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15

History Was Made Last Night!

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NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA—THE 57TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF RACING

Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. Track office: 610.754.7688

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

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SPRINTS, SPORTSMAN AND MODIFIEDS AT GRANDVIEW FRIDAY NIGHT; $25K TO WIN 48TH ANNUAL FREEDOM 76 ON SATURDAY; AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTO SESSIONS ANNOUNCED

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 15, 2019 . . . The excitement continues to build for two big nights of auto racing action at Grandview Speedway this weekend topped by the 49th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic that rewards the winner with $25, 000 plus lap money on Saturday night.

The weekend kicks off with the action packed Freedom 38 for Sportsman stock cars paying the winner of the 38-lapper $2,000. With the increased purse this race is bound to attract a number of visitors. And the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, featuring the popular 305 Sprints, will have standouts such as Tim Tanner Jr. leading a large field of entries as they battle in their 25-lap main event.

Also on Friday night, action starting at 7:30 p.m., the Modified racers planning to participate in the Freedom 76 will be given practice time during the evening’s events.

Pits open at 3 p.m. and main grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Adult admission is $12 with youngsters 6 through 11 paying $5 and kids under 6 admitted free. Pit admission for Friday is $35 and there is no license required.

Advance tickets for the Freedom 76 will be available Friday night for just $35 while on race day they will sell for $40. Youngsters, 6 through 11, on Saturday will pay $10 while kids under 6 are admitted free. Pit admission will be $45 with no license required.

Saturday will see pit gates open at 9 a.m. Advance ticketholders are admitted to the main grandstands at 3 p.m. while the ticket windows open at 3:30 p.m.

Before the action starts on the track Saturday the Grandview Speedway 2019 champions will be featured in an autograph session at the SDS Photo stand from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m./4:30p.m. Modified champion, now a six time champion, Duane Howard, along with Sportsman champion Brad Brightbill will have their Sharpies ready to sign autographs for the fans.

And then it will be on track action at 7 p.m. as Modified racers warm up, participate in qualifying events, the $1,000 to win Cash Dash, the Schaffer Racing Minuteman 20 and topped off by the 49th edition of the Freedom 76, “The Granddaddy of Modified Stock Car Classics”.

A large amount of lap money will be divided amongst lap leaders during the big race and the racer gaining the most positions during the 76 laps will receive $500 from Bobby Gunther Walsh and his sponsors as the Hardcharger.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear will present a jacket to the winner of the Freedom 76. As in the past Penske Shocks will present a product certificate to the Minuteman 20 winner. And Lias Tire will be awarding tire certificates.

Heading up the Modified action will a number of visiting talents along with others taking on Grandview champion Duane Howard who is a five time winner including last year, five time winner Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk (a seven time winner), former winner Ray Swinehart, John Willman, Doug Manmiller, Jared Umbenhauer, Hall of Famer Frank Cozze, three time winner Meme DeSantis, Mike Gular, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Ryan Lilick, and so many more. And as always there will be a number of last minute surprise entries.

Rain date for the Freedom 76 is September 28th. There is no rain date for the Friday night events.

Additional details, camping info, and more is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com. Check in on Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688. Campers are reminded that campers must be removed from Speedway grounds no later than the day following the Freedom 76.

Grandview Speedway, celebrating 57 years of continuous operation, is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown.

Hamlin, PA- Hamlin Speedway Beats The Weather With Eight Feature Events
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The Hamlin Speedway was loaded with tremendous racing activity last evening and with an eye on the weather in the Poconos, was able to soldier through it and have a great night at the speedway. The crowd was up and the roster was down with the drivers fearing the speedway might get wet. Once again the Smith Fanily was off and running with some superb heat racing action and eight feature events. The racing action at the 1/5th mile clay-cushioned facility has been remarkable with many outstanding driving personalities carving out their own claim to fame in weekly competition for age groups from 8 to 60 plus and many of the drivers last night were first time winners in their current division. With rain falling throughout the area, it was truly a miracle the Smith Family was able to pull this event off.

The 2019 season is now seventeen weeks old and many special events have been already been completed but the racing action is just a week away from being compeleted at Hamlin. To recap the action on Saturday some drivers at the speedway gained a first, meaning they won their first ever event at the speedway taken over by the Smith Family in 2005. Doug Smith, a nearby resident of Mount Cobb, captured the Junior Slingshot action. Tyler LIndsay had the hot foot in in the Regular 600 main event and came away as a winner. The Rookie main event for the 600 Sprints was captured by Tony Parlanti. Last season's Junior Slingshot champion, Shelby McLaughlin, was way ahead of the curve last night as she powered her way to a win in the All Star Slingshot field. Unheralded Jame Costlow had the fast ticket around the Hamlin Speedway last night as he outgunned a stellar turnout of equipment in the Smith Family Memorial event for the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds. Wally Bell was quick to ring the bell as he captured the Super Slingshot win

James Costlow, who had been in the past running with the Slingshots, took command of the Smith Family Memorial at the start and quickly carved out a lead over the rest of the field. Amand Buchel, who began from third place, had a quick race car at her disposal and with each lap closed a bit on Costlow. With the 30-lap distance in place, Costlow remained strong throughout the event and was able to hold both Buchel race cars (Amanda and Adam) behind him to go on and capture his first win in the Stage One division. Amanda and Adman Buchel followed with Jeff Hineline rushing to fourth place with Ricky Bobby nailing down a top five finish. Anthony Chrobak headed up the next five finishers with Tanner VanDoren, Mike Samony, Joel Price, Mark Evans, and Evan Civick following.

In the Super Slingshots, Wally Bell was all business as he took the lead at the start and was able to carve some distance between he and second place runner Jim Conroy. Conroy had his hands full trying to defend his turf against a very pesty Dale Kober who tried every inch of the territory involved to get by him to no avail. Paul Ennes hustled his way through the field to grab up fourth place and Roger Collins returned to the speedway to nail down a top five finish. David Guest, Mark Exeter and Jeremy Hoffman followed.

The diminshed Rookie feature for the 600 Sprints began with Tony Parlanti showing the hot hand from the top of the raceway. Brandon Nicholas and Jake Eby tried to track Parlanti down but were engaged in their own super battle for position and Parlanti scooted away from them. Parlanti captured the win with Nicholas in second, Eby third, Cody Powell in fourth and Carmen Leggio in fifth place.

In the regular event for the 600 Sprints Noah Zielinski lead the first lap until a restart slowed the action. On the restart, Mack Brink nosed his way outfront with the thundering herd following closely behind. Tyler Lindsay using all angles of the raceway was able to move in and successfully make the pass on Brink from the top of the raceway. Lindsay made the winning pass stick the remainder of the event and captured the win with Brink settling for runner-up honors. Reigning track champion Mick D'Agostino was third in this one with Noah Zielinski in fourth place and Zack Weisenfluh settling for fifth. "The Big Show" Joey Amantea hustled to sixth place with Kyle Ferrucci, Ryan Bohlke, Dennis Stawinsky, Don Colaluce and Jacob Nemeth finshing up the places.

The Junior Slingshot found RJ Sherman leading for a lap and a spin brought the action to a halt. Doug Smith, who had been in a position to win some races, on the restart quickly found the top of the raceway to be the hot spot on the raceway as he took over the lead and lead the remainder of the event to capture the win. Sherman was the runner-up with Aidan Donaldson doing great work to finish third. Aidan Elliot and Charlene Benz completed the top five. Isabella VanOrden was sixth with the returning Connor Mirabelli seventh and Chase Zimmer eighth, Cole Perez in ninth and Kasey Hufcut tenth.

The All Star Slingshot event began with Shelby McLaughlin grabbing the lead from the pole position. McLaughlin was fast and was precise on the speedway hitting her marks at each step and carved out a huge lead over the field. Paul Ennes was in the runner-up role and just held his position down for second place. Scott Neary, who was running third, had a gang of cars behind him looking for a spot but Neary was strong enough to hold the feild at bay. James Benz was fourth in this one and Brian Smith hustled to fith place. Joey Kalafut hit his notes as he headed up the second five with Ashley Kober, Wally Bell, Andrew Turpin, and Justin Newhard nailing down top ten finishes.

Jeff Metsger was all speed as he took the lead at the start of the PA Winged Outlaw event and led all of the way to a win over Clint Loss. It was the first appearance of the division at Hamlin.

In the rained out 600 Sprint feature from last month, "The Taylor Tornado" Zack Weisenfluh took over the lead with a pass of Mack Brink on lap nine to go and claim the win. "The Traveling Man" Mick D'Agostion utilized all of the raceway to claim runner-up honors in this one with Mack BRink in third place, Tyler LIndsay fourth and Joey Amantea in fifth. Kyle Ferrucci, Dennis Stawinsky, and Noah Zielinski rounded out the field.

Pearl Jams:

The track was racy from start to finish and Track Promoter Randy Smith continued to work on the speedway as necessary for the activity on the speedway was non-stop but very racy throughout. Randy Smith keeps doing remarkable work at the speedway with as many as five grooves on the speedway for the racers and a dust free environment.

Paul Ennes and Shelby McLaughlin captured the heat wins for the All Star Slingshots. The Junior Slingshot heats went to RJ Sherman and Doug Smith. The Stage One Modifieds rand two rounds of heat events with Michael Samony and James Costlow winning the first round and Tanner VanDohren and Amanda Buchel capturing the second round. The Super Slinger heat found Dale Kober at the head of the pack. The JPA Masonry Wingless heat was claimed by Noah Zielinski. The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprints ran one heat and Brandon Nicholas was victorious. Russ Ludwig captured the lone heat for the PA Winged Outlaws and did one lap at 12.602 seconds.

"The Ambassador" Wes Hearn and his son Wesley were at the controls of the flags last night at the speedway as regular flagger Russ Furry is still hobbled by injuries he suffered at his regular job.

Anthony Chrobak Sr captured the 50/50 last evening.

One of the track regulars, Anthony "Chops" Chrobak spent a day at the Evergreen Speedway last week as part of the Rusty Wallace experience. Chrobak explained he learned alot from the experience as he expands his horizons in motorsports.

Another great crowd on hand for the night of racing. Thank you folks and make sure you tell your friends about Hamlin Speedway, the "Pearl in the Poconos." There is just one week left in the season, make sure you come out and join us for a night of exciting racing action.

RESULTS:

JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprints: Tyler Lindsay, Mack Brink, Noah Zielinski, Mick D'Agostino, Zack Weisenfluh, Joey Amantea, Kyle Ferrucci, Ryan Bohlke, Dennis Stawinski, Don Colaluce, Jacob Nemeth

All Star Slingshots: Shelby McLaughlin, Paul Ennes, Scott Neary, James Benz, Brian Smith, Joey Kalafut, Ashley Kober, Wally Bell, Andrew Turpin, Justin Newhard, CJ Fritz, Dale Kober, Amber Baccaligni

Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshots: Doug Smith, RJ Sherman, Aidan Donaldson, Aidan Elliot, Charlene Benz, Isabella VanOrden, Connor Mirabelli, Chase Zimmer, Cole Perez, Kasey Hufcut, Dillon Beadle, Jenna Amantea

Super Slingers: Wally Bell, Jim Conroy, Dale Kober, Paul Ennes, Roger Collins, David Guest, Mark Exeter, Jeremy Hoffman

Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds: (30 Laps- Smith Family Memorial)) James Costlow, Amanda Buchel, Adam Buchel, Ricky Bobby, Anthony Chrobak, Tanner VanDoren, Michael Samony, Joel Price, Mark Evans, Evan Covick, (DNS) Joel Smith, Lawson Szerencits

JPA Masonry Rookies- Tony Parlanti, Brandon Nicholas, Jacob Eby, Cody Powell, Carmen Leggio, Jacob Nemeth

PA Outlaw Karts: Jeff Metsger, Cliff Loss, Russ Ludwig Jr, Russ Ludwig III, Michelle Ludwig

JPA Masonry 600 Sprints: (Rained Out Event) Zack Weisenfluh, Mick D'Agostino, Mack Brink, Tyler Lindsay, Joey Amantea, Kyle Ferrucci, Dennis Stawinski, Noah Zielinski, (DNS) Joseph Smith, Cody Smith

Make sure to always check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Amantea Real Estate,, Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, RockAuto.com, S&S Speedways and Yankowski Enterprises are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2019 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin Speedway, contact Tim
Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com or
https://www.facebook.com/tim.krysiuk

Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

Winner Aaron Reutzel (Rick Rarer/SprintCarNews.com Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
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Aaron Reutzel outruns Cole Duncan in Dean Knittel Memorial finale for $12,554; Highest paying sprint car event in track history

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (September 14, 2019) - After winning the first two nights of competition at Atomic Speedway, Warrnambool, Australia’s James McFadden was a surefire favorite to claim the historic Saturday night payday and earn the weekend sweep, but defending Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 titleholder, Aaron Reutzel, had something to say.

Just one week after claiming the largest payday of his career, as well as the largest payday in Port Royal Speedway history, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel etched his name in another set of sprint car racing history books, doing so by scoring the second edition of the Dean Knittel Memorial at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio - the largest paying sprint car event in the track’s storied history.

Nearly sweeping the entire evening program at the ‘Fastest 3/8-Mile Dirt Track in the Nation,’ Aaron Reutzel earned his $12,554 score in fantastic fashion, ultimately leading all 30 circuits while holding off charges by current track championship point leader and former Atomic Speedway Ohio Sprint Speedweek feature winner, Cole Duncan.

The victory bumped Reutzel’s All Star season win total to 13, now with 22 on his career. On a side note, despite not winning all three events at Atomic Speedway, Reutzel’s speed was still the topic of conversation, as the Series win leader set ‘quick time’ during all three programs.

“This is really cool,” Aaron Reutzel said in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Hollywood Blasting and Coating/No. 87 sprint car. “Hats off to the entire Knittel Family for putting up this kind of money for us to race for. From one driver to the next, we really appreciate it.”

Although Reutzel was on the point for all 30 laps, Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan did everything he could to drive around the current All Star Circuit of Champions point leader. A quick, but abrasive racing surface did make things difficult for Duncan, but on more than one occasion, the local favorite put himself in position to capitalize.

The main event’s second and final caution, the first being on lap two for Paul McMahan who stopped on the backstretch, set-up Duncan’s eventual late-race surge for the lead. Helping set Duncan’s stage, traffic entered the picture on lap 18 ultimately slowing Reutzel’s pace around the middle and top of the speedway.

By lap 21, Duncan was all over the back bumper of Aaron Reutzel, chasing the Texan as the duo started to enter slower traffic. Despite keeping pace with the defending All Star champion for the next three circuits, Reutzel soon discovered another gear, eventually finding a way to put a lapped car between himself and Duncan. The trend continued on lap 26 when Reutzel found his way around another slower car, now separating himself from Duncan with two lappers. By the time the final checkers flew, Reutzel’s command was nearly two seconds.

“I felt like I was good enough to win the last two nights, but I kinda gave them away,” Reutzel continued. “I got a phone call from the guys at Fischer Body Shop today and they were kinda giving me a hard time. I wanted to make sure I didn’t give this one up.”

Cole Duncan held on to finish second, followed by Jimmy Stinson, Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney.

It was announced during opening ceremonies that the 2020 edition of the Dean Knittel Memorial will award a $15,554 top prize.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their final month of competition with one last multi-race road trip, and by no surprise considering their latest travel trends, the traveling sprint car wheelmen will hit the Keystone State, ready to invade Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, yet again, on Friday and Saturday, September 20 & 21. On top of that, Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland, will host the All Stars on Sunday, September 22.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Atomic Speedway - September 14, 2019:
Event: 2nd Annual Dean Knittel Memorial
Entries: 39
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Cole Duncan - 12.124 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.663 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Cory Eliason
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brinton Marvel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dale Blaney
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Cole Duncan
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Greg Wilson
Non-Qualifier Event: Gerard McIntyre
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cap Henry (+7)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Gerard McIntyre
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.663; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.766; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.814; 4. 35-Zach Hampton, 11.903; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.033; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 12.097; 7. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.787; 8. 27-Cody Gallogly, 12.967; 9. J4-John Garvin, 13.030; 10. 44-Charlie Vest, 13.779

Group (B)
1. 9-James McFadden, 11.792; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.004; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson, 12.293; 4. 21-Brinton Marvel, 12.340; 5. 2-Nathan Skaggs, 12.382; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.463; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.807; 8. OOH-Hunter Lynch, 12.908; 9. 15-Mitch Harble, 12.910; 10. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.555

Group (C)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.720; 2. 14-Tim Shaffer, 11.801; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 11.840; 4. 11-Dale Blaney, 11.920; 5. G1-Cale Thomas, 12.095; 6. 4-Cap Henry, 12.200; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.306; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.504; 9. 42-Sye Lynch, 12.531; 10. 9J-Dean Jacobs, 12.635

Group (D)
1. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.042; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.207; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah, 12.537; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree, 12.650; 5. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 12.653; 6. 54-Danny Smith, 12.887; 7. 4D-Josh Davis, 13.032; 8. 9W-Lance Webb, 13.246; 9. 1B-Keith Baxter, 13.336

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 6. 27-Cody Gallogly [8]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 8. J4-John Garvin [9]; 9. 44-Charlie Vest [10]; 10. 35-Zach Hampton [1]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 21-Brinton Marvel [1]; 2. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. OOH-Hunter Lynch [8]; 6. 15-Mitch Harble [9]; 7. 2-Nathan Skaggs [5]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [7]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [10]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 14-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [9]; 9. 9J-Dean Jacobs [10]; 10. G1-Cale Thomas [5]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. 1B-Keith Baxter [9]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [4]; 6. 4D-Josh Davis [7]; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair [5]; 8. 9W-Lance Webb [8]; 9. 54-Danny Smith [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 21-Brinton Marvel [3]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 4. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [5]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [2]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 60-Kory Crabtree [4]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [5]

Non-Qualifiers Event (12 Laps)
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 2. 2-Nathan Skaggs [2]; 3. 9J-Dean Jacobs [8]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch [6]; 5. 15-Mitch Harble [7]; 6. J4-John Garvin [5]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [4]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [12]; 9. 9W-Lance Webb [10]; 10. 44-Charlie Vest [11]; 11. 35-Zach Hampton [3]; 12. 40I-Mark Imler [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 2. 4D-Josh Davis [6]; 3. G1-Cale Thomas [2]; 4. 27-Cody Gallogly [5]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 2-Nathan Skaggs [8]; 7. 35-Zach Hampton [1]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [10]; 9. J4-John Garvin [13]; 10. 42-Sye Lynch [11]; 11. 15-Mitch Harble [4]; 12. 9J-Dean Jacobs [15]; 13. 40I-Mark Imler [17]; 14. 9W-Lance Webb [14]; 15. 44-Charlie Vest [18]; 16. 83X-Nate Reeser [12]; 17. 54-Danny Smith [16]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [7]; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [10]; 6. 9-James McFadden [11]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 9. 4-Cap Henry [16]; 10. 14-Tim Shaffer [12]; 11. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree [6]; 13. 70X-Justin Peck [17]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee [15]; 15. A79-Brandon Wimmer [18]; 16. G1-Cale Thomas [23]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [21]; 18. 54-Danny Smith [25]; 19. 21-Brinton Marvel [3]; 20. 4D-Josh Davis [22]; 21. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 22. OOH-Hunter Lynch [20]; 23. 1B-Keith Baxter [19]; 24. 27-Cody Gallogly [24]; 25. 26-Cory Eliason [9]
Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/14/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5142
2. Dale Blaney - 5088
3. Cory Eliason - 4982
4. Brock Zearfoss - 4868
5. Paul McMahan - 4860
6. Greg Wilson - 4674
7. Gerard McIntyre - 4464
8. Skylar Gee - 4434
9. George Hobaugh - 3804
10. Justin Peck - 3422

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/17/2019): Aaron Reutzel (7)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/22/2019): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Lance Dewease (2)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/24/2019): Skylar Gee
BAPS Motor Speedway, Pa. (8/25/2019): Gerard McIntyre
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (8/30/2019): Aaron Reutzel (10)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (8/31/2019): Brock Zearfoss (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (9/2/2019): Cap Henry
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (9/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (11)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/6/2019): Trey Starks
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/7/2019): Aaron Reutzel (12)
Atomic Speedway, Ohio (9/12/2019): James McFadden (3)
Atomic Speedway, Ohio (9/13/2019): James McFadden (4)
Atomic Speedway, Ohio (9/14/2019): Aaron Reutzel (13)

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
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Winner David Gravel (DB3 Photo)



CALI CRUISING: David Gravel dominates at Calistoga Speedway
Gravel, Jason Johnson Racing earn eighth win of the season at West Coast swing finale

CALISTOGA, CA – Sept. 14, 2019 – David Gravel wants his win total with Jason Johnson Racing to be in the double digits by the end of the season.

He came one step closer to achieving his objective Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway by winning the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown – his eighth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

“Feels good to get another win,” Gravel said. “I feel like we could have won last night (at Stockton Dirt Track). To let that slip away, it feels good to get a win.”

Gravel dominated the night, but Californian Brad Sweet, looking to close the points gap between he and points leader Donny Schatz, almost crushed the Watertown, Conn.-native’s dreams.

The two drivers started the night in polar opposite scenarios. Sweet qualified 17th out of 22 cars. Gravel set Quick Time for the 15th time this season and set a new track for Calistoga Speedway with a time of 15.672 sec.

Both drivers went on to finished second in their Drydene Heat race. However, Gravel fell from first to second and Sweet charged from sixth to second. Their performance put them both in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, which Gravel drew the pole for and then went on to win.

At the start of the 25-lap Feature, Gravel launched to the lead and Sweet – who started third – took second from Logan Schuchart. Riding the high line of the half-mile track, Gravel gapped Sweet by close to half a track.

On Lap five that changed. Gravel had to wait on the throttle for the slower car of Stephan Ingraham blocking his line, killing his momentum. That allowed Sweet to cut Gravel’s lead in half. After they crossed the line for Lap seven, Sweet threw a slide job at Gravel going into turn one. He rocketed underneath the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 car and put his NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car in the lead by turn two.

“I got to the 93 car (of Ingraham) at a bad spot and tried to slid him, it was a dumb mistake on my part,” Gravel said. “I deserved to lose the lead there. Racing all of these races, you should know better than that.”

Gravel was able to still exit the corner better than Sweet, though. He hammered the throttle off the turn with the confidence his rear tires would hold on to every inch of the clay surface. They did and he powered back by Sweet going into turn three.

However, Gravel got out of shape on corner entrance, slowing his pace. Sweet was directly behind him and also had to slow to avoid running into Gravel. Before Sweet could attempt a run underneath him on the exit of turn four, a caution came out for Shane Stewart slowing on track.

The next segment of the race after the restart was déjà vu of the first. Gravel launched back to the lead with Sweet behind him, unable to close in. Less than 10 laps later Gravel found himself back on Ingraham’s bumper. Back to having to slow his momentum. And back to having to worry about Sweet breathing down his neck.

Before Sweet could strike again, another caution came out. This time for Chase Johnson having motor issues that resulted in a burst of flames underneath his car, which extinguished by the time he stopped the car.

“It’s one of those things, man, it’s part of dirt track racing, you’ve got to be good in lap traffic and luckily we were,” Gravel said.

Lined up single file for the restart with eight laps to go, Gravel bested Sweet and third-place Schuchart on the start pulling away by several car lengths before the flag stand. With clean air in front of him and no lap traffic to deal with, Gravel put the cap on his dominating night by leading all 25 laps and winning his first career race at Calistoga Speedway.

Sweet had to settle for second but accepted the finish as it allowed him to gain points on Schatz – who finished fourth, after a charge from seventh. Sweet is now 10 points behind Schatz.

“The cautions just kind of came at the wrong time for us,” Sweet said. “He would get out front with clean air and we could stay a half straightaway behind. You needed lap traffic to break his pace… We’ll take it after our qualifying effort. It’s a good rebound for our NAPA Auto Parts car. We’ve got a big picture going on here.”

While Gravel sits third in points, more than 100 points behind Schatz, the big picture for he and his Jason Johnson Racing team is to keep winning. Their eighth win – tying Schatz for the second most wins this season – at Calistoga Speedway was a confidence booster to make that happen.

“It means a lot,” said Philip Dietz, Gravel’s crew chief. “Lately I feel like we’ve been struggling a bit on these tracks out here in California. I feel like they’re a little bit different than a lot of places we go. Calistoga, I feel is more comparative to places we’ve had success at this year, like the Grove and Knoxville. We were kind of able to keep our car pretty similar to what we’ve done there and had success with. Just made for a much easier night.”

With the West Coast swing finished and the World of Outlaws tour heading to the Midwest and East Coast, Gravel and his team have their eye on more dominating performances.

“It’s been an awesome year,” Gravel said. “Hopefully we can keep this thing going. I really want to get to double digit wins. Hopefully we get there and keep this thing going.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, will be at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. for the Outlaws Boot Hill Showdown.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on www.DIRTVision.com.

Race Results: 9/14/19 – Calistoga Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,800]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,500]; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman [11][$2,300]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8][$2,200]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [4][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$2,050]; 10. 17W-Shane Golobic [10][$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [6][$1,500]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Tim Kaeding [9][$1,100]; 14. 19-Brent Marks [12][$1,050]; 15. 7H-Jojo Helberg [19][$1,000]; 16. O-Bud Kaeding [18][$900]; 17. 7-Jason Sides [16][$800]; 18. 68-Chase Johnson [14][$800]; 19. 93-Stephan Ingraham [21][$800]; 20. 5-Shane Stewart [17][$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [20][$800]; 22. 7Y-Geoff Ensign [22][$800];
Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-25;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser[+6]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 15.672; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.94; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.996; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 16.006; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.008; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.045; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.102; 8. 5-Shane Stewart, 16.158; 9. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 16.185; 10. 7-Jason Sides, 16.222; 11. 83-Daryn Pittman, 16.226; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.229; 13. 17W-Shane Golobic, 16.244; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.258; 15. 19-Brent Marks, 16.261; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.267; 17. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.384; 18. O-Bud Kaeding, 16.393; 19. 7H-Jojo Helberg, 16.421; 20. 68-Chase Johnson, 16.719; 21. 93-Stephan Ingraham, 17.609; 22. 7Y-Geoff Ensign, 19.067

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [5]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 6. 7-Jason Sides [4]; 7. 7H-Jojo Helberg [7]; 8. 7Y-Geoff Ensign [8]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 68-Chase Johnson [7]; 6. 5-Shane Stewart [3]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 7S-Tim Kaeding [3]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 6. O-Bud Kaeding [6]; 7. 93-Stephan Ingraham [7]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [5]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [6]

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#3R Kyle Cummins battles #19AZ C.J. Leary for the lead en route to his victory in Saturday night's Haubstadt Hustler at Tri-State Speedway.
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IMMACULATE CUMMINS TAKES HAUBSTADT HUSTLER

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Haubstadt, Indiana (September 14, 2019).........In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and Kyle Cummins winning at Tri-State Speedway in 2019.
Cummins, of Princeton, Ind., continued his immaculate season at the quarter-mile dirt oval in Haubstadt, Ind., winning his seventh race in seven tries this year at Tri-State, and picking up his second career Haubstadt Hustler victory after collecting Saturday night's $10,000-to-win 40-lap feature co-sanctioned by the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and the Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series.

Despite the blistering run of success, which now includes three USAC victories in 2019, Cummins was cautious to call his shot ala Babe Ruth entering the night.

"I felt like after winning this many in a row here, I was bound to lose because everything's been going right and we really haven't had a real bad night," Cummins admitted. "Throughout a whole season, the more good nights you have, the bad ones are right around the corner."

That was certainly not the case in the final results, though the beginning of the main event saw him jump quickly to the lead on the second lap past USAC Sprint Rookie of the Year point leader Dustin Christie, then fall back to second as USAC Sprint point leader C.J. Leary bolted to the front around the outside of Cummins between turns one and two on the third circuit, where he'd hold down the fort for the remainder of the first quarter the feature.

Traffic was thick entering the 10th lap for Leary as he swung high and dove low to split his way to the nearest escape route away from Cummins, but to no avail, as his lead diminished and Cummins was prime to strike on the 12th lap when Leary got himself sideways in the middle of turns three and four. Cummins slipped by underneath off turn four to assume control up front.

The evening's lone red flag arrived on the 16th lap when previous night's Terre Haute winner, Saturday's Fatheadz Eyewear fast qualifier and fourth-running Justin Grant, ramped over the infield tire off turn four and spiraled through the air before landing upside down along the main straightaway where he'd climb from the wreckage unharmed.

The lapped car of three-time Haubstadt Hustler winner Kevin Thomas, Jr. separated Cummins and Leary on the lap 17 restart. Leary ably disposed of Thomas quickly around the top in turn one, but Cummins had scooted away to a one second advantage by that point, forcing Leary into catchup mode right off the bat.

Just after halfway, Cummins was rapidly approaching the throes of lapped traffic, allowing Courtney to rip by Leary for second, then carve deeply into Cummins' advantage, whittling the interval down to a quarter of a second. On the 27th lap, Cummins met the side-by-side duo of Christie and Brian Karraker, both on the cusp of being put a lap down while battling for position. Cummins was briefly stifled behind the pair before opting for the top at the entry of turn three with Courtney now less than a car length off Cummins' rear bumper.

Traffic will certainly be a part of the equation with 25 cars going 40 laps on a quarter-mile bullring. Although Cummins has attained more success and completed more laps at Tri-State than anybody on track this night, there's nothing that can completely prepare an individual for the decisiveness it takes to maneuver through it without a hindrance. But that's just the type of challenge Cummins was ready to embrace.

"One time I thought (a car in front of me) had spun out," Cummins remembered. "I'm not sure who it was, but I was crossed up as much as I could be, and I thought they had spun out. I really had to backpedal, and when I came off the corner there, I thought, 'man, I'm really scrubbing off some speed.' I didn't know where they were running, so I decided to get away from the bottom and run a couple laps around the top. Then, we got to the next group and they were running the top. It seemed like if you pressured them a little bit, they would slide up. I didn't feel like (Courtney) was going to pass around the top if they were there too."

Courtney tried with all his might, riding high into turn one and diamonding off two to get a run on Cummins. Yet, Cummins wasn't about to give Courtney an open door to the front as the defending USAC Sprint champ harassed Cummins, doing everything but passing the new all-time winningest MSCS driver with the laps dwindling.

With three laps to go, heartbreak befell fourth-running Jason McDougal who slowed to a stop in turn two after charging from his 21st starting position. For Cummins, though, it was a godsend to get to step out of the line of traffic for good for the final dash to the finish.

Cummins and the crew on his Rock Steady Racing/Debra Corn Foster Care - Lucas Oil Center Oil-Lube-Wash/Mach 1/Foxco Chevy went with a slightly different plan of attack. With track conditions changing, it threw the team for a bit of a loop.

Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway, Kyle Cummins earned his second career Haubstadt Hustler win, with the first coming in 2016.
(David Nearpass Photo)

"We kind of did a couple things differently from what we normally do," Cummins explained. "Once I moved up there (to the top), I didn't know I was as good as I was. Once I got up there on the restart again, it felt good. I couldn't pass the lapped cars for a while. They were running two-by-two and I was just trying to pick my way through and get in the right spot. Thankfully, we got that last caution to get them out of the way, and we were able to run my own line those last couple of laps."

For the sprint to the checkered, Cummins' plan was to throw it into the corners knowing his competition was going to have to pull off something special to get by.

"When I went through (turns) one and two, I couldn't believe how good it stuck," Cummins exclaimed. "I'm like, 'this is where I'm going to be,' and if they're going to pass me, they're going to have to slide me or something. I was a little nervous. I got a little loose coming out of turn two on the last lap, and it's happened multiple times where a guy throws a big haymaker slider. I got into three and actually got a little tight. I'm just glad they weren't right on me. It felt good to make some money tonight."

From there, Cummins buttoned up his sixth career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature victory, four of which have come at Tri-State Speedway, by a margin of 0.879 sec. over Tyler Courtney, C.J. Leary, Kendall Ruble and Chris Windom.

Contingency award winners Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway were Justin Grant (Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier), C.J. Leary (Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner), Dustin Christie (Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner), Kyle Cummins (AutoMeter Third Heat Winner), Tyler Courtney (Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner), Brady Bacon (KSE Racing Products Hard Charger), Chris Windom (Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier), Carson Short (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher) & Stephen Schnapf (Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer).

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: September 14, 2019 - Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, Indiana - Haubstadt Hustler co-sanctioned by the Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-13.961; 2. Kent Schmidt, 5K, KO-14.004; 3. Max Adams, 5m, Adams-14.036; 4. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-14.065; 5. Critter Malone, 5s, KO-14.115; 6. C.J. Leary, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-14.153; 7. Chayse Hayhurst, 20, Hayhurst-14.185; 8. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-14.226; 9. Brian Karraker, 23, Karraker-14.309; 10. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-14.312; 11. Shane Cottle, 38, Williams-14.335; 12. Kendall Ruble, 17, Ruble-14.344; 13. Chris Windom, 5G, Parallax/Goacher-14.370; 14. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-14.376; 15. Dustin Christie, 75, Christie-14.391; 16. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-14.400; 17. Stephen Schnapf, 61m, Edwards-14.414; 18. Brian VanMeveren, 24, VanMeveren-14.454; 19. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-14.488; 20. Donny Brackett, 4B, Brackett-14.501; 21. Carson Short, 21, RCM-14.520; 22. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.623; 23. Jason McDougal, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-14.641; 24. Scotty Weir, 39, Goodnight-14.698; 25. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 19, Hayward/Thomas-14.806; 26. Aric Gentry, 10, Gentry-14.878; 27. Collin Ambrose, 2, Ambrose-15.332; 28. Sam Scott, 7, Scott-15.620; 29. Eric Perrott, 45, Perrott-15.984; 30. Ryan Bond, 7R, Bond-NT; 31. Brady Short, 11p, Short/Pottorff-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. C.J. Leary, 2. Kendall Ruble, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Stephen Schnapf, 6. Carson Short, 7. Jason McDougal, 8. Ryan Bond. 2:19.38

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Dustin Christie, 2. Josh Hodges, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Max Adams, 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Isaac Chapple, 8. Scotty Weir. 2:21.60

AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kyle Cummins, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Critter Malone, 4. Kent Schmidt, 5. Brady Short, 6. Brian VanMeveren, 7. Aric Gentry, 8. Sam Scott. 2:22.18

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Brian Karraker, 3. Chayse Hayhurst, 4. Donny Brackett, 5. Dakota Jackson, 6. Collin Ambrose, 7. Eric Perrott. 2:20.09

SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. Brady Short, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Dakota Jackson, 5. Jason McDougal, 6. Carson Short, 7. Stephen Schnapf, 8. Isaac Chapple, 9. Brian VanMeveren, 10. Aric Gentry, 11. Scotty Weir, 12. Sam Scott, 13. Collin Ambrose, 14. Eric Perrott.

FEATURE: (40 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Kyle Cummins (3), 2. Tyler Courtney (4), 3. C.J. Leary (1), 4. Kendall Ruble (5), 5. Chris Windom (10), 6. Critter Malone (11), 7. Chase Stockon (9), 8. Brady Bacon (19), 9. Brady Short (18), 10. Josh Hodges (6), 11. Stephen Schnapf (23), 12. Max Adams (14), 13. Carson Short (22), 14. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (17), 15. Donny Brackett (16), 16. Kent Schmidt (15), 17. Dustin Christie (2), 18. Jason McDougal (21), 19. Brian Karraker (8), 20. Chayse Hayhurst (12), 21. Dakota Jackson (20), 22. Justin Grant (13), 23. Isaac Chapple (24), 24. Collin Ambrose (25), 25. Shane Cottle (7). NT
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**Justin Grant flipped on lap 16 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Dustin Christie, Lap 2 Kyle Cummins, Laps 3-11 C.J. Leary, Laps 12-40 Kyle Cummins.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Brady Bacon (19th to 8th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Carson Short

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS FIRST NON-TRANSFER: Stephen Schnapf

ROGER & BARB TAPY 13TH FASTEST QUALIFIER: Chris Windom

NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-C.J. Leary-1,835, 2-Tyler Courtney-1,720, 3-Brady Bacon-1,647, 4-Kevin Thomas, Jr.-1,637, 5-Justin Grant-1,629, 6-Chris Windom-1,626, 7-Chase Stockon-1,585, 8-Jason McDougal-1,381, 9-Carson Short-1,361, 10-Isaac Chapple-1,058.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: September 28, 2019 - Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, Ohio - "4-Crown Nationals"

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Howard and Brightbill Crowned 2019 Grandview Speedway Point Champions

KRESSLEY AND BELTZ SCORE NASCAR FEATURE VICTORIES IN FINAL POINT RACES OF SEASON

BECHTELSVILLE, PA SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 . . . Brett “The Threat” Kressley avoided being involved in two red flagged incidents that blocked the track during the running of the T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified 30-lap feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in the action sponsored by WNPV 1440 AM Radio, Lansdale. The Orefield leadfoot went on to chalk up his third win of the season.

Ryan Beltz overtook Tom Miller to become the new leader on the sixth lap of the TP Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman 25-lap feature to claim his first win of the season and become the 15th different winner in the series. The last time Beltz stood in victory lane was June 30, 2018.

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 Jesse Leiby and Beltz. Wyatt Harrar, who finished 10th in the Sportsman feature received an extra $100 for being the highest finishing crate engine driver.

Kressley and Beltz may have won the battle by winning their respective features, but it was Duane Howard and Brad Brightbill that won the war claiming the 2019 point championship title in their divisions.

Howard, involved in some early mishaps finished seventh, but had enough points to actually clinch the crown last week; earned his sixth Modified point title at the 1/3-mile oval behind the wheel of the Norm’s Save Station/Norm Hansell-owned No. 357. Howard, who praised Norm and the crew for providing him with a great car powered by a Carroll Hine engine every week, said it takes a team effort to win a championship.

Sportsman point champion Brightbill, who missed a feature earlier in the year on the night they ran a make-up feature in which he had engine problems and didn’t participate in the regular show feature, still had enough points to earn his first title ever in his self-owned No. 19. He became the fifth different driver to earn the title since 2015.

The big one, the 49th annual Freedom 76, is set for Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m. The winner walks off with at least $25,000.

Kicking off the weekend will be the Freedom 38 Sportsman action on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The event pays $2,000 to win and is sure to attract a stellar field of Sportsman racing talent.

The Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprints will also be part of the doubleheader show. Featured with the Sprints will be standout racers such as Eddie Wagner, Tom Carberry, Tim Tanner, Jr., and others.

Jesse Leiby, a rookie that started competing midway through the season, took the early lead in the Modified feature trailed by the son and father duo of Steve and Ray Swinehart; Brett Gilmore and Craig Whitmoyer.

With five laps completed, Ray Swinehart took over second and set his sights on Leiby.

The first yellow was thrown on the 17th lap when Louden Reimert slowed between the third and fourth turn, but then pulled away. R. Swinehart, winless since the Forrest Rogers Memorial on September 1, 2018, became the new leader when action resumed.

The red had to be thrown on the 19th lap for a multi-car accident that blocked the track that eliminated defending point champion Mike Gular and Frank Cozze. Eight cars were out of contention on the restart red in turn one. It was Swinehart in front when racing went green again followed by Doug Manmiller, Leiby, Kressley and Whitmoyer.

Kressley was slicing through the pack advancing a position almost every lap and by the 22nd lap he was challenging Swinehart for the lead.

A new leader emerged on the 24th lap when Kressley stormed past Swinehart for the number one position to become the third different front runner.

Once Kressley took command he never looked back and pulled the family-owned No. 19K into the winner’s circle to post his 12th career Modified feature victory. Claiming his season best finish in second was Swinehart followed by Manmiller, who despite a damaged race car in third; early leader Leiby in fourth and Whitmoyer fifth who had his best run since May 4, 2019.

The four qualifying heats were won by Danny Erb, Brett Gilmore, Whitmoyer and R. Swinehart. Rick Laubach and Gular won the consies.

Sportsman action saw Tom Miller take the early lead to set the pace for three laps before the red was thrown when one of the back runners was pinched into the third turn guard rail which triggered a chain reaction that eliminated ten cars. Jack Butler, who was also involved, was shaken up a bit. Miller resumed the lead on the restart with Scott Kohler, Beltz, Dean Bachman and Wyatt Harrar in pursuit.

Beltz moved into second on the fifth lap and one lap later he put the Just Cruisin’ No. 221 at the head of the pack.

Within no time Beltz had a straightaway lead built up leaving Kohler, Bachman, Brandon Edgar, a feature winner earlier in the year and Brian Hirthler dicing for the remaining positions.

Positions behind Beltz were constantly changing, but he never faltered and went on to garner his third career win. Having his best finish of the year was runner-up Bachman, followed by Hirthler, newly crowned point champion Brightbill, who managed to come home in fourth after being involved in the third lap incident and having to go pit side before rejoining the race in time and Brad Arnold, who was also a feature winner this year.

Kohler, Steve Young, Parker Guldin and Mike Mammana won the heats. Consies went to Nate Brinker and Kenny Bock

Fans attending Friday’s doubleheader featuring the Freedom 38 for Sportsman and Mid-Atlantic Sprints will also have this as the final opportunity to purchase their Freedom 76 tickets for just $35 rather than the race day price of $40.

Admission for the Friday night show is $12 for adults, $5 for youngsters 6 through 11 and admission is free for kids under 6. Starting time is 7:30 p.m. There is no rain date for this event.

Then on Saturday the $25,000 to win dirt track racing classic, the 49th Annual Freedom 76, is expected to attract many of the top names. Gates for advance ticket holders open at 3 p.m. while admission gates will open at 3:30 p.m.

The first qualifying event will get the green at 7 p.m.

Adult tickets are priced at $40, youngsters 6 through 11 pay 10 and kids under 6 are admitted free.

RACE RESULTS

T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-laps): 1. Brett Kressley, 2. Ray Swinehart, 3. Doug Manmiller, 4. Jesse Leiby, 5. Craig Whitmoyer, 6. Glenn Strunk, 7. Duane Howard, 8. Eric Biehn, 9. Jeff Strunk, 10. Alex Yankowski, 11. Craig Von Dohren, 12. Timmy Buckwalter, 13. Ryan Anderson, 14. Ryan Grim, 15. Louden Reimert, provisional; 16. Rick Laubach, 17. Justin Grim, 18. Briggs Danner, 19. Steve Swinehart, 20. Brett Gilmore, 21. Jared Umbenhauer, 22. Mike Lisowski, 23. Kenny Gilmore, 24. Dylan Swinehart, 25. Mike Gular, 26. Frank Cozze, 27. John Willman, 28. Danny Erb, 29. Kevin Hirthler. DNQ: Ron Kline, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Ron Myers, Kevin Beach, Kory Fleming, Clay Butler, Richie Hitzler, Meme DeSantis, Glenn Owens and Colt Harris.

T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25-laps): 1. Ryan Beltz, 2. Dean Bachman, 3. Brian Hirthler, 4. Brad Brightbill, 5. Brad Arnold, 6. Brandon Edgar, 7. Scott Kohler, 8. Kyle Smith, 9. Jesse Landis, 10. Wyatt Harrar, 11. Tom Miller, 12. Jimmy Leiby, 13. Brad Grim, 14. Steve Young, 15. Mark Kemmerer, 16. Joey Vaccaro, 17. Mike Koffel, 18. Parker Guldin, 19. Mike Mammana, 20. Kyle Lilick, 21. Chris Esposito. 22. Jack Butler, 23. Nate Brinker, 24. Kenny Bock, 25. Andrew Kreis, 26. Doug Snyder. DNQ: Josh Adams, Mike Schneck, Kris Ney, Ray Cost III, Shon Elk, Andy Clemmer, Matt Clay, Lex Shive, Shawna Schibilia and Tyler Peet.

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