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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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)
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Street Stock heats Heat 1 36 Aaron Leddy 20 Mike Lyon 3 Daniel Gaudette 14 Lynn Fox 2x Bud Henley 69j Jeff Rabedeau
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas, Modified Meet-n-Greet, Back to School Supply Drive @ I-37 Speedway, 8/25/18 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(Aug. 25Th, 2018) After loosing the show to rain two weeks ago, I-37 Speedway held its annual 'Back to School Supply Drive' to help families pick up things needed for the kids. With many schools already starting and a few scheduled the following week this gave kids a chance to pick up some needed supplies. It was also 'Meet-n-Greet' night for the IMCA Modifieds during intermission giving them the opportunity to see all their fans and hand out hero cards. The IMCA Modified class has made a come back this season with as many as 20 cars making the field last month. Currently Rick Green, last races winner, is heading the points battle with a good cushion over defending track champ Talon Minten. Bill Pittaway, Dillon Tindall and Don Banker complete the top five. Multiple race winners, Chris Carroll and Greg Dinsmore, are deep in the standings after not attending every race weekend. Dinsmore Dominant in Modified Main Greg Dinsmore(Kerrville) added another IMCA Modified win to his I-37 Speedway total. Dinsmore fell in line second at the start of the 20-lap main event behind polesitter Marcus Berndt. Completing the top five were Talon Minten, Ryan Doyon and Jamie Campbell. Using the middle, Dismore went around Berndt for the lead on lap 3, Minten tried to get by Berndt for second but clipped him and spun. Campbell got by Berndt for second on the restart with Rick Green taking fourth from Doyon. Doyon fell back into a three wide fight for sixth between Cody Leonard and Rob Slott. At halfway Dinsmore had built a huge lead over Campbell, Slott, Berndt and Green. Green had Leonard and Minten pressuring him for fifth as they went four wide past a lapped car. A spin by Doyon erased Dinsmores big lead and gave Slott a chance to peek inside on the restart. Green, Leonard and Minten continued their three wide battle with Leonard getting the spot. Minten spun from that fight for a late caution. Again Slott gave Dinsmore a quick look in turn 1, but Dinsmore was able to get a better drive off turn 2 to hold the lead. Dinsmore was able to put a couple car lengths on Slott as the final laps clicked off while Robert Liese and Campbell ran side by side for fifth. At the checkers Dinsmore added a couple car lengths taking the win in his Sundowner Performance Diesel Repair, Race Safe Technologies, The Alignment Shop, Wehrs, Sanderson Motorsports, CRS Suspension, Stealth by Roberts, Fast Shafts, AFCO Shocks, Six-Two Graphics, Friesen crate powered, BMS Chassis. “I hated all the cautions,” replied Dinsmore. “Just when you start to let the car stretch its legs and put it on cruise control, here comes another caution. You just know it's going to be the one that someone turns you on the restart. I really didn't see anyone stick the nose in. Once I stretched her legs after a couple laps I didn't hear anything.” “It usually takes about a lap and half to get back in the rhythm. I really drive the car a lot harder on restarts than I do to prevent anyone from getting inside. I was just running a conservative line, hitting my marks. After a caution you let it eat pretty hard and if you don't hear anything, put it back on cruise.” “The track slicked off big time between the heat and feature. There was some meat up there a lane, but you lost the forward bite coming off. Under caution I tried to see what was up there, but trying to cool the right rear off too.” “We're planning on doing the Southern Nationals show next month. Thinking about the Bryan Mize show and whatever else we have time for. Right now I'm really looking at putting Logan in the car. It's his turn now, we'll see what happens.” Simpson Racing Products IMCA Modifieds 8g Greg Dinsmore, 48r Rob Slott, 44 Marcus Berndt, 12 Cody Leonard, 77 Robert Liese jr., 29 Jamie Campbell, 82 Rick Green, 58 Rowdy Flanagan, 5r Ryan Doyon, 137 Bill Pittaway, 16 Carson Bednarz, 88 Bobby Jack, 47 Brandon Lawrence, 14t Talon MInten IMCA Modified heats Heat 1; 8g Greg Dinsmore, 82 Rick Green, 77 Roberet Liese jr., 5r Ryan Doyon, 16 Carson Bednarz, 58 Rowdy Flanagan, 88 Bobby Jack Heat 2; 44 Marcus Berndt, 29 Jamie Campbell, 48r Rob Slott, 14t Talon Minten, 12 Cody Leonard, 137 Bill Pittaway, 47 Brandon Lawrence Thriller for Torres in Sport Modifieds After watching his brother Allen take the Pure Stock feature win, Johnny Torres(San Antonio) had to keep pace. Torres and Lawrence Mikulencak had the crowd on their feet as the two battled the final few laps for the victory. Torres, who started eighth, ran down Mikulencak after halfway and used lap traffic to catch him. Mikulencak, using the middle saw Torres get the nose inside on lap 17 with the two side by side for the lead. Torres, who had a better drive of turn 2, was able to get out front on lap 18 with Mikulencak staying on his tail. Mikulencak used every thing he could coming to the checkers but it was Torres holding him off for the win in his Scott Ball Racing, Alamo Hot Rod Parts, Tator Plumbing, Sundowner Performance Diesel & Truck Repair, All In Designs, Long Run Seamless Gutters, Swenson Racing Shocks, Fletchers Race Engines, IRP Chassis. “I knew towards the end that I was faster,” explained Torres. “I was slowly reeling him in. I didn't think I'd have enough time to pass him. The flagman had 2 flags in his hands for about five laps. So I was saying please don't throw two to go. He waited just long enough. It was funny, last race lapped traffic cost me a race, tonight it helped me.” “I was running all the way on the bottom and Lawrence was middle-high. He had to go to the bottom to pass those cars and, to me, it looked like it upset his car and killed his rhythm. This car has been so good all year I haven't wanted to change anything. I struggled a bit in the heat race. We changed a whole bunch of stuff figuring we had nothing to loose. It turned out to really pay off. “Lawrence knows I'll race him clean. I know he'll race me the same. We have a lot of respect for one another. I slid up in front of him a bit to try to kill his momentum. We talked and he said everything was fine. It's part of racing.” “I'm looking forward to the Southern Nationals in a couple weeks. I'm not looking forwards to losing points here, but I've got a big enough lead. I went to Waco last week and did pretty good considering the track conditions.” “I gave Johnny a break so he wouldn't complain about running second again,” said runner-up Mikulencak jokingly. “I had been running that higher groove and saw the black nose inside me. Running out front you never know if your line is the fastest.” Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 66 Johnny Torres, 87 Lawrence Mikulencak, 2 Talon Minten, 30 Chris Swenson, 12 Cody Leonard, bd3 Eddy Ross, 9 Ray Doyon III, bd2 Jared Maupin, 87L Joe Aramendia, 31 Chase Havely, 77 Cody Beddoe, 101 Tanner Whitmire, 20 Danny Norvell, 55 Mike Morris, 84 Dude Farris, 56 Broc Bowen, 5r Ryan Doyon, 11t Tom Grothues, 24r Robby Minten, 24 Jim Blevins Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 5r Ryan Doyon, 30 Chris Swenson, 24r Robby Minten, 2 Talon Minten, 101 Tanner Whitmire, 84f Dude Farris, 24 Jim Blevins Heat 2; 56 Broc Bowen, 77 Cody Beddoe, 66 Johnny Torres, bd3 Eddy Ross, 55 Mike Morris, L87 Joe Aramendia Heat 3; 87 Lawrence Mikulencak, 12 Cody Leonard, bd2 Jared Maupin, 31 Chase Havely, 9 Ray Doyon II, 20 Danny Norvell, 11t Tom Grothues Votion in Motion Again Trey Votion(San Antonio) used a quick move on lap 1 to get by early leader Tommy Grimes and Cody Leonard for the top spot on lap 2. Votion, Grimes and Quentin Henderson ran nose to tail for a few laps on a restart before a Leonard spin. Leonard used the high side to make up spots back into the top five before halfway. At the crossed flags it was Votion, now easing away, Grimes, Q. Henderson, Leonard and Howie Marcx. Votion continued to lengthen his advantag in the latter stages to take the checkers comfortably in his Nogalitos Gear, SRC Performance, Mission Race Engines, Kelly Racing Chassis. “I didn't have to set up Cody(Leonard), he was running the top which gave me a line down low.” said Votion. “Tommy(Grimes) was pushing off the corners, so I was able to put it under him and go. I was looking for someone to be coming on the top side, but never saw a fender so I just kept running the bottom groove.” “In the heat race I had made some rear suspension changes and it made the car very loose, we put it back to normal for the feature and the car was fast off the turns again.” Nogalitos Gear Limite Late Models 99 Trey Votion, 22t Tommy Grimes, 44 Quentin Henderson, 5 Cody Leonard, 13Howie Marcx, 57 Jason Kelly, 57sr John Kelly, 15 John Owens, 95 Jerry Jones, 86 Bob Henderson--dns Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 22t Tommy Grimes, 99 Trey Votion, 57 Jason Kelly, 95 Jerry Jones, 86 Bob Henderson Heat 2; 5 Cody Leonard, 44 Quentin Henderson, 57sr John Kelly, 13 Howie Marcx, 15 John Owens Trigg Tallies in Street Stocks After many long hours in the shop rebuilding a car first thought to be a write-off, Mike Trigg(San Antonio) was back on track, literally and figuratively. Trigg destroyed both ends on his car in Texana Raceway crash at the start of summer, but after winning his heat race started along side Wade Jones in the feature. The two, who have a history, fought it out on lap 1 cleanly, with Jones first into turn 1. Trigg was able to get inside Jones on the back stretch and was first back to the line to lead lap 1. The lead duo put some distance on Frank Okruhlik, Shawn Moore and Chuck Barber before Moore looped it. At halfway it was Trigg, Jones, Okruhlik, Jarrett Barber getting by his dad, Chuck for fourth. As Trigg motored away, J. Barber was looking for a way past Okruhlik for third. A late caution set up a restart that saw Jones give Trigg some bumper taps but Trigg in his 'Shaggin Wagon' Willie Cotton Race Engines, Snyper Chassis, held on for the win. “If you'd have seen this this car after my crash in Edna(Texana) you'd have thought it was dead.” said Trigg. “I called the guy that built the chassis and he said there wasn't enough to work with. He said 'clip it' or come get a chassis. We measured and measured. We have literally worked ourselves to death trying to get it back. Amazingly it scaled good. As bad as it was wrecked, I still think we have a racecar.” “The rear clip was bent over about 6 ½ inches, the right front frame was bent in 5 ½ inches and pushed back collapsing the spring bucket. The cross member was twisted and it's been absolute nightmare.” “I was about, let's just race. It's the same old deal. You give me room to race and I'll race you. He gave me room and we raced and there we go. I felt Wade give me a couple taps on that restart. I expected it. It doesn't rattle me. I've turned a lot of laps, I knew it was coming. The problem is if they stay in the throttle it can be an ugly situation for everyone. Fortunately it didn't. I Don't race like, don't like being raced like that, but I was expecting it.” “I saw the water truck at intermission and thought there might be something on top. When we pulled out on the track I looked at it and it was dead up there. I watched the Limited Late Models from the pits and didn't think it was going to come in. I like slick and slow, but you have to hit your marks. I couldn't ask for a better night after what we've been through.” SABFI Transportation Street Stocks 4t Mike Trigg, 41 Wade Jones, 19 Jarrett Barber, 36 Frank Okruhlik, 1 Chuck Barber, 20 Mike Lyon, 33h Cody Henderson, 8 Jacob Crow, 2x Dennis Hilla, 18 Shawn Moore, 9(14) Lynn Fox, 17 Jerry Evans, 23 Dennis Taber jr., 33jp Cody Henderson Street Stocks heats Heat 1; 41 Wade Jones, 18 Shawn Moore, 20 Mike Lyon, 23 Dennis Taber, 19 Jarrett Barber, 2x Dennis Hilla, 17 Jerry Evans Heat 2; 4t Mike Trigg, 36 Frank Okruhlik, 1 Chuck Barber, 33jp Tryton Temple, 9(14) Lynn Fox, 8 Jacob Crow, 33h Cody Henderson Torres Tramples Field for Pure Payday Allen Torres(San Antonio) has been the dominant car in Pure Stocks this season with a big number of wins(9). Tonight was no different. Jared Maupin got to turn 1 first, but it was Torres off turn 2 with the lead trailed by Maupin, Caitlin Leonard, Aaron Leddy and Jamie Fuller. As Torres quickly pulled away Leddy and Leonard were side by side for third. In the pack Daniel Preston, William Saunders and Jarrett Payton were three wide for sixth. By halfway Torres had built a big lead over Maupin, who now had Leddy applying the pressure. As the white waved Torres had a full straightaway edge easily cruising to the win in the Allens 24/7 Towing, All in Designs, crate powered, Swenson Chassis. “I had no Idea how much of a lead I had.” commented Torres. “We made some adjustments for the track, turned the right front brake on, went straight across on the stagger and just basically drove it in and drove it out.” “I like the slick tracks. It fits my driving style and the way the car works. I drive pretty smooth if you look at the other cars. Throttle response on a dry track is key, it's everything. Johnny is my go-to guy. He helps with the set up, tire pressures, stagger and spacers.” All In Design Pure Stocks 94 Allen Torres, bd1 Jared Maupin, 93 Aaron Leddy, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 6 Daniel Preston, 43 Jamie Fuller, 48 Robert Kelm, 88 Jarrett Payton, 98 William Saunders, 58 Cheyloh Brodnax, 2 Zach Courtney, 07 Logan Schunka, 36z George Quintanilla, 44k Mike Keylich, 17 Casey Lowe, 5 Dillon Gaither, w28 Joe Martin, m13 Jeremy Watson, 182 Ben Mikulencak, 97 James Aramendia jr., 68 Kenny Wright, 4D Dakota Hurley Pure Stock B-main(top 6 to A-main) 182 Ben Mikulencak, 44k Mike Keylich, 97 James Aramendia jr., 36z George Quintanilla, 17 Casey Lowe, m13 Jeremy Watson, 56 Bob Caulfield, 75 Jerry Miller, 7x Janel Dincan, 63 Joe D Johnson,39 Jim Blevins---dns, 10 Scott Jerkins---dns, 33 Charles Earnhardt jr---dns Pure Stock heats(top 4 to A-main) Heat 1; bd1 Jared Maupin, 93 Aaron Leddy, 88 Jarrett Payton, 6 Daniel Preston, 44k Mike Keylich, 39 Jim Blevins, 33 Charles Earnhardt jr., 97 James Aramendia jr Heat 2; 9c Caitlin Leonard, 2 Zach Courtney, 07 Logan Schunka, w28 Joe Martin, 36z George Quintanilla, 56 Bob Caulfield, m13 Jeremy Watson Heat 3 94 Allen Torres, 4d Dakota Hurley, 98 William Saunders, 68 Kenny Wright, 17 Casey Lowe, 82 Ben Mikulencak, 75 Jerry Miller Heat 4; 43 Jamie Fuller, 48 Robert Kelm, 5 Dillon Gaither, 58 Cheyloh Brodnax, 7x Janel Duncan, 63 Joe D Johnson, 10 Scott Jerkins Compact Cash for Carter Despite some late-season rules changes, Harlingen's GB Carter was still able to score the victory in Sport Compacts. Carter and Jamie Garner had a spirited battle before midway that kept the race close. Garner used a good run on a restart to get the nose of his Sirocco in the wind(see what I did there) on lap 5. Garner and Carter stayed side by side while Kasey Krauss, Trevor Bettis and Cody Earnhardt were three wide for fifth. After 4 laps of door to door racing for the lead Carter was finally able to get the point back on lap 9. Carter diced through traffic better, at one time going between two lapped cars, and putting distance on Garner for the win in his Don Wilde Racecraft, Margaret Felps, VW Rabbit. “243,” exclaimed Carter. “Actually the car does it, I just drive it. The car does everything by itself. It's magic. Believe it or not there's a spirit in there. You don't believe me do you? It's a full moon too.” “Usually it's me getting hung up in traffic. I was able to pick and choose, plus knowing the guys I'm racing with. Some guys you're apprehensive about driving up along side. There was one point I had to squeeze between two cars, but I had faith in those guys that they would hold their line. That's when I was able to get back by Jamie, he was incredibly fast.” “It worked out. If I hadn't made that move Jamie would have stayed ahead of me. If he gets out front he's hard to catch, it's that simple. It's who gets out front front first.” “The rule change deal wasn't anything new to me. Back at CC Speedway the front wheel drive cars had to run an open differential and the rear wheel drive could lock them to keep the cars equal. I just didn't know how the car would react tonight with no practice. It was a surprise, but it worked out.” “Tonight was special for me. I got to do an interview with Owen Pittman. I've known Owen for a long time and he's been one the best promoters for four cylinder cars. It was honor to be interviewed by him and knowing me, as well as he did, he brought two microphones because he knows I won't stop talking.” Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 77 GB Carter, 33 Jamie Garner, 14 Brandon McCall, 38 Kirk Ball, 23 Kasey Krauss, 16 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 44 Cody Earnhardt, 57 Trevor Bettis, 7L Loryn Noah, 39 Roy Easler jr., 01 Randy Frautschi, 11 John Lawrence, 24 Felipe Ruiz, 74 Arthur Olson, 4 Ronnie Sparks, 30 Bill Cox, 13 Chad Miller Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 77 GB Carter, 38 Kirk Ball, 57 Trevor Bettis, 44 Cody Earnhardt, 39 Roy Easler jr., 7L Loryn Noah, 13 Chad Miller, 4 Ronnie Sparks Heat 2; 14 Brandon McCall, 33 Jamie Garner, 16 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 23 Kasey Krauss, 01 Randy Frautschi, 11 John Lawrence, 24 Felipe Ruiz, 74 Arthur Olson, 30 Billy Cox Paxson Picks on DCRST Payday Ty Paxson(Boerne) didn't take the most direct route to the winners circle, but when the dust settled in the 20-lap Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas feature, that's where he ended. With Gary Buchanan getting the early lead, Paxson made his way into the top five before spinning. Paxson quickly fought back into the top five at halfway behind Buchanan, Dillon Coyne, Sammy Silvas and Dylan Budnik. Even another half spin didn't deter Paxson as he ran down Buchanan for the lead with three to go. The two were side by side on lap 18 until Buchanan faltered and slowed, losing several spots. At the checkers it was Paxson in the Moores Electric Company, Spreen Racing, Always Auto Group, Alamo Hot Rod Parts, Kawasaki ZX 10 powered car. “It was a lot of hard driving tonight,” said Paxson. “It was a super slick track for us. There was a lot of bumping and banging. I don't think anyone didn't run over someone else at one point. It was real hard for me to get to the front. You just had to keep your foot in it and see if it sticks.” “I spun out twice trying to avoid people. I couldn't get it back in gear that one time so that caution was on me. The second time I kept it going and stayed near the front and was able to get around some people.” “It didn't look good after going to the back. On that restart I was able to get around some people and make up some ground. From there I was able to focus and get around more people.” Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas 15 Ty Paxson, 1 Dillon Coyne, 49 Dillon Spreen, 45 Kyle Yuchinski, 37 Drew Simental, 53 Zac Zearfoss, 96 Colby Urbanousky, 5 Gary Buchanan, 25 Dylan Budnik, 84 Sammy Silvas, 42 Dwain Groff, 50 Jerry Book, 85 Chris Silvas sr., 51 Jeremy Hernandez, 80 Brandon Spreen, 17 Brayden Becker, 94 Clayton Carter DCRST heats Heat 1; 45 Kyle Yuchinski, 51 Jeremy Hernandez, 84 Sammy Silvas, 50 Jerry Book, 53 Zac Zearfoss, 85 Chris Silvas sr., 94 Clayton Carter, 42 Dwain Groff, 5 Gary Buchanan---dns Heat 2; 96 Colby Urbanousky, 1 Dillon Coyne, 17 Brayden Becker, 37 Drew Simental, 49 Dillon Spreen, 15 Ty Paxson, 80 Brandon Spreen, 25 Dylan Budnik---dntg Russ Parker Constructio Go-Karts Senior Division: Charles Flanagan, Ryker Hernandez, Hannah Miller Junior Division: Cody Clegg, Payton Jones Youth Division: Blaine Markgraf, Aubrie Moore, Berkley Keylich
  19. I-37 Speedway updates 7/28/18

    Heat 1 99 Trey Votion 22t Tommy Grimes 5 Cody Leonard 57 Jason Kelly 13 Howie Marcx 44 Quentin Henderson 95 Jerry Jones
  20. Poker Night, Pure Stock Meet-n-Greet, Dwarf Cars @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 7/14/18 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(July 14th, 2018) After an off week for the Independence Day holiday weekend, I-37 Speedway resumed action with a full slate on tap. Thanks to All in Designs the Pure Stock feature payout was upped to $777 to win the 20-lap feature after the classes meet-n-greet on the entry road. The track also increased the “to win” in the other classes making IMCA Modifieds $513, Sport Modifieds $521, Limited Late Model $413, Street Stock $411 and Sport Compact $277. If that wasn't enough, the A-Line Auto Parts Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas looks to make their first appearance of 2018. Two previously scheduled races have succumbed to rain. Let's hope that doesn't become a trend. The DCRST has seen Ty Paxson dominate this year so far going undefeated at other scheduled dirt tracks. Paxson now has the fortune, or misfortune, as the case may be, of having a bounty placed on him($100) put up by Coyne Trucks Inc. Carroll Claims Modified Main Again Chris Carroll(Spring Branch) has been on a roll lately picking up another win in the 20-lap IMCA Modified main. Carroll worked his way past defending track champ Talon Minten a quarter of the way through and pulled off to a good lead. A late caution rebuched the field forcing Carroll to hold off late charges by Minten and current points leader, Rick Green for the win. The largest field of IMCA Modifieds in years took the green with 19 cars starting. Polesitter Bill Pittaway got off turn 2 first and led lap 1 chased by Minten, Dillon Tindall, Carroll and Green side by side with Chris Morris. Minten got by Pittaway for the top spot on lap 2 with Carroll following second. After a restart Carroll began looking for his chance while Green took third from Pittaway bringing JP Dowell along to fourth. Carroll got inside Minten with the two side by side at the line on lap 5. Coming off turn 2 Carroll was able to secure the point and lead lap 6 with Cody Leonard taking fifth from Pittaway. At halfway it was Carroll, increasing his margin, Minten, Green, Dowell and Leonard. Green was able to snag second from Minten on a restart, while Dowell and Leonard, trying the top, ran wheel to wheel for fourth. Leonard finally cleared Dowell on lap 15 and was along side Minten for third. Jake Henderson and Don Banker brought out a lap 18 caution setting up a shootout to the finish. Minten jumped up top and tried to get second back from Green as Carroll inched ahead. Minten gave up third to Leonard as Carroll in the Carroll Construction, Simpson Racing Products, GM crate powered, GRT Chassis took the checkers. “At the start of the race I didn’t know what was gonna happen because I was starting outside,” replied Carroll. We were set up for the bottom of the track. I had a pretty good idea that Talon(Minten) was going to get out front quick, he had the preferred line. I did not expect (Bill) Pittaway to hold it up front as long as he did. He did a pretty good job.” “When we got by him I was pacing Talon, thinking there’s no need in passing right now, we should pull away. But my car was rolling the turn real well. I kept pulling up on him every time I was going into the turn so I decided to go ahead and drive it in. I just showed him the nose and hoped running off into turn 1, that I could get him to make a mistake. We got underneath him and were able to complete the pass coming off of (turn) 2.” “I was really looking for either Rick Green, Cody Leonard or JP(Dowell) to be coming at some point. I think they just ran out of time. I want to thank my wife Melanie Carroll and my son Colin Carroll for all the help and support.” Simpson Racing Products IMCA Modifieds 15 Chris Carroll, 82 Rick Green, 12 Cody Leonard, 14t Talon Minten, 17 JP Dowell, 136 Matt Banker, 94 Chris Morris, 137 Bill Pittaway, 29 Jamie Campbell, 58 Rowdy Flanagan, 86 Dillon Tindall, 5r Ryan Doyon, 44 Marcus Berndt, 125 Jason Borlace, 88 Robert Jack, 3 Jeremy Davenport, 377 Don Banker , 163 Jake Henderson, 92 Jake Rollins, 55 Mike Morris---dns IMCA Modified heats Heat 1; 15 Chris Carroll, 94 Chris Morris, 17 JP Dowell, 163 Jake Henderson, 86 Dillon Tindall, 3 Jeremy Davenport, 5r Ryan Doyon, 92 Jake Rollins, 377 Don Banker, 29 Jamie Campbell----dq(unsportsmanlike conduct) Heat 2; 14t Talon Minten, 82 Rick Green, 12 Cody Leonard, 44 Marcus Berndt, 137 Bill Pittaway, 125 Jason Borlace, 136 Matt Banker, 88 Robert Jack, 55 Mike Morris Leonard Lays it on Sport Modified Field Cody Leonard(Sinton) added another I-37 Speedway trophy to his impressive collection going flag to flag in the 20-lap Sport Modified feature. Leonard grabbed the lead holding off an opening charge by Johnny Torres who fell in behind Leonard with Robert Stewart, Talon Minten and Eddy Ross in tow. Leonard and Torres pulled away from the pack while T. Minten got by Stewart for third and Ryan Doyon got fifth from Ross. At the crossed flags it was Leonard with a big lead, Torres, T. Minten, Ry. Doyon and Stewart in the top five. Jared Maupin, in his first trip to I-37 Speedway, made his way to the top five just past halfway. The races only caution came when Stewart spun off the back stretch. On the restart, Leonard got a good jump leaving Torres and T. Minten side by side for second with Maupin getting fourth from Ry. Doyon. At the checkers it was Leonard by a half straightaway in the CD Electric, KR Compressors, Coastal Diesel, Swenson Racing Shocks, Ace Transmission, Rachel Plant Picture Taker, Wells Racing Engines, 09 Express Chassis. “I'm worn out today.” exclaimed Leonard. “Running the Modified race helped me some. When I tried the high line in the Mods there was something there for a few laps, but after that the bottom was dominant. I had to go down there. I do constantly worry if someone figures something that I don't know. Their car may be faster than mine on top. They can be better on the bottom and bump me or wait until I make a mistake. There's always something to worry about.” “I had no idea how big of a lead I had on Johnny(Torres). I kept messing up in (turns) ¾ with the ruts. I felt like I was killing my momentum. I could have sworn I kept hearing him, but people told me that I had a good lead on him. I wish I'd have known that.” “I was able to get a breather with a class in between. I got some water and caught my breath. It gets really hot and tiring running three classes.” Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 12 Cody Leonard, 66 Johnny Torres, 2 Talon Minten, bd2 Jared Maupin, 5r Ryan Doyon, bd3 Eddy Ross, 30 Chris Swenson, bd4 Cheryl Gray, 32 Robert Stewart, 24r Robby Minten, 9 Ray Doyon III, 48 Tom Grothues, 2b Robert Boyd, 84f Dude Farris---dns, 03 Marcus Mikulencak---dns, 31 Chase Havely---dns Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 12 Cody Leonard, 32 Robert Stewart, bd3 Eddy Ross, 84 Dude Farris, bd4 Cheryl Gray, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 31 Chase Havely, 24r Robby Minten Heat 2; 66 Johnny Torres, 2 Talon Minten, 5r Ryan Doyon, bd2 Jared Maupin, 9 Ray Doyon III, 2b Robert Boyd, 30 Chris Swenson, 48 Tom Grothues Votion Back in Victory Lane with Last Lap Pass After a strong start to the 2018 season, former track champ Trey Votion(San Antonio) went 1-for-3 in June, but rebounded in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature. At the start it looked like Votion might start off July the same way falling in line third behind last race winner, Tommy Grimes and polesitter Quentin Henderson. Votion was able to get by Grimes after a debris caution and catch Q. Henderson at halfway with Grimes, Cody Leonard and Howie Marcx rounding out the top five. Votion began putting pressure on Q. Henderson, who was looking for his first win. A couple yellows slowed the pace and Votion's efforts. After contact last race, Votion was careful trying to get under Q. Henderson and finally got the nose inside coming to the white flag. Votion was able to get the advantage off turn 2 and hold off Q. Henderson in (turns) 3-4 for the win in his Nogalitos Gear, SRC Performance, Mission Race Engines, Kelly Racing Chassis. **Note; Votion's brother, Patrick Kelly took a wild ride in the heat after clipping an infield tire and rolling twice, going over the top of Howie Marcx. Both drivers were alright, but sore this morning, Marcx made repairs for the feature. “It was tough,” replied Votion. “It was a tight track. I was doing everything I could to be fast, and clean. It was fun. I didn't race any way other than I normally do with Quentin(Henderson). It was really out of the norm for me to get into anybody like the last race. Racing with Quentin we were both trying the same place on the track. I didn't want to get into him.” “I tried to get even lower once and it cost me. I ended up hitting one of those tires. It knocked the front end in, but fortunately it wasn't enough to effect the car obviously. The car was good. It was great to get back in the Winners Circle. I think Quentin and I put on a good show. I'm just happy it worked out the way it did. “I really wish they'd get rid of those tires. Some type berm would be good. As far as I know my brother(Patrick Kelly) is good. He was starting to feel pretty sore before he left. The car is done! Hopefully all the drive train is good, but the rest is done.” Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 99 Trey Votion, 44 Quentin Henderson, 22t Tommy Grimes, 5 Cody Leonard, 57 Jason Kelly, 13 Howie Marcx, 57sr John Kelly, 15 John Owens, 22 Abraham Mares, 18 Shane Moore, 84 Patrick Kelly---dns, 86 Bob Henderson---dns Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 44 Quentin Henderson, 22t Tommy Grimes, 18 Shane Moore, 86 Bob Henderson, 84 Patrick Kelly, 13 Howie Marcx Heat 2; 99 Trey Votion, 5 Cody Leonard, 57sr John Kelly, 22 Abraham Mares, 15 John Owens, 57 Jason Kelly Out With the Old, in With New for Jones The debut of Wade Jones'(Jourdanton) new car last week went south with mechanical issues. So Jones jumped in his old car and won. Tonight the new car was dialed in as Jones put it in Victory Lane. On the first try Jones caught a break after a half spin, but Jeff Rabedeau, Shawn Moore and Cody Henderson tangled for a complete restart, giving Jones his starting spot back. Anthony Gordon got the lead on the second try but was challenged by Jones who got the lead on lap 3. Jones then pulled away until a mid-race yellow slowed the pace. At halfway it was Jones, Gordon, Frank Okruhlik, Mike Lyon and Jacob Crow. Once back to green, Jones in his Opiela Mechanical, SABFI Transportation, Mission Auto Parts, Vato Chassis, easily pulled away for the win. “It's nice to get back in the groove,” said Jones. “Starting on the front row paid a big dividend. It helped out a lot. I just had to make sure I knew which way my brakes were. With no rear brakes it turns the wrong way. I went the wrong way on my bias and almost spun. I had no rear brakes, all front. You learn your lesson pretty quick. That caution saved me.” “I can't thank everyone enough for all their help on the new car, especially my grandpa who does everything while I'm at work. This new car is all different. They work totally different. One works good on one type track, the other on a different track. We just play it by ear. It was all good.” “Here, pretty much the low line is dominant. I think maybe one time it was the high line. Ninety-percent of the time the low line is there. If you stay on the bottom someone's going to have to wreck you to get by or you make a mistake. You just have to stay on the bottom. Hopefully that changes. It's always fun to move around, work the car and find different stuff.” SABFI Transportation Street Stocks 41 Wade Jones, 22m Anthony Gordon, 36 Frank Okruhlik, 20 Mike Lyon, 14 Lynn Fox, 2x Dennis Hilla, 8 Jacob Crow, 95s Sterling Tausch, 18 Shawn Moore, 33h Cody Henderson, 69j Jeff Rabedeau Street Stock heats Heat 1; 22m Anthony Gordon, 36 Frank Okruhlik, 8 Jacob Crow, 69j Jeff Rabedeau, 95s Sterling Tausch, 18 Shawn Moore Heat 2; 41 Wade Jones, 20 Mike Lyon, 2x Dennis Hilla, 33h Cody Henderson, 14 Lynn Fox Johnny Tops of Torres Brothers In a race that featured all three Torres brother, Johnny, Allen, Adam, it was J. Torres, driving his wife Brandy's car, taking home the $777 win, plus $100 from a side bet with Al. Torres. J. Torres(San Antonio) led all 21 laps having to fend off Al Torres throughout most of the event. Al. Torres gave J. Torres a shot on late restart, but fell back giving J. Torres the run to the checkers. A multi-car tangle aborted the first start and then it was J. Torres, from the pole, leading lap 1 with Al. Torres and Mason Casteneda side by side for second while Johnny Westfall and Tryton Temple ran door to door for fourth. Numerous cautions dotted the first half of the race coming to the crossed flags with J. Torres, Al. Torres, Casteneda, Temple and Westfall in the top five. Jared Maupin made his way up to battle with the lead quintet going three wide with Westfall and Temple. After taking those spots, Maupin got by Casteneda for third. A lap 18 caution set up a fight to the finish. Al. Torres tried the top, got a good run on J. Torres and gave him a shot in turn 3. J. Torres held on while Al. Torres gave up spots falling to sixth as J. Torres in the Scott Ball Racing, All in Desgns, Alamo Hot Rod Parts, crate powered, homemade chassis scored the win. “I didn't think he'd hit me as hard as he did,” commented Torres. “I'm going to have to spank him when we get home. I don't think I had the fastest car. I just protected the bottom. I should have made our side bet $200 like he wanted to do.” “After the Sportmod race I knew starting on the pole with this car that I was just going to protect the bottom and they'd have to drive around. Our car didn't take off very fast. But once it got wound up it did pretty good.” All in Designs Pure Stocks 88 Johnny Torres, bd1 Jared Maupin, 28m Mason Casteneda, 93 Aaron Leddy, 91 Johnny Westfall, 94 Allen Torres, 6 Daniel Preston, 43 Clint Montanio, 9s Jarrett Payton, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 66 Adam Torres, 48 Robert Kelm, 2x Zach Courtney, 5 Dillon Gaither, 15d Jamie Dear, 58 Cheyloh Brodnax, 127 Jerry Walter, 99t Tryton Temple, 40 Dakota Hurley, 44k Mike Keylich, 182 Ben Mikulencak, 57 Les Bettis, 33 Charles Earnhardt jr., 36 George Quintanilla Pure Stock B-main(top 8 to A-main) 43 Clint Montanio, 48 Robert Kelm, 15d Jamie Dear, 127 Jerry Walter, 57 Les Bettis, 58 Cheyloh Brodnax, 36 George Quintanilla, 33 Charles Earnhardt jr., 39 Jim Blevins, 13m Jeremy Watson, 7x Janel Duncan, 15 William Cavender, 82 Bill Pittaway, 17 Casey Lowe, 92b Bobby Keylich, d68 Julio Reyes, 98 William Saunders, 19 Justin Todd, 4d Dustin Hurley, 51 Albert Medellin---dns Pure Stock heats(top 4 to A-main) Heat 1; 88 Johnny Torres, 91 Johnny Westfall, 6 Daniel Preston, 182 Ben Mikulencak, 48 Robert Kelm, 127 Jerry Walter, 58 Cheyloh Brodnax, 33 Charles Earnhardt jr., 36z George Quintanilla Heat 2; 94 Allen Torres, 40 Dakota Hurley, bd1 Jared Maupin, 2 Zach Courtney, 43 Clint Montanio, 15d Jamie Dear, 17 Casey Lowe, 39 Jim Blevins, 4d Dustin Hurley Heat 3; 28m Mason Casteneda, 93 Aaron Leddy, 9s Jarrett Payton, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 98 William Saunders, 82 Bill Pittaway, 7x Janel Duncan, 57 Les Bettis, 19 Justin Todd Heat 4; 99t Tryton Temple, 66 Adam Torres, 5 Dillon Gaither, 44k Mike Keylich, 51 Albert Medellin, d68 Julio Reyes, 13m Jeremy Watson, 15 William Cavender, 92 Bobby Keylich---dns Coyne Collects Coins in DCRST Dillon Coyne(Boerne) went home with the feature win in the scheduled 20-lap DCRST event, but no bounty. Billy Groff led lap 1 but gave up the spot to Colby Ubanovsky on lap 2 while Coyne and Ty Paxson were on the move forward. Paxson would exit on lap 3 negating anyone's chance at the bounty money. Coyne took over the top spot on lap 6 with Dylan Budnik getting second from Ubanovsky. The final half saw several cautions forcing officials to shorten the race on time. On the green, white, checker restart Coyne got a good jump on the field and went on to win in his Coyne Trucks Inc., Matrix Concepts, Fuel Clothing, ZX10 powered, 87 Arizona Chassis. “New front tires,” said Coyne. “Those old tires were stamped 2004. I got them out of an attic. You put new tires on it and goes where you point it. It's pretty nice. I know Dylan, he, Ty and the Spreens are all from Boerne, and he's a bottom feeder. If I stay on the tires he's not going outside. The grip was on the tires anyway.” “I didn't know he(Ty Paxson) pulled off. I was wondering where he was. The first caution I saw him mid-pack. I knew he'd be there eventually. At the second caution I didn't see him back there. I had $100 bounty on him starting tonight. I was thinking I was going to get that, but he pulled off.” “This was a little bit more like a demolition derby than a race though.” A-Line Auto Parts Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas 1 Dillon Coyne, 25 Dylan Budnik, 96 Colby Ubanovsky, 88 Rusty Young, 30 Billy Groff, 37 Drew, Simental, 42 Tyler Folkerts, 50 Jerry Book, 85 Chris Silvas sr., in 51 Jeremy Hernandez, 84 Sammy Silvas, 27 Butch Havelka, 17 Brayden Becker, 6 James Fitzgerald, 66 Dwain Groff, 15 Ty Paxson, 64 Larry Carwin---dns DCRST Heats Heat 1; 96 Colby Ubanovsky, 30 Billy Groff, 6 James Fitzgerald, 51 Jeremy Hernandez, 42 Tyler Folkerts, 27 Butch Havelka, 50 Jerry Book, 84 Sammy Silvas, 85 Chris Silvas sr Heat 2; 15 Ty Paxson, 25 Dylan Budnik, 1 Dillon Coyne, 37 Drew Simental, 64 Larry Carwin, 17 Brayden Becker, 88 Rusty Young, 66 Dwain Groff Carter Cashes Again GB Carter(Harlingen) went home win with the hardware once again in the20-lap Sport Compact feature. Carter chased down early leader Kirk Ball and team mate Jamie Garner getting the spot on lap 5. Lapped traffic played a part in the results once again when Cody Earnhardt spun in front of Ball and Garner battling for second. Garner was forced to pit after the contact. On the restart Carter got a good advantage when Ball and McCall made contact for second allowing Gordon Dowdy to get by both for second. As Carter cruised away Ball and McCall retook their spots, but Carter in his Don Wilde Racecraft, Margaret Felps, VW Rabbit 'Thumper' was well on his way to win # 241. Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 77 GB Carter, 38 Kirk Ball, 14 Brandon McCall, 63 Gordon Dowdy, 57 Trevor Bettis, 16 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 23 Kasey Krauss, 7L Loryn Noah, 11 Alex Foley, 01 Randy Frautschi, 30 Billy Cox, 33 Jamie Garner, 4 Cody Earnhardt, 13 Chad Miller, 11b William Cass Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 38 Kirk Ball, 33 Jamie Garner, 63 Gordon Dowdy, 7L Loryn Noah, 57 Trevor Bettis, 01 Randt Frautschi, 11 Alex Foley, 13 Chad Miller Heat 2; 23 Kasey Krauss, 14 Brandon McCall, 16 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 77 GB Carter, 4 Cody Earnhardt, 30 Bill Cox, 11b William Cass Russ Parker Construction Go-Karts Senior Division; Hannah Miller, Ryker Hernandez, Faye Bettis Junior Division: Cody Clegg, Peyton Jones Youth Division; Blaine Markgraf, Aubrie Moore, Hayes Bettis, Berkley Keylich
  21. I-37 Speedway updates 7/14/18

    Street Stock heats Heat 1 22m Anthony Gordon 36 Frank Okruhlik 8 Jacob Crow 69j Jeff Rabedeau 95s Sterling Tausch 18 Shawn Moore
  22. I-37 Speedway updates 6-30-18

    Limited Late Model heats Heat 1 22t Tommy Grimes 44 Quentin Henderson 18 Shane Moore 57 Jason Kelly 93 Aaron Leddy 95 Jerry Jones
  23. I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 6/16/18 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(June 16th, 2018) The show must go on. Tonight was scheduled to be the inaugural visit of the TOMS(Touring Outlaw Modified Series) in south Texas with a Friday/Saturday doubleheader at Texana Raceway Park(Friday) then I-37 Speedway(Saturday). Unfortunately the threats of two tropical systems closing in from either side, plus the travel from north Texas for many drivers in the series, TOMS and track officials decided to cancel the event early in the week. The track got some scattered sea-breeze showers during the afternoon, but not enough to cancel racing for the other classes scheduled to race. With the IMCA Modifieds and Go-karts scheduled off it was the chance for the Sport Modifieds to enjoy the headliner spotlight, with added money on the line, $600 to win and $400 to win for the Pure Stocks. Leonard Takes Long Road to Sport Mod Money Corpus Christi young gun Cody Leonard grabbed the 20-lap Sport Modified feature finding the high line to his liking. Leonard found the top before any of the other top contenders and made his way around to get by race-long leader Chase Havely just past halfway. From there Leonard in the Coastal Diesel, CD Electric, KR Compressors, Swenson Racing Shocks, Ace Transmission, Wells Racing Engines, 09 Express Chassis stretched out his advantage for the win. Eighteen cars started the main event with, polesitter, Havely first into turn 1, while Chris Swenson, from outside row 1, slid too high and fell back. Falling in line behind Havely were Johnny Torres, Robby Minten, Anthony Gordon and Talon Minten. R. Minten was next to slip giving up spots to Gordon, his brother Talon and Leonard who was working the top side. Leonard continued making progress on the top while Havely and Torres, on the bottom broke away. A series of cautions closed the gap giving Leonard a chance to erase the distance. Once back to green Leonard got by Gordon leaving him three wide with T. Minten and JJ Jennings for fourth. Coming to halfway it was Havely, Leonard getting by Torres, Jennings and T. Minten in the top five. Still using the high side, Leonard sailed around Havely for the lead on lap 11 with Torres moving up top and taking second from Havely. After a lap 14 caution, Leonard began pulling away from Torres and the field to secure the victory. “We didn't know what the car was going to do,” exclaimed Leonard. “We made a shock change at the beginning of the night. It ran pretty good in the heat race. When the feature rolled around they had watered the top side and I didn't know whether to run the bottom or top. I figured the top would come in eventually. I stuck it out up high and was able to work my way around traffic and ended up pulling off the win.” “Chase Havely had a real good impressive run going. I'm really impressed by how much he's accomplished and progressed in his short time on dirt. I thought he may have had it there at the beginning. I had trouble catching him, but finally figured out the high line and was able to catch him.” Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 12 Cody Leonard, 66 Johnny Torres, 31 Chase Havely, 9 Talon Minten, 26g JJ Jennings, 77 Cody Beddoe, 28m Mason Casteneda, 24r Robby Minten, bd3 Eddy Ross, 12r Roly Rodriguez, 95 Larry Lewis, 32 Robert Stewart, 49 Mike Keylich, 22m Anthony Gordon, bd2 Greg Carlucci jr., 5r Ryan Doyon, 11t Tom Grothues, 30 Chris Swenson, 24 Jim Blevins---dns Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 31 Chase Havely, 24r Robby Minten, 66 Johnny Torres, 9 Talon Minten, 77 Cody Beddoe, 12 Roly Rodriguez, bd2 Greg Carlucci jr., 5r Ryan Doyon, 49 Mike Keylich, 24 Jim Blevins Heat 2; 30 Chris Swenson, 22m Anthony Gordon, 28m Mason Casteneda, 12 Cody Leonard, 95 Larry Lewis, bd3 Eddy Ross, 26 JJ Jennings, 11 Tom Grothues, 32 Robert Stewart Leonard Lands Another Win After finding a line in the earlier Sport Modified feature, Cody Leonard again used the long way around to take his second checkers of the night. Leonard closed in on multi-time track champ Trey Votion and Quentin Henderson, who had been swapping the top spot. Leonard was able to get the lead from Votion with five to go, then inch away to score the victory. Votion led the 12-car field to green trailed by Q. Henderson, Leonard, Howie Marcx and Shane Moore. Q. Henderson began challenging Votion looking high and low. Votion, trying to find his line, tried high and Q. Henderson was able to get by low for the lead on lap 4. The duo ran side by side for a lap until Votion got a good run off turn 2 to retake the point. A debris caution set up the three-car battle that saw Votion on top, Q. Henderson on the bottom and Leonard trying the look in the middle. At halfway it was Votion, Leonard, Q. Henderson, Marcx and Jason Kelly. Leonard began peeking in the middle on Votion coming off the corners, while Bob Henderson grabbed fifth from Ja. Kelly. Votion tried to change his exit off turn 4, giving up the top and opening the door for Leonard to get by for the lead on lap 15. Marcx broke a rear gear on lap 16 setting up a late shootout. Leonard, still on top, saw Votion give him several looks low, but to no avail as Leonard in the Dan Schroat owned, KR Compressors, Longs Racing Engines powered, Walt Clark Chassis crept away for the win. “I thought maybe the bottom would work out with these big tires,” added Leonard. “It wasn't the case with my car. I was struggling on the bottom. I saw Trey(Votion) move up and was trying to follow his line. I kept showing the nose underneath him and hoped he'd see what I was trying and move his line down. He ended up doing it and I was able to get by him on the high side.” “I saw him rolling the bottom at the start and thought he was going to walk away with it. Quentin(Henderson) and I were able to reel him in. We had a good three car battle for the lead there for a while. We both started rolling the top and getting it figured out. We had a good run.” Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 5 Cody Leonard, 99 Trey Votion, 44 Quentin Henderson, 84 Patrick Kelly, 57 Jason Kelly, 86 Bob Henderson, 53 Matt Fox, 18 Shane Moore, 57sr John Kelly sr., 13 Howie Marcx, 95 Jerry Jones, 15 John Owens, 22t Tommy Grimes---dntg, 1x Andrew Hesler---dns Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 99 Trey Votion, 13 Howie Marcx, 18 Shane Moore, 95 Jerry Jones, 15 John Owens, 57 Jason Kelly, 22t Tommy Grimes Heat 2; 44 Quentin Henderson, 5 Cody Leonard, 84 Patrick Kelly, 53 Matt Fox, 86 Bob Henderson, 57sr John Kelly sr., 1x Andrew Hesler---dns Pesek Powers to Pay Day Michale Pesek(Victoria) made the trip up pay off in the 20-lap Street Stock feature. After a fan redraw, that saw the starting field inverted by 11, Dakota Heinaman was the early leader with Pesek getting the spot on lap 2. Pesek then had multi-time track champ Wade Jones to contend with. The two made some contact with Jones clipping an infield tire and spinning. A series of late restarts made things interesting, but it Was Pesek hanging on for the win. At the start of the 12-car feature Heinaman was first to turn 1 chased by Mike Lyon, Pesek, Jones and Jacob Crow. Pesek was able to get by Lyon and Heinaman for the top spot on lap 2 with Jones getting third from Lyon. Bart Wilcox, who had to start at the rear, quickly made his way into the top five getting the spot from Crow. Both Jones and Wilcox added another position as they approached halfway. At the mid point it was Pesek, Jones closing in, Heinaman, Wilcox and Lyon. A yellow restacked the field putting Jones on Pesek's bumper. Jones stayed attached to his bumper, literally and figuratively, as the two fought it out. That came to head when Jones tried to get inside. The two exchanged some paint on the back stretch with Jones clipping an infield tire and spinning. A string of yellows slowed the pace, but not the action as Heinaman and Wilcox ran door to door for second, while Cody Leonard, in his his sisters Pure Stock, Lyon and Crow tried three wide for fourth. It seemed like they'd never get past lap 18 with numerous restarts, giving Jones the chance to pick up spots as other had problems. Finally under green Pesek was able to get a good jump on Wilcox and Heinaman and get clear. Jones was now battling with Leonard for fourth and got the position on the last lap. Up front it was Pesek in the Mickeys Auto Repair & Wrecker Service, Rock Motors, Cornwell Tools, Matco, Viking Recovery, Outlaw Racing Chassis taking home the hardware. “Smooth driving, taking it easy” replied Pesek. “To be honest, my dad watches the track and what I do in the heat race. He makes the changes whatever he feels it needs and I do the rest from there. I really have no idea what he does. He tells me to drive it, and I go drive it.” “It would have been fun racing with Wade(Jones). If you've got the car and you hold your groove, you can hold him back. Anyone can be beat. He kept popping me in the bumper every corner and trying to push me up the track. I had the racing groove, he stuck his nose inside me there. When I went to set up for the corner, he didn't lift, I didn't lift either. If he hadn't been beating my rear bumper off I might have let him have the line.” SABFI Transpotation Street Stocks 22 Michale Pesek, 67 Bart Wilcox, 83 Dakota Heinaman, 41 Wade Jones, 9c Cody Leonard, 20 Mike Lyon, 14 Lynn Fox, 23 Dennis Taber jr., 8 Jacob Crow, 18 Shawn Moore, 2x Dennis Hilla, 51 Harold Cope jr ., 81 Tony Bernal---dns, 33h Cody Henderson---dns Street Stock heats Heat 1; 2x Dennis Hilla, 23 DennisTaber jr., 22 Michale Pesek, 83 Dakota Heinaman, 20 Mike Lyon, 81 Tony Bernal, 51 Harold Cope jr. Heat 2; 41 Wade Jones, 18 Shawn Moore, 14 Lynn Fox, 8 Jacob Crow, 33 Cody Henderson, 67 Bart Wilcox---dq(tech) Victory Lane for Leddy Aaron Leddy, who started deep in the 22-car Pure Stock field had his work cut out for him. Methodically, using the high line that no one else was using, made his way into the top five by halfway and got the lead with two laps to go from Dakota Hurley, who had led throughout. Da. Hurley gave Leddy a try coming to the checkers, but spun collecting several of the top contenders. It was Jamie Dear getting to turn 1 first, but Da. Hurley got a good run on the backstretch to get the lead on lap 1. Behind him it was Dear, Caitlin Leonard, Tryton Temple and William Saunders. Leonard, who missed out on a win last race with a broken rear gear, took second from dear while Saunders, Temple and Jarrett Payton three wide for fourth. Behind that triad Leddy, Dustin Hurley and Robert Kelm were three wide for seventh. At halfway it was Da. Hurley, coming up on traffic, Leonard, Dear, Leddy and Payton. Leddy then got third after a three abreast battle with Dear and Payton. The threesomes continued with Leonard, Leddy and Dear trying it for second. A lap 14 caution finally gave everyone a chance to take a breath. Da. Hurley got away clean with Leddy and Leonard side by side for second and Dear door to door with Payton for fourth. Leddy took the second spot with Payton by Dear. Ben Mikulencak, also trying the top side, got by Dear and Temple for fifth. Leddy caught Da. Hurley on lap 17 and was able to drive past him for the lead on lap 18. Da. Hurley, staying on the bottom, tried to give Leddy one last shot coming to the checkers. Unfortunately that didn't work out well when he spun in front of the field collecting Leonard, Mikulencak, among others, shaking up the finish order. Ahead of that Leddy in the C3 Speed Horse, Reflective Wrecker, CNC Grafix, GM crate powered, Oval Components Chassis was taking the checkers. “One of my pit guys watched the Limited Late Model race and told me they were running the top,” commented Leddy. “It seemed to be the fastest place on the track. Thankfully I had an outside starting spot so I was able to get up in that tacky area and pass a lot of cars up there.” “I noticed a couple front ends start coming up towards me, pushing up. I guess they were the middle car in a three wide battle. I didn't know that then. But I did notice them coming up.” “I was kind of worried about running the top off too soon. I saw the 40 car(Hurley) was fast around the bottom and hoped the top didn't go away for me those last few laps after that restart.” All in Designs Pure Stocks 93 Aaron Leddy, 9s Jarrett Payton, 98 William Saunders, 15d Jamie Dear, 43 Jamie Fuller, 6 Daniel Preston, 99t Tryton Temple, 48 Robert Kelm, 4d Dustin Hurley, 182 Ben Mikulencak, 30v Matthew Villarreal, 66 Adam Torres, 17 Casey Lowe, 7x Janel Duncan, 13m Jeremy Watson, 36z George Quintanilla, 40 Dakota Hurley, 9c Catilin Leonard, 88 Brandy Torres, 50 Darrel Jones, 15 William Cavender, 23 Andy Kirkland Pure Stock B-main(top 7 to A-main) 43 Jamie Fuller, 6 Daniel Preston, 7x Janel Hilla, 36z George Quintanilla, 88 Brandy Torres, 50 Darrel Jones, 15 William Cavender, 30 Riley Heil, 44k Katrine Keylich, 68 Kenny Wright, 39 Sonny Kinnaman jr., w28 Joe Martin---dntg Pure Stock heats Heat;15d Jamie Dear, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 48 Robert Kelm, 4d Dustin Hurley, 88 Brandy Torres, 17 Casey Lowe, 50 Darrel Jones, 44k Kathrine Keylich, 30 Riley Heil Heat 2; 40 Dakota Hurley, 98 William Saunders, 30v Matthew Villarreal, m13 Jeremy Watson, 66 Adam Torres, 36z George Quintanilla, w28 Joe Martin, 15 William Cavender, 39 Sonny Kinnaman jr.---BF(safety gear) Heat 3; 23 Andy Kirkland, 99t Tryton Temple, 9s Jarrett Payton, 93 Aaron Leddy, 182 Ben Mikulencak, 7x Janel Duncan, 43 Jamie Fuller, 68 Kenny Wright, 6 Daniel Preston Carter King of Compacts GB Carter(Harlingen) racing in memory of his big sister, Margaret Felps, went wire to wire in the 20-lap Sport Compact feature. Carter was hounded by Trevor Bettis early, then Casey Lowe in the latter stages. After a late restart Carter, in the Don Wilde Racecraft, VW Rabbit 'Thumper' made it two in a row with the victory. The normally incident free Sport Compact feature was all but that as cautions dotted the event. It took three tries to even get a lap in with Carter, Bettis, Lowe, Roy Easler jr. and Loryn Noah in the top five. Another set of yellows kept action broken up but Carter was finally able to get a lead while Bettis and Lowe swapped second. At halfway it was Carter, Bettis, Lowe, Easler, and Randy Frautschi in the top five. The second half saw several near misses as a slower car spun in front of a three car fight for fourth, then the lead trio. This set up a 4-lap dash to the checkers. Carter got clear while Lowe and Bettis continued their personal battle with Lowe securing the spot. As the white waved Carter had about five car lengths on Lowe carrying the margin to the checkers. “I was being real careful,” said Carter. “The track was getting real slick and I was trying not to overdrive it. It would have been easy to lose control. Most of time it's us waiting for the other classes and their yellows/restarts. Tonight it was our night.” “In the heat races the track was very fast. We lost some guys. The track slicked up pretty good for the feature. The only place I found to run smooth enough was on the bottom. It felt really slow, like I was just idling around. It was actually the fastest way around.” “When I'm being challenged I just try to protect the bottom. Almost no one can make an outside pass. It took my twelve races of getting my butt kicked last year to figure that out. Protect the bottom.” “Winning makes the trip home a little nicer. My sister, Margaret Felps, passed away about a month ago and left me some money to sponsor the car in her will. This race was for her. I also want to thank Brown Chevy for sponsoring our class out here. I love this track and the people here. It's real fun coming up here. I'm retired so this is my full time job now.” Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 77 GB Carter, 23 Kasey Krauss, 57 Trevor Bettis, 38 Kirk Ball, 16 Charles Earnhardt jr., 01 Randy Frautschi, 7l Loryn Noah, 13 Chad Miller, 11 Alex Foley, 14 Breighton Owens, 39 Roy Easler jr., 24 Felipe Ruiz, 33 Jamie Garner---dns, 4 Cody Earnhardt---dns, 14 Brandon McCall---dns, 11b Colton Borlace---dns Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 77 GB Carter, 33 Jamie Garner, 57 Trevor Bettis, 39 Roy Easler jr., 7L Loryn Noah,01 Randy Frautschi, 13 Chad Miller, 74 Breighton Owens Heat 2; 23 Kasey Krauss, 24 Felipe Ruiz, 11 Alex Foley, 38 Kirk Ball, 4 Cody Earnhardt, 11b Colton Borlace, 16 Charles Earnhardt jr.---dntg
  24. I-37 Speedway updates 6-16-18

    Street Stock heats Heat 1 2x Dennis Hilla 23 DennisTaber jr 22 Micheala Pesek 83 Dakota Heinaman 20 Mike Lyon 81 Tony Bernal 51 Harold Cope jr
  25. Go-Kart Meet-n-Greet @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 6/2/18 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(June 2nd, 2018) Tonight was the night for the future stars of racing to shine as I-37 Speedway hosted its meet-n-greet for the Go-Kart kids during intermission. All the kids got to show off their Karts on the front entry way and hand out hero cards to the fans after running both the heats and features earlier in the late afternoon. Along with that, there were Power Wheels races for the even younger kids, foot races split by age groups and face painting available, even announcer Milton Hope went by the face paint booth. It was big night for the kids, young and old. To say it was hot would be somewhat of an understatement with temperatures over 100 degrees in the pit area during pre-race activities. The heat and south Texas sun took its toll on the track surface with the track crew doing everything possible to keep some moisture in it, and the dust down. Dinsmore Dashes to Modified Main Returning after several weeks off, Kerrville's Greg Dinsmore found himself in a familiar place, Victory Lane. Dinsmore made it back to where he's been accustomed to during his championship season. Leading every lap but the first one, Dinsmore got by early Leader Bill Pittaway then held off Cody Tidwell on restarts to secure the win Pittaway was first into turn 1 at the start and lead back at the line with Dinsmore, from row 2, Tidwell, Dillon Tindal and Robert Leise in line. Ducking under Pittaway in turn 1, Dinsmore took command in the 20-lap event. Behind Dinsmore, Chris Morris got fifth from Liese while Tidwell got second from Pittaway. While having their own spirited battle Morris and Tindal got past Pittaway for third and fourth. At halfway it was Dinsmore, Tidwell, Tindal, Morris and Don Banker in the top five. The Tindal-Morris battle came to head when contact sent Tindal around, and Morris to the tail. From there it was Dinsmore motoring away while Morris worked his way back up through the field. At the checkers it was Dinsmore by a straightaway in the Sundowner Performance Diesel Repair & Performance Towing, Race Safe Technologies, The Alignment Shop, Wehrs, Sanderson Motorsports, CRS Suspension, Stealth by Roberts, Fast Shafts, AFCO Shocks, Six-Two Graphics, Friesen crate powered, BMS Chassis. “Setting the car up for dry slick was key tonight,” explained Dinsmore. “It was a patience game and hit your marks. Once you find a line that's fast, feel the car dig pretty good, just keep hitting those marks.” “We changed quite a bit from the heat to the feature. I didn't really think it would be that rough. It is what it is. The track started to come apart. I really wish I'd have taken some bite out of it, it was a little snug, but it worked pretty good. We changed shocks, a couple bar angles and moved some weight around.” “You have to listen to know if someone's trying to get below you and root you out. Coming out of the corner you kind of turn your head to look. Usually on a restart you can feel them back there. If they're aggressive enough they'll beat on your bumper. If you pull off on restarts and don't hear them in the first corner you know you got some good drive and no one's back there.” “I don't about getting the new car ready. Right now we're going to put Logan in the car tomorrow and make some laps. I'll probably race it a couple more times. We'll see how he does and try to get him in the seat this year.' Cash Bred Off Road IMCA Modifieds 8g Greg Dinsmore, 17 Cody Tidwell, 94 Chris Morris, 377 Don Banker, 77 Robert Leise jr., 47 Brandon Lawrence, 137 Bill Pittaway, 86 Dillon Tindal, 14t Talon Minten---dns IMCA Modified heats Heat 1; 8g Greg Dinsmore, 86 Dillon Tindal, 17 Cody Tidwell, 137 Bill Pittaway, 377 Don Banker, 94 Chris Morris, 77 Robert Liese jr., 47 Brandon Lawrence, 14t Talon Minten Pay Day for JJ in Sport Modifieds Always a contender at any track he shows up at, JJ Jennings(Corpus Christi) got his first I-37 Speedway win of the season going wire to wire over a stout field of Sport Modifieds. Jennings had to hold off Robby Minten throughout the beginning of the 20-lap feature before inching away the last half to score the win in the G&M Oilfield Services, 1st Class Towing, WW Bodies, Diamond Specialties, CBR Racing Shocks, Omega Mechanical, raceontexas.com, PTS Powered, Hughes by 89 Motorsports Chassis. Jennings was first into turn 1 as the 15-car field took the green for the 20-lap feature. Chasing Jennings were R. Minten and Johnny Torres side by side, Cody Leonard and Cody Beddoe. Beddoe began losing spots, first to Talon Minten then Chris Swenson, before pulling to a stop with electrical issues bringing out the races only caution. Swenson got by T. Minten on the restart before spinning and falling to the back. At the crossed flags it was Jennings, inching away, R. Minten, Torres, Leonard and T. Minten in the top five. While fighting for second, Torres and R. Minten made slight contact giving Leonard an opening to grab third. Up front Jennings was continuing to ease away taking the checkers by a half straightaway. “Starting on the pole, hug the tires and stay out of the gas, which is exactly opposite of what we're supposed to do,” said Jennings. “You always wonder if someone will try to move you up off the bottom on a track like that tonight. I was looking for Johnny(Torres) to try the outside, but he got stuck behind Robby(Minten). Then you wait for someone to try something inside. They were going to have to beat me off the (infield)tires.” “All we changed from last weeks win in Corpus is the left front shock. Add some gas, and go. I'm going to race Corpus, here, maybe some big shows at the end of the year. We're just playing it week by week now. We just do normal maintenance clean it, grease it, maybe do some body work. I don't change much going track to track. Maybe a shock here and there, plus keep good tires on it.” Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 26g JJ Jennings, 24r Robby Minten, 12 Cody Leonard, 66 Johnny Torres, 5r Talon Minten, bd2 Eddy Ross, 31 Chase Havely, 28m Mason Casteneda, 55 Rusty Head, 12r Roly Rodriguez, 30 Chris Swenson, 95 Larry Lewis, 24 Jim Blevins, 49k Michael Keylich, 77 Cody Beddoe, 2b Robert Boyd---dns, 03 Marcus Mikulencak---dns, 11t Tom Grothues---dns Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 26g JJ Jennings, 24r Robby Minten, 12 Cody Leonard, 31 Chase Havely, 55 Rusty Head, bd2 Eddy Ross, 28m Mason Casteneda, 2b Robert Boyd, 24 Jim Blevins Heat 2; 66 Johnny Torres, 77 Cody Beddoe, 30 Chris Swenson, 5r Talon Minten, 49k Michael Keylick, 95 Larry Lewis, 12r Roly Rodriguez, 03 Marcus Mikulencak Trey Leads the Way Once Again To say San Antonios Trey Votion is on a roll this year is no surprise as the former Limited Late Model track champion has taken the checkers four times in four races. Tonight he made it five-for-five in the 15-lap Limited Late Model feature, six-for-six if you add the Grudge race. Votion used the top to chase down his brother Patrick Kelly after halfway then held off his cousin, Jason Kelly for the win. As the Limited Late Model feature fired off it was P. Kelly getting out front trailed by Cody Leonard, J. Kelly, Rene Mares and Votion in the top five. It was three wide for third with Votion, Mares and J. Kelly and Votion getting the spot on lap 2. Votion then put Leonard back to third and the chase was on. Using the high side, Votion reeled in P. Kelly and the two were side by side at halfway with J. Kelly third, Leonard and Tommy Grimes. Votion finally secured the spot on lap 9. A couple late cautions set up a green, white, checker finish that saw J. Kelly give him a look, but it was Votion in the Nogalitos Gear, SRC Performance, Mission Race Engines, Kelly Racing Chassis holding him off for the flag. “I just try to find where the car is happy and go for it as much as possible” said Votion. “Normally I'll run the bottom because there's no one else down there. That's normally where the grip is. Tonight the grip was on top and bottom. I just tend to go where they're not if there's anything there. I don't know, I'm just doing what I can to keep the car in one piece.” “The top was working for me. I knew my brother was on the bottom so I needed to make the top work for me. It was fast. I knew when first pulled on the track there was something there. So I figured I'd use it as much as I could. I was trying to block the bottom on restarts. You don't want to give up the bottom on a start. Once I got going I went back to the top.” “After they watered the track I thought it was going to be greasy up there but it had grip. I found it before anyone else did I guess. If there's grip top and bottom normally the top is faster.” Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 99 Trey Votion, 57 Jason Kelly, 84 Patrick Kelly, 13 Howie Marcx, 44 Quentin Henderson, 18 Shane Moore, 22 Rene Mares, 5 Cody Leonard, 22t Tommy Grimes, 95 Jerry Jones Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 84 Patrick Kelly, 22 Rene Mares, 5 Cody Leonard, 99 Trey Votion, 57 Jason Kelly, 13 Howie Marcx, 18 Shane Moore, 44 Quentin Henderson, 22t Tommy Grimes, 95 Jerry Jones Barber Unbeatable in Street Stock In two visits to I-37 Speedway this season, Jarrett Barber(College Station/Corpus Christi) has taken home the hardware both times. Barber got past early leader and multi-time track champ, Wade Jones early in the 15-lapper then pulled away for the victory. At the start it was Jones first into turn 1 pursued by Barber, Mike Lyon, Dennis Taber and Jeff Rabedeau. Jones and Barber began to break away with Barber getting inside Jones to grab the lead on lap 3. A couple quick cautions slowed the action, but once back to green it was Barber, moving away, Jones, Lyon, Shawn Moore and Lynn Fox in the top five. Barber continued to check out from Jones as the laps wound down while Fox and Lyon battled for third. As the white flag waved it was Barber in the Ace Transmission, Barber Oilfield Trucking, Ace Machine, Western Flyer chassis by a full straightaway cruising away and taking the victory. “We've been pretty good here so far,” exclaimed Barber. “I didn't really know what to expect since they watered the top of track before our race. I really didn't know what to do. Wade(Jones) was kind of running the middle so I saw the bottom was open, and took it.” “We didn't get a chance to make any changes on the car after they watered. It's a little of a concern not knowing what the track is going to be like. Luckily they didn't water the bottom. Our set up was good on the bottom. I wasn't too worried about someone finding something on top. I tried the top at the beginning and there wasn't really anything up there, so I stuck to the bottom.” “I'd like to thank Gary from SABFI Transportation for sponsoring the Street Stock class.” Street Stocks 19 Jarrett Barber, 41 Wade Jones, 20 Mike Lyon, 14 Lynn Fox, 18 Shawn Moore, 8 Jacob Crow, 69j Jeff Rabedeau, 23 Dennis Taber jr., 51 Harold Cope jr., 33h Cody Henderson, 77 Chris Shafer---dns SABFI Transportation Street Stock heats Heat 1; 41 Wade Jones, 19 Jarrett Barber, 23 Dennis Taber jr. 51 Harold Cope jr. 20 Mike Lyon, 33h Cody Henderson, 69j Jeff Rabedeau, 77 Chris Shafer, 8 Jacob Crow, 14 Lynn Fox, 18 Shawn Moore Torres Takes Caution Filled Pure Stock Pay Day Allen Torres(San Antonio) capitalized on the misfortune of Caitlin Leonard to add another win to his yearly total. Torres, who got by Leonard on a restart when her car broke, held off Jarrett Payton to take home his fourth victory of the year in his Allens 24/7 Towing, All in Designs, crate powered, Swenson Chassis. The twenty two- car Pure Stock feature, on a tricky dry slick track, took its toll. The race, originally scheduled for 20-lap barely made to halfway before being called on the time limit. Taking four tries to even get a lap in should have been an omen of things to come. When green did finally wave it was Leonard, Al. Torres, Zak Courtney, Payton and Adam Torres in the top five. It seemed like just as the race looked like it might go, another yellow would fly, mostly for minor spins and some drivers waiting for the yellow. After ten yellows, the race was shortened to a green, white checker finish, which would be Leonard's downfall at trying to win her first race. As green waved, Leonard broke a rear end with Al. Torres and Payton fighting it out for the win. Al. Torres would hang on the final lap to get the victory. Pure Stocks 94 Allen Torres, 9s Jarrett Payton, 66 Adam Torres, 15d Jamie Dear, 2z Zac Courtney, 48 Robert Kelm, 88 Brandy Torres, 98 William Saunders, d4 Steven Doty, 91 Johnny Westfall, 82 Andrew Garcia, 44k(09) Clint Montanio, 6 Daniel Preston, 7x Janel Duncan, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 68 Kenny Wright, 19m Mike Horelka, 40 Dakota Hurley, 99t Treyton Temple, 182 Ben Mikulencak, 5 Dillon Gaither, 4d Dustin Hurley Pure Stock B-main(top 7 to A-main) 82 Andrew Garcia, 4d Dustin Hurley, 91 Johnny Westfall, 5 Dillon Gaither, d4 Steven Doty, 7x Janel Duncan, 19m Mike Horelka, 63 Joe D Johnson, 13m Jeremy Watson, 19 Justin Todd, 53 Treyler Caulfield , 17 Casey Lowe, w28 Joe Martin, 23t Sean Terry Pure Stock heats(top 5 to A-main) Heat 1; 2z Zack Courtney, 66 Adam Torres, 99t Treyton Temple, 15d Jamie Dear, 98 William Saunders, 7x Janel Duncan, 13m Jeremy Watson, 63 Joe D Johnson, 19m Mike Horelka Heat 2; 9s Jarrett Payton, 94 Allen Torres, 182 Ben Mikulencak, 48 Robert Kelm, 82 Andrew Garcia, 6 Daniel Preston, 4d Dustin Hurley, 23t Sean Terry, 19 Justin Todd, 53 Treyler Caulfield Heat 3; 9c Caitlin Leonard, 40 Dakota Hurley, 88 Brandy Torres, 68 Kenny Wright, 44k(09) Clint Montanio, 5 Dillon Gaither, w28 Joe Martin, 91 Johnny Westfall, d4 Steven Doty Carter Cashes in Compacts After losing in the final laps of the last event, GB Carter(Harlingen) got redemption in the 20-lap Sport Compact feature. Carter would go flag to flag, but it was almost deja vu as a flat tire and lapped traffic allowed Jamie Garner to close the gap at the finish. The 13-car Sport Compact would go without caution as Carter got out front from Brandon McCall, Garner, Gordon Dowdy and Kasey Krauss. Garner would take second from McCall, while Krauss snagged fourth from Dowdy. At halfway it was Carter easing away Garner, McCall, Krauss and Randy Frautschi in the top five. During the second half Carter began to catch slower traffic, his downfall two weeks ago. Garner started catching Carter little by little until the last laps when Garner was on Carter's bumper. As the two diced through a trio of lapped cars, Carter in his Don Wilde Racecraft, VW Rabbit 'Thumper' was able to negotiate through for the win, where he found a flat left rear tire in Victory Lane. Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 77 GB Carter, 33 Jamie Garner, 23 Kasey Krauss, 14 Brandon McCall, 01 Randy Frautschi, 57 Trevor Bettis, 63 Gordon Dowdy, 16 Charles Earnhardt jr., 38 Kirk Ball, 7l Loryn Noah, 39 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 15 Devon Suritt, 777 Roy Easler jr., 121 Roy Easler---dns Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 77 GB Carter, 23 Kasey Krauss, 33 Jamie Garner, 121 Roy Easler, 7l Loryn Nosah, 15 Devon Suritt, 38 Kirk Ball Heat 2; 14 Brandon McCall, 63 Gordon Dowdy, 16 Charles Earnhardt jr., 01 Randy Frautschi, 39 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 777 Roy Easler jr., 57 Trevor Bettis Russ Parker Construction Go-Kart(Heats and Features) Senior Division Heat; Ryker Hernandez, Jonathon Cervantez, Peyton Jones, Hannah Miller Feature; Ryker Hernandez, Peyton Jones, Hannah Miller, Jordan Rios, Jonathon Cervantez Junior Division Heat; Peyton Jones, Jordan Rios, Cody Clegg, Sterling Hensley Feature; Peyton Jones, Jordan Rios, Cody Clegg, Sterling Hensley Youth Division Heat; Aubrie Moore, Blaine Markgraf, Levi McDaniel, Berkley Keylich Feature; Aubrie Moore, Blaine Markgraf, Levi McDaniel, Berkley Keylich
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