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  1. Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem Saturday at DCRP! Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 14, 2018) – Mayhem is sure to ensue atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval this Saturday night. After all, it is the Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event that offers up a $1,000 winner’s share to the IMCA Sport Modified ranks. While the IMCA Sport Modifieds battle it out, it’s another night of championship chase action for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks with the green flag flying at 7:30 p.m. In four previous renditions of Sport Modified Mayhem, the winner’s share has gone to the northern troops on two occasions and to the south on the other two. Penokee’s Clay Money topped the inaugural edition of the event in 2014 before the Woodward, OK, duo of Mike Roach in 2015 and then Kaleb Roach in 2016 took top honors in the following pair of events. Bragging rights returned to Kansas last year with Colby’s Dustin Daniels denying Kaleb Roach a second consecutive event win. Mike Roach is the most recent IMCA Sport Modified feature winner at Dodge City Raceway Park after besting a field of 24 in the most recent event before a packed house on July 27 to become the sixth different winner of the season through eight events. Current points leader and reigning champion Jeff Kaup of Woodward and Robert Elliott of Clinton, have both captured a pair of wins this season with other feature winners including Daylon Bergeron, Brandon Kenney and Freddy McCoy. In the DCRP track championship chase, Kaup holds a 111-point lead over Brian May as he vies for a fifth track title in six years with others among the top five including Dodge City’s Bart Baker and Newton siblings Alex and Kyle Wiens. Kaup has finished no lower than fourth in four previous Sport Modified Mayhem events, although being denied victory lane each time. While Clay Sellard has reeled off three consecutive IMCA Modified feature wins, 2016 track champ Nick Link of Rolla holds a 37 point lead over Kevin Gray going into Saturday’s action with Jack Kirchoff, William Nusser and Sellard among the top five. Dusty Witthuhn holds a slim 14-point lead over Chris Oliver in the IMCA Stock Car title chase while defending track champ Reagan Sellard has stretched his advantage in the IMCA Hobby Stock chase to 67 points over Brett Copeland. The Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem feature payout is as follows: 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $750, 3rd - $500, 4th - $400, 5th - $350, 6th - $300, 7th - $250, 8th- $200, 9th - $175, 10th - $150, 11th - $125, 12th - $100, 13th - $100, 14th - $100, 15th - $100, 16th - $75, 17th - $75, 18th - $75, 19th - $75, 20th - $75. Past Sport Modified Mayhem Top Fives… 2017 – 1. Dustin Daniels, 2. Kaleb Roach, 3. Ronnie Hults, 4. Jeff Kaup, 5. Blain Walt. 2016 – 1. Kaleb Roach, 2. Dustin Daniels, 3. Austin Walker, 4. Jeff Kaup, 5. Jeremy Sigler. 2015 – 1. Mike Roach, 2. Brandon Kenny, 3. Jeff Kaup, 4. Clay Money, 5. Dustin Daniels. 2014 – 1. Clay Money, 2. Jeff Kaup, 3. Daniel Gottschalk, 4. Austin Walker, 5. Kameron Gruber. General admission for Saturday’s Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event is just $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000. In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action. The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/. Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.
  2. POWRi West Thursday Night Freedom Tour Special at Creek County Speedway Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (August 13, 2018) – The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA will make its initial appearance of the 2018 season at Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway this Thursday night. The Midget series will accompany the night’s $2,500-to-win USAC Southwest Sprint Car “Freedom Tour” event in a special non-points event for the POWRi West Midget ranks. Parity has prevailed in the POWRi West Midget ranks thus far in 2018 with 15 different winners in 18 feature events. The only drivers to post multiple wins include Christopher Bell, who swept the season-opening double at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway, along with Broken Arrow’s Jonathan Beason and Nixa, Missouri’s Wesley Smith. Single wins have been scattered among another dozen drivers including current series points leader Kory Schudy of Springfield, Missouri and teenage top-five points contenders Hank Davis of Sand Springs and Cannon McIntosh of Bixby. Other top series contenders likely to vie for Thursday night Midget glory during the Freedom Tour week include Broken Arrow’s Hunter Fischer and Hunter Adair, Tahlequah’s Ace McCarthy, Claremore’s Blake Edwards, Norman’s A.J. Burns, Sand Springs’ Brendon Wiseley and defending series champion Grady Chandler of Edmond among others. In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer and A1 Machine. Contingency sponsors include Smith Ti (Heat One), Keizer Wheels (Heat Two), Saldana Products (Heat Three), Rod End Supply (Heat Four), Pyrotech (Heat Five), BOSS Performance (High Point Driver), MPI “Official Steering Wheel” of POWRi West, Esslinger Engineering Performance Award (top-finishing Esslinger entry), and the MyChron Tom/AIM bonus of $300 (1st), $150 (2nd) and $50. Thursday night’s racing action atop the ¼-mile Creek County Speedway clay oval goes green at 8:00 p.m. Creek Count Speedway is located off I-44 (Turner Turnpike) Exit 211, then one mile west on Highway 66. For more information, contact the track at 918-693-7223 or check online at http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co/. The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA is slated for 30 nights of competition including Thursday night’s non-point special event at 14 different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. The POWRi West Sooner Series consists of the dozen events in the state of Oklahoma. More information regarding the POWRi West Midget League is available at http://www.powri.com/ and on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/PowRiWest/.
  3. Bubak Romps for $7K Triumph in Inaugural Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals by Lonnie Wheatley BELLEVILLE, Kan. (August 4, 2018) – Jake Bubak left no question about it and the near-capacity crowd enjoyed every moment of it. The Arvada, Colorado hotshoe turned in a spotless performance atop the lightning-fast Belleville High Banks on Saturday night to snare the $7,000 winner’s share over a field of 51 entries in the United Rebel Sprint Series-sanctioned Inaugural Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals. After winning his heat race from the fifth starting position and then rallying from sixth to win his qualifier, Bubak jumped out to the lead at the drop of the green flag in the 30-lap championship feature and led all the way as he lapped two-thirds of the feature field in the process as he ripped the cushion of the legendary oval. Bubak added the $7,000 payday to the $2,500 that he collected by winning Friday’s preliminary feature aboard the Coyote Candle Company No. 74b entry. “You just have to get up top and get after it,” Bubak said of his mastery of the ½-mile Belleville High Banks clay oval. After earning the pole position for the main event, Bubak led the way to the green flag with Oklahoma City’s Andy Shouse alongside. Shouse tried to challenge in the opening pair of corners but Bubak surged into the lead exiting turn two with Jake Martens slipping into second. Shouse recaptured second and soon after had one last shot at Bubak following the race’s lone caution with three laps in the books for Steven Richardson’s turn two spin but was unable to make it stick. From there, Bubak set a pace that simply could not be matched over the final non-stop 27 circuits. Bubak reached traffic by the tenth round and spent the remaining 20 circuits rapidly slicing through lapped cars with precision, ultimately lapping all the way up to eighth place and taking the checkered flag with nearly a half-lap advantage. “It’s awesome,” Bubak said of becoming the Inaugural Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals champion. “And it puts a lot of pressure on to repeat next year.” While Bubak set the pace, Alamogordo, New Mexico’s Kyle McCutcheon took third away from Martens on the fourth round and then disposed of Shouse for second just two laps later. Attacking the turn one railing on several occasions, McCutcheon tried to keep pace but to no avail. “You’re a beast here,” McCutcheon exclaimed to Bubak in victory lane. McCutcheon settled for a healthy $3,500 payday in second place aboard the Lubbock Wrecker Service/Steward Builders No. 224 as eight lapped cars separated the lead duo at the finish. After starting ninth, Jason Martin worked his way up to fourth by the ninth round and then commandeered the third position over the final half of the race to fill out the podium. J.D. Johnson charged from 14th to fourth with Shouse rounding out the top five. Zach Blurton crossed the stripe sixth with Brandon Long and Tim Crawley the final cars on the lead lap in seventh and eighth, respectively. Kevin Ramey was ninth with Martens completing the top ten. Crawley, Bubak, Ramey, Jeremy Huish, Shouse and Ty Williams topped heat race action with Jordan Knight, Bubak, Blurton and Long winning the qualifying races. Brandon Hanks and Williams scored “B” Main wins. Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Championship Finale August 4, 2018 Results: Heat Races: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 45k-Tim Crawley, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 9d-Lance Davis, 4. 74-Patrick Bourke, 5. 2-Logan Payne, 6. 6-Travis Scott, 7. 99-Dalton Stevens, 8. 29s-Blake Scott, 9. 0-Michael Scott. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak, 2. 02-Brandon Long, 3. E85-Ray Seemann, 4. 2d-Dusty Ballenger, 5. 49-Luke Cranston, 6. 7-Toby Chapman, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight, 8. 24-Cody Hays, 9. 43-Skyar Hughes. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 2. 0z-Steven Richardson, 3. 45-Monte Ferreira, 4. 5x-Jason Martin, 5. 2J-Zach Blurton, 6. 11x-Brandon Hanks, 7. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 8. 17-Todd Plemons, 9. 33k-Aaron Ploussard. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 2. 50-Jed Werner, 3. 10-George White, 4. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 5. 10x-Jordan Knight, 6. 98-J.D. Johnson, 7. 35-Chad Koch, 8. 95-Buddy Tubbs. Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 27-Andy Shouse, 2. V8-Robert Vetter, 3. 19-Wes Wofford, 4. 23s-Stu Snyder, 5. 18-Lorne Wofford, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 75-Nick Nichols, 8. 21-Brad Wasson. Heat Six (8 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Williams, 2. 69-Mike Moore, 3. 224-Kyle McCutcheon, 4. 22-Kaleb Johnson, 5. 9-John Webster, 6. 2b-Brett Becker, 7. 17s-Chad Salem, 8. 45c-Lonnie Cox. Qualifying Races (Top 16 in combined finishing/passing points from Heats and Qualifiers to “A” Main/Balance to two “B” Mains) Qualifier One (8 Laps): 1. 10x-Jordan Knight, 2. 27-Andy Shouse, 3. 5x-Jason Martin, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 45k-Tim Crawley, 6. 911-Ty Williams, 7. 11x-Brandon Hanks, 8. 19-Wes Wofford, 9. 2-Logan Payne, 10. 35-Chad Koch, 11. 9-John Webster, 12. 0-Michael Scott, 13. 21-Brad Wasson (DNS). Qualifier Two (8 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak, 2. E85-Ray Seemann, 3. 23s-Stu Snyder, 4. 10-George White, 5. V8-Robert Vetter, 6. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 7. 99-Dalton Stevens, 8. 74-Patrick Bourke, 9. 28-Tracey Hill, 10. 18-Lorne Wofford, 11. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 12. 75-Nick Nichols, 13. 24-Cody Hays (DNS). Qualifier Three (8 Laps): 1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 0z-Steven Richardson, 3. 224-Kyle McCutcheon, 4. 98-J.D. Johnson, 5. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 6. 45-Monte Ferreira, 7. 69-Mike Moore, 8. 22-Kaleb Johnson, 9. 11k-Tyler Knight, 10. 45c-Lonnie Cox, 11. 17-Todd Plemons, 12. 17s-Chad Salem, 13. 43-Skylar Hughes. Qualifier Four (8 Laps): 1. 02-Brandon Long, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 9d-Lance Davis, 4. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 5. 2d-Dusty Ballenger, 6. 6-Travis Scott, 7. 7-Toby Chapman, 8. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 9. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 10. 2b-Brett Becker, 11. 29s-Blake Scott, 12. 49-Luke Cranston. “B” Mains (Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main) “B” Feature One (12 Laps): 1. 11x-Brandon Hanks, 2. 10-George White, 3. 45-Monte Ferreira, 4. 2d-Dusty Ballenger, 5. 22-Kaleb Johnson, 6. 69-Mike Moore, 7. 19-Wes Wofford, 8. 2-Logan Payne, 9. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 10. V8-Robert Vetter, 11. 28-Tracey Hill, 12. 75-Nick Nichols, 13. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 14. 9-John Webster, 15. 43-Skylar Hughes, 16. 17-Todd Plemons, 17. 49-Luke Cranston (DNS), 18. 21-Brad Wasson (DNS). “B” Feature Two (12 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Williams, 2. 99-Dalton Stevens, 3. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 4. 9d-Lance Davis, 5. 6-Travis Scott, 6. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 7. 7-Toby Chapman, 8. 74-Patrick Bourke, 9. 29s-Blake Scott, 10. 2b-Brett Becker, 11. 11k-Tyler Knight, 12. 45c-Lonnie Cox, 13. 35-Chad Koch, 14. 17s-Chad Salem, 15. 0-Michael Scott, 16. 18-Lorne Wofford, 17. 24-Cody Hays (DNS). Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Championship “A” Main “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak (1) [$7,000], 2. 224-Kyle McCutcheon (4) [$3,500], 3. 5x-Jason Martin (11) [$3,000], 4. 98-J.D. Johnson (14) [$2,500], 5. 27-Andy Shouse (2) [$2,000], 6. 2J-Zach Blurton (6) [$1,750], 7. 02-Brandon Long (7) [$1,650], 8. 45k-Tim Crawley (12) [$1,600], 9. 7m-Kevin Ramey (10) [$1,550], 10. 48-Jake Martens (3) [$1,500], 11. 88J-Jeremey Huish (15) [$1,450], 12. 23s-Stu Snyder (8) [$1,400], 13. 911-Ty Williams (18) [$1,350], 14. 0z-Steven Richardson (5) [$1,300], 15. 99-Dalton Stevens (20) [$1,250], 16. 82c-Christian Kinnison (22) [$1,200], 17. 50-Jed Werner (16) [$1,150], 18. E85-Ray Seemann (13) [$1,100], 19. 10x-Jordan Knight (9) [$1,050], 20. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (23) [$1,050], 21. 9d-Lance Davis (24) [$1,050], 22. 45-Monty Ferreira (21) [$1,000], 23. 10-George White (19) [$1,000], 24. 11x-Brandon Hanks (17) [$1,000].
  4. Reutzel to the Ironman 55 & Capitani Classic after Recapturing All Star Points Lead by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (August 1, 2018) – It has been a season of firsts for Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team. First-time experiences, first-time tracks and fortunately a few first-place finishes. This weekend brings another first, as Reutzel makes his initial laps atop Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway at the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Ironman 55” event on Friday and Saturday before making his way over to Knoxville, Iowa for Sunday night’s Capitani Classic. “It’s a big couple of weeks,” Reutzel said of this weekend’s events that lead into next week’s 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals. “We have everything ready, we’re excited for it.” Reutzel goes into the Ironman after a four-race All Star Circuit of Champions weekend that moved him back atop the points charts in his maiden voyage with the series aboard the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car. It was a weekend that included three top-ten finishes. And the one finish outside of the top ten could have very easily been the team’s ninth triumph of the year. The four-race set of events began on Thursday night at Sun Prairie, Wisconsin’s Angell Park Speedway, where Reutzel was well in command aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry before a strange turn of events resulted in a 21st-place finish. “We were fast, we were pretty much checked out in the feature,” Reutzel recalls. “A clump of mud hit my helmet and knocked my Raceceiver off. Then a caution came out, everyone slowed down and I ran over Joey (Saldana).” A discrepancy between flags and lights led to the incident that resulted in race-ending damage. “Apparently they were saying caution over the Raceceiver, but the flagman never turned the lights from green to yellow so I had no idea I needed to slow down since I had lost my Raceceiver,” Reutzel says. The Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team regrouped in short order with a runner-up finish at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex on Friday night. “I was a little too conservative early,” Reutzel said after starting the $10,000-to-win feature event in eighth. “We tightened it up, so I was a little nervous to go up top and get aggressive with it.” But once Reutzel stepped it up, he was on the move in short order. “We went from tenth to second in no time and then I found the rubber on the bottom before Kerry (Madsen) did,” Reutzel explains. “Then a lapped car passed him in the rubber and he jumped down there before I could get by him. After that we just rode it out in second.” The weekend continued with Reutzel’s first Knoxville Raceway start since earning Hard Charger honors at last year’s Knoxville Nationals. And some early experimentation put Reutzel nine rows deep in the feature starting field. “We tried something other than our normal Knoxville setup and it wasn’t that good,” Reutzel explains. “We went back to what is usually good for us at Knoxville and I think it was good.” It was a bit on the difficult side to discern though. “The nose wing got knocked sideways at the start, so it was a little hard to tell but I think we’re where we need to be with our Knoxville setup,” Reutzel said after working his way forward to an eighth-place finish. Reutzel wrapped up the weekend on Sunday night with a sixth-place run at West Burlington, Iowa’s 34 Raceway. “It was locked down and hammer down all night,” Reutzel says. “We ran fifth the whole race then got tight at the end and gave up a position.” Despite a Thursday night win that got away at Angell Park, Reutzel escaped the weekend with a scant four-point lead in the All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. With the All Stars idle over the next two weekends, Reutzel is set to chase down Ironman honors this weekend in Pevely, MO, and Knoxville’s Capitani on Sunday night. 2018 Quick Stats: 49 races, 8 wins, 18 top-fives, 26 top-tens. Quick Results: All Star Circuit of Champions Thursday – 21st at Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, WI) Friday – 2nd at Jackson (MN) Motorplex Saturday – 8th at Knoxville (IA) Raceway Sunday – 6th at 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) Next Up: World of Outlaws “Ironman 55” at Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway in Pevely, MO, on Friday and Saturday and then Knoxville (IA) Raceway’s “Capitani Classic” on Sunday. 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 atlonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  5. I-30 Speedway’s 31st Annual Short Track Nationals Rapidly Approaching! Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 30, 2018) – The October tradition in The Diamond State continues on as Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway will host the 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires on October 4-6. This year’s edition sanctioned by the ASCS Mid-South Region will feature two full nights of racing on Friday and Saturday, October 5-6, after a Thursday night Test ‘N Tune session. The Friday preliminary event will offer up a $2,500 winner’s share with $250 to start while Saturday’s STN championship finale will be an exhilarating $10,000-to-win tilt with $800 to start. “Scaling back a day on the event will make it easier financially on fans and race teams alike,” I-30 Speedway track promoter Tracey Clay comments. “And we’re still able to offer up a tremendous purse that is sure to attract an incredible field of Sprint Cars.” This year’s STN Saturday night championship finale will now be a 41-lap championship feature in honor of 2006 STN champion Jason Johnson. The popular Red Shirt Dash in honor of Lanny Edwards will be a highlight of the Saturday finale as well. Entry fee for this year’s edition of the Short Track Nationals will be just $100 with a free driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday. Last October, Sammy Swindell made it back-to-back STN wins to become the first five-time winner in event history. Swindell’s back-to-back triumphs in 2017 and 2016 go along with previous wins in 2013, 2011 and 1990 eclipsed Gary Wright’s previous event record of four triumphs. Along with Hall of Famers and Swindell and Wright, the list of past STN winners is a star-studded one that includes the likes of current NASCAR Xfinity Series title contender Christopher Bell, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray, John Gerloff and Steve Kinser. Ticket information for the event will be available soon. The Pertinent Info: The What: 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road). The When: October 4-6, 2018. (Practice on Thursday, October 4, followed by two full cards of racing action on October 5-6). The Past Winners: 2017-Sammy Swindell 2016-Sammy Swindell 2015-Rained Out 2014-Christopher Bell 2013-Sammy Swindell 2012-Paul McMahan 2011-Sammy Swindell 2010-Brad Sweet 2009-Tony Bruce, Jr. 2008-Tony Bruce, Jr. 2007-Jason Meyers 2006-Jason Johnson 2005-Tim Montgomery 2004-Gary Wright 2003-Gary Wright 2002-Paul McMahan 2001-Jason Sides 2000-Mike Ward 1999-Gary Wright 1998-Tim Crawley 1997-Wayne Johnson 1996-Pete Butler 1995-Gary Wright 1994-Terry Gray 1993-John Gerloff 1992-Rained Out 1991-Steve Kinser 1990-Sammy Swindell 1989-Steve Kinser 1988-Steve Kinser For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.
  6. Cannon McIntosh Fires Off First POWRi West Win of the Year in OKC by Lonnie Wheatley OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (July 28, 2018) – Flirting with a potential victory lane visit during much of the season, Cannon McIntosh put it all together on Saturday night to become the 13th different Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA feature winner of the year by topping the 25-lap main event at I-44 Riverside Speedway. After earning the BOSS Performance High Point Driver of the Night in heat race action aboard the RL Hudson/Toyota-TRD No. 08 entry, the 15-year-old from Bixby, OK, gunned into the lead at the outset and led the entire distance to post his second career series win and first of the 2018 season. “It turned out that getting a good start was important, especially when I felt it grab some rubber off of two about four laps in,” McIntosh said afterward. “I didn’t expect it to do that and definitely not that early.” Gunning into the lead at the drop of the green flag paid dividends, although fellow front row starter and current series points leader Kory Schudy along with third-starter Matt Sherell kept the heat on for a handful of laps before McIntosh began to stretch out of his lead. His advantage was quickly erased when A.J. Burns got upside down without injury in turn three after nine laps. Schudy and Sherrell kept pace when action resumed until McIntosh worked the first pair of lapped cars to perfection to slip away by several car-lengths. But another pair of lapped cars soon after tightened things up again in the final handful of laps until a final caution flew with four laps to go when fourth-running Andrew Deal came to a stop in turn two with a flattened right rear tire. Set for a four-lap dash to the stripe, McIntosh bolted away from the field and breezed to the stripe without challenge over the closing laps. “I knew there were just a few laps to go, so I just went hard to get there,” McIntosh commented. Sherrell battled past Schudy in the final rounds to snare his second runner-up finish of the season with Schudy earning his eighth podium showing of the year by crossing the stripe in third. Racing amongst the top-five throughout, Hunter Fischer took the checkered flag in fourth with defending series champion Grady Chandler rounding out the top five. Hank Davis climbed from 10th to sixth with 14th-starter Wesley Smith in seventh. Cody Brewer was eighth with Hannah Adair in ninth while Travis Scott turned in the night’s top passing performance by racing from 18th to complete the top ten. The podium trio of Schudy, Sherrell and McIntosh flexed their muscle early on by topping heat race action for the 23-car field. In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer, A1 Machine, Rod End Supply, Pyrotech, Esslinger Engineering Performance and MyChron Tom/AIM. The POWRi West Midget League returns to action next weekend on Friday and Saturday, August 3-4, in conjunction with the Lucas Oil POWRI National Midget League at Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway. Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Results I-44 Riverside Speedway (Oklahoma City, OK) – July 28, 2018 Smith Ti Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 28-Kory Schudy (3), 2. 24-Hunter Fischer (2), 3. 4b-Grady Chandler (5), 4. 42-Hank Davis (6), 5. 2s-Travis Scott (1), 6. 44-Wesley Smith (8), 7. 5b-Bobby Brewer (4), 8. 52-Craig Oakes (7). Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 7u-Matt Sherrell (3), 2. 15d-Andrew Deal (4), 3. 96-Cody Brewer (4), 4. 4m-Michelle Decker (6), 5. 9u-Doug McCune (7), 6. 19-Pierce Urbanosky (8), 7. 72-Eric Fenton (2), 8. 721-Brendon Wiseley (1-DNS). Saldana Products Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh (6), 2. 71wg-Weston Gorham (1), 3. 23-Hannah Adair (4), 4. 27b-A.J. Burns (5), 5. 83-Brad Thompson (2), 6. 84s-Shaun Shapel (7), 7. 84-Phil Shapel (3-DNS). “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh (1), 2. 7u-Matt Sherrell (3), 3. 28-Kory Schudy (2), 4. 24-Hunter Fischer (6), 5. 4b-Grady Chandler (5), 6. 42-Hank Davis (10), 7. 44-Wesley Smith (14), 8. 96-Cody Brewer (8), 9. 23-Hannah Adair (9), 10. 2s-Travis Scott (18), 11. 4m-Michelle Decker (11), 12. 5b-Bobby Brewer (19), 13. 9u-Doug McCune (13), 14. 19-Pierce Urbanosky (15), 15. 721-Brendon Wiseley (23), 16. 52-Craig Oakes (22), 17. 83-Brad Thompson (17), 18. 15d-Andrew Deal (4), 19. 71wg-Weston Gorham (7), 20. 27b-A.J. Burns (12), 21. 72-Eric Fenton (21), 22. 84s-Shaun Shapel (16), 23. 84-Phil Shapel (20-DNS). BOSS Performance High Point Driver: Cannon McIntosh.
  7. Reutzel Ready for Four More after another All Star Weekend Sweep by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (July 26, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team made the most of first-time visits to a pair of Western Pennsylvania track last weekend by picking up another All Star Circuit of Champions weekend sweep. Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car team stormed into Erie’s Eriez Speedwayon Friday night and came away with the victory before moving on to Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway on Saturday night and racking up an eighth overall win on the season. Closing to within two points of the series points lead, another four events await this week beginning on Thursday at Sun Prairie, Wisconsin’s Angell Park Speedway before moving on to Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex on Friday, Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway on Saturday and then West Burlington, Iowa’s 34 Raceway on Sunday night. Last weekend’s double began at Erie, Pennsylvania’s Eriez Speedway, and initially it didn’t appear to be a favorable venue for the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team. “It was really slick,” Reutzel says. “It’s kind of what we’ve really been struggling with this year.” Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team went to work and found something that they liked. “We tried some different things and were happy with what we found,” Reutzel recalls. After winning his heat race, Reutzel raced to a fourth-place finish in the Dash to land the second row outside starting position for the feature. From there, he was soon in pursuit of Cole Duncan for the race lead. “I was running a little different line than Cole in the beginning,” Reutzel says. “I passed him but then a caution came out. He saw where I was running so he changed his line.” Looking for another opportunity to recapture the lead, traffic finally played into Reutzel’s hands. “We were pretty much the same speed, traffic finally worked to my advantage and I snuck by him,” Reutzel said of his sixth All Star Circuit of Champions win of the year. With action shifting to Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway on Saturday, it was a near perfect night for Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 team with overall quick time in qualifying, a heat race win and then the feature win after a runner-up finish in the Dash. “It was a big, slick, half-mile,” Reutzel says of the PA Motor Speedway. “It was my kinda joint.” Reutzel showed that it was to his liking, taking command throughout the evening and ultimately running his All Star win total to seven to go along with an earlier World of Outlaws feature win. “For the feature, the track was either right on the fence or right on the bottom,” Reutzel comments. “We were able to get the lead at the start and then we got through traffic pretty well, everything really just fell into place.” Reutzel and crew carry that momentum into this weekend as they look to recapture the top spot in the All Star Circuit of Champions points chase. 2018 Quick Stats: 45 races, 8 wins, 17 top-fives, 23 top-tens. Up Next: All Star Circuit of Champions Thursday – Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, WI) Friday – Jackson (MN) Motorplex Saturday – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Sunday – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) 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 atlonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  8. Grant Claims USAC Midwest Midget Championship Crown at Jefferson County Speedway by Lonnie Wheatley FAIRBURY, Neb. (July 14, 2018) – Ione, California native Justin Grant etched his name into the record books as the inaugural champion of the USAC National series “Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation” by wiring the field in Saturday night’s 40-lap feature atop the 1/5-mile Jefferson County Speedway. It wasn’t without a struggle though, as Grant had to outduel fellow front row starter and Clauson-Marshall Racing teammate Tyler Courtney much of the way before fending off current series points leader Logan Seavey over the closing rounds to become the series eighth different winner of the year through nine events. With the triumph, the states to the left coast remain perfect on Nebraska’s Jefferson County soil in USAC Midget competition after Chad Boat topped the initial Fairbury event in 2016 and then Nevada’s Tanner Thorson topped last year’s tilt. Friday’sscheduled opening round of the Midwest Midget Championship fell victim to rain. In the accompanying JayHusker Non-Wing Micro Sprint Car feature event, Lincoln’s Frank Galusha scored the victory for a third year in a row. This time, he had to outlast Locust Grove, Oklahoma’s Daison Pursley, who was gunning for a third win on the week after topping the Red Dirt Raceway card on Tuesday and then the Solomon Valley Raceway event on Wednesday. After a torrid duel, Galusha beat Pursley to the stripe with Tom Curran, Nathan Berkshire and Jake Galusha rounding out the top five. In the 40-lap “Midwest Midget Championship” feature event, Courtney led the way to the green flag but it was fellow front row starter Grant jumping out front aboard the CMR NOS Energy Drink/Elk Grove Ford No. 17bc entry. With Grant leading the way, Kevin Thomas, Jr., worked his way into second from the fourth starting position by the third round, only to have Courtney battle back into position by the 13th circuit. Courtney closed in and pressed Grant for the lead as the midway point approached with Seavey working his way into third aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 67. After a quick red flag for a Zane Hendricks turn four tumble with 26 laps in the books, Seavey battled past Courtney for second by the 30th round and threw the kitchen sink at Grant over the ensuing laps for the lead with the duo swapping the point on lap 35 before one final caution flew when Courtney slid to a stop in turn four. Retaining the point, Grant got a strong restart to open up a several car-length advantage. Seavey closed back in with two laps to go, but couldn’t put together the winning combination to steal the win. Thomas, Jr., chased Grant and Seavey to the line with Tanner Carrick and Brady Bacon rounding out the top five. Jerry Coons, Jr., rebounded from a mid-race spin to claim sixth with Jason McDougal, Tyler Thomas, Spencer Bayston and Kyle Craker completing the top ten. Seavey opened the night by establishing a new track record of 10.742 seconds in Qualifying with Bacon, Boat and Thomas, Jr., winning heat races before Maria Cofer edged Petry teammate Coons, Jr., to win the “B” Main. Along with title sponsor Riverside Chevrolet and presenting sponsors Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation, other sponsors that made this year’s Inaugural “Midwest Midget Championship” possible included Napa Auto Parts, Pollman Appliance, Chappell Roofing, Ole' Red 99.5, Side Trek Bar and Grill, Z-4 Trucking, Criner's Corner, Vaughn Contracting, Starr Plumbing, Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson County Visitors Committee, Budweiser, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMI, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, Outlaw Wings. Results: USAC Midgets – “Midwest Midget Championship” at Jefferson County Speedway, July 14, 2018 QUALIFYING: 1. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.742 (New Track Record); 2. Spencer Bayston, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.747; 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 63, Dooling-10.781; 4. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry/Goff-10.818; 5. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.893; 6. Justin Grant, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall/Wood-10.908; 7. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-10.959; 8. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-10.968; 9. Jason McDougal, 15, Petry/Goff-10.976; 10. Brady Bacon, 76m, FMR-11.008; 11. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-11.053; 12. Brayton Lynch, 1K, RKR-11.063; 13. Zane Hendricks, 27z, Tucker/Boat-11.091; 14. Sam Johnson, 72, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.103; 15. Kyle Craker, 76E, FMR-11.266; 16. Cole Bodine, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-11.320; 17. Maria Cofer, 35, Petry/Goff-11.358; 18. Lance Bennett, 10, Bennett-11.368; 19. Brett Becker, 2B, Becker-11.817; 20. Dustin Weland, 88w, Weland-11.837; 21. Glenn Waterland, 11c, Waterland-11.934; 22. Blaze Bennett, 10B, Bennett-12.067; 23. Curtis Spicer, 4, Spicer-12.715; 24. Olivia Bennett, 77, Bennett-13.635; 25. Dave Darland, 85, Central-NT. SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Bacon, 2. Courtney, 3. Seavey, 4. Bodine, 5. Hendricks, 6. B. Bennett, 7. Becker, 8. Coons, 9. Darland. NT COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Boat, 2. T. Thomas, 3. Bayston, 4. Carrick, 5. Johnson, 6. Weland, 7. Spicer, 8. Cofer. NT CHALK STIX THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. K. Thomas, 2. Grant, 3. McDougal, 4. Lynch, 5. Craker, 6. L. Bennett, 7. Waterland, 8. O. Bennett. NT INDY RACE PARTS SEMI: (10 laps, top-7 transfer) 1. Cofer, 2. Coons, 3. Weland, 4. L. Bennett, 5. Spicer, 6. B. Bennett, 7. Waterland, 8. Darland, 9. Becker. 1:59.34 (New Track Record) FEATURE: (40 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (2), 2. Logan Seavey (6), 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4), 4. Tanner Carrick (3), 5. Brady Bacon (10), 6. Jerry Coons, Jr. (7), 7. Jason McDougal (9), 8. Tyler Thomas (11), 9. Spencer Bayston (5), 10. Kyle Craker (15), 11. Cole Bodine (16), 12. Chad Boat (8), 13. Brayton Lynch (12), 14. Sam Johnson (14), 15. Tyler Courtney (1), 16. Maria Cofer (17), 17. Dustin Weland (19), 18. Glenn Waterland (20), 19. Lance Bennett (18), 20. Zane Hendricks (13), 21. Blaze Bennett (21), 22. Curtis Spicer (22). NT **Hendricks flipped on lap 27 of the feature. FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-40 Grant. KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Brady Bacon (10th to 5th) WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Brayton Lynch
  9. Reutzel Ready for First Doty & Kings Royal Events by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (July 10, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team came out of the gates with guns-a’-blazin’ at the outset of the 2018 season. And it’s a trend that has continued. The Clute, TX, racer picked off his first career World of Outlaws win early on in the season and has since racked up a handful of All Star Circuit of Champions feature wins to firmly entrench himself in the series championship battle aboard the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car. So, it was only a matter of time until the inevitable week of disappointing outings occurred. And that was last week with struggles in three rounds of Pennsylvania Speedweek and then an All Star card. “Long story short, we sucked all week,” Reutzel summed up. Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment crew look to get back to their winning ways beginning with Tuesday night’s “Brad Doty Classic” at Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park and then three nights of action at Rossburg’s Eldora Speedway that culminates with the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal on Saturday night. It will be Reutzel’s first attempt at either event. “We’ve been going through everything, so we should be ready to go,” Reutzel says. The trials and tribulations of last week began with a Tuesday night card at Bechtelsville’s Grandview Speedway, where Reutzel held down sixth in the feature aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry. At least until trouble arose in the form of a broken hood that ultimately forced him pitside. Action moved on to Port Royal Speedway on Wednesday where more problems persisted. “We had a horrible vibration all night, it ended up being a left front that was way out of balance,” Reutzel said after making an early exit from the feature. After racing into the feature once again on Thursday night at Maryland’s Hagerstown Speedway, the struggles of the week continued with just a 14th-place finish. “We just never could get a good handle on it,” Reutzel sums up. All Star Circuit of Champions action resumed on Saturday night at Hartford, Ohio’s Sharon Speedway with Reutzel salvaging an 18th-place showing on the night. “It was basically the same as Hagerstown for us, we just never got a handle on the track,” Reutzel wraps up. Reutzel and crew look to get back on track as the “Month of Money” kicks into full swing this week. Reutzel has posted a pair of seventh-place finishes at Attica earlier this season and scored a podium finish in World of Outlaws action at Eldora Speedway. 2018 Quick Stats: 39 races, 6 wins, 15 top-fives, 20 top-tens. Up Next: Tuesday, July 10 – World of Outlaws “Brad Doty Classic” at Attica (OH) Raceway Park Thursday, July 12 – World of Outlaws “Jokers Wild” at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) Friday, July 13 – World of Outlaws “Knight before the Kings Royal” at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) Saturday, July 14 – World of Outlaws “Kings Royal” at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) For those unable to catch the action in person, all four of these events are available via PPV at www.dirtvision.com. 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 atlonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  10. USAC Midgets back in Oklahoma on Tuesday, July 10, at Red Dirt Raceway by Lonnie Wheatley MEEKER, Okla. (July 5, 2018) – The return of the USAC National Midget series to the Sooner State is just a few short days away. After an absence of 43 years, the USAC Midget ranks take to Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway for some “Tuesday Night Thunder” next week on Tuesday, July 10. Non-wing micros will join in on the Tuesday night card that goes green at 7:30 p.m. The first USAC Midget event to take place in the Sooner State since 1975 kicks off a busy week of USAC Midget competition that continues on Wednesday, July 11, with the “Chad McDaniel Memorial” at the Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, KS, before shifting to Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway for the Midwest Midget Championship on Friday and Saturday, July 13-14, and then wrapping up at Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Sunday, July 15. Sutter, California’s Logan Seavey, also a series Rookie, leads the way into the week in the hotly-contested series title chase. A member of the potent Keith Kunz Motorsports fleet, Seavey is just four points ahead of Arizona native Chad Boat with defending series champion Spencer Bayston (another Kunz entry) just nine points off the lead pace in third. The Clauson-Marshall Racing duo of Zeb Wise and Tyler Courtney round out the top five in current points with others among the top ten including Broken Arrow native Brady Bacon, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Justin Grant, Ryan Robinson and Jerry Coons, Jr. Other top contenders expected for “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway include Collinsville’s Tyler Thomas, Dave Darland, Tucker Klaasmeyer and Holly Shelton along with a host of home-state shoes such as Matt Moore, Grady Chandler, Ace McCarthy, Cannon McIntosh and more. General admission for the July 10 USAC National Midget “Tuesday Night Thunder” event is just $25 with children under 54” tall just $5. Anyone wearing a “Red Dirt Raceway” shirt or that has a “Red Dirt Raceway” can koozie receives $5 off admission. Red Dirt Raceway features a tailgate area as well for just $100 per car load (fit as many as you can) with one 52 quart cooler permitted. The tailgate area is first-come, first-served and can be reserved by calling 405-823-8095. Gates for “Tuesday Night Thunder” open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying getting under way at 7:00 p.m. Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway is located 4.5 miles north of US 62 on SR 18 (990871 South Highway 18, Meeker, Oklahoma 74855). For more information, contact the track at 405-823-8095 or check online at https://www.reddirtraceway.com/.
  11. The Month of July at Dodge City Raceway Park Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 5, 2018) – Reaching the halfway point of 2018 with last Saturday night’s Mid-Season Championships, a pair of events at Dodge City Raceway Park are on tap for the upcoming month of July. The 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas fires back into action next Saturday night, July 14, with another round of championship chase action. The second and final event of the month takes place on Friday night, July 27, with the popular Driver’s Appreciation Night. The July 14 card will feature title chase action for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars getting a night off. All five championship chase divisions including the DCRP Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks will be in action on the Friday, July 27, card. Tickets for the July 14 event are just $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult while the racers at DCRP will distribute numerous free grandstand tickets for the July 27 Driver Appreciation Night. At the midway point, it’s Brian Herbert, Nick Link, Jeff Kaup, Shannon Maughlin and Reagan Sellard leading their respective point chases. Dodge City’s Herbert holds a 27-point lead over Mid-Season Championship winner Koby Walters in the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car ranks while 2016 track champ Link of Rolla is just 13 points ahead of Kevin Gray in the IMCA Modified chase. Gunning for a fifth title in six years, Woodward, Oklahoma’s Kaup holds an 86-point edge over Brian May in IMCA Sport Modifieds with Maughlin just 16 points ahead of Dusty Witthuhn in the IMCA Stock Car chase and defending champ Reagan Sellard of Bucklin out to a 25-point lead over Dan Rogers in the IMCA Hobby Stocks. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites official internet site is located at www.hiexpress.com/DodgeCity/HIExpress. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action. The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/. Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.
  12. USAC Midgets back in Oklahoma on Tuesday at Red Dirt Raceway! Lonnie Wheatley, MEEKER, Okla. (July 5, 2018) – The return of the USAC National Midget series to the Sooner State is just a few short days away. After an absence of 43 years, the USAC Midget ranks take to Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway for some “Tuesday Night Thunder” next week on Tuesday, July 10. Non-wing micros will join in on the Tuesday night card that goes green at 7:30 p.m. The first USAC Midget event to take place in the Sooner State since 1975 kicks off a busy week of USAC Midget competition that continues on Wednesday, July 11, with the “Chad McDaniel Memorial” at the Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, KS, before shifting to Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway for the Midwest Midget Championship on Friday and Saturday, July 13-14, and then wrapping up at Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Sunday, July 15. Sutter, California’s Logan Seavey, also a series Rookie, leads the way into the week in the hotly-contested series title chase. A member of the potent Keith Kunz Motorsports fleet, Seavey is just four points ahead of Arizona native Chad Boat with defending series champion Spencer Bayston (another Kunz entry) just nine points off the lead pace in third. The Clauson-Marshall Racing duo of Zeb Wise and Tyler Courtney round out the top five in current points with others among the top ten including Broken Arrow native Brady Bacon, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Justin Grant, Ryan Robinson and Jerry Coons, Jr. Other top contenders expected for “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway include Collinsville’s Tyler Thomas, Dave Darland, Tucker Klaasmeyer and Holly Shelton along with a host of home-state shoes such as Matt Moore, Grady Chandler, Ace McCarthy, Cannon McIntosh and more. General admission for the July 10 USAC National Midget “Tuesday Night Thunder” event is just $25 with children under 54” tall just $5. Anyone wearing a “Red Dirt Raceway” shirt or that has a “Red Dirt Raceway” can koozie receives $5 off admission. Red Dirt Raceway features a tailgate area as well for just $100 per car load (fit as many as you can) with one 52 quart cooler permitted. The tailgate area is first-come, first-served and can be reserved by calling 405-823-8095. Gates for “Tuesday Night Thunder” open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying getting under way at 7:00 p.m. Sponsors making “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway possible include Patriot Dodge of Chandler, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMi, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, and Outlaw Wings. Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway is located 4.5 miles north of US 62 on SR 18 (990871 South Highway 18, Meeker, Oklahoma 74855). For more information, contact the track at 405-823-8095 or check online at https://www.reddirtraceway.com/.
  13. Koby Walters Tops DCRP Mid-Season Championships with Clay Sellard, Robert Elliott, Angel Munoz & Tathan Burkhart Reaching Victory Lane as Well! by Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 30, 2018) – Liberal’s Koby Walters raced to his first Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car win of the season by topping Saturday night’s 20-lap feature that capped off Dodge City Raceway Park’s Mid-Season Championships atop the 3/8-mile clay oval. While Walters became the sixth different winner of the season in as many DCRP Sprint Car events, other Mid-Season Championship event winners included Clay Sellard in IMCA Modifieds, Clay Sellard in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks. In the 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature, Walters took command on the eighth round en route to his first Dodge City Raceway Park since April of 2016. “We’ve been working on this car a lot and we finally got it dialed in pretty well,” Walters said of the Walters Irrigation No. 33 entry. While Walters gridded the feature fourth, Ray Seemann outdueled pole starter Steven Richardson for the point on the opening lap and paced the initial seven rounds until Walters raced by for the lead on the eighth circuit. Walters had the field covered the rest of the way with Seemann fending off Richardson for runner-up honors. Richardson filled out the podium in third with Zach Blurton and Jordan Knight rounding out the top five. The IMCA Modifieds offered up another first-time winner on the season with Bucklin’s Clay Sellard surviving a late charge from Brendon Gemmill to become the fourth different winner of the season in as many events. Sellard needed just seven laps to rally from the tenth position and around Jessie Hoskins for the lead in the 20-lap main event. He slipped away for a while, but Gemmill was on the charge after being collected in an opening-lap skirmish. Gemmill climbed back into second by the 12th round and was within striking distance over the final circuits. A lapped car as the white flag flew worked to Sellard’s advantage with Gemmill settling for runner-up honors. Hoskins crossed the stripe third with Mike Petersilie and Troy Gemmill rounding out the top five. Cordell, Oklahoma’s Robert Elliott raced to his second IMCA Sport Modified win of the season at DCRP after taking the lead away from Garrett Donley on the sixth round and then leading the rest of the way in the 20-lapper. With Elliott leading the way, Brandon Kenney battled past Jeff Kaup by the time a caution flew after 12 rounds. Kenney briefly pressed Elliott for the point before Elliott slipped away in the No. 09 to secure the win. Kenney settled for second with Kaup, Dakota Sproul and Freddy McCoy rounding out the top five. Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz became the first three-time winner of the season at Dodge City Raceway Park by fending off Troy Burkhart to take top honors in the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature. Munoz gridded the feature ninth and waded through three and four-wide traffic to take command by the fifth lap. Burkhart charged into second after a lap nine caution and turned on the heat on Munoz to see which one would become the first three-time winner of the year. Burkhart edged ahead briefly on the 10th lap only to have Munoz counter and recapture the point for keeps. Munoz raced to the stripe ahead of Burkhart with Chris Oliver, Dusty Witthuhn and Greg Schell rounding out the top five. Hays’ shoe Tathan Burkhart picked off his first DCRP win by topping the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Burkhart battled past Brett Copeland on the sixth round and led the rest of the way to take the win ahead of Brooke Russell, Reagan Sellard, Duane Wahrman and Copeland. Action resumes at Dodge City Raceway Park with on Saturday night, July 14, with another exciting round of championship action featuring IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. Dodge City Raceway Park – Mid-Season Championships June 30, 2018 Results: Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. E85-Ray Seemann, 2. 10-Jordan Knight, 3. 7-Shane Sundquist, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 17x-Kade Hagans, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 8. 1x-Cody Lampe, 9. 18-Brandon Sprott, 10. 95-Buddy Tubbs. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 2j-Zach Blurton, 3. 49x-Luke Cranston, 4. 49-Kris Moore, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 8J-Brandy Jones, 7. 6-Kaden Taylor, 8. 28-Tracey Hill, 9. 11k-Tyler Knight, 10. 91-Christian Shriver (DNS). “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. E85-Ray Seemann, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 2J-Zach Blurton, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 49x-Luke Cranston, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 28-Tracey Hill, 9. 7-Shane Sundquist, 10. 1x-Cody Lampe, 11. 11k-Tyler Knight, 12. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 13. 18-Brandon Sprott, 14. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 15. 8J-Brandy Jones, 16. 6-Kaden Taylor, 17. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 18. 49-Kris Moore, 19. 17x-Kade Hagans, 20. 91-Christian Shriver (DNS). IMCA Modifieds: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 2. 44-Mike Lunow, 3. 2L-Tracy Link, 4. 85c-Clay Sellard, 5. 16-Kevin Gray, 6. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 7. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 8. 27-Grant Florence. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 01-Jesse Smith, 2. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 3. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 4. A2-Randy Wilson, 5. 7n-William Nusser, 6. 57-Joel Lane, 7. 1n-Nick Link. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 721-Troy Gemmill, 2. 25-Kale Beavers, 3. 22T-Trent Gray, 4. 26-Tom Beavers, 5. 06-Chad Taylor, 6. 3h-Ryan Heger, 7. 7-Treyton Gann. “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 3. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 4. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 5. 721-Troy Gemmill, 6. 7n-William Nusser, 7. 1n-Nick Link, 8. A2-Randy Wilson, 9. 25-Kale Beavers, 10. 16-Kevin Gray, 11. 3c-Casey Jo Wanger, 12. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 13. 7-Shane Sundquist 14. 26-Tom Beavers, 15. 57-Joel Lane, 16. 44-Mike Lunow, 17. 01-Jesse Smith, 18. 06-Chad Taylor, 19. 3h-Ryan Heger, 20. 2L-Tracy Link, 21. 22T-Trent Gray, 22. 27-Grant Florence (DNS). IMCA Sport Modifieds: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 3d-Garrett Donley, 2. 08-Dakota Sproul, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 37-Bart Baker, 5. 81-Troy Bynum, 6. 12d-Brad Johnson, 7. 11h-Denver Howard. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 09-Robert Elliott, 2. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 3. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 4. 21-Joey Maupin, 5. 33r-Mike Roach, 6. 4-Freddy McCoy, 7. 10-Alex Wiens. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 18-Kyle Wiens, 2. 7-Jarett Lunow, 3. 8-Brian May, 4. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 5. 65-Kohl Ricke, 6. 3m-Eric Munoz, 7. 62-Marvin Ward. “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 09-Robert Elliott, 2. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 08-Dakota Sproul, 5. 4-Freddy McCoy, 6. 7-Jarett Lunow, 7. 3m-Eric Munoz, 8. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 9. 18-Kyle Wiens, 10. 12d-Brad Johnson, 11. 21-Joey Maupin, 12. 11h-Denver Howard, 13. 62-Marvin Ward, 14. 3d-Garrett Donley, 15. 33r-Mike Roach, 16. 8-Brian May, 17. 10-Alex Wiens, 18. 65-Kohl Ricke, 19. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 20. 37-Bart Baker, 21. 81-Troy Bynum. IMCA Stock Cars: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 40-Les Mertens, 2. 3-Chris Oliver, 3. 33-Marlin Hogie, 4. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 5. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 6. 101-Troy Smith. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 89-Greg Schell, 2. 2m-Angel Munoz, 3. 20-Tyler Walker, 4. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 5. 122-Jeff Kaup, 6. 771-Steve Blunk. “A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 5. 89-Greg Schell, 6. 40-Les Mertens, 7. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 8. 122-Jeff Kaup, 9. 771-Steve Blunk, 10. 20-Tyler Walker, 11. 101-Troy Smith, 12. 33-Marlin Hogie (DNS). IMCA Hobby Stocks: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 22r-Dan Rogers, 2. 19-Brett Copeland, 3. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 4. 55-Jake Huse, 5. 7-Tom Reed, 6. 24b-Sheri Berger, 7. 2m-Matt O’Hair. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 3. 12r-Brooke Russell, 4. 57-Chad Kelley, 5. 45p-Ryan Penrod, 6. 3-Brian Thomas. “A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 2. 12r-Brooke Russell, 3. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 4. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 5. 19-Brett Copeland, 6. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 7. 55-Jake Huse, 8. 45p-Ryan Penrod, 9. 7-Tom Reed, 10. 57-Chad Kelley, 11. 24b-Sheri Berger, 12. 22r-Dan Rogers, 13. 3-Brian Thomas.
  14. Kyle Jones Captures POWRi West Honors at RPM Speedway by Lonnie Wheatley CRANDALL, Texas (June 29, 2018) – Kyle Jones added his name to the list of 2018 Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA winners by racing to victory lane in Friday night’s 25-lap feature atop the ¼-mile RPM Speedway. The Kennedale, TX, shoe became the ninth different series winner of the year in 12 events by taking the checkered flag after starting third. Pole starter Weston Gorham jumped into the early lead ahead of Wesley Smith and Hank Davis with the trio trading sliders until a red flag flew at the midway point for an A.J. Burns tumble. Davis dropped a cylinder on the restart with Smith spinning soon after. Jones took quick advantage, taking command when Gorham made an exit to the pit area and then outlasted Ryan Hall and Kory Schudy over the closing rounds to secure the win. Jones crossed the stripe ahead of Midlothian, TX, racer Ryan Hall with current series points leader Kory Schudy of Springfield, MO, breaking up an all Lone Star State sweep of the top five finishers. While Schudy posted his sixth consecutive series podium finish from the 11th starting position, Longview’s Tyson Hall and Burleson’s Jeb Sessums rounded out the top five. Defending series champion Grady Chandler rallied through the field from the 19th starting position to finish sixth with high-point driver of the night Hank Davis, Michelle Melton, Craig Oakes and Hunter Fischer completing the top ten. Weston Gorham, Hall and Davis topped heat race action for Friday night’s 24-car field. In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer, A1 Machine, Rod End Supply, Pyrotech, Esslinger Engineering and MyChron Tom/AIM. The POWRi West Midget League continues its first North Texas weekend of the season by taking to Kennedale Speedway Parkon Saturday night with racing action going green at 7:00 p.m. Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Results RPM Speedway (Crandall, TX) – June 29, 2018 Smith Ti Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 71WG-Weston Gorham, [2]; 2. 1H-Jeb Sessums, [1]; 3. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [3]; 4. 2-Ryan Hall, [5]; 5. 80-Josh Hawkins, [6]; 6. 9U-Doug McCune, [8]; 7. 24-Hunter Fischer, [7]; 8. 51-Kade Taylor, [4]. Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 5X-Tyson Hall, [1]; 2. 7U-Kyle Jones, [8]; 3. 10W-Geo White, [3]; 4. 21-Michelle Melton, [5]; 5. 27B-A.J. Burns, [6]; 6. 23-Hannah Adair, [7]; 7. 17E-Blake Edwards, [4]; 8. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [2]. Saldana Products Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 42-Hank Davis, [6]; 2. 44-Wesley Smith, [7]; 3. 28-Kory Schudy, [1]; 4. 11J-Justin Melton, [3]; 5. 77-Payton Pierce, [5]; 6. 4B-Grady Chandler, [4]; 7. 52-Craig Oakes, [8]; 8. 69-Colby Stubblefield, [2]. “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 7U-Kyle Jones, [3]; 2. 2-Ryan Hall, [9]; 3. 28-Kory Schudy, [11]; 4. 5X-Tyson Hall, [5]; 5. 1H-Jeb Sessums, [6]; 6. 4B-Grady Chandler, [19]; 7. 42-Hank Davis, [4]; 8. 21-Michelle Melton, [10]; 9. 52-Craig Oakes, [18]; 10. 24-Hunter Fischer, [20]; 11. 11J-Justin Melton, [12]; 12. 23-Hannah Adair, [17]; 13. 71WG-Weston Gorham, [1]; 14. 44-Wesley Smith, [2]; 15. 51-Kade Taylor, [22]; 16. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [7]; 17. 9U-Doug McCune, [15]; 18. 80-Josh Hawkins, [13]; 19. 27B-A.J. Burns, [14]; 20. 10W-Geo White, [8]; 21. 77-Payton Pierce, [16]; 22. 17E-Blake Edwards, [21]; 23. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [23]; 24. 69-Colby Stubblefield, [24]. BOSS Performance High Point Driver: Hank Davis.
  15. Another Win for Reutzel Highlights Ohio Sprint Speedweek – All Star Title Chase Continues this Weekend by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (June 28, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team got their first dose of an All Star Circuit of Champions “Ohio Sprint Speedweek”. And with a strong car over each of the seven nights that were completed, a win at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, June 17, highlighted a week that included three top-fives and four top-tens along the way. After a few days off to recoup, the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car team are right back to All Star title chase action with a pair of events this weekend beginning at Indiana’s Plymouth Speedway on Friday night and then the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, IL, on Saturday. Both will be first-time stops for the driver of the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry. “We’ve been pretty good at first-time tracks for the most part, we need to keep that going this weekend,” Reutzel says. Reutzel’s first Ohio Sprint Speedweek began on Friday, June 15, at Attica Raceway Park. And Reutzel was right there battling for the lead with Paul McMahan until engine woes slowed his charge. “We were really good, but then broke the motor,” Reutzel says. “We broke a spark plug on the second laps but were still going alright. I’m not sure if that’s what led to the problem later in the race when it shut down or not.” Reutzel bounced back by racing to a fifth-place finish aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry the next night at Rossburg’s Eldora Speedway. “We started the night really fast,” Reutzel said after timing in quickest among the 46-car field and then winning his Dash to earn the pole position for the feature. “We tried something to get better in the middle and that was the wrong move. We were lucky to hang on for fifth.” Reutzel kept climbing up the charts with his third series win of the year on Sunday night, June 17, at Waynesfield Raceway Park. And it was one that seemed unlikely in the early portion of the night. “We weren’t very good in the heat or the Dash, so we just threw something at it for the feature,” Reutzel explains even after winning the Dash to start on the pole of the feature. “I could run anywhere, that’s what made it possible for me to get by Kyle (Larson) before the rubber came in late.” Misfortune over the next two nights resulted in finishes of 21st at both Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 18, and Sharon Speedway on Tuesday. The Wayne County outing resulted from a hole in the fuel tank early in the night. “We changed it, but it must not have been cleaned out right,” Reutzel says. “The motor wasn’t going good, the nozzles clogged up and it finally quit with a few laps to go.” Reutzel had worked his way into a solid position just outside the top five when it finally shut down. Sharon Speedway was trying as well. “I got into the fence at the start, then got back to fourth before we had a problem that put us to the back,” Reutzel says. Reutzel worked his way forward again until a cut tire just three laps shy of the checkered flag cut his run short. Action continued on Wednesday night, June 20, at Chillicothe’s Atomic Speedway with Reutzel earning the eighth starting position before the skies opened up, postponing the feature to Saturday night. “We were good in the heat and then we were good in the Dash too, I just didn’t get a good start,” Reutzel says. Rain continued over the next two days, washing out Thursday and Friday events at Muskingum County Speedway and Limaland Motorsports Park before racing resumed with twin features at Atomic Speedway on Saturday night. Reutzel finished out the week on a strong note, racing to an eighth-place finish in the makeup feature from Wednesday night and then rallying from 10th to capture fifth in the Rick Ferkel Classic that finished off the week. “Overall, we had a good week,” Reutzel says. “We had a fast car each night out, we just have to keep that going.” Reutzel and crew look to keep up the strong outings at Plymouth and Joliet this weekend. 2018 Quick Stats: 33 races, 4 wins, 13 top-fives, 18 top-tens. Quick Results: All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek Friday, June 15 – 22nd at Attica Raceway Park Saturday, June 16 – 5th at Eldora Speedway Sunday, June 17 – 1st at Waynesfield Raceway Park Monday, June 18 – 21st at Wayne County Speedway Tuesday, June 19 – 21st at Sharon Speedway Wednesday, June 20 – 8th at Atomic Speedway (Feature run on Saturday, June 23) Thursday, June 21 – Rained Out at Muskingum County Speedway Friday, June 22 – Rained Out at Limaland Motorsports Park Saturday, June 23 – 5th at Atomic Speedway Up Next: All Star Circuit of Champions at Plymouth (IN) Speedway on Friday night and the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, IL, on 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 atlonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  16. POWRi West Midgets Set for Texas Two Step this Weekend by Lonnie Wheatley TULSA, Okla. (June 27, 2018) – The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA dips into the Lone Star state for the first time this season with a pair of events this weekend. The weekend’s “Red River Shootout” begins on Friday night with the mighty Midgets taking to the ¼-mile RPM Speedway in Crandall, TX. The weekend in North Texas then wraps up with Saturday night’s “Freedom 25 Midget Championships” atop the ¼-mile Kennedale Speedway Park. Riding a wave of five consecutive podium finishes including his lone win of the year at Port City Raceway on May 12, Springfield, Missouri’s Kory Schudy has built up an 830 point advantage in the series championship points chase. Schudy leads the way into the weekend ahead of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Hannah Adair with Bixby, Oklahoma’s Cannon McIntosh, Nixa, Missouri’s Wesley Smith and Sand Springs, Oklahoma’s Hank Davis rounding out the current top five in points. Others among the current top ten include Hunter Fischer (Broken Arrow, OK), Trey Marcham (Newcastle, OK), Blake Edwards (Claremore, OK), A.J. Burns (Norman, OK) and Brendon Wiseley (Sand Springs, OK). Broken Arrow’s Jonathan Beason and Wesley Smith split victory honors in the series most recent action two weeks ago to become the series only repeat winners of the season along with Christopher Bell. Others claiming single wins include Schudy, Davis, Ace McCarthy, Logan Seavey and Tanner Carrick. Defending series champion Grady Chandler bested Matt Moore and Smith to top last year’s POWRi West event at RPM Speedway. In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer and A1 Machine. Contingency sponsors include Smith Ti (Heat One), Keizer Wheels (Heat Two), Saldana Products (Heat Three), Rod End Supply (Heat Four), Pyrotech (Heat Five), BOSS Performance (High Point Driver), MPI “Official Steering Wheel” of POWRi West, Esslinger Engineering Performance Award (top-finishing Esslinger entry), and the MyChron Tom/AIM bonus of $300 (1st), $150 (2nd) and $50. Racing action at Crandall’s RPM Speedway gets under way at 8:00 p.m. on Friday night with Saturday’s card at Kennedale Speedway Park firing off at 7:00 p.m. RPM Speedway is located southeast of Crandall, TX, on US 175 to CR 4106 (Bud Story Road exit) to the intersection of CR 4104. For more information, contact the track at 972-472-3700 or check online at www.rpmdirt.com. Kennedale Speedway Park is located in Kennedale, TX, off I-20 Exit 442-A, then 1.7 miles southeast on Mansfield Highway, then 1.6 miles southwest on New Hope Road, then 0.3 miles east on Hudson Village Creek Road. For more information, contact the track at 817-478-RACE or check online at www.kennedalespeedwaypark.com. The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA is slated for 29 nights of competition at 13 different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. The POWRi West Sooner Series consists of the dozen events in the state of Oklahoma. More information regarding the POWRi West Midget League is available at http://www.powri.com/ and on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/PowRiWest/.
  17. Richardson Reels in Lubbock Wrecker DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals Prelim Win as Burkhart Takes IMCA Stock Car Honors by Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 15, 2018) – Liberal’s Steven Richardson reeled in his first career feature win atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval by wiring the field in Friday night’s Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP vs. URSS 305 Sprint Car Nationals 20-lap preliminary feature. It wasn’t without a threat for the point though, as Luke Cranston closed in past the halfway point and was challenging before getting into the turn two wall. Richardson led the rest of the way to best the 36-car field that will vie for a $3,000 winner’s share on Saturday night. “We’ve been running here a few years now, it feel great to finally get the dub,” Richardson said in victory lane. “I can’t wait for tomorrow night.” While Richardson enjoyed victory lane, Troy Burkhart bagged his second DCRP win of the season by topping the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car main event. Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens led the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) feature field to the green flag from the pole position but it was outside starter Richardson gunning into the lead at the outset. Richardson slipped away early on, leaving Martens and Ray Seemann to dice for second until Cranston battled past for second on the seventh round. With Richardson reaching the tail of the field at the midway point, Cranston began to close the gap. By the 12th round, Cranston was pressuring the leader and looked to the outside of turns one and two on the 14th lap only to jump Richardson’s right rear tire and get into the wall. The incident brought Cranston’s night to an early end. When action resumed, Richardson was able to distance himself from the field aboard the Myers-powered Poor Boy Kustomz/Richardson Trucking No. 0 J&J as Martens and Seemann traded sliders for second, ultimately taking the checkered flag comfortably ahead of the pack dicing for position in his wake. “The track was great tonight,” Richardson said. “With this heat and wind, Tommie (Estes) did a great job. It was fast right around the top and it looked like some guys were working the bottom pretty well too.” Behind him, Seeman finally prevailed with the runner-up position while Colorado’s Jake Bubak rallied from the 12th starting position to crack the podium on the final lap. Liberal native turned Lincoln, NE, resident Jason Martin raced from 13th into fourth as Martens fell to fifth on the final round. Liberal’s Koby Walters was sixth with two-time and defending track champion Taylor Velasquez of Turpin, OK, in seventh. Colorado’s Nick Haygood was eighth with Liberal native Tony Bruce, Jr., and Zach Blurton completing the top ten. Seemann, Walters, Todd Plemons, Bruce, Jr., and Richardson topped heat race action with Wichita Falls’ Chad Koch and Blurton winning the “B” Mains. Colorado’s Dave Wechsler went for a wild ride in turn three on the opening circuit of the night’s first heat race. Wechsler escaped injury but was done for the night. In the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature, Hays’ Troy Burkhart raced from the ninth starting position to capture his second DCRP score of the year. Burkhart needed just a half dozen laps to take command on the high side after Larry Baird paced the opening handful of rounds. It wasn’t over though, as Will Bauer moved in to the pressure for the lead. And, after sitting 11th following a second lap caution, Angel Munoz worked his way up to third by the 12th circuit and found new life when a caution flew with just two laps remaining. Munoz quickly disposed of Bauer for second on the restart and pressured Burkhart but to no avail. Munoz settled for runner-up honors with Michael Pepper, Chris Oliver and Shannon Maughlin rounding out the top five. The Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals concludes with Saturday night’s $3,000-to-win championship finale. IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars will be in action as well with the green flag flying at 7:30 p.m. Dodge City Raceway Park – Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals June 15, 2018, Results Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS): Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 72-Ray Seemann, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 35k-Chad Koch, 4. 11x-Jason Martin, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 2b-Brett Becker, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 45x-Dave Wechsler. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 2J-Zach Blurton, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 7-Shane Sundquist, 7. 17x-Kade Hagans. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 4-Todd Plemons, 2. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 3. 48-Jake Martens, 4. 911-Ty Williams, 5. 31m-Eric Mathews, 6. 17s-Chad Salem, 7. 45k-Kolt Washburn. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 224-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 98-J.D. Johnson, 3. 8J-Brandy Jones, 4. 74b-Jake Bubak, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 45-Lonnie Cox, 7. 9d-Lance Davis. Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 0-Steven Richardson, 2. 83-Austin McLean, 3. 1-Nick Haygood, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 6. 42-Chris Crowder, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg. First “B” Main (10 Laps – 3 Transfer): 1. 35k-Chad Koch, 2. 8J-Brandy Jones, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 45-Lonnie Cox, 5. 31m-Eric Mathews, 6. 9d-Lance Davis. 51r-Ross Essenburg (DNS). Second “B” Main (10 Laps – 3 Transfer): 1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 10-Jordan Knight, 3. 2b-Brett Becker, 4. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 5. 7-Shane Sundquist, 6. 42-Chris Crowder, 7. 17x-Kade Hagans (DNS), 8. 45k-Kolt Washburn (DNS), 9. 45x-Dave Wechsler (DNS). “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 0-Steven Richardson (2), 2. 72-Ray Seemann (4), 3. 74b-Jake Bubak (12), 4. 11x-Jason Martin (17), 5. 48-Jake Martens (1), 6. 33-Koby Walters (6), 7. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (14), 8. 1-Nick Haygood (8), 9. 224-Tony Bruce, Jr. (7), 10. 2J-Zach Blurton (20), 11. 98-J.D. Johnson (16), 12. 83-Austin McLean (9), 13. 35k-Chad Koch (19), 14. 4-Todd Plemons (3), 15. 11k-Tyler Knight (17), 16. 97-Brian Herbert (18), 17. 2b-Brett Becker (19), 18. 95-Buddy Tubbs (15), 19. 49-Kris Moore (23), 20. 50-Jed Werner (10), 21. 911-Ty Williams (11), 22. 49x-Luke Cranston (5), 23. 10-Jordan Knight (22), 24. 8J-Brandy Jones (22-DNS). IMCA Stock Cars: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 20-Tyler Walker, 2. 52-Larry Baird, 3. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 4. 57-Will Bauer, 5. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 6. 17-Ryan Keller, 7. 52T-Travis Baird. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 33-Marlin Hogie, 3. 10-Dusty Withuhn, 4. 3-Chris Oliver, 5. 2z-Cody Zimmerman, 6. 22p-Michael Pepper, 7. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 8. 771-Steve Blunk. “A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 2. 2m-Angel Munoz, 3. 22p-Michael Pepper, 4. 3-Chris Oliver, 5. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 6. 52-Larry Baird, 7. 52T-Travis Baird, 8. 33-Marlin Hogie, 9. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 10. 771-Steve Blunk, 11. 17-Ryan Keller, 12. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 13. 57-Will Bauer. DNS: 20-Tyler Walker, 2z-Cody Zimmerman.
  18. Wesley Smith Sweeps POWRi West Midgets Sooner Midget Nationals at Red Dirt Raceway by Lonnie Wheatley MEEKER, Okla. (June 15, 2018) – Nixa, Missouri’s Wesley Smith put the wraps on a perfect night in Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA competition by winningFriday’s 25-lap “Third Annual Sooner Midget Nationals” feature event atop the ¼-mile Red Dirt Raceway clay oval. After winning his heat race earlier in the evening from fourth aboard the All Metal Recycling/Midwest Sheet Metal No. 44 entry to earn BOSS Performance High Point driver of the night honors, Smith capitalized on Jonathan Beason’s late-race misfortune to capture his second series win of the year. Smith’s triumph snapped a streak of eight different winners in the last eight POWRi West Midget events. Smith was also victorious on the opening night of Airport Raceway’s “Midget Roundup” on May 26. After the initial start was waved off for a two-car tangle on the backstretch and then another when Cannon McIntosh got upside down, Beason took command in the Hard Eight entry and led the way until a caution flew after 16 laps when Brendon Wiseley encountered brake rotor issues. Back under way, Beason held the point ahead of Smith and series points leader Kory Schudy until a shredded left tire on the 22nd lap denied the Broken Arrow, OK, racer his second series sore of the year. Smith assumed command and beat Schudy to the stripe with Andrew Deal rounding out the podium in third. Trey Marcham was fourth with Blake Edwards rounding out the top five. Kade Taylor was sixth with the balance of the top ten including Payton Pierce, Hannah Adair, Zac Moody and Doug McCune. Smith, McIntosh and Marcham topped heat race action for the 22-car field. In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer, A1 Machine, Rod End Supply, Pyrotech, Esslinger Engineering and MyChron Tom/AIM. The POWRi West Midget League finishes out the weekend with a Saturday night stop at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway. The green flag is set to fly at 7:00 p.m. Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Results Red Dirt Raceway (Meeker, OK) – June 15, 2018 Smith Ti Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 44-Wesley Smith, [4]; 2. 77-Payton Pierce, [6]; 3. 28-Kory Schudy, [7]; 4. 17Z-Zac Moody, [3]; 5. 19-Pierce Urbanosky, [5]; 6. 52-Craig Oakes, [8]; 7. 27B-A.J. Burns, [1]; 8. 59-Austin Shores, [2] Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [3]; 2. 8K-Jonathan Beason, [4]; 3. 71WG-Weston Gorham, [2]; 4. 51-Kade Taylor, [7]; 5. 23-Hannah Adair, [6]; 6. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [5]; 7. 24-Hunter Fischer, [1] Saldana Products Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 32-Trey Marcham, [1]; 2. 17E-Blake Edwards, [3]; 3. 15D-Andrew Deal, [6]; 4. 9U-Doug McCune, [2]; 5. 85-Matt Johnson, [4]; 6. 10-Jay Mounce, [7]; 7. 42-Hank Davis, [5] “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 44-Wesley Smith, [1]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy, [4]; 3. 15D-Andrew Deal, [6]; 4. 32-Trey Marcham, [7]; 5. 17E-Blake Edwards, [8]; 6. 51-Kade Taylor, [9]; 7. 77-Payton Pierce, [2]; 8. 23-Hannah Adair, [12]; 9. 17Z-Zac Moody, [11]; 10. 9U-Doug McCune, [13]; 11. 24-Hunter Fischer, [21]; 12. 52-Craig Oakes, [17]; 13. 27B-A.J. Burns, [20]; 14. 10-Jay Mounce, [16]; 15. 19-Pierce Urbanosky, [14]; 16. 8K-Jonathan Beason, [5]; 17. 71WG-Weston Gorham, [10]; 18. 85-Matt Johnson, [15]; 19. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [18]; 20. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [3]; 21. 42-Hank Davis, [19]; 22. 59-Austin Shores, [22] BOSS Performance High Point Driver: Wesley Smith.
  19. BMI Racing Products Dodge City 200 Enduro Entry Forms Available Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 14, 2018) – Something a little different will be coming to Dodge City Raceway Park in September with the Inaugural BMI Racing Products Dodge City 200 Enduro. The event featuring strictly stock cars will take place on Saturday, September 22, and will go for 200 laps or two hours. The green flag will fly on the event at 7:30 p.m. Entry into the event is $100. However, those that pre-register by September 1 can enter for just $50. Entry forms are available athttp://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/DCRP-Enduro-2018-Entry-Form-BMI.pdf. The BMI Racing Parts Dodge City 200 rounds out a full season of action at Dodge City Raceway Park that includes this weekend’s Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals, July's Driver’s Appreciation Night, the Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem and then Coaches Race in August, the Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event in September and then the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series in October to finish off the year. In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Saturday night, October 20. The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/. Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.
  20. Reutzel Leads Way into All Star Ohio Sprint Speedweek after Pair of Empire State Top Fives by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (June 14, 2018) – Nine consecutive nights of racing at eight different tracks throughout Ohio is on tap for Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team. The 36th Annual All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek fires off Friday night at Attica Raceway Park before circumnavigating the Buckeye State over the following eight nights. While current All Star points leader Reutzel is familiar with Speedweek events with last year’s ASCS Speedweek title to his credit, a Speedweek consisting of nine nights is a different animal. “It will be a lot different,” Reutzel says. “The only thing about this that will be easier is that the tracks are a lot closer together for the most part so there isn’t as much travel from track to track.” Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car team are prepared for the grind that is about to begin. “We have all our stuff in order, we have a lot of spares ready to go just in case,” Reutzel says. Reutzel enters the nine-race stretch with a 32-point advantage in the All Star Circuit of Champions title chase after posting a pair of fourth-place finishes in last weekend’s Empire State triple. “It wasn’t the best of weekends for us,” Reutzel says. “We gave up a few points, but at least we still came out with the lead and had a couple of decent finishes.” The weekend began at Dundee, New York’s Outlaw Speedway where Reutzel drove the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry to a fourth-place finish from the ninth starting position. “We just missed the top two in qualifying then ran third in the heat, so that put us starting ninth in the feature,” Reutzel recalls. “We missed it in the feature, we just weren’t that good. I got to fourth because people broke and wrecked in front of us.” The Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team moved on to Busti’s Stateline Speedway on Saturday night where Reutzel finished out the night in 17th. “Tony (Stewart) got by in the feature and he was sliding himself, I tried the sliding myself line and hit a rut and spun it,” Reutzel says. “I had to go to the back and it was such a small track that it was hard to pass so we pretty much just stayed in line.” Reutzel finished out the weekend on Sunday night at Weedsport Speedway by carrying a damaged Sprint Car to a fourth-place finish. “The track was falling off quick in qualifying, and we were the last car in our group and managed to time in third,” Reutzel relates. “We were second in the heat and then second in the Dash, but we weren’t that great in either race.” Gridding the feature fourth, Reutzel was damaged before the opening lap was in the books. “The polesitter spun getting into one and got into my left rear,” Reutzel says. “I slid into the wall and knocked the Jacobs ladder off. I decided to stay out and see if it would work.” Reutzel managed to hold down second much of the way before finishing out the night in fourth. “It was a handful, but I was still able to hold second most of the race,” Reutzel says. “I couldn’t stay with Carson (Macedo) though, then the bottom came in late and (Paul) McMahan and (Danny) Dietrich got by. I just didn’t chase the track to the bottom soon enough.” With New York in the rearview mirror, nine Ohio nights await Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 Sprint Car team. 2018 Quick Stats: 26 races, 3 wins, 10 top-fives, 14 top-tens. Up Next: All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek Friday, June 15 – Attica Raceway Park Saturday, June 16 – Eldora Speedway Sunday, June 17 – Waynesfield Raceway Park Monday, June 18 – Wayne County Speedway Tuesday, June 19 – Sharon Speedway Wednesday, June 20 – Atomic Speedway Thursday, June 21 – Muskingum County Speedway Friday, June 22 – Limaland Motorsports Park Saturday, June 23 – Atomic Speedway 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.
  21. Sooner Series Double for POWRi West Midgets this Weekend by Lonnie Wheatley TULSA, Okla. (June 12, 2018) – The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA fires back into action with a pair of events in the Sooner State this weekend. The series takes to the ¼-mile Red Dirt Raceway near Meeker on Friday night for the Third Annual Sooner Midget Nationals before moving on to Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway on Saturday night. Both events will count toward POWRi West Sooner Series points as well as POWRi West overall points. In total, more than $12,000 in points fund money is up for grabs in the POWRi West Midget League and POWRi West Sooner Series action for 2018. Friday’s Third Annual Sooner Midget Nationals at Red Dirt Raceway marks the series second stop of the season at Meeker after Tahlequah’s Ace McCarthy survived a last-lap slider from Blake Hahn to win the April 13 feature. After Christopher Bell swept the season-opening Turnpike Challenge double at I-44 Riverside Speedway, Broken Arrow’s Jonathan Beason topped the most recent event in Oklahoma City on May 5. Thus far, the POWRi West Midget League has offered up eight different winners in nine events with 14-yard-old Hank Davis of Sand Springs, OK, and Wesley Smith of Nixa, MO, the series most recent winners at Airport Raceway’s “Midget Roundup” in Garden City, KS, over Memorial Day weekend. Springfield, Missouri’s Kory Schudy sits atop the championship point charts going into this weekend’s pair of events with a 490-point lead over Hank Davis. A May 12 winner at Port City, Schudy leads the series with a handful of top-five finishes including a current streak of three consecutive podium finishes. Davis is just 160 points ahead of 15-year-old Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, OK, in the battle for second in points with Broken Arrow’s Hannah Adair and Wesley Smith rounding out the current top five. The balance of the current top ten includes Zach Daum, Ace McCarthy, Hunter Fischer, Grady Chandler and Brendon Wiseley. In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer and A1 Machine. Contingency sponsors include Smith Ti (Heat One), Keizer Wheels (Heat Two), Saldana Products (Heat Three), Rod End Supply (Heat Four), Pyrotech (Heat Five), BOSS Performance (High Point Driver), MPI “Official Steering Wheel” of POWRi West, Esslinger Engineering Performance Award (top-finishing Esslinger entry), and the MyChron Tom/AIM bonus of $300 (1st), $150 (2nd) and $50. Racing action at Meeker’s Red Dirt Raceway gets under way at 8:00 p.m. on Friday night with Saturday’s card at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway firing off at 7:00 p.m. Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway is located 4.5 miles north of US 62 on SR 18. For more information, contact the track at 405-318-0198 or check online at https://www.reddirtraceway.com/. I-44 Riverside Speedway is located in southwest Oklahoma City off I-44 Exit 109, then 0.1 miles east on 149th then south. For more information, contact the track at 405-633-1583 or check online at https://www.i44riversidespeedway.com/. The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA is slated for 29 nights of competition at 13 different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. The POWRi West Sooner Series consists of the dozen events in the state of Oklahoma. More information regarding the POWRi West Midget League is available at http://www.powri.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PowRiWest/.
  22. Empire State Triple for All Star Points Leader Reutzel after Another Win by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (June 7, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel continued his strong start to the All Star Circuit of Champions season aboard the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car with another win in last Friday’s event at Sarver, Pennsylvania’s Lernerville Speedway. With that triumph, Reutzel carries a 28-point advantage in the series championship points chase into this weekend’s trio of events in New York. The weekend begins at Dundee’s Outlaw Speedway on Friday night before moving on to Jamestown’s Stateline Speedway on Saturday and then wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway. In addition to last weekend’s Lernerville triumph, the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car had another strong outing on Saturday night in Posse territory at Port Royal Speedway that was cut short by a cut tire. Sunday’s scheduled card at Bedford Speedway was rained out. Reutzel’s first visit to Lernerville Speedway started out in promising fashion with the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry turning the quickest lap in hot laps and then backing it up by posting a quick time of 13.126 seconds in qualifying. After transferring through heat race action, Reutzel drew the one pill for the Dash and raced to another win to earn the front row outside starting position for the 30-lap feature. Fellow front row starter Dave Blaney jumped into the early lead but only briefly, as Reutzel charged to the front on the third round and never looked back as he went on to his third overall win of the year and second in All Star competition. “The bottom was fast in the heats and the dash. I searched around some when the feature started and found the middle of one and two was fast and the top of three and four was really good,” Reutzel explains. “Once I got to the lead, we were really good in clean air and then we were slicing through traffic really well too.” A caution with nine laps to go was some cause for concern though. “I saw that (Tim) Shaffer was behind me and if anyone had a home track advantage there then it would be him, so that made me a little nervous,” Reutzel admits. “I drove harder the last ten laps than I did the entire race.” There was little need for worry though, as Reutzel raced on to the $5,000 triumph. Saturday found the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team in action at Port Royal Speedway. “We just wanted to test for the Tuscarora 50 and we were happy with some of the things we were trying,” Reutzel says. After racing from eighth to third in his heat race, Reutzel charged from sixth to second on the opening lap of the feature and was soon challenging Trey Starks for the lead. “I got to Trey and he was running a fast pace on the fence,” Reutzel recalls. “I tried to save my tires by rolling the middle, I was taking it easy until I got to him with 17 laps to go.” Reutzel soon went for the lead. “I slid Trey, but I got in some dirty air and cut a tire when I got into the fence a little bit,” Reutzel says. Despite the final outcome, it was an encouraging outing in preparation for later events this season at Port Royal. This weekend brings Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 to three new tracks in New York. And new venues have gone well for the team thus far in 2018. “Hopefully we can keep our new track streak alive, it’s gone well so far this year,” Reutzel wraps up. 2018 Quick Stats: 23 races, 3 wins, 8 top-fives, 12 top-tens. Up Next: Friday – All Star Circuit of Champions at Outlaw Speedway (Dundee, NY). Saturday – All Star Circuit of Champions at Stateline Speedway (Jamestown, NY). Sunday – All Star Circuit of Champions at Weedsport (NY) Speedway. 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.
  23. Sanders Edges Johnny Scott in USMTS Return to DCRP as Kenney, Munoz & Wahrman Score as Well by Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 8, 2018) – The long-awaited return of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) to the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park lived up to the hype as Happy, TX, native Rodney Sanders edged Johnny Scott by just 0.099 seconds in Friday night’s 40-lap feature event to take the $3,000 winner’s share. While Sanders picked up his second USMTS win in as many Kansas nights, Brandon Kenney raced to victory lane in the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature, defending track champion Angel Munoz picked off his first IMCA Stock Car win of the season and Duane Wahrman added his third IMCA Hobby Stock win of the season as a total of 84 cars filled the pit area. The USMTS feature came down to a dramatic finish with Sanders battling for the point with the sibling duo of Johnny and Stormy Scott. Stormy Scott had opened the race by leading the initial 11 circuits before Johnny Scott worked the upper portion of the track to take command on the 12th round as Sanders held down third position. They raced in that fashion until the first of just two cautions flew soon after the midway point, with Sanders battling past Johnny Scott on the restart and then ultimately taking the lead away from Stormy Scott on the 31stlap. The duo battled in side-by-side fashion over the closing circuits with Johnny Scott nipping at their heels. The trio came upon a lapped car on the 39th lap, with Sanders making an evasive move in turn two to the top side to navigate the traffic and then Stormy Scott looping it off the exit of turn two to bring out the final caution. The battle was down to Sanders and Johnny Scott for the final two rounds. Sanders held the edge with Scott making one last charge off of the final corner that fell less than a half car-length short at the line. “Stormy really got the topside rolling, I was glad when that first caution came out to give me a chance,” Sanders said in victory lane. “There was a little traction on the very bottom. But it was pretty tricky, it was hard to hit it right every time.” Las Cruces’ Johnny Scott settled for runner-up honors with New Sharon, Iowa’s Zack VanderBeek filling out the podium third. Chandler, Arizona’s Ricky Thornton, Jr., crossed the stripe fourth with Woodward, Oklahoma’s Derrick Ramirez racing from 14th to round out the top five. Missouri’s Terry Phillips was sixth with the Tucson duo of Jake O’Neil and R.C. Whitwell in seventh and eighth. Missouri’s Austin Siebert was ninth with Louisiana’s Cade Dillard completing the top ten. In the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature, Woodward, Oklahoma’s Brandon Kenney battled into the lead in the early going then held off reigning track champion Jeff Kaup over the final half of the race to post the win. With Kenney gridding the field outside the third row, he needed just four circuits to overtake early pacesetter Denver Howard for the point with Kaup taking over second the night time around. Kaup kept the pressure on the rest of the way, but Kenney was up to the task. Ronnie Hults rallied from 15th to take third behind Kenney and Kaup with 13th-starter Dakota Sproul and 18th-starter Courtney McCartney rounding out the top five. In IMCA Stock Car action, Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz became the fourth different winner in as many rounds of championship action by leading the final six rounds of the 15-lapper. With defending track champion Munoz starting in fifth, Larry Baird led the opening three laps before Gregg Schell emerged from a three-wide battle for the lead with Munoz and Troy Burkhart quickly moving into second and third. Munoz went to work on Schell and finally edged into the lead on the tenth round. With Munoz pacing the closing laps, Burkhart and Schell raced side-by-side for second until Burkhart surged ahead in the final feet to take runner-up honors. Schell settled for third with Chris Oliver and Shannon Maughlin rounding out the top five. Pratt’s Duane Wahrman needed just three laps to take command of the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature en route to his third triumph of the year. But after taking the lead away from Tobby Schield in the early going, Wahrman had his hands full the rest of the way with Reagan Sellard on his rear bumper. Sellard finally snuck under Wahrman to take command upon the completion of the 14th lap only to get loose exiting turn two and spin to the infield. Wahrman took quick advantage, racing on to the stripe just ahead of Tathan Burkhart with Shay Simones, Schield and Braxton Berry rounding out the top five. Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park with next weekend’s $3,000-to-win Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals on Friday and Saturday, June 15-16. IMCA Stock Cars will be in action as well on both night with IMCA Sport Modifieds joining in on Saturday’s card. Dodge City Raceway Park - June 8, 2018 Results - United State Modified Touring Series (USMTS): Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 1st-Johnny Scott, 2. 2s-Stormy Scott, 3. 97-Cade Dillard, 4. 75-Terry Phillips, 5. 91d-Scott Drake, 6. 9-Cole Traugott, 7. 91-Joe Duvall, 8. 05-Rick Taylor. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 33z-Zack VanderBeek, 3. 23-Adam Kates, 4. 96jr-Jon Herring, 5. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 6. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 7. 25p-Mike Petersilie. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 19r-Ryan Gustin, 2. 16-Austin Siebert, 3. 0-Jake O’Neil, 4. 71T-R.C. Whitwell, 5. 23-Logan Robertson, 6. 5k-Kyle Prauner, 7. 21-Austin Bonner. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 69-Lucas Schott, 2. 20-Rodney Sanders, 3. 4r-Dereck Ramirez, 4. 52c-Alex Cammon, 5. 25c-Johnny Cammon, 6. 44-Mike Lunow, 7. 8c-Chris Clark. First “B” Main (10 Laps – 5 Transfer): 1. 97-Cade Dillard, 2. 91d-Scott Drake, 3. 9-Cole Traugott, 4. 52c-Alex Cammon, 5. 5k-Kyle Prauner, 6. 21-Austin Bonner, 7. 91-Joe Duvall, 8. 23-Logan Robertson, 9. 05-Rick Taylor. Second “B” Main (10 Laps – 5 Transfer): 1. 4r-Dereck Ramirez, 2. 71T-R.C. Whitwell, 3. 25c-Johnny Cammon, 4. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 5. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 6. 44-Mike Lunow, 7. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 8. 8c-Chris Clark. “A” Main (40 Laps): 1. 20-Rodney Sanders (3), 2. 1st-Johnny Scott (1), 3. 33z-Zack VanderBeek (4), 4. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr. (8), 5. 4r-Dereck Ramirez (14), 6. 75-Terry Phillips (11), 7. 0-Jake O’Neil (9), 8. 71T-R.C. Whitwell (16), 9. 16-Austin Siebert (10), 10. 97-Cade Dillard (13), 11. 19r-Ryan Gustin (2), 12. 91-Joe Duvall (23), 13. 23-Adam Kates (5), 14. 9-Cole Traugott (17), 15. 91d-Scott Drake (15), 16. 2s-Stormy Scott (6), 17. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 18. 71-Jesse Hoskins (20), 19. 52c-Alex Cammon (19), 20. 25c-Johnny Cammon (18), 21. 5k-Kyle Prauner (21), 22. 69-Lucas Schott (7), 23. 23-Logan Robertson (24), 24. 96jr-Jon Herring (12). Lap Leaders: Johnny Scott 1-11, Stormy Scott 12-34, Rodney Sanders 31-40. IMCA Sport Modifieds: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 09-Robert Elliott, 2. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 3. 11h-Denver Howard, 4. 65-Kohl Ricke, 5. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 6. 42c-Courtney McCartney, 7. 42-Ronnie Hults, 8. 10-Alex Wiens, 9. 12d-Brad Johnson, Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 3d-Garrett Donley, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 37-Bart Baker, 4. 09x-Brett Berry, 5. 21-Joey Maupin, 6. 7-Jarett Lunow, 7. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 8. 83-Matthew Shenberger, 9. 17-Kiowa Higdon. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 8-Brian May, 2. 34s-Sturgis Streeter, 3. 08-Dakota Sproul, 4. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 5. 09b-Brock Berry, 6. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 7. 18-Kyle Wiens, 8. 4-Freddy McCoy. “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 2. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 3. 42-Ronnie Hults, 4. 7-Jarett Lunow, 5 10-Alex Wiens, 6. 42c-Courtney McCartney, 7. 21-Joey Maupin, 8. 12d-Brad Johnson, 9. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 10. “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 42-Ronnie Hults, 4. 08-Dakota Sproul, 5. 42c-Courtney McCartney, 6. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 7. 10-Alex Wiens, 8. 7-Jarett Lunow, 9. 8-Brian May, 10. 3d-Garrett Donley, 11. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 12. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 13. 37-Bart Baker, 14. 12d-Brad Johnson, 15. 21-Joey Maupin, 16. 11h-Denver Howard, 17. 65-Kohl Ricke, 18. 09x-Brett Berry, 19. 34s-Sturgis Streeter, 20. 09-Robert Elliott. IMCA Stock Cars: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 3-Chris Oliver, 3. 89-Gregg Schell, 4. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 5. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 6. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 7. 33-Marlin Hogie. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 52-Larry Baird, 2. 47-Landon Maddox, 3. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 4. 52T-Travis Baird, 5. 127-Tommy Fose, 6. 57-Will Bauer, 7. 20-Tyler Walker. “A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 3. 89-Greg Schell, 4. 3-Chris Oliver, 5. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 6. 52T-Travis Baird, 7. 47-Landon Maddox, 8. 127-Tommy Fose, 9. 57-Will Bauer, 10. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 11. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 12. 20-Tyler Walker, 13. 33-Marlin Hogie, 14. 52-Larry Baird. IMCA Hobby Stocks: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 19-Brett Copeland, 3. 15b-Braxton Berry, 4. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 5. 72T-Tobby Schield, 6. 81d-Mike Davis. DNS: 5s-Derrick Sprott. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 2. 22ss-Shay Simones, 3. 57-Chad Kelley, 4. 12r-Brooke Russell, 5. 22r-Dan Rogers, 6. 7-Tom Reed, 7. 24b-Sheri Berger, 8. 250-Tathan Burkhart. “A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 2. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 3. 22ss-Shay Simones, 4. 72T-Tobby Schield, 5. 15b-Braxton Berry, 6. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 7. 12r-Brooke Russell, 8. 22r-Dan Rogers, 9. 57-Chad Kelley, 10. 19-Brett Copeland, 11. 7-Tom Reed, 12. 81d-Mike Davis, 13. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 14. 24b-Sheri Berger. DNS: 5s-Derrick Sprott. 5 Attachments
  24. USMTS Modifieds Friday at DCRP by Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 6, 2018) – The wait is over. After a 14 year hiatus, the world’s top Modified racers will converge upon the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park on Friday night. The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) makes its return to the state-of-the-art facility in southwest Kansas for a $3,000-to-win tilt with IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks in action as well. Racing action will get under way at 7:30 p.m. While the race offers up a healthy $3,000 winner’s share, a bonus will be for grabs for those IMCA-legal Modifieds taking part in the event. The top finishing IMCA-legal Modified will earn an extra $300, with another $200 for the second IMCA-legal entry and $100 for the third IMCA-legal entry. Tucson’s Jake O’Neil leads the USMTS contingent into the event with other top contenders including Las Cruces siblings Johnny and Stormy Scott, Minnesota’s Lucas Schott and Texas native Rodney Sanders among others. Stormy Scott and Zack VanderBeek top the USMTS win charts thus far in 2018 with three triumphs each while O’Neil, Johnny Scott and Schott each have two wins apiece. Kevin Gray, Brendon Gemmill and Nick Link have each topped Modified features at DCRP thus far in 2018 with Link just four points ahead of Gray in the track’s IMCA Modified points chase. Pre-entry for Friday’s event is $110 with race day entry of $125. The event will not award any DCRP track points for IMCA Modifieds. Championship points will be on the line for the IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. Tickets for the Friday, June 8, USMTS event at Dodge City Raceway Park are just $25 for adults for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30. In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Saturday night, October 20. The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/. Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.
  25. All Star Points Leader Reutzel Charges with the Outlaws – Three Races on Tap for this Weekend by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (May 31, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel’s Memorial Day Weekend of racing was filled with some ups and some downs. It ended on a strong upside for Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team with a thrilling charge through the field from 22nd to seventh in Monday night’s World of Outlaws feature event at Indiana’s Lawrenceburg Speedway. “That’s the most fun I’ve had racing all year,” Reutzel recalls. “It was three and four wide in the pack on the restarts, it was cutthroat back there.” It wrapped up a slated four-race weekend that kicked off with a top-ten All Star Circuit of Champions finish at Attica Raceway Park, a rainout at Wayne County Speedway and then a salvaged 14th-place run at Wayne County Speedway on Sundaynight after an incident in hot laps. This weekend’s triple includes another pair of All Star events on Friday and Sunday at Pennsylvania’s Lernerville Speedway and Bedford Speedway with a stop at Port Royal Speedway scheduled in between on Saturday night. Last week’s action began at Attica Raceway Park on Friday night with Reutzel picking off a seventh-place finish aboard the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car entry for the second time in a row at Attica. “We qualified alright, although I thought we should have qualified better. Then we had a really good car it the heat race to get to the Dash,” Reutzel says. A loose car the rest of the night limited Reutzel to seventh in the feature. “We were a little loose in the Dash,” Reutzel explains. “We tried something totally different from last time since we weren’t that great then and we were still loose again. They rolled the top down after the heat races and there’s nothing to lean on, you have to roll the middle and we’re struggling with it there.” Reutzel was still in contention, battling among the lead trio. “We were contending and got together with another car and that put us back,” Reutzel says. “Seventh-place still wasn’t too bad considering how bad the car was.” After Saturday’s rainout at Orrville, Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway, Sunday’s tilt at Waynesfield Raceway Park got off to a rough start with a flip in hot laps that forced the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team to miss out on qualifying and heat race action. “We almost made it out, we were ready but it wouldn’t fire,” Reutzel explains. “We had a bad MSD box in it.” After running a few laps to feel the car out in “B” Main action, Reutzel gridded the feature field in 25th and climbed 11 positions to salvage a 14th-place finish to maintain the All Star points lead. “We were just okay in the feature, getting to 14th was about all we had,” Reutzel says. Reutzel saved the best of the weekend for last with his Monday night World of Outlaws Hard Charger effort aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine. “We tried something in qualifying and it just didn’t work like we had hoped,” Reutzel said of a qualifying time that was 21st among the 34-car field. The night was on the upswing from there. “We were pretty good in the ‘B’ and in the ‘A’ Main the car was awesome,” Reutzel recalls. Reutzel rallied through the field, picking off 15 positions along the way to earn a seventh-place finish. “I think we might have had a little more, I slid Jason Johnson for sixth right before the finish but couldn’t quite stick it,” Reutzel explains. “It was pretty badass to go from 22nd to seventh with that group of guys.” Reutzel will take that momentum into this weekend’s trio of events in Pennsylvania at Lernerville, Port Royal and Bedford. 2018 Quick Stats: 21 races, 2 wins, 7 top-fives, 11 top-tens. Up Next: Friday – All Star Circuit of Champions at Lernerville (PA) Speedway. Saturday – 410-ci Sprint Cars at Port Royal (PA) Speedway. Sunday – All Star Circuit of Champions at Bedford (PA) Speedway. 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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