Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
Dale Blaney Opens I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA with Victory at Eriez Speedway, I-79 action continues Saturday at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
HAMMETT, PA (July 29, 2016) – For the first time since June 19, the “Low Rider” Dale Blaney earned his place in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, this time at the Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pennsylvania, during round one of the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA. The Hartford, Ohio, native, who started third on the feature grid, took command of the 30-lap main event on lap 18, driving under race leader Sheldon Haudenschild at the exit of turn two to solidify a $5,000 payday. For Blaney, the victory was his sixth of the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season, bumping his career win total to 133. It was the first All Star appearance at Eriez Speedway since 1981.
“It has been a while,” Dale Blaney explained. “It’s been a while since we’ve consistently run good. We got better every time we got on the race track tonight. We really didn’t qualify all that well, but we got better in the heat race, made some gains in the dash, and now we are up here. I knew we had a good car from the get-go. I can’t thank everyone enough: Big Game Treestands, Muddy, CH Motorsports with Janet Holbrook and Aaron Call, Todd Quiring out in Minnesota – they all play a huge role in this and I can’t thank them enough for this opportunity.”
Sheldon Haudenschild and Kraig Kinser led the 23 feature starters to green at Eriez Speedway on Friday, July 29. By the completion of lap one, Haudenschild had already established a clear advantage, utilizing his all-too-familiar top groove of the speedway. Dale Blaney settled himself into second, followed by outside polesitter Kraig Kinser. Those three would eventually create some separation, racing in that order until lap 15 when Kinser made contact with a lapped car causing the Bloomington, Indiana, native to get upside-down. Kinser walked away unharmed.
Green flag conditions returned to the speedway with Haudenschild still on the point, followed by Dale Blaney and now “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver, who moved forward from sixth on the grid. Despite a few attempts to work underneath Haudenschild during the first 15 circuits of the 30-lap main, Blaney made his first true bid for the top spot on lap 18, driving underneath Haudenschild as he slipped over the cushion between turns one and two. From that point, Blaney raced forward carefully; navigating traffic through the bottom and middle lanes of the speedway while still holding off challenges by Sheldon Haudenschild and Danny Holtgraver. Those three raced nearly nose to tail for several circuits until caution lights reappeared on the final lap, creating a green-white-checkered scenario. Unfortunately for Holtgraver, he was the victim, spinning at the entrance of turn one after making contact with a lapped car.
The first green-white-checkered attempt turned unsuccessful, leading to a second. Back-to-back two-lap shootouts proved to be no distraction for Dale Blaney, eventually rolling under the final checkers on top of the running order. Sheldon Haudenschild finished second, followed by Cap Henry, Cole Duncan, and Chad Kemenah.
“We really got things going during that A-main,” Blaney said. “I just had to be patient with my tires and get rolling around the bottom. Sheldon (Haudenschild) was working up the race track and I was keeping myself closer to the bottom. My car really came on when it needed to. (Haudenschild) got over the top early in the race, too, but I couldn’t really capitalize on it. I just kept pressing him and showed him my nose a few times. I wanted him to keep racing harder and harder and it worked out.”
The inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue on Saturday evening, July 30, with a visit to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, Pennsylvania. “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” will showcase “America’s Series” for the 15th time in the track’s storied history on Saturday evening, awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as points toward the $3,000, I-79 Summer Shootout championship point fund. Dale Blaney is the most recent Arctic Cat All Star to visit PPMS victory lane, earning top honors on August 2, 2015.
Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 30. The drivers meeting is set to begin at 5:30 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30 pm. More news and information can be found on the Web at www.ppms.com.
Contingency Awards/Results: Eriez Speedway – Friday, July 29, 2016:
Event: Round 1 of I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 23 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Danny Holtgraver – 13.598 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cap Henry – 13.547 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Sheldon Haudenschild
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carl Bowser
JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Helms (+16)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Brent Marks
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Danny Smith
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)
1.21-Cap Henry, 13.547; 2.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.662; 3.22-Cole Duncan, 13.670; 4.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.674; 5.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.683; 6.19m-Brent Marks, 13.742; 7.12J-Logan Wagner, 13.749; 8.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.765; 9.1-Dale Blaney, 13.816; 10.49-Tim Shaffer, 13.906; 11.10-Carl Bowser, 13.942; 12.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.958; 13.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.031; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 14.042; 15.40-Caleb Helms, 14.142; 16.4-Danny Smith, 14.233; 17.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.241; 18.19-Joe Kubiniec, 14.268; 19.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.332; 20.44-Joe McEwen, 14.598; 21.5X-Gale Ruth Jr., 14.741; 22.1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 15.115;
Heat 1, Group A – (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 2. 12J-Logan Wagner ; 3. 21-Cap Henry ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan ; 6. 49-Tim Shaffer ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms
Heat 2, Group B – (8 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney ; 2. 19-Joe Kubiniec ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks ; 6. 44-Joe McEwen ; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr.
Heat 3, Group C – (8 Laps)
1. 10-Carl Bowser ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 4. 22S-Brandon Spithaler ; 5. 4-Danny Smith ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 7. 5X-Gale Ruth Jr.
Dash 1 – (6 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney ; 4. 21-Cap Henry ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 7. 10-Carl Bowser ; 8. 12J-Logan Wagner
A-Main 1 – (30 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 3. 21-Cap Henry ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms ; 7. 12J-Logan Wagner ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael ; 9. 10-Carl Bowser ; 10. 19m-Brent Marks ; 11. 49-Tim Shaffer ; 12. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 13. 22S-Brandon Spithaler ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 15. 4-Danny Smith ; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 17. 19-Joe Kubiniec ; 18. 5X-Gale Ruth Jr. ; 19. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. ; 20. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 22. 44-Joe McEwen ; 23. 49H-Bradley Howard
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 29, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 3394
2. Dale Blaney: 3346
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3300
4. Cap Henry: 3186
5. Danny Holtgraver: 3172
6. Kraig Kinser: 3080
7. T.J. Michael: 3064
8. Caleb Helms: 2924
9. Lee Jacobs: 2906
10. Andrew Palker: 2702
Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.
About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.
About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.
Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
JULY 28, 2016
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THE JERSEY RUSH VI
NAPA AUTO PARTS & PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT. . . . .
410 SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS RETURN TO NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY FOR THE JERSEY RUSH VI TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 23
An ultimate tradition will continue. Tuesday night, August 23rd the NAPA Auto Parts Jersey Rush VI presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings will rock the house at the New Egypt Speedway with an action packed Ultimate Double-header of 410 Sprints and Modifieds. It all started back in 2011 when JJ Grasso in a 410 sprint car and legendary Billy Pauch in a modified took the victories in the inaugural Jersey Rush I. A huge crowd turnout and accolades from the drivers on this event began what is expected to be a long running tradition. NAPA Auto Parts and Pioneer Pole Buildings are proud sponsors of this big event that will also carry a rain date of Wednesday night, August 24th.
Competitors and race fans will receive a royal treatment on Tuesday night, August 23. First, for the race fans, a pre-race Meet & Greet will take place from 5 PM to 6 PM, welcoming all race fans to visit the pit area to get an up close look at the stars and cars, just prior to the start of the Jersey Rush VI. The grandstands will open at 5 PM and spectators are asked to proceed behind the fourth turn stands to enter the pit area.
For the drivers, a lucrative payoff awaits the starting field of both division. In the 30 lap 410 sprint feature, $5,000 will go to the winner with $1,000 going to the tenth place finisher and an attractive $400 just to start the main event. For the modifieds, $3,000 will go to the winner of the 30 lap feature with $1,000 for fifth and $200 to start.
On Tuesday night, August 23 the pit gates will open at 3:30 PM with the grandstands opening at 5 PM. A drivers meeting is set for 6:15, warm-ups at 7 and sprint car time trials will get underway at 7:30 PM.
For the 410 sprints, they will complete in a series of 10 lap heats, a 12 lap B-Main and the 30 lap feature. Six cars will qualify in the heats with the top two finishers going to the re-draw and the top three fastest cars from time trials (not in the top 2 in the heat) will re-draw. The 410 sprints will follow the Speed Week Sprint wing, weight and tire rules. Approved Hoosier H Series Tires only. The URC wing rule will be in effect for the 360 and 358 sprints only. A $300 bonus will go to the highest finishing 360 sprint car. $100 tow money will go to all pre-entered non-qualifiers.
Modified drivers will draw for their heat race groups and take part in timed warm-up with an invert of four going to the heats. Six cars will qualify from the heats and the top four in the heats will re-draw for the top twelve spots. Modifieds must use American Racer Tires LR 44, RR 48 and open front. The weight rule for the big blocks is 2500 lbs, open small blocks (with windows) 2,450 lbs and a spec small block (PA or DIRT) on alcohol 2,350 and gas 2,275. Big Blocks will race with windows challenging Small Blocks with sail panels. There is no entry free but drivers are asked to pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456 and receive one pit pass for the driver. Pre-entry deadline is August 19.
Adult admission for the Jersey Rush VI is $30, children 6-11 $10 and children under the age of five will be admitted free. The pit fee is $35 and a license is not required. In the event of rain, Wednesday night, August 24 will be the rain date and carry a 7:30 PM starting time. The Jersey Rush VI is a co-promotion between Lenny, Danny and Davey Sammons and special events organizer Bob Miller.
The history of the Jersey Rush. Previous sprint car Jersey Rush feature winners include JJ Grasso (2011), Daryn Pitman (2012), JJ Grasso (2013), Ryan Smith (2014) and defending winner Greg Hodnett in 2015. For the modifieds, Billy Pauch is a three time winner, taking victories in 2011, 2013 and 2014. Jimmy Horton was the winner in 2012 and Duane Howard is the defending modified winner.
New Egypt Speedway
702 Route 539
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Track Phone: 609 758 1900
Jersey Rush VI Contact: 443 513 4456
JULY 26, 2016
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER SERIES RACING SERIES
NAPA AUTO PARTS & PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT. . .
STEVIE SMITH CLAIMS THUNDER CUP AND FIRST GRANDVIEW WIN; HODNETT, HOWARD, AND VONDOHREN GRAB WINS IN 4 FEATURE SHOW TUESDAY NIGHT
BECHTELSVILLE, PA (July 26, 2016) – Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Stevie Smith captured the 410 Sprint Car Thunder Cup trophy, the $5,000 top-prize, and his first career Grandview Speedway win this past Tuesday Night when the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presented the 2nd Annual 410 Sprint Thunder Cup event at the Berks County dirt track. The race night sponsor was Pioneer Pole Buildings.
Greg Hodnett picked up the win in the 410 Sprint car make-up feature event, rain halted from PA Sprint Car Speedway. Duane Howard claimed the 30 Lap, $3,000 NASCAR 358 Modfied main event while Craig VonDohren picked up the win in the 358 make-up feature event.
Kunkletown, PA’s Ryan Smith started on the pole of the 35 lap Thunder Cup main event setting a rapid pace and hitting lapped traffic by the fourth circuit. Smith aboard the Warko No. 94 swapped grooves dodging lapped cars with Stevie Smith in the second position. Stevie Smith – the veteran – made his move on the fourth circuit pulling outside the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ – but it was the younger Smith making a bold move dodging between lapped cars to hold on to the top spot.
A lap 10 red flag for Freddie Rahmer – who got upside down after contact with a lapped car – halted the action for the only time of the race.
During the red flag, Ryan Smith discovered an issue with the radiator hose on his No. 94 machine draining the water out of his sprint car, handing the lead over to ‘The Black Bandit’ Stevie Smith.
On the restart, Stevie Smith powered away while Tim Shaffer battled Danny Dietrich and Greg Hodnett for the second spot.
With Smith at the helm at the halfway point, all eyes were on Myerstown, PA’s Brent Marks moving forward from the 11th starting position into the fifth spot. Smith held a full straight-a-way lead while Shaffer, Hodnett, Dietrich and Marks battled for the runner-up position.
Dietrich would overtake the second spot and close on Smith through the later portion of the event but it was ‘The Black Bandit’ maintaining the lead and rolling under the checkered flag in first position. Danny Dietrich finished in second, Greg Hodnett in third, Tim Shaffer in fourth and Brent Marks in fifth.
Tim Shaffer set the Quick Time with a lap of 12.603, Qualifying Heat Races were won Lucas Wolfe, Alan Krimes and Davey Sammons.
Thomasville, PA’s Greg Hodnett claimed his ninth Thunder on the Hill victory dominating the final 20 laps of the rain-delayed 35 lap PA Speedweek feature event. Hodnett set a rapid pace from the get go, pulling away from the lead with Brent Marks in tow. Hodnett weaved in and out of heavy lapped traffic holding off Brent Marks – who was closing on the leader. Hodnett picked up the $5,000 winner’s share, Marks settled for second, Lucas Wolfe in third, Aaron Ott in fourth and Stevie Smith rounding out the top five finishers.
Duane Howard, of Oley, PA, led the Mike Petruska Racing No. 66 to victory in the 30 lap NASCAR 358 Modified feature event. Howard started on the front row with Brett Kressley and charged to the front from the opening green flag. Howard switched lanes from the middle to the top spot holding off Kressley’s No. 357 machine.
A lap 10 yellow for Boyertown, PA’s Ryan Watt slowed the field for the only caution of the evening.
On the restart, Howard held on to the top spot with Kressley in second, while a three-car battle for the third spot developed between Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk and Modified rookie Mike Lisowski – with Craig VonDohren getting the best of the war.
With Howard setting the pace, VonDohren charged around the outside of Kressley for the second position and set his sights on the leader, closing with five laps remaining.
Howard would go on to pick up the win, VonDohren settling for second, Modified rookie Brett Kressley in third aboard the Norm’s Save Station No. 357, Jeff Strunk in fourth and Mike Lisowski in fifth – in less than half a dozen Modified starts.
Modified Heat Races were won by Jeff Strunk and Rick Laubach.
Oley, PA’s Craig VonDohren launched from his second place starting spot in the 30 lap make-up feature event, setting a rapid pace early on with Duane Howard, Rick Laubach and Jeff Strunk right on his tail. A bold three-wide maneuver around Howard and Strunk moved Laubach into the second spot setting his sights on VonDohren. Howard would pull pitside a lap later. Laubach closed the gap on the 12th circuit pulling alongside the race leader before retiring just two laps later. Strunk inherited the second place position and challenged VonDohren for the lead with five laps remaing. VonDohren would claim the $3,000 top prize, Strunk would settle for second, Jimmy Horton in third, Brian Hirthler in fourth, and Brett Kressley in fifth.
The four feature show was completed by 10:30 PM, the track was groomed twice throughout the night to ensure optimal racing conditions.
Davey Sammons pulled off early in the make-up feature event, the team went to work changing the motor prior to the heat race – which Sammons claimed the win over Brent Marks and Stevie Smith. Sammons finished 9th in the A-Main.
Stevie Smith picked up his first ever Grandview Speedway victory – his father, Steve Smith Sr. won the first Thunder on the Hill event in August 1990.
410 Sprint Car Time Trials: 1. Tim Shaffer – 12.603 2. Danny Dietrich – 12. 620 3. Stevie Smith – 12.635 4. Ryan Smith – 12. 643 5. Greg Hodnett – 12. 661 6. Aaron Ott – 12.707 7. Billy Dietrich – 12. 720 8. TJ Stutts – 12.741 9. Brent Marks – 12.746 10. Lucas Wolfe – 12.788 11. Alan Krimes – 12.828 12. Davey Sammons – 12.847 13. Freddie Rahmer – 12.866 14. Ryan Taylor – 12.979 15. Brandon Rahmer – 13.006 16. Tyler Ross – 13.496 17. Joe Kata III – 13.560 18. Jevon Ahner – 13.743 19. Dave Carlberg – 13.743 20. Bobby Manzingo – 13.757 21. George Streaker, Jr. – 14.362
Heat 1 (8 Laps ) – 1. Lucas Wolfe 2. Billy Dietrich 3. Ryan Smith 4. Tim Shaffer 5. Freddie Rahmer 6. Tyler Ross
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Alan Krimes 2. Danny Dietrich 3. Greg Hodnett 4. Ryan Taylor 5. TJ Stutts 6. Bobby Manzingo
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Davey Sammons 2. Brent Marks 3. Stevie Smith 4. Aaron Ott 5. Brandon Rahmer 6. Jevon Ahner
Thunder Cup A-Main (35 Laps) – 1. Stevie Smith 2. Danny Dietrich 3. Greg Hodnett 4. Tim Shaffer 5. Brent Marks 6. Lucas Wolfe 7. Alan Krimes 8. Aaron Ott 9. Davey Sammons 10. Ryan Taylor 11. Billy Dietrich 12. Tyler Ross 13. Brandon Rahmer 14. Joe Kata III 15. Jevon Ahner 16. George Streaker, Jr. 17. Bobby Manzingo 18. Ryan Smith 19. Freddie Rahmer 20. Dave Carlberg 21. TJ Stutts
Make-Up Feature (35 Laps) – 1. Greg Hodnett 2. Brent Marks 3. Lucas Wolfe 4. Aaron Ott 5. Stevie Smith 6. Danny Dietrich 7. Alan Krimes 8. TJ Stutts 9. Ryan Taylor 10. Tyler Ross 11. Freddie Rahmer 12. Billy Dietrich 13. Ryan Smith 14. Jevon Ahner 15. Brandon Rahmer 16. Joe Kata 17. Davey Sammons 18. Bryan Clauson 19. Doug Esh 20. Robbie Stillwaggon 21. Brock Zearfoss 22. Sean Zemunik 23. Dave Carlberg 24. Tim Shaffer
NASCAR 358 Modfieds
Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Jeff Strunk 2. Craig VonDohren 3. Brian Hirthler 4. Jimmy Horton 5. Duane Howard 6. Danny Erb
Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Rick Laubach 2. Colt Harris 3. Mike Lisowski 4. Ryan Watt 5. Brett Kressley 6. Brian Krummel
Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Duane Howard 2. Craig VonDohren 3. Brett Kressley 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Mike Lisowski 6. Jimmy Horton 7. Danny Erb 8. Ray Swinehart 9. John Willman 10. Brian Krummel 11. Colt Harris 12. Brian Hirthler 13. Chris Esposito 14. Ryan Watt
Make-Up Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Craig VonDohren 2. Jeff Strunk 3. Jimmy Horton 4. Brian Hirthler 5. Brett Kressley 6. Ryan Watt 7. Chris Esposito 8. Ryan Grim 9. Colt Harris 10. Mike Lisowski 11. Steve Swinehart 12. Rick Laubach 13. Duane Howard 14. John Willman 15. Ray Swinehart
Thursday, August 18 7:30 PM PPB Night
All Star Circuit of Champions & TSRS Sprints
See Steve Kinser & Sammy Swindell in action!
Contact: Aaron Fiedler
World of Outlaws and DIRTcar PR
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Schatz Comes Out On Top of Three-Way Battle at Ohsweken
Scores his 16th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season
OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 26, 2016 – A three-way battle for the lead dominated Tuesday night’s Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway with Donny Schatz, Jacob Allen and Brad Sweet jockeying for the top spot. Ultimately, it was Schatz who broke away from the pack and claimed his 16th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season.
The win was the third in the last four seasons for Schatz at Ohsweken – the series’ only stop in Canada this season.
“Always good to get a win,” Schatz said. “Canada has been very good to me. I love coming up here… Glad to be at Ohsweken tonight. We’re going to go back to the (United) States and try to win some more.”
On the drop of the green flag, Jason Johnson very quickly shot out front but the move was short-lived as Schatz battled by off of turn four and led the first lap. As Schatz moved, Sweet followed with Allen in hot pursuit.
On lap three, Allen battled past Sweet for second off of turn two as Schatz tried to gain distance on the drivers – Sweet charged back.
As Schatz caught lapped traffic an already short-distance between first and second closed even tighter. On lap eight, Sweet took over the lead in his No. 49 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet car from Schatz. Schatz was not ready to give up as the two-way battle extended to a three-way battle with Allen still in the mix. Schatz retook the lead from Sweet off turn four.
Next it was Allen’s turn as he took over second in his No. 1A Mark Pell Tire Service/Marty Thompson Investments car and began challenging Schatz for the lead. He stayed close through the succeeding laps and on lap 18, Allen took advantage of lapped traffic and pulled side-by-side with the No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance car. As the two drag raced into turns one and two, Allen threw the slider, trying to close off of two. Schatz however had the advantage on the exit and held on to the top spot.
The first and only caution of the night flew on lap 26. As the field took the green flag one last time, single-file, Schatz led Allen, Sweet, Pittman and Johnson.
Allen again tried to get around Schatz with a slider in turns one and two but Schatz again held the top spot. Two laps later, it was Sweet with the slider around Allen to take over the second position. Sweet worked to run down Schatz in the closing laps as Allen had his hands full with his teammate Logan Schuchart, who was the night’s KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 10 positions to finish in fourth.
At the line it was Schatz, Sweet and Allen, who had to close the door on the car behind him through the final distance to finish on the podium.
“There was times that we had to move around the race track and I could get by guys on the race track,” Schatz said. “That’s what keeps it fun. Those other guys got to us and you kind of just had to keep moving around and stay patient. I didn’t want to see that yellow at the end. I knew I just to carry my speed.”
Schatz extended his lead after the night’s feature to 245 over second place Daryn Pittman.
For Sweet, the second-place finish was a good momentum builder after a tough month that has not gone as planned.
“Donny is always going to be tough. I got by him there for one second. In lapped traffic I was a little too committed to the top. I just couldn’t quite roll the middle as good as him. Jacob had the car for maneuvering around the race track.”
“It’s been a long month for us, so it’s nice to get some momentum on our side.”
Allen rolled onto the front stretch in third after what has been a good month for his Shark Racing team, including a win for his teammate Logan Schuchart at Cedar Lake Speedway two and a half weeks ago. The finish is the second podium run of the season for Allen.
“Down in one and two at the beginning it was a little tricky. You had to slow up a lot but coming off it was really nice and it seemed like they were getting loose hanging off. That went away down in one and two and they were getting around the top really good and that was the place to be.
It was a really fun race. And I’m just really blessed to be up here and race with those guys. My team does such a great job and I can’t thank my dad and those guys enough for what they do. I’m blessed to be out here and having a lot of fun.”
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolls to Michigan as the series takes on Hartford Motor Speedway for the first time since 2011 on Friday, July 29. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Hartford-Speedway.
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Ohsweken Speedway Notebook
RACE NOTES: Tonight’s win was Donny Schatz’s third win at Ohsweken Speedway in the last four seasons. He now has four total Outlaws wins at the track. Schatz stood in victory lane at the track in 2015, 2014 and 2010… NASCAR star and Outlaws team owner Kasey Kahne made his second series start this season. After winning the previous night’s 360 sprint car feature, Kahne finished 14th with the Outlaws… Logan Schuchart was the night’s KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 10 positions to finish in fourth… Jacob Allen picked up his second podium finish of the season with a third place run.
CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Dane Lorenc; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Craig Dollansky; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Logan Schuchart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Dane Lorenc.
SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 16 (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); 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); 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); David Gravel – 5 (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); Shane Stewart – 5 (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); Joey Saldana – 4 (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); Lance Dewease – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog – 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah – 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson – 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);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; Ohsweken Speedway; Ohsweken, Ont.; July 26, 2016
A-Main – (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz  [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet  [$5,500]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen  [$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart  [$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman  [$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson  [$2,300]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart  [$2,200]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana  [$2,100]; 9. 5-David Gravel  [$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides  [$2,000]; 11. 49X-Craig Dollansky  [$1,500]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson  [$1,200]; 13. 67X-Parker Price-Miller  [$1,100]; 14. 4-Kasey Kahne  [$1,050]; 15. 47X-Dylan Westbrook  [$1,000]; 16. 35-Jared Zimbardi  [$900]; 17. 5D-Dave Dykstra  [$800]; 18. 7-Paul McMahan  [$800]; 19. 9X-Steve Lyons  [$800]; 20. 10-Mitch Brown  [$800]; 21. 11-Jamie Turner  [$800]; 22. OO-Dane Lorenc  [$800]; 23. 2W-Lee Winger  [$800]; 24. 67C-Steven Collins  [$800]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-7, 9-30, Brad Sweet 8. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+10]
Qualifying – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.455; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.485; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.527; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.611; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.634; 6. 5-David Gravel, 13.812; 7. 35-Jared Zimbardi, 13.837; 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.851; 9. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.880; 10. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.882; 11. 4-Kasey Kahne, 13.917; 12. 49X-Craig Dollansky, 13.927; 13. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.934; 14. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.988; 15. 67X-Parker Price-Miller, 14.005; 16. 80-Chris Steele, 14.027; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.049; 18. 10-Mitch Brown, 14.109; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.129; 20. 11-Jamie Turner, 14.158; 21. 2W-Lee Winger, 14.204; 22. 9X-Steve Lyons, 14.329; 23. 67C-Steven Collins, 14.350; 24. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 14.403; 25. 27H-Tom Huppenen, 14.410; 26. 77X-Alex Hill, 14.426; 27. 97-Cory Turner, 14.463; 28. 5D-Dave Dykstra, 14.838; 29. 91-Ryan Turner, 14.907; 30. 13-Clyde Knipp, nt
Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet ; 3. 2-Shane Stewart ; 4. 35-Jared Zimbardi ; 5. 7-Paul McMahan ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson ; 7. 80-Chris Steele ; 8. 27H-Tom Huppenen ; 9. 9X-Steve Lyons ; 10. 5D-Dave Dykstra 
Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 2. 41-Jason Johnson ; 3. 7S-Jason Sides ; 4. 83-Joey Saldana ; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart ; 6. 4-Kasey Kahne ; 7. 11-Jamie Turner ; 8. 67C-Steven Collins ; 9. 77X-Alex Hill ; 10. 91-Ryan Turner 
Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 2. 49X-Craig Dollansky ; 3. 5-David Gravel ; 4. 67X-Parker Price-Miller ; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook ; 6. 10-Mitch Brown ; 7. 97-Cory Turner ; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc ; 9. 2W-Lee Winger ; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp 
Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet ; 2. 41-Jason Johnson ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz ; 4. 49X-Craig Dollansky ; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman 
Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. OO-Dane Lorenc  [-]; 2. 2W-Lee Winger  [-]; 3. 11-Jamie Turner  [-]; 4. 5D-Dave Dykstra  [-]; 5. 67C-Steven Collins  [-]; 6. 9X-Steve Lyons  [-]; 7. 80-Chris Steele  [$300]; 8. 27H-Tom Huppenen  [$250]; 9. 91-Ryan Turner  [$225]; 10. 97-Cory Turner  [$200]; 11. 13-Clyde Knipp  [$200]; 12. 77X-Alex Hill  [$200]
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Cozze Conquers Autodrome Drummond
Wins first Super DIRTcar Series feature since 2008
DRUMMONDVILLE, Q.C. – July 26, 2016 – It had been eight years since Frank Cozze had seen victory lane with the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Cozze proved on Tuesday night at Autodrome Drummond that he still has what it takes as he came from his 19th starting position to take home the win over Larry Wight and Mike Mahaney.
“When you’re 60, any win anywhere feels good,” Cozze said in victory lane. “I want to thank my car owner, all of my sponsors, and all of my guys. My guys have been faithful to me for many years. I’m glad they’re here for this first one. My tire guy never misses a beat and I think that’s why we’ve been pretty consistent this year. He’s on the ball. So I want to thank all of those people who put their hard work into it. I’m glad to call them my team.”
Billy Decker and Brett Hearn brought the 30-car field to the green. Once the green flag dropped, Hearn overtook Decker as Hearn pulled away to an early lead.
A restart on lap 21 saw Wight charging off of the bottom of turn two as he drove past Decker for the second spot.
Nineteenth starter Cozze was into the fourth position by lap 32 as he began to pressure third place runner, Stewart Friesen.
Hearn was running the outside lane as Wight patiently worked the bottom groove and reeled Hearn in to capture the lead on lap 35.
Wight caught the back of the field on lap 39 but was soon halted as the fifth caution of the night was brought out on lap 40.
On the restart, Friesen dove into turn two on lap 44 underneath Hearn and captured second spot.
At halfway Wight led Friesen, Hearn, Cozze, Decker, Tim Fuller, Peter Britten, Mahaney, Jimmy Phelps and Mario Clair as the top 10.
Cozze claimed second spot from Friesen on lap 53 then slowly dug at the bottom to gain ground on Wight as he pulled away from Friesen. Cozze threw it into turn three as hard as he could and was able to capture the lead coming out of turn four to then pull away from Wight on lap 64.
Wight was not giving up without a fight as tension built for that top spot. Cozze and Wight battled wheel-to-wheel for several laps.
Cozze again caught the back of the field on lap 73 as he had six car lengths over Wight. Using the top and bottom grooves to his advantage, Cozze sliced his way through lapped traffic.
The eighth restart of the night was on lap 80 as the crowd saw Cozze bring the field back to the green.
Cozze drove his No. 35 Adirondack Chevrolet Big-Block Modified to score his first Super DIRTcar Series victory since 2008.
Wight and Mahaney battled for second spot in lapped traffic but it was Wight who held on by inches for the second spot.
“We had a really good car,” Wight said. “We fired early and were able to get the lead and not waste any time. I think Frank had a better car. He was able to get around us on the outside. Once he found the bottom it was hard to run him back down. This Bicknell car we just switched to this Friday hopefully can help us keep our momentum going.”
Third-place finisher Mike Mahaney, who started in 11th, was ecstatic with his finish.
“We didn’t have a very good redraw. To come up from 11th to third in a Series race feels good to me. This is our local big-block that we run every week. It’s our first top three for me and it feels good.” Mahaney said. “I want to thank everybody who helps me out. It’s just me and my dad tonight, feels special to have that bond. To come up here just the two of us to Canada, it’s special to me. I can’t thank him enough.”
Cozze’s best finish at Autodrome Drummond came in 1995 when he finished in second place to Steve Payne.
“The last time I was here I was in a sprint car some years back but in the modified it’s probably been since 2006 or 2007,” Cozze said. “I think the last time we were here I got third, and was four pounds light at the scale.
“This track is about as challenging as you’re going to get. I ran my butt off those 100 laps as best as I could. Tomorrow at Granby is a little bit different deal but I have a group of good guys and a good car. So hopefully we will be okay.”
Race Notes: 41 cars attempted to qualify. Billy Decker set fastest time overall with a 16.600 picking up the Pole Position Raceway fast time award. After an incredible firework show the top 30 cars were brought out to the front of the grandstands and were introduced individually in front of a packed house. Sheppard who was the points leader going into the night qualified through the last chance showdown, started 22nd in the feature and finished eighth. There were eight cautions brought out during the 100-lap main event.
The Super DIRTcar Series returns to action in Quebec, Canada on Wednesday, July 27 at Autodrome Granby.
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Super DIRTcar Series Statistical Report; July 26, 2016; Autodrome Drummond; Drummondville, Q.C.
A-Main (100 Laps) – 1. 35-Frank Cozze; 2. 99L-Larry Wight; 3. 33-Mike Mahaney; 4. 44f-Stewart Friesen; 5. 35* Steve Bernier; 6. 18h-Peter Britten; 7. 91-Billy Decker; 8. 9s-Matt Sheppard; 9. 19-Tim Fuller; 10. 20-Brett Hearn; 11. 98h-Jimmy Phelps; 12. 7m-Michael Maresca; 13. 27j-Danny Johnson; 14. 22c-Mario Clair; 15. 44-Sebastien Gougeon; 16. 79-Maxime Plante; 17. 42p-Pat Ward; 18. 8-Rich Scagliotta; 19. 6h-Max McLaughlin; 20. 71-Pierre Hebert; 21. 1*-Francois Bernier; 22. 66x-Carey Terrence; 23. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau; 24. 1M-Mathieu Desjardins; 25. 43-Keith Flach; 26. 1H-David Hebert; 27. 21-Yan Bussiere; 28. 73J-Mathieu Boisvert; 29. 3-Claude Brouillard; 30. 39-Clement Therrien
Last Chance Showdown 2 (8 laps) – 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard; 2. 21-Yan Bussiere; 3. 73J-Mathieu Boisvert ; 4. 8-Rich Scagliotta; 5. 79-Maxime Plante; 6. 23-Danny Bilodeau; 7. 2-Patrick Beaumier; 8. 39a-Alan Therrien; 9. 22J-Gino Clair; 10. 54-Steve Bernard
Last Chance Showdown 1 (8 Laps) – 1. 1H-David Hebert; 2. 22c-Mario Clair; 3. 1*-Francois Bernier; 4. 44-Sebastien Gougeon; 5. 71-Pierre Hebert; 6. 7-Patrice Demers; 7. 13-Kevin Hamel; 8. 81-Eric Landry; 9. 43F-Sebastien Fournier; 10. 35F-Frank Bellemare; 11. 99-Mikael Labreche
Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. 18h-Peter Britten; 2. 20-Brett Hearn; 3. 42p-Pat Ward; 4.-6h-Max McLaughlin’ 5. 3-Claude Brouillard; 6. 23-Danny Bilodeau; 7. 73j-Mathieu Boisvert; 8. 79-Maxime Plante; 9. 8-Rich Scagliotta; 10. 54-Steve Bernard
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. 25*-Steve Bernier; 2. 33-Mike Mahaney; 3. 66x-Carey Terrence; 4. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau; 5. 35-Frank Cozze; 6. 9s-Matt Sheppard; 7. 21-Yan Bussiere; 8. 39a-Alan Therrien; 9. 22j-Gino Clair; 10. 2-Patrick Beaumier
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. 99L-Larry Wight; 2. 43-Keith Fach, 3. 7M-Michael Maresca; 4. 1M-Mathieu Desjardins; 5. 27j-Danny Johnson; 6. 1h-David Hebert; 7. 1*-Francois Bernier; 8. 44-Sebestien Gougeon; 9. 81-Eric Landry; 10. 43f-Sebastian Fournier
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. 19-Tim Fuller; 2. 91-Billy Decker; 3. 44f-Stewart Friesen; 4. 98h-Jimmy Phelps; 5. 39-Clement Therrien; 6. 22c-Mario Clair; 7. 71-Pieree Hebert; 8. 7-Patrice Demers; 9. 35-Frank Bellemare; 10. 13-Kevin Hamel; 11. 99-Mikael Labreche
Group 4 Qualifier – 1. 18h-Peter Britten, 17.118; 2. 20-Brett Hearn, 17.370; 3. 3-Claude Brouillard, 17.423; 4. 42p-Pat Ward, 17.658; 5. 54-Steve Bernard, 17.665; 6. 23-Danny Bilodeau, 17.556; 7. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 17.622; 8. 73j-Mathieu Boysvert, 17.970; 9. 79-Maxime Plante, 18.109; 10. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 22.161
Group 3 Qualifier – 1. 25*-Steve Bernier, 17.155; 2. 33-Mike Mahaney,17.183; 3. 66x-Carey Terrence, 17.272; 4. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau,17.305; 5. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 17.329; 6. 35-Frank Cozze, 17.503; 7. 21-Yan Bussiere, 17.531; 8. 39a Alan Therrien, 17.635; 9. 22J-Gino Clair, 17.936; 10. 2-Patrick Beaumier,18.155
Group 2 Qualifier – 1. 99L-Larry Wight, 16.879; 2. 43- Keith Flach,17.081; 3.1*-Francois Bernier,17.307; 4. 1M-Mathieu Desjardins,17.381; 5.1H-David Hebert,17.554; 6. 7M-Michael Maresca, 17.580; 7. 27J-Danny Johnson, 17.624; 8. 43F-Sebastien Fournier, 17.625; 9. 43F-Eric Laundry, 18.140; 10. 43f-Sebastien Fournier, 17.625
Group 1 Qualifier – 1. 91-Billy Decker, 16.600; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen, 17.056; 3.19-Tim Fuller, 17.224; 4.98H-Jimmy Phelps,17.448; 5.39-Clement Therrien,17.456; 6. 22c-Mario Clair,17.487; 7. 71-Pierre Hebert, 17.755; 8. 7-Patrice Demers,17.976; 9. 13-Kevin Hamel,18.164; 10. 99-Mikael Labreche, 11. 35-Francois Bellemare , NT
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.
JULY 26, 2016
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410 SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS IN 4 FEATURE PROGRAM ON TUESDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
A big night of racing is set for Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, July 26 for the second Annual 410 Sprint Thunder Cup & Modified double header. As a result of the June28 rain out, the remaining twenty laps of 410 sprint feature and a 30 lap modified feature will be added to the Tuesday night, July 26 racing program. With a big night of racing planned, the starting time will be moved to 7PM for time trials.
The first feature of the night will find Greg Hodnett in the lead position to restart the remaining twenty laps of the 410 sprint feature. Following Hodnett will be Brent Marks, Lucas Wolfe, Stevie Smith, Doug Esh, TJ Stutts and a cast of stars to include Danny Dietrich, Alan Krimes and don’t forget, Ryan Smith who will restart at the back of field. Smith was leading the event, then tangled with another car, displaying the yellow flag when the rain began to fall on June 28. Smith will be on a mission to get to the front of the field.
This events pays $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for tenth and $400 to take the green. The 30 lap modified feature is next on the order of events followed by some track prep before starting a complete program of qualifying for both the 410 sprints and modifieds all leading up to the 35 lap 410 Sprint Thunder Cup and the 30 lap modified feature.
Advance tickets may be reserved by calling 443 513 4456. Be sure to leave your name and number of tickets. You may pay for and pick up your tickets on race night at 4 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstand at 4:30 PM, one-half hour prior to general admission tickets going on sale.
Gates will open at 5 PM with race time set to get underway at 7 PM.
General admissions tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children 6-11 and children five and under will be admitted Free. The pit fee is $35 and a license is not required.
2016 Racing Schedule:
NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings
Tuesday, July 26 7:00 PM
410 Sprints Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds*
Plus 410 Make up Feature and 30 lap 358 Modified
Thursday, August 18 7:30 PM PPB Night
All Star Circuit of Champions & TSRS Sprints
See Steve Kinser & Sammy Swindell in action!
Saturday, October 15 6 PM
MODS at the MADHOUSE Halloween Party
Big Block Modified/358 Modified Challenge 40 Laps, Sportsman & TSRS Sprints
*indicates NASCAR Modified Point Race
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
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Series Website: Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Sutton Sweeps the Day at Wall’s Christmas in July Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic ATQMRA
Wall Township, NJ July 23, 2016 — Geoffrey Sutton Backed up his opening day feature win by sweeping the day’s TQ midget racing action at the Speedway by the Shore Wall Stadium. Sutton pocketed the $300.00 winners share and a Brice’s NAPA Auto Parts NAPA Aluminum Racing Jack as a contingency prize. Joey Bailey and Sutton were heat race winners. Sutton was chased across the line by Matt Janisch and Ryan Tidman who scored another podium finish. Next up for the ATQMRA is a trip to the Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut for winged racing action on Saturday August 6th.
The First heat race saw Joey Bailey and Mike Glaser take the green. Bailey shot into the lead followed by Glaser with Ryan Tidman sliding into second. Jeff Kot in his Behrent’s Performance 95 Badger assuming the third spot by the end of the second lap. Matt Jansich charged from his sixth starting position to overtake Kot for third on lap six. Kot would finish fourth followed by Anthony Payne with Tim Proctor taking the final transfer position.
The second heat saw Geoffrey Sutton move from his third starting position to lead the first lap and was followed into the lead by the always fast Matt Roselli. The pair would finish one two with Sutton earning the win over Roselli. Top rookie of the year candidate Mark Yoder finished third with 2015 ATQMRA Champion Buddy Sload fourth followed by Don Zrinski and Mark Rogers.
The ATQMRA 25 lap feature saw Joey Bailey and Tim Proctor lead the field for the club’s impressive four abreast parade lap and salute to the fans. When the green flag flew Tim Proctor moved into the lead over Bailey until Bailey completed a pass to lead the third circuit. Matt Roselli would move into second with Geoffrey Sutton riding in third. Sutton would make his move to take the lead on lap twelve with Bailey Sitting second until a cooling system failure ended Bailey’s day on lap thirteen collecting Roselli in the process.
The always fast Matt Jansich picked his way through the field to put himself on Sutton’s bumper for the restart after methodically advancing from his tenth starting position. Since it was past half way the restart was single file and Sutton was able to get a five car length advantage over Janisch and held serve over the final laps. Flying Ryan Tidman continued his streak of consistent finishes rounding out the podium. Mark Rogers piloted his 27 car to a fourth place finish with Matt Roselli charging back through the field to earn a solid fifth place finish. Top Rookie Mark Yoder raced his Hyper Hugger to sixth with Buddy Sload finishing seventh. Andrew Krause Anthony Payne and Mike Glaser rounded out the top ten.
The always fast Jeff Kot in his Behrents Peformance 95 worked his way into fifth place on track when his engine expired ending his chances of taking the checker.
Sutton ended Janisch’s streak of four ATQMRA feature wins in a row making Janisch and Sutton the only drivers to find their way to Victory Lane with the ATQRMA in 2016. Ironically both Janisch and Sutton earned their first ATQMRA wins in the same Metz Racing car that Sutton currently pilots.
A special thanks goes out to Bill Brice of Brice’s NAPA Auto Stores for supporting all of the divisions racing at Wall and his efforts with the ATQMRA. Geoffrey Sutton earned a NAPA Aluminum Racing Jack as a contingency award for winning the feature.
Next up for the ATQMRA Is a trip to the New London Ct ‘s Waterford Speedbowl on August 6th. This will be the first trip to the Speedbowl since Mike Tidaback earned his first feature win in his Father Bob’s Suzuki Gamma Powered Lindblad Badger in September of 1995. Northeast Modified ace Nick Ladyga and a host of others to be announced will take on the ATQMRA faithful on the 3/8 mile Speedbowl.
ATQRMA News and Notes: Teams are reminded that they have an opportunity to put their cars on display in front of the crowd at Pocono for the IndyCar weekend on August 20 and 21st. The Application for putting a race car in the show can be found at www.theclassicracingtimes.com by clicking on Applications and filling out the Pocono Sun and Show Application or contact Gary Mondschein for details. For the first time at Wall this year the ATQMRA implemented a 2 position penalty for crossing the yellow line separating the flat lower track from the banks in order to keep the competitors safe. Austin Fehr and Andrew Krause were docked two positions for going out of bounds.
Heat Race 1
1 02 Joey Bailey
2 1b Ryan Tidman
3 48 Matt janisch
4 95 Jeff Kot
5 45 Anthony Payne
6 98 Tim Proctor
7 11 Steve Whitt
8 73 Austin Fehr
9 f8 Mike Glaser
10 27 Andrew Krause
Heat Race 2
1 461 Geoffrey Sutton
2 98 Matt Roselli
3 75 Mark Yoder
4 16 Buddy Sload
5 75 Don Zrinski
6 27 Mark Rogers
7 67 Joey Payne III
8 97 Chris Hirt
9 46 Kerry Irwin
Feature Race (25 Laps)1. 461 Geoffrey Sutton 2. 48 Matt Janisch 3. 1B Ryan Tidman 4. 27 Mark Rogers 5. 98 Matt Roselli 6. 75 Mark Yoder 7. 16 Buddy Sload 8. 27k Andrew Krause 9. Anthony Payne 10. F8 Mike Glaser 11. 95 Jeff Kot 12. 73 Austin Fehr 13. 02 Joey Bailey 14. 11. Steve Whitt 15. 75z Don Zrinski 16. 67 Joey Payne III 17. 46 Kerry Irwin 18. 98 Tim Proctor 19. 97 Chris Hirt