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  1. Houston Short Track Racing Competition is Revving Up - Legends and Ladies For the Win by Tracy O'Neal Houston, TX, (September 10, 2019) Just coming off of a successful Labor Day Classic, the hard-charging drivers of the Texas Short Track Racing Series (TSTRS) took home the cash, trophies and bonus payouts thanks to Advance Auto Parts. And this racing series is doing more than handing out winnings. It’s revving up the competitive spirit among this close-knit group of racers and welcoming newcomers to the fold. The teams, techs and officials are all coming together to continue the tradition of short track racing in Houston, at the only asphalt track in Texas, The Oval at HMP. And it’s ensuring that racing as a sport can be handed down for generations, perpetuating racing camaraderie and connections (thank you Facebook and IG!). Gina Schild Knowles, General Manager, TSTRS, says, “This is racing, no matter who or where. Racer, promoter, spotter, Crew Chief, Team Owner, Scorer, Track Crew, Concession, Front Gate…it takes a team to make it work on every level. This is what keeps the gates open and fresh rubber on the track. And of course, it’s all for the fans in the stands.” Those who joined us in August saw this first-hand with the truly inspirational comeback of Greg Davidson, known in racing as “The Texas Legend”. Greg returned to Victory Lane with his #96 Outlaw, after a four-year health battle, ultimately losing his left leg. His determination and tenacity paid off with a full standing ovation from the crowd. Greg has promised more to come as he tweaks his car and skill under his new circumstances. The next generation is bringing the heat as well, as the Allison Legacy Class had a trio of young ladies come home with the trophies in August. Jaida Simental (age 18) of Get-Zum Racing out of Leander, TX, qualified first, landed the pole, and ultimately took second place, behind Peyton Michel (age 18) of Allen Speed Racing from Liberty Hill, TX with the checkered flag. Alexis Sampson, from New Braunfels, TX of S&S Racing placed third, making it an all-girl podium. Keep your eyes on these talented drivers, as they are the ones to watch! Behind the scenes today, these teams are all turning wrenches, fine-tuning engines and preparing for an all-out, spectacular show, as the Texas Short Track Racing Series speeds on with the Advance Auto Parts Race Night scheduled for Saturday, September 28th at The Oval at Houston Motorsports Park. As part of the fall schedule, you can see racers taking to the track in seven classes featuring Eco Stocks, NASKarts, Pro Mods, Pro Trucks, Super Stocks, Outlaws plus Dwarfs and Allison Legacy! Come see fast-action racing and enjoy a family-friendly outing at the Oval at Houston Motorsports Park, where local racing legends are made. About Texas Short Track Racing Series The Texas Short Track Racing Series is an asphalt circle track racing series in Houston, Texas, competing at Houston Motorsports Park. Texas Asphalt Racing Promotions LLC manages advertising and sponsorship opportunities for the series. https://www.facebook.com/texasshorttrackracing/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1361407030675128/ About Advance Auto Parts Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. Additional information about Advance can be found at hnp://www.AdvanceAutoParts.com. About Houston Motorsports Park Houston Motorsports Park is an auto racing complex featuring the only NASCAR 3/8-mile high banked asphalt Oval in Texas, and an NHRA 1/8 mile dragstrip. Located at 11620 North Lake Houston Parkway off of the Sam Houston Parkway Northeast, Houston Motorsports Park is only 20 minutes from downtown and 20 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport. http://www.houstonmotorsportspark.com/wp/?page_id=50 Video Race Highlights: https://www.facebook.com/texasshorttrackracing/videos/442712489677086/
  2. What an awesome event. Great coverage by Don Cook and Blogginisracin.com. Thanks for posting, Nathan!
  3. Logan Schuchart wins NOS Energy Drink Showdown at Stockton - Schuchart benefits from teammate Jacob Allen’s bad luck to win race and $20,000 prize STOCKTON, CA – Sept. 13, 2019 – Logan Schuchart could see victory at the Stockton Dirt Track with three laps to go. He could see his opportunity to sweep the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races at the track. And he could see collecting the $20,000 award for winning the NOS Energy Drink Showdown. However, he could also see his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen leading, searching for his first World of Outlaws win. He couldn’t catch him. A runner-up finish looked like his calling, and he was OK with that. Cruising down the backstretch, he saw Allen’s Drydene No. 1a car power into turn three, heading for two laps to go. When Schuchart exited turn four, he no longer saw Allen in front of him. The white and blue No. 1a slowed and pulled into the infield. The lead was Schuchart’s. And after two clean laps, so was the win. “It’s a tough deal,” Schuchart said of Allen’s affliction. “I’m happy to get the win. It’s awesome to have these cars up front. Whatever happened, this team works really hard to keep these cars on the racetrack.” The victory was Schuchart’s seventh of the year – further breaking his record of winning at most four wins in a season – and 15th career World of Outlaws win overall. While he celebrated in Victory Lane with his Drydene cladded Shark Racing team, Allen was back at the trailer diagnosing an engine failure with his crew under a full moon Friday the 13th night. “Pretty much a heart break,” said a deflated Allen, trying to find the words to describe the loss. “It’s kind of tough.” The Shark Racing duo were fast all night. Schuchart qualified third and Allen fourth – both setting times that broke the previous track record. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz set Quick Time and the new track record with a time of 12.543 sec. Schuchart and Allen went on to both finished second in their Drydene Heat races. Then finish third and second, respectively, in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – won by Austen Wheatley. Wheatley and Allen made up the front row of the 30-lap Feature – both attempting to win their first World of Outlaws race. On the initial start, Wheatley hit the throttle and wheeled onto the front stretch, allowing Allen to get the jump on him and pull away with the lead into the first turn. His comfortable lead was eliminated in two laps when the first caution came out for Shane Stewart going off track in turn two. On the restart Allen launched back to the lead, but Wheatley stayed close and got side by side with Allen through the first corner. Allen had the better grip on the high groove and drove away from Wheatley down the backstretch. While Allen ran away with the lead, David Gravel worked his way around Schuchart for third and after dueling with Wheatley for eight laps moved into second. By that time, Allen had found himself in heavy lap traffic. Gravel was able to gain yards on him every lap. However, once Allen found clean air again, he left Gravel searching for speed by pulling away to about a straightaway lead. With nine laps to go Allen caught more traffic, including Brad Sweet, and got loose exiting turn two. He lost traction exiting turn four, too, unable to hold his line. That allowed Gravel to go from being a straightaway back to being at Allen’s tail tank. Allen continued to run the low line into turn one and Gravel darted high to try and get a run around him. However, the move cost Gravel a chance at a win. Going high opened the door for Schuchart to dive underneath. The two almost made contact at the apex of the corner, hurting Gravel most. Schuchart accelerated away from the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 car down the backstretch. “I kind of punched myself in the head there after that,” Gravel said. “I tried to pass Jacob on the top going into one and two, ended up giving the spot to Logan.” Now, the only car Schuchart saw in front of him was his teammate. With seven laps to go inches separated the Shark Racing drivers due to a caution for Tim Kaeding going off track in turn two. On the final restart of the night Allen rocketed ahead of Schuchart. He made it look like a race between a great white shark and a carp. Schuchart couldn’t keep pace with his teammate and in the closing laps found himself having to hold off a hard charging Schatz, who got around Gravel for third. With three laps to go Allen wore the appearance of a first-time winner. Clean laps. No mistakes. And fields of clean air between the cars behind him and in front of him. Appearances meant nothing, though. While driving through turns three and four his fairy tale turned into a horror movie. His engine let go. Speed lost. Win lost. “After that last restart it felt like it was kind of starting to lose power a pinch,” Allen said. “But it’s hard to say. You know, you’ve got a lot on your mind. There’re only a few laps left. You’re just trying to finish it and win the race. It’s a pretty shitty deal really. I don’t know. It sucks. I guess it’s just part of it.” Allen’s misfortune became Schuchart’s gain as he inherited the lead and drove to his second straight win at the Stockton Dirt Track. “He was way faster than I was,” Schuchart said about Allen. “It showed after the restart. It’s tough. Once Jacob got to the lead, he was gone. I couldn’t really hit my marks there for a few laps. I was just trying to make myself wide. I was happy to run second in this race. But I’m a competitor at the same time. I was going to try and pass him if I got the spot. “Jacob, he’s been working really hard at this deal. It’s tough. It takes a lot out of you. Especially when you get beat all of the time. But he’s right there. We’ve seen it in the past. I hope he can get his spirit up and win one of these things. I’ve never been so big as a fan as I was running second tonight.” While Allen’s slumped body posture and hanging head expressed his disappointment in his 17th place finish, he was still able to find the light in a gloomy situation. “It gives you confidence for sure, just being that close and just leading laps,” Allen said. “Definitely a confidence booster. Probably the biggest thing, besides me getting my first win, is just knowing Logan was running second and we had a shot at getting our first one-two finish. Yeah, it’s not easy to be up front on any of these Outlaw races. I guess it just made me more hungry for the next time.” Schatz finished second and Gravel had to settle for third. With Schatz’s runner-up finish he was able to retake the points lead over Grass Valley, Calif.-native Brad Sweet – who finished 10th – one race after Sweet took it from him. The reigning champion is now 14 points ahead of Sweet heading into the final California race of the year. Schuchart is in a close points battle of his own. Sitting fifth in points, he is 38 points behind fourth-place Daryn Pittman after winning the NOS Energy Drink Showdown. The Pennsylvania-native now has his sights set on a win at Calistoga Speedway. UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Sept. 14, will be at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. Get tickets and more information. As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com. RESULTS: NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$20,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [4][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,800]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,500]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [8][$2,300]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [12][$2,200]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [16][$2,100]; 9. 17W-Shane Golobic [13][$2,050]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [14][$2,000]; 11. 44W-Austen Wheatley [1][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [17][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$1,100]; 14. 88N-DJ Netto [18][$1,050]; 15. O-Bud Kaeding [21][$1,000]; 16. 7S-Tim Kaeding [9][$900]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$800]; 18. 88-Jonathan Allard [22][$800]; 19. 5-Shane Stewart [20][$800]; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$800]; 21. 7-Jason Sides [5][$800]; 22. 53-Jessie Attard [19][$800]; Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-27, Logan Schuchart 28-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+8] Qualifying – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.543; 2. 41-David Gravel, 12.561; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.565; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.624; 5. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 12.668; 6. 7-Jason Sides, 12.707; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.709; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.746; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.76; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.775; 11. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.802; 12. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 12.841; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.844; 14. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.941; 15. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.997; 16. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.015; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.049; 18. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.065; 19. 53-Jessie Attard, 13.12; 20. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.154; 21. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.19; 22. 88-Jonathan Allard, 13.645
  4. Ricky Weiss powers to first career Knoxville LOLMDS victory KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 13, 2019) - Ricky Weiss passed Chris Madden on lap sixteen and went on to record his first career win at Knoxville Raceway on Friday night. The 30-year-old Canadian racer became the 17th different winner on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour this season. Weiss started on the pole but fell to second behind Madden on the opening lap - trailing the South Carolina racer for the first fifteen laps of the 25-lap main event. Madden got bogged down in heavy traffic and that allowed Weiss to slip by for the lead. Madden rallied to make a final attempt to overtake Weiss on the final lap but came up short of his fifth Lucas Oil win of the season. Josh Richards brought the Clint Bowyer Racing, Rocket home in third after starting in eleventh. Iowa native Tyler Bruening recorded his best career finish at Knoxville by taking fourth and Don O'Neal completed the top five. "It's awesome to be in Victory Lane here at Knoxville," said Weiss. "We haven't been able to capture the big one here yet, but this is our chance. After last night, we were happy with that. We were locked into the show for Saturday and we debated switching cars tonight and trying something. Shawn [Gage] didn't want to, because he knew this car is good and he has the confidence in me to keep it in one piece." Weiss added: "Everytime we touch the track; it gets better and better. I didn't mind that Chris [Madden] set the pace at the start. We don't seem to fire like those guys at the start of a race, but we are there at the end. It was good to learn off of him [Madden] to know where we can get better. I used to play this track on a video game and now we are here in Victory Lane." Madden came up just short of his first-career win at Knoxville, crossing the line a close second. "We had a good car for the first half of the race, but I got extremely tight and I couldn't turn across the middle of the corners. I was just trying to bide my time and I was hoping not to get into traffic, that opened the door for Ricky. To have the night we had last night and to bounce back and have the night we had tonight is great. We can tune on it now and be ready for tomorrow night." Richards' stirring run was without the benefit of a single caution flag during the race. "We absolutely needed a caution. I feel like I was running those top two down. We had a fast car. I was relying on the cushion get up there. That was more of an old-school Knoxville with a ledge up there by the wall. It was slick all the way across the track and we could carry speed wherever we wanted to go. I had a lot of fun out there." The winner's Bloomquist Race Cars entry is powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsored by: Turk Enterprises, Derrick's Sandblasting, Kakela Farms, G-Style Transport, J&C Properties, Penske Racing Shocks, Hawkeye Construction, Keewatin Truck Service, Straight Ahead Venture, LG Transport, Red Line Graphix, R.A. Recycling, and Wiesner Trucking. Completing the top ten were Tyler Erb, Earl Pearson Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Frank Heckenast Jr., and Hudson O'Neal. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Friday, September 13, 2019 Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, Iowa Miller Welders Time Trials Fast Time Group A: Scott Bloomquist / 18.009 seconds (overall) Fast Time Group B: Chris Simpson / 18.212 seconds Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shannon Babb, Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson, Jr., Chase Junghans, Jonathan Davenport, Stormy Scott, Bobby Pierce, Cody Laney, Chad White FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Josh Richards, Ricky Thornton Jr., Tyler Bruening, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard, Shanon Buckingham, Nick Marolf, Reid Millard, Corey Zeitner Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Ricky Weiss, Tyler Erb ®, Brian Birkhofer, Kyle Bronson, Dave Eckrich, Jeremy Grady, Brent Larson, Jeremiah Hurst, David Webster-DNS Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Dennis Erb, Jr., Chris Simpson, Jimmy Mars, Devin Moran ®, Spencer Diercks, Jonathan Brauns, Charlie McKenna, Billy Moyer, Jr. Simpson Race Products Heat Race #5 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Chris Madden, Don O'Neal, Jason Feger, Shane Clanton, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, Mike Fryer, Dustin Nobbe, Tim Simpson-DNS Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #6 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Frank Heckenast, Jr., Mike Mataragas, Hudson O'Neal, Chad Simpson, Johnny Scott, Jake Neal, JC Wyman, Brian Harris, Junior Coover Lucas Oil Products Red "N"Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard, Kyle Bronson, Stormy Scott, Tim McCreadie, Shanon Buckingham, Chase Junghans, Bobby Pierce, Nick Marolf, Dave Eckrich, Jeremiah Hurst, Cody Laney, Brent Larson, Chad White, Reid Millard, David Webster, Jeremy Grady, Corey Zeitner-DNS FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shane Clanton, Jimmy Owens, Chad Simpson, Devin Moran ®, Jimmy Mars, Billy Moyer, Johnny Scott, Spencer Diercks, Mike Fryer, JC Wyman, Brian Harris, Dustin Nobbe, Charlie McKenna, Jake Neal, Jonathan Brauns, Junior Coover, Billy Moyer, Jr.-DNS, Tim Simpson-DNS Lucas Oil Feature Finish (25 Laps): FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS 1 1 7w Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB $7,000 2 2 0m Chris Madden Gray Court, SC $4,000 3 11 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $3,000 4 3 16T Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $2,000 5 6 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,500 6 5 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $1,000 7 9 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $900 8 21 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $900 9 16 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL $700 10 10 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $600 11 4 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $580 12 24 1c Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA $660 13 23 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $640 14 7 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $520 15 22 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $600 16 8 32s Chris Simpson Oxford, IA $490 17 19 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $580 18 14 29 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $470 19 17 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr. Sedgwick, KS $460 20 15 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $450 21 13 15B Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA $440 22 20 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $530 23 18 25F Jason Feger Bloomington, IL $410 24 12 1m Mike Mataragas DeKalb, IL $400 Race Statistics Entrants: 54 Lap Leaders: Chris Madden (Laps 1 - 15); Ricky Weiss (Laps 16 - 25) Wrisco Feature Winner: Ricky Weiss Margin of Victory: 0.760 seconds Cautions: none Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Advanced 13 Positions) Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Jimmy Owens Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Vic Hill Racing Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Bloomquist Race Cars Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Anthony Burroughs (Josh Richards) Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Chris Madden (Lap #1 - 20.172 seconds) Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Billy Moyer Jr. STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Chris Madden (15 Laps) PFC Brakes Pole Award: Ricky Weiss Time of Race: 8 minutes 59 seconds SATURDAY Lucas Oil Products Red "N" Tacky Spray Grease C-Main LINE UP: DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER Charlie McKenna 22C 99 Brian Harris Cody Laney 32B 54 Mike Fryer Corey Zeitner 6z 20w Chad White JC Wyman 4W 22B Jonathan Brauns Tim Simpson 17 14m Reid Millard David Webster 44w 10C Junior Coover Jared Landers 777 SATURDAY FAST Shafts B-Main LINE UP: DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER Shannon Babb 18 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Brian Birkhofer 15B 1m Mike Mataragas Tim McCreadie 39 58 Jeremiah Hurst Jason Feger 25F 18J Chase Junghans Johnny Scott 1st 28m Jimmy Mars Dave Eckrich 58E 29d Spencer Diercks Jeremy Grady 43 21 Billy Moyer Jake Neal 14J 5N Dustin Nobbe Brent Larson B1 33 Nick Marolf SATURDAY LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL NATIONALS Feature LINE UP: DRIVER INSIDE OUTSIDE DRIVER Shane Clanton 25 29 Darrell Lanigan Ricky Weiss 7w 0m Chris Madden Tyler Erb ® 1T 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr. Don O'Neal 5 16T Tyler Bruening Brandon Sheppard 1S 0 Scott Bloomquist Josh Richards 14 32s Chris Simpson Chad Simpson 1c 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Earl Pearson, Jr. 1 71 Hudson O'Neal Devin Moran ® 1d 20 Jimmy Owens Bobby Pierce 32P 40B Kyle Bronson Frank Heckenast, Jr. 99JR 50 Shanon Buckingham Stormy Scott 2s 49 Jonathan Davenport
  5. Sept. 13 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 780; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 768; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 747; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 736; 5. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 735; 6. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 732; 7. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 729; 8. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 725; 9. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 716; 10. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 707; 11. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 705; 12. Adam Gul­lion, Lincoln, Neb., 702; 13. Ronald "Trey" Burke, League City, Texas, 694; 14. Jonathon J. Jones, Ir­vona, Pa., 689; 15. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 688; 16. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 687; 17. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 685; 18. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 682; 19. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 681; 20. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 677. E3 Spark Plugs State Point Standings California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 540; 2. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 536; 3. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 481; 4. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 465; 5. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 459; 6. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 419; 7. Lance Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif., 417; 8. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 353; 9. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 332; 10. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 301. Indiana – 1. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 426; 2. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 421; 3. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 409; 4. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 406; 5. Scott Brad­ley, Bloomington, Ind., 377; 6. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 340; 7. Rod Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 336; 8. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 334; 9. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 328; 10. Aaron "A.J." Carlson, Linden, Ind., 326. Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 524; 2. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 477; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 404; 4. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 378; 5. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, 346; 6. Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, Iowa, 335; 7. Val Urman, Urbandale, Iowa, 243; 8. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 215; 9. Brian Efkamp, Boone, Iowa, 204; 10. Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 195. Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 511; 2. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 446; 3. Ty Wil­liams, Arcadia, Okla., 438; 4. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 412; 5. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 381; 6. Jake Bubak, Arvada, Colo., and Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., both 318; 8. Tracey Hill, Lib­eral, Kan., 317; 9. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 303; 10. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 287. Louisiana – 1. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 136; 2. Jerry "Butch" David, Geismar, La., 133; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 96; 4. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 76; 5. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 75; 6. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., and Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, both 66; 8. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 62; 9. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 57; 10. Kent Lewis Sr., Wil­lis, Texas, 40. Maryland – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 212; 2. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 205; 3. Bradley Mel­lott, Pigeon Cove Rd, Pa., 193; 4. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 161; 5. Ron Aurand, Lewistown, Pa., 154; 6. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 140; 7. Stevie Kenawell Jr., Duncansville, Pa., 133; 8. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 127; 9. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 117; 10. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 115. Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 732; 2. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 690; 3. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 645; 4. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 628; 5. Michael Stien, Cey­lon, Minn., 612; 6. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 480; 7. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 450; 8. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., and Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, both 396; 10. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 372. Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 471; 2. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 467; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 417; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 277; 5. Matt Rich­ards, Lincoln, Neb., 250; 6. James Kinder, Iberia, Mo., 204; 7. Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia, Mo., 192; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 172; 9. Matt Fair, O Fallon, Mo., 157; 10. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 121. Nebraska – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 636; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 634; 3. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 585; 4. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 582; 5. Josh Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 570; 6. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 556; 7. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 524; 8. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 515; 9. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 503; 10. Chase Weiler, Lincoln, Neb., 493. New Jersey – 1. Richard Dieva, Berlin, N.J., 289; 2. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 288; 3. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 271; 4. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 269; 5. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warmin­ster, Pa., 255; 6. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 245; 7. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 238; 8. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 212; 9. Marie McVay, Woodbury Heights, N.J., 196; 10. Logan Diehl, Sellersville, Pa., 183. North Carolina – 1. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 228; 2. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 221; 3. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 213; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 169; 5. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 154; 6. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 153; 7. Steve Surniak, Moores­ville, N.C., 152; 8. Shawn Mott, Rockwell, N.C., 150; 9. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 149; 10. George Blaney, Concord, N.C., 138. Ohio – 1. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 359; 2. Tyler Hesson, Richwood, Ohio, 335; 3. Lewie Chris­tian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 323; 4. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 310; 5. John Starr, Hillsboro, Ohio, 231; 6. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 225; 7. Dustin Hammond, Springfield, Ohio, 210; 8. Jus­tin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 193; 9. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 175; 10. Jordan Welch, Clay­ton, Indiana, 143. Oklahoma – 1. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 402; 2. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 368; 3. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 359; 4. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 344; 5. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., and Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., both 319; 7. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 317; 8. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 313; 9. Cody Hill, Lawton, Okla., 294; 10. Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla., 264. Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 985; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 798; 3. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 767; 4. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 753; 5. Dylan Proctor, Beech Creek, Pa., 748; 6. Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., 675; 7. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 665; 8. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 650; 9. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 645; 10. Devin Ad­ams, Lebanon, Pa., 634. South Carolina – 1. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 117; 2. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 116; 3. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 112; 4. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 108; 5. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 102; 6. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 96; 7. Benjamin McCall, Fayette­ville, N.C., 95; 8. Terry Peters, Mooresville, N.C., 94; 9. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 87; 10. Shawn Mott, Rockwell, N.C., 70. South Dakota – 1. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., 352; 2. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 348; 3. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 303; 4. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 284; 5. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 273; 6. Brant O'Banion, Viborg, S.D., 263; 7. Aaron Guillaume, Sioux City, Iowa, 259; 8. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 230; 9. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 225; 10. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 219. Texas – 1. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 731; 2. Ronald "Trey" Burke, League City, Texas, 624; 3. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 521; 4. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 506; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 472; 6. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 467; 7. Colby Stubblefield, Seago­ville, Texas, 456; 8. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 452; 9. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 449; 10. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 432. Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 258; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 246; 3. Chris Ware, Williams­burg, Va., 235; 4. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 225; 5. Matt Mullins, Hampton, Va., 198; 6. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 153; 7. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 141; 8. Glenn Worrell, Powha­tan, Va., 111; 9. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 108; 10. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 106.
  6. Aaron Reutzel

    I’ce Been keeping up with Aaron here on LSSZ and you’re right. He’s definitely making Texas proud.
  7. Shane Clanton scores first-ever Knoxville victory with LOLMDS KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 12, 2019) - Shane Clanton came from the seventh starting spot to win Thursday night's preliminary event at Knoxville Raceway. For the 44-year-old Georgia native, it was his first-ever win at the historic venue. He also became the sixteenth different winner this season on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour. Clanton was the fourth different leader of the 25-lap race. The A-Main was slowed by only one caution flag for Jonathan Davenport on lap four. Ricky Thornton Jr. led the first lap in the Chad Stapleton-owned Club 29 Race Car. His place atop the leader board was short-lived as outside front-row starter Devin Moran took the lead on lap number two. Moran led until Tyler Erb took the lead away from him on lap five. Clanton charged from the inside of row number four and grabbed the lead away from Erb on lap fourteen. Clanton pulled away from Erb and went on to pick up the preliminary night victory. Erb crossed the finish line in second, followed by a close finish between Darrell Lanigan and Ricky Weiss for third and fourth. Thornton was fifth. Clanton; in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time in 2019; thanked his chassis builder Marshall Green for his set-up advice over the phone before the start of the race. "Our car has been good all night long. We just made the right adjustments. I was biding my time behind Terbo [Erb], and it looked like he was hurting his tires. I went to the middle and the car stuck, and we went by him, then that was all she wrote." "To win here at Knoxville is a dream come true," Clanton added. "I have seen Donny Schatz win here so many times and I would like to start my own legacy here. This is a team effort, all the way to everybody with Marshall back at the shop. Penske Shocks and Keith Berner from Accu-Force tested with us earlier in the year and it has made a difference in our program. Thanks to Greg Bruening for letting me drive his race car. This is a big win for him as well because he's from Iowa. It's hard to beat what we had here tonight for a track. Hats off to all of the Knoxville crew for a great job." Erb led nine laps but came home in the runner-up spot. "There wasn't a whole lot I could do in the last ten or fifteen laps, he [Clanton] had a better car. He could maneuver through a lot better than I could. My car felt really good. It's the same kind of issue we have been having. The longer we go, the tires just get hot. We are going to work on it. It was a good run. This is my favorite racetrack that we come to." Lanigan edged out Weiss at the finish line to round out the podium. "The car got really good through the middle and the bottom. I would have liked to have seen a caution to see if we could have made a late-race charge. It's just awesome to come out here and run well." The winner's fourth career Lucas Oil victory came in the Greg Bruening-owned Capital Race Cars entry powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: Bruening Rock Products, Skyline Materials, LTD, Bennett Explosives, Super K Express, Olson Explosives, Freeman Plumbing, M&S Concrete, and Truck Country. Completing the top ten were Tyler Bruening, Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Bobby Pierce, and Chris Simpson. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Thursday, September 12, 2019 Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, Iowa Miller Welders Time Trials Fast Time Group A: Shane Clanton / 17.932 seconds (overall) Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 18.087 seconds Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shanon Buckingham, Brian Birkhofer, Shane Clanton, Jimmy Mars, Stormy Scott, Mike Mataragas, Jason Feger, Cody Laney, Reid Millard, Jared Landers-DNS FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Bobby Pierce, Jeremiah Hurst, Chris Simpson, Earl Pearson, Jr., Billy Moyer, Jr., Dave Eckrich, Corey Zeitner, JC Wyman, Tim Simpson Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Ricky Thornton Jr., Frank Heckenast, Jr., Darrell Lanigan, Spencer Diercks, Charlie McKenna, Scott Bloomquist, Dustin Nobbe, Jake Neal, Chase Junghans Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shannon Babb, Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Erb ®, Hudson O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, Jeremy Grady, Brian Harris, Jonathan Brauns Simpson Race Products Heat Race #5 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Josh Richards, Tyler Bruening, Devin Moran ®, Chris Madden, Chad Simpson, Johnny Scott, Brent Larson, Mike Fryer, Junior Coover Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #6 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Brandon Sheppard, Dennis Erb, Jr., Ricky Weiss, Don O'Neal, Kyle Bronson, Chad White, Nick Marolf, David Webster, Tim McCreadie-DNS Lucas Oil Products Red "N" Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Stormy Scott, Earl Pearson, Jr., Billy Moyer, Jr., Jimmy Mars, Scott Bloomquist, Mike Mataragas, Spencer Diercks, Charlie McKenna, Jason Feger, Corey Zeitner, Cody Laney, Dave Eckrich, JC Wyman, Reid Millard, Jake Neal, Dustin Nobbe, Tim Simpson-DNS, Chase Junghans-DNS, Jared Landers-DNS FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Chad Simpson, Kyle Bronson, Hudson O'Neal, Don O'Neal, Chris Madden, Johnny Scott, Brent Larson, Brian Harris, Jeremy Grady, Nick Marolf, Jonathan Brauns, Mike Fryer, Chad White, David Webster, Billy Moyer, Junior Coover, Tim McCreadie-DNS Lucas Oil Feature Finish (25 Laps): FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS 1 7 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $7,000 2 4 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $4,000 3 5 29 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $3,000 4 6 7w Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB $2,000 5 1 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr. Sedgwick, KS $1,500 6 10 16T Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $1,000 7 12 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $900 8 2 1d Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $800 9 11 32P Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $700 10 3 32s Chris Simpson Oxford, IA $600 11 18 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $580 12 13 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL $560 13 16 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $540 14 19 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $620 15 21 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $500 16 20 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $490 17 9 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $480 18 24 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $470 19 14 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $460 20 15 15B Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA $450 21 22 1c Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA $440 22 23 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $530 23 17 58 Jeremiah Hurst Dubuque, IA $410 24 8 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $400 Race Statistics Entrants: 55 Lap Leaders: Ricky Thornton Jr. (Lap 1); Devin Moran (Laps 2 - 4); Tyler Erb (Laps 5 - 13); Shane Clanton (Laps 14 - 25) Wrisco Feature Winner: Shane Clanton Margin of Victory: 3.627 seconds Cautions: Jonathan Davenport (Lap 4) Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Dennis Erb Jr. (Advanced 7 Positions) Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Ricky Weiss Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb 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: Capital Race Cars Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Randall Edwards (Tyler Erb) Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Shane Clanton (Lap #4 - 19.4930 seconds) Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jonathan Davenport STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Shane Clanton (12 Laps) PFC Brakes Pole Award: Ricky Thornton Jr. Time of Race: 10 minutes 37 seconds Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Night One Point Standings: Overall Pos CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN Night #1 POINTS 1 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 494 2 29 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 486 3 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr. Sedgwick, KS 482 4 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 474 5 7w Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB 472 6 32s Chris Simpson Oxford, IA 468 7 16T Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 461 7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 461 9 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 460 9 1d Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 460 11 32P Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 458 11 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 458 13 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 456 13 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 456 15 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 450 16 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL 447 17 1c Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA 446 18 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 444 19 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 443 20 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 439 21 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL 434 22 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 432 23 15B Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA 429 23 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 429 25 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 423 26 58 Jeremiah Hurst Dubuque, IA 421 27 0m Chris Madden Gray Court, SC 417 28 1st Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM 415 29 28m Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI 411 30 1m Mike Mataragas DeKalb, IL 407 31 58E Dave Eckrich Oxford, IA 393 32 43 Jeremy Grady Story City, IA 390 33 29d Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA 389 34 14J Jake Neal Omaha, NE 385 35 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN 380 36 22C Charlie McKenna Ames, IA 378 37 99 Brian Harris Davenport, IA 377 38 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 375 39 25F Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 374 40 32B Cody Laney Torrance, CA 373 41 6z Corey Zeitner Omaha, NE 370 41 18J Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS 370 41 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 370 44 20w Chad White Benton Harbor, MI 369 45 5N Dustin Nobbe Batesville, IN 368 46 33 Nick Marolf Moscow, IA 366 47 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR 363 48 54 Mike Fryer Freeport, IL 361 49 17 Tim Simpson Iowa City, IA 356 49 22B Jonathan Brauns Muscatine, IA 356 51 4W JC Wyman Griswold, IA 355 52 14m Reid Millard Jefferson City, MO 352 53 44w David Webster Monroe, WI 349 54 10C Junior Coover Norfolk, NE 344 55 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 333
  8. 8-Event 2020 Sprint Car Bandits and Texas Sprint Series Calendar & Schedules Released by Darin Short Garland, TX (09/13/19) - With yesterday’s announcement of the DFW-based 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series and RaceSaver IMCA Texas Sprint Series (TSS) synergistic alliance, over three dozen series events have now been booked for the 2020 racing season…and all 38 have been booked on separate dates from each other. Meaning, race fans in the DFW and surrounding areas do not have to pick or choose one track or another, like in the past, when they want to watch a TSS or SCB series event! As mentioned in yesterday’s announcement, there are no planned changes to either series’ rules or procedures with this new collaboration – as we are focusing on scheduling, advertising and marketing for both series in order provide a larger combined footprint of publicity to attract more fans to each racing venue. A very limited number of events in each series are remaining. If you are an area track promoter or owner that would like to book dates, please email Darin at dssm93@MSN.com ASAP with your preferred event dates (and series selection) along with your contact information and we’ll get back in touch immediately to confirm those dates or available alternative. Each series is limiting the travel distance to about 150 miles of the DFW Metroplex. We will provide updated schedules if/when they are adjusted. In 2019, the Sprint Car Bandits debuted a ‘Summer Break’ so teams could take advantage of popular national level sprint car events or have a family vacation…all while avoiding the extreme Texas summer heat potential. The SCB Summer Break ended up being highly successful, so in 2020 both the TSS and SCB will have a formal Summer Break, which can be viewed at the schedules below. Here’s the schedules at this moment in time, and they are also available in a monthly calendar format, at the following link in PDF format: www.SprintCarBandits.com then click the top link on the home page. 2020 Texas Sprint Series Schedule – as of 9/13/19: SAT 3/07 TSS - KSP 1 (Kennedale Speedway Park) FRI 3/13 TSS - MONARCH 1 (Monarch Motor Speedway) SAT 3/14 TSS - 82 SPEEDWAY 1 FRI 3/27 TSS - BOYD RACEWAY 1 FRI 4/10 TSS - HOT 1 (Heart O’ Texas Speedway) SAT 4/11 TSS - KSP 2 FRI 4/17 TSS - MONARCH 2 FRI 4/24 TSS - BOYD 2 SAT 5/2 TSS - ABILENE SPEEDWAY 1 SAT 5/16 TSS - 82 SPDWY. 2 FRI 5/22 TSS - MONARCH 3 FRI 5/29 TSS - BOYD 3 SAT 6/6 TSS – KSP 3 SAT 6/13 TSS – GRAYSON COUNTY SPEEDWAY FRI 6/19 TSS - MONARCH 4 SAT 6/20 TSS - 82 SPDWY. 3 FRI 6/26 RAINDATE FRI 7/3 TSS - BOYD 4 SAT 7/11 TSS - ABILENE 2 FRI 7/24 TSS - HOT 2 SAT 8/1 TSS - ABILENE 3 SAT 9/12 TSS - GRAYSON 2 FRI 9/18 TSS - MONARCH 5 SAT 9/19 TSS - 82 SPDWY. 4 2020 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits SCHEDULE: FRI 3/20 SCB - HOT 1 SAT 3/28 SCB - KSP 1 SAT 4/4 SCB - 82 SPDWY. 1 SAT 4/18 SCB - ABILENE SAT 4/25 SCB - 82 SPDWY. 2 FRI 5/1 SCB - HOT 2 SAT 5/9 SCB - MONARCH 1 SAT 5/30 SCB - 82 SPDWY. 3 FRI 6/12 SCB - BOYD 1 SAT 6/27 RAINDATE SAT 7/4 SCB - 82 SPDWY. 4 FRI 7/10 SCB - HOT 3 FRI 9/25 SCB - BOYD 2 SAT 9/26 SCB - KSP 2 SAT 10/10 SCB - 82 SPDWY. 5 SAT 10/31 SCB - MONARCH 2 Businesses interested in Marketing Partnership programs for the 2020 season (for both the TSS and SCB) can email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com and they will get back to you right away. There are no planned rules or procedure changes for either series. The next rounds of press releases will focus on details such as the Smiley’s Racing Products Texas Expo, any new rules updates, driver registration; etc. Be watching for the next round of series news on our traditional marketing channels, such as www.SprintCarBandits.com and on Facebook @SprintCarBandits or by keywords Texas Sprint Series. The TSS will also have a new online home being built during the off-season. THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of both series’ in 2019 – and we’re looking forward to a highly coordinated 2020 racing season with the Sprint Car Bandits series and Texas Sprint Series! In the meantime, the season continues for each series, with the next TSS event being held this Saturday, September 14th at Grayson County Speedway and Kennedale Speedway Park on September 21st; then September 28th for the SCB at 82 Speedway. If you happened to miss the 9/12/19 TSS/SCB launch announcement, here it is: Sprint Car Bandits and Texas Sprint Series Create Synergistic Alliance for 2020 Racing Season Garland, TX (09/12/19) - Officials of the DFW-based Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series and Texas Sprint Series (TSS) are pleased to announce they have formed a synergistic alliance for the 2020 racing season – and beyond. For those unfamiliar, the SCB is a 360C.I. Sprint Car series and the TSS is a RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Car group. There is some crossover with the drivers that choose to race in both series, but that is not the focus of this alliance – growing track fan attendance is. This collaborative effort will allow each series to book events at area tracks in a manner that will allow them a much higher level of fan retention, as the goal is to have one series, or the other, racing on one night only. Little, if any, rules changes in each respective series are anticipated by this new alliance. Timing for this collaboration has been set into motion with the recent reopening of Boyd Raceway, with Richard Snider at the helm – Richard also operates the Texas Sprint Series. Snider comments: “With Boyd Raceway reopening, it requires my full-time attention, and the Texas Sprint Series has such a great group of racers. The reality is sinking in that I can’t handle both without one affecting the other. “ Snider continues: “That being said, I’ve been a big fan of the Sprint Car Bandits series and have been to several of their events the past four seasons. The fan excitement they create with the Fan Fests and quality of racing is electrifying. Plus, they understand the economics of sprint car racing on each side of the fence – and to the track operators as well. So, I cannot think of a better arrangement than for the ‘Bandits to handle the day-to-day operations, such as creating an intertwined schedule and event marketing for the Texas Sprint Series.” “We plan to host several events at Boyd Raceway for both the SCB and TSS in 2020, and I’m really excited about the future of both groups – and the health and sustainability of sprint car racing – in the Metroplex and surrounding areas. In this day and age we need as much cooperation between series and tracks as possible, and this is a giant leap in the right direction.” Snider concludes. Darin Short (Sprint Car Bandits co-founder) comments: “Booking events at area tracks has always been such an arduous and complex task, and it can take months of work and planning to create an effective schedule for the upcoming racing season. With this new collaboration, it will take one significant variable out of the formula, as now we will know what nights are available – and which ones aren’t – so we don’t double-book events on top of each other unknowingly. We want to help to maximize fan turnout at all these events. And fans not having to choose one sprint race or the other is a good step in the right direction to meeting that goal. We fully plan to have a combined schedule that doesn’t have both series racing on the same night during the entire season, which will be a revolutionary accomplishment for Sprint Car racing in this region.” Short continues: “Many tracks don’t release their schedules at the same time, so you can be left hanging wondering if the event dates you have booked will stick once they release theirs. Now we’ll know, as we’ll be booking the events and the individual track schedules are no longer an issue, as we’ll know when both series’ will be racing well in advance of the full track schedules are released.” Will Eggimann, Principal with the SCB comments: “There are so many positive scenarios with this alliance that make sense for teams, fans, marketing partners and promoters – and that’s been our ultimate goal all along with the SCB.” Eggimann continues: “We will also expand the online visibility of the TSS, which in turn will help with added fan-awareness and track attendance.” A limited number of events in each series will be booked in 2020. If you are an area track promoter or owner that would like to book dates, please email Darin at dssm93@MSN.com ASAP with your preferred event dates (and series selection) along with your contact information and we’ll get back in touch immediately to confirm those dates or available alternative dates – as area tracks are gobbling up race dates already. Both series’ are limiting the travel distance to about 150 miles of the DFW Metroplex. Businesses interested in Marketing Partnership programs for the 2020 season (for both the TSS and SCB) can email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com and they will get back to you right away. As stated earlier, there are no significant rules or procedure changes being planned for either series. The next rounds of press releases will focus on details such as schedules, off-season happenings (such as the Smiley’s Racing Products Texas Expo), registration; etc. Be watching for the next round of series news on our traditional marketing channels, such as www.SprintCarBandits.com and on Facebook @SprintCarBandits or by keywords Texas Sprint Series. The TSS will also have a new online home being built during the off-season. THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of both series’ in 2019 – and we’re looking forward to a highly coordinated 2020 racing season with the Sprint Car Bandits series and Texas Sprint Series! In the meantime, the season continues for each series, with the next TSS event being held this Saturday, September 14th at Grayson County Speedway, September 21st at Kennedale Speedway Park; then September 28th & October 12th for the SCB at 82 Speedway.
  9. No car-count problems for this one, that's for sure!
  10. Shane Golobic eliminates self-doubt with WoO Sprint Car win at Placerville- Shane Golobic leads California podium with win at the Placerville Speedway's 49er Gold Rush Classic PLACERVILLE, CA – Sept. 11, 2019 – Doubt has filled Shane Golobic’s mind for the last six years. His first and only World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win came in 2013. Since then he’s questioned if he would or could ever win one again. There was a clear answer Wednesday night during the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts at Placerville Speedway. Golobic tested the limits of his vocal cords from yelling inside his NOS Energy Drink No. 17w car. He couldn’t get out of it fast enough and do something his calm mannered self would rarely do. He climbed to the top wing of his car, yelling and cheering, with the checkered flag in hand, letting the blue and orange confetti bath him while he celebrated his second World of Outlaws wins. “I feel like two gives you a little more credibility than one,” said Golobic, who runs a part-time schedule with the Series. “I got the first one at a little short track, Antioch (Speedway). It was a none stop Feature, it counts as an Outlaws win one hundred percent, but there’s always that little bit of doubt. I’m not so much worried about other people, what they think, but just in me. You know, it’s been a few years since we done it. You just wonder if it is ever going to happen again. Tonight, we had the race car to do it.” The victory was not handed to him. He worked for. All night long. The Fremont, Calif.-native started the night by Qualifying fifth. He then went on to fight his way to a second-place finish in his Drydene Heat race and then to a fourth-place finish in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. The night was mostly ruled by Californians, winning everything but one Heat race which was won by Daryn Pittman, who drivers for the California-based Roth Motorsports team. Brad Sweet was the top Golden State driver for most of the night by winning his Drydene Heat race and winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. He also pulled double duty as promoter and driver for the race. When the 40-lap Feature went green at the quarter-mile track in El Dorado County, Sweet jumped to the lead, leaving outside polesitter, and fellow California-native, Carson Macedo to battle with Kraig Kinser for second. Golobic ran fourth. The field got five laps into the race before the first caution came out for Kyle Larson spinning in turn four. When the race resumed, Sweet marched back to the lead. Macedo stayed close by, though. Behind the front two, Golobic found his rhythm around the high side of the track and worked his way around Kinser to take third-place. He tried to contend with Macedo by sneaking to his outside, but the Kyle Larson Racing driver closed the door and focused on his trek to Sweet’s bumper. Less than a car length’s distance separated Sweet and Macedo for the next 10 laps. Sweet ran the low line. Macedo hammered the outside of the speedway. The two Californians ran their lines with precision, neither gaining nor losing ground on the other. However, on Lap 14 Sweet sailed his NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car to the high side in turn three. The precision was lost. He bounced off the cushion, hindering his speed. Macedo had already reacted to Sweet’s lane change by diving to the bottom. Once Sweet bobbled, Macedo powered by him for the lead. Sweet charged back underneath him the next circuit around and nosed the rookie to the line to reclaim the lead on Lap 16. Macedo was too strong up high, though. He easily worked his way back around the outside of Sweet for the lead. While the “Big Cat” kept Macedo in striking distance for the next eight laps, Golobic continued to run third. The third caution of the night came out on Lap 24 for Jessie Attard coming to a stop in turn four. On the restart, Golobic and Sweet raced side by side down the front stretch and into the first corner. Sweet lost grip on the exit of turn two and entered the backstretch at a 45-degree angle. With a clean exit by Golobic, he hammered the throttle and cleared Sweet for second before turn three. Sweet tried to fight back but couldn’t. The handling went away on his car and he faded through the field. With 10 laps to go, Golobic was about a second behind Macedo. He could still see the white No. 2 car in front of him, though. He could see a potential second World of Outlaws win still within reach. To get to it meant making more aggressive moves and using his knowledge as a local racer of the track to his advantage. “With twenty-six to go, or whatever it was, on that restart I knew I needed to get a good drive down the straightaway and get to the top and click laps away and be there right behind Carson as close as I could when he did catch traffic,” Golobic said. “Took a peek at the board each time I went down the back straightaway. That’s probably something I have an advantage of over other guys who don’t race here every week. They don’t have that in the back of their mind during the race. Saw thirty-seven laps were down and started turning it on.” With three laps to go Macedo bounced off the cushion in turn three, allowing Golobic to close to his bumper and stay on him like a magnet the next lap. In their return to turn three, Golobic shot underneath Macedo and slid up in front of him on the exit of turn four to take the lead. Macedo threw two unsuccessful slide jobs at Golobic the next two corners. When the checkered flag hung over the track, Golobic was the first to see it – his first World of Outlaws win at Placerville Speedway and second career Series win overall. “It’s my favorite racetrack in the world and now it’s even more of my favorite racetrack with this memory,” said Golobic who lives two hours away from the speedway. Macedo had to settle for second, while Justin Sanders worked his way to his first World of Outlaws podium finish of the year. “I feel pretty bad for my team,” Macedo said. “I feel like I let that one go. I knew it was getting super technical up there (on the high side). I could catch lap traffic and they were kind of making the racetrack dirty under the cushion. I was struggling to get through there. Shane just did a really good job.” Sweet fell to sixth-place but still took home a victory. As a driver he reclaimed the points lead over 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who finished 10th – now leading him by two points. And as a promoter, he saw a sellout crowd. That California crowd erupted into cheers, drowning out Golobic’s joyous yells when he climbed out of his Mike Wood Racing Sprint Car. The local boy won. His confidence boosted. Doubt gone. “Doubt is gone for sure,” Golobic said without hesitation. “Now, hopefully we can get a couple more. Two really means a lot to me, now three is going to mean a lot to me.” UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Sept. 13, will be at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. for the NOS Energy Drink Showdown. Get tickets and more information. As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com. RESULTS: NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 17W-Shane Golobic [4][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [2][$5,500]; 3. 121-Justin Sanders [8][$3,200]; 4. 7S-Tim Kaeding [6][$2,800]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$2,300]; 7. 57-Kyle Larson [18][$2,200]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [7][$2,100]; 9. 41-David Gravel [11][$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [19][$1,500]; 12. 92-Andy Forsberg [14][$1,200]; 13. 5-Shane Stewart [10][$1,100]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17][$1,050]; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$1,000]; 16. O-Bud Kaeding [24][$900]; 17. 53-Jessie Attard [16][$800]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3][$800]; 19. 83T-Tanner Carrick [21][$800]; 20. 5C-Colby Copeland [13][$800]; 21. 19-Brent Marks [15][$800]; 22. 44W-Austen Wheatley [20][$800]; 23. 7-Jason Sides [23][$800]; 24. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-14, 16; Carson Macedo 15, 17-38; Shane Golobic 39-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 57-Kyle Larson[+11] Qualifying – 1. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 10.413; 2. 121-Justin Sanders, 10.43; 3. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.435; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.442; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic, 10.467; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.47; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.475; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman, 10.476; 9. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.491; 10. 5-Shane Stewart, 10.494; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.5; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.519; 13. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 10.536; 14. 41-David Gravel, 10.56; 15. 83T-Tanner Carrick, 10.577; 16. 53-Jessie Attard, 10.591; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.612; 18. 93-Stephan Ingraham, 10.614; 19. 24-Rico Abreu, 10.631; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.672; 21. 19-Brent Marks, 10.676; 22. O-Bud Kaeding, 10.686; 23. 92-Andy Forsberg, 10.836; 24. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.872; 25. 5C-Colby Copeland, 10.909; 26. 7-Jason Sides, 10.922
  11. Austin Wayne Self, AM Racing ready to double down in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, Nev: With just five NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) races remaining in the 2019 season, every race is important for AM Racing and driver Austin Wayne Self. As the series returns following a quick two-week break, Self and his Eddie Troconis led team head to Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway looking to roll the dice and deliver another top-five finish in Friday night’s World of Westgate 200. Since delivering a sixth-place finish at Kentucky Speedway in July, AM Racing hasn’t finished outside the top-15. With one top-five, two top 10s and six top-15 finishes in-between, the Mooresville, N.C.-based team certainly has hit its stride during the summer stretch and shows no signs of slowing down. “I always enjoy going to Las Vegas,” said Self. “It’s a track that embraces NASCAR racing and the fans are incredible. The race track is also a lot of fun. It’s a fast race track where drafting is critical, and handling is crucial. “AM Racing has enjoyed a lot of success on the bigger tracks this summer and I’m eager to see if we can keep that momentum going on Friday night. “It’s going to be hot, but we expect that during fall in Las Vegas. If we can keep up with the track conditions going from day to night, we should have an opportunity to earn our fourth top-10 of the year.” Self will make his sixth career start at the 1.5-mile speedway. After finishing ninth in the fall race last year, the Austin, Texas native returned to Sin City in March and delivered a strong top-15 finish. With so much learned in the past year, Self isn’t counting out an opportunity to put his AM Racing team in Victory Lane if the circumstances work out. “Winning is not out of our hands at AM Racing,” explained Self. “We have showcased that we have the speed in our trucks – we just need the race to play into our hands as far as strategy goes and we should have the chance to capitalize on it. “We’ve seen where fuel mileage can be a late-race factor and hopefully we’re in a position to take advantage of that. With Las Vegas being a cutoff race for the Playoffs, I think you’re going to see a chaotic race but for those of us not in the Playoffs, it’s a good chance for us to showcase our stuff. “Should be a fun race for the fans.” AM Racing team manager Kevin Cywinski says he is exceptionally proud of the results the team has shown lately. “Austin, Eddie and the team have been doing a fantastic job,” offered Cywinski. “We have recovered from a couple of mishaps late in the spring and early in the summer and really have been focused on going out there and not leaving anything on the table. “I think everyone has executed well and that has given the whole team good morale not only at the track but at the race shop. Everyone is really upbeat about this last stretch of races and the opportunity to not only run well but perhaps win a race by the end of the season at Homestead.” For the series’ return trip to the West Coast, alongside GO TEXAN, AM Technical Solutions will serve as a major associate partner for Friday night’s race. Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 19th race of the year. In 79 NGOTS races, the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has two top-fives (second at Daytona 2017, fifth at Michigan 2019) and seven top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 17.8 during his three years of competition. The Austin, Texas native is nestled 14th in the championship standings with five races remaining. For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf. For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. For more information on Don’t mess with Texas and how you can become involved in the program, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Visit AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) online at amts.com. For more on Flying Circle, please visit flyingcirclegear.com, like them on Facebook (FlyingCircleGear) and follow them on Instagram (@flyingcirclegear) and Twitter (@flyingcircle_). Also connect with Flying Circle on Pinterest and YouTube. For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com. For more on Kreuz Market, please visit kreuzmarket.com. like them on Facebook (KreuzMarketLockhart) and follow them on Twitter (@kreuzmarket). The World of Westgate 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the 19th of 23 races on the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Sept. 13 from 8:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 2:35 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 6:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Pacific).
  12. Western Flyer Sport Mod

    This is a well-maintained, well-designed sport mod. Should be a front runner wherever it ends up.
  13. Eco Stock feature 1. 2 Doug Gibson 2. 74 Mike Mecum 3. 3 Robert Gibson 4. 24 Will Planter 5. 51 Brent Devoti 6. 72 Soren Rasmussen 7. 88 Justin Sitterle 8. 50 Toby Taylor NasKart feature 1. 23 Corey O'Donnell 2. 17 James Fitzgerald 3. 3 Delbert May 4. 11 David Molino 5. 22 Halie Tanner 6. 93 Chad Rogers 7. 29 Marty Kries 8. 24 Shelby Huff Legacy feature 1.23Peyton Michel 2. 37Jaida Simental 3. 01 Alexis Sampson 4. 82 Cade McKee 5. 00 Colt Mize 6. 3 Delbert May 7. 1 Ethan Barker 8. 27 Shelby Huff 9. 48 Mike Knotts 10. 44 Austin Bean 11. 35 Dooley Smith 12. 63 Brad Harden 13. 2 Doug Gibson Outlaw feature 1. 96 Greg Davidson 2. 5 JT Schild 3. 17 Robert Barker 4. 7 Chris Schild 5. 69 Mike Pollaro 6. 12 Kelly Reininger 7. 70 Brian Benedict 8. 92 Jake Kruger 9. 71 Deed Dupont Super Stock feature 1. 8 Brandon Gaither 2. 81 Brandon Spreen 3. 49 Brian Schneider 4. 44 Damon Bean 5. 89 Brandon Moeller 6. 22 Corey Winne 7. 92 Dillon Gaither Pro Truck feature 1. 9 Logan Boyett 2. 48 Jake Wright 3. 05 Brandon Leonard 4. 73 Jim Teague 5. 75 Todd Roberts-McAvoy 6. 66 Troy Hensiek * [NOTE: in the unofficial results, Hensiek was scored 10th] 7. 148 Max Calles 8. 51JD Legg 9. 13 David Webster 10. 14 Michelle Reininger 11. 7 Zoey Barker 12. 71 Matt Kaminski 13. 01James Sousa Pro Modified feature 1. 5 Jake Kruger 2. 66 Logan Bearden 3. 99 Casey Smith 4. 21 Jason Marshall 5. 72 Johnny Walker 6. 13 Ian Webster 7. 8 DL Wilson 8. 26 Bob Slezinsky 9. 70 Sonny Hunt 10. 0 Billy Becka 11. 500 Jake Thomasson 12. 54 Clayton Green 13. 45 Patrick Villarreal
  14. Results are now official... Delay as to review scoring of the Truck race. After review, Troy Hensiek was moved from 10th to 6th. Nick
  15. Davenport Wins Third World 100 Title in Five Years at Eldora ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 7, 2019 – Eldora Speedway’s annual World 100 has often been thought of as Dirt Late Model Racing’s Super Bowl or Daytona 500. Winning it just once puts a driver’s name beside the greatest the sport has ever had to offer, and one of the tallest trophies available into their trophy cabinet. Jonathan Davenport is now the proud owner of three of those globe trophies, as he drove his Lance Landers-owned #49 to victory on Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd to claim his third World 100 title in the last five years. In his eye-catching “Brewster Baker” throwback #49 graphics scheme, Davenport was strong in each race each day this weekend, collecting a preliminary Feature victory on Friday night that set him up for a second-place run in his Heat race on Saturday. That finish gave him a seventh-place starting spot on the grid for the Feature, where he wasted little time on his charge to the front, cracking the podium inside of the first 25 laps. But as then-leader Bobby Pierce approached lap 30, Davenport noticed something in his car starting to fade. Much like Pierce himself experienced in the Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury back in July, Davenport’s power steering system had malfunctioned mid-race. Over the course of the next 70 laps, that mechanical failure began to take its physical toll on the Blairsville, Georgia-native. In fact, by the time he had brought his Nutrien Ag Solutions Longhorn Chassis up to the Victory Lane stage, Davenport said he couldn’t even feel his arms. “It was definitely tough. It might have made me better to where I didn’t have to move the wheel much, but I was turning left into the corner with the brake pedal, just trying to hold the wheel straight and exiting the corner using just my foot to accelerate,” he said. From lap 30 onward, Davenport continued to move forward without the aid of power steering, catching and passing polesitter John Blankenship for second on lap 27. A restart on lap 31 marked the beginning of Davenport’s battle with Pierce over the next 40 laps, buying time and track position for Ricky Weiss and his efforts to catch the leaders. As Weiss closed in, the battle between the “Smooth Operator” and “Superman” began to heat up, Pierce on the high side and Davenport chomping at the bit down low. The two had battled this way in lapped traffic 20 laps earlier, but Davenport was only able to get a dive deep enough into the corner to clear the #32 on one occasion – lap 48, where he just barely nosed Pierce at the line on lap 48. Come lap 62, Davenport got enough momentum on the low side to nip Pierce at the line again before Pierce took it back one circuit later. The two sparred for a few more laps before encountering the wrath of “The Manitoba Missile,” as Weiss found something on the topside to make the move on Davenport for second. But that didn’t last long, as “JD” got a great run in the low groove on lap 67, going underneath Weiss and Pierce to take the lead back. This time, it was permanent. “It was awesome racing between us,” Davenport said. “Ricky got up there racing with us in lapped traffic, and I just moved around and found a couple more lines – just got into a rhythm of what I needed to do to rive my racecar the way it was.” Davenport turned on the jets and opened up an advantage of almost two full seconds over Weiss by the time a caution came out with 17 laps remaining for Pierce, who had slapped the turn one wall, ending his chances for glory. Davenport opened up another 2.6-second advantage after the lap 84 restart before another caution waived, placing Weiss and 2007/2011 winner Jimmy Owens right on his rear bumper. His arms were giving out and he was feeling the pressure, but Davenport prevailed, hanging on to lead the final circuits and collect his third World 100 trophy under three different car owners. “Ricky got a really good jump on that second restart. He jumped me just a little bit, and I didn’t spin the tires, but I was trying to be really patient. I pulled back by him just a little bit at the flag stand, had to slide him down here, I’m sure it was very close. But it’s the World 100, you’ve got to do what you can.” His 2015 win came aboard the Kevin & Leeroy Rumley-owned Longhorn Chassis #6, the same year he became the third driver in Eldora Speedway history to win the Dirt Late Model Dream and World 100 in the same year. 2017 saw a red/white #49 pull into Eldora Victory Lane, owned by North Carolinian GR Smith. Now, JD’s current car owner Lance Landers is a World 100 Champion in 2019. Davenport joked that there’s a couple ways of viewing that statistic, but it does go to show the versatility of his veteran driving skills. “Well, you can look at it from one side – I can’t hold a ride down,” Davenport chuckled. “Or the other side is, I’ve won it twice in a Longhorn Chassis, the other in a Rocket. Just about every car owner I’ve had, I could go back and drive for again. A car owner is a car owner, as long as they’re a good one and can give me the tools that I need to work with, I can do my job.” It’s been a terrific season for JD already this year. Leading his full-time national tour in points, 15 Feature wins, and now another crown jewel to add to his collection. He said he’s still kicking himself a bit after a sour ending to his Dirt Late Model Dream run back in June, a race he said he could have won, but tonight he sings a song of redemption and places a cherry on top of his still-unfinished 2019 racing season sundae. “We’ve put ourselves in position to win so many crown jewels this year,” Davenport said. “Either bad racing luck has happened to us or we’ve dolled ourselves out in the 100-lappers… I thought it was going to happen again whenever the power steering started acting up and went out.” Owens also hung onto his runner-up spot from the lap 92 restart, battling with Weiss, Chris Madden and Stormy Scott in the final stages to bag a solid second-place in the World 100 finale. He played the final restart perfectly to get ahead of the field behind him and secure the second spot late, despite his satisfaction with a third-place finish before the restart. “I was really worried about restarts the first time, but we took off in front of Madden, who’s had a great car all weekend,” Owens said. “I was happy with third and thought ‘man, we’re pretty good right here.’ But the longer we run, the further out those guys would get.” Canadian Ricky Weiss wrapped up a podium finish in his very first World 100 start after running up front all weekend. His efforts to stay on the podium with the pressure behind him on the last restart were unmatched, as he made a costly mistake driving into turn one and washing up the track, giving up second to Owens. Madden and Scott got underneath the Turk Enterprises #7W and grabbed the position for two laps after, but the topside momentum propelled Weiss back around them both. “It was a good race until that last restart, we just went for it,” Weiss said. “I mean, second or third… heck, I could’ve got a DNF with the way I drove it in there. But we also could’ve maybe won it, so it was worth it.” World 100 – (100)Laps 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[7]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens[12]; 3. 7W-Ricky Weiss[8]; 4. 2S-Stormy Scott[5]; 5. OM-Chris Madden[21]; 6. O-Scott Bloomquist[14]; 7. 1-Chad Simpson[16]; 8. 17M-Dale McDowell[3]; 9. 39-Tim McCreadie[13]; 10. 50-Shanon Buckingham[11]; 11. 71-Hudson O’Neal[6]; 12. 23B-John Blankenship[1]; 13. 40B-Kyle Bronson[9]; 14. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[22]; 15. 18-Shannon Babb[10]; 16. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[4]; 17. 25C-Shane Clanton[27]; 18. 14-Josh Richards[29]; 19. 28-Dennis Erb Jr.[19]; 20. 22F-Chris Ferguson[20]; 21. 1ST-Johnny Scott[17]; 22. 71C-RJ Conley[28]; 23. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr.[18]; 24. 32-Bobby Pierce[2]; 25. 1T-Tyler Erb[26]; 26. 29-Darrell Lanigan[25]; 27. 157-Mike Marlar[15]; 28. 18J-Chase Junghans[23]; 29. 72-Michael Norris[30]; 30. 3S-Brian Shirley[24]
  16. Daryn Pittman wins second Gold Cup with dominating performance - Pittman brings California’s Roth Motorsports to Victory Lane at Silver Dollar Speedway CHICO, CA – Sept. 7,2019 – Daryn Pittman’s hope of winning a second Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway Saturday night manifested into reality every 12 seconds. Even with Friday night’s winner Brad Sweet breathing down his neck, the Oklahoma driver continued to be the first car across the start/finish line every lap. However, with two laps to go, that manifestation was put on halt. A caution came out, putting Sweet on his bumper. Flashbacks of a previous Gold up loss projected in his head. “I was having flashbacks of, I don’t know, [2014] or something and we led the whole race,” Pittman said. “It laid rubber on the bottom of (turns) one and two and I found that. It didn’t lay rubber in (turns) three and four until the last couple of laps and Johnathon Allard snuck by me coming to the checkered. That one still stings.” Uninterested in repeating that pain, Pittman closed the deal this time. Leading every lap, he won his second Gold Cup and fourth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory of the year. “Hats off to this whole Roth Motorsports team to get a win here in California, the Gold Cup, the biggest race in California,” Pittman said about giving his California-based team a home state win. “To win it for Dennis and Teresa (Roth) is just awesome.” While Pittman led every lap of the 40-lap Feature, his path to victory was not immediately paved with gold. After a 17th-place finish Friday night, Pittman and his Roth Motorsports crew needed a new approach. And a little bit of luck. They showed speed at the start of the night by Qualifying fourth. That placed Pittman on the outside pole for his Drydene Heat race where he took the lead from Sweet at the start and went on to win. Then luck helped out. He drew the pole of the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and went on to win that, too. He pulled away to about a straightaway lead in the first six laps of the Feature, with David Gravel in second and Sweet fighting his way past Brent Marks for third. Pittman found himself in lap traffic by that point, too, until a caution on Lap 10 for Kraig Kinser going off track in turn four. On the restart, Gravel stayed close to Pittman and launched in front of him for the lead in turn one. However, before the field could complete another lap, the yellow lights around the speedway turned back on for Ian Madsen in the turn four wall. The lap was not completed and Pittman remained the leader. Sweet, looking for his first Gold Cup victory in his home state, had fallen back to fourth-place. However, on a restart with 26 laps to go, after a red flag for Jacob Allen flipping, Sweet powered his way by Marks for third down the front stretch and then rode the high side to take second away from Gravel before completing the lap. While the “Big Cat” tried to track Pittman down, Gravel, Marks, Logan Schuchart and Tim Kaeding traded slide jobs and crossover maneuvers for countless laps, arguing over who would be third. Schuchart silenced the argument by taking third with six laps to go and the leaders in his sight. “I love working out, I love being in shape for this deal and I’ve tried doing that in the past and sometimes I don’t feel like it makes a difference, but tonight it did,” Schuchart said. “The guys in front were starting to slow down a little bit and I was able to still race it hard and jump across the spots I needed to and make a lot of ground up.” Pittman found himself caught in heavy lap traffic, unable to always make a quick pass. Sweet and Schuchart fed off that, inching closer to the Roth Enterprises No. 83 car. Sweet even got close enough in the closing laps to dive underneath Pittman – slowed by lap cars – and take the lead. Pushing the handling of his car to its limits, Pittman charged back around Sweet for the led the next corner, never allowing the Kasey Kahne Racing driver to officially lead a lap. Then with a late caution, he had to hold on to that mentality for two more laps. He was not going to allow a repeat of 2014’s race. Mastering his restarts all night, Pittman put about a three-car length lead on Sweet into the first corner and kept it that way to the finish. The hope of winning was now a reality. “My thought process was run as hard as you can on the top, because that’s what I thought it was going to take to win,” Pittman said. “I feel like at the green-white-checkered I went has hard as I had. The hard part about that is when you run hard against that tricky of a cushion, you’re putting yourself at risk to make a mistake and take yourself out. But I was more OK with trying too hard and losing than going too slow and trying to be safe.” Sweet’s thought process was “attack, attack, attack,” he said. However, Pittman was just too strong. “He had a good enough of a lead there, no matter how good, he would’ve had to mess up,” Sweet said. “He drove a great last two laps. We gave it all we had with the NAPA Auto Parts car. I was trying to move around and got my wing back a little too far I think at one point and got myself tight. I was a great race. We gave it all we had.” While Sweet missed out on winning another Gold Cup, his runner-up finish was his third podium finish in-a-row. In those three races he's also cut 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz’s points lead over him down from 36 points to six. Schatz was on track to potentially lose the points lead after taking the final transfer spot in the Last Chance Showdown to start last in the Feature. He came close to getting lapped in the first half of the race, but was able to fight his way to an eighth-place finish in the final half – earning him the Hard Charger award for the race. For Pittman, he earned himself his 85th career World of Outlaws victory, moving him past his hero, Stevie Smith, to be the ninth winningest driver on the all-time Series wins list. He also earned himself $15,000 and another glistening golden cup trophy – his first Gold Cup was earned 13 years ago. “There’s not many drivers that can say they were here 13 years ago,” Pittman said with a smile. “Part of that dates me. It makes me feel old. But I feel like I’ve got a lot of good years left in me. I’m having a lot of fun, especially when you get good cars like this to drive.” UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Wednesday, Sept. 11, will be at Placerville Speedway in Placerville. Calif. for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts. As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can catch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com. RESULTS: NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1][$15,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$5,700]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$3,500]; 4. 41-David Gravel [2][$3,000]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$2,600]; 6. 7S-Tim Kaeding [9][$2,400]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,300]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [24][$2,200]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,150]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [3][$2,100]; 11. O-Bud Kaeding [21][$1,600]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [18][$1,350]; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [20][$1,300]; 14. 17W-Shane Golobic [8][$1,200]; 15. 5-Shane Stewart [16][$1,100]; 16. 7Y-Geoff Ensign [11][$1,000]; 17. 88-Jonathan Allard [15][$900]; 18. 44W-Austen Wheatley [17][$850]; 19. 121-Justin Sanders [6][$800]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$800]; 21. 5C-Colby Copeland [7][$800]; 22. 93-Stephan Ingraham [23][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [19][$800]; 24. 29-Willie Croft [14][$800]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+16] Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.177; 2. 19-Brent Marks, 12.222; 3. 121-Justin Sanders, 12.255; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.256; 5. 41-David Gravel, 12.274; 6. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.357; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.372; 8. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.375; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.39; 10. 5C-Colby Copeland, 12.411; 11. 7Y-Geoff Ensign, 12.418; 12. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 12.418; 13. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.431; 14. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 12.436; 15. 88-Jonathan Allard, 12.44; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.474; 17. 93-Stephan Ingraham, 12.477; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.499; 19. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.518; 20. 29-Willie Croft, 12.553; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.58; 22. O-Bud Kaeding, 12.602; 23. 92-Andy Forsberg, 12.639; 24. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.787; 25. 2X-Chase Majdic, 12.792; 26. 53-Jessie Attard, 12.804; 27. 7-Jason Sides, 12.875; 28. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.882; 29. 21-Michael Ing, 13.069
  17. I don't even know where to start.. I was racing at Pan American Speedway in late 1976 when we started hearing rumors about a new half-mile track being built south of town on the Poteet Highway. We all knew that Ricci Ware and certain group of drivers had had a huge disagreement about the way that the drivers' share of the front gate was being handled. And we all knew that many of the drivers had stopped racing at Pan Am and at Paramount Speedway in Austin, Ricci's other track. But what we didn't know is that a group of disgruntled drivers had been working behind the scenes to build a "professional" track that was designed to compete directly with Pan American Speedway. That group of drivers formed a 33-member partnership with various members contributing money, labor, expertise, materials and moral support, but the main force behind the effort was being provided by Don Bierschwale who owned a prosperous funeral home on Military Drive on San Antonio's deep south side. Bierschwale, in fact, was elected President of the group's board. Construction on the new "Highway 16 Raceway" began in March, 1977, and the first race was held on August 22, 1977. The track's motto was, "When the green flag drops, the bullshit stops," an obvious reference to their disagreement with Ricci Ware. Many of the Pan American and Paramount drivers abandoned Ricci's ship and Ricci only ran head-to-head with the new track for a year before pulling the plug. Former NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Champion Terry Labonte from Corpus Christi won the first Late Model Sportsman Championship in 1977 in an abbreviated opening season. Well, I started... I've got tons more, but I'll hold off for now. Nick
  18. Brad Sweet gets second Silver Dollar Speedway victory - Sweet wins opening night of the Gold Cup for the second year in-a-row CHICO, CA – Sept. 6 – The clamor of 24 Sprint Cars in a gladiatorial battle at Silver Dollar Speedway faded into the calm Northern California night. Several minutes later a new clamor slowly elevated outside the quarter-mile track. “Brad Sweet. Brad Sweet. Brad Sweet! Brad Sweet! Brad Sweet!” Fans chanted the California-native’s name like a posse honoring a warrior’s victory. Sweet out dueled fellow Californians, Tim Kaeding and Shane Golobic, to claim his second Silver Dollar Speedway win Friday night, and 14th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the year – 48th career win overall. “We’re happy tonight,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif. “Tough racing out there. It’s treacherous. You never know which way the car is going to bounce or if you’re going to make a good corner or a bad corner. I just tried to stay up on the wheel. We pushed hard all night.” His opening night had a sour start qualifying 14th of 30 cars. He rebounded in his Drydene Heat race by charging from fifth-place to second. That put Sweet in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash where he finished fourth. The last three races at Silver Dollar Speedway had been won by a California native. The preamble to the Feature suggested that streak would see forth. Kaeding, of San Jose, and Golobic, of Fremont, occupied the front row for the Feature. Both won their Heat race. Golobic drew the pole for the Dash and ended up second to Kaeding. In last year's two Gold Cup races at the speedway, Kaeding finished second both nights – once to Sweet. He wanted one spot better this year. On the initial start, Kaeding jumped to the lead but Golobic was able to find grip on the bottom and keep pace with Kaeding running the preferred line on the high side. Sweet powered around Donny Schatz for third and begin his trek to the front. To get to Kaeding, Sweet had to go through Golobic first. And the young Californian forced Sweet to exert all of his talent to do so. After restarting the race for a caution on Lap two, Sweet snuck underneath Golobic and passed him for second down the backstretch. Sweet cleared the NOS Energy Drink No. 17w car off turn four. With Golobic gaining momentum around the high side, Sweet also tried to block Golobic’s run off the corner but failed. Golobic turned underneath the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 and charged back to second-place around the bottom of turns one and two. Four laps later, with 23 laps still to go, Kaeding began to pull away and Sweet took another charge at Golobic. The Kasey Kahne Racing driver charged around the outside of Golobic in turns one and two. However, Golobic, continuing to use the bottom to his advantage, powered his way back in front of Sweet off turn four. Sweet attempted to dive underneath him into turn one, but Golobic closed the door. He hadn’t won, yet. Two laps later Sweet put together another run to charge to the outside of Golobic. The duo raced side by side, Sweet high and Golobic low, for two laps. With 18 laps to go Sweet was able to prevail, holding onto second with a firm grasp. Kaeding had about a straightaway lead, but lap traffic was coming into play. Sweet worked his way to Kaeding by the halfway point of the race. He got to the outside of the R&B Company No. 7s and drag raced him down the front stretch. Kaeding out powered Sweet into turns one and two, but slid his right rear off track down the back stretch, allowing Sweet to dart underneath him and officially take the lead on Lap 17. “I stepped on my ‘you know what’ one little bit coming off of two,” Kaeding said. “Just gave Brad that opportunity to get by us.” Sweet said he had to be aggressive on Kaeding to take the lead. “It’s Tim Kaeding at Chico, he’s never going to be easy,” Sweet said. “I watched him my whole childhood dominate this place.” Kaeding was then subjected to the same war with Golobic that Sweet had to battle through. The two California’s battled hard, swapping second-place several times. Justin Sanders, of Watsonville, Calif., even joined in on the battle for a few laps. However, Kaeding and Golobic were able to best Sanders in the closing laps and duel for second amongst themselves. Before Sweet could run away with his second win in-a-row – having won Wednesday’s race at Willamette Speedway – a caution with eight laps to go gave Kaeding and Golobic their final shot at taking down the “Big Cat.” When the race restarted, Sweet wiped away any hope they had of doing so. He pulled away with the lead, leaving Kaeding and Golobic to make their last few swings at each other for second. Kaeding won that battle, while Golobic maintained a podium finish in third. “I had a really good battle with Brad toward the middle of the race and there at the end me and TK (Kaeding) were going at,” Golobic said. “There were two different lines. I felt like I could run the top or bottom, make speed. I just really enjoyed racing with those guys. We’re kind of hanging our head a little bit about a third-place run, but in the big picture racing with these guys and finishing top-three is nothing to hang our head about.” While Kaeding had to settle for second for the third time in-a-row, during the Gold Cup Race of Champions event at the speedway, he still left with a smile. “This R and B Company 7s, Jason Sides Motorsports, this thing hauls ass,” Kaeding said. “Hopefully we can move up one more spot tomorrow night.” For the second race in-a-row, Sweet left with the biggest smile, the trophy and $8,000 check. He and his team are building momentum again and chipping away at Schatz’s championship points lead. In the past two races, Sweet has cut the reigning champion’s lead in half – now 18 points behind the 10-time Series champion. His focus is on Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, though, where fans clamoring his name would mark a victory he’s been in search of for a long time. “Now we’ve got to get the damn Gold Cup,” Sweet said. “I haven’t been able to get Saturday night. I grew up at this place. I don’t think I’ve missed one Gold Cup my whole life. It’s a great event.” UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Sept. 7, will return to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. Calif. for the Gold Cup Race of Champions. Get tickets and more information. As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com. RESULTS: NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$8,000]; 2. 7S-Tim Kaeding [1][$4,000]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [2][$2,500]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$2,200]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,100]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,000]; 7. 121-Justin Sanders [9][$1,800]; 8. 5-Shane Stewart [11][$1,600]; 9. O-Bud Kaeding [10][$1,500]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [5][$1,300]; 11. 26-Billy Aton [6][$1,200]; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$1,100]; 13. 92-Andy Forsberg [12][$1,000]; 14. 41-David Gravel [16][$700]; 15. 19-Brent Marks [20][$600]; 16. 5C-Colby Copeland [21][$600]; 17. 83-Daryn Pittman [19][$600]; 18. 24-Rico Abreu [22][$600]; 19. 44W-Austen Wheatley [15][$600]; 20. 2-Carson Macedo [18][$600]; 21. 2X-Chase Majdic [24][$600]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$600]; 23. 88-Jonathan Allard [7][$600]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [23][$600]; Lap Leaders: Tim Kaeding 1-16, Brad Sweet 17-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+9] Qualifying – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.117; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.231; 3. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 12.234; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.272; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.279; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 12.308; 7. 88-Jonathan Allard, 12.377; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.379; 9. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.449; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.482; 11. 5C-Colby Copeland, 12.492; 12. 26-Billy Aton, 12.494; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.519; 14. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.538; 15. 7Y-Geoff Ensign, 12.542; 16. O-Bud Kaeding, 12.545; 17. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.551; 18. 92-Andy Forsberg, 12.561; 19. 19-Brent Marks, 12.609; 20. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.634; 21. 121-Justin Sanders, 12.636; 22. 41-David Gravel, 12.661; 23. 2X-Chase Majdic, 12.715; 24. 21-Michael Ing, 12.724; 25. 7-Jason Sides, 12.796; 26. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.828; 27. 93-Stephan Ingraham, 12.839; 28. 29-Willie Croft, 12.939; 29. 53-Jessie Attard, 13.189; 30. 2-Carson Macedo, NT
  19. Eldora Veterans Erb Jr. and Davenport Rule Night #2 of World 100 Prelims ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 6, 2019 – While the age gap might have been a big highlight of Thursday night’s World 100 preliminary Feature winners, veteran experience was certainly the theme of Friday night’s twin-25 main events. 2016 Dirt Late Model Dream victor Dennis Erb Jr. and two-time World 100 champion Jonathan Davenport each found their way back to Eldora Speedway’s Victory Lane in convincing fashion, showing exactly how valuable the number of laps they’ve each had around “The Big E” can be against a full field of the best Dirt Late Model drivers in the world. GROUP A FEATURE Thursday night’s Group B Feature winner, Hudson O’Neal, jumped to the early lead in the opening two laps before the race’s first caution was displayed just a few corners later. On the restart, Ada, Ohio’s Jonathan Henry lit a fire under his Heckenast Racing #33 and shot out of a cannon to the lead with a slidejob underneath O’Neal coming out of turn four. Henry kept the lead all the way through lap 11, until making a costly mistake going into turn three on lap 12. Henry was reeling in the lapped car of Kody Evans down the backstretch when he decided to take it to the bottom to get around Evans’ #4G. Unfortunately for Henry, Evans decided the bottom lane was the place to be as well. The two made contact on the low side of turn three, sending them both into the outside wall. O’Neal, trailing not far behind the leader with limited time to react, steered his #71 Longhorn Chassis hard to the left to try and avoid the wreck, but got a piece of Evans’ sideways-sitting ride in turn three. The incident left three cars with significant damage – Evans and Henry took it pitside and did not return while O’Neal nursed it across the finish line as the final car on the lead lap in 20th position. This opened the door for Erb, who used his know-how of Eldora Speedway to drive it back home to the promise land, leading each circuit from there on out to collect his first crown jewel event preliminary Feature win since the 2016 Dream finale. Two restart attempts after the Henry-Evans incident saw Erb lined up on the top side of Michael Norris, where he powered around the outside of “The Crusher Kid” to swipe the lead away permanently. “I knew starting on the outside meant I had to have a good start. I was able to get a good run getting into turn one and carried some speed through there. It made the difference in getting that pass,” Erb said. The current World 100 format includes an invert for the qualifying Heat races on each night, and Erb’s 24th-best time trial lap put him right on the pole of Group A’s final Heat race. He held that spot through the checkered flag, placing him on the pole for the Feature. Veterans of the sport like himself know just how important it is in marquee events like the World 100 to start up front as often as possible, and it paid off quite well for him on Friday night. “These cars are just so equal, so be able to get up there and not have to battle with people going up to the front, it makes a big difference,” Erb said. One honorable mention goes out to Chris Madden, who just recently got back behind the wheel of his Scott Bloomquist Racing ride this weekend after recovering from an eye injury sustained a few weeks ago in Mansfield, Ohio. Coming from his 14th-place starting spot, “Smokey” broke into the podium by lap 12 and held position inside the top-five for the rest of the race, getting around Shannon Buckingham for the runner-up spot with just two laps remaining to claim a second-place finish. A-Feature – (25 Laps) 1. 28-Dennis Erb Jr.[1]; 2. OM-Chris Madden[14]; 3. 12J-Jason Jameson[13]; 4. 50-Shanon Buckingham[6]; 5. 7W-Ricky Weiss[12]; 6. 5-Don O’Neal[16]; 7. 18-Shannon Babb[8]; 8. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[18]; 9. 32S-Chris Simpson[22]; 10. 25C-Shane Clanton[9]; 11. 39-Tim McCreadie[5]; 12. 2H-Nick Hoffman[10]; 13. C9-Steve Casebolt[19]; 14. 1T-Tyler Erb[7]; 15. 14-Josh Richards[21]; 16. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[23]; 17. 111-Steven Roberts[17]; 18. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr.[20]; 19. 72-Michael Norris[3]; 20. 71-Hudson O’Neal[2]; 21. 33-Jonathan Henry[4]; 22. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[24]; 23. 18X-Michael Page[11]; 24. 4G-Kody Evans[15] GROUP B FEATURE He’s won this race two times before. He also won a prelim Feature in the Dream earlier this year. On Friday night, Jonathan Davenport was simply not going to be denied of his semi-annual trip back to Eldora Victory Lane. Coming from his fifth-place starting spot, “Superman,” much like Erb did in the Feature prior, remembered a tiny bit of patience en route to the lead. Four-time World 100 winner Scott Bloomquist lay ahead of him as the field approached half-way, and soon, it was time to make the move for the runner-up spot. “I got to third on the start and was just kind of rolling around on the bottom, seeing how the race was going to play out,” Davenport said. “I was pretty good through the middle, and then I was catching Scott and got in his air wake and got really loose, so I had to move around some.” Donning a sharp Brewster Baker-themed throwback graphics scheme as a tribute to the 1982 film “Six Pack” for the weekend, Davenport threw a big slidejob on Bloomquist in turns three and four and began his charge for the rear bumper of then-leader Josh Rice. It only took two more circuits around the half-mile for Davenport to catch and pass Rice, diving deep into turn one on the bottom as Rice followed the path of a lapped car up high. “Those lapped cars were slowing him up and I was maneuverable enough to where I could roll right around him on the bottom,” Davenport said. “We ran a couple of laps in lapped traffic, and I was lucky the caution came out with me in the lead.” From that point on, it was all “JD.” Not even a late-race challenge from “Killer” Kyle Bronson on a restart with six laps remaining could slow the Blairsville, Georgia-native’s efforts to get to the stripe first. As another veteran of Eldora’s crown jewel events, Davenport has the know-how to pace himself in the longer distance races and intensify it for the shorter ones. He said he doesn’t treat them any differently, but starting up front always helps. “It all depends on where you start,” Davenport said. “We all know how critical clean air is here, so you try and put yourself in the best situation possible there. If you’re starting in the back, you just go where they’re not.” The Nutrien Ag Solutions #49 has shown his prowess at Eldora several times already this season, more specifically in the 25th Dirt Late Model Dream back in June. Davenport said he felt that was his race to lose, and he ended up doing just that. Contact with Kyle Strickler early on in the race bent up his front-end, dashing his chances for $125,000 and his second event title. But now, it’s time for redemption. “I think I was the best car here at the Dream. I had it in the back of my mind that I was going to win that race, and I just messed up… so I’ve had a little chip on my shoulder all year since then,” Davenport said with a chuckle. A-Feature – (25 Laps) 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[5]; 2. 29-Darrell Lanigan[7]; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson[6]; 4. O-Scott Bloomquist[2]; 5. 32-Bobby Pierce[11]; 6. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[8]; 7. 17M-Dale McDowell[12]; 8. 1B-Josh Rice[1]; 9. 22F-Chris Ferguson[17]; 10. 3S-Brian Shirley[10]; 11. 8H-Jacob Hawkins[13]; 12. 18J-Chase Junghans[9]; 13. 25-Jason Feger[3]; 14. 23B-John Blankenship[16]; 15. 17D-Zack Dohm[20]; 16. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr.[21]; 17. 1-Chad Simpson[18]; 18. 21M-Billy Moyer[23]; 19. 55-Jeep Van Wormer[14]; 20. 31K-Kye Blight[4]; 21. 2S-Stormy Scott[24]; 22. 1ST-Johnny Scott[15]; 23. 8-Kyle Strickler[19]; 24. 83-Scott James[22] The final night of World 100 action from Eldora Speedway continues on Saturday night, Sept. 7 with the 100-lap, $52,000-to-win finale capping off a night of qualifying events to decide this year’s field. Hot Laps go live on DirtonDirt.com and Eldora.tv at 7 p.m. ET!
  20. Moyer and Hudson O'Neal Earn Eldora's First Two Prelim Victories ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 5, 2019 – If any race fan out there ever needed a sign that the future of Dirt Late Model racing and its longevity in the motorsports world are alive and well, let Thursday night’s World 100 preliminary Feature results be it. Billy Moyer, 61, of Batesville, AR, and Hudson O’Neal, 19, of Martinsville, IN, collected victories in qualifying Feature action at Eldora Speedway on Thursday night, displaying the potential for domination at any age on the big stage. Forty-two years separates Moyer and O’Neal in age, but it seemed as though age was merely a number no more significant to their driving ability than the one stickered onto the side of their cars. Both drivers wheeled their machines to victory by just plain outrunning their opponents, and those nice event points payouts will certainly come in handy for Saturday’s Heat race line-ups. GROUP A FEATURE As he’s done so many times over his illustrious career at “The Big E,” Billy Moyer showed the field how it’s done over 25 laps to win his first crown jewel event Feature of any kind at Eldora since going to Victory Lane in a 2016 Dirt Late Model Dream preliminary event. Starting from the pole, Moyer immediately grabbed the lead and took off, working his way through multiple segments of lapped traffic near flawlessly through the first 22 laps before the caution came out with just three laps remaining. This put two-time World 100 winner Jimmy Owens, of Newport, TN, right on his rear bumper for the restart. “Jimmy gets around here awfully good too,” Moyer said. “I knew he’d pass some cars to get where he was at, so I knew he’d be good.” Both Moyer and Owens got a good jump on the restart, but Owens was unable to hold the top side through turns one and two and slipped back a few spots. Moyer, however, stayed strong in his turn one charge and was able to fend off a hard-knocking Kent Robinson for the win in the final circuits. “I just tried to hit my marks and not mess up in the last three laps,” Moyer said. When he pulled the black-and-white #21M onto the Victory Lane stage after clearing the scales, “Mr. Smooth” got out and gave a simple wave to the crowd as the pyro lit up on either side of him. He said he wasn’t exactly “beating on this chest” after the checkers were thrown because “everything went [his] way.” After winning this event six times, Moyer knows that to do well at Eldora, a few breaks have to go your way and starting each race up front is crucial. And for good reason. “These cars are so air-sensitive now that when you’re in the front, you have all the clean air on you, and it makes a huge difference,” he said. 1. 21M-Billy Moyer[1]; 2. 7R-Kent Robinson[3]; 3. 22F-Chris Ferguson[5]; 4. 20-Jimmy Owens[7]; 5. 28-Dennis Erb, Jr.[2]; 6. 18X-Michael Page[9]; 7. 7W-Ricky Weiss[13]; 8. 17D-Zack Dohm[15]; 9. 3S-Brian Shirley[4]; 10. 17M-Dale McDowell[22]; 11. OM-Chris Madden[14]; 12. 29-Darrell Lanigan[18]; 13. 5-Don O’Neal[6]; 14. 2S-Stormy Scott[8]; 15. 25C-Shane Clanton[19]; 16. 1ST-Johnny Scott[16]; 17. 1T-Tyler Erb[10]; 18. 12D-Doug Drown[12]; 19. 1-Chad Simpson[23]; 20. 17J-Greg Johnson[11]; 21. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[24]; 22. 4G-Kody Evans[21]; 23. 23-Cory Hedgecock[17]; 24. 1B-Josh Rice[20] GROUP B FEATURE There aren’t many racecar drivers, if any at all, that can say they’ve won a Dirt Late Model Feature at Eldora at just 19 years old, let alone one as part of World 100 weekend. Hudson O’Neal just added that to his resume on Thursday night by grabbing the lead away from Shannon Babb after a restart to claim his very first Eldora Speedway crown jewel event preliminary Feature win. Babb kicked things off by jumping out to the early lead and clicking off the first eight circuits before the race’s first caution came out. On the ensuing restart, Babb got the jump to get ahead and lead lap nine but not without heavy pressure from O’Neal to his inside. The field raced across the start/finish line and O’Neal threw it hard into turn one, pulling a perfectly executed slidejob on the Petroff Towing #18 to swipe the spot, and the eventual win. The Dyno-One #71 brought it the rest of the way home for $10,000 and a good start to his World 100 weekend, as he attempts to qualify for his second main event start. “I knew that I needed to get to the lead, and it was going to be so hard to pass [Babb] racing,” O’Neal said. “That yellow provided the perfect opportunity to take advantage of it.” “I knew that if I could get a good restart and roll with him down the front-stretch, I could probably set myself up good, and that’s exactly what I did,” O’Neal added. He may have been addressed by his clever nickname “The New Deal” in Victory Lane at the end of the night, but walking around in the pit area earlier Thursday afternoon, he was known as the birthday boy. And what a special gift he received from “The World’s Greatest Dirt Track,” a World 100 preliminary Feature victory and an authentic event plaque to commemorate. “It’s just a dream come true to stand on that stage, to be able to win here at Eldora,” O’Neal said. “I’m excited for tomorrow.” He may have only been at the controls of a Dirt Late Model for a small fraction of the time his father Don has over his racing career, but Hudson has fond memories of gracing Victory Lane stages with one of his childhood heroes as a young boy, and admits it was cool to see the roles reversed all these years later. “Sharing this with my dad was probably the best part of this whole deal,” O’Neal said. “To be able to stand on that stage and take a picture with him, it’s kind of gone full-circle. I stood on that stage when I was five of six years old with him, so to be able to do it the other way around, it’s a true blessing.” 1. 71-Hudson O’Neal[3]; 2. 49-Jonathan Davenport[8]; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie[5]; 4. 18-Shannon Babb[1]; 5. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[10]; 6. 50-Shanon Buckingham[6]; 7. 23B-John Blankenship[11]; 8. 32S-Chris Simpson[4]; 9. 15B-Brian Birkhofer[16]; 10. 83-Scott James[15]; 11. 32P-Bobby Pierce[23]; 12. 28M-Jimmy Mars[21]; 13. 12W-Ashton Winger[17]; 14. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr.[7]; 15. 14-Josh Richards[20]; 16. 2H-Nick Hoffman[12]; 17. 8H-Jacob Hawkins[19]; 18. 1s-Brandon Sheppard[22]; 19. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[9]; 20. 18j-Chase Junghans[24]; 21. 8-Kyle Strickler[13]; 22. 12J-Jason Jameson[18]; 23. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[2]; 24. 40B-Kyle Bronson[14] The World 100 action from Eldora Speedway picks back up on Friday, Sept. 6 with hot laps going live on DirtonDirt.com or Eldora.tv at 6 p.m.!
  21. Reutzel Ready for All Star Triple in Posse Territory after Notching Another Victory by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (September 5, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team have been on a roll in All Star Circuit of Champions competition in recent weeks with four scores in the most recent eight events. It’s momentum that the team tries to carry into this week’s set of events that includes Bedford Speedway on Thursday night and then the $52,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway. “We have had some good speed and some pretty good luck at Port Royal,” Reutzel says. “Hopefully, we’ll have that this weekend, this would be a nice one to win.” Reutzel enters this weekend’s action after notching his 12th overall win of the season last Friday night at Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park. It kicked off what was a nearly perfect weekend, with only mechanical issues denying a likely Saturday night win at Attica and then a close runner-up finish at Wayne County Speedway on Monday after the Sunday card fell victim to rain. Reutzel opened up the scheduled four-race Labor Day weekend by timing in second-quickest at Attica Raceway Park among the field of 33 and then secured the fourth starting position for the feature aboard the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car after a third-place heat race run and a runner-up Dash finish. Stalking the leader throughout the feature, Reutzel took advantage on a late restart to snare the win aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment machine. “I was trying to maintain with Buddy (Kofoid), but he was setting a really fast pace all the way and I had to really race hard just to stay with him,” Reutzel recalls. “We had a caution with about five laps to go, he made a mistake on the restart and I was able to slide him to get the lead.” The Saturday portion of Attica Raceway Park’s Brad Doty Classic got off to a rough start for Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team with a qualifying run that put him seventh in his heat race starting grid. “I jumped the cushion coming to the white flag, it ruined both laps,” Reutzel explains. “That was probably the worst that we’ve ever qualified.” Reutzel made quick amends by racing from seventh to second in his heat race to secure a slot in the Dash and started the feature outside the second row for the second night in a row. And for the second night in a row, it looked to be another run to victory lane. “It was the same scenario, the car was so good that I only had to run at maybe 70%,” Reutzel says. “I got to the leader, he made a mistake and I got by and was able to set my own pace.” Reutzel fought off one challenge before recapturing the lead. “He got by, then I got back up on the wheel and got the lead back. We had it, then we lost the engine.” With the mechanical issue resulting in a hit in the points race, the team bounced back on Monday night at Wayne County Speedway with another near-win, this time settling for runner-up honors. “We were probably good enough to win,” Reutzel says. “The leader set a pace that I had to run 110% just to keep up. We had a shot on the last lap, but he made a good lap and we couldn’t quite get by. It was a good points night for us that we needed after Saturday.” Reutzel will try to keep getting those points this weekend along with a $52,000 Tuscarora 50 winner’s share. 2019 Quick Stats: 67 races, 12 wins, 30 top-fives, 42 top-tens. Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions at Bedford (PA) Speedway on Thursday and Port Royal (PA) Speedway on Friday and Saturday. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
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