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Bronson Takes First Lucas Oil Appearance at Raceway 7

CONNEAUT, OH (October 4, 2019) – Kyle Bronson took advantage of race leader Jimmy Owens’ misfortune on lap 45 and then went on to win his third career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race on Friday night at Raceway 7. The event is the biggest dirt late model race in 16 years at the Northeast Ohio facility and was held in front of a packed grandstand. The A-Main saw a dramatic ending as Owens’ dominance of the race came to an end after he slowed suddenly. With four laps to go he pulled pit side, ending his bid for a fifth series victory of the season. Bronson led the first nine laps of the race before yielding the lead to Owens. Upon inheriting the lead back from Owens’ misfortune, the Florida native then quickly pulled away from second-place-running Tim McCreadie to win the event. With his podium finish, McCreadie maintains second place in the Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings after coming home in the runner-up position. He was followed to the stipe by Josh Richards, Hudson O’Neal, and Jonathan Davenport. Bronson was several car lengths behind Owens when the 3-time Series Champion slowed suddenly and dropped out of the race. “These races are so tough to win. I feel terrible for Jimmy, he was the class of the field tonight. He was gone and in another zip code. Jimmy and his guys have been helping me a lot lately. I hate it for those guys as well. I knew when they said over race control McCreadie was second, that I just needed to hit my marks and take care of my race car, because he would race me clean.” In McCreadie’s post-race interview, he was grateful for another podium finish. “Once the track cleaned off in the middle, we couldn’t maneuver anymore. This is one of the smoothest tracks we have been on in a while. We brought the car home in one piece, so we should be ready for tomorrow at Pittsburgh. We finished second in our only other appearance here before (in a Big Block Modified), so I guess that’s the best we could do tonight as well. They filled nearly every seat in the grandstands tonight, so thank you to everyone who came out to support this event.” With his third-place finish, Richards managed to keep himself just behind McCreadie in the Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings. “I thought we were going to be better than we were tonight. The car was too loose at the start of the race. We had a third or fourth place car, but as the race wore on, we got better. When we got some heat in the right rear tire, we closed on McCreadie, but we didn’t have enough to pass him. We have had a lot of speed near the end of a lot of races this season, but we have just some bad breaks. The last time I was here John Gill was driving for my dad (Mark Richards), so it’s kind of neat to finally race here.” The winner’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by Brandon Ford, Brandon Collision, All-Florida Real Estate Group, Racecar Engineering, Integra Shocks, VP Fuels, and Valvoline. Completing the top ten were Mike Marlar, Mason Zeigler, Tyler Erb, Max Blair, and Doug Drown.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, October 4th, 2019
Raceway 7 – Conneaut, OH
Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Don O’Neal / 17.054 seconds (New Track Record)
Fast Time Group B: Devin Moran / 17.115 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Chub Frank, Stormy Scott, Chad Wright, Gregg Satterlee, Earl Pearson, Jr., Don O’Neal

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Mike Marlar, Billy Moyer, Jr., Max Blair, Shanon Buckingham, Ryan Scott, Bump Headman, Charles Powell

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Tyler Erb ®, Devin Moran ®, Jared Miley, Jacob Hawkins, Breyton Santee, Jerry Aber, Ryan Markham

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Hudson O’Neal, Mason Zeigler, Doug Drown, Johnny Scott, Darrell Bossard, Garrett Mott, Austin Hubbard-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease 
B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shanon Buckingham, Gregg Satterlee, Earl Pearson, Jr., Don O’Neal, Chad Wright, Charles Powell, Ryan Scott, Bump Headman

FAST Shafts 
B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Johnny Scott, Jacob Hawkins, Darrell Bossard, Ryan Markham, Breyton Santee, Jerry Aber, Garrett Mott, Austin Hubbard-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1240BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$12,7002539Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$6,2003114Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$4,3004871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$3,4505449Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$3,35067157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$1,80071225ZMason ZeiglerChalk Hill, PA$1,500861TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$2,100915111Max BlairCenterville, PA$1,200101612dDoug DrownWooster, OH$1,10011101mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$1,77512132sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$1,750131410Jared MileySouth Park, PA$1,025141922Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA$1,00015235Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$1,000161750Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$1,70017181stJohnny ScottLas Cruces, NM$1,00018211Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$1,800192222bDarrell BossardCenterville, PA$1,00020320Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$1,900211121Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$1,7002291*Chub FrankBear Lake, PA$1,00023208Jacob HawkinsFairmont, WV$1,0002424M1Chad WrightSpringboro, PA$1,000
Race Statistics
Entrants
: 32
Lap Leaders: Kyle Bronson (Lap 1-9), Jimmy Owens (Lap 10-45), Kyle Bronson (Lap 46-50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Kyle Bronson
Margin of Victory: 1.548 seconds
Cautions: Johnny Scott (Lap 6); Jimmy Owens (Lap 46)
Series Provisional: Don O’Neal
Miller WeldersFast Time Provisional: Chad Wright
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Don O’Neal (Advanced 8 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Hudson O’Neal
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Tanner Birdwell (Kyle Bronson)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap #11 – 18.505 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jimmy Owens
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Jimmy Owens (36 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Josh Richards
Time of Race: 22 minutes 24 seconds

By |2019-10-05T04:19:59+00:00October 5th, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Bronson Takes First Lucas Oil Appearance at Raceway 7

Over $120,000 Up for Grabs in Weekend Doubleheader

BATAVIA, Ohio (October 1, 2019) – A two-day, two-race swing through Ohio and Pennsylvania this weekend will offer dirt late model teams over $120,000 in purse money. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their first-ever stop at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio on Friday, October 4th. The action shifts to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Penn. on Saturday, October 5th. Friday night’s event at Raceway 7, dubbed the Great Lakes 50, will boast a $12,000 top prize. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will compete in a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap main event. The Econo Modifieds will also be in action at Raceway 7. On Friday, the pit gates will open at 2:00 p.m, followed by general admission gates at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps will begin at 7:00 p.m, followed by action-packed racing. For more information, visit: www.Raceway7.com. On Saturday night, the action will ratchet up with the 31st Annual Pittsburgher 100. The single-day event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains – highlighted by a 100-lap, $20,000-to-win feature event. The Rush Late Models and Rush Sportsman Modifieds will also be in competition on Saturday night. The pit gates at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway will be open all day. The general admission gates are set to open at 3:00 p.m. A Dirt Racing Outreach service is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., followed by a driver autograph session at 4:30 p.m. The on-track action will begin at 6:00 p.m. To purchase tickets or find more information, visit: www.PPMS.com.   Track and Event Information:Raceway 7Phone Number: 440-594-2222Location: 4094 Center Rd, Conneaut, OH 44030Directions: Located on Route 7 just 6 miles South of I-90.Website: www.raceway7.comTire Rule for Raceway 7:Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 1300
Right Rear – Hoosier 01, 04

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use 2 new rear tires.*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.
Raceway 7 Event Purse: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor SpeedwayPhone Number: (412) 279-RACELocation: 170 Kelso Road Imperial, PA 15126Directions: I-79 to PA Route 60 North/Airport Exit 16A; PA Route 60 to 22/30 West (at Ikea); US 22 West to Noblestown Exit (turn left).Website: www.ppms.comTire Rule for Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway:Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 28.5 1425
Right Rear – Hoosier 04, LM40

By |2019-10-02T14:21:29+00:00October 1st, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Over $120,000 Up for Grabs in Weekend Doubleheader

Southern All Stars Head to SMS Saturday, September 28th for $7,500 to win; Also Hall of Fame Inductees (Autographs) & Points Champions

The next event at Smoky Mountain Speedway will be the final event of the 2019 season with the King of the Mountain Fall Classic on Saturday, September 28. The Southern All-Stars, Kajun Mini Stocks, limited late models, and sportsman late models will be in action. It will also be Hall of Fame Night as the newest members of the track’s hall of fame will be inducted.

The Southern All-Stars will take to the speedway competing in a one-night, $7,500 to win race. David Breazeale is the current SAS points leader over Zach Leonhardi, Riley Hickman, Billy Franklin, and Mark Dodson. Ricky Weiss won the last Southern All-Stars race at Smoky Mountain in April. Shanon Buckingham, Ricky Weiss, Vic Hill, Tommy Kerr, Ryan King, David Crabtree, and Dakotah Knuckles are just some of the drivers expected.

The Kajun Mini Stock Association returns for their second race in 2019 at Smoky Mountain Speedway. They will be racing for $1,500 to win. Tim Ladd won the previous race in March.

The limited late models will be competing in their final point race of the season for $1,200 to win. Chase King leads Austin Neely in the limited late models for the championship where drivers must have perfect attendance to be eligible for the track championship. Cory Hedgecock is second in points, but is not eligible for the championship due to missing one race to start the season.

The sportsman late models will also be racing in their final point race for $800 to win. Jed Emert holds the lead over Jake Whitehead. Jaylon Shannon, Joshua Sneed, and Bryan Cooper round out the to 5 in points. Ten drivers have had perfect attendance heading into the final race.

Halls Service Center – Tire Pros in Halls is giving a $100 bonus to the fast qualifier in all four divisions. Halls Service Center is located on Cunningham Road.

Following the limited late model and sportsman late models features, the track champions in each division will be recognized with a trophy, points money, and other contingency awards. Drivers in both divisions that competed in every race will also be recognized with points money and contingency awards.

It is also Hall of Fame Night as the 2019 class of the Smoky Mountain Speedway will be inducted into the track’s hall of fame. Jeff Purvis, Joey Standridge, Tony Presley, Sam Giles, and Roy Gibson will each be inducted during a ceremony that will take place right after qualifying and before heat race action. The approximate time is 7:45 for the ceremony. There will also be legends of the sport and current drivers on hand to sign autographs for fans from 5:00 until 6:00. Herman Goddard, Randy Bethea, and Rocky Estes are some of the legends that will meet the fans.

A number of special prizes will be available for fans throughout the evening. The fan with the dirtiest vehicle in the parking lot will win a certificate from Zip’s Car Wash for six months of unlimited car washes at any area Zip’s Car Wash location.

Pit gates will open at 2:00. Grandstand and tier parking gates will open at 3:00. The driver’s meeting is scheduled for 6:05 and hot laps will begin at 6:20.

Grandstand ticket prices are $20 for adults, kids 6-11 are $5, and children 5 and under are free. Tier parking tickets are $25 for adults, kids 6-11 are $10, and children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 for adults, kids 11 and under are $15. Minors 18 and under must submit a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability form signed by parent/legal guardian. If form is not signed in the presence of an Smoky Mountain Speedway official, it must be notarized. Forms can be downloaded from the track’s web site

Smoky Mountain Speedway is located 12 miles south of Maryville, Tennessee. From Maryville, take Highway 411 south for 10 miles and turn left onto Brick Mill Road. Follow Brick Mill Road for approximately 2 miles, the racetrack is on the right. The first entrance is for grandstand parking. The second entrance is for tier parking and campground access. The pit entrance is the next right on Crye Road.

For additional information, contact the speedway at 865-856-8989 or visit www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com. Keep up to date on the latest from Smoky Mountain Speedway by following on Facebook and Twitter.

By |2019-09-26T05:59:48+00:00September 26th, 2019|Racing News, Southern All Stars, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Southern All Stars Head to SMS Saturday, September 28th for $7,500 to win; Also Hall of Fame Inductees (Autographs) & Points Champions

Summit USRA Nationals Launch Date Moved to Thursday

Rainfall on Tuesday night had track officials working around the clock to get the Hamilton County Speedway racing surface ready for practice Wednesday evening, but an afternoon downpour has forced practice to Thursday morning.

Teams wanting to practice will pit outside the track Thursday morning with the pit gate opening at 11 a.m. and practice from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Teams will be able to begin parking haulers in the infield pit area beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday night’s show will feature USRA Modifieds, American Racer USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stocks in a complete program. Competitors earn points on Thursday and Friday to determine line-ups for Saturday’s championship features.

America’s best Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series racers will showcase their talents against one another this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-28, at the 6th Annual Summit USRA Nationals hosted by the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa.

Celebrating their 15th season of partnering with America’s best dirt tracks and the racers who compete there, the United States Racing Association’s annual fall classic will feature USRA Modifieds, American Racer USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stocks. USRA Tuners will join the card on Friday and Saturday.

The event is also the season finale in the Arnold Motor Supply Iron Man Challenge for both the American Racer USRA Stock Cars presented by Medieval Chassis and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods presented by Pace Performance.

USRA Factory Stock and USRA Limited Mod competitors will do battle at the 2nd Annual Summit USRA Southern Nationals which kicks off Halloween night at the Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas.

Beginning in 2014, the first three events took place at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and then moved to Mike and Kyle Johnson’s I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., for the 2017 and 2018 events before finding its way to the Hamilton County Speedway this season.

Other than Mother Nature which wiped out the 2017 program, there have been no repeat champions in any division. Past Modified winners include Rodney Sanders, Darron Fuqua, Lucas Schott and Ryan Gustin. Past Stock Car winners include Dillon Anderson, Elijah Zevenbergen, Brett Heeter and Mitch Hovden. In the B-Mods, past champions include Mike Higley, Logan Martin, Chad Clancy and Kris Jackson. Previous winners in the Hobby Stock class include Eric Stanton, Cory Yeigh, Weston Koop and Tyler Schlumbohm. Tuners first appeared last season with Dakota Girard taking the win.

Each night of the 6th Annual Summit USRA Nationals will be a complete show of heat races and main events, with Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national points awarded each night. This is the only USRA-sanctioned event of the week. No track, regional points are awarded at any racetrack, and national points are awarded at the Summit USRA Nationals only from Thursday to Saturday.

Sweetening the pot for competitors is the “true car count” bonus points awarded each night. At any given event at a USRA-sanctioned racetrack in America, each driver is awarded a car count bonus for national points that is equal to that event’s car count (maximum of 24 points for car counts of 24 or more). At the Summit USRA Nationals, however, each driver will earn a car count bonus equal to the actual car count with no maximum and a minimum of 48 points regardless of car count. This could have a huge impact on the USRA national points battles in every division.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
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The track will host an open practice with drivers in any class of cars welcome to participate. Practice will be from 12-2 p.m., weather permitting. The USRA will be providing a free meal free prepared by Pit Stop Catering from 12-2 p.m. during practice.

Pre-Tech Begins 12:00 p.m.
Open Practice 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Pits Open 3:00 p.m.
Grandstands Open 5:00 p.m.
Drivers Meeting 5:30 p.m.
Racing 6:00 p.m.
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Adult (11+) Pit Pass $35
Youth (6-10) Pit Pass $25
Kids (5 & Under) Pit Pass FREE
3-Day Adult Pit Pass $110
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Adult Grandstand Ticket $20
Juniors (12-16) or Seniors (62+) $15
Kids (11 & Under) FREE
3-Day Adult Grandstand Ticket $60
3-Day Juniors (12-16) or Seniors (62+) $50

Thursday’s racing program will feature USRA Modifieds, American Racer USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stocks in a complete program. Competitors earn points on Thursday and Friday to determine line-ups for Saturday’s championship features.

USRA Modified Thursday payouts: 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $350, 6. $300, 7. $270, 8. $240, 9. $220, 10. $200, 11. $180, 12. $160, 13. $150, 14. $140, 15. $135, 16. $130, 17. $125, 18. $120, 19. $115, 20. $110, 21. $105, other starters $100; non-qualifiers $50.

American Racer USRA Stock Car Thursday payouts: 1. $600, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $250, 5. $220, 6. $200, 7. $180, 8. $160, 9. $150, 10. $140, 11. $130, 12. $125, 13. $120, 14. $115, 15. $110, 16. $105, 17. $100, 18. $95, 19. $90, 20. $85, other starters $80; non-qualifiers $50.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mod Thursday payouts: 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $250, 5. $220, 6. $200, 7. $180, 8. $160, 9. $150, 10. $140, 11. $130, 12. $125, 13. $120, 14. $115, 15. $110, 16. $105, 17. $100, 18. $95, 19. $90, 20. $85, other starters $80; non-qualifiers $50.

Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stock Thursday payouts: 1. $400, 2. $300, 3. $250, 4. $200, 5. $175, 6. $150, 7. $125, 8. $100, 9. $95, 10. $90, 11. $85, 12. $80, 13. $75, 14. $70, other starters $65; non-qualifiers $50.

Nashville recording artist John Riggins will be singing and playing his unique brand of Outlaw Country Music in the Spangler Automotive Hospitality Tent after the races.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
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Pit Stop Catering will also be serving breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on Friday morning.

Pits Open 2:00 p.m.
Pre-Tech Begins 3:00 p.m.
Grandstands Open 5:00 p.m.
Drivers Meeting 5:30 p.m.
Racing 6:00 p.m.
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Adult (11+) Pit Pass $35
Youth (6-10) Pit Pass $25
Kids (5 & Under) Pit Pass FREE
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Adult Grandstand Ticket $20
Junior (12-16) or Senior (62+) Grandstand Ticket $15
Kids (11 & Under) Grandstand Ticket FREE

Friday’s show will feature USRA Modifieds, American Racer USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods and Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stocks in a complete program. Competitors earn points on Thursday and Friday to determine line-ups for Saturday’s championship features.

USRA Modified Friday payouts: 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $350, 6. $300, 7. $270, 8. $240, 9. $220, 10. $200, 11. $180, 12. $160, 13. $150, 14. $140, 15. $135, 16. $130, 17. $125, 18. $120, 19. $115, 20. $110, 21. $105, other starters $100; non-qualifiers $50.

American Racer USRA Stock Car Friday payouts: 1. $600, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $250, 5. $220, 6. $200, 7. $180, 8. $160, 9. $150, 10. $140, 11. $130, 12. $125, 13. $120, 14. $115, 15. $110, 16. $105, 17. $100, 18. $95, 19. $90, 20. $85, other starters $80; non-qualifiers $50.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mod Friday payouts: 1. $500, 2. $400, 3. $300, 4. $250, 5. $220, 6. $200, 7. $180, 8. $160, 9. $150, 10. $140, 11. $130, 12. $125, 13. $120, 14. $115, 15. $110, 16. $105, 17. $100, 18. $95, 19. $90, 20. $85, other starters $80; non-qualifiers $50.

Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stock Friday payouts: 1. $400, 2. $300, 3. $250, 4. $200, 5. $175, 6. $150, 7. $125, 8. $100, 9. $95, 10. $90, 11. $85, 12. $80, 13. $75, 14. $70, other starters $65; non-qualifiers $50.

USRA Tuner Friday payouts: 1. $250, 2. $200, 3. $150, 4. $125, 5. $100, 6. $90, 7. $85, 8. $80, 9. $75, 10. $70, 11. $65, 12. $60, 13. $55, 14. $55, other starters $50; non-qualifiers $50.

Nashville recording artist John Riggins will be singing and playing his unique brand of Outlaw Country Music in the Spangler Automotive Hospitality Tent after the races.

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Saturday’s show will feature USRA Modifieds, American Racer USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stocks and USRA Tuners in a complete program. Saturday’s program will also feature a new special event that will reward individual drivers from each USRA sanctioned track in the first-ever Summit Shootout.

Pits Open 2:00 p.m.
Grandstands Open 4:00 p.m.
Drivers Meeting 5:00 p.m.
Racing 5:30 p.m.
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Adult (11+) Pit Pass $40
Youth (6-10) Pit Pass $30
Kids (5 & Under) Pit Pass FREE
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Adult Grandstand Ticket $25
Junior (12-16) or Senior (62+) Grandstand Ticket $20
Youth (6-11) Grandstand Ticket $5
Kids (5 & Under) Grandstand Ticket FREE

USRA Modified Saturday payouts: 1. $5000, 2. $3000, 3. $2000, 4. $1500, 5. $1000, 6. $800, 7. $700, 8. $650, 9. $600, 10. $550, 11. $500, 12. $475, 13. $450, 14. $425, 15. $400, 16. $375, 17. $350, 18. $340, 19. $335, 20. $330, 21. $325, 22. $320, 23. $315, 24. $310, 25. $305, other starters $300; non-qualifiers $200.

American Racer USRA Stock Car Saturday payouts: 1. $4000, 2. $2500, 3. $1500, 4. $1000, 5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $600, 8. $550, 9. $500, 10. $450, 11. $425, 12. $400, 13. $375, 14. $350, 15. $340, 16. $330, 17. $320, 18. $310, 19. $300, 20. $290, 21. $280, 22. $275, 23. $270, 24. $265, 25. $260, 26. $255, other starters $250; non-qualifiers $150.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mod Saturday payouts: 1. $3000, 2. $1700, 3. $1200, 4. $900, 5. $800, 6. $700, 7. $600, 8. $550, 9. $500, 10. $450, 11. $400, 12. $375, 13. $350, 14. $325, 15. $300, 16. $290, 17. $280, 18. $275, 19. $270, 20. $265, 21. $260, 22. $255, other starters $250; non-qualifiers $150.

Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stock Saturday payouts: 1. $1500, 2. $1000, 3. $800, 4. $700, 5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $450, 8. $400, 9. $350, 10. $325, 11. $300, 12. $275, 13. $250, 14. $225, 15. $200, 16. $190, 17. $180, 18. $175, 19. $170, 20. $165, 21. $160, 22. $155, other starters $150; non-qualifiers $100.

USRA Tuner Saturday payouts: 1. $1,000, 2. $700, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $300, 6. $250, 7. $225, 8. $200, 9. $175, 10. $150, 11. $140, 12. $130, 13. $125, 14. $120, 15. $115, 16. $110, 17.$105, other starters $100; non-qualifiers $75.

This year’s Summit Shootout will feature eligible USRA Modified, American Racer USRA Stock Car, Out-Pace USRA B-Mod and Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stock racers. The only way to get qualified was through a Summit Shootout Qualifier at a USRA-sanctioned racetrack during the 2019 season.

USRA Modified Summit Shootout payouts: 1. $2500, 2. $1500, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $500, 8. $450, 9. $400, 10. $375, 11. $350, 12. $325; Eligible USRA Modified drivers include Carlos Ahumada Jr., J.D. Auringer, Tad Davis, Ethan Dotson, Mark Elliott, Jake Gallardo, Dustin Hodges, Justin Johnson, Matt Johnson, Mitch Keeter, Charlie Smith and Chad Wheeler.

American Racer USRA Stock Car Summit Shootout payouts: 1. $2000, 2. $1200, 3. $800, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $350, 8. $325, 9. $300, 10. $275, 11. $250; Eligible American Racer USRA Stock Car drivers include Dillon Anderson, Jesse Brown, Kyle Falck, Pat Graham, Brayden Gjere, Mitch Hovden, Reid Keller, Mike Rosales, Mark Smith, Todd Staley and Roger Verdoorn.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mod Summit Shootout payouts: 1. $2000, 2. $1200, 3. $800, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $350, 8. $325, 9. $300, 10. $275, 11. $250, 12. $240, 13. $230, 14. $230; Eligible Out-Pace USRA B-Mod drivers include Kyle Anderson, Jared Boumeester, Andy Bryant, Rocky Caudle, Jim Chisholm, Jake Gallardo, Ryan Gillmore, Ty Griffith, Parker Hale, Brock Hess, Dan Hovden, Kris Jackson, Tracy Johnson, Ben Moudry, Earl Pryor and Brandon Toftee.

Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stock Summit Shootout payouts: 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $400, 6. $300, 7. $275; Eligible Mensink Racing Products USRA Hobby Stock drivers include Scott Dobel, Corey Gronewold, Dustin Gulbrandson, Chris Hovden, Brady Klaassen, Jamie Songer and Eric Stanton.

If a Summit Shootout Qualifier winner was already locked in, the second-place finisher got the spot, and so on. Each track was eligible to host up to four dates for each class.

Every day, every division and every lap of the 6th Annual Summit USRA Nationals will be broadcast live at RacinDirt.TV.

RULES & PROCEDURES: This event is sanctioned by the United States Racing Association and all USRA rules apply. USRA national points awarded each night with “true car count” bonus (minimum 48 points). All drivers must have a valid USRA license (no temps). Draw for heat race line-ups. Passing points determine line-ups for “B” Mains and “A” Mains. RACEceivers and transponders are required and will be available for rent or purchase.

ENTRY FEES: Entry fees are $100 for Modifieds, Stock Cars and B-Mods, $75 for Hobby Stocks and $25 for Tuners. Entry fee at the track on race day is double for each class.

PIT PARKING: There will be four different pit areas. The main pit area in the middle of the track has room for 150 cars. A guaranteed spot is $50 and there are 38 cement pads available for $100 for the weekend. The second pit area will be off turns 1-2. The third pit area will be on top of the hill by the horse barn. The fourth pit area will be to the east of the hill coming down to the track. We will get as many as possible in the main pit area, turns 1-2 and top of hill. The last resort will be Buxtons to the east of the hill. Spots will be marked for those that purchased them. Drivers that raced weekly have first option on pit stalls. ATV/UTV passes will be required with proof of insurance, and cost will be $50 for the weekend.

CAMPING: We have plenty of camping available with around 44 electric hook-up spots available. Two have 50-amp plugs and 42 have 30-amp plugs. Camping will be $25 per night for hookup spots and $15 for non-hookup. Camping spots must be reserved by calling (515) 832-6000. Alternatively, the Briggs Campground south of town should still be open if you do not want to stay at the track.

LODGING: We have set up a block of hotels at the AmericInn and Super 8 in Webster City if you plan on lodging during the Summit USRA Nationals (ask for Hamilton County Speedway rate). For the AmericInn, call (515) 832-3999. For the Super 8, call (515) 832-2000. For the Americas Best Value Inn, call (515) 832-3631. For the Super 8 in Williams (13 miles from track), call (515) 854-2281.

Opening in July 1910, the Hamilton County Speedway is the oldest speedway in the state of Iowa. In 1938, work began on the current location at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. The semi-banked half-mile dirt track was completed in the spring of 1939, and the first races were held on the track in September of that year.

The Hamilton County Speedway driven by Spangler Automotive is located off US 20 at exit 140, then 1.2 miles north, then 0.5 mile east on Bank St., then 0.4 mile south on Bluff St. to the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Webster City, Iowa. The physical address is 1200 Bluff St, Webster City, IA 50595.

For more information, check out HamiltonCoSpeedway.com. You can also like us on Facebook at @RaceWebsterCity and follow us on Twitter at @HamiltonCoSpeed.

To learn more about the United States Racing Association, visit USRAracing.com. You can also like us on Facebook at @usraracing, visit us on Instagram at @usraracing, follow us on Twitter at @USRARacing and watch us on YouTube at @USRATV. Keep up to speed with everything USRA and subscribe to the USRA e-Newsletter at http://usraracing.com/subscribe.

By |2019-09-26T04:45:02+00:00September 26th, 2019|Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Summit USRA Nationals Launch Date Moved to Thursday

David Crabtree Scores First Southern All Star Win At I-75 Raceway

RACE RECAP: SWEETWATER, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by MaxFab made the annual stop at the I-75 Raceway Saturday night and a strong field of 30 super late models entered for the 2nd Annual Dirt Slinger Classic and like in 2018 a new driver picked up his first career Southern All Star win as David Crabtree of Maryville, TN., took home the $4,000 payday.

Crabtree started on the pole and then had to battle with Matt Henderson on restarts and Henderson caught up to Crabtree in lapped traffic but Crabtree worked his way around the lapped cars and then took command late in the race as he pulled ahead of Henderson for the win.

Matt Henderson came home in the second spot with Trevor Sise finishing third but due to an unapproved tire he was disqualified, moving Riley Hickman to the third spot, Kyle Courtney fourth and David Webb fifth.

Finishing in the sixth spot was Ronnie Johnson who started 16th, seventh to 2018 race winner Coy Hedgecock, eighth to Jordan Rodabaugh, ninth to Patrick Duggan and tenth to Kurt English.
CRABTREE SPONSORS: Rocket Chassis/Merriman Excavating/Tennessee Valley Builders/Stanley Best Heating & Air

RACE TIDBITS: Riley Hickman was back after a three race absence in a new car from Jason Welshan and had a good debut with a third place finish.

Three time Southern All Star champion Ronnie Johnson was back and got the high side working at I-75 and moved from 16th to 6th in the 40 lap event.

Former Southern All Star 9:1 Series Champion Patrick Duggan was back behind the Glenn Vanover car this weekend in first Southern All Star event in year. Patrick came home with a ninth place finish.

Points contenders all had rough nights as David Breazeale battled problems all night and finished 13th, Mark Dodson has mechanical problems and finished 21st and Zach Leonhardi had motor issues and did a start and park for a 23rd place finish.

Great crowd on hand for the 2nd Annual Dirt Slinger Classic pits were full and Tim Kyle and his staff are doing a great job at operating this facility.

First time starts with the series this year David Crabtree, Matt Henderson, Kyle Courtney, David Webb, Cory Hedgecock, Jordan Rodabaugh, Patrick Duggan, Kurt English, Ryan Tims, Dusty Carver, Caleb Ashby, Jason Manley, Shawn Chastain, Trevor Sise, Levi Hicks, Jerry Ashley, Jerry Green, Casey Turman,

Next race will be September 28TH at the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN., a 50 lap $7.500 to win event that will have increased starting money to $500.

Car Count: 31

SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING: Group A: David Crabtree 12.232
Group B Matt Henderson 12.375

Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: David Crabtree 12.232

Hoosier Racing Tires Heats:

PPM Race Products B Mains: Cory Hedgecock-Camaron Marlar

AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Bobby Giffin

COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Kurt English

36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Ronnie Johnson

BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Kyle Courtney

Rugged Radios Communications Award: David Crabtree

Results Pending Tire Test: 1.David Crabtree; 2.Matt Henderson; 3.Riley Hickman; 4.Kyle Courtney; 5.David Webb; 6.Ronnie Johnson; 7.Cory Hedgecock; 8.Jordan Rodabaugh; 9.patrick Duggan; 10.Kurt English; 11.Robby Moses; 12.Bobby Giffin; 13.David Breazeale; 14.Ryan Tims; 15.Dusty Carver; 16.Andy Picklesimer; 17.Caleb Ashby; 18.Camaron Marlar; 19.Jason Manley; 20.Shawn Chastain; 21.Mark Dodson; 22.John Ownbey; 23.Zach Leonhardi; 24.Trevor Sise DQ

DNS: Jerry Ashley; Jerry Green; Casey Turman; Craig Greer; Steven Stehle; Levi Hicks

For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin – General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com

2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 1196; 2.Zach Leonhardi 1144; 3.Billy Franklin 978; 4.Riley Hickman 932; 5.Mark Dodson 876; 6.Ashton Winger 630; 7.Austin Arnold 398; 8.Michael Page 474; 9.Andrew Littleton 410; 10.Joseph Joiner 372

2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Zach Leonhardi 345; 2.Billy Franklin 296; 3.Andrew Littleton 174; 4.Austin Arnold 139; 5.J R Moseley 131

2019 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Mark Dodson 82; 2..Brad Skinner 71; 3.David Brannon 58; 4.Steven Stehle 46; 5.Farrel Skelton 36; 6.Greg Love 31; 7.Derek Fisher 22; 8.Shawn Martin 21; 9.John Minon 21; 10.Danny Barrett 20;

UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
September 28th Smoky Mt Speedway-Maryville, TN $7,500
Oct 12th Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$4,000

By |2019-09-23T21:17:26+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Racing News, Regional, Southern All Stars|Comments Off on David Crabtree Scores First Southern All Star Win At I-75 Raceway

FONTAINE CHARGES TO SUPER LATE MODEL WIN AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY – WAGMAN FINALLY SCORES IN LEGENDS

Auburndale Speedway was back in action Saturday night and a big crowd enjoyed some beautiful breezy weather along with some very intense racing.

Headlining the bill were the Sunoco/WPCV-97 Country Super Late Models for 100 laps of competition. Thirteen teams were on hand and it was local favorite Jon Guy, driving a brand new car, who set quick time at 13.582 seconds. Auburndale’s own Chris Fontaine was second quick but his time was disallowed as his machine came up light on the scales relegating him to the rear of the grid for the start. That handed second quick time to Joe Boyd over Chase Lovelady, new daddy Matt McCrary and Daniel Webster.

The invert was a three placing Lovelady and Boyd on row one for the start. Boyd set sail at the drop of the green and began to rocket away from everybody. Boyd, Lovelady, Guy, Webster and McCrary ran 1-5 with Boyd building up over a half lap advantage by lap 40 when a “competition caution” was thrown per track rules for races of 100 laps or more. At this point Webster pitted but did not return due to what was described as a “minor part failure.” Harold Crooms, Nick Neri (driving for Bryan Dorer) and Alexa Anderson also pitted and returned.

Lovelady had been doing an outstanding job holding off Guy for second but the restart proved his undoing as Guy slid into second behind Boyd while McCrary backslid all the way to sixth. Fontaine was now on the charge as he took fourth from Roger Blevins on lap 48 then third from Lovelady three laps later.

Lap 65 saw the first “actual” caution of the race as Lovelady went for a slide on the back stretch off the front end of Blevins with both continuing. Boyd continued to lead Guy and Fontaine following the restart but Fontaine was showing his speed as he passed Guy for second on the outside lane just as lap 77 was completed then reeled in Boyd with 15 laps to go. The final caution came out on lap 88 for Alexa Anderson’s spin in turn two.

On this restart both Fontaine and Guy powered by Boyd into the front spots and that’s the way it finished with Fontaine pulling away for his second straight win here with Guy and Boyd chasing from several car lengths back. Lovelady was fourth just ahead of McCrary with Roger Blevins sixth, Alexa Anderson seventh and Nick Neri eighth and the last car running. Charles Kopach was credited with ninth trailed by Brandon Anderson, Crooms, Webster and Kendall Anderson.

Seventeen Legend Cars were in attendance for their 30-lap feature with Jarrett Wagman leading the way through several cautions. That allowed Noah Cornman to close in and grab the point on lap 26. Cornman looked to be on his way to a fourth victory on the year but he got hooked up with some lapped traffic in turn four on the final lap allowing Wagman to sneak back by and score his first career win here.

Cornman held on for second ahead of his younger brother Sam Cornman with Brandon Taylor fourth and Steve Carpenter fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Chris Stansbury, Dorsey Strickland, Ashton Chilton, Mike Verhaagh and Bryton Horner. Completing the finishers were Chase Lloyd, Jason Carpenter, Brandon Hershey, Sherri Miles, Dylan Brewer and Lee Miles. Stephen Hartley did not start.

The Modified Mini Stock feature got off to a rocky start as some three wide action going into turn one saw Bruce Cozad go hard into the wall while most recent winner Mike Rudder was eliminated as well. It was a tough break for nice guy Cozad who is moving into the class driving the car that was steered to last year’s championship by Chris Spring. Cozad should be back and will be a factor in the Mod Minis the rest of the year.

Once the race got going it turned into a two car battle between Mike Kerrivan and Rachelle Rudolph. Clint Holmes was reeling the two in by lap 16 when Rudolph looped her mount coming off turn four. Mike Prevatt was trailing not far behind and smashed into Rudolph’s car nearly head-on. Prevatt was OK but Rudolph exited her car slowly complaining of pain in her back, leg and foot. She was later taken to the hospital for precautionary X-rays but appeared to be only badly bruised up.

The race was called official at that point with Kerrivan scoring his first win of the year over Holmes as they were the only two cars left in competition. Rudolph was awarded third ahead of Prevatt, Richard Brown, Rudder and Cozad.

The V-8 Bomber feature was a wild one that produced some awesome racing and a bit of a controversial finish. Jimmy McLeod led the opening seven laps before Ronnie Abney took the point for one circuit. James Wright III then powered to the front on lap nine and looked to be on his way to yet another win but Brandon Love had other ideas. Love tried an inside move in turn two during lap 24 and both cars half spun as no caution was needed. With Abney and Bubba Healey now in the mix, Wright stormed back out front only to see Love come flying back to pass him on the final lap as all heck broke loose coming to the checker with one of Healey’s tires riding along the catch fence at the end.

As the dust settled Love had his second win of the year with Wright second and the three-wheeling Healey third. Victory lane resembled a boxing ring after a close match with plenty of shouting and a bit of shoving but cooler heads finally prevailed. Fourth place went to Abney followed by Jimmy Castleberry, Jason Sopczak, Dave Canfield, McLeod, Walt Kirk and Jammie Dunnahoe, Sr.

Veteran Mini Cup racer Russell Bush topped the field for the second time this year and halted a six race win streak by Wilson Martins, Jr. Martins would come home third behind older sister Maria Martins in this one with their cousin Leandro Martins fourth ahead of Bill Rychell, Hunter Strickland and Rick Kase.

Tav Gary became a first time winner in the Mini Stocks as he out-ran Chris Narramore, Jr., David McCaig and Freddy Martin to the checker.

Guy Kolmel won his fourth Scrambler feature of the year ahead of Chuckie Harrison and Guy Kolmel, Sr.

By |2019-09-23T21:12:59+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Auburndale Speedway, Local, Racing News|Comments Off on FONTAINE CHARGES TO SUPER LATE MODEL WIN AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY – WAGMAN FINALLY SCORES IN LEGENDS

Hudson O’Neal Captures First Career Jackson 100

Hudson O’Neal Scores First Career Jackson 100 at Home Track
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BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (September 21, 2019) – Hudson O’Neal captured one of the biggest wins of his racing career at his home track on Saturday night. The 19-year-old Indiana native was victorious in the 40th Annual Jackson 100 at the Brownstown Speedway. O’Neal took the lead on lap 71 from Devin Moran and sped to victory in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event before a capacity crowd. Moran tried to track down O’Neal in the late-going, but O’Neal held him off in the battle of young guns. Don O’Neal, the winner’s father, finished in third followed by Tim McCreadie and Nick Hoffman. The first 50 laps of Brownstown’s most prestigious race were a battle for the lead between front row starters Mike Marlar and Moran. The two swapped the lead on several occasions in the first half of the race with Moran led at the half-way mark. Don O’Neal joined in the hunt for the top spot on lap 51 as he swept by Marlar to take second. Don and Hudson O’Neal raced side-by-side for second before Hudson was able to finally clear his dad for the runner-up spot on lap 58. Both O’Neal’s quickly chased down Moran. Moran was able to hold the point until lap 71 when the younger O’Neal was able to forge ahead. With 29 laps remaining, the running order had Hudson O’Neal in front with Moran, Hoffman, Don O’Neal and McCreadie in the top five. Hoffman was glued to the bottom of the track. The open wheel modified standout held the third position until lap 86 when both Don O’Neal and McCreadie slipped by him. In the late stages of the race, both Moran and Don O’Neal were closing the gap on the former Lucas Oil Rookie-of-the-Year, but the youngster was able to keep them at bay for the first Jackson 100 victory of his career. It was a popular win for Hudson O’Neal as he went to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the fourth time in 2019. “I am speechless right now. I was counting down the laps for the last ten laps. That’s amazing and to do it here on my home track. This is where I grew up racing and I love it every time I can come back here to race and perform in front of these wonderful fans. They have supported me for so long and from the beginning and they have helped me get where I am today.” Moran, who finished second in the Indiana Icebreaker in March, was close to getting the first Brownstown win of his career. “That was a tough one to lose. Congrats to Hud on the win. Don was there too. Our car couldn’t steer as well as theirs. I was hoping he [Hudson O’Neal] would move up. I think I could have had a shot at him in the last few laps.” Don O’Neal, giving his son a bear hug in Victory Lane, came up just short of his fifth-career Jackson 100. “I was wanting to get to the lead. Man, what a racetrack. It was a heck of show from the start. It was a lot fun. I just love coming to this track. This place is awesome. This place has a lot of memories for me.” The winner’s Todd and Vickie Burns, SSI Motorsports-owned Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: Dyno One, West Side Tractor Sales, Sub-Surface of Indiana, Tarpy Trucking, VP Fuels, Penske Shocks, Swift Springs, Crawford Outdoor and O’Neal Salvage and Recycling. Completing the top ten were Tyler Erb, Shanon Buckingham, Chris Madden, Josh Richards and Mike Marlar. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, September 21, 2019
40th Annual Jackson 100  
Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Bobby Pierce / 14.794 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Mike Marlar / 14.723 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Devin Moran ®, Bobby Pierce, Nick Hoffman, Scott James , Shanon Buckingham, Jared Bailey, Jason Jameson ®, Austin Burns, Zak Blackwood-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Johnny Scott, Tim McCreadie, Dustin Linville, Kyle Bronson, Steve Godsey, Earl Pearson, Jr., Michael Chilton, Kent Robinson

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Don O’Neal, Tyler Erb ®, Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, Shelby Miles, Chad Stapleton, Skyller Lewis, Devin Gilpin

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Hudson O’Neal, Chris Madden, Stormy Scott, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Tanner English, Billy Moyer, Jr., Greg Johnson

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Shanon Buckingham, Steve Godsey, Jared Bailey, Jason Jameson ®, Michael Chilton, Kent Robinson, Austin Burns, Earl Pearson, Jr., Zak Blackwood – DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Josh Richards, Tanner English, Shelby Miles, Chad Stapleton, Billy Moyer, Jr., Skyller Lewis, Greg Johnson, Devin Gilpin- DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (100 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1471Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$15,700211mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$7,300365Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$3,5004739Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$3,700592HNick HoffmanMooresville, NC$2,5006101TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$2,60071750Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$2,400880mChris MaddenGray Court, SC$1,60092014Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$2,350102157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$1,500111820Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$2,25012160Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$1,40013231Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$2,150142421Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$2,000152296Tanner EnglishBenton, KY$1,2001631stJohnny ScottLas Cruces, NM$1,100171449Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$2,20018122sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$1,700191914SSteve GodseyBedford, IN$1,00020532PBobby PierceOakwood, IL$1,000211540BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$1,700221383Scott JamesLawrenceburg, IN$1,0002311D8Dustin LinvilleLancaster, KY$1,000242124Jared BaileyBedford, IN$1,00025251GDevin GilpinColumbus, IN$1,000 Race Statistics
Entrants: 34
Lap Leaders: Devin Moran (Lap 1), Mike Marlar (Laps 2-10), Devin Moran (Laps 11-23), Mike Marlar (Laps 24-47), Devin Moran (Laps 48-70), Hudson O’Neal (Laps 71-100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Hudson O’Neal
Margin of Victory: 1.063 seconds
Cautions: Scott James (Lap 22); Steve Godsey (Lap 39); Debris (Lap 55); Jonathan Davenport (Lap 75)
Series Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr, Billy Moyer Jr
Brownstown Speedway Track Provisional: Devin Gilpin
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Josh Richards (Advanced 11 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Johnny Scott
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Devin Moran
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Race Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Taylon Center (Hudson O’Neal)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Mike Marlar (Lap #2 – 15.2395 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jonathan Davenport
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Devin Moran (37 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Devin Moran
Time of Race: 40 minutes 44 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA7440$262,487.60239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY6935$146,315.08314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV6885$174,212.5741TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX6835$173,166.34520Jimmy OwensNewport, TN6800$211,102.7061mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH6625$123,365.0371Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL6515$134,686.31871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN6510$161,327.59950Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN5860$88,620.001040BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL5805$91,490.00112sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM5560$69,680.001221Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR5325$63,315.00135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN4745$61,525.00 *Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

By |2019-09-22T05:50:20+00:00September 22nd, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Hudson O’Neal Captures First Career Jackson 100

Sanders Best of the Best in Friday Featherlite Fall Jamboree Thriller

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 20)–Magical things just seem to happen between the walls of the Deer Creek Speedway when the United States Modified Touring Series is in town, and the racing gods bestowed yet another badass blessing on the race fans Friday during the second night of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree.

When considering the amount of sheer excitement throughout the evening’s 40-lap main event, perhaps the best move of the night took place when Jake Timm, Blake Arndt and Kyle Brown climbed from their destroyed race cars after a frightening crash on the opening lap.

Replays from the live RacinDirt.tv broadcast showed Jason Hughes and Arndt make contact near the end of the back-stretch while battling in the middle of the pack. Arndt shot up the track into a helpless Timm who then smacked the concrete wall and went into a series of end-over-end flips, nearly exiting the track.

Brown, who used a provisional in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup to get the 30th starting spot, was also collected in the melee. Ultimately, after a few tense moments, all three racers emerged from the twisted metal without serious injury.

On the restart, cars became bunched up coming to the flagstand which forced one car off the track and brought about the race’s second slow-down before a single lap could be completed.

Finally under green, Dustin Sorensen took control from the pole position and proceeded to set a blistering pace around the extreme high side of the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval with Austin Siebert and Jake O’Neil challenging the second-generation speedster.

USMTS national points leader Rodney Sanders joined the fray and O’Neil used the occasion to grab second place from Siebert as they raced three-wide behind Sorensen. With Sorensen, O’Neil and Sanders dragging each other around the top of the track, the caution flew on lap 13 just as the leaders had caught the back of the field.

When the green flag returned, Sanders took advantage and slipped by O’Neil for second while 14th-starting Jacob Bleess took fourth away from Hunter Marriott.

A slight bobble in turn two was all that Sanders needed to make a run on Sorensen, and the two-time USMTS national champ slid past the 18-year old for the lead on lap 24.

The final 16 laps were nothing short of incredible.

While Sanders continued to hold serve, O’Neil followed in his tire tracks with Sorensen right behind and Marriott trailing in fourth. Meanwhile, Thursday night winner Dereck Ramirez (from 24th) and Zack VanderBeek (from 22nd) had cracked the top ten and battling to get into the top five.

Lapped cars gain became a factor with ten laps remaining. Sanders and O’Neil broke away slightly and waged a hearty battle through traffic when suddenly the yellow lights came on and caution flew over the speedway with just two laps to go.

On the restart, O’Neil was a bit slow to fire but caught Sanders by the time they reached back-stretch while Sorensen tip-toed his way around the low side of the racing surface and Ramirez tried to squeeze in through the middle.

Entering the final corner coming to the checkered flag, O’Neil shot to the low side and began a huge slide up the track but was restrained enough to give Sanders a car’s width to squirt around the top and speed past to take the win.

As O’Neil tucked in behind Sanders, Sorensen snuck underneath for second while Ramirez passed 20 of his fellow competitors en route to a fourth-place finish and VanderBeek drive by 17 cars to register his second top-five in as many nights.

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Top three (from left to right): runner-up Dustin Sorensen, winner Rodney Sanders and third-place finisher Jake O’Neil.

Not to be outdone, track champion Brandon Davis passed 20 cars too, finishing seventh behind Marriott with Bleess, Hughes and 21st-starting Lucas Schott rounding out the top ten.

“Dustin had a good car and he had a fast pace early, and I was just trying to save my stuff there,” Sanders told USMTS announcer Chris Stepan in victory lane. “I kind of moved up there after I got by him and I felt like I was just kind of spinning my wheels a little bit. I saw Jake back underneath me and moved back down.

With his ninth career USMTS victory at ‘The Creek’ and 96th overall in USMTS competition, Sanders pocketed $5,000 and took another step closer to securing his third national title.

“It was a fun race. I’ve got to thank Jake and Dustin and all those guys for running hard and clean. Jake threw a ‘Hail Mary’ at the end but he left me room. It’s fun when you can race hard with people like that but not tear up anything.”

Eartlier in the program, the Stoen Racing Engines “Dash 4 Cash” featured the drivers with the fastest one-lap time in each heat race competing for $1,000 to win. Hughes held off O’Neil for the win, followed by Marriott, Sanders, Ethan Dotson and Travis Saurer.

In addition to $2,000 in cold, hard cash for the eight-lap sprint, the six drivers also earned contingency awards and product from Callies Performance Products, Construction Partnership, Inc., Jobbers Parts Warehouse, Kevko Racing Oil Pans & Components, National Fleet Graphics and Spyder High Performance Filters.

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Jason Hughes won the Stoen “Dash 4 Cash” race.

The 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree continues Saturday, and race fans will witness a complete program with the winner of Saturday’s championship pocketing $10,000. Thirty cars will start the main event which will go three-wide for the green flag start. The 30-car Non-Qualifiers Race will pay $2,000 to win.

The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4, opening ceremonies begin at 5:45 and racing gets underway at 6 p.m. For fans unable to attend in person, all three nights of the 21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree will be broadcast live at RacinDirt.TV.

The Deer Creek Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval which sits on 60 acres with one of America’s most popular state-of-the-art racing complexes and an adjoining campground. The track is located 11.3 miles south of I-90 at exit 209 on US 63 (0.7 mile north of SR 16). The physical address for mapping is 25262 US Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN 55975. For more information, call (507) 754-6107 or check out DeerCreekSpeedway.com online. Follow ‘The Creek’ on social media at facebook.com/DeerCreekSpeedway and twitter.com/DeerCreekSpeed.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Modified Touring Series
Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship
USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by Summit
21st Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree – Night 2 of 3
Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver, hometown, chassis/engine builder, laps completed and money won. The top 15 in heat race passing points plus the top 4 in the “B” Mains advanced to the “A” Main. Drivers with the fastest single-lap time in each heat race were eligible to compete in the Dash.

SIMPSON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps):
1. (2) 0 Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz.
2. (3) 111jr Keith Tourville, Janesville, Minn.
3. (5) 51w Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn.
4. (11) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis.
5. (1) 98d Bobby Swanson, Kasson, Minn.
6. (9) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
7. (7) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan.
8. (4) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.
9. (10) 24s Charlie Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn.
10. (6) 33f Jardin Fuller, Memphis, Mo.
11. (8) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn.
DNS – 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn.

FAST SHAFTS HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps):
1. (1) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn.
2. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
3. (8) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo.
4. (10) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn.
5. (5) 50 Brady Caul (R), Fort Frances, Ont., Can.
6. (9) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn.
7. (2) 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn.
8. (11) 35b David Baxter (R), Eau Clare, Wis.
9. (7) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn.
10. (4) 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.
11. (3) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
DNS – 00g Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn.

EDELBROCK HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps):
1. (1) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn.
2. (2) 94jr John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis.
3. (6) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.
4. (7) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.
5. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
6. (4) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa.
7. (5) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa.
8. (11) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.
9. (8) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn.
10. (9) 21m Dean Mahlstedt, Clear Lake, Iowa.
11. (10) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas.
DNS – 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis.

MSD PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #4 (10 laps):
1. (2) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn.
2. (1) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn.
3. (4) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis.
4. (3) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
5. (5) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn.
6. (8) 23d Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn.
7. (6) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn.
8. (7) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa.
9. (9) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn.
10. (11) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn.
11. (10) 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa.
DNS – 17 Mike Striegel (R), Wheatland, Mo.

VP RACING FUELS HEAT RACE #5 (10 laps):
1. (1) 71 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.
2. (3) 8s Tony Schill (R), Oakdale, Minn.
3. (7) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.
4. (9) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
5. (6) 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa.
6. (10) 23k Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn.
7. (2) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Villard, Minn.
8. (4) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo.
9. (11) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Tea, S.D.
10. (5) 91s Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla.
11. (8) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn.

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT HEAT RACE #6 (10 laps):
1. (1) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo.
2. (6) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas.
3. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
4. (4) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
5. (9) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas.
6. (3) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn.
7. (8) 3a Taylor Ausrud (R), Hayfield, Minn.
8. (10) 5d Devon Havlik (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa.
9. (5) 209 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa.
10. (7) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn.
DNS – 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #1 (15 laps, top 4 advance):
1. (2) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis.
2. (1) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn.
3. (4) 23 Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn.
4. (6) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
5. (5) 2x Brady Gerdes, Villard, Minn., SSR/Sput’s, $50.
6. (15) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn.
7. (7) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa.
8. (11) 27 Don Gerritsen Jr., Rock Rapids, Iowa, Skyrocket/HarryHeads, $50.
9. (16) 98 Kevin Stoa, Albert Lea, Minn., Harris/KSE, $50.
10. (13) 55w Jeffrey Wood, Chisholm, Minn., Shaw/ChevPerf, $50.
11. (3) 2g Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas, MBCustoms/PTS, $50.
12. (10) 13x McKenzie Gerdes (R), Villard, Minn., SSR/Stoen, $50.
13. (9) 1a Dwaine Hanson, Lakefield, Minn., Skyrocket/KSE, $50.
14. (14) 91s Greg Skaggs, Broken Arrow, Okla., Rage/ChevPerf, $50.
15. (12) 24s Charlie Steinberg (R), Kasson, Minn., Ramirez/Flyin’J, $50.
16. (8) 35b David Baxter (R), Eau Clare, Wis., Rocket/Baxter, $50.
DNS – 33f Jardin Fuller, Memphis, Mo., Hughes/Mullins, $50.
DNS – 00g Mark Gartner, Mapleton, Minn., $0.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #2 (15 laps, top 4 advance):
1. (2) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn.
2. (3) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.
3. (1) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla.
4. (13) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn.
5. (7) 71 Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn., Rocket/Baier’s, $50.
6. (5) 15w Alex Williamson (R), Rushford, Minn., SSR/KSE, $50.
7. (8) 777 Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa, Rage/ChevPerf, $50.
8. (12) 209 Ron Ver Beek, Oskaloosa, Iowa, IROC/ChevPerf, $50.
9. (6) 20m Mark Motl, Owatonna, Minn., GRT/Sput’s, $50.
10. (9) 5d Devon Havlik (R), Iowa Falls, Iowa, Sidebiter/Johnson, $50.
11. (4) 98d Bobby Swanson, Kasson, Minn., Skyrocket/ASI, $50.
12. (11) 59 Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn., GRT/Allard, $50.
13. (14) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas, WesternFlyer/KPE, $50.
14. (10) 78 Derrick Hicks (R), Ravenwood, Mo., Hughes/Wyman, $50.
DNS – 19r Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/TriStar, $50.
DNS – 23 Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., Jet/Speedway, $50.
DNS – 96 Greg Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn., $0.
DNS – 30 Matt Leer, Bruce, Wis., $0.

REAL RACING WHEELS “B” MAIN #3 (15 laps, top 4 advance):
1. (3) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn.
2. (2) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa.
3. (4) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
4. (9) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn.
5. (15) 29h Joe Horgdal, Kasson, Minn., Killer/KSE, $50.
6. (8) 22b Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan., GRT/Hatfield, $50.
7. (1) 51w Nate Wasmund, Rochester, Minn., DirtDueler/Baier’s, $50.
8. (6) 23d Darwin Karau, Kasson, Minn., Killer/Flyin’J, $50.
9. (12) 7j Cory Jones (R), Zimmerman, Minn., MBCustoms/Tim’s, $50.
10. (7) 3a Taylor Ausrud (R), Hayfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Midstate, $50.
11. (13) 77 Jacob Stark (R), Austin, Minn., LG2/KSE, $50.
12. (16) 45 Levi Nielsen, Evansdale, Iowa, MBCustoms/KSE, $50.
13. (5) 50 Brady Caul (R), Fort Frances, Ont., Can., Taylor/ChevPerf, $50.
14. (11) 782 Miah Christensen (R), Tea, S.D., MBCustoms/JB, $50.
15. (10) 8c Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo., GRT/Cornett, $50.
16. (14) 21m Dean Mahlstedt, Clear Lake, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins, $50.
DNS – 33 Joe Ludemann, Grand Meadow, Minn., $0.
DNS – 17 Mike Striegel, Wheatland, Mo., $0.

STOEN RACING ENGINES “DASH 4 CASH” (8 laps):
1. (1) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., $1000.
2. (2) 0 Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., $400.
3. (3) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., $300.
4. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, $100.
5. (6) 71 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., $100.
6. (5) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., $100.

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES “A” MAIN (40 laps):
1. (8) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, MBCustoms/Hatfield, 40, $5000.
2. (1) 19 Dustin Sorensen, Rochester, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $3000.
3. (5) 0 Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., LG2/Cornett, 40, $2000.
4. (24) 4r Dereck Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., Hughes/Cornett, 40, $1500.
5. (22) 33z Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa, VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $1000.
6. (9) 62 Hunter Marriott (R), Brookfield, Mo., Rage/KSE, 40, $900.
7. (27) 50iii Brandon Davis, Medford, Minn., Tri-Built/KSE, 40, $800.
8. (14) 21 Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, Minn., VanderBuilt/KSE, 40, $750.
9. (15) 12 Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla., Hughes/Mullins, 40, $700.
10. (21) 69 Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn., MBCustoms/Action, 40, $650.
11. (19) 99 Josh Angst, Winona, Minn., MBCustoms/Stoen, 40, $625.
12. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., GRT/Durham, 40, $600.
13. (26) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla., MBCustoms/Hill, 40, $575.
14. (2) 16 Austin Siebert, Grandview, Mo., MBCustoms/Durham, 40, $550.
15. (7) 21x Travis Saurer, Elizabeth, Minn., MBCustoms/ChevPerf, 40, $525.
16. (16) 94jr John Doelle, Arcadia, Wis., Rocket/Sput’s, 40, $500.
17. (12) 111jr Keith Tourville, Janesville, Minn., Player/MAS, 40, $475.
18. (13) 8s Tony Schill (R), Oakdale, Minn., SSR/KSE, 40, $450.
19. (25) 07 Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls, Wis., VanderBuilt/OFI, 40, $425.
20. (23) 23 Erik Kanz (R), Winona, Minn., Shaw/Action, 40, $400.
21. (28) 4a Joel Alberts, Kasson, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, 40, $400.
22. (17) 51 Chris Oertel, Marshfield, Wis., MBCustoms/Mullins, 40, $400.
23. (4) 3c Chet Atkinson (R), North Hugo, Minn., Sidebiter/Wagamon, 40, $400.
24. (11) 96t R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., Longhorn/Mullins, 38, $400.
25. (10) 44 Adam Hensel, Baldwin, Wis., DirtDueler/OFI, 34, $400.
26. (3) 71 Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., Longhorn/ChevPerf, 30, $400.
27. (29) 24 Brad Waits, Rochester, Minn., VanderBuilt/Stoen, 30, $400.
28. (18) 49jr Jake Timm, Minnesota City, Minn., MBCustoms/OFI, 0, $400.
29. (20) 51a Blake Arndt (R), Brownsdale, Minn., Shaw/KSE, 0, $400.
30. (30) 21k Kyle Brown (R), Madrid, Iowa, Harris/Tesar, 0, $400.

(R) = Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year contender

Lap Leaders: Sorensen 1-22, Sanders 23-40.
Total Laps Led: Sorensen 22, Sanders 18.
Margin of Victory: 0.359 second.
Time of Race: 17 minutes, 15.653 seconds (4 cautions).
Provisional Starters: Waits, Brown.
Eibach Spring Forward Award: Davis (advanced 28 positions).
FK Rod Ends Hard Charger: Ramirez (started 24th, finished 4th).
Entries: 70.
Next Race: Saturday, Sept. 21, Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn.
Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship Points: TBD.
USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup Points: TBD.
Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year Points: TBD.
USMTS Manufacturers Championship Points: TBD.
USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Points: TBD.

By |2019-09-21T15:17:08+00:00September 21st, 2019|Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on Sanders Best of the Best in Friday Featherlite Fall Jamboree Thriller

Tyler Erb Scores Kokomo Thriller

KOKOMO, Ind. (September 20, 2019) – Tyler Erb won the biggest late model race in the 72-year history of the Kokomo Speedway on Friday night in front of a packed house. The race proved to be a barnburner as Erb passed Hudson O’Neal on the 47th lap and then held off Jimmy Owens to score his sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Owens charged from the fourteenth starting spot to finish right behind Erb at the checkers. Hudson O’Neal had taken the lead on lap eight from Billy Moyer Jr. and received constant pressure throughout the 50-lapper, making for an exciting race for the lead throughout the event. Hudson O’Neal began showing signs of smoke and then jumped the cushion in turn four as he and Erb headed to the start-finish line to complete lap 47. Erb was now out in front for the first official time during the race. Owens then got by Hudson O’Neal and began to track down Erb. Don O’Neal squeezed by his son at the checkers to finish third and Tim McCreadie finished fifth behind the O’Neal father and son combo. Erb’s seventh career Lucas Oil victory came in a hotly contested race that saw three different leaders. “Man, that was an exciting race. We were all slicing and dicing out there. I have watched videos from this track and tried to emulate what some of the sprint car guys do here. We could get a great run off of turn two and a couple of times I had gotten by Huddy and then a caution would come out. Thanks to everyone at Best Performance for giving me this opportunity to race with them. It’s been a dream come true and hopefully we aren’t done winning the rest of the year.” Owens; who won a week at ago at Knoxville; mostly used the low groove during tonight’s race to gain spots and take shot at Erb on the final lap. “I swung the car out wide and I hoped to get a good bite off of four but he [Erb] beat me to the finish line. That was pretty good race with O’Neal and Erb. Once I got up there, I thought here we go again it’s going to be another close finish and it was.” Don O’Neal; who missed two and a half months during the summer recovering from knee surgery; earned a podium finish. “It’s been a long-time since we’ve raced here. I am not sure what was happening with Hudson’s car whether it was a motor or power steering, but I was able to get underneath him at the end.” The winner’s Eric and Kelly Brock-owned, Best Performance Motorsports, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by: Industrial Resourcing Group, Roberts Bee Company, New Point Lighting and Design, Bazell Race Fuels, Sunoco, Franklin Enterprises, Valvoline, Keyser, and KBC Graphix. Completing the top ten were Stormy Scott, Billy Moyer Jr., Devin Moran, Bobby Pierce, and Josh Richards. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, September 20, 2019
Kokomo Late Model Shootout
Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Billy Moyer Jr / 12.660 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Frank Heckenast Jr / 12.682 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Billy Moyer, Jr., Chris Madden, Devin Moran ®, Shanon Buckingham, Don O’Neal, Devin Gilpin, Jay Morris, Johnny Scott

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Tyler Erb ®, Tim McCreadie, Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jimmy Owens, Bobby Pierce, Robby Hensley, Kyle Bronson

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Hudson O’Neal, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Josh Richards, Jonathan Davenport, Stormy Scott, Steve Casebolt, Tanner English, Chad White

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS121TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$12,80021420Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$6,3003135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$3,5004371Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$3,5505539Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$2,9506152sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$2,5007121Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$2,200871mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$2,0009914Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$2,000101732PBobby PierceOakwood, IL$1,10011111Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$1,875121977mJay MorrisWatseka, IL$1,050131249Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$2,125142420wChad WhiteBenton Harbor, MI$1,00015221stJohnny ScottLas Cruces, NM$1,000161050Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$1,7001740mChris MaddenGray Court, SC$1,00018699JRFrank Heckenast, Jr.Frankfort, IL$1,0001918C9Steve CaseboltRichmond, IN$1,0002080Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$1,000212340BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$1,70022161GDevin GilpinColumbus, IN$1,000232196Tanner EnglishBenton, KY$1,000 Race Statistics
Entrants
: 24
Lap Leaders: Billy Moyer Jr (Laps 1-7), Hudson O’Neal (Laps 8-46), Tyler Erb (Laps 47-50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tyler Erb
Margin of Victory: 0.462 seconds
Cautions: Kyle Bronson (Lap 7); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 12); Josh Richards (Lap 35); Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson Jr, Johnny Scott, Josh Richards (Lap 39)
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Advanced 12 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Stormy Scott
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Race Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Randall Edwards (Tyler Erb)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Tyler Erb (Lap #5 – 13.140 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Hudson O’Neal
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Hudson O’Neal (39 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Billy Moyer Jr.
Time of Race: 41 minutes 12 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA7295$260,287.60239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY6725$142,615.08314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV6700$171,862.5741TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX6635$170,566.34520Jimmy OwensNewport, TN6625$208,852.7061mDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH6395$116,065.0371Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL6350$132,536.31871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN6260$145,627.59940BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL5680$89,790.001050Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN5665$86,220.00112sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM5420$67,980.001221Billy Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR5165$61,315.00135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN4525$58,025.00 *Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

***Photo Courtesy HeathLawsonPhotos.com

By |2019-09-21T04:43:54+00:00September 21st, 2019|Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, National, Racing News|Comments Off on Tyler Erb Scores Kokomo Thriller

Owens Repeats as Late Model Knoxville Nationals Champ

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (September 14, 2019) – Jimmy Owens became just the second driver in the history of the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals to win the $40,000 event in back-to-back years. The 47-year-old Tennessee veteran did the trick on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. Owens joins fellow Volunteer State driver Mike Marlar as the only drivers in the 16-year-history of the crown jewel event to win in consecutive years. Owens took the lead from Brandon Sheppard on lap 86 and held off one final charge from Sheppard coming off of turn four to take the win. Sheppard finished in second with Hudson O’Neal charging from the back after making two pit stops to Owens and Sheppard on the podium. Devin Moran, in his first start in the Knoxville finale, finished in fourth with Kyle Bronson coming from his 20th starting position to round out the top five drivers. Polesitter, Shane Clanton grabbed the lead at the start of the event with fellow front-row starter Darrell Lanigan running in second. Those two ran 1-2 for the first 44 laps of the race until Sheppard was able to get by Lanigan after a lap 44 caution. Clanton led the first 55 circuits of the race until a restart on lap 56 allowed Chris Madden to become the first car to lead other than Clanton. Madden was seeking his first Knoxville win after being absent from the speedway for nearly twelve years. Once in front, Madden started to pull away from Clanton. Clanton slowed on lap 72 with a broken axle, bringing his night to an end. On the restart, Sheppard became the third different leader of the race as he zipped around the top to take over the lead from Madden. Like Madden did before him, Sheppard was pulling away from the field. However, the race for the top spot was far from over. Owens took second on lap 80 from Madden in swift fashion but was still several car lengths behind Sheppard. With 20 laps remaining, Owens found the momentum he was looking for, and with that rally he began slicing into Sheppard’s huge lead. The laps were winding down in rapid-fire fashion, and Owens was ready to pounce. He darted under Sheppard with fourteen laps to go and wrestled the lead away from the fellow Rocket Chassis driver. Sheppard was not done though. Owens had to battle traffic in front of him and Sheppard was able to make one last-lap ditch effort to steal the win from Owens, but came up just short at the finish line. Owens started 18th and made history in event as no other driver has ever started that deep in the pack and managed a victory. “We had a really good car. We had to be married to that top way more than I wanted to, but our tires fired up and we got going really well. We chased Sheppard down in lapped traffic and we had one opportunity to get by him, so we took it the best we could. On that last lap I could hear him [Sheppard]. I didn’t know if he was above me or below me. I figured if he was below me, he couldn’t get around me so I just scooted down the track a little bit to kill his line coming off of turn four and I thought, well heck if it’s going to be a drag-race, maybe we can beat him to the line.” Sheppard once again felt the disappointment of coming up just short of his and car owner Mark Richards’ first win at Knoxville. “That was the most fun I have had in a race car in a while. Jimmy did a heck of a job and my hat is off to him. He was there when he needed to be. There were a few things during the race that made me run harder than I wanted to. I am just disappointed; we had a really fast race car.” Hudson O’Neal came home with his best career Knoxville Nationals finish. “We were somewhere around 15th-20th place for most of the race. We made a pit-stop before the fuel-stop and I think it really brought the car to life. It definitely got the car a whole lot better because it was more maneuverable. I had some good restarts, and I think on that last one, we drove past four cars through the middle. Everything has to line up to drive from the back like that. The winner’s Ramirez Motorsports-owned, Rocket Chassis is sponsored by: Rhino Ag, Boomtest Well Service, Reece Monument Company, Tommy Pope Construction, FK Rod Ends, Sunoco Race Fuels, Red Line Oil, Hypercoil Springs, Integra Shocks, and Midwest Sheet Metal. Completing the top ten were Chris Madden, Stormy Scott, Ricky Weiss, Earl Pearson Jr., and Frank Heckenast Jr. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, September 14, 2019
16th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals  
Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, Iowa

FAST Shafts C-Main Finish (15 Laps, Top 4 Transfer to B-Main): Cody Laney, JC Wyman, Mike Fryer, Reid Millard, Junior Coover, Brian Harris, Corey Zeitner, Charlie McKenna, David Webster-DNS, Chad White-DNS, Jonathan Brauns-DNS, Tim Simpson-DNS, Jared Landers-DNS

Lucas Oil Products Red “N”Tacky Spray Grease B-Main Finish (20 Laps, Top 6 Transfer to A-Main): Brian Birkhofer, Tim McCreadie, Shannon Babb, Chase Junghans, Billy Moyer, Jr., Billy Moyer, Johnny Scott, Jeremy Grady, Mike Mataragas, Jason Feger, Dave Eckrich, Jake Neal, Brent Larson, Spencer Diercks, Jeremiah Hurst, Nick Marolf, Cody Laney, JC Wyman, Dustin Nobbe, Reid Millard, Mike Fryer, Jimmy Mars-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (100 Laps):
FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS
11820Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$40,800
291SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$20,000
31671Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$10,700
4171dDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$9,550
52040BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$8,200
640mChris MaddenGray Court, SC$7,000
7232sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$7,200
837wRicky WeissHeadingley, MB$6,000
9151Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$6,300
102199JRFrank Heckenast, Jr.Frankfort, IL$5,000
111232sChris SimpsonOxford, IA$4,500
12229Darrell LaniganUnion, KY$4,000
132449Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$4,600
14100Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$3,400
1551TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$4,000
162250Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$3,900
171428Dennis Erb, Jr.Carpentersville, IL$3,100
18816TTyler BrueningDecorah, IA$3,000
192818JChase JunghansManhattan, KS$2,900
202515BBrian BirkhoferMuscatine, IA$2,800
21125Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$2,700
221932PBobby PierceOakwood, IL$2,600
232718Shannon BabbMowequa, IL$2,500
24620RTRicky Thornton Jr.Sedgwick, KS$2,500
251114Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$3,300
2675Don O’NealMartinsville, IN$2,500
272639Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$3,500
283021Billy MoyerBatesville, AR$2,500
29131cChad SimpsonMt. Vernon, IA$2,500
302921JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$3,400

Race Statistics
Entrants
: 55
Lap Leaders: Shane Clanton (Laps 1 – 55); Chris Madden (Laps 56 – 72); Brandon Sheppard (Laps 73 – 85); Jimmy Owens (Laps 86 – 100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Margin of Victory: 0.388 seconds
Cautions: Chad Simpson (Lap 9); Frank Heckenast Jr. (Lap 10); Chris Simpson (Lap 22); Don O’Neal, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards (Lap 33); Ricky Thornton Jr. (Lap 44); Fuel Stop (Lap 50); Tyler Erb (Lap 55); Bobby Pierce (Lap 55); Shane Clanton (Lap 72)
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Advanced 17 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Stormy Scott
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Vic Hill Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jeff Strope (Jimmy Owens)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Shane Clanton (Lap #3 – 19.364 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Tim McCreadie
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Shane Clanton (55 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Shane Clanton
Time of Race: 87 minutes 23 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POSCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNPOINTSEARNINGS
149Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA7130$258,162.60
239Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY6520$139,665.08
314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV6515$169,862.57
420Jimmy OwensNewport, TN6395$202,552.70
51TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX6385$157,766.34
61dDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH6205$114,065.03
71Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL6175$130,661.31
871Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN6050$142,077.59
940BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL5555$88,090.00
1050Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN5515$84,520.00
112sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM5220$65,480.00
1221JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR4960$59,115.00
135Don O’NealMartinsville, IN4305$54,525.00
140Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN3740$73,733.84

*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

— Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series PR
Photo Courtesy HeathLawsonPhotos.com

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