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Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

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By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - After a fantastic 2019 season that saw him claim a pair of championships, DJ Foos was struggling in 2020. But about a month ago he and the Burmeister Racing team started to gain momentum and it came to a head Saturday, Sept. 19 at Fremont Speedway as the Fremont, Ohio driver led all 30 laps to score his first win of the season on Pub 400 Night.

“Wrecks kept happening right in front of us and a million yellow flags and Cole (Macedo) is a gasser and I kept expecting a slider in one and two. I kept driving it in there harder and harder…I made so many mistakes there towards the end. There’s one thing I’ve learned this year…you can never take a win for granted. It feels so good to win,” said Foos in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“These guys on this team don’t give up. The Burmeisters have been doing this for 60 years and there’s a reason for it. I’m so grateful to be sitting in this car and race every weekend. Mikey, LJ, Rollie, Sharon, Justin….everyone does so much for us like Paul Kistler, Doug Berryman and all our great sponsors,” added Foos beside his Crown Battery,Vantage Branding, Kistler Engines, CR Juices, Berryman Shocks, Burmeister Trophy, The Jet Express, Minor Customs, Napa of Bryan, KS Sales & Service, Keizer Wheels, Dave Story Equipment #35.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver is having one of the greatest seasons in his long history of racing and he added to his accomplishments Saturday in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. Weaver jumped into the lead at the drop of the green of the 25-lap feature from his outside front row starting spot and never looked back, claiming his sixth win of the season at “The Track That Action Built.” Weaver now has 13 total victories in 2020 including seven wins at Attica Raceway Park. Saturday’s triumph was the 57th of his career at Fremont and puts him seventh on the track’s all-time win list.

“Things are just going our way when it comes to pill draws. You keep putting me on the front row and it makes it hard to lose. I want to thank Pam and Steve Brown, Russ Adkins, definitely Bob Hampshire and Dave Rice,” said Weaver of his B&B Drain Service, Hampshire Racing Engines, M&L Excavating, Seagate Sandblasting, Weaver Performance backed #1W.

In a caution filled – 10 yellow flags in 20 laps – Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature, Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti took charge on lap seven, survived numerous restarts and drove to his fourth win of the season. It was Valenti’s 59th career win at Fremont putting him fifth on the track’s all-time win list, only one win away from tying John Ivy and Mark Keegan for third.

“To be up there in wins with those guys is pretty amazing. I have to thank the Babocks. When we unloaded this thing we weren’t that good and actually had to have some parts brought in and change a leaf spring that went bad. A pretty amazing group of guys with John Brooks and Chris…they bust their butts on this thing too,” said Valenti of his Best Performance Motorsports; A Plus Auto Center; Craig Miller Trucking; KS Sales & Service; Gressman Powersports; Dave Story Equipment, Speedways Bar and Grill backed #7B.

Foos and Trey Jacobs brought the field to green for the 30-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main with Foos gaining the advantage over Cole Macedo, Jacobs, Stuart Brubaker, RJ Jacobs, Dean Jacobs and TJ Michael. A caution on lap five kept the field close as Brubaker had moved into third.

Following back-to-back cautions on lap eight and nine, Foos got tremendous restarts and pulled away from Macedo who had his hands full with ninth starter Nate Dussel with Brubaker and Dean Jacobs battling for fourth.

Foos entered heavy lapped traffic at the half-way point and Macedo and Dussel closed with Dean Jacobs taking fourth. With 10 laps to go Foos made a fantastic move in lapped traffic and began to pull away until Josh Turner tipped over right in front of the entertaining battle for second involving Macedo, Dussel and Dean Jacobs.

After another caution on the ensuing restart, Foos pulled away again when the green reappeared but a caution with six laps remaining gave Macedo and Dussel another shot. Foos was too good when the green fell and he drove away to his 16th career victory at Fremont with Dussel taking second on the white flag lap. Macedo, Dean Jacobs and Brian Smith rounded out the top five.

Brandon Moore and Weaver paced the field for the 25 lap 305 A-main with Weaver taking the initial lead over Moore, Jamie Miller, Alvin Roepke, Kyle Capodice and Mike Keegan. A caution after two laps were scored slowed Weaver’s march to the checkers and when the green reappeared he drove away while Miller took second with Roepke taking third on lap five.

Weaver encountered heavy lapped traffic by lap eight but Miller could not close. A caution with 12 laps in put Miller and Roepke right on Weaver’s tail but the veteran again pulled away until another caution on lap 14.

When the green came back out Weaver built his lead once again as Miller and Roepke exchanged the runner-up spot lap after lap with Seth Schneider moving into fourth.

No one was going to catch Weaver as he drove to the win over Roepke, Miller, Schneider and Moore.

In the crash-filled dirt truck A-main, Cory McCaughey grabbed the lead at the drop of the green and maintained the top spot the first six circuits. Valenti used a restart to take the lead on lap seven and despite numerous cautions, would build big leads. A caution with three laps to go wiped out a nearly six second lead for Valenti.

Valenti would not be denied driving to the victory over McCaughey, Jamie Miller, Dana Fry and Kent Brewer.

It will be all sprint cars Saturday, Sept. 26 at Fremont Speedway as the FAST winged 410 sprints come to down along with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint cars and the 305 sprints.

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The Pub 400 is located at 400 North Stone Street, Fremont, Ohio, and is the official bar of Fremont Speedway. The Pub 400 is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there’s live entertainment most weekends. Call 419-334-9244 for daily specials and for take-out orders. The Pub 400…good food, good friends, cold beer!

FREMONT SPEEDWAY Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 Pub 400 Night

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.1-Nate Dussel, 12.696; 2.27z-Zane DeVault, 12.798; 3.16-DJ Foos, 12.983; 4.23-Cole Macedo, 13.004; 5.77I-John Ivy, 13.016; 6.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.110; 7.2+-Brian Smith, 13.136; 8.83M-Broc Martin, 13.189; 9.9J-Dean Jacobs, 13.222; 10.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.260; 11.8M-TJ Michael, 13.295; 12.18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.309; 13.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.310; 14.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.340; 15.14-Chad Wilson, 13.568; 16.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 13.598; 17.20-Danial Burkhart, 13.824; 18.4T-Josh Turner, 13.919; 19.88N-Frank Neil, 13.974; 20.21J-Jeffrey Neubert, 14.465; 21.23S-Russ Sansosti, 14.487;

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde[1] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 6. 88N-Frank Neil[7] ; 7. 20-Danial Burkhart[6] ; 8. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert[8]

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)

1. 9J-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 5. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[6] ; 6. 27z-Zane DeVault[4]

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)

1. 18J-RJ Jacobs[1] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 3. 23-Cole Macedo[3] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 6. 4T-Josh Turner[6] ; 7. 23S-Russ Sansosti[7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)

1. 16-DJ Foos[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[9] ; 3. 23-Cole Macedo[4] ; 4. 9J-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 7. 18J-RJ Jacobs[6] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 10. 27z-Zane DeVault[17] ; 11. 77I-John Ivy[10] ; 12. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[14] ; 13. 14-Chad Wilson[13] ; 14. 23S-Russ Sansosti[20] ; 15. 20-Danial Burkhart[19] ; 16. 22B-Ryan Broughton[15] ; 17. 2L-Landon LaLonde[11] ; 18. 83M-Broc Martin[12] ; 19. 4T-Josh Turner[18] ; 20. 88N-Frank Neil[16] ; 21. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert[21]

Hard Charger: 1-Nate Dussel +7

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.811; 2.1H-Zeth Sabo, 13.902; 3.26-Jamie Miller, 13.909; 4.Z10-Brandon Moore, 13.932; 5.19R-Steve Rando, 13.945; 6.36-Seth Schneider, 13.947; 7.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.975; 8.X-Mike Keegan, 13.984; 9.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.999; 10.12F-Matt Foos, 14.043; 11.61-Tyler Shullick, 14.047; 12.47-Matt Lucius, 14.065; 13.21x-Dustin Stroup, 14.143; 14.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.166; 15.9-Logan Riehl, 14.185; 16.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.277; 17.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.294; 18.5-Kody Brewer, 14.302; 19.3V-Chris Verda, 14.312; 20.51-Garrett Craine, 14.372; 21.3F-Wade Fraley, 14.634; 22.28-Tad Peck, 14.813; 23.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.852; 24.6-Jimmie Ward, 15.078; 25.77X-Jamin Kindred, 15.943; 26.11W-Shawn Wolford, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. X-Mike Keegan[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. Z10-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 5. 9-Logan Riehl[7] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 7. 3V-Chris Verda[8] ; 8. 51-Garrett Craine[9] ; 9. 61-Tyler Shullick[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 12F-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2] ; 4. 21x-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 8. 5-Kody Brewer[7] ; 9. 6-Jimmie Ward[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 4. 3X-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 5. 28-Tad Peck[6] ; 6. 11W-Shawn Wolford[8] ; 7. 3F-Wade Fraley[5] ; 8. 77X-Jamin Kindred[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. X15-Kasey Ziebold[2] ; 2. 3V-Chris Verda[4] ; 3. 61-Tyler Shullick[10] ; 4. 5-Kody Brewer[8] ; 5. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 7. 51-Garrett Craine[7] ; 8. 6-Jimmie Ward[11] ; 9. 3F-Wade Fraley[6] ; 10. 11W-Shawn Wolford[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 5. Z10-Brandon Moore[1] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[11] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[10] ; 9. 12F-Matt Foos[9] ; 10. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 11. 21x-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 12. 61-Tyler Shullick[18] ; 13. 3X-Brandon Riehl[13] ; 14. 9-Logan Riehl[14] ; 15. 75-Jerry Dahms[20] ; 16. X15-Kasey Ziebold[16] ; 17. 5-Kody Brewer[19] ; 18. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[7] ; 19. 28-Tad Peck[15] ; 20. 3V-Chris Verda[17]

Hard Charger: 61-Tyler Shullick +6

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 16-Jim Holcomb[1] ; 2. 1-John Brooks[3] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 4. 911-Cory McCaughey[7] ; 5. 14T-Cody Truman[6] ; 6. 26-Kyle Lagrou[9] ; 7. 67-Ben Clapp[2] ; 8. 55-DJ Mestrey[5] ; 9. 27-Calob Crispen[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 2. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 3. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[2] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[4] ; 5. 1x-Patrick Pinkston[6] ; 6. 93B-Bryce Black[7] ; 7. 7H-JT Horn[3] ; 8. 54-Alex Stoudinger[1] ; 9. 6-George Dorsey[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[1] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 3. 7X-Dana Frey[4] ; 4. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[7] ; 5. 78-Austin Black [8] ; 6. 51W-Thomas Anderson[6] ; 7. 77-Steven Pocock[2] ; 8. 20-Caleb Shearn[3]

B-Main 1 (8 Laps)

1. 26-Kyle Lagrou[1] ; 2. 6-George Dorsey[11] ; 3. 27-Calob Crispen[10] ; 4. 77-Steven Pocock[6] ; 5. 20-Caleb Shearn[9] ; 6. 93B-Bryce Black[2] ; 7. 51W-Thomas Anderson[3] ; 8. 67-Ben Clapp[4] ; 9. 55-DJ Mestrey[7] ; 10. 54-Alex Stoudinger[8] ; 11. 7H-JT Horn[5]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 911-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 3. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 4. 7X-Dana Frey[8] ; 5. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[10] ; 7. 4s-Keith Sorg[5] ; 8. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[1] ; 9. 23m-Brad Mitten[12] ; 10. 51W-Thomas Anderson[21] ; 11. 1-John Brooks[3] ; 12. 20-Caleb Shearn[20] ; 13. 1x-Patrick Pinkston[14] ; 14. 93B-Bryce Black[19] ; 15. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[11] ; 16. 14T-Cody Truman[13] ; 17. 26-Kyle Lagrou[16] ; 18. 77-Steven Pocock[22] ; 19. 78-Austin Black [15] ; 20. 27-Calob Crispen[18] ; 21. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 22. 6-George Dorsey[17]

Hard Charger: 51W-Thomas Anderson +11

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Kendall Ruble earned his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car win, and the $10,000 check, Saturday night in the Haubstadt Hustler at Tri-State Speedway.
(David Nearpass Photo)



RUBLE RULES HAUBSTADT HUSTLER FOR FIRST USAC SPRINT WIN

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Haubstadt, Indiana (September 19, 2020).........In a year that had produced one first-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car winner at Tri-State Speedway this past June, lightning struck twice at the Haubstadt, Ind. quarter-mile dirt oval Saturday night when Kendall Ruble reached victory lane for the first time, collecting $10,000 at the 13th annual Haubstadt Hustler co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

Ruble (Vincennes, Ind.) joined Stephen Schnapf as the second first-time winner with the series this season, and became the sixth-ever driver to earn his first USAC National Sprint Car feature triumph at Tri-State along with Schnapf, Daron Clayton (2006), Hunter Schuerenberg (2008), Blake Fitzpatrick (2010) and Carson Short (2016).

Prior to Ruble, the most recent driver to win his first career USAC National Sprint Car in a 40-lapper was current USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car point leader, Chris Windom, who won at Pennsylvania's Big Diamond Speedway in 2010.

Making just his eighth career USAC National Sprint Car feature start, Ruble lined up fourth on the starting grid for the 40-lap feature event aboard his Ruble-Martin Motorsports/Martin's Auto Care - Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance/DRC/SPEC Chevy. Meanwhile, he had two-time Haubstadt Hustler winner Kyle Cummins and 2016 TSS USAC winner Chase Stockon in front of him, plus three-time Haubstadt Hustler winner Kevin Thomas Jr. to his inside in the second row.

To the surprise of many, by the exit of turn two on the opening lap, Cummins had dropped from the pole to third as Stockon raced around the outside to the lead while Ruble pulled a wheel stand as he shot underneath Cummins on the back straightaway to move to second.

Early on, Ruble found the bottom of the racetrack to his liking, and on the third lap, edged Stockon to lead by a car length at the stripe. Stockon, however, reestablished the grip through the middle and cruised back around Ruble to retake the position. Ruble, nonetheless, never wavered from his stranglehold of the bottom.

"In the middle and on the top, if you keep your momentum up around here, you can be very fast," Ruble explained. "But on the bottom, if you can come off the corner here, you're going to be really fast. Also, it kind of helps you protect against people from passing you entering the corner."

Ruble continually badgered Stockon following a caution for Jonathan Vennard, who spun sideways in turn two on the seventh lap where he was then clipped by Chayse Hayhurst, resulting in terminal front end damage to Vennard's ride. Ruble was able to pull even with Stockon several times but was unable sew up the spot, and on lap 13, Stockon closed the door on him in turn one as traffic loomed, securing his escape from the clutches of Ruble for the time being.

"When Stockon got in front of me, he was pretty stinking fast, and he kept pulling on me and pulling on me," Ruble recalled. "With me being a little less experienced driver, every time I got up to lapped traffic, I was hoping somebody would mess up or slow him down a little bit. But, with him being more experienced, he always seemed to get through it a little better than I was."

Following that early caution, Ruble had to talk himself into calming down and letting the race come to him without forcing the issue. That, plus a bit of an adjustment on the shocks, allowed Ruble to stalk Stockon through the halfway point and onto the 31st lap where Ruble stuck it in turns one and two while Stockon swung just a bit wide at the exit of turn two.

As Ruble shot underneath for the lead, Stockon kissed the back straightaway concrete with his right side tires, which scrubbed his speed and also opened the door for Cummins to pounce for the second spot with an inside turn four pass of Stockon.

With six laps remaining, as Ruble tried to negotiate Dakota Jackson on the tail end of the lead lap, Ruble misjudged just slightly, closing a tad too fast on corner entry in turn one, which sent his car straight up the hill just as Cummins peeked underneath to overtake Ruble for the lead. Ruble recalibrated and immediately went to the outside of Cummins exiting turn two while Cummins' surge became stifled as he tried to maneuver under Jackson on the back straightway.

When Cummins and Ruble entered the bottom of turn three side-by-side just moments later, the two grazed wheels with Ruble's left rear tire and Cummins' right rear rubber grazing sidewalls against each other. That sent Cummins into a 90-degree spin backward up the track that also collected 15th running Dave Darland and 16th place Carson Short. Kevin Thomas Jr., running fourth at the moment, also careened into Short, but kept on going, albeit briefly as he pulled into the infield under the ensuing yellow flag, putting him out of the race and out of contention for a record fourth career Haubstadt Hustler victory.

"It was a little bit of racing deal," Ruble admitted. "I could hear an engine behind me and I knew it was either Cummins or Stockon. Once I saw the red nose, I knew it was Cummins. I think he was trying to not nudge me but trying to scare me away from the bottom a little bit and I came down a little bit too much. I got into him, unlike I should've, and I feel pretty bad about that. Not the way I wanted to do it, but here we are."

With a clear path ahead, and just seven laps remaining, Ruble could feel his heart pounding like a jackhammer under his firesuit. Just six laps now stood in the way of him becoming the 258th different driver to win a USAC National Sprint Car race. Once the green flag dropped, Ruble showed no nerves in keeping Stockon at bay lap-after-lap with Stockon seemingly following and setting up one final shot at Ruble and the race lead.

On the final circuit, Stockon maintained a two car length gap behind Ruble, and when the time came to fire his shot, Stockon made a run at him to the bottom of turn three. However, Ruble nailed the bottom perfectly, leaving no gap for Stockon to take advantage of as he pitched his car sideways and slid up the racetrack with Ruble closing out the victory by a 0.830 sec. margin over Stockon.

Prior to Ruble, the most recent driver to win his first career USAC National Sprint Car in a 40-lapper was current USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car point leader, Chris Windom, who won at Pennsylvania's Big Diamond Speedway in 2010. (David Nearpass Photo)

Jadon Rogers finished a career-best 3rd as he extended his lead in the series' Rookie of the Year race to 55 points. Robert Ballou earned KSE Racing Products/The Frolic Bar & Grill Hard Charger honors by advancing from his 18th starting position to finish 4th. Critter Malone earned Hard Work on his way to a 5th place finish, which was his first top-five result with the series since a November 2006 prelim night for the Oval Nationals at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

With his late-race surge to a 6th place finish, Chris Windom extended his point lead in the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship standings from two to eight over Brady Bacon with only three events remaining in the 2020 season. Windom's charge included a pass of Bacon for the 7th position just three laps from the end of the 40-lap feature. Bacon finished 8th. Runner-up finisher Stockon is third in the standings, just 36 markers out of the lead.

The night's most serious accident occurred on the final lap of the first heat race where Stan Beadles and Brandon Mattox were battling for the fourth and final transfer spot. Beadles ramped over the right rear tire of Mattox at the exit of turn four and slammed into the outside retaining wall along the front straightaway. The contact ignited a fire which engulfed Beadles' car in flames from which he ultimately escaped under his own power.

In the aftermath, Beadles was attended to by medical personnel, then loaded into an ambulance via stretcher and transported to Ascension St Vincent Hospital in nearby Evansville, Ind. and flown via helicopter to a burn center in Indianapolis for further treatment. A report from the family on social media stated that Beadles had suffered second degree burns to his hands, arms, knees, and face in the accident.

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: September 19, 2020 - Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, Indiana - 1/4-Mile Dirt Oval - Co-Sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-13.739; 2. Kendall Ruble, 17K, Ruble/Martin-13.839; 3. Jadon Rogers, 61m, Edwards-13.870; 4. Stephen Schnapf, 38, Williams-13.967; 5. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.967; 6. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.008; 7. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-14.045; 8. Kent Schmidt, 5K, KO-14.071; 9. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9K, KT-14.150; 10. Chris Windom, 19, Hayward-14.169; 11. Aric Gentry, 10, GBR-14.221; 12. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.225; 13. Jonathan Vennard, 54, KO-14.248; 14. Dakota Jackson, 17, On The Gass-14.300; 15. Dave Darland, 36d, EZR/Curb-Agajanian-14.360; 16. Shane Cottle, 74x, Hodges-14.389; 17. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-14.442; 18. Carson Short, 17GP, Dutcher-14.458; 19. Stan Beadles, 84, Beadles-14.498; 20. Clinton Boyles, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-14.611; 21. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-14.638; 22. Logan Seavey, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-14.658; 23. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-14.738; 24. Austin Williams, 92, Sertich-14.751; 25. Anton Hernandez, 36, Darland-14.783; 26. Critter Malone, 7, Seven-14.835; 27. Chayse Hayhurst, 20, Hayhurst-14.843; 28. Ryan Bond, 7R, Bond-15.083; 29. Chris Phillips, 6p, Phillips-15.216; 30. Sam Scott, 7s, Scott-15.464; 31. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.408.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kendall Ruble, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Clinton Boyles, 4. Brandon Mattox, 5. Logan Seavey, 6. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 7. Chayse Hayhurst, 8. Stan Beadles. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Kent Schmidt, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Jadon Rogers, 5. Dakota Jackson, 6. Aric Gentry, 7. Jonathan Vennard, 8. Critter Malone. NT

AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chase Stockon, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Stephen Schnapf, 4. Carson Short, 5. Shane Cottle, 6. Sam Scott, 7. Robert Bell, 8. Ryan Bond. 2:18.996

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kyle Cummins, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Anton Hernandez, 5. Robert Ballou, 6. Austin Williams, 7. Chris Phillips. 2:20.483

INDY METAL FINISHING SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Dakota Jackson, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Critter Malone, 4. Aric Gentry, 5. Shane Cottle, 6. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 7. Chayse Hayhurst, 8. Sam Scott, 9. Austin Williams, 10. Chris Phillips, 11. Logan Seavey, 12. Jonathan Vennard, 13. Ryan Bond, 14. Robert Bell. 2:48.979

FEATURE: (40 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Kendall Ruble (4), 2. Chase Stockon (2), 3. Jadon Rogers (14), 4. Robert Ballou (18), 5. Critter Malone (19), 6. Chris Windom (8), 7. Justin Grant (7), 8. Brady Bacon (12), 9. C.J. Leary (10), 10. Kyle Cummins (1), 11. Brandon Mattox (13), 12. Kent Schmidt (6), 13. Dave Darland (5), 14. Anton Hernandez (16), 15. Dakota Jackson (17), 16. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3), 17. Carson Short (15), 18. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (22), 19. Chayse Hayhurst (24), 20. Aric Gentry (20), 21. Clinton Boyles (9), 22. Shane Cottle (21), 23. Jonathan Vennard (23), 24. Stephen Schnapf (11). NT

**Stan Beadles flipped during the first heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Chase Stockon, Lap 3 Kendall Ruble, Laps 4-30 Chase Stockon, Laps 31-40 Kendall Ruble.

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Chris Windom-1,511, 2-Brady Bacon-1,503, 3-Chase Stockon-1,475, 4-Justin Grant-1,430, 5-C.J. Leary-1,425, 6-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1,228, 7-Carson Short-1,136, 8-Dave Darland-1,092, 9-Kyle Cummins-1,012, 10-Logan Seavey-971.

OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Chris Windom-139, 2-Shane Cottle-86, 3-Tanner Thorson-83, 4-Kyle Cummins-78, 5-Justin Grant-76, 6-Logan Seavey-76, 7-Robert Ballou-73, 8-Cannon McIntosh-69, 9-Andrew Layser-65, 10-Chase Stockon-63.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: September 25, 2020 - Gas City I-69 Speedway - Gas City, Indiana - 1/4-Mile Dirt Oval - Indiana Donor Network-Driven2SaveLives Double Double / James Dean Classic

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Kyle Cummins

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Kendall Ruble

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Kevin Thomas Jr.

AutoMeter Third Heat Winner: Chase Stockon

Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner: Kyle Cummins

Indy Metal Finishing Semi Winner: Dakota Jackson

KSE Racing Products / The Frolic Bar & Grill Hard Charger: Robert Ballou (18th to 4th)

Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher: Dave Darland

Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer: Chayse Hayhurst

Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier: Jonathan Vennard

ProSource Hard Work Award: Critter Malone

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NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA

Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. Our 58th consecutive season.

Track office: General Manager: Tina Rogers@ 610.754.7688 - Public relations: Ernie Saxton: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

Results by Vicki Gehris
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JEFF STRUNK EARNS POT OF GOLD WITH 8TH FREEDOM 76 VICTORY IN THE 50TH ANNUAL EVENT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 20, 2020 . . . It seems as if Jeff Strunk rises to the top in big money paying events. Saturday night in the 50th Annual Freedom 76, a 76-lap Modified race started by the late promoter Bruce Rogers in 1971, the 10 time T.P.Trailers NASCAR track Modified point champion held true to form performing in front of a huge crowd. A fierce battle with guaranteed starter Brett Kressley, winner of the Forrest Rogers Memorial, started on the 37th lap after Strunk reeled him in and it wasn’t until the 64th lap that Strunk actually succeeded in becoming the fourth different leader.

Positions were constantly changing until the wave of the checkered when Strunk prevailed as the winner for the eighth time earning a $35,550 payday. He also garnered extra lap money in addition to a Bob Hilbert jacket. Chasing him across the line were N.Y. invader Matt Sheppard and defending race winner and former point champion Mike Gular.

Polesitter Briggs Danner set the pace for one lap before Bobby Varin overtook him.

Within a few laps Varin opened daylight over his fellow competitors. The battle for second brewed between Danner, Brandon Grosso and Sheppard while Lauden Reimert, Richie Hitzler, 2020 Modified point champion Craig Von Dohren and Cory Merkel diced for the remaining positions.

Merkel’s night ended when he hit the third turn wall for the first caution on the 13th lap. Varin maintained the lead on the restart with Grosso now second.

Strunk advanced to the runner-up spot on the 18th lap restart needed when Mike Maresca spun in the first turn allowing him challenge Varin.

Von Dohren’s night was over early when he jumped the cushion in turn three and hit the wall finally coming to a stop in the second turn for the 22nd lap caution. Varin was still the leader when action resumed, but it was Kressley in pursuit of the leader.

Kressley passed Varin on the 26th lap and second through fifth was now comprised of Varin, Strunk, Sheppard and Gular.

It wasn’t until the 31st lap that Strunk motored into second again and set his sights on Kressley, who was on the move from 20th.

The yellow was flying again for Ryan Lilick on the 38th lap when he stopped along the backstretch. At this time a fuel stop was called for the four cars of Danner, Justin Grim, Keith Hoffman and Dave Dissinger that were running alcohol and could not last the distance. The majority of competitors had switched to gas. On the restart Strunk took the lead, but it was short-lived since Kressley was back on top the following lap around the 1/3-mile oval.

Kressley ran the outside lane while Strunk stuck to the low groove as the battle progressed with each driver determined to be first.

It wasn’t until the 64th lap that Strunk, who started 12th, put the Glenn Hyneman-owned Bicknell chassis No. 126 in the number one position.

Sheppard and Gular passed Kressley for second and third respectively with five laps to go when Kressley fell to fourth.

Strunk continued his pace to chalk up his second win of the season at Grandview with the last one coming August 15, 2020. Second through fifth were Sheppard, Gular, Kressley and Varin. Rounding out the top ten were Duane Howard, who had to get into the race through the Schaeffer Racing Minuteman 20; Ryan Godown, Stewart Friesen coming from last in the 32-car grid following a quick pit stop prior to the start; Reimert and Frank Cozze.

Andy Bachetti, Merkel, Godown, Frank Yankowski, Anthony Perrego and Lilick won the six 12-lap heats for the close to 70 cars that attempted to qualify. Ray Swinehart and Billy Pauch Jr. won the consies to enter the Minuteman 20.

The non-stop Minuteman 20, the last chance to get into the Freedom that qualified five cars was won by Maresca followed by Howard, Max McLaughlin, Keith Hoffman and Ryan Krachun.

The $1,000 to win Kirsten Snyder Web Design and Photography 10-lap Cash Dash went to Godown.

Howard was the recipient of the $500 Hard Charger award from Bobby Gunther and sponsors. Howard went from 29th to sixth for 23 positions.

Next event coming up, now that the very successful Freedom 76 weekend is complete, is the Mods at the Mad House on Saturday, October 17th. Included will be three 20-lap features for Small Block/Big Block Modified racers each paying $2000 to win. A driver winning all three earns a Pioneer Pole Building Triple Sweep Bonus of $2500. And if someone falls short of the three wins and claims two wins there is a PPB Double Sweep Bonus of $500. And for the Sportsman racers there is $1,300 to win their feature. Details can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

RACE RESULTS

50TH ANNUAL FREEDOM 76 (76-Laps): 1. Jeff Strunk, 2. Matt Sheppard, 3. Mike Gular, 4. Brett Kressley, 5. Bobby Varin, 6. Duane Howard, 7. Ryan Godown, 8. Stewart Freisen, 9. Louden Reimert, 10. Frank Cozze, 11. Kevin Hirthler, 12. Jared Umbenhauer, 13. Briggs Danner, 14. Mike Maresca, 15. Andy Bachetti, 16. Danny Bouc, 17. Dylan Swinehart, 18. Ryan Lilick, 19. Justin Grim, 20. John Willman, 21. Dave Dissinger, 22. Max McLaughlin, 23. Frank Yankowski, 24. Brandon Grosso, 25. Keith Hoffman, 26. Richie Hitzler, 27. Mark Kratz, 28. Craig Von Dohren, 29. Ryan Krachun, 30. Andy Perrego, 31. Doug Manmiller, 32. Cory Merkel. DNQ: Neil Williams, Cory Cormier, Bryan Kuhl, Ryan Beltz, Darrin Schuler, Brett Gilmore, Scott Frack, Joe Funk III, Craig Whitmoyer, Kyle Weiss, Ryan Grim, Steve Young, Kevin Hartnett, Alex Yankowski, Brian Hirthler, Ron Haring Jr., Bobby Trapper Jr., Ron Kline, Eric Kormann, Nate Brinker, Colt Harris, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Dom Buffalino, , Mike Mahaney, Danny Creeden, Billy Decker, Tyler Dippel, Rick Laubach, Kenny Gilmore, Dillon Steuer, Ray Swinehart, Billy Pauch Jr., Mike Lisowski, Brad Brightbill, Matt Stangle and Jordan Henn.

Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20: 1. Mike Maresca, 2. Duane Howard, 3. Max McLaughlin, 4. Keith Hoffman, 5. Ryan Krachun.

Cash Dash (10 Laps): 1. Ryan Godown, 2. Craig Von Dohren, 3. Brett Kressley, 4. Cory Merkel, 5. Mike Gular, 6. Andy Bachetti, 7. Ryan Lilick, 8. Brett Kressley, 9. Frank Yankowski.

MEDIA NOTE: On behalf of all of us involved with the 50th running of the Freedom 76 and other events presented throughout the challenging season at Grandview please accept out thanks for the support. Much appreciated------ Ernie Saxton

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THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

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Thunder on the Hill



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SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES NEWS. . . . . . .

BIG BLOCK/SMALL BLOCK MODIFIED TRIPLE 20’S SWEEP WORTH $8,500 PLUS SPORTSMAN TO CLOSE OUT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SEASON SATRUDAY, OCTOBER 17

BECHTELSVILLE, PA . . . . . A possible $8,500 payday awaits any modified driver who can pull off a sweep of the Trick or Treat Triple 20’s in the Thunder on the Hill season finale at the Grandview Speedway Saturday night, October 17. Each Modified feature will pay $2,000 to the winner and with thanks to Pioneer Pole Buildings, a $2,500 bonus is posted to any driver who can sweep the three features. If one driver wins two features, PPB will add an additional $500 in bonus money. Each feature offers an attractive payoff with $200 being paid to start. As in past years, this October event will allow both Big Block and 358 Modifieds to compete together in a unique rules package. Also on the program will be the sportsman competing in a series of qualifying events leading up to a $1,300 win 20 lap feature.

On race night, Saturday, October 17, the front gate will open at 4 PM with qualifying getting underway at 6:00 PM. The pit gate will open at 2:30 PM.

Pioneer Pole Buildings is the premier builder of post frame buildings in PA, NJ, DE, MD, WV, VA and NY. Pioneer was founded in 1998, and has since built their business and quality reputation on providing customers with top quality buildings at very competitive prices. Pioneer Pole Buildings is located on South Route 183 in Schuylkill Haven, PA. For more information, please call 888-448-2505 or visit their website at:

Qualifying for the Modifieds will determine the starting field with the top 12 finishers from the heat race events, drawing the top 12 starting positions in the opening feature. The winner of the first and second feature will then draw an invert number of 8, 10 or 12. This makes a sweep of the Pioneer Pole Buildings $2,500 bonus extremely possible.

A special rules package is offered as a ‘treat’ to the region’s competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted. An event sheet with the complete payoff, rules, and details is available at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com There is no entry fee but drivers must pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff and to draw. Drivers may pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456.

For the Saturday, October 17 event, adult admission tickets are $25, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required.

Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for a at 3:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day. You may pick-up and pay for your tickets on race night at 3:30 PM and enter the grandstands immediately.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever-changing, and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew, and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing, and be considerate of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

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

Winner Aaron Reutzel ( Paul Arch Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Aaron Reutzel wins Jack Gunn Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (September 18, 2020) - Two-time and defending Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 champion, Aaron Reutzel, has certainly found his stride in Pennsylvania Posse country, winning at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, for the third time in the last two seasons, this time scoring the annual Jack Gunn Memorial for a $5,000 payday.

A contender the entire evening at the paperclip-shaped half-mile, Reutzel drove ahead from fourth on the grid and took command for the first time on lap 14, sneaking under KCP Racing’s Gio Scelzi at the exit of turn two and never looking back. The Jack Gunn Memorial title is Reutzel’s second at The Grove, also owning a Tommy Hinnershitz Classic triumph. The victory also propelled the Clute, Texas-native to the double-digit win mark, now owning ten All Star victories in 2020.

“Our car was phenomenal tonight,” Aaron Reutzel said, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Fischer Body Shop/Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting/Folkens Brothers Trucking/No. 87 sprint car. “I could move around; blast the top, run through the middle, run the bottom. Sometimes it pays off to be in second or third where you can move around like that. My crew chief is from Australia and he really wanted to win a race (at Williams Grove Speedway). It’s pretty special that we were able to make that happen. Just an awesome night all around.”

Getting away third at the initial start, it took Reutzel only eight circuits to find his way around second-place running Brian Brown, utilizing the speedway’s top grove to power by the 2020 Knoxville Raceway track champion. In the meantime, outside-pole sitter and Fresno-native Gio Scelzi was the man in charge, extending his lead to nearly a straightaway by the time Reutzel found his way to the tailtank of Brown.

Lapped traffic entered the picture by lap 11 creating an instant momentum block for Scelzi. With slower cars cutting down on Scelzi’s mobility, Reutzel closed-in in a hurry, putting himself well within striking distance by lap 13. The following circuit, Reutzel made his bid for the lead, entering turn one as low as he could before driving up across the race track and in front of the KCP Racing No. 18.

From that point forward, the bottom is where Reutzel stayed, keeping his focus ahead as Scelzi, Brown and Larson battled behind him. Although a caution on lap 29 would set-up a green-white-checkered restart, Reutzel never faltered, using clean air and a clear track to solidify his place in Williams Grove Speedway victory lane.

Gio Scelzi hung on to finish second, followed by Kyle Larson, Paul McMahan and Brent Marks.

“I just got lucky at the right time that allowed me to get a run on Gio (Scelzi),” Reutzel continued. “He ended up moving down in three and four, but didn’t move down yet in one and two, but I think he thought he was still OK on the top. You never want to pull the trigger too soon and not clear. Luckily, I was able to get down there and make it stick and get by him. From that point on, I was able to stay on the bottom and just hit my marks.”

“I should have known to get down there a little sooner,” Gio Scelzi said, driver of the KCP Racing/Logan Contractors/Aspen Aire, Inc./No. 18 sprint car. “(Aaron Reutzel) deserves to win; he drove the smarter race.”

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their final trek through the Keystone State with a visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, September 19. The annual Dirt Classic will headline action in the Pigeon Hills awarding a $20,000 top prize. Gates are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m. with a mandatory drivers meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 7 p.m., sharp. For more information, please visit Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedway.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: Williams Grove Speedway - September 18, 2020:
Event: The Jack Gunn Memorial
Entries: 33
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 16.540
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Gio Scelzi - 16.742
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Brian Brown
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Zeb Wise
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Paul McMahan
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Chad Trout
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Justin Peck
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Danny Dietrich (+10)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 18-Gio Scelzi, 16.742; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.748; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.768; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 16.903; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.933; 6. 1X-Chad Trout, 16.935; 7. 24W-Lucas Wolfe, 17.248; 8. 12-Brent Shearer, 17.323; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski, 17.612

Group (B)
1. 17-Ian Madsen, 16.818; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.990; 3. 5-Brent Marks, 17.057; 4. 11-Zeb Wise, 17.084; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.238; 6. 1W-Matt Campbell, 17.241; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.373; 8. 54-Zach Newlin, 17.768

Group (C)
1. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 17.023; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.117; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 17.306; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.333; 5. 21m-Brian Montieth, 17.356; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 17.449; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.540; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 19.052

Group (D)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.201; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.334; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 17.382; 4. 11T-TJ Stutts, 17.389; 5. 39-Justin Peck, 17.558; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.961; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, 17.973; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 18.176

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [4]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 6. 1X-Chad Trout [6]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [9]; 8. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 9. 12-Brent Shearer [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Zeb Wise [1]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [2]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 4. 17-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 1W-Matt Campbell [6]; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody [7]; 8. 54-Zach Newlin [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 4. 5C-Dylan Cisney [4]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 6. 21M-Brian Montieth [5]; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall [7]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [7]; 5. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [8]; 6. 39-Justin Peck [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 8. 11T-TJ Stutts [1]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 17-Ian Madsen [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 4. 5C-Dylan Cisney [5]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 1X-Chad Trout [1]; 2. 1W-Matt Campbell [2]; 3. 21M-Brian Montieth [3]; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall [6]; 5. 39-Justin Peck [4]; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski [7]; 7. 11T-TJ Stutts [10]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [5]; 9. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [9]; 10. 54-Zach Newlin [11]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 12. 12W-Troy Fraker [12]; 13. 12-Brent Shearer [13]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 18-Gio Scelzi [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 5-Brent Marks [11]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [14]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [17]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer [12]; 10. 5C-Dylan Cisney [10]; 11. 17-Ian Madsen [8]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [9]; 13. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [19]; 14. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [21]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [15]; 16. 14-Tony Stewart [18]; 17. 1X-Chad Trout [20]; 18. 24w-Lucas Wolfe [25]; 19. 21M-Brian Montieth [22]; 20. 99-Skylar Gee [16]; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [13]; 22. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 23. 11-Zeb Wise [6]; 24. 1W-Matt Campbell [23]; 25. 11T-TJ Stutts [24]; 26. 55K-Robbie Kendall [26]
Lap Leaders: Gio Scelzi (1-13), Aaron Reutzel (14-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 18, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5494
2. Cory Eliason - 5420
3. Zeb Wise - 5008
4. Paul McMahan - 4912
5. Skylar Gee - 4756
6. Greg Wilson - 4576
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Danny Dietrich - 3254
9. Kyle Larson - 3174
10. Brock Zearfoss - 3118

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)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/10/2020): Cory Eliason (3)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/11/2020): Lance Dewease
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/12/2020): Lance Dewease (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (9/18/2020): Aaron Reutzel (10)

Photo Credit: Paul Arch
Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

World of Outlaws


Contact: Nick Graziano
World of Outlaws PR
ngraziano@dirtcar.com

Please click here for the original World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series article

Winner Daryn Pittman (Trent Gower Photo)


STORYBOOK HOMECOMING: Daryn Pittman Claims Meaningful Lawton Speedway Win
The 2013 champion earned his first win of the year in his last weekend with Roth Motorsports

LAWTON, OK — Sept. 18, 2020 — Daryn Pittman's wife and two kids fell into his arms after he climbed out of his car in Victory Lane at Lawton Speedway Friday night.

It was a moment of celebration, reflection and embracement.

They'd been on a different emotional ride the week prior.

After 25 years of racing, which includes winning the 2013 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship, Pittman, of Owasso, OK, announced he would step away from full-time racing at the end of the year.

Seven days later, it was announced he wouldn’t finish the year with Roth Motorsports – who he’s driven for since the beginning of 2019. In a mutual agreement, the two decided to part ways after this weekend at Lawton Speedway and Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Then Pittman will finish the season with Heffner Racing.

That announcement came a day before returning to his home state to compete in front of family and friends at Lawton Speedway – the track that gave him his first ever Sprint Car win.

Pittman was able to keep it all out of his head on race day, though.

“When you do it this long, you’re pretty good at tuning everything else out,” he said. “It’s been a roller coaster few weeks on a couple of fronts. I’m glad to be making news like this, rather than how we have been.”

It didn't take him long to prove his mental toughness and level of focus either.

Pittman qualified third, won the Drydene Heat Race and then the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – placing him on the pole for the Feature. His last win had come in September 2019.

When the 35-lap Feature commenced, he continued to show his starvation for another win. Pittman mastered his relationship with his throttle to launch ahead of second-place Parker Price-Miller on the initial start. The young Indiana-native tried to keep pace with Pittman in the opening laps but eventually lost him by about three car lengths.

The technical track conditions left little room for error. Price-Miller discovered that on Lap 11 when he nearly flipped his car in Turn 3.

His error gave Pittman a new challenge with David Gravel lining up alongside him on the restart. However, like Price-Miller, Gravel couldn’t keep pace with Pittman on the restart and faded. Gravel then had to fend off Sheldon Haudenschild, who eventually found himself in the work area with a flat left rear tire and fought back to a fourth-place finish.

On the final restart with 18 laps to go, reigning champion Brad Sweet took advantage of Gravel's bad start and stole second place.

The Roth Motorsports #83 car had a challenger for the first time all night. With 10 laps to go and slower traffic not making Pittman’s life easy, Sweet raised the heart rate and blood pressure of those biting their fingers for the Oklahoma kid.

Sweet dove underneath his former Kasey Kahne Racing teammate into Turn 1 with seven laps to go and nosed ahead of him through the corner. Pittman had the better momentum around the high side, though, and charged ahead. Sweet then had six more laps to rebuild another run. He made the most of them.

The NAPA Auto Parts #49 inched closer to Pittman every lap. Three car lengths. Two cars lengths. One.

On the final lap, he was there. Sweet made a last-ditch effort of again throwing his car underneath Pittman into Turn 1. He just about cleared him by the center of the corner but Pittman wouldn't open the door for him to take the lead. With the momentum on the top lane still on his side, Pittman launched back ahead of his last lap rival off the corner.

By clearing Sweet off Turn 2, Pittman went on to end his winless streak, silence any questions of his performance and throw a confetti-filled homecoming party in Victory Lane with his family and friends.

“To win here (at Lawton Speedway) with as many friends and family, people that have supported me for 25 years, honestly some of them longer than that, honestly means more than anything,” Pittman said. “Yeah, we’re glad we won, but with as bad as our season has been, I still show up to every race to win and know that we can contend. It’s just been a struggle and a grind. I show up with the same attitude every race. And the same effort, and, man, we just hit it tonight.

“I’ve got to thank Dennis and Teresa (Roth) for giving me this opportunity for the last two years to run their car. You know, unfortunately it just didn’t work out the way we wanted. I couldn’t be more grateful for them sticking with me and giving me this opportunity to stay out on the road and continue to do what I love to do. Man, it’s a great feeling. This is what Victory Lane feels like. I was starting to forget.”

Sweet had to settle for his eighth runner-up finish this year but was able to extend his points lead. He’s now 16 points ahead of Logan Schuchart, who finished fifth.

“I kept getting a run off (Turn) four, thinking I could slide him (Pittman) and maybe show him the bottom and get him off the top,” Sweet said. "I just didn’t do a good job there. But he did a good job. He covered all of his lines right and got through traffic good enough that we couldn’t get him. I know it’s kind of Daryn’s last run here, so I’m really happy for him and his family.”

Gravel finished third for the second race in a row and extended his top-10 streak to 25 top-10 finishes in a row.

“I felt like I had just as good of a car as anybody there at the beginning and just faded late,” Gravel said. “We want to get these wins. I’m sick of these top-fives and stuff. Being consistent is great, but we want to win races. So, hopefully we can get in Victory Lane tomorrow.”

The Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday will be Pittman’s final race with Roth Motorsports. He also has 13 more races this season before he hangs up his helmet as a full-time driver.

No matter the results in that time, his home state return provided a moment of celebration, reflection and embracement.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals on Sat., Sept. 19. Get tickets by clicking here. https://mpv.tickets.com/?agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&pid=8790168#/event/8790168/seatmap/?selectBuyers=false&minPrice=35&maxPrice=35&quantity=2&sort=price_desc&ada=false&seatSelection=true&onlyCoupon=true&onlyVoucher=false

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: Lawton Speedway – 9/18/20

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [3][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,300]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [4][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2][$2,050]; 10. 11X-John Carney [12][$2,000]; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel [14][$1,500]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$1,100]; 14. 2C-Wayne Johnson [13][$1,050]; 15. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [15][$1,000]; 16. 6-Bill Rose [18][$900]; 17. 42P-Preston Perlmutter [19][$800]; 18. 9S-Kyle Clark [16][$800]; 19. 72-Chris Tarrant [21][$800]; 20. 1J-Danny Jennings [20][$800]; 21. 1X-Jake Bubak [17][$800]; 22. 17G-Channin Tankersley [22][$800];
Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-35;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+4]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.49; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.536; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.57; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.582; 5. 41-David Gravel, 12.618; 6. 11X-John Carney, 12.745; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.76; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.77; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.781; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.786; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.859; 12. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.882; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.91; 14. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.937; 15. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 12.977; 16. 9S-Kyle Clark, 13.033; 17. 1X-Jake Bubak, 13.055; 18. 6-Bill Rose, 13.371; 19. 42P-Preston Perlmutter, 13.566; 20. 1J-Danny Jennings, 13.572; 21. 72-Chris Tarrant, 13.92; 22. 17G-Channin Tankersley, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5]; 6. 9S-Kyle Clark [6]; 7. 42P-Preston Perlmutter [7]; 8. 17G-Channin Tankersley [8]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 41-David Gravel [2]; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 33M-Mason Daniel [5]; 6. 1X-Jake Bubak [6]; 7. 1J-Danny Jennings [7]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 8 Transfer – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 11X-John Carney [2]; 5. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [5]; 6. 6-Bill Rose [6]; 7. 72-Chris Tarrant [7]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 41-David Gravel [4]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [5]

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