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  1. I-37 speedway updates 10-24-20

    USRA Factory Stock B-mains(top 6 transfer) B-main 1;38 Josh Sewell, 99 Allen Alexander, 4d Dakota Hurley, 75 Jerry Miller, 28 Daniel Lopez, 17e Jerry Evans, 14 Evan Lambert, 10j Scott Jerkins, 00 Kyle Hawken, 94 Allen Torres, 30m Robert Barker, 15 William Cavender, 34 Ryan Carlucci(dq-tech), 93 Aaron Leddy(dq-tech) B-main 2; 23k Kasey Krauss, 5r Ray Doyon, 02 Shannon Maurer, 44k Katherine Keylich, 133 Megan Dodson, 6 Gary Butler, 49k Michael Keylich, 37 AJ Wernette, 22t Adam Tracy, 92r Robert Keylich, 30 Riley Heil, 36 George Quintanilla(dq-tech), 6” Daniel Preston(dq-tech)
  2. I-37 Speedway updates 10-23-20

    USRA Factory Stocks Heats(Friday night round 1) Heat 1; 92 Dillon Gaither, 44 Cord Beard, 10 Marcus Mikulencak, 36 George Quintanilla, 44k Katherine Keylich, 7 Jesse Sandoval, 30m Robert Barker, 10j Scott Jerkins, 14 Evan Lambert Heat 2; 41 Wade Jones, 93 Aaron Leddy, 132 Cody Tesch, 5r Ryan Doyon, 7441 Cameron Starry, 133 Megan Dodson, 8c Cameron Dinsmore, 6 Gary Butler, 28 Daniel Lopez Heat 3; 1w Walter Hamilton, 9 Lynn Fox, 17e Jerry Evans, 34 Ryan Carlucci, 30 Riley Heil, 99 Allen Alexander, 22t Adam Tracy, 92r Robert Keylich, 02 Shannon Maurer Heat 4; 94 Allen Torres, 38 Josh Sewell, 747 GW Hessong, 23k Kasey Krauss, 6 Daniel Preston, 75 Jerry Miller, 49k Michael Keylich, 4d Dustin Hurley, 15 William Cavender
  3. Final Points Night @ I-37 Speedway, 10-3-20 By JM Hallas Pleasanton TX.,(Oct. 3Rd, 2020) Final points night, full moon, what could go wrong? The regular I-37 Speedway comes to an end tonight with three of five regular class points races(USRA Limited Modified and Factory Stocks, Late Models) up for grabs, sort of. Plus after a one-two finish by Steve Whiteaker jr and Johnny Torres last race the 'Bounty' was still up for grabs with an addition $100 added and another $100 for anyone winning as a first time visitor. The IMCA points chase ended last race with Chris Carroll taking the track championship ahead of Rick Green, Robert Liese jr, Ryan Doyon and Johnny Melancon. In USRA Tuners, a national points event in Iowa this weekend ended the track points season for them giving Brian Schoenbaum the title over Jamie Garner, Brandon McCall, Adam Tracy and Adolph Tracy. Schoenbaum, who also leads the USRA National Points, is attending the USRA Nationals in Webster City, Ia. USRA Limited Modifieds have Johnny Torres with an untouchable lead over Ryan Doyon, Talon Minten, Sterling Tausch and Robby Minten. Torres is currently third in USRA National points with another south Texas area competitor, Jared Maupin fourth on the national list. The Late Model points shake out with Frank Okruhlik coming into the night with a big enough lead to secure the track points race ahead of Landon Sowder, Howie Marcx, Trey Votion and Aaron Driscoll. The only points race up in the air is USRA Factory stocks, but by making lap in the heat race, Josh Sewell will lock up that championship. Mike Lyon, Michael Keylich, Dustin Hurley and Jesse Sandoval complete the top five. Maupin Grabs Modified Money As green waved on the IMCA Modified field Robby Minten and Jared Maupin stayed wheel to wheel through turns 1-2. R. Minten finally secured the spot to lead lap 1 chased by Maupin, Ryan Doyon, Talon Minten and Chris Swenson. Chandler Fox spun in turn 2 which was a break for R. Minten who also looped it seconds later in turn 4. On the restart Maupin, Doyon and Swenson were nearly three wide for second. By lap 5 R. Minten had starting to gap Maupin, while Swenson kept the pressure on Doyon for third. At halfway it was R. Minten, Maupin, Doyon, Swenson and T. Minten. Maupin changed his line and began making up distance on R. Minten for the lead. Maupin caught R. Minten using the middle line as R. Minten stayed on the top. Maupin showed the nose a couple times through the corners and R. Minten made a mistake going around in turn 4 again on lap 12. This put Maupin in the lead for the restart that saw Swenson get past Doyon for second. That left Doyon three wide with Rick Green and T. Minten. A late spin by Landon Bednarz rebunched the field, but Maupin(College Station) got away quickly to half straightaway advantage as he went on to the checkers in his BMF Shocks & Chassis, Rick Pollaro owned, crate powered, Longhorn Chassis. “This makes up for last weekend,” said Maupin. “It's a great way to top things off. We knew we had to fix some mistakes and clean up things. This made up for everything. This car has been good off the bat since Rick Pollaro bought it from Dillon Tindall. Our driving styles are different so we did a little tweeking to suit my style. It's been a good piece.” “The track was tricky. We were hunting the top. Once I reeled him in I wanted to show myself and see if he'd make a mistake. I you showed him the nose enough times, that he did.” “I couldn't tell if I was over driving or the track going away. I was having to search around to find the groove the car felt better in. I knew if I could catch Robby that someone might find a better line than I did to catch me.” Simpson Racing Products IMCA Modifieds 91 Jared Maupin, 83 Chris Swenson, 82 Rick Green, 5r Ryan Doyon, 14t Talon Minten, 24r Robby Minten, 77 Robert Liese jr., 419 Johnny Melancon, 16 Landon Bednarz, 53x Chandler Fox IMCA Modfied heats Heat 1; 91 Jared Maupin, 14t Talon Minten, 83 Chris Swenson, 77 Robert Liese jr., 16 Landon Bednarz Heat 2; 24r Robby Minten, 5r Ryan Doyon, 82 Rick Green, 53x Chandler Fox, 16 Landon Bednarz Whiteaker With the Win As the 20-lap USRA Limited Modified feature fired off it looked like Edward Oakes might be taking home the bounty money. Oakes was first to turn 1 trailed by Johnny Torres, JJ Jennings, Steve Whiteaker and Dustin Butcher but a spin by Gary Hall restacked the field. On the restart Jennings took third from Torres as Whiteaker began challenging Oakes for the lead. The two were side by side, while Jared Maupin got by Butcher and Anthony Gordon for fourth. Jennings top three run ended on lap 6 when he slowed and stopped. After another quick spin and caution, Whiteaker was looking low on Oakes for the lead while Torres was trying the high side on Whiteaker for second. At the crossed flags it was Oakes, Whiteaker, Torres, Maupin and Gordon in the top five with Butcher, Ryan Doyon and Heath Stewart three wide for sixth. Oakes missed the top line and gave Whiteaker an opportunity to close in and get inside. Two laps later Oakes again missed the exit off the top and slapped the front stretch wall. This gave Whiteaker the opening to take the point on lap 17 as Oakes stopped for a late caution. Whiteaker got away clean on the restart while Maupin and Gordon battled for third. At the checkers it was Whiteaker(Robstown) taking his third win in row in the D&SS Construction, First Class Towing Service, Parker Lee Project, Cottrell Racing, South Texas Speedway, Churches Chicken, G&M Oilfield Services, WW bodies, Dark Horse Racing Shocks, Best Race Engines, Innovative Chassis. “I don’t think I could have passed Edward(Oakes) if he didn’t make that big mistake,” replied Whiteaker. “Turns 1&2 we’re just too fast up top. At the end I felt my car was faster than his but passing him was going to be a different story.” “Our best engine has been put to the rest this year at I-37 with the hammer down tracks that’s for sure. It just feels good to race again. I hardly raced any in 2018 and 2019. That’s three in a row, five wins and two 2nds out of seven starts. I can’t thank all my sponsors enough!” “Congrats to JT on his championship and also congrats to Milton Hope on is retirement from successful career in race track announcing.” Swenson Racing Products USRA Limited Modifieds 89c Steve Whiteaker jr. 66 Johnny Torres, 22m Anthony Gordon, 96 Jared Maupin, 90 Dustin Butcher, 14h Heath Stewart, 71 Robert Stewart, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 7 Kevin Parker, 95 Sterling Tausch, 3g Gary Hall jr., 99 Edward Oakes, 24r(2) Talon Minten, 5r Ryan Doyon, 11x Brian Harbison, 26g JJ Jennings, 24r Robby Minten---dns Limited Modified heats Heat 1; 99 Edward Oakes, 66 Johnny Torres, 26g JJ Jennings, 5r Ryan Doyon, 14h Heath Stewart, 7 Kevin Parker, 71 Robert Stewart, 3g Gary Hall jr. Heat 2; 90 Dustin Butcher, 89c Steve Whiteaker jr, 22m Anthony Gordon, 96 Jared Maupin, 24r Robby Minten, 95 Sterling Tausch, 11x Brian Harbison, 31L Sherrill Lewis Hardage Hustles to Late Model Loot The Late Model feature started with Frank Okruhlik getting to turn 1 first securing the 2020 track championship with Kody Hardage, Jason Kelly, Trey Votion and Alton Fambro in pursuit. Jamie Campbell broke and slowed for a quick yellow. Back to green Kelly and Hardage were door to door for second. Coming to midway it was Okruhlik, Hardage looking inside, Kelly, Votion and Landon Sowder in the top five. Just as Hardage got along side Okruhlik, Kelly looped it for a lap 12 yellow. Once back to green, Hardage got a run off the top of turn 2 to get the lead on lap 16. Kelly was quickly working his way back up going past Fambro and Sowder for fourth. Up front it was now Hardage(Seguin) inching away from Okruhlik and going unchallenged for the victory in his Billy Bobs Repair and Tire, Lonestar Pressure Equipment, Swenson Racing Shocks, Carroll Construction, Precision Welding, WRP Racing Products, All in Designs, GM crate powered Longhorn Chassis. “Frank(Okruhlik) was good on top,” said Hardage. “I was good up top too, but couldn't drive through him. When I tried the bottom he was faster than I was. I sent it in there a couple to hope he would see me and move, he did. I took advantage of that.” “We've raced together so I figured he'd try to protect once he saw me. I didn't know if it would stick down there. It stuck enough that he could see me. Sometime running a limited schedule I'm a little rusty. Tonight I was. This is the best the car has ever been. We finally got it freed up enough to run the top.” “These cars are a lot of work. Every nut and bolt gets checked between races, make sure everything is still in the right place, nothing is worn out. It's almost another full time job.” Nogalitos Gear Late Models 12 Kody Hardage, 99f Frank Okruhlik, 99 Trey Votion, 57 Jason Kelly, 08 Landon Sowder, 108 Alton Fambro, 95s Jeff Markert, 13 Howie Marcx, 29 Jamie Campbell, 53x Matt Fox---dns Late Model heats Heat 1; 99f Frank Okruhlik, 57 Jason Kelly, 108 Alton Fambro, 08 Landon Sowder, 95m Jeff Markert Heat 2; 93 Jamie Campbell, 12 Kody Hardage, 99 Trey Votion, 13 Howie Marcx, 53x Matt Fox Hessong Hangs on for Factory Stock Score The normally wild and crazy USRA Factory Stock feature was no exception as nearly all of the top five points contenders suffered problems at one time or another during the 20-lap event, that actually made it all the way for a change. GW Hessong led the 23-car field into turn 1, but it was Johnny Torres getting the lead off turn 4. Behind him, Hessong, Dustin Hurley, Wade Jones and Mike Lyon fell in line. In the pack Michael Keylich went around collecting Jacob Burnett, Jerry Miller, Frank Okruhlik, Clint Montanio and Aaron Leddy. Another spin by Kasey Krauss on the restart was a near miss by the field. Dustin Hurley was next to be bitten by the contenders curse spinning from third. This left Hessong, Jones and Riley Heil now three wide for the second spot. Hessong got by Jones low for second with Heil still looking up top and Dillon Gaither getting fifth from Robert Kelm. Points leader, Josh Sewell had his trouble on lap 6 going around and collecting Anthony Gordon. On the single file restart Hessong was looking up top on Torres for the lead with Gaither taking fourth from Heil. Hessong got the lead on lap 8 with Ray Doyon, John Lieta and Jesse Sandoval three wide for sixth. At the mid point it was Hessong, Torres, Jones, Gaither and Heil in the top five. While battling for fifth Heil and Ray Doyon made contact with Heil going around on lap 15. Coming to green on the restart the pack stacked up in turn 4 collecting Doyon, Lieta and Mike Lyon. As green flew again, Torres gave Hessong, who was now showing some smoke, a look inside with Allen Alexander moving up to fifth. Gaither got a run on Jones to grab third with three to go, taking the spot. Gaither then moved in to battle with Torres for second with two to go. This gave Hessong, still trailing some smoke, the chance to creep away slightly. On the last lap Gaither got second from Torres, but it was Hessong(Edna), hanging on despite the smoke, in the Magnum Services, Magnum Motorsports, Edna Auto Supply, Tonys Mobile Home Service, Lieta Farms, Rock Motors, Lick my Stack Cooking Team, Wicked Transmission, Destroyer Chassis. “I smoked it a little bit, but I didn't hurt it.” reported Hessong. “I kept on watching the oil pressure and we were good. So I just kept her hammer down. I was following Johnny(Torres) for the longest time and not getting anywhere. On that single file restart I thought I'd just sail it off in there on the top and hope it sticks. I did it, and it stuck. I was able to pull it off.” “This is the sixth night on the car, We took it to a couple shows in north Texas and picked up a win in Kennedale. Two wins in a row, two different tracks, that's pretty good. I'm just now finding the set up that works. I might make a spring adjustment. I try not to change anything. We'll see from here on out.” “This was a bare cage when we got it. A lot of us built the car in two and half weeks. It was a whopping, but it was worth it We're going to run every big show we can possibly run.” All in Design USRA Factory Stocks 747 Gw Hessong, 5 Dillon Gaither, 26br Johnny Torres, 41 Wade Jones, 99 Allen Alexander, 23k Kasey Krauss, 24 John Lieta, 38 Josh Sewell, 4d Dustin Hurley, 20 Mike Lyon, 7 Jesse Sandoval, 48 Robert Kelm, 93 Aaron Leddy, 5r Ray Doyon, 44 Clint Montanio, 75 Jerry Miller, 30 Riley Heil, 22m Anthony Gordon, 22t Frank Okruhlik, 49k Michael Keylich, 204 Jacob Burnett, 36 George Quintanilla, 18s Jarrett Payton---dns Factory Stock heats Heat 1; 747 GW Hessong, 20 Mike Lyon, 24 John Lieta, 30 Riley Heil, 7 Jesse Sandoval, 22t Frank Okruhlik, 5 Jerry Miller, 38 Josh Sewell Heat 2; 4d Dustin Hurley, 41 Wade Jones, 48 Robert Kelm, 204 Jacob Burnett, 22m Anthony Gordon, 44 Clint Montanio, 99 Allen Alexander, 18s Jarrett Payton Heat 3; 26br Johnny Torres, 23k Kasey Krauss, 49k Michael Keylich, 5 Dillon Gaither, 5r Ray Doyon, 93 Aaron Leddy, 36 George Quintanilla Two in a Row for Keylich In the Beginner Factory Stock feature Daniel Lopez quickly jumped into the lead followed by Robert Mayberry, Adam Tracy, Katherine Keylich and Ronnie Sparks. Tracy tried the high side and got a good run, but almost overshot turns 3-4 falling back to eighth. Up front, Mayberry got under Lopez for the lead on lap 4. Lopez began leaking fluid causing Sparks to spin in turn 3. Lopez was checked and forced to pit. Back to green, Tracy again trying the high side went around and collected Kyle Workman. Finally back to racing it was K. Keylich pressuring Mayberry for the lead. K. Keylich got by for the point on lap 8 bringing Hunter Peterson along to second as Mayberry went around. Peterson tried the middle on the restart to get by K. Keylich, but was unable to get the spot. Peterson then moved to the low side, while Tracy was back up top. As the white waved it was three wide for the lead in turns 1-2. Coming to the line it was K. Keylich(La Vernia) by a bumper in her Double K Landscaping, Jenns Spirits, Keylich Electric, CPU Repair, All in Designs, Outlaw Chassis eking out the win. Beginner Factory Stocks 44k Katherine Keylich, 34h Hunter Peterson, 22t Adam Tracy, 40k Kyle Workman, 22 Ronnie Sparks, 22m Robert Mayberry, 6p Jeremy Hernandez, 92r Robert Keylich, 28 Daniel Lopez Beginner Factory Stock heats Heat 1; 28 Daniel Lopez, 22m Robert Mayberry, 6p Jeremy Hernandez, 40k Kyle Workman, 92r Robert Keylich Heat 2; 44k Katherine Keylich, 22t Adam Tracy, 22 Ronnie Sparks, 34h Hunter Peterson Garners Gets Green in Tuners Jamie Garner and Johnathon Cervantes stayed door to door off turn turn 2 before Garner got the lead with Cervantes, Dylan Kowalik, Ronnie Schoenfeldt and Ryan McDonald on his heels. Cervantes run up front ended on lap 2 when trouble forced him to pull off. Garner was quickly in slower traffic splitting Aaron Tipton and Darrel Jones three wide. McDonald was able to get past Kowalik in traffic for second. At the crossed flags it was Garner, McDonald, Kowalik, Adolph Tracy and Schoenfeldt in the top five. McDonald got under Garner and took the point on lap 12. Kowalik used traffic to pressure Garner for second as they diced three wide through slower cars. Garner ran McDonald back down with three to go and was looking low. The two were side by side for the lead as the flagman showed them two to go. McDonalds chance for a win ended on the white flag as he slowed allowing Garner(San Antonio) the uncontested run for the win in his VW Sirocco. “First loser,” joked Garner in regards to the points season. “We've had a pretty good season this year with three wins. We can't complain. All these young guys beating on me, that hurts.” “It's too bad Brandon(McCall) broke a CV joint, I think. I think we could have put on a show for the fans. Ryan(McDonald) kept me on my toes though, I can tell you that. He did a heck of a job. When he got by me I couldn't believe it. I just hung in there and finally got it back That lapped traffic was really hit or miss and hope you found the right line. “There wasn't a chance I'd go run that National points race. That's too far and this is a local group. I think it should stay local myself.” “I need to thank all the guys that help get me out there, Brown Chevrolet, Joe & Adrian Shoemaker, Kirk Ball, Gerald Higley, Darrel Jones and Rick Pollaro.” Brown Chevrolet USRA Tuners 33 Jamie Garner, 29k Dylan Kowalik, 01 Adolph Tracy, 14t Shaun Tracy, 98 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 13 Hanna Miller, 2 James Hernandez, 11j Josh Jones, 816 Ryan McDonald, 46 Johnathon Cervantes, 35 Darrel Jones, 4 Aaron Tipton, 38 Kirk Ball---dns, 14 Brandon McCall---dns USRA Tuner heats Heat 1; 46 Jonathon Cervantes, 98 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 11j Josh Jones, 14t Shaun Tracy, 4 Aaron Tipton, 14 Brandon McCall, 38 Kirk Ball Heat 2; 33 Jamie Garner, 29k Dylan Kowalik, 816 Ryan McDonald, 01t Adolph Tracy, 2 James Hernandez, 13 Hanna Miller, 35 Darrel Jones Stoy Scores Dwarf Dollars Larry Carwin led the 14-car DCRST feature to turn 1, but it was Drew Stark leading lap 1 with Carwin, Dillon Coyne, Ty Paxson and Ryan Stoy in tow. Carwin, Coyne and Kyle Sargisson tangled in turns 1-2 for an early yellow. Stoy got by Paxson for second on the restart while Casey Smith did a 360 from fifth and fell back. The top three were nose to tail as they gapped the rest of the pack. Stoy got along side Stark for the lead and took over on lap 9. The top five at halfway were Stoy, Stark, Paxson, Cauy Moore and Smith rebounding from his spin. Stark and Paxson swapped second giving Stoy some breathing room. As the white flag was shown Stoy had a half straightaway on the two still trying to settle the runner-up spot. Stoy(Leander), winner of the Lone Star Dwarf Car championship, picked up his third I-37 win over the past few years in his The Mechanic, QA1 Shocks, Kawaski ZX 10 powered, Peter D Motorsports Chassis. “It was a good battle up front,” commented Stoy. “I finally realized if I pushed the pedal on the right a little harder I could pull away from them. I haven't raced a lot with these guys this year so I was kind of feeling them out in the heat race. It was a little choppy out there. I realized in the main that they'd be able hold their line. It allowed me to make a few passes on the bottom.” “I've won here twice before over the last four years. So I had an idea what set up to use here. Dry as a bone. This new Peter D Motorsports chassis has absolutely exceeded my expectations on any track surface. Ryan Diotte with QA1 Shocks made it possible for me to win the Lone Star Dwarf Club Championship. It was a close fight between Joe Shedden and I with three points difference the final race.” Dwarf Car Racing Series of Texas 20 Ryan Stoy, 3 Casey Smith, 03 Drew Stark, 22c Cauy Moore, 12 Dillon Coyne, 555 Brian Benedict, 24 Colby Urbanovsky, 965 Ron Roth, 07 Jack Burkhart III, 2 Jerry Book, 54 Brandon Cloud, 64 Larry Carwin, 34 Kyle Sargisson, 15 Ty Paxson---DQ(unsportsmanlike conduct) Dwarf Car heats Heat 1; 555 Brian Benedict, 34 Kyle Sarggison, 64 Larry Carwin, 2 Jerry Book, 965 Ron Roth, 54 Brandon Cloud, 07 Jack Burkhart III Heat 2; 03 Drew Stark, 12t Dillon Coyne, 15 Ty Paxson, 20 Ryan Stoy, 22c Cauy Moore, 24 Colby Urbanovsky, 3t Casey Smith
  4. Bounty Hunting @ I-37 Speedway. 9-26-20 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(Sept 26th, 2020) With only two more regular season points races left, it's time for drivers to get serious about their respective points races. All six regular classes were in action on the ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt track along with the Go-karts on the infield track. The IMCA Modified points didn't change since their feature race was canceled the last outing due to a big Factory Stock crash, and deteriorating track conditions from rain during the race week. Chris, Carroll, Rick Green, Robert Liese jr, Johnny Melancon and Ryan Doyon are the top five. In USRA Limited Modifieds, Johnny Torres could take a night and still hold the points lead over Ryan Doyon, Talon Minten, Sterling Tausch and Robby Minten. But a special bounty put on he and Steve Whiteaker jr. will keep Torres up on the wheel. The Late Models have Frank Okruhlik with a basically a race in hand on Landon Sowder, with Howie Marcx, Trey Votion and Aaron Driscoll in their own battle. USRA Factory Stocks saw some gains/losses after last races big crash. Josh Sewell avoided the melee while Mike Lyon jumped past Michael Keylich for the runner-up spot. Jesse Sandoval and Dustin Hurley round out the top five. The USRA Tuner class were also unable to run their feature on 9-12-20 so Brian Schoenbaum, Jamie Garner, Adam Tracy, Brandon McCall and Adolph Tracy held their spots. Gold for Green, Championship for Carroll The 20-lap IMCA Modified main got off to a rocky start with three cautions in the first two laps. At the start Johnny Melancon was first off turn 2 with the lead trailed by Rick Green, Marlin Samford, Landon Bednarz and Chandler Fox. After a couple fender-benders and an infield tire for cautions, Melencon had to pull off with suspension failure on the right rear. This gave the lead to Green with Talon Minten moving to second on the restart. Ryan Doyon wheel hopped Jared Maupin and found the front stretch wall for a lap 5 caution. Once back to racing, Green began pulling away to a half straightaway at the crossed flags with T. Minten, Logan Dinsmore, Robert Liese and Landon Bednarz in the top five. As T. Minten and L. Dinsmore swapped second, exchanging slide jobs at times, Green increased his margin. T. Minten finally secured second as the duo worked through traffic, but it was past track champion, Green taking the victory in his Green Construction, Chris Carroll Construction, Nate Mare Graphics, crate powered BMS by Carroll Chassis. “Nobody went to the outside on the start,” replied Green. “I was able to quickly move to up to third. I knew that I just needed a little clear track and it would be mine. The track was dry on the bottom and was tacky from about the middle up. I liked it. I like to air the car out. It was fun.” “I did absolutely nothing to the car between the heat and feature. After last races track conditions I was a little worried there might be some ruts come back because of the deep moisture. It was night and day difference tonight.” “The first laps I just hit my marks. Then I'd kick the car sideways in turn 2 to try to see where everybody was. I figured I had a pretty good lead when I could come out of turn 2 and see then just entering turn 1.” “It was our(mine and Chris Carroll) game plan from day one that I would help support him running for the championship. I did an awful of R&D work over the year. I was doing things to help myself, Chris and our team out. I found a couple little things. Tonight it was my set up 100%.” “With IMCA points ending this week it's our final points night and I'm worn out.” added champion Carroll. “I'm ready to go play somewhere else and do some big races. Points racing doesn't have the fun in it. You have to make sure you make it to the next race. If you wreck you don't get a chance to take a race off to get it fixed right. Then I built a new car mid-season.” “Rick and I started this season and I told him I was going run for the championship. He decided that he would back me and he never let off on me. At the end of the day he did a lot of R&D for us. We put stuff on his car and if it worked, we tried it on mine. He was a great team mate and we had a lot of fun and won a lot of races. It was a challenge for the two of us to do what we did. We finished 1-2 in points and that was our goal this season.” Simpson Racing Products IMCA Modifieds 82 Rick Green, 14t Talon Minten, 8gII Logan Dinsmore, 77 Robert Liese jr., 16 Landon Bednarz, 53x Chandler Fox, 5r Ryan Doyon, 91m Jared Maupin, 31m Marlin Samford, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 419 Johnny Melancon, 15 Chris Carroll, 24 Robby Minten IMCA Modfied heats Heat 1; 14t Talon Minten, 91m Jared Maupin, 31m Marlin Samford, 8gII Logan Dinsmore, 419 Johnny Melancon, 15 Chris Carroll, 77 Robert Liese jr Heat 2; 82 Rick Green, 53x Chandler Fox, 16 Landon Bednarz, 24r Robby Minten, 5r Ryan Doyon, 8g Greg Dinsmore Whiteaker Fends off Bounty Hunters for Win As the USRA Limited Modified field took the green it appeared early that Jared Maupin might take the 'Bounty' money as he jumped out front ahead of Johnny Torres, Cody Beddoe, Steve Whiteaker jr. and Robby Minten. As Maupin and Torres inched away, Whiteaker was pressuring Beddoe for third. After several tries Whiteaker finally got the spot. Behind them Anthony Gordon and Minten were swapping fifth when yellow waved for Jason Hubert stopped in the pit exit. On the restart Whiteaker got a good run past Torres and under Maupin briefly. At halfway it was Maupin, Whiteaker, Torres, Minten and Gordon. Whiteaker was now putting the heat on Maupin for the lead. Whiteaker dove low to get past Maupin, but a yellow for a spin by Gordon after contact with Edward Oakes erased the pass. Whiteaker and Torres stayed side by side on the restart with JJ Jennings getting by Beddoe for fourth. After Holding off Torres, Whiteaker was again Maupin for the lead. Whiteaker and Maupin were wheel to wheel on lap 14 with Whiteaker getting the pass off turn 2 on lap 15. This left Maupin battling with Torres for second who took the position on lap 16. As Whiteaker pulled ahead, Beddoe would loop it on lap 18 setting up a green, white, checkered finish. On green Torres took a peek low in turn 1-2, but that was all he could do as, despite losing a plug wire, Whiteaker was able to hold him off for the win in the D&SS Construction, First Class Towing Service, Parker Lee Project, Cottrell Racing, South Texas Speedway, Churches Chicken, G&M Oilfield Services, WW bodies, Dark Horse Racing Shocks, Best Race Engines, Innovative Chassis. “That was easy,” joked Whiteaker. “I felt my car was good on the top or the bottom. That midway restart I even asked Johnny what lane he wanted and he wanted the bottom, so I took the top. The last few laps I was down a cylinder after having a plug wire come off. I've got to thank Dustin(Butcher) for crewing last night.” Swenson Racing Products USRA Limited Modifieds 89c Steve Whiteaker jr., 66 Johnny Torres, 96 Jared Maupin, 26g JJ Jennings, 22m Anthony Gordon, 99 Edward Oakes, 77 Cody Beddoe, 5r Ryan Doyon, 30k Chris Swenson, 12r Roly Rodriguez, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 95 Sterling Tausch, 7 Kevin Parker, 3g Gary Hall jr., 24r Robby Minten, 778 Jason Hubert sr Limited Modified heats Heat 1; 96 Jared Maupin, 66 Johnny Torres, 95s Sterling Tausch, 89c Steve Whiteaker jr., 22m Anthony Gordon, 7 Kevin Parker, 26g JJ Jennings, 3g Gary Hall jr Heat 2; 24r Robby Minten, 77 Cody Beddoe, 5r Ryan Doyon, 12r Roly Rodriguez, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 778 Jason Hubert sr., 99 Edward Oakes, 30k Chris Swenson Brzozowski Boss in Late Models With extra money on the line courtesy of Vermeer Equipment, extra laps were added to Late Model feature, which would go caution free. Brandon Brzozowski got the jump on green with Frank Okruhlik, Trey Votion, Alton Fambro and Landon Sowder in pursuit. As Brzozowski and Okruhlik e motored away, Sowder took fourth from Fambro. Sowder then caught, and past, former track champ Votion for third. At halfway Brzozowki has crept out on Okruhlik who had a gap to Sowder, Votion and Fambro. Brzozowski, in his Billy Bobs Tire & Repair, Lone Star Pressure Equipment, Shaeffers Racing Oil, Texas Industrial Radiator, The Trash Can Cleaners, MoBags Suspension, Magnum by Nilfisk, All in Designs, Pressure Pro, 602 crate powered Rocket XR1 Chassis increased the gap to the checkers. Nogalitos Gear Late Models 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 99f Frank Okruhlik, 08 Landon Sowder, 99 Trey Votion, 108 Alton Fambro, 17 Adrian Awalt, 13 Howie Marcx, 007 Aaron Driscoll, 53x Matt Fox, 95 Jerry Jones---dns Late Model heats Heat 1; 99f Frank Okruhlik, 108 Alton Fambro, 53x Matt Fox, 17 Adrian Awalt, 95 Jerry Jones Heat 2; 104 Brandn Brzozowski, 99 Trey Votion, 08 Landon Sowder, 007 Aaron Driscoll, 13 Howie Marcx Sewell Scores in Factory Stock Frenzy Lately the USRA Factory Stock features have been tough on equipment and tonight's 20-lap feature would be no different. As the green flew it was Anthony Gordon getting off turn 2 first, but it was points leader, Josh Sewell coming off turn 4 to lead lap 1 chased by Gordon, Dustin Hurley, Mike Lyon and Johnny Torres. After a minor tangle between Jerry Evans and Johnny Johnson, the next caution saw Ramon Sevilla and Michael Keylich make hard contact with Kasey Krauss, Charles Earnhardt, Eric Ramos and Jerry Miller getting collected with minor damage. Third time wasn't any charm either as Ray Doyon spun and collected Michael Villareal. Finally to green flag racing the top three got away with Lyon and Wade Jones door to door for fourth and Robert Kelm beside Krauss for sixth. Sewell got some breathing room as Me. Villareal and Hurley swapped second. Jones and Lyon caught Me. Villareal going three wide for third. Me. Villareal kept the spot and was on Hurley again for second. The two made contact allowing Lyon to sneak past both for second. Hurley and Me. Villareal again made contact that squeezed Kelm into the wall and collected Cameron Dinsmore for a lap 7 yellow. Officials cut the laps to 15 on the time limit. Sewell got a good jump on green with Jones taking second from Lyon and Hurley following to third. Hurley and Jones then went door to door for second with Krauss and Lyon side by side for fourth. As those scraps continued, Sewell was out front cruising without any challenge. Jones finally secured second from Hurley with three to go but a big gap to Sewell up front. Hurley then had a fight with Lyon Krauss as the final laps clicked off. At the checkers it was Sewell in his 2Jacks Racing, TTR, Wildcat Fluids, McDonald Sales & Salvage, Continental Batteries, KH Suspension, Ace Machine Shop powered, Outlaw Chassis. '”It felt good,” replied Sewell. “We had a real good track. After working on the car all week it was great. I haven't really won one crossing the finish line first so this one was special for me. Crossed first, passed tech, the whole nine yards, leading the points. It feels good. We've had our bad night but this one was good.” “I kept wondering when Johnny(Torres) or Memphis Villareal would try to come around me. He and I have raced tight together lately. It's been a lot of fun. I thought for sure that he'd be coming. I told everyone it felt like I was getting every lap, but didn't know I had a good lead. It must have been hitting a rut or something.” “I was on the bottom but you never know if anyone is finding something better. I started wondering if the top was faster. I just running my line around the bottom and didn't see any noses up top. I heard the top side was fast and had some guys up there. I'm just glad we got it done. I was getting frustrated with cautions.” “This is a hell of a competitive class. I felt like they would bring it hard on the restarts. To be able to win and beat these guys is amazing to me. I'm running for two championships this year. I love where I'm at. I just want to finish it up. I've got a little points cushion here, but I'm just going to keep digging trying for this first championship.” All in Design USRA Factory Stocks 38 Josh Sewell, 41 Wade Jones, 20 Mike Lyon, 23k Kasey Krauss, 4d Dustin Hurley, 48 Robert Kelm, 79 Michael Villareal, 5r Ray Doyon, 33 Charles Earnhardt, 21r Eric Ramos, 15 William Cavender, 17e Jerry Evans, 8c Cameron Dinsmore, 30 Memphis Villareal, 30m Anthony Gordon, 18 Ramon Sevilla, 26br Johnny Torres, 49k Michael Keylich, 75 Jerry Miller, 18s Jarrett Payton, 01 Johnny Johnson Factory Stock heats Heat 1; 30m Anthony Gordon, 20 Mike Lyon, 30 Memphis Villareal, 23k Kasey Krauss, 5r Ray Doyon, 79 Michael Villareal, 8c Cameron Dinsmore Heat 2; 4d Dustin Hurley, 18 Ramon Sevilla, 01 Johnny Johnson, 18s Jarrett Payton, 48 Robert Kelm, 75 Jerry Miller, 15 William Cavender Heat 3; 38 Josh Sewell, 26br Johnny Torres, 41 Wade Jones, 49k Michael Keylich, 17e Jerry Evans, 21r Eric Ramos, 33 Charles Earnhardt First Factory Stock Feature for Keylich As the Beginner Factory Stock feature took the green it was almost three wide in turn 1 for the lead between Kyle Workman, Adam Tracy and Daniel Lopez. As they sorted out it was Workman leading lap 1, Tracy dove low in turn 1 to get by Workman, but slid up allowing Workman and Lopez to get by. Lopez ducked low off turn 4 to get out front on lap 3 while Hunter Peterson was working his way up to third. Lopez got loose in turn 1 giving Peterson a run to get the along side. Peterson got by Lopez for the lead, but spun in turn 2 on lap 6 giving the spot back to Lopez. Back under green, coming to halfway it was Lopez, Workman, Katherine Keylich, Tracy and Ronnie Sparks in the top five. Workman snuck past Lopez on the back stretch to lead lap 11 bringing K. Keylich along to second. This left Lopez three wide with Sparks and Peterson coming from the back. K. Keylich was looking low on Workman for the lead when Peterson had his second spin, ending his night. On the restart, K. Keylich got a run on Workman getting along side and by to in turns 1-2 to lead lap 15. Once out front K. Keylich began to ease away for her first Factory Stock victory in the Double K Landscaping, Jenns Liquor, Keylich Electric, CPU Repair Beginner Factory Stocks 44k Katherine Keylich, 40k Kyle Workman, 22 Ronnie Sparks, 53 Jack Burch, 9 Alexis Powell, 92r Robert Keylich, 22t Adam Tract]y, 34h Hunter Peterson, 28 Daniel Lopez, 6p Jeremy Hernandez, 6 Gary Butler Beginner Factory Stock heats Heat 1; 40k Kyle Workman, 22t Adam Tracy, 6 Gary Butler, 34h Hunter Peterson, 92r Robert Keylich, 6p Jeremy Hernandez Heat 2; 28 Daniel Lopez, 22 Ronnie Sparks, 44k Katherine Keylich, 53 Jack Burch, 9 Alexis Powell Tuner Sweep for Schoenbaum In the 20-lap USRA Tuner feature in was Brian Schoenbaum going flag to flag after taking his heat race. The race, that went green to checkers without caution, saw Schoenbaum and Brandon McCall stay side by side through turns 1-2. Schoenbaum got the advantage on the back stretch with McCall, Ryan McDonald, Jamie Garner and Adolph Tracy in the top five. Schoenbaum quickly began stretching out his lead while Garner and McDonald battled for third. That battle continued throughout the race with the duo going three wide through lapped traffic, swapping the spot. At the white Schoenbaum had a full straight in his Big A's BBQ, Bonham Recovery, Tracys Oil & Gas, Central Cedar, KR Promotions, Rabid Motorsports, five1seven Designs, Twisted iPhones, Superior Steering Wheels, IHFP Clothing, Chevy Cavalier. “The car felt great with the changes I made last week, said Schoenbaum. “Seems like the car is finally back to where it was at the beginning of the year.' “Starting outside pole next to Brandon McCall means that you better be on your A-game coming to the green. He is a tough competitor that isn't afraid to go door to door with you. Got a good jump on the initial start and was able to clear Brandon going into 3. With the potential of the race going wire to wire on a beautiful tacky track it meant that lap traffic would probably play a factor. Thankfully I was able to negotiate lap traffic with ease and had no real challenge for the 20 lap feature.” “I can't thank guys like Rick Saupp, Kaleb Watson and Bondy Cannon for all their help. They are fellow competitors but will drop what they're doing to help me out if needed. You don't see that in other classes.” Brown Chevrolet USRA Tuners 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 14 Brandon McCall, 33 Jamie Garner, 816 Ryan McDonald, 01 Adolph Tracy, 88 Justin Sitterle, 46 Jonathon Cervantes, 14t Shaun Tracy, 98 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 55r Ryker Hernandez, 2 James Hernandez, 35 Darrel Jones, 11j Josh Jones USRA Tuner heats Heat 1, 14 Brandon McCall, 01 Adolph Tracy, 46 Johnathon Cervantes, 88 Justin Sitterle, 98 Ronnie Schoebfeldt, 2 James Hernandez, 35 Darrel Jones Heat 2; 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 816 Ryan McDonald, 33 Jamie Garner, 14t Shaun Tracy, 55r Ryker Hernandez, 11j Josh Jones Russ Parker Construction Go-Karts Senior Division; Cody Clegg, Maddox Jennings, Connor Holt, Zoey Flores **Peyton Jones(track champion) Junior Division: Blaine Markgraf(Track champion), Beau Peyton Youth Division; Tucker Kempe, Cheston Markgraf(track champion), Kaden Rachero, Woody Powell, Cannon Groth, Vasili Hartolifax
  5. I-37 Speedway updates 9-12-20

    Limited Modified heats Heat 1 24r Robby Minten 26g JJ Jennings 89c Steve Whiteaker jr 96 Jared Maupin 2 Talon Minten 31L Sherrill Lewis 3g Gary Hall jr 3x Brian Harbison Heat 2 5r Ryan Doyon 66 Johnny Torres 90 Dustin Butcher 30k Chris Swenson 77 Cody Beddoe 7 Kevin Parker 95 Sterling Tausch
  6. Texas Dirt Truck Series, IMCA Fast Shafts Qualifier @ I-37 Speedway 8-29-20 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(Aug 29th, 2020) Saturday night saw the return of the Texas Dirt Series to the ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt oval near Pleasanton. This will mark the third visit for TDTS with Ryan Doyon pretty much dominating at this track with three wins. Tony Bernal and Russ Parker have also picked up victories other tracks. For the IMCA Modifieds it was a 2021 Fast Shafts All-Star qualifier paying off at $1,000 to win, plus a $100 hard charger award all courtesy of Sundowner Performance Diesel. Winning a Fast Shafts All-Star qualifier is an opportunity to run the Fast Shafts All-Star race during the IMCA Super Nationals held annually at Boone Speedway(Iowa). After last weeks double points race some drivers pulled ahead of the pack, while other lost positions. In IMCA Modifieds(regular points) the top five of Chris Carrroll, Rick Green, Robert Liese jr., Johnny Melancon and Ryan Doyon all held their spots. In USRA Limited Modifieds Johnny Torres increased his margin on Talon Minten and Ryan Doyon. Sterling Tausch lost ground after an on-track incident but maintained fourth over Robby Minten. Frank Okruhlik stretched his margin over Landon Sowder in Late Models winning last time out. Howie Marcx, Aaron Driscoll and Trey Votion hold the other spots in the top five USRA Factory Stocks saw the biggest shake up in points with Josh Sewell gaining points on Michael Keylich and Jesse Sandoval after both had tire issues in the feature two weeks ago. Mike Lyon jumped past Sandoval for third while Dustin Hurley cracked the top five. The USRA Tuner class the top five of Brian Schoenbaum, Adam Tracy, Jamie Garner, Brandon McCall and Adolph Tracy held their top five spots. Modified Money to Morris, After Tech It's been a long road to recovery this year for Chris Morris after additional back surgery sidelined the Taylor, Tx. driver following a great 2019 season in his hand controlled IMCA Modified. After the redraw it was Jared Maupin leading the 13-car field into turn 1 for their 20-lap A-main. Morris followed with Rick Green, Ryan Doyon and Logan Dinsmore lining up behind him. The field quickly strung out as the top was the dominant groove. L. Dinsmore pitted from fifth handing spot to Chris Swenson. Quickly at halfway, Maupin, Morris, Green, Doyon and Swenson still held the spots. Morris was able to close in on Maupin as the leaders hit traffic, but Maupin was able ease back out once clear. Doyon was able to get past Green for third leaving him wheel to wheel with Swenson for fourth. Once clear of traffic, Maupin was able inch ahead to take checkers. But Maupin would fail post-race tech giving the victory to Morrris in his ACM Services, AMT Concrete, Austin Cutting and Coring, Tina Reagan Realty, Alex Shenkin with Fiesta Spices, Opifex equipment, Truform products, Chad Wehrs with Wehrs Machine, Barnsco, Trackmaster, Bet All Racing, Maxwell Medical Supplies, and Fred Summers Faith, Family, and Fast. “The track still had some bite in it around the top and was really fast,” commented Morris. “We knew Jared(Maupin) was gonna be fast. We were able to close the gap on him a few times and got right up to him before the caution came out. Just ran out of laps after that. Unfortunately for him they got him in tech for not having the right carb spacer which gave us the win.” Simpson Racing Products IMCA Modifieds 94 Chris Morris, 5r Ryan Doyon, 83 Chris Swenson, 24r Robby Minten, 82 Rick Green, 15 Chris Carroll, 77 Robert Liese jr., 53 Matt Fox, 419 Johnny Melancon, 31m Marlin Samford, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 8gII Logan Dinsmore, bd1 Jared Maupin—DQ(tech), 14t Talon Minten---dns IMCA Modfied heats Heat 1; 5r Ryan Doyon, 77 Robert Liese jr., 53 Chandler Fox, 94 Chris Morris, 419 Johnny Melancon, 24r Robby Minten, 31m Marlin Samford Heat 2; 82 Rick Green, bd1 Jared Maupin, 83 Chris Swenson, 15 Chris Carroll, 8gII Logan Dinsmore, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 14t Talon Minten--dns Torres Tally Costly in Limited Modified The 20-lap USRA Limited Modified feature saw Ryan Doyon get off turn 2 with the lead while Johnny Torres, Talon Minten and Roly Rodriguez were three wide for second. As they sorted out JJ Jennings, Art Rodriguez and Sherrill Lewis were three abreast for sixth. Torres put a slide job on Doyon in turns 3-4 to snag the top spot on lap 5 while T. Minten pulled off from third. After a stack up on a restart, R. Rodriguez was side by side with Doyon for second. Jennings made a move past Rusty Head and R. Rodriguez for third. R. Rodriguez then lost spots to Head and A. Rodriguez coming to halfway, as Torres stretched out his lead over Doyon. With three laps to go, Torres car started to show some death smoke, but still had a margin back to Doyon and Jennings fighting for second. As Torres(La Vernia) took the white flag the engine really laid down, but he was able to limp it home for the win in the Scott Ball Racing, Sundowner Performance Diesel, Alamo Hot Rod Parts, 8T1 Construction, All in Designs, Rnminstall.com, South Texas Speedway, Carroll Construction, Billy Bobs Truck Repair, Swenson Racing Shocks, Mission Racing Engines, IRP Chassis. “It's killed,” said Torres. “I was lucky enough to have a big enough lead that I could hold on for the win. I was running the bottom to try to shorten the last laps. I keep thinking about the movie Cars where the one car is limping along and everyone is speeding past and he finally sticks his tongue out to cross the finish line.” Swenson Racing Products USRA Limited Modifieds 66 Johnny Torres, 26 JJ Jennings, 5r Ryan Doyon, 55 Rusty Head, 12r Roly Rodriguez, 7 Kevin Parker, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 24r Robby Minten, 30k Art Rodriguez, 2 Talon Minten, 96 Jared Maupin---dns Limited Modified heats Heat 1; 12r Roly Rodriguez, 2 Talon Minten, 7 Kevin Parker, 96 Jared Maupin, 26 JJ Jennings, 31L Sherrill Lewis Heat 2; 5r Ryan Doyon, 66 Johnny Torres, 55 Rusty Head, 30k Art Rodriguez, 234r Robby MInten Brzozowski Brings Home Late Model Loot Brandon Brzozowski(San Antonio) grabbed another win the 20-lap Late Model Feature pretty much going flag to flag. At the start Jason Kelly was first into turn 1, but Brzozowski, on the top, powered his way by on the back stretch. Kelly, Frank Okruhlik, Jamie Campbell and Landon Sowder took up pursuit. After a series of early spins and restarts, Okruhlik and Sowder battled for second. Okruhlik was finally able to secure the spot bringing Campbell along to third. A red waved at halfway for a dog wandering on the track showing Brzozowski, Okruhlik, Campbell, Matt Fox and Howie Marcx in the top five. Once back to green, Brzozowski and Okruhlik checked out from the field to settle it among themselves. By lap 15 Brzozowski was putting distance on Okruhlik going on to grab the checkers by a half straightaway in his Billy Bobs Tire & Repair, Lone Star Pressure Equipment, Shaeffers Racing Oil, Texas Industrial Radiator, The Trash Can Cleaners, MoBags Suspension, Magnum by Nilfisk, All in Designs, Boogey Lights, Pressure Pro, 602 crate powered Rocket XR1 Chassis. “We tried some different things on the car last night trying to get it faster.”said Brzozowski. “I Don’t know that we really got any faster but we learned some stuff. Johnny Brown and his track prep crew did a lot of work to the track. They put dirt back on it and increased the banking quite a bit. Especially down in turn 1-2. With the way they watered the top, the bottom never came in as a racing groove for us. So we setup to race the top for the feature and it paid off. I think if they water the bottom equally next race they will have 2 awesome grooves of racing with that improved banking. The track was definitely fun to race on.” “I would like to thank Byrne and Scott for all their help getting the car ready and helping at the track to make changes. I’ve never had this much help in my racing career and it’s been really nice to have 2 guys helping at the shop and track.” “I would also like to thank my wife and girls for supporting me and cheering me on. Last but not least I would like to thank the fans and all the sponsor who support dirt track racing across Texas. Without the fans and sponsors none of us could have the fun we do in these cars.” Nogalitos Gear Late Models 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 99f Frank Okruhlik, 53x Matt Fox, 108 Alton Fambro, 13 Howie Marcx, 95m Jeff Markert, 95 Jerry Jones, 29 Jamie Campbell, 08 Landon Sowder, 57 Jason Kelly, 17 Adrian Awalt, 007 Aaron Driscoll Late Model heats Heat 1; 57 Jason Kelly, 53 Matt Fox, 08 Landon Sowder, 007 Aaron Driscoll, 17a Adrian Awalt, 95 Jerry Jones Heat 2; 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 99f Frank Okruhlik, 29 Jamie Campbell, 108 Alton Fambro, 13 Howie Marcx, 95m Jeff Markert Three-peat for Payton Sometimes you're lucky, sometimes you're good, sometimes you're in the right place at the right time. As the 'scheduled' 20-lap, 23-car USRA Factory stock took the green it was Johnny Torres jumping out front chased by Mike Lyon, Jesse Sandoval, William Saunders and Anthony Gordon. Robert Kelm broke and stopped to bring out a yellow. Under caution Torres was checked for leaking fuel and pulled off. This handed the lead over to Lyon for the lap 4 restart. Saunders and Sandoval stayed side by side for second until Sandoval got the spot leaving Gordon, Jarrett Payton and Saunders were three wide for third. Michael Keylich joined that scrap going four wide. As that fight sorted out, Cameron Dinsmore, using the top, got by Saunders and Gordon. A Jerry Miller spin slowed the action. Lyon, the leader, was called for jumping the restart between the cones and as yellow came out Gordon and Sandoval got stacked up sending both to the hot pits with flats. As time constraints closed in the race was cut to 15-laps with Payton now out front on the restart. Keylich tried to make a move back under green and got clipped by Saunders collecting Riley Heil, Wade Jones and Sandoval. On the next restart, Keylich tried low on Dismore, but slipped up allowing Dustin Hurley to sneak by for third while points leader Josh Sewell made it up to fifth. Jones would loop it in turn 2 after contact with Sandoval. This set up a green, white, checker on time limit. As Payton got away, Hurley was looking low on Dinsmore as Sewell tried high on Keylich. This gave Payton a clear path to the checkers in his self funded, crate powered, Outlaw Chassis All in Design USRA Factory Stocks 18s Jarrett Payton, 4d Dustin Hurley, 49k Michael Keylich, 38 Josh Sewell, 33 Charles Earnhart, 133 Megan Dotson, 76 Michael Carlock, 20 Mike Lyon, 23 Kyle Kirkland, 98 William Saunders, 75 Jerry Miller, 7 Jesse Sandoval, 385 Albert Medillin, 41 Wade Jones, 30 Riley Heil, 30m Anthony Gordon, 41t Elgin Tracy, 23k Kasey Krauss, 01 Johnny Johnson, 10 Johnny Torres, 22 Robert Kelm, 15 Ray Doyon, 8c Cameron Dinsmore—DQ(scale), 36 George Quintanilla---dns Factory Stock heats Heat 1; 20 Mike Lyon, 30m Anthony Gordon, 15 Ray Doyon, 23k Kasey Krauss, 8c Cameron Dinsmore, 38 Josh Sewell, 41 Wade Jones, 01 Johnny Johnson Heat 2; 10 Johnny Torres, 98 William Saunders, 4d Dustin Hurley, 33 Charles Earnhardt, 133 Megan Dotson, 22 Robert Kelm, 36 George Quintanilla, 30 Riley Heil Heat 3; 7 Jesse Sandoval, 18s Jarrett Payton, 49k Michael Keylich, 23 Kyle Kirkland, 76 Michael Carlock, 385 Albert Medillin, 75 Jerry Miller, 41t Elgin Tracy Ball Bags Beginner Factory Stock Win At the start of the 10-lap Beginner Factory Stock feature former IHRA champion Scott Ball, Kyle Workman and Daniel Lopez, who made extensive repairs after losing a water pump before hot laps, were three wide for the lead. Ball came out on top chased by Lopez, Workman, Hunter Peterson and Treyler Caulfield. Ball and Lopez got away after contact between Workman and Peterson cost them track position. As the white flag waved Ball(San Antonio) had a four car length margin on Lopez taking the checkers in the Preferred Motors, Scott Ball Racing, Mission Auto Parts, Lazer Chassis. His first circle track adventure after years of drag racing. “I did a lot better than I expected,” replied Ball. “Circle track racing is a lot more work for sure. I just love competition. It was a lot of fun. Johnny Torres set it up and Steve Whiteaker prepped his track Friday, we went and practiced.” Beginner Factory Stocks 10 Scott Ball, 28 Daniel Lopez, 40k Kyle Workman, 44 Hunter Peterson, 53 Treyler Caulfield Beginner Factory Stock heat; 40k Kyle Workman,; 10 Scott Ball, 53 Treyler Caulfield, 44 Hunter Peterson, 28 Daniel Lopez---dns Grimes Grabs His First Texas Dirt Truck Series Trophy Former Asphalt Late Model and I-37 Speedway Late Model track champion proved again how versatile he is going wire to wire for his first TDTS victory. On the start, Grimes got off turn 2 with the lead trailed by Ryan Doyon, Tony Bernal, Russ Parker and Johnny Brown. On a restart Doyon challenged for the lead, but Grimes held him off. Working up through the pack was multi-time, IMCA National Champion Keith White, getting around Bernal for fourth. Parker and Doyon made contact battling for second collecting White in the process. All were able to continue with Parker sent to the back. Doyon again pressured Grimes on the restart with Bernal getting back by White. Three separate spins, in three different corners slowed the pace at half with Grimes, Doyon, Bernal, Parker and White in the top five. The final half saw Grimes open up a lead over Doyon and cruise to victory in his Mike Tracy owned, A&W Truck Sales, Shepards Race Engines, ARTS Chassis. “A huge thank you to my truck owner Mike Tracy and sponsor A&W Truck Sales for the opportunity to drive it for them, said Grimes. “I really enjoy getting the opportunity to work on and figure out how to make all the different type of racecars better after all the cars I've worked on over the years.” Texas Dirt Truck Series 22t Tommy Grimes, 5r Ryan Doyon, 81 Tony Bernal, 96 Keith White, 3 Larry Baggett, 1 Johnny Brown, 28 Russ Parker, 4 Treyler Caulfield, 01t BJ Tracy, 11 Adam Tracy, 93 Aaron Leddy TDTS Heats Heat 1; 1 Johnny Brown, 81 Tony Bernal, 93 Aaron Leddy, 4 Treyler Cauylfield, 01t BJ Tracy, 96 Keith White Heat 2; 5r Ryan Doyon, 22 Tommy Grimes, 28 Russ Parker, 11 Adam Tracy, 3 Larry Baggett Two-in-a-Row for Garner in Tuners After a dismal 2020 start, defending track champ Jamie Garner said “One win is all you need to turn things around.” Garner backed up last weeks win going green to checkers in the 20-lap USRA Tuner feature. Garner and Kirk Ball stayed door to door until Garner edged out front. Ball fell in line second with Brandon McCall, Adam Tracy and Adolph Tracy in tow. Ball and McCall then battled for second as Ryan McDonald got by the Tracy's for third. Points leader Brian Schoenbaum then took a spot from Ada. Tracy who got run high while lapping Shaun Tracy. Schoenbaum picked off two more spots getting by McDonald and Ball for third. The leaders started hitting heavy traffic coming to halfway showing Garner, McCall, Schoenbaum, Ada. Tracy and McDonald in the top five. McDonald and Schoenbaum went three wide splitting lapped cars with Ball getting fifth from Ada. Tracy. Ada. Tracy got into Ball who tagged McDonald for a lap 14 caution. Ada. Tracy brought out the red on the restart after a fire in the engine compartment. Garner got away on green with McCall and Schoenbaum staying side by side. Justin Sitterle was able to take fourth from Ado. Tracy as laps clicked off. With the white flag in the air, Garner had five car lengths on McCall and was able to take home the back to back victory in his VW Sirocco. Brown Chevrolet USRA Tuners 33 Jamie Garner, 14 Brandon McCall, 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 88 Justin Sitterle, 01 Adolph Tracy, 816 Ryan McDonald, 950 Charles Oebel, 11j Josh Jones, 13 Hanna Miller, 55r Ryker Hernandez, 35 Darrel Jones, 21 Kennedy Meeks, 34 Adam Tracy, 38 Kirk Ball, 2 James Hernandez, 14t Shaun Tracy USRA Tuner heats Heat 1; 38 Kirk Ball, 34 Adam Tracy, 816 Ryan McDonald, 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 88 Justin Sitterle, 14t Shaun Tracy, 13 Hanna Miller, 55r Ryker Hernandez Heat 2; 33 Jamie Garner, 14 Brandon McCall, 01 Adolph Tracy, 950 Charles Oebel, 11j Josh Jones, 35 Darrel Jones, 2 James Hernandez, 21 Kennedy Meeks
  7. I-37 Speedway updates 8/29/20

    IMCA Modfied heats Heat 1 5r Ryan Doyon 77 Robert Liese jr 53 Chandler Fox 94 Chris Morris 419 Johnny Melancon 24r Robby Minten 31m Marlin Samford Heat 2 82 Rick Green bd1 Jared Maupin 83 Chris Swenson 15 Chris Carroll 8gII Logan Dinsmore 8g Greg Dinsmore 14t Talon Minten--dns
  8. I-37 Speedway, 8-1-20 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX (Aug. 1, 2020) - After a little time off in the schedule, I-37 Speedway was back in action Saturday night on the ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt oval near San Antonio. All five of the regular classes(IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, USRA Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Tuners, plus three divisions of Go-Karts). August is not only the heat of the summer, but the meat of I-37 Speedways schedule with three events slated for the month(Aug. 15Th, Aug. 29th). Double track points are up for grabs on the August 15th date and the Texas Dirt Truck Series returns on the 29th. Carroll Collects Modified Cash Nearly a full field took the green for the scheduled 20-lap IMCA Modified main with Greg Dinsmore getting to turn 1 first trailed by Robert Liese jr., AJ Wernette, Donald Banker and Chandler Fox sorting out. Behind them Logan Dinsmore, Ryan Doyon and Robby Minten were three wide for sixth. After a couple cautions, Chris Carroll was on the move getting by Wernette for third and swapping second with Liese. Carroll finally secured the spot while Landon Bednarz and Banker ran side by side for fourth. Joshua Melancon expired a motor for another yellow that had officials cut the distance to 15 laps. Carroll got along side G. Dinsmore on the restart and took the point with Cody Tidwell, Chris Swenson and Dillon Tindall three wide for sixth. Three wide battles continued with Tindall, Bednarz and Banker for third after G. Dinsmore pulled off. Banker, Bednarz and Tidwell were next to go three abreast. Not to be outdone, Rich Green, Chris Swenson, Tindall and Bednarz tried four wide as the laps wound down. As the white flag waved Carroll(Spring Branch) in the Carroll Construction, Green Construction, Shawn Hart Music, SLC Paving, crate powered 2011 GRT by Carroll Chassis had built a good lead on his way to the win. “I've been angry all day,” stated Carroll. “When you get old and get a new cpap you have a lot of penned up energy. I drove a little different than normal. I drove a little more aggressively since I have a new car sitting at home. That way if something happens I've still got a car to come back with. That allowed me to take more risks. I had a great time.” “We're(Greg and I) are good friends so I knew his car was hurt and where he would be weak at. I was just waiting for my spot to pass him. He did a good job staying out front that long when he was down on cylinders. If he'd have hitting on all eight he would have been hard to pass.” Simpson Safety Products IMCA Modifieds 15 Chris Carroll, 77 Robert Liese jr., 17 Cody Tidwell, 86 Dillon Tindall, 83 Chris Swenson, 377 Donald Banker, 16 Landon Bednarz, 82 Rick Green, 24r Robby Minten, 14t Talon Minten, 5 DJ Schroat, 31m Marlin Samford, 53 Chandler Fox, 419 Johnny Melancon, 37 AJ Wernette, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 924 Joshua Melancon, 5r Ryan Doyon, 8gII Logan Dinsmore, 55 Rick Talley---dns Modified heats Heat 1; 82 Rick Green, 377 Donald Banker, 77 Robert Liese jr., 8g Greg Dinsmore, 86 Dillon Tindall, 83 Chris Swenson, 55 Rick Talley Heat 2; 24r Robby Minten, 8gII Logan Dinsmore, 14t Talon Minten, 37 AJ Wernette, 16 Landon Bednarz, 924 Joshua Melancon, 31m Marlin Samford Heat 3; 15 Chris Carroll, 5r Ryan Doyon, 53x Chandler Fox, 5 DJ Schroat, 419 Johnny Melancon, 17 Cody Tidwell Whiteaker Wins in the Battle of Whiskers As the USRA Limited Modified feature fired off it was Johnny Torres coming off turn 2 ahead of Steve Whiteaker jr., with Robby Minten, Talon Minten and Brian Rye three wide for third. Whiteaker was able to get by Torres to lead lap 2 when Johnathon Garcia got into the front stretch wall. The restart saw Rye have issues, stop and pit from third. The next restart wasn't much better as Kevin Parker slapped the wall. Finally back to green with Torres giving Whiteaker a look low in turns 1-2. They ran wheel to wheel in the corner but Whiteaker held the advantage. At the crossed flags it was Whiteaker and Torres with a big gap to R. Minten, T. Minten and Chris Swenson. Torres was keeping the pressure on Whiteaker giving looks low in turns 1-2, but Whiteaker held serve and was better in turns 3-4. Whiteaker was able to inch ahead a bit until a debris caution rebunched the field on lap 17. Torres again tried the low line in turns 1-2 but Whiteaker(Corpus Christi) was able to ease ahead by a few car lengths for the win in the D&SS Construction, Cottrell Racing, South Texas Speedway, Churches Chicken, G&M Oilfield Services, WW bodies, CBR Shocks, Braka Operating, Best Race Engines, Innovative Chassis for the win. “Track was fun to race on and as usual the staff goes out of their way to make us feel welcome.” commented Whiteaker. “I’m just having fun being back in the seat again. I've raced more this season than the past couple. I try to race somewhere on our off nights.” “I always enjoy racing with Johnny(Torres). We respect each others equipment and I don't have to worry about getting run into. I saw his nose down there a couple times but knew he wouldn't door slam me.” Swenson Racing Products USRA Limited Modifieds 89c Steve Whiteaker jr., 66 Johnny Torres, 9 Robby Minten, 2 Talon Minten, 184 Brian Rye, 14h Heath Stewart, 30 Chris Swenson, 12 Roly Rodriguez, 86 Alvin Featherston, 95 Sterling Tausch, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 5r Ryan Doyon, 7 Kevin Parker, 117 Johnathon Garcia, 107 Kody Parker---dns Limited Modified heats Heat 1; 89c Steve Whiteaker jr., 9 Robby Minten, 2 Talon Minten, 30 Chris Swenson, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 86 Alvin Featherston, 12r Roly Rodriguez, 107 Kody Parker Heat 2; 66 Johnny Torres, 184 Brian Rye, 5r Ryan Doyon, 14h Heath Stewart, 7 Kevin Parker, 117 Johnathon Garcia, 95 Sterling Tausch Brzozowski Best in Late Model Bash The action started in the 20-lap Late Model feature coming to green when Frank Okruhlik, Bobby Jack and Jamie Campbell tangled. On the second start it was Matt Fox getting out front coming off turn 2 with Trey Votion, Brandon Brzozowski, Frank Okruhlik and Howie Marcx in tow. Kody Hardagee joined the top five getting by Marcx. Brzozowski was able to grab second from Votion with Okruhlik following through to third. Brzozowski ducked under Fox for the lead on lap 6. Fox would spin and collect Hardage. Once back to green coming to halfway it was Brzozowski, Okruhlik, Hardage, Campbell and Votion in the top five. Brzozowski got slowed by side by side traffic allowing Okruhlik to close the gap, while Marcus Mikulencak was on the charge getting by Campbell and Votion for fourth. After a couple debris cautions, Okruhlik tried Brzozowski on the high side but pulled up lame, ending his night. With Okruhlik broke, Hardage sent to the tail for shedding parts, this put Mikulencak on Brzozowskis tail on the restart. Brzozowski got away and began to open gap while Campbell and Landon Sowder ran side by side. At the checkers it was Brzozowski(San Antonio) in the Billy Bobs Tire & Repair, Lone Star Pressure Equipment, Shaeffers Racing Oil, Texas Industrial Radiator, The Trash Can Cleaners, MoBags Suspension, Magnum by Nilfisk All in Designs, Pressure Pro, 602 crate powered Rocket XR1 Chassis going unchallenged. “I was just taking it easy at the start,” said Brzozowski. “If someone stuck their nose in there I could have gone a little harder. The track was kind of technical tonight. There were some spots that were slick, spots where there was traction, rough in spots, smooth in others. I just kind of biding my time and trying not to over drive the car.” “You're always a sitting duck when you're out front. They're watching to see what you're doing and use it to their advantage. You don't know what they're doing either or know if they found something high or low. Some good cars showed up tonight. That's good to see. I hope it continues to grow. I think it was about half and half between clip cars and full lates.” Nogalitos Gear Late Models 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 93 Marcus Mikulencak, 08 Landon Sowder, 99 Trey Votion, 12 Kody Hardage, 108 Alton Fambro, 13 Howie Marcx, 88 Bobby Jack, 17 Adrian Awalt, 99f Frank Okruhlik, 53x Matt Fox, 4 Ryan Doyon, 29 Jamie Campbell(dq-tech), 007 Aaron Driscoll—dns, 57 Jason Kelly---dns Late Model heats Heat 1, 99 Trey Votiion, 53x Matt Fox, 108 Alton Fambro, 13 Howie Marcx, 88 Bobby Jack, 17 Adrian Awalt, 007 Aaron Driscoll, 57 Jason Kelly Heat 2; 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 12 Kody Hardage, 99f Frank Okruhlik, 08 Landon Sowder, 29 Jamie Campbell, 93 Marcus Mikulencak, 4 Ryan Doyon Payday for Payton After Eight Years It wasn't the typical way to win, but as Jarrett Payton(San Antonio) said, “a win is a win.” As green flew over the 24-car, 20-lap USRA Factory Stock feature in was Memphis Villareal getting the lead off turn 2 chased by Aaron Leddy, Jesse Sandoval, John Leita and Payton. Leddy fought back going door to door with Villareal on lap 2, getting by on lap 3. After a yellow the scrap for the lead continued while GW Hessong was charging forward getting Payton for fourth, then Sandoval for third. Josh Sewell took fifth from Payton as Jerry Evans and John Drexler tangled in turn 1 for a yellow. On the restart Payton retook the spot from Sewell as Hessongs charge ended, pulling to the infield. At the halfway point it was Villareal, Leddy, Payton, Sewell and Leita in the top five. Johnny Wesfall and Sandoval got together with Sandoval going around collecting George Quintanilla for a caution. On the restart Sewell squeezed Kasey Krauss into the wall for a yellow that sent Sewell to the back. Once back to green it was Leddy putting the heat on Villareal as Dustin Hurley and Leita ran side by side for fourth. Leddy and Villareal were door to door for the lead on lap 12 with Leddy inching past, up top, on lap 13. Villareal came back on the bottom with the duo staying side by side on lap 16. Leddy got a couple car lengths on Villareal with two to go. On the final lap Villareal tried a dive bomb move in turn 3 for the win, but door slammed Leddy hard enough to get Leddys front wheels off the ground. Villareal went on to cross the line first, while Leddy sat dead in the water, in turn 4. After some discussion among officials, Villareal was disqualified for rough driving with the victory awarded to Payton, in the self-financed, GM crate powered Outlaw Chassis, his first win since his last checkers eight years ago. “It's been since 2012 since I spoke you last,” exclaimed Payton. “I wasn't expecting this. On the last lap I saw the 30 car(Villareal) get under Aaron(Leddy) and I back off a little bit thinking something might happen. I wasn't expecting the win though. I didn't know about it until we got to the tech area. But hey, a win is a win.” “You definitely have to be on your game here with the competition here. I picked this car up from Jamie Fuller. I just have to take care of the tires and do maintenance on it. It's fast. This is the nicest racecar I've ever driven in my life. Every other car I've owned was built by me with the exception of a Wild Child Chassis. This car is bad fast. “I raced every now and then, got tired of it, sold all my stuff and then I'd come to the races, and buy another car. I really have to thank my wife for putting up with this. It must be hard, one day I hate it and selling everything, the next, I don't hate it and I'm buying everything back.” All In Design USRA Factory Stocks 18s Jarrett Peyton, 4d Dustin Hurley, 9 Johnny Westfall, 34c Greg Carlucci jr., 8c Cameron Dinsmore, 20 Mike Lyon, 02 Shannon Maurer, 40p Paul Reyes, 38 Josh Sewell, 3 Travis Slavik, 24 John Leita, 7 Jesse Sandoval, 93 Aaron Leddy, 28 Daniel Lopez, 23 Kasey Krauss, 36 George Quintanilla, 11d John Drexler, 747 GW Hessong, 17e Jerry Evans, 44c Cord Beard, 49k Michael Keylich, 30 Memphis Villareal---DQ(rough driving) Factory Stock B-mains B-main 1; 02 Shannon Maurer, 34c Greg Carlucci jr., 8c Cameron Dinsmore, 36 George Quintanilla, 17e Jerry Evans, 98 William Saunders, 6 Gary Butler, 44k Katherine Keylich, 2x Zac Courtney, 74 Jacoby McElven, 43 Johnny Johnson B-main 2; 49k Michael Keylich, 40p Paul Reyes, 28 Daniel Lopex, 11d John Drexler, 3 Travis Slavik, 75 Jerry Miller, 29 Jason Gordon, 24j Julio Reyes, 10 Scott Jerkins---dns, 11 Jonothon McElven---dns Factory Stock heats Heat 1; 30 Memphis Villareal, 24 John Leita, 23 Kasey Kraus, 34c Greg Carlucci jr, 6 Gary Butler, 8c Cameron Dinsmore, 2x Zac Courtney, 43 Johnny Johnson, 74 Jacoby McElven Heat 2 93 Aaron Leddy, 38 Joshua Sewell, 9 Johnny Westfall, 3 Travis Slavik, 28; Daniel Lopez, 24j Julio Reyes, 10 Scott Jerkins, 75 Jerry Miller Heat 3; 7 Jesse Sandoval,747 GW Hessong, 4d Dustin Hurley, 36 George Quintanilla, 02 Shannon Maurer, 17e Jerry Evans, 98 William Saunders , 44k Katherine Keylich Heat 4;18s Jarrett Payton, 44c Cord Beard, 20 Mike Lyon, 40p Paul Reyes, 49k Michael Keylich, 11d John Drexler, 29 Jason Gordon, 11 Jonothon McElven Schoenbaum in Tuner Sweep As the USRA Tuner feature took the green Brian Schoenbaum and Brandon McCall stayed door to door with Schoenbaum edging out McCall at line. Dylan Kowalik, Charles Oebel and former track champ, Jamie Garner fell in line behind the lead duo. Kowalik then moved along side McCall for second while Johnny Ervin took fifth from Garner. Kowalik and McCall continued their battle for second as Ervin picked off Oebel for fourth. Kowalik got Second from McCall on a restart while Ryan McDonald and Garner swapped fifth. Kowalik was creeping in on Schoenbaum when a second debris caution helped him close the gap. Back to green Schoenbaum got a slight edge while Kowalik and McCall again battled side by side. As the two continued this gave Ervin the chance to reel them in and join the fight. Up front it was Schoenbaum(San Antonio) in the Big A's BBQ, Bonham Recovery, Tracys Oil & Gas, Central Cedar, KR Promotions, Rabid Motorsports, five1seven Designs, Twisted iPhones, Superior Steering Wheels, IHFP Clothing, Chevy Cavalier grabbing another victory. “My son has been here and he's been my good luck charm reeling off three wins in a row,” said Schoenbaum. “I didn't know where Brandon(McCall) was when we took the green. When we start on the front row, if I can clear him, it's like, where is he going to be next. When I pulled up on the tech pad Dylan(Kowalik) and Johnny(Ervin) were there too. From looking at some of the video, they were a lot closer than I thought.” “Dylan is a good kid, he's 14 or 15 and is getting the handling down on these cars. Gone are days of coming here and running off from the field. The competition has definitely stepped up this year. Dylan's got it figured out and he's got a win coming.” “With the way USRA points structure is it's good to have car counts to get passing points. The guys up north don't have the count I have down here. It was a good night. Bouncing back and forth between north and south Texas kind of wears on you. Chasing this national championship we'll do it all again next week.” Brown Chevrolet USRA Tuners 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 14 Brandon McCall, 29k Dylan Kowalik, 44 Johnny Ervin, 816 Ryan McDonald, 34 Adam Tracy, 38 Kirk Ball, 95 Charles Oebel, 01 Adolph Tracy, 35 Joshua Jones, 33 Jamie Garner, 007 Devin Tracy, 11j Josh Jones Tuner heats Heat 1; 14 Brandon McCall, 29k Dylan Kowalik, 33 Jamie Garner, 34 Adam Tracy, 01 Adolph Tracy, 007 Devin Tracy, 11j Joshua Jones Heat 2; 719 Brain Schoenbaum, 950 Charles Oebel, 816 Ryan McDonald, 38 Kirk Ball, 44 Johnny Ervin, 35 Darrell Jones Russ Parker Construction Go-Kart features Senior Division; Peyton Jones, Trent Dixon, Cody Clegg Junior Division; Blaine Markgraf, Bo Payton, Jude Allgayer Youth Division: Tucker Kempe, Easton Saigissan, Cheston Markgraf, Vasili Hartiofilax
  9. Summer Showdown Night #2 @ I-37 Raceway, 7/17-18/20 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, Texas (July 18, 2020) - After a Friday night of racing the Summer Showdown concluded on Saturday night on the ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt track. Friday night had four drivers qualified for bonus money for sweeping the weekend, Chris Morris (IMCA Modified), Steve Whiteaker Jr. (USRA Limited Modified), Josh Sewell (USRA Factory Stock) after a DQ in tech and Adam Tracy (USRA Tuners). Morris and Whiteaker opted to not return. The POWERi Racing, Lonestar 600s were also on the card with the 600 Winged Restrictors and Non-Wing Micros. Mother Nature was nice for this years scheduled race after 3 of the last 4 appearances have ended in rain outs. Dinsmore Dynamic in IMCA Modifieds The 20-lap IMCA Modified feature saw 14-cars take the green with Greg Dinsmore getting to turn 1 first trailed by Ryan Doyon, AJ Wernette, Talon Minten and Johnny Melancon along side Logan Dinsmore. Wernette looped it from third in turn 2 on lap 1 with no one making contact as the pack scattered. On the restart Minten, using the top, got by Doyon for second. Chris Jones found the front stretch wall on lap 3 bringing out another quick yellow. Once back to green, Doyon used a low line move to get second back from Minten, but Minten powered around the top to regain the spot and close on G. Dinsmore. Minten showed him the nose once with G. Dinsmore adjusting his line to a middle groove and was able to hold the top spot. In the meantime, Chris Carroll was working his way up getting by L. Dinsmore for fourth. Coming to halfway G. Dinsmore got a little breathing room as Doyon and Minten ran wheel to wheel for second. At halfway it was G. Dinsmore, Doyon, Minten, Carroll and L. Dinsmore holding off Rick Green. Carroll caught the Doyon-Minten battle for second and was able to take third. Up front G. Dinsmore was running up on traffic giving Doyon the chance to close a 6-car advantage in the closing laps. G. Dinsmore (Kerrville), a former track champion, was able to get through traffic and keep Doyon at bay taking the win in his Sundowner Performance Diesel, Jimmys Towing, AFCO, Sanderson Motorsports, Wehrs, Stealth, Swenson Racing Products, Friesen crate powered, BMS Chassis. His son, L. Dinsmore was able to hold off another track champ, Green for fifth. “Just so many emotions racing with my kids,” responded Dinsmore “It's something I have been waiting for, for so many years. So many emotions. In the race Friday night we had a fast car but caught a rut and broke an upper a-arm. We spent the day welding things I never thought I would even try. So to say there was a question mark was on my mind, is an understatement.” “In the Saturday race I was on the bottom waiting for someone to stick there nose in there. When (Ryan) Doyon stuck his nose in there I decided to try a new line. Once we switched it up, I knew I had to step it up. The car handled it well. It got a little sketchy going through lapped traffic, but we got it done. I really want to thank my family.” Simpson Safety Products IMCA Modifieds 8g Greg Dinsmore, 5r Ryan Doyon, 15 Chris Carroll, 14t Talon Minten, 8gII Logan Dinsmore, 82 Rick Green, 16 Landon Bednarz, 77 Robert Liese jr., 37 AJ Wernette, 419 Johnny Melancon, 151 Chris Jones, 31m Marlin Samford Modified heats Heat 1; 8g Greg Dinsmore, 15 Chris Carroll, 5r Ryan Doyon, 14t Talon Minten, 77 Robert Liese jr., 31 Marlin Samford Heat 2; 82 Rick Green, 37 AJ Wernette, 8gII Logan Dinsmore, 16 Landon Bednarz, 419 Johnny Melancon, 151 Chris Jones Torres Tops in USRA Limited Modifieds After a string of runner-up finishes, Johnny Torres(La Vernia) found his way to the Winners Circle in the 12-car USRA Limited Modified feature. Torres was off first from the pole leading Robby Minten, Ryan Doyon, Sterling Tausch and Roly Rodriguez on lap 1. Art Rodriguez moved to run side by side with R. Rodriguez for fifth. R, Minten made contact with the lapped car of Kody Parker and gave up second to Doyon. Ko. Parker would stop in the pit exit for the races only caution. R. Minten retook second on green while R. Rodriguez took fourth from Tausch. By halfway Torres was pulling away from R. Minten, Doyon, R. Rodriguez and A. Rodriguez. As the laps clicked off Doyon kept the heat on R. Minten for second, but was unable to find way by. Out front, Torres in his Scott Ball Racing, rnminstall.com, Sundowner Performance Diesel, Alamo Hot Rod Parts, 8T1 Construction, All in designs, South Texas Speedway, Carroll Construction, Billy Bobs Truck Repair, Swenson Racing shocks, Mission Racing Engine, IRP Chassis was on cruise control taking the checkers. **I didn't hear any snake stories involved with this win, just sayin'. “I thought the track was extremely racy for it being 100 degrees outside,” commented Torres. “Russell Vickery being my only crew member has helped a bunch this year. We have being trying some new stuff and I think we are finally on to something. I really wanted to thank Tom Hamilton with Mission Racing Engines for building me this great new motor. It was the first weekend out on it.” Swenson Racing Products USRA Limited Modifieds 66 Johnny Torres, 24r Robby Minten, 5r Ryan Doyon, 12r Roly Rodriguez, 08 Alton Fambro, 7 Kevin Parker, 95 Sterling Tausch, 30k Art Rodriguez, 31 Jamie Campbell, 117 Johnathon Garcia, 107 Kody Parker, 2 Talon Minten Limited Modified heats Heat 1; 66 Johnny Torres, 5r Ryan Doyon, 7 Kevin Parker, 107 Kody Parker, 117 Johnathon Garcia, 31 Jame Campbell---dns Heat 2; 24r Robby Minten, 95 Sterling Tausch,12r Roly Rodriguez, 2 Talon Minten, 30k Art Rodriguez, 08 Alton Fambro Mikulencak on the Money for Late Models Coming in as a hired gun, Marcus Mikulencak (Corpus Christi) jumped in the car owned by Jamie Fuller and held off two hard chargers to grab the 15-lap feature win. Mikulencak grabbed the point on lap on lap 1 chased by Frank Okruhlik, Trey Votion, Jason Kelly and Landon Sowder. After a couple spins by Aaron Driscoll for quick yellows, Votion got by Okruhlik for second. Okruhlik fought back going to door to door with Votion until spinning off turn 4. On the restart Mikulencak and Votion pulled away as Okruhlik made his way back to the front. As the white waved Mikulencak had a three car lead on Votioon taking the win in the Reflective Wrecker, C3 Speed Horses, Hamner crate powered, Rayburn Chassis. Nogalitos Gear Late Models 93 Marcus Mikulencak, 99 Trey Votion, 99f Frank Okruhlik, 57 Jason Kelly, 08 Landon Sowder, 13 Howie Marcx, 007 Aaron Driscoll Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 93 Marcus Mikulencak, 99f Frank Okruhlik, 99 Trey Votion, 57 Jason Kelly, 08 Landon Sowder, 13 Howie Marcx, 007 Aaron Driscoll Sewell Sweeps Factory Stocks for Sweet Loot With a lot of extra cash on the line Josh Sewell (Kingsville) was the one driver eligible for the weekend sweep after getting Fridays win after tech. Well, to quote Yogi Berra, “It was deja vu all over again.” As the 22-car field took the green it was Sewell getting out front with Jarrett Payton, George Quintanilla, Michael Keylich and Allen Torres(who was first to cross the line Friday night). Torres quickly worked his past M. Keylich using the top on lap 1. Staying on the high side, Torres powered past Quintanilla and Payton on lap 2 and crossed the line side by side with Sewell getting the top spot on lap 3. On a lap 4 restart, Payton tried to dive under Torres and Sewell for the lead, but fell back in line third. Sewell then gave Torres a look on the bottom, but Torres with momentum up top held the spot. In the pack, Dustin Hurley, Mike Lyon and Jesse Sandoval were three wide for sixth. As the top three eased away, Lyon got by Quintanilla for fifth. At the midway point it was Torres, Sewell, Payton, M. Keylich with Lyon and Cameron Dinsmore side by side for fifth when a spin by Elgin Tracy slowed the action. Payton again tried his dive low move as green waved, but fell short, while Lyon took fourth from M. Keylich. Sewell was again putting pressure on Torres for the lead when Dakota Hurley spun for a yellow. This time when Payton tried the low line move, he spun in front of the field scattering the pack. Back to green, the top 3 got clear while Quintanilla and Aaron Leddy were side by side for fourth and Sandoval along side Brandon Gaither, filling in for Allen Alexander, for sixth. A lap 19 caution set up a one lap shootout for the win. Torres was able to hold off Sewell while in the pack a multi-car melee shook up the final finishing order. Once again on the tech pad, Torres' car was unable to pass inspection giving the victory and the sweep bonus money to Sewell in his 2Jacks Racing, Wildcat Fluids, McDonald Sales & Salvage, Continental Batteries, KH Suspension, Ace Motors, Outlaw Chassis. “It's the first wins of the season on this new car,” said Sewell. “I know I didn't cross the finish line first, but I was behind a car that was illegal, so it worked out for me. I want to thank my mom and dad, Ray, Mike and the I-37 crew, and Jamie Fuller, Johnny and Brandy Torres for the extra money put up for these races. I had a blast and can't wait to did it again.” All In Design USRA Factory Stocks 38 Josh Sewell, 20 Mike Lyon, 93 Aaron Leddy, 36 George Quintanilla, 7 Jesse Sandoval, 49k Michael Keylich, 75 Jerry Miller, 40 Dakota Hurley, 44k Katherine Keylich, 4d Dustin Hurley, 41t Elgin Tracy, 10 Scott Jerkins, 43 Johnny Johnson, 99 Brandon Gaither, 37 AJ Wernette, 18s Jarrett Payton, 28 Daniel Lopez, 15 William Cavender, 8c Cameron Dinsmore, 23 Kasey Krauss, 19 Jennifer Kidd, 94 Allen Torres(dq--tech) Factory Stock heats Heat 1; 38 Josh Sewell, 49k Michael Keylich, 20z Mike Lyon, 4d Dustin Hurley, 37 AJ Wernette, 23 Kasey Krauss, 43 Johnny Johnson, 15 William Cavender Heat 2; 36 George Quintanilla, 40 Dakota Hurley, 94 Allen Torres, 8c Cameron Dinsmore, 99 Allen Alexander, 44k Katherine Keylich, 28 Daniel Lopez Heat 3; 18s Jarrett Payton, 7 Jesse Sandoval, 93 Aaron Leddy, 75 Jerry Miller, 19 Jennifer Kidd,41t Elgin Tracy, 10 Scott Jerkins Schoenbaum Sweats Out Tuner Tally In the 20-lap, 15-car USRA Tuner feature it was Brian Schoenbaum (San Antonio) going flag to flag to flag for the win, but it wasn't easy. After an aborted first try, Schoenbaum and Brandon McCall stayed side by side until turn 3 when Schoenbaum crept ahead leaving McCall, Kirk Ball, Jamie Garner and Adam Tracy on his tail. As Schoenbaum and McCall inched ahead, Garner and Ball were door to door for third. At the crossed flags it was Schoenbaum, McCall, Garner and Ball side by side with Ada. Tracy with Tracy getting the spot. As thee lead duo ran up on traffic it was three wide around a lapper with McCall getting by. A spin by Charles Oebel erased the pass putting Schoenbaum back up front. On the restart Schoenbaum, McCall and Garner pulled away with Adolph Tracy getting past Ball for fifth. Schoenbaum, fighting power steering issues all weekend, did all he could to hold off McCall by a couple car lengths at the checkers in his Big A's BBQ, Bonham Recovery, Tracys Oil & Gas, Central Cedar, KR Promotions, Rabid Motorsports, five1seven Designs, Twisted iPhones, Superior Steering Wheels, IHFP Clothing, Chevy Cavalier. “That was a tough one,” replied Schoenbaum. “We've been fighting power steering issues and I literally had to hook my thumb in the wheel to turn it. When Brandon (McCall) got past me in traffic I thought it was over, I would have had nothing for him without power steering. Luckily that caution came out and put me back in the lead.” Brown Chevrolet USRA Tuners 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 14 Brandon McCall, 33 Jamie Garner, 34 Adam Tracy, 816 Ryan McDonald, 38 Kirk Ball, 01 Adolph Tracy, 46 Johnathon Cervantes, 95 Charles Oebel, 28L Levi Hernandez, 35 Darrel Jones, 13 Hanna Miller, 19 Michael Ornelaz, 55r Ryker Hernandez Tuner heats Heat 1; 14 Brandon McCall, 38 Kirk Ball, 01 Adolph Tracy, 19 Michael Ornelaz, 55r Ryker Hernandez, 13 Hanna Miller, 35 Darrel Jones Heat 2; 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 33 Jamie Garner, 34 Adam Tracy, 816 Ryan McDonald, 950 Charles Oebel, 28L Levi Hernandez, 46 Johnathon Cervantes---dns POWERI 600s The Non-Wing Micro feature saw nine of the eleven cars start the feature with Jacob Lucas (Alvin) taking the lead bringing Brandon Moeller, Bash Ferguson, Chris Russell and Jayton Brown along. After a yellow for a Raleigh Shepard spin, Ferguson put a slide job on Moeller for second, Moeller was able to do the crossover and retake the spot before slowing and pulling off. By halfway Lucas had built a huge lead over Ferguson, Russell, Brown and Shepard. Lucas took the white flag with nearly a half track advantage easily taking the win while Ferguson gave up a spot Russell and Brown. Non Wing Micros 57 Jacob Lucas, 99 Chris Russell, 11a Jayton Brown, 91 Bash Ferguson, 93 Raleigh Shepard, 83k Cody Kokes, 75 Sean Wilkins, 88 Brandon Moeller, 881 Aaron Bushmore, 38 Doug Watson---dns, 27y Stephen Yates---dns Non-Wing Micro Heats Heat 1; 88 Blake Moeller, 93 Raleigh Shepard, 11a Jayton Brown, 99 Chris Russell, 38 Doug Watson, 27y Stephen Yates Heat 2; 57 Jacob Lucas, 881 Aaron Barmore, 91 Bash Ferguson, 83k Cody Kokes, 75 Sean Wilkins The 8-car Restricted Winged feature saw Brannon Lucas get out front first with Ryder Wells, Kaden Trotter, Hailey Taylor and Andrew Clark in pursuit. After a couple spins by Taytum Moeller, who turned over in the heat race, Trotter was able to get by Wells for second. At halfway it was Lucas, Trotter, Wells, Taylor and Rylie Yates in the top five. As the white flag waved Lucas had 8-car lengths on Trotter going on to score his first ever win, at ten years old no less. I've been around Motorsports nearly 50 years and the ovation for the kid was one of the biggest I can remember hearing. Restricted Winged Micros 61 Brannon Lucas, 19 Kaden Trotter, 24 Ryder Wells, 77y Hailey Taylor, 7r Rylie Yates, 38 Andrew Clark, 21 Dalton Wayne, 39m Taytum Moeller Restricted Winged Micro Heat 61 Brannon Lucas, 24 Ryder Wells, 77t Hailey Taylor, 19 Kaden Trotter, 38 Andrew Clark, 7r Rylie Yates, 21 Dalton Wayne, 39m Taytum Moeller
  10. I-37 Speedway updates 6/20/20

    Late Model heat Heat 1 104 Brandon Brzozowski 99 Frank Okruhlik 08 Landon Sowder 13 Howie Marcx 007 Aaron Driscoll 17 Casey Lowe 57 Jason Kelly 39 Barry Codling---dns
  11. Dash for Cash, North vs South Shootout @ I-37 Speedway 6/6/20 By JM Hallas Pleasnaton TX.,(June 6th, 2020) After a two week scheduled hiatus, I-37 Speedway was back on track this Saturday with all five of the regular classes returning to action(IMCA Modifieds, USRA Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Tuners, Late Models) on the ¼ mile semi-banked ¼ mile dirt oval. Extra cash was up for grabs in two classes with the USRA Limited Modifieds running a 'Dash for Cash' winner-take-all shootout for $150 among the top six qualified cars. In the USRA Tuner class it was 'North vs South' battle for the state honors with an increased purse and commemorative belt buckle awaiting the winner. Over 25 cars showed up from around the state vying for the title of top tuner. Carroll Comes Back for Modified Cash The two week break in racing was a blessing for Chris Carroll(Spring Branch) whose car suffered significant damage in the last outing. Carroll started in row 4 and caught then leader, Rick Green in traffic to get by. In the latter stages Carroll had to fend off rookie Logan Dinsmore, fresh off his high school graduation. As the 12-car IMCA Modified feature fired off it was Ryan Doyon out first. After some contact between Chandler Fox and Johnny Melancon, Landon Bednarz moved to second followed by Rick Green, Robert Liese and Carroll. Marlin Samford and Fox made contact on lap 2 for an early caution. On the restart Green and Carroll both got past Bednarz for second and third while Dinsmore got by Liese for fifth. Green then began to pressure Doyon for the lead getting along side and by coming to halfway showing Green, Doyon, Carrroll, Bednarz and Dinsmore in the tip five. Carroll was able to take second from Doyon as Dinsmore went side by side with Bednarz for fourth. The lead duo caught lapped traffic and Green picked the wrong lane and got hung behind two slower cars giving Carroll the chance to drive around the top for the lead on lap 15. Green, Fox and Rick Talley tangled in turn 3 for a yellow that sent Green to the rear. Back to green with Carroll on point, Dinsmore got past Doyon for second and gave Carroll a look on the outside. Dinsmore got run up into the fluff when Carroll looked to over drive turn 1 and lost a little ground. In turn 4 Dinsmore looped it, collecting Green, Melancon, Liese and Donald Banker bringing out a red. All drivers were alright after some hard hits, cars not so much. When racing resumed it was Carroll jumping out quickly with Bednarz and Jamie Campbell batting for third. Campbell got the spot and was looking low on Doyon for second. Campbell got by on the final lap but had no time to try to catch Carroll as he took the checkers in his Carroll Construction, Green Construction, Shawn Hart Music, SLC Paving, crate powered GRT by Carroll Chassis. “This was Ricks(Green) race,” replied Carroll, He clearly had the better car tonight. Everything just fell my way. I was watching Rick, he was gone. It's easier being in second place sometimes when you get to traffic. My plan was not to wreck my racecar again. I didn't care if I had to finish tenth. I'm too old and too tired to keep fixing it.” “I saw Logan on that restart up top once I got the lead and decided I better step on it. I saw a black nose and knew the 5 car didn't have anything for me so I figured it had to be Logan. Greg and I have been racing together a while, I would do anything to help his boy win a race and I would have been excited for him.” “It was a lot fun. We spent a lot of time getting the car back to where it needs to be. Rick and I have so much fun working on these stupid racecars.” IMCA Modifieds 15 Chris Carroll, 29 Jamie Campbell, 5r Ryan Doyon, 16 Landon Bednarz, 419 Johnny Melancon, 55 Rick Talley, 8g Logan Dinsmore, 77 Robert Liese jr., 377 Donald Banker, 82 Rick Green, 53x Chandler Fox, 31 Marlin Samford Modified heats Heat 1; 5r Ryan Doyon, 15 Chris Carroll, 77 Robert Liese, 419 Johnny Melancon, 16 Landon Bednarz, 55 Rick Talley Heat 2; 82 Rick Green, 129 Jamie Campbell, 8g Logan Dinsmore, 377 Donald Banker, 53x Chandler Fox, 31 Marlin Samford Torres Tallies in Limited Modified At the start of the 20-lap USRA Limited Modified feature it was a battle for bragging rights between the two Torres brothers, Johnny and Allen. It J. Torres getting the early edge chased by A. Torres, Ryan Doyon, Chris Swenson and Talon Minten. T. Minten began to put the heat on Swenson for second. Up front A. Torres was up top looking to get by his brother driving around him for the top spot on lap 3. Sherrill Lewis and Tom Grothues made contact on lap 4 for a caution that saw Doyon, T. Minten and Swenson three wide for third on the restart. After Swenson slid too high and fell back, T. Minten and Doyon stayed side by side for third. A. Torres was inching away at the crossed flags trailed by J. Torres, T. Minten, Doyon and Heath Stewart. T. Minten ran down J. Torres and they began a fight for second that saw the two wheel to wheel on lap 15. A. Torres got a scare on lap 16 when he got run off turn 1 trying to lap a slower car. Alton Fambro slowed and rolled to stop just short off the pit exit for a lap 17 caution. On the restart, T. Minten tried to dive in turn 1 under A. Torres, but the top line prevailed as A. Torres held the point going on the score the victory in the Allens 24/7 Towing, All in Designs, Sundowner Diesel Performance, Fletchers Race Engines, IRP Chassis. “Big night,” exclaimed Torres. “Winning two races on the same night. The Factory Stock and Limited Modified are kind of similar chassis wise, just different tires. So running both classes is some help.” “It's good satisfaction racing with Johnny and beating him. We had a good night. Jason Ingalls does awesome chassis work.” Swenson Racing Products USRA Limited Modifieds 94 Allen Torres, 2 Talon Minten, 66 Johnny Torres, 14h Heath Stewart, 5r Ryan Doyon, 9 Newton Barta, 95s Sterling Tausch, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 11t Tom Grothues, 08 Alton Fambro, 30k Chris Swenson, 117 Johnathon Garcia, 24r Robby Minten---dnsA. Torres Limited Modified Dash for Cash; 66 Johnny Torres, 94 Allen Torres, 30 Chris Swenson, 5r Ryan Doyon, 24r Robby Minten, 2 Talon MInten Limited Modified heats Heat 1; 94 Allen Torres, 30k Chris Swenson, 2 Talon Minten, 08 Alton Fambro, 14 Heath Stewart, 11t Tom Grothues, 117 Johnathon Garcia Heat 2; 66 Johnny Torres, 5r Ryan Doyon, 24r Robby Minten, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 95 Sterling Tausch, 9 Newton Barta---dns Brzozowski Best In Late Model Eight cars took the green in the Late Model feature with Brandon Brzozowski coming off turn 2 with lead but Jason Kelly spun off turn 3 for a complete restart. On the next try, former track champ Trey Votion got a run on Brzozowski down the back stretch, but it was Brzozowski back up front on lap 1 with Votion, Okruhlik, Landon Sowder and Kelly back to fifth. Brzozowski was able to pull away until Sowder went around for a lap 5 yellow. Brzozowski was able to get away clean as the two 99's, of Votion and Okruhlik, battled for second. At halfway it was Brzozowski pulling away, with Okruhlik, Votion, Kelly and Howie Marcx filling out the top five. As Okruhlik and Votion continued their scrap for second, Brzozowski motored away. As the white waved, Brzozowski(La Vernia) had built nearly a half track advantage easily taking the checkers in his Billy Bobs Tire & Repair, Lone Star Pressure Equipment, Shaeffers Racing Oil, Texas Industrial Radiator, The Trash Can Cleaners, Magnum Pressure Washers, Pressure Pro, 602 crate powered Rocket XR1 Chassis. “We've got a good car underneath us,” said Brzozowski. “This is only the second time out in this car. We worked on it since the last race. Then we worked on it until 3:00am on race day. We were happy with a second place that day. It felt really good this race.” “As racers we're here to race. Once I got clear of everyone and couldn't hear anyone behind me I backed off a little and put it on cruise. If saw someone poke nose in there I'd go harder. I went hard the last lap to make sure no one tried anything. I've lost a STLMS race here before on the last lap. When you're running out front you don't know where everyone is at.” “We're just running it here right now. We've got the smaller crate in it, the other guys have a bigger motor. It's just a matter of getting it hooked up, making good laps. If we get it dialed in we may run some STLMS or the DFW crate series with it.” “Kody(Hardage) was trying a 2 barrel on his 604 this week and had some issues with it. They tried to fix it but it was stumbling, running out of fuel on the straightaway, getting it hot so he couldn't make the feature. He made the smart choice to load it up.” Nogalitos Gear Late Models 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 99f Frank Okruhlik, 99 Trey Votion, 57 Jason Kelly, 13 Howie Marcx, 53x Matt Fox, 08 Landon Sowder, 007 Aaron Driscoll, 12 Kody Hardage---dns Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 99 Trey Votion, 12 Kody Hardage, 53 Matt Fox, 007 Aaron Driscoll Heat 2; 99f Frank Okruhlik, 08 Landon Sowder, 57 Jason Kelly, 13 Howie Marcx Torres Tallies Twice The start of the scheduled 20-lap USRA Factory Stock feature saw Allen Torres and Josh Sewell stay door to door until Torres inched ahead with Sewell, Robert Lyon, Dakota Hurley and three wide scrap between Daniel Preston, Katherine Keylich and George Quintanilla for fifth in pursuit. The red was out quickly on lap 1 when K. Keylich tagged the front stretch wall and got drilled by Robert Keylich. On the restart Da. Hurley tried to dive under Torres, but gave second back up to Sewell. A lap later Da. Hurley would spin in turn 1 and collect Quintanilla. Back to green Torres got out with Michael Keylich and Sewell side by side for second while Preston and R. Lyon were door to door for fourth. Behind the lead group, Clint Montanio, Quintanilla and Elgin Tracy were three wide for eighth. Lap 8 saw Kasey Krauss loop it in turn 2 setting up a series of yellows/restarts that saw Tommy Grimes go off the turn 3 hill, then get tangled with Scott Jerkins on the ensuing restart. This prompted officials to cut the race on time. This set up a green, white, checker finish with a single file restart. Torres got a good jump on the start getting away from Sewell and M. Keylich. Behind them Preston and R. Lyon were fighting for fourth. At the checkers it was Torres(San Antonio), in the Jamie Fuller owned, Reflective Wrecker, All in Designs, Club20 Shocks, raceontexas.com, I-37 Speedway, 602 crate powered Outlaw Race Car. “I knew there wasn't much on the bottom so I just kept my line up top,” said Torres. They could duck inside me going in, but there was no bite coming off on the bottom. I not only have never driven this car, but never driven a metric Factory Stock ever. First time, first win, I want one now! It's night and day difference between this car and a leaf spring car. I need to thank Jamie for letting me drive it.” All In Design USRA Factory Stocks 32 Allen Torres, 38 Josh Sewell, 49k Michael Keylich, 48 Robert Lyon, 6 Daniel Preston, 09 Clint Montanio, 75 Jerry Miller, 7 Jesse Sandoval, 36 George Quintanilla, 41t Elgin Tracy, 20rl Roy Long, 98 William Saunders, 33h Cody Henderson, 22t Tommy Grimes, 23k Kasey Krauss, 10 Scott Jerkins, 22 Ronnie Sparks, 385 Albert Medellin, 19 Jennifer Kidd, 28 Daniel Lopez, 4d Dustin Hurley, 40 Dakota Hurley, 44k Katherine Keylich, 92r Robert Keylich, 20 Mike Lyon---dns Factory Stock heats Heat 1; 38 Josh Sewell, 44k Katherine Keylich, 6 Daniel Preston, 49k Michael Keylich, 28 Daniel Lopez, 75 Jerry Miller, 33h Cody Henderson, 19 Jennifer Kidd, 98 William Saunders Heat 2; 32 Allen Torres, 36 George Quintanilla, 385 Albert Medillin, 23k Kasey Krauss, 92r Robert Keylich, 10 Scott Jerkins, 4d Dustin Hiurley, 20rl Roy Long Heat 3; 40 Dakota Hurley, 48 Robert Lyon, 20 Mike Lyon, 09 Clint Montanio, 7 Jesse Sandoval, 22t Tommy Grimes, 41t Elgin Tracy, 22 Ronnie Sparks Newbie Newberry Tames Tuners Twenty-three of the 26 USRA Tuners took the green for the 20-lap feature with Scott Newberry getting the lead off turn 2 pursued by Derek Cates, Colton Mooney, Dylan Kowalik and Colton Borlace. Brian Schoenbaum quickly joined the fight getting past Borlace for fifth then Kowalik for fourth. The third red of the night was waved on lap 6 when Michael Burris jr and Adam Tracy made contact with Ada. Tracy flipping hard on the front stretch. Just as the green came back out, yellow came on after a drone crashed landed on the front stretch,(a first for me), and was run over. Sadly, the drone didn't survive the incident. Once back to racing, the outside lane was slow taking off stacking up the row, shuffling positions moving Johnny Ervin up to fourth. Ervin and Brandon McCall made contact sending McCall into Schoenbaum who was forced through infield giving up more spots. At the mid point it was Newberry, Cates, McCall, Ervin and Mooney in the top five. Yellow waved on lap 11 when defending track champ Jamie Garner broke and stopped in turn 3. On the restart Newberry and Cates got away while Ervin and McCall battled for third. Schoenbaum had just taken fifth from Mooney when Johnathon Cervantes went off the turn 2 hill. On the single file restart, Ervin slipped in turns 3-4 with Mooney and Schoenbaum getting by. The final caution waved on lap 17 when Borlace lost the right front and stopped in turn 4 on the edge of the track. On the shootout to the finish, Schoenbaum got by McCall and was side by side with Cates for second. This gave Newberry some breathing room on his way to win in the Love Field Auto, KYB, Excel Parts, Chevy Cobalt. “This track is real similar to Big O Speedway,” commented Newberry. “We just ran what we normally run. It's pretty close on the set up. You always try to go out with a plan to save a little for the end. Then there's fast guys behind you that are going to be pushing you. I just try to get around the lapped cars as clean as possible. Doesn't always work.” “You always wonder if someone is finding as faster line. At one point I looked down and saw the nose inside. I thought I'd better stay on the bottom. The top wasn't working as good as I thought it would. I had to adjust my line in the middle of the race.” “I caught myself looking for where Brian(Schoenbaum), Derek(Cates), Colton(Mooney) and the 14 car, who I don't know, were. They're all fast cars gunning for you when you're out front.” Brown Chevrolet USRA Tuners 11s Scott Newberry, 580 Derek Cates, 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 44 Johnny Ervin, 816 Ryan McDonald, 01 Adolph Tracy, 18 Michael Burris jr., 14t Shaun Tracy, 28L Levi Hernandez, 97 Jack Lewis, 950 Charles Oebel, 14 Brandon McCall, 93 Colton Borlace, 6m Colton Mooney, 46 Johnathon Cervantes, 33 Jamie Garner, 34 Adam Tracy, 59 Rick Saupp, 24 Patrick Miller, 4 Stephanie Green, 29t Dylan Kowalik, 11z Chris Lynn, 74 Jeremy Hernandez, 13 Hanna Miller---dns,007 Devin Tracy---dns, 88 Justin Sitterle---dns Tuner heats Heat 1; 29t Dylan Kowalik, 46 Johnathon Cervantes, 59 Rick Saupp, 34 Adam Tracy, 950 Charles Oebel, 74 Jeremy Hernandez, 88 Justin Sitterle Heat 2; 580 Derek Cates, 44 Johnny Ervin, 28L Levi Hernandez, 97 Jack Lewis, 24 Patrick Miller, 13 Hanna Miller, 007 Devin Tracy Heat 3; 11s Scott Newberry, 93 Colton Borlace, 14 Brandon McCall, 816 Ryan McDonald, 4 Stephanie Green, 01 Adolph Tracy Heat 4; 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 6m Colton Mooney, 11z Chris Lynn, 18 Michael Burris jr., 33 Jamie Garner, 14t Shaun Tracy
  12. I-37 speedway updates 6/6/20

    Limited Late Model heats Heat 1 104 Brandon Brzozowski 99 Trey Votion 12 Kody Hardage 53 Matt Fox 007 Aaron Driscoll Heat 2 99 Frank Okruhlik 08 Landon Sowder 57 Jason Kelly 13 Howie Marcx
  13. i-37 speedway updates 5-16-20

    TDTS heat 43 Ryan Doyon 5 Russell Rust 81 Tony Bernal 05 Daniel Gaudette 3 Larry Baggett 28 Russ Parker
  14. i-37 speedway updates 5-9-20

    Limited Late Model heats Heat 1 12 Kody Hardage 104 Brandon Brzozowski 990 Frank Okruhlik 95a Allen McLemore 57 Jason Kelly 94a Allison Morris 007 Aaron Driscoll Heat 2 99 Trey Votion 08 Landon Sowder 84 Patrick Kelly 53x Matt Fox 13 Howie Marcx 88 Bobby Jack
  15. Knock the Dust Off Bracket Race @ Alamo City Motorplex, 3/14/20 By JM Hallas Marion, TX.,(March 14th, 2020) With nearly every other thing in the state postponed or canceled, Alamo City Motorplex held a 'Knock the Dust Off' bracket race on the 1/8 mile speed plant, just outside San Antonio. As the regular points season is scheduled to begin on March 28th, the show gave drivers a final chance to shake down their cars. It also attracted several racers from the Houston area giving them the opportunity to race. It was nearly an ideal day weather-wise with temperatures in the mid 80's and a track surface that was nearly perfect. I can't recall seeing so many drivers hit their numbers, just still end up on the losing end a race. It all came down to the crucial starting line advantage. Besides the NHRA Super Pro, Pro and JR. Dragster, a street class and motorcycle class was added to the racing card. With a good number of Super Pro cars on hand a Quick 16 Shootout was included. Wilson Wins Super Pro It was a given that the money up for grabs in the Super Pro finals would be going back east to the Houston area with Kevin Wilson(Magnolia) and Bart Nelson(LaPorte) going at it in the finals. Wilson, in his K2 Motorsports, 2020 Miller Chassis picked up the inaugural victory for his new car, getting a break at the start when Nelson, in his 2015 American Chassis went .006(6/1,000th) red. Whether or not Wilson pressed his luck at the stripe was moot, barely going under his index. Kevin Wilson(4.76) 4.756 @ 144.97 defeats Bart Nelson(4.74) 5.606 @ 85.11(red light) Wilson got to the finals taking out Kip Sharf in the semis, M. Collier, Kendal Little, Gabriel Hernandez, and Gilbert Sanchez. Nelson had a semi round bye, and bested Jarod Wilson, Jay Fitzgerald, Greg Meuth and C. Bamilleaux. Robinson/Ball Split Quick It came down to two friends and semi-sort of teammates in the Quick 16 Shootout. Scott Ball(San Antonio) in his Scott Ball Racing, 2014 TNT Chassis was slated to go against Todd Robinson(Corpus Christi) in his Rehrer-Morrison powered 2019 Elite Chassis, both opted to split the money and save equipment. Ball took out Gilbert Sanchez, C. Bamilleaux and K. Whitaker while Robinson knocked out Kevin Wilson, looking to double up, Leroy O.Bryant and Mike Atkinson Herbold Hustles to Pro Pay Day Former track champ Cole Herbold(Seguin) in his Herbold Brothers Drilling, shorty Dragster chopped the tree down on Gabriel Hernandez(San Antonio) in his FTP 68 Camaro to take home the win in Pro. Herbold used a blistering .004 light to run down Hernandez then still stay within his number. Cole Herbold(5.09) 5.119 @ 129.24 defeats Gabriel Hernandez(7.36) 7.41 @ 90.16 Herbold trailered L. Hobbs, Vince Hernandez, Lee Miller and R.Taylor with a bye in the semis. Hernadez ousted K. Harlan, D. Koepsel, Gene Herbold, a round 4 bye, and caught a huge break when Jamie Longoria went .0007(7/10,000th) red in the semis(Ouch!). Farris Finds Fast Lane Dwayne Farris(Round Rock) in his 2016 Mustang GT was squared off with announcer John Villanueva(San Antonio) in his 2020 Ford Fusion in the street class finals. Villanueva cut a better light, but took too much of the stripe and broke out giving the win to D. Farris. Dwayne Farris(8.19) 8.203 @ 86.51 defeats John Villanueva(10.00) 9.970 @ 67.27(break out) Villanueva got called out for a grudge match with Brandon Garcia(San Antonio) in his Toyota Camry. Garcia got the win on the starting line with his 10.14 to Villanuevas 10.12 with both on 10.00 dial ins. Baugh Bags Bike Bucks Casey Baugh(West) took home the motorcycle money with the win over James Marlett(Austin) Marlett on his 2008 Kawasaki went red at the line handing the win over to Baugh on his Baughs Out Racing, 2004 Hayabusa GSXR. Casey Baugh(6.26) 6.253 @ 111.88 defeats James Marlett(5.64) 5.654 @ 121.75(red light) Baugh got a round 1 bye then beat W. Keele and T. Thomas. Marlett rebought after a round 1 loss to D. Hrometz, then avenged the loss to Hrometz in round 2 and got a bye in the semis. Rufenaeht Races to Jr Dragster Dough. It was two young heavyweights, figuratively speaking, in the Jr. Dragster finals with Graeme Rufenacht in the McGee Cams, Brando Custom Paint, Sock Posse Racing, Halfscale Jr Dragster going head to head with Cody Garceau in his Terminator powered 2004 Hardens. Rufenacht cut a .020 light and needed every bit of that as he edged out Garceau at the stripe by .0023.(Yikes) Graeme Rufenacht(7.90) 7.945 @ 80.20 defeats Cody Garceau(7.90) 7.902 @ 80.96 Rufenacht bested H. McGary, Gracie O.Rourke and Cheyenne Flowers while Garceau rebought after losing round 1 to O Rourke, then beat H. McGary in buy back round and Emma Heidkamp
  16. Season Opener, $1,000 to win IMCA Modifieds/Fast Shafts Qualifier/Fan Appreciation Concert @ I-37 Speedway, 3/7/20 By JM Hallas Pleasanton TX.,(March 7th, 2020) It was a full night of entertainment as I-37 Speedway kicked off its 2020 regular points season on the ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt oval just south of San Antonio, Saturday night. After a successful special Friday night USMTS show last week, it was time for the regular classes and points season to kick off. Classes include the Simpson Safety Products IMCA Modifieds, Swenson Racing Products USRA Limited Modifieds, Nogalitos Gear Late Models, All In Designs USRA Factory Stocks, Brown Chevrolet USRA Tuners and Russ Parker Construction Go-Karts. The IMCA Modifieds vied for $1,000 to win plus the opportunity to be placed on the Fast Shafts, All-Star Invitational ballot as well as national, regional and state points. The three USRA classes(Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Tuners) would also be competing for their own national points. As if a full night of racing wasn't already enough, it was a fan appreciation night with a post-race concert by Shawn Hart sponsored by Carroll Construction. Carroll Claims Cash Chris Carroll(Spring Branch) took home the $1,000 win in the IMCA Modified 20-lapper against some stiff competition. As green waved on the 15-car field it was three wide into turn 1 with Rick Green, Jamie Campbell and Nebraska's, Chad Anderson. Anderson, who makes occasion trips to Texas and I-37 Speedway from Fort Calhoun got the point. Behind Anderson Green, Dillon Tindall, Campbell and Don Banker sorted out. Carroll, coming from row three, quickly moved up past Campbell and Banker for fourth bringing Cody Tidwell along to fifth. Green was starting to take peeks low on Anderson when a spin by Johnny Melancon slowed the pace. On the restart Carroll and Green were side by for second with Tidwell and Tindall wheel to wheel for fourth. After clearing Green, Carroll ran down Anderson for the lead with the two side by side on lap 8 and Carroll getting the top spot a lap later. At the crossed flags it was Carroll, Anderson, Tidwell, Tindall and Green. After a couple quick yellows, Tidwell was along side Anderson for second while Jared Maupin was moving up getting by Tindall for fourth. As Carroll inched ahead, Anderson was pressuring Tidwell for second while Green and Tindall scrapped for fifth. As the white flag waved Carroll had a five car length advantage on Tidwell and scored the win in his Carroll Construction, Green Construction, Shawn Hart Music, crate powered GRT by Carroll Chassis. “I didn't think I was going to be able to get him(Chad Anderson),” commented Carroll. “He started getting a little tight in the middle and I saw where I could take advantage of that. I got lucky, really. They made a bad call on a restart putting me ahead of (Dillon) Tindall. That gave me a spot up to third. So I want to apologize to him, first and foremost.” “I watched Chad race a little bit and we raced with him last year. He's a pretty good guy and definitely gave me room. Once I got under him I got tight too and pushed both of us out to the wall. He gave me room, didn't cut back down on me and I had room to gather it back up. The rest is history. I got out front and thankfully it wasn't a longer race. I was tired, I'm getting too old.” “There was a little home track advantage in there. I kept it where I needed to keep it at, I could hear them back there. I just ran it as hard as I needed and kept a little in reserve knowing I had the line.” “I lost several spots at the start of that race. That definitely wasn't the plan. That was not the direction I wanted to go. I calmed down, told myself there's plenty of time and let the chips fall where they may. If I have the faster car tonight, I'm going to win, If they do, then they'll win. Simpson Safety Products IMCA Modifieds 15 Chris Carroll, 17 Cody Tidwell, 8c Chad Anderson, bd1 Jared Maupin, 82 Rick Green, 86 Dillon Tindall, 29 Jamie Campbell, 377 Don Banker, 77 Robert Liese jr., 27 Justin Delgado, 419 Johnny Melancon, 53xx Chandler Fox, 8j Mike Trigg, 31m Marlin Samford, 5r Ryan Doyon---dntg Modified heats Heat 1; 17 Cody Tidwell, 8c Chad Anderson, 5 Ryan Doyon, 86 Dillon Tindall, 377 Don Banker, 77 Robert Liese, 53xx Chandler Fox, 27 Justin Delgado Heat 2; 15 Chris Carroll, 82 Rick Green, bd1 Jared Maupin, 29 Jamie Campbell, 8j Mike Trigg, 419 Johnny Melancon, 31m Marlin Samford Maupin Outmuscles Limited Modified Field After being the bridesmaid twice last week, Jared Maupin(College Station) bettered the runner-up spots with a victory in the 20-lap USRA Limited Modified feature. At the start it was Marcus Mikulencak leading the way into turn 1, but it was Maupin powering off turn 2 with lead. Following Maupin were Mikulencak, Rowdy Flanagan, Ryan Doyon and Johnny Torres. Doyon was able to snag third as the top three pulled ahead by lap 5. Shawn Obannon spun in front of the leaders on lap 8 setting up a series of restarts that saw Maupin, Mikulencak and Doyon almost three wide at one point. At halfway it was Maupin, Mikulencak, Doyon, Talon Minten and Torres in the top 5. After a stoppage for Austin Majek finding the front stretch wall it was three wide again up front with Maupin holding the spot. Mikulencak was giving Maupin a look low when Sterling Tausch looped it and had Cheryl Gray launch over the hood to bring out a yellow. Once back to green, Mikulencak again was looking low on Maupin while T. Minten and Torres ran wheel to wheel for third. Mikulencak, Torres and T. Minten then began their own little battle giving Maupin some breathing room in the final laps. At the checkers it was Maupin in the Big Dog Racing, Grays Recycling, Swenson Racing Shocks, ASI powered, Express Chassis. “I got a little tired of second place,” joked Maupin. “It was almost like repeat of last week running with Marcus(Mikulencak), you can't beat that. We've got this car rolling pretty good and I'm pretty confident each time we hit the track.” “It's kind of like which one of us gets out front first. He(Marcus) said if you get out there I don't know if I can get past you. He started trying to throw some sliders. The good thing is I know I can trust him. He's not going to be real dirty and door me. Once I got out front I knew it was going to be tough to pass me on the bottom. There was just nothing there.” “I had no idea it was three wide a couple times. I want to watch the video now. After the first green stretch I was looking to my guys in the stands and they said I had a big gap. I was just trying to hit my marks over and over again. I knew with all those yellows that someone would try to get me on a restart.” “We had this car at home in the valley all week. It was at our shop and we get it going, scale it and try to get it home any chance we can. Every time my dad and I get in a discussion on driving style, it's an argument. It never goes smooth. He's kind of stopped, loosened up a bit and lets me do my own thing.” “Switching cars absolutely was a challenge. Those first five laps in the Modified I didn't know what I was doing. Everything happens faster, the car is more sideways, the tires don't hook up as good and everyone is faster. It's a weird transition, but I think the more and more I do it, I'll get in a nice habit.” Swenson Racing Products USRA Limited Modifieds bd2 Jared Maupin, 104 Johnny Torres, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 2 Talon Minten, 24r Robby Minten, 77 Cody Beddoe, bd3 Eddy Ross,94 Allen Torres, 5r Ryan Doyon, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 08 Alton Fambro, bd1 Cheryl Gray, 82 Cade Obannon, 11 Tom Grothues, 95s Sterling Tausch, 420 Shawn Obannon, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 137 Austin Majek, 16 Chris Robeau---dntg, 30k Lawrence Mikulencak---dns Limited Modified heats Heat 1; 2 Talon Minten, 94 Allen Torres, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 95s Sterling Tausch, 08 Alton Fambro, 24r Robby Minten, 82 Cade Obannon Heat 2; bd2 Jared Maupin, 104 Johnny Torres, bd3 Eddy Ross, 31L Sherrill Lewis, 420 Shawn Obannon, 77 Cody Beddoe Heat 3; 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 5r Ryan Doyon, 137 Austin Majek, 16Chris Robeau, bd1 Cheryl Gray, 30k Lawrence Mikulencak Franko Flies to Limited Late Model Loot Debuting a new car can usually have its ups and downs, but for Frank Okruhlik(San Antonio) it was no problem as he dominated the short field. Okruhlik powered out front on lap 1 chased by Trey Votion, Jacob Crow, Aaron Leddy and Landon Sowder. Multiple spins on each end brought out the only caution in the 15-lapper. Once back to green, Okruhlik got out with Votion and Leddy battling for second. From there, no one saw anything but the spoiler of Okruhlik's car as he pulled out to half track lead and easily cruised to the checkers in the Billy Bobs Tire & Repair, United Rentals, Rising Star Bodies, All in Designs, 3-D Landscaping, MB Custom Shocks, Swenson Racing Components, crate powered Warrior Chassis. “It was good for the first time out in the car,” explained Okruhlik. “Could be some improvement. It felt good. It doesn't mean it can't go faster. We just finished this car today. The first time I sat in it was the heat race. I just got lucky, I guess. I guess we're getting good at fast cars out of the shop.” “I really didn't know how big of a lead I had. I can usually look and see cars, but I couldn't see any so I thought they were pretty close. With the crate motor, to me, it's slow. The Limited Late Models still have some big motors and I figured they'd be right there. I was probably running harder than I needed to.” “We're trying to evolve this class a little. This is a step towards it. Somebody has to take the reins and be that guy to make the leap. I guess I'm that guy. This is full blown Late Model with a 602 crate. There's a lot of suspension compared to a Limited Late Model. I pretty much have a baseline with all the cars and classes I've run here. It can get better. That was just right out of the shop. It seemed to go in circles pretty good.” Nogalitos Gear Late Models 990 Frank Okruhlik, 99 Trey Votion, 08 Landon Sowder, 93 Aaron Leddy, 8 Jacob Crow, 007 Aaron Driscoll, 32c Kody Hardage Limited Late Model heat Heat 1; 990 Frank Okruhlik, 99 Trey Votion, 93 Aaron Leddy, 8 Jacob Crow, 08 Landon Sowder, 007 Aaron Driscoll, 32c Kody Hardage Keylich Kaptures First Factory Stock Feature Win Michael Keylich(LaVernia) worked his way from the fourth row to make a late race pass and snag his first ever USRA Factory Stock feature win. As green flew on the 21-car field it was Jesse Sandoval first to turn 1 trailed by Tryton Temple, Allen Torres, Josh Sewell, Dakota Hurley with Aaron Leddy and Kyle Kirkland side by side for sixth. Temple quickly began challenging Sandoval getting by in turns 1-2 to lead lead lap 3. Sewell, using the high side, got by Sandoval, but got hung in traffic giving up spots to Sandoval, Torres and Hurley. Hurleys top run ended on lap 8 when he looped it battling with Torres. His luck got even worse when he was caught up as Johnny Johnson found the front stretch wall. As racing resumed coming to halfway it was Temple, Torres, Sandoval, Sewell and M. Keylich. After a spin by Zylar Bryant, M. Keylich took fourth from Sandoval and caught Sewell for third. Sewell and M. Keylich both got past Torres. With Temple easing ahead, M. Keylich, Sewell and Torres had good scrap going until Torres pulled off. A late caution changed the complexion with the field rebunched on lap 17, for a three lap shootout. As green waved M. Keylich tried the topside on Temple for the lead in turns 1-2. M. Keylich led lap 18 with Temple trying to fight back on the bottom. M. Keylich held his ground in the Keylich Electric, CPU Computer Repair, Double K Landscaping, Keylich Auto Repair, Jenn's Liquor, Differentials by Dale, All in Designs, Mission Race Engine powered Destroyer Chassis. “It feels real good(to get the first win),” replied Keylich. “When I came to this track four years ago I never thought I'd get this far. I do this to have fun. If I win, I win, if I lose, I lose. Winning was a bonus tonight. I usually don't drive that good. It was awesome battling with Tryton(Temple) for the lead. Luckily I edged him out. The kid is good. I wish I was as good as he is.” “This class is easier for me to drive just because I had never raced on dirt before. The Sport Mod was a lot lighter, a lot harder to drive. With these cars you can drive them in there, get a little out of shape and come out alright.” “We're going to try to do some big shows with this car, the Factory 50, the TMS Championship deal and hit some others, do some traveling. We'll run here and South Texas Speedway for the USRA points. All In Design USRA Factory Stocks 49k Michael Keylich, 1 Tryton Temple, 38 Josh Sewell, 7 Jesse Sandoval, 93 Aaron Leddy, 36 George Quintanilla, 09 Clint Mongtanio, 23 Kyle Kirkland, 741 Cameron Starry, 74z Zylar Bryant, 20z Mike Lyon, 75 Jerry Miller, 10 Scott Jerkins, 19 Jennifer Kidd, 92r Robert Keylich, 15 William Cavender, 94 Allen Torres, 98 William Saunders, 44k Katherine Keylich, 43 Johnny Johnson, 40 Dakota Hurley Factory Stock heats Heat 1, 49 Michael Keylich, 7 Jesse Sandoval, 94 Allen Torres, 75 Jerry Miller, 98 William Saunders, 15 William Cavender, 10 Scott Jerkins Heat 2; 40 Dakota Hurley, 93 Aaron Leddy, 36 George Quintanilla, 09 Clint Montanio, 44k Katherine Keylich, 92r Robert Keylich, 19 Jennifer Kidd Heat 3; 1 Tryton Temple, 38 Josh Sewell, 23 Kyle Kirkland, 74z Zylar Bryant, 741 Cameron Starry, 20z Mike Lyon, 43 Johnny Johnson Schoenbaum Showin' the Way San Antonio's Brian Schoenbaum showed he was in prime form early in the season taking the 20-lap USRA Tuner class victory over the 14-car field. Adam Tracy jumped out front early trailed by defending champ Jamie Garner, Schoenbaum, Brandon McCall and Michael Burris sr. After a brief battle with Garner for second, Schoenbaum got inside A. Tracy for the lead on lap 7. At halfway it was Schoenbaum, Garner, A. Tracy, McCall and Burris sr. in the top five. Garner was applying the pressure on Schoenbaum for the lead as the top three edged away with Michael Burris jr. getting by his dad for fifth. Garner and Schoenbaum were side by side at the line for the lead on lap 15. Behind the lead battle A. Tracy slapped the turn 4 wall, ricocheted back across the track and got submarined by Burris jr. sending the car on its side before landing back upright. Burris sr. also got caught up with others squeezing through the near totally blocked track. Luckily everyone was alright. After the red flag, it was Schoenbaum getting away while Garner and McCall ran door to door. Garner cleared McCall and tried to close, but never got back close enough as Schoenbaum in the Big A's BBQ, Bonham Recovery, Tracys Oil & Gas, Central Cedar, KR Promotions, Rabid Motorsports, five1seven Designs, Twisted iPhones, Superior Steering Wheels, IHFP Clothing, Chevy Cavalier took the checkers. “The competition has really stepped up since last year,” said Schoenbaum. “Not only down here, but all over Texas. These guys are getting quicker and quicker. I could hear him(Jamie Garner) back there. I was protecting the bottom and he got a good run off turn 4 and we made a little contact. I wanted to push him up a bit, but went too high. So, it was an apology in tech thing and he was cool with it.” “It was a fun race. Coming up from the outside of the second row you probably could have thrown a blanket over the top four of us at one point. It was a good battle. I had a blast. It's been a while since the last time I won. The end of last season I had some issues with the car. It's good to taste victory again.” Brown Chevrolet USRA Tuners 19 Brian Schoenbaum, 33 Jamie Garner, 14 Brandon McCall, 18 Michael Burris sr., 95 Daniel Lopez, 14t Shaun Tracy, 98 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 01t Adolph Tracy, 88 Justin Sitterle, 4 Stephanie Green, 34 Adam Tracy, 81 Michael Burris jr., 29 Dylan Kowalik, 46 Jonathon Cervantes Tuner heats Heat 1; 33 Jamie Garner, 14 Brandon McCall, 81 Michael Burris jr., 29k Dylan Kowalik, 95 Daniel Lopez, 88 Justin Sitterle, 46 Jonathon Cervantes Heat 2; 34 Adam Tracy, 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 18 Michael Burris sr. 01 Adolph Tracy,14t Shaun Tracy, 98 Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 4 Stephanie Green Russ Parker Construction Go-Kart features Senior Division; Peyton Jones, Charles Flanagan, Cody Clegg, Zoey Flores Junior Division; Blaine Markgraf, Gabriel Solis, Beau Payton Youth Division; Cheston Markgraf, Tucker Kempe, Addisyn Leddy
  17. USMTS @ I-37 Speedway, 2/28/20 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(Feb. 28Th, 2020) Time for the south Texas racing season to kick off and what better way than the United States Modified Touring Series(USMTS). This traveling series travel extensively throughout the central part of the nation bringing some of best Modified drivers in the country. This year they make their first ever appearance at I-37 Speedway's ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt oval as both open their season. Several of the regular local Modified drivers joined in the action featuring Rodney Sanders(Happy.Tx) the defending and three time series champion. Sanders has already had a busy start to the year sweeping the 'Battle on the Border' show in January at Vado Speedway(Vado, NM). He then went west to the 'Wild West Shootout' in Arizona picking up another win over the week-long event. Included on the nights racing slate were the newly branded USRA Limited Modifieds and USRA Factory Stocks. Two open practices earlier this year, plus a practice session on Thursday has given the local drivers time to shake off any off-season rust and get ready for the points opener in March. Johnny Torres comes in at the defending Limited Modified champ, with Tryton Temple looking to hold his reign on the Factory Stocks. Sanders Streak Sizzles ON Sometimes you're good, sometimes you're lucky, sometimes you're a little of both. So it was as Rodney Sanders added another win for the 2020 season in his quest for the magical #100. Sanders, who started outside row 2, quickly moved to second and stalked early leader, Calvin Iverson. Sanders kept the pressure on while still trying to conserve his stuff taking an occasion peek inside off the turns. Finally, at about the one-third mark, Iverson slid up enough to give Sanders the opening he was looking for. Sanders quickly capitalized on the opportunity and took the point on lap 14. Even after a couple cautions for infield tires, Sanders would distance himself from the pack. Turning sixteen second laps, the leader was up on traffic coming to halfway showing Sanders, Iverson, Hunter Marriot, Jason Hughes and Tyler Wolff in the top five. Making quick work of lap cars, the laps clicked off until lap 36 when Philip Houston pulled up in turns 3-4 to bring out a late caution and rebunch the field. As green waved Sanders was out and away while Marriot and Iverson battled for second. With a healthy lead Sanders took the white flag going unchallenged to the checkers. Once across the finish line, Sanders in his Wichita Tank, ARMI Contractors, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Paulson Rock Products, Kenny Tile, Swift Springs, Integra Shocks, Bergman Tachs, Pittman Logging, Wehrs Machine, Motul Oil, Hatfield powered MB Custom Chassis, had the right rear go flat. “We've had a good start to the year,” said Sanders. “We should have maybe had one or two more, but the driver messed up. We've had a good car, we were good in Arizona and New Mexico. That's a good start for sure.” “When you go to a new track you try to compare it to someplace you've been. This track is really different. You can make the back stretch longer if you can run the top in (turns) 1-2. I was off a little on gear last night in practice. The dirt in the south is different than up north too. So we just compare notes to get a starting point.” “I knew it was locked down right from the beginning. He(Iverson) was sliding on entry pretty bad but I couldn't really make a move, the lane was so narrow. He slipped up just enough, but I was burning up my tires trying to make my move. I thought I'd burn them up, and we did at the end. On that kind of track it's good to get out front and control your pace.” “I could tell the tire was going off the last few laps. I started getting loose on entry and had to really wait on picking up the gas. It blew completely going into (turn) 1 after the checkers. So we got lucky. Just enough laps on that tire.” “We'll see what the south Texas swing does. You can be a hero one night and a zero the next. We're just going to take tomorrow like another day, prepare and see what we have tomorrow. We've been to both of the next two tracks before, but you can have an idea and they'll be totally different than the last time. You've got to be prepared for everything and see what happens.” USMTS(40 laps) 20 Rodney Sanders, 27x Calvin Iverson, 62 Hunter Marriot, 12 Jason Hughes, 4w Tyler Wolff, 6 Casey Skyberg, 75 Terry Phillips, 65 Tyler Davis, 4r Derreck Ramirez, 23 Adam Kates, 91 Joe Duvall, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 86 Dillon Tindall, 5 Ryan Doyon, 21 Jacob Bleess, 4m Bobby Malchus, 9 Kevin Rutherford, 71 Philip Houston, 8 Wesley Summers, 24z Zane Ferrell, 55h Nathan Hagar, 33z Zack Vanderbeek, 71k Kevin Sustaire, 97 Cade Dillard USMTS B-mains(top 6 to A-main) B-main 1; 21 Jacob Bleess, 65 Tyler Davis, 91 Joe Duvall, 24z Zane Ferrell, 20j Jason Ingalls, 49 Ryan Slott, 55h Nathan Hagar, 55d Michael Dotson, 55g Dave Gaggero---dns, 129 Jamie Campbell---dns B-main 2;97 Cade Dillard, 71k Kevin Sustaire,9r Kevin Rutherford, 75 Terry Phillips, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 71 Philip Houston, 7 Shayne Bailey, 9c Dillon Hill, 137 Bill Pittaway, 9 Jimmy Ray---dns USMTS heats(top 12 in passing points to A-main) Heat 1; 20 Rodney Sanders, 6 Casey Skyberg, 8 Wesley Summers, 4m Bobby Malchus, 9c Dillon Hill, 55g Dave Gaggero, 55h Nathan Hagar, 20j Jason Ingalls, 24z Zane Ferrell Heat 2; 23 Adam Kates, 86 Dillon Tindall, 4r Derreck Ramirez, 71k Kevin Sustaire, 21 Jacob Bleess, 8g Greg Dinsmore, 75 Terry Phillips, 9 Jimmy Ray--dns Heat 3; 62 Hunter Marriot, 5r Ryan Doyon, 33z Zack Vanderbeek, 65 Tyler Davis, 91 Joe Duvall, 55d Michael Dotson, 49 Ryan Slott, 129 Jamie Campbell Heat 4; 27x Calvin Iverson, 4w Tyler Wolff, 12 Jason Hughes, 97 Cade Dillard, 9r Kevin Rutherford, 71 Philip Houston, 7 Shayne Bailey, 137 Bill Pittaway Egbert Ekes Out USRA Honors At the start of the 20-lap Limited Modified feature it was GW Egbert with a good jump leaving Talon Minten and Gabe Tucker side by side, Jared Maupin and Robby Minten in his wake. T. Minten sorted out second with Maupin getting by Tucker for third a lap later. Shane Hoefling clipped on infield tire on lap 5 for a quick caution. On the restart Chris Swenson, Tom Grothues, Memphis Villareal and Marcus Mikulencak tangled in turn 1. Once back to green Maupin got past T. Minten for second and began pressuring Egbert for the lead. The top 2 began putting a gap on T. Minten and Tucker battling for third until an infield tire got kicked on track for a caution. On the restart Tucker got around T. Minten while Johnny Torres and Paul White were wheel to wheel for sixth. Tucker then began looking under Maupin for second but was unable to find a lane. After holding off Tucker, Maupin was back on the hunt looking for the lead. Egbert would give Maupin just enough room to get the nose inside on entry, but then pull back away on corner exit. Maupin gave it the ol' college try coming to the checkers, but it was Egbert in the E&E Collision, Leons Wrecker Service, PTS powered, MLRC Chassis holding on for the win. “It's been a long time since that's happened,” replied Egbert on winning two races the same night. “I'm happy it did happen, I'll take whatever I can get at this point. Every time that I've started on the pole I always have bad luck. This was probably the only time I've been able to win starting on the pole. I didn't have expectations for what was going to happen.” “We ended up getting lucky, Towards the end the car started getting a little bit slower and eating the right rear off of it. I just started going a little slower. I saw those guys stick the nose in there a couple times especially towards the end. I just knew to hit my marks and not make any mistakes.” Swenson Racing Products USRA Limited Modifieds 717 GW Egbert, bd2 Jared Maupin, 7 Gabe Tucker, 2 Talon Minten, 96 Paul White, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 184 Brian Rye, 5r Ryan Doyon, 4$ Kris Rye, 9 Jason Ingalls, 77 Cody Beddoe, 11 Tom Grothues, 63 Shane Hoefling, 56 Broc Bowen, 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 15 Chase Laven, 30 Chris Swenson, 6t9 Bruce Texch, 08 Alton Fambro, 24r Robby Minten, 66 Johnny Torres, 55 Cody Leonard, 30m Memphis Villareal Limited Modified B-main(top 8 to A-main) 56 Broc Bowen, 96 Paul White, 11 Tom Grothues, 5r Ryan Doyon, 30 Chris Swenson, 6t9 Bruce Tesch, 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 08 Alton Fambro, 137 Austin Majek, 28m Mason Casteneda Limited Modifed heats Heat 1; 7 Gabe Tucker, 2 Talon Minten, 55 Cody Leonard, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 30k Chris Swenson, 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 6t9 Bruce Tesch, 28m Mason Casteneda Heat 2; 63 Shane Hoefling, 94 Allen Torres, 15 Chase Laven, 184 Brian Rye, 77 Cody Beddoe, 56 Broc Bowen, 08 Alton Fambro Heat 3; bd2 Jared Maupin, 24r Robby Minten, 30m Memphis Villareal, 148 Max Calles, 5r Ryan Doyon, 11 Tom Grothues, 137 Austin Majek Heat 4; 66 Johnny Torres, 717 GW Egbert, 9 Jason Ingalls, 4$ Kris Rye, 96 Paul White, 2b Robert Boyd, 12r Roly Rodriguez---dns Double Up for G-Dub As green waved on the 20-lap Factory Stock feature Michael Keylich was first into turn 1 trailed by Ben Mikulencak, Shannon Maurer, GW Egbert and Jesse Sandoval. Mikulencak took a peek low on lap 1, then tried the outside on lap 2 while Egbert took third from Maurer. Egbert and Mikulencak then ran door to door for second with Riley Heil getting by Tryton Temple and Sandoval for sixth. Mikulencak, on the high groove, was holding off Egbert and challenging M. Keylich for the point. The two were side by side on lap 7 when Wayne Laven went around in turn 2 for a caution. On the restart Egbert got second from Mikulencak and along side M. Keylich for the lead. Heil got fourth from Maurer bringing Grant Wollam along to fifth. Egbert was able to get the top spot on lap 9 leaving M. Keylich and Mikulencak side by side for second. The two made contact coming off turn 4 giving Heil an opening to snag third as Mikulencak began to fade. Heil then took second from M. Keylich before he looped it for a lap 12 yellow. Back to green Egbert got out while Heil and Wollam stayed side by side for second. Temple was able to keep Wollam on the high side and get by for third when Mickey Helms and Kyle Kirkland got together in turn 2 for lap 18 caution that sent Helms to the tail. Egbert got a good start leaving Heil and Temple door to door for second. This gave Egbert breathing room to take the victory in the E&E Collision, Leons Wrecker Service, Best Race Engines, home-built chassis. “The car was pretty good,” added Egbert. “I actually wanted to run a groove higher than what I was. I was scared to go up there not knowing if it was going to work or not. Then on a restart I had to take the outside since I had no choice. It ended up working in my favor. I may not have tried it without that caution.” “I like racing anything. I'll race Mini Stocks, Go-Karts, I just like to race. When I found out USTMTS was coming I was loading up whatever else they were racing and heading down.” “I want to thank Chad, Mike and my dad for all the help they give me on the cars. Plus my wife, two boys who help at the house and let me go do this.” All in Designs USRA Factory Stocks 717 GW Egbert, 30 Riley Heil,1 Tryton Temple, 26w Grant Wollam, 747 GW Hessong, 02 Shannon Maurer, 7 Jesse Sandoval, 09 Clint Montanio, 23 Kyle Kirkland, 38 Josh Sewell, 93 Aaron Leddy, 75 Jerry Miller, 49k Michael Keylich, 15 Wayne Laven, 10 Scott Jerkins, 35 Mickey Helms, 29 Jason Gordon, 43 Johnny Johnson, 92r Robert Keylich, 44 Cord Beard, 13m Ben Mikulencak, 9 Robby Minten, 44k Katherine Keylich Factory Stock heats Heat 1; 49k Michael Keylich, 02 Shannon Maurer, 7 Jesse Sandoval, 38 Josh Sewell, 9 Robby Minten, 29 Jason Gordon, 747 GW Hessong, 94 Allen Torres Heat 2; 13m Ben Mikulencak, 35 Mickey Helms, 93 Aaron Leddy, 26w Grant Wollam, 15 Wayne Laven, 92r Robert Keylich, 10 Scott Jerkins, 43 Johnny Johnson Heat 3; Tryton Temple, 717 GW Egbert, 30 Riley Heil, 44k Katherine Keylich, 44 Cord Beard, 23 Kyle Kirkland, 75 Jerry Miller, 09 Clint Montanio The USMTS travels southbound to South Texas Speedway(Corpus Christi) for a Saturday night race, then north to Cotton Bowl Speedway(Paige) for a Sunday event. The following week they're scheduled for a 3-day show at Big O Speedway(Ennis) ending their early Texas tour. Racing continues at I-37 Speedway the following week for their regular season lid lifter with the Simpson Racing Products IMCA Modifieds, Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models, Swenson Race Products USRA Limited Modifieds and All in Design Factory Stocks and Brown Chevrolet Tuners.
  18. USMTS @ I-37 Speedway updates

    Factory Stock heats Heat 1 49k Michael Keylich 02 Shannon Maurer 7 Jesse Sandoval 38 Josh Sewell 9 Robby Minten 29 Jason Gordon 747 GW Hessong 94 Allen Torres Heat 2 13m Ben Mikulencak 35 Mickey Helms 93 Aaron Leddy 26w Grant Wollam 15 Wayne Laven 92r Robert Keylich 10 Scott Jerkins 43 Johnny Johnson Heat 3 Tryton Temple 717 GW Egbert 30 Riley Heil 44k Katherine Keylich 44 Cord Beard 23 Kyle Kirkland 75 Jerry Miller 09 Clint Montanio
  19. For the Love of Bracket Racing @ Alamo City MotorPlex, 2/15/20 By JM Hallas Marion, TX.,(Feb. 15Th, 2020) Alamo City MotorPlex kicked off its 2020 racing with a three-day Valentines weekend event run on the 1/8 mile, just outside of San Antonio. Friday night was an open test-n-tune with cool night temperatures providing big horsepower. Saturday and Sunday would see the Super Pro(Box), Pro(No-box) and Jr Dragsters in action during the day with more moderate temperatures and a bit more heat in the track. After a couple rounds of time trials and a drivers meeting, the racing action kicked off around high noon under cloudy skies and a track temp of only 75. Throughout eliminations the track temp remained consistent in the mid 70's. This years ACMP season was briefly up in the air when last years track manager took leave and moved to north Texas. Elaine Hewitt stepped up to fill the role of track manager and keep racing alive. Hewitt, whose father raced at the track, is no stranger to ACMP. In the past she's raced ACMP and Alamo Dragway, plus served in various positions since 2008, under different owners/promoters. Her knowledge of the track, local racers and racing, and past experience will be a huge asset to the facility. Super Pro(Box) Consistency paid off for Jeremy Hefler(kennedale) in taking home the win the Super Pro finals against Ty Casey(Van Vleck), a graduate from the Jr. Dragsters. Hefler, running both classes, was on his number all day long. Hefler, in his Chevy Nova, but gave up 5/1000th on the tree to Casey in BBC powered, 2018 EZ Chassis, as Casey ran him down he went too quick by only about 4/100th and broke out. Jeremy Hefler(6.01) 6.021 @ 113.55 defeats Ty Casey(4.66) 4.658 @ 148.12 Hefler outran Jeremy Wenske, Ryan Miller, Greg Meuth, Brian Wenske, D. Hartl and Russell Fields. Casey took out Jay Fitzgerald, Bontrager, Gilbert Sanchez, Jeff Rabedeau, Scott Ball and got the bye in the semi finals. Pro(No-box) The name Zampese is no stranger to the ACMP Winners Circle, but today is Mike Zampese(San Antonio) grabbing the Pro honors over Lee Miller(Canyon Lake). M. Zampese in his Driskell Race Engines powered American Race Car Chassis got a slight edge over Miller in his 1986 S-10 Pick Up on the light. Zampese was able to edge farther ahead at the stripe for the victory. Mike Zampese(5.41) 5.422 @ 123.49 defeats Lee Miller(6.82) 6.865 @ 99.16 M. Zampese lost in round 1 to D. Alvarez rebought and bettered Gene Herbold, Littlefield, Justin Hutto and had a bye to the finals. Miller trailered Jamie Longoria, Todd Zampese, Robbie Sandoval, Gene Herbold and had a round 2 bye. Jr. Dragster It was pretty much a family affair in the Jr. Dragster class with all three Garceau kids(Von Ormy) making their way to the semi-finals. It was brother versus sister in the finals with Riley Garceau in his 2007 Terminator powered Motivational Chassis against his sister Carleigh Garceau in her 2004 Half Scale Chassis. Riley used a huge reaction time advantage to get the victory despite Carleight running closer to her dial in. Riley Garceau(7.91) 8.016 @ 75.33 defeats Carleigh Garceau(8.95) 8.960 @ 72.59 R. Garceau bought back after a round 1 loss to A. Wenske then defeated Pennington, Aiden Alvarez with a bye in the semis. Ca. Garceau bested Cheyanne Flowers, Pennington and her brother Cody Garceau on her way to the finals. Racing continues on Sunday with gates opening at 9:00am, 1 time trial at 10:00am and eliminations to follow. Be sure to follow the Alamo City MotorPlex facebook page for more announcements coming in March 2020.
  20. Redneck Stress Relief 3/Texas Dirt Truck Series Finale @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 11/16/19 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.(Nov. 16Th, 2019) The 2019 racing season on the ¼ mile, semi-banked dirt track got a one week reprieve after rain delayed it last weekend. Sadly the tracks racing comes to an end tonight with the Redneck Stress Relief show and championship night for the Texas Dirt Truck Series. Larry Baggett looks to wrap up the championship pretty much by just starting the race coming in with a 20 point advantage over Russell Rust. Tony Bernal, Russ Parker and John Heil round out the top five. Baggett has had a good season picking up two wins early in the season, along with three seconds and two third place finishes. Others picking up wins this year are Ryan Doyon(2) sharing the ride with Talon Minten(1). Anthony Gordon and John Heil have also scored victories while running a partial schedule. The Sport Modifieds and Pure Stocks have one more chance to get a victory to end their season or use as a tune up race for the big race in Corpus(South Texas Speedway) coming up in December. The night also featured a Demo Derby, with a full size and compact car class. Heil Hustles to Win, Baggett Secures Title In the Texas Dirt Truck Series season-ender it was John Heil(Floresville) going flag to flag for the victory. Heil, who won the heat, started on the pole and beat Tony Bernal into turn 1 for the lead. Heil and Bernal began to ease away from Russ Parker and Daniel Gaudette who were side by side and swapping third. By halfway Heil was pulling away from Bernal while Parker and Gaudette continued their scrap. As the white flag was shown it was Heil by a half straightaway advantage over Bernal easily taking the checkers unchallenged in his Rick Pollaro owned, BMF Shocks and Chassis Truck. Points contender, Larry Baggett, who wrapped up the championship by taking the green flag had some woes throughout the race going around at the start and could never get back towards the lead group. His seventh place was his worst of the year, but enough to become the inaugural TDTS champion. Texas Dirt Truck Series 96 John Heil, 81 Tony Bernal, 28 Russ Parker, 5 Daniel Gaudette, 43 Ryan Doyon, 77 Michael Keylich, 3 Larry Baggett, 5m Russell Rust TDTS heat Heat 1; 96 John Heil, 81 Tony Bernal, 5 Daniel Gaudette, 3 Larry Baggett, 5m Russell Rust, 43 Ryan Doyon, 77 Michael Keylich Young Doyon Grabs First Sport Modified Win Ryan Doyon(LaCoste) snagged his first ever Sport Modified win in the 20-lap feature, but it wasn't easy. At the start it was Trent Beaver getting out front trailed by Ry. Doyon, Memphis Villareal, Johnny Torres and Robby Minten. Villareal tried the high side of Ry. Doyon but couldn't get by. Former USAC Silver Crown and NASCAR Winston Racing Series Champ, Paul White was able to get past R. Minten for fifth then past J. Torres for fourth. This left J. Torres three wide with Heath Stewart and R. Minten for fifth. Coming off turn 4, still three wide, R. Minten got into J. Torres knocking the front end askew for a lap 5 caution. On the restart Villareal again tried the high side pass this time for the lead, but slid too high with Ry. Doyon, Stewart and White getting past. Coming to halfway Beaver and Ry. Doyon were separating themselves from the pack. At the crossed flags Ry. Doyon ducked under Beaver to get the lead at the line with Beaver, Stewart, White and J. Torres the top five. Lap 11 saw a yellow wave after Vince Louden and Tommy Grimes made contact in turn 3. On the restart Ry. Doyon waited until the last cone to take off stacking up the pack. On the next try Beaver got a run on Ry. Doyon with a look low in turns 1-2 with the middle of the pack getting tangled, but able to continue without a caution. Ry. Doyon began to inch ahead while Beaver and Stewart battled for second. Frank Okruhlik went around on lap 15 for a caution rebunching the field. On the restart Beaver made contact with Ry. Doyon sending him around in turn 2 collecting R. Minten, Stewart, and Allen Torres. Beaver charged with the caution and sent to the tail. He refused and was then sent off the track. Once back to green Ry. Doyon got away clean with J. Torres and White wheel to wheel for second. J. Torres was finally able to secure the spot, but was unable to run down Ry. Doyon in the final laps with Ry. Doyon getting his first ever win in the 3-D Landscaping, Rising Star Bodies, All in Designs, CD Tire, Ace Transmission, Shipley Race Engines, IRP Chassis. “It's a great feeling(getting my first Sport Modified win.) replied Doyon. “It's a big relief for me. I've been trying for five years to get a win here, it's a tough class. It's a lot of competition to deal with every week. It's tough to get that win.” “I was a little worried about how the car was after that pile up. I was concerned that something might be bent and I wouldn't be able to finish they race. Luckily I was good to go and stay out there.” “Yes, I look over my shoulder a little bit. Whenever you're out front you know that someone might be coming or find a different line. I just focus on hitting my line, my marks and not worry about anyone's race but my own. I was pretty sure I was running the best line since I had passed a couple cars on the bottom. It would be tough for anyone go around me or they'd have to work for it(up top).” Sport Modifieds 5r Ryan Doyon, 66 Johnny Torres, 96 Paul White, 94 Allen Torres, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 30v Memphis Villareal, 31 Jamie Campbell, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 22 Tommy Grimes, 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 14 Trent Beaver, 14h Heath Stewart, 24r Robby Minten, 2 Talon Minten, 6 Vince Louden, 11t Tom Grothues, 9 Ray Doyon---dns Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 14 Trent Beaver, 66 Johnny Torres, 2 Talon Minten, 6 Vince Louden, 31 Jamie Campbell, 57 Rowdy Flanagan Heat 2; 30 Memphis Villareal, 14h Heath Stewart, 24r Robby Minten, 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 22 Tommy Grimes, 11t Tom Grothues Heat 3; 5r Ryan Doyon, 96 Paul White, 08 Frank Okruhlik, 94 Allen Torres, 9 Ray Doyon Torres Tallies Pure Stock Pay Day In the Pure Stock 20-lapper it was Allen Torres(San Antonio) capping off his season with a win. A. Torres and Ben Mikulencak had a good battle up front until A. Torres got by in lapped traffic just after the midway point. Mikulencak tried to fight back, but Johnny Torres kept him busy battling for second as his brother crept ahead for victory. At the green flag waved it was Robby Minten into turn 1 first with A. Torres and Mikulencak side by side for second and Aaron Leddy fourth. It was nearly three wide coming off turn 4 for the lead with Mikulencak getting the spot on lap 2 and A. Torres getting past Minten for second a lap later. J. Torres and Leddy followed through the hole to third and fourth. Zac Courtney lost a bumper on track for a caution on lap 5 that the race seemingly got stuck on for several restarts. The next green was short-lived as A. Torres took a look on Mikulencak while Minten retook spots from Leddy and J. Torres, but Riley Heil had trouble and stopped in turn 2 for a lap 6 yellow. Mikulencak and A. Torres were running the top, while Minten, J. Torres and Leddy were hugging the tires as they came to halfway. A. Torres then moved to the bottom and got alongside Mikulencak for the lead. After a door to door battle for a lap, A. Torres took the point as they went three wide splitting a lapped car on lap 12. Leddys top four run ended when he clipped an infield tire and spun to bring out a lap 16 caution. On the restart J. Torres got inside Mikulencak for second as they ran side by side. This gave A. Torres the chance to get a little breathing room that he carried to the checkers in the Allens 24/7 Towing, All in Designs, crate powered, Chevy Nova. “It was a pretty good race with Ben(Mikulencak), “said A. Torres. “It's always good racing with a clean driver. I had too much wheel spin when I tried running on top, I couldn't get any bite. Once I moved to run the bottom the car was working there.” “When they gave the move over flag to the slower car I was hoping the lapped car would go up and I could take the bottom. It kind of worked out for me. I knew once I got out front that Johnny(Torres) would be there and that he and Ben would still be on my tail. I was just going to stay on the bottom. I thought if I wasn't able to run the top, they wouldn't either.” “We'll be down in Corpus for that race with the Sport Mod, but the Pure Stock isn't legal for down there. I just want to thank Tom, Roger and Kervin today, for all their help this week. The car has had a fuel pick up issue. We cleaned everything from the fuel cell to the carburetor. It still has a little flutter but we managed to get the win.” Pure Stocks 94 Allen Torres, 13m Ben Mikulencak, 41t Johnny Torres, 9 Robby Minten, 19s Travis Slavik, 36 George Quintanilla, 17e Jerry Evans, 6 Daniel Preston, 49k Michael Keylich, 19 Daniel Miller, 92r Robert Keylich, 44k Talon Minten, 93 Aaron Leddy, 37w AJ Wernette, 30 Riley Heil, 15b JW Blocker, 30v Matthew Villareal, 2x Zac Courtney Pure Stock heats Heat 1; 9 Robby Minten, 93 Aaron Leddy, 2x Zac Courtney, 15b JW Blocker, 6 Daniel Preston, 19 Daniel MIller Heat 2; 13 Ben Mikulencak, 41t Johnny Torres, 19s Travis Slavik, 36 George Quintanilla, 17e Jerry Evans, 92r Robert Keylich Heat 3; 94 Allen Torres, 44k Talon Minten, 30v Matthew Villareal, 30 Riley Heil, 49k Michael Keylich, 37 AJ Wernette Demo Derby It was a David versus Goliath battle in the Demo Derby with three smaller, front wheel drive cars against three full size, rear wheel drive cars. When the dust settled, literally and figuratively, it was Cody Williamson in his Lumina taking home the win.
  21. Texas Dirt Truck Series Finale @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 11/16/19 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.(Nov. 16Th, 2019) The 2019 racing season on the ¼ mile, semi-banked dirt track got a one week reprieve after rain delayed it last weekend. Sadly the tracks racing comes to an end tonight with the Redneck Stress Relief show and championship night for the Texas Dirt Truck Series. Larry Baggett looks to wrap up the championship pretty much by just starting the race coming in with a 20 point advantage over Russell Rust. Tony Bernal, Russ Parker and John Heil round out the top five. Baggett has had a good season picking up two wins early in the season, along with three seconds and two third place finishes. Others picking up wins this year are Ryan Doyon(2) sharing the ride with Talon Minten(1). Anthony Gordon and John Heil have also scored victories while running a partial schedule. Heil Hustles to Win, Baggett Secures Title In the Texas Dirt Truck Series season-ender it was John Heil(Floresville) going flag to flag for the victory. Heil, who won the heat, started on the pole and beat Tony Bernal into turn 1 for the lead. Heil and Bernal began to ease away from Russ Parker and Daniel Gaudette who were side by side and swapping third. By halfway Heil was pulling away from Bernal while Parker and Gaudette continued their scrap for third. As the white flag was shown it was Heil, by a half straightaway advantage over Bernal easily taking the checkers unchallenged in his Rick Pollaro owned, BMF Shocks and Chassis Truck. Points contender, Larry Baggett, who wrapped up the championship by taking the green flag had some woes throughout the race going around at the start and could never get back towards the lead group. His seventh place was his worst of the year, but enough to become the inaugural TDTS champion in his Reeses Truck Pieces, Bear Racing, Signs To Go, Langley, By The Bay Lawncare, crate powered, Chevy. Texas Dirt Truck Series 96 John Heil, 81 Tony Bernal, 28 Russ Parker, 5 Daniel Gaudette, 43 Ryan Doyon, 77 Michael Keylich, 3 Larry Baggett, 5m Russell Rust TDTS heat Heat 1; 96 John Heil, 81 Tony Bernal, 5 Daniel Gaudette, 3 Larry Baggett, 5m Russell Rust, 43 Ryan Doyon, 77 Michael Keylich “We had an amazing season this year,” replied series champ Baggett. “Coming into it we never dreamed that we would wind up being champions at the end of the year. But with family and friends pulling together we got the truck together at the last minute and won the very first race. It was a sweet, sweet victory.” “This is my first championship ever. We've finished fourth in the Street Stock class at Cotton Bowl two years ago and started with the trucks this year. I knew we'd have a top five truck at least, but was never expecting this.” “I think winning the first race would have to be the sweetest. We blew the motor in the truck testing at Cotton Bowl. We got the new crate motor in three days before the first race here. My friends came together and we got running at midnight. Went to load it up and we didn't have any gears. It wouldn't go in first, reverse, anything. We scrambled fixing that, got it on the trailer and got down here and wound up taking home the win.” “All these guys are fast, good guys. I love racing with them. I look forward to racing with them again next year. We'll need to get a better set to keep up with them. These guys are amazing helping one another. I love it and we're going to continue with the truck next year.”
  22. i-37 speedway updates 11/16/19

    TDTS heat Heat 1 96 John Heil 81 Tony Bernal 5 Daniel Gaudette 3 Larry Baggett 5m Russell Rust 43 Ryan Doyon 77 Michael Keylich
  23. DTK Memorial/Racing for a Cure @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions 10/12/19 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX(Oct. 12Th, 2019) With the official 2019 points season over, I-37 Speedway hosted a special race, the DTK Memorial/Racing for a Cure. The event had added purse money for racers in the Sport Modified (1500 to win), Pure Stock(1000 to win) and Sport Compact (500 to win) classes. Over 90 cars, in just three classes, showed up for this special event. This is first of a three-race series, the South Texas Bonus, adding extra money to the top 3 Sport Modified drivers in points. The next race is in combination with the Aaron Hudgeons Memorial at Texana Raceway and capped off with the South Texas Shootout at South Texas Speedway. It was a two-fold show with the DTK Memorial portion celebrated the lives of Richard Keylich and Ray Doyon jr. the fathers of the track promoters, and former promoter Frank Torres, father of multi-time track champion Johnny Torres as well as Adam and Allen Torres. All were remembered in a special ceremony before the races. Racing for a Cure was part of Breast Cancer Awareness month with the ladies getting a chance to participate in one of two Powder Puff races. Each racer was entered in honor of someone who was battling or has battled cancer. Donations were part of the selection process to set starting position with proceeds going to cancer research. Between racer donations, fan donations, t-shirt sales, etc., $20,000 was raised for the Cancer Research Foundation. The ladies were split into two classes, to be fair, the experienced ones and novice racers. The experienced group included Caitlin Leonard, Riley Heil, Jennie Barber, Cheyloh Brodnax and Katherine Keylich along with former racers Janel Duncan, Brandy Torres and Bianca Danielson. The novice group were mainly wives, daughters or friends of racers. Whiteaker Whips 'Em After taking some time off for business, kids activities and promoting South Texas Speedway, Steve Whiteaker jr. quickly knocked the rust off and found his rhythm picking up another I-37 Speedway victory in his 1st Class Towing, DS&S Construction, Supreme Vinyl Works, Braka Operating, South Texas Speedway, G&M Oilfield Services, Churches Chicken, Best Racing Engines, Innovative Chassis. At the start of the 24-car, 25-lap Sport Modified feature it was Tracy Denby, from the pole, getting out front of Whiteaker, Talon Minten, Cody Leonard and Chuck Perry. An early spin by Joe Aramendia slowed the pace that saw T. Minten get by Whiteaker on the restart and Perry taking fourth from Leonard. Leonard quickly retook second bringing Jared Maupin along to fifth. This left Perry three wide with Broc Bowen and Allen Torres. Rusty Head and Brian Moczygemba tangled in turn 4 to bring out a lap 8 caution. On the restart the top 4 edged away with Whiteaker getting by T. Minten for second and Leonard following through to third. This left T. Minten, GW Egbert, A. Torres and Maupin battling for fourth. At the crossed flags it was Denby, Whiteaker, Leonard, Maupin and A. Torres sorting out in the top five. Whiteaker began taking a look low on Denby and when Denby made a mistake, Whiteaker pounced on the opening grabbing the point on lap 15. Leonard also picked up spot as Denby left the door open again, while Egbert took fourth from Maupin. Bowen, A. Torres and Broc Bowen tried three wide for sixth. Bowen slid up and knocked A. Torres over the turn 2 hill for a yellow on lap 19 erasing Whiteaker's lead. Back to green it was Whiteaker and Leonard inching ahead while Egbert and Denby were wheel to wheel for third. Egbert finally got the spot, while A. Torres and Maupin were side by side for fifth. In the final laps Whiteaker was able to get a couple car lengths on Leonard and go on to secure the win. “I was trying to get used to the car that first half,” replied Whiteaker. “We tried some things last night in practice. I came just to get some laps since I haven't driven a lot this year. At TMS we found some different stuff that we had JJ Jennings on that I didn't really like. We went back to basics, tried some stuff, and the track was really slick. Those restarts were killing me. Once I settled in and found a rhythm it wasn't too bad.” Any time you see Tracy(Denby) show up you know he's going to be a contender. We've known him for a while and race together really well. You don't have to worry about him running you dirty. He just overshot (turn) 3 and it was prefect timing. I had a good run off (turn) 2 and he missed (turn) 3 and I had to take it. Naturally he tried to close the hole and get the bottom back. I would have too.” “After that late caution I knew if I just parked it around the bottom I would be good. The car rotated really well. There was a segment where I over-drove the entrance trying to see if I could more out of it. Once I slowed back down and kept it straight around the bottom I figured no one could around me.” “So far I'm going to try to run all three of these South Texas Bonus races. With our boys sports and new baby girl I've been enjoying these weeks of not being at the race track as I promote my own. We're headed to Amarillo this coming week to run for that $10,000 to win. Edna(Texana) is only an hour and half away, it's hard to pass that up. I will race my December race. I get tired watching everyone else having fun.”Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 89c Steve Whiteaker jr., 12 Cody Leonard, 717 GW Egbert, 15 Tracy Denby, 94 Allen Torres, bd2 Jared Maupin, 28m Mason Casteneda, 66 Johnny Torres, 184 Brian Rye, 101 Tanner Whitmire, bd3 Eddy Ross, 22m Anthony Gordon, 104 Brandon Brzozowski, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 30 Memphis Villareal, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 9L David Lege, 55 Rusty Head, 79 Joe Aramendia, L87 Brian Moczygemba, 11t Tom Grothues, 56 Broc Bowen, 115 Chuck Perry, 2 Talon Minten Sport Modified B-main(top 6 to A-main) 184 Brian Rye, 66 Johnny Torres, 9L David Lege, 28m Mason Casteneda, 22m Anthony Gordon, 55 Rusty Head, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 9 Ray Doyon III, 7d Derrick Gonzalez, 55m Mike Morris, 24 Jim Blevins, bd4 Cheryl Gray, 69t Bruce Tesch, L87 Brian Moczygemba, 24r Robby Minten, 5r Ryan Doyon, 15 Chase Laven Sport Modified LCQ(top 2 to A-main) L87 Brian Moczygemba, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 7d Derrick Gonzalez, 9 Ray Doyon III, bd4 Cheryl Gray, 55m Mike Morris---dns, 24 Jim Blevins---dns, 69t Bruce Tesch---dns, 24r Robby Minten ---dns, 5r Ryan Doyon---dns, 15 Chase Laven---dns Sport Modified heats(top 4 to A-main) Heat 1; 15x Tracy Denby jr., 12 Cody Leronard, 717 GW Egbert, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 184 Brian Rye, L87 Brian Moczygemba, 24r Robby Minten, 69t Bruce Tesch, 15 Chase Laven Heat 2 89c Steve Whiteaker jr., 79 Joe Aramendia, 104 Brandon Brzozowski, bd3 Eddy Ross, 9L David Lege, 9 Ray Doyon III, 55m Mike Morris, 55 Rusty Head--dns Heat 3;115 Chuck Perry, 56 Broc Bowen, 101 Tanner Whitmire, 30v Memphis Villareal, 7d Derrick Gonzalez, 22m Anthony Gordon, bd4 Cheryl Gray, 24 Jim Blevins Heat 4; 2 Talon Minten, bd2 Jared Maupin, 94 Allen Torres, 11t Tom Grothues, 66 Johnny Torres, 28m Mason Casteneda, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 5r Ryan Doyon Sewell Fades, Recovers, Secures Win After Tech After narrowing a nearly 50-car field down to the fastest 24, the 20-lap feature took the green. Mickey Helms was first into turn 1 followed by Allen Torres, GW Hessong, Josh Sewell and Chuck Barber. Torres took a look low on Helms while Sewell and Robby Minten were door to door for fifth. Sewell, stuck up top, again lost ground going three wide with GW Egbert and Daniel Waer for seventh. Michael Keylich and Steve Grantz made contact with Grantz slowing and Aaron Leddy spinning to miss Grantz. On the restart Torres and Hessong stayed side by side with Ben Mikulencak making a big charge up top going three wide and making his to the top ten. Torres and Hessong continued tied at the door posts with Mikulencak and Kyle Kirkland now side by side for seventh. Torres finally held off Hessong leaving him now side by side with Egbert for third. Coming to halfway it was Helms, Torres, Egbert, Hessong and Sewell in the top five. Torres took another look low for the lead giving Egbert a run up top on Torres. Sewell used the opportunity to get under Egbert for fourth. A lap 15 caution for debris slowed the action for a five lap shootout with new competitors after Torres and Hessong pulled off. Sewell got a good look on Helms for the lead but it was Egbert sneaking past both for the spot on lap 16. Sewell gave Egbert a little rap on the bumper looking for the lead but a spin by Steven Doty brought out a lap 17 yellow. On the final restart Egbert got away from Sewell with Mikulencak and Kirkland door to door for fourth. Egbert eased a couple car lengths ahead at the checkers, but was unable to pass tech inspection handing the win to Sewell in his 2 Jacks Racing, TTR, K&H Shocks, Continental Batteries, McDonalds Sales and Salvage, Ace Automotive Machine Shop powered homemade chassis. “I've been trying to get a win here since this place opened back up.” said Sewell. “I've had some seconds and thirds, but finally got it done. It was over a DQ, but I'll take anyway. I've had them taken away from me before so I'll definitely take it.” “It's always really close racing with this class. These cars are really close, really tight. We've got some older cats and some young cats in fast equipment. Anytime you get all these guys at one track, it's always hammer down and go time.” “I got hung outside on the start and fell back. I went to turn 1 and it just slid up. I figured out pretty quick it was going to be one groove around on the bottom. I had to wait my turn to get back down there. I fell in line about seventh and just tried to pick them off one at a time.” “I was just trying to give GW(Egbert) a little love tap and say hey I'm back here. Maybe I could get him out of shape and off the bottom to get underneath him. I wasn't going to spin him out or do anything crazy. A little contact never hurt anybody.” All in Designs Pure Stocks 38 Josh Sewell, 174 Mickey Helms, 13m Ben Mikulencak, 21 Kyle Kirkland, 41t Frank Okruhlik, 19b Chuck Barber, 25r Nathan Rachui, 32 Aaron Leddy, 12b Kody Hardage, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 00 Kyle Carter, 51 Daniel Waer, 88 DJ Schroat, 51m Albert Meddillin, 999 Steven Doty, 68 Clint Montanio, 91 Johnny Westfall, 94 Allen Torres, 9 Robby Minten, 747 GW Hessong, 21g Steve Grantz, 49k Michael Keylich, 17e Lynn Fox, 717 GW Egbert---DQ(tech), 48 Robert Kelm—dns, 8c Kevin Sullivan III---dns Pure Stock B-main1(top 4 to A-main) 91 Johnny Westfall, 68 Clint Montanio, 8s Kevin Sullivan III, 12b Kody Hardage, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 75 Jerry Miller, 44k Katherine Keylich, 10c Karaline Campbell, 14 Trey Heald, r92 Robert Keylich, 25t Travis Slavik, 6 Daniel Preston B-main 2; 21 Kyle Kirkland, 48 Robert Kelm, 13m Ben Mikulencak, 41t Frank Okruhlik, 2x Zac Courtney, 32 Aaron Leddy, 48c Cooter Koehne, 15 William Cavender, 44 Cord Beard, 19 Jennie Barber, 58 Cheyloh Brodnax, 10x Scott Jerkins B-main 3; 25r Nathan Rachui, 21g Steve Grantz, 17f Lynn Fox, 88 DJ Schroat, 30 Riley Heil, 02 Shannon Maurer, 21r Eric Ramos, 22r Ronnie Sparks, 10 Megan LeStourgen, 19m Daniel Miller, 9b Gary Butler--dns Pure Stock heats(top 2 to A-main) Heat 1; 174 Mickey Helms, 9 Robby Minten, 75 Jerry Miller, 25t Travis Slavik, 44k Katherine Keylich, r92 Robert Keylich, 14 Trey Heald, 6 Daniel Preston--dns Heat 2; 38 Josh Sewell, 00 Kyle Carter, 48 Robert Kelm, 21 Kyle Kirkland, 32 Aaron Leddy, 19 Jennie Barber, 41t Frank Okruhlik, 13m Ben Mikulencak Heat 3; 94 Allen Torres, 717 GW Egbert, 10 Megan Lestourgen, 21g Steve Grantz, 25r Nathen Rachui, 17e Lynn Fox, 30 Riley Heil, 22r Ronnie Sparks Heat 4; 747 GW Hessomg, 49k Michael Keylich, 8s Kevin Sullivan III, 91 Johnny; Westfall, 68 Clint Montanio, 10c Karaline Campbell, 12b Kody Hardage Heat 5; 19b Chuck Barber, 51m Albert Medillin, 44 Cord Beard, 2x Zac Courtney, 48c Cooter Koehne, 58 Cheyloh Brodnax, 15 William Cavender, 10x Scott Jerkins Heat 6; 51 Daniel Waer, 999 Steven Doty, 02 Shannon Maurer, 88 DJ Schroat, 21r Eric Ramos, 19m Daniel Miller, 9b Gary Butler Schoenbaum Sweeps Sport Compact On the initial start of the 20-lap Sport Compact feature it was heat race winner Brian Schoenbaum jumping out front of Roy Easler, Brandon McCall, Justin Sitterle and Adolph Tracy. Contact between Dylan Kowalik. A. Tracy and Daniel Lopez left debris on track. On the next try Schoenbaum again got the point with Easler, McCall, Lopez and Michael Burris sr. now in tow. At halfway Kowalik stopped in turn 3 for a caution, rebunching the field. Back to green it was Schoenbaum and Easler inching away from McCall with a gap back to Burris sr. and Lopez. Schoenbaum increased his margin the final half grabbing the win in his Tracy Rail Service, 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. “It was a good season,” stated Schoenbaum. “In 24 starts I think I've had 16 or 17 wins, so ya, it was good. I initially started the season in honor of my dad who passed away from lung cancer and then lost my mom. You just keep going to get your mind of that. It's a good cap to the end of it.” “I started running IMCA and those guys are always fast. Coming down here I didn't know what to expect from these guys. I've got an IMCA car running against V-6's and V-tech cars. I guess I surprised them. We started out with around 20 cars and now down to a dozen. I get some guys get burned out, I was lucky and got saved, sort of, by a blown motor and had to sit out a while. I'm just debating what I'm going to do next season.” “When I started running down here, the Tracy family, Tracy Rail Service opened up their shop down here to me, bought the car and kept me in the seat for the rest of the season.” Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 12 Roy Easler jr., 14 Brandon McCall, 18 Michael Burris sr., 29k Dylan Kowalik, 81 Michael Burris jr., 88 Justin Sitterle, 101 Shawn Tracy, 95m Daniel Lopez, 133 Darrell Jones, 01 Adolph Tracy, 42 Lizzy Blackstock---dns Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 14 Brandon McCall, 01 Adolph Tracy, 95m Daniel Lopez, 133 Darrell Jones, 81 Michael Burris jr. Heat 2; 12 Roy Easler jr., 88 Justin Sitterle, 29k Dylan Kowalik, 18 Michael Burris sr., 101 Shawn Tracy, 42 Lizzy Blackstock As expected the Power Puff(experienced) race saw the two regular teenage phenoms looking for their first I-37 victory. Riley Heil got the pole by collecting a few hundred more in donations than Caitlin Leonard. At the start the two stayed side by side with Heil edging out Leonard to lead lap 1 trailed by Brianna Witzsche, Brandy Torres and Janel Duncan. Leonard got the top spot on lap 2 with Heil now trying the high side to get back by. Witzsche slipped falling back to fifth while Jennie Barber, who had a hard crash in her own car earlier, was moving forward. Leonard, racing in honor of her mother Brandy, was able to inch away for the win in her CD Electric, K&R, Flanagans Muffler Shop, Ace Transmissions, Mobilease, Chevy. “It was a long night, but glad I got that win,” said Leonard. “I would like to thank K&R (Mike Morris), CD Electric (Bill Pittaway), Flanagan Muffler Shop, Ace Transmission (Lawrence Mikulencak), my family, Mobilease, and also would like to thank everyone that donated towards me and got me to start front row outside! “We ended up with around 50 factory stocks tonight. I started dead last in my heat and made it to 5th and they only took top 2. Then we ran a B-Main and started 6th needed top 4, but ended up 5th. I wanna thank Kevin Leonard Jr. for getting me in the main event. I started 25th and was taking it easy and got up to 10th place. After all of that we still had the power puff race.” Power Puff (experienced) 9c Caitlin Leonard, 30 Riley Heil, 19b Jennie Barber, 41t Brandy Torres, 68 Janel Duncan, 44k Katherine Keylich, 48 Cheyloh Brodnax, 21r Brianna Witzsche, 10 Karaline Campbell, 12b Lisa Brzozowski, 88 Emma Hendricks, 149 Bianca Danielson As green waved on the Powder Puff (novice) Kristi Mair was first off turn two but Julie Workman and Edna Doyon Nurum both went by going three wide. It was J. Workman getting the spot on lap 1. The top four of J. Workman, Narum, Mair and Mary Ann Fowler then pulled away and were quickly in traffic. Narum and J. Workman put a lapped car in the middle going three wide with Narum getting the lead and Mair following to second. Fowler worked her way past J. Workman and then Mair for second. Fowler had just gotten past Narum and got slowed in traffic with Narum going back by. Fowler was able to regain momentum retake the spot as the white flag waved. Narum would spin on the final lap, do a couple 360's, keep the car running and stay in the top four. Coming to the checkers it was Mary Ann Fowler taking the victory in Brandon/Lisa Brzozowskis car “I went into it with low expectations of just finishing the race, having some fun and not wrecking.” said Fowler in her facebook post. “Once that light turned green, I slammed my foot to the floor, my competitive side took over and I had a LOT of FUN.” “I did something I never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever do, I drove a race car and won. Thank you so much Brandon Brzozowski and Lisa Brzozowski for asking me to race your car and letting me have that amazing experience of an adrenaline rush!” “Thank you Kris Workman for organizing such a fun event. That big $20,000 check I'm holding is the money raised that will be donated to breast cancer research. I had so much fun, thanks again!” Powder Puff(novice) 12b Mary Ann Fowler, 49k Kristi Mair, k13 Julie Workman, 9 Edna Doyon Narum, 19 Jennifer Kidd, 33 Amber Major, 747 Amiee Guerra, 15 Carrie Huschke, 22r Lauren Crow, 56 Kelly Earnhardt, 149 Sheryl Danielson, 41t Hanna Miller---dns, 75 Regan Frautschi---dns Russ Parker Construction Go-Karts Senior: Charles Flanagan, Hanna Miller—dns, Ryker Hernandez--dns Junior; Blaine Markgraf, James Howse, Levi McDonald Youth; Cheston Markgraf, Trinity Tesch--(DQ)tech
  24. I-37 speedway updates 10/12/19

    Sport Compact heats Heat 1 719 Brian Schoenbaum 14 Brandon McCall 01 Adolph Tracy 95m Daniel Lopez 133 Darrell Jones 81 Michael Burris jr Heat 2 12 Roy Easler jr 88 Justin Sitterle 29k Dylan Kowalik 18 Michael Burris sr 101 Shawn Tracy 42 Lizzy Blackstock
  25. Championship Night @ I-37 Speedway by R&M Promotions, 10/5/19 By JM Hallas Pleasanton, TX.,(Oct, 5th, 2019) And so it comes to an end. They say all good things must come to an end, and so it is with the 2019 racing season at I-37 Speedway. It's been a long hot summer and though some class winners have already been established, a couple are still wide open and up for grabs with one final chance to make or break the year. The IMCA Modifieds(off tonight) have already seen their points season come to an end. Jamie Campbell scored his first I-37 Speedway track championship edging out defending champ Rick Green by only six points. Dillon Tindall finished in third with rookie Justin Delgado fourth and Landon Bednarz fifth. The Sport Modifieds show multi-time track champion, Johnny Torres with a fairly comfortable lead over Trent Beaver by 14. Frank Okruhlik and Allen Torres have a good battle for third while defending champion Talon Minten holds down fifth. A former pavement Late Model champion looks to add another title to his collection in the Limited Late Models. Tommy Grimes comes into the night with an insurmountable 27 point margin over Jason Kelly. Howie Marcx, DJ Schroat and Frank Okruhlik round out the top five. Anthony Gordon will take the Street Stock title coming into action leading by a 37 point advantage over past champion, Mike Lyon. Tony Bernal, defending track champ Wade Jones and Darin Blevins hold third through fifth. In Pure Stocks rookie Tryton Temple had a good fight for the points lead all season with Dillon Gaither that came down the one race drop allowed. George Quintanilla has third secured with 14 year old Riley Heil, looking to break through for her first win, fourth and a tight battle for fifth between Jerry Miller and Dustin Hurley. Now things get interesting. It's a tight one in Sport Compacts again this year with defending track champion Jamie Garner only 4 markers ahead of Brandon McCall. Garner had a similar scenario last season leading Kasey Krauss by only 4. George Compton, Krauss and Kirk Ball fill out the top five. Torres Takes Trophy and Title All Johnny Torres(La Vernia) had to do in the 20-lap feature was keep his nose clean and finish while points rival Trent Beaver was forced to start out back after heat race car trouble. At the start Tom Grothues and J. Torres battled for the lead with Marcus Mikulencak, Ryan Doyon and Cody Leonard in tow. After an early debris caution J. Torres got by Grothues for the lead, Mikulencak followed to second and Leonard got third after Grothues looped it on the back stretch. Leonard and Mikulencak then had a side by side scrap for second while Beaver worked his way into the top five and got by R. Doyon for fourth. Leonard finally secured second and at halfway was closing on J. Torres for the lead. Once Leonard caught J. Torres the fight was on. Leonard would dive in low in turns 1-2 and get along side, but J. Torres, with the momentum up top would ease away on the back stretch. That went on for the final laps. What Leonard gained on one end he would give up on the other as two continued. The final two laps Leonard looked to back up his turn 3 entry a bit and get a better run off turn 4. It was all for naught as J. Torres in his Scott Ball Racing, Alamo Hot Rod Parts, Sundowner Diesel Performance, Batek & Robinson Attorneys at Law, All in Designs, Carroll Construction, Mission Auto Parts, 8T1 Construction, Swenson Racing Shocks, Fletchers Race Engines, IRP Chassis held him off for the win and championship. Swenson Racing Products Sport Modifieds 66 Johnny Torres, 12 Cody Leonard, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 14 Trent Beaver, 5r Ryan Doyon, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 94 Allen Torres, 30v Memphis Villareal, 79 David Meredith, 15 Chase Laven, 11 Tom Grothues, 2 Talon Minten, 9 Ray Doyon, 6 Vince Louden, 24 Robby Minten Sport Modified heats Heat 1; 11t Tom Grothues, 03 Marcus Mikulencak, 12 Cody Leonard, 30v Memphis Villareal, 94 Allen Torres, 9 Ray Doyon, 14 Trent Beaver, 6 Vince Louden---dns Heat 2; 66 Johnny Torres, 24r Robby Minten, 5r Ryan Doyon, 79m David Meredith, 57 Rowdy Flanagan, 15 Chase Laven, 2 Talon Minten Grimes Adds Dirt Championship to his Resume In a race that seemed to forever be stuck on lap 5 like a scratched record, Tommy Grimes(Devine) got the win and track title. Grimes got a good start trailed by Trey Votion, Jacob Crow, Bob Henderson and Howie Marcx. Henderson quickly got by Crow and Votion for second, with Crow taking third as well. Jason Kelly spun on lap 5 starting a sequence of restarts that narrowed the field and saw officials cut the race to 15-laps on time. Grimes in his Tracy Rail Service, Howell Crane & Rigging, All in Designs, TRC Carburetors, Longs Race Engines, Shaw Chassis was able to pull away from Votion to get the victory. Nogalitos Gear Limited Late Models 22t Tommy Grimes, 99 Trey Votion, 57 Jason Kelly, 8 Jacob Crow, 13 Howie Marcx, 95 Jerry Jones, 86 Bob Henderson, 53x Matt Fox, 2d Mark Pivarnik---dns, 84 Patrick Kelly—dns, 17 Casey Lowe---dns Limited Late Model heats Heat 1; 22t Tommy Grimes, 86 Bob Henderson, 53x Matt Fox, 57 Jason Kelly, 2d Mark Pivarnik, 95 Jerry Jones Heat 2; 99 Trey Votion, 8 Jacob Crow,84 Patrick Kelly, 13 Howie Marcx, 17 Casey Lowe Gordon Caps Championship Season with Win At the start of the 20-lap Street Stock feature Tony Bernal took the point early chased by Gordon, Johnny Torres, Darin Blevins and Joe Boop. Gordon got around his wingman Bernal for the lead on lap 3 leaving Bernal battling with Torres for second. Sterling Tausch, Boop and Mike Lyon tried three wide with Lyon clipping an infield tire and going around. Aaron Leddy brought out a lap 7 yellow when his driveshaft gave up and laid down on the front straight. On the restart Torres got past Bernal for second and began looking up top on Gordon for the lead. After a late caution for Tausch out looking for the track new track mascot off turn 2(yep the bull showed up again), Grodon in his Alamo Hot Rod Parts, All in Designs, Dewalt Tools, 8T1 Construction, crate powered, Dog House Chassis eased away from Torres for the win. Alamo Hot Rod Parts Street Stocks 22m Anthony Gordon, 93 Johnny Torres, 81 Tony Bernal, 67 Joe Boop, 20 Mike Lyon, 10 Greg Langley, 33h Cody Henderson, 95 Sterling Tausch, 69s Darin Blevins, 13 Brandon Grayson, 43 Aaron Leddy Street Stock heats Heat 1; 81 Tony Bernal, 93 Johnny Torres, 95s Sterling Tausch, 20 Mike Lyon, 10 Greg Langley, 33h Cody Henderson Heat 2; 22m Anthony Gordon, 69s Darin Blevins, 67 Joe Boop, 43 Aaron Leddy, 13 Brandon Grayson Mikulencak Wins Battle, Temple Wins War As the 20-lap Pure Stock feature took the grid all Tryton Temple had to do was basically survive to secure his second track championship for the year. That wasn't a given after several weeks of smack talking that saw Dillon Gaither start directly behind him. As expected that situation didn't end well. It was Dakota Hurley getting out front on green followed by Johnny Westfall, Temple, Gaither and Josh Sewell. It all broke loose on lap 2 when Gaither got inside Temple on the back stretch. After a little rub, Gaither tried to move up and the two made contact that sent Gaither off the track at the pit exit and into a light pole to bring out a red. Gaither bailed out and made a bee-line for Temple stopped in turn 1 but was headed off by track officials as Temple moved to another location. Once calm was restored, Da. Hurley got a good restart leaving Temple and Sewell door to door for third. William Saunders bounced off the wall and pitted with a flat right before Ryan Doyon broke the left rear off and spun with somehow everyone missing him. The wheel ended up on the hood of Michael Keylich. I don't think five tires are allowed on Pure Stocks though. On the restart Caitlin Leonard got by Temple and alongside Sewell for third, while Ben Mikulencak and GW Hessong were moving forward. As Da. Hurley and Westfall crept away, Leonard, Sewell, Temple, Mikulencak and Hessong were swapping spots in a pack. At halfway it was Da. Hurley, Westfall, Sewell, Leonard and Temple in the top five. Da. Hurley's top run ended when he spun for a yellow giving the lead up to Westfall on the restart. Once back to green, Sewell was looking high on Westfall getting by on lap 11 with Westfall now three wide with Leonard and Mikulencak for second. It didn't take Mikulencak long to get the spot with Hessong moving into fourth. Mikulencak and Sewell were side by side for lead on lap 15 with Mikulencak getting the point on lap 16, while Hessong and Leonard ran side by side for third. As Milulencak inched ahead with two to go Hessong, Leonard and Sewell were three wide. Coming to the checkers in was Mikulencak(Corpus Christi) in his Armstrong Lumber Company, Day Motorsports, Darpro Construction, Majek Boatworks, Temco Services, Dubs Garage, Ace Transmission, Flanagans Muffler, C.C. Weighing Company, Empire Race Car snagging the victory. All in Design Pure Stocks 13m Ben Mikulencak, 747 GW Hessong, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 30 Riley Heil, 38 Josh Sewell, 91 Johnny Westfall, 99 Tryton Temple, 23 Kyle Kirkland, 49k Michael Keylich, 35 Mickey Helms, 40 Dakota Hurley, 36 George Quintanilla, 4d Dustin Hurley, 68 Clint Montanio, 41t Frank Okruhlik, 25t travis Slavik, m13 Jeremy Watson, 18jr Ramon Sevilla, 98 William Saunders, 9b Gary Butler, 5r Ryan Doyon, 5 Dillon Gaither Pure Stock B-main(top 6 to A-main) 49k Michael Keylich, 5r Ryan Doyon, 9b Gary Butler, 18jr Ramon Sevilla, 68 Clint Montanio, m13 Jeremy Watson, 22r Ronnie Sparks, 38 Sonny Kinneman, 6p Jeremy Hernandez, 8r Ronnie Schoefeldt, 92r Robert Keylich---dns, 15 William Cavender---dns Pure Stock heats(top 4 to a-main) Heat 1; 91 Johnny Westfall, 99 Tryton Temple, 36 George Quintanilla, 35 Mickey Helms, 6p Jeremy Hernandez, 8r Ronnie Schoenfeldt, 68 Clint Montanio Heat 2; 13m Ben Mikulencak, 9c Caitlin Leonard, 30 Riley Heil, 98 William Saunders, 49k Michael Keylich, 5r Ryan Doyon, 22r Ronnie Sparks Heat 3; 40 Dakota Hurley, 5 Dillon Gaither, 4d Dustin Hurley, 41t Frank Okruhlik, 18jr Ramon Sevilla, m13 Jeremy Watson, 92r Robert Keylich Heat 4; 38 Josh Sewell, 747 GW Hessong, 23 Kyle Kirkland, 25t Travis Slavik, 9b Gary Butler, 15 William Cavender, 38r Sonny Kinnaman Schoenbaum Spoils Sport Compact Show With a tight points battle going on it was Brian Schoenbaum coming in to steal the show in the 20-lap Sport Compact feature. Schoenbaum got a good start and began pulling away from Brandon McCall, Roy Easler jr. and Jamie Garner with Adam Tracy and Kasey Krauss side by side for fifth. The red flew on lap 15 when Adolph Tracy had his car erupt in flames from a fuel fire. Officials and fire crews were quickly on hand to get Tracy out and extinguish the fire. As the race resumed, Schoenbaum cleared the second place fight that went on the final five laps. Easler got alongside McCall running door to door with Garner sitting back watching. As Schoenbaum in his Phils Motorsports, Central Cedar, Big A's BBQ, B&C Graphics, Twisted Phone, Spillman Excavating, five1seven Designs, Cedar View Homes, B&C Hydrographics, Bonham Recovery, Superior Steering Wheels, KR Promotions, Kernal Lees Kettle Corn, HD Chassis, Chevy Cavalier was taking the checkers, it was three wide for second with Easler edging out McCall. ** The fourth place finish for Garner with McCall third gave Garner his second track championship. Brown Chevrolet Sport Compacts 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 12 Roy Easler jr., 14 Brandon McCall, 33 Jamie Garner, 01g Adam Tracy, 23 Kasey Krauss, 81 Michael Burris jr., 18 Michael Burris sr., 29k Shawn Kowalik, 01t Adolph Tracy, 11j Josh Jones, 95 Daniel Lopez, 101 Shawn Tracy Sport Compact heats Heat 1; 719 Brian Schoenbaum, 33 Jamie Garner, 23 Kasey Krauss, 95 Daniel Lopez, 81 Michael Burris jr., 29k Dylan Kowalik, 11j Josh Jones Heat 2; 14 Brandon McCall, 12 Roy Easler jr., 01g Adam Tracy, 18 Michael Burris sr., 01t Adolph Tracy, 101 Shawn Tracy---dns Russ Parker Construction Go-Karts Senior Division; Peyton Jones, Charles Flanagan(track Champion), Ryker Hernandez Junior Division: Levi McDaniel, Gaige Whitaker Cody Clegg track champion Youth Division; Cheston Markgraf track champion after brother moved up a class following a birthday.
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