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  1. DCRP Set for Big 2018 Season with Awards Banquet in the Books by Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (January 29, 2018) – Setting the stage for a stellar 2018 racing season, Dodge City Raceway Park competitors and fans celebrated the recently-completed 2017 season with Saturday night’s annual Awards Banquet. More than 200 attendees took in Saturday night’s festivities at the Western State Bank Expo adjacent to the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval with the top contenders in each of the track’s five championship chase divisions recognized during the evening. Taking top accolades in each division were Taylor Velasquez in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, Clay Sellard in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks. “People like to think this stuff is easy, but it’s not. It takes a lot of hard work and commitment,” Velasquez of Turpin, OK, said after collecting championship honors for the second year in a row. “I’ve been in a racecar since I was eight years old and there’s no other place I would rather race, it’s a true honor to win a second championship at Dodge City Raceway Park.” While others among the top ten and each champion also picked up their hardware and point fund monies, Stock Car champ Angel Munoz picked up an extra $100 and the 2017 DCRP Feature Winner board for racking up the most feature wins over the course of the 2016 season. Munoz racked up six wins to top the overall win charts that included 28 different winners in 44 overall championship points chase feature events. Additionally, each of the top ten in the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars was awarded an SFI-approved front axle tether that becomes mandatory at the track in 2018 while the top five in each of the IMCA-sanctioned classes (Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks) received a complimentary IMCA license for the 2018 season. Check http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/media/photos/2017-dcrp-awards-banquet-january-27-2018/ for images from the 2017 DCRP Awards Banquet. With the 2017 Awards Banquet completed, attention turns to the 2018 season that begins in a few short weeks with opening night set for Saturday, March 31, after an open practice session one week earlier on March 24. The 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is loaded with a number of big events including the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series “Boot Hill Showdown” that wraps up the DCRP season on October 20, the DCRP Sprint Car Nationals on June 15-16, the inaugural USMTS event at DCRP on June 8, the Sixth Annual Modified Stampede on April 21, the Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem on August 18, the popular Driver’s Appreciation Night on July 27 and the Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on September 15 along with the introduction of a Coaches Race on August 25 and an Enduro event on September 22. 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. Sheppard Romps to $13K Wild West Shootout Finale Win with Strand & Searing Scoring as Well by Lonnie Wheatley SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 14, 2018) – Reigning World of Outlaws Late Model champion stormed to a $13,000 triumph in dominant fashion by wiring the field in Sunday night’s 50-lap Super Late Model feature that put the finishing touches on the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented O’Reilly Auto Parts at the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway clay oval. Joining the New Berlin, IL, ace in Hoker Trucking Victory Lane in the finale of the six-race mini-series were Dustin Strand in Modifieds and Cole Searing in X Modifieds. Coming away with Wild West Shootout crowns were Mike Marlar in Super Late Models, Johnny Scott in Modifieds and Searing in X Modifieds. In the 50-lap Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation Wild West Shootout finale, Sheppard gunned into the lead at the outset and slipped away from the field after some early challenges from Marlar. Even after the race’s first caution erased Sheppard’s substantial lead with just seven laps to go, he took off again and flashed under the checkered flag with a 1.884-second advantage despite losing power at the stripe. “As soon as I took the white flag, it started vibrating pretty bad,” Sheppard explained. “It was a good thing I had a pretty lead. I eased it around and it shut off at the line.” In Sheppard’s wake, Marlar outdueled two-race series winner Ricky Weiss to finish off the Wild West Shootout title with a runner-up finish. It was Marlar’s fifth finish among the top four in the six-race series. “I was eyeballin’ that trophy when we got here, thinking to myself that I’d like to that home,” Marlar said after securing the title. Weiss settled for the show position with Don Shaw and Cade Dillard rounding out the top five while Ryan Gustin was the final car on the lead lap in sixth. Dustin Strand emerged atop the 25-lap MVT/Border International USRA Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential winner in as many events by taking the finale as Las Cruces’ Johnny Scott edged Shane Sabraski by just three points for the Wild West Shootout title. Strand took the win in the finale from the fourth position ahead of pole starter Alex Stanford, 21st-starter Stormy Scott, 18th-starter Sabraski and 17th-starter Lucas Schott. Johnny Scott rebounded from an early incident to salvage a ninth place finish that proved just enough to edge Sabraski for the crown. Cole Searing put an exclamation point on his Wild West Shootout championship by edging Jason VandeKamp at the line for his third RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson feature win of the series. Working the top side of the track, Searing surged past VandeKamp exiting the final corner to take the win by just .046-seconds ahead of VandeKamp with Cole Haugland, Dewayne Tesch and Steve Muilenberg among the top five. Dates for the 2019 Wild West Shootout have been set for January 5, 6, 9, 11, 12 and 13. The 2018 Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond/Club 29 Race Cars, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border International Trucks, Arizona Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Karl Performance, Textron Off-Road, Shaw Trucking, M&S Concrete, AR Bodies, Earnhardt Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge Ram, Pro Power Engines, VP Racing Fuel, Penske Racing Shocks and Hoosier Tires. Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Results FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway – Sunday, January 14, 2018 Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation: Qualifying: Group 1: 1. 97-Cade Dillard 14.997, 2. 42s-Don Shaw 15.176, 3. 157-Mike Marlar 15.206, 4. 37w-Scott Ward 15.222, 5. 18-Chase Junghans 15.247, 6. 20-Rodney Sanders, 15.303, 7. 90-Lance Matthees 15.304, 8. 89-Mike Spatola 15.322, 9. 7d-Austin Theiss 15.497, 10. 3k-Tanner Kelick 15.552, 11. 12-Nick Bartels 16.121, 12. 01-Garrett Alberson NT. Group 2: 1. 32-Chris Simpson 15.000, 2. 91T-Tony Toste 15.130, 3. 16-Austin Seibert 15.232, 4. 2T-Ryan Gustin 15.416, 5. 15-Justin Duty 15.574, 6. 32b-Clay Daly 15.586, 7. 37x-Rob Mayea 15.602, 8. 15v-Colby Vandenbergh 15.609, 9. 28-John Cornell 16.041, 10. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell 16.101, 11. 3x-Lyndon Bolt 16.448. Group 3: 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard 15.318, 2. 7mm-Michael Maresca 15.435, 3. 7w-Ricky Weiss 15.438, 4. 75-Terry Phillips 15.724, 5. 44x-Clint Smith 15.741, 6. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr. 15.947, 7. 15k-Justin Kay 16.201, 8. 0-Jake O’Neil 16.300, 9. 38-Thomas Hunziker 16.335, 10. 22-Jonathan Ortega 16.352, 11. 26-Jon Brinkley 16.754. Group 4: 1. 54x-David Breazeale 15.324, 2. 17-Billy Franklin 15.523, 3. 86-Kyle Beard 15.526, 4. 98-Jason Rauen 15.582, 5. 10n-Rob Sanders 15.617, 6. 44-Eric Mass 15.846, 7. 18x-Cody Barnett 15.972, 8. 6T-Terry Carter 16.056, 9. 6-Casey Skyberg 16.253, 10. 32p-Bobby Pierce 16.296, 11. 78-Ed Peters 17.707. Heat Races – Top 4 advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 42s-Don Shaw, 2. 157-Mike Marlar, 3. 97-Cade Dillard, 4. 20-Rodney Sanders, 5. 18-Chase Junghans, 6. 37w-Scott Ward, 7. 01-Garrett Alberson, 8. 90-Lance Matthees, 9. 3k-Tanner Kelick, 10. 12-Nick Bartels, 11. 89-Mike Spatola, 12. 7d-Austin Theiss. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 91T-Tony Toste, 2. 16-Austin Seibert, 3. 15v-Colby Vandenbergh, 4. 15-Justin Duty, 5. 2T-Ryan Gustin, 6. 32b-Clay Daly, 7. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell, 8. 37x-Rob Mayea, 9. 28-John Cornell, 10. 3x-Lyndon Bolt, 11. 32-Chris Simpson. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 2. 7w-Ricky Weiss, 3. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 4. 75-Terry Phillips, 5. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 6. 44x-Clint Smith, 7. 0-Jake O’Neil, 8. 15k-Justin Kay, 9. 26-Jon Brinkley, 10. 22-Jonathan Ortega, 11. 38-Thomas Hunziker. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 54x-David Breazeale, 2. 17-Billy Franklin, 3. 98-Jason Rauen, 4. 86-Kyle Beard, 5. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 6. 18x-Cody Barnett, 7. 10n-Rob Sanders, 8. 6-Casey Skyberg, 9. 44-Eric Mass, 10. 78-Ed Peters, 11. 6T-Terry Carter. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 18-Chase Junghans, 2. 2T-Ryan Gustin, 3. 37w-Scott Ward, 4. 32b-Clay Daly, 5. 01-Garrett Alberson, 6. 90-Lance Matthees, 7. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell, 8. 3k-Tanner Kelick, 9. 28-John Cornell, 10. 89-Mike Spatola, 11. 7d-Austin Theiss, 12. 32-Chris Simpson. DNS: 12-Nick Bartels, 37x-Rob Mayea, 3x-Lyndon Bolt. Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 3. 0-Jake O’Neil, 4. 44x-Clint Smith, 5. 15k-Justin Kay, 6. 18x-Cody Barnett, 7. 6-Casey Skyberg, 8. 10n-Rob Sanders, 9. 22-Jonathan Ortega, 10. 6T-Terry Carter, 11. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 12. 26-Jon Brinkley, 13. 78-Ed Peters. DNS: 44-Eric Mass. “A” Main “A” Main (50 Laps): 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 2. 157-Mike Marlar, 3. 7w-Ricky Weiss, 4. 42s-Don Shaw, 5. 97-Cade Dillard, 6. 2T-Ryan Gustin, 7. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 8. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 9. 0-Jake O’Neil, 10. 15-Justin Duty, 11. 17-Billy Franklin, 12. 16-Austin Siebert, 13. 18-Chase Junghans, 14. 98-Jason Rauen, 15. 75-Terry Phillips, 16. 20-Rodney Sanders, 17. 32b-Clay Daly, 18. 37w-Scott Ward, 19. 44x-Clint Smith, 20. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 21. 15v-Colby Vandenbergh, 22. 91T-Tony Toste, 23. 86-Kyle Beard, 24. 54x-David Breazeale. MVT/Border International USRA Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 82-Christy Barnett, 2. X57-Richie Davis, 3. 98-Alex Stanford, 4. J17-Jake Gallardo, 5. 27-Chris Unrau, 6. 8a-Al Giesbrecht, 7. 2s-Stormy Scott, 8. 2J-Blake Jegtvig, 9. 29d-Brad Dierks, 10. 6d-Dustin Arneson. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 71-Dustin Strand, 2. 10c-Chad Olsen, 3. 1st-Johnny Scott, 4. 111-Bumper Jones, 5. G17-Fito Gallardo, 6. 101-Butch Reid, 7. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 8. 15k-Justin Kay, 9. 23x-Matt Gilbertson. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 131-Royal Jones, 2. 5g-Scott Greer, 3. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 4. 6-Casey Skyberg, 5. 69-Lucas Schott, 6. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr., 7. 36-Ryan Cousins, 8. 2a-Casey Arneson, 9. 7-Ken McCleskey. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 2. 30-Matt Leer, 3. 19sb-Lance Mari, 4. 23-Adam Cates, 5. 7k-Jason Krohn, 6. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 7. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 8. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 9. 71h-Jesse Hoskins. “B” Mains – Top 8 advance to “A” Main “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 69-Lucas Schott, 2. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 3. 23x-Matt Gilbertson, 4. G17-Fito Gallardo, 5. 2s-Stormy Scott, 6. 18z-Shane Devilbiss, 7. 2J-Blake Jegtvig, 8. 2a-Casey Arneson, 9. 101-Butch Reid, 10. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr., 11. 71h-Jesse Hoskins, 12. 36-Ryan Cousins, 13. 15k-Justin Kay, 14. 8a-Al Giesbrecht, 15. 7-Ken McCleskey, 16. 27-Chris Unrau, 17. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 18. 96-R.C. Whitwell. DNS: 7k-Jason Krohn, 29d-Brad Dierks, 232-Kent Arment, 60-Austin Arneson. “A” Main “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 71-Dustin Strand, 2. 98-Alex Stanford, 3. 2s-Stormy Scott, 4. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 5. 69-Lucas Schott, 6. 23-Adam Cates, 7. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 8. 30-Matt Leer, 9. 1st-Johnny Scott, 10. 131-Royal Jones, 11. 6-Casey Skyberg, 12. 111-Bumper Jones, 13. 2a-Casey Arneson, 14. 10c-Chad Olsen, 15. 82-Christy Barnett, 16. X57-Richie Davis, 17. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 18. J17-Jake Gallardo, 19. 5g-Scott Greer, 20. 23x-Matt Gilbertson, 21. 19sb-Lance Mari, 22. 2J-Blake Jeftvig, 23. G17-Fito Gallardo, 24. 18z-Zane Devilbiss (DNS). RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 17s-Lance Schill, 2. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 3. 71-Brian Strand, 4. 67-Rex Conrad, 5. 10c-Cole Haugland, 6. 82-Sherman Barnett, 7. 56-Terry Bahr, 8. 7T-Joseph Thomas, 9. 7d-Heath Dry, 10. 99-Shawn Fernkes. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 14-Shawn Strong, 2. 8n-Nick Rivera, 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, 4. 5c-Preston Carr, 5. 2-Jesse Haynie, 6. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, 7. 777-Mike Rosales, 8. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 9. 17az-Neil Eckhart, 10. 81x-Matt Spardy. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 0-Cole Searing, 2. 3J-Josh Cain, 3. 93-Gary Gorham, 4. 88-Nathan Smith, 5. 6c-Calvin Caitlin, 6. 271-Kelly Hagel, 7. 7g-Dennis Gates, 8. 5m-Wes Meeks. DNS: 3h-Noah Hollingshead. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 2. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 3. 7-Donovan Flores, 4. 1s-Scott Bintz, 5. 32-Eric Haugland, 6. 75c-Bo Partain, 7. 31-Scott Hansen, 8. 3-Dickie Gorham, 9. 15a-Aaron Phillips. “B” Main – Top 8 advance to “A” Main “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 1s-Scott Bintz, 2. 32-Eric Haugland, 3. 31-Scott Hansen, 4. 88-Nathan Smith, 5. 777-Mike Rosales, 6. 271-Kelly Hagel, 7. 7T-Joseph Thomas, 8. 81x-Matt Spardy, 9. 82-Sherman Barnett, 10. 6c-Calvin Caitlin, 11. 17az-Neil Eckhart, 12. 7d-Heath Dry, 13. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 14. 56-Terry Bahr, 15. 7g-Dennis Gates, 16. 99-Shawn Fernkes, 17. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, 18. 15a-Aaron Phillips, 19. 75c-Bo Partain. DNS: 3-Dickie Gorham, 5m-Wes Meeks, 3h-Noah Hollingshead. “A” Main “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 0-Cole Searing, 2. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 3. 10c-Cole Haugland, 4. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 5. 39-Seve Muilenberg, 6. 8n-Nick Rivera, 7. 777-Mike Rosales, 8. 7-Donovan Flores, 9. 71-Brian Strand, 10. 19-Lucas Rodin, 11. 32-Eric Haugland, 12. 31-Scott Hansen, 13. 1s-Scott Bintz, 14. 93-Gary Gorham, 15. 3J-Josh Cain, 16. 7T-Joseph Thomas, 17. 67-Rex Conrad, 18. 271-Kelly Hagel, 19. 81x-Matt Spardy, 20. 14-Shawn Strong, 21. 2-Jesse Haynie, 22. 88-Nathan Smith, 23. 17s-Lance Schill, 24. 5c-Preston Carr. Final Wild West Shootout Points through Night Six of Six: Late Models 1 157 Mike Marlar 379 2 B5 Brandon Sheppard 351 3 42s Don Shaw 339 4 32p Bobby Pierce 313 5 7w Ricky Weiss 298 6 97 Cade Dillard 255 7 32 Chris Simpson 246 8 2T Ryan Gustin 211 9 37W Scott Ward 203 10 O1 Garrett Alberson 200 11 18 Chase Junghans 191 12 54X David Braeazale 177 13 75 Terry Phillips 165 14 16 Austin Siebert 163 15 89 Mike Spatola 146 16 86 Kyle Beard 142 17 20 Rodney Sanders 132 18 7mm Michael Maresca 125 19 32b Clay Daly 123 20 96rc R.C. Whitwell 121 21 20rt Ricky Thornton, Jr. 110 22 0 Jake O'Neil 98 23 15 Justin Duty 96 24 17 Billy Franklin 95 25 44X Clint Smith 87 26 37x Robert Mayea 70 27 90 Lance Matthees 70 28 91t Tony Toste 64 29 15k Justin Kay 60 30 98 Earl Pearson, Jr. 59 31 7D Austin Theiss 55 32 3k Tanner Kelick 52 33 51 Joey Moriarty 46 34 98 Jason Rauen 43 35 90 Pat Doar 42 36 15v Colby Vandenbergh 37 37 12 Nick Bartels 36 38 10n Rob Sanders 24 39 18x Cody Barnett 20 40 28 John Cornell 17 41 3x Lyndon Bolt 16 42 44 Eric Mass 16 43 6T Terry Carter 15 44 38 Thomas Hunziker 14 45 22 Jonathan Ortega 13 46 78 Ed Peters 12 47 26 Jon Brinkley 10 48 6 Casey Skyberg 9 49 45 Dustin Bluhm 9 50 7DX Jake Davis 8 51 5 David Deetz 7 52 15x John Duty 6 53 54 Carlos Ahumanda 5 54 78s Steve Stultz 5 55 81b Bud Grossenbacher 2 56 J17 Jake Gallardo 2 57 9 Mike Masters 1 Modifieds 1 1ST Johnny Scott 342 2 7A Shane Sabraski 339 3 2s Stormy Scott 277 4 69 Lucas Schott 274 5 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr 240 6 30 Matt Leer 219 7 7K Jason Krohn 213 8 23 Matt Gilbertson 204 9 2A Casey Arneson 201 10 1TPO Tyler Peterson 200 11 15K Justin Kay 194 12 71 Dustin Strand 176 13 0 Jake O'Neil 167 14 10c Chad Olsen 162 15 2J Blake Jegtvig 161 16 99 Josh Angst 146 17 6 Casey Skyberg 139 18 111 Bumper Jones 134 19 23 Adam Cates 133 20 96 RC Whitwell 130 21 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr 119 22 5g Scott Greer 111 23 29d Brad Dierks 106 24 19sb Lance Mari 104 25 J17 Jake Gallardo 85 26 G17 Fito Gallardo 81 27 82 Christy Barnett 79 28 6D Dylan Goplen 78 29 131 Royal Jones 77 30 98 Alex Stanford 72 31 X57 Richie Davis 57 32 77X Austin Kuehl 57 33 18Z Zane DeVilbiss 52 34 71H Jesse Hoskins 52 35 21 Austin Bonner 39 36 19 Lucas Rodin 38 37 101 Butch Reid 35 38 160 Michael Maggard 35 39 4 Billy Vogel 22 40 232 Kent Arment 19 41 75 Spencer Wilson 19 42 17s Lance Schills 18 43 36 Ryan Cousins 16 44 27 Chris Unrau 12 45 7 Ken McCleskey 12 46 5m Anthony Madrid 11 47 8a Al Giesbrecht 9 48 65S Carlos Ahumada Sr 9 49 33 Steve Muilenberg 9 50 81X Brian Ruhlman 9 51 2 Rusty Koleman 8 52 82 Austin Adams 6 53 196 Joey Olschowka 6 54 F27 Lynnsee Provence 6 55 A1 Phil Dixon 6 56 40jr Bubba Stafford 4 57 121 Tim Tharp 4 58 6d Dustin Arneson 1 59 5L Cody Laney 1 60 L8 Brian Schultz 1 61 81 Scott Hansen 1 X-Modifieds 1 0 Cole Searing 403 2 30 Dewayne Tesch 318 3 39 Steve Muilenburg 310 4 19 Lucas Rodin 280 5 3J Josh Cain 274 6 1s Scott Bintz 270 7 16 Jason VandeKamp 269 8 32 Eric Haugland 219 9 10c Cole Hauglend 209 10 777 Mike Rosales 173 11 99 Shawn Fernkes 172 12 782 Miah Christensen 170 13 7 Donavon Flores 165 14 31 Scott Hansen 162 15 44GT Jaime Torres 135 16 5C Preston Carr 134 17 14 Shawn Strong 125 18 6 Dean Eggebraaten 106 19 55 Mike Hailmann 102 20 5 Daniel Anders 99 21 17s Lance Schill 97 22 88 Nathan Smith 96 23 17az Neil Eckhart 90 24 71 Dustin Strand 78 25 5r Ryan Doron 75 26 7T Joseph Thomas 74 27 2 Jesse Haynie 71 28 271 Kelly Hagel 71 29 93 Greg Gorham 67 30 67 Rex Conrad 63 31 8n Nick Rivera 57 32 81X Matt Spardy 46 33 82 Sherman Barnett 35 34 57x Chad Horst 34 35 6C Calvin Caitlin 33 36 51W Ronald Webster 31 37 2jg Jason George 30 38 28 Jesse Horst 28 39 20 Mark Harrison 28 40 3 Dickie Gorham 26 41 1 Ronny Gould 25 42 7d Heath Dry 19 43 75C Bo Partain 18 44 56 Terry Bahr 15 45 171 Jed smith 11 46 7g Dennis Gates 10 47 15 Speedy Madrid 9 48 5m Wes Meeks 7 49 11 Richie Jones 7 50 15a Aaron Phillips 6 51 5m Justin Minx 5 52 93ar A.R. Smith 4 53 94 Jalen Rice 4 54 34 James Meile 4 55 28 Peyton George 4 56 98s R.J. Bishop 2 57 8 D.J. Werkmeister 2 58 22 Todd Hoff 1 59 3h Noah Hollingshead 1
  3. Weiss Wires Wild West Shootout Round Five with Stormy Scott & Josh Cain Victorious as Well by Lonnie Wheatley SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 13, 2018) – Canada’s Ricky Weiss turned in a dominant performance in Saturday night’s fifth round of Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented O’Reilly Auto Parts action by wiring the Super Late Model field in the 40-lap feature event atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway clay oval. Weiss raced to a nearly six second triumph to pocket $5,000 in the non-stop affair for his second win of the six-race mini-series after topping the opener seven nights earlier. “This thing works in the mud, it works in the slick, it works in the rubber, it works everywhere,” Weiss commented afterwards. While Weiss reached Hoker Trucking Victory Lane again, Stormy Scott and Josh Cain posted their first wins of the mini-series in accompanying Modified and X Modified competition. In the 40-lap Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation main event, Weiss gunned into the lead at the outset and wasted little time checking out on the field to keep himself alive for a potential Keyser Manufacturing bonus of $10,000 if he can make it three wins on the week in Sunday’s $13,000-to-win finale. Don Shaw, also with a pair of wins, is eligible for the bonus as well. Weiss streaked under the checkered flag a healthy 5.852-seconds ahead of Cade Dillard with Ryan Gustin, Brandon Sheppard and Shaw rounding out the top five. The MVT/Border International USRA Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential offered up the fifth different winner in as many rounds of action with New Mexico’s Stormy Scott taking the 25-lap triumph from the third staring position. Scott raced to the line ahead of Johnny Scott, Shane Sabraski, Lucas Schott and R.C. Whitwell. Josh Cain added his name to the win ledger as well by topping the 20-lap RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson feature event. Cain became the fourth different winner of the series ahead of Miah Christensen with Lance Schill, Eric Haugland and Cole Searing among the top five. The Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts concludes with Sunday’s $13,000-to-win Super Late Model tilt that features Modifieds and X Modifieds as well. Racing action gets under way at 6:00 p.m. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at www.wildwestshootout.net/schedule/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found at www.wildwestshootout.net or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074. Wild West Shootout Hotel Information can be found at http://www.wildwestshootout.net/fan-info/lodging-2/ or by calling La Quinta Inn & Suites at 480-844-8747. The La Quinta Phoenix Mesa West is located at 902 W. Grove in Mesa, AZ. Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix. From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side. For more information, visit www.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074. The 2018 Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond/Club 29 Race Cars, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border International Trucks, Arizona Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Karl Performance, Textron Off-Road, Shaw Trucking, M&S Concrete, AR Bodies, Earnhardt Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge Ram, Pro Power Engines, VP Racing Fuel, Penske Racing Shocks and Hoosier Tires. Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Results FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway – Saturday, January 13, 2018 Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation: Qualifying: Group 1: 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard 14.967, 2. 32b-Clay Daly 15.016, 3. 7mm-Michael Maresca 15.046, 4. 10n-Rob Sanders 15.169, 5. 75-Terry Phillips 15.254, 6. 98-Jason Rauen 15.272, 7. 17-Billy Franklin 15.383, 8. 86-Kyle Beard 15.393, 9. 18-Chase Junghans 15.468, 10. 44x-Clint Smith 15.676, 11. 3x-Lyndon Bolt 16.379, 12. 5-David Deetz 16.711. Group 2: 1. 42s-Don Shaw 15.086, 2. 15-Justin Duty 15.241, 3. 37w-Scott Ward 15.250, 4. 16-Austin Seibert 15.268, 5. 2T-Ryan Gustin 15.369, 6. 91T-Tony Toste 15.382, 7. 12-Nick Bartels 15.772, 8. 18x-Cody Barnett 15.917, 9. 15v-Colby Vandenbergh 16.236, 10. 38-Thomas Hunziker 16.706, 11. 78-Ed Peters 17.762. Group 3: 1. 54x-David Breazeale 14.895, 2. 7w-Ricky Weiss 14.924, 3. 32p-Bobby Pierce 14.926, 4. 32-Chris Simpson 15.235, 5. 01-Garrett Alberson 15.352, 6. 20-Rodney Sanders 15.399, 7. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell 15.462, 8. 15k-Justin Kay 15.514, 9. 44-Eric Mass 15.832, 10. 6-Casey Skyberg 16.285, 11. 7d-Austin Theiss 16.459. Group 4: 1. 97-Cade Dillard 15.110, 2. 90-Lance Matthees 15.187, 3. 157-Mike Marlar 15.243, 4. 6T-Terry Carter 15.294, 5. 89-Mike Spatola 15.371, 6. 37x-Rob Mayea 15.549, 7. 28-John Cornell 15.691, 8. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr. 15.917, 9. 22-Jonathan Ortega 16.128, 10. 3k-Tanner Kelick 16.305, 11. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher 16.806, 12. 26-Jon Brinkley 16.840. Heat Races – Top 4 advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 2. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 3. 32b-Clay Daly, 4. 17-Billy Franklin, 5. 86-Kyle Beard, 6. 18-Chase Junghans, 7. 75-Terry Phillips, 8. 10n-Rob Sanders, 9. 44x-Clint Smith, 10. 98-Jason Rauen, 11. 3x-Lyndon Bolt. DNS: 5-David Deetz. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 42s-Don Shaw, 2. 37w-Scott Ward, 3. 2T-Ryan Gustin, 4. 16-Austin Siebert, 5. 12-Nick Bartels, 6. 15v-Colby Vandenbergh, 7. 91T-Tony Toste, 8. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 9. 15-Justin Duty, 10. 18x-Cody Barnett, 11. 78-Ed Peters. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 7w-Ricky Weiss, 2. 54x-David Breazeale, 3. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell, 4. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 5. 32-Chris Simpson, 6. 20-Rodney Sanders, 7. 01-Garrett Anderson, 8. 15k-Justin Kay, 9. 44-Eric Mass, 10. 7-Austin Theiss, 11. 6-Casey Skyberg. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 157-Mike Marlar, 2. 97-Cade Dillard, 3. 90-Lance Matthees, 4. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 5. 37x-Rob Mayea, 6. 3k-Tanner Kelick, 7. 28-John Cornell, 8. 6T-Terry Carter, 9. 26-Jon Brinkley, 10. 89-Mike Spatola, 11. 22-Jonathan Ortega, 12. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 86-Kyle Beard, 2. 18-Chase Junghans, 3. 75-Terry Phillips, 4. 10n-Rob Sanders, 5. 12-Nick Bartels, 6. 44x-Clint Smith, 7. 98-Jason Rauen, 8. 91T-Tony Toste, 9. 3x-Lyndon Bolt, 10. 15v-Cody Vandenbergh, 11. 18x-Cody Barnett, 12. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 13. 15-Justin Duty, 14. 75-Ed Peters. DNS: 5-David Deetz. Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 32-Chris Simpson, 2. 37x-Rob Mayea, 3. 01-Garrett Alberson, 4. 15k-Justin Kay, 5. 20-Rodney Sanders, 6. 7d-Austin Theiss, 7. 89-Mike Spatola, 8. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher, 9. 44-Eric Mass, 10. 3k-Tanner Kelick, 11. 28-John Cornell, 12. 6-Casey Skyberg, 13. 26-Jon Brinkley. DNS: 6T-Terry Carter, 22-Jonathan Ortega. Pro Power Dash: Dash (10 Laps): 1. 20-Rodney Sanders, 2. 12-Nick Bartels, 3. 44x-Clint Smith, 4. 89-Mike Spatola, 5. 7d-Austin Theiss, 6. 44-Eric Mass, 7. 91T-Tony Toste, 8. 98-Jason Rauen, 9. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher. “A” Main “A” Main (40 Laps): 1. 7w-Ricky Weiss, 2. 97-Cade Dillard, 3. 2T-Ryan Gustin, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 42s-Don Shaw, 6. 37w-Scott Wrard, 7. 54x-David Breazeale, 8. 157-Mike Marlar, 9. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 10. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell, 11. 01-Garrett Alberson, 12. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 13. 18-Chase Junghans, 14. 32-Chris Simpson, 15. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 16. 90-Lance Matthess, 17. 86-Kyle Beard, 18. 75-Terry Phillips, 19. 32b-Clay Daly, 20. 16-Austin Siebert, 21. 17-Billy Franklin, 22. 10n-Rob Sanders, 23. 37x-Rob Mayea, 24. 15k-Justin Kay. MVT/Border International USRA Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 6-Casey Skyberg, 2. 30-Matt Leer, 3. 5g-Scott Greer, 4. 19sb-Lance Mari, 5. 15k-Justin Kay, 6. X57-Richie Davis, 7. 111-Bumper Jones, 8. J17-Jake Gallardo, 9. 7-Ken McCleskey, 10. 101-Butch Reid, 11. 8a-Al Giesbrecht. DNS: 36-Ryan Cousins. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 69-Lucas Schott, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 29d-Brad Dierks, 4. 7x-Jason Krohn, 5. 23x-Matt Gilbertson, 6. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 7. 98-Alex Stanford, 8. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr., 9. G17-Fito Gallardo, 10. 27-Chris Unrau, 11. 2J-Blake Jegtvig, 12. 40jr-Bubba Stanford. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 10c-Chad Olsen, 2. 0-Jake O’Neil, 3. 1st-Johnny Scott, 4. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 5. 99-Josh Angst, 6. 82-Christy Barnett, 7. 71h-Jesse Hoskins, 8. 2a-Casey Arneson, 9. 71-Dustin Strand, 10. 82-Austin Adams, 11. 18z-Zane Devilbiss. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 2s-Stormy Scott, 2. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 3. 21-Austin Bonner, 4. 23-Adam Cates, 5. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 6. 131-Royal Jones, 7. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 8. 2-Rusty Koleman, 9. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 10. 65s-Carlos Ahumada, Sr. DNS: 232-Kent Arment. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 23x-Matt Gilbertson, 2. J17-Jake Gallardo, 3. 2a-Casey Arneson, 4. 131-Royal Jones, 5. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 6. G17-Fito Gallardo, 7. 111-Bumper Jones, 8. 21-Austin Bonner, 9. 7-Ken McCleskey, 10. 36-Ryan Cousins, 11. 65s-Carlos Ahumada, Sr., 12. 23-Adam Cates. DNS: 71-Dustin Strand, 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr. Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 3. 101-Butch Reid, 4. 71h-Jesse Hoskins, 5. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 6. 27-Chris Unrau, 7. 2-Rusty Koleman, 8. 98-Alex Stanford, 9. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 10. 99-Josh Angst, 11. 40jr-Bubba Stafford. DNS: 232-Kent Arment, 8a-Al Giesbrecht, 85-Austin Adams, 82-Christy Barnett. “A” Main “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 2s-Stormy Scott, 2. 1st-Johnny Scott, 3. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 4. 69-Lucas Schott, 5. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 6. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 7. 15k-Justin Kay, 8. 7k-Jason Krohn, 9. 5g-Scott Greer, 10. 10c-Chad Olsen, 11. 23x-Matt Gilbertson, 12. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 13. 2a-Casey Arneson, 14. 29d-Brad Dierks, 15. 19sb-Lance Mari, 16. J17-Jake Gallardo, 17. 30-Matt Leer, 18. X57-Richie Davis, 19. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 20. 6-Casey Skyberg, 21. 71h-Jesse Hoskins, 22. 131-Royal Jones, 23. 101-Butch Reid, 24. 0-Jake O’Neil. RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 3J-Josh Cain, 2. 28-Jesse Horst, 3. 782-Miah Christensen, 4. 5m-Wes Meeks, 5. 7T-Joseph Thomas, 6. 2-Jesse Haynie, 7. 75c-Bo Partain, 8. 56-Terry Bahr, 9. 7d-Heath Dry, 10. 98s-R.J. Bishop, 11. 94-Jalen Rice, 12. 22-Todd Hoff. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 271-Kelly Hagel, 2. 32-Eric Haugland, 3. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, 4. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 5. 99-Shawn Fernkes, 6. 10c-Cole Haugland, 7. 5-Daniel Anders, 8. 1s-Scott Bintz, 9. 8n-Nick Rivera, 10. 171-Jed Smith, 11. 8-D.J. Werkmeister, 12. 15a-Aaron Phillips. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 17s-Lance Schill, 2. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 3. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 4. 88-Nathan Smith, 5. 5c-Preston Carr, 6. 93ar-A.R. Smith, 7. 7g-Dennis Gates, 8. 34-James Meile, 9. 3h-Noah Hollingshead, 10. 57x-Chad Horst, 11. 67-Rex Conrad, 12. 3-Dickie Gorham. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 19-Lucas Rodin, 2. 7-Donovan Flores, 3. 0-Cole Searing, 4. 777-Mike Rosales, 5. 93-Gary Gorham, 6. 31-Scott Hansen, 7. 44JT-Jaime Flores, 8. 17az-Neil Eckhart, 9. 82-Sherman Barnett, 10. 6c-Calvin Caitlin, 11. 81x-Matt Spardy, 12. 14-Shawn Strong. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 44JR-Jaime Torres, 2. 31-Scott Hansen, 3. 93-Gary Gorham, 4. 17az-Neil Eckhart, 5. 75c-Bo Partain, 6. 14-Shawn Strong, 7. 8n-Nick Rivera, 8. 88-Nathan Smith, 9. 6c-Calvin Caitlin, 10. 1s-Scott Bintz, 11. 15a-Aaron Phillips, 12. 93ar-A.R. Smith, 13. 98s-R.J. Bishop, 14. 7g-Dennis Gates, 15. 8-D.J. Werkmeister, 16. 94-Jalen Rice. Second “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 777-Mike Rosales, 2. 2-Jesse Haynie, 3. 5-Daniel Anders, 4. 10c-Cole Haugland, 5. 56-Terry Bahr, 6. 5m-Wes Meeks, 7. 7d-Heath Dry, 8. 34-James Meile, 9. 82-Sherman Barnett, 10. 81x-Matt Spardy, 11. 171-Jed Smith, 12. 3-Dickie Gorham. DNS: 71-Brian Strand, 67-Rex Conrad, 3h-Noah Hollingshead, 22-Todd Hoff. “A” Main “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 3J-Josh Cain, 2. 782-Miah Christensen, 3. 17s-Lance Schill, 4. 32-Eric Haugland, 5. 0-Cole Searing, 6. 99-Shawn Fernkes, 7. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 8. 10c-Cole Haugland, 9. 777-Mike Rosales, 10. 17az-Neil Eckhart, 11. 19-Lucas Rodin, 12. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 13. 5-Daniel Anders, 14. 271-Kelly Hagel, 15. 7-Donovan Flores, 16. 5c-Preston Carr, 17. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, 18. 7T-Joseph Thomas, 19. 28-Jesse Horst, 20. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 21. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 22. 2-Jesse Haynie, 23. 31-Scott Hansen, 24. 93-Gary Gorham. Current Wild West Shootout Points through Night Four of Six: Late Models 1 157 Mike Marlar 192 2 42s Don Shaw 189 3 B5 Brandon Sheppard 176 4 32p Bobby Pierce 167 5 32 Chris Simpson 149 6 O1 Garrett Alberson 141 7 75 Terry Phillips 115 8 18 Chase Junghans 107 9 54X David Braeazale 106 10 86 Kyle Beard 105 11 89 Mike Spatola 103 12 2T Ryan Gustin 98 13 7w Ricky Weiss 94 14 16 Austin Siebert 89 15 37W Scott Ward 80 16 97 Cade Dillard 79 17 20 Rodney Sanders 61 18 0 Jake O'Neil 60 19 44X Clint Smith 55 20 15 Justin Duty 55 21 7D Austin Theiss 49 22 51 Joey Moriarty 46 23 96rc R.C. Whitwell 46 24 32b Clay Daly 44 25 3k Tanner Kelick 41 26 90 Lance Matthees 41 27 91t Tony Toste 38 28 15k Justin Kay 34 29 6 Ricky Thornton, Jr. 34 30 90 Pat Doar 31 31 37x Robert Mayea 30 32 12 Nick Bartels 28 33 17 Billy Franklin 26 34 7mm Michael Maresca 18 35 18x Cody Barnett 12 36 44 Eric Mass 11 37 6T Terry Carter 10 38 28 John Cornell 10 39 98 Jason Rauen 10 40 45 Dustin Bluhm 9 41 3x Lyndon Bolt 9 42 10n Rob Sanders 9 43 22 Jonathan Ortega 8 44 38 Thomas Hunziker 8 45 7DX Jake Davis 8 46 78 Ed Peters 6 47 15x John Duty 6 48 54 Carlos Ahumanda 5 49 5 David Deetz 5 50 78s Steve Stultz 5 51 6 Casey Skyberg 4 52 26 Jon Brinkley 4 53 15v Colby Vandenbergh 2 54 J17 Jake Gallardo 2 55 9 Mike Masters 1 Modifieds 1 1ST Johnny Scott 175 2 7A Shane Sabraski 173 3 69 Lucas Schott 153 4 7K Jason Krohn 148 5 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr 140 6 99 Josh Angst 135 7 23 Matt Gilbertson 120 8 2A Casey Arneson 117 9 30 Matt Leer 103 10 15K Justin Kay 97 11 0 Jake O'Neil 85 12 2s Stormy Scott 85 13 71 Dustin Strand 81 14 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr 81 15 6 Casey Skyberg 79 16 2J Blake Jegtvig 78 17 23 Adam Cates 73 18 29d Brad Dierks 72 19 6D Dylan Goplen 71 20 G17 Fito Gallardo 65 21 1TPO Tyler Peterson 58 22 111 Bumper Jones 54 23 10c Chad Olsen 51 24 19sb Lance Mari 46 25 44 Christy Barnett 43 26 18Z Zane DeVilbiss 40 27 5g Scott Greer 39 28 19 Lucas Rodin 38 29 J17 Jake Gallardo 37 30 160 Michael Maggard 34 31 96 RC Whitwell 27 32 131 Royal Jones 20 33 4 Billy Vogel 19 34 75 Spencer Wilson 18 35 232 Kent Arment 16 36 5m Anthony Madrid 11 37 36 Ryan Cousins 10 38 71H Jesse Hoskins 10 39 21 Austin Bonner 9 40 77X Austin Kuehl 9 41 81X Brian Ruhlman 9 42 196 Joey Olschowka 6 43 7 Ken McCleskey 6 44 F27 Lynnsee Provence 6 45 33 Steve Muilenberg 6 46 A1 Phil Dixon 6 47 65S Carlos Ahumada Sr 5 48 X57 Richie Davis 5 49 2 Rusty Koleman 4 50 121 Tim Tharp 4 51 8a Al Giesbrecht 2 52 27 Chris Unrau 2 53 L8 Brian Schultz 1 54 81 Scott Hansen 1 X-Modifieds 1 0 Cole Searing 204 2 1s Scott Bintz 191 3 30 Dewayne Tesch 173 4 39 Steve Muilenburg 155 5 19 Lucas Rodin 137 6 16 Jason VandeKamp 118 7 44GT Jaime Torres 117 8 3J Josh Cain 115 9 99 Shawn Fernkes 111 10 55 Mike Hailmann 102 11 782 Miah Christensen 100 12 31 Scott Hansen 91 13 14 Shawn Strong 87 14 5C Preston Carr 83 15 10c Cole Hauglend 71 16 6 Dean Eggebraaten 71 17 32 Eric Haugland 63 18 7 Donavon Flores 59 19 17az Neil Eckhart 50 20 88 Nathan Smith 49 21 777 Mike Rosales 47 22 2 Jesse Haynie 44 23 5r Ryan Doron 39 24 57x Chad Horst 31 25 2jg Jason George 30 26 7T Joseph Thomas 29 27 51W Ronald Webster 29 28 67 Rex Conrad 28 29 20 Mark Harrison 28 30 82 Sherman Barnett 27 31 5 Daniel Anders 25 32 81X Matt Spardy 25 33 6C Calvin Caitlin 24 34 271 Kelly Hagel 16 35 71 Dustin Strand 15 36 7d Heath Dry 14 37 75C Bo Partain 9 38 15 Speedy Madrid 9 39 56 Terry Bahr 8 40 11 Richie Jones 7 41 171 Jed smith 7 42 5m Justin Minx 5 43 28 Peyton George 4 44 7g Dennis Gates 3 45 34 James Meile 2
  4. Marlar Masters Wild West Shootout Round Four with Jegtvig & Searing also Posting Wins by Lonnie Wheatley SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 12, 2018) – After being in the hunt throughout the previous rounds, Tennessee’s Mike Marlar put together a perfect night on Friday to capture his first Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented O’Reilly Auto Parts win in the 30-lap Super Late Model feature event atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway. Marlar wired the field to capture the $5,000 bag o’ loot after finishing no lower than fourth in the opening three legs of the six race mini-series. “We were close there all week long,” Marlar commented in victory lane. “Little things were keeping us out.” While Marlar became the third different winner in four Super Late Model events, Blake Jegtvig became the fourth different winner in as many Modified main events while Cole Searing posted his second X Modified win of the week. After establishing the fastest overall time in group qualifying and then winning his heat race, Shaw gunned into the lead at the outset of the 30-lap Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation feature and led all the way en route to Hoker Trucking Victory Lane for his first career Wild West Shootout triumph. Marlar kept opening round winner Ricky Weiss at bay over the final half of the race to secure the win by 0.638-seconds. “I got by a few little tight spots with some lapped cars, but got through ‘em good.” Weiss settled for runner-up honors with defending Wild West Shootout champ Bobby Pierce rounding out the podium in third after holding down second until the 18th lap. Chris Simpson and Earl Pearson, Jr., rounded out the top five. After a 12th-place finish, two-time winner Don Shaw still has a shot at an extra $25,000 from the Keyser Manufacturing Quarter-Million Bonus if he can top the final two rounds. Marlar and Weiss have a shot at a $10,000 bonus if either can win the final two events. Blake Jegtvig made it four different winners in as many rounds of MVT/Border International USRA Modified presented by Arizona Differential action by parking it in Hoker Trucking Victory Lane after 25 laps of action. Jegtvig took the win from the third starting position with 11th-starter Stormy Scott, current Wild West Shootout points leader Johnny Scott, pole starter Jake O’Neil and Tyler Peterson rounding out the top five. Cole Searing became the first repeat winner in RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson competition by taking the checkered flag in the 20-lap feature event. Searing beat Round Three winner Jason VandeKamp to the line with Eric Hauglane, Lucas Rodin and Josh Cain rounding out the top five. Wild West Shootout action continues at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway with Round Five on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. with the finale set for Sunday at 5:00 p.m. A $5,000 winner’s share is up for grabs for the Super Late Models through the opening five nights of competition before the stakes are upped to $13,000-to-win for the January 14 finale. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at www.wildwestshootout.net/schedule/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found at www.wildwestshootout.net or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074. Wild West Shootout Hotel Information can be found at http://www.wildwestshootout.net/fan-info/lodging-2/ or by calling La Quinta Inn & Suites at 480-844-8747. The La Quinta Phoenix Mesa West is located at 902 W. Grove in Mesa, AZ. Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix. From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side. For more information, visit www.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074. Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Results FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway – Friday, January 12, 2018 Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation: Qualifying: Group 1: 1. 7w-Ricky Weiss 14.687, 2. 98-Earl Pearson, Jr., 14.717, 3. 32b-Clay Daly 14.880, 4. 75-Terry Phillips 15.071, 5. 15v-Colby Vandenberg 15.096, 6. 37x-Rob Mayea 15.100, 7. 7mm-Michael Maresca 15.165, 8. 90-Pat Doar 15.210, 9. 15-Justin Duty 15.239, 10. 86-Kyle Beard 15.274, 11. 12-Nick Bartels 15.502, 12. 5-David Deetz 16.808. Group 2: 1. 157-Mike Marlar 14.535, 2. 2T-Ryan Gustin 14.950, 3. 97-Cade Dillard 15.041, 4. 7-Austin Theiss 15.043, 5. 3k-Tanner Kelick 15.185, 6. 20-Rodney Sanders 15.215, 7. 44-Eric Mass 15.302, 8. 17-Billy Franklin 15.376, 9. 18x-Cody Barnett 15.739, 10. 6-Casey Skyberg 15.844, 11. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell 15.946, 12. 26-Jon Brinkley 16.575. Group 3: 1. 44x-Clint Smith 14.937, 2. 32p-Bobby Pierce 14.981, 3. 89-Mike Spatola 15.060, 4. 15k-Justin Kay 15.282, 5. 18-Chase Junghans 15.286, 6. 45-Dustin Bluhm 15.368, 7. 3x-Lyndon Bolt 15.687, 8. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 15.789, 9. 6T-Terry Carter 15.903, 10. 38-Thomas Hunziker 16.150, 11. 78-Ed Peters 17.294. Group 4: 1. 32-Chris Simpson 14.911, 2. 37w-Scott Ward 14.928, 3. 42s-Don Shaw 15.066, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard 15.134, 5. 16-Austin Siebert 15.171, 6. 10n-Rob Sanders 15.265, 7. 01-Garrett Alberson 15.394, 8. 54x-David Breazeale 15.563, 9. 28-John Cornell 15.586, 10. 20-Jonathan Ortega 16.173, 11. 91T-Tony Toste 16.712 Heat Races – Top 4 advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 7w-Ricky Weiss, 2. 98-Earl Pearson, Jr., 3. 32b-Clay Daly, 4. 37x-Rob Mayea, 5. 90-Pat Doar, 6. 15v-Colby Vandenbergh, 7. 75-Terry Phillips 15.071, 8. 86-Kyle Beard, 9. 12-Nick Bartels 10. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 11. 15-Justin Duty, 12. 5-David Deetz. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 157-Mike Marlar, 2. 97-Cade Dillard, 3. 17-Billy Franklin, 4. 20-Rodney Sanders, 5. 3k-Tanner Kelick, 6. 2T-Ryan Gustin, 7. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell, 8. 44-Eric Mass, 9. 7d-Austin Theiss, 10. 18x-Cody Barnett, 11. 26-Jon Brinkley, 12. 6-Casey Skyberg. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 2. 44x-Clint Smith, 3. 89-Mike Spatola, 4. 15k-Justin Kay, 5. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 6. 3x-Lyndon Bolt, 7. 18-Chase Junghans, 8. 6T-Terry Carter, 9. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 10. 78-Ed Peters. DNS: 45-Dustin Bluhm. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 32-Chris Simpson, 2. 37w-Scott Ward, 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 4. 16-Austin Siebert, 5. 01-Garrett Alberson, 6. 42s-Don Shaw, 7. 54x-David Breazeale, 8. 10n-Rob Sanders, 9. 22-Jonathan Ortega, 10. 91T-Tony Toste, 11. 28-John Cornell. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell, 2. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 3. 90-Pat Doar, 4. 15v-Colby Vandenbergh, 5. 86-Kyle Beard, 6. 3k-Tanner Kelick, 7. 2T-Ryan Gustin, 8. 75-Terry Phillips, 9. 44-Eric Mass, 10. 12-Nick Bartels, 11. 7d-Austin Theiss, 12. 18x-Cody Barnett, 13. 26-Jon Brinkley, 14. 5-David Deetz. DNS: 15-Justin Duty. Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thorton, Jr., 2. 18-Chase Junghans, 3. 42s-Don Shaw, 4. 01-Garrett Alberson, 5. 54x-David Breazeale, 6. 91T-Tony Toste, 7. 28-John Cornell, 8. 6T-Terry Carter, 9. 22-Jonathan Ortega, 10. 78-Ed Peters, 11. 3x-Lyndon Bolt, 12. 10n-Rob Sanders, 13. 38-Thomas Hunziker. DNS: 6-Casey Skyberg, 45-Dustin Bluhm. “A” Main “A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 157-Mike Marlar, 2. 7w-Ricky Weiss, 3. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 4. 32-Chris Simpson, 5. 98-Earl Pearson, Jr., 6. 97-Cade Dillard, 7. 37w-Scott Ward, 8. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 9. 20-Rodney Sanders, 10. 89-Mike Spatola, 11. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell, 12. 42s-Don Shaw, 13. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 14. 32b-Clay Daly, 15. 37x-Rob Mayea, 16. 18-Chase Junghans, 17. 01-Garrett Alberson, 18. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 19. 16-Austin Siebert, 20. 15k-Justin Kay, 21. 15v-Colby Vandenbergh, 22. 17-Billy Franklin, 23. 90-Pat Doar, 24. 44x-Clint Smith. MVT/Border International USRA Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2J-Blake Jegtvig, 2. 0-Jake O’Neil, 3. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 4. 21-Austin Bonner, 5. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr., 6. 2a-Casey Arneson, 7. 4-Billy Vogel, 8. 82-Christy Barnett, 9. 5g-Scott Greer, 10. 65s-Carlos Ahumada, Sr. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 2. 2s-Stormy Scott, 3. 111-Bumper Jones, 4. 99-Josh Angst, 5. 82-Dustin Adams, 6. 232-Kent Arment, 7. 27-Chris Unrau, 8. 7-Ken McCleskey, 9. 8a-Al Giesbrecht, 10. 29d-Brad Dierks. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 71-Dustin Strand, 2. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 3. 10c-Chad Olsen, 4. 30L-Matt Leer, 5. 23x-Matt Gilbertson, 6. 23-Adam Cates, 7. J17-Jake Gallardo, 8. 2-Rusty Koleman, 9. 160-Michael Maggard, 10. 5L-Cody Laney. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 1st-Johnny Scott, 2. 15k-Justin Kay, 3. 101-Butch Reid, 4. 69-Lucas Schott, 5. 19sb-Lance Mari, 6. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 7. G7-Fito Gallardo, 8. 75-Spencer Wilson, 9. 131-Royal Jones, 10. 36-Ryan Cousins. Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 7k-Jason Krohn, 2. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 3. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 4. 17-Lance Schills, 5. 71h-Jesse Hoskins, 6. X57-Richie Davis, 7. 6-Casey Skyberg, 8. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 9. 40jr-Bubba Stafford. DNS: 33-Steve Muilenberg. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 23c-Matt Gilbertson, 3. 71h-Jesse Hoskins, 4. 21-Austin Bonner, 5. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 6. 131-Royal Jones, 7. 36-Ryan Cousins, 8. 7-Ken McCleskey, 9. 6-Casey Skyberg, 10. 65s-Carlos Ahumada, Sr., 11. 8a-Al Giesbrecht, 12. 4-Billy Vogel, 13. J17-Jake Gallardo, 14. 18z-Zane Devilbiss. Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 10c-Chad Olsen, 2. 19sb-Lance Mari, 3. 2a-Casey Arneson, 4. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 5. X57-Richie Davis, 6. G17-Fito Gallardo, 7. 99-Josh Angst, 8. 29d-Brad Dierks, 9. 23-Adam Cates, 10. 5g-Scott Greer, 11. 2-Rusty Koleman, 12. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 13. 27-Chris Unrau, 14. 85-Dustin Adams, 15. 82-Christy Barnett, 16. 40jr-Bubba Stafford. “A” Main “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 2J-Blake Jegtvig, 2. 2s-Stormy Scott, 3. 1st-Johnny Scott, 4. 0-Jake O’Neil, 5. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 6. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 7. 15k-Justin Kay, 8. 30L-Matt Leer, 9. 111-Bumper Jones, 10. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 11. 23x-Matt Gilbertson, 12. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr., 13. 10c-Chad Olsen, 14. 2a-Casey Arneson, 15. 71h-Jesse Hoskins, 16. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 17. 21-Austin Bonner, 18. 101-Butch Reid, 19. 71-Dustin Strand, 20. 17s-Lance Schills, 21. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 22. 19sb-Lance Mari, 23. 7k-Jason Krohn, 24. 69-Lucas Schott. RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 19-Lucas Rodin, 2. 10c-Cole Haugland, 3. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 4. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, 5. 1-Ronny Gould, 6. 5c-Preston Carr, 7. 71-Brian Strand, 8. 57x-Chad Horst, 9. 782-Miah Christensen, 10. 171-Jed Smith, 11. 75c-Bo Partain, 12. 15a-Aaron Phillips. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 5-Daniel Anders, 2. 31-Scott Hansen, 3. 32-Eric Hauglane, 4. 67-Rex Conrad, 5. 5r-Ryan Doyon, 6. 1s-Scott Bintz, 7. 88-Nathan Smith, 8. 6c-Calvin Caitlin, 9. 51w-Ronald Webster, 10. 7d-Heath Dry. DNS: 44jr-Jaime Torres. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 93-Greg Gorham, 2. 3J-Josh Cain, 3. 0-Cole Searing, 4. 777-Mike Rosales, 5. 14-Shawn Strong, 6. 17az-Neil Eckhart, 7. 8n-Nick Rivera, 8. 7T-Joseph Thomas, 9. 271-Kelly Hagel, 10. 56-Terry Bahr. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 2. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 3. 3-Dickie Gorham, 4. 28-Jesse Horst, 5. 7-Donovan Flores, 6. 99-Shawn Fernkes, 7. 81x-Matt Spardy, 8. 17s-Lance Schill, 9. 82-Sherman Barnett, 10. 94-Jalen Rice, 11. 7g-Dennis Gates. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 1s-Scott Bintz, 2. 5c-Preston Carr, 3. 17s-Lance Schill, 4. 71-Dustin Strand, 5. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 6. 17az-Neil Eckhart, 7. 82-Sherman Barnett, 8. 28-Jesse Horst, 9. 81x-Matt Spardy, 10. 171-Jed Smith, 11. 75c-Bo Partain, 12. 57x-Chad Horst, 13. 51w-Ronald Webster, 14. 15a-Aaron Phillips. DNS: 11-Richie Jones Second “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 99-Shawn Fernkes, 2. 1-Ronny Gould, 3. 67-Rex Conrad, 4. 88-Nathan Smith, 5. 271-Kelly Hagel, 6. 8n-Nick Rivera, 7. 56-Terry Bahr, 8. 7T-Joseph Thomas, 9. 94-Jalen Rice, 10. 782-Miah Christensen, 11. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, 12. 6c-Calvin Caitlin. DNS: 7g-Dennis Gates, 7d-Heath Dry. “A” Main “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 0-Cole Searing, 2. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 3. 32-Eric Hauglane, 4. 19-Lucas Rodin, 5. 3J-Josh Cain, 6. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 7. 1s-Scott Bintz, 8. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 9. 777-Mike Rosales, 10. 5-Daniel Anders, 11. 10c-Cole Haugland, 12. 5r-Ryan Doyon, 13. 7-Donovan Flores, 14. 88-Nathan Smith, 15. 31-Scott Hansen, 16. 1-Ronny Gould, 17. 71-Brian Strand, 18. 93-Greg Gorham, 19. 3-Dickie Gorham, 20. 17s-Lance Schill, 21. 14-Shawn Strong, 22. 5c-Preston Carr, 23. 99-Shawn Fernkes, 24. 67-Rex Conrad. Current Wild West Shootout Points through Night Four of Six: Late Models 1 157 Mike Marlar 192 2 42s Don Shaw 189 3 B5 Brandon Sheppard 176 4 32p Bobby Pierce 167 5 32 Chris Simpson 149 6 O1 Garrett Alberson 141 7 75 Terry Phillips 115 8 18 Chase Junghans 107 9 54X David Braeazale 106 10 86 Kyle Beard 105 11 89 Mike Spatola 103 12 2T Ryan Gustin 98 13 7w Ricky Weiss 94 14 16 Austin Siebert 89 15 37W Scott Ward 80 16 97 Cade Dillard 79 17 20 Rodney Sanders 61 18 0 Jake O'Neil 60 19 44X Clint Smith 55 20 15 Justin Duty 55 21 7D Austin Theiss 49 22 51 Joey Moriarty 46 23 96rc R.C. Whitwell 46 24 32b Clay Daly 44 25 3k Tanner Kelick 41 26 90 Lance Matthees 41 27 91t Tony Toste 38 28 15k Justin Kay 34 29 6 Ricky Thornton, Jr. 34 30 90 Pat Doar 31 31 37x Robert Mayea 30 32 12 Nick Bartels 28 33 17 Billy Franklin 26 34 7mm Michael Maresca 18 35 18x Cody Barnett 12 36 44 Eric Mass 11 37 6T Terry Carter 10 38 28 John Cornell 10 39 98 Jason Rauen 10 40 45 Dustin Bluhm 9 41 3x Lyndon Bolt 9 42 10n Rob Sanders 9 43 22 Jonathan Ortega 8 44 38 Thomas Hunziker 8 45 7DX Jake Davis 8 46 78 Ed Peters 6 47 15x John Duty 6 48 54 Carlos Ahumanda 5 49 5 David Deetz 5 50 78s Steve Stultz 5 51 6 Casey Skyberg 4 52 26 Jon Brinkley 4 53 15v Colby Vandenbergh 2 54 J17 Jake Gallardo 2 55 9 Mike Masters 1 Modifieds 1 1ST Johnny Scott 175 2 7A Shane Sabraski 173 3 69 Lucas Schott 153 4 7K Jason Krohn 148 5 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr 140 6 99 Josh Angst 135 7 23 Matt Gilbertson 120 8 2A Casey Arneson 117 9 30 Matt Leer 103 10 15K Justin Kay 97 11 0 Jake O'Neil 85 12 2s Stormy Scott 85 13 71 Dustin Strand 81 14 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr 81 15 6 Casey Skyberg 79 16 2J Blake Jegtvig 78 17 23 Adam Cates 73 18 29d Brad Dierks 72 19 6D Dylan Goplen 71 20 G17 Fito Gallardo 65 21 1TPO Tyler Peterson 58 22 111 Bumper Jones 54 23 10c Chad Olsen 51 24 19sb Lance Mari 46 25 44 Christy Barnett 43 26 18Z Zane DeVilbiss 40 27 5g Scott Greer 39 28 19 Lucas Rodin 38 29 J17 Jake Gallardo 37 30 160 Michael Maggard 34 31 96 RC Whitwell 27 32 131 Royal Jones 20 33 4 Billy Vogel 19 34 75 Spencer Wilson 18 35 232 Kent Arment 16 36 5m Anthony Madrid 11 37 36 Ryan Cousins 10 38 71H Jesse Hoskins 10 39 21 Austin Bonner 9 40 77X Austin Kuehl 9 41 81X Brian Ruhlman 9 42 196 Joey Olschowka 6 43 7 Ken McCleskey 6 44 F27 Lynnsee Provence 6 45 33 Steve Muilenberg 6 46 A1 Phil Dixon 6 47 65S Carlos Ahumada Sr 5 48 X57 Richie Davis 5 49 2 Rusty Koleman 4 50 121 Tim Tharp 4 51 8a Al Giesbrecht 2 52 27 Chris Unrau 2 53 L8 Brian Schultz 1 54 81 Scott Hansen 1 X-Modifieds 1 0 Cole Searing 204 2 1s Scott Bintz 191 3 30 Dewayne Tesch 173 4 39 Steve Muilenburg 155 5 19 Lucas Rodin 137 6 16 Jason VandeKamp 118 7 44GT Jaime Torres 117 8 3J Josh Cain 115 9 99 Shawn Fernkes 111 10 55 Mike Hailmann 102 11 782 Miah Christensen 100 12 31 Scott Hansen 91 13 14 Shawn Strong 87 14 5C Preston Carr 83 15 10c Cole Hauglend 71 16 6 Dean Eggebraaten 71 17 32 Eric Haugland 63 18 7 Donavon Flores 59 19 17az Neil Eckhart 50 20 88 Nathan Smith 49 21 777 Mike Rosales 47 22 2 Jesse Haynie 44 23 5r Ryan Doron 39 24 57x Chad Horst 31 25 2jg Jason George 30 26 7T Joseph Thomas 29 27 51W Ronald Webster 29 28 67 Rex Conrad 28 29 20 Mark Harrison 28 30 82 Sherman Barnett 27 31 5 Daniel Anders 25 32 81X Matt Spardy 25 33 6C Calvin Caitlin 24 34 271 Kelly Hagel 16 35 71 Dustin Strand 15 36 7d Heath Dry 14 37 75C Bo Partain 9 38 15 Speedy Madrid 9 39 56 Terry Bahr 8 40 11 Richie Jones 7 41 171 Jed smith 7 42 5m Justin Minx 5 43 28 Peyton George 4 44 7g Dennis Gates 3 45 34 James Meile 2
  5. Marlar, Scott & Bintz atop Wild West Shootout Point Charts after Two Rounds by Lonnie Wheatley SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 9, 2018) – With the initial two of six rounds of the 12th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway in the books, the trio of Mike Marlar, Johnny Scott and Scott Bintz are out to the early lead in the point chases. Going into Wednesday night’s third round of competition atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix, Marlar leads the way in the Super Late Model ranks, Scott is atop the Modified points and Bintz is setting the pace in the X-Mods. While Canadian Ricky Weiss and Minnesota’s Don Shaw have split victory honors in the opening two rounds of Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation action, Marlar has posted a pair of third-place finishes to sit atop the point charts. Marlar holds a 15-point advantage over Shaw going into Round Three with Brandon Sheppard, defending Wild West Shootout champ Bobby Pierce and Chris Simpson also among the current top five. While nobody will capture the $250,000 Keyser Manufacturing bonus for winning all six events, Weiss and Shaw both have a shot at a $100,000 bonus if either can run the table in the remaining four events. With a Sunday night win after a sixth-place finish in the Saturday opener, Las Cruces’ Johnny Scott holds a 20-point edge in the MVT/Border International USRA Modified presented by Arizona Differential ranks over Shane Sabraski with Justin Kay, Josh Angst and opening round winner Ricky Thornton, Jr., among the top five. Already with a pair of podium finishes including a Saturday night win, Scott Bintz leads the way in the RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson by just five points over Sunday night winner Cole Searing with Dewayne Tesch, Jaime Torres and Steve Muilenberg also among the top five. The Wild West Shootout continues at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway on Wednesday night with racing action set to go green at 7:00 p.m. with the final three rounds set for Friday through Sunday, January 12-14. A $5,000 winner’s share is up for grabs for the Super Late Models through the opening five nights of competition before the stakes are upped to $13,000-to-win for the January 14 finale. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at www.wildwestshootout.net/schedule/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found atwww.wildwestshootout.net or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074. Wild West Shootout Hotel Information can be found at http://www.wildwestshootout.net/fan-info/lodging-2/ or by calling La Quinta Inn & Suites at 480-844-8747. The La Quinta Phoenix Mesa West is located at 902 W. Grove in Mesa, AZ. Saturday and Sunday races will go green at 5 p.m. with Wednesday and Friday events starting at 7 p.m. Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix. From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side. For more information, visit www.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074. The 2018 Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond/Club 29 Race Cars, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border International Trucks, Arizona Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Karl Performance, Textron Off-Road, Shaw Trucking, M&S Concrete, AR Bodies, Earnhardt Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge Ram, Pro Power Engines, VP Racing Fuel, Penske Racing Shocks and Hoosier Tires. Current Wild West Shootout Points through Round Two of Six: Late Models 1 157 Mike Marlar 134 2 42s Don Shaw 119 3 B5 Brandon Sheppard 117 4 32p Bobby Pierce 103 5 32 Chris Simpson 95 6 75 Terry Phillips 94 7 2T Ryan Gustin 93 8 O1 Garrett Alberson 93 9 7w Ricky Weiss 88 10 86 Kyle Beard 77 11 89 Mike Spatola 71 12 97 Cade Dillard 62 13 20 Rodney Sanders 61 14 0 Jake O'Neil 60 15 54X David Braeazale 55 16 18 Chase Junghans 53 17 16 Austin Siebert 51 18 96rc R.C. Whitwell 45 19 44X Clint Smith 41 20 90 Lance Matthees 41 21 37W Scott Ward 40 22 3k Tanner Kelick 39 23 32b Clay Daly 33 24 15 Justin Duty 33 25 15k Justin Kay 32 26 6 Ricky Thornton, Jr. 32 27 12 Nick Bartels 28 28 7D Austin Theiss 24 29 17 Billy Franklin 10 30 18x Cody Barnett 10 31 98 Jason Rauen 10 32 51 Joey Moriarty 9 33 10n Rob Sanders 9 34 44 Eric Mass 8 35 7DX Jake Davis 8 36 37x Robert Mayea 8 37 28 John Cornell 7 38 3x Lyndon Bolt 7 39 22 Jonathan Ortega 6 40 15x John Duty 6 41 6T Terry Carter 6 42 38 Thomas Hunziker 6 43 91t Tony Toste 6 44 45 Dustin Bluhm 5 45 78s Steve Stultz 5 46 54 Carlos Ahumanda 4 47 5 David Deetz 4 48 78 Ed Peters 4 49 7mm Michael Maresca 3 50 6 Casey Skyberg 2 51 J17 Jake Gallardo 2 52 26 Jon Brinkley 2 53 9 Mike Masters 1 Modifieds 1 1ST Johnny Scott 126 2 7A Shane Sabraski 106 3 15K Justin Kay 94 4 99 Josh Angst 91 5 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr 87 6 7K Jason Krohn 84 7 30 Matt Leer 84 8 23 Matt Gilbertson 81 9 69 Lucas Schott 80 10 2J Blake Jegtvig 73 11 2A Casey Arneson 71 12 0 Jake O'Neil 66 13 2s Stormy Scott 64 14 71 Dustin Strand 54 15 6D Dylan Goplen 53 16 10c Chad Olsen 51 17 23 Adam Cates 50 18 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr 49 19 19sb Lance Mari 44 20 29d Brad Dierks 43 21 44 Christy Barnett 43 22 18Z Zane DeVilbiss 40 23 6 Casey Skyberg 38 24 J17 Jake Gallardo 33 25 G17 Fito Gallardo 33 26 19 Lucas Rodin 31 27 1TPO Tyler Peterson 27 28 96 RC Whitwell 25 29 160 Michael Maggard 24 30 75 Spencer Wilson 18 31 131 Royal Jones 14 32 5m Anthony Madrid 11 33 81X Brian Ruhlman 9 34 71H Jesse Hoskins 8 35 21 Austin Bonner 7 36 77X Austin Kuehl 7 37 A1 Phil Dixon 6 38 36 Ryan Cousins 6 39 4 Billy Vogel 5 40 65S Carlos Ahumada Sr 4 41 196 Joey Olschowka 4 42 7 Ken McCleskey 4 43 F27 Lynnsee Provence 4 44 X57 Richie Davis 4 45 33 Steve Muilenberg 4 46 121 Tim Tharp 4 47 111 Bumper Jones 3 48 2 Rusty Koleman 2 49 L8 Brian Schultz 1 50 8a Al Giesbrecht 1 51 81 Scott Hansen 1 X-Modifieds 1 1s Scott Bintz 142 2 0 Cole Searing 137 3 30 Dewayne Tesch 118 4 44GT Jaime Torres 96 5 39 Steve Muilenburg 90 6 3J Josh Cain 84 7 19 Lucas Rodin 82 8 99 Shawn Fernkes 82 9 55 Mike Hailmann 76 10 782 Miah Christensen 65 11 7 Donavon Flores 59 12 10c Cole Hauglend 56 13 31 Scott Hansen 54 14 14 Shawn Strong 53 15 17az Neil Eckhart 50 16 88 Nathan Smith 49 17 777 Mike Rosales 47 18 16 Jason VandeKamp 45 19 2 Jesse Haynie 44 20 5C Preston Carr 38 21 32 Eric Hauglane 32 22 6 Dean Eggebraaten 30 23 57x Chad Horst 30 24 20 Mark Harrison 28 25 82 Sherman Barnett 27 26 7T Joseph Thomas 27 27 51W Ronald Webster 27 28 6C Calvin Caitlin 24 29 67 Rex Conrad 20 30 71 Dustin Strand 15 31 81X Matt Spardy 9 32 15 Speedy Madrid 9 33 56 Terry Bahr 8 34 75C Bo Partain 7 35 171 Jed smith 7 36 271 Kelly Hagel 6 37 11 Richie Jones 5 38 5m Justin Minx 5 39 5 Daniel Anders 4 40 28 Peyton George 4 41 7d Heath Dry 2 42 7g Dennis Gates 2 43 34 James Meile 2
  6. Shaw Shines in Wild West Shootout Round Two with Scott & Searing Victorious as Well by Lonnie Wheatley SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 7, 2018) – Ham Lake, Minnesota’s Don Shaw emerged atop an eventful 40-lap Super Late Model feature to take the $5,000 winner’s share in Sunday’s headliner that capped the second round of 12th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Part action atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway. Following some early drama in the battle for the point between 2017 Wild West Shootout champ Bobby Pierce and Round One winner Ricky Weiss, Shaw battled past Pierce in the closing circuits to take the Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation triumph from the 13th starting position. “We did some wholesale changes on the car, I think it worked,” Shaw quipped in Hoker Trucking Victory Lane. While Shaw enjoyed Super Late Model victory lane, Johnny Scott wired the field in USRA Modified action and Cole Searing cashed in on Jason VandeKamp’s last lap misfortune to take X-Modified honors as 141 cars filled the pit area in the second night of six rounds of competition over a span of nine nights. With Shaw mired seven rows deep in the Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation feature, reigning Wild West Shootout champ Bobby Pierce gunned into the lead at the outset from the pole starting position after a quick engine change following heat race action. As Pierce established early command, Saturday night winner Weiss rallied from seventh into second on the opening circuit and soon moved in to challenge Pierce for the lead. Weiss slid into the lead on the 11th round, only to have Pierce recapture the point two laps later after trading several sliders along the way. Weiss kept the heat on and surged ahead at the stripe upon the completion of the 23rd round after Pierce bobbled on the turn four cushion. But, contact near the end of the frontstretch sent Weiss skidding off the track at the turn one exit, ending his hopes at the Keyser Manufacturing $250,000 bonus for a sweep of the six races. “It was just a hard racing deal,” Pierce commented afterward. “I was still alongside, but I just think he didn’t know I was still there. He was going for the cushion and I was already aimed for it. By the time I realized he was coming up, it was too late to back off. I hate that it happened.” With 18 laps remaining, Pierce took off with Mike Marlar in tow as Shaw made his way into third by the time a caution flew with just ten laps remaining. Shaw took advantage of Marlar on the restart to capture second and then slipped under Pierce for the lead in turns one and two on the 37th round en route to Hoker Trucking Victory Lane. Pierce chased the reigning WISSOTA Late Model champ to the line with Marlar settling for third for the second night in a row. “I didn’t need those cautions,” Marlar explained. “I had a shot to roll him (Pierce) there before that happened.” Ryan Gustin was fourth with Brandon Sheppard rounding out the top five. While the $250,000 bonus is out of the picture, either Weiss or Shaw could still pocket a $100,000 bonus courtesy of Keyser Manufacturing by running the table over the remaining four rounds to make it five wins in six events. Four wins in the six race mini-series would be worth a $25,000 bonus with $10,000 for any driver that takes three wins. Las Cruces, New Mexico’s Johnny Scott was the class of the MVT/Border International USRA Modified presented by Arizona Differential field, gunning into the lead at the outset and maintaining solid command throughout the 25-lapper. “We started tenth in our heat and went to second to get some good passing points,” Scott explained. “That started us on the pole and we made the most of it.” In Scott’s wake, Shane Sabraski outlasted Jason Krohn for runner-up honors with rim-riding Jake O’Neil and Matt Leer rounding out the top five. Persistence paid off for Huron, South Dakota’s Cole Searing as he battled past Dewayne Tesch in the final corner of the 25-lap RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson feature after race-long leader Jason VandeKamp last power on the final circuit. While Searing worked forward from the sixth starting position, VandeKamp distanced himself from the field following the race’s final caution period. VandeKamp held a near half-lap lead as the white flag flew, only to suffer driveline failure in turn two on the final circuit. As VandeKamp coasted sans power down the backstretch, Tesch and Searing closed in and raced by in turn three with Searing edging ahead exiting turn four to take the win by less than a car-length. “There’s being good and being lucky, I’ll take being lucky any day,” Searing said in victory lane. “I didn’t see him (VandeKamp) until we were going into three. I kinda gave Tesch a bumper, but it was for the win and I would expect him to do the same.” Saturday night winner Scott Bintz, Josh Cain and Miah Christensen rounded out the top five behind Searing and Tesch. The Wild West Shootout continues at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway on Wednesday, January 10, with racing action set to go green at 7:00 p.m. with the final three rounds set for Friday through Sunday, January 12-14. A $5,000 winner’s share is up for grabs for the Super Late Models through the opening five nights of competition before the stakes are upped to $13,000-to-win for the January 14 finale. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at www.wildwestshootout.net/schedule/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found at www.wildwestshootout.net or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074. Wild West Shootout Hotel Information can be found at http://www.wildwestshootout.net/fan-info/lodging-2/ or by calling La Quinta Inn & Suites at 480-844-8747. The La Quinta Phoenix Mesa West is located at 902 W. Grove in Mesa, AZ. Saturday and Sunday races will go green at 5 p.m. with Wednesday and Friday events starting at 7 p.m. Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix. From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side. For more information, visit www.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074. The 2018 Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond/Club 29 Race Cars, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border International Trucks, Arizona Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Karl Performance, Textron Off-Road, Shaw Trucking, M&S Concrete, AR Bodies, Earnhardt Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge Ram, Pro Power Engines, VP Racing Fuel, Penske Racing Shocks and Hoosier Tires. Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Results FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway – Sunday, January 7, 2018 Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation: Qualifying: Group 1: 1. 157-Mike Marlar 15.315, 2. 7w-Ricky Weiss 15.354, 3. 42s-Don Shaw 15.462, 4. 0-Jake O’Neil 15.563, 5. 45-Dustin Bluhm 15.833, 6. 28-John Cornell 16.080, 7. 17-Billy Franklin 16.167, 8. 54-Carlos Ahumada 16.957, 9. 5-David Deetz 17.707 Group 2: 1. 18-Chase Junghans 15.353, 2. 32b-Clay Daly 15.557, 3. 75-Terry Phillips 15.617, 4. 51-Joey Moriarty 15.753, 5. 22-Jonathan Ortega 16.151, 6. 98-Jason Rauen 16.203, 7. 6T-Terry Carter 16.302, 8. 7mm-Michael Maresca 16.339, 9. 78-Ed Peters 18.181 Group 3: 1. 97-Cade Dillard 15.360, 2. 91T-Tony Toste 15.416, 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard 15.469, 4. 44x-Clint Smith 15.587, 5. 3k-Tanner Kellick 16.71, 6. 1-Garrett Alberson 16.177, 7. 7dx-Jake Davis 16.307, 8. 78s-Steve Stultz 17.460. Group 4: 1. 32p-Bobby Pierce 15.385, 2. 10n-Rob Sanders 15.460, 3. 15k-Justin Kay 15.819, 4. 6-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 15.934, 5. 96-R.C. Whitwell 16.114, 6. 3x-Lyndon Bolt 16.162, 7. 18x-Cody Barnett 16.285, 8. 9-Mike Masters 17.378. Group 5: 1. 32-Chris Simpson 15.248, 2. 54x-David Breazeale 15.361, 3. 15-Justin Duty 15.499, 4. 7d-Austin Theiss 15.712, 5. 12-Nick Bartels 16.027, 6. 15x-John Duty 16.169, 7. 44-Eric Mass 16.220, 8. 38-Thomas Hunziker 17.340. Group 6: 1. 2T-Ryan Gustin 15.357, 2. 89-Mike Spatola 15.374, 3. 90-Lance Matthees 15.393, 4. 37w-Scott Ward 15.407, 5. 16-Austin Siebert 15.420, 6. 86-Kyle Beard 15.731, 7. 20-Rodney Sanders 15.872, 8. 37x-Rob Mayea 16.097. Heat Races – Top 3 advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 157-Mike Marlar, 2. 7w-Ricky Weiss, 3. 42s-Don Shaw, 4. 17-Billy Franklin, 5. 0-Jake O’Nei, 6. 28-John Cornell, 7. 45-Dustin Bluhm, 8. 5-David Deetz, 9. 54-Carlos Ahumada. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 18-Chase Junghans, 2. 32b-Clay Daly, 3. 75-Terry Phillips, 4. 51-Joey Moriarty, 5. 98-Jason Rauen, 6. 22-Jonathan Ortega, 7. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 8. 6T-Terry Carter, 9. 78-Ed Peters. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 97-Cade Dillard, 2. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 3. 1-Garrett Alberson, 4. 44x-Clint Smith, 5. 3k-Tanner Kellick, 6. 7dx-Jake Davis, 7. 78s-Steve Stultz 8. 91T-Tony Toste. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 2. 15k-Justin Kay, 3. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 4. 6-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 5. 18b-Cody Barnett, 6. 3x-Lyndon Bolt, 7. 10n-Rob Sanders, 8. 9-Mike Masters. Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 54x-David Breazeale, 2. 32-Chris Simpson, 3. 15-Justin Duty, 4. 7d-Austin Theiss, 5. 12-Nick Bartels, 6. 44-Eric Mass, 7. 15x-John Duty, 8. 38-Thomas Hunziker. Heat Six (8 Laps): 1. 2T-Ryan Gustin, 2. 89-Mike Spatola, 3. 37w-Scott Ward, 4. 86-Kyle Beard, 5. 16-Austin Siebert, 6. 20-Rodney Sanders, 7. 37x-Rob Mayea, 8. 90-Lance Matthees. “B” Mains – Top 3 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 44x-Clint Smith, 2. 0-Jake O’Neil, 3. 3k-Tanner Kelick, 4. 98-Jason Rauen, 5. 91T-Tony Toste, 6. 17-Billy Franklin, 7. 45-Dustin Bluhm, 8. 22-Jonathan Ortega, 9. 28-John Cornell, 10. 6T-Terry Carter, 11. 78s-Steve Stultz, 12. 54-Carlos Ahumada, 13. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 14. 7dx-Jake Davis, 15. 5-David Deetz, 16. 51-Joey Moriarty. Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 86-Kyle Beard, 2. 20-Rodney Sanders, 3. 6-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 4. 90-Lance Matthees, 5. 12-Nick Bartels, 6. 18x-Cody Barnett, 7. 10n-Rob Sanders, 8. 37x-Rob Mayea, 9. 3x-Lyndon Bolt, 10. 16-Austin Siebert, 11. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 12. 15x-John Duty, 13. 7d-Austin Theiss, 14. 78-Ed Peters, 15. 44-Eric Mass. Pro Power Dash: Dash (10 Laps): 1. 91T-Tony Toste, 2. 90-Lance Matthees, 3. 98-Jason Rauen, 4. 45-Dustin Bluhm, 5. 22-Jonathan Ortega, 6. 18x-Cody Barnett, 7. 17-Billy Franklin, 8. 12-Nick Bartels, 9. 10n-Rob Sanders, 10. 37x-Rob Mayea. “A” Main “A” Main (40 Laps): 1. 42s-Don Shaw, 2. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 3. 157-Mike Marlar, 4. 2T-Ryan Gustin, 5. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 6. 75-Terry Phillips, 7. 54x-David Breazeale, 8. 89-Mike Spatola, 9. 86-Kyle Beard, 10. 20-Rodney Sanders, 11. 44x-Clint Smith, 12. 01-Garrett Alberson, 13. 6-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 14. 0-Jake O’Neil, 15. 91T-Tony Toste, 16. 32b-Clay Daly, 17. 3k-Tanner Kelick, 18. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 19. 37w-Scott Ward, 20. 15k-Justin Kay, 21. 18-Chase Junghans, 22. 32-Chris Simpson, 23. 7w-Ricky Weiss, 24. 15-Justin Duty, 25. 97-Cade Dillard. MVT/Border International USRA Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 0-Jake O’Neil, 2. 15k-Justin Kay, 3. 69-Lucas Schott, 4. 29d-Brad Dierks, 5. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 6. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 7. 4-Billy Vogel, 8. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 9. X57-Richie Davis, 10. 2s-Stormy Scott. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 99-Josh Angst, 2. 131-Royal Jones, 3. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 4. 160-Michael Maggard, 5. 21-Austin Bonner, 6. A1-Phil Dixon, 7. 6-Casey Skyberg, 8. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 9. 33-Steven Muilenberg, 10. 111-Bumper Jones. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 7k-Jason Krohn, 2. 23x-Matt Gilbertson, 3. 30-Matt Leer, 4. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr., 5. G17-Fito Gallardo, 6. 19sb-Lance Mari, 7. 1tpo-Lance Peterson, 8. 2-Rusty Koleman, 9. F27-Lynnsee Provence, 10. 44-Christy Barnett. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 71-Dustin Strand, 2. 10c-Chad Olsen, 3. 2J-Blake Jegtvig, 4. J17-Jake Gallardo, 5. 5m-Anthony Madrid, 6. 23-Adam Cates, 7. 19-Lucas Rodin, 8. 121-Tim Tharp, 9. L8-Brian Schultz, 10. 65s-Carlos Ahumada, Sr. Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 2a-Casey Arneson, 2. 1st-Johnny Scott, 3. 81x-Brian Ruhlman, 4. 75-Spencer Wilson, 5. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 6. 36-Ryan Cousins, 7. 71h-Jesse Hoskins, 8. 196-Joey Olschowka, 9. 7-Ken McCleskey, 10. 8a-Al Giesbrecht. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. J17-Jake Gallardo, 2. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 3. 6-Casey Skyberg, 4. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr., 5. G17-Fito Gallardo, 6. 2s-Stormy Scott, 7. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 8. 19-Lucas Rodin, 9. X57-Richie Davis, 10. 4-Billy Vogel, 11. 71h-Jesse Hoskins, 12. 81x-Brian Ruhlman, 13. 21-Austin Bonner, 14. 7-Ken McCleskey, 15. 65s-Carlos Ahumada, Sr., 16. 96-R.C. Whitwell. Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 2J-Blake Jegtvig, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 19sb-Lance Mari, 4. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 5. 23-Adam Cates, 6. 2-Rusty Koleman, 7. A1-Phil Dixon, 8. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 9. F27-Lynnsee Provence, 10. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 11. 36-Ryan Cousins, 12. 121-Tim Tharp, 13. 5m-Anthony Madrid, 14. 44-Christy Barnett, 15. 196-Joey Olschowka. “A” Main “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 1st-Johnny Scott, 2. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 3. 7k-Jason Krohn, 4. 0-Jake O’Neil, 5. 30-Matt Leer, 6. 2J-Blake Jegtvig, 7. 2a-Casey Arneson, 8. 10c-Chad Olsen, 9. 71-Dustin Strand, 10. 29d-Brad Dierks, 11. 23x-Matt Gilbertson, 12. 15k-Justin Kay, 13. 19sb-Lance Mari, 14. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 15. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 16. J17-Jake Gallardo, 17. 99-Josh Angst, 18. 160-Michael Maggard, 19. 20RT-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 20. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr., 21. 6-Casey Skyberg, 22. 75-Spencer Wilson, 23. 69-Lucas Schott, 24. 131-Royal Jones. RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 1s-Scott Bintz, 2. 82-Sherman Barnett, 3. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 4. 19-Lucas Rodin, 5. 75c-Bo Partain, 6. 99-Shawn Fernkes, 7. 777-Mike Rosales, 8. 271-Kelly Hagel, 9. 6c-Calvin Caitlin, 10. 28-Peyton George, 11. 11-Richie Jones. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 2. 55-Mike Hailmann, 3. 3J-Josh Cain, 4. 14-Shawn Strong, 5. 81x-Matt Spardy, 6. 15-Speedy Madrid, 7. 7T-Joseph Thomas, 8. 51w-Ronald Webster, 9. 782-Miah Christensen. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 31-Scott Hansen, 2. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 3. 7-Donovan Flores, 4. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, 5. 44GT-Jaime Flores, 6. 10c-Cole Haugland, 7. 57x-Chad Horst, 8. 7d-Heath Dry, 9. 88-Nathan Smith, 10. 20-Mark Harrison. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 0-Coel Searing, 2. 5c-Preston Carr, 3. 17az-Neil Eckhart, 4. 67-Rex Conrad, 5. 171-Jed Smith, 6. 56-Terry Bahr, 7. 71-Dustin Strand, 8. 2-Jesse Haynie, 9. 32-Eric Haugard, 10. 5-Daniel Anders. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, 2. 10c-Cole Haugland, 3. 2-Jesse Haynie, 4. 88-Nathan Smith, 5. 7d-Heath Dry, 6. 5-Daniel Anders, 7. 6c-Calvin Caitlin, 8. 15-Speedy Madrid, 9. 11-Richie Jones, 10. 57x-Chad Horst, 11. 81x-Matt Spardy, 12. 75c-Bo Partain. Second “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 44GT-Jaime Torres, 2. 777-Mike Rosales, 3. 782-Miah Christensen, 4. 20-Mark Harrison, 5. 51w-Ronald Webster, 6. 271-Kelly Hagel, 7. 56-Terry Bahr, 8. 171-Jed Smith, 9. 28-Peyton George, 10. 7T-Joseph Thomas. “A” Main “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 0-Cole Searing, 2. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 3. 1s-Scott Bintz, 4. 3J-Josh Cain, 5. 782-Miah Christensen, 6. 44GT-Jaime Torres, 7. 17az-Neil Eckhart, 8. 31-Scott Hansen, 9. 55-Mike Hailmann, 10. 7-Donovan Flores, 11. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 12. 2-Jesse Haynie, 13. 5c-Preston Carr, 14. 20-Mark Harrison, 15. 99-Shawn Fernkes, 16. 14-Shawn Strong, 17. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 18. 18-Sherman Barnett, 19. 19-Lucas Rodin, 20. 6-Dean Eggebraaten, 21. 67-Rex Conrad, 22. 88-Nathan Smith, 23. 10-Cole Haugland, 24. 777-Mike Rosales (DNS).
  7. Weiss Wins Wild West Shootout Opener with Thornton & Bintz in Victory Lane as Well by Lonnie Wheatley SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 6, 2018) – Canada’s Ricky Weiss cashed in on the opening leg of the 12th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Part by racing to a $5,000 Super Late Model victory in Saturday night’s headliner atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway. After surrendering the point prior to midway to Chris Simpson, the Manitoba racer rallied back by on the high side in the closing rounds to top the initial round of Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation competition. “This is a great field, it’s the best of the best and feels good to be here,” Weiss said in Hoker Trucking Victory Lane. While Weiss enjoyed Super Late Model victory lane, Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Scott Bintz visited Hoker Trucking Victory Lane in Wild West Shootout action as well by besting the USRA Modifieds and X-Modifieds, respectively, as a total of 139 cars filled the pit area for the first of six rounds of competition over the next eight days. In the Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport feature, Weiss lead the initial 17 circuits before Simpson slipped by on the low side exiting turn two on the 18th round. But, as Simpson approached lapped traffic in the latter stages, Weiss spied an opportunity to pounce back on the lead. “We closed on the 18 car (Chase Junghans), he moved to the top and pulled away,” Weiss related. “I moved up there not thinking it would be that good, but I found out it was a lot better.” Weiss raced back around Simpson on the high side to take command for keeps on the 34th round, putting himself in line for a potential Keyser Manufacturing $250,000 bonus for the driver that can top all six rounds. Iowa’s Simpson settled for runner-up honors, commenting that, “It sucks leading that many laps and losing like that, but all in all it was a good night.” Tennessee’s Mike Marlar filled out the podium in third with Brandon Sheppard and Garrett Alberson rounding out the top five. Chandler, Arizona’s Ricky Thornton, Jr., picked right up where he left off last year, racing to victory lane in the 25-lap MVT/Border International USRA Modified presented by Arizona Differential feature event after topping last year’s Wild West Shootout points. After three aborted starts, fourth-starter Thornton, Jr., split the front row of Josh Angst and Matt Leer at the outset en route to a wire-to-wire triumph in the non-stop affair. “They didn’t give me as much room after the first couple of restarts, I think I just wanted it more,” Thornton, Jr., said in victory lane. “The car was really good on the restarts and then we went to the bottom, we were geared for that and not the top.” It worked out well for Thornton, Jr., as he cruised out front the entire distance with Lucas Schott taking runner-up honors ahead of Stormy Scott, who rallied from 12th to the show position in the early rounds. Angst and Justin Kay rounded out the top five. In RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson action, Jamestown, North Dakota’s Scott Bintz found his way back into victory lane by wiring the field from the pole position in the 20-lapper. “I didn’t think I’d ever get back here,” Bintz exclaimed in Hoker Trucking Victory Lane. “It has been a long dry spell at the Wild West Shootout.” Bintz left little doubt about this one, leading the duration to the stripe ahead of Cole Searing, Lucas Roden, Stephen Muilenberg and Shawn Fernkes. The Wild West Shootout continues at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway on Sunday with racing action set to go green at 5:00 p.m. with ensuing rounds to follow on Wednesday, January 10, and then Friday through Sunday, January 12-14. A $5,000 winner’s share is up for grabs for the Super Late Models through the opening five nights of competition before the stakes are upped to $13,000-to-win for the January 14 finale. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at www.wildwestshootout.net/schedule/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found atwww.wildwestshootout.net or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074. Shootout Hotel Information can be found at http://www.wildwestshootout.net/fan-info/lodging-2/ or by calling La Quinta Inn & Suites at 480-844-8747. The La Quinta Phoenix Mesa West is located at 902 W. Grove in Mesa, AZ. Saturday and Sunday races will go green at 5 p.m. with Wednesday and Friday events starting at 7 p.m. Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix. From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side. For more information, visit www.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074. The 2018 Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond/Club 29 Race Cars, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border International Trucks, Arizona Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Karl Performance, Textron Off-Road, Shaw Trucking, M&S Concrete, AR Bodies, Earnhardt Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge Ram, Pro Power Engines, VP Racing Fuel, Penske Racing Shocks and Hoosier Tires. Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Results - FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway – Saturday, January 6, 2018 Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transportation (50 Cars): Heat Winners: 42s-Don Shaw, 157-Mike Marlar, 7w-Ricky Weiss, 37-Scott Ward, 01-Garrett Alberson, 32-Chris Simpson. “B” Main Winners: 18-Chase Junghans, 2T-Ryan Gustin. Pro Power Dash Winner: 44x-Clint Smith. “A” Main (40 Laps): 1. 7w-Ricky Weiss, 2. 32-Chris Simpson, 3. 157-Mike Marlar, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 01-Garrett Alberson, 6. 42s-Don Shaw, 7. 97-Cade Dillard, 8. 16-Austin Siebert, 9. 75-Terry Phillips, 10. 90-Lance Malthees, 11. 86-Kyle Beard, 12. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 13. 2T-Ryan Gustin, 14. 0-Jake O’Neil, 15. 18-Chase Junghans, 16. 89-Mike Spatola, 17. 20-Rodney Sanders, 18. 12-Nick Bartels, 19. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell, 20. 15-Justin Duty, 21. 7d-Austin Theiss, 22. 37-Scott Ward, 23. 3k-Tanner Kellick, 24. 15k-Justin Kay. MVT/Border International USRA Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential (48 Cars) “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 20RT-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 69-Lucas Schott, 3. 2s-Stormy Scott, 4. 99-Josh Angst, 5. 15k-Justin Kay, 6. 1s-Johnny Scott, 7. 23-Adam Kates, 8. 7a-Shane Sabraski, 9. 23x-Matt Gilbertson, 10. 44-Christy Barnett, 11. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 12. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, Jr., 13. G17-Fito Gallardo, 14. 19-Lucas Rodin, 15. 6-Casey Skyberg, 16. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 17. 30-Matt Leer, 18. 2J-Blake Jegtvig, 19. 7k-Jason Krohn, 20. 96rc-R.C. Whitwell, 21. 2a-Casey Arneson, 22. 19sb-Lance Mari, 23. 71-Dustin Strand, 24. J17-Jake Gallardo. RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson (41 Cars) “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 1s-Scott Bintz, 2. 0-Cole Searing, 3. 19-Lucas Roden, 4. 39-Stephen Muilenburg, 5. 99-Shawn Fernkes, 6. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 7. 44JT-Jamie Torres, 8. 10c-Cole Hauglend, 9. 777-Mike Rosales, 10. 88-Nathan Smith, 11. 32-Eric Hauglane, 12. 55-Mike Hailman, 13. 57x-Chad Horst, 14. 14-Shawn Strong, 15. 51w-Ronald Webster, 16. 6c-Kalvin Caitlin, 17. 7T-Joseph Thomas, 18. 3J-Josh Cain, 19. 71-Dustin Strand, 20. 16-Jason Vanderkamp, 21. 782-Jeremiah Christensen, 22. 22-Jesse Haynye, 23. 07-Donovan Flores, 24. 6-Dean Eggebraaten.
  8. Dodge City Raceway Park Crowns Five Champions in 2017 Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (December 21, 2017) – Another year of white-knuckle racing action atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in 2017 culminated with a handful of drivers earning track championships. Ten intense nights of championship chase action attracted in excess of 200 total competitors with 214 taking in at least one night of competition over the course of the year. When the final checkered flag flew on the Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event in September, it was Taylor Velasquez, Clay Sellard, Jeff Kaup, Angel Munoz and Reagan Sellard emerging as champions. Those five along with the balance of the top ten in final points in all five classes (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks) will be honored at the DCRP Awards Banquet to be held at the Western Expo Center adjacent to the track on Saturday, January 27. The event is open to all fans and teams with tickets just $25 per person. Available until January 20, tickets may be ordered by calling Gina Wilson at 620-339-9873 or Tommie Estes, Jr., at 405-238-8485. A look at the top ten in final 2017 points in each division is as follows… Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars: Taylor Velasquez made it two track championships in a row with a wins on July 15 and then the season finale on September 16 among his seven top-fives and nine top-tens in ten events. It was enough for Velasquez to take the crown by 93 points over Tyler Knight. Winner of the first two races out, Ty Williams ranked as the only other driver to post multiple wins as eight different drivers scored victories in ten outings. Fort Worth, Texas, invader took the big money in June’s DCRP Sprint Car Nationals. Feature Winners: Taylor Velasquez 2, Ty Williams 2, Zach Blurton 1, Jake Bubak 1, Luke Cranston 1, Tyler Knight 1, Jake Martens 1, Kevin Ramey 1. Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, OK) 1,415, 2. Tyler Knight (Wright, KS) 1,322, 3. Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS) 1,255, 4. Jordan Knight (Wright, KS) 1,222, 5. Brandy Jones (Dodge City, KS) 1,195, 6. Ross Essenburg (Wichita, KS) 1,154, 7. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 1,038, 8. Brandon Sprott (Dodge City, KS) 968, 9. Ray Seemann (Jetmore, KS) 946, 10. Craig Jecha (Timken, KS) 789. Total Competitors: 48 Perfect Attendance (10 of 10): Taylor Velasquez, Tyler Knight, Kris Moore, Jordan Knight, Brandy Jones, Ross Essenburg. IMCA Modifieds: Clay Sellard put together nine top-tens in ten starts to add a Dodge City Raceway Park IMCA Modified title to a previous track IMCA Sport Mod crown. A May 28 win for Sellard was among his division-best five top-five runs on the year. Sellard took the title by a healthy 136-point margin over Randy Wilson, who edged 2016 track champ Nick Link by just one point for runner-up honors. A mere 17 points separated the handful of drivers ranked from second to sixth. The IMCA Modifieds offered up eight winners in ten events with Cole Traugott and William Nusser the only ones able to post multiple wins. Feature Winners: William Nusser 2, Cole Traugott 2, Kale Beavers 1, Brendon Gemmill 1, Tracy Link 1, Randle McRoberts 1, Mike Petersilie 1, Clay Sellard 1. Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Clay Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 1,347, 2. Randy Wilson (Wichita, KS) 1,201, 3. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 1,200, 4. Kevin Gray (Ulysses, KS) 1,197, 5. Mike Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 1,193, 6. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 1,184, 7. Jack Kirchoff (Garden City, KS) 1,155, 8. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 1,111, 9. Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 1,110, 10. Tracy Link (Rolla, KS) 1,109. Total Competitors: 45 Perfect Attendance (10 of 10): Clay Sellard, Randy Wilson, Nick Link, Kevin Gray, Mike Lunow, Kale Beavers, Jack Kirchoff, Jesse Smith, Tracy Link, Tom Beavers, Travis Simmons. IMCA Sport Modifieds: Denied the title in 2016, Woodward’s Jeff Kaup got his vengeance by winning four of eight features en route to snaring his fourth track title in the past five years. With seven podium finishes and nothing worse than fourth, Kaup blitzed out to a 160-point margin over the duo of Brian May and Kyle Wiens, who tied for runner-up honors. Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 4, Dustin Daniels 1, Brian Davidson 1, Brandon Kenny 1, Dakota Sproul 1. Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 1,173, 2. (tie) Brian May (Spearville, KS) and Kyle Wiens (Newton, KS) 1,013, 4. Alex Wiens (Newton, KS) 1,009, 5. Joey Maupin (Dodge City, KS) 966, 6. Jarett Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 946, 7. Kohl Ricke (Spearville, KS) 896, 8. Tanner Brunson (Dodge City, KS) 783, 9. Dan Rogers (Buffalo, OK) 729, 10. Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) 715. Total Competitors: 55 Perfect Attendance (8 of 8): Jeff Kaup, Brian May, Kyle Wiens, Alex Wiens, Joey Maupin, Jarett Lunow, Kohl Ricke. IMCA Stock Cars: Angel Munoz made the frequent 300-mile roundtrip from Lamar, CO, worth the effort by dominating the IMCA Stock Cars with six wins in eight outings to take the title by 154 points over Ondre Rexford. Rexford made a big jump in points from eighth in 2016 to take runner-up honors this year. Feature Winners: Angel Munoz 6, Michael Pepper 1, Tyler Tipton 1. Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Angel Munoz (Lamar, CO) 1,190 2. Ondre Rexford (Parts Unknown) 1,046, 3. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 984, 4. Gregg Schell (Cheney, KS) 774, 5. Chris Oliver (Holcomb, KS) 671, 6. Travis Baird (Chester, OK) 657, 7. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 641, 8. Jack Pepper (Lakin, KS) 511, 9. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 508, 10. Shannon Maughlin 481. Total Competitors: 38 Perfect Attendance (8 of 8): Angel Munoz, Ondre Rexford, Marlin Hogie. IMCA Hobby Stocks: A flip-and-win night early in the season proved to be the difference, as Reagan Sellard edged Duane Wahrman by just ten points for the IMCA Hobby Stock crown. Sellard and Wahrman combined to win six of eight feature events with 2016 champ Matt O’Hair posting a win as well to finish a close third in points. Feature Winners: Reagan Sellard 3, Duane Wahrman 3, Brett Copeland 1, Matt O’Hair 1. Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 1,160, 2. Duane Wahrman (Pratt, KS) 1,150, 3. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 1,098, 4. Tyler Walker (Dighton, KS) 1,090, 5. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 1,038, 6. Gerald Walker (Dighton, KS) 927, 7. Danny Schulte 881, 8. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 870, 9. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 781, 10. Jacob Huse 740. Total Competitors: 28 Perfect Attendance (8 of 8): Reagan Sellard, Duane Wahrman, Matt O’Hair, Tyler Walker, Brett Copeland, Gerald Walker, Tom Reed. Next Up: DCRP Awards Banquet at the Western Expo Center in Dodge City, KS, on Saturday, January 27. Comfort Suites located at 2700 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard in Dodge City, KS, is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The Comfort Suites official internet site is located at https://www.choicehotels.com/kansas/dodge-city/comfort-suites-hotels/ks193. Those staying at the Comfort Suites will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit. The 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.
  9. Dodge City Raceway Park Releases Action Packed 2018 Schedule by Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (December 8, 2017) – Outlaws, endures, USMTS, coaches, scintillating championship battles and more are in store for 2018 as Dodge City Raceway Park released its slate of events for next season. Following an open practice session on Saturday night, March 24, the 2018 DCRP schedule encompasses 17 total nights of competition atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas. Along with a full complement of championship chase action featuring the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks, a variety of special events along the way add spice to the mix. Among the specials is the return of the World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 20 that will officially bring the curtains down on the 2018 season that fires off nearly seven months earlier on March 31. The title chases get under way with the March 31 season opener and go on throughout the year until the regular-season-ending Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial on September 15. Other specials along the way include the popular DCRP Sprint Car Nationals on June 15-16, the Sixth Annual Modified Stampede on April 21, the Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event on August 18 and the inaugural visit by the USMTS Modifieds on June 8. The Friday night tile offers up $3,000 to the United States Modified Tour Series (USMTS) victor. Also, some of the area’s top high school football coaches will square off on the tack in a special Coaches Race on August 25. New to the schedule as well for 2018 is an Enduro race on September 22, just one week after the regular season finale. The Enduro will be a 200-lap or two hour affair, whichever comes first. Dodge City Raceway Park Tentative 2018 Schedule: March 24 – Practice Night March 31 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks) April 7 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks) April 21 – Sixth Annual Modified Stampede plus DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks May 5 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks) May 26 – Weekly Racing Series plus URSS Sprints (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks) June 8 – USMTS Modifieds ($3,000-to-win, $300-to-start) plus IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks June 15 – DCRP Sprint Car Nationals (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars) plus IMCA Stock Cars June 16 – DCRP Sprint Car Nationals (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars) plus IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars June 30 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks) July 14 – Weekly Racing Series (IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks) July 27 – Driver Appreciation Night with DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks August 18 – Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem plus IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks August 25 – Coaches Race plus Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks) September 1 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks) September 15 – Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Night / DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks September 22 – Enduro Race, 200 laps or two hours October 20 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” plus IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks January 26, 2019 – Banquet and Awards Ceremony 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.
  10. Reutzel Finishes Strong with Three More Podiums by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (November 22, 2017) – Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team put the finishing touches on yet another banner season by posting a set of podium finishes in the recent Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on November 9-11. After finishes of second and third in the Thursday and Friday preliminary features, Reutzel narrowly missed out on winning the season finale near Yuma for the second year in a row when a nozzle line limited him to a runner-up finish to close out the 2017 campaign. The robust finish to the season secured a second-place finish in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points with Reutzel missing a second series title by just one position. The three night Cocopah tilt started with strong heat and qualifying race runs to grid Reutzel fourth aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry for the Thursday night feature event. “We had a really good run at the start and I thought that I could slide for second,” Reutzel recalls. “I got over the curb and packed the right rear with mud.” That packed right rear proved problematic. “The first half of the race it was shaking really bad,” Reutzel says. “I was debating whether or not to pull off, I was just hanging on.” Reutzel’s saving grace proved to be an open red flag period midway through the race that allowed the crew to remove the mud from the right rear wheel. After slipping back to sixth with twelve laps remaining, Reutzel took off on the restart. “We drove to third with no problem and then had to settle for second,” Reutzel says. “We were just a lap or two away from taking the lead, we were so much faster.” Reutzel opened Friday’s card with a heat race win and then a fourth place qualifying race finish aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited machine to grid the feature in sixth. “We weren’t as good,” Reutzel relates. “It took a while to get going, we just didn’t run as well.” Even though not running as well, Reutzel still worked his way forward to notch a third-place finish for the night and lock into the Saturday finale. “We were able to get up to third,” Reutzel says. “Once it widened out, we got going better.” Reutzel’s strong preliminary efforts put him in the second starting position for the Saturday night, November 11, feature event aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance entry. “I didn’t get the jump I wanted,” Reutzel relates. “I just had to try to keep up with Seth (Bergman).” Reutzel kept Bergman in sight and closed the gap as the race progressed. “Seth got through traffic really well, so I really had to step it up,” Reutzel says. Reutzel did just that, stepping it up and ultimately battling past Bergman for the point with a potential eighth win of the season within reach. Lady luck intervened in the final handful of laps though, relegating Reutzel to a runner-up finish. “With four laps to go, a nozzle line fell off,” Reutzel describes of the final laps of the season. “The motor wouldn’t run. Seth got back by and we were lucky to hold on for second.” With the 2017 campaign in the books, Reutzel and crew are already busily preparing for the 2018 season with plans to be announced soon. 2017 Quick Stats: 79 races, 7 wins, 32 top-fives, 46 top-tens. Up Next: To be determined. 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.
  11. Reutzel Closes out Season at Cocopah by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (November 9, 2017) – It all began at Florida in February. Now, a quick nine months later, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team will finish out the 2017 season with a three-day weekend in far southwest Arizona. And it’s a place that Reutzel has found to his liking in the past. Sitting a solid second in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points, Reutzel looks to finish out the season strong aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ. Action begins on Thursday night with two more rounds of competition on Friday and Saturday. Reutzel topped last year’s season finale at Cocopah. He also enjoyed his first 410-ci Sprint Car win at Cocopah at the outset of the 2015 season. “We always have good speed there,” the driver of the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited machine said. Reutzel enters the Cocopah weekend coming off a Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals triumph that ran his season total to seven wins among more than 40 overall top-tens in another stellar season for the Clute, TX, racer. As always in ASCS competition, heat race success in this weekend’s Cocopah triple will be paramount. “Hopefully we can get through our heat in good shape and go from there,” Reutzel comments. “As long as we don’t get buried too far back, we usually have good enough speed at Cocopah to finish strong.” In a season that has included nearly 80 race nights for the driver of the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance entry, another victory lane trip or two would be the ideal way to transition into a quick off-season. 2017 Quick Stats: 76 races, 7 wins, 29 top-fives, 43 top-tens. Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale at Yuma, Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on November 9-11. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron ataaronreutzel@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. Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  12. Reutzel Ready for Devil’s Bowl after STN Podium by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (October 20, 2017) – Action continues for Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Winter Nationals after a pair of podium weekends. Following a third-place run in his first Colorado start on October 8, Reutzel earned a third-place finish in last weekend’s Short Track Nationals finale at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway after finishes of fourth and third in the preliminary feature events. “We had a really good car all weekend,” Reutzel said of the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry at the Short Track Nationals. “To be able to run near the front each night against that caliber of cars says a lot about this team, Sammy (Swindell) was just a little better.” Reutzel ventured to Little Rock last week after posting a third-place Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour finish in his first visit to Calhan, Colorado’s El Paso County Raceway the previous weekend. After aFriday night, October 6, rainout, the weekend was reduced to a single-night affair. “The real challenge was the air, it was the worst I’ve ever seen,” Reutzel said of the Rocky Mountain facility. “We kept working on it and finally got it decent in the feature.” After slipping to third in the early going, Reutzel reeled in the lead duo of Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Jake Bubak. “I got to them and really only had one shot,” Reutzel relates. “I tried to slide Bubak one time but couldn’t make it stick. We had a good car but settled for third.” Next up was a field of more than 70 Sprint Cars at I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, AR. After a fourth-place finish in the Thursday’s opener, Reutzel locked into his third consecutive STN championship feature with a third-place Friday night run and then earned his second career Short Track Nationals podium finish with another third-place finish in Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win finale. After kicking off his week with a heat race win aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited machine on Thursday night, Reutzel rebounded from a spin to post a third-place qualifying race finish. “We had a really good car, I just kept making some mistakes,” Reutzel explained. Gridding Thursday’s feature seventh, Reutzel raced forward to third in short order. “We were really good early, but the car started fading late,” Reutzel relates. “I went into block mode and that allowed Tony Bruce, Jr., to get by right at the end.” Missing the lock-in by mere inches, Reutzel started fresh on Friday with a runner-up heat race finish and third-place qualifying race run to earn the front row outside starting position for the feature. “We had a really good car all night, and we were good in the A Main again,” Reutzel said. After an early duel with Sam Hafertepe, Jr., for the point, Reutzel ultimately settled for a third-place finish that secured him a position in the Saturday night finale. “I raced pretty careful early, I wanted to make sure that I didn’t take Sam (Hafertepe, Jr.) or myself out,” Reutzel explains. “Then (Tim) Crawley got really good on the bottom so I moved down to protect my position. I lost third the night before, so I wasn’t going to let that happen again.” Saturday got off to a rough start when Reutzel got upside down in hot laps prior to the Pole Dash for Cash. “We broke an axle, I’m just thankful it happened when it did instead of in the race,” Reutzel said. “My guys did an incredible job of getting the car ready in time for the Dash.” Reutzel made the most of it, drawing the pole position and racing on to the Dash win to secure the pole position for the 40-lap feature event aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance entry. The battle with Crawley for the lead in the opening pair of corners opened the door for a Sammy Swindell moved into the lead. “We had a good pace early, but the line he (Swindell) was running was messing up my line,” Reutzel explains. “Then I biked it on the cushion and that let Sam (Hafertepe, Jr.) get by.” Reutzel kept the pressure on throughout the race before settling for a solid third-place payday. “The line Sam was running was blocking my line too,” Reutzel says. “If I don’t make that one mistake, I think we were easily a second-place car. I’m about 90% sure that Sammy had a little more if we had got to him.” With another successful Short Track Nationals run in the books, Reutzel takes to the storied ½-mile Devil’s Bowl Speedway clay oval for this weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour double on Friday andSaturday. “We just have to hope things fall into place, the draw can be pretty huge at Devil’s Bowl,” Reutzel says. Reutzel has finishes of sixth and fourth earlier this year at Devil’s Bowl. 2017 Quick Stats: 74 races, 6 wins, 28 top-fives, 41 top-tens. Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, on Friday and Saturday. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  13. Sammy Swindell Wins His Fifth Short Track Nationals by Lonnie Wheatley LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 14, 2017) – Sammy Swindell continues to dole out lessons to the younger generation of racers as he charged to an unprecedented fifth Short Track Nationals victory in Saturday night’s 40-lap event finale atop the high-banked, ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval. Courtesy of Lonnie Wheatley The Memphis area racer surged into the lead on the opening lap from his second row starting position and led all the way aboard the Rains Motorsports No. 3s JR1-chassi to capture the $15,000 winner’s take in the 30th edition of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Swindell’s second event win in a row was no cakewalk though, as he had to run a flawless race over the latter half of the race to keep Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Aaron Reutzel at bay less than a handful of car lengths back. “We had that caution and A.G. (Rains) signaled for me to go up high and we were definitely a lot better up there,” Swindell explained. While Clute, TX shoe Aaron Reutzel earned the pole position in the feature aboard the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution No. 87 Triple-X by beating Tim Crawley to the line in the Pack Building Materials Dash for Cash, it was fourth-starting Swindell splitting the front duo down the backstretch on the opening circuit to take command. With Swindell leading the way, Hafertepe, Jr., snuck by Reutzel for second moments before a caution flew for Wayne Johnson’s stalled mount just five laps into the race. Back under way, Swindell stretched out a half straightaway lead as he sliced through traffic until a final caution flew with just a dozen laps remaining. With Hafertepe, Jr., and Reutzel back on his tailtank, Swindell shifted to the top shelf and was perfect over the final rounds to preserve the win. In hot pursuit, Hafertepe, Jr., and Reutzel were soon joined by a surging Bill Balog in the battle for second. Reutzel slid Hafertepe, Jr., for second coming to the white flag only to have the current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points leader cross back under to maintain the position as Balog slipped by for third. Hafertepe, Jr., prevailed on the final lap to take runner-up honors aboard the Towline Variety/Lonestar Speedway No. 15h Cool-chassis while Reutzel rallied back around Balog to put his Triple-X chassis in third. “North Pole Nightmare” Balog settled for fourth aboard Ronnie Pitts’ No. 1x with Liberal, KS, native Tony Bruce, Jr., rounding out the top five aboard the Smith Racing/Tiger Towing No. 86. After starting on the front row outside, Tim Crawley crossed the stripe sixth while Derek Hagar climbed a handful of positions to capture seventh. Hailing from Lincoln, NE, by way of Liberal, KS, Jason Martin was eighth while Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen became the first female to post a top-ten STN championship feature by crossing the stripe in ninth. An STN rookie along with Balog, Canadian Skylar Gee completed the top ten. Dale Howard, Kyle Bellm, Jeff Swindell, Seth Bergman, Cody Gardner and Morgan Turpen topped the six STN Saturday Night Showdowns. Brad Bowden and Scott Bogucki earned “C” Main wins with Steven Tiner and Wayne Johnson posting “B” Main wins. Willie Croft held the lead in the first “B” Main until mechanical woes stopped him short while Marshall Skinner made hard contact with the infield tires along the frontstretch while racing in a transfer position as well. Mississippi’s Jan Howard was the winner of the Second Annual “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards for C Main non-transfers. A total of 74 competitors took part in the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway with nearly $108,000 in prize money awarded over the course of the weekend. 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Saturday Night Results: Locked in from Preliminary Night Feature Events: 3s-Sammy Swindell, 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 1x-Bill Balog, 88-Tim Crawley, 86-Tony Bruce, Jr., 87-Aaron Reutzel. STN Saturday Night Showdowns (Top 8 in combined points from Preliminary Night and Showdowns to positions 7-14 of “A” Main; Next 26 to two “B” Mains, balance to two “C” Mains): STN Showdown #1 (10 Laps): 1. 47-Dale Howard, 2. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 3. 17w-Harli White, 4. 7m-Chance Morton, 5. 84b-Scott Bogucki, 6. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 7. 39-Brad Bowden, 8. 52-Blake Hahn, 9. 12w-Dale Wester, 10. 00-Tristan Lee, 11. 17g-Channin Tankersley. STN Showdown #2 (10 Laps): 1. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 2. 94x-Steven Tiner, 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 4. 2-Michael Day, 5. 6-Dustin Gates, 6. 29-Willie Croft, 7. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 8. 40-Howard Moore, 9. 21b-Zach Pringle, 10. 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 11. 16-Blake Baccus. STN Showdown #3 (10 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell, 2. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 3. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 5. 32m-Adam Miller, 6. D6-Dakota Gaines, 7. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 8. 12T-Joe Young, 9. 10k-Dewayne White, 10. 4-Tommy Snellgrove, 11. 88b-Brandon Blenden. STN Showdown #4 (10 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, 2. 10-Terry Gray, 3. 5-Eric Lutz, 4. 36-Jason Martin, 5. 2h-Wally Henson, 6. 11g-Mike Goodman, 7. 20g-Jake Greider, 8. 38-Rick Pringle, 9. 17-Josh Baughman, 10. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher, 11. 21-Butch David. STN Showdown #5 (10 Laps): 1. 88r-Cody Gardner, 2. 8-Alex Sewell, 3. 4s-Danny Smith, 4. 42-Andy McElhannon, 5. 23b-Brian Bell, 6. 26-Marshall Skinner, 7. 1s-Joey Schmidt, 8. 44m-Chris Martin, 9. 44-Ronny Howard, 10. 84-Brandon Hanks (DQ – Wheel Cover infraction). STN Showdown #6 (10 Laps): 1. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 4. X-Charlie Louden, 5. 121-Jan Howard, 6. 11x-John Carney II, 7. 31-Justin Webb, 8. 23x-Junior Jenkins, 9. 44c-Chase Howard, 10. 58-Gary Floyd. “C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature; 4th through 6th to “Red Shirt Dash” First “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 39-Brad Bowden, 2. X-Charlie Louden, 3. 12w-Dale Wester, 4. 31-Justin Webb, 5. 44-Ronny Howard, 6. 44m-Chris Martin, 7. 2h-Wally Henson, 8. D6-Dakota Gaines, 9. 32m-Adam Miller, 10. 44c-Chase Howard, 11. 16-Blake Baccus, 12. 58-Gary Floyd, 13. 21b-Zach Pringle. DNS: 4-Tommy Snellgrove, 00-Tristan Lee. Second “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 84b-Scott Bogucki, 2. 52-Blake Hahn, 3. 84-Brandon Hanks, 4. 121-Jan Howard, 5. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 6. 38-Rick Pringle, 7. 20g-Jake Greider, 8. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher, 9. 23x-Junior Jenkins, 10. 10k-Dewayne White, 11. 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 12. 1s-Joey Schmidt, 13. 2-Michael Day. DNS: 88b-Brandon Blenden, 21-Butch David. Pack Building Materials Dash for Cash – Finishing Order Set First Three Rows of Feature Lineup Dash (6 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (1) [$500], 2. 88-Tim Crawley (2) [$250], 3. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (6) [$175], 4. 3s-Sammy Swindell (4) [$150], 5. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (3) [$125], 6. 1x-Bill Balog (5) [$100]. Red Shirt Dash in Honor of Lanny Edwards Red Shirt Dash (6 Laps): 1. 121-Jan Howard ($500), 2. 31-Justin Webb ($100), 3. 38-Rick Pringle ($100), 4. 44m-Chris Martin ($100), 5. 44-Ronny Howard ($100). DNS: 17g-Channin Tankersley. “B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A” Feature First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 94x-Steven Tiner, 2. 8-Alex Sewell, 3. 40-Howard Moore, 4. 42-Andy McElhannon, 5. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 6. 4s-Danny Smith, 7. 5-Eric Lutz, 8. 17w-Harli White, 9. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 10. 39-Brad Bowden, 11. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 12. 12w-Dale Wester, 13. X-Charlie Louden, 14. 11g-Mike Goodman, 15. 26-Marshall Skinner, 16. 29-Willie Croft. Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 2. 23b-Brian Bell, 3. 7m-Chance Morton, 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 5. 84-Brandon Hanks, 6. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 8. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 9. 51J-Rya Jamison, 10. 6-Dustin Gates, 11. 94-Jeff Swindell, 12. 12T-Joe Young, 13. 52-Blake Hahn, 14. 10-Terry Gray, 15. 84b-Scott Bogucki, 16. 11x-John Carney II. STN Championship “A” Feature A Feature (40 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 3s-Sammy Swindell (4) [$15,000], 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (3) [$8,000], 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel (1) [$5,000], 4. 1x-Bill Balog (6) [$4,000], 5. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (5) [$3,750], 6. 88-Tim Crawley (2) [$3,500], 7. 9jr-Derek Hagar (12) [$3,400], 8. 36-Jason Martin (7) [$3,200], 9. 10m-Morgan Turpen (10) [$3,100], 10. 99-Skylar Gee (14) [$3,000], 11. 88r-Cody Gardner (8) [$2,600], 12. 23-Seth Bergman (13) [$2,400], 13. 8-Alex Sewell (17) [$2,300], 14. 7m-Chance Morton (20) [$2,200], 15. 94x-Steven Tiner (15) [$2,100], 16. 23b-Brian Bell (18) [$2,000], 17. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (11) [$2,000], 18. 47-Dale Howard (9) [$2,000], 19. 40-Howard Moore (19) [$2,000], 20. 2c-Wayne Johnson (16) [$2,000] Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-40.
  14. Hafertepe Reels in Friday STN Prelim Honors by Lonnie Wheatley LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 13, 2017) – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., continued his winning ways by racing to victory lane in Friday night’s 25-lap preliminary feature at the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires atop the high-banked ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval. Courtesy of Lonnie Wheatley After outdueling Aaron Reutzel for the point in the early going, Hafertepe, Jr., slipped away to a near straightaway advantage over the latter half of the race to secure a prime starting position among the front three rows in Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN championship feature. While the reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National champion from Sunnyvale, TX, posted his second career STN preliminary feature win and first since 2010 aboard the Towline Variety/Lonestar Speedway No. 15h Cool-chassis, Tim Crawley and Aaron Reutzel earned passes to Saturday’s finale as well by virtue of finishing second and third, respectively. Following a rally from 13th to fifth in Thursday night’s preliminary feature, Hafertepe, Jr., was on point all Friday evening with heat and qualifying race wins to earn the pole position for the feature event with fellow Lone Star State rep Reutzel alongside. The duo slid each other a pair of times on the opening circuit before Hafertepe, Jr., edged ahead upon the completion of the opening round. Following the race’s only caution for a Brandon Hanks off-track excursion beyond the turn one banking with eight rounds in the books, Hafertepe, Jr., slipped away, leaving Reutzel and Crawley to battle it out for second. Hafertepe, Jr., reached traffic with eight laps remaining yet maintained his rapid pace, crossing the stripe with a handful of lapped cars and most of a straightaway between himself and runner-up Crawley. “We weren’t gonna get too crazy and race each other too hard there early on,” Hafertepe, Jr., said after his 19th overall win of the 2017 campaign. “We can save that for tomorrow night with the money on the line.” While Hafertepe, Jr., locked into his fifth career STN championship feature, Crawley and Reutzel diced in side-by-side fashion for several laps before Crawley slipped away to secure runner-up honors aboard Mike Ward’s No. 88 Sprint Car. After fading from the pole position to finish sixth in Thursday’s feature, Crawley’s runner-up showing makes him the first driver in STN history to earn a starting berth in 20 STN championship main events. After challenging Crawley on the topside earlier, Reutzel dropped to the bottom shelf in the closing rounds to preserve the critical third-place finish aboard the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution No. 87 Triple-X. Saturday will mark Reutzel’s fourth career STN championship feature start. “We let third slip away from us last night, there was no way I was going to let that happen again,” Reutzel commented after being nipped at the line for the position in Thursday’s feature event. Liberal, KS, native Jason Martin closed the gap on Reutzel in the closing rounds but had to settle for fourth with Cordova, Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen posting the top feature finish by a female in STN history by rounding out the top five. Mississippi’s Dale Howard was sixth ahead of Canadian shoe Skylar Gee and local ace Cody Gardner while Jonathan Cornell earned Hard Charger honors by rallying from 17th to ninth. Reigning I-30 Speedway track champion Brian Bell completed the top ten after starting 16th. Josh Baughman, Wayne Johnson, Seth Bergman, Scott Bogucki, Chance Morton, Terry Gray, Hafertepe, Jr., Ernie Ainsworth and Channin Tankersley topped heat race action for Friday night’s field of 70 with Gee, Turpen, Crawley and Hafertepe, Jr., winning the qualifying races. Jeff Swindell and Rick Pringle earned “C” Main wins with Wayne Johnson and Bell victorious in “B” Main action. A total of 74 competitors have taken part thus far it the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. The 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway concludes with Saturday’s championship slate of events including STN Showdowns, “C” Mains, “B” Mains, the “Red Shirt Dash”, Pack’s Dash for Cash and $15,000-to-win finale. Racing action is slated to go green at 7:00 p.m. 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Friday Night Results: Heat Races (Top 40 in Finishing/Passing Points to Qualifying Races; Balance to Two “C” Mains): First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman, 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 3. 94x-Steven Tiner, 4. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 5. 39-Brad Bowden, 6. X-Charlie Louden, 7. 4s-Danny Smith, 8. 52-Blake Hahn. Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 2. 42-Andy McElhannon, 3. 11x-John Carney II, 4. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 5. 01-Paul McMahan, 6. 88b-Brandon Blenden, 7. 00-Tristan Lee, 8. 75b-Broc Elliott (DNS). Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 3. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 4. 29-Willie Croft, 5. 94-Jeff Swindell, 6. 121-Jan Howard, 7. 44m-Chris Martin, 8. 22-Sean McClelland (DNS). Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 84b-Scott Bogucki, 2. 88r-Cody Gardner, 3. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 4. 32m-Adam Miller, 5. 58-Gary Floyd, 6. 16-Blake Baccus, 7. D6-Dakota Gaines, 8. 44c-Chase Howard (DNS). Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 7m-Chance Morton, 2. 6-Dustin Gates, 3. 21b-Zach Pringle, 4. 11g-Mike Goodman, 5. 4-Tommy Snellgrove, 6. 44-Ronny Howard, 7. 12w-Dale Wester, 8. 8-Alex Sewell (DQ – Nose wing too far forward). Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 10-Terry Gray, 2. 88-Tim Crawley, 3. 36-Jason Martin, 4. 26-Marshall Skinner, 5. 2-Michael Day, 6. 31-Justin Webb, 7. 23x-Junior Jenkins, 8. 17w-Harli White. Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 2. 23b-Brian Bell, 3. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 6. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 7. 2h-Wally Henson, 8. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher. Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 2. 12T-Joe Young, 3. 40-Howard Moore, 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 5. 38-Rick Pringle, 6. 20g-Jake Greider, 7. 1s-Joey Schmidt. Ninth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 2. 47-Dale Howard, 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 5-Eric Lutz, 5. 10k-Dewayne White, 6. 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 7. 21-Butch David. Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee, 2. 47-Dale Howard, 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 5. 6-Dustin Gates, 6. 17-Josh Baughman, 7. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 8. 94x-Steven Tiner, 9. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 10. 01-Paul McMahan. Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 2. 29-Willie Croft, 3. 88r-Cody Gardner, 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 5. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 6. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 7. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 8. 23-Seth Bergman, 9. 21b-Zach Pringle, 10. 58-Gary Floyd. Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 88-Tim Crawley, 2. 36-Jason Martin, 3. 42-Andy McElhannon, 4. 7m-Chance Morton, 5. 11g-Mike Goodman, 6. 10-Terry Gray, 7. 40-Howard Moore, 8. 5-Eric Lutz, 9. 32m-Adam Miller, 10. 84b-Scott Bogucki. Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 2. 12T-Joe Young, 3. 91-Ernie Ainsworth, 4. 23b-Brian Bell, 5. 26-Marshall Skinner, 6. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 7. 84-Brandon Hanks, 8. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 9. 11x-John Carney II, 10. 4-Tommy Snellgrove (DNS). “C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature First “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell, 2. 2-Michael Day, 3. 39-Brad Bowden, 4. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher, 5. 121-Jan Howard, 6. 31-Justin Webb, 7. 12w-Dale Wester, 8. 44m-Chris Martin, 9. 1s-Joey Schmidt, 10. 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 11. 16-Blake Baccus, 12. 21-Butch David, 13. 43-Matthew Bauldwin (DNS), 14. 8-Alex Sewell (DNS), 15. 75e-Broc Elliott (DNS). Second “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 38-Rick Pringle, 2. 52-Blake Hahn, 3. X-Charlie Louden, 4. 20g-Jake Greider, 5. 17w-Harli White, 6. 2h-Wally Henson, 7. 23x-Junior Jenkins, 8. 10k-Dewayne White, 9. 00-Tristan Lee, 10. 88b-Brandon Blenden, 11. 44-Ronny Howard, 12. D6-Dakota Gaines, 13. 4s-Danny Smith, 14. 44c-Chase Howard (DNS), 15. 22-Sean McClelland (DNS). “B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A” Feature First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 3. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 4. 10-Terry Gray, 5. 11g-Mike Goodman, 6. 40-Howard Moore, 7. 6-Dustin Gates, 8. 94-Jeff Swindell, 9. 21b-Zach Pringle, 10. 23-Seth Bergman, 11. 39-Brad Bowden, 12. 84b-Scott Bogucki, 13. 2-Michael Day, 14. 32m-Adam Miller, 15. 58-Gary Floyd, 16. 5-Eric Lutz. Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 23b-Brian Bell, 2. 84-Brandon Hanks, 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 4. 42-Andy McElhannon, 5. 52-Blake Hahn, 6. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 7. 94x-Steven Tiner, 8. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 9. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 10. 38-Rick Pringle, 11. X-Charlie Louden, 12. 26-Marshall Skinner (DNS), 13. 9jr-Derek Hagar (DNS), 14. 11x-John Carney II (DNS), 15. 01-Paul McMahan (DNS), 16. 4-Tommy Snellgrove (DNS). “A” Feature – Top 3 Finishers Locked into Saturday night’s $15,000 to win STN Finale. A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (1), 2. 88-Tim Crawley (4), 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel (2), 4. 36-Jason Martin (3), 5. 10m-Morgan Turpen (8), 6. 47-Dale Howard (9), 7. 99-Skylar Gee (7), 8. 88r-Cody Gardner (12), 9. 28-Jonathan Cornell (17), 10. 23b-Brian Bell (16), 11. 29-Willie Croft (10), 12. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (5), 13. 2c-Wayne Johnson (15), 14. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (11), 15. 14k-Kyle Bellm (19), 16. 7m-Chance Morton (6), 17. 17-Josh Baughman (20), 18. 12T-Joe Young (13), 19. 17g-Channin Tankersley (14), 20. 84-Brandon Hanks (18). Lap Leaders: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-25. 30th Annual STN Points after Night Two (Best of the Two Preliminary Nights – Lock-Ins not included in point totals): 1. 36-Jason Martin 509.0 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen 487.5 3. 47-Dale Howard 483.0 4. 99-Skylar Gee 482.0 5. 28-Jonathan Cornell 481.0 6. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth 479.0 7. 23-Seth Bergman 474.0 8. 26-Marshall Skinner 472.0 9. 88r-Cody Gardner 468.0 10. 29-Willie Croft 459.0 11. 23b-Brian Bell 451.5 12. 7m-Chance Morton 451.0 13. 9jr-Derek Hagar 450.0 14. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek 446.0 15. 42-Andy McElhannon 441.0 16. 2c-Wayne Johnson 439.0 17. 8-Alex Sewell 430.0 18. 94x-Steven Tiner 427.5 19. 12T-Joe Young 427.0 20. 17-Josh Baughman 425.0 21. 17g-Channin Tankersley 418.5 22. 14k-Kyle Bellm 417.0 23. 40-Howard Moore 416.0 24. 5-Eric Lutz 406.0 25. 84-Brandon Hanks 402.5 26. 10-Terry Gray 400.5 27. 6-Dustin Gates 393.5 28. 11g-Mike Goodman 389.5 29. 99x-Dalton Stevens 376.0 30. 11x-John Carney II 374.0 31. 17w-Harli White 365.0 32. 51J-Ryan Jamison 365.0 33. 01-Paul McMahan 361.0 34. 43-Matthew Bauldwin 358.5 35. 15J-Jeremy Middleton 351.0 36. 44m-Chris Martin 350.0 37. 21b-Zach Pringle 349.5 38. 39-Brad Bowden 339.0 39. 4s-Danny Smith 333.0 40. 84b-Scott Bogucki 328.0 41. 94-Jeff Swindell 323.5 42. 2-Michael Day 320.5 43. 32m-Adam Miller 317.0 44. 38-Rick Pringle 315.5 45. 52-Blake Hahn 314.5 46. 12w-Dale Wester 313.0 47. d6-Dakota Gaines 309.5 48. 58-Gary Floyd 307.0 49. X-Charlie Louden 306.0 50. 22-Sean McClelland 305.0 51. 95-Matt Covington 304.0 52. 4-Tommy Snellgrove 293.0 53. 20g-Jake Greider 282.0 54. 2h-Wally Henson 282.0 55. 121-Jan Howard 273.5 56. 23x-Junior Jenkins 272.5 57. 31-Justin Webb 272.5 58. 10k-Dewayne White 268.5 59. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher 266.5 60. 21k-Kevin Hinkle 258.0 61. 88b-Brandon Blenden 256.5 62. 1s-Joey Schmidt 256.0 63. 44-Ronny Howard 255.0 64. 16-Blake Baccus 254.0 65. 00-Tristan Lee 250.5 66. 21-Butch David 238.5 67. 44c-Chase Howard 224.0 68. 75b-Broc Elliott 211.0 Locked-in: 3s-Sammy Swindell, 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 1x-Bill Balog, 88-Tim Crawley, 86-Tony Bruce, Jr., 87-Aaron Reutzel.
  15. Swindell Stops Nightmare at I-30 – Wins STN Opener by Lonnie Wheatley LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 12, 2017) – Sammy Swindell kicked off his pursuit of an unprecedented fifth Short Track Nationals crown in strong fashion by wiring the field in Thursday night’s 25-lap feature that kicked off I-30 Speedway’s 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Though he led the entire distance aboard the Rains Motorsports No. 3s, it wasn’t without some strong mid-race pressure from “North Pole Nightmare” Bill Balog. Swindell ultimately worked through traffic in the latter stages to secure the win ahead of Balog with Tony Bruce, Jr., making a late rally to steal the third and final lock-in position to Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN championship finale. After accumulating the most points through heat and qualifying race action, it was 1998 STN champion and hometown favorite Tim Crawley leading the feature field to the green flag with four-time and defending race winner Swindell alongside. Swindell gunned into the lead at the outset and kept Crawley and third-starter Balog at bay in the opening rounds before the red flag flew for Josh Baughman’s wild ride through turns three and four. The Odessa, TX, racer walked away unscathed. Back under way, Swindell set the pace on the low side while Balog worked the top side to dispose of Crawley for second by the seventh circuit. Soon after the race’s second and final interruption for a Cody Gardner spin in turn one with eight laps in the books, Balog turned up the heat and began pressuring for the point. Swindell stayed steady on the low side though and worked through traffic over the final eight circuits to post his sixth career STN preliminary feature win. A former Alaska resident now calling Wisconsin home, Balog put Ronnie Pitts’ No. 1x entry into the big show in his first official STN start after a 2015 effort was eliminated due to inclement weather. In the lead duo’s wake, the battle for the third and final lock-in position was heated with Aaron Reutzel driving the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution No. 87 past Crawley for third at the midway point. But, two-time STN winner Tony Bruce, Jr., was on the move in the Smith Racing No. 86, taking fourth away from Crawley on the 21st lap and then gobbling up more than a half straightaway deficit to nip Reutzel at the line for third by mere inches. Reutzel settled for fourth with Sam Hafertepe, Jr., climbing from 13th to round out the top five. Crawley crossed the stripe sixth with Ernie Ainsworth, Jonathan Cornell, Seth Bergman and 19th-starter Howard Moore completing the top ten. Crawley, Morgan Turpen, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Steven Tiner, Reutzel, Kyle Bellm, Skylar Gee, Gardner and Swindell topped heat race action for Thursday night’s 71-car field with Bergman, Andy McElhannon, Swindell and Balog winning the qualifying races. Brian Bell and Willie Croft topped “C” Main action with Alex Sewell and Steven Tiner winning the “B” Mains. Sean McClelland flipped in turn one in qualifying race action while two-time STN king Paul McMahan flipped in “B” Main competition. There were no injuries. The 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway continues with another full slate of preliminary action on Friday night. The green flag is set to fly at 7:30 p.m. 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Thursday Night Results: Heat Races (Top 40 in Finishing/Passing Points to Qualifying Races; Balance to Two “C” Mains): First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 88-Tim Crawley, 2. 84-Brandon Hanks, 3. 95-Matt Covington, 4. 40-Howard Moore, 5. 6-Dustin Gates, 6. 23b-Brian Bell, 7. 10k-Dewayne White, 8. 36-Jason Martin. Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 2. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 3. 01-Paul McMahan, 4. 12w-Dale Wester, 5. 4s-Danny Smith, 6. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher, 7. 21b-Zach Pringle, 8. 121-Jan Howard. Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 2. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 3. 42-Andy McElhannon, 4. 32m-Adam Miller, 5. 38-Rick Pringle, 6. 84b-Scott Bogucki, 7. 44-Ronny Howard, 8. 44c-Chase Howard. Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 94x-Steven Tiner, 2. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 4. 1x-Bill Balog, 5. 7m-Chance Morton, 6. 58-Gary Floyd, 7. 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 8. 21-Butch David. Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 2. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr., 3. 17w-Harli White, 4. 29-Willie Croft, 5. 11x-Garry Lee Maier, 6. 12T-Joe Young, 7. 1s-Joey Schmidt, 8. 16-Blake Baccus. Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 2. 2-Michael Day, 3. 26-Marshall Skinner, 4. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 5. 5-Eric Lutz, 6. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 7. 31-Justin Webb, 8. 4-Tommy Snellgrove. Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee, 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 3. 47-Dale Howard, 4. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 5. 22-Sean McClelland, 6. 2h-Wally Henson, 7. 10-Terry Gray, 8. 20g-Jake Greider. Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 88r-Cody Gardner, 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 4. 23-Seth Bergman, 5. 44m-Chris Martin, 6. D6-Dakota Gaines, 7. X-Charlie Louden, 8. 00-Tristan Lee. Ninth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 3s-Sammy Swindell, 2. 8-Alex Sewell, 3. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 4. 39-Brad Bowden, 5. 23x-Junior Jenkins, 6. 52-Blake Hahn, 7. 11g-Mike Goodman. Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, 2. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 3. 88-Tim Crawley, 4. 88r-Cody Gardner, 5. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 6. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 7. 11x-John Carney II, 8. 40-Howard Moore, 9. 2-Michael Day, 10. 32m-Adam Miller. Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 42-Andy McElhannon, 2. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr., 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 5. 01-Paul McMahan, 6. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 7. 94x-Steven Tiner, 8. 7m-Chance Morton, 9. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 10. 22-Sean McClelland. Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 3s-Sammy Swindell, 2. 17-Josh Baughman, 3. 84-Brandon Hanks, 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 5. 5-Eric Lutz, 6. 8-Alex Sewell, 7. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 8. 44m-Chris Martin, 9. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 10. 95-Matt Covington. Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 1x-Bill Balog, 2. 26-Marshall Skinner, 3. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 5. 17w-Harli White, 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 7. 47-Dale Howard, 8. 39-Brad Bowden, 9. 6-Dustin Gates, 10. 12w-Dale Wester. “C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature First “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 23b-Brian Bell, 2. 38-Rick Pringle, 3. 52-Blake Hahn, 4. 36-Jason Martin, 5. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 6. 10-Terry Gray, 7. X-Charlie Louden, 8. 11g-Mike Goodman, 9. 12T-Joe Young, 10. 58-Gary Floyd, 11. 10k-Dewayne White, 12. 31-Justin Webb, 13. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 14. 4-Tommy Snellgrove, 15. 121-Jan Howard (DNS), 16. 00-Tristan Lee (DNS). Second “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 29-Willie Croft, 2. 4s-Danny Smith, 3. D6-Dakota Gaines, 4. 2h-Wally Henson, 5. 21b-Zach Pringle, 6. 20g-Jake Greider, 7. 23s-Junior Jenkins, 8. 1s-Joey Schmidt, 9. 44-Ronny Howard, 10. 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 11. 21-Butch David, 12. 16-Blake Baccus, 13. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher (DNS), 14. 84b-Scott Bogucki (DNS), 15. 44c-Chase Howard (DNS). “B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A” Feature First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell, 2. 99-Skylar Gee, 3. 40-Howard Moore, 4. 5-Eric Lutz, 5. 84-Brandon Hanks, 6. 11x-John Carney II, 7. 23b-Brian Bell, 8. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 9. 44m-Chris Martin, 10. 52-Blake Hahn, 11. 6-Dustin Gates, 12. 32m-Adam Miller, 13. 38-Rick Pringle, 14. 17w-Harli White, 15. 2-Michael Day, 16. 22-Sean McClelland (DNS). Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 94x-Steven Tiner, 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 3. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 4. 29-Willie Croft, 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 6. 4s-Danny Smith, 7. 7m-Chance Morton, 8. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 9. D6-Dakota Gaines, 10. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 11. 39-Brad Bowden, 12. 12w-Dale Wester, 13. 47-Dale Howard, 14. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 15. 01-Paul McMahan, 16. 95-Matt Covington. “A” Feature – Top 3 Finishers Locked into Saturday night’s $15,000 to win STN Finale. A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 3s-Sammy Swindell (2), 2. 1x-Bill Balog (3), 3. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (4), 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel (7), 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (13), 6. 88-Tim Crawley (1), 7. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (10), 8. 28-Jonathan Cornell (8), 9. 23-Seth Bergman (9), 10. 40-Howard Moore (19), 11. 9jr-Derek Hagar (14), 12. 26-Marshall Skinner (5), 13. 10m-Morgan Turpen (18), 14. 99-Skylar Gee (17), 15. 94x-Steven Tiner (16), 16. 8-Alex Sewell (15), 17. 88r-Cody Gardner (12), 18. 17g-Channin Tankersley (20), 19. 42-Andy McElhannon (6), 20. 17-Josh Baughman (11). Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1- 25. 30th Annual STN Points after Night One (Best of the Two Preliminary Nights – Lock-Ins not included in point totals): 1. 88-Tim Crawley 508.0 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel 501.0 3. 28-Jonathan Cornell 481.0 4. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth 479.0 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 478.0 6. 23-Seth Bergman 474.0 7. 26-Marshall Skinner 472.0 8. 9jr-Derek Hagar 450.0 9. 42-Andy McElhannon 441.0 10. 88r-Cody Gardner 432.0 11. 8-Alex Sewell 430.0 12. 99-Skylar Gee 428.5 13. 94x-Steven Tiner 427.5 14. 17-Josh Baughman 425.0 15. 10m-Morgan Turpen 424.5 16. 17g-Channin Tankersley 418.5 17. 40-Howard Moore 416.0 18. 5-Eric Lutz 406.0 19. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek 405.5 20. 84-Brandon Hanks 402.5 21. 14k-Kyle Bellm 376.0 22. 11x-John Carney II 374.0 23. 17w-Harli White 365.0 24. 01-Paul McMahan 361.0 25. 43-Matthew Bauldwin 358.5 26. 7m-Chance Morton 358.0 27. 44m-Chris Martin 350.0 28. 29-Willie Croft 343.5 29. 15J-Jeremy Middleton 342.5 30. 47-Dale Howard 342.5 31. 39-Brad Bowden 339.0 32. 4s-Danny Smith 333.0 33. 6-Dustin Gates 332.0 34. 2c-Wayne Johnson 324.0 35. 23b-Brian Bel 322.0 36. 2-Michael Day 320.5 37. 32m-Adam Miller 314.5 38. 12w-Dale Wester 313.0 39. d6-Dakota Gaines 309.5 40. 52-Blake Hahn 308.5 41. 22-Sean McClelland 305.0 42. 95-Matt Covington 304.0 43. 38-Rick Pringle 303.5 44. 51J-Ryan Jamison 287.5 45. 2h-Wally Henson 282.0 46. 21b-Zach Pringle 276.0 47. 23x-Junior Jenkins 272.5 48. X-Charlie Louden 268.0 49. 10-Terry Gray 267.0 50. 12T-Joe Young 267.0 51. 36-Jason Martin 259.0 52. 58-Gary Floyd 258.0 53. 1s-Joey Schmidt 256.0 54. 99x-Dalton Stevens 256.0 55. 44-Ronny Howard 255.0 56. 11g-Mike Goodman 253.0 57. 20g-Jake Greider 252.5 58. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher 251.0 59. 10k-Dewayne White 247.0 60. 21k-Kevin Hinkle 245.0 61. 84b-Scott Bogucki 242.0 62. 31-Justin Webb 240.0 63. 16-Blake Baccus 233.0 64. 21-Butch David 231.0 65. 44c-Chase Howard 224.0 66. 4-Tommy Snellgrove 222.0 67. 121-Jan Howard 221.0 68. 00-Tristan Lee 209.5
  16. It’s STN Week in America by Lonnie Wheatley LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 9, 2017) – Let’s face it. This is a week that has been circled on the calendar for quite some time now. And now it’s finally here, as Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway is poised to dish out more than $100,000 over the course of the 30th edition of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. With many already en route to Arkansas’ capital city, the on-track festivities get under way with a Wednesday evening Test ‘N Tune session to whet the appetite for the following three nights of wall-to-wall racing action that culminates with a $15,000-to-win tilt on Saturday night with $2,000-to-start the premier championship event in 360-ci Sprint Car racing. With entries still coming in and expected to do so until race time on Thursday, the count has climbed to 58 with past STN champ Tim Crawley and Hall-of-Famer Danny Smith among the latest additions. While Sammy Swindell guns for an unprecedented fifth STN crown, Crawley makes an effort for an STN record of his own as he tries to become the first driver to race his way into 20 STN championship feature events. Last year, the hometown hero became the first driver to crack the starting lineup for the 19th time, ultimately racing to a fourth-place finish behind Swindell, Tim Shaffer and Jason Johnson. The fourth-place run was Crawley’s tenth among the top-ten and fourth top-five run, his best since a runner-up showing in 2000 although Lady Luck has stopped some other strong efforts short along the way. Crawley earned his lone STN crown in 1998. Now calling Chillicothe, OH, home, Indiana native and veteran racer Danny Smith makes a return to the Short Track Nationals for the first time since 2011. With hundreds of feature wins to his credit over the course of his career and at least one feature win each year since 1975, Smith has made three STN championship feature starts ranging from the second edition in 1989 to most recently in 2009. Crawley and Smith join an already loaded field that includes past winners Swindell, Paul McMahan, Tony Bruce, Jr., Wayne Johnson and Terry Gray along with the likes of “North Pole Nightmare” Bill Balog, Cali shoes Willie Croft and Steven Tiner, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Aaron Reutzel, Derek Hagar and 2017 I-30 Speedway track champ Brian Bell among many others. Wednesday’s Test ‘N Tune session will be followed up two full nights of qualifying action on Thursday and Friday including a full slate of heat races, qualifying races, “B” Mains and “A” Main with the top three from each night locked into Saturday’s STN championship finale. Saturday’s card will include STN Showdowns, “C” Mains, “B” Mains, the “Red Shirt Dash” for non-qualifiers and the championship feature event. After Wednesday’s Test ‘N Tune session from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., racing action is set to get under way at 7:30 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday with Saturday’s championship card going green at7:00 p.m. Last year, Sprint Car racing legend Sammy Swindell matched Gary Wright atop the all-time STN win charts by racing to his fourth triumph in the prestigious event. Swindell’s fourth win, coming ahead of Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and reigning Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson, followed previous triumphs in 2013, 2011 and 1990. The Pertinent Info: The What: 30th 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 12-14, 2017, following a Wednesday, October 11, Test ‘N Tune session. The Entries: Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf. Entry is $150 for those entered by October 6, or $250 after October 6. Entries submitted by October 6 receive one free driver pit pass for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Checks, money orders and cashier’s checks are accepted and may be mailed to I-30 Speedway c/o Tracey Clay, 13219 Interstate 30, Little Rock AR 72209, made payable to Tracey Clay. The current field is comprised of 58 entries from 13 different states as well as Australia. #01 Paul McMahan (Elk Grove, CA) #1s Joey Schmidt (Ellisville, MS) #1x Bill Balog (Hartland, WI) #1xx Eddie Gallagher (Olive Branch, MS) #2 Michael Day (Farmersville, TX) #2c Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK) #2h Wally Henson (Benton, AR) #3s Sammy Swindell (Bartlett, TN) #4 Tommy Snellgrove (Little Rock, AR) #4s Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH) #6 Dustin Gates (Haughton, LA) #d6 Dakota Gaines (N. Little Rock, AR) #8 Alex Sewell (Tulsa, OK) #9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR) #10 Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN) #10k Dewayne White (Byhalia, MS) #10m Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN) #11g Mike Goodman (Broken Arrow, OK) #12w Dale Wester (Ovilla, TX) #14k Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO) #15h Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX) #15J Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR) #16 Blake Baccus (Crandall, TX) #17g Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX) #17w Harli White (Lindsay, OK) #20g Jake Greider (Haysville, KS) #21 Butch David (Geisman, LA) #21k Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR) #21T Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX) #22 Sean McClelland (Owasso, OK) #23b Brian Bell (Gallaway, TN) #26 Marshall Skinner (West Memphis, AR) #28 Johnathan Cornell (Sedalia, MO) #29 Willie Croft (Roseville, CA) #31w Justin Webb (Drummonds, TN) #32m Adam Miller (Hot Springs, AR) #36 Jason Martin (Lincoln, NE) #38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR) #39 Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS) #40 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN) #42 Andy McElhannon (Hernando, MS) #43 Matthew Bauldwin (Little Rock, AR) #44 Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS) #47 Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS) #52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK) #84 Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN) #84b Scott Bogucki (McClaren Vale, SA) #86 Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS) #87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX) #88 Tim Crawley (Benton, AR) #88R Cody Gardner (Benton, AR) #91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN) #94 Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN) #94x Steven Tiner (Visalia, CA) #95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK) #99x Dalton Stevens (Scurry, TX) #121 Jan Howard (Marion, AR) #X Charlie Louden (Camden, AR) The Format: All competitors will be eligible to compete on either or both of the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights (no split field) after a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune. The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Pack’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event. The balance of the field will be aligned in Saturday night heats according to their top qualifying night score. Additional points will be awarded in Saturday heats to set the balance of the Saturday night feature lineups. While the STN finale offers a minimum of $2,000 to each starter, “B” Main non-transfers earn $700 for first non-transfer, $650 for second non-transfer and $600 for remaining non-transfers while “C” Main non-transfers earn $500 for first non-transfer, $450 for second non-transfers and $400 for remaining non-transfers. Top non-transfers from Saturday night “C” Mains (2 or 3 depending on number of “C” Mains) move on to the “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards. The “Red Shirt Dash” will pay $500, $100, $100, $100, $100, $100. The Past Winners: 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 The Tickets: Day of show prices are $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card. Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $2 on Thursday and Friday and then $5 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card. To order tickets or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567. Pit passes are $15 on Wednesday, $35 on Thursday and Friday and then $40 on Saturday. Driver pit pass for Thursday/Friday/Saturday is included in the $150 entry fee if submitted by the deadline. 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.
  17. Short Track Nationals Entry List Revealed at 51 and Counting by Lonnie Wheatley LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 6, 2017) – It all unfolds next weekend as top Sprint Car drivers from throughout the nation and beyond converge upon Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway for the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. And with racing action for the premier event set to fire off Thursday night after a Wednesday Test ‘N Tune session from 7:30 p.m. to 10:0 p.m., the entry list has been revealed at 51 and counting with more entries rolling in each day. Doling out more than $100,000 over the course of the weekend, the 30th edition of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals will culminate with the Saturday night, October 14, $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN championship feature event. The current list of 51 includes competitors from a dozen different states as well as South Australia. A handful of past winners are among those already entered including four-time and reigning STN champion Sammy Swindell, two-time winners Paul McMahan and Tony Bruce, Jr., and one-time winners Terry Gray and Wayne Johnson. The list of drivers vying for a first STN crown is a deep one with the likes of Aaron Reutzel, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Derek Hagar, Willie Croft and Jeff Swindell just to scratch the surface. No fewer than 22 of the current 51 entries have made the cut for at least one STN championship finale in the past with another 13 taking part in at least one STN preliminary feature. With entries still coming in by the hour, here is your first look at this year’s Short Track Nationals entry list…. #01 Paul McMahan (Elk Grove, CA) #1s Joey Schmidt (Ellisville, MS) #1x Bill Balog (Hartland, WI) #1xx Eddie Gallagher (Olive Branch, MS) #2c Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, OK) #2h Wally Henson (Benton, AR) #3s Sammy Swindell (Bartlett, TN) #4 Tommy Snellgrove (Little Rock, AR) #6 Dustin Gates (Haughton, LA) #d6 Dakota Gaines (N. Little Rock, AR) #8 Alex Sewell (Tulsa, OK) #9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR) #10 Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN) #10k Dewayne White (Byhalia, MS) #10m Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN) #11g Mike Goodman (Broken Arrow, OK) #12w Dale Wester (Ovilla, TX) #14k Kyle Bellm (Nixa, MO) #15h Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX) #15J Jeremy Middleton (N. Little Rock, AR) #16 Blake Baccus (Crandall, TX) #17w Harli White (Lindsay, OK) #21 Butch David (Geisman, LA) #21k Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR) #21T Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX) #22 Sean McClelland (Owasso, OK) #23b Brian Bell (Gallaway, TN) #26 Marshall Skinner (West Memphis, AR) #28 Johnathan Cornell (Sedalia, MO) #29 Willie Croft (Roseville, CA) #31w Justin Webb (Drummonds, TN) #32m Adam Miller (Hot Springs, AR) #36 Jason Martin (Lincoln, NE) #38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR) #40 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN) #42 Andy McElhannon (Hernando, MS) #43 Matthew Bauldwin (Little Rock, AR) #44 Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS) #47 Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS) #52 Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK) #84 Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN) #84b Scott Bogucki (McClaren Vale, SA) #86 Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS) #87 Aaron Reutzel (Clute, TX) #91a Ernie Ainsworth (Bartlett, TN) #94 Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN) #94x Steven Tiner (Visalia, CA) #95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK) #99x Dalton Stevens (Scurry, TX) #121 Jan Howard (Marion, AR) #X Charlie Louden (Camden, AR) The pre-entry discount of $150 expired with entries filed or postmarked by October 6, with post-entries for the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires filed for $250 by calling the track at 501-455-4567 or at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf. Three-night advance tickets are available until Wednesday, October 11, for just $55 if paying by cash ($57 if paying by PayPal or debit/credit card). Day of event prices are $20 on Thursday and Fridayand then $28 on Saturday. To order tickets in advance or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567. The Pertinent Info: The What: 30th 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 12-14, 2017, following a Wednesday, October 11, Test ‘N Tune session. The Entries: Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf. Entry is $150 if entered by October 26, or $250 after October 6. Entries submitted by October 6 receive one free driver pit pass for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Checks, money orders and cashier’s checks are accepted and may be mailed to I-30 Speedway c/o Tracey Clay, 13219 Interstate 30, Little Rock AR 72209, made payable to Tracey Clay. The Format: All competitors will be eligible to compete on either or both of the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights (no split field) after a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Pack’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event. The balance of the field will be aligned in Saturday night heats according to their top qualifying night score. Additional points will be awarded in Saturday heats to set the balance of the Saturday night feature lineups. While the STN finale offers a minimum of $2,000 to each starter, “B” Main non-transfers earn $700 for first non-transfer, $650 for second non-transfer and $600 for remaining non-transfers while “C” Main non-transfers earn $500 for first non-transfer, $450 for second non-transfers and $400 for remaining non-transfers. Top non-transfers from Saturday night “C” Mains (2 or 3 depending on number of “C” Mains) move on to the “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards. The “Red Shirt Dash” will pay $500, $100, $100, $100, $100, $100. The Past Winners: 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 The Tickets: Advance tickets for all three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) are on sale for just $55 if paying cash or $57 if paying via PayPal or credit/debit card. Day of show prices are $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card. Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $2 on Thursday and Friday and then $5 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card. To order tickets in advance or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567. Pit passes are $15 on Wednesday, $35 on Thursday and Friday and then $40 on Saturday. Driver pit pass for Thursday/Friday/Saturday is included in the $150 entry fee if submitted by the deadline. 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.
  18. Sammy Swindell Seeks Short Track Nationals History by Lonnie Wheatley LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 5, 2017) – For more than a decade, Hooks, TX, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Gary Wright stood alone as the only four-time winner of I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals. That changed last year though, as Sammy Swindell added his fourth event triumph to match the fourth STN crown that “The Texan” captured a dozen years earlier in 2004. Next week, Slammin’ Sammy will try to become the first five-time winner of the $15,000-to-win COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires atop the high-banked, ¼-mile clay oval in Little Rock, AR. Following a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune session, the action gets fast and furious with two full nights of qualifying action on Thursday and Friday (October 12-13) and then Saturday’s (October 14) STN championship finale. While the winner of the 30th Annual Short Track Nationals will pocket $15,000, each STN championship feature starter will earn at least $2,000. More than $100,000 in prize money will be doled out over the course of the weekend. Both the Thursday and Friday cards will feature a full slate of heat races, qualifying races, “B” Mains and “A” Main with the top three from each night locked into Saturday’s STN championship finale. Saturday’s card will include STN Showdowns, “C” Mains, “B” Mains and the championship feature event. Sammy Swindell picked off his first STN triumph in the early years of the event, topping the third edition in 1990 when it was a 410-ci tilt. Swindell’s next STN triumph didn’t occur until 21 years later in 2011. In the interim, Gary Wright ran up STN totals that may never be rivaled including triumphs in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2004. Along with his four STN victories, Wright also posted 14 overall top-fives and 18 top-tens along with five preliminary feature wins. No other driver has put up double-digit top-fives with only Terry Gray (13) and Tim Crawley (10) reaching double-digits in top-tens. In recent years, Swindell has put together a string of strong STN efforts with wins in alternating editions of the event since 2011. Swindell picked off crown number three in 2013 and then added his fourth last year after the 2015 edition fell victim to Mother Nature. Once again driving the Rains No. 3 entry, Swindell sets his sights on an unprecedented fifth Short Track Nationals triumph when action fires off next Thursday night at I-30 Speedway. Drivers entering by the pre-entry deadline of Friday, October 6, will receive a free pit pass for Thursday through Saturday. Pre-entry is $150. Entry fee for those entering after October 6 is $250 with no driver pit pass. Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf. The Pertinent Info: The What: 30th 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 12-14, 2017, following a Wednesday, October 11, Test ‘N Tune session. The Entries: Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf. Entry is $150 if entered by October 26, or $250 after October 6. Entries submitted by October 6receive one free driver pit pass for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Checks, money orders and cashier’s checks are accepted and may be mailed to I-30 Speedway c/o Tracey Clay, 13219 Interstate 30, Little Rock AR 72209, made payable to Tracey Clay. The Format: All competitors will be eligible to compete on either or both of the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights (no split field) after a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune. The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Pack’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event. The balance of the field will be aligned in Saturday night heats according to their top qualifying night score. Additional points will be awarded in Saturday heats to set the balance of the Saturday night feature lineups. While the STN finale offers a minimum of $2,000 to each starter, “B” Main non-transfers earn $700 for first non-transfer, $650 for second non-transfer and $600 for remaining non-transfers while “C” Main non-transfers earn $500 for first non-transfer, $450 for second non-transfers and $400 for remaining non-transfers. Top non-transfers from Saturday night “C” Mains (2 or 3 depending on number of “C” Mains) move on to the “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards. The “Red Shirt Dash” will pay $500, $100, $100, $100, $100, $100. The Past Winners: 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 The Tickets: Advance tickets for all three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) are on sale for just $55 if paying cash or $57 if paying via PayPal or credit/debit card. Day of show prices are $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card. Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $2 on Thursday and Friday and then $5 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card. To order tickets in advance or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567. Pit passes are $15 on Wednesday, $35 on Thursday and Friday and then $40 on Saturday. Driver pit pass for Thursday/Friday/Saturday is included in the $150 entry fee if submitted by the deadline. 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.
  19. Reutzel to the Rockies by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (October 5, 2017) – With one more weekend before heading to Little Rock for I-30 Speedway’s $15,000-to-win Short Track Nationals, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team make the trek to the Rockies for a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events this weekend. Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team will take to Calhan, Colorado’s El Paso County Raceway on Friday and Saturday before hightailing it back to Arkansas. Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited team come off a rocky outing at I-80 Speedway’s Midwest Fall Brawl in Greenwood, NE, last Saturday night. “It was more of the same for us at I-80, luck has never gone our way there,” Reutzel says. After working into the top ten on a rubbered up surface, a popped tire in the closing laps cut the night short. After climbing from ninth to sixth in heat race action that Reutzel describes as, “It was one-lane racing,” Reutzel started second and finished second in his qualifier to start 14th in the feature event aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance machine. Mired seven rows deep, rubber came into play in short order. “It rubbered up on the second lap,” Reutzel recalls. “We worked up to tenth, then blew a right rear with two to go.” The crew hustled to make the quick tire change and seemingly had Reutzel ready to rejoin action. But with no push truck to be found, Reutzel was left as spectator for the final rounds. “We got the tire changed before the one-to-go and the yellow light was still on, but there wasn’t a push truck to be found,” Reutzel explains. “My guys tried to push me out there, but they wouldn’t let us even though we were ready in time.” Reutzel looks for fortunes to turn at this weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour double at Colorado’s El Paso County Raceway. 2017 Quick Stats: 70 races, 6 wins, 24 top-fives, 37 top-tens. Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Calhan, Colorado’s El Paso County Raceway on Friday and Saturday. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  20. Willie Croft brings California flavor to Short Track Nationals by Lonnie Wheatley LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 3, 2017) – I-30 Speedway’s COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires annually brings the best-of-the-best from throughout the nation to battle it out for a $15,000 winner’s share atop the high-banked, ¼-mile clay oval. This year’s 30th edition of the crown jewel event that will distribute in excess of $100,000 in purse money over the October 12-14 weekend after a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune session will be no exception as teams and fans from across the land flock to Arkansas’ capital city. Among those is Roseville, California racer Willie Croft, who will venture to Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway for the first time. Croft will try to add another crown jewel event triumph to his mantel after earning 2014 Trophy Cup honors at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. A top competitors in both 410-ci and 360-ci action along the west coast, Croft currently holds down second in California’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour points. Croft will look to add his name to a list of STN winners that includes the likes of four-time and defending event champ Sammy Swindell, current Craftsman NASCAR truck star Christopher Bell, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Gary Wright, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray, John Gerloff and Steve Kinser. Drivers entering by the pre-entry deadline of Friday, October 6, will receive a free pit pass for Thursday through Saturday. Pre-entry is $150. Entry fee for those entering after October 6 is $250 with no driver pit pass. Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf. Last year, Sprint Car racing legend Sammy Swindell matched Gary Wright atop the all-time STN win charts by racing to his fourth triumph in the prestigious event. Swindell’s fourth win, coming ahead of Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and reigning Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson, followed previous triumphs in 2013, 2011 and 1990. The Pertinent Info: The What: 30th 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 12-14, 2017, following a Wednesday, October 11, Test ‘N Tune session. The Entries: Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf. Entry is $150 if entered by October 26, or $250 after October 6. Entries submitted by October 6receive one free driver pit pass for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Checks, money orders and cashier’s checks are accepted and may be mailed to I-30 Speedway c/o Tracey Clay, 13219 Interstate 30, Little Rock AR 72209, made payable to Tracey Clay. The Format: All competitors will be eligible to compete on either or both of the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights (no split field) after a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune. The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Pack’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event. The balance of the field will be aligned in Saturday night heats according to their top qualifying night score. Additional points will be awarded in Saturday heats to set the balance of the Saturday night feature lineups. While the STN finale offers a minimum of $2,000 to each starter, “B” Main non-transfers earn $700 for first non-transfer, $650 for second non-transfer and $600 for remaining non-transfers while “C” Main non-transfers earn $500 for first non-transfer, $450 for second non-transfers and $400 for remaining non-transfers. Top non-transfers from Saturday night “C” Mains (2 or 3 depending on number of “C” Mains) move on to the “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards. The “Red Shirt Dash” will pay $500, $100, $100, $100, $100, $100. The Past Winners: 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 The Tickets: Advance tickets for all three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) are on sale for just $55 if paying cash or $57 if paying via PayPal or credit/debit card. Day of show prices are $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card. Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $2 on Thursday and Friday and then $5 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card. To order tickets in advance or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567. Pit passes are $15 on Wednesday, $35 on Thursday and Friday and then $40 on Saturday. Driver pit pass for Thursday/Friday/Saturday is included in the $150 entry fee if submitted by the deadline. 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.
  21. Reutzel Rolls on to I-80’s Fall Brawl by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (September 28, 2017) – Holding down a solid second position in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team continue action with Saturday night’s Midwest Fall Brawl at Greenwood, Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway. Reutzel and crew venture into Nebraska following last weekend’s Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway. It was a three-night tilt that started in promising fashion with a strong Thursday night run before mechanical woes cut both of the following two nights short. Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team were fast out of the box at Lucas Oil Speedway with a heat race win and then a drive from fourth to second in qualifying race action to earn the front row outside for the Thursday night preliminary feature. Reutzel paced the field much of the way before settling for runner-up honors at the line. “The top was going away and I saw Sammy (Swindell) poke his nose under me,” Reutzel explains. “I went down and looked for the rubber but it wasn’t there yet. Then he stuck the bottom and drove by me.” Reutzel wasn’t done in the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited mount though, as he tried to mount one last rally for the win. “I was trying to pass him back and the caution came out,” Reutzel relates. “Then the rubber came in and it was done.” It was one that Reutzel felt got away. “Leading early cost us in that one,” Reutzel says. Friday’s card started with Reutzel racing from seventh to third in heat race action aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance machine before a fifth-place finish in the qualifier. “It was a little one-lane for the qualifier, so we couldn’t really go anywhere.” Gridding the feature 12th, Reutzel was on the move as he cracked the top five before mechanical issues forced him pitside. Accumulating enough points over the Thursday and Friday prelims to earn the seventh starting position for Saturday’s Hockett/McMillin Memorial finale, Reutzel was dicing for fourth in short order before mechanical gremlins stepped in again. “We had a good car, I think we had a shot at it,” Reutzel said. Reutzel looks for the checkered flag next on Saturday night with a $5,000 winner’s share on the line for Saturday’s Midwest Fall Brawl in Nebraska. 2017 Quick Stats: 69 races, 6 wins, 24 top-fives, 37 top-tens. Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Midwest Fall Brawl at Greenwood, Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway on Saturday night. 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.
  22. Free Driver Pit Passes for Short Track Nationals Entries by Lonnie Wheatley LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 26, 2017) – Activity at the I-30 Speedway track offices in Little Rock continues to pick up as the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires draws closer. In little more than two weeks, racers from throughout the nation will battle it out in the showcase event of 360-ci Sprint Car racing as more than $100,000 will be doled out over the course of the three-day spectacular on October 12-14 following a Test ‘N Tune session on Wednesday, October 11. When the final checkered flag flies on October 14, the 30th STN champion will collect $15,000 with each driver earning a spot in the championship finale earning a minimum of $2,000. Drivers entering by the pre-entry deadline of Friday, October 6, will receive a free pit pass for Thursday through Saturday. Pre-entry is $150. Entry fee for those entering after October 6 is $250 with no driver pit pass. Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf. Memphis shoe Howard Moore holds the distinction of this year’s first STN entry. Moore got in a solid tuneup atop the ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval with a recent regional win aboard his No. 40 Sprint Car. Last year, Sprint Car racing legend Sammy Swindell matched Gary Wright atop the all-time STN win charts by racing to his fourth triumph in the prestigious event. Swindell’s fourth win, coming ahead of Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and reigning Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson, followed previous triumphs in 2013, 2011 and 1990. Swindell’s latest STN triumph followed a previous win by current Craftsman NASCAR truck star Christopher Bell with other past winners including the likes of Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Gary Wright, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray, John Gerloff and Steve Kinser. The Pertinent Info: The What: 30th 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 12-14, 2017, following a Wednesday, October 11, Test ‘N Tune session. The Entries: Entry forms are available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/2017STNFlyer.pdf. Entry is $150 if entered by October 26, or $250 after October 6. Entries submitted by October 6receive one free driver pit pass for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Checks, money orders and cashier’s checks are accepted and may be mailed to I-30 Speedway c/o Tracey Clay, 13219 Interstate 30, Little Rock AR 72209, made payable to Tracey Clay. The Format: All competitors will be eligible to compete on either or both of the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights (no split field) after a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune. The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Pack’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event. The balance of the field will be aligned in Saturday night heats according to their top qualifying night score. Additional points will be awarded in Saturday heats to set the balance of the Saturdaynight feature lineups. Top non-transfers from Saturday night “C” Mains (2 or 3 depending on number of “C” Mains) move on to the “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards. The “Red Shirt Dash” will pay $500, $100, $100, $100, $100, $100. The Past Winners: 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 The Tickets: Advance tickets for all three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) are on sale for just $55 if paying cash or $57 if paying via PayPal or credit/debit card. Day of show prices are $20 on Thursday and Friday and $28 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card. Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $2 on Thursday and Friday and then $5 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card. To order tickets in advance or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567. Pit passes are $15 on Wednesday, $35 on Thursday and Friday and then $40 on Saturday. Driver pit pass for Thursday/Friday/Saturday is included in the $150 entry fee if submitted by the deadline. 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.
  23. Reutzel Eyes Mores Lucas Oil Speedway Success after Fremont Double by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (September 21, 2017) – Aaron Reutzel’s last visit to Lucas Oil Speedway resulted in a trip to victory lane aboard the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car. With a $10,000 winner’s share on the line for this weekend’s Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks”, it’s a trip that Reutzel hopes to repeat. “Hopefully we can keep it going, it’s a good payday,” Reutzel said of the weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event that unfolds over the course of Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team come into the Wheatland, Missouri event after a weekend of racing action at Ohio’s Fremont Speedway. After a sixth-place finish in Friday’s opening portion of the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic, Reutzel missed the cut for Saturday’s finale. “We had plenty of speed all weekend, we just didn’t have the luck to go with it,” Reutzel says of the weekend. “All in all, it was fun going out there.” Plenty of speed indeed aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited mount, as Reutzel timed in third among Friday night’s 39-car field and then fifth among Saturday’s field of 40 entries. But the racing gods weren’t on the side of the No. 87 this time around. After holding on to the third position in Friday’s heat race to make the feature, Reutzel was handed the sixth starting position in the revenge draw. Reutzel worked his way forward to third in short order and went to work on the lead duo aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance machine. Reutzel made the pass for second and was set to slide for the lead, only to have the move negated on multiple occasions. “It put us back to third each time, then it would take four or five laps to get going again,” Reutzel recalls. Reutzel got going each time and was set to make one last bid for the lead in Friday’s $5,000-to-win feature event. “(Tim) Shaffer and I came up on second, I biked it up on the cushion and fell off the track,” Reutzel says. Reutzel made his way back on track to salvage a strong sixth-place finish. After Saturday’s strong qualifying effort, Reutzel gridded his heat fourth as only three transferred. “Byron (Reed) was inside of us and got the jump,” Reutzel explains of the heat race. Settling for fourth in the heat race, Reutzel started “B” Main action in fifth. “Shaffer was outside of us and got the jump, then it was pretty much all around the bottom,” Reutzel says. “We just never could get going.” Reutzel looks to get things going on a strong note with Thursday night’s opening leg of the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway. 2017 Quick Stats: 66 races, 6 wins, 23 top-fives, 36 top-tens. Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour “Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial” at Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil 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.
  24. Velasquez Victorious in DCRP’s Soderberg Memorial Championship; Nusser, Davidson, Munoz & Wahrman Win as Well by Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 16, 2017) – Taylor Velasquez secured his second consecutive Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car championship by adding another Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship win in Saturday night’s 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car main event atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval. While Velasquez added his third win in the fifth rendition of the Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship, other season-ending winners included William Nusser in IMCA Modifieds, Brian Davidson in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Duane Wahrman in IMCA Stock Cars. In the 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car feature, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Velasquez took advantage of a mid-race caution to preserve his second win of the season aboard the Fronk Oil Co./Bearcat Well Service No. 21x Maxim. “That caution was a blessing,” Velasquez commented in victory lane. “I kept working the bottom, but I was getting tighter and tighter and wondered if the topside was coming in. Then I saw him (Luke Cranston) up there.” With Steven Richardson and Ray Seemann leading the way to the green flag, Velasquez shot into the lead on the opening round. Seemann battled back, with the duo trading the lead on consecutive laps from the eighth to 11th circuit until Velasquez moved to the bottom portion of the track. With Velasquez and Seemann working the low line, Luke Cranston was rallying on the top side and was poised to race past both for the lead when the race’s only caution flew for a turn four Lance Davis spin with 14 laps in the books. Velasquez moved back to the top on the restart to keep Cranston at bay, putting the race in the bag when he made quick work of a pack of six lapped cars with just a handful of laps remaining. Velasquez’ ninth DCRP Sprint Car win since 2013 and third Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event triumph was worth $750, courtesy of Comfort Suites. Velasquez beat Cranston to the line, with Richardson launching off the final corner to secure the show position. Seemann crossed the stripe fourth with Brandy Jones rounding out the top five. In IMCA Modified action, Larned’s William Nusser cashed in on his pole starting position by racing to his second 20-lap feature win of the season. Nusser gunned into the lead at the outset and kept Tracy Link at bay throughout to break the string of eight different winners over the eight previous feature events. While Nusser held off Link for the win, Kale Beavers claimed third while Clay Sellard made a late push from his original 14th starting position to snare fourth as he claimed the track championship. Mike Lunow filled out the top five. After coming close a pair of times earlier this season, Bennington’s Brian Davidson finally broke through to capture his first IMCA Sport Modified victory at DCRP in the 20-lapper. Davidson charged past early leader Bart Baker on the fourth round and then had his hands full the rest of the way with Jeff Kaup. Kaup slipped under Davidson exiting turn four to take command on the 17th round, only to have Davidson return the favor the next time around. Kaup made a final bid on the last lap, but Davidson was up to the task. Kaup fell one position short of a fifth win on the season, yet still easily secured his fourth track championship in the past five years. Baker crossed the stripe third with Alex Wiens and Jarett Lunow rounding out the top five. Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz put the finishing touches on the IMCA Stock Car championship by racing to his sixth win of the season in eight events in the 12-lap season-ender. After leading early, Chris Oliver made Munoz work for it as the duo battled side-by-side for several rounds before Munoz took command on the seventh round en route to taking the checkered flag ahead of Oliver and Ondre Rexford. Pratt’s Duane Wahrman made one last bid for the IMCA Hobby Stock title by picking off his third win of the season in the 15-lap finale but fell short of the crown as Reagan Sellard rebounded from heat race issues to post a third-place finish. Wahrman battled past Jacob Huse for the point on the eighth round then held off a pack of challengers over the closing rounds to post the win ahead of Huse, Sellard, Tyler Walker and Bryan Habiger. The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park will finish in a big way with the return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-28. Tickets for event are available at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=255. Dodge City Raceway Park – Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship September 16, 2017 Results: Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. URSS Sprint Cars: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 18-Brandon Sprott, 6. 45-Monty Ferriera, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 8. 33k-Aaron Ploussard. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 11-Keefe Hemel, 2. 28-Tracey Hill, 3. 8J-Brandy Jones, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 17r-Scott Rhoades. DNS: 2J-Zach Blurton. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 10-Jordan Knight, 4. 17x-Craig Jecha, 5. 1x-Cody Lampe, 6. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 7. 74T-Howard Van Dyke. DNS: 9d-Lance Davis. “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 8J-Brandy Jones, 6. 2J-Zach Blurton, 7. 45-Monty Ferriera, 8. 50-Jed Werner, 9. 97-Brian Herbert, 10. 28-Tracey Hill, 11. 11-Keefe Hemel, 12. 49-Kris Moore, 13. 10-Jordan Knight, 14. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 15. 11k-Tyler Knight, 16. 51r-Ros Essenburg, 17. 9d-Lance Davis, 18. 17r-Scott Rhoades, 19. 17x-Craig Jecha, 20. 1x-Cody Lampe, 21. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 22. 74T-Howard Van Dyke, 23. 18-Brandon Sprott, 24. 33-Koby Walters (DQ). IMCA Modifieds: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 25-Kale Beavers, 2. A2-Randy Wilson, 3. 16-Kevin Gray, 4. 1n-Nick Link, 5. 44-Mike Lunow, 6. 26-Tom Beavers, 7. K98-Danny Keller, 8. 40d-Steve Dent, 9. 36-Travis Simmons. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 7n-William Nusser, 2. 2L-Tracy Link, 3. 3h-Ryan Heger, 4. 57-Joel Lane, 5. 27-Grant Florence, 6. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 7. 85c-Clay Sellard, 8. 22k-Brad Keller, 9. 01-Jesse Smith. “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 7n-William Nusser, 2. 2L-Tracy Link, 3. 25-Kale Beavers, 4. 85c-Clay Sellard, 5. 44-Mike Lunow, 6. A2-Randy Wilson, 7. 3h-Ryan Heger, 8. 57-Joel Lane, 9. 01-Jesse Smith, 10. 16-Kevin Gray, 11. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 12. 27-Grant Florence, 13. 22k-Brad Keller, 14. 40d-Steve Dent, 15. 26-Tom Beavers, 16. 1n-Nick Link, 17. K98-Danny Keller, 18. 36-Travis Simmons. IMCA Sport Modifieds: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 8-Brian May, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. B55-Brian Davidson, 4. 09x-Brett Berry, 5. 57-Tanner Brunson, 6. 09b-Brock Berry, 7. 83x-Matthew Shenberger, 8. 7-Jarett Lunow. DNS: 3s-Adam Stenzel. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 37-Bart Baker, 2. 10-Alex Wiens, 3. 65-Kohl Ricke, 4. 15-Darren Crouch, 5. 21J-Jeremy Sigler, 6. 21m-Joey Maupin, 7. 18-Kyle Wiens, 8. 67-Edwin Elliott, 9. 62-Marvin Ward. “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. B55-Brian Davidson, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 37-Bart Baker, 4. 10-Alex Wiens, 5. 7-Jarett Lunow, 6. 21m-Joey Maupin, 7. 18-Kyle Wiens, 8. 8-Brian May, 9. 65-Kohl Ricke, 10. 09b-Brock Berry, 11. 62-Marvin Ward, 12. 67-Edwin Elliott, 13. 15-Darren Crouch, 14. 83x-Matthew Shenberger, 15. 21J-Jeremy Sigler, 16. 57-Tanner Brunson, 17. 09x-Brett Berry. DNS: 3s-Adam Stenzel. IMCA Stock Cars: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 2. 33-Marlin Hogie, 3. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 4. 3-Chris Oliver, 5. 89-Gregg Schell, 6. 35-Ryan Grubbs, 7. 55-Robbie Perkins. “A” Main (12 Laps): 1. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 2. 3-Chris Oliver, 3. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 4. 33-Marlin Hogie, 5. 89-Gregg Schell, 6. 35-Ryan Grubbs, 7. 55-Robbie Perkins. IMCA Hobby Stocks: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 99-Gerald Walker, 2. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 3. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 4. 007-Bryan Habiger, 5. 20-Tyler Walker, 6. 7-Tom Reed. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 2. 55-Jacob Huse, 3. 69-Danny Schulte, 4. 12x-Norman Rogers, 5. 19-Brett Copeland, 6. 81d-Mike Davis, 7. 2s-Reagan Sellard. “A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 2. 55-Jacob Huse, 3. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 4. 20-Tyler Walker, 5. 007-Bryan Habiger, 6. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 7. 12x-Norman Rogers, 8. 69-Danny Schulte, 9. 7-Tom Reed, 10. 81d-Mike Davis, 11. 19-Brett Copeland, 12. 99-Gerald Walker, 13. 250-Tathan Burkhart.
  25. Fremont Double on Tap for Reutzel after First Posse Appearance by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (September 15, 2017) – It will be new more territory for Clute, TX, racer Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team with this weekend’s pair of events at Ohio’s Fremont Speedway. Friday’s Fremont card features a $5,000-to-win FAST/OSCS tilt with Saturday’s finale of the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic offering up a $10,000 winner’s share. “We’ve been on nothing but half-miles lately it seems,” Reutzel says. “It’ll be a nice change of pace to get back on a shorter track.” Reutzel goes into the Ohio weekend after spending his first weekend racing in Central Pennsylvania at Port Royal Speedway. It was a weekend that netted an 18th place finish amongst a field of more than 60 entries battling it out for the $50,000 winner’s share. “We may have just run 18th, but that was the most fun I’ve had racing all year,” Reutzel said of ½-mile clay oval in ‘Posse’ territory. “It was slick, the track was racy and everyone we were racing against was good. I had a blast.” The weekend got off to a slow start with a sub-par qualifying effort on Friday night. “We didn’t get a real clean hot lap session, so it wasn’t until qualifying that I realized how far off we were on gearing,” Reutzel said. Reutzel battled forward to fifth in his heat race aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry before getting shuffled back on a late restart. Mired deep in the “B” Main due to the earlier qualifying effort, the hole was too deep to dig out of. “We were decent, we passed two cars and those were (Lucas) Wolfe and (Brian) Montieth,” Reutzel recalls. Saturday got off to a better start with Reutzel second quick among his group aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited entry. The heat race was cut short when caught up in a tangle at the start. Fortunately, Reutzel’s qualifying time put him into the feature event. “We had a really good car,” Reutzel said of the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance machine. “We were battling hard just to run 18th.” Lapped just prior to the mandatory red flag stop, Reutzel ran 14th over the second set of the race. “All in all, we had good speed,” Reutzel sums up. “It’s just hard to start that far back and have a real shot when 40 of the cars there could potentially win.” With his first Posse weekend in the books, Reutzel now tries his hand on the Ohio oval in Fremont. Reutzel has seen Fremont just once before, dropping a 360-ci powerplant in for competition in May of 2016 after his primary engine suffered problems. This time, Reutzel has the 410-ci in place and ready to chase down that winner’s share. 2017 Quick Stats: 64 races, 6 wins, 23 top-fives, 35 top-tens. Up Next: Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Ohio’s Fremont Speedway on Friday and Saturday. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
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