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  1. Reutzel Races to World of Outlaws Top Ten at Tulare – Chico and Stockton on Tap for this Weekend by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (March 14, 2019) – After the opening night of last weekend’s NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car double at Tulare, California’s Thunderbowl Raceway fell victim to rain, Aaron Reutzel put together another strong outing by racing to a top-ten finish atop the 1/3-mile clay oval on Saturday night. Reutzel had to work for it, rallying from the 14th starting position to post a ninth-place finish aboard the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car. The California adventures continue for the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team with World of Outlaws events at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night and then the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night. While Reutzel took in last year’s World of Outlaws event at Stockton, Friday’s card will mark his first visit to Silver Dollar Speedway. “I haven’t been there, but I’ve watched a lot of video and it looks like it should be right up our alley,” Reutzel said of Silver Dollar Speedway. Reutzel carries confidence into Stockton as well. “There was a lot of rain leading into it last year, so it was kind of rough,” Reutzel recalls. “We were going good though until a left rear shock broke.” Last Saturday’s event at Thunderbowl Raceway found Reutzel timing in tenth-quick aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry before posting a fourth-place finish in heat race action to secure the 14th starting position for the feature. From there, Reutzel began making his way forward in the closing rounds aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry, nipping Donny Schatz at the line for the ninth-place finish on the night. “We’ve been just a little too tight all year, we’re making gains on it though and I think we’re about where we need to be,” Reutzel explained. “We maintained most of the way at Tulare, then when the fuel burned off enough I was finally able to move in and out the way I needed to. We really got going with about ten to go, we just have to get dialed in a little better to get going sooner.” Ten nights into the Sprint Car season aboard the BRM No. 87, Reutzel and crew look to build upon their progress this weekend. “We started with two different kind of racetracks in Florida that don’t really apply to anywhere else you go,” Reutzel says. “We’re building our notes and we keep making gains, we’re getting close.” The team will reach the midway portion of this month’s World of Outlaws California swing with this weekend’s pair of events at Chico and Stockton. 2019 Quick Stats: 12 races, 5 top-tens. Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Chico, California’s Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night and the Stockton (CA) Dirt Track on Saturday night. Those unable to attend in person can call all the action live via PPV at www.dirtvision.com. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  2. Reutzel Ready to Roll the Dice with a World of Outlaws Double in Vegas by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (February 27, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team are ready to get back to action with the NOS Energy Drinks World of Outlaws Sprint Car series with a pair of events at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas. Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team take to the dirt track in Nevada on both Wednesday and Thursday before rolling on westward to take in the California portion of the World of Outlaws tour over the month of March. “We’re looking forward to it, these are a bunch of fun tracks to race at beginning with Las Vegas,” the driver of the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry commented. The Dirt Track at Las Vegas is where it all started for the BRM No. 87 in 2018, as the team debuted at last year’s event following a weekend washout in Texas that was repeated last weekend. Last year’s debut was a good one, with the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team leaving Las Vegas with a top-five finish. “It got us off on the right foot and really set the tone for the season,” Reutzel said of the season that ultimately led to the All Star Circuit of Champions title. This time around, Reutzel and crew already have some laps in with several nights of Florida competition including the opening two nights of World of Outlaws action that have the Clute, TX, native sitting seventh in series points. “We had a decent enough start in Florida,” Reutzel says. “We got things to where they needed to be by the last night, now we just need to take that out west and keep improving upon it.” It begins Wednesday night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas. 2019 Quick Stats: 9 races, 4 top-tens. Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (NV) on Wednesday and Thursday (February 27 and 28). Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  3. Reutzel Finishes Out Florida in Strong Form at DIRTcar Nationals by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (February 13, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team finished out their Florida in February events on a positive note with a solid performance at last week’s DIRTcar Nationals at Barberville’s Volusia Speedway Park. Reutzel finished out the week ranked seventh in both the final DIRTcar Nationals points as well as the early NOS Energy Drinks World of Outlaws Sprint Car points. After opening the week with runs of ninth and 12th in All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Wednesday and Thursday, Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team finished out the week with showings of 11th and seventh in the opening World of Outlaws events of the year before Sunday night’s finale was rained out. “All in all, it wasn’t too bad for us,” Reutzel commented. “Our starting point wasn’t quite as good as needed it to be. But by the end of the last night, I felt like we were back to where we were last year. I really wish we could have got the Sunday night show in.” The reigning All Star Circuit of Champions kingpin began the week timing in 19th quick in Wednesday’s All Star card and then winning his heat race to land a Dash starting position. After starting the feature in tenth, Reutzel drove the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment machine to a ninth place finish. Thursday’s final All Star card of the Florida portion of the season netted Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team Hard Charger honors for the night after rallying from 24th to capture a 12thplace finish. “We had a hard time qualifying the first couple of nights or so, it made us work that much more to get good finishes,” Reutzel says. The qualifying woes continued as the World of Outlaws kicked off the season on Friday night, but Reutzel rallied from seventh to third in his heat race to salvage the 12th starting position for the feature event and then finished out the night in eleventh. Getting things dialed in what proved to be the final night of the DIRTcar Nationals, Reutzel timed in ninth-quick to lead the way to a seventh-place finish on the night. “We got to where we needed to be, now we’re looking forward to the Texas races next weekend,” Reutzel concluded. Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 team will be back in action with the NOS Energy Drinks World of Outlaws Sprint Car series next weekend at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX, on Friday night, February 22, and then Kilgore’s Lonestar Speedway on Saturday, February 23. 2019 Quick Stats: 9 races, 4 top-tens. Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, TX) on February 22 and Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, TX) on February 23. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  4. Reutzel Ready for DIRTcar Nationals after Pair of Ocala Top Tens by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (February 6, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team are set for five consecutive nights of racing action at Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Winter Nationals this week after posting a pair of top ten finishes in last weekend’s opening set of All Star Circuit of Champions events at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park. The reigning All Star Circuit of Champions titlist will take to Barberville, Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday and Thursday for a pair of All Star events and then the opening three rounds of the 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Reutzel enters the high-octane week of competition after driving the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X entry to a pair of top-tens at Bubba Raceway Park last Thursday and Friday before passing on Saturday’s finale. The Clute, TX, native opened his Sprint Car season with a tenth-place finish in Thursday night’s All Star lidlifter before posting an eighth-place finish on Friday. Reutzel opened things up by timing in fourth quickest overall on Thursday aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment machine, which put him in the second row of heat race action. “We qualified well, but we were in that invert,” Reutzel recalls. While a third-place heat race run secured a feature starting position, it was short of the Dash and had him starting on the sixth row outside in the 30-lap “A” Main. After an opening lap mishap that cost him several positions, Reutzel rallied back through the field to post a tenth-place finish aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine. “We got over the curb on the opening lap and fell back to about 17th,” Reutzel says. “The car was okay, it was enough that I was able to drive back up through there to get back to tenth. We still weren’t quite where we needed to be though.” A qualifying effort of twelfth-quickest overall on Saturday netted a front row starting position that translated into a dominant heat race win to secure a Dash position. “We qualified bad enough to be on the front row, won the heat race and then draw the last starting position for the Dash,” Reutzel recalls. After a fifth-place run in the Dash, Reutzel gridded the feature in the ninth starting position and raced on to an eighth-place finish on a fast yet narrow track. “We started ninth, ran it wide open for 30 laps and finished up in eighth,” Reutzel said of the night. With afternoon showers on Saturday putting the night’s event in question, Reutzel and crew made the early decision to forego the Ocala finale. “We really thought it would rain out,” Reutzel says. “We just felt it was better to take an extra day to get everything ready for Volusia.” It will be Reutzel’s second dose of DIRTcar Nationals competition after taking in the 2017 edition of the event. “We struggled with motor issues the entire time the last time here, so we didn’t really get a chance to race,” Reutzel recalls. “We should be in good shape now and I think this should be our kind of place. We just need to qualify well and go from there, I’m looking forward to this week.” The chase for that Big Gator gets under way on Wednesday night. 2019 Quick Stats: 5 races, 2 top-tens. Next Up: DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, FL, on Wednesday through Sunday (All Star Circuit of Champions on Wednesday and Thursday, World of Outlaws on Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Those unable to attend in person can catch all the action live via PPV on www.dirtvision.com. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  5. Weiss a Winner of $14K in Wild West Shootout Finale – Sheppard Crowned Champion by Lonnie Wheatley SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 13, 2019) – The conclusion of the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway played out in the most unpredictable of fashions with Manitoba’s Ricky Weiss cashing for a $14,000 payday in Sunday night’s Shaw Trucking 50-lap Super Late Model finale. Perhaps with a lucky horseshoe aboard the No. 7 entry, Weiss assumed the point for a green-white-checkered restart after Scott Bloomquist crashed into a stopped car less than a half-lap away from the checkered flag. Earlier in the race, Bloomquist had taken command when Bobby Pierce surrendered the point with rear end failure. “I hate to see that,” Weiss said of Bloomquist’s last lap misfortune. “He was checked out, he was gone.” While Weiss topped the Late Model finale, Ricky Thornton, Jr., bested the Modifieds and Cole Searing added his fourth win of the six-race miniseries in X Modified competition with Darrell Nelson topping the makeup Modified main event from the previous night. Brandon Sheppard earned the Wild West Shootout championship in the Modified ranks with Nelson capturing Modified title honors and Searing scoring X Modified championship honors for the second year in a row. In the 50-lap Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport feature event, Bobby Pierce once again battled into the lead on the opening round and was gunning to bump Keyser Quarter Million Challenge bonus from $10,000 to $25,000 with a fourth win of the week. And for much of the race, it appeared that the Illinois racer would do just that. But for the second night in a row, Pierce slowed near the midway point to bring out a caution. This time, it came after 27 laps with race-ending rear end woes that handed the lead off to Bloomquist. Closing in on his first career Wild West Shootout win, Bloomquist held nearly a half straightaway lead as he took the white flag only to have disaster strike when he tagged the car of R.C. Whitwell that was backed into the turn three wall. Weiss, who had worked his way towards the front from 11th, found himself out front on the restart and raced on to his second victory of the week. “Our speed is because of them,” Weiss said of the Bloomquist team. “We’ve been working together as a team.” Brandon Overton chased Weiss to the line in second with Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans and Jimmy Mars rounding out the top five. d’s sixth top-five run in as many events including one runner-up finish, two third-place showing, one fourth-place finish and a fifth-place outing was enough to net the 13th Annual Wild West Shootout championship. “We stayed in the top five all week,” Sheppard commented. “We had a lot of bad luck all week that nobody ever saw. My hat’s off to all of my crew.” Darrell Nelson opened the night by fending off Rodney Sanders to win the 25-lap Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential feature event postponed from Saturday night while Ricky Thornton, Jr., became the first repeat winner of the week by leading Sanders and Dereck Ramirez to the stripe in the finale. Five top-fives in six events including the makeup feature win gave Nelson the Wild West Shootout Modified championship by just nine points over Sanders. South Dakota’s Cole Searing put an exclamation point on a second consecutive Wild West Shootout championship effort in the RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson ranks by racing to his fourth win of the week ahead of Austin Hunter and Preston Carr in the 20-lap finale. After winning three of six features last year, Searing upped it to four along with a runner-up and a third-place finish to take the title by a comfortable 76 point advantage. Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix. From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side. For more information, visit www.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074. The 13th Annual Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Sport Truck RV, PFC Brakes, Arizona Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shaw Trucking, San Tan Ford, Toste Construction, Swift Springs, Pro Power Engines, Five Star Graphix, Beaver Stripes, VP Racing Fuel, Penske Racing Shocks and Hoosier Tires. 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Results from FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway – Sunday, January 13, 2019 Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport: Qualifying: Group 1: 1. 97-Cade Dillard 15.589, 2. 2-Brandon Overton 15.617, 3. 32b-Cody Laney 15.683, 4. 71-Hudson O’Neal 15.771, 5. 91p-Jason Papich 15.882, 6. 38-Joey Tanner 15.943, 7. 10n-Rob Sanders 16.335, 8. 83-Dennis Souza 16.805, 9. 7w-Richard Wallace 16.859, 10. 42s-Don Shaw NT. Group 2: 1. 0-Scott Bloomquist 15.154, 2. 32p-Bobby Pierce 15.336, 3. 86-Kyle Beard 15.442, 4. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr. 15.491, 5. 91-Tony Toste 15.497, 6. 51-Joey Moriarty 15.523, 7. 15d-Justin Duty 15.745, 8. 44-Cole Schill 16.012, 9. 78s-Steve Stultz 16.241, 10. 37-Rob Mayea 16.760. Group 3: 1. 18-Chase Junghans 15.426, 2. 11-Pat Doar 15.452, 3. 7-Ricky Weiss 15.498, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard 15.499, 5. 2s-Stormy Scott 15.641, 6. 75-Terry Phillips 15.955, 7. 28c-John Cornell 16.005, 8. 76-Blair Northdurft 16.111, 9. 23-Brad Williams 16.319, 10. 24-Xavier Ortega 16.925. Group 4: 1. 28m-Jimmy Mars 15.175, 2. 32-Chris Simpson 15.481, 3. 17-Billy Franklin 15.522, 4. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell 15.578, 5. 1g-Garrett Alberson 15.630, 6. 20v-Rece Vaught 15.763, 7. 15v-Kolby Vandenbergh 15.895, 8. 6T-Terry Carter 16.575, 9. 942-Steve Isenberg 16.678. Heat Races – Top 4 advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2-Brandon Overton, 2. 97-Cade Dillard, 3. 32b-Cody Laney, 4. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 5. 91p-Jason Papich, 6. 42s-Don Shaw, 7. 38-Joey Tanner, 8. 10n-Rob Sanders, 9. 7w-Richard Wallace, 10. 83-Dennis Souza. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 3. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr., 4. 86-Kyle Beard, 5. 51-Joey Moriarty, 6. 91-Tony Toste, 7. 44-Cole Schill, 8. 37-Rob Mayea, 9. 78s-Steve Stultz, 10. 15d-Justin Duty (DNS). Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 18-Chase Junghans, 2. 11-Pat Doar, 3. 7-Ricky Weiss, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 2s-Stormy Scott, 6. 75-Terry Phillips, 7. 76-Blair Northdurft, 8. 28c-John Cornell, 9. 23-Brad Williams, 10. 24-Xavier Ortega. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 28m-Jimmy Mars, 2. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell, 3. 32-Chris Simpson, 4. 1g-Garrett Alberson, 5. 17-Billy Franklin, 6. 20v-Rece Vaught, 7. 942-Steve Isenberg, 8. 6T-Terry Carter, 9. 15v-Kolvy Vandenbergh (DNS). “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 2s-Stormy Scott, 2. 42s-Don Shaw, 3. 75-Terry Phillips, 4. 38-Joey Tanner, 5. 91p-Jason Papich, 6. 28c-John Cornell, 7. 76-Blair Northdurft, 8. 23-Brad Williams, 9. 24-Xavier Ortega, 10. 7w-Richard Wallace, 11. 83-Dennis Souza, 12. 10n-Rob Sanders. Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 51-Joey Moriarty, 2. 91-Tony Toste, 3. 17-Billy Franklin, 4. 44-Cole Schill, 5. 20v-Rece Vaught, 6. 37-Rob Mayea, 7. 78s-Steve Stultz, 8. 6T-Terry Carter. Pro Power Dash Dash (10 Laps): 1. 91p-Jason Papich, 2. 76-Blair Northdurft, 3. 20v-Rece Vaught, 4. 24-Xavier Ortega, 5. 37-Rob Mayea, 6. 78s-Steve Stultz. “A” Main “A” Main (50 Laps): 1. 7-Ricky Weiss, 2. 2-Brandon Overton, 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 4. 18-Chase Junghans, 5. 28m-Jimmy Mars, 6. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr., 7. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 8. 1g-Garrett Alberson, 9. 97-Cade Dillard, 10. 86-Kyle Beard, 11. 91p-Jason Papich, 12. 42s-Don Shaw, 13. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 14. 11-Pat Doar, 15. 91-Tony Toste, 16. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell, 17. 38-Joey Tanner, 18. 44-Cole Schill, 19. 51-Joey Moriarty, 20. 17-Billy Franklin, 21. 32b-Cody Laney, 22. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 23. 32-Chris Simpson, 24. 75-Terry Phillips, 25. 2s-Stormy Scott. Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential: Makeup “A” Main from Saturday, January 12: “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 442-Darrell Nelson, 2. 20-Rodney Sanders, 3. 71s-Dustin Strand, 4. 30-Matt Leer, 5. 02-Cody Scholpp, 6. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 7. 4R-Dereck Ramirez, 8. J17-Jacob Gallardo, 9. 4w-Tyler Wolff, 10. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 11. 111-Bumper Jones, 12. 86-Kyle Beard, 13. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 14. 32-D.J. Shannon, 15. 9-Jimmy Ray, 16. 19sb-Lance Mari, 17. 6-Casey Skyberg, 18. G17-Fito Gallardo, 19. 21-Casey Arneson, 20. 5b-Chaz Baca, 21. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 22. 75-Cody Skytland, 23. 17-Lance Schill, 24. 91-Joe Duvall (DNS). Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to Two “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 71s-Dustin Strand, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 111-Bumper Jones, 4. 19sb-Lance Mari, 5. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 6. 86-Kyle Beard, 7. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 8. 44-Christy Barnett, 9. 7-Ken McCleskey, 10. 5c-Steve Carter. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 4w-Tyler Wolff, 2. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 3. 9-Jimmy Ray, 4. 02-Cody Scholpp, 5. 75-Cody Skytland, 6. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 7. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 8. 131-Royal Jones, 9. 5b-Chaz Baca, 10. 6-Casey Skyberg, 11. 2-Don Gumke. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 2. 17-Lance Schill, 3. 4R-Dereck Ramirez, 4. 32-D.J. Shannon, 5. 8a-Al Giesbrecht, 6. 3-Tim Tharp, 7. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 8. 36-Ryan Cousins, 9. D25-David Tanner, 10. 196-Joey Olschowka. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 442-Darrell Nelson, 2. 20-Rodney Sanders, 3. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 4. 30-Matt Leer, 5. J17-Jacob Gallardo, 6. 2a-Casey Arneson, 7. 10c-Chad Olsen, 8. 57-Duke Erickson, 9. 27-Scott Greer. “B” Main – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main “B” Main One (12 Laps): 1. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 2. 86-Kyle Beard, 3. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 4. J17-Jacob Gallardo, 5. 44-Christy Barnett, 6. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 7. 10c-Chad Olsen, 8. 57-Duke Erickson, 9. 3-Tim Tharp, 10. 5c-Steve Carter. “B” Main Two (12 Laps): 1. 30-Matt Leer, 2. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 3. 2a-Casey Arneson, 4. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 5. 36-Ryan Cousins, 6. 2-Don Gumke, 7. 27-Chris Unrau, 8. 6-Casey Skyberg, 9. 7-Ken McCleskey, 10. 8-Scott Greer, 11. 131-Royal Jones. “A” Main “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 20-Rodney Sanders, 3. 4R-Dereck Ramirez, 4. 71s-Dustin Strand, 5. 442-Darrell Nelson, 6. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 7. 4w-Tyler Wolff, 8. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 9. 19sb-Lance Mari, 10. 2a-Casey Arneson, 11. 30-Matt Leer, 12. 86-Kyle Beard, 13. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 14. J17-Jacob Gallardo, 15. 02-Cody Scholpp, 16. 32-D.J. Shannon, 17. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 18. 9-Jimmy Ray, 19. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 20. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 21. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 22. 17-Lance Schill, 23. 75-Cody Skytland, 24. 111-Bumper Jones. RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to “B” Main Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 5c-Preston Carr, 2. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 3. 27c-Dave Cain, 4. 19-Lucas Rodin, 5. 1s-Scott Bintz, 6. 8n-Nick Rivera, 7. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 8. 88-Nathan Smith, 9. 15s-Wade Skindelein, 10. 17x-Rob Moseley, 11. 7b-Bailey Cousins, 12. 97x-Don Schaefer. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 37x-Skeeter Estey, 2. 44-Austin Hunter, 3. 17-Lance Schill, 4. 97-Coleman Anderson, 5. 777-Mike Rosales, 6. 10c-Cole Haugland, 7. 13b-Jsss Brekke, 8. 3J-Josh Cain, 9.171-Jed Smith, 10. 07-Donovan Flores, 11. 1-Shelby Frye, 12. 81x-Matt Spardy. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 16-Jason VandeCamp, 2. 16x-Skyler Smith, 3. 10-Cole Searing, 4. 27x-Kalvin Iverson, 5. 2g-Brock Gronwold, 6. 30-D.J. Tesch, 7. 32-Eric Haugland, 8. 316-Chase Alves, 9. 6c-Kalvin Caitlin, 10. US-Jonathan Olmscheid, 11. 20-Austin Ellis, 12. 19d-Dane Durbin “B” Main – Top 8 advance to “A” Main “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 2. 3J-Josh Cain, 3. 32-Eric Haugland, 4. 777-Mike Rosales, 5. 30-D.J. Tesch, 6. 88-Nathan Smith, 7. 15s-Wade Skindelien, 8. 17x-Rob Moseley, 9. 19d-Dane Durbin, 10. 316-Chase Alves, 11. 6c-Kalvin Caitlin, 12. 07-Donovan Flores, 13. US-Jonathan Olmscheid, 14. 171-Jed Smith, 15. 1x-Shelby Frye, 16. 13b-Jess Brekke, 17. 7b-Bailey Cousins, 18. 20-Austin Ellis, 19. 97x-Don Schaefer. “A” Main “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 10-Cole Searing, 2. 44-Austin Hunter, 3. 5c-Preston Carr, 4. 37x-Skeeter Estey, 5. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 6. 1s-Scott Bintz, 7. 97-Coleman Anderson, 8. 16x-Skyler Smith, 9. 8n-Nick Rivera, 10. 777-Mike Rosales, 11. 3J-Josh Cain, 12. 88-Nathan Smith, 13. 17-Lance Schill, 14. 10c-Cole Haugland, 15. 27x-Kalvin Iverson, 16. 2g-Brock Gronwold, 17. 15s-Wade Skindelein, 18. 27c-Dave Cain, 19. 19-Lucas Rodin, 20. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 21. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 22. 32-Eric Haugland, 23. 30-D.J. Tesch, 24. 17x-Rob Moseley. Final 13th Annual Wild West Shootout Points: Late Models 1 b5 Brandon Sheppard 361 2 32p Bobby Pierce 341 3 2 Brandon Overton 313 4 97 Cade Dillard 305 5 7 Ricky Weiss 304 6 71 Hudson O'Neal 295 7 0 Scott Bloomquist 288 8 18 Chase Junghans 280 9 86 Kyle Beard 237 10 1p Earl Pearson, Jr. 235 11 28m Jimmy Mars 208 12 1g Garrett Alberson 192 13 32 Chris Simpson 177 14 91p Jason Papich 165 15 71rc R.C. Whitwell 157 16 91 Tony Toste 156 17 42s Don Shaw 152 18 6rt Ricky Thornton, Jr. 151 19 75 Terry Phillips 151 20 51 Joey Moriarty 135 21 2s Stormy Scott 126 22 11 Pat Doar 118 23 7mm Michael Maresca 108 24 32b Cody Laney 77 25 44 Cole Schill 64 26 17 Billy Franklin 42 27 15d Justin Duty 38 28 38 Thomas Hunziker 29 29 10n Rob Sanders 27 30 38 Joey Tanner 21 31 37w Scott Ward 18 32 15v Kolby Vandenbergh 17 33 20v Rece Vaught 15 34 37 Rob Mayea 14 35 76 Blair Northdurft 14 36 28c John Cornell 13 37 14m Dean Moore 12 38 3x Lyndon Bolt 12 39 6T Terry Carter 12 40 7w Richard Wallace 12 41 942 Terry Casey 11 42 78s Steve Stultz 11 43 24 Rick Ortega 10 44 942 Steve Isenberg 10 45 46 Darren Coffell 8 46 83 Dennis Souza 8 47 g17 Jacob Gallardo 6 48 44L Brandon Lewis 6 49 23 Brad Williams 6 50 54 Carlos Ahumada 4 51 28 Jim Whisler 2 52 83 Trevor Anderson 2 53 83 Chaz Baca 2 54 24 Xavier Ortega 2 Modifieds 1 442 Darrell Nelson 343 2 20 Rodney Sanders 334 3 4w Tyler Wolff 310 4 71s Dustin Strand 297 5 4R Dereck Ramirez 258 6 1tpo Tyler Peterson 227 7 30 Matt Leer 219 8 20rt Ricky Thornton, Jr. 215 9 18z Zane Devilbiss 212 10 86 Kyle Beard 206 11 51 Alex Guthmiller 200 12 2a Casey Arneson 197 13 O2 Kody Scholpp 187 14 111 Bumper Jones 185 15 65x Carlos Ahumada 177 16 19sb Lance Mari 170 17 6d Dylan Goplen 146 18 32 D.J. Shannon 139 19 J17 Jacob Gallardo 136 20 6 Casey Skyberg 127 21 75 Cody Skytland 117 22 91 Joe Duvall 110 23 33 Steve Muilenburg 99 24 10 Chad Olsen 83 25 9 Jimmy Ray 79 26 22 Davey Mills 77 27 77x Austin Kuehl 75 28 21z Isaiah Geisel 75 29 5k Chaz Baca 74 30 57 Duke Erickson 72 31 36 Ryan Cousins 70 32 17 Matt Gilbertson 64 33 71 Jessie Hoskins 56 34 98 Alex Stanford 53 35 44 Christy Barnett 52 36 9L Vincent Lucas 51 37 131 Royal Jones 49 38 8 Scott Greer 43 39 2 Don Gumke 38 40 23 Adam Cates 38 41 71k Kenny Wallace 36 42 7 Ken McCleskey 35 43 5b Brenda Kirby 31 44 18k Jacob Pace 29 45 d25 David Tanner 28 46 17 Stoney Kruk 28 47 196 Joey Olsvhowka 27 48 54 Carlos Ahumada, Sr. 26 49 8 Al Giesbrecht 25 50 g17 Fito Gallardo 21 51 4 Blake Higginbotham 20 52 17 Lance Schill 16 53 3 Tim Tharp 12 54 5c Steve Carter 4 55 US Jonathan Olmscheid 3 56 27 Chris Unrau 2 57 1x Steve Streeter 2 58 196 Marni Boyer 2 59 292 Ryan Roath 1 X-Modifieds 1 10 Cole Searing 396 2 3J Josh Cain 320 3 16 Jason VandeKamp 300 4 39 Steve Muilenburg 272 5 37x Skeeter Estey 270 6 44 Austin Hunter 235 7 1s Scott Bintz 232 8 19 Lucas Rodin 227 9 17 Lance Schill 223 10 16x Skyler Smith 212 11 5c Preston Carr 209 12 27x Kalvin Iverson 186 13 44JT Jaime Torres 186 14 97 Coleman Anderson 182 15 2g Brock Gronwold 178 16 777 Mike Rosales 162 17 10c Cole Haugland 162 18 20 Austin Ellis 157 19 30 D.J. Tesch 155 20 97x Don Schaefer 147 21 17x Matt Gilbertson 133 22 19d Dane Durbin 103 23 13b Jess Brekke 90 24 81x Matt Spardy 89 25 41J Josh Jensen 89 26 22 Matt Heinzerling 87 27 32 Eric Haugland 72 28 80 Gerald Vesel 65 29 141 Clint Jensen 64 30 8n Nick Rivera 57 31 27c Dave Cain 54 32 88 Nathan Smith 53 33 15s Wade Skindelein 52 34 6c Kalvin Caitlin 50 35 34 Troy Randall 47 36 7b Bailey Cousins 41 37 17x Robert Moseley 37 38 O7 Donovan Flores 37 39 17e Neil Eckert 37 40 171 Jed Smith 34 41 82x Heath Grizzle 32 42 US Jonathan Olmscheid 31 43 99 Jamie Thorstad 29 44 57 Nathan Higginbotham 27 45 8272 Sherman Barnett 25 46 56 Terry Bahr 24 47 65 Ron Reed 23 48 18g Cooper Guffey 7 49 413 Tate Johnson 7 50 15 Speedy Madrid 6 51 0 Brandon George 4 52 3 Adam Unreu 4 53 1 Shelby Frey 2 54 316 Chase Alves 2 55 2 Jessie Haynie 2 56 74 Dana Boatright 2 57 0 Mike Jung 2
  6. Dillard Dials Up Wild West Shootout Saturday Loot as Searing Strikes Again by Lonnie Wheatley , SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 12, 2019) – Cade Dillard got his first taste of Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts glory by racing to victory lane in the fifth of six rounds of the 13th Annual event on Saturday night atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway clay oval. The Robeline, Louisiana racer took quick advantage of Bobby Pierce’s mid-race misfortune and then fought off a late-race bid from Scott Bloomquist in the 40-lapper to collect the $5,000 winner’s share in Hoker Trucking Victory Lane. While Dillard took the spotlight amidst on-and-off light rain, Cole Searing added another X Modified triumph while the Modified feature was ultimately postponed to Sunday’s finale due to persistent light showers that rendered track conditions unsafe to race upon. In the 40-lap Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport feature event, Bobby Pierce battled into the early from the front row outside and appeared poised to capture a fourth Wild West Shootout win of the week that would have pushed his Keyser Quarter Million bonus from $10,000 to $25,000 with the potential to make it a cool $100K with another triumph in the Sunday finale. The storyline made a dramatic shift after 18 laps however when Pierce came to a stop in turn four with a cut right rear tire. Suddenly, after battling past Hudson O’Neal for second a half-dozen rounds early, Dillard found himself in the driver’s seat. And, he didn’t squander the opportunity, even with the legendary Scott Bloomquist giving chase. Racing through traffic over the final 15 rounds, Bloomquist’s best opportunity came on the 35th lap when Dillard’s momentum was briefly interrupted by a lapped car. Bloomquist pulled alongside on the backstretch, but Dillard countered adeptly and made a couple of swift moves through traffic to put the win away. Bloomquist settled for second with O’Neal filling out the podium with his second third-place finish of the mini-series. After winning the matinee feature earlier in the day, Canadian Ricky Weiss was fourth with Brandon Sheppard rounding out the top five. After putting on a new right rear tire, Pierce started at the tail of the field and rallied through the pack to salvage a ninth-place finish that gives him an 18-point advantage over Sheppard in Wild West Shootout points going into Sunday’s $14,000-to-win Shaw Trucking finale. In the 20-lap RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson feature event, Huron, South Dakota’s weathered a mid-race rain interruption and then collected his third win of the week after starting sixth. Searing was chased to the line by Josh Cain with Skyler Smith, Jason VandeKamp and Steve Muilenburg among the top five. With five podiums in as many events including the three wins, Searing takes a 37-point lead over Cain going into Sunday’s finale as he seeks a second consecutive Wild West Shootout championship. The Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential were set to cap off the evening with Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Alex Guthmiller leading the 25-lap feature field to the green flag. However, persistent showers forced the postponement of the event to Sunday’s finale. Sunday’s 13th Annual Wild West Shootout wraps up at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway with cars taking to the track for hot laps and Late Model qualifying at 3:00 p.m. before making up Saturday night’s Modified “A” Main and then transition into the Shaw Trucking Sunday night finale. After five rounds of $5,000-to-win Super Late Model feature events, Sunday’s Shaw Trucking finale offers up a $14,000-to-win payday for the victor. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.wildwestshootout.net/schedule/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found at www.wildwestshootout.net or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074. Wild West Shootout Hotel Information can be found at http://www.wildwestshootout.net/fan-info/lodging-2/ or by calling Hilton Phoenix/Mesa at 480-833-5555. The Hilton Phoenix/Mesa is located at 1011 West Holmes Avenue in Mesa, AZ. Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix. From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side. For more information, visit www.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074. The 13th Annual Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Sport Truck RV, PFC Brakes, Arizona Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shaw Trucking, San Tan Ford, Toste Construction, Swift Springs, Pro Power Engines, Five Star Graphix, Beaver Stripes, VP Racing Fuel, Penske Racing Shocks and Hoosier Tires. 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Results from FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway – Saturday, January 12, 2019 (Night) Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport: Qualifying: Group 1: 1. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr. 15.379, 2. 86-Kyle Beard 15.440, 3. 71-Hudson O’Neal 15.517, 4. 7-Ricky Weiss 15.547, 5. 17-Billy Franklin 15.603, 6. 91p-Jason Papich 15.636, 7. 91-Tony Toste 15.696, 8. 3x-Lyndon Bolt 15.879, 9. 23-Brad Williams 16.507, 10. 78s-Steve Stultz 16.662, 11. 7w-Richard Wallace 16.764. Group 2: 1. 32p-Bobby Pierce 15.257, 2. 18-Chase Junghans 15.315, 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard 15.413, 4. 42s-Don Shaw 15.495, 5. 71c-R.C. Whitwell 15.567, 6. 942-Terry Casey 15.572, 7. 20v-Rece Vaught 15.691, 8. 44-Cole Schill 16.280, 9. 14m-Dean Moore 16.288, 10. 38-Thomas Hunziker 16.378, 11. 10n-Rob Sanders 16.524. Group 3: 1. 97-Cade Dillard 15.496, 2. 1g-Garrett Alberson 15.541, 3. 7mm-Michael Maresca 15.627, 4. 0-Scott Bloomquist 15.712, 5. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr. 15.734, 6. 15v-Kolby Vandenbergh 15.779, 7. 32b-Cody Laney 15.780, 8. 6T-Terry Carter 15.924, 9. 75-Terry Phillips 16.082, 10. 28c-John Cornell 16.227, 11. 83-Dennis Souza 17.798. Group 4: 1. 28m-Jimmy Mars 15.352, 2. 51-Joey Moriarty 15.401, 3. 2-Brandon Overton 15.477, 4. 2s-Stormy Scott 15.549, 5. 32-Chris Simpson 15.582, 6. 11-Pat Doar 15.736, 7. 76-Blair Northdurft 16.148, 8. 37-Rob Mayea 16.329, 9. 24-Rick Ortega 17.190, 10. 44L-Brandon Lewis 17.976. Heat Races – Top 4 advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 2. 7-Ricky Weiss, 3. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr., 4. 86-Kyle Beard, 5. 91p-Jason Papich, 6. 17-Billy Franklin, 7. 91-Tony Toste, 8. 3x-Lyndon Bolt, 9. 78s-Steve Stultz, 10. 23-Brad Williams, 11. 7w-Richard Wallace. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 2. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 3. 18-Chase Junghans, 4. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell, 5. 942-Terry Casey, 6. 20v-Rece Vaught, 7. 44-Cole Schill, 8. 10n-Rob Sanders, 9. 42s-Don Shaw, 10. 14m-Dean Moore, 11. 38-Thomas Hunziker. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 97-Cade Dillard, 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 3. 1g-Garrett Alberson, 4. 75-Terry Phillips, 5. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 6. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 7. 15v-Kolby Vandenbergh, 8. 32b-Cody Laney, 9. 28c-John Cornell, 10. 6T-Terry Carter, 11. 83-Dennis Souza. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 28m-Jimmy Mars, 2. 2-Brandon Overton, 3. 32-Chris Simpson, 4. 51-Joey Moriarty, 5. 2s-Stormy Scott, 6. 11-Pat Doar, 7. 37-Rob Mayea, 8. 76-Blair Northdurft, 9. 24-Rick Ortega, 10. 44L-Brandon Lewis. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 91p-Jason Papich, 3. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 4. 91-Tony Toste, 5. 32b-Cody Laney, 6. 15v-Kolby Vandenbergh, 7. 17-Billy Franklin, 8. 28c-John Cornell, 9. 23-Brad Williams, 10. 78s-Steve Stultz, 11. 3x-Lyndon Bolt, 12. 6T-Terry Carter, 13. 7w-Richard Wallace, 14. 83-Dennis Souza. Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 2s-Stormy Scott, 2. 42s-Don Shaw, 3. 942-Terry Casey, 4. 44-Cole Schill, 5. 11-Pat Doar, 6. 76-Blair Northdurft, 7. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 8. 37-Rob Mayea, 9. 24-Rick Ortega, 10. 14m-Dean Moore, 11. 10n-Rob Sanders, 12. 44L-Brandon Lewis, 13. 20v-Rece Vaught. “A” Main “A” Main (40 Laps): 1. 97-Cade Dillard, 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 3. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 4. 7-Ricky Weiss, 5. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 6. 18-Chase Junghans, 7. 2-Brandon Overton, 8. 86-Kyle Beard, 9. 32b-Bobby Pierce, 10. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr., 11. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell, 12. 1g-Garrett Alberson, 13. 2s-Stormy Scott, 14. 75-Terry Phillips, 15. 42s-Don Shaw, 16. 44-Cole Schill, 17. 32-Chris Simpson, 18. 51-Joey Moriarty, 19. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 20. 91-Tony Toste, 21. 91p-Jason Papich, 22. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 23. 28m-Jimmy Mars, 24. 942-Terry Casey. Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to Two “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 442-Darrell Nelson, 2. J17-Jacob Gallardo, 3. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 4. 6-Casey Skyberg, 5. 17-Stoney Kruk, 6. 7-Ken McCleskey, 7. 71k-Kenny Wallace, 8. 54-Carlos Ahumada, Sr., 9. 5k-Chaz Baca, 10. 22-Davey Mills, 11. 57-Duke Erickson (DNS), 12. 98-Alex Stanford (DNS). Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 30-Matt Leer, 3. 4w-Tyler Wolff, 4. 02-Kody Scholpp, 5. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 6. 131-Royal Jones, 7. G17-Fito Gallardo, 8. 9-Jimmy Ray, 9. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 10. 18k-Jacob Pace, 11. 10c-Chad Olson, 12. 77x-Austin Kuehl (DNS). Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 20-Rodney Sanders, 2. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 3. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 4. 75-Cody Skytland, 5. 86-Kyle Beard, 6. 32-D.J. Shannon, 7. 4R-Dereck Ramirez, 8. 9L-Vncent Lucas, 9. 2-Don Gumke, 10. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 11. 8a-Al Giesbrecht. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 2a-Casey Arneson, 2. 91-Joe Duvall, 3. 111-Bumper Jones, 4. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 5. 71s-Dustin Strand, 6. 5b-Brenda Kirby, 7. 19sb-Lance Mari, 8. D25-David Tanner, 9. 44-Christy Barnett, 10. 36-Ryan Cousins, 11. 4-Blake Higginbotham. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 32-D.J. Shannon, 2. 19sb-Lance Mari, 3. 71s-Dustin Strand, 4. G17-Fito Gallardo, 5. 44-Christy Bennett, 6. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 7. 2-Don Gumke, 8. 57-Duke Erickson, 9. 5b-Brenda Kirby, 10. 18k-Jacob Pace. DNS: 54-Carlos Ahumada, Sr., 9L-Vincent Lucas, 36-Ryan Cousins, 71-Jessie Hoskins, 8a-Al Giesbrecht. Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 4R-Dereck Ramirez, 2. 9-Jimmy Ray, 3. 17-Stoney Kruk, 4. 5k-Chaz Baca, 5. 10c-Chad Olson, 6. D25-David Tanner, 7. 131-Royal Jones, 8. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 9. 7-Ken McCleskey. DNS: 71k-Kenny Wallace, 6d-Dylan Goplen, 22-Davey Mills, 4-Blake Higginbotham, 77x-Austin Kuehl, 98-Alex Stanford. “A” Main “A” Main (25 Laps): Postponed to Sunday, January 13, 2019, by rain. RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to “B” Main Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 27x-Kalvin Iverson, 2. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 3. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 4. 34-Troy Randall, 5. 2g-Brock Gronwold, 6. 19-Lucas Rodin, 7. 8n-Nick Rivera, 8. 32-Eric Haugland, 9. 17e-Neil Eckert, 10. 27c-Dave Cain, 11. 07-Donovan Flores, 12. 5c-Preston Carr. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 16x-Skyler Smith, 2. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 3. 1s-Scott Bintz, 4. 97-Coleman Anderson, 5. 6c-Kalvin Caitlin, 6. 10c-Cole Haugland, 7. 99-Jamie Thorstad, 8. 141-Clint Jensen, 9. 15-Speedy Madrid, 10. 171-Jed Smith, 11. US-Jonathan Olmscheid. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 97x-Don Schaefer, 2. 19d-Dane Durbin, 3. 80-Gerald Vesel, 4. 30-D.J. Tesch, 5. 777-Mike Rosales, 6. 88-Nathan Smith, 7. 7b-Bailey Cousins, 8. 57-Nathan Higginbotham, 9. 65-Ron Reed, 10. 56-Terry Bahr, 11. 22-Matt Heinzerling. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 3J-Josh Cain, 2. 10-Cole Searing, 3. 0-Matt Gilbertson, 4. 44-Austin Hunter, 5. 20-Austin Ellis, 6. 17-Lance Schill, 7. 15s-Wade Skinderlein, 8. 81x-Matt Spardy, 9. 17x-Rob Moseley, 10. 37x-Skeeter Estey, 11. 41J-Josh Jensen. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 5c-Preston Carr, 2. 777-Mike Rosales, 3. 1s-Scott Bintz, 4. 10c-Cole Haugland, 5. 32-Eric Haugland, 6. 20-Austin Ellis, 7. 15s-Wade Skinderlein, 8. 81x-Matt Spardy, 9. 15-Speedy Madrid, 10. 65-Ron Reed, 11. 22-Matt Heinzerling, 12. 17e-Neil Eckert. DNS: 141-Clint Jensen, 171-Jed Smith, 41J-Josh Jensen. Second “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 37x-Skeeter Estey, 2. 19-Lucas Rodin, 3. 2g-Brock Gronwold, 4. 0-Matt Gilbertson, 5. 8n-Nick Rivera, 6. 27c-Dave Cain, 7. 07-Donovan Flores, 8. US-Jonathan Olmscheid, 9. 17x-Rob Moseley, 10. 56-Terry Bahr, 11. 7b-Bailey Cousins, 12. 34-Troy Randall, 57-Nathan Higginbotham. DNS: 99-Jamie Thorstad. “A” Main “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 10-Cole Searing, 2. 3J-Josh Cain, 3. 16x-Skyler Smith, 4. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 5. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 6. 97-Coleman Anderson, 7. 2g-Brock Gronwold, 8. 37x-Skeeter Estey, 9. 10c-Cole Haugland, 10. 19-Lucas Rodin, 11. 97x-Don Schaefer, 12. 44-Austin Hunter, 13. 30-D.J. Tesch, 14. 19d-Dane Durbin, 15. 27x-Kalvin Iverson, 16. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 17. 6c-Kalvin Caitlin, 18. 80-Gerald Vesel, 19. 777-Mike Rosales, 20. 0-Matt Gilbertson, 21. 17-Lance Schill, 22. 1s-Scott Bintz, 23. 5c-Preston Carr, 24. 88-Nathan Smith. Late Models 1 32p Bobby Pierce 320 2 b5 Brandon Sheppard 302 3 97 Cade Dillard 262 4 2 Brandon Overton 248 5 71 Hudson O'Neal 248 6 0 Scott Bloomquist 248 7 7 Ricky Weiss 238 8 18 Chase Junghans 218 9 86 Kyle Beard 197 10 1p Earl Pearson, Jr. 184 11 32 Chris Simpson 164 12 6rt Ricky Thornton, Jr. 151 13 1g Garrett Alberson 148 14 28m Jimmy Mars 147 15 75 Terry Phillips 143 16 91p Jason Papich 130 17 91 Tony Toste 130 18 71rc R.C. Whitwell 129 19 42s Don Shaw 120 20 2s Stormy Scott 117 21 51 Joey Moriarty 116 22 7mm Michael Maresca 108 23 11 Pat Doar 85 24 32b Cody Laney 60 25 44 Cole Schill 45 26 15d Justin Duty 37 27 38 Thomas Hunziker 29 28 10n Rob Sanders 25 29 17 Billy Franklin 25 30 37w Scott Ward 18 31 15v Kolby Vandenbergh 16 32 14m Dean Moore 12 33 3x Lyndon Bolt 12 34 37 Rob Mayea 12 35 28c John Cornell 11 36 76 Blair Northdurft 11 37 20v Rece Vaught 11 38 942 Terry Casey 11 39 6T Terry Carter 10 40 7w Richard Wallace 10 41 24 Rick Ortega 10 42 78s Steve Stultz 9 43 46 Darren Coffell 8 44 942 Steve Isenberg 7 45 g17 Jacob Gallardo 6 46 83 Dennis Souza 6 47 44L Brandon Lewis 6 48 54 Carlos Ahumada 4 49 23 Brad Williams 4 50 28 Jim Whisler 2 51 83 Trevor Anderson 2 52 83 Chaz Baca 2 Modifieds 1 442 Darrell Nelson 227 2 4w Tyler Wolff 218 3 20 Rodney Sanders 213 4 71s Dustin Strand 184 5 1tpo Tyler Peterson 180 6 4R Dereck Ramirez 151 7 2a Casey Arneson 146 8 86 Kyle Beard 145 9 111 Bumper Jones 139 10 51 Alex Guthmiller 137 11 20rt Ricky Thornton, Jr. 134 12 6d Dylan Goplen 132 13 30 Matt Leer 132 14 65x Carlos Ahumada 131 15 18z Zane Devilbiss 112 16 O2 Kody Scholpp 111 17 19sb Lance Mari 107 18 6 Casey Skyberg 106 19 91 Joe Duvall 105 20 75 Cody Skytland 97 21 33 Steve Muilenburg 93 22 32 D.J. Shannon 88 23 10 Chad Olson 79 24 22 Davey Mills 76 25 57 Duke Erickson 69 26 J17 Jacob Gallardo 68 27 36 Ryan Cousins 67 28 17 Matt Gilbertson 64 29 5k Chaz Baca 59 30 21z Isaiah Geisel 58 31 71 Jessie Hoskins 55 32 77x Austin Kuehl 53 33 98 Alex Stanford 52 34 9L Vincent Lucas 50 35 44 Christy Barnett 49 36 131 Royal Jones 46 37 8 Scott Greer 41 38 23 Adam Cates 38 39 2 Don Gumke 35 40 71k Kenny Wallace 35 41 9 Jimmy Ray 33 42 7 Ken McCleskey 32 43 5b Brenda Kirby 30 44 18k Jacob Pace 28 45 196 Joey Olsvhowka 25 46 54 Carlos Ahumada, Sr. 25 47 d25 David Tanner 25 48 17 Stoney Kruk 21 49 4 Blake Higginbotham 19 50 8 Al Giesbrecht 19 51 3 Tim Tharp 8 52 g17 Fito Gallardo 4 53 US Jonathan Olmscheid 3 54 27 Chris Unrau 2 55 1x Steve Streeter 2 56 196 Marni Boyer 2 57 5c Steve Carter 2 58 292 Ryan Roath 1 X-Modifieds 1 10 Cole Searing 325 2 3J Josh Cain 288 3 39 Steve Muilenburg 248 4 16 Jason VandeKamp 244 5 37x Skeeter Estey 210 6 19 Lucas Rodin 207 7 17 Lance Schill 190 8 1s Scott Bintz 183 9 44JT Jaime Torres 173 10 16x Skyler Smith 166 11 44 Austin Hunter 165 12 27x Kalvin Iverson 158 13 20 Austin Ellis 155 14 2g Brock Gronwold 150 15 5c Preston Carr 145 16 30 D.J. Tesch 145 17 97x Don Schaefer 145 18 97 Coleman Anderson 135 19 10c Cole Haugland 134 20 17x Matt Gilbertson 133 21 777 Mike Rosales 125 22 19d Dane Durbin 101 23 41J Josh Jensen 89 24 13b Jess Brekke 87 25 81x Matt Spardy 87 26 22 Matt Heinzerling 87 27 80 Gerald Vesel 65 28 141 Clint Jensen 64 29 32 Eric Haugland 61 30 6c Kalvin Caitlin 48 31 34 Troy Randall 47 32 7b Bailey Cousins 39 33 17e Neil Eckert 37 34 O7 Donovan Flores 35 35 82x Heath Grizzle 32 36 171 Jed Smith 32 37 15s Wade Skindelein 32 38 27c Dave Cain 31 39 17x Robert Moseley 31 40 US Jonathan Olmscheid 29 41 99 Jamie Thorstad 29 42 57 Nathan Higginbotham 27 43 8272 Sherman Barnett 25 44 56 Terry Bahr 24 45 65 Ron Reed 23 46 88 Nathan Smith 23 47 8n Nick Rivera 18 48 18g Cooper Guffey 7 49 413 Tate Johnson 7 50 15 Speedy Madrid 6 51 0 Brandon George 4 52 3 Adam Unreu 4 53 2 Jessie Haynie 2 54 74 Dana Boatright 2 55 0 Mike Jung 2
  7. Pierce Pounces on another Wild West Shootout Win with Thornton & Searing Victorious as Well by Lonnie Wheatley SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 9, 2019) – Bobby Pierce moved one step closer to a potential Keyser’s Quarter-Million Challenge bonus payout by wiring Wednesday’s Super Late Model field at the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway clay oval. While the Oakwood, IL, ace led all 30 non-stop rounds to collect the $5,000 victory, it wasn’t without strong challenges from Brandon Overton over the final dozen laps. With Pierce adding his second win of the six-race miniseries, Ricky Thornton, Jr., bested the Modified ranks while Cole Searing made it two in a row in X Modified action. Taking the green flag on the front row outside of the Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport feature event, Pierce gunned into the lead at the outset and set a torrid pace on the top side of the track. In his wake, sixth-starter Overton worked his past Chase Junghans by the ninth round and chipped away at Pierce’s advantage over the ensuing circuits. Working through traffic, Overton closed to Pierce’s rear bumper by the 20th round and challenged for the point several times before a pair of last lap efforts fell just short at the line. “I love this track,” Pierce said from Hoker Trucking Victory Lane. “It’s just the perfect shape and it fits me really well.” With the triumph, Pierce is still eligible for a $250,000 bonus courtesy of the Keyser’s Quarter-Million Challenge should he win all six events. One more win on the week assures a $10,000 bonus, two more is worth an extra $25,000 and three more to push his total to five would be worth $100,000. “It’s a little more pressure, but I’m a lot more relaxed knowing that we’ve got a good car,” Pierce explained. While Pierce took the checkered flag just ahead of Overton, the battle for third a half straightaway back waged on between a handful of cars with Scott Bloomquist utilizing traffic to his advantage to surge into the show position in the final handful of laps after running fifth much of the way. Hudson O’Neal held fourth until mechanical problems slowed him on the final round with Cade Dillard capitalizing to snare fourth with Brandon Sheppard slipping by Junghans on the final lap to round out the top five. Ricky Thornton, Jr., took full advantage of his front row outside starting position in the 25-lap Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential feature event by leading all the way for his first Wild West Shootout win of the year. Thornton, Jr., jumped out front immediately and never looked back, ultimately taking the checkered flag ahead of tenth-starter Dustin Strand with Matt Gilbertson, 21st starter Tyler Wolff and Alex Guthmiller in the top five. After topping three of six events last year to take the Wild West Shootout title, Huron, South Dakota’s Cole Searing continued his mastery of the RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson. After starting the 20-lap feature event in fifth, Searing needed just three laps to make his way to the front and led the rest of the way to make it two-for-two thus far in this year’s rendition of the Wild West Shootout. Searing was chased to the stripe by 11th-starter Josh Cain with Jason VandeKamp, Preston Carr and 17th-starter Calvin Iverson rounding out the top five. The Wild West Shootout continues at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway on Friday, January 11, with racing action set to go green at 7:00 p.m. with ensuing rounds including a pair of events on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and the finale on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. A $5,000 winner’s share is up for grabs for the Super Late Models through the opening five nights of competition before the stakes are upped to $14,000-to-win for the January 14 Shaw Trucking finale. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.wildwestshootout.net/schedule/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found at www.wildwestshootout.net or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074. Wild West Shootout Hotel Information can be found at http://www.wildwestshootout.net/fan-info/lodging-2/ or by calling Hilton Phoenix/Mesa at 480-833-5555. The Hilton Phoenix/Mesa is located at 1011 West Holmes Avenue in Mesa, AZ. Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix. From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side. For more information, visit www.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074. 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Results from FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway – Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport: Qualifying: Group 1: 1. 0-Scott Bloomquist 14.552, 2. 2-Brandon Overton 14.570, 3. 7-Ricky Weiss 14.583, 4. 28m-Jimmy Mars 14.625, 5. 86-Kyle Beard 14.729, 6. 42s-Don Shaw 14.922, 7. 20v-Rece Vaught 15.244, 8. 37w-Scott Ward 15.419, 9. 37-Rob Mayea 15.434, 10. 7mm-Michael Maresca 15.522, 11. 83-Dennis Souza 17.207. Group 2: 1. 71-Hudson O’Neal 14.495, 2. 11-Pat Doar 14.656, 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard 14.668, 4. 2s-Stormy Scot 14.731, 5. 1g-Garrett Alberson 14.770, 6. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr. 14.890, 7. 15d-Justin Duty 15.102, 8. 14m-Dean Moore 15.410, 9. 44-Cole Schill 15.494, 10. 76-Blair Northdurft 15.660, 11. 942-Terry Casey 15.674, 12. 28c-John Cornell 15.826. Group 3: 1. 32p-Bobby Pierce 14.820, 2. 32-Chris Simpson 14.820, 3. 97-Cade Dillard 14.838, 4. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr. 14.949, 5. 17-Billy Franklin 15.006, 6. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell 15.257, 7. G17-Jacob Gallardo 15.640, 8. 6T-Terry Carter 16.003, 9. 54-Carlos Ahumada, 10. 78s-Steve Stultz 16.272, 11. 38-Thomas Hunziker 16.408, 12. 7w-Richard Wallace NT. Group 4: 1. 51-Joey Moriarty 14.705, 2. 91-Tony Toste 14.817, 3. 18-Chase Junghans 14.877, 4. 75-Terry Phillips 15.010, 5. 91p-Jason Papich 15.165, 6. 32b-Cody Laney 15.182, 7. 15v-Kolby Vandenbergh 15.550, 8. 3x-Lyndon Bolt 15.579, 9. 7w-Richard Wallace 16.199, 10. 46-Darren Coffell 16.222, 11. 24-Rick Ortega 16.306. Heat Races – Top 4 advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 2. 11-Pat Doar, 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 4. 2s-Stormy Scott, 5. 1g-Garrett Alberson, 6. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr., 7. 15d-Justin Duty, 8. 14m-Dean Moore, 9. 76-Blair Northdurft, 10. 44-Cole Schill, 11. 942-Steve Isenberg, 12. 28c-John Cornell. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 2. 2-Brandon Overton, 3. 7-Ricky Weiss, 4. 28m-Jimmy Mars, 5. 86-Kyle Beard, 6. 42s-Don Shaw, 7. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 8. 37w-Scott Ward, 9. 20v-Rece Vaught, 10. 37-Rob Mayea, 11. 83-Dennis Souza. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 2. 32-Chris Simpson, 3. 97-Cade Dillard, 4. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell, 5. 17-Billy Franklin, 6. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 7. 78s-Steve Stultz, 8. 54-Carlos Ahumada, 9. 6T-Terry Carter, 10. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 11. G17-Jacob Gallardo (DNS). Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 18-Chase Junghans, 2. 51-Joey Moriarty, 3. 32b-Cody Laney, 4. 91-Tony Toste, 5. 75-Terry Phillips, 6. 91p-Jason Papich, 7. 15v-Kolby Vandenbergh, 8. 3x-Lyndon Bolt, 9. 46-Darrenn Coffell, 10. 24-Rick Ortega, 11. 7w-Richard Wallace. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 75-Terry Phillips, 2. 86-Kyle Beard, 3. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 4. 37w-Scott Ward, 5. 15v-Kolby Vandenbergh, 6. 91p-Jason Papich, 7. 37-Rob Mayea, 8. 3x-Lyndon Bolt, 9. 20v-Rece Vaught, 10. 46-Darren Coffell, 11. 24-Rick Ortega, 12. 7w-Richard Wallace, 13. 42s-Don Shaw. DNS: g17-Jacob Gallardo, 28c-John Cornell. Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 1g-Garrett Alberson, 2. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr., 4. 15d-Justin Duty, 5. 44-Cole Schill, 6. 76-Blair Northdurft, 7. 28c-John Cornell, 8. 78s-Steve Stultz, 9. 54-Carlos Ahumada, 10. 14m-Dean Moore, 11. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 12. 6T-Terry Carter, 13. 17-Bill Franklin. DNS: 83-Dennis Souza. “A” Main “A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 2. 2-Brandon Overton, 3. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 4. 97-Cade Dillard, 5. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 6. 18-Chase Junghans, 7. 32-Chris Simpson, 8. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr., 9. 7-Ricky Weiss, 10. 71c-R.C. Whitwell, 11. 28m-Jimmy Mars, 12. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 13. 2s-Stormy Scott, 14. 1g-Garrett Alberson, 15. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 16. 7mm-Michael Maresca, 17. 86-Kyle Beard, 18. 75-Terry Phillips, 19. 91-Tony Toste, 20. 11-Pat Doar, 21. 15d-Justin Duty, 22. 32b-Cody Laney, 23. 37w-Scott Ward, 24. 51-Joey Moriarty. Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to “B” Main Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 442-Darrell Nelson, 2. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 3. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 4. 27g-Scott Greer, 5. 36-Ryan Cousins, 6. 196-Joey Olsvhowka, 7. 4w-Tyler Wolf, 8. 23-Adam Cates, 9. 86-Kyle Beard, 10. US-Jonathan Almscheid (DNS). Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 91-Joe Duvall, 2. 4R-Dereck Ramirez, 3. 17-Matt Gilbertson, 4. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 5. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 6. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 7. 33-Stephen Muilenberg, 8. 4-Blake Higginbotham, 9. 2a-Casey Arneson, 10. 22-Davey Mills. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 2. 71s-Dustin Strand, 3. 20-Rodney Sanders, 4. 6-Casey Skyberg, 5. 111-Bumper Jones, 6. 18k-Jacob Pace, 7. 54-Carlos Ahumada, Sr., 8. 02-Kody Scholpp, 9. 8-Al Giesbrecht, 10. 7-Ken McCleskey. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 75-Cody Skytland, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 32-D.J. Shannon, 4. 131-Royal Jones, 5. 30-Matt Leer, 6. 19sb-Lance Mari, 7. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 8. 2-Don Gumke, 9. 57-Duke Erickson, 10. D25-David Tanner. “B” Main – Top 8 advance to “A” Main “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 3. 2a-Casey Arneson, 4. 6-Casey Skyberg, 5. 4w-Tyler Wolf, 6. 57-Duke Erickson, 7. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 8. 22-Davey Mills, 9. 2-Don Gumke, 10. US-Jonathan Omscheid, 11. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 12. 23-Adam Cates, 13. D25-David Tanner, 14. 54-Carlos Ahumada, Sr., 15. 18k-Jacob Pace, 16. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 17. 33-Stephen Muilenberg, 18. 131-Royal Jones, 19. 196-Joey Olsvhowka, 20. 02-Cody Scholpp, 21. 8-Al Giesbrecht, 22. 86-Kyle Beard. DNS: 4-Blake Higginbotham, 7-Ken McCleskey. “A” Main “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 71s-Dustin Strand, 3. 17-Matt Gilbertson, 4. 4w-Tyler Wolf, 5. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 6. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 7. 19sb-Lance Mari, 8. 30-Matt Leer, 9. 6-Casey Skyberg, 10. 22-Davey Mills, 11. 57-Duke Erickson, 12. 36-Ryan Cousins, 13. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 14. 111-Bumper Jones, 15. 27-Scott Greer, 16. 442-Darrell Nelson, 17. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 18. 2a-Casey Arneson, 19. 75-Cody Skytland, 20. 20-Rodney Sanders, 21. 32-D.J. Shannon, 22. 4R-Dereck Ramirez, 23. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 24. 91-Joe Duvall. RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to “B” Main Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 17-Lance Schill, 2. 10-Cole Searing, 3. 5c-Preston Carr, 4. 37x-Skeeter Estey, 5. 18g-Cooper Guffey, 6. 39-Stephen Muilenberg, 7. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 8. 19d-Dane Durbin, 9. 0-Brandon George, 10. 97x-Don Schaeffer. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 1s-Scott Bintz, 2. 81x-Matt Sparby, 3. 41J-Josh Jensen, 4. 44-Austin Hunter, 5. 141-Clint Jensen, 6. 32-Eric Haugland, 7. 171-Jed Smith, 8. 99-Jamie Thorstad, 9. 57-Nahan Higginbotham, 10. 65-Ron Reed. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 2g-Brockton Grunwold, 2. 13b-Jess Brekke, 3. 44JT-Pablo Torres, 4. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 5. 413-Tate Johnson, 6. 22-Matt Heinzerling, 7. 56-Terry Bahr, 8. 97-Coleman Anderson, 9. 3-Adam Unreu 10. 10c-Cole Haugland. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 20-Austin Ellis, 2. 3J-Josh Cain, 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, 4. 34-Troy Randall, 5. 27x-Calvin Iverson, 6. 80-Gerald Vesel, 7. 7b-Bailey Cousins, 8. 88-Nathan Smith, 9. 17e-Neil Eckert. “B” Main – Top 8 advance to “A” Main “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 27x-Calvin Iverson, 2. 141-Clint Jensen, 3. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 4. 34-Troy Randall, 5. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 6. 10c-Cole Haugland, 7. 19d-Dane Durbin, 8. 97x-Don Schaefer, 9. 32-Eric Haugland, 10. 57-Nathan Higginbotham, 11. 7b-Bailey Cousins, 12. 80-Gerald Vesel, 13. 171-Jed Smith, 14. 65-Ron Reed, 15. 56-Terry Bahr, 16. 413-Tate Johnson, 17. 3-Adam Unreu. DNS: 18g-Cooper Guffey, 88-Nathan Smith, 97-Coleman Anderson, 99-Jamie Thorstad, 17e-Neil Eckert, 0-Brandon George. “A” Main “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 10-Cole Searing, 2. 3J-Josh Cain, 3. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 4. 5c-Preston Carr, 5. 27x-Calvin Iverson, 6. 19-Lucas Rodin, 7. 37x-Skeeter Estey, 8. 97x-Don Schaefer, 9. 13b-Jess Brekke, 10. 41j-Josh Jensen, 11. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 12. 141-Clint Jensen, 13. 44JT-Pablo Torres, 14. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 15. 81x-Matt Sparby, 16. 1s-Scott Bintz, 17. 44-Austin Hunter, 18. 34-Troy Randall, 19. 20-Austin Ellis, 20. 10c-Cole Haugland, 21. 22-Matt Heinzerling, 22. 17-Lance Schill, 23. 19d-Dan Durbin, 24. 2g-Brockton Gronwold. Wild West Shootout Points through Night Two of Six: Late Models 1 32p Bobby Pierce 141 2 0 Scott Bloomquist 131 3 2 Brandon Overton 122 4 b5 Brandon Sheppard 116 5 97 Cade Dillard 112 6 71 Hudson O'Neal 96 7 1p Earl Pearson, Jr. 96 8 71rc R.C. Whitwell 82 9 32 Chris Simpson 77 10 18 Chase Junghans 72 11 1g Garrett Alberson 67 12 91 Tony Toste 65 13 7 Ricky Weiss 60 14 6rt Ricky Thornton, Jr. 59 15 28m Jimmy Mars 58 16 75 Terry Phillips 56 17 11 Pat Doar 55 18 2s Stormy Scott 45 19 51 Joey Moriarty 40 20 91p Jason Papich 32 21 42s Don Shaw 29 22 86 Kyle Beard 27 23 7mm Michael Maresca 23 24 38 Thomas Hunziker 22 25 10n Rob Sanders 18 26 32b Cody Laney 18 27 15d Justin Duty 17 28 37w Scott Ward 16 29 17 Billy Franklin 8 30 28c John Cornell 5 31 15v Kolby Vandenbergh 5 32 g17 Jacob Gallardo 4 33 14m Dean Moore 4 34 54 Carlos Ahumada 4 35 942 Steve Isenberg 4 36 3x Lyndon Bolt 4 37 6T Terry Carter 4 38 7w Richard Wallace 4 39 20v Rece Vaught 4 40 46 Darren Coffell 4 41 37 Rob Mayea 4 42 76 Blair Northdurft 4 43 44 Cole Schill 4 44 24 Rick Ortega 4 45 78s Steve Stultz 3 46 28 Jim Whisler 2 47 83 Trevor Anderson 2 48 83 Dennis Souza 2 Modifieds 1 71s Dustin Strand 124 2 4w Tyler Wolff 113 3 442 Darrell Nelson 94 4 20rt Ricky Thornton, Jr. 93 5 2a Casey Arneson 91 6 51 Alex Guthmiller 85 7 4R Dereck Ramirez 83 8 19sb Lance Mari 75 9 20 Rodney Sanders 71 10 1tpo Tyler Peterson 69 11 17 Matt Gilbertson 64 12 6 Casey Skyberg 61 13 75 Cody Skytland 57 14 65x Carlos Ahumada 56 15 21z Isaiah Geisel 55 16 86 Kyle Beard 55 17 6d Dylan Goplen 51 18 77x Austin Kuehl 48 19 30 Matt Leer 46 20 111 Bumper Jones 44 21 10 Chad Olsen 41 22 22 Davey Mills 38 23 36 Ryan Cousins 35 24 23 Adam Cates 35 25 57 Duke Erickson 34 26 27g Scott Greer 28 27 71 Jessie Hoskins 25 28 44 Christy Barnett 21 29 O2 Kody Scholpp 18 30 32 D.J. Shannon 17 31 33 Stephen Muilenberg 15 32 91 Joe Duvall 9 33 131 Royal Jones 8 34 18k Jacob Pace 6 35 54 Carlos Ahumada, Sr. 5 36 4 Blake Higginbotham 5 37 2 Don Gumke 5 38 d25 David Tanner 5 39 196 Joey Ohlsvhowka 4 40 8 Al Giesbrecht 4 41 7 Ken McCleskey 4 42 3 Tim Tharp 2 43 27 Chris Unrau 2 44 1x Steve Streeter 2 45 196 Marni Boyer 2 46 US Jonathan Olmscheid 1 X-Modifieds 1 10 Cole Searing 136 2 19 Lucas Rodin 113 3 37x Skeeter Estey 106 4 3J Josh Cain 102 5 13b Jess Brekke 84 6 5c Preston Carr 83 7 1s Scott Bintz 81 8 39 Stephen Muilenberg 80 9 16 Jason VandeKamp 76 10 20 Austin Ellis 73 11 27x Calvin Iverson 69 12 30 Dewayne Tesch 66 13 17x Matt Gilbertson 66 14 81x Matt Sparby 58 15 10c Cole Haugland 56 16 44 Austin Hunter 55 17 17 Lance Schill 52 18 777 Mike Rosales 51 19 97x Don Schaefer 42 20 41J Josh Jensen 42 21 44JT Pablo Torres 36 22 141 Clint Jensen 35 23 97 Coleman Anderson 34 24 19d Dane Durbin 32 25 34 Troy Randall 26 26 32 Eric Haugland 24 27 2g Brockten Gronwold 20 28 22 Matt Heinzerling 16 29 99 Jamie Thorstad 15 30 O7 Donovan Flores 15 31 82x Heath Grizzle 11 32 18g Cooper Guffey 7 33 80 Gerald Vesel 6 34 413 Tate Johnson 5 35 171 Jed Smith 5 36 56 Terry Bahr 5 37 7b Bailey Cousins 5 38 0 Brandon George 4 39 57 Nathan Higginbotham 4 40 65 Ron Reed 4 41 3 Adam Unreu 4 42 88 Nathan Smith 4 43 17e Neil Eckert 4 44 8272 Sherman Barnett 4 45 2 Jessie Haynie 2 46 15 Speedy Madrid 2 47 74 Dana Boatright 2 48 5m Wes Meeks 7 49 11 Richie Jones 7 50 15a Aaron Phillips 6 51 5m Justin Minx 5 52 93ar A.R. Smith 4 53 94 Jalen Rice 4 54 34 James Meile 4 55 28 Peyton George 4 56 98s R.J. Bishop 2 57 8 D.J. Werkmeister 2 58 22 Todd Hoff 1 59 3h Noah Hollingshead 1
  8. Wild West Shootout Sunday Round Two Postponed – Sets Up Saturday Double by Lonnie Wheatley SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 6, 2019) – Excessive overnight rains that saturated the grounds of FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway has forced the postponement of Sunday’s scheduled second leg of the 13thAnnual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. Even with rescheduling on a slated “off day” not a viable option due to staffing issues, fans and competitors alike need not fret as the entire six-race mini-series will stay intact with the postponed card reset for a Saturday, January 12, matinee show that sets up a Saturday double dip. The rescheduled event will get under way with qualifying at 11:00 a.m. and racing at noon. The pit gates will open at 9:00 a.m. with the front gates opening at 10:00 a.m. The start time of the regularly scheduled Saturday event will be pushed back to 7:00 p.m. after hot laps at 5:30 p.m. to accommodate the pair of events. Additionally, the practice session originally scheduled for Tuesday night will now take place on Thursday night. The rescheduled event will consist of a full card of Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport racing action including qualifying, heat races, “B” Mains and a $5,000-to-win, 30-lap “A” Main event. Meanwhile, the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential and the RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson will time in during hot laps and then be placed into twin 15-lap feature events with a split purse. The Modifieds will contest a pair of $1,000-to-win feature events after establishing a time during hot laps and the X-Mods will have a pair of $500-to-win feature events after establishing their times. “Mother Nature threw us a major curveball, but we have come up with the best solution for a bad situation,” said event co-promoter, Chris Kearns. “We wanted to make sure that all of our racers still had the opportunity to compete in six events. This modified program allows us to achieve that goal. Last but not least, I want to say a special thanks to all of our racers and fans for their patience and understanding.” Once the Saturday afternoon card is completed, the stands and pits will be cleared before reopening to proceed with Saturday night’s fifth round of Wild West Shootout action under the standard event format with hot laps set for 5:30 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m. With the Sunday, January 6, event reset for Saturday, January 12, the Keyser’s Quarter-Million Challenge remains in full effect. Illinois shoe Bobby Pierce has the inside track to the possible bonus after winning Saturday’s opening round. Other opening round winners included Casey Arneson in Modifieds and Cole Searing in the X-Modifieds. The 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts gets back under way with the scheduled third round of competition on Wednesday, January 9, before wrapping up four events over three days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 11-13. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.wildwestshootout.net/schedule/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found at www.wildwestshootout.net or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074. Wild West Shootout Hotel Information can be found at http://www.wildwestshootout.net/fan-info/lodging-2/ or by calling Hilton Phoenix/Mesa at 480-833-5555. The Hilton Phoenix/Mesa is located at 1011 West Holmes Avenue in Mesa, AZ. Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix. From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side. For more information, visitwww.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074. The 13th Annual Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Sport Truck RV, PFC Brakes, Arizona Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shaw Trucking, San Tan Ford, Toste Construction, Swift Springs, Pro Power Engines, Five Star Graphix, Beaver Stripes, VP Racing Fuel, Penske Racing Shocks and Hoosier Tires.
  9. Pierce by a Nose over Bloomquist in Wild West Shootout Opener as Arneson and Searing Score as Well by Lonnie Wheatley SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 5, 2019) – The 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts kicked off in rousing fashion on Saturday night with two of Super Late Model racing’s biggest stars squaring off during the final lap for the first lucrative payday of the 2019 season. And when the checkered flag flew on the 40-lap opening leg of the Wild West Shootout, it was Bobby Pierce edging Scott Bloomquist by a mere nose to collect the $5,000 winner’s bounty at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway. “The picture showed I was just a nose ahead, I barely pulled it off,” the Oakwood, IL, ace commented from Hoker Trucking Victory Lane. While Pierce bested the Super Late Model ranks, other Wild West Shootout opening night winners included Casey Arneson in Modified action and Cole Searing in the X-Mods as 133 cars filled the pit area on the opening night of the six-night mini-series. In the early portion of the 40-lap Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport feature event, Pierce was busy chasing down early pacesetter Chase Junghans after starting third. The 2017 Wild West Shootout champion finally made his way past Junghans on the 13th round and was in command until heavy traffic began to take its toll. Bloomquist was on the move, racing past Sheppard for second with just two laps to go and then making a move on Pierce during the final circuit only to fall just inches short at the stripe. “Most of the time black noses lose photo finishes,” the Mooresburg, TN, racer commented. After pocketing $13,000 in last year’s Wild West Shootout finale, Brandon Sheppard rounded out Saturday’s podium in third with Louisiana’s Cade Dillard rallying from the 17th starting position to capture fourth. Brandon Overton made forward progress as well, picking off a half-dozen positions to round out the top five. With the opening round triumph, Pierce puts himself in prime position to cash in on the Keyser’s Quarter-Million Challenge that could be worth as much as $100,000 for a clean sweep of the six-race series. Five triumphs would offer up an extra $100,000, four wins would be worth an added $25,000 and three wins would net a bonus of $10,000. In the 25-lap Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential, Casey Arneson capitalized on his pole starting position by racing to the Wild West Shootout opening leg victory. Arneson crossed the stripe ahead of fourth-row starter Darrell Nelson, Dereck Ramirez, Dustin Strand and Tyler Wolft completing the top five. Rounding out the trio of opening night 13th Annual Wild West Shootout winners was Cole Searing in the RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson. The defending Wild West Shootout champion picked up right where he left off by charging from the night starting position to pick up the win after posting three triumphs last year. Searing took the checkered flag ahead of Matt Gilberton with Lucas Rodin, Skeeter Estex and Stephen Muilenberg also in the top five. The Wild West Shootout continues at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway on Sunday with racing action set to go green at 5:00 p.m. with ensuing rounds to follow on Wednesday, January 9, and then Friday through Sunday, January 11-13. A $5,000 winner’s share is up for grabs for the Super Late Models through the opening five nights of competition before the stakes are upped to $14,000-to-win for the January 14 Shaw Trucking finale. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.wildwestshootout.net/schedule/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found at www.wildwestshootout.net or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074. Wild West Shootout Hotel Information can be found at http://www.wildwestshootout.net/fan-info/lodging-2/ or by calling Hilton Phoenix/Mesa at 480-833-5555. The Hilton Phoenix/Mesa is located at 1011 West Holmes Avenue in Mesa, AZ. Saturday and Sunday events will go green at 5 p.m. with Wednesday and Friday events starting at 7 p.m. Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix. From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side. For more information, visitwww.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074. The 13th Annual Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Sport Truck RV, PFC Brakes, Arizona Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shaw Trucking, San Tan Ford, Toste Construction, Swift Springs, Pro Power Engines, Five Star Graphix, Beaver Stripes, VP Racing Fuel, Penske Racing Shocks and Hoosier Tires. 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Results from FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway – Saturday, January 5, 2019 Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport: Qualifying Quick Timers: Group 1: 32p-Bobby Pierce. Group 2: 0-Scott Bloomquist. Group 3: 9-Tony Toste. Group 4: 71-Hudson O’Neal. Heat Races – Top 4 advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 32-Chris Simpson, 2. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 3. 28m-Jimmy Mars, 4. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr., 5. 42s-Don Shaw, 6. 37w-Scott Ward, 7. 32b-Cody Laney, 8. 14m-Dean Moore, 9. 38-Joey Tanner, 10. 54-Carlos Ahumada, 11. 942-Steve Isenberg, 12. 3x-Lyndon Bolt. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 5b-Brandon Sheppard, 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 3. 7-Ricky Weiss, 4. 1g-Garrett Alberson, 5. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 6. 15d-Justin Duty, 7. 28c-John Cornell, 8. 28-Jim Whisler, 9. 10n-Rob Sanders, 10. 6T-Terry Carter, 11. 7w-Richard Wallace, 12. 20v-Rece Vought. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 18-Chase Junghans, 2. 91-Tony Toste, 3. 2-Brandon Overton, 4. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell, 5. 97-Cade Dillard, 6. 86-Kyle Beard, 7. G17-Jacob Gallardo, 8. 46-Darren Coffell, 9. 37-Rob Mayea, 10. 15v- Kolby Vandenbergh. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 2. 11-Pat Doar, 3. 2s-Stormy Scott, 4. 51-Joey Moriarty, 5. 75-Terry Phillips, 6. 91p-Jason Papich, 7. 17-Billy Franklin, 8. 76-Blair Northdurft, 9. 44-Cole Schill, 10. 24-Rick Ortega, 11. 83-Trevor Anderson. “B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 75-Terry Phillips, 3. 10n-Rob Sanders, 4. 91p-Jason Papich, 5. 17-Billy Franklin, 6. 28-Jim Whisler, 7. 76-Blair Northdurft, 8. 28c-John Cornell, 9. 44-Cole Schill, 10. 83-Trevor Anderson, 11. 6T-Terry Carter, 12. 24-Rick Ortega, 13. 20v-Rece Vought, 14. 7w-Richard Wallace, 15. 7w-Richard Wallace, 16. 15d-Justin Duty. Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 97-Cade Dillard, 2. 37w-Scott Ward, 3. 42s-Don Shaw, 4. 38-Joey Tanner, 5. 32b-Cody Laney, 6. 46-Darren Coffell, 7. 37-Rob Mayea, 8. 54-Carlos Ahumada, 9. 15v-Kolby Vandenbergh, 10. 942-Steve Isenberg, 11. G17-Jacob Gallardo, 12. 86-Kyle Beard, 13. 3x-Lyndon Bolt, 14. 14m-Dean Moore, 15. 78s-Steve Stultz. “A” Main “A” Main (40 Laps): 1. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 4. 97-Cade Dillard, 5. 2-Brandon Overton, 6. 1p-Earl Pearson, 7. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 8. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell, 9. 91-Tony Toste, 10. 1g-Garrett Alberson, 11. 75-Terry Phillips, 12. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 13. 11-Pat Doar, 14. 91p-Jason Papich, 15. 51-Joey Moriarty, 16. 42s-Don Shaw, 17. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 18. 10n-Rob Sanders, 19. 32-Chris Simpson, 20. 28m-Jimmy Mars, 21. 18-Chase Junghans, 22. 7-Ricky Weiss, 23. 2s-Stormy Scott, 24. 37w-Scott Ward. Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 10-Chad Olsen, 2. 20-Rodney Sanders, 3. 442-Darrell Nelson, 4. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 5. 44-Christy Barnett, 6. 02-Cody Scholpp, 7. 4-Blake Higginbotham, 8. 54-Carols Ahumada, Sr., 9. 3-Tim Tharp, 10. 6-Casey Skyberg. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 4w-Tyler Wolft, 2. 19sb-Lance Mari, 3. 86-Kyle Beard, 4. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 5. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 6. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 7. 30L-Matt Leer, 8. 27-Chris Unrau, 9. 1x-Steve Streeter, 10. 196-Marni Boyer. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 71s-Dustin Strand, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 111-Bumper Jones, 4. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 5. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 6. 22-Davey Mills, 7. D25-David Tanner, 8. 131-Royal Jones, 9. 36-Ryan Cousins, 10. 18k-Jacob Pace. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 4r-Dereck Ramirez, 2. 2a-Casey Arneson, 3. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 4. 60-Dylan Goplen, 5. 23-Adam Cates, 6. 75-Cody Skytland, 7. 2-Don Gunke, 8. 7-Ken McCleskey, 9. 57-Duke Erickson, 10. 8a-Al Giesbrecht. “B” Main – Top 8 advance to “A” Main “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 2. 44-Christry Barnett, 3. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 4. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 5. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 6. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 7. 23-Adam Cates, 8. 6-Casey Skyberg, 9. 131-Royal Jones, 10. D25-David Tanner, 11. 30L-Matt Leer, 12. 22-Davey Mills, 13. 2-Don Gunke, 14. 27-Chris Unrau, 15. 57-Duke Erickson, 16. 7-Ken McClesky, 17. 4-Blake Higginbotham, 18. 1x-Steve Streeter, 19. 8a-Al Geisbrecht, 20. 196-Marni Boyer, 21. 18k-Jacob Pace. “A” Main “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 2a-Casey Arneson, 2. 442-Darrell Nelson, 3. 4r-Dereck Ramirez, 4. 71s-Dustin Strand, 5. 4w-Tyler Wolft, 6. 86-Kyle Beard, 7. 20-Rodney Sanders, 8. 77k-Austin Kuehl, 9. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 10. 10c-Chad Olsen, 11. 79-Cody Skytland, 12. 23-Adam Cates, 13. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 14. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 15. 19sb-Lance Mari, 16. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 17. 6-Casey Skyberg, 18. 44-Christy Barnett, 19. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 20. 02-Kody Scholpp, 21. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 22. 111-Bumper Jones, 23. 33-Stephen Muilenberg, 24. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson. RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson: Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 44-Austin Hunter, 2. 1s-Scott Bintz, 3. 10c-Cole Haugland, 4. 19d-Dane Durbin, 5. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 6. 34-Troy Randall, 7. 41J-Josh Jensen, 8. 2-Jessie Haynie, 9. 171-Jed Smith, 10. 56-Terry Bahr, 11. 65-Ron Reed, 12. 18g-Cooper Guffey. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 13b-Jess Brekke, 2. 10-Cole Searing, 3. 82x-Heath Grizzle, 4. 3J-Josh Cain, 5. 27x-Calvin Iverson, 6. 8272-Sherman Barnett, 7. 99-Jamie Thorstad, 8. 15-Speedy Madrid, 9. 7b-Bailey Cousins, 10. 3-Adam Unreu, 11. 88-Nathan Smith, 12. 97x-Don Schaefer. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 07-Donovan Flores, 2. 16-Jason Vandecamp, 3. 777-Mike Rosales, 4. 97-Coleman Anderson, 5. 19-Lucas Rodin, 6. 32-Eric Haugland, 7. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 8. 0-Brandon George, 9. 22-Matt Heinzerling, 10. 57-Nathan Higginbotham, 11. 74-Dana Boatright. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 37x-Skeeter Estey, 2. 17x-Matt Gilbertson, 3. 17s-Lance Schill, 4. 20-Austin Ellis, 5. 5c-Preston Carr, 6. 81x-Matt Spardy, 7. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 8. 17e-Neil Eckhart, 9. 80-Gerald Vesel, 10. 141-Clint Jensen, 11. 2g-Brock Gronwold. “B” Main – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main First “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 5c-Preston Carr, 2. 82c-Heath Grizzle, 3. 81x-Matt Spardy, 4. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 5. 41J-Josh Jensen, 6. 97x-Don Schaefer, 7. 22-Matt Heinzerling, 8. 56-Terry Bahr, 9. 171-Jed Smith, 10. 15-Speedy Madrid, 11. 2-Jessie Haynie, 12. 3-Adam Unreu. Second “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 10c-Cole Haugland, 2. 32-Eric Haugland, 3. 27x-Calvin Iverson, 4. 99-Jamie Thorstad, 5. 34-Troy Randall, 6. 18g-Cooper Guffey, 7. 7b-Bailey Cousins, 8. 57-Nathan Higginbotham, 9. 65-Ron Reed, 10. 88-Nathan Smith, 11. 8272-Sherman Barnett, 12. 80-Gerald Vesel, 13. 17e-Neil Eckhart, 14. 2g-Brock Gronwold, 15. 44T-Jaime Torres. “A” Main “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 0-Cole Searing, 2. 17x-Matt Gilbertson, 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, 4. 37x-Skeeter Estex, 5. 39-Stephen Muilenberg, 6. 777-Mike Rosales, 7. 20-Austin Ellis, 8. 15-Scott Bintz, 9. 10c-Cole Haugland, 10. 13b-Jess Breke, 11. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 12. 3J-Josh Cain, 13. 97-Coleman Anderson, 14. 81x-Matt Sparby, 15. 175-Lance Schill, 16. 5c-Preston Carr, 17. 19d-Dane Durbin, 18. 32-Eric Hauglane, 19. 44-Austin Hunter, 20. 27x-Calvin Iverson, 21. 99-Jamie Thorstad, 22. 16-Jason VanderKamp, 23. 07-Donovan Flores, 24. 82x-Heath Grizzle.
  10. Reutzel Closes Out Sprint Car Season at World Finals by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (November 1, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team will finish off a successful debut season as a team with this weekend’s World of Outlaws Sprint Car series portion of the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in North Carolina. It is a season that got off to a hot start for Reutzel and Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X crew with his first career World of Outlaws win in March. It was a sign of things to come over the ensuing months, with the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team racking up eleven overall wins and the All Star Circuit of Champions title. Reutzel will two get two more chances to add to the win column on Friday and Saturday following Thursday night’s qualifying sessions. Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry take to the World Finals after last weekend’s World of Outlaws action that was hampered by rain. After Friday’s card was completely washed out, Saturday’s scheduled Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway was pushed back to Sunday afternoon. And, after timing in tenth among his group, Reutzel had his heat race well in hand. “We didn’t time in all that well, but it was actually good for the format,” Reutzel explained. Misfortune struck while leading the heat race, bringing an early end to the team’s day. “We were leading the heat and the fuel shutoff valve just fell apart,” Reutzel says. “I’ve never seen that happen before.” Mired deep in a “C” Main lineup as a result of the unusual mechanical malfunction, Reutzel and crew opted to call it a day and prepare for the World Finals. 2018 Quick Stats: 73 races, 11 wins, 27 top-fives, 39 top-tens. Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Car series at the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (qualifying on Thursday precedes two full cards on Friday and Saturday). Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  11. Tyler Thomas Tops POWRi West at Creek County’s “Fall Fling” by Lonnie Wheatley SAPULPA, Okla. (October 27, 2018) – Collinsville, Oklahoma’s Tyler Thomas has enjoyed the hot hand in the Midget ranks in recent weeks. It continued on Saturday night atop the Creek County Speedway clay oval with Thomas besting a field of 47 Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA entries to take “Fall Fling” honors in the 25-lap feature event. After starting third, Thomas railed the topside of the track to overtake early leader Jerry Coons, Jr., on the seventh round and then kept Jonathan Beason at bay over the closing rounds to secure the win aboard the Toyota-powered BT Machine No. 91T Spike-chassis. “The top was quick right away,” Thomas said in victory lane. “It got really technical and tricky up there, there were some bumps and we just had to ride it out.” Coons, Jr., and Tony Bruce, Jr., led the way to the green flag with Coons, Jr., snaring the early lead with Thomas making his way into second by the third round. Thomas worked the high side past Coons, Jr., by the eighth round to take command. In his wake, Beason worked the low line to move into fifth from the ninth starting position by the time a caution flew after 11 rounds and worked his way up to second in short order by the 14th circuit. Thomas kept Beason at bay, surviving a final caution with five laps to go to post his second POWRi West win of the season by little more than a car length. Beason settled for runner-up honors with Bruce, Jr., taking over the show position after Coons, Jr., and Wesley Smith tangled while dicing for third to set up the final five-lap dash to the stripe. Bruce, Jr., however missed the scales after the checkered flag, handing third to 18th-starter Blake Hahn with POWRi West points eader and Sooner Series champion Kory Schudy from 12th and Alex Sewell rounding out the top five. Grady rallied from 20th to sixth with Wesley Smith, Zane Hendricks, Tanner Berryhill and Matt Sherrell completing the top ten. Hank Davis, Coons, Jr., Thomas, Korey Weyant and Bruce, Jr., topped heat race action with Coons, Jr., Pat Schudy and Chance Morton winning qualifying races. Cannon McIntosh won the “C” Main with Chett Gherke besting the “B” Main. In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer, A1 Machine, Rod End Supply, Pyrotech, Esslinger Engineering Performance and MyChron Tom/AIM. The POWRi West Midget League puts the finishing touches on the 2018 season with the POWRi National Midget League at Texas’ Kennedale Speedway Park on November 9-10. Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Results Creek County Speedway “Fall Fling” (Sapulpa, OK) – October 27, 2018 Smith Ti Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 42-Hank Davis, [3]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 3. 28-Kory Schudy, [6]; 4. 2-Ryan Hall, [2]; 5. 35-Holley Hollan, [10]; 6. 52H-Blake Hahn, [7]; 7. 52-Craig Oakes, [4]; 8. 51-Johnny Boland, [8]; 9. 84-Phil Shapel, [9]; 10. 91-Kevin Bayer, [1]. Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 25-Jerry Coons Jr, [5]; 2. 72-Tanner Berryhill, [2]; 3. 28M-Ace McCarthy, [3]; 4. 27Z-Zane Hendricks, [7]; 5. 32-Trey Marcham, [10]; 6. 85-Matt Johnson, [6]; 7. 11AG-KJ Snow, [1]; 8. 24-Hunter Fischer, [8]; 9. 19-Pierce Urbanosky, [4]; 10. 59-Austin Shores, [9]. Saldana Products Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [4]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason, [2]; 3. 84M-Alex DeCamp, [6]; 4. 7M-Chance Morton, [7]; 5. 23-Hannah Adair, [8]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [5]; 7. 77-Cameron Hagin, [1]; 8. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [9]; 9. 2H-Bob Harr, [3]. Rod End Supply Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 15S-Korey Weyant, [1]; 2. 44-Wesley Smith, [9]; 3. 84S-Shaun Shapel, [2]; 4. 17Z-Zac Moody, [5]; 5. 17E-Blake Edwards, [4]; 6. 11C-Chett Gehrke, [6]; 7. 69-Paul Babich, [8]; 8. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [7]; 9. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, [3]. Pyrotech Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr, [6]; 2. 7S-Pat Schudy, [2]; 3. 44I-Jason Martin, [1]; 4. 35S-Matt Sherrell, [7]; 5. 4B-Grady Chandler, [9]; 6. 9U-Doug McCune, [8]; 7. 11P-Layden Pearson, [4]; 8. 17JD-Jeremey Dockery, [5]; 9. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [3]. C Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [2]; 2. 52-Craig Oakes, [3]; 3. 77-Cameron Hagin, [9]; 4. 24-Hunter Fischer, [6]; 5. 91-Kevin Bayer, [17]; 6. 51-Johnny Boland, [5]; 7. 19-Pierce Urbanosky, [12]; 8. 11AG-KJ Snow, [8]; 9. 17JD-Jeremey Dockery, [10]; 10. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, [15]; 11. 69-Paul Babich, [1]; 12. 59-Austin Shores, [13]; 13. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [16]. Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 25-Jerry Coons Jr, [6]; 2. 27Z-Zane Hendricks, [3]; 3. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 4. 9U-Doug McCune, [9]; 5. 72-Tanner Berryhill, [2]; 6. 15S-Korey Weyant, [4]; 7. 23-Hannah Adair, [7]; 8. 85-Matt Johnson, [10]; 9. 17Z-Zac Moody, [8]; 10. 4B-Grady Chandler, [1]. Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7S-Pat Schudy, [1]; 2. 35S-Matt Sherrell, [2]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr, [6]; 4. 42-Hank Davis, [5]; 5. 84M-Alex DeCamp, [4]; 6. 44I-Jason Martin, [8]; 7. 11C-Chett Gehrke, [10]; 8. 28M-Ace McCarthy, [7]; 9. 32-Trey Marcham, [3]; 10. 17E-Blake Edwards, [9]. Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 7M-Chance Morton, [2]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason, [1]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [5]; 4. 28-Kory Schudy, [4]; 5. 44-Wesley Smith, [6]; 6. 35-Holley Hollan, [3]; 7. 52H-Blake Hahn, [9]; 8. 2-Ryan Hall, [8]; 9. 8M-Kade Morton, [10]. B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 11C-Chett Gehrke, [4]; 2. 52H-Blake Hahn, [5]; 3. 44I-Jason Martin, [1]; 4. 28M-Ace McCarthy, [6]; 5. 23-Hannah Adair, [3]; 6. 35-Holley Hollan, [2]; 7. 2-Ryan Hall, [8]; 8. 17Z-Zac Moody, [9]; 9. 4B-Grady Chandler, [12]; 10. 77-Cameron Hagin, [17]; 11. 8M-Kade Morton, [13]; 12. 24-Hunter Fischer, [18]; 13. 85-Matt Johnson, [10]; 14. 32-Trey Marcham, [7]; 15. 52-Craig Oakes, [16]; 16. 17E-Blake Edwards, [14]; 17. 84S-Shaun Shapel, [11]; 18. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [15]. “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [3]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason, [11]; 3. 52H-Blake Hahn, [18]; 4. 28-Kory Schudy, [12]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 6. 4B-Grady Chandler, [20]; 7. 44-Wesley Smith, [4]; 8. 27Z-Zane Hendricks, [9]; 9. 72-Tanner Berryhill, [16]; 10. 35S-Matt Sherrell, [10]; 11. 23-Hannah Adair, [21]; 12. 9U-Doug McCune, [13]; 13. 7S-Pat Schudy, [8]; 14. 15S-Korey Weyant, [15]; 15. 44I-Jason Martin, [19]; 16. 24-Hunter Fischer, [22]; 17. 25-Jerry Coons Jr, [1]; 18. 42-Hank Davis, [7]; 19. 84M-Alex DeCamp, [14]; 20. 11C-Chett Gehrke, [17]; 21. 7M-Chance Morton, [6], 22. 18-Tony Bruce Jr, [2]. BOSS Performance High Point Driver: Tony Bruce, Jr.
  12. All Star Champ Reutzel Ready to Storm the Port after Trophy Cup Run Last Weekend by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (October 25, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team are set to be back in action this weekend with a pair of World of Outlaws events at Port Royal Speedway in central Pennsylvania.The weekend is slated to begin with an $8,000-to-win tilt on Friday before culminating with Saturday night’s $51,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 atop the ½-mile clay oval. Reutzel has found good speed aboard the BRM No. 87 Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team each time out at Port Royal with a Labor Day weekend win among a pair of podium finishes. Following this weekend’s Port Royal double, Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team will finish off a successful first season as a new team with the World of Outlaws season-ending “World Finals” at The Dirt Track at Charlotte next weekend, November 1-3. Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions recently put the finishing touches on the 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions title. Reutzel returns to Posse territory this weekend after taking to the left coast last weekend for the 25th Annual Trophy Cup at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. Taking the wheel of Willie Kahne’s No. 51 Sprint Car, the duo overcame early struggles to become among the fastest of the near 90-car field by the end of the weekend. A tangle in traffic denied a feature win in the Saturday night finale. “We started off a little rough,” Reutzel said of the Thursday opener. “The car was different than what I’m used to, and I drive different than what Willie is used to. It took a little time to get used to each other.” After missing the feature cut the first night, Willie Kahne went to work on the car. “We just couldn’t get rolling the first night,” Reutzel recalls. “Willie is great at what he does, and the second night we were 90% better. Then it was me making mistakes on Friday night.” The improvements were evident with a heat race win to secure a feature starting position before finishing out the night in 16th. With more time to make adjustments, the duo of Reutzel and Kahne found the speed they were looking for on Saturday. “We were bad fast on Saturday,” Reutzel says. “If we had unloaded on Thursday with what we had on Saturday, we probably would have been able to win it all. Willie changed everything under the sun over the weekend.” Racing his way into the feature, Reutzel led the way from the pole position until a tangle with a lapped car brought his Trophy Cup to an end. “I kept waiting for the leader to make a mistake, he finally did and then we had about four lapped cars between us,” Reutzel explains. “A car got out of shape in front of us, I lifted to miss him and the right front got into the wall and ended our night.” With a typically adventurous Trophy Cup in the books, Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 team vie for Saturday’s $51,000 winner’s share at Port Royal Speedway. 2018 Quick Stats: 72 races, 11 wins, 27 top-fives, 39 top-tens. Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Car at Port Royal (PA) Speedway on Friday and Saturday. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  13. All Star Champ Reutzel Chases Trophy Cup Title this Weekend CLUTE, Texas (October 18, 2018) – The 2018 season has already been a stellar one for Clute, TX, native Aaron Reutzel. Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team secured the All Star Circuit of Champions title less than two weekends ago. Now, Reutzel is taking to the left coast for the weekend to pursue the 25th Annual Trophy Cup title at Tulare, California’s Thunderbowl Raceway. Reutzel takes the wheel of Willie Kahne’s No. 51 entry for the noted event that takes place over three nights beginning on Thursday. Thunderbowl Raceway has proven to be one of Reutzel’s favorites, as he opened this season with his first career World of Outlaws feature win in just the third night of competition of the newly-formed BRM No. 87 Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team. It proved to be a sign of things to come, as Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment crew have since rolled on to 11 overall wins and the All Star Circuit of Champions title. After winning the Peter Murphy Classic in his maiden voyage at Thunderbowl Raceway in 2015, Reutzel raced to a top-ten finish in his first Trophy Cup outing in 2016. Reutzel comes off of another strong World of Outlaws effort last weekend aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway. After a Jacksonville rainout on Friday, Reutzel timed in sixth on Sunday at Eldora and raced to a third-place finish in heat race action to earn the 11th starting position for the main event. “I didn’t feel like we qualified as well as we should have,” Reutzel said of the early portion of the night. After losing a pair of positions early in the feature, Reutzel climbed back up to ninth before wall contact brought an early end to the evening. “We were pretty good in the feature, but we weren’t good enough to pass cars,” Reutzel explains. “We just couldn’t make a good run in the middle. I finally tried to make a big slider for ninth and just got into the fence and that was our night.” Reutzel looks to make it an even dozen wins or more this weekend in Trophy Cup competition at the Thunderbowl Raceway. 2018 Quick Stats: 69 races, 11 wins, 27 top-fives, 39 top-tens. Next Up: 25th Annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, on Thursday through Saturday. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results athttp://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  14. Hafertepe Wires the Field in I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals Opener by Lonnie Wheatley LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 5, 2018) – Current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points leader Sam Hafertepe, Jr., kicked off the 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires by wiring the field in Friday night’s 27-lap preliminary feature atop the high-banked ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval. The Sunnyvale, TX, shoe fended off a pair of Derek Hagar sliders for the point just past midway and went on to take the $2,527 winner’s share by eight car-lengths aboard the Fisher-powered Townline Variety/Heidbreder Foundation Service No. 15h J&J. “I’ve watched Sammy (Swindell) run enough laps around here to know that you have to be able to move around on the track,” Hafertepe, Jr. explained of the ASCS Mid-South sanctioned feature win. “I could have just rode around on the bottom the whole race and won, even if I got the bumper knocked off. But I wanted to move around on the track and see what was working.” After tallying the most points through heat race and qualifying race action to earn the pole position, Hafertepe, Jr., outgunned fellow front row starter Hagar for the lead at the drop of the green flag. Hafertepe, Jr., kept Hagar at bay several car lengths back until an inadvertent caution flew after 14 laps. Back into open track, Hagar turned up the heat and slid into the lead briefly in turns one and two on successive laps before the race’s final caution flew for Carson Short with 17 laps in the books. Hafertepe, Jr., worked the middle of the track the rest of the way and slipped away to a safe advantage to secure the triumph. “Derek was fast, I knew I just had to stick the middle of one and two and work the bottom of three and four,” Hafertepe, Jr. commented. “We still have some work to do to get faster for tomorrow.” In his wake, Hagar and 1998 STN champion Tim Crawley battled in wheel-to-wheel fashion over the closing rounds with Hagar holding on for runner-up honors aboard his No. 9jr entry. Crawley settled for third in Ronnie Pitts’ No. 1x with Blake Hahn surging past Tony Bruce, Jr., on the 20th round to snare the fourth position. Current USCS points leader Jordon Mallett made his way into fifth in the final circuits, with two-time STN champion Bruce, Jr., crossing the stripe in sixth. Brady Bacon turned in the feature’s top passing performance by rallying from 16th to seventh with Mike Goodman, Morgan Turpen and Canada’s Dylan Westbrook completing the top ten. Cody Gardner, Dustin Gates, Goodman, Marshall Skinner, Howard Moore, Mallett, Westbrook, Bruce, Jr. and Hahn topped heat race action for the 73-car field with Harli White, Chris Martin, Hafertepe, Jr., and Jamie Ball winning the qualifying races. John Carney II and Alex Hill scored “C” Main wins with Matt Covington and Bacon winning the “B” Mains. Jeff Swindell was the first flip victim of the weekend when he got upside down in turn two on the opening lap of the fourth qualifier while Hill took a tumble in turn one on the second lap of “B” Main action after topping her “C” feature. Five-time and defending STN champion Sammy Swindell was forced pitside in heat race action after a bolt came out of the throttle linkage. Swindell rallied from 14th to second in a “C” Main before being involved in the Hill incident in a “B” Main. The 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway concludes with Saturday night’s $10,041-to-win tilt that features a full card of heat races, qualifying races, “C” Mains, “B” Mains and 41-lap STN championship “A” Main along with the Mike Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” and “Red Shirt Dash” in memory of Lanny Edwards. Racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m. 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Friday Night Results: Heat Races (Top 40 in Finishing/Passing Points to Qualifying Races; Balance to Two “C” Mains): First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 88r-Cody Gardner (2), 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (8), 3. 5x-Tyson Hall (1), 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh (3), 5. 8z-Zach Pringle (7), 6. 31-Justin Webb (5), 7. 58-Gary Floyd (6), 8. 21m-Spencer Meredith (9), 9. 45-Martin Edwards (4). Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 6-Dustin Gates (3), 2. 99b-Brady Bacon (6), 3. 17T-Channin Tankersley (4), 4. 5-Eric Lutz (7), 5. 44c-Chase Howard (2), 6. D6-Dakota Gaines (5), 7. 12T-Joe Young (8), 8. 24-Kenny Coke (1). Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 11g-Mike Goodman (1), 2. 95-Matt Covington (6), 3. 45x-Johnny Herrera (3), 4. 10-Terry Gray (2), 5. 84-Brandon Hanks (5), 6. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (7), 7. 10k-Dewayne White (4), 8. 00-Travis Rilat (DNS). Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner (1), 2. 1x-Tim Crawley (4), 3. 51b-Joe B. Miller (2), 4. 2c-Wayne Johnson (5), 5. 10m-Morgan Turpen (6), 6. 94-Jeff Swindell (8), 7. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (3), 8. 13m-Chance McCrary (7). Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 40-Howard Moore (3), 2. 21-Koty Adams (7), 3. 57-Cody Howard (1), 4. 1-Robbie Price (5), 5. 44-Jason Howell (2), 6. 72k-Rick Kahler (6), 7. 93-Jake Knight (4), 8. 10k2-Burt Wilson (8). Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett (3), 2. 23-Seth Bergman (6), 3. 44m-Chris Martin (5), 4. 21x-Carson Short (7), 5. 47-Dale Howard (2), 6. 39-Brad Bowden (4), 7. 12w-Dale Wester (1), 8. 2x-Tucker Doughty (8). Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (6), 2. 17w-Harli White (2), 3. 2h-Wally Henson (4), 4. 99J-Blake Jenkins (1), 5. 77x-Alex Hill (5), 6. 74e-Claud Estes (3), 7. 12-Scott Smith (8), 8. 32m-Adam Miller (7). Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (3), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (7), 3. 5J-Jamie Ball (4), 4. 121-Jan Howard (1), 5. 30-Joseph Miller (2), 6. 94L-Layne Himebaugh (8), 7. 29-Wade Woolsey (5), 8. 3-Sammy Swindell (6). Ninth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn (6), 2. 99-Skylar Gee (8), 3. 17b-Ryan Bickett (4), 4. 44h-Ronny Howard (1), 5. J2-John Carney II (5), 6. 0-Eric Baldaccini (2), 7. 38-Rick Pringle (7), 8. 9$-Kyle Clark (3). Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 17w-Harli White (1), 2. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (3), 3. 26-Marshall Skinner (2), 4. 23-Seth Bergman (4), 5. 21a-Koty Adams (5), 6. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (6), 7. 08-Cannon McIntosh (9), 8. 1-Robbie Price (8), 9. 94L-Layne Himebaugh (10), 10. 17b-Ryan Bickett (7). Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 44m-Chris Martin (2), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (5), 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen (9), 4. 52-Blake Hahn (6), 5. 45x-Johnny Herrera (7), 6. 88r-Cody Gardner (3), 7. 99J-Blake Jenkins (10), 8. 6-Dustin Gates (4), 9. 17T-Channin Tankersley (1), 10. 5x-Tyson Hall (8). Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (6), 2. 1x-Tim Crawley (3), 3. 2h-Wally Henson (1), 4. 51b-Joe B. Miller (7), 5. 99b-Brady Bacon (5), 6. 40-Howard Moore (4), 7. 57-Cody Howard (8), 8. 10-Terry Gray (9), 9. 5-Eric Lutz (2), 10. 121-Jan Howard (10). Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 5J-Jamie Ball (1), 2. 11g-Mike Goodman (3), 3. 14-Jordon Mallett (4), 4. 21x-Carson Short (2), 5. 95-Matt Covington (5), 6. 99-Skylar Gee (6), 7. 2c-Wayne Johnson (7), 8. 44h-Ronny Howard (10), 9. 8z-Zach Pringle (8), 10. 94-Jeff Swindell (9). “C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature First “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II (2), 2. D6-Dakota Gaines (4), 3. 74e-Claud Estes (6), 4. 84-Brandon Hanks (1), 5. 72k-Rick Kahler (3), 6. 29-Wade Woolsey (8), 7. 24-Kenny Coke (13), 8. 10k2-Burt Wilson (10), 9. 93-Jake Knight (7), 10. 21m-Spencer Meredith (11), 11. 12w-Dale Wester (12), 12. 13m-Chance McCrary, 13. 12-Scott Smith. DNS: 44c-Chase Howard, 47-Dale Howard, 38-Rick Pringle, 00-Travis Rilat. Second “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 77x-Alex Hill (1), 2. 3-Sammy Swindell (14), 3. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (13), 4. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (2), 5. 31-Justin Webb (5), 6. 30-Joseph Miller (4), 7. 0-Eric Baldaccini (8), 8. 9$-Kyle Clark (15), 9. 12T-Joe Young (6), 10. 44-Jason Howell (3), 11. 2x-Tucker Doughty (12), 12. 32m-Adam Miller (13), 13. 10k-Dewayne White (10), 14. 39-Brad Bowden (7), 15. 58-Gary Floyd (9), 16. 45-Martin Edwards (16). “B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A: First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington (2), 2. 99-Skyler Gee (1), 3. 51b-Joe B. Miller (3), 4. 40-Howard Moore (4), 5. 45x-Johnny Herrera (5), 6. J2-John Carney II (12), 7. 6-Dustin Gates (6), 8. 5-Eric Lutz (8), 9. 57-Cody Howard (7), 10. 94L-Layne Himebaugh (11), 11. 74e-Claud Estes (14), 12. 17T-Channin Tankersley (10), 13. D6-Dakota Gaines (13), 14. 1-Robbie Price (9). DNS: 2c-Wayne Johnson, 121-Jan Howard. Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 99b-Brady Bacon (1), 2. 21-Carson Short (4), 3. 26-Marshall Skinner (2), 4. 88r-Cody Gardner (5), 5. 08-Cannon McIntosh (7), 6. 8z-Zach Pringle (10), 7. 2h-Wally Henson (3), 8. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (14), 9. 44h-Ronny Howard (8), 10. 17b-Ryan Bickett (11), 11. 99J-Blake Jenkins (6), 12. 10-Terry Gray (9), 13. 77x-Alex Hill (12), 14. 3-Sammy Swindell (13). DNS: 5x-Tyson Hall, 94-Jeff Swindell. “A” Feature A Feature (27 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (1), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2), 3. 1x-Tim Crawley (6), 4. 52-Blake Hahn (3), 5. 14-Jordon Mallett (7), 6. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (4), 7. 99b-Brady Bacon (16), 8. 11g-Mike Goodman (8), 9. 10m-Morgan Turpen (10), 10. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (14), 11. 23-Seth Bergman (11), 12. 95-Matt Covington (15), 13. 5J-Jamie Ball (12), 14. 44m-Chris Martin (5), 15. 99-Skylar Gee (17), 16. 51b-Joe B. Miller (19), 17. 21a-Koty Adams (13), 18. 26-Marshall Skinner (20), 19. 17w-Harli White (9), 20. 21x-Carson Short (18). Lap Leaders: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-27.
  15. Reutzel One Step Closer to All Star Title after Four Crown Triumph by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (September 26, 2018) – Last Saturday’s Four Crown Nationals at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway proved to be a pivotal points night in the All Star Circuit of Champions title chase for Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team. Reutzel raced to his ninth series win of the year aboard the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X in the 27-lapper to virtually clinch the series driver points championship. “The whole race played out perfectly for us,” Reutzel said of his 11th overall win of the season. With the triumph and just the October 6 tilt at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway remaining on the All Star Circuit of Champions slate, Reutzel simply needs to finish 16th or better to secure the overall team title for the year. Reutzel kicked off the All Star portion of Saturday’s Four Crown Nationals by timing in second quick and then transferring through heat race action to land a Dash starting berth. From there, he finished fourth to earn the eighth starting position in the feature. “I didn’t get a good jump at the start of the Dash, but I could tell that we had some good speed,” Reutzel said of Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry. That speed carried over to the feature event with Reutzel needing just a dozen laps to work his way into the lead before checking out on the field to post the victory. “We got to fourth right away,” Reutzel recalls. “Our car was so good in the middle that I could pick off a car on every restart. There were a lot of cautions early and I picked up a spot on each restart, the race played out just right all the way.” Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team opened the weekend with a Friday night World of Outlaws card that preceded the Four Crown Nationals aboard Josh Baughman’s No. 17 entry. “We were saving our stuff for the All Star points race,” Reutzel explains. Reutzel raced his way into the feature before making an early exit. “We tried some stuff that has been working well and some other stuff that we’ve been wanting to try,” Reutzel says. “It was absolutely horrible. We clipped someone and I wasn’t sure what might have been bent, so we just pulled in to play it safe.” On the cusp of the All Star Circuit of Champions title, Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 team will take this weekend off to fully prepare for the October 6 finale at Kokomo Speedway before finishing out the season with another eight nights of World of Outlaws competition as well as California’s Trophy Cup. 2018 Quick Stats: 68 races, 11 wins, 27 top-fives, 39 top-tens. Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions season finale at Kokomo (IN) Speedway on Saturday, October 6. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results athttp://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  16. Reutzel Recaptures All Star Points Lead with Posse Win – Ohio Triple this Weekend by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (August 31, 2018) – After a stellar All Star of Circuit of Champions weekend in central Pennsylvania last weekend for Aaron Reutzel, an Ohio weekend triple kicks off Friday night for the driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car. Reutzel recaptured the All Star points lead with his ninth overall win of the season at Grandview Speedway last Thursday and proceeded to make it four top-fives in as many races over the weekend aboard the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X. With that strong weekend in the books for Reutzel and crew, they take a 42-point All Star Circuit of Champions lead into this weekend’s set of events that includes the Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday and then the Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway on Sunday night. After kicking off last weekend’s four-race set with a triumph Grandview, Reutzel went on to post finishes of third at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday and fifth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday. Reutzel was quick to point out a major factor in the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team’s success over the weekend. “We qualified really well, we were among the top two every night so we just had to hold on to a transfer spot in the heat each night to get into the Dashes,” Reutzel explains. “I’m not really sure what it is, we’re just on point with our qualifying right now. We’ve been fast just about everywhere lately.” Those qualifying efforts translated into front row starting positions at Grandview and Williams Grove, a fifth-starting position at Lincoln and third at BAPS. Reutzel made the most of it aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry. A previous trip to Grandview Speedway this season proved valuable for Reutzel. “We weren’t very good in the heat or the Dash,” Reutzel recalls. “But we learned at the Speedweek race earlier this season that when the track goes away, it goes away immediately. So even though we were a little too tight in the Dash, we tightened it up some more for the feature.” The decision paid dividends to the tune of an eighth All Star win of the year and ninth overall. “The car was perfect at the start of the race, and I just edged the wing back as the fuel load ran off,” Reutzel said of the dominant performance. Reutzel gunned into the lead at the drop of the green flag at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday only to have the start called back by a caution. “I think if that start had gone, we probably would have won that one too,” Reutzel says. Fellow front row starter Kyle Larson got the jump on the second try and Reutzel ultimately finished out the night with another podium finish in third. “We were really good in the feature, I tried to run down low where Kyle wasn’t,” Reutzel explains. “I got to Freddie (Rahmer) and Kyle and I think I could have slid them. But it was a good night to make sure I finished at least third since none of the other guys in our points race were in the top ten.” If there was any struggled at all over the course of the weekend, it was at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday. And that netted a fifth-place finish. “It was pretty tough to pass, you had to be really aggressive to do anything,” Reutzel explains. “We got up to fourth, then there was a late restart and I tried to make something happen and lost a position.” Reutzel finished out the stellar four-race weekend in Central Pennsylvania with another fifth-place showing at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday. “We didn’t think the track would slow down near as much as it did,” Reutzel says. “We were way too loose, we were probably lucky to hang on for fifth.” Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 team look to carry that momentum into Ohio this weekend at Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway. 2018 Quick Stats: 59 races, 9 wins, 23 top-fives, 33 top-tens. Quick Results: Thursday, August 23 – 1st at Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA) Friday, August 24 – 3rd at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA) Saturday, August 25 – 5th at Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA) Sunday, August 26 – 5th at BAPS Motor Speedway (Newberrytown, PA) Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica (OH) Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday and then Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, OH) on Sunday. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results athttp://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  17. Labor Day Weekend Special on Tap for Saturday at DCRP! Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 27, 2018) – The penultimate round of 2018 championship chase action atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas is set for this Saturday night, September 1. Saturday’s Labor Day Weekend special card at the state-of-the-art facility includes a full card of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. Saturday’s racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m. Thus far in 2018, a total of 185 different racers have competed in at least one round of DCRP championship chase action with 31 different competitors making their way to victory lane in 46 overall features. This past weekend’s tilt offered up four first-time winners on the season with only IMCA Hobby Stocker Duane Wahrman making a return visit to the winner’s circle after his fourth triumph of the year. Several championship battles continue to hang in the balance with only the Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on Saturday, September 15, remaining on the regular season following this Saturday’s card. While just two nights of championship chase competition remain, a pair of major events will follow with the BMI Racing Products Dodge City 200 Enduro on Saturday, September 22, and then the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Saturday, October 20. Leading the way into Saturday’s card are Steven Richardson in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, Nick Link in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Dusty Witthuhn in IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks. Kaup and Sellard are the only ones that can breathe somewhat easy when the green flag flies on Saturday as the other three title chases will likely go down to the final checkered flag on September 15. Woodward’s Kaup carries a 169-point lead over Bart Baker in the IMCA Sport Modified ranks into Saturday and could secure his fifth track championship in six years this weekend although the balance of the top ten continues to be in flux. Vying for a second consecutive IMCA Hobby Stock title, Bucklin’s Sellard takes a 117-point lead over Wahrman into Saturday’s tilt and is on the verge of locking things up. That’s not the case at all in the other three divisions with fewer than 22 points the difference between first and second in each case. In the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, Liberal’s Steven Richardson moved atop the points charts for the first time of the year with a fifth-place run this past weekend. Richardson is just 17 points ahead of previous leader Brian Herbert with Koby Walters just another three points back in third. Reigning champion Taylor Velasquez, the only driver to repeat in the Sprint Car ranks this year, may have suffered a critical blow to championship hopes when his engine expired one lap short of the checkered flag while running third last weekend. Velasquez has fallen 57 points off the lead pace as a result. Rolla’s Nick Link is gunning for a second IMCA Modified title in three years but holds only a 22 point advantage over Kevin Gray with William Nusser just another 11 points back in third. Bazine’s Dusty Witthuhn takes a 20-point lead over Chris Oliver into Saturday’s card in the IMCA Hobby Stock chase. After Oliver scored his first career win on July 14, Witthuhn knocked off the next two wins before Tyler Tipton topped last weekend’s action. General admission for Saturday’s championship chase action at DCRP is just $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000. In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action. The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/. Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.
  18. J.D. Johnson Scores DCRP Sprint Car Win with Todd Shute, Jarett Lunow, Tyler Tipton and Duane Wahrman in Victory Lane as Well Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 25, 2018) – J.D. Johnson made a long awaited return to Dodge City Raceway Park’s victory lane by storming to the checkered flag in Saturday night’s 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature atop the 3/8-mile clay oval. While Johnson posted his first DCRP win since 2013, Iowa’s Todd Shute bested the IMCA Modifeds, Jarett Lunow captured his first IMCA Sport Modified in, Tyler Tipton topped the IMCA Stock Cars and Duane Wahrman won in the IMCA Hobby Stock ranks. In the 20-lap DCRP Sprint Car feature, Goddard’s Johnson slid past two-time and reigning track champion Taylor Velasquez on the sixth round and led the rest of the way to pick up the victory aboard the Evans Building Company/Alternative Pest Management No. 98 entry. With Johnson racing through traffic over the last half of the event, Luke Cranston worked past Velasquez on the 17th lap and settled for a runner-up honors a half-dozen car-lengths behind Johnson. Velasquez lost a powerplant as the white flag flew, handing the third position to Ray Seemann with Koby Walters and new track points leader Steven Richardson rounding out the top five. In the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature, Des Moines’ Todd Shute mad the most of his first DCRP visit by making his way to victory lane. It wasn’t without a battle though, as a four-way battle between William Nusser, Jesse Smith, R.C. Whitwell and Shute ensued. Whitwell’s chances ended after contact with Nusser as Shute took advantage of the lead duo to take command on the 17th circuit. Shute paced the final circuits to take the checkered flag ahead of Nusser and Smith with Jesse Hoskins and Kevin Gray rounding out the top five. In the 15-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature, Dodge City’s Jarett Lunow capitalized on his father’s late-race misfortune to notch his first DCRP win in the Sport Mod ranks. Mike Lunow led from the outset and paced the field until sliding to the infield with mechanical problems less than three laps shy of the checkered flag. Jarett Lunow assumed command and held off Daylon Bergeron over the final three circuits with Jeff Kaup, Kaleb Roach and Bart Baker rounding out the top five. In the 12-lap IMCA Stock Car feature, Weskan’s Tyler Tipton battled past Ondre Rexford for the point on the fourth round and led the rest of the way for his first DCRP win July of last year. Tipton raced to the stripe ahead of Rexford with Chris Oliver, Dusty Witthuhn and Michael Pepper rounding out the top five. In the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature, Duane Wahrman raced into the lead on the fourth circuit and checked out on the field to post his fourth win of the year. Wahrman cruised to the stripe ahead of Reagan Sellard with Dion Priddy, early leader Jacob Huse and Danny Schulte rounding out the top five. Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday night, September 1, with a full card of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. Dodge City Raceway Park August 25, 2018 Results: Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 7-Shane Sundquist, 6. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 7. 911-Ty Williams (DNS), 8. 18-Brandon Sprott (DNS). Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tracey Hill, 2. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 3. 17x-Kade Hagans, 4. 97-Brian Herbert, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 9d-Lance Davis, 8. 91-Christian Shriver (DNS). Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 8J-Brandy Jones, 7. 24-Cody Hays. “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 72-Ray Seemann, 4. 33-Koby Walters, 5. 0-Steven Richardson, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 10-Jordan Knight, 8. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 9. 11k-Tyler Knight, 10. 49-Kris Moore, 11. 1x-Cody Lampe, 12. 97-Brian Herbert, 13. 7-Shane Sundquist, 14. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 15. 8J-Brandy Jones, 16. 9d-Lance Davis, 17. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 18. 24-Cody Hays, 19. 17x-Kade Hagans, 20. 95-Buddy Tubbs (DNS), 21. 911-Ty Williams (DNS), 22. 91-Christian Shriver (DNS), 23. 18-Brandn Sprott (DNS). IMCA Modifieds: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 57-Joel Lane, 2. 71T-Todd Shute, 3. 26-Tom Beavers, 4. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 5. 1n-Nick Link, 6. 12-Kevin Tabor, 7. 88J-Jack Kirchoff. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 2. 25-Kale Beavers, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. 01-Jesse Smith, 5. 16-Kevin Gray, 6. A2-Randy Wilson. “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 71T-Todd Shute, 2. 7n-William Nusser, 3. 01-Jesse Smith, 4. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 5. 16-Kevin Gray, 6. 25-Kale Beavers, 7. A2-Randy Wilson, 8. 1n-Nick Link, 9. 12-Kevin Tabor, 10. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 11. 26-Tom Beavers, 12. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 13. 57-Joel Lane. IMCA Sport Modifieds: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 7-Jarett Lunow, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 4. 8-Brian May, 5. 65-Kohl Ricke, 6. 12d-Brad Johnson, 7. 10-Alex Wiens. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 44-Mike Lunow, 2. 4-Freddy McCoy, 3. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 4. 37-Bart Baker, 5. 18-Kyle Wiens, 6. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 7. 3s-Adam Stenzel. “A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 7-Jarett Lunow, 2. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 5. 37-Bart Baker, 6. 18-Kyle Wiens, 7. 3s-Adam Stenel, 8. 4-Freddy McCoy, 9. 12d-Brad Johnson, 10. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 11. 65-Kohl Ricke, 12. 44-Mike Lunow, 13. 10-Alex Wiens, 14. 8-Brian May. IMCA Stock Cars: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 95-Tyler Tipton, 2. 20-Tyler Walker, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 5. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie, 7. 22p-Jack Pepper, 8. 22-Michael Pepper, 9. 94b-Brandon Ballard. “A” Main (12 Laps): 1. 95-Tyler Tipton, 2. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 5. 22-Michael Pepper, 6. 20-Tyler Walker, 7. 22p-Jack Pepper, 8. 94b-Brandon Ballard, 9. 33-Marlin Hogie. IMCA Hobby Stocks: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 2. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 3. 11-Joshua Reece, 4. 45p-Ryan Penrod, 5. 55-Jacob Huse, 6. 24b-Sheri Berger, 7. 19-Brett Copeland. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. D68-Dion Priddy, 3. 12r-Brooke Russell, 4. 81d-Mike Davis, 5. 69-Danny Schulte, 8. 7-Tom Reed. “A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 2. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 3. D68-Dion Priddy, 4. 55-Jacob Huse, 5. 69-Danny Schulte, 6. 11-Joshua Reece, 7. 24b-Sheri Berger, 8. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 9. 81d-Mike Davis, 10. 7-Tom Reed, 11. 45p-Ryan Penrod, 12. 12r-Brooke Russell (DQ), 13. 19-Brett Copeland (DNS).
  19. Beason Bags POWRi West Honors at Humboldt Lonnie Wheatley HUMBODLT, Kan. (August 25, 2018) – Jonathan Beason moved to the top of the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA win charts by topping Saturday night’s 25-lap feature at Humboldt Speedway. The Broken Arrow, OK, shoe battled past Friday night winner Hank Davis in the closing rounds to pick up his third series win of the year aboard the Hard Eight Racing Ferguson Superstore No. 8J entry. After starting fourth, Beason spent most of the race chasing front row outside starter Davis, who was vying for a weekend sweep. Davis weathered several cautions until Beason pounced following the final caution with just three laps to go after A.J. Burns suffered engine woes. Beason slid past Davis to take the win with the 14-year-old settling for runner-up honors. Wesley Smith rallied from 14th to round out the podium in third with 13th-starter Joe B. Miller and pole starter Kory Schudy rounding out the top five. Blake Edwards earned Hard Charger honors by racing from 19th to sixth with 17th-starter Craig Oakes, Pat Schudy, Hunter Fischer and Dustin Gilbert completing the top ten. Kory Schudy, Davis and Noah Gass topped heat race action. In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer, A1 Machine, Rod End Supply, Pyrotech, Esslinger Engineering Performance and MyChron Tom/AIM. The POWRi West Midget League is back in action next Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2, in conjunction with the POWRi National Midget series at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway. Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Results Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, KS) – August 25, 2018 Smith Ti Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 28-Kory Schudy, [3]; 2. 3-Dustin Gilbert, [1]; 3. 27B-A.J. Burns, [4]; 4. 23-Hannah Adair, [6]; 5. 44-Wesley Smith, [5]; 6. 926-Morgan Frewaldt, [2]; 7. 17E-Blake Edwards, [7]. Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 42-Hank Davis, [3]; 2. 8K-Jonathan Beason, [5]; 3. 4B-Grady Chandler, [1]; 4. 7U-Joe Miller, [2]; 5. 24-Hunter Fischer, [6]; 6. 81-Chase Porter, [7]; 7. 2-A.J. Gilbert, [4]. Saldana Products Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 77-Noah Gass, [3]; 2. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [2]; 3. 7S-Pat Schudy, [4]; 4. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [6]; 5. 84-Phil Shapel, [5]; 6. 52-Craig Oakes, [7]; 7. 84S-Shaun Shapel, [1]. “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 8K-Jonathan Beason, [4]; 2. 42-Hank Davis, [2]; 3. 44-Wesley Smith, [14]; 4. 7U-Joe Miller, [13]; 5. 28-Kory Schudy, [1]; 6. 17E-Blake Edwards, [19]; 7. 52-Craig Oakes, [17]; 8. 7S-Pat Schudy, [8]; 9. 24-Hunter Fischer, [12]; 10. 3-Dustin Gilbert, [6]; 11. 23-Hannah Adair, [9]; 12. 2-A.J. Gilbert, [20]; 13. 27B-A.J. Burns, [7]; 14. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [10]; 15. 926-Morgan Frewaldt, [18]; 16. 84-Phil Shapel, [15]; 17. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [5]; 18. 81-Chase Porter, [16]; 19. 77-Noah Gass, [3]; 20. 84S-Shaun Shapel, [21]; 21. 4B-Grady Chandler, [11]. BOSS Performance High Point Driver: Kory Schudy.
  20. Hank Davis Drives to POWRi West Victory Lane at Humboldt by Lonnie Wheatley HUMBODLT, Kan. (August 24, 2018) – The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA kicked off a two-night stand at Humboldt Speedway with 14-year-old Hank Davis of Sand Springs, Oklahoma driving to his second series win of the year in Friday night’s 25-lap feature event. After starting fifth, Davis battled past Blake Hahn by the 15th round en route to victory lane aboard the Rujo Racers No. 42 Midget entry. Davis was chased to the stripe by Hahn, who took the lead away from Grady Chandler on the fourth circuit before surrendering the point to Davis after a heated battle. Current series points leader Kory Schudy filled out the podium in third with Joe B. Miller and Chandler rounding out the top five. Wesley Smith was sixth with Blake Edwards, Craig Oakes, Cody Brewer and Noah Gass completing the top ten. Davis, Chandler and Hahn topped heat race action. In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer, A1 Machine, Rod End Supply, Pyrotech, Esslinger Engineering Performance and MyChron Tom/AIM. The POWRi West Midget League wraps up the weekend double at Humboldt Speedway with a Saturday night tilt that fires off at 8:00 p.m. Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Results Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, KS) – August 24, 2018 Smith Ti Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 42-Hank Davis, [6]; 2. 7U-Joe Miller, [2]; 3. 17E-Blake Edwards, [4]; 4. 24-Hunter Fischer, [5]; 5. 7S-Pat Schudy, [3]; 6. 3-Dustin Gilbert, [1]; 7. 84-Phil Shapel, [7]. Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 4B-Grady Chandler, [1]; 2. 44-Wesley Smith, [5]; 3. 52-Craig Oakes, [3]; 4. 23-Hannah Adair, [6]; 5. 926-Morgan Frewaldt, [4]; 6. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [2]; 7. 84S-Shawn Shapel, [7]. Saldana Products Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 52H-Blake Hahn, [1]; 2. 81-Chase Porter, [3]; 3. 28-Kory Schudy, [7]; 4. 96-Cody Brewer, [5]; 5. 2-A.J. Gilbert, [2]; 6. 27B-A.J. Burns, [6]; 7. 77-Noah Gass, [4] . “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 42-Hank Davis, [5]; 2. 52H-Blake Hahn, [1]; 3. 28-Kory Schudy, [3]; 4. 7U-Joe Miller, [7]; 5. 4B-Grady Chandler, [2]; 6. 44-Wesley Smith, [4]; 7. 17E-Blake Edwards, [8]; 8. 52-Craig Oakes, [10]; 9. 96-Cody Brewer, [12]; 10. 77-Noah Gass, [20]; 11. 23-Hannah Adair, [9]; 12. 24-Hunter Fischer, [11]; 13. 3-Dustin Gilbert, [19]; 14. 7S-Pat Schudy, [14]; 15. 2-A.J. Gilbert, [15]; 16. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [21]; 17. 27B-A.J. Burns, [16]; 18. 926-Morgan Frewaldt, [13]; 19. 84S-Shawn Shapel, [18]; 20. 81-Chase Porter, [6]; 21. 84-Phil Shapel, [17]. BOSS Performance High Point Driver: Hank Davis.
  21. Reutzel Resumes All Star Title Pursuit after Career Best Knoxville Nationals Fourth-Place Finish by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (August 23, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel continues to climb the charts at the world famous Knoxville Nationals, this time around posting a career-best fourth-place finish in the Saturday night, August 11, 50-lap finale. With his first top-five Nationals run in the books aboard the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car, the focus is once again upon capturing the All Star Circuit of Champions 2018 championship. After posting a tenth-place run in the lone event of three that were scheduled for last weekend, Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team take to Pennsylvania for four events this week beginning on Thursday night. “We have had some good speed at some of these tracks, so hopefully we can make a good weekend of it,” Reutzel said. Reutzel’s Knoxville Nationals effort began with a key qualifying lap of 15.139 seconds on Wednesday, August 8, that put him third-quickest of the night. Reutzel followed that up with a critical last-lap pass for the fourth and final transfer position to the feature event. From there, Reutzel held on to post an eighth-place finish that was good enough to secure the fifth starting position in Saturday night’s finale aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry. “After being really good in qualifying and the heat, we kinda struggled in that feature,” Reutzel said of the preliminary night. “We made some wholesale changes for Saturday and were really good in hot laps.” So good in hot laps in fact that he was quickest among the 20 drivers already locked into the big show. Reutzel went on to run among the top five throughout, ultimately posting a fourth-place run aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry. “We were pretty good early, but we were a little loose the first half of the race,” Reutzel explained. “The second half, I was better but the bottom got narrower. I just need more laps there, if you miss your marks at all it can cost you a half-second a lap.” After earning Rookie of the Nationals honors in 2015 and then Hard Charger honors last year, a fourth-place finish in what annually ranks as the premier Sprint Car event of the year was another huge step in the right direction for Reutzel and company. “We ran fourth at the Knoxville Nationals, that’s pretty good and we’ll take it,” Reutzel says. With no time for Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 to rest on their laurels, a New York triple with the All Star Circuit of Champions was on deck last weekend with only the Sunday night portion at Lebanon Valley Raceway dodging the rain. After cutting a tire while racing for the lead, Reutzel rallied back to salvage a tenth-place finish on the night. “I got a good run on Paul (McMahan) and thought I had him cleared,” Reutzel recalls. “I got over his left front though and got a flat. If I would have got by him, I’m pretty sure we would have won that because that track was pretty hard to race on.” Four critical nights of All Star Circuit of Champions competition kicks off Thursday night at Grandview Speedway before moving on to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, Lincoln Speedway on Saturday and BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday. 2018 Quick Stats: 55 races, 8 wins, 19 top-fives, 29 top-tens. Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions at Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA) on Thursday, Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA) on Friday, Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA) on Saturday and BAPS Motor Speedway (Newberrytown, PA) on Sunday. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results athttp://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  22. Mike Roach Rules Sport Modified Mayhem at DCRP with Brendon Gemmill, Dusty Witthuhn & Tathan Burkhart Scoring as Well! Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 18, 2018) – Woodward, Oklahoma’s Mike Roach became the first repeat winner of Dodge City Raceway Park’s $1,000-to-win Sport Modified Mayhem event by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s fifth rendition of Mayhem atop the 3/8-mile clay oval. While Roach topped the 25-lapper from sixth starting position after initially topping the event in 2015, other Saturday night victors included Brendon Gemmill in IMCA Modifieds, Dusty Witthuhn in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks. In the 25-lap Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem feature event, Mike Roach needed just four laps to rally from sixth into second and then took the lead away from current IMCA Sport Modified track points leader and defending champion Jeff Kaup on the eighth circuit. Roach led the rest of the way to post his second consecutive victory at DCRP with Brandon Kenney in tow after taking the second position from Kaup on the ninth lap. After topping last year’s Sport Modified Mayhem card, Dustin Daniels fell two positions short of going back-to-back by filling out the podium in third with Kaup and Blaine Walt rounding out the top five. Wichita resident Brendon Gemmill added his second DCRP win of the year as well by charging to victory lane in the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event. After starting eighth, Gemmill worked his way up to second by the ninth round and then took the lead away from Jesse Hoskins on the 15thcircuit en route to victory lane. Hoskins settled for runner-up honors with Troy Gemmill, Jesse Smith and Joel Lane rounding out the top five. After snapping a three-year winless streak atop DCRP clay last time out on July 27, Dusty Witthuhn made it two wins in a row by besting the 12-lap IMCA Stock Car feature. Witthuhn assumed the lead at the midway point after early leader Tyler Walker and Shannon Maughlin were forced pitside after an incident while dicing for the lead. Witthuhn raced on to the stripe ahead of Ondre Rexford and Chris Oliver. Hays’ Tathan Burkhart added his second IMCA Hobby Stock feature win of the season with a last-lap pass for glory in the 15-lap main event. Burkhart made his way forward from the ninth-starting position and after clawing his way to second by the 11th round, he rallied past Duane Wahrman on the final circuit to snare the win. Wahrman settled for second with Reagan Sellard, Matt O’Hair and Chad Kelley rounding out the top five. Championship chase racing action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday night, August 25, with a full card of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifeds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. The green flag flies at 7:30 p.m. Dodge City Raceway Park August 18, 2018 - Results Fifth Annual IMCA Sport Modified Mayhem: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 14w-Blaine Walt, 2. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 3. 7-Jarett Lunow, 4. 4-Freddy McCoy, 5. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 6. 9jr-Brendyn Nordyke, 7. 8-Brian May, 8. 21h-Dustin Howard. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 33r-Mike Roach, 2. 44-Mike Lunow, 3. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 4. 83-Matthew Shenberger, 5. 33s-Slade Roach, 6. 65-Kohl Ricke, 7. 28-Seth Beard. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 81-Troy Bynum, 3. 9-Monty Nordyke, 4. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 5. 18-Kyle Wiens, 6. 08-Dakota Sproul, 7. 99h-Nicholas Hankins. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 33-Dustin Daniels, 2. 37-Bart Baker, 3. 56m-Mike Appel, 4. 10-Alex Wiens, 5. 21-Joey Maupin, 6. 11h-Denver Howard, 7. 5r-Kaleb Roach. First “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 2. 4-Daylon Bergeron, 3. 33s-Slade Roach, 4. 28-Seth Beard, 5. 65-Kohl Ricke, 6. 9jr-Brendyn Nordyke, 7. 83-Matthew Shenberger, 8. 8-Brian May. DNS: 21h-Dustin Howard. Second “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 2. 10-Alex Wiens, 3. 18-Kyle Wiens, 4. 21-Joey Maupin, 5. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 6. 08-Dakota Sproul, 7. 11h-Denver Howard, 8. 99h-Nicholas Hankins. “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 33r-Mike Roach, 2. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 3. 33-Mike Daniels, 4. 92-Jeff Kaup, 5. 14w-Blaine Walt, 6. 81-Troy Bynum, 7. 37-Bart Baker, 8. 56m-Mike Appel, 9. 7-Jarett Lunow, 10. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 11. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 12. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 13. 33s-Slade Roach, 14. 18-Kyle Wiens, 15. 4-Freddy McCoy, 16. 9-Monty Nordyke, 17. 44-Mike Lunow, 18. 21-Joey Maupin, 19. 10-Alex Wiens, 20. 28-Seth Beard. IMCA Modifieds: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 2. 25-Kale Beavers, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. 16-Kevin Gray, 5. 85c-Clay Sellard, 6. 8r-Jesse Richter, 7. 26-Tom Beavers. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 721-Troy Gemmill, 2. 01-Jesse Smith, 3. 57-Joel Lane, 4. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 5. 7-Clay Money, 6. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 7. 1n-Nick Link. “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 2. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 3. 721-Troy Gemmill, 4. 01-Jesse Smith, 5. 57-Joel Lane, 6. 25-Kale Beavers, 7. 8r-Jesse Richter, 8. 16-Kevin Gray, 9. 7-Clay Money, 10. 1n-Nick Link, 11. 7n-William Nusser, 12. 26-Tom Beavers, 13. 85c-Clay Sellard, 14. 88J-Jack Kirchoff. IMCA Stock Cars: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 20-Tyler Walker, 2. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 22-Donald Kaup, 5. 33-Marlin Hogie, 6. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 7. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 8. 17-Ryan Keller. “A” Main (12 Laps): 1. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 2. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 22-Donald Kaup, 5. 33-Marlin Hogie, 6. 20-Tyler Walker, 7. 17-Ryan Keller, 8. 17m-Shannon Maughlin. IMCA Hobby Stocks: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 2. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 3. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 4. 57-Chad Kelley, 5. 7-Tom Reed, 6. 55-Jacob Huse. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 19-Brett Copeland, 2. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 3. 81d-Mike Davis, 4. 69-Danny Schulte, 5. 3-Brian Thomas, 6. 24b-Sheri Berger. “A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 2. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 3. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 4. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 5. 57-Chad Kelley, 6. 69-Danny Schulte, 7. 19-Brett Copeland, 8. 7-Tom Reed, 9. 55-Jacob Huse, 10. 81d-Mike Davis, 11. 24b-Sheri Berger, 12. 3-Brian Thomas.
  23. Hometown Hero Jeremy Campbell Captures Freedom Tour Finale at 81 Speedway by Lonnie Wheatley WICHITA, Kan. (August 18, 2018) – Once again, the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” finale at 81 Speedway left a near-capacity crowd standing on its feet and roaring approval. This time, the raucous crowd was cheering on hometown ace Jeremy Campbell as he outdueled Arizona’s Charles Davis, Jr., for the $2,500 winner’s share in Saturday night’s final 30-lapper of the Sixth Annual “Freedom Tour”. “I can’t even describe what this feels like,” an enthused Campbell commented in victory lane. “This is the only time we do this each year, but I think we’ve finally got the non-wing setup figured out and we know how to get around this racetrack.” It proved to be a monumental battle with Campbell ultimately capturing the lead for keeps on the 22nd round and then fending off Davis, Jr., over the closing circuits to secure the win aboard the Dan’s Cycle No. 10c Sprint Car. After a dramatic last-corner pass of Chris Bonneau to win the night’s second qualifying race, Campbell gridded the feature field outside the front row with Friday night winner Davis, Jr., leading the way to the green flag from the pole position. Campbell gunned into the lead at the outset and worked the high side of the track to open up a 2.5-second advantage in the early rounds. But, when traffic came into play after eight rounds, Davis, Jr., chomped away at the advantage in short order before sliding into the lead on the 11th circuit. The pair battled for the point through traffic until the first of just two cautions flew after 20 laps with Campbell shooting back out front on a lap 22 restart after the second caution appeared just one circuit later. While Campbell set the pace on the cushion in the closing rounds, Davis, Jr., tracked his every move and was poised for the late slider until tripping over the turn one cushion on the 28th lap and losing several car-lengths. Campbell was flawless over the final two laps to finish off the landmark win, doing several celebratory donuts that brought the crowd to a roar as Davis, Jr., fell short of an 81 Speedway sweep with the runner-up finish. While Davis, Jr., and Campbell raced to a near half-lap advantage over the rest of the field in the opening 20 laps of non-stop action, the battle for third through tenth was torrid throughout. Racing in seventh when the first caution appeared, Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Kyle Clark sliced his way up to third over the closing rounds to round out the podium after starting 12th. Nebraska’s T.J. Artz picked off several positions over the final rounds as well to snare fourth with Arizona’s Dennis Gile rounding out the top five after an eventful set of final laps that shuffled the running order significantly. Davis, Jr., and Martin topped Saturday night’s heat race action with Davis, Jr., rallying from sixth to first on the opening lap to win the second qualifier before Campbell’s last-lap dramatics in the second qualifier. Sixth Annual USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Round Four Results August 18, 2018 – 81 Speedway (Wichita, KS) Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (2), 2. 7-Michelle Decker (4), 3. 18-Terry Richards (1), 4. 13-Dennis Gile (8), 5. 15-Chris Bonneau (7), 6. 98-Matt Lundy (5), 7. 98az-Daylin Perreira (3), 8. 9$-Kyle Clark (6). Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin (1), 2. 5-Cameron Hagin (2), 3. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (4), 4. 5$-Danny Smith (3), 5. 17-Mike Woodruff (5), 6. 57-T.J. Artz (7), 7. 5x-Tyson Hall (6). Qualifier One (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (6), 2. 18-Terry Richards (3), 3. 5$-Danny Smith (2), 4. 5-Cameron Hagin (4), 5. 16-Mike Martin (5), 6. 57-T.J. Artz (1), 7. 9$-Kyle Clark (8), 8. 5x-Tyson Hall (7). Qualifier Two (8 Laps): 1. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (4), 2. 15-Chris Bonneau (3), 3. 13-Dennis Gile (5), 4. 7-Michelle Decker (6), 5. 98-Matt Lundy (1), 6. 98az-Daylin Perreira (7), 7. 17-Mike Woodruff (2). “A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (2), 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (1), 3. 9$-Kyle Clark (12), 4. 57-T.J. Artz (11), 5. 13-Dennis Gile (3), 6. 5-Cameron Hagin (6), 7. 7-Michelle Decker (4), 8. 16-Mike Martin (7), 9. 5$-Danny Smith (8), 10. 15-Chris Bonneau (5), 11. 18-Terry Richards (9), 12. 98-Matt Lundy (10), 13. 98az-Daylin Perreira (13), 14. 5x-Tyson Hall (14), 15. 17-Mike Woodruff (DNS). Lap Leaders: Jeremy Campbell 1-10, Charles Davis, Jr. 11-21, Campbell 22-30.
  24. Mike Roach Rules Sport Modified Mayhem at DCRP with Brendon Gemmill, Dusty Witthuhn & Tathan Burkhart Scoring as Well by Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 18, 2018) – Woodward, Oklahoma’s Mike Roach became the first repeat winner of Dodge City Raceway Park’s $1,000-to-win Sport Modified Mayhem event by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s fifth rendition of Mayhem atop the 3/8-mile clay oval. While Roach topped the 25-lapper from sixth starting position after initially topping the event in 2015, other Saturday night victors included Brendon Gemmill in IMCA Modifieds, Dusty Witthuhn in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks. In the 25-lap Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem feature event, Mike Roach needed just four laps to rally from sixth into second and then took the lead away from current IMCA Sport Modified track points leader and defending champion Jeff Kaup on the eighth circuit. Roach led the rest of the way to post his second consecutive victory at DCRP with Brandon Kenney in tow after taking the second position from Kaup on the ninth lap. After topping last year’s Sport Modified Mayhem card, Dustin Daniels fell two positions short of going back-to-back by filling out the podium in third with Kaup and Blaine Walt rounding out the top five. Wichita resident Brendon Gemmill added his second DCRP win of the year as well by charging to victory lane in the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event. After starting eighth, Gemmill worked his way up to second by the ninth round and then took the lead away from Jesse Hoskins on the 15th circuit en route to victory lane. Hoskins settled for runner-up honors with Troy Gemmill, Jesse Smith and Joel Lane rounding out the top five. After snapping a three-year winless streak atop DCRP clay last time out on July 27, Dusty Witthuhn made it two wins in a row by besting the 12-lap IMCA Stock Car feature. Witthuhn assumed the lead at the midway point after early leader Tyler Walker and Shannon Maughlin were forced pitside after an incident while dicing for the lead. Witthuhn raced on to the stripe ahead of Ondre Rexford and Chris Oliver. Hays’ Tathan Burkhart added his second IMCA Hobby Stock feature win of the season with a last-lap pass for glory in the 15-lap main event. Burkhart made his way forward from the ninth-starting position and after clawing his way to second by the 11th round, he rallied past Duane Wahrman on the final circuit to snare the win. Wahrman settled for second with Reagan Sellard, Matt O’Hair and Chad Kelley rounding out the top five. Championship chase racing action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday night, August 25, with a full card of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifeds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. The green flag flies at 7:30 p.m. Dodge City Raceway Park August 18, 2018 - Results Fifth Annual IMCA Sport Modified Mayhem: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 14w-Blaine Walt, 2. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 3. 7-Jarett Lunow, 4. 4-Freddy McCoy, 5. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 6. 9jr-Brendyn Nordyke, 7. 8-Brian May, 8. 21h-Dustin Howard. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 33r-Mike Roach, 2. 44-Mike Lunow, 3. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 4. 83-Matthew Shenberger, 5. 33s-Slade Roach, 6. 65-Kohl Ricke, 7. 28-Seth Beard. Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 81-Troy Bynum, 3. 9-Monty Nordyke, 4. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 5. 18-Kyle Wiens, 6. 08-Dakota Sproul, 7. 99h-Nicholas Hankins. Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 33-Dustin Daniels, 2. 37-Bart Baker, 3. 56m-Mike Appel, 4. 10-Alex Wiens, 5. 21-Joey Maupin, 6. 11h-Denver Howard, 7. 5r-Kaleb Roach. First “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 2. 4-Daylon Bergeron, 3. 33s-Slade Roach, 4. 28-Seth Beard, 5. 65-Kohl Ricke, 6. 9jr-Brendyn Nordyke, 7. 83-Matthew Shenberger, 8. 8-Brian May. DNS: 21h-Dustin Howard. Second “B” Main (10 Laps): 1. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 2. 10-Alex Wiens, 3. 18-Kyle Wiens, 4. 21-Joey Maupin, 5. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 6. 08-Dakota Sproul, 7. 11h-Denver Howard, 8. 99h-Nicholas Hankins. “A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 33r-Mike Roach, 2. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 3. 33-Mike Daniels, 4. 92-Jeff Kaup, 5. 14w-Blaine Walt, 6. 81-Troy Bynum, 7. 37-Bart Baker, 8. 56m-Mike Appel, 9. 7-Jarett Lunow, 10. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 11. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 12. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 13. 33s-Slade Roach, 14. 18-Kyle Wiens, 15. 4-Freddy McCoy, 16. 9-Monty Nordyke, 17. 44-Mike Lunow, 18. 21-Joey Maupin, 19. 10-Alex Wiens, 20. 28-Seth Beard. IMCA Modifieds: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 2. 25-Kale Beavers, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. 16-Kevin Gray, 5. 85c-Clay Sellard, 6. 8r-Jesse Richter, 7. 26-Tom Beavers. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 721-Troy Gemmill, 2. 01-Jesse Smith, 3. 57-Joel Lane, 4. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 5. 7-Clay Money, 6. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 7. 1n-Nick Link. “A” Main (20 Laps): 1. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 2. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 3. 721-Troy Gemmill, 4. 01-Jesse Smith, 5. 57-Joel Lane, 6. 25-Kale Beavers, 7. 8r-Jesse Richter, 8. 16-Kevin Gray, 9. 7-Clay Money, 10. 1n-Nick Link, 11. 7n-William Nusser, 12. 26-Tom Beavers, 13. 85c-Clay Sellard, 14. 88J-Jack Kirchoff. IMCA Stock Cars: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 20-Tyler Walker, 2. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 22-Donald Kaup, 5. 33-Marlin Hogie, 6. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 7. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 8. 17-Ryan Keller. “A” Main (12 Laps): 1. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 2. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 22-Donald Kaup, 5. 33-Marlin Hogie, 6. 20-Tyler Walker, 7. 17-Ryan Keller, 8. 17m-Shannon Maughlin. IMCA Hobby Stocks: Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 2. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 3. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 4. 57-Chad Kelley, 5. 7-Tom Reed, 6. 55-Jacob Huse. Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 19-Brett Copeland, 2. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 3. 81d-Mike Davis, 4. 69-Danny Schulte, 5. 3-Brian Thomas, 6. 24b-Sheri Berger. “A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 2. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 3. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 4. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 5. 57-Chad Kelley, 6. 69-Danny Schulte, 7. 19-Brett Copeland, 8. 7-Tom Reed, 9. 55-Jacob Huse, 10. 81d-Mike Davis, 11. 24b-Sheri Berger, 12. 3-Brian Thomas.
  25. Davis Charges to Freedom Tour Glory in 81 Speedway Series Opener by Lonnie Wheatley WICHITA, Kan. (August 17, 2018) – Buckeye, Arizona’s Charles Davis, Jr., picked up right where he left off in USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” competition by parking the familiar, orange No. 50 entry in 81 Speedway’s beer garden after topping Friday night’s 30-lap feature event. Davis, Jr., assumed command on the sixth round then survived some late traffic to keep Chris Bonneau at bay as he collected his fifth career “Freedom Tour” triumph with the sixth rendition of the mini-series finally getting under way after the initial two rounds at I-30 Speedway and Creek County Speedway fell victim to rain. The victory for Davis, Jr., aboard the RSS Industries/MP Environmental Services Sprint Car was worth $2,500. After starting the feature in fourth, Davis, Jr., spent the initial rounds chasing pole starter Mike Martin until a potential third career 81 Speedway victory for “The Magic Man” slipped out of grasp when he spun in turn four to precipitate the first of just two cautions. Narrowly getting past Martin without significant damage, Davis, Jr., set sail and weathered the final caution five laps later. Ripping around the top side of the 3/8-mile clay oval, Davis, Jr., held nearly a half-straightaway advantage over fellow Arizona shoe Chris Bonneau with 81 Speedway ace Jeremy Campbell holding down the third position. The door nearly opened for Bonneau when Davis, Jr., approached traffic with seven laps remaining, but when “Chargin’ Charles” finally made his way through the trio of cars before Bonneau could capitalize it was game over before parking it in the beer garden again much to the delight of the crowd. Bonneau settled for runner-up honors with Campbell filling out the podium in third while Dennis Gile rallied from the 13th starting position to snare fourth after brake woes sidelined him in heat race action. Nebraska’s T.J. Artz rounded out the top five after opening the night with a heat race win. While Artz won the opening heat race, Bonneau topped the second heat race. The Sixth Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” concludes with Saturday night’s $2,500-to-win min-series finale at 81 Speedway. Racing action gets under way at 7:00 p.m. Sixth Annual USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Round Three Results August 17, 2018 – 81 Speedway (Wichita, KS) Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 57-T.J. Artz (1), 2. 22-David Stephenson (4), 3. 5$-Danny Smith (7), 4. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (8), 5. 7-Michelle Decker (6), 6. 5-Cameron Hagin (3), 7. 17-Mike Woodruff (2), 8. 98az-Daylin Perreira (5). Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 15-Chris Bonneau (1), 2. 16-Mike Martin (3), 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (6), 4. 18-Terry Richards (5), 5. 5x-Tyson Hall (2), 6. 98-Matt Lundy (4), 7. 13-Dennis Gile (DNS). “A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (4), 2. 15-Chris Bonneau (2), 3. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (5), 4. 13-Dennis Gile (13), 5. 57-T.J. Artz (3), 6. 16-Mike Martin (1), 7. 5$-Danny Smith (6), 8. 18-Terry Richards (8), 9. 98-Matt Lundy (9), 10. 5x-Tyson Hall (10), 11. 7-Michelle Decker (7), 12. 17-Mike Woodruff (11), 13. 98az-Daylin Perreira (14), 14. 5-Cameron Hagin (12), 15. 22-David Stephenson (DNS). Lap Leaders: Mike Martin 1-5, Charles Davis, Jr. 6-30.
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