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  1. Hafertepe Regrouping For Dirt Cup After Getting Upside Down In South Dakota by Bryan Hulbert ALGER, Wash. (June 19, 2019) A top five, followed by a top ten finish sounds like a fairly good weekend for most, but for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. that included getting upside down while battling for the lead at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City. "It wasn't the weekend we wanted. Flipping and having to get a car pretty much rebuilt going into Dirt Cup isn't the way we envisioned starting this trip," commented Hafertepe of the overall weekend. Starting Friday at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., Sam wheeled his Townline Variety No. 15h to a fourth-place finish. "We really weren't good there last year even though we still ran third, and this year we never really got a handle on the car. It felt decent in the Heat Race, but in the Feature, we definitely over tightened the car and just couldn't rotate. That place is such a long turning track, you never really get the car straight and just missed it. Probably the worst car we've had all year honestly, but to leave there with a fourth-place finish, we were happy." Moving to the half-mile Black Hills Speedway on Saturday night, Hafertepe was fast right out of the box. Fastest in Hot Laps, first in his Heat Race, the A-Feature began from the third starting spot with Hafertepe after leader, Scott Bogucki, as the pair hit traffic. Working on the No. 28 for the lead on Lap 12, contact by Bogucki with a slower car sent the lapped machine into the path of Hafertepe; causing Sam to flip through the second turn. Able to make repairs in the work area, a plethora of lapped cars in the running order helped Sam rebound to an eighth-place finish, despite not being able to move the wing, and with damage to the suspension. "The Feature, we just fell into third early and waited for traffic to play its part and it did. It was working to our advantage and we started making up a lot of time on the leader and were able to run him down. I was committed to the cushion to get around the lapped cars when he tried to slide one. He hit him, and that put him into us and took us out of a race that I feel like we would have easily won. We had a really good car, but that's part of racing." Looking to this weekend, the Hills Racing Team will venture to Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. for the 48th Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by the Skagit Casino/Resort on June 20, 21, and 22. A race that Hafertepe has topped twice, Sam's history at the one-third mile oval goes all the way back to victory with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car victory. "We've always been fast at Skagit. I have a lot of fans and friends in the Skagit area and really enjoy coming up here. Getting a third win, especially for Pam and Miles would be special, and $15,000 doesn't hurt either." Going into Dirt Cup, Sam would like to thank Greg Hamilton for the use of his shop as the team rebuilds their car, as well as thanking D'Bo and Missy for their hospitality while the team is in town. For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam). 2019 Season to Date: Events: 20; Wins -5 ; Top 5 - 11; Top 10 - 14; Top 20 - 15; Coming Up: June 20 - Skagit Speedway (Alger, Wash.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS June 21 - Skagit Speedway (Alger, Wash.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS June 22 - Skagit Speedway (Alger, Wash.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506 Website: http://www.sam15.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr
  2. Starting to see improvements

    Obviously, this is a very emotional topic for many in the CC area and beyond. I know it is for me. But pointing fingers and getting into heated, non-productive "debates" is not why we keep this CC Speedway forum section open. We keep it open because the track ownership has indicated that they intend to re-open the track at some point once the new bridge construction folks no longer need the facility to store stuff. Let's be optimistic and civil while we wait! Nick
  3. Well they finally did....not since 1960

    Suppose you order a 200 rate spring. You rate it and it's 200 pounds as advertised. You put it in a race car and run it and then take it out and rate it. If it no longer rates at 200 pounds, it has lost it's rate. This is what is commonly known in the racing world as a collapsed spring. This could have happened in the scenario we are discussing here, but I don't think so. Teams at this level don't purchase cheap springs that are susceptible to loosing their rate. What I am saying is entirely different. Same 200 pound spring, put it in a car with tie down shocks (every high rebound rates). Before the race the 200 pound spring is able to hold up the front end, but after the race the spring is not strong enough to push the front of the car back up to it's original ride height - even after giving the car a chance to somehow regain its original legal ride height. Now take that spring out and rate it and it still rates at 200 pounds. The spring did NOT collapse, but rather the spring was unable to overcome the strength of the high rebound shocks. In the first case the spring is at fault. I the second case the crew chief is a fault for: 1) not putting strong enough spring in the front, and/or 2) having too high a rebound rate in the shock. See the difference? If not, that's OK. I am well aware of your ability to stir the pot.
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    Thanks, Nathan!
  5. Well they finally did....not since 1960

    toyotatim, I am assuming that crew chiefs at this level are aware of and employ expensive, exotic soft springs that allow the use of extreme tie-down shocks without collapsing. What I'm suggesting is that the shock guy dialed in too much rebound to allow the weak spring (not collapsed spring) to force its way past the tie-down rate of the shock. The whole tie down shock methodology / system has pretty much obsoleted traditional suspension engineering technology.
  6. FIERCE 'BANDITS 360C.I. SPRINT CAR RACING COMING to 105 SPEEDWAY on SATURDAY JUNE 22nd! Cleveland, TX (06/14/19) - Nestled just inside the border of Sam Houston National Forest is the racy ¼ mile clay oval of 105 Speedway near Cleveland, Texas. On Saturday, June 22nd at 6pm, the top 360 C.I. sprint car drivers in the region will be on hand at 105 to electrify the crowd with the running of the $2,000 to win and $300 to start ‘Liberty 25’ NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series event. This will be the first SCB ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ Tour date at 105 for 2019, the series will return on Saturday, September 21st. This event originally fell to inclement weather on April 13th. TOP-LINE STORY HIGHLIGHTS: FANS plan to arrive early! SCB pre-race FAN FEST takes place next to the grandstand ticket window from 5:00pm-5:45pm…hot laps are early, 6pm! SCB DRIVERS: draw-in begins at 4:30pm and drivers meeting is at 4:40pm. Make sure to catch up on the 'driver race week updates' on the SCB Facebook page. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for all track details and directions and visit www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series information. :30 105 REWIND: The last time the Sprint Car Bandits were at 105 Speedway in 2018, a fantastic racing surface greeted the 24 SCB race teams for a night of exciting racing action. Scottie McDonald took command from polesitter and Washington state native Seth Bergman to score a very popular $2,000 win with the local crowd. Bergman took home $1,000 for finishing second, with popular DFW area racer John Ricketts finishing in 3rd…and happened to be competing that night with a 305C.I. engine. Reminder to area race teams: the Sprint Car Bandits series allows engine sizes of 360C.I. and lower, and all are treated in the same manner regarding draw-in, scoring and all other aspects. So, local race teams are encouraged to come join in on the fun! RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 5pm until about 5:45pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019. If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store atwww.SprintCarBandits.com is now open and it costs just more $3 to have your item shipped to you. 105 Speedway is located at 1288 Fostoria Road in Cleveland, TX 77328. Just take the Hwy 105 exit off I-69 in Cleveland, then head west for about 4.2 miles, then turn north once you reach Fostoria Road. The track is located up the road 1.2 miles north on the right side of the road. On race day, the track phone number is 281-592-0905. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for the track website. The first green flag on June 22nd is slated for 6pm, so please make plans to arrive early. FUNNY 105 FACTOID: Why is this event called the Liberty 25? Primarily because the track and Cleveland are in Liberty County, and it is paying deference to the area, its history and its residents. But not so fast! What’s entertaining, after speaking with the track owner, Jerry Brown, the county line actually runs through the pit area of the property! So, although the Liberty 25 will technically take place in Liberty County, the race car drivers come from Montgomery County to race in it! I thought everyone would get a chuckle out of this little-known 105 Speedway factoid. RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track. 25-lap “Liberty 25” NCRA Sprint Car Bandits feature event payback: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series license or membership fee; $20 competitor nightly draw-in fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse, registration (free, but required) and procedures information, located under the ‘Driver/Rules’ tab. This is also part of the www.SmileysRacing.com 4 Pack Bonus program that awards the SCB Fierce 15 teams with added bonus money, paid out for their support of the Series in increments of each ‘4 Pack’ of SCB events completed throughout the season. More details are posted at the series website. This will be the first event in this 4-pack, which will award each of the Fierce 15 members an added bonus. Details of this next 4-pack will be posted soon. In addition, www.KoolTrikes.com will be putting up $50 to win each SCB heat race! 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.
  7. SPRINT CAR BANDITS DRIVER USES 100-LAP OLD RIGHT REAR TIRE to PULL IN $2,000 WIN at 82 SPEEDWAY Petty, TX (6/16/19) - The young Sprint Car Bandits series is not without its faults, yet the goals of its founders nearly four years after its inception continue to prove that its rules are helping teams to save money on consumables racing – all without diminishing the quality of racing or requiring teams to buy something added to compete in it. At the inception of the series nearly four years ago, one veteran DFW sprint driver commented after reading the Sprint Car Bandits series launch press release by commenting, and I quote: “This will never work. You can’t run these cars with the same two rear tires all night long. I’ll never support this series.” Well, not only has the Sprint Car Bandits proven that you can run the same rear tires all night long (saving drivers that support the series literally $1,000’s of dollars, each, a season), but you can be competitive while doing so. Last night at the ¼ mile high-banked new 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, Will Eggimann would choose to mount a right rear tire that already had over 100 laps of Sprint Car Bandits racing on it – then logged another 33 laps of racing on that tire last night. And when the night was over, the tire proved strong enough to help the team land in victory lane and collecting $2,000. At this point, if this press release sounds more like a Sunday sermon, well, maybe it is. And maybe it’s time for other short track racing series to take note that maybe you can affect change and take a stab at closing the obvious economic gap that was created nearly 18 years ago. Everything changed for a lot of people after the events of 9/11. It was at that exact same point that it had a huge effect on short track racing – yet the industry didn’t respond to it directly, and for the most part still hasn’t. The key, pivotal thing that changed after 9/11 was the cost of race teams and fans traveling to events due to their cost of fuel tripling. That trickle-down effect has changed the sport permanently, as that change in the nightly ‘budget’ for racers and fans forced everyone to make choices – whether they are consciously aware of them, or not. Suddenly, the cost of fuel for traveling to events surpassed several other of the weekly ‘consumable’ expenses fans and teams experienced that were going to races. As a result, this has put an added squeeze on area tracks and their operators in the meantime, as generally smaller crowds and fields of race teams makes it nearly impossible for tracks to ‘pay more’ to help cover the racers new increased fuel budget. And repeating what was previously stated in this press release, that change to the ‘formula’ or budget went without any correction by the tracks or industry, and the result was a lot of fans and teams ended up not being able to afford racing’s new reality. What does this have to do with the Sprint Car Bandits ‘same rear tire all night long’ rule? Well, this rule forces drivers to not be able to have the option of spending more on this specific consumable, which directly reduces the budget in that area and helps to offset the added expense of fuel traveling to events: if a driver saves $200-300 in one area, it helps to cover this added fuel expense…all while not requiring the race track operator to cough up more purse money. This is not rocket science. It is our hope in the Sprint Car Bandits series by making occasional reference to its goals (as in the case of this press release) that maybe it will help other series and track operators out there to take action themselves to find a way to affect change in their own situation, like we have done with our group in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding area. After being involved in this sport and industry now 40 years in 2019, it is this writers, and SCB series co-founders hope, that those who are in a position to affect change take one moment to pause and ask themselves: what can I do to help fix a problem none of us started a long time ago, on September 11th 2001, by looking hard at their current rules and local economics that are affecting their track/and or series. Clearly, we have found a way in the Sprint Car Bandits to help bridge the gap some. It’s a step in the right direction anyway – and all without diminishing the fan experience or quality of racing. By no means is this a finger-pointing statement towards tire manufacturers. It’s quite the exact opposite, as it shows these are high quality tires, that can, and will, handle more racing laps with the slightest rule changes. Our series rules have proven by taking some of the downforce off the car (with our 20° maximum top wing angle rule) and by requiring certain track prep steps be taken by Series tracks, it can significantly increase the lifespan of a common consumable: a racing tire. Thank you in advance to those that took the time to read this press release to this point. Now, let’s resume with the racing highlights from another exciting visit to the beautiful and state-of-the-art 82 Speedway located about 15 miles west of Paris, Texas: 82 Speedway is located on the ‘fringe’ area of the core of the DFW Metroplex area, which houses several hundred racers in a multitude of racing divisions. It is approximately 80 minutes from NE suburbs of Dallas. As with any new business, the track has experienced baby-step growth along the way, but last night the track really caught its potential stride as 94 race teams would converge on this special night featuring the Sprint Car Bandits series, along with the Open Comp Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds, Eco Mods and Texas Stocks. The Sprint Car Bandits feature would roll out third in running order with several racing lines available to the 18-car field as they came down for the start by flagman Kevin Fry. At the last SCB event at 82 Speedway in May, Minnesota transplant Will Eggimann would find the top line around the wide expanses of ’82 to his liking, coming from his 10th place starting spot to take an eventual win. Eggimann would again choose the high line to establish the early feature lead. With two- and three-wide racing throughout the pack taking place, 11th place starter Casey Burkham would continue his strong string of 82 Speedway SCB performances by picking off car after car. In the meantime, several great battles near the front of the pack would ensue with drivers such as Colby Estes, Scott Evans, Chad Wilson and Michael Day. Later in the event, with Eggimann still ripping the high line of the smooth, slick surface, Burkham would emerge through the pack in second place. A caution flag waved on lap 17 (of 25), with the final eight rounds going caution-free with Eggimann pulling away to a sizable margin at the checkers, collecting his second 82 Speedway SCB win in a row, along with $2,000 – of which I would venture to guess he will use to purchase some fresh Hoosier Racing Tire rubber for the next Series event, which will be held this coming Saturday, June 22nd at 105 Speedway near Cleveland Texas. This event also ended the second ‘Smiley’s Racing 4-Pack Bonus’ of the season for SCB Fierce 15 drivers that completed in the past four Series events. Each of those drivers will collect an added bonus of $100 simply for being a part of our driver rewards program and by supporting the Series events. The www.KoolTrikes.com heat races were won by Series rookie Cody Freeman, 2018 SCB series champion Colby Estes and Will Eggimann. The largest crowd in the short history of the new 82 Speedway witnessed the event during a hot early summer night. Track owner Tracy Peters would help keep multiple racing lines available to the sprint teams throughout the event by conducting track prep when the track needed it, which led to another night of great racing. Thank you once again to the race teams and fans that continue to support the Series this season. We know that race teams, tracks, sponsors and fans have choices and we’re excited of where we are collectively, as Season 4 of the Sprint Car Bandits series rolls on. Here are the feature results from 82 Speedway in Petty Texas from the June 15th Sprint Car Bandits series event. Click www.82Speedway.com for full results from the track divisions. A-feature 25 laps: 77w – Will Eggimann (top qualifier) 45b – Casey Burkham (started 11th) 2 – Michael Day (started 6th) 71 – Colby Estes (started 2nd) 47 – Chipper Wood (started 10th) 74e – Claud Estes III (started 7th) 12w – Dale Wester (started 9th) 99b – Blake Mallory (started 13th) 9tx – Brad Wesp (started 12th) 2h – Tommy Hall (started 17th) 02 – Cody Freeman (started 4th) 20 – Chad Wilson (started 17th) 118 – Scott Evans (started 3rd) 74 – DJ Estes (started 8th) 23 – Junior Jenkins (started 5th) 41m – Steve McMackin (started 14th) 72 – Daniel Estes (started 18th) 55 – Brad Queen (DNS) Again, next up is a big $2,000 to win and $300 to start SCB series event on Saturday June 22nd at 105 Speedway near Cleveland Texas, we hope to see you all there! In the meantime, click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in Series news!
  8. TSTRS Message to Drivers

    Off to a great start, Gina!
  9. Well they finally did....not since 1960

    Their shock tech might be looking for a new job this morning. Tie-down shocks are supposed to be designed with enough rebound to raise the front end back up after a few minutes .
  10. Gustin outduels Mars to score second Masters victory NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (June 15)--Ryan Gustin battled mechanical gremlins from the time he left his home in Marshalltown, Iowa, on Thursday afternoon through early Saturday evening, but when the big money was on the line Saturday night 'The Reaper' exorcised the demons and bolted to his second Masters title in three years. Courtesy of USMTS PRAfter a tight three-way battle between early leader Jake Timm and Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Jimmy Mars, Gustin finally passed Mars with ten laps remaining and then drove away to score another crown jewel victory and a $10,000 winner's check."It feels good," Gustin said in victory lane. "Any time you can outrun Jimmy Mars at his home race track you've done something right.Mars led the opening lap but conceded the top spot to Timm the second time around the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval.Timm set a torrid pace for the next 18 circuits while Mars and Gustin used every inch of the race track to keep pace with the second-generation speedster.Mars zoomed ahead of Timm on lap 20 and Gustin followed into second place three laps later, setting up a two-car battle between one of Cedar Lake Speedway's most decorated and experienced racers and the 28-year-old two-time USMTS national champion.Gustin snuck past Mars briefly to lead the 27th lap but jumped the cushion in the ensuing corner to give Mars the advantage the next time around.Mars remained in control through heavy lapped traffic and 39 laps, but Gustin proved to be too much with his patented rim-riding exhibition and snagged the lead as they completed lap 40.The rest of the 50-lapper was all Gustin."It was a blast, man. That's the most fun I've had in a race car in a long time. It was an up-on-the-wheel deal. Jimmy could pull down on the race track better than we could, but we just let it all hang out up on that cushion and it worked out."The hefty paycheck will also come in handy to keep Gustin rolling down the road with his No. 19R Spike Hardcore Energy Hughes Chassis which is powered by nearby Tri Star Engines. En route to the race on Thursday, Gustin's hauler blew out two tires and he barely made it in time for hot laps.He failed to finish Thursday's main event as well as Friday's rain-delayed feature that ran during the early evening prior to the regular Saturday night program.In addition to his winnings, Gustin also garnered a set of four new springs courtesy of Swift Springs, plus contingency awards from Fast Shafts, Maxima Racing Oils and VP Racing Fuels. He also picked up a new American Racer racing tire during a drawing at the pre-race driver's meeting.For Mars, it was a successful weekend by most standards but likely left some unfinished business on the table with two runner-up finishes to two cars with the number 19 on the door after leading the most laps in two of the three feature races this weekend.Defending Masters champ Rodney Sanders claimed the third spot with Jake O'Neil beating Timm to the checkered flag for fourth. Zack VanderBeek, Dereck Ramirez, Terry Phillips, R.C. Whitwell and Adam Hensel rounded out the top ten.The top three finishers (from left to right): Second-place Jimmy Mars, winner Ryan Gustin and third-place finisher Rodney Sanders. Tyler Rinken photoHamilton County Hundred? Gustin will be seeking his 100th career USMTS victory when the Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series returns to action on Friday, June 21, at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa.On Saturday, June 22, the show hits the road to the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., before wrapping up the three-state, three-day weekend swing on Sunday, June 23, at the Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D.To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit USMTS.com. 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.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTSUnited States Modified Touring SeriesCasey's General Stores USMTS National Championship powered by SummitSpike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series20th Annual Masters presented by Allstar Performance - Night 3 of 3Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.Saturday, June 15, 2019Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey's General Stores "A" Main with the top 8 redrawing for the first 8 starting spots.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (1) 4/4 Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis.2. (3) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.3. (2) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.4. (5) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.5. (7) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.6. (8) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis.7. (6) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.8. (4) 52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, Minn.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (2) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.2. (1) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.3. (4) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.4. (3) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.5. (6) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.6. (7) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.7. (8) 7 A.J. Roschen (R), Somerset, Wis.8. (5) 27 Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (2) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Ramsey, Minn.2. (4) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis.3. (6) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.4. (3) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn.5. (8) 22t Michael Truscott (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.6. (7) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.7. (1) W Cory Williams (R), Spring Valley, Wis.8. (5) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.ALLSTAR PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (1) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.2. (2) 44 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn.3. (3) 89 A.J. Diemel (R), Elk Mound, Wis.4. (4) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.5. (5) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.6. (7) 35 Grant Southworth (R), Bloomer, Wis.7. (8) 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D.8. (6) 16 Jason VandeKamp (R), Scandia, Minn.VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):1. (2) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.2. (1) 04jr Adam Ayotte (R), Wyoming, Minn.3. (6) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.4. (8) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.5. (4) 12j Jason Gross, Osceola, Wis.6. (3) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.7. (7) 11b Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn.8. (5) 8s Tony Schill, Oakdale, Minn.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.2. (3) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.3. (4) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.4. (2) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.5. (6) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.6. (7) 12j Jason Gross, Osceola, Wis., BeakBuilt/Adams, $300.7. (5) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.8. (11) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.9. (9) 35 Grant Southworth (R), Bloomer, Wis., MBCustoms/Tim's, $175.10. (13) 27 Calvin Iverson (R), Eleva, Wis., GRT/Tim's, $150.11. (8) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Hill, $140.12. (12) 11b Joey Jensen, Harris, Minn., Dominator/Hanson, $130.13. (10) 7 A.J. Roschen (R), Somerset, Wis., GRT/Stoen, $125.14. (14) 16 Jason VandeKamp (R), Scandia, Minn., Dominator/Hanson, $120.REAL RACING WHEELS "B" MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.2. (2) 89 A.J. Diemel (R), Elk Mound, Wis.3. (3) 22t Michael Truscott (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis.4. (6) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.5. (8) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.6. (5) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., LG2/Speedway, $300.7. (7) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., MBCustoms/Mullins, $250.8. (9) 19sb Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, $200.9. (11) W Cory Williams (R), Spring Valley, Wis., RidgeRunner/MAS, $175.10. (14) 8s Tony Schill, Oakdale, Minn., SSR/KSE, $150.11. (10) 9 Kent Arment, Aberdeen, S.D., Hughes/Dakota, $140.12. (4) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn., Sidebiter/Stoen, $130.13. (13) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, $125.14. (12) 52 Jason Thoennes, Garfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, $120.CASEY'S GENERAL STORES "A" MAIN (50 laps):1. (3) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, 50, $10,000.2. (2) 4/4 Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis., MBCustoms/Tim's, 50, $5000.3. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 50, $2500.4. (6) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 50, $2000.5. (1) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 50, $1750.6. (7) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 50, $1500.7. (9) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 50, $1250.8. (13) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 50, $1000.9. (21) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Lethal/Mullins, 49, $1000.10. (8) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., DirtDueler/OFI, 49, $800.11. (18) 22t Michael Truscott (R), Chippewa Falls, Wis., MBCustoms/Tim's, 49, $750.12. (5) 14w Clayton Wagamon, Ramsey, Minn., MasterSbilt/Wagamon, 49, $700.13. (10) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 49, $675.14. (15) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, 49, $650.15. (14) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 49, $625.16. (17) 4w Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/Hill, 49, $600.17. (19) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 49, $575.18. (12) 04jr Adam Ayotte (R), Wyoming, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, 48, $550.19. (11) 44 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, 38, $525.20. (20) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 29, $500.21. (22) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 19, $500.22. (16) 89 A.J. Diemel (R), Elk Mound, Wis., MBCustoms/KSE, 7, $500.23. (24) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/Troy's, 6, $500.24. (23) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 3, $500.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Mars 1, Timm 2-19, Mars 20-26, Gustin 27, Mars 28-39, Gustin 40-50.Total Laps Led: Mars 20, Timm 18, Gustin 12.Margin of Victory: 2.756 seconds.Time of Race: 15 minutes, 23.995 seconds (1 caution).Provisional Starters: Marriott, Crapser.Eibach Spring Forward Award: Whitwell (advanced 14 positions).FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Whitwell (started 21st, finished 9th).Entries: 52.Next Race: Friday, June 21, Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa.Casey's General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: Sanders 1704, Ramirez 1558, Gustin 1521, Marriott 1482, O'Neil 1414, Phillips 1324, VanderBeek 1172, Kates 1166, Joe Duvall 1062, Mike Striegel 1025.Spike Hardcore Energy USMTS Northern Lights Series Points: Sanders 534, Ramirez 488, VanderBeek 487, O'Neil 482, Gustin 474, Marriott 430, Timm 395, Bleess 380, Crapser 377, Schott 354.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Marriott 1482, Mike Striegel 1025, Carlos Ahumada Jr. 549, Dustin Hodges 425, Nathan Hagar 415.USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: Hughes 150, MBCustoms 150, LG2 116, GRT 109, Rage 107.USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Hatfield 127, Cornett 122, TriStar 91, KSE 90, Stoen 86.Contingency Awards:American Racer - Gustin.Beyea Custom Headers - O'Neil.Bryke Racing - Sorensen.BSB Manufacturing - Hughes.Casey's General Stores - Roschen.Champ Pans - Timm.Deatherage Opticians - Williams.E3 Spark Plugs - Sanders.Edelbrock - VanderBeek.Eibach - Whitwell.Fast Shafts - Gustin.FK Rod Ends - Whitwell.Hooker Harness - Bleess.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs - Ayotte.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts - Saurer.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports - Gross.Keyser Manufacturing - Hensel.KSE Racing Products - Whitwell.Maxima Racing Oils - Gustin.Out-Pace Racing Products - Wolff.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain - Hensel.QA1 - Mars.RacerWebsite.com - Oertel.Simpson Performance Products - Mars.Swift Springs - Gustin, Truscott.Sybesma Graphics - Timm.Tire Demon - Truscott.VP Racing Fuels - Gustin.Wilwood Disc Brakes - Ramirez.
  11. Hudson O'Neal Bags $15,000 at Smoky Mountain MARYVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2019) - Hudson O'Neal wrestled the lead from Mike Marlar on lap 30 and then cruised on to his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Heath Lawson photo The Big Daddy 60 was the biggest paying single-day event in Smoky Mountain Speedway history with a first-place prize of $15,000 up for grabs. Ricky Weiss crossed the finish line in second, but he was several car lengths behind the winner. Weiss moved by Josh Richards on lap 47, and despite a caution with 11 laps remaining, he was unable to challenge O'Neal for the lead. Richards was third, with Tim McCreadie and Jimmy Owens completing the top five. Marlar was looking for his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win this month as the Tennessee veteran and O'Neal went back and forth for several laps with O'Neal finally gaining the lead for good with 30 laps remaining. Marlar suffered a left rear flat while running third to O'Neal and Josh Richards which forced a caution flag, ending Marlar's night as he took his car pit side on lap 36. O'Neal had to wait through a lap 49 caution before he extended his lead back out again over the field. The 18-year-old third-generation racer went on to record his second straight Father's Day weekend victory. Last year O'Neal scored his first career LOLMDS win by capturing the Clash at the Mag victory in Mississippi. "Hopefully this makes my dad feel a little better. He has had a rough weekend inside and out of his race car," said Hudson referring to his father Don, the 2014 series champion. "This one's for him. He has had such a rough weekend. What a great Father's Day gift. To do it two years in a row, it doesn't get any better than that." "This car was a rocketship tonight," O'Neal added. We started out a little slow. I had some concerns earlier in the night, but we made some changes and they went the right way for us. I felt just as good on lap 60 as I did on lap 1. It is not that often you get that kind of race car. We have been up-and-down all year long. We have found something. The cautions went our way tonight. Thanks to everybody for their help." Weiss came home with a runner-up finish after falling back as far as eighth. "Our car was little snug at the start. I was actually bottoming out. It seemed to work better the longer we went. We like the longer races. We started forward and then went back and then back to the front. Josh [Richards] and I had a good race for second. I thought I might have had something for Hudson there on that last restart, but I don't think he missed a mark. Hats off to him for a great race." Richards rallied for a podium finish. "Hudson could really hit the brown on the track. We thought we could be pretty good in the race. My nose folded under me a little bit; it was starting to chatter going into three. Ricky was able to get by us. We've had a fast car all weekend, but just no luck whatsoever." The winner's Todd and Vickie Burns-owned, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: Dyno One, Sub-Surface of Indiana, West Side Tractor Sales, O'Neal's Salvage and Recycling, Tarpy Trucking, VP Race Fuels and Crawford Outdoor. Completing the top ten were Tyler Erb, Earl Pearson Jr., Kyle Strickler, Dale McDowell, and Jonathan Davenport. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Saturday, June 15, 2019 Big Daddy 60 Smoky Mountain Speedway - Maryville, TN Miller Welders Time Trials Fast Time Group A: Josh Richards / 16.787 seconds (overall) Fast Time Group B: Tim McCreadie / 16.902 seconds Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, Donald McIntosh, Kyle Strickler, Earl Pearson, Jr., Dakotah Knuckles, Vic Hill FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, Stormy Scott, Devin Moran ®, Dale McDowell, Scott Bloomquist, Trent Ivey, Dusty Carver Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, Stormy Scott, Devin Moran ®, Dale McDowell, Scott Bloomquist, Trent Ivey, Dusty Carver Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Ricky Weiss, Tyler Erb ®, David Payne, Billy Moyer, Jr., Tommy Kerr, Robby Moses, Jeff Wolfenbarger, John Tweed Lucas Oil Products Red "N" Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Kyle Strickler, Earl Pearson, Jr., Vic Hill, Dakotah Knuckles, David Crabtree, Shane Clanton-DNS, Don O'Neal-DNS, Lamar Winkle-DNS FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Dale McDowell, Scott Bloomquist, Robby Moses, Tommy Kerr, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Dusty Carver, Trent Ivey, John Tweed-DNS Lucas Oil Feature Finish (60 Laps): FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS 1 3 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $15,700 2 4 7w Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB $6,500 3 5 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $4,300 4 2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $3,700 5 9 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $3,300 6 8 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $2,700 7 19 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,500 8 17 8 Kyle Strickler Troutman, NC $1,600 9 18 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $1,550 10 7 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,600 11 10 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $1,450 12 14 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $2,100 13 11 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $2,050 14 13 7m Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA $1,300 15 12 8P David Payne Murphy, NC $1,200 16 6 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,800 17 16 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $1,700 18 20 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $1,000 19 22 21m Robby Moses Maryville, TN $1,000 20 21 1V Vic Hill Mosheim, TN $1,000 21 15 1Gk Ryan King Seymour, TN $1,000 22 1 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,000 23 23 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,900 24 24 25C Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,000 Race Statistics Entrants: 32 Lap Leaders: Mike Marlar (Laps 1 - 30); Hudson O'Neal (Laps 31 - 50) Wrisco Feature Winner: Hudson O'Neal Margin of Victory: 3.051 seconds Cautions: Debris (Lap 2); Devin Moran (Lap 22); Debris (Lap 29); Mike Marlar (Lap 36); Ryan King (Lap 49) Series Provisionals: Don O'Neal Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: Shane Clanton Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr. (Advanced 12 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: Josh Richards Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Taylon Center Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Josh Richards (Lap #11 - 17.627 seconds) Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Don O'Neal STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Hudson O'Neal (30 Laps) PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mike Marlar Time of Race: 33 minutes 44 seconds Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings: POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS 1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 3445 $131,175 2 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 3040 $78,700 3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 3020 $66,075 4 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 2935 $56,800 5 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 2815 $47,525 6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 2810 $50,925 7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 2735 $53,725 8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2675 $63,450 9 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 2545 $44,925 10 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2520 $45,150 11 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 2315 $23,675 12 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 2300 $26,550 13 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 2165 $19,375 14 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 1800 $15,150
  12. Bogucki Victorious At Black Hills Speedway With The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series by Bryan Hulbert RAPID CITY, S.D. (June 15, 2019) Making it a sweep on the weekend in South Dakota with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Australia's Scott Bogucki parked his Sawblade.com No. 28 in Victory Lane Saturday night at Black Hills Speedway. Taking off with the lead on the start, Bogucki opened his advantage quickly following a caution on Lap 2. Finding slower traffic on Lap 7 with John Carney II and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. in pursuit, the race for a second changed hands with Hafertepe making the pass off the second turn as Carney was held behind a slower car. Reeling in Bogucki as slower traffic built around the leaders, Hafertepe found the back bumper of the No. 28 on Lap 12. Looking top and bottom for room to pass, Hafertepe found his shot on Lap 14 with Bogucki stuck to the bottom entering the first and second turns. With Ryan Bickett in the mix, Bogucki dove for the slide, but came up short, making contact with Bickett and launching the No. 17b up the track into Hafertepe who ended up going upside down in the second turn. Making it into the work area, the team barely made repairs for Sam to rejoin the field. On the contact, Scott stated, "I apologize to those two guys first and foremost. I hadn't ventured near the bottom the whole race and it was a lot slicker than I thought and things went back. We were fortunate that we didn't get damaged and were able to stay out front." Keeping Carney at bay on the restart, Bogucki again stretched his lead until the caution lights came on again on Lap 18 for Jordon Mallett. Peeling to the bottom of the Speedway on the restart, Carney took his shot at the lead. Pulling even with Bogucki off the first turn, clean air and momentum again proved the better for the No. 28, despite a scare in slower traffic on the final lap, with Bogucki crossing 1.336 seconds ahead of John Carney II. "Sometimes that's the disadvantage of leading and he got a good run on me and luckily I had enough momentum to get back by him where I could cover him and not slip out of the rubber," commented Bogucki on the restart. Grabbing third was Blake Hahn with Roger Crockett fourth. Moving up from 12th, Harli White completed the top five. Matt Covington made up two spots to sixth. Fighting mechanical issues through his Heat Race, Robbie Price was mired to the back of the BMRS B-Feature. Winning from 10th, Price was the night's Hard Charger with a run from 17th to seventh. Despite getting upside down and having to secure the Top Wing in place with a Ratchet Strap, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. came back to finish eighth with Tucker Doughty and Alex Hill making up the top ten. Four SCE Gaskets Heat Races were contested Saturday night with wins going to Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Scott Bogucki, Blake Hahn, and John Carney II. The BMRS B-Feature was topped by Robbie Price. Not provisional starts were used. The next event for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network is the 48th annual, $15,000 to win, Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by the Skagit Casino/Resort at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. on June 20, 21, and 22. 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: Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV ASCS Frontier Region Black Hills Speedway (Rapid City, S.D.) Saturday, June 15, 2019 Car Count: 29 SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 16 in Passing Points advance to the A-Feature) Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [4]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [7]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 5. 11M-Mindy McCune, [1]; 6. 88-Travis Reber, [8]; 7. 33-Robert DeHaan, [2]; 8. (DNF) 3-Mike Pennel, [3] Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [5]; 2. 86-Donovan Peterson, [1]; 3. 15-James Sires, [2]; 4. 14B-Ben Holmberg, [4]; 5. 34-Trevor Plambeck, [7]; 6. (DNF) 21-Blayne Brink, [3]; 7. (DNF) 2-Shad Petersen, [6] **No. 34, no Passing Points. Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [5]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett, [3]; 4. 2K-Kevin Ingle, [6]; 5. 8X-Randy Dolberg, [2]; 6. (DNF) 77-Damon McCune, [1]; (DNS) 21P-Robbie Price, Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II, [6]; 2. 0J-Jeremy McCune, [1]; 3. 77X-Alex Hill, [5]; 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [7]; 5. 4-Adam Speckman, [4]; 6. 56-Butch Capshaw, [2]; 7. 19-Jalen Powers, [3] BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature) B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 21P-Robbie Price, [10]; 2. 88-Travis Reber, [1]; 3. 2-Shad Petersen, [9]; 4. 8X-Randy Dolberg, [4]; 5. 11M-Mindy McCune, [5]; 6. 77-Damon McCune, [6]; 7. 33-Robert DeHaan, [11]; 8. 34-Trevor Plambeck, [3]; 9. 4-Adam Speckman, [2]; 10. 19-Jalen Powers, [8]; 11. 3-Mike Pennel, [12]; 12. (DNF) 56-Butch Capshaw, [7]; (DNS) 21-Blayne Brink, A-Feature A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [2]; 2. J2-John Carney II, [1]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [5]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [12]; 6. 95-Matt Covington, [8]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price, [17]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 9. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [6]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 11. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [9]; 12. 86-Donovan Peterson, [10]; 13. 88-Travis Reber, [18]; 14. 11M-Mindy McCune, [21]; 15. 77-Damon McCune, [22]; 16. 0J-Jeremy McCune, [11]; 17. 14B-Ben Holmberg, [16]; 18. (DNF) 14-Jordon Mallett, [14]; 19. (DNF) 2K-Kevin Ingle, [13]; 20. (DNF) 8X-Randy Dolberg, [20]; 21. (DNF) 2-Shad Petersen, [19]; 22. (DNF) 15-James Sires, [15] Lap Leader(s): Scott Bogucki 1-25 Hard Charger: Robbie Price +10 High Point Driver: John Carney II Provisional(s): N/A 2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,623; 2. Blake Hahn 1,590; 3. Scott Bogucki 1,571; 4. John Carney II 1,569; 5. Matt Covington 1,524; 6. Roger Crockett 1,502; 7. Harli White 1,450; 8. Jordon Mallett 1,362; 9. Robbie Price 1,306; 10. Alex Hill 1,260; 11. Tucker Doughty 1,224; 12. Jamie Ball 1,063; 13. Dylan Westbrook 545; 14. Wayne Johnson 512; 15. Jake Bubak 474; 2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 5 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway; 5/18 - I-96 Speedway; 5/25 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 6/5 - Lawton Speedway; 6/8 - Salina Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 2 (6/14 - Brown County Speedway; 6/15 - Black Hills Speedway); Thomas Kennedy - 2(4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway); John Carney II - 1 (5/26 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Travis Rilat - 1 (6/4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Weather Related Cancellations - 8: Devil's Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11); Route 66 Motor Speedway (6/1); Creek County Speedway (6/6) ASCS Online: American Sprint Car Series: http://www.ascsracing.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs (@lucasoilascs) Instagram: LucasOilASCS Audio Broadcast: http://www.racinboys.com Live Scoring (Where Applicable): MRP Live ASCS National Tour Drivers Online: Jamie Ball (Knoxville, IA): http://www.jamieball.com/default.aspx?i=false Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA.): http://www.sethbergmanracing.com Scott Bogucki (McLaren Vale, S. Aust.): https://www.facebook.com/ScottBogucki89 John Carney II (El Paso, TX): https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarneyRacing Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK): http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com Roger Crockett (Broken Arrow, OK): http://www.rocketdesignsllc.com Tucker Doughty (Rockwall, TX): https://twitter.com/tuckerdoughty Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX): http://www.sam15.com Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK): http://www.blakehahnracing.com Alex Hill (Six Nations, Ontario, Can.): https://twitter.com/alexhill77x Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR): https://www.facebook.com/jordonmallettmotorsports Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA): https://twitter.com/cmr_44?lang=en Robbie Price (Cobble Hill, BC, Can.): http://www.bdsmotorsportsllc.com Harli White (Lindsay, OK): http://www.harliwhiteracing.net
  13. Keith Martin Grabs ASCS Elite Non-Wing Glory At 281 Speedway by Bryan Hulbert STEPHENVILLE, Texas (June 15, 2019) In action at 281 Speedway, Keith Martin topped a field of 20 for his second career victory with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating. Behind the wheel of a Chase Parson backed machine, Keith crossed under the checkered flag with Paul White in tow and 10th starting Kyle Jones in hot pursuit. Nathan Moore and Stephen Smith made up the night's top five. Jarrod Jennings, Chris Clark, Joshua Hanna, Gary Floyd, and Christian Moore made up the top ten. The ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating returns to 281 Speedway on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22. 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 Series 281 Speedway (Stephenville, Texas) Saturday, June 15, 2019 Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 82-Joshua Hanna, [1]; 2. 57M-Keith Martin, [5]; 3. 98J-Jarrod Jennings, [2]; 4. 21-Michelle Melton, [4]; 5. 6-Christian Moore, [3]; 6. 00-Jaden Brown, [6]; 7. 114-Todd Lovett, [7] Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 3S-Stephen Smith, [1]; 2. 48-Nathan Moore, [3]; 3. 07-Chris Clark, [2]; 4. 04-Kyle Jones, [5]; 5. 52-J.D. Fry, [6]; 6. 57-Chase Parson, [7]; 7. 48N-Pete Elkins, [4] Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 48D-Gary Floyd, [4]; 2. 1-Paul White, [5]; 3. 33-Mike Merrell, [3]; 4. 49-Justin Fifield, [2]; 5. 91-Craig Oakes, [1]; 6. P1-Matthew White, [6] A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 57M-Keith Martin, [1]; 2. 1-Paul White, [3]; 3. 04-Kyle Jones, [10]; 4. 48-Nathan Moore, [5]; 5. 3S-Stephen Smith, [4]; 6. 98J-Jarrod Jennings, [8]; 7. 07-Chris Clark, [9]; 8. 82-Joshua Hanna, [2]; 9. 48D-Gary Floyd, [6]; 10. 6-Christian Moore, [15]; 11. 57-Chase Parson, [14]; 12. 00-Jaden Brown, [17]; 13. 33-Mike Merrell, [7]; 14. 21-Michelle Melton, [11]; 15. 114-Todd Lovett, [18]; 16. 48N-Pete Elkins, [19]; 17. 91-Craig Oakes, [16]; 18. 52-J.D. Fry, [12]; 19. 49-Justin Fifield, [13]; 20. P1-Matthew White, [20]
  14. Brad Sweet wins second night of World of Outlaws doubleheader weekend at Knoxville Raceway When the checkered flags waved over a victorious Brad Sweet at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night the time was close to 1 a.m. Central Time, due to Mother Nature’s evening splash of rain. Exhaustion had no presence on Sweet’s face, though. Sweat and a big grin, yes. Maybe even a hint of relief. But no fatigue. For the Grass Valley, Calif.-native, his fourth win of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season was just another day in the office. “We live a recluse life out here on the Outlaw tour where you pretty much train yourself to not get out of bed before 10 or 11 (in the morning) because all the work has to be done at night time,” Sweet said. “This is pretty normal for us. Once you get in the seat of the race car, it’s just like any other night.” While he cruised to the victory in the closing laps of the 25-lap Feature with no pressure from behind, the laps prior forced Sweet to earn the win. In a rare start at Knoxville Raceway, polesitter Lance Dewease out dueled Sweet for the lead at the start of the Feature and pulled away by three car lengths. The Fayetteville, Pa.-native led the first 13 laps of the Feature – a drastic turn of events after Dewease failed to transfer to Friday night’s Knoxville Feature. “We made a lot of changes,” said Dewease, who finished sixth. “I really screwed up in time trials (Friday night) and didn’t run the right laps and corners. I knew tonight we were going to make that up, as far as me, personally. And they got the car a lot better from the drop of the green.” As laps clicked off during the Feature Dewease said he got too loose, and Sweet passed him for the lead with 12 laps to go. Sweet only led the next two laps, before Logan Schuchart, who also got by Dewease, caught the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car. Continuing to run the bottom of the track, Sweet bounced off the inside berm in turn one, slowing his momentum and allowing the Drydene No. 1s of Schuchart to charge by him on the outside. Sweet wasn’t ready to let Schuchart drive away, though. The two drivers traded lanes going into turn three; Sweet high, and Schuchart low. Sweet stayed within a car length of Schuchart exiting turn four and threw his car underneath him going back into turn one. His attack didn’t work. Schuchart powered off turn two, maintaining the lead. Sweet, still resilient, kept Schuchart in sight. In their return to turn three, Schuchart went high and Sweet back low. This time around, the advantage went to Sweet. He found enough grip to get side-by-side with Schuchart down the front stretch and dart by him for the lead in turn one. Schuchart made one final attempt to pass Sweet exiting turn two, looking to his inside, but Sweet shut the door going into turn three. Schuchart was then left to fend off Daryn Pittman for second-place. “He made me work for it,” Sweet said about Schuchart. “About all I had there to beat him.” Once Sweet reclaimed the lead, he maintained it for the final seven laps, riding the bottom of the track – the key to his victory. “When the track’s fast like that it’s tricky,” said a nearly out of breath Sweet. “Everything happening way faster than you want it to. And you still have to try to hit that narrow bottom. That was the key tonight. “I figured a few things out in the [Feature] and got the bottom to work. I still missed it about 50 percent of the time, So, we still got to get a little bit better. But I think we were better than most tonight.” Sweet’s fourth victory of the season now ties him with Schuchart for the most wins this year. The win also helped Sweet extend his points lead over second-place Donny Schatz. The 10-time Series champion finished 15th, creating a 40-point deficit between he and Sweet. While Schuchart missed out on his fifth win of the season, he still sees his performance as a positive to build off of. “This [Brad Sweet team] won the Knoxville Nationals last year and we ran them down and passed them,” Schuchart said. “That’s something to be proud of.” Pittman ended up third, after starting 10th. It was his second podium finish in-a-row at Knoxville – a track he didn’t feel like he was good at. “Maybe I don’t suck here after all,” said Pittman with a smirk. “My car was really good. It was good last night. We really thought about some things that we needed to be better from last night.” Sweet’s Knoxville victory is his 38th career Series victory and his eighth top-five finish in-a-row. With tricky track conditions and late nights yet to create any fatigue for Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing team, they’re poised to build upon their recent momentum. “We’ve been on a stretch of good runs, just want to keep it going,” Sweet said. UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, June 22, will venture to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com. For tickets and more information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com. RESULTS: NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$5,000]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [10][$3,000]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$2,700]; 5. 41-David Gravel [8][$2,500]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [1][$2,200]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [6][$2,000]; 8. 5-Shane Stewart [7][$1,800]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [11][$1,600]; 10. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [5][$1,450]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [25][$600]; 12. 4-Terry McCarl [12][$1,200]; 13. 9-James McFadden [15][$1,100]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [16][$1,000]; 15. 15-Donny Schatz [21][$950]; 16. 19-Brent Marks [19][$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$850]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$750]; 19. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [9][$725]; 20. O9-Matt Juhl [13][$700]; 21. 7X-Justin Henderson [23][$700]; 22. 44S-Trey Starks [20][$700]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$700]; 24. 2M-Kerry Madsen [24][$700]; 25. 20-A.J. Moeller [22][$700] Lap Leaders: Lance Dewease 1-13; Brad Sweet 14-15, 18-25; Logan Schuchart 16-17 KSE Hard Charger Award: 18-Ian Madsen[+14] Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 5-Shane Stewart, 14.977; 2. 41-David Gravel, 14.981; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 15.004; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.014; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.089; 6. 2-Carson Macedo, 15.091; 7. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 15.166; 8. 9-James McFadden, 15.228; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.232; 10. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 15.275; 11. O9-Matt Juhl, 15.286; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 15.3; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.335; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.383; 15. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 15.394; 16. 1-Sammy Swindell, 15.422; 17. 56N-Davey Heskin, 15.425; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 15.498; 19. 68-Chase Johnson, 15.681 Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 83-Daryn Pittman, 15.112; 2. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.2; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.205; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.247; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.282; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.375; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.375; 8. 4-Terry McCarl, 15.38; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.402; 10. 20-A.J. Moeller, 15.503; 11. 7X-Justin Henderson, 15.579; 12. 44S-Trey Starks, 15.628; 13. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 15.676; 14. 7SX-R.J. Johnson, 15.734; 15. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 15.783; 16. 44-Chris Martin, 15.884; 17. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 16.005; 18. 56-Joe Simbro, 16.009; 19. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, 16.604