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  1. Southern Nationals by C&J Promotions @ Heart o Texas Speedway, 9/7-9/2017 By JM Hallas Elm Mott, TX.,(Sept. 7Th, 2017) What do you get when two of Texas' racecar builders put an idea together? Only one of the biggest paying Limited Modified shows in the state of Texas, paying $10,000 to win. Chase Allen(CAM Chassis) and Jason Ingalls(Ingalls Racing Products) picked Waco's Heart o' Texas Speedway to hold the prestigious event. “This idea was all about giving racers their money's worth.” said Allen. “We wanted to make it more than just a race, but a show for racers and fans. It's all about everyone having fun, the parties, the free beer and all. We wanted to give the racers a good paying purse. With $1,000 just to start I think they've done just that.” Over 220 drivers from across Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana filled the pits to capacity trying to make the show. Also included in the action were the Factory Stocks running separate shows each night on the ¼ mile. high-banked, dirt oval just north of Waco. Saturdays Factory Stock payout is a $1,000 to win/$100 to start. While the Waco area was spared the ravages of Hurricane Harvey a couple weeks ago, several south Texas drivers were unable to make their scheduled trip while busy taking care of personal responsibilities at home. Most notably, Steve Whiteaker jr., winner of two Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track cowboy hats, who is always a threat to win when he rolls through the gates. Still not enough racing for ya? Ok, how about two All-Star races for the top drivers voted in by their piers. Need more? Well, there's also a Limited Modified non-qualifiers race paying $1,000 to win/$200 to start. Limited drivers would qualify in through 16 heats taking the top 16 in passing to one, of two, A-qualifiers. Two B-qualifiers will fill the remainder of the A-qualifiers. The A-qualifiers lock 4 drivers each into Saturdays finale. Factory Stocks would run a complete show of heats, B-mains and the nights A-main. The biggest winner of the weekend, so far, has to be Justin Whitehead. In his first trip to HOT Speedway Whitehead has won every feature, except the one he wasn't entered in. The only blemish on his record so far is a second place finish in the Limited Modified heat race. The nights biggest loser was Greg Frazer. Frazer took a wild ride, barrel-rolling down the back stretch, getting tagged by several cars while in flight and after landing. Frazer was able to get out uninjured, but the car in pretty much totaled unless the Bonham Racing crew can perform an overnight miracle. In the first Limited Modified qualifier Robert Scrivner, driving a car out of the Abbey Racing stables, got the lead after early leader Josh Short spun off the turn 4 hill. On the ensuing restart Frazer took his hair raising tumble. On a late restart Josh McGaha and Kevin Sustaire made contact battling while holding transfer spots. Both spun off turn 1 collecting Sid Kiphen along the way. This left Scrivner and Jeffrey Abbey out front as the Abbey Racing duo went on the one-two finish. Former USAC champion, and HOT Speedway favorite, Paul White picked up third while young Taylor Florio was in position to put her car in the final transfer spot. Limited Modified A-qualifier #1 (top 4 locked in to Saturday night) 537 Robert Scrivner, 37 Jeffrey Abbey, 65 Paul White, 21t Taylor Florio, 21b Brandon Kenny, 8x Kevin Manning, 115 Jack Barfield, 58 Tyler Honeywell, 25c Jason Gore, 17k Greg Noran, 71k Kevin Sustaire, 58k Sid Kiphen, 13j James McCreary, 911 Josh McGaha, 31s Cody Smith, 12 Adam Roy—bf, 41d Darrin Blake, 123 Justin White, j2 Josh Short, 66x Greg Frazer, 66 Nick Clinkenbeard, 420 Eric Ciegelski, 18 David Phillips The second Limited Modified qualifier was all Whitehead, all the time, as he went wire to wire for the win. Behind him, Justin Shaw and Jacob Pirkle ran a steady second and third throughout the 25-lapper. The last transfer spot was hotly contested between Gabe Tucker and multi-time IMCA Southern Sportmod champion, Keith White. Tucker was finally able to secure that spot on a restart with five to go. Limited Modified A-qualifier #2 (top 4 locked in to Saturday night) 36j Justin Whitehead, sg1 Justin Shaw, 141 Jacob Pirkle, 951 Gabe Tucker, 71g Keith White, 121 Bobby Ruffin, 32 Rodger Pierce, 33 Blaine Shives, 121* Bailey Dosser, 90k Dustin Butcher, 171 Jeff Sheppard, 24 Jake Upchurch, 23n Steve Nabors, 33r Mike Roach, 148 Garrett Gregory, 12w Gary Fox, b75 Brandon Ball, 30j Chad Jones, x2 Nathan Arms, 75 Danner Shipman, 63 Shane Hoefling, 9w Shelby Williams, 23x Jimmy Day, 21x Mitchell Clement, 5g TJ Green Limited Modified B-main #1(top 8 to A-qualifier) 182 Danny Hebert, 66 Nick Clinkenbeard, 13j James McCreary, 123 Justin White, 58 Tyler Honeywell, 8x Kevin Manning, 420 Eric Cegielski, 17k Greg Moran, 18m Wayne Melton, 11 Eric Luttrell, 20d Rowdy Day, 55r Rusty Head, 95 Ronnie Bell, 3 Matt Doescher, 232 Joel Garcia, 37h Garrett Higgins, 9L David Lege jr., 601 Chris Cogburn, 58r Don Reid, 26g JJ Jennings, 318 Fred Wojtek, 78 Billy Jack Brutchin, 39m Dale Melton, 56 Broc Bowen, 8c Will Carter, 16 Rob Bland Limited Modified B-main #2(top 8 to A-qualifier) 24 Jake Upchurch, 171 Jeff Sheppard, 90k Dustin Butcher, 148 Garrett Gregory, 30j Chad Jones, b75 Brandon Ball, 23n Justin Nabors, 5 TJ Green, 10d Don Painter, 14g Garrett Rawls, 42k Chase Breese, 6w DL Wilson, 445 Thomas Blackwell, 23 Coty Tupper, 21 Chris Florio, 89 Chad Cox, 007 Acey Light, 9x Cleo Adams, 311 Brian Heard, 41 Chad Hughes, 199 Junior Dosher, 63x Frank Groves, 30m Albert McCall, 1t Jason Tiner, 11g Eddie Grmala, 63 Shane Hoefling** Limited Modified heat(heats 1-8, top 16 in passing to A-qualifier, 17-42 to B-qualifier) Heat 1; 115 Jack Barfield jr., 58 Tyler Honeywell, 8x Kevin Manning, 16 Rob Bland, 17k Greg Moran, 191 Craig Oakes, k6 Joe Adams, 7k Kyle Bridges, 26 Devin Chambers, 124 Wesley Bode Heat 2; 58x Sid Kiphen, 66x Greg Frazer, 41d Darrin Blake, 182 Danny Herbert, 18m Wayne Melton, 7x Ted Thomas, 3x Quentin Noel, 115x Albert Gregware, 22mag Dylan Spear, 69 Derick Grigsby Heat 3; 21b Brandon Kenny, 21t Taylor Florio, 3 Matt Doescher, 232 Joel Garcia, 58r Don Reid, 766 Shane Priddy, 4g Kenneth Graves, 28j Justin Nabors, 7 Nate Gaines, 68 James Guyton Heat 4; 021 Jason Gore, 31s Cody Smith, 55r Rusty Head, 123 Justin White, 95 Ronnie Bell, 601 Chris Cogburn, 6 Chase Vinyard, 2 Brian Short, 4x Wally Beaty, 103 JC Howell Heat 5; 537 Robert Scrivner, j2 Josh Short, 11 Eric Luttrell, 420 Eric Cegielski, 39m Dale Melton, 4f Trevor Foley, 47 Justin Hossler, 42w Jr Watts, 186 Brian Flowers, 21s Rookie Smith Heat 6; 911 Josh McGaha, 66 Nick Clinkenbeard, 56 Broc Bowen, 9L David Lege jr., 37h Garrett Higgins, 42 Chase Gillie, 511 Cory Williams, 6x Jarrett Roberts, 751 Rusty Trevathan jr. Heat 7; 37 Jeffrey Abbey, 71k Kevin Sustaire, 18 David Phillips, 318 Fred Wojtek, 8c Will Carter, 14h Shane Hebert, 00x Rusty Trevathan sr., 26 Aaron Roy, 17 Michael Maraschick--bf Heat 8; 12 Adam Roy, 65 Paul White, 13j James McCreary, 20d Rowdy Day, 26g JJ Jennings, 16d Dustin Donley, 78 Billy Jack Brutchin, 14 Kelly Lockey, 184 Brian Rye (Heats 9-16, top 16 in passing to A-qualifier, 17-42 to B-qualifier) Heat 9; 33r Mike Roach, 9w Shelby Williams, 6w DL Wilson, 11g Eddie Grmala, 42k Chase Breese, 9j Daniel Jeoffroy, 91 Kyle Wisdom, g2g Kody McDowell, 173 Tory Yant Heat 10; 12 Gary Fox, 36j Justin Whitehead, 21t Mitchell Clement, 148 Garrett Gregory, 89 Chad Cox, 23 Coty Tupper, 01 Dan Webre jr, 1x Chad Cox, p74 Ricky Sessions Heat 11; 71g Keith White, 63 Shane Hoefling, 1t Jason Tiner, 30m Albert McCall, 21 Chris Florio, 41 Chad Hughes, 8 Brantley Beatty, 23j Mason Jordan, 68x Brandon Watson Heat 12; sg1 Justin Shaw, 121 Bobby Ruffin, 30jj Chad Jones, 199 Junior Dosher, 5 TJ Green, 10 Dustin Robinson, 777 James Hanusch, b4 Jared Baired, 57 Cliff Jones Heat 13; 32 Rodger Pierce, 75 Danner Shipman, 171 Jeff Sheppard, 63x Frank Groves, 23n Steve Nabors, 11t Tim Hamilton, 1 Tim Linares, 73 Jeff Sonntag, 29j Justin Powers Heat 14; 951 Gabe Tucker, 12* Bailey Dosser, b75 Brandon Ball, 445 Thomas Blackwell, 007 Acey Light, 94 Rodney White, 4r Kevin Rowland, 0x Josh Landers, 10h Caleb Hudgeons Heat 15; 33 Blaine Shives, 2x Nathan Arms, 90k Dustin Butcher, 14g Garrett Rawls, 19d Don Painter, 4 Bo Day, 13b Bryce Reed, 22 Gregory Muirhead Heat 16; 131c Jacob Pirkle, 24 Jake Upchurch, 23m Jimmy Day, 9x Cleo Adams, 311 Brian Heard, 8j Jon White jr., 367 Bobby Beatty, 03 Marcus Mikulencak Whitehead Wires Factory Stock Field In the Factory Stock A-main it was another flag to flag win for Whitehead(Hooks). Whitehead got the early jump on Royce Jones, Walter Hamilton, Anthony Simcik and Sean Hill. Simcik and Hamilton got together on lap 2 with Hill getting a piece of the action. Simcik retired for night. Hamilton slid off turn 3 on the restart ending his top run. On the next restart they tried 3 wide off turn 4 causing a big stack up. Finally after a couple more tries, they went single file with Whitehead edging away as Shane Priddy and Bo Day got past Justin Holt for third and fourth. At halfway it was Whitehead, Jeffrey Abbey, Priddy, Holt and Brandon Taylor after B. Day spun to the infield in turn 4. The only thing to slow Whitehead, in the Thompson Motorsports, Spencer & Son Timber, Bordelon Septic Systems, Hardway Towing, Phone Pros, DRS Racing Shocks, Henrys Motorsports, raceontexas, Best Engines, Outlaw Race Cars, was a slower car on the final lap as he cruised to the win. “Luck goes a long way,” said Whitehead. “I couldn't explain my nerves before the start of the Limited Modified qualifier. Winning that was a weight off my shoulders. We shoot to win every race we enter. We're just very fortunate.” “I can't imagine already being in the show tonight,” added Whitehead about his Limited Modified win. “I still have one more race to go. Hopefully I can park it here too. We want to win them all, every race, every hot lap session, so we're going try the best we can.” “The track is little different from the hot lap session Wednesday night. Starting position had a lot to do with it. Luck, that's most of what gets you here.” Factory Stocks 36j Justin Whitehead, 84 Jeffrey Abbey, 77x Shane Priddy, 31 Justin Holt, 88 Brandon Taylor, 504 Sean Hill, 5h Lance Hanson jr., 8L Kell Lockey, 26 Leroy Barnard, 73 Jeff Sonntag, 8 Tim Homeyer, 416 Chase Neill, 4 Bo Day, 68 Brandon Hood, 189 Justin McNeil, 07 Royce Jones, 1w Walter Hamilton, 44 Anthony Simcik, 818 Dennis Bissonette, 021 Jason Gore, r12 Ryan Powers Whitehead Wins Again It was another virtual walk in the park for Whitehead, although he did fail to lead every lap. Chad Cox got the early lead on the start of the 16-car Factory Stock All-Star Race. Kelly Lockey got along side Cox on lap 1 as they ran door to door at the line. Whithead, using the high line, powered by both going into turn 3 leading at the line on lap 3 Lockey was able to get second from Cox, but Whitehead was already setting sail. Shawn Graham followed to third, stopped on track a couple laps later erasing Whithead's lead. Once back green Whitehead eased away from the pack and at halfway had a good margin over Cox, Lockey, Sean Hill and Brandon Hood. Whitehead continued to march away the last half to grab the victory Factory Stock All-Star Race 36j Justin Whitehead, 8L Kelly Lockey, 504 Sean Hill, 68 Brandon Hood, 151k Tommy Williams jr., 11 Travis Bowden, 70 Kenneth Chamberlain, 416 Chase Neill, 25 Michael Gaunet, 23m Jimmy Day, 4 Bo Day, 189 Justin McNeil, 021 Jason Gore, 4h Ryan Hopkins, xxx Shawn Graham, r12 Ryan Powers, c45 Ricky Burk---dns, 23m Jimmy Day---dns, 1x Chad Cox---dq(tech) Factory Stock B-mains(top 3 to A-main) B-main 1; 8 Tim Homeyer, 77x Shane Priddy, 416 Chase Neill, 136 Alan Lindow, 504x Jason Cook, 151kj Tommy Williams jr., 04c Cameron Cook, 4h Ryan Hopkins, 20 Makenzie Vandiver, 21 James Holder, 52 John Gober, c3 Frank Conzaro, xxx Shawn Graham, 45 Ray Kemp jr., 99x Scotty Nichols, 488 Jeffrey Blackwood, 25 Michael Gaunet B-main 2; 73 Jeff Sonntag, 8L Kelly Lockey, r12 Ryan Powers, 15Trey Votaw, 215 TJ Evans, 70 Kenneth Chamberlain, 10 Duane Wolff', 55d Terry Dumas, 22 Jeff Cowart, 01 Jonathan Grobe, 15* Aaron Allen, 85 James Thompson, 88m Rick Morosky---dq(light) B-main 3; 5h Lance Hanson jr., 88 Brandon Taylor, 189 Justin McNeil, 93 Tracey Cundieff, x2x Ron Palmer, 24 Bo Perry, 21t Tracy Peters, 144 Joe O'Bryan, c1 Chris Shaw, ccc Chris Coon, 54 Melvin Kemp, 7 Ricky Sessions, 89 Chad Cox Factory Stock heats(top 12 in passing points to A-main) Heat 1; 36j Justin Whitehead, 68 Brandon Hood, 504 Sean Hill, 10 Duane Wolff, 144 Joe O'Bryan, 70 Kenneth Chamberlain, 4h Ryan Hopkins, 20 Makenzie Vandiver, 52 John Gober, c3 Frank Conzaro, 11 Travis Bowden Heat 2; 07 Royce Jones, 136 Alan Lindow, 416 Chase Neill, ccc Chris Coon, 88 Brandon Taylor, 54 Melvin Kemp jr, h93 Michael Hail, 15* Aaron Allen, 222 Jerad Herring, 215 TJ Evans Heat 3; 021 Jason Gore, 818 Dennis Bissonette, 84 Jeffery Abbey, 77x Shane Priddy, 504x Jason Cook, 12* Bailey Dosser, c1 Chris Shaw, 1x Chad Cox, 24 Bo Perry, 21t Tracy Peters Heat 4; 44 Anthony Simcik, 31 Justin Holt, 26 Leroy Barnard, 85 James Thompson, 55d Terry Dumas, 99x Scotty Nichols, xxx Shawn Graham, 04c Cameron Cook, 21 James Holder, 488 Jeffrey Blackwood Heat 5, 1w Walter Hamilton, 8j Kelly Lockey, 8 Tim Homeyer, 88m Rick Morosky, 15k Trey Votaw, x2x Rom Palmer, 22 Jerry Cowart, r12 Ryan Powers, c45 Ricky Burk Heat 6; 4 Bo Day, 5h Lance Hanson jr., 73 Jeff Sonntag, 93 Tracey Cundieff, 151k Tommy Williams jr., 45k Ray Kemp, 189 Justin McNeil, 33d Dylan Moss, 7 Ricky Sessions, 1 Jonathan Grobe
  2. Factory Stock heats(top 12 in passing points to A-main) Heat 1 36j Justin Whitehead 68 Wade White 5h 10 Duane Wolff 144 Joe Obryan 70 Kenneth Chamberlain 4h Ryan Hopkins 20 52 John Edger c3 Frank Conzaro 11 Travis Bowden
  3. Sanders, Tutle, Scarlotta, Lamb, Ward take home Pro wins at 26th Annual LakeFest Drag Boat Races @ Lake Marble Falls, 8/11-13/17 By JM Hallas Marble Falls, TX.,(Aug. 13Th, 2017) After two days of qualifying it was time for the final eliminations at the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, 26th Annual LakeFest. Today was the day to find out who would take home the championship trophies in each class, and maybe set a new record or two in the process. Although with the heat and air density it would be difficult. Recapping Saturday final qualifying; In the Pro classes Bryan Sanders(Nitrochondriac)-Top Fuel Hydro, Travis Tutle(Short Fuse)- Top Alcohol Hydro and Tony Scarlotta(Shazam)-Top Alcohol Flats went to their rooms on top the qualifying sheets. The Pro Modifieds saw Mike Lamb(Just 1 More) keep the number one spot while the Gus Ward(Whisky Tango Foxtrot) snagged the Pro Outlaw number one spot on his final pass. In the Sportsman it was Steve Carters perfect 6.000(Ratical Proposition)-Quick Eliminator, Ray Males(Blue Thunder)-Pro Eliminator, Robert Winder(Mommas Diamond)-Top Eliminator, Randy Cockrell(Cant Get Right)-Modified Eliminator, CD Ward(Rockets Red Glare)-Stock Eliminator, Andrew Decker(N 2 Deep)-River Racer and Hope Helm(Woodys Wild Child)-Personal Watercraft securing the number one spots. Sanders Scores on Second Try It started out to be a match up of two Tommy Thompson Motorsports boats in the Top Fuel Hydro finals, Bryan Sanders(Nitrochondriac) and Scott Compton(Liquid VooDoo). As the two boats staged the timing system malfunctioned in Sanders' lane. Compton, whose side worked, went and made and good pass and briefly was awarded the win, while Sanders stayed on the line. But wait, there's more Once LODBRS officials discovered what happened some options were thrown out. After a discussion with the owner of both boats, Thompson, they opted to do a rerun. Now this isn't like you can just come back up and run once they've been started. Both crews thrashed to get their boats back to the lanes. The entire process took about two hours. During that period most fans stayed awaiting a side by side pass. As the teams rolled to the in-ramp they threw out t-shirt to show their appreciation to everyone waiting. Then the fans were treated to a side by side 3.52 second pass that was won on the starting line by Sanders with his 7/100th advantage off the line. As Compton went through the traps the boat started rocking side to side, he was able to pull the chutes and get the boat stopped still afloat. Top Fuel Hydro Bryan Sanders, 3.526 @ 266.26 Scott Compton, 3.528 @ 254.76 Round 1 Eliminations Bryan Sanders, 3.542 @ 268.22 Kevin Burgess(Locked and Loaded) 4.731 @ 137.87 Scott Compton, 3,566 @ 253.65 Daryl Erlich(Problem Child) 4.151 @ 241.54 Tutle Tops Top Alcohol Travis Tutle(Short Fuse) had everything going his way throughout the weekend. After leading the way in qualifying on both days, Tutle was paired with Dale Riggs(Bad Moon Rising) in the Top Alcohol Hydro finals. Riggs went .040 red at the start, a good thing since Tutle had trouble at about 100' before getting back on the gas and completing his run Top Alcohol Hydro Travis Tutle, 5.039 @ 168.56 Dale Riggs, N/T(red light) Round 1 Eliminations Travis Tutle, 4.567 @ 197.83 Rick Allen(Little White Lie), 5.685 @ 98.70 Dale Riggs, 4.623 @ 190.21 Steve Streeter(Untouchable), 4.627 @ 198.19 Scarlotta Sweeps Flats Tony Scarlotta(Shazam) had the field covered by about 2/10th all weekend and made his way to the finals. Bill Diez(War Party) was his opponent but during engine warm-up a problem was discovered. Instead of making a single pass Scarlotta showed good sportsmanship allowing Diez and crew time to get the boat ready for the finals. Diaz did everything he could, killing Scarlotta on the lights, but Scarlotta's boat was just too tough as he blasted past Diez to grab the victory on the top end. Scarlotta, who got a leg on a new LODBRS speed record, couldn't back up that number in the finals. Top Alcohol Flats Tony Scarlotta, 5.294 @ 164.51 Bill Diez, 5.858 @ 145.11 Round 2 Eliminations Tony Scarlotta, 5.200 @ 167.37 Bill Miller, Party to the Max, 5.633 @ 150.22 Bill Diez, 9,679 @ 59.19 Bye Round 1 Eliminations Tony Scarlotta, 5.304 @ 162.39 Bye Bill Diez, 9.508 @ 64.68 Spike Gorr(My Way) N/T broke Bill Miller, 5.589 @ 150.41 Competition bye(Marcus Kinsey broke) Pro Modifieds(7.00) Mike Lamb(Just 1 More) who led both days of qualifying, made his way to the Pro Mod finals against Shelby Evert(Cant touch This). Ebert left 2/100th earlier than Lamb, but he was able to chase her down on the big end to score the win. Mike Lamb, 7.048 @ 168.07 defeats Shelby Ebert, 7.085 @ 179.56 Lamb also took down Casey Beal(Another Split Decision), Robb Burklin(The Pearl) and had a round 1 bye. Ebert trailered Joe McIntyre(Hydro Commando), Tim Ortiz(Empty Pockets) and got a bye into the finals. Pro Outlaw(5.40) Gus Ward(Whisky Tango Foxtrot) grabbed the number 1 qualifying spot on Saturday then parleyed that into the Pro Outlaw win. Ward got the win on the starting line when Tommy Thompson(A Few Dollars More) went red. It would have been an interesting race at the finish had Thompson not went red with only 1/100th difference on their ET slips. Gus Ward, 5.473 @ 16623 defeats Tommy Thompson, 5.463 @ 157.98(red) Ward ousted Eric Dement(Real Bad Boy), Lee Warren(Say When) with a round 2 bye on his way to the finals. Thompson bested Chris Bean(Team Sound Design), Jim Richards(Alka-hauler) and had a bye in the semi finals. Quick Eliminator(6.00) The finals in Quick Eliminator was decided at the starting after Henry Boehne(Lucky Draw) went red by .025 giving the win to Tommy Rice(Another Wet Dream) who ran a 6.070 @ 144.06 Pro Eliminator(8.00) Ray Males(Blue Thunder) had no competition in the class and made a ceremonial run for the victory Ray Males, 8.327 @ 119.94 Top Eliminator(9.00) Vic Fugate(Lunatic Friends) took home the Top Eliminator hardware getting the win early when Brian Winslett(Flat Fancy) lit the red light. Vic Fugate, 9.341 @ 115.13 defeats Brian Winslett, 9.196 @ 115.49(red) Modified Eliminator(10.00) The Fugate family took home another trophy in Modified Eliminator when Austin Fugate(Minor in Possession) got the win over Thurl Howard(Gone Ballistic) in a double red light race. Austin Fugate(-.017) 10.04 @ 113.00 defeats Thurl Howard(-.047) 10.129 @ 101.92 Stock Eliminator(11.00) Steve Walls(Sotally Tober) got the victory in Stock Eliminator at the big end after Kyle Fawks(Booger Red) broke out. Steve Walls, 11.052 @ 88.06 defeats Kyle Fawks, 10.970 @ 87.37 River Racer(12.00) Top qualifier Andrew Decker(N 2 Deep) carried the number one spot all the way to the finish getting finals hole shot victory over Tracy Lowe(Intimidator) Andrew Decker, 12.184 @ 77.86 defeats Tracy Lowe, 12.088 @ 94.37 Personal Watercraft 1(12.00/dial in) Nate Stephenson(Dominator) took the Personal Watercraft hardware back to Oklahoma getting win over Cade Janecek(All or Nothing) in the finals. Nate Stephenson, 17.185 @ 54.18 defeats Cade Janecek, 17.978 @ 52.75 The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series travel for Wheatland, Mo. For the 7th Annual Diamond Nationals during Labor Day weekend(Sept 1-3). You can follow them on http://www.lucasoildragboats.com/
  4. 26th Annual LakeFest Drag Boat Races @ Lake Marble Falls, 8/11-13/17 By JM Hallas Marble Falls, TX.,(Aug. 12Th, 2017) With the first day of Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series qualifying completed, Saturday was a last chance for racers in all classes to move up the starting ladder and/or test out any changes made from Friday. Recapping Friday qualifying; In the Pro classes Scott Compton(Liquid Voodoo)-Top Fuel Hydro, Travis Tutle(Short Fuse)- Top Alcohol Hydro and Tony Scarlotta(Shazam)-Top Alcohol Flats slept well knowing, at least for the night, that they were on top the qualifying sheets. The Pro Modifieds saw Mike Lamb(Just 1 More) grab the number one spot while the Levi Walker(Got 1 More) took the Pro Outlaw number one spot. In the Sportsman it was Steve Carter(Ratical Proposition)-Quick Eliminator with a perfect 6.000 run, Ray Males(Blue Thunder)-Pro Eliminator, Bob Winder(Mommas Diamond)-Top Eliminator, Randy Cockrell(Cant Get Right)-Modified Eliminator, Kyle Fawks(Booger Red)-Stock Eliminator, Andrew Decker(N-2-Deep)-River Racer and Hope Helm(Woodys Wild Child)-Personal Watercraft securing the number one spots In top Fuel Hydro qualifying the fans were thrilled by a side by side three-second passes in the fourth round. Houston's Bryan Sanders(Nitrochodriac) got the bugs worked out jumping to the number one spot with a 3.521 @ 267.82. Along side was Round Rock's Daryl Erlich(Problem Child) finally getting a full pass in going 3.620 @ 262.44. Top Fuel Hydro Bryan Sanders(Nitrochondriac) 3.521 @ 267.82 Scott Compton(Liquid VooDoo) 3.546 @ 238.68 Daryl Erlich(Problem Child) 3.620 @ 262.44 Kevin Burgess(Locked and Loaded) 4.179 @ 197.60 Top Alcohol Hydro saw Rio Vista's Travis Tutle(Short Fuse) not only hold on the number one spot, but better his times from Friday. Top Alcohol Hydro Travis Tutle(Short Fuse) 4.497 @ 199.79 Steve Streeter(Untouchable) 4.591 @ 199.39 Dale Riggs(Bad Moon Rising) 4.687 @ 185.50 Rick Allen(Little White Lie) 5.284 @ 131.56 California's Tony Scarlotta(Shazam) was able to maintain his number one starting spot in Top Alcohol Flats even while sitting out Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Scarlotta made a heat of the day pass on Saturday afternoon(5.274 @ 160) nearly matching his Friday morning run. Top Alcohol Flats Tony Scarlotta(Shazam) 5.207 @ 163.76 Bill Diez(War Party) 5.526 @ 151.91 Bill Miller(Party to the Max) 5.649 @ 144.59 Marcus Kinsey(Bad Company) 5.804 @ 142.95 Spike Gorr(My Way) 6.414 @ 105.15 There was no change at the top of the Pro Modified qualifying sheet with Iowa's Mike Lamb(Just 1 More) keeping the spot with yesterdays 7.004 @ 165.79 Pro Modifieds(7.00) Mike Lamb(Just 1 More) 7.004 @ 165.79 Casey Beal(Another Split Decision) 7.017 @ 171.52 Marty Logan(Livin' Tha Dream) 7.025 @ 170.36 Shelby Ebert(Cant Touch This) 7.033 @ 180.64 Jimmy Booher(Fistful of Dollars) 7.061 @ 173.12 Robb Burklin(The Pearl) 7.081 @ 162.43 Tim Ortiz(Empty Pockets) 7.170 @ 164.71 Joe McIntyre(Hydro Commando) 7.245 @ 170.38 William Weir(Alkahaulic Behavior) 7.293 @ 154.30 Michael Fullertton(Snap, Crackle & Pop) DNR Friday's top qualifier Levi Walker got bumped to third in Pro Outlaw qualifying Saturday getting bested by Tommy Thompson and Sonora's Gus Ward(Whisky Tango Foxtrot) who grabbed the number one spot at the end of the day. Pro Outlaw(5.40) Gus Ward(Whisky Tango Foxtrot) 5.402 @ 167.58 Tommy Thompson(A Few Dollars More) 5.407 @ 162.97 Levi Walker(Got 1 More) 5.409 @ 162.33 Shannon Beal(Split Decision 2) 5.419 @ 168.89 Rick Blethroade(Wild Thing) 5.420 @ 172.96 Robert Leas(Wildfire) 5.424 @ 172.03 Jim Richards(Alka-hauler) 5.433 @ 170.02 Cole Allen(Desperado) 5.439 @ 173.62 Tyler Speer(Georgia Outlaw) 5.422 @ 168.92 Eric Dement(Real Bad Boy) 5.464 @ 163.48 Mickey Snider(Top Gun) 5.527 @ 163.98 Terry Kain(Razing Kain) 5.716 @ 155.84 Chris Bean(Team Sound Design) 5.774 @ 160.29 Lee Warren(Say When) 7.830 @ 59.06 Quick Eliminator(6.00) No one could beat perfect so Steve Carter(Ratocal Proposition) kept the number one spot on the charts with Friday's 6.000 @ 146.14. Pro Eliminator(8.00) The only boat in Pro Eliminator, Ray Males(Blue Thunder) had no problem keeping his spot unchallenged, 8.176 @ 130.88. Top Eliminator(9.00) Robert Winder(Mommas Diamond) had his Friday pass hold for number one with his 9.003 @ 119.85. Modified Eliminator(10.00) Hoppy Harris tried to boot Randy Cockrell(Cant Get Right) out the number one spot but came up .004 short to Cockrell's Friday run on 10.002 @ 101.09. Stock Eliminator(11.00) CD Word(Rockets Red Glare) knocked off Kyle Fawks the early morning qualifying pass to score the Stock Eliminator top spot with a dead on 11.000 @ 90.64. River Racer(12.00) Andrew Decker(N 2 Deep) had a couple racers try to better his run from Friday, but his 12.008 @ 80.24 held up through Saturdays three sessions. Personal Watercraft 1(dial in) Woody'd Wild Child, Hope Helm kept her number one qualifying spot from Friday with 12.772(12.77) @ 57.32 Sunday Schedule Gates Open (7:00am) TEC Open (8:00am) Round 1 Eliminations – PM, PO (9:00am) Round 1 Eliminations – TFH, TAH, TAF (9:30am) Round 1 Eliminations – QE, PE, TE, ME, SE, RR, PWC (10:30am) Round 2 Eliminations – PM, PO (12:30pm) Round 2 Eliminations – TFH, TAH, TAF (1:00pm) Round 2 Eliminations – QE, PE, TE, ME, SE, RR, PWC (1:30pm) Round 3 Eliminations – PM, PO (2:30pm) Round 3 Eliminations – PWC, RR, SE, ME, TE, PE, QE (2:45pm) Final Round Eliminations – All Classes (3:00pm) Awards Ceremony (TBA)
  5. 26th Annual LakeFest Drag Boat Races @ Lake Marble Falls, 8/11-13/17 By JM Hallas Marble Falls, TX.,(Aug. 11Th, 2017) Friday kicked off thew first of three days of the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series on Lake Marble Falls. Friday and Saturday are qualifying for all the classes in competition as drivers try to get themselves set in good bracket position and get their boats dialed in for eliminations on Sunday. The day started early for the Sportsman racers with their opening rounds of qualifying beginning at 9:00am. The first round of Pro qualifying followed the Sportsman, around 10:30am, as drivers made their first passes. With no issues throughout the day with wind or damages all Sportsman classes along with the Pro Mods and Pro Outlaws got three passes in. Cruising the pits is always interesting looking at all the different states represented on license plates and the wide variety of boats competing. Everything from the exotic Pro class boats to the local river racing boats to the personal watercraft(jet skis) that people enjoy. Friday night always closes the night with a 'show-n-shine' for everyone to get a look at the boats with the Pro teams firing up their monster motors at dusk. Following the boat show Red Carpet Chaos played in the Lakeside Park. Saturday's artist playing will be Southern Underground. In Pro qualifying Scott Compton(O'Fallon, Ill.) set the standard in round 1 that held up through the second round of Top Fuel Hydro, while two boats opted to not run. Travis Tutle(Rio Vista) used his second pass to climb past Steve Streeter's round 1 numbers in Top Alcohol Hydro. Top Fuel Hydro Scott Compton(Liquid Voodoo) 3.546 @ 238.68 Bryan Sanders(Nitrochondriac) 3.575 @ 238.57 Daryl Erlich(Problem Child) DNR Kevin Burgess(Locked and Loaded) DNR Top Alcohol Hydro Travis Tutle(Short Fuse) 4.554 @ 197.78 Steve Streeter(Untouchable) 4.591 @ 199.39 Dale Riggs(Bad Moon Rising) 4.778 @ 198.93 Rick Allen(Little White Lie) Broke Tony Scarlotta(Perris, Ca.) let everyone know he was in charge of Top Alcohol Flats, but still a bit off his LODBRS records for time and speed. In Pro Mods, Mike Lamb(Greenfield, Ia.) gave everyone a number to shoot at and it held up through all three rounds. Levi Walker(Greenfield, Ia.) saved his best pass for round three to lead the way in Pro Outlaw. Top Alcohol Flats Tony Scarlotta(Shazam) 5.207 @ 163.76 Bill Diez(War Party) 5.808 @ 147.61 Marcus Kinsey(Bad Company) 8.896 @ 57.04 Bill Miller(Party to the Max) 16.631 @ 31.54 Spike Gore(My Way) DNT Pro Modifieds(7.00) Mike Lamb(Just 1 More) 7.004 @ 165.79 Casey Beal(Another Split Decision) 7.018 @ 171.96 Marty Logan(Livin' Tha Dream) 7.025 @ 170.36 Shelby Ebert(Cant Touch This) 7.033 @ 180.64 Jimmy Booher(A Fistful of Dollars) 7.070 @ 173.83 Robb Burklin(The Pearl) 7.081 @ 162.43 Joe McIntyre(Hydro Commando) 7.245 @ 170.38 William Wier(Alkahaulic) 7.468 @ 133.20 Tim Ortiz(Empty Pockets) DNT Pro Outlaw(5.40) Levi Walker(Got 1 More) 5.409 @ 162.33 Rick Blethroade(Wild Thing) 5.426 @ 175.25 Jim Richards(Alkahauler) 5.433 @ 170.02 Shannon Beal(Split Decision 2) 5.433 @ 165.23 Gus Ward(Whisky Tango Foxtrot) 5.444 @ 165.54 Robert Leas(Wildfire) 5.446 @ 167.62 Eric Dement(Real Bad Boy) 5.464 @ 163.48 Mickey Snider(Top Gun) 5.527 @ 163.98 Cole Allen(Desperado) 5.630 @ 137.52 Chris Bean(Team Sound Design) 5.774 @ 160.29 Rick Allen(Say When) 7.830 @ 59.06 Tommy Thompson(A Few Dollars More) 9.854 @ 36.86 Tyler Speer(Georgia Outlaw) 5.349 @ 164.75 Terry Kain(Razing Kain) DNR Top Sportsman class qualifiers after day 1 Quick Eliminator(6.00) Steve Carter(Ratical Proposition) 6.000 @ 146.14 Yes that's dead on perfect! Pro Eliminator(8.00) Ray Males(Blue Thunder) 8.319 @ 133.67 Top Eliminator(9.00) Bob Winder(Mommas Diamond) 9.003 @ 110.23 Modified Eliminator(10.00) Randy Cockrell(Cant Get Right) 10.002 @ 101.09 Stock Eliminator(11.00) Kyle Fawks(Booger Red) 11.013 @ 88.98 River Racer(12.00) Andrew Decker(N-2-Deep) 12.008 @ 80.24 Personal Watercraft (dial in) Hope Helm(Woodys Wild Child) 17.772(17.77) @ 57.32 Saturday Schedule Gates Open (7:00am) TEC Open (8:00am) Round 4 Qualifying Sportsman Session (9:00am) Round 3 Qualifying Pro Session, Top Fuel Hydro, Top Alcohol Hydro, Top Alcohol Flats (10:30am) Round 4 Pro Outlaw, Pro Modified Round 5 Qualifying Sportsman Session (12:30pm) Round 4 Qualifying Pro Session Top Fuel Hydro, Top Alcohol Hydro, Top Alcohol Flats (2:00pm) Round 5 Pro Outlaw, Pro Modified Southern Underground in Lakeside Park (6:00-9:00pm)
  6. Big Weekend for I-37 Speedway Almost Goes Up in Smoke, 8-5-17 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(Aug. 5Th, 2017) A huge weekend of events at I-37 Speedway was nearly done before it started when a fire burned down the office/ticket booth on the property. The cause, still unknown, is suspected to be electrical and also burned the tracks meter loop that supplies power to everything on the grounds. With dedication and hard work from track employees, workers and volunteers the facility was up and running by race time Saturday night. The Saturday night festivities included the 2 Jacks Back to School Bash. The Jacks, Karen and Bobby, have been sponsoring a back to school night for 12 years at race tracks around south-central Texas. The Jacks, along with other race teams and a list on sponsors, donated school supplies to give away to the kids. Racers giving back to the community. The Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas made their third visit of the season. Ryan Stoy out ran the field in the early visit to the ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt oval. Just a few weeks ago James Fitzgerald made a late race charge, around the high groove, to steal the win away from Dillon Coyne on the final lap. In an effort to attract more Modifieds, the track, Texas Land Restoration, Sundowner Diesel Performance and B&A Foreign Car Specialists, added to the pot making the winners share of the Modified 20-lap feature $1000 to win. It was the Pure Stocks night for meet and greet with all the drivers meeting their fans, signing autographs and handing out hero cards to the kids during intermission. 3-D Landscaping chipped another $100 for the winner. The Limited Late Models also had their purse upped by Long Run Seamless Gutters and Votion Remodeling making it $550 to win. Leonard Lands in Victory Lane #1 On a less than perfect track, Cody Leonard(Sinton) took home his first win of the night in the Modified 16-lap feature.(They voted on it) Leonard took over early from Greg Dinsmore then skipped his way to victory in the Bill Pittaway owned, CD Electric, Pittaway Ranch, Ace Transmission, Showtime Signs & Designs, Wells Racing Engines powered Shaw Chassis. Dinsmore grabbed the lead on lap 1 with Leonard and Jason Borlace side by side for second, Jeremy Davenport and Robert Liese jr. Dinsmore slid up in turn 1 with Leonard getting by on the bottom. After a caution for debris, Borlace and Liese swapped second while Leonard moved away. At halfway it was Leonard, Liese, Borlace, Mike Morris and Davenport in the top five. A Davenport spin would bring out a late yellow that saw Leonard slip away while Borlace retook second from Liese. As the white waved, Leonard had pulled away to good advantage that he carried to the checkers. “Honestly I don't know how my car did so well tonight on that track,” said Leonard. “We had it set up for dry slick tonight. When we ran the heat race it seemed decent so we figured we'd run it like that for the feature. Trying to get through the ruts was key tonight.” “Ya, it was definitely rough tonight. Can't blame the track after how much rain they had. They had a lot of rain, they did what they could, I'm not complaining. It was rough but sometimes you just have to deal with it and go with it.” “We didn't do much changing. We left the house with it set up for a drier track. We actually changed a lot of stuff just for the dry. We didn't get to run hot laps with motor trouble. We hoped the track would come around to what the car wants.” Modifieds 137(12) Cody Leonard, 125 Jason Borlace, 77 Robert Liese jr., 55 Mike Morris, 91 Jeremy Davenport, 14t Talon Minten, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 29 Jamie Campbell---dns Modified heats Heat 1; 8g Greg Dinsmore, 137 Cody Leonard, 91 Jeremy Davenport, 77 Robert Liese jr, 92 Jake Rollins---dns Heat 2; 125 Jason Borlace, 29 Jamie Campbell, 55 Mike Morris, 14t Talon MInten Leonards Lands Another Cody Leonard grabbed his second trophy of the night taking the victory in the 20-lap Sport Modified feature. Leonard and Marcus Mikulencak battled hard the first half of the race until Leonard took over command. From there Leonard was able to ease away for the win in the CD Electric, raceontexas.com, All In Desings, Ace Transmission, Flanagans Muffler Shop, Coastal Diesel, K&R, Wells Racing Engines powered Express Chassis. After one aborted start the Sport Modified feature fired off into turn1 with M. Mikulencak getting front with Johnny Torres, Lawrence Mikulencak, Leonard and Robby Minten on his tail. L. Mikulencak tried to high jump a tractor tire on lap 1 ending his night. On the restart R. Minten and Leonard swapped third. M. Mikulencak slipped on lap 4 giving Torres a run, but a spin by Ryan Doyon slowed the pace. On the restart Leonard got second from Torres while the Minten brothers, Robby and Talon swapped fourth. Leonard began looking low on M. Mikulencak for the lead with Torres, R. Minten and T. Minten three wide for third. Leonard ran side by side with M. Mikulencak on lap 9 and got the spot coming to halfway with Torres, T. Minten and R. Minten in the top five. T. Minten got past Torres for third and began closing on M. Mikulencak for second. As the laps clicked off Leonard had built a big lead on his way to the checkers. “It was tough seeing who was outside of me after the door wadded up over the passenger side window,” replied Leonard. “I had no idea. It's just something you have to deal with and drive through it. I wasn't expecting it. I threw it in(the corner) on the first lap, hit a rut and it just folded up.” “I was just driving by sound and hoping for the best. I was trying to give everyone room. Since the right side was torn up I was definitely trying to leave a lane on the outside. If I didn't hear them, or see with the limited vision I had I'd move up. If not I'd leave some room so I don't get into them.” “That Street Stock race I had with Wade(Jones) was really fun,” added Leonard. “It was clean, it was fun, but it was rough. We were both trying to fight through the ruts. We both make our mistakes and got by each other. Lapped traffic came into play and made it even better. I think the fans loved. It sucked we couldn't get the win there too. After that caution the brake pedal started going to the floor.” Sport Modifieds 12 Cody Leonard, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 9t Talon Minten, 66 Johnny Torres, 24r Robby Minten, 25t Michael Keylich, 31 Chase Havely, 24 Jim Blevins, 5r Ryan Doyon, 22 Randy Bennett, 8 Ray Doyon III, 87 Lawrence Mikulencak, 11t Tom Grothues---dns, 26g JJ Jennings---dns Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 87 Lawrence Mikulenack, 8 Ray Doyon III, 9t Talon Minten, 25t Michael Keylich, 5r Ryan Doyon, 11t Tom Grothues Heat 2; 66 Johnny Torres, 12 Cody Leonard, 24r Robby Minten, 24 Jim Blevins, 26g JJ Jennings, 31 Chase Havely, 22 Randy Bennett Coyne Scores Cash Dillon Coyne(Boerne) went home with the cash in the 20-lap Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas feature. Coyne and Ty Paxson put on a show in the final laps swapping the lead numerous times. At the finish line it was Coyne able to hold Paxson off on the final lap to secure the win. At the start Dwain Groff got out front trailed by Drew Simental, Jerry Book, Tyler Folkerts and Rusty Young. Simental took over the point on lap 3 while Coyne worked his way up to second. Coyne was beginning to pressure Simental on lap 4 while Folkerts, Rusty Young, Groff, James Fitzgerald and Paxson battled for fifth. After a yellow for a Rodney Rodriguez spin, Coyne was able to use the restart to get out front on lap 7. Behind them Paxson had moved up to third going by Young. Simental broke and stopped for the final caution that saw Paxson take second with Fitzgerald and Brandon Spreen moving up to third and fourth. Now the fun begins. Paxson got along side Coyne and got the advantage at the line to lead lap 14. Coyne hung tough and got the bumper out front on lap 16. Paxson fought back getting the edge for the lead again on lap 17. Undaunted, Coyne wrestled the lead back as the two came to the white flag. Paxson gave him one last shot in (turns) 3-4 but it was Coyne holding him off at the line. Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas 12 Dillon Coyne, 15 Ty Paxson, 6 James Fitzgerald, 80 Brandon Spreen, 42 Tyler Folkerts, 99 Gary Buchanan, 88 Rusty Young, 64 Larry Carwin, 4 Rodney Rodriguez, 66 Dwain Groff, 37 Drew Simental, 7 Danny Davis, 25 Dylan Budnik, 50 Jerry Book, 20 Ryan Stoy---dns, 53 Zac Zearfoss---dns DCRST heats Heat 1; 66 Dwain Groff, 64 Larry Carwin, 4 Rodney Rodriguez, 50 Jerry Book, 53 Zac Zearfoss Heat 2; 42 Tyler Folkerts, 80 Brandon Spreen, 37 Drew Simental, 7 Danny Davis, 20 Ryan Stoy Heat 3; 12 Dillon Coyne, 6 James Fitzgerald, 99 Gary Buchanan, 25 Dylan Budnik, 15 Ty Paxson, 88 Rusty Young Long Haul Pays Off for Henderson. After being out of racing for many years, Quentin Henderson(Adkins) picked up his first I-37 Speedway Limited Late Model win of the season. Henderson made the long trip to Florida to pick up the car and has got it figured out after only a couple races. Henderson made a late pass to spoil Aaron Leddys night and score the win. Leddy was first off turn 2 on green chased by Patrick Kelly, Trey Votion, Howie Marcx and Henderson. As P. Kelly looked inside Leddy for the lead, Marcx got by Votion for third. Votion retook the spot, then second from P. Kelly as Henderson followed to third. Votion was beginning to challenge Leddy when yellow waved. On the restart Henderson snagged second from Votion with P. Kelly coming along to third. Hendrson caught Leddy on lap 13 and was door to door on the back stretch. Henderson got the advantage on lap 14 and from there was able to pull away to get his first Late Model victory. Limited Late Models 44 Quentin Henderson, 84 Patrick Kelly, 93 Aaron Leddy, 99v Trey Votion, 57 Jason Kelly, 99 Frank Okruhlik, 13 Howie Marcx, 8 DJ Schroat Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 93 Aaron Leddy, 13 Howie Marcx, 99 Frank Okruhlik, 8 DJ Schroat Heat 2; 84 Patrick Kelly, 99v Trey Votion, 44 Quentin Henderson, 57 Jason Kelly Jones Outjousts Leonard for Street Stock Score. Wade Jones(Jourdanton) and Cody Leonard put on a clinic, despite the rough surface, in the 20-lap Street Stock feature. The duo not only traded the lead several times, but were able to pull away from the field while doing it. After a restart Jones, in the SABFI Transportation, Opiela Mechanical, Mission Racing, Horelka Racing, Chevy Camaro, was able to get away to take the checkers and spoil Leonards chance at the triple win. On green, Leonard was out first pursued by Jones, Shawn Moore, Tommy Casey and Allen Torres. Jones got inside Leonard and got the point on lap 3. The two would then run side by side for several laps until Leonard got the lead back on lap 7. Jones fought back retaking the top spot on lap 8. In the meantime, Chris Swenson was quickly moving up getting past Casey and Mike Lyon for fourth. Back up front the lead duo were dicing through traffic. Jones got a scare on lap 15 when Dennis Hilla broke, slowed and nearly collected Jones in the process. On the restart Jones was able to get some breathing room on Leonard, who had brake problems. Swenson and Moore now had their own fight going on for third. Swenson finally took the spot with two to go. As the white flag was shown, Jones had built a safe margin over Leonard as he motored on to the win. Street Stocks 41Wade Jones, 7 Cody Leonard, 48 Chris Swenson, 18 Shawn Moore, 2x Dennis Hilla, 94 Allen Torres, 20 Mike Lyon, 8 Jacob Crow, 99 Wayne Wernette, 42 Tommy Casey, 9s Jarrett Payton, 40 Kenny Hurley Street Stock heats Heat 1; 7 Cody Leonard, 42 Tommy Casey, 94 Allen Torres, 99 Wayne Wernette, 9s Jarrett Payton, 48 Chris Swenson Heat 2; 41 Wade Jones, 18 Shawn Moore, 40 Kenny Hurley, 8 Jacob Crow, 20 Mike Lyon, 2x Dennis Hilla Hurley Out-hustles Leddy for Pure Stock Payday. In the Pure Stock feature it was Dakota Hurley(La Vernia) getting past Aaron Leddy in the latter stages of the 20-lapper. Hurley worked his way to battle with Leddy at halfway and take the position with about five to go. Hurley, in the Clayton Homes of Seguin, Schneider Solar Screens, Delivery Made Easy, Beaver Motorsports, Sassy Styles, All In Designs, Chevy Nova, also took a bite out of Dakota Heinaman's points lead after Heinaman was taken out early. As the 20-car field took the green, Dillon Gaither jumped out front, but Aaron Leddy gave him a look low on the back stretch. Behind them it was William Saunders, James Aramendia jr. with Mason Casteneda and Hurley side by side. Aramendia got third from Saunders who would lose fourth to Casteneda. Leddy kept the heat on Gaither who would spin himself from the lead on lap 4 and on the restart, slap the wall. With Leddy now on point, Saunders, Casteneda, Bobby Jack and Heinaman filled the top five. Heinaman's night ended when he got tagged and spun by Justin Randol. Caitlin Leonard was an innocent victim as she got into the spinning Heinaman. Once back to green, Hurley methodically marched his way to the front. Hurley first got past Casteneda, then Saunders before getting along side Leddy. Hurley gave Leddy a shot on lap 10, but was unable to get by. After a quick regroup Hurley again put a charge on getting to the lead on lap 14, then inching away for the win. Pure Stocks 40 Dakota Hurley, 93 Aaron Leddy, 98 William Saunders, 28m Mason Casteneda, 25 Bobby Jack, 13j Justin Randol, 15d Jamie Dear, 97 James Aramendia jr, 88 Alexis Hendricks, 56 Bob Caulfield, 15 William Cavender, 38 Billy Kinnaman, 28 Frank Sowell, 39 Sonny Kinnaman jr., 14 Mark Pivarnik, 441 Dakota Heinaman, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 5 Dillon Gaither, 6c Nathan Corpus, 30 Riley Heil, 48 Patrick Lyon---dns Pure Stock heats Heat 1; 98 William Saunders, 93 Aaron Leddy, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 88 Alexis Hendricks, 56 Bob Caulfield, 39 Sonny Kinnaman jr Heat 2; 5 Dillon Gaither, 25 Bobby Jack, 28m Mason Casteneda, 15d Jamie Dear, 14 Mark Pivarnik, 13j Justin Randol, 30 Riley Heil Heat 3; 40 Dakota Hurley, 97 James Aramendia jr., 441 Dakota Heinaman, 6c Nathan Corpus, 15 William Cavender, 38 Bill Kinnaman, 48 Patrick Lyon Bounty Hunters Beaten Back by Kelm With a $100 bounty on his head, Robert Kelm(Kyle) was able to bust the bounty hunters in a race that was tough on equipment. Kelm avoided any failures and got out front early. Trevor Bettis was able to give Kelm a race getting the lead near midway. But Bettis had his problems and gave the spot back before pulling off. This win made it six in a row and the bounty goes up $50 next race. Jamie Garner got off to a good start in the 20-lap Sport Compact feature followed by Bettis, Kelm, Charles Earnhardt jr. and Daniel Zajac. Yellow was quickly out after Earnhardt who went off course on the back stretch. The top five broke away on the restart with Kelm using the high line. Kelm was able to motor around Bettis and Garner for the lead on lap 4 with Bettis getting second. Kelm was able to pull away as Bettis, Garner and Justin Henley got hung up in traffic. Henley saw his night end on lap 7 when he stopped on track, erasing Kelm's lead. Bettis capitalized on the restart getting the lead from Kelm on lap 9. Using a slower car as a pick, Kelm got the lead back from Bettis on lap 12. Kelm then pulled away from Bettis who began to slow. By the time the white waved Kelm in the Oak Hill Motorsports, Rachel Plant Picture Taker, M&E Automotive, Saturn was over a half lap ahead easily getting the win. Sport Compacts 8 Robert Kelm, 63 Gordon Dowdy, 44 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 3g Garrett Godfredson, 13m Jeremy Watson, 114 Kasey Krauss, 57 Trevor Bettis, 3 Jamie Garner, 117 Casey Lowe, 56 Treyler Caulfield, 96 Justin Henley, 43w Eric Wilson, 4 Jeremy Witt, 42 Daniel Zajac, 53 Charles Earnhardt jr., 77 GB Carter, 68 Team Boerne----dq(tech), 43 Alyson Dorken---dns Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 3 Jamie Garner, 56 Treyler Caulfield, 96 Justin Henley, 117 Casey Lowe, 13m Jeremy Watson, 43w Eric Watson Heat 2; 8 Robert Kelm, 53 Charles Earnhardt jr., 68 Team Boerne, 63Gordon Dowdy, 44 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 43 Alyson Dorken Heat 3; 57 Trevor Bettis, 42 Daniel Zajac, 4 Jeremy Witt, 3 Garrett Godfredson, 114 Kasey Krauss, 77 GB Carter Go-Kart feature winners Age 5-7 Blaine Markgraf Age 8-10 Peyton Jones Age 11-13 Ryker Hernandez
  7. I-37 Speedway live updates 8-5-17

    Limited Late Model heats Heat 1 93 Aaron Leddy 13 Howie Marcx 99n Frank Okruhlik 8 DJ Schroat
  8. I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 7-22-17 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(July 22nd, 2017) It's hot! To say the weather is hot would be an understatement and redundant, but so is the racing at I-37 Speedway just south of Pleasanton. Saturday night was a regular points night with all six classes in action on the ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt oval. Starting tonight the kids Go-Karts were also included with three age groups competing on the mini-track. This weekend the track, plus James Adams Racing Photography, added to the Pure Stock payout making it $400 to win in the 20-lap feature. Right now the two Dakotas(Heinaman and Hurley) are in a heated battle for the points lead, along with their on-track battles, usually for the lead. Coming in, Heinaman leads the way in class by 15 over Hurley. Last race winner, William Saunders is third followed by William Cavender and Mason Casteneda in the top five. In other classes, Preferred Motors(Scott Ball) chipped in a huge $300 increase for the Sport Modifieds upping their winners share to $750. Robert Velasquez threw $150 into the Sport Compact class with them now running for $300 to win. Robert Kelm was challenged to drop to the back for an extra $100 if he wins. Dinsmore Dominant in Modified Main Kerrville's Greg Dinsmore has been searching around for his past I-37 track championship form and may have found the sweet spot again. Starting from outside the front row, Dinsmore led all twenty laps in the Modified main event. He was chased throughout by Cody Leonard, but after several circuits would put distance on the Corpus Christi young gun. As the race wound down, Dinsmore had a full straightaway on Leonard going unchallenged to the checkers. At the start of the 20-lap Modified main Dinsmore powered off the high side of turn 2 for the lead trailed by Leonard, Talon Minten, Jeremy Davenport and Jason Borlace. Minten would slip too high and fall back to seventh while Dinsmore and Leonard began to check out on the field. Mintens problems continued when he stopped in turn 2 for the races only caution. On the restart Donald Banker moved in to battle with Borlace for fourth. At halfway it was Dinsmore, Leonard, Davenport, Banker and Borlace in the top five. As the laps clicked off, Dinsmore pulled away to grab the victory in the Sundowner Performance Desiel Repair, Texas Land Restoration, Performance Towing, Race Safe Technologies, The Alignment Shop, Wehrs, Sanderson Motorsports, Fast Shafts, AFCO, Six-Two Graphics, Friesen crate powered, BMS Chassis. “We kinda threw the proverbial kitchen sink at it,” exclaimed Dinsmore. “After the heat race it was pushing like a dump truck. It acted like the right front wasn't there. We changed all the shocks, a bunch of angles and ride heights. I didn't know if it would go left or right. But she went, it was good.” “I felt the car out running around under caution. I felt a lot better about the car before the race even started. You know early if the car is going to hit or miss. It was getting a lot of dig. The crate was only about half throttle, but it was going. It would take off and hold the speed in the corner really well.” “It was all about the right front. We did a lot of work in the shop and changed the shock. It may have had a bent shock. Whatever all we changed I'm going to go back through it and mark it. At the end of the last year we raced here, is where it's at now.” “I didn't plan on running for points anywhere this year. I want to take a couple weeks off here and there. When it finally cools off I want to hit some of the bigger shows. That's my reason to race it to figure out what was going on. I've been fighting the car until now. Tonight it felt really good.” Modifieds 8g Greg Dinsmore, 137(12) Cody Leonard, 91 Jeremy Davenport, 125 Jason Borlace, 77 Robert Liese jr., 92 Jake Rollings, 377 Donald Banker, 14t Talon Minten Modified heat Heat 1; 137(12) Cody Leonard, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 91 Jeremy Davenport, 14t Talon Minten, 125 Jason Borlace, 377 Donald Banker, 92 Jake Rollins, 77 Robert Liese jr. Bowen Best for Bonus Bucks Goliad's Broc Bowen has found his groove at I-37 recently taking home his fourth win in a row. Bowen, from the pole jumped out front while the battle for second started. That fight continued throughout the 20 lapper, while Bowen was on cruise control. Even after a late restart Bowen, in the Gamewell Fishing Charters, CBR Shocks, Triple Cross Ranch, Performance Graphics, Clarient Oil, WW Bodies, T's on the Square, Fletcher Custom Race Engines, Hughes by 89 Motorsports Chassis, edged away to a six car length advantage as they came to the checkers. The race got off to a shaky start when Bart Wilcox stopped in turn 3 stacking up the inside line even before the green waved. Once green did wave it was Bowen grabbing the point followed by Talon Minten, Cody Leonard, Johnny Torres and Trent Beaver in pursuit. Bowen got some space when T. Minten and Leonard ran side by side for second. Leonard got the spot with Torres coming through to third and Rusty Head taking fifth from Beaver. Chris Swenson went off the back stretch on lap 6 for a caution. Back under green Bowen again used a second place fight to ease away. This time it was Leonard and Torres swapping the spot for numerous laps. At the mid-point it was Bowen, Leonard, Torres, T. Minten and Head. A couple yellows for debris came in the last half of the race, but on the move was Ray Doyon III, in his first start of the season. Doyon made his way into the top five with five to go getting the spot from Head. Back up front, Bowen was putting some room between he and the Leonard-Torres battle still going for second. At the finish it was Bowen by a handful of car lengths taking the victory. “Since the Summer Showdown, even though we didn't get to run our feature, I think we found something out,” replied Bowen. “It takes a lot of discipline to run this track. You've got to feather the throttle around this track. You have to keep the car straight to go fast here.” “I was a little concern watching everyone run the top in the other features. In the heats it was everyone on the bottom. When I saw everyone on top I wasn't sure what to do. I did a little of both during the feature searching around.” “It wasn't so much on who was coming behind me, but driving the line that didn't have all the bumps. In (turns) 1-2 you could enter high but have to cut the car down to the bottom on corner exit. If you went through the bumps it was nothing but dust coming off and you'd spin the tires.” “I thought I had them covered. My only concern was someone dive bombing on a restart or something. That was about my only concern tonight. It wasn't easy. It was a hard track to drive. It was slick and dusty. I didn't run a perfect race. I messed up a couple times and thought someone would get around me in (turns) 3-4 once. I never saw anyone though.” Sport Modifieds 56 Broc Bowen, 12 Cody Leonard, 66 Johnny Torres, 5r(14) Talon Minten , 9 Ray Doyon III, 24r Robby Minten, 14 Trent Beaver, 9m Marcus Mikulencak , 55 Rusty Head, 24 Jim Blevins, 31 Chase Havely, 79 David Meredith, 25t Mike Keylich, 48 Chris Swenson, 71 Bart Wilcox---dntg Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 56 Broc Bowen, 71 Bart Wilcox, 5r(14) Talon Minten, 66 Johnny Torres, 79 David Meredith, 9m Marcus Milulencak, 25t Mike Keylich, 24 Jim Blevins Heat 2; 14 Trent Beaver, 12 Cody Leonard, 24r Robby Minten, 55 Rusty Head, 48 Chris Swenson, 31 Chase Havely, 9 Ray Doyon III Kelly Claims Limited Late Model Loot After their meet-n-greet for the fans, Patrick Kelly and Trey Votion put on a show in the 15-lap Limited Late Model main. Votion got the early lead, but P. Kelly worked his way past for the top spot. Votion kept the pressure on P. Kelly until he started to inch away in the final stages to secure the win. On the first try to start the Limited Late Model feature Votion dove into turn 1 and slid up the track. Fortunately, for Votion, Aaron Leddy was having issues and the yellow came out. On the next try Votion held the line for the lead with P. Kelly, Jason Kelly, Ron Sprayue and Frank Okruhlik in pursuit. P. Kelly got inside Votion on lap 2 to get the nose out front on lap 3. Okruhlik quickly gained a couple spots getting past Sprayue and J. Kelly for third. Up front the lead duo was up on traffic going three wide splitting a lapped car, and P. Kelly hanging on the to the top spot. Once out in clean air, P. Kelly, in the Kelly Racing, Pat Kelly Automotive, RB Custom Buckles, Ford, was able to move away from Votion and grab the checkers by about six car lengths. “Trey(Votion) is always pretty tough to get by,” said Kelly. “We've been racing together for a long time so I put a lot of trust in him, and he's my brother too. I really didn't think I had a chance tonight. I finally got a set up on the car and I was just running on 'grins' as fast as I could.” “It was tough out there after they watered the track at intermission. Turns 1-2 was the toughest. During the meet and greet there's not much you can do on the carwhile you're watching them water, but pray.” Limited Late Model 84 Patrick Kelly, 99v Trey Votion, 99 Frank Okruhlik, 57 Jason Kelly, 42 Ron Sprayue, 44 Quentin Henderson, 13 Howie Marcx, 15 John Owens, 8 DJ Schroat, 22 Rene Mares, 93 Aaron Leddy---dntg, 41 David Tandy---dns Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 99v Trey Votion, 57 Jason Kelly, 42 Ron Sprayue, 93 Aaron Leddy, 15 John Owens, 41 David Tandy---dns Heat 2; 84 Patrick Kelly, 99 Frank Okruhlik, 13 Howie Marcx, 8 DJ Schroat, 44 Quentin Henderson, 22 Rene Mares Jones Strangles Street Stock Field After losing the big bounty race the last time out, Wade Jones(Jourdanton) rebounded with a vengeance. Not only did Jones get back on the winning track, but did so in convincing fashion. As the white flag waved Jones had a half track lead over the second place battle that was fighting through lapped traffic. Coming to the checkers Jones caught that pack of slower cars and spun sideways across the line for the win. As the 20-lap Street Stock feature fired off it was defending track champ, Mike Lyon jumping out front. Anthony Gordon, Cody Leonard, Jones and Shawn Moore sorted out behind him. Leonard made an early move to get by Gordon and Lyon, but Jones spoiled his bid for lead getting by all three to take the spot on lap 2. Gordon, Lyon, Moore and Leonard now had their own scrap going for second. As Leonard and Moore decided that battle, Chris Swenson moved in on Lyon and Gordon for fourth at one point going three wide before Swenson got the position. At the crossed flags Jones was halfway to Jourdanton ahead of Moore, Leonard, Swenson and Lyon. After Swenson pulled off Moore, Leonard and Gordon came up on pack of slower cars. That shuffled the order as the searched their way through. Jones caught those lapped cars coming to the checkers himself and while taking evasive action spun the SABFI Transportation, Opiela Mechanical, Mission Racing, Horelka Racing, Chevy Camaro across the line for the win. “Last race really opened my eyes,” said Jones. “I don't if it ticked me off or upset me more knowing anyone could win in this class. We changed a few things up. I was hoping Mike Trigg would come back and race against us again. He likes to run the big money shows so maybe we can get some more money up in this class.” “We were on brand new tires tonight, so you can pretty much do it all. We changed tires after the heat and then they watered the track. So we cranked some wedge out and the car hooked up. I was slick at first, but dried up. Taking the cross out helped the car turn.” “Coming up on the battle at the line I over-corrected and turned the car around right across the line. It worked out just right. Thankfully it was for the checkers. The motor died. It wasn't pretty.” “With my boy racing now, I'm fine out there racing by myself, not so much watching him. It's his first time on the track. We did practice some Tuesday and Friday. It was his first time out, he got his first win, so I'll take it.” Street Stocks 41 Wade Jones, 22 Anthony Gordon, 7 Cody Leonard, 18 Shawn Moore, 11t Allen Torres, 20 Mike Lyon, 2x Dennis Hilla, 99 Wayne Wernette, 9s Jarrett Payton, 8 Jacob Crow, 48 Chris Swenson, 7x Janel Liese---dns Street Stock heats Heat 1; 20 Mike Lyon, 7 Cody Leonard, 9s Jarret Payton, 11t Allen Torres, 99 Wayne Wernette, 7x Janel Liese Heat 2; 22 Anthony Gordon, 41 Wade James, 18 Shawn Moore, 2x Dennis Hilla, 8 Jacob Crow, 48 Chris Swenson Heinaman Hustles on High Side for Last Lap Heroics With extra money on the line for the winner, Dakota Heinaman(Lindale) used a late restart, and high side move on the top to get by race-long leader Aaron Leddy coming to the white flag. From there, Heinaman in the Davids Automotive, Ace Transmissions, Ace Automotive Machine, Chevy crept away for the victory. As the 16-car Pure Stock feature took the green it was Leddy and James Aramendia jr. staying door to door until Leddy got the spot in turn 3. Aramendia fell in line second chased by Heinaman, Abraham Mares and John Wasek. Heinaman got along side Aramendia and after a couple laps finally got the spot. Dakota Hurley, coming from the back after a heat race crash, was now up to the top five. On a restart Hurley got past Aramendia and Mares for third, then pulled up beside Heinaman for second. Hurley, less the front end sheet metal, got by Heinaman and was battling with Leddy for the lead when he looped it and collected Aramendia. Both continued without caution, but Hurley now found himself three wide with Dillon Gaither and Kenneth Wright. At halfway Leddy was easing away fron Heinaman, Bobby Jack, Mares and Hurley. Jack's top five run ended when he began to lose fluid and stopped for a lap 17 caution. On the restart Heinaman changed his line and got a run on Leddy coming to two to go. They were side by as the white flag was waving with Heinaman getting the nose out front on the final lap. Heinaman held Leddy off the final circuit to grab the win, the extra money and increase his points lead. “I should have moved up there right off the bat,” said Heinaman. “(Aaron) Leddy got out there to a good lead. Once I saw that on the caution I moved up there and got within a couple cars lengths. After that last caution I moved a lane higher and I was able to get more drive off and got the win.” “We didn't change the car much from the heat to the feature. I ran the first five laps around the bottom and nothing was there. I saw Leddy go to the top and we just moved up the track, got the bite off the top and capitalized on it.” “I think big picture running here this year for the points championship. You have to be smart and keep your nose clean. Finish up front every week. The extra money wasn't really that much of an incentive, except maybe to buy more tires.” “It's a team effort for us. I have to thank my dad, the Heinsohns, Eric Ramos. Mason Casteneda, Eddie Valdez.” Pure Stocks 441 Dakota Heinaman, 93 Aaron Leddy, 5 Dillon Gaither, d68 Kenneth Wright, 50 John Wasek, 113 Austin Randol, 88 Alexis Hendricks, 15 William Cavender, 56 Bob Caulfield, 3 Abrahan Mares, 40 Dakota Hurley, 39 Sonny Kinnaman jr., 48 Patrick Lyon, 25 Bobby Jack, 97 James Aramendia jr., 30 Riley Heil, 28m Mason Casteneda---dns, 9c Caitlin Leonard---dns, 95s Sterling Tausch---dns Pure Stock heats Heat 1; James Aramendia jr., 28m Mason Casteneda, 88 Alexis Hendricks, 48 Patrick Lyon, 39 Sonny Kinnaman jr., 5 Dillon Gaither Heat 2; 93 Aaron Leddy, 3 Abraham Mares, d68 Kenneth Wright, 25 Bobby Jack, 15 William Cavender, 56 Bob Caulfield Heat 3; 441 Dakota Heinaman, 50 John Wasek, 30 Riley Heil, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 95s Sterling Tausch, 40 Dakota Hurley Kelms Comes from Back for Bonus Cash Robert Kelm(Kyle) took the challenge to drop to the tail of the 20-lap Sport Compact feature and wasted little time getting to the front. Kelm was aided by an early red flag that eliminated several cars and had made the top five before halfway. Kelm, GB Carter and Jamie Garner then slugged it out the final few circuits with Kelm getting out front in the final stages and holding off Carter for the big win, his fifth in a row. Twenty-one Sport Compacts took the green and it didn't take long for action to heat up. Kirk Ball got the lead coming off turn 1 with Trevor Bettis, Daniel Zajac, Carter and Garner in tow. Carter was trying the top and moving up up until he got into Ball sending him around in front of the pack. It got ugly from there. Alyson Dorken T-boned Ball, Charles Earnhardt jr. submarined under the rear of Dorken sending her up on the front bumper. Dorken came back down on top of Earnhardt jr. with Treyler Caulfield getting caught up in the melee. Everyone was checked out under the red flag and all were uninjured, but done for the night. Back to green with Bettis now leading the way, Garner getting by Zajac for second and Kelm along with Carter now charging from the back. Garner got the point on lap 5 from Bettis with Carter and Kelm making the top five. Bettis would start to show some fluid coming out and pull off with Carter and Kelm getting by Zajac for second and third. Carter got the lead from Garner on lap 10 with Kelm getting along side Garner for second. Kelm got the spot on lap 14 and closed in on Carter. Kelm then got past Carter for the point on lap 16 with the two continuing to slug it out to the finish. Kelm in the Oak Hill Motorsports, Rachel Plant Picture Taker, M&E Automotive, Saturn was able to hang on for the victory. “I really didn't think I had a chance with the fast guys ahead of me.” commented Kelm. “I was just patient, took my time and a couple cautions helped. I couldn't believe I pulled it off.” “We haven't done much to the car all year to get five in a row. I keep good parts on the car. I've just learned to drive this track mainly. I've run Central Texas Speedway and won the championship at Cotton Bowl Speedway last year.” Sport Compacts 8 Robert Kelm, 77 GB Carter, 3 Jamie Garner, 42 Daniel Zajac, 63 Gordon Dowdy, 114 Cody Earnhardt,13m Jeremy Watson, 96 Justin Henley, 12 Roy Easler, 3g Garrett Godfredson, 44 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 69 Felipe Ruiz, 25 Robert Fox, 33c Charles Earnhardt III, 181 George Quintanilla, 57 Trevor Bettis, 6p Levi Hernandez, 6jr Brandon Gaither, 38 Kirk Ball, 43 Alyson Dorken, 53 Charles Earnhardt jr., 56 Treyler Caulfield, 117 Casey Lowe---dns Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 38 Kirk Ball, 3 Jamie Garner, 53 Charles Earnhardt jr., 69 Justin Henley, 12 Roy Easler, 44 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 69 Felipe Ruiz, 6jr Brandon Gaither Heat 2; 57 Trevor Bettis, 77 GB Carter, 43 Alyson Dorken, 56 Treyler Caulfield, 114 Cody Earnhardt, 3g Garrett Godfredson, 181 George Quintanilla, 117 Casey Lowe Heat 3; 42 Daniel Zajac, 8 Robert Kelm, 63 Gordon Dowdy, 13m Jeremy Watson, 6p Levi Hernandez, 33c Charles Earnhardt III, 25 Robert Fox Go-Karts Features Ages 5-7 6 Blaine Markgraf 57 Hayes Bettis 50g Gillian McPherson Ages 8-10 41 Peyton Jones 50L Logan McPherson 30 Ruby Bettis Ages 11-13 6p Ryker Hernandez
  9. I-37 Speedway updates 7-22-17

    Limited Late Model heats Heat 1 99v Trey Votion 57 Jason Kelly 42 Ron Sprayue 93 Aaron Leddy 15 John Owens 41 David Tandy---dns
  10. DCRST @ I-37 speedway updates 7-8-17

    Limited Late Model heats Heat 1 99v Trey Votion 84 Patrick Kelly 13 Howie Marcx 57 Jason Kelly 8 DJ Schroat 42 Ron Sprayue 15 John Owens 99 Frank Okrulik
  11. By JM Hallas Pleansanton, TX.,(July 8th, 2017) After a three week hiatus, I-37 speedway returned to action Saturday with a big night of racing. Along with the regular classes, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Sport Compacts, the Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas made its second trip of the season to the ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt oval. In their first trip it was Ryan Stoy taking the victory followed by James Fitzgerald, Dillon Spreen, Tyler Folkerts and Drew Simental in the top five. Fitzgerald currently lead the DCRST points with Dillon Coyne only 15 back, Gary Buchanan, Dylan Dudnik and Folkerts round out the top five. DCRST returns to I-37 Speedway on August 5th and again on October 21st. In the Street Stocks, Wade Jones has had a stranglehold on the class, winning five straight. This prompted the track to put up a $100 bounty on Jones, who currently lead the points by eight over Cody Leonard, with Shawn Moore third, Wayne Wernette fourth and Jarrett Payton fifth. If no one collects the bounty this weekend it increases another $100, every race, until collected. Leonard Lands in Victory Lane Cody Leonard(Corpus Christi) swept the Modifieds taking a heat and feature win. Leonard was chased early in the 20-lapper by Talon Minten, until Minten did a half spin and fell back. Chris Carroll moved up to second, but was too far behind Leonard, in his CD Electric, raceontexas.com, All In Desings, Ace Transmission, Flanagans Muffler Shop, Coastal Diesel, K&R, Wells Racing Engines powered 2011 Harris Chassis, to mount any challenge. On a freshly watered track, 11 cars took the green for the Modified main. Leonard and Minten stayed side by side through turns 1-2, before Leonard got the advantage in turn 3. Behind the lead duo Greg Dinsmore, Jamie Campbell and Carroll fell in line. Carroll picked off fourth from Campbell who would slip and fall back giving up fifth to Cody Tidwell. The races only caution came on lap 7 when Don Banker expired a motor and rolled to a stop. Mike Morris also had troubles under yellow and stopped. Carroll, who got third when Dinsmore pulled off, gave Leonard a look on the restart, but Minten got back by for second on the top side. It was follow the leader on top coming to halfway with Leonard, Minten, Carroll, Jason Borlace and Tidwell in the top five. Minten made a late charge on Leonard for the lead closing in from several car lengths back. The ended on lap 17 when he half-spun in turn 4 giving up second to Carroll and third to Tidwell. As the white flag waved Leonard had a full straightaway lead on Carroll, which he held to the checkers. “I could see Talon(Minten) back there,” said Leonard. “I slipped up a couple times. It started slicking off in (turns) 1-2 and I'd have to start driving it easier. When I'd get in there sideways I could see him out the window net. I was just trying to hit my marks.” “They asked our opinion about putting water on the track before the feature. I told them I wouldn't mind a little sprinkle, then let us run it in. I didn't think it would get that tacky and hammer down.” “Running the Modified race first it definitely helped me in the Street Stock and Sport Modified. I knew what the track was going to do and where the line was. It definitely helped at the start of the race. I could get to that line quicker and knew where to go.” Modifieds 12 Cody Leonard, 15 Chris Carroll, 17 Cody Tidwell, 14t Talon Minten, 125 Jason Borlace, 137 Bill Pittaway, 91 Jeremy Davenport, 29 Jamie Campbell, 55m Mike Morris, 377 Don Banker, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 28 James Samford--dns Modified heats Heat 1; 14t Talon Minten, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 137 Bill Pittaway, 125 Jason Borlace, 55m Mike Morris, 28 James Samford Heat 2; 12 Cody Leonard, 29 Jamie Campbell, 15 Chris Carroll, 91 Jeremy Davenport, 17 Cody Tidwell, 377 Don Banker Bowen a Beast in Sport Modifieds Goliad's Broc Bowen was the best of the bunch in the Sport Modifieds. Coming off a big win at Texana Raceway Park, Bowen would almost go wire to wire in the 20-lap feature after picking up a heat race win too. Bowen led all but one lap when Cody Leonard got the bumper out front while the two diced through traffic. On a late restart Talon Minten took up the challenge on Bowen but fell a couple car lengths short as Bowen crossed the line. At the start of the 15 car Sport Modified feature Bowen got a good jump on green followed by Leonard, T. Minten, Tom Grothues and Chris Swenson. The top two began to break away until Steven Nores stopped on the front stretch. On the restart T. Minten, on the bottom, got by Leonard briefly with Grothues, Swenson, Johnny Torres and Robby Minten almost four wide for fifth. Leonard kept the pressure on Bowen as the two again distanced the field. Coming to halfway the duo was coming up on slower traffic. Leonard got the nose ahead at halfway with Bowen, T. Minten, Marcus Mikulencak and Torres in the top five. Bowen retook the lead on lap 11 as they broke clear of traffic. On a lap 15 restart, T. Minten put a slide job on Leonard for second with Torres getting fourth from Mikulencak. As the top three pulled away, T. Minten was trying the top. At the white flag Bowen had a car length on T. Minten and held on for the win in the Gamewell Fishing Charters, CBR Shocks, Triple Cross Ranch, Performance Graphics, Clarient Oil, WW Bodies, T's on the Square, Fletcher Custom Race Engines, Hughes by 89 Motorsports Chassis. Sport Modifieds 56 Broc Bowen, 5r/14t Talon Minten, 12 Cody Leonard, 66 Johnny Torres, 9m Marcus Mikulencak, 24r Robby Minten, 31 Chase Havely, 22 Randy Bennett, 25t Michael Keylich, 2 Robert Byrd, 48 Chris Swenson, 10 Steven Nores, 11t Tom Grothues, 24 Jim Blevins, 37 Andy VanBlarcum Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 56 Broc Bowen, 9m Marcus Mikulencak, 5r/14t Talon Minten, 48 Chris Swenson, 24r Robby Minten, 2 Robert Byrd Heat 2; 12 Cody Leonard, 22 Randy Bennett, 11t Tom Grothues, 66 Johnny Torres,31 Chase Havely, 25t Michael Keylich, 37 Andy VanBlarcum, 24 Jim Blevins, 10 Steven Nores Fitzgerald Flies in Final Laps for Flag James Fitzgerald(Converse) made a last lap move to steal the show and the win from Dillon Coyne. Fitzgerald, who seemingly came out of nowhere, used the high side to get around Coyne coming to the white flag. Once out front he inched ahead of his points rival Coyne to secure the victory. The fifteen car, 20-lap DCRST feature was dotted with cautions early but came down to the finals laps to be decided. Dwaian Groff grabbed the early lead trailed by Jerry Young, Rusty Young, Dylan Budnik and Coyne. Coyne worked his way up to lead on lap 3. Brandon Spreen ran down Coyne and got the nose out front on lap 11, but Coyne retook the spot a lap later. Ty Paxson was next to take the point getting by Coyne on lap 15. But Coyne regained the lead on lap 16. Enter James Fitzgerald, using the high line. He and Gary Buchanan got by R. Young for third and fourth. Fitzgerald continued to motor around the top getting by Buchanan on lap 17. With two to go Paxson was next on the list moving Fitzgerald to second. Coming the white flag Fitzgerald had a run off the top on Coyne to take the lead and go on to the victory. “The top came in at the right time,” said Fitzgerald. “I lost one like that last time coming up a little short on the last lap. It was nice to get this one the same way. Better yet it came against Coyne who I'm battling with in the points right now. Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas 6 James Fitzgerald, 12 Dillon Coyne, 15 Ty Paxson, 99 Gary Buchanan, 17 Brayden Becker, 25 Dylan Budnik, 88 Rusty Young, 27 Butch Havelka, 80 Brandon Spreen, 42 Tyler Folkerts, 66 Dwain Groff, 51 Richard Smith, 50 Jerry Book, 64 Larry Carwin, 18 Jerry Young DCRST heats Heat 1; 18 Jerry Young, 66 Dwain Groff, 17 Braydon Becker, 51 Richard Smith, 64 Larry Carwin, 50 Jerry Book, 27 Butch Havelka Heat 2; 99 Gary Buchanan, 15 Ty Paxson, 42 Tyler Folkerts, 80 Brandon Spreen, 12 Dillon Coyne, 6 James Fitzgerald, 88 Rusty Young, 25 Dylan Budnik88 Victory for Votion in Limited Late Models After watching Frank Okruhlik take home wins the past few races, Trey Votion(San Antonio) put it back in the Winners Circle. Votion, using the low line, grabbed the lead early and pulled away to a good margin until a debris caution. A series of late yellows set up a one lap dash for the win that saw Votion in his ZDT's Amusement Park, Champion Signs, Mission Race Engines powered, Kelly Racing Chassis, Ford hold off Patrick Kelly. At the start Votion jumped out to good lead chased by Jason Kelly, P. Kelly, Ron Sprayue and Okruhlik. A debris caution erased Votions big lead and Gave P. Kelly the chance to grab second from J. Kelly. Okruhlik moved into the second place fight but made contact with P. Kelly sending him around, and Okruhlik to the back. As the laps clicked off, Okruhlik made his way back to the lead pack. Sprayue went around on lap 13 setting up a green, white, checker finish. P. Kelly slipped off turn 4 with J. Kelly and Okruhlik making it three wide for second. J. Kelly would spin from that battle and make it a one lap shootout. P. Kelly tried the top, but Votion, stuck to the bottom, held his line for the win. “It was a little slick, but I had good grip on the bottom,” replied Votion. “We Made some changes to the set up and they seemed to work pretty good. I was hooked up on the bottom. It didn't hurt starting on the pole either. I didn't know who was coming from where.” “I checked the top during the pace laps and under caution. I knew the top was too slick for anybody to do much up there. If they were able to pass me in the middle, they were welcome to it. I heard a motor a couple times, but never knew who was back there. I was just trying to make sure I didn't get out of the groove on the bottom.” “We're just out here racing for wins. I'm out of the points chase after missing the opening night. Going to try to get some trophies.” Limited Late Models 99v Trey Votion, 84 Patrick Kelly, 99 Frank Okruhlik, 42 Ron Sprayue, 8 DJ Schroat, 15 John Owens, 57 Jason Kelly, 13 Howie Marcx Limited Late Model heat Heat 1; 99v Trey Votion, 84 Patrick Kelly, 13 Howie Marcx, 57 Jason Kelly, 8 DJ Schroat, 42 Ron Sprayue, 15 John Owens, 99 Frank Okruhlik Trigg Tops for Street Stock Tally With bounty money on the line several made the trip over to give Wade Jones a run for his money, figuratively. Mike Trigg(Lakehills) got out front early, but gave up the lead to Cody Leonard. Trigg retook the spot after halfway then eased away to take the win while Jones, who ran in the top five, got up to second but Trigg was long gone. The 20-lap, 16-car Street Stock feature saw Trigg first into turn 1 trailed by Leonard, Anthony Gordon, Jason Fitch and Chris Swenson. Swenson and Jones got by Fitch for fourth and fifth while Leonard began pressuring Trigg. Leonard got the top spot on lap 3, as everyone headed to the top. By halfway Leonard, Trigg and Gordon had put some distance on Jones and Fitch, who got fifth when Swenson spun. After a series of yellows, Jones moved past Gordon for third. Up front Trigg was able to get back by Leonard for the lead on lap 14. Just as Jones got along side Leonard for second, Shawn Moore went around in turn 2. Trigg got away clean while Jones and Leonard scrapped for second, with jones finally getting the spot. By now Trigg had checked out with Gordon, Fitch, Kenny Hurley and Swenson slugging it out for third. At the checkers it was Trigg in the Sames Ford, 1560 Storage, Willie Cotton Race Engines, Knopfler Chassis grabbing the victory with Leonard edging out Gordon for third by inches. “I learned that running up top was smarter than the bottom,” joked Trigg. “I heard they put water on the track but didn't know how much until we pulled on the race track. I wasn't to worried about (turns 3-4), but (turns) 1-2 had me a little spooked. I figured if someone pulled up beside that I would change. He didn't pull up beside me, he drove by me. I was like, oh ya, the top's a lot faster.” “There's always tough cars in this class here in south Texas. For an extra hundred dollars it's going to bring them all out. Every track we race at has a tough group of cars.” “I put this car in the fence here hard opening night. We hurt it pretty bad. We're just now getting it back. It's still not 100%. Right now we're on our baseline. We're still not where we need to be, but it's decent.” Street Stocks 4t Mike Trigg, 41 Wade Jones, 7 Cody Leonard, 22 Anthony Gordon, 23f Jason Fitch, 48 Chris Swenson, 40 Kenny Hurley, 11t Allen Torres, 20 Mike Lyon, 18 Shawn Moore, 11k Shawn Kline, 99 Wayne Wernette, 42 Tom Casey, 37 AJ Wernette, 6h Homer Miller, 51 Herald Cope Street Stock heats Heat 1; 4t Mike Trigg, 23f Jason Fitch, 48 Chris Swenson, 20 Mike Lyon, 11t Allen Torres, 99 Wayne Wernette, 51 Herald Cope, 42 Tom Casey Heat 2; 7 Cody Leonard, 22 Anthony Gordon, 41 Wade Jones, 40 Kenny Hurley, 18 Shawn Moore, 11k Shawn Kline, 37 AJ Wernette, 6h Homer Miller Surprised Saunders Gets Pure Stock Win In a wild Pure Stock feature, that was cut short by time, William Saunders(San Antonio) found himself in the Winners Circle after the tech pad. The race started with the two Dakotas, Hurley and Heinaman, getting out until they made contact while fighting for the lead. Abraham Mares would eventually take the initial checkers, but fail tech inspection handing the victory over to Saunders. The win was his first since 2009 at the track. On the first start Hurley and Heinaman got away from the front row. In the pack Brandon Eure, Andy Kirkland, Rene Mares and Shannon Maurer tangled quickly bringing the yellow out. Hurley got the lead on the next start pursued by Heinaman, Sterling Tausch, A. Mares, Aaron Leddy and Saunders side by side. Heinaman began to look high on Hurley for the lead while A. Mares got third and Leddy fourth. As the top two pulled away, Saunders got fifth from Tausch. The lead duo hit traffic on lap 9 with Heinaman still trying the high line. Sonny Kinnaman brought out a yellow on lap 11 when he clipped an infield tire. On the restart Heinaman got the nose under Hurley. The two were side by side on the back stretch making contact going into turn 3. Both would spin and go to the tail, while A. Mares inherited the lead. Mares, Leddy and Saunders took off on the restart with Caitlin Leonard getting fourth from Tausch. A spin by Hurley on lap 15 prompted official to call a green, white, checkered finish, due to time. The finish order got shook up on the final lap as drivers battled and spun. At the line it was A. Mares first, but after failing the tech shed, Saunders in the Auto Graphics & Sign Company, Freddie Harris Sand & Clay, Clays Machine Shop, Destroyer Chassis went home with the win. “A win's, a win” exclaimed Saunders. “The way it's been going you just try to hang in there and let them sort it out. You just have to be patient. Sometimes it works sometimes, it doesn't.” “You just have to guess at a set up when they keep changing the track. Putting water on it(during the races) really doesn't help it much. It makes it nasty at first, but it goes right back to being dry. You just hope you're the lucky ones that they don't water before you go out there.” Pure Stocks 98 William Saunders, 15b JW Blocker, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 441 Dakota Heinaman, 8 Robert Danielson, 48 Pat Lyon, 93 Aaron Leddy, 42 Wesley Maurer, 56 Bob Caulfield, 40 Dakota Hurley, 39 Red Kinnaman, 15 William Cavender, 95s Sterling Tausch, 38 Sonny Kinnaman Jr., 14 Brandon Eure, 23 Andy Kirkland, 02 Shannon Maurer, 2 Rene Mares, 3 Abraham Mares—DQ(tech-rocker arms) Pure Stock heats Heat 1; 40 Dakota Hurley, 95 Sterling Tausch, 48 Pat Lyon, 14 Brandon Eure, 2 Rene Mares, 56 Bob Caulfield, 39 Sonny Kinnaman jr Heat 2; 441 Dakota Heinaman, 98 William Saunders, 8/87 Robert Danielson, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 42 Wesley Maurer, 23 Andy Kirkland Heat 3; 3 Abraham Mares, 93 Aaron Leddy, 15b JW Blocker, 02 Shannon Maurer, 15 William Cavender,38 Red Kinnaman Kelm Kaptures Kash Again In what is quickly becoming a crowd favorite, the Sport Compacts put on a show in their 20-lap feature. In a spirited battle for the lead, the three heat race winners, Robert Kelm, GB Carter and Jamie Garner, all took turns leading. At the end Kelm and Carter fought it out with Kelm(Kyle) getting Carter in the final laps for his fourth win in a row. Maybe time for another bounty. As the 20-car Sport Compact feature rolled to green it was Garner getting the early lead with Kelm, Carter, Trevor Bettis and Daniel Zajac behind. Behind them Gordon Dowdy, Brandon McCall, Alyson Dorken and Roy Easler were four wide for sixth. Kelm made an move on Garner for the lead but got picked by a lapped car. Kristin Lowe, Ronnie Schoenfeld and Ivan Hernandez tangled on lap 4 for a caution. Carter took advantage of the restart getting by Garner for the lead on lap 6. Kelm followed Carter by Garner and was going for the lead again when Dooley Smith spun, erasing the pass. On the restart Kelm got second back as the top three eased away from Zajac. A late yellow reset the field for a four lap scramble. On green Kelm got inside Carter coming off turn 4 with the two door to door on lap 17. Kelm finally secured the spot on lap 18 the went on to the victory in his Oak Hill Motorsports, M&E Automotive, Rachal Plant 'Picture Taker', Saturn. Sport Compacts 8 Robert Kelm, 77 GB Carter, 3 Jamie Garner, 42 Daniel Zajac, 57 Trevor Bettis, 38 Kirk Ball, 114 Brandon McCall, 63 Gordon Dowdy, 43 Alyson Dorken, 96 Justin Henley, 12 Roy Easler, 33c Charles Earnhardt III, 13m Jeremy Watson, 56jr Dooley Smith, 53 Treyler Caulfield, 44 Ronnie Schoenfeld, 6jp Dillon Gaither, 6p Ivan Hernandez, 17 Kristin Lowe, 33 Lizzy Blackstock---dntg, 181 George Quintianilla---dns, 56 Caleb Dowdy---dns Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 3 Jamie Garner, 57 Trevor Bettis, 43 Alyson Dorken, 53 Treyler Caulfield, 17 Kristin Lowem 181 George Quintanilla, 56 Caleb Dowdy Heat 2; 77 GB Carter, 42 Daniel Zajac, 114 Brandon McCall, 96 Justin Henley, 13m Jeremy Watson, 38 Kirk Ball, 44 Ronnie Schoenfeld Heat 3; 8 Robert Kelm, 12 Roy Easler, 63 Gordon Dowdy ,56jr Dooley Smith, 33c Charles Earnhardt III, 6p Levi Hernandez, 6jr/5 Dillon Gaither
  12. Southern Texas Late Model Series @ Cotton Bowl Speedway, 7/1/17 By JM Hallas Paige, TX.,(July 1st, 2017) Kicking off the 4th of July holiday, Cotton Bowl Speedway hosted another round of the Southern Texas Late Model Series, its second visit for the season. In the March race it was Austin Theiss picking up the victory after a spirited battle with Colton Horner and Tracy Denby jr. The current STLMS points show Jim Moon, winner of two Houston area shows, ahead of GW Egbert, Theiss, Brandon Brzozowski and KC Fielding. Also in action on the 3/8 mile, semi-banked, dirt, oval were the regular Cotton Bowl Speedway classes(IMCA Modifieds, Southern Sport Mods and Stock cars, plus the NeSmith Street Stocks and CBS stocks). The evenings events would be capped off with a fireworks show in celebration of Independence Day. Damaged Denby Dashes to Late Model Loot Despite getting some damage on the initial start of the 25-lap STLMS main event, Tracy Denby jr.(Vidor) picked up the hard earned victory. Denby was caught up in a melee when polesitter, Brandon Brzozowski got turned in front of the field collecting nearly half the cars. Denby then caught a break when points leader, Jim Moon and JP Dowell pulled off, picking up two spots. He then chased Brzozowski for the lead getting the spot before halfway. In the latter stages Denby was challenged by GW Egbert until he was able to put some distance on Egbert to grab the win. As the 19-car field took the green Brzozowski was first into turn 1 until the multi-car pile up in turn 2 brought out the yellow. With no laps complete, everyone returned to their starting spots with Brzozowski again getting out front. Behind Brzozowski, Moon, Sloppy Hogg, Denby and Egbert fell in line. It wasn't long until yellow waved again for a spin by Mark Shipman. On the restart Marcus Berndt, Ricky Begnaud, Jesse McNorton and Shipman tangled in turn 4. Once back to green, Dowell took fifth from Egbert. Hogg slipped in turn 4 giving up spots to Moon and Denby. Hogg fell back to a three wide battle with Egbert and KC Fielding. As the top four broke away Denby gave Moon an early look, but gave up third to Dowell in the process. Jared Stepanski found an infield tire on lap 9 to bring out a caution that saw both Dowell and Moon pull off under caution, moving Denby to second on the restart. Wasting little time Denby jumped on Brzozowski as the green waved taking the point on lap 10. Brzozowski then faded back giving up many spots. At halfway it was Denby, Egbert, Hogg, Robert Scrivner and Begnaud in the top five. After Scrivner picked off third from Hogg, Kody Hardage and Brzozowski tangled for a lap 15 caution. The restart saw K. Hardage spit out the driveshaft bringing the yellow quickly back out. Denby and Egbert got the jump on green leaving the field behind. Scrivner, in third, got some distance on the fourth place fight between Hogg, Begnaud and Fielding until Todd Jouett found an infield tire in turn 2 for a lap 18 caution. Denby got a good restart and a slight margin on Egbert once green waved again. While Fielding, Begnaud and Hogg continued to slug it out for fourth. With five to go, Denby had eased away from Egbert, who had a gap back to Scrivner and the three car scrap for fourth. As the white flag waved Denby had almost a half straightaway advantage that he carried to the checkers in the B&D Motorsports, Shaeffers Oil, Seals Transmissions, Browns Trucking, CD race Engines, Barry Wright Chassis. “Survival! That way the key,” exclaimed Denby. “We got tore up on the first lap bad. I don't know what it bent on the right front, but we just hung in there and made it through. I thought we were done. I thought I'd just ride around and see what we could get. It didn't handle half bad. iI was a handful though, but it was competitive enough to get it done.” “For a while I thought we had a top three car after the wreck, until Brandon(Brzozowski) faded and (Jim) Moon dropped out. I caught them and was able to run with them, but I didn't want to push it and maybe run over them.” “I was just trying to run away once I got the lead. I didn't have a clue who was chasing me. I knew I had a good line in (turns) 1-2, but (turns) 3-4 I didn't know where to run. I figured if I was struggling in that corner, so was everyone else. It was slick and rough over there. If you didn't hit it just right, it took you to the infield.” Southern Texas Late Models 15 Tracy Denby jr., 717 GW Egbert, 1x Robert Scrivner, ZZ Sloppy Hogg, 132 Ricky Begnaud, 19 KC Fielding, 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 31 Gary Lowe, 17 Jesse McNorton, 32x Marcus Berndt, 9 Arin Lawrence, 22 Todd Jouett, 12 Kody Hardage, 82 Jared Stepanski, 1 Jim Moon, 715 JP Dowell, 57 Mark Shipman, 78 Eddie Hardage, 007 Bobby Middleton---dntg STLMS heats Heat 1; 1 Jim Moon, 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 19 KC Fielding, 1x Robert Scrivner, 132 Ricky Begnaud, 12 Kody Hardage---dns Heat 2; 15 Tracy Denby jr, 78 Eddie Hardage, 715 JP Dowell, 22 Todd Jouett, 31 Gary Lowe, 007 Bobby Middleton---dns Heat 3; ZZ Sloppy Hogg, 717 GW Egbert, 57 Mark Shipman, 82 Jared Stepanski, 17 Jesse McNorton, 32x Marcus Berndt, 9 Arin Lawrence Tomlinson Tallies with Late Pass Eric Tomlinson(Waco) took advantage of a series of late cautions to snag the win in the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature. Starting mid-pack, Tomlinson motored his way up to the front cracking the top four at halfway. He then caught early leaders Cody Tidwell and Pat McGuire as the laps clicked off. This set up the finish that saw a series of yellows in the final two laps. Tidwell spun from second while trying to retake the lead. Coming to the final lap a spin took away the win from McGuire when he slipped too high on the restart giving Tomlinson the opening he needed to sneak past to score the victory. Seventeen cars took the green for IMCA Modified feature with Tidwell getting out front trailed by Chris Carroll, Ryan Slott, McGuire and Raymond McSpadden. On lap 2 Dillon Tindall and Robert Scrivner moved in on McSpadden going almost three wide for fifth. McGuire got third from Carroll while Tomlinson got by Scrivner for fifth. At the crossed flags it was Tidwell, McGuire, Carroll, Tomlinson and McSpadden in the top five. Tomlinson had just snagged third from Carroll when Clayton Lucas spun on the back stretch. McGuire gave Tidwell a look on the restart but held second while Carroll, Tindall, Lucas and Joe Maple stacked up in turn 4 for another caution. Once back to green McGuire tried the high side on Tidwell for the lead. Tomlinson tried the bottom on Mcguire, but slipped loosing a little ground. McGuire kept trying the top side and got along side Tidwell on lap 14. McGuire was able to get the nose out front on lap 15, with the two still wheel to wheel. This gave Tomlinson the chance to make up ground on the lead duo. In the pack, Scrivner, Tindall and Zac Melot were three wide for sixth. As McGuire finally got a car length on Tidwell, Scrivner and Tindall made contact in turn for a yellow. On the single file restart, Tidwell gave McGuire a bumper tap going into turn 3, but spun himself into the infield in turn 4, far enough not to bring out a yellow. Just as McGuire was taking the white flag, Tindall went around in turn 1 bringing out the late yellow. Tomlinson hounded McGuire on the restart who then overdrove turn 4, giving Tomlinson the opportunity to sneak past in turn 4 for the lead. Tomlinson in the Berta Built Bodies, BG Products, Southwest Maintenance, Wade White Trucking, Richard Car Motors, Parker Lee Project, Simpson Race Products, Natemare Wraps, crate powered BMS by Xtreme Chassis then eased on to the win. “I let one get away from me last night,” commented Tomlinson. “I wasn't going to let another one get away tonight. Pat(McGuire) had us covered there for a while. I knew if I could get beside him we could make something happen. That's pretty much what we did. He left the door open and I kind of snookered him down on the bottom. That's racing!” “You definitely try to find the fastest line for your car when you're in chase mood, especially with the crate motors. The track was real fast and choppy. You really had to pick where you were going to be. Coming through there I could experiment, change lines, and hunt around. I was looking for where I was the freest and still had exit speed. It paid off at the end,” “When we had that one caution I was running up top and making up some ground. After the caution I was running up there and showed them my line and that last caution came out. I'd already shown Pat where to go and he covered it so I had to go to plan B or C to try to make something happen.” “It was a little sketchy in the other end. It got me once. I was a little hard on the brakes and got some wheel hop and was along for the ride at that point. It was slicking off. You really had to tip-toe though there.” “We came here with intention of doing some testing for the 20K to win show in Batesville. We changed some shocks, about 20 points in gear, which is a lot, from HOT Speedway last night for this bigger track. We were working on some big track stuff, that's what we came with. It seemed to be pretty good so we'll see what happens.” IMCA Modifieds 45t Eric Tomlinson, 9 Pat McGuire, 48 Raymond McSpadden, 15 Chris Carroll, 82 Rick Green, 18m Zac Melot, 231 Joe Maple, 17 Cody Tidwell, 89t Danny Turner, 86 Dillon Tindall, 23x Dale Abstere, 53 Robert Scrivner, 49r Ryan Slott, 29 Jamie Campbell, 14 Clayton Lucas, 22 Beau Begnaud, 88s Brad Smith, 48 Chris Swenson---dns IMCA Modified heats Heat 1; 45t Eric Tomlinson, 86 Dillon Tindall, 49r Ryan Slott, 22 Beau Begnaud, 14 Clayton Lucas, 48 Chris Swenson, 23x Dale Abstere Heat 2; 15 Chris Carroll, 82 Rick Green, 48r Raymond McSpadden, 29 Jamie Campbell, 88s Brad Smith, 231 Joe Maple Heat 3; 17 Cody Tidwell, 53 Robert Scrivner, 18m Zac Melot, 9 Pat McGuire, 89t Danny Turner---dns Painter Picks Up Sportmod Payday Austin's Don Painter picked up the victory in the 20-lap IMCA Southern Sportmod feature, after inheriting the lead under a red flag. During a three wide scrap for fifth James Skinner got pinched in the middle climbed a tire and turned over to bring out a red. During the stoppage work was done on, then leader Rick Wolfes car. Wolfe was put to the back on the restart giving Painter the lead. Painter in the Terrys Body Shop, Browning Auto Parts, Fat Daddys Designs, Paul Jackson Performance Machine, IRP Chassis, then pulled away to score the win. Wolfe grabbed the early lead as the 11-care field took the green with Mark Salango, Jeremy Petty, Painter and Gerald Henderson in pursuit. Behind them Skinner, Tom Grothues and Chad Hughes were three wide for sixth. Painter made an early charge getting by Petty and Salango for while Hughes, also going forward, got spots from Petty and Henderson. The races only caution waved on lap 6 when Grothues stopped on the back stretch. On the restart Painter gave Wolfe a look with Hughes getting third from Salango. On lap 7 Skinner, Petty and Salango were three wide for position. Skinner got pinned in the middle jumped a tire, climbed up the hood of Salango and rolled. He was able to get out under his own power and checked out. Wolfe stopped in front of the hot pits and someone came out to the car under red. Officials put him to the back for working on the car. This gave Painter the lead on the restart who got away while Hughes and Henderson ran side by side for second. At halfway it was Painter, Hughes, Henderson, Rusty Head and Jarrett Roberts. Henderson slipped in turn 4 and took a trip through the infield giving up spots to Head and Roberts. Painter continued to ease away from Hughes and as the white flag waved held a half straightaway lead. From there Painter, on a hot streak of late, put it on cruise control on his way the checkered flag. “Hang on tight!” reported Painter. “It was a little rough out there tonight. It was fast, but rough. I got up beside Rick(Wolfe) before that red flag came out. We'd have seen if I had anything for him if he hadn't done what he did. I saw them working on the car under red, and thought, you can't do that.” “The car has been pretty good lately. I've changed a little of both, on the car and in my driving. We went to where it was when we first got it. I've adjusted to it. We just haven't made any big changes all at once. Sometimes you can change too much. I've just put it back in the basic set up that we got it, and learned to drive it.” “You could get through (turns) 1-2 good, but (turns ) 3-4 was tricky. You had be patient on the throttle. Once you got off 4, you could go. It was slick in middle. If you hit it wrong, you'd jump sideways. I did it once.” IMCA Southern Sport Mods 10d Don Painter, 41 Chad Hughes, 55 Rusty Head, 6x Jarrett Roberts, 55g Gerald Henderson, 7 Bruce Hinson, a11n Mark Salango, 43 Jeremy Petty, 17s James Skinner, 12d Duane Owens, 11t Tom Grothues, r3w Rick Wolfe---bf(rough driving), 6 Vince Louden---dns, c3 Chris Birmingham---dns, 3x Frank Fruia---dns SSM heats Heat 1; 10d Don Painter, 55 Rusty Head, 17s James Skinner, a11n Mark Salango, 43 Jeremy Petty, 3x Frank Fruia, 6x Jarrett Roberts, 7 Bruce Hinson Heat 2; r3w Rick Wolfe, 41 Chad Hughes, c3 Chris Birmingham, 55g Gerald Henderson, 11t Tom Grothues, 12d Duane Owens, 6 Vince Louden Warren Wrestles Win in I-Stock Ronnie Warren(Oglesby) had a spirited battle with GW Egbert throughout the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature. Warren got by Egbert on lap 4 for the lead as the two pulled away from the field in the final stages of the race. Egbert got along Warren at one point, but couldn't complete the pass. Egbert gave it one more shot at the end, but got loose leaving Warren unchallenged at the finish. At the start Ken Plonsky was out front on lap 1 chased by Egbert, Bill Siegman, Warren and Hunt Harrison. Egbert got under Plonsky for the lead on lap 2. Joey Tschoerner brought the races only caution with a spin in turn 4. On the restart Warren took second from Plonsky and began pressuring Egbert for the lead. They were door to door on lap 3 with Warren getting the advantage on lap 4. As the top two checked out, Anthony Otken got fourth from Siegman. At halfway it was Warren and Egbert pulling away, Plonsky, Otken and Siegman in the top five. Egbert showed Warren the nose on lap 10, but Warren held on to the point. Egbert gave Warren one last charge in the final laps but got loose leaving Warren, in the AC Solutions, Natemare Graphics, Destroyer Chassis, to go on to the win. “It was great racing with GW(Egbert)”, said Warren. “He's fun to race with, a good clean driver and is one of the best and fastest in any racecar he gets into.” IMCA Stock Cars 34w Ronnie Warren, 4k Ken Plonsky, 489 Anthony Otken, 77 Bill Siegnan, 717 GW Egbert, 48 Duane Toyne, 01 Terry Tschoerner, 69b Jeffrey Bohro, 66 Hunt Harrison, 114 Joey Tschoerner, 04 Nathan Robbins I-Stock heats Heat 1; 34w Ronnie Warren, 4k Ken Plonsky, 489 Anthony Otken, 66 Hunt Harrison, 01 Terry Tschoerner, 04 Nathan Robins, Heat 2; 717 GW Egbeet, 48 Duane Toyne, 77 Bill Siegman, 69b Jeffrey Bohro, 114 Joey Tschoerner Gordon Golden in NeSmith Street Stocks Sweep San Antonio's Anthony Gordon jumped out front in the 15-lap NeSmith Street Stock feature going wire to wire for the win, and nightly sweep. Gordon got to turn 1 first with Bryan Meredith, Tim Sikorski, Tim Ellis and Mike Nuby on his tail. The one yellow came early when Larry Baggert found an infield tire. Gordon got away quickly on green while Sikorski and Meredith ran side by side. Gordon continued to pull ahead with Meredith securing second. By halfway Gordon had built a half straightaway lead and he didn't let up. At the white flag Gordon was out front by a full straight on his way to the checkers in the Alamo Hot Rod Parts, AT1 Construction, All In Designs, Dewalt Tools, Aramendia Motorsports, Frazier Motorsports, crate powered, Dog House Chassis. “I knew the start was going to be crucial with Bryan Meredith,” replied Gordon. “It played out in my favor tonight. Bryan has been strong week in, week out. He's been fighting car trouble like we have all year. It's been tough. We just have to be on our A-game.” “The track was fast tonight, but rough. You just have to go with it, pick your line and hope no one gets around you.” “Its disappointing the class hasn't grown bigger. There isn't a whole lot of changes for some of the other Street Stocks classes to be able to run with us. Every Street Stock that comes through that back gate matters. We've got a group of about eight guys that show up every race.” NeSmith Street Stocks 22m Anthony Gordon, 30 Bryan Meredith, 7s Tim Sikorski, 3 Larry Baggert, 22n Mike Nuby, 17 Tim Ellis, 8 Doug Ripple, 00 Matthew Hawken, 6m Mark Gallagher---dns, 177 Paul Smith---dns, 27 Sam Blacklock---dns Street Stock heats Heat 1; 22m Anthony Gordon, 7s Tim Sikorski, 27 Sam Blacklock, 17 Tim Ellis, 177 Paul Smith, 6m Mark Gallagher---dntg Heat 2; 30 Bryan Meredith, 3 Larry Baggert, 22n Mike Nuby, 00 Matthew Hawken, 8 Doug Ripple---dns Sims Storms in Stock Car Stormin' Steve Sims(Austin) went home with the CBS Stock Car hardware, his fifth win of the season. Sims, Aaron Brungot and Bryan Mayeux had a good battle early in the 10-lapper until Mayeux broke a gear and pulled off. Once Sims got the lead from Brungot, they pulled away from Brian Nixon. Brungot gave it his all trying the high side on the final lap, but it was Sims in the Terrys Body Shop, Austin Mobile Marine, Browning Auto Parts, Arbor Autoworks, MCG Graphics, Pauls Motorworks, Bearden Automotive, Capitol Screen Company, Chevy holding on for the win. “I'm liking this dirt thing,” commented Sims a former asphalt racing track champion. “That's our eleventh feature win on dirt, five this year. That's the most we've had in one season so far here.” “Maybe I've adjusted easier because I grew up in Michigan sliding around on the snow and ice.” he added jokingly. “I don't know. Honestly it's just like any other type racing. It's all about traction. You've got be able to hook it up.” “I told myself before the feature, I'm not going to go three wide, I'm not going to go three wide and the first time I had a chance, I did it.” “To save our class it's going to take all of us doing more work than we've ever done. We're willing to do that. We're constantly on the phone, facebook during the week doing whatever it takes to get the cars out, loan them parts and convince them that this is our class to lose. We need every single one of them, every night. We've never had to work this hard, but we're willing to do it.” CBS Stock Cars 58 Steve Sims, 50 Aaron Brungot, 77 Brian Nixon, 0* Bryan Mayeux Stock Car heats Heat 1; 0 Bryan Mayeux, 58 Steve Sims, 50 Aaron Brungot, 77 Brian Nixon
  13. Street Stock heats Heat 1 22 Anthony Gordon 7s Tim Sikorski 27 Sam Blacklock 17 Tim Ellis 177 Paul Smith 6m Mark Gallagher---dntg
  14. IHRA Summit Super Series @ San Antonio Raceway 6/24/17 By JM Hallas Marion, TX.,(June 24th, 2017) Saturday evening it was back to Summit Super Series Bracket Racing on the 1/8th mile at San Antonio Raceway. This would be the sixth round of points racing on the drag strip located just east of San Antonio. Coming to the midway portion of the Summit Series season, points races are already beginning to take shape. In the Electronics(Box) class it's former San Antonio Raceway promoter Todd Zampese leading the way by a couple rounds over former track and IHRA World Finals champ, Scott Ball. Todd Robinson, Greg Meuth and Mike Atkinson round out the top five. In Foot Brake(No-Box) it's Dennis Soefje by a mere two points over Harold Shimick with Todd Zampese, Wendell Dockery and Joe Montoya in the top five. Zach Tschoepe took over the points lead from Silvia Zemgals, who looks to back up her Street Class championship from last year. Rhett Floyd is second, Zemgals third, with Brandon Spain, Norman Derks and Ronald Gordner tied for fourth. The Jr. Dragsters show Jessika Jackson leading the way over Caden Meuth, Gianni Carrola, Haily Ball and S. Bordan. This weekend the Summit Super Series began a new starting time and schedule format. Instead of racing throughout the heat of the day, start time was moved back to early evening. Though still quite warm, okay hot, it wouldn't be an all day bake in the sun. Along with the IHRA Summit Super Series, action included and Nogalitos Gear Door Slammer Shootout and an open test-n-tune. A handful of heavy hitters took part in the test session including 14-time champion, Mike Murillo. One oil down slowed action early in the event, but was quickly cleaned up. The night saw the worst incident when Eddie Hollon got sideways past the 1/8 mile, crossed lanes, over corrected and nosed his sharp looking roadster into the wall near the ¼ mile mark. Hollon was quickly out on his own and uninjured. It ended the night for Hollon, who had just won his semi-final run in Box(Electronics). Ball Best with Bye in Box The Box(Electronics) final should have had Scott Ball(San Antonio) in his Mission Racing Dragster go up against Eddie Hollon(Bulverde) in his Hollon & Fischer, 33 Dodge Roadster. After Hollon's earlier crash Ball had a bye run and made a symbolic pass for the win. Scott Ball(4.64) 9.629 @ 69.15---Bye runner-up Ball defeated Paul Schneider(twice), J. Gonzales, Brent Ritter, and Jimmy Farmer to get to the finals. Hollon, who lost in round 1 to Dennis Smith, rebought then beat Kip Scharf, Juan Garza, Bobby Mendez and Sonny Garza before his crash. Friedeck Flies Through No-Box Field Nelson Friedeck picked up the victory in the No-Box(Foot Brake) finals in a double break out win over Walter Dyrenfurth(Austin). Friedeck, in his Donogne Claims, Dynamic Bowling, Chevy II gave up a 100th on the tree to Dyrenfurth in his 69 Pontiac Firebird. Both ran it out the back door in a good side by side battle and broke out with Friedeck the least offender. Nelson Friedeck(6.86) 6.838 @ 99.23 defeats Walter Dyrenfurth(6.94) 6.911 @ 97.66(double break out) Friedeck bettered Corky Weeks, Tom Posey, J. Montoya, Mac Garcia and Roy Trevino in eliminations. Dyrenfurth lost round 1 to Art Morales, bought back in, then trailered J. Balderas, Brandon Spain, Brandon Mitchan and Anthony Montoya. Tschoepe Tallies in Street It was a pair of O'Bryant Automotive sponsored cars paired off the Street class finals pitting Zach Tschoepe(San Antonio) against Rhett Floyd(Boerne). Floyd, in his 2008 GMC Sierra, got 2/100th on the tree while Tschoepe, in his 72 Olds Cutlass waited. Floyd outran his dial in giving the win to Tschoepe, who would have been tough to beat, nailing his number. Zach Tschoepe(8.07) 8.073 @ 84.99 defeats Rhett Floyd(10.53) 10.500 @ 69.06(break out) Tschoepe had a round 1 bye, then took out G. Trevino, V. Hernandez and Caitlin Freddie. Floyd rebought after losing to V. Hernadez in round 1, then got by Heddlesten, Littlefield and D. Trevino Carrola Cashes in Jr. Dragsters The Jr. Dragster finals was a rematch from round 1 of eliminations. In the opener it was Jessika Jackson getting the win over Gianni Carrola. In the finals it was Carrola(Boerne) getting the better of Jackson(Kyle), who broke out. Carrola in his AMSOIL, All In Designs, Half Scale Chassis got 8/100th on Jackson, in her 2007 Half Scale Chassis, on green. On the top end Jackson ran under her dial in handing the honors to Carrola. Gianni Carrola(7.98) 8.007 @ 80.52 defeats Jessika Jackson(8.58) 8.537 @ 77.20(broke out) Carrola beat Caden Meuth in round 2 while Jackson got second round bye after besting Carrola in round 1. Weeks Wins Nogalitos Shootout In the Nogalitos Gear Door Slammer Shootout Corky Weeks(Cotulla) squared off with Mac Garcia(San Antonio) in the finals.Weeks, in his 68 Camaro, got 1/100th advantage on the start over Garcia in his Mission Racing, Alamo Speed Shop, Nogalitos Gear, 72 Maverick. Weeks ran down Garcia at the big end to score the victory. Corky Weeks(5.96) 5.987 @ 109.73 defeats Mac Garcia(7.43) 7.648 @ 87.65
  15. Pure Stock B-mains B-main 1 21 Edward Oakes 35 Mickey Helms 7b Mark Bundren 13 Lloyd Williams 37 Erica Vaccaro 355 Jason Fitch 08 Chance Frysak---dns 28 Jeremy Trimble---dns
  16. Summer Showdown @ Texana Raceway Park 6/15-17/17 By JM Hallas Edna, TX.,(June 17h, 2017) After a big night of racing to begin forming the A-main fields, Texana Raceway Park began the final night of their Summer Showdown. Thirty-two drivers, split between four classes, had already secured their spot for Saturdays big money pay day. Tonight was the last chance for driver to make charge into finale. Recapping Friday nights action, it was Lawrence Mikulencak and Steve Whiteaker jr. grabbing the Limited Modified wins and front row starting spots for Saturdays A-main. Jason Fitch and Michale Pesek were the first to the checkers in the Street Stocks, while Joseph Snow and Beau Begnaud took honors in Pure Stock and Corey Babbitt and Bryan Henry won in Mod Lites. Saturday was another chance to pick up a starting spot for all the non-qualified drivers in each of the classes. While everyone was assured a starting spot, getting a good position would be the key to finishing as far up as possible in the nights features. Bowen Bags Big Bucks in Limited Modified In perhaps a bit of the student beating the teacher, Broc Bowen(Goliad) went home with the big money in the Limited Modified 20-lapper. Bowen grabbed second early, while Steve Whiteaker jr. got out front. Bowen caught his 89 Motorsports team mate and began to put the pressure on coming to halfway. Bowen ducked under Whiteaker just past the midway point, then was able to put some distance on the field. A late restart gave Whiteaker the chance to retake the spot, but Bowen eased back away to secure the victory. As the 19-car Limited Modified feature fired off it was Whiteaker into the lead trailed by Lawrence Mikulencak, Bowen, Corey Babbitt and Shane Hoefling. Yellow quickly waved for a triad of spins in turn 1. Once back to green Babbitt, Hoefling and Edward Oakes went three wide for forth while Bowen got second from L. Mikulencak. As the top five separated out, with Whiteaker inching away, Marcus Mikulencak and Jack Barfield made contact. M. Mikulencak cut down the right front and found the turn 3 wall. Under caution somehow GW Hessong and Jason Beckner got hooked together. On the restart Bowen gave Whiteaker a look low, then another on lap 9 off turn 4. At the crossed flags it was Whiteaker, Bowen, L. Mikulencak, Babbitt and Hoefling in the top five. Bowen again ducked under Whiteaker in turn 1 and took the top spot on lap 11. A big stack up brought the action to a crawl after eight cars got tangled on lap 12. On the restart Whiteaker took a look, but Bowen got a good run off turn 2 and began easing away. Just as Bowen built a nice leasd and looked to be on his, Max Helms spun with Logan Schunka climbing the turn 1-2 wall on lap 18. Again it was Bowen pulling out on green and driving away to the win in the Gamewell Fishing Charters, CBR Shocks, Triple Cross Ranch, Performance Graphics, Clarient Oil, WW Bodies, T's on the Square, Fletcher Custom Race Engines, Hughes by 89 Motorsports Chassis. “This is my biggest win,” exclaimed Bowen. “I had a fun race white Steve Whiteaker jr. and Lawrence Mikulencak at the beginning. He(Whiteaker) has mentored me since I first started racing. He and his dad have shaped me into where I am now. I wouldn't be here without them.” “I didn't really look at what he was doing, though he was running higher than I was. When you're behind someone, even if you're faster, you're trying to learn to see what you can do better. Since we were in two different lines, it just played out.” “When I was following him I was driving in deeper than he was, then I started backing my corners up. I was able to get back on the gas sooner. I played it out in my mind before the race I was leading and he was behind. It just happened on that late caution. I knew I just to keep doing what I was doing and I'd probably win.” Limited Modifieds 56 Broc Bowen, 89c Steve Whiteaker jr., 87 Lawrence Mikulencak, 63 Shane Hoefling, 90k Dustin Butcher, 99 Edward Oakes, 174 Mickey Helms, 04 Jacob Burnett, 63s Chase Sanchez, 184 Brian Rye, 18 Max Helms, 175 Jason Beckner, 115 Jack Barfield, 747 GW Hessong , j55 Jason Edwards, 07 Logan Schunka, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 10 Caleb Hudgeons, 1 Corey Babbitt---DQ(tech control arm) Pay Day For Pesek Victoria's Michale Pesek scored the 20-lap Street Stock feature, but it wasn't easy. Pesek had Jarrett Barber on his tail throughout the entire race with Barber showing him the nose on several occasions. Barber got his best look on Pesek on the back stretch during the final lap, but it was Pesek in the Rock Motors, Mickeys Auto Repair, Bayside Seafood, in-house powered Outlaw Chassis, holding him off for the $750 pay day. As the green waved Pesek beat the pack into turn 1 for the lead chased by Barber, Jason Fitch and Monty Chamberlain, with Brad Hayes side by side with Adam Moyer. As the top four began to pull away it was three wide in the pack for sixth. A three-car tangle slowed the action on lap 6. As the lead trio got away, Hayes got by Chamberlain for fourth with Shawn Kline moving along side Chamberlain. Mike Trigg joined that fight but made contact with Kline sending him around for a lap 9 caution. Trigg was sent to the tail. On the restart Adam Perks, Kline and Chamberlain went three wide for fifth, with Kenneth Densman now in the mix. At halfway it was Pesek, Barber, Fitch, Hayes and Kline in the top five. Densman turned Chamberlain around on lap 10 for a mid-race yellow. As green flew again Kline, Perks and Hayes were three wide pin-balling down the back stretch with Kline getting the worse of it. After a series of restarts, Barber began to give Pesek some heat for the lead as they broke away from the field. In the scrap for fourth Hayes and Perks got locked up, but somehow were both able to continue. At the front it was heating up again with Barber showing Pesek the nose. As the white flag waves Barber gave it his best shot in turns 1-2. They came off side by side, but Pesek went harder into turn 3 on the top and held off Barber coming off turn 4 for the checkers. “It was pretty tough,” replied Pesek. “They're getting faster and faster that's for sure. I knew if I started up front and got the high side first that I'd get there, but they were coming. (Jarrett) Barber showed me his nose a couple times.” “My dad gets it set up and tells me what to do and we do it. Air pressure is a big factor. The track went dry from the practice to the features and it was loose in and tight out during our hot laps. I put a few rounds into to it and it was hooked up.” “You do think about starting up front if someones going to find a better line. You just have to keep your head on and drive your race. Make your car fast and as wide as possible.” Street Stocks 22 Michale Pesek, 19 Jarrett Barber, 23f Jason Fitch, 12 Adam Perks, 5 Brad Hayes, 11k Shawn Kline, 57 Monty Chamberlain, 14m Adam Moyer, 4tt Mike Trigg, 14 Lynn Fox, 17 Adrian Awalt, 36 Lucky Gilbert, 76 Justin Airhart, 69 Jason Bloom, 74 Travis Schmidt, 75 Kenneth Densman, 35 GW Hessong, 52 Kyle Speer, 29 Jason Jennings, 67 Joe Boop, 26 Ryan Lewis---dns, 77 Chris Shafer---dns, 4t Ray Valente---dns, 21 Lee Awalt---dns Street Stock B-mains B-main 1; 4tt Mike Trigg, 52 Kyle Speer, 74 Travis Schmidt, 76 Justin Airhart, 17 Adrian Awalt, 29 Jason Jennings, 355 Justin Boop, 26 Ryan Lewis---dns, 77 Chris Shafer---dns B-main 2; 12 Adam Perks, 11k Shawn Kline, 67 Joe Boop, 75 Kenneth Densman, 69 Jason Bloom, 36 Lucky Gilbert, 21 Lee Awalt, 4t Ray Valenta---dns Snow Storms in Pure Stocks Joseph Snow(Cuero) grabbed the $750 Pure Stock payday after a spirited battle with Beau Begnaud in the 20-lap feature. Begnaud got the lead early with Snow falling back. After a series of restarts, Snow was back on Begnauds bumper and used the high line to drive around Begnaud for the lead on lap 6. In the final laps Begnaud gave Snow a couple looks on the low side but couldn't find a way past Snow in the Snoman Racing, US Army, Chevy. The initial start of the Pure Stock feature didn't fare well when a pile up in the pack slowed the action. On the second try Begnaud was first off turn 2 with the lead pursued by Snow, Dylan Elasko, Mason Cadsteneda and Ryan Carlucci. Racing slowed again on lap 1 after Mike Horelka found the turn 1 wall. On the restart Snow slipped high with Elasko, Casteneda and Edward Oakes getting by. After a spin, the restart saw Snow, Elasko and Casteneda three wide for second with Snow finally getting the spot and bringing Casteneda to third. Snow, using the top groove, got along side Begnaud for the lead and took over the top spot on lap 6. Oakes pitted from the top five during a caution for Brice Baros who found the front stretch wall on lap 7. Once back to racing the top four broke away coming to halfway showing Snow, Casteneda, Elasko, Begnaud and Carlucci in the top five. Johnny Westfall, GW Hessong and Lloyd Williams joined Carlucci in the fight for fifth. Casteneda quickly gave Snow a look into turn 3, but gave up second to Elasko in the process. As the duo continued to fight for second they made contact. Casteneda slid up to the wall, Elasko pitted with a flat. With Begnaud back up to second he showed Snow his nose on the restart while Westfall got along side Carlucci for third. Snow held off Begnaud with Williams, Carlucci and Westfall three wide for third. With the white flag waving, Snow had a slight advantage on Begnaud that he was able to hang on to, to the checkered flag. “I knew I had to be patient going in(to the corners). Said Snow. “If I took my time going my car was good. If I get in too hard it didn't want to go.” Pure Stocks 01 Joseph Snow, 32 Beau Begnaud, 9 Johnny Westfall, 32h GW Hessong, 34 Ryan Carlucci, 21 Edward Oakes, 15d Jamie Dear, 48 Martin Koehne, 3 Mike Moseley, 41 Dylan Elasko, 8 Ricky Konvicka, 22 Levi Williams, 63j Joe Dee Johnsob, 37 Erica Vaccaro, 28m Mason Casteneda, 35 Mickey Helms, 7b Mark Bundren, 99 Brice Baros, 19 Mike Horelka, 14 Lloyd Williams---DQ(tech rear pctg), 355 Jason Fitch---dns, 28 Jeremy Tremble---dns, 6c Nathan Corpus---dns, 08 Chance Frysak---dns Pure Stock B-mains B-main 1; 21 Edward Oakes, 35 Mickey Helms, 7b Mark Bundren, 14 Lloyd Williams, 37 Erica Vaccaro, 355 Jason Fitch, 08 Chance Frysak---dns, 28 Jeremy Trimble---dns B-main 2; 48c Martin Koehne, 99 Brice Baros, 15d Jamie Dear, 8 Ricky Konvicka, 63j Joe Dee Johnson, 19 Mike Horelka, 22 Levi Williams, 6c Nathan Corpus---dns Babbitt Best in Mod Lite Bash Corey Babbitt went wire to wire in the 20-lap Mod Lite feature to go back to the Houston area with a cool $750. Babbitt had Bryan Henry, Scott Adams and the Hunters, Nicholas and Taylor, chasing him during the race. Babbitt only had a few car lengths on Henry, who gave it one last try on the final lap, with Babbitt snagging the victory. At the start of the 21-car Mod Lite feature, Babbitt got away from Henry, T. Hunter, Aaron Stephens and Adams. Babbitt pulled out to a good lead while T. Hunter slipped too high and fell back to sixth. After double spins brought out a yellow, Adams got by Henry for second but yellow waved again erasing the pass. Finally back to green T. Hunter, Adams and Henry tried three wide for second, as Babbitt rolled away. In the pack there was three abreast racing for eighth. T. Hunter and Adams made contact sending T. Hunter around and Adams to the tail. After a series of restarts they finally got to halfway with Babbitt, Henry, T. Hunter, N. Hunter and Stephens in the top five. As the top four began to check out Duane Williams got turned around collected Victor Vargas and Todd Barrett. The top three stayed nose to tail back under green until beginning to separate apart. On the final lap Babbitt ran up the back of slower traffic allowing Henry to close. Henry never got close enough for a serious challenge as Babbitt diced his way to victory. Mod Lites 99 Corey Babbitt, 5j Bryan Henry, 3 Taylor Hunter, 9 Nicholas Hunter, 1 Aaron Stephens, 40 Duane Williams, 22 Mike Christians, 15 Scott Adams, 50p Robert Pollard, 3a Rick Adcock, 11 Ken Busterbaum, 5 Christopher Hogan, 12 Dillon Coyne, 15 Scott Adams, 25 Dylan Budnik, 34 Steve Pollard, 50 Gerald Book, 73 Brent Brocker, 10 Douglas Wright, 15j Todd Barrett, 13 Greg Sexton jr., 24 Victor Vargas Mod Lite B-mains B-main 1; 50p Robert Pollard, 11 Ken Busterbaum, 12 Dillon Coyne, 73 Brent Brocker, 25 Dylan Budnik, 13 Greg Sexton jr., 10 Douglas Wright, 88 Josh Wetzel---dns B-main 2; 9 Nicholas Hunter, 24 Victor Vargas, 65 Buck McFarlin, 22 Mike Christians, 40 Duane Williams, 50 Gerald Book, 34 Steve Pollard, 99 Gary Buchanan---dns
  17. Summer Showdown @ Texana Raceway Park 6/15-17/17 By JM Hallas Edna, TX.,(June 16th, 2017) After the rebirth of racing at Texana Raceway Park this season, the 5/16 mile, semi-banked, paperclip-shaped, black gumbo track held its first first big event with the Summer Showdown. The event featured increased payouts for the four classes over the two-day racing show. The Limited Modifieds would run for $1,000 to win, while the Mod-Lites, Street Stocks and Pure Stock all featured a $750 to win pay out. After closing midway through the 2015 season and remaining silent during 2016, Tony Blankenship approached the owner late in 2016 about renting the facility. Once an agreement was in place, Blankenship and really only two employees put together a schedule for 2017, with hopes of going on, while staying focused on the present. The track has some innovations to keep everyone entertained and try to bring new racers into the fold. For the kids there's the Texana School Bus rides during intermission. For potential racers the track has rent-a-cars available for anyone wanting to give it a try before jumping in with both feet. Coming ideas include kids riding in a racecar where some lucky 50-50 winner will get to pick his driver for a spin around the track in a two-seat racecar. So far the year has been successful with all the classes having good car counts on their bi-weekly program. Blankenship, a former racer and car owner, has got TRP headed in the right direction, despite no track operating experience. This weekend was their first shot at a big show, with an open practice on Thursday night, followed by two days of racing. Friday nights action included heats and qualifiers to start to set the fields for Saturday big A-mains. Eight cars from each class will lock themselves in for Saturday, with others having another chance to make the field on Saturday. Two Corpus Christi aces split Limited Modified qualifiers It was a pair of hot shoes from Corpus Christi taking the honors for night in the Limited Modified along with three other drivers from each qualifier locking themselves into Saturday nights A-main. In the first qualifier Lawrence Mikulencak got the lead early chased by Shane Hoefling, Broc Bowen and Marcus Mikulencak, who went three wide for second. Hoefling secured the spot and tracked down L. Mikulencak for the lead. Hoefling began putting the pressure on taking occasional looks low in the corners. L. Mikulencak nearly gave up the top spot going too high in turns 1-2. Hoefling got a run along side and dove low into turn 3, but got sideways and dodged an infield tire losing second. This gave L. Mikulencak in the Ace Transmissions, Youngs Auto Repair, 3-D Landscaping, Swenson Racing Shocks, All in Designs, Mattress Firm, Texas Battery, Spreen Racing Engines, Frankenstein II Chassis an easy run to the checkers. Limited Modified A-qualifiers(top 4 from each) A-qualifier 1; 87 Lawrence Mikulencak, 56 Broc Bowen, 63 Shane Hoefling, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 63s Chase Sanchez, j55 Jason Edwards, 04 Jacob Burnett, 18 Larry Jernigan, 175 Jason Beckner, 10 Caleb Hudgeons The second Limited Modified qualifier was all Steve Whiteaker jr. as he took command from the drop of the green pulling away from Corey Babbitt, Logan Schunka, Edward Oakes and Dustin Butcher. By halfway Whiteaker had built a huge lead on Babbitt, who had a gap back to the third place fight. Schunka, Oakes and Butcher slugged it for the final spot as the laps clicked off. With two to go Butcher got along side Oakes, but Oakes held the position. Up front it was Whiteaker in the DS&S Construction, Cotrell Racing, Performance Graphics, WW Bodies, Churchs Chicken, raceontexas.com, Nasty Cookers, Rhino Rearends, Fletcher Race Engines, Hughes by 89 Motorsports Chassis, cruising to the checkers. A-qualifier 2; 89c Steve Whiteaker jr., 1 Corey Babbitt, 07 Logan Schunka, 99 Edward Oakes, 90k Dustin Butcher, 184 Brian Rye, 115 Jack Barfield, 174 Mickey Helms, 747 GW Hessong Limited Modified heat(to set line ups for qualifiers) Heat 1; 63 Shane Hoefling, 87 Lawrence Mikulencak, 56 Broc Bowen, 03 Marcus Milulencak, 63s Chase Sanchez, 175 Jason Beckner, 10 Caleb Hudgeons, 04 Jacon Burnett, j55 Jason Edwards, 18 Larry Jernigan Heat 2; 07 Logan Schunka, 89c Steve Whiteaker jr., 99 Edward Oakes, 1 Corey Babbitt, 90k Dustin Butcher, 184 Brian Rye, 174 Mickey Helms, 747 GW Hessong, 115 Jack Barfield In the Street Stocks it was a pair of local drivers scoring the wins in their 15-lap qualifiers. The first was a rock 'em, sock 'em affair that was dotted with several cautions. At the start, Adrian Awalt got out front trailed by Jason Fitch, Adam Moyer, Justin Boop and Kyle Speer. A. Awalt would give up the lead with a spin in turn 4 giving the top spot to Fitch. Just as Fitch began to get some distance on the field a caution restacked the field. On the restart Fitch got away clean while Moyer, Lynn Fox and Mickey Helms scrapped for second. At the checkers it was Fitch in the Energy Waste Rentals & Service Chevy with the win. Street Stock qualifiers(top 4 from each to A-main) A-qualifier 1; 23f Jason Fitch, 14m Adam Moyer, 35 Mickey Helms, 14 Lynn Fox, 76 Justin Airhart, 355 Justin Boop, 74 Travis Schmidt, 21 Lee Awalt, 17 Adrian Awalt, 29 Jason Jennings, 52 Kyle Speer, 77 Chris Shafer---dns The second was quite a bit tamer with only one caution during the event. Michale Pesek got the early advantage over Jarrett Barber, Monty Chamberlain, Lucky Gilbert and Joe Boop. While Pesek and Barber checked out, Boop, Brad Hayes, Gilbert and Adam Perks fought for the lucky transfer spot. Barber gave Pesek a run at the end as laps wound down. Barber was able get along side Pesek for the lead with two to go. Pesek would hang on to the top spot for the win while Hayes out muscled the four-car pack to get the last qualifying spot. A-qualifier 2; 22p Michale Pesek , 19 Jarrett Barber, 57 Monty Chamberlain, 5 Brad Hayes, 12 Adam Perks, 67 Joe Boop, 36 Lucky Gilbert, 69 Jason Bloom, 11k Shawn Kline---dns, 26 Ryan Lewis---dns, 4t Raymond Valenta---dns Street Stock heats(to set line ups for qualifiers) Heat 1; 23f Jason Fitch, 22p Michale Pesek, 14m Adam Moyer, 69 Jason Bloom, 29 Jason Jennings, 4t Raymond Valenta, 21 Lee Awalt, 26 Ryan Lewis Heat 2; 57 Monty Chamberlain, 14 Lynn Fox, 19 Jarrett Barber, 52 Kyle Speer, 5 Brad Hayes, 35 GW Hessong, 36 Lucky Gilbert, 74 Travis Schmidt Heat 3; 17 Adrian Awalt, 12 Adam Perks, 355 Justin Boop, 67 Joe Boop, 76 Justin Airhart, 11k Shawn Kline, 77 Chris Shafer In the first Pure Stock qualifier two local drivers battled throughout the 15-lapper for the win. GW Hessong grabbed the lead on lap 1 pursued by Joseph Snow, Mickey Helms, Mason Casteneda and Edward Oakes. Snow kept the heat on Hessong for the lead and got the nose out front on lap 8. The two continued to run door to door with Hessong regaining the lead on lap 9. With two to go Hessong slipped high in turn 3 giving Snow the opening he needed to slip past and go on to the victory in the US Army Chevy. Pure Stock qualifiers(top 4 from each to A-main) A-qualifier 1; 01 Joseph Snow, 32h GW Hessong, 28m Mason Casteneda, 3 Mike Moseley, 35 Mickey Helms, 7b Mark Bundren, 28 Jeremy Tremble, 08 Chance Frysak, 37 Erica Vaccaro, 355 Jason Fitch, 21 Edward Oakes The second qualifier saw two of the Houston area young guns in the running for the victory. Beau Begnaud was out front by a nose as he ran side by side with Johnny Westfall on lap 1. Begnaud secured the spot on lap 2 leaving Westfall battling with Dylan Elasko. Elasko got second from Westfall after an early restart. Begnaud and Elasko then were able to pull away from the pack as the laps clicked off. At the checkers it was Begnaud in the Trackside Motorsports, DRS Racing Shocks, Holy Moly Chassis. A-qualifier 2; 32 Beau Begnaud, 41 Dylan Elasko, 34 Ryan Carlucci, 9 Johnny Westfall, 48c Martin Koehne, 99 Brice Baros, 15d Jamie Dear, 8 Ricky Konvicka, 14 Lloyd Williams, 19 Mike Hoelka, 63j Joe Dee Johnson, 6c Nathan Corpus---dns Pure Stocks heats(to set line ups for qualifiers) Heat 1; 32h GW Hessong, 32 Beau Begnaud, 21 Edward Oakes, 48c Martin Koehne, 3 Mike Moseley, 19 Mike Horelka, 7b Mark Bundren, 63 Joe Dee Johnson Heat 2; Johnny Westfall, 01 Joseph Snow, 34 Ryan Carlucci, 14 Lloyd Williams, 6c Nathan Corpus, 37Erica Vaccaro, 8 Ricky Konvicka, 08 Chance Frysak Heat 3; 35 Mickey Helms, 41 Dylan Elasko, 28m Mason Casteneda, 15d Jamie Dear, 355 Jason Fitch, 99 Brice Baros, 28 Jeremy Trimble---dns Corey Babbitt took off at the start of the 15-lap Mod Lite qualifier #1. He quickly pulled away from Josh Wetzel, Risk Adcock, Greg Sexton jr. and Taylor Hunter. Babbitt had a huge lead when caution brought the field back together. On green Babbitt quickly got away from Wetzel and Hunter wheel to wheel for second. The two continued to fight it out with Hunter putting a slide job on Wetzel. Wetzel gave up the spot, and more with a spin and trip through the infield late. Meanwhile, Babbitt was cruising away building another large advantage to get the win. Mod Lite qualifiers(top 4 from each to A-main) A-qualifier 1; 99 Corey Babbitt, 3 Taylor Hunter, 3a Rick Adcock, 5 Christopher Hogan, 13 Greg Sexton jr., 25 Dylan Budnick, 12 Dillon Coyne, 10 Douglas Wright, 73 Brent Brocker, 11 Ken Busterbaum, 88 Josh Wetzel, 50p Robert Pollard The second Mod Lite qualifier saw Todd Barrett jump out front, but red quickly waved after a multi-car tangle in turn 3. Duane Williams got the worst of it when he rolled his car in the melee. No one was injured, except some feelings. Barrett again got the jump on green trailed by Bryan Henry, Aaron Stephens Scott Adams and Victor Vargas. Henry was able to snag the point on lap 4 from Barrett, then go on the checkers. A-qualifier 2; 5j Bryan Henry, 1 Aaron Stephens, 15 Scott Adams, 15j Todd Barrett, 9 Nicholas Hunter, 22 Mike Christians, 34 Steve Pollard, 24 Victor Vargas, 50 Gerald Book, 65 Buck McFarlin, 99 Gary Buchanan, 40 Duane Williams Mod Lite heats(to set line ups for qualifiers) Heat 1; 88 Josh Wetzel, 15j Todd Barrett, 3a Rick Adcock, 22 Mike Christians, 3 Taylor Hunter, 40 Duane Williams, 50p Robert Pollard, 34 Steve Pollard Heat 2; 15 Scott Adams, 13 Greg Sexton jr., 1 Aaron Stephens, 11 Ken Busterbaum, 65 Buck McFarlin, 25 Dylan Budnick, 99 Gary Buchanan, 10 Douglas Wright Heat 3; 99b Corey Babbitt, 5j Bryan Henry, 5 Christopher Hogan, 24 Victor Vargas, 12 Dillon Coyne, 9 Nicholas Hunter, 73 Brent Brocker, 50 Gerald Book
  18. Pure Stocks heats(to set line ups for qualifiers) Heat 1 32h GW Hessong 32 Beau Begnaud 21 Edward Oakes 48c Martin Koehne 3 Mike Moseley 19 Mike Horelka 7b Mark Bundren 63 Joe Dee Johnson
  19. Summer Kick-Off @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 6/2-3/17 - Dinsmore, Jones, Hurley, Kelm and Mother Nature get I-37 Wins By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(June 3rd, 2017) After a full night of racing on Friday night, 32 drivers were locked into tonight's finales at I-37 Speedway. Tonight's action would fill the fields for the Inaugural Summer Kick-Off A-main events in the Cash Bred Off Road Modifieds, Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds, SABFI Transportation Street Stocks, All In Designs Pure Stocks and Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts. Fridays qualifiers saw Greg Dismore take the win in the Cash Bred Off Road Modifieds, along with five other drivers making the transfer. The Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds ran two qualifiers taking 4 from each. Lawrence Mikulencak and Steve Whiteaker jr. got the victories. In the SABFI Transportation Street Stocks 6 drivers transferred from the qualifier with Wade Jones grabbing the checkers. All In Designs Pure Stocks had twin qualifiers moving 4 drivers on to tonight. Dakota Heinaman and Dakota Hurley took home Pure Stock wins, while Jamie Garner was victorious in Sport Compacts, that locked in the top 6. The Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models had the night off completing all their weekend racing on Friday night. Frank OKruhlik went home with the win and the extra purse. The remaining non-qualified cars, plus any new cars would run Last Chance Qualifiers to set the final feature spots for the money. Dinsmore Dashes to Modified Money Kerrville's Greg Dinsmore doubled up on the weekend taking home the Modified Main Saturday night, beating not only the competition, but the rain. Dinsmore battled with Talon Minten early in the 20-lapper keeping the pressure on. Just past halfway, as a light rain began, Dinsmore got by Minten who appeared to slow. Chad Melton also got by Minten, who got back in the fight. While Melton and Minten swapped the spot, Dinsmore got several car lengths as he tip-toed on the slick track to the checkers. As the 14-car Modified field roared to life, Dinsmore was first into turn 1. Minten battled back on the top and was first back to the line to lead lap 1. Dinsmore fell in line second with Jamie Campbell, Bill Pittaway and Melton in tow. Pittaway got third from Campbell when yellow flew for a tangle between Robert Scrivner, Hunter Flanagan and Brandon Brzozowski in turn 4. Melton took fourth from Campbell back under green, but Campbell fought back when the races final caution came on lap 3 when James Samford looped it and collected Brzozowski and Scrivner. As Minten and Dinsmore got away, Melton retook the spot from Campbell, then third from Pittaway, bringing Cody Leonard along to fourth. Coming to halfway Dinsmore was giving Minten a look low for the lead. At the crossed flags it was Minten, Dinsmore with the nose inside, Melton, Leonard and Campbell. Minten slowed as they came up on lapped traffic giving Dinsmore the opening to grab the lead on lap 11 with Melton following to second. Melton and Minten then began to fight for second. As they went at it, Dinsmore got away by a handful of car lengths. With the rain now coming a bit harder, and the track slicking up, Dinsmore held about six car lengths with two to go. From there he was able to slip-slide to the victory in the Sundowner Performance Desiel Repair, Texas Land Restoration, Performance Towing, Race Safe Technologies, The Alignment Shop, Wehrs, Sanderson Motorsports, Fast Shafts, AFCO, Six-Two Graphics, Friesen crate powered, BMS Chassis. “We had some good cars out there tonight,” commented Dinsmore. “The car started digging and was coming up on Talon(Minten) when he lifted. I looked at the lights and didn't see a yellow on, so I went on. I've made that mistake before. In beginning of race I think I must have sealed the tires off in hot laps. I had a fast car in hot laps. I felt the car just wouldn't dig. Then after about 6-7 laps it started digging.” “Once I got around I just tried to keep my car out of the ruts. The ruts were an issue with the car because I run so much bar angle on the brake floater, it was hitting the frame.” “When it started raining I was thinking, ok who is going to be the best driver on a skating rink. I'm glad I-37 put the show on. I can't thank the fans and my sponsors enough for hanging with us through the good and the bad.” Cash Bred Off Road Modifieds 8g Greg Dinsmore, 71 Chad Melton, 14t Talon Minten, 12 Cody Leonard, 29 Jamie Campbell, 48 Chris Swenson, 137 Bill Pittaway, 77 Robert Liese Jr., 91 Jeremy Davenport, 55 Mike Morris, 58 Hunter Flangan, 53 Robert Scrivner, 29b Brandon Brzozowski, 28 James Samford Modified Last Chance Qualifier(transfer by finish) 71 Chad Melton, 12 Cody Leonard, 53 Robert Scrivner, 58 Hunter Flanagan, 29b Brandon Brzozowski, 55m Mike Morris, 28 James Samford, 48 Chris Swenson Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds Rained out—Make up race To Be Determined Sport Modified Last Chance Qualifier(transfer by finish) Qualifier 1; 99 Edward Oakes, 90k Dustin Butcher, 37 Bill Pittaway, 66 Johnny Torres, 9 Chris Swenson, 11t Tom Grothues, 5r Ryan Doyon, 24r Robby Minten Qualifier 2; 77 Cody Beddoe, 57 Hunter Flanagan, 184 Brian Rye, 31 Chase Havely, 21r Eric Ramos, 24 Jim Blevins, 10 Steven Nores, 25t Michael Keylich Jones Jousts with Stout Street Stock Field for Weekend Sweep It was pretty much business as usual for Wade Jones(Jourdanton) in the 20-lap Street Stock feature. Jones would go flag to flag for the win, but there's a new player in the class. Ryan Luza, making his dirt debut, gave Jones some pressure in the final half of the race that was full of cautions. At the checkers it was Jones by a couple car lengths, in the SABFI Transportation, Opiela Mechanical, Mission Racing, Chevy Camaro grabbing the win. Sixteen cars took the green for Street Stock feature with Jones first into turn 1. Cody Leonard and Jarrett Barber were side by side for second with Luza fourth and Allen Torres fifth. Barber finally secured the spot leaving Leonard along side Luza for third. Luza got the spot a lap later while Anthony Gordon got fifth from Torres. After the first of several cautions, it looked like Bowman-Gray “Madhouse” style restarts were being used. Jones got away while Luza, Leonard and Barber slugged it out for second. Once Luza got the spot, Leonard, Barber and Gordon went three wide for third. Barbers top five run ended when he spun on a restart in front of the field, with everyone avoiding major contact. In the pack, Jason Fitch, recovering from early spin, was trading fifth with Kenny Hurley. On a restart with five to go, Luza gave Jones a good look low for the lead. Jones held him off, while Gordon and Leonard swapped third. As the white waved Jones had a two car length on Luza on his way to the checkers, his fourth in a row. “I felt like I had a real dominant weekend,” said Jones. We had 3 wins this weekend with a stout field of street stocks. Couldn't of made it happen without all the hard work of my grandpa and support of my family and friends. Thanks to Gary Northway with SABFI Transportation, Opiela Mechanical, Mission Racing. We sure would like to make it 5 in a row and maybe sweep the season.” SABFI Transportation Street Stocks 41 Wade Jones, 80 Ryan Luza, 7 Cody Leonard, 22 Anthony Gordon, 23f Jason Fitch, 19 Jarrett Barber, 40 Kenny Hurley, 5 Brad Hayes, 99 Frank Okruhlik, 33z James Zarbock, 11t Allen Torres, 37 AJ Wernette, 2x Dennis Hilla, 9s Jarrett Payton, 82 Jarred Stepanski, 7x Janel Liese, 75 Kenneth Densman---dns, 52 Kyle Speer---dns Street Stock Last Chance Qualifiers(transfer by finish) Qualifier 1; 22 Anthony Gordon, 23f Jason Fitch, 37 AJ Wernette, 9s Jarrett Payton, 99 Frank Okruhlik, 75 Kenneth Densman Qualifier 2; 33z James Zarbock, 2x Dennis Hilla, 82 Jarred Stepanski, 5 Brad Hayes, 7x Janel Liese, 52 Kyle Speer Hurley Hustles to Pure Stock Payday Dakota Hurley(La Vernia) almost saw his chance to win go away after an early tangle with Dakota Heinaman. Once back on point, Hurley would go on to lead every lap in the 20-lapper and hold off the field after a late race caution that re-bunched the field. As green waved on the 23-car field Hurley got out front with Heinaman, Joseph Snow, Colt Beaver and Josh Sewell in pursuit. On lap 1 Heinaman made contact with Hurley, hooked bumpers, and turned Hurley to the infield. The call was made on Heinaman, who was sent to the back, and Hurley retook the his spot. Hurley got away on the restart with Snow and Beaver door to door for second. Snow secured the spot while Jamie Dear got along side Sewell for fourth. Aaron Leddy moved in to make three wide for the spot. On restart Beaver broke an axle and stacked up the pack ending his top run. Once back to green at halfway it was Hurley, Snow, Sewell, Dear and JW Blocker in the top five. With five to go, Hurley was coming up on traffic while Snow and Sewell were side by side for second. Sewell got the spot with Dear now challenging Snow. Cheyloh Brodnax set up a green, white, checker finish with a late spin. Hurley in the Clayton Homes of Seguin, Schneider Solar Screens, Delivery Made Easy, Beaver Motorsports, Sassy Styles, All In Designs, Hurley Racing, Chevy Nova got a good restart and scored the victory. “I just want to thank All In Designs, Clayton Homes of Seguin and my family for making this happen. I had a great car and I owe it all to them.” replied Hurley. All In Designs Pure Stocks 40 Dakota Hurley, 38 Josh Sewell, 15d Jamie Dear, 01 Joseph Snow, 15b JW Blocker, 25 Bobby Jack, 51 Daniel Waer, 98 William Saunders, 9 Johnny Westfall, 441 Dakota Heinaman, 95s Sterling Tausch, 6 Daniel Preston, d68 Cody Earnhardt, 97 James Aremendia jr., 56 Bob Caulfield , 50 John Wasek, 58 Cheyloh Brodnax, 00 Lesley Lazrine, 96e Eric Madden, 20 Colt Beaver, 93 Aaron Leddy, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 48 Patrick Lyon, 57 Ben Franke---dns Pure Stock Last Chance Qualifier(transfer by finish) Qualifier 1; 51 Daniel Waer, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 9 Johnny Westfall, 00 Lesley Lazrine, 98 William Saunders, 57 Ben Franke, 6 Daniel Preston Qualifier 2; 97 James Aramendia jr., 25 Bobby Jack, 48 Patrick Lyon, 95s Sterling Tausch, 56 Bob Caulfield, 50 John Wasek, 96e Eric Madden, d68 Cody Earnhardt Kelm Captures Compact Cash In one of the most exciting features, Robert Kelm(Kyle) made a late pass to take the victory. Kelm battled late with Jamie Garner and GB Carter, who both took turns leading. Kelm got the spot from Carter then held on for win in the Oakhill Motorsports, M&E Automotive, Rachel Plant Picture Taker, Saturn. At the start of the 19-car Sport Compact feature Garner got pushed out front by Jeremy Hernandez to lead lap 1. Hernandez held second chased by Kirk Ball, Roy Easler and Eric Wilson. Ball hooked bumpers with Hernandez and turned him in front of the field on lap 1. After another quick caution for debris, GB Carter made a charge past Hernandez for second. Brandon McCall was next to put Hernandez back a spot. As the leaders began catching traffic, Garner got cut off allowing Carter to go by for the lead on lap 6. McCall then moved in to battle with Garner while Kelm took fourth from Hernandez. Garner ducked inside Carter on lap 8 to retake the point on lap 9. While the lead duo slugged it out, Kelm closed in on the two. Carter was able to get inside Garner and after two laps was back out front on lap13. By now Kelm was in the mix too. Once Kelm grabbed second he was on Carters bumper. Kelm ducked under Carter in turn 1 to get the top spot on lap 17. From there he was able to hold off Carter and Garner to pick up the victory. Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts. 8 Robert Kelm, 77 GB Carter, 3 Jamie Garner, 114 Brandon McCall, 6p Jeremy Hernandez, 43 Alyson Dorken, 71 Chris Wetz, 12 Roy Easler, 3g Garrett Godfredson, 13m Jeremy Watson, 33c Charles Earnhardt jr., 53 Treyler Caulfield, 56 Dooley Smith, 69 Felipe Ruiz, 42 Daniel Zajac, 38 Kirk Ball, 6pjr Levi Hernandez, 76 Eric Wilson, 33 Lizzy Blackstock Sport Compact Last Chance Qualifier(transfer by finish) Qualifier 1; 77 Gb Carter, 43 Alyson Dorken, 33c Charles Earnhardt III, 3g Garrett Godfredson, 33 Lizzy Blackstock, 69 Felipe Ruiz, 6pjr Levi Hernandez Qualifier 2; 8 Robert Kelm, 42 Daniel Zajac, 71 Chris Wetz, 13m Jeremy Watson, 53 Treyler Caulfield, 56 Dooley Smith
  20. Street Stock Last Chance Qualifiers(transfer by finish) Qualifier 1 22 Anthony Gordon 23f Jason Fitch 37 AJ Wernette 9s Jarrett Payton 99 Frank Okruhlik 75 Kenneth Densman
  21. Summer Kick-Off @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 6/2-3/17 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(June 2nd, 2017) I-37 Speedway finally got to run its previously scheduled Memorial weekend, Inaugural Summer Kick-Off Friday night, with the first of two nights full of racing. Mother Nature claimed the first attempt back in May, but storms stayed just west of the track tonight. With extra money up for grabs in all the classes several new drivers made the trip to the ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt oval a little south of San Antonio. Friday nights scheduled action saw the Cash Bred Off Road Modifieds, Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds, SABFI Transportation Street Stocks, All In Designs Pure Stocks and Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts running heat races and qualifiers locking drivers into Saturday night main events. The Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models ran their heats and features as a one night show. On Saturday the remaining starting spots will be up for grabs in the five classes through B-mains while Limited Late Models get the night off. Dinsmore Dusts Off Winning Ways Greg Dinsmore(Kerrville) a past I-37 track champion hasn't been happy with this years results. After numerous changes and finally getting the car back to previous years, Dinsmore grabbed the pre-lim feature getting by race-long leader Chris Swenson on the last lap of the 15 lap qualifier. As the Modified main took the green, Swenson jumped out front trailed by Robert Liese jr., Cody Leonard, Talon Minten and Bill Pittaway. Dinsmore quickly worked up to third before a caution where he took second from Leonard on the restart. After a couple tries on Swenson, Dinsmore fell into a rhythm while Liese, Pittaway and Jamie Campbell were three wide for fourth. A lap 10 caution set up the dash to the finish with Dinsmore chasing Swenson. Swenson had a car length with the two to go mark. On the final lap Dinsmore dove below Swenson in turn 1 and stayed side by side on the back stretch. Going into turn 3 Swenson spun after losing a shock while Dinsmore in the Sundowner Truck Repair, Texas Land Restoration, Performance Towing, Sanderson Motorsports, Fast Shafts, AFCO, Six-Two Graphics, Friesen crate powered, BMS Chassis took the checkers. Cash Bred Off Road Modifieds(top 6 locked in for Saturday A-main) 8g Greg Dinsmore, 14t Talon Minten, 137 Bill Pittaway, 29 Jamie Campbell, 77 Robert Liese jr., 91 Jeremy Davenport, 55m Mike Morris, 28 James Samford, 48 Chris Swenson, 12 Cody Leonard, 31m Marlin Samford---dns Modified heats Heat 1; 48 Chris Swenson, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 14t Talon Minten, 12 Cody Leonard, 91 Jeremy Davenport, 31m Marlin Samford Heat 2; 77 Robert Liese jr., 137 Bill Pittaway, 28 James Samford, 55m Mike Morris, 29 Jamie Campbell Frank-O Flies to Limited Late Model Money In the only race to be decided in one night, it was Frank Okruhlik(San Antonio) going home with the victory. Okruhlik got by his teammate, Aaron Leddy to lead lap 2 with the Kelly's, Jason and Patrick, side by side for third. Coming from the back was defending and multi-time track champ Trey Votion, who got sent to back after contact early with J. Kelly. By halfway Okruhlik had lengthened his lead over Leddy, while Votion made his way to third. With five to go Votion took second from Leddy and chased down Okruhlik in the final laps. Votion gave his best but it was Okruhlik in the Jamie Fuller owned, Reflective Wrecker, CNC Grafix, Cadillac holding on for the win Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 99 Frank Okruhlik, 99v Trey Votion, 93 Aaron Leddy, 57 Jason Kelly, 84 Patrick Kelly, 14 Gary Hunter, 13 Howie Marcx, 8 DJ Schroat, 15 John Owen, 42 Ron Sprayue, 78 Landon Farquer Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 84 Patrick Kelly, 99 Frank Okruhlik, 18 Shane Moore, 57 Jason Kelly, 8 DJ Schroat, 15 John Owens Heat 2; 93 Aaron Leddy, 78 Landon Farquer, 99v Trey Votion, 14 Gary Hunter, 13 Howie Marcx, 42 Ron Sprayue Mikulencak, Whiteaker Share Sport Modified Spotlight Two Corpus Christi drivers, Lawrence Mikulencak and Steve Whiteaker jr., snagged the qualifier wins in the Sport Modified 15-lappers. In the first qualifier, that was dotted with cautions, L. Mikulencak went wire to wire for the win. L. Mikulencak got by Cody Leonard off turn 2 for the lead, while JJ Jennings, Johnny Torres and Shane Hoefling battled for second. By halfway L.Mikulencak had gotten out to a nice lead until a lap 12 yellow brought the pack together. Jennings tried L. Mikulencak high on the restart but fell back into a four car scrap for the final three transfer spots. Those spots changed often as a series of last lap yellows flew. When the dust settled it was L. Mikulencak, in the Ace Transmissions, Youngs Auto Repair, 3-D Landscaping, Swenson Racing Shocks, All in Designs, Mattress Firm, Texas Battery, Spreen Racing Engines, Frankenstein II Chassis first to the checkers. Interestingly enough the second qualifier would go caution free and set up to be a scrap between Broc Bowen and Whiteaker. Bowen was first into turn 1 with the lead pursued by Talon Minten, Whiteaker, Dustin Butcher and Marcus Mikulencak. After several tries, Whiteaker was finally able to wrestle second away from T. Minten. Whiteaker then methodically ran down Bowen for the lead and let him know with a tap on the bumper. Ducking inside on lap 11, Whiteaker got the top spot on lap 12 and began to pull away. At the checkers it was Whiteaker in the DS&S Construction, Cotrell Racing, Performance Graphics, WW Bodies, Churchs Chicken, raceontexas.com, Nasty Cookers, Rhino Rearends, Fletcher Race Engines, Hughes by 89 Motorsports Chassis, cruising to the checkers. Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds(top 4 from each locked in for Saturday A-main) Qualifier 1; 87 Lawrence Mikulencak, 63 Shane Hoefling, 26g JJ Jennings, 12 Cody Leonard, 66 Johnny Torres, 5r Ryan Doyon, 37 Bill Pittaway, 77 Cody Beddoe, 14 Trent Beaver, 25t Michael Keylich, 10 Steven Nores---dns, 38 David Schury---dns Qualifier 2; 89c Steve Whiteaker jr., 56 Broc Bowen, 9t Talon Minten, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 24r Robby Minten, 9 Chris Swenson, 11t Tom Grothues, 21r Eric Ramos, 90 Dustin Butcher, 184 Brian Rye, 24 Jim Blevins---dns Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 87 Lawrence Mikulencak, 9t Talon Minten, 63 Shane Hoefling, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 14 Trent Beaver, 11t Tom Grothues, 37 Bill Pittaway, 24 Jim Blevins---dns Heat 2; 56 Broc Bowen, 66 Johnny Torres, 90 Dustin Butcher, 5r Ryan Doyon, 24r Robby Minten, 25t Michael Keylich, 9 Chris Swenson, 10 Steven Nores Heat 3; 26g JJ Jennings, 89c Steve Whiteaker jr., 12 Cody Leonard, 77 Cody Beddoe, 184 Brian Rye, 21r Eric Ramos, 38 David Schury---dns Jones Joins Street Field, Takes Home Honors Wade Jones(Jourdanton) almost didn't make the call for the 15-lap Street Stock qualifier. Thinking he was done after the early heats, Jones was loaded up and ready to leave. I'm certain the rest of the field had probably hoped he would. But Jones was able to make the line up for the 15-lapper. After getting the lead from Kenny Hurley, Jones proceeded to lead every lap to go home with the honors. Hurley was first into turn 1 at the start, but it was Jones, on the high side, powering by off turn 4 to lead lap 1. Behind him Hurley, Anthony Gordon, Jarrett Barber and Cody Leonard battled for positions. Gordon made his way up to second and was reeling in Jones until he made contact with an infield tire forcing him to pit. Jones built a half straightaway lead over Leonard and Barber while Ryan Luza, in his first dirt start, got by Hurley for fourth. A late restart erased Jones' big lead as the field restacked. On green Jones, Leonard and Barber got away while Hurley found the turn 4. Jones was able to cruise the final two laps for the win in the SABFI Transportation, Opiela Mechanical, Chevy Camaro SABFI Transportation Street Stocks(top 6 locked in for Saturday A-main) 41 Wade Jones, 7 Cody Leonard, 19 Jarrett Barber, 80 Ryan Luza, 11 Allen Torres, 40 Kenny Hurley, 2x Dennis Hilla, 37 Wayne Wernette, 22 Anthony Gordon, 82 Jarred Stepanski, 7x Janel Liese, 4 Dwayne Markgraf---dns Street Stock heats Heat 1; 40 Kenny Hurley, 37 Wayne Wernette, 11 Allen Torres, 7 Cody Leonard, 82 Jarred Stepanski, 7x Janel Liese---dns Heat 2; 41 Wade Jones, 22 Anthony Gordon, 19 Jarrett Barber, 2x Dennis Hilla, 80 Ryan Luza, 4 Dwayne Markgraf---dns Dakotas Double Up in Pure Stock Prelims It was a tale of the two Dakotas, Heinaman and Hurley, in the Pure Stock qualifiers. In the first 15-lap Pure Stock race it was Dakota Heinaman(Lindale) going flag to flag for the win. At the start Heinaman, Colt Beaver and Joseph Snow were three wide coming off turn 2 until Heinaman secured the spot. Heinaman then was able to ease away while Beaver and Snow swapped second. Just when Heinaman thought it was in the bank with the white flag waving, caution flew for two incidents, one involving the second place fight, after yellow was already out. With the green and white waving, Heinaman took off and snagged the win the in the Davids Automotive, Chevy. In the second race it was Dakota Hurley(La Vernia) running down early leader Jamie Dear and getting the lead on lap 4. Hurley stretched out his advantage while Dear and Josh Sewell battled for second before a late caution set up a green, white, checker finish. As green waved for the final two laps, Hurley was able to get a good jump on Sewell for some breathing room. Sewell never could get close enough to challenge as Hurley in the Clayton Homes of Seguin, Schneider Solar Screens, Delivery Made Easy, Beaver Motorsports, Sassy Styles, All In Designs, Chevy Nova scored the victory. All In Designs Pure Stocks(top 4 from each locked in for Saturday A-main) Qualifier 1; 441 Dakota Heinaman, 01 Joseph Snow, 20 Colt Beaver, 93 Aaron Leddy, 6 Daniel Preston, 25 Bobby Jack, 48 Patrick Lyon, 9 Johnny Westfall, 56 Bob Caulfield, d68 Cody Earnhardt, 95s Sterling Tausch---dns Qualifier 2; 40 Dakota Hurley, 38x Josh Sewell, 15d Jamie Dear, 15b JW Blocker, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 97 James Armendia, 57 Ben Franke, 50 Daniel Waer, 00 Lesley Lazrine, 98 William Saunders Pure Stock heats Heat 1; 20 Colt Beaver, 40 Dakota Hurley, 9 Johnny Westfall, 98 William Saunders, 48 Patrick Lyon, 93 Aaron Leddy, 9c Caitlin Leonard Heat 2; 15d Jamie Dear, 441 Dakota Heinaman, 97 James Aramendia jr, d68 Cody Earnhardt, 00 Lesley Lazrine, 56 Bob Caulfield, 95s Sterling Tausch---dntg Heat 3; 01 Joseph Snow, 38x Josh Sewell, 6 Daniel Preston, 15b JW Blocker, 25 Bobby Jack, 57 Ben Franke, 50 Daniel Waer It was pretty much all Jamie Garner(San Antonio) in the Sport Compact qualifier. Garner got by early leader Jeremy Hernandez on lap 4 and the only thing to slow him was a mid-race yellow after a three wide tangle between Eric Wilson, Alyson Dorken and Brandon McCall. Once back under green, Garner, in the AustinVW, VW, inched away from Kirk Ball and Daniel Zajac who slugged it out for second. Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts(top 6 locked in for Saturday A-main) 3 Jamie Garner, 38 Kirk Ball, 6p Jeremy Hernandez, 76 Eric Wilson, 12 Roy Easler, 114 Brandon McCall, 42 Daniel Zajac, 13m Jeremy Watson, 53 Treyler Caulfield, 33 Charles Earnhardt III, 3g Garrett Godfredson, 43 Alyson Dorken, 24 Lindsey Blevins---dns, 56 Dooley Smith---dns Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 38 Kirk Ball, 114 Brandon McCall, 43 Alyson Dorken, 12 Roy Easler, 76 Eric Wilson, 24 Lindsey Blevins---dns, 56 Dooley Smith---dns Heat 2; 6p Jeremy Hernandez, 3 Jamie Garner, 42 Daniel Zajac, 13m Jeremy Watson, 33 Charles Earnhardt III, 3g Garrett Godfredson, 53 Treyler Caulfield
  22. Street Stock heats Heat 1 40 Kenny Hurley 37 Wayne Wernette 11 Allen Torres 7 Cody Leonard 82 Jarred Stepanski 7x Janel Liese---dns
  23. SSM heats(top 5 redraw) Heat 1 661 Johnny Torres 95 Ronnie Bell jr 658 James Guyton 777 James Hanusch 43 Bobby Edwards 91 Kyle Wisdom 00 Brad Shirley
  24. IMCA Texas Shootout @ Heart o' Texas Speedway, 5/28/17 By JM Hallas Elm Mott, TX.,(May 28th, 2017) Capping off a big Memorial weekend double-header, Heart O' Texas Speedway planned to cap off the week with the IMCA Texas Shootout Sunday night. In Friday nights action during Military Appreciation Night Justin Radcliff(IMCA Modified), TJ Green(IMCA Southern Sport Mods), Wade White (IMCA Stock Cars), Ryan Hopkins(Factory Stocks) and Stacey Robinette(IMCA Hobby Stocks) took home wins. With a draw/redraw format Sunday, and few other tracks running, several drivers took the opportunity to come race in the IMCA classes which featured a $3,000 to win/$100 to start IMCA Hobby Stock Shootout feature and $1,000 to win IMCA Modified Fast Shafts All Star Race qualifier. Sport Mods, I-Stocks and Factory Stock had additional money up for grabs as well. Headlining the night were the Texas Sprint Series Racesaver 305 class running for National points on the ¼ mile, high-banked, dirt oval just outside of Waco. This would be the debut for the series at HOT Speedway with $,1000 to win/$200 to start on the line. Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans. Rain held off long enough to get all but one IMCA Modified heat race in. The track tried to wait, but continued rain forced officials to call it a night. At this time it's yet to be determined how the features will be made up, but rain checks will be honored. In the IMCA Hobby Stocks the Hobby Stock Shootout sponsorship money was split among the 16 drivers that signed in giving each one approximately a $400 payday. The contingency awards were given away by a number draw based on starting positions. Texas Sprint Series Texas Sprint Series heats(top 3 redraw) Heat 1; 7m Kevin Ramey, 15t Marcus Thomas, 35 Jeff Emerson, 12 Reagan Reed, 33c Casey Carter, 0 Danny Merrell, 04 Kyle Jones--dntg Heat 2; 4 Jerry Hammock, 5 Chip Graham, 28 Trevor Reed, 71 Colby Estes, 55 Kenny Elwood, 21 Michelle Melton, 22m Taylor Courtney Heat 3; 74 DJ Estes, 01j Jeb Sessions, 45 Martin Edwards, 99b Britney Bryant, 48 Nathan Moore, 14b Robert Byrom, 56 Craig Woods Heat 4; 82c Christian Kinnison, 20 Chad Wilson, 8kk Tyler Russell, 00 Dustin Woods, 72 Jason Howell, 52 JD Fry IMCA Modifieds IMCA Modified heats(top 3 redraw) Heat 1; 6* Dillon Pike, 260 Erik Thorne, 17 Cody Tidwell, 52 Ken Old, 18 Shawn Sandregen, 81 Ryan Childress, 23 Derek Scott Heat 2; 45t Eric Tomlinson, 26 Dean Abbey, 113 David Goode sr., 11 Matt Martin, 13 Jerry Frydrych, 91 JP Dowell, 20 Mike McCarthy Heat 3; 930 Chase Allen, 1b Brandon Hood, 19 Robert McKinney, 24 Chris Bragg, 9 Pat McGuire, 129 Jamie Campbell, 71k Kevin Sustaire--dns Heat 4; rained out IMCA Southern Sport Mods SSM heats(top 3 redraw) Heat 1; 5 TJ Green, 62 Kamera McDonald, 37 Jeffrey Abbey, 21t Taylor Florio, 4g Garett Rawls, 4f Trevor Foley, 777 James Hanusch, 55 Rusty Head Heat 2; 68 James Guyton, 10d Don Painter, 17 Jeff Sheppard, 29 Michael Votaw, 99 Kasey Kuykendall, 4k Ricky Keller, 7m Dylan Ramey Heat 3; 601 Chris Cogburn, 42 Justin Long, 66 Johnny Torres, 72 Jay Coone, 21 Kevin Peters, 620 Gregory Gutt, 51 Jeremy Henry Heat 4; 58 Sid Kiphen, 195 Gabe Tucker, 95 Ronnie Bell jr., 12 Brandon Geurin, 24t Tyler Bragg, 60 Billy Gould, 10 Casey Brunson IMCA Stock Cars I-Stock heats(top 4 redraw) Heat 1; 63 Andy Roller, 12 Westin Abbey, 717 GW Egbert, 57r Ranger Shipman, 5* Brandon Taylor, 17f John Frydrych Heat 2; 03e Dillon Smith, 68 Wade White, 110 Zach Riley, 28 Jerrett Bransom, 34w Ronnie Warren, 4b Jason Brooks Heat 3; 116 Damon Hammond, 72 Benji Kirkpatrick, v18 Kenny Merritt, 07 Robert Black, 70 George Egbert, 9 Jake Copeland Factory Stocks Factory Stock heats(top 4 redraw) Heat 1; 45k Ray Kemp jr., 18x Jeff Hauser, 8 Christopher Richardson, 7 Ricky Sessions, 14 Joe O'Bryan, 783 John Skinner, 76 JD Nino Heat 2; 4 Ryan Hopkins, 68 Brandon Hood, 4d4 Blaine Simcik, 25 Michael Gaunet, 27 Jerry Pittman, 188 Thomas Clark, 12 Greg Andrews---dns Heat 3; 98 Chris Davis, 127 Casey Lyles, 293 Barry Gaston, 75 Danner Shipman, 88x Michael Votaw , 04 Cameron Cook, 7mk N/A, 789 Jeff Sexton---dns IMCA Hobby Stocks(Texas Hobby Stock Shootout) Hobby Stock heat(top 5 redraw) Heat 1; 57 Kevin Smith, 9 Jeremy Oliver, 42t Tyson Overton, 75 Wesley Warren, 47 Shannon Dulock, 96 Jamie Songer, 32 Joe Williams, 33k Brian Schoenbaum Heat 2; 21j Jordan Cornegay, 7b Eric Stanton, 44 Damian Snyder, 8w3 Hayden Wade, 318 Jonethon Boles, 43 Stacey Robinette, 8 Larry Underwood, 08 Colton Rawls
  25. TSS @ HOT Spwy live updates 5/28/17

    Factory Stock heats(top 4 redraw) Heat 1 45k Ray Kemp jr 18x Jeff Hauser 8 Christopher Richardson 7 Ricky Sessions 14 Joe O'Bryan 783 John Skinner 76 JD Nino
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