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  1. Courtney wins USAC “Midwest Midget Championship” finale at Jefferson County Speedway by Lonnie Wheatley FAIRBURY, Neb. (July 13, 2019) – Current NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series points leader Tyler Courtney finished off Jefferson County Speedway’s Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation by storming to victory lane in Saturday night’s 40-lap feature event atop the 1/5-mile clay oval. Courtney took advantage of a Kevin Thomas, Jr, miscue on a lap five restart to take command after starting from the pole position and led the frantic final 36 laps aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing No. 7bc NOS Energy Drink Toyota-powered entry. It wasn’t without some late drama though, as Thomas, Jr., had one last shot at stealing the win after a final caution that set up a four-lap dash to the stripe. “I saw someone there racing with me for the win,” Courtney said in victory lane. “I hadn’t been on the bottom of the track since early in the race so I knew I just had to keep hitting my marks up top.” While Courtney started from the pole position, it was front row outside starter Thomas, Jr., jumping into the initial lead as Courtney fell back to fourth behind Jerry Coons, Jr., and Tanner Thorson on the opening lap. Courtney rebounded quickly though by getting back up to second by the time the first of three cautions flew after four laps for 2016 Fairbury winner Chad Boat. And when Thomas, Jr., stumbled on the turn two cushion on the restart, Courtney took quick advantage and raced into a lead that he wouldn’t relinquish aside from a few backstretch feet on the 38th lap. A 22-lap green flag stretch had the leaders dicing through traffic much of the way until Brady Bacon came to a stop outside of turn two with 26 laps in the books. And, by that time, Courtney had three lapped cars separating himself from Thomas, Jr., and reigning series champion Logan Seavey. Courtney raced away on open track as Thomas, Jr., and Seavey lost ground working lapped traffic. The advantage was negated when Ethan Mitchell spun to a stop in turn three with just four laps to go. Thomas, Jr., challenged on the final restart, edging ahead briefly exiting turn two on the 38th lap. Courtney continued to rail the topside and made it work for his sixth series win of the year. “We brought our game tonight,” Courtney explained. “We have to capitalize on nights like this when we start up front.” Thomas, Jr., settled for second in the Petry Motorsports No. 5 entry. “Other than my mistake early in the race, I felt like we had equal cars,” Thomas, Jr., commented. “I tried to sneak by and it worked until I got in the grease and pushed up.” Seavey settled for the show position in the Keith Kunz Motorsports Mobil 1 No. 67 Toyota-powered machine. “Those last ten laps were a lot of fun, this track is always fun to race at,” Seavey said Coons, Jr., crossed the stripe fourth while Tyler Thomas earned Hard Charger honors by rounding out the top five after starting 11th. Friday night winner Jason McDougal was sixth with Tanner Carrick, Tanner Thorson, Chris Windom and Tucker Klaasmeyer completing the top ten. Seavey set quick time in qualifying for the second night in a row, stopping the clocks this time at 11.412 seconds before racing to a heat race win as well along with T. Thomas and Zeb Wise. Along with title sponsor Riverside Chevrolet and presenting sponsors Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation, other sponsors that are making the “Midwest Midget Championship” possible include Napa Auto Parts, Pollman Appliance, Chappell Roofing, Ole' Red 99.5, Side Trek Bar and Grill, Z-4 Trucking, Criner's Corner, Vaughn Contracting, Starr Plumbing, Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson County Visitors Committee, Budweiser, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMI, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, Outlaw Wings. NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets “Midwest Midget Championship” at Jefferson County Speedway Night Two – July 13, 2019 Results: FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.412; 2. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-11.422; 3. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry-11.454; 4. Tanner Thorson, 98, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.476; 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5, Petry-11.530; 6. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-11.550; 7. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.584; 8. Jason McDougal, 76m, FMR-11.588; 9. Chris Windom, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall-11.651; 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 27, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.652; 11. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-11.700; 12. Ethan Mitchell, 19m, Bundy Built-11.746; 13. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-11.749; 14. Brady Bacon, 85, Central-11.768; 15. Zeb Wise, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-11.794; 16. Sam Johnson, 72, Johnson-11.891; 17. Robert Dalby, 4D, Dalby-11.973; 18. Andrew Layser, 47BC, Clauson/Marshall-11.982; 19. Lance Bennett, 10, Bennett-12.139; 20. Tyler Seavey, 117, Washburn-12.373; 21. A.J. Valim, 4T, Valim-12.572; 22. Curtis Spicer, 4, Spicer-12.693; 23. Olivia Bennett, 77, Bennett-12.919. SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, all transfer to the feature) 1. Logan Seavey, 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Sam Johnson, 5. Tanner Carrick, 6. Shannon McQueen, 7. Lance Bennett, 8. Curtis Spicer. 2:04.92 COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, all transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Thomas, 2. Jason McDougal, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5. Chad Boat, 6. Robert Dalby, 7. Olivia Bennett. NT AUTOMETER/INDY RACE PARTS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, all transfer to the feature) 1. Zeb Wise, 2. Tyler Courtney, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Jerry Coons, Jr., 5. A.J. Valim, 6. Ethan Mitchell, 7. Andrew Layser. 2:03.04 FEATURE: (40 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (1), 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (2), 3. Logan Seavey (6), 4. Jerry Coons, Jr. (4), 5. Tyler Thomas (11), 6. Jason McDougal (8), 7. Tanner Carrick (7), 8. Tanner Thorson (3), 9. Chris Windom (9), 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer (10), 11. Zeb Wise (15), 12. Chad Boat (5), 13. Shannon McQueen (13), 14. Andrew Layser (18), 15. Sam Johnson (16), 16. Ethan Mitchell (12), 17. Curtis Spicer (22), 18. Brady Bacon (14), 19. Robert Dalby (17), 20. Lance Bennett (19), 21. Tyler Seavey (20), 22. Olivia Bennett (23), 23. A.J. Valim (21). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Kevin Thomas, Jr., Laps 5-40 Tyler Courtney. KSE RACING PRODUCTS/PROSOURCE HARD CHARGER: Tyler Thomas (11th to 5th) WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Shannon McQueen NEW USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Tyler Courtney-1039, 2-Logan Seavey-949, 3-Chris Windom-926, 4-Kevin Thomas, Jr.-872, 5-Zeb Wise-842, 6-Chad Boat-814, 7-Jerry Coons, Jr.-754, 8-Tanner Carrick-724, 9-Tucker Klaasmeyer-699, 10-Jason McDougal-657. NEW PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Tyler Thomas-23, 2-Jerry Coons, Jr.-16, 3-Jonathan Beason-12, 4-Logan Seavey-11, 5-Chad Boat-11, 6-Zeb Wise-11, 7-Tyler Courtney-10, 8-Matt Sherrell-10, 9-Curtis Spicer-9, 10-Chris Windom-8.
  2. McDougal Masters USAC Midwest Midget Championship Night One at Jefferson County by Lonnie Wheatley FAIRBURY, Neb. (July 12, 2019) – The opening night of Jefferson County Speedway’s Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation offered up a first-time NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget series feature winner with Jason McDougal topping Friday night’s 30-lap feature atop the 1/5-mile clay oval. Courtesy of USAC McDougal assumed the point when early leader Tanner Thorson ran afoul of lapped traffic on the 19th circuit and then kept the Clauson-Marshall Racing duo of Tyler Courtney and Chris Windom at bay over the final dozen circuits to secure the $3,000 triumph aboard the FMR No. 76m entry. “This is amazing, it’s such a great feeling to finally get one for this team,” the Broken Arrow, OK native commented in victory lane. “Tanner (Thorson) was gone by a straightaway or so, but Bob (East) always gets this thing pretty tight at the beginning so we’re always fast for the last five laps.” While McDougal gridded the feature field outside the second row, 2017 Fairbury USAC Midget winner Tanner Thorson led the feature field to the green flag with California’s Robert Dalby alongside. Thorson gunned into the early lead with McDougal making a move past Dalby soon after a lap five caution for Tyler Thomas’ turn four spin into an infield tire. McDougal tried to chase down Thorson’s Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 98 entry, but the Nevada native held off the young Oklahoma racer until spinning to a stop on the frontstretch on the 19th lap after contact with a lapped car. McDougal slipped through the skirmish unharmed with third-runner Kevin Thomas, Jr., and fourth-place contender Tucker Klaasmeyer collected in the scrum as well. Thomas, Jr., left on the hook, Thorson returned after a quick trip to the work area and Klaasmeyer returned as well only to flip down the backstretch one lap later. Set for an 11-lap dash to the checkered flag, McDougal had the NOS Energy Drink CMR duo of Windom and 12th-starting Courtney breathing down his neck the rest of the way. McDougal opened up a slight advantage until Courtney finally battled past Windom for second on the high side. Courtney and Windom closed in over the final handful of rounds with Courtney falling just two car-lengths short at the stripe as Windom settled for the show position. “I think one more lap and we would have had him, but it’s only 30 laps,” Courtney said of the close finish. Windom explained that, “It was a crazy race that first half, then it widened out some at the end. Jason was a little better than us on the bottom, then I saw Tyler come by the outside of me and I moved up and we both ran him down. I wish we would have moved up a little sooner, I think we could have got to Jason. It’s good to be on the podium again, but we’re looking for wins.” Chad Boat, a 2016 winner at Fairbury, advanced from ninth to fourth with fellow Arizona shoe and tenth-starter Jerry Coons, Jr., rounding out the top five. Tyler Thomas rebounded from the early incident to claim sixth with current series points leader Logan Seavey, Andrew Layser, Zeb Wise and Dalby completing the top ten. After Seavey set a new track record of 10.685 seconds in qualifying, Tanner Carrick, Klaasmeyer and Boat each scored heat race wins. The Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation wraps up with Saturday night’s card that gets under way with qualifying at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m. The JayHusker Non-Wing Micro Sprints round out Saturday’s tilt. General admission tickets to the event are just $20 for adults with high school students and younger just $5. All access pit passes are available for $35. Reserved seats and reserved camping spots are available at www.jeffersoncountyspeedway.com or at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=11981. Other camping and area information is available at https://www.visitoregontrail.org/ and http://fairburychamber.org/. Along with title sponsor Riverside Chevrolet and presenting sponsors Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation, other sponsors that are making the “Midwest Midget Championship” possible include Napa Auto Parts, Pollman Appliance, Chappell Roofing, Ole' Red 99.5, Side Trek Bar and Grill, Z-4 Trucking, Criner's Corner, Vaughn Contracting, Starr Plumbing, Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson County Visitors Committee, Budweiser, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMI, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, Outlaw Wings. The 1/5-mile Jefferson County Speedway is located at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury, NE, at 56885 Pwf Rd, Fairbury, Nebraska 68352. NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets “Midwest Midget Championship” at Jefferson County Speedway Night One – July 12, 2019 Results: FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.685 (New Track Record); 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5, Petry-10.758; 3. Jason McDougal, 76m, FMR-10.842; 4. Chris Windom, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall-10.898; 5. Andrew Layser, 47BC, Clauson/Marshall-10.910; 6. Robert Dalby, 4D, Dalby-10.939; 7. Tanner Thorson, 98, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.947; 8. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 27, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.951; 9. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-10.962; 10. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry-10.984; 11. Zeb Wise, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-10.984; 12. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-10.985; 13. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.036; 14. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-11.059; 15. Sam Johnson, 72, Johnson-11.097; 16. Ethan Mitchell, 19m, Bundy Built-11.141; 17. Brady Bacon, 85, Central-11.176; 18. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-11.301; 19. A.J. Valim, 4T, Valim-11.930; 20. Curtis Spicer, 4, Spicer-11.944; 21. Lance Bennett, 10, Bennett-11.976; 22. Olivia Bennett, 77, Bennett-11.993; 23. Tyler Seavey, 117, Washburn-NT; 24. Blaze Bennett, 10B, Bennett-NT. SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, all transfer to the feature) 1. Tanner Carrick, 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. Jerry Coons, Jr., 4. Logan Seavey, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Ethan Mitchell, 7. A.J. Valim, 8. Olivia Bennett. 1:56.27 (New Track Record) COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, all transfer to the feature) 1. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 2. Tyler Thomas, 3. Zeb Wise, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 6. Andrew Layser, 7. Tyler Seavey, 8. Curtis Spicer. 1:56.73 AUTOMETER/INDY RACE PARTS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, all transfer to the feature) 1. Chad Boat, 2. Tyler Courtney, 3. Jason McDougal, 4. Sam Johnson, 5. Robert Dalby, 6. Shannon McQueen, 7. Lance Bennett. NT FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Jason McDougal (4), 2. Tyler Courtney (12), 3. Chris Windom (3), 4. Chad Boat (9), 5. Jerry Coons, Jr. (10), 6. Tyler Thomas (14), 7. Logan Seavey (6), 8. Andrew Layser (7), 9. Zeb Wise (11), 10. Robert Dalby (2), 11. Brady Bacon (16), 12. Tanner Carrick (13), 13. Tanner Thorson (1), 14. Ethan Mitchell (18), 15. Sam Johnson (15), 16. Shannon McQueen (17), 17. Lance Bennett (19), 18. Curtis Spicer (22), 19. Olivia Bennett (20), 20. Tucker Klaasmeyer (8), 21. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (5), 22. Tyler Seavey (23), 23. A.J. Valim (21). NT ---------------------------- **Tucker Klaasmeyer flipped in turn 3 on lap 20. FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Tanner Thorson, Laps 19-30 Jason McDougal.
  3. Reutzel Runs Win Total to Seven – New York Triple on Deck this Weekend by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (July 12, 2019) – Another weekend of All Star Circuit of Champions competition netted another win for reigning series champion Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team. Reutzel is looking for more this weekend with a set of events in New York beginning at Utica-Rome Speedway on Friday that is in neither Utica nor Rome but in Vernon. From there, action shifts to Middletown’s Orange County Speedway on Saturday and then West Lebanon’s Lebanon Valley Speedway on Sunday. “It’s really the start of another Speedweek for us,” Reutzel says. “We do these three nights, then we get one night off before five straight nights with the World of Outlaws in Ohio.” Reutzel rides into New York with momentum on the side of the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team after a triumph at Lernerville Speedway last Friday and then a fifth-place finish at Sharon Speedway on Saturday. And Reutzel will be the first to admit that the Sharon finish could have been a better one. “I set fast time by three-tenths of a second,” Reutzel said of his qualifying run. “I guess I was thinking about something on the car, and I just drove right past the scales and back to the pits. I haven’t done that since the Micro Sprint days.” With his time disallowed, Reutzel rallied from last in his heat race to third to secure the 13th starting position for the feature. Running around tenth midway through the feature, Reutzel got on the move and made his way up to fifth in the closing laps aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment machine. “(Dale) Blaney was on his own level, but I think we had a second-place car,” Reutzel recalls. “It was a good rebound for us after getting off to a bad start.” After setting quick time the previous night at Lernerville, Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team dealt with some adversity to achieve their seventh win of the year. “The motor had a stumble and it wouldn’t clear out, and we couldn’t figure out exactly what the issue was,” Reutzel explains. “So, after the Dash, we changed everything motor and fuel related.” The hard work in the pit area paid off, with Reutzel needing just eight laps to race into the lead from seventh en route to another win. “I was able to run right through the middle of the track and went straight to the lead,” Reutzel says of his fifth series win of the year. Reutzel looks to chalk up more wins this weekend in the Empire State. 2019 Quick Stats: 39 races, 7 wins, 16 top-fives, 24 top-tens. Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions at Utica-Rome Speedway on Friday, Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday and Lebanon Valley Speedway on Sunday. For those unable to attend, all three nights will be available live via PPV at www.speedshifttv.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.
  4. Seavey Strikes for “Tuesday Night Thunder” Glory at Red Dirt Raceway! by Lonnie Wheatley MEEKER, Okla. (July 9, 2019) – In a NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget feature event that offered up more twists and turns than the country highways and byways leading to Red Dirt Raceway, Sutter, California’s Logan Seavey emerged to take “Tuesday Night Thunder” honors atop the ¼-mile red clay oval. With three and four-wide battles the norm throughout the 30-lapper, the reigning series champion railed the topside of the track to take the lead away from Jerry Coons, Jr., on the 24th round and led the final seven circuits to pocket the $3,000 winner’s share aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports Mobil 1 No. 67. Posting his second series win of the year, Seavey was chased to the stripe by Clauson-Marshall Racing rep Zeb Wise with fellow CMR shoe Chris Windom edging Coons, Jr., for the final podium position. “Once the race came to me, I was patient and when a couple of them crashed out it cleaned up the field and I was able to make the moves I really wanted to make,” Seavey explained in victory lane. “I was trying to not get crashed, everyone was running so hard. That’s what makes these races so exciting.” While Seavey gridded the feature field ninth after clinging to the final transfer from “B” Main action after a late run-in with teammate Tucker Klaasmeyer, current series points leader Tyler Courtney and Broken Arrow native Jason McDougal led the way to the green flag. After the initial start was waved off for a turn four fracas, McDougal gunned into the early lead aboard the FMR No. 76m and paced the initial eight circuits before Courtney pounced on the lead on a lap nine restart with the red flag flying moments later when Holley Hollan exited the venue with a flyer over the turn three wall. Hollan escaped injury. McDougal battled back in front for a lap on the restart, only to have Courtney recapture the lead with chaos soon ensuing in his wake when Tanner Carrick slid McDougal for second getting into turn one on the 16th lap. With the aspiring flamingo breeder slowed from the contact, top-five contender Kevin Thomas, Jr., made contact and flipped with fellow front runner Tanner Thorson also involved as Tyler Thomas got upside down as well in the melee. McDougal and Thomas, Jr., were done for the night while the others were able to rejoin. Courtney took off on the restart ahead of Carrick, Windom and Wise with Seavey up to sixth, but “Sunshine” surrendered the lead soon after when his NOS Energy Drink No. 7bc slowed on the backstretch with mechanical woes on the 18th round. Windom assumed the point and traded the lead with Carrick before Coons, Jr., catfished the low line and surged in front in a three-wide battle for the lead. A final caution flew with seven laps remaining when Carrick slowed with a flattened left rear after contact from a Windom slider. Up to second by avoiding all the chaos, Seavey made the top of the track work to his advantage and raced past Coons, Jr., on the restart and led the rest of the way to the checkered flag with Angola, Indiana’s Wise racing into second place. “It’s a dream come true to be racing right now, I just can’t thank Keith (Kunz) and Pete (Willoughby) enough for believing in me,” Seavey summed up. “We’re just having a dream year.” After starting seventh, runner-up Wise commented that, “I knew starting seventh that I had to do what I do to get to the front and we were able to edge them out for second.” Rounding out the podium in third, Windom said that, “There was a lot going on there. We got to the lead and the 71k was short sliding guys all night, so I finally took care of that. I didn’t mean to actually hit him, but if he’s not gonna lift then I’m not gonna let him have the position and it bumped us back to about sixth. There was a lot of haymaker slidejobs, this has got to be awesome to watch for the fans.” Racing from the 15th starting position, Coons, Jr., crossed the stripe fourth with Broken Arrow’s Jonathan Beason earning Hard Charger honors by racing from 17th to round out the top five aboard the Hard Eight Racing No. 8J. Owasso’s Matt Sherrell raced from 16th to sixth with 13th-starter Chard Boat in seventh as none of the top seven finishers started better than seventh. Tanner Thorson salvaged an eighth-place finish after being collected in a mid-race incident with Tucker Klaasmeyer and Tyler Thomas completing the top ten. After Zeb Wise established a new track record of 13.207 seconds in qualifying, Beason, Hollan, Chad Boat and Thomas topped heat race action for the 36-car field with Wise winning the “B” Main. While Hollan sailed out of the park in “A” Main action, Karsyn Elledge beat her to the punch by doing the same in the mid stages of the “B” Main while holding down the sixth and final transfer positions. Elledge walked away as well. Sponsors that made “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway possible include Patriot Dodge of Chandler, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMi, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, and Outlaw Wings. NOS Energy Drinks USAC National Midgets “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway – July 9, 2019 Results: FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Zeb Wise, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.207 (New Track Record); 2. Zane Hendricks, 27z, Hendricks-13.318; 3. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.330; 4. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.351; 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 27, Kunz-Curb-Agajanian-13.362; 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5, Petry-13.366; 7. Cannon McIntosh, 08, Dave Mac-13.400; 8. Tanner Thorson, 98, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.428; 9. Jason McDougal, 76m, FMR-13.431; 10. Steven Shebester, 22x, Williams-13.444; 11. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.451; 12. Karsyn Elledge, 1, Tucker/Boat-13.484; 13. Chris Windom, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.496; 14. Holley Hollan, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.521; 15. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-13.606; 16. Jesse Colwell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.609; 17. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry-13.626; 18. Matt Sherrell, 10, Hunt-13.642; 19. Robert Dalby, 4D, Dalby-13.670; 20. Ethan Mitchell, 19m, Bundy Built-13.671; 21. Jonathan Beason, 8J, Hard Eight-13.674; 22. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.700; 23. Sam Johnson, 72, Johnson-13.720; 24. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-13.721; 25. Andrew Layser, 47BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.730; 26. Brady Bacon, 85, Central-13.754; 27. Andrew Deal, 15D, Deal-13.809; 28. Andrew Felker, 44, Shields-13.830; 29. Grady Chandler, 19s, Mounce-13.866; 30. Hank Davis, 42, Franklin-13.914; 31. Frank Flud, 25s, Springer-13.996; 32. Tyler Seavey, 117, Washburn-14.064; 33. Emilio Hoover, 9H, Hoover-14.555; 34. Curtis Jones, 77s, Simmons-14.709; 35. Curtis Spicer, 4, Spicer-14.815; 36. Shaun Shapel, 84s, Shapel-15.291. SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Jonathan Beason, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Jerry Coons, Jr., 4. Jason McDougal, 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 6. Zeb Wise, 7. Grady Chandler, 8. Andrew Layser, 9. Emilio Hoover. 1:50.17 (New Track Record) COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Holley Hollan, 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. Shannon McQueen, 4. Matt Sherrell, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Steven Shebester, 7. Hank Davis, 8. Zane Hendricks, 9. Curtis Jones. NT AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chad Boat, 2. Tyler Courtney, 3. Cannon McIntosh, 4. Robert Dalby, 5. Logan Seavey, 6. Andrew Deal, 7. Frank Flud, 8. Sam Johnson, 9. Curtis Spicer. 1:50.72 INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Thomas, 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. Jesse Colwell, 4. Tanner Carrick, 5. Andrew Felker, 6. Ethan Mitchell, 7. Tyler Seavey, 8. Karsyn Elledge, 9. Shaun Shapel. NT SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Zeb Wise, 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 3. Zane Hendricks, 4. Andrew Deal, 5. Hank Davis, 6. Logan Seavey, 7. Andrew Layser, 8. Steven Shebester, 9. Brady Bacon, 10. Andrew Felker, 11. Frank Flud, 12. Sam Johnson, 13. Emilio Hoover, 14. Shaun Shapel, 15. Ethan Mitchell, 16. Curtis Spicer, 17. Karsyn Elledge, 18. Grady Chandler, 19. Tyler Seavey. NT FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Logan Seavey (9), 2. Zeb Wise (7), 3. Chris Windom (11), 4. Jerry Coons, Jr. (15), 5. Jonathan Beason (17), 6. Matt Sherrell (16), 7. Chad Boat (13), 8. Tanner Thorson (3), 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer (10), 10. Tyler Thomas (19), 11. Jesse Colwell (14), 12. Tanner Carrick (6), 13. Shannon McQueen (18), 14. Hank Davis (22), 15. Robert Dalby (21), 16. Tyler Courtney (1), 17. Jason McDougal (2), 18. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (5), 19. Andrew Deal (20), 20. Holley Hollan (12), 21. Cannon McIntosh (4), 22. Zane Hendricks (8). NT ---------------------------- **Karsyn Elledge flipped over the turn three wall during the semi. Holley Hollan flipped over the turn three wall on lap 9 of the feature. Jason McDougal, Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Tyler Thomas flipped in turn 2 on lap 16 of the feature. FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-8 Jason McDougal, Lap 9 Tyler Courtney, Lap 10 Jason McDougal, Laps 11-17 Tyler Courtney, Lap 18 Chris Windom, Lap 19 Tanner Carrick, Laps 20-23 Jerry Coons, Jr., Laps 24-30 Logan Seavey. KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Jonathan Beason (17th to 5th) WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Shannon McQueen SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS FIRST NON-TRANSFER: Andrew Layser PROSOURCE HARD WORK AWARD: Hank Davis
  5. USAC Midgets “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway by Lonnie Wheatley MEEKER, Okla. (July 8, 2019) – The nation’s top Midget racecar drivers invade Oklahoma for the only time this summer as the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget series takes to Meeker’s Red Dirt Raceway for “Tuesday Night Thunder”. The series returned to Oklahoma for the first time in more than 40 years last year and home state hero Christopher Bell fought off Logan Seavey for victory honors. Seavey, the defending series champion fresh off an Indiana Midget Week championship last month and a POWRi Pepsi Nationals triumph on Sunday, looks to improve by one position this time around. His hands will be full though with the likes of current series points leader Tyler Courtney, Chris Windom, Kevin Thomas, Jr., and Broken Arrow native Brady Bacon, who pocketed $25,000 with a sweep of this past weekend’s USAC Sprint Car “Corn Belt Nationals” at Knoxville Raceway. The full contingent of USAC contenders along with a host of Sooner state shoes will vie for victory honors as well. The details… What: USAC Midgets “Tuesday Night Thunder”. When: Tuesday, July 9. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying begins at 7:00 p.m. with racing to follow at 7:30 p.m. Where: Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway is located 4.5 miles north of US 62 on SR 18 (990871 South Highway 18, Meeker, Oklahoma 74855). For more information, contact the track at 405-318-0198 or check online at https://www.reddirtraceway.com/. Tickets: General admission is just $25 with high school students and younger just $5. There is also $5 off admission for anyone wearing a Red Dirt Raceway tee-shirt or that has a “Red Dirt Raceway – Meeker, OK” koozie. All access pit passes will be available for $35. Red Dirt Raceway also features a tailgate area available for the first 25 cars for just $100 per car load (fit as many as you can) with one 54 quart cooler and one grill permitted. The Series: NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets Top Ten: The current top ten in USAC National Midget points: 1. Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, IN) 849 2. Logan Seavey (Sutter, CA) 733 3. Chris Windom (Canton, IL) 732 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL) 731 5. Zeb Wise (Angola, IN) 664 6. Chad Boat (Phoenix, AZ) 637 7. Tanner Carrick (Lincoln, CA) 574 8. Tucker Klaasmeyer (Paola, KS) 567 9. Jerry Coons, Jr. (Tucson, AZ) 553 10. C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN) 532 Series Winners: Through a dozen events this season, only current points leader Tyler Courtney has racked up multiple wins and he’s picked off five. The other seven wins have been distributed among seven different drivers including 16-year-old Bixby shoe Cannon McIntosh. Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, IN) 5, Justin Grant (Ione, CA) 1, Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) 1, Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, OK) 1, Logan Seavey (Sutter, CA) 1, Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL) 1, Tanner Thorson (Minden, NV) 1, Chris Windom (Canton, IL) 1. Tuesday Night Thunder Winners: Before shifting to Red Dirt Raceway with Christopher Bell racing to victory lane year, previous Tuesday Night Thunder events took place at Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway with Chad Boat (2016) and Tanner Thorson (2017) reaching victory lane before the Fairbury event shifted to Friday and Saturday to anchor the series Mid-America Midget Week. Oklahoma Midget Scene: A number of local contenders will take on the USAC invaders. Carl Junction, Missouri’s Andrew Felker is the current POWRi West Midget League points leader with Cannon McIntosh currently second despite focusing on the National schedule. Others among the top five in local series points are Hank Davis, and Morton brothers Chance and Kade. Felker and Chance Morton picked up wins at Garden City’s Airport Raceway over this past weekend.
  6. Reutzel Racks Up another All Star Win – Continues Title Defense with Pair of Events this Weekend Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 5, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel racked up perhaps one of his more impressive wins in All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Joliet’s Dirt Track at Route 66 last Saturday. Then he stormed eastward and picked off a pair of top-five finishes in Pennsylvania Speedweek competition. Now, Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team resume their All Star Circuit of Champions with a pair of events along the Western Pennsylvania / Eastern Ohio border this weekend at Sarver’s Lernerville Speedway on Friday night and then Hartford’s Sharon Speedway on Saturday night. Reutzel raced to victory lane at both venues during last year’s championship campaign aboard the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X entry. “We had good runs at both tracks last year, so hopefully that means we can have another good weekend,” Reutzel commented. After the first of last weekend’s pair of All Star events fell victim to rain at Illinois’s Jacksonville Speedway, Reutzel romped to victory lane at Joliet the next night for the second year in a row aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment machine. And he did it the hard way after a Dash tumble that had the team prepared to break out the backup car and start at the tail. “I got in on the cushion and half spun, and when you’re going that fast the half spin turns into a flip,” Reutzel explains. “When I got back to the trailer, our guys were already rolling out the backup and it was ready to go.” Further examination made the team reconsider their options. “When the car got back, we looked it over and it was mostly just bolt on stuff so we decided to fix it and at least hang on to the eighth starting position,” Reutzel says. “It turned out to be a really good decision.” Reutzel wasted little time rallying through the field and stormed on to an easy All Star victory for the fifth time this season and sixth overall of 2019 in the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine. “I got up to third and was closing in on Paul (McMahan) and I kept seeing Kyle (Larson) more and more before we had a red,” Reutzel said before a mid-race red flag occurred. Reutzel raced into the lead in short order when action resumed and was well in command the rest of the way. “We have had a good car there the last two years, that place has been good for us,” Reutzel said of the Joliet clay oval. Reutzel then took in his first of three legs of Pennsylvania Speedweek competition on Monday night at Lincoln Speedway and promptly turned in the night’s quickest time. A bad redraw for the feature made for a challenge, with Reutzel ultimately finishing out the night in fifth. “We drew the seven for the feature and then there was always people racing for position right ahead of us so it made it hard to get anywhere,” Reutzel recalls. “We finally had a couple of cautions late and I was able to get up to fourth. I tried to make a move after the last caution to move up but it cost us a spot and we ended up fifth.” Moving on to Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, it was more of the same with early speed netting a heat race win and a similar feature redraw netting another fifth place finish. “It was about exactly the same as Lincoln,” Reutzel says. “We were good at times of the race; at one point we were there with the lead group. It was just hard to get going anywhere though consistently.” Reutzel finished out his portion of Pennsylvania Speedweek at Port Royal Speedway on Wednesday and ended the night early with a cut tire. “We missed it some in qualifying and then had a good heat race,” Reutzel says. “We were racing for position in the feature and got into it with someone and cut the right rear tire, so that was the end of our night.” Back on the All Star trail this weekend, Reutzel looks to open his points lead as he chases a second consecutive series title. 2019 Quick Stats: 37 races, 6 wins, 14 top-fives, 22 top-tens. Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) on Friday and Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) on Saturday. For those unable to attend, all three nights will be available live via PPV at www.speedshifttv.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.
  7. Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Nationals Format Revealed – Entries are Rolling In by Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 15, 2019) – The format for the much-anticipated upcoming Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas has been revealed. Expanding from two nights to three nights this year on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 13-15, each night will feature a full card of racing action. And entries have already started to roll in with the current entry list available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/driver-info/dcrp-305-sprint-car-nationals/entries/. Among the early entries is reigning DCRP 305 Nationals champion Jake Martens of Fairview, OK, along with defending track champion Steven Richardson of Liberal among others. The $3,000-to-win event that could potentially climb to as much as $4,500 with lap money included features the best in 305-ci Sprint Car racing includes the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with the United Rebel Sprint Series and Sprint Series of Oklahoma along with move invaders from throughout. Entry forms are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2019-Entry-Form.pdf. Entries submitted prior to June 6 are just $50 with driver pit pass only $20 for each night. Entries submitted after June 6 are $75 with driver pit pass the standard $30 per night. The three-night set will begin with two full cards of preliminary action on Thursday and Friday that will feature full slates of heat races, “B” Mains and “A” Main each night with race points tallied to set Saturday’s grid. The top six in combined points from Thursday and Friday will lock into Saturday’s Dash for Cash that will set the first three rows of Saturday’s $3,000-to-win championship “A” Main event. The balance will go to heat races with an invert of six based upon combined points with additional points tacked on that will determine the balance of the night’s “B” Mains and “A” Main lineups. In detail, points will be awarded as follows at the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Nationals: DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals – 2019 Format All cars run each night. Thursday and Friday heat races lined up according to pill draw with passing points in effect to determine “B” Main(s) and “A” Main lineup each night. Event points will be awarded as follows to determine Saturday night lineups: Heat Races – 1st – 20, 2nd -18, 3rd – 16, 4th – 14th, etc. Additionally, 0.5 points will be awarded for each heat race position gained and 0.3 points will be deducted for each position lost. A Feature Points: 1st – 100, 2nd – 95, 3rd – 91, 4th – 88, 5th – 85, 6th – 82, 7th – 79, 8th – 76, 9th – 73, 10th – 70, 11th – 68, 12th – 66, 13th – 64, 14th – 62, 15th -60, 16th – 58th, 17th – 56, 18th – 54, 19th – 52, 20th – 50, 21st – 48, 22nd - 46. B Main Non-Transfers – 1st – 44, 2nd -42, 3rd – 40, etc. Saturday: Top 6 in combined points from Thursday and Friday lock-in to the Dash for Cash ($1,000 total purse) to determine lineup for front three rows of the feature. Balance go to heat races lined up based upon overall point totals from the previous two nights with an invert of six. Saturday heat points (1st – 30, 2nd – 27, 3rd – 24, 4th – 21, 5th – 18, etc.) are added to preliminary night totals to determine balance of “A” Main and “B” Main(s) lineups. Top ten total go to positions 7-16 of “A” Main, balance to “B” Main(s). After Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural version of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals in 2017, Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens pocketed $4,040 including lap money by fending off a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak and then beating Chad Koch to the stripe in last year’s hair-raising finale. Joining in on Thursday action this year will be the IMCA Hobby Stocks with IMCA Stock Cars on the card for Friday and then IMCA Sport Modifieds on Saturday. The KARS (Kansas Antique Racers) will be on hand all three nights as well. Each night of racing will fire off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are only $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night. A Pit Party will take place as well following Friday night’s racing action with a live band and free pizza while supplies last to those with pit passes. All racers, team members and fans are invited to the festivities. 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. The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.
  8. All Star Double this Weekend for Reutzel after Setting a New Track Record by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (May 3, 2019) – Following another weekend washout, Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team try to get the All Star Circuit of Champions title chase back under way with a pair of events this weekend. The weekend double gets under way in Western Pennsylvania at Lernerville Speedway on Friday night before shifting just across the border to Hartford, Ohio’s Sharon Speedway on Saturday night. Reutzel visited both tracks for the first time during last year’s championship campaign and reached victory lane in both first visits. “We won at Lernerville and we also won at Sharon the first time and were horrible the next two times we went there,” Reutzel recalls. “We just have to get back to what we did the first time at Sharon and we can have a good weekend.” While last weekend’s pair of All Star events in Ohio fell victim to weather, Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team got in part of Sunday’s World of Outlaws event at Illinois’ Jacksonville Speedway before Mother Nature stepped in once again. And they made the most of the short night with Reutzel setting a new track record of 10.028 seconds in qualifying over a field of 42 before winning his heat race as well aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment machine. After making a last-lap move past Donny Schatz to snare fourth in the Dash, Reutzel was poised to grid the feature outside the second row aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine before rain brought an early end to the night. A makeup date for the feature event has not yet been announced. “We made the right adjustments for qualifying after hot laps, we knew we had to run the curb hard,” Reutzel explains. “It was slick by the time we ran the Dash, so we tightened up. I was pumped for the ‘A’, I wish we would have had a chance to get that in.” With rain the common denominator over the past several weekends, Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 look to get the All Star Circuit of Champions title pursuit into high gear with this weekend’s pair of events. 2019 Quick Stats: 20 races, 1 win, 6 top-fives, 11 top-tens. Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions at Lernerville (PA) Speedway on Friday and Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) on Saturday. For those unable to attend, keep track of all the action live via PPV at www.speedshifttv.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.
  9. Reutzel Resumes All Star Title Chase after Rallying to Knoxville Runner-Up Finish by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (April 25, 2019) – After a dazzling run through the field to capture a second-place finish in Saturday night’s Knoxville Raceway season opener, Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team get back to the business of defending the All Star Circuit of Champions title with a pair of events in Ohio this weekend. The weekend double begins at Attica Raceway Park on Friday night before shifting to Orrville’s Wayne County Speedway on Saturday night. Reutzel will round out the weekend by taking in Sunday’s World of Outlaws card at Illinois’ Jacksonville Speedway on Sunday night aboard teammate Josh Baughman’s No. 17 Sprint Car. After last weekend’s All Star double fell victim to rain, Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team took advantage of an opportunity to take in Knoxville Raceway’s season-opening event in Knoxville, IA. And the team made the most of it, rallying through the feature field from the 12th starting position to capture runner-up honors in the 20-lapper aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment machine. “We were really good,” Reutzel summed up of the night. “It was good to get some laps in at Knoxville, we’re really looking forward to the Nationals now.” Reutzel started the night by timing in ninth among the field of 33. “We tried out something that we had been wanting to try, and it was no good,” Reutzel explains. Reutzel then made his way to the feature with a fifth-place heat race finish. “We weren’t too bad, I just got off to a bad start. Then it jumped out of gear, but that rebunched the field and gave us a chance to get going.” Gridding the feature field outside the sixth row, Reutzel wasted little time slicing through the field aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry. He made it all the way to second but ran out of laps to run down eventual race winner Brian Brown. “We tried something else that we were wanting to try out, we really forced ourselves to test,” Reutzel explains. “And it as really good. I got to (Kerry) Madsen and made some mistakes trying to get by him. Then I got to (Justin) Henderson and made some mistakes trying to get by him too. Those mistakes cost us several laps, otherwise I think we could have got up there and raced for the win.” With his sixth top-five of the season and fifth in a row in the books including a World of Outlaws score in California, Reutzel looks to add some notches to the win column in Ohio and Illinois this weekend. Reutzel posted three top-tens in All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Attica Raceway Park and two top-tens at Wayne County Speedway last year. Reutzel also posted a fifth-place World of Outlaws finish at Jacksonville Speedway in 2016. 2019 Quick Stats: 20 races, 1 win, 6 top-fives, 11 top-tens. Next Up: Friday - All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica (OH) Raceway Park. Saturday – All Star Circuit of Champions at Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, OH). Sunday – World of Outlaws at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway. For those unable to attend, the Friday and Saturday All Star events are available via PPP at www.speedshifttv.com while Sunday’s World of Outlaws card is available 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.
  10. Reutzel Reroutes to Knoxville this Weekend after Opening All Star Campaign with Pair of Top-Fives by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (April 19, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team opened up their All Star Circuit of Champions title defense in strong form by posting a pair of top-fives in last weekend’s events. Originally on the way to Attica Raceway Park for another pair of All Star events, inclement Ohio weather has redirected the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team back to Iowa for Saturday night’s season-opening card at Knoxville Raceway. “It’s always good to be able to get in an extra night or two at Knoxville before the Nationals just to see where we’re at with the car and what we need to do to be ready in August,” Reutzel explains. Last weekend’s originally-slated four-race set got under way at Virginia Motor Speedway with Reutzel timing in second-quickest and needing nothing more than a top-five heat race finish to lock into a Dash. However, engine problems late in the heat race raised the degree of difficulty for the night. Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment crew responded though, making repairs and then charging from the 22nd starting position in the feature event to post a top-five finish. And Reutzel felt it could have been better if not for a late skirmish with a lapped car. “We were really fast and we came right through the field,” Reutzel recalls. “I think we could have been right there in the mix for the win if that lapped car wouldn’t have pulled that stunt.” Even after the contact, Reutzel recovered and regained a pair of lost positions to open his All Star title defense with a fifth-place finish. After Friday’s round at Williams Grove Speedway in central Pennsylvania fell victim to rain, action continued on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway with Reutzel driving the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry to another strong finish in fourth. “We missed it a little bit in qualifying, but it worked out and put on the front row of our heat race,” Reutzel explains. Reutzel made the most of it, winning his heat race and then scoring a third-place Dash finish to secure the fifth starting position for the 30-lap main event. Reutzel stayed among the lead pack throughout before ultimately taking the checkered flag in fourth. “We couldn’t quite get off the corners that we needed to in the feature,” Reutzel says. “That really kept us from being able to contend more for the win, but at least we were able to get away with a good finish.” Following another rainout on Sunday at Bedford Speedway, Reutzel and company left the opening weekend of All Star Circuit of Champions points action a close second in points. Now the team looks to get dialed in at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night. 2019 Quick Stats: 19 races, 1 win, 5 top-fives, 10 top-tens. Next Up: Knoxville Raceway 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.
  11. Reutzel Guns for Air Capital Shootout Loot after Dominant World of Outlaws Triumph at Perris by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (April 5, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports Sprint Car team are Kansas-bound for this weekend’s $14,000-to-win “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at Wichita’s 81 Speedway. The event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval takes place on Friday and Saturday. Reutzel will be wheeling teammate Josh Baughman’s No. 17 entry during the event rather than the familiar No. 87 machine. Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team enter the weekend after perhaps the most dominant performance of Reutzel’s Sprint Car racing career at California’s Perris Auto Speedway last Saturday, where the reigning All Star Circuit of Champions titlist dominated every portion of the night en route to his second career World of Outlaws victory. And it was pure dominance. Reutzel set the tone early, turning in the quickest time in hot laps aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry. He then proceeded to set quick time in qualifying, win his heat race and the Dash before leading all 30 laps of the feature. And it was all the result of one change for the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team. “It was a last-minute decision,” Reutzel recalls. “We had done our regular maintenance, and then we decided to pully down one of ours from last year and see if that would make a difference.” It made a difference indeed. “It was night and day,” Reutzel says. The impressive Perris Auto Speedway triumph came after a solid 11th-place run at Hanford, California’s Keller Auto Speedway the previous night from the 23rd starting position. “I got up to about 12th or so passing everyone on the bottom, then I felt like I needed to get to the top,” Reutzel says. “I lost a couple of spots up there before I got back to the bottom and got some back. I should have just stayed down there the whole time.” The decision to compete at this weekend’s NCRA Sprint Car “Air Capital Shootout” comes after scrapping original plans of an Arizona weekend of World of Outlaws competition before kicking off his All Star Circuit of Champions title defense next weekend. “We went straight back to the shop in Knoxville after the Perris race, we need to try to figure out our car a little better before the All Star races get going next weekend,” Reutzel explains. “That’s a good payday at 81 Speedway this weekend and we’ve had success there before, so we’re hoping to have a shot at it this weekend.” Reutzel raced to victory lane in his first visit to 81 Speedway in 2014 and then posted an eighth-place finish in World of Outlaws competition at the Kansas oval in 2017. He looks to add another win or two to the 2019 ledger this weekend. 2019 Quick Stats: 16 races, 1 win, 2 top-fives, 7 top-tens. Next Up: NCRA Sprint Car “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS, on Friday and Saturday. Those unable to attend in person can call all the action live via PPV at https://www.speedshifttv.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.
  12. USAC Midgets Return to Jefferson County Speedway for Midwest Midget Championships on July 12-13 by Lonnie Wheatley FAIRBURY, Neb. (April 1, 2019) – Rapidly evolving into a must-see summer staple for Midget racing, the USAC National Midget series returns to the 1/5-mile Jefferson County Speedway for the Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation on Friday and Saturday, July 12-13. It will mark the fourth consecutive year of USAC Midget action before a packed house at the Jefferson County Speedway with this year’s events once again taking place during the Jefferson County Fair. The Great Plains Flat Track Motorcyle Series will join in on Friday’s portion of the Midwest Midget Championships with the JayHusker Non-Wing Micros accompanying the Saturday night finale. Plenty of festivities will surround the event as always including a free concert at the beer garden after each night of racing action. The Midwest Midget Championship at Jefferson County Speedway is the center point of USAC’s Midwest Midget Week that kicks off at Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway with “Tuesday Night Thunder” on July 9 before moving on to Solomon Valley Raceway the next night for the “Chad McDaniel Memorial” and then wrapping up at Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Sunday night, July 14. Ione, CA, native Justin Grant is the reigning champion of the USAC Midwest Midget Championship after wiring the field in last year’s 40-lapper at Jefferson County Speedway. Nevada’s Tanner Thorson battled past Oklahoma’s Tyler Thomas to win the 2017 event at Jefferson County Speedway with Arizona’s Chad Boat outlasting Thomas to win the inaugural event atop the 1/5-mile clay oval in 2016. General admission tickets to the event are just $20 for adults each night with high school students and younger just $5. All access pit passes are available for $35. There are also 150 reserved seats available in two-day packages for $50. There are 30 reserved camping spots at the K&M Campground only a few hundred feet away from the racetrack, available in three-night packages for $100. Reserved seats and reserved camping spots are available at www.jeffersoncountyspeedway.com or at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=11981. Other camping and area information is available at https://www.visitoregontrail.org/ and http://fairburychamber.org/. Gates will open each night at 4:00 p.m. with qualifying at 6:30 p.m. and then racing at 7:00 p.m. Along with title sponsor Riverside Chevrolet and presenting sponsors Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation, other sponsors that are making the “Midwest Midget Championship” possible include Napa Auto Parts, Pollman Appliance, Chappell Roofing, Ole' Red 99.5, Side Trek Bar and Grill, Z-4 Trucking, Criner's Corner, Vaughn Contracting, Starr Plumbing, Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson County Visitors Committee, Budweiser, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMI, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, Outlaw Wings. The 1/5-mile Jefferson County Speedway is located at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury, NE, at 56885 Pwf Rd, Fairbury, Nebraska 68352. More information regarding the event is available at https://www.facebook.com/MidwestMidgetChampionship/ or by calling Cody Brewer at 405-823-8095.
  13. Reutzel finishes out World of Outlaws California swing after best finish of the year by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (March 28, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team are set to finish out this month’s NOS Energy Drinks California swings with a pair of events this weekend after last weekend’s double fell early to rain. This week’s action for the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team takes place at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds on Friday night and then the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night. While it will be the reigning All Star Circuit of Champions titlist first visit to Perris on Saturday, it will be his second visit to the Kings Fairgrounds after posting a 17th place finish with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour eight years ago in February of 2011. Reutzel enters the weekend after another pair of strong runs with the World of Outlaws at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway and then the Stockton Dirt Track on March 15-16. After early Chico struggles, Reutzel salvaged a solid 11th-place finish that netted Hard Charger honors and the rallied from 12th to capture fourth atop a rough Stockton surface the following night aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry. His first visit to Silver Dollar Speedway got off to an inauspicious start before rallying through the “B” Main to earn the 24th starting position for the feature. “We struggled until the end of the night,” Reutzel comments. “We were so tight early that I couldn’t hardly stay on the racetrack.” The Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions crew made improvements as the night progressed though. “We finally got freed up enough by the ‘B’ Feature and went from tenth to get the final transfer,” Reutzel recalls. From there, Reutzel sliced through the feature field, cracking the top ten at one point before ultimately settling for 11th at the stripe and Hard Charger honors. “We got up to ninth, then I hit a hole really bad and bottomed out the right front and broke the shaft off of the shock,” Reutzel explains. Moving on to Stockton on Saturday the 16th, a qualifying effort of 16th was followed up by a third-place heat race run that found the team gridded 12th in the feature event. “We were too tight again in qualifying, so we had some work to do again,” Reutzel recalls. Starting 12th, an opening lap mishap put Reutzel back to 20th. Reutzel was on the wheel from there, ripping through the field all the way to fourth by race’s end on a rough surface with the top three within reach at the line. “We got freed up for the ‘A” and the car was really good,” Reutzel says. “On the first lap, everyone checked up and I swerved to miss and slid off the track. That put us way back, but we came back up through the field. It was rough, but I was able to drive right through the holes. It was a blast to race on.” With his first top-five of the season in the books, Reutzel will look to add more and perhaps a first win of the season in this weekend’s events at Hanford and Perris. 2019 Quick Stats: 14 races, 1 top-five, 6 top-tens. Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Hanford, California’s Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds on Friday and then Perris (CA) Auto Speedway on Saturday. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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