Raceway and he turned it into a winning decision. Clanton outran Brandon Sheppard and Jimmy Mars to give Skyline Motorsports its first World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory, halting Sheppard’s five-race win streak. It certainly didn’t come easy for the Zebulon, Georgia-native. He charged up to the front from his ninth-place starting spot and broke into the top-five by the fifth circuit. Clanton chose to hug the bottom line throughout the entire race and made it stick better than any of the cars in the field, driving underneath Sheppard for second on lap 22 and polesitter Ricky Weiss for the lead on lap 29. In lapped traffic, Clanton was spectacular as well, masterfully maneuvering to the inside of a pack of four slower cars to keep his lead over Sheppard with under 20 circuits remaining. “We were good in lapped traffic,” Clanton said. “They could scoot and I could feel the gap, that’s how I got by Jimmy [Mars] and [Ricky] Weiss. They slipped and our car was good enough to take advantage and fill the hole.” But “The Georgia Bulldog” had yet to face what was potentially his biggest challenge of the night – a restart with 15 laps to go and a hungry Sheppard on his rear bumper. Forced to try and outrun the Rocket1 Racing guru, Clanton stuck to his guns on the low side and simply drove away from Sheppard and Mars in the closing laps to earn his 44th career World of Outlaws victory and first since Screven Motor Speedway back in early February. Earlier this year, Clanton picked up a huge win in a Dirt Late Model Dream preliminary feature at Eldora Speedway under then-car owner Ron Davies in his signature black-and-yellow #25. Now, just eight races into driving under the new team, Clanton has picked up his first win for car owner Greg Bruening. And what a turnaround time it’s been for the pairing, having to replace former Skyline driver Chris Madden who, ironically, won the last two World of Outlaws visits at Ogilvie. Altogether, Clanton is just happy to be back in Victory Lane with Capital Race Cars. The new team is clicking, and Clanton has more time now to focus on the little tweaks to his setup while his dedicated crewmembers take care of the rest. And that might have been all Clanton needed to get back to the winner’s circle – just a bit more time spent in the pits fine-tuning his ride. “We just got some better help and the crew is just gelling,” he said. “With as much help as I’ve got, I get to concentrate on making adjustments to, instead of working on, my racecar, so that means a lot.” But this triumphant effort wasn’t just any ordinary win. Sheppard and the Rocket1 Racing team have been on an incredible hot streak that still seems endless, sitting 192 points ahead of second-place and on an unheard of 21 top-fives in 22 starts. Clanton’s been around the block too many times to not grasp the magnitude of what he accomplished on Saturday night – catching, passing and then holding off the blue #1. “The 1 car had won five-in-a-row, so if all of them other guys thought they could outrun him, just come do it,” Clanton said. “It’s tough. That’s probably the best team in the sport, hands down, year after year. This roll they’ve been on this past month is tough. But we’ve been working and tweaking on our car, and it showed tonight how good we can be.” Even though he fell short of the record-tying six Morton Buildings Feature wins in-a-row, Sheppard as well drove a great race on the bottom, giving chase to Clanton and applying heavy pressure all race long to earn himself a runner-up finish that he and the team are happy with. In the grand scheme of things, Sheppard said Rocket1’s error occurred earlier in the program, when he was only able to muster a 10-place time-trial effort, costing hm a few starting spots in his Drydene Heat Race. “I just got us behind in Qualifying, I didn’t run the right line and that put us starting fourth in the Heat Race,” Sheppard said. “We ran third in the Heat and had to start seventh, but that’s where we messed up tonight, having to start back in the Feature.” A lot of mutual respect is shared in the pit area between these two Dirt Late Model giants. Mark Richards has been fielding racecars on the World of Outlaws circuit next to Clanton and his operation for over 15 years, and Sheppard has been in that equation for almost three of them. Plenty of their own side-by-side moments have been seen in the last few seasons as well, and that unwavering admiration for one another was again put on display. No rough driving, no disregard for racing room. Just a good, clean race to the checkereds. “Once again, we had a really great racecar and are definitely not disappointed with second,” Sheppard continued. “We had a car capable of winning and that’s all that we can ask for. We know we’re not going to win all the races. Shane did a really good job and he’s been out front every night on this trip, so congratulations to him.” Bagging yet another podium with the Outlaws on Saturday night was the Menomonie, Wisconsin, driver, Jimmy Mars. “The Iceman” pulled a three in the redraw and made that starting spot count over 50 laps, keeping it in the top-five for every circuit en route to his third-place finish. Tonight, the Outlaws head into Mars’s home track, Red Cedar Speedway, for a the last of the Series’ track debuts in 2019 – an event that Mars has put in some work to help put on. He’s ready for one incredible show and knows the fans will see a race they won’t soon forget. “I’m pretty excited. Hopefully, we’ll have a good crowd. I hope a lot of fans are excited about coming out and supporting it. It’s going to be a first-time-ever deal there, so I’m thrilled about it all,” Mars said. Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) 1. 25-Shane Clanton [9][$10,000]; 2. 1-Brandon Sheppard [7][$5,000]; 3. 28m-Jimmy Mars [3][$3,000]; 4. 28-Dennis Erb [10][$2,500]; 5. 29-Darrell Lanigan [2][$2,000]; 6. 7-Ricky Weiss [1][$1,700]; 7. B1-Brent Larson [5][$1,400]; 8. 58-A.J. Diemel [14][$1,300]; 9. 97-Cade Dillard [8][$1,200]; 10. 49-Jake Timm [11][$1,100]; 11. 6m-Jeff Massingill [17][$1,050]; 12. 99B-Boom Briggs [22][$1,000]; 13. 18-Chase Junghans [6][$950]; 14. 86-Matt Smith [18][$900]; 15. 21x-Joel Collins [23][$850]; 16. 12-Mark Heinle [21][$800]; 17. 12h-Ben Heinle [19][$770]; 18. 6-Blake Spencer [13][$750]; 19. 19-Steve Laursen [12][$730]; 20. O6-Dave Smith [15][$700]; 21. 10-Paul Parker [20][$700]; 22. F19-Marshall Fegers [16][$700]; 23. 11-Pat Doar [4][$700] Hard Charger: 99B-Boom Briggs[+10]
  9. Jimmy Owens Rules Diamond Nationals Opener WHEATLAND, Mo. (July 13, 2019) - Jimmy Owens continues his mastery of Lucas Oil Speedway by capturing the first night of the CMH Diamond Nationals - Presented by Super Clean on Saturday night. Heath Lawson photo In a race that saw three different leaders, Owens fought off several challenges from Earl Pearson Jr. to secure his second straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory and his fourth-career Diamond Nationals. Saturday night's $15,000-to-win event marked Owens' 63rd LOLMDS win. Scott Bloomquist; the defending CMH Diamond Nationals winner; started from the pole and led the first 10 laps until Owens charged to the lead after starting fifth. Pearson moved by Bloomquist on lap 20 using the top groove and within just a few laps caught the front-running Owens. Owens and Pearson then dueled side-by-side for several laps as the two went back-and-forth for the top spot. Owens eventually pulled away from Pearson in heavy lapped traffic and he went on the record his ninth career win at Lucas Oil Speedway. For the second night in a row, Pearson ran second to Owens. Mike Marlar edged out Bloomquist in the waning laps to secure the third spot. Bloomquist was fourth, with current LOLMDS point leader Jonathan Davenport coming home in fifth after starting in 13th. "We are rolling right now," Owens said. "This is a big win for us! My car owner Leon Ramirez is here. My crew has worked their tails off in the last week. I didn't want to see any cautions. We are still struggling on restarts. It'll be awesome to get to back here tomorrow night and race. The crew is pumped up. It's a great feeling to get back to victory lane at Lucas Oil Speedway." "We couldn't get off the corner," commented Pearson. "Everybody knows that Jimmy is so good here. He has won countless times here before. We tried to run with him for 12 to 15 laps. He could move around a lot better than us. We finished second to Jimmy last night and again here tonight. We'll come back tomorrow night and give it another shot." Marlar continued his streak of solid finishes with the LOLMDS by coming home in third. "We changed some stuff on the car before the feature. It was a fun track to race on tonight. We went with something out of the ordinary and it worked. Congrats to Jimmy on the win, he deserves this win. It was good to race against Scott [Bloomquist] again, and it's good to see him back. He and I battled the whole race." The winner's Leon Ramirez-owned, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and is sponsored by: Rhino Ag, Boomtest Well Service, Reece Monument Company, Tommy Pope Construction, FK Rod Ends, Sunoco Race Fuels, Integra Shocks, Red Line Oil, and Midwest Sheet Metal. Completing the top ten were Shanon Buckingham, Billy Moyer, Jesse Stovall, Rick Eckert, and Hudson O'Neal. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Saturday, July 13, 2019 CMH Diamond Nationals - Presented by Super Clean Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo. Miller Welders Time Trials Fast Time Group A: Scott Bloomquist / 15.846 seconds (overall) Fast Time Group B: Earl Pearson Jr. / 16.467 seconds Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport, Terry Phillips, Gavin Landers, Kaeden Cornell, Mitch McGrath, Al Humphrey, Reid Millard FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jake Neal, Billy Moyer, Mason Oberkramer, Logan Martin, Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer, Jr., Jon Binning, Josh Richards, Will Vaught, Devin Moran ® Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Kyle Bronson, Jesse Stovall, Hudson O'Neal, Shanon Buckingham, Tyler Erb ®, Joseph Gorby, Raymond Merrill, Joey Moriarty, Michael Norris Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tony Jackson, Jr., Rick Eckert, Stormy Scott, Payton Looney, Austin Rettig, Tim McCreadie, Austin Siebert, RC Whitwell, Jason Sivils-DNS Lucas Oil Products Red "N" Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shannon Babb, Terry Phillips, Gavin Landers, Billy Moyer, Jr., Kaeden Cornell, Josh Richards, Will Vaught, Mitch McGrath, Al Humphrey, Devin Moran ®, Jon Binning, Reid Millard FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shanon Buckingham, Tim McCreadie, Tyler Erb ®, Austin Rettig, Raymond Merrill, Austin Siebert, Michael Norris, Joey Moriarty, RC Whitwell, Joseph Gorby, Jason Sivils Lucas Oil Feature Finish (60 Laps): FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS 1 5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $15,000 2 2 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $6,500 3 9 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $3,500 4 1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $3,000 5 13 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,600 6 18 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,900 7 7 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR $1,700 8 10 00 Jesse Stovall Billings, MO $1,600 9 8 2e Rick Eckert York, PA $1,550 10 14 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,500 11 4 56 Tony Jackson, Jr. Lebanon, MO $1,450 12 20 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,400 13 6 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,350 14 17 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $1,300 15 23 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,200 16 22 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $1,200 17 25 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $200 18 24 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $1,000 19 12 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $1,100 20 11 93 Mason Oberkramer Broseley, MO $1,000 21 21 77 Gavin Landers Batesville, AR $1,000 22 28 74m Mitch McGrath Waukesha, WI $1,000 23 3 14J Jake Neal Omaha, NE $1,000 24 15 36 Logan Martin West Plains, MO $1,000 25 16 15P Payton Looney Republic, MO $1,000 26 19 75 Terry Phillips Springfield, MO $1,000 27 27 1V Will Vaught Crane, MO $1,000 28 26 5 Michael Norris Sarver, PA $1,000 Race Statistics Entrants: 39 Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 - 10); Jimmy Owens (Laps 11 - 23); Earl Pearson Jr. (Laps 24 - 25); Jimmy Owens (Laps 26 - 60) Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens Margin of Victory: 4.206 seconds Cautions: Stormy Scott (Lap 1); Logan Martin (Lap 20) Series Provisionals: Josh Richards; Devin Moran Series Emergency Provisionals: Billy Moyer Jr; Michael Norris Florence Speedway Track Provisionals: Will Vaught; Mitch McGrath Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Shanon Buckingham (Advanced 12 Positions) Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Mike Marlar Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Strope (Jimmy Owens) Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #2 - 16.349 seconds) Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Stormy Scott STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (48 Laps) PFC Brakes Pole Award: Scott Bloomquist Time of Race: 25 minutes 12 seconds Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings: POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS 1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 4715 $157,925 2 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 4425 $113,275 3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4375 $91,225 4 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 4320 $81,300 5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 4295 $99,800 6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 4175 $67,575 7 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 4100 $62,975 8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 4020 $80,850 9 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 3635 $55,800 10 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 3530 $46,350 11 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 3355 $36,250 12 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 3245 $30,025 13 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 3045 $45,150 14 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2400 $20,550 *Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*
  10. Paul White Returns To ASCS Elite Non-Wing Victory Lane At Big O Speedway by Bryan Hulbert ENNIS, Texas (June 13, 2019) Taking off from the pole of Saturday's A-Feature with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating, Waco's Paul White held on for his first victory of the season, and ninth overall with the wingless tour. Courtesy of ASCS PR Moving up from sixth, Stephen Smith raced to second with Bryan Debrick third. Nathan Moore and Josh Hanna made up the top five. From 10th, Chase Parson was sixth with Michelle Melton in tow. Ryan Hall crossed eighth after starting 14th. J.D. Fry in ninth had Brad Wesp trailing to complete the top ten. The ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating goes green again on July 26 at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock and July 17 at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo. For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS). Race Results: ASCS Elite Non-Wing Big O Speedway (Ennis, Texas) Saturday, July 13, 2019 Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Paul White, [2]; 2. 10-Bryan Debrick, [5]; 3. 9TX-Brad Wesp, [3]; 4. 21-Michelle Melton, [4]; 5. 57-Chase Parson, [7]; 6. 7-Kade Taylor, [1]; 7. 17G-Isaiah Garcia, [6] Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 98J-Jarrod Jennings, [3]; 2. 48D-Nathan Moore, [4]; 3. 48M-Craig Oakes, [6]; 4. 52-J.D. Fry, [1]; 5. 00-Jaden Brown, [2]; 6. 79V-Ryan Hall, [7]; 7. 02-Dillon Burks, [5] Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Stephen Smith, [3]; 2. 49-Justin Fifield, [4]; 3. 82-Joshua Hanna, [6]; 4. 09-Mark Klis Jr, [1]; 5. 33-Mike Merrell, [2]; 6. 6-Christian Moore, [5] A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 1-Paul White, [1]; 2. 12-Stephen Smith, [6]; 3. 10-Bryan Debrick, [4]; 4. 48D-Nathan Moore, [3]; 5. 82-Joshua Hanna, [8]; 6. 57-Chase Parson, [10]; 7. 21-Michelle Melton, [11]; 8. 79V-Ryan Hall, [14]; 9. 52-J.D. Fry, [12]; 10. 9TX-Brad Wesp, [9]; 11. 33-Mike Merrell, [16]; 12. 98J-Jarrod Jennings, [5]; 13. 09-Mark Klis Jr, [13]; 14. 02-Dillon Burks, [17]; 15. 00-Jaden Brown, [15]; 16. 49-Justin Fifield, [2]; 17. 6-Christian Moore, [18]; 18. 48M-Craig Oakes, [7]; 19. 17G-Isaiah Garcia, [19]; 20. 7-Kade Taylor, [20]
  11. Courtney wins USAC “Midwest Midget Championship” finale at Jefferson County Speedway by Lonnie Wheatley FAIRBURY, Neb. (July 13, 2019) – Current NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series points leader Tyler Courtney finished off Jefferson County Speedway’s Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation by storming to victory lane in Saturday night’s 40-lap feature event atop the 1/5-mile clay oval. Courtney took advantage of a Kevin Thomas, Jr, miscue on a lap five restart to take command after starting from the pole position and led the frantic final 36 laps aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing No. 7bc NOS Energy Drink Toyota-powered entry. It wasn’t without some late drama though, as Thomas, Jr., had one last shot at stealing the win after a final caution that set up a four-lap dash to the stripe. “I saw someone there racing with me for the win,” Courtney said in victory lane. “I hadn’t been on the bottom of the track since early in the race so I knew I just had to keep hitting my marks up top.” While Courtney started from the pole position, it was front row outside starter Thomas, Jr., jumping into the initial lead as Courtney fell back to fourth behind Jerry Coons, Jr., and Tanner Thorson on the opening lap. Courtney rebounded quickly though by getting back up to second by the time the first of three cautions flew after four laps for 2016 Fairbury winner Chad Boat. And when Thomas, Jr., stumbled on the turn two cushion on the restart, Courtney took quick advantage and raced into a lead that he wouldn’t relinquish aside from a few backstretch feet on the 38th lap. A 22-lap green flag stretch had the leaders dicing through traffic much of the way until Brady Bacon came to a stop outside of turn two with 26 laps in the books. And, by that time, Courtney had three lapped cars separating himself from Thomas, Jr., and reigning series champion Logan Seavey. Courtney raced away on open track as Thomas, Jr., and Seavey lost ground working lapped traffic. The advantage was negated when Ethan Mitchell spun to a stop in turn three with just four laps to go. Thomas, Jr., challenged on the final restart, edging ahead briefly exiting turn two on the 38th lap. Courtney continued to rail the topside and made it work for his sixth series win of the year. “We brought our game tonight,” Courtney explained. “We have to capitalize on nights like this when we start up front.” Thomas, Jr., settled for second in the Petry Motorsports No. 5 entry. “Other than my mistake early in the race, I felt like we had equal cars,” Thomas, Jr., commented. “I tried to sneak by and it worked until I got in the grease and pushed up.” Seavey settled for the show position in the Keith Kunz Motorsports Mobil 1 No. 67 Toyota-powered machine. “Those last ten laps were a lot of fun, this track is always fun to race at,” Seavey said Coons, Jr., crossed the stripe fourth while Tyler Thomas earned Hard Charger honors by rounding out the top five after starting 11th. Friday night winner Jason McDougal was sixth with Tanner Carrick, Tanner Thorson, Chris Windom and Tucker Klaasmeyer completing the top ten. Seavey set quick time in qualifying for the second night in a row, stopping the clocks this time at 11.412 seconds before racing to a heat race win as well along with T. Thomas and Zeb Wise. Along with title sponsor Riverside Chevrolet and presenting sponsors Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation, other sponsors that are making the “Midwest Midget Championship” possible include Napa Auto Parts, Pollman Appliance, Chappell Roofing, Ole' Red 99.5, Side Trek Bar and Grill, Z-4 Trucking, Criner's Corner, Vaughn Contracting, Starr Plumbing, Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson County Visitors Committee, Budweiser, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMI, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, Outlaw Wings. NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets “Midwest Midget Championship” at Jefferson County Speedway Night Two – July 13, 2019 Results: FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.412; 2. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-11.422; 3. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry-11.454; 4. Tanner Thorson, 98, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.476; 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5, Petry-11.530; 6. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-11.550; 7. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.584; 8. Jason McDougal, 76m, FMR-11.588; 9. Chris Windom, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall-11.651; 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 27, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.652; 11. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-11.700; 12. Ethan Mitchell, 19m, Bundy Built-11.746; 13. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-11.749; 14. Brady Bacon, 85, Central-11.768; 15. Zeb Wise, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-11.794; 16. Sam Johnson, 72, Johnson-11.891; 17. Robert Dalby, 4D, Dalby-11.973; 18. Andrew Layser, 47BC, Clauson/Marshall-11.982; 19. Lance Bennett, 10, Bennett-12.139; 20. Tyler Seavey, 117, Washburn-12.373; 21. A.J. Valim, 4T, Valim-12.572; 22. Curtis Spicer, 4, Spicer-12.693; 23. Olivia Bennett, 77, Bennett-12.919. SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, all transfer to the feature) 1. Logan Seavey, 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Sam Johnson, 5. Tanner Carrick, 6. Shannon McQueen, 7. Lance Bennett, 8. Curtis Spicer. 2:04.92 COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, all transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Thomas, 2. Jason McDougal, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5. Chad Boat, 6. Robert Dalby, 7. Olivia Bennett. NT AUTOMETER/INDY RACE PARTS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, all transfer to the feature) 1. Zeb Wise, 2. Tyler Courtney, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Jerry Coons, Jr., 5. A.J. Valim, 6. Ethan Mitchell, 7. Andrew Layser. 2:03.04 FEATURE: (40 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (1), 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (2), 3. Logan Seavey (6), 4. Jerry Coons, Jr. (4), 5. Tyler Thomas (11), 6. Jason McDougal (8), 7. Tanner Carrick (7), 8. Tanner Thorson (3), 9. Chris Windom (9), 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer (10), 11. Zeb Wise (15), 12. Chad Boat (5), 13. Shannon McQueen (13), 14. Andrew Layser (18), 15. Sam Johnson (16), 16. Ethan Mitchell (12), 17. Curtis Spicer (22), 18. Brady Bacon (14), 19. Robert Dalby (17), 20. Lance Bennett (19), 21. Tyler Seavey (20), 22. Olivia Bennett (23), 23. A.J. Valim (21). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Kevin Thomas, Jr., Laps 5-40 Tyler Courtney. KSE RACING PRODUCTS/PROSOURCE HARD CHARGER: Tyler Thomas (11th to 5th) WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Shannon McQueen NEW USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Tyler Courtney-1039, 2-Logan Seavey-949, 3-Chris Windom-926, 4-Kevin Thomas, Jr.-872, 5-Zeb Wise-842, 6-Chad Boat-814, 7-Jerry Coons, Jr.-754, 8-Tanner Carrick-724, 9-Tucker Klaasmeyer-699, 10-Jason McDougal-657. NEW PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Tyler Thomas-23, 2-Jerry Coons, Jr.-16, 3-Jonathan Beason-12, 4-Logan Seavey-11, 5-Chad Boat-11, 6-Zeb Wise-11, 7-Tyler Courtney-10, 8-Matt Sherrell-10, 9-Curtis Spicer-9, 10-Chris Windom-8.
  12. Thomas Heats Up HOT ‘Bandits Victory Lane; Series Summer Break Underway Elm Mott, TX (07/13/19) - The 360C.I. NCRA Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series invaded the 1/4 mile 'bullring' oval of Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) on Waco on Friday, July 12th with the running of the “MDA Muscling in the Dirt” night, and when the final checkers waved, Marcus Thomas would take the win with a spot-on wing dance that commemorated the moment. It would also become Thomas’s 4th Series victory of 2019. Click https://youtu.be/9-RqKX0baaA for a video clip of the feature racing action. Don Cook photo The night would start out with three www.KoolTrikes.com heat races that saw the D&W Towing and Recovery #12W of Dale Wester earning the www.FixYourGenerator.com Top Qualifier Award, and collecting $100 for his efforts. Special thanks to Fred Summers of www.FixYourGenerator.com for his continued support of the Sprint Car Bandits series. The feature event would fire off sans Chance McCrary (engine) and Jeb Sessums (drivetrain) with a 4-wide salute to the large appreciative HOT crowd. It also happened to be a very pleasant night at the races with unseasonably comfortable conditions in the mid-80’s. You could also see in the far distance the lightning from Hurricane Barry dancing along the eastern horizon. From his outside front row starting spot, Marcus Thomas would shoot out to an early lead in the 25-lapper, with Jeff Emerson, Dale Wester and Junior Jenkins in tow. A quick caution would restart the field in Delaware format, when points leader Will Eggimann would be sent backwards into oncoming traffic when the green flag waved. Three other cars would be collected that saw light damage, but enough to force three cars out of the event. When the race resumed, Thomas and Emerson pulled away from the field with Wester and Dalton Stevens putting on a great side-by-side battle for third. Emerson caught Thomas in heavy lapped traffic mid-way through the feature but Thomas would quickly make his way by those cars to remain at the point. Another quick caution period saw the racing surface quickly rubbering up across the middle, when the Wester/Stevens side-by-side battle would result in contact with Stevens pancaking the backstretch wall and sliding to a stop outside the corner three entrance. The hard charging Wester would also drop out during the caution flag, putting an end to his solid run. This would set up a shootout for the final four laps, when last week’s SCB winner Claud Estes III would emerge into second from his 5th place starting position to give Marcus Thomas a run for his money. Estes would close within a bumper of Thomas at one point, then Thomas was able to pull away by a 10-car length lead at the checkers. Emerson would finish in an impressive third place – in what was his first-ever Sprint Car Bandits series event. Jeremy Jonas and Daniel Estes would earn their best-ever SCB feature finishes by finishing in 4th and 5th, respectively. The balance of finishing order is posted below. In light of the fact that 2019 is the ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ tour for the Sprint Car Bandits series, we intentionally planned a Summer Break this season so teams and fans can take in any of a number of huge events up north – without the fear of missing any of the action here. The SCB will resume racing action in two months, with the fall events line-up to be posted in a month or so from now. Besides the ‘Month of Money’ events slated across the Midwest, this Summer Break will also allow for the heat of the summer to take its course, so when we resume Series action, it will take place during much more suitable racing conditions – for both fans and racing surfaces. We’re excited about this new twist to our schedule, as the season is long in Texas, and it gives everyone a chance to retool, go on vacations or check out other racing events – whether near, or far. Thanks again to the great crowds that have attended Sprint Car Bandits events this season across the Metroplex region, the strong support of 77 different drivers, our sponsors, series workers, track workers & officials – and we look forward to seeing you all again after our Summer Break when racing action fires back up later in September! In the meantime, if you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts, the new online store atwww.SprintCarBandits.com is open and orders get shipped regularly. Reminder, that proceeds from Fierce 15 driver apparel benefits each individual driver that is a part of the program, so please show your support by grabbing one when you can...and your support will help drivers better funded throughout the season. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news and where the DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits. If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible. This schedule is subject to change, so please visit the series website prior to traveling. New dates will be published when they become available. Feature Results - Heart O' Texas Speedway (HOT) Friday, July 12th “MDA Muscling in the Dirt” night: 15t – Marcus Thomas 74e – Claud Estes III 35 – Jeff Emerson 5j – Jeremy Jonas 72 – Daniel Estes 99b – Blake Mallory 23 – Junior Jenkins 97 – Reagan Reed 17x – Micah Baccus 27 – Kodey Keimig 12w – Dale Wester (Top Qualifier) 99x – Dalton Stevens 71 – Colby Estes 77w – Will Eggimann 118 – Scott Evans 74 – DJ Estes 64 – Mark Zoeller 01j – Jeb Sessums (DNS) 13m – Chance McCrary (DNS) Sprint Car Bandits Series Points Standings going into Summer Break (as of 7/13/19): Position Car # Driver Name Total Points 1 77w Will Eggimann 1305 2 12w Dale Wester 1267 3 23j Junior Jenkins 1133 4 74e Claud Estes III 1070 5 71 Colby Estes 962 6 45b Casey Burkham 869 7 2 Michael Day 865 8 15t Marcus Thomas 844 9 118 Scott Evans 830 10 13m Chance McCrary 827 11 74 DJ Estes 770 12 20 Chad Wilson 769 13 27 Kodey Keimig 693 14 72 Daniel Estes 637 15 99x Dalton Stevens 614 16 21 Michelle Melton 591 17 02 Cody Freeman 545 18 80 Josh Hawkins 544 19 47 Chipper Wood 510 20 41m Steve McMackin 424 21 64 Mark Zoeller 418 22 33 Michael Merrell 392 23 10 Bryan Debrick 371 24 4 Austin Mundie 369 25 01j Jeb Sessums 342 26 2h Tommy Hall 328 27 44 Jason Howell 315 28 5J Jeremy Jonas 305 29 v8 Robert Vetter 300 30 76 Zane Lawrence 254 31 99b Blake Mallory 238 32 8a Koty Adams 218 33 17x Micah Baccus 215 34 5r John Ricketts 208 35 57 Chase Parson 190 36 79V Ryan Hall 185 37 04 Kyle Jones 184 38 55 Brad Queen 159 39 45 John Carney II 150 40 17W Harli White 142 41 26 Jacob Harris 142 42 1X Tim Crawley 135 43 12 Trey Schmidt 135 44 35 Jeff Emerson 135 45 48 Cody Stacy 130 46 49 Justin Fifield 125 47 2w Dustyn Welch 125 48 b51 Johnny Brown 122 49 9Z Taylor Courtney 119 50 91 Craig Oates 119 51 3 Willie Reed 116 52 97 Reagan Reed 116 53 92 Jordan Weaver 113 54 9tx Brad Wesp 113 55 8A Alan Myers 110 56 22L Kent Lewis Sr. 106 57 83 Jett Hays 106 58 17w Brad Welborn 104 59 07 Bobby Middleton 104 60 57C Chris Schmelzle 102 61 17 Channin Tankersley 100 62 16 Cody Tankersley 100 63 18 Logan Scherb 98 64 18L Dillon Laden 96 65 82c Christian Kinnison 92 66 10C Jeremy Campbell 92 67 41 Josh Harner 90 68 35 Chris Hinson 88 69 4b Austin Burkham 65 70 4t6 Russ Fletcher 65 71 15 Michael Colaluca 65 72 9 Bobby Breen 65 73 52 JD Fry 65 74 79 Charlie McDonald 65 75 12.5 James Griffin 65 76 5X Tyson Hall 65 77 22X Steven Shebester 65
  13. I-37 Speedway is the place to be tonight!! GW Egbert will make his return to I-37 Speedway tonight and will be racing in the Modified Grudge Race and Driver Auction. Extra money on the line for Modifieds and Sport Mods. Fans we have some extra stuff for you too. 50/50 drawing will be half the cash plus 2 gift cards (Wal Mart and Chili's) and a Dirt Kings t shirt. Plus another fan surprise to be announced at Intermission.
  14. David Gravel makes late race pass to win at Hartford Speedway - Gravel sneaks under Logan Schuchart on a late race restart to take the lead and win his fourth race of the season HARTFORD, MI – July 12, 2019 – Repeated speeches about strong podium runs and satisfying runner-up finishes became commonplace for David Gravel the past two months. A fourth win of the year was in his grasp on several occasions but lost in the closing stage of the race. The same story was playing out again in the final three laps of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature at Hartford Speedway Friday night. But behind the façade of being content with another podium was the raging fire to win again. “You never want to finish second. You want to win these races,” Gravel said. On the final restart of the race, with three laps to go, Gravel let the fire loose. He had worked too hard to put himself in a winning position and lose it again. Gravel won his Drydene Heat race and finished second in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – putting him on the front row for the 30-lap Feature. He had an advantage over the entire field, too – he’s the only driver to have won on the track’s 3/8-mile configuration. On the initial start Gravel lost second-place to 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who snuck under the Watertown, Conn.-native in turn one and cleared him down the back stretch. However, the red flag came out before a lap was completed. Several cars were involved in an accident on the back stretch, including Series points leader Brad Sweet. The lengthy red flag period – to tow three cars off the track – allowed Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing team, along with team members from several other teams, to get the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car fixed and back on track before the race went green again. Since a lap was not complete, drivers lined back up in their initial starting order, putting Gravel back in second-place. This time, his lesson was learned. When the green flag flew again Gravel dove to the bottom of turn one, blocking any attempt by Schatz for another pass. It also allowed him to get a run underneath leader Carson Macedo down the back stretch and into turn three. Gravel had his nose in front of Macedo exiting turn four, but Macedo had the better run off the corner and charged back to the lead down the front stretch. From there, Macedo held command of the lead for the next seven laps before the caution flew again for a slowed Bill Balog. When the race restarted, Gravel, again, put pressure on Macedo. Inches were left between their bumper for the next two laps. Gravel dived underneath the rookie in turn three but like before Macedo prevailed. They stayed first and second, respectively, to the halfway point of the Feature. In that time, Logan Schuchart quietly worked his way from ninth to third with the top two in sight. With 14 laps to go, Gravel, not willing to settle for second, capitalized on a strong run. While Macedo searched for traction on the high side, Gravel had already found it on the bottom. He powered by Macedo and officially took the lead with 13 laps to go. “Carson had a good pace. I think he just got free halfway through,” Gravel said. “I just kept working him, working him, trying to keep the pressure up, hoping he would spin his tires and kind of wear his stuff out. Luckily we were able to get by him.” Gravel’s fortunes looked to have finally turned in his favor. Instead of losing the race in the second half of the event, he was on track to win it. However, with nine laps to go, the “dun dun” of an imaginary bass played in your head. The Shark Racing No. 1s of Logan Schuchart was closing. Fast. Cruising around the high side of the track, Schuchart caught Gravel with four laps to go and sped around him with ease through turns one and two. Before Schuchart could run away with his fifth win of the season, the caution came out again for Tim Kaeding coming to a stop in turn four. With three laps to go and Schuchart now backed up to Gravel, the Jason Johnson Racing driver had one last chance to harness his fire to win. Gravel timed the restart just right, sneaking a nose underneath Schuchart as they raced down the front stretch. On their charge into turn one, Gravel dove to the bottom leaving no time for Schuchart to attempt a block. They exited turn two side-by-side and remained that way down the backstretch. When they made it to turn three Gravel, again, launched his car into the corner, pulling ahead of Schuchart, and maintained the run off turn four to clear Schuchart for the lead. He could throw away the runner-up speech. The win at Hartford Speedway was his. “We’ve been wanting to win so bad,” Gravel said. “Finally getting the win, we’ve been so close. As a driver I’ve let a couple of wins get away. Just happy I can get another win. You never know when your next one is going to be.” While Gravel celebrated a special victory – which he got to do with Jason Johnson’s son, Jaxx, for the first time this year in Victory Lane – Schuchart had to settle for another runner-up finish. “That stings a little bit," Schuchart said. "We had one like that last week, we lost the race at the end and did it again tonight. Last week I feel like I blame that on myself. Tonight, the guys did a fantastic job... We qualified bad, didn’t give up and raced hard all night.” He didn’t leave Michigan without some kind of win, though. His charge from ninth to second earned him the KSE Hard Charger award. Sweet also had an impressive charge after getting involved in the wreck – which required his front axle to be replaced and his top wing to be replaced – at the start of the race. He restarted at the back of the field and methodically made his way to sixth-place by the end of the race. “Had a pretty nasty vibration. I think we bent a rear axle,” Sweet said. “Honestly, a good salvage for us. Hung in there and tried not to shake my teeth out… Luckily, we were able to over come it. I think that’s a good sign for us to overcome that adversity tonight.” He maintains his points lead over Schatz – who finished third – now 44 points over the reigning champion. Gravel still sits third in points – 130 points behind Sweet. Gravel's win at Hartford was his second at track – the first driver to win more than one race at the speedway – his fourth win of the season and 43rd career World of Outlaws win – placing him 16th on the all-time wins list, passing Andy Hillenburg. “Hopefully we’ll get some more (wins) and get this thing rolling for the month of money,” Gravel said. UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws on Saturday, July 13, will venture to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. for the Badger 40. For tickets and more information, go to WorldofOutlaws.com. As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com. RESULTS: NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 41-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,200]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [1][$2,800]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,300]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [6][$2,200]; 8. 9-James McFadden [13][$2,100]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [15][$2,050]; 10. 5-Shane Stewart [8][$2,000]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [14][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Tim Kaeding [4][$1,200]; 13. 83-Daryn Pittman [17][$1,100]; 14. 7-Jason Sides [5][$1,050]; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs [16][$1,000]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [22][$900]; 17. 17B-Bill Balog [12][$800]; 18. 23-Russel Borland [19][$800]; 19. 97-Max Stambaugh [11][$800]; 20. 2L-Landon Lalonde [18][$800]; 21. 28-Brian Paulus [21][$800]; 22. 39-Tyler Rankin [20][$800]; 23. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [23][$800]; Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-16; David Gravel 17-26, 28-30; Logan Schuchart 27; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+7] Qualifying – 1. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 14.014; 2. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.53; 3. 7-Jason Sides, 14.664; 4. 9-James McFadden, 14.702; 5. 71H-Ryan Ruhl, 14.714; 6. 5-Shane Stewart, 14.787; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.823; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.824; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.859; 10. 17B-Bill Balog, 14.882; 11. 41-David Gravel, 14.915; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 14.948; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.122; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.202; 15. 97-Max Stambaugh, 15.206; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.363; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.492; 18. 83-Daryn Pittman, 15.578; 19. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 15.653; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.702; 21. 39-Tyler Rankin, 15.893; 22. 28-Brian Paulus, 16.232; 23. 23-Russel Borland, 16.326
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