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2017-2018 INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS
INDOOR AUTO RACING EVENTS AT TRENTON, ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY AND ALBANY
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LEN SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS PRODUCTIONS TO BRING DIRT INDOOR RACING TO TRENTON’S SUN NATIONAL BANK CENTER, DECEMBER 1-2

TRENTON, NJ JULY 26, 2017 - Indoor dirt track auto racing is coming to the northeast in December of 2017!

Len Sammons Motorsports Productions will be offering two days of Indoor Auto Racing on a dirt oval to be constructed inside the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J., on Friday and Saturday, December 1-2.

“When news of this race leaked out it has created huge excitement in the racing industry,” Len Sammons said.

“We are pleased to bring dirt track racing indoors in Trenton for the first time. This is the right place and the right time to bring exciting 600cc Micro Sprint racing indoors to the area,” Sammons added.

With many tracks racing Micro Sprints weekly in the region, the pool of potential entrants is huge.

Bridgeport (NJ), Airport (DE), and Linda’s, Lanco, Kutztown, Hamlin, Trail-Way and Path Valley in Pennsylvania are among them.

“As with our successful Indoor TQ Midget races on the concrete, we expect there will be big name dirt track drivers who will be filing entries,” Sammons added.

The logistics of building a dirt track inside the Sun National Bank Center will include trucking in a large quantity of high quality clay, packing it, and watering it to keep it moist.

“The track will have banking in the turns,” Sammons revealed. “That will be key to having very competitive racing.”

Complete programs of qualifying events and feature for the Micro Sprints will take place on both nights.

Oliver Communications has already signed on as a presenting sponsor of the event, however there are still plenty of marketing opportunities available. Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or via e-mail at danny@aarn.com.

Dirt track racing in Trenton effectively ended in 1957 when the one mile dirt oval at the New Jersey State Fairgrounds was paved. Prior to World War II, Trenton Speedway operated as a half mile dirt track. One of the first auto races in history was held September 24, 1900 at the Fairgrounds on a half mile dirt track built for that specific purpose.

The Chili Bowl in Tulsa, OK, held annually in mid-January, is considered the largest indoor dirt race of its kind with racing held over a two week period for both the 600 Micro Sprints and the full-size Midgets. Indoor dirt track racing, however, has not been held in the northeast for over a decade.

The Trenton Dirt Indoor race, will be the first of four Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels races that comprise the most ambitious Indoor racing season yet. The race will not be a point’s race for the series title.

Three weekend events will be held as in the past on a concrete floor surface.

The ‘hard surface’ opener comes in a return to the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., with a two-race weekend planned Friday and Saturday, January 5-6, 2017.

That is followed on January 26-27, 2017 for the sixteenth annual Gambler’s Classic inside Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall.

A first time, new event has been scheduled for the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y., for February 9-10.

Ticket information, entry forms, sponsorship opportunities, and event schedules, including support classes, will be available, as finalized for all events at www.indoorautoracing.com

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Logan Schuchart Takes a Bite Out of Schatz for Win at Ohsweken

Schuchart Earns First Career Victory in Canada

OHSWEKEN, ON, CAN - July 25, 2017 - Logan Schuchart hunted down Donny Schatz in heavy lapped traffic and then dominated the second half of the Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway for his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win of 2017 on Tuesday night.

The victory was a much-needed confidence boost for Schuchart and his Shark Racing team who had struggled of late. The slick Ohsweken surface was exactly to the liking of the Hanover, Pa. native in the Outlaws only visit to Canada this season.

"I love these type of racetracks, not just because we ran well on it tonight. I love slick racetracks," Schuchart said in Victory Lane. "I love when you have to drive the car straight and smooth. I feel like it makes it fun. Obviously if you're not running good it's not fun, but if you can glide around the racetrack, be smooth and have forward drive, it's fun."

Schuchart had all of those ingredients at Ohsweken. While Schatz grabbed an early lead from the pole and drove away from the majority of the field, Schuchart was the only driver able to keep pace. The top duo wandered into heavy lapped traffic by lap nine and as Schatz was forced to give up his preferred line on the bottom to move past a slower car, Schuchart capitalized when he found room on the bottom of turn two and down the backstretch to take the lead.

"I was having trouble catching Donny when we were in an open run," Schuchart admitted. "It wasn't until we got to lapped traffic, I felt like, that some lapped cars made him go where he didn't want to. I could just move around a little bit more than he could and go through the middle. When some lapped cars took his line away, I just felt like I was able to get the forward drive off the corners to get by him."

One lap after Schuchart took the lead, the caution flag waved for Sheldon Haudenschild, who suffered a flat right-rear tire. He made the repairs in the work area and returned to the rear of the field. Schuchart held the point on the lap nine restart while Greg Wilson and Kyle Larson battled tooth and nail for the third spot.

Schuchart led the top-five into traffic again on lap 16 of the 30-lap main event, but was able to run the bottom the lane the whole time to continue pulling away from Schatz. His advantage with 10 laps to go was 2.6 seconds but grew each lap until he achieved the eventual 5.984-second margin of victory.

Schatz was openly disappointed he was not able to capitalize on his pole starting position to claim his 16th win of the season. His runner-up finish was his 40th top-five finish of the season.

"We got beat," Schatz stated bluntly. "Logan was really good. He could go all over. Obviously, we got to traffic and you have to move around. We did that a little bit and he found the better groove. Those guys rolled pretty good and I couldn't stay down there very well. I had to roll the middle and do what I could. These guys did a great job, Logan was just that good tonight."

Schuchart was ecstatic to score his fourth Outlaw win of the season and to beat the current Series point leader to achieve the feat.

"Anytime you can beat Donny Schatz on any type of racetrack, but especially a slick racetrack, it's saying something," Schuchart said. "We've had a car for a while that's given us some trouble and this is the first night on this new XXX (chassis) and it was hooked up on this slick surface. I felt like it was just gliding around the racetrack and I was just guiding it."

Wilson rounded out the podium finishers after holding off Kyle Larson in the second half of the race. It was Wilson's fifth top-five finish of the season on a surface he raved about in his post-race interview.

"We've been struggling pretty bad lately, so I can't thank the folks at Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Alloy and Weikel Sportswear for staying with us," Wilson said. "This is always an amazing show. (Track Owner) Glenn (Styres) and the whole crew gave us an excellent racetrack. It's fun. I wish some other tracks in the country would take a look at this. I realize we're not going 100mph, but there's racing all over the racetrack and that's what it's about."

Larson settled for a fourth-place finish and 19-year-old Dylan Westbrook, who was making his first career Outlaw start in his first night with a 410ci motor, rounded out the top-five after starting 16th. Jacob Allen was the KSE Hard Charger award winner after he advanced 13 positions from 24th to 11th.

Brad Sweet was the night's fast qualifier with a lap of 12.280 seconds. Sweet, Schuchart, Larson and Wilson all won heat races in some of the most thrilling qualifying action all season. Schatz won the Craftsman Club Dash from the pole, but had to take the lead back from Brent Marks midway through the race to gain the pole. Kraig Kinser came out on top of a three-car battle for the lead with Jared Zimbardi and Steve Lyons to win the Last Chance Showdown.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series now has two days off before returning to competition for the Battle of Michigan at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, MI on Friday, July 28. The Outlaws will see the track's new 3/8-mile configuration for the first time. For additional event information, including advanced reserved ticket purchases, visit www.slspromotions.com.

Ohsweken Speedway Notebook

Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$5,500]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [5][$3,200]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [7][$2,800]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [16][$2,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [12][$2,300]; 7. 18-Ryan Susice [17][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$2,050]; 10. 67X-Parker Price-Miller [9][$2,000]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$1,500]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$1,200]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [2][$1,100]; 14. 9X-Steve Lyons [23][$1,050]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$1,000]; 16. O-Max Johnston [6][$900]; 17. 87-Jason Barney [14][$800]; 18. 10-Mitch Brown [15][$800]; 19. 4-Paul McMahan [19][$800]; 20. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$800]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 22. OO-Dane Lorenc [11][$800]; 23. 35-Jared Zimbardi [22][$800]; 24. 13-Clyde Knipp [13][$800]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-8. Logan Schuchart 9-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1A-Jacob Allen[+13]

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.280; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.295; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.573; 4. 4-Paul McMahan, 14.751; 5. 67X-Parker Price-Miller, 14.814; 6. 9X-Steve Lyons, 14.864; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, 14.961; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc, 14.986; 9. 18-Ryan Susice, 15.036; 10. 10-Mitch Brown, 15.042; 11. 13-Clyde Knipp, 15.07; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.16; 13. 49L-Danny Lasoski, 15.193; 14. O-Max Johnston, 15.239; 15. 27H-Tom Huppenen, 15.387; 16. 97-Cory Turner, 15.563; 17. 98-Joeseph Trenca, 15.599; 18. 17X-Dain Naida, 15.641; 19. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 15.887

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.484; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.52; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 14.663; 4. 5-David Gravel, 14.84; 5. 35-Jared Zimbardi, 14.86; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.946; 7. 19-Brent Marks, 14.95; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.961; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.01; 10. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 15.133; 11. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec, 15.144; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.152; 13. 87-Jason Barney, 15.185; 14. 10C-Paul Colagiovanni, 15.267; 15. 110-Jake Brown, 15.402; 16. 91-Ryan Turner, 15.43; 17. 18S-Josh Shantz, 15.501; 18. 41-Jason Johnson, 15.662; 19. 3R-Shane Ross, 15.828

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 67X-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 13-Clyde Knipp [6]; 5. 18-Ryan Susice [5]; 6. 49L-Danny Lasoski [7]; 7. 98-Joeseph Trenca [9]; 8. 27H-Tom Huppenen [8]; 9. 49K-Scott Kreutter [10]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill [4]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. O-Max Johnston [7]; 3. OO-Dane Lorenc [4]; 4. 10-Mitch Brown [5]; 5. 4-Paul McMahan [2]; 6. 9X-Steve Lyons [3]; 7. 97-Cory Turner [8]; 8. 17X-Dain Naida [9]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - 1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 4. 87-Jason Barney [7]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 35-Jared Zimbardi [3]; 7. 3R-Shane Ross [10]; 8. 110-Jake Brown [8]; 9. 18S-Josh Shantz [9]; 10. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec [6]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - 1. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 5-David Gravel [2]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [5]; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 7. 10C-Paul Colagiovanni [7]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [9]; 9. 91-Ryan Turner [8]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [3]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. O-Max Johnston [2]; 7. 57-Kyle Larson [7]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [8]

B-Main - Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5][-]; 2. 35-Jared Zimbardi [2][-]; 3. 9X-Steve Lyons [1][-]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][-]; 5. 110-Jake Brown [10][$300]; 6. 10C-Paul Colagiovanni [8][$250]; 7. 97-Cory Turner [11][$225]; 8. 98-Joeseph Trenca [13][$200]; 9. 91-Ryan Turner [12][$200]; 10. 27H-Tom Huppenen [9][$200]; 11. 49L-Danny Lasoski [7][$200]; 12. 18S-Josh Shantz [14][$200]; 13. 17X-Dain Naida [15][$200]; 14. 41-Jason Johnson [16][$200]; 15. 49K-Scott Kreutter [17][$200]; 16. 77X-Alex Hill [3][$200]; 17. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec [4][$200]; 18. 3R-Shane Ross [18][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Clyde Knipp; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Ryan Susice; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Super Flow ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Brent Marks, Logan Schuchart, Daryn Pittman, Greg Wilson, Brad Sweet; Craftsman/Sears: Max Johnston; KSE Hard Charger: Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Logan Shuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides.

SEASON WINNERS

Donny Schatz - 15 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July 18)
David Gravel - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11)
Brad Sweet - 4 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil’s Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9)
Shane Stewart – 4 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24)
Kerry Madsen – 4 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
Logan Schuchart - 4 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, Ohsweken Speedway on July 25)
Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil’s Bowl on April 14)
Brian Brown – 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
Rico Abreu – 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
Ian Madsen – 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
Kyle Larson – 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)
Christopher Bell - 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 14)
Brock Zearfoss - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 21)

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Matt Sheppard Dominates Super DIRTcar Series at Autodrome Granby

Sheppard Takes Early Lead and Resists Every Charge to Collect Second Win of the Season

By Martin Belanger

GRANBY, QC, CAN - July 25, 2017 - In front of a packed house and clear skies, the Super DIRTcar Series started a successful Quebec swing at Autodrome Granby as Matt Sheppard had a dominant run to get his second win of the season on the tour.

"It feels good," Sheppard said in the Winner's Circle. ''I always seem to have success when I come up in Quebec. I think these tracks are made for me and it is always fun to race in front of these great fans,'' added Sheppard in front of the packed Autodrome Granby stands as the always are for the Series' Quebec swing.

"I came close last week, but had issues with a tire but happy to be here and hats off to (Pat) Ward for his second-place (finish)."

Challenging Sheppard on a few occasions was Ward, who finished second.

"I tried but didn't have enough," Ward said. "My time will come."

Completing the podium was Brett Hearn.

"I was two pounds over limit and ran out of gas at the scale," Hearn said. ''I always have success up here. It's always great to come back here."

The original start saw Tim Fuller lead as Brandon Walters stopped in the backstretch. On the restart, Fuller remained in front with David Hebert and Larry Wight in third. Hebert was strong on the high side and grabbed the lead on lap 5. Stewart Friesen slowed and brought out the caution on the following lap.

Hebert and Fuller swapped the lead on a lap 11 restart as the driver of the No.19 was back in front with Hearn in third. Hebert was back in front on lap 20 after he made a great pass on Fuller using the inside lane. Hearn made a similar move to take second from Fuller just as the leaders got into lapped traffic on lap 25.

Hearn had a great restart on lap 29 to take the lead from Hebert as Sheppard ran in third. Hebert started to fade and gave third to Ward on lap 36. Sheppard had a dominant ride as he took the lead on lap 44 from Hearn and quickly pulled away from the field.

Max McLaughlin slowed the field down on lap 51. When the green lights were back on, Sheppard stayed on top as Larry Wight drove to fourth and Peter Britten cracked the top 5. Ward started to challenge Hearn for second and he was able to take the second spot on lap 57.

A few cautions slowed the final portion of the feature as Sheppard had to resist a few charges from Ward in the closing laps with Hearn completing the podium.

Steve Bernard won the Pole Position Raceway Fast Qualifier Award with a time of 18.399 seconds. Heats races were completed quickly with polesitters Steve Bernard, Max McLaughlin, Larry Wight and Jimmy Phelps dominating their sessions. Local runners Yan Bussiere and Kevin Hamel won the Last Chance Qualifiers

The Super DIRTcar Series returns to action Wednesday evening at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec. For additional event information, visit www.autodromedrummond.com. Race time is 7:00pm.

Autodrome Granby Notebook

Feature (100 Laps) – 1. 9s Matt Sheppard (8); 2. 42p Pat Ward (11); 3. 20 Brett Hearn (4); 4. 21a Peter Britten (7); 5. 99L Larry Wight (5); 6. 91 Billy Decker (12); 7. 66x Carey Terrance (15); 8. 1 David Hebert (3); 9. 43 Keith Flach (29); 10. 98h Jimmy Phelps (6); 11. 6h Max McLaughlin (9); 12. 19 Tim Fuller (1); 13. 25 Steve Bernier (13); 14. 8 Rich Scagliotta (2); 15. 73jr Mathieu Boisvert (19); 16. 47 Simon Perrault (16); 17. 109 Billy Whittaker (23); 18. 63 Dominic Dufault (25); 19. 96 JF Corriveau (31); 20. 23 Dany Bilodeau (26); 21. 37 Paul St-Sauveur (24); 22. 79 Maxime Plante (28); 23. 64 Daniel Nadeau (32); 24. 54 Steve Bernard (10); 25. 49 Francois Bernier (18); 26. 7m Mike Maresca (14); 27. 97k Mario Clair (27); 28. 21y Yan Bussiere (21); 29. 22j Gino Clair (20); 30. 44 Stewart Friesen (17); 31 13 Kevin Hamel (22); 32. 22 Brandon Walters (30)

Qualifying Group 1 - 1. 54 Steve Bernard 18.399; 2. 42p Pat Ward 18.417; 3. 20 Brett Hearn 18.736; 4. 21y Yan Bussiere 18.789; 5. 44 Stewart Friesen 18.845; 6. 25 Steve Bernier 18.918; 7. 97k Mario Clair 19.362; 8. 22 Brandon Walters 19.510; 9. 64 Daniel Nadeau 19.555

Qualifying Group 2 - 1. 6h Max McLaughlin 18.510; 2. 9s Matt Sheppard 18.543; 3. 1 David Hebert 18.833; 4. 109 Billy Whittaker 18.855; 5. 49 Francois Bernier 19.033; 6. 7m Mike Maresca 19.143; 7. 63 Dominic Dufault 19.440; 8. 91 Mathieu Laramee 19.589; 9 .43 Keith Flach, No Time

Qualifying Group 3 - 1. 99L Larry Wight 18.610; 2. 91d Billy Decker 18.654; 3. 21a Peter Britten 18.687; 4. 73jr Mathieu Boisvert 18.724; 5. 96 JF Corriveau 19.280; 6. 75 Maxime Michon 19.519; 7. 66x Carey Terrance 19.555; 8. 13 Kevin Hamel 19.634; 9. 25p Michael Parent 19.908

Qualifying Group 4 - 1. 98h Jimmy Phelps 18.999; 2.19 Tim Fuller 19.123; 3. 8 Rich Scagliotta 19.195; 4. 47 Simon Perrault 19.378; 5. 22j Gino Clair 19.475; 6. 37 Paul St-Sauveur 19.580; 7. 23 Dany Bilodeau19.636; 8. 79 Maxime Plante 19.649; 9 .97 Josianne Plante 20.113.

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top-6 Qualify – Top-3 Redraw) - 1. 54 Steve Bernard; 2. 20 Brett Hearn; 3. 42p Pat Ward; 4. 25 Steve Bernier; 5. 44 Stewart Friesen; 6. 21y Yan Bussiere; 7. 64 Daniel Nadeau; 8. 22 Brandon Walters; 9. 97k Mario Clair

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top-6 Qualify – Top-3 Redraw) - 1. 6h Max McLaughlin; 2. 9s Matt Sheppard; 3. 1 David Hebert; 4. 7m Mike Maresca; 5. 49 Francois Bernier; 6. 109 Billy Whittaker; 7. 63 Dominic Dufault; 8. 43 Keith Flach; 9. 91 Mathieu Laramee

Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top-6 Qualify – Top-3 Redraw) - 1. 99L Larry Wight; 2. 91 Billy Decker; 3. 21a Peter Britten; 4. 66x Carey Terrance; 5. 73jr Mathieu Boisvert; 6. 13 Kevin Hamel; 7. 25p Michael Parent; 8. 96 JF Corriveau

Heat 4 (8 Laps – Top-6 Qualify – Top-3 Redraw) - 1. 98h Jimmy Phelps; 2. 19 Tim Fuller; 3. 8 Rich Scagliotta; 4. 47 Simon Perrault; 5. 22j Gino Clair; 6. 37 Paul St-Sauveur; 7. 79 Maxime Plante; 8. 23 Dany Bilodeau; 9. 97 Josianne Plante

Last Chance Qualifier 1 (10 Laps – Top 3 Transfer to A-Feature) – 1. 21y Yan Bussiere; 2. 109 Billy Whittaker; 3. 63 Dominic Dufault; 4. 97k Mario Clair; 5. 22 Brandon Walters; 6. 91 Mathieu Laramee; 7. 43 Keith Flach; 8. 64 Daniel Nadeau

Last Chance Qualifier 2 (10 Laps – Top 3 Transfer to A-Feature) – 1. 13 Kevin Hamel; 2. 37 Paul St-Sauveur; 3. 23 Dany Bilodeau; 4. 79 Maxime Plante; 5. 96 JF Corriveau; 6. 25p Michael Parent; 7.97 Josianne Plante; 8. 75 Maxime Michon

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: VP Racing Fuels ($50 Cash): One David Hebert; Pole Position Raceway Fast Time ($100 Cash): 54 Steve Bernard; Bicknell Racing Products ($100 Product Certificate): 9s Matt Sheppard; Cometic Gasket ($50 Cash): 25 Steve Bernier; Comp Cams ($50 Cash): 6h Max McLaughlin; Comp Cams ($50 Product Certificate): 9s Matt Sheppard; Edelbrock ($50 Cash): 43 Keith Flach; Fox Racing Shocks ($50 Cash): 20 Brett Hearn; JE Pistons ($50 Cash): 99L Larry Wight; JE Pistons (Product Certificate): 47 Simon Perrault; JE Pistons (Product Certificate): 37 Paul St-Sauveur; KSE Racing Products Inc. ($50 Product Certificate): 43 Keith Flach; MSD Ignition ($50 Cash): 9s Matt Sheppard; MSD Ignition ($25 Cash): 54 Steve Bernard ; SuperFlow Dynos & Flowbenches ($50 Cash): 8 Rich Scagliotta; Wrisco Aluminum (Product Certificate): 9s Matt Sheppard ;JRI Shocks ($50 Cash): 25 Steve Bernier; Speedy First Aid Hard Luck Award (Product Certificate): 22 Brandon Walters; ASi Racewear ($50 Cash): 66x Carey Terrance.

SEASON WINNERS

Billy Decker - 3 (Fulton Speedway on April 29; Outlaw Speedway on June 20; Eldora Speedway on July 18)
Stewart Friesen – 2 (Utica-Rome Speedway on July 2; Weedsport Speedway on July 11)
Matt Sheppard – 2 (Five Mile Point Speedway on June 11; Autodrome Granby on July 25)
Ryan Watt – 1 (Bridgeport Speedway on May 16)
Tim McCreadie – 1 (Albany-Saratoga Speedway on June 27)
Larry Wight – 1 (Airborne Park Speedway on July 6)
Peter Britten – 1 (Sharon Speedway on July 20)

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JERSEY RUSH VII POSTPONED; MAKE-UP WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN UPCOMING WEEKS

NEW EGYPT, NJ (July 25, 2017) – With an unexpected rain storm popping up mid-evening. race officials were forced to postpone Tuesday’s Pioneer Pole Buildings Jersey Rush VII – 410 Sprint Car and Modified double header. The originally scheduled Wednesday rain date is also canceled. The Jersey Rush VII will happen as officials work to re-schedule.

With concern for competitors coming such a far distance, the originally scheduled Wednesday rain date will not be used.

“It’s an unfortunate circumstance,” Co-Promoter Bob Miller stated. “Len Sammons and I, both believe in this event and are determined to find a date that works best for everyone involved.”

Jersey Rush staff is working with New Egypt Speedway staff to select a date that will be advantageous for both the fans and competitors. That date will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

We thank the fans and teams that came out to support Jersey Rush VII and encourage everyone to hold on to their wristbands until the rain date.

Once the Jersey Rush VII make-up date is announced, fans will witness the ultimate double header with two of the region’s most popular racing divisions – the 410 Sprint Cars and a 358 vs. Big Block Modified Challenge. Both divisions will compete in 30-lap feature events, with the Sprint Car event paying $5,000 to win and the Modified event paying $3,000 to win.

Heat Race winners will receive a $200 bonus courtesy of Oliver Communication Group and the 410 Sprint Car Quick Time winner will receive $200 courtesy of CnB Chubby.

For more information follow along online at www.jerseyrushrace.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/jerseyrushrace

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Smoke earns I-79 Summer Shootout finale victory at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

IMPERIAL, PA (July 24, 2017) - For the first time since February 11, 2012, and for the second time during his famed career, “Smoke” Tony Stewart is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, this time taming “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway to help end the 2017 edition of the I-79 Summer Shootout.

Stewart, who started third on the feature grid, took command officially during a lap 23 restart and never looked back, ultimately crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo, and Dalton, Ohio's Lee Jacobs. Fortunately for Stewart, lapped traffic also factored in as an advantage, as race leader Tim Shaffer would become tangled with a lapped car, surrendering the point position to the former NASCAR Cup Series champion.

“Man, this is a fun race track; so wide and so racey,” Tony Stewart said in victory lane, pilot of the Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Arctic Cat/No. 14. “To be rim-riding like that, a foot off the wall, is pretty intense around here. I watched Christopher Bell race from 20th to second at the Kings Royal, so I figured it was my turn to do something special.”

Carson Macedo and Tim Shaffer led the field to green on Monday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Shaffer earned the initial advantage, soon flanked by Macedo, Danny Holtgraver, Chad Kemenah, and Tony Stewart. Shaffer opened his advantage instantly, climbing to a near-three second lead before the main event’s first caution appeared on lap six.

Green flag conditions resumed with Tim Shaffer returning to the top spot, soon followed by Tony Stewart, who made a big jump to second after passing two cars on the restart. Traffic came into play for the first time on lap 11 allowing Stewart to reel in Shaffer. Soon joined by Holtgraver, the top three cars raced nose-to-tail and side-by-side through traffic for three circuits until caution flags reappeared on lap 14, this time for Danny Holtgraver. The nearby Pittsburgh native made incidental contact with Tony Stewart while attempting a slide job for the second position. Holtgraver did not return.

“By the time I realized I wasn't going to be able to get back around Danny [Holtgraver], I had already checked up on the brakes and turned down,” Stewart explained. “I clipped him with my front bumper. That was about the only mistake I really made. You don't want to see things end like that. We were going to put on one heck of a race.”

Once again, green flag conditions returned with Shaffer setting the pace, now followed by Tony Stewart and Carson Macedo. By lap 20, traffic returned in full force allowing Stewart to track down Shaffer once again. A two car battle soon commenced into a three car battle as Chad Kemenah entered the picture, now tracking down the top pair after taking control of the third position on lap 21.

Unfortunately for Tim Shaffer, his tenure at the top of the running order would come to an end eight laps sooner than intended. Contact with a lapped car while attempting to run away from Tony Stewart in traffic forced an early retirement for the former Arctic Cat All Star champion, ultimately surrendering the top spot to the eventual winner on lap 23. “Smoke” cruised on to score the $5,000 victory; a first ever Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway feat for the Columbus, Indiana, native. Carson Macedo chased Stewart to the line, followed by Lee Jacobs, Chad Kemenah and Ryan Smith.

“When I saw Lee Jacobs running the bottom, at that point I wasn't sure where I needed to be,” Stewart explained. “Rico Abreu is here with me tonight and I had him trying to help me out, but he wasn't sure where I needed to be. I figured if I got a good restart, I would just get to the top and rip eight good laps. That's what we did.”

Macedo and Jacobs each raced by Chad Kemenah during the final circuits to secure the final podium positions. Macedo was the evening’s pole sitter, dropping as far back as fourth in the running order before finally charging back second on lap 25.

Jacobs, who started eighth on the feature grid, battled within the top-five during most of the 30-lap feature program, making a bid for a podium position as early as lap 15.

Closing out the month of July, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2017 campaign with a three day trip to The Empire State, set to invade three different dirt ovals during three straight days from July 28-30, chasing a combined winner’s share equaling $22,000. “America’s Series” will visit Outlaw Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway during their New York swing, awarding $5,000, $10,000 and $7,000, respectively.

Outlaw Speedway will open pit gates and main gates at 3:00pm on Friday, July 28. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 6:00pm, followed by racing at 7:00pm. Those seeking additional news and notes regarding ticket pricing and facility accommodations should visit Outlaw Speedway live on the Web at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.

Orange County Fair Speedway will open pit gates and drive-in gates beginning at 3:00pm, followed by main gates at 4:00pm. Racing will hit the 5/8-mile speed plant at 6:30pm, sharp. More information can be found online at www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

Lebanon Valley Speedway will open all gates at 4:00pm. Additional updates will be posted at the official online home of The Valley of Speed at www.lebanonvalley.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway- Monday, July 24, 2017:
I-79 Summer Shootout Finale
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 27 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Chad Kemenah - 18.295 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Carson Macedo - 17.502 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Armstrong
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash #1: Carson Macedo
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Carl Bowser
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tony Stewart
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carl Bowser (+13)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Brandon Spithaler (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 17-Carson Macedo, 17.502; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 17.558; 3. 98-Carl Bowser, 17.709; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 18; 5. 42-Sye Lynch, 18.771; 6. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 18.78; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 19.234; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 19.679; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 19.963

Group (B)
1. 59-Ryan Smith, 18.17; 2. 13-Brandon Matus, 18.214; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 18.644; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 19.057; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 19.199; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 19.237; 7. 51-John Garvin, 19.468; 8. 55-Gary Kriess, 19.524; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 19.585

Group (C)
1. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 17.586; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 18.346; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 18.569; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 18.693; 5. 5B-Justin Barger, 18.768; 6. C1-Clay Riney, 19.073; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 19.284; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger, 19.386; 9. 4C-Paul Kish, 20.344

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 17-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch [5]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [8]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 9. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 1080-Jordan Mackison [1]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [3]; 5. 55-Gary Kriess [8]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 8. 51-John Garvin [7]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. D4-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 4. 5B-Justin Barger [5]; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger [8]; 8. C1-Clay Riney [6]; 9. 4C-Paul Kish [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 17-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [7]; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [8]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]

B-Main (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. O8-Dan Kuriger [5]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [4]; 4. 51-John Garvin [6]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 6. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [2]; 7. C1-Clay Riney [3]; 8. 4C-Paul Kish [9]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [8]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 2. 17-Carson Macedo [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [19]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [17]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus [10]; 9. 5B-Justin Barger [11]; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [7]; 11. 42-Sye Lynch [12]; 12. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [13]; 13. 35-Tyler Esh [21]; 14. O8-Dan Kuriger [20]; 15. 40-George Hobaugh [18]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [14]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [16]; 18. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [24]; 19. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 20. 51-John Garvin [22]; 21. 95-Hunter Mackison [23]; 22. D4-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 23. 55-Gary Kriess [15]; 24. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9] Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer [1-22], Tony Stewart [23-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 24, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 3834
2. Ryan Smith - 3546
3. Caleb Armstrong - 3506
4. Max Stambaugh - 3206
5. Caleb Helms - 3008
6. T.J. Michael - 3007
7. Brandon Spithaler - 2947
8. Tim Shaffer - 2928
9. Tyler Esh - 2883
10. Brandon Matus - 2846

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
(724) 954-4915
altmeyer119@gmail.com
tyler@tonystewart.com

Jul
24

JERSEY RUSH VII

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Jersey Rush VII



JULY 24, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
PPB JERSEY RUSH VII

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT. . . .

JERSEY RUSH VII AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 25

NEW EGYPT, NJ (July 24, 2017) – Ready, Set, Go to the Pioneer Pole Buildings Jersey Rush VII on Tuesday night, July 25 at the New Egypt Speedway.

This is the ultimate “Doubleheader” that brings together the 410 sprints cars and modifieds, each competing in qualifying leading up to a 30 lap sprint feature and a 30 lap modified feature. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Be sure to come to New Egypt Speedway early and be of the pre-race Pit Party where YOU may visit the pits, meet the drivers and get an up close look at the race cars prior to racing action. The pre-race Pit Party is absolutely free. In the event of rain, Wednesday night July 26 will be the rain date and carry a 7:30 PM starting time.

The 410 Sprint Cars will race for a $5,000 to win payoff with $1,000 for tenth and $300 offered just to start the A-main. The area’s fastest Sprint Car drivers will compete in 10 lap heat races – set from time trials, and a 12 lap B-Main before the 30 lap main event. Only approved Hoosier H-Series tires will be eligible for competition.

CnB Chubby has posted a $200 bonus for the fast time of the night for the 410 sprint cars.

410 sprint car entries include Greg Hodnett, Ryan Smith, JJ Grasso, Davey Sammons, “Double D” Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe, Freddie Rahmer, James McFadden, Kyle Reinhart, Steve Buckwalter, Bradley Howard, Robbie Stillwaggon, Mark Bitner, Davie Franek and Ryan Godown doing double duty are a few of the expected competitors.

The Modifieds will compete for a $3,000 top prize with $1,000 going to the fifth place finisher and $250 to start the feature event. The top-12 heat race finishers will redraw for feature starting positions. Modifieds MUST use American Racer tires with a left rear 44 compound and a right rear 48 compound. Competitors have the option of running a Big-Block with windows or a spec Small-Block with Sail Panels. Big-Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,500 lbs.; Open Small Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,450 lbs. and use windows; Spec Small Blocks on alcohol must weigh a minimum of 2,350 lbs. and on gas a minimum of 2,275 lbs. and have the option to run sail panels.

Oliver Communications Group, a telecommunications cabling company, based in Bordentown, New Jersey, has upped the ante offering $200 bonus money to the winners of the 410 Sprint Car and Modified qualifying heats on Tuesday, July 25.

Before the racing action, fans will be treated to a special pre-race Meet and Greet from 5:00-6:00 PM. Spectators can enter the pit area from the gate behind the fourth turn grandstands.

Adult Admission for Jersey Rush VII is $30, Children (6-11): $10 and Children 5 and under are FREE! Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Pit Gates open at 3:30 PM, Grandstands open at 5:00 PM, the Driver’s Meeting will be at 6:15 PM, Warm-Ups at 7:00 PM and racing at 7:30 PM.

For full event information fans and competitors can visit www.jerseyrushrace.com – the website contains rules, full payout information, and entry forms.

Pioneer Pole Building presents…

JERSEY RUSH VII
Tuesday, July 25 (Raindate July 26) 7:30 PM
New Egypt Speedway
720 Route 539
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Event Information: Len Sammons: 609-888-3618
Bob Miller 443-513-4456

About New Egypt Speedway

With state-of-the-art facilities, New Egypt Speedway feature daylight-quality lighting system, excellent sightlines – from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from sausage sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-style prices. On the track, the multi-grooved 7/16-mile D-shaped clay oval serves the Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country.

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