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Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
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FREMONT, Ohio (Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014) – The numbers just keep piling up for Dale Blaney. The four time University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions titlist would drive to the $10,000 payday on JLH General Contractor Night for the 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway Saturday.
Blaney would sweep the two-day event at “The Track That Action Built.” It was his 15th UNOH All Star win of the season and runs his career total to 114. Blaney has five wins in 2014 at Fremont to take his career total at the track to 24, moving him into a tie with John Beaber for 19th on the track’s all-time win list. It was the 116th appearance of the UNOH All Stars at Fremont and Blaney leads all drivers in career series wins at the track with 18.
“Chris (Andrews) was really good in the dash. I really thought he was going to be the guy to beat. But we got rolling really good around the top and he was struggling through the middle a little bit and I was gaining some ground on him. Man this car just got better and better and I could put it anywhere I wanted,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks/Gf1 Chassis backed machine.
“George Fisher (crew chief) is unbelievable. I’ve worked with him for 12 years now and we’re going good and I’m proud of everybody. Skippy and Donnie and Ricky Jr….we have a lot of guys that put in a great effort and it shows,” added Blaney.
Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan, who recently earned the 2014 track championship at Attica Raceway Park, is looking to do the same at Fremont Speedway. Ryan held off a charging Jamie Miller and made some daring moves in lapped traffic to score his fourth win of the season in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. It was Ryan’s 5th career win at Fremont Speedway.
“I knew someone (Miller) was outside of me…I just couldn’t get past the 2 car (Ricky Peterson). He kept going to the bottom and it was a little slimy down there and it was hard to pass him,” said Ryan beside his J&J Automotive/Griff’s Engines/Frost Frog/Kistler Racing Products/Village Pizza House/backed #5.
At one point Ryan had built a five second lead but it was wiped out by a caution on lap 11.
“I didn’t realize I had that big of a lead. My dad kept giving me the middle sign…but I looked up on the sign and saw the 6 (Dustin Dinan) there and I knew I had to keep my momentum up. I watched Dale Blaney all night and how he ran the middle and I tried to mimic him…it worked out,” added Ryan.
Shawn Valenti has been unstoppable at Fremont in 2014 in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks. The Risingsun, Ohio driver took the lead on lap five and dominated the rest of the feature for his third consecutive win. The victory is the 13th of the season at Fremont for Valenti and gives him 22 for his career and moving him into a tie for 24th on the track’s all-time win list.
“It’s just been one of those dream years. I didn’t want to let Dale (Blaney) be the only one to sweep the Jim Ford weekend. I know this thing was hooked up tonight. Awesome job by Rich Farmer and the crew on the track. I want to thank the fans for sticking around to watch us tonight,” said Valenti of his Craig Miller Trucking/KS Sales and Service/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/Gressman Powersports/Dave Story Equipment Repair/Conrad Transportation backed #7B.
Andrews and Rob Chaney would bring the field to green for the 50-lap feature which honored the late Jim Ford who re-opened Fremont Speedway in 2000, saving it from closing. Andrews would gain the advantage as Blaney would move from third to second. As Andrews and Blaney pulled away, Andrew Palker and Chaney would battle for third with Lee Jacobs, Bryan Sebetto, Tim Shaffer and Caleb Griffith in pursuit.
Lee Jacobs would blast into third on lap three just before the caution flew on lap four for a Cap Henry spin. On the restart Andrews and Blaney again pulled away with Jacobs, Palker, Chaney, Shaffer, Sebetto and Griffith giving chase.
With six laps in the books, Blaney began to pressure Andrews. On lap eight Blaney would shoot around Andrews going down the back stretch but the caution would fly when Craig Mintz suffered front end damage and stopped on the front stretch.
On the restart Andrews and Blaney picked right back up on their battle with Lee Jacobs, Palker, Chaney and Sebetto in tow. Cale Thomas would stop on lap 10 for another caution. And again when the green flew Andrews and Blaney battled for the lead. That duo would wage war over the next seven laps before hitting heavy lapped traffic on lap 16.
Blaney would rocket off the bottom of turn three on lap 18 to steal the lead from Andrews with Lee Jacobs, Chaney and Sebetto the running order. Palker’s great run would end on lap 24 when he spun in turn two and that would bring out a red flag fuel stop.
When the green flew Blaney had a couple of lapped cars separating him from Andrews while Lee Jacobs, Chaney, Sebetto, Griffith and 17th starter Greg Wilson in pursuit. The caution flew again on lap 28 for a Brian Lay spin. On the restart Henry would tumble on the front stretch; he was uninjured.
On the restart Blaney again pulled away from Andrews as Chaney drove around Jacobs for third with Wilson moving into the top five. That top five would not change as they again raced into lapped traffic on lap 37. With 10 laps to go Jacobs began pressuring Chaney for the third spot when he would suffer front end damage on lap 41, ending his run.
On the restart Blaney had a two lapped car cushion over Andrews, Chaney and Wilson. Chaney would drive into second on lap 43 but Andrews challenged back with five laps to go. Chaney would finally pull away from Andrews and began closing on Blaney.
But, Blaney’s lead was insurmountable and he drove to the victory over Chaney, Andrews, Wilson and Sebetto.
“I think there’s a lot of credibility to running second to him. I stayed with Dale last night and I used his car today and I put gas in it and now I wish I wouldn’t have,” joked Chaney beside his Stan Cortad Racing #9x.
After leading the first 17 laps and having a bad couple of weeks that saw him miss out on a track title at Attica and the Kistler Racing Products FAST championship, Andrews was happy to finish third.
“I tried to take Dale’s advice. I didn’t want to go too hard and then he showed his nose past me and I kind of just followed him and learned a little bit. I got to racing with lapped cars that should have probably just pulled out of the way and let the leaders run a little bit. Seems like we run pretty good at the Jim Ford Classic every year. It makes up for a lot of bad runs here recently and I’m pretty excited,” said Andrews beside his Burmeister Racing/Lucas Oil/K&N Filters/Goofy Golf/Re-elect Judge Anstead/Tender Touch Car Wash/Schiets Motorsports/Kistler Engines/Adkins Sanitation/Applebees Restaurant backed #16.
Rookie Luke Griffith and Ryan would pace the field for the 25 lap feature for the 305 sprints with Ryan taking the lead over Griffith, Miller, Dinan, Nate Dussel, Bobby Clark, Josh Harrison, Jason Keckler and Trey Jacobs.
Ryan would steadily pull away from Griffith who had his hands full with Miller and Dinan as they raced into lapped traffic by the 7th circuit. Dinan would move into third and steal second on lap eight. With 10 laps in Ryan had built a 10 second lad over Dinan with Griffith, Miller, Dussel, Clark, Jacobs and Harrison in pursuit.
A spin by Clay Riney would bring out the caution and wipe out that huge lead. When the green flew Ryan pulled away slightly from Dinan with Miller, Griffith, Dussel, Clark, Jacobs, Steve Rando and 19th starter Alvin Roepke giving chase.
Miller would drive into second on lap 13 and slowly ate into Ryan’s lead with Dinan, Dussel, Griffith, Clark, Rando and Roepke in pursuit. With five laps to go the leaders hit heavy lapped traffic and Miller closed to within two car lengths. Ryan made a fantastic move in turns three and four on lap 20, splitting two lapped cars. But, Miller would execute the same move in turns one and two to stay close.
As the white flag flew, Ryan was hung up on the bottom by a lapped car and Miller raced to his outside with Dussel, Dinan, Clark and Roepke closing.
Ryan was able to hold off Miller for the win with Dussel, Dinan and Clark rounding out the top five.
Kyle Cline and Dana Frey brought the field to green for the 20 lap dirt truck feature with Fry leading the first lap over Cline, Cory McCaughey, Gene Potridge, Jeff Ward and Ben Good. Fry and Cline tangled in turn two ending their night after the first lap was completed.
On the restart McCaughey led Potridge, Ward, 11th starter Valenti, Good and Kent Brewer. But the caution would fly for an Art Ball and Eric Devanna spin. The green flew for lap three followed by a quick caution for Randy Ryan.
On the restart McCaughey led Potridge, Valenti, Ward, Brewer and Good. Valenti drove into second on lap four and drove around McCaughey for the lead a circuit later. Brewer would take third on lap seven and drive into second by lap 10.
Valenti had built an eight second lead – half a lap – when the caution flew for Andy Earnhart who stopped on the track with four laps to go. That was the only thing to slow Valenti as he drove off the final four laps for the win over Brewer, a charging Matt Foos, McCaughey and Jimmy McGrath Jr.
The UNOH All Stars and Fremont Speedway announced the series would return to Fremont Speedway for several big shows in 2015.
Also, earlier in the day the Third Annual Fremont Speedway Kick-It Kickball Fundraiser was held. Along with raffles, a Kick-Bald event earlier in the year and other fund-raisers, over $50,000 was raised to fight childhood cancer. The Jeff Gordon Foundation will match that amount for a total over $100,000!
Fremont Speedway will return to action Saturday, Sept. 27 for Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night for the 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks.
For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com
Fremont Speedway - 9/13/2014
JLH Construction Night
UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions (39 Cars)
Qualifying – Kistler Engines
1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.492; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.521; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.572; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.643; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.676; 6. 53-Cap Henry, 12.740; 7. 29-Bryan Sebetto, 12.784; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.816; 9. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.827; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.837; 11. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.837; 12. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.851; 13. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.905; 14. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.911; 15. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 12.928; 16. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.982; 17. 2+-Brian Smith, 12.999; 18. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.068; 19. 27-Chad Kemenah, 13.100; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.147; 21. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.155; 22. 11F-D.J. Foos, 13.203; 23. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.264; 24. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.280; 25. 51-Roger Campbell, 13.287; 26. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.293; 27. 9W-Derek Hagar, 13.300; 28. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.336; 29. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.375; 30. 6-Jac Haudenschild, 13.415; 31. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.416; 32. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.459; 33. 21-Travis Philo, 13.493; 34. 60K-Jody Keegan, 13.711; 35. 10-Carl Bowser, 13.806; 36. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.952; 37. 91-Cale Thomas, 14.079; 38. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.104; 39. 33-Brent Matus, 14.607
Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 2+-Brian Smith ; 2. 22S-Brandon Spithaler ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay ; 9. 21-Travis Philo ; 10. 51-Roger Campbell
Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. O8-Dan Kuriger ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos ; 5. 60K-Jody Keegan ; 6. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus ; 9. 6-Jac Haudenschild ; 10. 53-Cap Henry
Heat 3 – Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 16-Chris Andrews ; 2. 27-Chad Kemenah ; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer ; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs ; 5. 29-Bryan Sebetto ; 6. 9W-Derek Hagar ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser ; 9. 33-Brent Matus ; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw
Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. W20-Greg Wilson ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns ; 8. 39M-Matt Merrill ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms
Dash – Quality Inn/Comfort Inn & Suites of Fremont (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature
1. 16-Chris Andrews ; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 6. 29-Bryan Sebetto
B-Main – MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 53-Cap Henry ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller ; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed ; 7. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns ; 9. 9W-Derek Hagar ; 10. 10-Carl Bowser ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell ; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill ; 13. 21-Travis Philo ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms ; 15. 13-Brandon Matus ; 16. 6-Jac Haudenschild ; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 18. 33-Brent Matus
UNOH A-Main - (50 Laps)
1. 14K-Dale Blaney; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney; 3. 16-Chris Andrews; 4. W20-Greg Wilson; 5. 29-Bryan Sebetto; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer; 8. 24H-Brandon Wimmer; 9. 14H-Todd Heller; 10. 2+-Brian Smith; 11. 9-Dean Jacobs; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong; 13. 60K-Jody Keegan; 14. 83M-Broc Martin; 15. 22S-Brandon Spithaler; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs; 17. 27-Chad Kemenah; 18. 53-Cap Henry; 19. 45L-Brian Lay; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker; 21. 11F-D.J. Foos; 22. 91-Cale Thomas; 23. O8-Dan Kuriger; 24. O9-Craig Mintz
Hard Charger: W20-Greg Wilson[+13]
Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (33 Cars)
Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 18-Bobby Clark ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan ; 3. 1W-Jamie Miller ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 6. 7A-Alvin Roepke ; 7. 10S-Roger Shammo ; 8. 18N-Frank Neill ; 9. 37-Austin Ream
Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 25-Jason Keckler ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan ; 3. 10-Josh Harrison ; 4. C1-Clay Riney ; 5. O2-Kevin Lee ; 6. 39-John Ivy ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde
Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 22D-Dan Hammond ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 4. 16-Dale Blaney ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 6. 26-Daniel Demyan ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy
Heat 4 - The Computer Man (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 11G-Luke Griffith ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 4. 29P-Mark Pinski ; 5. 20B-Cody Bova ; 6. 32-Ryan French ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin
B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 20B-Cody Bova ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 3. 7A-Alvin Roepke ; 4. 39-John Ivy ; 5. O2-Kevin Lee ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy ; 9. 10S-Roger Shammo ; 10. 18N-Frank Neill ; 11. 37-Austin Ream ; 12. 26-Daniel Demyan ; 13. 2L-Landon Lalonde ; 14. 13-Jeremy Duposki
A-Main - (25 Laps)
1. 5R-Jordan Ryan; 2. 1W-Jamie Miller; 3. 1-Nate Dussel; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan; 5. 18-Bobby Clark; 6. 7A-Alvin Roepke; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith; 8. 19R-Steve Rando; 9. 16-Dale Blaney; 10. 39-John Ivy; 11. 25-Jason Keckler; 12. 3J-Trey Jacobs; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron; 14. 10-Josh Harrison; 15. 20B-Cody Bova; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson; 17. 68G-Tyler Gunn; 18. 29P-Mark Pinski; 19. 22D-Dan Hammond; 20. C1-Clay Riney
Hard Charger: 7A-Alvin Roepke[+13]
AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (22 Trucks)
Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. O1-Art Ball ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward ; 3. 33C-Kyle Cline ; 4. 5-Jim McGrath ; 5. 3X-Brad Keckler ; 6. D1-Dustin Keegan ; 7. 25-Randy Ryan ; 8. 1-Andy Earnhart
Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 7-Dana Frey ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti ; 3. 115-Ben Good ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr. ; 6. 37-Eric Devanna ; 7. 9-Curt Inks
Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 8KB-Kent Brewer ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey ; 3. 2-Matt Foos ; 4. 99X-Gene Portidge ; 5. O-Jim Keegan ; 6. 13-Cody Benyak ; 7. 18W-Cory Ward
A-Main - (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer; 3. 2-Matt Foos; 4. 36M-Cory McCaughey; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.; 6. 33-Jeff Ward; 7. O1-Art Ball; 8. 99X-Gene Portidge; 9. 115-Ben Good; 10. 3X-Brad Keckler; 11. 5-Jim McGrath; 12. D1-Dustin Keegan; 13. O-Jim Keegan; 14. 9-Curt Inks; 15. 37-Eric Devanna; 16. 13-Cody Benyak; 17. 1-Andy Earnhart; 18. 4S-Keith Sorg; 19. 25-Randy Ryan; 20. 7-Dana Frey; 21. 33C-Kyle Cline
Hard Charger: 7B-Shawn Valenti[+11]
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BRENDEN BRIGHT CAPTURES FIRST GRANDVIEW WIN
Bright Wins First of 2014 in Exciting Grandview ARDC Feature
Brenden Bright drove to his first win of the season with the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) in the twenty-five lap feature event at the Grandview Speedway in a rare Friday night racing event.
Not only was it Bright’s first win of the season but his first ever win at the Grandview Speedway - the track that is the closest to Bright’s Collegeville, PA home. “We’ve always struggled at Grandview,” Bright related. “We’ve been good this season on the heavy tracks or early in the night but we’ve struggled on the hard slick tracks.”
On this race night, Bright had some help. His Presidential HVAC #92 got some help from five time ARDC winner, Alex Bright and his crew chief, Eddie Heffline who made some suggestions to improve the younger Bright’s performance. He had some help from his brother in the feature line-up as well. When Alex drew the pole after winning the third heat race, he volunteered to start 12th for the twenty-five lap main - the last of the redraw positions. That moved Brenden up to a third place start. “I need all the help I can get,” Brenden stated as he looked over the starting grid.
Brett Wanner and Billy Pauch Jr. led the field to the green flag but Wanner fought for control as the rear wheel came off his #44 as the field headed into turn one. The inside row slid up for the complete restart, pitting Brenden Bright against Pauch Jr. on the front row. Pauch immediately took the lead as Brett Arndt slid under Brenden Bright to briefly take second.
Pauch had the Mike Heffner owned #27 on the bottom of the track as Brenden Bright and second year driver, Jim Radney battled for the runner-up spot. Radney like the high line around the track and took over second on lap four. Pauch led Radney, Brenden Bright, Tim Buckwalter and Brett Arndt with five complete.
Alex Bright had advanced to sixth but slid high and lost several positions. By lap seven, Radney was putting the pressure on Pauch for the lead. Radney ran the top with Pauch on the bottom as the two dueled for the top spot.
The field was three wide through turns one and two following a caution for Alex Bright just before half way.
Radney took a run on the outside of Pauch as the two drivers raced down the backstretch on lap thirteen with Radney becoming the race leader at the half way point. With ten laps to go, Radney led Pauch, Tim Buckwalter, Brenden Bright and Ryan Watt who was behind the wheel of the R/T Racing #20.
Moisture on the race track caused a tangle between Alex Bright and Bruce Buckwalter Jr. in turns one and two, bringing out what would be the race’s final caution. While the field circled under caution, race leader, Jim Radney came to a stop on the homestretch with battery failure. Radney’s bid for a first ARDC win would be postponed for another night. Pauch led the field back to the green flag for the final ten laps as the race leader.
Brenden Bright wasted no time taking his car to the outside to challenge Pauch for the lead on the back stretch. The race had a new leader as Brenden Bright led the way.
Watt challenged Tim Buckwalter and took over third with five laps to go. 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz and Brett Arndt battled it out for fifth.
At the end of twenty-five laps, Brenden Bright headed for his first checkered flag of the season followed by Billy Pauch, Jr., Ryan Watt, Tim Buckwalter and Trevor Kobylarz.
This Friday night, ARDC heads west to race at the Path Valley Speedway Park - a return to the Central PA track after an absence of nearly twenty years.
Billy Pauch Jr. made his first start of the season in Mike Heffner’s #27 midget, wrenched by Sean Michael. Ryan Watt subbed for Carey Becker and drove Becker’s #20 to a third place finish. When electrical issues sidelined point leader, Steven Drevicki’s #19. DeGre Engineering car owner, Greg Fitzpatrick turned over his #28 to Drevicki for the night. The point leader raced his way to an eighth place finish at the end of twenty-five laps. Danny Stratton had the Steward #33 out in front of the first heat before rear end problems brought Stratton to a stop in turn four. Fast time of the night turned by Ryan Watt in the first qualifier when Watt turned the third mile track in 15.128 seconds.
Feature Finish (25 laps)
1. Brenden Bright 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Ryan Watt 4. Tim Buckwalter 5. Trevor Kobylarz 6. Brett Arndt 7. Ryan Greth 8. Steven Drevicki 9. Kyle Lick 10. Tyler Brehm 11. Tony DiMattia 12. Tommy Kunsman 13. Austin Burke 14. Billy Courtwright 15. Jim Radney 16. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 17. Alex Bright 18. Justin Grosz 19. Brett Wanner 20. Nick Wean DNS - PJ Gargiulo
Haubstadt, Indiana…….Daron Clayton is widely considered to be the master of Tri-State Speedway, and he continued to add to his lore with a dominant victory in Saturday’s 40-lap “Haubstadt Hustler” co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series. The 11th AMSOIL National Sprint Car win of his career was worth $10,000 to the Sikeston, Missouri native.
Local favorite Kyle Cummins got the jump from outside the front-row as Kevin Thomas, Jr. kept pace early and applied pressure after a handful of laps before a red flag on lap seven.
From there, Cummins and Thomas pulled away as the Cullman, Alabama driver, looking to defend his win in last year’s event, moved in on Cummins for the top spot on lap 18. He closed the gap too quickly, though, making contact with Cummins as they entered turn-three and spinning himself around, bringing out the caution.
Clayton, who started 11th, had just moved to the fourth spot before that yellow, and he sat fourth on the restart just before halfway. He disposed of second-running Jerry Coons, Jr. and ran down Cummins, who was about to enter lapped traffic. Cummins narrowly held him off for a few laps before being held up by a slower car in the high line on lap 25, allowing Clayton to cut underneath in turn-four with the lead.
A flurry of late yellows slowed Clayton’s escape from the field, and the July winner at Tri-State, Robert Ballou, was clawing his way up with each restart. He finally restarted in second with just six laps to go, but Clayton couldn’t be touched as he launched off the corner with another popular victory in the Merry Go Round Restaurant – ProGlide Coatings #92 Spike/J&D.
“That was the longest forty laps of my life! It feels awesome to win again here, though. I can’t say enough about the group of people around me, supporting me. This is what we come here to do. I knew we had to be good on a long run tonight and pick off cars when we could. It’s smoking and I’m not sure how much longer it woulda held up, but it was good enough to get it done tonight,” Clayton said.
Ballou came home second in the Blakesley Auto – Hinchman Racing Uniforms #12x Maxim/Ott.
“This is where Daron Clayton is at his best, and we were right there with him. Hats off to him and his guys. I think we may have had a chance at him, but we started to run low on fuel after the last yellow. I hate running second – especially as we’ve been lately. It burns me to run second after you get used to winning,” Ballou said.
Cummins again found himself on the podium after just missing out on his first National win yet again at his home track in the Vincennes University – Greenwell Auto Body #3c Spike/Cummins.
“It was hooked up in the beginning, and I had to mess with lapped cars quite a bit. I started driving harder as I saw some pressure to my inside. I adjusted quite a bit towards the end and felt like I got it better at the end, but I let Robert slip by me for second. I can’t be too upset, but I stand up here behind just one or two guys quite a lot,” Cummins said.
Coons finished a strong fourth in his first night aboard the Gentry Brothers Racing – Automotive Color & Supply #2x DRC/Ott, while Chase Stockon rounded out the top-five in the Superior Tank & Trailer – Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 13, 2014 - Haubstadt, Indiana - Tri-State Speedway - “Haubstadt Hustler” - Co-Sanctioned by MSCS
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Kyle Cummins, (#3c Cummins), 2. Brady Short (#11p Pottorff), 3. Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics), 4. Jeff Bland Jr. (#04 Burton), 5. Tracy Hines (#4 Hines), 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (#20N Schuerenber/Nolen), 7. Brian Wallace (#27 Wallace), 8. Daylan Chambers (#52c Chambers). 2:18.88
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough (#37RW Dutcher), 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (#9k KT), 3. Chris Windom (#11 Walker), 4. Aaron Farney (#15 Farney), 5. Nick Hale (#02 Hale), 6. Shane Cockrum (#66 Amati), 7. Brandon Mattox (#28 Mattox), 8. Jared Fox (#56 Fox). NT
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr. (#2x Gentry), 2. Daron Clayton (#92 Clayton), 3. Dave Darland (#71p Phillips), 4. Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart/Curb-Agajanian), 5. Dakota Jackson (#3 Jackson), 6. Brian Karraker (3R Byram), 7. Donnie Brackett (#4B Brackett), 8. Max McGhee (#17 McGhee). 2:20.81
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Chase Stockon (#32 32 TBI), 2. Robert Ballou (#12x Ballou), 3. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 4. Carson Short (#21 Short), 5. Mitch Wissmiller, (#1w Wissmiller), 6. Hud Cone (#9T Hurst), 7. James Lyerla (#11x JL), 8. Roger DeWitt (#3d Pauley). 2:21.28
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. C.Short, 2. Farney, 3. Cone, 4. Cockrum, 5. Karraker, 6. Brackett, 7. Bland, 8. Mattox, 9. McGhee, 10. Schuerenberg, 11. Lylerla, 12. Chambers, 13. DeWitt, 14. Jackson, 15. Wallace. NT
FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Daron Clayton, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Kyle Cummins, 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Jon Stanbrough, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Tracy Hines, 10. Brian Karraker, 11. Dave Darland, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. C.J. Leary, 14. Brady Short, 15. Kevin Thomas Jr., 16. Shane Cockrum, 17. Chris Windom, 18. Donnie Brackett, 19. Nick Hale, 20. Carson Short, 21. Brandon Mattox, 22. Hud Cone, 23. Mitch Wissmiller, 24. Jeff Bland Jr. NT
**Mattox flipped on lap 7 of the feature. Hale flipped on lap 31 of the feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-24 Cummins, Laps 25-40 Clayton.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,554; 2-Darland-1,551, 3-Clauson-1,522, 4-Stanbepugh-1,473, 5-Stockon-1,345, 6-Hines-1,231, 7-Justin Grant-1,230, 8-Windom-1,225, 9-Ballou-1,142, 10-Leary-1,080.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: September 18 - Terre Haute (IN) Action Track - “Jim Hurtubise Classic”
DAMION GARDNER GOES WELL PAST THE 200-MPH BARRIER IN SPRINT CAR AT BONNEVILLE!
(Concord, CA, September 9, 2014) The “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver,” Concord, California’s Damion Gardner, saw nearly two years of dreams and hard work come to fruition when he broke the 200-MPH barrier not once, but two times in a sprint car at the Bonneville Salt Flats on Monday. Not only can he be called the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver,” but now the slender racer can also be called the only driver to go 200-MPH in a sprint car.
After a “shakedown” run of 190-MPH on the famous Utah salt surface on Sunday, the table was set to make sprint car history on Monday. Gardner started off the dramatic day with a sizzling pass that produced a speed of 194.19901 early in the morning. It was his fastest ever pass at Bonneville. The crew then realized history was in its grasp and it was time to go for it.
Gardner’s second run of the day proved to be the one dream’s are made of. He blistered the salt and by mile two, his speed was 199.44424. He was within arm’s reach of the coveted 200-MPH. One mile later, he did it! At the three mile mark he was at 202.25408 and his exit speed was 202.38426.
Those who are acquainted with Damion Gardner know that he will not quit pushing and rather than rest on his laurels at 202.38426, he wanted more. The area was being pestered by some light rain followed by cross winds that caused some concern, but Gardner went back out and he obliterated the 202 run with an amazing pass of 205.47318.
205+ and it is not over yet. Instead of packing up the car and the tools and heading home, Gardner and the crew are headed back to the salt for some more passes on Tuesday to wrap up the three days of wonderful speed history. Full details on today’s exploits with be forthcoming this evening or first thing Monday morning, but here is a little hint. Gardner just went 211.58844 on his first run of the day!
You can see and meet the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver” this Saturday night when he returns to the cockpit of the Mark Alexander #4 in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series at Perris Auto Speedway.
Everything, including the historical 205-MPH pass is being shot for an exciting documentary titled, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car.” The made for TV production is being written, directed and produced by Surf N’ Sprint and will be shot by the award winning racing specialists from LoudPedal Productions. You can take a sneak peek at the documentary at the following link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp1JvkD9aaI&feature=youtu.be
Damion Gardner would like to thank the following for making this enormous task possible: Surf N’ Sprint, Frankland Rearends, J. Milano Co., Shaver Engines, Lucas Oil, ARP, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Yak Graphics, Schoenfeld, Waterman, Simpson, Willwood, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Advanced Racing Suspension, Maxwell Industries, Victory Race Cars, Beast Chassis, Maas Powdercoat, Kenny’s Components, Santamauro Racing, Lee Power Steering, Butler Built Seats, Schroeder, Brown & Miller, Champion Spark Plugs, System 1, Barne’s Systems, Eibach, TSR, Indy Race Parts, MPD, Beaver Stripes, K&N, Jessel, Comp Cams, Donovan, Seals It, LoudPedal Productions, KMD Racing.
Watch for more follow ups on this noble effort in 2014. You can also check out what is going on by visiting the Damion Gardner Fan Page on Facebook. The pages of Steve Watt and Loudpedal Productions will also offer their takes on all the high speed happenings.
To hear Damion Gardner’s 2013 interview about driving the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car” with Shawn Wood on the Dirt Track Channel, please click on the following link: http://thedirttrackchannel.com/Webcast/tscsAug1313.mp3
Media, to contact any of the principals in this endeavor, please contact Scott Daloisio at email@example.com or call 909 226-7768.
Bechtelsville, PA August 31, 2014 . . . Early day rain and the forecast of more rain to come has forced promoter Bruce Rogers to throw in the towel and cancel the doubleheader show of ARDC wingless midgets and Hilborn TSRS winged sprint cars scheduled for Grandview Speedway on Sunday night.
Only two of the scheduled four Open Wheel Spectaculars were run this season with the other two falling victim to wet weather.
The ARDC wingless midgets will return to Grandview on Friday, September 12th as part of a doubleheader show that will include the Race of Champions Sportsman stock cars. This event will kick off the big Freedom 76 Classic weekend that will include the $25,000 to win Modified race on Saturday, September 13th featuring many of the top dirt track modified racers.
Racing action returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 6th with the running of a tripleheader event sponsored by Green Lane Wm. Penn/Four Star Lettering. Included will be the final NASCAR point events of the season for the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Racing will start at 7:30 p.m.
For additional race information please telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com.
Media contact: Ernie Saxton
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“If you only go to one race this weekend the ARDC / TSRS show at Gransview this Sunday is the show not to miss. They put on a great show. You will not be disappointed. Check out the video of the closing laps of the TSRS feature the last time they were at Grandview; and the ARDC feature is always worth the price of admission.” …. WheelsofSpeed
The following provided by Ernie Saxton
NEWS FROM BRUCE ROGERS’ GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY - Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events
Track owner: Bruce Rogers @ 610.754.7688: Public relations and marketing: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286
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FINAL OPEN WHEEL SPECTACULAR OF THE 2014 SEASON SET FOR GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SUNDAY
BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 25, 2014 . . . The third and final Open Wheel Spectacular of the season is on tap at the Grandview Speedway this Sunday evening as the Hilborn Tri-State Race Saver Sprint Cars (TSRS) and the wingless midgets of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) return to the high banks of the Grandview Speedway for another double header of open cockpit competition.
Only one driver - Adam Carberry of Bensalem, PA - has been able to claim repeat wins in TSRS action this season. Carberry was the race winner of the first Open Wheel Spectacular in June and recently picked up his second win of 2014 at the Bridgeport Speedway. Karl Freyer, Mike Haggenbottom, Kyle Reinhardt, Dave Brown, Kyle Purks and the winner of the July Open Wheel Spectacular, Jeff Geiges - are all looking to make a return trip to Victory Lane. Carberry raced Tim Tanner for the win in June. Geiges won a three way battle when he took the lead from Haggenbottom with two laps to go. Purks, Haggenbottom and Geiges swapped the positions throughout the final six laps in a race that came right down to the checkered flag at the end of twenty-five laps.
Steve Buckwalter has won both of the ARDC Midget Sunday night feature events. However, it has been the Collegeville, PA driver, “The Phenom” Alex Bright who has been on a streak in recent ARDC action. Bright leads the midget field with five wins, including wins in four of the last five ARDC events. Steve Buckwalter has three wins while Steven Drevicki continues to lead the points in ARDC action with his pair of wins. PJ Gargiulo and Tim Buckwalter each have one win a piece this season.
Both feature events promise twenty-five laps of open wheel action from the green to the checkered and feature the top performers from a series of qualifying events for both divisions of competition.
Fans will have a chance to meet with several competitors before the racing action gets underway on Sunday. The team from Low, Down and Dirty internet radio will present a Meet & Greet to begin at five o’clock near the entrance to the grandstand. Eddie Wagnner and his #70 and Stephanie Stevens and her #20 will be on hand to represent TSRS while 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz and the R/T Racing #1 and Danny Stratton with the Steward #33 will be on hand to represent ARDC. These drivers will pose for pictures, sign autographs and be available to answer questions before they head back to the pits to prepare for the night’s racing action.
Racing will get the green flag at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is just $15 while youngsters 6 through 12 pay $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free.
It’s the night before the Labor Day Holiday and a great time to come out and experience the action that everyone is talking about - the Open Wheel Spectacular at the Grandview Speedway.
Filling out the Labor Day weekend at Grandview is the Saturday night tripleheader sponsored by Bernheisel Racing Components and will see the BRC Late Models run in a special 30-lap feature with more than $5,000 worth of special products being shared by all Late Model racers that carry the BRC decals on both sides of the car. The NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Sportsman will also be in action. Just two point events remain in the season before the huge Freedom 76 Classic takes place on Saturday, September 13 and that one pays $25,000 to win and features the best dirt track modified racing talents in the area.
The Saturday night action gets the green at 7:30 p.m. with adults admitted for just $15 while youngsters 12 and under are admitted free.
Additional information on racing at Grandview is available at 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com and Facebook.
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AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 22, 2014 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer”Sprint Car Smackdown III”
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-12.712; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.843; 3. Thomas Meseraull, 77, Wingo-12.843; 4. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-12.912; 5. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-12.964; 6. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-12.971; 7. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-12.976; 8. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-12.998; 9. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-13.079; 10. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.162; 11. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.189; 12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.235; 13. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.290; 14. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.290; 15. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-13.304; 16. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.305; 17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-13.345; 18. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.348; 19. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.354; 20. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.372; 21. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-13.378; 22. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-13.381; 23. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-13.457; 24. Max McGhee, 17m, McGhee-13.468; 25. Chad Boespflug, 57, Hazen-13.519; 26. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.584; 27. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-13.601; 28. Brian Karraker, 3R, Byram-13.780; 29. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, Becker-13.790; 30. Ryan Bernal, 27a, Elson-13.811; 31. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.853; 32. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-13.858; 33. Nathan Moore, 48, Moore-13.861; 34. Lee Dakus, 75, Dakus-14.011.
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Grant, 3. Courtney, 4. Short, 5. Darland, 6. Ballou, 7. Boespflug, 8. Moore, 9. Kobylarz. 2:17.40
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Bacon, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Coons, 5. Jarrett, 6. Price-Miller, 7. Bernal, 8. Gurley, 9. Dakus. 2:15.24
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Cottle, 3. Shuman, 4, Clauson, 5. Simon, 6. Spencer, 7. Andretti, 8. Meseraull. 2:14.58
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mattox, 2. Stockon, 3. McGhee, 4. Cummins, 5. Weir, 6. Leary, 7. Karraker, 8. Clayton. 2:16.13
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Darland. 2. Ballou, 3. Boespflug, 4. Jarrett, 5. Leary, 6. Weir, 7. Gurley, 8. Price-Miller, 9. Simon, 10. Karraker, 11. Kobylarz, 12. Andretti,13. Bernal, 14. Spencer, 15. Moore, 16. Dakus. 2:41.06
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Robert Ballou, 4. Kyle Cummins, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Chase Stockon, 7. Brady Short, 8. C.J. Leary, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Logan Jarrett, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Shane Cottle, 13. Max McGhee, 14. Tracy Hines, 15. Casey Shuman, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Brandon Mattox, 18. Dave Darland, 19. Tyler Courtney, 20. Scotty Weir, 21. Chad Boespflug, 22. Justin Grant, 23. Brian Karraker. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-28 Clauson, Laps 29-30 Stanbrough.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1- Bacon-1,415, 2-Clauson-1,388, 3-Darland-1,387, 4-Stanbrough-1,328, 5-Stockon-1,220, 6-Hines-1,144; 7-Windom-1,136, 8-Grant-1,121, 9-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,066, 10-Leary-999.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: August 23 - Kokomo (IN) Speedway - Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer”Sprint Car Smackdown III”