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Kyle Larson Sweeps The ASCS Southwest Copper Classic

Bryan Hulbert – QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (November 28, 2020) Making it an unprecedented 45 wins on the 2020 season, California’s Kyle Larson made it a weekend sweep with the ASCS Southwest Region in the fifth running of the Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway.

Winner Kyle Larson (Ben Thrasher Photo)

Through the first two turns, Rico Abreu ripped the cushion to the race lead with Hickle and Larson giving chase. Into traffic quickly, Rico continued to hold with Hickle staying within striking distance. Getting the run on Lap 7, Hickle took the point down the backstretch, but could not hold the position as Rico reclaimed the race lead.

Falling to third soon after as Kyle Larson worked by, the No. 57 was in hot pursuit of Rico.
To the bottom of the Speedway as the race neared the half-way point, Larson was denied the advance. Getting the rubber band wound up two laps later, Larson again shot the hub with Abreu again keeping Larson at bay.

Side by side on Lap 18, Larson took the lead, but the move would not count as the caution put the No. 24 back atop the leaderboard. Keeping pace in clean air, Rico pounded the cushion with Larson running in his tire tracks while the battle for third saw Macedo take it away from Hickle.

Starting to find the back of the field again, a mistake by Rico with eight laps to go was just enough for Larson to steal the lead. Pulling away through the closing laps, Larson crossed with 2.584-seconds to spare.

Taking away second in the closing laps, Carson Macedo crossed ahead of Rico Abreu for the California podium sweep. Washington’s J.J. Hickle grabbed fourth with Missouri’s Garet Williamson completing the top five.

Buddy Kofoid crossed sixth with Colton Hardy seventh. Justin Sanders was eighth with Chase Majdic making up nine spots to ninth. Devon Borden completed the top ten.

The 2021 event lineup for the ASCS Southwest Region is in the works and will be announced in the coming months. Through everything that has transpired in 2020, officials with the American Sprint Car Series cannot thank enough everyone who has continued to support Sprint Car racing in the Southwest.

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Race Results:

ASCS Southwest Region
Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.)
5th annual Copper Classic (Night 2)
Saturday, November 28, 2020

Car Count: 55

Heat Races (Top 30 in passing points advance to the Qualifiers)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2XM-Max Mittry[1]; 2. 5H-Michael Faccinto[3]; 3. 56-Sammy Swindell[10]; 4. 16A-Justin Sanders[6]; 5. 4-Logan Calderwood[4]; 6. 9R-Reece Goetz[9]; 7. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr[7]; 8. 2B-Billy Chester III[8]; 9. 50S-Rocky Silva[2]; 10. 67-Brian Thomas[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms[2]; 2. 7-Gary Taylor[1]; 3. 13-Tim Kaeding[6]; 4. 19A-Buddy Kofoid[5]; 5. 19-Colby Thornhill[8]; 6. 01-Mitchel Moles[3]; 7. 115-Nick Parker[7]; 8. 38B-Blake Carrick[9]; 9. 18-Lorne Wofford[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Dylan Harris[1]; 2. 8-Devon Borden[3]; 3. 7Z-Zane Blanchard[5]; 4. 5C-Colby Copeland[8]; 5. 1B-Brenham Crouch[9]; 6. 5V-Kalib Henry[7]; 7. 131-Royal Jones[6]; 8. 47-Charles Davis Jr[2]; 9. 22B-Jesse Baker[4]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 24-Rico Abreu[1]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick[2]; 3. 2X-Chase Majdic[3]; 4. 01X-John Carney[8]; 5. 20G-Noah Gass[7]; 6. 1X-Robbie Price[9]; 7. 7K-Mason Keefer[5]; 8. 12JG-Josh Grady[6]; 9. 14-Cody Sickles[4]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Colton Hardy[1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[6]; 3. 29-Jeff Oliver[9]; 4. 17C-Chris Bullock[3]; 5. 12J-John Clark[8]; 6. 5K-Patrick Krob[2]; 7. 14T-Tim Estenson[5]; 8. 2-Alex Pettas[7]; 9. 40X-Mike Archuleta[4]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 88N-DJ Netto[2]; 2. 63-JJ Hickle[4]; 3. 19AZ-Spencer Bayston[8]; 4. 24W-Garet Williamson[9]; 5. 21-Carson Macedo[7]; 6. 9-Dustin Freitas[3]; 7. 6-Jett Carney[1]; 8. 3V-Jim Vanzant[6]; 9. 91-Chase Goetz[5]

Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined passing points advance to the A-Feature)

Qualifier 1 (10 Laps): 1. 41-Colton Hardy[2]; 2. 24W-Garet Williamson[4]; 3. 21-Carson Macedo[10]; 4. 5H-Michael Faccinto[1]; 5. 16A-Justin Sanders[8]; 6. 19AZ-Spencer Bayston[5]; 7. 2X-Chase Majdic[9]; 8. 56-Sammy Swindell[6]; 9. 83T-Tanner Carrick[7]; 10. 2XM-Max Mittry[3]

Qualifier 2 (10 Laps): 1. 8-Devon Borden[1]; 2. 63-JJ Hickle[4]; 3. 19A-Buddy Kofoid[9]; 4. 5T-Ryan Timms[5]; 5. 1B-Brenham Crouch[7]; 6. 5C-Colby Copeland[2]; 7. 29-Jeff Oliver[6]; 8. 19-Colby Thornhill[8]; 9. 9R-Reece Goetz[10]; 10. 1-Dylan Harris[3]

Qualifier 3 (10 Laps): 1. 24-Rico Abreu[3]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[4]; 3. 13-Tim Kaeding[2]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto[5]; 5. 1X-Robbie Price[8]; 6. 7Z-Zane Blanchard[1]; 7. 7-Gary Taylor[7]; 8. 20G-Noah Gass[9]; 9. 12J-John Clark[6]; 10. 01X-John Carney[10]

B-Features (Top 4 from each advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 56-Sammy Swindell[1]; 2. 5V-Kalib Henry[7]; 3. 5C-Colby Copeland[2]; 4. 20G-Noah Gass[4]; 5. 91-Chase Goetz[15]; 6. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr[9]; 7. 9-Dustin Freitas[8]; 8. 1-Dylan Harris[5]; 9. 2B-Billy Chester III[12]; 10. 6-Jett Carney[13]; 11. 17C-Chris Bullock[6]; 12. 22B-Jesse Baker[16]; 13. 131-Royal Jones[10]; 14. 3V-Jim Vanzant[14]; 15. 7K-Mason Keefer[11]; 16. (DNF) 7Z-Zane Blanchard[3]; 17. (DNF) 67-Brian Thomas[17]; 18. (DNS) 01X-John Carney; 19. (DNS) 9R-Reece Goetz; 20. (DNS) 40X-Mike Archuleta

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 2X-Chase Majdic[2]; 2. 1X-Robbie Price[1]; 3. 83T-Tanner Carrick[5]; 4. 01-Mitchel Moles[9]; 5. 38B-Blake Carrick[12]; 6. 2XM-Max Mittry[6]; 7. 12J-John Clark[7]; 8. 2-Alex Pettas[14]; 9. 4-Logan Calderwood[8]; 10. 18-Lorne Wofford[17]; 11. 5K-Patrick Krob[10]; 12. 50S-Rocky Silva[19]; 13. 12JG-Josh Grady[15]; 14. (DNF) 14T-Tim Estenson[13]; 15. (DNF) 7-Gary Taylor[3]; 16. (DNF) 115-Nick Parker[11]; 17. (DNF) 47-Charles Davis Jr[16]; 18. (DNF) 14-Cody Sickles[18]; 19. (DNF) 19-Colby Thornhill[4]


A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson[3]; 2. 21-Carson Macedo[6]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[2]; 4. 63-JJ Hickle[1]; 5. 24W-Garet Williamson[4]; 6. 19A-Buddy Kofoid[8]; 7. 41-Colton Hardy[5]; 8. 16A-Justin Sanders[12]; 9. 2X-Chase Majdic[18]; 10. 8-Devon Borden[7]; 11. 19AZ-Spencer Bayston[13]; 12. 5V-Kalib Henry[19]; 13. 88N-DJ Netto[10]; 14. 56-Sammy Swindell[17]; 15. 5T-Ryan Timms[9]; 16. 5C-Colby Copeland[21]; 17. 01-Mitchel Moles[24]; 18. 1B-Brenham Crouch[14]; 19. 20G-Noah Gass[23]; 20. 13-Tim Kaeding[11]; 21. 83T-Tanner Carrick[22]; 22. 29-Jeff Oliver[16]; 23. 5H-Michael Faccinto[15]; 24. 1X-Robbie Price[20]

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Copper Classic Prelim Goes To Kyle Larson With The ASCS Southwest Region

Bryan Hulbert – QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (November 27, 2020) Taking advantage of the Heat/Qualifier format to its full extent on Night 1 of the fifth annual Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway, California's Kyle Larson grabbed win No. 44 on the 2020 season, along with his second career triumph with the ASCS Southwest Region.

Winner Kyle Larson (Ben Thrasher Photo)

Drawing 100 to set his Heat Race lineup, Larson's Qualifier performance sent him from 19th in passing points to earing the right of the front row in Friday's 25-lap feature event.

Taking a shot at the lead on the start, Rico Abreu rolled the bottom on Larson and Carson Macedo with the No. 57 diamonding the first two turns to the lead down the back straightaway with Macedo second.
Red working Lap 4 for Brock Zearfoss, who went for a ride exiting the second turn, the field reverted to Lap 3 on the restart with Larson again taking off with the lead as Rico set sights on second, but could not hold the spot as Buddy Kofoid and Colton Hardy pounced on the No. 24 with Kofoid taking third.

By a half stretch as the race passed Lap 10, Larson began working slower traffic. Held up by the backmarkers, Macedo closed rapidly. Taking advantage, the No. 21 shot to the lead on Lap 12, but it was short-lived as Larson reclaimed the point the following lap. Moving in on the pair during the exchange, Buddy Kofoid was able to take second on Lap 14.

Pulling away by a half-second, Larson was not out of the woods as traffic came back into play with five laps to go. Finally clearing the slower machines, Larson was unstoppable with an advantage of 2.050-seconds at the finish.

Carson Macedo worked back to second in the closing laps, with Buddy Kofoid taking third. Rico Abreu crossed fourth with Arizona’s Colton Hardy in fifth. California’s D.J. Netto was sixth with Garet Williamson seventh. Justin Sanders, Devon Borden, and J.J. Hickle made up the top ten.

The Copper Classic continues Saturday, November 28, with racing getting underway at 6:00 P.M. (MT). Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for youth 7-12. Pit Passes are $40.

Fans not able to attend can see all the action live on

Arizona Speedway is located at 47346 N Ironwood Rd. More information on the facility can be found online at as well as on Facebook at Fans can also email or call (480) 926-6688.

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Race Results:

ASCS Southwest Region
Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.)
5th annual Copper Classic (Night 1)
Friday, November 27, 2020

Car Count: 54

Heat Races (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Colby Thornhill[1]; 2. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr[2]; 3. 5T-Ryan Timms[8]; 4. 8Z-Brock Zearfoss[6]; 5. 2B-Billy Chester III[5]; 6. 56-Sammy Swindell[7]; 7. 67-Brian Thomas[3]; 8. 1B-Brenham Crouch[4]; 9. 20G-Noah Gass[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Carson Macedo[3]; 2. 8-Devon Borden[5]; 3. 2-Alex Pettas[1]; 4. 01-Mitchel Moles[2]; 5. 47-Charles Davis Jr[4]; 6. 16A-Justin Sanders[9]; 7. 1X-Robbie Price[8]; 8. 131-Royal Jones[6]; 9. 40X-Mike Archuleta[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2XM-Max Mittry[2]; 2. 2X-Chase Majdic[4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[5]; 4. 14T-Tim Estenson[1]; 5. 29-Jeff Oliver[3]; 6. 5C-Colby Copeland[7]; 7. 9-Dustin Freitas[6]; 8. 7K-Mason Keefer[9]; 9. 5K-Patrick Krob[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 4-Logan Calderwood[1]; 2. 7Z-Zane Blanchard[3]; 3. 9R-Reece Goetz[6]; 4. 1-Dylan Harris[5]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto[9]; 6. 19AZ-Spencer Bayston[4]; 7. 5H-Michael Faccinto[8]; 8. 7-Gary Taylor[7]; 9. 6-Jett Carney[2]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 19A-Buddy Kofoid[3]; 2. 01X-John Carney[2]; 3. 24W-Garet Williamson[4]; 4. 13-Tim Kaeding[9]; 5. 5V-Kalib Henry[5]; 6. 22B-Jesse Baker[1]; 7. 115-Nick Parker[8]; 8. 12JG-Josh Grady[6]; 9. 50S-Rocky Silva[7]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 83T-Tanner Carrick[2]; 2. 41-Colton Hardy[4]; 3. 38B-Blake Carrick[1]; 4. 63-JJ Hickle[7]; 5. 57-Kyle Larson[9]; 6. 91-Chase Goetz[6]; 7. 18-Lorne Wofford[3]; 8. 17C-Chris Bullock[8]; 9. 12J-John Clark[5]

Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Qualifier 1 (10 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson[7]; 2. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr[1]; 3. 16A-Justin Sanders[9]; 4. 9R-Reece Goetz[3]; 5. 8-Devon Borden[5]; 6. 13-Tim Kaeding[4]; 7. 5T-Ryan Timms[6]; 8. 1-Dylan Harris[8]; 9. 7Z-Zane Blanchard[2]; 10. 2B-Billy Chester III[10]

Qualifier 2 (10 Laps): 1. 24-Rico Abreu[2]; 2. 21-Carson Macedo[6]; 3. 01X-John Carney[1]; 4. 24W-Garet Williamson[7]; 5. 2X-Chase Majdic[4]; 6. 5V-Kalib Henry[10]; 7. 2XM-Max Mittry[5]; 8. 19-Colby Thornhill[3]; 9. 01-Mitchel Moles[9]; 10. 2-Alex Pettas[8]

Qualifier 3 (10 Laps): 1. 88N-DJ Netto[1]; 2. 41-Colton Hardy[4]; 3. 63-JJ Hickle[2]; 4. 19A-Buddy Kofoid[6]; 5. 8Z-Brock Zearfoss[7]; 6. 83T-Tanner Carrick[5]; 7. 38B-Blake Carrick[8]; 8. 14T-Tim Estenson[9]; 9. 47-Charles Davis Jr[10]; 10. 4-Logan Calderwood[3]

B-Features (Top 4 from each advance)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 38B-Blake Carrick[3]; 2. 2XM-Max Mittry[2]; 3. 5C-Colby Copeland[8]; 4. 5T-Ryan Timms[1]; 5. 01-Mitchel Moles[6]; 6. 29-Jeff Oliver[9]; 7. 1-Dylan Harris[4]; 8. 14T-Tim Estenson[5]; 9. 20G-Noah Gass[16]; 10. 7-Gary Taylor[14]; 11. 2-Alex Pettas[7]; 12. 115-Nick Parker[11]; 13. 12JG-Josh Grady[15]; 14. 7K-Mason Keefer[12]; 15. 12J-John Clark[18]; 16. 40X-Mike Archuleta[17]; 17. 67-Brian Thomas[13]; 18. (DNF) 1X-Robbie Price[10]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 13-Tim Kaeding[1]; 2. 5V-Kalib Henry[2]; 3. 19-Colby Thornhill[3]; 4. 19AZ-Spencer Bayston[11]; 5. 56-Sammy Swindell[8]; 6. 2B-Billy Chester III[7]; 7. 7Z-Zane Blanchard[4]; 8. 5H-Michael Faccinto[10]; 9. 17C-Chris Bullock[14]; 10. 18-Lorne Wofford[13]; 11. 1B-Brenham Crouch[16]; 12. 6-Jett Carney[19]; 13. 9-Dustin Freitas[12]; 14. 131-Royal Jones[15]; 15. 4-Logan Calderwood[5]; 16. 47-Charles Davis Jr[6]; 17. 50S-Rocky Silva[18]; 18. 5K-Patrick Krob[17]; 19. (DNF) 91-Chase Goetz[9]; 20. (DNF) 22B-Jesse Baker[20]


A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson[2]; 2. 21-Carson Macedo[1]; 3. 19A-Buddy Kofoid[5]; 4. 24-Rico
Abreu[4]; 5. 41-Colton Hardy[3]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto[7]; 7. 24W-Garet Williamson[8]; 8. 16A-Justin Sanders[6]; 9. 8-Devon Borden[10]; 10. 63-JJ Hickle[12]; 11. 19AZ-Spencer Bayston[24]; 12. 2X-Chase Majdic[14]; 13. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr[9]; 14. 9R-Reece Goetz[11]; 15. 38B-Blake Carrick[17]; 16. 13-Tim Kaeding[18]; 17. 5V-Kalib Henry[20]; 18. 83T-Tanner Carrick[16]; 19. 01X-John Carney[13]; 20. 5C-Colby Copeland[21]; 21. 5T-Ryan Timms[23]; 22. 2XM-Max Mittry[19]; 23. (DNF) 19-Colby Thornhill[22]; 24. (DNF) 8Z-Brock Zearfoss[15]

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Tyler Courtney captured his third consecutive Western World Championship final night Sprint Car victory on Saturday at Arizona Speedway. (Rich Forman Photo)


By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 14, 2020).........Tyler Courtney picked up where he left off in both 2018 and 2019 to become the first driver to win the final night of the Western World Championships in a 410 c.i. sprint car in three consecutive years, pulling off the trifecta Saturday night in the AMSOIL USAC CRA / Southwest Sprint Car portion of the 53rd annual event presented by San Tan Ford.

Jeremy Sherman and Cory Kruseman had previously been the only other drivers to win a Western World finale in three-straight years. Sherman took 410 c.i. top honors in 2001, followed by back-to-back 360 Sprint wins in 2002 and 2003. Kruseman won 360 c.i. Sprint Car final night features in 2005-06-07, all of which came at the now-defunct Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, Ariz.

"Western World is long historied event and to win three in a row is pretty amazing," Courtney said. "Thanks to my guys for busting their tails. I know they're bummed about the midget deal, but this does make it a little sweeter. It's a tough night, but a good night at the same time."

The Indianapolis, Ind. native was referring to the mechanical issues that befell he and the team during the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature earlier in the night that dropped him out of the points lead.

Courtney responded to the adversity with a much-needed pick-me-up by bouncing back in dominating fashion, leading all 30 laps around the 1/3-mile dirt oval, which happened to be a milestone 50th win for Courtney as a driver with Clauson-Marshall Racing's sprint car and midget team since the 2016 season.

"It's how racing goes," Courtney gathered. "Unfortunately, you're going to have your ups and downs. Obviously, you don't want your downs to come at this time of the year, but that's just how it goes."

Courtney set forth on his journey to triumph from his outside front row position to take the early lead in his Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing/NOS Turbo - CSI - ZMax - Schoenfeld/Spike/Rider Chevy.

Courtney's main challenger for the USAC Midget crown this year, Chris Windom, was his most prominent adversary in the early stages of the sprint feature with Windom taking a mighty swing on the fifth lap, sliding past Courtney in turn one while Courtney responded with a crossover back underneath Windom off turn two to resume his position at the front of the field.

In the second half of the 30-lap main, Courtney served as the locomotive, leading the tightly knit crew of Courtney, Windom and Friday night winner Justin Grant, who could've all been covered by a blanket as they trekked the high side.

Traffic became the question mark with six laps remaining but did not stand to be as much of an obstacle with the lapped cars lining the bottom of the track while the top-three remained in formation at the top. Only a mistake in traffic or on the cushion could've derailed Courtney at this point.

Instead, Courtney only strengthened his stranglehold up front to lengthen his lead during the final stretch, ultimately prevailing by a 0.791 second margin over Windom, Grant, Damion Gardner and Austin Williams.

"This place has treated me pretty well the last few years," Courtney mentioned. "Last night was the first night I hadn't won in three races or something like that, and to still run second, was pretty amazing. This place fits my kind of style."

Meanwhile, R.J. Johnson's move from his 22nd starting position to an 8th place feature finish netted him a whopping $1,860.95 courtesy of the Steve LaFond / Wagtimes "Jar of Change" going to the USAC CRA series regular who made the biggest advancement through the field.


AMSOIL USAC CRA & SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS: November 14, 2020 - Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, Arizona - 53rd Western World Championships Presented by San Tan Ford

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFYING: 1. Justin Grant, 19s, Reinbold/Underwood-15.234; 2. Damion Gardner, 1, Alexander-15.276; 3. Ryan Bernal, 13, Gile-15.288; 4. Tommy Malcolm, 5x, Napier-15.388; 5. Chris Windom, 77m, Michael-15.471; 6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.499; 7. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-15.550; 8. Charles Davis Jr., 47, Davis-15.580; 9. Austin Williams, 92, Sertich-15.719; 10. Thomas Meseraull, 2, Yeley-15.720; 11. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-15.790; 12. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-15.815; 13. Cody Williams, 44, Williams-15.817; 14. Jake Swanson, 34, Grau-15.878; 15. Max Adams, 73T, Ford-15.904; 16. Matt McCarthy, 28m, McCarthy-16.006; 17. Trent Williams, 52v, Williams-16.013; 18. Chris Bonneau, 15, Bonneau-16.062; 19. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-16.088; 20. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-16.098; 21. Tye Mihocko, 5, Ream-16.109; 22. Sterling Cling, 34c, Cling-16.197; 23. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-16.254; 24. Ikaika O'Brien, 11o, O'Brien-16.376; 25. Josh Castro, 4T, Terzich/Gile-16.395; 26. Jeremy Ellertson, 22, Ellertson-16.516; 27. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-16.610; 28. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.675; 29. Eugene Thomas, 10, Thomas-16.681; 30. Chris Muraoka, 25, Muraoka-17.070; 31. Ryan Oerter, 43, Oerter-17.404.

FLOWDYNAMICS/SWAY-A-WAY TORSION BARS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Cody Williams, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Austin Williams, 5. Tye Mihocko, 6. Trent Williams, 7. Josh Castro, 8. Eugene Thomas. 2:10.915

ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION/COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Sterling Cling, 3. Thomas Meseraull, 4. Jake Swanson, 5. Matt Mitchell, 6. Chris Bonneau, 7. Jeremy Ellertson, 8. Chris Muraoka. 2:10.134

COMPONENT REPAIR COMPANY/ULTRA SHIELD RACE PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Stevie Sussex, 3. Chris Gansen, 4. Kyle Edwards, 5. Ryan Oerter, 6. Max Adams, 7. Ryan Bernal, 8. A.J. Bender. NT

ORANGE COUNTY TANK TESTING/ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Tommy Malcolm, 5. Matt McCarthy, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Ikaika O'Brien. 2:12.654

MULTIQUIP INDUSTRIES/ROD END SUPPLY SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Matt Mitchell, 3. Brody Roa, 4. Max Adams, 5. Chris Bonneau, 6. Tye Mihocko, 7. Trent Williams, 8. Matt McCarthy, 9. A.J. Bender, 10. Josh Castro, 11. Ikaika O'Brien, 12. Jeremy Ellertson, 13. Chris Muraoka, 14. Ryan Oerter, 15. Eugene Thomas. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (2), 2. Chris Windom (3), 3. Justin Grant (6), 4. Damion Gardner (5), 5. Austin Williams (11), 6. Matt Mitchell (10), 7. Ryan Bernal (9), 8. R.J. Johnson (22), 9. Max Adams (16), 10. Cody Williams (7), 11. Brody Roa (14), 12. Charles Davis Jr. (1), 13. Tommy Malcolm (4), 14. Tye Mihocko (19), 15. Stevie Sussex (13), 16. Sterling Cling (20), 17. Chris Gansen (18), 18. Kyle Edwards (21), 19. Chris Bonneau (17), 20. Jake Swanson (15), 21. Thomas Meseraull (12), 22. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (8). NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Tyler Courtney.


Woodland Auto Display / Beaver Stripes Fast Qualifier: Justin Grant

Flowdynamics/Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars First Heat Winner: Cody Williams

All Coast Construction/Competition Suspension Inc. (CSI) Second Heat Winner: Damion Gardner

Component Repair Company/Ultra Shield Race Products Third Heat Winner: Tyler Courtney

Orange County Tank Testing/Rod End Supply Fourth Heat Winner: Eddie Tafoya Jr.

Indy Metal Finishing Semi Winner: Ryan Bernal

Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars/Rod End Supply Hard Charger: R.J. Johnson (22nd to 8th)

Multiquip Industries First Non-Transfer: Trent Williams

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Winner Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.)
(Al Steinberg Photo)


San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 13, 2020).........Between Justin Grant and Tyler Courtney, each driver entered Friday night's AMSOIL USAC CRA / USAC Southwest Sprint Car opener as the victor of the last four 410 c.i. sprint races held during the Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway.

Perhaps it was no surprise that the race for the win on this night would come down to these same two once again as Grant slipped under Courtney, who jumped over the turn one cushion nine laps from the finish. Grant led the final nine from there to score the win piloting the Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports/AME Electrical - Mesilla Valley Trans./Spike/Fisher Chevy.

Brody Roa led the first 12 laps with a flurry of activity from drivers Chris Windom, Courtney and Grant each taking their shots at Roa, the reigning USAC Southwest Sprint champ who held strong for much of the first half, interrupted only by a Logan Seavey turn two flip on the fourth lap.

On the 13th circuit, Windom utilized a run underneath Roa to snare the top spot. On the following lap, Roa clung to second as Courtney took a shot at him between turns one and two with a slide job. Courtney pulled ahead briefly, but Roa had the momentum riding with him at the top of turn two. At the exit, the two came together, Courtney's right rear to Roa's left rear, causing Roa to ramp over and slam into the turn two outside wall. Roa was uninjured.

Under the ensuing stoppage, race leader Windom had a flat right rear tire which necessitated a stop in the work area. He'd return to finish fifth.

Courtney, who had won the past three Western World Sprint Car features dating to 2018, inherited the lead at that point and held the position until lap 21 when a turn one stumble opened the door for Grant to pounce, and though Courtney mounted a charge, he was unable to reel in Grant, who had previously won Western World Sprint Car prelims in both 2015 and 2018.

Grant's margin of victory was 1.524 sec. over Courtney, Charles Davis Jr., Austin Williams and Windom.


AMSOIL USAC CRA & SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS: November 13, 2020 - Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, Arizona - 53rd Western World Championships Presented by San Tan Ford

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFYING: 1. Ryan Bernal, 13, Gile-14.716; 2. Justin Grant, 19s, Reinbold/Underwood-14.954; 3. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-14.960; 4. Charles Davis Jr., 47, Davis-15.185; 5. Logan Seavey, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-15.218; 6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.262; 7. Max Adams, 73T, Ford-15.311; 8. Austin Williams, 92, Sertich-15.325; 9. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-15.335; 10. Noah Gass, 20G, Gass-15.363; 11. Damion Gardner, 1, Alexander-15.374; 12. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-15.421; 13. Chris Windom, 77m, Michael-15.447; 14. Matt McCarthy, 28m, McCarthy-15.509; 15. Sterling Cling, 34c, Cling-15.510; 16. Jake Swanson, 34, Grau-15.556; 17. Cody Williams, 44, Williams-15.625; 18. Chris Bonneau, 15, Bonneau-15.631; 19. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-15.634; 20. Tye Mihocko, 5, Ream-15.639; 21. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-15.652; 22. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-15.679; 23. Josh Castro, 4T, Terzich/Gile-15.801; 24. Thomas Meseraull, 2, Yeley-15.822; 25. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-15.823; 26. Trent Williams, 52v, Williams-15.863; 27. Tommy Malcolm, 5x, Napier-15.930; 28. Jeremy Ellertson, 22, Ellertson-16.073; 29. Ikaika O'Brien, 11o, O'Brien-16.627; 30. Jonas Reynolds, 0, Reynolds-16.690; 31. Lonnie Cox, 45, Cox-16.865; 32. Chris Muraoka, 25, Muraoka-17.645; 33. Eugene Thomas, 10, Thomas-17.658; 34. Ryan Oerter, 43, Oerter-18.521.

FLOWDYNAMICS/SWAY-A-WAY TORSION BARS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chris Windom, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Cody Williams, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Logan Seavey, 6. Stevie Sussex, 7. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 8. Ikaika O'Brien, 9. Eugene Thomas. NT

ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION/COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Noah Gass, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Matt Mitchell, 4. Chris Bonneau, 5. Matt McCarthy, 6. Kyle Edwards, 7. Trent Williams, 8. Jonas Reynolds, 9. Ryan Oerter. NT

COMPONENT REPAIR COMPANY/ULTRA SHIELD RACE PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Chris Gansen, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Tommy Malcolm, 5. Sterling Cling, 6. Max Adams, 7. Josh Castro, 8. Lonnie Cox. 2:09.384

ORANGE COUNTY TANK TESTING/ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tye Mihocko, 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Jake Swanson, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Thomas Meseraull, 7. Jeremy Ellertson, 8. Chris Muraoka. 2:12.046

MULTIQUIP INDUSTRIES/ROD END SUPPLY SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Austin Williams, 2. Logan Seavey, 3. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 4. Matt McCarthy, 5. Stevie Sussex, 6. Max Adams, 7. Sterling Cling, 8. Kyle Edwards, 9. Trent Williams, 10. Jeremy Ellertson, 11. Josh Castro, 12. Ikaika O'Brien, 13. Jonas Reynolds, 14. Eugene Thomas, 15. Lonnie Cox, 16. Chris Muraoka, 17. Ryan Oerter. 3:17.600

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (5), 2. Tyler Courtney (4), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (3), 4. Austin Williams (12), 5. Chris Windom (8), 6. Ryan Bernal (6), 7. Jake Swanson (16), 8. R.J. Johnson (14), 9. Tye Mihocko (9), 10. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (20), 11. Max Adams (11), 12. Noah Gass (7), 13. Tommy Malcolm (22), 14. Chris Bonneau (18), 15. Cody Williams (17), 16. Chris Gansen (19), 17. Matt McCarthy (15), 18. Stevie Sussex (21), 19. Matt Mitchell (2), 20. Damion Gardner (13), 21. Brody Roa (1), 22. Logan Seavey (10). NT

**Logan Seavey flipped on lap 4 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Brody Roa, Lap 13 Chris Windom, Laps 14-21 Tyler Courtney, Laps 22-30 Justin Grant.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC CRA & SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SPECIAL EVENT RACES: November 14, 2020 - Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, Arizona - 53rd Western World Championships Presented by San Tan Ford


Woodland Auto Display / Beaver Stripes Fast Qualifier: Ryan Bernal

Flowdynamics/Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars First Heat Winner: Chris Windom

All Coast Construction/Competition Suspension Inc. (CSI) Second Heat Winner: Noah Gass

Component Repair Company/Ultra Shield Race Products Third Heat Winner: Tyler Courtney

Orange County Tank Testing/Rod End Supply Fourth Heat Winner: Tye Mihocko

Indy Metal Finishing Semi Winner: Austin Williams

Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars/Rod End Supply Hard Charger: Eddie Tafoya Jr. (20th to 10th)

Multiquip Industries First Non-Transfer: Sterling Cling

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RIGHT PLACE & TIME: Lady Luck Favors David Gravel at Commonwealth Clash
Logan Schuchart and Jason Johnson Racing close in on their championship battles

SARVER, PA — Sept. 26, 2020 — Running second, more than six seconds behind the leader, with two laps to go, was the perfect spot for David Gravel.

His hopes of curing the hunger for another win went from being unattainable to nearly guaranteed with the sound of a pop Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway.

Sheldon Haudenschild, who was in his own world as the leader, lapping up into the top-15 around the 4/10-mile track, blew a tire with two laps to go. His strangle hold on the lead was released and fell to Gravel.

After a month of failing to return to Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Gravel found a golden horseshoe in Pennsylvania and made the most of the opportunity handed to him. He led the final two laps and parked the Jason Johnson Racing #41 in Victory Lane at Lernerville for the second time in two years – his fourth career win at the track.

“Sheldon was the class of the field,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “If he didn’t blow a tire, I would’ve run second. But a little bit of racing luck got us the win tonight. I don’t know where Sheldon was running, but I’m guessing he was running aggressive on the top and ran a torrid pace.”

Gravel didn’t feel like the team unloaded well at the start of the night, qualifying third in his flight. However, that sentiment changed after he won his Drydene Heat Race.

“The Heat Race, we had a really really good race car,” Gravel said. “Then we drew a seven (in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash draw). I didn’t get too upset because 35 laps here, this is one of the best racing tracks we go to. There’s always lanes to run three wide. That’s why it’s one of my favorite places to go to.”

Gravel started sixth in the 35-lap Feature and quietly made his way up through the field, while Haudenschild set a blistering pace as the leader. He went from sixth to fifth on the initial start but found himself stuck there for the first 18 laps. After moving his wing back, Gravel found traction and speed.

By Lap 19 he was fourth. By Lap 25 he was third. And by Lap 30 he was second. However, with five laps remaining, his chance of a win was out of the question. Haudenschild, coming off a hometown win in Ohio from the night before, made himself untouchable. After taking the lead on the first lap, he pinned his NOS Energy Drink #17 car to the top of the track and found a level of speed others couldn’t.

James McFadden ran second for the majority of the event, before getting passed by Gravel, and only saw Haudenschild for a handful of laps before he was a blur that disappeared in traffic.

Then everything changed with a pop. Haudenschild brought out the first caution of the night with two laps to go as he limped to the infield work area with a deflated right rear tire.

When the race resumed, Gravel pulled ahead of McFadden and ran away with the $10,000 Commonwealth Clash victory – his fifth Series win of 2020. McFadden finished second and Daryn Pittman rounded out the podium. Haudenschild was able to make it back on track and salvage a 13th place finish.

For McFadden, the runner-up finish is his second podium in three races behind the wheel of the Karavan Trailers #9 car.

“We were actually really really good there on the last restart,” said McFadden, of Warrnambool, VIC, Australia. “I started struggling there the last five or eight laps. Whatever happened on that last restart, must have built up air pressure in the tires or something, and started to feel really good again. Hats off to David (Gravel). He doesn’t make many mistakes.”

This week marked Pittman’s first time driving for Heffner Racing in 2020. In three World of Outlaws races, so far, they’ve improved each time. He finished 14th in the Red Robins #72 car at Plymouth Speedway on Thursday. Then finished 10th at Wayne County Speedway the next night. And then third at Lernerville.

“We’re tickled to death,” said Pittman, of Owasso, OK. “That’s a win for us in our first week together in five straight nights. First off, I have to thank Kale (Kahne) and Heath (Moyle) for the amount of work that they put in. Man, we’re ready for a day off tomorrow, I can tell you that, and there’s no better way to finish it up with a solid run like we had here tonight.”

Logan Schuchart put a small stop to the bleeding in his championship hunt by finishing fourth at Lernerville. Points leader Brad Sweet had gained 36 points on Schuchart the two previous nights but lost four points to him after finishing sixth Saturday night.

With nine races remaining this season, five drivers are still in contention for the driver championship and six teams are in contention for the team championship. Sweet leads Schuchart by 40 points for the driver title and his Kasey Kahne Racing team leads Gravel’s Jason Johnson Racing team by 26 points for the team title.

While the crown wouldn’t be for him, Gravel is committed to delivering a championship for JJR.

“Hopefully we’re going to get hot here and finish the season strong,” Gravel said. “We’re in contention to win this points championship, so we’re going to keep fighting until the last race.”


The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Fri, Oct. 2 and Sat., Oct. 3, return to Williams Grove Speedway for the Champion Racing Oil National Open, which will pay $75,000-to-win on Saturday. Click here to get tickets.

If you can't make it to the track, you can watch both nights live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: 9/26/20 – Lernerville Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [6][$10,000]; 2. 9-James McFadden [4][$5,500]; 3. 72-Daryn Pittman [3][$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,800]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5][$2,200]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [7][$2,100]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$2,000]; 11. 71-Shane Stewart [11][$1,500]; 12. 4-Cap Henry [20][$1,200]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$1,100]; 14. 14-Parker Price-Miller [9][$1,050]; 15. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [18][$1,000]; 16. 70-Cale Thomas [21][$900]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [15][$800]; 18. 3C-Cale Conley [16][$800]; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs [14][$800]; 20. 15K-Chad Kemenah [17][$800]; 21. 6X-Ryan Smith [22][$800]; 22. 7K-Dan Shetler [25][$]; 23. 42-Sye Lynch [23][$800]; 24. 2F-A.J. Flick [24][$800]; 25. 28-Tim Shaffer [19][$800];
Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-33, David Gravel 34-35;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Cap Henry[+8]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.746; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.808; 3. 72-Daryn Pittman, 12.938; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.961; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.967; 6. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.045; 7. 9-James McFadden, 13.047; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.148; 9. 42-Sye Lynch, 13.177; 10. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.22; 11. 15K-Chad Kemenah, 13.323; 12. 70-Cale Thomas, 13.338; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.344; 14. 6-Bill Rose, 13.368; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.4; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich, 13.425; 17. 19R-Michael Walter, 13.468; 18. 11-Carl Bowser, 13.474; 19. 7NY-Matthew Farnham, 13.494; 20. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.505; 21. 3G-Darin Gallagher, 13.764; 22. 33-Brent Matus, 14.766; 23. 4K-Rick Holley, 15.019; 24. 10P-Jim Perricone, 15.382

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.961; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.059; 3. 41-David Gravel, 13.14; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.156; 5. 83-Spencer Bayston, 13.157; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.165; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.216; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.268; 9. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 13.297; 10. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.321; 11. 6X-Ryan Smith, 13.378; 12. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.381; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.467; 14. 4-Cap Henry, 13.536; 15. 2F-A.J. Flick, 13.6; 16. 23JR-Jack Sodeman, 13.622; 17. 35-Jared Zimbardi, 13.635; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.636; 19. 29-Michael Bauer, 13.637; 20. 23-Darren Pifer, 13.798; 21. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.899; 22. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.991; 23. 76-Davey Jones, 14.181

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 72-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 9-James McFadden [4]; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 15K-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 42-Sye Lynch [5]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 9. 7NY-Matthew Farnham [10]; 10. 19R-Michael Walter [9]; 11. 3G-Darin Gallagher [11]; 12. 4K-Rick Holley [12]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 3. 71-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 5. 28-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 70-Cale Thomas [6]; 7. 6-Bill Rose [7]; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich [8]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [10]; 10. 11-Carl Bowser [9]; 11. 10P-Jim Perricone [12]; 12. 33-Brent Matus [11]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 41-David Gravel [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [5]; 6. 6X-Ryan Smith [6]; 7. 2F-A.J. Flick [8]; 8. 35-Jared Zimbardi [9]; 9. 29-Michael Bauer [10]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [11]; 11. 83-Spencer Bayston [3]; 12. 76-Davey Jones [12]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [5]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [7]; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler [4]; 7. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [8]; 8. 19-Paige Polyak [6]; 9. O8-Dan Kuriger [11]; 10. 33M-Mason Daniel [9]; 11. 23-Darren Pifer [10]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 72-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 9-James McFadden [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 6. 41-David Gravel [7]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer – 1. 11-Carl Bowser [3][-]; 2. 33M-Mason Daniel [4][-]; 3. 19R-Michael Walter [1][$150]; 4. 3G-Darin Gallagher [5][$150]; 5. 23-Darren Pifer [6][$150]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [10][$125]; 7. 4K-Rick Holley [9][$125]; 8. 10P-Jim Perricone [7][$125]; 9. 76-Davey Jones [8][$125]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [2][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 70-Cale Thomas [3][-]; 2. 6X-Ryan Smith [4][-]; 3. 42-Sye Lynch [1][-]; 4. 2F-A.J. Flick [8][-]; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler [6][$300]; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich [11][$250]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5][$225]; 8. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [10][$200]; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [14][$200]; 10. 7NY-Matthew Farnham [13][$200]; 11. 2C-Wayne Johnson [9][$200]; 12. 29-Michael Bauer [16][$200]; 13. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$200]; 14. 6-Bill Rose [7][$200]; 15. 13-Brandon Matus [15][$200]; 16. 35-Jared Zimbardi [12][$200]; 17. 83-Spencer Bayston [2][$200]; 18. O8-Dan Kuriger [19][$200]; 19. 11-Carl Bowser [17][$200]

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Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020

Contact: Brian Liskai

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Zeb Wise accomplished something Saturday, Sept. 26 that young sprint car drivers aren’t supposed to do – win at the historic Fremont Speedway in his first year of winged sprint car racing. Wise, 17, from Angola, Indiana, took the lead from the drop of the green and led all 30 laps of the Ti22 Performance FAST Series feature for his first career win at “The Track That Action Built” on Union Trades Night.

“Sam (McGhee) had the super tune on this thing. We lost a few crew guys the last weekend so to come back with just me my dad, Sam and Mike McGhee…it’s pretty special to be standing here,” said Wise in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“Tonight was one of the more technical race tracks I’ve seen here. Last time I was here I got one stolen away from me on the last corner and I wasn’t going to let that happen again. I kind of sold out on the top there and it worked out,” added Wise beside his Mike McGhee and Associates/Sundollar Restoration/Specialty Rigging/Pro Cup Racing Experience backed #11

Lima, Ohio’s Dustin Ingle lost the lead on a restart with seven laps to go in the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series feature. But he didn’t lose his cool, stayed focused on his high side line and drove back into the lead with four laps to go and went on to claim his first ever sprint car win.

“I kept telling myself don’t give up on the top…keep beating it down. I made a couple of mistakes there with a couple to go and tried to be smooth and close it out. This is the first win in my career in a sprint car,” said an elated Dustin Ingle beside his Gross & Sons Custom Millwork, Gils Trucking, Smugglers Cove Campground backed 2DI.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver admits he’s had a lot of lady luck on his side during a spectacular 2020 season. It continued Saturday. Weaver, who started 15th, was running third when a caution flew with 11 laps to go. That wiped out a five second lead Jamie Miller had built up. On the restart Weaver took second and Miller got a flat tire with seven laps to go, handing the lead to Weaver who drove to his seventh win of the year at Fremont Speedway.

It was Weaver’s 14th total victory of 2020 and was the 58th of his career at Fremont Speedway placing him in a tie with Jim Linder for fifth on the track’s all-time win list.

“I just took it easy….man luck was on my side. Jim Linder is one of the greats. I’m just an average racer plucking away at some 305 wins at the end of my career. Jim and Mark Keegan they were on top of their game back then running against the best that were around. Good to be up there on the list but it’s not the same. I had 16 wins in one year but I was a lot younger,” said Weaver beside his B&B Drain Services, M&L Excavating, Hampshire Engines backed #1W.

John Ivy and Wise brought the field to green for the 30 lap FAST feature with Wise gaining the advantage over Ivy, Travis Philo, DJ Foos and Craig Mintz. Wise began to pull away but a red flag on lap six kept the field close.

On the restart Wise again built his lead while Ivy, Philo, Mintz, Nate Dussel and Foos battled hard for second. At the half-way point Wise held an over two second lead with Philo, Dussel, Ivy and Mintz waging a fantastic battle for second.

With eight laps to go, Ivy, Dussel and Cole Macedo tangled while battling for fifth whipping out Wise’s lead. On the restart Wise again pulled away while Philo and Mintz battled for second. Wise drove away to the win with Mintz getting around Philo on the last lap for second. Foos and Tyler Gunn rounded out the top five.

Ingle and Isaac Chapple brought the field to green for the 25-lap BOSS feature with Ingle gaining the slight advantage over Chappel, Cody White, Trey Jacobs, Luke Hall, Ricky Peterson and Dallas Hewitt. Ingle and Chapple raced side by side the opening three laps with Jacobs, making his first non-wing sprint car start, riding comfortably in third.

Ingle built up a nearly three second lead when the caution flew with seven laps to go. On the ensuing restart Chappel drove under Ingle to take the lead with Hall, Hewitt and Peterson racing each other hard for third. Ingle stayed committed to the high groove and drove back into the lead on lap 21 with Chappel now having to deal with Hall, Hewitt and Peterson.

Ingle hit his marks perfectly the closing laps and took the win over Hewitt who had won the previous two appearances of BOSS at Fremont, Hall, Chappel and Jacobs rounding out the top five.

Brandon Moore and Jamie Miller paced the field to green for the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main with Miller gaining the advantage over Moore, Seth Schneider, Matt Foos, Logan Riehl and Larry Kingseed.

Miller built his lead to nearly two seconds by lap four with Moore, Foos, Schneider, Kyle Capodice and Kingseed in pursuit. Weaver, who started 15th was up to seventh in just five laps. Miller raced into heavy lapped traffic by the 10th circuit with Moore, Foos, Weaver and Schneider giving chase.

Miller’s lead was over five seconds when the caution flew on lap 14. On the restart Weaver drove around Moore for second Miller jumped the cushion in turn four on lap 18 and ended up going to the pits with a flat tire on lap 18, handing the lead to Weaver.

Weaver pulled away the remaining seven laps to score the win with Foos, Mike Keegan, Moore and Kingseed rounding out the top five.

Saturday, Oct. 3 is Fremont Federal Credit Union Season Championship Night for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks.

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About IBEW Local 8 –

IBEW Local 8, Toledo, represents more than 2000 members in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan providing skilled craftsmen in the electrical construction industry.

About Iron Workers Local 55 –

Ironworkers Local 55, Toledo, is comprised of more than 1,000 of the most highly-skilled and trained construction professionals throughout Northwest Ohio. Ironworkers Local 55 has been vital to the construction industry throughout the City of Toledo and across Northwest Ohio for over 100 years, contributing to the countless buildings and structures that adorn the area’s cityscapes.

Fremont Speedway Union Trades Night Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020

410 Sprints – Ti22 FAST


1.09-Craig Mintz, 12.612; 2.11-Zeb Wise, 12.696; 3.5R-Byron Reed, 12.716; 4.22B-Ryan Broughton, 12.781; 5.5T-Travis Philo, 12.791; 6.1-Nate Dussel, 12.800; 7.16-DJ Foos, 12.818; 8.9J-Dean Jacobs, 12.835; 9.77I-John Ivy, 12.881; 10.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.930; 11.8M-TJ Michael, 12.934; 12.23-Cole Macedo, 12.934; 13.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.965; 14.97-Max Stambaugh, 12.992; 15.83x-Nate Reeser, 13.014; 16.99-Skylar Gee, 13.055; 17.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.064; 18.27z-Zane DeVault, 13.093; 19.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.100; 20.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.111; 21.15-Mitch Harble, 13.115; 22.2+-Brian Smith, 13.119; 23.14-Chad Wilson, 13.180; 24.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.194; 25.5-Jordan Harble, 13.208; 26.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.257; 27.4T-Josh Turner, 13.371; 28.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.435; 29.5J-Jake Hesson, 13.486; 30.9G-Cody Gardener, 13.493; 31.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 13.521; 32.20-Danial Burkhart, 13.527; 33.19Z-Wyatt Zimmerman, 13.582; 34.21J-Jeffrey Neubert, 14.671;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 4. 99-Skylar Gee[5] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 7. 5J-Jake Hesson[8] ; 8. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert[9]

Heat 2, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 11-Zeb Wise[4] ; 2. 22B-Ryan Broughton[3] ; 3. 9J-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 5. 83x-Nate Reeser[1] ; 6. 27z-Zane DeVault[5] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 8. 19Z-Wyatt Zimmerman[8]

Heat 3, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 2. 23-Cole Macedo[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 9G-Cody Gardener[8] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 8. 20-Danial Burkhart[9] ; 9. 97-Max Stambaugh[1]

Heat 4, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 15-Mitch Harble[5] ; 6. 5-Jordan Harble[6] ; 7. 4T-Josh Turner[7] ; 8. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 83x-Nate Reeser[2] ; 2. 2L-Landon LaLonde[1] ; 3. 27z-Zane DeVault[4] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[6] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[9] ; 6. 5J-Jake Hesson[5] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[3] ; 8. 19Z-Wyatt Zimmerman[8]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 15-Mitch Harble[2] ; 3. 97-Max Stambaugh[9] ; 4. 9G-Cody Gardener[3] ; 5. 4T-Josh Turner[6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 7. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[8] ; 8. 20-Danial Burkhart[7] ; 9. 5-Jordan Harble[4]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 11-Zeb Wise[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 8. 9J-Dean Jacobs[12] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[16] ; 10. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 11. 15-Mitch Harble[20] ; 12. 97-Max Stambaugh[22] ; 13. 2+-Brian Smith[15] ; 14. 23-Cole Macedo[9] ; 15. 3J-Trey Jacobs[10] ; 16. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 17. 99-Skylar Gee[14] ; 18. 2-Ricky Peterson[18] ; 19. 27z-Zane DeVault[21] ; 20. 2L-Landon LaLonde[19] ; 21. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 22. 83x-Nate Reeser[17]

Hard Charger: 97-Max Stambaugh +10

B.O.S.S Non-Wing


1.26W-Cody White, 14.879; 2.9N-Luke Hall, 14.953; 3.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 14.984; 4.18-Dallas Hewitt, 15.027; 5.23s-Kyle Simon, 15.059; 6.68G-Tyler Gunn, 15.175; 7.0-Steve Irwin, 15.221; 8.52-Isaac Chapple, 15.278; 9.16-DJ Foos, 15.280; 10.3J-Trey Jacobs, 15.330; 11.24L-Lee Underwood, 15.344; 12.53-Steve Little, 15.413; 13.26-Jamie Miller, 15.431; 14.33M-Matt Westfall, 15.435; 15.18D-Bobby Distel, 15.562; 16.9x-Ricky Peterson, 15.564; 17.5M-Mike Moore, 15.725; 18.20R-Tayte Williamson, 15.831; 19.1H-Zeth Sabo, 15.966; 20.7m-Brandon Moore, 16.447; 21.31L-Buddy Lowther, 16.501; 22.13-Jeremy Duposki, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 9x-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 5. 18D-Bobby Distel[2] ; 6. 20R-Tayte Williamson[6] ; 7. 7m-Brandon Moore[7] ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 3. 23s-Kyle Simon[1] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 6. 16-DJ Foos[6] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 52-Isaac Chapple[2] ; 2. 0-Steve Irwin[3] ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall[5] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 5. 26W-Cody White[4] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[6] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[6] ; 4. 52-Isaac Chapple[2] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 6. 9x-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13] ; 8. 0-Steve Irwin[8] ; 9. 26W-Cody White[4] ; 10. 33M-Matt Westfall[11] ; 11. 26-Jamie Miller[14] ; 12. 16-DJ Foos[17] ; 13. 23s-Kyle Simon[10] ; 14. 53-Steve Little[9] ; 15. 5M-Mike Moore[12] ; 16. 7m-Brandon Moore[19] ; 17. 24L-Lee Underwood[20] ; 18. 1H-Zeth Sabo[18] ; 19. 18D-Bobby Distel[15] ; 20. 13-Jeremy Duposki[21] ; 21. 20R-Tayte Williamson[16] ; 22. 31L-Buddy Lowther[22]

Hard Charger: 68G-Tyler Gunn +6

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union


1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.533; 2.X-Mike Keegan, 13.633; 3.36-Seth Schneider, 13.702; 4.19R-Steve Rando, 13.727; 5.12F-Matt Foos, 13.736; 6.97-Kyle Peters, 13.771; 7.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.835; 8.9-Logan Riehl, 13.881; 9.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.885; 10.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.889; 11.47-Matt Lucius, 13.913; 12.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.943; 13.5-Kody Brewer, 13.990; 14.21x-Dustin Stroup, 13.999; 15.Z10-Brandon Moore, 14.027; 16.61-Tyler Shullick, 14.033; 17.29-Rich Farmer, 14.046; 18.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.072; 19.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.263; 20.51-Garrett Craine, 14.277; 21.3V-Chris Verda, 14.332; 22.13-Jeremy Duposki, 14.693;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 12F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 5. 21x-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[8] ; 8. 29-Rich Farmer[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[6] ; 6. 5-Kody Brewer[5]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 9-Logan Riehl[4] ; 3. Z10-Brandon Moore[1] ; 4. 61-Tyler Shullick[5] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 7. 51-Garrett Craine[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[15] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[5] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[10] ; 4. Z10-Brandon Moore[1] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[6] ; 6. 21x-Dustin Stroup[13] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[16] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 9. 99-Alvin Roepke[11] ; 10. 61-Tyler Shullick[12] ; 11. 97-Kyle Peters[9] ; 12. 9-Logan Riehl[4] ; 13. 5-Kody Brewer[17] ; 14. 3X-Brandon Riehl[19] ; 15. 29-Rich Farmer[21] ; 16. X15-Kasey Ziebold[18] ; 17. 13-Jeremy Duposki[22] ; 18. 51-Garrett Craine[20] ; 19. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 20. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 21. 47-Matt Lucius[8] ; 22. 3V-Chris Verda[14]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +14

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