Wed., June 29
Empire Super Sprints Speedweek
Sportsman Shootout Qualifier
Empire Super Sprints 25 Laps) - MIKE MAHANEY, Danny Varin, Steve Poirier, Sam Reakes, Mark Smith, Chuck Hebing, Larry Wight, Mitch Brown, Paul Kinney, Justin Barger, Jonathan Preston, Dave Franek, Jeff Cook, Bryan Howland, Shawn Donath, Tim Axton, Jason Barney, Joe Trenca, Matt Tanner, Brandon Kidd, Parker Evans, Dave Axton, Mike Stelter, Paulie Colagiovanni, Dylan Swiernik, Chad Miller.
Sportsman Shootout Qualifier 30 Laps) - ROCKY WARNER, Todd Root, Tyler Trump, Dave Marcuccilli, Corey Barker, Ron Davis III, Glenn Forward, Beth Bellinger, Stephen Denton, Jordan Bennett, Jack Meeks, Jeff Stevenson, Ricky Yelle, Jeremy Pitcher, Chris Cunningham, Tony Finch II, Dylan Zacharias, Zach Sobotka, George Sanford, Nick Krause, Gregg Kimball, Connor Cleveland, Billy Clark Jr., Kevin Root, James Carlson, Rich Townsend.
Dain Naida scores first ever Patriot Sprint Tour win at Stateline
Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider
(Jamestown, NY) Dain Naida made the trip from Tecumseh, Michigan well worth it as he scored his first ever A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Victory at the New Stateline Speedway over local favorite Jared Zimbardi and Joe Trenca.
15-year-old driver Paulie Colagiovanni and Dain Naida led the 18 car field to the green flag for 25 laps where Naida took the early advantage using the middle lane of the race track. Joe Trenca, who started fourth used the outside lane of the racetrack to take second from Colagiovanni and Jared Zimbardi who were all battling for the runner up spot.
Then on lap six, Trenca used the outside lane once again to power around the 17x of Naida. Trenca began to use his comfortable line of the outside and began to pull away for Naida.
Eight more laps clicked on by where Joe Trenca was looking for his first win in a 360 Sprint Car but on lap 16, Naida used the same line he was using all race and took back the race lead off turn two from Trenca.
The battle for third turned up as Jared Zimbardi got by Colagiovanni on lap 18, and he would not be finished as he took second place from Trenca on lap 21.
Zimbardi then set his sights on the race leader of Naida but would simply run out of time and it was Ohsweken Speedway regular Dain Naida picking up the win over Jared Zimbardi, Joe Trenca, Steve Collins and Justin Barger.
With the win, Naida also took home the Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ racing bonus. Dave Just took home the Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher award as he was the final car to take checkered flag. Dan Kuhn started in the 17th position after finishing fifth in his qualifying heat. Kyle Drum took home the Evingham Site Excavation Dash for Cash event. Qualifying heats were taken by Dane Lorenc, Dain Naida, and Justin Barger.
This sets up the biggest A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour event in recent memory as Bonnell’s Collision Center presents Western Speedweek. The series will race three straight nights and $4,000 will go to the winner each night, it is also 325 just to take the green. It all starts Friday July 1 at the Little Valley Speedway, then to Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday July 2 and then the weekend will conclude at the Eriez Speedway on Sunday July 3.
Patriot Sprint Tour Stateline Speedway Results- June 25, 2016
A-Main (25 Laps): DAIN NAIDA (1), Jared Zimbardi, Joe Trenca, Steve Collins, Justin Barger, Paulie Colagiovanni, Kyle Drum, Derek Jonathan, Dane Lorenc, Steven Hutchinson Jr, Steve Glover, Paul Habeck, Dan Kuhn, Tyler Graves, Scott Just, Alex Hill, Dave Just, Joe McEwen
PST American Points Standings
1)35- Jared Zimbardi (1399), 2) 00-Dane Lorenc (1309), 3) 25h- Paul Habeck (1245) 4) 54j- Dave Just (1119), 5) 25g- Tyler Graves (1089), 6) 121- Steve Glover (1034), 7) 67R- Pete Richardson (873), 8) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni (767), 9) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles (734), 10) 5-Justin Barger (688)
Exciting Finish Brings Matt Tanner Lucas Oil ESS Glory at Merrittville
By MIKE MALLETT
THOROLD, ONT – Matt Tanner needed nearly every lap in Saturday night’s Lucas Oil Super Sprint/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at the Merrittville Speedway to put himself out in front of the field. The Stephentown, N.Y., driver worked and worked to get to the front and finally secured the top spot in the Gary Cunningham Memorial with just two of laps to go.
That wasn’t the end of the fight for Tanner as he had to navigate traffic while not surrendering the lead back to upstart Ryan Turner. At the end it was Tanner picking up the $2,350 winner’s share in the Einstein Construction Group Canadian Series event over Turner for his first win since August of last season at the I-88 Speedway.
“This is great,” Tanner said. “We’ve struggled so bad this year. We’ve had some super-fast race cars. We were here earlier in the year and we thought we had a win, but we gave it away. It feels good to finally take a fast race car and put it in victory lane.”
Steve Poirier started on the pole with Parker Evans alongside. Evans gained the advantage on the top of turns one and two but that was the end of their battle as before a lap was concluded contact between them sent Evans tumbling in turn four. Evans night was over and Poirier was relegated to the rear.
This now put Jordan Poirier on the point with Stan Zanchin flanking him to the outside. Jordan gained the lead on lap one before Turner got a run on the inside to take the position on lap two. Jordan then shot back around Turner to lead lap three.
Turner remained patient while parking his No. 91 on the inner part of the surface. Jordan continued to work the cushion. Turner’s lane proved to be faster allowing him to retake the top spot on lap nine.
Turner opened up a slight lead on Jordan before caution slowed the pace of the action on lap 12 as Zanchin spun in turn four. This set up a double-file restart. Racing went back to green with Turner holding off the challenges of Jordan with Tanner joining the fray from his 12th place starting spot.
As the laps clicked off on the three-eighths mile oval, Tanner ran the middle lane with Turner low and Jordan on the cushion. The three drivers never deviated from there line. That was until the race reached the final few laps. At that point Tanner decided it was time to make a move.
Twenty-two laps were complete when Tanner was finally able to use slide job in turns one and two to get by Jordan for the runner-up position. This put him back on the cushion, the line that he had used to work his way into the top three. From here he tracked down Turner.
“I’d been running the top there but when I got to Jordan we were running the same line,” stated Tanner. “I could never clear him coming out of four to get up in front of him. The one time I finally did. Once I got the top back, the car was so good on the top.”
Tanner made the pass for the lead as the pair exited the fourth turn with only two revolutions of the track remaining. He barely beat Turner to the line. That wasn’t the end as they now had to fend off each other while working through cars at the back end of the field.
The while flag came with Tanner working the high line and Turner down low. They both cleared the slower cars as they exited the second corner. Tanner remained on the cushion as Turner dove as low as he could to find moisture to propel him back to the lead. At the line it was Tanner by .473 over Turner for the win.
“It was tough telling where they were going to go because they were racing themselves,” stated Tanner about the traffic. “Luckily it all played out. They kind of left the top and that gave me what I needed. I kind of used a little pick there. At that I was just hoping that it was over.”
For Turner, of Caistor Centre, Ont., it was his best career finish with the series. He made every effort to keep Tanner in the runner-up position but came up just short in his quest.
“I could hear someone outside of me almost the whole race,” commented Turner. “I looked ahead with about five to go and I knew it was going to be interesting. I thought I could get him (Tanner) underneath but I just didn’t have enough. I’m really happy with this run. I wish we were sitting up there in first but we’ll take this one.”
Jordan, of St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que, matched his career best with his second third place finish on the season. The younger side of the Poirier family was in the mix as well at the checkered just a few car lengths back.
“It was fun racing with Matt and Ryan,” mentioned Jordan. “It was hard in turn four because the track was coming along and getting slick. I gave it my best so I’m pretty happy with my third.”
Port Colborne, Ont., driver, Dave Dykstra finished fourth in the order while Steve rebounded from the lap one incident to secure the final spot in the top five.
ESS/Merrittville Notes – A total of 30 cars filled the pits in front or a huge crowd at the D-Shaped oval…15 locals drivers joined the Lucas Oil ESS faithful with Jake Brown making his first ever ESS start…The 7-12 Challenge has now been claimed 4 times with Tanner taking the biggest slice of the pie to date at $300…Next up is the Donath Motorworx CNY Speedweek, June 29-July3.
A-Main - Matt Tanner, Ryan Turner, Jordan Poirier, Dave Dykstra, Steve Poirier, Ryan Susice, Glenn Styres, Jason Barney, Jamie Turner, Paul Kinney, Cory Turner, Jim Huppunen, Brandon Kidd, Jake Brown, Mikey Kruchka, Dylan Westbrook, Tim Axton, Stan Zanchin, Chad Miller, Chris Jones, Dave Axton, Jonathan Preston, Mitch Brown, Parker Evans.
Kyle Drums returns to victory lane for the first time in 11 years at Raceway 7
Paul T. Harkenrider
(Conneaut, OH) Kyle Drum held off a hard charging Bryan Howland to secure his first A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour win of the season at Raceway 7 and his first since October 22, 2005, when he won at the Brockville, Ontario Speedway.
Drum, who was in the Jared Zimbardi back up car started on the outside row next to Jason Barney where they brought the 16 car field to Roger Osbourne’s green flag.
Barney used the low side of the speedway to seal off Drum on the opening lap where at the same time Drum began to get comfortable with using the top of the semi-banked 7/16th oval.
A lap one caution that had a spinning Paul Habeck brought out the first yellow of the night which made the restarts single file from there on out. Once the field was brought back to green, Drum went back up to the top and pulled alongside the race leader in Barney, and when they came around on lap four, Drum was scored as the new race leader.
Then on lap five, a huge pile up of cars were put together as both Dave and Scott Just made contact with Paul Habeck, and Tyler Graves. It also sent Pete Richardson to the pits where he suffered rear end damage and his night was done early.
After three early cautions, the racing on the track turned up as Kyle Drum began to pull away from the field but the battle for second began to get interesting between Barney and Justin Barger as well the battle for fourth which was between Dane Lorenc and Jared Zimbardi.
On lap 21, another caution came out which erased the very comfortable advantage that Drum built on second place runner at the time, Justin Barger.
On the restart, Barger would attempt to go to the bottom but Drum was just too strong on the top, meanwhile, Bryan Howland was sixth on the restart and found something on the bottom to immediately fly by Dane Lorenc and Jason Barney to grab third before the final yellow flew out on lap 23.
On the restart, Howland would then grab second away from Barger and be able to try to take the lead from Drum but would run out of real estate and it was Kyle Drum capturing the checkered flag in just his second start with the Patriot Sprint Tour after suffering motor troubles back at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park on May 7.
Howland would finish second, followed by Justin Barger, Jason Barney and Dane Lorenc. Steven Hutchinson Jr was unable to complete his heat race but was able to come home with a top 10 finish which would earn him the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night.’ Steve Glover went home with the Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher award. Dave Just picked up the Evingham Site Excavation ‘Dash for Cash.’
The series now heads back into New York as we visit the New Stateline Speedway tonight (June 25) in Busti New York. Gates open at 5:00, with racing starting at 7. Please be sure to like Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, and to follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and twitter. You can log onto patriotsprinttour.com for further information.
A Main (25 Laps): KYLE DRUM (1), Bryan Howland, Justin Barger, Jason Barney, Dane Lorenc, Joe Trenca, Jared Zimbardi, Paul Habeck, Steven Hutchinson Jr, Dennis Wagner, Steve Glover, Tyler Graves, Dave Just, Scott Just, Pete Richardson, Dan Bennett
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT (UNOFFICIAL)
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
360 SPRINT CARS (24 entries)
A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 28fm Steve Poirier (6)
2. 10 Mitch Brown (1)
3. 17x Dain Naida (3)
4. 5d Dave Dykstra (7)
5. 91 Ryan Turner (2)
6. 97 Cory Turner (8)
7. 47x Dylan Westbrook (13)
8. 1-10 Jake Brown (9)
9. 14h Jim Huppunen (14)
10. 11 Jamie Turner (16)
11. 81 Derek Jonathan (5)
12. 20fm Jordan Poirier (17)
13. 38 Tyler Hendricks (19)
14. 9 Steve Lyons (20)
15. 6 Curtis Gartly (18)
16. 9nz Havard Daniels (15)
17. 77x Alex Hill (10)
DNF. 69c Chad Miller (11)
DNF. 5c Conor Mahoney (12)
DNF. 0 Glenn Styres (4)
A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mitch Brown (1-6), Steve Poirier (7-20)
CRATE SPRINT CARS (16 entries)
A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 88 Jesse McDonald (3)
2. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (2)
3. 12 Brad Herron (4)
4. 99 Jordan Hill (5)
5. 8 Hannah Ferrell (9)
6. 4 Mack DeMan (6)
7. 1 Holly Porter (13)
8. 18 Josh Shantz (1)
9. 55 Mike Thorne (11)
10. 87x Shone Evans (12)
11. 5 Alex Schuts (7)
12. 49h Jerry Hill (8)
13. 68 Aaron Turkey (10)
14. 10g Ed Green (15)
15. 18x Davey Boughton (14)
DNS. 04x Mike Bell, Jr. (16)
A-Feature Lap Leaders - Jesse McDonald (1-20)
Hodnett Cruises to Williams Gove Victory
Greg Hodnett and the Leland's.com. Trone Outdoor #27 cruised to his 3rd United Racing Club victory of 2016. A total of 24 cars were pit side for the midweek show on Wednesday night. Heat races were won by 2014 URC Champion, driver of the Franek Auto Sales #28, Davie "No Panic" Franek, The "Cobra" Chuck Hebing, and Greg Hodnett. When the "9" invert pill was drawn by Franek, the Quality Auto Body #89 of Robbie Stillwaggon was slated to start on the pole position for the 25 lap feature event paying $2,000 to win.
Robbie Stillwaggon and the #29s of Jason Shultz lead the field of 23 cars to the green flag. Stillwaggon quickly jumped out to the lead but the caution was thrown before a lap could be completed when the 29s of Shultz made contact with the wall in turns 1 and 2, also involved where the Brink Construction #47K of Kody Lehman, the Transfleet Concrete #77 of Will Eggimann and the R&S Concrete, Paving and Site Contractors #47 of URC Rookie Adam Carberry. Schultz was the only one that was able to continue, all three other cars went pit side with heavy damage.
On the double file restart Stillwaggon again jumped to the lead before the caution was thrown for the Wilkins Recreation Vehicles #45 of Chuck Hebing turned around in turns 1 - 2. The restart again saw Stillwaggon jump out to the lead, followed by the Weather Proof Roofing #29s of Jason Shultz, the Mach 1 Chassis 1M of Mark Smith and the #27 of Greg Hodnett who moved up from his 7th place starting position in just 1 lap. Stillwaggon lead until lap 10 when Hodnett overtook the #89 car coming out of turn 4.
A lap 12 caution bunched up the field of 360 sprinters again, this time the double file restart saw the 27 of Hodnett take command of the lead position followed by the 1M of Mark Smith, 89 of Robbie Stillwaggon, the 29s of Jason Shultz, and now the Franek Auto Sales #28f of Davie Franek who had worked his way up from the 9th starting position. By lap 15, the top 2 didn't change, but Franek was on the move working his way up to 3rd place. The remaining laps belonged to Hodnett who cruised home to his 3rd URC feature win of the year. Following Hodnett was the 1M of Mark Smith, 28f of Davie Franek who continued to strengthen his URC points lead, 89 of Robbie Stillwaggon, and the 29s of Jason Shultz who had a great run.
The United Racing Club will now be off until Friday July 8th when the Club visits the Fabulous Bedford Speedway located in Western PA. The United Racing Club did not visit Bedford Speedway in 2015 so this will be the first visit since going back to the "Club" status.
URC FEATURE: 1) #27 GREG HODNETT 2) #M1 MARK SMITH 3) #28F DAVIE FRANEK 4) #89 ROBBIE STILLWAGGON 5) #29 JASON SHULTZ 6) #5G CURT MICHAEL 7) #5W LUCUS WOLFE 8) #63 JOSH WELLER 9) #2W GLENDON FORSYTHE 10) #23 CHRIS ARNOLD 11) #4 JIMMY STITZEL 12) #67W JUSTIN WHITALL 13) #1W ERIC TOMECEK 14) #22 TROY BETTS 15) #10 PAULIE COLAGIOVANNI 16) #33W MIKE WALTER 17) #73B BRENT MICHALSKI 18) #08 JASON CLAUSS 19) #28 KEITH PRUTZMAN 20) #45 CHUCK HEBING 21) #47K KODY LEHMAN 22) #47 ADAM CARBERRY 23) #77W WILL EGGIMANN
DNS: DEREK LOCKE
URSS Rebels Ready For Colorado/Kansas Double Header Weekend
The 2016 URSS/IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series will return to Colorado Motorsports Park Saturday night. The 3/8's mile oval hosted several events last season and will host the third of eight races in 2016. The Colorado region is thick with talent, both young guns and seasoned veterans and looks to be ultra-competitive again this season. The first visit to the CMSP oval
18 racers made the trek with Zac Taylor scoring his first victory of the
2016 URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Series Colorado Region. Last trip to the CSMP oval Mother Nature won washing out the Feature Races. This Saturday night Colorado Motor Sports Park will run those postponed Features. URSS drivers who were not there on May 28th we WILL allow you to tag the back of the make-up feature but you and your crew must buy 2 pit passes...one for that race and one for the regularly scheduled feature. Look for the Colorado Region Drivers to defend their home turf with the competition as tough as every with talented rookies and a wealth of veteran drivers that are ready to hit the clay once again as they all shoot it out for the top prize.
Gates open at 5:00 pm with the racing action starting at 7:00 pm. Joining the URSS/IMCA Sprint Cars will be the 1200 Outlaws, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds and Econos. For more information you can visit the CMSP website at <http://www.coloradomotorsportsparkllc.com/>
http://www.coloradomotorsportsparkllc.com/ . Colorado Motorsports Park is located 44 miles east of Denver, I-70 exit #316.
The Rebels then make their sixth appearance at the lightning fast 3/8s Wakeeney Speedway on Sunday night. The five races there have produced some of the closest racing in the URSS history as Promoter John LaShell and his staff gave the racers a fast multi groove race track which has gotten better each race night. The attention to track prep has produced some exciting side by side racing and has given the Series five different winner in the five races held there at Wakeeney, the last race featuring a tacky super-fast racing surface for the drivers to strut their stuff. Zach Blurton, Steven Richardson. Luke Cranston, Jake Martens and Jed Werner have all graced Victory Lane. The racing action starts Sunday evening at 6:30pm. Joining the URSS/IMCA Sprint Cars will be Stocks, Hobbies, Sport Compacts, the Crazy Cruisers as well as the Kansas Antique Racers. You can visit their FaceBook page at 2016 Wakeeney Speedway or their website at for more information.
Mitch Brown Scores Second Straight Victory At Brighton
By Clayton Johns
BRIGHTON, Ont. – June 19, 2016 – Mitch Brown used a lap eight pass in traffic to slide under Jamie Turner in turn three for the lead and paced the final 17 laps on the way to his second win of the season at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night. The Brantford, Ont. native stated fourth for the 25-lap main event, but quickly jumped to second behind Turner. Polesitter Shawn Sliter had trouble off the initial start, preventing the inside lane from getting to speed.
When the leaders caught the tail of the field on a very slick racetrack where the cushion was the fastest lane, Turner had to slow behind a pair of lapped cars battling side-by-side for position. Brown found a hole at the bottom of the track to run to the inside of Turner and took the lead.
Brown’s effort was slowed two laps later when Mike Ferrell spun in turn two on lap nine, the first of three cautions in the race. Brown and Turner had a single lapped car between them and third-place runner Dain Naida on the restart.
Turner couldn’t maintain pace with Brown when racing resumed and the latter held a lead of 2.5 seconds at the halfway point. It was for not as well however, as a second Ferrell spin brought the second yellow of the night on lap 14.
Naida made the most of the second restart, jumping to the bottom lane in turn one and sliding up in front of Turner at the exit of turn two to claim the second spot. Brown’s lead was erased once more on lap 15 when Rick Wilson spun to a stop off the top of turn four.
The final restart with 10 laps to go offered Naida his best chance at the lead, but he could not challenge a flawless Brown. The No.10 navigated lapped traffic flawlessly and went to victory lane 1.6 seconds ahead of the Michigan native. Jamie Turner held off his son, Ryan Turner, for the final spot on the podium while Glenn Styres completed the top-five.
In heat race action, heat one went uninterrupted as Dain Naida cruised to the victory over Picton, Ont. native and 2013 SOS Champion Chris Jones. Heat two saw the only red flag of the night when Dylan Westbrook went over the cushion in turn three, got off balance and tumbled slowly. He was uninjured and appeared to only suffer damage to the top wing. He went on to start the A-Main. Glenn Styres won heat two.
The Southern Ontario Sprints return to action on Friday, July 1 for a Canada Day challenge at Ohswkeen Speedway against the Kool Kidz/Corr-Pak 360 Sprint Cars before visiting South Buxton Raceway the following night on Saturday, July 2.
SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT
2016 SEASON EVENT #3 – SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016
BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON
FEATURE (25 Laps)
1. 10 Mitch Brown
2. 17x Dain Naida
3. 11 Jamie Turner
4. 91 Ryan Turner
5. 0 Glenn Styres
6. 11J Chris Jones
7. 71s Shawn Sliter
8. 1-10 Jake Brown
9. 47x Dylan Westbrook
10. 42w Rick Wilson
11. 15aw April Wilson
12. 9 Steve Lyons
13. 98 Paul Pekkonen
14. 2 Lee Winger
15. 66 Frank Baranowski
16. 15 Mike Ferrell.
Margin of victory: 1.649 seconds.
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jamie Turner Turner (1-7), Mitch Brown (8-25)
2016 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS: Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton May 21, Brighton June 18), Ryan Susice – 1 (Humberstone June 5)
NCRA Sprints at 81 PPD Sets Stage for Huge July Slate!
Park City, Kansas – June 21, 2016 - The National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car event scheduled for Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City has been postponed by rain. This event will be made up on Saturday night, July 9.
This rescheduled event will make three straight July weekends the tour will be in action and will set the stage for the final four events in the two months of September and October to see who will be crowned 2016 tour champion.
The next scheduled event for the NCRA sprint car series will be on Friday and Saturday night, July 1-2, at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas for the tracks annual “Boothill Showdown/Steve King Memorial” that will pay the tours standard $1500 to win and $250 to start on Friday night. On championship Saturday night the winner of the night’s feature finale will earn $10,000 while just starting the twenty-four car feature gets $500. All non-transfers receive $150.
The Saturday night, July 9, make up event at 81 Speedway will then be held before it will be off to the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas for the famed 60th Hutchinson Grand Nationals on Friday and Saturday night, July 15-16. Friday night’s dash qualifier will pay $1000 to win and $200 to start while Hutchinson Grand Nationals Championship Saturday night feature winner will take home $3000 with all drivers making the feature finale taking home $400.
More details on the annual “Boothill Showdown/Steve King Memorial” at Dodge City Raceway Park can be found on the tracks official website www.dodgecityraceway.com and the 60th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals at the Kansas State Fairgrounds on the events official facebook page: Hutchinson Grand Nationals Auto Races.
To learn more about the NCRA, check out their official website www.racencra.com, call the speedway office (316) 755-1781 or visit their facebook page: Race 81 Speedway.
Stockton’s Brad Furr races to an entertaining Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo victory on Friday night
By Gary Thomas
Watsonville, CA – June 19, 2016…Former Ocean Sprints champion Brad Furr of Stockton held off a furious late race charge from Salinas driver Jeremy Chisum to make his way back to Ocean Speedway victory lane for the first time in over a year on Friday night.
Furr was able to extend his current point lead in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings by way of his first win since April of last year. The former World of Outlaws regular is in search of his second career track title at the Watsonville based quarter-mile this season.
“It feels great to get a win tonight and I really can’t thank my guys enough,” commented the driver of the Price Rite Restaurant Equipment/ Brad Furr Racing No. 2 mount. “We’ve definitely been getting stronger as the weeks have gone on and that’s definitely what you want to do. Thank you to all the fans that came out tonight and we’ll see you next time.”
The 30-lap feature started out as a battle between young upstart Logan Seavey of Sutter and veteran Kurt Nelson from Gilroy. Seavey, driving for the Shaw family, captured the dash and took the lead at the waving of the green flag. A well prepared surface was presented to competitors, which saw Seavey & Nelson swap the lead multiple times early on in the race while navigating through traffic. Heartbreak city would strike Nelson though, as he slowed with issues while leading the race on lap 10 to bring out a yellow.
This moved Seavey up to the top spot and he would hold command until lap 17 when Furr was able to rocket into the lead. Some of the best racing seen all season long then took place with positions changing regularly throughout the field. The battle for second through fifth was an intense one that kept the crowd entertained over the final half of the contest. Jeremy Chisum moved into second on lap 21 and methodically closed the gap between himself and Furr.
With the white flag in the air Chisum rapidly closed and at the checkered missed out on his first career win by about a car length. It was a fantastic night for Chisum, who celebrated his birthday by scoring his second consecutive podium finish. “I’m so excited I don’t even know what to say right now,” he commented. “To finish second to a guy like Brad Furr is pretty special. I used to play him on the World of Outlaws video game. Thank you to everyone that supports our team and everybody that helps us out.”
Coarsegold’s Scott Parker had a great night and earned his first career Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo podium. “It’s a great feeling to be standing up here tonight. We’ve really been working hard on this car and it has definitely paid off. Big thanks to my dad and our entire team. We always love racing at Ocean Speedway.”
Hanford’s Collin Markle and Fresno’s Koen Shaw rounded out the top-five. Both drivers should be commended for excellent drives in the feature. Last week’s winner Tommy Tarlton came home sixth after starting dead last due to not getting a qualifying time. Seavey ended the race in seventh after his front nose wing became askew. It was still a very impressive Ocean Speedway debut for the Outlaw Kart graduate. The remainder of the top-10 was filled by Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic and Lemoore’s Cole Macedo.
The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will have a couple weekends off before returning to action on Friday July 8 for round seven in the fight for the track title. This coming Friday June 24 will mark the first visit of the season by the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series to Ocean Speedway. The night of racing pays tribute to the late Al Pombo & Marshall Sargent in the 31st annual Pombo/Sargent Classic. More info as well as pre-sale tickets can be found on our website www.racepmg.com
Droud Survives for NCRA Sprint Victory at Salina
Salina, Kansas – June 17, 2016 - After a wild start and wild weather during the event, Don Droud, Jr. found victory lane to claim his third feature victory of the season as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas made their first and only scheduled appearance of the season Friday night at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas.
Current point leader C.J. Johnson and Jeff Stasa started on the front row for the scheduled twenty-five lap feature and the start was just as wild as the incoming weather as two red flags and two cautions slowed the pending start of the race. Among the happenings before one laps was complete: caution for Tony Bruce, Jr.; J.D. Johnson and rookie of the year contender Forrest Southerland making contact sending both cars flipping; Jake Greider, Jeremy Campbell and Jason Martin getting together coming out of turn four causing Martin to roll over.
It was about that time a when the weather decided to compete with strong winds making it tricky for the remaining cars on the track not to get blown off. The feature, now cut to twenty laps, saw Droud bring home the Ochs Brothers #1x from his tenth starting position to eventually claim the victory. Seventh starting Danny Wood came home third while C. J. Johnson settled for third. Stasa came home a season-best fourth while Jon Freeman rounded out the top five.
The two heat races for the fourteen car field were won by Stasa and C.J. Johnson.
The tour will now head to 81 Speedway in Park City to round out their two-day Father’s Day weekend double-header.
Salina Speedway/Salina, Kansas
June 17, 2016
A Feature: 1) (10) Don Droud Jr. (Lincoln, Ne), 2) (7) Danny Wood (Norman, Ok), 3) (1) C.J. Johnson (Quinter, Ks), 4) (2) Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 5) (6) Jon Freeman (Salina, Ks), 6) (12) Ray Seeman (Jetmore, Ks), 7) (14) Josh Fairbank (Wichita, Ks), 8) (9) Jake Greider (Haysville, Ks), 9) (13) Jason Martin (Lincoln, Ne), 10) (11) Jeremy Campbell (Wichita, Ks), 11) (4) J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 12) (5) Forrest Sutherland (Cherryvale, KS), 13) (3) Jack Dover (Springfield, Ne), 14) (8) Tony Bruce Jr. (Owasso, Ok),
Stewart grabs 16th Annual Run for the the Rabbit at Limaland
A great crowd filled the stands, and a great field of cars filled the pit area at Limaland on Friday night to honor the memory of Travis "the Rabbit" Miller with the 16th Annual "Run for the Rabbit" Bellefontaine, Ohio's JR Stewart would pick up the $2000 victory in the NRA Sprint Invader feature honoring his late friend. Jeff Koz would pick up the victory in the K&N Filter UMP Modifieds feature, and Tony Anderson would win the Bud Thunderstock A Main.
The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders would kick off feature action with the 25 Lap "Run for the Rabbit" A Main. Carnage would ensue immediately as No 15 Brandon Ferguson would get upside down in turns 3 and 4, bringing out the red flag, and causing a complete restart. Ferguson would walk away from the scene under his own power. No. 6s JR Stewart would take off with the lead from the pole, using the low side of the track to his advantage with Delphos, Ohio's Shawn Dancer using the high side to run a close 2nd. The red flag would wave again for the No. 10j of Jarrod Elong, as he got upside down in turns one and two on lap four. On the restart, Dancer would get a great run on the backstretch and try a slidejob on Steart for the lead, but Stewart would crossover and hold the spot. The field would string out a bit until lap 10, when No. 17 Jared Horstman, began his charge for 2nd, battling with Dancer, and trading slidejobs until taking the spot for good on lap 13. Stewart's lead over Horstman stayed just under one second until lap 20 when Horstman began to close rapidly. Horstman made one finl charge on the final lap, but Stewart was able to hold on to win his 2nd "Run for the Rabbit" crown and his 2nd feature of teh season at Limaland. Horstman was 2nd, with Dancer 3rd, No. 22h Randy Hannagan was 4th, and No. 5m "Mad" Max Stambaugh completed the top 5.
Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/17/2016
Lima Chevrolet & Cadillac Night
16th Annual Run for the Rabbit
NRA Sprint Invaders A-Main (25 Laps) 1. Jr Stewart; 2. Jared Horstman; 3. Shawn Dancer; 4. Randy Hannagan; 5. Max Stambaugh; 6. Hud Horton; 7. Devon Dobie; 8. Kyle Sauder; 9. Butch Schroeder; 10. Tim Allison; 11. Kevin Roberts Jr.; 12. Ron Blair; 13. Jeff Williams; 14. Nick Roberts; 15. Jack Miller; 16. Jarrod Delong; 17. Brandon Ferguson.
Halfway point of the season reached this Friday for the Ocean Sprints
By Gary Thomas
Watsonville, CA – June 14, 2016…The Ocean Sprints will hit the halfway point for the 2016 season with round six on deck this Friday evening June 17 in Watsonville.
The event this weekend will also be the final outing for the Winged 360 Sprint Cars at Ocean Speedway until July 8. Next week a special event converges at the quarter-mile when the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series makes its first appearance of the season. That night also marks the 31st annual Pombo/Sargent Classic.
On the Ocean Sprints side of things last week it was two-time champion Tommy Tarlton that got his first win of the season. The Easton, Ca wheel-man was able to get under Buddy Kofoid with just 12-laps left in the feature en route to the victory. Tarlton has claimed three straight podium finishes at the track and will be gunning for more on Friday.
Coming close to his second win last week Kofoid will be looking to put his machine up front once again this Friday. The 14-year-old from Penngrove, Ca eventually came home fourth following a nice save when he turned a complete 360 as Tarlton made the pass. Stockton’s Brad Furr led laps last week and tallied his second straight runner up finish at the conclusion. The 2013 Ocean Sprints champ has definitely gained strength the last couple events.
Salinas, Ca’s Jeremy Chisum had one of the best outings of his Ocean Sprints career last week. Chisum started ninth and ran a patient race to round out the podium. After a tough end to last week Watsonville’s Justin Sanders will be looking for redemption on Friday. The reigning Ocean Sprints champ led laps until contact knocked him out of the lead in the feature. Sanders earned a victory on May 13.
More drivers expected on Friday will include Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Fresno’s Koen & Kyler Shaw, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Salinas’ Jason Chisum, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Fresno’s Anthony Simone, Morgan Hill’s Nick Ringo Jr., San Jose’s Gary Nelson Jr., Lemoore’s Cole Macedo 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. Friday’s event also features the IMCA Sport Mods, American Stocks and 4-Bangers plus another round of Police-N-Pursuit.
Patriot Sprint Tour will make up Outlaw Speedway show this Friday, Joe Whitcomb Memorial this Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway
Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider, PST Media
(Dundee, NY) The A-Verdi Storage Containers and Mike Emhoff Motorsports Patriot Sprint Tour has another exciting two race weekend as the series will head to Outlaw Speedway (formerly called Black Rock Speedway) on Friday June 17 and then to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, June 18 for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial that will pay $2,571 plus multiple lap contingency awards.
This Friday’s show is a rescheduled date from May 6 that was cancelled due to rain. Outlaw Speedway is under new ownership this year with modified driver, Tyler Siri. Multiple upgrades have already been done to the Yates County based race track since Siri took over the speedway in late February.
This will be the first of three shows on the 2016 PST Schedule at Outlaw Speedway as this Fridays show is a full points show that will go towards the PST-American Series championship. Jared Zimbardi will look to continue his winning ways as he has won the last two PST Sanctioned events at Outlaw Speedway.
This will also be the 40th time in Patriot Sprint Tour history that the series visits the 4/10th mile oval in Dundee, NY.
Then the following night, the series heads south to Central Pennsylvania for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial at the Selinsgrove Speedway. Saturday’s race is also a full points event that will go towards the 2016 American Series championship. The event will pay $2,571 to the winner with many other contingency awards.
The Patriot Sprint Tour traditionally uses the draw system to make up the qualifying heats, however, this event we will be making up the qualifying heats through time trials.
This will be the third year the Patriot Sprint Tour will be heading to the Selinsgrove Speedway for the Joe Whitcomb memorial where track regular TJ Stutts has the only two wins under the PST banner.
NCRA Sprints Set for Weekend Double-Header!
Business as Usual for the Tour
Park City, Kansas – June 13, 2016 - It’s a Father’s Day weekend double-header as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division season try again at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas this Friday night (June 17) before heading for their fourth appearance of the season at 81 Speedway in Park City on Saturday night.
Rescheduled from a Memorial Day weekend rainout, the “Jack Petty Memorial Sprint Car Showdown” will be the tours first appearance at Salina Speedway in several years. Adults grandstand admission is just $15 (with Kids 15 & Under FREE) while seniors also get a discount with a $10 ticket (55 & up with ID). Military both current & retired are absolutely FREE with ID! Pit pass will be $30. Pit gates open at 7:00 PM with race time slated for 8:00 PM. This event will also be the inaugural Jack Petty Memorial race. Activities are planned in memory of the local legend who passed away in late May. For more track information check out their website www.racesalinaspeedway.com or call (785) 292-9202.
Then on Saturday night it’s down the road to 81 Speedway where Derek Hagar (2 wins), Don Droud, Jr. and most recent winner Tony Bruce, Jr. have visited victory lane. Gates at 81 Speedway will open at 5:00 PM on Saturday with race time slated for 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission prices are $15 for adults; children 6-10 just $5 while kid ages five and under will be admitted free. 81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. For more race information contact the speedway office (316) 755-1781 and get daily updates by accessing their official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway.
While Droud has two victories thus far this season, five-time and defending tour champion C.J. Johnson is back on top of the point standings after Droud’s disappointing eighteenth place finish after getting tangled with a lapped car at the last event held. Johnson’s lead is fifteen points over the Nebraska driver while former tour champion Jeremy Campbell sits third in the standings, just 70 points behind. Ray Seeman has had a solid first half of the season and is fourth in the standings while Forrest Southerland, Bruce, Jon Freeman, Jeff Stasa, J.D. Johnson and Jake Greider round out positions five through ten.
To learn more about the NCRA sprint car division, as well as their modified, late model and mod-lite divisions, check out their official website www.racencra.com and visit their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.
360 Series Points
1. Jared Zimbardi 1399
2. Dane Lorenc 1309
3. Paul Habeck 1245
4. Dave Just 1119
5. Tyler Graves 1089
6. Steve Glover 1034
7. Pete Richardson 873
8. Paulie Colagiovanni 767
9. Darryl Ruggles 734
10. Justin Barger 688
1. Jason Barney 150
2. Jared Zimbardi 145
3. Mitch Brown 141
4. Steve Poirier 138
5. Cory Turner 135
6. Matt Tanner 132
7. Jamie Turner 129
8. Jim Huppunen 126
9. Jim Porter 123
10. Dane Lorenc 120
1. Andy Forsberg 871
2. Mason Moore 858
3. Geoff Ensign 792
4. Bradley Terrell 721
5. Chase Majdic 713
6. Michael Ing 700
7. DJ Freitas 670
8. Steven Tiner 635
9. Koen Shaw 613
10. Sean Becker 612