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Klaasmeyer Claims Career-First in Knepper Memorial

Belleville, IL - When the dust settled, Tucker Klaasmeyer notched two career-firsts in the same night at Belle-Clair Speedway. Adding his name to the lengthy list of Knepper Memorial victors, Klaasmeyer claimed his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win and the 27th Annual Arnie Knepper Memorial.

Starting outside row two, Klaasmeyer immediately jumped into the second position behind Andrew Felker on the initial lap. In what was a marathon of cautions, Klaasmeyer eventually picked off Felker on the restart following the red flag on lap nine. Enduring pressure from teammates Logan Seavey and Ryan Robinson, Klaasmeyer felt Seavey's pressure mid-way. Challenging for the lead on 20, Seavey almost had the lead going into lap 22, only to be caught up with lap car and Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Sam Johnson, ending his bid for the lead.

In the final laps, Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Ryan Robinson closely followed Klaasmeyer as Andrew Felker applied pressure from the third position. Joe B. Miller charged from the 11th starting position to fourth, while Grady Chandler came from deep in the field at the 18th starting position to close out the top five.

"It took me way too long to get this," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "A lot of nights we came close. A lot of hard work has gone into it and to finally pull it off feels amazing. I really think a lot of it was confidence and these guys have a lot of confidence in the team and they put good racecars together so that's helped a lot."

"The track was super tricky tonight," stated Ryan Robinson. "There were holes all over the place. It was just treacherous. I tried to find my way around there, but wasn't quite as good as Tucker. But, tomorrow's a different night, a lot bigger track. Really looking forward to I-55 tomorrow."

"I got out of the car pretty full tonight; I got fed a bunch of right rears," Andrew Felker said. "We definitely weren't our best. We kind of survived. Got stuffed plenty of times and let them wreck themselves plenty of times. Overall, we'll take a third place finish for the night. To end up on the podium, that gets us good momentum and headed in the right direction."

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON,
Heat 3: 9K - KYLE SCHUETT,
Heat 4: 39BC - ZEB WISE,

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 76E - KYLE CRACKER, 00 - GRADY CHANDLER

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 3. 7F - ANDREW FELKER 4. 51B - JOE B MILLER 5. 00 - GRADY CHANDLER 6. 39BC - ZEB WISE 7. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 8. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 9. 76E - KYLE CRACKER 10. 5D - ZACH DAUM 11. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 12. 91 - TYLER NELSON 13. 28M - ACE MCCARTHY 14. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 15. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 16. 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON 17. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 18. 77 - PAYTON PIERCE 19. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 20. 16C - DAVID CAMFIELD JR 21. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 22. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT

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World of Outlaws

Contact: Anthony Corini
World of Outlaws PR
408-825-3360 | acorini@dirtcar.com

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Pittman Shrugs Off Slow Start to Year with Riverside Victory

WEST MEMPHIS, AR – April 20, 2018 – Daryn Pittman has had a slow start to the 2018 season. That all changed Friday night at Riverside International Speedway, when the Owasso, OK native picked up his 73rd career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory, moving him into 10th all-time on the Series win list. Pittman’s Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Brad Sweet came from ninth to finish second, with Paul McMahan completing the podium.

“I’m not done yet,” Pittman said after emerging from his ionomy sponsored No.9 machine in Victory Lane. “As a driver, when you start off the season like that, you can’t help but question yourself and your ability,” Pittman, who had yet to score a top-five finish before tonight’s win, added.

Sheldon Haudenschild continued his blazing start to the 2018 season, setting fast time over the 32-car field and storming from fifth to take the Craftsman Club Dash. But it was Daryn Pittman leading the opening lap, coming from third to take command of the field down the backstretch.

As Pittman quickly approached traffic on the bullring, Haudenschild was able to rimride his way to the lead on the eighth circuit. Pittman, the 2007 Outlaw winner at Riverside, committed to the bottom and took the lead back a lap later. A caution for 1981 Riverside Outlaw winner, Sammy Swindell, who was running in the top-five, halted the intense action.

Haudenschild wasn’t done yet as the young Wooster, OH native was banging down the wall trying to close in on Pittman. Unfortunately for Sheldon, he ended up on his lid in turn two on Lap 19. Sheldon would return to action with a damaged race car and limp his way to a 19th place finish.

An ((Open Red)) allowed teams to make minor adjustments and discuss their plan of action with 21 laps remaining.

“I was questioning what to do, the bottom was getting really slow in turns three and four, but my guys told me that Sheldon was banging down the wall and still couldn’t quite get by. I figured I would stick to what we were doing until someone showed me different,” Pittman said.

And that was the case as Pittman held off charges from McMahan and Sweet to win by .518 seconds. Brad Sweet was able to close in on the top off of turn four but was unable to make any ground up in one and two and ultimately settled for the runner-up position.

“The top was a little better in turn four, but I didn’t want to show Daryn my nose. We’ve had a couple of bad runs in a row, so it’s nice to get a good finish. This team deserves to be on the frontstretch,” Sweet said after exiting his NAPA Auto Parts No.49 machine.

Paul McMahan threatened for the lead multiple times in lapped traffic but came home third. “Everyone had me washed up two years ago, so to be up front and on the podium with these guys is a lot of fun,” McMahan said.

Rico Abreu was strong all night and finished fourth, his best finish of the season. David Gravel earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 21st to complete the top-five.

In no discounting fashion to the Feature, which saw action all over the track, it was the Heat Races that brought the capacity crowd to their feet. Specifically, Heat 2 that saw Arkansas native Derek Hagar charge from fifth to grab a Dash spot after spending nearly three laps three-wide with Kerry Madsen and Cale Thomas. The Dash also saw multiple laps of three-wide action. Highlights of both aforementioned qualifying events are posted on the World of Outlaws Twitter.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary season at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO before completing its triple-header weekend at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Results from Riverside International Speedway:

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$5,500]; 3. 45-Paul McMahan [7][$3,200]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [21][$2,500]; 6. 26-Joey Saldana [13][$2,300]; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [5][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [16][$2,100]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [11][$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$2,000]; 11. 9JR-Derek Hagar [8][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [17][$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [23][$1,100]; 14. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14][$1,050]; 15. 83-Cory Eliason [22][$1,000]; 16. 2-Shane Stewart [18][$900]; 17. 19-Brent Marks [25][$]; 18. 21-Carson Short [15][$800]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$800]; 20. 40-Howard Moore [19][$800]; 21. 91-Cale Thomas [10][$800]; 22. 18-Ian Madsen [24][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$800]; 24. 3-Sammy Swindell [2][$800]; 25. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth [20][$800]
Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-7, 9-40; Sheldon Haudenschild 8;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel[+16]

Qualifying: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.746; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.838; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.016; 4. 45-Paul McMahan, 12.033; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.147; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.199; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.208; 8. 3-Sammy Swindell, 12.21; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.21; 10. 5-David Gravel, 12.212; 11. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.22; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.271; 13. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.274; 14. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.278; 15. 21-Carson Short, 12.31; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.364; 17. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.373; 18. 9JR-Derek Hagar, 12.439; 19. 40-Howard Moore, 12.502; 20. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.534; 21. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.558; 22. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.577; 23. 19-Brent Marks, 12.612; 24. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth, 12.628; 25. 47-Dale Howard, 12.635; 26. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.725; 27. O-Andy McElhannon, 12.738; 28. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.812; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.997; 30. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.082; 31. 84-Brandon Hanks, 13.224; 32. 10P-Jim Perricone, 13.806

Heat #1 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 47-Dale Howard [7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]

Heat #2 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar [5]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [4]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 6. OO-Dane Lorenc [8]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]; 8. 5-David Gravel [3]

Heat #3 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 4. 21-Carson Short [4]; 5. 40-Howard Moore [5]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 7. O-Andy McElhannon [7]; 8. 84-Brandon Hanks [8]

Heat #4 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 3-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 45-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 5. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth [6]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 8. 10P-Jim Perricone [8]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps): 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 2. 3-Sammy Swindell [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 7. 45-Paul McMahan [7]; 8. 9JR-Derek Hagar [3]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [1][-]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [3][-]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][-]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [2][-]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [4][$300]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [9][$250]; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks [11][$225]; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc [10][$200]; 9. 10P-Jim Perricone [12][$200]; 10. 47-Dale Howard [5][$200]; 11. 13-Clyde Knipp [6][$200]; 12. O-Andy McElhannon [7][$200]

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Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915

The Wild Child wins an All Star thriller at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (April 20, 2018) - The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild certainly lived up to his nickname on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park, and at 60 years of age, the Wooster, Ohio, native is still padding a racing resume that now includes 31 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories.

Despite starting from the pole position, Haudenschild's path to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane during the Core & Main Spring Nationals presented by Fisher Performance did not come effortless, ultimately surviving multiple challenges during a mid-race battle with Lemoore, California's Carson Macedo, and a late-race surge by second generation racer, Lee Jacobs, to claim his first victory of the season.

“This feels really good. The car was great all night,” Haudenschild explained, pilot of the Haudenschild Racing/Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/No. 3. “That was a lot of fun. I had an opportunity to watch Carson (Macedo) race when he was younger out in California. He is a talented racer and he is going to win a lot of races.”

By the time the final checkers flew, Haudenschild gained the top spot, or lost the top spot, on five occasions, most of which occurring during a near-20 lap battle with Macedo. Interestingly enough, it was not the famous “haud line” around the outer edge of the speedway that gave Haudenschild the winning edge, it was the bottom.

Right from the drop of the green flag, Haudenschild was strong, eventually leading the first 16 circuits undisrupted. It was not long before Macedo came into the picture, utilizing his second row starting position to keep a close eye on Haudenschild. Macedo drove around Haudenschild on lap 17, but just two circuits later, Haudenschild propelled himself back to the lead, squeezing underneath Macedo at the exit of turn four on lap 19.

Despite Haudenschild's attempt to run away from his fellow front-runners in lapped traffic, Macedo stayed glued to the Hall of Famer's back bumper, soon joined by Holmesville, Ohio's Lee Jacobs. Macedo regained the lead from Haudenschild to officially control lap 23, but the lead swapping did not stop there. Haudenschild reeled Macedo back in, eventually executing a perfect slider between turns one and two to lead lap 32.

Unfortunately for Macedo, his battle with Haudenschild would come to an end on lap 35, coasting to a stop on the edge of the speedway due to a flat rear tire.

Forced to survive a last-ditch effort by Lee Jacobs, the “Wild Child” held strong, winning a drag race to the finish by .144 seconds over Jacobs, Craig Mintz, Max Stambaugh, and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah.

Haudenschild's triumph at the Attica highbanks was a first-ever accomplishment during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition, now earning All Star victories at 19 different facilities.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their two-day sweep through the Buckeye State with a visit to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, April 21. Like Attica's Core & Main Spring Nationals, the All Star visit to “Orrville's Historic Oval,” the first of four visits in 2018, will award a $5,000 top prize.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will swing open pits gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 6 p.m., followed by racing at 7 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Attica Raceway Park - Friday, April 20, 2018:
Core & Main Spring Nationals
EMi Driver's Meeting: 48 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Spencer Bayston - 12.653 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Spencer Bayston - 12.525 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Caleb Helms
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jac Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brian Lay
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
Ford Performance Heat #5: Duane Zablocki
Elliott's Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: T.J. Michael
JE Pistons Dash #1: Jac Haudenschild
Wix Filters Dash #2: Max Stambaugh
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Travis Philo
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Jac Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cale Conley (+9)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)


Group (A)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.717; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.721; 3. 97-Broc Martin, 12.853; 4. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.906; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.962; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.23; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.247; 8. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.465; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson, 13.571; 10. 23-Chase Baker, 13.79

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.555; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.559; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.749; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.9; 5. 4L-Cap Henry, 13.003; 6. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.01; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.046; 8. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.195; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.589; 10. 27B-Boston Mead, 13.898

Group ( C )
1. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 12.722; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.836; 3. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.994; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.031; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.059; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.2472; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.25; 8. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 14.445; 9. 11-Max McGhee, 99; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., NT

Group (D)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.525; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.793; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.924; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.018; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti, 13.176; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.218; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.255; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.284; 9. 17H-Jared Horstman, 13.397

Group (E)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.667; 2. 13-Bryan Sebetto, 12.965; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.052; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.191; 5. 23X-DJ Foos, 13.267; 6. 51-John Garvin, 13.466; 7. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.669; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.765; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.799

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 3. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 9. 23-Chase Baker [10]; 10. 7J-Joe Swanson [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 6. 16-Chris Andrews [8]; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger [7]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [9]; 9. 27B-Boston Mead [10]; 10. 4L-Cap Henry [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 45L-Brian Lay [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton [1]; 4. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn [7]; 8. 11-Max McGhee [9]; 9. 20I-Kesley Ivy [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 7. 17H-Jared Horstman [9]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 9. 9M-Jordan Ryan [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 13-Bryan Sebetto [3]; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 5. 23X-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [6]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. 5X-Justin Peck [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 2. 5X-Justin Peck [7]; 3. 27B-Boston Mead [9]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [4]; 5. 11-Max McGhee [5]; 6. 23-Chase Baker [8]; 7. 20I-Kesley Ivy [10]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [3]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [2]; 10. 7J-Joe Swanson [11]; 11. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [3]; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti [4]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [8]; 6. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 7. 51-John Garvin [11]; 8. 17H-Jared Horstman [14]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [17]; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn [13]; 11. 5X-Justin Peck [18]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 13. 45-Trevor Baker [15]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [10]; 15. 8J-Jess Stiger [12]; 16. 23X-DJ Foos [6]; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 18. 95-Hunter Mackison [16]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [6]; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [12]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 8. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 9. 70-Dave Blaney [10]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 11. 97-Broc Martin [14]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [5]; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs [19]; 14. 13-Bryan Sebetto [15]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [24]; 16. 49X-Tim Shaffer [17]; 17. 5R-Byron Reed [21]; 18. 5T-Travis Philo [20]; 19. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [18]; 20. 98-Carl Bowser [23]; 21. 51-John Garvin [25]; 22. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 23. 7-Shawn Valenti [22]; 24. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [11]; 25. 22B-Ryan Broughton [16]; 26. 16-Chris Andrews [26]
Lap Leaders: Jac Haudenschild (1-16), Carson Macedo (17-18), Jac Haudenschild (19-22), Carson Macedo (23-31), Jac Haudenschild (32-40)

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
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. 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. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit www.mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Wayne Johnson Masters ASCS Red River At Creek County Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (April 20, 2018)... Picking up Friday's $2,000 top prize, Oklahoma City's Wayne Johnson was superb in slower traffic at Creek County Speedway with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products.

Johnson's fifth career victory with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products, the Outlaw Wings No. 2c took the green from the fifth starting spot. Rolling runner-up on Lap 14 after a multi-lap battle with Sean McClelland, traffic brought race-long leader, Matt Covington, into view.

Maneuvering through the low line into turn-one on Lap 17, Johnson pulled even with Covington but was denied the position. Swinging momentum through turns three and four, Wayne stuck to the top through the first and second turns to take the top spot away from the A-Rock Materials No. 95.

Wayne Johnson Masters ASCS Red River At Creek County Speedway (ASCS Photo)

Slowed working Lap 19, the restart rolled to the last fully completed lap with Johnson pulling away in clean air for the win. Matt Covington held on for second with Sean McClelland holding off the ferocious charge of Kyle Bell and Joe Wood, Jr.

Seth Bergman crossed sixth with Kyle Clark moving to seventh from 14th. Following from 15th, Blake Hahn took eighth with Andrew Deal ninth from 18th. Making his first start behind the wheel of an ASCS machine, Cannon McIntosh came through the B-Feature to finish 10th.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products rolls again on May 4 at Heartland Park Topeka and May 5 at Lucas Oil Speedway with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up the over 150 across the ASCS Nation in 2018, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
ASCS Red River Region
Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, Okla.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Car Count: 28

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 53-Brett Wilson, [3]; 2. 79-Tim Kent, [1]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [7]; 4. 7M-Chance Morton, [5]; 5. 20G-Jake Greider, [2]; 6. 90-Lance Norick, [4]; 7. 26M-Fred Mattox, [6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Sean McClelland, [1]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [6]; 3. 94L-Layne Himebaugh, [2]; 4. 9$-Kyle Clark, [4]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 6. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [5]; (DNS) 5M-Charles McManus,

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11G-Mike Goodman, [1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, [3]; 3. 2-Mickey Walker, [2]; 4. 2X-Michael Day, [4]; 5. 15D-Andrew Deal, [6]; 6. 13W-Grant Wresche, [7]; 7. 2K-Kenneth Walker, [5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 03-Joe Wood Jr, [2]; 2. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [4]; 3. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 4. 8M-Kade Morton, [3]; 5. 48-Bryan Davidson, [6]; 6. 10-Kevin Brewer, [1]; (DNS) 54-Will Scribner,

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [6]; 2. 2X-Michael Day, [1]; 3. 8M-Kade Morton, [2]; 4. 15D-Andrew Deal, [3]; 5. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [8]; 6. 20G-Jake Greider, [7]; 7. 13W-Grant Wresche, [5]; 8. 90-Lance Norick, [10]; 9. 26M-Fred Mattox, [11]; 10. 10-Kevin Brewer, [9]; 11. 2K-Kenneth Walker, [12]; 12. 48-Bryan Davidson, [4]; 13. 5M-Charles McManus, [13]; 14. 54-Will Scribner, [14]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [5]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 3. 22-Sean McClelland, [1]; 4. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [6]; 5. 03-Joe Wood Jr, [4]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman, [3]; 7. 9$-Kyle Clark, [14]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn, [15]; 9. 15D-Andrew Deal, [18]; 10. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [19]; 11. 2X-Michael Day, [16]; 12. 8-Alex Sewell, [9]; 13. 20G-Jake Greider, [20]; 14. 53-Brett Wilson, [7]; 15. 8M-Kade Morton, [17]; 16. 11G-Mike Goodman, [8]; 17. 79-Tim Kent, [10]; 18. 94L-Layne Himebaugh, [11]; 19. 7M-Chance Morton, [13]; 20. 2-Mickey Walker, [12]



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Accord, NY- "Prime Time" Scott Ferrier Sizzles To A Frigid Opening Night Accord Speedway Modified Win
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The Catskills Mountains of New York State sprung back to life Friday evening as the the high pitched sounds of race cars and the mighty cheering from a grandstand full of happy fans opened up the Accord Speedway for the 2018 racing season. Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer ushered in the long-awaited season opener at their pristine racing facility located in the area once known as the "Borscht Belt." The speedway opened last evening to a great cast of familiar and new driving stars and they offered high speed action with daredevil skills on a race track like no other found on the entire East Coast today. The great opening night crowd witnessed six race divisions on a day that found the weather somewhat warm in the afternoon and quickly going frigid as the evening progressed. The racing action was sponsored by Fast Signs of Kingston, New York: www.fastsigns.com

Capturing the exciting opening night wins at the speedway were "Prime Time" Scott Ferrier in the Insinger Fuels Modifieds, "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner in the Arkel Motors Sportsman, Emerson Cargain Jr in the Upstate Auto Pure Stocks, Bobby Tersillo in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars, Kenny Ryder in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman and Jeff DeGroat in the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders.

Joey Grammes and Danny Creeden brought the 23-car starting field to the green flag for the start of the 30-lap Modified headliner. Creeden wasted no time in blasting to the front of the pack with Joey Grammes and Scott Ferrier in hot pursuit. A restart found Scott Ferrier blasting off of the top of the raceway like a man possessed as he quickly scampered away from the field. With Ferrier putting on a clinic, the racing action was hot and heavy behind him as the quality field of talent jockeyed for their own slice of real estate. Anthony Perrego moved through the pack in a challenging position only to find his hot rod catch on fire and he quickly shut down the racer.

On the restart, Ferrier once again showed his tail pipes to the rest of the field only to seemingly slow a bit during the final ten laps allowing Creeden, Rich Ricci Jr, Jerry Higbie and Mike Ricci to close the distance but would cross the finish line in that order. Local ace "Little Richard" Smith was sixth from 15th, and the remainder of the top ten included Jimmy Wells, invader Andy Bachetti, reigning champion Danny Tyler and Brian Malcolm.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman feature headliner found a very quick Tony Kowalchuk establishing the point for the first 13-laps. A restart brought the field together and on the restart Kyle Rohner drove by Kowalchuk from the top of the raceway. A lap-20 caution placed Kowalchuk back to the front as officials decided Rohner had jumped the prior start. On the ensuing restart, Rohner went to work and grabbed the lead as the two combatants hit turn three. Rohner led the remainder of the way to grab the win with Kowalchuk in the runner-up role. Leo Fotopolous was third in a great run with Tyler Johnston and Hunter Lapp completing the top five as the pair battled throughout the event. Daniel Morgiewicz headed up the second five with Mike Senecal, Kevin Stevens, Cole Hentschel and Nick Plumstead completing the top ten.

Emerson Cargain Jr led all laps to triumph in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature race. While Sleight led all of the laps, Steve Williams kept it interesting throughout the event as he challenged for most of the event along with former track champion Bob Sleight. Williams was the runner-up with Sleight third, Livy Johnson fourth and John Hechinger fifth.

The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars found Bobby Tersillo leading all of the way to capture the win. Newcomer Mick D'Agostino pushed Tersillo the entire distance but couldn't find the sweet spot of the raceway to get by.
Keystone State star Heidi Hedin finished third while another newcomer Dan Malley was fourth.

The WRWD Rookie Sportsman field was a good one and even though the attrition rate was a bit high at the opening night event, there is a good deal of talented future stars within the group. The night belonged Kenny Ryder as he led all laps to capture his first ever win at Accord. Travis Green was in for the runner-up slot while Samantha Muller was third in her debut into the full size car ranks. John Brown and Fred Smith completed the top five. Erin Paulison, Michael Corbin, Joseph Coppola, Cole Stangle and Brian Durbin completed the top ten.

A familiar face graced victory lane in the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinder initial showdown. Jeff DeGroat, a mainstay in the Enduro ranks, led from start to finish in his rice rocket with another four cylinder veteran Jerry Kingeter slipping past Dave Donovan for runner-up honors. Donovan, Ryan Heady and Jesse Torrens completed the top five. Brandon Conklin, Gary Quick, Ken Barringer, Sean Quinn and Wikkie DeGraw completed the top ten.


Heat winners for the opening night event included Tony Kowlachuk, Hunter Lapp and Leo Fotopolous in the Sportsman division. Pure Stock heats were won by Emerson Cargain Jr and Steve Williams. Three heats were needed to set the field for the Modified division with Joey Grammes, Danny Creeden and Jerry Higbie claiming wins while the consolation win went to Brian Malcolm. Mick D'Agostino captured the lone heat in sprint car action. Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by Cole Stangle and Samantha Muller. Fireball Heats were claimed by Jeff DeGroat and Dave Donovan.

The start of the event was delayed for a few minutes to allow the crowd a chance to find their way to their seats in a solid opening night event for the speedway and the Palmer Family. The Palmer Family is celebrating their eighteenth anniversary as the owners and promoters of the Accord facility.

The Accord concession stands were at full tilt as the hardworking staff busted their humps to cover the hungry racing crowd that came out to support the speedway.

The speedway itself was in spectacular condition as Promoter Gary Palmer spent the entire week in working his magic on the multi-channeled raceway that saw three and four wide action throughout the evening of events. All of the drivers offered their praises for the well groomed facility.

Many new cars and paint schemes were the order of the day for the pit area that bustled all evening long. "Jammin" Jimmy Wells opened his season sporting new sponsorship from Upstate Auto and celebrating a birthday. Joey Grammes, Butch Getz and Tyler Boniface were new additions to the Modified field. D'Agostino, Dan Malley, Jordan Lawrence and Mark Connoly were new faces for the sprint division.

The new Town Supervisor in Rochester Mike Baden was on hand for the action, interviewed with Steve Pados and truly enjoyed his night at the speedway. Uncle Mike Hansen from WRWD Radio was on hand and had the decked out WRWD Truck taking a few laps. The Upstate Auto pace truck had Randy Filipowski at the controls

Ronda and Gary Phillips, who play such an important part in the success of the Dirt Track Heroes Show, came up from Phillipsburg, New Jersey to cheer on their favorite driver Kyle Rohner.

A moment of silence was held for Former first lady Barbara Bush as well as former Accord and Olive Bridge racer Barry Dolan


Insinger Fuels Modifieds: Scott Ferrier, Danny Creeden, Rich Ricci Jr, Jerry Higbie, Mike Ricci, Richard Smith, Jimmy Wells, Andy Bachetti, Danny Tyler, Brian Malcolm, Ray See Jr, Tyler Boniface, Joe Judge, Brad Rothaupt, Kenny Ferrier, Ed Dachenhausen, Rich Ricci III, Butch Getz, Richie Eurich, Anthony Perrego, Joey Grammes, Kyle VanDuser, Tommy Johnson, Eddie Burgess, Alissa Cody, Brian Krummel

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Kyle Rohner, Tony Kowalchuk, Leo Fotopolous, Tyler Johnston, Hunter Lapp, Daniel Morgiewicz, Mike Senecal, Kevin Stevens, Cole Hentschel, Nick Plumstead, Harry Baldwin, Ryan McCartney, Chris VanDuser, Alex VanPelt, Jimmy Devitt, Robbie Knipe, Shane Henion, Anthony Recchio, RJ Smith, Matt Shultz

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Bob Tersillo, Mick D'Agostino, Heidi Hedin, Dan Malley, Mark Connoly, Jordan Lawrence, Andrew Davis

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Emerson Cargain, Steve Williams, Bob Sleight, Livy Johnson, John Hechinger, Ray Tarantino

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Kenny Ryder, Travis Green, Samantha Muller, John Brown, Fred Smith, Erin Paulison, Michael Corbin, Joseph Coppola, Cole Stangle, Brian Durbin, Charles Loiodice, Kyle Schwartz, Amanda Carson, Jeff Higham, Jared Miller

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinders: Jeff DeGroat, Jerry Kingeter, Dave Donovan, Ryan Heady, Jesse Torrens, Brandon Conklin, Gary Quick, Ken Barringer, Sean Quinn, Wikkie DeGraw, Nicole Nelson, Anthony Tarantino, Samantha Torres, Marisol Torrens, George Barringer, Mike Travis

Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note of the starting time: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps begin at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors (65+) $12.00; Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Accord Bucks for $44.00 (a savings of $10.00)

Special event shows do have an increase in admission.

April 27th has all regular divisions at the speedway in action. Mombaccus Excavating and Stone is the headline sponsor for the evening of speed.

For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
At the Accord Speedway............................................


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