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Stewart Walks Tall At Eldora, Schuchart slides in for second in the final laps
ROSSBURG, Ohio – Sept. 23, 2016 – Shane Stewart successfully fended off the field Friday night, ultimately winning opening night of Four Crown Nationals Weekend at Eldora Speedway. Though the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series was only scheduled to compete in a one-day, 30-lap feature that paid $10,000, Stewart and company set the tone for the track’s 35th-running of the storied event.
The opening day of the two-day blockbuster began with the inaugural “BeFour The Crowns Showdown,” featuring the Outlaws and the region’s best Sprint car drivers. In a dramatic series of cautions, the 24 determined drivers tested the limits of their winged-sprints in the race’s opening laps.
On the “Big E’s” half-mile, two red flags and a yellow ultimately waved the feature into an “open red,” allowing teams to make certain adjustments to the car. The No. 2 Larson Marks Racing Cool racecar, which started fifth in the feature, shot out of a cannon on the final restart of the first lap. Stewart eventually solidified second place within the first three laps.
“I don’t know what to say,” Stewart said. “I was actually nervous in that race. I had one good restart, one bad restart and [finally] one good restart. On the open red I told my guys, ‘I don’t know if my car is going to be good enough or not.’ Usually you’re pretty good starting up-top, but the cushion was so high that if I started up there, [Pittman] would get a run on me coming out of [turn] one. It’s just all about hitting your marks after that.”
It did not take Stewart long to reel-in 2013 Series Champion Daryn Pittman, who led the lineup into the green flag courtesy of the Craftsman® Club Dash. Stewart, sweeping under Pittman, became the new race leader on the 11th lap. Thereon, Stewart made his time on the top of the cushion.
With 10 laps remaining, Stewart increased his advantage to 2.570 seconds, and he led by as many as 3.573 seconds. That was, until the race’s final red flag regrouped the field double-wide. Stewart held-off Pittman’s No. 9 Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb GF1 car once more, and Logan Schuchart got a jump on Defending Series Champion Donny Schatz for third.
“Yeah some restarts were good and some were bad,” Schuchart said. “I was surprised Shane took the bottom [on the final restart]. It was better for me to start on the outside. I feel like at Eldora last time we got to run down the hill and it really helps you. I just kind of got in my own way on the restart. It felt good behind Daryn running my line, seeing where he goes for a few laps before I felt like I could make a move. We weren’t good enough to beat Shane, but we’re happy to get a top three.”
Stewart extended his lead again to more than two seconds, finishing 2.359 seconds ahead of Schuchart. Schuchart made a last push on a fading Pittman with his No. 1S Bobby Allen Triple X car, eventually making the move in the final laps. Schuhart won his heat race earlier in the program.
“It just took forever to get going,” Pittman said. “I kind of figured how the track was and the way we were going, that we were almost going to go green-checked.We had nothing for the No. 2 car. Once he was in the lead, he checked out. We’ll just keep working hard and keep digging.”
The victory was Stewart’s second consecutive series win and his eighth of the season.
“To win two in a row, it’s just very special,” Stewart said. “It’s obviously pretty special to win here…any time you can win here. I just have to thank Tony Stewart and all the hardworking crew that takes care of this place. They always do a great job. I just have to thank everyone who’s involved with this team. Everyone puts in their little bits and pieces here, and I’m just blessed to be the driver.”
Eldora Speedway Notebook
RACE NOTES: In a stretch of four restarts with no completed laps, a three-way battle between Stewart, Pittman and Schatz ensued. But it was the strong restarts at the right times that catapulted Stewart into more than a three-second lead. Though late pushes from other series drivers chipped-away at his lead, Stewart ultimately won his eighth win of the season.
CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Daryn Pittman, Logan Schuchart, Shane Stewart, David Gravel Craftsman/Sears: Ian Madsen; KSE Hard Charger: Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 22 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7), Clay County Fair Speedway on September 16; David Gravel – 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Shane Stewart – 8 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9; Hartford Speedway on September 22; Eldora Speedway on September 24); Daryn Pittman – 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet – 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Joey Saldana – 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22, U.S. 36 Raceway on September 17); Jason Johnson – 3 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13, El Paso County Raceway on September 14); Lance Dewease – 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Rico Abreu – 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Bill Balog – 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah – 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Terry McCarl – 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart – 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides – 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson – 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Eldora Speedway, Pa.; Sept 23, 2016
Feature – (30 Laps)- 1. 2-Shane Stewart  [$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart  [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman  [$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz  [$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel  [$2,500]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana  [$2,300]; 7. 17W-Kerry Madsen  [$2,200]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen  [$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet  [$2,050]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah  [$2,000]; 11. 41-Jason Johnson  [$1,500]; 12. 35-Jac Haudenschild  [$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser  [$1,100]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson  [$1,050]; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong  [$1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides  [$900]; 17. 23C-Tyler Courtney  [$800]; 18. 7-Paul McMahan  [$800]; 19. 1ST-Gary Taylor  [$800]; 20. 1B-Dale Blaney  [$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen  [$800]; 22. 49X-Tim Shaffer  [$800]; 23. 19-Paige Polyak  [$800]; 24. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild  [$800];
Lap Leaders:Daryn Pittman 1-10, Shane Stewart 11-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award:49-Brad Sweet [+11]
Qualifying- 1. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.036; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.108; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.135; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.153; 5. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.163; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.186; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.193; 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.198; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.202; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.241; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.276; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.289; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.307; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.314; 15. 17W-Kerry Madsen, 13.320; 16. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.325; 17. 1B-Dale Blaney, 13.349; 18. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.361; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.460; 20. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.374; 21. 23C-Tyler Courtney, 13.486; 22. 21C-Cap Henry, 13.495; 23. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.508; 24. 35-Jac Haudenschild, 13.531; 25. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.570; 26. 7J-Joe Swanson, 13.583; 27. O9X-Carson Macedo, 13.588; 28. 6-Bill Rose, 13.637; 29. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.638; 30. 23-D.J. Foos, 13.643; 31. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.649; 32. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.660; 33. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.664; 34. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.672; 35. 8M-T.J. Michael, 13.690; 36. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.743; 37. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.833; 38. 59-Ben Schmidt, 13.841; 39. O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.860; 40. 5B-Chad Blonde, 14.103; 41. 4-Danny Smith, nt; 42. 57X-Andrew Palker, nt
Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 5-David Gravel ; 2. 2-Shane Stewart ; 3. 83-Joey Saldana ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 6. 1B-Dale Blaney ; 7. 23C-Tyler Courtney ; 8. 23-D.J. Foos ; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp ; 10. 4-Danny Smith ; 11. 99-Brady Bacon 
Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart ; 2. 18-Ian Madsen ; 3. 7S-Jason Sides ; 4. 41-Jason Johnson ; 5. 19-Paige Polyak ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 7. 6-Bill Rose ; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson ; 10. 8M-T.J. Michael 
Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 17W-Kerry Madsen ; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor ; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 4. 7-Paul McMahan ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 6. 21C-Cap Henry ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan ; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg ; 9. 59-Ben Schmidt ; 10. 7J-Joe Swanson ; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker 
Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 15-Donny Schatz ; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 4. 35-Jac Haudenschild ; 5. 49-Brad Sweet ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson ; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh ; 8. 49D-Shawn Dancer ; 9. O9X-Carson Macedo ; 10. 5B-Chad Blonde 
Craftsman ClubDash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature)- 1. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz ; 3. 18-Ian Madsen ; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart ; 5. 2-Shane Stewart ; 6. 17W-Kerry Madsen ; 7. 5-David Gravel ; 8. 1ST-Gary Taylor 
C-Main – (10 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown)- 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg  [-]; 2. 59-Ben Schmidt  [-]; 3. 13-Clyde Knipp  [$150]; 4. O7-Jacob Wilson  [$150]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael  [$150]; 6. 5B-Chad Blonde  [$125]; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer  [$125]; 8. 99-Brady Bacon  [$125]; 9. 4-Danny Smith  [$125]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker  [$125]
Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. W20-Greg Wilson  [-]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild  [-]; 3. 1B-Dale Blaney  [-]; 4. 23C-Tyler Courtney  [-]; 5. 21C-Cap Henry  [$300]; 6. O9X-Carson Macedo  [$250]; 7. 23-D.J. Foos  [$225]; 8. 6-Bill Rose  [$200]; 9. OO-Dane Lorenc  [$200]; 10. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg  [$200]; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan  [$200]; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh  [$200]; 13. 7J-Joe Swanson  [$200]; 14. 59-Ben Schmidt  [$200]
Sutton Sweeps the Action at Wall Janisch Champion Yoder Rookie of the Year
2016 ATQMRA Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic
September 17, 2016 Wall Stadium – 2014 ATQMRA Rookie of the year Geoffrey Sutton parked the BGF Engine Metz Racing Driver Development 461 in Victory lane for the third time at Wall Stadium to earn his fourth overall win of the 2016 season. Matt Janisch was crowned the 2016 ATQMRA Champion and Mark Yoder pocketed the 2016 Rookie of the Year Award. Ryan Tidman would finish second in the standings after charging from the rear of the pack with Sutton third in the final point’s tally. Heat Races were won by Geoffrey Sutton and Jeff Kot. Next up for the ATQMRA is the organization’s debut at Stafford Springs Speedway on October 1 for a wingless indoor style rules package race on the track’s inner oval.
The Feature race came to the initial green flag with a front row of Chris Hirt and Don Zrinski. A multi car tangle aborted the first attempt sending Hirt, Zrinksi and Glaser to the rear. The second attempt had a front row of Tim Proctor and Buddy Sload take the green flag with Sload getting the jump but another caution slowed the action prior to a lap’s completion.
With the Championship settled the week prior the point battle entering the day was for second between Geoffrey Sutton and Multi time Champion Flying Ryan Tidman. Tidman had the edge by sixteen points which equates to four positions on the track. Sutton’s chance to get have enough margin on Tidman came when Tidman was involved in an early race incident that relegated him to the back of the pack.
When racing finally got under way Sload was able to take the lead from the pole starting position with the Hard Charging Geoffrey Sutton moving quickly into second. Sutton would lead the second lap only to relinquish the lead to Sload before taking the lead for good on lap five. Sutton would set sail once in the lead opening a margin on second. 2014 and 2016 Champion Matt Janisch worked his way quickly into second position by lap seven. Sutton would hold Janisch off on a mid race restart. The action would be slowed once more on lap 20 for a five lap shootout to the finish.
Sutton would surge into the lead and hold Janisch at bay to the finish winning by a slim .238 seconds at the line to bookend the season with a win at Wall. Third across the line was BJ Macdonald in the 17 600 Micros Sprint but his efforts were for naught since it was announced during the race that a mid race jumped start would cost him two positions at race end. Fourth finishing 2015 Champion Buddy Sload would have his efforts negated in post race tech due to a tread width infraction allowing the hard charging Tidman to finish third.
The ATQMRA’s top 2016 Rookie Mark Yoder would be credited with a fourth place finish after a fierce battle with Tidman. Yoder would end the season an impressive fifth in the standings just eight markers behind Veteran Jeff Kot in the Behrents Performance 95. Kot would battle toward the front of the pack before loosing brakes and falling to a ninth place finish.
Heat races were won handily by Geoffrey Sutton and Jeff Kot.
Sutton’s first ATQMRA feature win came at Wall during the season opening race. He would park the 461 in victory lane mid season at Wall and in winged competition at the Waterford Speedbowl.
Sutton’s four win total is second only to the club’s 2016 Champion Matt Janisch who parked his 48 in victory lane in the other six point races run. Janisch won both races at Mahoning Valley as well as Bethel Speedway and wins on Wall’s inner oval. Janisch’s worst finish of the year was a third at the opener at Wall. When he didn’t visit Victory lane he finished second to Sutton to earn the Championship.
Next up for the ATQMRA will be the organization’s first trip to New England’s Stafford Motor Speedway for an open competition wingless race on that track’s inner oval. All cars will be run under a modified indoor style rules package on Saturday October 1st. Gates open at 8:00 am with the first round of practice scheduled for 10:00 am. Racing will follow with heat races at 3:00 PM and Feature races for all divisions to begin at 4:30.
Heat Race lineups will be determined by a pill draw
Feature lineup will be determined by a qualifier redraw.
30 lap Feature race
All competitors will be required to pay a $40.00 entry fee to the ATQMRA
All cars must run an ATQMRA Spec right rear tire. Either an MG5/ USAC Focus tire in 13 inch or an LC5 for the ten inch cars.
Race Procedures will be governed by the ATQMRA rule book.
Car specs will be per the ATQMRA rules with the exception of the engine rules which will be based on the indoor rules package.
TQ tread width will be a maximum of 55.5 inches for TQ Midgets competing and 59.5 inches for 600 Micro Sprints.
Wheel tethers, and spec mufflers are not required.
Bumpers and Rub Rails will accommodate ATQMRA and indoor rules to allow teams that don’t have bumpers and rub rails conforming to indoor specs to compete.
Car weights for TQ midgets will be 810 lbs for cars with 2003 and older engines.
TQs with 2004 and newer engines will be required to be a minimum of 835 lbs.
600 Micro Sprints minimum weight is 780 lbs.
The ATQMRA rule book can be downloaded at: www.atqmra.org
More information about the race day schedule can be found at: http://staffordmotorspeedway.com/event/44th-annual-napa-auto-parts-fall-final-oct-1-2-2016/
ATQMRA News and Notes: Mahoning Valley Modified Standout and SpeedSTR racer Kevin Graver made his first ATQMRA start in the Janisch ten inch car that powered Matt Janisch to his first Championship in 2014. Graver took to the smaller cars in his first ever trip to Wall and notched a solid eighth place finish. Joey Payne III had a resurgent day at Wall after suffering an engine failure in the previous round at Mahoning to earn an 11th place finish after a week of hard work to have his car ready for action. Rookie Kyle Taraska made his first TQ midget start in the Fred Delibero Metz Racing 01 and gained experience finishing a solid lucky 13th. The pragmatic Joey Bailey had one of the faster cars in the field but would loose brakes and have his race end early when his brakes faded relegating him to a fourteenth place finish.
Feature Race 25 laps 1. 461 Geoffrey Sutton 2. 48 Matt Janisch 3. Ryan Tidman 4. 75 Mark Yoder 5. 17 BJ MacDonald 6. 27 Andrew Krause 7. 75 Don Zrinski 8. 48x Kevin Graver 9. 95 Jeff Kot 10. 98 Tim Proctor 11. 67 Joey Payne III 12. f8 Mike Glaser 13. 01 Kyle Taraska 14. 02 Joey Bailey 15. 11 Steve Whitt 16. 97 Chris Hirt 17. DQ 16 Buddy Sload ( Tread Width )
Heat Race 1. 1. 461 Geoffrey Sutton 2. 98 Tim Proctor 3. 75 Mark Yoder 4. 02 Joey Bailey 5. F8 Mike Glaser 6. 48x Kevin Graver 7. 67 Joey Payne 8. 01 Kyle Taraska
Heat Race 2. 1. 95 Jeff Kot 2. 48 Matt Janisch 3. 1b Ryan Tidman 4. 75 Don Zrinski 5. 16 Buddy Sload 6. 97 Chris Hirt 7. 17 BJ MacDonald 8. 27 Andrew Krause 9. 11 Steve Whitt
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Danny Johnson is King of the Hill Picks up first series win of the season
By Mandee Pauch
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Sept. 17, 2016 – Danny Johnson picked up his first Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season in the Shakelton Auto and Truck Parts No. 27J and collected his 80th series win Saturday night at Weedsport Speedway. Johnson battled Tim Fuller early for the lead but sailed away to take the King of the Hill 100 and take home the $10,000 payday over Matt Sheppard and Fuller.
“We had a good race with Timmy Fuller. I love racing with Timmy, he’s a good, clean racer,” Johnson said. “We raced side-by-side and I was able to get ahead of him that lap there when I got to the bottom and was then able to pull away from him. I’d like to thank my car owner Chris Gennarelli, my engine builder as well as my boys for getting it ready and everyone who has helped us out.”
Mat Williamson and Tim Kerr drew the front row in the Dig Safely redraw and brought the 31-car field to the initial green flag.
Kerr jumped out to an early lead over Fuller and Johnson. Just as Fuller and Johnson started to put pressure on Kerr for the top spot the first caution of the night came out on lap 11 due to a right rear flying off of sixth place starter Rob Bellinger’s car.
Fuller took advantage of the lap 22 restart and took the lead from Kerr. Johnson then advanced into the second spot from Kerr and then snuck up to Fuller’s rear bumper as he started to put pressure on Fuller.
Johnson took the lead over Fuller coming off of turn four on lap 28 but Fuller didn’t give up as they battled side-by-side for several laps, swapping first and second.
Tenth starter Sheppard made his way into the top three by lap 33 and slowly gained ground on the leaders.
Six cars piled up going into turn one on lap 37 bringing out the second caution of the night. Brett Hearn and Ryan Phelps were two of the drivers involved that received extensive damage on their cars forcing them to go pit side.
Wight took advantage of the lap 45 restart as he took back the third spot from Sheppard. Wight drove by Fuller on the outside coming out of turn four for the second position the next lap by.
Johnson led his No. 27J small block modified to the halfway mark over Wight, Fuller, Sheppard and Peter Britten.
Fuller and Sheppard were knocking on Wight’s doors as Sheppard took third from Fuller on lap 58.
Johnson caught the back of the field on lap 60 as he showed a straightaway over second place runner Wight.
Wight changed his lane and moved to the top in turns one and two allowing Sheppard to drive underneath and take over second on lap 63.
Sheppard soon found his way into lap traffic as he worked his way around the top of the track to gain ground on Johnson.
Wight fell off the pace allowing Fuller and Friesen to go by for the third and fourth spot.
Johnson edged his way through heavy lap traffic building a strong lead of 2.067 seconds over Sheppard.
After a hard wreck at Brewerton Speedway the night before Johnson made a strong comeback to capture his 80th Super DIRTcar Series victory and collect the $10,000 payday at Weedsport Speedway over Sheppard, Fuller, Friesen and Wight.
“I watched the 9s come up on the leader board into second. I didn’t want to give him a chance so I went as fast as I could. I had no idea how much of a lead I had. All I knew was, whoever was in second, especially Matt, wanted to be first.”
After a streak of four wins in a row Sheppard was disappointed with how the race turned out but was happy for Johnson and his team.
“We didn’t draw a great number. It was kind of the same deal as last night and then worked our way through the front. We had a really good car but didn’t have anything for Danny tonight. Hats off to Danny, he needed this win.”
After a hard fought battle between him and Johnson for the lead early on, Fuller fell back a few spots but came back through late in the race to finish third.
“We were really good in the beginning then Danny lined up beside us with that small block and I think he was toying with us having a small block. We weren’t that good. I would say around lap twenty or thirty he got us. I went back a few more spots then my car got good enough again towards the end of the race. I think the car was good enough to be second but not to beat Danny.”
Race Notes: 40 modifieds attempted to qualify and 31 started the feature. Two cautions were brought out during the feature on lap 11 and lap 37. Johnson collected his 80th Super DIRTcar Series victory.
The Super DIRTcar Series will be making their first trip of the season to Fonda Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 24th.
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Super DIRTcar Series Statistical Report; Sept. 17, 2016; Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, N.Y.
A-Main (100 Laps) – 1. 27j-Danny Johnson, 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 3. 19-Tim Fuller, 4. 44-Stewart Friesen, 5. L99-Larry Wight, 6. 91-Billy Decker, 7. m88-Mike Mahaney, 8. p42-Pat Ward, 9. 1-Justin Haers, 10. 8r-Rob Bellinger, 11. 6m-Mat Williamson, 12. X-Chad Phelps, 13. h98-Jimmy Phelps, 14. 43-Keith Flach, 15. 6H-Max McLaughlin, 16. w19-Justin Wright, 17. 33-Ryan Arbithnot, 18. 07-Tim Kerr, 19. 1J-Mike O’Brien, 20. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 21. 7-Michael Maresca,
22. 02-Roy Bresnahan, 23. h18-Peter Britten, 24. 35-Frank Cozze, 25. 3B-Chad Brachmann, 26. 20-Brett Hearn, 27. 99-Ryan Phelps, 28. 56-Vince Vitale, 29. 84-Gary Tomkins, 30. 88-Dave Allen, 31. c32-Alan Johnson
Non-Qualifiers Race (10 laps) – 1. 84-Gary Tomkins, 2. 25h-Bobby Herrington, 3. 16-Mike Bowman, 4. 28p-Eldon Payne, 5. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 6. 4-Tim Murphy, 7. 88a-Joe August Jr.
Last Chance Showdown 2 (8 laps) – 1. 20-Brett Hearn, 2 02-Roy Bresnahan, 3. 33-Ryan Arbithnot, 4. 56-Vince Vitale, 5. 7-Michael Maresca, 6. 84-Gary Tomkins, 7. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 8. 16-Mike Bowman, 9. 28p-Eldon Payne, 10. 88a-Joe August Jr.
Last Chance Showdown 1 (8 Laps) – 1. 91-Billy Decker, 2. X-Chad Phelps, 3. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 4. 1j-Mike O’Brien, 5. 88-Dave Allen, 6. 4-Tim Murphy, 7. 99b-Chuck Bower, 8. 25h-Bobby Herringon, 9. 34-Andrew Ferguson
Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 2. 27j-Danny Johnson, 3. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 4. 3b-Chad Brachmann, 5. 35-Frank Cozze, 6. 33-Ryan Arbithnot, 7. 02-Roy Bresnahan, 8. 84-Gary Tomkins, 9. 16-Mike Bowman, 10. 28p-Eldon Payne
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. 19-Tim Fuller, 2. 07-Tim Kerr, 3. 19h-Peter Britten, 4. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 5. 99-Ryan Phelps, 6. 20-Brett Hearn, 7. 56-Vince Vitale, 8. 7-Michael Maresca, 9. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 10. 88a-Joe August Jr.
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. 43-Keith Flach, 2. 6-Mat Williamson, 3. 14j-Alan Johnson, 4. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 5. 44-Stewart Friesen, 6. X-Chad Phelps, 7. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 8. 99b-Chuck Bower, 9. 4-Tim Murphy, 10. 32c-Vic Coffey
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 8r-Rob Bellinger, 3. 19w-Justin Wright, 4. 42p-Pat Ward, 5. 1-Justin Haers, 6. 91-Billy Decker, 7. 1j-Mike O’Brien, 8. 34-Andrew Ferguson, 9. 25h-Bobby Herrington, 10. 88-Dave Allen
Group 4 Qualifier – 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 15.939; 2. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 16.160; 3. 3b-Chad Brachmann, 16.198; 4. 27j-Danny Johnson, 16.210; 5. 35-Frank Cozze, 16.258; 6. 16-Mike Bowman, 16.330; 7. 84-Gary Tomkins, 16.392; 8. 33-Ryan Arbithnot, 16.432; 9. 02-Roy Bresnahan, 16.710; 10. 28p-Eldon Payne, 16.916
Group 3 Qualifier – 1. 19-Tim Fuller, 15.920; 2. 07-Tim Kerr, 16.007; 3. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 16.179; 4. 18h-Peter Britten, 16.183; 5. 99-Ryan Phelps, 16.257; 6. 56-Vinc Vitale, 16.370; 7. 20-Brett Hearn, 16.375; 8. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 16.411; 9. 7-Michael Maresca, 16.486; 10. 88a-Joe August, Jr., 16.862
Group 2 Qualifier – 1. 43-Keith Flach, 16.005; 2. 6m-Mat Williamson, 16.071; 3. 14j-Alan Johnson, 16.092; 4. 44-Stewart Friesen, 16.202; 5. 99b-Chuck Bower, 16.237; 6. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 16.386; 7. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 16.412; 8. X-Chad Phelps, 16.460
Group 1 Qualifier – 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 15.658; 2. 8r-Rob Bellinger, 15.742; 3. 19w-Jutin Wight, 15.880; 4. 42p-Pat Ward, 15.936; 5. 1-Justin Haers, 16.013; 6. 1J-Mike O’Brien, 16.055; 7. 91-Billy Decker, 16.070 ;8. 88-Dave Allen, 16.323; 9. 34-Andrew Ferguson, 16.352; 10. 25h-Bobby Herrington, 16.596
The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Chevy Performance Parts and NAPA Auto Parts; in addition to contingency sponsors, including: ASI Race Wear, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust Systems, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mike’s Racing Heads, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD, Pole Position Raceway, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Beyea Headers, Racing Electronics and TNT Rescue.
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES
NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Racing Series presents…
BIG-BLOCK/358 MODIFIED $5,000 TO WIN MODS AT THE MADHOUSE AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
BECHTELSVILLE, PA – A frightening chill falls over the Grandview Speedway as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents MODS AT THE MADHOUSE on Saturday, October 15 — a thrilling three-division show headlined by a Big-Block/358 Modified Monster challenge – plus action from the Sportsman and the TSRS Sprint Car Series. Race time is set for 6 PM.
A staple of the Thunder Series calendar for over 15 years, the Halloween-themed event presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings will feature a 40-lap Big-Block/358 Modified feature event with a possible $5,000 top-prize going to the winner. The treats don’t stop there, with tenth place offering a $1,000 payday and a possible $500 to start. All area competitors are encouraged to attend, and there is NO ENTRY FEE.
Regular Grandview ghouls are expected to defend the Bechtelsville home turf including 2016 Track Champion, Craig VonDohren and recent Freedom 76 victor Jeff Strunk. Outsiders expected to haunt the hill include Billy Pauch Jr., Ryan Watt, Rick Laubach and Ryan Godown.
There is no entry fee, but competitors are encouraged to pre-enter by October 10th by calling 443-513-4456. Pre-entered competitors will compete for a $5,000 top prize and $500 to start. While non-pre-entered competitors will compete for a $4,000 top prize and $400 to start.
A widened rules package allows participation from all area Modified competitors, including Big and Small Block engine packages and both American Racer and Hoosier tires. For further rules information visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com
Joining the Modifieds on Saturday, October 15 will be the Sportsman, competing in a 25-lap feature event paying $1,300 to the winner plus qualifying events. 2016 Track Champion Jordan Henn and the 38-lap Freedom Sportsman winner Brandon Grosso are expected to compete. The TSRS Sprint Car Series joins the action with a 25-lap event, and the Blast from the Past Vintage Cars are included in the night’s activities.
All Sportsman and 305 Sprint Car competitors are welcome to attend with full qualifying heat races and a consolation event on the schedule.
Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween treats, a tradition of this event for many, many years. The Halloween Party remains a big part of this event.
General Admission ticket pricing for Saturday, October 15 is $25 for Adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & under are FREE! The pit fee is $35, and a license is not required.
Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Advanced ticket holders can enter at 3:30 PM; General Admission gates open at 4:00 PM, the first green flag flies at 6:00 PM.
Advance tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456. Please provide your name, the number of tickets you will need and a phone number. Tickets may be paid for and picked-up at the WILL CALL Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM a full half-hour before General Admission tickets go on sale.
Modified & Sportsman Tire Rules — American Racer or Hoosier Tires are allowed. No mixing of tire brands, competitors must run four of one brand. Any Track Stamp is welcome. American Racer Compounds: Fronts – 33 or harder, Left Rear – 44 or harder, Right Rear – 48 or 50. No Harder than a 50 compound will be allowed. Hoosier Tire Compound must be D300.
Modified Rules – Weights: 358 on Gas: 2,275 lbs., 358 on Alcohol: 2,375 lbs., Big Block: 2,500 lbs. ** No oxygenated gasoline. Standard body, NO Sail Panels, NO Open Small Blocks.
Sportsman Rules – Weights: Open Sportsman w/ Steel Wheels: 2,450 lbs., Open Sportsman w/ Aluminum Wheels: 2,500 lbs., Crate 604: 2,375 lbs., Crate 602 w/ Aluminum Wheels: 2,375 lbs. SAIL PANELS ARE PERMITTED.
Celebrating the 27th season of racing action, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series always includes fun for the fans with activities such as: Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience – where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet & Greet, JOE “THE PIZZA DUDE”, giveaways, fireworks, and appearances by the Thunder Girls. Jim Gallagher and GALCO Communications always take part in offering some special fun for the race fans.
NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with Thunder on the Hill as the Series title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Quaker Steak & Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 27 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 123 events over $4.2 million dollars has been divided up among the area’s fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legends Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.
About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 54th Anniversary season in 2016. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house.
INGRAHAM TAKES WALL STADIUM LADIES’ NIGHT MODIFIED WIN
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. September 17, 2016 – Shawna Ingraham was flying Saturday night and appropriately won the Downs Ford Modified stock car 40-lap main event during “Ladies’ Night” competition at Wall Stadium Speedway. It was the Brick resident’s second win of the season and the third Modified triumph of her career. She remains the only female to win in Modified competition since the speedway opened in 1950.
Ingraham wrestled Shaun Carrig of Little Falls at the opening green flag of the event before stretching a lead through the first 18 laps of the race. Four-time champion Chas Okerson of Freehold then challenged her on a restart and remained within striking distance before Anthony Sesely of Matawan advanced to second with ten laps remaining. Sesely tried to race into the lead on a restart but drifted high in turn two with point leader Steven Reed of Jackson and Okerson getting by for second and third.
Okerson was then able to get by Reed for second and chased Ingraham to the finish line. Sesely and Andrew Krause of Holmdel, who was forced to pit to change a flat tire earlier in the race, wrapped up the top five.
“I felt I couldn’t do the same thing on every restart so I tried to mix it up to keep them off guard,” Ingraham said of her restart strategy. “The car was very fast tonight and was handling well. That allowed me to change things up and stay out front.”
Howell’s Jimmy Blewett came from deep in the 19-car field to win the companion 30-lapper for the Snap On Sportsman cars. Dom Fattarusso of Brick led the first 17 laps before he and Blake Barney of Jackson touched on the front stretch with Barney taking the lead. Blewett was soon second and took over the lead with a diving pass in turn two on the 25th lap.
Blewett then fought off Tyler Truex of Mayetta on a late race restart before taking the win. Barney, Fattarusso and point leader Kevin Davison of Howell completed the top five.
The Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars battled in a pair of 25-lappers with “invaders” taking a win in each. In the first race Mike Alcaro of West Milford was tops over a top five of Joe McGrath of Middletown, Howell’s Robert French and Richie Davidowitz and Kevin Nowak, both of Medford, N.Y.
Davidowitz came back to win the nightcap while Nowak, Alcaro, French and point leader Louie Keraitis of Toms River wrapped up the top five.
Jerry Stanzione of Keansburg took the lead on lap 17 and went on to win a non-stop 25 lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Eatontown’s Ron Booth was providing the pressure in the closing laps with point leader Joe Mongeau of Brick, early leader Tim O’Shea of Wall and Manchester’s Scott Riggleman rounding out the top five.
Shanon Mongeau of Manchester hitched a ride in the Cole Ormsbee No. 19 and came from behind to win the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Model 25-lapper. Early leader Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Freehold’s Howie Conk, Bill Vanderveen of Beachwood and Bayville’s Mike Tillett were second through fifth.
Geoffrey Sutton of Easton, Pa. won the 25-lapper for the visiting TQ Midgets while Gabrielle Olender of Sayreville won her first ever race for the Sunday Series Champ Karts.
Stock car racing continues this Saturday night (Sept. 24) with “Fan Appreciation Night” action which features a late afternoon “On Track Party” where fans are welcome to walk the speedway, check out all the racecars and visit with the drivers starting at 4:30 p.m. In competition will be the Modifieds in a 40-lapper, the Sportsman cars in a 30-lapper and the Factory Stocks, Legend Cars, Limited Late Models and the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks all racing in 25-lappers. Grandstand seating opens one hour earlier at 4:00 p.m. with a $3 adult ticket discount from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. and feature racing begins at 7:00 p.m.
The complete updated regular season schedule, which runs on Saturday nights through October 1, is available at wallspeedwayracing.com as are the rules and regulations for all divisions. Post-season events, the “Spooky Spectacular” on October 15 and the Thanksgiving weekend “Turkey Derby,” are also being planned.
Wall Stadium is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400, the website is wallspeedwayracing.com and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.
MODIFIED FEAUTE – 40 Laps – 1. SHAWNA INGRAHAM, BRICK, 2. Chas Okerson, 3. Steven Reed, 4. Anthony Sesely, 5. Andrew Krause, 6. Derek Hopkinson, 7. Ron Frees, 8. Jimmy Blewett, 9. Shaun Carrig, 10. Chris Reynolds, 11. Jonathan Mandato, 12. Ed Delage, 13. Ken Matlach, 14. Jason Hearne, 15. Eric Mauriello
SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 30 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Tyler Truex, 3. Blake Barney, 4. Dom Fattarusso, 5. Kevin Davison, 6. Kenny Wan Wickle, 7. Ricky Collins, 8. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 9. Jonathan Laureigh, 10. Kenny Green, 11. Joe Cocca, 12. Dave Bailey, 13. Roland DeMartino, 14. Jimmy Wolcott, 15. Matt Langbein, 16. Tim Stephan, 17. Scott Brannick, 18. Rob Silver, 19. Todd Dige
1ST LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Joe McGrath, 3. Robert French, 4. Richie Davidowitz, 5. Kevin Nowak, 6. Nick Van Wickle, 7. Louie Keraitis, 8. Peter Bruno, 9. Malcolm Campbell, 10. Joe Fresco, 11. Chris Gall, 12. Steve Woytysiak, 13. Ron Merlino, 14. Brian Russell, 15. Tom Stavola
2ND LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. RICHIE DAVIDOWTIZ, MEDFORD, NY, 2. Nowak, 3. Alcaro, 4. French, 5. Keraitis, 6. McGrath, 7. Van Wickle, 8. Gall, 9. Bruno, 10. Fresco, 11. Campbell, 12. Russell, 13. Stavola, 14. Merlino, 15. Woytysiak
FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JERRY STANZIONE, KEANSBURG, 2. Ron Booth, 3. Joe Mongeau, 4. Tim O’Shea, 5. Scott Riggleman, 6. Gerry Koenig, 7. Scott Maher, 8. Joey Helberg, 9. Richie Byrne, 10. Rick Siddons, 11. Tom Rajkowski, 12. John Carpenter, 13. Matt Badessa, 14. Rob Longo
LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, 2. Brian Doyle, 3. Howie Conk, 4. Bill Vanderveen, 5. Mike Tillett, 6. Michelle Moorman, 7. Glen Conk, 8. Greg Gastelu
NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY NEWS
New Egypt Speedway
Route 539, New Egypt, NJ
Track Phone: 609-758-1900
Contact: Mike Wisniewski – Wiz Motorsports Communications, 856-982-5137
PAUCH, JR. POWERS TO A WIN AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY’S ALL STAR EVENT
New Egypt, NJ (September 18, 2016) – At New Egypt Speedway’s fourth annual All Star Cup event, Billy Pauch, Jr. powered to the win in the 358 Modified feature. Ryan Godown was the victor in the main event for the Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprints. Jim Housworth topped the field in the Sportsman feature. The Crate Modified feature was won by Matt Stangle.
As the 50-lap Modified feature got underway, polesitter Jeff Strunk grabbed the lead with Billy Pauch, Jr. in second. After a side-by-side battle, Pauch, Jr. slipped by Strunk to gain the top running spot on the fifth lap. With ten circuits recorded, Pauch, Jr, had developed a comfortable lead with Strunk, John McClelland, Jimmy Horton and Ryan Godown next in line. By lap fifteen, Pauch, Jr. was knifing his way through lap traffic as McClelland was tracking down Strunk for the runner-up position. After a multi-lap tussle for the runner-up position, McClelland edged by Strunk on the twenty-first tour to assume second place. Three laps later, Strunk regained the spot. On the next circuit, the sizeable advantage that Pauch, Jr. had established was wiped out as the yellow flag waved for a halfway point fuel stop. When action resumed, Pauch, Jr. remained in control with Godown jumping into second and McClelland in third. As he did in the first half of the race, Pauch, Jr. began to pull away from the field. With ten circuits to go, Pauch, Jr was slicing his way through lap traffic with Godown narrowing the gap. On lap forty-three, the yellow lights were lit as Rick Laubach stopped on the backstretch. As the green flag waved, Pauch, Jr. repelled Godown to keep his lead with McClelland, Dominick Buffalino and Strunk in pursuit. The final caution period of the race took place on the forty-fifth revolution as PJ Oliver’s ride stopped. Following the single file restart, Pauch, Jr. maintained his position and continued to pace the field to the checkered flag. For Pauch, Jr., the victory was his fifth of the year at New Egypt Speedway and his second career All Star Cup win. Godown completed the race in second with Buffalino finishing in third. A strong run resulted in McClelland crossing the line in fourth place. Strunk came home in fifth. Buffalino, Strunk, and Danny Bouc won the 358 Modified heat races. Ryan Krachun took the checkered flag in the consolation contest.
For the fifth time in 2016, Ryan Godown was the victor in the Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprint main event. Heidi Heddin led the first four circuits of the 20-lap main event before Johnny Cornell took over. Godown, who started the contest in twelfth place, charged past Cornell for the lead on the thirteenth tour. Cornell, who announced his retirement from racing, finished in second place. Third place was taken by Bobby Butler. The top five was completed by Heddin and Brian Spencer. The qualifying events in the Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprints division were taken by Lee Nardelli and Butler.
In the 25-lap Sportsman feature, Jim Housworth collected his fifth career win at New Egypt Speedway. Art Liedl led the pack for the opening eleven circuits. On lap twelve, ninth place starting Steve Davis darted to the front. Following a caution period on the nineteenth revolution, Housworth outdueled Davis to gain the lead. In the final laps, Housworth kept his advantage to grab his first win at New Egypt Speedway since 2013. Second place was claimed by Bob Lineman, Jr. With Davis taking third, Brandon Grosso was fourth and Matt Stangle took fifth. Davis and Art Liedl were victors in the Sportsman heat races.
Matt Stangle, the 2015 New Egypt Speedway Rookie champion, sped to the victory in the 25-lap Crate Modified feature. Jeremy Martino started the race in front and paced the field until John Aumick took over on the twelfth lap. On the next tour, Stangle worked his way past Aumick and led the race for the remaining distance. Aumick took the runner-up spot with Ebby Ridge completing the event in third. Frank Dorry, Jr. and Ryan Simmons filled out the top five. The Crate Modified heat race winners were Stangle and Jordan Cox.
New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from roast beef sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.
For more information, visit online: www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway.
NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Heat 1 – 1. Dominick Buffalino 2. John McClelland 3. Doug Manmiller 4. Willie Osmun 5. Duane Howard 6. Chad Barney
Heat 2 – 1. Jeff Strunk 2. Ryan Godown 3. Billy Pauch, Jr. 4. Ryan Grim 5. Jimmy Horton 6. Andrew Bohn
Heat 3 – 1. Danny Bouc 2. PJ Oliver 3. David Van Horn 4. Lou Cicconi 5. Billy VanInwegen 6. Wade Hendrickson
Consolation – 1. Ryan Krachun 2. Rick Laubach 3. Clay Butler 4. John Willman 5. DJ Ruppert 6. Jim Britt
DNQ: Tad Cox, Chuck Potts
358 MODIFIEDS – 50 LAPS FEATURE
1. BILLY PAUCH, JR. 2. Ryan Godown 3. Dominick Buffalino 4. John McClelland 5. Jeff Strunk 6. David Van Horn 7. Doug Manmiller 8. Ryan Grim 9. Ryan Krachun 10. Billy VanInwegen 11. Duane Howard 12. Jimmy Horton 13. Rick Laubach 14. Lou Cicconi 15. Jim Britt 16. Clay Butler 17. Andrew Bohn 18. Chad Barney 19. PJ Oliver 20. Danny Bouc 21. Willie Osmun 22. Wade Hendrickson 23. John Willman 24. DJ Ruppert
Burlington County Overhead Door NEWS Sprints
Heat 1 – 1. Lee Nardelli 2. Chris Moll 3. Lou Cicconi 4. Brody Adamsky 5. Larry Ricci 6. Jermain Godshall
Heat 2 – 1. Bobby Butler 2. Johnny Cornell 3. Heidi Heddin 4. Rich Mellor 5. Brian Spencer 6. Al Cheney
BURLINGTON COUNTY OVERHEAD DOOR NEWS SPRINTS – 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. RYAN GODOWN 2. Johnny Cornell 3. Bobby Butler 4. Heidi Heddin 5. Brian Spencer 6. Lou Cicconi 7. Rich Mellor 8. Lee Nardelli 9. Wayne Weaver 10. Chris Moll 11. Al Cheney 12. Jermain Godshall 13. Duane Nixon 14. Larry Ricci 15. Brody Adamsky
Heat 1 – 1. Steve Davis 2. Will Dupree 3. Matt Stangle 4. Ryan Lilick 5. Rocco Infante 6. Alan Bleacher
Heat 2 – 1. Art Liedl 2. Bob Lineman, Jr. 3. Eric Kormann 4. Jim Housworth 5. Kyle Lilick 6. Roger Manning
SPORTSMAN – 25 LAPS FEATURE
1. JIM HOUSWORTH 2. Bob Lineman, Jr. 3. Steve Davis 4. Brandon Grosso 5. Matt Stangle 6. Art Liedl 7. Eric Kormann 8. Cale Ross 9. Bill Liedtka 10. Roger Manning 11. Mickey Kessler 12. Rocco Infante 13. Will Dupree 14. Kyle Lilick 15. Chris Grbac 16. Dakota Kessler 17. Jimmy Amato 18. Ryan Lilick 19. Stan Ploski
DNS: Alan Bleacher
Heat 1 – 1. Matt Stangle 2. Tom Tanner 3. Jeremy Martino 4. Eric Palmer 5. Dakota Kessler 6. Ryan Simmons 7. Frank Dorry, Jr. 8. Shawn Ratchford 9. Johnny Bangs
Heat 2 – 1. Jordan Cox 2. John Aumick 3. Jason Bittner 4. Brandon Grosso 5. Kyle Kania 6. Dan Fleming 7. Devin Dodson 8. Alonzo Morales 9. Matt Knaub
CRATE MODIFIEDS – 25 LAPS FEATURE
1. MATT STANGLE 2. John Aumick 3. Ebby Ridge 4. Frank Dorry, Jr. 5. Ryan Simmons 6. Jason Bittner 7. John Criscione 8. Jordan Cox 9. Kyle Kania 10. Jeremy Martino 11. Alonzo Morales 12. Walt McIntyre 13. Matt Knaub 14. Dan Fleming 15. Brandon Grosso 16. Johnny Bangs 17. Devin Dodson 18. Shawn Ratchford 19. Eric Palmer 20. Rich Jones
DQ: Tom Tanner, Dakota Kessler
DNS: Billy Osmun, III
Story by Tony Veneziano
Contact: Cristina Córdova
World of Outlaws PR
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Hard-Fought Win: Joey Saldana victorious for second straight time in FVP Missouri High Banked Nationals
OSBORN, Mo. – Sept. 17, 2016 – Joey Saldana has long been known as one of the most fit drivers on the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. All of that fitness came in handy on Saturday night as Saldana was victorious over Jason Johnson, another driver that puts a large emphasis on physical training. The pair waged a thrilling duel late in the race on a blazing fast and very physically demanding track at U.S. 36 Raceway in the FVP Missouri High Banked Nationals for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and National Sprint League.
The win for Saldana was his second straight at U.S. 36 Raceway and the fifth of the 2016 season. Also, it was his first victory since June 22. Saldana now has 99 career A-Feature wins with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as he looks to become just the sixth driver in series history to cross the century mark. The win was also special for Saldana as it was his son, Ragan’s, sixth birthday.
“This is unbelievable,” said Saldana. “I’ve been struggling as of late. Actually, I’ve been struggling all year, not as of late. We’ had some really good cars and Dennis and Teresa Roth give me great equipment to come out here and compete at a high level. This is what I wanted I just haven’t been doing a good enough job. At least tonight, we did a good job and finished the whole night off. I’m here racing and he’s not here at least I can take him home a trophy.”
Saldana started second and took the lead from Danny Lasoski on a lap-five double-file restart. He charged to the high side in turns one and two, after restarting on the top-side of the ultra-high-banked three-eighths-mile. Saldana then encountered lapped traffic for much of the remainder of the 35-lap contest.
The final caution of the night came out on lap-16, with Saldana choosing the high line for the double-file restart. Lasoski dove low in turns one and two and nearly took the lead on the restart. A couple of laps later, Johnson closed on Lasoski and the pair battled for second.
Once Johnson moved to second, he quickly closed on Saldana and nearly took the lead a couple of times, while bouncing through some holes in turns one and two. Over the final five laps, Johnson nearly took the top spot from Saldana on several occasions. Both drivers were very complimentary of each other in terms of their physical prowess.
“Jason Johnson has been working out this year, and I’ve been working out quite a bit, and I’ve always worked out a lot since I got hurt,” noted Saldana. “It definitely pays off in situations like this. Really, the biggest thing was making sure you didn’t make a mistake. At the end, I knew if I tried too hard and did something stupid I would lose the race. I just to be patient, be smart and got it done tonight.”
The win for Saldana was the first since veteran crew chief Tyler Swank joined the Roth Motorsports team towards the end of the West Coast Swing. Swank previously had a successful run with Kerry Madsen, who was Saldana’s teammate in the Gold Cup Race of Champions last weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway in California.
“We’re actually running the KPC that [Kerry] Madsen ran at Chico [Silver Dollar Speedway],” said Saldana. “I think it’s a little better fit for Tyler Swank, who we have turning the wrenches on this thing. Tonight it paid off and it definitely was a nice piece to drive.”
Johnson continued his strong second half of the season in the Priority Aviation/ Mesilla Valley Transportation machine, finishing second. The native of Eunice, Louisiana, started fourth and ran among the top-four for the entire 35-lap distance. At some points in the late going, he had a couple of wheels off the ground as he battled the challenging track.
“That was a lot of fun,” said Johnson. “Look at Joey, he’s as fit as can be. He does CrossFit and works out. He wasn’t going to lay down for sure. I stuffed it in there a few times and gave it my best effort. I want to thank all of the great Missouri fans as well for coming out tonight.”
Dating back to the end of July, Johnson has now finished in the top-10 in 16 of the last 17 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races. During that stretch he has three wins and six top-three finishes.
“Everyone has worked their tails off all year and it seems like we have come into form the last month and have been picking up speed,” noted the winner of this year’s Knoxville Nationals. :It’s a lot of fun from our standpoint. I couldn’t be more of my entire team.”
David Gravel used a late race charge to finish on the podium in the third position aboard the Big Game Treestands machine on Saturday night. The 24-year-old had a close call on the opening lap as he got some airtime, with his left rear wheel getting off the ground. He recovered from that and was able to run consistent laps to stay among the lead pack.
“It was real physical tonight,” said Gravel. “I normally don’t get tired with my hands and tonight I was gripping (the steering wheel) so hard to just not let go. We did a lot to free up the car and it seemed like we did it all. The crew gave me an awesome car. You just had to ‘Man up’ there. It was just one of those things where you had to ‘Man up’ and drive the car. We’ll take third after where we ran last night and move on.”
Shane Stewart finished fourth on Saturday night, using a strong surge on the final restart to work his way into the top-five. Brad Sweet finished fifth and is now tied with Gravel for the third spot in points. Lasoski, who led the first four laps finished sixth, with Donny Schatz seventh, and Kraig Kinser eighth. Daryn Pittman crossed the line ninth and holds a slim three-point edge over Gravel and Sweet in the battle for second in points. Kerry Madsen rounded out the top-10.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Wednesday, September 21 at Hartford Speedway in Michigan, for an event that was postponed by rain back in July.
U.S. 36 Raceway Notebook
RACE NOTES: Joey Saldana repeats what he did the last time the World of Outlaws Craftsman@ Series was at U.S. 36 Raceway in 2009, and wins the FVP Missouri High-Banked Nationals. From the very start Saldana battled Danny Lasoski for the lead, taking it from him on a restart 4 laps in. Jason Johnson and David Gravel followed him into Victory Lane.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 22 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7), Clay County Fair Speedway on September 16; David Gravel – 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Daryn Pittman – 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet – 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart – 6 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9); Joey Saldana – 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22, U.S. 36 Raceway on September 17); Jason Johnson – 3 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13, El Paso County Raceway on September 14); Lance Dewease – 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Rico Abreu – 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Bill Balog – 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah – 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Terry McCarl – 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart – 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides – 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson – 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).
World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; U.S. 36 Raceway; Sept 17, 2016
A-Main – (35 Laps) 1. 83-Joey Saldana  [$10,000]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson  [$5,500]; 3. 5-David Gravel  [$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart  [$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet  [$2,500]; 6. 2L-Danny Lasoski  [$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz  [$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser  [$2,100]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman  [$2,050]; 10. 17W-Kerry Madsen  [$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen  [$1,500]; 12. 21-Brian Brown  [$1,200]; 13. 2KS-Craig Dollansky  [$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides  [$1,050]; 15. 55-Brooke Tatnell  [$1,000]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson  [$900]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart  [$800]; 18. 17-Josh Baughman  [$800]; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel  [$800]; 20. 75-Glen Saville  [$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen  [$800]; 22. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg  [$800]; 23. 7W-Tasker Phillips  [$800]; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson  [$800];
Lap Leaders: Danny Lasoski 1-4, Joey Saldana 5-35;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Jason Sides [+10]
Qualifying – 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 10.636; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.646; 3. 83-Joey Saldana, 10.649; 4. 5-David Gravel, 10.651; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.659; 6. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 10.712; 7. 17W-Kerry Madsen, 10.730; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 10.740; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.762; 10. 21-Brian Brown, 10.788; 11. 2KS-Craig Dollansky, 10.800; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.815; 13. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.817; 14. 17-Josh Baughman, 10.834; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.834; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.871; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 10.910; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 10.958; 19. 7-Terry McCarl, 10.962; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 10.985; 21. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 11.013; 22. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 11.022; 23. 10-Dakota Hendrickson, 11.131; 24. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.142; 25. 13-Clyde Knipp, 11.223; 26. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 11.251; 27. 19W-Bobby Weuve, 11.421; 28. 75-Glen Saville, 11.563; 29. 7S-Jason Sides, nt
Heat 1 – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 41-Jason Johnson ; 2. 5-David Gravel ; 3. 17W-Kerry Madsen ; 4. 15-Donny Schatz ; 5. 21-Brian Brown ; 6. 18-Ian Madsen ; 7. 7-Terry McCarl ; 8. 7W-Tasker Phillips ; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp ; 10. 75-Glen Saville 
Heat 2 – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 49-Brad Sweet ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 3. 2-Shane Stewart ; 4. 2KS-Craig Dollansky ; 5. 17-Josh Baughman ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson ; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson ; 8. 71A-R.J. Johnson ; 9. 10-Dakota Hendrickson ; 10. 7S-Jason Sides 
Heat 3 – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 83-Joey Saldana ; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski ; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart ; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 7. 55-Brooke Tatnell ; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg ; 9. 19W-Bobby Weuve 
Craftsman Club Dash – (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) 1. 2L-Danny Lasoski ; 2. 83-Joey Saldana ; 3. 5-David Gravel ; 4. 41-Jason Johnson ; 5. 49-Brad Sweet ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser 
Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 55-Brooke Tatnell  [-]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson  [-]; 3. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg  [-]; 4. 7W-Tasker Phillips  [-]; 5. 75-Glen Saville  [-]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides  [-]; 7. 71A-R.J. Johnson  [$300]; 8. 19W-Bobby Weuve  [$250]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp  [$225]; 10. 7-Terry McCarl  [$200]; 11. 10-Dakota Hendrickson  [$200]