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Winner Christopher Bell (DB3 Photo)



REALITY OF A DREAM: Christopher Bell wins at Tri-State Speedway as driver, owner
Bell wins an eventful night in Haubstadt, Brad Sweet extends points lead

HAUBSTADT, IN – Oct. 13, 2019 – After winning $100,000 in April through NASCAR’s Dash 4 Cash, Christopher Bell already knew what he would like to do with the money: purchase his own Sprint Car.

Six months later, the Norman, Okla. driver parked his self-owned No. 21 car in Victory Lane for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ Sunday night event at Tri-State Speedway.

The victory was his fifth career World of Outlaws win – first as an owner in the Series – and first win at the speedway.

“So, I had four Outlaw wins coming into today and I promise you those four Outlaw wins would be in my, arguably top-five, definitely top-ten of my favorite wins of my life,” said an elated Bell. “To get number five here with my own race car and a group of friends working on this thing is really special.”

The Indiana race was Bell’s fourth time in his own car, which he built with friend Chad Boat. He already had one win in it, too. However, throughout the night, you would’ve thought he’d been racing it for years. Bell even claimed he wasn’t good at the quarter-mile track.

He first dispelled that allegation with strong runs in his Drydene Heat race, where he finished second, and the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, where he finished third. In both races he had a car capable of charging to the lead but ran out of laps to do so.

In the Feature, Bell had 40 laps to accomplish his mission.

Sweet jumped to the lead at the start of the race with Brent Marks and Bell in tow. However, five cautions – which separately involved drivers such as David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild and Donny Schatz – in the first 12 laps hindered the top three from finding a rhythm.

Bell highlighted his speed in that time span, sliding by Marks for second during a short run in between cautions.

After the accident on Lap 12, the race went caution free for the remaining 28 laps. With Schatz mired in the back of the field, Sweet was poised to have a strong points day, especially if he could secure the win. However, Bell wasn’t sympathetic to his cause.

Both almost saw their winning desire vanish on the restart with 28 laps to go. Third-place Kerry Madsen dove underneath Bell and Sweet in turn three, eyeing the lead. The Australian couldn’t find the grip to exit the corner ahead of them and fell back to third by turn one.

The battle was then Sweet versus Bell. Sweet ran high, while Bell slung his car around the bottom of the track, creeping closer and closer to the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car every lap. And Sweet knew it.

On Lap 16 the Californian stole Bell’s line, running the bottom in turns three and four. Bell countered his move and switched to the high side of the track.

The beneficiary of the swap proved to be Bell. He got a run off turn four, propelling him to Sweet’s rear bumper down the front stretch. He stayed high into turn one, as Sweet went low and, again, charged off the corner with momentum. This time, he was able to use it to dart underneath Sweet into turn three and clear him for the lead by turn four, officially taking it on Lap 18.

“I felt good all night long and I knew our car was really close,” Bell said. “Honestly, we didn’t really change very much all night long. We kept getting those short stints and I felt fine. I felt like I just needed to get some time underneath of us and get going.”

The race was then Bell’s to lose. He distanced himself from Sweet, even with lap traffic creating an unpredictable obstacle course in front of him. Sweet began to fade by the halfway point, losing second to Madsen and eventually falling to fifth. Madsen didn’t have anything for Bell, but another threat behind him did.

After finding himself at the back of the field due to being involved in an early caution, Haudenschild moved his way into fifth with 19 laps to go. He was third with nine laps to go and second with five laps to go. The NOS Energy Drink No. 17 was an unstoppable bullet. But time was not in his favor and Bell worked lap traffic with ease.

However, worry did set in for Bell in the closing laps, unsure how his car would handle as the track changed and if he would have enough fuel to finish.

“This track just changes so much,” Bell said. “I’ve never gone good here before in my life. This is the first time I’ve come to Haubstadt and been competitive. I learned a lot today.”

By the time Bell sped past the waving checkered flag, he had a 3.7 second lead over Haudenschild.

“I set us back tonight with qualifying and getting in that mess in four, just really put us behind,” Haudenschild said. “After I did that my goal was to get back to where I was and go from there. On this type of track we know we’re going to have restarts. Just tried to get track position as early and quick as I could on those restarts and just try to pick them off after that.”

Madsen rounded out the podium with his brother Ian Madsen finishing fourth and Sweet ended the night fifth. After being involved in two accidents, Schatz managed a 13th-place finish but is now 30 points behind Sweet.

Wins are all that matter to Bell when it comes to racing with the World of Outlaws. Every one of them he cherishes, he said, especially when they’re with friends.

“Everyone works their tails off on it, but it’s a lot of fun because we’re all friends,” Bell said. “Just very thankful to be here driving this thing.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Oct. 18, will be at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. for the FVP Platinum Battery 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: Tri-State Speedway – 10/13/19

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 21-Christopher Bell [3][$10,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$5,500]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4][$3,200]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$2,500]; 6. 99-Brady Bacon [14][$2,300]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [2][$2,200]; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman [13][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$2,050]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [15][$2,000]; 11. 5-Shane Stewart [17][$1,500]; 12. 41-David Gravel [11][$1,200]; 13. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$1,100]; 14. 11-Zeb Wise [20][$1,050]; 15. 5X-Justin Peck [16][$1,000]; 16. 32-Chase Stockon [19][$900]; 17. 7-Critter Malone [22][$800]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$800]; 19. 14X-Jeff Swindell [24][$800]; 20. 39-Hunter Schuerenberg [7][$800]; 21. 96-Parker Price-Miller [12][$800]; 22. 17K-Kendall Ruble [6][$800]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$800]; 24. 99G-Skylar Gee [8][$800];
Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-17, Christopher Bell 18-40;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+16]

Qualifying – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.825; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.914; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.936; 4. 19-Brent Marks, 13.045; 5. 99G-Skylar Gee, 13.069; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.076; 7. 39-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.105; 8. 17K-Kendall Ruble, 13.11; 9. 32-Chase Stockon, 13.14; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.188; 11. 41-David Gravel, 13.227; 12. 21-Christopher Bell, 13.228; 13. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.244; 14. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.245; 15. 96-Parker Price-Miller, 13.275; 16. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.302; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.356; 18. 7-Critter Malone, 13.369; 19. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.48; 20. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.514; 21. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.61; 22. 14X-Jeff Swindell, 13.613; 23. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.615; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.669; 25. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.67; 26. 33-Andy Bishop, 13.704; 27. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.848; 28. 71M-Paul May, 13.973

DRYDENE Heat #1 (10 Laps) – 1. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 3. 39-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [7]; 6. 5X-Justin Peck [5]; 7. 14X-Jeff Swindell [8]; 8. 71M-Paul May [10]; 9. 33M-Mason Daniel [9]; 10. 11-Zeb Wise [6]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (10 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 17K-Kendall Ruble [3]; 3. 99G-Skylar Gee [2]; 4. 41-David Gravel [4]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 6. 5-Shane Stewart [7]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 9. 33-Andy Bishop [9]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (10 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 21-Christopher Bell [4]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 4. 96-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [7]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9]; 7. 7-Critter Malone [6]; 8. 32-Chase Stockon [3]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (8 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [1]; 3. 21-Christopher Bell [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 6. 17K-Kendall Ruble [5]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – 1. 32-Chase Stockon [1][-]; 2. 11-Zeb Wise [2][-]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3][-]; 4. 7-Critter Malone [4][-]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6][-]; 6. 14X-Jeff Swindell [5][-]; 7. 71M-Paul May [10][$300]; 8. 33-Andy Bishop [9][$250]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$225]; 10. 33M-Mason Daniel [8][$200]

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ASCS National Sprint Series



Hafertepe Unchallenged With Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series At Creek County Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (October 12, 2019) Leading start to finish for his ninth victory of the season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. made it back-to-back wins in the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling presented by James Hodge Ford at Creek County Speedway.
Sam's 46th career National Tour victory, the Sunnyvale, Texas driver is now tied with Tim Crawley for fourth in overall wins.


Winner Sam Hafertepe Jr (David Campbell Photo)

"It's been a long time since I've been out of the front straightaway, I don't even remember what it feels like," chuckled Sam who reclaimed the National Tour point's lead by 14 markers.

Taking lessons from the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tire, Hafertepe was able to put his J&J Chassis anywhere he needed too throughout the 30-lap SawBlade.com A-Feature.

"This was an awesome Racecar. I don't think there was a better car here all night. We didn't touch it, we just left it alone, and we definitely got the balance back in this thing. It's back to a dominate Racecar and going to Devil's Bowl next week, that's one of my favorite tracks in the world. I can't wait for that."

Taking the lead from the right of the front row, Hafertepe was trailed by Tucker Doughty for the opening lap before Matt Covington shot in second. Opening his lead to nearly two seconds, Hafertepe's advantage dropped quickly as the leaders hit traffic on Lap 7.

Caution working Lap 9 for debris, Covington looked for a way around Hafertepe but with no success. Opening his advantage again, lapped traffic was of little issue for the Heidbreder Foundation No. 15h.

Under caution working Lap 28, slower cars in the mix shook things up behind Hafertepe as Roger Crockett moved by the No. 95 for second. With clean air to his advantage, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. raced to the finish with a 2.224-second advantage over Crockett's Route 66 Chevrolet No. 11. Battling a shower of power steering fluid over the final few laps that kept the No. 95 off the cushion, Matt Covington managed to hold on for his seventh podium finish of the season. Tyler Thomas in fourth was followed to the finish by Jordon Mallett.
A comeback night for Howard Moore, who had power steering issues early in the evening, the A.G. Rains owned No. 3 crossed sixth with Seth Bergman hard charging from 18th to seventh after racing ninth to second in the BMRS B-Feature. Blake Hahn picked up three spots to eighth with Robbie Price in ninth. After nearly going upside down on Lap 18, El Paso's John Carney II rebounded to a tenth-place finish.

A field of 34 was on hand for the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling presented by James Hodge Ford. Four SCE Gaskets Heat Races went to Matt Covington, Tyler Thomas, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Jordon Mallett. BRMS B-Feature was topped by Sean McClelland. One provisional was taken by Alex Hill.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network returns to competition on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at the famed Devi's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Tickets are on sale now at www.devilsbowl.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
ASCS Sooner Region
Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, Okla.)
John Christner Trucking Fall Fling presented by James Hodge Ford
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Car Count: 34

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 16 in Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [1]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 5. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [2]; 6. 26M-Fred Mattox, [8]; 7. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [5]; 8. 11H-Emilio Hoover, [7]; 9. 65L-Nicholas Lucito, [9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [1]; 2. 9$-Kyle Clark, [2]; 3. 90-Lance Norick, [3]; 4. J2-John Carney II, [6]; 5. 2-Brad Bowden, [4]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [5]; 7. 23-Seth Bergman, [7]; 8. 94L-Layne Himebaugh, [9]; 9. 44-Jared Sewell, [8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki, [3]; 3. 21P-Robbie Price, [6]; 4. 7F-Noah Harris, [4]; 5. 11X-Avery Goodman, [7]; 6. 24-Garet Williamson, [1]; 7. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [5]; 8. 79-Tim Kent, [8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett, [2]; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [4]; 3. 3-Howard Moore, [5]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell, [6]; 5. 22-Sean McClelland, [7]; 6. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [8]; 7. 75E-Broc Elliott, [1]; 8. 15D-Andrew Deal, [3]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 22-Sean McClelland, [1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [9]; 3. 2-Brad Bowden, [5]; 4. 26M-Fred Mattox, [3]; 5. 7F-Noah Harris, [2]; 6. 24-Garet Williamson, [10]; 7. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [4]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 9. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [8]; 10. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [11]; 11. 79-Tim Kent, [12]; 12. 94L-Layne Himebaugh, [15]; 13. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [6]; 14. 44-Jared Sewell, [18]; 15. 75E-Broc Elliott, [13]; 16. (DNF) 65L-Nicholas Lucito, [16]; 17. (DNF) 11H-Emilio Hoover, [14]; 18. (DNF) 15D-Andrew Deal, [17]

Sawblade.com A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [7]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [6]; 4. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [5]; 5. 14-Jordon Mallett, [3]; 6. 3-Howard Moore, [9]; 7. 23-Seth Bergman, [18]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn, [11]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price, [4]; 10. J2-John Carney II, [13]; 11. 8-Alex Sewell, [14]; 12. 28-Scott Bogucki, [8]; 13. 22-Sean McClelland, [17]; 14. 17W-Harli White, [12]; 15. 2-Brad Bowden, [19]; 16. 24-Garet Williamson, [22]; 17. 90-Lance Norick, [15]; 18. 26M-Fred Mattox, [20]; 19. 7F-Noah Harris, [21]; 20. (DNF) 11X-Avery Goodman, [16]; 21. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty, [1]; 22. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark, [10]; 23. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill, [23]
Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-30
Hard Charger: Seth Bergman +11
High Point Driver: Sam Hafertepe, Jr,
Provisional(s): Alex Hills (Points)

2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,920; 2. Blake Hahn 3,906; 3. Roger Crockett 3,646; 4. Matt Covington 3,633; 5. Scott Bogucki 3,554; 6. John Carney II 3,524; 7. Robbie Price 3,301; 8. Harli White 3,284; 9. Jordon Mallett 3,228; 10. Tucker Doughty 2,941; 11. Alex Hill 2,900; 12. Seth Bergman 1,606; 13. Jamie Ball 1,163; 14. Dylan Westbrook 1,082; 15. Paul Nienhiser 892;

2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 9 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway; 5/18 - I-96 Speedway; 5/25 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 6/5 - Lawton Speedway; 6/8 - Salina Speedway; 7/12 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/19 - Big Sky Speedway; 9/1 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 10/12 - Creek County Speedway); Blake Hahn - 5 (6/20 - Skagit Speedway; 7/20 - Big Sky Speedway; 8/30 - 34 Raceway; 9/19 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/21 - Lucas Oil Speedway); Robbie Price - 2 (6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 8/31 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 2 (6/14 - Brown County Speedway; 6/15 - Black Hills Speedway); Thomas Kennedy - 2 (4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway); James McFadden - 2 (8/2 - Knoxville Raceway; 8/3 - Knoxville Raceway); John Carney II - 1 (5/26 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Travis Rilat - 1 (6/4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Roger Crockett - 1 (6/21 - Skagit Speedway); Devon Borden - 1 (6/28 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Matt Covington - 1 (6/29 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Ryan Giles - 1 (8/1 - Knoxville Raceway); Wayne Johnson - 1 (8/6 - Southern Iowa Speedway); Josh Baughman - 1 (9/20 - Lucas Oil Speedway);

Weather-Related Cancellations - 11: Devil's Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11); Route 66 Motor Speedway (6/1); Creek County Speedway (6/6); Gallatin Speedway (7/13); Riverside International Speedway (8/24); Creek County Speedway (10/11);

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019
Contact: Brian Liskai - liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio - Leduc, Alberta, Canada's Skylar Gee had never competed at Waynesfield Raceway Park. But, he made his first appearance a good one, taking the lead on lap 34 and driving away to earn the $5,630 pay day for the 2nd Annual Bob Hampshire Classic.

The event, honoring the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame sprint car owner and mechanic, was the final race of 2019 for the FAST 410 Sprint Series. Cole Duncan, with his win the week prior, earned the series' championship.

The one-third mile high banked track lived up to its reputation as the 50-lap FAST feature saw several lead changes. Cap Henry led the first eight circuits with NASCAR Xfinity Star Christopher Bell taking over to lead laps 9-16 only to have Henry regain the top spot for a lap with Bell using heavy lapped traffic to move back into the lead on lap 18. Bell seemed to have the race in control when he spun in turn four while maneuvering through lapped traffic, falling back to 11th and handing the lead back to Henry. Gee, who had hung around the top five throughout the race, hunted down Henry and drove around him on lap 34. A caution with eight laps to go gave Henry one final shot, but Gee hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win.

"I struggled pretty hard the first half of the race. I started watching Christopher and then I seen DJ (Foos) poking his nose in there and it started to rubber up there a little and I started creeping and creeping and pretty soon we were pretty good and I could start cheating the wing forward. I got going pretty good in one and two and I had a good race with Cap....he raced me hard and clean. It was a lot of fun. I've never won a 50 lap race before so that's pretty cool. Hats off to Rob and Gary for working their asses off all night and all the fans for sticking out this cold," said Gee beside his Bluvos/Carlan Services/Pat Beck Motorsports/Strongs Crane Sales and Repair backed machine.

For Henry, the close of the 2019 season was bittersweet. "I thought we had a pretty good chance starting on the pole. It laid rubber and I was sure where to go. I think our worst finish here is third of fourth so I'm happy. This is a really cool place and it was a fun race," said Henry beside his Beer Barrel Bourbon sponsored #4.

Fremont, Ohio's DJ Foos, the 2019 Attica Fremont Championship Series titlist, also hung around the top five throughout the 50 lap feature and brought his Burmeister Racing machine home in third.

"I love coming to this place. I can't say enough about Shane Helms (promoter) and his gang. It's pretty bad ass to be racing here in October," said Foos of his Jet Express/CR Juices/Greer Automotive/Kistler Racing Products backed #16.

Milford, Ohio's Cody Gardner scored his first ever sprint car win at Waynesfield during the 11th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic early in July. Gardner proved that was no fluke, leading all 25 laps of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series feature for his second win. It wasn't easy as he had to hold off Landon Simon after a late race red. Matt Westfall wrapped up the 2019 BOSS championship the week prior with his win at Atomic Speedway.

"When I won the Jack Hewitt Classic it was unbelievable...I never thought that would happen. This place has always suited me for whatever reason. The way you have to drive here just works for me and we've always run good here. To be able to win both BOSS features here this year...I'm at a loss for words. I didn't know if I was running in the right place and when you get reds and yellows you start second guessing yourself wondering if you're in the right spot. Luckily we were. I heard Landon late in the race and I just had to buckle down and hit my marks and make him drive around me if he could," said Gardner beside his Pate Manufacturing/Advanced Racing Suspensions/Superior Bearing and Supply/Ashford Motorsports backed #9G.

Middletown, Ohio's Rod Henning, a two time Waynesfield track champion, stormed into the lead with five laps to go and drove away to claim the USAC D2 Thunder Midget/AMSA Mini Sprint feature over a Gunnar Lucius and Andy Baugh.

For the 50-lap FAST feature, Henry and Cale Conley brought the field to green with Henry grabbing the early advantage over Conley, Zeb Wise, Gee and Bell. Bell drove fifth to third on lap four and took second a circuit later. Bell quickly closed on Henry and drove into the lead on lap nine as the leaders entered heavy lapped traffic. Shawn Dancer slipped off the track on lap 11, necessitating a red as officials wanted to make sure he was safe. On the restart and with a clear track, Bell and Henry scooted away from a good battle for third between Conley and Wise with Gee staying within striking distance.

By lap 15 Henry had closed the gap on Bell and pounced on lap 17 to regain the lead only to have Bell return the slider the following lap to move back to the point with Conley, Gee, Foos and Wise in Pursuit. Heavy lapped traffic awaited the leaders by lap 20 but Bell was able to move through to maintain a slight lead over Henry with Gee moving into third.

Driving through turns three and four in traffic on lap 25, Bell got side ways, did a 360 and kept going, but dropped to 11th, moving Henry back to the lead over Gee, Conley, Foos and Wise. A caution on lap 32 for a Chad Kemenah spin put Gee right on Henry's rear bumper and on the restart Gee drove to his outside as the pair raced side by side with Gee finally taking the lead on lap 34.

Gee was able to pull away slightly from Henry over the next hand full of laps while Conley was battling Foos and Duncan for third. With 10 laps to go, Stuart Brubaker spun, putting Henry once again on Gee's rear bumper. Kemenah would spin again on lap 42, setting up an eight lap shoot out. On the restart Gee and Henry pulled away from Foos while Conley battled with Bell for fourth. With six laps to go, Henry took several looks to the inside of Gee but couldn't make the pass. Gee went on to take the win over Henry, Foos, Conley and Bell.

John Ivy and Cody Gardner brought the field to green for the 25-lap BOSS non-wing sprint car feature with Gardner jumping into the lead over Toby Alfrey, Ivy, Cory Crabtree and Landon Simon. While Gardner pulled away, the battle for second quickly heated up between Alfrey, Ivy and Simon. Simon was able to secure the runner-up spot on lap nine and closed on Gardner with Ivy moving into third.

Gardner and Simon ran nose to tail over the next hand full of laps until the first caution flew on lap 17 when Alfrey had trouble getting back to the pits. On the ensuing restart a multi-car crash saw Dallas Hewitt flip but walk away uninjured. When the green flew Simon kept the pressure on Gardner but was unable to drive to the lead.

Gardner hit his marks perfectly and took the checkers over Simon, Ivy, Ricky Peterson and Max Adams.

The 20-lap mini sprint feature was exciting as Chris Bounds and Andy Baugh battled throughout the first 14 laps. Henning, who started sixth, had steadily worked his way forward and a three car battle ensued for the lead with Henning taking the point on lap 15. Henning drove away to the win over a charger Gunnar Lucius and Baugh.

Waynesfield Raceway Park
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
Bob Hampshire Classic

[*] indicates starting position

FAST 410 Sprints -

Qualifying
1.22-Cole Duncan, 11.505; 2.99-Skylar Gee, 11.568; 3.9X-Ricky Peterson, 11.623; 4.4H-Cap Henry, 11.649; 5.49-Shawn Dancer , 11.675; 6.23-Luke Hall, 11.683; 7.11-Zeb Wise, 11.763; 8.K4-Chad Kemenah, 11.771; 9.16-DJ Foos, 11.785; 10.W20-Greg Wilson, 11.817; 11.5T-Travis Philo, 11.846; 12.22B-Ryan Broughton, 11.944; 13.3C-Cale Conley, 11.984; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 11.985; 15.4-Danny Smith, 12.004; 16.21-Christopher Bell, 12.009; 17.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.011; 18.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.019; 19.47-Caleb Helms, 12.064; 20.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.079; 21.97-Max Stambaugh , 12.093; 22.1ST-Nate Dussel, 12.116; 23.5X-Justin Peck, 12.137; 24.21M-Brinton Marvel, 12.150; 25.9J-Dean Jacobs, 12.211; 26.45-Trevor Baker, 12.249; 27.02-Brandon Long, 12.256; 28.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.356; 29.J4-John Garvin, 12.402; 30.78-Todd Kane, 12.613; 31.5-Jordan Harble, 12.677; 32.21H-Adam Cruea, 12.703; 33.20B-Cody Bova, 12.718; 34.10S-Jay Steinbach, 12.729; 35.9W-Lance Webb, 12.961; 36.1B-Keith Baxter, 12.967; 37.A79-David Pagano, 14.078; 38.71P-Parker Price-Miller, 99.991;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 2. 3C-Cale Conley[2] ; 3. 78-Todd Kane[6] ; 4. J4-John Garvin[5] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 6. 5-Jordan Harble[7] ; 7. 21H-Adam Cruea[8] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[9] ; 9. A79-David Pagano[10] ; 10. 45-Trevor Baker[1]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 16-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 99-Skylar Gee[4] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 5. 9X-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[8] ; 7. 1B-Keith Baxter[10] ; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 9. 9W-Lance Webb[9] ; 10. 5X-Justin Peck[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 4H-Cap Henry[4] ; 2. 11-Zeb Wise[1] ; 3. 47-Caleb Helms[6] ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [3] ; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 7. 23-Luke Hall[2] ; 8. 02-Brandon Long[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 21-Christopher Bell[2] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 4. 1ST-Nate Dussel[6] ; 5. 97-Max Stambaugh [5] ; 6. 9J-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 8. 21M-Brinton Marvel[7] ; 9. 10S-Jay Steinbach[9]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)
1. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 23-Luke Hall[6] ; 5. 02-Brandon Long[8] ; 6. 10S-Jay Steinbach[10] ; 7. 21H-Adam Cruea[5] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 9. A79-David Pagano[9] ; 10. 5-Jordan Harble[3]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)
1. 97-Max Stambaugh [2] ; 2. 9X-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 3. 9J-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 6. 21M-Brinton Marvel[8] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 8. 1B-Keith Baxter[5] ; 9. 9W-Lance Webb[9]

A-Main 1 - (50 Laps)
1. 99-Skylar Gee[3] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[6] ; 4. 3C-Cale Conley[2] ; 5. 21-Christopher Bell[8] ; 6. 11-Zeb Wise[4] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[9] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 10. 47-Caleb Helms[13] ; 11. 97-Max Stambaugh [18] ; 12. 49-Shawn Dancer [5] ; 13. 1ST-Nate Dussel[16] ; 14. W20-Greg Wilson[17] ; 15. 8M-TJ Michael[14] ; 16. 9J-Dean Jacobs[22] ; 17. J4-John Garvin[15] ; 18. 9X-Ricky Peterson[20] ; 19. K4-Chad Kemenah[19] ; 20. 4-Danny Smith[12] ; 21. 78-Todd Kane[11] ; 22. 35-Stuart Brubaker[21]
Hard Charger: 97-Max Stambaugh +7

BOSS Non Wing Sprints -

Qualifying
1.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 13.186; 2.33M-Matt Westfall, 13.489; 3.24-Landon Simon, 13.492; 4.27-Scotty Weir, 13.544; 5.57-Max Adams, 13.560; 6.82-Mike Miller, 13.629; 7.12-Kody Swanson, 13.862; 8.3-Chad Wilson, 13.928; 9.77-Dustin Smith, 13.984; 10.9N-Luke Hall, 14.015; 11.5A-Toby Alfrey, 14.022; 12.26W-Cody White, 14.057; 13.18H-Dallas Hewitt, 14.098; 14.21H-Travis Hery, 14.125; 15.9G-Cody Gardner, 14.235; 16.9X-Ricky Peterson, 14.307; 17.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.318; 18.53-Steve Little, 14.323; 19.19-Matt Cooley, 14.333; 20.23S-Kyle Simon, 14.345; 21.71-Stratton Briggs, 14.358; 22.wee34-Parker Frederickson, 14.390; 23.21B-Ryan Barr, 14.494; 24.77I-John Ivy, 14.519; 25.49-Brian Ruhlman, 14.532; 26.12L-Aaron Leffel, 14.537; 27.16K-Harley Burns, 14.628; 28.71C-Barney Craig, 14.754; 29.00-Joey Irwin, 15.087; 30.31L-Buddy Lawther, 15.113; 31.01-Dustin Hammond, 15.156; 32.36-Tim Perry, 15.686; 33.44-Tom Davies, 99.991; 34.1H-Korbyn Hayslett, 99.992;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 12-Kody Swanson[1] ; 2. 57-Max Adams[2] ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall[4] ; 4. 27-Scotty Weir[3] ; 5. 53-Steve Little[6] ; 6. 3-Chad Wilson[5] ; 7. 01-Dustin Hammond[8] ; 8. wee34-Parker Frederickson[7] ; 9. 44-Tom Davies[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 18H-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 2. 24-Landon Simon[3] ; 3. 9X-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[2] ; 6. 49-Brian Ruhlman[7] ; 7. 12L-Aaron Leffel[8] ; 8. 71C-Barney Craig[9] ; 9. 21B-Ryan Barr[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 9G-Cody Gardner[1] ; 2. 5A-Toby Alfrey[2] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 4. 9N-Luke Hall[3] ; 5. 23S-Kyle Simon[6] ; 6. 19-Matt Cooley[5] ; 7. 16K-Harley Burns[8] ; 8. 71-Stratton Briggs[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree[2] ; 3. 26W-Cody White[4] ; 4. 31L-Buddy Lawther[6] ; 5. 21H-Travis Hery[3] ; 6. 00-Joey Irwin[5] ; 7. 36-Tim Perry[7] ; 8. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 6 to A)
1. 21H-Travis Hery[4] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[2] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[1] ; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 5. 00-Joey Irwin[8] ; 6. 19-Matt Cooley[7] ; 7. 71-Stratton Briggs[15] ; 8. 12L-Aaron Leffel[10] ; 9. 3-Chad Wilson[5] ; 10. wee34-Parker Frederickson[13] ; 11. 71C-Barney Craig[14] ; 12. 16K-Harley Burns[11] ; 13. 36-Tim Perry[12] ; 14. 49-Brian Ruhlman[6] ; 15. 01-Dustin Hammond[9] ; 16. 44-Tom Davies[17]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 9G-Cody Gardner[2] ; 2. 24-Landon Simon[6] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 4. 9X-Ricky Peterson[10] ; 5. 57-Max Adams[5] ; 6. 12-Kody Swanson[8] ; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[14] ; 8. 33M-Matt Westfall[9] ; 9. 27-Scotty Weir[13] ; 10. 77-Dustin Smith[11] ; 11. 21H-Travis Hery[17] ; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree[3] ; 13. 53-Steve Little[19] ; 14. 19-Matt Cooley[22] ; 15. 26W-Cody White[12] ; 16. 9N-Luke Hall[15] ; 17. 31L-Buddy Lawther[16] ; 18. 00-Joey Irwin[21] ; 19. 18H-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 20. 82-Mike Miller[18] ; 21. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] ; 22. 23S-Kyle Simon[20]
Hard Charger: 19-Matt Cooley +8

AMSA Mini Sprints -

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 1-Rod Henning[2] ; 2. 3D-Cody Downard[1] ; 3. 11L-Aaron Leffel[7] ; 4. 11J-James Moore[4] ; 5. 10-Zane Briggs[8] ; 6. 2-Tyler Kalb[3] ; 7. 23S-Brad Strunk[6] ; 8. 2B-Tommy Bigelow[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 22-Gunnar Lucius[5] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[4] ; 3. 71-Stratton Briggs[6] ; 4. 11T-Tommy Kouns[3] ; 5. C4-Chuck Weigt[1] ; 6. 35-Howard McCormick[7] ; 7. 23D-Bryce Dues[2]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 42-Cory Guingrich[3] ; 2. 93C-Chett Gehrke[6] ; 3. 6-Adam Schmenk[2] ; 4. 4-Andrew Heitkamp[1] ; 5. 6M-Eddie Mehl[5] ; 6. 62-Zack Gingerich[4] ; 7. 53-Chris Miller[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 37-Andy Baugh[8] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[7] ; 3. 01-Ryan Moran[4] ; 4. 7T-Tom Hessel[3] ; 5. 36-Ian Creager[9] ; 6. 90-Matt Freeman[5] ; 7. 12-Kyle Kriegbaum[2] ; 8. 4B-Don Bigelow[6] ; 9. 3-Jon Watson[1]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. C4-Chuck Weigt[2] ; 2. 23S-Brad Strunk[9] ; 3. 36-Ian Creager[4] ; 4. 90-Matt Freeman[8] ; 5. 6M-Eddie Mehl[3] ; 6. 10-Zane Briggs[1] ; 7. 2-Tyler Kalb[5] ; 8. 35-Howard McCormick[6] ; 9. 62-Zack Gingerich[7] ; 10. 3-Jon Watson[15] ; 11. 4B-Don Bigelow[14] ; 12. 12-Kyle Kriegbaum[12] ; 13. 23D-Bryce Dues[10] ; 14. 2B-Tommy Bigelow[13]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 1-Rod Henning[6] ; 2. 22-Gunnar Lucius[5] ; 3. 37-Andy Baugh[3] ; 4. 65-Chris Bounds[1] ; 5. 71-Stratton Briggs[10] ; 6. 42-Cory Guingrich[4] ; 7. 93C-Chett Gehrke[7] ; 8. 23S-Brad Strunk[18] ; 9. 81H-Anthony Haas[8] ; 10. 01-Ryan Moran[12] ; 11. 11T-Tommy Kouns[14] ; 12. 4-Andrew Heitkamp[15] ; 13. 36-Ian Creager[19] ; 14. C4-Chuck Weigt[17] ; 15. 7T-Tom Hessel[16] ; 16. 90-Matt Freeman[20] ; 17. 3D-Cody Downard[2] ; 18. 6-Adam Schmenk[11] ; 19. 11L-Aaron Leffel[9] ; 20. 11J-James Moore[13]
Hard Charger: 23s-Brad Srunk +10

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Oct
12

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

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OCTOBER 11, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

TRICK OR TREAT?. . . . . . . . .

TOP MODIFIED STARS ARE ENTERED FOR OCTOBER 19 MODS AT THE MADHOUSE HALLOWEEN PARTY AT GRANDIVEW 6 PM STARTING TIME

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 11, 2019) – The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, October 19 for a Triple Thunder Thriller featuring the Big-Block/358 Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprint Car Series.

General Admission tickets are $25 for Adults, $10 for children age 6 through 11, and kids under 6 are FREE! Pit Admission is $40, and no license is required. Racing gets underway at 6:00 PM.

A deep roster is filled with the region’s top racers, leaving us to wonder which drivers will get a trick – and which driver will receive the $5,000 treat after the Modified Traffic JAM.

Pre-registered entries include Grandview regular ghouls Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Rick Laubach, Doug Manmiller, and Mike Gular. While outside invaders like Richie Pratt, Jr., Billy Pauch, Jr. are set to haunt ‘The Hill.’ Also pre-entered is 2018 Traffic JAM winner, Ryan Watt.

A special rules package is offered to competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, along with either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engine combinations. An event sheet with the complete pay structure, rules, and details is available at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

There is no entry cost but drivers must pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff. Drivers may pre-enter by calling 443-513-4456. Modified drivers are required to pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff and bonus money.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on ‘the hill.’ The same tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman – competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Standard Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are permitted to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors. Rookie Sprint Car Driver Ricky Dieva currently leads the MASS Sprint Car Series point standing with Tim Tanner, Jr. in second and Eddie Wagner in third.

Advance tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 19 with general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.

Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be popular attire for the night with awards going out to best dressed for children and adults. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 16 years and will once again include the fan Costume parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.

‘Joe the Pizza Dude’ will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when ‘The Pizza Dude’ comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway
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: Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 136 events, over $4.5 million dollars has been divvied up among the area’s fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, USAC Midgets, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

World of Outlaws


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

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Winner Brent Marks (DB3 Photo)



OPENING A DREAM: Brent Marks wins the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway
Marks pockets $65,000 for winning the National Open, his first win of the season

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Oct. 5, 2019 – Williams Grove Speedway announcer Bruce Ellis held up a checkered flag to Brent Marks.

“Do you want to read what that says?” he asked the Myerstown, Pa. driver.

Marks grabbed the flag and held it eye level. Fixated on the printed logo he earnestly said, “Williams Grove National Open winner.”

“That’s you,” Ellis replied.

Marks won the 57th Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway Saturday night – his first win of the season – and pocketed the $65,000 prize.

How did he feel after Ellis proclaimed him the 2019 victor?

“I have no idea,” Marks said with a smile. “This is amazing. I’ve been wanting to win this race for a very long time. I grew up here in the infield. This is where I fell in love with Sprint Car racing. This is awesome.”

Marks described his 2019 season as frustrating. He failed to make four Features throughout the year and has said he felt like he let four potential wins slip through his fingers. Not Saturday night. Not in his home state in front of friends, family and local fans.

He showcased his determination for atonement during the final Drydene Heat race of the night. He went from fourth to second in one lap on a restart and put himself in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

He then drew the pole for the second Dash of the night and went on to win it – placing him on the outside pole for the 40-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature.

At the start of the National Open, Marks and polesitter Brian Brown drag raced down the front stretch toward turn one. Brown launched ahead of Marks into the corner to hold the lead, but before the two drivers could continue their duel down the backstretch a caution came out.

When it came time to stomp the throttle again, Marks acted quicker than Brown. He rocketed ahead of the FVP/Casey’s General Stores No. 21 and claimed the lead before the first turn. He led two laps before yellow lights flashed around the speed, again.

Marks chose the inside line on the restart and found himself in the same situation Brown did two laps earlier. Brown got the jump on Marks off turn four and charged ahead of him to reclaim the lead. He then began to extend his lead over Marks every lap.

On Lap nine, Brown lost traction in turn one and fought to keep his car pointed straight off turn two. His slip allowed Marks to reel him in. Daryn Pittman, in third, was also closing in on them both.

Three laps later Marks carried the momentum of a strong run off turn four to catch Brown before turn one. When they entered the turn, Marks dove underneath Brown and cleared him for the lead. Brown then lost second to Pittman the next corner.

Marks’ lead was short lived again with the caution coming out on Lap 14. After losing the lead to Brown on the last restart by starting on the bottom, Marks chose the high side for his next attempt. However, it didn’t help. Pittman bested him on the start and took the lead down the front stretch.

However, before the lap was completed a caution came out for several cars getting together in turn three – including 2018 National Open winner Lance Dewease, who could not continue. The race was then put under an Open Red, allowing teams to fuel their cars.

Marks was ready for Pittman on the restart. He rocketed ahead of the field, pulling away by half of a second when he reached the backstretch.

While Marks pulled away with the lead, Brown, Donny Schatz and Aaron Reutzel brawled for third. The trio used up the entire track for several laps trying to pass each other. Eventually Schatz and Reutzel made their way by Brown to move into third and fourth, respectively.

Heavy lap traffic became an issue for Marks by the halfway point of the Feature. Pittman closed in. And Schatz and Reutzel closed in on Pittman. A blanket could have covered the top-four with 20 laps to go.

Flashbacks of being held up in lap traffic and losing the win at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in June projected in Marks’ head. However, that wasn’t going to be the case this time. He learned. He wasn’t going to let another win slip away.

“I tried to play that whole race as smart as I could,” Marks said. “Tried to drive like a veteran and not get over my head. Just be super patient. Because I lost that race earlier in the year at Nashville. Kind of the same situation, you know running the bottom there with lap cars and I felt like I needed to get by them, made a mistake and lost the lead. I made sure I didn’t want to do that tonight.”

His patience with lap cars turned into car lengths gained on Pittman. Pressure from behind faded as the final laps approached. Marks was on his way to his fourth career World of Outlaws win.

Then, a caution. Paul McMahan came to a stop in turn one with a flat tire. Marks had to make two more perfect laps before he could see the checkered flag.

Pittman tried to get a run around the high side of turns one and two, but Marks was too strong on the bottom. By the time the Pennsylvanian finally saw the checkered flag, he had a 1.4 second lead over Pittman. Schatz finished third for the second night in-a-row at the speedway.

The runner-up finish for Pittman was his fifth time finishing second at the National Open. He said he would trade just about any of his win for a National Open win. He thought he might win before the caution came out when he took the lead on the restart. However, he was still pleased with his team’s overall performance – finishing second after starting sixth.

“We had a really good Roth Motorsports car for the weekend,” Pittman said. “We kept fine tuning on it, didn’t make any wholesale changes and continued to get better and better.”

For the second night in-a-row Schatz took a big chunk out of Brad Sweet’s points lead over him – with Sweet finishing ninth. Schatz is now 14 points behind Sweet. David Gravel, who finished fifth, has also crept his way into the points battle, now 88 points behind Sweet with eight races to go.

Reutzel won the National Open rookie award – finishing fourth – and Brian Montieth earned the KSE Hard Charger award with a stellar performance of charging from 26th to eighth.

Marks was the biggest winner in several ways. He celebrated the biggest win in his World Outlaws career, so far, with his family, friends and local fans and earned a large payday for his self-owned Brent Marks Racing team.

“What does it pay, sixty-five (thousand)?” Marks asked Ellis in Victory Lane.

“Sixty-five,” Ellis confirmed.

“That means everything,” Marks said after the race. “That sure as hell gets us through the winter.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Oct. 12, will be at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. for the Wabash Clash.

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: 10/5/19 – Williams Grove Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [6]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 41-David Gravel [7]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [11]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 8. 21P-Brian Montieth [26]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [16]; 11. 2M-Kerry Madsen [9]; 12. 1W-Matt Campbell [3]; 13. 2-Carson Macedo [20]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25]; 15. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [18]; 16. 11-T.J. Stutts [21]; 17. 7S-Tim Shaffer [22]; 18. 44-Trey Starks [19]; 19. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 20. 72-Ryan Smith [15]; 21. 26-Cory Eliason [24]; 22. 5-Shane Stewart [29]; 23. 18-Ian Madsen [27]; 24. 39-Cory Haas [14]; 25. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 26. 1-Logan Wagner [17]; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen [23]; 28. 69K-Lance Dewease [12]; 29. 1X-Chad Trout [28];
Lap Leaders: Brent Marks 1-2, 13-40; Brian Brown 3-12;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 21P-Brian Montieth[+18]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 41-David Gravel, 16.909; 2. 1W-Matt Campbell, 17.166; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 17.251; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.304; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.384; 6. 21-Brian Brown, 17.4; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.408; 8. 72-Ryan Smith, 17.524; 9. 44-Trey Starks, 17.54; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.564; 11. 19M-Landon Myers, 17.566; 12. 1-Logan Wagner, 17.575; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.624; 14. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.632; 15. 87K-Alan Krimes, 17.648; 16. 7-Jason Sides, 17.692; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.705; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 17.738; 19. 75-Chase Dietz, 17.777; 20. 75B-Nicole Bower, 17.82; 21. 33-Jared Esh, 17.855; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 18.033; 23. 12-Barry Shearer, 18.065; 24. 73B-Brett Michalski, 18.083; 25. 67-Justin Whittall, 18.4

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.444; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 17.514; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 17.518; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.54; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.549; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.598; 7. 39-Cory Haas, 17.6; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.608; 9. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.687; 10. 17B-Bill Balog, 17.699; 11. 2-Carson Macedo, 17.791; 12. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 17.821; 13. 21P-Brian Montieth, 17.832; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.867; 15. 19-Brent Marks, 17.897; 16. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter, 17.955; 17. 18-Ian Madsen, 18.002; 18. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 18.006; 19. 1X-Chad Trout, 18.018; 20. 5-Shane Stewart, 18.039; 21. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 18.047; 22. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 18.056; 23. 33M-Mason Daniel, 18.309; 24. 12W-Troy Fraker, 19.315

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. 7-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 8. 75-Chase Dietz [7]; 9. 67-Justin Whittall [9]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 1W-Matt Campbell [1]; 3. 72-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 5. 19M-Landon Myers [4]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 75B-Nicole Bower [7]; 8. 12-Barry Shearer [8]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 1-Logan Wagner [4]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 6. 33-Jared Esh [7]; 7. 87K-Alan Krimes [5]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [8]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [2]; 3. 39-Cory Haas [3]; 4. 21P-Brian Montieth [5]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 7. 1X-Chad Trout [7]; 8. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [6]

DRYDENE Heat #5 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 7. 5-Shane Stewart [7]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [8]

DRYDENE Heat #6 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [1]; 4. 7S-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 5C-Dylan Cisney [6]; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall [7]; 7. 11-T.J. Stutts [3]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash #1 (6 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 1W-Matt Campbell [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 4. 41-David Gravel [3]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash #2 (6 Laps) – 1. 19-Brent Marks [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) – 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson [1]; 2. 5C-Dylan Cisney [2]; 3. 75-Chase Dietz [3]; 4. 33-Jared Esh [7]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9]; 6. 1X-Chad Trout [4]; 7. 75B-Nicole Bower [5]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [12]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [13]; 10. 12-Barry Shearer [11]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [14]; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe [10]; 13. 67-Justin Whittall [15]; 14. 5-Shane Stewart [6]; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – 1. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 3. 11-T.J. Stutts [2]; 4. 7S-Tim Shaffer [8]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [9]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [12]; 9. 5C-Dylan Cisney [18]; 10. 21P-Brian Montieth [10]; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 12. 19M-Landon Myers [5]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [16]; 15. 87K-Alan Krimes [11]; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17]; 17. 7-Jason Sides [13]; 18. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [14]

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Eventual winner Kevin Thomas, Jr. (#19) battles with Justin Grant for the lead during Saturday night's Fall Nationals at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.
(Ryan Sellers Photo)



KTJ'S LOVIN' IT IN 2ND FALL NATIONALS WIN

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Lawrenceburg, Indiana (October 5, 2019).........Kevin Thomas, Jr. was bound and determined not to make any mistakes entering Saturday's Fall Nationals at Indiana's Lawrenceburg Speedway.

Exactly one week earlier at Eldora Speedway, the Cullman, Ala. native had a pair of chances, first in the sprint car feature where he led the first 18 laps of the 30-lap race before slapping the turn four wall and losing the lead. Later that same night, he was a dominant figure in the Silver Crown main, leading the first 40 circuits of the 50-lapper before wall contact again knocked him out of the lead.

Saturday at Lawrenceburg, flawless was the word that comes to mind in describing Thomas' run down the stretch to win his second Fall Nationals in the last three years, a $10,000 grand prize and his 27th career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature, moving him past Tony Elliott and Dave Steele and into a tie for 16th on the all-time list alongside Brady Bacon.

"I know our stuff's running really well and I like Lawrenceburg already," Thomas said. "For us to come down here and have speed right off the bat, it's just something we've been really working hard for this whole year. We've had our ups and downs, got a win and struggled a little bit. We've had pretty much every variation of luck and runs and what not. It's just nice for the hard work these guys have put in at the shop to show on the track."

Thomas began the race from the 5th position in his Hayward Thomas Motorsports/McDonald's - Dr. Pepper/DRC/Speedway Chevy while, up front, the two front row combatants - Justin Grant and Brady Bacon nearly met calamity as they took the green flag. Grant got sideways at the start/finish line, dropping back to 4th before working his way back to 3rd by the end of the initial lap while point leader C.J. Leary raced around the outside of Bacon to lead the opening two laps.

Bacon returned with authority on the third lap, driving back by Leary to retake the lead as Grant regathered himself to challenge Leary for the runner-up spot with Thomas in fourth just behind. Grant nabbed the second position with a turn one slider past Leary on the eighth lap, while Thomas followed suit with a similar move in the same spot for third past Leary on lap nine.

Meanwhile, Bacon set a blistering pace up front, turning the fastest lap of the race just moments prior on lap six and jetted into traffic with a 2.791 second lead by lap 12 when Aric Gentry slowed to bring out the first caution. That moved the front runners out of traffic and into clean air.

Bacon resumed his prowess at the front through the middle stages of the 30-lapper on this night which honored the memory of longtime car owner Richard Hoffman with whom Bacon drove for in his two USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship seasons in 2014 and 2016.

On the 18th lap, a flat right rear on the car of three-time 2019 series winner Kyle Cummins necessitated another yellow flag as he stopped on the high side at the entrance of turn one. Moments later, under caution, the air from leader Bacon's tire, and his night, had deflated, handing over the lead to Grant as a result. Bacon drove to the work area for fresh rubber after leading a race-high 17 laps, then restarted from the tail and made a valiant effort to race back to a 7th place finish at the checkered.

The race was now in Grant's hands with 12 laps remaining as he sought to become the first driver ever to win three consecutive USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car features at Lawrenceburg. With that said, restarting from the lead at this joint can be a precarious position to reside in, and second-running Thomas felt he was in the prime spot.

Grant slid himself into turn one on the lap 19 restart and drifted to the top of turn two while Thomas rode the lip, building his momentum as he came off the turn two banking and made his bid for the lead with a turn three slider past Grant. Grant countered Thomas off four and the pair raced side-by-side into down the front straight until Thomas slammed the door on Grant on the bottom of one. Both drifted wheel-to-wheel up to the top of the second turn when Thomas propelled off the lip and shot away to secure the point.

"Whenever you're at these places and you restart around the top, it opens up a lane for somebody to slide you," Thomas explained. "I got the luxury of being in second to witness that and seeing the run that you could get. I just never wanted to go back to a restart because I know he's going to throw it if he got the chance. I just didn't want to give him that chance."

That chance came just a lap later after Max Adams stopped on the low side of turns one and two, forcing a restart with just 10 laps remaining where Grant took his shot but came up snake eyes as he tried to slide by Thomas in turn one.

"Our car was really good, but if you get to racing, it doesn't really matter how good your car is, you might get shuffled back a few positions," Thomas noted. "I just wanted to make sure I got that jump getting into one, and our car was perfect. I could lean up right there against the cushion, put the pedal to the floor and just go. It was relatively simple to drive, and that says a lot for this place because it can be pretty taxing on you and the racecar and everything else."

Thomas' idea of an ideal track surface is slick to a cushion, and that's exactly what he got on this night which suited himself and his car nicely as he built up a three second lead while Grant and Leary traded slide jobs for four-straight trips around the 3/8-mile dirt oval between laps 21-24. Leary made one final attempt on Grant in three on lap 24, just narrowly missing as Grant drove around the outside to reemerge with the spot. Leary, meanwhile, left the door open for Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier Tyler Courtney to capitalize and slide past in turn one for 3rd on lap 25.

Kevin Thomas, Jr.'s win Saturday night at Lawrenceburg was his 27th career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature victory, moving him past Tony Elliott and Dave Steele and into a tie for 16th on the all-time list alongside Brady Bacon.
(Dallas Breeze Photo)

One lap later, the most serious accident of the night occurred when first-time USAC Sprint Car feature starter Justin Owen jumped the cushion in turn four, slid down the track and collected the oncoming car of 2018 Lawrenceburg track champion Garrett Abrams who ramped over and flipped wildly as a result. Abrams walked away uninjured.

Under red and with four laps remaining, Thomas had time to think and ponder his next move and Grant's possible motives on the ensuing restart. It's a mental game of sorts to not let overthinking the situation come into play.

"Your mental state whenever you get four laps to go is to not make a mistake," Thomas said. "But if you think about it too long, you'll make a mistake. You just got to get going there, get through the first corner and then you get back in your rhythm. That first corner can be hell. If you make a wrong move or slip your tires on the restart, they're going to be there to pounce."

However, Thomas nailed it precisely, withstanding Grant's challenge and him in the distance to battle it out for second with Courtney who pounced for the runner-up position with three laps remaining then held off Grant's charge to retake 2nd a half-lap later in turn three.

Up front, Thomas had a comfy cushion over Courtney and a front row seat for the checkered flag where he became one of just five drivers to win at least four career USAC Sprint feature at Lawrenceburg, joining Dave Darland (7), Jon Stanbrough (5), Grant (4) and Jack Hewitt (4). Second went to Courtney 1.26 seconds back while Grant, Leary and Chris Windom rounded out the top-five.

Contingency award winners Saturday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway were Tyler Courtney (Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier), Kyle Cummins (Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner & Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier), Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner), Dustin Clark (AutoMeter Third Heat Winner), Chris Windom (Indy Race Parts Semi Winner), Mario Clouser (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher), Jarett Andretti (KSE Racing Products Hard Charger) and Steve Thomas (Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer).

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: October 5, 2019 - Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, Indiana - Fall Nationals - 3/8-Mile Dirt Oval

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-13.831; 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 19, Hayward/Thomas-14.188; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-14.195; 4. C.J. Leary, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-14.238; 5. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.261; 6. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-14.270; 7. Joss Moffatt, 5J, Moffatt/Wright-14.385; 8. Chris Windom, 5G, Parallax/Goacher-14.403; 9. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-14.408; 10. Max Adams, 5m, Adams-14.431; 11. Nick Bilbee, 17, Bilbee-14.475; 12. Dustin Smith, 77, Smith-14.484; 13. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-14.527; 14. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.527; 15. Scotty Weir, 39, Goodnight-14.529; 16. Mario Clouser, 6, MCM-14.560; 17. Dave Darland, 43m, Tibbits-14.692; 18. Dustin Clark, 75, Clark-14.764; 19. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-14.773; 20. Justin Owen, 4J, Owen-14.845; 21. J.J. Hughes, 76, Hughes-14.897; 22. Garrett Abrams, 32A, Abrams-15.089; 23. Tyler Kendall, 20K, Kendall-15.200; 24. Aric Gentry, 10, Gentry-15.246; 25. Steve Thomas, 20, Thomas-15.488; 26. Eric Perrott, 45, Perrott-16.494.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-5 transfer to the feature) 1. Kyle Cummins, 2. Tyler Courtney, 3. Mario Clouser, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Max Adams, 6. Isaac Chapple, 7. Garrett Abrams, 8. Steve Thomas, 9. Joss Moffatt. 1:55.43

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-5 transfer to the feature) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. Jarett Andretti, 3. Nick Bilbee, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Justin Owen, 6. Tyler Kendall, 7. Eric Perrott, 8. Chris Windom, 9. Dave Darland. NT

AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-5 transfer to the feature) 1. Dustin Clark, 2. Scotty Weir, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Chase Stockon, 5. J.J. Hughes, 6. Josh Hodges, 7. Aric Gentry, 8. Dustin Smith. NT

INDY RACE PARTS SEMI: (12 laps, top-7 transfer to the feature) 1. Chris Windom, 2. Josh Hodges, 3. Garrett Abrams, 4. Dustin Smith, 5. Tyler Kendall, 6. Isaac Chapple, 7. Aric Gentry, 8. Steve Thomas, 9. Eric Perrott. 3:08.89

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (5), 2. Tyler Courtney (6), 3. Justin Grant (1), 4. C.J. Leary (3), 5. Chris Windom (8), 6. Nick Bilbee (10), 7. Brady Bacon (2), 8. Jarett Andretti (13), 9. Scotty Weir (14), 10. Chase Stockon (4), 11. Josh Hodges (7), 12. Dustin Clark (16), 13. Mario Clouser (15), 14. Isaac Chapple (17), 15. Max Adams (9), 16. Dustin Smith (11), 17. J.J. Hughes (19), 18. Tyler Kendall (21), 19. Justin Owen (18), 20. Garrett Abrams (20), 21. Kyle Cummins (12), 22. Aric Gentry (22). NT

**Garrett Abrams flipped on lap 26 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 C.J. Leary, Laps 3-18 Brady Bacon, Laps 19-30 Kevin Thomas, Jr.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Jarett Andretti (13th to 8th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Mario Clouser

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS FIRST NON-TRANSFER: Steve Thomas

ROGER & BARB TAPY 13TH FASTEST QUALIFIER: Kyle Cummins

NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-C.J. Leary-2,003, 2-Tyler Courtney-1,956, 3-Kevin Thomas, Jr.-1,861, 4-Justin Grant-1,850, 5-Chris Windom-1,843, 6-Brady Bacon-1,837, 7-Chase Stockon-1,757, 8-Jason McDougal-1,483, 9-Carson Short-1,361, 10-Isaac Chapple-1,193.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: October 11, 2019 - Terre Haute Action Track - Terre Haute, Indiana - Wabash Clash - 1/2-Mile Dirt Oval

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Thunder on the Hill



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OCTOBER 5, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

HOWARD, VONDOHREN, MANMILLER ARE EARLY PRE-ENTRIES FOR 22ND ANNUAL BIG BLOCK/358 MODIFIED TRAFFIC JAM

HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY RETURNS TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 19, 6 PM STARTING TIME

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 5, 2019) . . . . The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill finale is set for the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night, October 19 as this Spooktacular event returns to the “haunted hill”. The Mods at the Madhouse will battle in the 22nd running of the Modified Traffic Jam, a 40 lap feature event paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for tenth-place and $500 to start the twenty-four car starting field for all who pre-enter. Modified teams are required to pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff. The Sportsman and MASS Sprint Cars will also be a part of this Triple Thunder Thriller event with pit gates opening at 2:30 PM, general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM with the green flag falling on heat race qualifying at 6 PM.

Fans interested in advance tickets may order them by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 19 with general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.

This haunting Halloween trick-or-treat celebration will spotlight the Modified Traffic JAM — a race rich in history, starting back in 1998. Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Doug Manmiller are early entries with expected entries to include defending event winner Ryan Watt, Jeff Strunk, Rick Laubach, Billy Pauch and Mike Gular to name a few.

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. Drivers may pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456. Modified drivers are required to pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff and bonus money. Drivers must pre-enter on or before October 16. The event rules and payoff is posted on the website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com and go to event info.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on ‘the hill.’ The same tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman – competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors.

Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be popular attire for the night with awards going out to best dressed for children who may also take part in the children’s Halloween Parade. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 16 years and will once again include the fan Costume parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.

‘Joe the Pizza Dude’ will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when ‘The Pizza Dude’ comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway
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: Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 136 events, over $4.5 million dollars has been divvied up among the area’s fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, USAC Midgets, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

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