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Winner Aaron Reutzel (Dan McFarland / SprintFun Photo)



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Aaron Reutzel scores Speedweek victory during second stop at Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio (July 5, 2020) - The third try was definitely the charm for Clute, Texas-native Aaron Reutzel, as the two-time and defending Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 titleholder finally cracked into the 2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires win column, doing so with a victory at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Sunday evening, July 5.

The win, the second of Reutzel’s career at Fremont, not only secured a $5,000 payday, but it ultimately furthered a Speedweek podium streak that already includes a third-place performance at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 3, and a runner-up finish at Fremont on Saturday, July 4.

Lining up third on the main event grid by way of dash result, it did not take long for the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry to find its way to the front, first sneaking by Paul McMahan to secure second after a restart on lap five, then taking command from race leader, Lee Jacobs, on lap 16. From that point forward, Reutzel was unchallenged, sailing ahead to solidify a 32nd All Star Circuit of Champions victory and his seventh of the season.

Nashville’s Paul McMahan chased Reutzel to the final checkers, followed by Lee Jacobs, Saturday night winner Buddy Kofoid, and Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley.

“It’s pretty cool to win on a race track like this. The last time we won here, it was rough and heavy which is more my style,” Aaron Reutzel said, who now owns the Ohio Sprint Speedweek points lead. “This is as slick as it gets right here. Anything we had in our notebook, we couldn’t look at. We basically had to think ‘what would non-wing guys do’ because the wing really wasn’t working well.”

Although a contender from the start, a pair of cautions on lap five proved to be a positive momentum changer for Reutzel. Restarting in the third position, Reutzel quickly moved by McMahan to claim second, instantly applying pressure to race leader and Fremont Speedway track record holder, Lee Jacobs. By lap ten, Reutzel was all over Jacobs for the race lead, actually pulling even with the 1881 Racing entry on several occasions before slipping underneath Jacobs on lap 16.

Despite a third yellow flag appearance on lap 19, and a fourth caution on lap 24, Reutzel remained sound at the front of the field, never giving McMahan, who followed Reutzel beyond Jacobs for second on lap 18, an opportunity to capitalize. Even when Reutzel found himself entangled with slower cars during the final circuits, the two-time champ was untouchable, instantly separating himself from McMahan by two lappers.

“I can’t say enough about this Folkens Brothers Trucking, Fischer Body Shop, Dissolvalloy race team right now,” Reutzel continued. “Rough and heavy, slick; we just seem to adapt to anything and it’s pretty cool when you can do stuff like that. I couldn’t be more proud of my guys.”

The caution on lap 24 eventually turned into an open red scenario, which allowed the track’s ambulance to respond to a call in the pit area.

What’s Next:
The first segment of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires will continue on Monday evening, July 6, with a visit to ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The $6,000-to-win program will conclude a four-race sweep for the All Stars with Ohio Sprint Speedweek continuing on Wednesday evening, July 8, during a visit to Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio. To learn more, visit Brushcreek online at https://brushcreekmotorsports.com/.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Fremont Speedway - July 5, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 39
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Buddy Kofoid - 13.013
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jac Haudenschild - 13.240
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Tyler Street
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Lee Jacobs
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Travis Philo
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Paul McMahan
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Lee Jacobs
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Justin Peck
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Greg Wilson
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Greg Wilson (+15)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.240; 2. 4-Cap Henry, 13.456; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.496; 4. 4S-Tyler Street, 13.682; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.750; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.865; 7. 15-Mitch Harble, 13.884; 8. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 13.936; 9. 9W-Lance Webb, 14.341; 10. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 14.488

Group (B)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.471; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.531; 3. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.667; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.777; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.085; 6. 5-Byron Reed, 14.178; 7. 5h-Jordan Harble, 14.204; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.310; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 14.462; 10. 88N-Frank Neill, 15.082

Group (C)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 13.883; 2. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.972; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.003; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.232; 5. O9-Craig Mintz, 14.308; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.342; 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 14.382; 8. 23-Cole Macedo, 14.388; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.451; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson, 14.758

Group (D)
1. 1-Nate Dussel, 14.208; 2. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 14.259; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 14.496; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.504; 5. 2+-Brian Smith, 14.776; 6. 16-DJ Foos, 14.834; 7. 5x-Justin Peck, 14.891; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.122; 9. 6-Frank Rodgers, 15.710

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 4S-Tyler Street [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [2]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan [8]; 8. 15-Mitch Harble [7]; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo [10]; 10. 9W-Lance Webb [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 5-Byron Reed [6]; 6. 5H-Jordan Harble [7]; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton [5]; 8. 88N-Frank Neill [10]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 10. 2L-Landon Lalonde [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 3C-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs [6]; 5. O9-Craig Mintz [5]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 7. 23-Cole Macedo [8]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 2+-Brian Smith [5]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel [4]; 4. 15K-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 6. 5X-Justin Peck [7]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 8. 16-DJ Foos [6]; 9. 6-Frank Rodgers [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel [4]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [5]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [3]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 4. 28-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 4S-Tyler Street [2]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5X-Justin Peck [4]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 4. 5H-Jordan Harble [3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [10]; 6. 19R-Jordan Ryan [5]; 7. 16-DJ Foos [11]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 9. 23-Cole Macedo [7]; 10. 17-Josh Baughman [14]; 11. 2-Ricky Peterson [19]; 12. 21N-Frankie Nervo [15]; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton [6]; 14. 2L-Landon Lalonde [18]; 15. 88N-Frank Neill [12]; 16. 6-Frank Rodgers [16]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [13]; 18. 15-Mitch Harble [9]; 19. 9W-Lance Webb [17]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [11]; 5. 3C-Cale Conley [4]; 6. 1-Nate Dussel [5]; 7. 28-Tim Shaffer [8]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [9]; 9. 2+-Brian Smith [13]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [25]; 11. 26-Cory Eliason [12]; 12. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [20]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 14. 5X-Justin Peck [21]; 15. 5-Byron Reed [18]; 16. 99-Skylar Gee [22]; 17. 11-Zeb Wise [14]; 18. 5H-Jordan Harble [24]; 19. 4-Cap Henry [7]; 20. O9-Craig Mintz [19]; 21. 4S-Tyler Street [10]; 22. 17-Josh Baughman [26]; 23. 22C-Cole Duncan [23]; 24. 35-Stuart Brubaker [17]; 25. 15K-Chad Kemenah [15]; 26. 3J-Trey Jacobs [16]
Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan (1), Lee Jacobs (2-15), Aaron Reutzel (16-35)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 5, 2020):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 440
2. Buddy Kofoid - 438
3. Paul McMahan - 416
4. Cale Conley - 414
5. Jac Haudenschild - 392
6. Cap Henry - 388
7. Lee Jacobs - 382
8. Skylar Gee - 376
9. Tim Shaffer - 374
10. Greg Wilson - 368

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 5, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2326
2. Cory Eliason - 2196
3. Paul McMahan - 2150
4. Zeb Wise - 2134
5. Greg Wilson - 2032
6. Josh Baughman - 2004
7. Skylar Gee - 1988
8. Tony Stewart - 1702
9. Danny Dietrich - 1678
10. Brock Zearfoss - 1632

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

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Photo Credit: Dan McFarland / SprintFun
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World of Outlaws


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Winner Brad Sweet (Trent Gower Photo)



EVERYTHING HE NEEDED: Brad Sweet sweeps Independence Day Spectacular
The reigning champion wins big on CBS Sports Network, earning his seventh win of 2020 and pocketing $40,000 for the weekend

NEW RICHMOND, WI – July 4, 2020 – Brad Sweet took a quick glance at his right rear and shouted, “Woo! That’s all you need.”

With little tread left to spare, the reigning World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion’s tires propelled him to his third consecutive win at Cedar Lake Speedway Saturday night – sweeping the two $20,000-to-win Independence Day Spectacular Features.

“We had two unbelievable cars this weekend,” said Sweet during the historic CBS Sports Network broadcasted event. “I can’t thank my (Kasey Kahne Racing) guys enough for all of the hard work. It might look easy but I’m telling you this is a lot of stress; a lot of hard work and it’s paying off.”

While Sweet had to fight his way from ninth to the lead – further back than the night before when he went from seventh to the win – his NAPA Auto Parts #49 car still appeared to be in a different league. He had everything he needed. A good team. A good car. Good tires. And a head full of confidence.

However, his night didn’t start that way. Sweet’s name was rarely mentioned throughout most of the event. With a third-place finish in his Drydene Heat Race, Sweet was one spot short again of making the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, placing him ninth in the lineup for the 35-lap Feature.

David Gravel positioned himself as the early favorite by winning the Dash and claiming the pole for the Feature. With a large crowd of fans in attendance – who all passed through a state-of-the-art COVID-19 screening – and thousands more watching on CBS Sports Network, Gravel led the 24-car field to the green flag and pulled away.

His straightaway lead was cut to nothing when a caution came out for Scotty Thiel slowing on track on Lap 4. That positioned second-place Kerry Madsen to his outside and third-place Sheldon Haudenschild behind him on the restart. Gravel was able to pull away from the field again, but when he hit slower traffic a few laps later Madsen and Haudenschild closed in.

Their battle was like a yo-yo with Madsen closing in on Gravel and then fading back. Haudenschild would close on Madsen and then fade back. The three drivers did this for the next 10 laps before Kraig Kinser entered the picture.

Kinser worked his way by Haudenschild for third on Lap 18 and then got by Madsen for second 10 laps later. At the same time, Sweet made his presence known. Rolling around the bottom, Sweet worked his way through the field and passed Haudenschild for fourth with about nine laps to go. He almost stole third and second from Madsen and Kinser shortly after before a caution came out.

Sweet continued his masterclass of running the bottom on the restart and made quick work on Madsen and Kinser.

With seven to go, he passed Madsen for third. With six to go he passed Kinser for second. And with four laps to go, Sweet was at Gravel’s bumper.

Gravel was committed to the top, as it hadn’t served him wrong all race. But with three laps to go, Sweet passed him around the bottom like his Jason Johnson Racing #41 was down a cylinder. He then had to watch Sweet put his car on cruise control and drive away with the win – forcing Gravel to remain winless at the 3/8-mile track and take his sixth second-place finish there.

“After that first caution I didn’t know where to run,” Gravel said. “(Crew chief) Philip Dietz was telling me where to go. We were good on the restarts and I thought I felt the best on the top… We’ve just got more work to do. We really want to get a win. We’ve been struggling bad. A second and a fourth (for the weekend) is nothing to hang your head about, but when you lead these many laps you want to win.”

If you ask Sweet, he didn’t think he’d get to Gravel.

“The track started more wet than everyone thought and we were extremely tight,” Sweet said. “I felt like I was in a non-wing car there a few times. I was just trying to bide my time, you know, trying to realize it’s a long race and hope the cautions play into my favor. But when you have that good of a car, you can go on different parts of the racetrack than other guys.”

The win is Sweet’s fourth at Cedar Lake Speedway and seventh this season in 19 starts – his 57th career World of Outlaws win overall. The Independence Day weekend event is also the second event this year that he’s swept.

While Kraig Kinser missed out on the win, his third-place finish is his first top-five of the year and his first podium finish since a second-place finish at Skagit Speedway in August.

“We’ve been fast all weekend,” Kinser said. “We learned a little bit of what not to do during the Friday show. We were fortunate to capitalize on a good qualifying show. I got really good through the center of that race and probably got a little aggressive and I really think during that long run I might have heated my tires and blistered them up a little bit… The [Mesilla Valley Transportation] car was just rolling around good and was a dream to run tonight.”

Along with having everything he needed to pick up the win and $40,000 between the two-day show, Sweet also extended his points lead again – now 114 points ahead of second-place Logan Schuchart. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz remains third – now 116 points back. Both Schuchart and Schatz had a rough night, suffering flat right rear tires. Schatz finished 14th and Schuchart finished 16th.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will continue its 2020 tour on Friday, July 10 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Get tickets for the event by clicking here. https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&orgid=52711&pid=8813536#/event/8813536/seatmap/?selectBuyers=false&minPrice=35&maxPrice=40&quantity=2&sort=price_desc&ada=false&seatSelection=true&onlyCoupon=true&onlyVoucher=false

Then, on Saturday, July 11 the Series returns Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI. Get tickets by clicking here. https://mpv.tickets.com/?orgid=52711&agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&pid=8851167#/event/8851167/ticketlist/?view=sections&minPrice=45&maxPrice=50&quantity=2&sort=price_desc&ada=false&seatSelection=false&onlyCoupon=true&onlyVoucher=false

And on Sunday, July 12 the Series returns to Terre Haute Action track in Terre Haute, IN. Get tickets by clicking here. https://mpv.tickets.com/?orgid=52711&agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&pid=8813404#/event/8813404/seatmap/?selectBuyers=false&minPrice=20&maxPrice=40&quantity=2&sort=price_desc&ada=false&seatSelection=true&onlyCoupon=true&onlyVoucher=false

Race Results: 7/4/2020 – Cedar Lake Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$20,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1][$7,500]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3][$4,200]; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller [7][$2,800]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$2,300]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,200]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [13][$2,100]; 9. 83-Daryn Pittman [12][$2,050]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [8][$2,000]; 11. 2CS-Shane Stewart [15][$1,500]; 12. 17B-Bill Balog [17][$1,200]; 13. 33M-Mason Daniel [20][$1,100]; 14. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$1,050]; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [16][$1,000]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$1,000]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$1,000]; 18. 73AF-Paul Nienhiser [19][$1,000]; 19. 64-Scotty Thiel [14][$1,000]; 20. 33-James Broty [22][$1,000]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18][$1,000]; 22. 7-Tim Kaeding [11][$1,000]; 23. 73-Jake Blackhurst [24][$1,000]; 24. 6-Bill Rose [23][$1,000];
Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-31, Brad Sweet 32-35;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+8]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 11.69; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.769; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.838; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.883; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.969; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.983; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.992; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.076; 9. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.128; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.141; 11. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.167; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.196; 13. 73AF-Paul Nienhiser, 12.238; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.253; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.278; 16. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 12.281; 17. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.291; 18. 7-Tim Kaeding, 12.323; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 12.334; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.37; 21. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.41; 22. 2CS-Shane Stewart, 12.483; 23. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.594; 24. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 12.594; 25. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 12.647; 26. 33-James Broty, 12.814; 27. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 13.129; 28. 3-Tony Kaus, 13.413; 29. 29-Hunter Custer, 13.606; 30. 18S-Bryce Schmitt, 13.753

DRYDENE Heat #1 (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1]; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 7. 73AF-Paul Nienhiser [5]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [8]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 4. 7-Tim Kaeding [6]; 5. 64-Scotty Thiel [4]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 8. 73-Jake Blackhurst [8]; 9. 3-Tony Kaus [9]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 2CS-Shane Stewart [7]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5]; 7. 6-Bill Rose [6]; 8. 33-James Broty [8]; 9. 18S-Bryce Schmitt [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (8 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]

Last Chance Showdown (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 73AF-Paul Nienhiser [1][]; 2. 33M-Mason Daniel [4][]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [2][]; 4. 33-James Broty [6][]; 5. 6-Bill Rose [3][]; 6. 73-Jake Blackhurst [5][]; 7. 2K-Kevin Ingle [7][$300]; 8. 18S-Bryce Schmitt [9][$250]; 9. 3-Tony Kaus [8][$225]; 10. 97-Alan Gilbertson [10][$200]; 11. 13-Mark Dobmeier [11][$200]; 12. 29-Hunter Custer [12][$200]

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Winner Buddy Kofoid (Wayne Riegle Racing Photo)



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Buddy Kofoid earns July 4th Speedweek victory over All Stars at Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio (July 4, 2020) - Forced to settle for second after getting overtaken with five laps remaining one night prior at Attica Raceway Park, Penngrove, California’s Buddy Kofoid redeemed himself in a big way during night two of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires, eventually leading all 35 circuits to score a second-ever Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory in front of a packed house at Fremont Speedway.

Starting from the pole position by way of dash victory, Kofoid’s campaign at the front of the field was relatively uncontested, with his only real challenges in the form of restarts, three in total, and a long altercation with lapped traffic.

Although a sure-fire favorite in any All Star main event, two-time and defending Series champion, Aaron Reutzel, was unable to apply any pressure on Kofoid after attaining the second spot on lap 15. Reutzel would drive home second, followed by Cole Duncan, Greg Wilson, and the evening’s fast qualifier, Josh Baughman.

“Yea, shit, I don’t know what to say,” Buddy Kofoid said in Fremont Speedway victory lane, driver of the Ed Neumeister-owned/Gill Construction/Linder’s Speed Equipment/No. 11N sprint car. “Last year if the track was like this, we would have been a podium or a top-five car. The guys have really picked it up and we got our car so good on slick tracks like this. Even at Attica last night, we were so good. I can’t thank Ed Neumeister and everyone enough for what they do for me. They let me come out and have some fun. This is only my third sprint car race this year, so to have a first and a second with the All Stars is pretty damn cool.”

Despite a pair of red flag stoppages on lap five resulting in an early fuel stop, as well as an additional caution on lap 15, it was smooth sailing for Kofoid at the front of the field, and with the first-half cautions negating any chances for traffic, it was not until lap 23 when the frontrunners reached slower cars for the first time.

By lap 27, traffic intensified, now stacked-up two and three wide in front of Kofoid and second-place running Aaron Reutzel. In a desperate attempt to navigate by a potential roadblock, Kofoid drove high through turns three and four and passed two lappers at once, clearing the pair just before completing lap 28. The move essentially sealed the deal for Kofoid, opening up to a near-straightaway advantage by the 35th and final circuit.

“We had some lapped cars there at the end that kinda made things a little interesting, but I was able to get them,” Kofoid continued. “I knew once we had some cars behind us, I figured it would maybe take some time for the guys behind me to get them.

“I have to leave after Monday to go run the (Keith Kunz Motorsports) midget, so hopefully some of you guys will watch the midget race, too!”

The $5,000 All Star triumph was Kofoid’s first at Fremont Speedway, with his first-ever All Star victory taking shape at Wayne County Speedway during the 2019 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

What’s Next:
The 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires will continue on Sunday evening, July 5, with a second consecutive visit to Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. For those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to Fremont Speedway, please visit online at www.fremontohspeedway.com.

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Contingency Awards/Results: Fremont Speedway - July 4, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 40
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Chad Kemenah - 13.110
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Josh Baughman - 12.841
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Cale Conley
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Tim Shaffer
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Greg Wilson
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Cole Duncan
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Buddy Kofoid
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Josh Baughman
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Trey Jacobs
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Nate Dussel
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Buddy Kofoid
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Cap Henry (+10)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.179; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.209; 3. 5-Byron Reed, 13.247; 4. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.256; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.302; 6. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 13.331; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.391; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.520; 9. 15-Mitch Harble, 13.536; 10. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.627

Group (B)
1. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.841; 2. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.104; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.473; 4. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.493; 5. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.502; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.560; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.646; 8. 4-Cap Henry, 13.720; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.783; 10. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.992

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.329; 2. 77I-John Ivy, 13.541; 3. 16-DJ Foos, 13.614; 4. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.714; 5. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.904; 6. 23-Cole Macedo, 13.909; 7. 1-Nate Dussel, 14.025; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.037; 9. 5h-Jordan Harble, 14.242; 10. 4S-Tyler Street, 14.282

Group (D)
1. 5K-Adam Kekich, 13.436; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.541; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.557; 4. 70-Sye Lynch, 13.720; 5. 5x-Justin Peck, 13.735; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.801; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.847; 8. 9j-Dean Jacobs, 14.051; 9. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.062; 10. 6-Frank Rodgers, 14.638

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 3. 5-Byron Reed [2]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 5. 19R-Jordan Ryan [6]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs [5]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 8. 2+-Brian Smith [10]; 9. 15-Mitch Harble [9]; 10. 22B-Ryan Broughton [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 28-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 6. 4-Cap Henry [8]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo [10]; 10. 2L-Landon Lalonde [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 3. 15K-Chad Kemenah [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 77I-John Ivy [3]; 6. 1-Nate Dussel [7]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 8. 4S-Tyler Street [10]; 9. 23-Cole Macedo [6]; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [9]; 2. 5K-Adam Kekich [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]; 6. 9J-Dean Jacobs [8]; 7. 5X-Justin Peck [5]; 8. 6-Frank Rodgers [10]; 9. 70-Sye Lynch [1]; 10. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 28-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich [4]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [5]; 5. 11-Zeb Wise [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 4. 9J-Dean Jacobs [5]; 5. 1-Nate Dussel [4]; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [18]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [10]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]; 9. 2+-Brian Smith [11]; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 11. 5X-Justin Peck [8]; 12. 15-Mitch Harble [14]; 13. 21N-Frankie Nervo [17]; 14. 2L-Landon Lalonde [19]; 15. 4S-Tyler Street [12]; 16. 6-Frank Rodgers [13]; 17. 22B-Ryan Broughton [2]; 18. 23-Cole Macedo [16]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [11]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 8. 3C-Cale Conley [8]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 10. 28-Tim Shaffer [7]; 11. 5-Byron Reed [13]; 12. 4-Cap Henry [22]; 13. 15K-Chad Kemenah [15]; 14. 3J-Trey Jacobs [21]; 15. 26-Cory Eliason [16]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [17]; 17. 19R-Jordan Ryan [18]; 18. 5K-Adam Kekich [6]; 19. 8M-TJ Michael [23]; 20. 9J-Dean Jacobs [24]; 21. 81-Lee Jacobs [20]; 22. 11-Zeb Wise [10]; 23. 16-DJ Foos [12]; 24. 77I-John Ivy [19] Lap Leaders: Buddy Kofoid (1-35)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 4, 2020):
1. Buddy Kofoid - 296
2. Aaron Reutzel - 290
3. Greg Wilson - 278
4. Cap Henry - 276
5. Cale Conley - 274
6. Paul McMahan - 270
7. Jac Haudenschild - 268
8. Josh Baughman - 262
9. Skylar Gee - 258
10. Lee Jacobs - 238

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 4, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2176
2. Cory Eliason - 2068
3. Zeb Wise - 2018
4. Paul McMahan - 2004
5. Greg Wilson - 1902
6. Josh Baughman - 1898
7. Skylar Gee - 1870
8. Tony Stewart - 1702
9. Danny Dietrich - 1678
10. Brock Zearfoss - 1632

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

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Photo Credit: Wayne Riegle Racing Photography
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720 Route 539
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Track Phone: 609-758-1900
Website: www.newegyptspeedway.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nesspeedway
Contact: Mike Wisniewski – Wiz Motorsports Communications, 856-982-5137

COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, July 11, 2020 – Vahlco Wheels Modifieds, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, Sportsman, Street Stocks and Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman

4:00 p.m. – Pit gates open
5:00 p.m. – Grandstand gates open
6:00 p.m. – Hot laps start
7:00 p.m. – Racing starts

BOUC WINS NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY’S FIRECRACKER 40

New Egypt, NJ (July 5, 2020) – At New Egypt Speedway’s fourth annual Firecracker 40, Danny Bouc won the Vahlco Wheels Modified feature. Sammy Martz Jr. topped the field in the Ice Less Crate Modified feature. The main event for the Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars presented by the Meat Shoppe was taken by Jeremy Quick. Joe Garey Sr. was victorious in the 4-Cylinder contest. The Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman race was captured by Paul Mancini.

As the season opening 40-lap Vahlco Modified feature got underway, polesitter Wade Hendrickson hustled to the front with Mike Butler, Matt Stangle, Danny Bouc and Dominick Buffalino in tow. Following a caution period on the second tour, Hendrickson remained in control on the restart with Butler in second, Bouc shifting up to third, Billy Pauch Jr. advancing into fourth and Buffalino in fifth. On lap five, Pauch edged closer to the front as he passed Bouc for third. On the ninth revolution, action came to a halt as flames appeared on Chris Grbac’s ride. When action resumed, Hendrickson was still on top but Pauch slipped by Butler for second. Blaine Bracelin’s slowing car illuminated the yellow lights again on the tenth circuit. On the ensuing resumption, Pauch charged past Hendrickson to take the lead. Pauch was building up his margin over the pack when racing came to stop for a lap sixteen incident involving Cale Ross and Dominick Buffalino. After the green flag waved once more, Pauch was still on top with Bouc in second and Hendrickson in third. On lap nineteen, a slowing Ross on the speedway caused another brief stoppage in the action. As racing returned, a mechanical failure slowed Pauch and Bouc bolted to the lead as Pauch retired from the event. By lap twenty-five, Bouc was heading the field with Davey Sammons running in second and Frank Cozze in third. With ten laps remaining, Sammons had cut into Bouc’s advantage with Cozze, Butler and Buffalino next in line. On lap thirty-six, the final caution flag waved for a left front flat on Brandon Grosso’s car. Following the single file restart, Bouc held off Sammons for the remaining laps to rack up his twelfth career win at New Egypt Speedway. Sammons crossed the line in second and Cozze finished in third. With Butler slowing on the final lap, Buffalino came home in fourth and thirteenth place starting Dakota Kessler completed the top five. The Vahlco Wheels Modified heats were taken by Davey Sammons, JR Fulper and Mike Butler.

After taking the lead on the sixth circuit, Sammy Martz Jr. held off challenges from his rivals to earn his first career New Egypt Speedway win in the 20-lap Ice Less Crate Modified feature. Martz started the contest in ninth. Dan Fleming, who led the opening five tours claimed the runner-up spot. Anthony Tramontana was third. Johnny Bangs finished in fourth after starting the race in sixteenth. Fifth place went to Jon Meyer. Qualifying race winners in the Ice Less Crate Modified division were Jeremy Martino, Dan Fleming and Sammy Martz Jr. Ryan Heim was the victor in the consolation event.

In the 20-lap main event for the Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars presented by the Meat Shoppe, Jeremy Quick was the victor in his first ever visit to New Egypt Speedway. Quick paced the field from start to finish. 2019 track champion Rich Mellor finished in second. Brian Spencer was third with Heidi Hedin in fourth and Mark Bitner grabbing fifth. Rich Mellor and Mark Bitner won the Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars heat races.

Joe Garey Sr., the 2019 track champion, led every step of the way to win the 15-lap 4-Cylinder feature. Justin Dunn followed Garey across the finish line to take the runner-up spot. Tim Jones completed the race in third. Dominic Antonelli and John Ciallella rounded out the top five.

In the 8-lap feature for the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman, Paul Mancini wired the field to claim the checkered flag. Amanda Buchel came home in second. Jimmy Avery overtook Mason Magee on the final tour to capture third place.

“New Jersey’s Premier Dirt Track Facility”, New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.

For more information, visit online: www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway.

NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS – SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2020

Vahlco Wheels Modifieds

Heat 1 – 1. Davey Sammons 2. Wade Hendrickson 3. Steve Davis 4. Dominick Buffalino 5. Dakota Kessler 6. Chris Grbac

Heat 2 – 1. JR Fulper 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Jimmy Blewett 4.PJ Oliver 5. Cale Ross 6. Frank Cozze

Heat 3 – 1. Mike Butler 2. Danny Bouc 3. Pat Wall 4. Matt Stangle 5. Kory Fleming 6. Joseph Brown

VAHLCO WHEELS MODIFIEDS – 40 LAP FEATURE

1. DANNY BOUC 2. Davey Sammons 3. Frank Cozze 4. Dominick Buffalino 5. Dakota Kessler 6. Wade Hendrickson 7. Jimmy Blewett 8. Ryan Krachun 9. Steve Young 10. Brandon Grosso 11. Billy Osmun 12. Kory Fleming 13. Mike Butler 14. Billy Pauch Jr. 15. Pat Wall 16. Cale Ross 17. Blaine Bracelin 18. Chris Grbac 19. Joseph Brown 20. Matt Stangle 21. JR Fulper 22. Steve Davis 23. PJ Oliver 24. Jimmy Amato

Ice Less Crate Modifieds

Heat 1 - 1. Jeremy Martino 2. Matt Miller 3. Jon Meyer 4. Anthony Tramontana 5. Howie Finch 6. Johnny Bangs

Heat 2 - 1. Dan Fleming 2. Jim Housworth 3. Justin Grosso 4. Steve Hicks 5. Joe Nappi 6. Nick Van Wickle

Heat 3 - 1. Sammy Martz Jr. 2. Aaron Weaver 3. Lee Taylor Jr. 4. Kevin Borden 5. Eric Palmer 6. Tom Princiotta

Consolation - 1. Ryan Heim 2. Joe Toth 3. Ryan Simmons 4. Vinny Troia 5. Mason Magee 6. Robby Dunn

DNQ: Jim Dallett, Zachary Merola, Darren Cox, Matt Knaub, Jim Avery, Jarrod Burdge, Amanda Buchel, Ryan Krushinski, Andy Walko, Glenn McIntyre, Nick Stephan, Will Protinick

ICE LESS CRATE MODIFIEDS - 20 LAP FEATURE

1. SAMMY MARTZ JR. 2. Dan Fleming 3. Anthony Tramontana 4. Johnny Bangs 5. Jon Meyer 6. Justin Grosso 7. Eric Palmer 8. Steve Hicks 9. Howie Finch 10. Joe Toth 11. Joe Nappi 12. Tom Princiotta 13. Vinny Troia 14. Jim Dallett 15. Ryan Heim 16. Paul Mancini 17. Mason Magee 18. Nick Van Wickle 19. Jeremy Martino 20. Jim Housworth 21. Kevin Borden 22. Lee Taylor Jr. 23. Ryan Simmons 24. Robby Dunn 25. Aaron Weaver

DNS: Matt Miller

Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars Presented by The Meat Shoppe

Heat 1 - 1. Rich Mellor 2. Heidi Hedin 3. Jeremy Quick 4. Larry Drake

Heat 2 - 1. Mark Bitner 2. Mick D’Agastino 3. Brad Schaale 4. Brian Spencer

LARRY'S HOT RODS & HARLEY'S NORTHEAST WINGLESS SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY THE MEAT SHOPPE- 20 LAP FEATURE

1. JEREMY QUICK 2. Rich Mellor 3. Brian Spencer 4. Heidi Hedin 5. Mark Bitner 6. Mick D’Agastino 7. Larry Drake 8. Brad Schaale 9. Ken Nealis 10. Greg Shepsis

DNS: John Brammell, Chace Leahy, Gary Huston

4-CYLINDERS – 15 LAP FEATURE

1. JOE GAREY SR. 2. Justin Dunn 3. Tim Jones 4. Dominic Antonelli 5. John Ciallella 6. Ian Ashford 7. Mike Fox 8. Joseph Wolfe 9. Joe Garey Jr. 10. Jimmy Avery 11. Scott Dunn

LYONS CONSTRUCTION/METAL FAB ROOKIE SPORTSMAN – 8 LAP FEATURE

1. PAUL MANCINI 2. Amanda Buchel 3. Jimmy Avery 4. Mason Magee 5. Nick Stephan 6. Will Protinick

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Brady Bacon (#69) battles for the lead with Justin Grant midway through Saturday night's Bill Gardner Sprintacular at Lincoln Park Speedway.
(David Nearpass Photo)



BACON MAGNIFICENT IN SPRINTACULAR TRIUMPH AT LPS

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Putnamville, Indiana (July 4, 2020).........Brady Bacon's run of misfortune over the past three USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car races had run the gamut, beginning with a crash not of his own doing one week prior, followed by mag issue after mag issue after mag issue ever since.

The Broken Arrow, Okla. native's tide was seemingly turning midway through Saturday's second and final night of the 6th annual Bill Gardner Sprintacular at Lincoln Park Speedway, co-sanctioned by MSCS, as he stormed to the lead midway through the 30-lap feature after starting 8th. Soon after, that old notion of "if it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all" seem to rear its ugly presence.

"When I got the lead, I think that's when our tire started going down," Bacon recalled of the deflation on the right rear. "I wasn't able to make the speed I was able to make to get to the lead. I was kind of having to play defense and use the lapped cars as blockers."

However, that tide did finally turn for Bacon on this night as everything stayed intact until the checkered flag with the tire completely going down as he rolled into victory lane for the third time this season in his Dynamics, Inc./Fatheadz Eyewear - DriveWFX.com/Triple X/Rider Chevy, just in the nick of time.

"I think if we would've had a yellow there at the end and that tire would've gone flat, I would've just driven it off the end of the track and came and got it later," Bacon semi-joked.

The triumphant victory for Bacon was the 32nd of his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, tying him with 1973 series champion, longtime USAC official and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Rollie Beale for 12th all-time.

Bacon's recent misfortunes began with a crash at Plymouth one week ago while running third, then snowballed with a slew of magneto issues under the hood, first with the Hoffman's own car during a local show at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. Then, last Wednesday at Terre Haute, Bacon was running second late when another mag failure befell him despite driving a completely different car with a different engine that night.

Following those two instances, Bacon and team changed the mag and made a trip to the dyno prior to suiting up for Friday's first night of action at Lincoln Park. He ran hot laps, qualified and transferred through his heat race, when suddenly, another mag went out, and he was unable to fire off for the feature before being pushed back to the pit area prior to even seeing the green flag.

"That's more mag failures than I've had in my entire career in the last three nights," Bacon related. "It was frustrating to have cars we knew we're good enough to be on the podium, at least, every night and be in contention to win and not be able to."

"I feel like these are the nicest cars I've ever had and the most prepared we've ever been," Bacon continued. "It's stuff that never happens that's not really in our control; it gets pretty frustrating. I'm thinking 'I feel like I'm living right. I feel like I'm living pretty good. I'm not even living on the edge or anything.'"

Yet, Bacon has resolve and thrives when put behind the eight-ball. In fact, in both of his USAC victories this year coming into Saturday night, Bacon was the KSE Racing Products/B & W Auto Mart hard charger, having to come from 9th to win during each night of the Winter Dirt Games in Ocala, Fla. to start the season in February.

"We felt like we were missing a little step earlier in the night," Bacon remembered from the beginning of Saturday night's event. "I just made a bad decision in qualifying and kind of put us back. In the heat race, we did win, but we didn't feel like we were good enough to win the feature. We made some changes, and obviously they were the right ones."

Starting 8th in the 24-car field, Bacon made quite a bit of headway early on, moving to 7th on the opening lap, to 6th on the second lap, to 5th on lap four, into 4th on lap five and finally to 3rd by lap seven, interrupted only by a Max Adams lap two spin while running 5th and a lap four Stephen Schnapf flip in turn one from which he emerged without injury.

Justin Grant commanded the opening 14 laps, but nearing the halfway point, it was a tale of differing lines among the top-three of Grant, C.J. Leary and Bacon, with Grant utilizing the top of turns three and four and the bottom of one and two while Leary was glued to the bottom and Bacon was ripping the top.

On the 15th lap, Bacon was able to clear Leary off the second turn, then continued the roll to press by Grant off four to possess the lead by a nose at the stripe.

Grant attempted a succession of sliders on laps 16 and 17 into turn three past Bacon, but each time, Bacon had an answer and promptly cut back underneath Grant to reclaim the lead with Leary lurking on the bottom just about even with the two at the head of the pack.

"Justin was sliding up to the middle of four and I was leaving the gap into three really big," Bacon explained. "It's kind of a dangerous spot to be in even though it may be faster, but it's not if he gets in front of me. I'm just racing as hard I could and trying to make good decisions and, fortunately, we didn't make any bad enough to lose the lead."

On the 19th lap, Leary was able to nip his way into second by Grant and relentlessly hounded Bacon in his pursuit to the front where he ultimately put himself in a position to pounce on Bacon when the leaders reached a throng of traffic with five laps remaining.

The triumphant victory for Bacon was the 32nd of his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, tying him with 1973 series champion, longtime USAC official and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Rollie Beale for 12th all-time. (David Nearpass Photo)

Leary surged ahead of Bacon while scurrying around the bottom with four laps remaining but had to readjust his line as he followed Adams on the bottom of turn one. That allowed Bacon, carrying the momentum up top, to surge back ahead of Leary off turn two, and beating the defending series champ to the line by a half-car length with now three laps to go.

Leary was able to eat up ground and briefly take the lead entering turns one and three, but Bacon shot off the exit of turns two and four each time to hold serve, barely. With two go, Bacon saw an opportunity with a slight break in the traffic to beat Leary in a race to the bottom of turn one, taking away Leary's line.

Entering the final set of corners on the 30th and final lap, Leary was forced to follow Bacon around the infield tires while Grant made one final push off the rim as Bacon captured the victory with Leary just behind in second and Grant third in a top-three that was separated by a mere 0.172 of a second.

Those three were followed by Chase Stockon, Tanner Thorson, Brent Beauchamp, Dave Darland, Kevin Thomas Jr. and Brandon Mattox with Carson Short rounding out the top-ten.

In Fatheadz Qualifying, Brent Beauchamp earned his first fast qualifying time in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition since the 2012 Indiana Sprint Week opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

The car count of 57 Saturday night was the largest for a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car race since the Western World Championships at Arizona's Manzanita Speedway in November of 2008.

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 4, 2020 - Lincoln Park Speedway - Putnamville, Indiana - 5/16-Mile Dirt Oval - Bill Gardner Sprintacular - Co-Sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING FLIGHT ONE: 1. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-12.611; 2. Dave Darland, 36d, EZR/Curb-Agajanian-12.713; 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9K, KT-12.985; 4. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-12.996; 5. Thomas Meseraull, 00, Whitney-13.024; 6. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-13.085; 7. Chris Windom, 19, Hayward-13.121; 8. Jonathan Vennard, 54, KO-13.139; 9. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-13.143; 10. Garrett Aitken, 32, Aitken-13.190; 11. Dustin Smith, 77, Smith-13.194; 12. Jake Swanson, 34AZ, Team AZ-13.214; 13. Aaron Leffel, 12L, Leffel-13.228; 14. A.J. Hopkins, 04, Burton-13.373; 15. Anton Hernandez, 5, Baldwin-13.435; 16. Dickie Gaines, 44, Soudrette-13.471; 17. Donny Brackett, 4B, Brackett-13.520; 18. Brayden Fox, 53, Fox-13.599; 19. Kent Schmidt, 5K, KO-13.793; 20. Carson Short, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-13.795; 21. Robert Carrington, 34c, Carrington-14.000; 22. Stan Beadles, 84, Beadles-14.006; 23. Harley Burns, 16, Burns-14.073; 24. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-14.493; 25. Bobby Griffitts, 9, Griffitts-14.579; 26. Chayse Hayhurst, 20, Hayhurst-14.591; 27. Blake Vermillion, 73, Vermillion-14.611; 28. Ryan Bond, 7R, Bond-NT; 29. Justin Standridge, 8D, Schlattweiler-NT.

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING FLIGHT TWO: 1. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.913; 2. Max Adams, 37, Felker-13.059; 3. Tanner Thorson, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-13.190; 4. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-13.197; 5. Jordan Kinser, 70, Hurst-13.205; 6. Stephen Schnapf, 61m, Edwards-13.308; 7. Matt McDonald, 5m, McDonald-13.440; 8. Travis Berryhill, 77s, Sturgeon-13.473; 9. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.533; 10. Mario Clouser, 6, Clouser-13.629; 11. Josh Cunningham, 6s, Cunningham-13.678; 12. Brian VanMeveren, 24, VanMeveren-13.744; 13. Dakota Jackson, 17G, On The Gass-13.771; 14. Nate McMillin, 24, McMillin-13.783; 15. Aric Gentry, 10, GBR-13.846; 16. Jadon Rogers, 14, Rogers-13.866; 17. Tye Mihocko, 5T, Mihocko-13.872; 18. Chris Phillips, 6p, Phillips-13.966; 19. Tim Creech, 2c, Creech-13.974; 20. Jake Bland, 20B, Bland-14.087; 21. Anthony D'Alessio, 01, D'Alessio/Parallax-14.134; 22. Mitch Wissmiller, 29, RMB-14.151; 23. Ben Knight, 16K, Knight-14.262; 24. Jesse Vermillion, 5v, Vermillion-14.555; 25. Shey Owens, 17s, Owens-14.858; 26. Eric Perrott, 45, Perrott-14.958; 27. Tony Helton, 87, Miller-15.077; 28. Kurt Gross, 1x, Gross-15.324.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chase Stockon, 2. Brent Beauchamp, 3. Thomas Meseraull, 4. Kevin Thomas Jr., 5. Dustin Smith, 6. Anton Hernandez, 7. Kent Schmidt, 8. Blake Vermillion, 9. Harley Burns, 10. Robert Carrington, 11. Justin Standridge, 12. Bobby Griffitts, 13. Donny Brackett, 14. Chris Windom, 15. Aaron Leffel. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Carson Short, 2. Kyle Cummins, 3. Garrett Aitken, 4. Jake Swanson, 5. Brandon Mattox, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Jonathan Vennard, 8. Chayse Hayhurst, 9. Brayden Fox, 10. Stan Beadles, 11. Ryan Bond, 12. Robert Bell, 13. Dickie Gaines. NT

AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Jordan Kinser, 5. Aric Gentry, 6. Tye Mihocko, 7. Ben Knight, 8. Josh Cunningham, 9. Shey Owens, 10. Tim Creech, 11. Anthony D'Alessio, 12. Tony Helton, 13. Matt McDonald, 14. Dakota Jackson. NT

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Mario Clouser, 3. Max Adams, 4. Stephen Schnapf, 5. Jadon Rogers, 6. Travis Berryhill, 7. Chris Phillips, 8. Nate McMillin, 9. Brian VanMeveren, 10. Mitch Wissmiller, 11. Jake Bland, 12. Jesse Vermillion, 13. Eric Perrott. 2:23.754

D-MAIN: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the C-Main) 1. Jesse Vermillion, 2. Blake Vermillion, 3. Chayse Hayhurst, 4. Robert Bell, 5. Shey Owens, 6. Ryan Bond, 7. Tony Helton, 8. Justin Standridge, 9. Eric Perrott, 10. Bobby Griffitts.

C-MAIN: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the semi) 1. Jadon Rogers, 2. Brayden Fox, 3. Tye Mihocko, 4. Mitch Wissmiller, 5. Jesse Vermillion, 6. Chayse Hayhurst, 7. Jake Bland, 8. Blake Vermillion, 9. Tim Creech, 10. Kent Schmidt, 11. Robert Bell, 12. Harley Burns, 13. Robert Carrington, 14. Ben Knight, 15. Stan Beadles, 16. Donny Brackett, 17. Chris Phillips, 18. Anthony D'Alessio.

SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Brandon Mattox, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Jonathan Vennard, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Travis Berryhill, 6. Aric Gentry, 7. Dakota Jackson, 8. Jadon Rogers, 9. Mitch Wissmiller, 10. Matt McDonald, 11. Brayden Fox, 12. Nate McMillin, 13. Josh Cunningham, 14. Brian VanMeveren, 15. Anton Hernandez, 16. Dustin Smith, 17. Aaron Leffel. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Brady Bacon (8), 2. C.J. Leary (5), 3. Justin Grant (1), 4. Chase Stockon (7), 5. Tanner Thorson (2), 6. Brent Beauchamp (6), 7. Dave Darland (10), 8. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3), 9. Brandon Mattox (11), 10. Carson Short (9), 11. Chris Windom (16), 12. Kyle Cummins (14), 13. Jordan Kinser (13), 14. Jonathan Vennard (17), 15. Mario Clouser (20), 16. Jadon Rogers (24), 17. Dakota Jackson (23), 18. Travis Berryhill (18), 19. Garrett Aitken (19), 20. Jake Swanson (21), 21. Max Adams (4), 22. Aric Gentry (22), 23. Stephen Schnapf (15), 24. Thomas Meseraull (12). NT

**A.J. Hopkins flipped during qualifying. Dickie Gaines flipped during the second heat. Dakota Jackson flipped during the third heat. Ben Knight flipped during the C-Main. Stephen Schnapf flipped on lap 4 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Justin Grant, Laps 15-26 Brady Bacon, Lap 27 C.J. Leary, Laps 28-30 Brady Bacon.

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-644, 2-Chris Windom-574, 3-Brady Bacon-568, 4-C.J. Leary-553, 5-Chase Stockon-545, 6-Kevin Thomas Jr.-523, 7-Carson Short-495, 8-Dave Darland-420, 9-Brandon Mattox-364, 10-Anton Hernandez-355.

PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Chris Windom-54, 2-Tanner Thorson-51, 3-Logan Seavey-43, 4-Justin Grant-38, 5-Cannon McIntosh-32, 6-Andrew Layser-31, 7-Brady Bacon-27, 8-Kevin Thomas Jr.-27, 9-Tanner Carrick-27, 10-Daison Pursley-27.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACES: July 10-11, 2020 - Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, Iowa - 1/2-Mile Dirt Oval - Brandt Corn Belt Nationals - Co-Sanctioned by the POWRI WAR Sprint Car League

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Brent Beauchamp

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Chase Stockon

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Carson Short

AutoMeter Third Heat Winner: Brady Bacon

Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner: Justin Grant

Indy Metal Finishing Semi Winner: Brandon Mattox

KSE Racing Products / B & W Auto Mart Hard Charger: Brady Bacon (8th to 1st)

Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher: Jordan Kinser

Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer: Dakota Jackson

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Results by Vicki Gehris
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BRAD ARNOLD A FIRST TIME WINNER OF FIRECRACKER 40 AT GRANDVIEW, KEVIN HIRTHLER GETS MODIFIED VICTORY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. July 5, 2020 . . . Brad Arnold and Brian Hirthler were rubbing wheels and trading paint as they came in for the checkered on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway, but it was Arnold that came out victorious to win his first Firecracker 40-lap T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman feature for a $2,000 payday.

Courteous of Jim and Missy Bowman 3 Sportsman drivers received American Racer right rear SD-48 tires. Parker Guldin received one for being the first driver to get a right rear flat, Brad Brightbill was another recipient since his 10th place finish was the highest finisher that qualified through the consi and a random draw for second through fifth-place finisher went to fourth place finisher Mark Kemmerer. W*T*Fans (We The Fans) awarded Jimmy Leiby $150 for being the highest crate engine finisher and he also received the weekly award of $100 from the track giving him $250 in bonus bucks.

The TP Trailers Modified NASCAR Advance Auto Parts event saw Brian Hirthler end his winless streak by a comfortable margin over runner-up Jared Umbenhauer to collect his first win of the season. The last time Hirthler stood in the Modified victory lane was April 8, 2017.

Providing the feature winners met the necessary requirements, they received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and a certificate from VP Fuels for product awards. The Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie award recipients were Jimmy Leiby and Brian Hirthler.

Rookie racer and polesitter Decker Swinehart grabbed the early lead in the Firecracker 40 trailed by Jimmy Leiby, Mike Mammana, Derrick Smith and Ryan Beltz.

Swinehart had a slight edge built up over his fellow competitors, but by the tenth lap Leiby erased the margin to challenge him.

The lead changed hands on the 11th lap when Leiby moved to the head of the pack.

While Leiby set the pace, Swinehart, Smith, Arnold and Parker Guldin jockeyed for the remaining positions.

Guldin brought out the first yellow when he stopped in the second turn. Leiby was still in the lead when action resumed, but now Arnold advanced to second to challenge him with Hirthler right on his bumper.

A second turn tangle between John McGovern and Nate Mohr on the 21st lap caused the next caution. On the restart Arnold shot to the outside and into the lead. At the same time Ryan Beltz took over the runner-up spot.

Within no time Arnold had a sizeable lead built up, but that was erased when the red flag had to be thrown after early leader Swinehart flipped in the first turn. He was uninjured, but the car sustained heavy damage. When the race resumed Beltz briefly got the edge on Arnold as the pair raced side-by-side, but when the lap counted it was Arnold still in first.

The race for second soon developed into a heated battle between Beltz, Brian Hirthler and Kenny Gilmore with neither one giving up while Mark Kemmerer held down fifth in hopes of advancing a position.

Gilmore’s solid fourth place run ended on the 36th lap when he pulled into the infield out of contention.

With two laps remaining, a tire came off of Lex Shive’s car bringing him to an abrupt halt in turn two for the final yellow. On the single file restart with Arnold first and now Hirthler second, Arnold wasted no time keeping the Esterly Concrete sponsored mount first, but Hirthler stayed right with him trying to gain control.

Coming in for the checkered Arnold and Hirthler were making contact since Hirthler wanted to make things interesting. Arnold was determined to win and never lifted until he pulled into the winner’s circle for his sixth career win with Hirthler right on his bumper for a close second. Following the pair across were Beltz, Kemmerer and Kyle Lilick. Sixth through tenth were Jimmy Leiby, Kyle Smith, last week’s feature winner Jack Butler, Ryan Higgs and Brad Brightbill.

Heat winners were Lilick, Mike Mammana and Jimmy Leiby. K. Gilmore won the consi.

Before the first lap of the Modified feature could be recorded leader Ron Myers spun right in front of the 28-car starting grid causing a nine car tangle. Dylan Swinehart and Eric Biehn were eliminated while the others could rejoin the action at the back of the pack after several made pit stops. Hirthler, who didn’t even qualify for last week’s show, luckily avoided being involved and inherited the lead and wasted no time keeping the Green Lane/Wm Penn, Whitetail Disposal No. 117 first followed by Ryan Grim, Ray Swinehart, Craig Whitmoyer and Jared Umbenhauer.

Swinehart, who had fallen back to seventh, spun in turn four on the seventh lap for another yellow. It was still Hirthler showing the way on the restart with Umbenhauer, Grim, Doug Manmiller and Whitmoyer in tow.

Positions were constantly changing behind Hirthler who increased the distance between himself and his fellow competitors and chasing him down by lap 20 were Umbenhauer, Manmiller, Tim Buckwalter and Whitmoyer. Trying to get into the top five was Craig Von Dohren, who was involved in the first lap incident and he succeeded in two laps to go.

Hirthler kept his rapid momentum, until the drop of the checkered to chalk up his 13th career win. Narrowly posting his season best finish at the line was Umbenhauer followed by Manmiller, for the second week in a row; Buckwalter and Von Dohren. Rounding out the top ten were Whitmoyer, Duane Howard, Brett Kressley, R. Grim and Louden Reimert.

Myers, Howard and Umbenhauer won the heats. The consi was won by Von Dohren.

Coming up at Grandview on Saturday, July 11th is another excitement filled doubleheader featuring the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman, both part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Series. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. Adult admission is just $15 and those under 12 are admitted free.

URC Sprints join the Modifieds and Sportsman for a giant tripleheader card of racing action on Saturday, July 18th.

FEATURE RACE RESULTS

T.P. Trailers Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (40-laps): 1. Brad Arnold, 2. Brian Hirthler, 3. Ryan Beltz, 4. Mark Kemmerer, 5. Kyle Lilick, 6. Jimmy Leiby, 7. Kyle Smith, 8. Jack Butler, 9. Ryan Higgs, 10. Brad Brightbill, 11. Chris Esposito, 12. Nate Brinker, 13. Col Stangle, 14. B.J. Joly, 15. Lex Shive, 16. Kenny Gilmore 17. Decker Swinehart, 18. Nathan Mohr, 19. John McGovern, 20. Derrick Smith, 21. Parker Guldin, 22. Tom Miller, 23. Dean Bachman, 24. Mike Mammana. DNQ: Ryan Laise, Kenny Bock, Mark Gaugler, Beau Drobot, Jesse Leiby, Bryan Rhoads, Matt Brooke, Nick Faust./L

T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-laps): 1. Kevin Hirthler, 2. Jared Umbenhauer, 3. Doug Manmiller, 4. Tim Buckwalter, 5. Craig Von Dohren, 6. Craig Whitmoyer, 7. Duane Howard, 8. Brett Kressley, 9. Ryan Grim, 10. Louden Reimert, 11. Rick Laubach, 12. Briggs Danner, 13. John Willman, 14. Dan Waisempacher, 15. T. J. Lilly, 16. Mike Lisowski, 17. Ryan Lilick, 18. Ron Kline, 919. Richie Hitzler, 20. Ron Myers, 21. Brett Gilmore, 22. Jeff Strunk, 24 Carroll Hine III, 25. Clay Butler, 26. Ray Swinehart, 27. Brad Grim, 28. Eric Biehn. DNQ: Mark Levy, Joe Funk, Justin Grim, Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Mark Kratz and Darren Schuler.

POWRi Racing

Winner Cannon McIntosh (Don Holbrook Photo)


Trey Gropp Claims First POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Victory

Garden City, KS. (07/04/2020) Wrapping up night two of the 5th Annual Midget Roundup for the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League at Airport Raceway, where 25 midgets battle it out to find the fastest way to victory lane. After 30 trips around the fastest 1/6-mile dirt oval in Kansas, Gropp would use the high line to perfection, to capture his first ever POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Win.

Trey Gropp found himself on fire all night. Picking up a heat race win early in the night would set him up well for the feature event. Starting in the fourth position for the 30-lap feature, Gropp found himself taking the green and settling into the third-place position. Robert Dalby and Cannon Mcintosh battled for the top two positions, while Gropp followed behind in third. The leader, Robert Dalby, hit lapped traffic and found himself battling for position on track. McIntosh tried to sneak by Dalby in turns 3&4 while he still found himself battling with lapped traffic. All while Gropp goes four in the fluff to take the lead coming out of turn 4. Gropp will lead lap 10 as a caution came out.

Gropp still leading, McIntosh followed behind in the second position, they took the green flag and made contact in the corner, which caused them both to lose some ground. Gropp and Mcintosh broke away from the rest of the field with 15 laps completed. Gropp stood his ground and rode the top side to claim his first POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Victory.

"I just can't believe I held him off." Exclaimed Gropp. "This is the first win with MSW, it's pretty special. I just needed to hold on and don't miss my marks"

Smith Titanium Heat Race 1 Winner: Trey Gropp
Keizer Racing Wheels Heat Race 2 Winner: Shannon McQueen
Saldana Racing Products Heat Race 3 Winner: Keith Rauch
Super Clean B-Feature Winner: Andrew Felker

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets League Feature Results:
1.00-Trey Gropp; 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh; 3. 4-Robert Dalby; 4. 44S- Andrew Felker; 5. 43T- Adam Trimble; 6. 27-Keith Rauch; 7. 15-Carson Garrett; 8. 26-Tristin Thomas; 9. 2-Bob Harr; 10. 7-Shannon McQueen; 11. 11-Mike Woodruff; 12. 88-Dustin Weland; 13. 07-Kyle Wilson; 14. 6-Collin Rinehart; 15. 70-Cade Cowles; 16. 4T-AJ Valim; 17. 43C-Lonnie Cox; 18.(DNF) 91-Chris Shell; 19.(DNF) 7T-Troy Simpson; 20.(DNF)7D-Michelle Decker; 21.(DNF) 71-Zac Taylor

POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League will be back in action next weekend with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League with a 3-day race weekend. Starting out on Friday, July 10th in Humboldt, KS.at Humboldt Speedway, and July 11th & 12th in Grain Valley, Mo. at Valley Speedway. Can't make it out to the track and don't want to miss any of the live action on the racing program? Subscribe today at POWRI.TV to catch all of the action LIVE and ON-DEMAND.

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