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  1. Grudge Race Finale/Texas Dirt Truck Series @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 9/7/19 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(Sept, 7th, 2019) It was a big night of racing on the1/4 mile, semi-banked, dirt track outside of San Antonio. All six regular classes(IMCA Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Sport Compacts) were in action, plus the Texas Dirt Truck Series. If that wasn't enough action, it was time for the Grudge Race Finale to see who was baddest of a quartet of drivers, in four different classes. After the four rounds of warfare it would be sentimental favorite, GW Egbert representing the IMCA Modifieds, Trent Beaver(Sport Modfieds), Tommy Grimes(Limited Late Models) and Mike Trigg(Street Stocks). **Egbert was unable to make the trip down so current points leader, Jamie Campbell filled in for IMCA Modifieds and Tony Bernal stepped in for Street Stocks after Trigg was unavailable. Last year it was track champion, Trey Votion in his Limited Late Model using the horsepower and tire advantage to his benefit getting the victory. Would the crate motors be able to keep up? This would also be the fourth visit to I-37 Speedway for the Texas Dirt Truck Series. Ryan Doyon picked up the win last time they visited. Current TDTS points leader, Larry Baggett picked up victories in two previous runs earlier in the season with Ryan Doyon scoring on the last trip. John Heil and Anthony Gordon have also picked up wins this season at Texana Raceway Park. Grimes Grabs Grudge Win At the start of the 10-lapper it was Trent Beaver first to turn 1, but Jamie Campbell got by low to lead the first lap. Grimes got under Beaver for second on lap 2 and Beaver then spun and collected Bernal, ending the race for both. Once back to green Grimes got along side Campbell for the lead using the top. The duo then put on a show for the fans going door to door for the remaining six laps, each getting the nose out front. On the last lap Grimes finally got a clear advantage to score the victory. Grudge Race Finale 22t Tommy Grimes, 29 Jamie Campbell, 14 Trent Beaver, 81 Tony Bernal Morris in Modified Main again Taylor's Chris Morris added to I-37 Speedway win total making him four for four in visits this year I believe. Morris got a good launch on green then in dominating fashion ran off from the field leaving Cody Tidwell, Jamie Campbell and Dillon Tindall fighting for the runner-up spot. At halfway Morris had built a big lead over Tidwell, Tindall, Campbell and Logan Dinsmore, piloting his dads car. At the white flag Morris had nearly a half track lead easily cruising to the win in his Volvo of Austin, Tina Reagan Realty, ACM Services, Opifex Equipment, Eightfold, Five Star Concrete, Bet All Racing, Austin Cutting & Coring, five1seven designs, crate powered, Lethal Chassis by David Stremme. Simpson Race Products IMCA Modifieds 94 Chris Morris, 17 Cody Tidwell, 86 Dillon Tindall, 29 Jamie Campbell, 8g Logan Dinsmore, 27 Justin Delgado IMCA Modified heat Heat 1: 94 Chris Morris, 17 Cody Tidwell, 86 Dillon Tindall, 29 Jamie Campbell, 8g Logan Dinsmore, 27 Justin Delgado Torres Tallies in Sport Modifieds After picking up a new car from the IRP shop a few weeks ago, Johnny Torres(San Antonio) has been on a roll. As green waved on the 20-lap feature it was J. Torres and Rowdy Flanagan staying side by side. Frank Okruhlik would spin in turn 4 collecting Rusty Head and Allen Torres with Doug Ripple and Jeremy Hernandez looping it to avoid contact. Hernandez would back hard into the wall. On the second try J. Torres and Flanagan again stayed wheel to wheel until J. Torres got the lead in turn 3 with Flanagan, Trent Beaver, Ryan Doyon and Heath Stewart in pursuit. By lap 5 J. Torres then began to ease away while Stewart pressured Doyon for fourth. At the crossed flags it was J. Torres, Flanagan, Beaver, Doyon and Stewart. Stewart finally got a run on Doyon with Okruhlik, coming from the back after repairs, joining them. It was three wide for the spot with Stewart low, Okruhlik high and Doyon in the middle. Stewart was able to take spot, with Okruhlik following past Doyon for fifth. In the waning laps J. Torres was stretching out his lead while Stewart caught Beaver for third. At the white flag J. Torres was ahead by nearly a half track easily taking the win in his Scott Ball Racing, Alamo Hot Rod Parts, Sundowner Diesel Performance, Batek & Robinson Attorneys at Law, All in Designs, Carroll Construction, Mission Auto Parts, 8T1 Construction, Swenson Racing Shocks, Fletchers Race Engines, IRP Chassis. Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 66 Johnny Torres, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 14 Trent Beaver, 14h Heath Stewart, 22t Frank Okruhlik, 5r Ryan Doyon, 12r Roly Rodriguez, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 53x Matt Fox, 11 Tom Grothues, 55 Rusty Head, 94 Allen Torres, 51 Jeremy Hernandez, 7 Bruce Hinson,8 Doug Ripple Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 14 Trent Beaver, 12r Roly Rodriguez, h14 Heath Stewart, 11t Tom Grothues, 51 Jeremy Hernandez, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 8 Doug Ripple Heat 2; 66 Johnny Torres, 22t Frank Okruhlik, 5r Ryan Doyon, 55 Rusty Head, 94 Allen Torres, 7 Bruce Hinson, 53 Matt Fox Grimes Gets Second Score in Limited Late Models After taking the Grudge Race win earlier in the evening, Tommy Grimes(Devine) took his second tally of the night. Grimes got a good start in the 15-lap feature trailed by Trey Votion, in his new ride, DJ Schroat, Jason Kelly and Matt Fox. Ja. Kelly got by Schroat for third with Jacob Crow getting fifth after a slip by Fox. By halfway Grimes had pulled away to good lead over Votion who had a gap back to Ja. Kelly and Schroat. Crow was able to run down Schroat for fourth. Up front it was Grimes sailing away to a full straight lead and victory in his Tracy Rail Service, Howell Crane & Rigging, All in Designs, TRC Carburetors, Longs Race Engines, Shaw Chassis. Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 22t Tommy Grimes, 99v Trey Votion, 57 Jason Kelly, 8 Jacob Crow, 5 DJ Schroat, 53x Matt Fox, 2 Chad Heath---dns, 57sr John Kelly sr.---dns Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 22t Tommy Grimes, 99 Trey Votion, 5 DJ Schroat, 57 Jason Kelly, 8 Jacob Crow, 53x Matt Fox, 57sr John Kelly sr., 2 Chad Heath Gold for Gordon The start of the 15-lap Street Stock feature saw Anthony Gordon, Bart Wilcox and Tony Bernal three wide going into turn 1. Wilcox had the spot on lap 1 with Gordon, Bernal, Darin Blevins and Aaron Leddy trailing. Gordon was able to get past Wilcox to lead lap 2 as the top three began to break away from the field. At halfway it was Gordon, Wilcox, Bernal, Blevins and Mike Lyon in the top five. Gordon(San Antonio) was finally able to put some distance on Wilcox as the laps wound down going on to the checkers in his Alamo Hot Rod Parts, All in Designs, Dewalt Tools, 8T1 Construction, crate powered, Dog House Chassis. Alamo Hot Rod Parts Street Stocks 22m Anthony Gordon, 67 Bart Wilcox, 81 Tony Bernal, 69 Darin Blevins, 20 Mike Lyon, 93/43 Aaron Leddy, 3 Larry Baggett, 95s Sterling Tausch, 43/93 Frank Okruhlik---dns Street Stock heats Heat 1; 81 Tony Bernal, 67w Bart Wilcox, 20 Mike Lyon, 69s Darin Blevins, 3b Larry Baggett Heat 2; 22m Anthony Gordon, 93 Frank Okruhlik, 95s Sterling Tausch, 43 Aaron Leddy Doyon Dominant For Truck Tally The initial start of the Texas Dirt Truck Series15-lap Texas Dirt Truck Series saw Ryan Doyon(LaCoste) grab the early lead, but Michael Keylich took a trip into the woods on the back stretch, perhaps looking for the bull that ran onto the track earlier.(Yes a bull, in just when thought you'd seen everything moment. No free steaks after the races though.) The second start saw Doyon beat John Heil to turn 1 for the lead leaving Heil side by side with Larry Baggett for second and Tony Bernal and Daniel Gaudette the top five. As Heil and Baggett swapped second, Doyon built a lead while Heil secured the position. At halfway it was Doyon, Heil, Baggett, Bernal and Keylich coming back from his cattle round up. With a half straightaway lead, Doyon was on cruise control the last half increasing his margin on Heil and Baggett. On the last lap Bernal spun giving up spots to Keylich and Russell Rust while Doyon in the 3-D Landscaping, Long's Machine Shop, BMF Shocks, All In Designs, I37 Speed Shop truck as taking the checkers. 43 Ryan Doyon, 96 John Heil, 3 Larry Baggett, 77 Michael Keylich, m5 Russell Rust, 81 Tony Bernal, 28 Russ Parker, 5 Daniel Gaudette TDTS heat 43 Ryan Doyon, 96 John Heil, 3 Larry Baggett, 81 Tony Bernal, 5 Daniel Gaudette, 77 Michael Keylich, 28 Russ Parker, m5 Russell Rust Last Lap Pass Gets Gaither Green The 24-car, 20-lap Pure Stock feature was, as usual, as rock 'em sock 'em affair. GW Hessong grabbed the early lead coming off turn 4 chased by William Saunders, Dustin Hurley, Dillon Gaither and George Quintanilla. Tony Blankenship brought out an early yellow slowing in turn 1. On the restart Du. Hurley got by Saunders for second leaving him side by side with Gaither, who got the spot a lap later. Du. Hurley began pressuring Hessong for the lead, but a spin by Daniel Miller would slow the action. Once back to green Hessong, Du. Hurley and Gaither went three wide for the lead with Du. Hurley getting the point on lap 7 while Michael Keylich and Saunders ran door to door for fourth. Du. Hurleys time out front was short lived as he looped it coming off turn 4 giving the lead back to Hessong. Hessong and Gaither got a good jump on green and at halfway it was Hessong, Gaither, Keylich, Riley Heil and Saunders in the top five. Heil then moved in to battle with Keylich with the two getting hooked on the back stretch bringing out another caution. The race was cut to 15-laps on time limit leaving a three lap shootout for the win. Hessong got a good jump, but Gaither quickly reeled him back in and began looking low. Gaither stayed on Hessong's bumper and coming off turn 4 got the nose inside. Gaither in the J&J Stucco & Masonry, No Limits Graphics, Dohogen Claim Services, Howie’s Lawn Service, Race on Texas, D & D Performance, Spreen Racing, Kruger Motorsports, Rachel Plant Picture Taker, Whestone Family, Dynamic Pro Shop, Greg Hubbell Race Cars won the drag race to the checkers for the win. All in Design Pure Stocks 5 Dillon Gaither, 747 GW Hessong, 66 Michael Keylich, 98 William Saunders, 99 Tryton Temple, 36 George Quintanilla, 3 Ray Doyon, 40 Dakota Hurley, 23 Zyler Bryant, 91 Johnny Westfall, 19 Jennie Barber, 49 Katherine Keylich, 23k Kyle Kirkland, 41 Elgin Tracy, 4d Dustin Hurley, 68 Clint Montanio, 30 Riley Heil, 8 Brandon Gaither, 19m Daniel Miller, m13 Jeremy Watson, 28 Chad Miller, 75 Jerry Miller, 22r Ronnie Sparks, 35 Tony Blankenship Pure Stock heats Heat 1; 98 William Saunders, 35 Tony Blankenship, 66k Michael Keylich, 41t Elgin Tracy, 23k Kyle Kirkland, 28 Chad Miller, 48 Robert Kelm---dns Heat 2; 747 GW Hessong, 36 George Quintanilla, 30 Riley Heil, 99 Tryton Temple, 68 Clint Montanio, 19mDaniel Miller, 10 Scott Jerkins Heat 3; 4d Dustin Hurley, 75 Jerry Miller, 40 Dakota Hurley, 91 Johnny Westfall, 49k Katerine Keylich, m13 Jeremy Watson, 8 Brandon Gaither Heat 4, 5 Dillon Gaither, 3 Ray Doyon, 23 Zyler Bryant, 19 Jennie Barber, 22r Ronnie Sparks, 8b Gary Butler McCall on the Money in Sport Compacts Von Ormy's Brandon McCall went green to checkers in the 20-lap Sport Compact feature, but pressured all the way. On the start McCall got the point with Jamie Garner, Roy Easler jr. and Kasey Krauss with George Compton side by side with Michael Burris jr. for fifth. Contact between Kirk Ball and Devon Surritt brought out an early caution. On the restart Easler took second from Garner and was looking on the high side of McCall for the lead. Behind the lead trio, Compton got fourth from Krauss. As Krauss and Compton battled for the spot, the top were able to pull away until a debris caution just past halfway brought the field back together. On the restart Colton Borlace and Scott Lesher got around Compton for fifth and sixth as the lead triad inched away. Easler again took a peek up top on McCall but fell back in line as Borlace and Lesher swapped fifth. With two to go the top three were nose to tail and still anyone's race. McCall in his Freddy Harris Sand & Clay, Bettis Boat & RV Storage, Wilburn Steel, D&D Hydraulics, Hyundai Tiburon held off Easler for the win. Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 14 Brandon McCall, 12 Roy Easler jr., 33 Jamie Garner, 23 Kasey Krauss, 93 Colton Borlace, 5L Scott Lesher, 29t George Compton, 01 Adolph Tracy, 18 Michael Burris jr., 01g Adam Tracy, 95m Daniel Lopez, 22j Jordan Albert, 88 Justin Sitterle, 1 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 38 Kirk Ball, 15 Devon Surritt Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 14 Brandon McCall, 18 Michael Burris jr., 5L Scott Lesher, 1 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 93 Colton Borlace, 01g Adam Tracy Heat 2; 33 Jamie Garner, 23 Kasey Krauss, 38 Kirk Ball, 95m Daniel Lopez, 88 Justin Sitterle Heat 3; 12 Roy Easler jr., 29t George Compton, 15 Devon Surritt, 01 Adolph Tracy, 22j Jordan Albert
  2. I-37 speedway updates 9-7-19

    IMCA Modified heat Heat 1: 94 Chris Morris, 17 Cody Tidwell, 86 Dillon Tindall, 29 Jamie Campbell, 8g Logan Dinsmore, 27 Justin Delgado
  3. NHRA Summit Racing Series Bracket Race #6 @ Alamo City Motorplex 8/31/19 By JM Hallas Marion, TX.,(Aug., 31st, 2019) As the NHRA Division 4 Finals approach and the points season winds down, round #6 of the Alamo City Motorplex Summit Racing Series set up drivers for the big race at the Texas Motorplex, September 14-16. The track was in excellent shape despite surface temperatures of near 120 in time trials, cooling to about 105 as first round of eliminations hit the track. While the official track points still have two more races remaining, qualifiers for team finals would be determined at the end of the night. In Super Pro it's David Bills leading the way over Greg Meuth by 20 with a pair of Hernandez', Ronnie and Jonathan, third and fourth and Tina Hudel rounding out the top five. In Pro Gene Herbold heads the field by 24 over Corky Weeks, with Harold Shimek, Chuck Van Buren and Gilbert Hernadez. The Sportsman class has Ronald Gordner out front by only 5 over Rhett Floyd, with Shelby Spencer(gone off to college), her dad Jim Spencer and Trent Johnson in the top five. Motorcycle class shows Ricky Kay out front of wife, Brenda, with Devin Monaco third, Michael Mathews fourth and Mad Mike fifth. Big Win for Bills in Super Pro David Bills(Marion) added another win to his total Saturday night going up against one of best in the finals, Peeps Pennington(Three Rivers). When you have two guys consistently banging their numbers all night, it normally comes down to starting line advantage. Bills, in his 2004 Undercover Dragster laid a .007 light on Pennington in his new 2019 Dragster, caught him in the speed traps and grabbed the victory by about 6/1000th at the stripe. David Bills(4.45) 4.459 @ 150.80 defeats Peeps Pennington(4.62) 4.627 @ 147.25 “This is a big win for me,” said Bills. “It all but wraps up the track points championship and qualifies me for the Race of Champions at the team finals. The track title is not totally solidified, but the teams have to be turned in this week. Greg(Meuth) is going to miss the next race so he won't be able to catch me for the track points.” “There's always a lot of gamesmanship going on out there, at both ends. You try to judge how fast you're catching someone as you're coming to the line. I caught Peeps at the first MPH cone and just eased back enough to stay ahead. It's all part of the game. It's a lot harder racing someone like Leroy(O'Bryant) because the speed differential is so great. Even I have a hard time judging the stripe.” Bills got to the finals taking out J. Hernandez, Michael Pennington, Jay Fitzgerald and Leroy O'Bryant with a bye in the semis. Pennington took wins over Lance Borela, Matt Esper, Emily Ball, Jeff Rabedeau and Mike Atkinson. Zampese in a Zone in Pro Former track promoter Todd Zampese(Universal City) is one of tracks toughest to beat at his home track and sometimes you try a bit too much. Lee Miller, in his little S-10 Chevy Pick Up did just that trying to win it at the tree, but went .004 red handing the win to T. Zampese in the shorty Fox Chassis Dragster who shut off early coasting to the win. Todd Zampese(5.52) 5.877 @ 92.01 defeats Lee Miller(7.04) 6.94 @ 97.93 T. Zampese got to the finals going through Robert Sandoval(twice), Wendell Dockery, Gabriel Hernandez and J. Soileau with a semi finals bye. Miller bested Jaime Longoria, R. Trevino, Hector Aguilera, Nelson Friedeck, and J. Allen plus a round 4 bye. Sportsman Shootout to Johnson It was sort of the old tale between the tortoise and hare in the Sportsman finals pitting a pair of San Antonio racers, Trent Johnson and Jerry Longoria. Johnson, in his 2016 Dodge Charger gave up over two and half second on the tree to Longoria's 2012 Ford Expedition who nailed an .058 light. Both drove it out the back in a double break out finish awarded to Johnson the least offender making his buy back pay off. Trent Johnson(8.18) 8.14 @ 88.18 defeats Jerry Longoria(10.85) 10.77 @ 62.81 On his way to the finals Johnson trailered C. Stanbaugh and A. Trevino with a round 2 bye after losing to Silvia Zemgals in round one. Longoria took wins over A. Jahns, W. Donnell, Zemgals and got a bye in the semis. Holman Hustles to Motorcyle Money Paul Holman(Houston) used an ol' fashion hole shot to get the win over James Marlett in the Motorcyle finals. Hulman, on his 1984 Suzuki tripped a .043 light on Marlett's(2008 Kawasaki) .125. Holman carried that advantage to the stripe despite Marlett running closer to his number and closing quickly. Paul Holman(7.20) 7.234 @ 92.02 defeats James Marlett(5.64) 5.657 @ 119.71 Holman defeated Mad Mike, Brenda Kay and Ricky Kay(twice). Marlett bettered T. Thomas, Don, C. Mingle and had a round 1 bye.
  4. Double Points Night @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 8/24/19 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(Aug., 24th, 2019) And so it begins, to wind down. As the I-37 Speedway 2019 racing season has the end of the year in its sights, a 'Double Points Night' was on the slate to give drivers a chance to expand their class lead or narrow the gap. The IMCA Modifieds show defending track champ, Rick Green(on vacation) leading the way again trailed by Jamie Campbell(-29) with Dillon Tindall and Justin Delgado tied for third(-85) and Bill Pittaway rounding out the top five(-87) Another defending track champ, Johnny Torres leads the standings in Sport Modifieds by only seven over Trent Beaver. Frank Okruhlik is third only 18 back, while Talon Minten and Allen Torres have some ground to make up in fourth and fifth, respectively. A former pavement Late Model ace, Tommy Grimes, leads the Limited Late Model field coming in 14 ahead of Jason Kelly and 63 ahead of Howie Marcx with DJ Schroat and Frank Okruhlik completing the top five. Anthony Gordon has the lead in Street Stocks over two former Street Stock champions. Wade Jones, who missed a race on suspension is 37 back and Mike Lyon 55 back. Tony Bernal and Sterling Tausch, both over 100 points out, fill the top five spots. The Pure Stock battle has gone on all season between Dillon Gaither and Tryton Temple. Gaither comes in with only a 17 point advantage over Temple, despite missing a race. George Quintanilla. Jerry Miller and Riley Heil have a clase battle for third within 11 points of each other. Jamie Ball tries to defend his Sport Compact title with a mere nine point edge over Brandon McCall, who has been coming on late this season. George Compton, Kirk Ball and Johnny Ervin round out the top five. **Drivers have the opportunity to drop one bad “finish”(suspension not included). Carroll Collects Modified Cash Chris Carroll(Spring Branch) looked like he was on his way to an easy victory in the IMCA Modified main, until a mid-race caution flew. Carroll, in his Carroll Construction, Simpson Racing Products, GM crate powered, GRT Chassis, then had to fend off Dillon Tindall and a last lap challenge from former champion Greg Dinsmore to secure that win. At the start, Carroll who moved up to the pole, quickly got into turn 1 trailed by Jason Borlace, Jamie Campbell, Tindall and Dinsmore. Dismore then picked off Tindall for fourth and Campbell for third, bringing Tindall along to fourth. Behind them Donald Banker, Bill Pittaway and Landon Bednarz were three wide for sixth. Up front Carroll was motoring away as Dinsmore got by Borlace for second with Tindall following him through for third, both a half straightaway back. At halfway it was Carroll maintaining his good lead, Dinsmore, Tindall, Borlace and Campbell with Banker and Anthony Gordon side by side for sixth. Bednarz would spin on lap 13 to bring out a yellow erasing Carroll's lead. Carroll got off on green as Dinsmore and Tindall stayed wheel to wheel for second with Borlace, Banker and Gordon three wide for fifth. Banker took the spot and then passed Campbell for fourth. Dinsmore finally shook off Tindall for second, but a handful of car lengths back. With two to go Dinsmore had cut the gap to three car lengths and as the white waved he drove hard into turn 1 getting to Carroll's bumper. Dismore gave it the ol college try in turns 3-4 getting the nose inside coming off turn 4. The two made slight contact and it was Carroll leading the drag race to the line for the victory. “Any time you can beat Greg(Dinsmore) here you count that as a big win,” said Carroll. “I'm worn out. I don't think I could have done five more laps.” 15 Chris Carroll, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 86 Dillon Tindall, 377 Donald Banker, 29 Jamie Campbell, 48 Anthony Gordon, 21 Jason Borlace, 27 Justin Delgado, 16 Landon Bednarz, 137 Bill Pittaway, m31 Marlin Samford, 2j James Samford---dns IMCA Modified heats Heat 1; 21 Jason Borlace, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 377 Donald Banker, 48 Anthony Gordon, 16 Landon Bednarz, 27 Justin Delgado Heat 2; 15c Chris Carroll, 86 Dillon Tindall, 29 Jamie Campbell, 137 Bill Pittaway, 2j James Samford, m31 Marlin Samford Torres Tops Torres for Sport Mod Tally After a late race restart it was Torres versus Torres for the win in the 20-lap Sport Modified honors. Allen Torres(San Antonio), who used the top to make his way to the lead, beating his brother Johnny in the two lap shootout to claim the win in his Allens 24/7Towing, All In Designs, Shoulders powered, IRP/FX Chassis. After one try the green waved on the field and it was Talon Minten getting out front chased by J. Torres, Robby Minten, Tom Grothues and Frank Okruhlik. Okruhlik then moved in on R. Minten with the duo going wheel to wheel for several laps. At the crossed flags it was T. Minten, J. Torres, R. Minten, Okruhlik and A. Torres using the high side moving forward. R. Minten would loop it from third in turn 4 to bring out a caution. On the restart T. Minten got out while J. Torres, Okruhlik and A. Torres were three wide for second. A. Torres cleared Okruhlik and then along side his brother taking second a lap later. A. Torres, still up top, then got beside T. Minten and out front on lap 14. Anthony Gordon then jumped topside and went around Grothues and Okruhlik for fourth. Now everyone went to the top with T. Minten trying a slide job on A. Torres, but coming up short. T. Minten would slow and stop with two to go. On the green, white, checker restart, A. Torres got away from J. Torres who was now fending off Gordon for second. This gave A. Torres a little breathing room to score the win. “Tonight was all about getting this new dialed in,” commented Torres. “When I'm in the car racing with my brother kind of all goes out the window. I just focus on running good and getting to the front. There's so much tough competition in this class” “After running the Pure Stock on the top I tried running the middle for a couple laps and went right back up to the top. The car was sticking real good. I just tried hit all my corners and not mess up.” Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 94 Allen Torres, 66 Johnny Torres, 22m Anthony Gordon, 11t Tom Grothues, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 14 Trent Beaver, 24r Robby Minten, 30 Chris Swenson, 9m Ben Mikulencak, 2 Talon Minten, 5r Ryan Doyon, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 117 Johnathon Garcia Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 2 Talon Minten, 11t Tom Grothues, 5r Ryan Doyon, 22m Anthony Gordon, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 14 Trent Beaver, 117 Johnathon Garcia Heat 2; 66 Johnny Torres, 24r Robby Minten, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 94 Allen Torres, 30 Chris Swenson, 9b Ben Mikulencak Green to Checkers for Grimes Tommy Grimes(Devine)added another dirt win to his already impressive list of accomplishments. Grimes battled side by side at the start with his rival and mentor, Frank Okruhlik in the first few laps. A spin by Okruhlik dropped him back leaving Grimes to pull away for the win in his Tracy Rail Service, Howell Crane & Rigging, All in Designs, TRC Carburetors, Longs Race Engines, Shaw Chassis. Grimes and Okruhlik stayed door to door at the start of the 15-lap Limited Late Model main with Grimes getting the edge on lap 1 over Okruhlik, Bob Henderson, Howie Marcx and Jacob Crow. Lap 3 saw Okruhlik half spin, twice, giving up a spot to Henderson. Okruhlik would retake the spot, but had already given up ground to Grimes. Okruhlik's woes continued as he pulled off leaving Grimes with a huge lead until John Kelly sr. brought out a yellow on lap 7. On the restart Grimes again eased away while Henderson and Marcx battled for second with Crow and DJ Schroat side by side for fourth. Grimes showed no mercy on the field as he pulled out to a full straightaway lead. Behind him, Henderson and Marcx had a good fight for second while Crow and Schroat continued to swap fourth. As the white was shown Grimes had nearly a half track lead going unchallenged to the checkers. “This was a big night,” exclaimed Grimes. “I was worried about this one. They took four tires, duct tape, shears to the infield. This night(double points) will make or break you for sure.” “Frank-o has helped me a lot on this car. He recommended that we go to this tire on the car. I have to thank him a lot. That was good racing. I enjoy racing him side by side like that.” “Coming in leading a points race is some pressure. We did that in 2000 when I won a championship. We had one last race to go. We knew we had to finish ahead of Chris Davidson. I've been on both sides of these double points nights. You're looking forward to them, because it will help, but like tonight I wasn't because it could just take the whole year away.” “I gotten comfortable in this car now. Some of the stuff we're doing for the dry slick tracks takes some getting used to. It's a lot different than an asphalt car.” Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 22t Tommy Grimes, 86 Bob Henderson, 13 Howie Marcx, 5 DJ Schroat, 8 Jacob Crow, 95 Jerry Jones, 57 Jason Kelly, 57sr John Kelly sr., 99 Frank Okruhlik Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 99 Frank Okruhlik, 86 Bob Henderson, 8 Jacob Crow, 57sr John Kelly sr., 95 Jerry Jones Heat 2; 22t Tommy Grimes, 13 Howie Marcx, 57 Jason Kelly, 5 DJ SChroat Gordon Golden in Street Stock Anthony Gordon(San Antonio) had an easy go of it in the 15-lap Street Stock feature. Gordon grabbed the early lead after a complete restart pulling away from Aaron Leddy, Tony Bernal, Mike Lyon and Sterling Tausch. Bernal and Lyon would get by Leddy for second and third before yellow waved for an EMS call to the stands. Once back to green Bernal tried to hang with Gordon while Leddy and Lyon ran side by side. Darin Blevins took advantage and got by Leddy for fourth then Lyon for third. By halfway Gordon had stretched out his lead on Bernal and cruised to the checkers in his Alamo Hot Rod Parts, All in Designs, Dewalt Tools, 8T1 Construction, crate powered, Dog House Chassis. Alamo Hot Rod Parts Street Stocks 22m Anthony Gordon, 81 Tony Bernal, 69 Darin Blevins, 20 Mike Lyon, 43 Aaron Leddy, 95 Sterling Tausch Street Stock heat Heat 1; 22m Anthony Gordon, 43 Aaron Leddy, 81 Tony Bernal, 69s Darin Blevins,20 Mike Lyon, 95s Sterling Tausch Torres Tops Twice Allen Torres scored his second win of the night in the 20-lap Pure Stock feature, this time coming from fourteenth starting spot. Being one of the first to find the high line, Torres made his way to the front just after halfway, then held off Ben Mikulencak and Dustin Hurley in a green, white checker shootout for the win. As green waved it was Du. Hurley first to turn 1 ahead of his brother Dakota Hurley, William Saunders, Dillon Gaither and Tryton Temple. Ronnie Sparks and Gary Butler made contact leaving some parts on track for an early caution. On the restart Da. Hurley looked under Du. Hurley for the lead with Gaither and Saunders side by side for third. Da. Hurley, Saunders and Gaither then went three wide for second with Saunders getting the spot. Another caution for debris slowed the pace briefly. Saunders began looking high on Du. Hurley for the lead on the restart but fell back to third, while Torres, Temple and Gaither were three wide for fourth. Da. Hurley again took a look on Du. Hurley for the lead but a spin by Riley Heil negated the pass. Back to green Da. Hurley slowed dramatically clipping Saunders and scattering the field on the back stretch with several cars involved. Daniel Miller got the worst of it taking a wild ride into the infield jumping an infield track tire. Finally back to green it was Torres getting by Saunders for second and challenging Du. Hurley. Still running the high side, Torres was able to drive around Du. Hurley for the lead on lap 12 while Ben Mikulencak, also relegated to a mid-pack start, got past Temple and Saunders for third. Katherine Keylich spun in turn 4 with the leaders in turn 3 forcing a caution on lap 15. Mikulencak took a look low on Du. Hurley for second as green waved, but Scott Jerkins slapped the front stretch wall for another caution. A time limit was called for a two lap shootout. On green Torres, Du. Hurley and Mikulencak went three wide for the lead. Torres would hold on to the point with Mikulencak taking second from Du. Hurley. Coming to the checkers Du. Hurley would loop it of turn 4 while Torres was holding off Mikulencak taking his second win of the night in his Allens 24/7 Towing, All In Designs, crate powered Chevy Nova. “Points didn't matter much in this class,” said Torres. “This car always works on the top and I pretty much stayed there. Ben(Mikulencak) was committed to the bottom. It's awesome racing with him. Sometimes we were four wide.” All in Design Pure Stocks 94 Allen Torres, 13m Ben Mikulencak, 99 Tryton Temple, 98 William Saunders, 91 Johnny Westfall, 30 Riley Heil, 51 Albert Medellin, 36 George Quintanilla, 5 Dillon Gaither, 4d Dustin Hurley, 9b Gary Butler, 10 Scott Jerkins, 49k Katherine Keylich, 40 Dakota Hurley, 66k Michael Keylich, 41t Elgin Tracy, 75 Jerry Miller, 19 Daniel Miller, 22r Ronnie Sparks Pure Stock heats Heat 1; 4d Dustin Hurley, 98 William Saunders, 75 Jerry Miller, 10 Scott Jerkins, 51 Albert Medellin, 19 Daniel Miller Heat 2; 13m Ben Mikulencak, 40 Dakota Hurley, 30 Riley Heil, 91 Johnny Westfall, 49k Katherine Keylich, 9b Gary Butler Heat 3; 94 Allen Torres, 5 Dillon Gaither, 41t Elgin Tracy', 66k Michael Keylich, 36 George Quintanilla, 22r Ronnie Sparks Schoenbaum Showin' the Way There's a new Sport Compact sheriff in town and his name is Brian Schoenbaum. Scoenbaum is on a heater taking the Sport Compact once again giving the points chasers a run for their money, literally and figuratively. Schoenbaum got by early leader Brandon McCall at halfway then eased away for the victory. At the start it was McCall getting the advantage with Schoenbaum, Roy Easler jr., Kasey Krauss and Jamie Garner in tow. Garner picked off fourth from Krauss while Schoenbaum closed up on McCall's bumper. As Schoenbaum looked for a faster line, Easler joined the duo running nose to tail. Garner also joined the lead trio and took third from Easler. Schoenbaum finally got a run on McCall ducking low off turn 4 coming to halfway. At the line it was Schoenbaum, McCall, Garner, Easler and Krauss. As Scoenbaum began to inch ahead, McCall got hung by a slower car giving Garner an opening to take second. With five to go Schoenbaum had built a comfortable margin on Garner, McCall and Easler running nose to tail. At the checkers it was Schoenbaum in his Phils Motorsports, Central Cedar, Big A's BBQ, B&C Graphics, Twisted Phone, Spillman Excavating, five1seven Designs, Cedar View Homes, B&C Hydrographics, Bonham Recovery, Superior Steering Wheels, KR Promotions, Kernal Lees Kettle Corn, HD Chassis, Chevy Cavalier. Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 33 Jamie Garner, 14 Brandon McCall, 12 Roy Easler jr., 23 Kasey Krauss, 29t George Compton, 1 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 5L Scott Lesher, 88 Justin Sitterle, 01t Adolph Tracy, 38 Kirk Ball, 95m Daniel Lopez, 01g Adam Tracy, 11j Josh Jones, 15 Devon Surritt, 22j Jordan Albert----dns, 25 Robert Fox---dns Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 14 Brandon McCall, 1 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 88 Justin Sitterle, 5L Scott Lesher, 15 Devon Surritt, 22j Jordan Albert Heat 2; 23 Kasey Krauss, 33 Jamie Garner, 38 Kirk Ball, 95m Daniel Lopez, 01g Adam Tracy, 25 Robert fox Heat 3; 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 12 Roy Easler jr., 29t George Compton, 01t Adolph Tracy, 11j Josh Jones Russ Parker Construction Go-Karts Senior Division; Charles Flanagan, Caylor Nesloney Junior Division: Cody Clegg, Gaige Whitaker Youth Division; Cheston Markgraf, Blaine Markgraf
  5. I-37 speedway updates 8-24-19

    Street Stock heats Heat 1 22m Anthony Gordon 43 Aaron Leddy 81 Tony Bernal 69s Darin Blevins 20 Mike Lyon 85s Sterling Tausch
  6. I-37 Speedway updates 8-10-19

    Street Stock heats Heat 1 22m Anthony Gordon 41 Wade Jones 81 Tony Bernal 20 Mike Lyon 95s Sterling Tausch 67 Joe Boop 69s Darin Blevins 43 Aaron Leddy 14 Doug Heald
  7. Street Stock Grudge Race/Texas Dirt Truck Series @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 7/27/19 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(July, 27th, 2019) Saturday night brought to an end of the class Grudge Races, this time the Street Stock class. The four voted-in drivers were multi-time track champ Wade Jones, Anthony Gordon, Mike Trigg and another past track champion, Mike Lyon. The winner will join GW Egbert(IMCA Modifieds), Trent Beaver(Sport Modifieds) and Tommy Grimes(Limited Late Model) in the big shootout coming up in September. Also, making their third trip to the ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt oval was the Texas Dirt Truck Series. The two previous visits have seen Larry Baggett, who currently sits atop the points standings, pick up the wins. Russell Rust is second trailing Baggett by 8 markers. John Heil, who picked up the win at Texana Raceway is third despite missing opening night, with Tony Bernal and Anthony Gordon rounding out the top five. With the IMCA Modifieds having the night off it was the Sport Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Sport Compacts and Go-Karts on the nights card joining the Texas Dirt Truck Series. Extra money was up for grabs in the Street Stocks(500 to win), Pure Stocks(400 to win) and Sport Compacts(300 to win). Surprising what a little extra cash on the line does for the excitement factor of features, even with no full moon. Doyon Dominates for Texas Truck Tally Ryan Doyon(La Coste) took home his first Texas Dirt Truck Series trophy going flag to flag in the 15-lap feature. Doyon, who also scored the heat race win, was first into turn 1 with Larry Baggett and Michael Keylich side by side for second. As they sorted out on lap 1 it was Doyon, Baggett, Keylich, Tony Bernal and Russ Parker. Baggett kept the pressure on Doyon early while Bernal did a spin and go giving up spots to Parker and Russell Rust. At halfway Doyon was easing away from Baggett, Keylich, Rust and Parker. A spin by Rust slowed the pace on lap 9 and erased Doyon's lead. On the restart Doyon quickly jumped ahead while Keylich and Baggett ran door to door for second. Keylich got the spot briefly as the two continued to slug it out. This gave Doyon the opportunity to pull back out to a good lead and go uncontested to the checkers in the 3-D Landscaping truck Texas Dirt Truck Series 3d Ryan Doyon, 3 Larry Baggett, 77 Michael Keylich, 81 Tony Bernal, m5 Russell Rust, 28 Russ Parker, 96 John Heil---dntg TDTS heat; 3d Ryan Doyon, 96 John Heil, 77 Michael Keylich, 3 Larry Baggett, 28 Russ Parker, m5 Russell Rust, 81 Tony Bernal Sport Mod Money for Minten Talon Minten(Seguin) wired the Sport Modified field in the 20-lap feature. Minten got out quickly on the start trailed by Ryan Doyon and Anthony Gordon, with Trent Beaver and Chris Swenson side by side for fourth. Doyon brought out an early caution when he broke and stopped near the track surface. After another brief caution for a spin by Randall Rydl it was three wide for the lead with Minten, Beaver and Gordon sending it into turn 1. Minten retained the top spot with Beaver slipping high and giving up third to Johnny Torres. At the crossed flags it was Minten, by about five car lengths over Gordon, Torres, Beaver and Okruhlik. Torres was finally able to wrestle second away from Gordon, but too far behind Minten to mount a charge for the lead. Minten took the white flag by half a straightaway and cruised to the victory in the La Coste Meat Market, 3-D Landscaping, All in Designs, PRC Carbs, Dark Horse Shocks, Lytex Customs, Roger Hernandez powered, Smileys Chassis. “It's been a rough season in the 2 car with all the DNF's.” said Minten. “We tried the crate motor for a couple races but it wasn't working for us. This was our first race on the new motor built by Roger Hernandez and I couldn't be happier with it. I think we are finally headed back in the right direction. We didn't change much from heat to feature, just ground the tires.” “I have to first thank my amazing fiancee, Ashley, for all her help and support. She is really my only help at home when changing motors, trannys, rear ends. She is always willing to help and learn.” Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 2 Talon Minten, 66 Johnny Torres, 22m Anthony Gordon, 14 Trent Beaver, 94 Allen Torres, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 30 Chris Swenson, 11t Tom Grothues, 24 Jim Blevins, 9r Randall Rydl, 5r Ryan Doyon, 117 Johnathon Garcia---dns Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 2 Talon Minten, 5r Ryan Doyon, 14 Trent Beaver, 66 Johnny Torres, 24 Jim Blevins, 11t Tom Grothues Heat 2; 22m Anthony Gordon, 30 Chris Swenson, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 9r Randall Rydl, 117 Johnathon Garcia, 94 Allen Torres Flyin' Frank-O Lands Limit Late Model Loot San Antonio's Frank Okruhlik added another win to his total going the distance in the 15-lap Limited Late Model feature. Okruhlik got a good jump on the start to lead Howie Marcx, DJ Schroat, Tommy Grimes and Jason Kelly on lap 1. Grimes quickly picked off Schroat, then Marcx for second but was already a half straightaway behind Okruhlik. Grimes got a break with a lap 5 caution for a spin by Brandon Welker closing the margin for the restart. Okruhlik was able to get away on green while Schroat got past Marcx for third. The last half of the race saw Okruhlik again increase his advantage on the field as he powered away for the win in the Henderson Motorsports, Billy Bob Repair & Tire, Reflective Wrecker, Mission Racing, Shaw Chassis Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 99 Frank Okruhlik, 22t Tommy Grimes, 5 DJ Schroat, 13 Howie Marcx, 95 Jerry Jones, 57 Jason Kelly, 8 Jacob Crow, 57sr Brandon Welker Limited Late Model heat Heat 1; 99 Frank Okruhlik, 22t Tommy Grimes, 13 Howie Marcx, 57 Jason Kelly, 5 DJ Schroat, 95 Jerry Jones, 57sr Brandon Welker, 8 Jacob Crow Jones Rebounds Street Stock Feature Wade Jones(Jourdanton) rebounded from a loss in the earlier Grudge Race to show his dominance in the 15-lap feature. Jones and Mike Trigg, who have some on-track history, stayed door to door off turn 2 neither wanting to give. Through turns 3-4 they swapped a little paint with Jones finally getting the spot. Trigg stayed on Jones with Anthony Gordon, Tony Bernal and Mike Lyon in pursuit. An early spin set up a restart that saw Lyon get fourth from Bernal. Just before halfway Doug Heald spun with Sterling Tausch spinning to avoid Heald. Once back to green it was Jones inching away from Trigg, who had Gordon pressuring him, Lyon and Bernal. As Trigg and Gordon dueled for the runner up spot, Jones set sail pulling back out to a good lead. Jones had a half straightaway on that duo as the white flag waved easily going on to the checkers in his Opiela Mechanical, SABFI Transportation, Mission Racing, Camaro Alamo Hot Rod Parts Street Stocks 41 Wade Jones, 4t Mike Trigg, 22m Anthony Gordon, 81 Tony Bernal, 20 Mike Lyon, 95 Sterling Tausch, 33h Cody Henderson, 14 Doug Heald Trigg Tops Street Stock Scramble Mike Trigg(Mico) secured his spot in the September four-class Grudge Race taking the win in the eight-lap Street Stock qualifier. Trigg, who drew the pole, got out front and never looked back. Defending track champ, Wade Jones tried to hang on to his bumper early, but Trigg got a few lengths coming to the checkers. Street Stock Grudge Race; 4t Mike Trigg, 41 Wade Jones, 22m Anthony Gordon, 20 Mike Lyon Street Stock heat Heat 1; 41 Wade Jones, 4t Mike Trigg, 22m Anthony Gordon, 81 Tont Bernal, 20 Mike Lyon, 95s Sterling Tausch, 33h Cody Henderson, 14Doug Heald---dns Mikulencak the Man for Pure Stock Sweep In the always competitive Pure Stock 20-lapper it was Ben Mikulencak(Corpus Christi) picking up his second I-37 Speedway win of the season. As green waved Dillon Gaither and Riley Heil stayed door to door through turns 1-2 before Gaither got the edge. Heil fell in line second chased by Mikulencak, Tryton Temple and Jarrett Payton. Heil began trying the high side of Gaither giving Mikulencak an opening on the low side as the trio battled for the top spot. That scrap almost ended badly when Daniel Miller went around in turn 4 in front of the lead trio coming through turn 3 almost three wide. Miller got rolling and the lead pack avoided calamity. On the restart Mikulencak used the high side to get by Heil and along side Gaither while Dustin Hurley moved up to battle with Heil for third. Mikulencak and Gaither stayed tied together at the rub rails with Mikulencak getting the bumper out front on lap 6. Gaither fought back on the bottom to retake the point on lap 7. A multi-car tangle in turn 3 slowed the action setting up another restart that saw Heil retake second from Mikulencak and trying the outside of Gaither for the lead. Gaither held Heil off leaving her side by side with Mikulencak for second. Robert Kelm was able to get spots from Temple and Hurley. At halfway it was Gaither hanging on, Mikulencak, Heil with Kelm and Hurley side by side for fourth. Mikulencak again jumped to top and won the drag race to the line on lap 12, but a four car melee brought out a yellow erasing the pass. Mikulencak stayed up top on green with Johnny Westfall, Hurley and William Saunders three wide for fifth. Westfall took the position and then tracked down and passed Temple and Heil for third. Ramon Sevilla lost an axle for a lap 16 caution. Mikulencak choose outside on the restart and got beside Gaither on the restart. The two continued to battle with Mikulencak finally securing the spot on lap 18. Mikulencak held on the final two circuits for the win in the Armstrong Lumber Company, Day Motorsports, Darpro Construction, Majek Boatworks, Temco Services, Dubs Garage, Ace Transmission, Flanagans Muffler, C.C. Weighing Company, Empire Race Car. All in Design Pure Stocks 13m Ben Mikulencak, 5 Dillon Gaither, 99 Tryton Temple, 91 Johnny Westfall, 98 William Saunders, 4d Dustin Hurley, 48 Robert Kelm, 49k Katerine Keylich, 9s Jarrett Payton, 30 Riley Heil, 15 William Cavender, m13 Jeremy Watson, 22r Ronnie Sparks, 41 Elgin Tracy, 18jr Ramon Sevilla, 28 Chad Miller, 75 Jerry Miller,36 George Quintanilla, 19 Daniel Miller, 10 Scott Jerkins, 38 Sonny Kinneman---dntg Pure Stock heats Heat 1; 5 Dillon Gaither, 9s Jarrett Payton, 75 Jerry Miller, 36 George Quintanilla, 28 Chad Miller, 22r Ronnie Sparks, 10 Scott Jerkins Heat 2; 30 Riley Heil, 99 Tryton Temple, 98 William Saunders, 49k Katherine Keylich, 18jr Ramon Sevilla, 15 William Cavender, 19 Daniel Miller Heat 3; 13m Ben Mikulencak, 4d Dustin Hurley, 48 Robert Kelm, 41t Elgin Tracy, m13 Jeremy Watson, 91 Johnny Westfall, 38r Sonny Kinneman---dns McCall Survives Compact Chaos for Cash The scheduled 20-lap Sport Compact feature saw a lot of action in half the time and when the dust settled, literally and figuratively, it was Brandon McCall(Von Ormy) going home with the extra cash. At the start it was McCall leading to turn 1, but Brian Schoenbaum got by to lead lap 1. This left McCall door to door with Michael Burris jr. and Jamie Garner and Kirk Ball in tow. Burris got second and inside Schoenbaum for the lead while Roy Earler jr. got past Ball for fifth. Burris was able to get the edge to lead lap 3 at the line. Going into turn 1 Schoenbaum just clipped Burris trying to crossover sending him around for a caution. Under caution, Easler jr. helped a brother out by driving up and removing a hanging bumper cover from Burris, who was given the lead back and not forced to pit with loose parts. On the restart McCall got a run on Burris, but a 5-car tangle in turn 1 brought the yellow back out. McCall again got a good run on green to get the lead from Burris on lap 4 with Easler jr following to second. Easler jr began challenging McCall for the lead until a spin by Johnny Ervin brought out a yellow. Easler jr. again looked low on green while Garner got around Burris for third bringing Kasey Krauss along to fourth. A lap 9 caution for Scott Lesher stopping, shortened the race on time limit. On the green, white, checker finish McCall in the Freddy Harris Sand & Clay, Bettis Boat & RV Storage, Wilburn Steel, D&D Hydraulics, held off Easler jr. for the win in his Hyundai Tiburon. Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 14 Brandon McCall, 12 Roy Easler jr., 23 Kasey Krauss, 33 Jamie Garner, 18b Michael Burris jr., 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 93 Colton Borlace, 29t George Compton, 01g Adam Tracy, 11j Josh Jones, 38 Kirk Ball, 1 Ronnie Schoenfelfdt, 15 Devon Surritt, 75 Roy Easler sr., 95m Daniel Lopez, 57 Trevor Bettis, 5L Scott Lesher, 44 Johnny Ervin, 88 Justin Sitterle, 25 Robert Fox, 4t Marcos Rivera Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 14 Brandon McCall, 57 Trevor Bettis, 12 Roy Easler jr., 23 Kasey Krauss, 25 Robert Fox, 01g Adam Tracy, 4t Marcos Rivera Heat 2; 18b Michael Burris jr., 5l Scott Lesher, 38 Kiek Ball, 44 Johnny Ervin, 11j Josh Jones, 15 Devon Surritt, 75 Roy Easler sr Heat 3; 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 33 Jamie Garner, 88 Jsustin Sitterle, 1 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 93 Colton Borlace, 29t George Compton, 95m Daniel Lopez Russ Parker Construction Go-Karts Senior Division; Charles Flanagan, Peyton Jones, Hanna Miller, Caylor Nesloney Junior Division; Cody Clegg(ran with Seniors) Youth Division; Blaine Markgraf, Cheston Markgraf, Berkley Keylich
  8. NHRA Summit Series Bracket Race @ Alamo City Motorplex, 7/20/19 By JM Hallas Marion, Tx.(July 20th, 2019) Alamo City Motorplex hosted race #5 of their NHRA Summit Series Brackets Races on the 1/8 mile track Saturday night. On-track action was as hot as the south Texas sun with track temperatures early in the evening still hovering around 130. As the sun set, the track surface became a little more manageable(90's), but gave tuners some denser air to deal with as the humidity increased. Near the midway point of the season the points races are beginning to shape up in all classes. The Super Pro is being led by former asphalt circle track driver Greg Meuth by seven over Ronnie Hernandez, with David Bills, M. Deberry and Jonathan Hernandez in the top five. Corky Weeks leads the way in the Pro class with a five point margin over Gene Herbold, with Lee Miller and Dennis Soefje tied for third fifteen behind. Ron Gordner paces the Sportsman field with D. Hamilton and Shelby Spencer tied for second twelve back. In the Motorcycles its Ricky Kay with a good twenty point gap back to Devin Monoco and almost three rounds over Brenda Kay in third. Reilly Garceau tops the Jr. Dragster stats with a five point advantage ahead of Kayden Ashmore and eleven up on Caden Meuth in third. Super Pro ET(Box) Bills Best in Box Bash San Antonio's David Bills closed the points gap on Greg Meuth marching through the 33-car field for the win over Michael Gandy(Wadsworth) in the Super Pro finals. Bills took trailered his points rival Meuth twice, then got a break in the finals. Gandy, in his 68 Chevy Camaro, went .149 red allowing Bills, in his 04 Undercover Dragster to cruise to the victory at mere highway speed. David Bills(4.44) 5.96@ 81.11 defeats Michael Gandy(5.55) 5.68 @ 123.80(red) In Eliminations Bills bested R. Fischer, Aaron Cole, Meuth(twice) and Brent Ritter. Gandy lost in round 1, rebought and then beat Ronnie Hernandez, Candace Ritter, Mike Atkinson and Carlos Carrasco sr. Pro(No-Box) Herbold Hustles to Pro Pay Day Gene Herbold(Seguin) was best in the 34-car Pro field picking up points on Corky Weeks in the championship chase. G. Herbold squared off against Wendall Dockery(San Antonio) in the finals. G. Herbold, in his Herbold Water Well Drilling, 62 Chevy Nova got about 2/100th on the line that Dockery, in his D&E Glass 69 Chevy Camaro, wasn't able to make up at the stripe. Gene Herbold(6.69) 6.70 @ 100.94 defeats Wendall Dockery(6.50) 6.52 @ 107.14 On his way to the finals G. Herbold knocked out Jr Friedeck, G. Hernandez, Anthony Montoya, R. Trevino and D. Tschoepe. Dockery rebought after after a round 1 loss to points rival Weeks, the took out Chuck Van Buren, M. Roup, and Scott Ball with a round 3 bye. Sportsman(Street) Floyd Flies to First Victory of Season Rhett Floyd(Boerne) found his way back to the Winners Circle in the 10-car Sportsman field after a drought dating back to last year. Floyd, in his O'Bryant Automotive, 2008 GMC Sierra, paired up with Trent Johnson in his 2010 Dodge Charger in the finals. Floyd got almost 2/10th on the tree, an advantage Johnson couldn't make up on the top end. Rhett Floyd(10.32) 10.38 @ 68.58 defeats Trent Johnson(8.08) 8.13 @ 88.76 Floyd bested points leader Ron Gordner, W. Donnell, Silvia Zemgals and G. Hernandez on his way to the finals. Johnson got a round 4 bye, and bettered P. Hines, Shelby Spencer and G. Hernandez. Motorcycle Mathews Takes Motorcycle Money Seventeen bikes entered the Motorcycle class with Michael Matthews and Charles Mingle going head to head in the finals. Matthews(LaGrange) on his 2005 Suzuki won at the starting line getting 4/10th on Mingle(LaVernia) on his Suzuki, despite running his number. Michael Matthews(5.42) 5.55 @ 112.53 defeats Charles Mingle(7.20) 7.20 @ 97.95 In eliminations Matthews took out points leader Ricky Kay in the semi's J. Marlett, D. Flores and T. Thomas. Mingle knocked our Brenda Kay, C. Ryan, and Randy Monte. Jr. Dragster Garceau Grabs Jr. Dragster Gold Reilly Garceau(Von Ormy) increased the points lead going through the 7-car Jr. Dragster field matching up with Gracie O'Rourke(LaVernia) in the finals. R. Garceau, in the 04 Hardens Jr Dragster got the win in the double break out finish going the least under the dial in number. Reilly Garceau(7.90) 7.85 @ 78.97 defeats Gracie O'Rourke(9.06) 8.99 @ 71.05(double break out)
  9. IMCA Modified Grudge Race @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 7/13/19 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(July, 13th, 2019) Tonight was round three of the four-class Grudge Races, featuring the IMCA Modifieds. The four top vote getters were defending I-37 Speedway track champ, Rick Green, Chris Carroll, Jamie Campbell and two-time winner, Chris Morris who drives with hand controls. Also added was GW Egbert IV as a sentimental favorite. You may remember that Egbert was seriously injured early in the season when a large dirt clod or something flew up striking him in the face shield. Egbert suffered major facial injuries and breaks that have seen him go through many hours of surgery and rehab before returning to the area tracks a few weeks back. Already qualified from the two previous Grudge Race events were Tommy Grimes(Limited Late Models) and Trent Beaver(Sport Modifieds). The final driver from the Street Stock class be added the following race, with the class shootout coming later this season. Besides the IMCA Modified Grudge Race that class was also running for $650 to win, with extra money added to the Sport Modifieds as well. Money for Morris in Modified Main To say Chris Morris(Taylor) has got this track dialed in would be an understatement. Three trips this year has garnered him three wins. Morris, who started eighth quickly made his presence know as he worked forward grabbing the lead before halfway. From there he pulled ahead only slowing for lapped traffic as he cruised to victory in the Volvo of Austin, Tina Reagan Realty, ACM Services, Opifex Equipment, Eightfold, Five Star Concrete, Bet All Racing, Austin Cutting & Coring, five1seven designs, crate powered, Lethal Chassis by David Stremme. As the IMCA Modified feature fired off it was Ryan Childress into turn 1 first, but off turn 4 Rick Green snuck past to lead. Childress fell in line second trailed by Chris Swenson, Chris Carroll and Jamie Campbell. Coming fast from mid-pack were Morris and Greg Dinsmore, with Morris getting fourth from Swenson and Dinsmore taking sixth from Campbell then fifth from Swenson. On a restart for a spin by Shawn Obannon, Morris and Dinsmore continued to pick off spots moving up to second and third, respectively. A multi-car tangle on the front stretch ended Justin Delgado's night and set up a battle for the lead. As green flew Dinsmore got by Morris on the bottom, but Morris powered back around the outside to retake the spot and get along side Green for the lead. After a lap going wheel to wheel, Morris got the top spot on lap 8 with Dinsmore following to second. At halfway it was Morris, Dinsmore, Green, Dillon Tindall and GW Egbert in the top five. Morris and Dinsmore then eased ahead with Dinsmore staying within a few car lengths. Lapped traffic didn't slow Morris down, but Dinsmore had to force his way three wide through traffic losing ground to Morris who ran the final circuits unchallenged for the win. “This is win number three here for the year,” replied Morris. “I started on the outside and found a groove my car was liking about three-quarters of the way up. I got around Rick(Green) right before that caution and knew I'd have to go around the outside. I felt like that was going to be the ticket to stay out front. I could carry more momentum on top. We ended up staying out front and picking up the win.” “It was in the back of my mind stay low enough to stay out of the dust up top. This car stuck like I needed it to. This chassis' been awesome and David(Stremme) has been a lot of help. Super thankful for him and building this car for me. Hopefully we can keep the ball rolling and pick up some more wins this year.” “I like this place for sure. I feel like the size and shape of the track suits my driving style. It's a momentum track. It's got a lot of speed, pretty flat and racy. We like coming down here.” “I knew Greg(Dinsmore) was back there. On that restart I saw him restarting inside me. I knew I had to get around Rick quickly because I knew it would be tough to keep him behind me. This certainly wasn't an easy one, I had to earn it tonight.” “We're throwing around the idea of trying to make it up to Iowa this year. Marshalltown has a big $10,000 to win we're looking at going to. We're going to do Batesville for sure again this year and “Duel in the Desert” in Vegas at the end of the year.” Simpson Race Products IMCA Modifieds 94 Chris Morris, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 82 Rick Green, 86 Dillon Tindall, 717 GW Egbert IV, 48 Chris Swenson, 81 Ryan Childress, 21j Jason Borlace, 16 Carson Bednarz, 141 Rob Sanderson, 420 Shawn Obannon, m31 Marlin Samford, 729 Jamie Campbell, 15c Chris Carroll, 27 Justin Delgado, 2j James Samford “W” for GW in Grudge Race Coming back to kick the horse that threw him, metaphorically speaking, GW Egbert picked up the victory in the 8-lap IMCA Modified Grudge Race. Jamie Campbell got out front at the start chased by Egbert, Green side by side with Morris and Carroll. Campbell slipped off the bottom in turn 2 giving Egbert the opening to get by on lap 4. From there Egbert checked out the final four laps for the win. IMCA Modified Grudge Race 717 GW Egbert IV, 729 Jamie Campbell, 94 Chris Morris, 82 Rick Green, 15c Chris Carroll IMCA Modified heats Heat 1 717 GW Egbert IV,15c Chris Carroll, 729 Jamie Campbell, 81 Ryan Childress, 420 Shawn Obannon, 2j James Samford Heat 2; 8g Greg Dinsmore, 86 Dillon Tindall, 21j Jason Borlace, 141 Rob Sanderson, 27 Justin Delgado, 55 Rick Talley---dns Heat 3, 94 Chris Morris, 82 Rick Green, 48 Chris Swenson, 16 Landon Bednarz, m31 Marlin Samford Gordon Grabs First of Two Anthony Gordon(San Antonio) picked one of his two feature wins for the night going wire to wire in the 20-lap Sport Modified feature. Gordon got off turn 2 with the lead with Ryan Doyon, Johnny Torres side by side with Joe Aramendia and Trent Beaver in pursuit. Sherrill Lewis, Robby Minten and Frank Okruhlik got tangled in turns 3-4 for an early caution. Once back to green Gordon jumped ahead quickly with Aramendia diving in low to retake third from Torres. Cade Obannon looped it on lap 5 to bring out a yellow that saw a major highway-type chain reaction on the restart as everyone tried to dive for the bottom in turn 1. Everyone sorted out and continued without caution, only bent sheet metal and bruised egos. By the midway point Gordon was pulling away from Doyon, Torres, Aramendia and Talon Minten. In the waning laps Torres tried to pressure Doyon for second, but couldn't find a way by. Up front Gordon was cruising to the victory in his Alamo Hot Rod Parts, All in Designs, Dewalt Tools, 8T1 Construction, IRP Chassis. Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 22m Anthony Gordon, 5r Ryan Doyon, 66 Johnny Torres, 79 Joe Aramendia, 9 Talon Minten, 14 Trent Beaver, 94 Allen Torres, 30 Chris Swenson, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 55 Rusty Head, 12 Roly Rodriguez, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 24r Robby Minten, 82 Cade Obannon, 79L Julian Lopez---dns Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 22m Anthony Gordon, 66 Johnny Torres, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 24r Robby Minten, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 08 Frank Okruhlik Heat 2; 5r Ryan Doyon, 14 Trent Beaver, 9 Talon Minten, 12r Roly Rodriguez, 82 Cade Obannon Heat 3 ; 79 Joe Aramendia, 30 Chris Swenson, 94 Allen Torres, 55 Rusty Head, 79L Julian Lopez 'Texas Tornado' Tops in Limited Late Models The Limited Late Model feature saw Tommy Grimes(San Antonio) go flag to flag in the 20-lapper. Grimes was quickly out front as green waved with Jason Kelly, Howie Marcx, Frank Okruhlik, and Ron Sprayue in tow. Okruhlik got loose off turn 2 and got clipped by Sprayue for an early yellow that saw Okruhlik pit with a flat. Back under green, Grimes and J. Kelly got away while Patrick Kelly took third from Marcx. Caution was right back out a lap later when Sprayue spun and had DJ Schroat drive over the nose. Finally back under green again, Grimes edged away from J. Kelly and Marcx door to door for second. J. Kelly held him off and Jacob Crow snuck past Marcx for third. Sprayue's bad night continued as he flew over the turn 3 hill for a caution at halfway that saw Grimes, J. Kelly, Crow, Marcx and Bob Henderson in the top five. The final half saw Grimes motor away for the win in his Tracy Rail Service, Howell Crane & Rigging, All in Designs, PRC Carburetors, Longs Race Engines, Shaw Chassis. Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 22t Tommy Grimes, 57 Jason Kelly, 13 Howie Marcx, 8 Jacob Crow, 5 DJ Schroat, 95 Jerry Jones, 86 Bob Henderson, 42 Ron Sprayue, 84 Patrick Kelly, 99f Frank Okruhlik Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 22t Tommy Grimes, 57 Jason Kelly, 42 Ron Sprayue, 95 Jerry Jones, 86 Bob Henderson Heat 2; 13 Howie Marcx, 8 Jacob Crow, 84 Patrick Kelly, 99f Frank Okruhlik, 5 DJ Schroat Green for Gordon, Part Deux Anthony Gordon snagged the second checkers for the night in the 15-lap Street Stock feature, but this wasn't as easy. Gordon was first to turn 1 on green with Wade Jones, Robby Minten, Mike Lyon and Kyle Speer in pursuit. Jones got a run off turn 4 to briefly sniff the lead, but Gordon held the preferred groove back into turn 1 to stay out front. The two rivals, Gordon and Jones, then pulled away to settle it between themselves. At the crossed flags Gordon still had Jones on his bumper with Minten, Lyon and Speer in the top five. Jones then began to take some peeks trying to get under Gordon. The final half saw Jones keeping the pressure on Gordon hoping to force a mistake and taking an occasional peek inside. The two made slight contact as Jones got the nose under Gordon in turn 3, but Gordon held the spot. It was still anyone's race as the white waved with Gordon in his Alamo Hot Rod Parts, All in Designs, Dewalt Tools, 8T1 Construction, crate powered, Dog House Chassis holding Jones off at the checkers. Alamo Hot Rod Parts Street Stocks 22m Anthony Gordon, 41 Wade Jones, 48 Robby Minten, 20 Mike Lyon, 69s Darin Blevins, 81 Tony Bernal, 52 Kyle Speer Street Stock heat Heat; 22m Anthony Gordon, 48 Robby Minten, 41 Wade Jones, 52 Kyle Speer, 20 Mike Lyon, 69s Darin Blevins, 81 Tony Bernal Gaither Golden in Pure Stocks After finally getting the monkey off his back last month with his first ever Pure Stock win, Dillon Gaither(Floresville) got win number two in the 20-lap Pure Stock feature. Gaither took the lead just past halfway from race-long leader Riley Heil, who is on the edge of breaking through for her first win coming soon. At the start it was Heil getting out front trailed by Gaither, Tryton Temple, Robert Kelm and Aaron Leddy. The top three then broke away from the pack with Gaither taking looks low as Heil moved up half a lane. AJ Wernette stopped on the back stretch after trying to avoid Chad Miller who was heading to the pit exit for a quick caution. On the restart Temple got past Gaither for second leaving him door to door with Leddy for third as they came to halfway. Heil got a little breathing room up front while Temple, Gaither and Leddy battled for second but that was erased on lap 12 when Jerry Miller looped it for a caution. Gaither took advantage on the restart and got inside Heil to take the top spot on lap 13. Kelm was able to grab third from Temple and pressured Heil for second. As Gaither eased away, Heil drifted up into the dust and spun on the last lap shaking up the finish order. Up front Gaither had clear sailing in his J&J Stucco & Masonry, No Limits Graphics, Dohogen Claim Services, Howie’s Lawn Service, Race on Texas, D & D Performance, Spreen Racing, Kruger Motorsports, Rachel Plant Picture Taker, Whestone Family, Dynamic Pro Shop, BMF Shocks & Chassis, Greg Hubbell Race Cars to the checkers. All in Design Pure Stocks 5 Dillon Gaither, 48 Robert Kelm, 99t Tryton Temple, 49k Michael Keylich, 4d Dustin Hurley, 98 William Saunders, 9c Jamie Fuller, 75 Jerry Miller, 36 George Quintanilla, 30 Riley Heil, 63 Joe Dee Johnson, 128 Aaron Leddy, 51 Albert Medellin, 37 AJ Wernette, 28 Chad Miller, 19 Daniel Miller---dns Pure Stock heats Heat 1; 30 Riley Heil, 99t Tryton Temple,48 Robert Kelm, 98 William Saunders, 128 Aaron Leddy, 51 Albert Medellin, 28 Chad Miller, 75 Jerry Miller Heat 2; 5 Dillon Gaither, 4d Dustin Hurley, 9c Jamie Fuller, 36 George Quintanilla, 49k Michael Keylich, 19 Daniel Miller, 37w AJ Wernette, 63 Joe Dee Johnson Russ Parker Construction Go-Karts Senior Division: Peyton Jones, Charles Flanagan, Hanna Miller, Cayton Nesloney, Austin Majek, Tanner Griffin Junior Division; Cody Clegg(ran with Seniors) Youth Division: Blaine Markgraf, Cheston Markgraf, Berkley Keylich, Gabriel Solis
  10. I-37 Speedway updates 7/13/19

    IMCA Modified heats Heat 1 717 GW Egbert 15c Chris Carroll 729 Jamie Campbell 81 Ryan Childress 420 Shawn Obannon 2j James Samford Heat 2 8g Greg Dinsmore 86 Dillon Tindall 21j Jason Borlace 141 Rob Sanderson 27 Justin Delgado 55 Rick Talley---dns Heat 3 94 Chris Morris 82 Rick Green 48 Chris Swenson 16 Landon Bednarz m31 Marlin Samford
  11. Sport Modified Grudge Race/Texas Dirt Truck Series @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 6/29/19 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(June, 29th, 2019) It's a night of seconds in a couple ways. First it's a the second of four scheduled class Grudge Races to pick the final four for a shootout later in the season. Tonight it was the Sport Modifieds turn with multi-time track champ Johnny Torres, Frank Okruhlik(who also represented in the Limited Late Models), Street Stock hotshoe Anthony Gordon and young gun Trent Beaver. Last week it was Tommy Grimes advancing in the Limited Model Grudge race easily taking the checkers after Okruhlik spun on the first lap. It would also be the second time around for the Texas Dirt Truck Series on the ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt oval. In their inaugural visit it was Larry Baggett taking home the victory going wire to wire ahead of Tony Bernal. An event in April was also scheduled, but canceled due to rain. Minten Gets Win in Wild One It was a wild 20-lap Sport Modified main event and when the dust settled it was Talon Minten(Seguin) getting the win. On the initial green flag it was ruled that Eddy Ross jumped the start and got sent to the tail. Trent Beaver got a good start, but slipped in turn 2 with Robby Minten shooting past for the lead pursued by Beaver, T. Minten, Johnny Torres and Marcus Mikulencak. T. Minten got by Beaver on lap 3 bringing Torres along to third a lap later. Beaver and Torres then swapped the spot an T. Minten ran down his brother R. Minten for the lead. Mikulencak then joined the Torres, Beaver battle for third. At the crossed flags it wad R. Minten, T. Minten, Beaver, Mikulencak and Torres in the top five. After a couple cautions it was T. Minten, Beaver and Mikulencak three wide for second with Mikulencak getting the spot using the bottom. Staying on the low side Mikulencak caught R. Minten for the lead and the fight was on. Mikulenack would get the nose inside R. Minten, but the momentum up top would see R. Minten pull back ahead. This would go on lap after lap until Mikulencak finally got good enough run off turn 4 to lead lap 17. R. Minten rebounded on the top to get the lead back on lap 18. Coming to take the checkers Mikulencak dove in hard and clipped an infield tire sending him up the track in turn 4. R. Minten saw him coming and moved up toward the wall. R. Minten clipped the wall, bounced off and hit Mikulencak who was able to continue on to the checkers. After a lengthy discussion among officials the win was taken away from Mikulencak and awarded to T. Minten in the 3-D Landscaping, Ace Transmission, CD Tire, All In Designs, PRC Carbs, Mark Herring Race Engines, IRP Chassis. “The track was very racy,” replied Minten. “It was a good, hard race up front with an unfortunate ending. I was really hoping Robby would get the win, he definitely deserved it. But that's racing and stuff happens. I have to give all thanks to Ray Doyon for letting me drive the car while my motor is getting fixed.” Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 9 Talon Minten, 66 Johnny Torres, 77 Cody Beddoe, 14 Trent Beaver, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 22m Anthony Gordon, bd3 Eddy Ross, 79 Joe Aramendia, 24r Robby Minten, bd4 Cheryl Gray, 11 Tom Grothues, 94 Allen Torres, 5 Ryan Doyon, 51 Jeremy Hernandez, bd2 Marcus Mikulencak, 57 Rowdy Flanagan---dns Beaver Best in Sport Mod Grudge Race Trent Beaver(China Grove) joined Frank Okruhlik as Grudge Race winners transferring to the big 4-class shootout later in the season. As the green flew it was Okruhlik getting the early leaving Anthony Gordon and Beaver wheel to wheel for second. The two stayed tied at the rub rails giving Okruhlik some breathing room. Beaver finally broke free and ran Okruhlik down at halfway. Beaver dove inside Okruhlik to get the spot on lap 5 leaving Okruhlik, Gordon and Johnny Torres battling for the runner up spot. Beaver in the Beaver Heating & Air Conditioning, WW Bodies, Beaver Medical Group, Chris Brown Shocks, Audie Howell Crane & Rigging, PTS powered, Hughes by 89 Motorsports Chassis eased away for the victory. Sport Modified Grudge Race 14 Trent Beaver, 66 Johnny Torres, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 22m Anthony Gordon Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 14 Trent Beaver, 66 Johnny Torres, 11 Tom Grothues, bd2 Marcus Mikulencak, 5r Ryan Doyon, 94 Allen Torres, 51 Jeremy Hernandez, 22m Anthony Gordon Heat 2; bd3 Eddy Ross, 24r Robby Minten, 9 Talon Minten, 77 Cody Beddoe, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 79 Joe Aramendia, bd4 Cheryl Gray, 57 Rowdy Flanagan Okruhlik OK in Limite Late Models Frank Okruhlik(San Antonio) backed up last races win scoring another in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature. This years two hot shoes, Okruhlik and Tommy Grimes, started on the front row. Grimes won the race into turn 1, but Okruhlik got inside Grimes through turns 3-4 to lead at the line on lap 1. Grimes fell in line second with Matt Fox, Jason Kelly and DJ Scroat following. Grimes would loop it in turn 4 for a caution that saw Fox sent to the tail for jumping the restart. Back to green Okruhlik started to pull away while Patrick Kelly, debuting his new ride, worked his way up to third. Behind him Grimes and Fox were marching back to the front. At the midway point it was Okruhlik, P. Kelly, Grimes, Pete Arce and Fox in the top five. With five to go Okruhlik had a half straightaway on P. Kelly while Jason Kelly got by Arce and Fox for fourth. Lapped traffic was the only thing to slow Okruhlik as he motored to the victory in the Henderson Motorsports, Mission Racing, Late Model. Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 99 Frank Okruhlik, 84 Patrick Kelly, 22t Tommy Grimes, 57 Jason Kelly, 53x Matt Fox, 9 Pete Arce, 14 Gary Hunter, 95 Jerry Jones, 57sr John Kelly sr., 5 DJ Schroat, 3 Sammy Smith, 18 Shane Moore---dns, 86 Bob Henderson---dns Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 22t Tommy Grimes, 53x Matt Fox, 3 Sammy Smith, 84 Patrick Kelly, 9 Pete Arce, 14 Gary Hunter, 57sr John Kelly sr Heat 2; 99 Frank Okruhlik, 57 Jason Kelly, 18 Shane Moore, 5 DJ Schroat, 86 Bob Henderson, 95 Jerry Jones Bagget Bags Truck Tally Again Larry Baggett(Marble Falls) grabbed his second Texas Dirt Truck Series win at I-37 Speedway. At the start it was Russel Rust getting the early lead chased by Michael Keylich, Baggett, Johnny Brown and John Heil. Rust began to have trouble giving way to Baggett on lap 2. Rusts troubles compounded when he slowed dramatically and collected Heil, Keylich and Russ Parker. Texas Dirt Truck Series 3 Larry Baggett, 3d Johnny Brown, 77 Michael Keylich, 96 John Heil, m5 Russel Rust, 28 Russ Parker TDTS heat; 96 John Heil, 77 Michael Keylich, m5 Russel Rust, 3d Johnny Brown, 28 Russ Parker, 3 Larry Baggett Jourdantons Jones Scores in Street Stocks It was multi-time track champ Wade Jones taking home the victory in the 15-lap Street Stock feature after a short battle with Anthony Gordon. Jones was first into turn 1, but Gordon pulled back along side off turn 2. After a side by side battle Gordon won the spot off of turn 4 to lead lap 1. Jones returned the favor and got back on point for lap 2 leaving Gordon battling with Jarrett Barber for second. Barber got the spot a couple laps later, but Jones had checked out. Stretching out his his margin to a full straightaway, Jones in his Opiela Mechanical, SABFI Transportation, Mission Racing, Camaro went unchallenged to the checkers. Alamo Hot Rod Parts Street Stocks 41 Wade Jones, 19 Jarrett Barber, 22m Anthony Gordon, 4t Mike Trigg, 77 Chris Shafer, 20 Mike Lyon', 33jp James Park, 4 Dwayne Markgraf Street Stock heats Heat 1; 41 Wade Jones, 19 Jarrett Barber, 22m Anthony Gordon, 4t Mike Trigg, 20 Mike Lyon, 77 Chris Shafer, 33jp James Park, 4 Dwayne Markgraf Mikulencak Muscles to Pure Stock Pay Day Two drivers, making their first trip of the season to I-37 Speedway, battled it out for the always hotly contested Pure Stock win. Ben Mikulencak and Josh Sewell held off the regulars throughout the 20-lap feature that came down to a late one-lap shootout for the win. At the start, Sewell was first off turn to get the lead trailed by Mikulencak, Tryton Temple and Dillon Gaither door to door with Riley Heil. Mikulencak began searching up top and got along side Sewell on lap 3 grabbing the spot on lap 4 while Robert Kelm got by Heil for fifth. Temple and Sewell were side by side for second while Jennie Barber, Ryan Doyon and George Quintanilla ran three wide in the pack. Allen Torres made his usual charge from mid-pack making his way to sixth. On a restart Sewell gave Mikulencak a good look for the lead, but couldn't complete the pass. At halfway it was Mikulencak, Sewell, Temple, D. Gaither and Torres in the top five. Mikulencak and Sewell began to ease away from the pack until a late caution set up the dash for the cash. Sewell tried the high side as green and white were shown together, while Torres snuck past Temple for third. At the checkers it was Mikulencak in the Armstrong Lumber Company, Day Motorsports, Empire Race Car holding Sewell off for the win. All in Design Pure Stocks 13m Ben Mikulencak, 38 Josh Sewell, 94 Allen Torres, 99t Tryton Temple, 5 Dillon Gaither, 30 Riley Heil, 3 Ryan Doyon, 19b Jennie Barber, 48 Robert Kelm, 41t Elgin Tracy, 36 George Quintanilla, 49k Kathrine Keylich, 75 Jerry Miller, 19 Daniel Miller, m13 Jeremy Watson, 4d Dustin Hurley, 28 Chad Miller, 40 Dakota Hurley, 8 Brandon Gaither, 20 Randall Rydl---dns, bd1 Greg Carlucci---dns, 10 Scott Jerkins---dns Pure Stock heats Heat 1; 38 Josh Sewell, 75 Jerry Miller, 48 Robert Kelm, 40 Dakota Hurley, 19b Jennie Barber, 19 Daniel Miller, 41t Elgin Tracy, 10 Scott Jerkins Heat 2; 13m Ben Mikulencak, 5 Dillon Gaither, 94 Allen Torres, 4d Dustin Hurley, 49k Katherine Keylich, 28 Chad Miller, bd1 Greg Carlucci Heat 3; 99 Tryton Temple, 30 Riley Heil, 3 Ryan Doyon, 36 George Quintanilla, m13 Jeremy Watson, 8 Brandon Gaither, 20r Randall Rydl Ervin Ekes out Sport Compact Clash It was another exciting finish in the 20-lap Sport Compact Feature with 23 cars starting. Justin Sitterle led lap 1 with Jamie Garner, Robert Fox, George Compton and Johnny Ervin in tow. Defending track champ, Garner quickly got by Sitterle for the top spot on lap 2 while Michael Burris sr. made his way up to third. On a restart Sitterle, Ervin and Burris sr. were three wide for second as Garner eased away. Ervin made his way to second leaving Burris sr., Fox, Compton and Scott Lesher battling for third. Burris sr. slipped and fell back out of that battle. At halfway it was Garner, Ervin, Fox, Compton and Lesher in the top five. After a caution for Dalton McDonald, Garner was called for jumping the restart, a rule that was stressed in the drivers meeting, and sent to the back. This left Ervin on the point for the restart. The top five of Ervin, Fox, Compton, Lesher and Brandon McCall, in a borrowed car, broke away from the pack. As Fox, Compton and Lesher battled for second, Fox knocked an infield on track setting up a two lap shootout. Ervin got away on green but Compton made a last lap charge but it was Ervin in the Rockin E Designs, M&M Automotive, Smokin Enterprise, raceontexas, Rachel Plant Picture Taker, ChevyFord Motorplex, 2003 Chevy Cavalier, by a fender snagging the win. Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 44 Johnny Ervin, 29t George Compton, 25 Robert Fox, 14/57 Brandon McCall, 18 Michael Burris sr., 1 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 33 Jamie Garner, 38 Kirk Ball, 5L Scott Lesher, 01 Adolph Tracy, 01g Adam Tracy, 23 Kasey Krauss, 7L Jordan Albert, 95m Daniel Lopez, 93 Colton Borlace, 6p Levi Hernandez, 4t Marcus Rivera, 81 Michael Burris jr., 88 Justin Sitterle, 17 Dalton McDonald, 11j Josh Jones, 75 Ethan Jenkins, 57/14 Trevor Bettis---dns Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 88 Justin Sitterle, 18 Michael Burris sr., 44 Johnny Ervin, 23 Kasey Krauss, 01g Adam Tracy, 17 Dalton McDonald, 93 Colton Borlace, 4t Marcus Rivera Heat 2; 25 Robert Fox, 29 George Compton, 1 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 81 Michael Burris jr., 11j Josh Jones, 14 Brandon McCall, 7L Jordan Albert, 95m Daniel Lopez Heat 3 33 Jamie Garner, 5 Scott Lesher, 57 Trevor Bettis 75 Ethan Jenkins, 38 Kirk Ball, 6p Levi Hernandez, 01 Adolph Tracy Russ Parker Construction Go-Karts Senior Division; Caylor Nesloney, Peyton Jones, Ryker Hernandez, Charles Flanagan Junior Division; Cody Clegg, Levi McDaniel, Samuel Markgraf, Gaige Whitaker, Aubry Moore, Johnny Ervin Youth Division; Blaine Markgraf, Cheston Markgraf, Gabriel Soliz(DQ-tech)
  12. i-37 updates 6-29-19

    Limited Late Model heats Heat 1 22t Tommy Grimes 53x Matt Fox 3 Sammy Smith 84 Patrick Kelly 9 Pete Arce 14 Gary Hunter 57sr John Kelly sr Heat 2 99 Frank Okruhlik 57 Jason Kelly 18 Shane Moore 5 DJ Schroat 86 Bob Henderson 95 Jerry Jones
  13. I-37 speedway updates 6-15-19

    Sport Modified heats Heat 1 11t Tom Grothues 08 Frank Okruhlik 55 Rusty Head 14 Trent Beaver 51 Jeremy Hernandez Heat 2 66 Johnny Torres 94 Allen Torres 2 Talon Minten 03 Marcus Mikulencak 7d Derrick Gonzalez
  14. Pure Stock King of the Hill/Go-Kart Meet-n-Greet@ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 6/1/19 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(June, 1st, 2019) With IMCA Modifieds off this weekend it was time for the little guys to have their night in the spotlight with a Meet-n-Greet for the Go-kart kids at intermission. Normally it's the regular drivers handing out hero cards to the kids, this time it was the kids handing them out, to both big and littler kids. Also on the nights agenda was a King of the Hill race for the Pure Stock class giving an opportunity to go one-on-one with another driver in a two lap shootout. What would the odds be that the two finalists, were the Torres brothers, Johnny and Allen for family bragging rights. Interestingly enough there were no side bets between the two. Blaylock Blasts to Sportmod win Coming to green in the 20-lap Sport Modified main, polesitter Trent Beaver was slow to take off scattering the field. Anthony Gordon wasn't so lucky and plowed Beaver ending his night. Beaver would be able to continue, but a constant share of lost sheet metal/debris cautions would pit him later. Once under green it was Blaylock, making his first trip to I-37 Speedway in several years, getting the lead trailed by Talon Minten, Frank Okruhlik, Chris Swenson and Tom Grothues. Jared Maupin took fifth from Grothues then began swapping fourth with Swenson for a couple laps. After a restart for sheet metal salvage, Johnny Torres and Maupin got past Swenson. At halfway it was Blaylock, easing away, T. Minten, Okruhlik, Maupin and Torres in the top five. A mid race caution, for more racecar parts, erased Blaylocks half straightaway lead. Once back to green Maupin and Torres took third, fourth from Okruhlik. Torres got side by side with Maupin and got the spot then began working on T. Minten. In the meantime Blaylock was checking out again on his way to the victory in his Monster Energy, RL Walker Transport, Haul Max of Texas, KMO Music, Brandt Electrical Service, Dark Horse Racing Shocks, Robby Crabtree Motorsports, Fletcher Race Engine by Ricky Blaylock, IRP Chassis. “This is the first time I've been here in about three years,” replied Blaylock. “I think the last time we were here it rained out. Going by the videos I've know the track conditions are and what it's been like. I just happened to bring the right set up.” “These ¼ mile tracks with no walls suit my driving style a little better. I don't really like tracks that are closed in all the way around. I just feel more comfortable out here.” “Normally I might look for guys like Johnny(Torres) coming from behind. Tonight it was kind of a one lane track,so I knew they'd have to do something pretty spectacular to get around me. I wasn't going to give up the top line. I left it the back of my head that there may be some sort of slide job or Hail Mary. I was just concentrating on checking out running my own race.” “On that start he(Trent Beaver) went, then stopped, then went again. I pulled into another lane and wasn't sure what he was doing. I got a free lane of traffic and just went for it. It was a good, fast track, but one preferred groove up on top.” Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 9b Brandon Blaylock, 9/2 Talon Minten, 66 Johnny Torres, bd2 Jared Maupin, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 30 Chris Swenson, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 51 Jeremy Hernandez, bd4 Cheryl Gray, 14 Trent Beaver, 11 Tom Grothues, 24r Robby Minten, bd3 Eddy Ross, 22m Anthony Gordon, 2/9 Ray Doyon---dns Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 9/2 Talon Minten, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 14 Trent Beaver, 22m Anthony Gordon, 30 Chris Swenson, 11 Tom Grothues, 2/9 Ray Doyon---dns Heat 2; 66 Johnny Torres, 9b Brandon Blaylock, bd3 Eddy Ross, bd2 Jared Maupin, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 51 Jeremy Hernandez, 24 Robby Minten, bd4 Cheryl Gray Okruhlik Breaks Grimes Streak The start of the Limited Late Model feature saw Ron Sprayue get out first but it was Howie Marcx getting by in turns 3-4 to lead lap 1. Sprayue, Frank Okruhlik, Tommy Grimes and Jacob Crow fell in line. After a tangle between Spratue and Crow, Okruhlik got by Marcx on the restart to lead lap 2. Grimes followed Okruhlik past Marcx, and the chase was on. Okruhlik built almost a full straight on Grimes at halfway with a similar gap to Marcx and Jason Kelly battling for third. Grimes tried to cut the distance the last half of the race, but it was Okruhlik, in a newly purchased car out of the Henderson stable, taking the win. Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 99f Frank Okruhlik, 22t Tommy Grimes, 13 Howie Marcx, 57 Jason Kelly, 42 Ron Sprayue, 95 Jerry Jones, 8 Jacob Crow, 6p Jeremy Hernandez---dns Limited Late Model heat Heat 1; 22t Tommy Grimes, 57 Jason Kelly, 99f Frank Okruhlik, 13 Howie Marcx, 8 Jacob Crow, 42 Ron Sprayue, 95 Jerry Jones, 6p Jeremy Hernandez Gordon Golden in Street Stock Stampede The Street Stock 20-lapper fired off with Anthony Gordon into turn 1 first. It was Wade Jones, Mike Trigg and Cody Leonard three wide for second coming off turn 2. Leonard got a run on Gordon coming to the line but a caution flew. On the restart Jones got by Leonard and along side Gordon for the lead getting the spot on lap 2. The top four began to pull away with Jones and Gordon nose to tail and Leonard staying glued to Trigg's rear bumper, with Mike Lyon in fifth. Jones caught lapped traffic and tried to change his line in turns 3-4 and looped it for a caution, putting Gordon on point for the restart. Leonard tried to keep the pressure on Gordon, while Jones quickly worked back up. At the white flag Gordon had about six car lengths on Leonard that he held for the win in the Alamo Hot Rod Parts, All in Designs, Dewalt Tools, 8T1 Construction, crate powered, Dog House Chassis. Alamo Hot Rod Parts Street Stocks 22m Anthony Gordon, 93 Cody Leonard, 4t Mike Trigg, 41 Wade Jones, 20 Mike Lyon, 81 Tony Bernal, 27 Megan LeStourgeon, 4 Dwayne Markgraf, 3 Brent Guillory, 48 Robby Minten, 43 Aaron Leddy, 95 Sterling Tausch, 69s Darin Blevins—bf(rough driving), 22p Michale Pesek---dns Street Stock heats Heat 1; 22m Anthony Gordon, 4t Mike Trigg, 69s Darin Blevins, 81 Tony Bernal, 95 Sterling Tausch, 4 Dwayne Markgraf, 22p Michale Pesek---dns Heat 2; 93 Cody Leonard, 41 Wade Jones, 48 Robby Minten, 20 Mike Lyon, 43 Aaron Leddy, 3 Brent Guillory, 27 Megan LeStourgeon Torres Takes Two The 20-lap, 22-car Pure Stock feature started off in slam-bang fashion with a big pile up in turn 2 ending the night of several drivers. On the second try it was Dustin Hurley jumping out front chased by Tryton Temple, Dillon Gaither, William Saunders and Kenny Wright. Gaither and Saunders ran door to door until Robby Minten expired a motor for caution on lap 2. On the restart Allen Torres got a huge run up top going three wide with Johnny Torres and Wright for fifth. Up front Temple was pressuring Hurley for the lead and got under him to take the top spot on lap 6. Behind them, A. Torres was continuing his charge getting by Gaither and Saunders for third. Now the lead group was in traffic with A. Torres and Hurley going three abreast past a slower car with A. Torres getting second. At the crossed flags it was A. Torres getting around Temple, Gaither, Wright and J. Torres in the top five. After a couple caution for spins, A. Torres started to creep away from Temple while J. Torres took third from Gaither. Coming to the checkers it was A. Torres with a comfortable lead over Temple cruising to the win the Allens 24/7 Towing, All in Designs, Scott Ball Racing, crate powered, Nova. “I moved to the top and it just stuck,” explained A. Torres. “I tried the bottom and it just spun the tires so I moved up. On that restart I was afraid of someone moving up in me and pushing me off the track. I was close to wall a couple times.” “I was just hoping that Tryton(Temple) would stay to the middle/bottom. He did and gave me the room I needed to say up top. I was anticipating Johnny coming up and just waiting for him.” “We sure hope that we've got our early season bad luck out of the way..” All in Design Pure Stocks 94 Allen Torres, 99t Tryton Temple, 26br Johnny Torres, 5 Dillon Gaither, 68 Kenny Wright, 4d Dustin Hurley, 49k Michael Keylich, 98 William Saunders, m13 Jeremy Watson, 18jr Ramon Sevilla, 51 Albert Medellin, 10 Scott Jerkins, 22r Ronnie Sparks, 19 Daniel Miller, 63 Joe Dee Johnson, 41t Elgin Tracy, 75 Jerry Miller, 3 Robby Minten, 48 Robert Kelm, 9s Jarrett Payton, bd1 Jared Maupin, 17 Casey Lowe Pure Stock King of the Hill Allen Torres vs Johnny Torres final It was an all Torres King of the Hill shootout with Allen starting inside, Johnny outside. Allen was off turn 2 with a slight lead. Johnny crossed over in turn 3 to duck inside with the two side by side at the white flag. Johnny had a small advantage, but Allen powered by on the top in turns 3-4 to beat Johnny by a fender. “We make bets, but there was no bets this time,”added A.Torres. “He's a better dry slick driver. It was kind of slicked up the bottom and I thought for sure he would beat me. I got him!.” Pure Stock B-main(top 7 to A-main) 49k Michael Keylich, 17 Casey Lowe, 18jr Ramon Sevilla, 10 Scott Jerkins, m13 Jeremy Watson, 63 Joe Dee Johnson, 19 Daniel Miller, 28 Chad Miller, 38 Sonny Kinnaman, 25t Travis Slavik, 77 Craig Rice Pure Stock heats(top 5 to A-main) Heat 1; 4d Dustin Hurley, bd1 Jared Maupin, 26br Johnny Torres, 68 Kenny Wright, 9s Jarrett Payton, 49k Michael Keylich, 10 Scott Jerkins, 38r Sonny Kinnaman, 25t Travis Slavik Heat 2; 94 Allen Torres, 99 Tryton Temple, 5 Dillon Gaither, 41t Elgin Tracy, 51 Albert medellin, 17 Casey Lowe, 18jr Ramon Sevilla, m13 Jeremy Watson, 63 Joe Dee Johnson Heat 3; 75 Jerry Miller, 3r Robby Minten, 98 William Saunders, 48 Robert Kelm, 28r Ronnie Sparks, 28 Chad Miller, 19 Daniel Miller, 77 Craig Rice McCall Master of Sport Compacts Brandon McCall picked up his first win of the season leading all but one lap in the 20-lap Sport Compact feature. McCall was first to turn 1 on the second try with Johnny Ervin, Kasey Krauss, Ronnie Schoenfeldt and Michael Burris sr. in pursuit. Ervin was able to sneak by McCall after a quick caution for debris, but McCall retook the top spot a lap later. Behind them Burris sr and Schoenfeldt were side by side with Kirk Ball and Krauss door to door. A series of yellows slowed the action with Ball not only losing spots, but a lap along the way. The yellows gave Jamie Garner a chance to make his way into the top five finally getting by Krauss for third while the lead duo checked out. Garner was able to reel in Ervin who was losing ground to McCall as the laps clicked off. Coming to the finish it was McCall by half straightaway in the Freddy Harris Sand & Clay, Bettis Boat & RV Storage, Wilburn Steel, D&D Hydraulics, picking up the win in the Hyundai Tiburon. “It's always good to get the first win of the season out of the way,” said McCall. “I'd like to thank D&D Hydraulics for coming on board this year. William Saunders and I did a little work the last couple weeks and it paid off. Hard work pays off.” “I always wonder where those VW's are at. I saw Kirk(Ball) got hung up on a tire and was looking for Jamie(Garner). I heard on the raceciever during the last restart, “the 33 behind the 44”, So I knew he was coming.” “I was watching the two races before us and the bottom just wasn't there. I tried it one time and it didn't come off the corner like I wanted it to. I knew I had to move up then. If I couldn't come off the bottom I knew they'd have hard time getting by me down there.” “The class is growing real good. We've got some new guys and up-n-comers coming along. Johnny Ervin gave me a good run for my money for a few laps. It all worked out good.” Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 14 Brandon McCall, 33 Jamie Garner, 44 Johnny Ervin, 23 Kasey Krauss, 1 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 5L Scott Lesher, 29t George Compton, 4 Cody Earnhardt, 95m Daniel Lopez, 38 Kirk Ball, 6p Levi Hernandez, 11j Josh Jones, 18 Michael Burris sr., 01 Adolph Tracy, 81 Michael Burris jr., 93 Colton Borlace, 88 Justin Sitterle, 01g Adam Tracy Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 14 Brandon McCall, 18 Michael Burris sr., 1 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 29t George Compton, 88 Justin Sitterle, 01g Adam Tracy, 6p Levi Hernandez, 95m Daniel Lopez, 01 Adolph Tracy Heat 2; 23 Kasey Krauss, 44 Johnny Ervin, 38 Kirk Ball, 5L Scott Lesher, 33 Jamie Garner, 81 Michael Burris jr., 4 Cody Earnhardt, 11j Josh Jones, 93 Colton Borlace Russ Parker Construction Go-Karts Senior Division; Peyton Jones, Charles Flanagan, Ryker Hernandez, Tanner Pesek. Hanna Miller, Makayla Trimble Junior Division; Cody Clegg, Makenzie Pesek, Gaige Whitaker, Bentley Day Youth Division; Cheston Markgraf, Blaine Markgraf, Berkley Keylich
  15. I-37 speedway updates 6/1/19

    Limited Late Model heat Heat 1 22t Tommy Grimes 57 Jason Kelly 99f Frank Okruhlik 13 Howie Marcx 8 Jacob Crow 42 Ron Sprayue 95 Jerry Jones 6p Jeremy Hernandez
  16. I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 4/27/19 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX., (April 27th, 2019) After some scheduled off weeks and a rain out, I-37 Speedway was back in action Saturday night. Tonight all six classes(IMCA Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Sport Compacts,) plus the kids Go-Karts were scheduled. Kid Cody Captures Modified Cash Borrowed car? No Problem. If you put young gun Cody Leonard(Sinton) in anything, he'll make it go fast. Last weekend Leonard broke a motor during hot laps at a race at Texana Raceway. Marcus Berndt stepped up and let Leonard jump in his his car for the feature, which he won. Tonight Leonard, who started ninth, took the lead from Bill Pittaway after halfway then motored on to the win. Landon Bednarz got a big jump on green as the outside line slowed, but it was Pittaway getting by to lead lap 1 with Bednarz, Donald Banker, Dillon Tindall and Leonard in pursuit. Leonard quickly picked off a couple spots for third and moved up top to get along side Banker for second bringing Tindall along to third. At the crossed flags it was Pittaway. Leonard, Tindall, Banker and Rick Green in the top five. Pittaway and Leonard went three wide by a lapped car with Leonard getting the point on lap 12. Leonard then opened up an advantage on Pittaway while Tindall and Banker swapped third. At the checkers it was Leonard in the All Out Towing, Lone Star 600, Swenson Racing Shocks, five1seven Designs, Performance Race Engineering, PRC Carburetors, AARE powered, Billsbilt Chassis scoring another win. Jay Hallas photo “We blew my car up last week at Texana and Marcus came through and asked me to drive his car,” explained Leonard. “I'm real grateful for that. We won last weekend in it and he asked me to drive it again this weekend. We're two for two now.” “I'm down to just one class right now. The Mod and Sport Mod are blown up, no Street Stock, no Late Model ride tonight. It's a lot less stressful and more fun. It hurts a little not knowing what the track is doing when running other classes, but I can focus more on one car and stay consistent.” “From where Marcus had the car it was pretty much spot on, set-up wise. We made a couple changes in Edna last week. We just adjusted to the track conditions. From where he had it to where I have mine, it's pretty much identical.” “We're hoping to drop the motor in the Modified this week. We don't have one for the Sport Modified yet. We don't know on that one yet, we'll see.” “I enjoy watching one of my friends drive and win, more than me winning in it,” added car owner Berndt. “I have to thank a great group of people that help with this car and my girlfriend, Denise, for putting up with this and me falling asleep in the shop working on it.” “Cody's motor blew up in Edna last weekend during hot laps. I gave him the opportunity to drive it. He did a helluva job. He wasn't going to have a car ready for tonight so I let him drive it again. Here we are, two for two.” Simpson Race Products IMCA Modifieds 44/12 Cody Leonard, 137 Bill Pittaway, 86 Dillon Tindall, 377 Donald Banker, 82 Rick Green, 129 Jamie Campbell, 16 Landon Bednarz, 55 Rick Talley, 27 Justin Delgado, 47 Danny Schroat, 31m Marlin Samford---dntg, 2j James Samford---dns IMCA Modified heats Heat 1; 137 Bill Pittaway, 377 Donald Banker, 44/12 Cody Leonard, 16 Landon Bednarz, 31m Marlin Samford, 47 Danny Schroat Heat 2; 86 Dillon Tindall, 82 Rick Green, 129 Jamie Campbell, 55 Rick Talley, 27 Justin Delgado, 2j James Samford Mikulencak Muscles up for For Sport Mod Money It's been a while since the young Mikulencak(Corpus Christi) picked up an I-37 Speedway victory. Marcus, who's been running an IMCA Modified on occasion, found his way to the winners circle after a good battle with Johnny Torres, who was bitten by bad luck again. As the 16-car field took the green it was J. Torres grabbing the top spot chased by Mikulencak, Frank Okruhlik, Talon Minten and Allen Torres. As J. Torres pulled out to a lead, Chris Swenson was working his way up past A. Torres and T. Minten. As the race neared midway, Mikulencak changed his line moving up top. The change gave Mikulencak a good run and allowed him to close in on J. Torres. A quick debris caution slowed the action and back under green it was J. Torres, Mikulencak, with Swenson, Okruhlik and Jared Maupin three wide for third. Trent Beaver joined that battle putting a slide job on Maupin for fifth. Mikulencak was back on top and challenging J. Torres for the lead with Okruhlik and Swenson wheel to wheel for third. Using the high line, Mikulencak was able to go around J. Torres for the lead on lap 15. Okruhlik slipped in turns 3-4, with Beaver and Maupin capitalizing going past he and Swenson for third and fourth. J. Torres' night ended on lap 18 when he broke a transmission while holding on to second, at the same time Swenson slowed too. This left Mikulencak alone out front in his Wrap It Up Designs, Partners Chevrolet, Ace Transmission, Precision Welding, Hudgeons Paint & Body, Swenson Racing Shocks, powered Rush Chassis for the win. “It's been too long since I've won a race here,” commented Mikulencak. “We haven't run too much this season. This is our first race here with this car, this season other than the Corpus show. I've run the Modified here. It's just something to play with when I have nothing else to drive.” “The top in (turns)1-2 was so slick that I didn't want to burn the car up running it too hard, too early. At first I went up there and Johnny kind of drove off, so I went to the bottom. It wasn't that good for my car. I went back up top and kind of cruised the first half of the race.” “I felt like my car was good enough up there and I started catching him. I waited a bit and decided it was time to make a move. I was thinking he was saving his car too and saw him on the bottom. I thought we were both saving our stuff. I didn't know he broke, Once I felt I had the lead I was just trying not to make any mistakes.” Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 14 Trent Beaver, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 24r Robby Minten, 2 Talon Minten, 94 Allen Torres, 30 Chris Swenson, 9 Ray Doyon, 5r Ryan Doyon, 51 Jeremy Hernandez, bd4 Cheryl Gray, 66 Johnny Torres, 21c Barry Codling, 11 Tom Grothues, bd2 Jared Maupin---dq(tech), 22m Anthony Gordon---dns Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 66 Johnny Torres, 9 Ray Doyon, 94 Allen Torres, 21c Barry Codling, 5r Ryan Doyon, bd4 Cheryl Gray Heat 2; 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 2 Talon Minten, 24r Robby Minten, 14 Trent Beaver, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 51 Jeremy Hernandez Heat 3; 08 Frank Okruhlik, 30 Chris Swenson, bd2 Jared Maupin, 11 Tom Grothues, 22m Anthony Gordon Grimes Goes Green to Checkers It was a short field and shortened race, but Tommy Grimes(San Antonio) grabbed the early lead while Marcus Mikulencak, Jason Kelly and Howie Marcx went three wide to settle the runner up spot. Grimes quickly pulled away, but a misfire was his biggest obstacle in the last half of the 12-lapper. He was able to make it last to the checkers for the victory in the Tracy Rail Service, Howell Crane & Rigging, All in Designs, Longs Race Engines, Shaw Chassis. Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 22t Tommy Grimes, 57 Jason Kelly, 93 Marcus Mikulencak, 13 Howie Marcx, 1x Andrew Hesler---dns Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 22t Tommy Grimes, 93m Marcus Mikulencak, 57 Jason Kelly, 13 Howie Marcx, 1x Andrew Hesler---dntg Jones-Gordon Joust for Street Supremacy Put two of the fastest drivers, in two of the fastest cars, neither wanting to give an inch, on the front row and the sparks are probably going to fly. And so it was as the 20-lap Street Stock feature took the green. Anthony Gordon got the jump on Wade Jones off turn 4 coming to the flag. Jones, who felt he got squeezed up, gave Gordon a tap in turn 1 sending both around and the field scattering. Gordon was able to reline on the restart while Jones had to pit with a flat and restart at the tail. The second start saw Gordon get out ahead of Mike Lyon, Aaron Leddy, Justin Boop and Kyle Speer. Behind them, Jones was quickly working his way back up. A lap 3 caution restacked the pack with Jones going from sixth to second on green as Speer, Lyon and Ju. Boop were three wide for third. At halfway it was Gordon, Jones closing in, Ju. Boop, Speer and Lyon in the top five when yellow waved. Once back to green the two leaders eased away from from the trio swapping third. As Gordon and Jones caught traffic they high-lowed a slower car, Jones got turned by the lapped car for a lap 16 caution. Jones was able to retake his spot and the fight was on as green waved again. Jones gave Gordon a quick look low. With two to go Jones got inside Gordon in turns 1-2 and swapped a little paint. Gordon tried to return the favor in turns 3-4, but turned Jones in the process for a lap 18 yellow. Gordon was sent to the back for contact. On the final restart it was Jones quickly motoring away unchallenged while Gordon fought his way back into the top five. Jones(Jourdanton), in the Opiela Mechanical, SABFI Transportation, Mission Racing, Camaro got the win easily. Gordon pulled up on the front stretch with Jones. A few words were exchanged, a little push, but cooler heads prevailed and later the two shook hands and discussed things. “I have to thank my grandpa for busting his butt year after year on this car” said Jones. “This wouldn't be possible without him and my sponsors. The track was smooth and fast, kudos to to I-37 for giving us a great track.” “I felt he pushed me up to the wall on the start and I just wanted to let him know I was there in turn 1. The last thing I wanted to do was spin us both in front of the field. After pitting I didn't think getting back to the front was going to be an option.” “I was kind of anticipating a little pay pack at the end and it happened. Just so happened in my favor with two laps to go. The incident on the front stretch kind of caught me off guard. I respect Anthony, he’s got it figured out, but when the adrenaline is rushing it all happens so fast and the first thought is to separate space. We talked a little afterwards and hey, it was fun, I’d do it all over again.” Alamo Hot Rod Parts Street Stocks 41 Wade Jones, 72 Justin Boop, 20 Mike Lyon, 52 Kyle Speer, 22m Anthony Gordon, 95 Sterling Tausch, 3 Daniel Gaudette, 67 Joe Boop, 81 Tony Bernal, 51 Elgin Tracy, 93 Aaron Leddy, 69 Darin Blevins, 4 Dwayne Markgraf Street Stock heats Heat 1; 22m Anthony Gordon, 81 Tony Bernal, 93 Aaron Leddy, 52 Kyle Speer, 67 Joe Boop, 95 Sterling Tausch, 69s Darin Blevins Heat 2; 41 Wade Jones, 20 Mike Lyon, 72 Justin Boop, 4 Dwayne Markgraf, 3d Daniel Gaudette, 51 Elgin Tracy Maupin Motors to Pure Pay Day Jared Maupin(Weslaco) used a late caution, in a time shortened event, to spoil Caitlin Leonard's opportunity for her first ever win. Despite some major front end damage, a slowly deflating left front, Maupin got by Leonard with two to go and then held off Leonard's last lap charge to take the win in the Grays Recycling, Big Dog Racing, All In Designs, Robby Adams powered, Holy Moly Chassis. Twenty-six cars started the scheduled 25-lap Pure Stock rumble. As one would expect it was a rough-n-tumble affair. In a twist, Robby Minten started dead last with the track awarding $5/car passed to the 50/50 winner at the end of the race. That almost paid off big, but a slide job gone wrong ended Minten's night early. On the start it looked like it would be Dustin Hurley's race as he quickly jumped into the lead trailed by Leonard, Tryton Temple, Johnny Westfall and Dillon Gaither. As Hurley inched ahead there was plenty of three wide action as the pack sorted out. Hurley caught an early break when he looped it in turn 2, but Jerry Miller and Scott Jerkins tangled in turn 3 for a caution that saved Hurley. After a series of yellows/restarts, Maupin was moving up from his thirteenth starting spot using the top, followed by Minten coming along on the high side. Hurley's luck ended on lap 7 when he spun again in turn 2 handing the lead to Leonard. A couple more cautions and the 30 minute time limit came with officials calling for five laps to go. On that restart Minten tried to do a dive bomb slide job, but half spun collecting Maupin and a couple others. Maupin was able to continue and began trying the high side on the restart. Maupin got along side Leonard for lead on the back stretch and took the point on lap 12. Leonard, still looking for her first ever win, tried to fight back on the bottom, but Maupin held the line. A late spin by Hurley, set up a one-lap shootout to the checkers that saw Leonard give Maupin a good look and little tap in turns 3-4 but to no avail as Maupin took the win by a car length. “We were rolling the bottom pretty good picking off one car at a time” replied Maupin. I finally had to try something else to get around the top 5. At about half way I knew I had a tire going down that was hurting my exit, but I just kept pushing. Luckily we found some moisture up top and just had our car hooked up. Caitlin had an awesome run and she’s just getting quicker and quicker, so my hats off to her. I gotta thank Skip Gray for the opportunity to drive his race cars. Also, Joe Martin, my dad and my brother Dustin,” All in Design Pure Stocks bd1 Jared Maupin, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 99 Tryton Temple, 14 Lynn Fox, 91 Johnny Westfall, 48 Robert Kelm, 36 George Quintanilla, 25t Travis Slavik, 98 William Saunders, 5 Dillon Gaither, 49 Michael Keylich, 98r Derek Remmers, 75 Jerry Miller, 15 William Cavender, 22r Ronnie Sparks, 44k Katherine Keylich, 68 Kenny Wright, 19 Daniel Miller, 4d Dustin Hurley, 3 Robby Minten, 17 Casey Lowe, 10 Scott Jerkins, 38 Sonny Kinneman, 9b Gary Butler, 51 Albert Medellin, 09 Clint Montaino Pure Stock heats Heat 1; 4d Dustin Hurley, bd1 Jared Maupin, 91 Johnny Westfall, 51 Albert Medellin, 49k Michael Keylich, 48 Robert Kelm, 17 Casey Lowe, 15 William Cavender Heat 2; 9c Caitlin Leonard, 99 Tryton Temple, 36 George Quintanilla, 09 Clint Montanio, 75 Jerry Miller, 9b Gary Butler,, 19 Daniel Miller, 38 Sonny Kinneman, 3 Ryan Doyon---dns Heat 3; 3r Robby Minten, 5 Dillon Gaither, 14f Lynn Fox, 98 William Saunders, 44k Katherine Keylich, 98r Derek Remmers, 25t Travis Slavik, 22r Ronnie Sparks, 10 Scott Jerkins First Ever for Ervin in Sport Compacts Johnny Ervin(Adkins) added to the list of drivers picking up their first ever wins at I-37 Speedway in the 20-lap Sport Compact feature. At the start it was Jamie Garner with the early lead with Kasey Krauss and Ervin side by side for second, George Compton and Michael Burris. Kirk Ball began moving up getting by Burris and Compton for fourth as the lead trio broke away. Ervin was able to get Garner for the lead on lap 4 leaving Garner and Krauss side by side. Ervin built a slight lead while Garner and Krauss were three wide in lapped traffic. As the laps wound down Garner and Krauss reeled Ervin back in. With two to go the top three were nose to tail for the lead. As the white flag waved Garner tried to look inside while Krauss went all the way to the top. It was almost three wide coming to the checkers with Ervin holding on for the win in the Rockin E Designs, M&M Automotive, Smokin Enterprise, raceontexas, Rachel Plant Picture Taker, ChevyFord Motorplex, 2003 Chevy Cavalier. “This is my first year and my fourth race,” exclaimed Ervin. “I had a good group of guys in the Sport Compact class that have kind of taken me under their wings and taught me a little of the tricks. Not all, but I'm trying to learn as I go.” “I could feel them behind me. I pulled away and I could hear them coming back. I felt them tap me and I knew not to give that inside line up. I had to protect the line after leading all those laps to get the win.” Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 44 Johnny Ervin, 33 Jamie Garner, 23 Kasey Krauss, 38 Kirk Ball, 29t George Compton, 81 Michael Burris, 11j Josh Jones, 8 Adolph Tracy, 6p Levi Hernandez, 25 Robert Fox, 14 Brandon McCall, 30 Charles Earnhardt, 15 Devon Surritt, 1rk Robert Kelm----DQ, 5l Scott Lesher—dns Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 33 Jamie Garner, 23 Kasey Krauss, 29t George Compton, 81 Michael Burris, 1rk Robert Kelm, 8 Adolph Tracy, 25 Robert Fox, 6p Levi Hernandez Heat 2; 44 Johnny Ervin, 38 Kirk Ball, 15 Devon Surritt, 11j Josh Jones, 5l Scott Lesher, 14 Brandon McCall, 30 Charles Earnhardt---dntg Russ Parker Construction Go-Karts Senior Division; Peyton Jones, Ryker Hernandez, Trinity Hill, Tanner Pesek, Hanna Miller, Charles Flanagan, Makayla Trimble Junior Division; Cody Clegg, Kloe Helms, Levi McDonald, Makenzie Pesek, Gaige Whitaker, James Little, Dusty Wilcox Youth Division; Blaine Markgraf, Cheston Markgraf, Berkley Keylich
  17. I-37 Speedway updates 4/27/19

    Limited Late Model heats Heat 1 22t Tommy Grimes 93m Marcus Mikulencak 57 Jason Kelly 13 Howie Marcx 1x Andrew Hesler---dntg
  18. Super Late Models @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 4/6/19 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(April 6th, 2019) The Southern Texas Late Model Series was scheduled to open its season with its only scheduled event at I-37 Speedway this year. With a bad forecast and weather in the area track officials and series promoter, Kody Hardage, opted to drop the 'points' race on the semi-banked, ¼ mile, dirt oval. But racers being racers still wanted to race, so a non-series points race was posted for those willing to risk the travel. Still on everyone's mind was two-time and defending series champion, GW Egbert, who was seriously injured while driving his Modified last month. This was reflected in the Super Late Model purse, with $717 to win. Not being a series race, Hardage, who had 'retired' picked and hired gun to drive, stepped back in the car, honoring Egbert with his 717 number. Hardage may reconsider that the decision after bicycling his car and taking a nasty tumble in the feature. Fortunately he was alright, though the car, not so much. Also in action were the IMCA Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Sport Compacts. The Limited Late Models and Go-Karts had the night off. Early in the season the track surface has been nearly impeccable providing some of the best racing in years. Last lap passes for the lead, side by side finishes determined by a nose and last race where the lead duo in the IMCA Modifieds exchanged slide jobs and crossovers the final five circuits. How do you top that? Well how about not one, but three, first time ever winners. One of which was an extremely emotional and popular victory, not only on the track, but more importantly, personal life. Horner Hustles to Super Late Model Win Making the long haul from the Houston area, Colton Horner(Katy) showed his stuff in the 20-lap main event. Horner battled it out with local hotshoe Cody Leonard throughout the entire event that was halted for red flag when Kody Hardage, bicycled in turn 1 the took a wild ride just before halfway. At the start it was Horner getting by Leonard off turn 2 trailed by Leonard, Robbie Starnes, Talon Minten and Hardage. Leonard kept the pressure on Horner as the two pulled away. Leonard took several looks low off turn 4 while Hardage and Minten ran side by side for fourth. Horner edged ahead of Leonard before catching slower traffic giving Leonard the chance to close back up. As they started through traffic Hardage took his tumble going over a couple times on lap 8. Once back to green, Horner got a good jump and coming to the midway point it was Horner, Leonard, Starnes, Brandon Brzozowski and Minten. Leonard closed back up on Horner and began taking peeks off turn 4 and turn 2. Leonard at one time got along side, but Horner outran him down the back stretch. As the duo hit traffic again Horner got a little distance on Leonard and took home the victory in his Modern Motorsports, Houston Specialty Products, Hass Horizontal, Swift Springs, Gary Winger Shocks, Cornett powered, Black Diamond Chassis. “I was lucky to be able to get out front early and work the track,” replied Horner. “I was watching my signal guy and working the bottom. The track was great.” Horner donated his $717 winnings to help with medical expenses for GW Egbert. The 50/50 winner also gave her part of the $92 split pot to Egberts recovery fund. Super Late Model 56 Colton Horner, 48 Cody Leonard, 25 Robbie Starnes, 10-4 Brandon Brzozowski, 9 Talon Minten, 82 Jarred Stepanski, 93 Aaron Leddy, 717 Kody Hardage, 42 Ron Sprayue---dns Super Late Model heats Heat 1; 48 Cody Leonard, 9 Talon Minten, 717 Kody Hardage, 10-4 Brandon Brzozowski Heat 2; 56jr Colton Horner, 25 Robbie Starnes, 82 Jarred Stepanski, 93 Aaron Leddy, 42 Ron Sprayue---dns Morris Magnificent in Modifieds Everyone loves a first time winner, but when that person overcomes a handicap, even his competitors show their respect. Chris Morris(Taylor) picked up his first ever IMCA Modified feature win and win in life along the way. Using only hand controls, C. Morris dominated the 20-lapper and grabbed the victory much to the excitement of the crowd. There was hardly a dry eye in the place. C. Morris, who started ninth, saw the bottom open up on green and quickly moved up behind leader Jamie Campbell, Bill Pittaway, defending track champ Rick Green. C. Morris then picked off third from Green while Cody Leonard, Chris Carroll and Dillon Tindall went three wide for sixth. C. Morris wasted little time getting by Pittaway for second and on Campbell for the lead. Using the bottom, C. Morris got along side Campbell on lap 3 and had the top spot on lap 4, bringing Green along to second. From there C. Morris began to stretch out his advantage. At halfway it was C. Morris, Green, Pittaway, Campbell and Don Banker in the top five. In the field, Leonard, who denied C. Morris his first ever win in the season opener, was on the charge moving up to fourth. Stretching out his lead to a full straightaway, C. Morris only had slower traffic to contend with. Even that didn't deter him as he diced through, increasing his margin to a half track as the white flag waved. With the crowd on its feet, C. Morris crossed the line in his Volvo of Austin, Tina Reagan Realty, ACM Services, Opifex Equipment, Eightfold, Five Star Concrete, Bet All Racing, Austin Cutting & Coring, five1seven designs, crate powered, Lethal Chassis by David Stremme. “This new car from David Stremme is incredible,” exclaimed Morris. “It's certainly been a game changer in my program. We've been trying so hard and getting close so many times. To finally put it all together definitely made for an emotional night.” “I knew I had to get to the front quick otherwise I'd lose ground on the guys. Holes opened up on the inside where I could go good, it worked out perfect. We made it to the front in two or three laps and stayed up front from there. It was awesome, I just wanted to keep turning laps until I ran out of fuel.” “That race with Cody(Leonard) opening night was so fun. I may have come up short in that race, but it was a win in my book. We raced each other clean, it was fun, I had a blast. This race makes up for it. That race and this one are probably the top two races of my career.” “I try to focus on my own race and not look back for who's coming. I just make sure I hit my marks every lap. When I got up on the lappers I knew I just to pick my way through clean. It just all worked out good.” “To hear people like Kris Workman say that I'm an inspiration really humbles me. I'm glad that I can be that for people and show that just because you have a disability things can be done. You can do anything you want. I'm really looking forward to seeing Kris get in his car and get going again.” Simpson Race Products IMCA Modifieds 94 Chris Morris, 82 Rick Green, 137 Bill Pittaway, 12 Cody Leonard, 15 Chris Carroll, 29 Jamie Campbell, 377 Donald Banker, 1 Marcus Mikulencak, 55m Mike Morris, 141 Rob Sanderson, 16 Landon Bednarz, 27 Justin Delgado, 86 Dillon Tindall, 21 Jason Borlace, 151 Chris Jones---dns IMCA Modified heats Heat 1; 29 Jamie Campbell, 137 Bill Pittaway, 377 Donald Banker, 1 Marcus Mikulencak, 12 Cody Leonard, 16 Landon Bednarz, 27 Justin Delgado, 141 Rob Sanderson Heat 2; 94 Chris Morris, 82 Rick Green, 15 Chris Carroll, 86 Dillon Tindall, 21 Jason Borlace, 55m Mike Morris, 151 Chris Jones Beaver Breaks Through in Sport Modifieds Coming out of the asphalt ranks, Trent Beaver(China Grove) broke through for his first ever win in just a short time on dirt. Beaver took over the top spot from Jared Maupin on lap 3 and was able to pull away in the 20-lapper that went green to checkers without a caution. It was Maupin out front on green pursued by Beaver, with Robby Minten, Ryan Doyon and Eddy Ross three wide for third. Beaver ran up on Maupin with the two wheel to wheel for two laps before Beaver secured the spot on lap 4. By lap 5 the top four of Beaver, Maupin, Doyon and R. Minten had broken away from the pack. Joe Aramendia did a half spin and forced Jake Kruger to take evasive action as they battled for sixth. Both took a side trip into the infield, but continued without caution. At halfway it was Beaver, Maupin, R. Minten, Doyon and Ross in the top five with Johnny Torres closing on Ross. The last half of the race saw Beaver continue to pull ahead of Maupin, while J. Torres got fifth from Ross. At the white flag Beaver had built a three-quarter straightaway lead and cruised to the checkers in the Beaver Heating & Air Conditioning, WW Bodies, Beaver Medical Group, Chris Brown Shocks, Audie Howell Crane & Rigging, PTS powered, Hughes by 89 Motorsports Chassis. “I give all the props to Steve Whiteaker,” stated Beaver. “He put this car together and I can't thank him enough. I started out on asphalt and those tracks closed so we jumped in one of these and have been doing pretty good. I've been in this car about a year and a half.” “The biggest transition is on asphalt you have to keep them pretty straight. In these you get them sideways. I just started hitting my marks and not worrying if anyone was coming. We have one hell of a set up on this car and I just let it work. All I have to do is get behind the wheel.” Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 14 Trent Beaver, bd2 Jared Maupin, 24r Robby Minten, 5r Ryan Doyon, 66 Johnny Torres, 30 Chris Swenson, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 12r Roly Rodriguez, 94 Allen Torres, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 137/12 Cody Leonard, 1 Jake Kruger, L87 Joe Aramendia, bd3 Eddy Ross, 31L Sherrill Lewis, bd4 Cheryl Gray, 2 Talon Minten, 11t Tom Grothues, 56 Broc Bowen, 22t Tommy Grimes---dns, 137 Bill Pittaway---dns Sport Modified heats Heat 1; bd2 Jared Maupin, 5r Ryan Doyon, L87 Joe Aramendia, 56 Broc Bowen, 66 Johnny Torres, 137 Bill Pittaway, 94 Allen Torres Heat 2; bd3 Eddy Ross, 12r Roly Rodriguez, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 11t Tom Grothues, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 30 Chris Swenson, 22t Tommy Grimes Heat 3; 14 Trent Beaver, 24r Robby Minten, 1 Jake Kruger, 12 Cody Leonard, bd4 Cheryl Gray, 2 Talon Minten Street Stocks Only three Street Stocks showed up, but it set up a fight between the two top contenders in the class, multi-time track champ Wade Jones(Jourdanton) and Anthony Gordon. Jones got the jump on green and slowly eased away from Gordon to get the win his Opiela Mechanical, SABFI Transportation, Camaro SABFI Transportation Street Stocks 41 Wade Jones, 22m Anthony Gordon, 81 Tony Bernal Temple Tops in Pure Corpus Christi's Tryton Temple became the third driver to snag his first ever victory driving a full size car. Coming from the Go-Kart ranks the young gun grabbed the lead at the start of the 20-lap feature. Chasing Temple were George Quintanilla, Dillon Gaither, Kenny Wright and Riley Heil. Gaither and Wright moved up to second and third while Johnny Torres and Jared Maupin were charging from mid-pack. Gaither put some pressure on Temple for the lead with the two making a little contact lapping a slower car. Slower traffic caused a multi-car tangle between Heil, Torres, Maupin, Michael Keylich and Ryan Doyon in turn 4. Wright and Gaither stayed door to door on the restart for several laps giving Temple some breathing room. At the crossed flags it was Temple, Gaither and Wright, still side by side, J. Torres and Dustin Hurley in the top five. Wright finally secured second with J. Torres up to third and Maupin to fifth. With five to go J. Torres and Maupin got past Wright for second and third as they tried to reel in Temple, who had built a margin. That duo was unable to close in enough to mount as challenge as Temple in the TTR Racing, KH Suspension, Blake Carburation, Stock Body Mania, L87 Speedway, AMSOIL, Destroyer Chassis held his lead for the victory. “It was a bunch of hard work and dedication,” commented the young Temple. “The car was just amazing. The set up my dad had on it was great. Hard work, dedication, blood, sweat and tears. We scale the car and work all week on it.” “It wasn't really much pressure(to stay up front), I knew I had a good car. As long as stayed up front no one could take control of the race. We've only run the slicks on this car so far. So there hasn't been adjustment coming from the treaded tires.” “I usually bring a lucky hat, but I didn't have it today. I've got my lucky helmet though. I got it at the Halloween race at L87 Speedway and put the mohawk on it. It brought us good luck. I won 9 races in a row. I decided to take it off one week and lost three in a row. I put it back on and started winning again. I'm never going to take it off.” All in Design Pure Stocks 99 Tryton Temple, 26br Johnny Torres, bd1 Jared Maupin, 5 Dillon Gaither, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 36 George Quintanilla, 10 Scott Jerkins, 68 Kenny Wright, 98r Derek Remmers, 12L Lisa Brzozowski, 22r Ronnie Sparks, 4d Dustin Hurley, 30 Riley Heil, 75 Jerry Miller, 49k Michael Keylich, 3 Ryan Doyon, 44k Katherine Keylich, 94 Allen Torres---dns 77 Craig Rice---dns Pure Stock heats Heat 1; 26br Johnny Torres, bd1 Jared Maupin, 98r Derek Remmers, 44k Katherine Keylich, 10 Scott Jerkins, 77 Craig Rice, 94 Allen Torres Heat 2; 36 George Quintanilla, 5 Dillon Gaither, 30 Riley Heil, 4d Dustin Hurley, 75 Jerry Miller, 12L Lisa Brzozowski Heat 3; 99 Tryton Temple, 68 Kenny Wright, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 3 Ryan Doyon, 49k Michael Keylich, 22r Ronnie Sparks Schoenbaum Shows Off in Sport Compacts Brian Schoenbaum(Killeen) on his track tour to support the Sport Compact class made the trip south to get out of the rain and had it pay off. After winning his heat race, Schoenbaum started on the pole along side two-time winner this year, Kirk Ball. Schoenbaum got the jump on green over Ball, defending track champ Jamie Garner, Ronnie Schoenfeldt and Brandon McCall. Schoenbaum eased away from Garner while McCall and Schoenfeldt ran side by side nearly the entire race battling for fourth. At the checkers it was Schoenbaum by a half straightaway in the Phils Motorsports, Central Cedar, Big A's BBQ, B&C Graphics, Twisted Phone, Spillman Excavating, five1seven Designs, Cedar View Homes, B&C Hydrographics, Bonham Recovery, Superior Steering Wheels, KR Promotions, Kernal Lees Kettle Corn, HD Chassis, Chevy Cavalier. “I've never expected this much success,” said Schoenbaum. “This is the fourth track I've won at this year. I'm just a guy that loves the sport and will drive out of my way to support it. “The weather got the best of the race tracks in the northern part of the state so I decided to punch in the address to the nearest track running sport compacts and headed south for I-37! Car was still loaded up even still had mud on it from RPM Speedway.” “I had no idea what to expect as I have never been there as a racer and only as a pit hand back in 2003. The staff was amazing! The fellow sport compact drivers were cordial. I shook about 20 different hands, gave away signed race photos to a few fans. Thanks to Rachel for checking me in and making sure I had a saved parking spot. Apparently you don't want to get stuck parking in the dungeon.” Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 33 Jamie Garner, 38 Kirk Ball, 14 Brandon McCall, 1 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 23 Kasey Krauss, 29 George Compton, 81 Michael Burris jr, 5L Scott Lesher, 93 Colton Borlace, 15 Devin Surritt, t15 Taylor Reyes, 88 Justin Sitterle, 44 Johnny Ervin Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 33 Jamie Garner, 5L Scott Lesher, 44 Johnny Ervin, 81 Michael Burris jr., 88 Justin Sitterle, 23 Kasey Krauss Heat 2; 38 Kirk Ball, 39 George Compton, 14 Brandon McCall, 1 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 93 Colton Borlace, t15 Taylor Reyes, 15 Devin Surritt---dns
  19. I-37 Speedway updates 3/16/19

    Street Stock heats Heat 1 41 Wade Jones 22m Anthony Gordon 19 Jarrett Barber 93 Aaron Leddy 81 Tony Bernal 20 Mike Lyon 64 Michael Harrell
  20. Practice Day @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 2/23/16 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(Feb. 23Rd, 2019) - It's time to kick off the 2019 racing season in south Texas. With some north Texas track kicking off their racing already running big pre-season shows, I-37 Speedway began its year with an open practice. Nearly 50 cars signed in to break in new cars or equipment, knock off the winter rust or just get the their first laps in. About the only class not attending was the full blown Sprint cars, but a few Mini-Sprints made laps. On hand were several of the track champions, including Rick Green(IMCA Modifieds), Johnny Torres(Sport Modified), who were last years champions. Luckily for Torres he was able to find a small piece of plastic clogging a carburetor jet, early in practice, without it being on a race night. Practice Pays Nothing. There were a few close calls and one minor incident resulting in some body damage, plus a few broken parts and thrown belts, but nothing major that stood out to me. In the IMCA Modifieds Green, Chris Carroll and Mark Carrell (Redmond, Ore.) had their own personal little race going on for a while. And, yes, I said Oregon. Carrell, who visited Texas last year during the IMCA Red River Modified Tour and apparently likes our southern hospitality, returned with plans on running several pre-season shows. I hear Carrell may also be returning for opening night and the dude is fast. The I-37 Speedway season officially kicks off on the ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt oval Saturday, March 2nd with the Dirt Kings and Lil' Dirt Kings event for the IMCA Modifieds, Sport Modifieds and Pure Stocks. All three classes will pay $1,000 to win and will be an IMCA points race for the Modifieds. The Go-Karts will also be running on the lil' track. Track points season begins the two weeks later on Saturday, March 16th for all classes. Another open practice will be held on Friday night, March 15th the night before the opener. The Go-Kart season opens the following month with the first race slated for Saturday, April 13th.
  21. Street Stock heats Heat 1 36 Aaron Leddy 20 Mike Lyon 3 Daniel Gaudette 14 Lynn Fox 2x Bud Henley 69j Jeff Rabedeau
  22. Championship Night @ I-37 Speedway, 11/3/18 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(Nov. 3Rd, 2018) They say all good thing must come to an end and so it was for the regular season at I-37 Speedway. Champions would be crowned in all the local classes except for the Simpson Racing Products IMCA Modifieds. Rick Green(Liberty Hill) was crowned champion several weeks back as the IMCA points concluded in September. It's seemed again like years since I-37 Speedway saw action on the !/4 mile, semi-banked, dirt oval just outside of town. Another batch of rain outs prolonged the season and Mother Nature may have scored more feature wins for the season than any other driver. Extra money was on the line tonight in the Limited Late Models, Street Stock, Pure Stock and Sport Compact classes. In the Sport Modified class Johnny Torres comes in 11 points ahead of Cody Leonard, who was not in attendance, with the Minten brother, Talon and Robby third and fourth respectively. Eddy Ross fills the fifth position coming into action. The Limited Late Model have multi-time track champ, Trey Votion 10 up on Cody Leonard, with tight fight for third between Howie Marcx(425) and Jason Kelly(422). Defending Street Stock champ, Wade Jones comes into action with a big enough lead over former champ Mike Lynn to all but secure another track championship. Lynn Fox, Shawn Moore and Dennis Hilla round out the top five. Former Sport Compact track champ, Robert Kelm looks to add a second title to his resume leading William Saunders by 14 markers. Caitlin Leonard, Daniel Preston and Allen Torres have a tight battle for third separated by only 12. After double points night and DQ's last race the Sport Compacts shake out with Jamie Garner four points out front of Kasey Krauss and eight up on Kirk Ball. Brandon McCall and GB Carter complete the top five. The Sport Modified redraw saw Johnny Torres have the number 1 spot drawn by young fan. Torres auctioned off that spot for $100 and swapped starting spots with Robby Minten(7th). The track added another $100 if Torres could finish first or second. Minten on the Money in Sport Modified R. Minten(Castroville) took advantage of swapping spots with Torres and led every lap of the 20-lap feature. On the start R. Minten was first into turn 1 trailed by Anthony Gordon, Talon Minten, Tommy Grimes and Torres, quickly up to fifth. While Gordon took a look high on R. Minten for the lead, Torres worked past Grimes for fourth. Torres continued his march getting by T. Minten and along side Gordon for second. At halfway it was R. Minten, Torres, Gordon, T. Minten and Grimes in the top five. Gordon's top run ended on lap 13 when he pitted from third. Up front Torres was slowly closing on R. Minten for the lead. After a couple slips by R. Minten, Torres was within about three car lengths as the laps wound down. Torres then made his own mistake and fell back to five car lengths as the white flag waved. R. Minten in the 3-D Lanscaping, CRS Suspension, Sheppards Racing, Spreen Racing, IRP Chassis held that margin to the checkers. **Torres second place finish secured his 7th championship, 6 in Sport Modifieds, 1 in Street Stocks. “I got to start on the pole,” explained Minten. “My car was smooth. I almost lost the race in the shop. We found a bent center link after the heat race. We were able to fix it before the feature. It worked out.” “I told Johnny(Torres) after the race that I was looking behind me. I shouldn't be doing that. It messed me up a couple times. I was looking.” Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 24r Robby Minten, 66 Johnny Torres, 2 Talon Minten, 41t Tommy Grimes, 84f Dude Farris, 31 Chase Havely, 22m Anthony Gordon Sport Modified heat Heat 1; 2 Talon Minten, 22m Anthony Gordon, 24r Robby Minten, 66 Johnny Torres, 41t Tommy Grimes, 84f Dude Farris, 31 Chase Havely Green to Checkers for Grimes Former pavement Late Model ace Tommy Grimes(San Antonio) picked up his third victory of the year in convincing fashion. Grimes jumped out front quickly on the start while the 2018 track champion, Trey Votion, fought his way from the back after the redraw. Grimes was chased early by Jason Kelly, Howie Marcx, Votion and Ron Sprayue. Grimes increased his lead as Votion took third from Marcx and DJ Schroat went by Sprayue for fifth. A lap 8 spin by Jerry Jones erased Grimes' big lead putting Kelly and Votion on his tail for the restart. Grimes got away as Kelly and Votion ran side by side for second. Votion was finally able to secure second with four to go, but was three quarters of a straightaway behind Grimes. Votion tried to cut the margin, but ran out of laps as Grimes in the NAPA Family Parts Co., Tracy Rail Systems, Longs Machine Shop, Shaw Chassis ran unchallenged to the checkers. “”Three for this year,” exclaimed Grimes. “We've really had the car come on at the end of the year. It's been a good second half to the year. Chris Swenson has helped a lot with getting it going. I told Chris that I wanted this thing to drive like my pavement car. He got it as close as he could. He could get me to the center of the corner, getting off, it's still a dirt car.” “I think I'm learning more driving the Sport Mod because it doesn't have the big big or all the adjustments. When the car isn't right, on the Late Model I can adjust it and make it better. On the Sport Mod you've got to find the line to make it good. It took me half the race tonight watching the guys ahead of me. You can't even drive them the same. It's totally different.” “It's a lot of fun. I love working on these things. The racing is just part of it. I like learning the differences. I haven't learned to read the dirt yet or hunting the grip on that little 8” tire that they run. There's guys out here that are really good that. As long as I ran asphalt I could go to a track that I've never been to and look at it and know what groove we were going to run.” “I can compare this Late Model to my Late Model on asphalt, I can get it to do what I want. The Sport Mod you have to keep your momentum up. It's almost like the old NASCAR Late Models used to be with the little 350 carburetors. It's all about momentum. You can't slow down, you can't brake it. You've got to just get it in the corner, let it take its set and go.” “We're going to run both cars out here 90-95% of the time next year. I'd like to make some the big year end shows in the Sport Mod. That seems like it would be blast. You can learn a lot, but you've got to be ready, because the other guys are. We're going learn more next year. I learned a lot racing with Trey(Votion) this year and following him, watching him.” Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 22t Tommy Grimes, 99 Trey Votion, 57 Jason Kelly, 5 DJ Schroat, 15 Ron Sprayue, 95 Jerry Jones, 13 Howie Marcx, 53 Matt Fox Limited Late Model heat Heat 1; 22t Tommy Grimes, 99 Trey Votion, 5 DJ Schroat, 13 Howie Marcx, 53 Matt Fox, 15 Ron Sprayue, 57 Jason Kelly, 95 Jerry Jones---dns Jones Jousts for the Win Jordanton's Wade Jones capped of his seventh track championship with the win in the 20-lap Street Stock feature, but it wasn't easy. At the start Aaron Leddy beat Tryton Temple into turn 1 for lead followed by Anthony Gordon, Temple, Jones and Daniel Gaudette. Gordon took a look low on Leddy and got along side on the back stretch. Jones took third from Temple and joined the battle for the lead with the top three nose to tail. Gordon got hung up behind a slower car and slapped the wall breaking the right front suspension. This left Jones on Leddy's bumper as the two ran through traffic. Jones tried high on lap 12, but was unable to find a way past. On lap 14 Jones found room on the bottom to get inside Leddy and get the lead. Leddy tried to crossover but couldn't make it stick. At the white flag Jones, in the Opiela Mechanical, SABFI Transportation, Mission Auto Parts, Camaro had five car lengths on Leddy as he ran to the win. “I think's it seven championships here and one with the Street Stock Shootout, I'm really not sure,” replied Jones. “I didn't even know it was Aaron(Leddy) driving that car tonight until he got out. He's picked it up. He surprised me. I don't if they changed some things or what.” “Lapped traffic played a big part in that win. I don't know what happened to Anthony(Gordon). I think he got into it with a lapped car and that helped me out too. Just some luck tonight, I guess.” “I'm going to give it my best shot for the win even knowing I'm locked into the championship. You don't want to cause a wreck or anything like that, but we came here to win the race no matter what.” “My sons championship is far more gratifying to me. It's his third in a row. He won here this year and last and at L87 Speedway. Honestly I do more work on the Go-Kart than my own car. My grandpa helps a lot while I'm at work. Watching him race with the other kids is better. He's got a few more years before we put him in a Pure Stock and he'll have to graduate high school before he gets in my seat.” SABFI Transportation Street Stocks 41 Wade Jones, 36 Aaron Leddy, 3 Daniel Gaudette, 33jp Tryton Temple, 37 AJ Wernette, 20 Mike Lyon, 18 Shawn Moore, 2x Dennis Hilla, 81 Tony Bernal, 28 Abel Arredondo, 95s Sterling Tausch, 33h Cody Henderson, 22m Anthony Gordon, 19 Brent Reeves, 69j Jeff Rabedeau---dns, 31 Jeff Hendricks---dns Street Stock heats Heat 1; 36 Aaron Leddy, 22m Anthony Gordon, 41 Wade Jones, 18 Shawn Moore, 20 Mike Lypn, 33h Cody Henderson, 28 Abel Arredondo---dns Heat 2; 33jp Tryton Temple, 3 Daniel Gaudette, 2x Dennis Hilla, 37 AJ Wernette, 81 Tony Bernal, 95s Sterling Tausch, 31 Jeff Hendricks, 19 Brent Reeves, 69j Jeff Rabedeau Pure Stock Pay Day To Minten Debuting a new car out of the Empire Chassis shop Robby Minten was able to fight off Ben Mikulencak in one of the best battles of the night. On green Mikulencak beat Johnny Torres into turn 1 with Minten, Les Bettis and Jarrett Payton in pursuit. As J. Torres looked low on Mikulencak, Minten was trying the high side of Torres. Torres and Mikulencak ran door to door for the lead while Jamie Dear grabbed fifth from Payton. As Dear and Bettis fought for fourth the two made contact sending Dear around and Bettis to the tail. On the retstart J. Torres kept the pressure on Mikulencak for the lead taking peeks low before slowing and pulling off. This left Minten on Mikulencaks bumper while Dear, Adam Torres and Payton were three wide for third. Just before halfway Cheyloh Brodnax spun to slow the action. On the restart Minten looked low in turn 1 on Mikulencak for the lead. The duo traded a little paint in turns 3-4 with Mikulencak holding him off at the crossed flags followed by Dear, A. Torres and Aaron Leddy. After a quick yellow for a track tire, Minten reapplied the pressure on Mikulencak for the lead while Dear, A. Torres and Leddy went three wide. Minten tried the low side twice before finally getting door to door with Mikulencak on lap 15. They were still tied at the A-posts for the lead on lap 16. Minten finally got the got the advantage and the lead on lap 17 by a car length, with A. Torres and Leddy swapping third. Minten added a couple more car lengths breathing room coming to the checkers in the 3-D Landscaping, Doyon Motorsports, All in Designs, Ace Transmission, Nogalitos Gear, Longs Machine Shop, Empire Race Cars. **Former Sport Compact champ, Robert Kelm finished ahead of William Saunders and wrapped up another track championship. “I've only driven a Pure Stock twice before,” said Minten. “I've driven Mike(Keylichs) and Ray(Doyons) car once before. There's not a whole lot you can do set-up wise. You just have to drive them smooth and hope the car is fast. There's not much you can do to fix it.” “Ben(Mikulencak) was fast. I had to do everything I could to pass him. He was really smooth and I was down in the ruts. Once I was able to get around him and move up my car was smooth.” “Johnny and I had a pre-race bet that I'd beat him in the Pure Stock. I had my heat race won, but the throttle hung and ended up getting second so I had to start behind him in the feature. When they were racing side by side I was bumping Johnny trying to get around them. I really didn't want him to break since we were talking a lot of smack during the week, I wanted to be able to beat him on the track. All in Design Pure Stocks 3 Robby Minten, 182 Ben Mikulencak, 66 Adam Torres, 93 Aaron Leddy, 15d Jamie Dear, 38 Josh Sewell, 48 Robert Kelm, 98 William Saunders, 9s Jarrett Payton, 44k Kathrine Keylich, 68 Kenny Wright, 57b Les Bettis, 127 Jerry Walter, 50 Gary Jones, 58 Cheyloh Brodnax, 75 Jerry Miller, 88 Johnny Torres, 92b Robby Keylich, 15 William Cavender, 17 Casey Lowe, 43 Jamie Fuller---dns Pure Stock heats Heat 1; 182 Ben Mikulencak, 3 Robby Minten, 66 Adam Torres, 58 Cheyloh Brodnax, 93 Aaron Leddy, 50 Gary Jones, 44k Kathrine Keylich Heat 2; 88 Johnny Torres, 15d Jamie Dear, 17 Casey Lowe, 48 Robert Kelm, 15 William Cavender, 75 Jerry Miller, 92b Robby Keylich Heat 3; 57b Les Bettis, 9s Jarrett Payton, 98 William Saunders, 127 Jerry Walter, 38 Josh Sewell, 68 Kenny Wright, 43 Jamie Fuller---dns Garner Grabs Gusto in Sport Compact Jamie Garner took home the win and track championship in the Sport Compact feature after a spirited battle with Austin Smith. At the start of the 20-lapper, Smith led the way chased by Trevor Bettis, Garner, Kasey Krauss and Brandon McCall. Bettis, Garner and Krauss were three wide for second on lap 2 with Garner getting the spot. Garner, using the high side, got beside Smith for the lead on lap 4. The two were side by side with Garner edging out Smith for the lead on lap 5. The two continued running door to door with Smith, a past I-37 Enduro winner, retaking the point on lap 7. Garner was able to regroup and make another charge on Smith as the laps clicked off while Krauss closed on both. Garner was able to get the bumper back out front on lap 14 with the duo again door to door. As the white waved Garner, Smith and Krauss were bumper to bumper with Garner holding on for the win in the Austin VeeDub, Pick-n-Pull, Krystal Ball Communication, Up Top Roofing, VW Sirocco. “I'm not sure yet on the track championship, but we'll see,” replied Garner. “I hope so. Hopefully the 'drop race' will move me up. With the drop race, who knows. Don't count your chickens too fast.” “He(Austin Smith) is no rookie, that's for sure. After racing with him in the heat race and watching him drive, I knew it was safe to run with him. Some guys are all over the place, mostly the new guys. But he's obviously not a new guy. It was a lot of fun racing with him. He's a very good driver. We raced each other clean. The whole time I don't think we ever touched. That was a lot of fun.” “We'll be back in this class next year. My next move up will be to the couch. I want to thank Pick-n-Pull for sponsoring the track, Brown Chevrolet for sponsoring our class. I've got also thank Kirk Ball, Charles “TJ” Hopper. All those guys made it possible for me to make it to the races. In the middle of the season we were down and out and these guys came up with the finances to get us through the season.” Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 33 Jamie Garner, 313 Austin Smith, 23 Kasey Krauss, 14 Brandon McCall, 57 Trevor Bettis 38 Kirk Ball, 29t Bo Tracy, 30 Bill Cox, 74 Arthur Olsen---dns Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 313 Austin Smith, 57 Trevor Bettis, 23 Kasey Krauss, 33 Jamie Garner, 14 Brandon McCall, 38 Kirk Ball, 74 Arthur Olson, 30 Billy Cox Russ Parker Construction Go-Karts Senior; Ryker Hernandez(track champion), Hannah Miller, Charles Flanagan Junior: Peyton Jones(track champion), Cody Clegg Youth; Blaine Markgraf(track champion), Berkley Keylich, Hayes Bettis
  23. Limited Late Model heat Heat 1 22t Tommy Grimes 99 Trey Votion 5 DJ Schroat 13 Howie Marcx 53 Matt Fox 15 Ron Sprayue 57 Jason Kelly 95 Jerry Jones---dns
  24. Double Points Night @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 10/6/18 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.(Oct. 6th, 2018) As the season winds down for the local classes every race becomes important with the championship on the line. After suffering through several rain outs that feel like its been another off-season, I-37 Speedway hosted a double points night to make up some slack and give racers the opportunity to catch up on lost races and points In the IMCA Modifieds Rick Green, the new track champion, heads the group over defending track champ Talon Minten with Bill Pittaway, Dillon Tindall and Don Banker in the top five. The Sport Modifieds show Johnny Torres out front, Cody Leonard, the Minten brothers, Robby and Talon, with Eddy Ross fifth. Wade Jones looks to add another track championship in Street Stock trailed by Lynn Fox, Mike Lyon, Shawn Moore and Dennis Hilla. The Pure Stocks show former Sport Compact champ, Robert Kelm only 5 ahead of Williams Saunders along with Daniel Preston, Caitlin Leonard and Jarrett Payton in the top five. The Sport Compacts is even tighter with rookie Kasey Krauss 2 markers up on Trevor Bettis and Kirk Ball, while GB Carter is closing quickly at 18 points back and Jamie Garner 30 back. The Limited Late Models, have former track champ Trey Votion in the lead ahead of Cody Leonard, Quentin Henderson, Jason Kelly and Howie Marcx. **Points totals are before dropping one race. It was a crazy night in some classes with some drivers a little rusty from the long lay off. In other classes it was business as usual as drivers were still in potential championship form. Even the tech pad was active finding some infractions in the top cars. Flag to Flag for Leonard Cody Leonard(Corpus Christi) jumped out front of Rick Green, Jamie Campbell, Robert Liese and Mike Morris on the start and that was all he needed on the wire to wire win in the IMCA Modified main. Talon Minten fell back at the start, but rebounded back towards the front. The race was slowed near midway for a string of cautions with Leonard, Green, Minten, Ryan Doyon and Landon Bednarz in the top five. Logan Dinsmore, making his Modified debut, swapped fifth with Campbell at one point while Leonard built a good lead. At the checkers it was Leonard in the Coastal Diesel, CD Electric, KR Compressors, Swenson Racing Shocks, Ace Transmission, Wells Racing Engines, Shaw Chassis. “Racing the Late Model before really helped get my line down.” explained Leonard. “We made a few bar changes on practice night that Kevin Shaw recommended and it made the car drive a whole lot better and tamed it down.” “I found a line on the bottom right next to the tires in 1 and 2 that helped me work around the ruts and kept the car on the ground in the moisture. (Turns)3 and 4 was to rough on my car on the bottom so I had to run in the slick up top and keep it straight.” Simpson Racing Products IMCA Modifieds 12 Cody Leonard, 82 Rick Green, 14t Talon Minten, 29 Jamie Campbell, 5r Ryan Doyon, 8g Logan Dinsmore, 16 Landon Bednarz, 55 Mike Morris, 77 IMCA Modified heat Heat 1; 12 Cody Leonard, 82 Rick Green, 14t Talon Minten, 29 Jamie Campbell, 5r Ryan Doyon, 77 Robert Liese jr., 16 Landon Bednarz, 8g Logan Dinsmore, 55 Mike Morris Lucky Lawrence Scores Sport Mod Money The Sport Modified feature not only saw a good battle up front, but a mistake in the final corner would see Lawrence Mikulencak(Corpus Christi) go home with the hardware. As the green waved it was Cody Leonard, Mikulencak and Eddy Ross three wide in turn 2 for the lead. But contact between Chris Swenson, Robby Minten and JJ Jennings caused a stack up that saw Joe Aramendia, with nowhere to go, rear ending Jennings. On the next start it was three wide again, but this time Ross led lap 1 with Mikulencak and Leonard side by side for second. Both moved in on Ross going three abreast on lap 2 and Leonard getting the point on lap 3. Johnny Torres and Steve Whiteaker quickly moved up to join the lead group. At halfway it was Leonard, Mikulencak, Torres, Whiteaker and Ross in the top five. An on-track altercation between Tom Grothues and Scott Talley brought out not only the yellow, but black flag as well. On the restart, Mikulencak got along side Leonard for the lead. Leonard, in the middle, was able to hang on as Mikulencak tried the low side. Mikulencak was able to get the nose out front on lap 15. After caution for Chris Siebert tagging the front stretch wall, the lead duo were back it. Behind them, Talon Minten had moved up to battle with Torres for third. Leonard was able to get back out front on lap 18 as the middle proved the better line. The white waved with Leonard holding a car length ahead, but in turns 3-4 Leonard 1/2 spun and got clipped by T. Minten. This gave Mikulencak, in the Ace Transmission, All in Designs, Swenson Racing Shocks, Randy Youngs Auto Repair, IRP Chassis an opening to snag the victory. “I got lucky tonight!” commented Mikulencak. “I've lost a few that way and finally won one back. I lost one earlier this year when the lower radiator hose came off and Cody won. I was glad to get one back. He probably didn't know he got away from me and was trying too hard. I made a mistake and let him get out there a few car lengths. Then got into a battle just trying to hang on the second.” “I'm getting a little old for that three wide stuff. I packed my right rear full off mud and was concerned about shaking my car apart. I've been beat by Johnny(Torres) and Stevie(Whiteaker) enough before that I don't get too concerned where they are. This is the seventh night on this new IRP. I've run six heats and won every one.” “All race long Lawrence and I were racing hard side by side and a few cautions kept it interesting.” added runner-up Leonard. “I started driving harder on the top and was able to drive around him, I couldn’t tell how far back he was and thought he was right there with me. So the last corner I figured I’d run it in on the bottom and prevent a slider since I thought he was right there with me. Just kinda over compensated for the ruts and moisture and the car got away from me.” Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 87 Lawrence Mikulencak, 66 Johnny Torres, 12 Cody Leonard, 89c Steve Whiteaker jr., 2 Talon Minten, 41t John Heil, bd3 Eddy Ross, bd2 Jared Maupin, 24r Robby Minten, 30 Chris Swenson, 31 Chase Havely, 86 Dillon Tindall, 24 Jim Blevins, 53x Matt Fox, 512 Chris Siebert, 28 Scott Talley---bf unsportmanlike, 11 Tom Grothues---bf unsportsmanlike, 5r Ryan Doyon, 26g JJ Jennings, L87 Joe Aramendia, bd4 Cheryl Gray---dns, 84f Dude Farris---dns Sport Mod heats Heat 1; bd3 Eddy Ross, 66 Johnny Torres, 24r Robby Minten, bd2 Jared Maupin, 86 Dillon Tindall, 512 Chris Siebert, 53x Matt Fox---dntg, 84f Dude Farris---dntg Heat 2; 12 Cody Leonard, 30 Chris Swenson, 26g JJ Jennings, L87 Joe Aramendia, 41t John Heil, 24 Jim Blevins, 28 Scott Talley Heat 3; 87 Lawrence Mikulencak, 5r Ryan Doyon, 89c Steve Whiteaker jr., 2 Talon Minten, 31 Chase Havely, 11 Tom Grothues, bd4 Cheryl Gray Leonard Lands Win #2 for Night Cody Leonard took a second flag to flag victory for the night, this time in the Limited Late Models. Leonard got the lead on lap 1 trailed by Trey Votion, Jason Kelly, John Kelly sr. and John Owens. The field quickly separated out as Leonard eased away on the top side. Votion was able to close the gap as the race wound down while Jn. Kelly took third from Ja. Kelly and Howie Marcx got fifth from Owens. Leonard cruised to the win in the Dan Schroat owned, KR Compressors, Longs Racing Engines powered, Walt Clark Chassis as Votion never got close enough for a serious challenged. “The car felt good, the changes we made the past weekend have really awakened the car and helped with drive off. I knew the bottom would be quicker if I could get through the ruts and keep it in the moisture. The big tires helped tremendously with going through them. I was waiting for Trey to peek a nose somewhere, he’s fast and consistent.” Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 5 Cody Leonard, 99 Trey Votion, 57sr John Kelly sr., 13 Howie Marcx, 15 John Ownes, 57 Jason Kelly, 95 Jerry Jones---dns Limited Late Model heat Heat 1; 5 Cody Leonard, 99 Trey Votion, 57sr John Kelly sr., 57 Jason Kelly, 13 Howie Marcx, 15 John Owens, 95 Jerry Jones Jones Jousts with Trigg in Late Finish It looked like it would be another easy win for multi-time track champ Wade Jones(Jourdanton) in the street Stock feature. As Jones pulled away there was a battle between Chuck Barber, Mike Lyon and Aaron Leddy for second going three wide at one point. By halfway Jones built a big lead over Lyon, Leddy, Barber and Lynn Fox, with Mike Trigg up to sixth from last after arriving late and tagging the tail. As the race wound down, Leddy began having trouble spinning twice, the second time in front of the leader for caution that erased Jones' huge lead. On the restart, Trigg made a move from fourth to second and began pressuring Jones. Trigg said 'hello' once in turn 3, but Jones in the Opiela Mechanical, SABFI Transportation, Mission Auto Parts, Camaro held on the last lap for the victory. “We changed a few things on the car,” explained Jones. “Everything worked out pretty good. I knew (Mike) Trigg was going to be there. He's always tough competition. I was kind of shocked when I heard he was running third or fourth on that late caution. Within ¾ of a lap he was there. Luckily it was pretty rough on the bottom. I knew if I could stay as low as the track was ok that I didn't think he could get by on the bottom.” “He touched me a little bit. We go back and forth. It's racing. We've had our share of incidents that went further than we both expected. It's racing, it's fun. It's always going to be about racing and having a good time.” “I didn't know it was double points tonight. Robbie(Opiela) keeps up with all that. She says we're in pretty good shape, leading comfortably. I look at my sons points more than mine. My grandpa does all the work on the car for us, I really have to thank him too.” SABFI Transportation Street Stock 41 Wade Jones, 4t Mike Trigg, 20 Mike Lyon, 1 Chuck Barber, 14 Lynn Fox, 77 Chris Shafer, 36 Aaron Leddy, 37 AJ Wernette, 18 Shawn Moore, 8 Jacob Crow, 2x Dennis Hilla, 17e Jerry Evans, 28 Clint Montanio, 67 Joe Boop Street Stock heats Heat 1; 20 Mike Lyon, 41 Wade Jones, 14 Lynn Fox, 37 AJ Wernette, 17e Jerry Evans, 28 Clint Montanio, 8 Jacob Crow Heat 2; 36 Aaron Leddy, 1 Chuck Barber, 67 Joe Boop, 18 Shawn Moore, 2x Dennis Hilla, 77 Rick Shafer Torres Tops After Tricky Tech The tech pad proved tricky once again as Allen Torres, who crossed the line first, had an issue with rear percentage. After a look in the rule book, Al. Torres was able to scrape off the accumulated mud and rescale, this time passing, taking a win away from his brother Adam Torres. On the initial start it was Jared Maupin grabbing the lead in turn 1, but in turns 3-4 Maupin rolled the right rear off the bead. Everyone was able to avoid Maupin's slowing car and the yellow set up a complete restart. The second start saw Al. Torres quickly get the top spot chased by Aaron Leddy, Ad. Torres, Daniel Preston and Michael Keylich. As Al. Torres inched away, Leddy and Ad. Torres battled for second while Ben Mikulencak worked his way into the top five. After a quick yellow Leddy and Ad. Torres continued to swap second as Mikulencak was now along side Preston. At the crossed flags it was Al. Torres easing away from Ad. Torres, Leddy, Mikulencak and Preston. As the laps clicked off, Robert Kelm made his way to the top five getting by Preston. As Al. Torres caught traffic, Mikulencak was taking third. Al. Torres had a comfortable lead as the white waved as he motored to the checkers unchallenged in the Allstate Gear, Allens 24/7 Towing, Destroyer-Eater, Chevy Nova. All in Design Pure Stock 94 Allen Torres, 66 Adam Torres, 182 Ben Mikulencak, 48 Robert Kelm, 93 Aaron Leddy, 6 Daniel Preston, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 48c Martin Koehne, 44k Michael Keylich, 98 William Saunders, 88 Brandy Torres, 17 Casey Lowe, 68 Kenny Wright, 36z George Quintanilla, 33 Charles Earnhardt jr., 4d Dustin Hurley, 14 Trey Heald, 51p Jeremy Henandez, 15 William Cavender, 7x Janel Hilla, 9s Jarrett Payton, bd1 Jared Maupin Pure Stock B-main(top 3 to A-main) B-main 1; 17 Casey Lowe, 48c Martin Koehne, 7x Janel Duncan, 75 Jerry Miller, 25t Travis Slavik, 53 Treyler Caulfield, d68 Julio Reyes, 10 Scott Jerkins, 18 Emet Sevilla---dns B-main 2; 36z George Quintanilla, 33 Charles Earnhardt jr., 14 Trey Heald, m13 Jeremy Watson, 51 Albert Medellin, 2x Zach Courtney---dns, w28 Joe Martin---dns, 97 James Aramendia jr---dns Pure Stock heats(top 4 to a-main) Heat 1; bd1 Jared Maupin, 44k Michael Keylich, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 48 Robert Kelm, 17 Casey Lowe, 7x Janel Duncan, 48c Martin Koehne, 25t Travis Slavik, 51 Albert Medellin Heat 2; 93 Aaron Leddy, 182 Ben Mikulencak, 9s Jarrett Payton, 15 William Cavender, 36z George Quintanilla, 33 Charles Earnhardt jr., 14 Trey Heald, 97 James Aramendia jr. Heat 3; 94 Allen Torres, 4d Dustin Hurley, 88 Brandy Torres, 98 William Saunders, 75 Jerry Miller, 53 Treyler Caulfield, d68 Julio Reyes, 10 Scott Jerkins Heat 4; 66 Adam Torres, 6 Daniel Preston, 51p Jeremy Hernandez, 68 Kenny Wright, m13 Jeremy Watson, w28 Joe Martin, 2x Zach Courtney, 18 Emet Sevilla---dns Garner Grabs Green After Tech It was a drama filled Sport Compact feature that saw Trevor Bettis jump out front with Brandon McCall, Ronnie Schoenfeldt, Jamie Garner and Kirk Ball in pursuit. Bettis got some breathing room as Schoenfeldt and McCall ran side by side for second. The red waved on lap 7 after Loryn Noah went over the turn 4 hill and rolled over. She was alright after being checked out by EMS. On the restart GB Carter got tagged by Ball and spun with Ball sent to the back. Up front McCall was now putting the heat on Bettis for the lead. McCall was able to get by on lap14 for the lead. As McCall caught much slower traffic, he moved Billy Cox out of the way, and got the black flag. This put Bettis out front for the restart with Garner looking high on the restart. With no luck up top, Garner tried the low side on the last lap but it was Bettis holding him off at the line. In tech Bettis was found to have altered the strut mounts handing the win to Garner in the Austin VeeDub, Pick-n-Pull, Krystal Ball Communication, Up Top Roofing, VW Sirocco. “This is an awfully strange way to make it to the Winners Circle,” replied Garner. “I'll take them any way they come at my age. I don't know exactly what happened with Trevor's(Bettis) car. I'm disappointed that he didn't win. He had a good race going. I'm glad to get a win, but he deserved it. He worked hard for it.” “I'd like to thank Brown Chevrolet for sponsoring our class. Why else would you want get a new Chevrolet from anywhere else?” “I think everyone was a bit impatient tonight, like they sat around watching the “Ro-val” Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 33 Jamie Garner, 16 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 23 Kasey Krauss, 38 Kirk Ball, 39 Roy Easler jr., 11b Colton Borlace, 14 Brandon McCall, 74 Arthur Olson, 30 Billy Cox, 6p Levi Hernandez, t15 Lee Reyes, 4 Ronnie Sparks, 7L Loryn Noah, 29 Mike Pearson, 57 Trevor Bettis---dq(tech),77 GB Carter---dq(tech) Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 16 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 38 Kirk Ball, 77 GB Carter, 23 Kasey Krauss, 29 Mike Pearson, 4 Ronnie Sparks, 6p Levi Hernandez, 30 Billy Cox Heat 2; 57 Trevor Bettis, 14 Brandon McCall, 33 Jamie Garner, 7L Loryn Noah, 39 Roy Easler jr., 11b Colton Borlace, t15 Lee Reyes, 74 Arthur Olson Budnik Best in DCRST Bash The Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas had its share of twists and turns in the 20-lap feature. It started off with Dwain Groff, from row 2, getting out front in turn 2, but Kyle Yuchinski beat him back to the line with Brayden Becker, Colby Urbanovsky and Billy Groff in tow. Becker was able to get second from D. Groff with Urbanovsky, Dylan Budnik and Drew Simental three wide for fifth. Becker was able to grab the lead from Yuchinski on lap 5 bringing Urbanovsky to second and Budnik to third while Ty Paxson who started out back cracked the top five. As Budnik moved by Yuchinski and was pressuring Becker for the lead, Paxson tried to go by Yuchinski and got spun bringing out a yellow. After getting his spot back, Paxson got second from Budnik on the restart. He wasted little time taking the lead from Becker on lap 15. A series of late yellows set up a fight for the lead between Paxson and Becker. The two made contact with Paxson spinning and getting tagged by Rusty Young. Paxson exited his car in displeasure, drawing the black flag.This put Budnik out front the final laps for the win in the Sky Haulers, Mecedes Benz of Boerne car. Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas 25 Dylan Budnik, 45 Kyle Yuchinski, 37 Drew Simental, 1 Dillon Coyne, 84 Chris Silvas jr., 50 Jerry Book, 85 Chris Silvas sr., 42 Dwain Groff, 17 Brayden Becker, 88 Rusty Young, 15 Ty Paxson—bf unsportsmanlike, 30 Billy Groff, 96 Colby Urbanovsky DCRST heats Heat 1; 45 Kyle Yuchinski, 42 Dwain Groff, 84 Sammy Silvas, 50 Jerry Book, 30 Billy Groff, 85 Chris Silvas sr . Heat 2; 96 Colby Urbanovsky, 17 Brayden Becker, 15 Ty Paxson, 25 Dylan Budnik, 1 Dillon Coyne, 88 Rusty Young, 37 Drew Simental Russ Parker Construction Go-Karts Senior Division: Ryker Hernandez, Hanna Miller, Charlie Flanagan Junior Division: Gage Urbanovsky, Peyton Jones
  25. I-37 Speedway updates 10/6/18

    Pure Stock heats(top 4 to a-main) Heat 1 bd1 Jared Maupin 44k Michael Keylich 9c Caitlin Leonard 48 Robert Kelm 17 Casey Lowe 7x Janel Duncan 48c Martin Koehne 25t Travis Slavik 51 Albert Medellin
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