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KEVIN THOMAS, JR. LAYS THE SMACKDOWN ON NIGHT ONE AT KOKOMO

Kokomo, Indiana August 25, 2016 – Kevin Thomas, Jr. stormed out of the gates on the opening lap and never looked back as he completely dominated all 30 laps to win Thursday night’s “Sprint Car Smackdown V” USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship opener at Kokomo Speedway.

The victory was an emotional one for the Cullman, Alabama native as he became the first driver to roll onto the newly-redesigned victory lane adorned with the late Bryan Clauson’s “BC” logo and, underneath, the words “Parked It” – a phrase that had become synonymous with Clauson throughout his legendary career.

Kevin Thomas, Jr. and the 4J Motorsports crew celebrate in victory lane after winning Thursday night’s “Sprint Car Smackdown V” opener at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. (RYAN SELLERS PHOTO)

“Winning tonight means everything,” Thomas said in victory lane alongside his 4J Motorsports/Franklin Equipment – CEP Concrete/DRC/Chevy. “We’d come to this place and race for five dollars and this was a lot of people’s ‘place of worship,’ not even just Bryan’s. But it’s special to pull into victory lane and see his name there. It’s hard to hold the emotions back, but there’s no real need to. Every time we showed up here, you knew you had to beat him and that was something that pushed all of us to strive for greatness here. I learned from him and studied what he did here, so it’s special. I’m just glad we could ‘park it.’ As for the rest of our weekend, I’m really confident. We’ve raced here a lot this year, so we’ve seen about every different track condition that could present itself. That’s definitely beneficial, I feel like, so I feel like if we stay out of trouble, we’re going to have a good shot at winning this whole deal.”

When the green flag dropped, Thomas shot out of a cannon from his pole starting position, sliding up in front of outside front row starter Chase Stockon into turn one to grab the lead and quickly distanced himself from the rest of the field.

On the third lap, tenth-running Cole Ketcham slowed to a creep down the front straightaway, creating a hairy moment in the middle of pack. Series point leader Brady Bacon and Jerry Coons, Jr. narrowly avoided catastrophe as they made contact with the rear of Ketcham’s slowing machine. Bacon and Coons would continue on while Ketcham’s night would come to a close.

On the lap three restart, Thomas once again affixed his no. 4J to the top of the leaderboard, but a fierce battle behind him commenced with Dave Darland and Stockon slugging it out for second.

Darland drove it deep into turn three, sliding right across the nose of Stockon with mere inches to spare in turn four, briefly taking the spot, but Stockon was able to counter, turning underneath Darland to beat the four-time track champ to the flag stand to reclaim second.

Darland followed in pursuit of Stockon into turn one as Chris Windom entered the fray on the bottom. Darland used a big run off the cushion at the top of turn two to split between Windom and Stockon down the back straight to grab second and began to set his sights on Thomas, who used the battle behind him to his advantage, extending his lead to one-and-a-half second by lap five.

By the tenth lap, Thomas’ lead over Darland was a full-straightaway, while Windom and Stockon duked it out in a classic duel for third. Lap-after-lap, Windom and Stockon exchanged sliders as they sliced and diced their way past each other throughout much of the middle stages of the 30-lapper.

A yellow for the stopped car of Logan Jarrett erased Thomas’ advantage, but on the restart, Thomas would have the lapped car of Aaron Farney as a buffer between himself and second-running Darland when racing resumed.

Not that Thomas needed the extra help on this particular night, but he would accept it nonetheless, as he pulled away once again on the restart to break away from the pack.

With eight laps to go, Windom began to flex his muscle, sliding past Darland on the bottom of turn four, then beating him in a drag race down the front straightaway to secure the second position. Yet, Windom still found himself over one second back of Thomas with just a handful of laps remaining as he used the bottom to chase down the leader up on the cush.

In the final laps, Windom was able to chip away at the gap between he and Thomas slowly and surely down low, but it would not be enough to run down Thomas as he dominated the contest for all 30 laps to take his second series win of 2016 (Brownstown, Ind.), his 11th career series win and second USAC victory at Kokomo Speedway (2013) over Windom, Darland, Stockon and Justin Grant.

Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas, Jr. earned his second USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship victory of the season Thursday night in the “Sprint Car Smackdown V” opener at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. (RICH FORMAN PHOTO)

Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois, a two-time Kokomo USAC winner and “Smackdown” preliminary night winner back in the event’s inaugural year of 2012, made a solid charge to second at the checkered after a furious battle between himself and Stockon throughout much of the race in his Baldwin Brothers Racing/Fox Paving – AMSOIL/Maxim/Claxton Mopar.

“I raced Chase (Stockon) hard, but clean, which was a lot of fun,” Windom sail. “I think I just raced too hard for too long, though, which hurts because I think we had the best car. By the time we got to a position to track down KT, it was just too late. We’ll take it from eighth tonight and we’ll just have to try and qualify a little better to give us a better starting spot.”

Kokomo Speedway legend Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana knocked out his eighth top-five series finish of the 2016 season, rounding out the podium in third in his Jeff Walker-Curb-Agajanian Racing/Jam-It-In Storage – Hoosier Tire/Maxim/Claxton.

“We were better early in the race than we were late,” Darland acknowledged. “I should’ve made some adjustments in the car, but I didn’t. I didn’t keep up with the track the way I should have, but the track was great. My guys have been teasing me all summer about not running the top enough, so I finally had enough and said ‘I’m going up there.’ We’ll take this third, though, and try to just be a couple better tomorrow and Saturday.”

Contingency award winners Thursday night at Kokomo Speedway included Thomas Meseraull (ProSource Fast Qualifier), C.J. Leary (Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner), Jon Stanbrough (Competition Suspension, Inc. (CSI) Second Heat Winner & KSE Racing Products Hard Charger), Tyler Thomas (Benic Enterprises Third Heat Winner), Hunter Schuerenberg (Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner) and Chad Boespflug (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Feature Finisher).

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: August 25, 2016 – Kokomo, Indiana – Kokomo Speedway – “Sprint Car Smackdown V” (Night One)

PROSOURCE QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Thomas Meseraull, 17GP, Dutcher-13.205; 2. Robert Ballou, 1, Ballou-13.240; 3. Chad Boespflug, 98E, NineEight/EZR-13.263; 4. Justin Grant, 17, McGhee-13.265; 5. Dave Darland, 11, Walker/Curb-Agajanian-13.270; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.304; 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4J, 4J Motorsports-13.338; 8. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-13.343; 9. C.J. Leary, 66, Amati-13.353; 10. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.381; 11. Tyler Thomas, 04, Burton-13.388; 12. Cole Ketcham, 41k, Ketcham-13.417; 13. Tyler Courtney, 23c, TOPP-13.421; 14. Shane Cottle, 57, Hazen-13.455; 15. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-13.489; 16. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-13.523; 17. Tyler Hewitt, 97x, One More Time-13.567; 18. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.593; 19. Mario Clouser, 6, Clouser-13.613; 20. Hunter Schuerenberg, 2E, Epperson-13.624; 21. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-13.633; 22. Jon Stanbrough, 81, Stanbrough-13.636; 23. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.639; 24. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.664; 25. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-13.665; 26. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-13.673; 27. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.698; 28. Dustin Smith, 77, Smith-13.745; 29. Colten Cottle, 1RL, Lambertson-13.758; 30. Clinton Boyles, 2, Boyles-13.762; 31. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR-13.788; 32. Casey Shuman, 50x, Barnhill-13.817; 33. Tim Creech, 2c, Creech-13.861; 34. Brian Karraker, 23k, Karraker-13.866; 35. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-13.924; 36. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-13.935; 37. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-13.998; 38. Matt Westfall, 54, Westfall-14.137; 39. Stuart Brubaker, 35, Brubaker-14.186; 40. Joe Bares, 19, TEST-14.222; 41. Corey Smith, 66s, Smith-14.225; 42. Chad Wilson, 14, Wilson-14.281; 43. Conner Donelson, 42, Donelson-14.429; 44. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-14.965; 45. Shawn Miller, 14x, Miller-15.226.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Hewitt, 3. Courtney, 4. Darland, 5. Meseraull, 6. Daum, 7. C.Cottle, 8. Simon, 9. Goodnight, 10. Creech, 11. C.Smith, 12. Miller. 2:17.08

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Coons, 3. Stockon, 4. Ballou, 5. Bacon, 6. Farney, 7. Boyles, 8. S.Cottle, 9. Karraker, 10. Westfall, 11. Wilson. NT

BENIC ENTERPRISES THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. T.Thomas, 2. Boespflug, 3. Andretti, 4. K.Thomas, 5. Jarrett, 6. Cummins, 7. Clouser, 8. Chapple, 9. Martin, 10. Donelson, 11. Brubaker. 2:16.46

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Ketcham, 3. Grant, 4. Windom, 5. Mattox, 6. Bares, 7. Robbins, 8. D.Smith, 9. Spencer, 10. Bell, 11. Shuman. 2:15.00

C MAIN: (10 laps) 1. Karraker, 2. Chapple, 3. Spencer, 4. C.Smith, 5. Goodnight, 6. Martin, 7. Bares, 8. Donelson, 9. Brubaker, 10. Creech, 11. Westfall, 12. Wilson, 13. Miller, 14. Bell. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Meseraull, 3. Cummins, 4. Daum, 5. Jarrett, 6. C.Cottle, 7. Farney, 8. Karraker, 9. Boyles, 10. Chapple, 11. D.Smith, 12. Mattox, 13. Spencer, 14. Robbins, 15. Clouser, 16. S.Cottle, 17. Simon, 18. C.Smith. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Chris Windom, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Chase Stockon, 5. Justin Grant, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Thomas Meseraull, 9. Tyler Courtney, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Tyler Thomas, 12. Jon Stanbrough, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Kyle Cummins, 15. Jerry Coons Jr., 16. Hunter Schuerenberg, 17. Jarett Andretti, 18. Tyler Hewitt, 19. Colten Cottle, 20. Aaron Farney, 21. Logan Jarrett, 22. Isaac Chapple, 23. Zach Daum, 24. Cole Ketcham. NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 1-30 K.Thomas.

KSE HARD CHARGER: Jon Stanbrough (19th-12th)

NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: 1-Bacon-1,995, 2-Ballou-1,834, 3-Stockon-1,793, 4-Meseraull-1,753, 5-Darland-1,646, 6-Boespflug-1,588, 7-Leary-1,579, 8-Windom-1,458, 9-Max McGhee-1,264, 10-Farney-1,112.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: August 26 – Kokomo (IN) Speedway – “Sprint Car Smackdown V”

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Jersey Rush Results

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AUGUST 23, 2016
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
JERSEY RUSH VI RESULTS

HODNETT AND GODOWN CLAIM JERSEY RUSH VI VICTORIES TUESDAY NIGHT AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

NEW EGYPT, NJ (August 23, 2016) – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville, PA and Ryan Godown of Ringoes, NJ felt the RUSH of victory at New Egypt Speedway this past Tuesday Night, as NAPA Auto Parts and Pioneer Pole Building presented JERSEY RUSH VI – a thrilling doubleheader of racing action featuring the 410 Sprint Cars and a Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modified Challenge.

Davey Sammons (WoS photo)

Davey Sammons of Burlington, NJ selected the first starting position in a blind draw by the top qualifiers with Hodnett starting on the outside of the front row. Hodnett shot to the top spot on the first circuit with Sammons, and Ryan Smith pulling away from the remainder of the field.

The action slowed for the first time on lap 3 for Ryan Godown – the only competitor to compete in both the 410 Sprint and Modified Jersey Rush feature events.

The line-up remained unchanged after the single-file restart with Hodnett leading Sammons and Smith. With the race leaders setting a rapid pace, all eyes were on the fourth position where Kevin Nagy, Lucas Wolfe, and Kyle Reinhardt battled three-wide.

Hodnett weaved in-and-out of lapped traffic on the seventh circuit as Sammons closed on the race leader.

The red flag flew on lap ten as Mechanicsburg, PA’s Lucas Wolfe got the Allebach Racing No. 5w upside down while running fifth.

Greg Hodnett (WoS photo)

Hodnett remained in control on the restart with Sammons and Smith in tow. Kyle Reinhardt made a bold move to claim the fourth position, taking the McClaren Motorsports No. 21 three-wide to take the spot.

The Lealands.com No. 27 machine of Hodnett was well in control when the action slowed for the final time on lap 21.

It was all Hodnett on the restart coasting around lapped traffic and claiming the $5,000 Jersey Rush VI top prize. Tuesday’s event marks Hodnett’s second consecutive Jersey Rush victory.

Sammons finished a strong second as Ryan Smith came home in the third spot, recovering from a wild ride at this event in 2015; JJ Grasso finished in fourth, after a late race charge; and Kyle Reinhardt finished in the fifth position.

Ryan Godown (WoS photo)

“The Ringoes Rocket” Ryan Godown claimed his third New Egypt Speedway Modified victory of the season after starting on the outside of the first row. Bechtelsville, PA’s Jeff Strunk led his No. 126 machine to the initial green flag, leading the early portion of the event.

Strunk held off challenges from track regulars including Godown, Dominick Buffalino, and Billy Pauch. But ultimately it was Godown claiming the top spot at the 8th circuit around the Ocean County d-shaped dirt track.

The yellow flag slowed the action on lap 17 for Chris Grbac who slowed and eventually stopped outside turn two.

Strunk overtook the top spot on the restart before another caution flew high above New Egypt Speedway. While under yellow flag conditions, New Egypt Speedway officials docked Strunk two positions for jumping the earlier restart.

Godown inherited the lead with Frenchtown, NJ’s Billy Pauch running in the second position and Dominick Buffalino in third.

The action slowed on lap 21 for a multi-car tangle in the fourth turn.

Godown took control on the restart and sailed to victory holding off all-time New Egypt Speedway Modified feature winner Billy Pauch. Jeff Strunk rebounded for a third place finish; Dominick Buffalino finished in fourth, and Billy Pauch Jr. charged from the 24th starting position to finish in the top five.

Greg Hodnett claimed the CnB Chubby Quick Time Award with a lap of 14.139.

Collecting $200 in the Oliver Communications Group 410 Sprint Car Heat Races was Kevin Nagy and Joe Kata. Kata also collected $300 for winning the Oliver Communications Dash for Cash. Modified Heat Races were won by John McClelland, Billy Pauch, and Frank Cozze – all of which collected $200 from Oliver Communications Group.

JJ Grasso won the Thayer Performance Burning Rubber Bonus Hard Charger Award picking up a free right rear Hoosier Racing Tire courtesy of Thayer Performance.

Art Leidl was awarded a $300 bonus for being the highest finishing 360 Sprint Car.

Jersey Rush VI is a co-promotion between Lenny, Danny and Davey Sammons, along with special events promoter, Bob Miller.

For More Information about Jersey Rush visit www.jerseyrushrace.com

FULL RESULTS

410 Sprint Cars

Time Trials – 1. Greg Hodnett – 14.139 2. JJ Grasso — 14.454 3. Lucas Wolfe — 14.507 4. Kyle Reinhardt – 14.598 5. Steve Buckwalter – 14.659 6. Davey Sammons – 14.681 7. Ryan Smith – 14.763 8. Davie Franke – 14.784 9. Kevin Nagy – 14.883 10. Brett Michalski – 15.344 11. Art Leidl – 15.482 12. Joe Kata III – 15.491 13. Jevon Ahner – 15.540 14. Ryan Godown — 15.604 15. Anthony Fiore – 15.736 16. Erika Palmai – 15.842 17. Harris Kohen – 16.969 18. Dave Carlberg – NT

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Kevin Nagy 2. Steve Buckwalter 3. Greg Hodnett 4. Lucas Wolfe 5. Ryan Smith 6. Art Leidl

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Joe Kata III 2. Kyle Reinhardt 3. JJ Grasso 4. Davey Sammons 5. Davie Franek 6. Brett Michalski

Oliver Communications Dash for Cash (6 Laps) – 1. Joe Kata 2. Kevin Nagy 3. Kyle Reinhardt 4. JJ Grasso 5. Greg Hodnett 6. Steve Buckwalter

NAPA Auto Parts / Pioneer Pole Buildings Jersey Rush VI (30 Laps) – 1. Greg Hodnett 2. Davey Sammons 3. Ryan Smith 4. JJ Grasso 5. Kyle Reinhardt 6. Steve Buckwalter 7. Davie Franek 8. Joe Kata 9. Art Liedl 10. Brett Michalski 11. Jevon Ahner 12. Kevin Nagy 13. Anthony Fiore 14. Harris Kohen 15. Lucas Wolfe 16. Erika Palmai 17. Ryan Godown

Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modifieds

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. John McClelland 2. Ryan Godown 3. Jeff Strunk 4. PJ Oliver 5. Dominick Buffalino 6. Rich Rutski

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Billy Pauch 2. Billy VanInwegen 3. Jimmy Horton 4. Chad Barney 5. Clay Butler 6. Ryan Krachun

Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Frank Cozze 2. Steve Davis 3. Rick Laubach 4. Danny Bouc 5. Chris Grbac 6. Kevin Vaclavicek

Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Ryan Godown 2. Billy Pauch 3. Jeff Strunk 4. Dominick Buffalino 5. Billy Pauch Jr. 6. Frank Cozze 7. Billy VanInwegen 8. Jimmy Horton 9. David VanHorn 10. Ryan Krachun 11. Danny Bouc 12. Steve Davis 13. DJ Ruppert 14. Clay Butler 15. Rich Rutski 16. Chad Barney 17. PJ Oliver 18. Kevin Vaclavicek 19. Doug Ostwald 20. Chris Grbac 21. Chuck Potts 22. John McClelland 23. Matt Stangle 24. Rick Laubach

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Jersey Rush VI


AUGUST 22, 2016
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THE JERSEY RUSH VI “THE ULTIMATE DOUBLEHEADER”

THE “ULTIMATE DOUBLEHEADER” . . . . .THE JERSEY RUSH VI AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY TUESDSAY NIGHT, RACE TIME 7:30 PM

NEW EGYPT, NJ – The NAPA Auto Parts Jersey Rush VI presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings will invade the New Egypt Speedway Tuesday night, August 23 with the “ultimate doubleheader” showcasing the 410 sprints and modifieds. Gates will open at 5 PM and fans are invited to the pit area for a Meet & Greet that will continue until 6 PM. Fans may enter the pit area through the gate behind the grandstands in turn four. Race time is set for 7:30 PM.

Many of the top 410 sprint drivers will be in the field including two time Jersey Rush winner JJ Grasso. Other entries include Tim Shaffer, Lucas Wolfe, Greg Hodnett, Ryan Smith, Davey Sammons and Kyle Reinhart just to name a few. In the modified field, Ryan Godown is at the top of the roster joined by Billy Pauch, Rick Laubach, PJ Oliver, Willie Osmun, Duane Howard, Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch Jr., David Van Horn, Lou Cicconi and Dominic Buffalino.

The 410 Sprint Cars will race for a $5,000 winner’s share, with $1,000 going to tenth place and $400 to start the A-main. The area’s fastest Sprint Car drivers will compete in 10 lap heat races – set from time trials, and a 12 lap B-Main prior to the 30 lap main event.

The Modifieds will compete for a $3,000 top prize with $1,000 going to the fifth place finisher and $200 to start the feature event. Modified drivers will draw for heat race groups and take part in timed warm-ups with an invert of four heading in to the qualifying heats. Six cars will qualify with the top-four finishers locked into the redraw. There is no entry fee but drivers are encouraged to pre-register by calling 443-513-4456.

Prior to the racing action fans will be treated to a special pre-race Meet and Greet from 5:00-6:00 PM. All race fans are welcome to visit the pit area and get an up-close look at the stars and cars competing in the JERSEY RUSH VI. Spectators can enter the pit area from the gate behind the fourth turn grandstands.

Adult Admission for Jersey Rush VI is $30, Children (6-11): $10 and Children 5 and under are FREE! Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Pit Gates open at 3:30 PM, Grandstands open at 5:00 PM, the Driver’s Meeting will be at 6:15 PM, Warm-Ups at 7:00 PM and racing at 7:30 PM.

NAPA Auto Parts & Pioneer Pole Building presents…

JERSEY RUSH VI
Tuesday, August 23 (Rain Date: August 24) 7:30 PM
New Egypt Speedway
720 Route 539
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Event Information: Len Sammons: 609-888-3618 or Bob Miller 443-513-4456

About New Egypt Speedway
With state-of-the-art facilities, New Egypt Speedway feature daylight-quality lighting system, excellent sightlines – from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheel-chair accessible with wide, clear and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from sausage sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-style prices. On the track, the racy 7/16-mile D-shaped clay oval serves the Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country.

World of Outlaws


Story by Tony Veneziano
Contact: Cristina Córdova
World of Outlaws PR
704-707-0236 | ccordova@dirtcar.com

History Maker:

Schatz Wins Inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Event at Angell Park Speedway

SUN PRAIRIE, Wisc. – August 21, 2016 – Donny Schatz has won at some of the most historic tracks in sprint car racing over the course of his 20 seasons on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The seven-time and defending series champion added the legendary Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin to that list on Sunday night as he picked up the win in the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series in a co-sanctioned event.

For Schatz, it was his series-leading 18th win of the season as he added to his point lead, as he chases his eighth series title. Schatz has now won at 79 different tracks in his career with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. In five starts in the state of Wisconsin this year, he finished on the podium in all five, including picking up a pair of wins.

“This place has a ton of history and is very unique,” said Schatz. “It threw us for a loop with gear and everything. This race team is unreal with what they do with this race car when they unload every night. It was fast right out of the box and got us qualified well and we normally don’t qualify that well. It feels good to finally have your name on a track record.”

Schatz started second and battled Daryn Pittman in the early going, nearly taking the lead a couple of times. Schatz got by Pittman on the back straightaway on lap-17, but Pittman re-took the top spot before that lap was official. On the following circuit, Schatz used a strong restart, following a red flag, to power his way to the lead, on the low side of the track, exiting turn-two. He would pace the remainder of the 40-lap contest.

“The car worked better on the bottom,” he noted. “The top, I would get rolled over and a little bit too tight. I’ve been driving a late model the last three nights and I think that gave me a heads up on what rolling on the right rear feels like. The top was tricky. In (turns) one and two it was right up against the fence and you had to hit it just right to be able to keep your speed. The race track was just awesome. We had a good race with Daryn (Pittman). He had a good pace early and I wasn’t sure if we would be able to keep up with him. The longer we went, the better the car got.”

The 40-lap main event got off to a slow start, with a caution flag flying on the second lap, followed by a red flag, after a restart on that same circuit. Pittman led from the pole on the initial start as well as the ensuing two restarts. Schatz, who started third, moved into second on the opening lap and kept pace with Pittman, as the leaders encountered lapped traffic just five laps into the race.

“This is a fun place,” said Schatz. “I didn’t really know what the track was going to do. There was a top for a little bit and then a bottom. We were actually able to make the middle work as well. It was great to see a great crowd here tonight on such a short notice for a race. It was great to see all of the people and enthusiasm.”

Just past the halfway point of the race, the leaders were in heavy lapped traffic, with Pittman closing back in on Schatz, who got hung up by a couple of slower machines. With 10 laps to go, Pittman was right on Schatz, but once the latter was able to clear a couple of lapped machines, he was able to pull away in the late going. Pittman led the first 17 laps from the pole.

“I just got beat,” said Pittman. “I had a good car early and a pretty decent car late and the track changed a lot and got really slick on the top to a huge curb. Like Donny (Schatz) said, it just wanted to get you rolled up into it, especially off (turn) two. We hung with him for the longest time and then he cleared a few of those lapped cars with five or six (laps) to go and pulled away. This is a fun race track. It was great to see a big crowd. It’s always fun to run in front of capacity crowds at these race tracks.”

Brad Sweet started on the outside of the front row and fell back a spot on the opening lap. For the second straight race, he had a spirited battle with David Gravel. This time it was for the third position. Sweet would claim the spot to secure two position on the podium for Kasey Kahne Racing.

“This place is known for getting that huge curb, right up by the wall,” said Sweet. “That creates great racing. It was really technical and you had to really watch for the lapped cars and try not to mess up. It seemed like with that curb, if you messed up you were basically in the wall. Thanks to all of the fans for coming out on short notice. We appreciate it.”

Gravel finished fourth to pick up his 35th top-five finish of the season. Logan Schuchart charged from the 11th starting spot to finish fifth. Shane Stewart crossed the line sixth, with Jason Johnson in seventh. Joey Saldana was eighth, with Jacob Allen ninth, to put both Shark Racing cars in the top-10. Paul McMahan rounded out the top-10. Mike Reinke was the highest finishing Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series driver, crossing the line 12th.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday, August 26 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, for the Second Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour.

Angell Park Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES:
Donny Schatz and Daryn Pittman battled it out for the lead at the World of Outlaw Craftsman® Sprint Car Series debut visit to Angell Park Speedway. Ultimately, it was Schatz who broke away from Pittman and claimed his 18th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season, along with a new track record.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Scotty Thiel; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Greg Wilson; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Scotty Thiel.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 18 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21); David Gravel – 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5); Daryn Pittman – 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet – 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Shane Stewart – 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana – 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease – 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Rico Abreu – 1(Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6); Bill Balog – 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah – 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson – 2 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13);Terry McCarl – 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart – 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides – 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson – 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Angel Park Speedway, Wisc.; Augst 21, 2016

A-Main – (40 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz[3][$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman[1][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[2][$3,200]; 4. 5-David Gravel[4][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart[11][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart[8][$2,300]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[7][$2,200]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana[5][$2,100]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen[10][$2,050]; 10. 7-Paul McMahan[13][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides[6][$1,500]; 12. O2-Mike Reinke[15][$1,200]; 13. 2W-Scotty Neitzel[9][$1,100]; 14. 17B-Bill Balog[19][$1,050]; 15. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[20][$1,000]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson[23][$900]; 17. 80K-Mike Kertscher[16][$800]; 18. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[21][$800]; 19. 99-Kyle Marten[24][$800]; 20. 2X-Parker Price-Miller[18][$800]; 21. 65-Jordon Goldesberry[12][$800]; 22. 64-Scotty Thiel[17][$800]; 23. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski[22][$800]; 24. 73-Brandon McMullen[14][$800].

Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-17, Donny Schatz 18-40.
KSE Hard Charger Award: W20-Greg Wilson[+7].

Qualifying – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.718; 2. 5-David Gravel, 11.812; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.881; 4. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.926; 5. 7-Paul McMahan, 11.977; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.004; 7. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.016; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.031; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.036; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.052; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.067; 12. 65-Jordon Goldesberry, 12.090; 13. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.195; 14. 73-Brandon McMullen, 12.208; 15. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.281; 16. 80K-Mike Kertscher, 12.308; 17. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.319; 18. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 12.331; 19. O2-Mike Reinke, 12.405; 20. 59-Ben Schmidt, 12.426; 21. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 12.341; 22. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 12.452; 23. 1M-Phillip Mock, 12.465; 24. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.469; 25. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.578; 26. 99-Kyle Marten, 12.623; 27. 68-Dave Uttech, 12.666; 28. 23B-Russell Borland, 12.675; 29. 7U-Scott Uttech, 12.732; 30. 53W-Bill Wirth, 12.751; 31. 12-Mike Decker, 12.772; 32. 4K-Kris Spitz, 12.844; 33. 79-Blake Nimee, 12.944; 34. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.967; 35. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 13.099; 36. 41D-Dennis Spitz, 13.155; 37. 7V-Tim Vandervere, 13.260

Heat 1 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[3]; 3. 2W-Scotty Neitzel[5]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan[2]; 5. 64-Scotty Thiel[4]; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 8. 7U-Scott Uttech[8]; 9. 79-Blake Nimee[9]; 10. 7V-Tim Vandervere[10]

Heat 2 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 5-David Gravel[1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman[2]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen[3]; 4. 73-Brandon McMullen[4]; 5. 2X-Parker Price-Miller[5]; 6. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski[6]; 7. 99-Kyle Marten[7]; 8. 53W-Bill Wirth[8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp[9]

Heat 3 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 2-Shane Stewart[1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart[3]; 4. O2-Mike Reinke[5]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog[4]; 6. 1M-Phillip Mock[6]; 7. 10V-Matt Vandervere[9]; 8. 68-Dave Uttech[7]; 9. 12-Mike Decker[8]

Heat 4 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 83-Joey Saldana[1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides[2]; 3. 65-Jordon Goldesberry[3]; 4. 80K-Mike Kertscher[4]; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[6]; 6. 59-Ben Schmidt[5]; 7. 23B-Russell Borland[7]; 8. 4K-Kris Spitz[8]; 9. 41D-Dennis Spitz[9]

Craftsman Club Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[6]; 4. 5-David Gravel[5]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana[3]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides[8]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[7]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart[4]

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[2] [-]; 2. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski[3] [-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[5] [-]; 4. 99-Kyle Marten[6] [-]; 5. 59-Ben Schmidt[1] [$300]; 6. 1M-Phillip Mock[4] [$250]; 7. 7U-Scott Uttech[9] [$225]; 8. 79-Blake Nimee[13] [$200]; 9. 23B-Russell Borland[8] [$200]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp[14] [$200]; 11. 10V-Matt Vandervere[15] [$200]; 12. 53W-Bill Wirth[10] [$200]; 13. 4K-Kris Spitz[12] [$200]; 14. 41D-Dennis Spitz[16] [$200]; 15. 7V-Tim Vandervere[17] [$200]; 16. 68-Dave Uttech[7] [$200]; 17. 12-Mike Decker[11] [$200]

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BOESPFLUG FINISHES DREAM WEEKEND WITH 50K PAYDAY AT BADLANDS’ “ROCK AND ROLL GOLD CUP”

Brandon, South Dakota August 21, 2016 –As if his $10,000 win in Saturday’s preliminary feature wasn’t enough, it only proved to be the warm-up act for the biggest victory of Chad Boespflug’s racing career after he swept the weekend’s USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car “Special Events” at Badlands Motor Speedway with an encore performance in Sunday night’s inaugural “Rock and Roll Gold Cup” that netted him a hefty $50,000 payday.

Without USAC points on the line in this weekend’s highly-anticipated event at Badlands, each driver had a one-track-mind on possessing the substantial winner’s share at the end of the night.

That fact was evident from the get-go as one of the great big-money racers, Dave Darland, jumped out front from the pole position ahead of outside front-row starter Thomas Meseraull into turn one. Meseraull would fight back on the outside exiting two, pulling side-by-side next to Darland halfway down the back straightway with the two making slight wheel-to-wheel contact just prior to the entry to turn three.

By the second lap, fourth-starting Chad Boespflug made his presence felt for the second straight night, blitzing the inside of the racetrack past Meseraull for second in turn two, then setting sail for leader Darland.

On lap five, Boespflug slid smoothly past Darland for the lead between turns one and two, then rocketed down the back straight to quickly open up a wide gap between himself and the rest of the field, extending his lead to more than two seconds over Darland in the ensuing laps.

Meanwhile, a scramble for second ensued between a number of drivers including Darland, Meseraull, Justin Grant, Bud Kaeding, Ryan Bernal and Chase Stockon.

Meseraull was able to blast past Darland one lap later for second, although, by that point, Boespflug had expanded his lead to nearly a half-straightaway as he closed in on the tail end of the field.

With Meseraull on the chase, Boespflug narrowly averted calamity on lap 20. Encircled by lapped traffic as he worked his way down the front straightaway, Boespflug headed to the topside to dispose of Dylan Peterson in turn one just moments before Peterson lost control, sliding sideways to a stop in the middle of turn one and, in turn, collecting Matt Goodnight. Bret Mellenberndt was next in line with nowhere to go, punching his left front wheel into Goodnight’s left rear, breaking the front end on Mellenberndt’s machine as he slid backward up the banking between turns one and two.

In the incident, fifth-running Bernal ramped over the left rear of fourth-running Stockon as they threaded the needle between Goodnight, Mellenberndt and the outside concrete. Both Bernal and Stockon were able to continue without a hitch.

The yellow gave Boespflug a clear track ahead and a chance to catch his breath, but it placed second-running Meseraull right beside him on the lap 20 double-file restart.

However, Boespflug’s patience would be tested as lap 20 seemed to last an eternity as back-to-back cautions on the attempted restart involving Dylan Peterson, whose front end was broken after another car ran over his left front wheel, and Chris Windom, who was turned around after contact with Robert Ballou, stopped the flow of action with just 16 laps left.

Boespflug’s restarts during the stretch had been replayed ad nauseam when yellow-after-yellow fell, but the Hanford, California native was up to the task when it counted, shooting out to the advantage over Meseraull when action resumed while Grant was able to slide by Meseraull for second.

The top-two of Boespflug and Grant began to open it up as Bud Kaeding climbed his way to the third spot when Darland, running eighth, found himself turned around and pointed toward the inside back straightaway wall at the exit of turn two.

On the ensuing restart, Kaeding continued to row his way to the front on the inside berm, grabbing the second position from Grant as he chopped the interval between himself and leader Boespflug to mere car lengths.

Meseraull, who just a handful of laps earlier was challenging Boespflug for the lead, broke a Jacob’s Ladder, which sent him dropping back through the field. On lap 26, while running sixth, Meseraull slapped the wall at the exit of turn four.

As Meseraull’s machine rolled slowly and helplessly down the front straightaway, Aaron Farney ramped Meseraull’s right rear wheel, but was miraculously able to keep the car from getting upside down after receiving a bit of air time.

However, much of the middle-pack in the field rapidly approached Meseraull’s car, including Darland, Landon Simon, Rob Caho, Jr., Goodnight and Mike Martin, who all plowed in. Caho and Goodnight saw their nights conclude upside down while Martin somersaulted over the stacked-up cars, landing just inside the infield pit area at the turn one wall opening. All drivers involved would walk away uninjured.

With 10 to go, the double-file restart put Boespflug on the pole alongside Bud Kaeding. Kaeding, who had made his charge to the front on the bottom, was now relegated to the top. Kaeding had intentions to get to the bottom as soon as he could after the green flag waved, falling in line behind Boespflug low into turn one.

Boespflug swapped lines on each end of the 3/8-mile dirt oval, hitting the bottom in turns one and two and the cushion in turns three and four as he began to distance himself from the field.

On the 29th lap, Grant glided by Bud Kaeding for the second spot and began shadowing Boespflug’s every move during the final six laps, but was never able to make much headway as Boespflug operated the racetrack with precision, flawlessly steering his way to victory lane for the second consecutive night at Badlands to take the largest payday of his career in the highest-paying USAC Sprint Car race since the 2005 “Mopar Thunder” at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway, a race won by Rob Chaney.

Following Boespflug to the finish line were Grant, Kaeding, Bernal and Stockon.

Boespflug’s two-night run in his NineEight Motorsports-EZR/AMSOIL – Creative Finishing – Midwest Shades/Maxim/Claxton at Badlands pocketed him $60,000, allowing him to bask in the riches of the highest-paying USAC race of the season and the highest-paying auto racing event in the history of the state of South Dakota.

“This is awesome,” Boespflug exclaimed. “To sweep the weekend is unbelievable. I knew it was going to be tough just because we had so many good guys here, but hats off to my crew. They busted their butts for me. I knew I was good on the bottom in turns one and two and (crew chief) Davey (Jones) told me under that last red that all I needed to do was just pick my line. I felt like we were really good everywhere, so I stuck with what I felt in the seat. I knew we needed to get a good restart, so I honed in on nailing turn four coming back to the green. We lost a little ground through the middle part of the race, but by the end, I could really stay on the cushion and rotate the corner well. I’m just so happy. I think we’ll probably stay tonight now and have a little celebration.”

Ione, California’s Justin Grant followed up Saturday night’s impressive third-place debut in the no. 17 with a runner-up finish on Sunday night in the Sam McGhee Motorsports/Brown & Miller Racing Solutions – Mike McGhee & Associates/Maxim/Foxco.
“I got to the front and, once again, the double-file restarts killed us,” Grant admitted. “I kept getting shuffled back and then I’d make my way forward, and then we’d have a yellow again. It just seemed like we kept taking one step forward and then two backwards. I was right there on Chad (Boespflug) probably three or four times and then we’d have a red or something. It was just frustrating because I think that should be us with that big check. Thanks to the McGhee family for letting me run their car, especially Sam for putting in so much work to make it bad fast and capable of winning.”

Bud Kaeding, of Campbell, California, was briefly in contention for his first USAC Sprint Car victory since a Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track triumph in 2012, but had to settle for a solid third-place-run in his Kevin Rudeen/Hagar Reality – Lunstra Motorsports/KPC/Shaver.

“On that last restart, we would’ve obviously preferred to be on the bottom,” Kaeding said. “All my good starts throughout the race were down there. I honestly just let him go on that last one just so I could tuck down behind him. I thought he was going to go to the top in turn one, but Davey Jones had been watching me and kind of told Chad where he needed to be, so he took my line away in turn one. That cost us a couple spots, but we got going again and got to third. We’ll take a third, though. I haven’t run a USAC (National Sprint Car) race in probably three or four years, so it feels good to be competitive with these guys with a team and car that aren’t normally running non-wing. It was a good time and a great event; I just feel bad for the people who didn’t come out.”

Contingency award winners Sunday night at Badlands Motor Speedway included Dustin Smith (KSE Racing Products Hard Charger) and Mark Dobmeier (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Feature Finisher).

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR “SPECIAL EVENT” RACE RESULTS: August 21, 2016 – Brandon, South Dakota – Badlands Motor Speedway – “Rock and Roll Gold Cup” Championship Night

FEATURE SCRAMBLE: (12 laps) 1. Dave Darland (#11 Walker/Curb-Agajanian), 2. Thomas Meseraull (#17GP Dutcher), 3. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 4. Chad Boespflug (#98E NineEight/EZR), 5. Justin Grant (#17 McGhee), 6. Bud Kaeding (#26 Rudeen), 7. Aaron Farney (#15F Farney), 8. Chase Stockon (#32 TBI), 9. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (#4J 4J Motorsports), 10. Brady Short (#11p Pottorff). NT

SEMI: (15 laps) 1. Landon Simon (#24 LSR), 2. Tim Kaeding (#3 Lunstra), 3. Dylan Peterson (#25 Peterson), 4. Aaron Reutzel (#87 Reutzel), 5. Justin Jacobsma (#10 Jacobsma), 6. Chuck McGillivray (#101 McGillivray), 7. Clinton Bruns (#7 Bruns), 8. Doug Martens (#51 Martens), 9. Rob Sharits (#14 Davis), 10. Donovan Peterson (#11xs Metal Worx). NT

FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Chad Boespflug, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Bud Kaeding, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Dustin Smith (#77 Smith), 7. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 8. Brady Short, 9. Scotty Weir (#39w Goodnight), 10. Robert Ballou (#1 Ballou), 11. Dave Darland, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. Mark Dobmeier (#13 Grinch), 14. Alex Schriever (#0 Davis), 15. Landon Simon, 16. Thomas Meseraull, 17. Chris Windom (#11w Walker/Curb-Agajanian), 18. Matt Goodnight (#39 Goodnight), 19. Rob Caho, Jr. (#78 Caho), 20. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 21. Bret Mellenberndt (#97 Mellenberndt), 22. Dylan Peterson, 23. Tim Kaeding, 24. Aaron Reutzel. NT
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**Goodnight, Caho and Martin flipped on lap 26 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Darland, Laps 5-35 Boespflug.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Dustin Smith (13th to 6th)

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: August 24 – Kokomo, Indiana – Kokomo Speedway – “Bryan Clauson Celebration of Life” – “Special Event”

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Jersey Rush VI


AUGUST 21, 2016
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THE JERSEY RUSH VI AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

NAPA AUTO PARTS & PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS present. . . . THE JERSEY RUSH VI

RYAN GODOWN PLANS DOUBLE DUTY IN THE ULTIMATE DOUBLEHEADER TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 23 AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

NEW EGYPT, NJ – Ringoes, New Jersey modified star Ryan Godown plans to do double-duty Tuesday night, August 23 competing in both the modified and 410 sprint cars at New Egypt Speedway in the ultimate doubleheader, the JERSEY RUSH VI. This highly anticipated event brings together two premier divisions in one night of racing and this event only happens once a year. Gates will open at 5 PM and fans are invited to the pit area for a Meet & Greet that will continue until 6 PM. Fans may enter the pit area through the gate behind the grandstands in turn four. Race time is set for 7:30 PM. In the event of rain, Wednesday, August 24 will be the rain date.

Godown, one of the most recognized modified drivers in the area and a former modified track champion at New Egypt Speedway will apply his talents against a strong field of 410 sprint car drivers on Tuesday night at New Egypt. Godown currently leads the modified point battle and so far this season has three wins in the Burlington News Wingless sprints at New Egypt.

In the 410 sprint ranks, Godown will be up against the best in the business to include Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Smith, Greg Hodnett, Davey Sammons, JJ Grasso, Billy Dietrich, Kyle Reinhart, Mike Bitner and Robbie Stillwaggon. In the modified field, Ryan Godown is at the top of the roster joined by Billy Pauch, Rick Laubach, PJ Oliver, Willie Osmun, Duane Howard, Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch Jr., David Van Horn, Lou Cicconi and Dominic Buffalino.

The 410 Sprint Cars will race for a $5,000 winner’s share, with $1,000 going to tenth place and $400 to start the A-main. The area’s fastest Sprint Car drivers will compete in 10 lap heat races – set from time trials, and a 12 lap B-Main prior to the 30 lap main event. Only approved Hoosier H-Series tires will be eligible for competition. $100 in tow money will go to all pre-entered non-qualified cars.

CnB Chubby has posted a $200 bonus for fast time of the night for the 410 sprints as Oliver Communications Group has posted $200 for the winner of each heat race. A $300 bonus will be available to the highest finishing 360 Sprint Car and the URC wing rule will be in effect for the 360 and 358 Sprints only.

The Modifieds will compete for a $3,000 top prize with $1,000 going to the fifth place finisher and $200 to start the feature event. Oliver Communications Group will also payout $200 to the winner of each Modified heat. Modified drivers will draw for heat race groups and take part in timed warm-ups with an invert of four heading in to the qualifying heats. Six cars will qualify with the top-four finishers locked into the redraw. Modifieds MUST use American Racer tires with a left rear 44 compound and a right rear 48 compound. Competitors have the option of running a Big-Block with windows or a Small-Block with Sail Panels. Big-Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,500 lbs.; Open Small Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,450 lbs.; Spec Small Blocks on alcohol must weigh a minimum of 2,350 lbs. and on gas a minimum of 2,275 lbs.

There is no entry fee but drivers are encouraged to pre-register by calling 443-513-4456 – pre-registered competitors will receive one pit pass for the driver.

Prior to the racing action fans will be treated to a special pre-race Meet and Greet from 5:00-6:00 PM. All race fans are welcome to visit the pit area and get an up-close look at the stars and cars competing in the JERSEY RUSH VI. Spectators can enter the pit area from the gate behind the fourth turn grandstands.

Adult Admission for Jersey Rush VI is $30, Children (6-11): $10 and Children 5 and under are FREE! Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Pit Gates open at 3:30 PM, Grandstands open at 5:00 PM, the Driver’s Meeting will be at 6:15 PM, Warm-Ups at 7:00 PM and racing at 7:30 PM.

NAPA Auto Parts & Pioneer Pole Building presents…

JERSEY RUSH VI
Tuesday, August 23 (Rain Date: August 24) 7:30 PM
New Egypt Speedway
720 Route 539
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Event Information: Len Sammons: 609-888-3618 or Bob Miller 443-513-4456

About New Egypt Speedway
With state-of-the-art facilities, New Egypt Speedway feature daylight-quality lighting system, excellent sightlines – from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheel-chair accessible with wide, clear and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from sausage sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-style prices. On the track, the racy 7/16-mile D-shaped clay oval serves the Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country.

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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA
Track promoter: Bruce Rogers @ 610.754.7688
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton@215.752.7797-Cell:267.934.7286
EMAIL: Esaxton144@aol.com

Race results written by Vicki Gehris with additions from Ernie Saxton

CRAIG VONDOHREN EARNS 100TH MODIFIED VICTORY AT GRANDVIEW; BRIAN SHUEY TOPS IN LATE MODELS AND PAUL KLINE WINS SPORTSMAN MAIN EVENT ON SATURDAY NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. August 21, 2016 . . . It all began in 1981 when Craig VonDohren won his first modified feature at Grandview Speedway. As time went on the defending point champion continued to rack up the wins driving for either the family or other car owners. Saturday night, 35 years later, the Oley leadfoot and current point leader, scored his 100th win in the division the post back-to-back victorious and his fifth of the season in the 35-Lap T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified All-American Racing Series feature event. In addition to the top prize he also pocketed $250 from T.P. Trailers plus $150 in product contingency awards from VP Fuels for running gas.

Brian Shuey also scored his fifth win of the season by a 0.607 margin over runner-up Dan Green in the 25-Lap BRC NASCAR Late Model feature to be the seventh different winner. He also earned an additional $100 from T.P. Trailers and the ½-way Dan’s Deli hoagie award.

The caution riddled 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature winner for the third time was Paul Kline as time ran short for runner-up Craig Whitmoyer to catch him. Whitmoyer’s second place finish put him on top of the point standings ahead of Jordan Henn and Mike Lisowski. T.P. Trailers also awarded Kline $100.

NASCAR stock car racing action returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, August 27th, featuring the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman along with Blast from the Past Vintage racers. The night of racing is sponsored by A.D.Moyer Lumber and gets started at 7:30 p.m. Just two nights of point racing remain in the 2016 season.

Polesitter Blaine Bracelin Jr. set the pace for ten laps of the Modified feature before Steve Swinehart spun in the fourth turn for the first yellow. On the restart Don Norris Jr. charged to the head of the pack with Mike Kellner, Bracelin Jr., John Willman and Bobby Gunther Walsh in tow.

Bracelin’s fine third place run went up in smoke bringing out the 14th lap caution. This time when the raced went green again Kellner stormed into first leaving Norris Jr., Brett Kressley, Ryan Grim and Jeff Strunk dice for the remaining top five positions.

By the 21st lap, Kellner, Norris Jr. and Kressley were in a three-way battle for the lead while VonDohren and Strunk waited in the wings for the right opportunity to advance.

Frank Cozze and Eric Biehn tangled in the fourth turn using the 23rd lap caution period. Kellner motored away quickly, but VonDohren made some bold moves as he found the right lanes and went from fourth to the lead as they crossed the line to complete the next lap.

With five laps to go the order behind VonDohren consisted of Strunk, Mike Gular, Kressley and Norris Jr.

After the white flag unfurled coming down the homeshute, Norris Jr. and Duane Howard, driving Norm Hansell’s second No. 357H, made contact. Howard hit the wall with heavy impact, bounced off the wall and into traffic in turn one. The cars were coming full speed and Tim Buckwalter had nowhere to go and hit the motionless car of Howard. Danny Erb hit the pair full force as he too had no room to maneuver and took a violent flip. Nate Christman was also involved. Buckwalter and Erb were shaken up and taken for observation. Norris Jr. was penalized to the back of the field for initializing the incident, but he decided to go pit side instead. VonDohren stayed in front to become the seventh different winner on the final lap, but coming in for the checkered flag Gular shot past Strunk for second with Strunk dropping to third followed by Kressley and Kenny Gilmore.

VonDohren, Strunk and Willman were the heat winners. The consi went to Cozze.

In BRC Late Model action Shuey led from the drop of the green until the wave of the checkered to win his 20th career victory and fifth of the season.

Throughout the course of the event Joe Fanelli, Bryon Sipe, Dan Green and Bill Henning swapped positions.

Sean Merkel and Randy Stoudt spun in the fourth turn for the ninth lap caution. It was still Shuey at the head of the pack.

The next caution was when Cory Merkel, running seventh, stopped in the first turn. Shuey held his position on the restart, but by this time was being chased down by Green, Wayne Pfeil, Chuck Schutz and last week’s feature winner Ron Kline.

The lead never changed and it was Shuey in the winner’s circle once again. Chasing him across were Green, Pfeil, Schutz and Kline.

Kline and Fanelli won the heats.

Derrick Smith showed the way for six laps in the Sportsman feature before Ryan Higgs took over first on the seventh lap restart needed when Henn spun along the backstretch.

The lead changed once again on the eighth lap when Kline moved into the top spot.

Dicing for second through fifth were Higgs, Craig Whitmoyer, Brad Arnold and Steve Young.

Whitmoyer overtook second on the 14th lap and set sail after Kline, but at the same time he had to deal with Arnold. As these two diced for the position, it gave Kline some breathing room.

Kline never relinquished first and pulled into victory lane for his sixth career win followed by Whitmoyer, Arnold, Jordan Umbenhauer and Higgs.

Heat winners were Dylan Swinehart, last week’s feature winner, Ryan Beltz and Young. Brian Papiez was the consi winner.

RACE RESULTS

T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified Feature (30 Laps): 1. Craig Von Dohren, 2. Mike Gular, 3. Jeff Strunk, 4. Brett Kressley, 5. Kenny Gilmore, 6. Ray Swinehart, 7. Mike Kellner, 8. Kevin Hirthler, 9. Ryan Grim, 10. Doug Manmiller, 11. Kyle Borror, 12. John Willman, 13. Brian Houseknecht, 14. Jared Umbenhauer, 15. Ryan Kunkle, 16. Chris Esposito, 17. Chris Gambler, 18. Brian Krummel, 19. Justin Grim, 20. Duane Howard, 21. Nate Christman, 22. Danny Erb, 23. Tim Buckwalter (provisional), 24. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 25. Eric Biehn, 26. Don Norris Jr., 27. Frank Cozze, 28. Blaine Bracelin Jr., 29. Steve Swinehart. DNQ: Kory Fleming, George Hildebrandt, Colt Harris, Carroll Hine III, Ron Seltmann Jr.

BRC NASCAR Late Model Feature (25 Laps): 1. Brian Shuey, 2. Dan Green, 3. Wayne Pfeil, 4. Chuck Schutz, 5. Ron Kline, 6. Randy Stoudt, 7. Bill Henning, 8. Sean Merkel, 9. Joe Fanelli, 10. Eric Hoch, 11. Cory Merkel, 12 Bryon Sipe, 13. Shawn Horning. DNS: Steve Todorow.

NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Paul Kline, 2. Craig Whitmoyer, 3. Brad Arnold, 4. Jordan Umbenhauer, 5. Ryan Higgs, 6. Steve Young, 7. Ryan Lilick, 8. Dylan Swinehart, 9. Joe Funk III, 10. Mike Koffel, 11. Ryan Beltz, 12. Kyle Lilick, 13. Jesse Landis, 14. Ken Eckert Jr., 15. Brian Hirthler, 16. Jordan Henn, 17. Kenny Bock, 18. Chris Jenkins, 19. Derrick Smith, 20. Dean Bachman, 21. Mike Lisowski, 22. Mark Kemmerer, 23. Brett Gilmore, 24. Jim Housworth, 25. Brian Papiez, 26. Andrew Kreis. DNQ: Rich Jones, Nathan Mohr, Zak Wydra and Pat Conrad.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. A full assortment of great concessions and novelty items are available. Free parking on the grounds. Fans are invited to the competition area after the events are completed to meet the racers. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Twitter@GrandviewSpeedway and www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedway along with Rainedout.com (for rainout information).

COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, August 27, 7:30 p.m. A.D.Moyer Lumber Night featuring T.P.Trailers NASCAR Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast From the Past Vintage Racers

Sunday, August 28, 1 p.m. Outlaw Enduro Racing along with the Blast From the Past Vintage Racers

Saturday, September 3, 7:30 p.m. WNPV-1440AM Radio Night, final point races of the season, NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman.

Friday, September 9, 7 p.m. Sportsman stock cars (38 lap feature), TSRS 305 Sprints and Modified practice session

Saturday, September 10, 7 p.m. 46TH Annual Freedom 76, $25,000 to win for the Modifieds plus Cash Dash. Rain date is Saturday, September 17th

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