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Stewart Friesen Flies to Patriot Sprint Tour Win at Rolling Wheels

Rich Vleck, ELBRIDGE, NY, (July 23, 2015)- From the first time he hit the track on Thursday Night, Stewart Friesen had a fast sprint car, with the benefit of front row starting positions in his heat races, the only thing that was going to hold him back was mechanical gremlins, which tried to grab him on a few occasions.

Friesen, originally from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and now residing in Sprakers, NY, led wire-to-wire to snag $2,500 in the 25-lap Patriot Sprint Tour A-Verdi A-Main at Rolling Wheels.  Pulling double duty on the night, Friesen consistently had the fast lane on the night to go with his quick car, but it was hardly a walk in the park.

“What a great team Jessica (Zemken) has set up right now,” stated Friesen in Victory Lane.  “They nailed the setup tonight and had the car working really good.”

As Friesen was dominating heat race one in his wife’s No. 1z, he began to lay down significant amounts of oil, nearly drawing the caution.  He ran it to the win and the team diagnosed it as just filling up the oil too much.  After drawing the outside pole for the feature, Friesen once again jumped out to the lead but again the smoke began to emanate.

“I was worried for a while, we must have something going bad in the engine but I don’t think it got in to a part that would slow us down because this car was flying.”

After a while though it subsided and Friesen could focus on racing and he had to be solid to stay out front.

The first nine laps of the race were slowed by five cautions.  On the initial start, Chuck Hebing and Larry Wight came together, knocking two prerace favorites out.  On the next restart, Jason Barney and Paulie Colagiovanni came together in turn four and at the same time Danny Varin had pulled in to the infield in turn one as his cockpit had gone up in flames.  Varin would have to roll out the fire on his leg and would have to be taken for medical treatment after the event.

Each caution led to a successive restart, and for most of them, Auburn, NY’s Bryan Howland was nipping at Friesen’s tail tank, but was just a touch off compared to the setup of Friesen and would lose just enough distance over the long green flag run to fail to reel the leader back in during lapped traffic.

As the track slowed down in the closing stages, Friesen’s car fell off less and he cruised to his fourth career Patriot win.  It was also the second win in a row for Friesen at Rolling Wheels.  He becomes the 12th different winner on tour this season.

Howland came home in second and reflected after the race that he knew Friesen’s car was set up a little better than his as he was a bit free where he could see the 1z turning in comfortably.

Justin Barger completed the podium but had to work to hang on for that spot as he was hounded all race for the position.  Robbie Stillwaggon, who started back in 12th would chase him down but settle for fourth.

Perhaps the best battle in the feature was between Steve Poirier and Joe Trenca.  Trenca found a fast line up the track in turns three and four, passing Poirier on multiple occasions only to have Poirier take it back on the bottom off turn two.  Poirier would finish in fifth while Trenca would cross in sixth.

Tommy Wickham won his heat race and battled up front early on and would settle for seventh, while most-recent PST America winner Steve Collins would drive forward to finish in eighth.  Canadian Chris Steele came from the B-main to finish in ninth, as did George Suprick, who rounded out the top 10.

A total of 27 sprint cars were on hand for this special Thursday Night showcase. Along with Friesen and Wickham, Rob Dietrick would score a heat race win.  Jason Barney won the Evingham Site Excavation Dash4Cash while Mitch Brown collected the B-Main win.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Stewart Friesen, 2. Bryan Howland, 3. Justin Barger, 4. Robbie Stillwaggon, 5. Steve Poirier, 6. Joe Trenca, 7. Tommy Wickham, 8. Steve Collins, 9. Chris Steele, 10. George Suprick, 11. Davie Franek, 12. Mitch Brown, 13. Darryl Ruggles, 14. Paul Habeck, 15. Jonathan Preston, 16. Rob Dietrick, 17. Steve Glover, 18. Danny Varin, 19. Paulie Colagiovanni, 20. Jason Barney, 21. Larry Wight, 22. Chuck Hebing.

Lap Leaders- Friesen 1-25.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Reakes 1630, Drum 1565, Collins 1447, Zimbardi 1424, Hutchinson 1405, D. Just 1392, S. Just 1390, Suprick 1387, Graves 1195.

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Michael Parent Brilliant at Brockville for First Career Patriot Sprint Tour Win

Rich Vleck, BROCKVILLE,ONT, (July 18, 2015)- Two of the main-stays of Patriot Sprint Tour races at Brockville over the years have been Michael Parent and Rick Wilson, who duked it out for Patriot Sprint Tour glory down the stretch on Saturday Night, with Parent holding off the local legend.

Parent, of Granby, Quebec, pulled away from Wilson in the closing laps to score his first career Patriot Sprint Tour win.  In his first PST start since the event at Brockville last year, the 10-year competitor drove forward and capitalized on the opportunities provided by others to capture the checkered flag.

Parent barely squeaked in to the redraw after finishing in third in his heat race, but after starting in sixth he was on a mission driving forward as Wilson paced the field.  On lap nine, Steve Poirier, who was also driving from deeper in the pack, took the lead from “The Joyceville Jet” and appeared he was poised for his fourth PST win at Brockville.  On lap 12 though, Poirier slid high coming off of turn two and would have to drop to the back.

Wilson regained the lead but Parent saw his opportunity and went after it, three laps later he was able to take the lead just before a late-race caution would force him to execute a restart.  Parent was prolific on the restart and even though Wilson refused to let him run away with the lead, the No. 25 was steady down the stretch to win by just over two seconds.

Parent becomes the 60th driver in series history to win a points-paying event.  It is also the second PST race in a row where a driver scored their first-career series win, after Steve Collins won at Freedom last weekend.

It would not have been the first PST win for Wilson, but it would have been his first since a Brockville victory in 2006.  The veteran was stout throughout the night, winning his heat and leading 11 laps at his hometown track.

Bryan Howland held off a trio of Americans for the final spot on the podium.  Howland won his heat, but struggled to move forward throughout the feature.  Defending PST Canada Champion Jared Zimbardi rebounded from a poor redraw to get up to fourth, just ahead of Jason Barney, who finished in fifth.  Zimbardi and Barney are now tied atop the PST Canada standings.

Despite having to drop to the back, Steve Poirier was able to drive back up to sixth over the second half of the race, moving ahead of Devin Caron, who scored a fine seventh place finish in his first race of the year.  Lee Ladouceur, Mitch Brown and Chris Jones rounded out the top 10.

A competitive group of 20 cars helped to fill the pits in the first of two PST events at Brockville in 2015.  All but one of the cars were able to finish the 25-lap feature event.

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Results: July/18/2015, Brockville Ontario Speedway, Brockville, Ontario, CANADA.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Michael Parent, 2. Rick Wilson, 3. Bryan Howland, 4. Jared Zimbardi, 5. Jason Barney, 6. Steve Poirier, 7. Devin Caron, 8. Lee Ladouceur , 9. Mitch Brown, 10. Chris Jones, 11. Jordan Poirier, 12. Alain Bergeron, 13. Yan Bilodeau, 14. Kyle Fraser, 15. Alain Boisvert, 16. Justin Martin, 17. Paul Pekkonen, 18. Etienne Girard, 19. Dave Wickham, 20. April Wilson.

Lap Leaders- R. Wilson 1-8, S. Poirier 9-11, R. Wilson 12-14, Parent 15-25.

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Barney and Zimbardi 423, Brown 384, Bergeron 338, Martin 332, Howland 282, C. Turner 255, Hoddick 252, J. Turner 246, Styres and Dempster 244.

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Two-time Taco Bravo champion Shane Golobic dominates Ocean Sprints round 11 to lock himself into the 55th Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 17, 2015…Taking the lead at the waving of the green flag and never looking back Fremont’s Shane Golobic put on a dominating performance Friday night, lapping up to the fourth place car en route to his third victory of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo season.

The win locks Golobic into the 55th running of the Johnny Key Classic, joining Jonathan Allard, Greg Decaires and Andy Forsberg as the fourth automatic qualifier. The Key will be held at Ocean Speedway on Saturday August 29 and is the final Civil War vs Ocean Sprints event of the season at the quarter-mile. Golobic’s win came at the helm of the Keith Day Trucking/ Gabilan Ag Service No. 22 machine.

“We had a great car tonight and I’m really happy to get our third win of the year at Ocean Speedway and to lock into the Johnny Key Classic,” Golobic commented. “The Johnny Key is one of those events I really want to check off on my bucket list. Locking in tonight is an important deal when it comes to having a shot to win the Key. Thank you to my whole team and all our sponsors for their support. We’ll now go on to Placerville tomorrow and try to sweep the weekend.”

Current King of the West Series point leader Carson Macedo of Lemoore started on pole by way of winning the dash, but when the green flag waved it was outside front row starter Golobic getting the jump. A lightning fast surface was seen and Golobic’s machine was on a rail all race long. The only thing slowing him down early was a pair of scary incidents on lap-four. The first when young Ryan Robinson suffered a reported broken rear axle, which sent him for a wild snap roll in turn four. The 14-year-old was battling for the third spot at the time of his misfortune. He emerged from the car okay.

On the ensuing restart Jeremy Chisum & Ken Fredenburg went for a violent end-over-end ride down the front stretch. Chisum got the worst end of the deal in one of the scariest accidents we’ve seen in some time. After a few intense moments he emerged from the car and walked to the ambulance, much to the delight of the crowd. Following this 26-straight laps were clicked off and saw Golobic check out from the field. He did a masterful job through lapped traffic and took the checkered flag by four & a half seconds over Macedo. The only cars left on the lead lap at the end were Golobic, Macedo, Justin Sanders and Kurt Nelson.

Macedo’s runner up finish was his best result in two Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo starts this year and came aboard the Josh Ford Motorsports No. 73 mount. The 19-year-old did a nice job to hold off Sanders over the later stages, who applied heavy pressure to his rear bumper. The podium effort for Sanders continued his ultra impressive season aboard his family owned North County Plastering No. 17 Sprinter. The 22-year-old has finished on the podium in all but two races this year with the Ocean Sprints and leads the field into round 12 next Friday night. It was a nice rebound for Sanders after getting upside down in the dash while battling for second.

Nelson had a solid night in the Babe’s Lightning & Muffler No. 72 and came out on top of a hard fought battle with Nicholas Ringo for the fourth position. A week after suffering electrical issues Ringo came back to have a nice evening and rounded out the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Heath Duinkerken, Jason Chisum, Koen Shaw, Dustin Golobic and Jerry Bonnema. Jason Chisum claimed the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award, while brother Jeremy earned the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award for his scary crash in the feature.

As mentioned, Macedo captured the dash, with three entertaining eight-lap heat races being picked off by Brad Furr, Ryan Robinson & Shane Golobic. Robinson’s win came after holding off a very fast Justin Sanders, while Golobic made a final corner high-side pass of Macedo. Brad Furr kicked-off the night by setting his fourth Ray Scheidt’s Electric Fast Time of the season with a blistering lap of 11.593. By doing so he tied Shane Golobic for the most fast time efforts so far this season. Full results will be available at www.racepmg.com

A-main finish: 1. 22 Shane Golobic, 2. 73 Carson Macedo, 3. 17 Justin Sanders, 4. 72w Kurt Nelson, 5. 3t Nicholas Ringo, 6. 79 Heath Duinkerken, 7. 25z Jason Chisum, 8. 88 Koen Shaw, 9. 9j Dustin Golobic, 10. 58 Jerry Bonnema, 11. 83 Austin Liggett, 12. 55 Danny Malfatti, 13. 29r Riley Matson, 14. 2 Brad Furr, 15. 10 Anthony Simone, 16. 23 Ken Fredenburg, 17. 8 Jeremy Chisum, 18. 1r Ryan Robinson, 19. 83m Mike Stallings

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URSS Series Returns to Dawson County Raceway

The United Rebel Sprint Series “Month of Money” continues this Saturday and Sunday as the Myers Engine URSS National Points Series battle heats up for a second straight weekend. The National Points Series kicked off a memorable weekend as thirty seven teams battled over three nights of action packed racked racing. So far in the ten races held in the 2015 Season nine different drivers have scored victories, only one driver Zach Blurton has multiple wins this season. The URSS has become the Midwest’s best 305 racing series where fans can come see parity among the competitors, and the fans have not been disappointed this season.

The Rebels return to the lighting fast oval at Dawson County Raceway this weekend for two nights of action packed racing action. The track has always been a favorite among the URSS Drivers, in the fourteen races ran at Dawson County Raceway over the past nine seasons eleven different drivers have graced Victory Lane. The drivers have been put to the test with the long straightaways and the wide sweeping turns, three wide action has been a staple of the visits each and every race.

This weekend the URSS for the first time in its history will allow competitors to run the larger 25 square foot wings and racers may utilize the Racesaver right rear tire, however the left rear must be a Hoosier Medium.

Saturday night’s preliminary race pays $500.00 to win, $125.00 to start. On Sunday the purse is $1,000.00 to win, $200.00 to start. Sunday night’s race will also feature a bonus payout of $200.00 to the highest finisher using the URSS 16 square foot wing, $300.00 if that car wins the Sunday race.

The URSS has also accessed a special Motel rate for racers and fans for this weekend in Lexington at the Econo Lodge. Rates are $58 for single bed and $67 for double. The phone number for reservations is (308) 324-5601, tell them you want the URSS special rate.

As always fans are welcome to come to the pits after the races to visit with the drivers, have your picture taken, get an autograph and grab a card or a t-shirt. The URSS has Tenth Anniversary T-Shirts for sale at the track each race, just look for the yellow URSS trailer.

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Justin Sanders leads the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo into first Ocean Speedway

“Johnny Key Classic Qualifier” this Friday night

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 13, 2015…The busy summer of events at Ocean Speedway continues this Friday July 17 with round number 11 for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. It also marks the first of three Johnny Key Classic Qualifying races at the quarter-mile clay oval.

So far there have been three Key Qualifiers held with the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster. Drivers already earning lock in spots have been Auburn’s Andy Forsberg on May 23 in Marysville, Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires on May 30 in Placerville and Chico’s Jonathan Allard on June 20 in Petaluma.

The three qualifiers with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo take place this Friday July 17, July 24 and August 21. During the qualifying races, only the race winner will lock into the 24-car Johnny Key Classic feature. This year there will be no series point leader lock in position. The 55th running of the Key Classic takes place on Saturday August 29 at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville.

Justin Sanders continued to be a blazing inferno last week by racing to his fifth victory of the year on opening night of the Howard Kaeding Classic. The Watsonville based driver stretched his lead to 54-markers going into this Friday, where he looks to lock his way into the Johnny Key Classic.

The 22-year-old has finished on the podium in all but two Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo events this season. Overall Sanders has claimed 10 main event wins between Ocean Speedway & Marysville Raceway in 2015, as he looks to bring home both track titles.

Stockton’s Brad Furr led early in the going last week and comes into Friday sitting 54-markers behind Sanders. The past Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champion ultimately finished fourth in the feature during opening night of the HK Classic.

Fremont’s Shane Golobic grabbed the lead from Furr last Friday on lap-nine, before surrendering it to Sander’s on a lap-17 restart. The two-time & reigning Ocean Sprints champ ranks third in the points despite missing one event. His runner up last week marked the seventh podium he has scored in 9 Taco Bravo starts this year.

Going into the Friday’s round the top-10 in points is rounded out by Salinas brother’s Jeremy & Jason Chisum, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Gilroy’s Kurt Neslon, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Morgan Hills Nicholas Ringo and Fresno’s Koen Shaw. Just 17-points separate Jason Chisum, D Golobic and Nelson for the fifth spot in the standings.

More drivers expected Friday will include Lemoore’s Carson Macedo, Fresno’s Kyler Shaw, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, Gilroy’s Ken Fredenburg, Tracy’s Austin Liggett, Coarsegold’s Scott Parker and others.

The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:30pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55.

A-main winners so far this year: Justin Sanders (5), Shane Golobic & Tommy Tarlton (2), Brad Furr (1)

The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Bullet Proof Energy Drink, Flowmaster and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com

Upcoming Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo events

Friday July 17: (Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race)
Friday July 24: (Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race)
Friday August 7:
Friday August 21: (Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race)

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Steve Collins Claims Checkered for First Time in Patriot Sprint Tour Event at Freedom

Rich Vleck, DELEVAN, NY, (July 10, 2015)- Since entering the Patriot Sprint Tour in 2011, Steve Collins has been destined to win a feature.  But after countless heartbreaks, he finally got the monkey off his back and claimed his first Patriot Sprint Tour win.

“Finally, Finally! It’s great to win here in my own back yard,” declared Collins, who lives in Belfast, NY, just 25 miles down the road from Freedom Motorsports Park, making the ¼ the closest stop to home on the Patriot Tour.  Collins led all 25 laps of the Casey’s Truck Salvage A-Main, but there were some tenuous moments before the “Flying Physician” could break through for the win.

After winning his heat in dominating fashion, Collins started on the outside pole for the feature and quickly moved around Polesitter Chris Steele to take the lead.  2014 Freedom winner Jared Zimbardi took second place by lap five and began to apply pressure on the lead along with Justin Barger, who had moved up to third place.

On a lap 10 restart, Zimbardi got a big run off the top of turn two and looked to pull even with the leader, but Collins was able to barely get back in front and ride the rim as the duo moved around lapped cars.

“I saw a nose (to the right) on the restart and wasn’t sure if it was (Zimbardi) or Justin (Barger).  I had a bad start, I spun the tires on the restart,” added Collins.  “I just had to focus, I knew there was no room for a mistake.”

With under five laps remaining, Collins came up on lapped cars that were running the side-by-side, allowing Zimbardi to reel right back in.  Collins was noticeably off the throttle longer than desired, and on lap 24 was in major jeopardy of losing the lead when the caution flag came out for a stopped car on the backstretch.

“I was worried about the lapped traffic I was in because they were running two-wide and I couldn’t go and could hear engines behind me and I was really worried.  I didn’t want to mess myself up on a lapped car but I didn’t want to give it away either so I was happy when that yellow came out.”

On the ensuing restart, Collins checked out from Zimbardi and appeared to have the win in hand, but a massive pile-up just after taking the white flag would create a seemingly nervous pause in the action for Collins.  It didn’t seem to faze him though as he once again pulled away on the final restart and cruised to the win.

Collins becomes the 59th driver in Patriot history to win a points-paying event.  He is just the fifth former PST Rookie of the Year to win a Patriot feature.

After the race, Collins was asked how good it felt to finally breakthrough. “I’m relieved, but I’m ready to go get another one,” he declared.

It was clear how popular of a win it was, as Collins was quickly congratulated on the front stretch by Zimbardi, Barger, and their crew members with big smiles.

Jared Zimbardi would hold on to second place, his eighth podium finish of the year.  The defending series champion knew he showed Collins the fast line on the lap 10 restart and Collins capitalized.  Zimbardi had the best timed lap of the night, running a 12.72 second lap en route to his heat race win.

Justin Barger scored his third-straight podium finish, placing in third.  Barger started third but the bottom line did not go on the initial start, dropping the Eriez winner back as far as fifth place.  Barger recognized after the race that he was good, but so were the two in front of him.

2003 Freedom winner Kyle Drum bounced back from a poor redraw to drive from eighth up to fourth.  The driver second in points would gain just three points on point leader Sammy Reakes IV though, as “The Honeybadger” won the Evingham Site Excavation Dash4Cash and drove up to round out the top five.

Scott Kreutter pulled double-duty on the night, winning the micro sprint feature and moving forward to finish in sixth in his No. 52, ahead of his buddy Jake Muench who scored a career-best seventh place finish.  Tyler Graves, Steven Hutchinson Jr. and Canadian Chris Steele rounded out the top 10.

A total of 21 sprints started the feature, although not all were able to finish.  It was a hard night for a host of veteran drivers, most notably Darryl Ruggles, who flipped over the wall on the opening lap of his heat race.  Ruggles and crew thrashed to put his car back to the feature and the “Motorized Madman” drove up to sixth only to flip once again down the front stretch, this time getting slammed in to by Dave Just and George Suprick, who both suffered hard contact.  All were able to walk away but suffered significant damage.
 
Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 7/10/2015, Freedom Motorsports Park, Delevan, NY.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Steve Collins (67), 2. Jared Zimbardi (35), 3. Justin Barger (5), 4. Kyle Drum (47), 5. Sammy Reakes (17), 6. Scott Kreutter (52), 7. Jake Muench (14), 8. Tyler Graves (25G), 9. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 10. Chris Steele (80s), 11. Josh Azzi (17z), 12. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 13. Dave Just (54J), 14. George Suprick (87), 15. Dan Bennett (X), 16. Jim Porter (22), 17. Pete Richardson (67R), 18. Nick Cooper (35N), 19. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 20. Scott Just (54JR), 21. Stan Zanchin (94z).

Lap Leaders- Collins 1-25.
 
Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Reakes 1630, Drum 1565, Collins 1447, Zimbardi 1424, Hutchinson 1405, D. Just 1392, S. Just 1390, Suprick 1387, Graves 1195, Kreutter 969.
 
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NCRA Joins Nebraska 360 Sprinters This Saturday Night!

Park City, Kansas – July 7, 2015 - After a weekend off the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division kicks back into race action this coming Saturday night as the tour will make a second attempt at the Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Nebraska.

This event will once again be co-sanctioned with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 sprint car series.

In the last scheduled event at Butler County Speedway earlier this season, twenty-eight drivers from four states were pit side before Mother Nature open the skies with a heavy downpour.

Defending co-series champion C.J. Johnson comes into the event with a 110 point lead over co-champion Jeremy Campbell. Jeff Stasa, Jon Freeman, J.D. Johnson and Raymond Seeman round out the top five in the standings while Josh Fairbank leads the rookie of the year honors.  

Jack Dover, who has won the previous three events at Butler County Speedway and already has two feature victories with the NCRA in 2015. Other feature winners thus far this season include; Tony Bruce, Jr. (2), Johnson, Campbell, and Danny Lasoski.

The Carpet Land Nebraska 360 sprint series is led by current point leader Billy Alley, followed by Dover, Cody Ledger,  Jordan Boston, Tyler Drueke, John Klabunde, Jason Danley, Jake Bubak, Jason Martin and Jeff Carlson.   

There are several different directions to get to Butler County Speedway, they are as follows:

From Omaha- Hwy 92 West for 56 miles, turn right on Hwy 81 North for 7 miles, turn right on Road 38 for 2 miles and then turn right on Road C south for 1/2 mile.

From Lincoln-34 West till you hit Hwy 15 North until you hit Hwy 92 West, 92 West for 14 miles, turn right on Hwy 81 North for 7 miles, turn right on Road 38 for 2 miles and then turn right on Road C south for 1/2 mile.

From York or I-80- Hwy 81 North for 32 miles thru towns of Stromsburg, Osceola and Shelby, turn right on Road 38 for 2 miles, then turn right on Road C south for 1/2 mile.

From Columbus-Hwy 81 South for 10 miles, turn on Road 38 for 2 miles, turn right on Road C south for 1/2 mile.

For more information on the NCRA and Nebraska 360 sprints appearance at Butler County Speedway call the track (308) 940-1970 or check out their website www.butlercountyspeedway.com.

To get up to the date point standings, 2015 schedule, rules and more access the official newly revamped NCRA website www.racencra.com or their facebook page NCRA Racing Series, You can also get more information concerning the NCRA, call the series office (316) 755-1781.

For more information on the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 sprint series check out their website www.nebraska360sprintseries.com or call series President Dennis Parker (402) 677-3757.  

Current NCRA Sprint Car Point Standings
1. C.J. Johnson 1940
2. Jeremy Campbell 1830
3. Jeff Stasa 1690
4. Jon Freeman 1680
5. J.D. Johnson 1595
5. Raymond Seeman 1595
7. Luke Cranston 1285
8. Jake Greider 1250
9. Josh Fairbank 1225
10. Jake Martens 1140

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Justin Barger Bags Patriot Sprint Tour Win at Eriez
 
Rich Vleck, HAMMETT, PA, (July 5, 2015)- Justin Barger has won a lot of feature races over his illustrious sprint car career, but his win on Sunday Night at Eriez Speedway was a first a few ways.
 
Barger, 31, of Montrose, NY, took the lead from Kyle Drum on a lap 19 restart and pulled away to win $2,000 at Eriez Speedway for the first time.  It was also the first win for Barger since becoming a father over the winter.
 
“To have my daughter in Victory Lane it’s pretty special,” noted Barger after the race. “We’ve been nipping at this car and it’s been good the last few nights, and it didn’t let us down tonight.”
 
The former PST Canada Champion refused to be denied on Sunday Night.  Barger drove up from eighth to third in his heat race to make the redraw, only to have the number eight starting spot for the 25-lap A-Main.  He did not waste much time moving his No. 5 in to third place by lap seven and quickly began to chase down the leaders.
 
Canadian Chris Steele looked strong in his maiden voyage at Eriez, winning his heat and taking the lead in the A-Main from the outside pole.  Fellow heat race winner Kyle Drum drove up from fourth to second and the lead duo sliced through lapped traffic, but as the race came to the halfway point, Barger was also slicing in to their advantage.
 
Just after lap 14, Steele was hanging on to the lead when a lapped car spun in front of the No. 80s, after losing his breaks around the fifth lap, Steele was unable to avoid and made terminal contact.
 
On the ensuing restart, Kyle Drum pulled out to a comfortable advantage over Barger, but the race’s second and final caution flag on lap 18 would give Barger the one more restart he needed to gain his first win of the year.
 
“The bottom was pretty good in the beginning, but then when I got to second I just wasn’t making any ground and I had to change it up and how I was driving and it seemed to be a little better,” reflected Barger.”
 
Barger charged hard in to the top of turns one and two and had Drum’s No. 47 cleared by the time they exited turn two.  From that point Barger took control to score his 12th Career PST win.
 
“You have to carry a lot of momentum on a restart in order to make something happen on the backstretch so we were fortunate,” he added. “We had a really good car tonight so it feels good.”
 
As Barger drove to the win, the battle raged on for the runner-up spot.  Canadian Mitch Brown was able to move up to take second place coming to the white flag for his second runner-up finish in PST action this year.
 
Jared Zimbardi would slip by Drum on the final lap for his ninth career podium finish at the site of his first career PST A-Main win back in 2007.
 
Kyle Drum was pleased to cross in fourth, and recognized that with his tires giving up late in the race, that final caution may have done him in.  Still it was a solid run for the driver second in points.
 
Ohio’s Jack Sodeman Jr. was mired in tight battle’s throughout the night and was able to round out the top five in CJ Jones’ No. 10J.
 
Three-time Eriez winner Scott Kreutter took control of the Hoddick-owned No. 49 and fought back to finish in sixth.  Canadian Chris Durand finished seventh in his first Eriez start, while Scott Just drove up to finish in eighth.  PST America point leader Sammy Reakes IV struggled with a loose torsion arm on his No. 17 but was able to finish in ninth, while Tyler Graves moved forward one spot for the sixth time this year to round out the top 10.
 
An impressive total of 24 cars filled the pits on a perfect Sunday Night.  Jared Zimbardi won the Evingham Site Excavation Dash4Cash for the third time this season.
 
For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.
 
A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Justin Barger (5), 2. Mitch Brown (10), 3. Jared Zimbardi (35), 4. Kyle Drum (47), 5. Jack Sodeman Jr. (10J), 6. Scott Kreutter (49), 7. Chris Durand (67D), 8. Scott Just (54JR), 9. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 10. Tyler Graves (25G), 11. Jake Muench (14), 12. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 13. George Suprick (87), 14. Joe McEwen (44), 15. Dave Wickham (80), 16. Jim Porter (22), 17. Shawn Mott (5m), 18. Stan Zanchin (94), 19. Dave Just (54J), 20. Dennis Wagner (38), 21. Chris Steele (80s), 22. Gary Edwards (57), 23. Steve Collins (67), 24. Bruce DeWick (52).
 
Lap Leaders- Steele 1-14, Drum 15-18, Barger 19-25.
 
Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Reakes 1495, Drum 1427, Collins 1297, S. Just 1285, Hutchinson 1282, Zimbardi 1279, D. Just 1278, Suprick 1275, Graves 1069, S. Glover 870.

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STYRES WINS SECOND IN A ROW WITH SOS

by Greg Calnan (Friday, July 3, 2015) – Ohsweken, Ontario – The Southern Ontario Sprints traveled to the Ohsweken Speedway for their one and only stop at the 3/8 mile clay oval to take on the home track Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Cars. It was a special night for Glenn Styres as he was inducted along with his family into the Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame, and went on to win his second straight SOS race, and third win in a row in a Sprint Car.

In the 25 lap A-Main Styres, along with Corr/Pak point leader Todd Hoddick led the 22 car field to the green flag. Both used the outside line around the track to pull away from the rest of the field while Keith Dempster ran in third around the inside groove. The top three broke away and began to work through lap traffic in the early laps.

The race was slowed by two red flags, as both Jamie Turner and Warren Mahoney were involved in separate rollovers in the middle stages of the race. Both drivers were able to walk away uninjured, but with battered race cars.

At the front Styres led every lap and kept Hoddick at bay. On a late race restart, SOS point leader Mitch Brown grabbed the second spot away from Hoddick for a moment, but had to settle for a third place finish when the race ended. Brown, along with Chris Steele and Cory Turner, raced hard all feature long and would complete the top five.

For Styres it was his 45th career sprint car win, and 3rd in a row after wins at Brighton on June 20th and Ohsweken on June 30th.

The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their doubleheader weekend and 20th season tour with a return visit to the South Buxton Raceway on Saturday, July 4th, 2015. Race time at the Merlin, ON track is 6:30pm. Visit www.southbuxtonraceway.ca for more information.

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (1)
2. 49 Todd Hoddick (2)
3. 10 Mitch Brown (7)
4. 80 Chris Steele (12)
5. 19 Cory Turner (4)
6. 3r Shane Ross (6)
7. 5 Keith Dempster (5)
8. 81 Derek Jonathan (13)
9. 5c Conor Mahoney (9)
10. 14h Jim Huppunen (10)
11. 91 Ryan Turner (15)
12. 77 Dain Naida (3)
13. 38 Tyler Hendricks (11)
14. 30 Adam West (20)
15. 10c Chris Jones (16)
16. 6 Curtis Gartly (18)
17. 66 Frank Baranowski (21)
18. 15 Mike Ferrell (14)
DNF. 25 Warren Mahoney (19)
DNF. 71s Shawn Sliter (17)
DNF. 11 Jamie Turner (8)
DNF. 2 Lee Winger (22)
No Time

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Glenn Styres (1-25)

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Double-header sparks big weekend for NOSA Sprints

GRAND FORKS, ND (July 1) - The Northern Outlaw Sprints have had two weeks off from sanctioned racing, but all that is about to change as teams gear up for a double-header weekend.

Things kick off Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. Mark Dobmeier, Casey Mack, and Wade Nygaard have all visited RydellCars.com Victory Lane at the 3/10th mile bullring, but there are a whole host of drivers, including Greg Nikitenko, Chris Shirek, and Austin Pierce, who are ready to take their first RCS checkered flag of 2015.

Saturday night the series heads east to Greenbush Race Park for their first of two visits this season. If it's anything like last year, the July 4th special will be sure to have plenty of fireworks. When the series visited the 3/8th mile semi-banked track in 2014, a rain storm delayed the event to a 9:00pm start and made for an insanely fast and tacky track. When the checkers flew, Jordan Adams parked his Andy's Harley Davidson #20A in victory lane for the first time in his career.

NOSA has visited Greenbush Race Park every year since the series was established in 1994, with the exception of 2012. Wade Nygaard is the winningest NOSA driver at GRP, winning 13 of the 37 all-time events.

2014 River Cities Speedway Winners:
Mark Dobmeier - 3
Wade Nygaard - 1
Casey Mack - 1

Greenbush Race Park All-Time Winners:
Wade Nygaard - 13
Mark Dobmeier - 5
Lou Kennedy Jr. - 5
Chris Shirek - 3
Bob Martin - 2
Tim Mulvaney - 2
Casey Mack - 2
Mark Swanson - 1
Todd Mack - 1
Pat Miller - 1
Austin Pierce - 1
Jordan Adams - 1

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Patriot Sprint Tour Will Not Race at Stateline Speedway This Saturday

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (July 1, 2015)- It is with great regret that the Patriot Sprint Tour is forced to announce that they will not race at Stateline Speedway this Saturday, July 4th.

Despite countless efforts, PST Management was unable to secure necessary insurance and financial requirements from Stateline Speedway Management heading in to Saturday’s event.

“This is the last thing I wanted for our drivers, teams and fans for this weekend,” stated PST President Mike Emhof. “We were confident after the success of our show there back in May they would produce the needed documentation but it simply did not happen.”

Added Emhof, “As a sanctioning body, we must provide and protect for our teams to ensure they will be paid and trust that insurance would be in place in case of incident.”

The event at Stateline will not be rescheduled.  All other Patriot events remain as scheduled, including Friday Night at Little Valley Speedway and Sunday Night at Eriez Speedway.

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URSS Rebels Poised for DCRP, Wakeeney Speedway, Double Header

The United Rebel Sprint Series returns to action this weekend with a double header as they travel to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City Ks for the second time this season Saturday night for the Steve King Memorial. They will then travel 90 miles north to make their second appearance at Wakeeney Speedway in Wakeeney KS on Sunday night.

With five races in the books, the URSS Series has had five different drivers grace victory lane. Jed Werner, Jeff Radcliffe, Koby Walters, CJ Johnson and Coby Pierce have all visited Victory Lane so far in the 2015 URSS Season.

Going into this weekend’s two events Jed Werner holds a 50 point lead over Jeremy Huish. Both of these young guns have used consistent finishes to top the point standings. Jordan Randles, Conner Atkinson and rookie Tracey Hill round out the top five, with past Champion CJ Johnson, Zac Blurton, Ty Williams, Luke Cranston and many others looking to score wins this weekend to jump up in the chase. This will also start a series of consecutive double and triple header weekends from now till the final race of the season at Dodge City which will be a single night National points race to end the season.

Dodge City Raceway Park is a track that always brings out the best of the URSS drivers. And this weekend will be no different as the points battle is heating up going into the month of July where the Rebels will be pulling out all the stops as the Schedule heats up with seven out of the ten races dates being “National Points Races.”  CJ Johnson topped the field at the first visit to the beautiful 3/8 mi. high banks with Zac Blurton, Jed Werner, JD Johnson and Taylor Velasquez rounding out the top five. On tap with the Rebels will be the NCRA 360 sprints and many drivers will be doing double duty for the night.

Sunday night the Rebels return to Wakeeney Speedway for the second time this season. Another of the favorite tracks the URSS drivers run on each year as it always produces great side by side racing. Last race in Wakeeney, Jeff Radcliffe picked up the win with Zac Blurton, CJ Johnson, Steven Richardson and Luke Cranston.

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Jared Zimbardi Conquers PST Canada Field at Ohsweken

Rich Vleck, OHSWEKEN, Ontario, (JUNE 19, 2015)- Jared Zimbardi proved at Ohsweken that he is rounding in to form this season, refusing to allow adversity to throw him off his path.

A week after wrecking a chassis that he drove to 11 wins, Zimbardi, of Bradford, PA, scored his third PST win of the year in the PST-Ohsweken Challenge.  It is the second-straight year Zimbardi won this event and the third time in the last four years.

After only managing a fourth-place finish in his heat, the defending PST America and PST Canada Champion started fifth in the 25-lap A-Main and came up through the pack with current Ohsweken Point Leader Todd Hoddick.

Dain Naida and Keith Dempster drew front row starting positions for the 25 lap 360 Sprint Car feature, and both led portions of the race. Several contenders fell by the wayside, as Glenn Styres dropped out of the race due to mechanical problems after just 3 laps, while Naida got off track while leading on lap 12, and later crashed.

Hoddick and Zimbardi raced for the lead after the halfway mark of the race, and Hoddick briefly took the top spot on lap 16 before "The Juice" squeezed back around him,

The race would get slowed once again on lap 20 but Zimbardi was not be denied after the restart as he drove away to win by over a second.

It was still a quality performance for Todd Hoddick, who won his heat and finished runner-up to Zimbardi for his second consecutive PST appearance.

Bryan Howland was able to drive forward to finish in third, getting back by PST Canada Point Leader Jason Barney after the final restart.  Barney won the B-Main and drove up 16 positions to place in fourth. Steve Collins, who won the Evingham Site Excavation Dash4Cash for the third time this season, drove up to round out the top five.

Shane Ross was an impressive sixth, while early leader Dempster faded back to seventh.  Chris Steele, Cory Turner and Jamie Turner completed a talented top 10.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Jared Zimbardi (35), 2. Todd Hoddick (49), 3. Bryan Howland (51), 4. Jason Barney (87), 5. Steve Collins (67), 6. Shane Ross (3R), 7. Keith Dempster (5), 8. Chris Steele (80), 9. Cory Turner (19), 10. Jamie Turner (11), 11. Mitch Brown (10), 12. Conor Mahoney (5c), 13. Tyler Hendricks (38), 14. Ryan Turner (91), 15. Alain Bergeron (8B), 16. Dale Gosselin (3), 17. Lee Winger (2), 18. Kyle Fraser (01), 19. Dain Naida (77), 20. Justin Martin (7m), 21. Jesse Costa (52), 22. Derek Jonathan (81), 23. Jim Huppunen (14H), 24. Glenn Styres (0).

Lap Leaders- Naida 1, Dempster 2-4, Naida 5-11, Zimbardi 12-15, Hoddick 16, Zimbardi 17-25.

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Barney 288, Zimbardi 285, Brown 261, C. Turner 255, Hoddick 252, J. Turner 246, Styres and Dempster 244, Huppunen 239, R. Turner 238.

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS (UNOFFICIAL)
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS VERSUS PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR (28 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 35 Jared Zimbardi (3)
2. 49 Todd Hoddick (7)
3. 51 Bryan Howland (8)
4. 87 Jason Barney (20)
5. 67c Steve Collins (9)
6. 3r Shane Ross (11)
7. 5 Keith Dempster (2)
8. 80 Chris Steele (6)
9. 19 Cory Turner (18)
10. 11 Jamie Turner (12)
11. 10 Mitch Brown (15)
12. 5c Conor Mahoney (19)
13. 38 Tyler Hendricks (23)
14. 91 Ryan Turner (24)
15. 8b Alain Bergeron (5)
16. 3 Dale Gosselin (22)
17. 2 Lee Winger (17)
DNF. 01 Kyle Fraser (13)
DNF. 77 Dain Naida (1)
DNF. 7m Justin Martin (14)
DNF. 52 Jesse Costa (16)
DNF. 81 Derek Jonathan (10)
DNF. 14h Jim Huppunen (21)
DNF. 0 Glenn Styres (4)

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STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (12 entries)

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 55 Mike Thorne (7)
2. 9 Steve Lyons (4)
3. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (6)
4. 77x Alex Hill (9)
5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12)
DNF. 68 Aaron Turkey (11)
DNF. 12 Brad Herron (2)
DNF. 18 Josh Shantz (5)
DNF. 54 Ed Green (3)
DNF. 00 Mark Czuba (10)
DQ. 4 Mack DeMan (1)
DQ. 1-10 Jake Brown (8)

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Civil War Series Heads Into Battle at Petaluma Speedway Saturday Night

Placerville, CA)- An extremely competitive California Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster season will resumed on Saturday night as the series makes their second stop of the season at the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

In what will be the sixth event of the 2015 season, Saturday night’s show will also act as the third and final qualifier race for the 55th Annual Johnny Key Classic that takes place in August at the Ocean Speedway. Should a driver not named Greg DeCaires or Andy Forsberg find himself or herself in victory lane on Saturday night, they will earn themselves a spot in the lucrative feature event.

Through six races in 2015, the series has seen six different feature event winners, and the driver who currently sits atop the standings (before the worst night is taken out), Justin Sanders, has yet to find victory lane with the series. With eighth wins to his credit already in 2015, Sanders will look to extend his lead, and build off of his podium finish at the track back in March.

During the series’ last visit to the speedway it was local product, Bradley Terrell, winning the feature event in dominating fashion. On the strength of the win and some a couple of other podium finishes scattered into his season, Terrell sits in the second spot tied with Robbie Price, just 28 digits out of the top spot.

The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster was most recently in action at the Placerville Speedway back on May 30th. With Greg DeCaires dominating the event and earning a spot in the Johnny Key Classic, Shane Golobic and Sean Becker put on charges from deep in the field to land on the podium. Though DeCaires is not expected to be on hand, Golobic and Becker are two other drivers looking to keep their strong seasons going with the series as they both vie for a repeat win.

Saturday night will also see the series go against the tough Petaluma contingent that took two out of the three spots on the podium during the series’ last visit to the speedway. A driver that many are excited to see challenge the series regulars is the speedway’s most recent winner, Geoff Ensign, who is back aboard the Brett Lay No. 24B.

With the mercury continuing to rise over the state of California, Saturday night’s event is the perfect get away to enjoy some great racing, and cooler temperatures. Aside from the drivers listed above other drivers expected to be on hand include Koen Shaw, Andy Forsberg, Dominic Scelzi, Cody Lamar, Matt Peterson, Joe Stornetta, Jake Haulot, Herman Klein, and many more of the regions top drivers.

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SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS PR: BACK TO BRIGHTON FOR ROUND #4 WITH THE WoO LATE MODELS

By Tommy Goudge (June 16, 2015) - London, Ontario - The 20th season of Southern Ontario Sprints series racing continues this Saturday, June 20 when the tour heads back to Brighton Speedway to join the World of Outlaws Late Model series for the biggest event in the track's history!

Brantford, Ontario's Mitch Brown leads the SOS championship standings heading into this Saturday's event. Brown bested 22 other drivers to win the SOS season opener at Brighton on May 16, and has won 4 of the last 7 SOS events held at Brighton dating back to the 2014 season opener.

Picton, Ontario driver Chris Jones claimed his first feature win of the season on June 6 at South Buxton Raceway, and sits just 29 points behind Brown in the championship standings. The 2013 SOS champ has 5 career wins at his home track at Brighton, good for 4th on the all-time list.

Keith Dempster from Alton, Ontario is currently third in the SOS standings. The two-time SOS champ is also third on the all-time SOS feature win list at Brighton, with a total of 8 wins at the Northumberland County oval. He's also third on the all-time SOS feature win list with 18.

Ohsweken, Ontario's Glenn Styres has the fourth spot in the SOS standings heading into this weekend's race. The five-time and defending SOS champ is second on the all-time SOS feature win list at Brighton with 13 victories, and is second on the all-time SOS feature win list with 25.

Sophomore driver Cory Turner of Caistor Centre, Ontario rounds out the current SOS top five. Turner came within three laps of his first career Sprint Car feature win on June 6 at South Buxton. Cory's father Jamie Turner is 6th in the SOS standings, followed by two-time SOS champ Warren Mahoney, sophomore driver Shawn Sliter, Rookie of the Year standings leader Ryan Turner, and veteran Bob Crawford.

Several local contenders will compete with the SOS regulars on Saturday at Brighton, including Joyceville, Ontario's Rick Wilson, and Belleville, Ontario driver Charlie Sandercock. Wilson is the all-time SOS feature win leader with a total of 32 victories, including a whopping 21 out of the 91 total SOS events held at Brighton. Sandercock is a Late Model standout who has come close to Sprint Car triumphs on several occasions, including a third place finish at Brighton on May 16.

Reserved campsites are available at Brighton Speedway this Saturday at a cost of $20. Please visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com and www.BrightonSpeedway.com for more information on this big event!

2015 marks the 20th year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints club, brought to you this season by Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Speedway Motors, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, and www.OnDirt.ca

WHAT:
Southern Ontario Sprints 20th Anniversary Season Round #4
Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com
Twitter: @SOSsprints
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints

WHERE:
Brighton Speedway
775 County Rd 64
Brighton ON K0K 1H0
Phone: 866 681-1102 (toll free) or 613 475-1102 (local)
Fax: 613 475-3250
Website: www.BrightonSpeedway.com
Twitter: @BrightonSpdwy

WHEN:
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Racing begins at 7:00p.m.

SOS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS TOP 10
(As of June 6, 2015)
Rank. Number Name – Total
1. 10b Mitch Brown – 492
2. 11j Chris Jones – 463
3. 5 Keith Dempster – 424
t4. 19 Cory Turner – 410
t4. 0 Glenn Styres – 410
6. 11t Jamie Turner – 393
7. 25 Warren Mahoney – 383
8. 71s Shawn Sliter – 362
9. 91 Ryan Turner (R) – 351
10.77x Alex Hill (R) – 340

ALL-TIME SOS A-FEATURE WINNERS
BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY
Rick Wilson – 21
Glenn Styres – 13
Keith Dempster – 8
Chris Jones – 5
Jamie Collard – 4
Joel Lehman – 4
Mitch Brown – 4
Cody Geldart – 3
Dain Naida – 3
Kyle Wilson – 3
Ryan Hunsinger – 3
Warren Mahoney – 3
Adam West – 2
Joe Middlemiss – 2
Mike Stelter – 2
Ryan Coniam – 2
Bill Henderson – 1
Billy Krull – 1
Dick Mahoney – 1
John Brutcher – 1
Kevin Job – 1
Kyle Patrick – 1
Mike Galadja – 1
Mike Ling – 1
Tim Phillips – 1
TOTAL – 91

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URSS Returns To Colorado

In a sudden turn of events, the United Rebel Sprint Series will return to action in the state of Colorado when they compete this Friday night, June 19th, for the very first race and season opener at Colorado’s newest dirt track facility, Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers Co. In addition to this Friday nights racing, three and possibly four additional dates have been added to the URSS schedule at CMP.

“We are extremely happy to bring the URSS back to our Colorado fans and provide more of the great racing they have become accustomed to with this series. CMP is a first class facility, they have worked hard to give Colorado a new and first class facility and we are more than excited to be a part of their schedule” said URSS founder Rick Salem.

Colorado has always had a rich tradition of Sprint Car racing and it continues today. 2013 and 2014 URSS National Champion Jake Bubak comes from a racing steeped deep in Colorado’s history. Add to the mix a great crop of new racers like Luke Lucero, Zac Taylor, Coby Pearce, Mike Taylor, Kevin Schramek along with veterans Mark Wallinder, Scott Cochran, Mile Hathaway and Bob Schaffer along with the travelling drivers from Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma will insure fans edge of your seat excitement.

Race dates will include this Friday’s race along with dates on July 3rd, August 14th and September 18th with additional dates possible.

Don’t forget to visit the URSS trailer to pick up a 10th Anniversary URSS Commemorative T-Shirt. As always you can visit the pits after the racing action to grab an autograph, picture or a T-Shirt from your favorite driver.

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Patriot Sprint Tour Added to July 23rd Armed Forces Appreciation Night

Elbridge, NY - Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is roaring back to life and as part of the rebirth are the Patriot Sprint Tour.   On Thursday July 23, 2015, four years to the date of the last Patriot Sprint Tour event at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, the series will return to “The Fast Track” for a 25-lap, $2,500-to-win showcase.  The race will be run as part of “Armed Forces Appreciation Night”, with the sprint car portion presented by longtime PST sponsor A-Verdi Storage Containers from nearby Montezuma, NY. “I’ve always had a great relationship with Patriot Sprint Tour Owner Mike Emhof,” commented CNYRP President Glenn Donnelly.  “His cast of drivers always put on a heck of a show for the fans and we are glad to have winged sprint cars on the card.”

Also on the card for that night will be the Northeast big block modifieds as they battle for a $5,000 to win 50 lap feature, and the Crate Sportsman for a $600 to win 20 lap feature. Gates open at 4pm, Practice at 6pm, and Racing at 7pm.  General Admission is just $20. Seniors 60+ and Kids 10-16 only $10.  Kids 10 & under free.

The Patriot Sprint Tour is now in its 13th season of operation, with over 240 point races run in that time.  The return to the 5/8-mile oval comes as a welcomed sight to many of the elite Patriot Sprint Tour competitors.

Four time PST champion Bryan Howland from nearby Auburn, NY won at his home track back in 2005 and has always had a knack for navigating Rolling Wheels.  Current PST America Point Leader Sammy Reakes IV was the unofficial RWR Track Champion back in his final sportsman season of 2011.  Reakes currently leads the standings over Kyle Drum, who scored arguably the biggest win of his career at Rolling Wheels back in 2002.

Defending Patriot Sprint Tour Champion Jared Zimbardi has never won at RWR but has historically always put his No. 35 inside the top 10, with most of those appearances coming before his three series titles.

One driver who has, without question, dominated at Rolling Wheels has been Chuck Hebing.  “The Cobra” has won five of the eight races at Rolling Wheels sanctioned by the Patriot Sprint Tour plus another two for an amazing seven wins in Elbridge.

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Two Big Nights of NCRA Sprint Action This Father’s Day Weekend!

Park City, Kansas – June 15, 2015 - It will be a huge weekend double header for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division as the tour will see two nights of racing action this Father’s Day weekend.

It all kicks off this Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City. The home track for NCRA saw Danny Lasoski pick up the season opening victory back on March 28, worth $6000. Then two months later it was defending champion Jeremy Campbell picking up the victory in the first of two scheduled visits at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas. The tour is coming off a successful event with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 sprint car division this past Saturday night at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska where Jack Dover picked up his third straight victory at the big Nebraska oval.

Also expected to compete is fellow co-tour champion C.J. Johnson, Jon Freeman, Jeff Stasa, Raymond Seeman, Jake Martens, J.D. Johnson, Jake Greider, Luke Cranston and rookie of the year contender Josh Fairbank. Several out of town drivers are expected to drop in at 81 Speedway on Saturday night to compete for the $2000 to win first place prize.

Gates open at 5:00 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM. Adult general admission is $12 for ages eleven and up and $5 for kids ages 6-10.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 miles west on 77th street. For more race information call the speedway office (316) 755-1781; check out their all new race website www.race81speedway..com or check out their facebook page 81 Speedway.

Then on Father’s Day Sunday night the tour will head to the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas for a special Sunday night appearance for all the Dad’s and grandfathers. Pit gates will open at 5:00 PM and race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Adult general admission is $15 for adults.

The Kansas State Fairgrounds is located off of west SR 61 on 17th avenue, then north on Popular. For more race information contact Speedway’s incorporated (316) 755-1781.

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360 Series Points
 
 
  URC 
FINAL
1. Davie Franek 1529
2. Josh Weller 1406
2. Randy West 1406
4. Curt Michael 1277
5. Ed Aikin 1251
6. Troy Betts 1231
7. R Stillwaggon 1189
8. J. Swanson 1058
9. Brian Carber 1042
10. Andy Best 908
 
 ESS
Final
1. Steve Poirier 2184
2. Jason Barney 1888
3. Jeff Cook  1786
4. Matt Tanner 1678
5. Paul Kinney 1609
6. Chuck Hebing 1294
7. Cory Sparks  1155
8. Dave Axton 1108
9. Kevin Ward Jr. 987
10. T. Wickham  986
 
Patriot Sprints
America
FINAL
1. Jared Zimbardi 1982
2. Steve Collins 1782
3. Dave Just 1735
4. Brad Knab 1733
5. Scott Just 1654
6. Scott Kreutter 1609
7. Dane Lorenc 1595
8. Derek Jonathan 1586
9. Tyler Graves 1525
10. Bryan Howland 1318

Canadian
FINAL
1. Jared Zimbardi 795
2. Alain Bergeron 736
3. Lee Ladouceur 716
4. Mitch Brown 701
5. Chris Jones 613
6. Kyle Fraser 609
7. Rick Wilson 569
8. April Wilson 498
9. Tyler Rand 447
10. Dane Lorenc 413
 
NCRA
July 5
1. C.J. Johnson 1940
2. J. Campbell 1830
3. Jeff Stasa 1690
4. Jon Freeman 1680
5. J.D. Johnson 1595
5. R. Seeman 1595
7. Luke Cranston 1285
8. Jake Greider 1250
9. Josh Fairbank 1225
10. Jake Martens 1140

SOS
Final
1. Glenn Styres 1747
2. Mitch Brown 1699
3. Keith Dempster 1522
4. Chris Jones 1397
5. Warren Mahoney 1368
6. Shawn Sliter 1340
7. Bob Crawford 1242
8. Brad Lodge 1234
9. Jamie Turner 1191
10. Mike Ferrell 1179

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