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STEVE BUCKWALTER AND JEFF GEIGES WIN OPEN WHEEL SPECTACULAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON SUNDAY NIGHT
BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 21, 2014. . . The results of the second Open Wheel Spectacular at Grandview Speedway have been written in the record books. While that chapter may be closed, it is not likely that the talk about this racing event will end any time soon.
Race fans saw Steve Buckwalter set a blistering pace on his way to his second consecutive win in American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) action on the high banks of the Grandview Speedway Sunday night. The Tri-State Race Savers (TSRS) Sprint Car feature saw three different leaders during the final six laps with multiple lead changes on several laps before Jeff Geiges took command and the win.
Current ARDC point leader, Steven Drevicki and Alex Bright led the field of wingless midgets to the green flag with Bright using the outside line to take the lead on lap one. Bright ran and hid from the field as he extended his lead lap after lap. Bright was already reeling in the back of the field by lap eight as Drevicki, Brenden Bright, Tim Buckwalter and Ryan Watt raced in the top five.
But disaster would strike for the young Collegeville, PA driver on lap eleven. Bright was preparing to negotiate his way through lapped traffic when contact was made between the Lightcap Electric #77 and the car driven by Eric Heydenreich. Bright took a wild ride in turn two before coming to rest on the inside of the track. Bright exited the car uninjured but his bid for his third ARDC win of the season ended before the half way mark.
Drevicki took the lead on the restart as Brenden Bright and Tim Buckwalter battled for second in front of Watt. Tim Buckwalter took over second when the pair raced through turn three. Steve Buckwalter slid into third before the half way mark. After a two lap battle with Tim Buckwalter, Steve Buckwalter moved up to second. The caution waved for Tyler Brehm who sat on the infield just off of turn four.
Drevicki now had Steve Buckwalter on his back bumper for the single file restart. Drevicki led through lap fifteen but Buckwalter took the lead for good on the next go round.
Drevicki held off Tim Buckwalter’s challenges to finish second. Brenden Bright followed S. Buckwalter, Drevicki and T. Buckwalter across the finish line with Kyle Lick completing the top five at the checkered.
Kyle Purks and Rick Stief paced the field of TSRS Sprint Cars to the green flag with Purks quickly exerting his muscle to take the lead.
A red flag brought the racing to a half on the first lap as Scott Frack made hard contact with the wall coming out of turn two before going over. Frack escaped injury but his race ended prematurely on this night. Adam Carberry, the feature winner in the first Sunday night Open Wheel Spectacular, exited the race as a result of wing damage incurred in the same incident. Tim Tanner, who was the TSRS point leader coming into this race, exited under the lap one stop with motor issues.
Purks went into the lead on the complete restart and caught the rear of the field on lap six. Even with lapped traffic to hinder his progress, Purks continued to pull away. With ten laps complete, Jeff Gieges ran in second and began to close the gap on Purks while two time TSRS Champion, Mike Haggenbottom raced in third.
Stef Palmai drew a caution when she ran into problems with seventeen laps complete, setting up a single file restart with just eight laps left to run.
Purks had Geiges, Haggenbottom, Tom Carberry Jr. and Ryan Stillwaggon lined up nose to tail right behind him as he led the field back to green flag racing.
And then things got interesting. Purks led lap eighteen as Geiges took a look to the inside. Haggenbottom took his car to the outside, passed Geiges for second and then took the lead from Purks to lead lap nineteen. Purks came right back to take the lead as the field exited turn two. Haggenbottom was back in front as he and Purks crossed the line on the next lap but the lead changed hands around the speedway. Haggenbottom was scored as the race leader on laps twenty-one through lap twenty-three when Jeff Geiges overtook Purks for second and then passed Haggenbottom for the lead. Haggenbottom fought back and regained the lead momentarily before Geiges took the lead and led the way to the checkered flag.
It was Geiges for the win followed by Haggenbottom, T. Carberry, Purks and Brennflect.
The third Open Wheel Spectacular of the season is set for Sunday, August 31st again featuring the TSRS Sprints and ARDC Midgets. Racing will start at 7:30 p.m.
This Saturday, July 26th, 7:30 p.m. Atlas Paving Corporation of Wayne, NJ will sponsor the night which will feature the Pepsi-Bashore Challenge One-on-One Modified Challenge races along with a full card of NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and as the gates are opened the popular Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet will be presented featuring modified standout Duane Howard along with father and son Late Model racers Lou Egrie Sr. and Jr. Again this Saturday fans will have the opportunity to win valuable tickets for the NASCAR race events being presented at Pocono Raceway on August 2nd and 3rd topped by the GoBowling 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Tickets are courtesy of WNPV-1440AM Radio of Lansdale and Pocono Raceway.
ARDC WINGLESS MIDGET FEATURE RESULTS (25 LAPS) 1. Steve Buckwalter 2. Steven Drevicki 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Brenden Bright 5. Kyle Lick 6. Nick Wean 7. Trevor Kobylarz 8. Brett Arndt 9. PJ Gargiulo 10. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 11. Tony DiMattia 12. Tommy Kunsman Jr. 13. Austin Burke 14. Clayton Glassman 15. Brian Gilmore 16. Greg Fitzpatrick 17. Ryan Watt 18. Tyler Brehm 19. Alex Bright 20. Eric Heydenreich 21. Brett Wanner
HILBORN TRI-STATE RACE SAVER 305 WINGED SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 LAPS) 1. Jeff Geiges 2 Mike Haggenbottom 3. Tommy Carberry Jr. 4. Kyle Purks 5. Jon Brennflect 6. Ryan Stillwaggon 7. Rick Stief 8.. Jon Haegele 9. Bryant Davis 10. Mike Esposito 11. Eddie Wager 12. Dave Brown 13. Sean Kirkpatrick 14. Stephanie Stevens 15. Dave Graber 16. Mares Stellfox 17. Scott Krauss 18. Ian Detweiler 19. Harris Kohen 20. Stef Palmai 21. Karl Freyer 22. Shane Smith 23. Tim Tanner 24. Scott Frack 25. Adam Carberry
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com. Also on Twitter97@grandviewspeedway and www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedwayinc.
Saturday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. Atlas Paving Night featuring the Pepsi-Bashore Modified Challenge along with Sportsman and Late Models.
Tuesday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Pole Buildings 17th Annual Traffic Jam Race of Champions - Modifieds and 410 Sprints
Saturday, August 2, 7:30 p.m. WNPV-1440AM Radio Night featuring NASCAR Whelen 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage Cars.
Saturday, August 9, 7:30 p.m. Forrest Rogers Memorial Presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings for NASCAR 358 Modifieds plus Sportsman racing. RCN-TV Coverage
Sunday, August 10, 1 p.m. Outlaw Enduro Racing and Blast from the Past Vintage Cars
All regular Saturday night racing events have a ticket price of $15 for adults with youngsters 12 and under admitted free. Active military with proper ID are admitted free.
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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Wednesday, June 25, 2014) – Jac Haudenschild lived up to his nickname “The Wild Child” at Atomic Speedway Wednesday night. The Wooster, Ohio driver blasted around Dale Blaney with five laps to go and went on to score the win on night #3 of the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions.
Haudenschild used the concrete wall in turns three and four as a cushion to rim-ride to his second All Star win of 2014. It is his 28th career series victory.
“That was really fun. The track was awesome. The fastest way was around the top. I was running up there pretty high. It was a little easier running second. Dale was definitely fast but I was able to see his line and we got there at the end,” said Haudenschild beside his Destiny Racing/Rick Rogers Construction/Mondak Portables/Triple X Racing/Renegade Rentals/Champion Oil backed machine.
“We’ve been getting better every week and hopefully we can keep it up. The car is feeling good and the guys have worked their tails off,” added Haudenschild.
For Blaney, who came into the night leading the UNOH All Star national and Ohio Region points and the 2014 Ohio Sprint Speedweek points, it was another solid night with a second place finish despite leading the first 25 laps.
“It was my mistake. I moved to the middle there a little bit. It almost felt like it was starting to lock down there in the middle and I probably ran a little too conservative there to try and stay in it. He just got a run on me there and after that he was running pretty hard. My mistake for running a little too easy in one and two and being conservative. The guys gave me a great car and I just brought it home in second. Every night we’ve been really good and put ourselves in a good position and that’s what it takes,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/GF1 Chassis/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks backed #14K.
Randy Hannagan would battle with Blaney for the runner-up position the final four laps before coming home in third.
“Car came on really good the last 10 laps. I missed that corner that one time that I didn’t need to miss it,” said Hannagan beside his Do-Si-Do/Upper Auto/Kenny’s Components backed #11n. “Ed Neumeister gives me an awesome car and my guys, Kent Karhoff and Jonathan Karhoff work their butts off for me. They make me look good.”
After the 62-car field was whittled down to the final 24 A-main starters it would be Blaney and Sheldon Haudenschild who would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap feature. Blaney would grab the lead over Sheldon Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Jac Haudenschild, Taylor Ferns, Danny Smith, Randy Hannagan, Brady Bacon and Caleb Griffith. Jac Haudenschild would grab third on lap two.
It didn’t take the leaders long to find heavy lapped traffic by lap five but the action would grind to a halt on lap six when Cale Thomas would blow a right rear tire and get into the front stretch wall, getting upside down. On the restart Blaney pulled away slightly as the son and feather battled for second. Jac would take the runner-up spot on lap eight, bringing Duncan into third with Sheldon, Hannagan, Smith and Shane Stewart in tow.
Blaney would find lapped traffic by the 12th circuit with Haudenschild staying within striking distance while Duncan battled with Hannagan with Sheldon Haudenschild, Smith and Griffith in pursuit. Jimmy Stinson would spin to bring out the caution on lap 14 and once again hand the leaders a clear track. Blaney and Jac Haudenschild would pull away from the field and run nose to tail with Duncan, Hannagan, Sheldon Haudenschild, Smith, Griffith, Stewart and Bacon in tow. Bacon would spin in turn one on lap 21 to once again give the leaders a clean track.
On the restart once again Blaney and Jac Haudenschild were glued together and pulled away while Duncan was battling with Hannagan for third. Jac would execute a perfect slider on Blaney in turns three and four to take the lead with five laps to go when the red flew for a pile-up involving Christopher Bell, Danny Holtgraver and Cory Crabtree. On the restart Jac Haudenschild would continue to blast away at the extreme top edge of the track with Blaney now locked in a battle for second with Hannagan while Sheldon Haudenschild was battling with Griffith for fourth.
Jac Haudenschild would drive to the win with Blaney edging Hannagan for second while Griffith and Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the top five.
Atomic Speedway - 6/25/2014
All Star Circuit of Champions (62 Cars)
Qualifying - Kistler Engines
1, 4K Dale Blaney, 12.368
2, 49 Cole Duncan 12.370
3, 99 Brady Bacon 12.416
4, 9W Jac Haudenschild 12.449
5, 81 Lee Jacobs 12.451
6, 55F Taylor Ferns 12.483
7, 93 Sheldon Haudenschild 12.501
8, 4 Danny Smith 12.508
9, 40DD Caleb Griffith 12.519
10, 11N Randy Hannagan 12.530
11, 2 Shane Stewart 12.583
12, 60C Kory Crabtree 12.594
13, 33M Christopher Bell 12.702
14, 22 Ryan Broughton 12.726
15, 5T Travis Philo 12.733
16, 35 Stuart Brubaker 12.736
17, 48 Danny Dietrich 12.755
18, 10H Danny Holtgraver 12.757
19, A76 Jimmy Stinson 12.775
20, 45 Tim Shaffer 12.781
21, 5R Byron Reed 12.807
22, 83 Stevie Smith 12.842
23, 24H Brandon Wimmer 12.842
24, W20 Greg Wilson 12.860
25, 1ST Gary Taylor 12.882
26, 9X Rob Chaney 12.917
27, 3G James McFadden 12.942
28, 19P Paige Polyak 12.955
29, 71M Paul May 12.965
30, 91 Cale Thomas 13.050
31, 35AU Jamie Veal 13.068
32, 21 Dallas Hewitt 13.122
33, 78 Todd Kane 13.136
34, 92 Sam Ashworth 13.153
35, 5 Dave Glennon 13.162
36, 77AU Darren Mollenoyux 13.230
37, 44W Austin Wheatley 13.291
38, 22S Brandon Spithaler 13.319
39, 83X Nate Reeser 13.334
40, 3F Brandy Bower 13.335
41, 41 Randy Fink 13.346
42, 57X Andrew Palker 13.391
43, 2S Nathan Skaggs 13.400
44, 40I Mark Imler 13.416
45, 22D Josh Davis 13.517
46, A97 Aaron Higgins 13.624
47, 71AU Ryan Davis 13.769
48, 45C Mark Coleman 13.906
49, 96AU Bruce White 14.173
50, D12 Jason Dolick 14.261
51, 22R Kevin Roberts Jr. 14.362
52, 25AU Jack Lee 17.708
53, 35M Wes McGlumphy 99.995
54, 63 Chad Kemenah 99.996
55, 59 Bryan Nuckles 99.997
56, 3FX Dean Kester 99.998
57, 4X Shawn Petersen 99.999
Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 2. 14k-Dale Blaney ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney ; 4. 55F-Taylor Ferns ; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal ; 6. 5-Dave Glennon ; 7. 3F-Brandy Bower ; 8. 5R-Byron Reed ; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah ; 10. 22D-Josh Davis ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White ; 12. 2-Shane Stewart
Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild  ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 3. 49-Cole Duncan ; 4. 3G-James McFadden ; 5. 83-Stevie Smith ; 6. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux  ; 7. 41-Randy Fink; 8.D12-Jason Dolick; 9. 59-Bryan Nuckles; 10. 60c-Cory Crabtree; 11. 98h-Dave Blaney; 12. A97-Aaron Higgins
Heat 3 – Dragon Race Fuels (8 laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver ; 2. 33M-Christopher Bell; 3. 99-Brady Bacon; 4. 4-Danny Smith; 5. 44w-Austen Wheatley; 6. 19p-Paige Polyak; 7. 57x-Andrew Palker; 8. 21-Dallas Hewitt; 9. 71AU-Ryan Davis; 10. 22r-Kevin Roberts Jr.; 11. 3FX-Dean Kester; 12. 24H-Brandon Wimmer 
Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1.A76-Jimmy Stinson; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith; 4. W20-Greg Wilson; 5. 71m-Paul May; 6. 78-Todd Kane; 7. 2s-Nathan Skaggs; 8. 22-Ryan Broughton; 9. 22s-Brandon Spithaler; 10. 25AU-Jack Lee; 11. 45C-Mark Coleman; 12. 4x-Shawn Petersen
Heat 5 – UNOH (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 45-Tim Shaffer; 2. 5t-Travis Philo; 3. 11n-Randy Hannagan; 4. 91-Cale Thomas; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs; 6. 1st-Gary Taylor; 7. 83x-Nate Reeser; 8. 40I-Mark Imler; 9. 92-Sam Ashworth; 10. 35m-Wes McGlumphy; 11. 12-Nick Roberts
Dash – Comfort Inn, Chillicothe OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature
1. 14k-Dale Blaney; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild; 4. 49-Cole Duncan; 5. 99-Brady Bacon; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns
C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)
1. 2s-Nathan Skaggs; 2. 57x-Andrew Palker; 3. A97-Aaron Higgins; 4. 40i-Mark Imler; 5. 41-Randy Fink; 6. 25AU-Jack Lee; 7. 35m-Wes McGlumphy; 8. 96AU-Bruce White; 9. 22r-Kevin Roberts Jr.; 10. 4x-Shawn Petersen; 11. 22d-Josh Davis; 12. 63-Chad Kemenah; 13. D12-Jason Dolick; 14. 71AU-Ryan Davis; 15. 59-Bryan Nuckles; 16. 3FX-Dean kester; 17. 45c-Mark Coleman
B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 2-Shane Stewart; 2. 60c-Kory Crabtree; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs; 4. 24h-Brandon Wimmer; 5. 22-RyanBroughton; 6. 5r-Byron Reed; 7. 1st-Gary Taylor; 8. 83-Stevie Smith; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak; 10. 35AU-Jamie Veal; 11. 71m-Paul May; 12. 21-Dallas Hewitt; 13. 44w-Austen Wheatley; 14. 92-Sam Ashworth; 15. 78-Todd Kane; 16. 5-Dave Glennon; 17. 83x-Nate Reeser; 18. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux; 19. 22s-Brandon Spithaler; 20. 3F-Brandy Bower; 21. 57x-Andrew Palker;
A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps)
1. 9w-Jac Haudenschild ; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney; 3. 11n-Randy Hannagan; 4. 40DD-Caleb Griffith; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild; 6. 49-Cole Duncan; 7. 5t-Travis Philo; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs; 9. 4-Danny Smith; 10. 24H-Brandon Wimmer; 11. 3G-James McFadden; 12. W20-Greg Wilson; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich; 14. 2-Shane Stewart; 15. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 16. 55f-Taylor Ferns; 17. 9X-Rob Chaney; 18. 10H-Danny Holtgraver; 19. 60C-Cory Crabtree; 20. 33m-Christopher Bell; 21. 99-Brady Bacon; 22. 45-Tim Shaffer; 23. A76-Jimmy Stinson; 24. 91-Cale Thomas 
Hard Charger: 3G-James McFadden +12
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AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 7, 2014 - Port Royal, Pennsylvania - Port Royal Speedway - “Eastern Storm” Presented by RW and Partners
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-19.247; 2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-19.454; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-19.532; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-19.588; 5. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-19.610; 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-19.714; 7. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-19.727; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-19.865; 9. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-19.871; 10. Daron Clayton, 3R, Byram-19.900; 11. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-19.905; 12. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-20.029; 13. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-20.032; 14. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-20.092; 15. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-20.151; 16. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-20.265; 17. Dalten Gabbard, 5, Baldwin-20.461; 18. Billy Pauch, Jr., 36, Thomas/Engler-20.516; 19. Chad Boespflug, 98, Boespflug-20.577; 20. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-20.698; 21. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-20.912; 22. Brian Ehrenzeller, 33E, Ehrenzeller-21.260; 23. Curt Stroup, 33, Ehrenzeller-21.291.
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Bacon, 3. Windom, 4. Clayton, 5. Grant, 6. Bitner, 7. Boespflug, 8. Ehrenzeller. 2:39.70
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Cockrum, 2. Leary, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Darland, 5. Stanbrough, 6. Biasi, 7. Gabbard, 8. Stroup. 2:43.61
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Clauson, 3. Stockon, 4. Pauch, 5. Thomas, 6. Andretti, 7. Kobylarz. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Chase Stockon, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Bryan Clauson, 9. Shane Cockrum, 10. Hunter Schuerenberg, 11. Chris Windom, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Jarett Andretti, 15. Dalten Gabbard, 16. Mark Bitner, 17. Trevor Kobylarz, 18. Joey Biasi, 19. Daron Clayton, 20. Curt Stroup, 21. Billy Pauch, Jr., 22. Brian Ehrenzeller, 23. Tracy Hines. NT
**Hines flipped on the start of the Feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Stanbrough, Laps 5-17 Thomas, Laps 18-30 Bacon.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-776; 2-Darland-732; 3-Stockon-701; 4-Clauson-692; 5-Hines-656; 6-Stanbrough-653; 7-Grant-647; 8-Schuerenberg-578; 9-Windom-520; 10-Leary-493.
NEW RW & PARTNERS EASTERN STORM POINTS: 1-Bacon-250; 2-Darland-235; 3-Stockon-233; 4-Grant-217; 5-Clauson-200; 6-Stanbrough-198; 7-Thomas-187; 8-Leary/Ballou-184; 10-Hines-180.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 8 - Newberrytown, PA - Susquehanna Speedway Park - “Eastern Storm” Presented by RW and Partners
THE FOLLOWING ARDC RESULTS PROVIDED BY DEB SMITH
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STEVEN DREVICKI IS FIRST TO REPEAT IN ARDC IN 2014
Drevicki Picks up Win in Port Royal Eastern Storm Event
After winning the 2014 season opener, Reading, PA driver, Steven Drevicki picked up his second win of the season as the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) made their third appearance of the week with the wingless Sprint Cars of USAC, this time at the Port Royal Speedway. Drevicki led all twenty laps on the way to his sixth career ARDC victory.
Drevicki lined up beside rookie driver, Tommy Kunsman Jr. for the start of the twenty lap feature event and wasted no time powering his DeGre Engineering &19 into the lead. Brenden Bright moved past Kunsman to take second as Tim Buckwalter powered into third one lap later. Bruce Buckwalter Jr. moved up to fourth with Steve Buckwalter completing the top five with five laps scored.
Trevor Kobylarz raced into the top five on lap seven with a move by Steve Buckwalter as Tim Buckwalter raced with Brenden Bright for the runner-up spot. Meanwhile, Drevicki continued to pull away from the field.
Austin Burke ran into problems between turns one and two just after the field took the half way sign. Drevicki’s lead was erased as the field lined up for the single file, nose-to-tail restart. Once again, Drevicki powered away as Tim Buckwalter raced Brenden Bright for the runner-up spot, moving into second on lap eleven.
Steve Buckwalter had been working the high, outside line of the track throughout the race. With five laps to go, Buckwalter had it the way he wanted as he raced by Kobylarz to move into fifth and then side by side with Bruce Buckwalter Jr. to determine the fourth spot. Buckwalter raced high and wide to pass Bright for third on lap seventeen and one lap later, Tim Buckwalter was the next victim as Steve moved in to second.
Drevicki raced to the checkered flag alone as Steve Buckwalter led Tim Buckwalter, Brenden Bright and Bruce Buckwalter Jr. across the start finish line.
Drevicki’s win added more points to his advantage as the current ARDC point leader over Brenden Bright.
FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS)
1. Steven Drevicki 2. Steve Buckwalter 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Brenden Bright 5. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 6. Trevor Kobylarz 7. Tony DiMattia 8. Nick Wean 9. Brett Arndt 10. Kyle Lick 11. Jim Radney 12. Brian Gilmore 13. Tommy Kunsman 14. Greg Fitzpatrick 15. Austin Burke 16. Brett Wanner 17. John Barnett 18. Ryan Greth
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ATLANTIC CITY/ TRENTON, NJ-December 26, 2013 . . . Popular Pennsylvanian Zane Zeiner, whose career achievements in outdoor Stock Car racing are wide ranging, will make his debut indoors this winter as a Three Quarter Midget entrant in the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City and the Battle Of Trenton Indoor races presented by PRC Industries/ Angela House Charity, Indoor races.
The two Len Sammons Motorsports Productions events are scheduled two weeks apart. Indoor racing inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall is now in its 12th consecutive year of action. Dates are Friday and Saturday January 24 and 25, 2014.The Trenton Sun National Bank Center schedule calls for Twin 20 lap features for the TQ Midgets and compete program of Slingshots on Friday, Feb. 8 and a compete program for TQ Midgets and Champ Karts on Saturday, Feb. 9. Hailing from Bath, Pa. near Allentown, Zeiner, who has been a winner at Wall Stadium, Oswego Speedway, Mahoning Valley Speedway and Mountain Speedway, is a quick study. His win in the 2012 Wall Stadium SK Turkey Derby came in just his second start at the track. He won the famed Race of Champions, now held at the Oswego, NY Speedway, in 2011. He closed out 2013 with a big win in the Octoberfast 130 at the Mahoning Valley Speedway. Zeiner will be among the nearly 100 TQ Midget participants ready for Atlantic City action. Collectively, they hail from a dozen states and one Canadian province.
Fatheadz Eyewear will be returning as the series sponsor and will pay a bonuses to the top three overall TQ Midget driver from the two event, four feature race, series. Drivers will receive points based on their qualifying efforts and feature finishes from Friday and Saturday night at both events towards the overall series crown.
Because of parking limitations, the Sun Bank Center can accept somewhat fewer TQ entries and are presently at capacity; would-be racers are still encouraged to file entries which will be added to a waiting list.
Zeiner will have plenty of competition in both races. Among the outstanding entries who will join Zeiner in pursuit of their first Indoor wins are exciting Midget driver Carl Medeiros of Westport, Mass., former Bridgeport, N.J. Sprint Car champion Tim Iulg of Bridgeton, N.J., CAN AM Midget perennial contenders Todd Hoddick of Cheektowaga, N.Y,, and Erik Musto of Lockport, N.Y.; Indiana travelin’ man Jason Ormsby of Warsaw, Ind., dirt track Modified specialist Richie Pratt, Jr., of Woodbury Heights, N.J., rising Sprint Car star Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., Todd Stone, dirt/asphalt Modified champion from Middlebury, Vt., past Atlantic City Indoor race winner Mike Tidaback of Little Falls, N.J., and Earl Paules of Palmerton, Pa..his career closely parallels Zane Zeiner’s in scope and achievement. Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., among the first entries for both Indoor races, is the defending champion of the NAPA KNOW HOW Gamblers’ Classic Saturday night Atlantic City Indoor race.
The always exciting identically prepared Slingshot division’s roster for both the Atlantic City and Trenton races and has been boosted dramatically in the past two weeks by the entries of Modified star Anthony Perrego, established Mod talent Kevin Bates, and Micro Sprint tyro Kyle Lick. Perrego distinguished himself with a late season Modified win in the high profile ‘Gobbler’ race at Accord Speedway. Bates has been a top Modified driver and winner at Penn Can and Five Mile Point Speedways. Lick, who won the 600cc Dirt Micro Sprint race in 2013 in Atlantic City, recently announced his intention to move up to SpeedSTR division action in 2014. Perrego, Bates and Lick are among more than three dozen entries for Atlantic City, where the field has reached capacity. Entries are still being accepted for Trenton.
The blindingly fast and exceedingly nimble Champ Kart class has filled the entry list at the Alantic City Indoor event though slots still do still exist to be part of the Trenton action. Danny Bouc of Plumsteadville, Pa., Glen Meisenhelder of Feeding Hills, Mass., Douglas Stearly of Trappe, Pa., Andrew Swisher of West Chester, Pa., and Justin Gumley of Howell, N.J.are among most prominent entrants.
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2013 RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES
32 CARS COMPETE IN RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES OPENER. . . .
DEFENDING CHAMPION ROBBIE STILLWAGGON CHARGES FROM FOURTEENTH TO WIN THE PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS 25 LAP URC SPRINT FEATURE FRIDAY NIGHT AT BIG DIAMOND
The sixty-sixth season of the Nation’s oldest traveling sprint car organization, the URC Sprint Series, officially opened on Friday night at the Big Diamond Speedway with defending champion Robbie Stillwaggon taking the lead in the late stages of the event. After starting fourteenth, the Burlington, NJ racer took the lead on lap twenty-two of the twenty-five lap feature and went on to win his fourth career URC win. The Rislone URC Sprint Series event was sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings and Stillwaggon earned $2,000 for the victory. Stillwaggon earned a $50 bonus for passing the most cars, advancing thirteen spots in the feature event.
A field of thirty cars turned out for a chilly night of racing. Troy Betts was the winner of the Engler Machine & Tool heat race as Bryn Gohn won the Brad Penn Oil heat race with Davie Franek winning the Pioneer Pole Buildings third heat race of the night. The Bar’s Leaks “B” winner was Dave Ely.
Twenty-four cars answered the call for the 25 lap Pioneer Pole Buildings feature event. At the start of the feature, Bryn Gohn established himself as the race leader, holding off a determined Davie Franek with Tim Kelly close in the chase. Franek continued to pressure Gohn for the lead then on lap five, the yellow was displayed for Dave Ely who spun exiting turn two. On the restart, Gohn and Franek continued their battle for the lead and as the leader entered turn one, Kelly took a wild flip, displaying the red flag. Kelly walked away uninjured.
On the restart, Gohn and Franek resumed their battler with JJ Grasso racing in third with Brian Carber (in his first URC start) racing in fourth with Robbie Stillwaggon in fifth by lap six. One lap later, Jonathan Swanson came to a stop displaying the caution flag once again.
Gohn continued to be the front runner with Franek in the chase, then on lap thirteen, Franek powered into the lead position, and at the same time, JJ Grasso moved into second. Following in the top five was Bryn Gohn, Robbie Stillwaggon and Brian Carber.
As the field was completing lap fourteen, Franek was the leader with Grasso trying to close the gap. Grasso, tapped the inside fourth turn tire. After passing the flag stand, Grasso’s car headed to the infield out of control, before hitting another tire and wildly flipping while entering turn one. Grasso walked away uninjured.
On the restart, Franek set the pace followed by Gohn with Stillwaggon now in third. On lap twenty-one, Stillwaggon made a move and powered into second. And now, the two drivers that were battling over the Rislone URC Championship in 2012, are now battling for a win in 2013. On lap twenty-two, Stillwaggon powered by Franek to take the lead and he managed to stay the front runner until the drop of the checker flag. Stillwaggon took the win followed by Davie Franek with Bryn Gohn third, Brian Carber fourth and fifth place finisher Kevin Darling.
Brian Carber in his first URC start delivered a solid fourth place finish. Billy Pauch Jr was also very impressive, after finishing second in the “B” Main, Pauch returned to deliver an impressive eighth place finish in the feature.
25 LAP FEATURE FINISH: Robbie Stillwaggon, Davie Franek, Bryn Gohn, Brian Carber, Kevin Darling, Joey Biasi, Josh Weller, Billy Pauch Jr., Kramer Williamson, Chad Trout, Randy West, Joe Zuczek, Troy Betts, Dan Mazy, Andy Best, Jimmy Stitzel, Duane Mausteller, Mark Bitner, Eddie Wagner, JJ Grasso, Jimmy Reppert, Jonathan Swanson, Tim Kelly, Dave Ely, DNQ- - Art Liedl, David Swanson, Scott Lutz, JR Berry, Daniel Cogeill, Will Eggiman, Aaron Ott, Steve Downs.
Fred’s Trailer Repair Hard Charger: Robbie Stillwaggon, advanced 13 spots
Todd Wise Fast Time of the Night: Josh Weller
NEXT Events: Friday, May 10 Bedford Speedway
Saturday, May 11 Selinsgrove Speedway Jack Gunn Memorial $3,500 to win