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STEVE BUCKWALTER AND JEFF GEIGES WIN OPEN WHEEL SPECTACULAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON SUNDAY NIGHT
BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 21, 2014. . . The results of the second Open Wheel Spectacular at Grandview Speedway have been written in the record books. While that chapter may be closed, it is not likely that the talk about this racing event will end any time soon.
Race fans saw Steve Buckwalter set a blistering pace on his way to his second consecutive win in American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) action on the high banks of the Grandview Speedway Sunday night. The Tri-State Race Savers (TSRS) Sprint Car feature saw three different leaders during the final six laps with multiple lead changes on several laps before Jeff Geiges took command and the win.
Current ARDC point leader, Steven Drevicki and Alex Bright led the field of wingless midgets to the green flag with Bright using the outside line to take the lead on lap one. Bright ran and hid from the field as he extended his lead lap after lap. Bright was already reeling in the back of the field by lap eight as Drevicki, Brenden Bright, Tim Buckwalter and Ryan Watt raced in the top five.
But disaster would strike for the young Collegeville, PA driver on lap eleven. Bright was preparing to negotiate his way through lapped traffic when contact was made between the Lightcap Electric #77 and the car driven by Eric Heydenreich. Bright took a wild ride in turn two before coming to rest on the inside of the track. Bright exited the car uninjured but his bid for his third ARDC win of the season ended before the half way mark.
Drevicki took the lead on the restart as Brenden Bright and Tim Buckwalter battled for second in front of Watt. Tim Buckwalter took over second when the pair raced through turn three. Steve Buckwalter slid into third before the half way mark. After a two lap battle with Tim Buckwalter, Steve Buckwalter moved up to second. The caution waved for Tyler Brehm who sat on the infield just off of turn four.
Drevicki now had Steve Buckwalter on his back bumper for the single file restart. Drevicki led through lap fifteen but Buckwalter took the lead for good on the next go round.
Drevicki held off Tim Buckwalter’s challenges to finish second. Brenden Bright followed S. Buckwalter, Drevicki and T. Buckwalter across the finish line with Kyle Lick completing the top five at the checkered.
Kyle Purks and Rick Stief paced the field of TSRS Sprint Cars to the green flag with Purks quickly exerting his muscle to take the lead.
A red flag brought the racing to a half on the first lap as Scott Frack made hard contact with the wall coming out of turn two before going over. Frack escaped injury but his race ended prematurely on this night. Adam Carberry, the feature winner in the first Sunday night Open Wheel Spectacular, exited the race as a result of wing damage incurred in the same incident. Tim Tanner, who was the TSRS point leader coming into this race, exited under the lap one stop with motor issues.
Purks went into the lead on the complete restart and caught the rear of the field on lap six. Even with lapped traffic to hinder his progress, Purks continued to pull away. With ten laps complete, Jeff Gieges ran in second and began to close the gap on Purks while two time TSRS Champion, Mike Haggenbottom raced in third.
Stef Palmai drew a caution when she ran into problems with seventeen laps complete, setting up a single file restart with just eight laps left to run.
Purks had Geiges, Haggenbottom, Tom Carberry Jr. and Ryan Stillwaggon lined up nose to tail right behind him as he led the field back to green flag racing.
And then things got interesting. Purks led lap eighteen as Geiges took a look to the inside. Haggenbottom took his car to the outside, passed Geiges for second and then took the lead from Purks to lead lap nineteen. Purks came right back to take the lead as the field exited turn two. Haggenbottom was back in front as he and Purks crossed the line on the next lap but the lead changed hands around the speedway. Haggenbottom was scored as the race leader on laps twenty-one through lap twenty-three when Jeff Geiges overtook Purks for second and then passed Haggenbottom for the lead. Haggenbottom fought back and regained the lead momentarily before Geiges took the lead and led the way to the checkered flag.
It was Geiges for the win followed by Haggenbottom, T. Carberry, Purks and Brennflect.
The third Open Wheel Spectacular of the season is set for Sunday, August 31st again featuring the TSRS Sprints and ARDC Midgets. Racing will start at 7:30 p.m.
This Saturday, July 26th, 7:30 p.m. Atlas Paving Corporation of Wayne, NJ will sponsor the night which will feature the Pepsi-Bashore Challenge One-on-One Modified Challenge races along with a full card of NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and as the gates are opened the popular Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet will be presented featuring modified standout Duane Howard along with father and son Late Model racers Lou Egrie Sr. and Jr. Again this Saturday fans will have the opportunity to win valuable tickets for the NASCAR race events being presented at Pocono Raceway on August 2nd and 3rd topped by the GoBowling 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Tickets are courtesy of WNPV-1440AM Radio of Lansdale and Pocono Raceway.
ARDC WINGLESS MIDGET FEATURE RESULTS (25 LAPS) 1. Steve Buckwalter 2. Steven Drevicki 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Brenden Bright 5. Kyle Lick 6. Nick Wean 7. Trevor Kobylarz 8. Brett Arndt 9. PJ Gargiulo 10. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 11. Tony DiMattia 12. Tommy Kunsman Jr. 13. Austin Burke 14. Clayton Glassman 15. Brian Gilmore 16. Greg Fitzpatrick 17. Ryan Watt 18. Tyler Brehm 19. Alex Bright 20. Eric Heydenreich 21. Brett Wanner
HILBORN TRI-STATE RACE SAVER 305 WINGED SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 LAPS) 1. Jeff Geiges 2 Mike Haggenbottom 3. Tommy Carberry Jr. 4. Kyle Purks 5. Jon Brennflect 6. Ryan Stillwaggon 7. Rick Stief 8.. Jon Haegele 9. Bryant Davis 10. Mike Esposito 11. Eddie Wager 12. Dave Brown 13. Sean Kirkpatrick 14. Stephanie Stevens 15. Dave Graber 16. Mares Stellfox 17. Scott Krauss 18. Ian Detweiler 19. Harris Kohen 20. Stef Palmai 21. Karl Freyer 22. Shane Smith 23. Tim Tanner 24. Scott Frack 25. Adam Carberry
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com. Also on Twitter97@grandviewspeedway and www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedwayinc.
Saturday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. Atlas Paving Night featuring the Pepsi-Bashore Modified Challenge along with Sportsman and Late Models.
Tuesday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Pole Buildings 17th Annual Traffic Jam Race of Champions - Modifieds and 410 Sprints
Saturday, August 2, 7:30 p.m. WNPV-1440AM Radio Night featuring NASCAR Whelen 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage Cars.
Saturday, August 9, 7:30 p.m. Forrest Rogers Memorial Presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings for NASCAR 358 Modifieds plus Sportsman racing. RCN-TV Coverage
Sunday, August 10, 1 p.m. Outlaw Enduro Racing and Blast from the Past Vintage Cars
All regular Saturday night racing events have a ticket price of $15 for adults with youngsters 12 and under admitted free. Active military with proper ID are admitted free.
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AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 19, 2014 - Haubstadt, Indiana - Tri-State Speedway - 27th “Indiana Sprint Week”
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-13.203; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.516; 3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.542; 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-13.583; 5. Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-13.614; 6. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-13.640; 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.649; 8. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.653; 9. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-13.655; 10. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-13.710; 11. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-13.846; 12. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.905; 13. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.948; 14. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.985; 15. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.994; 16. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.00517. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.040; 18. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-14.079; 19. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.097; 20. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-14.117; 21. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-14.259; 22. Kent Schmidt, 5k, Schmidt-14.260; 23. Donnie Brackett, 4B, Brackett-14.275; 24. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.306; 25. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-14.429; 26. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.443; 27. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-14.443; 28. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.448; 29. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-14.456; 30. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-14.567; 31. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-14.941; 32. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-15.179; 33. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.191; 34. Brian Wallace, 27, Wallace-15.828; 35. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-NT; 36. Bradley Sterrett, 90, Leer-NT.
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Cummins, 2. Thomas, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Leary, 5. Andretti, 6. Smith, 7. Moore, 8. Cockrum. 2:17.43
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. McGhee, 2. Ballou, 3. Bacon, 4. Clayton, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Schmidt, 7. Briscoe, 8. Farney, 9. Wallace. 2:17.11
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Hines, 3. Stockon, 4. Clauson, 5. Brackett, 6. Boespflug, 7. Coons, 8. Roa, 9. Waugh. 2:21.28
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mattox, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Darland, 4. Grant, 5. Dakus, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Shuman, 8. C.Short.
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Coons, 3. Shuman, 4. Brackett, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Cockrum, 7. Schmidt, 8. Briscoe, 9. C.Short, 10. Roa, 11. Smith, 12. J.Vander Weerd, 13. Dakus, 14. Farney, 15. Waugh, 16. Moore, 17. Andretti, 18. Wallace. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Kyle Cummins, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Daron Clayton, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. C.J. Leary, 10. Chad Boespflug, 11. Dave Darland, 12. Chris Windom, 13. Richard Vander Weerd, 14. Chase Stockon, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Donnie Brackett, 18. Shane Cockrum, 19. Tracy Hines, 20. Justin Grant, 21. Max McGhee, 22. Jace Vander Weerd, 23. Casey Shuman. NT0
**Stockon flipped during qualifying.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Ballou, Laps 8-14 Cummins, Laps 15-30 Ballou.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Darland-1,360, 2-Bacon-1,355, 3-Clauson-1,326, 4-Stanbrough-1,261, 5-Stockon-1,168, 6-Hines-1,111, 7-Grant-1,101, 8-Windom-1,092, 9-Schuerenberg-1,066, 10-Leary-959.
FINAL INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Clauson-424, 2-Ballou-394, 3-Darland-391, 4-Bacon-357, 5-Stanbrough-354, 6-Windom-351, 7-Grant-315, 8-Schuerenberg-298, 9-Stockon-279, 10-Coons-264.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACES: August 21-22-23 - Kokomo (IN) Speedway - “Sprint Car Smackdown”
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FILLED WITH EXCITING RACING ACTION AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
With three big events of auto racing planned for Grandview Speedway this weekend there should be something for everyone and all offered at very reasonable ticket prices. Tonight (Saturday) 7:30 p.m. Hatfield Quality Meats offers a tripleheader card of NASCAR stock car racing. At noon on Sunday, July 20th, the Outlaw Enduro racers are in action along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Cars and that evening, 7:30 p.m. the TSRS Winged Sprints and ARDC Wingless Midgets will be in action.
Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and that will also be the starting time for the fan pleasing Low Down and Dirty Internet Radio Show sponsored Meet and Greet and will feature Modified standout Doug Manmiller, six time Late Model champion Chuck Schutz and Sportsman talent Tom “Elvis” Miller. Adult admission is $15 while youngsters 12 and under are admitted free.
Racing action will include the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars.
Fans will have the opportunity to win tickets to NASCAR race events at Pocono Raceway on the weekend of August 2-3 courtesy of WNPV-1440AM Radio and Pocono Raceway where the GoBowling 400 will be presented for NASCAR Sprint Cup cars on August 3.
Then on Sunday at noon the always exciting Outlaw Enduros will be featured in two 100-lap features (one for big cars and one for small cars) and a 10 lap feature for the Lady racers. The Blast from the Past Vintage Cars will race in two 15-lap features and the adult admission for all this is just $10 while youngsters 12 and under are admitted free.
On Sunday night Grandview Speedway will be host to the second Open Wheel Spectacular of the season as the Hilborn Tri-State Race Saver (TSRS) 305 Winged Sprint Cars join forces with the wingless midgets of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC).
Adult admission for the Sunday, July 20th event is a low $15 while youngsters 6 through 12 pay just $5. Kids under 6 are admitted free. And there is always free parking on the speedway grounds.
Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing getting under way promptly at 7:30pm. Fans are invited to the pre-race Meet & Greet, hosted by the Low Down and Dirty Internet radio show. Included in the Sunday night session will be sprint car racers Tommy Carberry and lady racer Mares Stellfox along with midget racing talents Brandon Bright and Shawn Jackson. And when the racing action is completed everyone is invited to visit with the racers in the pit area.
Kelly Fuel will again be awarding fuel to top competitors in both the TSRS and ARDC midget racing action. A total of 60 gallons of fuel will be divided between five competitors in each division of competition.
Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay oval, is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA, just 10 miles north of Pottstown off Route 100. Information on all racing events can be had by telephoning 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com. Grandview Speedway can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 18, 2014 - Bloomington, Indiana - Bloomington Speedway - 27th “Indiana Sprint Week”
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-10.920; 2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-10.935; 3. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-10.945; 4. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-10.946; 5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-10.951; 6. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-10.995; 7. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-10.997; 8. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-11.017; 9. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-11.021; 10. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-11.027; 11. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-11.054; 12. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-11.056; 13. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.062; 14. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-11.074; 15. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-11.108; 16. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-11.119; 17. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-11.119; 18. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-11.123; 19. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-11.138; 20. Jordan Kinser, 5k, Kinser-11.147; 21. Carson Short, 21, Short-11.156; 22. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-11.157; 23. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-11.183; 24. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-11.218; 25. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-11.223; 26. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-11.225; 27. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-11.260; 28. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-11.288; 29. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-11.322; 30. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-11.338; 31. Bradley Sterrett, 90, Leer-11.362; 32. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-11.384; 33. Jared Fox, 56, Fox-11.390; 34. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-11.459; 35. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-11.466; 36. Chris Babcock, 35x, Babcock-11.485; 37. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-11.553; 38. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-11.603; 39. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-11.607; 40. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-11.690; 41. Nick Johnson, 15J, Johnson-11.901; 42. Steve Thomas, 20T, Thomas-12.331; 43. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-NT.
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Leary, 5. Barrow, 6. C.Short, 7. Gurley, 8. Fox, 9. Waugh, 10. Johnson, 11. Boespflug. NT
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Cottle, 2. Darland, 3. Windom, 4. Stockon, 5. Jackson, 6. Smith, 7. S.Thomas, 8. Hines, 9. Beauchamp, 10. B.Short, 11. Coons. NT
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. K.Thomas, 2. Grant, 3. Clauson, 4. Shuman, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Sterrett, 7. Courtney, 8. Roa, 9. Andretti, 10. Farney. NT
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mattox, 2. Briscoe, 3. Ballou, 4. Jarrett, 5. Bland, 6. Dakus, 7. Babcock, 8. J.Vander Weerd, 9. Meseraull, 10. Kinser. NT
QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps) 1. Babcock, 2. Roa, 3. Jackson, 4. Gurley, 5. Johnson, 6. Farney, 7. S.Thomas, 8. Dakus. NT
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. Andretti, 4. Barrow, 5. C.Short, 6. Coons, 7. Sterrett, 8. Hines, 9. Waugh, 10. Jackson, 11. Roa, 12. Courtney, 13. J.Vander Weerd, 14. Gurley, 15. Fox, 16. B.Short, 17. Babcock. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 3. Dave Darland, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Casey Shuman, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Brody Roa, 13. Carson Short, 14. Chad Boespflug, 15. Chase Briscoe, 16. Ethan Barrow, 17. Brady Bacon, 18. Tyler Courtney, 19. Logan Jarrett, 20. Kevin Thomas Jr., 21. Brandon Mattox, 22. Tracy Hines, 23. Shane Cottle, 24. Jarett Andretti, 25. Chase Stockon. NT
B.Short flipped during the second heat. Hines flipped on lap 10 of the feature. Courtney flipped on lap 25 of the feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Darland, Laps 11-24 Schuerenberg, Laps 25-30 Clauson.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Darland-1,323, 2-Bacon-1,299, 3-Clauson-1,266, 4-Stanbrough-1,195, 5-Stockon-1,137, 6-Hines-1,089, 7-Grant-1,083, 8-Windom-1,055, 9-Schuerenberg-1,014, 10-Leary-918.
NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Clauson-364, 2-Darland-354, 3-Ballou-326, 4-Windom-314, 5-Bacon-301, 6-Grant-297, 7-Stanbrough-288, 8-Stockon-248, 9-Schuerenberg-246, 10-Hines-227.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 19 - Haubstadt, IN - Tri-State Speedway - 27th Indiana Sprint Week”
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 17, 2014 - Putnamville, Indiana - Lincln Park Speedway - 27th “Indiana Sprint Week”
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.282; 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-12.317; 3. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-12.436; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-12.449; 5. A.J. Hopkins, 14H, Hopkins-12.450; 6. Thomas Meseraull, 41, SST-12.475; 7. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-12.529; 8. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-12.548; 9. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-12.582; 10. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-12.600; 11. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-12.616; 12. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-12.626; 13. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.749; 14. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-12.759; 15. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.778; 16. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-12.781; 17. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-12.795; 18. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-12.854; 19. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-12.859; 20. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.880; 21. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-12.900; 22. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-12.934; 23. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-12.963; 24. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-13.010; 25. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-13.043; 26. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.055; 27. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-13.067; 28. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-13.132; 29. Carson Short, 21, Short-13.149; 30. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.167; 31. Jay Waugh, 99a, Waugh-13.229; 32. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.234; 33. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.234; 34. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.246; 35. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-13.247; 36. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-13.375; 37. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.426; 38. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-13.651; 39. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-13.679; 40. Mike Gass, 17G, Gass-13.684; 41. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.691; 42. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.708; 43. Eric Burns, 99, Gasway-14.136; 44. Daron Clayton, 85, Terry-NT.
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Courtney, 2. Meseraull, 3. Farney, 4. Windom, 5. Mattox, 6. Bacon, 7. Stockon, 8. R.Vander Weerd, 9. Jarrett, 10. Smith, 11. Gurley. NT
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shuman, 2. Darland, 3. Ballou, 4. Thomas, 5. Andretti, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Briscoe, 8. Waugh, 9. Price-Miller, 10. Dakus, 11. Burns. NT
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Boespflug, 4. Beauchamp, 5. Roa, 6. Cottle, 7. McGhee, 8. Jackson, 9. Hayden. 2:11.87
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Bland, 3. Coons, 4. Hines, 5. Grant, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Barrow, 8. C.Short, 9. B.Short, 10. Hopkins, 11. Moore. 2:14.52
QUALIFYING RACE: (10 laps) 1. B.Short, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. McGhee, 4. Smith, 5. Price-Miller, 6. Dakus, 7. Moore, 8. Gurley, 9. Burns. 2:12.76
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Cottle, 4. Grant, 5. Stockon, 6. Andretti, 7. Mattox, 8. Jackson, 9. J.Vander Weerd, 10. Jarrett, 11. Briscoe, 12. R.Vander Weerd, 13. Smith, 14. Roa, 15. McGhee, 16. Waugh, 17. Hayden, 18. Barrow, 19. C.Short, 20. B.Short. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Thomas Meseraull, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Brady Short, 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Chad Boespflug, 9. Brady Bacon, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Tracy Hines, 12. Richard Vander Weerd, 13. Hunter Schuerenberg, 14. Aaron Farney, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Casey Shuman, 17. C.J. Leary, 18. Mark Smith, 19. Jerry Coons Jr., 20. Chris Windom, 21. Justin Grant, 22. Tyler Courtney, 23. Kevin Thomas Jr., 24. Brent Beauchamp, 25. Jeff Bland Jr. NT
**Hopkins flipped during qualifying. Darland flipped during qualifying. Dakus flipped during the second heat. C.Short flipped during the semi. Bland flipped on the 19th lap of the feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Ballou.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,272, 2-Darland-1,261, 3-Clauson-1,200, 4-Stanbrough-1,153, 5-Stockon-1,114, 6-Hines-1,076, 7-Grant-1,034, 8-Windom-1,001, 9-Schuerenberg-944, 10-Leary-860.
NEW INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Clauson-298, 2-Darland-292, 3-Ballou-275, 4-Bacon-274, 5-Windom-260, 6-Grant-248, 7-Stanbrough-246, 8-Hines-226, 9-Stockon-225, 10-Meseraull-205.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 18 - Bloomington, IN - Bloomington Speedway - 27th Indiana Sprint Week”
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Wednesday, July 16 - Night of Wings III - 360 Sprint Cars & 358 Small Block Modifieds with sail panels. Racing at 7:30 (Rain date - Thur, July 17th)
Friday, July 18 - Twin 15s for 270cc Micros - 600cc Micros and 4 Cylinders - Racing at 8pm on 1/4 mile
Saturday, July 19 - Bill Hill Memorial - Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman & Outlaw Stocks - Racing at 7pm on 5/8 mile track
HENDRICKSON PICKS UP SECOND BIG BLOCK MODIFIED WIN OF THE SEASON
The “Flying Farmer”, Wade Hendrickson, drove the Pondish 358 small block powered #6 to a second feature win in the Spirit Dodge Big Block Modified feature event on Saturday night. 2013 Bridgeport Rookie Champion, Ian Humphreys raced to a flag to flag win in the 811 Dig Safely Crate/Sportsman Feature event while Alex Bright picked up another win in American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) action on the quarter mile track.
It was Hendrickson’s second win in the last four weeks of racing. The driver from Lawrenceville, NJ has learned to read the race track and his competition, waiting patiently for the track conditions to come to him. “These guys go so fast at the start of the race,” Hendrickson explained, “With the track watered before the feature, they can go so fast and it builds up a lot of heat. That works in my favor in the late stages of the race.”
Tom Maccherone and Kyle Hieber paced the Big Block Modifieds to the start of the twenty-five lap main event. Hieber quickly took the lead at the wave of the green but Maccherone powered back underneath the Big Block rookie to take the lead. But neither driver would be credited with leading the first lap as Roco Infante drove to the inside of both competitors to take the lead on the first circuit. As the field came around to complete lap two, Maccherone and Dominic Buffalino split to either side of Infante with Buffalino taking the lead. After starting tenth, Buffalino was the race leader at the end of two laps.
Buffalino’s advance to the front came as no surprise to anyone as the Sayreville, NJ leadfoot was the fastest car on the track all night. Buffalino set the fastest lap times in both warm-ups and his heat race - the only car to break the twenty-one second mark. His fastest lap in the feature was again 20.839 seconds.
Buffalino set a torrid pace in the caution free laps, stretching his lead over Infante through lap sixteen. Hendrickson was waged in a three way battle for second as Ron Roberts made it three wide in turns one and two on lap seventeen with Hendrickson taking over the runner-up spot. 2012 Bridgeport Track Champion, Rick Laubach took over third one lap later.
With five laps to go, Buffalino led with Hendrickson closing. Laubach ran third followed by Roberts and Infante.
One lap later, Laubach slowed on the backstretch with a right rear flat on his Benton Electric #7, bringing out the first caution of the race. Laubach pitted for a tire change and returned to restart in the rear of the field on the single file restart with just four laps remaining.
With Hendrickson on his bumper, Buffalino led the field in search of his first win of the season. Hendrickson looked to the outside on lap twenty-two but Buffanlino prevailed. On the next lap, Hendrickson powered by Buffalino as the pair raced down the backstretch. Hendrickson led the final two and a half laps to take the win over Buffalino. Tommy Beamer rallied in the closing laps with the Thornton #31 to finish third. Jimmy Horton raced his way to fourth after starting sixteenth. Roberts culminated a strong run with a fifth place finish.
2013 Rookie Champion, Ian Humphreys overcame a season full of disappointments as he earned his first win in the 811 Dig Safely Crate/Sportsman twenty lap main event. Humphreys led from the green to the checkered, surviving several complete restarts before even one lap could be scored. Justin Lilick, a recent graduate of the DA’s Auto Body & Repair Rookie class of 2014, finished second. CJ Jones raced his way to a third place finish followed by Frank Holmes and Jesse James Bonaduce.
Collegeville, PA driver, Alex Bright led a field of ARDC midgets on the quarter mile track to pick up his second win of the 2014 season in ARDC competition as the wingless midgets returned to the Bridgeport Speedway after an absence of several seasons. It was deja vue for Bright who won his very first ARDC midget feature on the Bridgeport quarter mile. Trailing Bright across the line was his younger brother, Brenden Bright in second. Current ARDC point leader, Steven Drevicki finished third followed by Bruce Buckwalter Jr. and Nick Wean.
The fifty lap 8 Cylinder Enduro capped off the evening of racing with the win going to “The Animal”, Mike Baldwin.
SPIRIT DODGE BIG BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE (25 laps – 5/8 mile track)
1. Wade Hendrickson 2 Dominic Buffalino 3. Tommy Beamer, 4. Jimmy Horton 5. Ron Roberts 6. Scott Ambruster 7. Ryan Watt 8. Richie Pratt, Jr.,9. Rocco Infante 10. Eric Kormann 11. Dave Witte 12. Sam Martz,13. John Pakenham 14. Kyle Hieber 15. Bob Sarkisian 16. Tom Maccherone 17. Rick Laubach 18. Jack Swain 19. Corey Andersen 20. Steve Searock 21. Jesse Hill,22. Brett Ballard 23. Mike Franz, 24. Matt Harrell
811 DIG SAFELY CRATE/SPORTSMAN FEATURE (20 laps – 5/8 mile track)
1. Ian Humphries 2. Justin Lilick 3. CJ JoneS 4. Frank Holmes 5. Jesse Bonaduce 6. Ricky DiEva 7. Kris Lilick 8. Travis Hill 9. Rich Rutski 10. Gary Hieber 11. Steve Searock 12. Matthew Peck 13. Dave Damiano 14. Scott Hulmes 15. Sean Gunther 16. Joe Langshaw 17. Jeff Sargent 18. Pete Serra 19. Steve Desmelyk 20. Brett Kelly 21. David Crossman 22. Jason Duppel
Searock Landscaping Hard Charger - CJ Jones
ARDC MIDGET FEATURE (25 laps – 1/4 mile track)
1. Alex Bright 2. Brenden Bright 3. Steven Drevicki 4. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 5. Nick Wean 6. Ryan Watt 7. Shawn Jackson 8. Trevor Kobylarz 9. Brett Arndt 10. Austin Burke 11. Brett Wanner 12. John Barnett, Jr. 13. Tony Kunsman 14. P.J. Gargiulo 15. Greg Fitzpatrick 16. Carey Becker 17. Clayton Glassman 18. Tyler Brehm 19. Brian Gilmore
EIGHT CYLINDER ENDURO (50 laps – 1/4 mile track)
1. Mike “The Animal” Baldwin 2. Lee Allen 3. Travis Gruyer 4. Chris Allen, Sr. 5. Art Guadagno 6. Rob Longo 7. Brandon Guyer 8. Chris Felber