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Las Vegas, NV........Justin Grant of Ione, Calif. completed a "clean sweep" of the 7th FVP Showdown for USAC West Coast and Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint Cars at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Thursday night's 25-lap feature victory. Wednesday's winner started sixth in Thursday's race but ran down early leaders Brady Short and Brady Bacon to grab the lead on lap four in Bill Michael's #77M Kodiak Products/Beal's Auto Body Sherman/Ford. He proceeded to lead the final 22 laps to beat Brody Roa, Tyler Courtney and Bacon, who waged a race-long battle for the runner-up spot. Stevie Sussex rounded out the "top-five" at the checkered flag. "These guys are awesome," said Grant about his team. The car really stuck wherever we put it but the rest of the field kept us honest tonight. "I really had to work for this one." Grant was also the fastest qualifier and won his heat race. Colton Hardy came from 17th to 8th to claim the Saldana Racing Products/Racing Optics Hard Charger award.

USAC WEST COAST/SANDS CHEVROLET SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: March 1, 2018 - Las Vegas, Nevada - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - 7th "FVP Showdown"

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY/BEAVER STRIPES QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Justin Grant, 77M, Michael-19.000; 2. Colby Copeland, 24, Copeland-19.218; 3. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Davis-19.348; 4. Landon Cling, 54, Cling-19.580; 5. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-19.593; 6. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-19.606; 7. Jake Swanson, 34, Grau-19.619; 8. Stevie Sussex, 34AZ, Grau-19.642; 9. Tanner Carrick, 83T, Carrick-19.729; 10. Tyler Courtney, 56, Phulps-19.920; 11. Brady Bacon, 73, Ford-19.986; 12. Dalton Hill, 81D, Double D-19.988; 13. Michael Fanelli, 2, Fanelli-20.042; 14. Kevin Thomas Jr., 42, Cheney-20.042; 15. Brady Short, 19, Reinbold/Underwood-20.296; 16. Dennis Gile, 13G, Gile-20.349; 17. Colton Hardy, 74, Williams-20.374; 18. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-20.885; 19. Larry Kesterson, F2, Kesterson-21.642; 20. Ryan Stolz, 72, Ford-22.287; 21. Johnnie Butler, 54X, Butler-22.615; 22. Austin Ervine, 51, AJ-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Grant, 2. Courtney, 3. Swanson, 4. Cling, 5. Gile, 6. Fanelli, 7. Kesterson, 8. Ervine. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS/ROD END SUPPLY SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Sussex, 3. Mihocko, 4. Copeland, 5. Thomas, 6. Hardy, 7. Stolz. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INCORPORATED/ROD END SUPPLY THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Short, 3. Davis, 4. Hill, 5. Carrick, 6. Shaw, 7. Butler. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Tyler Courtney, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Stevie Sussex, 6. Brady Short, 7. Colby Copeland, 8. Colton Hardy, 9. Charles Davis Jr., 10. Jake Swanson, 11. Landon Cling, 12. Tye Mihocko, 13. Kevin Thomas Jr., 14. Tanner Carrick, 15. Michael Fanelli, 16. Koen Shaw, 17. Johnnie Butler, 18. Austin Ervine, 19. Larry Kesterson, 20. Dennis Gile, 21. Dalton Hill, 22. Ryan Stolz. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Short, Lap 3 Bacon, Laps 4-25 Grant.


NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: March 9 - Tulare, California - Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway


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Las Vegas, NV........Justin Grant of Ione, Calif. led all 25 laps to win Wednesday night's USAC West Coast/Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint feature at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Grant passed pole starter Kevin Thomas Jr. in turn three and built a 2.5-second lead by halfway in his Kodiak Products/Beal's Auto Body Sherman/Ford Michael Special. Thomas broke on lap four and runnerup Brody Roa lost a tire on lap five. Grant had built an eight-second lead by lap 21 then the second of two feature red flags flew for a flip by Michael Curtis. He resumed his lead on the restart and finished with a comfortable lead over second-place finished Dennis Gile.

Brady Bacon took third at the checkered flag ahead of Dalton Hill and Tyler Courtney.

"The car was amazing, a real rocket ship," said Grant in victory lane. "I really didn't even have to hustle it. I knew it was a good car and was looking forward to running it long before I got here."

Brandon Halverson brought the first feature red when he flipped on lap two. Stevie Sussex was second before he pulled off the track on the restart on lap 22.

The "Shootout" continues with night two Thursday at Las Vegas.

USAC WEST COAST/SANDS CHEVROLET SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: February 28, 2018 - Las Vegas, Nevada - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - 7th "FVP Showdown"

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY/BEAVER STRIPES QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Justin Grant, 77M, Michael-17.663; 2. Brady Bacon, 73, Ford-17.771; 3. Colby Copeland, 24, Copeland-17.807; 4. Tyler Courtney, 56, Phulps-17.842; 5. Brady Short, 19, Reinbold/Underwood-17.953; 6. Landon Cling, 54, Cling-17.988; 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 42, Cheney-17.990; 8. Stevie Sussex, 34AZ, Grau-17.994; 9. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-18.027; 10. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-18.059; 11. Dennis Gile, 13, Gile-18.064; 12. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-18.142; 13. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Davis-18.182; 14. Jake Swanson, 34, Grau-18.193; 15. Colton Hardy, 74, Williams-18.333; 16. Dalton Hill, 81D, Double D-18.448; 17. Brandon Halverson, 13MJ, Halverson-18.523; 18. Tanner Carrick, 83T, Carrick-18.706; 19. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-19.049; 20. Larry Kesterson, F2, Kesterson-20.673; 21. Austin Ervine, 51, AJ-20.866; 22. Johnnie Butler, 54X, Butler-21.103; 23. Ryan Stolz, 72, Ford-NT; 24. Michael Fanelli, 2, Fanelli-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Grant, 3. Courtney, 4. Mihocko, 5. Hill, 6. Davis, 7. Shaw, 8. Butler. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS/ROD END SUPPLY SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gile, 2. Sussex, 3. Short, 4. Bacon, 5. Swanson, 6. Halverson, 7. Stolz, 8. Kesterson. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INCORPORATED/ROD END SUPPLY THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Copeland, 3. Curtis, 4. Cling, 5. Carrick, 6. Hardy, 7. Ervine. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Dennis Gile, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Dalton Hill, 5. Tyler Courtney, 6. Jake Swanson, 7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. Brady Short, 9. Tye Mihocko, 10. Landon Cling, 11. Colton Hardy, 12 Koen Shaw, 13. Michael Fanelli, 14. Ryan Stoltz, 15. Johnnie Butler, 16. Stevie Sussex, 17. Austin Ervine, 18. Michael Curtis, 19. Brody Roa, 20. Kevin Thomas Jr., 21. Tanner Carrick, 22. Brandon Halverson, 23. Colby Copeland, 24. Larry Kesterson. NT
**Kesterson flipped during the second heat. Halverson flipped on lap 2 of the feature. Curtis flips on lap 22 of the feature.



NEXT USAC WEST COAST/SANDS CHEVROLET SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: March 1 - Las Vegas, Nevada - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - 7th "FVP Showdown"

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Allentown Indoor Race

The TQ Midgets headline the card both nights with racing starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Prior to the start of the event a special memorial tribute to TC, a winner of eight Indoor Series events, will be conducted involving all of the competitors. Saturday’s program begins with a Fan Fest on the speedway to fans who have selected the free ticket option to attend this restricted event.

On Friday, the Champ Karts invade for a complete show. Well over 30 entries have been filed for events sponsored by Hoosier Tire. The Champ Kart Hard Charger will get $150 from E. Schneider & Sons, Inc. Four Hoosier tires will also be given away.

On Saturday, the Slingshot division backed by the Action Track USA at the Kutztown Fairgrounds, will join the TQ Midgets. A full field of over 30 entrants is poised for action. The Slingshot Hard Charger will get $150 thanks to E. Schneider & Sons, Inc.

For choice tickets, contact the PPL Center Box Office by phone at 610-347-TIXX (8499), online at Those wishing to avoid online fees may purchase directly at the Box Office, but are encouraged to do so in advance to avoid possible box office lines the day of the event.

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My take on the Trenton Race.

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Three abreast parade lap salute to the fans. (WOS Photo)

Lawrenceville, NJ December 3, 2017 ... When I first heard of the Trenton race being on dirt all I could think of was an Arena covered in dust. From the cloth seats to the concourse concessions. But after the pounding of 84 cars over 500 laps from Thursday nights practice, Fridays practice and 14 races and the Saturdays practice, “Alphabet Mains” and feature, there was not even a hint of dust ever during the 3 days of the event. This show was great and could be the start of something big that could outgrow the venue. For those that chose not to go because they didn’t want to get dirty talk to someone who went. Next year mark it on your calendar as a must go to race. You will not be disappointed.

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Article Credit: Brooke Rowden

FAIRBURY, IL. (October 7, 2017) - Robert Ballou made his POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprint League debut in stunning fashion coming out victorious at the league's season finale event at Fairbury American Legion Speedway. Sprint Mania gathered a wide variety of drivers for the inaugural event with nine different states represented among the field of 31 cars. Ballou bested the group over Dave Darland, Joe B. Miller, Landon Simon, and League Champion Korey Weyant rounded out the top five.

The feature event was full of big sliders, close calls, and drama. Mario Clouser and Joe B. Miller led the 22-car starting field to green flag racing Saturday night with Miller leading lap one while Ballou sat third, but he didn't waste any time before throwing a slide job in turns three and four to take over second.

The yellow flag flew early on in the race for Mitch Wissmiller and Kevin Thomas Jr. who tangled and came to a stop in turns three and four. Kevin Thomas Jr. and Josh Hodges had originally travelled to Haubstadt, Indiana earlier that day for a race at Tri-State Speedway which got rained out. They loaded up and hauled directly to "FALS" where they tagged the back of the B-Main and both transferred into the feature event. Thomas won the B-Main from the back.

When the green flag came back out, a fierce battle within the top five continued to heat up. Joe B. Miller remained in the lead while Tyler Courtney challenged Ballou for second and then Dave Darland showed his nose to challenge Courtney for third. Courtney found enough momentum coming off of turn two and threw the slider at Ballou in turns three and four to make the pass for second leaving Ballou now in third.

As Miller began to catch lapped traffic, the red flag would wave for Terry Babb who got above the cushion in turns three and four and upside down. He climbed out under his own power but was done for the evening.

21 laps remained. The green flag flew, and Courtney was hot on Miller's trail as he followed him down the backstretch. Courtney threw the slide job for the lead, Miller crossed over and they drag raced down the front straightaway to the crowd's delight. Courtney was the new race leader.

Courtney remained in a comfortable lead while Ballou and Darland worked their way past Joe B. Miller. Ballou began reeling Courtney in as he caught lapped traffic. Ballou pressured Courtney in turns three and four, but Courtney remained in the lead until he made contact with lap car Kevin Thomas Jr in turns one and two and flipped with four laps to go. Courtney climbed out under his own power, but would not refire.

With an open racetrack and four laps left ahead of him, Ballou would go on to snag his first POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East win of his career and a stellar $4,000 payday over Dave Darland and Joe B. Miller.

Korey Weyant was crowned the 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Champion Saturday night after wrapping up the title season over Terry Babb by 107 points, which makes him the first ever Champion to sweep both WAR regions in a season.

The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints concluded their season with the Sprint Mania event and will begin planning the 2018 season immediately. Any racetracks interested in promoting an event can contact League Director, Casey Shuman.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprint League 10/7/17
Fairbury American Legion Speedway - 31 cars

Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 - 8 laps
1. 24-Landon Simon, Tipp City, OH (6); 2. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (1); 3. 14-Chad Wilson, Toledo, OH (2); 4. 31L Buddy Lowther, Cincinnati, OH (5); 5. 4G-George Gaertner III, Salem, WI (7); 6. N2-Nic Harris, Atlanta, IL (3); 7. 24X-Kyle Simon, Covington, OH (7)

Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat 2 - 8 laps
1. 23C-Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (3); 2. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (1); 3. 17GP-Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (5); 4. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (8); 5. 11-James Lyerla, Hillsboro, IL (6); 6. 52F-Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (7); 7. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IN (4); 8. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (2)

Bell Helmets Heat 3 - 8 laps
1. 6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (1); 2, 12-Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA (5); 3. 5H-Patrick Haynes, Bradley, IL (2); 4. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (3); 5. 89-George Gaertner Jr, Salem, WI (6); 6. 7-Steve Clott, N/A (8); 7. 9-Kevin Thomas Jr, Cullman, AL (7)-DNS; 8. 74-Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (8)-DNS

Schure Built Suspension Heat 4 - 8 laps
1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1); 2. 47-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (4); 3. 51B-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (6); 4. 38-Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL (3); 5. 31-Austin Sears, Macomb, IL (2); 6. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (5); 7. 37X-Dave Gross, Rochester, IN (7)

B-Main - 12 laps
1. 9-Kevin Thomas Jr (14); 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson (7); 3. 74-Josh Hodges (15); 4. 11-James Lyerla (2); 5. 38-Allen Hafford (1); 6. 52F-Logan Faucon (4); 7. 31-Austin Sears (5); 8. 89-George Gaertner Jr (3); 9. 95-Tommy Rockwell (12); 10. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker (11); 11. 29-Randy Stanford (10); 12. 37X-Dave Gross (9); 13. 7-Steve Clott (6); 14. N2-Nic Harris (8); 15. 24X-Kyle Simon (13)

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints A-Main - 35 laps
1. 12-Robert Ballou (4); 2. 17GP-Dave Darland (9); 3. 51B-Joe B. Miller (2); 4. 24-Landon Simon (6); 5. 99-Korey Weyant (7); 6. 6-Mario Clouser (1); 7. 56-Mitchell Davis (10); 8. 74-Josh Hodges (19); 9. 16-Anthony Nicholson (18); 10. 52F-Logan Faucon (22); 11. 14-Chad Wilson (12); 12. 38-Allen Hafford (21); 13. 5H-Patrick Haynes (13); 14. 11-James Lyerla (20); 15. 20-Steve Thomas (16); 16. 31L-Buddy Lowther (14); 17. 4G-George Gaertner III (15); 18. 23C-Tyler Courtney (5)-DNF; 19. 9-Kevin Thomas Jr (17)-DNF; 20. 47-Katlynn Leer (3)-DNF; 21. 8D-Terry Babb (11)-DNF; 22. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (8)-DNF

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The Woman Behind Grandview Speedway

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- 358 modified 'Freedom 76' feature highlights from 9/16/2017 at Grandview Speedway

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