AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 18, 2015 - Haubstadt, Indiana - Tri-State Speedway - “Spring Showdown” - (Co-sanctioned by MSCS)
Haubstadt, Indiana…After nearly having Saturday’s 30-lap “Spring Showdown” wrestled away from him inside the final ten laps, Brady Bacon fought back to re-take the lead from Robert Ballou and take the victory at Tri-State Speedway. The defending AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion took his second win of the season in a race that was also co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series.
After a failed initial start, Tracy Hines got a run off the high side to lead the opening lap, but Kyle Cummins cut underneath to take the lead on lap three, looking for his first USAC Sprint Car win. Just a lap later, Bacon flashed by Cummins to take the top spot as the lead trio of Bacon, Cummins, and Ballou raced away from the field.
Ballou took second and started to stalk Bacon as they encountered traffic. He finally poked inside Bacon on lap 19 as the two nearly made contact while avoiding a slower car. Three laps later, Ballou got a run down the frontstretch and dove under Bacon for the lead. As they hit turn three, Ballou bobbled while Bacon hustled on the cushion to retake the lead as they passed the line.
On lap 24, third-running Kevin Thomas, Jr., who was slicing through traffic in pursuit of the lead duo, made contact with a lapped car and spun in turn-two, necessitating the only caution of the race.
With five lapped cars behind them, it was Bacon versus Ballou for the final seven laps, as Bacon was able to hold a narrow margin and take the win in the Hoffman Auto Racing - Mean Green #69 Triple X/Williams Mopar, his tenth career win to tie him with Tony Stewart for 43rd all-time.
“We were not gonna lose tonight from a lack effort; we threw everything at it. Ballou and Cummins are as good as they get here, so it’s nice to be able to beat them. It’s a different place, and what works here is backwards how we do it everywhere else. There were cars everywhere that were unpredictable, and I think it was a matter of time before it messed up one of us. I just went to the top after he passed me and caught a break that he had a bad corner with traffic or something. It gave us the momentum to get back around him. I could feel us fading in the final few laps, and I could see him, but I just tried not to make any huge mistakes,” Bacon said.
Ballou was visibly frustrated with his narrow miss of his third win this season, as he placed himself in the top-two for the third-straight USAC race at Tri-State in the Blakesley Auto - MPHG Promotions #12 Maxim/Ott.
“I really hate to miss that one, especially as good as our car was. We had a brake problem last night that we didn’t get fixed, and it cost us tonight. I ran all over him in traffic there but didn’t want to crash us both. I think the top may have even been better, but I didn’t feel confident that I could get it slowed down to run the cushion. The one time we pushed the front end was right after we passed him. It’s unfortunate, but those guys do their homework and prepare a great car to win these races. We’ll figure it out and try to get three wins next weekend,” Ballou said.
Cummins held on to round out the podium in the Rock Steady Racing - Vincennes University #3R Mach-1/Cummins.
“I was hoping we could get away from them a little bit in the beginning, but I knew when they went by me so early that we were in trouble. I tried to make adjustments and do anything I could to get us better, but that was all we had. I think if we could have gotten to the top, we could have tried to make a run at them, but traffic had it clogged up near the end. I normally run my own stuff, but getting in some different cars and running up front is great. You gotta have a car near perfect to be able to win these races, and we’re close,” Cummins said.
Brady Short came home fourth after starting 11th in the Pottorff Logging - Sipe’s Body & Glass #11P Maxim/SPEC, and AMSOIL National point leader Chase Stockon, who started 12th, rounded out the podium aboard the Superior Tank & Trailer - Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.
ProSource “Fast Qualifier” Dave Darland finished seventh, while Carson Short rallied from 21st to finish tenth, garnering the B&W Auto Mart “Hard Charger Award.”
QUALIFYING: 1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-13.677; 2. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-13.692; 3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.715; 4. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-13.734; 5. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-13.740; 6. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Byram-13.795; 7. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-13.830; 8. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.850; 9. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-13.912; 10. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-13.937; 11. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-14.006; 12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.016; 13. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-14.043; 14. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.084; 15. Ted Hines, 12H, Hines-14.090; 16. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.110; 17. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.203; 18. Donny Brackett, 4B, Brackett-14.368; 19. James Lyerla, 11, JL Motorsports-14.422; 20. Chet Williams, 38, Williams-14.427; 21. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.568; 22. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.729; 23. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-15.701; 24. Brian Wallace, 27, Wallace-17.525.
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Darland, 3. Jarrett, 4. Farney, 5. Thomas, 6. Lyerla, 7. Hery, 8. Stanbrough. NT
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. B.Short, 2. Leary, 3. Bland, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Cockrum, 6. Grant, 7. Williams, 8. Bell. 2:30.35
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Brackett, 3. Cummins, 4. Stockon, 5. Briscoe, 6. C.Short, 7. Ted Hines, 8. Wallace. 2:20.12
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Grant, 2. C.Short, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Lyerla, 5. Ted Hines, 6. Williams, 7. Hery, 8. Bell, 9. Wallace. 2:49.82
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Kyle Cummins, 4. Brady Short, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9. C.J. Leary, 10. Carson Short, 11. Chase Briscoe, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. Jon Stanbrough, 14. Logan Jarrett, 15. Ted Hines, 16. Shane Cockrum, 17. Chet Williams, 18. Donnie Brackett, 19. Justin Grant, 20. James Lyerla, 21. Jeff Bland Jr., 22. Travis Hery. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Tracy Hines, Lap 3 Cummins, Laps 4-30 Bacon.
NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-467, 2-Ballou-452, 3-Bacon-439, 4-Darland-424, 5-Thomas-387, 6-Stanbrough-374, 7-Leary-364, 8-Tracy Hines-342, 9-Grant-315, 10-Cummins-310.
NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: April 24- Eagle (NE) Raceway - “Rumble at the Bullring”
RYAN STILLWAGGON EARNS FIRST CAREER SPRINT CAR VICTORY WITH TSRS AT BRIDGEPORT (Bridgeport, NJ)
By Erika Palmai Wagner
Ryan Stillwaggon, of Burlington, NJ, earned his first career sprint car victory Friday Night with the Tri-State Racesaver Series at Bridgeport Speedway. Stillwaggon held off a hard charging Bob DeVault in a thrilling twenty lap feature event at the newly resurfaced South Jersey five-eighths mile. Adam Carberry, who was a close contender for the win as well settled for third, Mike Haggenbottom, who pitted early in the race, restarted twenty-second and came through the field and finished 4th, and Eddie Wagner round out the top five finishing fifth.
Three heat race events were presented for the field of twenty-two 305 Sprints with victories going to Brad Franks, Mike Haggenbottom, and Eddie Wagner.
Ryan Stillwaggon and Jeff Geiges led the field to the green with Stillwaggon taking strong control of the top spot over Geiges. The first caution was brought out on lap 1, with Tim Tanner clipping the inside wall of turns one and two, side lining Tanner with front end damage, prematurely ending his attempt to challenge for the win.
Restarting the field in double file fashion, Stillwaggon checked out once again with Eddie Wagner climbing up the ranks very quickly from his 5th starting spot, obtaining two positions by lap 2, moving him up to third. Stillwaggon continued to show his dominance with a strong lead, followed by Jeff Geiges, Eddie Wagner, Adam Carberry and Bobby Devault who started back in 12th. Another caution was displayed on lap 5, with Samantha Lieberman spinning and coming to a stop in turn 3.
The green flag dropped to restart the race and Stillwaggon, Geiges and DeVault, who took advantage of the restart slicing and dicing his way to the 3rd spot, were the top three. Another caution was displayed on lap 6, with Dave Brown stopping in turn 3.
On the next restart, it was Adam Carberry and his green number 47 who took advantage of the very fast outside groove, jumping from 5th to 3rd, and then moving quickly to 2nd on the top by lap 10. Stillwaggon, showing the supremacy of his SEC Racing Engine power plant, continued to display his authority over the field with over a half a straightaway lead over the stout competition behind him. By catching up to lapped traffic, this allowed Carberry, DeVault, Haggenbottom and Wagner to reel him in. Bob DeVault, who started the feature back in 12th place, challenged Carberry for 2nd, defeating him and then set his eyes on the lead to which he conquered by lap 16. The caution was brought out for the final time due to a car stopping on the front stretch. Things were about to get interesting.
On the final restart, Bob DeVault lead the field to the final green flag, but Stillwaggon, who lost possession of the top spot a lap before, was not going to give it up without a fight. Stillwaggon challenged DeVault in a side by side dash down the back stretch, with the number 11 regaining the lead on lap 17. For the final laps, DeVault continued to challenge Stillwaggon, offering multiple runs at the lead, but Ryan prevailed. With the checkered flag in the air, Ryan Stillwaggon took his Quality Auto Body number 11 sprinter to victory lane with Bob DeVault finishing a close second, Adam Carberry third, Mike Haggenbottom fourth and Eddie Wagner finishing fifth.
HEAT 1: BRAD FRANKS, ADAM CARBERRY, RYAN STILLWAGGON, DAVE BROWN JR., JAMIE KOSTIC, RANDY WILBERT*, BRENDON TOFF*, DAVID BONNER*
HEAT 2: MIKE HAGGENBOTTOM, CHRIS ALLEN JR., TIM TANNER JR, RICK STEIF, JOE LORD, HARRIS KOHEN, SAMANTHA LIEBERMAN*
HEAT 3: EDDIE WAGNER, JEFF GEIGES, BRYANT DAVIS, BOB DEVAULT, SCOTT FRACK, ZACH BURD, JOE KAY*
FEATURE: RYAN STILLWAGGON, BOB DEVAULT, ADAM CARBERRY, MIKE HAGGENBOTTOM, EDDIE WAGNER, JEFF GEIGES, RICK STIEF, CHRIS ALLEN JR., BRYANT DAVIS, DAVE BROWN JR., RANDY WILBERT*, SCOTT FRACK, JOE LORD, JOE KAY*, SAMANTHA LIEBERMAN*, DAVID BONNER*, JAMIE KOSTIC, ZACH BURD, HARRIS KOHEN, BRAD FRANKS, BRENDON TOFF*, TIM TANNER
HARD CHARGER: BOB DEVAULT
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STRATTON PICKS WIN IN ARDC OPENER AT LINDA’S
Linda’s Host First Race in Short Track Series
Danny Stratton achieved a lot of “firsts’ with his win on Friday night in the season opener for the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) at Linda’s Speedway. The Batz family hosted what was the ARDC season opener as well as the inaugural event of ARDC’s short track series and Stratton made sure that his name would be part of those milestones when he captured the win in the twenty-five lap main event.
While Stratton captured the glory it was Bruce Buckwalter Jr. who captivated the attention up until lap twelve of the feature event.
Buckwalter set fast time during opening night time trials. After starting fourth in the second qualifying heat, Buckwalter took the lead at the half way mark and posted the win in heat race. His qualifying efforts coupled with his fast time put him on the pole for the feature event.
Buckwalter looked like the man to beat as he powered his BDB Construction/Fastener Specialties #83 out in front at the start. Stratton raced Tony DiMattia for second as PJ Gargiulo moved up to third with 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz in hot pursuit.
As Stratton closed the gap on Buckwalter, Gargiulo and Kobylarz waged a heated battle for third. Kobylarz slid by Gargiulo to take the spot on lap six but Gargiulo came right back to regain the position. Kobylarz would make his pass stick on lap nine as Buckwalter led Stratton, Kobylarz, Gargiulo and Shawn Jackson with ten complete.
It was a perfect night for Buckwalter until the field came down the homestretch to complete lap eleven. Buckwalter slowed with a puff of smoke. As Stratton took the lead, Buckwalter exited through the turn two gate.
Stratton set the pace as Kobylarz set his sights on the leader. A three way battle was being waged for third with Gargiulo, 2014 ARDC Champion, Steven Drevicki and Shawn Jackson all racing for the same real estate.
After twenty laps of non-stop racing, Jackson clipped the wall on the homestretch and got upside down going into turn one. The driver was uninjured and was pushed back to the pits while the field realigned for a five lap shootout.
Kobylarz threw everything he had at Stratton in the final laps, sliding under the leader several times but Stratton was always able to drive off the top to maintain his advantage.
Stratton took the win over Kobylarz, Gargiulo, Drevicki and Brett Arndt at the checkered.
Heat races were won by Kobylarz and Buckwalter.
FEATURE FINISH (25 LAPS)
1. Danny Stratton 2. Trevor Kobylarz 3. PJ Gargiulo 4. Steven Drevikci 5. Brett Arndt 6. Eric Heydenreich 7. Tyler Brehm 8. Shawn Jackson 9. Tony DiMattia 10. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 11. Brett Wanner 12. Jared Esh 13. Jim Radney DNS - Ryan Greth, Brenden Bright and Tommy Kunsman
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 17, 2015 - Bloomington, Indiana - Bloomington Speedway
Bloomington, Indiana…Bryan Clauson came back to Bloomington Speedway, one of his early-career regular stops, to take his first AMSOIL Sprint Car victory of the season on Friday night in an event co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series. The Noblesville, Indiana driver made it 32 career wins in the series, tying him for 11th all-time with Rollie Beale. The victory came back aboard the Bryan Clauson Racing entry after two years driving for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing.
It did not come easily, as the 25-year old nearly gave it away on the final lap as he slipped over the banking in turn-two and clawed his way back onto the track as he got to turn-three. Luckily, he had established a large advantage and held on for the win in the Priority Aviation - Jonathan Byrd’s Racing #7 Maxim/Parker.
“Fortunately we built that big lead to hold on when I drove over the end. I hadn’t even seen the white flag. It would have been pretty embarrassing to lose it that way. I did a quick scan and realized we were still leading and the checkered was right there. Our car was really able to work anywhere I put it. We got a little help from Bob (East), and we made some changes from there. It was fun to win again in our own car and win a race with my dad (Tim). I’m not gonna run quite as many shows this year, but I love winning these USAC races and was happy to get this one,” Clauson said.
Clauson came from row-three to track down early leader Carson Short, who had opened up a comfortable advantage after a lap-two caution. Clauson used a turn-one slidejob on lap thirteen to take command, quickly opening up a lead as he worked traffic and Short fell into the clutches of a hellacious battle for second through fifth.
Jon Stanbrough worked past Short and Tracy Hines to take over the second spot, eventually notching the best finish of the season for his newly-started Jon Stanbrough Racing MP Environmental Services - AED Motorsports Products #81 Spike/J&D.
“Tonight makes it worthwhile to put in the time and work to piece this team together and try to improve our program each race. We work really well together. I had to go through the middle once, and my car stuck pretty well through there. Our car was really good tonight, and I could kinda go wherever I needed. We’ve gotten better week by week, but tomorrow is a new night,” Stanbrough said.
From row-six, National point leader Chase Stockon was on a charge and sliced his way through the pack fighting for third to round out the podium in the Superior Tank & Trailer - Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher. For his efforts, Stockon earned the B&W Auto Mart “Hard Charger Award.”
“We have been starting pretty far towards the front lately, and I didn’t really see us being able to drive through there like that tonight. (Crew chief) D.J. (Ott) gave me a really good car tonight, and we could work traffic and pick some guys off as they were hanging coming off the corner. I was trying to pay attention to the cushion and see if I could stick to the bottom when it got tougher to run up high. I stuck to my guns down lower and tried to perfect that line,” Stockon said.
Hines slipped to fourth in the final rundown aboard his The Carolina Nut Company - Hansen’s Welding #4 DRC/Stanton Chevy, and the night’s ProSource “Fast Qualifier” Brady Bacon worked into the top-five at the finish. Short wound up sixth.
QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.056; 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-11.083; 3. Bryan Clauson, 7, Clauson-11.145; 4. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-11.152; 5. Shane Cottle, 57, Hazen-11.161; 6. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-11.202; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-11.232; 8. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-11.257; 9. Carson Short, 21, Short-11.265; 10. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-11.275; 11. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-11,277; 12. Daron Clayton, 2E, Epperson-11.281; 13. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-11.287; 14. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-11.287; 15. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-11.293; 16. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-11.345; 17. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Byram-11.371; 18. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-11.381; 19. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-11.392; 20. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-11.443; 21. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-11.457; 22. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-11.526; 23. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-11.528; 24. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-11.539; 25. Ted Hines, 12H, Hines-11.543; 26. Austin Prock, 77, Wingo-11.587; 27. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-11.604; 28. Chris Babcock, 35, Babcock-11.672; 29. James Lyerla, 11, JL Motorsports-11.818; 30. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-11.902; 31. Donnie Brackett, 4B, Brackett-11.916; 32. Brandon Morin, 98, Morin-12.181; 33. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-12.525; 34. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-12.738; 35. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-NT.
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Cummins, 3. Cottle, 4. C.Short, 5. Lyerla, 6. Ted Hines, 7. Jarrett, 8. Hery, 9. Bell. NT
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Ballou, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Boespflug, 5. Thomas, 6. Andretti, 7. Barrow, 8. Prock, 9. Briscoe. NT
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Clauson, 3. Grant, 4. McGhee, 5. Stanbrough, 6. Farney, 7. Brackett, 8. Coons . NT
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Cockrum. 2. Simon, 3. B.Short, 4. Leary, 5. Mattox, 6. Babcock, 7. Morin, 8. Clayton. NT
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Jarrett, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Briscoe, 5. Coons, 6. Ted Hines, 7. Andretti, 8. Babcock, 9. Brackett, 10. Farney, 11. Hery, 12. Morin, 13. Lyerla, 14. Barrow. 15. Mattox. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Jon Stanbrough, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Carson Short, . Brady Short, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Dave Darland, 11. Kevin Thomas Jr., 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Logan Jarrett, 15. Justin Grant, 16. Chase Briscoe, 17. Kyle Cummins, 18. Landon Simon, 19. Jarett Andretti, 20. Jerry Coons Jr., 21. Max McGhee, 22. Aaron Farney, 23. Ted Hines, 24. Shane Cockrum, 25. Brandon Morin. NT
**Bland flipped during qualifying. Clayton flipped during the fourth heat.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 C.Short, Laps 13-30 Clauson.
NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-414, 2-Ballou-387, 3-Darland-369, 4-Bacon-367, 5-Thomas-345, 6-Stanbrough-345, 7-Leary-321, 8-Grant-296, 9-Tracy Hines-290, 10-Boespflug-267.
NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: April 18- Haubstadt, IN - Tri-State Speedway “Spring Showdown”
Bridgeport Friday Night Points Opener To Host Practices on Both 1/4 & 5/8
Bridgeport, NJ - This coming Friday, April 17 will be the season opener on the quarter-mile with the 600cc and 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinders starting their quest for a 2015 championship. Joining the ‘regular’ Friday night program will the Hilborn Tri-State Race Saver Sprints on the 5/8 mile track. Gates open at 5:30 with the first green flag waiving at 8pm.
Both tracks will be having ‘open’ practice sessions throughout the evening for those wishing to shake down their cars for Bridgeport’s upcoming events. With the highly anticipated 811 Dig Safe Series for the ‘Open Mods’ kicking off next Friday, April 24, the competitors have expressed interest in obtaining a little track time before next week’s first race. The practice is also open to any 600 xcel mods, ARDC midgets, slingshots or additional divisions. The 5/8 mile practice is open for any divisions wishing to dial in their car before their weekend races take place. The 5/8 mile cars will practice around 8:45pm with the 1/4 mile practices taking place after the 1/4 mile races have been completed.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Contact: Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – Three first time winners helped Attica Raceway Park kick off the 2015 racing season for the 24th Annual HD Supply/Construction Equipment and Supply Spring Nationals. Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith would lead all 40 laps to claim his first ever University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win with Chris Keller holding off a charging Doug Drown to earn his first ever UMP Late Model win at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant. Plano, Texas’ T.J. Michael held off a charging Jamie Miller on the last lap to score his first ever 305 sprint victory at Attica.
Smith, “The Kunkletown Kid” set out to experience different tracks in 2015. Well it paid off in a big way Saturday. The win not only opened the season for Attica but was also the first point race for Tony Stewart’s new UNOH All Stars who were making their 105th appearance at the track. It was Smith’s first career win at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue as well.
The cautions fell just when Smith needed them, keeping him out of heavy lapped traffic. He also made a spectacular move to get past a lapped car with eight laps to go to keep Andrew Palker from getting buy
“I wish we had something like this in Pennsylvania…this was great racing. Small track, elbows up, gas it up. It helped drawing a good number tonight. Laid down a good time and started up front but we were good enough to stay there,” said Smith of his Warko Group/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply/CnB Chubby/GLT Electrical/Armbruster Racing Photos/HP Engines backed #94.
“I was falling out of the seat there…I was hanging on. I was trying to save myself there for a little bit in case someone was coming up on me. I was glad to see that yellow there with three to go…that was a savior. It’s awesome to be here and I’m glad to represent Pennsylvania and all my sponsors. My family is here…it’s pretty cool,” added Smith.
Lodi, Ohio’s Andrew Palker would stay close to Smith the entire distance and would hold off Greg Wilson to score the runner-up finish aboard his Seneca Energy/King Inspections/J&J Auto Racing/Albreight Trucking backed #57x.
“A great way to start the year. On that last caution I really think I had something for him (Smith). Lapped traffic was holding him up in the middle and we were starting to roll the top pretty good. I hated to see that yellow come out but what are you going to do. First night out this year…sort of same team with some new people on board…what more could we ask for. All the cars are fresh cars…haven’t run them before. We can’t wait to get back home to Wayne County for the next one…we’ll be ready,” said Palker.
Greg Wilson would bring his HerculesTires/Ohio Logistics/DNC Hydraulics backed #W20 home in third.
“We had a great race car. I want to thank all the fans for coming out in this cold weather. I’m a blessed dude. My wife and kids are with me all the time and to come out and start the year like this with all the people that are helping…we’re pumped,” said Wilson. “Paul Kistler and Kistler Engines have been helping get our program straightened around and we’re going to be ready for the. You guys are in for something with Tony Stewart taking this thing over. You guys are going to see some awesome racing with the All Stars.”
In the 25-lap Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, Adrian, Michigan’s Chris Keller would drive around Eric Spangler on lap four and then held off several big challenges from Doug Drown to score the win aboard his Robertson EDM/Dietsch Custom Trailer Sales/Life Changing Realities Church/Magic Fountain Auto Wash backed #00.
“This feels great. I’ve been trying for this one for awhile. I figured if I could stay on the bottom most of the lapped traffic was in the middle so I could get around them quick. I saw him Drown on the white flag lap and I said I have to go now. I have to thank Jeff and Belinda Robertson, my car owners, my wife, B.J. Gregory, Brandon, Matthew, Bill…they all give me a lot of help,” said Keller.
Michael, who already owns a 305 sprint win in Texas in 2015, got around Jamie Miller on lap 18 and then held off a furious charge by Miller to the checker to score his first career Attica win in the Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints. Michael also made the A-main with the UNOH All Stars earlier in the evening.
“I saw Jamie out there coming to the checkered and I wasn’t going to give him an inch. I knew what I had to do…I knew that lapped car was going to run it through the middle and I saw Jamie coming off one and I just drove her in deep and slid right in front of him,” said Michael in his Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence/Aro Tech Services/B&L Heating and Air Conditioning/Miller Rigging/Willy’s Trucking/Nagy Construction backed #18. “I don’t think I’ve ever been this tired in my life. I’m exhausted. I’ll definitely be in the gym come Monday.”
Gary Taylor and Palker would bring the UNOH All Star field of 26 to green for the 40-lap feature. But Taylor would clip an infield tractor tire on the opening lap and spin, collecting Byron Reed, Travis Philo, Chad Kemenah, Jac Haudenschild, Christopher Bell, and Kyle Patrick with Philo ending up on his side. Taylor, Patrick and Philo would be unable to restart the main.
On the second attempt, new pole-sitter Smith would jump into the lead with Palker, Cody Darrah, Wilson and Tim Shaffer giving chase. Wilson would take third on lap four with Dale Blaney also moving into the top five. With eight laps scored the leaders were getting ready to encounter heavy lapped traffic with Smith leading Palker, Wilson, Darrah and Blaney.
Smith would get a break on lap 11 when Caleb Helms spun, giving the leader a clear track. The caution would fly again on lap 12 when Paige Polyak coasted to a stop in turn four.
Again with a clear track Smith pulled away from Palker with Wilson, Darrah, Blaney, Danny Holtgraver, Shaffer, Sheldon Haudenschild and D.J. Foos in tow. Helms would spin again in turn two on lap 16 to keep the field close.
On the restart Smith again pulled away slightly from Palker who was receiving pressure from Wilson. The car on the move was Cap Henry who started 20th and had worked his way to seventh.
Smith avoided near disaster at the halfway point when he jumped the cushion in turn three but was able to maintain the lead over Palker, Wilson, Blaney, Darrah, Holtgraver and Henry. With 15 laps to go Smith has raced into heavy lapped traffic again allowing Palker and Wilson to close. Palker was right on Smith’s rear bumper as they tried to put T.J. Michael a lapped down. Smith would muscle his way under Michael on lap 32 and was then able to pull away slightly.
The final caution flew on lap 37 with Smith leading Palker, Wilson, Blaney and Henry. That’s how they would run the final three circuits with Smith getting the win over Palker, Wilson, Blaney and Henry rounding out the top five. Darrah, Holtgraver, Shaffer, Foos and Byron Reed would round out the top 10.
Ryan Missler and Eric Spangler would bring the field to green for the 25-lap late model feature with Spangler grabbing the lead over Missler, Doug Drown, Keller, Mike Bores, Devin Shiels and John Garvin.
Keller would drive into second on the second circuit and immediately pressured Spangler for the lead with Drown and Missler racing hard for third. The caution flew on lap three for a stalled Larry Kingseed. On the restart Keller drove under Spangler to take the lead with Drown taking second the following circuit. The leaders raced into traffic on lap 10 and Drown was right on Keller’s rear bumper with Spangler, Bores, Missler, Ryan Markham, Shiels and Garvin in pursuit.
Keller and Drown ran nose to tail throughout the next 12 laps and with three to go a lapped car was holding Keller up. Drown darted to the outside as the two raced side by side for the lead. Coming to the checkers Keller would not budge off the bottom of the track and Drown tried one last shot to the outside only to come up just short. Drown would be penalized at the finish for not going to the scales after the feature was finished.
Keller would take the win over Spangler, Missler, Bores and Markham.
Trey Jacobs and Miller would pace the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature with Miller holding off Jacobs for the lead while Seth Schneider moved into third followed by Michael, Kyle Capodice and Ricky Peterson. Schneider would grab second on lap four and closed on Miller as they raced into lapped traffic by the seventh circuit.
Meanwhile Michael would drive into third on lap eight bringing defending track champion Jordan Ryan into fourth. Michael and Ryan would swap the third position over the next couple of laps before the red flew for a Paul Weaver tip over in turn two on lap 14. The caution would fly after a lap was completed on the restart when Brian Gibbs spun. On the restart Miller would continue to lead as Michael got under Schneider – whose nose wing had collapsed – for second. Ryan would move into third on lap 17.
Michael drove under Miller for the lead on lap 18 but Miller stayed within striking distance. Lapped traffic would come into play with four laps to go as Michael had troubles getting around some of the cars. As they took the white Miller raced to Michael’s outside. Entering the final set of turns, Michael made a daring move under a lapped car and squeezed Miller up the track to take the win. Ryan would finish third with Schneider and Bobby Clark rounding out the top five.
Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, April 11th for Bazel Race Fuels Night with the UMP Late Models, 305 sprints and dirt trucks in action. For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com
Attica Raceway Park
Saturday, April 4, 2015
HD Supply/Construction Equipment Supply Spring Nationals
42 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars
Starting spot in [X]
1.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.569; 2.89-Cody Darrah, 12.634; 3.11-Steve Kinser, 12.638; 4.40-Caleb Helms, 12.639; 5.94-Ryan Smith, 12.688; 6.5T-Travis Philo, 12.704; 7.59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.706; 8.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.738; 9.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.753; 10.19-Chris Andrews, 12.760; 11.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.811; 12.19P-Paige Polyak, 12.827; 13.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.846; 14.1-Dale Blaney, 12.863; 15.10H-Chad Kemanah, 12.895; 16.33M-Randy Hannagan, 12.906; 17.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.912; 18.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.017; 19.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.032; 20.67-Christopher Bell, 13.063; 21.77-Dain Naida, 13.068; 22.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.069; 23.49-Cole Duncan, 13.130; 24.55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.134; 25.5-Byron Reed, 13.137; 26.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.144; 27.8M-TJ Michael, 13.169; 28.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.199; 29.53-Cap Henry, 13.203; 30.60-Jody Keegan, 13.244; 31.4-Danny Smith, 13.340; 32.9-Jac Haudenschild, 13.367; 33.11R-Chase Riedenour, 13.475; 34.45L-Brian Lay, 13.596; 35.49D-Shaun Dancer, 13.648; 36.5H-Jordan Harble, 13.817; 37.7-Troy Kingan, 13.822; 38.68G-Tyler Gunn, 14.198; 39.15H-Mitch Harble, 14.256; 40.40DD-Nate Dussel, 14.433; 41.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 14.885;
Heat 1, Hunt Brothers Pizza Group A - (10 Laps, top 4 to A-main, top 2 to the dash)
1. 45-Tim Shaffer ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 8. 11-Steve Kinser ; 9. 7-Troy Kingan
Heat 2, Racing Electronics Group B - (10 Laps, top 4 to A-main, top 2 to the dash)
1. W20-Greg Wilson ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 5. 4-Danny Smith ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns ; 7. 11R-Chase Riedenour ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay ; 9. 19-Chris Andrews
Heat 3, Hunt Brothers Pizza Group C - (10 Laps, top 4 to the A-main, top 2 to the dash)
1. 5-Byron Reed ; 2. 67-Christopher Bell ; 3. 21-DJ Foos ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael ; 5. 77-Dain Naida ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan ; 7. 5H-Jordan Harble ; 8. 49D-Shaun Dancer
Heat 4, Racing Electronics Group D - (10 Laps, top 4 to the A-main, top 2 to the dash)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney ; 3. 33K-Kyle Patrick ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 5. 49-Cole Duncan ; 6. 33M-Randy Hannagan ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki
Heat 5, Lincoln Electric Group E - (10 Laps, top 4 to the A-main, top 2 to the dash)
1. 10H-Chad Kemanah ; 2. 1st-Gary Taylor ; 3. 19P-Paige Polyak ; 4. 53-Cap Henry ; 5. 9-Jac Haudenschild ; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs ; 7. 40DD-Nate Dussel ; 8. 16X-Ryan Ruhl
Dash 1 (8 laps, finish determines A-main starting line-up)
1. 1st-Gary Taylor ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith ; 4. 89-Cody Darrah ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemanah ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson ; 8. 67-Christopher Bell ; 9. 1-Dale Blaney ; 10. 5-Byron Reed ; 11. 40-Caleb Helms ; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver
C-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 2 to the B-main)
1. 19-Chris Andrews ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 5. 7-Troy Kingan
B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 4 to the A-main)
1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller ; 2. 4-Danny Smith ; 3. 9-Jac Haudenschild ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs ; 6. 49-Cole Duncan ; 7. 33M-Randy Hannagan ; 8. 77-Dain Naida ; 9. 55F-Taylor Ferns ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 11. 11R-Chase Riedenour ; 12. 5H-Jordan Harble ; 13. 15H-Mitch Harble ; 14. 40DD-Nate Dussel ; 15. 19-Chris Andrews ; 16. 60-Jody Keegan ; 17. 11-Steve Kinser
A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)
1. 94-Ryan Smith ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney ; 5. 53-Cap Henry ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah ; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver ; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer ; 9. 21-DJ Foos ; 10. 5-Byron Reed ; 11. 4-Danny Smith ; 12. 67-Christopher Bell ; 13. 9P-Parker Price-Miller ; 14. 10H-Chad Kemanah ; 15. 33M-Randy Hannagan ; 16. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 17. 8M-TJ Michael ; 18. 40-Caleb Helms ; 19. 19P-Paige Polyak ; 20. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 21. 11-Steve Kinser ; 22. 16-Staurt Brubaker ; 23. 9-Jac Haudenschild ; 24. 1st-Gary Taylor ; 25. 33K-Kyle Patrick ; 26. 5T-Travis Philo
Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints
Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 redraw for feature)
1. 19R-Steve Rando ; 2. 39-Jamie Miller ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki
Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 redraw for feature)
1. 5R-Jordan Ryan ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs
Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 redraw for feature)
1. 25-Jason Keckler ; 2. 18-TJ Michael ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider ; 5. 77X-Alex Hill ; 6. 18N-Frank Neill
A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 18-TJ Michael\ ; 2. 39-Jamie Miller ; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 10. 1W-Paul Weaver ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore ; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith ; 13. 25-Jason Keckler ; 14. 13-Jeremy Duposki ; 15. 77X-Alex Hill ; 16. 18N-Frank Neill ; 17. 4*-Tyler Street ; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms ; 19. 87-Brian Gibbs
Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models
Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 6 redraw for feature)
1. 240-Doug Drown ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores ; 4. 50-Scott Phillips ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels ; 6. 50Y-Ryan Missler ; 7. 92-Cody Scott ; 8. 30-Nate Potts ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed
Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 6 redraw for feature)
1. 00-Chris Keller ; 2. J4-John Garvin ; 3. 27S-Eric Spangler ; 4. 48-John Bores ; 5. 69R-Doug Baird ; 6. 53-Steve Sabo ; 7. 36-Matt Irey ; 8. 71-Dave Hornikel
A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 00-Chris Keller ; 2. 27S-Eric Spangler ; 3. 50Y-Ryan Missler ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores ; 5. 5M-Ryan Markham ; 6. 51-Devin Shiels ; 7. 71-Dave Hornikel ; 8. J4-John Garvin ; 9. 240-Doug Drown ; 10. 48-John Bores ; 11. 50-Scott Phillips ; 12. 92-Cody Scott ; 13. 69R-Doug Baird ; 14. 53-Steve Sabo ; 15. 27-Ken Hahn ; 16. 30-Nate Potts ; 17. 5J-Josh Haynes ; 18. 21-Larry Kingseed
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 4, 2015 - Lawrenceburg, Indiana - Lawrenceburg Speedway
Lawrenceburg, Indiana…Youth prevailed on Saturday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway as Kokomo, Indiana’s Logan Jarrett led all 30 laps to score a big AMSOIL National Sprint Car upset! The 20-year old survived a trio of late-race cautions after racing out to a huge lead over the first twenty laps, winning by 2.173-seconds in the J&J Trucking - Doak Trucking #29 DRC/Claxton.
“Man, I’ve never felt anything like it. I’ve grown up at sprint car races and watched my dad race and kept getting better and better - it’s just an incredible feeling to win a USAC race. I knew I had so many great guys behind me, with so many wins, it made me pretty nervous to see those yellows. I just thought that race would never end. Joe Devin and Scotty Weir have helped us a lot with getting our car better, and it’s exciting to see the results of that. I’m just beyond excited right now,” Jarrett said.
While Jarrett led throughout, the race was a frenzy for second on back. Robert Ballou moved past Kyle Robbins to take second, but Dave Darland was right there to challenge Ballou. Meanwhile, C.J. Leary was on the move from 17th using the far outer reaches of the high banks, finally moving into the top-five on an all-green run with ten laps to go.
With a caution at lap 21, Jarrett led Darland, Ballou, Stockon, and Leary, but it took a few attempts to complete more than another lap. With 8 to go, Jarrett took off with the lead, but Ballou pressured Darland to take second. Leary was right behind him, finally diamonding off turn-two to take a full head of steam into the second spot with just four laps left. Leary was visibly closing on Jarrett in the final laps, but ran out of time. The 18-year old Greenfield, Indiana driver matched his best career finish in the Leary Construction Company - Green Tech Lubricants #30 DRC/Claxton Mopar.
“Our racing is called ‘ruts and guts’ for a reason and the track delivered tonight. We got the car set up to run up in the thick stuff where nobody else seemed to be running. We got to fifth before we got to some guys who are just smart and put their cars in positions that make it tough to get around them. It was just a ball to run up through there, though. I’m really proud of Logan - we both are out there looking for our first USAC win and running hard. I just would have loved to see a caution at the end to give me a chance,” Leary said.
Ballou rounded out the podium in the Blakesley Auto - MPHG Promotions #12 Maxim/Ott.
“I’m just really happy for Logan Jarrett and his family. They are a good bunch of people, and it’s cool to see him get his first big win,” Ballou said.
Kevin Thomas, Jr. came out on top of a huge battle in the closing laps to finish fourth, but failed to report to post-race technical inspection as he left the track, thus being re-positioned to the tail of the field.
Darland assumed the fourth spot in the final rundown aboard the Phillips/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports - Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco, while ProSource “Fast Qualifier” Jon Stanbrough came home fifth in the MP Environmental Services - AED Motorsports Products #81 Spike/J&D.
QUALIFYING: 1. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-14.061; 2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.096; 3. Bryan Clauson, 7, Clauson-14.147; 4. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.220; 5. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-14.246; 6. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-14.257; 7. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-14.276; 8. Ted Hines, 12H, Hines-14.303; 9. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-14.344; 10. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.372; 11. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.383; 12. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-14.400; 13. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.422; 14. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.427; 15. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-14.445; 16. Garrett Abrams, 32a, Abrams-14.455; 17. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.502; 18. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.533; 19. Logan Hupp, 94, Hupp-14.537; 20. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-14.598; 21. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.606; 22. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Byram-14.647; 23. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-14.649; 24. Daron Clayton, 2E, Epperson-14.712; 25. Dallas Hewitt, 69R, Pearson-14.792; 26. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-14.812; 27. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-14.828; 28. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.989; 29. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-14.990; 30. Michael Fischesser, 4F, Fischesser-15.043; 31. J.J. Hughes, 76, Hughes-15.121; 32. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.200; 33. Scott Hampton, 4J, Ottinger-15.246; 34. Adam Cruea, 83c, Cruea-15.624; 35. Todd Gnat, 51G, Gnat-15.630; 36. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.120.
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Farney, 3. Leary, 4. Courtney, 5. Stanbrough, 6. Hewitt, 7. Shuman, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Hampton. NT
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Grant, 2. Ballou, 3. Bacon, 4. Darland, 5. Stockon, 6. Cummins, 7. Chapple, 8. Cruea, 9. Fischesser. 1:56.84
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jarrett 2. Coons, 3. Simon, 4. Hupp, 5. Clauson, 6. Boespflug, 7. McGhee, 8. Hughes, 9. Gnat. 2:01.36
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clayton, 2. Robbins, 3. Andretti, 4. Hery, 5. Abrams, 6. Windom, 7. Ted Hines, 8. Bell, 9. Bland. NT
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Shuman, 4. Clauson, 5. Boespflug, 6. Cummins, 7. Ted Hines, 8. Abrams, 9. Tracy Hines, 10. Bland, 11. Chapple, 12. Hewitt, 13. McGhee, 14. Fischesser, 15. Hughes, 16. Windom, 17. Cruea, 18. Gnat, 19. Bell. 3:02.89
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Logan Jarrett, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Robert Ballou, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Chase Stockon, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Justin Grant, 10. Jerry Coons Jr., 11. Kyle Cummins, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. Jarett Andretti, 14. Tyler Courtney, 15. Chad Boespflug, 16. Kyle Robbins, 17. Landon Simon, 18. Daron Clayton, 19. Travis Hery, 20. Logan Hupp, 21. Bryan Clauson, 22. Chris Windom, 23. Casey Shuman, 24. Kevin Thomas Jr. NT
**Shuman and Tracy Hines flipped during the first heat.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Jarrett.
NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-352, 2-Ballou-341, 3-Darland-328, 4-Bacon-305, 5-Thomas-305, 6-Stanbrough-286, 7-Leary-284, 8-Grant-267, 9-Windom-237, 10-Tracy Hines-234.
NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: April 17- Bloomington (IN) Speedway