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  1. https://racingnews.co/2021/10/06/nascar-crew-chief-suspended-indefinitely-after-talladega/ NASCAR, as usual, refused to clarify what actually led to the suspension, but at least they said it was not for something that happened on-track.
  2. AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway | Chevrolet Silverado 250 No. 22 AM Racing Team: Driver: Austin Wayne Self Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon Spotter: Tony Raines 2021 Driver Points Position: 14th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 15th Chevrolet Silverado 250 Starting Position: 12th (Based on event formula) Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. 027; previously raced at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on February 14, 2020 (Start: 24th | Finish: 31st). Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies Primary Partner(s): AIRBOX Air Purifier | GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado Chassis Intel: AM Racing crew chief Ryan Salomon has elected to bring chassis No. 027 to Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. This chassis has not seen the race track in nearly a year and a half, but this specific No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado has gone under a complete overhaul, rebuild, and a new approach with a focus on the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. If the team is happy with its performance Friday night, the team will consider additional updates to their superspeedway fleet for next season. Looking Ahead: With the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season on the horizon, AM Racing is starting to look ahead to its future. The organization is focused on adding a second truck to their team next year. The Statesville, N.C. team has the equipment and personnel to expand their footprint for 2022, whether it’s a part-time or full-time program. Earlier this year, AM Racing tested the waters of a second Truck Series effort at Knoxville Raceway. Brett Moffitt drove the No. 37 Concrete Supply | Destiny Homes Chevrolet Silverado in the event. Moffitt contended for a top-five finish before a late-race accident relegated the former Truck Series champion and team to a 38th place finish. Banner Year: Entering the stretch zone of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year. 19 races into the season, the team has just two finishes of 23rd or worse and maintains an average finish of 16.4 entering the Chevrolet Silverado 250. He is mirroring his 2018 Truck Series season where he finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings maintaining an average finishing position of 17.0. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Talladega Superspeedway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 will mark Self’s sixth start at the famed Alabama superspeedway. In his previous five efforts, the Austin, Texas native has delivered a track-best of 12th in the 2018 FR8 Auctions 250 after starting 24th. Overall, he carries an average finish of 18.6 at the 2.66-mile superspeedway. He has completed 444 of the 475 laps available for a 93.5 percentage lap completion. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Superspeedway Track Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, two miles and larger in length, Self has made 22 starts throughout his career with two top-five and three top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.6. Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway | Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 126th NCWTS start. Starting 13th based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Self’s No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet maintained a competitive pace throughout the 200-lap race and charged to a season-best eighth-place finish for the team’s fourth top-10 of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The performance was a personal best for the former ARCA Menards Series winner at the 1.5-mile speedway. 19 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have four top-10s, nine top-15s, 14 top-20s and 17 top-23 finishes. To The Point(s): Entering Las Vegas, Self sits 14th in the championship standings with 410 points earned and moving up one spot following the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts at Las Vegas (Va.) Motor Speedway. 121 points separate Self from 11th in the championship standings currently held by Grant Enfinger with three races remaining this season. Enfinger is the highest competitor who is not currently in the Truck Series Playoffs. Self, however, is 14 points behind his next competitor Derek Kraus who occupies 13th in the championship standings. AM Racing also secures 15th in the NCWTS owner standings. Calling the Shots: Ryan Salomon will continue to lead Austin Wayne Self and the AM Racing team this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. This weekend marks his 23rd race as crew chief for Self and in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. During his tenure, he guided Self to an average finish of 15.9 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 126 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018. Spanning six years of Truck Series competition, he maintains an average finish of 18.3. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes: On Talladega Superspeedway: “Talladega is Talladega. You never know what you are going to get. I’m very thankful that the AM Racing team has brought me very competitive superspeedway trucks in the past and I know Ryan is really looking forward to bringing this piece back to the track on Saturday afternoon. We have not raced it since Daytona in February 2020, but we’ve been able to really rebuild this truck the way that we want too and I’m excited to see what we can do. “Las Vegas was a good result for the AM Racing team and I’m hoping we can continue to mount more strong finishes as the season is nearing a close.” On 2021 Season: “It’s hard to believe that the year is starting to wrap up. We only have three races left on the schedule and I definitely want to make the best of them. There are some good tracks left for our AM Racing over the next five weeks or so and I think there is definitely an opportunity to score more top-10s and hopefully even a top-five before we close the books on the 2021 season at Phoenix in November.” The Chevrolet Silverado 250 (94 laps | 250.4 miles) is the 20th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., Oct. 2, 2021, shortly after 12:00 p.m. CT (1:00 p.m. ET) with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (CT). Follow on Social Media: For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self), or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf. For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.
  3. Cory Roper – No. 04 The Dean Ford F-150 Preview Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Presented by Westgate Resorts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway No. 04 News and Notes · Hitting our Groove: The team has finished in the top 20 in 3 of the last 4 races. This streak has given the team confidence heading into Las Vegas. Roper was the second highest finishing Ford at Bristol. Morale is high as the team heads west to Sin City. · What happens in Vegas...: This will be Roper’s 5th race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The team has always had great speed at the high banked mile and a half. The 2019 Spring race weekend featured a 5th place qualifying effort from Roper and the 04 team. · Tune in: Find out what happens when the green flag drops on the first race of the Round of 8 for the NASCAR Truck Series. Tune in at 9:00 PM on September 24th on FS1. From the Driver’s Seat: Cory Roper: “Very excited to be back in Vegas! Shane has put together a new truck for this race and I'm excited to see what we got. Happy to have a lot of good friends come out to Vegas to support our race team. I want to thank Darla and Shawn Dean for jumping on board to help us make this race and our CarQuest partnership for everything they do for our race team.” From the Pit Box: Shane Whitbeck: “Vegas is the last mile and half this year and everybody has put in a lot of work into bringing this truck to Las Vegas. This is also one of Cory’s favorite tracks so I can’t wait to get on the track and see what The Dean truck can do this weekend. I feel this is going to be a solid weekend for us.” Roper 2021 Camping World Truck Series Stats Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish 12 0 1 1 0 0 28.1 26 Roper Career Camping World Truck Series Stats Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish 39 0 1 2 0 0 24 23.4 About Roper Racing Roper Racing Team Headquarters is located in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just outside of Houston, where they field the No. 04 Ford F-150 truck. The core of the team has been together with Cory Roper for many years. Part of the success of the team comes from the dedication of many friends and family members. After working all day at their full-time jobs, they commit to working late nights at the race shop. The 2021 season will be the 4th year for the team. Cory Roper serves not only as the driver but the owner of the team as well. Roper’s lifelong dream had been to drive in NASCAR. For more information go to roperracingteam.com About Carquest Carquest Auto Parts is a part of the Advanced Auto Parts family which resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. With more than 85 years of experience, their combined knowledge of automobiles runs deep. They have more than 71,000 Team Members who are passionate about the industry and are committed to your success. They use state-of-the-art data and technology systems to ensure that their distribution centers have the right mix of products based on the vehicles in any common area. For more information about Carquest Auto Parts go to carquest.com Contact Info: Cherie Roper Roper Racing Team Administrator 409.771.3489 candcroper@yahoo.com Alisha Anderson Track Public Relations Representative 832.221.2199 alishaa@roperracingteam.com
  4. AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway | Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 No. 22 AM Racing Team: Driver: Austin Wayne Self Primary Partner(s): GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon Spotter: Tony Raines 2021 Driver Points Position: 15th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 16th Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Starting Position: 13th (Based on event formula) Chassis Intel: AM Racing Chassis No. 116; previously raced at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on June 26, 2021 (Start: 21st | Finish: 19th). Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies Chassis Intel: AM Racing crew chief Ryan Salomon has elected to bring chassis No. 116 to Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway. Since its last race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in late June, this specific No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado has gone under a complete overhaul, rebuild, and new approach with a focus on the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. If the team is happy with its performance Friday night, the team will consider additional updates to their fleet for next season. Banner Year: Entering the stretch zone of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year. 18 races into the season, the team has just two finishes of 23rd or worse and maintains an average finish of 16.9 entering the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts. He is mirroring his 2018 Truck Series season where he finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings maintaining an average finishing position of 17.0. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Las Vegas Motor Speedway Stats: Friday night’s Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts will mark Self’s 10th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in “Sin City.” In his previous nine efforts, the Austin, Texas native has delivered a track-best of Ninth in the 2018 World of Westgate 200 after starting 25th. Overall, he carries an average finish of 17.0 at the 1.5-mile speedway. He has completed 1,212 of the 1,240 laps available for a 97.7 percentage lap completion. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Speedway Track Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Self has made 72 starts throughout his career with five top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.7. Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway | UNOH 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 125th NCWTS start. Starting 16th based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Self’s No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet maintained a competitive pace throughout the 200-lap race and even recovered from a late-race spin in Stage 3 to rocket back into the top-15 when the checkered flag was flown. Self’s 14th place result was his second-best result in Thunder Valley. 18 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have three top-10s, eight top-15s, 13 top-20s and 16 top-23 finishes. To The Point(s): Entering Las Vegas, Self sits 15th in the championship standings with 381 points earned and maintaining his points position following the UNOH 200 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. 120 points separate Self from 11th in the championship standings currently held by Grant Enfinger with five races remaining this season. Enfinger is the highest competitor who is not currently in the Truck Series Playoffs. Self, however, is only four points behind his next competitor Tyler Ankrum who occupies 14th in the championship standings. AM Racing also secures 16th in the NCWTS owner standings. Calling the Shots: Ryan Salomon will continue to lead Austin Wayne Self and the AM Racing team this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This weekend marks his 22nd race as crew chief for Self and in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. During his tenure, he guided Self to an average finish of 16.3 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 125 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018. Spanning six years of Truck Series competition, he maintains an average finish of 18.3. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes: On Las Vegas Motor Speedway: “Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of my better intermediate tracks. I’ve always seemed to have had good luck in Las Vegas without really having to gamble, ha. Ryan has done a great job over the last couple of months of bringing really fast No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverados to the track where despite practice, we’ve been able to be very consistent and right there on the cusp of fighting for top-10 finishes week in and week out. We are going to roll the dice this weekend tough. We are bringing a truck that we haven’t raced since Pocono, but we have completely overhauled it. If it works, it’s a direction we will take for next season.” On 2021 Season: “It’s hard to believe that the year is starting to wrap up. We only have four races left on the schedule and I definitely want to make the best of all of them. There are some good tracks left for our AM Racing over the next six weeks or so and I think there is definitely an opportunity to score more top-10s and hopefully even a top-five before we close the books on the 2021 season at Phoenix in November.” Race Information: The Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts (134 laps | 201 miles) is the 19th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., Sept. 24, 2021, shortly after 6:00 p.m. PT (9:00 p.m. ET) with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (PT). Follow on Social Media: For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self), or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf. For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.
  5. https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2021/09/02/where-are-they-now-catching-up-with-terry-labonte/
  6. AM Racing | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Darlington (S.C.) Raceway | In It To Win It 200 Fast Facts No. 22 AM Racing Team: Driver: Austin Wayne Self Primary Partner(s): GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions. Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado Crew Chief: Ryan Salomon Spotter: Tony Raines 2021 Driver Points Position: 15th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 16th In It To Win It 200 Starting Position: 15th (Based on event formula) Chassis Intel: AM Racing Chassis No. 109; previously raced at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on May 22, 2021 (Start: 13th | Finish: 17th). Chassis No. 109 is also the same truck that Self piloted at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on May 7, 2021, for the LiftKits4Less.com 200 (Start: 12th | Finish: Ninth). Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies Banner Year: Approaching the stretch zone of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing are enjoying a banner year. 16 races into the season, the team has just two finishes of 23rd or worse and maintains an average finish of 17.3 entering the In It To Win It 200. He is mirroring his 2018 Truck Series season where he finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings maintaining an average finishing position of 17.0. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Darlington Raceway Stats: Sunday afternoon’s In It To Win It 200 will mark Self’s third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 1.336-mile track. In his previous two efforts, the Austin, Texas native has delivered a track-best of ninth in May’s LiftKits4Less.com 200 after starting 12th. In his track debut last year, he netted a 17th place finish from his 24th place starting position. He has completed 299 of the 299 laps available for a 100-percentage lap completion. Austin Wayne Self Truck Series Speedway Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Self has made 71 starts throughout his career with five top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 18.7. World Wide Technology Raceway | Toyota 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Austin Wayne Self-made his 123rd NCWTS start. Starting 15th based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Self’s No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet improved throughout the 163-lap race and utilized a late race restart to propel himself into the top-10 and earn a ninth-place finish in the Toyota 200. The finish was Self’s third top-10 of the season and first since finishing ninth at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway in May. The team also earned a 10th place run on the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt in March. 16 races complete, Self and his Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing have three top-10s, six top-15s, 11 top-20s and 14 top-23 finishes. To The Point(s): Entering Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Self sits 15th in the championship standings with 335 points earned and maintaining his points position following the Toyota 200 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. 91 points separate Self from 11th in the championship standings currently held by Grant Enfinger with six races remaining this season. Enfinger is the highest competitor who is not currently in the Truck Series Playoffs. AM Racing also secures 16th in the NCWTS owner standings. Calling the Shots: Ryan Salomon will continue to lead Austin Wayne Self and the AM Racing team this weekend at the track dubbed Too Tough To Tame. This weekend marks his 20th race as crew chief for Self and in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. During his tenure, he guided Self to an average finish of 16.5 during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively. Career Rundown: Since 2016, Self has competed in 123 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, delivering two top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. He finished a career-best 12th in the championship standings in 2018. Spanning six years of Truck Series competition, he maintains an average finish of 18.4. Austin Wayne Self Pre-Race Quotes: On Darlington Raceway: “As a team, we are excited about going back to Darlington Raceway this weekend. It’s close to home and we had a really good run in the spring and hope to back it up on Sunday afternoon. I’ve learned a lot in my two races at Darlington. It definitely can be a challenging track but if you can get into a rhythm and set yourself up to make passes, it can be a blast.” On World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway: “I’m really proud of our AM Racing team. Our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet wasn’t the best at the start of the race, but Ryan (Salomon, crew chief) made some great adjustments, and we had a little bit of luck and were able to deliver our third top-10 of 2021. Hopefully we can keep the momentum rolling at Darlington.” On 2021 Season: “It’s hard to believe that the year is starting to wrap up. We only have six races left on the schedule and I definitely want to make the best of all of them. There are some good tracks left for our AM Racing over the next two months or so and I think there is definitely an opportunity to score more top-10s and hopefully even a top-five before we close the books on the 2021 season at Phoenix in November.” Race Information: The In It To Win It 200 (147 laps | 200.1 miles) is the 17th of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The field will take the green flag on Sun., Sept. 5, 2021, shortly after 1:30 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90. About AM Racing: AM Racing is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. Follow on Social Media: For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self), or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.
  7. The team should be lucky WoO didn't ban for life.... https://racingnews.co/2021/08/05/aaron-reutzel-suspended-fined-by-world-of-outlaws/
  8. Ryan Timms wins a Wild One at Riverside International Speedway by Bryan Hulbert WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 25, 2021) Remember the song “One Piece At A Time”? Well, it was one lap at a time, but it was exciting on Night 3 of Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Week presented by Smiley’s Racing Products as Ryan Timms found himself making the right moves at the right time to take over the lead and hold on for Sunday’s score with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. Timms’ first career Sprint Week victory the win comes just 10 races after landing his first National Tour win at Lake Ozark Speedway. Working through a myriad of cautions and red flags, the SawBlade.com A-Feature came down to a massive battle for the win that resulted in a bigger crash. Looking like Jeff Swindell’s race to dominate, the No. 94 tripped up just enough on Lap 26 to allow Matt Covington to move in. With a wave of momentum, Covington took over the point the following lap. To the white with the win in sight, slower traffic in the final two turns presented Jeff Swindell an opportunity to pull off the upset. Going full send to the bottom of the third turn, Swindell slid past Covington for the lead, but too much momentum into the cushion stalled Jeff’s run and caused the No. 94 to get tight and make contact with the wall. Leaving Covington with no way to avoid the No. 94, Matt slammed into Swindell, with Blake Hahn also getting caught up in the crash. “I killed a lot of my momentum there and let Jeff get a run on me. I don’t know how close he was or how big a bomb he threw, but he cleared me, and when I tried to turn underneath him, he just got tight in the cushion, and it barely collected me. It just sucks for all three of us,” commented Covington of the incident. Going red just as Ryan Timms shot by the crash, the checkered flag was not displayed, and the field dashed to a green, white, checkered finish with Timms able to fend off Dylan Westbrook. On seeing what was going on as the leaders raced into the final two turns, Timms said, “I slid Blake earlier in the race in that same corner, and I didn’t even slide him that hard, but there wasn’t much up there, so I bounced off it and pulled a big wheelie. When I saw Jeff go to slide as hard as he did, I knew that wasn’t going to end well, so I was ready to diamond the corner just in case, and thankfully, that was the right decision.” Setting up for the final two laps, Timms was more just trying to cool off before the field refired from the open red. “I was dumping water everywhere on me. I was ready to get out of the car but needing to stay focused on the race and hitting my marks. I knew Westbrook was behind me and didn’t really know how fast he was. He’s good, so I was just trying to keep myself consistent and not crash.” Westbrook’s third podium in as many races, the No. 47x, was followed by J.J. Hickle, who had to pass most of the field twice after going to the work area on Lap 2. The hard charger with 18 positions officially gained, Hickle was in a battle through the final two laps with Ernie Ainsworth, who ended up fourth. Cody Gardner from 20th made all the right moves to complete the top five. Able to return from the incident, Covington finished sixth with Hayden Martin seventh. Tyler Thomas from 18th made it to eighth, with Paxton Gregory and Jeff Swindell completing the top ten. The 36 cars on hand Sunday night split into four SCE Gaskets Heat Races with wins going to Chase Howard, Jeff Swindell, Howard Moore, and Dylan Westbrook. BMRS B-Feature wins went to Zach Pringle and Tyler Thomas. Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Week presented by Smiley’s Racing Products continues on Tuesday, July 27, at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. Creek County Speedway is located at 18450 West Hwy. 66 between Sapulpa and Kellyville. For more information on Creek County Speedway, including a complete lineup of events and directions, log onto http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co or call (918) 247-RACE (7223). The 2021 season is the 30th year of competition for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For the first time, the series can be seen live on two platforms, with Racinboys.com and FloRacing.com featuring National Tour events in tandem. Both are subscription-based sites. FloRacing.com is $20 per month, billed annually at $150 per year. Racinboys.com is $29.99 per month. For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2021, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS). Race Results: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour ASCS Mid-South Region Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Ark.) Sunday, July 25, 2021 - Sprint Week Night 3 Car Count: 36 SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 16 in Passing Points advance to the A-Feature) Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 13-Chase Howard[2]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[1]; 3. 1X-Tim Crawley[4]; 4. 3G-Paxton Gregory[5]; 5. 91-Zach Pringle[6]; 6. 63-JJ Hickle[3]; 7. 19-Colby Thornhill[8]; 8. 0-Mike Vaculik[7]; 9. (DNS) 12M-Greg Merritt Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell[3]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki[4]; 3. 88-Travis Reber[1]; 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett[5]; 5. 1-Brenham Crouch[8]; 6. 44-Ronny Howard[6]; 7. 74-Tucker Boulton[7]; 8. (DNF) 19J-Jason Long[2]; 9. (DNF) 0X-Spencer Meredith[9] Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Howard Moore[2]; 2. 5T-Ryan Timms[4]; 3. 26-Marshall Skinner[7]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[8]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks[1]; 6. 10P-Dylan Postier[3]; 7. 41-Colton Hardy[9]; 8. 77X-Greg Hamilton[5]; 9. 95X-Asa Swindell[6] Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[1]; 2. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[5]; 3. 47-Dale Howard[9]; 4. 67-Hayden Martin[8]; 5. 24W-Jeffrey West Jr[7]; 6. 91T-Tyler Thomas[4]; 7. G6-Cody Gardner[3]; 8. 187-Landon Crawley[6]; 9. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[2] BMRS B-Feature (Top 3 from each advance to the A-Feature) B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 91-Zach Pringle[2]; 2. 19-Colby Thornhill[4]; 3. 63-JJ Hickle[5]; 4. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[9]; 5. 77X-Greg Hamilton[8]; 6. 0-Mike Vaculik[7]; 7. (DNF) 74-Tucker Boulton[6]; 8. (DNF) 84-Brandon Hanks[3]; 9. (DNF) 19J-Jason Long[10]; 10. (DNF) 88-Travis Reber[1] B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas[4]; 2. G6-Cody Gardner[6]; 3. 10P-Dylan Postier[5]; 4. 187-Landon Crawley[7]; 5. 95X-Asa Swindell[8]; 6. 24W-Jeffrey West Jr[1]; 7. 44-Ronny Howard[3]; 8. 41-Colton Hardy[2]; 9. (DNS) 0X-Spencer Meredith; 10. (DNS) 12M-Greg Merritt Sawblade.com A-Feature A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms[8]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[9]; 3. 63-JJ Hickle[21]; 4. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[4]; 5. G6-Cody Gardner[20]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[10]; 7. 67-Hayden Martin[11]; 8. 91T-Tyler Thomas[18]; 9. 3G-Paxton Gregory[15]; 10. 94-Jeff Swindell[1]; 11. 52-Blake Hahn[12]; 12. 13-Chase Howard[5]; 13. 17B-Ryan Bickett[16]; 14. 91-Zach Pringle[17]; 15. 26-Marshall Skinner[2]; 16. 1X-Tim Crawley[13]; 17. 19-Colby Thornhill[19]; 18. 187-Landon Crawley[25]; 19. 1-Brenham Crouch[14]; 20. 10P-Dylan Postier[22]; 21. 28-Scott Bogucki[6]; 22. 3-Howard Moore[7]; 23. 47-Dale Howard[3]; 24. 77X-Greg Hamilton[23]; 25. 88-Travis Reber[24] Lap Leader(s): Jeff Swindell 1-26; Matt Covington 27; Ryan Timms 28-30 Hard Charger: J.J. Hickle +18 High Point Driver: Dale Howard Provisional(s): Greg Hamilton (Points); Travis Reber (Points); Landon Crawley (Regional) ASCS Online: American Sprint Car Series: http://www.ascsracing.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs (@lucasoilascs) Instagram: LucasOilASCS Broadcast: FloRacing.com and Racinboys.com Live-Scoring (Where Applicable): MRP Live 2021 Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Matt Covington 2,685; 2. Blake Hahn 2,643; 3. JJ Hickle 2,635; 4. Dylan Westbrook 2,485; 5. Scott Bogucki 2,286; 6. Colby Thornhill 2,127; 7. Ryan Bickett 2,057; 8. Travis Reber 1,683; 9. Alex Hill 1,651; 10. Seth Bergman 1,553; 2021 A-Feature Winner(s): Blake Hahn – 4 (4/17 – Park Jefferson Speedway); 5/15 – Volunteer Speedway; 6/24 – Skagit Speedway; 7/9 – Gallatin Speedway); JJ Hickle – 3 (3/19 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway; 3/20 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway; 6/20 – Grays Harbor Raceway); Matt Covington – 3 (5/8 – I-96 Speedway; 7/16 – U.S. 36 Raceway; 7/25 – I-30 Speedway); Scott Bogucki – 3 (5/21 – Tri-City Speedway; 5-29 – Lake Ozark Speedway; 7/10 – Gallatin Speedway); Dominic Scelzi – 2 (June 25 – Skagit Speedway; June 26 – Skagit Speedway); Blane Heimbach – 1 (5/1 – Selinsgrove Speedway); Ryan Timms – 2 (5/30 – Lake Ozark Speedway; 7/25 – Riverside Int. Speedway); Cam Smith – 1 (6/19 – Grays Harbor Raceway); Dale Howard – 1 (7/23 – Batesville Motor Speedway) ASCS National Tour Drivers Online: Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA.): http://www.sethbergmanracing.com Ryan Bickett (Ramona, SD): https://www.facebook.com/rynotrucking Scott Bogucki (McLaren Vale, S. Aust.): https://www.facebook.com/ScottBogucki89 Devon Borden (Raymond, WA): https://www.facebook.com/DevonBordenRacing Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK): http://www.mattcovingtonracing.com Roger Crockett (Broken Arrow, OK): http://www.rocketdesignsllc.com Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK): http://www.blakehahnracing.com JJ Hickle (Quilcene, WA): https://www.facebook.com/JJHickleRacing Alex Hill (Six Nations, Ontario, Can.): https://twitter.com/alexhill77x Travis Reber (Rapid City, SD): https://bit.ly/2P3Ok2r Colby Thornhill (Enumclaw, WA): https://www.facebook.com/colby.thornhill.92 Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, Ont. Can.): https://twitter.com/westbrook47x Garet Williamson (Columbia, MO.): https://twitter.com/garetw3
  9. Stewart Friesen Cashes $10,000 Birthday Check at Weedsport - Red hot Stewart Friesen outruns Max McLaughlin and Tim Sears Jr. for Hall of Fame 100 glory at Weedsport Speedway WEEDSPORT, NY - On his 38th birthday Stewart Friesen triumphed at Weedsport Speedway by winning the Hall of Fame 100 for a grand prize of $10,000 over podium finishers Max McLaughlin and Tim Sears Jr. In an action-packed 100-lap Feature, the five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week champion drove his #44 from fifth to first to win his fourth Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Feature of the season and third career Series victory at Weedsport. Outside polesitter and Mooresville, NC hotshoe Max McLaughlin took the lead early before relinquishing it to Friesen just before halfway. McLaughlin mounted a successful counter-attack - powering his #32C Big Block around Friesen on a restart but a caution flag nullified the pass. Rookie standout Tim Sears Jr. picked up his third career Super DIRTcar Series podium. The #83X’s previous two podiums came at his home track of Brewerton Speedway, which has a similar D-shape to Weedsport. The third place is Sears Jr.’s best Series finish so far in 2021. For Stewart Friesen, $10,000 was the icing on the cake. “Usually on my birthday everything goes wrong but what a race car tonight,” Friesen said grinning. “What a track. That was awesome. I love stuff like that. I know a lot of guys don’t like having it that way. It’s so much fun to drive. You could race all over it. It was challenging.” The track surface was dynamic throughout the race and the number of green flag laps on long runs contributed to the changing nature of the surface. There’s nothing like trying to play chess with 800 horsepower under your right foot. “I thought we were going to go green to checkered there for a while and it was going to be an iron man race,” he noted. Friesen started fifth and patiently made his way to the front. Max McLaughlin led the opening segment and plunged the front of the field into lapped traffic early on. Friesen had to make daring moves in order to keep up on the #32C’s rear bumper through traffic, otherwise, he was at risk of losing him in the crowd. The excitement didn’t end when Friesen took the lead. Aside from navigating through traffic, Friesen hit the inside wall - more than once. “I was just trying to be consistent,” said Friesen. “Thanks to Valco wheels because I smoked my left front on the inside wall in Turn 4 and 2 a few times. It still has air in it! I am just happy to be representing the Hall of Fame 100. Great weekend for us.” “Thanks to all the fans and everyone we met behind the grandstands earlier,” said Friesen. “Thanks to Halmar, Chris Larsen, and all our great sponsors. We are just rolling right now. We have a lot of races coming up, so we are just going to stick with it. “Mad Max” McLaughlin was fast right out of the trailer. He ran the fastest lap in Hot Laps and then went on to win his Heat Race which put him in the redraw where he pulled the outside pole. McLaughlin took the lead on the initial start but began to struggle with a loose race car as the Feature progressed. “The first 20-25 laps I felt really good,” said McLaughlin. “I was riding and taking care of my stuff. But it really started getting free off the corner. I am pretty happy with second after thinking of what could have happened starting around lap 35.” Like Stewart Friesen, McLaughlin races in a wide variety of short-track racing disciplines. “Stew [Friesen] is one of the best drivers in the world,” noted McLaughlin. “It’s a lot of fun racing with him and learning from him. He’s got a great race team and great cars. We just keep trying to get better and better every week and hope to be back on Victory Hill and some other tracks here soon.” McLaughlin was able to pass Friesen on a restart, but Matt Sheppard’s flat tire brought the scoring back to the last lap. The #32C was not able to close in on the #44 to that degree again and McLaughlin had to settle for second. However, since Friesen already has a guaranteed start in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 from winning at Bristol Motor Speedway, Max McLaughlin is awarded the guaranteed start for NAPA Super DIRT Week XLIX. Tim Sears Jr. was also thankful to hang on for the podium finish. He drew the pole position but the celebration was short-lived as McLaughlin road around the outside of him for the lead. Sears Jr. had some handling issues to overcome. “We started rim riding at the end,” said Sears Jr. “We had a push that never went away all night. This track really racy. We could race all over it. Hats off to the track crew. It was a fun race.” The yellow #83X has quickly made his presence known with the Series in a short amount of time. He’s been winning in DIRTcar Big Block Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship racing as well including a 35-lap win at Weedsport earlier this month. “I want to thank LJL, John Wight, Troyer Dirt Cars, and everyone who has helped us get here this year,” he said after his third-place finish. The rookie of the year chase is looking good for Tim Sears Jr. Erick Rudolph proved once again why he is an elite talent in the Super DIRTcar Series. Weedsport Speedway gave the drivers a much different look than it had in recent races but the Ransomville, NY native and his team made the right adjustments to take his #25R Big Block from the back to the front in 100 laps. Rudolph picked up 20 positions and finished fourth. Seven-time champion Matt Sheppard started 11th and by lap 34 was amidst a raging battle in the top three. While McLaughlin and Friesen battled side-by-side for the lead Sheppard began reeling the pair in. Unfortunately, his left front tire went down, the #9S slowed, and the caution flag came out. After making the quick tire change in the pit area, Sheppard was able to claw his way back up to finish 12th to salvage valuable championship points. The “Hile Driver” Chris Hile in the #5H laid down quick-time in Time Trials which awarded him the Billy Whittaker Cars Fast-Time Award. Next up, living legend Brett “The Jet” Hearn joins the Super DIRTcar Series at his home track Orange County Fair Speedway for the $10,000-to-win Battle on the Midway 100 on Thursday, July 29. Pre-order your tickets now at OrangeCountyFairSpeeday.net. Admission to the nearly two-century-old Orange County Fair is included with the race ticket but if you can’t make it to Middletown, NY be sure to watch all the action live on DIRTVision.com. Hall of Fame 100 Feature results: 1. 44F-STEWART FRIESEN [5][$10,000]; 2. 32CC-Max Mclaughlin [2][$5,000]; 3. 83X-Tim Sears [1][$2,500]; 4. 25R-Erick Rudolph [24][$1,800]; 5. 5H-Chris Hile [3][$1,600]; 6. 19F-Tim Fuller [6][$1,400]; 7. 91D-Billy Decker [12][$1,300]; 8. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [17][$1,200]; 9. 99L-Larry Wight [7][$1,100]; 10. 35M-Mike Mahaney [4][$1,000]; 11. 21A-Peter Britten [19][$800]; 12. 9s-Matt Sheppard [11][$700]; 13. 88W-Mat Williamson [22][$600]; 14. 121-Gary Tomkins [15][$575]; 15. 3H-Justin Haers [8][$550]; 16. M1-Dave Marcuccilli [9][$525]; 17. 28M-Jordan McCreadie [16][$500]; 18. 111D-Demetrios Drellos [26][$500]; 19. 34R-Kevin Root [10][$500]; 20. X-Chad Phelps [13][$500]; 21. 56-Garrson Krentz [18][$500]; 22. 32R-Ronnie Davis [20][$500]; 23. 9X-Tyler Trump [14][$500]; 24. 2L-Jack Lehner [25][$500]; 25. 48T-Dave Rauscher [27][$]; 26. 22W-Brandon Walters [21][$500]; 27. 27J-Danny Johnson [23][$500] Hard Charger Award: 25R-Erick Rudolph[+20] Contingency bonuses Billy Whittakar Cars [$100] - Chris Hile #5H VP Racing Fuels [$50] - Jimmy Phelps ARP [$50] - Erick Rudolph ASI [$50] - Peter Britten Cometic [$50] - Gary Tomkins Drydene [$50] - Larry Wight COMP CAMS [$50] - Max McLaughlin Fox Racing Shox [$50] - Garrison Krentz MSD [$50] - Peter Britten
  10. Bobby Pierce, Nick Hoffman Win in Summer Nationals Debut at Richmond Pierce Wins 11th of Season at Richmond - Godsey bags back-to-back top-fives with seven races now remaining RICHMOND, KY – July 25, 2021 – Inching closer and closer to a fourth DIRTcar Summer Nationals title with his 11th Feature win of the season Sunday night at Richmond Raceway, Bobby Pierce also made a bit of personal history, reflective of the great success he’s had thus far in his career. In 2016, Pierce won a season-best 11 Features en route to his second Hell Tour championship in two years. With just seven races remaining on the 2021 schedule, 11 wins and a 186-point lead, Pierce will now go for a new personal best single-season win total before the end of the tour next month. “It feels great to get my 11th win,” Pierce, of Oakwood IL, said in Victory Lane. “We’ve got seven races left to go, so hopefully we can break it.” The debut at the 3/10-mile of Richmond, known as The Beast of the East, was a dominant one for Pierce, who led all 40 laps unchallenged for the $5,000 prize. Several caution flags were thrown over the course of the race, forcing Pierce to be good on restarts. “My dad was signaling me down the backstretch, and every restart I kinda pulled away, even though I didn’t feel great off of Turn 2. It was just so slick out there – this place is really slick,” Pierce said. Ashton Winger rode third for the opening five laps before getting a run on Tanner English for second, where he stayed to the checkered. English held on for third, Joe Godsey bagged his fifth top-five of the season in fourth and three-time Richmond track champion Derek Fisher rounded out the top-five. Pierce will also get the opportunity to break another record before the season’s out. Four-time champion Shannon Babb owns the record for the most wins in a single-season at 15, which he set back in 2005. Pierce can both tie and pass Babb, but has to win at least five of the remaining races. UP NEXT The Summer Nationals Late Models cap off Week #6 with the final race on Monday night, July 26, in the tour’s debut at Lake Cumberland Speedway. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene. ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results) Feature (40 Laps) 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 2. 12-Ashton Winger[4]; 3. 81E-Tanner English[3]; 4. 14G-Joe Godsey[6]; 5. 38-Derek Fisher[8]; 6. 11-Tommy Bailey[7]; 7. D8-Dustin Linville[9]; 8. 38H-Thomas Hunziker[14]; 9. 12J-Jason Jameson[12]; 10. 21-Kirk Phillips[2]; 11. 74-Mitch McGrath[10]; 12. 14R-Jeff Roth[5]; 13. 118-Mike Fenton[17]; 14. 248-Brandon Lance[18]; 15. T22- Tegan Evans[16]; 16. 83-Scott James[11]; 17. 11W-Jeff Watson[13]; 18. 16-Justin Rattliff[15]; 19. 15-William Byrd[20]; 20. (DNS) 13-Brayton Laster HISTORY MADE: Hoffman Wins 17th of Season at Richmond, Now Sits Atop All-Time Wins List It’s official. Nick Hoffman is now the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals’ all-time leader in Feature wins. At just 29 years of age, the Mooresville, NC-driver has had a season for the record books already and added to it again on Sunday night, winning the tour’s first-ever visit to Richmond Raceway. He and the Elite Chassis team have been the guys to beat all season long and showed exactly why on Sunday with a dominating flag-to-flag victory in the 25-lap event. For their efforts, Hoffman has now taken sole possession of #1 on the all-time Feature wins list from six-time champion Mike Harrison – a goal he’d been working on, among others, since the start of the tour in June. “It’s really cool,” Hoffman said in Victory Lane. “Really didn’t start on this whole Hell Tour deal until like 2015, so to pick up that many wins that quick is pretty cool for us.” On the track, Hoffman was untouchable. Original start, restart – it just didn’t matter. His Elite Chassis #2 jetted out at the drop of the green and took off, leaving his opponents in the dust. At one point, Hoffman’s lead stretched to almost 7 seconds in traffic. His only concern came upon reaching the rear of the field and dealing with the slower traffic. Several cautions had been thrown throughout for drivers spinning at the bottom of the turns, which Hoffman did his best to try and avoid. “I could maneuver pretty decent. The biggest thing was I just wanted to pass those guys around the outside – just in case they did spin out, they would go to the bottom,” Hoffman said. UP NEXT The Summit Modifieds help cap off Week #6 with the final race on Monday night, July 26, in the tour’s debut at Lake Cumberland Speedway. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene. ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view all results) Feature (25 Laps) 1. 2-Nick Hoffman[2]; 2. 4-Victor Lee[3]; 3. 25-Dennis Roberson[1]; 4. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr[4]; 5. 25N-Tyler Nicely[12]; 6. A85-Brandon Hutchinson[6]; 7. 9H-John Demoss[10]; 8. 38-Aaron Branham[5]; 9. 1F-Austin Francis[8]; 10. 37-Harold Branham[14]; 11. 21S-Kenny Shaw[13]; 12. 33Z-Zach Powers[7]; 13. 17-Tyler Rigsby[18]; 14. 27-Tyler Collis[17]; 15. 26- Kyle Cochran[21]; 16. 122-Ryan Turner[19]; 17. 1C-Roy Cox[20]; 18. C8-Jimmy Crabtree[9]; 19. 66W-Tyler Watson[11]; 20. 17R-Jimmy Robinson[15]; 21. 24S-Trae Soper[16]
  11. Chase Randall Takes ASCS Elite Victory At West Texas Raceway by Bryan Hulbert LUBBOCK, Texas (July 23, 2021) Rolling the grid fifth on Friday night, it took 24 laps for Chase Randall to capture the lead at West Texas Raceway for his second win of the 2021 season with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating. Courtesy of ASCS Chasing Steven Shebester through the closing laps, the pair rolled the cushion at either end of the three-eighths-mile oval. Taking off into traffic would bring Shebester within striking distance and provide Randall with room to run to a 1.085-second advantage once he had the lead in hand. Steven Shebester settled for second, with Tyler Edwards in third. Justin Zimmerman crossed fourth, followed by Dalton Stevens. Scott Evan, Jason Howell, Caden McCreary, Shon Deskins, and Brandon Thomson completed the top ten. The ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating goes for $5,000 to win on Saturday, July 24, at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas. The G.W. Elkins Southwestern Championship, gates open at 5:30 P.M. with racing at 7:00 P.M. (CDT). For directions and info on Route 66 Motor Speedway, log onto http://www.route66motorspeedway.net. The 2021 season is the 30th year of competition for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2021, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS). Race Results: ASCS Elite Non-Wing West Texas Raceway (Lubbock, Texas) Friday, July 23, 2021 Car Count: 28 Texas Aeroplastics Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 44-Jason Howell[2]; 2. 22X-Steven Shebester[5]; 3. 31-Mason Smith[4]; 4. 52-JD Fry[7]; 5. 02-Dillon Burks[3]; 6. 27-Mike Hathaway[1]; 7. 18-Devon Debrick[6] Pro Tech Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 118-Scott Evans[1]; 2. 3S-Stephen Smith[2]; 3. 21-Michelle Parson[3]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson[4]; 5. 79X-Keith Martin[6]; 6. 57-Chase Parson[5]; 7. 33-Mike Merrell[7] SCP Polymers Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 36-Tyler Edwards[1]; 2. #1-Justin Zimmerman[6]; 3. 99X-Dalton Stevens[5]; 4. 20-Shon Deskins[4]; 5. 73X-Brandon Thomson[2]; 6. 79-Landon Simon[3]; 7. 6D-Morgan Dowdy[7] Myco Plastics Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 91-Cody Price[1]; 2. 9-Chase Randall[4]; 3. 48-Caden McCreary[3]; 4. 1-Paul White[5]; 5. 2-Michael Fanelli[6]; 6. 15-Jeremy Jonas[7]; 7. 63-Chris Williams[2] BK Windows B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 79X-Keith Martin[1]; 2. 73X-Brandon Thomson[5]; 3. 15-Jeremy Jonas[3]; 4. 79-Landon Simon[7]; 5. 2-Michael Fanelli[2]; 6. 18-Devon Debrick[11]; 7. 57-Chase Parson[6]; 8. 27-Mike Hathaway[10]; 9. 33-Mike Merrell[8]; 10. 63-Chris Williams[12]; 11. 02-Dillon Burks[4]; 12. 6D-Morgan Dowdy[9] Top Choice Masonry A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 9-Chase Randall[5]; 2. 22X-Steven Shebester[1]; 3. 36-Tyler Edwards[6]; 4. #1-Justin Zimmerman[3]; 5. 99X-Dalton Stevens[8]; 6. 118-Scott Evans[2]; 7. 44-Jason Howell[4]; 8. 48-Caden McCreary[13]; 9. 20-Shon Deskins[16]; 10. 73X-Brandon Thomson[18]; 11. 16-Anthony Nicholson[15]; 12. 91-Cody Price[7]; 13. 79X-Keith Martin[17]; 14. 3S-Stephen Smith[10]; 15. 1-Paul White[14]; 16. 21-Michelle Parson[12]; 17. 15-Jeremy Jonas[19]; 18. 52-JD Fry[9]; 19. 79-Landon Simon[20]; 20. 31-Mason Smith[11]
  12. Sheldon Haudenschild Scores First-Career Williams Grove Win - PA Posse Legend Lance Dewease Charges from 17th-to-2nd MECHANICSBURG, PA - July 23, 2021 - Entering this season, Sheldon Haudenschild had never won at Knoxville Raceway, Eldora Speedway, or Williams Grove Speedway. Trent Gower photo It's a trio of tracks that most describe as "The Big Three" of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series facilities, all home to the three biggest events on tour. He's now stood in victory lane at all three tracks within the last three months. His latest conquering came on Friday night at Mechanicsburg's tricky paper-clip 1/2-mile. The Wooster, OH native put together an impeccable run by setting Slick Woody's QuickTime and leading all 25 laps of the NOS Energy Drink Feature on night one of the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals. Sheldon's trip to victory lane officially makes the Haudenschild's the first father/son duo to both win a World of Outlaws race at Williams Grove Speedway. His father Jac previously won with The Greatest Show on Dirt here in 1986 and 1997. "I feel like I have a lot of laps around this place, but I could never get that win," Haudenschild noted. "We've been close, but it feels great to finally pull one off. Makes it sweeter that the #69 was behind us." Earning the pole after dominating the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, Haudenschild quickly set sail as the $10,000/Win Feature fired off. A pair of stoppages on Lap 1 and Lap 6 slowed the action before the final restart rolled back to green with 19 laps left. Lil' Haud ripped the cushion and slid through lap traffic completely unchallenged for the remainder of the race, but all eyes were glued on PA Posse legend Lance Dewease. A rough Qualifying performance and fifth-place Heat finish led to the #69K starting 17th in the 25-lap Feature. Dewease made it inside the top-10 on Lap 6, then flew into the top-five on Lap 18 and really made headway in the closing few circuits. He stormed by Schatz for third with two to go, then passed McFadden for the runner-up slot at the white flag. Out front, though, there was no denying Sheldon Haudenschild and the Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17. He crossed the finish line with a margin of victory at 2.034-seconds over the field. "My car was just great all night," Sheldon added. "That's the best I've ever felt around this place. I could really keep the car straight for the first time here. It really feels great winning on these big 1/2-miles. We've had a couple of rough nights, so it's good to get back in victory lane." Fayetteville. PA's Lance Dewease was the star of the show with an incredible 17th-to-2nd bid worthy of the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award. The Kreitz Racing #69K will look for more one spot better tomorrow night with $20,000 on the line at Williams Grove. "It was 25 laps, that's all that matters, and Sheldon won it," Dewease offered. "We were good, but these guys are so hard to pass, you know they're the best in the world. Coming from the ninth row to second, though, we'll take that. We put ourselves in a hole with Qualifying, so this is a good end to the night." After starting third and running second for the majority of the 25-lapper, James McFadden slipped back to snag the final podium position aboard his Kasey Kahne Racing, Karavan Trailers #9. "It's nice to finally put a whole night together again," McFadden said. "I've been struggling on restarts lately, and I finally got those back together night. We'll move on to tomorrow and try to do better." Donny Schatz aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 and Brent Marks in his family-owned #19 closed out the top-five. Rounding out the top-10 on night one of the Summer Nationals was David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2, Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, Brad Sweet in the Kasey Kahne Racing #49, Logan Schuchart in the Shark Racing #1S, and Danny Dietrich in the Gary Kauffman #48. UP NEXT: The Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals will conclude tomorrow night at Williams Grove Speedway as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series squares off against the PA Posse with $20,000 on the line. NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$10,000]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [17][$5,500]; 3. 9-James McFadden [3][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,600]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [9][$2,350]; 6. 2-David Gravel [4][$2,150]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo [13][$2,100]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [11][$1,950]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$1,900]; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich [15][$1,850]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$1,400]; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer [14][$1,200]; 13. 27-Devon Borden [22][$1,000]; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri [2][$950]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$900]; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [19][$900]; 17. 99M-Kyle Moody [25][$]; 18. 27S-Alan Krimes [23][$900]; 19. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [16][$900]; 20. 45-Jeff Halligan [20][$900]; 21. 83-Aaron Reutzel [7][$900]; 22. 5C-Dylan Cisney [24][$900]; 23. 44-Dylan Norris [26][$]; 24. 1X-Chad Trout [5][$900]; 25. 11-TJ Stutts [8][$900]; 26. 2C-Wayne Johnson [21][$900]. Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 69K-Lance Dewease[+15] NEW Championship Standings (48/81 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (6,654); 2. Carson Macedo (-126); 3. David Gravel (-144); 4. Donny Schatz (-244); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-258); 6. Logan Schuchart (-280); 7. Aaron Reutxel (-436); 8. James McFadden (-694); 9. Kraig Kinnser (-844); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-1066).
  13. Kyle Bronson wins I-80 Silver Dollar Nationals for biggest career win Greenwood, NE (July 24, 2021) – Kyle Bronson pulled away from the pack and cruised to victory on Saturday Night at I-80 Speedway, winning the 11th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals by more than ten seconds over runner-up Tim McCreadie. Bronson took home $53,000 for his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season and the biggest of his racing career. This win was also the 31-year-old Florida racers’ first Crown Jewel victory of his racing career. Bronson took the lead from Chase Junghans on lap 48 and dominated the remainder of the race. Junghans held the lead for the first 47 circuits as Bronson made several attempts to pass him for the lead. Bronson was finally able to pass Junghans coming off turn two with 32 laps remaining in the race. McCreadie eventually cleared Junghans on lap 66 for second. Even though McCreadie moved into second he was still several car lengths behind the leader. The second of two cautions flew on lap 32, the race went green after that until the checkers flew. Bronson’s margin of victory was 10.492 seconds. McCreadie will maintain his points lead heading to Florence Speedway next month. Jonathan Davenport had closed the gap on McCreadie to just 45 points heading into the race but finished in 27th after dropping out of the event on lap 22. Earl Pearson Jr. came through the field to finish third after starting in 14th. Jimmy Owens came home in fourth followed by Junghans. Sixth place starting Bronson went to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the fifth time in his career. “I love coming to this place. This car was awesome, and this Clements motor helps me a ton on that top there. This is the most pumped I have ever been in my life. This is pretty awesome. I couldn’t do it without my guys, they have been making my job a whole lot easier. They have been having this thing right, I am just the guy holding the steering wheel. They have been giving me everything I need to win.” The 2017 Silver Dollar Nationals winner, McCreadie, finished in second. “I just lost my side bite there. Once the brown went away, I couldn’t get around the cushion because I was so flat getting in, and the car had no scotch. To run low was the only way to get my car up in the air to get it in attitude to try and get off the corner.” McCreadie earned a $20,000 paycheck for second. Pearson, who changed cars after the first three nights took third at the finish. “The car was really good when we started off and the whole race it was good. We could move all around. The biggest thing we could do that a lot of them couldn’t was turn through the center. I could just turn up under them and drag race them down the straightaway.” The winner’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Brandon Ford, Race Car Engineering, Borchers Equipment, Lucas Oil Products, VP Fuels, Swift Springs, Integra Shocks, and All-Florida Real Estate Group. Completing the top ten were Brandon Sheppard, Hudson O’Neal, Stormy Scott, Spencer Hughes, and Ryan Gustin. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals Race Summary Saturday, July 24th, 2021 I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, NE LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 75-Terry Phillips[1]; 2. 04-Tad Pospisil[5]; 3. 18A-John Anderson[6]; 4. 1C-Chad Simpson[2]; 5. 19R-Ryan Gustin[3]; 6. 99B-Boom Briggs[11]; 7. 7R-Ross Robinson[8]; 8. 98-Ben Schaller[4]; 9. 3C-Mike Collins[12]; 10. 24-Bill Leighton[7]; 11. 157-Mike Marlar[9]; 12. 22M-Charlie McKenna[10]; 13. 77-Dusty Leonard[13] UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 14-Josh Richards[1]; 2. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[2]; 3. 22F-Chris Ferguson[3]; 4. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[8]; 5. 22H-Daniel Hilsabeck[7]; 6. 14J-Jake Neal[6]; 7. 49T-Jake Timm[4]; 8. 80-Allan Hopp[11]; 9. 6D-Cory Dumpert[10]; 10. 53-Andrew Kosiski[9]; 11. 66C-Matt Cosner[5]; 12. 52-Brian Kosiski[12]; 13. 45-Dan Battaglia[13] S&S Showdown Non-Qualifier Finish (20 Laps, Winner’s Choice to Transfer): 1. 99B-Boom Briggs[2]; 2. 7R-Ross Robinson[4]; 3. 14J-Jake Neal[3]; 4. 98-Ben Schaller[6]; 5. 3C-Mike Collins[8]; 6. 49T-Jake Timm[5]; 7. 66C-Matt Cosner[10]; 8. 6D-Cory Dumpert[9]; 9. 22H-Daniel Hilsabeck[1]; 10. 80-Allan Hopp[7]; 11. 45-Dan Battaglia[14]; 12. 77-Dusty Leonard[13]; 13. 52-Brian Kosiski[12]; 14. (DNS) 22M-Charlie McKenna Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals Feature Finish (80 Laps): Race Statistics Entrants: 44 Lap Leaders: Chase Junghans (1 – 47); Kyle Bronson (48 – 80) Wrisco Feature Winner: Kyle Bronson Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: Kyle Bronson Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Kyle Bronson Margin of Victory: 10.492 seconds Stop Tech Brakes Cautions: Jonathan Davenport (Lap 22); Shane Clanton (Lap 32) Series Provisional: Mike Marlar Passing Point Provisional: Ryan Gustin Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a Track Provisionals: Bill Leighton, Andrew Kosiski Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, Earl Pearson Jr. Penske Shocks Top 5: Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, Chase Junghans Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Ryan Gustin (Advanced 18 Positions) Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Chase Junghans (47 Laps) Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Earl Pearson Jr. Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr. Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Chase Junghans (Lap 1 – 17.863 seconds) Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Shane Clanton Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Tanner Birdwell (Kyle Bronson) ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engine Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Kyle Bronson (16.916 seconds) Time of Race: 34 minutes 1 second Lucas Oil Point Standings: *Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*
  14. Brent Marks Beats Outlaws in Williams Grove Thriller Lap Traffic Creates Intense Action Between Schatz, Marks & Haudenschild MECHANICSBURG, PA - July 24, 2021 - 798 days later, the PA Posse have finally tasted Outlaw glory again on their own porch. After going for 0-for-16 over that stretch, The Myerstown Missile stepped up and put an end to the streak during Saturday night's $20,000/Win Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway. Brent Marks' sixth-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory came as one of the more exciting finishes in recent memory at the Mechanicsburg 1/2-mile. A tricky and technical surface combined with challenging lap traffic situations created an intense fight for the lead late in the going during the 30-lapper. Donny Schatz commanded the opening 20 circuits aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15, but Marks hounded him from the start. He finally put the #19 to the point on Lap 21, but quickly received a hellacious challenge from Friday's victor, Sheldon Haudenschild in the NOS Energy Drink #17. Marks received a trio of mega slide jobs from Haudenschild but had a counter for every move thrown his way. He separated himself in the closing laps and officially scored his 11th career Williams Grove win with a 0.903-second margin of victory. "That was pretty intense," Marks mentioned. "The track was tricky and the lap cars made it tough. We had a lot of close calls out there, but we survived and pulled it off. The track really threw us for a curveball, it was drier than we expected. We made the right calls, though. That was a ton of fun racing with Sheldon and Donny like that." Starting fourth aboard the BAPS Paints, M&M Painting & Construction #19, Marks was on the outside of an all-Posse row two with 103-time Williams Grove winner Lance Dewease to his inside with the Kreitz Racing #69K. In front of them, it was an all-Outlaws front row with Sheldon Haudenschild and Donny Schatz pacing the field. Schatz, who has won at Williams Grove more than any other track in his World of Outlaws career, looked poised for win #22 when his Ford Performance, Carquest #15 quickly built a huge lead. However, Marks would soon enter the picture. Traffic on Lap 5 allowed Marks to catch the 10-time champion for the lead, and he would hound him for the next 15 laps. The duo played a cat and mouse game while slicing through the backmarkers until Marks built a big enough run down the front stretch to launch a turn one slider for the lead at Schatz. Marks led at Lap 21, but Haudenschild followed him around Schatz and threw out his own attempt at the top spot. With Marks tight and over the cushion, Haudenschild launched his own turn one slider on Lap 22 and cleared Marks for the lead, but made contact with lapper Freddie Rahmer, who rolled to a stop. The only restart of the race with eight laps remaining established a shootout between Marks and Haudenschild. Sheldon came firing back with a move into turn one, but Brent calmly crossed him over and retained the lead. The next time by, it was the same thing. A huge slider from Sheldon, but a precise counter from Brent to whip the #19 back to the point. Over the final five laps, Marks maintained a steady pace on the cushion and walked away with his second World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory of the 2021 season. Another important notch to Brent's belt with a hopeful full-time return to The Greatest Show on Dirt looming in 2022. On this night, though, the Myerstown, PA native was happy to call it a much-needed win for the PA Posse. "We broke the streak of the 4-0 Outlaws, so for tonight, I guess you can call us Posse," Marks joked. A valiant second-place effort capped Sheldon Haudenschild's career-best weekend at Williams Grove. The Wooster, OH native banked $12,000 for his runner-up result following Friday's victory. "We had to fight for that one," Haudenschild noted. "Nothing to hang our heads up, Brent ran a great race. He was able to enter turn one so fast that forced me to run it too hard into the bottom and he was able to square me up every time to pass me back." After leading the opening 20 laps, Fargo, ND native Donny Schatz slipped back to complete the podium in third place. "We just needed to be better," Schatz said. "I was struggling more and more with every lap. I think we were fortunate to hang on to third. Carson Macedo and Lance Dewease, who ran 1-2 in a fight for the win at Williams Grove in May, finished fourth and fifth this time at the 1/2-mile. Closing out the top-10 at the Summer Nationals was the #39M of Anthony Macri, the #9 of James McFadden, the #2 of David Gravel, the #83 of Aaron Reutzel, and the #5W of Lucas Wolfe. UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will return to the state of New York for the first time in three years next weekend. The doubleheader takes The Greatest Show on Dirt to Ransomville Speedway on Friday, July 30, then to Weedsport Speedway on Saturday, July 31. NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps): 1. 19-Brent Marks [4][$20,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$12,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$6,000]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo [6][$5,250]; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease [3][$4,500]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [7][$4,000]; 7. 9-James McFadden [12][$3,500]; 8. 2-David Gravel [5][$3,000]; 9. 83-Aaron Reutzel [9][$2,750]; 10. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [8][$2,500]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [15][$2,300]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$2,250]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$2,000]; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich [17][$1,600]; 15. 27-Devon Borden [11][$1,500]; 16. 19W-Troy Wagaman [10][$1,300]; 17. 5C-Dylan Cisney [13][$1,250]; 18. 11-TJ Stutts [22][$1,150]; 19. 67-Justin Whittall [19][$1,100]; 20. 51-Freddie Rahmer [18][$1,100]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson [16][$1,100]; 22. 1W-Aaron Bollinger [24][$1,100]; 23. 27S-Alan Krimes [20][$1,100]; 24. 5-Tyler Ross [23][$1,100]; 25. 44-Dylan Norris [25]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-20, Brent Marks 21-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+9] NEW Championship Standings (49/81 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (6,782); 2. Carson Macedo (-112); 3. David Gravel (-138); 4. Donny Schatz (-228); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-240); 6. Logan Schuchart (-282); 7. Aaron Reutzel (-432); 8. James McFadden (-686); 9. Kraig Kinser (-848); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-1104).
  15. Pierce Wins at Springfield After Jackson’s Misfortune for Ninth Win of Season - Winger with runner-up, digs into points gap SPRINGFIELD, MO – July 22, 2021 – Sometimes, a really good car, some quick reflexes and a pinch of good fortune is the recipe for victory. Bobby Pierce had all three of these Thursday night in the Week #6 kickoff at Springfield Raceway, scoring his ninth DIRTcar Summer Nationals Feature win of the season in convincing fashion by leading 27 of 40 laps to collect the $5,000 check over Ashton Winger and local favorite Scott Crigler. His 36th career Hell Tour victory officially pushed him past four-time champion Brian Shirley into sole position of fourth place on the all-time wins list, setting him three behind 2004 champion Don O’Neal and 64 behind all-time leaders Billy Moyer and Shannon Babb. Pierce trailed the opening circuits of the Feature to polesitter Tony Jackson Jr. before cracking the whip as they approached the rear of the field. As Jackson was moving through the first wave of heavy traffic, his left-rear tire gave way and shredded, bringing out the caution and handing the lead over to Pierce. While the two did make contact after the tire had blown, Pierce was quick to saw at the wheel and escape with only a scrape on the right-side. From there, it become Pierce’s race to lose. But even with a 115-point advantage in the standings, the three-time champion still wasn’t at ease at the head of the field. Right on his bumper for the restart was a hungry group of competitors just waiting to pounce on a slip-up, including one of his biggest recent rivals – Ashton Winger. “Ashton was really fast, and he’s been fast the last few races – he’s got something figured out,” Pierce, of Oakwood, IL said in Victory Lane. “I was like, man, I’ve just gotta keep the 12 car behind me so we can stay in position to win this thing.” Winger, of Hampton, GA, came into Week #6 riding the momentum of two-straight victories to close out Week #5, besting Pierce both times, and was hungry for a three-peat. He restarted in fifth and advanced one position before the next restart two laps later. Winger hammered the throttle out of Turn 4 and quickly made the charge for Tanner English and Scott Crigler in front of him. He took the low groove into Turns 1-2 on Lap 18 and got a two-for-one special, passing both drivers by sliding up at the exit of Turn 2. Winger chased Pierce down until the next restart on Lap 22, where he got his best chance at the lead, sliding underneath Pierce for the lead at one point before falling back. Winger closed the gap in the final laps and got another opportunity to swipe the lead as they approached traffic again before a restart with five-to-go. Pierce had a big pack of traffic in front of him, slowing him down enough to allow Winger to catch up. But by that time, Pierce had already sorted his way through the pack, and the yellow was thrown again. “The lapped traffic was a bit of a handful,” Pierce said. “That last lap was a little scary.” Pierce dropped the hammer on the restart and cruised to his 36th career Summer Nationals victory with Winger and Crigler behind him, while Joe Godsey and Tim Lance completed the top-five. UP NEXT The Summer Nationals next heads back to Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL, on Friday, July 23, for the second visit of the season, entitled the Russ Wallace Memorial. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene. ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results) Feature (40 Laps) 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[2]; 2. 12-Ashton Winger[5]; 3. 12C-Scott Crigler[3]; 4. 14G-Joe Godsey[6]; 5. 48-Tim Lance[9]; 6. 36- Logan Martin[11]; 7. 74-Mitch McGrath[19]; 8. 86-Kyle Beard[17]; 9. 2-Allen Murray[7]; 10. 93-Mason Oberkramer[10]; 11. 50-Kaeden Cornell[14]; 12. 81E-Tanner English[4]; 13. 0-Dewayne Kiefer[13]; 14. 36D-Mark Daye[18]; 15. 78S-Steve Stultz[15]; 16. 38-Thomas Hunziker[21]; 17. 14R-Jeff Roth[22]; 18. 118-Mike Fenton[20]; 19. 49-Justin Wells[12]; 20. 56- Tony Jackson Jr[1]; 21. 75-Terry Phillips[8]; 22. 66-Hayden Ross[16]
  16. Tyler Erb Earns Biggest Career Win in I-80 Nationals Domination Greenwood, NE (July 22, 2021) – Tyler Erb remains red-hot as the 24-year-old Texas native scored the biggest win of his racing career on Thursday Night at I-80 Speedway. Leading all 53 laps, Erb picked up $30,000 in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event. Courtesy of LOLMDS Erb’s had a dominating performance in the caution-free race with a margin of victory of 5.5 seconds over Hudson O’Neal. Brandon Overton came home in third with Spencer Hughes and Ricky Thornton Jr. rounding out the top five drivers. In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the fourth time in 2021, Erb was congratulated by his crew chief Randall Edwards and his race team. “Going caution-free helps. Once you get in the rhythm there, you just try to keep going the same speed you are going, and you can tell when you mess up. I got to racing with lapped cars and I think my lead closed a little bit. This is awesome, this is the biggest win of my career, so I am pumped.” O’Neal, who ran second to Overton on Tuesday Night came home in second. “I didn’t know how close I could get to him [Erb] as far out he was. I knew traffic was going to play a big deal. Whenever I got by Spencer [Hughes] for second I started to get a little closer and then I caught lapped traffic just like he was in. We had a great night and it’s been a great week so far; I am happy to get a couple of more nights to run for some great money.” Tuesday Night’s winner, Overton, earned a podium finish with his third place showing. “We are all on the same tires here. So, we have no excuses there. We just got better and better as the race went on. With this crowd it’s a good night for us. We still have two more days left so we are just going to keep on working on it and we’ll get them.” The winner’s Eric and Kelly Brock Best Performance Motorsports Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by M&W Transport, Roberts Bee Company, First Class Septic, Posi Flow, Midwest Sheet Metal, Bazell Race Fuels, Go Lithium, Keyser Manufacturing, and KBC Graphics. Completing the top ten were Ricky Weiss, Stormy Scott, Jimmy Owens, Jonathan Davenport, and Shane Clanton. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary I-80 Speedway Thursday, July 28th, 2021 I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, NE LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 14-Josh Richards[2]; 2. 04-Tad Pospisil[4]; 3. 66C-Matt Cosner[1]; 4. 22F-Chris Ferguson[6]; 5. 24-Bill Leighton[3]; 6. 22H-Daniel Hilsabeck[7]; 7. 98-Ben Schaller[5]; 8. 7R-Ross Robinson[10]; 9. 99B-Boom Briggs[11]; 10. 7D-Dusty Leonard[9]; 11. 26JR-Corey Zeitner[8]; 12. 80-Allan Hopp[13]; 13. 53-Andrew Kosiski[12] UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 1C-Chad Simpson[2]; 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist[4]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley[1]; 4. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[7]; 5. 22M-Charlie McKenna[3]; 6. 14J-Jake Neal[5]; 7. 52-Brian Kosiski[11]; 8. 3C-Mike Collins[8]; 9. 6H-Al Humphrey[9]; 10. 14M-Reid Millard[12]; 11. 45-Dan Battaglia[13]; 12. 49T-Jake Timm[6]; 13. 10C-Junior Coover[10] Lyles Tire & Wheels Last Dance Non-Qualifier Finish (20 Laps, Winner Transfers): 1. 22H-Daniel Hilsabeck[1]; 2. 7R-Ross Robinson[3]; 3. 52-Brian Kosiski[2]; 4. 99B-Boom Briggs[5]; 5. 6H-Al Humphrey[6]; 6. 3C-Mike Collins[4]; 7. 7D-Dusty Leonard[7]; 8. 26JR-Corey Zeitner[9]; 9. 80-Allan Hopp[11]; 10. 53-Andrew Kosiski[13]; 11. 49T-Jake Timm[12]; 12. 10C-Junior Coover[14]; 13. 45-Dan Battaglia[10]; 14. 14M-Reid Millard[8] Al Belt Custom Homes I-80 Nationals Feature Finish (53 Laps): Race Statistics Entrants: 44 Lap Leaders: Tyler Erb (1 – 53) Wrisco Feature Winner: Tyler Erb Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: Tyler Erb Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Tyler Erb Margin of Victory: 5.515 seconds Stop Tech Brakes Cautions: n/a Series Provisionals: n/a Best Point Night Provisionals: Bill Leighton, Charlie McKenna Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a Track Provisionals: Jake Neal, Ben Schaller Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Tyler Erb, Hudson O’Neal, Brandon Overton Penske Shocks Top 5: Tyler Erb, Hudson O’Neal, Brandon Overton, Spencer Hughes, Ricky Thornton Jr Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Brian Shirley (Advanced 12 Positions) Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Tyler Erb (53 Laps) Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr. Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Spencer Hughes (Lap 1 – 18.638 seconds) Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Junior Coover Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Randall Edwards (Tyler Erb) ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engine Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Chad Simpson (17.432 seconds) Time of Race: 17 minutes 22 seconds Lucas Oil Point Standings: *Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*
  17. Brad Sweet banks $25K World of Outlaws Sprint Car money at Lernerville's Don Martin Memorial - Sye Lynch, Son of Local Hero Ed Lynch Jr., Nearly Completes Perfect Night at Home Track SARVER, PA - July 20, 2021 - Gold is always the goal, but once a season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, silver is sweeter. That one occasion came on Tuesday night when the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXX offered a $25,000 payday at Lernerville Speedway. In the end, it was Brad Sweet piecing together a dominant 40-lap performance to take the check and walk away with his 14th win of the season. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 started third, took the lead on Lap 12, and crossed the stripe with a massive margin of victory at 5.381-seconds. However, all night long, the story throughout the pits, in the nearly sold-out crowd, and on social media was Sye Lynch. The 23-year-old Apollo, PA native entered the 40-lap Feature with a perfect night under his belt. He had set Slick Woody's QuickTime, won his Team Drydene Heat Race, and dominated the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to put the #42 on the pole position. To the Lernerville locals, it was beginning to feel all too similar to the 2002 Silver Cup which sent Sarver into pandemonium. On that July night 19 years ago, it was Sye's father Ed Lynch Jr. defeating the Outlaws and earning his first career victory at their home track. On this night, it was about the next generation and Sye's golden opportunity. He commanded the opening lap of the Feature, but the crowd really came to life when Lynch fought Sweet for the top spot. The two-time and defending World of Outlaws champion tossed four different sliders at him, but Sye continued to rally back with his crossovers becoming savvier by the lap as the roars only echoed louder. Eventually, Sweet made his turn one slide job stick on the 12th circuit as Lynch was unable to find the drive off turn two to counter him. From there, The Big Cat never saw another challenge. The Grass Valley, CA native lapped his way up to 11th-place as he cruised away to a dominating victory worth $25,000. The win is Sweet's third at Lernerville, but his first in the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. He joins his brother-in-law Kyle Larson as the only two Californians to win the Sarver, PA special event. It's his 72nd career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series triumph, tying him with "The Wild Child" Jac Haudenschild for 11th on the All-Time Wins List. He now is only 12 wins away from reaching the top-10. "I about gave it away when I drove off the backstretch with five or so to go," Sweet quickly said as the rain came down. "I had a really good car, we just got too free at the end. This NAPA Auto Parts car is fast right now. Excited for the rest of summer." Donny Schatz made a late charge to put the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest #15 in the runner-up position. Aaron Reutzel ran second for most of the race but eventually slipped back to finish third aboard the Roth Motorsports #83. That's nine podium results for the Clute, TX native, who is in the midst of a heated battle for The Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award. After starting on the outside pole, David Gravel brought the Big Game Motorsports #2 home with a fourth-place finish. Rounding out the top-five was Alice Springs, NT, AUS native James McFadden with a fifth-place bid for the Kasey Kahne Racing, Karavan Trailers #9. Closing out the top-1o on Tuesday night was Logan Schuchart in the Shark Racing #1S, Carson Macedo in the Jason Johnson Racing #41, Tim Shaffer in the Bryan Grove #28, Christopher Bell in the Swindell SpeedLab #39, and Sheldon Haudenschild in the Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17. Citing the wrong setup decision, Lynch's #42 faded in the late going and ultimately ended up 15th, but his remarkable run through the beginning of the night lost no luster. UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will travel to Central Pennsylvania for another matchup vs. the PA Posse this weekend. Mechanicsburg's Williams Grove Speedway is the site of the battleground with Summer Nationals kicking off on Friday night and offering a $20,000/Win finale on Saturday. NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$25,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$7,000]; 3. 83-Aaron Reutzel [4][$5,000]; 4. 2-David Gravel [2][$4,000]; 5. 9-James McFadden [11][$3,000]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,900]; 7. 41-Carson Macedo [5][$2,800]; 8. 28-Tim Shaffer [15][$2,700]; 9. 39-Christopher Bell [7][$2,600]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$2,500]; 11. 49X-Ian Madsen [14][$2,400]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9][$2,300]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$2,200]; 14. 11-Carl Bowser [24][$2,100]; 15. 42-Sye Lynch [1][$2,000]; 16. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [13][$1,500]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$1,300]; 18. 6-Bob Felmlee [19][$1,200]; 19. C1-Clay Riney [23][$1,200]; 20. 2F-AJ Flick [22][$1,200]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$1,200]; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson [20][$1,200]; 23. 13-Brandon Matus [18][$1,200]; 24. 33-Brent Matus [25][$]; 25. 29-Michael Bauer [16][$1,200]. Lap Leaders: Sye Lynch 1-11, Brad Sweet 12-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11-Carl Bowser[+10] NEW Championship Standings (47/81 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (6,520); 2. Carson Macedo (-128); 3. David Gravel (-148); 4. Donny Schatz (-252); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-274); 6. Logan Schuchart (-278); 7. Aaron Reutzel (-410); 8. James McFadden (-704); 9. Kraig Kinser (-838); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-1050).
  18. Overton Over O’Neal in I-80 Opener Tuesday Night GREENWOOD, NE (July 20, 2021) – Brandon Overton found himself in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory lane at I-80 Speedway for the Al Belt Custom Homes I-80 Nationals. During the 30 lap A-Main event, Overton had his hands full with several other drivers along his way to the checkers. Overton pulled away from Hudson O’Neal after a restart with five laps to go for his second series win of the year and his first ever at the Nebraska speedplant. Overton led on two different occasions during the race as O’Neal briefly led laps 15-18 until Overton forged back ahead for the final time on the 19th circuit. O’Neal finished in second followed closely by Ricky Thornton Jr., Kyle Bronson, and Frank Heckenast Jr. In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the ninth time in his career, the 30-year-old Georgia native continued his two-month winning streak. “The first restart out there he (O’Neal) was ready. He snuck around me there on the outside and I just stayed calm. Our car is good, it’s really balanced. It isn’t all the way right yet, but we just have to keep working on it. All-in-all, to come out here and set fast time and win the race it’s pretty cool. This is such a cool place with a great payout. I am glad to be here to support the Kosiski’s and Lucas Oil.” O’Neal, the 2021 Show-Me 100 winner challenged Overton for several laps before coming home in second. “I don’t think I would have outrun him [Overton], but maybe I would have competed a little better than I did. I rolled that top really good on that restart. I mean, I was just running as hard as I could. I wasn’t going to sustain up there for very long until he was going to drive right back around me because I was going to get my tires really hot. It’s pretty amazing the way he’s running. I am not disappointed at all to finish second to him.” Eibach Springs Rookie-of-the-Year candidate, Thornton Jr. came home in third. “This track kind of fits the way I drive. I am super-aggressive, but then you have to back up your exit. The track was really good tonight, hopefully it’s a really good week.” Overton’s Wells Motorsports Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Allstar Concrete, Crossfit Overton, Garnto Southern, Big Dog Stump and Tree, R.W. Powell Construction, Clean Way Clearing and Grading, ATC Site Construction, Dirt Mafia, Hurst Construction, and EZ-GO. Completing the top ten were Shane Clanton, Tim McCreadie, Chase Junghans, Ricky Weiss, and Jonathan Davenport. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Al Belt Custom Homes I-80 Nationals Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, NE Allstar Performance Time Trials Fast Time Group A: Spencer Hughes / 16.669 seconds Fast Time Group B: Brandon Overton / 16.644 seconds (overall) Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[2]; 2. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[1]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley[4]; 4. 71-Hudson O'Neal[5]; 5. 20-Jimmy Owens[3]; 6. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[9]; 7. 49T-Jake Timm[7]; 8. 22H-Daniel Hilsabeck[10]; 9. 7D-Dusty Leonard[8]; 10. 11H-Spencer Hughes[6]; 11. 45-Dan Battaglia[11] Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps): 1. 04-Tad Pospisil[1]; 2. 14-Josh Richards[2]; 3. 18J-Chase Junghans[3]; 4. 7W-Ricky Weiss[4]; 5. 39-Tim McCreadie[5]; 6. 40B-Kyle Bronson[6]; 7. 98-Ben Schaller[8]; 8. 26JR-Corey Zeitner[9]; 9. 99B-Boom Briggs[10]; 10. 7R-Ross Robinson[7]; 11. (DNS) 214-Jake Neal Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps): 1. 25-Shane Clanton[2]; 2. 66C-Matt Cosner[1]; 3. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[4]; 4. 76-Brandon Overton[6]; 5. 157-Mike Marlar[5]; 6. 32S-Chris Simpson[8]; 7. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 8. 3C-Mike Collins[9]; 9. 10C-Junior Coover[10]; 10. 53-Andrew Kosiski[7] Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps): 1. 24-Bill Leighton[1]; 2. 1C-Chad Simpson[3]; 3. 2S-Stormy Scott[4]; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening[5]; 5. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[6]; 6. 0-Scott Bloomquist[2]; 7. 22M-Charlie McKenna[7]; 8. 52-Brian Kosiski[8]; 9. 6H-Al Humphrey[9]; 10. 22F-Chris Ferguson[11]; 11. 80-Allan Hopp[10] LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[2]; 2. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 3. 32S-Chris Simpson[4]; 4. 49T-Jake Timm[5]; 5. 66C-Matt Cosner[1]; 6. 98-Ben Schaller[6]; 7. 3C-Mike Collins[7]; 8. 10C-Junior Coover[11]; 9. 6H-Al Humphrey[10]; 10. (DNF) 7D-Dusty Leonard[8]; 11. (DNS) 53-Andrew Kosiski; 12. (DNS) 80-Allan Hopp; 13. (DNS) 214-Jake Neal UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 11H-Spencer Hughes[2]; 2. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[1]; 3. 0-Scott Bloomquist[3]; 4. 22F-Chris Ferguson[11]; 5. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[4]; 6. 26JR-Corey Zeitner[7]; 7. 22M-Charlie McKenna[5]; 8. 22H-Daniel Hilsabeck[9]; 9. 52-Brian Kosiski[6]; 10. 99B-Boom Briggs[10]; 11. 7R-Ross Robinson[8]; 12. 45-Dan Battaglia[12] Tuesday's Al Belt Custom Homes I-80 Nationals Feature Finish (30 Laps): Race Statistics Entrants: 43 Lap Leaders: Brandon Overton (Laps 1 – 14); Hudson O’Neal (Laps 15 – 18); Brandon Overton (Laps 19-30) Wrisco Feature Winner: Brandon Overton Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Brandon Overton Margin of Victory: 3.118 seconds Stop Tech Brakes Cautions: Tyler Bruening (Lap 14); Brandon Sheppard (Lap 25) Series Provisionals: n/a Fast Time Provisional: n/a Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a Track Provisionals: n/a Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Brandon Overton, Hudson O’Neal, Ricky Thornton Jr. Penske Shocks Top 5: Brandon Overton, Hudson O’Neal, Ricky Thornton Jr., Kyle Bronson, Frank Heckenast Jr Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Chris Simpson (Advanced 8 Positions) Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Brandon Overton (26 Laps) Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Overton Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr. Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Hudson O’Neal (Lap 15 – 17.877 seconds) Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Tyler Bruening Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Kent Fegter (Brandon Overton) ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engine Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Brandon Overton (16.790 seconds) Time of Race: 14 minutes 35 seconds Al Belt Custom Homes I-80 Nationals Point Standings (After Tuesday): *Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*
  19. Mason City’s USMTS Mod Mania main event to MullensMASON CITY, Iowa (July 18)—Tanner Mullens capped off a heart-stopping four nights of action for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s with a victory Sunday evening at the Mason City Motor Speedway. Tyler Rinken photoIowa’s reshaped and reborn action track lived up to its name with a wild main event that saw Mullens lead 39 of the 40 circuits but never was allowed to take a breath as several challengers forced the 28-year-old from Wichita, Kansas, to maintain his focus the entire distance.After garnering the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award, Mullens first had to shake fellow front-row starter Jake O’Neil but a miscue exiting the first corner saw O’Neil bobble and plummet to ninth place by the time the field completed the opening lap.Then, third-starting Rodney Sanders applied pressure to Mullens for a few laps before a hard-charging Brooks Strength flew around the outside to claim the lead at the end of the fifth lap.Mullens kept the lead change brief as he muscled past Strength in the following turn to regain the top spot.Strength and Sanders both took shots at Mullens, and although the hairy high side of the former I-35 Speedway was the most preferred line, drivers were able to utilize every inch of the racing surface.By the halfway point of the race, O’Neil had rebounded to become a factor at the front of the field and was fourth behind Mullens, Strength and Sanders when the race’s first caution occurred with 17 laps in the books.The yellow flag waved for the third and final time with just three laps to go with Sanders choosing the inside lane for the double-file restart behind the leader.That left third-running O’Neil with the outside groove which he used to snag second away from the four-time and defending USMTS national champ.He could not, however, make a run at Mullens who crossed beneath the checkered flag with just under a one-second advantage to improve his yearly earnings by $5,000.Sanders held on for third while Lucas Schott rebounded from a lap-18 pit stop to garner the fourth spot. He also took home the FK Rod Ends Hard Charger Award for advancing nine positions from his original 13th starting spot.Tenth-starting Dan Ebert finished fifth while Dereck Ramirez, Dustin Sorensen, Chase Rudolf, Jason Hughes and Landon Atkinson rounded out the top ten.With his second win of the season, Mullens brought his USMTS career wins total to six and joined Ryan Gustin as the only two-time USMTS feature race winner in Mason City.After gaining the top spot in the championship standings on Friday and then surrendering his lead to Dereck Ramirez on Saturday, O'Neil was able to regain the top spot over Ramirez with a ten-points cushion (1605 to 1595).Sanders is third with 1568 markers, followed by Mullens (1518), Schott (1436), Tyler Wolff (1421), Terry Phillips (1368), Ebert (1366), Sorensen (1358) and Hughes (1288).Three for 30 kicks off second half of season: The Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s returns to action in August with a trio of blockbuster events paying $10,000 to win each night.The second half of the 2021 campaign kicks off Thursday, August 5, at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the 10th Annual USMTS Sunflower State Showdown.From there, the series invades the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., for the 15th Annual USMTS Summer Fling on Friday, August 6.The Best of the Best conclude their 72-hour battle on Saturday, August 7, with the 12th Annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout presented by Foley Equipment at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.Taking dirt to a new level: The 2021 campaign for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s features 36 nights of racing with the winners of those main events set to take home over $300,000 in earnings from more than $1 million in prize money earmarked for those shows.Twenty-six of the 36 race nights will pay at least $10,000 to win while the other 10 carry a $5,000 top prize. And if that weren’t enough, more than $230,000 is committed to the top ten finishers in the 2021 points standings with a record $70,000 reserved for the 2021 USMTS National Champion.Visit usmts.com for schedules, points, photos, souvenirs, videos and more. Follow our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Click here to get USMTS news delivered to your inbox.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s 2nd Annual Christie Door Company Mod Mania Mason City Motor Speedway, Mason City, Iowa Sunday, July 18, 2021Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, laps completed and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey’s “A” Main.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (2) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.2. (3) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.3. (4) 20JR Chase Rudolf (R), Norwalk, Iowa.4. (6) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.5. (5) 24 Aaron Benson (R), Clear Lake, Iowa.6. (7) 0A Jamie Anderson (R), Mason City, Iowa.7. (1) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (3) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.2. (1) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.3. (5) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.4. (2) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.5. (4) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.6. (6) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.7. (7) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (1) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan.2. (3) 7II Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa.3. (4) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn.4. (5) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas.5. (2) 1M Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis.6. (6) 19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.7. (7) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (2) 444 Brooks Strength (R), Raymond, Miss.2. (3) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.3. (1) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.4. (4) 18A Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn.5. (5) 85 Jayson Good (R), Watertown, S.D.6. (8) 8C Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.7. (7) 45 Levi Nielsen, Mason City, Iowa.8. (6) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (3) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.2. (1) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.3. (7) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn.4. (2) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas.5. (9) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.6. (6) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.7. (4) 24 Aaron Benson (R), Clear Lake, Iowa, Skyrocket/Stoen, $100.DNS – 8C Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., Hughes/Cornett, $110.DNS – 45 Levi Nielsen, Mason City, Iowa, MBCustoms/KSE, $100.REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (10 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 18A Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn.2. (2) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.3. (3) 1M Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis.4. (6) 19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.5. (8) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.6. (4) 85 Jayson Good (R), Watertown, S.D.7. (7) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.8. (5) 0A Jamie Anderson (R), Mason City, Iowa, $100.CASEY’S “A” MAIN (40 laps):1. (1) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan., Mullens/Mullens, 40, $5000.2. (2) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $3000.3. (3) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $2000.4. (13) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Stoen, 40, $1500.5. (10) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn., Lethal/Ebert, 40, $1000.6. (11) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $900.7. (4) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $800.8. (9) 20JR Chase Rudolf (R), Norwalk, Iowa, Rage/KSE, 40, $750.9. (5) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $700.10. (14) 18A Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn., Lethal/Sower, 40, $675.11. (17) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn., SSR/KSE, 40, $650.12. (7) 444 Brooks Strength (R), Raymond, Miss., MBCustoms/Stoen, 40, $625.13. (6) 7II Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa, Rage/Chevrolet, 40, $600.14. (23) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 40, $575.15. (19) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas, Hughes/BMS, 40, $550.16. (12) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $540.17. (22) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $530.18. (25) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $135.19. (21) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $520.20. (8) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/ECE, 40, $515.21. (18) 1M Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis., Rage/Sput's, 40, $510.22. (16) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/Stoen, 37, $505.23. (24) 85 Jayson Good (R), Watertown, S.D., MBCustoms/Tim's, 28, $500.24. (15) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 27, $500.25. (20) 19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, 17, $500.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leaders: Mullens 1-4, Strength 5, Mullens 6-40.Total Laps Led: Mullens 39, Strength 1.Margin of Victory: 0.980 seconds.Time of Race: 19 minutes, 32.557 seconds (3 cautions).Provisional Starters: Bleess, Good.Emergency Provisional: Givens.FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Schott (started 13th, finished 4th).Entries: 29.Next Race: Thursday, Aug. 5, 81 Speedway, Park City, Kan.Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s Points: O'Neil 1605, Ramirez 1595, Sanders 1568, Mullens 1518, Schott 1436, Wolff 1421, Phillips 1368, Ebert 1366, Sorensen 1358, Hughes 1288.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Strength 946, Jesse Glenz 877, Good 743, Lucas Lee 713, Givens 691.Miller Welders USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 164, Hughes 146, LG2 143, Mullens 117, Lethal 115.Compstar USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Cornett 158, Hatfield 121, Stoen 120, Mullens 102, Mullins 84.Contingency Awards:American Racer – Phillips.Beyea Custom Headers – Schott.BigDeal Car Care – Mullens, Schott.Bryke Racing – Ahumada.BSB Manufacturing – Myers.Champ Pans – Ebert.Deatherage Opticians – Bleess.Edelbrock – Mullens.Eibach – Schott.Fast Shafts – Sorensen.FK Rod Ends – Schott.Hooker Harness – Strength.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs – Davis.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts – Givens.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports – Benson.Keyser Manufacturing – Atkinson.KS Engineering – Williamson.KSE Racing Products – Hughes.Maxima Racing Oils – Mullens.Penske Racing Shocks – Hejna.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain – Wolff.QA1 – Schott.Race Ranch – Tanner Lamb (Mullens).RacerWebsite.com – Nielsen.Simpson Performance Products – O’Neil.Summit Racing Equipment – Ahumada, Angst, Atkinson, Davis.Super Clean – Mullens.Swift Springs – Mullens, Rudolf.Sybesma Graphics – Mullens.Tire Demon – Anderson.VP Racing Fuels – Mullens.Wehrs Machine & Racing Products – Nielsen.Wilwood Disc Brakes – Sorensen.
  20. Steven Shebester Takes ASCS Elite Checkers At Big O Speedway Bryan Hulbert – ENNIS, Texas (July 17, 2021) Getting the pole for Saturday’s A-Feature, Oklahoma’s Steven Shebester never relinquished the top spot en-route to his third victory of the season with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating with his latest triumph coming at Big O Speedway in Ennis, Texas. Bobby Thomas photo Steven’s fifth career win with the Traditional Sprint Car Series, the City Vending No. 22x protected the bottom throughout the 20-lap affair. Opening his advantage to 2.265-seconds at the checkered flag, Shebester was pursued by Scott Evans with Dalton Stevens in tow. Justin Zimmerman crossed fourth with Mason Smith steadily working from 13th to complete the top five. Sixth went to Justin Fifield with Stephen Smith seventh. Up four positions, Paul White crossed eighth with Cody Price and Michelle Parson making up the top ten. The next swing for the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating is Friday, July 23 at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock and Saturday, July 24 at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo. The 2021 season is the 30th year of competition for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2021, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS). Race Results: ASCS Elite Non-Wing Big O Speedway (Ennis, Texas) Saturday, July 17, 2021 Car Count: 23 Texas Aeroplastics Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 22X-Steven Shebester[5]; 2. 99X-Dalton Stevens[7]; 3. 79X-Keith Martin[2]; 4. 52-JD Fry[8]; 5. 57-Chase Parson[4]; 6. T1-Kade Taylor[3]; 7. 33-Mike Merrell[6] Pro Tech Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 91-Cody Price[4]; 2. 49-Justin Fifield[7]; 3. 3S-Stephen Smith[6]; 4. 51X-Ben Saye[5]; 5. 48X-Neal Metuska[1]; 6. 51-Jimmy Gardner[8]; 7. 15-Jeremy Jonas[2]; 8. 63-Chris Williams[3] SCP Polymers Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 118-Scott Evans[4]; 2. #1-Justin Zimmerman[7]; 3. 21-Michelle Parson[1]; 4. 1-Paul White[2]; 5. 31-Mason Smith[5]; 6. 48-Caden McCreary[6]; 7. 7-Jerrad Warhurst[3] Top Choice Masonry A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 22X-Steven Shebester[1]; 2. 118-Scott Evans[3]; 3. 99X-Dalton Stevens[5]; 4. #1-Justin Zimmerman[4]; 5. 31-Mason Smith[13]; 6. 49-Justin Fifield[6]; 7. 3S-Stephen Smith[7]; 8. 1-Paul White[12]; 9. 91-Cody Price[2]; 10. 21-Michelle Parson[11]; 11. 48-Caden McCreary[17]; 12. 33-Mike Merrell[19]; 13. 48X-Neal Metuska[16]; 14. 52-JD Fry[8]; 15. 51X-Ben Saye[10]; 16. 15-Jeremy Jonas[21]; 17. 51-Jimmy Gardner[15]; 18. 7-Jerrad Warhurst[20]; 19. 57-Chase Parson[14]; 20. T1-Kade Taylor[18]; 21. 18-Devon Debrick[23]; 22. 79X-Keith Martin[9]; 23. 63-Chris Williams[22]
  21. Tyler ‘Sunshine’ Courtney claims 38th Kings Royal in first appearance The Clauson Marshall Racing driver claimed his first Kings Royal, World of Outlaws victory ROSSBURG, OH – July 17, 2021 – The crown’s gems gleamed from the sun. Not from the giant star in the sky above. From the emotional rising star it rested upon. Perched on his thrown with a $175,000 check, “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney dawned the crown and cloak worthy only to a Kings Royal champion – the 38th Kings Royal champion to be specific. His eyes were wide. His smile, never bigger. His dream had come true. “I don’t even know how to describe it really,” Courtney sputtered out while searching for a word. “Excitement… Excitement is probably the best. I saw everyone stand up and that’s something you dream about as a kid. I’ve watched a lot of these races as a kid. Seen all the crowds go crazy when people like this win. You never think in your dreams it is going to be you. Not very often does it actually happen. “It really sank in once we cleared the scales and went back through the pit gate there and the crowd cheered again… that really got me. That got my tears flowing again. I had to soak them back in when I got on top of that win.” The win at Eldora Speedway was not only his first Kings Royal victory, and his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win, it was his first-ever appearance at the Kings Royal. It was also his 10th win overall at the "Big E." To Courtney, nothing in his career compares to being king. “This is by far the biggest win in my career,” he said with a smile only the thought of $175,000 can produce. “I don’t think I’ve even won over $12,000 before, let alone a crown jewel even like this.” The 38th Kings Royal was set to take place on Thursday evening, and while Qualifying and one Heat Race was completed, rain forced the remainder of the program to Saturday afternoon – giving one driver the opportunity to potentially win two Kings Royals in one day and an incredible payday of $350,000. Courtney set the stage early for his future glory with a fifth-place qualifying effort. He then won the fifth Heat Race on Saturday, giving him the outside pole for the start of the Feature. When the green unfolded in the humid air to commence the historic day, Courtney powered his NOS Energy Drink #7BC around the outside of polesitter Justin Peck to take the lead on the opening lap. Behind him, 36th Kings Royal winner Brad Sweet made quick work of David Gravel and Peck to take second down the backstretch. A red flag in that first lap hindered both of their strong starts, though. However, even with them having to return to their original starting positions due to a complete restart, Courtney and Sweet put their moves on replay by claiming first and second, again, in the same fashion as before. Sweet, eager to sit on the throne for the third time in his career, slid Courtney for the lead on Lap 2 and pulled away. Daryn Pittman was also on a charge behind them, making his way from sixth to third. The top-three acted like an accordion for the first 20 laps. Courtney closed on Sweet when they hit lap traffic, but then would fade when he neared his bumper. Pittman struggled with the same results when trying to run down Courtney. In that time, rubber started to lay down on the track. With 21 laps to go, a caution flew for Lachlan McHugh slowing on track with a flat right rear tire. As the field made laps, word came over the radio that Sweet had a cut right rear tire. The NAPA Auto Parts #49 charged into the pit area for his team to put a new right rear tire on his machine. Sweet’s chance at another Kings Royal victory deflated at that moment. He had to settle for a ninth-place result. His misfortune handed Courtney the chance of a lifetime. The chance at a dream. He led the field to the green on the restart with Gravel in second. Danny Dietrich, who was on a charge to the front before the halfway caution, stole third from Pittman that lap. Running the high side of the half-mile track, the top-three continued the accordion dance. Gravel closed on Courtney and then fell. Dietrich closed on Gravel, even close enough to try and make a pass, but never enough and fell. With only two laps standing between one driver and a $175,000 payday, Gravel made a charge to the outside of Courtney in Turn 3 but couldn’t slide his way by. His move gave Courtney an unneeded scare, though. “I had no idea,” Courtney said about how close Gravel got. “I knew he got to the outside of him in Turn 3 and knew I needed to pick it up a little bit. But I was still running pretty slow, just to make it (not blow a tire). I hadn’t gotten any tire shake, so I knew it was in good shape, well better shape than I thought, and had enough to finish the race.” He brought the crowd to their feet as he eased his throttle down the front stretch for the final time with the checkered flag waving. Gravel crossed the line second but was light at the scales and disqualified – ending the day 24th. His disqualification moved Pittman to second and Dietrich to third. “It’s a great finish for us,” said Pittman, who made his fourth World of Outlaws appearance of 2021 in the Swindell Speedlab #39. “Kevin (Swindell) has done a great job. Our whole crew has been working hard. We haven’t raced a lot, but to come out of here with a third place, obviously, a crown jewel in the sport is nothing to hang our heads over. We’ll just go and try to tweak on it a little bit more.” For Dietrich, he said he needed Gravel and Courtney to take each other out to win… with a chuckle after. “It was so hard to pass,” Dietrich said. “I think you saw where I tried to pull the trigger on David but as soon as you moved down it seemed like you just slid through the rubber and killed your exit speed. I don’t know if I could’ve done anything with them. I pulled the wing back hoping they would get to racing each other really hard and push each other out of the rubber and take advantage of it. But it never got to that point.” Sitting in the media center with his crown at his side, Courtney was physically there but his mind was elsewhere. He wore his smile. He spoke his words. But he was clearly living in his dream. “This is insane,” Courtney exclaimed. UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars return to Eldora Speedway at 7 p.m. today, starting with Hot Laps, for the 37th Kings Royal. Drivers will compete for another $175,000 top prize. If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription or the monthly FAST PASS subscription. RESULTS NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2][$175,000]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [8][$20,000]; 3. 39-Daryn Pittman [6][$15,000]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [9][$12,500]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [23][$10,000]; 6. 41-Carson Macedo [15][$7,500]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$6,500]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [16][$6,000]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$5,500]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [13][$5,000]; 11. 13-Justin Peck [1][$4,750]; 12. 42-Sye Lynch [11][$4,500]; 13. 11-Spencer Bayston [22][$4,000]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [24][$3,750]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$3,500]; 16. 5-Paul McMahan [20][$3,450]; 17. 101-Lachlan McHugh [21][$3,400]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$3,350]; 19. 49D-Shawn Dancer [17][$3,300]; 20. 10B-Dave Blaney [19][$3,250]; 21. 26-Cory Eliason [7][$3,200]; 22. 14-Kerry Madsen [12][$3,150]; 23. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [14][$3,100]; 24. 2-David Gravel [3][$3,000]; Lap Leaders: Tyler Courtney 1, 20-40; Brad Sweet 2-19; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+18]
  22. Kyle Larson Lands $175,000 & Coveted Crown at Elusive Eldora Kings Royal - "Yung Money" Banks $175,000 with First-Career Outlaws Crown Jewel ROSBURG, OH - July 17, 2021 - To many, Kyle Larson has already been as established a modern-day Motorsports great. However, on Saturday night, he was officially crowed "King Kyle The 38th" and took his rightful place on the throne. Courtesy of World of Outlaws PR Erasing the false narrative of his struggles in the sport's biggest races, Larson finally secured his first-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Crown Jewel victory - a $175,000 payday at the 37th Kings Royal. He had previously finished a career-best second at both the Knoxville Nationals and National Open. The Elk Grove, CA native overcame countless hurdles to earn the biggest dirt win of his career. First, there was the logistics of making his trip happen with the NASCAR Cup Series racing on Sunday in New Hampshire; second, things went south for Larson when he flipped during the afternoon's LCS and damaged the car; third, he lined up from row five with eight of the best Sprint Car drivers in the world ahead of him. By the halfway point, Larson had clawed his way to the top as he passed leaders Tyler Courtney and James McFadden. Aboard the Paul Silva owned Finley Farms, JVI Group, HendrickCars.com #57, Larson controlled the second half of the race and earned his first Kings Royal crown in his first-ever appearance. "This is unbelievable," Larson uttered. "This year has been so up-and-down, I didn't think we'd be in victory lane after that flip. It's just awesome to win a Crown Jewel in general." A crown jewel, indeed. While Saturday was Larson's first-ever attempt at Lernerville, the 28-year-old superstar has previously finished second at both the Knoxville Nationals and the Kings Royal. He fell short each and every time, as the question arose more and more often. Coming from ninth, Larson proved Saturday was no fluke by taking the $175,000 score with a beaten and battered car from his Last Chance Showdown crash in the afternoon. Ironically enough, the crash is what Larson claims best prepared him for this evening. " "I really think it was good for me to watch that Feature," Larson explained. "I tried to simulate there what I saw earlier in the day, and it just didn't work out." He made his way to the lead on Lap 20 of 40, following a spirited battle for command between Tyler Courtney and James McFadden. Ultimatey, Larson came out on top of a three-wide battle and assumed the lead on a restart, a lead he would never give back." "Overall, it was Larson's 22nd career World of Outlaws Feature win, and then came the royal ceremony which made him the 37th King. After a rough-go almost every night, the $175,000 check was something Larson gladly accepted. "It was just a bad week all around," said Larson. A speeding penalty haunted him in the NASCAR Cup Series, then he spun out and never completed a lap of the Brad Doty Classic, and then there was his rough flip into turns and two. "I can't thank Rick Hendrick, Jeff Gordon, Cliff Daniels, etc. enough for believing in me and supporting my dirt program. The atmosphere here tonight was unreal." Joining Larson on the podium was a quickly-closing Sheldon Haudenschild in the NOS Energy Drink #17 and Carson Macedo with another career-best Kings Royal finish of ninth. Rounding out the top-five was the Clauson-Marshall Racing NOS Energy Drink #7BC team, which was chasing a$350,000 payday following Brown's transfer. Closing out the top-10 at the 37th Kings Royal was Giovanni Scelzi in sixth aboard a backup KCP #18, Spencer Bayston in seventh after running out of fuel earlier in the McGhee #11, James McFadden in eighth after leading a handful of laps around midway; Jacob Allen with a career-best finish at the event in ninth, and Danny Dietrich with his second top-10 of the day. NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 57-Kyle Larson [9][$175,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$20,000]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [5][$15,000]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [1][$12,500]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$10,000]; 6. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [11][$7,500]; 7. 11-Spencer Bayston [14][$6,500]; 8. 9-James McFadden [3][$6,000]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$5,500]; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich [13][$5,000]; 11. 19M-Brent Marks [23][$4,750]; 12. 83-Aaron Reutzel [16][$4,500]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$4,000]; 14. 22-Jac Haudenschild [2][$3,750]; 15. 26-Cory Eliason [12][$3,500]; 16. 2-David Gravel [10][$3,450]; 17. 24-Rico Abreu [15][$3,400]; 18. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$3,350]; 19. 17B-Bill Balog [17][$3,300]; 20. 5T-Travis Philo [7][$3,250]; 21. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [22][$3,200]; 22. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [19][$3,150]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$3,100]; 24. 5-Paul McMahan [20][$3,000]. Lap Leaders: Tyler Courtney 1-11, 16-18; James McFadden 12-15, 19; Kyle Larson 20-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1A-Jacob Allen[+15]
  23. Williamson’s first USMTS win worth $10,000 at Ogilvie’s Mod WarsOGILVIE, Minn. (July 17)—Alex Williamson’s first USMTS victory was a big one as the Rushford, Minn., racer netted $10,000 after leading all 40 laps of the inaugural Mod Wars main event Saturday at the Ogilvie Raceway.Many of the top drivers in the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s points battle were unable to avoid the cause of several caution flags, and that made for a shake-up in the points and some big money going to a bunch of fresh faces in a 40-lapper that lasted nearly 45 minutes.As the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award winner, Williamson set the pace for the start of the race and jumped out to leader to first handful of laps around the high-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval.Just as the leader caught the rear of the pack, the race’s first yellow flag waved to slow the pace and give Williamson a clear track for the restart but before another lap could be completed a second caution emerged for a multi-car tangle in turn four involving Tyler Wolff, Jason Hughes, Dustin Sorensen, Rodney Sanders and several others.While under caution as the field was getting aligned, points leader Jake O’Neil pulled out of formation as his mount rolled to a stop. Mechanical troubles ended his night and his string of victories at three.Back under green flag racing, Williamson set sail and expanded his lead over Jody Bellefeuille to nearly a full straight-away by the time they reach the halfway mark of the 40-lap contest.With 23 laps complete, Sanders pulled into the infield and called it quits which left the four-time USMTS national champ and O’Neil out of the top 20 on the final scoresheets.Williamson led the field back to the green flag and continued to churn the thin cushion against the outside wall of the Ogilvie Raceway while Bellefeuille—the track’s Wissota Modified points leader—used the rest of the racing surface to find a way around the leader.Meanwhile, Jake Timm and Jacob Bleess kept the pressure on Bellefeuille with Shane Sabraski close behind in the top five.After another quick caution with 13 laps to go, Williamson continued to use up the top groove with Landon Atkinson clawing his way into fourth with 11 laps to go, but a two-car tangle with nine laps remaining erased yet another growing advantage for Williamson.Yellow fever continued with seven laps to go when Dan Ebert got together with Dereck Ramirez, sending Ebert to the back of the field while Ramirez retained his position in eighth.Bellefeuille showed a lot of respect to the leader on the restart, choosing to leave Williamson just enough room to scoot past on the high side rather than slamming the door with a slide job.He never got another shot as Williamson powered his way to his first-ever USMTS victory and a $10,000 paycheck as the inaugural Mod Wars champion.Atkinson got by Bellefeuille for the runner-up spot while Bleess and Gierke completed the top five. Darron Fuqua, Timm, Ramirez, Tanner Mullens and Zack VanderBeek netted the sixth through tenth-place paychecks.Ramirez, Mullens and VanderBeek were the only drivers ranked among the top ten in points who finished in the top ten of the main event.Racin’ in Mason City on Sunday: Less than 24 hours from now, the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s ventures into the Hawkeye State for the $5,000-to-win Mod Mania built by Christie Door Co. at the Mason City Motor Speedway.Dereck Ramirez won the finale of last year’s Mod Mania as well picking up a win one month earlier, but that was on last year’s configuration. This time around, all drivers will find a newly-shaped and sculpted racing surface which has so far earned its nickname as ‘Iowa’s Action Track.’Tanner Mullens and Lucas Schott also visited victory lane here last year. Terry Phillips won in 2018 and Ryan Gustin won two main events in one night in 2017 after an early-season rain-out. He remains the only two-time USMTS winner at the former I-35 Speedway.Other former winners at the MCMS include Cade Dillard, Rodney Sanders, Jason Hughes, Kelly Shryock, Mike Steensma and Ryan Ruter, who won the first USMTS race here on June 24, 2009.USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks will also be on the card competing for track, regional and national points in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series. Outlaw Mini Mods will round out the five-division program.The pits open at 3 p.m. while grandstand gates swing open at 4. Hot laps begin at 5:40 and the first heat race hits the dirt at 6 p.m. sharp.The Mason City Motor Speedway is a high-banked 1/3-mile clay oval located 5.1 miles east of I-35 at exit 194 on SR 122 (at the North Iowa Fairgrounds). The physical address is 3700 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401. For more information, check out MasonCityMotorSpeedway.com.Taking dirt to a new level: The 2021 campaign for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s features 36 nights of racing with the winners of those main events set to take home over $300,000 in earnings from more than $1 million in prize money earmarked for those shows.Twenty-six of the 36 race nights will pay at least $10,000 to win while the other 10 carry a $5,000 top prize. And if that weren’t enough, more than $230,000 is committed to the top ten finishers in the 2021 points standings with a record $70,000 reserved for the 2021 USMTS National Champion.Visit usmts.com for schedules, points, photos, souvenirs, videos and more. Follow our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Click here to get USMTS news delivered to your inbox.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =OFFICIAL RESULTS United States Modified Touring Series Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s Inaugural Mod Wars – Night 2 of 2 Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie, Minn. Saturday, July 17, 2021Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, laps completed and money won. The top 12 in heat race passing points advance to the Casey’s “A” Main.SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps):1. (1) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.2. (4) 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis.3. (5) 18A Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn.4. (6) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.5. (7) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.6. (8) 11B Andy Jones, Princeton, Minn.7. (3) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan.8. (9) 22 Jeff Spacek (R), Phillips, Wis.9. (2) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps):1. (1) 26G Ryan Gierke, Villard, Minn.2. (3) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.3. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.4. (2) 444 Brooks Strength (R), Raymond, Miss.5. (7) 89 J.T. Johnson, Milaca, Minn.6. (5) 37X Skeeter Estey, Kelly Lake, Minn.7. (9) 55W Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn.8. (6) WIN1 Jon Frolik, Ramsey, Minn.9. (8) 7J Corey Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps):1. (1) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.2. (3) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.3. (2) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.4. (5) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.5. (6) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn.6. (4) 110 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn.7. (8) 96 Taton Hansen (R), Spicer, Minn.8. (7) 8C Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps):1. (1) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn.2. (3) 49JR Jake Timm, Winona, Minn.3. (8) 7A Shane Sabraski, Rice, Minn.4. (2) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.5. (4) 06 Jeremy Nelson, Zimmerman, Minn.6. (5) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas.7. (7) 19X James Trantina III, St. Joseph, Minn.8. (6) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps):1. (3) 11 Jody Bellefeuille, Carlton, Minn.2. (2) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.3. (1) 2 Denis Czech, Gilman, Minn.4. (5) 2C Dave Cain, Corcoran, Minn.5. (8) 24 Brandon Dolman, Alexandria, Minn.6. (4) 1M Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis.7. (6) 85 Jayson Good (R), Watertown, S.D.8. (7) 19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 5 advance):1. (1) 18A Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn.2. (3) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.3. (4) 444 Brooks Strength (R), Raymond, Miss.4. (7) 06 Jeremy Nelson, Zimmerman, Minn.5. (5) 24 Brandon Dolman, Alexandria, Minn.6. (2) 2 Denis Czech, Gilman, Minn., SSR/Tim's, $100.7. (15) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.8. (6) 89 J.T. Johnson, Milaca, Minn.9. (8) 110 Darrell Nelson, Hermantown, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, $100.10. (9) 37X Skeeter Estey, Kelly Lake, Minn., TRC/Tim's, $100.11. (14) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan.12. (12) 85 Jayson Good (R), Watertown, S.D.13. (10) 55W Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn., Shaw/Chevrolet, $125.14. (13) WIN1 Jon Frolik, Ramsey, Minn., MasterSbilt/Adams, $100.15. (11) 96 Taton Hansen (R), Spicer, Minn.REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 5 advance):1. (2) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.2. (1) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan.3. (3) 2C Dave Cain, Corcoran, Minn.4. (6) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn.5. (4) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.6. (10) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan.7. (5) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.8. (8) 1M Curt Myers, Cameron, Wis., Rage/Sput's, $125.9. (7) 11B Andy Jones, Princeton, Minn., MasterSbilt/Adams, $100.10. (11) 19X James Trantina III, St. Joseph, Minn., Lethal/Sower, $100.11. (15) 7J Corey Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn., VanderBuilt/Tim's, $125.12. (14) 19SB Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., MRT/Yeoman, $125.13. (9) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas.14. (12) 22 Jeff Spacek (R), Phillips, Wis., Rage/PPM, $125.15. (13) 8C Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., Hughes/Cornett, $125.CASEY’S “A” MAIN (40 laps):1. (1) 15W Alex Williamson, Rushford, Minn., SSR/KSE, 40, $10,000.2. (13) 18A Landon Atkinson, Little Falls, Minn., Lethal/Sower, 40, $5000.3. (4) 11 Jody Bellefeuille, Carlton, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $3000.4. (5) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 40, $2000.5. (2) 26G Ryan Gierke, Villard, Minn., SSR/Stoen, 40, $1700.6. (16) 87 Darron Fuqua, Mayetta, Kan., MBCustoms/Driskell, 40, $1500.7. (6) 49JR Jake Timm, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 40, $1200.8. (23) 4R Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1000.9. (24) 02 Tanner Mullens, Wichita, Kan., Mullens/Mullens, 40, $900.10. (11) 33Z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $850.11. (19) 06 Jeremy Nelson, Zimmerman, Minn., Lethal/KSE, 40, $575.12. (14) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $775.13. (20) 60 Dan Ebert, Lake Shore, Minn., Lethal/Ebert, 40, $750.14. (25) 89 J.T. Johnson, Milaca, Minn., MasterSbilt/Wagamon, 40, $740.15. (10) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $735.16. (29) 85 Jayson Good (R), Watertown, S.D., MBCustoms/Tim's, 40, $155.17. (22) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $725.18. (21) 24 Brandon Dolman, Alexandria, Minn., SSR/Adams, 40, $505.19. (30) 2G Brandon Givens (R), Wichita, Kan., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $140.20. (28) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas, Hughes/BMS, 40, $125.21. (3) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark., MBCustoms/ECE, 38, $705.22. (17) 444 Brooks Strength (R), Raymond, Miss., MBCustoms/Stoen, 30, $700.23. (8) 7A Shane Sabraski, Rice, Minn., Lethal/Hill, 29, $500.24. (27) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Stoen, 27, $125.25. (18) 2C Dave Cain, Corcoran, Minn., Longhorn/OFI, 26, $700.26. (7) 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis., MBCustoms/Stoen, 24, $700.27. (12) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 21, $700.28. (9) 0 Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 12, $700.29. (26) 96 Taton Hansen (R), Spicer, Minn., MBCustoms/Dakota, 12, $700.30. (15) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 12, $700.(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contenderLap Leader: Williamson 1-40.Total Laps Led: Williamson 40.Margin of Victory: 0.973 second.Time of Race: 44 minutes, 11.920 seconds (8 cautions).Provisional Starters: Ramirez, Mullens.Emergency Provisionals: Schott, Ahumada, Good, Givens.Track Provisionals: Johnson, Hansen.FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Atkinson (started 13th, finished 2nd).Entries: 42.Next Race: Sunday, July 18, Mason City Motor Speedway, Mason City, Iowa.Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s Points: Ramirez 1514, O'Neil 1510, Sanders 1477, Mullens 1415, Wolff 1367, Schott 1349, Phillips 1310, Ebert 1282, Sorensen 1280, Hughes 1214.Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: Strength 946, Jesse Glenz 877, Good 743, Lucas Lee 713, Givens 691.Miller Welders USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: MBCustoms 156, Hughes 140, LG2 134, Lethal 108, Mullens 107.Compstar USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: Cornett 149, Hatfield 113, Stoen 113, Mullens 92, Mullins 81.Contingency Awards:American Racer – VanderBeek.Beyea Custom Headers – Bleess.BigDeal Car Care – Williamson, Atkinson.Bryke Racing – Phillips.BSB Manufacturing – Wolff.Champ Pans – Gierke.Deatherage Opticians – Johnson.Edelbrock – Bleess.Eibach – Ramirez.Fast Shafts – Gierke.FK Rod Ends – Atkinson.Hooker Harness – Sorensen.Integra Racing Shocks & Springs – Givens.Jerovetz Motorsports Racing Parts – Dolman.K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports – Clark.Keyser Manufacturing – VanderBeek.KS Engineering – J. Nelson.KSE Racing Products – Mullens.Maxima Racing Oils – Williamson.Penske Racing Shocks – Ebert.PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain – Davis.QA1 – Leer.Race Ranch – Tim Williamson (Williamson).RacerWebsite.com – Frolik.Simpson Performance Products – Wolff.Summit Racing Equipment – Bleess, Clark, Fuqua, Spacek.Super Clean – Williamson.Swift Springs – Williamson, Bellefeuille.Sybesma Graphics – Williamson.Tire Demon – Clark.VP Racing Fuels – Williamson.Wehrs Machine & Racing Products – Hansen.Wilwood Disc Brakes – Timm.
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