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SUN NATIONAL BANK CENTER TRACK CONSTRUCTION NEARING COMPLETION FOR INDOOR AUTO RACING EVENTS SET FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

TRENTON, NJ December 18, 2014 . . . The transformation of the stark concrete slab that is the floor of Trenton. N.J.’s Sun National Bank Center into a highly competitive tenth-of-a-mile speedway began Wednesday, December 17 and is nearing completion as of Thursday afternoon, December 18.

The labor intensive job is in preparation for Battle Of Trenton II, two days of Three Quarter Midget racing on Friday and Saturday, December 18-19. TQs are joined by Champ Karts Friday night and by the Lentini Auto Salvage Slingshots Saturday evening.

The Len Sammons Motorsports Productions produced program racing events currently list 68 TQ Midgets, and 24 Slingshots and Champ Karts each - full fields - for the two days of action.

Track preparation is a two stage process. The most important element of the preparation of the track is the placement of nine truckloads of concrete ‘Jersey barriers’ that define the inside and outside edges of the racing surface. The Jersey barrier was developed at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., in 1950s, hence its name. All Barriers were in place Thursday morning.

The next most important phase of the track prep is the introduction of cola syrup onto the concrete floor. The syrup will combine with the rubber from the Hoosier tires to create adhesion, or ‘grip’ for the cars. Interestingly enough, the rate of adhesion actually increases over the two days of racing activity, the exact opposite of what happens at most outdoor venues.

The first on-track action starts at 1:00 p.m. Friday with closed- to-the-public TQ Midget and Champ Kart practice and time trials.

Spectator gates open at 6:30 p.m. with the first actual racing set to start at 7:30 p.m.

The next day, Saturday, on track action racing begins at 1:00 p.m. with closed-to-the public practice.

Gates for spectators open at 5:00 p.m. Saturday. The popular meet-and-greet session known as Fanfest starts as soon as the gates open, leading up to a 7:00 p.m. start time for racing with TQs joined by the Lentini Auto Salvage Slingshots.

Tickets for both events are available online at www.comcasttix.com and will be available at the arena box office the day of the event.

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EARLY INTEREST SAYS WALL STADIUM TURKEY DERBY WILL FEATURE STAR STUDDED FIELD

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ If the interest already shown for the 41st annual Turkey Derby stock car spectacular at Wall Stadium Speedway is any indication, the field of Tour Type Modified and Downs Ford Modified competitors should be star studded to say the least.

The Turkey Derby is the traditional northeast season ending stock car spectacular presented during the daylight hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. The Tour Type Modifieds, Downs Ford Modifieds, Dirt Track Modified/Sportsman, Sportsman racers, Limited Late Models, Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks, Legend Cars, TQ Midgets and Demolition Derby competitors will all see action during the weekend. The Tour Type and Downs Ford Modified main events are featured on Saturday.

One of the first Tour Type Modified competitors to contact the speedway office was former Sprint Cup driver Jeremy Mayfield who has recently raced Modifieds in the south and has expressed his desire to compete in the Turkey Derby. Pennsylvania’s Zane Zeiner, Shaun Carrig of Little Falls and New Hampshire’s Less Hinckley have also expressed their interest to compete. The speedway will welcome recent Mahoning Valley Speedway winner Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa. to the Turkey Derby and Ryan Preece, a favorite on the Whelen Modified Tour, has also made his intentions known.

Professional auto racers from all divisions that will be participating in Wall Stadium Speedway’s 41st annual “Turkey Derby” on Thanksgiving weekend will have the opportunity to participate in paid practice sessions this Saturday, November 15, and on November 22. On each Saturday competitor pit area gates will open at 10:30 a.m. with on track action starting at noon. Although both are paid sessions for the race teams fans are welcome to witness the practice from the grandstand free of charge.

Rules, entry forms, pit pass forms and a hotel list are all available on the track website at wallspeedwayracing.com. Lap sponsorships for all divisions, available at $25, $50 and $100, are also available by calling the speedway office at 732-681-6400.

The speedway staff is happy to announce that like last year a large heated tent will be available for the comfort of the race fans in the midway area for Turkey Derby weekend. Although officials are busy with Turkey Derby preparations they are also making plans for the 2015 season.

The speedway is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400, while CKMotorsports@aol.com is the track’s email address. More information is also available at www.wallspeedwayracing.com.

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CONCORD, N.C. — Nov. 8, 2014 — Brian Brown won a thrilling shootout with Stevie Smith to close out the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals. Brown, who lead much of the night, held off challenges from Daryn Pittman, the previous night’s winner and then Smith late to score his first ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1] [$12,000]; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith [4] [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [2] [$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$2,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [5] [$2,500]; 6. 2D-Danny Lasoski [14] [$2,300]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [11] [$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [13] [$2,100]; 9. 51-Paul McMahan [3] [$2,050]; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky [9] [$2,000]; 11. 24R-Rico Abreu [12] [$1,500]; 12. 14K-Dale Blaney [17] [$1,200]; 13. 4-Cody Darrah [23] [$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$1,050]; 15. 14-Lance Dewease [15] [$1,000]; 16. 98H-Dave Blaney [10] [$1,000]; 17. 2-Shane Stewart [21] [$1,000]; 18. 27-Greg Hodnett [20] [$1,000]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [26] [$]; 20. 19M-Brent Marks [19] [$1,000]; 21. 1s-Logan Schuchart [25] [$]; 22. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [24] [$1,000]; 23. 11-Steve Kinser [18] [$1,000]; 24. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [22] [$1,000]; 25. 45-Tim Shaffer [8] [$1,000]; 26. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16] [$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-26, 28-30, Daryn Pittman 27. KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Cody Darrah [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.118; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 13.256; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.293; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.293; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.303; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.330; 7. 24R-Rico Abreu, 13.336; 8. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.375; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.391; 10. 2D-Danny Lasoski, 13.392; 11. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.426; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.440; 13. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.466; 14. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.478; 15. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.498; 16. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.514; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.524; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.527; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.528; 20. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.531; 21. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.531; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.544; 23. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.554; 24. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.559; 25. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.569; 26. 83-David Gravel, 13.583; 27. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.600; 28. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.620; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.622; 30. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.628; 31. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.645; 32. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.652; 33. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.660; 34. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.662; 35. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.681; 36. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr, 13.686; 37. 49X-Cole Duncan, 13.694; 38. 16-Jac Haudenschild, 13.719; 39. 13K-Ryan Bohlke, 13.745; 40. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.768; 41. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.821; 42. RG3-Logan Wagner, 13.822; 43. 24B-Justin Barger, 13.827; 44. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.847; 45. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.885; 46. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 13.978; 47. 4C-Tyler Courtney, 13.982; 48. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.991; 49. 4S-Danny Smith, 14.008; 50. 19-Paige Polyak, 14.090; 51. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.405; 52. 25-Chris Myers, 14.424; 53. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 14.453; 54. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.750; 55. 47-Eric Riggins Jr, 15.936; 56. 12W-Troy Fraker, 16.918

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 45-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 14-Lance Dewease [2]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 6. 83-David Gravel [6]; 7. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [8]; 8. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [10]; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree [11]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [9]; 11. 40-Caleb Helms [7]; 12. 12W-Troy Fraker [12]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [3]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 49X-Cole Duncan [8]; 8. RG3-Logan Wagner [9]; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan [7]; 10. 4C-Tyler Courtney [10]; 11. 25-Chris Myers [11]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [2]; 6. 1s-Logan Schuchart [7]; 7. 16-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 8. 24B-Justin Barger [9]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]; 10. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [11]; 11. 63-Kody Swanson [3]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith [4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 5. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 94-Ryan Smith [9]; 9. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [8]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [11]; 11. 4S-Danny Smith [10]

Heat 5 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks [2]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [5]; 5. 2D-Danny Lasoski [3]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [6]; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver [7]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9]; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [8]; 10. 19-Paige Polyak [10]; 11. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [11]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith [3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [10]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [9]; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer [6]; 9. 7-Craig Dollansky [8]; 10. 98H-Dave Blaney [7]

D-Main - (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the C-Feature) - 1. 4C-Tyler Courtney [1] [-]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2] [-]; 3. 19-Paige Polyak [4] [$100]; 4. 25-Chris Myers [6] [$100]; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard [8] [$100]; 6. 12W-Troy Fraker [9] [$100]; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree [5] [$100]; 8. 4S-Danny Smith [3] [$100]; 9. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [7] [$100]; 10. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [10] [$100]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) - 1. 59-Danny Holtgraver [1] [-]; 2. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [2] [-]; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [6] [$125]; 4. RG3-Logan Wagner [8] [$125]; 5. 49X-Cole Duncan [3] [$125]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith [10] [$100]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7] [$100]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11] [$100]; 9. 24B-Justin Barger [9] [$100]; 10. 13K-Ryan Bohlke [5] [$100]; 11. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [12] [$100]; 12. 4C-Tyler Courtney [13] [$100]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [14] [$100]; 14. 16-Jac Haudenschild [4] [$100]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [-]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney [4] [-]; 3. 2D-Danny Lasoski [3] [-]; 4. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [6] [-]; 5. 83-David Gravel [7] [$200]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [9] [$180]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$175]; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson [14] [$160]; 9. 24-Terry McCarl [10] [$150]; 10. 1s-Logan Schuchart [13] [$150]; 11. 40-Caleb Helms [11] [$150]; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver [15] [$150]; 13. 11N-Randy Hannagan [12] [$150]; 14. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [16] [$150]; 15. 63-Kody Swanson [2] [$150]; 16. 17B-Bill Balog [8] [$150]

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Perris, California…….Robert Ballou took home $20,000 for his impressive drive on Saturday to sweep the Perris Auto Speedway “Budweiser Oval Nationals” presented by All Coast Construction. The Rocklin, California native came on the second half of the race after a losing a few spots early to close out the biggest win of his career, making it five for the season and the ninth of his career.

“This is just a testament to our perseverance. We were as low as we could be earlier this season, but we kept at it and hit our stride and have put together the best stretch of races we’ve ever had. This track has never been kind to me, but we had the thing great the last half of the race. I have to thank Derrick Bye for all the work he puts into this car and all the people who have stood behind us to get us here,” Ballou said.

Dave Darland started from the pole after winning the “Super 6 Dash” and led the field into turn-one, but he bicycled and quickly fell to fourth as Mike Spencer grabbed the lead. C.J. Leary moved to second as Ballou cleared Darland for the third spot.

Spencer immediately felt pressure from Leary, who was already using the extreme high side. He jumped above the cushion getting into turn-one and turned down across the track to the bottom of turn-two and rocketed to the lead on lap six. A lap later, he missed his mark and Spencer shot back past. On lap eight, Leary hit his line again off turn-two and this time opened up his lead.

A quick caution set up a restart, but Leary got a great run down the frontstretch to pull away. The race went green until lap nineteen when Geoff Ensign flipped in turn-two just as Spencer had capitalized on a Leary mistake to return to the lead. Leary continued to hold back Spencer, as he drove through turns one and two and ran the cushion in three and four.

Leary missed his line on the next restart, and Spencer moved back to the front on lap twenty. Two laps later, Garrett Hansen flipped in turn-two and the red flag was opened up. On the restart with 18 laps to go, Spencer led Darland, Leary, Jon Stanbrough, and Ballou.

After another caution with sixteen laps to go, which saw Leary head to the work area after bicycling just before and catching the wall, Spencer led as Ballou moved past Stanbrough and Darland to get to the runner-up spot. He closed on Spencer and got a run down the backstretch on lap thirty to throw a slide-job for the lead.

Once out front, Ballou was untouchable, moving around on the track as rubber started to come in through the turns. He looked to be home free until Rickie Gaunt came to a stop on the backstretch with two laps to go. Ballou closed the deal, though, winning by .647 seconds in the MPHG Promotions – Tom Buch #12x Maxim/Ott. His crew chief, Bye, earned the “Ray Scheetz Oval Nationals Outstanding Crew Chief Award.”

Behind Ballou, Spencer held off a hard-charging Bryan Clauson to claim the runner-up spot, finishing a strong weekend which honored his former crew chief Bruce Bromme, Jr., who was named the event’s Grand Marshal shortly before his death earlier this season. The former “Oval Nationals” champion represented the home team in the Ron Chaffin Motorsports – Grubstake Mini Storage #50 Maxim/Shaver.

“It was really a great battle up front throughout the race. We were able to hang in there and keep fighting for the lead with whoever came at us. Robert just ended up being better than us late in the race. I’m really proud of my team. We put a new car together for this race and were fast all weekend. It’s an honor to drive for this team,” Spencer said.

Clauson again notched a close call in his pursuit of an “Oval Nationals” win, coming home third in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing – Chevy Performance #20 Beast/Kistler.

“We just kinda got jammed up early in the race and lost some ground, but it was definitely getting better and better towards the end. I was getting going really well on the bottom as the race went on, and I guess I ended up being the last one down there. We made our way up through there pretty good, but I hated to see the rubber come in and make that groove so fast,” Clauson said.

Darland came home fourth in the Phillips Motorsports – Racer’s Advantage Store #71P DRC/Foxco, and Ryan Bernal came from tenth to round out the top-five in the Phulps Motorsports – Tri-L Mandarin Ranch #56 ART/Wesmar.

Chad Boespflug came from 22nd to finish tenth, earning the $1,000 “Tony Jones Hard Charger Award” in the Baldwin Brothers Racing – Fox Paving #5 DRC/Claxton Mopar.

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: November 8, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – 19th Budweiser “Oval Nationals” presented by All Coast Construction

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-16.577; 2. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-16.619; 3. Darren Hagen, 17RW, Dutcher-16.687; 4. Nic Faas, 37F, Mitchell-16.813; 5. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.822; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.828; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.838; 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.855; 9. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-16.923; 10. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73, Ford-16.954; 11. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-16.967; 12. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.980; 13. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.003; 14. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-17.009; 15. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.016; 16. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-17.023; 17. Danny Faria, Jr., 2F, Bowman-17.044; 18. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-17.059; 19. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-17.076; 20. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-17.100; 21. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.104; 22. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.122; 23. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-17.240; 24. Max Adams, 5x, Adams-17.244; 25. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.245; 26. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-17.290; 27. Colby Copeland, 5v, VanLare-17.334; 28. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.371; 29. Greg Alexander, 72, Henry-17.381; 30. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-17.413; 31. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.437; 32. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.456; 33. Austin Liggett, 9s, Hurst-17.496; 34. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.501; 35. Terry Schank, Jr., 1, Gleason-17.532; 36. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.557; 37. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.633; 38. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.640; 39. Jeremy Ellertson, 98x, Ellertson-17.661; 40. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.714; 41. Johnathon Henry, 17, Henry-17.830; 42. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.845; 43. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.962; 44. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-18.046; 45. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.521; 46. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-18.624; 47. Tobey Sampson, 12B, Blair-18.646;

FIRST HEAT : (10 laps) 1. D. Gardner, 2. Bell, 3. Mitchell, 4. Johnson, 5. Swanson, 6. Faria, 7. Alexander, 8. Bezio. NT

SECOND HEAT : (10 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Stockon, 3. Grant, 4. R. Gardner, 5. Thomas, 6. Boespflug, 7. Rossi, 8. Andretti. 2:58.72

THIRD HEAT : (10 laps) 1. A. Williams, 2. Clauson, 3. C. Williams, 4. Hagen, 5. Ensign, 6. Copeland, 7. Ballard, 8. Gaunt. NT

FOURTH HEAT : (10 laps) 1. R. Vander Weerd, 2. Bernal, 3. Pelkey, 4. Faas, 5. Adams, 6. Hansen, 7. T. Williams, 8. J. Vander Weerd. NT

“SUPER 6 DASH” : (6 laps) 1. Dave Darland (71P, Phillips), 2. Mike Spencer (50, Chaffin), 3. C.J. Leary (30, Leary), 4. Robert Ballou (12x, Ballou), 5. Jon Stanbrough (37RW, Dutcher), 6. Brady Bacon (69, Dynamics). 1:46.20

FIRST B MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Pelkey, 2. Johnson, 3. Thomas, 4. Gaunt, 5. Faas, 6. Mitchell, 7. R. Gardner, 8. L. Williams, 9. Bender, 10. Curtis, 11. Sweeney, 12. Ellertson, 13. Liggett, 14. Copeland, 15. Everhart, 16. Henry, 17. Bezio, 18. Sibley. NT

SECOND B MAIN: (12 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Hagen, 3. Grant, 4. Boespflug, 5. Ensign, 6. Rossi, 7. C. Williams, 8. Adams, 9. Andretti, 10. Schank, 11. T. Williams, 12. Hurst, 13. Hansen, 14. Ballard, 15. Edwards, 16. Gansen, 17. Sampson, 18. Swanson. NT

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Damion Gardner, 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Chad Boespflug, 11. Chase Stockon, 12. Christopher Bell, 13. Darren Hagen, 14. C.J. Leary, 15. Austin Williams, 16. Danny Faria, Jr., 17. Tracy Hines, 18. Cody Williams, 19. Rickie Gaunt, 20. R.J. Johnson, 21. Josh Pelkey, 22. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 23. Garrett Hansen, 24. Geoff Ensign, 25. Nic Faas, 26. Justin Grant. NT
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***Henry flipped in the 1st B Main. Copeland flipped in the 1st B Main. Faas flipped on Lap 17. Ensign flipped on Lap 19. Hansen flipped on Lap 23. Thomas, Jr. flipped on Lap 25.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Spencer, Lap 6 Leary, Lap 7 Spencer, Laps 8-19 Leary, Laps 20-30 Spencer, Laps 31-40 Ballou.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,868; 2-Clauson-1,815; 3-Darland-1,790; 4-Stanbrough-1,690; 5-Stockon-1,532; 6-Hines-1,452; 7-Grant-1,418; 8-Ballou-1,412; 9-Chris Windom-1,351; 10-Leary-1,268.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-D.Gardner-1,255, 2-Spencer-1,045, 3-Brody Roa-790, 4-Mitchell-787, 5-C.Williams-786, 6-A.Williams-760, 7-Swanson-660, 8-R.Vander Weerd-656, 9-Faas-642, 10-Bernal-508.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR RACE: November 14-15 – Peoria, AZ – Canyon Speedway Park - 14th Hose Advantage Store “Hall of Fame Classic”

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Perris, California…….Robert Ballou continued his impressive second half of 2014 which has seen him put together an impressive run of podium finishes and three AMSOIL National Sprint Car wins this season, as he picked up the preliminary feature for the Budweiser “Oval Nationals” presented by All Coast Construction in a non-stop thirty-lapper Friday night. The Rocklin, California native pulled away over the last half of the race, scoring his first win at the southern California speedway and locking himself into Saturday’s $20,000-to-win finale.

“This place has been so tough on me, and I consider it one of if not the toughest race track in the country, so to win here is especially satisfying. We’ve put together a great stretch and have our program where we know it needs to be, and the results have shown that,” Ballou said.

Ballou started from the pole and stayed low as he found grip right on the bottom to lead the opening laps. Dave Darland, who started alongside Ballou, patrolled the high line and roared past with the lead on lap five. Darland opened up his advantage as Ballou jumped to the cushion and held second.

Those two raced away from a great battle behind them, and Ballou began to close as they neared the halfway mark. On lap 14, he had a run down the backstretch and shot to the bottom, sliding up in front of Darland with the lead again. He would never be seriously challenged again, working traffic to perfection while building up a 2.857-second final margin of victory in the Blakesley Auto – Deaton’s Waterfront Services #12x Maxim/Ott.

“Dave Darland is the winningest USAC Sprint Car driver of all-time, so when you see him go by you and the top is that good, you have to believe the race is probably over. But I just got into such a good rhythm and was better than him, and I really didn’t want to push the issue, but I didn’t have much choice other than to slide past him for the lead. It was treacherous in traffic dealing with so many fast cars since we went green the whole way, so I was happy to see it get over with,” Ballou said.

Brady Bacon fought through early engine issues and used the bottom to claw past Darland and claim the runner-up position, giving himself a 68-point lead with three races remaining for the Hoffman Auto Racing – Mean Green #69 Triple X/Williams Mopar.

“We lost a cylinder early in the race and I was just happy to not have it turn out to be a more major issue. It actually probably helped us a little bit with running the bottom. We ended up gaining a little bit tonight and got ourselves in good position tomorrow, which is what we’re trying to do out here. We need clean, smooth nights and tonight we had a little hiccup but caught some luck, and that’s nice to have sometimes,” Bacon said.

Jon Stanbrough battled with Bacon throughout the race, and the two finally cleared Darland late in the going as Stanbrough rounded out the podium in the Griffin’s Propane – MP Environmental Services #37RW Maxim/Fisher.

“It’s been a great few weeks for me with getting married and bringing out my restored Jimmy Oskie J.F.K. car to California, and I always love coming out here. We came on more and more as the race went on, so I’m really happy to get a podium and put ourselves in good position for tomorrow night,” Stanbrough said.

Darland came home fourth in the Phillips Motorsports – Racer’s Advantage Store #71P DRC/Foxco, while C.J. Leary backed up his “Billy Wilkerson Fast Time Award” from Woodland Auto Display with a top-five run in the Leary Construction Company – Green Tech Lubricants #30 DRC/Claxton Mopar.

Those five along with seventh-place finisher Mike Spencer accrued enough points to lock into tomorrow’s feature, as they will run a “Super 6 Dash” to line up the race’s first three rows.

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: November 7, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – 19th Budweiser “Oval Nationals” presented by All Coast Construction

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.295; 2. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-16.313; 3. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.324; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-16.413; 5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.467; 6. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-16.487; 7. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-16.557; 8. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-16.573; 9. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-16.605; 10. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.651; 11. Danny Faria, Jr., 2F, Bowman-16.652; 12. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-16.679; 13. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.719; 14. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.749; 15. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.752; 16. Darren Hagen, 17RW, Dutcher-16.773; 17. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.809; 18. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.833; 19. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-16.835; 20. Nic Faas, 37F, Mitchell-16.839; 21. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 73, Ford-16.859; 22. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.862; 23. Christopher Bell, 51T, Roth-16.869; 24. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-16.880; 25. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.881; 26. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.899; 27. Chad Boespflug, 5B, Baldwin-16.916; 28. Geoff Ensign, 3F, Finkenbinder-16.927; 29. Johnathan Henry, 17, Henry-16.958; 30. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-16.991; 31. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.005; 32. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-17.010; 33. Shon Deskins, 20s, Deskins-17.026; 34. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.047; 35. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.058; 36. Austin Liggett, 9s, Hurst-17.064; 37. Michael Curtis, 45c, Turner/Wheeler-17.182; 38. Garrett Hansen, 7, Priestley-17.234; 39. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.264; 40. Max Adams, 5x, Adams-17.272; 41. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.355; 42. Colby Copeland, 5v, VanLare-17.359; 43. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.406; 44. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-17.467; 45. Terry Schank, Jr., 1, Gleason-17.513; 46. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.640; 47. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.644; 48. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.647; 49. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.658; 50. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.674; 51. Jeremy Ellertson, 98x, Ellertson-17.754; 52. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-17.807; 53. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.241; 54. Tobey Sampson, 12B, Blakesley-18.766; 55. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-NT.

C MAIN: (10 laps) 1. Hurst, 2. T. Williams, 3. Copeland, 4. Schank, 5. Ballard, 6. Bender, 7. Andretti, 8. Sibley, 9. Edwards, 10. Sweeney, 11. Gansen, 12. Everhart, 13. Sampson, 14. Ellertson. 3:01.09

FIRST HEAT : (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. R. Gardner, 3. Johnson, 4. C. Williams, 5. Hagen, 6. Liggett, 7. Faria, 8. Leary. 2:54.71

SECOND HEAT : (10 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Grant, 4. Boespflug, 5. Rossi, 6. J. Vander Weerd, 7. Curtis, 8. D. Gardner. NT

THIRD HEAT : (10 laps) 1. Bell, 2. Bernal, 3. Spencer, 4. Darland, 5. Ensign, 6. R. Vander Weerd, 7. Hansen, 8. Deskins. 2:56.30

FOURTH HEAT : (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Bacon, 3. Gaunt, 4. Mitchell, 5. Alexander, 6. Martin, 7. L. Williams, 8. Henry. NT

FIFTH HEAT : (10 laps) 1. Pelkey, 2. Hines, 3. Swanson, 4. Clauson, 5. A. Williams, 6. Faas, 7. Bezio, 8. Adams. 3:02.06

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Hagen, 3. Faria, 4. R. Vander Weerd, 5. A. Williams, 6. Rossi, 7. Faas, 8. Liggett, 9. D. Gardner, 10. Ensign, 11. J. Vander Weerd, 12. Alexander, 13. Henry, 14. Adams, 15. Bezio, 16. Schank, 17. Copeland, 18. Hurst, 19. Curtis, 20. T. Williams, 21. Martin, 22. Hansen, 23. Deskins, 24. L. Williams. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Dave Darland, 5. C.J. Leary, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Mike Spencer, 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 9. Ryan Bernal, 10. Christopher Bell, 11. Matt Mitchell, 12. Danny Faria, Jr., 13. Ronnie Gardner, 14. Tracy Hines, 15. Justin Grant, 16. Damion Gardner, 17. Chase Stockon, 18. Darren Hagen, 19. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 20. R.J. Johnson, 21. Cody Williams, 22. Josh Pelkey, 23. Chad Boespflug, 24. Rickie Gaunt, 25. Austin Williams, 26. Jake Swanson. 9:24.75
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***Colston flipped in Qualifying. Leary flipped in Heat 1. D. Gardner flipped in Heat 2. L. Williams flipped in the Semi. Hansen flipped in the Semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Ballou, Laps 5-13 Darland, Laps 14-30 Ballou.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1- Bacon-1,829; 2-Clauson-1,761; 3-Darland-1,739; 4-Stanbrough-1,654; 5-Stockon-1,501; 6-Hines-1,433; 7-Grant-1,405; 8-Ballou-1,352; 9-Chris Windom-1,351; 10-Leary-1,243.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: November 8 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, California – Budweiser “Oval Nationals” presented by All Coast Construction
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