Kentucky Driver Remains Perfect in Three Visits to Dirt-Covered Berlin Raceway
MARNE, Mich. – Sept. 13, 2014 – Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., maintained his perfect record at Berlin Raceway with a $15,000 victory in Saturday’s third annual Keyser Manufacturing Down & Dirty 65 Presented by NAPA A-Main.
With his16th World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory of the season, Lanigan, 44, of Union, Ky., broke his own single-season wins record on the national tour and ensured that the he needs only to enter the season-ending World of Outlaws World Finals Nov. 6-8 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to clinch his third WoO LMS championship.
“We broke a record and that’s definitely something to be proud of,” said Lanigan, who broke the record he set in his championship-winning season in 2012. “And to be the only winner of this event is definitely special, too.”
Advancing from the fourth starting spot, Lanigan battled back and forth with polesitter Jeep Van Wormer of Pinconning, Mich., for the lead early in the 65-lap race before taking command for good when Van Wormer ran into trouble as the two leaders raced through slower traffic on lap 13.
Slipping too high in turns three and four, Van Wormer tagged the wall and slowed directly in front of Lanigan’s Club 29 Race Car, causing Lanigan to get into the back of Van Wormer’s Rocket Chassis. The contact sent Van Wormer spinning as Lanigan continued running and assumed the lead.
“I have to apologize to Jeep,” Lanigan said of his involvement in the lap-13 accident. “It looked like he got up in the wall and then he kind of came back down. We had a head of steam coming in there and got into him. It wasn’t nothing on purpose.” ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Street Stocks Feature
Car-# Drivers Name Home Town Finish
16 J.D. Goff Brooksville 1
8 Tim Wilson Floral City 2
98 Bubba Martone Floral City 3
59 Thomas Peet 4
32 Willie Lacey Wesley Chapel 5
00 Billy Smith Wildwood 6
Mini Stocks Feature
Car-# Drivers Name Home Town Finish
11 Jerry Daniels Weirsdale 1
33 Bill Ryan Bushnell 2
46 Travis Hoefler Floral City 3
98 Kevin Stone Dade City 4
7 Drew Jackson Lakeland 5
111 Anthony LaPoint 6
22 Mark Patterson Webster 7
47 Ricky Kuhn Ocala 8
73 Jason Terry Bellview 9 ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway on Saturday night, feature winners on the 1/3-mile clay oval were Buck Woodhouse who won the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks, Billy Boyd, Jr. won the East Bay Sprints, Roy Woodhouse won the V8 Warriors, Jack Nosbisch, Jr. won the Late Models and Justan Rodgers won the Sunshine Micro Sprints.
In the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks 15-lap feature it was Buck Woodhouse winning his sixth feature of the season over David Barwick, II and William Burnside. Thomas Burnside won the heat race.
In the East Bay Sprints 20-lap feature Billy Boyd, Jr. won his sixth feature of the year getting by rookie Dylan Colding after leading the first eight laps. Colding would finish his best race ever coming home second with Guy Bos third. Boyd, Jr. and Tony Agin won their heats.
In the V8 Warriors 15-lap feature it was Roy Woodhouse winning his first feature in his 5 years of racing at East Bay Raceway Park. Finishing second was Jason Burnside and Jimmy Baker third. Baker and Woodhouse won their heats. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Becomes the 22nd different winner of the season and scores the 16th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of his career
SPENCER, Iowa – Sept. 12, 2014 – With the lights of the Ferris wheel shining in the distance and the sounds of midway games just beyond the grand stand, Kraig Kinser scored his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season at the Clay County Fair Speedway’s Arnold Motor Supply Shootout on Friday night.
Kinser got the break he needed as the Outlaws turned lap 13 at the 3/8 mile track. Brad Sweet, who had led every lap up to that point, was battling a loose racecar and it nearly got the best of him coming off of turn four. Sweet got sideways and dove to the bottom of the track as he fought to save his car.
“I saw him crossed up,” Kinser said. “I was trying to check up, check up because I saw him come across the track. I saw him loose there – I kind of thought he was going to come up and get us.”
Sweet recovered but not before slipping back to fourth place. In the meantime, Kinser, Kerry Madsen and Joey Saldana all got around him.
“I know Brad’s probably feeling pretty bad, but I’ll take it any way I can get it,” Kinser said in victory lane. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Orlando FL 8-8-14 – This Saturday night the Joey Coulter Florida Pro-Truck series joins the Super Late Model card on the high banks of Desoto Speedway for race #10 of the series!
The series is building momentum as the season championship, now to be held Nov. 1st at Desoto, approaches. Becca Monopoli continues to lead the points as we head into this important race. The top 10 in points are as follows :
Points After Race #9
1. 59 Becca Monopoli 214 (3)
2. 41 Steve Darvalics 193 (2)
3. 64 Brent Huber 175
4. 25 Cody McDuffie 159 (1)
5. 7 Dylan Martin 141
6. 36 Chad Chastain 120 (1)
7. 50 Danny Anderson 117 (1)
8. 31 Rodney Haddock 105
9. 51 Phil Ellis 66
10. 09 Tommy Caveney 58
(1) – Denotes wins
A good field of trucks is expected as several new drivers plan to race along with the series regulars and Desoto speedway regulars go at it for 50 Laps $1000 to win. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
CARTERSVILLE, GA – Jeremy Idom of Hattiesburg, MS is the 2014 NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division Presented By AR Bodies National Champion. Idom clinched the title on Fridaynight with a spectacular win at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS for his 14th victory of the season driving the Performance Bodies “Throwback” 1957 Chevrolet.
Idom had to win the NeSmith/AR Bodies Street Stock Division feature race at Hattiesburg Speedway in order to clinch the championship. Josh Stringer of Foxworth, MS made valiant effort to play the role of spoiler, as he led all but the last lap with Idom right on his back bumper.
Idom made several attempts to work the inside in an effort to pass Stringer for the lead. With Stinger between Idom and a National Championship, Idom made a bold inside move on the last lap to make the pass for the lead. The fans in the stands had the joint rockin’ as Idom beat Stringer to the checkered flag and clinch the NeSmith/AR Bodies Street Stock Division National Championship. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Brad Rouse holds onto DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series point lead
PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO – Monday, September 8, 2014 – Mathieu Desjardins from Sorel, Quebec won Sunday’s 21st running of the Trevor Wilkens Memorial for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series on Cosco Haulage Night at the New Humberstone Speedway.
Jessica Power and 2014 PC Works DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Champion Gary Lindberg led the stout field of DIRTcar Sportsman to the green flag for the 50-lap main event with Lindberg taking over the lead from Power and Mike Maresca, James Michael Friesen and Louie Jackson Jr running in the top five early on. Friesen would go underneath Maresca on lap four to take over second. The field slowed down for the first time on lap six as Mike Stacey spun in turn two. The restart saw Lindberg take off with Friesen taking over second from Power. 2012 Series kingpin Cody McPherson raced his way into fifth. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
He scores his sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season after holding off Kyle Hirst by .005 seconds
ANTIOCH, Calif. – Sept. 7, 2014 – Kerry Madsen scored a win for the record books Sunday night at Antioch Speedway as he held off Kyle Hirst by just .005 seconds, the smallest win margin in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series history.
Madsen took over the lead on lap seven as the field returned to green following a caution. Madsen, who at the time was running in second behind reigning series champion Daryn Pittman, looked low as Pittman got caught up in the cushion and fell back.
Now leading, Madsen quickly built up a comfortable lead in his American Racing Custom Wheels car. By lap 11 he hit lapped traffic. As he worked his way through, Hirst crept closer.
As Madsen took the white flag, Hirst looked for an opportunity. He found it as the two entered the final turn. With Madsen bottled up by a lapped car, Hirst entered onto the front stretch side-by-side with the Australia native. The two drag raced down to the checkered flag and Madsen claimed the win by just a fraction of a second.
“It felt like I was doing it comfortably and managing traffic pretty well but I just got bottled up there and I guess he got a run,” Madsen said. “I was pretty lucky to get away with that one.” ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
PORT ROYAL, PA. (Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014) – Greg Hodnett put on a dominating performance Saturday to claim his fourth Tuscarora 50 victory at Port Royal Speedway. Not only was the win worth $13,350, but Hodnett wrapped up the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Easter Region Championship and it’s $20,000 payday.
It was Hodnett’s second UNOH All Star win of 2014 – the other coming in April at Port Royal – and his 10th overall victory in 2014. The win was also Hodnett’s fourth in the prestigious event, having won in 1998, 2004 and 2009. He ties hall-of-famers Doug Wolfgang, Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease for the most Tuscarora 50 victories. Hodnett also now has 18 career UNOH All Star wins on his resume.
“My car owner (Heffner) won his first race as an owner at Port Royal. He and his dad used to spend a lot of time at this track and I know this race was pretty important to him. Mike’s cars have won the last three straight All Star Easter point championships with three different drivers. Daryn (Pittman) and Lance (Dewease) got him that title and I didn’t want to let him down,” said Hodnett of his Lelands.com/Eagle Steel/Trone Outdoor/Pasquariello’s Auto Body backed #27. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Tennessee Racer Overcomes Penalty to Score $47,000 Crown Jewel Triumph
ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 6, 2014 – Nothing could stop Scott Bloomquist from claiming his fourth World 100 trophy Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Not a lap-19 penalty that dropped him from the lead to the tail of the field. Not a steady Dale McDowell looking for an Eldora crown jewel sweep. And not slower traffic during the race’s closing laps.
Bloomquist’s No. 0 Sweet-Bloomquist machine was unstoppable at the historic half-mile oval as it carried the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer through the field for a $47,000 victory in the 44th running of the DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned event.
“I believe everybody got to witness the fastest race car in the world right there,” Bloomquist, 50, of Mooresburg, Tenn., told the Eldora Speedway crowd, which for once was nearly unanimous in applauding a driver who usually polarizes fans. “We talked this week in the shop; I told everybody I was gonna win this race this weekend and here it is.”
Advancing from his fifth starting spot, Bloomquist first took the lead from McDowell on lap 19 only to be penalized for an unapproved window net and sent to the tail of the field when the caution waved on the following lap.
That only made things more interesting. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
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