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Winner Timmy Buckwalter
(Chad Warner Photo)



NEW RIDE, NO PROBLEM: BUCKWALTER BANKS GRANDVIEW EAST COAST WIN

By: Nick Fillman

It all started with a phone call on Monday and ended with victory lane photos on Saturday for Timmy Buckwalter of Douglassville, PA as he was able to collect his first Rapid Tire USAC East Coast 360 sprint car win at his weekly home track, Grandview Speedway.

Joey Biasi and Carmen Perigo would lead the field to the green flag, but the caution would quickly wave as Eddie Strada and Chris Allen got together on the initial start and collected Eric Jennings and John Stehman. Strada kept his position as he never stopped. Stehman rejoined, but at the tail of the field. Allen and Jennings, however, were not so lucky and their nights were over

The following restart would again have chaos in turn one as a spinning Eddie Strada would collect the cars of Connor Leoffler and Bill Unglert. All suffering front end damage and sending the three drivers pit side.

When the field went green again on Biasi was able to grab the lead with Carmen Perigo hot in his bumper. Buckwalter had now found himself in third after starting the feature in the fifth position. Buckwalter made quick work of passing the stout Perigo machine, before setting his sights on Biasi. Buckwalter would make the pass on Biasi and look to set sail before a caution flew on lap 7 for a slowing Ryan Quackenbush machine.

From the ensuing restart on Timmy Buckwalter had a comfortable lead over the rest of the field, but the rest of the finishing positions were under fire as an intense battle for positions 2-4 occurred between Biasi, Perigo, and 11th starting Steve Drevicki. Drevicki would make a fantastic "two for one" pass in turns three and four passing both Perigo and Biasi on lap 23. Unfortunately for Drevicki and the rest of the field, it was too late as Timmy Buckwalter would cruise on to collect his first ever USAC East Coast victory, and the first ever series win at the Grandview Speedway. Steven Drevicki, Carmen Perigo, Joey Biasi, and the hard charger of the night, Chandler Leiby rounding out the top five.

Leiby would have a tough night turn better following a heat race flip and a trip to the B Main. Leiby started in the 17th position and was able to work his way through the field and miss the incidents to collect the 5th place finish.

Twenty-Three cars would be in the pit area for competition in the inaugural event at the Grandview Speedway with Carmen Perigo, Joey Biasi, and Timmy Buckwalter collecting the heat race wins. Zack Burd was able to collect the checkers in the semi event.

Up next for the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series is a trip to the 3/8ths mile inner oval at the Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, New Jersey.

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USAC RAPID TIRE EAST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 18, 2019 - Grandview Speedway - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-5 transfer, top-3 to redraw) 1. Carmen Perigo (#21 Perigo), 2. Chris Allen, Jr. (#71 Allen), 3. Connor Leoffler (#22 Leoffler), 4. Ryan Quackenbush (#5Q TQT), 5. Bill Unglert (#33B Unglert), 6. Jake Winters (#1J Winters), 7. Kyle Lick (#8 Lick), 8. George Suprick (#96 Suprick). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-5 transfer, top-3 to redraw) 1. Joey Biasi (#B1 Biasi), 2. Eric Jennings (#32 Neiger/Hamilton), 3. Tyler Brehm (#21R Brehm), 4. Steven Drevicki (#19 Drevicki), 5. Steve Surniak (#1ST Surniak), 6. Zack Burd (#5z Burd), 7. Trey Hivner (#7 Hivner), 8. Jason Cherry (#67 Cherry). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-5 transfer, top-3 to redraw) 1. Timmy Buckwalter (#5G Gallagher), 2. Eddie Strada (#42E Strada), 3. John Stehman (#8L Stehman), 4. Mike Thompson (#39 Hogue), 5. Jonathan Swanson (#17J Swanson), 6. David Swanson (#117 Swanson), 7. Chandler Leiby (#119 Leiby). NT

SEMI: (5 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Burd, 2. Leiby, 3. D. Swanson, 4. Cherry, 5. Winters, 6. Lick, 7. Hivner, 8. Suprick. NT

FEATURE: 1. Timmy Buckwalter, 2. Steven Drevicki, 3. Carmen Perigo, 4. Joey Biasi, 5. Chandler Leiby, 6. Tyler Brehm, 7. Mike Thompson, 8. Jonathan Swanson, 9. Steve Surniak, 10. John Stehman, 11. David Swanson, 12. Jason Cherry, 13. Zack Burd, 14. Ryan Quackenbush, 15. Chris Allen, Jr., 16. Eddie Strada, 17. Eric Jennings, 18. Connor Leoffler, 19. Bill Unglert, 20. Jake Winters. NT
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**Suprick flipped during the first heat. Leiby flipped during the third heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Biasi, Laps 5-25 Buckwalter.

SCOTTY SIGNS HARD CHARGER: Chandler Leiby (17th to 5th)

NEXT USAC RAPID TIRE EAST COAST SPRINT RACE: May 26 - Bridgeport Speedway - Swedesboro, New Jersey

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Hafertepe Completes Lucas Oil ASCS vs. GLSS Weekend Sweep At I-96 Speedway

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (May 18, 2019) A dominating run for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. to close the two day appearance in Michigan, the three-time and defending champion of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network was untouchable at I-96 Speedway; laying down performance that saw the Townline Variety No. 15h winning Saturday's A-Feature by 6.105 seconds.

"The car was great. I'm very fortunate to have car owners like Miles and Pam and to have the crew we have, they make it where I can just focus on driving the car," commented Hafertepe. "Last night, I wasn't taking any prisoners but tonight I calmed down and just focused on the racing. Both nights, this crew gave us a great track to race on. They did a hell of a job."

Trailing the A-Rock Materials No. 95 of Matt Covington into the first two turns, that would be the only time Hafertepe rolled second as the run into turns three and four netted the race lead. Caution on Lap 2 for a three-car incident that involved Bogucki, Price, and Scheid in the second turn, the green lights blinked on for two more laps before Alex Hill and Ryan Coniam came together off the fourth turn.

Moving past Matt Covington on the opening lap restart, Ohio's Phil Gressman was on Hafertepe as the field went back to green but would not be able to keep pace as Hafertepe started to pull away. Leaving Gressman to himself, the pair were chased by Ryan Ruhl. Coming under fire on Lap 14, the No. 16 was not able to keep Blake Hahn at bay as the Sage Fruit, Co. No. 52 shot to the show position on Lap 15. Chasing down Phil Gressman as the pair picked through traffic, Hahn pulled to the back bumper of the No. 7c, but would not get the chance to pass as the caution flew on Lap 24.

Erasing a 5.869-second lead, Hafertepe amassed several lapped cars between himself and Gressman. Lapping up to ninth place before the caution, the restart was a walk in the park.

Holding off Hahn in the closing laps, Phil Gressman grabbed second with Hahn holding onto third. Ryan Ruhl ended up fourth with Matt Covington slipping to fifth. Battling several times to hold onto sixth, Harli White was able to hold off Jamie Ball and Dylan Westbrook who finished seventh and eighth. Dustin Daggett in ninth was the final driver on the lead lap. Roger Crockett made up the top-ten.

A field of 30 drivers was on hand with a trio of Heat Races going to John Carney II, Harli White, and Chase Ridenour. Qualifiers were topped by Dylan Westbrook, Jay Steinbach, and Dustin Daggett. The night's B-Feature went to Alex Hill. One provisional was used by John Carney II who lost an engine in his Qualifier, only to get caught up in the B-Feature and flip.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network races next at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. on Saturday, May 25 for a $3,000 to win show, then Sunday, May 26 for a $5,000 top prize. More information on Lake Ozark Speedway can be found at www.lakeozarkspeedway.net.

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 on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Great Lakes Super Sprints
I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Mich.)
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Car Count: 30
Event Count: 41

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (All Drivers advance to Qualifiers)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II, [2]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill, [1]; 3. 5J-Jamie Ball, [3]; 4. 21P-Robbie Price, [6]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [8]; 6. 84-Kyle Poortenga, [4]; 7. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [7]; 8. 27X-Jared Lamberson, [9]; 9. 28M-Conner Morrell, [5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett, [4]; 3. 24D-Danny Sams III, [3]; 4. 18S-Micheal Summers, [1]; 5. 46-Ryan Coniam, [5]; 6. 10S-Jay Steinbach, [6]; 7. 16W-Garrett Saunders, [7]; 8. 61-Steve Irwin, [9]; 9. (DNF) 28-Scott Bogucki, [8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11R-Chase Ridenour, [2]; 2. 27-Brad Lamberson, [1]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett, [5]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [7]; 6. 16C-Zane Devault, [8]; 7. 49T-Gregg Dalman, [4]; 8. 77-Andrew Scheid, [3]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 12 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [2]; 2. 5J-Jamie Ball, [3]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki, [9]; 4. 46-Ryan Coniam, [1]; 5. 27-Brad Lamberson, [4]; 6. 14-Jordon Mallett, [5]; 7. 61-Steve Irwin, [8]; 8. (DNF) J2-John Carney II, [6]; 9. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty, [7]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 10S-Jay Steinbach, [1]; 2. 16C-Zane Devault, [2]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [5]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price, [4]; 6. 24D-Danny Sams III, [3]; 7. 49T-Gregg Dalman, [8]; 8. 16W-Garrett Saunders, [7]; 9. 28M-Conner Morrell, [9]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 85-Dustin Daggett, [3]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 3. 84-Kyle Poortenga, [1]; 4. 77-Andrew Scheid, [8]; 5. 18S-Micheal Summers, [2]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [5]; 7. 27X-Jared Lamberson, [7]; 8. (DNF) 11R-Chase Ridenour, [6]

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

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 77X-Alex Hill, [1]; 2. 46-Ryan Coniam, [5]; 3. 24D-Danny Sams III, [4]; 4. 77-Andrew Scheid, [7]; 5. 49T-Gregg Dalman, [10]; 6. 16W-Garrett Saunders, [12]; 7. 28M-Conner Morrell, [14]; 8. 27X-Jared Lamberson, [11]; 9. 18S-Micheal Summers, [8]; 10. (DNF) 61-Steve Irwin, [9]; 11. (DNF) J2-John Carney II, [2]; 12. (DNF) 84-Kyle Poortenga, [6]; 13. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty, [13]; 14. (DNF) 11R-Chase Ridenour, [3]

A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 7C-Phil Gressman, [4]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 4. 16-Ryan Ruhl, [3]; 5. 95-Matt Covington, [1]; 6. 17W-Harli White, [5]; 7. 5J-Jamie Ball, [10]; 8. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [8]; 9. 85-Dustin Daggett, [6]; 10. 11-Roger Crockett, [9]; 11. 14-Jordon Mallett, [12]; 12. 28-Scott Bogucki, [16]; 13. 49T-Gregg Dalman, [21]; 14. 27-Brad Lamberson, [14]; 15. 77-Andrew Scheid, [20]; 16. 16W-Garrett Saunders, [22]; 17. (DNF) 10S-Jay Steinbach, [13]; 18. (DNF) 16C-Zane Devault, [11]; 19. (DNF) 24D-Danny Sams III, [19]; 20. (DNF) 46-Ryan Coniam, [18]; 21. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill, [17]; 22. (DNF) 21P-Robbie Price, [15]; 23. (DNF) J2-John Carney II, [23]
Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-30
Hard Charger: Gregg Dalman +8
High Point Driver: Harli White
Provisional(s): John Carney II (Points)

2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Matt Covington 662; 2. Blake Hahn 659; 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 654; 4. Roger Crockett 648; 5. Scott Bogucki 645; 6. Harli White 611; 7. Jamie Ball 604; 8. John Carney II 578; 9. Robbie Price 562; 10. Dylan Westbrook 545; 11. Alex Hill 514; 12. Jordon Mallett 506; 13. Tucker Doughty 436; 14. Thomas Kennedy 300; 15. Wayne Johnson 248;

2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway; 5/18 - I-96 Speedway); Thomas Kennedy 2 (4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway);

Weather Related Cancellations: 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)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Contact: Brian Liskai
liskai2x@roadrunner.com

FREMONT, Ohio - Michael "Buddy" Kofoid had only raced at Fremont Speedway twice, including Saturday, May 18. But, the 17-year-old Penngrove, California driver looked like a long-time veteran, handling a tricky track surface, passing for the lead late in the 410 sprint feature and holding off a challenger to score his first ever win at "The Track That Action Built" on Kistler Engines Night.

Kofoid, who looked to be heading for his first win in Ohio the previous night at Attica Raceway Park only to suffer a minor issue and finish third, tracked down race long leader Travis Philo with 10 laps to go to take the lead and then held off fast qualifier Justin Peck to score the $4,000 win thanks to Spanky's Pizza of Carey. Kofoid unofficially takes the lead in the point standings in All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group.

"That was probably the most physically and mentally tough race I've ever run. I was so determined and I had so much adrenaline and it keeps you going in the seat. My hands are so cramped right now I can barely pull a tear off and pull myself out of my car. Yesterday at Attica we had a lot of speed and probably should have won but had some issues but having that much speed gave me a big momentum boost. I had to sack up and run the rough stuff. I felt like I knew I was making it work in three and four a car width higher than them and a couple of times I tried way to high and almost blew myself into the turn four wall. I figured it out right through the middle above those guys," said an exhausted Kofoid in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

"I can't thank Ed Neumeister enough for giving me an amazing opportunity for me to fulfill my dream and come out here and race full time. Of course the Linders for all their help and letting me live with them. Also thanks to Gill Construction, CK Plumbing, Linder's Speed Equipment, DMI, AL Driveline, ProShocks...without those guys I wouldn't be standing here," Kofoid added.

Former Fremont Speedway track champion Paul Weaver battled with Luke Griffith throughout the opening half of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature before grabbing the lead on lap 12 and holding off Jamie Miller for his 48th career victory at the track. Weaver is tied for seventh on the track's all-time win list. The victory puts Weaver in the running for the championship of the KS Sales and Service AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer sales.

"Running second wasn't bad...your focus was on getting into the lead and you really didn't think about the track. But once you got into the lead then it got really rough. I want to thank Bob Hampshire and Dave Rice for the motor on this deal, my nephew Daniel, Schiets Motorsports, B&B Drain...they just come on board, Russ Adkins come on this year to help out...I can't thank them enough," said Weaver.

While the stat sheet will show Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti led all 20 laps of the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature it wasn't easy as former track champion Kent Brewer challenged him the entire distance. But, Valenti was able to hold on for the win, his 48th career victory at the track to tie him with Weaver for seventh on the all-time win list. It was his second victory of the year at Fremont and third overall of 2019 in the truck division, having scored the win at Attica the previous week.

"The track was something else tonight but I know these guys are working on it to make it the best they can be and hopefully now we can get the bad weather behind us and get some racing in. The top looks like the smoothest but Kent stuck his nose down there so I had to go down there. I have to thank the Babcocks for everything they do for me, Craig Miller Trucking, Speedways Bar and Grill out of Bradner, Gressman Powersports, Best Performance Motorsports, A Plus Auto Center and everyone who helps out," said Valenti.

At the drop of the Silver Top Bar and Grill Green Flag for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint 30-lap A-main outside front row starter Travis Philo jumped into the lead but after a lap was completed a three car tangle involving Jac Haudenschild, Byron Reed and Trey Jacobs slowed the pace. On the restart Philo pulled away from Dale Blaney, Justin Peck, Joey Saldana, Nate Dussel and Kofoid. While Kofoid pulled away, Blaney and Peck battled hard for second with Peck taking the spot on lap six and quickly closed on Philo. That left Blaney to battle Saldana for third with Kofoid joining in on that fun by lap 10.

As Philo and Peck ran nose to tail, Saldana took third on lap 11 with Blaney and Kofoid continuing to apply pressure. The leaders raced into lapped traffic just before the half way point when Kofoid used the middle groove to take third from Saldana three laps latter. With 10 laps to go it was now a three car battle for the lead involving Philo, Kofoid and Peck. Kofoid once again used the middle line to grab the lead on lap 21, with Peck taking second a lap later. Peck tried lap after lap to get around Kofoid but to no avail.

Kofoid took the checkers half a car length over Peck with Philo, Saldana and Nate Dussel rounding out the top five.

In the 305 feature outside front row starter Luke Griffith grabbed the early lead over Jimmy McGrath, Weaver and Seth Schneider. Weaver quickly moved into second but Griffith started to pull away as Schneider took third and Jamie Miller and Tyler Street rounding out the top five. Weaver used lapped traffic to reel Griffith in and took the lead on lap 12 just as the caution flew for a Schneider spin. On the restart Miller drove around Griffith into second and stayed within striking distance of Weaver. The veteran Weaver worked his way through the lapped cars and drove to the win over Miller, Griffith, Street and John Ivy.

Valenti, who started outside the front row, quickly took the lead in the dirt truck feature over Keith Sorg, Brewer and Jim Holcomb. Brewer took second on a restart on lap four and hounded Valenti until a caution slowed the pace with four laps to go. In the shoot out Valenti was able to hold off both Brewer and Holcomb for the win with John Brooks and Sorg rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway has a big Memorial Day weekend double-header. It begins Saturday, May 25 as the FAST 410 Series invades along with the 305 sprints. General admission is only $10 for adults. The following night, Sunday, May 26, Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobile 1 return to "The Track That Action Built" after a three year absence. The dirt trucks join the card on Sunday.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

About Kistler Engines – www.kistlerengines.com

Kistler Engines was established in 1993 and builds lightweight, high performance racing engines with a commitment to quality. At Kistlers we pride ourselves in high tech, innovative designs, producing highly competitive engines for sprint cars (410 c.i., 360 c.i. and 305 c.i.), as well as, late models and midgets. Kistler Engines has also earned a great reputation for our service among professional race teams due to our quick turnaround time on engine rebuilds.

Kistlers uses of state-of-the art equipment, the highest standard quality parts and invest in constant research and development. Customers powered by Kistler engines have set numerous quick times, track records and have also won on the local level as well as on national traveling series such as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, All Star Circuit of Champions and USAC.

Fremont Speedway
Kistler Engines Night
Saturday, May 18, 2019

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.5X-Justin Peck, 13.424; 2.09-Craig Mintz, 13.515; 3.3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.554; 4.11-Dale Blaney, 13.619; 5.19-Paige Polyak, 13.637; 6.6-Joey Saldana, 13.647; 7.83M-Broc Martin, 13.660; 8.4-Cap Henry, 13.699; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 13.703; 10.1-Nate Dussel, 13.709; 11.99-Skylar Gee, 13.743; 12.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.753; 13.5-Byron Reed, 13.758; 14.16-DJ Foos, 13.808; 15.25M-Chris Andrews, 13.808; 16.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.811; 17.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.820; 18.23X-John Ivy, 13.832; 19.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.855; 20.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.926; 21.14-Chad Wilson, 13.950; 22.17B-Bill Balog, 13.995; 23.45-Brian Lay, 14.003; 24.70X-Spencer Bayston, 14.008; 25.97-Caleb Helms, 14.013; 26.23-Max Stambaugh, 14.061; 27.8M-TJ Michael, 14.081; 28.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.230; 29.9J-Dean Jacobs, 14.254; 30.W20-Greg Wilson, 14.372; 31.2+-Brian Smith, 14.629; 32.88N-Frank Neil, 14.682; 33.11E-Ed Neumeister, 14.720; 34.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.792; 35.33W-Caleb Griffith, 99.620;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 3. 5X-Justin Peck[4] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 5. 97-Caleb Helms[7] ; 6. 9J-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 8. 11E-Ed Neumeister[9] ; 9. 19-Paige Polyak[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 16-DJ Foos[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 6-Joey Saldana[3] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[8] ; 6. 17B-Bill Balog[6] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[9] ; 8. 23-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 9. 23X-John Ivy[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 99-Skylar Gee[2] ; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 33W-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 8. 45-Brian Lay[6] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 11-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 70X-Spencer Bayston[6] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 6. 88N-Frank Neil[8] ; 7. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 97-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 17B-Bill Balog[4] ; 3. 9J-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 5. 23-Max Stambaugh[8] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 7. 11E-Ed Neumeister[7] ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 9. 23X-John Ivy[10]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps)
1. 33W-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[6] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 45-Brian Lay[7] ; 7. 88N-Frank Neil[4] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[9]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[10] ; 2. 5X-Justin Peck[6] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 4. 6-Joey Saldana[3] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 6. 11-Dale Blaney[4] ; 7. 33W-Caleb Griffith[16] ; 8. 16-DJ Foos[8] ; 9. 09-Craig Mintz[14] ; 10. 99-Skylar Gee[9] ; 11. 17B-Bill Balog[19] ; 12. 83M-Broc Martin[15] ; 13. 97-Caleb Helms[17] ; 14. 25M-Chris Andrews[11] ; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[18] ; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[12] ; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 18. 5-Byron Reed[7] ; 19. 3J-Trey Jacobs[13] ; 20. 70X-Spencer Bayston[20]

Hard Charger: 33W-Caleb Griffith +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.26-Jamie Miller, 14.335; 2.25-Jason Keckler, 14.415; 3.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.503; 4.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.645; 5.4*-Tyler Street, 14.672; 6.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.700; 7.36-Seth Schneider, 14.713; 8.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.840; 9.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 14.864; 10.7-Shawn Valenti, 14.927; 11.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.931; 12.77I-John Ivy, 14.974; 13.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 15.083; 14.9R-Dustin Rall, 15.092; 15.8-Bobby Clark, 15.102; 16.X-Mike Keegan, 15.106; 17.12-Kyle Capodice, 15.127; 18.09-Justin Adams, 15.129; 19.47-Matt Lucius, 15.264; 20.1H-Zeth Sabo, 15.341; 21.3V-Chris Verda, 15.399; 22.3X-Bradon Riehl, 15.473; 23.97-Kyle Peters, 15.689; 24.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 15.716; 25.28-Tad Peck, 15.788; 26.Z10-Kevin Mingus, 99.910;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[3] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[5] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 8. 3X-Bradon Riehl[8] ; 9. 28-Tad Peck[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[8] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 8. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 9. Z10-Kevin Mingus[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 6. 3V-Chris Verda[7] ; 7. X15-Kasey Zieboled8] ; 8. 09-Justin Adams[6]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 2. 3V-Chris Verda[3] ; 3. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8] ; 4. Z10-Kevin Mingus[11] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 9. 28-Tad Peck[10] ; 10. 09-Justin Adams[9] ; 11. 3X-Bradon Riehl[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[6] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[15] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[16] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[12] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[9] ; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[14] ; 13. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 14. 3V-Chris Verda[17] ; 15. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[1] ; 16. 1H-Zeth Sabo[18] ; 17. Z10-Kevin Mingus[19] ; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 19. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[13] ; 20. 47-Matt Lucius[20]

Hard charger: 99-Alvin Roepke +9

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 22-Brandon Leighton[1] ; 2. 3X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 3. 9-Curt Inks[4] ; 4. 115-Ben Good[6] ; 5. 8W-Allen White[8] ; 6. 2X-Chris Bitters[2] ; 7. 3-Gaige Slaven[5] ; 8. 5-Jim Mcgrath[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 16-Jim Holcomb[7] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[6] ; 3. 1-John Brooks[1] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[4] ; 5. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 6. 0H-Derek Halka[5] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[3] ; 8. 75-Adam Dible[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 0-Andy Keegan[2] ; 4. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[5] ; 5. 37-Eric DeVanna[7] ; 6. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[1] ; 7. 14T-Cody Truman[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)
1. 2-Steve Endicott[4] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[3] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 4. P51-Paul Brown JR[1] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[8] ; 6. 7X-Dana Frey[2] ; 7. 32-Kevin Phillips[5] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[7]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 26-Kyle Lagrou[4] ; 2. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[7] ; 3. 7X-Dana Frey[8] ; 4. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 5. 14T-Cody Truman[11] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[10] ; 7. 8W-Allen White[1] ; 8. 5-Jim Mcgrath[13] ; 9. 32-Kevin Phillips[12] ; 10. 2X-Chris Bitters[5] ; 11. 0H-Derek Halka[6] ; 12. 37-Eric DeVanna[3]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[6] ; 4. 1-John Brooks[12] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 6. 23m-Brad Mitten[14] ; 7. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[18] ; 8. 2-Steve Endicott[8] ; 9. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[15] ; 10. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 11. 3X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 12. 9-Curt Inks[11] ; 13. 7X-Dana Frey[19] ; 14. 115-Ben Good[13] ; 15. 5s-Brad Stuckey[10] ; 16. 83-Noah Wagner[20] ; 17. 22-Brandon Leighton[9] ; 18. 26-Kyle Lagrou[17] ; 19. P51-Paul Brown JR[16] ; 20. 0-Andy Keegan[4]
Hard charger: 36M-Cory McCaughey +11

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

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KRESSLEY AND HIRTHLER WIN NASCAR FEATURES, BUCKWALTER TOPS IN USAC EAST COAST SPRINT FEATURE AT GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. May 19, 2019 . . . Brett “The Threat” Kressley, behind the wheel of the Kressley family owned No. 19K, scored his second 30-lap TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified feature victory on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in a down-to-the wire battle with Skyler Sheriff, the leader since the beginning of the event. The pair had several laps of paint swapping battles, but with one lap to go the Orefield based lead foot muscled the lead away from Sheriff and went on to chalk up the win.

Brian Hirthler, who’s regular No. 4 Star was waiting for repairs, borrowed his Brother Kevin’s backup No. 117X with a crate engine in it and won his first TP Truck Equipment 25-lap Sportsman NASCAR feature of the season. It was the same car Kevin won the opening race in. Brian received an extra $100 from the track for being the highest finishing driver with a crate engine.

Tim Buckwalter, doing double duty driving Modifieds and Sprints piloted the GEI-owned No. 5G to victory in the 25-lap Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars feature. It was just the second time for Buckwalter in the car.

Providing all feature winners met the necessary requirements, the Modified and Sportsman feature winner got monetary awards from TP Trailers and a certificate from VP Fuels for product awards. Sheriff and Mohr won the Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie award.

More than 100 cars took part in the three division show.

Modified action saw Sheriff motor ahead of rookie Steve Wilson, Ron Seltmann Jr., Ron Kline and Mike Laise at the start of the race to set the pace for the 31-car starting grid that included provisionals taken by Craig Whitmoyer, Jeff Strunk and Craig Von Dohren.

The yellow was out when Bob Trapper Jr. slowed in the fourth turn with ten laps completed. Sheriff was still the leader on the restart, but now Seltmann Jr. was second and when he put in a bid for the lead he was taken high into the first turn marbles. He stayed out of the wall, but fell back several positions.

By the 13th lap restart needed when Buckwalter slowed in turn two, Kressley, 13th-place starter, advanced to second to pressure Sheriff for the top spot.

Behind Sheriff and Kressley waiting for a slip-up were Duane Howard, Ron Kline and Jared Umbenhauer.

The red was thrown on the 23rd lap after Frank Yankowski hit the third turn wall with heavy impact and had flames coming out from underneath his car which was extinguished quickly. Alex Yankowski was along the third turn inside berm with both out of contention. Sheriff held his line when action resumed, but not he had to contend with Howard, who was in the runner-up spot making his presence known.

Sheriff and Howard exchanged paint on occasions and with five to go Kressley was back in second with Howard, Umbenhauer and now Rick Laubach in pursuit.

The battle for the lead continued between Sheriff and Kressley with neither one giving an inch as the race progressed. Both drivers swapped lanes several times, but the outcome remained the same.

Coming around for the one to go signal Kressley made a bold move and managed to take the lead away after using every inch of the track to find a way around.

Kressley didn’t give Sheriff another chance to regain the lead and pulled into the winner’s circle for his 11th career win. Following him across the line for his best finish was Sheriff trailed by Howard, Umbenhauer and Laubach. Sixth through tenth were Frank Cozze, Mike Laise, Von Dohren, Ryan Grim and Doug Manmiller.

Steve Wilson, Sheriff, Buckwalter and Bobby Gunther Walsh won the heats. Consies went to Kyle Weiss and Louden Reimert.

For the third straight week, ten-time point champion Jeff Strunk failed to finish the race.

Derrick Smith led four laps of the Sportsman feature before Brad Brightbill slowed with a flat tire in the first turn for the yellow. On the restart Nathan Mohr jumped into the lead to take control of the race.

It didn’t take Mohr long to build up a sizeable lead over Smith, Mike Mammana, Kyle Lilick and Nate Brinker.

Lap 13 was certainly an unlucky won for Mohr as his car seized up bringing him to a halt in turn two bringing out the caution. Mammana, who inherited the lead, wasted no time staying in front of the pack when action went green again with Smith, Brinker, Hirthler and Lilick in pursuit.

Hirthler overtook second on the 17th lap and set his sights on Mammana and the lead.

The lead changed hands for the fourth and final time on the 22nd lap when Hirthler overtook first.

Hirthler, whose contact in his right eye shifted earlier in the race and he had to rely on his left eye until it moved to a comfortable spot, never looked back once he was in front and proceeded into victory lane for his fourth career win. Mammana, Smith, Lilick and Brinker chased him across. Ryan Beltz, Brad Grim, Jack Butler, Brad Arnold and Brightbill rounded out the top ten.

Heats were won by Mohr, Mammana and Josh Adams. The consi went to Butler.

Joey Biasi led the USAC Sprint feature for four laps before Buckwalter charged to the front of the pack.

Chasing Buckwalter for numerous laps were Biasi, Carmen Perigo, Ryan Quackenbush and Steve Drevicki.

Quackenbush’s strong run ended when he slowed on the homestretch to bring out the seventh lap caution. It was still Buckwalter ahead with Chandler Leiby joining the mix.

Drevicki was on the move as he went from fourth to second in one lap to take chase after Buckwalter.

No one was able to reel Buckwalter in to challenge and he went on to take the checkered followed by Drevicki, Perigo, Biasi and Leiby.

Perigo, Biasi and Buckwalter won the heat winners. Zach Burd picked up the consi win.

Next Saturday, May 25, a doubleheader show of NASCAR T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman closes out the month of May as the battle for the NASCAR titles goes on. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $15 with youngsters 11 and under admitted free. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Coming up on June 1st is the first of two visits for the Central PA Legends as part of a tripleheader show that will also feature the NASCAR Modifieds and Sportsman stock cars. There is no increase in the admission price for this tripleheader.

RACE RESULTS

T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-laps): 1. Brett Kressley, 2. Skyler Sheriff, 3. Duane Howard, 4. Jared Umbenhauer, 5. Rick Laubach, 6. Frank Cozze, 7. Mike Laise, 8. Craig Von Dohren, 9. Rayan Grim, 10. Doug Manmiller, 11. Kyle Weiss, 12. Clay Butler, 13. Dylan Swinehart, 14. Ron Seltmann Jr., 15. Bobby Gunther Walsh, 16. Craig Whitmoyer, 17. Justin Grim, 18. Tim Buckwalter, 19. Ron Kline, 20. Alex Yankowski, 21. Frank Yankowski, 22. Louden Reimert, 23. Danny Erb, 24. Steve Wilson, 25. Jordan Henn, 26. Meme DeSantis, 27. Kevin Hirthler, 28. Bobby Trapper, 29. Jeff Strunk, 30. Steve Swinehart,
DNQ: Mike Lisowski, Brett Gilmore, Briggs Danner, Joe Funk, Richie Hitzler, Ron Myers, Ray Swinehart, Mark Levy, Brian Houseknecht, John Willman, Kyle Kania, Eric Behm, Kory Fleming, Steve Young, Ryan Lilick, Glenn Owens.

T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25-laps): 1. Brian Hirthler, 2. Mike Mammana, 3. Derrick Smith, 4. Kyle Lilick, 5. Nate Brinker, 6. Ryan Beltz, 7. Brad Grim, 8. Jack Butler, 9. Brad Arnold, 10. Brag Brightbill, 11. Mark Kemmerer, 12. Kyle Smith, 13. Dean Bachman, 14. Andrew Kreis, 15. Brandon Edgar, 15. Jesse Landis, 17. Scott Kohler, 18. Joey Vaccaro, 19. Andy Clemmer, 20. Josh Adams, 21. Sean Weiss, 22. Nathan Mohr, 23. Steve Desmelyk, 24. Tom Miller.
DNQ: Lex Shive, Parker Guldin, Ray Cost, Chris Esposito, Warren Floyd Jr.

USAC Sprint Feature (25-laps): 1. Tim Buckwalter, 2. Steve Drevicki, 3. Carmen Perigo, 4. Joey Biasi, 5. Chandler Leiby, 6. Tyler Brehm, 7. Mike Thompson, 8. Jonathan Swanson, 9. Steve Surniak, 10. John Stehman, 11. David Swanson, 12. Jason Cherry, 13. Zach Burd, 14. Bryan Quackenbush, 15. Chris Allen, 16. Eddie Strada, 17. Eric Jennings, 18. Connor Loeffler, 19. Bill Unglert, 20. Jake Winters.
DNQ: Kyle Lick.

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Winner Steven Drevicki
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DREVICKI GRABS SECOND USAC EAST COAST SPRINT WIN OF SEASON AT BIG DIAMOND

After fighting off an evening thunderstorm, a stellar field of 31 Rapid Tire USAC East Coast 360 Sprint Cars jammed the pit area at the Big Diamond Speedway for a fantastic night of open wheel racing.

Following the top eight redraw, Timmy Buckwalter in his new Gallagher 5g ride, and sprint car rookie Tyler Brehm would share the front row of the talented 20 car feature field and lead them to green.

Buckwalter would quickly jump out to the race lead and try and establish the pace early on. The first caution would fly on lap one for duel spins of Ryan Quackenbush and Chris Allen, Jr. A caution would then fly on lap two of the feature event for a slowing Mark Bitner who had suffered a flat left front tire.

When the field went back green it was again Timmy Buckwalter jumping back out front to lead the field with Brehm in second, and Chandler Leiby moving into third. A red flag would then fly again on the fourth circuit for a flat by Joe Biasi that would then collect drivers: Carmen Perigo, Bill Unglert, and JR Berry who took a light tumble into the infield.

While under the red flag period, it was discovered that Timmy Buckwalter suffered a flat tire and was pushed pit side allowing the team to make the change and return to the field. Unglert, Biasi, and Perigo also rejoined the field leaving some talented drivers and cars in the back of the field.

On the ensuing restart Brehm would get out front and lead the field with Chandler Leiby, and Steven Drevicki in third and closing quickly on the top two drivers. Heading into turn one on lap eight, Drevicki would make the move to the inside of Brehm after passing Leiby to grab the lead of the feature event and look to take off.

A caution on lap 19 for a slowing Eric Jennings with a right rear flat tire, would set up a six-lap dash for the checkered for the field.

When the field went back green, Drevicki would be challenged by Leiby but unable to make the pass for the win. Behind Drevicki and Leiby the action was fierce with seventh starting Eddie Strada in competition with the hard charging cars of Chris Allen, Jr. and Timmy Buckwalter recovering from his flat tire.

When the checkers flew Steven Drevicki collected his second win of the 2019 Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series over: Chandler Leiby, Eddie Strada, Chris Allen, Jr. and Timmy Buckwalter.

A tough night at the fell upon driver Craig Pellegrini Jr., Trey Hivner and Trevor Kobylarz. Pellegrini went for a wild flip in the B Main, with Hivner and Kobylarz suffering mechanical issues during the B Main.

The next event for the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series is Saturday May 18th at the Grandview Speedway.

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USAC RAPID TIRE EAST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 17, 2019 - Big Diamond Speedway - Pottsville, Pennsylvania

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer, top-2 to redraw) 1. Eddie Strada (#42E Strada), 2. Joey Biasi (#B1 Biasi), 3. Steve Surniak (#1ST Surniak), 4. Johnny Petrozelle (#59 Petrozelle), 5. Trevor Kobylarz (#14 Kobylarz), 6. Jason Cherry (#67 Cherry), 7. Larry Drake (#8 Drake), 8. Jake Winters (#1J Winters). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer, top-2 to redraw) 1. Steven Drevicki (#19 Drevicki), 2. Carmen Perigo (#21 Perigo), 3. J.R. Berry (#74 Berry), 4. Ryan Quackenbush (#5Q TQT), 5. Trey Hivner (#7 Hivner), 6. Heidi Hedin (#3H Hedin), 7. Craig Pellegrini, Jr. (#11A Pellegrini), 8. David Swanson (#117 Swanson). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer, top-2 to redraw) 1. Chandler Leiby (#119 Leiby), 2. Tyler Brehm (#21R Brehm), 3. Eric Jennings (#32 Neiger/Hamilton), 4. Zack Burd (#5z Burd), 5. Connor Leoffler (#22 Leoffler), 6. Jonathan Swanson (#17J Swanson), 7. John Anderika (#96 Anderika). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer, top-2 to redraw) 1. Timmy Buckwalter (#5G Gallagher), 2. Mark Bitner (#15 Bitner), 3. Kyle Lick (#8 Lick), 4. Chris Allen, Jr. (#71 Allen), 5. Bill Unglert (#33B Unglert), 6. John Stehman (#8L Stehman), 7. Mike Thompson (#39 Hogue). NT

SEMI: (12 laps, top-4 transfer) 1. Unglert, 2. Connor, 3. Stehman, 4. Thompson, 5. Hedin, 6. J. Swanson, 7. Cherry, 8. Drake, 9. D. Swanson, 10. Winters, 11. John Anderika, 12. Hivner, 13. Pellegrini, 14. Kobylarz. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Steven Drevicki, 2. Chandler Leiby, 3. Eddie Strada, 4. Chris Allen, Jr., 5. Timmy Buckwalter, 6. Connor Leoffler, 7. Ryan Quackenbush, 8. Carmen Perigo, 9. Bill Unglert, 10. Joey Biasi, 11. Tyler Brehm, 12. Mike Thompson, 13. John Stehman, 14. Zack Burd, 15. Steve Surniak, 16. Kyle Lick, 17. Johnny Petrozelle, 18. J.R. Berry, 19. Eric Jennings, 20. Mark Bitner. NT
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**Pellegrini flipped during the semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Buckwalter, Laps 5-8 Brehm, Laps 9-25 Drevicki.

SCOTTY SIGNS HARD CHARGER: Chris Allen, Jr.

NEXT USAC RAPID TIRE EAST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE: May 18, 2019 - Grandview Speedway - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania

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Chris Windom (inside) battles Kevin Thomas, Jr. for position on his way to victory in Friday's 'River Town Showdown' at Tri-City Speedway.
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WINDOM FIRST TO REPEAT IN USAC SPRINT WIN AT TRI-CITY

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Granite City, Illinois (May 17, 2019).........In a season with so much parity, the first winner of 2019 became the first repeat winner of the season as Chris Windom outdueled Carson Short in a wild Brandt "River Town Showdown" USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature Friday night at Tri-City Speedway.

In a race of attrition and heart-stopping sliders, Windom and Short were the class of the field in the end with each going after the other's jugular in a see-saw stretch for much of the race that witnessed the pair swap the lead numerous times until Windom, the 2017 series champ, emerged with his 23rd career USAC National Sprint Car victory, tying him for 22nd all-time with the great A.J. Foyt and Roger McCluskey.

The Canton, Ill. native started fifth for the start of 30-lap main event, while up front, Chase Stockon whipped around the outside of pole sitter Chad Boespflug to take the top spot on the opening lap, instantly breaking out to a five car length advantage.

Shortly thereafter, on the second lap, Justin Grant found himself spinning backwards at the exit of turn two. Mitch Wissmiller couldn't avoid the carnage, plowing into the stopped Grant, which sent both drivers and cars to the sideline for the remainder of the night.

On the lap two restart, Kevin Thomas, Jr. drover around Boespflug for second, bringing Tyler Courtney, Short and a slew of others along with him. Thomas dove inside Stockon in turn three for first on the sixth lap, but Stockon fought back on the bottom off turn four, beating Stockon by a half car length at the stripe. Meanwhile, Short and Windom were approaching the party, with Windom eventually getting Short for second on the 10th lap with a turn three slider.

Jason McDougal dropped a driveshaft in turn three one lap later to bring out the caution, erasing the half-straightaway lead Thomas had constructed.

hoturn two to recapture the point and keep Windom at bay for the meantime. Thomas fended off Windom's slider in turn one on lap 12, but that allowed Short stick his nose in and capitalize on the back straightaway, going from third to first in an instant past both Windom and Thomas, who whiffed the outside wall exiting turn four as Short took over the lead and Windom moved past Thomas.

At the midway point, Windom answered by running downhill off turn four to surge past Short heading into turn one, but it would be all for naught as fifth-running Brady Bacon flipped in turn four to necessitate a red flag. Incredibly, the two-time series champ restarted and drove all the way back to a ninth-place finish.

That moved Short back into the lead, with a new engine loaded in the chamber after experiencing engine troubles following a fifth place finish the weekend before. Short cut off any attempt for a Windom slider by taking a lower line into turn one on the restart, allowing Short to gain some space on Windom.

Windom reeled Short in again and slid past again in turn three, forcing Short to counter back to the lead off turn four. Windom kept the pressure applied and two raced across the line on lap 20 side-by-side. Windom kept digging and the relentless assault paid off finally on lap 21 with a divebomb into turn three that saw him emerge with the lead. Short tried once more a lap later, sliding in front of Windom in turn three on the 22nd lap, but a slowing Korey Weyant put a cease-fire on the entertaining battle momentarily with a yellow flag.

Windom cut through the middle on the following restart, keeping his Goacher Racing/NOS Energy Drink - Parallax Power Supply - Jonathan Byrd's/DRC/Claxton Mopar up top until yet another yellow stopped the event when fourth-running Courtney, who had won the Midget feature earlier in the night, biked and pirouetted against the outside turn four wall, putting out for the remainder of the race and giving him a finish of 14th.

On the final restart, on lap 24, Windom ignited with an excellent restart, at least momentarily, as Short hung with Windom just a couple lengths back. Short continued in the role of pursuant during the final laps, banging hard off the turn four cushion on the 26th lap, but unable to make up any substantial ground on Windom who carried on to a 1.832 second victory over Short, Thomas, point leader C.J. Leary and Isaac Chapple.

"I couldn't get to the lead there, and when I did, the caution came out and set us back," Windom recalled. "I knew, for the entire race, we had a car to win this race. We didn't get a very good start and had to get back through the field. (Crew Chief) Derek Claxton, (Car Owner) Jason Goacher, john and these guys, gave me a great racecar to get back to the front like we needed to. It was a hell of a battle with Carson and KT."

Contingency award winners Friday night at Tri-City Speedway were Tyler Courtney (Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier), Robert Ballou (Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner), Chris Windom (Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner), C.J. Leary (AutoMeter Third Heat Winner), Mario Clouser (Indy Race Parts Semi Winner), Jason McDougal (Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier), (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher), (KSE Racing Products Hard Charger) and James Lyerla (Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer).

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: May 17, 2019 - Tri-City Speedway - Granite City, Illinois - Brandt "River Town Showdown" - 3/8-Mile Dirt Oval

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-14.607; 2. Chris Windom, 5G, Goacher-14.774; 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 19, Hayward/Thomas-14.838; 4. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-14.878; 5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-14.908; 6. Chad Boespflug, 98e, EZR-14.919; 7. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.941; 8. Carson Short, 21, RCM-14.993; 9. C.J. Leary, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-15.007; 10. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.098; 11. T.J. Artz, 57, Artz-15.196; 12. Mario Clouser, 6, MCM-15.252; 13. Jason McDougal, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-15.267; 14. Mitch Wissmiller, 1, Wissmiller-15.346; 15. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-15.438; 16. Dustin Smith, 77s. Smith-15.439; 17. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-15.838; 18. Mitchell Davis, 56, Davis-15.968; 19. Justin Standridge, 8D, KCBJ-15.969; 20. Logan Faucon, 52F, Faucon-15.973; 21. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-16.061; 22. James Lyerla, 11, Lyerla-16.103; 23. Steve Thomas, 20, Thomas-16.323; 24. Patrick Budde, 90, Budde-16.891; 25. Eric Perrott, 45, Perrott-17.936; 26. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-NT; 27. Korey Weyant, 99, Weyant-NT (Time of 15.647 disallowed).

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Ballou, 2. Courtney, 3. McDougal, 4. Grant, 5. Bacon, 6. Smith, 7. Lyerla, 8. Standridge, 9. Perrott. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Windom, 2. Daum, 3. Stockon, 4. Wissmiller, 5. Artz, 6. Faucon, 7. S. Thomas, 8. Short, 9. Bell. 2:12.49

AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Leary, 2. K. Thomas, 3. Chapple, 4. Boespflug, 5. Weyant, 6. Mattox, 7. Clouser, 8. Davis, 9. Budde. 2:13.55
INDY RACE PARTS SEMI: (10 laps, top-7 transfer) 1. Clouser, 2. Short, 3. Smith, 4. Mattox, 5. Davis, 6. Standridge, 7. Faucon, 8. Lyerla, 9. S. Thomas, 10. Perrott, 11. Budde.

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Chris Windom (5), 2. Carson Short (8), 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4), 4. C.J. Leary (9), 5. Isaac Chapple (15), 6. Robert Ballou (10), 7. Mario Clouser (12), 8. Chase Stockon (2), 9. Brady Bacon (7), 10. Chad Boespflug (1), 11. T.J. Artz (11), 12. Brandon Mattox (21), 13. Mitchell Davis (18), 14. Tyler Courtney (6), 15. Korey Weyant (22), 16. Justin Standridge (19), 17. Jason McDougal (13), 18. Zach Daum (17), 19. Justin Grant (3), 20. Mitch Wissmiller (14), 21. Dustin Smith (16), 22. Logan Faucon (20). NT
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**Bacon flipped on lap 16 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Stockon, Laps 6-11 K. Thomas, Laps 12-20 Short, Laps 21-30 Windom.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Isaac Chapple (15th to 5th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Mitchell Davis

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS FIRST NON-TRANSFER: James Lyerla

NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Leary-447, 2-K. Thomas-441, 3-Windom-392, 4-Stockon-384, 5-Courtney-383, 6-Bacon-369, 7-Grant-342, 8-Short-334, 9-Ballou-325, 10-McDougal-305.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: May 18, 2019 - Tri-City Speedway - Granite City, Illinois - "River Town Showdown" - 3/8-Mile Dirt Oval

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Winner Terry McCarl (Terry Ford Photo)

Terry McCarl Wins A Thriller With The ASCS Warrior Region At U.S. 36 Raceway

Bryan Hulbert - OSBORN, Mo. (May 17, 2019) In a battle that came down to the closing laps, Terry McCarl rolled the Mondak Portables No. 4 into Victory Lane with the Racinboys.com ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps at U.S. 36 Raceway on Friday night.

Trailing Jack Dover the first six laps, the Nebraska shoe tangled with the cushion to bring his night to an early close. Grabbing the point on the restart, McCarl led until Lap 13 when Paul Nienhiser took over the top spot.

Going red for Cody Ledger, who was unharmed after getting upside down, Nienhiser was not able to hold off McCarl at the drop of the green. Leading until Lap 19, Paul was determined to make Terry earn it with the pass for the lead on Lap 20 answered the following revolution with McCarl able to hold the point the final four laps.

Paul Nienhiser in second was joined by Seth Bergman who came from seventh to complete the night's podium. Jonathan Cornell and Jay Russell made up the top five.

Making up four spots, Nicholas Howard was sixth with Mitchell Moore seventh. Mason Daniel eighth was followed to the line by Ayrton Gennetten who raced up from 15th. Ben Brown completed the top ten.

With Mother Nature stepping in with calls for severe weather on Saturday, May 18, events at Heartland Motorsports Park have been canceled. The next outing for the Racinboys.com ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps is Memorial Day Weekend at Lake Ozark Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network on May 25 and 26.

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Race Results:
ASCS Warrior Region
U.S. 36 Raceway (Osborn, Mo.)
Friday, May 17, 2019
Car Count: 29

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4-Terry McCarl, [6]; 2. 37-Brian Beebe, [2]; 3. 35O-Cody Ledger, [3]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [7]; 5. 11-Colton Fisher, [8]; 6. 5-Chuck Alexander, [4]; 7. 9M-Chad Goff, [5]; 8. 64C-Casey Greubel, [1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 2. 49B-Ben Brown, [4]; 3. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [6]; 4. 14J-Mike Johnston, [2]; 5. 21-Miles Paulus, [5]; 6. 03-Shayle Bade, [3]; 7. 2-Dylan Opdahl, [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 76-Jay Russell, [2]; 2. 51-Mitchell Moore, [4]; 3. 93-Taylor Walton, [1]; 4. 44-Chris Martin, [5]; 5. 0-Dustin Adams, [3]; 6. 92J-J.R. Topper, [7]; 7. 15-Jack Potter, [6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [2]; 2. 37H-Nicholas Howard, [1]; 3. 33M-Mason Daniel, [4]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [5]; 5. 111-Austin O'Neal, [6]; 6. 23S-Stuart Snyder, [3]; 7. 292-Chad Jarrett, [7]

B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 21-Miles Paulus, [3]; 2. 92J-J.R. Topper, [4]; 3. 03-Shayle Bade, [7]; 4. 23S-Stuart Snyder, [8]; 5. 5-Chuck Alexander, [6]; 6. 0-Dustin Adams, [5]; 7. 15-Jack Potter, [11]; 8. 292-Chad Jarrett, [10]; 9. 14J-Mike Johnston, [2]; 10. 2-Dylan Opdahl, [9]; 11. 64C-Casey Greubel, [13]; 12. 111-Austin O'Neal, [1]; 13. 9M-Chad Goff, [12]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4-Terry McCarl, [4]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [5]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [7]; 4. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [6]; 5. 76-Jay Russell, [2]; 6. 37H-Nicholas Howard, [10]; 7. 51-Mitchell Moore, [8]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel, [11]; 9. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [15]; 10. 49B-Ben Brown, [3]; 11. 21-Miles Paulus, [17]; 12. 37-Brian Beebe, [9]; 13. 11-Colton Fisher, [12]; 14. 92J-J.R. Topper, [18]; 15. 03-Shayle Bade, [19]; 16. 35O-Cody Ledger, [13]; 17. 44-Chris Martin, [14]; 18. 23S-Stuart Snyder, [20]; 19. 81-Jack Dover, [1]; 20. 93-Taylor Walton, [16]

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