Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
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FREMONT, Ohio – Donny Schatz has had a career season. So much so that new rules are coming out for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series involving shock packages that may be directed at the STP/Tony Stewart Racing team…at least he feels that way in a tongue-in-cheek manner. But that didn’t slow the five time series champion down at all at Fremont Speedway Saturday.
Schatz, who had to qualify for the 40-lap A-main by winning the Last Chance Showdown, took the lead with a phenomenal move with five laps to go to, and drove to his 26th series win of 2014. It was the third time this season Schatz won a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event having not run in the dash.
Schatz, of Fargo, N.D., won for the second consecutive year at Fremont, but he had to survive a green, white, checkered finish to accomplish the feat.
“It was a great race. I can hear a new rule coming…you won’t be able to win if you run a B-main. Great effort by this team. You’re going to have nights like this. In the heat race we just seemed to get caught up behind the guys on the front row and made some bad laps and got us behind. We had to run the B-main and came back. Phenomenal job…these guys have worked hard on this race car. Hats off to the STP team,” said Schatz beside his STP/Tony Stewart Racing/AmorAll/Crimsafe/Chevy Performance backed #15.
“The race track was tricky. I just couldn’t figure out how to get my car to roll in the right spot until later in the race. I kept getting so tight on entry I just couldn’t get the right spot on exit. It took me that long to figure out how to do it…I was lucky I was able to stay in a good spot and stay with them and had some lapped traffic to get to those guys. You have to move around on the race track. You can work on these cars all you want but you have to run the pedal…you have to move the wing and do a lot of things. Hats off to a great race team and their ability to get it close for me,” added Schatz.
Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Steward would lead 34 laps of the feature and would have to settle for second.
“I got to a group of cars there and I wasn’t sure where to race. I knew my times had slowed down a lot. That team…Donny and Ricky (Warner, crew chief) and all those guys..they’ve mastered this type of race track. It’s made everybody in the pit area work hard to try to beat them. We’re getting there…we’re getting better on slick race tracks. I have to thank Matt at FK shocks and Steve and Andrew and Bob have worked extremely hard all year long. For a first year team we’ve had a pretty solid season. To come out here and compete on a track like this where I struggled earlier this year during Ohio Speedweek says a lot for my team,” said Stewart beside his Go Pro/Larson-Marks Racing backed machine.
“I didn’t have anything for Donnie on the last restart. I don’t know if I sealed a tire up or what. We’ll mark this down in the book as a lesson learned. Hopefully when we come back and we get this scenario again we’ll do better,” said Steward.
Fremont regular Chris Andrews, who passed 20 time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser to win the dash to start on the pole of the feature, would actually lead a lap of the feature and would come home third.
“We’ll take this..I thought we could pass Shane for the win and here comes the computer Donny Schatz to pass everybody. Our guys here are pretty tough. These Outlaw guys have had to learn to peddle a car a little bit…this isn’t a half mile locked down race track. It’s still pretty tough to race with them,” said Andrews beside his Burmeister Racing/Lucas Oil/Kistler Racing Products backed machine.
Andrews, who passed Steve Kinser late in the dash to claim the pole starting spot in the feature, and Stewart would pace the field to the green for the 40-lap feature. Stewart would gain the advantage over Andrews, fast qualifier Cole Duncan, Kinser and Brad Sweet.
The first caution would fly on lap three when Cody Darrah and Craig Mintz would tangle. The restart order was Stewart, Andrews, Duncan, Kinser, five time Fremont champion Byron Reed, Jason Sides, Schatz, who started 11th, and Gary Taylor. Andrews would actually edge Stewart on the restart to lead lap four, but once the laps started to tick off Stewart pulled away slightly.
By lap 10 the leaders were racing into heavy lapped traffic but Steward worked his way through with Andrews staying within striking distance. By lap 12 Schatz had moved into fifth and took third with a great move on lap 17.
At the half way mark Stewart continued to lead Andrews, Schatz, Reed, Sides, Duncan, Sweet, Daryn Pittman and Greg Wilson. Steward would methodically work through traffic and pulled away from Andrews by lap 25. But, heavy lapped traffic would draw the top three close by lap 28. With 10 laps to go the huge crowd could see Schatz was coming.
As Stewart led with eight laps to go, Schatz was on Andrews’ rear bumper with Side, Reed and Duncan in pursuit. Schatz would dive low in turn three coming to the five to go signal and drive now only around Andrews but Steward and a lapped car as well to take the lead.
The caution would fly on lap 38 for a Kerry Madsen spin, setting up an exciting ending. The restart order was Schatz, Steward, Andrews, Sides, Duncan, Reed, Sweet and Wilson.
Schatz would drive away for the win over Steward, Andrews, Sides and Duncan rounding out the top five.
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Fremont Speedway - 10/18/2014
World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars
Sprints (45 Cars)
1. 49X-Cole Duncan, 12.744; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.795; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.874; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.877; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.880; 6. 16A-Chris Andrews, 12.918; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.920; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.932; 9. 83-Bryan Clauson, 12.999; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.051; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.088; 12. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.130; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.134; 14. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.151; 15. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.193; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.205; 17. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.224; 18. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.270; 19. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.294; 20. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.319; 21. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr, 13.327; 22. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.345; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.368; 24. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.375; 25. 21-D.J. Foos, 13.383; 26. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.487; 27. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.490; 28. 9J-Dean Jacobs, 13.507; 29. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.529; 30. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.532; 31. 27-Chad Kemenah, 13.537; 32. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.541; 33. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.565; 34. 16X-Ryan Ruhl, 13.568; 35. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.575; 36. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.612; 37. 29F-Bryan Sebetto, 13.630; 38. 16-Jac Haudenschild, 13.697; 39. 22-Ryan Broughton, 13.750; 40. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.768; 41. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.804; 42. 97-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.985; 43. 60-Jody Keegan, 14.064; 44. O7X-Dain Naida, 14.478; 45. 1A-Jacob Allen, nt
Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 7S-Jason Sides ; 2. 16A-Chris Andrews ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 4. 49X-Cole Duncan ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz ; 6. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr ; 7. 27-Chad Kemenah ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart
Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 11-Steve Kinser ; 2. 4-Cody Darrah ; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith ; 4. 51-Paul McMahan ; 5. 15-Donny Schatz ; 6. 83M-Broc Martin ; 7. 29F-Bryan Sebetto ; 8. 97-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 9. 19-Paige Polyak
Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 1ST-Gary Taylor ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer ; 6. 16-Jac Haudenschild ; 7. 9J-Dean Jacobs ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo
Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 5R-Byron Reed ; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana ; 3. 2-Shane Stewart ; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney ; 5. 83-Bryan Clauson ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay ; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl ; 8. 22-Ryan Broughton ; 9. O7X-Dain Naida
Heat 5 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 49-Brad Sweet ; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver ; 6. 21-D.J. Foos ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael ; 8. 18-Ian Madsen ; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen
Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature
1. 16A-Chris Andrews ; 2. 2-Shane Stewart ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser ; 4. 49X-Cole Duncan ; 5. 49-Brad Sweet ; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney ; 7. 7S-Jason Sides ; 8. 5R-Byron Reed ; 9. 1ST-Gary Taylor ; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen
C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)
1. 29F-Bryan Sebetto [-]; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [-]; 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart [$125]; 4. 22-Ryan Broughton [$125]; 5. 97-Sheldon Haudenschild [$125]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [$100]; 7. 16-Jac Haudenschild [$100]; 8. 60-Jody Keegan [$100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [$100]; 10. O7X-Dain Naida [$100]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [$100]
B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 15-Donny Schatz [-]; 2. 83-Bryan Clauson [-]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer [-]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz [-]; 5. 21-D.J. Foos [$200]; 6. 9J-Dean Jacobs [$180]; 7. 27-Chad Kemenah [$175]; 8. 29F-Bryan Sebetto [$160]; 9. 45L-Brian Lay [$150]; 10. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr [$150]; 11. 59-Danny Holtgraver [$150]; 12. 83M-Broc Martin [$150]; 13. 16X-Ryan Ruhl [$150]; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [$150]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo [$150]; 16. 19-Paige Polyak [$150]
A-Main - (40 Laps)
1. 15-Donny Schatz[$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart[$5,500]; 3. 16A-Chris Andrews[$3,200]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides[$2,800]; 5. 49X-Cole Duncan[$2,500]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[$2,300]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet[$2,100]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman[$2,050]; 10. 14K-Dale Blaney[$2,000]; 11. 9X-Rob Chaney[$1,500]; 12. 11-Steve Kinser[$1,200]; 13. 1ST-Gary Taylor[$1,100]; 14. 51-Paul McMahan[$1,050]; 15. 83-Bryan Clauson[$1,000]; 16. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[$900]; 17. 21-D.J. Foos[$]; 18. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[$800]; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker[$800]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser[$800]; 21. 4-Cody Darrah[$800]; 22. 45L-Brian Lay[$]; 23. 29-Kerry Madsen[$800]; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer[$800]; 25. 71M-Joey Saldana[$800]; 26. O9-Craig Mintz[$800]
KSE Hard Charger Award: 14K-Dale Blaney[+13]
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WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ- Brian Sullivan swept both Champ Kart features and Louie Keraitis took home top honors in the Microstock event at Wall Stadium Sunday in the second annual War at the Shore sponsored by Hamer heating.
Connecticut’s Brian Sullivan’s day got off to a rough start when his truck got two flat tires on the way to the track but ended in triumph for him and his brother. The Flathead Champ Kart feature began with Joe Pignataro in the early lead and Justin Gumley close behind him in second. Gumley spent several laps looking inside of Pignataro for a chance to make the move for the lead. Behind them B. Sullivan was moving closer to the leaders and took third place from Louie Keratis on lap eight. On lap 17 Gumley got inside of Pigataro and the two began racing door to door for the lead. In turn three B. Sullivan moved inside both of them to take the lead. At the same time the caution came out for a spun car and he had to give the lead back. On the restart Sullivan moved inside Pignataro to take the lead. His brother Tim Sullivan followed him thru to take second place. On the final lap two separate multicar wrecks occurred as B. Sullivan crossed the finish line to take the win. Early race leader Pignataro was one of the ones caught up in the last lap crash while fighting for fifth position.
Many of the drivers from the Flathead race also raced in the Animal Champ Kart race. Brian Sullivan wasted no time charging to the lead and was never strongly challenged. The main battles for position occurred mid-pack. Brian Sullivan went on to complete the Champ Kart sweep winning $1000 in each feature. He brother also finished second in both features.
When asked how he planned to spend his winnings, he said “I’m going to fix my truck.”
On the way down to Wall Stadium from his hometown of South Windsor Connecticut, his vehicle made contact with a shredded tire on the highway. This caused two of the tires on his truck to go flat and caused damage to his trailer’s axel as well. While his truck was towed home and a second truck was making his way back to their ailing trailer, the Sullivan brothers worked at repairing their trailer axel enough to get to Wall Stadium. They arrived three hours later than they planned and missed most of practice. B. Sullivcan said “ Yeah the day got off to a rough start but I had fun. The car handled great today.”
In the Microstock feature Louie Keratis took the lead. Behind him Tom Ervin and Andrew Shuster waged a very exciting battle for second place. The two traded second third positions several times during each lap. This went on until lap six when Shuster took the second place for good. Shuster was unable to close the gap on Keratis, who sailed on to victory and a $200 prize.
Microstock- Louie Keraitis, Andrew Shuster, Tom Ervin, Harry Burd, Tom Arntz, George Bark,Chris Gall, Mike Fox Jr
Flathead Champ Karts-Brian Sullivan, Tim Sullivan, Brandon Tiezzi, Justin Gumley, Justin Gumley, Louie Keraitis, Richie Bryne, Joe Bodenschatz, Eric Bodenschatz, Nick Hadden, Chris Gall, Kerry Irwin, Brad Hinkleman, Kevin Cockerham, Alex Colasanto, Jimmy Wolcott, Dalton Rovira, Jordan Modiano, Tony Colandro, Joe Pignataro, Jarrett Digiantomasso, Neil Rutt lll, Jessica Little, Lisa Nalbach, Tim Gregory
Animal Champ Karts- Brian Sullivan, Tim Sullivan, Justin Gumley, Tony Colandro, Brandon Tierzi, Dalton Rovira, Jordan Modiano, Nick Hadden, Jarrett Digiantomasso, Alex Colasanto, Lisa Nalbach, Jimmy Wolcott
Port Royal, Pa. – Jeff Geiges of Hamilton, New Jersey, bested a 48-car field of RaceSaver 305 sprints to pick up the $1,000 victory in Saturday’s third annual Keystone RaceSaver Blue Collar Classic at Port Royal Speedway.
Tyler Bear of Elliottsburg, who entered the night tied with Jeff Miller Jr. for the point lead in the track 305 sprint series, started second and led the first lap of the Blue Collar Classic for the 305 sprints over fourth starter Adam Carberry of Bensalem. A slowing car on the frontstretch brought out the caution flag just as the first lap was put in the books. .
Carberry stayed right with Bear following the restart but as the laps started to click off, Bear began to pull away. A lap six caution flag brought Carberry back to Bear’s bumper.
Sixth starter Jeff Geiges powered under Carberry to take second on the restart. Logan Wagner –a 410 sprint car regular this season – passed Carberry for third as well during a rare 305 sprint start since moving out of the ranks for the bigger 410 sprint cars. .
The caution flag flew on lap 12 for a two-car crash in turn four, placing Geiges right on leader Bear’s bumper for the new green.
Geiges got a good restart and drove under Bear in bold style for the lead entering turn one . Wagner followed him by and into second but once in front, Geiges began to build a big lead.
After starting 14th in the field with his 2014 title hopes handing by a thread as Bear began at the front of the event, Jeff Miller Jr. raced into the top five with 10 laps to go as Geiges was in command of the field.
As Geiges raced under the white flag, the caution flag flew when defending Blue Collar Classic champion Jake Waters slowed to a stop entering the third turn.
On the restart, Geiges went low and Wagner went high in turn one, but then the red flag flew for a hard frontstretch crash involving Eric Parker and Roger Irvine. Both men were transported to a local hospital for evaluation.
Wagner put the pressure on Geiges on the final lap, but the New Jersey driver would hold on for the $1,000 win.
“I can’t believe it; this is huge,” said Geiges.
“To come out to central Pennsylvania and to be able to compete and beat these guys; this is legendary country. We had some problems Friday night, but we fixed it. Today, everything went perfect. My crew worked their butts off this weekend to get it faster and faster. The set-up was right, the motor was just struggling. I tried to be as smooth as I could. I’m going to relish this. It’s awesome.”
Wagner settled for second.
“There’s a lot of tough guys here tonight,” said Wagner. “My car came in a little bit too late. I’ve got to thank Rod Ort for letting me run this deal.”
Miller Jr. put on a terrific drive on the final lap after restarting two spots back of Bear to get by Carberry for fourth and then to nip Bear at the line for third, thus giving himself the 2014 track crown by the narrowest of margins, just five points and .17 seconds.
“I was a little scared starting 14th, but I knew we had a good car,” said Miller.
“Last night didn’t go the way I wanted it to, but we worked all night and got it done. This thing came on at the end. This is all I ever wanted to do was win a championship in a sprint car especially at Port Royal Speedway.”
Bear and Tyler Reeser completed the top five. Carberry, Shawn Kirkpatrick, Ken Duke Jr., Jordan Thomas and Cliff Brian rounded out the top 10.
Heat races for the 48-car field of 305 sprint cars were won by Anthony Fiore, Bear, Carberry, Geiges, Ryan Stillwaggon and Kirkpatrick. Colby Dice and Brian won the consolations.
Derrick Bowersox of Milton won the non-qualifiers Founder’s Cup race for the 305’s and is a guaranteed starter for next year’s event Classic a main. Cale Reigle, Reed Thompson, Erin Statler and Scott Ellerman were in the top five
Feature Finish 10/11/14
305 sprints, 20 laps,: 1. Jeff Geiges, 2. Logan Wagner, 3, Jeff Miller Jr., 4. Tyler Bear, 5. Tyler Reaser, 6. Adam Carberry, 7. Shawn Kirkpatrick, 8. Ken Duke, 9. Jordan Thomas, 10. Cliff Brian, 11. Colby Dice, 12. Ed Newhauser, 13. Justin Hoffman, 14. Mike Wagner II., 15. Lance Newlin, 16. Jon Haegele, 17. Eric Parker, 18. Roger Irvine, 19. Jake Water, 20. Anthony Fiore, 21. Karl Freyer, 22. Mark Watkins, 23. Jim Kennedy, 24. Mike Shuckers, 25. Ryan Stillwaggon
DNQ: Derrick Bowersox, Cale Reigle, Reed Thompson, Erin Statler, Scott Ellerman, Scott Frack, Mike Alleman, Todd Lynn, Paul Snyder, Dave Guss Jr., Jef Vansteenburg, Daren Pifer, Kyle Lloyd, Ryan Lynn, Mike Esposito, Terry Schaeffer, John Bordlemay, Mike Kiser, Nathan Gramley, Brian Sweitzer, Joe Zap, Brad Franks, Matt Heimbach
Syracuse, New York…….Kody Swanson finished off a magical 2014 Silver Crown Series championship for he and DePalma Motorsports on Saturday in the “Salt City 78” on the New York State Fairgrounds mile. The Kingsburg, California driver was dominant all year, notching five wins in ten races to claim his first USAC National title.
“I can’t really believe this is how it’s all worked out. That’s what this is all about. To be able to go five-for-ten in Silver Crown and winning the championship is so special. They (DePalma Motorsports) hadn’t won a race in the series before this year, and they knew we had to find a way to make me better on dirt. They did everything they could do to make us better to compete for the championship, and it’s amazing to see a group that is such an epitome of “team.” These are great people, and we have a lot of fun racing together,” Swanson said of his team led by owner Tony DePalma and crew chief Bob Hampshire.
Swanson, who has been a series mainstay since 2009, put into words his pursuit of the series crown over the past six season, saying, “I’ve been trying for this for so long – I was a rookie in 2009 and had a shot at it a few different times. I lost a year to injury and then lost my full-time ride, so last year I got to drive for Ricky Nix and Eddie Sachs on dirt, and the DePalmas on pavement. I’m so grateful to all of them for keeping me on track last year, having a lot of fun, and putting me in position to have a year like this one. This is years and many people in the making, and I’m so happy to do it with the DePalmas, my family, our friends, and all the people who are involved and helped us accomplish what we have this year. It’s an incredible feeling to win the race and see all of them so happy and excited at what we’ve been able to do.”
Swanson immediately showed himself as a strong contender for the race win, as he jumped to the lead from outside the front row on the opening lap before a caution for Shane Cockrum. After a quick yellow, Swanson was off with the lead as two-time series champion Bobby East pressured him. East got a run down the frontstretch as they completed lap twelve to take the lead going into turn-one.
East pulled away as Swanson kept a conservative pace that stacked up the pack behind him racing for second through eighth. A.J. Fike stayed glued to Swanson through the first half of the race, as Rich Tobias, Stewart Friesen, Jerry Coons, Jr., and Steve Buckwalter raced just outside the top-five.
Swanson began to gain ground on East around lap 50, slowly reeling him in as Fike came along with him. He went to work quickly after catching him, using the difficult groove through turns one and two to slip underneath with the lead on lap 67.
Fike was the pursuer over the final ten laps, moving past East for second and coming after Swanson for the top spot. He had a shot at the win in the final two laps, but a move to the outside while negotiating a slower car sent him out of the groove through turns one and two, allowing Swanson to slip away.
The dream season for Swanson and the DePalma Motorsports – Radio Hospital #63 Maxim/Hampshire ended parked on the frontstretch of the “Moody Mile” with the win.
“I didn’t want to be too greedy and risk losing the championship by going too hard to win the race. We were almost in position to come here with a little safety net, but in the last two laps at Eldora, we blew a tire and put ourselves in jeopardy with the championship today. So that was on my mind throughout the race. We finally reeled Bobby (East) back in and the opportunity presented himself with that hole down there that could make you tight. Right when I got there, his car hit it and the hole opened up. I wanted to go harder at the end to fend off A.J. for the win, but I wanted to be sure I didn’t cost myself all of it by running the tire off,” Swanson said.
Fike finished his strong day in second aboard the RFMS Racing – H.E. Mitchell Construction #3 Beast/Foxco.
East rounded out the podium in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing – Chevy Performance #10 Maxim/Kistler.
Chris Windom lost touch with Swanson & Fike just as they made their charge to go after East, but came home fourth in the Rotondo Weirich – Curb Records #17 Beast/Triad. Stewart Friesen finished fifth in his first Silver Crown Series appearance aboard the RPM Auto Enterprise – City of Syracuse Special #99 JEI/Mopar.
USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES RACE RESULTS: October 11, 2014 – Syracuse, New York – New York State Fairgrounds – “Salt City 78”
QUALIFYING: 1. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-32.436; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-32.535; 3. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-32.627; 4. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-32.640; 5. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-32.702; 6. Rich Tobias Jr., 117, Tobias-32.762; 7. Stewart Friesen, 99, RPM/Gormly-32.856; 8. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-33.113; 9. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-33.160; 10. Steve Buckwalter, 53, SET-33.273; 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-33.315; 12. Randy Bateman, 55, Bateman-34.005; 13. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-35.105; 14. Kenny Gentry, 18, Gentry-37.972; 15. Wes Miller, 36, Miller-NT.
FEATURE: (78 laps) 1. Kody Swanson, 2. A.J. Fike, 3. Bobby East, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Stewart Friesen, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 8. Rich Tobias Jr., 9. Davey Ray, 10. Patrick Lawson, 11. Randy Bateman, 12. Steve Buckwalter, 13. Kenny Gentry, 14. Shane Cockrum, 15. Wes Miller. 45:23.12
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Swanson, Laps 13-66 East, Laps 67-78 Swanson.
FINAL USAC SILVER CROWN POINTS: 1-Swanson-582, 2-Hines-555, 3-East-537, 4-Windom-469, 5-Coons-408, 6-Fike-320, 7-Jacob Wilson-306, 8-Cockrum-286, 9-Caleb Armstrong-259, 10-Lawson-245.
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Sammy Piazza Wins Season Finale, Godown Captures 2nd Championship
Five Divisions Crown Champs Saturday at NES
New Egypt, NJ (Sept. 27, 2014) – Sammy Piazza of Lawrenceville, NJ won his first feature event of the season on Championship Night at New Egypt Speedway. The 2014 champion was crowned earlier when former (2012) champ Ryan Godown clinched is second championship in three years when he drove thru the gate at the start of the evening, as his show up points put him out of reach of his competition. Piazza led wire to wire in what could be called a dominant performance in the 30 lap Modified feature claiming his second career victory.
Championships were on the line in all five divisions on this evening, and the four support divisions all had first time champions celebrating at nights end. Johnny Cornell III clinched his first ever Sportsman title by winning the 20 lap feature, as did NERS 305 Sprint car chauffeur Phil Meisner Jr. The other two champs won their first title on this evening by racing home second in the main event to the defending 2013 champion. Mike Butler won the Crate Modified title by virtue of his second place finish to Eric Palmer, while Bill Liedtka was crowned Street Stock champ when he ran runner-up to Dan Collamer.
Piazza grabbed the lead from his pole starting position at the onset, controlling the field at the start as Tad Cox made his way to the front quickly. Piazza led by a comfortable 5 car lengths for the first 20 laps as every time the duo approached lapped traffic a caution would reset the action. With a late green flag run from halfway, Cox closed in on the leader with 5 laps remaining bringing the crowd to their feet. Cox caught Piazza in the heavy traffic and actually pulled alongside of him at one point before the red flag came out for 2 separate incidents as Billy Pauch Jr.’s car caught fire in the infield 1 lap after pulling out of the event while running third, & Chris Grbac’s car broke the driveshaft as he tried to stop in turn two causing him to exit his car quickly. With “clean air” in front of the leaders, Piazza went right back out in front by the same five car lengths over Tad Cox to the checkered flag. Neal Williams raced through the field to finish third, David Van Horn brought his fast #71 home fourth and Jimmy Blewett passed Billy Pauch on the final lap to grab fifth.
Johnny Cornell III of Neshanic Station, NJ was crowned the 2014 Sportsman champion after he won his second feature of the season. Alan Bleacher was impressive with a strong second place run, with Brian Roemer third, Mike Hendershot fourth and defending champ and the point leader coming into the event Bob Lineman Jr. settling for fifth.
Phil Meisner Jr. started the night 22 points behind Mike Haggenbottom for the NERS 305 Sprint Car championship. He then took full advantage of his pole starting spot as he led all 20 laps of the non-stop feature event holding off a very fast Stef Palmai in lapped traffic for his first win of the season and collecting the first ever NES 305 Sprint Car championship. Palmai came home second, followed by Bobby Devault, Joe Lord and Tommy Carberry Jr. Four-time winner Haggenbottom, who needed to finish in the top four to clinch the title, was moving up quickly on the second lap from eighth to fifth when contact in traffic sent him bouncing high in the air. He quickly settled the car down finding himself out of the top ten and could only rebound to finish 8th.
Dan Collamer of Waretown, NJ had hopes of winning his second straight NES Street Stock championship, and he did what he had to do by winning the event; however it wasn’t enough as Bill Liedtka finished second and took his first ever title. Following these two across the finish line were Gary Klimeczek, Bill Connolly and Todd Dige.
In the Crate Modified event, 2-time defending champ Eric Palmer ended the season on a winning note with point leader Mike Butler of Milford, NJ finishing a strong second and earning his second championship in a week, as he was crowned the All-Star Cup Crate champ last Saturday here. Steve Hicks rebounded back from two tangles showing heavy sheet metal damage to finish third, with Mike Carman and Jimmy Martin rounding out the top five.
This event brings an end to the 2014 season at New Egypt Speedway. Keep track of all of the off season news by logging onto the speedway website, www.newegyptspeedway.net or on Facebook /newegyptspeedwayofficial. You can also follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway. Speedway management would like to thank all of the race fans, drivers, and race teams for helping to make 2014 a success.
NES RESULTS 9/27/14
1st Heat: 1. Danny Bouc 2. Willie Osmun 3. Ryan Godown 4. Duane Howard 5. David Van Horn 6. Chris Grbac
2nd Heat: 1. Sammy Piazza 2. Neal Williams 3. Billy Pauch Jr. 4. Billy Pauch 5. John Stangle 6. Dave Witte
3rd Heat: 1. PJ Oliver 2. Tad Cox 3. Gary Butler 4. Jimmy Horton 5. Tommy Farrell 6. Jimmy Blewett
B-Main: 1. Dominick Buffalino 2. Kevin Vaclavicek 3. Lou Cicconi 4. Andrew Bohn 5. DJ Ruppert 6. Chris Esposito
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Sammy Piazza 2. Tad Cox 3. Neal Williams 4. David Van Horn 5. Jimmy Blewett 6. Billy Pauch 7. Ryan Godown 8. Duane Howard 9. Jimmy Horton 10. Willie Osmun 11. Gary Butler 12. Lou Cicconi 13. Danny Bouc 14. Kevin Vaclavicek 15. PJ Oliver 16. Andrew Bohn 17. Chris Esposito 18. Dave Witte 19. Dominick Buffalino 20. Chris Grbac 21. John Stangle 22. Billy Pauch Jr. 23. Tommy Farrell 24. DJ Ruppert
DNQ: Doug Ostwald, Eric Engstrom, Chuck Potts, Bill Lester.
1st Heat: 1. Bob Lineman Jr. 2. Brian Roemer 3. Marty Saxton 4. Alan Bleacher 5. J.T Trsensky 6. Erik Renniger
2nd Heat: 1. Mike Howardson 2. Mike Hendershot 3. John Cornell III 4. Derek Krum 5. Ryan Simmons 6. Doug Snyder
Feature (20 Laps): 1. John Cornell III 2. Alan Bleacher 3. Brian Roemer 4. Mike Hendershot 5. Bob Lineman Jr. 6. J.T Trsensky 7. Mike Howardson 8. Marty Saxton 9. Erik Renniger 10. Duane Nixon 11. Jimmy Amato 12. Andy Visinsky 13. Robin McTighe 14. Heidi Hedin 15. Doug Snyder 16. Ryan Simmons 17. Derek Krum
CRATE MODIFIEDS RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Mike Everett 2. Chuckles Stone 3. Eric Palmer 4. Frank Dorry 5. Jordan Cox 6. Jason Bittner 7. Steve Hicks
2nd Heat: 1. Ryan Simmons 2. Mike Carman 3. Bryan Kuhl 4. Brian Papiez 5. Paul Hartwig 6. Jimmy Martin 7. John Micek
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Eric Palmer 2. Mike Butler 3. Steve Hicks 4. Mike Carman 5. Jimmy Martin 6. Ryan Simmons 7. John Micek 8. Jordan Cox 9. Mike Everett 10. Adam Cox 11. Bryan Kuhl 12. Kevin Dale 13. Chuck Steuer 14. Jason Bittner 15. Lauren Emmons 16. Jarrett Rozycki 17. Brian Papiez 18. Chuckles Stone 19. Frank Dorry 20. Matt Carman
DQ Paul Hartwig Jr.
NERS 305 SPRINT RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Bob DeVault 2. Joe Lord 3. Phil Meisner Jr. 4. Neal Williams 5. Rick Stief 6. Brad Franks
2nd Heat: 1. Tommy Carberry Jr 2. Stefanie Palmai 3. Mark Bitner 4. Mike Haggenbottom 5. Rory Janney 6. Brendon Poff
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Phil Meisner 2. Stefani Palmai 3. Bob DeVault 4. Joe Lord 5. Tommy Carberry Jr. 6. Rory Janney 7. Neal Williams 8. Mike Haggenbottom 9. Adam Carberry 10. Mark Bitner 11. Rick Stief 12. Jeff Geiges 13. David Brown Jr. 14. Brad Franks 15. Erika Palmai 16. Brendon Poff 17. Harris Kohen
1st Heat: 1. Bill Liedtka 2. Dan Collamer 3. Bill Connolly 4. Billy Wroble 5. Joe Reid 6. Darren Cox
2nd Heat: 1. Gary Klimeczak 2. Tom Princiotta 3. John Carpenter 4. Todd Dige 5. Ron Frees 6. Marty Derr
Feature (20 Laps): 1. Dan Collamer 2. Bill Liedtka 3. Gary Klimeczak 4. Bill Connolly 5. Todd Dige 6. Tom Princiotta 7. John Carpenter 8. Ron Frees 9. Joe Reid 10. Billy Wroble 11. Anthony Tortorello 12. Darren Cox 13. Marty Derr 14. Spider Ensinger Sr. 15. Mike Mongiello
DNS: Rich Mongeau
Final Top Ten Point Standings
DRIVER (* denotes wins) POINTS
1 Ryan Godown**** 1033
2 Billy Pauch*(7) 915
3 David Van Horn 872
4 Willie Osmun* 835
5 Jimmy Blewett* 829
6 Tad Cox 826
7 Sammy Piazza* 763
8 Neal Williams 723
9 Gary Butler 707
10 Danny Bouc* 702
DRIVER (* denotes wins) POINTS
1 Mike Butler*** 586
2 Eric Palmer** 550
3 Bryan Kuhl 540
4 Chuck Steuer* 532
5 Steve Hicks* 515
6 Mike Carman 495
7 Ryan Simmons 480
8 Frank Dorry* 465
9 Chuckles Stone* 462
10 Brian Papiez* 438
NERS 305 Sprints
DRIVER (* denotes wins) POINTS
1 Phil Meisner Jr.* 630
2 Mike Haggenbottom**** 616
3 Bobby Devault* 504
4 Stefanie Palmai 496
5 Joe Lord 482
6 Jeff Geiges* 458
7 David Brown Jr. 409
8 Neal Williams 401
9 Mark Bitner* 398
10 Adam Carberry 389
DRIVER (* denotes wins) POINTS
1 Johnny Cornell ** 692
2 Bob Lineman Jr.*** 683
3 Mike Hendershot*** 676
4 Mike Howardson 583
5 Alan Bleacher 564
6 J.T. Trstensky 456
7 Brian Roemer* 371
8 Marty Saxton 366
9 Mike Butler* 363
10 Jimmy Amato 359
DRIVER (* denotes wins) POINTS
1 Bill Liedtka*** 702
2 Dan Collamer*** 688
3 John Carpenter*** 671
4 Tom Princiotta 647
5 Todd Dige 632
6 Gary Klimeczak* 570
7 Darren Cox 552
8 Joe Reid 551
9 Ron Frees** 476
10 Bill Connelly 449
SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
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RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES
MACH1 $10,000 TO WIN NATIONAL OPEN FALLS TO AARON OTT SATURDAY NIGHT AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
Aaron Ott of East Berlin, PA caught Justin Barger on lap thirty-one then led the final four laps to pocket the $10,000 first place prize for winning the 35 lap MACH 1 360 Sprint Nationals Saturday night at the Selinsgrove Speedway. For Ott, this marked his third Rislone URC Sprint feature win of the season and his fifth career victory. Ott was thrilled in victory lane for this, the biggest win of his career. “I was gonna win even if I had to stuff it in the fence, fortunately, I didn’t have to do that”, said Ott who was elated as the camera’s were flashing.
Thirty-four cars took part in timed warm-ups to determined the starting line-up for the heat race events. Jason Shultz set fast time, turning the half-mile with a time of 17.444 or 109.296 mph. Each driver would complete in two rounds of heat race events. The first four heats were won by Jason Shultz, Mark Smith, Chuck Hebing and Cody Keller. The heat races finishes were then inverted and the second round of heats were won by Ryan Kissinger, Shannon Fisher, Justin Barger and Troy Betts. The “B” main victory went to Matt Horst.
In the thirty-five lap MACH 1 National Open, pole sitter Davie Franek of Wantage, NJ was the man to beat, immediately taking command of the lead position. Justin Barger and Chuck Hebing were in a wild battle for second with Aaron Ott and Mark Smith just off the pace.
On lap nine, the red flag was displayed for Parker Evans to flipped in turn four. When green flag racing resumed, Franek remained the pace setter followed by Barger with Aaron Ott now in third, with Hebing and Smith in the top five.
The red flag was displayed again, this time on lap sixteen when Chuck Hebing flipped with Cody Keller making contact and flipping as well in turn three. Both drivers walked away uninjured.
As the field lined-up for the restart, race leader Davie Franek developed mechanical problems and gave up the lead, retiring to the pits. At this point, Justin Barger became the new race leader and brought the field down to restart the feature event. At the halfway point, Barger, Ott, Smith, Jason Shultz and TJ Stutts made-up the top five.
On lap twenty-five, TJ Stutts moved into third as Ott closed in on Barger. As the field passed the flag stand on lap twenty-nine, Ott pulled along-side of Barger to challenge for the lead and at the same time, the yellow was displayed on lap twenty-nine for Shannon Fisher stopped in turn four.
The restart saw Barger, Ott, Shultz, Smith and Stutts take the green flag and Ott immediately went after the leader. Barger held on to the top spot until lap thirty-one when Ott took the top spot. Ott quickly established a comfortable lead and went on to claim the victory with Barger delivering a very respectable second followed by Jason Shultz, TJ Stutts and Mark Smith.
FEATURE FINISH 35 Laps $10,000 To Win MACH 1 360 NATIONALS: Aaron Ott, Justin Barger, Jason Shultz, TJ Stutts, Mark Smith, Robbie Stillwaggon, Curt Michael, Steve Collins, Derek Locke, Josh Weller, Ed Aikin, Mike Walter II, Mike Walter, Chris Arnold, Dane Lorenc, Matt Horst, Jordan Thomas, Shannon Fisher, Ryan Kissinger, Davie Franek, Chuck Hebing, Cody Keller, Kyle Reinhardt, Parker Evans, Troy Betts, Brock Zearfoss.
DNQ Chad Layton, Andy Best, Jim Shuster, Kody Lehman, Randy West, Colby Womer, Mallie Shuster, Larry Kelleher
1. Luke Thomas, 2. Andrew Locuson, 3. Lee Nardelli, 4. Bill Thomas, 5. Matt Smith, 6. Tyler DeVault, 7. Sam Locuson, 8. Jon Keller, 9. Chris Locuson, 10. Steven Bracall, 11. Dave Carlberg, 12. Jim Tippin, 13. Sam Lamothe, 14. Wayne Scott, 15. Ed Barber III, 16. Nick Havens, 17. Gary Bozowski, 18. Chris Panczner, 19. Joey Butts, 20. Gary Forsythe, 21. Jerry Allen. Point Champion: Luke Thomas.
1. Steve Coslop, 2. Ryan Wozunk, 3. Luke Fogg, 4. John Blanda, 5. Billy Gray, 6. Glen Frye, Jr., 7. Sean Huesser, 8. Tyler Reinhardt, 9. Jonathan John, 10. Samantha Lieberman, 11. Joe Dopke. DNS: Ron Malec, RJ Magyari, Chris Moll. Point Champion: Tyler Reinhardt.
4 cyl Feature:
1. Scott Dunn, 2. Chris Sammons, 3. Art Knapp, 4. John Gray, 5. Laura John, 6. Justin Dunn, 7. John Webster. Point Champion: Justin Dunn.
TSRS Sprint Feature:
1. Brad Franks, 2. Mike Haggenbottom, 3. Rick Stief, 4. Eddie Wagner, 5. Bob DeVault, 6. Jeff Geiges, 7. Kevin Darling, 8. Sean Kirkpatrick, 9. Dave Brown, 10. Karl Fryer, 11. Jamie Kostic, 12. Tommy Carberry, 13. Jon Haegle, 14. Jon Brennfleck, 15. Zack Burd, 16. Mares Stellfox, 17. Scott Frack, 18. Cody Jourdan, 19. Pat V’Selis, 20. Steve Patterson, 21. Keith Anderson, 22. Adam Carberry, 23. Ken Henly.
8 cyl Enduro:
1. Lee Allen, 2. Christopher Allen, Sr., 3. Tom Wolf, 4. Rick Burnham, 5. Danny Serano, 6. Steve Taciak, 7. Doug Snow, 8. Stephen Michael, 9. Animal, 10. Kyle Ellingsworth. Point Champion: Lee Allen.