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Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
Sheldon Haudenschild dominates for Arctic Cat All Star win at Wayne County Speedway
ORRVILLE, OH (April 22, 2017) - With his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series weekend commitments in Arkansas and Missouri washed away by Mother Nature, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild decided to make the long trek home. The decision proved to be worth $5,000.
Sheldon Haudenschild dominated Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Saturday evening at Wayne County Speedway, charging forward from sixth on the main event grid to win the non-stop, 30-lap A-main by a margin equaling six seconds. The current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year point leader took command for the first time on lap 12, driving under his father, Jac Haudenschild, between the first and second corner. It was the 16th Arctic Cat All Star victory of Haudenschild’s career and his fifth at Wayne County Speedway.
“This car was a dream all night long,” Sheldon Haudenschild explained in victory lane. “My guys did one heck of a job which made my job a lot easier, too. The track tonight was great as always. It’s pretty cool to come back here and have an opportunity to race close to home.”
The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild, aboard the Jamie Miller-owned No. 6M, led the Arctic Cat All Star field to green on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway, quickly overtaken by Caleb Armstrong as the front-runners approached the flagstand for the first time. The New Castle, Indiana, native maintained on top until lap three when Jac Haudenschild reclaimed the point position. Haudenschild and Armstrong, soon flanked by Chad Kemenah, raced at the front of the field in that order until lap nine when Sheldon Haudenschild made his first appearance inside the top-three.
Haudenschild, aboard the Haudenschild Racing/Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/No. 93, drove by Chad Kemenah to claim third on lap nine, eventually taking the second position from Caleb Armstrong on lap ten. By that time, traffic had already started to intensify, allowing young Haudenschild to catch his father by utilizing slower cars, as well as the very topside of the speedway. The father/son duo battled through lap 11, only to swap positions on lap 12, with the winning move occurring near the exit of turn two. Sheldon Haudenschild was unchallenged the remaining distance, instantly increasing his advantage to a near-full straightaway by lap 15. When the final checkers flew, Haudenschild had a six second advantage, chased to the finish by Chad Kemenah, Jac Haudenschild, Caleb Armstrong, and Travis Philo.
“The cushion in one and two was really good, but my car was so good that I didn’t have to go up there and touch it much,” Haudenschild explained. “I got around my dad early, but you can never be too sure about him. He never gives up, so you almost have to expect that he’ll be coming back at some point. I wish him and I could have finished 1-2, but it is what it is. We are happy to get the win.”
With his runner-up finish, Chad Kemenah remains in control of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. The five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion now has seven top-ten feature finishes in eight Arctic Cat All Star starts.
“We have a really good race team right now. The car was really good all night long. Hats off to Sheldon [Haudenschild] and his guys. They were really good,” Kemenah explained. “Consistency is really important. We’re just going to keep doing what we’ve been doing and the wins and championships will show up.”
With their three-race swing through The Buckeye State complete, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will switch gears and turn east, this time crossing The Keystone State for a trio of programs in Central Pennsylvania. Dubbed the Pennsylvania Posse, Central Pennsylvania’s finest will challenge the near-20 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions teams on three consecutive occasions stretching from Friday, April 28, to Sunday, April 30.
The Arctic Cat All Stars will visit Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway, respectively, during the upcoming weekend, each awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. “America’s Series” nearly swept competition in Central Pennsylvania during its spring swing of 2016, earning victories at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 17 and April 23.
Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Central Pennsylvania triple-header should visit Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway live on the Web. More news will be published in the coming days via www.allstarsprint.com.
Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - Saturday, April 22, 2017:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 44 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 14.400 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Caleb Helms - 14.125 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brad Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Boughton
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Caleb Armstrong
JE Pistons Dash #1: Jac Haudenschild
JE Pistons Dash #2: Caleb Helms
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Lee Jacobs
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Christopher Bell (+8)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Travis Philo
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)
1.17-Caleb Helms, 14.175; 2.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.225; 3.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.294; 4.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.312; 5.59-Ryan Smith, 14.320; 6.49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.352; 7.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.382; 8.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.411; 9.22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.413; 10.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.415; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.424; 12.22C-Cole Duncan, 14.426; 13.35-Tyler Esh, 14.453; 14.8-Dean Jacobs, 14.481; 15.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.579; 16.33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.579; 17.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.580; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 14.585; 19.11N-Christopher Bell, 14.603; 20.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.605; 21.5T-Travis Philo, 14.727; 22.5-Jordan Harble, 14.729; 23.95-Hunter Mackison, 14.740; 24.4-Danny Smith, 14.744; 25.7K-Cale Conley, 14.896; 26.9M-Jordan Ryan, 14.900; 27.16-Danny Mumaw, 14.942; 28.51-John Garvin, 14.949; 29.23-Nick Patterson, 14.968; 30.45-Trevor Baker, 15.040; 31.13-Brandon Matus, 15.148; 32.9-Ryan Linder, 15.332; 33.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.467; 34.33D-Tyler Dunn, 15.490; 35.9C-Roger Campbell, 15.530; 36.OO-Dane Lorenc, 15.720; 37.4B-Steve Butler, 15.955; 38.33-Brent Matus, 16.022; 39.11-Shawn Hubler, 16.142; 40.49H-Bradley Howard, 16.253; 41.19-Mitch Harble, 16.441; 42.7DK-Dylan Kingan, 16.698; 43.7-Troy Kingan, 16.759; 44.97J-Andy Fike, 17.263;
Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 2. 59-Ryan Smith ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler ; 5. 17-Caleb Helms ; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh ; 7. 5-Jordan Harble ; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell ; 9. 35-Tyler Esh ; 10. 13-Brandon Matus ; 11. 19-Mitch Harble
Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild ; 3. 11N-Christopher Bell ; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg ; 5. 7K-Cale Conley ; 6. 51-John Garvin ; 7. 33-Brent Matus ; 8. 97J-Andy Fike ; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison ; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison ; 11. 9-Ryan Linder
Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 22B-Ryan Broughton ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan ; 4. 8-Dean Jacobs ; 5. 16-Danny Mumaw ; 6. 23-Nick Patterson ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael ; 9. 4B-Steve Butler ; 10. 7-Troy Kingan ; 11. 7DK-Dylan Kingan
Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo ; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer ; 4. 4-Danny Smith ; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 7. D12-Jason Dolick ; 8. 33D-Tyler Dunn ; 9. 11-Shawn Hubler ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 11. OO-Dane Lorenc
Dash 1 - (4 Laps)
1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo ; 5. 59-Ryan Smith
Dash 2 - (4 Laps)
1. 17-Caleb Helms ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg ; 5. 38K-Brad Haudenschild
C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 11-Shawn Hubler ; 2. 9C-Roger Campbell ; 3. 4B-Steve Butler ; 4. 33-Brent Matus ; 5. OO-Dane Lorenc ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 7. 7-Troy Kingan ; 8. 97J-Andy Fike ; 9. 19-Mitch Harble ; 10. 7DK-Dylan Kingan
B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh ; 3. 35-Tyler Esh ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker ; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus ; 8. 51-John Garvin ; 9. D12-Jason Dolick ; 10. 9-Ryan Linder ; 11. 11-Shawn Hubler ; 12. 9C-Roger Campbell ; 13. 23-Nick Patterson ; 14. 5-Jordan Harble ; 15. 1080-Jordan Mackison ; 16. 33D-Tyler Dunn
A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo ; 6. 11N-Christopher Bell ; 7. 17-Caleb Helms ; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg ; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler ; 10. 38K-Brad Haudenschild ; 11. 59-Ryan Smith ; 12. 49x-Tim Shaffer ; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton ; 14. 16-Danny Mumaw ; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 16. 8-Dean Jacobs ; 17. 9M-Jordan Ryan ; 18. 4-Danny Smith ; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 20. 7K-Cale Conley ; 21. 8M-TJ Michael ; 22. 33M-Max Stambaugh ; 23. 35-Tyler Esh ; 24. 95-Hunter Mackison ; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 26. 22C-Cole Duncan Lap Leaders: Caleb Armstrong [1-2]; Jac Haudenschild [3-11]; Sheldon Haudenschild [12-30]
2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/22/2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1114
2. Caleb Armstrong: 1030
3. Caleb Helms: 972
4. Ryan Smith: 910
5. Tim Shaffer: 842
6. Max Stambaugh: 834
6. T.J. Michael: 834
8. Brandon Matus: 776
9. Cole Duncan: 762
10. Brent Matus: 744
Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.
About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.
About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.
Hamlin, PA - Hamlin Speedway Cold, Racing Sizzles With Spectacular Eight Feature Event Card
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media
The 2017 racing season at the Hamlin Speedway got underway on Saturday night to a rousing start with a great collection of veteran and first time performers wasting no time in displaying their style and guile on the 1/5th mile clay oval speedway. Successful promoters Randy and Denise Smith ushered in their twelfth season at the Hamlin facility with an opening night filled with spectacular racing action. The Smith Family and Staff welcomed in a convoy of 124 talented racers from a surrounding five-state area to their premier short track facility located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. The opening day event was chillier than expected as the night time chill in the air (40 degrees) had the brave opening crowd on hand seeking jackets, blankets, and plenty of hot beverages to keep warm. The opening night crowd was treated to an old-fashioned donnybrook of high-flying action on the freshly clayed and banked 1/5 mile racing facility and the lightening fast action allowed for the talented daredevil racing roster to use all of the available speed lanes to present a great evening of racing entertainment. The eight feature event racing card and time trials went off as scheduled and the non-stop racing action was completed at 11 PM and when was all said and done eight elated winners found there way into Hamlin Speedway victory circle for the traditional pomp and circumstance.
The extended hot-lap sessions opened the day's events as the drivers were given ample opportunity to dial in their cars for the evening of racing. The track proved to be silky smooth as the drivers promptly began flirting with all of the racing channels of the speedway. The hot lap sessions lasted an hour and allowed the many new and veteran drivers an opportunity to test the new racing surface and the great field of cars on hand never skipped a beat as they dug their right rear wheels into the rich Pocono clay that was in great condition despite the always frigid weather the Poconos receives during the winter months. The time trials and dual heat format for the Wingless 600 Sprints determined the starting format for the evening of racing that was to follow.
The seven headline divisions found the 28 entries for the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprints broken into two feature events based on time to allow the rookie drivers equal seat time and to become acquainted with the speedway. Jakson Ring and Damon Paul were victorious in the two events. Jenna Schostkewitz dominated the action in the now Wingless 270 Sprint main. "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio stepped into a new division and came away with a convincing win in the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified feature. Russell Benke opened his season on a fine note with a wire to wire triumph in the All Star Slingshot main event. and came away with his first win in his major step up the racing ladder. "The A-Team" Brandon Azzalina base-lined his way to a super win in the 600 Sprint finale, after taking over for early leader Joe Smith. "Lil Miss" Shelby McLaughlin captured the Junior Slingshot main event while "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober was triumphant in the Super Slinger feature event.
The starting field of seventeen Junior Slingshots took off in their scheduled 20-lap feature jaunt. JJ Rice out-dragged Tanner VanDoren into turn one and led much of the first three quarters of the event. Getting into slower traffic proved to be the Achilles heel for Rice as both Shelby McLaughlin and Tanner VanDoren slipped past him. McLaughlin would lead the final laps to capture her first victory at the speedway. VanDoren would wind up second with Rice in third, John Kendall fourth and newcomer James Benz completing the top five. James Hendricks, Ryan Conrad, Jake Mason, Joey Kalafut and Colton Geary completed the top ten.
The first Rookie 600 Sprint main event found the returning Justin Grosz leading the first eight laps before yielding to a high-flying, low-riding defending track champion Jakson Ring. Ring would get plenty of pressure from Grosz and Justin Mills and the three car battle would run its course on lap-18 when Grosz spun out. Ring would lead the final circuits to capture the win with Mills in the runner-up slot and Scott Slater Jr coming on strong to finish third. Chloe Andreas took her first ride in a 600 Sprint and did a great job to finish fourth and newcomer Tyler Lindsey was equally impressive in nailing down fifth place. Noah Zielinski, Tyler Kehs, Cody Powell, Joey Amantea and Ryan Lacoe completed the top ten.
The second Rookie 600 Sprint main found it to be a showcase for Damon Paul as the Stage One Modified champion from a season ago was hammer down from start to finish in capturing the twenty lap event. Newcomer Tyler Ulrich was impressive in a runner-up role while Joe Nemeth, Geordan Marrero and the returning Zack Weisenfluh completing the top five. The second five included Scott Slater Sr, Jake Roberts, Savannah Leggio, Jacob Balliet and Hunter Metzger.
The Super Slinger feature found Wes Hearn and Dale Kober resume their on-going track battles and it would be Kober leading the entire distance to kick off his season in fine fashion. Hearn was second with Jeff Haduck, Jimmy Conroy and Greg Zellman following.
The Wingless 600 Sprint main was all-star caliber from the drop of the green flag as Joe Smith charged to the front for the first half of the event with pressure coming from as many as ten other cars who all had the same notion of getting to the front. Lapped traffic would prove to be a factor with Brandon Azzalina challenging Smith from the baseline. Azzalina drove down to the baseline glued himself there and took over the lead on lap-17. Once in front, "The A-Team" put on a dazzling drive that found him in the 12-second mark as the race wore on. Azzalina would score the win with Pat Bealer in second, Joe Smith third, defending track champ Chad Sandt fourth and "TK" Tommy Kunsman nailing down fifth in his return to the speedway. Robbie Hocker headed up the second five with former champion Bobby Butler and Colin White, James Morris and Damon Paul competing the top ten.
Jenna Schostkewitz led the entire distance to capture the Wingless 270 Sprint main. The redesigned class found the action tight with newcomer Tyler Ulrich grabbing up runner-up honors. Mike Kalman was third with Glenn Macomber fourth and Paul Richard Sr fifth. Newcomer Jason Muldowney was sixth.
The Hampton RV and Trailer Stage One Modifieds found Anthony Recchio showcasing his talent in a new division as the second generation driver led all twenty laps enroot to his first win in his first race in the division. Cole Stangle kept pace and settled for second with John Mirabelli third in his first run, the returning AJ Hobbs fourth and Jasper Zeigafuse steering the Smith Fabrications Rental to fifth place. Michael Samony, Evan Civick, Janelle Geary and newcomer Cody Motto completed the field
The All Star Slingshot main event saw an elite 25-car field take the green flag in their feature attraction. Russell Benke shot out of the blocks like a cannon at the start of the event and would establish the point with former track and national champion Cody Kline breathing down his tailpipe. Benke never waivered even when slower traffic came into play as he would lower his times in the event to 13.8 seconds with both Kline and Wes Hearn and Cole Stangle in the same range. Benke would be seriously challenged throughout the event but prevailed with a great win to start off the season on sound footing. Kline would finish second with Hearn third, Stangle fourth and Mike McLaughlin topping the front five. The second five included Jared Silfee, the returning Mike Fogler, Nick Vinciguerra, Scott Neary and Alan Kober.
The new season of racing at Hamlin kicked-off in spectacular fashion and a strong loyal fan base in support of the evening of events. The great concession stand was doing a brisk business all evening long with plenty of Chicken Noodle Soup, hot coffee and hot chocolate being dispersed.
A tip of the fedora to Randy Smith and crew for working diligently on the speedway throughout the evening to make the speedway racy throughout all of the events. The Randy Smith moniker, "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" speaks volumes for the great show presented.
The speedway has an aggressive season of special events planned for the 2017 season and small car division racing is definitely the wave of the future and truly happening at the Hamlin facility. The increasing numbers for small car division racing continues to rise and those who have the need for speed and want to remain within their budget restraints, Hamlin Speedway offers the superb alternative with their many divisions of great and affordable competition.
The new season brought out a great new batch of new and refurbished racing equipment to the speedway. Along with many new race cars, many new faces put in their first Hamlin Speedway appearances and the car count of 124 speaks well as the draw of racing equipment to the Pocono facility has far reaching effects with the New England driving contingent adding great flavor to the exciting racing action. The fans had the opportunity to check out the many new paint schemes and graphics of the great field of cars on hand and the seasonally changing rookie division will act as the farm system for many full size racing divisions at other speedways for those who will make the transition into the regular divisions in the future.
New drivers on hand included James Benz, Ryan Conrad, Joey Kalafut, Austin Homan, Matthew Backus, Abby Yates, Mikey Johannes and Tyler Banks in the Junior Slingshots. New rookie 600 Sprint drivers included Chloe Andreas, Tyler Lindsey, Joey Amantea, Aiden Borden, Tyler Ulrich, Zack Weisenfluh, Jake Roberts and Macy Litchauer. The 270 Sprints had Tyler Ulrich and Jason Muldowney as new additions. Kyle Spence, Justin Grosz and Damon Paul added to the 600 Sprint field. Anthony Recchio, AJ Hobbs, John Mirabelli, Cody Motto and Jasper Zeigafuse were new entries for the Stage One Modifieds. Scott Neary, who last raced at Hamlin in the Go Kart era at the speedway, headed up the new Slingshot stars along with CJ Fritz, Tanner VanDoren, Corey Zielinski and the return of Mike Fogler, Cody Kline and Troy Langendoerfer.
Former track champion "The Conductor" Bobby Butler and the defending New Egypt Sprint car champ, was on hand and tried to make things happen and it cost him a couple of spots near the end but still enjoyed a great run. front. Some misfortunes connected a few drivers such as Emily Fleming and Samantha Muller in the Slingshots while Mack Brink suffered front end damage in his 600 and Tony Parlanti got upside down in one of the feature events in the Rookies. Danny Buccafusca encountered some opening night gremlins with his new mount and scratched out for the evening.
Special thanks are in order to all of the Quarter Midget and Go Kart Clubs in the local areas for assisting in preparing the future driving stars for battle as they transition into the next phase of their racing careers.
Get well wishes remain order for speedway videographer Barry Boyd. .
All Star Slingshots: Russell Benke, Cody Kline, Wes Hearn, Cole Stangle, Mike McLaughlin, Jared Silfee, Mike Fogler, Nick Vinciguerra, Scott Neary, Alan Kober, Dale Kober, Troy Langendoerfer, Alan Selemba, Josh Marcus, Ryan Neiger, Tyler Peet, Taylor Mills, Tanner VanDoren, Tess Horvath, Ashley Kober, CJ Fritz, Amanda Buchel, Cory Zielinski, Samantha Muller, Emily Fleming
Wingless 270cc Sprints: Jenna Schostkewitz, Tyler Ulrich, Mike Kalman, Glenn Macomber, Paul Richards Sr, Jason Muldowny, Randy Gombert, Don Schmidt, Kyle Ferrucci, Alex Reinsmith
Wingless 600cc Sprints: Brandon Azzalina, Pat Bealer, Joe Smith, Chad Sandt, Tommy Kunsman, Robbie Hocker, Bobby Butler, Colin White, James Morris, Damon Paul, Joel Smith, Mick D'Agostino, Mark Manieri, Ryan Quackenbush, Geordan Marrero, JD Casazza, Duane White, Jacob Balliet, Ryan Neil, Cody Smith, Kyle Spence, Chloe Andreas, Doug Snyder, Zac Azzalina, Justin Grosz, Danny Buccafusca
Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Anthony Recchio, Cole Stangle, John Mirabelli, AJ Hobbs, Jasper Zeigafuse, Michael Samony, Evan Civick, Janelle Geary, Cody Motto, Bill Dianella, Joel Smith
Junior Slingshots: Shelby McLaughlin, Tanner VanDoren, JJ Rice, John Kendall, James Benz, James Hendricks, Ryan Conrad, Jake Mason, Joey Kalafut, Colton Geary, Austin Homan, Matthew Backus, Abby Yates, Mikey Johannes, Tyler Banks, Adam Buchel, James Costlow
Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Jeff Haduck, Jim Conroy, Greg Zellman
JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (1) Jakson Ring, Justin Mills, Scott Slater Jr, Chloe Andreas, Tyler Lindsey, Noah Zielinski, Tyler Kehs, Cody Powell, Joey Amantea, Ryan Lacoe, JR Williams, Aiden Borden, Justin Grosz, Paul Richards Jr
JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (2) Damon Paul, Tyler Ulrich, Joe Nemeth, Geordan Marrero, Zack Weisenfluh, Scott Slater Sr, Jake Roberts, Savannah Leggio, Jacob Balliet, Hunter Metzger, Macy Litchauer, Carmen Leggio Sr, Tony Parlanti
Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for April 29th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval. 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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GRANT BREATHES EASY WITH VICTORY IN USAC SPRINTS' FIRST PILGRIMAGE TO PLYMOUTH
Plymouth, Indiana April 21, 2017 ......... Early on in Justin Grant's sprint car racing career, a fellow competitor told him that he wouldn't last more than eight laps without consciously remembering to breathe while he was racing.
Justin heeded that advice, and a handful of years later, the Ione, California native is finding the greatest success of his driving career. He could breathe easy after all was said and done Friday night after holding off a late-race charge from Chad Boespflug while mired in lapped traffic to collect his second series victory of the season in the first ever visit by the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship to Indiana's Plymouth Speedway.
The win came as a sigh of relief to Grant after a breathtaking moment in ProSource Qualifying that almost ended his night before it even began.
"I tried to end our night pretty early on during qualifying," Grant said with a grin. "I was coming to the green (flag) and about spun out. I went ahead, turned around and went back and tried to gain a little composure. I took a breath, came back and restarted my qualifying attempt. I went down into (turn) three on the first lap and all but turned over. Getting into three, my speed and the calculations I was running in my head, I figured I was going to go ahead and make it over the fence. It went ahead and sat down and I was able to salvage a respectable time on the second lap. Fortunately for me, a couple guys missed the transfer through the heat races and that put us on the front row."
Grant took full advantage of his seat on the outside of the front row, racing to the lead up top as polesitter Thomas Meseraull slid up the track in turn two, allowing Grant to breakaway to a substantial advantage.
By lap three, Grant was ahead by a half-straight. The lead had grown to the length of a straightaway with just five laps down as Meseraull, Chris Windom, Boespflug and Shane Cottle scrambled for positions two through five. Ten laps into the 30-lap event, Grant held a staggering half-lap lead as he began to negotiate lapped traffic.
"I felt like our car was pretty good," Grant said. "It was launching down the straightaways pretty fast. I was going as fast as I was comfortable going through the holes. I didn't know we had a straightaway lead or anything like that, but I thought we had a buffer. I couldn't hear anything. Normally, you can hear a guy behind you, but I couldn't hear anybody."
Though he possessed a suffocating stranglehold on all those who followed, Grant's lead would begin to shrink mightily by the halfway point as the drivers near the tail end of the field were running high, low, top and bottom as they engaged in their own battles for position ahead of Grant's black and red No. 11.
"Getting into lapped traffic, they were all two-wide for three or four rows in front of me," Grant recalls. "I was really just trying to keep myself calm, stay patient and wait for holes to open up so I could pick my way around those guys and not get caught up in something I didn't need to get caught up in."
Each lap, Boespflug chomped a significant chunk out of the interval between he and race leader Grant. On lap 23, Grant found himself entering turn three as he sought to overtake Aaron Pierce. Boespflug attempted to capitalize on the bottom to no avail as Grant clung to the lead by the cuticles of his fingernails. Grant then found his second wind, disposing of Pierce and Jarett Andretti to set himself free of the mounting pressure from Boespflug.
"I knew we had slowed down a ton in that group of lapped cars. I knew somebody was going to be coming pretty quickly. I was just kind of hoping things would open up. I saw Boespflug poke a nose under me in the middle of (turns) one and two. When I saw him, I decided I had to start taking some chances and be a little more aggressive. I kind of moved our way by a few of those guys and was able to open up a few lanes where I could start sliding guys and move around. As soon as I started clicking a couple lapped cars off, I felt comfortable and confident that we'd be alright."
Meanwhile, 18th starting Tyler Courtney seemingly came out of nowhere, shooting to the top around Boespflug in turn two with just a pair of laps remaining to grab second. By then, though, Grant was long gone once again where he would pull away for a commanding 3.5 second victory over Courtney, Boespflug, Meseraull and Stevie Sussex.
Grant's victory in the Sam McGhee Motorsports/Mike McGhee & Associates - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions/Maxim/Foxco was his first since the season-opening "Winter Dirt Games" in Ocala, Florida. His sixth career score ties him with the likes of Jac Haudenschild, Jan Opperman, Tom Sneva, George Snider and Dick Tobias on the all-time USAC National Sprint Car win list.
Additionally, team owner Sam McGhee revisited Plymouth Speedway victory lane for the first time in six seasons, but this time, it was in a different role. The now 17-year-old McGhee drove to victory lane after winning a USAC Ford Focus Young Guns Midget feature at Plymouth in 2011 when the track was pavement.
Back to Grant, though, who established the 30-lap mark at Plymouth Friday night during a caution-free, green-to-checker feature finish in a time of 7:36.34 that saw all 22 starters finish. By Grant's estimation, 30 laps non-stop in a sprint car doesn't take long, but it can, without a doubt, be taxing on the mind.
"A sprint car race is 30 laps, but they're 30 intense laps," Grant explains. "Things are happening so fast and everybody's so quick, if the race gets away from you, you're not getting it back. It's mentally challenging and you just really have to try and make sure to breathe and that's the biggest thing, especially when the track's rough. You actually have to tell yourself to breathe. Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out to just keep some oxygen going and to stay focused."
After four-straight sub-top-ten performances to begin the season, Indianapolis, Indiana's Tyler Courtney bounced back in just about the most spectacular way imaginable, driving from the outside of the ninth row to finish second without the aid of a single yellow flag in his TOPP Motorsports/TOPP Performance Race Parts - Custom Pump & Controls/Maxim/Claxton.
"This is what we all needed, not only for me as a driver, but as a team," a proud Courtney beamed. "We struggled at the beginning of the year. We changed a few things this week and it worked out. Our car was the best it's been in a while. We screwed up in qualifying on a tough racetrack and that put us deep in the field. It makes it pretty hard to win races from that far back, especially with the caliber of guys we have running in the series. You can't slouch off at any point in the night. Getting behind the eight-ball is tough, but we rebounded to get a podium here in front of a hometown crowd for my car owner who grew up here in Plymouth."
"I knew we were good from the start," Courtney continued. "I was hoping we weren't too good too early, but I was able to find a different line than everybody out there through (turns) one and two, which is where I passed a bunch of guys. I knew once I started seeing Chad (Boespflug), Thomas (Meseraull), Chris (Windom) and those guys, I had to be getting close to the front, but I still couldn't see Justin. I knew I hadn't passed him yet, so I knew it was still a long row to hoe. We needed a yellow, but we didn't quite get one. To get second, I'll take it. This is the best second has ever felt!"
Third-place finisher Chad Boespflug briefly clamped down on Grant for the race lead late in the going Friday night at Plymouth, yet he also closed to within one-point of Grant for the series point-lead in his Dynamics, Inc./Mean Green - PAC Springs/Maxim/Claxton heading into Eldora Speedway's "LetsRaceTwo" on May 12-13.
"I just started to really hone in on my line when I got to Justin (Grant) in lapped traffic there," Boespflug replays. "I tried to roll the bottom a few times and realized I was a little freer than I had been all night. Come to find out, we had a bleeder stick in the right rear, or actually shut off. We just grew too much pressure in the right rear. We got to Justin's rear bumper there, kind of, and it was just time to try and make some moves. Unfortunately, it just didn't work out for us tonight. We slipped back to third there at the end, but overall, great night again.
Contingency award winners Friday night at Plymouth Speedway include Chase Stockon (ProSource Fast Qualifier & Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner), Chad Boespflug (Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner), Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Chalk Stix Third Heat Winner), Stevie Sussex (Indy Race Parts Semi Winner), Tyler Courtney (KSE Racing Products Hard Charger), Landon Simon (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Feature Finisher).
USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: April 21, 2017 - Plymouth, Indiana - Plymouth Speedway
PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.016; 2. Chad Boespflug, 69, Dynamics-13.195; 3. Stevie Sussex, 17GP, Dutcher-13.254; 4. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-13.284; 5. Tyler Hewitt, 97x, One More Time-13.364; 6. Shane Cottle, 57, Hazen-13.369; 7. Justin Grant, 11, McGhee-13.417; 8. Thomas Meseraull, 00, SC-13.448; 9. Kevin Thomas Jr., 44, Pace-13.462; 10. Colten Cottle, 1RL, Lambertson-13.511; 11. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-13.531; 12. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-13.613; 13. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.625; 14. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-13.630; 15. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-13.691; 16. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-13.712; 17. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.715; 18. Tyler Courtney, 23c, TOPP-13.741; 19. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-13.746; 20. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-13.879; 21. Corey Smith, 66s, CS-13.933; 22. Aaron Farney, 15F, DCT-13.961; 23. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-14.000; 24. Jon Stanbrough, 81, Stanbrough-14.017; 25. Chad Wilson, 14, Wilson-14.724; 26. Lee Underwood, 24L, Underwood-14.254; 27. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-14.320.
SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Short, 3. Grant, 4. Andretti, 5. Windom, 6. C.Cottle, 7. Goodnight, 8. Wilson, 9. Farney. 2:16.91
COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Darland, 3. Leary, 4. Meseraull, 5. Spencer, 6. Robbins, 7. Underwood, 8. Pierce, 9. Hewitt. NT
CHALK STIX THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Courtney, 3. S.Cottle, 4. Chapple, 5. Simon, 6. Sussex, 7. Stanbrough, 8. Smith. 9. Barrow. 2:22.50
INDY RACE PARTS SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Sussex, 2. Hewitt, 3. Stanbrough., 4. Robbins, 5. C.Cottle, 6. Pierce, 7. Farney, 8. Wilson, 9. Underwood, 10. Barrow, 11. Goodnight, 12. Smith. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Tyler Courtney, 3. Chad Boespflug, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Stevie Sussex, 6. Chase Stockon, 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Chris Windom, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Kevin Thomas Jr., 11. Brady Short, 12. Colten Cottle, 13. Landon Simon, 14. Kyle Robbins, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Dave Darland, 17. Aaron Pierce, 18. C.J. Leary, 19. Tyler Hewitt, 20. Aaron Farney, 21. Isaac Chapple, 22. Josh Spencer. 7:36.34
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Grant
KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Tyler Courtney (18th-2nd).
WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Landon Simon
NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Grant-445, 2-Boespflug-444, 3-Windom-386, 4-Stockon-364, 5-Andretti-297, 6-Courtney-282, 7-Leary-239, 8-S.Cottle-234, 9-Hunter Schuerenberg-230, 10-Simon-228.
NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: May 12-13 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - "#LetsRaceTwo"
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THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES
THUNDER SERIES OPENS 2017 WITH MODIFIED, SPRINT & SPORTSMAN TRIPLE HEADER SUNDAY, MAY 28 AT GRANDVIEW
The twenty-eighth season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will open on Sunday night, May 28 at the Grandview Speedway. The popular series that is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts and presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings will open with the Big Block Modified/358 Modified Showdown competing in a series of qualifying events leading up to the 40 lap feature paying $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for tenth and $500 just to start the main event for pre-entered drivers. Also on the card will be the Sportsman and MASS Sprint Cars, competing in qualifying events leading up to a 25 lap Sportsman feature and a 20 lap sprint car feature.
Modified drivers pre-entered for this event include Craig VonDohren, New York modified driver Keith Flach, Billy Pauch Jr, Jared Umbenhauer, Kevin Hirthler, Kyle Weiss, Danny Bouc, Brett Kressley and John Willman to name a few. There is no entry fee and drivers or car owners may enter by calling 443-513-4456. Even for race teams that do not Pre-enter, a very attractive payoff will offer $4,000 to win $400 to take the green flag in the feature event. This event is also a point race for the season-long NASCAR points.
The Pioneer Pole Buildings mobile sales unit will be on display at all of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events including the Sunday, May 28 Triple Thunder Thriller. Gates will open at 5 PM with qualifying getting underway at 7:30 PM. Admission prices are $25 for adults, $10 for children 6-11 and children five and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $35 and a license is not required.
The 2017 season continues just two weeks later with the invading USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Series on Tuesday, June 13 competing with Grandview's premier racing division the NASCAR 358 Modifieds.
The 2017 racing season will include activities and promotions, providing fun for the fans with elements such as: Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience - where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet & Greet, JOE "THE PIZZA DUDE", giveaways, fireworks, and appearances by Miss Thunder on the Hill, Lauren Fischer.
NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with Thunder on the Hill as the Series title sponsor, joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Quaker Steak and Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.
2017 Thunder Racing Series Schedule:
Memorial Day Triple Thunder Thriller --Sunday, May 28 7:30 PM - Grandview Speedway -- Big Block/358 Modifieds* 40 laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprint
11th Annual Jesse Hockett Classic - Tuesday, June 13 7:30 PM -- USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Series Eastern Storm and 358 Modifieds*
Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek - Tuesday, July 4 7:30 PM - 410 Sprint Cars & 358 Modifieds*
3rd Annual Thunder Cup Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions - Thursday, August 17 7:30 PM - 410 Sprint Cars & Sportsman*
Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party - Saturday, October 14 6 PM - Big-Block/358 Modifieds 40 Laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprints
*NASCAR Points event
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 28 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 124 events over $4.2 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including: 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legends cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.
About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 55th Anniversary season in 2017. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.
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Sload Parks it at Mahoning Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic ATQMRA
Saturday April 15, 2017, Lehighton, Pa; 2015 ATQMRA Champion Buddy Sload Parked the Colin Martin Spitfire 36 in Victory Lane at the ATQMRA's season opening race at Mahoning Valley Speedway. Heat Races were won by Sload and Kris Graver. Dave Gorbatuk was the highest finishing ACRO Engineering Rookie contender. A total of five 2017 rookie contenders were on hand at the opener. Next up for the ATQMRA is Wall Stadium on Saturday April 29th for wingless racing on that track's flat inner oval.
The front row of Joey Bailey and Jeff Kot took the green flag and charged into the first turn . Buddy Sload took advantage of his fourth starting position to sweep into the lead to be scored the race leader on lap one. The caution fell for Kyle Taraska on lap 2 when his mount lost power. The restart saw Sload shoot into the lead and open a gap when the race was slowed for the final time on lap 3 by a slowing Joey Payne III who would return to action.
Sload again launched into the lead and ran away and hid as Kris Graver worked his way into second on lap six from his 7th starting spot in the Janisch 48 that won the 2017 ATQMRA Championship. With the speed Graver showed in his heat race he was the odds on favorite heading into the feature. His fast lap in the heat was nearly 4 tenths faster than the field. When he worked his way into second he set sail to reel Sload in. Graver couldn't negotiate lapped traffic as efficiently as Sload and would have to settle for second.
Sload thanked car owner Colin Martin for allowing him and BJ MacDonald to revitalize the team's Spitfire 36. They certainly did their job well returning the iconic Spitfire to Victory lane in its first outdoor race since the rebuild. The car is the very car that NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominee MIke Stefanik raced to his only Victory in his Home State of Rhode Island at the Dunkin Doughnuts Center Indoor Race a number of years ago.
Engineering Student Joey Bailey would round out the podium in the Zuzzalo 02 with Mike Tidaback finishing fourth in the Alan Mollot 51. Jeff Kot rounded out the top five in his Behrent's Performance/Janisch/Yuhas Chassis 88 after being near the top of the speed chart all day long.
The ACRO Engineering Rookie of the Race was Dave Gorbatuk in his Spitfire 32 Putting him at the top of the Rookie Championship Standings. He also pocketed the Advance Shock Technology contingency award for Sporting Advance Shocks on all four corners of his Spitfrire. Jon Keller was the second highest finishing Rookie with Cole Mullen making his first laps in a TQ Midget that day at Mahoning with Kyle Taraska being a DNF. The other Rookie on hand was Ronnie Mullen. His team's new BGF Chassis mount will be ready for the next show at Wall on the 29th.
Buddy Sload showed his speed in the heat race and led every lap to earn the win. Graver was the only racer to dip into the 8 second bracket running an 8.984 second lap to win his heat in dominant fashion.
The MNO Money's No Object award winner was Joey Bailey. The MNO award is $100 that is given to a random driver selected at the end of the race donated by the legendary Bob Emmons at each race throughout the season.
The ATQMRA is raffling off a five gallon pale of the organization's official fuel, VP's popular C12 product. Jeff Kot's crew girl Macey was holding the winning ticket for this week's raffle.
The Buzz in the Pits at the season opener at Mahoning was talk about the exciting return of Midget racing to the grounds of Pocono International Raceway on the weekend of August 18 and 19th. Everyone is excited to be given the opportunity to race at Pocono Raceway and to take part in the TQ Tricky Challenge presented by the Classic Racing Times. Teams are encouraged to click the following link and print out and send their application in to the Classic Racing Times or bring them to the track and give them to Blu Metz. http://www.theclassicracingtimes.com/applications
Next up for the ATQMRA is in two weeks at Wall Stadium on Saturday April 29th for the track's Fan Appreciation night. Teams will have the opportunity to have their cars on track for a Meet and greet with the tracks fans. Everyone is encouraged to have their hero cards and handouts ready for this night.
ATQMRA News and Notes: Long Time supporter of the ATQMRA Joe Csernak is Battling a non Hodgkins Lymphoma. He is undergoing treatments currently and has a good prognosis. Joe can use our prayers and well wishes. Cards can reach him at 739 Point Phillips Road, Bath, Pa 18014. If anyone has something they would like mentioned in one of our releases whether its a sponsor mention an upcoming birthday wish or a special announcement please let Blu Metz know and I will work to include it in one of our upcoming releases.
Feature Race 25 Laps 1. 36 Buddy Sload 2. 48 Kris Graver 3. 02 Joey Bailey 4. 51 MIke Tidaback 5. 88 Jeff Kot 6. 1B Ryan Tidman 7. 75 Mark Yoder 8. 98 Matt Roselli 9. 32 Dave Gorbatuk 10. 461 Geoffrey Sutton 11. 20 Jon Keller 12. 73 Austin Fehr 13. 67 Joey Payne 14. 73c Cole Mullen 15. 01 Kyle Tarasks 16. DNS 39 Ron Mullen
Heat Race 1 8 laps 1. 36 Buddy Sload 2. 88 Jeff Kot 3. 75 Mark YOder 4. 1B Ryan Tidman 5. 20 Jon Keller 6. 67 Joey Payne III 7. 01 Kyle Taraska 8. DNS 73 Austin Fehr
Heat Race 2 8 Laps 1. 48 Kris Graver 2. 98 Matt Roselli 3. 02 Joey Bailey 4. 51 MIke Tidaback 5. 32 DAve Gorbatuk 6. 461 Geoffrey Sutton 7. 73c Cole Mullen
ATMQRA 2017 Schedule
April 15 MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY
April 29 WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *
May 6 WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *
May 20 BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY *
June 3 RIVERHEAD RACEWAY *#
June17 BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY *
June24 MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY
July 1 WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *
July 15 BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY *
July 29 CHEMUNG SPEEDROME *
August 12 NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL
Aug 18-19 POCONO RACEWAY *#
September 9 WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *
September 16 MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY
September 30 WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *
October 21 -22 NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL
November 25 WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY *#
Non wing * Indoor Rules Package #
1 – Rick Laubach, 2 – Ryan Watt, 3 - Neal Williams, 4 – Jamie Mills, 5 – Brett Kressley, 6 – Dominick Buffalino, 7 – Wade Hendrickson, 8 – Jim Britt, 9 – Jimmy Horton, 10 – Jesse Hill, 11 – Mike Barone, 12 – Tommy Beamer, 13 – Pete Visconti, 14 – Rusty Smith, 15 – Ron Roberts, 16 – Bob Sarkisian, 17 – Dave Shirk, 18 – Ricky Dieva, 19 – Richie Pratt Jr, 20 – Sammy Martz, 21 – Billy Pauch, 22 – Jack Swain, 23 – Mike Franz, 24 – David Hunt
1 – Tom Wills Jr, 2 – Jeramy Doerr, 3 – Brian Ludwig, 4 – Jeff Dirkes, 5 – Ken Moren, 6 – John Parker, 7 – David Kramer, 8 – Andrew Joslin
1 – Matt Stangle, 2 – Brian Papiez, 3 – Dave Damiano, 4 – Travis Hill, 5 – Eric Kormann, 6 – Roger Manning, 7 – Adam Cox, 8 – Clyde Cox, 9 – Jeremy Harrington, 10 – Chris Jenkins, 11 – Steve Kemery, 12 – David Crossman, 13 – Nick Nocotra, 14 – Bobby Bracall, 15 – John Gilroy, 16 – Dave Izzi, 17 – Roger Gaskill, 18 – Matt Peck, 19 – Matt Luzi, 20 – Scott Kohler, 21 – Brad Roberts, 22 – Bill Briggs, 23 – John Scarpati, 24 – Andrew Belmont, 25 – Tommy Beamer, 26 – Tommy Errico
New Egypt Speedway
Route 539, New Egypt, NJ
Track Phone: 609-758-1900
Contact: Mike Wisniewski – Wiz Motorsports Communications, 856-982-5137
Saturday April 22, 2017 - 358 Modifieds, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks & Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman
3:00 p.m. – Pit gates open
4:00 p.m. – Grandstand gates open
5:00 p.m. – Hot laps start
6:00 p.m. – Racing starts
Saturday April 29, 2017 - Premio Foods Presents 358 Modifieds (Twin 20's), Hammer Sportsman, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars & Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman
3:00 p.m. – Pit gates open
4:00 p.m. – Grandstand gates open
5:00 p.m. – Hot laps start
6:00 p.m. – Racing starts
BILLY PAUCH, JR. WINS SEASON OPENING 358 MODIFIED FEATURE AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY
New Egypt, NJ (April 16, 2017) – At New Egypt Speedway’s season opener presented by Oliver Communications Group, Billy Pauch, Jr. was the victor in the 358 Modified feature. Ryan Godown scored the win in the Northeast Wingless Sprint Car main event. The Hammer Sportsman feature went to Billy Osmun, III. David Burns topped the competition in the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie race.
When the 30-lap 358 Modified feature got underway, Andrew Bohn sped to the front with David Van Horn, Chad Barney, Billy Pauch, Jr. and Kevin Vaclavicek in pursuit. Following an opening lap caution period and restart, Pauch Jr. drove into the runner-up position and began to track down Bohn. On the fourth circuit, Pauch, Jr. slipped by Bohn to gain the lead. With a clear track, Pauch began to pull away until the yellow flag appeared on lap seven for Chris Grbac. On the ensuing restart, Van Horn worked his way by Bohn just before a multi-car incident took place in the fourth corner. When action resumed again, Pauch, Jr. and Van Horn remained in the top two positions with Ryan Godown taking third from Bohn. The final caution period of the contest took place on the eleventh tour as Danny Bouc’s car veered into the outside wall in the first turn. When the green flag waved, Pauch, Jr. fended off Van Horn with Godown, Barney and John McClelland next in tow. At the halfway point, Pauch, Jr. was stretching out his advantage as Van Horn and Godown were dicing for second place and a battle for fourth was brewing between Barney and McClelland. On lap twenty, Pauch, Jr. began to encounter lap traffic. With five circuits remaining and in heavier traffic, Pauch, Jr. was still in top with Van Horn nudging closer. As the two to go signal was given, the third place running Godown began a final surge towards the top and closed in on Van Horn. When the checkered flag waved, Pauch, Jr. was in front to collect the opening night win with Van Horn holding off Godown for second. The Barney and McClelland duel went down to the wire with Barney taking fourth place. Lou Cicconi and Ryan Godown won the 358 Modified qualifying races.
In the 20-lap Northeast Wingless Sprint Car main event, Ryan Godown took the lead from Wayne Weaver on the fourth tour and led the remainder of the event. Weaver, who led the opening three circuits, finished in second place. Lee Nardelli came home in third. Lou Cicconi and Bobby Butler rounded out the top five. The Northeast Wingless Sprint Car heats were taken by Lee Nardelli and Ryan Godown.
Taking advantage of his pole starting position, Billy Osmun, III led every step of the way to win the 20-lap Hammer Sportsman feature. The victory was Osmun’s first ever in the division. The runner-up position was taken by Will Dupree. Bob Lineman, Jr. finished in third. Fourth went to Pat Wall with 2016 Rookie Champion Cale Ross coming home in fifth. Pat Wall, JR Fulper, and JT Trstensky were the Hammer Sportsman heat race winners. The consolation contest was won by Jimmy Amato.
After taking the lead from Walt McIntyre at the halfway point, David Burns drove away from the field to take the checkered flag in the 8-lap Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie feature. McIntyre came home in second. Rob Mancini, Joseph Brown and Richard Wegner, Sr. completed the field.
On Saturday, April 22 at New Egypt Speedway, the 358 Modifieds, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks & Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman will be in action. Pit gates unlock at 3:00 p.m. with spectator turnstiles opening at 4:00 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 5:00 p.m. and the racing starts at 6:00 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, APRIL 15, 2017
Heat 1 - 1. Lou Cicconi 2. David Van Horn 3. Billy Pauch, Jr. 4. Andrew Bohn 5. DJ Ruppert 6. John McClelland 7. Bryan Kuhl
Heat 2 - 1. Ryan Godown 2. Chris Grbac 3. Chad Barney 4. Steve Davis 5. Lou Farina 6. Brandon Grosso 7. Kevin Vaclavicek
358 MODIFIEDS - 30 LAPS FEATURE
1. BILLY PAUCH, JR. 2. David Van Horn 3. Ryan Godown 4. Chad Barney 5. John McClelland 6. Brandon Grosso 7. Willie Osmun 8. PJ Oliver 9. Bryan Kuhl 10. Tad Cox 11.Ryan Krachun 12. Chris Grbac 13. John Pakenham 14. Steve Davis 15. Andrew Bohn 16. Kevin Vaclavicek 17. Marty Saxton 18. Danny Bouc 19. Lou Cicconi 20. Lou Farina 21. Doug Ostwald 22. DJ Ruppert
Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars
Heat 1 - 1. Lee Nardelli 2. Lou Cicconi 3. Bobby Butler 4. Brian Spencer 5. Wayne Weaver 6. Duane Nixon
Heat 2 - 1. Ryan Godown 2. Rich Mellor 3. Jermain Godshall 4. Heidi Heddin 5. Karl Freyer
NORTHEAST WINGLESS SPRINT CARS - 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. RYAN GODOWN 2. Wayne Weaver 3. Lee Nardelli 4. Lou Cicconi 5. Bobby Butler 6. Brian Spencer 7. Heidi Heddin 8. Jermain Godshall 9. Duane Nixon 10. Rich Mellor
DNS: Karl Freyer, Larry Drake
Heat 1 - 1. Pat Wall 2. Mike Lyons 3. Will Dupree 4. John Criscione 5. Ryan Simmons 6. Tommy Tanner
Heat 2 - 1. JR Fulper 2. TJ Lilly 3. Bob Lineman, Jr. 4. Billy Osmun, III 5. Marty Resnick 6. Kyle Kania
Heat 3 - 1. JT Trstensky 2. Joe Dill 3. Cale Ross 4. Jesse Dill 5. Jeff Bubori 6. Jason Kosch
Consolation - 1. Jimmy Amato 2. Jeremy Martino 3. George Gareis, Jr. 4. Aaron Weaver 5. Glenn Knell 6. Richard Wegner, Sr.
HAMMER SPORTSMAN - 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. BILLY OSMUN III, 2. Will Dupree 3. Bob Lineman, Jr. 4. Pat Wall 5. Cale Ross 6. Tommy Tanner 7. JR Fulper 8. JT Trstensky 9. Joe Dill 10. Jimmy Amato 11. Kyle Kania 12. Jeremy Martino 13. Jason Kosch 14. Marty Resnick 15. John Criscione 16. Jesse Dill 17. Richard Wegner, Sr. 18. Mike Lyons 19. Jeff Bubori 20. TJ Lilly 21. David Burns 22. Aaron Weaver 23. Ryan Simmons 24. Glenn Knell 25. George Gareis, Jr.
DNQ: Walt McIntyre, Johnny Bangs, Will Trstensky, Shawn Ratchford, Tom McCoy, Steve Desmelyk
LYONS CONSTRUCTION/METAL FAB ROOKIE SPORTSMAN - 8 LAPS FEATURE
1. DAVID BURNS 2. Walt McIntyre 3. Rob Mancini 4. Joseph Brown 5. Richard Wegner, Sr.
DNS: George Kohrman