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Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
Contact: Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Dale Blaney has turned Fremont Speedway into his personal bank. The Hartford, Ohio driver took his third $10,000-to-win victory of the season Saturday to wrap up the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions 110th visit to “The Track That Action Built.”

Blaney led all 50 laps of the Sixth Annual Jim Ford Classic on JLH General Contractors Night, but Tim Shaffer didn’t make it an easy payday. Shaffer, who started 16th in the field, caught Blaney with six laps to go but a slight bobble in turn two on the white flag lap cost him a shot at “The Low Rider.”

For Blaney it was his sixth UNOH All Star win of the season and the 99th of his career to move him into first place in all-time series wins. It was Blaney’s 14th career All Star win at Fremont and the 19th overall at the track moving him into a tie for 28th on Fremont’s all-time win list.

Blaney had suffered mechanical issues the previous couple of weeks and was looking forward to the two-day Jim Ford Classic at Fremont.

“Fremont is like my second home. You guys have treated me great here and we always really good here. Rich Farmer (promoter) does a fantastic job with this place. People of Fremont are lucky to have him. The track was awesome and you could run any where. The top was prevalent but traffic was fun. I wish we could have stayed in traffic the whole race it was fun working through there. To get 99 here with the $10,000…it doesn’t get any better than that,” said Blaney beside his Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis backed #2.

“I always say I hate to lead early here but our car was really good. I knew he (Shaffer) was coming because when I got to the back of the pack I never ever saw him. I could see his crew guy on the yellows looking like he wasn’t far behind me. We are buddies and he races me clean. He probably could have slid me. I was just hanging on the last seven and getting really, really free. I was just trying to stay smooth and not spin,” added Blaney.

With one more UNOH All Star race remaining next month at Eldora Speedway, Blaney could wrap up his fourth career series championship to move into elite company with Shaffer, Chad Kemenah and Frank Kerr.

“We run good at Eldora. We just have to go over there and do the best we can and not have any problems and qualify well and have a good night. We have a couple of three weeks to prepare and we’ll be over to Eldora this Friday (for World of Outlaws show) to test a little bit,” said Blaney.

Who knows what the outcome of Saturday’s race would have been had Shaffer not jumped the cushion in turn two on the white flag lap. He would bring the Aaron Call/Janet Holbrook owned #83 home in second.

“It was like a storybook…everything was working just right…be aggressive and be patient, don’t get the tires sealed up. I was running Dale down there at the end and it was going to be perfect and I just entered too hard and tripped over the cushion and there went our momentum,” said Shaffer of his Kistler Engines/J&J Auto Racing/VRP Shocks/Champion Oil backed machine.

“My team has been doing a great job. Those guys have been sticking with me and it’s been great. At the beginning the car was sticking pretty good and I could be aggressive and not kill the tires. If I could just sneak on up there little by little and be patient and it would really drive forward,” added Shaffer.

Central Pennsylvania’s Alan Krimes made his first trip to Fremont Speedway memorable, bringing his #87 home in third.

“This place is awesome. I think this was the best racing surface we’ve run on all year. We like it when it gets slick like this and unfortunately back home it doesn’t get like this. When it gets slick like this I usually get rolling pretty good but those two cars in front of me are pretty good here,” said Krimes.

“My wing was stuck forward there the first 15 laps and that hurt us early and a couple of guys got by us. We were fortunate enough to get back by those guys. This is an awesome place and we’re tickled to death to come out here and run so good against a tough local field,” added Krimes.

Fremont’s Paul Weaver should crash his car more often when things aren’t going well. The driver of the #1w 305 sprint car crashed last week and he came out better than ever. Coming off a second place run Friday night Weaver would rocket into the lead on lap 15 and would pull away for his second win of the season. It was the 33rd of his career at Fremont moving him into 11th on the track’s all-time win list.

“That seemed like a 50-lapper if you counted all the cautions. We put extra fuel in it and it paid off…it kept some weight on the back end for the end of the race,” said Weaver beside his Buckeye Mobile Coatings/Weaver Performance/Hampshire Racing Engines/M&L Excavating/Schiets Motorsports backed machine.

“There’s such a long spell between wins when you finally get one you feel like a kid again. That was actually pretty fun. I have thank Dave Rice, Bob Hampshire, my wife, Evan Helle, Darl Schiets…so many people that helped me out after I tore the car up last week. I should have torn it up the first night out because this car is a whole lot better,” added Weaver.

In the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks Risingsun’s Shawn Valenti dominated leading all 20 laps for his third victory of the season and the eighth of his career at Fremont. Coupled with dirt truck wins at Attica and stock car wins at Lima Valenti has 10 victories in 2013.

“This all goes back to Jeff Babcock believing in me and putting me in the race cars. I can’t thank everyone enough who stands behind me,” said Valenti.

Krimes and Blaney would bring the field to the green for the 50-lap feature but a spin by Caleb Helms would necessitate another start. On the second attempt Blaney would bolt into the lead over D.J. Foos, Krimes, Chris Andrews, Andrew Palker and Friday night’s winner Byron Reed.

With a lap in Sheldon Haudenschild would stop to bring out the caution. When the green flew Blaney quickly pulled away from Foos, Krimes, Andrews and Reed. With just five laps in Blaney had caught the back of the field and they were racing side-by-side, allowing Foos to close. But, on lap 11, Danny Mumaw would spin to give Blaney a clear track.

On the restart Blaney set sail again as Foos now was challenged by Andrews with Reed moving into fourth with Krimes, Palker and Shaffer in tow. By lap 17 Blaney was once again in lapped traffic but Foos could not close until Blaney encountered heavy traffic on lap 23 which allow Foos and Andrews to close to his rear bumper.

Disaster struck for Foos on lap 24 as the lapped car of Sam Hafertepe spun, collecting Foos who exited the track with front end damage. On the restart Blaney had three lapped cars separating him and Andrews with three more lapped cars to third running Shaffer.

At the half-way point Trey Gustin and Caleb Griffith would spin which would bring about a fuel stoppage. When the race went back to green, Blaney had two lapped cars separating him from Andrews with Shaffer in third followed by Reed, Krimes, Palker and Broc Martin.

On lap 28 Rob Hunter would get upside down in turn four and now the top four ran nose to tail on the restart. Blaney would again pull away slightly as things settled down a bit for the top five. But once Blaney encountered lapped traffic again on lap 34 Andrews and Shaffer closed with Krimes also narrowing the gap. Shaffer would take second don lap 36 and a caution for another Trey Gustin spin on lap 37 would put ‘The Steel City Outlaw” on Blaney’s rear bumper.

When the green flew Blaney was able to put some distance between himself and Shaffer as Krimes drove into third and quickly closed on Shaffer. As the laps ticked off Shaffer began to close as the top two pulled away from Krimes with Andrews, Brock Martin and 23rd starting Jeff Swindell in tow.

With five laps to go, Shaffer was on Blaney’s rear bumper as they prepared to race into lapped traffic. As they raced to the white flag Shaffer was within half a car length of Blaney. Rocketing into turns one and two Shaffer slipped over the turn two cushion and Blaney drove off for the win. Shaffer, Krimes, Andrews and Martin would round out the top five.

Paige Polyak would storm from 21st starting spot to sixth with Swindell from 23rd to 7th while Palker, Cap Henry and Craig Mintz (up from 20th) rounding out the top 10.

Fremont Speedway put together a two-day, $5,000 point fund for the Jim Ford Classic that involved points for qualifying, passing points in the heats and feature along with heat and feature finishing positions and hard charger points. After the two days, Blaney would earn an extra $1,500 with Reed taking home an additional $1,000 with Palker getting $500; Andrews $400; Shaffer $350; Polyak $300; Sheldon Haudenschild $275; Henry $250; Mintz $225 and Krimes $200.

In the 25-lap Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature, T.J. Michael and John Ivy would bring the field to green but a multi-car crash on the front stretch that saw Jamie Miller and Dan Hammond flip and Alvin Roepke tore up would necessitate another try. When the green flew again Michael took the lead over Ivy, Jason Keckler, Tyler Gunn and Jordan Ryan. The caution flew after a lap for a Jeremy Duposki and Mike Moore spin.

On the restart Michael pulled away from Ivy with Keckler and Ryan in tow. With six laps in Ivy had a front tire going flat as Ryan raced into second with Keckler taking third. Michael hit lapped traffic on the eighth lap just as the caution flew for Kyle Capodice who spun in turn four right in front of the leaders.

Michael again would take charge on the start with Keckler taking second while Weaver had worked his way from 11th to fourth. Keckler would drive to Michael’s outside to take the top spot on lap 11 with Weaver challenging for second. As Keckler raced into traffic on lap 14 Weaver was there to pounce and he drove into the lead on lap 15.

Only a caution for a Josh Harrison spin on lap 17 would slow Weaver’s march to the win. When the green flew he pulled away as Michael had his hands full with Ryan for second. Ryan would take the runner-up spot on lap 19 but couldn’t hunt down Weaver.

Weaver would take the checkers over Ryan, Michel, Keckler and Gunn.

Fremont Speedway would put a $1,500 point fund for the division over the two days of competition and Weaver earned the top prize of $300.

In the 20-lap dirt truck main, Kent Brewer and Ivy would bring the field to green but before a lap could be completed Dana Fry would spin. On the second try fourth place starter Valenti would rocket into the lead over Ivy, Brewer and Jimmy McGrath. But a Cory McCaughey spin after a lap was complete would slow the pace.

Another caution for a Fry and Loren Schwochow spin on lap three followed by a Brad Keckler spin on lap four kept the field close. When the green flew again though Valenti ran away from the field while Ivy, McGrath, Matt Foos, Daniel Roepke and Dustin Keegan waged a tremendous battle for second.

With Valenti stretching his lead, at the halfway point Ivy ran second with Roepke, McGrath and Foos in tow. Roepke would take second on lap 14 with Foos moving into third on lap 16. But no one was going to catch Valenti as he drove to the win over Roepke, Foos, Ivy and McGrath.

Prior to the races the 2014 Fremont Speedway Queen’s Pageant was held and the panel of judges chose Maria Gerber as the queen with Jessica Shanteau as first runner-up.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 28 when the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars come to town for a $10,000-to-win event. Reserved seating is available by going to and clicking on the World of Outlaws banner.

Fremont Speedway - 9/14/2013
JLH General Contractors Night

UNOH All Star Sprints (37 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines
1. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.121; 2. 80-Trey Gustin, 12.166; 3. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.199; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.252; 5. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.265; 6. 53-DJ Foos, 12.280; 7. 55-Brad Bowman, 12.294; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.303; 9. 87-Alan Krimes, 12.306; 10. 2-Dale Blaney, 12.325; 11. 60K-Jody Keegan, 12.378; 12. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.382; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.386; 14. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.389; 15. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.405; 16. 54-Cap Henry, 12.427; 17. O-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.450; 18. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.450; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.451; 20. 83-Tim Shaffer, 12.458; 21. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 12.465; 22. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 12.467; 23. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.484; 24. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 12.536; 25. 5K-Adam Kekich, 12.566; 26. 1080-Jordan MacKison, 12.585; 27. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.589; 28. 81P-Paige Polyak, 12.614; 29. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.649; 30. 70-Jeff Swindell, 12.712; 31. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 12.755; 32. 24H-Bryan Sebetto, 12.756; 33. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.830; 34. 39M-Matt Merrill, 12.884; 35. 312-Mike Linder, 13.198; 36. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.199; 37. 787-Jimmy Pooler, 13.356

Heat 1 Kear's Speed Shop - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. O-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[2] ; 2. 87-Alan Krimes[4] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 4. 45-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 7. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich[7] ; 10. 787-Jimmy Pooler[10]

Heat 2 All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 16M-Danny Mumaw[1] ; 3. 2-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 53-DJ Foos[5] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 6. 80-Trey Gustin[6] ; 7. 70-Jeff Swindell[8] ; 8. 39M-Matt Merrill[9] ; 9. 1080-Jordan MacKison[7]

Heat 3 Dragon Race Fuels - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[1] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[7] ; 6. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[8] ; 7. 55-Brad Bowman[5] ; 8. 60K-Jody Keegan[4] ; 9. 312-Mike Linder[9]

Heat 4 Kinsler Fuel Injections - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 83-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 54-Cap Henry[3] ; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 5. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[8] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 9. 81P-Paige Polyak[7]

Dash - Outer Wears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature
1. 87-Alan Krimes[1] ; 2. 2-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 53-DJ Foos[3] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[6]

B-Main - MSD Ignitions (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 2. 81P-Paige Polyak[10] ; 3. 80-Trey Gustin[1] ; 4. 70-Jeff Swindell[11] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[13] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 9. 39M-Matt Merrill[14] ; 10. 312-Mike Linder[15] ; 11. 1080-Jordan MacKison[9] ; 12. 787-Jimmy Pooler[17] ; 13. 5T-Travis Philo[16] ; 14. 60K-Jody Keegan[6] ; 15. 55-Brad Bowman[4] ; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich[8] ; 17. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[12]

A-Main - (50 Laps)
1. 2-Dale Blaney[2]; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer[15]; 3. 87-Alan Krimes[1]; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[4]; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[7]; 6. 81P-Paige Polyak[21]; 7. 70-Jeff Swindell[23]; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[6]; 9. 54-Cap Henry[9]; 10. O9-Craig Mintz[20]; 11. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[24]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson[14]; 13. 45-Danny Holtgraver[16]; 14. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[19]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[13]; 16. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[12]; 17. 16M-Danny Mumaw[17]; 18. 80-Trey Gustin[11]; 19. 5R-Byron Reed[5]; 20. 9X-Rob Chaney[18]; 21. 45L-Brian Lay[8]; 22. 53-DJ Foos[3]; 23. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[22]; 24. O-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[10]
Hard Charger: 70-Jeff Swindell[+16]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (24 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 8I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 3. OO-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 5. 4K-Bobby Clark[3] ; 6. 4T-Jim Taddeo[2] ; 7. O8-Andy Feil[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 8M-T.J Michael[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 3. 39M-Tony Beaber[4] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond[2] ; 6. 10-Josh Harrison[3] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 8. 1-Nate Dussel[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 3. 10S-Roger Shammo[5] ; 4. 4M-Jamie Miller[4] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 6. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[1] ; 7. 1M-Mike Moore[8] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[3]

A-Main - (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[11]; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6]; 3. 8M-T.J Michael[1]; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[5]; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3]; 6. 8I-John Ivy[2]; 7. 4K-Bobby Clark[14]; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[10]; 9. 1-Nate Dussel[22]; 10. 36-Seth Schneider[12]; 11. 10S-Roger Shammo[7]; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith[19]; 13. O8-Andy Feil[21]; 14. 2-Ricky Peterson[8]; 15. 4T-Jim Taddeo[18]; 16. 12-Kyle Capodice[23]; 17. 10-Josh Harrison[17]; 18. 39M-Tony Beaber[9]; 19. OO-Alvin Roepke[4]; 20. 4M-Jamie Miller[13]; 21. 22D-Dan Hammond[15]; 22. 1M-Mike Moore[16]; 23. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[20]
Hard Charger: 1-Nate Dussel[+13]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (23 Trucks)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2] ; 2. 37-Eric Devanna[4] ; 3. D1-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 4. 2-Matt Foos[5] ; 5. 99H-Art Howey Jr.[8] ; 6. 25S-Tony Siferd[7] ; 7. 99X-Gene Potridge[1] ; 8. 3X-Brad Keckler[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 2. 5-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[6] ; 3. 115-Ben Good[1] ; 4. 7-Dana Frey[4] ; 5. 16-Brandon Perkins[3] ; 6. 17-Bob Dible[5] ; 7. 10-Roger Inks[8] ; 8. 31-Mark Lawson[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 4S-Keith Sorg[2] ; 3. OO-John Ivy[7] ; 4. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[5] ; 5. 92-Loren Schwochow[1] ; 6. P51-Willie Keegan[6] ; 7. 18w-Cory Ward[3]

A-Main - (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4]; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[11]; 3. 2-Matt Foos[10]; 4. OO-John Ivy[2]; 5. 5-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[3]; 6. D1-Dustin Keegan[7]; 7. 17-Bob Dible[18]; 8. 37-Eric Devanna[6]; 9. 18W-Cory Ward[20]; 10. 99H-Art Howey Jr.[9]; 11. 115-Ben Good[12]; 12. 4S-Keith Sorg[8]; 13. 16-Brandon Perkins[15]; 14. 3X-Brad Keckler[23]; 15. 92-Loren Schwochow[16]; 16. 99X-Gene Potridge[22]; 17. 31-Mark Lawson[21]; 18. 8KB-Kent Brewer[1]; 19. 7-Dana Frey[13]; 20. 10-Roger Inks[19]; 21. 36M-Cory McCaughey[5]
Hard Charger: 17-Bob Dible[+11]

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UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions








PORT ROYAL, PA (Friday, Sept. 6, 2013) - There's just something about the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions and Port Royal Speedway that brings out the best in Greg Hodnett.

Hodnett led all 30 laps Friday for the $5,000 victory in the Night Before The Tuscarora 50. It was his fourth career win in the event having also taken the Night Before checkers in 1998, 2002 and 2003. It was Hodnett's 16th career UNOH All Star win. The victory was the eighth of the season overall for Hodnett.

"We were lucky I guess. The cautions really worked out for us. We weren't very good in traffic so the cautions gave us clean air and the car reacted much better. We have some work to do for tomorrow to get the car better to be able to make passes. We need to put ourselves in a good position," said Hodnett beside his Trone Outdoor/Eagle Steel/Eagle Evergreens/Apple Chevrolet/Bricker's Fries/KTS/Macri Concrete/Energym backed #39.

Brian Leppo hasn't raced a lot this summer but once given the opportunity to drive the John Zemaitis owned Zemco Speed Equipment/Zemco Headers backed #1z, he has made the most of it. He would come home second Friday and is excited about Saturday's big race.

"I haven't raced a lot this summer but I was lucky enough to team up with John and Pee Wee and Tommy (Karl, crew chief) and I'm so thankful for the opportunity. We have been a little off this year and we made some changes to the car last night and it made it much better...I was able to drive it any where and manuever the car. I'm excited about Saturday," said Leppo. "You can't put Greg Hodnett on the front row and expect to beat him. He's just too good and doesn't make many mistakes."

Pittsburgh native Danny Holtgraver continued his solid performance with a third place finish. He had gotten around Leppo second but it was negated by a caution, putting Leppo back into the runner-up spot.

"I had gotten around Brian and the caution came out and they put him back in front of me and on the restart he went to the bottom and I couldn't get around him. I was worried about holding Shaffer off. That team has found something lately. We went out late in qualifying and got fifth quick which put us in a great position for the rest of the night. The car was good all night but toward the end of the race I was just okay. We have some work to do for tomorrow," said Holtgraver of his Bryan Grove/Rob Hunter owned #45 with Canton Erectors/Berlin Natural Bakery sponsorship.

Hodnett started second in the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 sprint car feature and drove into control over Brian Leppo when the green flag fell.

Only the first two laps were recorded when the first caution flag unfurled for a stopped Ryan Taylor in the first corner.

The next eight laps went non-stop with Hodnett opening up a straightaway over Leppo before the next caution occurred for a stopped Doug Esh.

Hodnett was trailed by Leppo, Danny Holtgraver, eighth starter Tim Shaffer and Dale Blaney for the restart.

Another lap was notched before another yellow unfurled, this time forcing a stoppage for refueling.

The restart saw Logan Schuchart surge to the front, making advances from his 17th starting spot to break into the top five with 12 laps to go.

And then another yellow slowed the pace for a stopped Brent Marks with 11 laps left.

Hodnett was nearly home free on the final lap when Caleb Helms laid his car over as he ran onto the front stretch, stopping the race short of the checkers.

The green-white-checkered restart saw Hodnett still easily in control for a cruise to the finish and victory that was his first of the season at the track and 33rd overall of his Port Royal career.

Leppo finished second followed by Holtgraver, Shaffer and Schuchart. After starting 10th, Blane Heimbach rode home sixth followed by Lance Dewease, TJ Stutts, Cap Henry and Chad Layton.

With his fourth place finish Shaffer, who has won the last four straight UNOH All Star championships, narrowed the gap between he and current series point leader Dale Blaney to just 15 points with only four races left in the season. With his 7th place finish Lance Dewease, the 2011 UNOH All Star Eastern Region champion, nearly locked up the $20,000 top prize for 2013 with just Saturday's Tuscarora 50 remaining in the points race.

Port Royal Speedway - 9/6/2013
UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (39 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines
1. 2-Dale Blaney, 16.234; 2. 1Z-Brian Leppo, 16.427; 3. 98-Doug Esh, 16.434; 4. 27-Lance Dewease, 16.448; 5. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 16.494; 6. 39-Greg Hodnett, 16.500; 7. 54-Cap Henry, 16.503; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.568; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.574; 10. 83-Tim Shaffer, 16.676; 11. 40-Caleb Helms, 16.682; 12. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.701; 13. 2T-T.J. Stutts, 16.723; 14. 99M-Kyle Moody, 16.753; 15. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.787; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.792; 17. 7-Chad Layton, 16.804; 18. 5-Dylan Cisney, 16.807; 19. 27H-Lucas Wolfe, 16.820; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.827; 21. 19-Stevie Smith, 16.875; 22. 19M-Brent Marks, 16.878; 23. 80-Trey Gustin, 16.895; 24. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.896; 25. 69-Ryan Smith, 16.900; 26. 8H-Keith Kauffman, 16.961; 27. 747-Davey Sammons, 16.993; 28. O-Rick Lafferty, 16.995; 29. 44-Rodney Westhafer, 17.025; 30. 15-Adam Wilt, 17.074; 31. O7 I-Cliff Brian, 17.119; 32. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.162; 33. 1M-Mark Smith, 17.166; 34. 33-Curt Stroup, 17.329; 35. 11-Mike Erdley, 17.343; 36. 25B-Tyler Bear, 17.362; 37. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.380; 38. 55Z-Mark Zimmerman, 17.574; 39. O7-Mark Coldren, 17.904

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 7-Chad Layton[2] ; 2. 45-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 3. 19-Stevie Smith[1] ; 4. 2T-T.J. Stutts[3] ; 5. 2-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 69-Ryan Smith[7] ; 7. 75-Nicole Bower[10] ; 8. 44-Rodney Westhafer[8] ; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[4] ; 10. 1M-Mark Smith[9]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 19M-Brent Marks[1] ; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 1Z-Brian Leppo[6] ; 4. 39-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney[2] ; 6. 15-Adam Wilt[8] ; 7. 8H-Keith Kauffman[7] ; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody[3] ; 9. 33-Curt Stroup[9] ; 10. 55Z-Mark Zimmerman[10]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 80-Trey Gustin[1] ; 2. 27H-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 3. 21-Brian Montieth[3] ; 4. 98-Doug Esh[6] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 6. 54-Cap Henry[5] ; 7. O7 I-Cliff Brian[8] ; 8. 747-Davey Sammons[7] ; 9. O7-Mark Coldren[10] ; 10. 11-Mike Erdley[9]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[3] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 3. 12-Blane Heimbach[4] ; 4. 27-Lance Dewease[6] ; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor[5] ; 6. 55-Mike Wagner[1] ; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen[8] ; 8. O-Rick Lafferty[7] ; 9. 25B-Tyler Bear[9]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature
1. 39-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 2. 1Z-Brian Leppo[1] ; 3. 45-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 27-Lance Dewease[6] ; 6. 98-Doug Esh[5]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 55-Mike Wagner[4] ; 2. 54-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody[3] ; 4. 69-Ryan Smith[5] ; 5. 8H-Keith Kauffman[6] ; 6. 15-Adam Wilt[10] ; 7. O-Rick Lafferty[8] ; 8. O7 I-Cliff Brian[11] ; 9. 11-Mike Erdley[15] ; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen[12] ; 11. 44-Rodney Westhafer[9] ; 12. 75-Nicole Bower[17] ; 13. 55Z-Mark Zimmerman[18] ; 14. O7-Mark Coldren[19] ; 15. 25B-Tyler Bear[16] ; 16. 33-Curt Stroup[14] ; 17. 747-Davey Sammons[7]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)
1. 39-Greg Hodnett[1]; 2. 1Z-Brian Leppo[2]; 3. 45-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[8]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart[15]; 6. 12-Blane Heimbach[10]; 7. 27-Lance Dewease[5]; 8. 2T-T.J. Stutts[12]; 9. 54-Cap Henry[11]; 10. 7-Chad Layton[16]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich[19]; 12. 69-Ryan Smith[24]; 13. 2-Dale Blaney[4]; 14. 99M-Kyle Moody[13]; 15. 55-Mike Wagner[23]; 16. 19-Stevie Smith[20]; 17. 27H-Lucas Wolfe[18]; 18. 21-Brian Montieth[14]; 19. 80-Trey Gustin[22]; 20. 40-Caleb Helms[9]; 21. 19M-Brent Marks[21]; 22. 5-Dylan Cisney[17]; 23. 98-Doug Esh[6]; 24. 20-Ryan Taylor[7]
Hard Charger: 69-Ryan Smith[+12]

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UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions








ORRVILLE, Ohio Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 – After the weekend he had, Cole Duncan and his family had thought about just sitting at home Sunday. Good thing the Lockbourne, Ohio driver changed his mind.

Duncan took the lead with just two laps to go after race-long leader Jac Haudenschild blew a left rear tire, and went on to score his first career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Haudenschild, driving for fellow hall-of-famer Rick Ferkel lead the first 26 laps of the 30 lap feature before his left rear tire blew.

During the two day show at Attica on Friday and Saturday, Duncan’s family own team suffered a motor problem Friday and then broke a rear-end on Saturday.

“Oh my God…I don’t even know what to say. We weren’t even going to come today. We woke up and unloaded it out of the trailer and we were going to leave it in the shop for the week and go at it next week. Holy crap I’m glad we came,” said Duncan, whose father Rodney was a staple on the UNOH All Star circuit in the 1980s and 1990s.

“I didn’t even see Jac leave the track. I saw the tire laying on the back stretch…man I hate that for Rick (Ferkel, Jac’s car owner for the night) and Jac and those guys. Especially Rick…he works so hard and he deserved this win. But we’ll take it after the weekend we’ve had,” continued Duncan beside his Bobby Labonte Racing/Motorcity Auto Transport/CnB Mushroom Farms/Wolfden Carbonfiber Products/Industrial Special Powdercoating/Hoosier Tire backed #22.

“We raced with Andrew (Palker) a lot here last year…he’s a good racer obviously as he’s won the track championship twice in the last two years…that’s pretty impressive. To get to race with him…we raced each other clean and it was a hell of a lot of fun,” continued Palker. “First I have to thank my Mom and Dad and my two grandpas and my crew…they worked their asses off to get us here. I’ve been waiting a long time for this.”

Local driver Dean Jacobs capped off a great weekend and celebrated his 50th birthday in style by bringing the Joe and Diane Seeling owned #97 home in second.

“They were telling me I was getting old and I had to prove them wrong. We were good…I actually thought I was better than Cole. You couldn’t hardly see to enter this corner (turn one) from the dust but if you could get in there you could run the crap out of the thing. Cole was doing the exact same thing that I was and that’s why he beat me I guess,” said Jacobs beside his Northwest Ohio Towing and Recovery/NAPA Truck and Auto Center/Sugar Street Bar and Grill backed machine. “We needed this. Joe and Diane Seeling have given me a nice race car and I try my hardest. Sometimes it bites you and sometimes you have good results like tonight. Now we’re going to go celebrate my birthday and have a lot of fun.”

“I thought I had run fourth and we came around and saw that Cole won. I don’t know if I was happy I ran second or just as happy that he won. I raced a lot of races with his dad and his dad beat me a lot. I was just telling him the other night because he was so good at Attica that as soon as he gets that first one they will start coming. Let me tell you…that boy is going to win a lot of races,” added Jacobs.

Track champion Andrew Palker kept his impressive run going with a third place finish after running second through much of the race.

“I just didn’t hear Cole up top and I should have put up there in the crap and cooled that tire off but I spent too much time on the bottom. And I got my right rear too hot and there at the end it was just too hot and I had nothing left. I can’t say enough about this team and Kistler Racing Products and Brian Kemenah and Paul Kistler…they are helping us out a bunch. We are sure learning a lot out here right now and it’s really showing when we came back home,” said Palker beside his Albreight Trucking/King Inspection/J&J Auto Racing/Weld Wheels backed #57x.

Newly crowned Lernerville Speedway champion Brandon Spithaler and Haudenschild would bring the field to green with Haudenschild rim-riding into the lead. Just three laps in third place running Lee Jacobs would spin with Brad Haudenschild stopping to avoid a collision. On the restart Haudenschild would rocket away from Spithaler with Duncan, Palker, Jacobs, Dale Blaney and Trey Gustin in tow.

Palker would move into third on lap six and would take second two circuits later. The caution would fly on lap nine for a Caleb Helms spin. On the restart Haudenschild would again blast into a commanding lead with Palker comfortably in second while Spithaler, Duncan, Blaney and Jacobs battled for third.

The caution would come out again on lap 12 as Lee Jacobs’ mount stopped on the front stretch with brake issues. The restart order was Haudenschild, Palker, Blaney, Duncan, Spithaler and Dean Jacobs. The field didn’t stay under green long as Jack Sodeman Jr. and Shawn Hubler got together on lap 12.

When the green reappeared Palker dove under Haudenschild in turns one and two, but “The Wild Child” rocketed off the cushion to pull away. As the laps ticked off Haudenschild built a sizeable lead over Palker as Blaney, Duncan and Jacobs battled for third.

The leaders would catch the back of the field on lap 18 and as most of the field ran the bottom, Haudenschild used the very top groove to pick off the lapped cars. Disaster nearly struck for Haudenschild with five laps to go as he jumped the heavy cushion in turn four and nearly got into the front stretch fence. That allowed Palker, Blaney, Duncan, Dean Jacobs and a closing Tim Shaffer to make up ground.

With seven laps to go Blaney would retire to the infield with mechanical woes, moving Duncan into third. As Haudenschild exited turn two on lap 27, his left rear tire would explode and he limped his mount back to the pits, handing the lead to Palker with Duncan, Dean Jacobs and Shaffer ready to pounce.

Duncan would drive around Palker for the lead with just two laps to go with Jacobs sneaking by on the white flag lap for second.

Duncan would drive to the win over Jacobs, Palker, Shaffer (from 11th), Rob Chaney, Danny Holtgraver (from 20th), Danny Mumaw (from 22nd), Brock Martin (from 16th), Spithaler and Gustin.

The UNOH All Stars will wrap up their Eastern Region points with a double-header at the Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania Sept. 6 and 7 before returning to Ohio for the Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway Sept. 13 and 14.

After Sunday’s race at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway, the point’s battle for the UNOH All Star championship and the Ohio Region title are getting interesting with Dale Blaney’s lead shrinking as Shaffer seeks his unprecedented fifth straight series title. Blaney is also trying to earn his fourth career series championship.

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Wayne County Speedway - 9/1/2013

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (30 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 80-Trey Gustin, 14.925; 2. 22-Cole Duncan, 14.974; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs, 15.037; 4. O-Jac Haudenschild, 15.128; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.135; 6. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 15.158; 7. 2-Dale Blaney, 15.167; 8. 83-Tim Shaffer, 15.207; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker, 15.247; 10. 9X-Rob Chaney, 15.292; 11. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 15.298; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 15.322; 13. 40-Caleb Helms, 15.385; 14. 5K-Adam Kekich, 15.407; 15. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 15.423; 16. 83M-Broc Martin, 15.468; 17. 787-Jimmy Pooler, 15.481; 18. 11-Shawn Hubler, 15.487; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.489; 20. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr., 15.510; 21. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 15.556; 22. 1B-Aaron Middaugh, 15.643; 23. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 15.680; 24. 70-Danny Mumaw, 15.689; 25. 54-Cap Henry, 15.769; 26. 15H-Mitch Harble, 15.843; 27. 23-Nick Patterson, 16.148; 28. 60-Kory Crabtree, 16.439; 29. 49-Kris Davis, 16.498; 30. 59J-Kirk Jeffries, 99.990

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[6] ; 6. 54-Cap Henry[7] ; 7. 787-Jimmy Pooler[2] ; 8. 49-Kris Davis[8]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 2. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 4. 11-Shawn Hubler[2] ; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich[3] ; 6. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[1] ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble[7]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 2-Dale Blaney[5] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3] ; 6. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[4] ; 7. 23-Nick Patterson[7]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 70-Danny Mumaw[1] ; 2. O-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 3. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[2] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 6. 83-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[7]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 2. O-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[1] ; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[5]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. 54-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 15H-Mitch Harble[6] ; 5. 787-Jimmy Pooler[3] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 7. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[4] ; 8. 23-Nick Patterson[7] ; 9. 49-Kris Davis[9] ; 10. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[-]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 22-Cole Duncan[4]; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[6]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[8]; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[11]; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney[9]; 6. 45-Danny Holtgraver[20]; 7. 70-Danny Mumaw[22]; 8. 83M-Broc Martin[16]; 9. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[1]; 10. 80-Trey Gustin[5]; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[10]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson[18]; 13. 5M-Max Stambaugh[21]; 14. 5K-Adam Kekich[14]; 15. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[12]; 16. 40-Caleb Helms[13]; 17. 46AU-Stuart Williams[15]; 18. 15H-Mitch Harble[24]; 19. O-Jac Haudenschild[2]; 20. 2-Dale Blaney[7]; 21. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[19]; 22. 11-Shawn Hubler[17]; 23. 81-Lee Jacobs[3]; 24. 54-Cap Henry[23]

Hard Charger: 70-Danny Mumaw[+15]

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UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions








Saturday, June 29, 2013

Contact: Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio (Saturday, June 29, 2013) – Who would have thought going into the final night of the 31st Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek Dale Blaney – a three time series and four time speedweek champion – wouldn’t have won a feature event during the six nights of racing? But Blaney remained confident…he knew speedweek was wrapping up at Fremont Speedway, where the “Low Rider” scored a $10,000 All Star win last month.

Blaney took the lead from Tim Shaffer at the half-way point of the 50-lap feature Saturday and held off a charging Kyle Larson to take home another $10,000 on Ludwig Propane Night. The win, the third UNOH All Star victory of the season for Blaney, is his 96th career with the series, just two shy of tying Kenny Jacobs for the all-time win lead. Blaney has more UNOH All Star wins at Fremont Speedway – 13 – than any other driver and now has 18 total wins at “The Track That Action Built.”

And while Blaney took home the big money, it was Larson and Shane Stewart who had the huge crowd on their feet. The pair started in row 11 – the 21st and 22nd starting spots and stormed to the front. Larson pressured Blaney the final seven laps as they raced through traffic. But “The Low Rider” held true to his name, not budging off the bottom groove to take the victory.

“On the red (on lap 32) I knew they (Stewart and Larson) were fourth and fifth and I knew there weren’t many lapped cars in there. To me those two guys are two of the best in the country no matter where you go. Shane’s been running so good this year and has been a threat every night. And Larson…I’ve watched him run a little bit…that guy is as talented a race car driver as I’ve ever seen in anything. It’s a good thing they didn’t start 10th and 11th,” said Blaney in the Engine Pro Victory Lane beside his Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis backed #2.

“It really wasn’t that demanding of a track. You just had to hit your marks. Every now and then the more conservative I got, especially down here (turns 1 and 2) I’d bounce through the holes and I knew they were coming and I was just trying to plug the holes,” added Blaney. “George (Fisher, crew chief) and all the guys are awesome. They make my job easy. I love Fremont…love the place, love the fans and to put on a great race like this is pretty cool.”

For Larson it was another runner-up finish for the month of June.

“We were really good. Once I got into second I was being too cautious. I could have tried to get to his inside once there in three but I figured I’d wait a little bit because I was getting off two better. But we got into heavier traffic and I wasn’t able to get that shot again,” said Larson beside his Abreu Vineyards/Butlerbuilt Seats/Stadelhoffer Construction backed #1k.

“To charge from 21st to second isn’t bad at all. Thanks to my crew, Dave Abreu, Rico Abreu, Jean and Brian Butler…everyone who helps on this 1k car. It’s always fun to come and race in Ohio. I love Ohio…I always do pretty well in Ohio. The fans are great. Maybe I’ll be able to run this race again next year. I was third last year and second this year…only one more way to go,” added Larson.

For Stewart, the charge to the front was fun, especially after flipping while leading the previous night at Limaland.

“I wouldn’t have bet a million dollars starting 22nd that I’d be standing up here. I felt like I had a good enough car to win the race last night and of course total driver error and destroyed the race car. My guys busted their butts all day long in the rain to put this other car back together. I can’t thank them enough. I was actually thinking after last night they would tell me they were going home. Kudos to Rich Farmer and the guys that work here at Fremont. They worked really hard. I saw the picture on Twitter at 6 a.m. and the sun was coming up and Rich was out here working. The rain Gods were on his side today and thank God Mother Nature stayed away. It’s been a heck of a week with the rain,” said Stewart beside his Tim Norman/Joe Gaerte owned machine.

“I had a lot of fun. This was a really good track and it’s good to see all the fans here and I’m happy would could put on a really good show for them,” added Stewart beside his Gaerte Engines/XYZ Machining/All Star Performance backed #3G. “I can’t thank all the people associated with the 3G enough for all the hard work they do for me.”

Meanwhile Shaffer’s fourth place finish would earn him the 2013 Ohio Sprint Speedweek Championship. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania driver also captured the speedweek title in 2011.

Speedweek had five different winners over six nights of racing – Chris Andrews, Jac Haudenschild (2 wins), Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart and Blaney. Two shows were rained out.

“I just missed it a little bit tonight. I was a little too tight. It was standing up and the rougher it got the worse we were. This year just seems like one of those years where it’s hard to get a win. We’ll keep plugging away at it,” said Shaffer of his Aaron Call/Janet Holbrook owned #83.

“Hats off to my team. They did a great job all week and we had consistently good finishes. I just feel like I’m letting them down a little. We have been in position and just didn’t capitalize this week,” added Shaffer of his Kistler Engines/J&J Auto Racing/VRP Shocks backed machine.

Brandy Bacon and Shaffer would bring the field to the green for the 50-lap feature with Shaffer grabbing the point over Bacon, Justin Henderson, Danny Smith, Blaney, Byron Reed and Danny Holtgraver. A Travis Philo spin on lap three would halt the action with the running order Shaffer, Bacon, Henderson, Blaney and Smith.

When the green reappeared, Shaffer would pull away from Bacon as Henderson and Blaney were locked in a good battle for third. Shaffer would race into lapped traffic by the ninth circuit and Bacon would close. Just as the front two began to battle as they weaved through traffic, Brock Martin would bring out the caution.

Shaffer and Bacon would lead Blaney, Henderson, Reed and Holtgraver back to the green. Just seven laps later the leaders again raced into lapped traffic and Blaney began pressuring Bacon for second. Meanwhile Stewart and Larson had worked their way from 21st and 22nd starting spots to eighth and ninth. Blaney would grab second on lap 18 and used lapped cars to pull even with Shaffer on lap 22. Shaffer and Blaney battled over the next three laps before Blaney used a lapped car as a pick to pass Shaffer for the lead on lap 25.

At the halfway point the running order was Blaney, Shaffer, Bacon, Reed, Stewart and Larson. The caution would fly for a Jac Haudenschild 360 spin on lap 26 and on the restart both Stewart and Larson drove by Reed. Just as the leaders approached very heavy lapped traffic on lap 32, Holtgraver would stop exiting turn two. The field would then be stopped for refueling.

On the restart Blaney would pull away from Shaffer who was battling with Bacon while Stewart and Larson were prepared to pounce. Larson would drive around Stewart on lap 34 and would take third from Bacon on lap 38. As Blaney and Shaffer raced into lapped traffic again with seven laps to go, Larson blasted around Shaffer into second. With five laps to go Larson had caught Blaney and attempted several passes but just couldn’t get under Blaney for the lead.

Larson would give it one last try on the final lap, but Blaney held his bottom groove and drove to the win. Larson, Stewart, Shaffer and Bacon would round out the top five.

Not to be outdone, the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints also put on a fantastic show. Coming to the checkered flag, Dustin Dinan, who took the lead from Bobby Clark with only four laps to go, was held up by a lapped cars as Clark blasted to his outside with Jordan Ryan also in the fray. Dinan would move the lapped car out of his way and would storm to his second feature win of the season at Fremont.

“I’m sorry for doing that but I lost a race being too patient for a lapped car and I wasn’t going to let that happen again. I didn’t really want to do that but I had to,” said Dinan in the Engine Pro Victory Lane beside his Tanks Meats/Johnson’s Hunting and Fishing/Quality Welding/Hillside Pawn Shop/Quaintance Farms/Schiets Tender Touch Car Wash backed #6.

“I have to thank Rich Farmer and Shelly Liskai and my crew Dave Foos, Jamie Adams, Richard Sebastian, Tom Losher, Aaron Fought, Bryce, Brock, Rachel and my baby girl…Sleeker…everybody,” added Dinan.

Jason Keckler and T.J. Michael would pace the field to the green for the 25-lap feature for the 305 sprints, with Michael gaining the advantage over fourth starter Clark, Keckler, Dinan and Nate Dussel. Clark would drive around Michael for the lead on lap two before the caution would fly for Jeremy Shambaugh who suffered suspension damage.

On the restart Clark would pull away as Dinan blasted into second with Michel, Keckler, Dussel, John Ivy, Ryan and Alvin Roepke in tow. As Clark raced into lapped traffic on lap 13, Dinan closed and raced under him over the next couple of laps before Jess Stiger would break, bringing out another caution on lap 14.

When the green reappeared, Clark and Dinan picked up their battle with Keckler locked in a tremendous race with Dussel and Ryan. As the leaders raced into traffic with five to go, Dinan was close. A lap later he would execute a slider in turn two to grab the lead from Clark with Ryan closing. With two to go it was now a three car battle for the lead between Dinan, Clark and Ryan.

As they entered turns three and four on the final lap, a back marker was on the bottom where Dinan was running. Clark would jump to the cushion with Ryan following. Dinan would nudge the lapped car out of the groove, sending him spinning as Dinan drove to the win over Clark, Ryan, Ivy and Michael.

Maverick Wright, 13, of Delta, Ohio, would storm from last starting spot to take the win in the Computer Man Sports Compacts. It was the second win of his career at Fremont.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action July 6tth which is being touted as Local Heroes Night. On Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night, anyone in uniform from scouts to law enforcement to firefighters and EMTs to military personnel both past and present (with a military ID) will get into the races free.

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Fremont Speedway - 6/29/2013
Ludwig Propane Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (43 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines
1. 83-Tim Shaffer, 13.132
2. O-Justin Henderson, 13.220
3. 2-Dale Blaney, 13.339
4. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr., 13.392
5. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.405
6. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.421
7. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.493
8. 4-Danny Smith, 13.518
9. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.570
10. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.589
11. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.627
12. 24H-Bryan Sebetto, 13.629
13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.665
14. 14H-Todd Heller, 13.819
15. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 13.840
16. 55-Brad Bowman, 13.899
17. 53-DJ Foos, 13.998
18. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.011
19. 9W-Brandon Wimmer, 14.039
20. O9-Craig Mintz, 14.162
21. 59-Jac Hudenschild, 14.210
22. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.213
23. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.277
24. 1K-Kyle Larson, 14.280
25. 40-Caleb Helms, 14.318
26. 7K-Cole Duncan, 14.345
27. 60K-Jody Keegan, 14.354
28. 3G-Shane Stewart, 14.424
29. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.517
30. 54-Cap Henry, 14.570
31. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.630
32. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 14.642
33. 29T-Robin Dawkins, 14.652
34. 80-Trey Gustin, 14.670
35. 78-Todd Kane, 14.675
36. 97-Dean Jacobs, 14.826
37. 96AU-Bruce White, 15.033
38. 11X-Brandon Martin, 15.064
39. 17-Scott Euler, 15.089
40. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 15.286
41. 97X-Rodney Hurst, 15.679
42. 50B-Mike Burns, 16.275
43. 787-Jimmy Pooler, 23.105

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 53-DJ Foos[2]
2. 59-Jac Hudenschild[1]
3. 99-Brady Bacon[4]
4. 83-Tim Shaffer[6]
5. 5R-Byron Reed[5]
6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3]
7. W20-Greg Wilson[8]
8. 29T-Robin Dawkins[9]
9. 40-Caleb Helms[7]
10. 96AU-Bruce White[10]
11. 97X-Rodney Hurst[11]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[2]
2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1]
3. O-Justin Henderson[6]
4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4]
5. 54-Cap Henry[8]
6. 7K-Cole Duncan[7]
7. 83M-Broc Martin[5]
8. 80-Trey Gustin[9]
9. 14H-Todd Heller[3]
10. 11X-Brandon Martin[10]
11. 50B-Mike Burns[11]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 9W-Brandon Wimmer[2]
2. 57X-Andrew Palker[1]
3. 45L-Brian Lay[4]
4. 2-Dale Blaney[6]
5. 45-Danny Holtgraver[3]
6. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[8]
7. 16-Chris Andrews[5]
8. 60K-Jody Keegan[7]
9. 17-Scott Euler[10]
10. 78-Todd Kane[9]
11. 787-Jimmy Pooler[11]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1K-Kyle Larson[1]
2. O9-Craig Mintz[2]
3. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[4]
4. 3G-Shane Stewart[7]
5. 4-Danny Smith[5]
6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[10]
7. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[6]
8. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[8]
9. 55-Brad Bowman[3]
10. 97-Dean Jacobs[9]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature
1. 99-Brady Bacon[1]
2. 83-Tim Shaffer[2]
3. 5R-Byron Reed[4]
4. 4-Danny Smith[6]
5. 2-Dale Blaney[3]
6. O-Justin Henderson[5]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 83M-Broc Martin[2]
2. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[1]
3. 16-Chris Andrews[3]
4. W20-Greg Wilson[10]
5. 55-Brad Bowman[6]
6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4]
7. 40-Caleb Helms[7]
8. 78-Todd Kane[15]
9. 60K-Jody Keegan[9]
10. 80-Trey Gustin[14]
11. 14H-Todd Heller[5]
12. 46AU-Stuart Williams[20]
13. 29T-Robin Dawkins[13]
14. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[11]
15. 17-Scott Euler[19]
16. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[12]
17. 11X-Brandon Martin[18]
18. 97-Dean Jacobs[16]
19. 96AU-Bruce White[17]
20. 787-Jimmy Pooler[23]
21. 7K-Cole Duncan[8]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (50 Laps)
1. 2-Dale Blaney[5]
2. 1K-Kyle Larson[21]
3. 3G-Shane Stewart[22]
4. 83-Tim Shaffer[2]
5. 99-Brady Bacon[1]
6. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[9]
7. O9-Craig Mintz[17]
8. 5R-Byron Reed[3]
9. 45L-Brian Lay[8]
10. 59-Jac Hudenschild[18]
11. W20-Greg Wilson[23]
12. 9W-Brandon Wimmer[16]
13. 4-Danny Smith[4]
14. 53-DJ Foos[14]
15. O-Justin Henderson[6]
16. 11N-Randy Hannagan[7]
17. 5T-Travis Philo[15]
18. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[11]
19. 45-Danny Holtgraver[10]
20. 57X-Andrew Palker[20]
21. 54-Cap Henry[24]
22. 16-Chris Andrews[13]
23. 83M-Broc Martin[12]
24. 35-Stuart Brubaker[19]
Hard Charger: 1K-Kyle Larson[+19]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (22 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 4X-Bobby Clark[3] ; 2. 8I-John Ivy[6] ; 3. 6-Dustin Dinan[7] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond[4] ; 7. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[5] ; 8. 7P-Brandon Moore[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 2. 10-Josh Harrison[1] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 4. 8M-T.J Michael[4] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 6. 10S-Roger Shammo[3] ; 7. 36X-Dustin Keegan[7] Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 4. OO-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 6-Dustin Dinan[3]; 2. 4X-Bobby Clark[4]; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7]; 4. 8I-John Ivy[8]; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[1]; 6. 1-Nate Dussel[6]; 7. 8M-T.J Michael[2]; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[13]; 9. 1W-Paul Weaver[15]; 10. OO-Alvin Roepke[5]; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[10]; 12. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9]; 13. 22D-Dan Hammond[16]; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[18]; 15. 36X-Dustin Keegan[20]; 16. 10-Josh Harrison[11]; 17. 10S-Roger Shammo[17]; 18. 7P-Brandon Moore[22]; 19. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[19]; 20. 8J-Jess Stiger[14]; 21. 2-Ricky Peterson[12]; 22. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[21]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver[+6]

Computer Man Compacts (13 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

A-Main - (12 Laps)

1. 98-Maverick Wright[13]; 2. 22-Brandon Leighton[7]; 3. 23-Andrew Schroeder[11]; 4. 14-Amanda Shammo[12]; 5. 711-Taylor Holland[1]; 6. 7P-Evan Patynko[8]; 7. 34S-McKenzie Biddle[5]; 8. 99-Eric Pocock[6]; 9. 85-Andy Earnhart[4]; 10. 29-Chevy Farmer[2]; 11. 5-Tyler Sherman[10]; 12. 32-Brandon Myers[9]

Hard Charger: 98-Maverick Wright[+12]

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UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions








Friday, June 28, 2013

Contact: Brian Liskai

LIMA, Ohio – There’s just something about high banked race tracks with a cushion inches off the wall that brings out the best in Jac Haudenschild.

The Wooster, Ohio driver took over the lead on lap six after the previous two front runners – Shane Stewart and Jac’s son, Sheldon – crashed, and drove away the remaining 33 laps for his second win of the 31st Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. For Jac, who won Saturday at Eldora Speedway which also featured a slick groove inches from the outside wall, it was his 25th career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory. The win was Haudenschild’s second career All Star win at Limaland which has now hosted the series 28 times since 1983.

“The car felt good and the track was definitely the way I like it…slick and to the wall. My mechanic Bonsai had the car really good tonight. Tom Leidig…I just want to thank him for putting me in a car this year. It’s nice to have a good ride,” said Haudenschild beside his Auto Electric backed #59. “It really is nice to be in Ohio racing during speedweek. I love racing around here….it’s where I started. It’s great to win at Limaland.”

For Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver second place continues his hot streak during speedweek of top 10 runs and puts him in contention to claim the Ohio Speedweek championship. It all will come down to Saturday’s $10,000-to-win finale at Fremont as Holtgraver and Tim Shaffer are within a handful of points of one another.

“I had a little bit of trouble getting through traffic…I got caught up behind one. This place is like a mini-Eldora and Jac’s best at Eldora so why not be good here. It was a fun race. I just wish I could have gotten closer at the end. The car was awesome. I have to thank my guys, Brian, Chris, Rob, my dad, Rob Hunter and Bryan Grove…a lot of awesome people who have given me a great opportunity and I’m having a good time here,” said Holtgraver beside his Canton Erectors/Berlin Natural Bakery./DKW Transport/Classic Ink backed #45.

After having to change a tire and go to the tail just 7 laps into the race, four time UNOH All Star champion Tim Shaffer charged to a third place finish.

“I think the tire went flat right off the bat. It was laying on the right rear hard. I was telling Cody (Jacobs, crew chief) on that yellow ‘I think my tire is low.’ And then when that red came out I asked that guy and he said it was really low. I didn’t know what to do…either we try to stay out or go get it fixed. It worked out great. I’m really proud of my guys, the whole CH Motorsports team. We’re banging on the door and getting closer and closer to getting a win. We’ll keep working harder,” said Shaffer beside his Aaron Call/Janet Holbrook owned machine with sponsorship from J&J Auto Racing, Kistler Engines/VRP Shocks and Champion Oil.

“Tomorrow is another race and we have to do our homework tomorrow. Everything seems to change. It’s about getting the car really awesome. Fremont has been good to me and it’s always fun to race there so hopefully we can come out of there with our first All Star win this season,” added Shaffer who inches closer to Dale Blaney for the UNOH All Star national and Ohio region point lead.

Sheldon Haudenschild and Shane Stewart would bring the field to the green for the 40-lap feature with Stewart bolting into the lead with Sheldon Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild, Holtgraver, Danny Smith, Dale Blaney and Randy Hannagan in tow. Just three laps into the race Stewart would jump the cushion in turn one and flip, handing the lead to Sheldon.

Sheldon would lead on the restart over Jac, as Holtgraver and Blaney battled hard for third with Hannagan, Byron Reed, Smith and Cole Duncan staying close. As they came out of turn four on lap five, Sheldon would jump the cushion, flipping his mount. That handed the lead to Jac with Holtgraver, Blaney, Hannagan, Reed and Duncan in tow. On the restart, D.J. Foos would crash in turn. A lap later a multi-car pile-up involving Greg Wilson, Caleb Helms, Bryan Sebetto and Dallas Hewitt would necessitate a fuel stop during which time Shaffer went pit side to change the flat right rear tire.

The restart order was Jac Haudenschild, Holtgraver, Blaney, Hannagan, Reed, Smith, Duncan, Dean Jacobs, Brandon Martin and Cap Henry. With a clear track on the restart, Haudenschild rocketed away while Holtgraver battled with Blaney for second and behind them Hannagan and Reed were locked in a tremendous duel for fourth.

The race would go non-stop the remaining distance.

Haudenschild would move into lapped traffic on lap 15 and began picking them off one at a time as Holtgraver got a little hung up and couldn’t gain ground. At the half-way point, Haudenschild encountered heavy lapped traffic that was racing side by side in front of him. Holtgraver closed quickly with Blaney, Reed and Hannagan also making up ground. Once clear of the traffic with 15 laps remaining, Haudenschild pulled away.

Meanwhile Shaffer, who had restarted on lap 7 in the 17th position, had worked his way up to fifth by lap 30. With five to go Haudenschild had a comfortable lead over Holtgraver with Blaney, Hannagan and Shaffer giving chase. Shaffer would move into fourth with just three laps remaining and took third as they raced to the white flag.

Haudenschild would rim-ride to the checkered over Holtgraver, Shaffer, Blaney and Hannagan.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/28/2013

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (34 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 97-Dean Jacobs, 10.752; 2. W20-Greg Wilson, 10.790; 3. 54-Cap Henry, 10.829; 4. 40-Caleb Helms, 10.851; 5. 3G-Shane Stewart, 10.852; 6. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.869; 7. 2-Dale Blaney, 10.901; 8. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 10.902; 9. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 10.926; 10. 4-Danny Smith, 10.988; 11. 7K-Cole Duncan, 10.993; 12. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 10.993; 13. 83-Tim Shaffer, 11.023; 14. 5R-Byron Reed, 11.064; 15. 11X-Brandon Martin, 11.074; 16. 53-DJ Foos, 11.099; 17. 24H-Bryan Sebetto, 11.118; 18. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 11.174; 19. 99-Brady Bacon, 11.193; 20. 9W-Brandon Wimmer, 11.214; 21. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 11.221; 22. 55-Brad Bowman, 11.236; 23. 80-Trey Gustin, 11.253; 24. 2M-Dallas Hewitt, 11.280; 25. 5T-Travis Philo, 11.363; 26. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 11.371; 27. O-Justin Henderson, 11.416; 28. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr., 11.493; 29. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 11.518; 30. 69-Scott Curren, 11.621; 31. 29T-Robin Dawkins, 11.940; 32. 27-Brad Lamerson, 11.969; 33. 92-Sam Ashworth, 12.080; 34. 96AU-Bruce White, 12.104

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 2. 59-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[2] ; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 3G-Shane Stewart[5] ; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 9. 92-Sam Ashworth[9]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 55-Brad Bowman[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[4] ; 4. 35R-Ronnie Blair[2] ; 5. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[6] ; 7. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[9] ; 9. 69-Scott Curren[8]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 99-Brady Bacon[2] ; 2. 11X-Brandon Martin[3] ; 3. 7K-Cole Duncan[4] ; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[5] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[1] ; 6. O-Justin Henderson[7] ; 7. 54-Cap Henry[6] ; 8. 29T-Robin Dawkins[8]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2M-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 3. 9W-Brandon Wimmer[2] ; 4. 53-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 45-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 6. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[7] ; 7. 27-Brad Lamerson[8] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[6]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 3G-Shane Stewart[3] ; 3. 45-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 4. 59-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[9] ; 6. 2-Dale Blaney[11]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 3. 54-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 6. O-Justin Henderson[7] ; 7. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[8] ; 8. 29T-Robin Dawkins[11] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[14] ; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 11. 27-Brad Lamerson[12] ; 12. 92-Sam Ashworth[13] ; 13. 69-Scott Curren[10] ; 14. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps)

1. 59-Jac Haudenschild[4]; 2. 45-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[9]; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[6]; 5. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[10]; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[11]; 8. 7K-Cole Duncan[7]; 9. 55-Brad Bowman[22]; 10. 54-Cap Henry[13]; 11. 99-Brady Bacon[19]; 12. 11X-Brandon Martin[15]; 13. 9W-Brandon Wimmer[20]; 14. 4-Danny Smith[5]; 15. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[21]; 16. 35R-Ronnie Blair[18]; 17. 80-Trey Gustin[23]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson[12]; 19. 40-Caleb Helms[14]; 20. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[17]; 21. 2M-Dallas Hewitt[24]; 22. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[1]; 23. 53-DJ Foos[16]; 24. 3G-Shane Stewart[2]

Hard Charger: 55-Brad Bowman[+13]

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UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions








Sunday, May 26, 2013

Contact: Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Dale Blaney always says he does not like leading early. But, when you know you have a good car and there’s $10,000 on the line….that can change a driver’s attitude.

Blaney led all 50 laps Sunday at Fremont Speedway on Budweiser Night to take his 95th career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory and is now just three away from tying Kenny Jacobs for the most series wins. It wasn’t easy for Blaney as he had to hold off a charging Shane Stewart the last seven laps for his 17th career win at “The Track That Action Built.” Blaney, who finished a close second the previous night at Fremont Speedway, leads all drivers at the track with UNOH All Star wins with 12 as the series has visited the historic speedway 107 times.

“Any time you come here it’s always a good race and that had to be a good race for the fans. Ninety-five wins…that means I’ve been at it a long time. George has won a lot of races for me. He does a hell of a job and if it wasn’t for him doing all the work that he does and Ti22 and GF1…George is 98 percent of the team and I’m just two and sometimes it’s a good two and sometimes it’s a bad two,” said Blaney of his second UNOH All Star win of 2013.

“My car was so good in the dash and I thought I’m just going to get out there and see if I can put as many lapped cars between me and second as I could. I was decent early and George (Fisher, crew chief) kind of told me to look at the top and I did down here and I felt rubber a little bit getting off four and then everybody started to crawl the top and I kept hearing somebody and I was so tight getting in behind guys it was hard for me to get around and get on their right rear. And Shane (Stewart) was up there and I saw his nose wing and man, it was for $10,000 and he had a run around there and I was coming and it was tight but it was a cool race,” said Blaney beside his Ti22 Performance, GF1 Chassis backed machine.

Blaney made it look easy the first 20 laps of the event, but couldn’t run and hide as three cautions in the middle stages of the race kept Stewart, Tim Shaffer, Chris Andrews and Craig Mintz close. Also, fans were on the edge of their seats watching Greg Wilson, who last week came from 18th starting spot to collect his second win of the season at Fremont, as he charged from 17th to sixth by the half-way point. But, after the last caution flew on lap 26, the remainder of the race would go green and when Blaney found heavy lapped traffic with 17 to go, Stewart, Shaffer and others had found a little rubber on the high side of the track and closed quickly. With six laps to go, Stewart had pulled right on Blaney’s rear bumper as they diced through traffic.

On lap 46 Stewart drove to Blaney’s outside in turns three and four with Blaney squeezing him to the front stretch wall and breaking his momentum. This allowed 9th starter Craig Mintz, the track’s defending champion, to make it a three car battle. With two laps to go, Stewart was all over Blaney with Mintz driving inside of both to challenge. As the white flag flew, the large crowd was on their feet as the trio worked each other and traffic. Blaney was able to drive off the top of turn four to take the win while Mintz drove around Stewart for second. Shaffer and 11th starter Caleb Griffith – after a spirited battle with Wilson – would round out the top five.

“If that were a 55-lap race it would have been fun but hats off to Dale. Those guys got out front and it started taking rubber a little bit and the guys started playing follow the leader around the top…it was kind of hard to pass race cars. You just had to hope for someone to miss rubber,” said Mintz beside his Real Geese Decoys, R2C Filters, Design Graphics Group, Keller Chevrolet, Erie Shore Propane, Walby Construction, KS Sales and Services backed #09.

“I have to thank my mom and my dad and Kathy and my wife and Hoagie and Brad and Kevin and Steven Linder has been helping out a ton. I can’t thank all those folks enough,” added Mintz.

Stewart was disappointed he couldn’t bring home the win aboard his Joe Gaerte and Tim Norman owned #3G.

“I wasn’t here to run second and sacrificed a spot there trying to win. Man I don’t know what George and Dale do but when it gets slick those guys are pretty tough to beat,” said Stewart beside his Gaerte Engines, XYZ Machining, All Star Performance, Red Line Oil backed machine. “I can’t thank my guys enough. They worked hard for me. We had a little altercation…I actually yelled at them a little bit after the dash and I don’t ever mean to do that. But they kept working hard for me and they always give me a great car and I just came up a little bit short.”

“I knew I was going to be better than Dale was once it took rubber because he was better before the rubber laid down. I had one shot at him, maybe two and screwed up both times,” added Stewart.

In the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks, Fremont rookie Matt Foos would take the lead on lap two, but surrendered it to four time feature winner John Ivy in lapped traffic on lap 13. But a caution with three laps to go gave him another shot and he pounced. As Ivy, Dustin Keegan and Foos drove down the back stretch coming to the white flag, Foos drove his machine in hard and blasted under both to lead. But, Ivy and Keegan didn’t falter and the trio raced side by side the last lap with Foos edging out both for his first career win.

“There was a big puddle of water down there (in turns one and two) and I kept hitting it and getting tight and I was messing up left and right and John took advantage of it. I think he actually messed up once and I took advantage of that,” said Foos beside his Fremont Fence, M&L Excavating, Advanced Auto Parts, Kent’s Transmissions backed #2. “I wanted this one. These guys don’t get enough recognition for how much work they do on these things and Charlie Butler been helping me out a lot and it’s obviously been paying off. I have to thank Brian and Sherry Sorg, Cowboy, Keith, Charlie, Craig, and everyone that supports me.”

Not to be outdone, the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints put on a whale of a feature too. Jason Keckler would lead the first eight laps before Dustin Dinan would use a lapped car as a pick to take the lead, Dinan lead the next eight laps before a caution would fly and on the restart Paul Weaver would execute a flier to take the lead as he and Dinan banged wheels. Weaver would then hold off John Ivy the rest of the way for his 32nd career victory.

Weaver tied Wally Heminger for 11th on the track’s all-time win list.

“He (Dinan) missed the rubber on that restart and had her hanging out there and I thought he was going to go out the entrance there. I thought if I could at least get beside him in the rubber I’d be alright,” said Weaver beside his Weaver Performance, Hampshire Racing Engines, Buckeye Mobile Coatings, M&L Excavating, Schiets Motorsports backed machine.

Blaney and Shaffer would bring the field to the green for the 50-lap affair with Blaney grabbing the lead over Shaffer while Stewart and Andrews raced hard for third. Andrews would take third on lap two and would drove around Shaffer for second on the next circuit. With six laps recorded all eyes were on Wilson who had moved from 17th to seventh.

Blaney would drive into heavy lapped traffic by the 10th lap as Andrews and now Stewart battled hard second with Shaffer, Mintz, Jack Sodeman and Wilson in pursuit. Stewart would nab second on lap 12 but could not close on Blaney. The first caution flew on lap 21 for a stalled Adam Kekich. Blaney would have a lapped machine separating him from Stewart with a resurgent Shaffer, Andrews, Mintz and Wilson in pursuit. Just four laps later Andrews’ great run would end as he slid off the high side of turn two to bring out the caution. A lap and another caution for a stalled Stewart Brubaker kept Blaney from hiding from Stewart.

On the restart Blaney and Stewart pulled away while Shaffer and Mintz were left to battle traffic and each other. Shaffer and Mintz swapped the third spot several times over the next few laps as Blaney and Stewart drove away. On lap 33 the leaders again drove into heavy lapped traffic and Stewart closed on Blaney ever so slightly while Shaffer and Mintz continued their battle with Wilson and now Caleb Griffith in pursuit. Mintz would finally grab third on lap 37.

Blaney sliced his way through traffic like a surgeon until there were just six laps to go and as he struggled somewhat, Stewart quickly closed, setting up the exciting finish.

In the 20 laps dirt truck feature, Brad Mitten and Steve Sabo brought the field to the green but Dana Fry would spin necessitating a complete restart. When the green flew again Sabo jumped into the lead over Mitten, Dustin Keegan, Foos and Shawn Valenti. Foos could drive under everyone into the lead on the second lap, bringing Mitten to second. The caution would fly for a Brian Melnek spin on lap five. A lap and an Art Ball spin kept the field close.

Foos would continue to lead when the green reappeared as Keegan raced into second, bringing Sabo to third and John Ivy into fourth. Ivy would use the bottom groove to slide into second on lap 11 as he, Sabo and Keegan waged a tremendous battle. The caution a lap later put Ivy right on Foos’ rear bumper and on the restart he would vault into the lead. Keegan would drive into second on lap 14 as he stayed within striking distance of Ivy. The final caution flew on lap 17 for Kent Brewer and on the restart, Ivy, Keegan and Foos were locked in a torrid battle. Foos would drive under both to lead by a bumper on the white flag, setting up the dramatic three wide race to the checkered.

Keckler and Jimmy Colvin paced the field to the green in the 25-lap 305 sprint main, but Colvin would spin necessitating a complete restart. Keckler would then jump into the lead with Dinan, Ivy, Weaver, Jeremy Duposki, Nate Dussel, T.J. Michael and Roger Shammo in pursuit. Weaver would drive into third on lap two. As Keckler raced into lapped traffic on lap 7, Dinan closed and took the lead a circuit later. Weaver grabbed second on lap 11 with Keckler and Ivy staying close while Dussel, Shammo, previous night’s winner Jordan Ryan and Dean Jacobs in pursuit.

Jess Stiger would bring out the yellow on lap 16 with Dinan leading Weaver, Ivy, Dussel, Keckler, Shammo, Ryan and Jacobs. On the restart Weaver went for broke and took the lead as Dinan would spin a lap later trying to get back buy. Now, with just seven laps remaining, Weaver had Ivy, Dussel, Keckler, Shammo, Jacobs and Michael on his rear bumper.

Weaver was able to hold off Ivy for the win with Dussel, Keckler and Shammo rounding out the top five.

There is no racing at Fremont Speedway next weekend but the Track That Action Built will be back to racing on Saturday, June 8 for Vision Quest Night with the 410 and 305 sprints, dirt trucks and sports compacts. Prior to the racing the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will take place in the historic covered grandstands beginning at 2:30 p.m.

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Fremont Speedway - 5/26/2013
UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (34 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 3G-Shane Stewart, 13.161; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.594; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer, 13.666; 4. 60K-Jody Keegan, 13.667; 5. 54-Cap Henry, 13.825; 6. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.906; 7. 29-Rob Chaney, 13.933; 8. 2-Dale Blaney, 14.110; 9. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr., 14.125; 10. 99-Brady Bacon, 14.153; 11. O9-Craig Mintz, 14.159; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.263; 13. 5K-Adam Kekich, 14.322; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.330; 15. 45L-Brian Lay, 14.423; 16. 53-D.J. Foos, 14.492; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.567; 18. 5R-Byron Reed, 14.598; 19. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.787; 20. 40-Caleb Helms, 14.799; 21. O-Justin Henderson, 14.817; 22. 24H-Bryan Sebetto, 14.818; 23. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 14.836; 24. 27P-Paige Polyak, 14.850; 25. O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.871; 26. 80-Trey Gustin, 14.921; 27. 97-Sam Haffertepe Jr., 15.103; 28. 27L-Brad Lamberson, 15.181; 29. 7C-Max Stanbaugh, 15.263; 30. 9X-Brandon Martin, 15.680; 31. 22T-Miranda Throckmorton, 16.089; 32. 50B-Mike Burns, 16.366; 33. 3F-Dean Kester, 16.368; 34. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 18.036

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. O-Justin Henderson[1] ; 3. 3G-Shane Stewart[6] ; 4. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[4] ; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich[3] ; 6. 54-Cap Henry[5] ; 7. 7C-Max Stanbaugh[8] ; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger[7]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 4. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 5. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 7. 9X-Brandon Martin[8] ; 8. 80-Trey Gustin[7]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 5. 29-Rob Chaney[5] ; 6. 97-Sam Haffertepe Jr.[7] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 8. 22T-Miranda Throckmorton[8]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 27P-Paige Polyak[1] ; 2. 60K-Jody Keegan[6] ; 3. 53-D.J. Foos[3] ; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[5] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 7. 27L-Brad Lamberson[7] ; 8. 50B-Mike Burns[8]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 2-Dale Blaney[3] ; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 4. 60K-Jody Keegan[2] ; 5. 3G-Shane Stewart[5] ; 6. 29-Rob Chaney[4]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 54-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 97-Sam Haffertepe Jr.[7] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 5. 7C-Max Stanbaugh[9] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 7. 80-Trey Gustin[6] ; 8. 22T-Miranda Throckmorton[11] ; 9. 50B-Mike Burns[12] ; 10. 27L-Brad Lamberson[8] ; 11. O8-Dan Kuriger[5]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (50 Laps)

1. 2-Dale Blaney[1]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[9]; 3. 3G-Shane Stewart[5]; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[2]; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[11]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[17]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[19]; 8. 29-Rob Chaney[6]; 9. 5R-Byron Reed[18]; 10. 54-Cap Henry[12]; 11. 97-Sam Haffertepe Jr.[24]; 12. 53-D.J. Foos[16]; 13. 99-Brady Bacon[8]; 14. 16-Chris Andrews[3]; 15. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[7]; 16. 45-Danny Holtgraver[22]; 17. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[21]; 18. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14]; 19. 45L-Brian Lay[15]; 20. O-Justin Henderson[20]; 21. 27P-Paige Polyak[23]; 22. 60K-Jody Keegan[4]; 23. 35-Stuart Brubaker[10]; 24. 5K-Adam Kekich[13]

Hard Charger: 97-Sam Haffertepe Jr.[+13]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (23 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 2. 9-Jimmy Colvin[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[5] ; 5. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond[3] ; 7. OO-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 8. 4X-Zach Kramer[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8M-T.J Michael[1] ; 2. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[2] ; 3. 10S-Roger Shammo[5] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin[6] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[8] ; 8. 26-Ryan French[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 8I-John Ivy[7] ; 3. 34-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 5. 39M-Matt Merrill[4] ; 6. 1M-Mike Moore[5] ; 7. 7P-Brandon Moore[6]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4]; 2. 8I-John Ivy[6]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[5]; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[1]; 5. 10S-Roger Shammo[10]; 6. 34-Dean Jacobs[12]; 7. OO-Alvin Roepke[19]; 8. 8M-T.J Michael[7]; 9. 5R-Jordan Ryan[13]; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson[11]; 11. 48-Mike Burkin[17]; 12. 68G-Tyler Gunn[14]; 13. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[8]; 14. 8J-Jess Stiger[9]; 15. 6-Dustin Dinan[3]; 16. 22M-Dan McCarron[20]; 17. 4X-Zach Kramer[22]; 18. 22D-Dan Hammond[16]; 19. 39M-Matt Merrill[15]; 20. 26-Ryan French[23]; 21. 7P-Brandon Moore[21]; 22. 9-Jimmy Colvin[2]; 23. 1M-Mike Moore[18]

Hard Charger: OO-Alvin Roepke[+12]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (23 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[2] ; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[8] ; 3. 95-Keith Sorg[4] ; 4. P51-Willie Keegan[1] ; 5. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 6. 18-Jeff Ward[7] ; 7. 6-Linda Sabo[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. OO-John Ivy[7] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 3. 2-Matt Foos[4] ; 4. 5-Jim McGrath[1] ; 5. O1-Art Ball[8] ; 6. 18W-Cory Ward[5] ; 7. 45-Brian Melnek[6] ; 8. 99X-Gene Potridge[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. D1-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 2. 16-Steve Sabo[3] ; 3. 115-Ben Good[2] ; 4. 23M-Brad Mitten[5] ; 5. 7-Dana Frey[4] ; 6. 37-Eric Devanna[6] ; 7. 99H-Art Howey Jr.[7]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 2-Matt Foos[3]; 2. D1-Dustin Keegan[4]; 3. OO-John Ivy[8]; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[2]; 5. 23M-Brad Mitten[1]; 6. 18W-Cory Ward[17]; 7. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[7]; 8. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6]; 9. 18-Jeff Ward[16]; 10. 36M-Cory McCaughey[23]; 11. O1-Art Ball[14]; 12. 115-Ben Good[12]; 13. 37-Eric Devanna[18]; 14. P51-Willie Keegan[11]; 15. 95-Keith Sorg[10]; 16. 45-Brian Melnek[20]; 17. 99H-Art Howey Jr.[21]; 18. 99X-Gene Potridge[22]; 19. 8KB-Kent Brewer[13]; 20. 6-Linda Sabo[19]; 21. 5-Jim McGrath[9]; 22. 7-Dana Frey[15]; 23. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[5]

Hard Charger: 36M-Cory McCaughey[+13]

©2013 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

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UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions








Saturday, May 25, 2013

Contact: Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Sometimes you just need to go back to the basics.

Fremont, Ohio driver Bryan Sebetto and his Hammer Racing team did just that recently and it paid off Saturday. Sebetto used a lapped car as a pick and drove around Dale Blaney with four laps to go and went on to score his fourth career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Fremont Speedway. All of Sebetto’s All Star victories have come at his home track.

“Early in the race we just couldn’t get any laps going…all those guys kept screwing around and bringing out all these cautions. I was a little better than he (Blaney) was but I wasn’t good enough to pass him in clean air…I needed lapped traffic. I was glad we got a long green flag run and got into lapped traffic. It’s good to be second in lapped traffic because you can go where he doesn’t said Sebetto in the Engine Pro Victory Lane on Kear’s Speed Shop Night.

“This season has been awful. I can’t believe Randy and Lisa Hammer haven’t fired me as bad as I’ve been driving and as bad as we’ve been running. This just proves how much they are behind me. We got so far off on set-up stuff when we switched to these Hoosiers and me and Randy and Aaron and Guhn and Timmy just sat around talked and figured we just need to go back to what we know…back to what we were doing last year and fine tune it from there and that’s what we did and this thing’s been a rocket ship ever since,” continued Sebetto beside his Hammer Pallets, Gressman Powersports, Crown Battery, JLH General Contractor, Maxim Chassis, R3 Nutrition, Meggit Powdercoating, OC Shocks backed #24h.

“Just to turn our season around, it doesn’t matter if this was a $1,000 to win or $20,000. We needed this win to boost my confidence, our team’s confidence and to turn our season around,” concluded Sebetto.

In the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan drove under Seth Schneider and Dustin Dinan with 8 laps to go and then survived a late race caution to earn his first ever Fremont Speedway victory.

“I was thinking about going to the top and I was like ‘no I’m too good down on the bottom.’ My dad told me to run where it feels good,” said Ryan beside his Griff’s Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Village Pizza House, Frosty Frog, Walton’s Cutting Crew, J&J Automotive backed #5. “I hated seeing that caution (with three laps to go). I knew Dustin (Dinan) would be there. I put it on the bottom in turn one and it stuck.”

John Ivy continued his hot ways in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks, picking up his fourth feature win of the season in the division. It was Ivy’s sixth overall victory of the year at Fremont as he also owns 2 wins in the 305 sprints. Ivy now has 42 career victories at Fremont, just 2 wins away from tying Wayne Maffett Sr. for 7th on the track’s all-time win list.

“To beat Art Ball like that…me and him race side by side like that. I remember watching him ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper. To drive by him that means we’re doing something right,” said Ivy beside his Level Performance, Diversified Machine & Welding, Sonny’s Machine Shop backed #00. “Charlie and the boys have this thing really good. It’s not spitting out drive shafts or anything so we’re doing good.”

Sebetto and Brady Bacon would bring the field to the green in the 30-lap feature with Bacon grabbing the top spot over Sebetto, Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer and Caleb Helms. Bacon would pull away as Sebetto and Blaney battled for second with Shaffer trying to hold off Byron Reed. Blaney would pull into second on lap five.

Bacon would catch the back of the pack on lap seven and Blaney closed. Bacon would slip off the high side of turn three on lap eight, allowing Blaney to drive under and into the lead as the caution flew for debris. This would breed a rash of cautions.

On the restart Blaney would lead as Bacon was locked in a battle with Sebetto for second while Shaffer, Reed, Jody Keegan, Helms, Brian Lay, Cap Henry and Craig Mintz gave chase. Dan Kuriger would bring out the caution with a broken front end on lap 9. Another lap before the caution would fly for a Rob Chaney spin. Then on the restart Helms would loop his mount. On the ensuing restart Blaney would lead as Sebetto drove into second while Bacon, Shaffer, Reed, Keegan and Lay gave chase. D.J. Foos would tumble in turn two on lap 11, necessitating an open red for fuel.

When the green flew again, Sebetto drove to Blaney’s outside to challenge as Bacon and Shaffer were locked in a tremendous battle while Keegan, Henry, Lay and Danny Holtgraver were in pursuit. Henry would spin on lap 12 and Keegan would get upside down on the restart. On the ensuing restart, Paige Polyak would get sideways in turn three and collected Justin Henderson.

Each time on the restart Sebetto would charge to Blaney’s outside but could not make the pass for the lead while Bacon and Shaffer continued to battle hard for third.

Chris Andrews would spin on lap 14 for the final caution of the event as Shaffer pitted with a flat tire. When the green came back out, Blaney and Sebetto continued their war for the top spot as Danny Holtgraver moved into third with Lay, Bacon, Mintz, Caleb Griffith and Stuart Brubaker (up from his 21st starting spot in pursuit.

Blaney pulled away slightly as Sebetto stayed in striking distance as they drove away from Holtgraver. With eight laps to go, Blaney hit lapped traffic and Sebetto closed. With four laps to go, Blaney was having trouble getting around a lapped car that was in his bottom groove, and Sebetto drove around the outside to take the lead. Meanwhile Mintz was on the move and took fourth, bringing Griffith to sixth from his 13th starting spot.

Sebetto would use the extreme high line to drive around lapped machines, but as he took the white flag Blaney closed. As they raced through turns three and four the final time, Blaney dove under Sebetto, but Sebetto, a former Fremont track champion, kept his momentum and drove to his 23rd career Fremont win.

Blaney, Holtgraver, Mintz and Griffith would round out the top five, with Lay, Reed, who came from the tail after going pit side early with a broken suspension part, Bacon, Brubaker and Henry would complete the top 10.

“I was in the right spot. I just need to clear a couple of lapped cars. It was my fault for not being able to drive around the. I didn’t get patient and I was kind of on the wrong part of the race track a few times and just lost speed and he got by me,” said Blaney beside his Ti22 Performance backed #2. “He was hitting the right spots.”

For Holtgraver, the third place run continues his hot streak of late as he posted an All Star win last weekend.

“We were a little tight there at the beginning and Brian (Kemenah, crew chief) made a couple of adjustments under the red and it was a world of difference. I could drive it where ever I needed to go. Car was awesome at the end and I think we would have had something for them. I was at the wrong place at the wrong time in lapped traffic but we’ll take a third. We’ve needed this big time. We’ve been up and down and up and down and finally we’re getting something going,” said Holtgraver beside his B&R Motorsports, Berlin Natural Bakery, Canton Erectors, Classic Ink, DKW Transport, Kistler Engines backed #45.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Seth Schneider and T.J. Michael would bring the field to the green with Michael gaining the upper hand. Michael would race into lapped traffic by lap six with Schneider, Dinan, Ryan, Paul Weaver and Nate Dussel in pursuit. Michael would spin on lap eight trying to negotiate traffic, handing the lead to Schneider.

On the restart Schneider would lead over Dinan, Ryan, Weaver, Dussel and Ivy. With 10 laps in, Eric Duposki and Nate Reeser would spin. On the restart, Schneider would lead Dinan, Ryan, Weaver, Dussel and Ivy again. Duposki would spin again on lap 12. This time on the restart, Ryan would drive into second but Dinan would regain the spot a lap later. Dinan would drive to the outside of Schneider for the lead on lap 15 as Ryan made it a three car battle. On lap 17, Ryan would drive into the lead.

Ryan would drive into lapped traffic with six laps to go as Dinan applied pressure with Dussel racing into third bringing Ivy to fourth. Just as Dussel moved into second on lap 22, Reeser would spin setting up a three lap dash to the finish. Ryan hit his marks perfectly on the restart as Dussel and Dinan battled for second. Dinan would regain second on the white flag lap and drove to Ryan’s outside but couldn’t execute the pass. Ryan would take the checkered over Dinan, Dussel, Ivy and Jimmy Colvin.

The UNOH All Stars will be back in action Sunday at Fremont Speedway in a big 50-lap, $10,000 to win event on Budweiser Night.

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Fremont Speedway - 5/25/2013
Kear's Speed Shop Night

UNOH All Star Sprints (32 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying – Kistler Engines

1. 83-Tim Shaffer, 12.344; 2. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.361; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.366; 4. 60K-Jody Keegan, 12.380; 5. 3G-Shane Stewart, 12.421; 6. 2-Dale Blaney, 12.446; 7. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.512; 8. 24H-Bryan Sebetto, 12.512; 9. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.538; 10. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.549; 11. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 12.550; 12. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.578; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.589; 14. 27P-Paige Polyak, 12.626; 15. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.635; 16. 29-Rob Chaney, 12.657; 17. 54-Cap Henry, 12.713; 18. O8-Dan Kuriger, 12.724; 19. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.733; 20. 9-Dean Jacobs, 12.741; 21. 5K-Adam Kekich, 12.802; 22. O-Justin Henderson, 12.824; 23. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.848; 24. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr., 12.871; 25. 53-D.J. Foos, 12.872; 26. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.885; 27. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.889; 28. 9X-Brandon Martin, 12.894; 29. 80-Trey Gustin, 13.142; 30. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.158; 31. 22T-Miranda Throckmorton, 13.339; 32. 50B-Mike Burns, 14.004

Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 54-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 5K-Adam Kekich[1] ; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 6. 3G-Shane Stewart[5] ; 7. 53-D.J. Foos[7] ; 8. 80-Trey Gustin[8]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. O-Justin Henderson[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. O8-Dan Kuriger[2] ; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[5] ; 5. 27P-Paige Polyak[3] ; 6. O9-Craig Mintz[6] ; 7. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[8]

Heat 3 – Dragon Race Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[5] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[7] ; 5. 45-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 7. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 8. 22T-Miranda Throckmorton[8]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 60K-Jody Keegan[6] ; 3. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 4. 29-Rob Chaney[3] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 6. 9X-Brandon Martin[7] ; 7. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[1] ; 8. 50B-Mike Burns[8]

Dash – Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[3] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 60K-Jody Keegan[2] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[1]

B-Main – MSD Ignitions (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. O9-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 3. 53-D.J. Foos[6] ; 4. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 5. 9X-Brandon Martin[8] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 7. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[5] ; 8. 80-Trey Gustin[9] ; 9. 22T-Miranda Throckmorton[11] ; 10. 50B-Mike Burns[12] ; 11. 3G-Shane Stewart[3] ; 12. 57X-Andrew Palker[2]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[1]; 2. 2-Dale Blaney[4]; 3. 45-Danny Holtgraver[8]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[11]; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[13]; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[9]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed[7]; 8. 99-Brady Bacon[2]; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[21]; 10. 54-Cap Henry[15]; 11. 83M-Broc Martin[24]; 12. 83-Tim Shaffer[3]; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams[23]; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[10]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[6]; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich[19]; 17. 16-Chris Andrews[17]; 18. 60K-Jody Keegan[5]; 19. 27P-Paige Polyak[12]; 20. O-Justin Henderson[20]; 21. 53-D.J. Foos[22]; 22. 29-Rob Chaney[14]; 23. O8-Dan Kuriger[16]; 24. 9-Dean Jacobs[18]

Hard Charger: 83M-Broc Martin[+13]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (22 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[3] ; 3. OO-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[8] ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser[6] ; 7. 10-Josh Harrison[4] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 10S-Roger Shammo[4] ; 3. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[2] ; 4. 4X-Zach Kramer[6] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 6. 1M-Mike Moore[3] ; 7. 7P-Brandon Moore[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. 8M-T.J Michael[4] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[3] ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond[5] ; 7. 34-Eric Duposki[2]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[5]; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[3]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[7]; 4. 8I-John Ivy[8]; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[15]; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[6]; 7. 4X-Zach Kramer[12]; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[1]; 9. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9]; 10. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[10]; 11. 22D-Dan Hammond[18]; 12. 8M-T.J Michael[2]; 13. OO-Alvin Roepke[4]; 14. 10S-Roger Shammo[11]; 15. 10-Josh Harrison[19]; 16. 22M-Dan McCarron[14]; 17. 8J-Jess Stiger[22]; 18. 1M-Mike Moore[17]; 19. 7P-Brandon Moore[20]; 20. 83X-Nate Reeser[16]; 21. 25-Jason Keckler[13]; 22. 34-Eric Duposki[21]

Hard Charger: 9-Jimmy Colvin[+10]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (26 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. OO-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 3. 95-Keith Sorg[1] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[7] ; 5. 115-Ben Good[9] ; 6. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[8] ; 7. 37-Eric Devanna[2] ; 8. 14-Scott Beard[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[5] ; 2. P51-Willie Keegan[3] ; 3. 16-Steve Sabo[4] ; 4. O1-Art Ball[6] ; 5. 2-Matt Foos[9] ; 6. 36M-Cory McCaughey[7] ; 7. 99X-Gene Potridge[1] ; 8. 6-Linda Sabo[2] ; 9. 7-Dana Frey[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. D1-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 2. O-Andy Keegan[1] ; 3. 23M-Brad Mitten[6] ; 4. 18-Jeff Ward[3] ; 5. 45-Brian Melnek[4] ; 6. 18W-Cory Ward[8] ; 7. 5-Jim McGrath[7] ; 8. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18W-Cory Ward[3] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[9] ; 3. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 4. 37-Eric Devanna[4] ; 5. 5-Jim McGrath[6] ; 6. 7-Dana Frey[10] ; 7. 99X-Gene Potridge[5] ; 8. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[1] ; 9. 6-Linda Sabo[8] ; 10. 14-Scott Beard[7]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. OO-John Ivy[7]; 2. O1-Art Ball[2]; 3. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5]; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[1]; 5. 2-Matt Foos[14]; 6. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[8]; 7. 18-Jeff Ward[10]; 8. 37-Eric Devanna[19]; 9. 45-Brian Melnek[15]; 10. 18W-Cory Ward[16]; 11. P51-Willie Keegan[11]; 12. 36M-Cory McCaughey[18]; 13. D1-Dustin Keegan[6]; 14. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[4]; 15. 95-Keith Sorg[9]; 16. 8KB-Kent Brewer[17]; 17. 23M-Brad Mitten[3]; 18. O-Andy Keegan[12]; 19. 115-Ben Good[13]; 20. 7-Dana Frey[20]

Hard Charger: 37-Eric Devanna[+11]

©2013 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

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