Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: July 14, 2018
DATE OF RELEASE: July 14, 2018
CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

BLEWETT WINS WALL'S MODIFIED 100-LAPPER

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Defending Pete and Elda's Bar/Carmen's Pizzeria Modified driving champion Jimmy Blewett continued his impressive season on Saturday night by winning the 100-lap “Summer Scorcher” at Wall Stadium Speedway. The All American Auto Group Racing Series victory, Blewett's seventh on the season, was worth $4,000.

Tyler Truex of Mayetta jumped to the lead at the outset while Blewett began his march to the front from the eighth starting slot. A couple of cautions slowed the early action and by lap 30 Blewett had advanced to third behind Truex and Jackson's Steven Reed. Blewett then slipped into second on lap 46 before powering to the front in the outside lane on a lap 51 restart.

Blewett led the second half of the race but held off constant pressure from Truex who lurked in his shadow very lap. Holmdel's Andrew Krause was third and Chas Okerson of Freehold was forth. In addition to the posted purse division sponsor Pete and Elda's Bar/Carmen's Pizzeria posted bonus money to the fifth through ninth place finishers. Reed earned purse money and a $500 bonus for fifth, while Shaun Carrig of Little Falls pocketed a $300 bonus for sixth. Seventh place finishing Jason Treat of Jackson earned a $200 bonus, while Zack Alspach of Willingboro and Adam LaCicero of Lavallette each earned a $100 bonus for their eighth and ninth place finishes, respectively.

“I know I say it over and over, but this all comes down to hard work,” Blewett said after the win. “Last night we were in the shop until 2 a.m. The night before until 1 a.m. My guys work real hard and give up a lot for the race team. I have to thank their families and my wife and family for there support. Tomorrow it is all about family time for me.”

John Carpenter of Howell took the lead early and fought off late race challenges to win the companion 25-lapper for the O'Shea's Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Elliot Wohl of Beachwood and John Bowers of Pt. Pleasant both attacked the first time winner before settling for second and third, respectively. Point leader Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. and Ron Booth wrapped up the top five.

TJ Graves of Wall won his second straight Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock 25-lap main event over Chris Silvestri of Hazlet. Neptune's Jeff Loesch, Sal Liguori of Union Beach and Wall's Rob Longo were third through fifth.

Howell's Rob Silver won his first ever main event at the speedway taking to honors in the 25-lap main for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars. Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park, Little Silver's Peter Bruno, James Van Wickle and Art Marrero wrapped up the top five.

The All American Auto Group Racing Series continues this Saturday evening (July 21) with another “Pack the Track Night” that features a discounted $10 adult grandstand admission. A Demolition Derby will be the finale of the program which also features double main events for the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars, the Factory Stocks and the 4 Cylinder Stocks. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m., with qualifying set for 5:45 p.m. and feature race action set for 7:00 p.m.

Saturday night racing action continues through early October with schedule details at www.wallspeedwayracing.com.

Wall Stadium is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is ckmotorsports@aol.com.

RACE RESULTS

MODIFIED FEATURE – 100 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Tyler Truex, 3. Andrew Krause, 4. Chas Okerson, 5. Steven Reed, 6. Shaun Carrig, 7. Jason Treat, 8. Zack Alspach, 9. Adam LaCicero, 10. Joey Merlino, 11. Marc Rogers, 12. Trevor Alspach, 13. Eric Mauriello, 14. Scott Brannick, 15. Vinny Marone, 16. Derek Hopkinson, 17. Kenny Van Wickle, 18. Jason Hearne, DNS Dom Fattaruso

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. JOHN CARPENTER, HOWELL, 2. Elliot Wohl, 3. John Bowers, 4. Mike Montano, 5. Ron Booth, 6. Steve West, 7. Scott Riggleman, 8. Gerry Koenig, 9. Tom Rajkowski, 10. Richie Byrne, 11. Robert Ptaszynski, 12. Bryan O'Shea, 13. Whitey Miller, 14. Tony Bartone, 15. Nancy Riggleman, 16. Bob Haberstick, 17. Matt Malachatka

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. TJ GRAVES, WALL, 2. Chris Silvestri, 3. Jeff Loesch, 4. Sal Liguori, 5. Rob Longo, 6. AJ Jadacki, 7. Brain Osborn, 8. Neil Rutt, 9. Frank Ciancitto, 10. Nicole Razzano, 11. JC Duvall, 12. Jennifer Schultz, 13. Darianne McLaren

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ROB SILVER, HOWELL, 2. Nick Van Wickle, 3. Peter Bruno, 4. James Van Wickle, 5. Art Marrero, 6. Roger Nickerson, 7. Bill Petrolino

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Logan Seavey earned his second career USAC P1 Insurance National Midget victory in the 'John Hinck Championship' Sunday night at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex. (Rich Forman Photo)



ROOKIE SENSATION SEAVEY A BRIDESMAID NO MORE WITH SWEET SPRINGS SCORE

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Sweet Springs, Missouri.....July 15, 2018 - Second, second, second. That's what the Logan Seavey personal box score read night after night following three consecutive runner-up finishes leading into Sunday's USAC P1 Insurance National Midget debut at the Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex.

Late in the game, it appeared Seavey would have another bridesmaid honor to add to his resume. But with four laps to go, the Rookie sensation from Sutter, California was in prime position to pounce when the door cracked open, slipping by fellow Rookie Cole Bodine to win the "John Hinck Championship."

"I got déjà vu there at the end; it feels pretty good to be on the other end of that," Seavey said. "My teammate Tanner Carrick showed me the top early in the race in (turns) three and four. I was able to make it work for a while and then I felt like the bottom started coming back in three and four. I just went to the bottom and watched what Cole was doing and found a little mistake he was making. Down the straightaways, he was coming up just a little too high. I was really coming by the end of the straightaway and just tried to get as close as I could, then when I was there, I dove underneath him and got to the entry before he did. It's just one of those deals when you're leading, it's hard to try to change up what you're doing."

Upstart Bodine, who had a mere six stars in a full midget prior to Sweet Springs, took the lead from the pole position for the first four circuits. On the fifth lap, Carrick powered around the outside of Bodine, sneaking by at the start/finish line where he would lead the next eight laps.

Bodine looked the part of a veteran on the 13th lap when he got the bottom mo working and was able to reengage the battle with Carrick, beating the 2017 series Rookie of the Year to the entry of turn one to recapture the lead.

On the 19th lap, seventh-starting Seavey was running fourth, and on the chase, when teammate Carrick stumbled atop turn two. Seavey got by underneath as Carrick jumped back on the horse, gaining all the ground back on the high road where, in turns one and two on lap 24, he did his best impersonation of an airplane tipping its wing to the crowd at an air show. Somehow, someway, Carrick avoided getting upside down, dropping from sixth to third and out of contention for the victory.

Meanwhile, Seavey capitalized to third and, two laps later, jumped past Bacon to secure the second spot behind leader Bodine. When Kyle Craker backed into turn three to bring out the caution on lap 30, the question was whether Bodine would be sufficient on the restarts with the point leader on his rear bumper.

On the ensuing restart, Bodine left the door slightly ajar, leaving a car width of daylight open on the bottom, but Seavey wasn't able to get there in time to snag the position. One lap later, though, Jake Neuman got upside down between turns one and two, forcing another Bodine restart.

This time, though, Bodine was flawless, sticking a doorstop underneath the crack in the doorway, keeping Seavey from making any kind of move on the lap 32 restart. Yet, Seavey didn't stand and wait by idly. Instead, he remained within a car length of Bodine for the next four laps until Bodine entered turn one a step off the bottom on lap 37.

Seavey has led the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget standings for all but one race this season and now holds a commanding 100-point lead as he aims to become just the third driver to win the championship in his first season, following in the footsteps of Danny Caruthers (1971) and Christopher Bell (2013). (Rich Forman Photo)

Seavey was able to get a hand in the cookie jar and the lid would not be reclosed as the two hit the back straightaway. Bodine was unable to get back to the bottom of turn three with Seavey's front bumper occupying the bottom lane, allowing Seavey to have total control of his destiny as he passed Bodine and led the remaining four laps to win by eight-tenths of a second over Bodine, Ryan Robinson, Brady Bacon and Tyler Courtney.

Seavey is a student of the game and, and the Rookie had his nose in the books as he observed Bodine's tendencies that he felt he could eventually take advantage of if the opportunity arose.

"On the restarts, he would pull up right about the flag stand and I was able to shoot underneath him there," Seavey detailed. "He would close the door just in time and I couldn't quite get all the way there. I kind of studied him and watched when he was making mistakes. I'm sure there were a lot of nerves running through his head when he's about to win his first USAC race. I was able to pounce right at the end. I moved down at the right time. It's a huge advantage when you're in second. You get to search and you're able to watch the leader and see what he's doing. You can always go back to that line if you need it."

Seavey has led the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget standings for all but one race this season and now holds a commanding 100-point lead as he aims to become just the third driver to win the championship in his first season, following in the footsteps of Danny Caruthers (1971) and Christopher Bell (2013).

"I definitely feel like I'm still a rookie," Seavey admits. "But at the same time, I get into these fast racecars and Keith (Kunz) and Pete (Willoughby) believe in me to win these races. I just have to do my job and run good, smart races and I was able to do that tonight. "I do struggle with these racetracks the first time, but at a place like this, I don't feel like I'm at a disadvantage. For the most part, by feature time, I feel like I should be adapted. That's what these guys brought me over to do, to win races, so I have to figure it out."

Contingency award winners Sunday night at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex were Brady Bacon (Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner), Tyler Courtney (Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner), Zach Daum (Chalk Stix Third Heat Winner & Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher), Tyler Thomas (Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner), Spencer Bayston (KSE Racing Products Hard Charger) and Maria Cofer (Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer).

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USAC P1 INSURANCE MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 15, 2018 - Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex - Sweet Springs, Missouri - "John Hinck Championship"

QUALIFYING: 1. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.252 (New Track Record); 2. Jason McDougal, 15, Petry/Goff-12.323; 3. Maria Cofer, 35, Petry/Goff-12.446; 4. Ryan Robinson, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.447; 5. Brady Bacon, 76m, FMR-12.481; 6. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-12.534; 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 27, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.606; 8. Riley Kreisel, 93K, DKR-12.772; 9. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 63, Dooling-12.772; 10. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.784; 11. Cole Bodine, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-12.859; 12. Holley Hollan, 14, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.880; 13. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-12.894; 14. Hudson O'Neal, 51B, Neuman-12.899; 15. Justin Grant, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall/Wood-12.911; 16. Wesley Smith, 44, Smith-12.935; 17. Sam Johnson, 72, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.940; 18. Christopher Bell, 21, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.980; 19. Zane Hendricks, 27z, Tucker/Boat-12.985; 20. Karter Sarff, 21KS, Reynolds-12.989; 21. Jake Neuman, 3N, Neuman-13.008; 22. Kyle Craker, 76E, FMR-13.008; 23. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-13.009; 24. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-13.017; 25. Holly Shelton, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.039; 26. Joe B. Miller, 51, Miller-13.056; 27. Spencer Bayston, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.090; 28. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry/Goff-13.124; 29. Tyler Nelson, 88, Nelson-13.142; 30. Chase Porter, 81, Shields-13.157; 31. Casey Shuman, 4A, RAMS-13.319; 32. Presley Truedson, 5T, Daum-13.496; 33. Chad Frewaldt, 4F, Frewaldt-13.576; 34. Glenn Waterland, 11c, Waterland-13.640; 35. Dave Darland, 21H, TKH-13.696; 36. Brayton Lynch, 1K, RKR-13.697; 37. Clinton Boyles, 98, Boyles-13.892; 38. Shaun Shapel, 84s, Shapel-13.949; 39. Todd McVay, 89JR, McVay-NT; 40. Chad Winfrey, 321, Winfrey-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to feature) 1. Bacon, 2. Neuman, 3. Johnson, 4. Boat, 5. K. Thomas, 6. Seavey, 7. Frewaldt, 8. Nelson, 9. Shelton, 10. Boyles. 2:05.78 (New Track Record)

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to feature) 1. Courtney, 2. Craker, 3. McDougal, 4. Carrick, 5. O'Neal, 6. Miller, 7. Bell, 8. Porter, 9. Waterland, 10. Shapel. NT

CHALK STIX THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to feature) 1. Daum, 2. Bodine, 3. Hendricks, 4. Bayston, 5. Klaasmeyer, 6. Grant, 7. Darland, 8. Cofer, 9. Shuman. 2:11.31

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to feature) 1. T. Thomas, 2. Sarff, 3. Coons, 4. Robinson, 5. Hollan, 6. Lynch, 7. Truedson, 8. Kreisiel, 9. Smith. NT

C-MAIN: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the semi) 1. Shuman, 2. Truedson, 3. Frewaldt, 4. Darland, 5. Lynch, 6. Shapel, 7. Boyles, 8. Lynch. 2:18.45

SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer) 1. Seavey, 2. Grant, 3. Bell, 4. Klaasmeyer, 5. K. Thomas, 6. Kreisel, 7. Cofer, 8. Smith, 9. Hollan, 10. Shelton, 11. Shuman, 12. Miller, 13. Darland, 14. Nelson, 15. Truedson, 16. Frewaldt, 17. O'Neal, 18. Porter. NT

FEATURE: (40 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Logan Seavey (7), 2. Cole Bodine (1), 3. Ryan Robinson (5), 4. Brady Bacon (4), 5. Tyler Courtney (3), 6. Christopher Bell (14), 7. Spencer Bayston (21), 8. Tanner Carrick (2), 9. Justin Grant (12), 10. Chad Boat (11), 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (10), 12. Sam Johnson (13), 13. Zach Daum (19), 14. Jerry Coons, Jr. (22), 15. Brayton Lynch (24), 16. Tucker Klaasmeyer (8), 17. Holly Shelton (23), 18. Riley Kreisel (9), 19. Tyler Thomas (20), 20. Zane Hendricks (15), 21. Kyle Craker (18), 22. Jake Neuman (17), 23. Karter Sarff (16), 24. Jason McDougal (6). NT
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**Neuman flipped on lap 32 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Bodine, Laps 5-12 Carrick, Laps 13-36 Bodine, Laps 37-40 Seavey.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Spencer Bayston (21st to 7th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Zach Daum

NEW USAC P1 INSURANCE MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Seavey-696, 2-Bayston-596, 3-Boat-590, 4-Grant-587, 5-K. Thomas-583, 6-Bacon-580, 7-Courtney-572, 8-Carrick-511, 9-Robinson-470, 10-Coons-464.

NEXT USAC P1 INSURANCE MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACES: August 2 - Path Valley Speedway Park - Spring Run, Pennsylvania - "Pennsylvania Midget Week"

Categories : Midgets, News, Short Track, USAC
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Jul
15

THE JERSEY RUSH VIII

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JERSEY RUSH VIII

JULY 15, 2018
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS JERSEY RUSH VIII

410 SPIRNTS ONLY APPEARANCE IN NEW JERESY. . . . .

SET FOR TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 24 AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY AS PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT THE JERSEY RUSH VIII

NEW EGYPT, NJ July 15, 2018. . . . . It all goes down at sun down on Tuesday night, July 24 with the eighth running of the Pioneer Pole Buildings JERSEY RUSH VIII.

For their one and only appearance in the state of New Jersey, the 410 sprints will invade the state and they remain the most powerful race cars on dirt, making this very special appearance at the New Egypt Speedway. The Jersey Rush VIII, the ultimate triple header event, has a new twist in the Tuesday night, July 24 event. The 410 sprints will headline this show joined again by the Big Block/358 Modified Challenge and new in 2018, the addition of the Sportsman (open sportsman and crate sportsman) competing in a unique format to include a 20 lap $1,000 to win feature event.

Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM. Come out early and take part in the Meet & Greet where you may go in the pits between 5 PM and 6:15 to meet your favorite sprint drivers and get a close up look at the sprint cars before the drop of the green flag.

The 410 sprints will complete in time trials and a series of qualifying events all leading up to the 30 lap $5,000 to win Jersey Rush VIII. Tenth will pay an attractive $1,000 and $300 is being offered just to start the main event. Oliver Construction has sweetened the pot posting $200 to win each of the sprint heat race events as CNB Chubby added $200 in cash as the Fast Time Award.

JJ Grasso is the defending Jersey Rush champion and winner of three of the seven Jersey Rush events. 410 star Greg Hodnett is a two time winner of the Jersey Rush. Other event winners include Daryn Pitman and the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith. Both Grasso and Smith are early entries and have their eyes glued on the $5,000 winner’s check.

The Big Block vs Small Block Modifieds will take part in timed warm-ups, a series of heat race events also paying $200 to win courtesy of Oliver Construction and a 30 lap $3,000 to win feature event. Fifth will pay $1,000 with $250 being paid to start the main event. Billy Pauch Jr is the defending winner of the Modified Jersey Rush. Previous modified winners include Jimmy Horton, Duane Howard, Ryan Godown and Billy Pauch, a two time winner.

The newest addition to the Jersey Rush VIII is the Open Sportsman vs Crate Sportsman Challenge, a 20 lap feature that will pay $1,000 to the winner. The Sportsman will compete in timed warm-ups and a consolation leading up to the main event. Both Open Sportsman and Crate Sportsman will be awarded 50 show-up points for taking part in the Jersey Rush III.

Event sheets for each division, detailing the complete purse, car specifications and race procedures are posted at www.JERSEYRUSHRACE.com. For additional information, contact Lenny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or Bob Miller at 443-513-4456.

The Jersey Rush VIII is a co-promotion between Lenny, Danny and Davey Sammons and special events organizer Bob Miller. The promotional team is pleased to have Pioneer Pole Buildings back as the event sponsor.

General admission for the Jersey Rush VIII is $30 for adults, $10 for children 6-11 and children five and under will be admitted FREE. The pit fee is $35 and a track license is not required.

New Egypt Speedway
720 Route 539
New Egypt, NJ 08533

Event Information: Len Sammons 609-8883613 or Bob Miller 443 513 4456

www.JERSEYRUSHRACE.com

About New Egypt Speedway: This state-of-the-art facility, New Egypt Speedway features a daylight-quality lighting system, excellent sightlines-from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheel-chair 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 racy 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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15

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA -Hamlin Speedway Halted By Heavy Storm After Four Features
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The Hamlin Speedway was rolling along with time to spare on Saturday night when a quick hitting over the top storm converged on the speedway with four laps remaining in the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint main. The cars were quickly taken off of the track for safety purposes just as the skies above the speedway opened up. The feature was declared official and the remaining three divisions were postponed until a later date. The racing was spectacular until the rains came and a nice crowd was on hand to witness the action on the speedway. Hamlin Speedway Promoter Randy Smith had the 1/5th mile clay oval in impeccable condition and once again took some breaks to keep the facility top notch and racy from top to bottom.

The All Star Slingshot feature event found Scott Neary hitting on all cylinders as he overcame an early lead by Tyler Banks to go on and become the first Slingshot driver to capture two feature events in 2018. "The Electric Man" Colin White only led the final few feet last week to record his first win but this week he put an exclamation point on all that as he grabbed the lead on the first turn and led the rest of the way to score his second win of the season in the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. Aidan Donaldson was truly a happy camper in the RLE Towing and Recovery Victory Lane as he earned his first career win at Hamlin with a wire to wire triumph in the exciting Junior Slingshot feature. The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint division was introduced trackside to the crowd for the first time and they proceeded to show their appreciation with a top notch feature show that found Noah Zielinski sailing to his fourth win of the season.

New Yorker Tyler Banks grabbed the lead at the start of the All Star Slingshot feature event and he would set a torrid pace through the first seven laps of the event. Neary started from the fourth slot and used a variety of spots on the race track to make his passes and move into the runner-up slot. Reeling off a 13.8 second lap, Neary slipped past Banks and began to step away from the field. Banks gave way to Jared Silfee and the returning Taylor Mills and both drivers were able to close the distance but it would be Neary capturing his second win of the season. Silfee, Mills, Banks and Adam Buchel completed the top five. Heading up the second five was the returning John Kendall and he was followed by Paul Ennes, Dale Kober, Mike Fogler and Tanner Jones.

The Junior Slingshot feature found Aidan Donaldson grabbing up the lead in turn one. Donaldson, in his rookie season at Hamlin, found his marks early and was consistent with his lap times. Austin Homan raced into second place with Shelby McLaughlin in third. A couple of skirmished slowed the pace a bit but Donaldson remained determined with each restart. Late in the race, McLaughlin got by Homan and chased Donaldson down with some quick laps of her own but Donaldson drove under Russ Furry's checkered flag to earn his first ever Hamlin Speedway victory. McLaughlin was second with Austin Homan, James Benz and Joey Kalafut completing the top five. The second five found Jacob Taylor, Brian Smith, Ashton DeWitt, Kasey Hufcut and JJ Rice following.

After introductions and rousing send off from the fans, Noah Zielinski put on a show as he blitzed the speedway with some 12.3 second times in the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Wingless Sprint event. Tyler Lindsay remained close throughout the event but the night belonged to Zielinski as he overcame an upside down situation from a week ago. With the race car repaired and faster than ever, Zielinski earned his fourth win of the season at Hamlin. Lindsay was second and he too overcame a scary moment when his primary car was knocked out of commission during hot laps. Undaunted, Lindsay ran well for a second place finish while Tony Parlanti, Dennis Chamberlain and Zack Weisenfluh completed the top five. Ryan Lacoe, Aidan Borden, Rich Maguire, Ryan Stangle and Cory Zielinski completed the top ten.

Colin White took the lead at the start of the headliner Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint event. White immediately ripped off some 12.3 second laps to make everyone aware he was on his a-game. A sixth lap scuffle slowed the paced and eliminated contenders Damon Paul and Cody Smith. On the restart, White rocketed away from the field but behind him the drivers were working each other with professional courtesy and quick to speed. Mick D'Agostino was coming off a Friday night win at the Accord Speedway in the sprint cars and he quickly found his mark whether utilizing the top of the raceway or driving to the baseline. D'Agostino started tenth but by mid-point was second and he began reeling in White. The duo was nose to tail when the rains came and the race was declared official with White picking up win number two for the season. D'Agostino was second with the returning Robbie Hocker third, Chad Sandt fourth and Duane White completing the top five. Paul Richards Jr headed up the second five with Zack Bealer, Joe Nemeth, Mack Brink and Geordan Marrero rounding out the top ten.

PEARL JAMS:

The hotly contested evening of racing entertainment began on time and the staff kept moving the program along swiftly with a couple of breaks taken for track maintenance. The expected rain came early than anticipated but the rain is definitely needed in our area and the speedway will catch up on the remaining three events at a later time.

The speedway again apologizes for the problems with the PA System but promises to iron then out quickly.

The Junior Slingshot heats were won by James Benz and JJ Rice. Noah Zielinski and Tyler Lindsay captured heat wins in JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprints. Roger Collins captured the Super Slinger Slingshot heat event. The 600 Sprints ran off two heats with Damon Paul and Chad Sandt the two winners. Stage One Modified heats were claimed by John Comandini and Joel Price. Glenn Macomber captured the 270 Sprint heat. John Kendall and Jared Silfee captured heat wins in the All Star Slingshots.

Newcomers and returnees who made their way to the speedway last night included Taylor Mills, John Kendall, Mike Fogler and CJ Fritz in the All Star Slingshots. Mackenzie and Micah Adams made their first Junior Slingshot starts. Jeff Ball made his second appearance at the speedway in the 600 Sprints. Robbie Hocker, Justin Mills, Damon Paul and Joey Amantea all returned to action in the 600 Sprints. Jacob Eby was a newcomer for the 270 Sprints.

Jasper Ziegafuse has taken over the John Bachetti Sr ride in the Stage One Modifieds. and looked real good in his first outing. Jack Hanna is now competing in the Rookie 600 Sprints in a car formerly owned by Hamlin regular Shelby Harper.

Current Hamlin drivers Mick D'Agostino and Anthony Recchio scored Friday night wins at the Accord Speedway, D'Agostino his fifth win and Recchio his second win. Former regular Cole Stangle picked up his third Accord Speedway win on Friday Night. The top six drivers in the Sportsman finish at Accord on Friday night were all former graduates of the Slingshot division at Hamlin. Anthony Recchio, Kyle Rohner, Alex VanPelt, Leo Fotopoulos,Tyler Johnston and Cole Hentschel finished first through sixth in the 25-lap feature. Congratulations to each driver and Hamlin Speedway is extremely proud of your accomplishments. Keep up the good work!

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Jared Silfee, Austin Silfee, Scott Neary, Dale Kober, Tanner Jones, Jasper Ziegafuse, Tyler Banks, Emily Fleming, Andrew Turpin, John DeWitt, Paul Ennes, Troy Langendoerfer, Wes Hearn, Tess Horvath, Adam Buchel, Mike Taylor, Rachel Dickinson, Ashley Kober, Tanner VanDoren

Winged 270cc Sprints: Postponed until a later date

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Colin White, Mick D'Agostino, Robbie Hocker, Chad Sandt, Duane White, Paul Richards Jr, Zack Bealer, Joe Nemeth, Mack Brink, Geordan Marrero, Justin Mills, Joel Smith, Joseph Smith, Aidan Borden, Joey Amantea, Cody Smith, Damon Paul, Tyler Lindsay, Jeff Ball

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Postponed until a later date

Junior Slingshots: Aidan Donaldson, Shelby McLaughlin, Austin Homan, James Benz, Joey Kalafut, Jacob Taylor, Brian Smith, Ashton DeWitt, Kasey Hufcut, JJ Rice, Mikey Johannes, James Hendricks, Mackenzie Adams, Micah Adams, Mason Trautschold, Charlene Benz

Super Slingshots: Postponed until a later date

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Noah Zielinski, Tyler Lindsay, Tony Parlanti, Dennis Chamberlain, Zack Weisenfluh, Ryan Lacoe, Aidan Borden, Rich Maguire, Ryan Stangle, Cory Zielinski, Brandon Nicholas, Carmen Leggio Sr, Richie Maguire, Matt Zielinski, Earl Rice, Jeff Ball, Dennis Stawinsky, Jack Hanna, Earl Rice, Cody Powell

Racing action returns every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for July 21st when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval when seven divisions resume their weekly battles. Great racing, great food and lots of fun.

Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

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Contact: Anthony Corini
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Winner Donny Schatz (Paul Arch Photo)

Donny Schatz Wins Third Consecutive Kings Royal to Become King Donny the 35th

ROSSBURG, OH – July 14, 2018 – Donny Schatz started fourth, took the lead on Lap 15 and never looked back, leading the rest of the way to win his 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018 and third consecutive Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, worth $50,000. Brad Sweet surged late and came within a half of a car-length at the checkered flag, finishing behind Schatz by just 0.189 seconds. Cory Eliason, in his first career Kings Royal start, completed the podium.

With the unique Kings Royal format, the six Heat Race winners occupied the first three rows for the 40-lap Feature. Trey Starks won Heat 6, earning the pole in his first Kings Royal start alongside Heat 5 winner, Paul McMahan. A caution on the initial start involving Hunter Schuerenburg, Sheldon Haudenschild and Brock Zearfoss brought out the only stoppage of the event.

The complete restart saw Starks shoot to the lead, in search of his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature victory in a big way. Schatz and McMahan battled for second with Schatz taking the position on Lap 3 and setting his sights on Starks. Schatz took a look underneath Starks on Lap 14 and completed the pass for the lead one lap later down the backstretch.

Cory Eliason, who started sixth after winning Heat 1, established himself as a threat moving by Starks into second on Lap 16. Eliason actually slid Schatz for position, but was never able to maintain momentum and stay in front of the Tony Stewart Racing No.15.

Brad Sweet maneuvered into third on Lap 17 and showed a lot of speed pounding the cushion. As Sweet closed in on Eliason for second, Donny Schatz extended his margin out front. Sweet would get by Eliason for second on Lap 27 and begin cutting into Schatz’ sizable advantage.

As Schatz searched for grip the last 10 laps, Sweet really closed in. Sweet got hung up behind Daryn Pittman in lapped traffic and finally cleared him with five to go, setting up one last charge at Schatz. And charge he did.

On the absolute cushion of the racing surface, Sweet closed in on Schatz, setting up a hectic finish. Sweet cut the gap to five car-lengths down the backstretch on the final lap and ended up just half a car-length short from his second career Kings Royal triumph.

Schatz acknowledged that he was searching for speed the last 10 laps, “I knew someone had to be coming. I was hanging the last 10 laps, I could not get stuck anywhere. I’m lucky it wasn’t 41 laps tonight, because obviously, the No.49 was coming there at the end,” Schatz said in Victory Lane.

“Lapped traffic was tough tonight, it was tricky and slick. I feel like I completely failed in Qualifying going 21st quick, but the way format works tonight it put us in the right position,” Schatz said before thanking all the fans, even the ones that boo him, for coming out and praising the track crew given the high temperatures all weekend.

Brad Sweet was obviously disappointed but was pleased with the speed he showed.

“I came up one lap short, some of those lapped cars didn’t cut me a break. Coming to the checkered, I was cussing because I wanted it to be the White Flag,” Sweet said with a smirk.

“To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best and the way [Schatz] shows up at these big money events, is why he’ll down in history as one of, if not the best of all time. This NAPA racing team has nothing to be ashamed of tonight, I just wish it was one more lap tonight,” Sweet added before encouraging the huge crowd to come to the pits and introduce themselves.

Cory Eliason was extremely pleased with his third-place run, “That was a great learning experience. I got to follow and watch Donny and Brad tonight and they are the two best out here right now. There is a huge learning curve coming to these tracks and to go out and be competitive is awesome.”

“After not making the first two shows of the weekend, to finish third behind Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet, feels like a win for this team,” Eliason added in good spirits after the race.

Lee Jacobs represented the Buckeye State coming from 16th to finish fourth with Kraig Kinser coming from 13th to complete the top five.

12th-starting Jacob Allen finished sixth with Paul McMahan coming home seventh. 16th-starting David Gravel finished eighth with Rico Abreu coming from 24th to ninth, earning KSE Hard Charger Honors. Outlaw rookie Ian Madsen completed the top ten, coming from 23rd.

Christopher Bell set Quick Time over the 51-car field and was running in the top five when he pulled pit side with 14 laps remaining. After the caution on the initial start, the race went non-stop.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season and Month of Money with the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway, which will pay $25,000 to the winner. Following that the Outlaws will head to Central Pennsylvania to take on the Pennsylvania Posse at Lincoln and Williams Grove Speedway. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

Results from Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway:

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$50,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$20,000]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [6][$15,000]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [16][$12,500]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$10,000]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$7,500]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [2][$6,500]; 8. 5-David Gravel [14][$6,000]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [24][$5,500]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [23][$5,000]; 11. 44-Trey Starks [1][$4,750]; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen [15][$4,500]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [21][$4,000]; 14. 94-Ryan Smith [8][$3,750]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [9][$3,500]; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [18][$3,450]; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3][$3,400]; 18. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [22][$3,350]; 19. 9-Daryn Pittman [17][$3,300]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$3,250]; 21. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$3,200]; 22. 17B-Bill Balog [10][$3,150]; 23. 14-Christopher Bell [7][$3,100]; 24. 49X-Tim Shaffer [11][$3,000];
Lap Leaders: Trey Starks 1-14, Donny Schatz 15-40;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 24-Rico Abreu[+15]

Qualifying: 1. 14-Christopher Bell, 13.144; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.195; 3. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.207; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.214; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.219; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.25; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.27; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.325; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.331; 10. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.332; 11. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.333; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.347; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.354; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.364; 15. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.387; 16. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.416; 17. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.421; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.427; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.431; 20. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.446; 21. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.45; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.45; 23. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.467; 24. 44-Trey Starks, 13.474; 25. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.483; 26. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.508; 27. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.51; 28. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.525; 29. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.541; 30. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.543; 31. 71M-Randy Hannagan, 13.550; 32. 19-Brent Marks, 13.552; 33. 83H-Justin Henderson, 13.557; 34. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.578; 35. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.618; 36. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.632; 37. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.653; 38. 21-Brian Brown, 13.673; 39. 17C-Caleb Helms, 13.681; 40. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.682; 41. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.683; 42. 11N-Cap Henry, 13.734; 43. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 13.803; 44. 71H-Ryan Ruhl, 13.806; 45. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 13.858; 46. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.927; 47. 45T-Trevor Baker, 13.938; 48. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.981; 49. 8J-Jess Stiger, 14.148; 50. 83C-Adam Cruea, 14.993; 51. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.665

Heat #1 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 83-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 14-Christopher Bell [5]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 7. 71M-Randy Hannagan [6]; 8. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [8]

Heat #2 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [5]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 8. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 9. 83C-Adam Cruea [9]

Heat #3 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 5. 83H-Justin Henderson [6]; 6. 17C-Caleb Helms [7]; 7. 97W-Mitch Wormall [8]

Heat #4 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 28-Brian Paulus [8]

Heat #5 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 7. 45T-Trevor Baker [8]; 8. 26-Joey Saldana [7]

Heat #6 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 6. 11N-Cap Henry [7]; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 21-Brian Brown [2][]; 2. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6][]; 3. 71M-Randy Hannagan [1][]; 4. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [7][]; 5. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8][]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [10][]; 7. 45T-Trevor Baker [5][$500]; 8. 97W-Mitch Wormall [3][$450]; 9. 83C-Adam Cruea [11][$400]; 10. 28-Brian Paulus [4][$375]; 11. 26-Joey Saldana [9][$350]; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger [12][$350]; 13. 3G-Carson Macedo [13][$350]

Last Chance Showdown (15 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. W20-Greg Wilson [2][]; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4][]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [6][]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [11][]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,000]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7][$1,750]; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [5][$1,500]; 8. 70-Dave Blaney [10][$1,250]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [19][$1,000]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [12][$750]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$650]; 12. 11N-Cap Henry [18][$600]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [13][$600]; 14. 12N-Cole Duncan [16][$600]; 15. 71M-Randy Hannagan [21][$600]; 16. 19-Brent Marks [14][$600]; 17. 83H-Justin Henderson [9][$600]; 18. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [22][$600]; 19. 91-Cale Thomas [3][$600]; 20. 17C-Caleb Helms [15][$600]; 21. 22M-Dan McCarron [24][$600]; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1][$600]; 23. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [23][$600]; 24. A79-Brandon Wimmer [20][$600]

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Justin Grant celebrates his first USAC P1 Insurance National Midget victory of the year Saturday night at Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Nebraska. (Rich Forman Photo)


MIDWEST MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP UNFOLDS IN GRANT FASHION

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Fairbury, Nebraska.....July 14, 2018 - Justin Grant busted his way into the win column Saturday night in the Inaugural Riverside Chevrolet "Midwest Midget Championship" presented by Westin Meats and Schmidt's Sanitation at Jefferson County Speedway to become the eighth different winner in the first nine races of the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget season.

It's admittedly been an up-and-down 2018 racing season for Justin Grant.

One year ago, the Ione, California native shot off the launching pad to become the first driver to win both the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and USAC P1 Insurance National openers in a single season.

This year hasn't exactly taken off like a rocket ship, save a Silver Crown victory at April's "Sumar Classic" in Terre Haute, Ind. But, following an MSCS victory last Saturday in Putnamville, Ind. and now garnering his first USAC Midget win in nearly a calendar year, the tide may very well have turned for Grant to create his own new narrative and make this "The Summer of Justin."

"This year's been a bit of a struggle on kind of more than one front for me," Grant acknowledged. "We picked up a win last week in a sprint car and, hopefully, it feels like things are starting to turn around and I can start putting these cars where they need to be, up front."

Grant was a force right from the get-go, powering off the top in his Clauson-Marshall Racing - Matt Wood/NOS Energy Drink - Elk Grove Ford/Spike/Stanton SR-11 to the lead past pole sitter and teammate Tyler Courtney on the opening lap as Courtney, Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Logan Seavey tussled for the second spot in a three-wide manner just behind.

Just like the initial take off, Grant was smoking the field on each and every restart during the 40-lapper. The question that remained during the first half was whether anybody could overcome the deficit on a longer run, which never actually came to fruition.

Following a Jerry Coons, Jr. spin at the halfway point, Courtney was on Grant's tail for the ensuing restart, and three laps later, was peeking a nose underneath Grant entering turn one. Grant countered that action with an opposite and equal reaction, scooting down to the bottom line as he sensed the track, and the pressure, change.

"It's a little bit of both because you can tell when a lane's starting to slow down," Grant explained. "When I started out, I was on the top and I felt like (turns) three and four were starting to slow down. You start listening and looking for somebody coming on the other lane. I saw Sunshine slow on the bottom of one and two. When he pulled alongside me into one, I thought, 'okay it's time to abandon the top.' You kind of feel you need to anyway, and you're just waiting for confirmation to do it."

As Grant began to add some groundage between he and Courtney, Seavey came right at Courtney and the two made contact at the start/finish line on the 24th lap. Both continued without much interruption of any kind despite the close call.

Following a Zane Hendricks flip on lap 27, Grant once again was a monster on the restart, distancing himself from Courtney and Seavey as he played the balancing act of the high line in turns one and two and the bottom in three and four.

On the 30th go-around, Seavey managed to slip by Courtney by the width of a cat whisker between he, Courtney and the outside concrete at the stripe. Once Seavey found second, the race was off to find first as he roped in Grant in a fraction of a moment, eating up Grant's interval like a Number Muncher eats up an integer.

'This year's been a bit of a struggle on kind of more than one front for me,' Grant acknowledged. 'We picked up a win last week in a sprint car and, hopefully, it feels like things are starting to turn around and I can start putting these cars where they need to be, up front.' (Rich Forman Photo)

On the 34th lap, Seavey used a large run off four to set up slider on Grant. Seavey slid past Grant up to the turn two curb. Grant immediately ducked underneath as Seavey pulled the wheels up, losing ground to Grant who dove to the bottom in turn three with a two-car length advantage.

"I went to the bottom and that was pretty good for a while," Grant said. "I started thinking, 'hey that's getting awfully slow in the center and the bottom down here,' so I was thinking about moving and Seavey fired a slider at me into one. You know he can't get that big of a run off the bottom behind you, so you knew you had to come from the top. We were able to cross him over and fire back to the top. Then, I think it was pretty smooth sailing from there."

A yellow flag for an incident involving Hendricks and third-place Courtney with five laps remaining put a stoppage to the battle at the front just as the leaders were opening the door to lapped traffic.

While Grant was in the midst of dancing with the unknowns of lapped traffic, he was pursuing it admirably. Yet, with the caution lights reflecting off his visor, Grant now had the exodus of gridlock and a restart, which he had displayed his prowess on time and time again, awaiting. Not that the choice was his to make, but the preference for Grant in this situation was a toss-up.

"I wasn't sure what I wanted," Grant admitted. "I felt like we were getting through lapped traffic really well. I felt like the guys had the car pretty good through the slick and I could really peel off the cushion and get by some of those lapped guys. I don't know how well they were able to do that behind me, but I felt pretty confident in my car doing it. But you never know with lapped traffic. You're relying on those guys to keep everything straight and pointed in the right direction. It's a bit more comfortable to be out in the open water and be able to just run hard."

The latter would be true once again, and Grant, for the umpteenth time, stomped the throttle and stomped the competition following the restart, to swat away any possible challenge that Seavey might have in store. Grant cruised the top down the stretch to a half-second victory, the third of his USAC National Midget career, over Seavey, K. Thomas, Tanner Carrick and Brady Bacon.

"These midget races are tough, and these midget racers are really tough," Grant praised. "Late race restarts can cause some havoc and you got to make sure and nail them. We got one there at the end and we were going to be out of lapped traffic 'til the end. I had to nail the restart and get out in front of those guys because you can pretty easily fade back to fifth or sixth in a lap or two if you catch a slider on a restart. I knew I had to get off good enough to be able to clear anything that anybody threw at me. I was pretty confident once we cleared turn two that I would be able to stay out front. The car was really good, and I was confident in that."

Contingency award winners Saturday night at Jefferson County Speedway included Brady Bacon (Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner & KSE Racing Products Hard Charger), Chad Boat (Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner), Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Chalk Stix Third Heat Winner), Maria Cofer (Indy Race Parts Semi Winner) and Brayton Lynch (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher).

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USAC P1 INSURANCE MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 14, 2018 - Jefferson County Speedway - Fairbury, Nebraska - Inaugural Riverside Chevrolet "Midwest Midget Championship" presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt's Sanitation

QUALIFYING: 1. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.742 (New Track Record); 2. Spencer Bayston, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.747; 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 63, Dooling-10.781; 4. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry/Goff-10.818; 5. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.893; 6. Justin Grant, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall/Wood-10.908; 7. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-10.959; 8. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-10.968; 9. Jason McDougal, 15, Petry/Goff-10.976; 10. Brady Bacon, 76m, FMR-11.008; 11. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-11.053; 12. Brayton Lynch, 1K, RKR-11.063; 13. Zane Hendricks, 27z, Tucker/Boat-11.091; 14. Sam Johnson, 72, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.103; 15. Kyle Craker, 76E, FMR-11.266; 16. Cole Bodine, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-11.320; 17. Maria Cofer, 35, Petry/Goff-11.358; 18. Lance Bennett, 10, Bennett-11.368; 19. Brett Becker, 2B, Becker-11.817; 20. Dustin Weland, 88w, Weland-11.837; 21. Glenn Waterland, 11c, Waterland-11.934; 22. Blaze Bennett, 10B, Bennett-12.067; 23. Curtis Spicer, 4, Spicer-12.715; 24. Olivia Bennett, 77, Bennett-13.635; 25. Dave Darland, 85, Central-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Bacon, 2. Courtney, 3. Seavey, 4. Bodine, 5. Hendricks, 6. B. Bennett, 7. Becker, 8. Coons, 9. Darland. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Boat, 2. T. Thomas, 3. Bayston, 4. Carrick, 5. Johnson, 6. Weland, 7. Spicer, 8. Cofer. NT

CHALK STIX THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. K. Thomas, 2. Grant, 3. McDougal, 4. Lynch, 5. Craker, 6. L. Bennett, 7. Waterland, 8. O. Bennett. NT

INDY RACE PARTS SEMI: (10 laps, top-7 transfer) 1. Cofer, 2. Coons, 3. Weland, 4. L. Bennett, 5. Spicer, 6. B. Bennett, 7. Waterland, 8. Darland, 9. Becker. 1:59.34 (New Track Record)

FEATURE: (40 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (2), 2. Logan Seavey (6), 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4), 4. Tanner Carrick (3), 5. Brady Bacon (10), 6. Jerry Coons, Jr. (7), 7. Jason McDougal (9), 8. Tyler Thomas (11), 9. Spencer Bayston (5), 10. Kyle Craker (15), 11. Cole Bodine (16), 12. Chad Boat (8), 13. Brayton Lynch (12), 14. Sam Johnson (14), 15. Tyler Courtney (1), 16. Maria Cofer (17), 17. Dustin Weland (19), 18. Glenn Waterland (20), 19. Lance Bennett (18), 20. Zane Hendricks (13), 21. Blaze Bennett (21), 22. Curtis Spicer (22). NT
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**Hendricks flipped on lap 27 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-40 Grant.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Brady Bacon (10th to 5th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Brayton Lynch

NEW USAC P1 INSURANCE MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Seavey-616, 2-Boat-542, 3-K. Thomas-541, 4-Bayston-539, 5-Grant-538, 6-Bacon-509, 7-Courtney-505, 8-Carrick-457, 9-Coons-423, 10-Ryan Robinson-398.

NEXT USAC P1 INSURANCE MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 15 - Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex - Sweet Springs, Missouri - "John Hinck Championship"

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New Egypt Speedway
Route 539, New Egypt, NJ
Track Phone: 609-758-1900
Website: www.newegyptspeedway.net
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Contact: Mike Wisniewski - Wiz Motorsports Communications, 856-982-5137

COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse Night with the 305
Sprint Car Interregional Race - Modifieds, Mid Atlantic 305 Sprint Cars
(Interregional event plus make-up main event from April 14), Larry's Hot
Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars & Garden State Vintage Stock
Car Club

4:00 p.m. - Pit gates open
5:00 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
6:00 p.m. - Hot laps start
7:00 p.m. - Racing starts

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - Jersey Rush VIII - 410 Sprint Cars, Modifieds &
Sportsman (Crates vs. Open)

3:30 p.m. - Pit gates open
5:00 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
7:00 p.m. - Hot laps start
7:30 p.m. - Sprint Car Time Trials

RUTSKI ROLLS TO HIS SECOND MODIFIED WIN OF THE YEAR AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

New Egypt, NJ (July 15, 2018) - At New Egypt Speedway's Premio Foods Little
League Night, Rich Rutski rolled to his second Modified feature win of the
year. The Hammer Sportsman feature was taken by Billy Osmun. Bill Liedtka
won the Street Stock main event while Joe Garey Sr. was the victor in the
4-Cylinder race.

After the original start was marred by a multi-car tangle in turn one, the
30-lap Modified feature began with polesitter Rich Rutski grabbing the lead
and Steve Davis running in second. Following a caution period on the third
circuit, Davis sped past Rutski on the restart to gain first place. After a
trio of cautions on lap five, Davis was still on top with Rutski and Brian
Papiez next in line. Over the next few tours, Rutski began to track down
Davis and returned to the lead with ten laps completed. By the halfway
point, Rutski had established a comfortable margin over Davis with Billy
Pauch Jr. in third, Papiez in fourth and Danny Bouc in fifth. With ten laps
remaining, Rutski was beginning to navigate through lap traffic as Pauch Jr.
edged past Davis for second. Brandon Grosso, who won the July 7 feature, was
continuing his march to the front by moving into fifth on lap twenty-one.
With five circuits to go, Rutski had nearly a full straightway advantage
over Pauch Jr. with a three car battle for third between Davis, Papiez and
Grosso beginning to heat up. Over the final tours, Rutski's edge over Pauch
Jr. narrowed but Rutski held on for his second win of the season and the
third of his career. Pauch Jr. finished in second. Grosso won the good clash
for third in the closing circuits. Davis came home in fourth and Bouc
rallied by Papiez on the last lap to finish in fifth. Rich Rutski, Davey
Sammons and David VanHorn recorded wins in the heats for the Modifieds.

In the 20-lap Hammer Sportsman feature, Billy Osmun grabbed the lead at the
midway point and remained in control the rest of the way to score his first
win of the season. Shaun Ratchford led the opening nine revolutions before
the eleventh place starting Osmun ascended to the front. Cale Ross finished
in second. After starting in thirteenth, Kyle Kania completed the race in
third. Fourth went to Ratchford with Ryan Heim taking fifth. Hammer
Sportsman qualifying races were taken by Cale Ross and Shaun Ratchford.

Bill Liedtka regained the lead with two circuits remaining to capture the
15-lap race for the Street Stocks. After Spider Ensinger Sr. paced the field
for the opening tour, the sixth place starting Liedtka took over. During a
caution on lap three, Liedtka retired to the pits with a flat tire and
Ensinger Sr. returned to the top of the field. On the sixth lap, Mick Search
motored to the front with Liedtka in fourth and on the march forward. On lap
thirteen, Liedtka slipped by Search and went on to win his third feature of
the year. With the victory, Liedtka is now the all-time leader in wins in
the division with a total of twenty-five. Search finished in second. Jon
Meyer, Ensinger Sr. and Billy Wroble rounded out the top five.

After taking the lead from his son on the seventh revolution, Joe Garey Sr.
sped away from the competition to register his fifth win of the year in the
15-lap 4-Cylinder race. Joe Garey Jr. finished second and Tom Stavola was
third.

Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse Night is set for Saturday, July 21 at New Egypt
Speedway. The Mid Atlantic Sprint Car Series will be on hand for an
interregional event plus a make-up feature from April 14. The Modifieds,
Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars & Garden State
Vintage Stock Car Club are on the racing docket as well. The pit gates swing
open at 4:00 p.m. and the grandstand turnstiles unlock at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps
start at 6:00 p.m. and racing begins at 7:00 p.m. Admission to the
grandstand is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for teens
12-15, $10 for military personal and their spouses with ID, and Kids 11 &
under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 with a New Egypt Speedway license and
$40 with no license.

New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great
Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval,
New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best
competition in the country. New Egypt's state-of-the-art facilities feature
daylight-quality lighting and 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
Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.

For more information, visit online: www.newegyptspeedway.net, "Like" us on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on
Twitter @nesspeedway.

NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS - SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018

Modifieds

Heat 1 - 1. Rich Rutski 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Kevin Vaclavicek 4. Matt
Stangle 5. Bryan Kuhl 6. Rocco Infante

Heat 2 - 1. Davey Sammons 2. Brandon Grosso 3. John McClelland 4. Steve
Davis 5. Wade Hendrickson 6. TJ Lilly

Heat 3 - 1. David VanHorn 2. Danny Bouc 3. JR Fulper 4. Tim Apgar 5. Brian
Papiez 6. Billy Osmun

MODIFIEDS - 30 LAPS FEATURE

1. RICH RUTSKI 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Brandon Grosso 4. Steve Davis 5. Danny
Bouc 6. Brian Papiez 7. JR Fulper 8. David VanHorn 9. Wade Hendrickson 10.
Matt Stangle 11. Rocco Infante 12. Dakota Kessler 13. Tim Apgar 14. Kevin
Vaclavicek 15. TJ Lilly 16. Billy Osmun 17. John McClelland 18. Ryan Krachun
19. Blaine Bracelin 20. Davey Sammons 21. Bill Liedtka 22. John Pakenham 23.
Bryan Kuhl

DNS: PJ Oliver

Hammer Sportsman

Heat 1 - 1. Cale Ross 2. Will Dupree 3. Jason Kosch 4. Billy Osmun 5. Jimmy
Amato 6. David Burns 7. Marty Resnick

Heat 2 - 1. Shaun Ratchford 2. Pat Wall 3. Ryan Heim 4. Kyle Kania 5. Bob
Lineman Jr. 6. Joseph Brown 7. Tom Princiotta

HAMMER SPORTSMAN - 20 LAPS FEATURE

1. BILLY OSMUN 2. Cale Ross 3. Kyle Kania 4. Shaun Ratchford 5, Ryan Heim 6.
Bob Lineman Jr. 7. Ryan Simmons 8. Will Dupree 9. Marty Resnick 10. Joe
Nappi 11. Jimmy Amato 12. Tom Princiotta 13. Alonzo Morales 14. Bob Rambone
15. Pat Wall 16. Jason Kosch 17. Joseph Brown 18. David Burns

STREET STOCKS - 15 LAPS FEATURE

1. BILL LIEDTKA 2. Mick Search 3. Jon Meyer 4. Spider Ensinger Sr. 5. Billy
Wroble 6. Jerry Stanzione 7. Marty Derr 8. Jim Avery 9. Joe Reid 10. Darren
Cox

4-CYLINDERS - 15 LAPS FEATURE

1. JOE GAREY SR. 2. Joe Garey Jr. 3. Tom Stavola

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